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Natalie Harrison / Apple:
iPad Available in US on April 3  —  Apple® today announced that its magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models.  In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
iPad to be released on April 3, pre-orders on March 12  —  You'll have to make do with this until April  —  Get thee to the clickery!  The iPad is hitting the streets on April 3 and you can start pre-ordering on March 12.  —  As far as we can tell there was no real “delay” here, per se.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft's Courier ‘digital journal’: exclusive pictures and details (update: video!)  —  We've been dying to know more about Microsoft's Courier tablet / e-book device ever since we first caught wind of it last September, and while our entreaties to Mr. Ballmer went unanswered …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google Agrees to Buy DocVerse for $25 Million  —  Google Inc. is set to announce it has acquired DocVerse, a technology start-up that allows people to collaborate on Microsoft Office files online, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Google has agreed to pay around $25 million …
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Jonathan Rochelle / Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Docs welcomes DocVerse  —  ​The future of productivity applications is in the cloud.  We've always believed the web is the best platform for creating and sharing information, and Google Docs has already helped millions of people become more productive.
Gabor Cselle / reMail:
reMail is now Open Source  —  Last month, we announced reMail's acquisition by Google.  Since we'll be focusing on other projects at Google, we also decided to remove reMail from the App Store.  Existing users were able to keep using it because reMail is a client-only application.
Flora Graham / CNET News:
HTC on Nexus One cracked screen: “They don't go in pockets”  —  Last month, we shared the sad story of how our brand-new Google Nexus One went from Crave fave to purple nurple, with a cracked screen that scarred its beautiful AMOLED screen forever.  —  We took our Nexus One to HTC support …
Ckindel / Charlie Kindel on Windows Phone Development:
Different Means Better with the new Windows Phone Developer Experience  —  In just over a week we (finally!) get to pull the cover off of the Windows Phone application & game developer experience at MIX10.  There, through keynotes and more than 12 technical sessions over 3 days, we will …
Erica Yen / DigiTimes:
Apple iPad may delay transition to SSD, say hard drive makers  —  The appearance of Apple's iPad may create tight supply of NAND flash and delay the transition to solid-state drives (SSD) in PCs, according to sources from hard drive makers.  —  Apple, which has enjoyed success with its iPods and iPhones …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Another YouTube Revenue Guess: $1 Billion in 2011  —  Since Google releases almost no information about YouTube's financial performance, the best we can do is make educated guesses.  Here's another one: The word's biggest video site will generate over $1.1 billion in revenue by 2011, and Google will keep about $700 million of that.
Dan Moren / Macworld:
iPad developers struggle with hands-off approach  —  Hard as it may be to believe, the original iPhone shipped two and a half years ago with just 16 applications, all of them designed by Apple.  Today, that number has increased by a factor of thousands, a fact that Apple hasn't been the least bit shy about using to its advantage.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Roger Ebert Makes Pay Play: The Ebert Club  —  Roger Ebert thrives on the web.  Now he'd like to get paid for it but not by blocking access to the site or its 10,000-review archive.  Instead the Chicago Sun-Times movie critic—a master blogger and tweeter—is going the value-added route …
Discussion: The Wire, VentureBeat and Techdirt
PC World:
Intel to Launch Eight-core Nehalem-EX This Month  —  Intel will release its fastest and highly anticipated eight-core Nehalem-EX server processor later this month, a company executive said late Thursday.  —  The processor will be targeted at four-socket servers, said Shannon Poulin, Xeon platform director at Intel.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Federal Intellectual Property Enforcement Gears Up  —  The Obama Administration has been slowly ramping up its attention to intellectual property issues.  Over the past few months, we've seen an IP “summit” at the White House.  We've seen the successful nomination of a new cabinet-level “IP Czar” position.
Reuters:
Microsoft to stay its China course despite Google spat  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft said it will stick to its development strategy for the China Internet search market regardless of the outcome of Google's high-profile spat with Beijing.  —  Microsoft has kept a relatively low profile …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and DailyTech
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Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
Android largely unharmed in Google-China row
Discussion: IntoMobile
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple's Power Advertising Patent May Stir the Crazies into a Frenzy  —  In October 2009, Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple Prepares to Rock the Market with Hardware Subsidizing Program” and when All Things Digital decided to post my report - it took off like a bat out of hell.
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Will StatusNet Be Another Open-Source Star in the Enterprise?  —  What a week for StatusNet, the open-source, microblogging service that serves as the foundation for identi.ca, one of the first services to emerge as a focal player in the movement around the real-time Web.
Discussion: Datamation and StatusNet
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
T-Mobile “Very Fast Mobile Web” coming March 14  —  When we speculated T-Mobile might call their new HSPA+ network “4G” they were very quick to point out that was not the case (yet).  Instead, T-Mobile chose to inform us of their network upgrade schedule and said they would …
Tom Downey / New York Times:
China's Cyberposse  —  The short video made its way around China's Web in early 2006, passed on through file sharing and recommended in chat rooms.  It opens with a middle-aged Asian woman dressed in a leopard-print blouse, knee-length black skirt, stockings and silver stilettos standing next to a riverbank.
Discussion: Switched and Techland
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Clicker Redesigns Its Online Video Guide  —  When Viacom announced this week that it would pull “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” from Hulu, the popular video hosting site, many online video viewers were understandably upset.  Even though the videos won't disappear from the Internet …
Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Adobe releases Photoshop.com Mobile editor for Android developers  —  Adobe this morning announced that third-party developers now have access to the Photoshop.com Mobile for Android 1.1 editor, allowing them to make it a part of their applications.  —  The news comes four months …
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Mag:
Google's Android Favoritism Punishes Users and Partners  —  First it was Google Maps Navigation (Beta), which at first brought free spoken turn-by-turn directions to only the Motorola Droid (and later devices running OS 1.6 and up).  Then came Google Buzz for mobile, the controversial social …
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout:
Buy Office 2007 Before Sept. 30, Get Free Office 2010 Upgrade  —  Microsoft kicked off its “Technology Guarantee” program for Office 2010 on Friday, meaning that anyone who buys and activates Office 2007 between now and Sept. 30 will get to upgrade to Office 2010 for free when it's available.
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Higher Storage Product Quality Cramping Worldwide Sales, Reports Say  —  Overall sales were down slightly year over year; key factors were the world economic recession and, ironically, the continuing overall improvement in the quality of new-generation storage hardware and software.
Discussion: Computerworld
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's iPhone Usage Jumps 20 Percent In Under A Week  —  Thanks to a new post-logout mobile promotion by Facebook, the company has seen a jump in overall mobile usage in the past week, most significantly on the iPhone where mobile usage has grown 20 percent.
Discussion: Inside Facebook
 
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
‘Severe’ OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto
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