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8:25 PM ET, March 28, 2010

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Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPad application walkthrough  —  One of our trusty sources just shot us over a plethora of Apple iPad application screenshots.  Everything from the iPad version of Twitterrific, to Flight Control, to Flick Fishing, to Reuters Pro — we've got it in here.
Discussion: Newsome.Org and 9 to 5 Mac
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New screenshots of iPad apps start to make this thing seem less like a giant iPhone  —  We already knew that the iPad would be getting a few pieces of software that haven't shown up on its tinier, phone counterpart — but now that a few screenshots of forthcoming apps for the device have reared their head …
Discussion: MacStories and PadGadget
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Self-published electronic books to make it to Apple's iPad for almost no cost  —  Big publishers are flocking to publish electronic versions of their bestselling books on Apple's iPad, which launches on April 3.  But small publishers and self-published books will make it to the iPad as well.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Browsing the iPad App Store: A Video  —  We've seen so many screenshots of the iPad App Store , but what about some video footage?  We've just been sent a short video that shows the actual store being used, with all the applications we've seen so far: the Yahoo Entertainment app, Twitterrific …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Reputation Is Dead: It's Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions  —  Trying to control, or even manage, your online reputation is becoming increasingly difficult.  And much like the fight by big labels against the illegal sharing of music, it will soon become pointless to even try.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Microsoft Ignored the Long Tail in Search, Bing Boss Says  —  Microsoft lags so far behind Google in the search engine market because it didn't acknowledge the long tail, said Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of the Online Audience Group for Microsoft Bing, at Search Engine Strategies NYC March 25.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing, Revisited: Still Toast (But Slightly Less Burnt) (MSFT)  —  We spent some time this morning with the man with the hardest job in the world, Yusuf Mehdi of Microsoft.  Why does Yusuf have the hardest job in the world?  Because he's responsible for building Microsoft's Bing into a real business.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Windows Phone 7 Series on HTC HD2 is Coming Soon For Real!  —  Wow! this is big!  We all knew this was going to happen at some point, but not as soon as this.  Apparently, some Russian folks have managed to port a “real” working ROM of Windows Phone 7 on the most popular Windows Mobile device - the HTC HD2.
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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
HTC CEO Peter Chou: We'll have a Windows Phone 7 Series device …
Discussion: Phones Review
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
PE Firm Plans Open LTE Network to Challenge AT&T and Verizon  —  A New York private equity firm plans to build a multibillion-dollar 4G wireless network that will cover most of the country by 2015.  The ambitious plan by Harbinger Capital Partners relies on deploying a Long Term Evolution network …
Discussion: SkyTerra and TMF Associates MSS blog, Thanks:mathewi
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Case Studies in Freemium: Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic and MailChimp  —  Don't spend money on marketing, do offer flexibility and data exporting to eliminate buyers' regret, make sure to capitalize on and value goodwill, and only charge for things that are hard to do.
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Reeder 2.0: Finally, An Awesome iPhone Feed Reader Arrives  —  One of about a half dozen tabs that I always have open in my web browser on my desktop or laptop is Google Reader.  Even though other sources such as Twitter and Facebook are now better at uncovering news more quickly …
Discussion: MacStories
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Up Is Down: FT Free On iPad, Guardian Monthly Mobile Charge?  —  Suddenly, everything is new again.  Underlining uncertainty and lack of consensus regarding mobile-device monetisation strategy, two newspapers are trying ideas contrary to those for which they're known...
Discussion: Financial Times
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Proposes Broad Updates To Governing Docs — Our Analysis  —  Facebook is proposing a broad range of updates to its governing documents, the company announced today.  It's a complex combination of simple clarifications and significant changes.  —  The updates could impact everything …
Discussion: The Next Web, Gadgetell and VentureBeat
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple runs out of first week's worth of iPads, now pushed back to April 12th.  In-store pickup option removed.  —  If you haven't already ordered your iPad, you'll now have to wait to April 12th to get your hands on one, according to Apple's Website.  The Wifi models have moved …
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