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10:05 AM ET, March 29, 2010

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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Starts Shipping iPads to Customers  —  Apple has starting shipping iPads for delivery.  Those who placed their orders in on the first day have started receiving shipping notices from the Apple Store.  —  Unfortunately, the early ship date does not necessarily mean that customers will receive their iPads before April 3rd.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Morgan Stanley: Apple Will Ship 6+ Million iPads This Year  —  Apple's iPad hasn't yet arrived at market, but the device's suppliers are already raising their build rates in expectation of strong sales, thanks to encouraging pre-order rates.  This according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Confirms: iPad On Sale At “Most” Best Buy Stores On April 3, From 9 AM  —  So we know that Apple's iPad has started shipping, and this morning the company also confirmed that the device will be on sale in all 221 of its retail stores across the United States as well as “most Best Buy stores” this Saturday, beginning at 9 AM.
Jeff Whatcott / Brightcove Blog:
The Present and Future of HTML5 Video Experiences  —  As commercial availability of the Apple iPad draws near, we have been getting a lot of inquiries from customers looking for guidance on what they need to do to deliver great video experiences on these devices that exclusively support the HTML5 approach to video.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
No Flash On The iPad?  No Problem.  Brightcove Turns Videos Into HTML5.  —  The lack of Flash on the iPad is a sore point for many and often listed as one of its greatest potential weaknesses.  Not allowing Flash on the iPhone is bad enough, but on the larger iPad with full-screen browsing, its absence will be much more noticeable.
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 …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New screenshots of iPad apps start to make this thing seem less like a giant iPhone
Discussion: PadGadget and MacStories
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Warner Bros. Recruits Students to Spy on Pirates  —  The people who work at the anti-piracy divisions of Warner Bros. and other large media companies have to be experts in file-sharing technology.  It is therefore no surprise that Warner Bros. is actively recruiting students for a job as Anti-Piracy Intern …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Quora Has The Magic: BenchMark Invests at $86 Million Valuation  —  Quora, a new startup founded by ex-Facebook employees, has closed a first round of funding, and it's a big one.  Benchmark Capital has led the round and general partner Matt Cohler has taken a board seat at the company (Cohler is a former Facebook exec).
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Noisy Channel, Thanks:mrinaldesai
New York Times:
After Google's Move, a Shift in Search Terms  —  HONG KONG — Chinese searches for politically delicate terms peaked the day Google stopped filtering its search results, but the government pressed on with a campaign to remove online praise of the company.  —  Searches for “Tiananmen,” …
Discussion: Telegraph, Thanks:atul
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD launches 12-core server chips in latest salvo against Intel  —  The chip core war continues to heat up.  Today Advanced Micro Devices is announcing the release of new server microprocessors with 8 or 12 processors on a single chip.  —  The announcement comes less than two weeks …
David Carr / New York Times:
Not Creating Content.  Just Protecting It.  —  Should we be surprised that the biggest fight over freedom of expression in years involves Google, a company that produces algorithms rather than articles?  —  Probably not.  —  Google executives struck a blow for free speech in China last week …
Discussion: Beyond Search
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Apps Still A Tiny Business — Only $50 Million A Year — But Microsoft Should Be In Major Panic Mode (MSFT, GOOG)  —  Thus far, Microsoft (MSFT) is doing a good job of holding off Google Apps (GOOG).  —  The demand for Office 2010 appears to be strong, and most companies that spoke …
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)
 
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
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Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Intel Stays Atop Chip Market but Samsung Gains in Tough 2009
Discussion: Tech Eye
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
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John Gillooly / PC Authority:
NVIDIA's Fermi: So much potential, so little software support
Galen Gruman / InfoWorld:
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Kari Huus / msnbc.com:
Navigating China's web of censors
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Michael Calore / Webmonkey:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Self-published e-books to make it to Apple's iPad for almost no cost
Discussion: ResourceShelf and TeleRead
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Up Is Down: FT Free On iPad, Guardian Monthly Mobile Charge?
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
PE Firm Plans Open LTE Network to Challenge AT&T and Verizon