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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
The iPad App Store Is Live  —  The first batch of iPad apps is live in the App Store, days before the device has been released to regular, non-media humans.  First impressions?  So many apps!  Also: So expensive.  Full listing here.
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
App Store for iPad: More than 2,300 Apps and Counting  —  The App Store for the iPad has officially opened, and Apple is promoting the apps on the store's front page.  There are more than 2,300 apps available for purchase now and more were being added, although you'll have to wait until at least Saturday to use them.
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld:
Apple reveals its list of ‘iPad-ready’ Websites  —  If we weren't amidst the feeding frenzy of iPad hype before, we definitely are now.  The reviews are out, confirmations have been sent, and new apps are popping up every day (not to mention accessories).  But maybe you're not interested …
Trevor Sheridan / App Advice:
Exclusive : It's Official - Netflix Streaming on the iPad  —  Netflix is a free app for the iPad that will be available on launch April 3rd.  If you're a netflix subscriber you can watch instantly anything in Netflix's online collection directly on your iPad.  You can stream TV shows and movies just like you would on your computer.
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Many Content Owners Can't Afford To Make Their Videos Available On The iPad  —  While news sites are very quick to highlight some of the big websites that are making their video content available for the iPad, what about all of the smaller content owners who don't have the resources or money to make that happen?
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Business Wire:
Disney, ABC and ESPN to Offer New Applications and Content for Apple's iPad
Stephen Fry / Time:
The iPad Launch: Can Steve Jobs Do It Again?  —  It is a gorgeous spring day when I arrive at the coolest address in the universe: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, Calif., where Apple has been headquartered since 1993.  The campus, for such they call it, is enormous yet not big enough to contain Apple's current rate of expansion.
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Reuters:
Special Report: iPad striptease: It's what's inside that counts
Discussion: MediaFile
Tim Gideon / PC Magazine:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Amazon: Time To Cut Kindle To $149, Piper's Munster Says  —  With the Apple (AAPL) iPad getting glowing reviews with sales scheduled to launch Saturday morning, the Street is getting increasingly nervous about the impact the device is going to have on sales of the Amazon.com (AMZN) Kindle e-book reader.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The JooJoo is here... seriously (updated with video)  —  Of all days for this thing to arrive... it had to be today.  Yes folks, as you can see in our gallery below, the JooJoo is not only real, but we've got one.  We're not going to go into details right now, as we've got our hands kind of full this week …
Discussion: VentureBeat and GottaBeMobile.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon Mobile Hotspot on webOS devices now free, Pre Plus and Pixi Plus fall to $49.99 and $29.99  —  Whoa, we didn't see this one coming: Verizon just slashed the cost of its 3G Mobile Hotspot feature for the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus all the way down to $, effectively giving you a broadband modem …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Expanding Its Retail Business: Next Stores In Denver And San Diego (MSFT, AAPL)  —  Microsoft's retail operations, launched last fall, are apparently doing well enough for the company to continue investing in more stores.  Microsoft is preparing to open its next two stores in Denver and San Diego …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Turning On Popular Tweets In Search.  A Few Popular Ones Coming To Top Of Results  —  As you may have noticed when Twitter introduced its new homepage a few days ago, Twitter has a new feature that allows them to group together popular tweets.  They say this is done algorithmically …
Discussion: The Next Web and Mashable!
Bits:
F.T.C. Is Said to Have Looked Into Amazon-Google Ties  —  Last month, John Doerr, one of America's most celebrated venture capitalists, announced that later this year he would step down from the board of Amazon.com, a company that he helped to finance and build.
Clay Shirky:
The Collapse of Complex Business Models  —  I gave a talk in Edinburgh last year to a group of TV executives gathered for an annual conference.  From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn't whether the internet was going to alter their business, it was about the mode and tempo of that alteration.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Tegra 2 “serious issues” delaying Notion Ink, ICD & Compal tablets [Updated]  —  Bad news if you've been avoiding iPad hype and holding out for a tablet based on NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra chipset.  We've just heard from a trusted source that all projects based on the new Tegra chip have been delayed …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's New Solution For Unofficial Pages: Community Pages  —  Want to set up a Facebook Page for “Pillow Fighting” or “Tatoos”?  Previously, Facebook would simply shut down the Page or remove publishing permissions from the Page administrator.  Now Facebook is suggesting that users create a …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Mashable! and eWeek
Om Malik / GigaOM:
For Postling, Angel Investors Mail in Their Checks  —  Postling, a New York-based startup co-founded by David Lifson (CEO), Chris Maguire (VP of Engineering) and Haim Schoppik (CTO) — all ex-Etsy folks — has raised $350,000 in seed funding from angel investors including Dave McClure, Chris Yeh, Gary Vaynerchuk and Thomas McInereny.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Gates, Allen remember Altair creator Roberts as true pioneer  —  Apart from Bill Gates and Paul Allen, one of the people most instrumental in the creation of Microsoft was Ed Roberts, whose early MITS Altair 8800 computer — pictured on the cover of Popular Electronics …
Electronista:
iPhone widens edge over BlackBerry in JD Power rankings  —  Apple's lead in smartphone customer satisfaction has only grown in the past few months, JD Power discovered in its latest Smartphone Customer Satisfaction study.  The iPhone's score has remained unchanged since October …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Apple Stores, Best Buys not the only places to get an iPad on Saturday  —  It turns out that “select” Apple Specialist locations — independently-owned stores authorized by Apple to sell and service its products — will be getting iPad stock to sell on Saturday.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Blippy Does An End Run, Harnesses Gmail OAuth To Re-Enable Amazon Support  —  Early this year, Blippy, the highly controversial startup that lets you share your credit card and online purchases with your friends, ran into some trouble with Amazon.com.  Namely, Amazon told Blippy to stop pulling …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Stewart Butterfield's Tiny Speck Gets $5M From VCs  —  Tiny Speck, an online game company based in San Francisco and Vancouver has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners and Andreessen Horowitz.  Accel led this recent round of financing.  Accel's Andrew Braccia will join …
Edward Krudy / Reuters:
New website brings crowd sourcing to fashion  —  (Reuters) - An Internet startup called Fashion Stake launching in coming weeks aims to shake up the fashion industry, just as peer-to-peer file sharing changed the music industry.  —  Fashion Stake will allow customers to directly fund fashion designers …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook Posts Photos of Prineville Project  —  A look at the progress of construction on the new Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon.  —  Can a data center have fans?  It can if it's the new Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon, which has its own fan page on Facebook.
 
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