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11:00 AM ET, April 2, 2010

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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.
New York Times:
Cost and Redundancy Issues Confront iPad  —  If the much-promoted iPad is going to be a mainstream consumer hit, Apple is going to have to change the minds of people like Jon Byron.  —  Mr. Byron, a 54-year-old banker from Connecticut, emerged from the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan …
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews:
How Long Will It Take iPad App Prices To Drop?  —  Take a look at the just-made-public iPad apps in the iTunes store and what stands out are the prices of many of the apps.  Scrabble on the iPad?  $9.99 versus $2.99 on the iPhone.  Tetris?  $7.99 instead of $4.99.  Hangman?  Yes, Hangman!
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 …
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, but about the mode and tempo of that alteration.
Discussion: Wild Webmink and /message
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
The New Inner Circle of Steve Jobs  —  Apple's marketing strategy for a new product (like the iPad) works something like this:  —  Phase 1 - Steve Jobs will announce the product in an “invite-only” event weeks before the product is actually due for shipping.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
First NYC iPad line sitter also camped for first iPhone: a legend is born (video)  —  Greg Packer, we salute you.  Sure, the weather in New York City is a lot finer now than it was back in the sweltering summer of 2007, but we still feel the need to tip our hat to someone who'd camp …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Shows How HTML5 Can Run Quake In The Browser  —  A lot of attention lately has been put on the video capabilities of HTML5 browsers, since the iPad doesn't support Flash.  It turns out not to really matter that much because most online video platforms are now drinking the HTML5 Kool-Aid.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
We Just Tested Twitter's @anywhere Platform (Screenshots)  —  During his keynote at SXSW last month, Twitter CEO Evan Wiliams announced an upcoming new platform called @anywhere, which would allow third party sites to integrate Twitter features (he also showed off some of the partners …
Discussion: louisgray.com and VentureBeat
Bill Tancer / Hitwise:
Facebook - The Most Searched On Brand in the U.S.  —  As I've discussed before, examining search term data across all engines, while providing excellent tactical insight for search programs, also can provide invaluable insight for brand marketers.  We're now able to provide a new search metric beyond volume …
Discussion: All Facebook, AppScout and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
John J. Ray / Forbes:
America's Fastest-Growing Tech Companies  —  Data-driven companies score high.  —  Some stock market investors were stuck on the sidelines in 2009, looking for a bottom.  But if they had the gumption to get back in early enough, they reaped the rewards—the S&P 500 was up 23% last year.
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Marvel Comics for iPad: Hands-on Review  —  Video and screengrabs in this post: a first hands-on experience of the free Marvel Comics app for iPad, produced with Comixology (who produced a popular iPhone app).  Word is that more than 500 titles will be available through the application at time of launch on Saturday.
iSuppli:
iPad Sales to Hit 7 Million in 2010 and Triple by 2012  —  The iPad's attractive design, compelling applications and multi-touch capability, key components of Apple Inc.'s past successes, will help to offset the initial omission of Adobe Flash from the device and send demand soaring in 2010 and beyond …
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 …
Peter Farago / Flurry:
iPad Developer Support Continues to Soar  —  Flurry regularly monitors new project starts by developers within its system to gauge interest across mobile platforms.  With over 20,000 apps started by developers within Flurry, we believe this provides meaningful insight on the platforms …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony's PlayStation marketing machine now selling the digital living room  —  The living room is getting awfully crowded now that the Internet has come into it.  But Sony is trying to take advantage of all that confusion by pushing the PlayStation 3 as the machine that can do everything.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, VG247, Tech Eye and Go Rumors
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
Google, not blocked in China, still faces risks  —  IDG News Service - Ten days after Google snubbed Chinese government censors by moving its search engine there to Hong Kong, its Web search service remains unblocked in China.  But the move could yet cost Google substantial business …
Daily Mail:
The mathematical formula for how celebrity gossip spreads on the internet  —  Gossip on social networking sites such as Facebook spreads rapidly in the manner of a contagious virus, say researchers.  —  Mathematicians have developed an equation that describes internet rumours' ability to fly around the globe in a matter of hours.
Discussion: CNET News and Telegraph
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tapulous Looks To Repeat Tap Tap Revenge's iPhone Success On The iPad With ‘Radiation’  —  When it comes to games on the iPhone, few companies have had more success than Tapulous, the developer behind the hit game series Tap Tap Revenge.  The game, which is commonly described as a 'Guitar Hero …
Discussion: iPhone Buzz
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel holding off new ultra-thin notebook CPUs  —  Intel has recently decided to hold off the launch of new ultra-thin notebook processors until the third quarter as Acer has halted the production of its ultra-thin notebooks and has turned to work on its new Calpella-based TimelineX ultra-thin notebooks …
Discussion: Softpedia News and SlashGear
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Free TV on the iPad: Lots of “Lost,” but No “CSI,” “Simpsons” or “30 Rock”  —  Want to watch free TV shows on your iPad?  Hope you like ABC's programs.  —  The network is the only one of the four broadcasters that's putting much programing on Apple's device at launch on Saturday.
Discussion: mocoNews and Electronista
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Time Inc.'s Tablet Push Starts With Time Mag App At $4.99 An Issue  —  Sports Illustrated has been the Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) tablet poster child for months but Time is first to market with an app.  Time for iPhone is free but iPad Time runs $4.99 an issue, same as the newsstand price and available on Fridays.
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
IPad Q&A with leaders of Twitter, Craigslist, Time, Sequoia, Wired and Federated Media  —  Apple Inc. stormed back into consumer electronics in 2001 with its iPod music player, then solidified its reputation as the coolest, most forward-thinking tech company with the iPhone in 2007.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals Next Steps in Cool Video Headset Project  —  We first learned of Apple's Head Mounted Display R&D project nearly two years ago to the month.  Our first report titled Apple Preparing a Cool iPod Visual Head-Display System covered their preliminary work on their laser based …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
WSJ iPad subscription officially $17.29 per month — is Murdoch insane?  —  So we now have the official price for the WSJ iPad app subscription: $3.99 per week with a monthly credit card charge of $17.29.  For that you get subscriber-only content areas such as Business and Markets with access …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Tellmewhere Makes Location-Based Social Networking More Useful  —  Tellmewhere is a location-based iPhone and Android app that offers its users personalized recommendations for restaurants, bars, grocery stores and other local retailers.  The service, which also offers a full set …
Discussion: A VC and TUAW
 
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