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2:20 PM ET, April 3, 2010

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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Buying an iPad Day Zero: The Survival Guide  —  You didn't preorder an iPad.  But you want one now.  Can you still buy one?  Where do you go?  What's it going to be like?  This is what you need to know to buy an iPad tomorrow.  —  Are there gonna iPads for people who didn't preorder?  —  Yes.
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Mark Hachman / Gearlog:
Best Buy: Some Answers to Your iPad Questions
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPad App Review Marathon Live  —  We're going in and reviewing as many iPad apps as possible—LIVE—right now, and updating throughout the day.  We'll start with the essential apps.  If you have a specific app you want reviewed, let us know in the comments.
David F. Gallagher / Bits:
Live Blogging the iPad's Big Day  —  Since the word “iPad” entered the collective consciousness back in January, there has been plenty of punditry about what Apple's new device means for the future of technology, media and life as we know it.  On Saturday, people will finally be able to start making up their own minds about it.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Live Dispatch From The iPad Line At SF's Flagship Apple Store  —  The wait is already over in some parts of the country.  But here in San Francisco, a huge line of people are braving San Francisco's frigid morning to be among the first to receive their coveted iPads.
Ad Age:
Media Brands on the IPad From Day One  —  Who's There at the Start, From ABC to YouTube  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Media companies have been racing to develop iPad applications, but only some will be ready from the start.  And only some of those have built really new apps for the tablet …
Discussion: PC World and MediaMemo
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John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Publishing's last hope  —  Commentary: Old media is expecting too much from the iPad  —  BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Print media seem to be pinning a lot of hopes on the iPad.  —  In addition to creating a fantastic media promotional blitz to jack up the public for the iPad …
Discussion: Gawker and Techdirt
Boy Genius Report:
References to new iPhones, new iPod touch and new iPad found!  —  While today marks the first day the Apple iPad went on sale, it also gives us a glimpse into the upcoming stuff from Cupertino.  One of our connects has been digging around the iPad filesystem and found references to the following:
Discussion: Geekword and 9 to 5 Mac
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple iPad review  —  The Apple iPad.  The name is a killing word — more than a product — it's a statement, an idea, and potentially a prime mover in the world of consumer electronics.  Before iPad it was called the Apple Tablet, the Slate, Canvas, and a handful of other guesses …
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch and SlashGear
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Steven Levy / Wired News:
Apple's iPad: One Small Step for Tablets, One Giant Leap for Personal Computers
Discussion: TechCrunch and Gadget Lab
Ian Paul / PC World:
Apple iPad's iBooks vs Amazon's Kindle  —  Apple's iPad launches on Saturday, and among its many functions, one that analysts are looking at right now is its e-reading capability.  In fact, some analysts and critics are wondering if Amazon's Kindle will be under threat once Cupertino's new tablet device launches on April 3.
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Seth Weintraub / Computerworld:
Did Apple drop PA Semi for Intrinsity to create the A4?  —  News today is that Apple has purchased another processor company called Intrinsity.  Apple purchased PA Semi two years ago for almost a quarter of a billion dollars.  The Intrinsity news was broken by EDN but followup work by MacRumors seems to have confirmed the purchase.
Discussion: Go Rumors
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
An open letter to the people of the world  —  First of all, you're welcome.  In the last few days I've been overwhelmed by your letters and calls expressing your gratitude to Apple, and mostly to me personally, for inventing yet another life-changing, mind-altering product.
Discussion: broadstuff
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld:
NBC reevaluating streaming TV episodes to iPad  —  PEOPLE WHO READ THIS ALSO READ:  —  This weekend, developers, consumers, and companies will finally get entry to the iPad party.  Unfortunately, there are still those uninterested in the affair—we've already seen companies like Random House hesitate.
 
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Michael Rose / TUAW:
Netflix blog all but promises iPhone version of app
Discussion: Mashable!, PC World and Download Squad
Jonah Jones / Google LatLong:
A new look for Google Transit maps
Discussion: The Next Web
Google Watch:
Ex-Googler Falls Prey to Wonderful Privacy Flaw of Google Buzz
Annalee Newitz / io9:
5 Ways The Google Book Settlement Will Change The Future of Reading
Discussion: Against Monopoly and Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Eric Kuhn / CNN:
White House is iPad ready
Discussion: MinOnline and eHomeUpgrade
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
How the Email Inbox Can Become An App Platform
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Whole Foods working to curb Facebook-based scam
Lifehacker:
How to Use Gmail's Attractive New Tablet-Friendly Interface …
iFixit:
iPad FCC Teardown
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 is the new name, ‘Series’ gets voted off island