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1:50 AM ET, April 5, 2010


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Alexia Tsotsis / SFWeekly Tech:
iPad Has Risen: Steve Jobs Makes Easter Eve Appearance  —  With around 700,000 units of what was somewhat presciently called the Jesus Tablet sold yesterday, it's worth noting that Steve Jobs, wearing a black hoodie and ripped jeans, revealed himself to his flock on Easter Eve at the Palo Alto Apple store a.k.a The Mothership.
Discussion: Erictric, 9 to 5 Mac, TiPb, KCBS, Pulse2, TUAW and Gizmodo, Thanks:sfweekly
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game  —  You can't deny, it's pretty metaphysically silly to be playing a board game your parents bought at a yard sale for $2 on a $500+ iPad, in conjunction with two or more $200+ iPhones.
iPad jailbroken in a single day  —  iPhone Dev-Team member MuscleNerd revealed this afternoon that he has already managed to jailbreak the iPad after just a day of sales.  The crack is a variation on the same “Spirit” jailbreak recently used to de-restrict iPhone 3.1.3 and, like the earlier technique …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Unofficial (Fake) Facebook App Becomes iPad Hit  —  An unofficial Facebook application has surged to the top of the iTunes charts after charging $2.99 for the only Facebook iPad application currently available.  While it's not clear whether or not Facebook will force the developers to shut …
Discussion: GigaOM and
Rafat Ali / mocoNews:
iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing In Free Apps, Not Paid  —  So day one of iPad launch almost over—though West Coast's still in full swing—no estimates on how many iPads have sold, but it is instructive to see how the charts for iPad apps are doing.
Discussion: Geekosystem and Gizmodo
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies
Discussion: Techdirt and broadstuff
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
Chatroulette Piano Improv's Merton on YouTube Takedowns, Ben Folds and What's Under That Hoodie  —  The man only known as Merton quickly shot to the top of the YouTube charts in March thanks to his slightly profane but charming musical interactions with Chatroulette users.
Associated Press:
Court: 30-year ban on computer use too much  —  WASHINGTON — A convicted sex offender should not have been forbidden to use or possess a computer for 30 years after he was released from prison, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.  —  A three-judge panel agreed with prosecutors …
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Fake Steve Jobs on the iPad, conflict of interest, and Apple's draconian PR tactics  —  It's no secret that there weren't many iPads given out ahead of time.  Apple is, of course, notorious for their extreme secrecy and the hammer that inevitably comes down on leakers and embargo breakers.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Start-Ups, Not Bailouts  —  Here's my fun fact for the day, provided courtesy of Robert Litan, who directs research at the Kauffman Foundation, which specializes in promoting innovation in America: “Between 1980 and 2005, virtually all net new jobs created in the U.S. were created by firms that were 5 years old or less,” said Litan.
Discussion: A VC and broadstuff
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Apple's iPad A4 SoC: Faster than the Nexus One's Snapdragon?  —  Fresh out the frying pan and into the fire, I just finished my Nexus One review late last night only to have my iPad preorder show up early this afternoon.  I had been preparing for it's arrival not by downloading apps …
Drake Martinet / MediaMemo:
Chatroulette Creator Andrey Ternovskiy Gets an iPad, Gives Us a Peek At Version 2.0  —  All Things D's Drake Martinet spent a long cold night in front of the Palo Alto Apple store.  He files this dispatch:  —  What do you do when you're 17, you're visiting the US from Russia, and you've created the Internet meme of the moment?
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Finland postal service to open mail and send scanned email copies  —  Finland's postal service is to begin opening household mail and sending scanned copies of letters by email to cut down on costs and pollution.  —  Not even the most intimate love letters, payslips, overdue bills …
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David Porter / CIO Today:
Court Rules that Employee-Attorney E-Mails Are Private
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Opera alerts EU to hidden Windows browser-ballot
Discussion: Erictric
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The App Store Now Has Over 3,000 iPad Apps, Only 20 Percent Are Free
Adam Gorlick / Stanford News:
Web and mobile apps come under review on new Stanford site
Susan Dominus / New York Times:
Big City: In New York, Digerati Flock to Tom & Jerry's
Discussion: Gawker
Larry Magid / CBS News:
iPad Keeps Up with Columnist's Speedy Typing
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Philip Lam / iPadInsider:
Apple iPad Dropped and Tortured
Cliff Kuang / Fast Company:
Facebook Sues Data Geek, but That Doesn't Solve Its Privacy Problem
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
E-Books on the iPad: iBooks vs. Kindle for iPad
Discussion: Computerworld, and Apple, Thanks:fredericl
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
Netbook Sales Sag as the iPad Arrives
Discussion: Kindle Review
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Analyst: Apple sold 600-700 thousand iPads the first day

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CNN pivots HLN back toward news

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