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1:40 PM ET, April 4, 2010

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John Boudreau / Mercury News:
An estimated 700,000 iPads bought on day one - plus a Steve Jobs sighting in Palo Alto  —  The iPad arrived in Silicon Valley Saturday with the usual Apple flourish: stores perfectly prepped for fired-up fans, some of whom waited in lines throughout the night to get their hands on the highly coveted tablet.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
New iPad launch-day estimate: 600,000-700,000 sold  —  Scattered reports of stockouts and a 9 a.m. headcount of 730 at New York's big glass cube  —  The iPad queue on Fifth Ave.  Photo: PED  —  Even with all the hype that preceded the launch of the iPad — or perhaps because of it …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Analyst: Apple sold 600-700 thousand iPads the first day  —  We don't know for sure exactly how many iPads Apple had available to sell on Saturday, but one analyst says the number beat his previous expectations.  —  Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst, Gene Munster, on Saturday …
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies  —  Looking at the iPad app rollout, you can easily separate the digital wheat from the chaff in the content industries, and you can see those who are developing digital businesses and those who are trying to protect print margins …
Discussion: Techdirt and broadstuff
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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.
Philip Lam / iPadInsider:
Apple iPad Dropped and Tortured  —  Here's the Story: Apparently, YouTube user THISisCaSpEr bought all three models of the WiFi iPad at a Best Buy at Pittsburgh today.  And he decided that smashing the $500 iPad with a baseball bat was “fun”.  —  Though pointless, the video reveals …
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
The iPad's charging challenge explained  —  Anyone taking possession of a shiny new iPad this weekend may have noticed an odd message when connecting their gadget to some computers or USB chargers: the words Not charging in the iPad's menu bar.  We experienced the same issue during our initial testing …
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Jeff Fox / Consumer Reports Electronics Blog:
Charging the iPad: Hit or miss
Larry Magid / CBS News:
iPad Keeps Up with Columnist's Speedy Typing  —  Larry Magid: Apple's iPad Leans on Peripherals, Software if Company Truly Wants New Multimedia Tablet to Replace Laptops  —  (CBS) I wrote almost this entire column using an iPad, which partially answered my biggest question about the device: Can it replace a laptop PC?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Apple May Build a Search Engine to Shield iPhone Data From Google  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said there is a 70 percent chance Apple will roll out a mobile search engine tailored for its iPhone within the next five years.  As the search provider for the iPhone …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
E-Books on the iPad: iBooks vs. Kindle for iPad  —  Ever since Steve Jobs first announced iBooks for the iPad, pundits have been wondering about the future of the Kindle and similar e-book readers in the face of this new competition.  Now that we actually have access to an iPad …
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com, Apple and Digits, Thanks:fredericl
Adam Gorlick / Stanford News:
Web and mobile apps come under review on new Stanford site  —  Stanford Law School's M. Ryan Calo helps launch a new site that's a little bit Yelp, a little bit Wikipedia and a little bit Consumer Reports, to help people figure out just how safe some apps are.  —  About to download a new application to your smartphone?
Thanks:ianhsu
Susan Dominus / New York Times:
Big City: In New York, Digerati Flock to Tom & Jerry's  —  Some people want to go to a bar where everybody knows their name.  And some people want to go to a bar where no one will judge them if they put their iPhones on the table, compulsively text while chatting and talk social media marketing long after the workday is done.
Discussion: Gawker
 
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Cliff Kuang / Fast Company:
Facebook Sues Data Geek, but That Doesn't Solve Its Privacy Problem
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
Netbook Sales Sag as the iPad Arrives
Discussion: Kindle Review
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Benchmarking in your lap
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Square Turns Your iPad Into A Cash Register
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Digg's app comes to Android, minus some features
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The iPad is for Porn  —  Mainstream media companies …
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