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1:05 PM ET, April 14, 2010


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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple: US iPad Sales Are Booming, So Everyone Else Has to Wait Another Month  —  Live outside the U.S and want to get your hands on an iPad?  You're going to have to wait an extra month, says Apple (AAPL).  —  Release:
Apple Media Advisory  —  Apple today released the following statement:  —  Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad™.
Dylan Casey / The Official Google Blog:
Replay it: Google search across the Twitter archive  —  Since we first introduced real-time search last December, we've added content from MySpace, Facebook and Buzz, expanded to 40 languages and added a top links feature to help you find the most relevant content shared on updates services like Twitter.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter has 105,779,710 Registered Users, Adding 300K A Day  —  Twitter's Biz Stone just reeled off some key, and very long awaited stats at Chirp.  The stats:  — Twitter has 105,779,710 registered users.  — It gets 300,000 new users a day.  — It receives 180 Million Unique visitors a month.
Discussion: paidContent and Mashable!
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
How To Watch Chirp, Twitter's Developer Conference, Live Online  —  Chirp, Twitter's annual developer conference, begins tomorrow morning.  —  If you aren't in San Francisco, or couldn't get a ($469!) ticket, never fear: is broadcasting the whole thing for free.
Nick O'Neill /
5 Things We Expect Twitter To Announce Today  —  With Twitter's developer conference prepared to get underway in just a few hours, we thought it would be a good time to speculate about some of the announcements coming out of the event today.  While I think many of the new products …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter's Entire Archive Headed to the Library of Congress  —  The US Library of Congress announced this morning via its official Twitter account that it will be acquiring the entire archive of Twitter messages back through March, 2006.  In addition to a massive printed collection …
Matt Raymond / Library of Congress Blog:
How Tweet It Is!:  Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive  —  Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter social media service?  Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress.  —  That's right.  Every public tweet, ever …
Discussion: Computerworld and down the avenue
RUMOR: Apple to unveil next-gen iPhone on June 22; Evidence of Verizon iPhone found in online logs?  —  “Although no confirmations have yet come from Apple (naturally), there is speculation that the big [next-gen iPhone] reveal could take place on June 22nd,” Messany reports for ModMyi.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Eric Schmidt: Today's Most Interesting Engineering Problems Are Around Sharing  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat for a Q&A at the company's Atmosphere event yesterday pitching its Apps platform to the enterprise.  A couple of his remarks stuck with me today and I wanted to share them as well as a video …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Seesmic Squeeze: how a company responds to market changes in Twitter's ecosystem  —  Take a pile of carbon and apply enough heat and pressure and you'll get diamonds.  Of course you might just not get it right and will end up with a pile of ash.  —  If you talk with Loic Le Meur …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Twitter's One Real Problem.  No, Not Developers!  —  Photo of Twitter co-founder & CEO Ev Williams by Randy Stewart via Flickr.  —  A few days back, I stopped by at the brand-new Palo Alto, Calif. offices of Facebook.  It is a gigantic open space, with desks lined up next to each other as far as the eye could see.
Joab Jackson / PC World:
Google exec worries over ‘rudderless’ Java  —  The chief Google Java architect calls on Oracle to put Java back on track  —  As if Oracle did not have enough work convincing MySQL users of its good intentions, the company also should set its sites on getting the Java platform back on track, contends a Google chief architect. blog: 1.3  —  We are on our way to Chirp and we are excited to meet many new and emerging companies and discuss and the API.  Since the day we founded, we've aimed to provide a simple service that does a few things very well — we believe the world of social distribution …
Discussion: Softpedia News and ResourceShelf
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Gmail redesigns its message window for Android, iPhone, iPad  —  Google is continuing the slow and steady march of improvements to its Android-, iPhone-, and now iPad-optimized site.  On Tuesday, the company pushed out a handful of small changes to the way handles new messages.
Mary Branscombe /
Google: we plan to open up our Goggles platform  —  But no facial recognition due to privacy concerns  —  Augmented reality is being hailed the next big thing on mobile devices, for everything from gaming to checking out house prices; point a smartphone running Yelp at a city street …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Former Googlers Launch TellApart, Raise $4.75 Million From Greylock  —  Silicon Valley based TellApart, founded by ex Googlers Josh McFarland and Mark Ayzenshtat, unveiled its service today.  They also are announcing a $4.75 million first round of financing in a round led by Greylock Partners …
Discussion: alarm:clock
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Value of a ‘Fan’ on Social Media: $3.60  —  The findings are based on impressions generated in Facebook's news feed  —  Brands have rushed to Facebook to build fan bases, with some amassing millions of connections.  The nagging question has been: What is the monetary value of these fans?
Discussion: MediaMemo, hypebot and All Facebook
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Evidence of possible Apple-branded car kit found in iPhone OS 4  —  The pre-release beta of iPhone OS 4 contains a new application that could be used to simply control the device when used in an automobile.  —  A source contacted TUAW to reveal that the new “iPod out” feature included …
Discussion: and Tech Eye
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Labor group: Chinese teens ‘like prisoners’ in Microsoft tech factory  —  Thousands of Chinese teens and young adults work 15 hours a day at 65 cents per hour, prohibited from talking or listening to music, in abysmal conditions at the KYE Systems factory where they assemble Microsoft hardware …
Discussion: Tech Eye,, GMSV and Fudzilla
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Patricof's Greycoft Raises $130.7 Million Second Digital Media Fund  —  It took a year, 160 first meetings and a lot of travel time but Greycroft Partners finally has closed its second fund, $130.7 million Greycroft II.  It's a case of second verse, same as the first with plans to continue investing …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Digits, Thanks:beet_tv
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Inside Apple's automatic graphics switching  —  Apple touts the automatic graphics switching in its new 15" and 17" MacBook Pros as a “breakthrough technology from Apple.”  Some readers scoffed at the description earlier today, assuming (as we originally did) that Apple was using NVIDIA's Optimus technology.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Mobile Multitasking  —  Daniel Eran Dilger at Apple Insider: … I believe he's right about Windows Mobile, but that's no matter because Microsoft has abandoned Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone 7 will apparently ship with no multitasking, and, whenever multitasking eventually does appear in Windows Phone, it won't be like that.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and The Loop
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