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12:55 PM ET, May 3, 2010


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Apple Sells One Million iPads  —  Apple® today announced that it sold its one millionth iPad™ on Friday, just 28 days after its introduction on April 3. iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPad 3G estimated to have sold 300K on launch weekend  —  Checks with 50 Apple retail stores have led one prominent analyst to predict Apple sold about 300,000 iPad 3G units, including preorders, over the device's first weekend of sales.  —  Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray issued …
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
An antitrust app  —  After years of being the little guy who used Washington to fend off Goliaths like Microsoft, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is about to learn what life is like when the shoe's on the other foot.  —  According to a person familiar with the matter, the Department of Justice …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple facing DoJ/FTC probe over Section 3.3.1 - NY Post
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft fires back at critics of its HTML5 strategy  —  Apple and Microsoft are at it again.  This time, though, the two archrivals find themselves on the same side (more or less) of a tremendously contentious issue: Which video format will be adopted as the standard for the Internet over the next five (or more) years?
Follow Up on HTML5 Video in IE9  —  Our recent post generated many comments and questions.  The discussion of intellectual property rights is complex and invites many different points of view.  This is a good opportunity to talk through the certainty and uncertainty relative to our goals for IE9 from Microsoft's point of view.
Discussion: eWeek, Cathode Tan and Guardian
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
H.264 Is A Codec, Flash Is A Platform: One Can't Kill Off The Other
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC Chairman Genachowski expected to leave broadband services deregulated  —  The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has indicated he wants to keep broadband services deregulated, according to sources, even as a federal court decision has exposed weaknesses in the agency's ability …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A New Deal for broadband: free, wireless
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google acquires BumpTop: Will Android get a 3D facelift?  —  Google is acquiring BumpTop, a startup that aimed to improve the interface of your computer desktop.  —  BumpTop launched its first product about a year ago.  The idea, as founder and chief executive Anand Agarawala described …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Aigo's surprisingly sexy 7-inch N700 tablet packs Android 2.1 and Tegra 2  —  Go 'head Aigo!  Get down with your bad self.  Quite frankly, we never anticipated Aigo / Patriot to come through with a me-too tablet that actually made us take a second glance, but darn if this one isn't quite the looker.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Very Personal Computing  —  The center of financial gravity in the computing world—the Center of Money—has shifted.  No longer directed at the PC, the money pump now gushes full blast at the smartphones market.  One of my colleagues, Bob Ackerman, calls smartphones the very personal computers.
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple Steps Up Pace of Acquisitions in Race With Google to Buy Startups  —  Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is accelerating the rate of acquisitions as it vies with Google Inc. for mobile technologies and talent.  —  Apple said it bought two closely held companies last week …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Close Encounters of the Regulatory Kind: Google-AdMob Brace for the Worst  —  While executives at both AdMob and Google are pulling out all the stops to convince federal government regulators otherwise, multiple sources close to the situation said that the pair now expect the Federal Trade Commission …
Discussion: Electronista
robertfortner's posterous:
Rest in Peas: The Unrecognized Death of Speech Recognition  —  Mispredicted Words, Mispredicted Futures  —  The accuracy of computer speech recognition flat-lined in 2001, before reaching human levels.  The funding plug was pulled, but no funeral, no text-to-speech eulogy followed.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Ogg versus the world: don't fall for open-source FUD  —  In the great human tradition of rooting for the underdog, it is tempting to want to stand up for the tiny nonprofit against the giant corporations.  After all, big corporations lie and spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD).
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Monitor money matters on Android with Mint  —  About a year and a half after releasing a mobile version of its personal-finance service for the iPhone, is bringing its free credit-card and budget tracker to Android phones.  —  As with the iPhone app, password-protected Mint on Android …
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Nokia launches Ovi App Wizard, will probably lead to Ovi-population problems
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Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
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How Apple's iAd May Blow Marketers' Mobile Budgets
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Timothy / Slashdot:
Why Tor Users Should Be Cautious About P2P Privacy
David Carr / New York Times:
A Lost iPhone Shows Apple's Churlish Side
Discussion: Guardian
Evan Selleck / SlashPhone:
Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two Available for Pre-Order May 6 and Launching May 13th
Hilary Stout / New York Times:
How Does Technology Affect Kids' Friendships?
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