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11:50 AM ET, May 3, 2010

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Apple:
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.
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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 …
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple facing DoJ/FTC probe over Section 3.3.1 - NY Post
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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?
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IEBlog:
Follow Up on HTML5 Video in IE9
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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 …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A New Deal for broadband: free, wireless  —  Imagine you were the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission.  One day someone came to you with an offer: … Why wouldn't you seriously consider this idea?  Your agency knows that millions of low-income Americans don't use the Internet …
Discussion: New York Times and DSLreports
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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC Chairman Genachowski expected to leave broadband services deregulated
Discussion: eWeek
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.
Thanks:atul
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.
Evan Selleck / SlashPhone:
Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two Available for Pre-Order May 6 and Launching May 13th  —  As we look back to the beginning of April, we see Microsoft launching their socially-connected handsets: the Kin One and Kin Two.  Two very different, distinct devices in of themselves, they are either woefully ignored or highly anticipated.
Brian X. Chen / under the wire:
How Wired.com Tracked the iPhone Finder  —  In response to Wired.com's scoop identifying the finder of the lost iPhone prototype, many have asked me how we did it.  The process of uncovering digital footprints to identify Brian Hogan was indeed challenging and enlightening, so I thought I'd tell the story here.
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
Google Sees a New Role for YouTube: An Outlet for Live Sports  —  NEW DELHI, India — The Indian Premier League, a 20-team tournament here that turns staid cricket into something fast-paced and glamorous, just ended its third season with a new champion, the Chennai Super Kings …
Thanks:rawmeet
David Carr / New York Times:
A Lost iPhone Shows Apple's Churlish Side  —  Journalists are already getting warmed up for the next big Apple event, the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, where they will most likely get a look at the next generation of the iPhone.  —  But there might be fewer people lined up …
Discussion: Guardian
 
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