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April 2, 2012, 1:30 PM

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Donna L. Tapellini / Consumer Reports News:
New Apple iPad tops our tablet Ratings  —  The high-resolution screen of the new iPad establishes a new benchmark in excellence, providing the best rendering of detail and color accuracy we've ever seen on a tablet display.  As a result, the iPad tops our new tablet Ratings, posted today.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
ChangeWave: 82% of new iPad owners are ‘very satisfied’  —  Apple's new tablet scored even higher than the old.  Heat-gate was a nonissue.  —  Click to enlarge.  —  It's not often you can get 200 people to agree about anything, nevermind something as controversial as a new Apple (AAPL) product.
Jeff Sneider / Variety:
Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs  —  Indie pic ‘Jobs’ to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern  —  The King of Twitter is now the King of Apple, as “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher is attached to play Steve Jobs in the indie pic “Jobs,” which Joshua Michael Stern ("Swing Vote") will direct from a script by Matt Whiteley.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
HTC One X review  —  Batman Begins.  The Muppets.  James Bond in Casino Royale.  What do they have in common?  They're all examples of franchises that got better after a reboot (some will disagree on Casino Royale, but I'm standing my ground).  For HTC, that's exactly what the One series represents …
Daniel Rubino / wpcentral:
Nokia kicks off US advertising campaign with a Beta Test, takes on the iPhone  —  There is little doubt that Nokia has the deep pockets, ingenuity and cleverness to make an effective advertising campaign for the AT&T Lumia 900.  The question is, when will “Operation Rolling Thunder” …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Microsoft's IE reclaims lost ground in browser battle  —  Internet Explorer has reversed a slide in usage, at least for now.  —  (Credit: data by Net Applications; chart by Stephen Shankland/CNET)  —  Microsoft's Internet Explorer regained some of the browser usage it's lost in recent years …
Tom Krazit / GigaOM:
Why Google isn't worried about Android revenue  —  Not all investments are made with the expectation that a big payoff is around the corner.  Google's decision to bankroll the development of Android was just such an investment, which makes the past week's back and forth over just how much money Google …
More: asymco and brian s hall
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Kim Dotcom Back Online, Prepares To Release Music Album  —  Following his arrest in January, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was immediately deprived of his freedom.  —  On February 22nd, just over a month later, he was released on bail but heavy restrictions meant that life would not be getting back to normal.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Google TV is coming to Europe this September  —  Sony will start selling Google TV-based products in Europe in September, according to a report by Les Echos.  —  The site reports comments by Sony France marketing director Stephane Labrousse that the CE maker will sell two devices …
Natasha Baker / Reuters:
Wealthy smartphone users less likely to play games, tweet  —  (Reuters) - Wealthier smartphone users are less likely to play games or tweet and will opt for news, travel or finance apps, according to a new study.  —  The research by The Luxury Institute focused on app usage among wealthy consumers …
More: PhoneArena
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
Teacher's aide fired for refusing to hand over Facebook password  —  Summary: Kimberly Hester, a teacher's aide at an elementary school, was fired last year for refusing to give her Facebook password to her supervisors.  She is now fighting a legal battle with the school district.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
IBM takes on a gigantic computing task to find the universe's origins  —  Some of the biggest friggin' computers you'll ever see are going to help decipher data from the world's largest telescope as it explores the origins of the universe.  —  IBM announced today it has won a $42 million contract …
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Yahoo dives deeper down the Node.js rabbit hole with open-source Mojito  —  Today, Yahoo is open-sourcing Mojito, a bit of software that uses JavaScript and Node.js to run a single codebase both on client and server side.  —  Mojito is one of a few Node-centric projects Yahoo's been brewing.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Dell buys Wyse, plays ‘cloud client’ game  —  Summary: Dell expands into thin clients and virtualization software with the acquisition of Wyse.  —  Dell said it will acquire Wyse Technology in a move that gives the company more virtualization heft and an entry in thin computing.
Naomi O'Leary / Reuters:
Bitcoin, the City traders' anarchic new toy  —  (Reuters) - Financial traders have a new toy: Bitcoin, a digital currency variously dismissed as a Ponzi scheme or lauded as the greatest invention since the Internet.  —  Unlike conventional fiat money and other digital currencies …
More: Gizmodo and Betabeat

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