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April 2, 2012, 4:55 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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” …
Harry McCracken / Techland:
25 Years of IBM's OS/2: The Strange Days and Surprising Afterlife of a Legendary Operating System  —  Big Blue's next-generation operating system was supposed to change everything.  It didn't.  But it's also never quite gone away.  —  The July 1987 issue of PC World magazine featured a centerfold (!) of Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.
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 …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Is Apple preparing a physical game controller for the iPad and iPhone?  —  Ever since the introduction of the iPhone over five years ago, Apple has scoffed at the notion that users need anything other than their fingers to control iOS devices.  Apple has never offered a stylus …
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.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Found Makes Searching For Files Anywhere Super Simple (And Really Slick)  —  As much as many companies want to think that they are your one-stop-shop for data storage, the reality is that you probably have files spread across a handful of different places.  Your home machine, one or two Gmail inboxes …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
New copyright center ready to fire on pirates (exclusive)  —  Some of the nation's biggest ISPs and entertainment companies will soon unveil the Center for Copyright Information (CCI)  —  The major film studios and music companies will soon unveil plans for a “copyright center,” …
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 …
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.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google expands typical traffic mapping to include roads, helps plan your route during rush hour  —  Google has today announced that it is expanding typical traffic pattern mapping service to include regular roads, not just highways.  It has always provided the service on highways …
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Square Hires Tesla Executive Amid Effort to Double Staff  —  Square Inc., a startup that makes credit-card readers for smartphones and tablets, hired communications executive Ricardo Reyes amid an effort to double its staff to 500 this year.  —  Reyes, who previously ran communications …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Revealed: Bono And The Edge of U2 Are Dropbox Investors  —  In the annals of celebrities investing in tech startups, this one's looking especially smart.  Bono and The Edge, the singer and lead guitarist of Irish rock band U2, got into Dropbox's $250 million second round last year, they said in a tweet today.
More: VentureBeat and The Next WebTweets: @dropbox
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 …
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Learning to Code?  Codecademy Adds Beginner Languages HTML and CSS  —  Despite its promise to turn anyone into a computer programmer through interactive online tutorials — and its more than 1 million registered users, including New York City Mayor Bloomberg — Codecademy hasn't been equipped …
More: VentureBeatThanks:@codecademy
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.

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