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2:05 PM ET, January 29, 2010

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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
The iPad has Adobe's Flash on Apple's video  —  You saw it here first, folks.  In Apple's official video the iPad, they show the New York Times being used.  Looks pretty nice right?  Well, unless the Times has a special iPad version of the site that switches HTML5 out when it detects Apple mobile products …
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Adrian Ludwig / Adobe Flash Platform Blog:
Apple's iPad — a broken link?
David Worthington / Technologizer:
Microsoft: The iPad is “Humorous”  —  It's an understatement to say that Apple's iPad generated a lot of chatter when it was announced on Wednesday; the scuttlebutt actually slowed down the Internet.  Even Microsoft couldn't help but weigh in, criticizing the iPad for being a “locked down device.”
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Associated Press:
Nintendo Chief Unimpressed With Apple's iPad  —  TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo's president shrugged off the just unveiled iPad tablet computer from Apple as delivering “no surprises,” and displayed as little enthusiasm for 3-D technology and high-definition upgrades for games.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown's Apple iPad Day, Starring Walt Mossberg (Plus a Steve Jobs Cameo!)  —  Here is one of two videos I made at the launch of the iPad by Apple in San Francisco yesterday, stalking my All Things Digital partner, Walt Mossberg, to get his take on the event.
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs: iPad to offer Word support, $10 e-books, 6 days of music
Alex Payne / al3x:
On the iPad  —  For years, me and thousands of other techies have been wondering what comes after the Personal Computer as we've known it.  Yesterday, in Apple's iPad, we caught a glimpse.  If I had to pick one predominant emotion in reaction, it would be “disturbed”.
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Peterb / Free Software Foundation:
iPad is iBad for freedom  —  With new tablet device, Apple's Steve Jobs pushes unprecedented extension of DRM to a new class of general purpose computers  —  As Steve Jobs and Apple prepared to announce their new tablet device, activists opposed to Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) …
Discussion: io9, BetaNews and The Microsoft Blog
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Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
Talking the IPad, Kids, Making Money and Video
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech and Seeking Alpha
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
3 Million Amazon Kindles Sold, Apparently  —  “Millions of people now own Kindles,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com yesterday.  That surprised analysts, who thought that Amazon would sell 2.5 million or so of the devices by the end of 2010, nearly a year from now.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nexus One experiencing nationwide data outage? (update: it's back!)  —  Well, Happy Friday to you, too!  We've been inundated with tips from perturbed Nexus One users across the country (and even in Puerto Rico) suggesting that their T-Mobile data coverage is completely out of commission.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Is Working On A Foursquare-Killer  —  One of New York's hottest startups, Foursquare, is under heavy fire from more established Silicon Valley players.  —  A source briefed on the matter tells us Facebook is working on a feature that will allow users who access the network from mobile devices to …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple and Fujitsu inevitably caught up in iPad trademark dispute  —  Well, here we go again.  Apple might have stolen all the headlines yesterday with the iPad, but as we've already noted, that name has been in dispute since September — and it doesn't look like Fujitsu …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dell Adamo falls to under $1,000 for the first time, tempts you mercilessly  —  You know what's hard to resist?  This.  You know what else is difficult to turn a blind eye to?  One of the sexiest machines Dell has ever made, at a price point that's below the all-important four figure mark.
Greg Robbins / Google Mac Blog:
Upload Your Email to Google Apps  —  Several years ago, I began hosting the email for my personal domain with the free Standard Edition of Google Apps.  At first I remained a curmudgeon, and set my email client to delete messages from the server after retrieving them, because I wanted my email stored just on my own computer.
Dan Grabham / TechRadar.com:
Strongest hint yet: Chrome OS to go touch  —  Indication that touch-based device is on the way  —  Google has given the strongest hint yet that there will be touch options for Chrome OS.  —  During a talk attended by TechRadar at Google's London HQ, Anders Sandholm, Senior Product Manager …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and SlashGear
Omri / fring:
3G video & voice calls now available on iPhone!  —  You wanted it, immediately after Apple allowed it, fring launches its 3G-friendly VoIP app.  —  With fring on 3G, users get unrestricted, mobile communication.  Now iPhone fring users can call, video call, chat and more for FREE over 3G and wifi!
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
AT&T Will Spend $2 Billion To Improve Wireless Network  —  AT&T kicked and screamed when Verizon stung it with its “There's a map for that” series of ads, but deep inside it knows its wireless coverage needs to be improved.  —  In order to add some more blue dots to its map …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
AMD and Intel preparing to launch six-core processors  —  AMD plans to launch three six-core desktop processors (Thuban) under its new Phenom II X6 1000T series in May 2010, while Intel plans to launch its six-core desktop processors (Gulftown) beginning at the end of March, according to sources from motherboard makers.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Citysearch Unleashes CityGrid, A Massive Local Advertising And Content Network  —  The momentum around local online advertising is growing, especially with the expansion of the Web to mobile devices and flowering of Geo-mobile apps which need a way to make money.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC Magic's Sense update ready for download  —  You've waited long enough, now today's the day that HTC releases ROM Version:3.05.401.3 that brings the Sense user interface to Magic owners.  Just be sure and heed HTC's warning to backup your data since this update will overwrite whatever it is you've been doing.
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Comcast running out of IPv4 addresses, beginning IPv6 trial  —  Comcast is asking for volunteers to participate in its upcoming IPv6 trials.  The cable ISP has been participating in IPv6 circles for a long time and with its huge subscriber base, it is experiencing the IPv4 address scarcity first-hand.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Social Net For Gay Men Fabulis Raises $625K From WaPo, Others  —  Fabulis, a social net and lifestyle site aimed at gay men, has raised $625,000 in a first round funding, founder and CEO Jason Goldberg told paidContent.  The site is currently in stealth mode and Goldberg …
Discussion: alarm:clock
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NYTimes.com Shakes Up Business Staff With Pending Metered Offer In Mind; Smurl Gets The Pay P&L  —  A batch of personnel changes at NYTimes.com as the The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) fllagship site starts the year-long planning to switch to a metered system in early 2011.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Collage of Shame: Media Who Took Obvious iPad Prank Seriously