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1:50 AM ET, March 27, 2010

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad App Store Reveals Launch Apps, Top Seller Lists, App Details  —  Apple has begun putting together the iPad-specific App Store in anticipation of the upcoming iPad launch. iPad-only Apps have begun to be approved and organized.  MacRumors has managed to access the iPad's best seller lists …
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Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
iPad App Store Unveiled, Our Exclusive Walkthrough  —  The iPad App Store is set to launch on April 3rd, but we have managed to access the entire thing a little early and we would like to share some of its secrets with you.  —  Before we get into any major details, the iPad App Store features …
James Kelly / The Official Google Blog:
Next steps for our experimental fiber network  —  Since we announced our plans to build experimental, ultra high-speed broadband networks, the response from communities and individuals has been tremendous and creative.  With just a few hours left before our submission deadline …
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:   190,000 People Have Asked Google To Build Its Fiber Network In Their Neighborhoods
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt Spotted Together Again: Photos  —  Jobs and Schmidt, whose companies have just ended their love affair, were spotted minutes ago talking business at Calafia in the Town and Country shopping center in Palo Alto.  Our tipster saw em and snapped these shots …
Michael Richter / Facebook Blog:
Another Step in Open Site Governance  —  Nearly a year ago, we committed to an open and transparent system of governance for Facebook.  Specifically, we now post all proposed changes to our governing documents before they go into effect and solicit feedback on these proposals from the people who use Facebook.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Plan To Automatically Share Your Data With Sites You Never Signed Up For  —  In anticipation of a slew of new features that will be launching at f8, today Facebook announced that it was once again making changes to its privacy policy (you can see our post outlining these changes here).
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Facebook Confirms & Reconsiders Forthcoming Location Feature
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Apple Poised To Unveil ‘iAd,’ New Mobile Ad Platform Is Jobs' ‘Next Big Thing’  —  Even as the buzz builds toward the April 3rd ship date of the iPad, Apple is preparing to announce its “next big thing” — a new personalized, mobile advertising system that could well be called the “iAd” — Online Media Daily has learned.
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Computerworld:
Yahoo proposes ‘really ugly hack’ to DNS  —  Network World - ANAHEIM, Calif. — Network engineers from Yahoo are pitching what they admit is a “really ugly hack” to the Internet's Domain Name System, but they say it is necessary for the popular Web content provider to support IPv6 …
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Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Google, Microsoft, Netflix in talks to create shared list of IPv6 users
Discussion: CircleID
patentauthority.com:
Apple Buys iPad Trademark from Fujitsu  —  Apple now owns the iPad trademark.  The trademark (Serial No. 76497338) was filed by Fujitsu in March of 2003 for their iPad wireless handheld computing device used by retailers.  Records at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office show that the trademark was assigned to Apple on March 17.
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
For the media biz, iPad 2010 = CDROM 1994  —  I'm having flashbacks these days, and they're not from drugs, they're from the rising chorus of media-industry froth about how Apple's forthcoming iPad is going to save the business of selling content.  —  Let me be clear: I love what I've seen …
New York Post:
Radioshack search  —  RadioShack is looking to shack up with a deep-pocketed investor.  —  The Texas-based electronics chain is exploring strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the company that could fetch more than $3 billion, sources told The Post.
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Radio Shack set to become nation's second-largest iPhone retailer
Discussion: Network World and MacRumors
Mark Ruddock / What's New in Viigo:
Breaking News: Viigo Joins RIM  —  Viigo is excited to announce that our company is now part of Research In Motion (RIM).  —  Our team has joined RIM's global organization and will continue to bring our expertise in BlackBerry® application development and real-time content delivery to the BlackBerry platform.
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
MTV Developing ‘Co-Viewing’ Apps for the iPad  —  MTV, Others are Quick to Jump on New Device  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Magazines and newspapers aren't the only media eying big benefits upon the iPad's arrival: TV is poised to use the device in new ways, including creating interactive …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia gets back in the game with long-awaited Fermi graphics chip  —  Since Advanced Micro Devices launched its newest generation of desktop graphics chips in September, Nvidia has been a distance second in the performance game for graphics chips.  But today, Nvidia is launching its graphics chip …
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, AnandTech and Gizmodo
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
BREAKING: Explicit Apps Are Back in the App Store — Almost  —  Remember when Apple removed all the “explicit content apps” from the App Store?  Well, Apple is getting ready to put them back in.  By visiting these two URLs (here and here) seems like the categories are ready, are there's one for the iPad as well.
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
USB Memory Support for the Xbox 360 coming April 6th  —  On April 6th, we will be releasing a system update over Xbox LIVE for your Xbox 360 that will allow USB flash drives to be used for storing profiles, game saves, demos and more.  I've been testing this feature out for a few weeks, and I have to say it's really great.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Facebook Poaches Yet Another Major Googler-This Time, Ad Exec David Fischer [UPDATED]  —  David Fischer-who was VP of Global Online Sales & Operations for Google and more recently, was heading up its local efforts-is taking a job at Facebook as VP of Advertising and Global Operations, according to sources.
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Mobile multitasking is mostly a myth  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.  In these articles …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Exclusive: iPad iBooks Pricing Shoots Up  —  It seems like our revelations surrounding eBook pricing on the iPad didn't go unnoticed.  —  For unknown reasons, following our announcement, almost all eBooks from the New York Time's BestSeller list on Apple iBookstore have been give a major price increase.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Can NewsLabs Give Laid-Off Journalists Another Chance?  —  So you used to write stories for a newspaper and now you're out of work?  Odds are, you are going to have to find something else to do.  —  But some of you may be able to transform yourselves into one-person news factories …
Discussion: Kindle Review
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
iPad week two: 240,000 pre-orders  —  A week before its release, online orders for the iPad averaged about 7,000 a day  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Daniel Tello  —  Pre-orders for Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer held steady a week before its April 3 release.
 
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
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