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5:45 PM ET, March 27, 2010

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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple runs out of first week's worth of iPads, now pushed back to April 12th.  In-store pickup option removed.  —  If you haven't already ordered your iPad, you'll now have to wait to April 12th to get your hands on one, according to Apple's Website.  The Wifi models have moved …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Leaked image says iPad lands at Best Buy... on launch day  —  We'd heard buzzing for some time now around the internet that Apple planned to sell its iPad in more than just its own stores, and usually the name Best Buy was mentioned in the same breath... but now we've got some photographic evidence.
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Think Really Different  —  The iPad will change the way you use computers, read books, and watch TV—as long as you're willing to do it the Steve Jobs way.
Discussion: TiPb and 9 to 5 Mac
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Newsweek hates, then loves, the iPad  —  The author of Newsweek's glowing iPad cover story sang a different tune at the unveiling  —  “Some say the iPad heralds a new era of computing, and I'm inclined to believe them,” writes Dan Lyons in the lead story of Newsweek's April 5 cover story.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
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.
Ben Sheffner / Copyrights & Campaigns:
Google may subpoena CNET reporter in copyright case leak probe; hearing reveals massive hunt for source of Schmidt depo  —  An attorney for Google and YouTube indicated today that the Web giants may call a prominent tech reporter to the witness stand in an effort to reveal who leaked …
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 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
iThink Apple Still Has Plans For Those “iSlate” And “Magic Slate” Trademarks  —  Go to Apple.com.  See that search box, top right?  Type “iThing” or “iStuff” and you'll find that there are no shortcuts to product or related pages - evidently because there are no Apple products called iThing or iStuff to find on the website.
Discussion: Macsimum News and TiPb
Ted Dziuba:
I Can't Wait for NoSQL to Die  —  They don't teach you this in college, but the fundamental theorem of the software industry is the idea that everything needs to be rewritten all the time.  As a corollary, web startup engineers believe that there is no problem but scalability, and architecture is its solution.
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
So Awkard: Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt's Body Language Analyzed  —  I suspected Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt might have looked a little tense during their meeting today, and body linguistics expert, Janine Driver, who used to be an officer for the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, agrees.
Discussion: Seattle Times and Epicenter, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook May Share User Data With External Sites Automatically  —  Imagine visiting a website and finding that it already knows who you are, where you live, how old you are and who your Facebook friends are, without your ever having given it permission to access that information.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Will Facebook be the One Ring for Location?
Discussion: PC World, Neowin.net and Softpedia News
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
WA seeks new tax revenue from software, but not from Microsoft  —  Washington state legislators, searching for ways to resolve a $2.8 billion budget shortfall, aren't making many friends in the software industry these days.  Except, perhaps, for one.  —  A proposed sales tax on “custom software” …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Jobs And Schmidt: We've Seen This Movie Before, I'm Just Not Sure Which One It Is  —  Earlier today, two men were spotted having coffee in Palo Alto, CA.  Except these weren't just any two men.  They were the CEOs of perhaps the two most important and powerful companies in Silicon Valley right now …
Discussion: Redmond Pie and Search Engine Land, Thanks:purusho
 
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
MTV Developing ‘Co-Viewing’ Apps for the iPad
Thanks:learmonth
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia gets back in the game with long-awaited Fermi graphics chip
Discussion: AnandTech, blogs.ft.com and Gizmodo
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Computerworld:
Yahoo proposes ‘really ugly hack’ to DNS
Discussion: Network World, InfoWorld and CircleID