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8:10 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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sharpen The Pitchforks.  It's Almost Time For Facebook's Privacy Wake-Up Call  —  Yesterday, Facebook released a proposed privacy policy that foreshadowed a bold (and creepy) new feature: some third-party partners are going to be allowed to access and use your Facebook data without any prior consent.
Discussion: p2pnet and Facebook Blog
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook says new program to automatically share data ‘has nothing to do’ with ads  —  Tucked into Facebook's new proposed privacy policy released yesterday was a paragraph saying the social network will automatically share your data with special “pre-approved” partners when you visit their sites.
Discussion: Facebook
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Will Facebook be the One Ring for Location?
Discussion: PC World, Neowin.net and Softpedia News
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.
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Launch Meebo Bar Clone On Its Quest To Take Over The Web  —  In the last few days, we've uncovered some major new features that Facebook is going to announce at its f8 developer conference, including its plan to offer a Like button for the entire Internet and a creepy auto-Connect feature …
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
Discussion: Daring Fireball
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 …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Top 5 Worst Google Fiber Pitches  —  Lots of people refer to San Francisco as Northern California, but the real Northern California is actually about three or fours hours north of there, in the northern Sacramento Valley, where the folks aren't quite as high-tech as their brethren to the south.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad Camera Connection Kit now on Apple Store, ships late April $29  —  The iPad Camera Connection Kits have finally hit the Apple Store and show a shipping time of Late April.  On this, we're still wondering is if you'll be able to use these things as storage for videos and music as well.
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 …
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
iThink Apple Still Has Plans For Those “iSlate” And “Magic Slate” Trademarks
Discussion: Macsimum News and TiPb
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Judge Orders Blocking of Torrent Sites in Spain
Fred / A VC:
Does Rest Of World Matter More Than The US?
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
WA seeks new tax revenue from software, but not from Microsoft
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
So Awkard: Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt's Body Language Analyzed
Discussion: Seattle Times and Epicenter, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 Earlier Items: 
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Agencies Test Industry's New ‘You Are Being Targeted’ Icon
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Check the Hype — There's No Such Thing As ‘Cyber’
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
MTV Developing ‘Co-Viewing’ Apps for the iPad
Thanks:learmonth