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5:40 AM ET, March 28, 2010

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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.
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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 …
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.
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook says new program to automatically share data ‘has nothing to do’ with ads
Discussion: Facebook
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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.
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Google's Chrome Leaves Another Hackathon Unscathed  —  The Pwn2Own competition in Vancouver is a yearly demonstration of the software industry's utter inability to keep its products safe from determined hackers.  This year, researchers cracked Firefox, Internet Explorer 8, and Safari in minutes …
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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators  —  I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW.  The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world.
Thanks:scobleizer
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
When It Comes to Apps, Feature Phones Are the New Black  —  Feature phones — you know, those passé, non-OS handsets that account for a whopping 83 percent of the overall U.S. handset market — are set to join their higher-end counterparts as viable vehicles for mobile applications.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Denies Revenue Sharing For Android Mobile Apps  —  Google denied a report that it is sharing advertising revenues derived from mobile applications on Android smartphones with carrier and handset partners.  The search engine maintains the only revenue sharing it engages in is from paying carriers …
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
HTC CEO Peter Chou: We'll have a Windows Phone 7 Series device out by the end of the year  —  HTC CEO Peter Chou, in an interview with Elizabeth Woyke of Forbes during the ongoing CTIA conference, revealed a few tidbits worth mentioning:  — Regardless of the consumer success of the Nexus One …
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
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.
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
iThink Apple Still Has Plans For Those “iSlate” And “Magic Slate” Trademarks
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Jobs And Schmidt: We've Seen This Movie Before, I'm Just Not Sure Which One It Is
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RIM Acquires BlackBerry-App Maker Viigo
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Apple Poised To Unveil ‘iAd,’ New Mobile Ad Platform Is Jobs' ‘Next Big Thing’
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
For the media biz, iPad 2010 = CDROM 1994
Discussion: rc3.org and iPad Jailbreak