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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
The iPad App Store Is Live  —  The first batch of iPad apps is live in the App Store, days before the device has been released to regular, non-media humans.  First impressions?  So many apps!  Also: So expensive.  Full listing here.
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
App Store for iPad: More than 2,300 Apps and Counting  —  The App Store for the iPad has officially opened, and Apple is promoting the apps on the store's front page.  There are more than 2,300 apps available for purchase now and more were being added, although you'll have to wait until at least Saturday to use them.
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld:
Apple reveals its list of ‘iPad-ready’ Websites  —  If we weren't amidst the feeding frenzy of iPad hype before, we definitely are now.  The reviews are out, confirmations have been sent, and new apps are popping up every day (not to mention accessories).  But maybe you're not interested …
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Many Content Owners Can't Afford To Make Their Videos Available On The iPad
Thanks:danrayburn
Stephen Fry / Time:
The iPad Launch: Can Steve Jobs Do It Again?  —  It is a gorgeous spring day when I arrive at the coolest address in the universe: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, Calif., where Apple has been headquartered since 1993.  The campus, for such they call it, is enormous yet not big enough to contain Apple's current rate of expansion.
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New York Times:
Cost and Redundancy Issues Confront iPad  —  If the much-promoted iPad is going to be a mainstream consumer hit, Apple is going to have to change the minds of people like Jon Byron.  —  Mr. Byron, a 54-year-old banker from Connecticut, emerged from the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan …
Reuters:
Special Report: iPad striptease: It's what's inside that counts
Discussion: MediaFile
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The JooJoo is here... seriously (updated with video)  —  Of all days for this thing to arrive... it had to be today.  Yes folks, as you can see in our gallery below, the JooJoo is not only real, but we've got one.  We're not going to go into details right now, as we've got our hands kind of full this week …
Discussion: VentureBeat and GottaBeMobile.com
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Amazon: Time To Cut Kindle To $149, Piper's Munster Says  —  With the Apple (AAPL) iPad getting glowing reviews with sales scheduled to launch Saturday morning, the Street is getting increasingly nervous about the impact the device is going to have on sales of the Amazon.com (AMZN) Kindle e-book reader.
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Clay Shirky:
The Collapse of Complex Business Models  —  I gave a talk in Edinburgh last year to a group of TV executives gathered for an annual conference.  From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn't whether the internet was going to alter their business, but about the mode and tempo of that alteration.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon Mobile Hotspot on webOS devices now free, Pre Plus and Pixi Plus fall to $49.99 and $29.99  —  Whoa, we didn't see this one coming: Verizon just slashed the cost of its 3G Mobile Hotspot feature for the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus all the way down to $, effectively giving you a broadband modem …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
For Postling, Angel Investors Mail in Their Checks  —  Postling, a New York-based startup co-founded by David Lifson (CEO), Chris Maguire (VP of Engineering) and Haim Schoppik (CTO) — all ex-Etsy folks — has raised $350,000 in seed funding from angel investors including Dave McClure, Chris Yeh, Gary Vaynerchuk and Thomas McInereny.
Discussion: Mashable!
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook Posts Photos of Prineville Project  —  A look at the progress of construction on the new Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon.  —  Can a data center have fans?  It can if it's the new Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon, which has its own fan page on Facebook.
Bits:
F.T.C. Is Said to Have Looked Into Amazon-Google Ties  —  Last month, John Doerr, one of America's most celebrated venture capitalists, announced that later this year he would step down from the board of Amazon.com, a company that he helped to finance and build.
Peter Farago / Flurry:
iPad Developer Support Continues to Soar  —  Flurry regularly monitors new project starts by developers within its system to gauge interest across mobile platforms.  With over 20,000 apps started by developers within Flurry, we believe this provides meaningful insight on the platforms …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Blippy Does An End Run, Harnesses Gmail OAuth To Re-Enable Amazon Support  —  Early this year, Blippy, the highly controversial startup that lets you share your credit card and online purchases with your friends, ran into some trouble with Amazon.com.  Namely, Amazon told Blippy to stop pulling …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's New Solution For Unofficial Pages: Community Pages  —  Want to set up a Facebook Page for “Pillow Fighting” or “Tatoos”?  Previously, Facebook would simply shut down the Page or remove publishing permissions from the Page administrator.  Now Facebook is suggesting that users create a …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Turning On Popular Tweets In Search.  A Few Popular Ones Coming To Top Of Results  —  As you may have noticed when Twitter introduced its new homepage a few days ago, Twitter has a new feature that allows them to group together popular tweets.  They say this is done algorithmically …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Gates, Allen remember Altair creator Roberts as true pioneer  —  Apart from Bill Gates and Paul Allen, one of the people most instrumental in the creation of Microsoft was Ed Roberts, whose early MITS Altair 8800 computer — pictured on the cover of Popular Electronics …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Tegra 2 “serious issues” delaying Notion Ink, ICD & Compal tablets [Updated]  —  Bad news if you've been avoiding iPad hype and holding out for a tablet based on NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra chipset.  We've just heard from a trusted source that all projects based on the new Tegra chip have been delayed …
Electronista:
iPhone widens edge over BlackBerry in JD Power rankings  —  Apple's lead in smartphone customer satisfaction has only grown in the past few months, JD Power discovered in its latest Smartphone Customer Satisfaction study.  The iPhone's score has remained unchanged since October …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Expanding Its Retail Business: Next Stores In Denver And San Diego (MSFT, AAPL)  —  Microsoft's retail operations, launched last fall, are apparently doing well enough for the company to continue investing in more stores.  Microsoft is preparing to open its next two stores in Denver and San Diego …
Edward Krudy / Reuters:
New website brings crowd sourcing to fashion  —  (Reuters) - An Internet startup called Fashion Stake launching in coming weeks aims to shake up the fashion industry, just as peer-to-peer file sharing changed the music industry.  —  Fashion Stake will allow customers to directly fund fashion designers …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Shows How HTML5 Can Run Quake In The Browser  —  A lot of attention lately has been put on the video capabilities of HTML5 browsers, since the iPad doesn't support Flash.  It turns out not to really matter that much because most online video platforms are now drinking the HTML5 Kool-Aid.
Bill Tancer / Hitwise:
Facebook - The Most Searched On Brand in the U.S.  —  As I've discussed before, examining search term data across all engines, while providing excellent tactical insight for search programs, also can provide invaluable insight for brand marketers.  We're now able to provide a new search metric beyond volume …
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Darren Murph / Engadget:
First NYC iPad line sitter also camped for first iPhone: a legend is born (video)  —  Greg Packer, we salute you.  Sure, the weather in New York City is a lot finer now than it was back in the sweltering summer of 2007, but we still feel the need to tip our hat to someone who'd camp …
 
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