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10:35 AM ET, April 2, 2010

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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.
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.
Discussion: Wild Webmink and /message
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 …
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 …
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
The New Inner Circle of Steve Jobs  —  Apple's marketing strategy for a new product (like the iPad) works something like this:  —  Phase 1 - Steve Jobs will announce the product in an “invite-only” event weeks before the product is actually due for shipping.
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.
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews:
How Long Will It Take iPad App Prices To Drop?  —  Take a look at the just-made-public iPad apps in the iTunes store and what stands out are the prices of many of the apps.  Scrabble on the iPad?  $9.99 versus $2.99 on the iPhone.  Tetris?  $7.99 instead of $4.99.  Hangman?  Yes, Hangman!
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
We Just Tested Twitter's @anywhere Platform (Screenshots)  —  During his keynote at SXSW last month, Twitter CEO Evan Wiliams announced an upcoming new platform called @anywhere, which would allow third party sites to integrate Twitter features (he also showed off some of the partners …
Discussion: louisgray.com and VentureBeat
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 …
John J. Ray / Forbes:
America's Fastest-Growing Tech Companies  —  Data-driven companies score high.  —  Some stock market investors were stuck on the sidelines in 2009, looking for a bottom.  But if they had the gumption to get back in early enough, they reaped the rewards—the S&P 500 was up 23% last year.
Discussion: ResourceShelf
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: All Facebook and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
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 …
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Tellmewhere Makes Location-Based Social Networking More Useful  —  Tellmewhere is a location-based iPhone and Android app that offers its users personalized recommendations for restaurants, bars, grocery stores and other local retailers.  The service, which also offers a full set …
Discussion: A VC and TUAW
iSuppli:
iPad Sales to Hit 7 Million in 2010 and Triple by 2012  —  The iPad's attractive design, compelling applications and multi-touch capability, key components of Apple Inc.'s past successes, will help to offset the initial omission of Adobe Flash from the device and send demand soaring in 2010 and beyond …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony's PlayStation marketing machine now selling the digital living room  —  The living room is getting awfully crowded now that the Internet has come into it.  But Sony is trying to take advantage of all that confusion by pushing the PlayStation 3 as the machine that can do everything.
Discussion: Tech Eye, blogs.ft.com, Go Rumors and VG247
Daily Mail:
The mathematical formula for how celebrity gossip spreads on the internet  —  Gossip on social networking sites such as Facebook spreads rapidly in the manner of a contagious virus, say researchers.  —  Mathematicians have developed an equation that describes internet rumours' ability to fly around the globe in a matter of hours.
Discussion: CNET News and Telegraph
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Time Inc.'s Tablet Push Starts With Time Mag App At $4.99 An Issue  —  Sports Illustrated has been the Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) tablet poster child for months but Time is first to market with an app.  Time for iPhone is free but iPad Time runs $4.99 an issue, same as the newsstand price and available on Fridays.
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
IPad Q&A with leaders of Twitter, Craigslist, Time, Sequoia, Wired and Federated Media  —  Apple Inc. stormed back into consumer electronics in 2001 with its iPod music player, then solidified its reputation as the coolest, most forward-thinking tech company with the iPhone in 2007.
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Mozilla ramps up Firefox development for Android, nightly builds coming soon  —  Some call it Fennec.  Others refer to it as Firefox Mobile.  I named it Pocketfox.  —  Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's vice president of mobile, has stressed that his goal for 2010 is to ship at least a beta version of Firefox for Android.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals Next Steps in Cool Video Headset Project  —  We first learned of Apple's Head Mounted Display R&D project nearly two years ago to the month.  Our first report titled Apple Preparing a Cool iPod Visual Head-Display System covered their preliminary work on their laser based …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
WSJ iPad subscription officially $17.29 per month — is Murdoch insane?  —  So we now have the official price for the WSJ iPad app subscription: $3.99 per week with a monthly credit card charge of $17.29.  For that you get subscriber-only content areas such as Business and Markets with access …
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Many Content Owners Can't Afford To Make Their Videos Available On The iPad  —  While news sites are very quick to highlight some of the big websites that are making their video content available for the iPad, what about all of the smaller content owners who don't have the resources or money to make that happen?
Thanks:danrayburn
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!
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Apple's HTC Complaint Is Officially Moving Forward  —  The ITC has agreed to investigate Apple's complaint against HTC, an indication that they feel Apple's suit has at least some merit.  It'll be a long process, but an Apple victory could mean a US ban of HTC phones.
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.
 
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
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 Earlier Items: 
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
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Discussion: Reuters, Electronista and Tech Eye
Electronista:
iPhone widens edge over BlackBerry in JD Power rankings
Discussion: paidContent and Gizmodo
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's New Solution For Unofficial Pages: Community Pages
Reuters:
Special Report: iPad striptease: It's what's inside that counts
Discussion: MediaFile
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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