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9:50 AM ET, April 5, 2010

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PR Newswire:
Apple Sells Over 300,000 iPads First Day  —  Apple® today announced that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3.  These sales included deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to customers, deliveries to channel partners and sales at Apple Retail Stores.
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Robin Wauters / CrunchGear:
Apple: 300,000 iPads sold, 1 million apps downloaded on first day  —  Apple has just announced that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3, including deliveries of pre-ordered devices to customers, channel partners and sales at Apple Retail Stores.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Pulse2
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The App Store Now Has Over 3,000 iPad Apps, Only 20 Percent Are Free
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Trouble In Paradise: iPad Users Complain Of Wifi Issues  —  Just one day after launch and there are already scores of complaints on the Apple support site over faulty wifi on the iPad.  A typical complaint is that the iPad shows no wifi signal, or a very weak signal, where other devices pick it up just fine:
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
iPad Has Risen: Steve Jobs Makes Easter Eve Appearance  —  With around 700,000 units of what was presciently called the Jesus Tablet sold yesterday, it's worth noting that Steve Jobs, wearing a black hoodie and ripped jeans, revealed himself to his flock on Easter Eve at the Palo Alto Apple store …
Discussion: Erictric, Pocket-lint, TiPb, 9 to 5 Mac and KCBS, Thanks:sfweekly
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
The iPad and the failings of the computer industry  —  Steve Jobs' latest creation drew big crowds; why can't his competitors manage the same magic?  And isn't it time for Apple to show who can think big inside besides Jobs?  —  Can anyone copy Apple's commandments?
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At Snopes, a Quest to Debunk Misinformation Online  —  It is one of the paradoxes of the Internet.  —  Along with the freest access to knowledge the world has ever seen comes a staggering amount of untruth, from imagined threats on health care to too-easy-to-be-true ways to earn money by forwarding an e-mail message to 10 friends.
Discussion: Gawker
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google Buzz Privacy Reset Coming Tomorrow  —  In an effort to address mounting criticism of the privacy issues surrounding Google Buzz, the search giant is going to ask all Buzz users to confirm or change their privacy settings tomorrow.  —  In an announcement that will be coming soon …
James Niccolai / PC World:
Microsoft Ending Support for Itanium  —  Microsoft is ending its support for Intel's Itanium processor with the current version of its Windows Server OS, according to a Microsoft blog posting Friday.  —  “Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version of Windows Server to support …
Discussion: All about Microsoft and Tech Eye
Barry Oneill / Recombu:
App Friday: Android's ‘flea market’ needs urgent attention  —  This is a guest post from Barry O'Neil (@barryoneill), ex-President of Namco Bandai Network Europe and now founder and CEO of Other Ventures.  Before joining Namco Barry co-founded Upstart Games, a privately-held publisher of mobile games …
Thanks:recombu
Doc Searls Weblog:
Beyond the iPad  —  I was just interviewed for a BBC television feature that will run around the same time the iPad is launched.  I'll be a talking head, basically.  For what it's worth, here's what I provided as background for where I'd be coming from in the interview:
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Apple's iPad A4 SoC: Faster than the Nexus One's Snapdragon?  —  Fresh out the frying pan and into the fire, I just finished my Nexus One review late last night only to have my iPad preorder show up early this afternoon.  I had been preparing for it's arrival not by downloading apps …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Source: Elevation Partners Got About 1% Of Facebook For $90 Million  —  We've been digging deeper on the Elevation Partners investment in Facebook Common Stock.  In our original post we had heard that Elevation Partners paid “around $30/share” for the stock in a late 2009 transaction.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
‘Suicide’ Query Prompts Google to Offer Hotline  —  As with any omniscient being, you can ask Google anything.  You just don't know what the answer is going to be.  —  That changed slightly last week when the Google search engine started automatically giving a suggestion of where to call …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's iPad Taps Familiar Suppliers  —  A look inside Apple Inc.'s new iPad points to more business for some familiar component suppliers to the Silicon Valley giant.  —  Firms that specialize in disassembling and analyzing electronic hardware say they also found some new clues …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Tech Eye
 
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Britain, a Laboratory for Newsprint's Future
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Apple iPad could be an A+ for schools
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SpyEye vs. ZeuS Rivalry
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
First look: Skyfire for Android
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Web Publishers, Ad Nets at Odds
Discussion: paidContent and AdExchanger.com
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Finland postal service to open mail and send scanned email copies
Associated Press:
Court: 30-year ban on computer use too much
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
Chatroulette Piano Improv's Merton on YouTube Takedowns …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Unofficial (Fake) Facebook App Becomes iPad Hit
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 …
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Fake Steve Jobs on the iPad, conflict of interest, and Apple's draconian PR tactics
Discussion: Boing Boing
Drake Martinet / MediaMemo:
Chatroulette Creator Andrey Ternovskiy Gets an iPad, Gives Us a Peek At Version 2.0
Discussion: BoomTown
David Porter / CIO Today:
Court Rules that Employee-Attorney E-Mails Are Private
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Opera alerts EU to hidden Windows browser-ballot
Discussion: Erictric
MacNN:
iPad jailbroken in a single day
 

 
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Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
CNN signs a deal to use AP stories on its website, the first time it has done so since cutting ties 14 years ago to focus more on original reporting

Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Sony Pictures Entertainment buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; 35 cinemas will keep operating under the Alamo brand, and Alamo's Michael Kustermann will remain CEO

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
The National Music Publishers' Association files an FTC complaint against Spotify, saying Spotify's decision to offer audiobooks reduced songwriters' royalties

 
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