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9:05 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
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?
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:
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Computerworld, TiPb, Engadget and EE Times
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
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game  —  You can't deny, it's pretty metaphysically silly to be playing a board game your parents bought at a yard sale for $2 on a $500+ iPad, in conjunction with two or more $200+ iPhones.
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
First look: Skyfire for Android  —  Mobile browser Skyfire has won over the hearts and minds of many Windows Mobile and Symbian users for several reasons, including that it's fast and supports all sorts of video formats (yes, even Flash).  A BlackBerry version of Skyfire has been floating …
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple iPad could be an A+ for schools  —  We all know the image of students giving their teacher an apple (suck-ups).  But how about the other way around?  —  With several school districts across the country providing students with free laptops during their tenure, a cheaper and perhaps …
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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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Web Publishers, Ad Nets at Odds
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Associated Press:
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Chatroulette Piano Improv's Merton on YouTube Takedowns …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Unofficial (Fake) Facebook App Becomes iPad Hit
Discussion: Electricpig, GigaOM and RotorBlog.com
 Earlier Items: 
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
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The App Store Now Has Over 3,000 iPad Apps, Only 20 Percent Are Free
MacNN:
iPad jailbroken in a single day
Rafat Ali / mocoNews:
iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing In Free Apps, Not Paid