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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Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iPad Launch Day Sales Numbers Are In: Plenty Of iPads But Little Apps
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Apple says it sold 300,000 iPads on Day One
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple sells 300,000 iPads on first day; users download 250,000 e-books
Jenna Wortham / Bits: Apple Sold 300,000 iPads on Day One
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company: iPad's Sales Figures Better Than iPhone's
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Some Web Publishers Take a Pass on the iPad Launch
Dan Moren / Macworld: Apple sells 300,000 iPads in first day
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple tops 300,000 iPad sales in one day
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: iPad day 1 sales beat the iPhone
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Apple announces first day iPad sales
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Apple: Over 300,000 iPads sold on first day
Kerry Grace Benn / Wall Street Journal: Apple Sells 300,000 iPads on First Day
Darren Murph / Engadget: Apple sells over 300,000 iPad tablets on US launch day
Ben Rooney / CNNMoney.com: Apple: 300,000 iPads sold on day one
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Apple Sold More Than 300,000 iPads On Day 1; Users Downloaded 1 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: iPad Day In Numbers: 300k Devices Sold, 1 Million Apps And 250k iBooks Downloaded
Deborah Yao / Associated Press: Apple sells over 300,000 iPads on day of debut
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple sells 300,000 Wifi iPads on the first day of sales
Chris Lefkow / Agence France Presse: Over 300,000 iPads sold on first day: Apple
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple: 300,000 iPads Sold on First Day
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Apple: 300K iPads Sold, Million App Downloads
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: First-Day iPad Sales Top 300,000
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: iPad: 300,000 on Saturday — Apple says it sold more than 300,000 iPads on Saturday.
Lynnette Luna / FierceWireless: iPad sales renew questions about AT&T's 3G readiness
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Apple Sells 300k iPads on Launch Day
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Apple sold 300,0000 iPads on Saturday
InternetNut / Lockergnome Blog Network: iPad Is A Hit: Over 300,000 iPads, Over 1 Million Apps, 250,000 …
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: The iPad & Music: A Weekend 1 Round Up
Nicholas Thompson / Epicenter: Slow Down On Those iPad Sales Headlines
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Over 300,000 iPads Sold On Launch Day
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Piper Jaffray: Apple sold 600-700 thousand iPads the first day
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Apple Sold 300,000 iPads On the First Day
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Analyst: Apple sold 600-700 thousand iPads the first day
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Piper Jaffray survey of iPad buyers: 74% owned Macs; 66% had iPhones — Who were the device's first buyers, and what do they plan to do with it? — Photo: PED — Most of the people who lined up in New York and Minneapolis to purchase the iPad on Saturday were already committed Apple …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Apple sells 300,000 iPads on its first day in U.S.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Survey: 58 Percent of iPad Owners With Kindles Say iPad Will …
Joan Engebretson / Telecompetitor: No Surprises for Apple iPad Day
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Survey Shows iPad Early Adopters are Mac Owners
Robin Wauters / CrunchGear:
Apple: 300,000 iPads sold, 1 million apps downloaded on first day
Apple: 300,000 iPads sold, 1 million apps downloaded on first day
Discussion: Between the Lines and TechCrunch
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Fwix Brings Hyperlocal News Feed To The iPad
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:
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors: New MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air Models Scheduled for Launch This Month?
Simon Mackie / WebWorkerDaily: Open Thread: Is the iPad a Useful Web Working Tool?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPad WiFi temperamental? Disconnects, short range & sluggishness all reported
Dan Sung / Pocket-lint: iPad suffering from Wi-Fi issues
Frank Petrie / Macsimum News: Some iPad users experiencing Wi-Fi problems
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: Download Squad, Fast Company, The Toybox, CrunchGear, EverythingiCafe, Electronista, Digital Society, Computerworld, MacRumors, TiPb, Engadget and EE Times
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Early benchmarks in: Apple iPad faster than Google Nexus One
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Apple's iPad is Speedy—Because it Has to Be
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: iPad runs circles around Snapdragon-powered Nexus One
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: A4 Chip Beats The Snapdragon
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: iPad vs. Nexus One vs. iPhone 3GS browser speed test
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple A4 vs Snapdragon - Clash of the Chipsets!
Darren Murph / Engadget: Apple's A4 SoC faces Qualcomm Snapdragon in knock-down-drag-out benchmarking test
Mark LaPedus / EE Times: Reviews for iPad are mixed
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM, eWeek, Download Squad, BBC, The Next Web, Hillicon Valley, Geekosystem, TechCrunch, Search Engine Journal, louisgray.com, Gadgetell, broadstuff and Lifehacker
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Google Buzz: Are You Sure You Want to Do That?
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Asking Google Buzz Users to Confirm Their Settings
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Google Buzz invites users to nuke their privacy settings and start over
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Buzz Is About To Roll Out A Privacy Reset To Everyone
Tony Romm / Hillicon Valley: Google to address concerns about Buzz
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Google To Buzz Users: Are You Sure You're Not Oversharing?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Buzz finally blinks (predictably)
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Google Buzz Issuing a Privacy Reset Today
Boy Genius Report:
Apple's iPhone 4.0 OS to be revealed Thursday — Uh oh... Apple just sent out invitations for press to get a sneak peak at their next generation iPhone OS, 4.0. We can't wait for April 8th.
Discussion: Engadget, Silicon Alley Insider, Gizmodo, TiPb, SlashGear and Phone Scoop
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Apple holding iPhone OS 4 event, April 8th!
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Next Generation iPhone OS Event April 8
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple iPhone OS 4.0 event scheduled for April 8!
Vincent Nguyen / SlashGear: iPhone OS 4.0 “sneak peek” event April 8th 2010
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Apple Announces April 8 iPhone OS 4.0 Event
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Land and ResourceShelf
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet the App Store Millionaires: The Brothers Behind Doodle Jump — Developers are eager to use the iPad as a chance to sell more expensive apps. But you can do just fine selling software at 99 cents a pop. Just ask Igor and Marko Pusenjak. — In the last year the two brothers …
Zee / The Next Web:
Finally....A real test for the iPad. Will it blend? — These tests, brought to you by Tom Dickinson at Blendtec, are almost as exciting as the wait for the actual product in my book. Now, for the moment youâve (Iâm sure) all been waiting for.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Pocket-lint
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Will The iPad Blend? Well, Yes.
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?
Discussion: Speaking of Standards
Digital Arts / Macworld:
Adobe brings Ideas to iPad — Adobe has released its first iPad app for Apple's new device. Adobe Ideas is a free digital sketchbook app that's designed to allow artists to sketch ideas wherever they are, before bringing the results into Photoshop or Illustrator back in the studio.
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Adobe releases Adobe Ideas for iPad
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Microsoft invites us to mystery event, April 12th! — Well... we don't know what to make of this one. Microsoft just snail-mailed us a circular package with an invitation to an event on April 12th in San Francisco. They also tell us that it's “time to share,” and apparently intend …
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Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft plans April 12 mystery event
Anum Vighio / ithinkdifferent: Microsoft rolls out invitations for event!
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Microsoft 64GB Zune HD Launching April 12
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Gowalla's Josh Williams Talks About Phony Geolocation “Wars” and More! — Last week, BoomTown had a very dulcet tea-fueled meeting with Josh Williams, the affable CEO and co-founder of Gowalla, one of the leading location-based mobile status-updating start-ups that seem to have sprouted up everywhere.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Apple blocks app that warns users of radiation levels — Apple has blocked an app for its iphone that warns users how much radiation they are exposing themselves to while on their phone. — The inexpensive application for the iPhone tells owners when radiation levels have inched up too high …
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 …
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Dan Sung / Pocket-lint: Jobs turns up at Apple Store iPad launch
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Analyst: About 700,000 iPads Were Bought On The First Day
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Bossman pays a visit to Palo Alto Apple Store
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
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft pulls the plug on future Itanium support
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye: Microsoft kills off Itanium server support
Ray Willington / HotHardware.com News:
Elgato Adds 3G Streaming To EyeTV iPhone App — This weekend has been chock full of iPad news, but there's a little bit of iPhone news to share this morning as well. Elgato's heralded EyeTV app has received an update, but this isn't just any update: it's probably the most important update a media streaming app could get.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
World's First Android TV Comes from Sweden — A Swedish company will be the first to sell an internet-connected, Android-based TV set. The TV, from the amazingly-named People of Lava, will also be the first television made in Sweden for decades. — The TV is set, fittingly …
Discussion: Mobile Inc, TechCrunch, Electronista, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
EMG Includes iPad In Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple — EMG Technology, a company that previously slapped Apple with a patent infringement lawsuit over the iPhone's browser technology, has announced that it will include the iPad as an additional product in the complaint.
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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 $30/share” for the stock in a late 2009 transaction.
Nick O'Neill / SocialTimes.com:
Why I'm Returning My Apple iPad ($AAPL) — In the past 48 hours I've gone from boycotting the Apple iPad, to purchasing one, and this morning I'm bringing it back to the store. While I can explain my initial justification for purchasing the device, I should state that I could just as easily justify …