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1:10 PM 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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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 …
Robin Wauters / CrunchGear:
Apple: 300,000 iPads sold, 1 million apps downloaded on first day
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:
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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?
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 …
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 …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: TUAW
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
Telegraph:
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 …
Discussion: Erictric, Pocket-lint, TiPb, KCBS and 9 to 5 Mac, Thanks:sfweekly
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
HP Slate reappears for 30 seconds, shows off camera and custom interface  —  We just had a feeling that HP wasn't going to be able to keep quiet about the Slate while the iPad hogged the limelight this weekend, and like clockwork it's released another rendered teaser video of its Windows 7-based tablet.
Amanda Fung / Crain's New York Business:
Silicon Alley isn't ‘back’; it never left.  And it's rocking.  Why Shake Shack is the new Michael's  —  Trendsta, a firm that helps marketers promote products through online social networks, left East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last month for a new loftlike office in Manhattan's Flatiron district.
Agence France Presse:
Vietnam rejects Google hacking accusation  —  HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam has rejected accusations by Internet giant Google that Vietnamese computer users have been spied on and political blogs hacked into.  —  The US-based firm last week said infected machines had been used both to spy on their owners …
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 …
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 …
James McQuivey / paidContent:
Why The iPad Actually Strengthens Amazon's Position  —  Round 1 goes to Apple (NSDQ: AAPL).  The iPad, as expected, has caused a big stir, and given people like Walt Mossberg reason to gush with enthusiasm about the death of laptops.  Throughout, as various members of the press have mused …
Discussion: IntoMobile
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.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
EMG Includes iPad In Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple
Discussion: Business Wire
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Source: Elevation Partners Got About 1% Of Facebook For $90 Million
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's iPad Taps Familiar Suppliers
Discussion: AppleInsider and Tech Eye
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At Snopes, a Quest to Debunk Misinformation Online
Discussion: Media Decoder and Gawker
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Britain, a Laboratory for Newsprint's Future
Barry Oneill / Recombu:
App Friday: Android's ‘flea market’ needs urgent attention
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Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple iPad could be an A+ for schools
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Associated Press:
Court: 30-year ban on computer use too much
Discussion: Geek.com and Gadgetell
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
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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