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11:55 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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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
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:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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 $30/share” for the stock in a late 2009 transaction.
Zee / The Next Web:
Finally....A real test for the iPad.  Will it blend?  —  These tests are almost as exciting as the wait for the actual product in my book.  Now, for the moment youâve (Iâm sure) all been waiting for.  Will it blend?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
EMG Includes iPad In Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple  —  EMG Technology, a company that previously slapped Apple with a patent infringement lawsuit over the iPhone's browser technology, has announced that it will include the iPad as an additional product in the complaint.
Discussion: Business Wire
Nick O'Neill / SocialTimes.com:
Why I'm Returning My Apple iPad ($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 …
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
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 …
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
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
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: Media Decoder and Gawker
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:
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
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Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
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Discussion: Switched and The Next Web
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Court: 30-year ban on computer use too much
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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
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Opera alerts EU to hidden Windows browser-ballot
Discussion: Erictric
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