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5:45 AM ET, April 5, 2010

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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: Pocket-lint, 9 to 5 Mac, Erictric, TiPb, KCBS, Pulse2 and TUAW, Thanks:sfweekly
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.
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
Rafat Ali / mocoNews:
iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing In Free Apps, Not Paid  —  So day one of iPad launch almost over—though West Coast's still in full swing—no estimates on how many iPads have sold, but it is instructive to see how the charts for iPad apps are doing.
Discussion: Fast Company, Geekosystem and Gizmodo
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The App Store Now Has Over 3,000 iPad Apps, Only 20 Percent Are Free
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies
Discussion: broadstuff
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:
Discussion: SlashGear
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Unofficial (Fake) Facebook App Becomes iPad Hit  —  An unofficial Facebook application has surged to the top of the iTunes charts after charging $2.99 for the only Facebook iPad application currently available.  While it's not clear whether or not Facebook will force the developers to shut …
Discussion: GigaOM and RotorBlog.com
MacNN:
iPad jailbroken in a single day  —  iPhone Dev-Team member MuscleNerd revealed this afternoon that he has already managed to jailbreak the iPad after just a day of sales.  The crack is a variation on the same “Spirit” jailbreak recently used to de-restrict iPhone 3.1.3 and, like the earlier technique …
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
Chatroulette Piano Improv's Merton on YouTube Takedowns, Ben Folds and What's Under That Hoodie  —  The man only known as Merton quickly shot to the top of the YouTube charts in March thanks to his slightly profane but charming musical interactions with Chatroulette users.
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Finland postal service to open mail and send scanned email copies  —  Finland's postal service is to begin opening household mail and sending scanned copies of letters by email to cut down on costs and pollution.  —  Not even the most intimate love letters, payslips, overdue bills …
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Fake Steve Jobs on the iPad, conflict of interest, and Apple's draconian PR tactics  —  It's no secret that there weren't many iPads given out ahead of time.  Apple is, of course, notorious for their extreme secrecy and the hammer that inevitably comes down on leakers and embargo breakers.
Discussion: Boing Boing
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 …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
SpyEye vs. ZeuS Rivalry  —  It's common for malware writers to taunt one another with petty insults nested within their respective creations.  Competing crime groups also often seek to wrest infected machines from one another.  A very public turf war between those responsible for maintaining …
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: BBC, louisgray.com and The Next Web
 
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Web Publishers, Ad Nets at Odds
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and paidContent
Associated Press:
Court: 30-year ban on computer use too much
Drake Martinet / MediaMemo:
Chatroulette Creator Andrey Ternovskiy Gets an iPad, Gives Us a Peek At Version 2.0
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
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Gorlick / Stanford News:
Web and mobile apps come under review on new Stanford site
Thanks:ianhsu
Larry Magid / CBS News:
iPad Keeps Up with Columnist's Speedy Typing
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Analyst: Apple sold 600-700 thousand iPads the first day