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10:10 AM ET, April 14, 2010

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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple sells 500,000 iPads, delays international orders by a month, pre-orders on May 10th  —  Apple today released the following statement:  —  Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed …
Natalie Harrison / Apple:
Apple Media Advisory  —  Apple today released the following statement:  —  Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad™.
MacDailyNews:
RUMOR: Apple to unveil next-gen iPhone on June 22; Evidence of Verizon iPhone found in online logs?  —  “Although no confirmations have yet come from Apple (naturally), there is speculation that the big [next-gen iPhone] reveal could take place on June 22nd,” Messany reports for ModMyi.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Inside Apple's automatic graphics switching  —  Apple touts the automatic graphics switching in its new 15" and 17" MacBook Pros as a “breakthrough technology from Apple.”  Some readers scoffed at the description earlier today, assuming (as we originally did) that Apple was using NVIDIA's Optimus technology.
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Sjvn / ITworld.com:
Adobe vs. Apple is going to get uglier  —  You think things are bad now between Apple and Adobe?  Just wait until the lawsuit.  —  2 I like it!  —  Usually I write about security here, but Apple's iron-bound determination to keep Adobe Flash out of any iWhatever device is about to blow up in Apple's face.
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:   Rumor: Adobe Prepping Lawsuit Against Apple
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Eric Schmidt: Today's Most Interesting Engineering Problems Are Around Sharing  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat for a Q&A at the company's Atmosphere event yesterday pitching its Apps platform to the enterprise.  A couple of his remarks stuck with me today and I wanted to share them as well as a video …
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bit.ly blog:
bit.ly 1.3  —  We are on our way to Chirp and we are excited to meet many new and emerging companies and discuss bit.ly and the bit.ly API.  Since the day we founded bit.ly, we've aimed to provide a simple service that does a few things very well — we believe the world of social distribution …
Discussion: Softpedia News and ResourceShelf
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter to Rival Ad Players: Tread Carefully  —  Twitter has started showing ads to its users.  But Twitter is not the only one doing this-there's a host of start-ups trying to insert ads into the Twitter stream, and more on the way.  —  So here's a question: Will Twitter force publishers …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Is Twitter's Ad Platform TweetUp's Early Death Knell Or Starter's Pistol?
Discussion: SFGate and MediaMemo
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter-based ad network 140Proof not afraid of Twitter's move into ads
Discussion: OneRiot Blog
Joab Jackson / PC World:
Google exec worries over ‘rudderless’ Java  —  The chief Google Java architect calls on Oracle to put Java back on track  —  As if Oracle did not have enough work convincing MySQL users of its good intentions, the company also should set its sites on getting the Java platform back on track, contends a Google chief architect.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Twitter's One Real Problem.  No Not Developers!  —  Photo of Twitter co-founder & CEO Ev Williams by Randy Stewart via Flickr.  —  A few days back, I stopped by at the brand-new Palo Alto, Calif. offices of Facebook.  It is a gigantic open space, with desks lined up next to each other as far as the eye could see.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Former Googlers Launch TellApart, Raise $4.75 Million From Greylock  —  Silicon Valley based TellApart, founded by ex Googlers Josh McFarland and Mark Ayzenshtat, unveiled its service today.  They also are announcing a $4.75 million first round of financing in a round led by Greylock Partners …
Discussion: alarm:clock
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Gmail redesigns its message window for Android, iPhone, iPad  —  Google is continuing the slow and steady march of improvements to its Android-, iPhone-, and now iPad-optimized site.  On Tuesday, the company pushed out a handful of small changes to the way Gmail.com handles new messages.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus  —  We've all seen the studies trumpeting massive losses to the US economy from piracy.  One famous figure, used literally for decades by rightsholders and the government, said that 750,000 jobs and up to $250 billion a year …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Labor group: Chinese teens ‘like prisoners’ in Microsoft tech factory  —  Thousands of Chinese teens and young adults work 15 hours a day at 65 cents per hour, prohibited from talking or listening to music, in abysmal conditions at the KYE Systems factory where they assemble Microsoft hardware …
Discussion: nlcnet.org and Fudzilla
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Studying Whether to Have Own Smartphone Software  —  HTC Corp., Taiwan's largest mobile- phone maker, is studying whether to equip phones with its own operating system, a move that may intensify competition with Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.  —  “We continue to assess …
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Value of a ‘Fan’ on Social Media: $3.60  —  The findings are based on impressions generated in Facebook's news feed  —  Brands have rushed to Facebook to build fan bases, with some amassing millions of connections.  The nagging question has been: What is the monetary value of these fans?
Discussion: MediaMemo and All Facebook
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Evidence of possible Apple-branded car kit found in iPhone OS 4  —  The pre-release beta of iPhone OS 4 contains a new application that could be used to simply control the device when used in an automobile.  —  A source contacted TUAW to reveal that the new “iPod out” feature included …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Electricpig.co.uk and Tech Eye
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Apigee makes life easier for Twitter developers  —  There's no denying that the web in 2010 is all about APIs.  From Twitter to Netflix, Facebook to Foursquare; there's a way for developers to build on top of almost every every hot service.  —  The problem for developers is getting …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Google backs Yahoo in privacy fight with DOJ  —  Google and an alliance of privacy groups have come to Yahoo's aid by helping the Web portal fend off a broad request from the U.S. Department of Justice for e-mail messages, CNET has learned.  —  In a brief filed Tuesday afternoon …
 
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Tough love: Gawker finds making it harder for comments to be seen …
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