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6:05 AM ET, May 3, 2010


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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPad 3G estimated to have sold 300K on launch weekend  —  Checks with 50 Apple retail stores have led one prominent analyst to predict Apple sold about 300,000 iPad 3G units, including preorders, over the device's first weekend of sales.  —  Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray issued …
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G - Our Pre-Review Findings (Updated: Battery + 3G Results)  —  Our full review of the iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G is still a little ways off, but since the device will officially be on store shelves at 5:00PM tonight, we wanted to post some early findings that might help you decide whether to buy in or not.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
iPad 3G Streaming Restrictions Explained  —  Alright, so you went with the iPad 3G for that ubiquitous Internet connection?  Well, it's there now, but there are some limitations.  For example, while Netflix and Youtube will work over 3G (in low res however), ABC still requires a WiFi connection.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google acquires BumpTop: Will Android get a 3D facelift?  —  Google is acquiring BumpTop, a startup that aimed to improve the interface of your computer desktop.  —  BumpTop launched its first product about a year ago.  The idea, as founder and chief executive Anand Agarawala described …
Brian X. Chen / under the wire:
How Tracked the iPhone Finder  —  In response to's scoop identifying the finder of the lost iPhone prototype, many have asked me how we did it.  The process of uncovering digital footprints to identify Brian Hogan was indeed challenging and enlightening, so I thought I'd tell the story here.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Ogg versus the world: don't fall for open-source FUD  —  In the great human tradition of rooting for the underdog, it is tempting to want to stand up for the tiny nonprofit against the giant corporations.  After all, big corporations lie and spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD).
Discussion: Tech Eye and Open Source, Thanks:rawmeet
Daeng Bo / I' Been to Ubuntu:
Lead OGG Dev Responds to Jobs' Jabs
Discussion: Softpedia News and 9 to 5 Mac
Evan Selleck / SlashPhone:
Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two Available for Pre-Order May 6 and Launching May 13th  —  As we look back to the beginning of April, we see Microsoft launching their socially-connected handsets: the Kin One and Kin Two.  Two very different, distinct devices in of themselves, they are either woefully ignored or highly anticipated.
Dean Hachamovitch / MSDN Blogs:
Follow Up on HTML5 Video in IE9  —  Our recent post generated many comments and questions.  The discussion of intellectual property rights is complex and invites many different points of view.  This is a good opportunity to talk through the certainty and uncertainty relative to our goals for IE9 from Microsoft's point of view.
Discussion: ZDNet Australia
Hilary Stout / New York Times:
How Does Technology Affect Kids' Friendships?  —  “HEY, you're a dork,” said the girl to the boy with a smile.  “Just wanted you to know.”  —  “Thanks!” said the boy.  —  “Just kidding,” said the girl with another smile.  “You're only slightly dorky, but other than that, you're pretty normal — sometimes.”
Discussion: /Message, broadstuff and Gothamist
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Iron Man 2 Is Allegorical To Gates Vs. Jobs, Says Reader  —  The movie Pirates of Silicon Valley (based on the book Fire In The Valley) came out in 1999.  The final scene takes place in 1997 when recently-reinstated (interim) CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage at Macworld to announce an alliance …
David Carr / New York Times:
A Lost iPhone Shows Apple's Churlish Side  —  Journalists are already getting warmed up for the next big Apple event, the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, where they will most likely get a look at the next generation of the iPhone.  —  But there might be fewer people lined up …
Discussion: Guardian
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
Google Sees a New Role for YouTube: An Outlet for Live Sports  —  NEW DELHI, India — The Indian Premier League, a 20-team tournament here that turns staid cricket into something fast-paced and glamorous, just ended its third season with a new champion, the Chennai Super Kings …
Roger Ebert / Newsweek:
Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too)  —  Avatar director James Cameron is reflected in an audience member's 3-D glasses during a panel discussion in San Diego  —  From the magazine issue dated May 10, 2010  —  3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension.  Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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