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4:40 PM ET, May 3, 2010

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Apple:
Apple Sells One Million iPads  —  Apple® today announced that it sold its one millionth iPad™ on Friday, just 28 days after its introduction on April 3. iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.
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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 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Apple On Track For $1 Billion Of iPad Revenue IN ITS FIRST QUARTER (AAPL)
Gartenberg / GartenBlog:
1,000,000 iPads. 28 days. First Take
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
An antitrust app  —  After years of being the little guy who used Washington to fend off Goliaths like Microsoft, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is about to learn what life is like when the shoe's on the other foot.  —  According to a person familiar with the matter, the Department of Justice …
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple facing DoJ/FTC probe over Section 3.3.1 - NY Post
Discussion: BetaNews and Boy Genius Report
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet Google's Secret Time Machine Investment  —  Google Ventures, the search giant's VC arm, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with some show and tell: The previously secretive investment group now has a website that discloses who works there, and what they're investing in.
Discussion: Xconomy, PE Hub Blog and Mass High Tech, Thanks:atul
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures Invests in Mobile Payments Startup Corduro  —  Google is investing in mobile payments startup through Corduro through Google Ventures.  It looks like its site has just gone up, and is still pretty much a placeholder with a lot of dummy text.
Discussion: GigaOM
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google Ventures plans to invest $100M this year, won't spend it on evil
Discussion: TechCrunch
IEBlog:
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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hi, Seattle  —  On June 11, 2005 TechCrunch was born.  Over the last five years the blog has grown from a simple hobby to a fast growing small business with twenty or so employees and one heck of a team of writers, engineers, sales people, event specialists and a burgeoning video team.
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC Chairman Genachowski expected to leave broadband services deregulated  —  The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has indicated he wants to keep broadband services deregulated, according to sources, even as a federal court decision has exposed weaknesses in the agency's ability …
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A New Deal for broadband: free, wireless
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Aigo's surprisingly sexy 7-inch N700 tablet packs Android 2.1 and Tegra 2  —  Go 'head Aigo!  Get down with your bad self.  Quite frankly, we never anticipated Aigo / Patriot to come through with a me-too tablet that actually made us take a second glance, but darn if this one isn't quite the looker.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: Sony atracTable to take on Microsoft Surface from June  —  Sony is about to take on the?  Microsoft Surface?with a new offering of their own that is due out in June.  —  The atracTable, first seen and demoed at Vision 2009 in Stuttgart last year, will be released at the beginning of June according to the company behind it.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Close Encounters of the Regulatory Kind: Google-AdMob Brace for the Worst  —  While executives at both AdMob and Google are pulling out all the stops to convince federal government regulators otherwise, multiple sources close to the situation said that the pair now expect the Federal Trade Commission …
Louis Gray:
Twitter Plans Embedding of Tweets on 3rd Party Sites  —  In a short note on the less-visible Twitter Media site, Twitter praised ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick's (@marshallk) use of highlighting tweets as quotes to provide context, and said that these can be seen as providing perfect integrity …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Very Personal Computing  —  The center of financial gravity in the computing world—the Center of Money—has shifted.  No longer directed at the PC, the money pump now gushes full blast at the smartphones market.  One of my colleagues, Bob Ackerman, calls smartphones the very personal computers.
Thanks:atul
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
BIS 2-way Gmail sync goes live  —  Not a whole lot to say here other than it looks like RIM has finally flipped the switch on 2-way Gmail sync, a feature of BIS 3.0, for BIS customers in North America.  Overnight our tips line was lit up by BlackBerry addicts who ecstatically reported that 2 …
Discussion: Fortune, Erictric and Lifehacker
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Monitor money matters on Android with Mint  —  About a year and a half after releasing a mobile version of its personal-finance service for the iPhone, Mint.com is bringing its free credit-card and budget tracker to Android phones.  —  As with the iPhone app, password-protected Mint on Android …
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple Steps Up Pace of Acquisitions in Race With Google to Buy Startups  —  Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is accelerating the rate of acquisitions as it vies with Google Inc. for mobile technologies and talent.  —  Apple said it bought two closely held companies last week …
Discussion: MacRumors
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: Guardian and Tech Eye, Thanks:rawmeet
 
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Chrome again beats Firefox in browser gain race
Discussion: Neowin.net
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Jailbreak the iPad  —  The long-awaited iPad/iPhone jailbreak …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Increases Display Advertisers on YouTube by 10-Fold in Past Year
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IronKey Raises $22 Million For Secure USB Flash Drives
Discussion: VentureBeat
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Face.com takes its face-recognition technology beyond Facebook
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intel Capital Invests $15 Million In Caring.com, SmartZip And Virtustream
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 Earlier Items: 
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Nokia launches Ovi App Wizard, will probably lead to Ovi-population problems
Discussion: mocoNews, GigaOM and Phone Scoop
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Bit.ly Redesign Focuses on Sharing, Analytics
robertfortner's posterous:
Rest in Peas: The Unrecognized Death of Speech Recognition
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
How Apple's iAd May Blow Marketers' Mobile Budgets
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
Google Sees a New Role for YouTube: An Outlet for Live Sports
Discussion: Fortune, Technovia and MediaPost Raw, Thanks:rawmeet
David Carr / New York Times:
A Lost iPhone Shows Apple's Churlish Side
Discussion: Guardian and PalmAddicts
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google acquires BumpTop: Will Android get a 3D facelift?