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6:30 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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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple On Track For $1 Billion Of iPad Revenue IN ITS FIRST QUARTER (AAPL)
Discussion: Guardian and AccMan Pro
Michael Gartenberg / GartenBlog:
1,000,000 iPads. 28 days. First Take
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPad 3G estimated to have sold 300K on launch weekend
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 …
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.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google Ventures plans to invest $100M this year, won't fund evil
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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Matt Mullenweg:
Twitter API  —  I think the opportunity has passed for the Twitter API to become a lingua franca for the real-time web.  WordPress.com, Tumblr, SocialCast, and Status.net all added support for the API in a way to make it as easy as possible for Twitter client developers — all they had to do was change the endpoint.
Discussion: Scripting News and Pat Phelan
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 …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter ‘Embed This Tweet’ Feature Coming Tomorrow, Here's What It Looks Like
Discussion: VatorNews and VentureBeat
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Chrome again beats Firefox in browser gain race  —  Grabs almost all the share that Internet Explorer loses  —  Computerworld - Chrome was the only browser to gain significant usage share last month, and again trounced rival open-source Firefox.  —  By the end of April …
Discussion: Fortune and Neowin.net
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
ABC iPad App Update With 3G Video Streaming Already On Its Way (DIS, AAPL)  —  Good news, iPad 3G owners: ABC's iPad app will support 3G video streaming in a new update to the app, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The app has already been submitted to Apple …
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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Songwriters: piracy “dwarfs bank robbery,” FBI must act  —  The Songwriters Guild of America has a message for the government: start prosecuting file-sharers, both criminally and civilly, because file-sharing is much worse than bank robbery.  —  “There are numerous economic crimes of much lesser magnitude …
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
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Jailbreak the iPad  —  The long-awaited iPad/iPhone jailbreak has finally arrived, allowing anyone with an iPhone, iPod Touch or even the brand-new Apple iPad running the newest versions of the iPhone Operating System the ability to unlock their device and install unapproved, third-party applications.
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Palm Pre, Pixi selling for a song in wake of HP-Palm merger news  —  With Palm's future settled at last after last week's news that it'll be snapped up by HP, the newly acquired handset maker's two WebOS devices — the flagship Pre and the smaller, thinner Pixi — have turned into two of the best smartphone bargains around.
Discussion: Engadget, PhoneNews.com and Phone Scoop
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Leslie Grandy / mocoNews:
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Discussion: internetnews.com and Computerworld
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 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
March Chip Sales Up 4.6% Vs. Feb.; Up 58.3% From Year Ago
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple Steps Up Pace of Acquisitions in Race With Google to Buy Startups
Discussion: MacRumors
robertfortner's posterous:
Rest in Peas: The Unrecognized Death of Speech Recognition
Discussion: Gizmodo
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
Google Sees a New Role for YouTube: An Outlet for Live Sports
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Ogg versus the world: don't fall for open-source FUD
Discussion: Guardian, Tech Eye and I' Been to Ubuntu, Thanks:rawmeet