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10:25 AM ET, May 31, 2010

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Apple:
Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days  —  Apple® today announced that iPad™ sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3.  Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC and EP121 preview  —  At long last, the ASUS Eee Pads have arrived, but unfortunately they're just not working the way we've been imagining for all these months.  We got a few minutes to toy around with the 10-inch EP101TC and 12-inch EP121, but both were barely working.
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
ASUS Eee Pad official: Intel CULV processors, Windows 7, and a 10-hour battery life  —  Computex is really starting to ramp up now, as ASUS has taken the covers off its brand new Eee Pads.  Of most interest will be the 12-inch EP121, which sports Intel's Core 2 Duo CULV processors, Windows 7, and a reputed 10-hour battery life.
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Asus launches Eee Pad tablets and Eee Tablet note-taking thingie
Discussion: Engadget and jkkmobile
Darren Murph / Engadget:
ASUS Eee Tablet preview
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
MSI WindPad 100 is a 10-inch, Intel Atom-powered Windows 7 tablet  —  Oh, hello WindPad!  MSI just took the wraps off its 10-inch, Windows 7 tablet during the company's Computex press conference.  The tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Z530 processor and runs Windows 7 Ultimate, though MSI has created a Wind Touch UI layer.
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MSI Unveils Wind Pad Tablets, Unique Sketch Book, GT660 and FX600 Notebooks  —  Today at Computex, MSI unveiled a plethora of new mobile products, including a pair of tablets, the Windows 7-based Wind Pad 100 and the Android-2.1 powered Wind Pad 110.  The company also showed off …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Ballmer just opened the Second Envelope  —  You know the business lore joke.  The departing CEO meets his successor and hands him three envelopes to be opened in the prescribed order when trouble strikes.  First crisis, the message in envelope #1 says: Blame your predecessor.  Easy enough.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, BetaNews and MacStories
PC World:
Nvidia CEO: Hardware Makers Uniting Behind Android  —  Hardware makers will unite behind Google's Android as the primary operating system for tablet computers, according to Nvidia's CEO.  —  Tablets are shaping up to be one of the highlights of the annual Computex show in Taipei …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Leaked Intel roadmap reveals six new notebook CPUs for 2010, better battery life in 2011  —  We love the smell of silicon in the morning — especially when it emanates from one of Intel's legendary leaked roadmaps.  Today, we've stumbled across one with specs for Chipzilla's entire fall collection …
Frederic Filloux / Washington Post:
Why is digital advertising so lousy?  Industry is too smug to innovate.  —  Is advertising the next casualty of the ongoing digital tsunami?  For now, advertising looks like the patient who developed an asymptomatic form of cancer without realizing how sick he is.
Discussion: Kindle Review
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Are Questions The “Future Of Facebook”?  —  About a week ago, word started getting out that Facebook is beta testing a new “killer app” called Facebook Questions.  For beta testers, the Questions feature appears in the left-hand column just below Events and Photos.
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Thoughts on Wrapping Up Microsoft's FY10  —  Well, here's to wrapping up FY10.  The kick-off of the Annual Review Season is our long, long, sloppy kiss goodnight to the fiscal year that was.  —  How are various things wrapping up?  —  Entertainment and Devices: with Bach and Allard …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Snapfinger Puts Dinner Just an App Away  —  In today's mobile, real-time world, fast food is not fast enough.  —  That is the idea behind Snapfinger, a Web and mobile app for ordering takeout from chain restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, Outback Steakhouse and Subway.
Discussion: Download Squad
 
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