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12:55 PM 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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple Selling Million iPads a Month  —  So much for it being a niche product!  Apple says it has sold two million iPads in 60 days since the launch of the tablet device.  The pace of sales puts it slightly ahead of the initial sales of Apple's other hit product, the iPhone.  There are about 5,000 new apps for iPad.
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.
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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.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
ASUS Eee Tablet preview  —  Alright, stick with us here.  For some reason, ASUS decided it best to name its freshest e-reader the Eee Tablet, while its downright magical tablet goes by Eee Pad.  Got all that?  Good.  The Eee Tablet (again, not to be confused with the Eee Pad tablet) …
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Asus launches Eee Pad tablets and Eee Tablet note-taking thingie  —  So what's the difference between an Eee Pad and Eee Tablet?  About $200.  Asus officially unveiled its first set of touchscreen tablets that will ship sans keyboard today, and the company is taking two different approaches.
Discussion: jkkmobile and Engadget
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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LAPTOP Mag:   MSI Unveils Wind Pad Tablets, Unique Sketch Book, GT660 and FX600 Notebooks
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
MSI WindPad 110: a 10-inch Tegra 2-powered Android tablet
Arn / MacRumors:
MacBook Pro Targeted 2.8GHz Core i7 Processors Due Later This Year  —  A newly leaked Intel processor roadmap reveals that the company will be releasing a speed-bumped Core i7 processor this fall.  The upcoming Core i7-640M will run at a base frequency of 2.8GHz with “turbo boost” speeds up to 3.46GHz.
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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 …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
The mystery of the disappearing #flotilla on Twitter  —  As we know from breaking news right now over 10 people have died after Israeli commandos boarded a convoy of ships carrying aid to Gaza, sparking an international controvery.  But we're not going to get into the politics of that situation.
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.
Discussion: Tnooz
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 …
 
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
4G wireless: It's fast, but outstripped by hype
Frederic Filloux / Washington Post:
Why is digital advertising so lousy?  Industry is too smug to innovate.
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Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Thoughts on Wrapping Up Microsoft's FY10
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
UK techs look to US funding and markets
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Ballmer just opened the Second Envelope
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