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5:10 AM ET, March 12, 2011

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iFixit:
iPad 2 Wi-Fi Teardown  —  We got our hands on Apple's newest tablet, the iPad 2 on March 11, 2011.  Follow us on Twitter to get all the latest updates.  Finally!!!  The iPad has come back to iFixit!  And this time, it has a 2 in front of its name, hence the iPad 2!
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad 2 Teardown: A5, ‘Neat and Tidy’ Interior, Massive But Thin Battery
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Drops The Ecosystem Hammer: Don't Try To Compete With Us On Clients, Focus On Data And Verticals  —  For much of the past year, the Twitter ecosystem has been in a state of flux.  Ever since Twitter bought Tweetie and turned it into their own native iPhone app, third-party developers …
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Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Twitter to Devs: Don't Make Twitter Clients... Or Else  —  Pure play Twitter clients — apps like Echofon, Twidroyd and UberTwitter — got a sharp slap on the wrist today from Twitter platform chief Ryan Sarver.  —  In an API announcement post, Sarver finally made clear what third-party developers …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Twitter's new developer roadmap  —  Ryan Sarver works at Twitter.  He just posted a new developer roadmap, a few minutes ago.  In it are all the things I was expecting:  —  1. If you make a Twitter client, you have a bit of time to get out of that business.  If you were thinking about writing one, don't.
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Twitter is Finally Doing the Right Thing
Discussion: TechnoBuffalo, Thanks:jesse
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple facing iPad 2 shortages, poor retail launch planning  —  Apple has been hyping up today's iPad 2 launch since its announcement last week with its numerous newsletters, video guided tours, etc.  Now it's launch day and it could be fairly said that Apple disappointed a few.
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Impressive lines suggest first day iPad 2 sales could hit 500k, analyst says
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Online iPad 2 orders from Apple estimated to ship in 2-3 weeks [u]
Tim Hornyak / CNET News:
Twitter, Facebook vital as Japan cell networks jam  —  Japanese are using social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Mixi as cell phone networks are jammed following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck northern Japan on Friday, killing at least 300 and leaving nearly 500 missing.
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Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Japan quake could hit semiconductor production, prices
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
‘Massive damage’ from Japan quake hits communications
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Motorola Xoom sales tepid; Production cuts next?  —  With Apple launching the iPad 2 Friday, Motorola Mobility may be forced to scramble to bolster sales of the Xoom tablet.  —  Jefferies analyst Peter Misek on Friday argued that earnings estimates for Motorola Mobility are too high …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sean Parker, Music Mogul?  Facebook Billionaire Mulling Warner Music Bid  —  Sean Parker helped create Napster, which kicked off the long and steep decline of the big music labels.  Soon he might own part of one.  —  The digital entrepreneur is considering putting his money into a consortium bidding …
Discussion: VentureBeat and SAI
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Design Images with Larger Edge-to-Edge Screen?  —  iDealsChina claims to have engineering diagrams of the new iPhone 5.  The images look pretty much like an iPhone 4 with the exception of a larger screen which seems to take up a larger portion of the front face.
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Game Changers: Twitter  —  “Bloomberg Game Changers” profiles Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone.  This program features interviews with Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey; Mike Maples, founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Floodgate; Tim O'Reilly …
Discussion: Soshable, Epicenter and GigaOM
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Tweeters: I want a witness tag  —  A proposal:  —  It would be terribly useful if there were a separate convention for tweets from witnesses to major events so their reports can be separated from the discussion that follows.  How about !jpquake for witnesses vs. #jpquake for discussion?
David Hatch / NationalJournal.com:
Google's Tarnished Chrome  —  The search and advertising company once seemed to do no wrong.  Now members of Congress aren't so sure.  —  Reps. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, cochairmen of the Bipartisan Privacy Caucus and longtime members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, don't agree on much.
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose and Inside Google, Thanks:ethanklapper
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
DOJ wins access to WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts  —  A federal judge in Virginia today granted federal prosecutors access to WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts, including information about what Internet and e-mail addresses are associated with them.  —  The 20-page ruling represents …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Nokia: Transition to Windows Phone to take about two years  —  Nokia filed on March 11 a form 20-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission which mentions a number of new tidbits about Nokia's smartphone-centric partnership with Microsoft.  —  The document confirms that Microsoft …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
US Proposals For Secret TPP ‘Son Of ACTA’ Treaty Leaked; Chock Full Of Awful Ideas  —  We've mentioned a couple of times that now that ACTA is “complete”, if not yet approved, USTR negotiators have moved on to what many are calling the son of ACTA in the form of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Son of ACTA: meet the next secret copyright treaty
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace hits 10,000 apps, Microsoft WP7 updates still way outnumbered  —  It's a milestone in the life of any OS: the day you reach that magical 10,000 app number.  Windows Phone 7 is the latest kindred soul to achieve the feat, accomplishing the task in just over four …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Big Money For Google Execs In 2011  —  Four Google senior vice presidents will each collect more than $5 million in bonuses in 2011, according to a new filing with the SEC.  —  The big winners:  — Nikesh Arora, chief business officer: $20 million in stock and $2.7 million cash.
Discussion: paidContent
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Marissa Mayer: 40% Of Google Maps Usage Is Mobile (And There Are 150 Million Mobile Users)  —  Today at a SXSW talk, Google VP Marissa Mayer took the stage to talk about location — mobile location, in particular.  The theme isn't a surprise since Mayer recently shifted her role …
Discussion: SAI, Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
 
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
LimeWire wins limit on damages to record labels
Discussion: Techdirt
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Expands @ Mention Tagging to Comments
AppleInsider:
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Path Gets “FriendRank” and a Revenue Stream
 Earlier Items: 
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft idea: Dating service for people with a ‘source of shame’ ... like comic books
Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:hipsforhire
John Leyden / The Register:
Apple bans iPhone 3G patch omission talk from forum
Discussion: InfoWorld, Examiner, PC World and Slashdot
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
They Grow Up So Fast - Foursquare Hit With Its First Patent Infringement Suit