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12:30 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
Discussion: CrunchGear
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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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  —  Developers are up in arms over new changes to Twitter's policies.  Today Ryan Sarver, Twitter's Director of Platform, stated in an email to developers that “developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience.
Discussion: TechnoBuffalo, Thanks:jesse
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
iPad 2 line watch: the few, the proud, the soaking wet (updating)  —  Last night you couldn't walk down the street in New York City without becoming seriously soaked and breaking your umbrella, but you didn't really think that would stop those crazy Apple fans, did you?
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Impressive lines suggest first day iPad 2 sales could hit 500k, analyst says  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster increased his first day sales estimate for the iPad 2 to an upper range of 500,000 units after initial demand surpassed his expectations, with some Apple retail stores drawing …
Discussion: Macworld, Electronista and Bloomberg
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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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
‘Massive damage’ from Japan quake hits communications
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Japan quake could hit semiconductor production, prices
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 …
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.
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 …
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: SAI
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 and a half months.
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.
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
Daniel Cawrey / thechromesource:
Chrome VP: No More Cr-48s, Chrome OS Devices This Summer  —  Google has been very tight-lippped about the supply of Cr-48s, who they are going to and when shipments will stop.  But in a tweet sent out by VP of Product Management Sundar Pichai, the shipment of Cr-48s to users is over …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Expands @ Mention Tagging to Comments  —  Facebook users can now tag their friends, Pages, Groups, and Events in comments to news feed stories and wall posts to create linked mentions.  This will help users carry on conversations with other commenters and allow them to easily reference different entities on Facebook.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Flickr Confirms Taking Down Egyptian Blogger's Photos, Cites Community Guidelines Violation  —  Last weekend Egyptian protestors broke into Amn al Dowla, the Cairo headquarters for the Egyptian security agency, and removed a “treasure trove” of video disks, hard disks and CDs with government documents from the Mubarak era.
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: Search Engine Land, Screenwerk and SAI
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: Epicenter and GigaOM
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 …
John Leyden / The Register:
Apple bans iPhone 3G patch omission talk from forum  —  Policy talk is off limits, sunshine  —  A Reg reader who brought up Apple's decision to exclude the iPhone 3G and other older devices from its latest security update on an official forum has received a firm rebuke for his effort.
Discussion: Examiner, InfoWorld, PC World and Slashdot
 
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
LimeWire wins limit on damages to record labels
Discussion: Techdirt
AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: AirDrop local file sharing
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Social Music Startup Rdio Pushes Play Button For API, Affiliate Program
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Path Gets “FriendRank” and a Revenue Stream
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft idea: Dating service for people with a ‘source of shame’ ... like comic books
Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:hipsforhire
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Rackspace releases new open source iPad/iPhone app for sys admins to run their Web empire, first look
Discussion: GigaOM, WebProNews and building43, Thanks:greenisus
RockMelt Blog:
No more waiting in line - RockMelt now in Open Beta!
Discussion: Pulse2 and Ubergizmo
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
They Grow Up So Fast - Foursquare Hit With Its First Patent Infringement Suit
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Disqus to Facebook: “We Aren't Shaking In Our Boots”
Discussion: VentureBeat and Pulse2