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10:50 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: IntoMobile, PC Magazine and 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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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 …
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Twitter is Finally Doing the Right Thing
Discussion: TechnoBuffalo, Thanks:jesse
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Kleiner Perkins Already Selling Its Twitter Stock  —  Kleiner Perkins is already selling some of the stock it bought in Twitter just last December, Henry Blodget reports.  —  We heard from a source that Kleiner has already unloaded some of its stock on private markets, quickly making a profit as Twitter's valuation has skyrocketed.
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Henry Blodget / SAI:
NO CONFLICT, NO INTEREST: John Doerr, Twitter, And The Rise Of Secondary Private Markets  —  Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr is said to have once described his investment philosophy as “no conflict, no interest.”  —  In other words, when Doerr and venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Introducing Stellar  —  For the past several months, I've been working on a new web app/site called Stellar.  Stellar helps you discover and keep track of your favorite things online.  If you like playing around on Twitter or Flickr, you'll probably enjoy Stellar.
Michael Joggins / AndroidSPIN:
Exclusive: Pics of Verizon HTC Incredible 2  —  Well look what we managed to get our hands on today...pictures of the HTC Incredible 2.  It is quite the device I must say.  Rocking Android 2.3 with Sense, this is one smoking hot phone.  Although we haven't gotten the chance to play …
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Are You Ready for the New Peer-to-Peer Economy?  —  Unless you really don't give two hoots about the world of technology, it's highly unlikely you would have missed the big brouhaha between San Francisco-based startup Square and VeriFone, a payment processing services provider.
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: Epicenter, Soshable and GigaOM
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
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Japan quake could hit semiconductor production, prices  —  Lesser earthquakes have in the past affected manufacturing  —  Computerworld - Because Japan produces more than 40% of the world's NAND flash memory chips — and 15% of its DRAM — the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit today …
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Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Political Activists Targeted Through Unpatched IE Flaw  —  Google has discovered targeted attacks against users, political activists in particular, and “...users of another popular social site using an unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  —  The vulnerability was disclosed …
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
 
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Tweeters: I want a witness tag
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
LimeWire wins limit on damages to record labels
Discussion: Techdirt
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Big Money For Google Execs In 2011
Discussion: paidContent
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Marissa Mayer: 40% Of Google Maps Usage Is Mobile (And There Are 150 Million Mobile Users)
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Expands @ Mention Tagging to Comments
David Hatch / NationalJournal.com:
Google's Tarnished Chrome
Discussion: Inside Google and Tech Daily Dose, Thanks:ethanklapper
AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: AirDrop local file sharing
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: Examiner, InfoWorld, PC World and Slashdot
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Nokia: Transition to Windows Phone to take about two years