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11:45 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
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 …
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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 …
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
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.
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 …
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
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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Ted Samson / InfoWorld:
Apple vs. Microsoft: A tale of two mobile updates
Discussion: LiveSide.net, GigaOM, PC World and Slashdot
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
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Marissa Mayer: 40% Of Google Maps Usage Is Mobile (And There Are 150 Million Mobile Users)
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
John Leyden / The Register:
Apple bans iPhone 3G patch omission talk from forum
Discussion: Examiner and PC World