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By Thomas Baekdal - March 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Mar/2)

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Apple announced the iPad 2. It is thinner, faster, has a camera, but not cheaper. Tons of reactions around the web. It is beautiful, elegant, still king of the tablet hill - but is it enough to get the iPad owners to buy it?

 

They also announced a new smart cover, with magnetic hinges... yes, magnetic. Watch it to believe it:

 

Steve Jobs was on stage, and they have sold a staggering 15 million iPads in 2010! See the recorded coverage over at Ars Technica. Steve Jobs repeatedly used the phrase "Post-PC era" (apart from his usual array of "magic" and "revolutionary")

John Gruber on Apple's 30% cut: To the victor goes the pricing power. (don't agree, but hey)

Sir Martin Sorrell: Apple iPad Won't Save Us [publisher].

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Get Shift 1 (free PDF) from Jay Bear's Now revolution

About social valuations and the "bubble": It's like a soccer game for 9-year-olds, where everyone crowds around the ball: http://j.mp/gxwP4W

Publishers: Ask yourself, "is this your content strategy?"

Facebook Rolls Out Overhauled Comments System (Try Them Now On TechCrunch) - http://j.mp/dYidU2 - very powerful!

Facebook VP Explains New Comments System [VIDEO]

The Pros And Cons Of Facebook Comments

Questions are being raised about the real value of Klout after seeing Charlie Sheen's Klout score with zero tweets: http://ow.ly/i/8H4z

Slideshare goes next step: live video presentations, er, "ZipCasts"

 

Chris Brogan on how to give better interviews.

Paywall Strategies 2011: Emap, FT and Aftonbladet on developing a paid content model.

Mahalo Reduces Headcount by 10% After Google Algoritm Change.

Augmented Reality Online Shopping: Not the Right Fit (Yet).

Lenovo creates a new laptop that you can interact with using just your eyes!

Google: We're Working to Help Good Sites Caught by Spam Cleanup. Some false positives, but generally moving in the right direction.

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