TechFast: iPad 2, Twitter Not for Sale, Free March Madness Apps

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Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech stories so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.

Apple Launches iPad 2

Link: Apple

In case you missed it, the iPad 2 is coming. It’ll be here March 11, starting at $499. Here’s Apple’s press release and video of the announcement.

The iPad 2: It’s a Game of Millimeters and Ounces, or the Lack Thereof

Link: Technologizer

Read our friend Harry McCracken’s first impressions of Apple’s new tablet.

Twitter’s Stone: No IPO or funding talks

Link: Reuters

While “Twitter’s Stone” may be the perfect name for an emo band, this is in reference to Twitter CEO Biz Stone (“Biz Stone” being a good name for a rapper, coincidentally), who quashed rumors of a Twitter IPO (good name for a microbrew) and reports of JPMorgan buying 10% of the company.

March Madness Comes to the iPad, for Free

Link: All Things Digital

The NCAA has been doing online video right for years now, but the 2011 March Madness tournament will mark the first time that free streaming video will be available for the iPad and iPhone (you had to pay last year). Thanks!

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