iPad hits the streets

With the release of the iPad in the US market this past weekend, Apple’s done a great job silencing its critics, who thought that the new device’s name left something to be desired and inspired this parody. The new tablet has the usual online suspects developing apps specific for the device, not to mention some very innovative fashion statements.

And in other Apple news…

iPhone users all around the world released a huge sigh of relief when Apple confirmed yesterday that they’ve added multitasking to its mobile operating system, along with a number of other features. The new OS will be available this summer for the iPhone and iTouch, and later in the Fall for the new iPad–though developers can get a head start here. Tech Radar has a great roundup of all the features of 4.0 to give the rest of us our own head start.

HuffPo monetizes Twitter before Twitter does

This week the Huffington Post launched Twitter editions for a number of their 30 sections, including Tech, Business and Politics. The sections now feature curated tweet streams of prominent personalities, which users can subscribe to. HuffPo is then selling ad space within the stream as another revenue model for the popular news blog.