Nicholas Ciarelli is the former publisher of Think Secret, an Apple news Web site. He currently works on the product team at The Daily Beast.

The biggest product launch of the year has set in motion changes for tech devices everywhere. The Daily Beast’s Nick Ciarelli on five iPad developments you need to know about. Plus, love it or loathe it? Read our roundup of 8 early iPad reviews from around the Web.

Seven million people use Spotify to play songs for free, completely legally—but most of them are overseas. Nicholas Ciarelli reports on how its 26-year-old CEO aims to conquer America.

Instead of sharing details of Twitter's plans to generate revenue, CEO Evan Williams disappointed techies at SXSW with yet another slick feature. Nicholas Ciarelli on why he's risking the future of his business.

Books were pulled from Amazon this week in a dispute with publishers over the price of e-books. Nicholas Ciarelli on why the book industry is making the same mistake as the record labels.

When the author gave up books, magazines, bank statements, office memos, and even mail, he learned the freedom of living digitally. And the unexpected price.

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 would let Obama disconnect parts of the Internet in an emergency. Nicholas Ciarelli on how the government can improve security without resorting to a “kill switch.”