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LA to give every student an iPad; $30M order

Emmanuel Angeles, raises his hand to be called on while doing a worksheet in an English Language Learner summer school class at the Cordova Villa Elementary School, June 12, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, California schools will receive an additional $3.6 billion this year, with much of it targeted to the neediest students. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) by Peter SvenssonAP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles’ school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks. The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved the purchase of $30 million worth of iPads as the first part of a multi-year commitment. It found that the iPad was the least expensive option that met its specifications.

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Tuning in: Twitter launches music app

NEW TWITTER APP–This image taken from an iPhone shows the new Twitter music app. (AP Photo/Twitter) by Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.