David Richards / Smarthouse:
Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft — Rumours were circulating today that Microsoft is set to dump HD DVD and bring out a Blu ray Xbox 360 by as early as May 2008. The move will allow the Company to go head to head with the Sony PS3 gaming console which has been credited …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, All News Feeds, CrunchGear, Thomas Hawk's Digital …, TechSpot News and Engadget HD
James Rivington / All News Feeds: Microsoft to launch Blu-ray 360?
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Microsoft planning a Blu-Ray Xbox 360 - crazy talk?
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: XBox 360 With Blu-ray? — Rumors are out that Microsoft might …
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Blu-ray player for Xbox 360 to arrive in May?
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD: Paramount movies coming to UK Xbox Live Video Marketplace
Kenneth Maxwell / MarketWatch:
Toshiba shares surge as company studies future of HD-DVD format — TOKYO (Dow Jones)—Shares in Toshiba Corp. (6502.TO) moved sharply higher in early trading Monday as investors and analysts welcomed signals from the electronics company that it's reconsidering whether it's worth plowing …
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Lab
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Toshiba shares surge ahead of HD DVD abandonment
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab: Toshiba's Shares Rise on Expected Death of HD-DVD
Toshiba climbs on ‘HD DVD exit’
Toshiba climbs on ‘HD DVD exit’
Discussion: Ars Technica and Engadget
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
MacBook Air - Light and Heavy — It started so badly. My first few hours with the MacBook Air were full of frustration as I struggled - and failed - to import data and settings from my old computer. To make this ultra-slim laptop fit into its aluminium casing Apple has had to chuck a lot overboard …
Discussion: Engadget and PalmAddicts
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: I enjoyed reading Rory Cellan-Jones review of the MacBook Air
Kirby Chien / eWeek:
Source: Chinese Internet Firm Wants Voice in Microsoft/Yahoo Talks — Alibaba Group, in which Yahoo holds a 39 percent stake, wants a stronger voice in the talks between Microsoft and Yahoo to influence how shares would be transferred to any new owner. — BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group …
Discussion: Electronista, TechCrunch, paidContent.org, Yahoo! Finance and Mashable!
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org: Update: Chinese Regulators Concerned About MSFT-YHOO's Effect On Alibaba
Joseph Weisenthal / Yahoo! Finance: Chinese Regulators Concerned About MSFT-YHOO's Effect On Alibaba
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Alibaba, Beijing Fear Microsoft's Business Tactics
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Board, Dazed and, Of Course, Confused — That was, of course, the premise of a piece done late last week by the New York Post with the hyped headline, “Board Bucks Yang,” as if the Yahoo co-founder were some incompetent cowboy and the board a spirited mustang. — As if.
Discussion: Between the Lines, The Register, Silicon Alley Insider and Susan Mernit's Blog
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo's Board Not Fighting—They're Sleeping
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog: YAPAY(Yet another post about Yahoo!)
Luck / Apple TV Hacks:
Safari HD is now available — 3 cheers for Brandon Holland! Safari HD is officially released. Now you can browse the web right on your big screen TV from the comfort of your couch. — Safari HD is available for both Apple TV 1.1 and 2.0. All you need is an ssh-enabled Apple TV.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Gizmodo, CrunchGear, MacUser and Engadget
David Chartier / Infinite Loop: Hacker brings “Safari HD” to Apple TV
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Web Browse on Apple TV With Safari HD, Out Now
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Safari HD, get it now for your Apple TV
Derik DeLong / MacUser: Safari on your Apple TV
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Nick/MTVN Buys Sites for Mom, Dad; Starts Ad Net — MTV Networks is adding to its brood. In a series of moves aimed at expanding the Nickelodeon/MTVN kids and family group's footprint in the parenting category, the company has acquired Babunga, a network of niche Web sites aimed at expectant mothers …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, WebProNews, CenterNetworks, MediaBytes with Shelly …, paidContent.org and Silicon Alley Insider
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Viacom Latest to Catch the Ad Network Bug
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: New Nickelodeon/MTVN Buy Caters To Expecting Parents
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: MTV/Nickelodeon Buy Parenting Sites to Form Ad Network; Burst Worried?
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider: Viacom's Newest Ad Network: Moms And Dads
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Start-Up Says It Can Predict Others' Fate — SAN FRANCISCO — Is your start-up worthy of investment? Ask the venture investor in a box. — Two former Oxford University students are getting attention (and seed money) in Silicon Valley for developing new technology that automates aspects …
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, John Cook's Venture Blog and broadstuff
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: YouNoodle offers investors a “start-up predictor”
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: YouNoodle Thinks AI Can Predict Startup Success
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: PREDICTING VENTURE SUCCESS AND PREDICTION MARKETS
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fred Wilson - Hypocritical, Wrong and Conflicted — Fred Wilson lit a fire today suggesting that certain bloggers need to step it up a notch to improve quality and be more like mainstream journalists. — A fair point if spoken generally, although I'd argue that the quality of reporting done …
Discussion: Insider Chatter, Deep Jive Interests, Andy Beard, The Last Podcast, Valleywag, Joe Duck, robhyndman.com, A VC and VentureBeat
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Like.com to Entrepreneurs: It's the Revenues, Stupid!
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Linking To Differing Opinion
Frederic / The Last Podcast: High Standards for Bloggers
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Like.com shows visual search works after all
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Ask.com & Dogpile Suit Up for Presidents Day: Google, Yahoo Don't — Google & Yahoo typically do not show off any special logo for President's Day, which is today. But Ask.com and Dogpile are both showing off special logos and themes for the day. — Here is Ask.com:
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: Presidents Day Search Decorations
Eric / Photography Bay:
DSLR “Movie Mode” Patent — With the pervasiveness of Live View modes from DSLR makers, it is only a matter of time before similar technology brings a “movie mode” to DSLRs. While the ability to record video is a common feature among point & shoot cameras, technological challenges …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Paul Miller / Engadget: Patent details DSLR “Movie Mode,” your compact shooter could be out of a job
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: New Patent Brings Movie Mode to DSLRs
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Movie mode for DSLRs may soon be possible
Adam Cohen / New York Times:
One Friend Facebook Hasn't Made Yet: Privacy Rights — A co-worker apologized to me recently for being slow on a task. “It's probably just your insomnia from last night,” I said. She was confused about how I knew, but I reminded her we were Facebook friends, and that she had posted a “status update” about her sleeplessness.
Discussion: Digital Destiny, Glass House and FurdLog
Neg Norton / Search Engine Land:
Micro-hoo, AOL-hoo, Goog-hoo: The Internet Yellow Pages Perspective — Over the past few weeks, and for many more to come, there will be a lot of debate about search engine consolidation. Today, the talk du jour is a Yahoo and News Corp. deal, a potential integration with MySpace and whether …
Darren Waters / BBC:
Game creators look to the future — The developers of some of the world's most popular video games are in San Francisco this week to discuss the future of the industry. — They will look back on one of their most successful years and discuss tackling the challenges ahead.
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Game Developers Conference kicks off
Game Developers Conference kicks off
Discussion: CNET News.com
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com: Future of video game industry taking shape at GDC