Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Android G2 Hands On: Close to Perfection — HTC and Google are getting closer to perfection with the new Android G2, the HTC Magic. Nice finish, great form factor. Check out our video, including the obligatory comparison with Apple's iPhone, and hands-on impressions:
Paul Miller / Engadget: HTC Magic in-depth hands-on, with video!
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: HTC, Vodafone Show World's Second Googlephone
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: HTC Magic: First Impressions
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Android HTC Magic (G2) unveiled
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Vodafone unveils Android-powered HTC Magic
Vodafone and HTC unveil Android-powered HTC Magic — Vodafone extends world-class range of Internet phones with latest Android™-powered smartphone from HTC — HTC Magic smartphone exclusive to Vodafone customers initially in UK, Spain, Germany and France (SFR) and non-exclusively in Italy.
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: HTC Android Vodafone ‘Magic’ Is Better than G1
Miguel Helft / Bits: Vodafone and HTC Team Up on New Google Phone
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory: 451 CAOS Links 2009.02.17 — Red Hat and Microsoft make nice on virtualization.
Andrew Fairbairn / Neowin.net: Android phones announced by more manufacturers
Erica Sadun / Ars Technica: Android, take two: HTC Magic to launch sans keyboard
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: HTC Magic Press Release
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: Vodafone and HTC make Magic together
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Vodafone Announces Android-Powered HTC Magic
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Google Android-powered HTC Magic debuts
Jason Palmer / BBC:
Second ‘Google phone’ is unveiled — Science and technology reporter, BBC News, Barcelona — A second phone based on Google's operating system Android has been unveiled by Vodafone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. — The touchscreen HTC Magic will feature a 3.2 Megapixel camera …
Discussion: Music Ally, Agence France Presse, dot.life blog, MarketingVOX, Gizmodo and TUAW
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog: Palm and HTC hope to do magic
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Why Do the Android Phones Have Chins?
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
50% of Charges Against Pirate Bay Dropped — What has been shown in court today is that the prosecutor cannot prove that the .torrent files he is using as evidence actually used The Pirate Bay's tracker. Many of the screenshots being used clearly state there is no connection to the tracker.
Discussion: Slyck, TechCrunch, Techdirt, Technologizer, NewTeeVee, GMSV, Contentinople, IFPI, Digits, DSLreports, Ars Technica, Obsessable, The Register, Digital Daily, Music Ally, Download Squad, Mashable!, TECH.BLORGE.com and Pulse2, Thanks:salmosri
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: The Obligatory Pirate Bay Article
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch: Half The Charges Against The Pirate Bay Dropped, But The Circus Ain't Over Yet
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Prosecutors Drop Half The Charges Against The Pirate Bay
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Pirate Bay, Mobile Video, Keystream
John Murrell / GMSV: Pirate Bay prosecutors get a kick in the booty
R. Scott Raynovich / Contentinople: News Bits: 50% Charges Against Pirate Bay Already Dropped
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Some Pirate Bay Charges Dropped
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Pirate Bay prosecutor tosses infringement charges overboard
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: It Was Hard Enough to Take You Seriously With the Word “Phonograph” in Your Name...
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Charges Against The Pirate Bay Partly Dropped
John Lister / TECH.BLORGE.com: Pirate Bay prosecutors drop some charges
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Due To Weak Prosecution Evidence, 50% Of Charges Dropped Against The Pirate Bay
Pirate Bay May Sail Away, Scot Free
Pirate Bay May Sail Away, Scot Free
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and Digits
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Some charges against Pirate Bay tossed in copyright mega-case
Marisa Taylor / Digits: Pirate Bay Trial Begins With Theatrics
Introducing Yahoo!(R) Mobile - Your Starting Point to the Internet — Improving Consumers' Ability to Use Their Phones to Discover, Stay Connected and Stay Informed — Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced the upcoming launch of its new Yahoo! Mobile service - a highly-personalized mobile starting point to the Internet.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Webware.com, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Between the Lines, Profy, Unwired View and Local Mobile Search, Thanks:profy
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Mobile News: Yahoo Mobile, Skype on Cell Phones, Second Android Phone, and More
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: Yahoo rolls up mobile products into single service
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Microsoft Updates Windows Mobile To Make It More Like The iPhone.
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Yahoo Announces Yahoo Mobile Hoping To Revolutionize The Way We …
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Yahoo! Upgrades Mobile Experience with New ‘Yahoo! Mobile’ Application
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Reorganizes, Rebrands Mobile Offerings As “Yahoo Mobile”
Yahoo Reorganizes, Rebrands Mobile Offerings As “Yahoo Mobile”
Discussion: Computerworld, PC World, mocoNews.net, Search Engine Watch, InformationWeek, TheAppleBlog, HotHardware.com News, WebProNews and eWeek
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Smartphones becoming prime platform for app makers
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews.net: @ MWC: Yahoo Rejigs Mobile Offering With Yahoo Mobile
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Yahoo! to Launch New, Comprehensive Mobile Portal
K.C. Jones / InformationWeek: Yahoo Mobile Out In Limited Beta
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Yahoo Mobile Coming, Google Likely Doesn't Care
Daniel A. Begun / HotHardware.com News: Yahoo! Mobile for iPhone and Other Smartphones
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Yahoo Rolls Out New Mobile Service
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Opera, Yahoo Team to Deliver Opera Mini Browser
Zach Spear / AppleInsider:
Apple absent from universal phone charger push — Although AT&T and several other iPhone partners joined an industry initiative to standardize mobile phone chargers over the next few years, Apple has yet to follow suit and may remain committed to its proprietary dock-connector interface .
Discussion: The Register, NEWSFACTOR, Between the Lines, Reuters, GSM World, Gadget Lab, BBC, Electronista, Obsessable, TECH.BLORGE.com, The iPhone Blog and Gearlog
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Mobile phones to get universal charger
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: The universal mobile phone charger is great! Wake me up two phones from now
Niclas Mika / Reuters: Mobile Phones to Have Universal Power Chargers by 2012
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Mobile Industry (Minus Apple) Embraces Universal Phone Charger
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Cell phone makers agree on universal charger interface
John Lister / TECH.BLORGE.com: Cellphone charger confusion could come to an end
Brian Heater / Gearlog: MWC 2009: 17 Mobile Companies Adopt Micro USB Standard
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Universal mobile phone charger unveiled
Universal mobile phone charger unveiled
Discussion: PC World, Gizmodo and Agence France Presse
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
New tech start-ups can rise from the economy's ashes — SAN FRANCISCO — It's boom — and bust — for Silicon Valley companies these days. Literally. — Facing their worst economic climate since the dot-com bust in the early 2000s, high-tech companies are treating 2009 with dread …
Discussion: Mercury News
LG Brings Its Stylish New 3G LG-X120 Netbook to Barcelona — Barcelona, Spain, February, 16, 2009 - LG Electronics, a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, today announced the launch of its smart and stylish new netbook, the LG-X120.
Discussion: SlashGear, Electronic Pulp, Liliputing, GottaBeMobile.com, The Toybox and Engadget
Chris Davies / SlashGear: LG LG-X120 HSPA netbook detailed
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: LG's 3G-enabled LG-X120 netbook showcased in Barcelona at MWC
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: LG Unveils New X120 Netbook
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: LG launches 3G-connected X120 Netbook
Donald Melanson / Engadget: LG gets official with 3G-equipped X120 netbook
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Charges Research in Motion and Four Senior Executives With Stock Option Backdating — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 2009-27 — Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 2009 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Limited (RIM) and four of its senior executives for stock option backdating.
Discussion: SiliconBeat, Tech Trader Daily, CNET News, Tech Daily Dose and Silicon Alley Insider
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: RIMM Execs Settle SEC Options Backdating Case
Tom Krazit / CNET News: SEC fines RIM executives for option backdating
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
MySpace's Google Gravy Train Set to Stop Next Year — Midway through next year, Google's $900 million, 3.5-year search advertising deal with News Corp. and MySpace expires. What are the odds that Rupert Murdoch's social network gets anything close to that with a new contract? — Very, very low.
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: MySpace Putting New Emphasis on Mobile
Guy Griml / Haaretz:
Microsoft in talks to acquire local startup 3DV Systems — The first Israeli exit of 2009 is hitting the road. Software giant Microsoft is negotiating to acquire the Israeli startup 3DV Systems for about $35 million, despite the alarming condition of the global economy and grim forecasts of more pain to come.
Discussion: TechFlash, CNET News, Between the Lines, paidContent.org and Silicon Alley Insider
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Report: Microsoft in talks to buy Israeli VR firm
Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines: Microsoft in talks to acquire Israeli VR startup
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Anonymous Caller? New Service Says, Not Any More — A new service set for launch Tuesday allows cellphone users to unmask the Caller ID on blocked incoming calls, obtaining the phone number, and in some cases the name and address, of the no-longer-anonymous caller.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Not Quite a Blog and Boing Boing Gadgets
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Did Kevin Mitnick Sell A Telephone Hack?
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Analyst: Declines in Mac, iPod sales isn't so bad — When is negative growth a positive thing? In this economy, any growth that stays in-line with Wall Street expectations can be viewed as a good thing - though it's still too early to call. And that's how one analyst is looking at Apple's current quarter.
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Silicon Alley Insider
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Mac sales off 6% in January; iPod off 14%
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
SynthaSite Gets A $20 Million Boost For Simple Website Creation Software — There have been simple, browser-based website creation tools available on the market ever since the WWW turned mainstream, but there's clearly still a significant demand for this type of services, especially with the way the web is evolving.
Discussion: David Rusenko and VentureBeat
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: The Case Against A Second Half Recovery — Time to take profits in Google (GOOG), advises ThinkEquity analyst William Morrison. — Morrison this morning cut his rating on the stock to “Source of Funds,” from Accumulate, and reduced his price target to $300 from $350.
Discussion: WebProNews and Network World
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Stock Downgraded
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
With a King's Ransom in Cash, Why Is There Still No Buying Spree in the Tech Space Yet? — Even in the midst of the economic meltdown, consider these mega-billion-dollar cash hordes of big tech companies: — Microsoft (MSFT): $20.7 billion — Cisco (CSCO): $29.5 billion — Apple (AAPL): $25.6 billion
Discussion: The Enterprise System … and The Open Road, Thanks:atul
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tech Layoffs Surge to 300,000 — Layoffs in the tech sector are accelerating. It took exactly three weeks for tech layoffs to surge to 300,000, according to our Layoff Tracker. Since late January, when the tracker hit 200,000 layoffs, another 100,000 job eliminations have been announced or completed.
Discussion: Industry Standard and Cheezhead Recruiting, Thanks:blogfisher
Paul Boutin / Industry Standard: Chart: 300,000 tech layoffs
Vanessa Dennis / Cheezhead Recruiting: techcrunch findings underscore severity of layoffs
John Markoff / New York Times:
The Cellphone, Navigating Our Lives — The cellphone is the world's most ubiquitous computer. The four billion cellphones in use around the globe carry personal information, provide access to the Web and are being used more and more to navigate the real world.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing Gadgets:
South Park iPhone App a No-Show in Apps Store; Cartman Blames Kyle's Mom. — Remember back in October when I blogged about a new iPhone app from the South Park guys? Not sure what the whole story is on this one, but our friends at South Park tell us the app has long been completed — so, well, where is it?
Discussion: Ars Technica, VentureBeat, MacRumors iPhone Blog, iPhone Savior, Gizmodo, CNET News and Pulse2
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: South Park iPhone app rejected as “potentially offensive”
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior: Apple Kills South Park App For iPhone
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Apple nixes ‘potentially offensive’ South Park app
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: South Park Application Declined By Apple
Andrew Kameka / Google Android Blog:
Important notes on Android Market — Google's Android Market is now a pay-to-play venture for U.S. and U.K. cell phone owners. Android enthusiasts will have to deal with paying for new applications and even some of the once-free apps that made the T-Mobile G1 such an attractive product.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, MacRumors iPhone Blog, Gizmodo, CrunchGear, IntoMobile and Neowin.net
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: Android Market Policy Details: You Can Return Apps
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Android Market return policy, porn policy, and more
James Falconer / IntoMobile: More Android Market Policy Details
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Android Market allows 24 hour trial period
Jake Soriano / TrendLabs:
Another Exploit Targets IE7 Bug — Cybercriminals are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7, which arises from the browser's improper handling of errors when attempting to access deleted objects. This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary codes on a vulnerable machine.
Robert McMillan / PC World: New Attack Singles out IE Flaw
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald:
The New b5media Revealed — The times are changing and so are the blog networks, something that appeared to be a solid business model a couple of years back, but now deemed a rough one if you want to succeed. One company above others are being mentioned whenever blog networks are branded as a failed idea, and that's b5media.
Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
Future Shock for Internet Ads? — What does the Internet display-ad market have in common with Zimbabwe? — Both are printing nearly-limitless amounts of their main currency, vastly diminishing its value and undermining their future. The currency, for Web sites, is their ad inventory.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and WebProNews
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Too Much Content Bad for Online Advertising?
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Linksys Routers Now Have Built-In Internet Security — Linksys is teaming up with Trend Micro to put the Home Network Defender internet security software into the their routers, helping to block out unsafe sites before they reach any computer on your network.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Yankee Group Blog
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
How HP Mastered The Pain Game — CEO Mark Hurd's skill at making tough choices could comfort investors Wednesday. — BURLINGAME, Calif. - Wednesday would be a really bad day for Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Mark Hurd to break his winning streak. Central bankers around the globe are sweatily trying to revive faltering banks.
What Caused the Tech Sales Crash? — It wasn't consumers that slammed on the brakes, they just tapped them a little. — Earnings season for the past month has been more painful than a root canal with no Novocain. On earnings calls, one hardware supplier after another recounted sales …
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:
DO FACEBOOK'S LATEST TERMS OF SERVICE CONTRAVENE THE EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION ACTS? — Looking at the brouhaha surrounding Facebook's latest TOS changes, I wondered if they contravened the EU laws on Data Protection. At first blush they probably do in a number of areas.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Scobleizer, Thanks:bhc3
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: User data ownership on Facebook and why it doesn't matter
Aaron Wall / Learn. Rank. Dominate.:
Mahalo Caught Spamming Google With PageRank Funneling Link Scheme — Jason “SEO is dead” Calacanas, founder of Mahalo, used “SEO is dead” as a publicity stunt to help launch his made for AdSense scraper website. In the past we have noted how he was caught ranking pages without any original content …
Spammers break Live Hotmail's CAPTCHA yet again — The battle by Microsoft to secure its Live Hotmail system from spammers appears to have failed yet again with the news that the latest version of its CAPTCHA authentication system has been broken. — According to a detailed analysis …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: A quick look at Windows Live security
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
iPhone dominates Mobile World Congress 2009 without Apple — While reports have suggested that Apple may attend next year's CES to “sit amongst its competition” in consumer electronics, the company has elected not to attend the GSMA Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona this week.
Discussion: CNET News, Digital Daily and Roughly Drafted
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Apple is top of mind for execs at MWC
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: GSMA Mobile World Congress? More Like GSMA iPhone World Congress...