Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
A peek inside Apple's shareholders meeting? — The press was barred from bringing laptops, iPhones or any other communication devices into the Apple (AAPL) shareholders meeting that began at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) Wednesday — much to the chagrin of CNBC's Jim Goldman, who had advertised his plans to live blog it.
Discussion: Epicenter, AppleInsider, MarketWatch, Silicon Alley Insider, Tech Check with Jim Goldman and MacBlogz
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter: Apple Shareholders Remain Confident, Re-Elect Board
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple shareholders re-elect board of directors
Dan Gallagher / MarketWatch: Apple shareholders re-elect board, vote no on resolutions
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Director: ‘Nothing Has Changed’ Since Jobs Announced Leave
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
The Stealth Apple Shareholder Meeting — To wit, Apple [AAPL Loading... () ] will not be streaming the event to its website, a restriction it has historically used. Nor, I'm told, will Apple allow any communication devices into the event so those of us trying to cover it can live blog.
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: But could I sneak an iPhone into the Apple shareholder meeting?
Roy Blount Jr / New York Times:
The Kindle Swindle? — BEING president of too many well-meaning organizations put my father into an early grave. The lesson in this was not lost on me. But now I am president of the Authors Guild, whose mission is to sustain book-writing as a viable occupation.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Don't be Silly - The Kindle 2 is No Threat to Audiobooks
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog: Reinventing the Kindle (part II)
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Hey, Kindle 2 Users, You're Stealing
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: The Kindle a Swindle Because of Audio Feature? I Think Not
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Authors Guild president: Kindle's a swindle
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Kindle's Text to Speech Under Fire
Robert Nagle / TeleRead: Dear Roy Blount: Fire your Literary Agent!
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Do Speech-to-Text Readers Need To License Peformance Rights?
Ann Bartow / madisonian.net: “Kindle 2 can read books aloud. …
Glyn Moody / open: Dwindling the Kindle Swindle
Frank Shaw / Glass House: Case Study: What A Bad Op-Ed Looks Like
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon Exposes 1 Terabyte of Public Data to Developers — Amazon.com changed the retail world. In the process the company built up so much surplus computing power that it started a dirt cheap “computing in the cloud” business that changed the computing world.
Amazon Web Services Blog:
New AWS Public Data Sets - Economics, DBpedia, Freebase, and Wikipedia
New AWS Public Data Sets - Economics, DBpedia, Freebase, and Wikipedia
Discussion: Beyond Search and bytes|genes
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Amazon Data Sets
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple updates Apple TV software to version 2.3.1 [Ux2] — Apple overnight released a minor software update for owners of its Apple TV set-top media box that has thus far been revealed to include a new Network Test function and improvements when using Apple Remote for iPhone.
Discussion: VentureBeat, SlashGear, CrunchGear, Gizmodo, Ars Technica, Crave, TUAW, MacRumors, O'Grady's PowerPage and iLounge
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple TV v2.3.1 update yanks Boxee
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Apple TV 2.3.1 breaks Boxee, adds (very) minor changes
John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog: Minor Apple TV patch breaks Boxee hacks, does little else
Mel Martin / TUAW: AppleTV gets a stealth update
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple TV 2.3.1 Update Released
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple TV 2.3.1 Update Released, Apparently Disables Boxee Installations
Charles Starrett / iLounge: News: Apple releases Apple TV Software 2.3.1
IE8 Reliability Update for Windows 7 Beta Now Available — We wanted to let you know that an update was released earlier today that will improve Internet Explorer's reliability for users running the Windows 7 Beta. The update is now available via Windows Update, and can also be downloaded via Microsoft Update.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Computerworld, Softpedia News, iGeneration, BetaNews and Obsessable
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: IE8 compatibility and reliability update for Windows 7 beta
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft patches IE8 bugs in Windows 7
Zack Whittaker / iGeneration: Has Internet Explorer 8 been released? No.
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Windows 7 testers should upgrade their IE8
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: EU confirms plans to force Windows to ship with choice of browsers
Engineering Windows 7:
Feedback and Engineering Windows 7
Feedback and Engineering Windows 7
Discussion: eWeek, Industry Standard, All about Microsoft and Obsessable
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Addresses Windows 7 Tester Concerns
Lincoln Spector / Industry Standard: Do Windows 7 public beta testers deserve more feedback from Microsoft?
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Microsoft addresses Windows 7 beta testers' concerns
Perez Hilton Hits 14,000,000 Pageviews Yesterday. Wow. — You might not be interested in celebrity news and gossip... You might not consider it important or meaningful... But to the web, it is significant and marks a major move in the Digital Media space.
Discussion: Hitwise Intelligence and Podcasting News, Thanks:berecruited
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence: Perez Hilton #1 Traffic Source Facebook
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Laid Off From A Newspaper? Blame Perez Hilton!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Connected Life Head Marco Boerries to Leave Yahoo — Yahoo's top mobile exec, Marco Boerries, is departing Yahoo, according to an internal email obtained by BoomTown that he sent to some staffers on Sunday. — I have also confirmed Boerries's departure with company insiders familiar with the situation.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Just before reorg, mobile chief departs Yahoo
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Top Yahoo! Mobile Exec Departs for Personal Reasons
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Yahoo Mobile Head Boerries To Leave, How Will It Affect Yahoo Mobile?
Paul Boutin / Industry Standard: Yahoo's top mobile exec to depart
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org: Updated: Yahoo's Shakeup Continues: Top Mobile Exec Marco Boerries Leaves
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo's Top Mobile Exec Quits
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Yahoo Connected Life head Marco Boerries resigns
Rebecca Buckman / Forbes: Bartz's Big Move
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Trial Day 8: Pirates Kill the Music Biz — Today's first witness is Tobias Andersson from Piratbyrån and later on the IFPI's CEO John Kennedy will testify, although it's not expected that he will respond to the open letter and peace offering issued yesterday by the ‘Kopimists’.
Discussion: Ars Technica, The Register, ZDNet Government, Threat Level, The Local, p2pnet, Gizmodo and digg.com
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: IFPI boss at TPB trial: you're either with us or against us
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Pirate Bay prosecutors get jiggy with charge sheet - again
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Music industry blames PirateBay for losses
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Pirate Bay Trial Watch Day 8: We Wanted to Sue Google Too
PS3 price cut announcement “in the next couple of days” - Janco — The PlayStation 3 could be about to receive a price cut, with Sony due to make an announcement imminently. — That's according to Janco Partners' Mike Hickey, who has said in his latest note to investors that Sony needs …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Silicon Alley Insider, Engadget, Kotaku, PC World, Electronista, I4U News and Joystiq
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: PS3 Price Cut Rumors Hit Fever Pitch*
Brian Crecente / Kotaku: Could PS3 Deals Be Indicator of Looming Price Drop?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Sony PS3 Price-Cut rumored to come in next Days
David Hinkle / Joystiq: Analyst: PS3 price cut could happen very soon
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Microsoft May Begin Shipping Windows 7 in September, Compal's Chen Says — Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, may begin shipping its Windows 7 operating system as early as the third quarter, a computer-industry executive said.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Microsoft Pri0, Electronista, Silicon Alley Insider, Homotron.net and Network World
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Microsoft news roundup: OEM exec says Windows 7 in September …
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Windows 7 Coming By The End Of September?
Tiny Dancer / Homotron.net: Windows 7 Shipping By September?
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
The unrecognizable Internet of 1996. — The Internet of 1996 is almost unrecognizable compared with what we have today. — It's 1996, and you're bored. What do you do? If you're one of the lucky people with an AOL account, you probably do the same thing you'd do in 2009: Go online.
Discussion: techblog.dallasnews.com, Vacuum, The Progress & … and Slashdot
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: The state of the World Wide Web in 1996
Adam Thierer / The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog: Just How Far the Internet Has Come Since 1996
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Nortel to Cut 3,200 More Workers — Nortel, the bankrupt telecommunications gear maker, said today it will lay off an additional 3,200 workers worldwide over the coming months — bringing its total workforce down to 25,000. The Canadian company, which filed for bankruptcy in January …
Discussion: Reuters and Computerworld
Wojtek Dabrowski / Reuters: Nortel Slashes 3,200 Jobs in Attempt to Survive
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Nortel to lay off another 3,200 workers
NORTEL ANNOUNCES WORKFORCE REDUCTIONS
NORTEL ANNOUNCES WORKFORCE REDUCTIONS
Discussion: Digital Daily, Tech Trader Daily and All About Nortel
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Nortel Announces Layoff Surplus
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Nortel Cuts 3,200 More Jobs; Zero Severance
Mark Evans / All About Nortel: Another 3,200 Employees Get the Axe
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Google blames Gmail outage on data centre collapse — Domino effect crashes through the cloud — Free whitepaper - Lessons learned in successful implementation of enterprise learning — Google has apologised for yesterday's major Gmail meltdown after some of its data centres in Europe failed …
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Google explains source of Gmail outage
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services: Did privacy laws bring down Gmail yesterday?
Acacio Cruz / Gmail Blog: Update on today's Gmail outage
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Gmail Outage Focused in European Network
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: Google explains Gmail gfail cause
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Paying GFail victims get 15 days of free service
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog:
Who profits from the App Store? — You will struggle to find a happy shopkeeper right now - but I've just met one. His name is Eric, and he has good reason to be contented. After all his store only opened in July last year, but has already sold 500 million products, and its deal with its suppliers means it gets 30% of the revenues.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, IntoMobile, VentureBeat, Obsessable, All Points Blog and Silicon Alley Insider
James Falconer / IntoMobile: MyWeather Mobile Goes to Version 1.3
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: The official Tumblr app tumbles onto the iPhone
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: App Store prices falling for popular downloads
Joe Francica / All Points Blog: Tracking LBS Apps on iPhone, Android
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: iPhone App Prices Tanking
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Startup Fliggo Lets You Build Your Own YouTube — First we had Ning, which lets you build your own niche social network. Now we have Fliggo, which lets you build your own YouTube. Fliggo is the latest startup to come out of Y Combinator. It has been in private beta for a while, but is now open to the public.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Create Your Own Private YouTube With Fliggo
Zach Spear / AppleInsider:
SoftBank now giving away iPhones in Japan — In a bid to possibly clear inventory, combat slumping sales, or both, SoftBank Mobile's new “iPhone for Everybody Campaign” is offering customers in Japan a free iPhone 3G with a two-year contract through May. — Announced on the Japanese carrier's website …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and iLounge
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Live in Japan? Want an iPhone 3G for FREE?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: News: SoftBank offers free 8GB iPhone 3G in new promo
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
A Tale of 140 Characters, Plus the Ones in Congress — It's a case of Twittering while Rome burns. — President Obama spoke of economic calamity and war last night in that solemn rite of democracy, the address to the joint session of Congress. And lawmakers watched him with the dignity Americans …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, InformationWeek, Smart Mobs, PC World, Tech President and Oatmeal Stout
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: It's Official: Congress Is Full of Twits
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek: Lawmakers Twitter During Obama Address
Ian Paul / PC World: Twittering Obama's Speech
Chris Snyder / Epicenter:
Amazon's E-Book Strategy Re-Kindles Debate on Open Standards — While many salivated over this week's arrival of “the iPod of the book world,” supporters of open e-book standards are opining anew that the Kindle's proprietary format is not only bad for readers but, in the long run, probably for Amazon as well.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Silicon Alley Insider, Gizmodo and TeleRead
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Gizmodo's Amazon Kindle 2 Review Matrix
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Wired Epicenter on Amazon Kindle vs. open standards
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Penn State Study: Search Ad Click Through Rate — Penn State's Jim Jansen announced a recent study they just finished that looked at the click through rate of search ads. They studied hundreds of thousands of users, as they interacted with DogPile, the popular meta search engine.
Discussion: Penn State Live and ecpm blog
Fëdor Karpelevitch / Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Browser title bar tweaks — I'm often doing something on my computer and want to know if I have new mail without having to keep my Gmail window open. But if you keep Gmail minimized or in an inactive tab sometimes all you see in the browser title bar is something like “Gmail - Inbo...”
Discussion: Webware.com, Google Blogoscoped, Lifehacker and jkOnTheRun, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Reorder the Gmail Title Elements
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: New Labs Feature Adds Unread Gmail Count to Browser Tabs
Texting ‘improves language skill’ — Text speak, rather than harming literacy, could have a positive effect on the way children interact with language, says a study. — Researchers from Coventry University studied 88 children aged between 10 and 12 to understand the impact of text messaging on their language skills.
Discussion: GMSV, DailyTech, Obsessable and Gearlog
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: It's all good and bad for you — Ah, research.
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Text messaging helps boost childhood language development
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Study: Texting Helps Kids Improve Langage Skills
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
More record companies take aim at music search engine SeeqPod — EMI and Capitol Records have jumped on the bandwagon, filing suit against music search engine SeeqPod for copyright infringement in New York. They're following in the footsteps of Warner Music Group, which took action against the site in California in January 2008.
Discussion: Beet.TV, paidContent.org, Techdirt, Michael's Minute and Music Ally
Kelsey Blodget / Beet.TV: SeeqPod Gets Hit With Multibillion Dollar Lawsuits
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org: EMI Suing More Music Sites For Offering ‘Playable Search’
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: EMI Continues Suing Innovators And Their Investors
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: EMI and Capitol Records sue Seeqpod
Jon Fortt / Fortune:
What Margaret Mead could teach techs — Big tech firms are hiring social scientists to help them figure out the changing landscape. — (Fortune) — While traveling in China, Genevieve Bell figured she'd have no trouble getting a cell phone. With cash, a passport and official documents from her employer …
Times of India:
Bloggers can be nailed for views — Text: — NEW DELHI: A 19-year-old blogger's case could forever change the ground rules of blogging. Bloggers may no longer express their uninhibited views on everything under the sun, for the Supreme Court said they may face libel and even prosecution for the blog content.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, p2pnet, MediaVidea and Slashdot, Thanks:sampad
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Orkut User Loses in Indian Supreme Court
Pramit Singh / MediaVidea: The Indian Blogger as a Journalist, and legal implications
John Leyden / The Register:
Gmail phishing attack hits on heels of outage — Oh the humanity — Free whitepaper - Lower security risks and costs by minimizing the time to protection — Gmail users, still swooning from the extended outage on Tuesday, were hit with a widespread phishing attack hours after the blackout.
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Plex, Joost, China
Graham Cluley / Sophos: Gmail users hit by ViddyHo phishing chat attack
Johnny Minkley / GamesIndustry.biz:
EA: We've learned our lesson on release dates — Electronic Arts has admitted it got it wrong with the releases of some of its biggest games of 2008, and insists the industry must now rethink its entire approach to putting products into the market. — Glen Schofield, general manager …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Joystiq and GoNintendo
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: EA exec: ‘Industry’ slowly discovering rest of calendar