Wall Street Journal:
Google Dealt Blow by Departure — Armstrong Known for Relationships with Big Advertisers — Tim Armstrong's departure from Google Inc. creates a new challenge for the search company in its ongoing effort to win business from big-brand advertisers. — Mr. Armstrong — a Google senior vice president …
comScore: Mobile Internet Becoming A Daily Activity For Many — Number of people accessing news and information on their mobile device more than doubles in a year. — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported that the number of people using …
Discussion: A VC, Local Mobile Search and Pocket-lint.com
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Mobile internet use doubles in a year
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Cloudera floats commercial Hadoop distro — Open source for the Google wannabe — Face it: You want to launch your own Google and get your hands on some of that (easy?) internet money. Well, now's your chance to take a stab at it. — Today, a startup called Cloudera is launching …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Bits, TECH.BLORGE.com and OStatic blogs
Ashlee Vance / Bits: Bottling the Magic Behind Google and Facebook
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
The Rush to Stake a Claim Online — “Cybersquatting,” the practice of maliciously snapping up a Web site with someone else's trademark in its domain name, is illegal in the United States. It is also an easy way to make money; a cybersquatter can impersonate the trademark's owner …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Computer Makers Prepare to Stake Bigger Claim in Phones — The computer industry has hit upon its Next Big Thing. It is called a phone. — Emboldened by Apple's success with its iPhone, many PC makers and chip companies are charging into the mobile-phone business, promising new devices …
Discussion: Digital Daily
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: QOTD — The action is really with the smartphones where everyone …
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Apple to unveil next generation of iPhone software — Apple on Tuesday will give a peek at its latest tech tinkering for the iPhone. — “Get an advance preview of what we're building,” the Cupertino company announced in an e-mail to analysts and reporters last week.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Sony Pressured to Cut PlayStation Price as Developers Push More Wii Titles — Sony Corp. is under pressure from video-game publishers to cut the price of the PlayStation 3 console or risk seeing more development funds shift to Nintendo Co.'s Wii. — Sony, which has resisted calls for lower prices …
Discussion: VG247 and GamesIndustry.biz
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Sony US boss: Developers want PS3 to be free
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Yahoo Reverses Its Web Strategy With Web Videos — For Yahoo's original video strategy, this will be Take Two. — On Monday, the Web portal will announce the latest in a series of niche Web shows. The short segments about celebrity mothers, titled “Spotlight to Nightlight,” …
Discussion: MarketingVOX, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, the Econsultancy blog and MediaFile, Thanks:atul
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Yahoo takes a new approach with web video
Robert MacMillan / MediaFile: The state of the news media? Not so hot
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Will a Shift to Cloud Computing Create or Cut Jobs? — I don't often look to movies about beer for poignant macroeconomic commentary, but as February ended with an 8.1 percent unemployment rate (and rising), a line from “Strange Brew” struck me as particularly relevant.
Times of India:
IBM develops a technology that will allow users to talk to web — Text: — NEW DELHI: Giving a new dimension to the internet, the Indian research arm of the US-based IT giant IBM has developed a technology that will allow users to talk to the web and create voice sites using mobile phones.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Beyond Search
Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb: HSTP: Hyperspeech Transfer Protocol
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Voice Web Sites: New Frontier for Search
Dave Chase / TechFlash:
Local media need dual business models, not dueling models — Dave Chase: I own and run a hyperlocal news site called SunValleyonline.com. While we've managed to be one of the few pureplay local Internet media ventures to eke out a profit, the financial returns aren't anything to write home about.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet Someone Who Still Wants to Invest in Startups: Founders Fund's Dave McClure — It's a whole lot harder for the startups buzzing around South by Southwest to find someone to back them than it was a year ago. A decimated Dow makes it a lot harder for people to take fliers on even the most promising startups.