Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Caves To Macmillan's eBook Pricing Demands — A new development in the Amazon vs. Macmillan fiasco. Amazon just posted an announcement indicating that it will be “capitulating” to Macmillan by selling the publishers' books for their desired prices.
Discussion: Guardian, MediaMemo, New York Times, iPhone Savior, Media Decoder, MacRumors, Digits, paidContent, CNET News, TeleRead, VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, DisplayBlog, GigaOM, CrunchGear and The Huffington Post
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits: Amazon Backs Down From E-Book Publisher Fight
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Amazon To Customers: ‘We Will Have To Capitulate To Macmillan’
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News: Amazon agrees to higher prices in e-book dispute
a TeleRead / TeleRead: Legal analysis of the Amazon/Macmillan brouhaha
Jin / DisplayBlog: Ebooks at $12.99 — Walt Mossberg asked Steve Jobs regarding bestselling ebooks prices.
Dave Freeman / CrunchGear: Amazon fighting with publishers over pricing
Lila Shapiro / The Huffington Post: Amazon Caves To Macmillan's eBook Pricing Demands
John Scalzi / Whatever:
All The Many Ways Amazon So Very Failed the Weekend — Leaving aside the moral, philosophical, cultural and financial implications of this weekend's Amazon/Macmillan slapfight and What It All Means for book readers and the future of the publishing industry, in one very real sense the whole thing …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Tobias Buckell Online, Charlie's Diary and Boing Boing, Thanks:atul
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Macmillan, Amazon battle over e-book pricing
Charlie Stross / Charlie's Diary: Amazon/Macmillan: other perspectives
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Scalzi explains Amazon's tactical mistakes
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan Books, Screw You! — John Sargent, CEO of publisher Macmillan, has taken out a full-page ad to explain why he is insisting that Amazon raise prices on its ebooks to $15 in some cases. — So we're going to take out a full-page post to explain to John why …
Discussion: Softpedia News, CNET News, AppleInsider, Epicenter, broadstuff, Electronista, TeleRead, Gravitational Pull and Glass House, Thanks:atul
Molly Wood / CNET News: Amazon: Get out of the e-book pricing business
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Another Olde Media Industry puts head in the sand
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Amazon capitulates in Macmillan e-book disagreement: Higher e-book prices ahead?
Fxshaw / Glass House: What Price?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Stephen Colbert Gets An iPad & Shows It Off At The Grammys — Haha, it seems like after begging for one the entire week, Stephen Colbert just saw his dreams come true. — Tonight at the Grammys, instead of pulling out the “Song of the Year” envelope, he managed to surprise everybody with a shiny Apple iPad.
Discussion: BoomTown, Engadget, MacRumors, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, Mashable!, Techmamas, blogs.ft.com, CNET News, The iPhone Blog, Communications …, iPhone Savior, Boy Genius Report, Edible Apple, TUAW and Electronista
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Stephen Colbert has an iPad... (video)
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Stephen Colbert shows off an iPad at the Grammy's (video)
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Stephen Colbert Shows Off iPad at The Grammys [VIDEO]
Beth B. / Techmamas: Grammys Tech: Stephen Colbert and the Apple iPad, Imogen Heap and the “Twitdress”
David Gelles / blogs.ft.com: Colbert shows off iPad at the Grammys
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Colbert starts iPad campaign at the Grammys
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Steven Colbert Shows off iPad at the Grammy Awards!
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior: Stephen Colbert Whips Out iPad at Grammys
Steven Sande / TUAW: Stephen Colbert and his iPad at the Grammys
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The iPad And Chrome OS Netbooks Are On A Collision Course — “We don't know how to build a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk.” — “Netbooks aren't better at anything.” — Those two quotes are both from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The first was during an earnings call in late 2008 …
Discussion: Tech Eye and Daring Fireball, Thanks:atul
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye: Jobs slags off Adobe and Google
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Hate the iPad: A Break-Down of the Backlash — A friend recently admitted a favorite past time of his - watching plane crashes on YouTube. Planes crashing, helicopters twirling out of control, boats sinking - all are fair game. For a lot of people, this has been the story of the iPad over the past few days.
Discussion: CloudAve and MobileContentToday
David Terrar / CloudAve: Is the iPad a big iPod or is it the new Newton?
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Foursquare Teams With Bravo TV — Bravo TV and Foursquare will announce a new partnership on Monday that will integrate Bravo TV shows with the game aspects of Foursquare, a social networking site that encourages people to interact in the real world. The partnership hopes to engage viewers long …
Discussion: Mashable!, TechCrunch, Business Week, paidContent, Location Meme, Silicon Alley Insider and Lost Remote
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Bravo! Foursquare Snags a TV Partnership
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Does Foursquare Have A Douchebag Problem?
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week: ‘Here I Am!’ GPS Location Apps Have Limited Appeal
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Location-Based Social Net Foursquare Partners With Bravo
Lawrence Coburn / Location Meme: Foursquare and Bravo — The New York Times is reporting …
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider: Foursquare Pitches To TV Audiences With New Bravo Partnership
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Foursquare inks deal with Bravo TV
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Social Shopping Site ThisNext Buys Rival Stylehive; Raises $1.2 Million Third Round — There must be a big sale on social shopping sites these days... ThisNext has acquired fellow social shopper StyleHive for an undisclosed amount. To house both properties, Santa Monica …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, WWD.com and VatorNews
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: ThisNext expands social shopping empire
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Google joins the titans of Silicon Valley lobbying — With great power comes even greater headaches. Just ask Google. — The company's transition from upstart to Goliath has multiplied its legal and policy problems. There may be no better measure of this phenomenon than Google's expansion …
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO, Silicon Valley Watcher and Softpedia News, Thanks:atul
David Carr / New York Times:
To Deliver, iPad Needs Media Deals — Short of landing in a flying saucer and having a tablet teleported into his hands, there was no way that Steve Jobs could have lived up to the hype before last Wednesday's iPad announcement. — But he came pretty close.
Discussion: Guardian and Technologizer
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Saving Steve Jobs
Steven Wei / Uncompiled Thoughts:
The best way for Adobe to save Flash is by killing it — Having done several years of Flash development and having worked with many Flash developers, the recent controversy between Apple and Adobe over Flash on the iPad is very amusing to me. First, there are a few arguments that I want to address directly:
Discussion: New York Times, AdExchanger.com and Mashable!
Nick Bilton / New York Times: IPad Can't Play Flash Video, but It May Not Matter
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Steve Jobs Is Not Happy With Google, Adobe
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google +will+ save Flash, a developer who uses it says
Google +will+ save Flash, a developer who uses it says
Discussion: MobileContentToday and Bits
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: No Need for Website Flash Content on the iPhone: Apps Deliver Video Just Fine
Nick Bilton / Bits: Why the iPad Web Demo Was Full of Holes
Frances Huang / Agence France Presse:
Asian companies hope to reap iPad boom — Buzz up! — TAIPEI (AFP) - The iPad may have been designed in the United States, but Apple's money-spinning products are manufactured in the high-tech factories of east Asia. — If the new tablet computer follows the iPhone and iPod by capturing …
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
If you want a job, build an iPad App — Tech spending is getting a lot of credit for the 5.7% jump in Gross Domestic Product for the fourth quarter, but this improvement isn't showing up in IT hiring. — One of the more interesting bits of jobs data out this week was offered by the IEEE-USA …