Dick Brass / New York Times:
Microsoft's Creative Destruction — AS they marvel at Apple's new iPad tablet computer, the technorati seem to be focusing on where this leaves Amazon's popular e-book business. But the much more important question is why Microsoft, America's most famous and prosperous technology company …
Discussion: GigaOM, The Microsoft Blog, New York Times, Engadget, TechFlash, Computerworld, Silicon Alley Insider, The Seattle Times, Seattle Times, Edible Apple, Windows 7 News, GottaBeMobile.com, Daring Fireball, DailyTech, SuperSite Blog, TomsTechBlog.com, Gizmodo, MacDailyNews, Brainstorm Tech, /message and Network World
Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM: 3 Surprise Scenarios for Microsoft's Future
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Ex Microsoft VP: Why Microsoft can't innovate
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Former Microsoft VP calls out Microsoft for lack of innovation in NYT editorial
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: 'Microsoft's Creative Destruction'
Pthurrott / SuperSite Blog: Fretting the Post-Microsoft Era
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: How Innovation Died at Microsoft
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Dick Brass: Why Microsoft is ‘failing’
Paul McNamara / Network World: Former VP describes 'Microsoft's creative destruction'
Brad Stone / Bits:
AT&T Gives Green Light to Sling TV Over 3G — Remember the Great Sling Spat? — A year ago, Sling Media, a subsidiary of EchoStar, introduced a nifty application for the Apple iPhone that allowed users with a Slingbox at home to watch and control their home television signal from their handsets.
Discussion: Macworld, Engadget, PR Newswire, mocoNews, CNET News, App Advice, Ars Technica, ReadWriteWeb, IntoMobile, Gizmodo, SlashGear, BetaNews, MacRumors, DailyTech, Electronista, techblog.dallasnews.com, Boy Genius Report, Phone Arena, GigaOM, Mashable!, 9 to 5 Mac, Epicenter, The iPhone Blog, Apple Gazette, The Toybox, TG Daily, EverythingiCafe, GottaBeMobile.com, Post Tech, Obsessable, dailywireless.org and TUAW
Ramu Nagappan / Macworld: AT&T allows SlingMedia to stream over 3G
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: AT&T, Apple Begin To Open Up To Voice And Video Over 3G
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: AT&T green-lights Sling Player on iPhone
Tyler Tschida / App Advice: AT&T Relents, Allows SlingPlayer Mobile To Stream Over 3G
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Sling reduces 3G bandwidth use enough to make AT&T happy
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: AT&T Brings Sling Back to 3G
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: SlingPlayer iPhone App Finally Allowed to Stream TV Over 3G
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Sling Player for iPhone getting AT&T 3G streaming
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone okayed for 3G streaming
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: AT&T Lets SlingPlayer Stream Over 3G for iPhone Customers
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: AT&T now allowing SlingPlayer video streaming over 3G
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: AT&T finally approves a 3G-compatible version of SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: SlingPlayer Coming to the iPhone
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: AT&T Finally Lets You Use SlingPlayer with Your iPhone Over 3G
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Sling coming to iPhone over 3G...and iPad?
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: TV ‘Anywhere’: AT&T Relents on 3G Slingbox
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: AT&T Grants SlingPlayer 3G Streaming Access!
Kevin Whipps / Apple Gazette: Even More AT&T News - Sling Allowed to Use 3G
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Sling Media to stream video over AT&T's 3G network
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: AT&T To Allow SlingPlayer To Stream Over 3G
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: AT&T Relents and Allows Sling on the iPhone
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: AT&T clears SlingPlayer for 3G streaming video
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Sling Player Goes 3G
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Sun's Chief Executive Tweets His Resignation — Jonathan Schwartz, the last chief executive of Sun Microsystems, has become the first Fortune 200 boss to tweet his resignation. — Late Wednesday night, Mr. Schwartz used Twitter to publish a haiku about his exit from Oracle, which just completed its purchase of Sun last week.
Chris Mellor / The Register: Schwartz goes all of a Twitter
Ian Douglas / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Jonathan Schwartz leaves Sun
Dylan F. Tweney / Epicenter: Sun CEO Departs in Geek Style, With a Haiku
Aaron Turpen / Rev2.org: Sun CEO Resigns via Haiku on Twitter
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Sun boss quits with haiku tweet
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: C Suite Resignation Via Twitter
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Now Lets You Preview iPhone Apps In Your Browser — In November 2009, Apple launched a feature dubbed iTunes Preview, which essentially enabled people to see what music is available on iTunes from their Web browser without the need to fire up - or install - the desktop software program.
Discussion: Macworld, The Download Blog, Download Squad, Gizmodo, AppleInsider, Phone Arena, The Apple Core, App Advice, Mashable!, EverythingiCafe and GottaBeMobile.com, Thanks:atul
Lex Friedman / Macworld: Apple rolls out Web interface for App Store
Josh Lowensohn / The Download Blog: Apple extends iTunes Web previews to apps
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Apple's in-browser iTunes Preview feature now works with App Store links
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Browser previews come to App Store
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: The App Store Is Moving To Your Browser
Christina Warren / Mashable!: iPhone Apps Get Web Previews
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Apple Allows Browser iPhone App Previews
Amy Zunk / GottaBeMobile.com: iPhone Apps get preview function
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks — The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity. — Under an agreement that is still being finalized, the National Security Agency …
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld: Reported Google-NSA alliance sets off privacy alarms
Brian Prince / eWeek: Report: Google to Partner with NSA for Cyber-Security
John Murrell / GMSV: Haunted by hack attack, Google turns to the spooks
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Google And The NSA Finally Team Up
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Google May Team With Top U.S. Spy Agency
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Partners with the NSA? The Same Agency That Tapped Our Phones Illegally?
Mark Fightmaster / BloggingStocks: Google to Team Up with the National Security Agency
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Google, NSA talk defense partnership
John W. Daly / Tech Eye: NSA to shield Google
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
Sony interested in challenging Apple's iPad — IDG News Service - Sony hinted on Thursday that it's preparing a challenger to Apple's upcoming iPad. — “That is a market we are also very interested in. We are confident we have the skills to create a product,” said Nobuyuki Oneda …
Discussion: CNET News, Gadget Lab, Digital Daily, Electronista, SlashGear and Gizmodo
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Remember when Sony was the innovator?
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Sony Wants to Build an iPad Clone
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: QOTD
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Sony hints at iPad competitor
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Hmph! Sony Making an iPad of Their Own!
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony posts sharply higher earnings and offers upbeat outlook
Sony posts sharply higher earnings and offers upbeat outlook
Discussion: CNET News, PC World, CrunchGear and Engadget
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Sony sales, earnings bounce back
Markcuban / blog maverick:
Why Have So Many Internet People Lost Touch With Reality ? — Sometimes its hard to tell if people are trying to be funny, mean, interesting, provocative or are just plain stupid or completely out of touch with reality. I know I get accused of being all of the above all the time.
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: Are Aggregators Really The Problem?
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Commenting on Engadget: a human's guide — As you may have noticed, the other day we shut down comments on the site. Things had gotten a little out of hand and the complaint emails we were getting from readers were stacking up, so we decided to take some Engadget time to do a little cleaning …
Discussion: WebWorkerDaily and Erictric
Georgina Laidlaw / WebWorkerDaily: Are Blog Comments Worth It?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps To Add “Google Store Views” — I received a tip from a New York retailer named Oh Nuts, that Google came to their store to take pictures for a new Google Maps product named “Google Store Views.” I was told that they took pictures of the inside of the store, every 6 feet, in all directions.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Silicon Alley Insider and Screenwerk
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Is Google Planning to Take Street View into Stores? (Updated)
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Maps Sick Of Just Street Views — Now Adding Store Views, Too (GOOG)
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google Street View Going Inside Stores?
Laura Scott / Google LatLong:
WWII historical imagery in Google Earth — Many of us have heard stories, read books and watched films which show the many impacts of WWII across the world. Today we're giving you another way to understand this period in time - by exploring a new set of historical aerial images …
Discussion: Wired Science
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Symbian Operating System, Now Open Source and Free — The source code for the ten-year old Symbian platform will be completely open source and available for free starting Thursday. The transition from proprietary code to open source is the largest in software history, claims the Symbian Foundation.
Tony Bradley / LinuxWorld.com: Five Benefits of an Open Source Symbian
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Symbian OS Goes Open Source
Peter Svensson / Associated Press: Symbian phone software now available for free
Jonathan Fildes / BBC: Symbian switches to open source
Bill Ray / The Register: Symbian shares the source
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM: New, Open Symbian Looks Beyond Smartphones
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Did Symbian go open source too late?
Darrin Olson / SlipperyBrick.com: Symbian Goes Open Source Ahead of Schedule
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Symbian Mobile Phone OS Goes Open Source
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Symbian Open-Sources Smartphone Platform
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Symbian OS is now free and completely open source
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Symbian OS goes open source
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Symbian OS goes free and open-source, in the biggest switch in software history
David Meyer / CNET News: Symbian now fully open-sourced
Stuart Turton / PC Pro: Symbian completes open-source switch
Molly Wood / CNET News:
Can Android survive its forks and fragments? — Updated to include Google comment and Symbian news. — Rejoice, ye Nexus One owners, for you and only you are the lucky recipients of multitouch. And I'm wondering: does this software update for this one Android phone spell serious trouble for the whole endeavor?
Discussion: PC World, AndroidRelease, Android Forums and MobileTechWorld
David Coursey / PC World: Hey, Google! Why No Multitouch for the Droid?
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
A pretty chart of top apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry — Mplayit, maker of the mobile app catalog that lives inside Facebook, will release a report later today that lists the top games in their collection. Tetris, The Sims 3, and Wheel of Fortune are among the winners. So are Tap Tap Revenge and Rock Band.
Discussion: PR Newswire, Macsimum News and www.pocketgamer.biz
Sydney Morning Herald:
iiNet slays Hollywood in landmark piracy case — Little sign of peace as both sides react to iiNet's landmark file download court victory. — The giants of the film industry have lost their case against ISP iiNet in a landmark judgment handed down in the Federal Court today.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Guardian, BetaNews, DSLreports, PlagiarismToday, p2pnet, Michael Geist Blog, The Register and GamePolitics News
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Studios crushed: ISP can't be forced to play copyright cop
Richard Wray / Guardian: UK internet firms welcome Australian file-sharing verdict
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Australian ISP iiNet Beats Back Hollywood …
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: Down Under 3x
John Oates / The Register: Aussie ISP beats Hollywood on ‘copyright’ rap
Pete Gallagher / GamePolitics News: AU Court Lets ISP Off the Hook Over Illegal Downloads
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AppFund Launches To Seed iPad Apps — On the heels of the launch of the much-hyped iPad, investors and developers alike are beginning to cater to the iPad ecosystem. CNET and E! Online co-founder Kevin Wendle has teamed with MusicNation co-founder Daniel Klaus to form AppFund …
Discussion: MediaMemo, 9 to 5 Mac, VentureBeat, GigaOM, PR Newswire, IndustryGamers and Gizmodo
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: iPad Launch Spawns a Tablet AppFund
James Brightman / IndustryGamers: iPad Developers to Benefit from Multimillion Dollar ‘AppFund’
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: What iPad Apps Are Going to Feel Like
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Media Boss Bill Wilson Leaving, Replaced By Googler (MEMO) (AOL, GOOG) — AOL (AOL) media boss Bill Wilson is leaving the company, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong told employees in a memo today. — He'll be replaced by former Googler David Eun. — This is a shocking development for AOL watchers.
Discussion: CNET News, MediaMemo, paidContent and Between the Lines
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: AOL brings back ex-exec as media overlord
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Google's David Eun Jumps Ship To AOL As President of AOL Media & Studios
Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Apps adds enterprise admin policies for iPhone, Nokia, and Windows Mobile devices — In a world focused on improving business productivity, companies look to solutions like Google Apps to provide employees with seamless access to information regardless of location or device.
Discussion: InfoWorld, PC World, ITworld.com, Macworld, ChannelWeb, Google Mobile Blog, eWeek and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld: Google Apps now can remote-wipe files from iPhones and Windows Mobile devices
David Coursey / PC World: Google Apps More IT-Friendly, Get New Mobile Features
Nancy Gohring / ITworld.com: Google adds mobile management to Apps
Marco Tabini / Macworld: Google rolls out admin tools for mobile Apps users
Bryan Mawhinney / Google Mobile Blog: Bringing more administrative controls to Google Apps for mobile
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Apps Adds Controls for iPhone, Nokia, Windows Mobile
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb: Ironic? New Google Apps Security Features For All Devices Except the Nexus One
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Google Patent Filings Shed Light On Future Of Internet And Online Advertising — Google updated a series of patent filings in January that could suggest the search giant plans to dig deeper into behavioral targeting, video content, and might also roll out dynamic advertising in its mapping applications …
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network, Thanks:atul
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Google Updates Their Patents, Behavioral Advertising, Video Promotions and more
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com:
Breaking: Zynga Launches on MSN Live Messenger and MSN Games — Zynga - the leading developer of Facebook Applications and the company with 230 million Monthly Active Users - announced a partnership with MSN Games that allows users to play Farmville on the site using Facebook Connect.
Discussion: Download Squad, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and All Facebook, Thanks:atul
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Zynga brings FarmVille to Windows Live Messenger and MSN Games
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: FarmVille Ready To Harvest A New Crop Of Users With MSN Games Partnership
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Zynga launches FarmVille on MSN as it spreads beyond Facebook
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Zynga Launches FarmVille On MSN Games
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Apple Paying Out 15% On Broken 27-Inch iMacs — Still think that the widespread iMac problems don't exist? After we reported Apple giving UK customers 15% refund bonuses with 27-inch iMac returns, we've heard from quite a few readers that Apple is doing the same thing in the US. — 15%. Cash.
Discussion: AppleInsider, SlipperyBrick.com, Walt Mosspuppet, Macsimum News, Digital Trends, Softpedia News, Tech Eye and 9 to 5 Mac
Conner Flynn / SlipperyBrick.com: Apple refunding 15% on broken 27-inch iMacs
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple paying refund bonuses on defective 27-inch iMacs?
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Apple Says Sorry for 27-inch iMacs With 15% Pay Out
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye: Apple has an iMac nightmare
Seanmccullough / Blogger Buzz:
Create Pages in Blogger — Another top user-requested feature has just graduated from Blogger In Draft! Blogger now makes it easy to create Pages linked from your blog. — This feature lets you easily publish static information on stand-alone pages. For example, you can create …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and Softpedia News
Google News to Publishers: Let's Make Love Not War — In the view of some traditional media execs, Google is a digital vampire or a parasite or tech tapeworm using someone else's content to profit. As that rhetoric heated up in the past year, Google has responded not with equal amounts …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider: Google News: We'll Help Publishers Make Money Someday, We Swear
Jennadawn / Twitter Blog:
Flying Around With Hovercards — Because many of you use twitter.com to read and write tweets, we've been spending some time focusing on ways to improve your experience on the site. Today, we're introducing a feature called Hovercards that will be a handy way to interact with the folks behind each tweet.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, ReadWriteWeb, Geekword, Pulse2 and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Launches Hovercraft...I Mean Hovercards
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: News Roundup: Twitter Hover Cards, uTorrent 2.0, Sonic 4 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Comcast-NBCU Hearings: Zucker Confronted About Hulu's Boxee Block — Boxee's inability to carry Hulu programming is a matter of Congress now, thanks to the proposed Comcast-NBCU deal. During this morning's hearing at the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications …
Kunal / Samsung Hub:
Samsung drops Android 2.1 powered SHW-M100S in South Korea — Samsung has announced their first Android phone for their home market, which is also the first Samsung device to run Android OS 2.1. The phone's known as SHW-M100S and will arrive in March on SK Telecom.
Discussion: Unwired View, Google Android Blog, SlashGear, Android Central, AndroidGuys, MobileTechWorld and PhoneReport v2.0
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Android 2.1 Samsung M100S hitting Korea in March
M. Daou / MobileTechWorld: Samsung SHW-M100S Android 2.1 smartpone with 720p camcorder introduced in Korea
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Sci-fi writers' group vaporizes Amazon links — Industry trade group Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is none too pleased with Amazon's dispute with publisher Macmillan over e-book pricing, and says that it is encouraging readers “to seek out new places to find their books.”
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: More Amazon/Macmillan feud fallout, conversations, and conspiracy theories
Worldwide Converged Mobile Device Market Grows 39.0% Year Over Year in Fourth Quarter, Says IDC — The worldwide converged mobile device market (commonly referred to as smartphones) reached a new record level in a single quarter. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker …
Discussion: MacRumors and Internet2Go
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: IDC Contradicts Nokia's Smartphone Claims