Matt Sucherman / The Official Google Blog:
Serious threat to the web in Italy — In late 2006, students at a school in Turin, Italy filmed and then uploaded a video to Google Video that showed them bullying an autistic schoolmate. The video was totally reprehensible and we took it down within hours of being notified by the Italian police.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Search Engine Watch, VentureBeat, Guardian, TechCrunch, BBC, Computerworld, Post Tech, ReadWriteWeb, PC World, NewTeeVee, Techdirt, Fast Company, Digital Trends, Network World, Telegraph, InformationWeek, Gizmodo Australia, Daily Patricia, Pulse2, Tech Daily Dose, Switched, Reuters, DailyTech, MediaMemo, Electronista, paidContent, Erictric, Gizmodo, CNET News, Engadget, ChannelWeb, Mashable!, Pocket-lint, Softpedia News, bizjournals, The Register, p2pnet, Neowin.net, The Next Web, Tech Eye, Gawker, AppScout and YouTube Blog
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: Google execs wrongly convicted by Italian court over an uploaded video
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: GUILTY: Italian Judge Hands Down Ridiculous Ruling in Google Video Case
John Hooper / Guardian: Google executives convicted in Italy over abuse video
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: European courts giving Google headaches
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Italy Attacks Web Democracy with Google Convictions
Ian Paul / PC World: Google Europe: A No Good, Very Bad Week
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Italy Convicts Google Execs on Privacy Invasion Charges, Revisits Dark Ages
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Italy Convicts Three Google Execs Over Abuse Video
Paul McNamara / Network World: Conviction of Google execs in Italy sheer madness
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Google to appeal Italian court ruling
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo Australia: Google Employees Found Guilty Over A Google Video They Had Nothing To Do With
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: The Verdict Against The Google Employees In Italy Makes No Sense
Juliana Gruenwald / Tech Daily Dose: Google Employees Convicted Of Italian Privacy Violations
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Italy Sentences Google Execs in Ridiculous Invasion of Privacy Case
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google's European Road Trip Gets Even Worse
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Google Will Appeal Execs' Conviction; Italian Ruling Complicates Upload Culture
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Italian Court Finds Google Employees Guilty Over a Google Video …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Execs convicted in Google Video case in Italy
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Google executives found guilty of violating privacy of student bullied on video
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Italy Executives Found Guilty Over Offensive Video
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Italian court convicts Google execs
John Oates / The Register: Google execs protest Italian guilty verdicts
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Google Execs Are Now Italian Outlaws
Brian Heater / AppScout: Italy Convicts Three Google Employees Over Bully Video
Google execs convicted in Italy for Down's video — *Video showed bullying of boy with Down's — A Milan court has convicted three Google Inc (GOOG.O) executives for the 2006 transmission of a video showing the bullying of a youth with Down's syndrome, the judge in the case told Reuters on Wednesday.
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Traces EU Antitrust Complaint to Microsoft
Chiara Remondini / Bloomberg: Google Executives Convicted of Privacy Violation in Italy Trial
Jim O'Neill / fierceonlinevideo.com/news/frontpage: Italian court finds 3 Google execs guilty in online video privacy case
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Analysis: Italian Decision Could Help Traditional Media Orgs
Analysis: Italian Decision Could Help Traditional Media Orgs
Discussion: BuzzMachine and Guardian
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Italy endangers the web
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Google Italy ruling threatens YouTube pursuit of profitability
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Discussion: NewTeeVee, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, PC World, The Social, Download Squad, blogs.chron.com, Mashable!, GMSV, Maximum PC, Pocket-lint, Gizmodo Australia and Guardian, Thanks:tom_warren
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee: YouTube's Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: YouTube pulls original “Rickroll” video after 30 million views
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Despite the Rumors, RickRolling Isn't Dead
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: YouTube gives up on original ‘Rickroll’
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: YouTube finally pulls the original Rickroll video
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: OMG, They Killed (the Original) Rickroll!
Susan Steade / GMSV: Google and the law: It's either too controlling or not enough
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: YouTube Kills Original ‘Rickroll’ Video
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: VIDEO: YouTube pulls original RickRoll video
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo Australia: YouTube Pulls The Original Rickroll Video
Jack Schofield / Guardian: It was only Rick'n'roll but we liked it
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!:
YouTube: Rickroll Removal Was a Mistake — This morning we reported that YouTube had taken down the famed Rickroll video, breaking the hearts of many an Internet prankser. Well, we contacted YouTube and apparently it was a big ol' mistake. Rickroll should be back in action soon …
Craig Grannell / Cult of Mac:
Is Apple Preparing To Add An ‘Explicit’ Section To The App Store? — Over the past few days, Cult of Mac has closely followed Apple's divisive decision to remove “overtly sexual” apps from the App Store. Some apps caught in the purge (such as videogame Daisy Mae and swimwear retailer Simply Beach) …
Discussion: Macworld, Gizmodo, AppleInsider, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, bub.blicio.us, MobileCrunch, Mashable!, Recombu, ithinkdifferent, Mobile Industry Review, TUAW, SlashGear, Neowin.net, TiPb and iLounge
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld: iPhone devs can now mark apps as ‘explicit’
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple creates ‘explicit’ category for App Store software
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: New App Store ‘Explicit’ category: For stuff too hardcore for 17 year olds
Kristen Nicole / bub.blicio.us: Apple's Explicit Apps, Just in Time for iPad?
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Apple Could Bring Sexy Back to the App Store With New “Explicit” Category
Andrew Lim / Recombu: Apple to launch an ‘explicit’ category for rude apps?
Ewan / Mobile Industry Review: Apple continues to dick about with App Store policies: Explicit apps might be ok now
Steven Sande / TUAW: Apple creating “explicit” category for App Store
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple “Explicit” App Store category spotted
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Apple adds “Explicit” category for naughty App Store submissions
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple Adding “Explicit” Category to App Store?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple adds ‘Explicit’ category to iTunes Connect
Julia Holtz / European Public Policy Blog:
Committed to competing fairly — As Google has grown, we've not surprisingly faced more questions about our role in the advertising ecosystem and our overall approach to competition. This kind of scrutiny goes with the territory when you are a large company.
Discussion: BetaNews, Computerworld, TechFlash, Digital Trends, Engadget, The Register, blogs.ft.com, Financial Times, The Precursor Blog, Agence France Presse, Softpedia News, Epicenter, Bloomberg, SlashGear, Rob Hof's Blog, Silicon Alley Insider, Silicon Republic, AppScout, Tech Eye, internetnews.com, Ars Technica, SFGate and Between the Lines, Thanks:thenextweb
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: EU denies Google is under investigation, early evidence appears weak
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: EU Opens Antitrust Investigation of Google
Ross Miller / Engadget: EU launches preliminary antitrust probe against Google
Maija Palmer / blogs.ft.com: Google's EU troubles play into Microsoft's hands
Scott Cleland / The Precursor Blog: Foundem FCC Filing Documents Google search network discrimination …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Basically Blames Microsoft For European Antitrust Investigation (GOOG, MSFT)
John Kennedy / Silicon Republic: EU opens anti-trust investigation into Google
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: EU Opens Investigation Into Google
Tom Foremski / Tech Eye: Microsoft is behind Google antitrust complaint
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: EU antitrust enforcers turn their eyes upon Google
Kamal Ahmed / Telegraph:
Google under investigation for alleged breach of EU competition rules — The European Commission has launched an anti-trust investigation against Google after three online companies alleged that the internet giant's search functions were penalising their businesses.
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Why Europe could prove Google's undoing
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Google at the Center of New Antitrust Probe by EU
Paul Meller / PC World: EC Confirms Google Antitrust Probe
James Kanter / New York Times: New Complaints Filed Against Google in Europe
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: The EU's next antitrust jackpot? Google
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Why The Big Smile, Mr. Ballmer? …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: EU Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google. …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: IT BEGINS: Europe Opening Google Anti-Trust Probe
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Google shows how online privacy really works
Mike Swift / Mercury News: Google under investigation by Eurpean Commission
TechCrunch / Seeking Alpha: EU Opens Investigation of Google: Microsoft's Fingerprints Are Everywhere
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: Google's Microsoft Moment? European Antitrust Review Looms
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Gets The Microsoft Treatment In Europe; EC Opens Antitrust Inquiry
Google scraps China leg of Nexus One event: source — BEIJING (Reuters) - Google Inc has scrapped the China leg of a regional event to show software developers its first smartphone, the Nexus One, in Beijing, its second such move following its threatened pull-out from the country.
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Explains Nexus One ERF Price Cut to The FCC
Bill Ray / The Register: Google snubs Chinese Android developers
Casey Chan / Android Central: Google cancels Nexus One event in China
John Paczkowski / CNET News: Google nixing Nexus One event in Beijing?
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Just Canceled The Nexus One's Trip To Beijing (GOOG)
Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0: Google Further Delays Nexus One Launch in China
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Nexus One Developer Event in China Cancelled
Stephen Tenerowicz / AndroidGuys: Nexus One Event Canceled in China
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo Australia: Google Cancels Chinese Nexus One Developer Event
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google Didn't Cancel Beijing Nexus One Event
Google Didn't Cancel Beijing Nexus One Event
Discussion: Macworld and AndroidSPIN, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Owen Fletcher / Macworld: Source: Google cancels Android developer event in China
Jolie Gendel / AndroidSPIN: Google scraps China leg of Nexus One tour
Malcolm Moore / Telegraph: Google China advertises for new staff
Arn / MacRumors:
iPad SDK Support for Front Facing Camera, Camera Flash, Zoom and Video Conferencing — Unfortunately, we already know how this story ends. Apple introduced the iPad in late January and made no mention of a camera - either on the front or back of the device.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, PhoneReport v2.0, The Register, Mashable!, AppleInsider, IntoMobile, Obsessable, MacDailyNews and Go Rumors
Sushant Ghargi / PhoneReport v2.0: Next-Gen iPhone to Get Video Calling Capability
Bill Ray / The Register: iPad nearly had video conferencing?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: New SDK Hints at iPhone/iPad Front Facing Camera, Video Calls
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Next iPad to have front facing video camera, next iPhone to have …
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Apple iPad camera functionality intact in software
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yelp Hit With Class Action Lawsuit For Running An “Extortion Scheme” — Two law firms, Beck & Lee from Miami and The Weston Firm in San Diego, have filed a class action lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court alleging unfair business practices by local business review and rating website operator Yelp.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Erin Geiger Smith / Silicon Alley Insider: Yelp Hit With Extortion Lawsuit For Allegedly Demanding Payments …
Andrew Lim / Recombu:
Flash might not be a battery hog but Adobe needs to charge its batteries — It's annoying that the iPhone and iPad don't support Flash but according to Gawker, when Steve Jobs went to see The Wall Street Journal, he claimed the iPad's battery performance would be degraded from 10 hours …
Mark Doherty / www.flashmobileblog.com:
Battery Performance with Flash Player 10.1 on Nexus One
Battery Performance with Flash Player 10.1 on Nexus One
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Arnold Kim Celebrates 10 Years as Apple Rumor King — Arnold Kim quit his job treating kidneys to dissect the secrets of his favorite electronics company, the famously confidential Apple. — Kim launched his independent blog MacRumors.com on Feb. 24, 2000 during his fourth year in medical school.
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: MacRumors.com Turns 10 Years Old, Congrats To Arnold Kim
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Wordpress.com Founder Matt Mullenweg: The Cloud is Marketing Speak — The Wordpress.com network went down last week. In the wake of the outage, we started looking at what infrastructure Wordpress.com uses for serving its 10 million blogs. — Wordpress.com is run from data centers in Chicago and San Antonio.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Windows 7 Activation Technologies Update now live, ready to be dodged — Remember that polarizing Windows 7 Activation Technologies Update we told you about? You know, the one that helps you to “verify that the copy of Windows 7 that is running on your computer is activated correctly and is genuine?”
Discussion: Softpedia News, Neowin.net and Erictric
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Windows 7 piracy check update goes live
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Only 50% Of Twitter Messages Are In English, Study Says — Paris-based Semiocast, which helps brands understand and interact with real-time Web services, has performed a semantic and quantitative study of Twitter based on an analysis of 2.8 million tweets. — Turns out roughly half …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Half of Messages on Twitter Aren't in English [STATS]
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Cablevision Promises to Introduce Your PC to Your TV — What if you could move the contents of your PC directly onto your TV? If you're a tech-savvy reader, you may already be doing this. And if you're not, you may wonder why you'd want to. — But Cablevision says it will let subscribers pull …
Discussion: paidContent, DSLreports, Boy Genius Report, VoIP & Gadgets Blog, NewTeeVee, Silicon Alley Insider and Electronista
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Cablevision Will Trial PC-To-TV For Non-Geeks
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Cablevision to offer a new PC to TV Relay service starting in June
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee: Cablevision to Connect PCs and TVs Through the Cable Box
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Dramatically Expands Twitter Relationship in Next Stage of “Project Rushmore” (Complete With Cutesy Bird Puns) — Yahoo announced tonight that it is dramatically expanding its relationship with Twitter, integrating it broadly through its Web site, much in the same way it did recently with Facebook.
Discussion: Social Business, Twitter Blog, Yahoo! Developer Network Blog, Macworld, VatorNews, Yodel Anecdotal, CNN, Yahoo! Search Blog, Los Angeles Times, Softpedia News, MediaPost, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, AppScout, Thomas Hawk Digital Connection, Guardian, The Register, AdAge, 901am, Tech Eye, PC World, Fast Company, Between the Lines and ReadWriteWeb
Jennifer Leggio / Social Business: Twitter: Becoming nothing special?
Ian Paul / Macworld: Twitter integration comes to Yahoo
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Yahoo partners with Twitter to share the feed
Doug Gross / CNN: Yahoo! and Twitter strike content-sharing deal
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times: Yahoo strikes content-sharing partnership with Twitter
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Yahoo Cozies Up With Twitter
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Twitter Coming to Yahoo Search, Other Properties
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection: An Open Letter to Bryan Lamkin, SVP, Consumer Products Group …
paidContent / Guardian: Yahoo announces first full integration of Twitter
Cade Metz / The Register: Yahoo! turns! Twitter! firehose! on! self!
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Yahoo Pact Gives Twitter Distribution, Revenue
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Yahoo Becomes a Real-Time Search Engine, Thanks to Twitter
Alexandra Pullin / Tech Eye: Yahoo to integrate Twitter
Dan Nystedt / PC World: Twitter Feeds to Show on Yahoo Mail, Homepage, More
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Yahoo and Twitter Ink Deal to Share Content Both Ways, All Considerate-Like
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Cuts Deal with Yahoo
Sue Marek / FierceWireless:
Clearwire net additions soar to 87K in Q4 — Clearwire's aggressive WiMAX deployment schedule paid off. During the fourth quarter, the company added 87,000 net new subscribers, bringing its total subscriber base to 688,000. The number of quarterly net adds is the largest in the company's history.
Discussion: MarketWatch, CNET News and DSLreports
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Clearwire adds more subscribers, cuts losses
Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
Augmented Identity App Helps You Identify and Friend Perfect Strangers, Face to Face — By this point, we're all familiar with augmented reality, but Swedish mobile software firm The Astonishing Tribe is taking information overload to the next logical step: augmented identity.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, The Equity Kicker, Online Dating Insider, AndroidSPIN, dailywireless.org, Pocket-lint and CNET News
David Evans / Online Dating Insider: Augmented Identity App Great For Stalking, Death of Business Cards Imminent
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Facial Recognition: Reality?
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: VIDEO: Augmented Identity mobile app unveiled
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Recognizr can identify you by your photo alone
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Social Search Startup PeerPong Raises $2.8 Million — Social search startup PeerPong has raised $2.8 million in a funding round from Doll Capital Management, First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures and Partech International, the company tells us. PeerPong says it's “building a new approach …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Boosts Sharing On Google Reader By 35 Percent — Social sharing is becoming a big contributor to traffic for many sites. While Facebook and Twitter drive more sharing than any other services, Google is trying to compete with Buzz, which is now part of Gmail but shares links to article and blog posts through Google Reader.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Seeking Alpha
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: 2 Ways to Sync Google Buzz with Twitter
Erick Schonfeld / Seeking Alpha: Google Buzz Boosts Sharing on Google Reader
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
H.P., Tech Powerhouse, Stumbles in Smartphones — Hewlett-Packard is one of the world's most successful makers of desktop computers, laptops, servers and printers. It owns a powerful consumer brand, and it is a growing provider of services for businesses. In the first quarter, the company's sales rose 8 percent.
Discussion: pocketnow.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Chuong Nguyen / pocketnow.com: NYT: HP Lagging in the Smartphone Space