Rachel Donadio / New York Times:
Larger Threat Is Seen in Google Case — ROME — Three Google executives were convicted of violating Italian privacy laws on Wednesday, the first case to hold the company's executives criminally responsible for the content posted on its system. — The verdict, though subject to appeal …
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, fierceonlinevideo.com …, Tech Trader Daily, Gawker and YouTube Blog, Thanks:ritubpant
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher: Google Is A Media Company - New York Times Sees The Connection In Italian Court Case
Stacy Meichtry / Wall Street Journal: Italy Convicts Google Executives
Jim O'Neill / fierceonlinevideo.com/news/frontpage: Italian court finds 3 Google execs guilty in online video privacy case
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Google Execs Are Now Italian Outlaws
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: Techdirt, techPresident, InformationWeek, PC World, CNET News, Threat Level, ITworld.com, Tom Foremski: IMHO, Rev2.org, NewTeeVee, Telegraph, Guardian, Fast Company, Tech Daily Dose, Gadgetell, Search Engine Watch, Switched, Network World, Pulse2, Gizmodo Australia, ChannelWeb, Silicon Valley Watcher, Epicenter, Digital Trends, p2pnet, VentureBeat, BuzzMachine, Bloomberg, Neowin.net, Hillicon Valley, The Register, Computerworld, Velocity, Between the Lines, Daily Patricia, Mashable!, ReadWriteWeb, Post Tech, Reuters, Tech Eye, bizjournals, DailyTech, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, MediaMemo, Erictric, paidContent, madisonian.net, Softpedia News, BBC, TechCrunch Europe, Engadget, AppScout, Pocket-lint, Electronista, TechCrunch, The Next Web and GMSV
Nancy Scola / techPresident: Italy's Hit on the Internet
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Execs Convicted In Italy
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Hold the panic on Italian Google verdict
Jaikumar Vijayan / ITworld.com: Google privacy convictions in Italy spark outrage
Tom Foremski / IMHO: Italian conviction of Google execs could aid traditional media
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: Google Execs Convicted in Italy, Facing Other Problems in EU
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Google to appeal Italian court ruling
John Hooper / Guardian: Google executives convicted in Italy over abuse video
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Italy Convicts Google Execs on Privacy Invasion Charges, Revisits Dark Ages
Juliana Gruenwald / Tech Daily Dose: Groups Voice Alarm Over Google Conviction
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: GUILTY: Italian Judge Hands Down Ridiculous Ruling in Google Video Case
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Italy Sentences Google Execs in Ridiculous Invasion of Privacy Case
Jon Brodkin / Network World: Google vows to appeal Italian convictions
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: The Verdict Against The Google Employees In Italy Makes No Sense
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo Australia: Google Employees Found Guilty Over A Google Video They Had Nothing To Do With
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Italy Convicts Three Google Execs Over Abuse Video
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Italy endangers the web
Chiara Remondini / Bloomberg: Google Executives Convicted of Privacy Violation in Italy Trial
John Oates / The Register: Google execs protest Italian guilty verdicts
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: Google execs wrongly convicted by Italian court over an uploaded video
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Italy Executives Found Guilty Over Offensive Video
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Italy Attacks Web Democracy with Google Convictions
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google's European Road Trip Gets Even Worse
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Google Will Appeal Execs' Conviction; Italian Ruling Complicates Upload Culture
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Google executives found guilty of violating privacy of student bullied on video
Brian Heater / AppScout: Italy Convicts Three Google Employees Over Bully Video
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Italian court convicts Google execs
Susan Steade / GMSV: Google and the law: It's either too controlling or not enough
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Google real-time search adds status updates from Facebook Pages — Facebook status updates from Pages will start showing up in Google's real-time search results today. — It's the first time the search giant has indexed content from the world's largest social network for real-time results.
Discussion: TechCrunch, All Facebook, Inside Facebook, Search Engine Land, Erictric, Search Engine Journal and Mashable!
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Google Real-Time Search Now Includes A Fraction Of Facebook Status Updates
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Pages Now Part Of Google's Real-Time Results
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Real Time Search Now Shows Updates From Facebook Fan Pages
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Starts Indexing Facebook Pages Updates
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.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Yelp facing class-action lawsuit over extortive “ad sales”
David Gelles / blogs.ft.com: Yelp sued for “extortion”
Nick Bilton / Bits: Yelp Is Sued After Dispute Over a Review
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Yelp Sued for Extortion
Kim Zetter / Threat Level: Yelp Accused of Extortion
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Yelp Hit with Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged Extortion
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Yelp to battle extortion claims — in court
John Cook / Gawker: Yelp Inspires New Business Model for Gawker
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Yelp Hit with Class Action Lawsuit
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: New class action lawsuit targets Yelp
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Yelp Hit with Class Action for ‘Extortion’
Erin Geiger Smith / Silicon Alley Insider: Yelp Hit With Extortion Lawsuit For Allegedly Demanding Payments …
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: eWeek, Gizmodo, The Register, MobileCrunch, Fast Company, TiPb, TUAW, GottaBeMobile.com, bub.blicio.us, App Advice, TG Daily, ithinkdifferent, Mobile Industry Review, Macworld, Recombu, Silicon Alley Insider, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, Neowin.net, MacRumors, SlashGear, EverythingiCafe, DVICE, The Huffington Post, iLounge, broadstuff, Mashable!, World of Apple, LOOPRumors and TeleRead
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple May Allow Controversial Apps In App Store, Suggest Developers
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Apple Removes Explicit Option From iTunes
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple prepping ‘Explicit’ App Store?
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Gone as fast as it came: Apple pulls the “Explicit” category from the App Store
Jeremy Sikora / TiPb: Apple Yanks “Explicit” Option from iTunes
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Mac 101: How to use the iTunes parental controls
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Apple Flip-Flopping on Adult Content by Adding Explicit Category?
Kristen Nicole / bub.blicio.us: Apple's Explicit Apps, Just in Time for iPad?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Coming Up: Apple Is Adding An “Explicit” …
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Report: Apple designates “explicit” category for iPhone app store
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld: iPhone devs can now mark apps as ‘explicit’
Andrew Lim / Recombu: Apple to launch an ‘explicit’ category for rude apps?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: New App Store ‘Explicit’ category: For stuff too hardcore for 17 year olds
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Apple adds “Explicit” category for naughty App Store submissions (UPDATED)
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple “Explicit” App Store category spotted
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Is Apple Adding An ‘Explicit’ Section To The App Store?
Charlie White / DVICE: Apple to add ‘explicit’ category for apps?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple adds ‘Explicit’ category to iTunes Connect
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: The wobbly future of Web Porn
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Apple Could Bring Sexy Back to the App Store With New “Explicit” Category
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: Apple Adds ‘Explicit’ Category to App Store
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Apple's expulsion of ‘mature’ apps: The e-book angle
Gmail Labs graduation and retirement — We launched Gmail Labs over a year and a half ago as a playground where engineers can come up with new features and let your input help decide which are good ideas and which don't quite work out. Any engineer at Google can come up with feature …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Apple iTunes: 10 billion songs later — Seven years after Apple began selling music a la carte, what have listeners bought? — Image: Apple Inc. — The odometer that has been counting song downloads on Apple's (AAPL) iTunes Store for the past week and a half hit the 10 billion mark shortly …
Discussion: Macworld, Digital Daily, Boy Genius Report, Neowin.net, 901am, AppleInsider, Computerworld, Mashable!, TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget, MacRumors and MacDailyNews
Marco Tabini / Macworld: iTunes reaches 10 billion song milestone
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: iTunes: 10 Billion Songs Sold in Less Than Seven Years
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: 10 billion songs served on iTunes
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Apple iTunes Scores 10 Billionth Song Download
Martyn Williams / Computerworld: Timeline: iTunes Store at 10 billion
Mike Schramm / TUAW: 10 billionth iTunes download going down today
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: If you are considering buying a song from iTunes, maybe tonight …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: Apple serves up 10 billionth iTune, smiles all the way to the bank
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iTunes Store Reaches 10 Billion Songs Downloaded
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple iTunes sells 10 billion songs (but not '10 billions') [Updated]
Apple iTunes sells 10 billion songs (but not '10 billions') [Updated]
Discussion: Edible Apple, Erictric, The Loop, World of Apple, The Next Web and Guardian
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple reaches 10 billion iTunes downloads
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: iTunes Celebrates 10 Billion Song Downloads
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: That Is It Folks - 10 Billion Songs Downloaded On iTunes
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nintendo's Cammie Dunaway shows off the large-screen DSi XL (video) — The new Nintendo DSi XL arrives in the U.S. on March 28. But Cammie Dunaway, executive vice president at Nintendo of America, showed me the product up close today during our interview in San Francisco.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Nintendo Introduces DSi XL Handheld Game Player With Book Reader in U.S.
Nintendo Introduces DSi XL Handheld Game Player With Book Reader in U.S.
Discussion: Kindle Review, PC World, CNET News, VentureBeat, Nintendo, TeleRead, Obsessable, Gearlog, Gizmodo Australia and Kotaku
Matt Peckham / PC World: Enter Nintendo's DSi XL versus Apple's iPad?
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Nintendo DSi XL's screen 93 percent bigger
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Nintendo to sell new DSi with 93 percent bigger screen starting March 28
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Nintendo DSi XL to get public-domain e-book cartridge
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Nintendo DSi XL
Carol Mangis / Gearlog: Nintendo Announces DSi XL U.S. Launch Date and Price
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo Australia: Oh Boy, Nintendo DSi XL Is An Ereader Now, Too
Matt Cabral / Kotaku: DSi XL Hits North America Next Month For $190
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Lady Gaga generates 25 percent of Vevo's traffic — It's hard to measure just how big a cultural force singer Lady Gaga has become but Vevo, the start-up music-video site took a stab at it on Wednesday. — Ted Mico, executive vice president of digital for Interscop, Geffen …
Discussion: paidContent and Mashable!
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: 25% of Vevo's Visitors Only Have Eyes for Lady Gaga
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Sprint to launch 4G network in at least 8 major markets this year — If you're reading this, chances are pretty good that you're not on a 4G connection. Why? Because outside of a handful of cities, 4G connections just don't exist yet. — Take Sprint's WiMax network, for example …
Discussion: Erictric, Neowin.net, Electronista and FierceWireless
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Sprint rolling out 4G to at least 8 major markets in 2010
Sue Marek / FierceWireless: Clearwire net additions soar to 87K in Q4
Mark Doherty / FlashMobileBlog:
Battery Performance with Flash Player 10.1 on Nexus One — It appears that there has been some confusion from the community at large surrounding battery performance. This was caused by my colleague Michael Chaize publishing an amazing video of Flash Player 10.1 demos on Vimeo.
Discussion: Android and Me, Engadget, Electronista, Recombu and Gizmodo, Thanks:sjespers
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Adobe responds to leaked ROMs and Flash 10.1 battery concerns
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Flash 10.1 might just not be a battery hog on Android
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Flash Player 10.1 and the Nexus One's Battery Life
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hot And Bothered: Walmart Shutting Down Vudu's Adult Section — When it was announced that retailer Walmart would buy streaming movie startup Vudu a couple days ago, a number of sites wondered what it would mean for Vudu's adult content. Here's what it means: bye bye.
Steven Hodson / Shooting at Bubbles: Braindead TechCast EP12: WalMart nixs the porn while Italy proves it has no clue
Jason Chen / Gizmodo Australia: Walmart Kills Vudu's Porn Section Altogther
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Walmart Kills Vudu's Porn Section Altogether
Dave McClure / More Startups. More Jobs.:
Senators Kerry & Lugar Introduce the Startup Visa Act in Washington, DC — We are thrilled to announce Senators John Kerry (D-MA) & Richard Lugar (R-IN) today introduced The Startup Visa Act in Washington. — The full text of the proposed legislation is here.
Discussion: Techdirt, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and TechFlash
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Startup Visa Act Introduced In The Senate
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: The Startup Visa: Create Jobs, Get A Green Card
Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb: Startup Visa Introduced: Is it a No-Brainer?
Chris Velazco / MobileCrunch:
Android's “Blapkmarket” pirated app repository goes down hard — Now, before we enter the breach, I think it bears repeating that MobileCrunch and indeed the rest of the TechCrunch network in no way condone software/application piracy. Developers work too hard for responsible members …
Discussion: Android Phone Fans, AndroidGuys, The Next Web and Android and Me
Anthony Perez / Android Phone Fans: Blapkmarket: Gone, For Now, But Not Forgotten
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: ‘Pirate Bay for Android’ closed down
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
This you???? : Phishing attack hits Twitter users — There is another widespread phishing attack hitting users of Twitter today. — Messages asking “This you????” followed by a link are being sent via the system to unsuspecting users. If you click on the link you are taken …
Discussion: Mashable!, CNET News, GeekSugar, The Seattle Times, USA Today, The SocialToo Blog and threatpost
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: This You????: Yet Another Phishing Attack Hits Twitter [WARNING]
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Twitter hit with second phishing attack this week
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Video: This you???? Twitter phishing scam
Michelle Kessler / USA Today: Twitter hit with ‘This You???’ phishing attack
Donald Sears / threatpost: Another Twitter Phishing Attack with Video
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Checks-In On Loopt — Facebook has been doing background checks, known as due diligence, on the location-based social network Loopt, a source with knowledge of the talks tells us. Generally speaking, due diligence of this kind is only performed when a company is in acquisition or fundraising talks.
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
Site Leaks Microsoft Online Surveillance Guide, MS Demands Takedown Under Copyright Law (UPDATE 4) — Cryptome, a whistleblower site that regularly leaks sensitive documents from governments and corporations, is in hot water again: this time, for publishing Microsoft's “Global Criminal Compliance Handbook …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Threat Level, Silicon Alley Insider, Gawker, Boing Boing, Fast Company, GamePolitics News, Gizmodo and The Spam Diaries
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Microsoft Kills Watchdog Website Due to Leaked Documents
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: LEAKED: Security Document Microsoft Doesn't Want You To Read (MSFT)
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Whistleblower site Cryptome.org shut down by Microsoft over leaked surveillance doc
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company: Microsoft's Global Criminal Compliance Handbook Leaked
Pete Gallagher / GamePolitics News: MSFT Criminal Compliance Handbook Leaked
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Mac Quicken Gets Deductions for Iffy Upgrade — Despite all of the success Apple (AAPL) has had with its Macintosh computers, the Mac has lagged behind Windows in personal-finance software. — The most popular program in the category, Intuit's Quicken, comes in a Mac version.
Jason Snell / Macworld: Intuit releases Quicken Essentials for Mac
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare's First Television Commercial Airs Tonight On Bravo [Video] — First Google, now Foursquare. Hot on the heels of Google's first Search television ad (run during the Super Bowl, no less), the location-based social network Foursquare is gearing up to do the same thing tonight.
Jason Bean / EveryJoe: Please Rob Me - The Sky Is Falling
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Are TV ads obsolete in the online world? — The topic that provoked the most heated argument at the Beet.TV's online video roundtable in San Francisco today was the format of online advertising. Initially, everyone focused on the nitty grity of delivering “pre-roll” video ads that run …
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek:
Skype Yanks Windows Mobile App From Site — For some unknown reason, Skype is no longer making Skype and Skype Lite available to the Windows Mobile platform. Skype's support page says, “We felt that Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile were not offering the best possible Skype experience.”
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
HP Offers Data Center Services to SMBs — HP is bringing some of the data center consulting services it offers enterprises to the SMB space, and is packaging the services in such a way to make them easier to get through channel partners. — Hewlett-Packard is looking to give owners …
Discussion: internetnews.com and Linux.com
Internetnews Com / Linux.com: HP Rolls Out Datacenter Services for SMBs
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: Ars Technica, Datamation, All about Microsoft, Erictric, Softpedia News, DVICE and Neowin.net
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Media Center, gaming fixes arrive for Windows 7
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft rolls out Windows 7 activation updates alongside other Windows fixes
Charlie White / DVICE: Windows 7 activation snoop goes live, pirates beware
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Windows 7 piracy check update goes live
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Internet Addiction Might Actually Get Recognized By The Official Book Of Mental Disorders? — Over the last decade or so, there's been something of an... well... addiction to calling any sort of overuse of a product an addiction. So we've seen email addiction, web addiction, online porn addiction …
Discussion: Chris Pirillo
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
PayPal to open app store for developers — The move is part of a full-court press by the online payments giant on Web developers — PayPal will open an applications store this year where developers can offer their wares, the latest step in the company's multi-pronged strategy to deepen its relationship with external programmers.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com and Digits
David Gelles / blogs.ft.com: Social shopping gains steam
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: EBay's PayPal Looks to Social Media
Kelly Jackson Higgins / darkREADING:
Attack Unmasks User Behind The Browser — Researchers develop proof-of-concept that exploits social networking patterns to ‘deanonymize’ online users — A group of researchers have discovered a simple way to reveal the identity of a user based on his interactions with social networks.
Discussion: Ars Technica