Patrick Seybold / PlayStation.Blog:
Latest info on PlayStation Network Status — As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects the models other than the new slim PS3. — We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug …
Discussion: CNET News, PC World, Gadgetwise, Tech Trader Daily, GameLife, Digits, techblog.dallasnews.com, NewTeeVee, PubliCola, Electronista, VentureBeat, Switched, SlashGear, I4U News and TechSpot
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: When good game consoles go bad
Matt Peckham / PC World: Leave Your PlayStation 3 Off or Else, Warns Sony
Hiroko Tabuchi / Gadgetwise: ‘Connection Failure’ for PlayStation 3 Users
Chris Kohler / GameLife: 10 Things to Do While Your PlayStation 3 Is Broken
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Sony's PS3 Suffers Massive Outage
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Older PlayStation3 consoles crashing; Sony blames bug in internal clock
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: PS3 Movie Service Hit By Connection Failure
Sam Machkovech / PubliCola: DeadStation 3 — My take on the online-only PlayStation 3 game MAG …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sony confirms PlayStation Network problems for older PS 3s …
Warren Riddle / Switched: Conde Nast Pubs Coming to iPad, PlayStation Network Down
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Sony tells PS3 gamers to turn off their consoles
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Sony PS3 Bug Identified, still takes 24 hours to fix it
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: PlayStation 3 owners hit by major PSN outage
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Bug plagues PlayStation 3, Sony warns of data loss — NEW YORK - — Sony Corp. said a glitch has knocked PlayStation 3 users off the game console's online network, and the company warned that data loss could occur if gamers continued using the machines. — Sony said in a blog post Monday …
Discussion: PC Magazine, BetaNews, Silicon Alley Insider and Softpedia News
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Sony: Stop Playing Older PS3s Until Bug is Fixed
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Do not even turn on your PS3 today, Sony warns
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Don't Turn On Your PlayStation 3 Until Further Notice, Or Else (SNE)
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq:
PSN inaccessible, trophy-supporting games unplayable on non-Slim PS3s [update 3]
PSN inaccessible, trophy-supporting games unplayable on non-Slim PS3s [update 3]
Discussion: Develop, Network World, Gadget Lab, Examiner, PlayStation.Blog, PC Magazine, The Toybox, Massively, Crave, Ars Technica, Kotaku, PC World, Erictric, Geekosystem, I4U News, DailyTech, ITworld.com, VG247, Maximum PC and Mashable!
Rob Crossley / Develop: Now developers' PS3s are hit by system errors
Matt Peckham / Network World: Global PlayStation 3 Glitch: What We Know So Far
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: PlayStation Network Problems Cause PS3 Meltdown
Jeff Rubenstein / PlayStation.Blog: PlayStation Network Status Update
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Glitch Blocks Playstation 3 Network, Netflix Access
Rachel King / The Toybox: PlayStation Network, many PS3s are currently down; possibly date-related issue
Rubi Bayer / Massively: What could the PS3 bug mean for console MMOs?
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: PS3s Suffering From Global Network Lockdown
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Slim Sony PS3 Consoles not affected by Sony PSN Outage
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Sony Warns Not to Turn on “Fat” PS3s Due to Clock Bug, Slim Models Unaffected
Johnny Cullen / VG247: The APOCALYPS3 - everything so far
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Clock Bug Takes Sony's PlayStation Network Offline, Corrupts Data
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: PlayStation Network Down [PSN]
Virginia / Picnik Blog:
Picnik Acquired by Google — When Bitnik, Inc was created, our founders envisioned making great software for real people and giving users the power to edit digital photos in their browser, without having to purchase or download complicated software. While our first office in 2005 only had two desks …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Guardian, Bits, Google Operating System, TechCrunch, The Official Google Blog, The Register, L.A. Times Tech Blog, GigaOM, Macworld, CNET News, MediaMemo, ReadWriteWeb, Download Squad, Mashable!, Google Blogoscoped, TechFlash, PubliCola, Xconomy, Tech Trader Daily, Thomas Hawk Digital Connection, NBC Bay Area, Erictric, Electronista, CloudAve, Silicon Alley Insider and Search Engine Journal, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Nick Bilton / Bits: Google Buys Picnik, a Photo Editing Service
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Buys Picnik
Brian Axe / The Official Google Blog: Google welcomes Picnik
Cade Metz / The Register: Google borgs online photo editor
Don Reisinger / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google acquires Web-based image-editing tool Picnik
Lex Friedman / Macworld: Google acquires photo-editing site Picnik
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Google acquiring Web-based photo editor Picnik
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Acquires Online Photo Editor Picnik
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Google acquires web-based photo editor Picnik
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Acquires Photo Editor Picnik
John Cook / TechFlash: Google acquires Picnik
Glenn Fleishman / PubliCola: GOOGLE GOES OUT FOR A PICNIK
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Picnik CEO on Getting Bought by Google, and How It Affects Startups and Consumers
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection: Does Google's Acquisition of Picnik Suggest That Google's Picasa …
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Google Acquires Picnik
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Google's Shopping Spree Continues, Acquires Photo Editing Site Picnik (GOOG)
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Buys Online Image Editor Picnik
John Cook / TechFlash:
Picnik CEO: Google deal comes with ‘a very happy number’ — Picnik Chief Executive Jonathan Sposato chatted with TechFlash this afternoon shortly after the online photo editing service sold out to Google, marking the second time that the search giant has purchased one of his startup companies.
Apple prepping first Macs with HDMI - sources — Apple plans to introduce HDMI connectivity on some of its personal computers this year, embracing an emerging trend that has seen the high-definition audio/video interface crop up on an increasing number of systems from rival PC manufacturers, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Erictric, SlashGear, CrunchGear, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget and TUAW
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Poll Technica: should Apple add HDMI to the next Mac mini?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple Mac mini HDMI prototypes spotted?
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Apple prepping a Mac mini with HDMI? And Blu-ray?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Preparing to Add HDMI to Macs?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: HDMI coming to Mac Minis?
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple rumored to be readying Mac mini with HDMI
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Rumor: Apple prepping HDMI Macs
Microsoft: “No Windows Phone 7 upgrade for Windows Mobile 6.x devices” — Microsoft's tight hardware spec for Windows Phone 7 smartphones means that Windows Mobile 6.x devices - including HTC's just-launched HD2 - can't be upgraded. — Owners of HTC's highly-praised HD2 touchscreen smartphone …
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Microsoft mum on Windows Mobile 7 upgrades
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HTC HD2 Windows Phone 7 update axed: buttons to blame?
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Windows Phone 7 Series themes for WinMo abound in dev forums
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Report: Windows Mobile 6.X devices won't upgrade to Windows Phone 7
George Ponder / WMExperts: Windows Phone 7 Series Upgrades: Now not possible?
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft: Windows Mobile 6 has no upgrade path to Windows Phone 7
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Microsoft: No Upgrading to Windows Phone 7
Susana Polo / Geekosystem: No Upgrading to Windows Phone 7 from Windows Mobile 6
Will Park / IntoMobile: Windows Phone 7 Series not coming to Windows Mobile phones, not even HTC HD2(?)
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Microsoft: No, WinMo 6.5 devices will not be upgraded to Windows Phone 7
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Older Windows Phones Can't Be Upgraded to 7 Series
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Production Delays Mean iPad Inventories May Be Tight at Launch — When Apple's new iPad slate begins to arrive at market later this month, limited availability may leave some early adopters empty-handed-assuming it goes on sale this month at all. — In a research note this morning …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: iPad might be delayed a month - report
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: iPad may launch only in U.S.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad delays coming? (Updated x2)
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Will the iPad Launch Be Delayed? [RUMOR]
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Analyst: iPad could be delayed until April
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: iPad production problems may delay launch
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Analyst: Production Issues Could Delay The iPad Launch (Update: Apple Denies)
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Analyst Eightball: iPad Launch Facing Delays
Tamlin Magee / Tech Eye: Not enough iPads to go around, says man
Susana Polo / Geekosystem: Rumor: Manufacturing Bottleneck May Cause iPad Delays
Rsarver / Twitter Blog:
Enabling A Rush of Innovation — Even before Twitter was officially a company, we opened our technology in ways that invited developers to extend the service. Before long, Twitter became a platform and an ecosystem of innovation began to grow. Recently we've announced partnerships with Yahoo!, Google, and Microsoft.
Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Twitter opens access to its data, engages in price discrimination
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Turns On the Stream for Big and Small Alike
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Twitter Gives Firehose Access To New Companies - What Are They Going To Build?
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter Opens Up the Firehose to Startups
Twitter Opens Up the Firehose to Startups
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Twitter Turns On The Firehose For Realtime Search Startups
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Condé Nast Is Preparing iPad Versions of Some of Its Top Magazines — Condé Nast's plans for the iPad tablet computer from Apple are getting firmer. — The first magazines for which it will create iPad versions are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour …
Discussion: MediaPost, eWeek, MacNN, the Econsultancy blog, ITworld.com, techblog.dallasnews.com, INHABITAT, I4U News, VentureBeat, PaulColligan.com, Maximum PC, Macsimum News, DailyTech, SlashGear, AppleInsider, Gearlog and Kotaku
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Apple And Mag Publishers Don't See i To Eye
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple iPad Could Be Experiencing Manufacturing Issues, Says Analyst
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Five reasons publishers are getting ahead of themselves with the iPad
Daniel Ionescu / ITworld.com: Publishers Ready for iPad, Worry about Flash Support
Andrew D. Smith / techblog.dallasnews.com: Crazy publishers make iPad apps
Mark Raby / I4U News: Conde Nast Coming To iPad
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Conde Nast announces iPad plans for major magazines
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Condé Nast Prepping iPad Versions of Top-Tier Magazines
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Conde Nast plans iPad magazines
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Condé Nast Readies Wired, GQ Magazines for iPad
Jamie Lendino / Gearlog: Conde Nast Prepping iPad New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Others
Brian Crecente / Kotaku: Wired Getting iPad Version of Magazine
Understanding the Participatory News Consumer — Overview — In the digital era, news has become omnipresent. Americans access it in multiple formats on multiple platforms on myriad devices. The days of loyalty to a particular news organization on a particular piece of technology in a particular form are gone.
Kevin O'Malley / MediaPost: Consumers ‘Grazing’ For News Content, Not Loyal To Single Source
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Americans Prefer Accessing News Online, Study Finds
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Social Networks Play a Major Part in How We Get News [STATS]
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: News Has “Become a Social Experience”: Pew
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Study: Only 2% of U.S. Adults Rely Exclusively on Internet for Getting News
Dong Ngo / CNET News: Internet changes news consumption landscape
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Internet Takes the Lead With News Consumers
Doug Gross / CNN: Survey: More Americans getting news via Facebook, e-mail
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Why Pubs Can't Charge for News Online
John Murrell / GMSV: Daily news diet: constant snacking from a moveable feast (1)
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Google Chrome only browser to make gains in February — Data collected by web metrics firm Net Applications suggests that over the month of February, Google's Chrome web browser was the only desktop browser to make any gains over the month. — Google Chrome saw a jump in usage share to 5.61%, up 0.39% from 5.22% in January.
Discussion: Fast Company, TechCrunch, Erictric, Electronista, The Register, Computerworld, 901am, Softpedia News and Mashable!
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Microsoft spits out ‘browser choice’ update to appease EC antitrust probe
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Firefox loses browser share third month running
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Google Chrome Gains Market Share While Others Lose
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Math of Publishing Meets the E-Book — In the emerging world of e-books, many consumers assume it is only logical that publishers are saving vast amounts by not having to print or distribute paper books, leaving room to pass along those savings to their customers.
Discussion: AppleInsider, VentureBeat and Gizmodo, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Publishers justify $13-$15 e-book prices for Apple iPad
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Book industry nears its Napster moment
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: How Much It Actually Costs to Publish an Ebook vs. a Real Book
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Google wins patent for location-based advertising — While the blogosphere was buzzing over the patent Facebook won for its news feed last week, Google earned a killer one too. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the search giant a patent for using location in an advertising system last Tuesday …
Discussion: The Next Web and Internet2Go, Thanks:atul
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: It's Patent Season: Google Scores Major Patent For Location-Based Advertising
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: How Broad Is Google's Location Patent?
Wall Street Journal:
Google, Microsoft Spar Over Antitrust — Seeking $335,000 in unpaid advertising bills, Google Inc. filed suit against a small Internet site in Ohio in October. The complaint was so routine it was just two sentences long. — Google never expected the response it got.
Discussion: MediaPost, The Microsoft Blog, Network World, ChannelWeb, New York Times, BoomTown and Communications …
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Are Microsoft, Google Engaged In A Proxy War?
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft vs. Google: Clash of the Titans cometh in antitrust hearings?
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Microsoft Turning The Antitrust Tables On Google
Eric Pfanner / New York Times: It's Not Just Microsoft Against Google
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Series Seed Documents-With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz-To Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs — Series Seed Documents, templated term sheets for entrepreneurs to use for seed-stage deals, will be launched today, part of an effort by Silicon Valley lawyer Ted Wang and pushed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Discussion: Tech Beat, Digits and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:atul
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat: Andreessen Horowitz, Ted Wang Launch Series Seed
Pui-Wing Tam / Digits: Making Seed-Stage Investing Easier
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: Marc Andreessen on “Series Seed Documents,” and Why VCs Should Start Using Them
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
How AT&T Plans to Keep SXSW From Swamping Its Network — Smartphones, including iPhones, were all the rage at SxSW in 2009. — Last year, the hordes of South by Southwest-attending geeks toting iPhones blew out the AT&T network around the convention center in Austin …
Discussion: Austin American-Statesman, Techcraver.com, Electronista and The Loop
Jason Harris / Techcraver.com: Worried About AT&T/iPhone Working At SXSW? Get Boingo!
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: AT&T says it's ready for SXSW this year
Jeremy Stoppelman / Yelp Official Blog:
Additional thoughts on last week's lawsuit, or How a Conspiracy Theory is Born — (The following is a continuation of my blog post from last Friday.) — I have said that false allegations that Yelp manipulates reviews for money ignore empirical evidence to the contrary and instead rely on conspiracy theories.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, NBC Bay Area, MarketingVOX and Screenwerk
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Yelp Blames Greedy Lawyers for Extortion Allegations
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: A Look at the Claims and ‘Facts’ in Yelp Case
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Facebook Users Prefer Broadcast Media — A couple of weeks ago, I posted an entry about Facebook becoming the largest news reader. Facebook does send more traffic to News and Media sites than Google News but looking more closely at the data, I noticed that the two sites send traffic …
Discussion: PC World, All Facebook, ReadWriteWeb and Silicon Valley Watcher, Thanks:atul
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Drives 3X Traffic to Broadcast Than Google News
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher: Hitwise Uncovers Puzzling Difference Between Sharing News And Consuming It
Peter Corbett / iStrategyLabs:
Apps for the Army - a first of its kind app dev contest for .mil — Disclaimer: iStrategyLabs does not represent the views and options of the US Army. The views and options contained in this post are to be taken solely as those of Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategyLabs.
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek: Army Launches App Development Contest
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Details How It Tests Code, But Won't Say How It Misdelivered Private Messages — Last week, Facebook was affected by a glitch that sent what appear to be thousands of private messages to the wrong people — a very alarming security breach given the amount of data 400 million users have entrusted to the service.
Tim Hrenchir / Topeka Capital-Journal:
‘Topeka to be Google, Kansas’ — Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten signed a proclamation Monday calling for Topeka to be known for the month of March as “Google, Kansas — the capital city of fiber optics.” — Bunten told city council members about the proclamation prior to a special meeting …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why Google makes it easy to leave Google — We profiled Google's Data Liberation Front when the initiative was first made public last year, but what has Google's in-house data export team been up to since? Designing stickers, for one thing. — “CAGE FREE DATA,” they proclaim …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
The A4 and the A8: secrets of the iPad's brain — Most companies, when they go to the enormous expense of designing a complex chip, tell everyone about it. Even a company like Sun or IBM, whose chips are used only in their own computers, unveil the details of their new processors …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, AppleInsider, Gadget Lab, TiPb, IntoMobile, Engadget and TUAW
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Apple iPad to include a scaled down single core ARM Cortex A8 SoC?
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Rumor: iPad's A4 Chip Was Outsourced
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Regarding Apple A4 Using iPhone 3GS Cortex A8 Processor
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple iPad has a single core ARM Cortex A8 processor [Yet another …
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Apple's A4 chip: less is more?
Steven Sande / TUAW: Ars: Apple A4 CPU is a “feature-stripped ARM Cortex A8”
Ian King / Bloomberg:
E-Readers' Price May Fall to $150 This Year With New Chip, Freescale Says — Freescale Semiconductor Inc., whose products power about 90 percent of electronic book readers, said a new chip will help drive down the price of the devices to less than $150 this year.
Discussion: PC World, Freescale Semiconductor, Obsessable, Maximum PC, Digital Daily, Gadgetell, TechFlash, VentureBeat, Gizmodo, GeekTonic and Kindle Review
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Freescale chip to lower cost of most e-book readers
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Freescale's New Chip to Power Cheaper, Faster e-Readers
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: New Freescale Chip Could Herald Cheaper Kindle
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon headed to $150 Kindles?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Freescale's chip could lead to faster and more power efficient e-book readers
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Freescale's i.MX508 Chip Will Make E-Ink Readers Way Cheaper …
Brent Evans / GeekTonic: The Killer Kindle Feature - Price
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Aggressively Pursues ‘Joint Venture’ Trademark — On March 1, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for “Joint Venture” under application 77942739. Apple has filed their trademark under International Classes 35 relating to retail services …
Discussion: Computerworld, Pulse2 and 9 to 5 Mac
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: Apple's “Joint Venture” may focus on Small Business
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Files Trademark Application For Term “Joint Venture”
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: What is Apple's “Joint Venture”?
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Putting the Web in a Spreadsheet — A new tool can be used to collect, analyze, and visualize large quantities of data. — Vast quantities of data are freely available on the Web, and it can be a potential treasure trove for many businesses—providing they can figure out how to use it effectively.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Interview: Why Platial Shut Down and What That Means for Geo — Today the news came out that Platial, a first-generation map mashup startup, was throwing in the towel on its product and encouraging users to export their data. The company actually ran out of money 18 months ago …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Platial and TechCrunch
JP Manninen / VentureBeat: Door closes on social mapping startup Platial