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: VentureBeat, The Official Google Blog, Between the Lines, Thomas Hawk Digital Connection, Xconomy, Bits, GigaOM, Technologizer, MediaMemo, Google Operating System, SEO and Tech Daily, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Mashable!, Guardian, Download Squad, The Register, CNET News, TechFlash, ITworld.com, PC World, TechCrunch, Changing Way, Macworld, Google Blogoscoped, ReadWriteWeb, PubliCola, Tech Trader Daily, TechSpot, NBC Bay Area, CloudAve, Search Engine Journal and Erictric, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Google picks up Picnik for cloud-based photo editing
Brian Axe / The Official Google Blog: Google welcomes Picnik
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection: Does Google's Acquisition of Picnik Suggest That Google's Picasa …
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Picnik CEO on Getting Bought by Google, and How It Affects Startups and Consumers
Nick Bilton / Bits: Google Buys Picnik, a Photo Editing Service
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Picks Up Picnik
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Buys Picnik
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Why Google's Acquisition Announcement today is HUGE
Don Reisinger / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google acquires Web-based image-editing tool Picnik
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Google buys Picnik for online photo editing
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Google acquires web-based photo editor Picnik
Cade Metz / The Register: Google borgs online photo editor
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Google acquiring Web-based photo editor Picnik
John Cook / TechFlash: Google acquires Picnik
Jeff Bertolucci / ITworld.com: Google Buys Picnik Online Photo-Editing Site
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: Google Buys Online Photo-editing App Picnik
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Buys Flickr Photo Editor Picnik
Andrew / Changing Way: Google Ate My Picnik
Lex Friedman / Macworld: Google acquires photo-editing site Picnik
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Acquires Photo Editor Picnik
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Acquires Online Photo Editor Picnik
Glenn Fleishman / PubliCola: Google Goes Out for a Picnik
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Google buys web-based image editing service, Picnik
Dan Morrill / CloudAve: Picnik gets acquired by Google
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.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google buys Flickr's editing tool, Picnik
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Google Acquires Picnik
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google: Flickr Can Keep Using Picnik. Yahoo: We Have No Comment. — Earlier today, in writing about Google buying the photo-editing service Picnik, we noted that the most interesting thing about the buy may be that Picnik is currently Flickr's default photo editor.
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: Technologizer, CNET News, Gadget Lab, Gadgetwise, Examiner, Joystiq, PC World, Develop, GameLife, buttonmashing, Kotaku, CrunchGear, Crave, Ars Technica, Digits, techblog.dallasnews.com, NewTeeVee, Electronista, VentureBeat, Switched, SlashGear, Financial Times, I4U News, Massively, TechSpot, Pocket-lint, Mashable! and MWD Tech News
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: When good game consoles go bad
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: PlayStation Network Problems Cause PS3 Meltdown
Hiroko Tabuchi / Gadgetwise: ‘Connection Failure’ for PlayStation 3 Users
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq: PS3 clock bug apparently squashed; games are playable
Matt Peckham / PC World: Leave Your PlayStation 3 Off or Else, Warns Sony
Rob Crossley / Develop: Now developers' PS3s are hit by system errors
Chris Kohler / GameLife: PlayStation 3 Units Coming Back to Life
Stephen Totilo / Kotaku: PS3 Error: 8001050F Caused By Clock Bug, Fix Within 24 Hours
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: PS3 issue seems to be cleared up
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
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
Chris Nuttall / Financial Times: Sony warns PS3 console users of ‘bug’
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Sony PS3 Bug Identified, still takes 24 hours to fix it
Rubi Bayer / Massively: What could the PS3 bug mean for console MMOs?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: PlayStation 3 owners hit by major PSN outage
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Archos expands Android tablet range
Amy-Mae Elliott / Mashable!: Sony PlayStation Network Outage Could Last 24 Hours
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, Joystiq, BetaNews, Softpedia News, Maximum PC and Kotaku
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Sony: Stop Playing Older PS3s Until Bug is Fixed
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq: PSN inaccessible, trophy-supporting games unplayable on non-Slim PS3s [update 3]
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Do not even turn on your PS3 today, Sony warns
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Clock Bug Takes Sony's PlayStation Network Offline, Corrupts Data
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: PS3s Suffering From Global Network Lockdown [UPDATE 5]
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 …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Windows Mobile 6.5 devices not upgradeable to Windows Phone 7, says Microsoft
Nancy Gohring / Network World: Microsoft still not commenting on Windows Mobile 7 upgrades
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HTC HD2 Windows Phone 7 update axed: buttons to blame?
George Ponder / WMExperts: Windows Phone 7 Series Upgrades: Now not possible?
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(?)
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Older Windows Phones Can't Be Upgraded to 7 Series
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft: Windows Mobile 6 has no upgrade path to Windows Phone 7
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Report: Windows Mobile 6.X devices won't upgrade to Windows Phone 7
Microsoft Exec Offers First Look at Windows Phone 7 Series Device
Microsoft Exec Offers First Look at Windows Phone 7 Series Device
Discussion: Engadget, IntoMobile and Download Squad
James Falconer / IntoMobile: Sneak Peek: Prototype of LG's First Windows Phone 7 Series Device
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Windows Phone 7 gets the hands-on treatment
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: Computerworld, ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, Erictric, The Next Web and ResourceShelf, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Twitter shares its ‘firehose’ of tweets with more partners
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Turns On the Stream for Big and Small Alike
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Twitter opens access to its data, engages in price discrimination
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
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, SlashGear, CrunchGear, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Erictric, Engadget, TUAW and Gizmodo
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
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Rumor: Apple Finally Sees the HDMI Light
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 …
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech, Gadget Lab, AppleInsider, The Apple Core, Tech Trader Daily, 9 to 5 Mac, Techland, Mashable!, CrunchGear, EverythingiCafe, GottaBeMobile.com, Tech Eye, Geekosystem, TiPb and App Advice
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)
Allie Townsend / Techland: The Daily Dose — Today in Techland: Plants vs. Zombies!
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Will the iPad Launch Be Delayed? [RUMOR]
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Analyst: iPad could be delayed until April
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
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: UPDATED: Manufacturing Problems to Lead to Constrained iPad Supplies, Launch Delay?
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: ReadWriteWeb, IntoMobile, The Next Web and Internet2Go, Thanks:atul
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Patents Location-Based Advertising
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Google Patents Location-Based Advertising
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?
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.
Discussion: Bits, MediaPost, BBC, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, Mashable!, eWeek, Download Squad, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Ars Technica, Internet Evolution, SocialTimes.com, CNN, GMSV and Gadgetell
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: The New News Junkie Is Online and On the Phone
Kevin O'Malley / MediaPost: Consumers ‘Grazing’ For News Content, Not Loyal To Single Source
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Study: Only 2% of U.S. Adults Rely Exclusively on Internet for Getting News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: News Has “Become a Social Experience”: Pew
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Social Networks Play a Major Part in How We Get News [STATS]
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Americans Prefer Accessing News Online, Study Finds
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Internet Takes the Lead With News Consumers
Doug Gross / CNN: Survey: More Americans getting news via Facebook, e-mail
John Murrell / GMSV: Daily news diet: constant snacking from a moveable feast (1)
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net:
Microsoft Research working on real-time phone conversation translation — Microsoft Research has been working hard on a project that allows users to translate conversations in almost real-time. The software is designed to translate an actual phone conversation, providing a translation for both users …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft's Translating Phone
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to show off new ‘Mobile Surface’ at TechFest 2010
Microsoft to show off new ‘Mobile Surface’ at TechFest 2010
Discussion: eWeek, The Microsoft Blog, The Seattle Times and Gizmodo, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Research to Showcase Upcoming Geekware at TechFest 2010
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Microsoft TechFest video: Muscles instead of mice
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Microsoft Makes Surface Mobile By Turning It Upside Down
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: The Microsoft Blog, Fast Company, Maximum PC, The Register, Computerworld, 901am, Electronista, Erictric, Mashable! and TechCrunch
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
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, MacNN, PC World, INHABITAT, I4U News, VentureBeat, eWeek, PaulColligan.com, Maximum PC, DailyTech, the Econsultancy blog, Kotaku and Macsimum News
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Apple And Mag Publishers Don't See i To Eye
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Publishers Ready for iPad, Worry about Apple-Adobe Flash Support
Mark Raby / I4U News: Conde Nast Coming To iPad
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Conde Nast announces iPad plans for major magazines
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple iPad Could Be Experiencing Manufacturing Issues, Says Analyst
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Condé Nast Prepping iPad Versions of Top-Tier Magazines
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Condé Nast Readies Wired, GQ Magazines for iPad
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Five reasons publishers are getting ahead of themselves with the iPad
Brian Crecente / Kotaku: Wired Getting iPad Version of Magazine
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Conde Nast plans iPad magazines
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 …
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: PE Hub Blog and Tech Beat, Thanks:atul
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: Marc Andreessen on “Series Seed Documents,” and Why VCs Should Start Using Them
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat: Andreessen Horowitz, Ted Wang Launch Series Seed
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, TUAW, Techcraver.com, Electronista and The Loop
Mike Schramm / TUAW: AT&T plans for SXSW 2010 — Happy March! The super hip …
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
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: All Facebook, PC World, 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
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: VentureBeat, AppleInsider and Gizmodo, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Book industry nears its Napster moment
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Publishers justify $13-$15 e-book prices for Apple iPad
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: How Much It Actually Costs to Publish an Ebook vs. a Real Book
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobclix Acquires iPhone App Sales Analytics Software Heartbeat — Mobile ad network Mobclix has made its first acquisition. The startup is buying up Heartbeat, a cloud-based SaaS that helps iPhone app developers manage and access sales data, crash reporting, ongoing hourly usage stats, reviews and rankings.
Discussion: paidContent and Mobclix
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Dropcam puts home surveillance in the cloud — Last August, I wrote about converting a Webcam into a home security tool, and truth be told, the results were underwhelming. Sure there are services and specialty hardware that let you do it with very little setup, but there continued …
Discussion: CrunchGear and VentureBeat
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Dropcam gets an updated iPhone App
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Dropcam launches iPhone app for video surveillance
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: ProgrammableWeb, Screenwerk, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Platial
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb: VC Funded Map Mashup Zooms Out
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Platial Shut-Down Means Nada for Local
JP Manninen / VentureBeat: Door closes on social mapping startup Platial
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
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, New York Times, Network World, Engadget, ChannelWeb 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?
Eric Pfanner / New York Times: It's Not Just Microsoft Against Google
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Google claims that Microsoft is encouraging third party anti-trust lawsuits
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Microsoft Turning The Antitrust Tables On Google
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: The Next Web, Venture Capital Dispatch, MarketingVOX, NBC Bay Area and Screenwerk
Jacob Friedman / The Next Web: Yelp Blasts Pay-To-Play Criticism As “Conspiracy Theory”
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
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.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Bing Adds Search History To Auto-Suggest — Bing has announced that it's using your search history in its auto-suggest feature. In a post on its Search Blog, Bing says that “44% of non-navigational search sessions last longer than 1 week,” meaning the inclusion of previous searches …
Discussion: Search Blog, Search Engine Watch, LiveSide.net and My Microsoft Life
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Bing's Autosuggest Integrates Query History
Sunshine / LiveSide.net: Autosuggest includes search history