Fred / A VC:
CEO Transitions — This past week was a remarkable one in the technology business. At the start of the week, Steve Jobs passed the leadership of Apple to Tim Cook and at the end of the week, Eric Schmidt passed the leadership of Google to founder Larry Page.
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Someone Tried To Buy Twitter In 2008 But Evan Williams Talked …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Schmidt Google unrest kicked off by China censorship?
Trudy Muller / Apple:
Apple's App Store Downloads Top 10 Billion — Apple® today announced that more than 10 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store℠ by the more than 160 million iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ users worldwide. The 10 billionth app downloaded …
Discussion: eMoney, 9 to 5 Mac, Apple Headlines, TiPb and Macgasm
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Paper Glider is the 10 billionth app downloaded
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: UPDATED: Apple's iTunes App Store reaches 10 billion downloads
Stephen M. Hackett / Macgasm: 10 billions apps downloaded
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple Eclipses 10 Billion App Downloads — On January 14, Apple placed a counter on its website, counting up to the ten billionth app download, today that milestone has been passed. — We don't know who the lucky winner is just yet, Apple asks us to return to the page “later” to see who has won.
Discussion: Examiner, Engadget, Macworld, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Computerworld, pocketnow.com, CNET News, Apple Headlines, PC Magazine, The Mac Observer, USA Today, Fortune, MobileWhack.com, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Techie Buzz, MAGGadget, Mashable!, iThinkDifferent and TechCrunch, Thanks:martinsfp
Michael Santo / Examiner: Countdown over: Apple's App Store passes 10 billion downloads
Aayush Arya / Macworld: App Store racks up ten billion downloads
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple's App Store hits 10-billion downloads mark
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple App Store reaches 10 billion downloads
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: The App Store hits 10 billion downloads
Chris Smith / Thoughts from the Sidelines: 10 Billion App Store Downloads Reached; Apple Must be Thrilled …
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: Apple App Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Boom - Apple's App Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Is Larry Page the Consummate Anti-Social CEO? — Google's new CEO isn't much for the social Web. If he has a presence on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, it was created with deep privacy settings or a fake name. I couldn't even find a fleshed-out Google profile for Larry Page.
Discussion: MediaMemo, Search Engine Land, Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check and WebProNews
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: A To Do List For Google's New CEO Larry Page
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Turns to Co-Founder to Step Up Attack on Facebook — Google Inc. is turning to its roots as a Web startup to confront threats from a new generation of Internet companies, led by Facebook Inc. — Google, owner of the world's most popular search engine, said yesterday that co-founder Larry Page …
Discussion: Reuters, NASDAQ.com and Wall Street Journal
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Minimum advertised prices set for Motorola Xoom ($799) and HTC Thunderbolt ($249) — We just got hit with the news of the minimum advertised price for the Motorola Xoom Android tablet and HTC ThunderBolt LTE smartphone on Verizon. Looks like the Xoom will be going for $799 — we have to assume that's unsubsidized.
Michael Santo / Examiner: Motorola Xoom's minimal advertised price leaked; $800
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Android This Week: Froyo Updates; Fragmentation Fights; Xoom Pricing
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Motorola's First Android Tablet to Retail for $800 [REPORT]
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Motorola Xoom price revealed?
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Verizon Motorola Xoom, HTC Thunderbolt pricing leaked?
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: Motorola Xoom to be Priced at $799?
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Motorola Xoom Price Rumored To Be $799
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Motorola Xoom & HTC Thunderbolt ‘minimum advertised prices’ …
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Motorola Xoom and HTC Thunderbolt Pricing Leaked
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: The Motorola Xoom gets a leaked price point — $800.
Chris Smith / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Motorola Xoom & HTC Thunderbolt Prices Leaked Ahead of Official …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Pixable's smart Facebook photo gallery hits 100,000 users in 10 days — Facebook's API allows developers to present our friends' photos in all sorts of new ways, and one of the best we've found is Pixable's Photofeed app. — This app runs within Facebook and presents photos in a whole new way.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Congratulations Crunchies Winners! Twitter Takes Best Startup Of 2010 — This year's fourth annual Crunchies Awards have just concluded, and we're happy to say that it was an overwhelming success. For those who weren't at the event or watching our livestream, we've included the list of nominees and winners below.
Discussion: Newsroom and Neowin.net
Joe Ciarallo / Newsroom: Buddy Media Wins “Best Enterprise” at TechCrunch's 4th Annual Crunchies Awards
Brenton Currie / Neowin.net: Quora takes out best new startup of 2010 in the Crunchies
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Apple Taps Former Navy Information Warrior for Global Director of Security — Apple has tapped security expert and author David Rice to be its director of global security, three sources who know Rice have confirmed to me. He's expected to start at Apple in March. Apple hasn't returned calls seeking comment.
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar:
Honeycomb may never come to mobiles — But tablets won't need minimum specs to run it — Google's Android 3.0 OS, codenamed Honeycomb, may never come to the smartphone market. — Since tablets have been announced using the new operating system rumours have been abound that a potted-down version will be coming to smartphones.
Discussion: Thoughts from the Sidelines, Android Phone Fans, Android Community, Softpedia News and AndroidGuys
J. Angelo Racoma / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Google Says Honeycomb is a Tablet OS [Google Source Says Android …
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Unifying Android Versions 2.x and 3.x Something Google Would Like to See Happen
Chuck Falzone / AndroidGuys: Google: Honeycomb “is a Tablet Operating System”
David Armano / Logic+Emotion:
Quora Underscores Need For Corporate Ambassadors — Unlike Facebook but very much like Facebook Groups, Quora the social Q&A ecosystem is designed to support individual participants, not companies (for now). In either case, it's increasingly becoming clear that this is a place where people talk about companies and brands.
Discussion: Web Strategy …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Verizon iPhone 4 costs $50 more than AT&T iPhone 4 off contract — While both AT&T and Verizon sell the iPhone 4 for $199 or $299 depending on storage capacity, both cellular providers sell them for different off-contract prices. This important difference can seen on the bottom …
Discussion: Phones Review, Apple Headlines, Life On My Mobile, iClarified and Internet Evolution
Troy D. Brown / Life On My Mobile: Verizon Off Contract iPhone Price $50 Higher
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Readers Express Unenthusiasm for Tablets, iPhone