Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop rallies troops in brutally honest ‘burning platform’ memo? (update: it's real!) — “The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don't have a product that is close to their experience. Android came on the scene just over 2 years ago, and this week they took our leadership position in smartphone volumes.
Discussion: Internet2Go, L.A. Times Tech Blog, LiveSide.net, eWeek, GigaOM, paidContent, CNET News, New York Times, All about Microsoft Blog, ReadWriteWeb, Computerworld, Communities Dominate Brands, Jeff Nolan, Mobilized, Wall Street Journal, PC World, iGeneration Blog, Ars Technica, BoomTown, Inquirer, ITworld.com, Techland, Technologizer, CNN, BBC, The Nokia Blog, broadstuff, WinRumors, TechSpot, Geek.com, SAI, TG Daily, @gruber, Scobleizer, Telegraph, The Tech Trade, SAI, DailyTech, Between the Lines Blog, Android Phone Fans, Disruptive Telephony, Gearlog, Mobile Knots, Pocket-lint, Fudzilla, mocoNews, Electricpig.co.uk, Smartphones …, TiPb, Fast Company, BBC, Bloomberg, ThinkMobile, TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, TDW Geeks and PalmAddicts
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Nokia's ‘The Platform Is Burning’ Memo
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop reportedly says company is ‘standing on a burning platform’
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Reports: Meego is out, is WP7 in at Nokia?
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Nokia CEO Elop: Company Must Make ‘Radical Change’
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: A Canadian in Espoo: Elop Gives Nokia a Chance
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Gartner: Apple, RIM Displace Sony Ericsson, Motorola In Mobile Rankings
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Nokia prepares for major shake-up
Eric Pfanner / New York Times: Nokia Chief Sees Company on ‘Burning Platform’
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Nokia CEO's “burning platform” …
Tomi T Ahonen / Communities Dominate Brands: The Nokia CEO ‘Burning Platform’ memo at Engadget, doesn't ring true to my ears..
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: ‘Burning’ Memo From Nokia's Elop Sets Stage for OS Shake-up
Zack Whittaker / iGeneration Blog: Nokia at ‘crisis point’: iPhone and BlackBerry impossible to beat?
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Stephen Elop's secret 10-point plan to save Nokia
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Nokia: “We're Not Even Fighting With the Right Weapons”
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Nokia: Is MeeGo a No-Go?
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog: Nokia CEO's Burning Platform Internal Memo
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Nokia sees the light....
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Google attacks Nokia and Microsoft with bird analogy
Henry Blodget / SAI: NOKIA'S CEO DEMONSTRATES TRUE LEADERSHIP: Drop The Rah-Rah Crap …
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Sinking Nokia wants to ditch Symbian and MeeGo
@gruber: I think Vic Gundotra believes Nokia is going with WP7, too: http://twitter.com/vicgundotra/status/ 35182523650801664
Matt Warman / Telegraph: Nokia in crisis, says CEO Stephen Elop
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Read This Remarkable Memo In Which Nokia CEO Stephen Elop …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Nokia CEO: We Are Standing on a “Burning Platform”, “Apple Owns the High-end”
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Nokia's problem: Is there time to change culture amid a burning platform?
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: In Company-Wide Memo CEO Admits Android, iOS Beating Out Nokia, Change is Needed
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Nokia's CEO Has a Bad Case of the Brutal Honesties
Apurva Chaudhary / Mobile Knots: Nokia's leaked memo indicates that their platform is burning
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Nokia CEO admits Apple and Google are streets ahead
Nedim Hadzic / Fudzilla: Nokia CEO issues a wake up call
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Who Will Put The Fire Out On Nokia's Burning Platform?
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: Nokia boss' brutally honest memo leaks
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Nokia CEO believes they have been pouring gas on their own burning platform
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Nokia's “Burning Platform,” …
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC: Nokia's burning platform
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Will Nokia's Elop Trade a Burning Platform for a Smoldering One?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Nokia's Elop: Apple changed the game, and today, Apple owns the high-end
Cheezburger Network / TDW Geeks: Jerry Maguire Of The Day: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop circulated …
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Is Nokia at crisis point? “Nokia's new head has sent an outspoken …
Nokia drops first MeeGo phone before launch -sources — Nokia (NOK1V.HE) has ended development of its first smartphone using its new MeeGo operating system before it was ever launched, two industry sources close to the company said. A spokesman for Nokia declined to comment.
Discussion: SAI, Engadget, VentureBeat, mocoNews, Digital Trends, Tech Trader Daily, The Nokia Blog, I4U News, GMSV, The Next Web, TechCrunch Europe, The Toybox Blog, Techie Buzz, Black Web 2.0, The Next Web, Electronista, bproffitt's blog, PhoneArena, @gartenberg, Tim Anderson's ITWriting and SlashGear
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Nokia kills N9-00, its first MeeGo handset?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Nokia scraps its first MeeGo phone
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Maybe MeeGo Should Be Changing Its Name To MeeGone
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Nokia shelves first MeeGo phone before launch
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Nokia Edges Up On Alleged ‘Burning’ Memo
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog: Reuters: Nokia Cancels First MeeGo Device, Showing Second MeeGo Device Instead
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Microsoft, Nokia in the same rocky smartphone boat
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Nokia CEO: “Our Platform is Burning”
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: Rumor: Nokia To Ditch MeeGo Powered N9?
Brian Proffitt / bproffitt's blog: Nokia: Losing Faith in MeeGo?
Michael Gartenberg / @gartenberg: Why are people taking Nokia to task for “canceling” a device they never announced or planned to ship. #sheesh http://techme.me/B=0C
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Nokia N9-00 reportedly axed as MeeGo flails
Discussion: Engadget, WinRumors, The Next Web, Adotas, Android Phone Fans and SlashGear
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Google's Vic Gundotra on Nokia: ‘Two turkeys do not make an Eagle’ (updated)
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Google VP Labels Nokia and Microsoft “Turkeys”
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: Google Mocks as Nokia Shelves MeeGo Smartphone
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Google's Gundotra On Nokia/Microsoft Rumors: “Two Turkeys Do Not Make an Eagle”
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google VP snipes at Nokia with turkey trash talk
Michael Hickins / Digits: How Nokia Can Get Its Mojo Back — Newly minted Nokia Chief …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
WebOS-based Veer, Pre 3 and TouchPad leaked on HP's site, likely on sale today — Whoa, Nelly! With HP's highly touted press event just hours from commencing, it looks as if the web admins are testing the waters with what's about to go down. On HP's Home & Home Office shopping page …
Discussion: Scobleizer, TechCrunch, IntoMobile, Gearlog, MobileCrunch, Pocket-lint, PhoneNews.com, Neowin.net and Know Your Cell
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Preview of HP launch today: smartphone so small it is cool
Brian Heater / Gearlog: HP Veer Launched
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: HP Announces The Palm Pre 3: 3.6″ Screen, HSPA+
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: TouchPad, Pre 3, and HP Veer leak out
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Report: Palm Topaz to Be Called TouchPad, Lineup Leaked by HP
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net: HP Veer, Pre 3 and Touchpad WebOS devices leaked on website
Jason Cipriani / Know Your Cell: HP site leaks HP Veer, Pre 3 and TouchPad ahead of webOS event
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
HP Announces The Palm TouchPad — It's official. Palm's new WebOS state is device is called the Palm Touchpad. It has a 9.7-inch screen, front 1.3-megapixel camera, and comes in 16 or 32GB models. It runs a 1.2GHz Snapdragon Processor processor and the screen resolution is 1024×768.
Discussion: The Seattle Times, PreCentral.net, VentureBeat, Fast Company, Engadget, IntoMobile, @hpnews, Geek.com, PhoneArena, BGR, Gizmodo and SlashGear
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Live from HP's WebOS launch, TouchPad unveiled
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Live from HP's WebOS product unveiling: HP Veer, Pre 3 and HP …
Darren Murph / Engadget: The HP TouchPad
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: HP announces the TouchPad, 9.7-inch webOS tablet
John Brownlee / Geek.com: HP TouchPad, Veer and Pre 3 confirmed as new webOS devices
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Details of HP's tablet leaks ahead of media event; Touchpad's the name
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Report: The HP webOS Tablet Will Be Called Touchpad
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HP TouchPad confirmed: HP Topaz tablet gets early outing
Discussion: CrunchGear, SAI, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, Tech Trader Daily, The Tech Trade, TechnoBuffalo, IntoMobile, PalmAddicts and Digital Daily
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Say Hello To The Palm Touchpad
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: LIVE: HP's Palm TouchPad event
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Live from HP's WebOS Event
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Live From The HP Palm webOS Event
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: HP: Coming Up, The TouchPad?
Sean P. Aune / TechnoBuffalo: webOS Product Announcements - TechnoBuffalo Live Blog
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: LIVEBLOGGING: My Blogging thoughts on todays HP / Palm event
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Liveblog: HP Shows Off webOS Hardware
Tom Nguyen / Adobe Flash Player Team Blog:
Flash Player 10.2 is Here: Available Now for Windows, Mac, and Linux — Today, we're launching Flash Player 10.2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We're especially excited that this release introduces Stage Video, a full hardware accelerated video pipeline for best-in-class, beautiful video across platforms and browsers.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Flash (Finally) Cuts CPU Usage With Hardware Acceleration
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Flash 10.2 makes monster improvements in CPU usage
FavBrowser / Web Browsers: Download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Final
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Flash 10.2 arrives with more efficient video
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Flash Player 10.2 sheds beta label, improves efficiency with Stage Video playback
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: New Flash Player 10.2 is Faster, Lighter on the CPU
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Flash 10.2 Adds Stage Video and Dual Monitor Support
Naked Security / Sophos: Adobe and Microsoft — As expected, today Microsoft …
Matt Tinsley / TUAW: Flash Player 10.2 now available, boosts video performance and drops PPC support
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Flash Player 10.2 Now Available, Brings Stage Video
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Adobe releases completed Flash 10.2 plug-in
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google 2000 vs. Google 2011 — I sometimes hear people say “Remember when Google launched and the results were so good? Google didn't have any spam back then. Man, I wish we could go back to those days.” I know where those people are coming from. I was in grad school in 1999 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Wal-Mart to Carry Verizon iPhone in Nearly 600 Stores Tomorrow — Wal-Mart today announced that it wil offer the Verizon iPhone for sale in nearly 600 of its retail store locations, joining Apple, Verizon, and Best Buy as a launch retailer for the device at its debut for general availability.
Discussion: PR Newswire, iLounge, MacStories and Edible Apple
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Walmart to offer Verizon iPhone 4 starting tomorrow
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Walmart Will Offer Verizon iPhone Starting Tomorrow In 600 Stores
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Sales of Apple's Verizon iPhone predicted to top 1M in first week
Sales of Apple's Verizon iPhone predicted to top 1M in first week
Discussion: Digital Trends, msnbc.com and MacStories
Aemon Malone / Digital Trends: Walmart to sell Verizon iPhone starting tomorrow
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Verizon iPhone orders begin today for all customers
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Verizon iPhone Sales Expected To Top 1 Million In First Week
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Verizon iPhone 4 Now Available for Online Orders
Verizon iPhone 4 Now Available for Online Orders
Discussion: AppleInsider, CNET News, PC World, AppAdvice, eWeek, Tech Trader Daily, AppleInsider, TUAW, Electronista, The Next Web, Engadget, BlogsDNA, O'Grady's PowerPage and Phones Review
Lance Whitney / CNET News: eBay paying for smartphones
Bryan Wolfe / AppAdvice: Walmart Will Begin Selling Verizon iPhones
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Enterprise Mobility: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown Hints at Apple's Future
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple Store relaunches with new Verizon iPhone 4
Chris Ullrich / TUAW: Verizon iPhone hands-on: better calls, slower data, the iPhone …
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Verizon iPhone 4 Now Available To Order By All
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Verizon iPhone 4 Back On Apple Stores
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Verizon iPhone 4 now available via Apple Store web site
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
Verizon iPhone 4 antenna problems persist (video)
Verizon iPhone 4 antenna problems persist (video)
Discussion: Computerworld, Network World, Redmond Pie, Fortune, Digital Trends, IntoMobile, iThinkDifferent, GottaBeMobile, TechCrunch, DSLreports, Techland, Inquirer, Apple Bitch and AppAdvice, Thanks:starrett
Bob Brown / Computerworld: Verizon iPhone 4 coming to Walmart Thursday
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: AT&T still smarting from antennagate
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: The Verizon iPhone is officially here for everyone
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: Verizon iPhone 4 Has Familiar Antenna Problems
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Apple fails to fix Iphone 4 antenna for Verizon
Alexander Vaughn / AppAdvice: Death Grip Signal Attenuation Still A Reality With The Verizon iPhone
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Dell Adamo, spunky MacBook Air rival, is no more — After a few last gasps at deep discounts, the Dell Adamo line and brand name will be discontinued, CNET has learned. First revealed—with much fanfare—at CES in 2009, the Adamo was a worthy competitor to Apple's groundbreaking laptop.
Discussion: VentureBeat, PC World, Digital Trends, The Tech Report, CrunchGear, Laptops and Desktops Blog, Engadget and SlashGear
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Dell dumps its Macbook Air competitor Adamo
Jared Newman / PC World: Dell Adamo: RIP MacBook Air Rival
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Dell discontinues ultraportable Adamo laptops
Geoff Gasior / The Tech Report: Dell puts Adamo ultraportable out to pasture
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Dell Discontinues The Adamo
Sean Portnoy / Laptops and Desktops Blog: Dell discontinues Adamo laptop, leaving MacBook Air with one fewer competitor
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Dell Adamo gets the axe
Wall Street Journal:
Apple's New iPad in Production — Apple Inc. has started production of a new version of its iPad tablet computer, said people familiar with the matter. — The new device will be thinner, lighter and will come with a faster processor, more memory and a more powerful graphics processor, said the people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Business Wire, Fast Company, Hillicon Valley, Computerworld, PC World, Mashable!, FierceWireless, TechSpot, TechnoBuffalo, dailywireless.org, Black Web 2.0, Post Tech, CNET News, Inquirer, USA Today, blogs.chron.com, Techland, ReadWriteWeb, DailyTech, iLounge, Fonehome.co.uk, Gearlog, The Register, I4U News, Zatz Not Funny!, Pocket-lint and BlogsDNA
Ben Patterson / Business Wire: WSJ's iPad 2 story deflates some “lofty” expectations
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iPad Rumor Round-Up: Thinner, Faster, In-Production, Same Old Screen Resolution
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Report: Apple begins production on iPad 2.0
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: iPad 2 shows Tim Cook is Apple's new ninja
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple puts iPad 2 into production; AT&T, Verizon to sell it
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Report: Apple begins production of iPad 2
Emily Price / TechnoBuffalo: iPad 2 Reportedly In Production
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: iPad2 — Apple has started manufacturing a new version …
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: The Circuit: Twitter and WikiLeaks, Firefox Do Not Track …
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: iPad 2 already in production
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Apple Ipad 2 goes into production
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Next iPad Already in Production?
Mark Kurlyandchik / DailyTech: Report: iPad 2 in Production, No Resolution Improvements
Charles Starrett / iLounge: WSJ: iPad 2 in production, to be thinner, lighter, faster
Jon / Fonehome.co.uk: iPad 2 said to be in production - thinner, faster and with a front facing camera
Brian Heater / Gearlog: iPad 2 in Production - Rumor
Bill Ray / The Register: iPad TWO: What, already? — Son of Fondleslab production pre-happening, says someone
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: New Apple iPad 2 is in Production
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: WSJ says iPad 2 is in production
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Apple iPad 2 Goes Into Production @ Hon Hai Precision Industry
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
WSJ on iPad 2: FaceTime, thinner, lighter, faster, 1024 x 768 display
WSJ on iPad 2: FaceTime, thinner, lighter, faster, 1024 x 768 display
Discussion: Computerworld and Newlaunches.com
Ross Miller / Engadget:
PS3 ‘jailbreak code’ retweeted by Sony's Kevin Butler, no punchline needed — Oh, honey. Sony PlayStation's (entirely fictional) Kevin Butler holds many (also fictional) positions within the company, but apparently none of them require him to keep up with (very real) news events.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Crave, tmblr.us, Digital Trends, TechEye, GamePolitics News, The Blog Herald, @maymaym, @gjmf and @jonfildes
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Irony Alert: In the Middle of Anti-Jailbreaking Lawsuit …
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog: Sony mistakenly retweets PS3 jailbreak code
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Sony accidentally retweets PS3 ‘jailbreak’ …
Hector Dish / TechEye: Sony PR man Kevin Butler tweets PS3 root key
Tanner Godarzi / The Blog Herald: Sony Proves It Fails At Social Media
@maymaym: I suppose 46 DC EA D3 17 FE 45 D8 09 23 EB 97 E4 95 64 10 D4 CD B2 C2 is the new 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5- 63-56-88-c0? #PS3 #AACS
Graham Freeman / @gjmf: Someone should register 46DCEAD317FE45D80923EB97E4956410D4CDB2C 2.net & use it to remind us about the Sony rootkit ( http://bit.ly/i6JkmV )
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Bill Gates Dumping Microsoft Shares By The Millions — Over the past 12 months, Chairman Bill has sold off 90 million shares in the company he co-founded. Does he think it's become that bad an investment? — Maybe he's not impressed with its tablet strategy.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Meet Microsoft's new Server and Tools boss: Satya Nadella — Microsoft has gone in-house and chosen Satya Nadella as the new president of the company's Server and Tools division. — Nadella will be replacing Server and Tools President Bob Muglia, who announced his plans to leave the company in January.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog, Microsoft, LiveSide.net, The Microsoft Blog, Reuters, The Next Web, BoomTown, WinRumors, @dannysullivan and Softpedia News
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Hey, Bing has a Like Button!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Bing Overlord Satya Nadella Promoted to President of Server and Tools at Microsoft
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: damn. microsoft robs @bing of great top exec — though congrats to Satya http://techme.me/B=0K
James Holland / Electricpig.co.uk:
Steve Jobs' first TV appearance: video — Was Steve Jobs always the polished performer? No. Was he always cool, calm and confident in front of the cameras? From this warm-up footage prior to what's claimed to be his first appearance on TV, it seems so. Read on, gawp at Steve Jobs sans …
Discussion: Bits, The Atlantic Online, TechCrunch, SAI, MacNN, msnbc.com, NBC Bay Area and MacDailyNews
Nick Bilton / Bits: A 23-Year-Old Steve Jobs on TV
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: Video of the Day: Steve Jobs' First Television Appearance
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Fantastic Video Of A Nervous 23 Year-Old Steve Jobs About To Go On National TV
Helen A.S. Popkin / msnbc.com: Pre-caffeine tech: Apple news, ‘Star Wars’ too
Josh Kleinbaum / NBC Bay Area: A Nervous Steve Jobs? Yes, It Happened
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users Reached 1.6 Billion Units in 2010; Smartphone Sales Grew 72 Percent in 2010 — Apple and RIM Displaced Sony Ericsson and Motorola in Mobile Device Manufacturers Ranking — Worldwide mobile device sales to end users totaled 1.6 billion units in 2010 …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, TechCrunch, TechEye, Inquirer, MarketingVOX and IntoMobile
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Mobile phone sales surge, component shortages to extend to second half of 2011
Dean Wilson / TechEye: Mobile device sales boomed in 2010
David Neal / Inquirer: Smartphone sales grew 72 per cent in 2010
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: 2010 Android Shipments Ten Times 2009′s [Study]
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Rolls Out Major Upgrades To Ad System — This evening Facebook has rolled out a number of significant upgrades to the company's self-serve advertising system which will benefit those marketing their Facebook Pages as well as advertisers in general. — Sponsored Stories
Discussion: Softpedia News
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Skype for iPhone now lets you make video calls to TVs — A small, but interesting, update to Skype's iPhone app got pushed out today. Version 3.0.1 builds on the video calling capability that was added back in December by adding support for a wider range of Skype clients and devices, including Skype for TV.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, TiPb and The Big Blog
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Video conference from your iPhone to your TV
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Skype for iPhone updated to support Skype for TV
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Visa Buys Virtual Goods Monetization Platform PlaySpan For $190 Million In Cash — PlaySpan, a virtual goods monetization platform, has been acquired by Visa. According to the release, Visa will pay $190 million in cash for the company, plus additional payouts for performance milestones.
Discussion: VentureBeat, alarm:clock, Digital Trends, Business Wire, VatorNews, silicontap.com and Payments News
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Visa approves this transaction: PlaySpan for $190M
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Industry first: Smartphones pass PCs in sales — International Data Corp is showing that in the final quarter of 2010, smartphones passed global PC shipments for the first time in history. — As predicted a few months ago, Smartphones have passed PCs in global numbers.
Discussion: CNET News, SAI, Geek.com, Techcraver.com, Digital Society and Mobile Knots, Thanks:llsethj
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Gartner: Android ranks 2nd in global smartphones
Henry Blodget / SAI: IT'S OFFICIAL: The Smartphone Market Is Now Bigger Than The PC Market
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Smartphones outsell PCs for the first time in history
Jason Harris / Techcraver.com: Finally: More Smartphones Sold than PCs!
George Ou / Digital Society: Milestone - Smartphones sales surpass PCs
Apurva Chaudhary / Mobile Knots: Smartphones finally outsells PCs
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mitch Kapor Leads $600,000 Angel Round In Video Transcription Startup SpeakerText — SpeakerText, a scrappy startup that automates video transcriptions through a combination of clever algorithms and crowdsourcing, raised $600,000 from a group of angel investors led by Mitch Kapor.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: SpeakerText Gets Investment Round from Mitch Kapor, Others
Joseph Galante / Business Week:
Amazon's Data-Center Guru Honed Skills Fixing Lamborghinis — James Hamilton's challenge: making data centers more efficient while fending off a threat from IBM, AT&T, and Microsoft — Amazon.com (AMZN) Vice-President James Hamilton's schooling in computer data centers started under the hood of a Lamborghini Countach.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Amazon Buys Dublin Site for Data Center