MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Acquires Group Messaging Service Beluga In A Talent AND Technology Deal — Facebook has just acquired group messaging service Beluga, we've learned. — Here's what we know: Facebook has acquired both the product and the team, and the plan is apparently to keep the service open for now.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, VentureBeat, Beluga, L.A. Times Tech Blog, GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb, VatorNews, louisgray.com, IntoMobile, GMSV, parislemon, Androinica, Mashable!, @tomkrazit, Black Web 2.0 and @chrishogg
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Facebook snaps up group messaging service Beluga
Ryan Kim / GigaOM: Facebook Follows Our Advice, Buys Beluga
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Acquires Group Messaging Startup Beluga, Says App Will Continue “For Now”
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Facebook dives into group chat, buys Beluga
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Facebook buys Beluga group messaging service
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Odds and ends: Gmail woes, Steve Jobs' missed knighthood opportunity, Facebook buys Beluga
Michael Heller / Androinica: Facebook acquires Beluga messaging app
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Facebook Acquires Group Messaging Startup Beluga
Tom Krazit / @tomkrazit: Facebook acquires the three ex-Googlers behind mobile group messaging app startup Beluga: http://bit.ly/hRV7hb #mnbuzz
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Is Facebook Group Texting Coming Soon? — Facebook has been trying to serve as a tool for enabling friends keep in touch with each other and today the company appears to be expanding such functionality through the acquisition of Beluga, a group texting product.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft delivers its ‘other’ tablet operating system: Windows Embedded Compact 7 — Microsoft announced general availability on March 1 of the final version of its Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system, codenamed “Chelan.” — Microsoft posted a 180-day trial version …
Discussion: The Next Web, Liliputing, Softpedia News, WinRumors, Daring Fireball and Electronista
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: You can now download the Windows Embedded Compact 7 RTM
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Windows Embedded Compact 7 now available for phones, tablets etc is a post from: Liliputing
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Windows Embedded Compact 7 RTM now available
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Preparing Windows 8 Tablet Design Demos For June
Microsoft Preparing Windows 8 Tablet Design Demos For June
Discussion: PC World, Softpedia News, GeekSmack, GottaBeMobile, Crave, Download Squad, msnbc.com, Inquirer, Ubergizmo, blogs.chron.com, WinRumors and Neowin.net
Jared Newman / PC World: Windows 8 Tablet Demo Rumored for June
Paul Paliath / GeekSmack: Microsoft wraps up Windows 8 M2, begins compiling M3 builds
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Microsoft Ready to Demo Windows 8 Tablets by June?
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Windows 8 tablet demo scheduled for June?
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: Will we see Windows 8 tablet in June?
Spencer Dalziel / Inquirer: Microsoft is working on a Windows 8 tablet design
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Windows 8 tablets to be demonstrated in June?
Tom Warren / WinRumors: First Windows 8 Milestone 3 build compiled
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: Microsoft to show off Windows 8 Tablet design demos in June
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
With Jobs Definitely Mulling Appearance at iPad Event, Let's Hope the Focus Is on the Product — According to several sources close to the situation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs-who is on a health-related leave from the company-is definitely considering an appearance at its big iPad 2 event tomorrow.
Discussion: Bits, CNET News, AppleInsider, Macworld, SAI, MacRumors, Tech Trader Daily, I4U News, World of Apple, NBC Bay Area, TiPb, Techland, AOL News, Electronista, msnbc.com, 9 to 5 Mac, AllNewsMac and Softpedia News
Nick Bilton / Bits: What Will the iPad 2 Look Like? — We're just hours away …
James Martin / CNET News: Apple sets the stage for the iPad 2
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Steve Jobs Appearance at iPad 2 Event Possible
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: Jobs Considering Attending Tomorrow's Event
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Apple May Unveil Steve Jobs Wednesday: Report
Mary Phillips-Sandy / AOL News: Apple Set to Announce iPad 2, but Will Steve Jobs Be in the House?
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: Rumor: Steve Jobs may appear at iPad 2 launch
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Steve Jobs to attend iPad 2 launch?
Steve Mayo / AllNewsMac: Steve Jobs is ‘considering’ an appearance on the next generation iPad (iPad 2) event
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple Staffer: iPad 3 Is The One To “Make A Song & Dance About” — We've received some tidbits of information about the iPad 2 launch tomorrow from an Apple staffer: — MobileMe is being revamped with cloud storage features. — The iPad 2 is a ho-hum update. It's more of a speed bump than a redesign.
Discussion: mocoNews, App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, SAI, Apple Bitch and Electronista
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: What To Expect From Apple's iPad 2 Event
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple to launch Social App tomorrow? MediaStream?
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Apple fights for ‘App Store’ name, calls Microsoft clueless as usual — Apple is defending its attempt to trademark the phrase “App Store,” saying in a new filing that Microsoft has failed to prove that the term should be left open for use by competing mobile application marketplaces.
Discussion: mocoNews, MacRumors, SAI, Electronista and iLounge
Joe Mullin / mocoNews: Apple: Why We Need An ‘App Store’ Trademark
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Apple And Microsoft Fight Over “App Store” Trademark
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Apple responds in ‘App Store’ trademark dispute
Brooks Boliek / Politico:
Apple fires back at Microsoft on ‘app store’
Apple fires back at Microsoft on ‘app store’
Discussion: Digital Daily, Digital Trends and Fast Company
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: QOTD: Like “Office” and “Word” Aren't Generic...
Aemon Malone / Digital Trends: Apple and Microsoft spar over ‘App Store’ trademark
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google's New In-App Payments Product Set For Launch In May 2011 — Google was originally set to debut in-app payments support for Android in the fourth quarter of 2010, and recently said that the launch would be delayed until the end of this quarter. Be that as it may, the company is set …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: In-App Payments for Android Still Coming in Q1 2011
Michael Santo / Examiner: Android's in-app payment system coming in May: report
Reza / Social Gold: Changes for Social Gold
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad: Android in-app payments may finally launch in May
Chris Davies / Android Community: Google in-app payments due May 2011 tips Jambool
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Google to launch in-app payments for Android in May? (Updated)
Richi Jennings / Computerworld:
Google Apps and Gmail outage outrage: Problem NOT resolved — Update: The Gmail outage is not yet resolved, despite 35,000 Google Apps and consumer Gmail users agonizing over missing mail. The cloud service provider is furiously restoring from backup tapes as we speak.
Discussion: internetnews.com, Royal Pingdom, BetaNews, CNN, Mobile Marketing Watch, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Digits, Search Engine Watch, BBC, ITworld.com, @akovacs, SlashGear, Network World, Googling Google Blog, Daily Mail, Digital Trends, BBC, msnbc.com, The Huffington Post, Neowin.net, Geek.com, Techland, HEXUS.net, Data Center Knowledge, NBC Bay Area, Post Tech and TechCrunch
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Google Explains Reasons for Gmail Glitch
John D. Sutter / CNN: How did Google lose, and find, all those e-mails?
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Gmail still down for some users; bug in software storage update blamed
Michael Hickins / Digits: Tape Rescues Google in Lost Email Scare
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: Google Restoring Gmail Accounts After Buggy Update
Andrew Kovacs / @akovacs: Gmail data for the 0.012% restored from tapes, in 2 hours plan to begin moving it back to inboxes. Those w/ more mail will take more time
Samia Perkins / SlashGear: Gmail: Google finds missing emails eaten by bug
Paul McNamara / Network World: Google apologizes for Gmail bug that shook 150,000 users
Christopher Dawson / Googling Google Blog: Gmail outage: The sky is not falling
Simon Neville / Daily Mail: Google's email service wipes entire email accounts of 150,000 Gmail users
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Gmail will be restored for everyone very soon, says Google
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC: Vodafone and Google: A question of trust
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Google restoring 40,000 lost Gmail accounts
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: Google restoring Gmail accounts from backup
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Google restoring lost Gmail data from tape backups
Sarah Griffiths / HEXUS.net: Google update caused Gmail problems
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Google Turns to Tape to Rescue Lost Gmail
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area: Google Apologizes for Gmail Outage
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: The Circuit: Patent reform, voting to disapprove net neutrality, Google explains e-mail scare
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's New Comments Box Plugin Filters Website Comment Reels by Relevance — Facebook has released a major update to its embeddable Comments Box social plugin for third-party websites. The plugin processes social signals to surface the most relevant comments, and a new moderation dashboard allows admins …
Discussion: TechCrunch, paidContent, TechCrunch, NewsGrange, ReadWriteWeb, Black Web 2.0, The Next Web and Lost Remote, more at Mediagazer »
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Rolls Out Overhauled Comments System (Try Them Now On TechCrunch)
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Facebook Launches Improved Commenting Plugin: Should Disqus and Co. be Scared?
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Now Powers Comments All Around the Web
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Facebook's Commenting Platform: The Pros and Cons
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Facebook rolls out new comments plugin
Ray C. He / Facebook Developers:
Improving Comments Across The Web
Improving Comments Across The Web
Discussion: All Facebook, The Blog Herald, Techie Buzz and Mashable!
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Launches New Comments Plug-In
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald: Facebook: Comments Now Spam, Troll Unfriendly
Pallab De / Techie Buzz: Facebook Launches New Comments Platform
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!: Facebook Releases Robust Updates to Its Comments Plugin
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Too Much Data? New Evernote Should Help — Evernote today launched a redesigned version of its iPhone software, adding new views and features that further help to organize thoughts on the go. Evernote 4, available in the iTunes App Store, now supports multiple attachments and up to 90 minutes of audio recording per note.
Discussion: VentureBeat, PC World, Evernote Blogcast, Mashable!, TUAW, Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, AppScout, Softpedia News, MacStories, Download Squad, everythingiCafe, MobileCrunch, @kenburbary, IntoMobile and Lifehacker
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Evernote for iPhone Gets a Facelift
Steven Sande / TUAW: Evernote 4 iPhone / iPod touch app starts with a clean slate
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Evernote For iOS Gets a Complete Makeover
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Evernote Totally Redesigns Its iPhone App
Terrance Gaines / AppScout: Major Evernote Overhaul for iPhone
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Evernote's iPhone App Updated With Extensive Redesign
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Evernote for iOS completely overhauled, now faster and easier to use
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Evernote Gets Major Overhaul For v4.0
Scott Merrill / MobileCrunch: Completely Redesigned Evernote 4 for iPhone Is Now Available
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Evernote Redesigns iPhone/iPod Apps for Browsing
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Gordon Brown ‘blocked knighthood’ for Steve Jobs — Gordon Brown blocked an honorary knighthood for Apple founder Steve Jobs, it has emerged. — Apple chief executive Steve Jobs poses with the Apple iPad — The then-Prime Minister refused to knight Mr Jobs in 2009 because he turned …
Discussion: Examiner, Digital Trends, CNET News, The Next Web, MacStories, AppleInsider, TUAW, World of Apple, Gizmodo, p2pnet, Computerworld, Techland, Geek.com, @dannysullivan, SlashGear, 9 to 5 Mac, Gearlog, AllNewsMac, iPhone Buzz, The Register and Epicenter
Michael Santo / Examiner: PM Brown blocked honorary knighthood for Steve Jobs in 2009
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Report: Steve Jobs came close to knighthood
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Steve Jobs ‘Blocked from British Knighthood’
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Steve Jobs Almost Received An Honourary Knighthood
Steven Sande / TUAW: How Steve Jobs missed knighthood in 2009
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Steve Jobs Was Denied a Knighthood
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: iPad 2.0 late to the UK? I blame Gordon Brown
Samantha Rollins / Techland: Steve Jobs' Honorary Knighthood Blocked
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Steve Jobs denied knighthood for not speaking at a political conference
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: that's OK. Steve Jobs refused to give Gordon Brown an iPad, so they're even on the whole knighthood thing
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Steve Jobs knighthood blocked by ex UK Prime Minister
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Steve Jobs blocked for knighthood by Gordon Brown?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Steve Jobs Turned Down for Knighthood
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Steve Jobs knighthood blocked, ex-Apple worker admits to $2m conspiracy, Apple heads east
John Oates / The Register: Ex-PM blocked Steve Jobs knighthood
John C Abell / Epicenter: ‘Sir’ Steve Scotched by Vengeful Prime Minister?
Hipmunk Hotels — Today's a big day for Hipmunk: we're now searching hotels. We've designed our hotel search around one basic premise: to find you a good deal in a good location. — Hipmunk helps you find the interesting parts of a city and see which hotels are nearby. Our hotel search is built around a big map.
Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, Techland, Mashable!, @lbraun2000, Tnooz, Xconomy and The Next Web
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Flight search startup Hipmunk now ranks hotels by “ecstasy”
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Hipmunk Brings a Little Ecstasy to Hotel Search and Booking
Michelle Castillo / Techland: Meta-Search Engine Hipmunk Now Lets You Search Hotels
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Travel Startup Hipmunk Adds Hotels to Popular Flight Search
Wade Roush / Xconomy: Hipmunk Takes On Hotel Search
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Hipmunk launches hotel search based on “Ecstasy” and helpful heat maps
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Verizon eyes tiered pricing for mid-summer — (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless will replace its unlimited mobile data service with usage-based pricing for iPhone customers around the middle of the summer, according to the finance chief of parent Verizon Communications.
Discussion: Bloomberg, GigaOM, Yahoo! News, Verizon, Engadget, Bloomberg, Mobilized, MacRumors, FierceWireless, iLounge, IntoMobile, PalmAddicts, MobileBurn.com, Android Phone Fans, MacDailyNews, MacStories and MacNN
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg: Verizon Wireless Will End Unlimited Data Plans for IPhone
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Verizon to Introduce Tiered Pricing for iPhone
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Verizon targeting mid-summer for tiered data plans, doesn't yet know what kinds of tiers they'll be
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg: Verizon Wireless to Drop Unlimited IPhone Data Plans, CFO Says
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Verizon to Drop Unlimited iPhone Data Plans as Soon as This Summer [Updated]
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Verizon to discontinue unlimited iPhone data plans
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Verizon killing off unlimited data plans, prepping tiered options for mid-2011
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Verizon to end unlimited iPhone plan
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: Verizon CFO confirms tiered data plans coming this summer
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Verizon: We're Moving to Tiered Data Plans This Summer
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Verizon iPhone Unlimited Data Plan Could Be Discontinued This Summer
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Ex-Apple employee pleads guilty in kickback scheme — * Devine worked as a global supply manager at Apple — * Accused of taking kickbacks from suppliers — * Devine “a good man who made a mistake” - defense lawyer (Adds comments from Devine attorney and Apple, byline)
Discussion: Computerworld, BBC, eWeek, CNET News, IntoMobile, Digital Trends, Techland, TUAW, Engadget, Digital Daily, TG Daily, SlashGear, The Register, Know Your Mobile, TechEye and Financial Times
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Ex-Apple manager pleads guilty to $2.3M kickback scheme
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Apple Kickback Offender Pleads Guilty, Forfeits $2.3 Million
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Ex-Apple manager pleads guilty in kickback case
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Former Apple employee convicted in Asian supplier kickback scheme
Michelle Castillo / Techland: Former Apple Employee Pleads Guilty to Receiving Kickbacks
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Former Apple employee convicted of money laundering, wire fraud
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Former Apple employee admits he sold confidential info, cost the company in excess of $2 million
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Rotten Apple Pleads Guilty in Kickback Case
Kate Taylor / TG Daily: Ex-Apple manager faces 20 years for fraud
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Ex-Apple manager admits $2m conspiracy
John Oates / The Register: Bad Appler pleads guilty
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Apple suppliers fed ex employee, Paul Devine, cash for roadmaps
Joseph Menn / Financial Times: Former Apple employee pleads guilty to fraud
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Andreessen Horowitz Makes It a Foursome-Adds IronPort's Scott Weiss as Investing GP — High-profile venture firm Andreessen Horowitz added another investing general partner to their group today, with the appointment of IronPort Co-founder Scott Weiss. — Weiss is the fourth investing GP …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ben's blog
Bhorowitz / ben's blog: Picking a General Partner
Brice Morrison / Inside Social Games:
How Zynga Defused Its FarmVille Time-Bomb — [Editor's note: This is a guest post by Brice Morrison, editor of game industry design site The Game Prodigy.] — When Zynga's FarmVille hit 80 million players on year ago in February 2010, it was a breathtaking event for the entire games industry.
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Bing's Shopping Search Gets Smarter with Natural Language Capabilities — If you search for “air jordans under $100” on Google today, you will get a nice list of ten blue links. If you search on Google's shopping site, you will get quite a few results with prices around $250.
Discussion: Bing, Search Engine Watch, LiveSide.net and The Next Web
Bing: Bing Feature Update: Searching for a good deal? New natural language capabilities in Bing Shopping understand prices
Brent Rangen / Search Engine Watch: New on Bing: Flight Auto Suggest & Natural Language Shopping Search
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Bing expands natural language search: query by price
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Big Appetite: Greylock Sends Entrepreneurs a Message with Expanded $1 Billion Fund — In case you missed it, being a super angel is officially passe. The new hotness is having a late-stage growth cash. Sequoia Capital is doing it. Andreessen Horowitz is doing it. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is doing it.
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Greylock grows fund XIII to $1 billion
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
StatCounter: Bing Just Beat Yahoo Worldwide — According to analytics firm StatCounter, the Bing search engine has just overtaken Yahoo for the first time worldwide during the month of February 2011. From StatCounter Global Stats, Bing closed out the month with a 4.37% search share compared with Yahoo's 3.93%.
Discussion: StatCounter Global Stats, Neowin.net, VentureBeat, The Next Web and Gearlog
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Bing continues to gain, beats out Yahoo again
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Microsoft's Bing overtakes Yahoo globally (again)
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Bing Beating Yahoo Internationally for First Time
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Skype Teams Up With Citrix To Bring GoToMeeting Web Conferencing To Business Offerings — As the company looks to boost revenue in 2011 in advance of an IPO, Skype is pursuing an aggressive enterprise strategy. Today, Skype's VP of Enterprise, David Gurle, is announcing a strategic partnership …
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits: Skype Opens a Conference Call Service
Simon Mackie / GigaOM: Web Conferencing Coming to Skype With GoToMeeting Integration
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
70% of the Public Finds Piracy Socially Acceptable — During the last decade the entertainment industries have tried numerous strategies to thwart Internet piracy. One of the most common, especially with the music industry, was to sue some file-sharers into submission thereby creating a climate of fear designed to deter others.
Discussion: PlagiarismToday, msnbc.com and GizmoFusion
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: 70% Solution
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: 70 percent find piracy socially acceptable, says poll
Richard G Russell / Foredecker:
Working At Microsoft-20% Time and Prototypes — I quite often see assumptions on the inter-tubes that writing software at Microsoft is a mind-numbingly boring, tedious, manual, excruciating, soul-crushing bureaucratic exercise. This couldn't be further from the truth - especially in Windows.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Buys Security Analytics Software Developer Zynamics — It looks like Google has made an acquisition today: security analytics software company Zynamics. — Here's the post on Zynamic's blog: We're pleased to announce that zynamics has been acquired by Google!
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Motorola prices WiFi-only Xoom at £450 in the UK (update: €700 in Germany with 3G) — Finally Motorola gives us a chance to say something positive about its pricing of the 10.1-inch, Tegra 2-powered Xoom tablet. UK electronics retailer PC World has just put up its Xoom pre-order page …
Discussion: Electronista, Android Community, Computerworld, BGR, The Next Web, Yahoo! News, Phones Review, Ubergizmo, Android Phone Fans, Liliputing and Softpedia News
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Eight reasons the Motorola Xoom beats the iPad
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: PC World UK tips pricing on Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM; £449 ($730)
Andrew Couts / Yahoo! News: Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi priced at £450 (about $730) in the UK
Edwin Kee / Ubergizmo: Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi only pricing revealed
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Only UK Pricing Revealed
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
NVIDIA Tegra Zone officially launched, takes Android to new dual-core heights — It's the first of March, which in NVIDIA land means no longer just talking about Tegra Zone, but actually activating it and letting users see what all the fuss is about. For those who've not yet heard of it …
Discussion: VentureBeat, IntoMobile and GottaBeMobile
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Nvidia launches Tegra Zone to show off flashy Android games
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: NVIDIA Tegra Zone App for Android Apps Launches
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon's Android App Store Is Supposedly Launching This Month — Amazon's app store for Google Android devices is launching soon — this month — according to this tweet from mobile ad network Millennial Media. — “Launching this month! Amazon Appstore for #Android—learn more here,” …
Discussion: Engadget, Millennial Media, Gizmodo, Tech Trader Daily and Android Phone Fans
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Amazon Appstore for Android launching this month?
Jeff Tennery / Millennial Media: What's in Store for Android Developers
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Rumor: Amazon's App Store for Android is Coming This Month
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
This 26-Year-Old Is Making Millions Cutting Out Traditional Publishers With Amazon Kindle — Welcome to disruption. 26-year old Amanda Hocking is the best-selling “indie” writer on the Kindle store, meaning she doesn't have a publishing deal, Novelr says. — And she shouldn't.
Discussion: GigaOM, Yahoo! News, the Econsultancy blog, @r and Kindle Review, more at Mediagazer »
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Book Publishers Need to Wake Up And Smell the Disruption
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Digital may not save book publishers, but...
Rex Hammock / @r: When I think of Amanda Hocking http://techme.me/BDl9 it makes me realize agency-model publisher execs are kids laughing in a field of rye.
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Report Finds Connected Devices, Not Phones, Leading the Explosion in Mobile Wireless — Wireless consultant Chetan Sharma has just released an updated report on U.S. mobile data for the last quarter of 2010, and it points to the growth in the wireless market, in mobile penetration and in data usage.
Discussion: mocoNews and Evolver.fm
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm: What Smartphone Rise Means for Gamers, Filmmakers, Music Producers