Dave Horne / Blaze.io:
iPhone vs. Android - 45,000 Tests Prove Whose Browser is Faster — Android 52% faster, speeds past iPhone on 84% of sites* … Browser performance is a big deal. Browser speed was a major bullet point - if not the top point - in practically every browser release this last year.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Loop, DSLreports, The Huffington Post, Pulse2, Neowin.net, FierceMobileContent, Electronista, WebProNews, Android Phone Fans, SlashGear and Epicenter
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Report Finds Browsing on Android Over 50% Faster Than on iPhone
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Study comparing Android to iPhone Web browsing speed flawed
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Android Phones Load Webpages 50% Faster Than iPhone
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: iPhone Slower Than Android In Loading Web Pages
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: 45,000 Browser Tests Say Android Browser More Than 50% Faster Than iOS's Safari
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Sorry Steve: Android 50% Faster than iPhone on the Web
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Android 50% faster than iPhone 4 in loading Web pages, study says — Blaze Software tests also show Android loading 84% of Fortune 1000 Web sites faster — Computerworld - The latest Android smartphone loaded Web pages 52% faster than iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3, according to thousands …
Discussion: BGR, IntoMobile, Android Community and PC World
Zach Epstein / BGR: 45,000 tests prove Android surfs faster than the iPhone
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Android 50% faster than iPhone 4 in page load speeds?
Shane McGlaun / Android Community: Blaze Software says Android 50% faster than iPhone 4
Matt Hamblen / PC World: Wi-Fi-only Xoom Arrives in U.S. March 27 for $599
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Offers Support to Apple Employees Affected by Earthquake — Photo of Apple Store in Sendai, Japan by naok — Apple CEO Steve Jobs is reported to have sent a message to Apple staff regarding the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The contents of the email were posted to Chihouban.com …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, BGR, SAI, Gearlog, Pulse2, iLounge, iClarified, MacStories, The Next Web, Softpedia News, MacNN and Techland
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Steve Jobs sends message of support to Apple's team in Japan
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple's Steve Jobs emails team in Japan, offers support
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Steve Jobs Emails Apple Staff In Japan
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple CEO Jobs sends message of support to Apple Japan
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Steve Jobs Offers Support To Apple Employees Affected By Disasters In Japan
Samantha Rollins / Techland: Apple Postpones Japanese Launch of iPad 2
Ryan Gavin / The Windows Blog:
2.3 Million Downloads of IE9 in the first 24 hours — Internet Explorer 9 has now been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours since its Monday night release. That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds. Wow.
Discussion: eWeek, Network World, ConceivablyTech, PC World, Yahoo! News, Inquirer, MSDN Blogs, Download Squad, BetaNews, Engadget, MacHackPC, GeekSmack, Global Nerdy, SlashGear, Pulse2, Channel 9, The Download Blog, Web Browsers, Erictric, WinRumors, The Next Web, GeekWire, Gizmodo, Techie Buzz, TechNet Blogs and SocialTimes.com
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Internet Explorer 9 Downloaded 2.3 Million Times, Faces Challenges
Jon Brodkin / Network World: IE9 downloaded 27 times per second, but Microsoft browser share still declines
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech: IE9 First Day Downloads Disappoint
Adam Rosenberg / Yahoo! News: Microsoft touts 2.35 million IE9 downloads in first 24 hours
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: IE9 was downloaded 2.3 million times in 24 hours
Peter Laudati / MSDN Blogs: My Journey To Internet Explorer 9
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Firefox 4 to be released March 22, will it beat IE9?
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Internet Explorer 9 takes back the web — 2.35M downloads during first 24 hours
Christopher Trout / Engadget: Internet Explorer 9 hits 2.35 million downloads in first 24 hours, we're mildly impressed
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: IE9 Gets Over 2.3 Million Downloads in First 24 Hours
Seth Rosenblatt / The Download Blog: Mozilla sets a date for Firefox 4
FavBrowser / Web Browsers: IE9: 2.3 Million Downloads in 24 Hours
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Microsoft: Internet Explorer 9 Downloaded 2.35 Million Times in First 24 Hours
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: IE9 clocks 2.35 million downloads in 24 hours
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Browser race: IE9 hits 2.3M; Firefox 4 set for March 22
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: 2.3 Million IE9 Downloads in 24 Hours
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Internet Explorer 9 downloaded 2.3 million times in first day; Firefox 3 managed 8 million!
Internet Explorer 9 downloaded 2.3 million times in first day; Firefox 3 managed 8 million!
Discussion: gHacks Technology News, MobileWhack and Neowin.net, Thanks:downloadsquad
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News: Be Careful When Comparing Browser Download Records
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Asus To Launch $200 Chrome Netbook — The netbook market has more or less dried up; the little things might still be useful for light computing, but they've been clobbered by tablets as the go-to device for quick email and web browsing. Could it be that they're just not cheap enough?
Discussion: eWeek, PC World, DigiTimes, thechromesource, GottaBeMobile, Pulse2, Android Phone Fans, Liliputing, Pocket-lint, Softpedia News, Engadget, Ubergizmo, Techland, SlashGear, Gizmodo, The Tech Report, MacNN and Electricpig
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Chrome OS Computers Coming Despite iPad Impact
Monica Chen / DigiTimes: Asustek to launch US$200-250 netbook in June
Daniel Cawrey / thechromesource: Asus Plotting a Chrome OS Netbook?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Does a $200 Chrome Netbook Interest You?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Asus Planning $200 Chrome Netbook [RUMOR]
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: ASUS to Introduce Sub-$250 Netbook Running Android 3.0?
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Asus may launch an Android or Chrome OS netbook for under $250 is a post from: Liliputing
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Asus prepping ?120 laptop for June, claim sources
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Will a $200 ASUS Eee PC finally ship with Google's help?
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Asus to release Google Chrome netbooks?
Giles Turnbull / Techland: TechFast: IE9 Launch Success, Asus Rumors, Iran in Space
Chris Davies / SlashGear: $200 ASUS Eee PC could run Chrome OS in June
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: A $200 Android or Chrome Netbook Sounds Like a Good Idea, Asus
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Report: Asus, Intel prepping a $200-250 netbook
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Groupon Is Said to Discuss IPO Valuation of Up to $25 Billion — Groupon Inc. has held talks with banks about an initial public offering that would value the online-coupon company at as much as $25 billion, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions.
Discussion: Fortune, Screenwerk, The Atlantic Online, SAI, Wall Street Journal, Deal Journal, WebProNews, Pulse2 and PE Hub Blog
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Groupon's $25 billion IPO
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Groupon's IPO Valuation: $15B to $25B - Report
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Report: Groupon Wants to Raise $25 Billion in an IPO Bigger Than Google's
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Groupon Wants A $25 Billion IPO Valuation — Bigger Than Google's
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Groupon May Conduct $25 Billion IPO
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Groupon Talking To Bankers About $25 Billion IPO
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: peHUB First Read — Quake Update: Japan is using helicopters …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Rustock Botnet Flatlined, Spam Volumes Plummet — The global volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide took a massive nosedive today following what appears to be a coordinated takedown of the Rustock botnet, one of the world's most active spam-generating machines.
Discussion: PC World, Inquirer, The Register, M86 Security Labs Blog and Security Watch
Jeremy Kirk / PC World: Notorious Spamming Botnet, Rustock, Takes a Fall
Asavin Wattanajantra / Inquirer: Junk email botnet Rustock stops spouting spam
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: The Rustock Botnet is Down, But Maybe Not Out
Amazon Appstore: Apps and Prices Leak [EXCLUSIVE] [UPDATE] — Today we accidentally tripped over some information regarding available apps and prices in Amazon's Appstore. The store itself is still not working yet, but now we have some first impressions of which apps Amazon is going to feature …
Discussion: mocoNews, FierceMobileContent, Electricpig, Fortune, ThinkMobile, SAI, Electronista, PhoneArena, Gizmodo, MobileBurn.com, Softpedia News, Phones Review and The Next Web
Mic Wright / Electricpig: Amazon Android app store details leaked
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Sneak peak of Amazon's Android Appstore
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Amazon Appstore (Android App Store) Prices Look Normalized to U.S. Dollar Instead of Euro
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Amazon Android App Store Revealed
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: This Is the Amazon App Store...Apparently
Jordan Crook / MobileBurn.com: Amazon's Appstore info leaked pre-launch
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World:
Samsung's MacBook Air Challenger Ready to Ship — You can thank me in advance for not calling the ultra-slim Samsung Series 9 laptop a “MacBook Air killer,” which it certainly is not. It is, however, a sleek featherweight of a portable PC, one that gives Apple's attractive Air a run for its money in the look-at-me competition.
Discussion: Mashable!, Samsung USA Newsroom, Laptops and Desktops Blog and Engadget
Samsung USA Newsroom: JUST IN TIME TO “LIGHTEN UP” FOR SPRING, LIGHTWEIGHT SAMSUNG SERIES 9 BECOMES AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Is More Ethical Than Google, Apple, Or Facebook — Google's motto may be “do no evil,” but that hasn't fooled an organization that rates the most ethical companies in the world. — This year, the Ethisphere Institute named Microsoft to its list of its 110 most ethical companies in the world …
Discussion: Forbes, The Huffington Post, Microsoft Corporation, TechEye, CNET News, TechFlash, Tech Europe and The Microsoft Blog
Jacquelyn Smith / Forbes: The World's Most Ethical Companies
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Microsoft is the most ethical company in the known cosmos
Jay Greene / CNET News: Microsoft, the do-gooder, makes the ethics grade
Ben Rooney / Tech Europe: 8 x 8: Thursday's Links — Not really a birthday to celebrate, but perhaps one to note.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
iPod touch showing freaky graphical glitches after iOS 4.3 update? (video) — Another issue appears to be plaguing those who've upgraded to iOS 4.3, though thankfully this one won't make them late for work. We're seeing dozens of reports online of iPod touch users, particularly …
Discussion: BGR, Neowin.net, TUAW and O'Grady's PowerPage
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: iPod touch users experiencing graphics issues after iOS 4.3 update [video]
Matthew Jones / Neowin.net: iPod touch owners report iOS 4.3 graphical glitches
Chris Ward / TUAW: iPod touch owners report graphics issues under iOS 4.3
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Paramount Pictures Partner With BitTorrent Release Movie — Distracted Media's Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey first hit the BitTorrent conciousness in mid 2010 when trying to raise funding for their latest project by selling frames of their upcoming horror movie.
Discussion: The Next Web, Electronista and Slashdot
New York Post:
iPad cads scalping buyers — If only there were an app to nail black-market extortionists. A cutthroat Asian group has set its crosshairs on the flagship Apple store on Fifth Avenue at 59th — scoring nearly every iPad 2 it can get its hands since the hot gizmo went on sale last week …
Discussion: App Advice, CNET News, The Apple Core Blog, PC World, Epicenter, GottaBeMobile, MacStories, Shiny Objects, WebProNews, MacDailyNews, SAI, ifoAppleStore, NYConvergence.com, Crave and The Register
Joe White / App Advice: Apple Store Manager: “There's Nothing We Can Do” About Black Market Extortionists
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Why are people waiting and paying more for iPad 2?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: 5 ways Apple botched the iPad 2 launch
John C Abell / Epicenter: iPad ‘Cads’ Scalping With Abandon: New York Post
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Beware The 200 Scalpers Outside New York's 5th Ave. Store
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Shortages Are The Price We Pay For A $500 iPad 2
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: iPad 2 Scalped in New York City
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Asian Scalpers Are Wiping Out Apple's Supply Of iPad 2s In New York
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore: iPad 2 Lines Persist, Supply Chain Is Key
Rik Myslewski / The Register: ‘iPad cads’ dash fanboi fondleslab hopes
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google offers help for U.S. nonprofits — U.S.-based nonprofit organizations can get discounts on advertising and Google Apps subscriptions as part of a new Google for Nonprofits program launched today. — Nonprofits will be able to take advantage of the exclusive offers through a one-stop application process.
Alfred Spector / Google for Non-Profits Blog: You're changing the world. We want to help.
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company: Google Announces New Service for Nonprofits
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch: Google Launches Nonprofits Website Program
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google For Nonprofits Program Launches
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Sony To Subpoena Two Years Of PS3 Hacker's PayPal Records — Query: If I donated $10 to Geohot's legal defense fund, does that make me liable for his actions, and do I have no right to keeping that donation private? It was, after all (if I made it), a perfectly legal transaction between two private citizens.
Discussion: PC World, Digital Trends, Ars Technica, DailyTech, Threat Level, VG247, OSNews, The Consumerist, The Register, TechEye, Eurogamer, Kotaku, Neowin.net and Electronista
Matt Peckham / PC World: Sony Scores Subpoena for PS3 Hacker's PayPal Data
David Kravets / Threat Level: Sony to Get PS3 Hacker's PayPal Records
Stephany Nunneley / VG247: Sony given permission to subpoena George Hotz's PayPal records
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Judge Gives Sony Access to Geohot's PayPal Records
Phil Villarreal / The Consumerist: Sony Can Sift Through Alleged Hacker's PayPal Records
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Sony will soon be able to sue hacker's mates
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Sony Can Now Go Through PS3 Hacker's PayPal Account
Michael Collado / Neowin.net: Sony to subpoena GeoHot's PayPal records
Betsy Lordan / Federal Trade Commission:
Firm to Pay FTC $250,000 to Settle Charges That It Used Misleading Online “Consumer” and “Independent” Reviews — A company selling a popular series of guitar-lesson DVDs will pay $250,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceptively advertised its products through online affiliate marketers …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Understanding Google …, paidContent, Technology & … and WebProNews
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Review Fraud Brings $250K FTC Fine
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search: FTC Extracts $250,00 Fine for Affiliate Reviews & Endorsements
Joe Mullin / paidContent: FTC Fines Company For Bogus Online Reviews
Venkat / Technology & Marketing Law Blog: FTC Online Endorsement Guidelines Strike Again - FTC Dings Legacy Learning Over Allegedly Misleading Affiliate Reviews
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Little Speakers, Big Bet: Andreessen Horowitz Invests $49 Million in Headset-Maker Jawbone — Little speakers, big bet: VC shop Andreessen Horowitz is putting $49 million into Jawbone, the company best known for its slim mobile headsets. — There aren't any other investors joining Andreessen Horowitz in the round.
Discussion: Disruptors, VentureBeat, SAI, GeekWire, TechCrunch, DealBook, FT Tech Hub, Digits and silicontap.com
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Motorola Xoom, Sony, iPhone 5
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Mobile headset maker Jawbone raises $49M
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Here's Why Andreessen Horowitz Invested $49 Million In A Headset Maker
John Cook / GeekWire: $49 million richer, Jawbone becomes latest Bay Area darling to kiss up to Seattle
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch: Jawbone Raises $49 Million from Andreessen Horowitz to Dominate Your Mobile Accessory World
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook: Andreessen Horowitz Makes a Bet on Jawbone
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Jawbone calls up $49m from Andreessen Horowitz
Kenneth Kwan / Gmail Blog:
New connection bar in Gmail for iPhone — Using Gmail in Safari on your iPhone gives you access to fast search, conversation view, stars, labels, and more. But it's sometimes frustrating not knowing whether your email has been sent or whether your phone has a functioning internet connection at all.
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Lifehacker, ThinkMobile, Download Squad, Shoutpedia, WebProNews, MacStories and iClarified
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Google announces connection bar for iPhone Gmail
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Google Gmail Connection Bar for iPhone: Another Step in Google's Plans for World Domination
Samuel Gibbs / Download Squad: Gmail iOS Web app gains new connection bar on the iPhone and iPod touch
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Gmail for iPhone Gets Connection Bar
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Adds A Bar to Gmail iOS Webapp
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Frankness, Facebook Go A Long Way For Accel Partners' Kevin Efrusy — (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story originally appeared in the March edition of Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, as part of a monthly feature profiling “rising stars” of the next generation of general partners.)
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sprint ‘Project Leapfrog’ rumors claim LTE network upgrade is underway — If we had a dime for every time Sprint CEO Dan Hesse (or spectrum partner Clearwire) has talked about a possible migration to LTE, we'd have... well, at least several dimes. A new rumor that's popped up from a couple sources today …
Discussion: BGR, GottaBeMobile, IntoMobile, Android Phone Fans, MacNN and HowardForums
Zach Epstein / BGR: Sprint transition to LTE already underway, analyst claims
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Sprint Has Already Begun Transition to LTE?
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Sprint already in the process of switching to LTE, they're calling the challenge “Project Leapfrog”
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Rumor: Sprint to Execute “Project Leapfrog” to Begin LTE Migration
VDubb / HowardForums: LTE Buildout Underway!
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine:
HTC Thunderbolt First Speed Tests: Freakin' Fast, Mixed Hotspot Mode Results — As the first 4G LTE phone for Verizon Wireless, there's a lot of pressure on the HTC Thunderbolt to deliver blazing speeds, especially since it costs $249. We just got our hands on this powerful 4.3-inch Android phone …
Discussion: GigaOM and mocoNews, Thanks:mspoonauer
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Will 4G Phones Change the Mobile Web Forever?
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: First 4G Device, HTC Thunderbolt, Comes To Verizon: Unlimited Data. For Now
Alex Howard / Gov 2.0:
Pew: More than half of US adults went online to get election news in 2010 — The Pew Internet and Life Project released new research today on the Internet and Campaign 2010 that 73% of adult internet users went online to get news, information or otherwise be involved in last year's elections.
Discussion: Pew Internet, VatorNews, Search Engine Land, PewResearch.org and Poynter
Faith Merino / VatorNews: More people look to web for political info
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land: Pew: Yahoo And Google Rank High On List Of Online Political News Sources
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Platform Developers Say Facebook Asks them to Switch from AdSense to an Approved Ad Networks — Some application developers who use Google's Adsense advertising network are now saying that Facebook has begun contacting them, asking them to stop using it because Google has not signed its Platform Terms for Advertising Providers.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Fast Company and Softpedia News
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Berners-Lee warns ISPs on net neutrality — Inventor of world wide web says plans for ‘two-speed’ internet go against its principles — The inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned internet service providers (ISPs) that plans for a “two-speed” internet …
Discussion: ZDNet, Engadget, The Register, Inquirer, Telegraph, eWEEK Europe UK, TechEye, Guardian and Switched
David Meyer / ZDNet: Berners-Lee to advise on UK net neutrality code
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Broadband minister asks ISPs to better ‘regulate’ industry
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Sir Tim Berners-Lee lends support for net neutrality
Matt Warman / Telegraph: Berners-Lee to protect ‘open internet’
Sophie Curtis / eWEEK Europe UK: Web Inventor Stands Up For The Open Internet
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Father of the web says “leave my kid alone”
Charles Arthur / Guardian: The Technology newsbucket: iPad v Xoom redux, RIM's warning, ISP plans and more