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: SlashGear, Engadget, MSDN Blogs, The Download Blog, MacHackPC, GeekSmack, Global Nerdy, BetaNews, Erictric, WinRumors, The Next Web, Gizmodo, Techie Buzz, SocialTimes.com, TechNet Blogs, Quick Online Tips and Download Squad
Christopher Trout / Engadget: Internet Explorer 9 hits 2.35 million downloads in first 24 hours, we're mildly impressed
Joey deVilla / MSDN Blogs: Ze Frank's “Star.Me” on Internet Explorer 9 at SxSW
Seth Rosenblatt / The Download Blog: Mozilla sets a date for Firefox 4
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: IE9 Gets Over 2.3 Million Downloads in First 24 Hours
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Internet Explorer 9 takes back the web — 2.35M downloads during first 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
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, in its first 24 hours of availability, has racked up a grand total of 2.3 million downloads. An impressive number, until you compare it to the latest major releases from Mozilla …
Discussion: MobileWhack, Neowin.net and GeekWire, Thanks:downloadsquad
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Browser race: IE9 hits 2.3M; Firefox 4 set for March 22
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: ThinkMobile, Fortune, Electronista, SAI, PhoneArena, Gizmodo, Softpedia News, MobileBurn.com, The Next Web and Phones Review
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Amazon Appstore (Android App Store) Prices Look Normalized to U.S. Dollar Instead of Euro
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Sneak peak of Amazon's Android Appstore
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
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: DigiTimes, Techland, Engadget, Ubergizmo, SlashGear, Gizmodo, The Tech Report, Pocket-lint and Electricpig
Monica Chen / DigiTimes: Asustek to launch US$200-250 netbook in June
Giles Turnbull / Techland: TechFast: IE9 Launch Success, Asus Rumors, Iran in Space
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Will a $200 ASUS Eee PC finally ship with Google's help?
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Asus to release Google Chrome netbooks?
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
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Asus prepping ?120 laptop for June claim sources
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: TechEye, Microsoft Corporation, CNET News, TechFlash, The Microsoft Blog and Tech Europe
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
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: ThinkMobile, Download Squad, Shoutpedia, WebProNews, MacStories and iClarified
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
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: Neowin.net, BGR, TUAW and O'Grady's PowerPage
Matthew Jones / Neowin.net: iPod Touch owners report iOS 4.3 graphical glitches
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: iPod touch users experiencing graphics issues after iOS 4.3 update [video]
Chris Ward / TUAW: iPod touch owners report graphics issues under iOS 4.3
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: M86 Security Labs Blog
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: CNET News, The Apple Core Blog, MacStories, Shiny Objects, WebProNews, ifoAppleStore, MacDailyNews, SAI, NYConvergence.com, The Register and Crave
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
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
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore: iPad 2 Lines Persist, Supply Chain Is Key
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Asian Scalpers Are Wiping Out Apple's Supply Of iPad 2s In New York
Rik Myslewski / The Register: ‘iPad cads’ dash fanboi fondleslab hopes
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: SAI, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, GeekWire, FT Tech Hub, DealBook and Digits
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Here's Why Andreessen Horowitz Invested $49 Million In A Headset Maker
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Mobile headset maker Jawbone raises $49M
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch: Jawbone Raises $49 Million from Andreessen Horowitz to Dominate Your Mobile Accessory World
John Cook / GeekWire: $49 million richer, Jawbone becomes latest Bay Area darling to kiss up to Seattle
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Jawbone calls up $49m from Andreessen Horowitz
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook: Andreessen Horowitz Makes a Bet on Jawbone
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.
Discussion: The Official Google Blog, Beth's Blog, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Shelly Palmer Digital Living and WebProNews
Alfred Spector / The Official Google Blog: You're changing the world. We want to help.
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company: Google Announces New Service for Nonprofits
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google For Nonprofits Program Launches
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Why I switched back to an AT&T iPhone — Look, I have been dreaming about a Verizon iPhone since the original announcement was made in 2007. I've always admired Verizon's insanely solid and reliable wireless network, even before it was Verizon (someone tell James Earl Jones I said what's up).
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Mercury News, iClarified and MacDailyNews
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Boy Genius moves back to AT&T from Verizon iPhone
Frank Michael Russell / Mercury News: Biz Break: Apple naysayers: Sudden trouble for iPad, iPhone maker?
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple rethinks inventory management for iPad 2 — Apple has changed its inventory management policy for iPad 2 deliveries, having its retail stores hold on to new shipments until the next day in an effort to ease the sales process for both customers and employees, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: MacRumors, TUAW, Technologizer, PadGadget, SAI, Examiner, Engadget, CNET News, MacNN, iClarified and ITworld.com
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Apple re-working iPad 2 inventory shipments strategy
Jacob Schulman / Engadget: iPad 2 online orders start arriving on doorsteps, cue mass hysteria
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Apple has the kind of problem all companies wish they had
Brad Reed / PC World:
Discussion: SlashGear, IntoMobile, MobileWhack, Engadget, 901am and internetnews.com
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews:
Just-Eat raises $48 million for online food — London-based startup gets funded by Greylock and Redpoint to expand online takeout order service — If you think about it, one of the few services left where you have to talk to someone on the phone is the food delivery service. Maybe some of you like that.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Local Onliner, paidContent:UK and TechCrunch Europe
Alan Purkiss / Bloomberg: Just-Eat Raises $48 Million in Funding Round, FT Reports
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: Just-Eat Gobbles $48 Million Funding To Go Global
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe: Just-Eat closes $48m funding to scale globally
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.)
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: Samsung USA Newsroom, Mashable!, 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.
Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Is This The Girl That Hacked HBGary? — Next time you see a flock of teenage girls in the mall, note that one of them might be Kayla. As your average 16-year-old, she regularly hangs out with friends, works part time at a salon and hopes one day to be a teacher.
Discussion: TG Daily and The Atlantic Online
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Profile of an Anonymous hacker
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: Meet the 16-Year-Old Girl Who Hacked HBGary
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: mocoNews, Thanks:mspoonauer
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: First 4G Device, HTC Thunderbolt, Comes To Verizon: Unlimited Data. For Now
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
San Francisco Controller Publishes Candid Report On How Badly They Need Twitter — San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos hates the idea of businesses not paying a 1.5% tax on payroll and employee stock option gains (see his brilliantly stupid quote here). The fact that San Francisco …
Discussion: SAI, @arrington, NBC Bay Area, SiliconANGLE, @arrington, @r0bl0rd and GottaBeMobile, Thanks:sidharthdassani
Michael Arrington / @arrington: Maybe we should just give San Francisco all of our money and then let the city decide how much to give us back.
Lori Preuitt / NBC Bay Area: Twitter Will Stay in City “If”
Tom Foremski / SiliconANGLE: Techcrunch Attack On SF City Government - Should SF's Tech Stars Avoid Local Taxes?
Michael Arrington / @arrington: @r0bl0rd fascinating to me that it's irrelevant 2 u that Controller says revenue will increase if tax removed. That leaves nothing but hate.
Rob Lord / @r0bl0rd: uh @arrington VCs, start-ups and even you have been flocking to SF lately. Nobody asked you to come here. Shut-up and pay your taxes.
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: HTC ThunderBolt: Talk is Cheap, Where are The Pre-Orders?
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: Android Phone Fans and HowardForums
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Rumor: Sprint to Execute “Project Leapfrog” to Begin LTE Migration
VDubb / HowardForums: LTE Buildout Underway!
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
eHow Relaunches Amid Content Controversy, Revamps Site — Amid continued controversy over the quality of its content, eHow is expected to debut a major site redesign on Wednesday. — Bearing the new tagline “Trusted advice for the curious life,” eHow's vast content stores will now be divided …
Discussion: FoxBusiness.com, paidContent and Techland
Erik Berte / FoxBusiness.com: Demand Media's eHow Relaunches Web Site
David Kaplan / paidContent: Demand Media Relaunches eHow, Tyra's typeF Goes Live
Jared Newman / Techland: How to Update the eHow Website
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
One less reason to buy 3G iPad: WiFi-only model supposedly gets GPS when tethered to an iPhone — As you know, Apple has finally brought wireless tethering functionality with iOS 4.3. Called Personal Hotspot, it allows you to share your iPhone's 3G cellular data connection with other devices over its WiFi connection.
Discussion: TabletMonsters.com, Engadget, Gadget Lab, GigaOM, Gizmodo, everythingiCafe and iClarified
Kyle Carmitchel / TabletMonsters.com: Video: Wi-Fi Only iPad 2 GPS Navigation
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Does Tethered iPhone Send GPS to Wi-Fi iPad?
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Wi-Fi iPad 2 Gets GPS With iPhone 4 Connection Sharing
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Wi-Fi iPad 2 Gains GPS Powers When Tethered to iPhone
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: iPad 2 Gains GPS Abilities When Tethered To An iPhone