MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Color Of Money — People. Colors. Apps. Cats. Bacon. Organic. Bieber. Mobile. Social. Local. Pivot. — That's the key slide in a faux-deck making the rounds this morning on the web. The subject of the ridicule? Color, the just-launched social sharing mobile app.
Discussion: Daring Fireball, atmaspheric, @jason, launch.is, Seth Levine, Venture Capital Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle, @rabois, @anildash and @dpatil
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Color: Breathlessly Overhyped Piece of Crap
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Not my favorite color — Last night's launch of Color …
Jason Calacanis / @jason: If Color $20m not $40m this wouldn't be an issue. folks should look at the actual *product* http://jc.is/heM3hQ
San Francisco Chronicle: Former Lala Founder Bill Nguyen Just Scored $41 Million For His New Startup
Anil Dash / @anildash: To be clear: @color might be great. Having a product story be about money instead of people is troubling at best. Make something meaningful.
Dj Patil / @dpatil: And we're LIVE!!! www.color.com
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Color's Team Worth $41M, Even if Its Idea Isn't? — The launch of a new mobile app called Color on Wednesday has caused a lot of buzz — not so much because of the app itself, but because of the massive sum of money the company raised before it even launched.
Discussion: lalawag, StartupMuse, Screenwerk, Tools, SAI, Technosailor.com, PC World, NewsGrange, @parislemon, @fromedome and TechCrunch
Alexander Muse / StartupMuse: Color: $98M Post-Money Valuation?
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Color: Is It Different or Just Another Mobile ‘Photo-Network’?
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: How The #*&% Did Color Raise A Crazy $41 Million For Its First Round?
Harry McCracken / PC World: Color App Breaks New Photo- and Video-Sharing Ground
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Did Color Botch Its Launch by Launching at the Wrong Time & in the Wrong Place?
MG Siegler / @parislemon: After much testing, I've determined that sitting at home alone or at home with your girlfriend are not the ideal ways to use @color.
Dan Frommer / @fromedome: Did anyone who was pre-briefed write a skeptical take on the company? Or did everyone trade their brain for access?
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Color.xxx Pitch Slides Lampoon Tech Bubble Absurdity … If you're like most people in the tight-knit incestuous family we like to call the tech industry, all of the headlines in this Techmeme cluster on social photo-sharing app Color nabbing $41 million are actually declaring one thing, “Tech Bubble, Now Official.”
Discussion: Business Week, GigaOM, Domain Name Wire and SAI
Mathew Ingram / Business Week: Is Color's Team Worth $41 Million, Even If Its Idea Isn't?
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Color Proves Chasing Trends Isn't Good App Design
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: Sequoia and Bain Capital-Backed Startup Was $350,000 Color.com Buyer
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Color to Get Major Update, Fix ‘Loneliness’ Problem — Color, the dynamic photo-sharing app that made a splash with its launch yesterday, is already hard at work on the next version of its app. The update will directly address user criticism about the app's apparent lack of utility when a user's friends aren't nearby.
Discussion: Disruptors and Android News, Rumours …
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Nintendo, Apple, Color
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Are social photo apps trapped in a Silicon Valley bubble?
Are social photo apps trapped in a Silicon Valley bubble?
Discussion: PC World, MediaFile, PhoneArena, @stevenjayl, MediaPost, Geek.com, jacquesmattheij.com, BBC, dailywireless.org, Mashable! and ArcticStartup Posts, Thanks:graywolf
Sharon Gaudin / PC World: Social Networking Gets Color but No Privacy
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile: The $41 million mobile app - or the Web bubble debate, now in full color!
Steven Levy / @stevenjayl: Not to say that the $ story (& bubble indications) isn't news. It is, bigtime. Just that I'm more interested in the actual stuff.
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Social Network Gets Color
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC: The social bubble
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Color: Geo Restricted Photo Sharing?
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts: Has The Next Bubble Arrived?
Fred / A VC:
The Implicit Social Graph
The Implicit Social Graph
Discussion: Scott Wheeler's Blog and John Battelle's Searchblog
Kelly Clay / iPhone and iPad:
New Color App for iPhone is Kind of Creepy
New Color App for iPhone is Kind of Creepy
Discussion: Scobleizer, Geeky-Gadgets, Cody Brown 140 +, Imaging Insider, The Apple Core Blog, The Next Web, The Not-So Private Parts, BetaNews, Switched, The Awl, PC World, USA Today, Geekosystem, Digital Trends and Tom Foremski, Thanks:lockergnome
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Why Color's bad first experience will always “color” this company in app stores
Cody Brown / Cody Brown 140 +: ‘Color’ is Primal and Kind of Brilliant
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Color: New social photo app arrives for iOS
Thomas Houston / Switched: ‘Color’ App Takes Your Photos Public, Shows Users in 150-Foot Radius
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Color: Is This the World's Most Innovative Hook-Up App?
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Color app for iPhone lets others peek at your photos, video
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: How Color, the Insanely Ambitious and Well-Funded Social Photo App, Could Win
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Color photo-sharing app takes social networking to an amazing, terrifying new place
Tom Foremski / IMHO Blog| ZDNet: Color: A fascinating $41m startup with an app that tests social mores...
Google Holds Honeycomb Tight — It will delay distribution of new Android tablet source code to outside programmers — In the great mobile-device wars, Google (GOOG) has portrayed itself as the open-source crusader doing battle against the leaders in proprietary software—Apple (AAPL) …
Discussion: The Register, Engadget, netgarden's posterous, GigaOM, Gizmodo, SAI, bproffitt's blog, Android Phone Fans, Mashable!, Droid Life and Daring Fireball
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Google keeping Honeycomb source code on ice, says it's not ready for other devices
netgarden's posterous: New Game, Different Rules: Why Google is blocking access to Honeycomb source code
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Here's Why Google Is Holding Honeycomb Back
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Google's Witholding Android Honeycomb from the Public Over User Experience Concerns
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Google Keeping Android Honeycomb Closed For “Foreseeable Future”
Brian Proffitt / bproffitt's blog: Google opts to indefinitely hold Honeycomb source code
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Google Withholding Honeycomb Source from Developers Out of Concern for User Experience
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Nixes Open Source For Honeycomb [REPORT]
Kellex / Droid Life: Google Not Releasing Honeycomb Source for a While, Isn't Ready for Outside Developers
Adrian Graham / Facebook Blog:
The Wisdom of Friends (and Others Too) — Friends are often the best source of advice when you're trying new things: Where should I go to dinner? How do I go buy a car? What new music should I check out? Friends know your tastes, and you have confidence in their opinions.
Discussion: Digital Trends, SFGate, ReadWriteWeb, All Facebook, WebProNews, VatorNews and GeekSugar, Thanks:srikardhanakoti
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Facebook revamps and reintroduces Questions
Benny Evangelista / SFGate: Facebook turns Questions into a Poll
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Questions Goes Where Quora Can't
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Upgrades Questions Product
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Facebook Questions Revamped
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Facebook Questions is coming
Kristen Hawley / GeekSugar: Facebook Rolls Out Questions Feature to Everyone
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Relaunches Questions: No Threat To Quora, More Emphasis On Friends — Last July, after months of rumors and leaked screenshots, Facebook launched a Q&A product called Questions. At the time, I said it had the potential to be “massive”: with 500 million (now 600 million) users …
Discussion: Mashable!, Search Engine Watch, NetworkEffect, The Social, Internet Evolution, Inside Facebook and GigaOM
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!: Facebook Unveils New Version of Questions Tool
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Facebook fine-tunes its Questions product
Joe Stanganelli / Internet Evolution: Much Ado About Quora
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook Redesigns Questions Product for Quick Polling and Recommendations
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Facebook Revamps Questions so People Might Just Use It
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Google begins testing Google Music internally — Google has begun testing Google Music internally, a sign that the much anticipated service is nearly ready to launch. — Google employees have begun a process commonly referred to in Silicon Valley as dog fooding, when employees try …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Electronista, SAI, RazorianFly, PE Hub Blog and Edible Apple
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Google dog fooding its iTunes-killer to own employees
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Google Employees Are Testing A Secret Android Music System
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Nobody Needs a Tablet. So Why Are We Gobbling Them Up? — Apple's new iPad 2 comes in black or white. Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.com — Apple's iPad is just one year old, and more than 15 million customers have voted with their wallets. The tablet is officially mainstream.
Discussion: MediaFile, PC World, @gartenberg, DisplayBlog and VentureBeat
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Ripe BlackBerry not sweet enough
Katherine Noyes / PC World: Why Tablets Are Just a Fad — At this week's CTIA Wireless …
Michael Gartenberg / @gartenberg: RT @jsnell: Noyes is back with more claptrap! “Why Tablets are Just a Fad” http://bit.ly/gbvuU2 - WARNING: contains stupidity.
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Can tablets replace laptops and desktops in enterprise?
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM opens up BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android apps — The news we reported exclusively many months ago has just been officially confirmed by RIM — the company will indeed support Google Android apps on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and on new QNX-based BlackBerry smartphones moving forward.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Examiner, GigaOM, Fortune, CrackBerry.com blogs, Market Wire, PC World, ReadWriteWeb, Between the Lines Blog, Gizmodo, Digital Daily, SAI, Tech Trader Daily, PhoneArena, FierceWireless, Gadgets DNA, GottaBeMobile, CrunchGear, IntoMobile, Droid Life, PhoneNews.com, @tomkrazit, Techcraver.com, The Next Web and Tim Anderson's ITWriting
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: RIM opens up to Android, but will it be too late?
Michael Santo / Examiner: RIM confirms BlackBerry PlayBook and future devices to run Java, Android apps
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: PlayBook Gains Android Apps. Did It Grab Trouble With Oracle, Too?
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: The Blackberry PlayBook will run Android apps
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: RIM Expands Application Ecosystem for BlackBerry PlayBook - ANDROID APPS on PLAYBOOK!!!
Nancy Gohring / PC World: RIM to Allow Android Apps on PlayBook
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: RIM Confirms, BlackBerry PlayBook Will Run Android Apps
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: RIM's Balsillie predicts ‘highly successful’ PlayBook launch, expands app ecosystem
Davey Alba / Gizmodo: The BlackBerry PlayBook Will Run Android Apps
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: BlackBerry PlayBook Will Support Android Apps
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: RIM CEO Says Carriers' “Jaws Dropped” At New BlackBerry Phones
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: RIM Says PlayBook Runs Android Apps
Jeffry / Gadgets DNA: It's Official! BlackBerry PlayBook WILL Support Android apps is a post from: Gadgets DNA
Kyle Thibaut / CrunchGear: RIM Confirms: Playbook To Run Android Apps
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Android apps on BlackBerry PlayBook - I don't like it
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: RIM Adds Android and Java Support to PlayBook Developer Tools
Eric Chu / Android Developers Blog:
In-App Billing on Android Market: Ready for Testing — Back in January we announced our plan to introduce Android Market In-app Billing this quarter. We're pleased to let you know that we will be launching In-app Billing next week. In preparation for the launch, we are opening up Android Market …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gizmodo, Inside Mobile Apps, TechCrunch, eMoney, Evolver.fm, PhoneArena, Android Phone Fans and Droid Life
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: After a long wait, Google starts testing in-app purchases
Husain Sumra / Gizmodo: Android Market In-App Billing Launching Next Week
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: Android Marketplace's In-App Billing Finally Out To Consumers Next Week
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm: Google Will Finally Add In-App Purchases to Android
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Android Market In-App Billing Launching Next Week, Ready for Developer Testing Now
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Testing Web Search Box At Top Of Site — In a test which could have significant implications to the world of online search, Facebook is testing the placement of separate web search field at the top of the site. — While it's not known whether or not Facebook will make this a permanent shift …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, GeekWire, SAI, MarketingVOX and NBC Bay Area
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch: Bing Windfall? Facebook Testing Web Search Box
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Facebook Tests Putting A Web Search Bar At The Top Of The Site
Mathew Luschek / NBC Bay Area: Facebook Testing Search Bar
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Mac OS X may natively support “PC” Radeon graphics cards — A MacBook Pro-specific update to Mac OS X 10.6.7 includes native support for several 5000 and 6000 series AMD Radeon GPUs. Apple doesn't typically include support for GPUs that aren't in shipping products, so the inclusion …
Discussion: tonymacx86 Blog, 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW, MacRumors, Softpedia News and AppleInsider
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: 10.6.7 has new AMD video card support, perhaps for new iMacs
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Mac OS X 10.6.7 suggests support for generic video cards
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Mac OS X 10.6.7 Adds Support for New AMD Graphics Cards
Katie Hoffmann / Bloomberg:
Apple 50% Sales Growth May Continue Through 2012 on Mobile Boom — Apple Inc. (AAPL) can keep posting sales growth of more than 50 percent in the next two years as a mobile applications boom fuels demand for devices such as the iPad, said the chief executive officer of Forrester Research Inc. (FORR)
Discussion: MacStories, CNET News, AppleInsider, GeekWire, MacNN, ITworld.com, RazorianFly, MediaPost and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Analyst Predicts Apple Will Be Bigger Than IBM and HP
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Analyst: Apple's revenue to reach $200 billion
John Cook / GeekWire: Apple on a $200 billion warpath?
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Forrester founder sees trouble for ‘web-centric’ Google
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Boom Times For Apple
Kindle Post US:
The Latest Kindle Offers Wireless Delivery of Audible Audiobooks via Wi-Fi — Now hear this! We're thrilled to announce that more than 50,000 Audible Audiobooks are available for download on the latest Kindle via Wi-Fi delivery. Of course, owners of any Kindle device can continue …
Discussion: Engadget, Kindle Review, CrunchGear, SlashGear and Gizmodo
Darren Murph / Engadget: Audible audiobooks now flying onto Kindles via WiFi
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Audible.com Audiobooks Now Available (For Real) On Kindle
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Download Audiobooks To Your Kindle Over Wi-Fi
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
AOL's New Palo Alto Offices — The company has opened its sleek new Palo Alto offices to Valley startups, hoping some of the creativity will rub off “AOL is cool.” The phrase appears in big blue letters on a long whiteboard lining a hallway of AOL's (AOL) newest outpost, in Palo Alto …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Just Put A Hardware Guy In Charge Of Its TV Business — Microsoft has put a hardware veteran in charge of its interactive TV business, suggesting that the company is working on an answer to Google TV and Apple TV. — Tom Gibbons headed Microsoft Hardware — keyboards and mice …
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Carriers: We've approved NoDo, Microsoft is delaying its Windows Phone update
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft TV project gets new hardware-expert boss
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: New Microsoft TV boss, with hardware chops
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Does Microsoft Move Spell TV Service?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Bing News Adds Tweets To News Results — Bing has added tweets from Twitter on the Bing News search results pages. The tweets are public updates from the Twitter stream related to the news query. — For example, search for [japan] on Bing News and you will see a box on the right that says “Public updates for japan.”
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
What's a YouTube Pop Hit Worth? — In the age of YouTube, Pandora and Spotify, fans can watch millions of videos or listen to endless hours of music for free. But do those services make significant money for artists and record companies? Those questions became all the more interesting last week with …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com and The Awl
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: Rebecca Black Donating Friday Proceeds To Japan
Dana Vachon / The Awl: Arms So Freezy: Rebecca Black's “Friday” As Radical Text
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Angie's List Raises $53.6 Million From Investors in Private Share Offering — Angie's List Inc., a service that provides recommendations for plumbers, doctors and other local businesses, raised $53.6 million from investors in a private share offering. — Investors include mutual-fund …
Discussion: paidContent and eMoney
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Reviews Site Angie's List Raises $54 Million
Tricia Duryee / eMoney: Angie's List Raises $53.6 Million in Capital
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle delivers strong third quarter, to hit Sun profit target — Oracle delivered strong fiscal third quarter results as the company landed large hardware and software deals. The company touted its Exadata and Exalogic sequential sales growth. — The software company reported third quarter earnings …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Market Wire, The Register, SAI, eWeek, New York Times, Tech Trader Daily, NewEnterprise and Reuters
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: Oracle cash grows on new licenses, hardware
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Larry Ellison Is On Jury Duty
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times: Strong Software Sales Drive Oracle's Profit Up 78%
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Oracle FYQ3 Beats; Ups Dividend 20%
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise: Oracle Beats the Street, Boosts Dividend
Bill Rigby / Reuters: Oracle sales surge, beat forecast
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
VeriFone On Apple, Google And PayPal's NFC Competitiveness — Electronic payment provider VeriFone has a front seat for what it calls the “gold rush for NFC” -the race to deliver products and services related to Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. NFC enables cellphones (and other gadgets) …
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
InsideView, an Intelligence Dashboard for Salespeople, Raises $12 Million — When you're gathering information on a potential sales prospect, there's an awful lot of places to look. A decent Google search only gets you part of the way there. You can look for mentions in the media …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VatorNews and silicontap.com
Faith Merino / VatorNews: InsideView closes $12M round for social sales
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazingly, MySpace's Decline Is Accelerating — Between January and February 2011, says Comscore, worldwide unique visitors to MySpace declined by a staggering 14.4% from 73 million visitors to 63 million visitors. It's about half of the audience they had a year ago.
Discussion: The Business Insider, Business Wire, hypebot, WebProNews and TECH.BLORGE.com
Robert Scoble / The Business Insider: MySpace's death spiral: insiders say it's due to bets on Los Angeles and Microsoft
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: MySpace Traffic Falls Off Cliff [CHART]
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Earth Hour Miranda Kerr Myspace Hijacking
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
RIM Shares Tank on Lousy Outlook — Investors wondering if Research in Motion's thriving international business is strong enough to offset the pressures the company faces in the North American smartphone market got their answer this afternoon: Yes, for now.
Discussion: Yahoo! Finance, Engadget, SAI, Between the Lines Blog, Reuters, BGR, IntoMobile, Reuters, The Tech Trade and SAI
Marisa Conway / Yahoo! Finance: Research In Motion Reports Year-End and Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal 2011
Darren Murph / Engadget: RIM earnings show strong revenue and growth, but weak guidance for the months ahead
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: RIM Shares Drop 10% On Weak Guidance
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: RIM's fourth quarter solid, but outlook cut on weak pricing, PlayBook expenses
Alastair Sharp / Reuters: RIM's outlook disappoints, shares tumble
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: RIM posts strong quarterly earnings and lousy guidance, stock falls 10%
Alastair Sharp / Reuters: RIM issues weaker-than-expected outlook, shares down