Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Color Founder Bill Nguyen Explains Why You're All Wrong — It Really IS A $41 Million Idea — Color founder Bill Nguyen feels misunderstood, but he admits it's partly his own fault. — The launch of his stealth startup yesterday was overshadowed by news of the surprisingly huge $41 million investment it received.
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Fast Company, Fortune, GigaOM, paidContent:UK and Tools
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Color Keeps Digging
Austin Carr / Fast Company: How Color's Bill Nguyen Was Influenced by Steve Jobs, and Plans to One-Up Groupon
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK: Color Splash: Gawkers Still Flocking As App Gets Slammed, News API Planned
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Here's What No One Seems To Understand About Color's $41 Million Round — A startup named Color has raised $41 million of capital. — This news has obsessed the tech world and beyond for the past 48 hours, with the majority of the peanut gallery huffing and snorting about how it's obviously ridiculous and a clear sign of a bubble.
Discussion: The Digital Letter, Geekosystem and broadstuff
Ken Yeung / The Digital Letter: Going Colorblind: How An App Once Had Promise, But Left Customers Confused
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Color Team Hard at Work Making App More Robust, Less Lonely
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Green is the color of my competition's face...
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Color CEO: The Tech Justifies the $41 Million
Color CEO: The Tech Justifies the $41 Million
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Color's Totally Public Photo Swapping Service Has A Public Office To Match
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Aha! So This Is What You're Supposed to Do With Color!
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Color me curious: Five thoughts on the new app
Scott McGrew / NBC Bay Area: Beware of the Mega Money Startup
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: ‘Lame’ Color photo-sharing app to address user complaints with update next week
Zoran Basich / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: China's Rich Flocking To Online Shopping
Scott Budman / NBC Bay Area: Apple Spin-Off Lets You Shoot and Share
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Color.com Raises $41 Million For Building Location Photo- and Video-Sharing Social Network
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Color: The $41 Million Dollar App Is Released
Mario Sundar / Marketing Nirvana: Could Color kill Check-ins?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Color's First Fifteen Hours: It's Revolutionary! It's Pointless! It's Brilliant! It's Terrible!
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
At Google, Page Seeks to Cut Red Tape — As Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page prepares to reclaim his role as chief executive on April 4, he has already taken steps to assume greater command of the Internet company. — Since Google said in January that longtime CEO Eric Schmidt was stepping aside …
Discussion: SAI, Gawker and Mixed Media
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Larry Page Is Whipping Google Execs Into Shape With Daily Bullpen Sessions
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Google Co-Founder's Surprising War on Multitasking
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Since When Is Larry Page Against Multitasking in Meetings?
Steve Lacy / Slacy's Blog:
What Larry Page really needs to do to return Google to it's startup roots — I worked at Google from 2005-2010, and saw the company go through many changes, and a huge increase in staff. Most importantly, I saw the company go from a place where engineers were seen as violent disruptors and innovators …
Kodak Says $1 Billion at Stake in Apple, RIM Patent Dispute — A victory for Eastman Kodak Co. (EK) in its patent fight with Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Research in Motion Ltd. (RIMM) may add more than $1 billion in revenue from royalty payments, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Antonio Perez said.
Dan Moren / PC World: Remains of the Day: Locker Combination
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Apple wins round in Nokia patent fight
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Kodak Gets ITC Review in Apple, RIM Patent Spat
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Kodak Is Suing RIM And Apple For $1 Billion
Dana Franklin / TUAW: Kodak wants $1B in royalties revenue from Apple, RIM
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Kodak Faces Another Polaroid Moment in Apple, RIM Dispute
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Kodak wants to squeeze $1 billion each in patents from Apple and RIM
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Kodak Wants $1 Billion From Patent Dispute
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: RIM, Kodak, Google
Fritz Nelson / InformationWeek:
Samsung Galaxy Tablet Not Thinner Than iPad 2, But Who Cares — Samsung took a big shot at Apple at CTIA this week, boasting that its 10-inch Galaxy Tab Android tablet is thinner and lighter than the iPad 2. Our photos say otherwise. Regardless, the tablet competition just got hotter.
Discussion: PC World, The Raw Feed, Techland, GottaBeMobile and Electricpig.co.uk
Harry McCracken / PC World: Is Samsung's Galaxy Tab Fibbing About Its Figure? And About Those Galaxy Tab Fans...
Harry McCracken / Techland: Is Samsung's New Galaxy Tab Fibbing About Its Figure?
Nick Marshall / Electricpig.co.uk: Android loves BlackBerry PlayBook, CTIA awards, Galaxy Tab 10.1: US Update
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Technologizer, @harrymccracken, @charlesarthur, LIVEdigitally, GottaBeMobile and MacDailyNews
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Is Samsung's New Galaxy Tab Fibbing About Its Figure? And About Those Galaxy Tab Fans...
Harry McCracken / @harrymccracken: Two of Samsung's happy Galaxy Tab users are dead ringers for...a couple of New York actors. http://wp.me/pg9un-av2
Charles Arthur / @charlesarthur: Oh wow. @harrymccracken commits act of journalism and outs actors hired to pose as Galaxy Tab users. http://wp.me/pg9un-av2
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally: Does anyone *really* use Android tablets?
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
New iPad most expensive in Denmark, cheapest in U.S. — (Reuters) - Apple's new iPad went on sale in 25 countries internationally on Friday, but the United States is still the cheapest place to buy the latest version of the tablet computer. — Prices in the United States …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, PhoneArena and AppleInsider
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple iPad 2 launches internationally; ridiculous lines form in 25 countries — Apple's iPad 2 goes on sale Friday in 25 countries around the world, and early reports from Australia are showing monumental lines for Apple's latest tablet. AFP quotes an Apple fan as having waited over 53 hours …
Discussion: SAI, Macworld, Stage Two, Agence France Presse, CNET News, Inquirer, Bloomberg, Telegraph, VentureBeat, LAPTOP Magazine, GigaOM, Mobile Marketing Watch, App Advice, NBC Bay Area, Digital Daily, AppleInsider and Fortune
Marco Tabini / Macworld: Fans line up to welcome the iPad 2 in Toronto
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: iPad 2 London line: Where pain becomes pleasure
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Ipad 2 queue is still alive and kicking at Apple launch
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Crowds gather in 25 countries as iPad 2 debuts overseas
K. T. Bradford / LAPTOP Magazine: Face Off: Apple iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: iPad 2 International Launch: Lines, Ship Times Point to Low Stock
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Apple's iPad Goes International
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: IPad: The International Language of Gadget Lust
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: iPad 2 queues around the world
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Groupon's “Real” U.S. Revenue Numbers For February — Two days ago, I published the chart below with monthly estimates of Groupon's U.S. revenues. The chart shows a startling 30 percent falloff in February from the month before. As I noted in the post:
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Groupon pulls in $103M in Feb, not $62M
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Groupon unofficially counters reports that its revenues took a dive in February: http://is.gd/wXvhMC
Caroline McCarthy / @caro: Curiouser and curiouser: Did this morning's nasty Groupon numbers have an agenda behind them? See update. http://cnet.co/dUvdbb
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com: More less-than-awesome revenue gossip for Groupon
Jim Moran / Yipit Blog:
Dead Heat: Groupon Down Another 32% in March, LivingSocial Ties It Up
Dead Heat: Groupon Down Another 32% in March, LivingSocial Ties It Up
Discussion: @fmanjoo, WebProNews, Screenwerk and SocialTimes.com, Thanks:jdmoran
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: This meme is picking up: LivingSocial is to GroupOn as Facebook was to MySpace. Right, you're hearing this, yes?
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: LivingSocial Catches Groupon: Has Groupon Peaked?
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Groupon Decline Real, LivingSocial Catches Up: Report
Buffett Says Social-Networking Sites Overpriced Ahead of IPOs — Warren Buffett, the billionaire stock picker and takeover specialist, said investors should be wary of valuations for social networking websites as some of the industry's biggest companies prepare to sell shares.
Discussion: alarm:clock, NBC Bay Area and The Huffington Post
Bob Warfield / SmoothSpan Blog: The Art of Riding the Bubble
Bill Gurley / abovethecrowd.com:
The Freight Train That Is Android — “People get ready, there's a train a comin'” - The Impressions From Zacks via Yahoo: Mark Vickery, On Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:58 pm EDT “BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (NasdaqGS: RIMM - News) beat its fiscal 4Q EPS estimates by 2 cents per share …
Discussion: Techdirt, TechCrunch, netgarden's posterous and Hitchhiker's Guide to 650
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Android, Economic Moats, And How Zero Marginal Cost Defenses Can Also Be Great Offenses
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Search Is Google's Castle, Everything Else Is A Moat
netgarden's posterous: XLNT by @bgurley on The Freight Train That Is Android (what I think he misses, though, is The Real Cost of Free)
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad 2′s thinner glass is remarkably stronger than iPad 1 — Remember when we discovered that the iPad 2 glass was about 27% thinner than iPad 1? The natural assumption was that the iPad 2 would be weaker than iPad 1 when it came to its glass front end. The iPhone repair experts at iFixyouri wanted to test that theory...
Discussion: iFixYouri Blog, everythingiCafe, Gadget Lab, MacNN, TUAW, VentureBeat, Apple Gazette, App Advice, Softpedia News, The Apple Core Blog, Guardian, LaptopMemo, Inquirer, PhoneArena, TiPb, PadGadget, Phones Review, MacHackPC and CrunchGear
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: iPad 2 Glass Beats Original In Durability
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: iPad 2 Glass Is Thinner But Stronger Than Original iPad's
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Flex testing iPad glass
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: iPad 2's thinner glass makes it much stronger than iPad 1 (video)
Tanner Godarzi / Apple Gazette: How Much Stronger Is The iPad 2′s Glass? A Lot More Than The First iPad's
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Which Is Stronger? The iPad 1 Or iPad 2? [Video]
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Apple iPad 2: review
Stefan Etienne / LaptopMemo: Some Dudes Break The iPad 2′s Glass, Find Out It's Pretty Strong
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Three announces Ipad 2 prices ahead of launch
Phone Arena: Despite being thinner and more flexible, display on Apple iPad 2 is stronger than on the original
MacHackPC: iPad2 Glass Is Thinner Than iPad1 Glass. But, iPad2′s Glass Is Remarkably Stronger Than iPad1 [Video]
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Don't Do This At Home: Flex-Testing iPad 1 And 2 Glass
Amy Lee / The Huffington Post:
The Majority Of America Is Now On Facebook — Facebook may be getting closer to taking over America. — According to Edison Research, more than half of all Americans aged 12 or older are now on Facebook. The study showed that 51 percent of these Americans are on the site.
Discussion: Edison Research, Switched, WebProNews, The Atlantic Online and Gawker
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Majority Of Americans On Facebook, According To Study
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: It's Official: Most Americans Adults Are Using Facebook
Adrian Chen / Gawker: The Majority of Americans Are on Facebook
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Amazon may soon launch film, music locker service — Amazon has spoken with some of the major record companies and Hollywood film studios about creating a digital locker service and could announce the plans as early as next week, sources told CNET. — Sources from both the film …
Discussion: GigaOM, Electronista and Media Maverick
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Vid Biz: Amazon Locker, Twitter TV, YouTube Reunion
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick: Google begins testing Google Music internally
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins U.S. Trade Ruling in Nokia Patent Fight Over Phones — Apple Inc. won a U.S. trade ruling in a patent fight brought by Nokia Oyj over mobile telephones. — A judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington today said Apple isn't violating Nokia patent rights.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Reuters, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, Tech Trader Daily, Digital Daily, MacDailyNews, IntoMobile, iClarified and MacStories
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: ITC rules Apple did not infringe five Nokia patents
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: ITC: Apple Did Not Infringe Nokia Patents
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple wins ITC patent ruling against Nokia
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Wins First Round of Patent Battle Against Nokia
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman Personally Thanks First Million Members For Being Early Adopters — As you may have heard, professional social network LinkedIn passed 100 million members this past week. Amid an upcoming IPO, this was a pretty significant milestone for the social network.
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim and RyanSpoon.com
ASUS ships Eee Pad Transformer as its Android 3.0 tablet — ASUS on Friday began shipping the Eee Pad Transformer as its first real entry into the mobile tablet space. The Android 3.0 tablet earns its name through a keyboard dock that gives it a more notebook-like design.
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Nook Color Android app store coming in April along with Flash support — According to the HSN Web site, Barnes & Noble is launching the Nook Store in April and giving Flash support to the Nook Color. — While plenty of people have “rooted” their Nook Colors with custom firmware that allows …
Discussion: Barnes & Noble, Inc., LAPTOP Magazine, GottaBeMobile, Kindle Review, I4U News, mocoNews, Geek.com, Liliputing, CrunchGear, The Toybox Blog, Techland, Android Phone Fans, VentureBeat, GigaOM, BlogsDNA, Electronista, Gadgetell, AndroidOS.in, Digital Trends, Engadget, Know Your Cell, netbooknews.com and Gizmodo
Barnes & Noble, Inc.: Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color™ Reader's Tablet Keeps Getting Better With Great New Content …
K. T. Bradford / LAPTOP Magazine: Nook Color App Store On The Horizon - Which Apps Do You Want On It?
Brett James / Geek.com: Nook Color to get official app store and Flash support
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Yup, the NOOKcolor is getting Flash, apps next month is a post from: Liliputing
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Nook Confirms April Update, New Applications
Jared Newman / Techland: The Nook Color's About to Get an App Store, Flash in Doubt
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: NOOKcolor Getting Froyo, App Store and Flash Player in April
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Confirmed: Nook Color getting apps, tablet features with update
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: How E-Books Are Coming Full Circle Thanks to Tablets
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Nook Color App Store Coming This April, With Flash Support
Jeremy Hill / Gadgetell: Big Nook Color update coming in April
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Nook Color getting apps, Adobe Flash support next month
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Nook Color to get Nook Store for apps, probably Flash support as well
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Nook Color getting Flash and apps in April update, according to Home Shopping Network (update: official)
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: Barnes and Noble's Nook Color to get Android apps and Flash support in April
Peter Cartwright / netbooknews.com: Nook Color gets Flash and app store in April
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Will Continue Its Acquisition Binge This Year — Google expects to continue its acquisition spree this year, according to comments by one of its corporate development execs. — At a panel discussion at the Global Technology Symposium in Silicon Valley today, Google M …
Discussion: GeekWire and VentureBeat
John Cook / GeekWire: Google: More M&A deals are coming
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Tim Draper doesn't think we're in a tech investment bubble yet