David Carr / New York Times:
Team From Engadget Makes Jump to SB Nation — In 2005, Jim Bankoff was working at AOL as executive vice president in charge of products and programming. He decided that AOL needed to move aggressively into news if the business, then still a portal clinging to dial-up customers …
Discussion: SAI, Nilay Patel, Geekosystem, @futurepaul and @danshanoff
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: The Engadget Team Is Starting A New Tech Blog Under SB Nation
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Now We Know Where All of Those Engadget Writers Are Going: An SB Nation Tech Site
Paul Miller / @futurepaul: I have a job! http://bit.ly/gRv7bx http://bit.ly/g9ZlLC http://bit.ly/ecysZ4
Dan Shanoff / @danshanoff: . @carr2n details the brilliant play just made by @sbnation & @bankoff, importing @joshuatopolsky http://qksh.co/hT53ZL
This is my next project — As you may have already heard (or read), there's some activity going on in the world of Joshua Topolsky. Earlier this evening, David Carr published a piece in the New York Times about a new project that I'm embarking on... and I want to just say a few things about it.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Windows 8 recipe: Hint of Office, dash of Xbox, ounce of Windows Phone — Microsoft has already hinted that it wants to make Windows more like Xbox by supporting the Kinect sensor technology and adopting elements of the Xbox Live interface for Windows-based games.
Discussion: PC World, WWWery, Mashable!, Windows 8 Center and Neowin.net
David Daw / PC World: Windows 8 to Replace Your Toolbar with a Ribbon
Aahan 'Krish / WWWery: [PICS] Microsoft Windows 8 Pre-Beta: Logon Screen, Ribbon UI
Charlie White / Mashable!: Spy Shots: Windows 8 With a Ribbon Interface? [GALLERY]
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Microsoft testing ribbon UI in Windows 8
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows 8 Explorer teases file syncing and web sharing — Earlier today, Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott released the second batch of screenshots featuring unlocked features inside the latest build of Windows 8 to be leaked. It's apparent now Microsoft is committed to bringing the Ribbon user experience …
Discussion: LiveSide.net, Microsoft News, Download Squad, Within Windows, WinRumors, Windows 8 Beta and GeekSmack
Damaster / LiveSide.net: Windows 8 Explorer to have built-in Windows Live Mesh and SkyDrive Wave 5 integration?
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Windows 8 Explorer to feature Ribbon UI, SkyDrive and Mesh integration?
Ankur Mittal / Windows 8 Beta: Windows Explorer to have Ribbon UI in Windows 8
Paul Paliath / GeekSmack: Microsoft to introduce the Ribbon UI to Windows Explorer
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech:
Firefox 5: Social Sharing, Home Tab, PDF Viewer, Tab Apps — Details about the next version of Firefox are slowly emerging. The browser will receive significant UI revisions and feature updates that will make Firefox more social and adopt several features that are already working well in Google's Chrome browser.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, MacHackPC, Techie Buzz and Slashdot
Andrew Couts / Yahoo! News: Firefox 5 to get major social media, UI and tab upgrades
RitvikReddy / MacHackPC: Mozilla Firefox 5 Brings Social Sharing, Home Tab, PDF Viewer & App Tabs [Preview Available on April 13th, 2011]
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Firefox 5 Plans Revealed; Tech Enthusiasts Rip It Off
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google's Larry Page must mend image of firm, self — Tackling Google's mounting public perception challenges should sit high on the “to do” list as co-founder Larry Page steps into the CEO role on Monday, observers say. — A series of antitrust probes, privacy blunders and regulatory slaps …
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Larry Page set to take over as Google CEO starting Monday
Larry Page set to take over as Google CEO starting Monday
Discussion: Associated Press
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press: Google founder hopes to prove he's ready to be CEO
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
Google profile in China shrinking — BEIJING - A year after a public spat with Beijing over censorship, Google Inc. says its business with Chinese advertisers is growing even as the Internet giant's share of online searches in China plunges. — A major Chinese portal announced last week …
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Erasing the Digital Past — THE Internet never forgets. — Just ask the New York City teacher who recently divorced his wife of five years. Drop his name into Google, and his ex-wife appears in pictures of vacations and Christmas parties. “It's difficult when you're trying to date …
Discussion: Examiner, Gawker and Digital Trends
Michael Santo / Examiner: Gaming the search engine system, to save your online reputation
Adrian Chen / Gawker: The Online Reputation Gap
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: What happens on the Internet stays on the Internet
John Markoff / Bits:
The Asymmetrical Online War — In 1975, John Brunner wrote a science fiction novel, “Shockwave Rider,” about a lone programmer who creates a computer worm that exposes a repressive regime's secrets and ultimately undermines a tyrannical government. — Life invariably seems to find a way to imitate art …
Alex Howard / Gov 2.0:
Congress weighs deep cuts to funding for federal open government data platforms — Data.gov, IT.USASpending.gov, and other five other websites that offer platforms for open government transparency are facing imminent closure. A comprehensive report filed by Jason Miller …
Michael Stone / Examiner:
Anonymous attacks Sony: Operation PayBack continues — #OpSony — Saturday the Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous launched a cyber attack on media giant Sony. According to a press release issued in the name of Anonymous the attack is part of Operation PayBack.
Discussion: VentureBeat, AnonNews, AnonOps Communications and VG247
Anonops / AnonOps Communications: OpSony — The Sony PS3 console was “hacked” or more appropriately …
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Anonymous declares vengeance on Sony
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iOS 5 packs Photo Stream social feature into Photos.app? — We already told you that Apple has a photo-based social component called Photo Stream up its sleeve and now glimpses of this feature are appearing in customer's iPhones. 9to5mac reader Mario Piombo spotted references to Photo Stream albums in his iOS 4.3 iPhone 4.