Kent Walker / The Official Google Blog:
Patents and innovation — The tech world has recently seen an explosion in patent litigation, often involving low-quality software patents, which threatens to stifle innovation. Some of these lawsuits have been filed by people or companies that have never actually created anything …
Discussion: Mashable!, PC Magazine, Bits, All about Microsoft Blog, BetaNews, Search Engine Land, Computerworld, GigaOM, Mobilized, internetnews.com, Engadget, 9 to 5 Mac, TechCrunch, CNET News, TechEye, Market Wire, paidContent, Tech Trader Daily, Washington Post, Android Phone Fans, dailywireless.org, SAI, Download Squad, @jlanzone, The Huffington Post, Electronista, FierceWireless, IntoMobile, Financial Post, Wall Street Journal, WebProNews, Boris Mann's Blog and Slashdot
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Google Bids $900M for Nortel Wireless Patents
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Google Bidding on Nortel Patents
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Google bids $900M for Nortel patent portfolio
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: In Its Latest Crusade, Google Takes on Patents
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Google Bids $900 million for Nortel Patents
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Google bids $900 million for Nortel patent portfolio, will use it as shield against patent trolls
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Google tries to buy its way out of patent mess
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Google Makes $900 Million Stalking-Horse Bid For Nortel Patents As It Looks To Fend Off Trolls
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google, under legal siege, seeks Nortel patents
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Google Bids $900M For Nortel Patent Portfolio
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post: Google looks to cultivate its own patent thicket
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Google Bidding $900 Million on Patent Portfolio
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Google Buys Nortel Patents
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Larry Page Takes Over Google, Spends $900 Million On His First Day
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Google bids $900 million for Nortel's patents to protect against litigation trolls
Jim Lanzone / @jlanzone: Interesting defensive move by Goog to spend $1b on patents. Mutually Assured Destruction seems to be the strategy
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post: Google Makes $900 Million Bid For Nortel Patents
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Google offers $900 million for Nortel telecom patents
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal: Google Bids for Nortel Patent Portfolio
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Bids $900 Million For Nortel Patents
Boris Mann / Boris Mann's Blog: Google bidding on Nortel's patent portfolio: best defense is a good offense
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google bids $900 million for 6,000 Nortel telecom patents — Nortel said that it is selling all of its remaining patents and applications for $900 million to Google. — With the move, Google gets about 6,000 patents covering wired, wireless and digital communications technologies.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and silicontap.com
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: $900M Buys Google Nortel's Patents
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.
Discussion: Digital Trends, New York Times, TechCrunch, paidContent, Daring Fireball, Guardian, PC Magazine, VatorNews, Stowe Boyd, Mixed Media and GottaBeMobile, more at Mediagazer »
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Former Engadget team joins SB Nation
David Carr / New York Times: Team From Engadget Makes Jump to SB Nation
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: AOL Has Already Replaced The Engadget Exodus (To Tech Gadget Nation)
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: SB Nation Wins Tech Publishing Fantasy Draft; Signs Engadget Team
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: The Engadget Staff Jumps Ship to SB Nation
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Gadget news site to take on AOL
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Engadget's Topolsky, Former Editors Starting New Rival Tech Site
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Engadget loses chief editor to new media co.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: AOL Defector Blasts ‘Content Farming’ and ‘SEO Spam’
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Ex-Engadgeteers Move to SB Nation
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
SB Nation Sacks AOL in Raid of Former Engadget Team for Competing New Tech Site, As AOL Zeroes in on New EiC — Jim Bankoff, the fomer AOL exec responsible for buying Engadget for the Internet portal, has grabbed eight staffers who had recently left the huge tech site amid tensions, in order to start a new gadget property.
Discussion: The Wire, VentureBeat, Nilay Patel, TDW Geeks, mediabistro.com, Guardian, broadstuff, everwas, @danshanoff, @futurepaul, @dannysullivan, @benhuh, SAI and Geekosystem, more at Mediagazer »
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire: THE ENGADGET EXODUS: Hate To Be Rude, But Readers Don't Care
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Raiding Engadget's talent, Josh Topolsky forms new tech news site
Cheezburger Network / TDW Geeks: Damn The Man, Save The Engadget Empire Of The Day: According …
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 04.04.11
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Boot up: Engadget team jumps to SB Nation, and more
Ian Kennedy / everwas: The Modern Media Stack
Dan Shanoff / @danshanoff: . @carr2n details the brilliant play just made by @sbnation & @bankoff, importing @joshuatopolsky http://qksh.co/hT53ZL
Paul Miller / @futurepaul: I have a job! http://bit.ly/gRv7bx http://bit.ly/g9ZlLC http://bit.ly/ecysZ4
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: everyone from engadget's left to start new site. heh, that sounds familiar :) best @joshuatopolsky & team http://t.co/OSfEaGI
@benhuh: If you want to take on a great competitor, hiring away their top talent and giving them resources is a good one
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
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Milk: Kevin Rose's New Company Aims to Solve Big Problems on the Mobile Web — Well by Silicon Valley standards, that certainly wasn't a long “stealth” period. Just weeks after he quit Digg, Kevin Rose is announcing details of his new startup. Knowing Rose, I can tell why he's so excited to get started.
Discussion: VentureBeat and NetworkEffect
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Kevin Rose's newest mobile app development gig: Milk
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
The MacBook Air: A $2.2 Billion-a-Year “Quasi-Tablet” — With all the chatter over the iPad 2, the iPhone 4 and its successor, it's easy to forget that Apple has another ultra-portable device that's doing quite well at market: the MacBook Air. — Nearly six months after it launched …
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacNN, TUAW and MacStories
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider: Strong sales make Apple's ‘quasi-tablet’ MacBook Air a $2.2B-per-year product
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: MacBook Air projected to earn $2.2 billion per year
Federico Viticci / MacStories: MacBook Airs To Generate $2.2 Billion In Annual Revenue
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's Howard Stringer confirms Honeycomb tablet in US by summer — Ready for a taste of a sweet Honeycomb tablet with a Sony twist? You'd better be — Japan's Nikkei is quoting Sony chief executive, Sir Howard Stringer, saying that the company's first Android 3.0 tablet will be on sale by the end of summer.
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Report: Sony launching Honeycomb tablet this year
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Sony confirms Android Honeycomb tablet for 2011
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Acer A100 to come early while Sony joins the tablet fray
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Sony Confirms Android Tablet; Will Be Out Before End of This Year
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Sony Honeycomb Tablet Hitting States by End of Summer
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Sony Surging: Honeycomb Tablet. iPhone Camera Rumored
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
Sprint Plans Tap-and-Go Payment Service This Year to Get a Jump on Rivals — Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) plans to start a service this year that will allow customers to make purchases with their mobile phones, ahead of a similar initiative from rivals Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc. (T) and T-Mobile USA.
Discussion: mocoNews, ReadWriteWeb, Electronista and IntoMobile
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Amazon Payments May Integrate NFC (Report)
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Sprint working on NFC payment for 2011
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
10 Things That Simply Need To Be In iOS 5 — WWDC. It's like Christmas for OS X and iOS developers. Each year, they flock to San Francisco's Moscone Center, anxiously awaiting the pair of gifts that Apple annually bestows: the new iPhone, and a bundle of new features upon which they'll build their next big thing.
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
IT'S OFFICIAL: AOL Fires Freelancers* — A couple of weeks ago, AOL threw its freelance journalists into purgatory: — They were supposed to sit tight and wait to hear from their editors on their roles in the post-merger Huffington Post Media Group. — The freelancers, naturally …
Discussion: Guardian, more at Mediagazer »
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: AOL staff wonder why the Huffington Post is calling the tune
Tricia Duryee / All Things Digital:
Zynga Appoints DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg to Board — Zynga is beefing up its board of directors by announcing today that it has added Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation. — Katzenberg, who created the animation studio along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, SAI and Inside Social Games
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: ShrekVille? Zynga Adds DreamWorks Animation Chief Jeffrey Katzenberg To Board
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Shrek meets FarmVille as Katzenberg joins Zynga board
Zach Epstein / BGR:
AT&T confirms early upgrade price changes for iPhone 4, other smartphones — AT&T has confirmed to BGR that it has made changes to early upgrade pricing for its smartphones. The changes impact customers who wish to upgrade to a new smartphone but are not yet eligible for an upgrade at fully discounted two-year contract prices.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: AT&T makes you pay even more for iPhone
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: AT&T Upgrade Rates Rise; iPhone 5 Months Away?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: AT&T Early Upgrades Just Got $50 More Expensive
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: AT&T Boosts ‘Early Upgrade’ iPhone Pricing by $50
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: AT&T Increases Early Upgrade and No Contract Prices
Jared Newman / Techland: AT&T Cranks Up Early Upgrade and No-Contract Phone Prices
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Upgrading Your Smartphone Just Got More Expensive on AT&T
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: AT&T Increases Early Upgrade, 1-Year Contract Device Prices
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: AT&T hikes smartphone early upgrade fee by $50
Steven Sande / TUAW: AT&T hikes early upgrade prices
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: AT&T quietly raises upgrade prices, non-iPhone handset purchase prices
Chris Oldroyd / TiPb: AT&T increase iPhone early upgrade pricing?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone prices going up at AT&T, but not as much as Android?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: AT&T Bumps iPhone Early Upgrade By $50
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
The Libyan War Derails Letter.ly, Will More .ly Startups Be Threatened? — Letter.ly, a startup that helps set up and manage paid email newsletters, had its service briefly shut down by the Libyan war and has had to move its service to the domain Letterly.net.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Domain Name Wire, Betabeat, silicontap.com and Global by Design
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: Hey Bit.ly, What Do you Have to Say About .ly Domains Now?
Ben Popper / Betabeat: Letter.ly Goes Down Due to Libyan Conflict
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak is out, supports all devices except iPad 2 and Verizon iPhone — Fans of jailbreaking have long known that Sundays are traditionally reserved for major iPhone jailbreaks. Following yesterday's tweet by a team member MuscleNerd, Dev-team released a set …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, PC World, VentureBeat, Redmond Pie, Dev-Team Blog, AppleInsider, Inquirer, TG Daily, Digital Trends, PadGadget, BGR, Engadget, MobileCrunch, Softpedia News, everythingiCafe, TiPb, DailyTech, Ubergizmo, MobileWhack, Download Squad, Softpedia News, CrunchGear, thinq_, Gizmodo, SlashGear, Shoutpedia and App Advice
Elizabeth Fish / PC World: PwnageTool for iOS 4.3.1 Released; iPad 2 Owners Out of Luck
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Hackers release first complete jailbreak for iPhone OS 4.3
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Redsn0w 0.9.6RC9 Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 Released ! Here's A Complete How-To Guide
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Apple's IOS 4.3.1 has been jailbroken
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Dev-Team codes untethered jailbreaks for iOS 4.3.1
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: iOS 4.3.1 gets untethered jailbreak for Windows and OS X, iPad 2 not compatible
Richard Lai / Engadget: redsn0w untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 released for Windows and OS X, lacks iPad 2 support
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: iOS 4.3.1 Gets A More Convenient Jailbreak Method
Cody Allison / TiPb: How to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 via redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 (untethered)
Mark Kurlyandchik / DailyTech: IOS 4.3.1 Gets Jailbreak Except on iPad 2
George Wong / Ubergizmo: PwnageTool 4.3: untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak released
Samuel Gibbs / Download Squad: Untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak is go with redsn0w and PwnageTool for Windows and OS X, minus iPad 2
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: Apple iOS 4.3.1 gets user-friendly jailbreak
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Redsn0w Untethered Jailbreak Release Addresses iOS 4.3.1, But iPad 2 Owners Must Wait
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPhone 4, Apple TV and more get new PwnageTool jailbreak
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Myspace Bake-Off Starts Wednesday and-Despite Reports-No Bidder in Lead (and No Zynga Interest Either) — While no one inside or outside Myspace owner News Corp. expects fireworks and giant piles of money, the tire-kicking for the long-troubled social-networking-turned-entertainment site actually starts Wednesday.
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: NewsCorp Begins MySpace Auction Wednesday
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
How We All Missed Web 2.0′s “Netscape Moment” — On May 26, 2009 Mike sat down with Yuri Milner, Mark Zuckerberg and a Flipcam to talk about the then-scandalous $200 million investment DST made in Facebook, at a price that valued the company at about $10 billion. The camera-work is Blair-Witch-Project-like at best.
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: The “Netscape Moment for Web 2.0” has come and gone?
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
What Do Kids Say Is The Biggest Obstacle To Technology At School? — iPads. Interactive Whiteboards. Netbooks. Video games. Although educational technologies are being implemented more and more in classrooms across the country, we don't often stop and ask students - or their parents - what they think their technology needs are.
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
iAd rival: Unofficial app store Cydia lands advertising deal with Toyota — Companies are keeping a close eye on the jailbreaking community as at least one big brand demonstrates willingness to advertise on Cydia, the unofficial store for unsanctioned third-party programs which can be installed on jailbroken iPhones, iPods and iPads.
Discussion: MarketingVOX, The Next Web, Phones Review and ZDNet Australia
Luke Hopewell / ZDNet Australia: Toyota throws ad dollars at jailbreakers
Mark Milian / CNN:
Why Nintendo isn't making a phone — Playing Super Mario on a Nintendo phone will remain a pipe dream. — Although Microsoft and Sony — Nintendo's rivals among the “Big Three” gaming companies — have branched into mobile phone development, Nintendo isn't planning to build a phone …
Discussion: Digital Trends, SAI, SlashGear, Electronista and GeekWire
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: No phone for Nintendo, says president
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Nintendo Isn't Building A Phone (And Here's Why It's Right)
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Nintendo squashes 3DS Phone talk: “Phones are not by definition entertainment devices”
B.L. Ochman / AdAge:
Most Fortune 50 Brands Still Hiding Their Social Media — Looking for Facebook or Twitter Icons on Corporate Websites? Keep Looking — Surely, as we head into the second quarter, the Fortune 50 — if not all big companies — are now at least involved in social media and want us to find them everywhere they have an online presence.
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim and FM Blog
John Battelle / FM Blog: Monday Signal: History Tends to Lather, Rinse, Repeat
N.Korean Delegation Inspect Google Headquarters — A North Korean economic delegation that has been visiting the U.S. since March 21 toured the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on Friday. Google, with its massively successful search engines, is one of the leading U.S. IT companies.
Discussion: PC Magazine, Search Engine Watch and SAI
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: North Korean Group Visits Google
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: North Korean Officials Tour Google HQ