Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DISH Wins Bankruptcy Auction, Buys Blockbuster Assets For $228M In Cash — DISH Network this morning announced that it was selected as the winning bidder in the bankruptcy court auction for substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, which went belly up in September 2010.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Dish buys Blockbuster in bankruptcy: Internet streaming rights key
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters: Dish Network wins Blockbuster bankruptcy auction
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Dish Network wins Blockbuster auction for $228 million in cash
Zach Epstein / BGR: Dish Network wins Blockbuster auction
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home: Dish Network to buy Blockbuster for $228 million
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Dish Network Buys Blockbuster
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: DISH: Blockbuster's Unlikely Savior?
Joseph Woelfel / TheStreet.com: Dish Wins Auction for Blockbuster
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
So Why Did Dish Really Buy Blockbuster? — Dish Network said Wednesday that it it will pay around $320 million to buy embattled movie rental chain Blockbuster out of bankruptcy proceedings which have led to significant store closings and layoffs over the past year.
Discussion: VentureBeat, DISH Network, DSLreports, 9 to 5 Mac, Wall Street Journal, MediaMemo, mocoNews, Telecompetitor and Electronista
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Dish Network buys Blockbuster for $228M, all about streaming video and kiosks
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Dish Network buys bankrupt Blockbuster for $320 million to bolster online content
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Dish Buys Bankrupt Blockbuster
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews: Dish Makes Blockbuster Of A Deal; Gets Bankrupt Chain For $320 Million
Bernie Arnason / Telecompetitor: DISH Buys Blockbuster Out of Bankruptcy
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Motorola Mobility: Xoom, Atrix Both Duds, Pacific Crest Says — Xoom: No boom, just gloom. — Motorola Mobility (MMI) isn't seeing much love for its current cornerstone smart phone and tablet products, Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette asserts in a research note this morning.
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Have the Motorola Xoom and Atrix Flopped Already?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Motorola's Xoom: Are 100,000 units sold disappointing or decent?
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Report: Motorola's Atrix And Xoom Struggle To See A Sales Boom
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Analyst: Motorola Xoom and Atrix 4G sales are ‘disappointing’
John Biggs / TechCrunch: Motorola Xoom And Atrix Sales “Disappointing”
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Motorola XOOM and ATRIX 4G sales failures claims analyst
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Analyst: Motorola Xoom and Atrix are duds
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Motorola Atrix (modular Android phone) & Xoom Tablet Disappointing According to an Analyst
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Nvidia Gets Another Shot At Tablets. And Another, And Another...
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Motorola ATRIX, XOOM Sales Still Poor, Says Analyst
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Motorola Xoom A Flop, Just 100,000 Sold So Far — Google's first real answer to the iPad is not exactly blowing the doors off. — According to an estimate from Deutsche Bank, Motorola has only sold 100,000 Xooms thus far. Deutsche Bank got its estimate after looking at the Android developer website …
Discussion: BGR, Internet2Go, NBC Bay Area and The Huffington Post
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Seven-Inch HTC Flyer Tablet Poised for Takeoff
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Slow Start for Xoom Tablet Sales
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Suppliers delivered 2.4M-2.6M iPad 2 units to Apple in March - report — Perhaps offering an indication of how many iPad 2 units were sold at launch, a new report claims Apple received between 2.4 million and 2.6 million of the hot-selling device from suppliers in the month of March.
Cover lens supply key for Apple to reach 2Q11 iPad 2 shipment goal, say sources — A sufficient supply of cover lenses for touch panel modules will be the key for Apple and other vendors to reach their shipment goals for tablet PCs in second-quarter 2011, according to sources at upstream touch panel suppliers.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, SAI, Electronista, PadGadget, The Next Web, TUAW, PhoneArena, everythingiCafe, MacStories, MacDailyNews, I4U News, WebProNews and Edible Apple
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Digitimes: 2.6M iPad 2s shipped in March, 12M expected in Q2
Dag / PadGadget: 2.5 Million iPad 2s Shipped Last Month, Production Output to Reach 4 Million Units per Month
Pres**t Deorukhkar / The Next Web: Apple took delivery of over 2 million iPad 2 units in March, report claims
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Cover lens supply key for 2011 iPad 2 shipment goal
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple To Hit 12 Million iPad 2s In Q2?
Chris Herbert / MacStories: Suppliers Reporting 2.4 Million iPad 2s Shipped in March
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple received over 2m iPad 2 Units from Suppliers in March
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: iPad 2 Sales Of 2.4-2.6 Million Estimated For March
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
LinkedIn's Answer to Facebook's Open Graph — Professional social network LinkedIn has opened up access to a new developer platform today that should bring LinkedIn content, buttons, Twitter-esque “profile summaries” and more to websites throughout the Web. — The platform, though, isn't just for developers.
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch and Between the Lines Blog
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: LinkedIn updates developer access
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: LinkedIn Unveils A More Open Developer Platform With Lightweight, Customizable Plugins
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: LinkedIn opens APIs to broader Web: Will you use your professional identity?
Adam Nash / The LinkedIn Blog:
The New LinkedIn Platform: Help Build the Professional Web
The New LinkedIn Platform: Help Build the Professional Web
Discussion: Mashable! and The Next Web
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: LinkedIn launches developer platform, social plugins
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
A keyboard-less webOS phone - the Stingray? [Exclusive] — The enterprising tipster who sent us the image of a Verizon Pre 3 has one more device to show you: the above device that by all appearances is a webOS device without a keyboard. Our best guess is that it has a screen resolution of 480x800.
Discussion: GigaOM, BGR, Softpedia News, MobileWhack, Gizmodo, SlashGear, Fonehome, CrunchGear, Electronista, Engadget, IntoMobile and Pocket-lint
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: WebOS Phones Could Gain by Losing the Keyboard
Todd Haselton / BGR: Verizon Wireless Pre 3, touchscreen-only webOS smartphone leak
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack: HP Stingray Gets Leaked?
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Leak: HP webOS Phone Looks Like Pre 3 Without Keyboard
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HP all-touch webOS “Stingray” leaks alongside Verizon Pre3
Richard Lai / Engadget: HP's keyboard-less webOS phone and Verizon Pre 3 leaked?
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Is this the webOS-powered HP Stingray?
Wall Street Journal:
Lions Gate Finalizing Netflix Deal to Stream All Seasons of “Mad Men” — Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., which produces the hit television series “Mad Men,” has finalized a deal with Netflix Inc. to stream all seven seasons of the critically-acclaimed show about a 1960s advertising agency, according to people close to the situation.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Netflix acquires rights to stream ‘Mad Men’
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: Netflix nabs ‘Mad Men’ rights
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Netflix Gets Mad Men, NYT Defends Paywall, Toyota Pulls iPhone Jailbreak Ads, Congress Vs FCC, Teens Love iPhones
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Netflix Reaches Deal To Stream “Mad Men”
Jim O'Neill / fierceonlinevideo.com/news/frontpage: Netflix adds ‘Mad Men’ in multi-year deal valued at $75M-$100M
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Netflix nabs Mad Men reruns
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Dish snags Blockbuster! Netflix buys ‘Mad Men.’ Vieira ready to exit ‘Today.’
Husain Sumra / Gizmodo: Netflix Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights to Mad Men Reruns
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Bashing Microsoft ‘like kicking a puppy,’ says Linux Foundation chief — Linux has already defeated Microsoft, Linux Foundation chief says — Two decades after Linus Torvalds developed his famous operating system kernel, the battle between Linux and Microsoft is over and Linux has won …
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Linux Foundation: bashing Microsoft now is “like kicking a puppy”
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Microsoft has lost the war to Linux
Fred A. Bernstein / New York Times:
A Corporate Campus Made to Mirror Facebook — MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook, which started out in a dormitory at Harvard, transferred to a rented house in Silicon Valley and now occupies a cluster of office buildings in Palo Alto, Calif., is about to make its biggest move yet …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Facebook's Huge New Campus Will Keep The Rest Of The World Out
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Facebook's New Hipster Campus
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Google's new cloud-based Android Music app leaks out — Wondering what Google's answer to Amazon's cloud music player for Android will look like? Then it would seem you now have your answer —the Tech From 10 website somehow managed to receive a developer version of the Android Market …
Discussion: Pulse2, SAI and FierceMobileContent
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google's Android Music App Screenshot Leaks
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Test Out Android's New Music App With Google's Music Locker Right Now
Tim Schiesser / Tech From 10:
The Android Test Market...?
The Android Test Market...?
Discussion: Androinica, Yahoo! News, CNET News, Droid Life, Download Squad, PhoneArena, AndroidGuys, IntoMobile, Techland, The Next Web, Android Phone Fans, Pocket-lint, ITProPortal, hypebot, Phones Review, Geek.com, PC Magazine, Gadgetell, Android Police, Electronista, Neowin.net, iClarified, Download Squad, SiliconANGLE, Android and Me, Android Central, ReadWriteWeb, Softpedia News, Know Your Cell, AndroidGuys, Media Maverick, Android Phone Fans and Gizmodo
Andrew Kameka / Androinica: Grooveshark gets ganked from Google Android Market. Should Amazon Cloud be nervous?
Andrew Couts / Yahoo! News: Android Music 3.0 app with cloud streaming leaked
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Google boots Grooveshark from Android Market
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad: Grooveshark gets kicked out of the Android Market
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Google Removes Grooveshark Music App from Android Market
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Grooveshark Music App Pulled from Android Market
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Google pulls Grooveshark from Android Market over possible copyright concerns
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Grooveshark Pulled from the Android Market Over Copyright Concens
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint: Is this the new streaming Android Music player?
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: New Google Music App Leaks
Lawrence Drummond / Phones Review: New Google Android Music Player App: The Cloud test
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: Google accidentally leaks cloud-based Android Music app
Jeremy Hill / Gadgetell: Android music player version 3.0 leaked online
David Ruddock / Android Police: Download: Test Android Market Reveals New Versions Of Music, Gallery, Clock And Camera
Piers Hausjell / Neowin.net: Android Music 3.0 leaked, available to test now [Update]
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: A sneak peek at the next version of Android Market and Music app
Kit Dotson / SiliconANGLE: Accidental Leak of Android 3.0 Music App Reveals Google Cloud-based MP3 Service
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Google gets ready to launch new Market, Music, Camera and Gallery apps
Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central: A look at Android's ‘Test Market’ — complete with a new Music app
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick: Rumored Google Music app apparently leaks to Web
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Next Version of the Android Market Gets Previewed along with New Google Music App
John Casasanta / tap tap tap:
Camera+ hits 2 million sales / Revealing details about upgrade numbers and in-app purchase sales — Fresh off the heals of the Camera+ 2.2 release including our killer feature, Clarity, I'm happy to announce that this weekend we've sold our 2 millionth copy of Camera+.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, AppleInsider, GigaOM, Inside Mobile Apps and MacStories
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: Camera+: 2 Million Copies Sold
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Developer of bestselling iPhone app says just 5% of buyers opt for in-app purchases
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Camera+ Developer Provides Inside Look at App Store Success
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: Tap Tap Tap's Camera+ App Reaches 2 Million Downloads, $1.9 Million in Sales
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube's New Search Options Format — YouTube has a new interface for related searches and advanced search options. Now you can select multiple filters from a category and combine related searches. For example, you can find long-form HD videos that are available in the WebM format.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: YouTube Expands Search Options With Filter & Explore
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Sulzberger: $40 Million Estimate For Paywall Cost Is ‘Vastly Wrong’ — Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) spent $40 million or more to build the digital paywall that went live late last month. Not so, insists Arthur Sulzberger …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
One-Third Of Teens Plan To Buy An iPhone Soon — Teenagers are fickle, but one thing never seems to change. — They love Apple products. — More than one-third plan on buying an iPhone in the next six months, and 20% are planning to buy a tablet — which probably means iPad.
Discussion: AppleInsider, msnbc.com, MacStories and Between the Lines Blog
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Survey confirms that teens love Apple products
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Survey Reveals 37% Of Teens Will Soon Buy An iPhone, 22% Of Them Have “A Tablet”
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
USB 3.0, Thunderbolt Possible in Future iOS 30-Pin Connectors — For those of you wondering how Apple is planning on supporting next-generation high-speed data port technology for future (and current) iPads, Pods and Phones, you might have your answer. Patently Apple has unearthed …
Discussion: Digital Trends, AppleInsider, Patently Apple, Appletell, BGR, TUAW, SlashGear, O'Grady's PowerPage, iClarified, The Next Web, IntoMobile, Engadget, CrunchGear, MacRumors, MacNN, GeekSmack, 9 to 5 Mac, MacDailyNews and everythingiCafe
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Apple's new iOS 30-pin connector compatible with Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
Jake Gaecke / Appletell: Apple patents new hybrid dock connector
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Apple dock-connector patent tips USB 3.0 for future computers, iDevices
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Apple granted patent for DisplayPort/Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 dock connector
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple receives patent for dock connector with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt elements built in
Pres**t Deorukhkar / The Next Web: Could Apple be readying a Thunderbolt Dock Connector?
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Apple granted patent for a ‘reduced size multi-pin connector,’ namedrops USB 3.0 and DisplayPort
Parth Dhebar / GeekSmack: Apple's 30-pin dock connector to support DisplayPort, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Future iOS 30-pin adapters to connect to Thunderbolt, USB3?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Future Dock Connectors To Go USB 3?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Estimate: In Two Years, Streaming TV Will Be An $800 Million Business for Netflix and Hulu — By the end of this year, an estimated 2 million households in the U.S. will have abandoned TV for the Web, cutting the cord with their cable companies. This estimate comes from Convergence Consulting Group …
Discussion: Sramana Mitra and Fortune
MitraSramana / Sramana Mitra: Hulu Gains From Online Video Momentum
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Cisco CEO says company a disappointment
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Pixable's Smart iPhone App Aggregates Photos From Facebook, Flickr, And Instagram — We've written about startup Pixable previously because of its sleek web photo creation and categorization tools. Earlier this year, the startup launched Photofeed, a Facebook app and companion iPad app …
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!: Pixable Launches iPhone App With an Eye on Photo Aggregation
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
Intel Unveils Chips for ‘Mission Critical’ Server Tasks — Generating buzz for a new microchip — one that is for servers, no less — is challenging. But Intel gave it a try with its latest line of microprocessors, the Xeon E7, unveiled on Tuesday, by renting a former bank and briefing reporters in the vault.
Discussion: internetnews.com, Datamation, Engadget, News Stories, Geek.com, HotHardware.com News, TechEye, Neowin.net, TechSpot and Between the Lines Blog
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Intel Debuts 10 Core Xeon E7
Quin Street Corporation / Datamation: Intel Unveils 10-Core Xeon E7
IntelPR / News Stories: Performance + Reliability + Security = Intel Xeon Processor Formula for Mission-Critical Computing
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Intel's new E7 Xeon chips include 10-core option
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: Intel's Xeon E7 chips unveiled
Piers Hausjell / Neowin.net: Intel unveils new Xeon E7 CPU
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Intel launches 10-core Xeon E7 server processors
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Intel launches new Xeon server chips
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Spanning Cloud Apps Raises $2 Million For Cloud Backup Services — The Austin-based startup Spanning Cloud Apps, a cloud-based app developer, today announced that it has closed a $2 million series A round, led by the Foundry Group, a VC firm based in Boulder.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
The Vote Is in and Twitter Gets its Tax Breaks. Now, What about Everyone Else? — We just got word that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted 8-to-3 to approve the Mid-Market incentive plan that would give Twitter- and other companies- a six year payroll tax deferral for net …
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits: Twitter's Tax Break Clears One Hurdle
Rachel Gordon / San Francisco Chronicle: Supervisors OK tax break for Twitter
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: Not everyone in SF is happy about Twitter's payroll tax break: http://j.mp/gMWFPg
Louis Gray / @louisgray: Twitter's new tax break should be called the Form 140 EZ. http://t.co/7Dus8Rd
Mathew Luschek / NBC Bay Area: Board Votes in Favor of Twitter Tax Break
Eric Young / bizjournals: S.F. OK's Mid-Market payroll tax exclusion
Marcus Wohlsen / Associated Press: San Francisco lawmakers approve Twitter tax break
Rachel Dornhelm / @rdornhelm: Payroll tax break passes... Only 3 no's: Avalos, Mirkarimi & Campos
David Chiu / @davidchiu: “This ordinance is passed in the first reading” - President Chiu - 8 Ayes, 3 Nos #TwitterInSF
Jared Newman / Technologizer:
GameStop Mulls a Tablet, Will Soon Buy Yours — When a brick-and-mortar retailer decides to go digital, one possible strategy goes something like this: Buy a smaller digital company or two, and hope to make them big. — That's what GameStop did last week when it acquired Stardock's Impulse …
Discussion: 1UP.com, The Business Insider, Gamasutra and VG247
Chris Pereira / 1UP.com: GameStop's Own Gaming Tablet a Real Possibility
Industry Gamers / The Business Insider: GameStop Could Create Its Own Tablet
Chris Morris / Gamasutra: Interview: Tony Bartel On GameStop's New Digital Strategy
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft creates new consumer channels group to be headed by Chris Capossela — A week after Microsoft Senior Vice President of Central Marketing Mich Matthews announced plans to leave, Microsoft announced her replacement will be former Office marketing chief Chris Capossela.
Microsoft: Microsoft Appoints Chris Capossela as Senior Vice President, Consumer Channels and Central Marketing Group
Jay Greene / CNET News: Microsoft names new marketing chief
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Meet Microsoft's New Head Of Marketing: Chris Capossela
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Meet Microsoft's new marketing boss: Chris Capossela
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
The Near-Future of Mobile Gaming Is Going to Be Pretty Epic (But Maybe Not on Android) — The light-spraying, shadow-bending dreamscapes carved out of our noir nightmares made possible by the latest version of the Unreal Engine are the reason why we're always looking for what's next in gaming.
Discussion: The Business Insider, Kotaku, PhoneArena, Electronista, @mrinaldesai, Android Phone Fans, SAI and AppleInsider
Matt Buchanan / The Business Insider: The Future Of Mobile Gaming Is Going To Be Epic (But Maybe Not On Android)
Mrinal Desai / @mrinaldesai: Epic game developer calls iPad 2 graphics leap “astonishing,” doubts Android can compete http://dlvr.it/MZR3l
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Epic Says Android is Too Inconsistent to Develop For Compared to iOS