Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page completes major reorganization of Internet search giant — Larry Page, who returned as chief executive of Google on Monday, put his stamp on how he will run the Internet giant with a major reorganization of his management team on Thursday.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: To Figure Out Google's Priorities, Just Look At Team Larry
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Larry Page reorgs Google, ties bonuses to social success
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Larry Page Just Took A Page From Jeff Bezos With His Re-Org
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Page Reshape Googles Structure, Focus
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Meet Google's New Leadership Team
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: Despite Exec Reorg, Google Social Plan Still Hazy
John C Abell / Epicenter: Larry Page Wastes No Time Reorganizing Google
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Larry Page Begins Giant Google Reorg
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search: Where Does Local Fit into the Newly Organized Google Under Page?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Shakes Up Its Management Structure
Maggie Shiels / BBC: All change for Google top brass
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Google CEO Larry Page makes his mark in management rejig
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Here's The Memo Telling ALL Google Employees Their 2011 Pay Depends On Google Sucking Less At Social — Last Friday, new Google CEO Larry Page announced that all Google employees will have their 2011 bonuses either go up or go down as much as 25% depending on how well Google “perform[s] …
Rick Webb / The Business Insider: If Your Product Isn't “Cool” To Begin With, A Social Media Agency Will Do Squat
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Reports: Google CEO Page Ties Bonuses To Social Success, Reorganizes Google Mgmt. Team
Richard Chirgwin / The Register: Larry Page to Google staff: Your bonus is tied to Facebook envy
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Larry Page's “Social Media Tidal Wave” Memo of 1995
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Larry Page Tells Employees That 25% Of Annual Bonus Is Tied To Google's Social Strategy
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Larry Page Just Tied ALL Employees' Bonuses To The Success Of Google's Social Strategy
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Rumor: Google Bonuses Now Tied To Social Success
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
PageYank: As New SVPs Are Born at Google in CEO Reorg, What Happens to the Old Ones? — Things are sure shaking over at Google, since the sudden departure on Monday of Jonathan Rosenberg, Google's head of product management and one of its most senior executives.
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
The Larry Page Reorg: Top Lieutenants Promoted to SVP — Google on Thursday formally promoted the six executives new CEO Larry Page has put in charge of its new business units. Sundar Pichai is now senior vice president of Chrome, Vic Gundotra is SVP of social, Andy Rubin SVP of mobile …
Discussion: SAI, Mashable! and Fast Company
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Inside Google's Massive Re-Org: Meet The Winners And Losers
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Best Buy responds to alleged iPad 2 sales freeze divulged by Best Buy staffers [updated] — Reports of an iPad 2 sales freeze that may have gotten Best Buy in hot water with Apple emerged Thursday night, and the possible explanation given by someone claiming to work for Best Buy was odd at best.
Discussion: PC Magazine, PC World, PadGadget, TUAW, iPhone Alley, Techland, WebProNews, mocoNews, GottaBeMobile, MacStories, everythingiCafe, TiPb, Geek.com and CrunchGear
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: Best Buy Barred from Selling iPad 2
Brennon Slattery / PC World: Did Apple Ban Best Buy from Selling iPads?
Mary Ryan / iPhone Alley: Apple Pulls the iPad 2 from Best Buy?
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Best Buy Hoarding iPad 2 Stock?
Chris Crum / WebProNews: iPad 2 Best Buy Rumors Addressed
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: The Mobile Lowdown 04-08-11: iPad 2; GoldSpot; Camera Phones; Sprint/India
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Best Buy Blacklisted by Apple Over iPad 2 Incident?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: What's Going On With Apple and Best Buy?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Best Buy Blacklisted Over iPad 2 Sales? [u]
Chris Oldroyd / TiPb: Apple pulls Best Buy's iPad 2 inventory due to strange sales practices? [rumor]
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: iPad 2 sales tactics see Best Buy blacklisted by Apple?
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
“A misunderstanding” between Apple and Best Buy over iPad 2 sales? (UPDATED with your tips)
“A misunderstanding” between Apple and Best Buy over iPad 2 sales? (UPDATED with your tips)
Discussion: AppleInsider, Yahoo! News, App Advice, MacRumors, Appolicious Advisor, MacNN, TechCrunch, Edible Apple, SlashGear, iClarified, MobileBurn.com, IntoMobile, Gizmodo, Phones Review, Techland, TUAW and Technabob
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Never Mind - Apple Still Loves Best Buy
Howard Wolinsky / Appolicious Advisor: Dept. of worst practices: Has Apple cut off Best Buy for withholding iPad 2s?
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Rumor: iPad 2 Mishandling Gets Best Buy Blacklisted By Apple
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Rumor: Best Buy no longer selling iPad 2 due to Apple sanction
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Did Apple Really Blacklist Best Buy for Withholding iPad 2s?
Matt Peckham / Techland: Toys “R” Us Adding iPad 2 to Inventory?
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Best Buy pulls ad that makes fun of iPad
Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
YouTube is going LIVE — With over 2 billion views a day, it's easy to think about YouTube as a place to watch videos recorded in the past. But you've told us you want more - and that includes events taking place right now. In response, we've live streamed a number of popular concerts …
Discussion: GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, Mashable!, Epicenter, WebProNews and TechSpot
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: YouTube Gets Into the Live Streaming Game
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Surprise! It's YouTube Live! (Launching Today)
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: YouTube Gets Into The Live Streaming Game, Albeit Carefully
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: YouTube to Roll Out Live Streaming to Select Partners
John C Abell / Epicenter: YouTube Gets Into The Live Stream Business
Chris Crum / WebProNews: YouTube Live Launched for Live Streaming
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Google entering live streaming business with YouTube Live
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Breaking: DOJ Willing To Approve Google's $700M ITA Deal, With Conditions — Google has just come close to winning approval from The U.S. Justice Department of its $700 million acquisition of travel software company ITA. We've pasted the release below. UPDATING
Discussion: The United States Department …, MediaPost, Mercury News and Bloomberg
The United States Department of Justice: Justice Department Requires Google Inc. to Develop and License Travel Software in Order to Proceed …
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Report: Justice Dept. To Clear Google/ITA Deal
Jeff Huber / The Official Google Blog:
ITA Software acquisition cleared for takeoff — How cool would it be if you could type “flights to somewhere sunny for under $500 in May” into Google and get not just a set of links but also flight times, fares and a link to sites where you can actually buy tickets quickly and easily?
Discussion: CNET News
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Report: Google and DOJ close to ITA settlement
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Google has developed speech-recognition technology that actually works. — If you've got an Android phone, try this: Hit the microphone icon on the home screen, then ask, “How many angstroms in a mile?” Use your normal speaking voice—don't speak slowly or strain to over-pronounce “angstrom.”
Russia's President Medvedev denounces cyber-attack — President Medvedev has enthusiastically embraced new media — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has condemned as “outrageous and illegal” a cyber-attack on a popular social networking website that hosts his blog.
Discussion: The Register, Reuters, TechEye, Inquirer and Securelist
John Leyden / The Register: Russian pres fumes at mystery DDoS hack
Asavin Wattanajantra / Inquirer: Russian president blasts Livejournal cyber attackers
Maria Garnaeva / Securelist: LiveJournal under attack
Alexandra Odynova / The Moscow Times:
State Blamed in LiveJournal Attack
State Blamed in LiveJournal Attack
Rebekah Heacock / ONI: Second- and Third-Generation Controls Rise in Russian Cyberspace
Dave Schappell / GeekWire:
Two Days in Silicon Valley: An inside look at 23 startups from Dave McClure's Demo Days — I've been thinking a lot about passion lately — passion for ideas, teams, the shared pursuit of common goals. More and more, I believe passion is the critical differentiator between really good, and great, teams.
Discussion: Plancast, TechCrunch, TechCrunch, PE Hub Blog, Venture Capital Dispatch and NetworkEffect
Rip Empson / TechCrunch: 500 Startups Demo Day: Like Pulse For Facebook, Ninua Launches Its News Sharing App For Android
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: CrowdRally, Punchd And Rewardli Raise A Combined $150K At 500 Startups Demo Day
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch: 500 Startups (Okay, 21) And Lots Of Hope At Demo Day
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: 500 Startups Sends 22 of Them Into the World
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
Facebook's Next Hardware Project: Data Storage — Yesterday we heard about the Open Compute Project. Facebook's director of hardware design, Frank Frankovsky, tells us about part two of the social network's plan to spur suppliers to build the products it needs.
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Why Facebook open-sourced its datacenters
Why Facebook open-sourced its datacenters
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM and Facebook
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook's Open Compute Project Means Infrastructure is Now a Commodity
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Facebook Open Sources Its Servers and Data Centers
Jonathan Heiliger / Facebook: Building Efficient Data Centers with the Open Compute Project
Intel Said Funding Ed-Tech Startup Kno 12:04 AM — Intel Corp.'s venture capital arm is investing in digital textbook and tablet maker Kno Inc., the companies plan to announce in the next week, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. — The financing of about $30 million …
Discussion: TechCrunch, mocoNews, Digital Trends, Venture Capital Dispatch, MediaPost, SAI, CNET News, VentureBeat, Engadget, Fast Company, ITProPortal, SlashGear, TechEye, GottaBeMobile, Electronista and BoomTown
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Kno Bails On Hardware, Takes Another $30 Million. Is An Android App Next?
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Intel taking over Kno tablet hardware design?
Zoran Basich / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: VCs Merge Two Biotechs
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Report: Intel To Invest In Tablet Maker
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Failed Tablet Startup Kno Is Getting $30 Million In Fresh Cash To Build Software For iPad And Android
Kara Swisher / CNET News: Intel takes over hardware design for student tablet Kno
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Intel leads $30M round for student tablet maker Kno, licenses hardware design
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Facebook's Green Servers, Intel Invests in Kno, Google Checkin Offers, StumbleUpon's Billion …
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Intel gets in the Kno
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Intel Pays for Kno Tablet Designs in Latest Funding Round
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Technology IPOs: SEC Might Raise Shareholder Limit — The SEC has said it is considering raising the shareholder limit for private companies in a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa obtained by the WSJ. — The SEC has a rule that says that once a private company reaches 500 individual shareholders …
Discussion: Betabeat, Mashable!, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, A VC, SiliconANGLE, Felix Salmon, The Business Insider, Hillicon Valley and DealBook
Jean Eaglesham / Wall Street Journal: U.S. Eyes New Stock Rules
Dan Primack / Fortune: New private share rules could put VCs in a corner
Fred / A VC: The SEC and Private Markets
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE: SEC's Lax Proposal Affects Facebook, Heightens Bubble Talk
Alan Dunn / The Business Insider: How Google Can Conquer Social Media
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: News Bites: Time Warner, Viacom take iPad case to court
Maria Antonova / Agence France Presse:
Russian security service wants to ban Skype, Gmail — MOSCOW (AFP) - The Russian security service has proposed banning Skype, Hotmail and Gmail as their “uncontrolled use” could pose a security threat, a service official said during a government meeting on Friday.
Discussion: Inquirer, The Next Web and Electronista
Myriam Joire / Engadget:
White Nexus S with AT&T 3G bands hands-on! (video) — Well, what do we have here? Sure enough, it's that coveted white Nexus S with AT&T-compatible 3G that we mentioned yesterday, and we just got our dirty little paws on it thanks to a friendly tipster. This particular handset was purchased …
Discussion: PC World, PhoneArena, Android Phone Fans, Engadget Mobile, Phones Review and SAI
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Google Taunts Apple with White Nexus S for AT&T
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: White Nexus S With AT&T Radios Shown Off on Video
Ellis Hamburger / SAI: New Nexus S Model Will Run On AT&T With 3G Speeds
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Google Will Trigger More Antitrust Complaints to EU Agency, Almunia Says — Google Inc. (GOOG) will trigger more complaints to European Union antitrust regulators given its “extremely large” market share for Web search and advertising, the EU's competition commissioner said.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Feds Ready To Approve Google-ITA Deal — With Ongoing Government Oversight
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Faces More Antitrust Complaints In Europe
AMD said hiring to add Android support, no threat to iPad — A slip detailing Computex show launch plans may have given away AMD's plans to get into Android in earnest. Industry contacts claimed AMD has been recruiting engineers to write Android drivers. The move is likely the first step …
Discussion: DigiTimes, Softpedia News, Android Community, Android Phone Fans and TechEye
Monica Chen / DigiTimes: Computex 2011: Lenovo, Fujitsu and Samsung to showcase Oak Trail-based tablets
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: AMD to Challenge NVIDIA With Android Support
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Mounting Evidence Shows Potential of Social Ecommerce, Contradicting Recent Reports — A new report by Forrester Research and another by the World Federation of Advertisers and research firm Millward Brown proclaim that Facebook will not play a signficant role in the future of ecommerce.
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Facebook Counters Weak Ecommerce Claims
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Acer Iconia Tab A500 Features Honeycomb, 1GHz Processor, $450 Price — Another day, another Honeycomb tablet. This one comes to us courtesy of Acer and looks nearly identical to its European cousin, the Acer-made Packard Bell Liberty Tab. The Iconia costs an acceptable $449.99 complete with 16GB memory and a microSD card reader.
Discussion: PC World, The Toybox Blog, LAPTOP Magazine, Laptops and Desktops Blog, Engadget, Gearlog, Electronista and The Tech Report
Agam Shah / PC World: Acer's First Android 3.0 Tablet Priced at $449
Mike Prospero / LAPTOP Magazine: Acer Iconia Tab A500 Coming to Best Buy for $449
Sean Portnoy / Laptops and Desktops Blog: Acer's Iconia Tab A500 Android 3.0 tablet available for pre-order at Best Buy
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Acer's Iconia Tab A500 soaks up the WiFi rays, hits shelves April 24th for $450
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Acer A500 Tablet Gets Price, Release Date
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: 10-inch, Android 3.0-powered Acer slate to cost $449
Dale North / Destructoid:
Music Unlimited: Streaming songs on your PSP, April 14 — Next week your PSP will become a very capable portable music player with Sony's Music Unlimited service. On April 14th you'll be able to access an asston of cloud-stored digital music on your portable game system …
Discussion: CNET News and Ars Technica
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Sony brings Music Unlimited to PSP
Andrew Webster / Ars Technica: PSP to get streaming music next week, powered by Qriocity
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Flash use dips at top Web sites since November — Web-page speed guru Steve Souders, putting to use the latest in a string of useful tools he's created, has found the top 17,000 Web sites have eased off use of Adobe Systems' Flash Player in the last half year.
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Uh Oh, Now Verizon iPad 2 Owners Can't Connect To 3G — So much for all the excitement that the iPad 2 is available for a carrier other than AT&T. — Verizon iPad 2 owners are flocking to this discussion forum on Apple.com saying they can't connect to 3G.
Discussion: App Advice, BGR, TiPb, Crave, NBC Bay Area and The Atlantic Online
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Are Verizon Customers Becoming Second Class Citizens?
Todd Haselton / BGR: Verizon Wireless iPad 2 users report 3G connection troubles
John Scott Lewinski / Crave: Verizon 3G iPad 2 owners report reboot problem
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Verizon iPads' Are 3G Glitchy: Users
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: Why Isn't the Verizon Network Working With the iPad 2?
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple controlling 60% of available touch panel capacity, analyst says — Apple has exerted strong control over the touch panel supply chain to prevent shipping delays of the iPad 2, booking as much as 60 percent of the total available capacity, says one analyst.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, SlashGear, PhoneArena, IntoMobile and Electronista
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple holds 60% of touch panel supplies tips analyst
Phone Arena: Apple has coralled 60% of the world's touch panels capacity, delaying RIM's PlayBook launch
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
A Nokia Symbian Event On April 12? No, There Is No Event — This is a public service announcement for those Nokia (NYSE: NOK) watchers out there thinking that next week there would be a London event to reveal some juicy news about Symbian: there is no actual, physical event taking place.
Discussion: The Nokia Blog, Thanks:ingridlunden
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog: There is No Nokia Event on April 12th