april 1st

april 1st

Sony gets a Kaz-style kick to its corporate guts, emphasizes its oneness

www.engadget.com
Kazuo Hirai doesn't officially grab the reins as Sony's CEO and President until April 1st, but in reality he's already at the stirrups. He's making a number of exec-level switches that he hopes will deliver "rapid and optimized decision-making processes as 'One Sony'." His strategy? An inner circle consisting...
Sony gets a Kaz-style kick to its corporate guts, emphasizes its oneness

iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker to begin shipping this April, for $200

www.engadget.com
It's been a while since we've heard about iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker, but that all changed Wednesday, when the company announced that its wireless system will begin shipping on April 1st. Standing at a little under six inches tall, this setup is about 25 percent smaller than its predecessor,...
iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker to begin shipping this April, for $200

Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month

www.engadget.com
In a move similar to the ones seen at fellow struggling Japanese electronics giants Sony and Panasonic, Sharp has announced a change at the top, swapping out president Mikio Katayama (kicked upstairs to the position of Director, Chairman) for current executive officer Takashi Okuda. The move will go into...
Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month

The Internet Has Killed April Fools’

techcrunch.com
It’s hard to tell if the Wikipedia article on April Fools’ Day is itself an April Fools’ prank. Tidbits of the ubiquitous holiday’s history seem like jokes in and of themselves; “”In France and Italy, children and adults traditionally tack paper fish on each other’s back as a trick and shout...
The Internet Has Killed April Fools’

YouTube founders quietly launch a Chinese fork of Delicious called Mei.fm

thenextweb.com
Last weekend, word got out about Zeen, an upcoming magazine discovery and creation service developed by AVOS, the company formed by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. But that’s not the only service AVOS has quietly launched recently. Some time last week, their new site, Mei.fm, surfaced. Basically, it’s...
YouTube founders quietly launch a Chinese fork of Delicious called Mei.fm

Hitwise: Facebook became the most visited site in Brazil over the weekend

thenextweb.com
Facebook surpassed Google to become the most visited site by Internet users in Brazil over the weekend, Experian Hitwise reports. In total, Facebook topped the most popular destination ranking for five days this year, with a first occurrence on April 1st. This is an important milestone for the company, in...
Hitwise: Facebook became the most visited site in Brazil over the weekend

Simple Tips To Make Miracles Happen In Your PPC Campaigns

searchengineland.com
Last week, millions of Americans flocked to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket or ten, each hoping for their own personal miracle. This strategy worked for all of three people. Yesterday, in their annual homage to the April 1st prankster’s holiday, Google announced the miracle of a new ad... Please...
Simple Tips To Make Miracles Happen In Your PPC Campaigns
Sony reorganizes into 'One Sony', prioritizes digital imaging, gaming, and mobile

Mei.fm: Avos Forks Delicous to Suit Chinese Tastes

www.techinasia.com
Many of you might recall that Avos, the California-based internet company of YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, acquired social bookmarking service Delicious.com about a year ago. Skip to one year later, and the company has launched a fork of Delicious for the Chinese market. It’s called Mei.fm,...
Mei.fm: Avos Forks Delicous to Suit Chinese Tastes

A Brave New Push: Urban Airship Brings Location, Context Targeting To Mobile Notifications

techcrunch.com
At the end of October, Urban Airship, the startup that gives developers a simple way to build in-app purchases and push notifications into their mobile apps, acquired SimpleGeo for a reported $3.5 million. At the time, it was unclear what Urban Airship would be doing with the terabyte-plus of SimpleGeo...
A Brave New Push: Urban Airship Brings Location, Context Targeting To Mobile Notifications
Anonymous revives LulzSec for new campaign of hacks and attacks

Nook Audio pops up on Barnes & Noble's site, with no e-ink to speak of

www.engadget.com
What the heck? Did Barnes & Noble score a deal with Dr. Dre? Is the whole reading thing just not doing it for the company anymore? Whatever the case may be, it seems that the Nook name is ready to branch out a bit from the e-reader space. After...
Nook Audio pops up on Barnes & Noble's site, with no e-ink to speak of

Interactive Game of Thrones content comes to HBO Go iPad app

www.engadget.com
Home Box Office has been pushing its "interactive viewing experience" for Game of Thrones over at the HBO Go site, but if you weren't sitting in front of a computer there was no way to take part in the fantasy world fun. Now the premium channel is bringing the...
Interactive Game of Thrones content comes to HBO Go iPad app

Nintendo 3DS outselling four Sony devices in Japan, now has 65 percent of the market

www.engadget.com
The latest figures from Japan's Media Create are in, showing that last year's trend has been fully reversed. Now the consumers are hungry for Nintendo's 3DS, given that it shipped 121,921 units in the week ending April 1st. That put it comfortably ahead of the PlayStation 3 (23,771), PSP...
Nintendo 3DS outselling four Sony devices in Japan, now has 65 percent of the market

HBO GO teases vocal controls via Kinect, coming soon to Xbox 360 (video)

www.engadget.com
We knew it'd be arriving on April 1st, but now we're actually longing for it. HBO has just released a half-minute teaser propping up the impending release of HBO GO on Xbox 360, and while it's available on a plethora of other platforms, being able to verbally command HBO...
HBO GO teases vocal controls via Kinect, coming soon to Xbox 360 (video)

Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)

www.engadget.com
Game of ThronesHBO's hottest new series is back with a new season, and there should be plenty of action in all forms coming along with it. Whether it's through betrayal, all out warfare or political intrigue everyone is making a grab for power in the land of Westeros and...
Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)
Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi's Japan Display merger begins production
Sony tries to pivot back to premium, begins 'unilateral' pricing on consumer electronics
HBO Go, Comcast On Demand reportedly launching on Xbox Live tomorrow

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2012 to manufacturers

thenextweb.com
Yes, we expected it to happen around this time, but the moment has arrived at last: SQL Server 2012 has been released to manufacturers. Microsoft has been working on SQL Server 2012, previously codenamed Denali, for so long that we’re almost sad to see it take wings and fly. We’ve...
Microsoft releases SQL Server 2012 to manufacturers
Google is more popular than Apple, Facebook and Twitter, poll shows
Sony eliminates two divisions, restructures electronics unit

Jack White Releases Single... By Launching 1,000 Balloons With Flexi Discs Attached

www.techdirt.com
The tacocopter may be necessary if you want to take to the local skies to deliver a product to a specific location, but what if you just want to distribute a product semi-randomly? Famed musician Jack White -- who has quite a history of doing cool experiments with new business...
Jack White Releases Single... By Launching 1,000 Balloons With Flexi Discs Attached

Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

techcrunch.com
Last week we announced some pretty impressive TechCrunch Disrupt New York veterans who will be back on the stage this year. Today we’re revealing more of our stellar lineup for May’s big event. Joining our all star cast will be co-founder of Founder Collective and CEO of recently acquired Hunch,...
Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York
Xbox Live update delivers Comcast’s VOD service, HBO Go and MLB.TV

iFixit delves inside refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air [Photos]

9to5mac.com
iFixit is hardcore when it comes to breaking open our favorite electronics to see what’s inside, and the website did it again today with the refreshed MacBook Air that unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday. The updated 13-inch MacBook Air, equipped with USB 3.0 and MagSafe 2, sports a few new...
iFixit delves inside refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air [Photos]
Five decades of NASA 'Blue Marble' photography in 16 images
Sony Pictures CEO rumored to be appointed head of SCA, will oversee entire US entertainment operation
HBO Go and MAX Go now available on Cablevision

Personal Info Scrubber SafeShepherd Finds its Flock, Doubles its Userbase In a Month

pandodaily.com
The Valley loves a tale of a breakout success that finds a million users on launch day, but such things are usually the exception. While it’s great to celebrate these wins, it’s equally (or perhaps even more) important to study the companies that launch to moderate success but then...
Personal Info Scrubber SafeShepherd Finds its Flock, Doubles its Userbase In a Month
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?