Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
4chan founder: Zuckerberg is “totally wrong” about online identity — Christopher Poole, the founder of controversial online image board 4chan, outlined his vision for Web-based community today at the South by Southwest Interactive conference on Sunday — and yes, his ideas are in pretty sharp contrast to those of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman’s 10 rules of entrepreneurship — Hoffman gave a speech this week about how entrepreneurs can “invent the future”.
Google Earth aerial photos show extent of quake damage — If you ever wondered why it would be useful to have instantly updated, real-time satellite imagery, this is clearly the answer.
Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 9, its prettiest browser yet — Microsoft’s long journey to revitalize Internet Explorer, and make it a competitive web browser against speedy upstarts like Google Chrome, finally reached its end this week.
Just how pretty are iPad 2’s graphics? The Infinity Blade test shows — Graphics aficionados may fell in love with Apple’s new device.
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New York Times paywall plans are ambitious and sort of crazy — In a bid to wean online readers from reading the paper’s content for free, the New York Times finally announced its digital subscription plans Thursday, starting at $15 for four weeks of access.
Nuclear crisis doesn’t panic cleantech investors — An escalating crisis at nuclear power plants in Japan following a massive earthquake and tsunami has not changed the investing thesis about clean technology, according to a number of leading venture capitalists and researchers.
First look at the Nintendo 3DS: it makes your eyes work hard — VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi got his first look at the final Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system this week and found that the glasses-free stereoscopic 3D is pretty tough on his eyes.
Tesla CEO: Model S will support third-party apps — Does your car have an app for that? If Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has his way, it will.
Look out PayPal: Visa jumps into personal payments — Visa took on PayPal Wednesday in the personal payment market, announcing that consumers in the U.S. would be able to receive and send funds to any eligible Visa account.