We might as well call it Kindle Fire Friday. Amazon revealed today that its Black Friday sales were through the roof for its Kindle lineup, though, as usual, the company didn’t offer any specific numbers.
Google is set to add plug-and-play gamepad support to its Chrome web browser early next year, Develop reports. Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan also announced the search behemoth will be adding open source video and voice chat application WebRTC to its browser.
Giant book publishing company Penguin Group has decided to restore its catalog of e-books to e-book library lending services, such as the one offered via Amazon’s Kindle e-reader and tablet devices.
Device maker Samsung says an Australian judge who banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that country does not know the basic facts of the case, and her reasoning is “grossly unjust.” Lawyers for Samsung are appealing a temporary injunction that has frozen the company out of the market due to claims that Samsung ”slavishly copied” the iPad when creating its own tablet, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Editor's Pick Irish band The Script have opened for U2 and appeared on CNN, but they made their TV debut on Stephen O’ Regan’s balcony in Dublin.
Google is certainly stepping up its game when it comes to prime time advertising via television commercials. Its most recent is running over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to promote the company’s social network Google+.
As promised, YouTube is rolling out content from Disney and is starting with movie rentals through the website today, according to a company blog post.
Microsoft has signed a nondisclosure agreement with Yahoo so it can take a closer look at its books, a signal the software giant might be getting serious about acquiring Yahoo.
Streaming music service Spotify has over 2.5 million paying subscribers — a 25 percent increase since September, the startup announced today.
Streaming music service Pandora‘s third quarter earnings met Wall Street’s expectations but still suffered a drop to its stock price in after-hours trading.
Sling Media launched a new Slingplayer application for streaming media set-top box Boxee, the company revealed today.
Major book publishing company Penguin Group has pulled all of its ebooks from Amazon’s Kindle Library Lending program today, reports The Digital Shift.
Microsoft has acquired video search startup VideoSurf for an undisclosed amount, reports Israeli business news site Globes.
Samsung is apparently in “last-stage talks” with Google to produce a new device running the search giant’s Google TV software, reports Reuters.
Guardian Media Group, which is best known for publishing British newspaper The Guardian, wants to sell its ContentNext group of publications, reports AllThingsD.
Online auction site eBay is launching a new feature for its mobile applications today to help boost purchases from customers while they’re on the couch watching TV.
Spotify is sending out press invitations for a November 30 event in New York, where it will announce a new direction for the streaming music startup, the company has indicated.
Xunlei, the Chinese Internet company whose IPO was scheduled, then postponed indefinitely this summer, is now catching U.S. legislators’ attention.
Amazon may be launching at least one larger version of the Kindle Fire in the first half of 2012.
Over 200 labels falling under distributor STHoldings have pulled their music loot from streaming music services believing the new business model is hurting, not helping, the industry.
[vimeo 32349354 w=400 h=225] Glam Media is launching a new video ad platform called GlamSplash that aims to mimic the effectiveness of 30-second TV spot advertisements, the company announced today.
Manwin Licensing is going to court to make the world safe for porn peddlers.
Streaming media startup Sling Media has launched a Facebook application of its Slingplayer, the company announced today.
While many tech companies have been vocal about their disdain for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — a bill that is making the rounds on Capitol Hill and that could lead to unforeseen censorship on the web if passed — others like Microsoft and Apple have been mum on the subject.
Roku, the company known for its line of affordable set-top boxes, is planning to expand into U.K. and Canada, the company announced today.
Senior Aol executive Brad Garlinghouse has left the company according to multiple sources.
With connected TVs — those that can access online content — consumers have changed what they typically watch, but their viewing habits around prime-time remain the same, according to the web video aggregator Redux.
Gawker Media is getting ready to sell Fleshbot (NSFW), its blog devoted to adult entertainment and human sexuality.
Not content to simply partner with services like Google TV, electronics manufacturer Sony is exploring the idea of launching its own Internet-based TV service, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites people familiar with the matter.
Google has launched its answer to iCloud and iTunes with Google Music, a free service to listen to your music from the cloud and download songs from the Android Market.
Google has re-released its Gmail app for the iPhone and iPod touch, two weeks after the company botched the app’s initial debut and yanked it from the App Store.
Barnes & Noble has released its new $249 Nook Tablet today, following Amazon’s lead by unleashing its e-reader/tablet hybrid on the market a day early.