The past week was packed with big news, thanks in part to the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin. Jolie O’Dell was there interviewing movers and shakers, so executive editor Dylan Tweney filled in as host of VBWeekly.
In this recap, we chat about the following stories:
- Yahoo made a surprise attack on Facebook over patents, and Yammer CEO David Sacks decided to insert himself into the fracas.
- Blizzard Entertainment announced a release date for its long-awaited game Diablo III.
- Square got a bit of competition in the mobile-payments field from PayPal, which announced its smartphone dongle, Here. It’s a blue triangle, so totally different.
- Apple’s new iPad went on sale Friday, and excited fans were lined up around the block.