Welcome to The Next Web’s Weekly Recap. If you haven’t already, make sure to grab your tickets for The Next Web Conference taking place April 27-29 in Amsterdam. This week we announced that Tim Ferriss will be one of the keynote speakers at this years conference.
This week saw the conflict between Google and China reach a new level as China called out Google claiming that it is colluding with the US Government to wage a cyberwar against them. This week also saw the last speculation for a couple highly anticipated events: the iPad release (April 3rd) as well as Twitter’s business model.
Google in China
This week the drama between Google and China escalated. At the beginning of the week, Google’s China website was redirecting to the search engine’s Hong Kong site. This was followed by China blocking all mainland traffic from the Hong Kong Site. Earlier reports had Google set to shut down China operations by April 10th. While the story still unfolds, you can check which Google services are still available here. China is clearly very angry with Google and recent comments made by the government claim that Google has been colluding with the US Army to wage a cyberwar against them.
iPad Release Coming
Apple’s highly anticipated iPad release is now less than a week away (April 3rd). New details about the iPad App Store were revealed why app developers rush to be the first on the device. Newspapers, perhaps the most anticipated use of the device, are excited to see if the iPad can help save them. New details are starting to be released about the possible price-points for newspaper subscriptions, including the WSJ.
Twitter Biz Model Coming, Conquers Spam, Hacker Caught
Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone revealed that Twitter’s long awaited business model is coming “this month”. That pegs the release for sometime in the beginning of this week. This week also saw a couple of other big news stories including news that the hacker who broke into high profile Twitter accounts, including Barack Obama, had been caught. The other new major news was that Twitter as dramatically taken control of spam on the service. According to new data, only 1% of tweets are spam (compared to 11% in August of 2009).
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- Researchers Find Link Between Facebook Use And Syphilis In The UK
- Rummble lets you check-in and review locations with a tweet
- The Death of The Web Browser
- Twitter May Soon Auto Translate Your Tweets
- Everything will be a Feature of Location, Not the Other Way Around
- Facebook Backpedaling On Location Services?
- Gravatar Has Just Become an 22 Million+ Strong Social Network
- Where The Wealthy Shop Online
- Ex-MySpace Execs New Social Network “Gravity” Launches To The Public
- Why Facebook Is Shorthand For Scandal
- Google: Everyone Wants Gigabit Fiber To Their Home
- 5 Reasons Why Online Freedom of Speech Does Not Exist
- Why Social Media And Politics Are A Dangerous Mix
- The Incredible Power of a 16 Year Old Video Blogger
- Have Your Twitter Stream Read Out To You With TweJay
- Is the App Store Bubble About To Burst?
- Famous People Productivity Methods
- Pinboard: A Social Bookmarking Tool That Literally Archives Your Web
- Adobe Launches “Workspaces”, a Project Management Tool.
- Google Voice Android Notifications Just Got A Whole Lot Faster
- Buildor Could Put Web Developers Out Of Business
- HTC Evo, The World’s First 4G Android Smartphone
- 5 Tips from OpenTable in Crafting Your Mobile Strategy
- iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, MySpace and More Unite to Combat Illegal Music Sharing Sites
- The New Digg App is Just Another App
- 5 Surefire Signs Your Company Has Missed the Point
- How Google Bookmarks Might Just Become Your Only Bookmarking Tool
- Sneak Peek at The New Photoshop
- Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Talks Growth, Clones and More
- Meet Buzzzy – The Buzz Search Engine
- Why The SXSW Location Wars Meant Nothing
- Foursquare Kisses MTV While Adding Celebrity Accounts
- Steve Jobs Says Universal Inbox is Coming To The iPhone