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Once a upon a time, Microsoft saw fit to put together a YouTube app for Windows Phone and it was actually pretty great -- it let users download videos straight from the app and there was nary an ad to be found. Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific time. In lieu of a formal review, Matt Burns and I sat down to take a look at the Samsung 700T AKA ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T, a convertible tablet that has a small button on the keyboard that pops out the Windows 8 tablet that forms the brains of the machine. The WSJ has reported that Google is participating in discussions with emerging markets such as Southeast Asia and Africa about setting up wireless network infrastructure in cities and towns. The folks over on Android Police must have spent some of their time rewatching I/O videos. While they were doing that, they spotted a potential leak during the "Structure in Android App Design" session. Thank the old gods and the new that it's Friday, AMIRITE? You know what that means right? Friday is Gadgets Podcast day, and boy do we have a show for you!
In this episode, John Biggs, Matt Burns and Darrell Etherington discuss Microsoft's just-announced Xbox One, complete with voice commands, a brand new Kinect, a slew of new entertainment/social features, and the best specs yet. The Chromebook Pixel is the Chromebook I'd pick as my personal Chromebook – if money was no option, and if I felt I really needed a Chromebook. Erply, the startup that makes iPad-oriented and cloud-based point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, has raised $2. Continuing to grow its suite of services aimed at mobile app developers, Amazon today announced App Engagement Reports, free app usage reports which are now a part of the company's Mobile App Distribution Portal. TechCrunch Disrupt SF is back! We're very excited to announce tickets are on sale and stealth companies can now apply for Startup Battlefield.