The 404 Digest for Episode 786 Jeff spent all weekend making socially awkward penguin memes. A picture tour of the CNET office. Everything you need to know about Firefox 4. Setting the record straight costs celebrities $1,000 a year. European Union proposes legislation for "right to be forgotten." New app shields you from annoying celebrity news. Morgan Freeman gaming box art from Eddy and Jason. The Oatmeal comic submissions by Justin, Attariq, and Cameron (pictured). Episode 786 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
The 404 Digest for Episode 784Send Jeff your happy birthday wishes on Twitter! While you're there, say hi to Justin, Wilson, and Natali Urban Dictionary's definition of " ulling a houdini." Google launches U.K. online magazine "Think Quarterly." Duke Nukem never comes early. Duke Nukem's misogyny going out of style? Wireless carriers delay text donations to Japan--sign this petition to help! Baby Activity helps parents track the crap. Oatmealy comic submissions with a 404 twist from Mike McD. and Jeff. Sean Shin composes a tween theme song for The 404 that probably took longer to write than Rebecca Black's "Friday"--download the rock version or the acoustic remix! Meme Molly on the show tomorrow! Episode 784 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Demand for the iPad 2, which goes on sale tomorrow, could hurt rival tablet makers by sticking them with an oversupply of products they may not be able to sell.
That's the outlook of J.P. Morgan Research analyst Mark Moskowitz, who yesterday voiced his opinions in an investors report, which was sent to CNET.
In a race to catch up with the iPad 2 and gain ground in the tablet market, other manufacturers will rev up the launches of their own devices. But they could hit an oversupply bubble during the second half of this year, says the … Read more
While Wall Street analysts have turned bearish on PC and chip demand, they're still bullish on forecasts for Apple's iPad. Does this tell us something about the future of the PC industry?
Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, and Nvidia--three of the leading PC chip stocks--have taken a beating in the last two days, largely driven by reports from Wall Street analysts, such as J.P. Morgan's Christopher Danely, who warned investors that PC orders are "falling off a cliff." Barclays Capital also had dour things to say about overly optimistic predictions by Intel and AMD--who together … Read more
In the Department of Unexpected Comebacks, we find this item: The Alvis Car Company, dissolved in 1968, has re-formed, and will reintroduce its 4.3 Litre Alvis model, last built before World War II.
The new company will show a chassis and engine at the upcoming Goodwood Revival in anticipation of the new vehicle it expects to build. The new car is based on the original 4.3 Litre model, which Alvis claims was the fastest non-supercharged car before World War II. The company says it will use the original specifications, but update the vehicle with modern materials and engine … Read more
We've wondered, with Atom Netbooks having been basically in pause mode technology-wise for the better part of two years, whether the popular bottom-priced product might eventually be threatened by larger, smarter smartphones and sleeker hybrid computing devices and tablets such as the iPad.
It makes sense, especially with the iPad having sold a million units through its first 28 days, and we've mused on it before. A new study from Morgan Stanley, discussed in Fortune's Apple 2.0 blog, concludes that tablets in general will be a big threat to the area. Netbook sales growth, according to … Read more
Huffington Post CEO Betsy Morgan is leaving the company, slated to be replaced later this week by Softbank Capital's Eric Hippeau. Morgan was first hired in 2007.
The news was first reported on Monday by PaidContent.
Hippeau has been serving on the board of the left-leaning news outlet, which was co-founded by pundit Arianna Huffington in 2005, since its first round of venture funding in 2006. The former chairman and CEO of Ziff Davis Media, he's on the board of a number of different companies including Yahoo. His new role at Softbank will be "special partner and … Read more
DANA POINT, Calif.--When political pundit Arianna Huffington, along with a team of digital-media veterans, launched political news aggregator The Huffington Post in 2005, critics were skeptical of the left-leaning site. But it's turned out to be one of political journalism's great recent success stories, even amid controversy over the charismatic and opinionated Huffington and the site's business model, which utilizes thousands of unpaid bloggers in addition to full-time reporters.
Just over a year ago, The Huffington Post hired Betsy Morgan, head of CBSNews.com, to serve as its CEO, taking over from co-founder and former AOL … Read more
Happy 21st birthday, Natali. We hope you're having a great time out there on the best, err...West Coast! Even though Jeff is mad at me for not getting Morgan Spurlock on the show, we squash the beef and get going on a great show. Today we talk about magic noodles, the Facebook movie, and Steve Jobs' impending death. We also debut the best set of voicemails ever played on The 404. No hype!
I can't stop reiterating this sentence in my head: Morgan Spurlock served me ice cream cake on a boat in New York city last … Read more