Neil Young-backed PonoPlayer coming soon, to cost $399

The PonoPlayer, the hardware part of a proposed new portable music ecosystem developed by music legend Neil Young with help from Ayre Acoustics, is set to arrive later this month at an MSRP of $399.  Described as “a revolutionary movement conceived and founded by  with a mission to restore the soul of music,” the PonoPlayer more »

Instagram for Android: It’s almost here

Android users have showed remarkable patience as they wait for the one and only Instagram app to come to Android. There are a decent amount of Instagram-like apps in Google Play already, but they’ll likely be passed up once the big boy shows up. While we don’t have a release date for Instagram for Android, more »

Gowalla now available on Palm Pre and Pixi devices

The annual South by Southwest Festival is kicking off this weekend, and Gowalla has taken that as an opportunity to debut its service on multiple smartphone operating systems. The location check-in service released an Android application last week and followed suit today with a new webOS app for Palm Pre and Pixi users. Gowalla is more »


Tough crowds at SXSW heckle reporter

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Sarah Lacy

Under normal circumstances a Q&A session with a tech CEO is a fairly bland event. Sure sometime you get a Ballmer-esque monkey-boy moment, but usually it’s an opportunity for the CEO to break some news and to get out without looking clueless. This week though we are reminded why a room full of tech-savvy web developers is a very different crowd.

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook was to appear in what was billed as a keynote but ultimately was a sit down Q&A with Business week reporter Sarah Lacy. Lacy and Zuckerberg have a history together in that she has written a book about Web 2.0 and this newest wave of internet movers and shakers that Zuckerberg is currently riding. It should’ve been a simple session with everyone going home with some more extra information on Facebook and not much else. It wasn’t.