It’s time for another episode of TechCrunched, your super-speedy recap of the week’s top tech news.
This week’s stories include Google’s massive acquisition of Motorola, BART’s cell phone service fiasco, and AT&T text messaging rates. Tune in!
You’ll notice that this week’s episode includes a reference to HP’s ill-fated TouchPad without mentioning the fact that HP has essentially killed the product off (and they’re spinning off their consumer PC business). HP conspired against us by announcing the news 20 minutes after the episode taped — *shakes fist* — but that’ll be discussed in next week’s episode.
Oh, and don’t worry — Erick’s on vacation but he’ll be back soon.
Here are some articles related to this week’s episode:
- Google Buys Motorola Mobility For $12.5B, Says “Android Will Stay Open”
- BART Shuts Down Cell Service To Thwart Rumored Protests, Gets Actual Protests (And Has To Close Stations)
- OuchPad: Best Buy Sitting on a Pile of Unsold HP Tablets
- Photovine Grows Ready For Public Use; Easily Google’s Most Ambitious Photo-Sharing App Yet
- German Court Suspends Galaxy Tab Injunction In The Apple-Samsung Case
- My Old Friend, AT&T, Still Bringing The Scumbaggery After All These Years