A curated selection of the weekend’s most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you everyday.
“It is not thicker, don’t believe all the junk that you read.”
— Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller supposed response to reports that the white iPhone 4 is thicker (9 to 5 Mac)
Some Research In Motion investors reportedly sold shares late last week based on growing general concern that the current BlackBerry product roadmap, including the Torch and PlayBook, won’t cut it in this increasingly competitive mobile market, resulting in shares dropping 14% last Friday on the Nasdaq. It’s expected that the company will unveil updates to its BlackBerry operating system and BlackBerry Bold smartphone this week. (Wall Street Journal)
- Nearly two weeks after Sony shut down its PlayStation Network (PSN) due to a security breach in which a hacker made off with 77 million users’ information, the company announced parts of PSN will be up and running later this week. In addition, execs are offering a small goodwill gesture by offering 30 days free on PlayStation Plus, a service that gives users access to more game content and beta trials. But that doesn’t mean they’re off the hook: Congress just sent Sony a letter requesting detailed information about the brouhaha. (CNN and New York Times)
- Samsung’s first quarter profit dropped a whopping 30% to $2.6 billion due in large part to its TV component business being in the red and semiconductors being less profitable. The company expects the second quarter will also see a profit decline, with earnings picking up later in the year. (Wall Street Journal)
- A closer look at Jack Dorsey’s twin startups, Twitter and Square. (Business Insider/Silicon Alley Insider)
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