TechCrunch is reporting that they’ve obtained internal documents containing an offer from Microsoft to buy Barnes & Noble’s Nook business.
Forbes‘ Andy Greenberg details the test-firing of a 16-piece plastic gun created with an $8,000 3D printer. All the pieces except for one were printed: “The only non-printed piece is a common hardware store nail used as its firing pin,” writes Greenberg.
The Verge’s Paul Miller went offline for an entire year. The short version of his story: First it was good, then not so good. And now that he’s back, it’s good in a different way.
Bloomberg reports “people with knowledge of the matter” as saying that Amazon is working on a TV box for streaming on-demand video. The rumored box will apparently be available later this year and looks to compete with the likes of Apple TV, Roku and similar streaming boxes.
Google announces Inactive Account Manager, which lets you set all your Google stuff (mail, YouTube videos and more) to either self-destruct or get sent to a loved one after a certain period of non-use.
“The world has changed…” Galadriel might have been talking about Middle-earth, or just the U.S. music industry.
Daniel Terdiman at CNET gets a look at early Apple documents detailing a $13,000 deal brokered in 1978 for the Apple II’s disk operating system.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Bitcoin, but were afraid (or weren’t sure what) to ask. Over in The New Yorker‘s new tech vertical, Maria Bustillos presents a thorough look at how the virtual currency works, how it got started, and the potential challenges it faces.
The Future of Bitcoin [The New Yorker]
The Wall Street Journal reports “people familiar with the device’s production” as saying the next iPhone is on its way for “a possible summer launch.”
The Verge is reporting that TV-streaming startup Aereo has cleared a legal hurdle in a lawsuit brought against it by broadcasters.
Facebook is holding an April 4 event at its Menlo Park campus, promising to show off the company’s “New Home on Android.”