Roundup: Xbox, Gist, The Kindle, tech jobs
– Microsoft has been sued in Sacramento County Superior Court for allegedly covering up defects in the Xbox 360, reports VentureBeat. More from Dean Takahashi’s investigation.
– TrackSimple of Seattle has raised $2.5 million from Ignition Partners, with PeHub reporting that the startup offers a “platform that captures customer events.”
–The New York Times profiles SpinSpotter, the Seattle startup that allows users to critique news articles and point out biases or inaccuracies.
– Seattle’s Gist, which helps people better manage information overload, is profiled by ReadWriteWeb which compares the Paul Allen-backed startup to Xobni.
– Amazon.com’s electronic book reader, the Kindle, won’t be available for sale in the United Kingdom before Christmas due to network issues, according to Silicon Alley Insider.
– According to the AeA, the U.S. technology industry added 78,300 jobs during the first seven months of the year. But that was before layoffs at Redfin, Zillow.com and other technology companies started hitting earlier this month.