Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Nears Deal With Clearwire — $12 Billion Joint Venture Secures Backing From Intel, Google and Cable Operators — Sprint Nextel Corp. and Clearwire Corp. are close to announcing a $12 billion joint venture that plans to roll out ultra fast wireless Internet access for cellphones …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com: Sprint Nextel edges closer to spinning off WiMax network
Bernie / Telecompetitor: WiMAX Mega Deal Near
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: WiMax Joint Venture: Sprint, Clearwire, Comcast and Time Warner …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Roundup: Sprint to announce a big wireless partnership, Sun previews JavaFX and more
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Sprint, Clearwire Mull $12 Billion Joint “Miserable Failure”
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: WSJ: Sprint-Clearwire Venture with Cable Ops Done Deal
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net: Does A WiMax JV Make Sense With So Many Players Involved?
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Sprint to Announce New Clearwire Deal
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change: Sprint's Big Deal - New Life for WiMax
Om Malik / GigaOM:
U.S. WiMAX Saved by $3.2 Billion Infusion — You can all Xohm now — and call it Clearwire. The much talked about WiMAX joint venture between Clearwire and Sprint Nextel is going to happen and the news is going to come as soon as tomorrow. The combined company is going to be worth $12 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Los Angeles Times
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: $3.2 Billion WiMax Deal Goes Through. Take Cover.
Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times: Sprint beefs up wireless broadband venture
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Technology Consortium Plans a Wireless Network — SAN FRANCISCO — A who's who of technology and telecommunications companies plans to announce on Wednesday that it intends to build the first of a new generation of nationwide wireless data networks, according to several people briefed on the deal.
Discussion: Techdirt, Techland, CrunchGear, WebGuild and Electronista
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Intel, Google, Cable Co's Give US WiMax A New Lease On Life …
Scott Moritz / Techland: Sprint and Clearwire cleared for WiMax launch
Joseph Hunkins / WebGuild: Wimax Consortium Coming Very Soon
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica: Sprint-ClearWire WiMax venture sees daylight
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Yang Still In Control At Yahoo? — Here's the latest Yahoo rumor that we're chasing: The Yahoo board of directors met earlier today and authorized chairman Roy Bostock, not CEO Jerry Yang, to call Ballmer about re-starting negotiations. In fact, this rumor may have been behind the small rally …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, BoomTown, Bloomberg, Coop's Corner, Business Wire, Silicon Alley Insider, CNET News.com and Paul Kedrosky's …
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times: Angry Yahoo shareholders may try to oust Yang
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Rumors of Jerry Yang's Dethroning Are Greatly Exaggerated
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner: If I had a nickel for every Yahoo rumor
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com: Yahoo shares break through low zone
The Boy Genius Report:
Apple and AT&T to launch iPhone 3G a lot sooner than we think? — Well, here's the story. Let's start this off by saying that we think this might be a little bit too early, but you never know with Apple. Anyways, we told y'all last year before the first iPhone launched that AT&T employees …
Discussion: Valleywag, VentureBeat, Gizmodo, Electronista, Infinite Loop, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Apple 2.0, TG Daily, The iPhone Blog, Digital Daily, One More Thing, MacRumors, Scobleizer, CNN, CellPassion, Byte of the Apple, Insanely Great Mac, GMSV, Homotron.net, PalmAddicts and Times of London
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag: New iPhone will hit stores June 12, feature improved speakers and camera
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: 3G iPhone launch window: June 15th to July 12th?
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Rumor: AT&T Says No Employee Vacations Between June 15 and July 12 For the 3G iPhone
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop: 3G iPhone again rumored for summer US/Europe launch, AT&T preps
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: AT&T clearing the decks for iPhone 3G?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: iPhone: No AT&T vacations between 6/15 and 7/12
Christian Zibreg / TG Daily: 3G iPhone to debut on June 29 in the U.S.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Sure They're Not Clearing the Decks for the New Nokia Clamshell?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Will the Scobles wait in line for 3G iPhone?
Arik Hesseldahl / Byte of the Apple: Valleywag: New iPhone June 12
John Murrell / GMSV: AT&T troop movements hint at imminent 3G iPhone invasion
Den Den Boy / Homotron.net: Rumorama: 3G iPhone June Launch Confirmed By AT&T
Jonathan Richards / Times of London: Apple forced into iPhone contracts U-turn
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Andreessen to Facebook Board? — Silicon Valley luminary Marc Andreessen (pictured here) has been asked to join the board of Facebook, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation. — While the arrangement is not completed yet, sources said the longtime entrepreneur …
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag: Andreessen to stack Facebook board further in Zuckerberg's favor
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Facebook: Don't Be Evil
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com: Report: Facebook wants Marc Andreessen on its board
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Marc Andreessen to Join Facebook Board?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Marc Andreessen to Join Facebook's Board
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Should Andreessen Join Facebook's Board?
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter: Elliot Schrage Chases the Benjamins. And the Options.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google's Head of PR Leaves for Facebook
Miguel Helft / Bits: Another Google Executive Leaves for Facebook
Jesse / 20bits:
The State of the Facebook Platform — Something is wrong in the Facebook developer community. Starting in March I began noticing that the level of activity in the Facebook developers forum was dropping sharply. — But it's numbers that matter, not vague impressions, so does the data back me up?
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Inquisitr, Swarming Media, SarahLacy.com, Futuristic Play and All Facebook
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr: The Facebook Developer Boom is Over
Nathan / Swarming Media: Le Guerre de Debord
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play: Has the Facebook platform hit its peak?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Depressing Numbers Revealed for Facebook Platform
More than a pretty face — Along with the release of our new search experience, we'd like to give some background into the design team and process that went into all the changes you see. You might not immediately think of design as being a critical part of a search product, but we think it is …
Discussion: LiveSide and WebProNews
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Live Search Design: Too many cooks?
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Live Search Receives Redesign
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Live Search's New Design Goes Live
Adam Pasick / MediaFile:
Breaking news, Twitter style — News of a possible explosion rippled through the popular online service Twitter on Tuesday, in a preview of what's to come in the realm of breaking news and citizen journalism. Twitter is a so-called microblogging site that allows users to send and receive short messages.
Discussion: THINK / Musings, TomsTechBlog.com, Brij's One More Idea, ParisLemon, Joe Duck and Smart Mobs
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Mainstream Media Starting to Get Twitter...
Howard Rheingold / Smart Mobs: Twitter journalism evolves forward during Virginia quake
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft resumes XP, Vista updates — Microsoft on Tuesday said it is resuming two major Windows updates that had been halted because of a conflict with one of its own software products. — A week ago, Microsoft delayed the release of Windows XP Service Pack 3 because of a problem …
Discussion: Engadget, One Microsoft Way, The Register, Microsoft Watch, Electronista, TG Daily and GottaBeMobile
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way: Windows XP SP3 release notes updated to final version
Austin Modine / The Register: Windows XP SP3 leaps into the tubes
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch: Microsoft Rereleases Two Windows SPs
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: Windows XP SP3 now available
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Microsoft Resumes XP SP3 and Vista SP1 Updates
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
XP SP3 now on Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center
XP SP3 now on Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A $500 Million Week for Grand Theft Auto — SAN FRANCISCO — Grand Theft Auto IV, the latest iteration of the hit video game franchise, racked up first-week sales of $500 million, Take-Two Interactive, the game's publisher, plans to announce on Wednesday. The report exceeded the sales expectations of analysts.
Discussion: CNET News.com and RyanSpoon.com
Greg Sandoval / Washington Post:
Washingtonpost.com wants identities of readers who post comments — LOS ANGELES—If Jim Brady had his way, there would be no guaranteed anonymity for those who post comments to Washingtonpost.com. — Brady, executive editor of The Washington Post Brady has a notable history with this issue and I'll get to that.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, DygiScape, Slashdot, Venture Chronicles, Coop's Corner and Technology Live
Triston McIntyre / TECH.BLORGE.com: The Washington Post wants your identity as a commenter
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner: Living with Internet trolls: Get used to it
Jess Zielinski / Technology Live: Commenters, show your ID
MySQL Server is Open Source, even Backup extensions — As reported yesterday from CommunityOne: — MySQL Server is and will always remain fully functional and open source, — so will the MySQL Connectors, and — so will the main storage engines we ship. — In addition:
Discussion: internetnews.com, CNET News.com, ongoing, Computerworld, rand($thoughts); and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Savio Rodrigues / rand($thoughts);: RedMonk's 2nd annual unconference rocked
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: PR Wins over Revenue
Nathan Willis / Linux.com:
What can you do with a second Ethernet port? — Purchase a new PC or motherboard soon, and the chances are good that it will come with two built-in network interfaces — either two Ethernet jacks or one Ethernet and one Wi-Fi. Tossing in a second adapter is an inexpensive way for the manufacturer …
Craig Schmugar / McAfee Avert Labs:
Fake MP3s Running Rampant — Detection of a trojan named Downloader-UA.h was added to the McAfee DAT files several days ago. Since that time more than 360,000 McAfee VirusScan Online users have reported detections, a whopping 32% of those reporting in the past 24 hours alone.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com: Malware outbreak blamed on file-swapped MP3s, MPEGs
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Turn Your Point-and-Shoot into a Super-Camera — If you're using a consumer grade point-and-shoot Canon digital camera, you've got hardware in hand that can support advanced features way beyond what shipped in the box. With the help of a free, open source project called CHDK …
Kdawson / Slashdot: Hacking Canon Point-and-Shoot Cameras