Arn / MacRumors:
Next Generation iPhone Model Revealed in Firmware — MacRumors has discovered that Apple's iPhone 2.x Firmware has evidence of the next generation iPhone which has been designated “iPhone2,1”. — Apple uses these models numbers to distinguish between different hardware models.
Discussion: Technologizer, Silicon Alley Insider, 9 to 5 Mac, Crave, Boy Genius Report, TheAppleBlog, IntoMobile, Boing Boing Gadgets, The Toybox, O'Grady's PowerPage, GPS Obsessed, The Apple Core, Gearlog, MobileCrunch, SlashGear, I4U News, VentureBeat, Gadget Lab, Newlaunches.com, ChannelWeb, The iPhone Blog, iLounge, Gizmodo, MobileBurn.com, Electronista, World of Apple, iSpazio and Engadget
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: New Gen iPhone Likely on It's Way Soon
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: New iPhone on the way — MacRumors happened upon some code …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: New iPhone OS hints at new iPhone
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Evidence Points to New iPhone: Two, Count'em, Two Sources
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: New iPhone Spotted in 2.2.1 Firmware Code
John Brownlee / Boing Boing Gadgets: Server logs report new iPhone 2,1?
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: What do you want from the next iPhone?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Signs of iPhone v3 in latest firmware
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Firmware Hints at New iPhone Model
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone2,1 Find points to major iPhone Upgrade
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: A new iPhone lurking in the shadows?
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: iPhone Firmware Reveals Next Gen-Model is in Testing
Andrew R Hickey / ChannelWeb: Is Apple Building A Better iPhone?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: iPhone OS 2.2.1 Hints at Next Gen iPhone?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: News: Firmware points to next-generation iPhone model
Brian Lam / Gizmodo: Macrumors: First Proof of Next Gen iPhone
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: Latest iPhone Software Reveals Plans for Significant iPhone Hardware Update
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Next-gen iPhone evidence lurking in latest firmware?
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Evidence shows Apple testing next-gen iPhone
Evidence shows Apple testing next-gen iPhone
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, IntoMobile and Electricpig.co.uk
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Testing Next-Generation iPhone (AAPL)
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: New iPhone leaked by secret Apple code
Stuart Dredge / Mobile phone games industry …:
Rumour: Apple planning $19.99 games section on App Store — But only with a restricted number of publishers — Product: — Manufacturer: — Apple is planning to introduce a premium games section to its App Store where it will sell a range of iPhone games for $19.99, sources tell PocketGamer.biz.
Discussion: CNET News, AppleInsider, MacRumors, TheAppleBlog, Edible Apple, ChannelWeb, The iPhone Blog, Touch Arcade, MacBlogz and iLounge
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: New App Store section for premium games?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Rumor: Apple planning premium game section of App Store
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: Fair Game? Apple May Open Premium App Store Section
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: $19.99 “Premium Gaming” Section to Hit App Store?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: News: Apple planning premium games section for App Store?
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
iTunes Plus upgrades go à la carte — If you've been skipping the daily double-wet-cappuccino in order to save enough money to upgrade your iTunes library to the DRM-free iTunes Plus format, you can put coffee back on the menu. Apple has dispensed with the iTunes Store all-or-nothing upgrade policy.
Discussion: Ars Technica, MacRumors, TUAW, The Apple Core, The iPhone Blog, TechSpot and Insanely Great Mac
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iTunes Plus Upgrades Now Available on a Per-Track Basis
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: iTunes Plus debuts a-la carté pricing (updated)
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: iTunes Plus Upgrades: Now Serving Singles
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple enables per track iTunes Plus upgrades
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
The Eye of the (BlackBerry) Storm — iSuppli took apart Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm to determine the cost of its components. Guess what? The iPhone parts are cheaper — As the battle for the smartphone market heats up, comparisons abound between Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm …
Discussion: OtterBox, Silicon Alley Insider, Electronista, MobileCrunch, InformationWeek, Gizmodo, IntoMobile, Boy Genius Report, MacDailyNews and Digital Daily
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: BlackBerry Storm More Expensive To Build Than iPhone 3G (AAPL, RIMM)
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: BlackBerry Storm Is Pricier to Build Than iPhone 3G
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: BlackBerry Storm OtterBox Case Announced
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: BlackBerry Storm teardown reveals $203 worth of parts
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: See Lightning, Hear Thunder, Know the Storm
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T Samsung Propel Pro in the concrete jungle — Hmm... so we've got an update to the Samsung Propel, have we? More or less, yes, this is as we're told, the Samsung Propel Pro and it brings pro-level features with it. Things like Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, an optical joystick …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Unwired View, wmpoweruser.com, WMExperts, Electronista, Mobility Site, MobileBurn.com and Engadget Mobile
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Samsung Propel Pro to hit AT&T sometime soon
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Samsung Propel is back - with Windows Mobile
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site: Samsung Propel Pro 1st Shots
Ricky Cadden / MobileBurn.com: Samsung Propel Pro for AT&T seen in the wild
Ross Miller / Engadget Mobile: Samsung Propel Pro in the wild, caught on camera
New arrivals in the world's most successful mobile phone range — Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the Nokia 6700 classic, the Nokia 6303 classic and the Nokia 2700 classic, three devices that build on the formula that made Nokia the world leader in mobile phones.
Discussion: iTech News Net, CrunchGear, Boy Genius Report, SlashPhone, Phone Scoop, Neowin.net, Unwired View, Gearlog, Mobilewhack.com and SlashGear
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Nokia updates its classic candybar phone lineup
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Nokia announces three new classic handsets: the 6700, 6303 and 2700
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Nokia Adds Three to Its ‘Classic’ Series
Chakkaradeep Chandran / Neowin.net: Nokia unveils three new cell phones
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Nokia Intros Three “Classic” Phones
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Nokia 2700 classic, 6700 classic and 6303 classic announced
Liam Tung / CNET News:
Chrome, Firefox face clickjacking — Security researchers have discovered a flaw affecting Google's Chrome browser that exposes it to “clickjacking”—in which an attacker hijacks a browser's functions by substituting a legitimate link with one of the attacker's choice.
Discussion: ZDNET.com.au, Obsessable, WebProNews and InfoWorld
Liam Tung / ZDNET.com.au: Chrome, Firefox get clickjacked
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Chrome, Firefox found vulnerable to clickjacking attacks
Chris Crum / WebProNews: 4 Helpful Firefox Add-Ons for AdSense Publishers
Roger A. Grimes / InfoWorld: Test Center: How secure is Firefox?
Edward J. R. / msmobiles.com:
i-mate to unveil new revolutionary Windows Mobile phone at Mobile World Congress 2009 next month — i-mate is alive and kicking! … Note: we will be at MWC 2009 on location, and we will bring first-hand reports from the i-mate! Since by now i-mate has been releasing several Windows Mobile phones …
Discussion: Mobile Roar, wmpoweruser.com, Boy Genius Report, Phone Arena and Unwired View
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: i-mate lives, prepares to ‘break new ground’ at MWC
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: i-mate to present “revolutionary” …
Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat:
Windows 7: A Clarification on XP Upgrades — A number of commenters on my column on Windows 7 expressed dismay that Microsoft does not plan to provide an upgrade path from XP. I want to clarify just what that means, since I seem to have caused a bit of confusion.
Discussion: Download Squad
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Access Windows 7, Vista exFAT partitions in XP
Freeman Klopott / www.dcexaminer.com:
Ex-Fannie Mae worker charged with planting computer virus — A fired Fannie Mae contract employee allegedly placed a virus in the mortgage giant's software that could have shut the company down for at least a week and caused millions of dollars in damage, prosecutors say.
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News, Sophos, Technology Live and Slashdot
Larry Dignan / CNET News: Fannie Mae IT contractor indicted in malware case
Boris Johnson / Sophos: Fannie Mae worker accused of planting malware timebomb
Michelle Kessler / Technology Live: Former employee allegedly plants computer virus at Fannie Mae
Soulskill / Slashdot: Fannie Mae Worker Indicted For Malicious Script
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Flash and AIR: Record downloads, winning platform race — Adobe Flash, the company's platform for web applications and video, is already on virtually every computer everywhere, but the latest version is on an even faster track to world domination. Flash Player 10 and AIR have been downloaded …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Adobe, CNET News, Adobe Blogs, eWeek, TechCrunch, CloudAve, jd/adobe and Beet.TV
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Is Adobe Overhyping AIR's Success?
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: Adobe touts adoption rates of AIR, Flash Player 10
Adrian Ludwig / Adobe Blogs: AIR Passes 100 Million Installs
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Adobe AIR, Flash Installations Surge
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Adobe AIR Is Flying: 100 Million Installations Accounted For
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: Adobe's Hot Air
John Dowdell / jd/adobe: Platform adoption, Jan09
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Acer plans Linux, SSD version of 10-inch netbook — Acer has confirmed it plans to release a Linux version of its 10-inch Aspire One netbook, even though its initial announcement of the upcoming machine said it would be Windows XP-only. — Acer announced details of the 10-inch Aspire One on Friday …
Discussion: SlashGear, TechSpot, GPS Obsessed, jkOnTheRun and Liliputing
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Acer confirm Linux & SSD options for 10-inch Aspire One
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Acer's Aspire One to include Linux and SSD options
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Larger Acer Netbook Gains Linux, SSD; Loses Useful SD Slot
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
ComScore Report: Fastest-Growing Sites And Top-Ten Advertising Magnets — Of the top 100 sites on the Web, which ones grew the fastest in 2008? In a report it is preparing to release tomorrow, The comScore 2008 Digital Year In Review (which you can sign up for here), comScore ranks the 20 fastest-growing Web properties.
Discussion: Tech Confidential and Beet.TV
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Tech Confidential: Acquisitions drive fastest-growing Web sites, says comScore
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
Microsoft SongSmith: Flawed music software produces comedy gold — A lounge jazz version of Radiohead's Creep. The Police's Roxanne reworked with a reggae beat. Eye of the Tiger as a lo-fi love song. These are just a few of the hilarious cover versions of famous songs created …
Discussion: Edible Apple and Associated Press
Dan Scheraga / Associated Press: Microsoft's Songsmith better for comedy than music
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
YouTube Close to Video Deal for Pro Talent — YouTube and the William Morris Agency, the Hollywood talent agency, are close to signing a deal that would place the company's clients in made-for-the-Web productions. — The deal would underscore the ways that distribution models are evolving on the Internet.
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: News Bits: AOL to Slash 10% of Workforce
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: YouTube Wants to Go Hollywood, but Will it Pay?
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: YouTube Hooking Up With William Morris?
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: Report: YouTube may usher in Hollywood stars
David Kaplan / paidContent.org: YouTube Goes Hollywood; Deal With William Morris Agency Appears Near
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: YouTube Goes Hollywood (GOOG)
Berin Szoka / The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog: Cutting the (Video) Cord: YouTube Close to Deal for Pro Talent
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: YouTube's New Users: Denzel, Crowe, and Bay?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Charter gets bragging rights with new 60Mbps broadband tier — Troubled cable company Charter Communications has earned bragging rights by offering the fastest mainstream Internet connection in the US: 60Mbps. But you'll have to pay through the nose to get it.
Discussion: Electronista, DSLreports and Telecompetitor, Thanks:charlie
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Charter Announces 60Mbps Internet Service …
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
Nintendo cuts profit forecast by 33 per cent — Nintendo, the maker of the Wii games console and the favourite safe-haven share on the Tokyo stock exchange, has stunned the market with a 33 per cent cut to its full-year profit forecasts. — Analysts described Nintendo's guidance as a …
Discussion: Digital Daily, PC World, Bloomberg and Silicon Alley Insider
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: New from Nintendo: Super Mario Recession for Wii
Matt Peckham / PC World: Nintendo “Baffles” Market, Cuts Profit Forecast by 33%
Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
AdMob Raises $12.5 Million in Series C Extension Round — I'm happy to announce that we've secured an additional $12.5 million in a Series C extension round of funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson's (DFJ) Growth Fund and Northgate Capital. This gives us a combined $28.2 million in Series C funding …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News, Silicon Alley Insider, VC Ratings, mocoNews.net, VentureBeat, FierceMobileContent and GPS Obsessed
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Shoring Up The Online Advertising Biz
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: AdMob pulls in another $12.5 million
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / VC Ratings: AdMob raises $12.5M from DFJ, Northgate
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net: AdMob Tops Off Third Round With Another $12.5 Million
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: More funding for mobile ads: AdMob raises $12.5M
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: AdMob scores $12.5 million in Series C extension
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Gobbled Up 90 Percent Of All U.S. Search Growth In 2008 — Google ended the year with 63.5 percent market share of all search queries performed in the U.S., estimates comScore. And that market share has inched up steadily from 58.5 percent in January, 2008.
Discussion: Digital Daily and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google: Search Market Blob
Looking toward EveryBlock's future — It's been a year and a half now since I've started working on EveryBlock, and I'm still having the time of my life. Starting from scratch in July 2007, our team of six has built a one-of-a-kind local news site that now serves 11 cities and makes …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:brij
Rebecca Lieb / the Econsultancy blog: NBC, NYT go hyperlocal, hope ads follow
Elizabeth Holmes / Digits:
Blogger Infighting Played a Role, Says TechCrunch Founder — TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington blamed fellow technology bloggers for the recent attacks on him, saying that his competitors' criticisms made him a target. … Mr. Arrington announced Wednesday he was taking a break …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: TechCrunch's Arrington Says He Might Quit, Blames AllThingsD, Valleywag
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT: Teach your children
Krishna Kumar / Thought Clusters: The Ugly Side of Online Success
Sampad Swain / Interactive Marketing Blog: A Highly Disturbing Moment - Some Jack*** Spat at TechCrunch's Michael Arrington
Alana Semuels / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Hating on bloggers grows as Arrington takes a break
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value: The New Employee Reality (SkyGrid)
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Some days, I think about pulling an Arrington
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Is It So Difficult To Opt-Out Of Copyright? — from the no-easy-way-to-get-into-the-public- domain dept — Every so often, when someone new shows up on Techdirt, reading a post about our complaints about overly aggressive copyright holders, they'll make a comment along the lines of …
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
Friends, Until I Delete You — “UNFRIENDER” Rachel Heavers, with her daughter, Ellen, removed a lifelong pal in “a hormonal moment.” Now she says, “I really, really regret it.” During the “Whopper Sacrifice,” 234,000 people were trumped by a free burger. — A PERSON could go mad trying to pinpoint the moment he lost a friend.
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Writer Avenges Facebook Unfriending In Times
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
We Live in Public (and the end of empathy) — This was an email to my private list which you can signup for at — Listen To This While Reading: Love Theme from Blade Runner — I've been thinking about empathy and the Internet non-stop for the past week.
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog: Jason C: We live in public and the end of empathy
Don't ever use Google Apps for anything important — Here's why you should never use Google Apps for your domain paid or unpaid. — I started using the free version Google Apps a little over a year ago for one of our intranets. Luckily it was an intranet and not the main site!
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: SaaS Risk Reduction - Don't Keep All Eggs in One Basket - A Case Study
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple sued over ‘broken promises’ regarding 3G speeds — A new class-action lawsuit claims Apple knowingly profited from faulty iPhone 3Gs that couldn't stay connected to the faster 3G network, costing buyers inferior service and missed opportunities to use an alternative provider.
Discussion: Obsessable and Macsimum News
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Lawsuit alleges Apple iPhones have deficient 3G network performance
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Obama Gets a Google Vet-But Not for CTO — Barack Obama has yet to announce who his chief technology officer will be. But he has hired a Silicon Valley exec for another role: Google product manager Katie Jacobs Stanton will be the new President's “director of citizen participation,” starting in March, sources tell me.
Discussion: Jobwire, Search Engine Journal and AppScout
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Obama White House Adds Google Exec to Head Social Media Project
Brian Heater / AppScout: Report: Obama Nabs Google Exec
Sumner Lemon / Macworld:
Intel to detail eight-core Xeon processor — Intel plans to detail an eight-core Xeon processor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco next month, offering an early look at what appears to be the company's first eight-core chip.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacBlogz
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Intel to introduce eight-core Xeon processor for early 2009
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Discussion: GigaOM, Computerworld Blogs, SC Magazine US and Bits, Thanks:atul
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Taking Data Privacy Day Beyond SSNs
Dan Tynan / Computerworld Blogs: Just how private is your data?
Angela Moscaritolo / SC Magazine US: Data Privacy Day celebrates the safeguarding of information
Saul Hansell / Bits: How Are You Celebrating Global Privacy Day?
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Microsoft Debunks SOA Myths — Resource Library: Table of Contents: — At its Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference 2009, Steven Martin, senior director of Developer Platforms and Tools at Microsoft, debunked some of the leading myths about service-oriented architecture, including SOA is dead and SOA stops at the firewall.
Discussion: Service-Oriented Architecture
Joe McKendrick / Service-Oriented Architecture: Microsoft: 'we're bringing SOA to the masses'