Robert Valpuesta / Bloomberg:
IBM Is in Negotiations to Buy Sun Microsystems for $6.5 Billion, WSJ Says — International Business Machines Corp. is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. — IBM may pay at least $6.5 billion …
Dana Gardner / Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect: IBM buying Sun Microsystems makes no sense, it's a red herring
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Will IBM buy Sun? Well, it's an idea
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Sun joins clash of the titans in the cloud
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: IBM May Finally Take Sun Out Of Its Misery
Rick C. Hodgin / TG Daily: IBM in talks to buy Sun Microsystems for $6.5 billion
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory: WSJ says IBM in talks to acquire Sun
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: IBM rumored to be in Talks to buy Sun Microsystems
S. John Tilak / Reuters: IBM in talks to buy Sun Micro - WSJ
Renai LeMay / ZDNET.com.au: IBM in talks to buy Sun: Report
Ben Worthen / Digits:
IBM's Flirtation with Sun: the Next Volley in the Data Center War — IBM is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems, marking the beginning of what is likely to be a new wave of acquisitions in the tech industry over the next 18 months. — It's the logical consequence of the all-out war for the data center …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, CNET News, The Register and Computerworld
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: Sun activist shareholder to get payday?
Chris Mellor / The Register: IBM ‘in talks’ to buy Sun Microsystems
Robert Valpuesta / Bloomberg:
Sun Microsystems Rises in Germany on WSJ Report IBM Is Discussing Purchase — Sun Microsystems Inc. surged the most ever in German trading after the Wall Street Journal reported International Business Machines Corp. is in talks to buy the company for at least $6.5 billion.
Discussion: Between the Lines, OStatic blogs and Computerworld Blogs
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: WSJ: IBM in talks to buy Sun
Kristin Shoemaker / OStatic blogs: IBM Looks to Buy Sun: Further Proof It's Darkest Just Before Dawn
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
iPhone OS 3.0 first impressions and photos — Developers late Tuesday evening are downloading a widely distributed beta of Apple's new iPhone 3.0 software, installing it on their handsets, and weighing in with some first impressions and screen shots, all of which follow.
Discussion: iLounge, I4U News, MobileCrunch, The Apple Core, The iPhone Blog and VentureBeat
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge: First live iPhone 3.0 screenshots posted from iPod touch 2G …
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone 3.0 Beta Firmware Screenshots show the new Goods
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Gallery and Initial Impressions: iPhone OS 3.0
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: iPhone 3.0 screenshots
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple Announces Copy and Paste for iPhone 3.0
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: App Store: 25,000 apps, 800 million downloads
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3.0 OS Guide: Everything You Need to Know
iPhone 3.0 OS Guide: Everything You Need to Know
Discussion: DSLreports, geeksugar, Engadget, Out of the Box, Business Week, Bits, Zatz Not Funny!, Boing Boing Gadgets, Ken McGuire Technology Blog, Ars Technica, InfoWorld, Softpedia News, Local Mobile Search, Between the Lines, Lifehacker, CNET News, VentureBeat, Technologizer, Mobile Tech Addicts, Electronista, VOIP IP Telephony, Synthtopia, Gawker, MacNN, Wi-Fi Networking News, MacBlips, Guardian, Agence France Presse, TeleRead, iPhone Savior, AppleInsider, TWICE, Computerworld, Bleeding Edge, L.A. Times Tech Blog, NEWSFACTOR, GMSV and Joystiq
Paul Miller / Engadget: Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, adds copy and paste, Spotlight search, plenty more
Ross Rubin / Out of the Box: No Pre-conceived notions in iPhone OS 3.0
Peter Burrows / Business Week: Apple Raises Its iPhone Ante
Brad Stone / Bits: Apple Shows Off Next Version of iPhone Software
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Apple whips America into frenzy by fixing iPhone's most glaring omissions
Ken McGuire / Ken McGuire Technology Blog: Am I Getting Closer To An iPhone?
Erica Sadun / Ars Technica: How-to: building services into iPhone applications
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: iPhone 3.0 Software Upgrade: Cut ‘n’ Paste & More
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Live blog: iPhone OS 3.0 preview
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: After complete re-architecture, Apple finally ready to push Push Notifications
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: A Hundred New iPhone 3.0 Features? Let's Count 'em!
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The iPhone Now Ready to Save The News Business
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Wee-Fi: AT&T's Wi-Fi Guy; iPhone 3.0 Software Preview; Eye-Fi Served
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple iPhone to get cut, copy and paste this summer
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Will Apple throw the book at e-book apps?
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Apple on iPhone tethering, Flash support, and Copy & Paste
Joseph Palenchar / TWICE: Apple iPhone OS Adds Over 100 Features
Charles / Bleeding Edge: iPhone 3.0: heaven in your hand
Chris Gaither / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple's IPhone 3.0 update to add copy and paste, MMS and wider on-screen keyboard
John Murrell / GMSV: Obligatory iPhone 3.0 post
JC Fletcher / Joystiq: iPhone to support paid DLC, peer-to-peer connections
Fujitsu Begins On-Line Consumer Sales of World's First Color E-Paper Mobile Terminal FLEPia — Displays up to 260,000 colors; features Bluetooth and high-speed wireless LAN; thin and lightweight - — Fujitsu Frontech Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the start …
Discussion: ITworld.com, Gizmodo, Crave, GottaBeMobile.com, Engadget, CrunchGear, Gadget Lab and SlashGear
Pasmith / ITworld.com: Fujitsu launches color e-reader
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog: Fujitsu's color e-book reader arrives, makes Kindle 2 look cheap
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Fujitsu Announces First Color E-Paper Terminal FLEPia
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear: FLEPia: Fujitsu's “Kindle killer” gets a release date and high price in Japan
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: World's First Color E-Book Reader Goes on Sale
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Fujitsu FLEPia color e-book hits Japan next month
46% of the Digg Front Page is Controlled by 50 Websites — Recent changes and restrictions made by Digg.com to encourage diversity in the range of users whose submissions reach the front page have had 2 profound results. Newer and less active users have seen their stories reach the front page …
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Digg's Favorite 30 Sites
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Palm Pre vs iPhone 3.0: A Feature-by-Feature Comparison — The Palm Pre is going to be a hot item when it launches this summer—possibly hot enough to tackle the iPhone. One reason it's gaining so much traction is that the Pre's features weren't designed to compete against the current iPhone, but the next generation.
Discussion: Technologizer and blogs.ft.com
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: iPhone vs. Palm Pre: It's Still War!
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com: Supercharged Apps could see off iPhone rivals
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
TomTom Caught Between Microsoft Rock And GPL Hard Place — Last month we covered Microsoft's patent infringement lawsuit against GPS device maker TomTom. As Mike noted, this is a pretty clear example of abusive patent litigation. The patents in question are so broad that it's virtually impossible …
Sun challenges Amazon for cloud dominance — Move over, Amazon. The leading provider of cloud services is about to get some serious competition from Sun Microsystems, which made its entrance into cloud computing Wednesday with plans to offer compute and storage services built on Sun technologies, including OpenSolaris and MySQL.
Discussion: Between the Lines, GigaOM, Mercury News, Associated Press, BeyondVC, Coop's Corner, Digits, The Register and Regular Geek
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Sun rolls out its cloud services plan
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Sun Will Soon Sell Its Own Cloud Services
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News: Sun announces new cloud computing services
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press: Sun Microsystems to offer ‘public cloud’ service
Ed Sim / BeyondVC: Hybrid clouds are coming
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner: Sun's new mantra: Call us the ‘cloud company’
Don Clark / Digits: Sun, Like Others, Has Its Head in the Clouds
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: Sun breaks through the clouds
Robdiana / Regular Geek: Is Sun Finally Getting Bought By IBM?
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek:
How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job — I saw this exchange on Twitter, which is a painful lesson in how NOT to use Twitter in this tough economy. — A lucky job applicant tweeted the following: … This tweet caught the attention of Tim Levad, a channel partner advocate for Cisco.
Discussion: Twitterrati, Thanks:atul
David de Kloet / Gmail Blog:
A small (but helpful) change to ‘mark as unread’ — Gmail's threaded conversations are useful because they keep your messages in context — you don't have to look for previous messages to see what people are talking about. But sometimes, when many people are replying to the same conversation …
Discussion: InformationWeek and geeksugar, Thanks:sinkercat
Aircell Expands Pricing Options for Gogo Inflight Internet Service — Gogo Now Available to Handheld Devices for $7.95 on Any Gogo Flight — As smartphones like BlackBerry and the iPhone continue to take over the mobile phone market, more and more people are finding that they have wireless …
Mark Goldstein / Photography Blog:
Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR Review — The Fujifilm Finepix F200EXR is potentially one of the most revolutionary cameras of 2009. It features Fujifilm's innocuous sounding EXR technology, which rather cleverly turns the Fuji F200 into three cameras in one. The first EXR mode shoots …
Discussion: Engadget and Imaging Insider
John Schwartz / New York Times:
As Jurors Turn to Web, Mistrials Are Popping Up — Last week, a juror in a big federal drug trial in Florida admitted to the judge that he had been doing research on the case on the Internet, directly violating the judge's instructions and centuries of legal rules.
Discussion: Techdirt, Phone Arena, CNET News, The Noisy Channel, Gizmodo, down the avenue and techblog.dallasnews.com, Thanks:ethanbauley
Carlo Longino / Techdirt: Lawyers Use Juror's Twitter Messages As Basis For Appeal
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Courts, coach cry foul over Twitter
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Law vs. The Pursuit of Truth?
Renee Blodgett / down the avenue: Jurors Tweet, Blog, Research & Send Updates from Courtroom
Jared M. Spool / UIE:
The Magic Behind Amazon's 2.7 Billion Dollar Question — Since its release in 2007, the last volume of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has garnered 3,286 reviews from Amazon.com customers. While response has been overwhelmingly positive for the book …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Downturn or Not, Mobile Broadband Is Growing Fast — Earlier this week, comScore reported that daily web usage on mobile devices had doubled in the last 12 months, with nearly 22.4 million U.S. mobile users using their devices to go on the web. — Today, another research firm …
Discussion: MarketingVOX, Thanks:atul
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
Breaking News: CIO Vivek Kundra is Back on the Job [updated] — Vivek Kundra, the federal government's new Chief Information Officer, has been spotted at his desk, doing his job. We're hearing that his temporary leave of absence, in the wake of last week's arrest of two individuals individuals running …
Discussion: InfoWorld, BoomTown, Epicenter, Fox News, Computerworld, Silicon Alley Insider, O'Reilly Radar and Hot Air
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Google Names Company Vet Dennis Woodside to Replace Tim Armstrong as Ad Lead
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Official: Obama CIO Reinstated, Not FBI Target
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld: How federal CIO Vivek Kundra helped to build an iPhone app
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Vivek Kundra Back On The Job
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar: The Paradox of Transparency
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Kundra's record? — Vivek Kundra took a leave of absence …
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Chief Information Officer Is Quietly Reinstated
Chief Information Officer Is Quietly Reinstated
Discussion: InformationWeek, Gawker and Post I.T.
Michael Hickins / InformationWeek: U.S. CIO Saved From Media Hyenas
Owen Thomas / Gawker: White House Forgives CIO's ‘Youthful Indiscretion’
Kim Hart / Post I.T.: Vivek Kundra Back On The Job
Maria Russo / The Wrap:
AOL Leaps Into Original News Content With PoliticsDaily.com — The longtime portal has hired Melinda Henneberger as editor of PoliticsDaily.com and launches in April. — New Media is about to meet Old Media. But not in the way you'd think. — AOL is about to launch a politics site …
Credit card skimming malware targeting ATMs — From time to time, because they know I work for SophosLabs, my friends ask me about different malware types and forward me warnings of alleged malware outbreaks, which often turn out to be just standard hoax emails.
Discussion: PC World, Softpedia News and The Register
Robert McMillan / PC World: Criminals Sneak Card-sniffing Software on Diebold ATMs
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
IE 8, Silverlight 3 on tap for Microsoft's Mix — A correction was made to this story. See below for details. — The expected release of Internet Explorer 8 is likely to be the biggest headline out of Microsoft's Mix conference this week, though the company is likely to spend at least …
Discussion: Ars Technica, TechFlash and Silicon Alley Insider
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Silverlight 3 beta related bits start to arrive early
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft's New Silverlight Already Out
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Amazon Shutters Unpopular Alexa Site Thumbnail Service — Amazon Web Services is discontinuing the Alexa Site Thumbnail service, which has been providing developers with programmatic access to millions of thumbnail images for the home pages of web sites that were stored in Alexa's index since July 2006.