Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Palm Eos: super-thin, 3G, and headed to AT&T? — Liked that blurry photo of a new Palm webOS phone we saw earlier? Well how about some specs, a name, and a better look at this thing? Enter the device above, apparently dubbed the Palm Eos (codenamed Castle... where have we seen that before? …
Discussion: MobileCrunch, The Technology Chronicles, tinyComb, Technologizer, Switched, PhoneDog.com, GadgetLab, 9 to 5 Mac, Network World, Silicon Alley Insider, SlashGear, IntoMobile, Pocket-lint.com, Electronista, Mobile Tech Addicts, InformationWeek, Unwired View, Gizmodo, PreCentral.net, OSNews and Obsessable
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Palm EOS: Is this the Mini-Pre?
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Palm's Other Pre, The New Eos
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Palm's First Post-Pre Phone?
Priya Ganapati / GadgetLab: Palm Eos: The Successor to Palm Pre?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Is This Palm's Next Smartphone?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: AT&T Palm Eos to be second webOS phone?
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Palm Eos: The next Palm Pre?
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Meet The Palm Eos, Follow-Up To The Pre
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Ultra-thin Palm Eos coming to AT&T for just $99?
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: Palm Eos vs. Palm Pre vs. iPhone: Sized Up
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Second Palm webOS Phone Rumoured
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Palm's next webOS device? Pre Centro? — One of our ninjas just hit us up with the above photo... they said it would be Palm's next webOS device, the rumored Centro-esque handset. No specs or anything, just a “Fall” release date. Sorry for the blurry and small photo, but it's legit!
Discussion: ITworld.com, Gadgetell, GPS Obsessed, Palm WebOS, TechCrunch and Unwired View
JG Mason / Gadgetell: Paving the way for a Verizon Prenis?
Justin / GPS Obsessed: All I want is a Palm Pre! …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Even More Details On Mini-Pre/Palm Pixie: Specs Revealed, To Be Called “Palm EOS”
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Next-gen Palm Centro with WebOS leaked
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Info On The Palm “Mini-Pre”: Code Name Pixie
More Info On The Palm “Mini-Pre”: Code Name Pixie
Discussion: I4U News, Tech Trader Daily, Boy Genius Report, Gadgetell and ITworld.com
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Palm Mini-Pre rumored to go against rumored iPhone nano
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: Jump back! Palm's got a second device coming out this year?
Ian Paul / ITworld.com: Palm to Offer Pre, Other Devices for Free
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple to introduce more affordable Macs, sources say — Determined to grow its share of the personal computer market during the worst economic climate in its corporate history, Apple is tailoring changes to a pair of its offerings that will help drive down prices of some of the most popular Macs, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: OSNews, CNET News, Tech Trader Daily, The Toybox, MobileContentToday, Pulse2 and The Tech Report
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Rumour: Apple To Start Competing on Price
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Report: Apple eyes Mac pricing cuts
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Apple Reportedly Plans To Offer Cheaper Macs
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Apple may introduce cheaper Macs for market share
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Rumors: Cheaper MacBooks in the Queue? Apple Netbook (Newton Redux) Delayed?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Working On More Affordable Macs
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Macs may get a bit cheaper in the coming weeks
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 impressions, insights, and expectations — As you may or may not know, Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 has been officially handed out to MSDN and TechNet subscribers today, and there are plans to unleash the heavily-hyped OS to the waiting public at large come May 5th.
Nick Wingfield / Digits: This is Your Windows on Drugs — Microsoft on Thursday took …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Windows 7 Release Candidate: The Rollout Begins. Rockily.
Daniel Robinson / iTnews Australia: Microsoft unveils Windows 7 Release Candidate
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report: Microsoft makes Windows 7 RC available, but can't handle the rush
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Microsoft 7 Release Candidate for MSDN and TechNet Now Available
Windows 7 free for a year — Microsoft is effectively giving away Windows 7 free for a year with the launch of the Release Candidate. — The Release Candidate is now available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, and will go on unlimited, general release on 5 May.
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Windows 7 Release Candidate Is Available From Microsoft — Industry experts advise partners, companies and developers to preview Microsoft's next operating system. — Today Microsoft Corp. has reached a significant milestone with the Release Candidate (RC) of the highly anticipated Windows …
Discussion: Ars Technica, EE Times, jkOnTheRun, MobileContentToday and SlashGear
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Windows 7 RC arrives on TechNet, MSDN, Connect
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Windows 7 on the Viliv S5- Not Going So Well
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Windows 7 Release Candidate Available: No XP Mode for Netbooks …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft Windows 7 RC launched today
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint.com:
Acer confirms Windows 7 available 23 October … Acer has confirmed that Windows 7 will be available pre-loaded on their new all-in-one Z5600 PC, from the 23 October 2009, not by the end of January 2010 as Microsoft has been previously suggesting. — Although some rumours have put …
Discussion: The Register, AppleInsider, Between the Lines, PC World, Pulse2, Engadget, TechFlash, ChannelWeb, CrunchGear, Ed Bott's Microsoft Report, Download Squad, CNET News, Windows 7 Center, Digital Inspiration, Gizmodo, Electronista and dailywireless.org, Thanks:radioedit
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Acer nails Windows 7 for October release
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Microsoft issues Windows 7 RC on road to October launch
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Windows 7: Arriving in a system near you Oct. 23?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Acer Z5600 AIO Coming On October 23, Windows 7 Loaded
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Report: Windows 7 in October
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Report: Acer To Launch Windows 7 PC On Oct. 23
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Windows 7 to debut on or around October 23rd, according to Acer
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Acer UK: Windows 7 to drop on October 23
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Acer exec: Windows 7 available on Oct. 23
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Acer: Windows 7 Will Be Out Oct. 23, Free Upgrade If You Buy a PC 30 Days Before
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Acer & Asus: 5M Netbooks last year, 10M in '09
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Twitter Search for Everyone! — Every public update sent to Twitter from anywhere in the world 24/7 can be instantly indexed and made discoverable via our newly launched real-time search. What was that loud noise outside your apartment? Did you just feel an earthquake?
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Twitter's integrated search now live for all users
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Twitter Brings Search On Site To All
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple Is Serious About Gaming: Steals Xbox Senior Director of Strategy — Anybody who said Apple wasn't serious about gaming can swallow their pundit nuggets right now: They just hired Richard Teversham, Xbox Europe's (now former) senior director of business, insights and strategy.
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors, paidContent.org, The Independent, 9 to 5 Mac, The Mac Observer and Electronista
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft's Xbox strategy boss Richard Teversham has joined Apple
Bryan Chaffin / The Mac Observer: Apple Raids Microsoft's Xbox Team Gaming Executive
Christian Science Monitor:
Is Twitter the next Second Life? — Lance Armstrong loves it. Oprah's all over it. Ashton Kutcher found a million people to follow him on it. Heck, Barack Obama used it to get elected president. So why is Twitter in trouble? — According to David Martin, Vice President of Primary Research …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and MarketingVOX
Return of the Twitter Quitters
Return of the Twitter Quitters
Discussion: I'm Not Actually a Geek, MediaMemo and Staff Blog, Thanks:atul
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek: Twitter Quitters Ain't Surprising - It Takes Time to Get It
Like minds — Big day! I'm happy to announce that The Walt Disney Company is going to join us in our admittedly ambitious mission. The specifics are in the official release below. — As a Hulu team, we are over the moon for a number of reasons. Yes, we are excited to help audiences …
Discussion: Beet.TV, Washington Post, Company Town, Wall Street Journal, CNET News, TechCrunch, The Technology Chronicles, Gizmodo, Business Wire, ReadWriteWeb and Macworld
Staci D. Kramer / Washington Post: paidContent.org - It's Official: Disney Joins News Corp. …
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: Disney joins Hulu
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Hulu-Disney deal hurts YouTube, helps cable
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Disney Buys Into Hulu. YouTube Should Be Worried.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Disney Comes to Hulu
Dan Moren / Macworld: Disney and Hulu strike content deal
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Odd Net Out CBS Responds To Disney Joining News Corp-NBCU In Hulu — In the wake of the Disney deal with Hulu, what about CBS? Hulu CEO Jason Kilar told paidContent he'd love to have CBS (NYSE: CBS) add its programming to the video service, while CBS Interactive, representing …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, WebProNews, mocoNews, Silicon Alley Insider and AppScout
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Point: When Disney Met Hulu...Winners and Losers
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Disney and Hulu Officially Get it Done
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews: Motorola Pins Hopes On Android, But Analysts Question If It Can …
Dan Colarusso / Silicon Alley Insider: Disney Joins Hulu
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Disney Joins Hulu Partnership, Adds ABC Content to Site
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Google's Android Angst — A software developer has sued the Internet giant over the trademarked term Android. — Could a lawsuit hold up Android, Google's high-priority, open-source software project? — It could if Erich Specht gets his way. The software developer is seeking close …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes 4chan And Twitter Creators — This list is in. Time has released its annual Time 100 list, honoring the most influential people in the world. There are a lot of interesting names including Sarah Palin and President Obama, but let's focus on the names from the tech sphere.
Discussion: TechFlash, Time, NY Daily News and Agence France Presse
John Cook / TechFlash: Bill Gates on Jeff Bezos
Corky Siemaszko / NY Daily News: Time Magazine's Most Influential People List includes Rush Limbaugh …
Ashton Kutcher / Time: The Twitter Guys — Years from now, when historians reflect …
Rick Astley / Time: moot — Back in the '80s, I was known for being reclusive …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone Sweeps JD Power Consumer Smartphone Ratings — Except In Battery Life — The latest 2009 JD Power Consumer Smartphone Satisfaction Study numbers are in. And the winner is ... the iPhone. Apple's device nearly swept every category, with top marks in operating system, features …
Discussion: Macworld, Electronista, TUAW, MobileCrunch, 9 to 5 Mac, CNET News, Macsimum News and Ars Technica
Mel Martin / TUAW: J.D. Power says iPhone tops smartphone ratings
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Review: iPWR Backup Battery for iPhone and iPod
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: JD Power and Associates names iPhone the best consumer smartphone of 2009
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Apple's iPhone wins second J.D. Power award
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: iPhone ranks highest in smartphone satisfaction study
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Survey: iPhone ranks highest among smartphone buyers
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Analyst: “The Pre Is DOA” — Here's the flip side of reports that Palm plans to deliberately keep supplies of the Pre artificially low to foster the perception of a shortage and spur demand: There will be a shortage, but it won't be deliberate or artificial.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Twitter is dominated by males. Quick: What does that mean? — The majority of people who send text messages on Twitter are male, according to a study released by Nielsen Mobile, a mobile market research company. — Some 57 percent of Twitter users are men, while only 45 percent of users …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Twitter Rolls Out New Interface for All
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Who's on deck in tech? — Apple's Steve Jobs isn't the only chief executive apparently without a concrete plan for passing the torch. Surprisingly few technology CEOs have anointed heirs. — (Fortune Magazine) — Last year when Apple CEO Steve Jobs showed visible signs of illness …
Discussion: Network World
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
FACE(BOOK) VALUE — SOCIAL NETWORK CAN'T GET FRIENDLY FUNDING NUMBERS — Facebook has been holding exploratory meetings with private-equity firms about raising another round of funding, but the two sides are $3 billion apart on what the popular social-networking Web site is worth, The Post has learned.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook, Potential Investors $3 Billion Apart On Valuation
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Facebook Now Looking For Money At $5-6B Valuation
Steven Hodson / Shooting at Bubbles: Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Facebook?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
A Look Inside the Twitter Admin Panel — According to French blog Nowhere Else, someone has been able to access Twitter's administration area, and they've got a bunch of screenshots to prove it. — The URL which leads to Twitter's admin page is simple enough (and open to everyone): “https …
Discussion: The Register, Zero Day, eWeek and ITworld.com
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day: French hacker gains access to Twitter's admin panel
Robert McMillan / ITworld.com: Hacker: I broke into Twitter
PS3 to be dominant in 3 - 5 years, says Reeves — Outgoing Sony Europe president David Reeves has said that the PlayStation 3 still has a long way to go before it can overtake Microsoft's Xbox 360 on the market, with the exec predicting it could take up to five more years for the console to become the market leader.
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Parting shots: Reeves expects PS3 to be dominant in 3-5 years
Make Friends with BuddyPress — Filed under Cousins. — What if there was software with the elegance and extensibility of WordPress but all the features you've come to expect from social networks like Facebook? Now there is: check out BuddyPress. — BuddyPress is an official sister project of WordPress.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch and Mashable!
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Federal Felony To Use Blogs, the Web, Etc. To Cause Substantial Emotional Distress Through “Severe, Repeated, and Hostile” Speech? That's what a House of Representatives bill, proposed by Rep. Linda T. Sanchez and 14 others, would do. Here's the relevant text:
Peter Vajgel / Facebook:
Needle in a haystack: efficient storage of billions of photos — The Photos application is one of Facebook's most popular features. Up to date, users have uploaded over 15 billion photos which makes Facebook the biggest photo sharing website. For each uploaded photo …
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: How Facebook Serves Up Its 15 Billion Photos
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Becomes Default Location Provider For Firefox — Many of us have been saying it for a long time: location based services are the future. But up until now they've been a distant, hazy future, because they've been so difficult to use. That's going to change soon, and it looks like Google is going to be leading the way.
Discussion: Google Code Blog, webmonkey and VentureBeat, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Michael Calore / webmonkey: Google and Mozilla Team Up to Tell Firefox Where You Are
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Tech Rumor of the Day: RIM — As Research In Motion (RIMM Quote) gets set to open its annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando next week, analysts and gadget fans are expecting an introduction to the BlackBerry Niagara. — This will sound familiar to Tech Rumor readers who may recall …
Discussion: Unwired View, IntoMobile, BlackBerry Cool and BB Geeks
Brad Molen / Unwired View: Blackberry Apex Announcement Expected at WES
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: BlackBerry 8230 Coming to Verizon?