Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
New Amazon Device Debuts Wednesday — The last time Amazon (AMZN) held a press conference in New York City was in February, when it introduced the Kindle 2.0. Now it is scheduling one for Wednesday morning at Pace University in lower Manhattan. — Expect a new, large format device that's optimized …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: The Big-Screen Kindle: It's About Textbooks, Not Saving the Newspapers
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: News Bits: Can a New Kindle Save Newspapers?
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: New Larger-Screened Amazon Device for Newspapers, Magazines Debuts Wednesday: Report
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Amazon to Reveal Big-Screen Kindle Wednesday?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Amazon press event Wednesday: See you and the bigger Kindle then
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Wider-Screen Kindle Coming Wednesday
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Amazon press event on Wednesday, big Kindle announcement imminent
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Larger Kindle Rumored to Be Announced This Week
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Amazon Looks to Launch Bigger Kindle on Wednesday
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Confirmed: Jumbo Kindle Announcement Scheduled for May 6th
Peter Ha / CrunchGear: Amazon Kindle press conference on May 6
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Coming This Week: A Giant Kindle?
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Looking to Big-Screen E-Readers to Help Save the Daily Press — The iPod stemmed losses in the music industry. The Kindle gave beleaguered book publishers a reason for optimism. — Now the recession-ravaged newspaper and magazine industries are hoping for their own knight in shining digital armor …
Discussion: GigaOM, PC World, Fast Company, eWeek, Silicon Alley Insider, CNET News, FierceMobileContent, Gawker, techblog.dallasnews.com, paidContent.org, David Strom's Web Informant, I4U News, Etan on Tech, Obsessable, Local Mobile Search, blogs.chron.com, GMSV, ITworld.com, SlashGear, PMP Today, TECH.BLORGE.com, Electronista, Gizmodo, Incremental Blogger, Electricpig.co.uk, DVICE, GadgetLab, Howard Lindzon, Gearlog, Wall Street Journal, Mashable!, CrunchGear, 9 to 5 Mac, TechCrunch, Gadgetell, The Toybox, Boing Boing Gadgets, Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com, Slashdot and Engadget
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Possible Jumbo Kindle Coming Wednesday: Print Media Savior?
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Amazon's Big-Screen Kindle 3 Due This Week
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Report: Bigger Amazon Kindle May Debut This Week
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Big-Screen Kindle Coming Wednesday
David Carnoy / CNET News: Amazon to introduce larger Kindle this week?
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Amazon to release large-screen Kindle
Jim Rossman / techblog.dallasnews.com: Are you ready for a bigger Kindle?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org: Report: Amazon Will Introduce A Big-Screen Kindle This Week
Strom / David Strom's Web Informant: The new breed of eReaders — The New York Times has a story today …
Robert Evans / I4U News: Amazon to Debut New Kindle 3 Gadget.
Etan Horowitz / Etan on Tech: Report: Amazon will release large-screen Kindle for newspapers and magazines
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Amazon debuting large-screen Kindle on Wednesday?
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Attack of the ‘E-Readers’ — Reportedly a new, larger-screen Kindle …
John Murrell / GMSV: On the plus side, the E-Ink won't get all over your fingers
Pasmith / ITworld.com: Kindle 3 announced this week?
James Holland / Electricpig.co.uk: Big-screen Amazon Kindle coming next week?
Addy Dugdale / DVICE: Rumors abound that Amazon is to supersize Kindle for newspapers
Charlie Sorrel / GadgetLab: Will Anybody Buy The New Large-Format Kindle?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Kindle For Newspapers Being Announced This Week?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Big Screen Kindle Coming This Week
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Larger Kindle coming this week? …
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Large-format, newspaper-friendly Kindle may be coming
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon plans big screen Kindle: Textbook margins are the real aim not saving newspapers — Updated: Amazon will reportedly unveil a new large-screen Kindle Wednesday. The company just scheduled a press conference for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in New York City at Pace University. Get the subtle hint?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Newspaper Kindle could launch this week, claims NYT
John Herrman / Gizmodo: NYT: Amazon Debuting Jumbo Kindle ‘As Early as This Week’
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Big Screen Kindle Hail Mary To Newspapers Will Fall Incomplete
The Big Screen Kindle Hail Mary To Newspapers Will Fall Incomplete
Discussion: Beyond Search, TheNextWeb.com and Reuters
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Big Screen Kindle: Back Pack Snap and Crack
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / TheNextWeb.com: Will (or should?) compassion save the newspaper industry?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone Outsold By BlackBerry Curve In U.S. Last Quarter — Apple's (AAPL) iPhone was not the most-purchased consumer smartphone in the first quarter, according to research firm NPD Group. That title goes to RIM's (RIMM) BlackBerry Curve 8300 series, which was on sale at more carriers …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Gearlog, Electronista, Engadget and TechVi
Brian Heater / Gearlog: BlackBerry Curve Overtakes iPhone in Q1
Lenwood Brown III / TechVi: Blackberry Curve outsells iPhone in first quarter
RIM Unseats Apple in The NPD Group's Latest Smartphone Ranking — Buy-one-get-one promotions helps RIM increase U.S. consumer market share in first quarter of 2009 … - RIM BlackBerry Curve (all 83XX models) — Apple iPhone 3G (all models) — RIM BlackBerry Storm
Discussion: Digital Daily, CrackBerry.com blogs, SlashGear, The Toybox and iLounge
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: BlackBerry Curve More Popular Than iPhone
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: BlackBerry Curve 8520 Review - First Impressions
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: BlackBerry Curve outsells Apple iPhone in Q1 2009
Charles Starrett / iLounge: NPD: Blackberry Curve outsells iPhone 3G in Q1
Ludovic Privat / GPS BUSINESS NEWS:
NAVIGON stops PND business in North America — After a few days of rumors about NAVIGON withdrawal from the North American market, NAVIGON's CEO Egon Minar spoke this morning to GPS Business News: “Due to the difficult economic environment and the aggressive pricing we have decided to withdraw …
Discussion: Gearlog, SlashGear, Electronista, GPS Obsessed, GPS Tracklog, Engadget and The Map Room
Troy Dreier / Gearlog: Navigon PNDs Take the Exit Ramp, Leave North America
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Navigon pull PND business from US
Gpsmapper / GPS Tracklog: Navigon USA folds
Darren Murph / Engadget: Navigon withdraws from GPS business in North America
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: Navigon Pulls Out of North America
Jerry Shen / DigiTimes:
Asustek to launch 11.6-inch Eee PC later this month — Asustek Computer plans to launch an 11.6-inch Eee PC later this month, but will still consider 10-inch the mainstream specification for 2009, account for 50% of total shipments, while 11.6-inch models will account for 30%, according to company president Jerry Shen.
Discussion: eWeek, Softpedia News, The Tech Report, CrunchGear, Maximum PC all and SlashGear
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Asus Planning 11-Inch Netbook, New Intel-Based Laptop
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Eee PCs with bigger, 11.6-inch displays coming soon
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Asus planning 11.6-inch netbook, ultra-thin notebooks
Chris Davies / SlashGear: ASUS 11.6-inch Eee PC coming this month
Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:
The two trends that are conspiring against Microsoft — If you clicked into this article thinking it would be a Microsoft bashapalooza or a vapid prediction about the downfall of the Seattle software giant then you're going to be disappointed. — Microsoft isn't going anywhere.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Two More Places We'd Like To See Twitter — Now that we're hooked on Twitter, we keep running across places in life where instant access to the messaging/microblogging service makes sense. No doubt Twitter's bizdev phones are ringing off the hook, but here's two places we'd love to hook into Twitter:
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Trent Reznor rips Apple, rates smartphone OSes — Why should you care about what Trent Reznor has to say about Apple or smartphones in general? Well, for one thing, the front-man for Nine Inch Nails is a digital music visionary who's gone it alone and found gold in the deep coffers of the Internet.
Discussion: Macworld, forum.nin.com, TechCrunch, The iPhone Blog, TUAW, AndroidGuys, TeleRead, Android Phone Fans, Edible Apple, The Apple Core, FierceMobileContent, Switched and Mashable!
Owen Fletcher / Macworld: Chinese iPhone apps expand as Apple seeks deal
Trent_reznor / forum.nin.com: NIN iPhone app rejection
Jeremy Sikora / The iPhone Blog: NIN Frontman Speaks Out: Apple, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile …
Christina Warren / TUAW: Monday morning App Store shenanigans, NIN: Access edition
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Hey Trent... Bring the App to Android!
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: More on the Nine Inch Nails app update rejection
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Trent Reznor: Nobody Has An Android Phone
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Trent Reznor responds to NIN app denial
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Apple rejects Nine Inch Nails app update
Kaiser Hwang / Switched: Rejected, Racy iPhone App Accepted After ‘12+’ Rating Stamp
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: NIN App Gets Rejected by Apple, Reznor Threatens to Go Jailbreak
Sprint Nextel Reports First Quarter 2009 Results — Driven by success of Boost Monthly Unlimited and wholesale, achieved the best sequential improvement in total gross additions, and loss of 182,000 total net subscribers represents a sequential improvement of over 1 million …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Digital Daily, Tech Trader Daily, Silicon Alley Insider and DSLreports
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Sprint: Tourniquet, Please, Redux
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Kindle, Boost Mobile Help Sprint Nextel
Nokia E71x with AT&T in stores across the U.S. today — Text it, don't say it - survey reveals growing trend in messaging — White Plains, NY, USA - Nokia announced that the slimmest smartphone on the market, the Nokia E71x, will be available in AT&T retail stores and online beginning today.
Discussion: The Nokia Blog, Mobile Roar, Softpedia News and I4U News
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Nokia E71x now available on AT&T
Microsoft Mum on Vista Plans After Windows 7 Launch — How long does Microsoft plan to keep selling copies of its Windows Vista operating system after the upcoming launch of Windows 7? The company isn't saying. — With previous versions of Windows, Microsoft used a transition period …
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Microsoft Seems Eager to Divorce Vista
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
RIM rolls out latest BlackBerry Enterprise Server — RIM on Monday said its latest enterprise server was available and detailed a strategic alliance with Hewlett-Packard. — As expected, RIM rolled out its BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0. The latest version offers more IT administration controls …
Discussion: eWeek, NEWSFACTOR, CNET News, ReadWriteWeb, Reuters, Yahoo! Finance and Business Wire
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Now Available
Jennifer LeClaire / NEWSFACTOR: RIM, HP To Develop Mobile Road Warrior Solutions
Lance Whitney / CNET News: RIM upgrades BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: HP's CloudPrint Coming to BlackBerry
Matt Asay / CNET News:
SpringSource acquires Hyperic, with eye to take on IBM, Microsoft — SpringSource announced Monday its acquisition of Hyperic, a move that signals a new phase of commercial open-source competition. — Until recently, open-source vendors like SpringSource seemed content to play …
Discussion: GigaOM, SpringSource, Open Source, OStatic blogs and Virtualization.com
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: SpringSource Buys Hyperic for Enterprise Push
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: How far can Springsource scale?
Oliver Marks / Collaboration 2.0:
Jive Introduce ‘Software as a Service’ Social Business Express — Jive Software are launching a free for 90 days cloud version of their ‘Social Business Software’ (SBS) today - a lighter weight hosted solution for those who are grappling with internal infrastructure and resources challenges …
Fred / A VC:
The End Of The IPO Drought Is Coming — I've said it a few times on this blog recently as offhand comments, but I feel compelled to say it a bit more loudly. I think we will see the end of the IPO drought for venture backed companies within the next year, possibly by the end of this year.
Discussion: Dealscape, Thanks:wedocreative
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: End of IPO drought coming, says Fred Wilson
Philip Lam / prethinking.com:
Palm Pre Training to officially start on May 6th for Sprint Employees — We broke the news on Sprint Employees getting Palm Pre training starting in April, turns out that they were just picking store advocates. Now time for some new Pre-training details! According to Coal over at SprintGuru …
Discussion: PreCentral.net, IntoMobile, Gadgetell and Ubergizmo
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: Sprint Advocate Training to Begin This Week?
James Falconer / IntoMobile: Palm Pre Training to Begin May 6th for Sprint Employees
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Sprint employees to begin Palm Pre training on May 6
Robert Buderi / Xconomy:
Facebook Co-Founder Settles in at General Catalyst: Out to Learn and Help Young Entrepreneurs — Robert Buderi wrote: — This article is a prototype for a new, still-unnamed weekly column featuring conversations with local innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: Facebook Founder Chris Hughes Cozies Up to College Students …
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T picks up Acer Aspire One 10.1″ netbook; available from Costco on May 11th — There were rumors going around not long ago about more subsidized netbooks making their way over to AT&T. Well, it looks like AT&T is about to start offering the Acer Aspire One 10.1″ netbook complete …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Liliputing, SlashGear, Gizmodo and Engadget
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: AT&T-subsidized netbooks to be sold at Costco
Chris Davies / SlashGear: AT&T 3G Acer Aspire One 10.1-inch hitting Costco May 11th
John Herrman / Gizmodo: AT&T Subsidizing 10.1" Aspire Ones, Through Costco
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Acer's AT&T 3G Aspire One landing at Costco on May 11?
New York Times:
Losing Popularity Contest, MySpace Tries a Makeover — As Owen Van Natta, the new chief executive of MySpace, starts his second week at the sprawling social network , he faces an acute demographic problem. — While Facebook is adding users, MySpace is losing them.
Saul Hansell / Bits: Do You Know Anyone Still on MySpace?