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: Technologizer, TechCrunch, CrunchGear, Howard Lindzon, 9 to 5 Mac and Boing Boing Gadgets
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Coming This Week: A Giant Kindle?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Larger Kindle coming this week? Competition for Apple's Tablet?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
NYT: Big-screen Kindle coming from Amazon “as early as this week” — Go ahead and grab the salt shaker, 'cause this one's nowhere near carved in stone... or is it? A breaking report from The New York Times has it that Amazon will introduce a larger version of its Kindle e-reader …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Best Buy to trial launch Palm Pre on June 7th — Well lookie here. This one isn't 100% confirmed just yet but a ninja hit us up with what could be some pretty juicy launch details for the rumor mill's favorite handset du jour, the Palm Pre. Here we go — according to our ninja …
Discussion: Tech-Ex, IntoMobile, GPS Obsessed, Electronista, PhoneDog.com, 9 to 5 Mac, prethinking.com, Gizmodo, Engadget, Boing Boing Gadgets and PreCentral.net
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: Best Buy to Have Limited Palm Pres on June 7th: Report
James Falconer / IntoMobile: Palm Pre Coming to Best Buy Locations June 7th?
Noah Kravitz / PhoneDog.com: Palm Pre Rumor du Jour: June 7th, Best Buy, $199 on contract, $999 no contract
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac: Palm's Pre hitting Best Buy Mobile on June 7th? Price without plan: $1000
Philip Lam / prethinking.com: Palm Pre: InsideSprintNow debunks the latest Best Buy rumors (trial launch, $999)
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Rumor: No-Contract Palm Pre Could Cost $1,000 During June 7 Best Buy Trial Run
Jacob Schulman / Engadget: Best Buy Mobile to get some Pre stock on June 7th?
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Rumor: Palm Pre out on June 7, only at Best Buy, and $1,000 without a contract
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net: Rumor: Best Buy ‘trial launching’ Pre on June 7
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Mini-Links to Web Sites Are Multiplying — If you have spent any time on the Internet in the last few months, chances are you have clicked on a shortened link Web address. — URL shorteners, which abbreviate unwieldy Web addresses into bite-size links, have been around for years.
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Why text messages are limited to 160 characters — Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times — Alone in a room in his home in Bonn, Germany, Friedhelm Hillebrand sat at his typewriter, tapping out random sentences and questions on a sheet of paper. — As he went along …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and MobileContentToday
Deadline passes as Globe threatens to shut down paper — A midnight deadline passed with no official announcement on the fate of the Boston Globe as do-or-die negotiations continued into this morning. — The Boston Globe told union members late last night to cough up final financial …
Discussion: New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Washington Post and Geek News Central
Denise Lavoie / Associated Press: NY Times Co., Boston Globe talk past deadline
Robert MacMillan / Reuters: Boston Globe could file shutdown notice Monday
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post: N.Y. Times to File Notice It Will Close Boston Globe
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2:
Larry Page Delivers Powerful Commencement Speech At U of M [Video] — Earlier today I had the privilege to hear Google co-founder Larry Page speak at the University of Michigan. I found his commencement speech to be quite moving. He talked about how his parents first met at the University …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Google Founder's Inspirational Commencement Speech (Video)
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
Technologies Like Facebook, Twitter and Cellphones Affect Dating Compatibility — He Twitters but She Texts? Sigh. These Days, High-Tech Options Can Short-Circuit a Romance. — Scarlett Johansson, left, with Drew Barrymore, whose character, Mary, gets excited when a man asks her out via MySpace in “He's Just Not That Into You.”
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Scalia: Free Speech Trumps Privacy Online — Some lawmakers are talking about enacting new online privacy laws, but at least one U.S. Supreme Court Judge has indicated that such laws might not be constitutional. — Earlier this year, conservative judge Antonin Scalia said new privacy laws would conflict with the First Amendment.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Five-year hole may help Google in Android trademark lawsuit — A developer named Erich Specht has filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against Google and 47 other companies over their involvement in the Android OS. It turns out that Specht has owned the trademark to “Android” …
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs, Android Phone Fans, Open Source and The Trademark Blog
Seth H. Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs: Android name is being contested by an Illinois developer
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Android Trademark Lawsuit: Google, OHA Sued
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: The Android name kerfluffle
Marty Schwimmer / The Trademark Blog: Text of Complaint in Android Data v Google Android
Jan Hoffman / New York Times:
When the Cellphone Teaches Sex Education — THE special cellphone, set on vibrate, begins to whir. Throughout North Carolina, anonymous teenagers are texting questions to it about sex. — “If you take a shower before you have sex, are you less likely to get pregnant?” asks one.
Sprint may outsource network to Ericsson: report — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N) is in final negotiations to outsource management of its cellular network to Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICb.ST) and transfer 5,000 to 7,000 U.S. employees to the equipment vendor …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com and Phone Scoop
Joseph Woelfel / TheStreet.com: Sprint Could Outsource Network to Ericsson
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Sprint May Outsource Network Operations to Ericsson
Times of London:
Jacqui Smith's secret plan to carry on snooping — The home secretary has vowed to scrap a ‘big brother’ database, but a bid to spy on us all continues — SPY chiefs are pressing ahead with secret plans to monitor all internet use and telephone calls in Britain despite an announcement by Jacqui Smith …
Discussion: The Register and Boing Boing
Chris Williams / The Register: Jacqui's secret plan to ‘Master the Internet’