Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Amazon Kindle DX to feature 9.7-inch display? Update: Pictures! — [It's still an elusive target for our old friend Mr. Blurrycam, but ]We just got some basic specs on the new, decidedly more newspaper- and college textbook-friendly Amazon Kindle DX. Here's what we know: it's got a 9.7-inch display …
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk, Neowin.net, DisplayBlog, CrunchGear, Incremental Blogger, MobileContentToday, TechSpot, Obsessable, techeblog.com, Switched and digg.com
Gautham V. V. / Neowin.net: New Kindle to feature a 9.7 inch screen
Jin / DisplayBlog: Amazon Kindle DX
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: New Kindle DX to sport 9.7-inch screen, weird proportions
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Rumor: Amazon Kindle DX Sports a 9.7-inch Display
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Amazon to introduce larger-screen Kindle this week
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Amazon debuting large-screen Kindle on Wednesday?
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Amazon to Reveal Big-Screen Kindle Wednesday?
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Plans Kindle for Textbooks — Amazon.comInc. on Wednesday plans to unveil a new version of its Kindle e-book reader with a larger screen and other features designed to appeal to periodical and academic textbook publishers, according to people familiar with the matter.
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week: Amazon's Kindle Is Off to College
Frederic Lardinois / New York Times: The Big-Screen Kindle: It's About Textbooks, Not Saving the Newspapers
Peter Ha / CrunchGear: WSJ confirms University specific Kindle
Brian Caulfield / Forbes: Kindle Versus The iPhone
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Unsolicited Advice for the Newspaper Industry
Nancy Gohring / Macworld: Amazon may launch newspaper reader this week
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: News Bits: Can a New Kindle Save Newspapers?
Brett Molina / Technology Live: Can the Kindle rescue the print industry?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why the Kindle HD Can't Save Newspapers
Why the Kindle HD Can't Save Newspapers
Dylan F. Tweney / GadgetLab: Large-Screen Kindle Won't Mean Squat if Apple Tablet Arrives
New York Times:
F.T.C. Looks Into Ties Between Apple and Google Boards — SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission has begun an inquiry into whether the close ties among the boards of two of technology's most prominent companies, Apple and Google, amounts to a violation of antitrust laws, according to several people briefed on the inquiry.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, The Register, Tech Trader Daily, Guardian, AppleInsider, Wall Street Journal, Macworld, Neowin.net, MacRumors, Computerworld Blogs, CNET News, Gizmodo, Gawker, TechCrunch, Electronista, paidContent.org, Engadget, Between the Lines, Silicon Alley Insider, John Battelle's Searchblog, GigaLaw.com Daily News and MacDailyNews
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Yet Another Anti-Trust Inquiry For Google (& Apple)
John Oates / The Register: Apple and Google fingered in monopoly probe
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: US regulators question links between Google and Apple
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: FTC investigating antitrust ties between Apple, Google
Jonathan Seff / Macworld: Report: FTC probing Apple/Google ties
Seth H. Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs: FTC investigating Apple and Google for monopoly ties
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Report: FTC eyes Apple, Google board relationship
Owen Thomas / Gawker: Uh Oh, Google's in More Antitrust Trouble!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: About Schmidt: Does The FTC Really Think Apple And Google Are Too Buddy Buddy?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org: FTC Looking At Apple, Google Boards In Possible Antitrust Case
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Google And Apple Under Investigation For Anti-Trust Collusion
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: FTC Investigating Board Ties Between Apple, Google
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Researchers hijack botnet, score 56,000 passwords in an hour — The Torpig botnet was hijacked by the good guys for ten days earlier this year before its controllers issued an update and took the botnet back. During that time, however, researchers were able to gain a glimpse into the kind …
Discussion: iTnews Australia, eWeek, The Register and digg.com
Shaun Nichols / iTnews Australia: Researchers hijack Torpig botnet
Dan Goodin / The Register: Botnet hijacking reveals 70GB of stolen data
Lonnie Lazar / Cult of Mac:
Is THIS the New Apple Netbook??? — Cult of Mac received this image tonight from a trusted contributor - and we just had to share. — We have more images that will take time to process and details about the provenance of this device we must parse, so bear with us until all can be revealed.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, MobileContentToday, MacRumors and CrunchGear
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Is this the Apple Netbook? — Cult of Mac thinks so.
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: “Apple Netbook” Student Project Is a Pencil-Drawn Beauty
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Rumor I Want to be True: Cult of Mac Purported Apple Netbook Photo
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Apple netbook spied and photographed? (No.)
John Nack / John Nack on Adobe:
Some thoughts about the PSD format — Here's what I think people want to know: Is Photoshop's PSD format a goofy, antiquated piece of crap, and by extension is Photoshop slow, clumsy, and/or outdated? — No. (Read on for details.) — The questions arise because various Web sites1 …
Discussion: Imaging Insider
E Sapwater / Imaging Insider: Photoshop's PSD File Format
Wojtek Dabrowski / Reuters:
RIM plans next-gen Storm as it eyes untapped market — TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion is planning a next-generation version of its touchscreen BlackBerry Storm smartphone as part of a continuing push into the retail market, its co-CEO said on Monday.
Discussion: Electronista, PC World, Crave, CNET News, Engadget, NEWS.com.au, Unwired View, BerryReview.com, NEWSFACTOR, Electronic Pulp, Phone Scoop, MobileContentToday and Edible Apple
Stephen Lawson / PC World: BlackBerry Push API Goes After Consumers
Lance Whitney / CNET News: BlackBerry Curve outsells the iPhone 3G
Nilay Patel / Engadget: RIM CEO confirms a new Storm is brewing
Brad Molen / Unwired View: Storm 2 Confirmed by RIM CEO
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com: Balsillie Confirms BlackBerry Storm v2
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: RIM working on next-gen BlackBerry Storm to gain even more market share
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: RIM CEO Confirms Storm Sequel is in the Works
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Recommendation: RIM Next Generation BlackBerry Storm Should Have …
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Why BlackBerry's Lead Over the iPhone Won't Last
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Mania: Google Got Shut Down. Apple Rumors Heat Up. — Twitter! Whether you use it or not, or understand it or not, it's the hottest thing in Silicon Valley right now. It's brought up in every conversation. And no wonder - the service has exploded to somewhere north …
Owen Thomas / Gawker: Could Apple Buy Twitter?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
CrossLoop's Screen-Sharing App Comes To The Mac — After nearly five million downloads of its Windows PC client, CrossLoop brings its screen-sharing app and growing pro-am computer support community to the Mac (download here, for Intel Macs running OS X 10.4 or higher).
Discussion: VentureBeat and Digital Inspiration, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat: Computer help service CrossLoop comes to the Mac
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: Connect Mac to a Windows PC with CrossLoop
Sean Bradford / Neowin.net:
Exclusive: Windows 7 RC download goes live — The wait is over folks, Microsoft has published the download page for the Windows 7 RC. As we noted earlier, the download was scheduled to launch tomorrow and was to be available worldwide. Coming straight from the download page, here are Microsoft's notes for the release candidate:
Discussion: Beyond Binary, Thanks:rebelsean
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary: Windows 7 Release Candidate debuts early
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo and Microsoft Deal Progress “Meaningful"-Plus the Deal Team Rosters — Recently, BoomTown reported that talks between Microsoft and Yahoo had gotten “hot and heavy.” — That mood seems to be continuing, as many sources close to the situation on both sides said that the pair …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Tech Trader Daily
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Steve Ballmer Visits Silicon Valley, Yahoo Search Deal Rumors Buzz
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Microsoft And Yahoo: Is A Deal Getting Closer?
Web-to-TV Video Streaming Services Will Drive Nearly $3 Billion in Revenue by 2013 — The under-35 adult population in the US has already adopted Web-to-TV video capability, reports In-Stat http://www.in-stat.com. Over 40% of young adult US households view Internet video on the TV at least once per month.
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network, NewTeeVee, HipMojo.com and Podcasting News
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: TV Content Providers Finally Get It?
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Web-to-TV Streaming to Hit $2.9 Billion
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Why Content Will Beat Video Platforms
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Comcast Has To Worry About Hulu
Why Comcast Has To Worry About Hulu
Discussion: Ars Technica, fierceonlinevideo.com … and DSLreports
Andrew S. Ross / San Francisco Chronicle:
Obama riles high-tech exec over outsourcing — Carl Guardino usually comes across as an amenable, mild-mannered Silicon Valley executive. But not on Monday. Not when he watched President Obama promising to end overseas tax breaks for U.S. companies that “create a job in Bangalore, India …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Google Chrome on the Mac: what's the holdup? (UpdateD) — Want Google Chrome for Mac? You can have it - though note that there's plenty that's not actually, um, working just at the moment. It's odd how many months it's taking Google to do this port (and how the shine seems to have come off Chrome …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Chrome for the Mac: Still Waiting!
Jason Pontin / Technology Review:
A Manifesto — Newspapers and magazines won't vanish. But they must change. Here's how to save media. — Even a few years ago, Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele, those 18th-century London gallants and the founders of the Spectator, would have recognized the forms and modes of business …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Lorcan Dempsey's weblog
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: How to Save Print Publications
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
New Application Parental Controls to let Apple put adult content on iPhone — Apple will soon have an excuse to slang those controversial potty-mouth NIN apps to all of your kids. In version 3 of the iPhone and in iTunes 8.2 (image below) you can now select parental control for apps and choose the age of the iPhone owner.
Discussion: iLounge, Lockergnome Blog Network, Rolling Stone, Gizmodo, MediaPost, Technologizer, AppleInsider, MacRumors, InformationWeek and Engadget
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple rejects newspaper-reading app over content
Daniel Kreps / Rolling Stone: Trent Reznor Fights Apple Over NIN iPhone App Rejection
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Trent Reznor On App Store Hypocrisy, Mobile OSes
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: App For Arbitrary? Apple Rejects NIN
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Trent Reznor Dissed, Parental App Guard Needed
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: Apple Rejects Nine Inch Nails App
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Begins Heavily Promoting Mobile Services — Over the past day or so Facebook has begun heavily promoting their mobile services through ads on the site which all link to a new Facebook mobile landing page. They are trying to alert users to the robust set of mobile features …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Local Mobile Search
Rohan Seth / Google Mobile Blog:
Do more with Google Latitude! — When we launched Google Latitude a couple of months ago, we were flooded with feature suggestions. One frequent request was to allow you to share your location with even more people and not just your Latitude friends. Today, we're launching two applications that do just that!
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Latitude Now Lets You Publish Your Location To Gmail Chat And Your Blog
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: First Google Latitude Applications
Heaven Kim / Google LatLong: Sharing your location with Google Latitude
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Latitude Starts to Expand to Other Apps
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: Google launches apps for sharing Latitude location
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Widens Latitude
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Latitude Comes to More Locations: Google Talk and Your Blog
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Expands Latitude to Blogs, Web Sites, Gmail Chat
Dave Kansas / Wall Street Journal:
Why Tech Stocks Are on a Tear — The Dow Jones Industrial Average has bounced from its early March lows, but it remains down for the year. The past few weeks have shown the major market measures bickering about whether or not they should head higher or once again retreat.
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
HyperMac External Battery Gives MacBooks a 32 Hour Boost — A battery that provides 32 hours of continuous MacBook use? Now we're talkin'. Sound's great until you find out that the 222Wh Hypermac external charger costs a whopping $500. — On the plus side, Hypermac is offering …
Discussion: pitchengine.com, Permit/Deny, TUAW, Macworld, Obsessable, 9 to 5 Mac and techeblog.com
Mel Martin / TUAW: External battery packs for Mac laptops
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: New External battery helps MacBook Air last up to 32 hours.
Stephen Williams / Gadgetwise:
Consumer Reports Takes a Shine to Apple — Hitting for the cycle is a rare event in baseball, and rare as well in the pages of Consumer Reports. — So when you go three for three—as Apple has in the recent laptop computer-ratings issue—and score highly in other categories, it's worth at least a nod.
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors, Macworld, Ars Technica, Electronista, The Technology Chronicles, Macsimum News and Geek News Central
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: MacBooks sweep latest Consumer Reports scores
Dan Moren / Macworld: MacBooks sweep Consumer Reports laptop ratings
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Consumer Reports continues to dote on Apple's notebooks
Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles: Consumer Reports: Boomtime for cybercrime
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Macs do well in latest ‘Consumer Reports’ survey
Nolan Sanders / Geek News Central: Apple Going Cheap? Hopefully Cheaper.
Adam Hupp / Facebook Blog:
Live Updating the Stream — Since introducing the new home page, we've been working to make it easier for you to stay updated with your friends and connections. Your News Feed, in the center of your home page, offers you an updated stream of what's happening with them. Beginning today, that stream is going live.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, PC World, TechCrunch and Mashable!
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook: We're Doing It Live, Sort Of
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Facebook Inches Towards Real-Time
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Italy's Troubling View Of The Internet — For some unclear reason, this weekend there was a fair amount of press coverage of the fact that Italian officials are suing The Pirate Bay in court. This lawsuit has been ongoing, so there really isn't much new — other than the recent verdict in Sweden …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SMSGupShup (India's “Twitter") Grows To 20 million Users, $150,000/month Revenue — SMSGupShup, a Twitter-like service in India, is getting a ton of buzz over here in the U.S., too. In an interview with CEO Beerud Sheth now says the service now has 20 million users (and that's without …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla ponders policy change after Firefox extension battle — The NoScript Firefox extension faced a major backlash last week when users discovered that it was surreptitiously disrupting the operation of AdBlock Plus. The developers behind the two extensions turned the browser into a battleground as their conflict escalated.
Discussion: InformationWeek, yardley.ca, OStatic blogs, The Register, Technologizer, SEO BlackHat and digg.com
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: NoScript Developer Apologizes For Meddling With AdBlock
Sam Dean / OStatic blogs: Firefox Extension Kerfuffle Raises Question: How Much Freedom is Too Much?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: War of the Firefox Extension Developers
QuadsZilla / SEO BlackHat: Cheating and Confessing FTW