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: BetaNews, CNET News, eWeek, Boy Genius Report, GadgetLab, 9 to 5 Mac, ChannelWeb, Silicon Alley Insider, Switched, ITworld.com, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, TeleRead, Ian Bogost, Gearlog, GottaBeMobile.com, Obsessable, jkOnTheRun, I4U News, Maximum PC all, Business Week, Electricpig.co.uk, Edible Apple, Electronista and Neowin.net
Angela Gunn / BetaNews: Amazon expected to preview large-format Kindle
David Carnoy / CNET News: Photos, details leaked on expected Kindle
Charlie Sorrel / GadgetLab: Textbook Error: Large-Screen Kindle Photos Leaked
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: New Kindle DX spotted
Chad Berndtson / ChannelWeb: It's Called Kindle DX: More On Amazon's New Kindle
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Spy Photos Of The New Widescreen Amazon Kindle
David Rothman / TeleRead: 9.7-inch screen, built-in PDF reader and annotation goodies …
Brian Heater / Gearlog: New Kindle Gets Pictures, Specs, Name
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: That Larger Amazon Kindle is Going to Be Used for Textbooks
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Leaked shots of new larger Kindle with 9.7-inch screen?
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: New Kindle Details Emerge- Built For Textbooks
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Amazon Kindle DX is new Kindle 3?
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC all: Leaked Slide Gives Sneak Peak at Big Kindle
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week: Amazon's Kindle Is Off to College
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: Lunchtime Lowdown: Amazon Kindle DX, Apple Twitter buy out rumours …
Gautham V. V. / Neowin.net: New Kindle to feature a 9.7 inch screen
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The big Kindle: Pondering Wi-Fi; Netbooks; Market implications — The speculation-o-meter is running wild ahead of Amazon's roll-out of its large-screen Kindle Wednesday, but there are more than a few loose-ends to tie up. — First, the latest. Engadget reports that the latest Kindle will have a 9.7-inch display.
Discussion: Open Source, Tech Central, blogs.telegraph.co.uk …, Chronicle of Higher Education and Tech Broiler
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: All ebook readers must tear down this wall
Nigel Kendall / Tech Central: US to get another new Kindle?
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk blog listings: Amazon's Kindle won't save newspapers and it's not meant to
Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler: Mr. Bezos, Tear Down This Wall
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Leaked! Images of Large Screen Kindle ‘DX’ — Yesterday we found out a bigger screen Kindle is coming on Wednesday, today pictures and details regarding the new Kindle DX have surfaced. Amazon's new e-book reader will have a 9.7-inch display and sports new features such as a built-in PDF reader.
Discussion: Imaging Insider
E Sapwater / Imaging Insider: The Big Daddy Kindle
Tristan Louis / The TNL.net weblog:
Is Ownership Passé? — The upcoming release …
Is Ownership Passé? — The upcoming release …
Discussion: Doc Searls Weblog and Electricpig.co.uk
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 …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple to acquire Twitter? [Update: Electronic Arts too?]
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Why Apple Won't Buy Twitter
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple buying Twitter? Everythingpoints to ‘absolutely not’
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Apple buying Twitter - but why sell now?
Mark Evans / Twitterrati: Apple on the Prowl for Twitter??
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ignore the Twitter Buyout Rumors: Here's the Facts in Five Beyoncé-Madonna-Approved Steps — Was it more than a month ago that the Google was rumored to be in “late-stage negotiations to acquire Twitter”? — Not so much late-stage, I guess, with a gestation period that seems interminable …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Internetnews Blog, MacNN, The Register, bub.blicio.us, The Flack and Edible Apple
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple, Microsoft, Google And News Corp Are All Sniffing Around Twitter
Kenneth Corbin / Internetnews Blog: Apple-Twitter acquisition lunacy
John Oates / The Register: Apple buying Twitter!
Briansolis / bub.blicio.us: Rumor: Apple to Take a Bite Out of Twitter?
Peter Himler / The Flack: Apple Inc: No Comment
Owen Thomas / Gawker:
Could Apple Buy Twitter?
Could Apple Buy Twitter?
R. Scott Raynovich / Contentinople: News Bits: Could Apple Buy Twitter?
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com: Why Apple-Twitter rumours don't stack up
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Apple To Buy Twitter? And Electronic Arts?
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Apple + Twitter = A Better Combination Than You Might Think
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: Apple in talks to buy Twitter for 700m
Shane McGlaun / I4U News: Apple Reportedly Buying Twitter
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: Apple buying Twitter?
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Apple Buying Twitter? The Rumors Get Weirder
Jason Stamper / Jason Stamper's Blog: Apple to buy Twitter? Shiver me timbers
Sean Percival / lalawag: Apple to Buy Twitter?
Ian Williams / Silicon Valley Sleuth: Apple set to buy Twitter?
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
What to expect from Windows 7 — It feels odd to be writing a review of Windows 7 this early. Normally, software reviews don't make sense until the code is officially released and you have to make a buying decision: upgrade, pass, or buy a new PC with the new OS.
Discussion: Technologizer, Obsessable, Ed Bott's Windows Expertise and GottaBeMobile.com
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Windows 7 Release Candidate: The Technologizer FAQ
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Microsoft Windows 7 — Currently available for download …
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Windows 7 Release Candidate Now Available to All Comers
Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Windows 7 Fail — Windows 7 RC is out today. — This is great news. — Because surely by now they've fixed Windows Explorer. — You see, in Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista, Explorer used to Hide extensions for known file types. And virus writers used this “feature” …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0, Microsoft TechNet and Beyond Binary
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Windows 7 still allows unsafe files to be disguised as safe files
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary: Windows 7 Release Candidate debuts early
Sean Bradford / Neowin.net:
Exclusive: Windows 7 RC download goes live
Exclusive: Windows 7 RC download goes live
Discussion: The Windows Blog and eWeek, Thanks:rebelsean
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is here!
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Windows 7 Release Candidate Launches
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft continues layoff plan, eliminates thousands more jobs — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this morning informed employees that the company will be cutting more jobs — going forward with the second phase of its previously announced plan to eliminate up to 5,000 positions by June 2010.
Discussion: CNET News, Silicon Alley Insider, Mini-Microsoft, All about Microsoft and MediaMemo, Thanks:ericengleman
Ina Fried / CNET News: Ballmer on Microsoft's new layoffs notices
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Layoffs Today
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft: Microsoft Layoffs - Cinco de Fire-O
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Wave 2 of announced layoffs hits Microsoft
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ballmer's layoff mail to the troops fails to rule out more cuts — On May 5, Microsoft began the second round of job cuts it announced it would make back in January. — Here's the full text of the e-mail that CEO Steve Ballmer sent to Microsoft employees notifying them of today's actions.
Discussion: Microsoft Pri0, eWeek, Between the Lines and TG Daily
Sharon Chan / Microsoft Pri0: More layoffs at Microsoft today, says company e-mail from Steve Ballmer
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Announces Round Two of Layoffs
Erik Palm / Webware.com:
Google launches stand-alone contacts manager — Google has launched a contacts manager that users of services like Google Docs, Picasa, and Calendar can use, without having to be a Gmail users. — Aimed at letting users share contacts more easily between different services, Google Contacts works like any other contacts function.
Discussion: bub.blicio.us, Mashable! and Lifehacker
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: Google Adds Standalone Contact Manager
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Sets Contacts Free
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Google Contacts Open to Non-Gmail Users
Code Android Singapore:
Leaked Image of G3 aka HTC Hero Surfaced — An anonymous reader sent us these photos of the G3, aka as the HTC Hero, that will be released probably in Q3 this year. This device look very similar to the HTC Magic in terms of the form factor and possibly slightly slimmer …
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Images of the Android-powered HTC Hero emerge
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: HTC Hero Pictures Leak (T-Mobile G3?)
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Rumor: First HTC Hero Spy Photo!
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HTC Hero next-gen Android smartphone escapes
Casey Chan / Android Central: HTC Hero Spotted In The Wild
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: HTC Hero live pics leaked
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: Tech Check with Jim Goldman, ZDNet Government, Gadgetell, DailyTech, Digital Daily, Company Town, The iPhone Blog, TheAppleBlog, TechSpot, Apple 2.0, Network World, Search Engine Land, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, iLounge, Engadget, CNET News, Tech Trader Daily, The Register, p2pnet, Guardian, Neowin.net, The Mac Observer, AppleInsider, Computerworld Blogs, Electronista, Gawker, Macworld, MacNN and John Battelle's Searchblog
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: FTC investigating Google-Apple ties
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: FTC investigating Apple/Google relations
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: FTC Launches Inquiry into Apple/Google Ties
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Time to Give Up That Apple Board Seat, Eric
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix—Tuesday May 5
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: FTC Investigating Apple and Google Antitrust Issues
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: FTC May Force End to Google-Apple Love Affair
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Overlapping board members at Apple and Google lead to antitrust inquiry
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Antitrust inquiry: How Apple and Google compete
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Yet Another Anti-Trust Inquiry For Google (& Apple)
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Government is Going Through the Motions with Google/Apple Antitrust Inquiry
Charles Starrett / iLounge: FTC investigates Apple, Google ties
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Report: FTC eyes Apple, Google board relationship
John Oates / The Register: Apple and Google fingered in monopoly probe
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: US regulators question links between Google and Apple
Jeff Gamet / The Mac Observer: FTC Launches Probe into Apple, Google Ties
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: FTC investigating antitrust ties between Apple, Google
Seth H. Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs: FTC investigating Apple and Google for monopoly ties
Owen Thomas / Gawker: Uh Oh, Google's in More Antitrust Trouble!
Jonathan Seff / Macworld: Report: FTC probing Apple/Google ties
Why the FTC Probe into Google and Apple Won't Matter — Brennon Slattery — Yesterday the FTC declared it was investigating a potential antitrust violation between Google and Apple. The investigation is based on a 95-year-old law that prohibits a person's presence on the board …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Wall Street Journal
David Talbot / Technology Review:
Wolfram Alpha and Google Face Off — Our exclusive test shows how the two Web engines compare when given the same queries. — Last week, as physicist Stephen Wolfram was demonstrating his new Web-based “computation engine”—Wolfram Alpha—to the public, Google announced a data-centric service of its own.
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Noisy Channel and Memex 1.1
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Wolfman vs. Googzilla
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Apple's FileMaker division launches Bento personal assistant iPhone app — In a rare move, one of Apple's own divisions is launching an app for the iPhone. — Apple's FileMaker is publishing its Bento personal database app today for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Macworld and Gizmodo
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: FileMaker makes mobile databases easy with Bento for iPhone
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld: FileMaker debuts Bento for iPhone
Andi Wang / Gizmodo: FileMaker's Bento iPhone Application
John Cook / TechFlash:
Foundry Group, Allen's Vulcan inject $6.75 million into Gist — Anyone who feels overwhelmed with email, blog posts, Twitter messages and Facebook updates will understand the business problem being addressed by Gist. The year-old Seattle startup company, which today is announcing $6.75 million …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CenterNetworks, Foundry Group, Seth Levine's VC Adventure and PE Hub Blog
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Gist Adds $6.75 Million Series A VC Funding
Seth Levine / Seth Levine's VC Adventure: Foundry Group Invests in Gist
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
P2P bill could regulate Web browsers, FTP clients — news analysis The U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to examine a bill that would force peer-to-peer applications to provide specific notice to consumers that their files might be shared.
Discussion: Electronista and thomas.loc.gov
Stephen Lawson / Macworld:
iPass aims for mobile cloud service platform — iPass has staked its claim to most laptop and smartphone platforms with the introduction of enterprise iPhone and Nokia S60 clients on Tuesday, but the mobile network aggregator now aims to become a platform for other vendors' services.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Will Oremus / Mercury News:
Facebook to vacate downtown Palo Alto in May 14 move — Facebook's long-planned move to new headquarters in the Stanford Research Park will begin May 14, the company said Monday. — The social networking firm's new home will bring together all of its more than 850 local employees …
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Report: Water-Damaged iPhones Now Swappable — Careless iPhone owners who have flipped their handset into a swimming pool-or glass of beer-can now reportedly save themselves the expense of purchasing a new handset under a new Apple store policy allowing the replacement of a liquid-damaged handset for $199.
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple to replace water-damaged iPhones
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple replacing water-damaged iPhone, 3G for $199
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Vudu Goes Box-free for Entone — “Over the top” video services carry the implication of going behind the backs of existing television operators. But two of the (admittedly smaller) players in IPTV and web-delivered video on demand are teaming up to give us a glance of what a united future could look like.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and CrunchGear
Arn / MacRumors Page 2:
Apple Looking to Takeover Electronic Arts? — TheStreet's David Tong relays that FastMoney's Guy Adami claims that there is “chatter” that Apple is eyeing an Electronic Arts takeover. — Adami noted that there is chatter that Apple (AAPL Quote) is eyeing Electronic Arts(ERTS Quote) as a takeover target.
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq, VG247, GamesIndustry.biz, Edge Online, Gearlog and TheStreet.com
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Apple Eyeing Electronic Arts Takeover?
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Analyst rabble-rousing: ‘Chatter’ suggests Apple eyeing EA takeover
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Report: Apple eyeing EA buyout
Tom Ivan / Edge Online: Apple Signals Gaming Ambitions
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Apple Reportedly Looking to Buy EA. Hmmmmm.
David Tong / TheStreet.com: ‘Fast Money’ Recap: Does the Rally Have Legs?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Why Hasn't Google Cleared, Fired Or Suspended Accused AdWords Employee? — Google takes plenty of well-publicized heat for things it hasn't really done or concerns that get hyped. But in the case of one of its AdWords employees being accused of bypassing AdWords policies for his own benefit …
Naomi Alderman / Guardian:
If you can't buy it legally, then ofcourse you'll download it — Staggered film releases no longer work in a global economy and are to blame for the rise of pirate websites — As someone who produces copyrighted content, I suppose I should be cheering at the Pirate Bay verdict.
Discussion: WatchingTV Online