Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Kindle DX Offers 9.7 Inches of E-Ink for $489 — Amazon's new Kindle DX boasts a newspaper-friendly screen that's 2.5x bigger than the standard Kindle, but it's also got a few tricks of its own (new features in bold): — • 9.7-inch E-Ink screen (1200 x 824 with 16 shades of grey)
Discussion: Business Week, CNET News, eWeek, Fast Company, Gearlog, jkOnTheRun, Download Squad, Gawker, Ars Technica, Engadget, BetaNews, InformationWeek, GottaBeMobile.com, tinyComb and Electronista
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week: Amazon's Widescreen Kindle DX: Winners and Losers
Peter Glaskowsky / CNET News: Early analysis of Amazon's Kindle DX: E-news
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Amazon.com, Google Come to the Rescue of Newspapers, Journalism
Robert Fabricant / Fast Company: Kindle DX: Why Size Matters
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Does the Lack of an Amazon Patent Mean No Dual-Screen Kindle?
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Kindle DX Announced- Who Is It For Again?
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Amazon's Kindle DX now available for pre-order
John Timmer / Ars Technica: Amazon supersizes Kindle for textbooks, newspapers
Paul Miller / Engadget: Amazon Kindle DX first hands-on (with video!)
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Kindle DX debuts, signs up for fall classes
Michael Hickins / InformationWeek: New Thinking, Not Kindle, Will Save Newspapers
Xavier / GottaBeMobile.com: Amazon Kindle DX Roundup
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Kindle DX For Newspapers and Textbooks Announced
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Kindle Books Now A Shocking 35% Of Sales When Kindle Version Available — Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos dropped a bomb on the book industry while rolling out the big-screen Kindle this morning, Dan Frommer reports: — Kindle sales are now 35% of book sales when Kindle editions are available.
Discussion: TechCrunch, ContentBlogger and Contentinople
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: For Books Available On Kindle, Sales Are Now Tracking At 35 Percent Of Print Sales
R. Scott Raynovich / Contentinople: News Bits: Amazon Flaunts Its Big Kindle
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Kindle Lets Amazon Make a Lot From the Few — If you can make something and sell it to the masses, that can be a great business. But sometimes selling something to a much smaller group can also be quite lucrative, if you pick the right product for the right customers.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and New York Times
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Ballmer: We need to be more disruptive in search — PALO ALTO, Calif.—While trailing Google badly in search has lots of disadvantages, it also opens some doors, says Steve Ballmer. And, he said, it's time Microsoft starts walking through more of those doors.
Discussion: BoomTown, Beyond Search and Lockergnome Blog Network
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Liveblogging the Steverino (Ballmer) Show at Stanford
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Microsoft and Disruption in Search
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 and New iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release to Developers — Apple tonight seeded the fifth beta version of iPhone OS 3.0 (Build 7A312g) and a new version of the iTunes 8.2 pre-release to developers. As with the previous beta, iTunes 8.2 is required to install the latest iPhone 3.0 beta software.
Discussion: I4U News, Engadget, Gizmodo and MobileCrunch
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 released to Developers
Ross Miller / Engadget: iPhone OS 3.0 beta 5 now available
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 Is Out Now
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 out already
Duke Nukem Developer 3D Realms Shuts Down (Update 3) — Update 3: 3D Realms webmaster Joe Siegler has commented on the shut down, stating: “It's not a marketing thing. It's true. I have nothing further to say at this time.” — Siegler's post also reflects the unexpected nature of the situation …
Discussion: Technologizer, OhGizmo!, Tom's Hardware Guide, Kotaku, GameLife, CrunchGear, That VideoGame Blog, VG247, VentureBeat, Ars Technica, Joystiq, Destructoid and Slashdot
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Duke Nukem Forever No More?
Luke Anderson / OhGizmo!: Duke Nukem Forever Developer Closes Its Doors
Jane McEntegart / Tom's Hardware Guide: Report: Duke Nukem Developer Shuts Down
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: 3D Realms “Situation” Won't Affect Duke Nukem Trilogy, Apogee
Chris Kohler / GameLife: Report: Duke Nukem Developer Shuts Down
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Duke Nukem Never? 3D Realms shutting down
Chad George / That VideoGame Blog: Duke Nukem Never?
Patrick Garratt / VG247: 3DRealms closes, Take-Two keeps hold of Nukem
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Fear not! Duke Nukem Trilogy lives, but 3D Realms dies
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica: 3D Realms shutting down? The rumor mill goes crazy
Xav de Matos / Joystiq: ‘Duke Nukem’ dev 3D Realms has shut down [Update 3]
Hamza CTZ Aziz / Destructoid: Rumortoid: 3D Realms and Apogee have shut down [Update]
Samzenpus / Slashdot: Duke Nukem For Never
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google: We're good for journalism — Google is under attack for profiting from content produced by newspaper executives, magazine publishers, and The Associated Press, but the company's Marissa Mayer on Wednesday sought to convince the U.S. Senate that Google adds to journalism, too.
Discussion: Google Public Policy Blog, Between the Lines, Search Engine Land, PC Pro, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe and Dow Jones Newswires, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: Google to Congress: We can help news publishers - if they embrace opportunities
Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News: Dallas Morning News publisher among witnesses at U.S. Senate hearing …
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe: Newspaper champions vs. new media
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Dallas Morning News To Senate: Amazon Kindle Is Not A Business Model For Newspapers
Dallas Morning News To Senate: Amazon Kindle Is Not A Business Model For Newspapers
Discussion: contentSutra.com and Silicon Alley Insider
Bill Bulkeley / Digits:
Xerox Launches Revolutionary Color Printer — Many companies restrict the use of color printers because of high costs — up to eight cents a page, compared to a penny a page for black and white. Xerox hopes to loosen up the color pursestrings with a new $20,000 printer that is says will sharply cut those costs.
Discussion: The Technology Chronicles, VentureBeat, GigaOM and New York Times
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Xerox launches solid-ink printing in bid to shake up copier/printer market
Jose Fermoso / GigaOM: Xerox Aims for Cheap and Green With New Color Printer
Ashlee Vance / New York Times: New Inks Cut Costs of Office Color Printing
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
10 Reasons Apple Will Sell iPhone Via More U.S. Telcos — Sooner or later, Apple (APPL) is almost certain to offer versions of the iPhone through more U.S. carriers. While the relationship with AT&T (T) has served both sides well, the exclusive distribution arrangement is nearing an end …
Discussion: MacNN and AppleInsider
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Control Freaks: Hulu Now Blocks Anonymous Proxies Too — There are few web services hotter than Hulu these days. It's about to surge into the number two web video position (behind only YouTube) and it just signed a deal with Disney to give it even more great content. It's all great — if you live in the U.S.
Discussion: Geek News Central, NewTeeVee, Techgeist and Gizmodo
Jackson West / NewTeeVee: Hulu Blocks Hotspot Shield Users
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Hulu Gets Even Harder to Watch Outside of US
David Pogue / New York Times:
Wi-Fi to Go, No Cafe Needed — Someday, we'll tell our grandchildren how we had to drive around town looking for a coffee shop when we needed to get online, and they'll laugh their heads off. Every building in America has running water, electricity and ventilation; what's the holdup on universal wireless Internet?
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and Crave
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: NY Times Review of MiFi Cellular/Wi-Fi Gateway
Kent German / Crave: The gadget blog: Carry your Wi-Fi with the Verizon Mifi
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Cool changes coming to Twitter Search — Twitter Search is going to get a lot more interesting soon, I learned tonight from Twitter's new VP of Operations, Santosh Jayaram. Until recently, Jayaram was VP of Search Quality for Google. — Speaking (with LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue) …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
RIAA: “we have no choice” but to file more named lawsuits — The RIAA said it would file no more “new” lawsuits against individual file-swappers, but it filed more such lawsuits in April. How to explain the apparent contradiction? By defining “new” in a particular way.
Discussion: Geek News Central, Techgeist, TechSpot, p2pnet and Epicenter
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: RIAA's Reneg Might Not Be a Bad Thing
Justin Mann / TechSpot: RIAA rescinds on no more lawsuits promise
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Nothing to See Here: RIAA Lawsuits Continue
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Sorry Apple, Biz Stone says Twitter's not for sale — Making a TV appearance today, Twitter co-founder tries to dispel buyout rumors — Computerworld) Twitter Inc. co-founder Biz Stone said today the company is not for sale despite reports that Apple Inc. is in late-stage negotiations to buy the microblogging site.
Discussion: Technologizer, paidContent.org, TECH.BLORGE.com, I4U News, Epicenter, The SiliconANGLE, Apple 2.0 and BoomTown
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: What if Apple Did Buy Twitter? Ten (Un)likely Scenarios
Rory Maher / paidContent.org: Why $700 Million Is Too Much For Twitter
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: Twitter: “We are not for sale” - So back off, Apple
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple NOT Buying Twitter, Says Twitter Co-Founder.
John C Abell / Epicenter: Twitter Not For Sale: Biz Stone
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Biz Stone: “We're not for sale.”
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: What Apple has bought, and what it hasn't — Two lists crossed …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: The AppleTwitter-Equals-iBrangelina Experiment*
Jonathan Matus / Google Mobile Blog:
YouTube uploads and more now available on Android — If there is one thing I've always wanted, that is to be able to record and share special moments in my life, anytime, anywhere. Needless to say, I am quite excited that I can now pick up my Android-powered phone, start recording videos left …
Discussion: Android Phone Fans, TheNextWeb.com, InformationWeek, PhoneNews.com, Mashable!, Code Android Singapore, jkOnTheRun and Phone Scoop
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Sharing Videos Made Easy For Android 1.5
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Native YouTube Uploader Now Part Of Android
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Android 1.5 Enables Video and Voice Search Functionality (Updated)
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google Android Now Supports Video Uploads to YouTube
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: T-Mobile G1 Owners To Get Cupcake Next Week
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Android to Have Built-In YouTube Uploader
Genevieve Carbery / The Irish Times:
Student's Wikipedia hoax quote used worldwide in newspaper obituaries — A WIKIPEDIA hoax by a 22-year-old Dublin student resulted in a fake quote being published in newspaper obituaries around the world. — The quote was attributed to French composer Maurice Jarre who died at the end of March.
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
URL Shortening Wars: Twitter Ditches TinyURL For bit.ly — Sharing links on Twitter can be quite a pain when you need to input a web address that consumes most of the space you have at your disposal for your micro-message. The startup realized that quickly and automatically started shortening long URLs …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Hitwise Intelligence, Shooting at Bubbles, ReadWriteWeb and Silicon Alley Insider
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Why Twitter shouldn't sell
Heather Dougherty / Hitwise Intelligence: Twitter Switches Up Shorter URLs
Steven Hodson / Shooting at Bubbles: Twitter Corral ...some humor among silliness
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Crowns Bit.ly As The King of Short Links; Here's What It Means
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter Switches From TinyURL To Bit.ly
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
AMD Merges Chip and Graphics Businesses — Three years after buying ATI for $5.4 billion, AMD is finally merging its processor and graphics businesses in a reorganization that will create four operating units. The goal is to not only help internal development of products and platforms …
Discussion: Inquirer, The Register, VentureBeat, CNET News, Engadget and SiliconBeat
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer: AMD and ATI officially merge
Austin Modine / The Register: AMD merges processor and graphics biz
Steven Musil / CNET News: AMD reorg merges microprocessor, graphics units
Ross Miller / Engadget: AMD reorganizes, ATI now fully assimilated
Steve Johnson / SiliconBeat: Advanced Micro Devices restructures its operations
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp: The Economy is Rough, but “The Worst Is Over” — For the past year or so, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has been a consistent voice of pessimism, and he forecast an ugly economy before his big-media peers did. — And now he's more upbeat than his fellow media CEOs. Here's his opening salvo:
Discussion: Business Wire, Between the Lines, paidContent.org and Tech Trader Daily
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Rupert Murdoch: Worst over; MySpace exec changes will regain momentum
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
No Mob Wars Here: WonderHill Nabs $7 Million To Build Wholesome Casual Games — It's quickly becoming clear that social gaming is a goldmine. Zynga is reportedly making as much as nine figures in revenues, and as users become more accustomed to microtransactions, these figures are poised to grow even more.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: WonderHill raises $7 million for online casual games company
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Netbook phenomenon caught Intel by surprise — SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The popularity of the Netbook caught Intel by surprise—more than once. — Shipments of this category of inexpensive, ultra-light, handy laptops are set to hit at least 20 million units this year, about twice the number shipped in 2008, according to IDC.
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Government Still Blocking Information on Secret IP Enforcement Treaty — Washington, D.C. - Two public interest groups today called on the government to stop blocking the release of information about a secret intellectual property trade agreement with broad implications for privacy and innovation around the world.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
US air traffic faces ‘serious harm’ from cyber attackers — When. Not if — Free whitepaper - Seven tips for profiting from lean times with CRM — The United States' air traffic control system is vulnerable to serious cyber attack, according to a watchdog report that detailed several …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal: FAA's Air-Traffic Computer Systems Penetrated by Hackers
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Virgin Media Trials 200 Mbps Service — It's only a pilot program, but UK broadband provider Virgin Media said today it's begun testing a 200 Mbps broadband service with 100 lucky people in Ashford in Kent, a town in Southeast England. Virgin will use DOCSIS 3.0 technology to offer the speeds …
Discussion: Virgin Media, Electronista, Mobilewhack.com and Engadget HD
Ty McMahan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Busted IPO Market Presents Opportunity For Some VCs — A closed-off IPO market is allowing some later-stage venture capital firms to buy into private companies that in past years might already be public. — Such is the case for Battery Ventures and Scale Venture Partners …
Discussion: TechCrunch, cms.ibj.com, TechFlash and exacttarget.com
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Despite Recession, ExactTarget Raises A Whopping $70 Million For Marketing Software
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Ning's one million networks get their own applications — Create-your-own-social-network provider Ning has offered a developer platform for years — users across its one million social networks could add simple music players, slideshow applications and more.
Discussion: Mashable!, Computerworld Blogs, TechCrunch and The Social, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Ning's Social Networks Get Their Own App Platform
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Ning opens up more to developers
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
10-Q Watch: No Earnout For Club Penguin Founders In '08; Still Have Shot At $175 Million — When the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) acquired popular virtual world Club Penguin in August 2007, the company was upfront about the cost: $350 million in cash at the time with the possibility of another $350 million.
Matthew Ogle / Last.fm:
Last.fm Visual Radio — I'm happy to announce a new and improved version of Last.fm radio on the web. — We've been cooking this one in the Last.fm labs for a while now and thought it was time for you to have a play, discover some new music and new features, and let us know what you think.
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner, ReadWriteWeb, Lifehacker, Download Squad, Epicenter, paidContent and Guardian
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Last.fm Launches New Online Radio Player: Adds Combo Stations and Slideshows
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Last.fm Launches Visual Radio to Entertain Listeners, Woo Advertisers
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Last.fm Tries Video Advertising With New Player
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Last.fm sexes up its radio player