Jim / craigslist blog:
An Apology Is In Order — Dear South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, — Two days ago you accused craigslist, and me personally, of engaging in criminal acts, reiterating your previous threat to file unwarranted and unconstitutional charges against us that are clearly barred by federal law.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Craigslist CEO: South Carolina AG's antics ‘simply beyond the pale’
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles: Craiglist CEO waiting for an apology
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits: Craigslist and S.C. Attorney General Step Up Rhetoric
Austin Modine / The Register: Craigslist boss wants apology for ‘erotic services’ attack
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Wanted: apology from South Carolina AG to craigslist
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Craigslist CEO demands apology
Adam Rosenberg / PolicyBeta: Craigslist Fights Back! — So, South Carolina Attorney General …
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Craigslist Chief Demands Apology from South Carolina AG
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog: Our CEO Tells It Like It Is
Michelle Kessler / Technology Live: Craigslist CEO demands an apology
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Craigslist to South Carolina: Why Us?
Jon Skillings / CNET News: So. Carolina eyes ‘criminal investigation’ of Craigslist
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Craigslist Eliminates Erotic Service Ads
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stand Firm Craig (and Jim) — South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is giving even the normally sleazy Attorney General title a bad name. This is an office that has little to do with protecting the public and everything to do with making high profile attacks on targets that will generate a lot of positive press.
Discussion: Techdirt, BloggingStocks, BuzzMachine, techPresident and eWeek
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Why Are AGs Targeting Craigslist Rather Than Newspapers Or Other Websites?
Zac Bissonnette / BloggingStocks: Craigslist says it's unfairly targeted — and it's right
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: The craigslist (read: internet) witchhunt
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Craigslist Targeted by South Carolina Attorney General
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Craigslist CEO wants apology from South Carolina AG
Craigslist CEO wants apology from South Carolina AG
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and craigslist blog
Michael W. Jones / TECH.BLORGE.com: Craigslist sex ads draw more heat
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Cheaper iPhone Plans from AT&T? — AT&T may offer lower-cost data plans for iPhones, which would attract new subscribers and force smartphone rivals to cut prices, too — Victor Lin wants an iPhone, but he's put off by the price. The smartphone costs at least $199 up front …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Cheaper iPhone Data Plans? Yes, Please!
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: ATandT to Lower Cost of iPhone Data Plan, Reports Say
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Report: AT&T may offer limited iPhone data plan
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Businessweek: AT&T lowering iPhone costs
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: iPhone Could Get Cheaper Data Plan
Robert Evans / I4U News: Rumor: $20 iPhone Data Plan Possible.
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Will you finally be able to satisfy your iPhone lust?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: AT&T to Offer Data-Capped $20 iPhone Plan? $99 iPhones? Pre-Paid iPhones?
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumor: AT&T May be Looking into $20/Month Limited Data Plan for iPhone
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: AT&T mulls cheaper iPhone data plans
Nilay Patel / Engadget Mobile: AT&T considering cheaper iPhone plans?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: AT&T pondering lower-cost iPhone data plans?
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Repeat: AT&T may introduce $20 limited iPhone data plan — With next-generation iPhone hardware and software around the corner, a new report is adding to claims that AT&T is mulling changes to its iPhone monthly service and data plans that could reduce the cost of owning an iPhone and help Apple grow its share of the smartphone market.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Tech Trader Daily, DSLreports, The Apple Core, tinyComb and digg.com
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Rumor: AT&T mulling cheaper iPhone rate plans
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: iPhone Monthly Data Plan Price Drop Coming Soon
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launches OpenID Support - Users Can Now Login With Gmail Accounts — Last month, Facebook announced that users would soon be able to login to the site via OpenID. Today, Facebook has officially become an OpenID relying party: users can now register for Facebook using their Gmail accounts …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News, All Facebook, Mashable!, Between the Lines and TheNextWeb.com
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Becomes Largest OpenID Relying Party
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: OpenID comes to Facebook, at last
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook's OpenID Goes Live
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook Embraces OpenID; Login With Gmail
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Facebook plays OpenID relay (with Gmail)
Luke Shepard / Facebook Developers:
Facebook Supports OpenID for Automatic Login
Facebook Supports OpenID for Automatic Login
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: The Dam Just Broke: Facebook Opens Up to OpenID
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Peter Thiel On Valleywag; It's the “Silicon Valley Equivalent of Al Qaeda” — Peter Thiel is known for many things, from his hedge fund, Clarium Capital, to his venture capital firm, Founders Fund, to his role as the original CEO of PayPal — whose 2002 sale to eBay famously netted Thiel, then 34, roughly $60 million.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Gawker and Venture Capital Dispatch, Thanks:atul
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Peter Thiel Says Valleywag Is ‘Silicon Valley Equivalent Of Al Qaeda’
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: Government's Pathetic Attempt At Venture Capital
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Search Engine Wolfram Alpha Launches With Big Dreams And No Chance — Another next-generation search engine launches. It looks more differentiated than the much-ado-about-nothing known as Cuil, but that's not saying much. — Our prediction: Wolfram Alpha (terrible name) …
Andy Jordan / Digits: The Geek's Search Engine?
Phil Muncaster / iTnews Australia: Wolfram Alpha launches to mixed reviews
Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat: Wolfram Alpha: Clever, But for What?
John Ozimek / The Register: Taking a first bite out of Wolfram|Alpha
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Wolfram Alpha stumped by cricket
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Wolfram-Alpha Isn't the Future of Search, It's Much More
Nigel Kendall / Tech Central: WolframAlpha: already out of date?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's Mac Decline Could Be Worse This Quarter — Updated with NPD Group estimates for Apple's April Mac shipments. — Apple (AAPL) could face its second straight quarter of year-over-year declines in its Mac business. (And only its second negative quarter since 2003.)
Discussion: CNET News, Apple 2.0 and Macsimum News
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Mac, iPod retail sales dip in April
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: iPod sales headed for their first decline - analyst
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Napster relaunching, again: $5 per month streaming plus five free downloads — Like subscription music services? You know, like Microsoft's Zune Pass where you pay $14.99 monthly and keep up to 10 tracks each month forever. Sure, renting music at $180 per year can be a drag for those stuck …
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Napster: Buy MP3s, get free streams
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Napster will slash its subscription fees
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Best Buy's new Napster: Five bucks, five downloads per month, won't stream to iPhone
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: Napster Slashes Unlimited Streaming Pricing
Dan Moren / Macworld: Napster to launch new music subscription plan
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Napster Takes On Zune Pass With a Slightly Better Deal
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Napster Relaunches, Again
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Napster rises from grave
Steve O'Hear / last100: Napster tries again, unlimited streaming and five downloads for $5 per-month
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Napster making another comeback, $5 per month
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Napster gets attractive in a $5-a-month kind of way
Amazon Web Services Blog:
New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch — We are working to make it even easier for you to build sophisticated, scalable, and robust web applications using AWS. As soon as you launch some EC2 instances, you want visibility into resource utilization and overall performance.
As Gray Lady / The Register: Amazon teaches cloud self-growth trick
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek: Amazon Enhances Cloud Scalability, Management of EC2
E Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon adds cloud controls
Chris Kanaracus / ITworld.com: Amazon beefs up EC2 with new enterprise-appealing tools
Toby Wolpe / CNET News: Amazon offers more cloud control
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt's Commencement Address At Carnegie Mellon (Video) — Here's Google CEO Eric Schmidt's commencement address at Carnegie Mellon's 112th commencement ceremony, held yesterday. (Via @CarnegieMellon) — Schmidt's talk to the audience, which he refers to as the ‘Facebook and Google generation’ …
Discussion: Pulse2, Between the Lines, tinyComb and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Eric Schmidt Gives Commencement Speech At Carnegie Mellon
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google chief Eric Schmidt's Carnegie Mellon commencement speech (video)
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Google CEO Speaks Out
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Stanford's free iPhone course hits 1 million downloads — Stanford University on Monday said its free iPhone Application Programming course has been downloaded more than 1 million times since being uploaded to Apple's iTunes U—a learning-focused area of iTunes—seven weeks ago.
Discussion: AppleInsider and The Technology Chronicles
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Free Stanford iPhone dev podcasts downloaded 1 million times
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
Nokia N97 For North America Arriving June 2nd — I told you a couple days ago the Nokia N97 NAM was coming soon, but I wasn't sure of the exact date. Well, Nokia just notified one of their major North American distributors of the estimated shipping date: June 2nd, 2009! How accurate are we?
Discussion: CNET News, jkOnTheRun, Gearlog, InformationWeek, Newlaunches.com, Unwired View, Electronista, GPS Obsessed and CrunchGear
Bonnie Cha / CNET News: Rumor: Nokia N97 NAM to launch June 2
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Nokia N97 Arriving on June 2nd?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Nokia N97 Coming in June
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Nokia's N97 To Drop June 2: Report
Brad Molen / Unwired View: Nokia N97 NAM Coming on June 2?
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Nokia N97 NAM hitting NAM for $699
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Mint.com May Begin Selling Access to Anonymous Consumer Data — Mint Software Inc., an online service that helps consumers track every dime they spend, has a goal for its own pocketbook: boosting sales as much as 10-fold this year. — To fuel revenue, the company may start charging …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Silicon Alley Insider
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Report: Mint Considers Selling Anonymized Data from Its Users
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Report: Palm Pre launching first week of June — Sprint Nextel will launch the Palm Pre in the first week of June, according to a report in the New York Times. — The report, citing unnamed people briefed on the matter, indicated that a battle between top smartphones …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Cellphone Makers Hope for a Blockbuster Summer
Cellphone Makers Hope for a Blockbuster Summer
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Palm Pre On Track For Early June Launch, Analyst Says
Matt Richtel / Bits: Sprint Predicts That the Pre Will Be Big
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Mix: Steampunk mini, touch robot, Pre launch, Deer Hunter 3D
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: New York Times: Palm Pre to launch in the first week of June
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Palm, Apple, Nokia, Others Launching Back-To-Back Iconic Phones This Summer
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Palm Pre To Launch First Week Of June: Report
Robert Evans / I4U News: Palm Pre: Coming out June 5-7.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Palm Pre Release Date- First Week of June?
Tony Peric / Your Source for all things Pre: N.Y. Times Reports Palm Pre to Launch First Week of June.
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Palm Pre To Be Sold At Wal-Mart, No Longer Best Buy Exclusive?
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Palm Pre to Launch First Week of June
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Exclusive: Apple Is Building a New Helpdesk Operation: New Product, Or Growing Popularity? — Apple appears to be building a large, distributed helpdesk operation, either in anticipation of a major new product, or simply to sustain the company's growing popularity.
Discussion: TheAppleBlog and Softpedia News
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Work From Home: Field Apple Tech Support Calls
Ian Deitch / Associated Press:
Israeli intelligence issues Facebook warning — Israel's internal intelligence service urged the public Monday to exercise caution when using Facebook, saying Arabs are trying to recruit spies on the popular social networking site. — The Shin Bet security agency warned Israelis …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Harvard prof tells judge that P2P filesharing is “fair use” — Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson is headed to federal court this summer to defend an accused file-swapper, and he plans to mount a novel defense: P2P sharing is simply “fair use.” — Wholesale copying of music on P2P networks is fair use.
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Buy an app via Windows Marketplace, share with four friends or family members — Microsoft readies challenge to rivals in mobile apps market — Computerworld - In a potentially market-changing move, Microsoft Corp. plans to let customers of its upcoming Windows Marketplace …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CrunchGear, WMExperts, AppScout, The Register, WMPoweruser.com and FierceMobileContent
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Yahoo Mobile Abandons Its Smartphone App To Focus On The iPhone
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Purchase an app in the Windows Marketplace, put it on five phones
Sascha Segan / AppScout: Windows Mobile 6.5 Is Ready, Microsoft Says
Teddy Wayne / New York Times:
Social Networks Eclipse E-Mail — Alongside the explosive growth of online video over the last six years, time spent on social networks surpassed that for e-mail for the first time in February, signaling a paradigm shift in consumer engagement with the Internet.
Discussion: Internet Evolution
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Email Loses Ground to Social Nets
Series of YouTube videos show off Apple's Snow Leopard — A YouTube user going by the name ‘LeopardOctober’ has recently posted over a half dozen videos taken from recent pre-release builds of Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system, showing off everything from QuickLook movie playback to the new QuickTime X interface.
Discussion: Macworld, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, Ubergizmo and TUAW
Dan Moren / Macworld: Purported Snow Leopard videos surface on YouTube
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Snow Leopard Screenshots posted on MacMagazine.br
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Alleged Snow Leopard screenshots and video
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Twitter Proves Its Worth as a Killer App for Local Businesses — New Orleans Pizza Joint, Chicago Yogurt Chain See Results From Promos on Microblogging Service — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — All those brands trying to figure the ROI of Twitter? They might do well to follow the lead of the local pizza joint.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, broadstuff and CNET News
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter as next Universal Business Panacea ?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: When Twitter met food trucks
HTC Magic vs. Samsung I7500 — Here're the HTC Magic (left) and the Samsung I7500 (right) side by side. The I7500 looks slightly larger than the Magic, but that's because my hand was slightly closer to the camera. Also, the screen on the I7500 appears dimmer due to an early firmware issue …
Discussion: Electronista, Android Phone Fans and SlashGear
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Samsung i7500 vs. HTC Magic
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Samsung I7500 versus HTC Magic photoset
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Apple Begins Stress Testing Push Notification Servers — And so it begins. With WWDC and presumably the release of iPhone OS 3.0 just around the corner, Apple has deemed it time to begin stress-testing their Push Notification servers. We just received a letter from a (very) trusted source …
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors and Engadget
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Apple begins stress testing iPhone 3.0 push notifications
McAfee, Symantec eye iPhone products — BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - McAfee Inc said its business improved in May from April and, like larger rival Symantec Corp, the security software maker is developing products for Apple Inc's popular iPhone. — McAfee Chief Executive Dave DeWalt …
Discussion: CNET News, 9 to 5 Mac, iLounge and Macsimum News
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Symantec, McAfee target iPhone for new products
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: McAfee and Symantec making iPhone Virus/Security software?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: McAfee, Symantec developing for iPhone
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: McAfee, Symantec considering iPhone products
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Sims 3 leaked to torrent sites weeks before retail release — While EA may be backing off the practice of using invasive DRM in its games, piracy continues. The newest casualty? Sims 3 has leaked to the torrent sites two weeks before the game's release.
Discussion: TechSpot, Techgeist and CrunchGear
Justin Mann / TechSpot: The Sims 3 leaked two weeks ahead of release
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Sims 3 Leaked - Where Piracy Can Really Hurt
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: The Sims 3 leaked all over the Internet
Kris Graft / Gamasutra:
Walmart Testing “Video Game Buyback” Kiosks — stumble it! — Walmart has leased store space to third-party automated kiosk company E-play, which has released 77 “Video Game Buyback” stations at select locations, Walmart corporate told Gamasutra on Monday.
Discussion: Technologizer, VG247, Neocrisis.com Feeds, *Shacknews* Games and Blue's News
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Wal-Mart Wants Your Used Games
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Wal-Mart trialling “Video Game Buyback” kiosks
Chris Faylor / *Shacknews* Games: Walmart Stores Begin Accepting Used Game Trades