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
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: AT&T to Offer Data-Capped $20 iPhone Plan? $99 iPhones? Pre-Paid iPhones?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Rumor: $20 iPhone Data Plan Possible.
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Will you finally be able to satisfy your iPhone lust?
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, DSLreports, Tech Trader Daily, The Apple Core and tinyComb
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
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.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Digits, The Register, PE Hub Blog, ZDNet Government, InformationWeek, internetnews.com, AppScout, ClickZ, Jeremy Zawodny's blog, Pulse2 and CNET News
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Craigslist CEO: South Carolina AG's antics ‘simply beyond the pale’
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
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Craigslist CEO demands apology
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Craigslist Chief Demands Apology from South Carolina AG
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Craigslist to South Carolina: Why Us?
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog: Our CEO Tells It Like It Is
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Craigslist Eliminates Erotic Service Ads
Jon Skillings / CNET News: So. Carolina eyes ‘criminal investigation’ of Craigslist
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, eWeek, BloggingStocks, BuzzMachine and techPresident
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Why Are AGs Targeting Craigslist Rather Than Newspapers Or Other Websites?
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Craigslist Targeted by South Carolina Attorney General
Zac Bissonnette / BloggingStocks: Craigslist says it's unfairly targeted — and it's right
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: The craigslist (read: internet) witchhunt
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
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) …
Discussion: The Register, Digits, The SiliconANGLE, Gawker, Tech Central, Softpedia News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and broadstuff
John Ozimek / The Register: Taking a first bite out of Wolfram|Alpha
Marisa Taylor / Digits: Wolfram Alpha Gets Mixed Reviews
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?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Wolfram Alpha stumped by cricket
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Wolfram Alpha Isn't Google, so Stop Comparing Them
Wolfram Alpha Isn't Google, so Stop Comparing Them
Discussion: Neowin.net, T3.com News, WebWorkerDaily and Network World
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 …
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: Napster Slashes Unlimited Streaming Pricing
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Best Buy's new Napster: Five bucks, five downloads per month, won't stream to iPhone
Dan Moren / Macworld: Napster to launch new music subscription plan
Steve O'Hear / last100: Napster tries again, unlimited streaming and five downloads for $5 per-month
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Napster Relaunches, Again
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Napster gets attractive in a $5-a-month kind of way
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Napster Takes On Zune Pass With a Slightly Better Deal
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Napster rises from grave
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Napster making another comeback, $5 per month
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
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.
Discussion: TechCrunchIT, TechFlash, Business Wire, eWeek, ITworld.com, internetnews.com, Between the Lines, CNET News, CloudAve and Simon Willison's Weblog
E Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon adds cloud controls
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek: Amazon Enhances Cloud Scalability, Management of EC2
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: Between the Lines, tinyComb and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google chief Eric Schmidt's Carnegie Mellon commencement speech (video)
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Google CEO Speaks Out
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: CNET News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and broadstuff
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: When Twitter met food trucks
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter as next Universal Business Panacea ?
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Cellphone Makers Hope for a Blockbuster Summer — The hype machine started months ago. Opening weekends are upon us. High up in executive suites, the hope is that this summer's new releases will cause lines to snake around the block. — The cellphone industry looks a lot like the movie industry nowadays.
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
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Palm Pre launching first week of June
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, The Register, CrunchGear, WMExperts, WMPoweruser.com, FierceMobileContent and AppScout
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
Brian Heater / AppScout: Windows Marketplace for Mobile to Allow App Sharing
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Site Lets Writers Sell Digital Copies — SAN FRANCISCO — Turning itself into a kind of electronic vanity publisher, Scribd, an Internet start-up here, will introduce on Monday a way for anyone to upload a document to the Web and charge for it. — The Scribd Web site is the most popular …
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Danger Mouse Defies EMI
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Scribd Store: YouTube for Documents Becomes iTunes for Documents
Kenneth Li / Financial Times: Scribd launches online book market
Pasmith / ITworld.com: Scribd launches ebook store
Andrew Savikas / O'Reilly Radar: Scribd Store a Welcome Addition to Ebook Market (and 650 O'Reilly Titles Included)
Chad Berndtson / ChannelWeb: Scribd E-Book Store Lets You Be Your Own Publisher
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com: All independently or individually published books are not ‘vanity published’
David Kaplan / paidContent.org: Social Publishing Site Scribd Adds E-Commerce; 80 Percent Revenues To Publishers
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Report: Mint Considers Selling Anonymized Data from its Users
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: 9 to 5 Mac, CNET News, iLounge and Macsimum News
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: McAfee and Symantec making iPhone Virus/Security software?
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Symantec, McAfee target iPhone for new products
Charles Starrett / iLounge: McAfee, Symantec developing for iPhone
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: McAfee, Symantec considering iPhone products
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
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: Android Phone Fans and SlashGear
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Samsung i7500 vs. HTC Magic
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Samsung I7500 versus HTC Magic photoset
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: Gawker and Venture Capital Dispatch, Thanks:atul
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: Government's Pathetic Attempt At Venture Capital
Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Acer's next-gen Aspire One Netbooks available now — We've already seen them previewed with the rest of Acer's upcoming lineup back in April, but the official release of the next generation of Aspire One Netbooks is finally here. Most notable is the inclusion of a new, bigger 11.6-inch model …
Discussion: Gizmodo, BetaNews, Engadget, Maximum PC all, The Toybox, I4U News, Softpedia News, jkOnTheRun, eWeek, Electronista, TECH.BLORGE.com and Liliputing
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Acer increases netbook size with new Aspire One
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC all: Acer Gets Official on 11.6-Inch Aspire One
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Next-gen 11.6-in. Acer Aspire One netbook available now …
Shane McGlaun / I4U News: Acer Aspire One 11.6-inch Netbook Debuts
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Acer Ups Their Netbook Game With 10.1 & 11.6-Inch Screens
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Acer Debuts 11.6-inch Aspire Netbook
Matt Holliday / Inside Facebook:
Newsweek Interviewing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Live on Facebook Today — Newsweek will host a live Q&A with Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner on Facebook this afternoon. Jon Meacham will be conducting the interview from the National Press Club in Washington …
Discussion: paidContent.org, Mashable!, All Facebook and AppScout
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Newsweek Interviews Tim Geithner Live on Facebook
Brian Heater / AppScout: Newsweek Interviewing Timothy Geithner Via Facebook
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: Apple 2.0
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: iPod sales headed for their first decline - analyst
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.
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 …
Dave McClure / Facebook Developers:
fbFund 2.0: It Takes a Village (of Geeks)... announcing our first 25 of 50 Finalists — Guest post by Founders Fund startup investor and geek blogger Dave McClure, who will be running the fbFund 2009 Incubator Program. — Alright folks, the votes are in!
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat, Mashable! and TechCrunch
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: First finalists announced for FBFund '09
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat: This year's fbFund finalists span Facebook's platform, the web and the iPhone
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook's fbFund '09 Names First Batch Of Winners
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Will OpenTable Be Just What Silicon Valley Ordered This Week? — One of the first Silicon Valley start-ups to go public in a long while-OpenTable-is expected to come to market this week, with venture firms hoping it will prove a tasty treat for Wall Street.
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Dealscape: OpenTable won't open IPO window
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
AT&T to offer cloud-based storage as a service — BOSTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc, the biggest U.S. telephone company, plans to offer Web-based data storage services for corporations using “cloud computing” technologies developed by data storage equipment maker EMC Corp.
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: AT&T to deliver cloud-based storage
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
For Wired, a Revival Lacks Ads — Chris Anderson, the editor in chief of Wired, believes in logic the way Tina Brown believes in buzz. He rarely approves a story idea unless the writer backs up the thesis with data. The basis of his best-selling book “The Long Tail” …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Conde Nast: Halfway Through Hell in a Gasoline Suit