John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Microsoft Expected to Debut New Kumo Search at D: All Things Digital — The long-awaited upgrade to Microsoft's search engine will soon make its debut. — Sources say the company is expected to demonstrate it at our D: All Things Digital conference next week.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Tech Beat, ChannelWeb, The Microsoft Blog, CNET News, Silicon Alley Insider and comScore, Inc.
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal: Microsoft Expected to Show New Search Engine Next Week
Rob Hof / Tech Beat: Yahoo Plugs Search Progress
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Report: Microsoft To Demo Kumo Search Next Week
Michelle Meyers / CNET News: Report: Microsoft to unveil Kumo search engine next week
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo: We're Moving From Web Of Pages To Web Of Objects — Yahoo held a search event today in San Francisco at which the company connected the dots among a number of search initiatives that it has rolled out over the past couple of years: Search Assist, BOSS, Search Monkey, Search Pad and oneSearch.
Discussion: paidContent.org, Yahoo! Search Blog, The Technology Chronicles and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org: In Wake Of Searchology, Yahoo Hosts Its Own Searchfest
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles: War against the 10 blue links at Yahoo
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Live From Yahoo's “End of the 10 Blue Links” Talk
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Search, As We Know It, Is Over — Earlier today, we were at Yahoo's “End of the 10 Blue Links” event. Basically, it was their state of search gathering, similar to the “Searchology” event that Google had last week. But there was a key difference, as anyone who was following along …
Discussion: [Geeks Are Sexy] …, Bits, Webware.com, BoomTown, VentureBeat, Digits and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Miguel Helft / Bits: Liveblog: Yahoo Talks Up Search Improvements
Tom Krazit / Webware.com: Yahoo wants to objectify search
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Get Ready for a Liveblog of the Yahoo Search “Chalk Talk” …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: Yahoo Wants to Move Web Search Beyond Links
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Movie fans to get a TV-friendly Netflix experience on Windows Media Center — Microsoft is announcing today that its Windows Media Center can now show more than 12,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix's library of online video rentals. — The videos are now available to watch instantly …
Discussion: paidContent.org, TechFlash, CNET News, The Windows Blog, Gizmodo and AppScout
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org: Microsoft Expands Netflix Ties; Will Window Media Center Appeal To The Masses?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Netflix coming to Windows Media Center
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: Netflix comes to Windows Media Center
Jeremy Kaplan / AppScout: Netflix Officially Arrives in Windows Media Center
New in Labs: Automatic message translation — Back in the early days of human existence, before language had fully developed, our caveman ancestors probably did a lot of grunting. Language, and thus life, were pretty simple: watch out for that saber-toothed tiger ("Blorg! AIYA!!!")
Discussion: Google Enterprise Blog, WebProNews, Google Operating System, TechCrunch, Lifehacker, TheNextWeb.com, eWeek, Download Squad, Gadgetell, ReadWriteWeb, Digital Inspiration, Webware.com, The SiliconANGLE, Macworld, AppScout, Ubergizmo, Mashable! and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Gmail Gets One-Click Translation Lab
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Gmail Added Message Translation
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Gmail Labs Automatically Translates Your Email
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Google Offers Gmail Translation in 41 Languages
Natesh Sood / Gadgetell: Gmail intros new lab - automatic message translation
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Gmail Now Automatically Translates Messages As Well As Could Be Expected
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: Gmail now translates your Nigerian scam e-mails
John Furrier / The SiliconANGLE: Lost in Translation - Not With Google - Example of Cloud Computing Scale Advantages
Juan Carlos Perez / Macworld: Gmail gains automatic translation
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Adds Message Translation to Gmail
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google Translate Now Included in Gmail
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
What Larry Page thinks about Twitter — I just asked Larry Page what he thought about Twitter here is what Larry answered: — “I have always thought we needed to index the web every second to allow real time search. At first, my team laughed and did not believe me. With Twitter, now they know they have to do it.
Discussion: WebProNews, ReadWriteWeb, Mark Evans, Elias Bizannes and Bloggers Blog
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Larry Page On Real-Time Search: “Have To Do It”
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Larry Page on Real Time Google: We Have To Do It
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Larry Page: Twitter made Google focus on Realtime Search
Larry Page: Twitter made Google focus on Realtime Search
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Cofounder Larry Page Has Twitter-Envy
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook CEO says IPO a few years out — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes to eventually take his company public but said it won't be for a few years, and stressed that the world's largest online social network is in no immediate need of capital.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, TechCrunch, Pulse2, MediaFile and All Facebook
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Facebook Turns Down $8 billion Valuation Term Sheet, Claims 2009 …
Franklin Paul / MediaFile: Facebook's Zuckerberg talks MySpace, Twitter
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Surpasses 225 Million Users
Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
Latest round of Reader improvements — The Google Reader team has just finished releasing a new version of Reader with a bunch of small changes and tweaks that we thought you'd like to know about. — If you've added enough friends in Reader that you're feeling overwhelmed, we're here to help.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Mashable! and louisgray.com, Thanks:atul
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Releases Tweaked Version of Reader
The Official Palm Blog:
Palm Pre to arrive on Sprint on June 6 — Sprint has announced today that the Palm Pre will be available on June 6. Sprint announced that it will be available nationwide in Sprint stores, as well as at Best Buy, Radio Shack, and select Wal-Mart stores. The webOS-based phone will retail for $199.99 …
Discussion: Digital Daily, The Really Mobile Project, PhoneNews.com, Bits, VentureBeat, dailywireless.org, OSNews, TWICE, Treonauts, CNN, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Mobilewhack.com, timesonline.typepad.com, PC World, Pre News, WebOS Arena, Mobile Phone Blog, Slyck, Telecompetitor, Palm WebOS, GigaOM, Macworld, Technologizer, bub.blicio.us, Contentinople, tinyComb, GeekBrief.TV, jkOnTheRun, Local Mobile Search, Between the Lines and The Toybox
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Palm Pre: $199 After a $100 Rebate We Hope You Lose
James Whatley / The Really Mobile Project: Palm Pre: Landing June 6th '09
Christopher Price / PhoneNews.com: Review: Palm Pre (Sprint)
Matt Richtel / Bits: Sprint Makes June 6 Pre Day
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: New Pre and iPhone Expected
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Palm Pre To Launch June 6, 199 USD
Joseph Palenchar / TWICE: D-Day Set For Palm Pre Launch
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / CNN: Palm Pre set to upstage Apple iPhone on June 6
Alana Semuels / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Palm Pre smartphone to go on sale for $200 on June 6
Chris / Mobilewhack.com: Breaking News: Sprint Launched the Palm Pre Officially; Arrives June 6 for $199
Mike Harvey / timesonline.typepad.com: Palm Pre launches in US
Ian Paul / PC World: Palm Pre Hits Stores on June 6
YDogg / Mobile Phone Blog: Palm Pre Arrives June 6
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: Palm Pre, Coming to Stores on June 6
Ed Sutherland / GigaOM: Sprint Sets June 6 for Palm Pre Launch
Dan Moren / Macworld: Sprint announces Palm Pre pricing, availability
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Palm Pre on June 6th for $199.99: It's Officially Official
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: Palm Pre Debuts June 6th
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Google Knows If You're Planning to Quit
Cali Lewis / GeekBrief.TV: GBTV #563 | …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: It's Official: Palm Pre Launches June 6 - Get It At Wal-Mart
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Palm Pre Coming on June 6 for $199
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Palm Pre has a date: June 6; Price: $199.99; A ‘crossover’ device?
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Summer soap opera: Palm Pre, Apple iPhone, Android army usher in “smart” age
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Sprint CEO: Expect Palm Pre Shortages
Sprint CEO: Expect Palm Pre Shortages
Discussion: Engadget, Boy Genius Report, Electronista, Switched, InformationWeek and Phone Scoop
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Palm Pre to run $549 off-contract
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Sprint closing early on June 5th to gear up for Pre launch; open early on the 6th?
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Sprint's Hesse: Pre Shortages Likely
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Android Donut Interface Makes Us Forget All About Palm Pre — Palm what? A better look Android “Donut” build for the HTC Hero shows us just how buttery smooth and slick Android can be, and it's incredible. — The widgets have the tang of HTC—if you've used a Touch Diamond or Pro …
Discussion: Android Community, AndroidGuys, Engadget, mocoNews, PalmAddicts, IntoMobile, The BFF, PhoneDog.com, MobileCrunch, jkOnTheRun and Boy Genius Report
Chris Davies / Android Community: Android “Rosie” video demo released
Paul Miller / Engadget: New video of HTC Hero's Android build offers Frenchy vision of widget utopia
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: A Newer Version Of Android Is Spotted—And It's Pretty
Andy J. S. / PalmAddicts: “Rosie” UI shows how good Android can be
James Falconer / IntoMobile: Video Demo of Android ‘Rosie’ OS Leaked Online
Don Crowley / The BFF: The new Android UI looks great!
John Walton / PhoneDog.com: Video: Is that... Android?
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Video: A rosie future for Android
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Forget Cupcake- Android “Rosie” Video Appears
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
Apple patents all-seeing display — Here's looking at you, kid — Free whitepaper - Empowerment as a growth strategy — Apple was granted a flurry of patents today, including one that describes a flat-panel display that doubles as a camera. — More on that “Integrated sensing display” in a moment.
Discussion: InformationWeek, Slashdot and Silicon Alley Insider
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Wolfram|Alpha Claims Authorship Rights For Machines
Rob / Apple iPhone Apps:
Source Reveals Specs And Release Date of Next iPhone! — Recently we were approached by a source who is closely connected to Apple's hardware development team. The source was willing to provide detailed information on the specs and release date of the next generation iPhone.
Discussion: MacRumors, Engadget, The Register, Technologizer, Gizmodo, Sample the Web, TheAppleBlog, IntoMobile, Mobilewhack.com, Boy Genius Report, Tech Trader Daily, PMP Today, Gadget Lab, Silicon Alley Insider, The iPhone Blog, TUAW, TheNextWeb.com, 9 to 5 Mac, I4U News, SlashGear, mocoNews, Neowin.net, EverythingiCafe and Seattle Times
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Rumor rubberizes iPhone 3.0
David Worthington / Technologizer: Alleged iPhone 3.0 Specs and Ship Date Leak
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web: iPhone 3.0 or Palm Pre?
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Rumor Has It: Leaked iPhone Specs Describe Big Improvements
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: New iPhone Due to Land July 17 With Glowy Logo?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: New iPhones Coming July 17?
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Next-Gen iPhone Specs, Launch Date Revealed?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: UPDATED: Super Rumor: Next Gen iPhone — As Spec'ed — in Stores July 17?
Michael Rose / TUAW: Rumor: iPhone next gen specs, on-sale date July 17
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: New iPhone specs leaked?
Robert Evans / I4U News: iPhone 2009 Specs Leaked?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Next-Gen iPhone coming July 17th?
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Report: The Next-Gen iPhone May Sport Fairly Minor Upgrades
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Rumor: Next Generation iPhone Specifications Leaked, July 17th Release Date?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP's earnings offer some evidence that downturn has run its course — Hurt just a little by the downturn, Hewlett Packard hit its expected financial targets as it reported net income fell 17 percent to $1.7 billion for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30.
Discussion: Business Week, alarm:clock, Bloomberg, Between the Lines, iTnews Australia, Tech Trader Daily and eWeek
Cliff Edwards / Business Week: A Sobering Quarter from Hewlett-Packard
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg: Hewlett-Packard Sales Forecast Falls Short on PC Drop
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: HP's second quarter on target; Big units take revenue lumps; Headcount cuts ahead
Gabriel Madway / iTnews Australia: HP tempers revenue outlook
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek: EDS Is a Bright Spot for HP
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel previews Atom ‘Pineview’ chip, Linux OS — On Tuesday, Intel released information on its next-generation Atom silicon and the next version of its Linux operating system for Netbooks. — Noury Al-Khaledy, general manager of Nettop and Netbook Computing at Intel …
Discussion: Ars Technica, VentureBeat, jkOnTheRun, iTnews Australia, The Register, Liliputing, Digits, LinuxWorld.com, dailywireless.org, Gizmodo and Silicon Alley Insider
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Moblin v2.0 Video- Finally, a Real Mobile UI for Netbooks
Don Clark / Digits: Microsoft's Linux Rivals Try to Head Off Acrimony
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Intel: New Atom Chipset & Moblin 2.0
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: I'd Actually Use a Netbook With Intel's Moblin 2.0 OS
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Intel Goes After Microsoft With Netbook OS
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Elemental Shakes Up Video Servers With Parallel Processing — Elemental Technologies — aka the smart young startup in Portland that makes video processing better by doing it in parallel — is beta-releasing a video encoding and transcoding server. — In the last year, Elemental has put GPUs …
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
We must ensure ISPs don't stop the next Google getting out of the garage — Allowing ISPs to have too much would drastically hinder the chances of fresh new startups developing into major businesses - as happened with Google — If politicians want to effect economic recovery …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Second Life generates 15 billion minutes in web voice calls — When you think of phone companies, Linden Lab's Second Life virtual world doesn't come to mind. But the company is announcing today that its users have used its web-voice calling feature to talk to each other for a total …
Discussion: Business Week, GigaOM, Virtual Worlds News and Twist Image
Olga Kharif / Business Week: Hello, an Avatar Is Calling You
Wagner James Au / GigaOM: Second Life Takes Aim at Skype
Curt Feldman / Virtual Worlds News: Second Life Has Skype In Its Sights
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Financial Exposure: Rudder Inadvertently Shows Users Each Other's Bank Account Info — Hundreds of people who use personal financial monitoring service Rudder woke up this morning to find that their personal bank account, credit card, and other financial data was exposed to other users.
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
YouTube Ordered To Pay $1.6 Million To ASCAP — You may remember last year around this time, a district court set a totally arbitrary royalty fee that AOL, Yahoo and RealNetworks had to pay ASCAP for music streamed over their services. Reading through the details of the decision was immensely troubling …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: YouTube Ordered to Pay $1.6M to ASCAP
Darren Waters / BBC:
Wiping data ‘hits flu prediction’ — Forcing Google to delete user data after six months could dent its ability to predict pandemics such as swine flu, said the search giant's co-founder. — Larry Page said he thought more debate was needed around the issue of storing user data.
Wall Street Journal:
Who Owns Your Name on Twitter? — Social networks can be friendly places, but they are not democracies. Nor are they free markets. They are authoritarian regimes with whimsical and arbitrary rules. — Nowhere is this fact more evident than in the doling out of domain names.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Vish Makhijani Leaves Operating Role At Yandex, Moves To Zynga — Yandex Labs CEO Vish Makhijani, a former Yahoo executive, will be leaving his operational role at the company, we've learned, and will be taking a new “senior operating role” at fast growing Zynga.
Discussion: paidContent.org, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
RoamBi iPhone app makes data uberpretty — A data report-reader may not seem like the most exciting candidate for an iPhone app, but if you're working in the field—or are even just a numbers nut—the new RoamBi app will catch your eye. — RoamBi (short for 'roaming business intelligence') …
Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb and Macworld
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: RoamBi rethinks corporate data display on the iPhone
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: RoamBi Turns Spreadsheets on the iPhone Into Useful and Pretty Mini-Apps
Philip Michaels / Macworld: RoamBi offers a new look at data on the iPhone
Saul Hansell / Bits:
A Service to Prove You Are Really You — On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog, as the New Yorker cartoon famously said. But what if, while you are surfing, you want to prove your pedigree? — Equifax, the big credit agency that already knows more about your flea count than you do, wants to help.
Discussion: The Noisy Channel
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Approach and Identify
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Bill Keller's Best Frenemy — “Google is one of those companies that we generally refer to as a frenemy,” said New York Times executive editor Bill Keller at his semi-annual newsroom question-and-answer session, informally called Throw Stuff at Bill. — Google has been a popular whipping boy these days.
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
HP, Microsoft hook up to snare SMBs — Tech giants ink $180m deal in storage, comms, software jamboree — Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft have inked a multi-million-dollar partnership to dish up integrated unified communications and collaboration software over the next four years.
Discussion: Microsoft, eWeek, iTnews Australia, CNET News and Network World
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft, HP Enhance Unified Communications Partnership
Sylvie Barak / iTnews Australia: Microsoft hooks up with HP on unified comms
Lance Whitney / CNET News: HP, Microsoft to expand communications partnership
Alex Lewis / Network World: Microsoft and HP Announce UC Partnership
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon.com sues Discovery as patent spat intensifies — Back in March, Discovery Communications, which produces the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon.com over the Kindle reader's electronic security technology. Now Amazon is firing back.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, paidContent.org and Ars Technica
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Google Threatened With Sanctions Over Photo Mapping Service in Germany — BERLIN — A German data protection official on Tuesday threatened Google, the world's largest search company, with “unspecified sanctions” if the company did not change its Street View panoramic photo mapping service …
Discussion: GPS Obsessed and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Germany Tells Google to Change Street View Service
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Is Boston Still a Venture Capital Hotbed? — Waltham, Mass., and Route 128 were once compared to Menlo Park, Calif., and Sand Hill Road, but is the Boston region losing its entrepreneurial edge? — The latest evidence that it may be: Greylock Partners, which was founded in Massachusetts in 1965 …
Discussion: PE Hub News, Digits, Pulse2, paidContent.org, Innovation Economy, VentureBeat and Xconomy
Edward Reilly / PE Hub News: Greylock Moves HQ To The Valley
Pui-Wing Tam / Digits: Greylock Hearts Silicon Valley
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Goodbye NebuAd — Due to a class action lawsuit, NebuAd will be calling it quits.
Rory Maher / paidContent.org: Greylock Leaves Boston For Silicon Valley
Scott Kirsner / Innovation Economy: New HQ for Greylock Partners: Sand Hill Road...Menlo Park... Calif.
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: Greylock Partners joins the Sand Hill neighborhood
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Has Social Gaming Peaked On Facebook? — Yesterday night while I was upgrading AllFacebook I noticed an interesting trend among some of the top gaming applications: they've been plateauing. While many of the applications have been able to pull off remarkable growth (Farm Town for example) …