Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Federal Antitrust Probe Targets Tech Giants, Sources Say — The Justice Department has launched an investigation into whether some of the nation's largest technology companies violated antitrust laws by negotiating the recruiting and hiring of one another's employees, according to two sources with knowledge of the review.
John Timmer / Ars Technica: High-tech hiring under investigation by the DOJ
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Feds Probing Tech Hiring Practices
Steven Musil / CNET News: Tech giants reportedly targeted in DOJ recruiting probe
Marianne Schultz / AppleInsider: Justice Department investigating hiring practices of Apple, others
John Ribeiro / Macworld: Report: Hiring by tech companies under DOJ investigation
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: DOJ Fishing Expedition Spotted Off Silicon Valley
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Antitrust Probe to Review Hiring Practices at Apple, Google, Yahoo: Report
Sean Kalinich / TweakTown News: Apple, Google and Yahoo under investigation
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: U.S. Justice Department Inquiry Into Hiring at Silicon Valley Companies
Robert Palmer / TUAW: WaPo: DOJ preparing antitrust probe for Apple, among others
John Oates / The Register: Murky world of recruitment gets DoJ probe
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org: Justice Department Probes Big Tech Firm Hiring Practices
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Are tech companies agreeing not to steal top execs?
John Murrell / GMSV: Feds looking for “don't poach, don't tell” pact among tech firms
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Justice Dept. investigates possible hiring pact between Google, Apple, Yahoo, others
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: DoJ investigates IT hiring practices
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
U.S. Inquiry Into Hiring at High-Tech Companies — SAN FRANCISCO — The Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the recruiting practices of some of the largest technology companies violated antitrust laws, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Venture Capital Dispatch and Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Once Again, The Justice Department Is Confused. …
Marvin Ma / DigiTimes:
Microsoft to use a new term for netbook — Microsoft plans to redefine mini-notebooks that Intel has categorized as netbooks with a new term - low cost small notebook PC, according to Steven Guggenheimer, general manager of the Application Platform & Development Marketing Division at Microsoft.
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft looking to chop up netbook segment
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Microsoft wants to rename netbooks with absurd five-word phrase
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Another Example of Microsoft's Branding Magic
Jennifer Bergen / The Toybox: Microsoft may rename ‘netbooks’ to longer, less catchy term
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com: High Cost Large Notebook PC Coming Next?
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Wants to Rebrand Netbooks ‘Low-Cost Small Notebook PCs’ — Microsoft wants us to move away from the term “netbook”, instead referring to the tiny, cheap laptops, which the company says demand recognition for handling more than just browsing, as—brace yourselves—"low cost small notebook PCs", according to Digitimes.
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com: Microsoft To Pursue A New Name for Netbooks?
MS redefines “netbook” to push up Win 7 price
MS redefines “netbook” to push up Win 7 price
Discussion: The Register
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Microsoft takes hard line on Win 7 hardware
Arn / MacRumors:
WWDC 2009 Banners: ‘One Year Later, Light-Years Ahead’ — Adam Jackson has posted the first photos (flickr) from WWDC 2009. Apple has started putting up banners 6 days prior to the event. The theme of this year's WWDC appears centered around the App Store. The main banner in Moscone West reads:
Discussion: CNET News, Digital Daily, The iPhone Blog, Gizmodo, IntoMobile, Ars Technica, AppleInsider, TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, bijan sabet and The Apple Core
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: One Year Later. Light-Years Ahead (of RIM and Palm)
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: WWDC 2009 Banners Are Up, Let the Speculation Begin
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: First WWDC '09 banner highlights App Store success
Dave Caolo / TUAW: 2009 WWDC posters appear at Moscone West
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: First WWDC banners posted
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: WWDC banners hung at Moscone West
Alice / Danwei:
Chinese websites “under maintenance” — The administrators of Chinese websites are putting in a period of inaccessibility on their sites for a period of two to three days starting with the Tnanmen anniversary tomorrow. — Fanfou.com, China's knock-off version of Twitter.com …
Discussion: New York Times and Silicon Alley Insider
Closed for Business: More Chinese Web Sites
Closed for Business: More Chinese Web Sites
Discussion: Digital Daily and China Journal
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Millions of Chinese Twitter Users Suddenly Unaware That I Dislike Ramen
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Apple, Google Consider App-Sharing Tools — Smartphone software makers weigh features that will make it easier to share downloadable apps, upending the way we acquire and use wireless games and tools — These days, downloading software applications for a smartphone is a breeze.
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors, Macworld, 9 to 5 Mac, www.pocketgamer.biz, I4U News, TheAppleBlog, The iPhone Blog, Electronista and iLounge
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Apps sharing/playing coming soon...
Spanner Spencer / www.pocketgamer.biz: Google considering allowing Android app sharing between users
Robert Evans / I4U News: App Sharing on the new iPhone OS 3.0?
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple Mulling App-Sharing System for iPhone Users
Charles Starrett / iLounge: App recommendation system coming in iPhone OS 3.0?
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Adobe service puts browsers side by side — Adobe on Tuesday said it is offering a free preview of its BrowserLab service, which allows Web developers to quickly see what their site looks like on a number of browsers. — The technology, previously code-named Meer Meer, was shown last year at the company's Max developer conference.
Discussion: BetaNews, Google Operating System, Between the Lines, Softpedia News and the Econsultancy blog
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Adobe offers free BrowserLab preview
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Adobe's BrowserLab is every web designer's dream come true
Martyn Williams / LinuxWorld.com:
Microsoft won't offer Windows for smartbooks — The OS maker doesn't plan to offer Windows versions for the machines leaving the market to Linux and Android — Microsoft doesn't plan to offer a version of Windows for so-called “smartbooks,” leaving the space open to Linux, Google's Android and other operating systems.
Discussion: BetaNews, eWeek, Bits, Guardian and Softpedia News
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Microsoft ‘extends’ Windows: What does that mean?
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Will Offer Windows 7 Upgrade with Vista, Announces Server Launch
Saul Hansell / Bits: Microsoft Wants Gadgets to Run Windows
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Acer plans to add Android to Aspire One
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Timelines Shared at Computex
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Timelines Shared at Computex
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Is anyone WOWed by desktop wallpapers any more? Microsoft thinks so!
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson X2 spotted? — A tipster tells us that the device you're looking at here is Sony Ericsson's codename “Vulcan” — better known as the X2 — which would presumably replace the X1 at some point in the next few days, weeks, months, or years. Though the picture's small …
Discussion: GigaOM, Engadget Mobile, Electronista, Gearlog, IntoMobile, WMPoweruser.com, Unwired View, WMExperts and SlashGear
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Sony Ericsson W995a hands-on
Jamie Lendino / Gearlog: Sony Ericsson Unveils Unlocked W995A Phone in U.S.
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Sony Ericsson blitzes the unlocked market with Sony Ericsson W995a Multimedia Phone!
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Another Xperia X2 rumor surfaces
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 leaks?
William Hurley / Business Week:
Palm: Likely to Stumble with Pre — Adoption of Palm's new Pre smartphone will be hampered by its lousy applications, high price, and marketing missteps — On June 6, Palm (PALM) will release the Pre, a smartphone many hope will fuel a resurgence of a company long since fallen from grace.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, CrunchGear, Silicon Alley Insider and Bloomberg
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Palm Shrs Slide On Business Week's Hatchet Job
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: BusinessWeek Pens The Pre's Obit
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Opera passes iPhone to lead mobile-browser market — HELSINKI (Reuters) - Norway's Opera Software overtook Apple's iPhone browser in May as the most popular mobile browser in the world, Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Tuesday. — Of all Internet pages that were downloaded …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Download Squad, Apple 2.0, IntoMobile, TECH.BLORGE.com, InformationWeek, Unwired View, Lifehacker, iTWire, Techgeist and Mashable!
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Opera Passes iPhone for Top Mobile Browser Spot
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Opera retakes top mobile browser spot from iPhone
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Battle of the mobile browsers: Opera vs. Safari
Dave Jeyes / TECH.BLORGE.com: Opera tops iPhone in mobile browser share
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: What Mobile Browser Do You Use?
Stephen Withers / iTWire: Opera is the top mobile browser - not!
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Opera Is the King of Mobile - A Sign of Things to Come?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Opera 10 Beta Now Available
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Hands-on with Wave: Weird and quite wonderful — Google just opened up to a limited audience its very interesting communications experiment called Wave (news stories). Our hands-on evaluation: There's a lot to like. It really is a more contemporary take on communications.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, I4U News and Internet Evolution
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Wave: Our First Hands-On Impressions
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Google Wave draws huge Interest
Alan Reiter / Internet Evolution: Google ‘Waves’ at Email's Future
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
Speedy Opera 10 beta reconfigures as Web suite — Opera 10 has entered beta with the unstated goal of becoming more than a mere browser. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, the Norwegian program hopes to become a speedy utility—Turbo-charged, in their words—that handles browsing, e-mail, RSS, and torrents with robust features.
Discussion: Reuters, Softpedia News, The Register, Lifehacker, Gizmodo and TechSpot
Tarmo Virki / Reuters: Opera releases first test version of new browser
Dan Goodin / The Register: Opera 10 debuts with ‘Turbo’ boost
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Opera 10 Beta Adds “Turbo Mode,” Visual Tabs
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Opera 10 Beta Adds Visual Tabs, Server-Side Compression
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Opera 10 beta has been released
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
PS3 Motion Controller May Be Best Game Motion Capture Yet — After Xbox 360's Project Natal, Sony is also adding their own motion controller to the PS3, aptly named The PlayStation Motion Controller. It's the best motion control demo that we have ever seen, but it may be arriving a little too late.
Discussion: Associated Press, Agence France Presse, Ars Technica, Engadget, tinyComb, Crave, Pulse2, NEWSFACTOR, GottaBeMobile.com, VentureBeat, DVICE, Obsessable, Electronista, The Register and Joystiq
Derrik J. Lang / Associated Press: Microsoft, Sony take aim at Nintendo during E3
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica: Miyamoto teases new Zelda Wii title, dishes on Natal
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Sony announces new PS3 motion controller
Scott Stein / Crave: The gadget blog: Nintendo's answer to Project Natal: Wii Motion Plus, Vitality Sensor, confidence
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: War Of The Motion Controllers: Wii Motion Plus, Project Natal, and PS Motion
Frederick Lane / NEWSFACTOR: Xbox 360 Sensor Takes Gaming To the Next Level
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile.com: Microsoft's Project Natal Looks Awesome
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sony shows off its own motion-tracking technology for games
Peter Pachal / DVICE: Sony unveils motion controller for PlayStation 3
Austin Modine / The Register: Sony shows off PS3 motion-control magic wand
Majed Athab / Joystiq: PlayStation Motion Controller launching 2010
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / TheNextWeb.com:
The Web will be the Death of Google — There is a famous story about a meeting between Yahoo and Microsoft which took place when Yahoo was still a small start-up. Yahoo was growing at neck-breaking speed and David Filo and Jerry Yang were invited to Redmond to talk about working together.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft games executive describes origins of Project Natal game controls — Microsoft threw one of the biggest curve balls at the E3 video game conference on Monday as it announced a new way to control games through your speech, gestures, and your full body.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Project Natal video hands-on, impressions, and further details
John Murrell / GMSV: More moving moments at E3
Stephany Nunneley / VG247: Microsoft calls Natal “birth of the next-generation of home entertainment”
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: You can believe in Microsoft's Project Natal
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo's Bartz Says ‘No’ To Microsoft Deal, Trashes Bing — Yesterday we heard that shares of Yahoo (YHOO) still had a call option on the possibility of Microsoft (MSFT) takeout in them. — Well, if you're buying Yahoo, don't do it because of some fantasy about a seach deal …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Reuters
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Yahoo CEO details thinking on Microsoft search deal
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Bing! Here Come the TV Ads — Steve Ballmer says he “gulped” when he approved the marketing budget for Microsoft's new Bing search engine — it's reportedly in the $100 million range. Here's where some of that money is going — Microsoft's new TV ads, which begin running today.
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next …, CNET News, Beyond Search and Silicon Alley Insider
Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft kicks off huge Bing ad push
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: The Value of Advertising Search
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft's First Ad For Bing
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
The Emerging World of Real-Time Cellphone Data — At ReadWriteWeb we've been following with interest the projects of the MIT SENSEeable City Lab, which is producing some excellent analysis and visualizations of cellphone data in urban centers. MIT refers to this data as “digital footprints …
James Falconer / IntoMobile:
Microsoft Introduces Bing Mobile — In case you haven't heard about it yet, ‘Bing’ is Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s new search engine. I know... I hadn't really heard much about it either. The first I heard about it was via TWiT's podcast last week... and most of the folks there had heard about it, but hadn't used it at all!
Discussion: Fast Company, Download Squad, Boy Genius Report, MobileBurn.com, SlipperyBrick.com and Ubergizmo
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft's Bing mobile site now live
Brian James Kirk / MobileBurn.com: Microsoft Bing search engine launches mobile version
Conner Flynn / SlipperyBrick.com: Microsoft introduces Bing Mobile
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's Fifth Ave. Store Is A Goldmine — Apple's (AAPL) Fifth Ave. flagship retail store in New York City is a 24-hour zoo, filled to the brim with tourists, shoppers, potheads, and people just looking to cool off. And once a year, it's home to what's possible the longest line in America …
Discussion: Technologizer, TUAW, Daring Fireball, AppleInsider, New York Post, CNET News and MacDailyNews
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Apple's Fifth Avenue Store a Revenue Driver
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: 5th Avenue store brings Apple $440 million per year
Erica Ogg / CNET News: No recession at Apple's Fifth Ave. NYC store
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
beeTV Raises $8 Million For Stunning Personal TV Recommendation System — The TV guide doesn't know who you are, what your favorite movie genre is, what you've watched in the past, what your mood is, and so on. Because of that, it is incapable of providing you with any recommendations …
Discussion: paidContent.org, Thanks:kbolgarov
Rory Maher / paidContent.org: BeeTV Raises $8 Million In Second Round