Steven Levy / Wired News:
Supersized Kindle DX Makes E-Reading Easy for a Supersized Price — Another Kindle? It seems that it was only four months ago that we saw a new version of Amazon's e-reader. In fact, it was only four months ago the Kindle 2 arrived on February 9. What's the June release have that the February one doesn't?
Discussion: TechFlash, Engadget, SOMEWHAT FRANK, BetaNews, Incremental Blogger and blackrimglasses, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Unboxing Amazon's Kindle DX
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Amazon Kindle DX unboxing and hands-on!
Frank Gruber / SOMEWHAT FRANK: Exploring the Amazon Kindle 2
Angela Gunn / BetaNews: Up front: Google Books copyright battle reheats
Ethan Kaplan / blackrimglasses: Amazon.com Kindle DX | Wired.com Product Reviews
Felix Miller / Last.fm:
Message from the Last.fm founders, Felix, RJ and Martin — After two years running Last.fm within CBS we feel the time is right to begin the process of handing over the reins. This is the latest stage in a long journey for us founders, which began in a living room in East London in 2002 …
Discussion: Digits, Guardian, blogs.ft.com, Silicon Alley Insider, Telegraph, TechCrunch, Contentinople, MediaMemo, TheNextWeb.com, Music Ally, Mashable! and 901am
Sarah McBride / Digits: Last.fm Founders Sever Ties With CBS
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Last.fm founders to leave company
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com: Last.fm loses its founders
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Radio Go-Go: Last.fm Founders To Leave
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: Last.fm founders to choose their successors
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Last.fm Founders Call It Quits
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: Last.fm Founders Exit Music Video Site
Martin Bryant / TheNextWeb.com: Last.fm founders resign
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Last.fm founders stepping down
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Last.fm Founders Wave Goodbye to CBS
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Last.fm Founders Quit, CBS' Goodman GM For Now; But Why? — Last.fm's founding trio is leaving the social music site, a few weeks its parent reorganised it in a new CBS Interactive Music Group. Martin Stiksel (pictured), Felix Miller and Richard Jones announced their decision in a blog post …
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Last.fm Founders' Last Interview: ‘Frankly, We Need Time Out’
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone 3G S supports OpenGL ES 2.0, but 3G only supports 1.1 — will the App Store splinter? — When we were breaking down the meaty differences between the old-school 3G and the 3G S yesterday, we made an assumption about support for OpenGL ES 2. 3D graphics APIs in the original iPhone 3G based …
Discussion: iLounge, TUAW, techblog.dallasnews.com, Electronista, The iPhone Blog, Electricpig.co.uk, SlashGear, TweakTown News, blackrimglasses and Engadget Mobile
Charles Starrett / iLounge: T-Mobile Netherlands confirms 3G S processor, RAM specs
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Mesquite-based id Software bringing Doom Resurrection to iPhone and iPod Touch
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple Introduces the Next iPhone — But Have They Split the Platform?
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: iPhone 3G S exclusive games on the way?
Sean Kalinich / TweakTown News: iPhone 3G S supports OpenGL ES 2.0
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: iPhone 3G S plans revealed on Rogers, O2
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Thousands rise to rage at iPhone pricing (which is actually not that many people) [UPDATED] — In a reminder that spurned gadget lovers can quickly turn rabid, several thousand angry iPhone owners in the U.S. and U.K. have signed a pair of Twitter petitions to protest pricing regimes for Apple's …
Discussion: TechRadar.com, InfoWorld, TechCrunch, Macsimum News, MobileCrunch, Guardian, Telegraph, blogs.telegraph.co.uk …, Just Another iPhone Blog and Music Ally
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com: O2: We can't justify breaking iPhone contracts
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Twitter petition blasts AT&T's iPhone upgrade pricing
Chris Velazco / MobileCrunch: iPhone 3G S available through AT&T Premier?
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Tweeting iPhone users petition O2 for a better deal
Basheera Khan / blogs.telegraph.co.uk blog listings: How long before T-Mobile starts courting peeved iPhone owners on the O2 rebound?
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: iPhone 3G owners petition for early upgrade to iPhone 3G S
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 3G S Has a 600 MHz Processor, 256MB of RAM, PowerVR SGX — T-Mobile.nl has posted some technical specs about the iPhone 3G S revealing that the newest iPhone carries a 600 MHz processor and 256MB of RAM. — 600 MHz is notably faster than the current iPhone and iPod Touch which run at 412 MHz and 532 MHz, respectively.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Gadget Lab, Macworld, AnandTech, AppleInsider, PMP Today, iLounge, I4U News and The iPhone Blog
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Some iPhone 3G S specs revealed
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: T-Mobile Accidentally Posts Secret iPhone 3G S Specs
Jason Snell / Macworld: Don't look inside Apple's black box
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: iPhone 3G S to use PowerVR SGX GPU core for OpenGL ES 2.0
BrianB / PMP Today: Apple Doubles RAM on iPhone 3G S
Charles Starrett / iLounge: iPhone 3G S SGX GPU to cause game coding headaches?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone 3G S rumored to have PowerVR SGX GPU for OpenGL ES 2.0
Apple stores holding fire sales on last-gen Mac notebooks — While Apple retail stores this week have been waiting on the first shipments of new Mac notebooks announced Monday, the company has quietly introduced end-of-life pricing on previous generation models to help its shops clear remaining inventory.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: MacBook Pro Hands-On Gallery
Robert Evans / I4U News: Old MacBooks and Pros on Sale!
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
English's Millionth Word: Web 2.0 — For the past few days I've been focused on a final draft of an essay, co-authored with Tim O'Reilly, focusing on the theme of this year's Web 2.0 Summit. It's rewarding work, reminiscent of the early days of Wired, when I'd regularly edit …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNN, TG Daily, Network World, Neatorama and Life On the Wicked Stage, Thanks:timoreilly
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Now That It's The One Millionth Word, “Web 2.0″ Can Be Retired …
John D. Sutter / CNN: English gets millionth word on Wednesday, site says
Andrew Thomas / TG Daily: Millionth English word is announced
Paul McNamara / Network World: Web 2.0 crowned English's 1 millionth word
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Web 2.0 Becomes 1 Millionth Word in English Language
Web 2.0 crowned one millionth English word
Web 2.0 crowned one millionth English word
Discussion: eWeek, VG247 and Obsessable
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Web 2.0 Named One Millionth English Word
Patrick Garratt / VG247: “Web 2.0″ beats “noob” to millionth English word
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Lawyers plan class-action to reclaim “$100M+” RIAA “stole” — Lawyers in this year's two highest-profile file-sharing cases have joined forces, and they plan to file a class-action lawsuit against the recording industry later this summer to claw back the “$100+ million” that the RIAA “stole.”
Discussion: Neowin.net, p2pnet and hypebot
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Class Action Suit Seeks To Reclaim $100M RIAA “Stole” From Fans
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Smartphone Rises Fast From Gadget to Necessity — In today's recession-racked economy, penny-pinching is a national pastime. But people are still opening their wallets for smartphones. — Sales of BlackBerrys, iPhones and other smartphone models are rising smartly and are projected …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Smartphones are no longer a luxury
Jack Vinson / Knowledge Jolt with Jack: Is email really so evil — With apologies to my dear friend …
Jamie Lendino / Gearlog: NYT: Smartphones Now a Necessity
Mike Boland / Kelsey Group Blogs: The Psychology of Smartphones
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: New York Times Calls Smartphone's A Necessity
Michael Wolff / The Huffington Post: Are You Dull? A Smartphone Can Tell You
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Web inventor to help Downing Street open up government data — Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, will help the British government to make its data more easily available online, Gordon Brown said today. — “So that government information is accessible and useful …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Open Government: Berners-Lee and the UK to Show Obama How It's Done
Open Government: Berners-Lee and the UK to Show Obama How It's Done
Discussion: OSTP Blog and Connecting the Dots
Beth Noveck / OSTP Blog: Enhancing Citizen Participation in Decision-Making
iSmasher / iSmashPhone:
15 Apps Rendered Obsolete By The New iPhone 3GS — Chances are you've already heard about the iPhone 3G S and some of it's cool new features (and same goes for the iPhone OS 3.0 and it's cool new features). What you might not have thought about, however, are the apps which many developers …
Discussion: Joel on Software and VentureBeat
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software: Platform vendors — Dave Winer (in 2007): “Sometimes developers choose …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Does the Venture Industry Need to Shrink by Half? — Will the venture capital industry survive? Yes, says Paul Kedrosky, but it needs to shrink to half its current size if it wants to start generating competitive returns again. — Mr. Kedrosky made his case in “Right-Sizing …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, HipMojo.com and VatorNews, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Alexander Haislip / PE Hub Blog: Size Doesn't Matter — Paul Kedrosky's report on the size …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: VCs Talk The Talk But Clearly Can't Crawl, Let Alone Walk
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: StartupNation releases “Success” calculator
Ross Miller / Engadget:
The secret to Palm Pre dev mode lies in the Konami code — We couldn't believe it either, but as it turns out, from the launcher screen of your Pre, simply type in the phrase “upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart” — which if you parse with spacing might be more easily recognizable …
Discussion: PreCentral.net, Gizmodo, MobileCrunch, Electronista, IntoMobile, Kotaku, all things Pre, Newlaunches.com, I4U News, Joystiq, Switched, Gizmodo Australia, eWeek, The Edge of I-Hacked and TechVi
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: Palm Eos / Pixie Confirmed
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Palm Pre News Flurry: Konami Code Used for Dev Mode, WebOS Root …
James Falconer / IntoMobile: ‘Konami Code’ Unleashes ‘Developer Mode’ on the Palm Pre
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: The Palm Pre Is All Over This Konami Code Business
JC Fletcher / Joystiq: The Konami Code works in Palm Pre's OS
Mike Kuznoff / TechVi: Palm Pre OS files leaked
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Pre Recovery Tool Leaks Out, Including webOS Root Image(!)
Pre Recovery Tool Leaks Out, Including webOS Root Image(!)
Discussion: Gizmodo, Softpedia News, all things Pre, Palm WebOS, My Pre, Fast Company, Engadget, SlashGear, MobileCrunch, Electricpig.co.uk, Ubergizmo, Gadgetell and TechVi
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Palm Pre Gets Its First Homebrew App, WebOS “Easy to Modify”
Tony Peric / all things Pre: Palm EOS (Pixie) Found Embedded In Leaked ROM?
Shane McGlaun / My Pre: Palm Pixie confirmed in ROM leak
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Palm Pre Code Leaks, Indie Apps Follow
Chris Davies / SlashGear: webOS ROM spawns first “Hello World!” Pre app; Palm “zepfloyd” codename spotted
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Palm's Pixie flitters into view past Castle
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: First Palm Pre homebrew app arrives
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Palm Pixie/Eos confirmed via leaked webOS ROM
Kevin Harter / TechVi: Overheating seemingly causing display problems in Pre
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Facebook usernames and the battle over your digital identity — Techmeme is buzzing with the news that Facebook is finally going to provide custom usernames — and hence web addresses — for its 200 million users. The land grab begins in just over three days at facebook.com/username/.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Regular Geek, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Technology Live, broadstuff, p2pnet, GMSV, Alexander van Elsas's Weblog … and Mark Evans
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Not Everyone is Excited About Facebook Vanity URLs
Nancy Blair / Technology Live: User names coming to Facebook
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: So who is going to Pwn your Digital Identity?
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …: Everybody loses in the battle over our online identity
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider:
Palm Promotes Ex-Apple Rubinstein To CEO (PALM, AAPL) — Palm (PALM) chairman Jon Rubinstein, a former Apple (AAPL) executive, will become Palm's CEO. Current Palm CEO Ed Colligan will move to Elevation Partners, the private equity firm that owns a big chunk of Palm.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Business Wire and Engadget
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Jon Rubinstein takes over as Palm CEO
Justin Scott / Mozilla Add-ons Blog:
Introducing Add-on Collections — The ability to completely customize your browser with thousands of add-ons is one of the best features of Firefox, and highlights the talent, dedication, and innovation of our great community. With thousands of add-ons and close to 1.5 billion downloads …
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog, Gadgetwise, Webmonkey, OStatic blogs, Lifehacker, Ajaxian, Mashable! and Asa Dotzler
Nicole Loux / The Mozilla Blog: Mozilla Introduces Add-on Collections
Azadeh Ensha / Gadgetwise: Firefox Makes Managing Add-ons Easier
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: Finding the Best Firefox Add-ons Gets Easier With New ‘Collections’
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Mozilla Updates Firefox Add-Ons Site with Collections
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian: Web Developer Collection: Packaged up Firefox extensions
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Firefox Introduces Add-On Collections
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Apple finalizes PowerPC divorce with OS upgrade — Apple, a company that's rarely namby-pamby about making technological changes, has put its foot down once again with its Snow Leopard upgrade to Mac OS X due in September. — When the new operating system arrives in September, it'll work only on Intel-based Macs.
Discussion: Macworld, Ars Technica, MacRumors, Gadget Lab, TUAW, TweakTown News, Neowin.net and Macsimum News
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple dashes hopes for ZFS support in Snow Leopard
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple Euthanizes PowerPC Macs with Snow Leopard
Megan Lavey / TUAW: OS 10.6: PowerPC officially left behind
Sean Kalinich / TweakTown News: Apple drops the PPC with Snow Leopard
Michael Brown / Neowin.net: Mac OS X 10.6 requirements reveal OpenCL limitations
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘CNET’: Snow Leopard will be for Intel Macs only
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft to discontinue MS Money — Microsoft plans to stop selling Microsoft Money, its venerable, but not market-leading personal finance program, CNET News has learned. — The software maker has been notifying financial institutions and plans to announce the move to customers …
Discussion: TechFlash, All about Microsoft and BloggingStocks, Thanks:atul
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Why Microsoft is dumping Money
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft to close the till on Microsoft Money
Tom Barlow / BloggingStocks: Say goodbye to Microsoft Money
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
French court savages “three-strikes” law, tosses it out — France's groundbreaking “three strikes” law that would disconnect repeat Internet file-swappers has been overturned by the country's Constitutional Council. “Innocent until proven guilty” still means something in France.
Discussion: New York Times, Guardian, TorrentFreak, p2pnet, TechSpot, Techdirt, Reuters and Electronista
Richard Wray / Guardian: French anti-filesharing law overturned
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: French “three-strikes” law ruled unconstitutional
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: French Constitutional Council Guts ‘Three Strikes’ As Unconstitutional
Emile Picy / Reuters: French court curbs disputed Internet piracy rules
Google Mobile Blog:
The Iterative Web App - Faster Address Auto-complete and Keyboard Shortcuts — On April 7th, we announced a new version of Gmail for mobile for iPhone and Android-powered devices. Among the improvements was a complete redesign of the web application's underlying code which allows us …
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch, InformationWeek and Lifehacker
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Gmail mobile gets keypad shortcuts, auto-complete
Nigel Daley / Yahoo! Developer Network Home:
Announcing the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop — Today we're announcing the general availability of the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop, a source-only distribution of Apache Hadoop that we deploy here at Yahoo!. In my role as quality and release engineering manager for grid technologies at Yahoo! …
Discussion: TechCrunchIT, Yahoo!, PC World and OStatic blogs
Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT: Yahoo Releases Internal Hadoop Source Code
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: Yahoo Seeks Hadoop Boost With Release of Internal Version
Free broadband won't entice all — Some 43% of adults who currently do not have internet access would remain disconnected even if they were given a free PC and broadband connection. — The statistic, part of research conducted by regulator Ofcom will make depressing reading for some.
Discussion: Softpedia News, The Register, broadstuff, CrunchGear, CircleID, Mashable! and Tim Anderson's ITWriting
Chris Williams / The Register: People without broadband in 'I don't want broadband' shock
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Lets drop this pretence of “Internet for All” shall we....
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: How do you convince the elderly to go online? Should you even bother?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Eye-Fi launches wireless memory card for pro photographers — Eye-Fi has been building out its product line of memory cards that use Wi-Fi to upload photos directly from a digital camera to the Internet. — Now it's going one step further with the Eye-Fi Pro, aimed at professional photographers and enthusiasts.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News, Gizmodo, jkOnTheRun, Electronista, Gearlog, bub.blicio.us, Macworld, Obsessable and Boing Boing Gadgets
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Eye-Fi Adds Pro Card with RAW Uploads, Ad Hoc Transfer
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: Eye-Fi Pro Wireless SD Card Review
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Eye-Fi Pro Sends Photos to Computer Over Ad Hoc Wi-Fi, No Router or Hotspot Needed
Corinne Iozzio / Gearlog: Eye-Fi Pro Adds Peer-to-Peer Connectivity, RAW Support
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: Eye-Fi Looks to the Pros
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Digg's Amazing Business Model, Explained — Now this is where you take out your not-really-that-Easy-Button, and start jumping on it. Do that while you watch this interview of Digg CEO Jay Adelson, as part of Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman's continuing “3 Days In The Valley” tour.
Discussion: The SiliconANGLE
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Some Theories on How Digg's Making Money.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Exclusive: Twitter Investor Betaworks Buys Twitterfeed Stake — Since most of the news sites we read have signed up for Twitter accounts in recent months, we've all but stopped using our RSS reader to find news. Twitter is great for headlines, and because messages are instant …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Maximum PC all, Thanks:atul
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org: Betaworks, Accelerator Group Buy Majority Stake In Twitterfeed
Florence Ion / Maximum PC all: 5 Vanity-Free Ways to Use Twitter
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ironic But True — Many On Twitter Are Just Silent — Yesterday we heard from Harvard Business School researchers that only 10 percent of Twitter users are generating almost 90 percent of the content. Today, HubSpot, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup, has released a study that not only backs …
Discussion: Mashable!, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, VentureBeat, WebProNews and The Technology Chronicles
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Are Twitter Users Inactive? Depends on How You Look at It
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Twitter study finds more lurkers than active users
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Wonder What Percentage of Tweets are Retweets?
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles: Most Twitter users are less than Twitter-obsessed
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
New MacBook Pros Can Boot From Their Internal SD Slot — Aside from photo transfers and straight up storage expansion, the SD card slot in the new MacBook Pros has a single, [extremely] cool trick up its sleeve (slot?): it's bootable. — According to a fresh Knowledge Base article …
Discussion: HardMac.com, Engadget, Macworld, Apple, PC World, Ars Technica, TUAW and Computerworld Blogs
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Apple's new MacBook Pro family unboxing and hands-on!
Aulia Masna / Macworld: MacBook Pro SD slot not just for digital camera cards
Dan Frakes / PC World: SD Stands For...startup Drive?
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Boot from the SD card slot in new MacBook Pros
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Yahoo Nukes Man's Photos Over Obama Comments — Flickr user Shepherd Johnson was browsing the official White House photostream one night when he decided to post a politically-charged comment. Then another, then another. Soon, without warning, Yahoo's photo-sharing service deleted his account, complete with 1,200 pictures.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo Bans Anti-Obama Flickr Commenter
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Microsoft takes aim at fake antivirus program — Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool was updated this week to detect a generic type of fake antivirus program known as “Win32/InternetAntivirus.” — The Microsoft Malware Protection Center gives Win32/InternetAntivirus an alert level of “severe.”
Discussion: TechSpot, Softpedia News, Microsoft Malware … and PC World
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Microsoft takes aim at fake antivirus software
Mmpc / Microsoft Malware Protection Center: Internet Antivirus Pro is “unable” (to detect any real malware)
Robert McMillan / PC World: Microsoft Update Removes Rogue Antivirus Program