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, BetaNews, blackrimglasses and Incremental Blogger, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Unboxing Amazon's Kindle DX
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: blogs.ft.com, Guardian, TechCrunch, Telegraph, Contentinople, Silicon Alley Insider, MediaMemo, TheNextWeb.com, Music Ally, Mashable! and 901am
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com: Last.fm loses its founders
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Last.fm founders to leave company
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Last.fm Founders Call It Quits
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: Last.fm founders to choose their successors
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: Last.fm Founders Exit Music Video Site
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Radio Go-Go: Last.fm Founders To Leave
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 …
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Mesquite-based id Software bringing Doom Resurrection to iPhone and iPod Touch
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: iPhone 3G S to use PowerVR SGX GPU core for OpenGL ES 2.0
Charles Starrett / iLounge: T-Mobile Netherlands confirms 3G S processor, RAM specs
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
Steven Sande / TUAW: Like a good neighbor, iPhone is there — Last month we talked …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: iPhone 3G S plans revealed on Rogers, O2
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, VentureBeat and digg.com
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, Guardian, MobileCrunch, Macsimum News, Telegraph, blogs.telegraph.co.uk …, Just Another iPhone Blog and Music Ally
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com: O2: We can't justify breaking iPhone contracts
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Tweeting iPhone users petition O2 for a better deal
Chris Velazco / MobileCrunch: iPhone 3G S available through AT&T Premier?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Twitter petition blasts AT&T's iPhone upgrade pricing
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
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/.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Not Everyone is Excited About Facebook Vanity URLs
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
Nancy Blair / Technology Live: User names coming to Facebook
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: VG247 and Obsessable
Patrick Garratt / VG247: “Web 2.0″ beats “noob” to millionth English word
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
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: The Mainstreaming of Smartphones — Everyone who reads this blog …
Michael Wolff / The Huffington Post: Are You Dull? A Smartphone Can Tell You
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: Gizmodo, PreCentral.net, MobileCrunch, Electronista, IntoMobile, Kotaku, all things Pre, I4U News, Newlaunches.com, The Edge of I-Hacked, eWeek, Joystiq, Switched, TechVi and digg.com
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Palm Pre News Flurry: Konami Code Used for Dev Mode, WebOS Root …
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: Palm Eos / Pixie Confirmed
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, Engadget, Ubergizmo, all things Pre, Palm WebOS, SlashGear, My Pre, Fast Company, MobileCrunch, Electricpig.co.uk, Gadgetell, TechVi and Slashdot
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?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: webOS ROM spawns first “Hello World!” Pre app; Palm “zepfloyd” codename spotted
Shane McGlaun / My Pre: Palm Pixie confirmed in ROM leak
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Palm Pre Code Leaks, Indie Apps Follow
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
Soulskill / Slashdot: Palm's webOS Root Image Leaks Out
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, hypebot, Slashdot, APM's Future Tense and digg.com
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Class Action Suit Seeks To Reclaim $100M RIAA “Stole” From Fans
Soulskill / Slashdot: Camara Goes On Offense Against the RIAA
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: Techdirt, Reuters, Electronista and Slashdot
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: French Constitutional Council Guts ‘Three Strikes’ As Unconstitutional
Emile Picy / Reuters: French court curbs disputed Internet piracy rules
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Legal Authority Kills French Three-Strikes Law
Legal Authority Kills French Three-Strikes Law
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, TUAW, Gadget Lab, TweakTown News, Neowin.net and Macsimum News
Christopher Breen / Macworld: Leopard's upgrade options
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple dashes hopes for ZFS support in Snow Leopard
Megan Lavey / TUAW: OS 10.6: PowerPC officially left behind
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple Euthanizes PowerPC Macs with Snow Leopard
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
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: Gadget Lab and AnandTech
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Don't look inside Apple's black box
Don't look inside Apple's black box
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Technologizer, PC Magazine, AppleInsider, Gearlog, Guardian, AppScout, TUAW, PC World, Edible Apple, Touch Arcade, Daring Fireball and MobileContentToday
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Some iPhone 3G S specs revealed
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: No Specs Please, We're Apple
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine: Apple's New iPhone 3G S Pricing, Explained
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: iPhone 3G S Cases Available? But Of Course!
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Amid the expectation, Apple plays it safe
Sascha Segan / AppScout: iPhone 3.0: What to Do on June 17th
Dave Caolo / TUAW: T Mobile shares iPhone processor, RAM specs
Blake Patterson / Touch Arcade: Developer Reactions to the New iPhone 3G S
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Apple's Black Box
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Podcast 28: iFixit.com …
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
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: HipMojo.com and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: VCs Talk The Talk But Clearly Can't Crawl, Let Alone Walk
Alexander Haislip / PE Hub Blog: Size Doesn't Matter — Paul Kedrosky's report on the size …
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: CircleID, Softpedia News, The Register, broadstuff, CrunchGear, 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, Macworld, Gizmodo, jkOnTheRun, Electronista, Gearlog, bub.blicio.us, 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.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Revenue at Craigslist Is Said to Top $100 Million — SAN FRANCISCO — As the newspaper industry and its classified advertising business wither, one company appears to be doing extraordinarily well: Craigslist. — The Internet classified ads company, which promotes its “relatively noncommercial nature” …
Discussion: paidContent.org, CNET News, The Aim Group, Contentinople, Podcasting News, Screenwerk, TeleRead, DailyFinance and BloggingStocks, Thanks:atul
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Craigslist revenue flirting with $100 million, report says
Peter M. Zollman / The Aim Group: Craigslist revenue on track to hit the $100 million mark
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Facebook to Offer Vanity URLs
James Lewin / Podcasting News: The Craigslist Conundrum — paidContent and The New York Times today …
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Craigslist Revs Estimated to Exceed $100M
David Rothman / TeleRead: Curiouser and curiouser: Justice ratchets up Google Books probe.
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance: Craigslist revenue over $100 million
Tom Taulli / BloggingStocks: Craigslist: A $100 million powerhouse?
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, Ars Technica, PC World, 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
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Boot from the SD card slot in new MacBook Pros
Dan Frakes / PC World: SD Stands For...startup Drive?
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: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, VentureBeat, WebProNews, The Technology Chronicles and Mashable!
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
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Are Twitter Users Inactive? Depends on How You Look at It
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 and Lifehacker
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Gmail mobile gets keypad shortcuts, auto-complete
Peter Ha / MobileCrunch:
Virgin Mobile USA offers Broadband2Go service with no contract — Using Sprint's EVDO Rev. A network, Virgin Mobile USA announced today the launch of their wireless broadband service, Broadband2Go. — When the service goes live later this month you'll be able to purchase a Novatel Ovation MC760 USB dongle for $150 sans contract.
Discussion: eWeek, Electronista, GigaOM, Market Wire, Obsessable, Technologizer, Engadget, UMPCPortal, PhoneNews.com, Gadgetell and GottaBeMobile.com
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Virgin Mobile USA Offers Pay-As-You Go Mobile Broadband
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: Virgin Mobile Launches Pay-As-You-Go Mobile Broadband
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Pay As You Go Mobile Broadband a Reality
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Virgin Mobile to Launch Aircard and Prepaid Data Service Exclusively via Best Buy
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Virgin Mobile USA to Launch Broadband2Go with No Contract
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
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
ISPs Report Success in Fighting Malware-infected PCs — Computers infected with malicious software remain a big headache for ISPs, but two companies have designed systems that have made the problem much more manageable. — When a PC gets infected with malicious software, it's often used for sending spam.
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Sirius XM Passing Music Royalty Rates On To Subscribers, Raising Lots Of Questions — Beginning at the end of July, Sirius XM satellite radio subscribers will see an extra charge of about $2 per month on their bill, as the company will begin passing along the music royalty rates it must pay to subscribers.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Get ready to pay another $2 to Sirius XM starting next month