Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google thought Michael Jackson traffic was attack — Google has confirmed that the surge of Michael Jackson-related searches on Google News Thursday was first interpreted as an attack on its service. — Google News was inaccessible for some people Thursday afternoon right as rumors …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: News sites collapsed from fetching ads in Jackson traffic surge
David Worthington / Technologizer: Michael Jackson's Death Seen as Attack
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Chart: What It Looks Like When Everyone Searches Google For “Michael Jackson”
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Michael Jackson posthumously tops iTunes charts
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Google - Spike In Michael Jackson Traffic Thought To Be An Attack
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Michael Jackson Collapses Internet - or Not
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Yahoo Reports Record-Breaking Traffic After Jackson's Death
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Michael Jackson's Death Slows Google
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Celebrity News Interpreted as a DDOS
Nicki Dugan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Losing Michael Jackson
Losing Michael Jackson
Discussion: Search Engine Land, CNET News, Staff Blog, Mashable!, AppScout and Yahoo! Search Blog
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Unclear how badly news sites fared after Jackson's death
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: News of Jackson's Death Took Down Google News
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Screenshots of the New TouchFLO 3D v2.5 — When the Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 get the Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade later this summer, it looks like they are getting a new version of TouchFLO 3D (Manila v2.5) that stretches the interface a bit deeper and makes it more customizable than seen on the current iteration.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, Phone Arena, WMExperts, Gizmodo, WMPoweruser.com, SlashPhone and Mobile Tech Addicts
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: TouchFLO 3D 2.5 gets previewed, lusted after
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: A look at the next generation of TouchFLO 3D
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Video: New HTC TouchFLO 3D Manila 2.5 Leaked
Laura June / Engadget:
White iPhone 3GS reportedly overheats, turns a browner shade of white — Right after its launch, we noted the sundry problems reported by new iPhone 3GS owners, but this is the first time we've heard tell of this specific one... and it seems like a doozy. It's unclear exactly what caused this …
Discussion: I4U News, Gizmodo, iPhone Buzz, The iPhone Blog, CrunchGear, pocketnow.com, 9 to 5 Mac and techeblog.com
Robert Evans / I4U News: White iPhones Overheating, Turning Brown?
Budi Putra / iPhone Buzz: White iPhone 3GS suffering heat and discoloration
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: iPhone 3GS Suffering Heat Discoloration?
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: I like my iPhones the way I like my marshmallows: golden brown
Chuong Nguyen / pocketnow.com: Apple iPhone in a Shade of Pink or Brown
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: French iPhone Crème Brulée
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Firefox 3.5 gears up for a possible Tuesday public release — A Mozilla spokesperson confirmed to Betanews early this evening that, if all pans out as planned, the organization will officially release the Firefox 3.5 Web browser to the general public as soon as Tuesday, June 30.
Discussion: Geekword, SEO and Tech Daily, Beet.TV and LinuxWorld.com
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Firefox 3.5 likely for this week
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Confirmed: Firefox 3.5 Will Launch on Tuesday: “The Next Evolution of the Browser”
Paul Krill / LinuxWorld.com: Firefox 3.5 eyed for Tuesday release
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Apple kills Routesy app, my iPhone gets less useful — The fuss continues over Apple's capricious acceptance policy for its iPhone/iPod Touch App Store, most recently with the rejection of an app called Hottest Girls. But for me and a few other San Franciscans, there's a much bigger cause of outrage …
Discussion: blogs.sfweekly.com, SF Appeal and Webomatica
Joe Eskenazi / blogs.sfweekly.com: Who Owns Muni's Arrival and Departure Times? That Depends on Whom You Ask.
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: What Happened To iPhone App Routesy
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
iPhone Bob leaves Apple to pursue venture capital investing — The man who took us on a guided tour of the iPhone 3G is leaving Apple to help a venture capital firm invest its horde of $1 billion. — Bob Borchers, who most recently served as senior director of worldwide product marketing …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Venture Capital Dispatch
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: iPhone marketing head goes to VC firm; iTunes breaks records after Jackson death
UK ‘has cyber attack capability’ — The UK has the ability to launch cyber attacks but does not use it for industrial espionage like some other countries, minister Lord West has said. — He refused to be drawn on whether it was used for military purposes.
Discussion: Counter Measures, SophosLabs blog, Vitalsecurity.org and Telegraph
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org: Save us from these idiots
Duncan Gardham / Telegraph: Hackers recruited to fight ‘new cold war’
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Tour hitting Verizon Wireless on July 12th, selling for $199? — Well, you heard that right peoples. It looks like Verizon Wireless is gearing up to launch the much-awaited BlackBerry Tour on July 12th. The best part? It appears it's going to go for $199 with a two-year agreement according to Verizon's testman site.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Softpedia News, Unwired View, CrackBerry.com blogs and Engadget
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: BlackBerry Tour hitting Verizon on July 12 for $199.99?
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Warner Bros. emerges as sole bidder for Midway Games — All over but the shoutin' for Midway sale? Credit: Togoodtobe4gotton via Flckr. — Times up! The deadline for submitting bids to buy Midway Games passed Wednesday afternoon with just one offer — a $33-million deal from Warner Bros …
Discussion: VG247, Kotaku, GoNintendo and Joystiq
Stephany Nunneley / VG247: Warner likely new Midway owner after being sole bidder
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Warner Bros. Wins Bid For Midway For A Very Simple Reason
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Warner Bros. was the only one interested in Midway
Los Angeles Times:
Warner Bros. emerges as sole bidder for Midway Games
Warner Bros. emerges as sole bidder for Midway Games
Discussion: VentureBeat, Destructoid and Blue's News
Brad Nicholson / Destructoid: The bidding is over: Warner Bros. the likely owner of Midway
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
The True Story of True Ventures — San Francisco-based True Ventures emerged on the venture scene in 2005 and its way of doing business — focusing on seed-stage startups that it can afford to back for the long haul — quickly resonated with LPs. Not only did they give True $155 million …
Discussion: The SiliconANGLE, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Dear Comcast: The Idea When You Bundle Is That People Are Supposed To Get A Discount — When companies offer “bundles” of the various services they offer, part of the point is that if you're buying multiple packages together, you get some sort of “discount.”
Colin / Pre Insiders:
Palm Pre Mojo SDK Download Leaked To The Web (Links Updated!) — Just around an hour ago, @robovalzuniga sent out a tweet confirming that Palm's Mojo SDK had in fact leaked out. What's better, he included a download link. Yes, you can now download the (beta) SDK for the Pre.
Paul Miller / Engadget: Palm's Mojo SDK beta for webOS leaks into the wild
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Palm Pre's Mojo SDK Leaked: Bring on the Apps
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
Companies appeal to China to drop Web filter plan — BEIJING - — Global business groups have made an unusual direct appeal to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to scrap an order for PC makers to supply controversial Internet filtering software, citing security and privacy concerns.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Mashable!
Michael W. Jones / TECH.BLORGE.com: Global business protests Chinese Web filter plan
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Companies To China: We Implore You to Reconsider Green Dam
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Winning Teams Join to Qualify for $1 Million Netflix Prize — The Netflix Prize, a computing challenge that's been compared to scaling Mount Everest and flummoxed programmers for more than three years, has been summited. — Two front runners in the contest, Team Pragmatic Theory and Team Bellkor in Chaos …
Discussion: Bits, NewTeeVee, Mashable!, ReadWriteWeb, Techdirt, Geeking with Greg, Hacking NetFlix, UMBC ebiquity and Slashdot
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Has the Netflix Prize Finally Been Won?!
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: $1 Million Netflix Prize To Be Won Imminently
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: They Did It! One Team Reports Success in the $1m Netflix Prize
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Did Someone Finally Win The Netflix Prize?
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: The $1M Netflix Prize has been won
Soulskill / Slashdot: Netflix Prize May Have Been Achieved
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Doubles Upload Size Limit — YouTube has doubled the size of standard uploads for regular-Joe account holders to 2 GB from 1 GB. The company told us this afternoon the move was in order to accommodate users' HD uploads. But despite the size increase, non-partner videos are still limited to 10 minutes in length.
Discussion: Alec Saunders SquawkBox, Geekword, Gadgetell, Cartoon Barry Blog and Mashable!
Mansoor Ahmed / Geekword: YouTube has doubled the upload size limit..
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: Double the YouTube: Now you can upload 2GB videos
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: YouTube Doubles Max File Size on Uploads to 2GB
Michael Geist Blog:
Rogers Again Injects Web Pages With Its Own Content — Canadian Internet watchers may recall a controversy in late 2007 when Rogers began experimenting with adding its own content to webpages that its subscribers visit. The company used the technology to alert customers about their data usage.
Discussion: Techdirt, Shooting at Bubbles and p2pnet
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Rogers Back To Inserting Its Messages Onto Others' Websites
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Mythbusters' Adam Savage Discovers Insane Roaming Fees: $11,000 iPhone Bill For A Few Hours Surfing — Every few months or so there's an article somewhere about an insane phone bill that someone gets because they took their phone out of the country without recognizing the insanity that is international roaming rates.
Discussion: TechCrunch, iPhone Buzz, Stay N' Alive, Mashable!, DSLreports, InformationWeek, Lockergnome Blog Network and Hardware 2.0
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: MythBuster Adam Savage Leads Twitter Revolt Against AT&T
Budi Putra / iPhone Buzz: What?! $11,000 insane iPhone bill!
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Adam Savage's Twitter Army Stages #AT&T Backlash
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Mythbusters' Adam Savage hit with $11,000 AT&T bill
John Leyden / The Register:
Blue chip FTP logins found on cybercrime server — Monster breach exposes Amazon and BBC to compromise — Security researchers have found a treasure chest of FTP passwords, some from high profile sites, on an open cybercrime server. — Jacques Erasmus, CTO at security tools firm Prevx …
Discussion: Softpedia News and SC Magazine US
Greg Masters / SC Magazine US: FTP login credentials at major corporations breached