Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Keeping News of Kidnapping Off Wikipedia — For seven months, The New York Times managed to keep out of the news the fact that one of its reporters, David Rohde, had been kidnapped by the Taliban. — But that was pretty straightforward compared with keeping it off Wikipedia.
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Murad Ahmed / Tech Central: Why Wikipedia was right to stop the revelation of David Rohde's kidnapping
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Wikipedia censors reporter kidnapping
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: The Troubles of Crowdsourcing: How Do You Keep a Secret?
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: All the news that's fit to print (or edit)
Dave Jeyes / TECH.BLORGE.com: Wales quashes kidnapping on Wikipedia
Mark John / Reuters:
Telecom firms back standard phone charger in Europe — Top mobile telephone suppliers have agreed to back an EU-wide harmonization of phone chargers, the European Commission said on Monday, hailing the pact as good news for consumers and the environment. — The agreement by Nokia …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Nokia, Apple, RIM and others agree on micro-USB phone charger standard for Europe
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Micro-USB becomes standard Euro phone charger
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Mobile Phones to Have Universal Micro-USB For Charging
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Next iPhone will charge via Micro USB
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Apple to adopt micro-USB for charging
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Companies Agree to Standardize Chargers for Handsets in EU
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Apple, LG, Samsung, Others Agree to microUSB Charge Port
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Micro-USB Become Phone Charger Standard in EU
Microsoft puts Razorfish up for sale — By Tim Bradshaw in Cannes and Richard Waters in San Francisco — Microsoft has appointed Morgan Stanley to find a potential buyer for Razorfish, its digital agency — Publicis Groupe, the French marketing company that says it is planning …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Microsoft Reportedly Seeks Buyer For Razorfish
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Just another Microsoft Monday: Quick picks
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Microsoft to cut Razorfish loose
Anupreeta Das / MediaFile: TMZ got the scoop, will it see the money?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Finally Selling Razorfish
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Why Razorfish Divestiture Now? — Back in 2007, we briefly reviewed …
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance: Microsoft to sell Razorfish; needs to focus on search, Windows
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Is Microsoft Ready to Shave Off Razorfish's Conflict of Interest?
Tom Johansmeyer / BloggingStocks: Microsoft to unload Razorfish, Publicis looking?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Microsoft Tries to Sell Ad Agency It Never Wanted
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Microsoft looks to sell Razorfish
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Microsoft to cast Razorfish off
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft Looks to Sell Razorfish
Vodafone eyes T-Mobile UK bid — By Andrew Parker and Neil Hume in London and Gerrit Wiesmann in Frankfurt — Vodafone is considering an offer to buy T-Mobile UK in an audacious move that would have huge repercussions for the British mobile phone market.
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Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews: Report: Vodafone Considering Bid For T-Mobile UK
Chris Williams / The Register: Vodafone said to be mulling T-Mobile UK bid
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Vodafone looking to buy T-Mobile UK?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: UK Mobile market to become rational?
Michael Oryl / MobileBurn.com: Vodafone considering purchase of T-Mobile UK
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Vodafone considering T-Mobile buyout
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Vodafone Looks to Buy T-Mobile
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Makes a Case That It Isn't So Big — SAN FRANCISCO — Google handles roughly two-thirds of all Internet searches. It owns the largest online video site, YouTube, which is more than 10 times more popular than its nearest competitor. And last year, Google sold nearly $22 billion in advertising …
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Meet The Googler In Charge Of Saying Google Isn't So Great
C Shanti / TG Daily: God is out on whether Google is good or evil
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google and Big: The Roman Crowd Sees One Thing, Caesar Another
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
So You're an Obsessive-Compulsive Stats-Aholic? There's an App for That — The New ‘Pro’ Version of Buzzworthy Trend-Tracking Service Trendrr Is Total Digital Crack — My name is Simon Dumenco and I'm a stats addict. Seriously — it's kind of a problem.
Fred / A VC:
Trendrr - The Freemium Web Charting Service
Trendrr - The Freemium Web Charting Service
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Trend Spotting Service Trendrr Switches to Freemium Model
A What-man? — When the Sony Walkman was launched, 30 years ago this week, is started a revolution in portable music. But how does it compare with its digital successors? The Magazine invited 13-year-old Scott Campbell to swap his iPod for a Walkman for a week. — My dad had told me it was the iPod of its day.
Discussion: Engadget, TechCrunch, Boing Boing Gadgets, Switched, Gadget Lab and CrunchGear
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: 13-year-old trades iPod for Walkman, reports on mysterious ancient artifact
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Kid Swaps iPod For Sony Walkman, Gets A Culture Shock
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Kid swaps iPod for 30 year old Walkman
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: 13 Year Old Uses Walkman for a Week. Result: Embarrassment
Thieves ‘using Google Earth to steal koi carp’ — Thieves are using Google Earth to steal expensive koi carp from homeowners' ponds, police believe. — They are believed to be using Internet mapping systems to identify gardens with ponds so they can take the sought-after specimens.
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com, Newlaunches.com and GPS Obsessed
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Google Earth used to find and steal Koi
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Ch-ch-ch-changes: A visual history of Firefox — The official release of Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is due this week. It's a significant milestone in the open-source browser's history. Putting pure features aside, let's take a look at some of the big design changes Mozilla has made over the years …
Discussion: The Register
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Firefox 3.5 set to land tomorrow
Jeremy Sikora / The iPhone Blog:
iPhone 3GS Jailbreak Software Delayed by Dev Team — Sad day it is for all of you jailbreak fiends out there. The Dev Team has come out to let you all know not to expect a iPhone 3GS jailbreak solution any time soon. While they do have the software ready for prime time they are holding off …
Discussion: Dev-Team Blog, Gizmodo, Boing Boing Gadgets and SlashGear
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: iPhone 3GS Jailbreak Is Ready, You Just Can't Have It Yet (That's a Good Thing)
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPhone 3GS jailbreak delayed: release date unknown
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone 3GS jailbreak imminent; first image unveiled
iPhone 3GS jailbreak imminent; first image unveiled
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Robert Evans / I4U News: First Jailbroken 3GS Spotted.
Google Android News Android Forums:
Unlocked HTC Hero Handsets Available For Pre-order From Amazon.co.uk — Unlocked HTC Hero handsets are now available for preorder from Amazon.co.uk. Priced at £429.99, the HTC Hero phones are sim-free unlocked handsets with a release date of July 15th. — The HTC Hero Box Contains:
Discussion: Android Phone Fans, I4U News and IntoMobile
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: HTC Hero Pre-Order At Amazon UK!
Robert Evans / I4U News: It's HTC Hero Pre-Order Time.
James Falconer / IntoMobile: HTC Hero Now Available for Pre-Order at Amazon.co.uk
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
ChallengePost launches problem-solving site with Wozniak, Betaworks onboard — ChallengePost is a public marketplace for companies, non-profits and individuals to create contests and award prize money for solving problems. It is launching in beta today. One of the challenges currently …
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
AOL Cracks Web Publishing — Sans Time Warner — Portal Points Way to Future, and It's Vertical Sites Run by Small Staffs — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the heady days of early 2000, the megamerger of AOL and Time Warner heralded the web-based future of publishing.
Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
Metro Crash May Exemplify Paradox of Human-Machine Interaction — Sometime soon, investigators will piece together why one train on Metro's Red Line hurtled into another last Monday, killing nine people and injuring dozens. Early indications suggest a computer system may have malfunctioned …
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
Is free the future? — At a hearing on Capitol Hill in May, James Moroney, the publisher of the Dallas Morning News, told Congress about negotiations he'd just had with the online retailer Amazon. The idea was to license his newspaper's content to the Kindle, Amazon's new electronic reader.
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