Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Steve Jobs Returns to Work as Apple CEO After Medical Leave — Steve Jobs is back at work at Apple Inc., returning to his job as chief executive officer as planned after taking medical leave in January. — “Steve is back to work,” Steve Dowling, an Apple spokesman, said today.
Discussion: VentureBeat, mocoNews, eWeek, Ars Technica, Technologizer, ABCNEWS, Gawker, TechCrunch, PC World, New York Times, MacRumors, The Mac Observer, CNN, Apple 2.0, CNET News, Between the Lines, Pocket-lint.com, tinyComb, I4U News, Mashable!, Silicon Alley Insider, Engadget, Contentinople, LOOPRumors, TUAW and MacNN
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Steve Jobs returns to work at Apple
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Apple's Happy To Have Steve Jobs Back
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple CEO Jobs Returns to Work, Reports Say
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Steve Jobs is “back to work,” says Apple
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Steve Jobs is Officially Back at Work
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Apple Wants You To Know Steve Jobs Is Back At Work
Jared Newman / PC World: It's Official: Jobs is Back to Work, Says Apple
Miguel Helft / New York Times: Apple Says Jobs Has Returned to Work
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Confirms: Steve Jobs Back at Work
John D. Sutter / CNN: Steve Jobs is back at work, Apple says
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Apple: ‘Steve Jobs is back to work’
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Apple's Steve Jobs back at work
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Apple: Steve is back to work
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Steve Jobs Returns To Work
Robert Evans / I4U News: It's Official: Steve Jobs Is Back At Work.
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Steve Jobs Officially Back to Work As Apple's CEO
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Says Steve Jobs Is Officially Back At Work
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Steve Jobs back to work at Apple
Jeff Baumgartner / Contentinople: It's Official: Jobs Is Back on the Job
Kazouz / LOOPRumors: Apple confirms Steve Jobs return.
Dave Caolo / TUAW: CNN: Steve Jobs back at work
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 …
Discussion: PC World, Venture Chronicles, EU Press Room, Electronista, VentureBeat, NEWSFACTOR, Engadget, WebProNews, Ars Technica, AppleInsider, Associated Press, SlashGear, Pocket-lint.com, TheAppleBlog, Macworld, The Toybox, tinyComb, The Register, Technologizer, The iPhone Blog, Gadget Lab, Fast Company, Agence France Presse, GigaOM, Unwired View, IntoMobile, Gizmodo, I4U News, Techgeist, jkOnTheRun, last100, MobileCrunch, Crave, dailywireless.org, Neowin.net and 9 to 5 Mac
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Universal Chargers are a Good Start: 5 More Things That Need Conformity
Mark Long / NEWSFACTOR: Mobile-Phone Chargers Will Become Universal
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Nokia, Apple, RIM and others agree on micro-USB phone charger standard for Europe
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Europe To Get Standardized Mobile Phone Chargers
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Standardized mobile phone charger coming to EU—iPhone, too
Constant Brand / Associated Press: EU, phone makers agree on charging standard
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Micro-USB becomes standard Euro phone charger
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: EU Set to See Single Charging Interface for All Cell Phones, Apple On Board
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Mini-USB Coming To iPhone? Not Neccessary
Jason Meserve / Technologizer: Standardized Phone Charger Would be a Godsend
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Europe Gets Universal Cellphone Charger in 2010
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Europe Gets Handset Makers to Agree to Universal Charger
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Signs On To EU Charger Standardization.
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Mobile Phones to Have Universal Micro-USB For Charging
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Will the EU Phone Charger Agreement Make it to the U. S.?
Steve O'Hear / last100: After pressure from EU, Apple dumping iPhone's Universal Dock Connector? (microUSB)
Marguerite Reardon / Crave: Apple, others agree to universal cell phone charger standard in Europe
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Europe Adopts Standardized Phone Charger
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Apple to adopt micro-USB for charging
Justin Scheck / Wall Street Journal:
Dell Developing Pocket-Sized Device — Engineers at Dell Inc. have been developing a pocket-sized device for tapping into the Internet, people familiar with the company's plans said. — The gadget uses Google Inc.'s Android software, these people said. Two people who said they saw early …
Discussion: Technologizer, CNET News, Digital Daily, Between the Lines, Tech Trader Daily, Electronista, Gearlog and CrunchGear
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: WSJ: Dell is Developing an Android Handheld
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Report: Dell working on Android gadget
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Dell Developing MID (Mobile Internet Disaster)
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Dell Smartphone Rumored, Again
Peter Ha / CrunchGear: Dell working on Android MID, says WSJ
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
China Bans Gold Farming — Trading virtual goods for real money has been banned in China, putting hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity at risk. — In addition to its ongoing crackdown on Internet porn, the Chinese government has declared that virtual currency cannot be traded for real goods or services.
Dave Rosenberg / CNET News: China bans online ‘gold farming’
Michael Sacco / WoW.com: China bans gold farming
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Chinese Gov't Tries To Officially Ban Gold Farming
James Egan / Massively: New legislation in China outlaws gold farming
Patrick Garratt / VG247: China officially bans gold farming
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
PRICED TO SELL — 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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Gawker, The Awl, paidContent and The Long Tail
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Condé Nast's Grumpy East Coast-West Coast Feud
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail: Dear Malcolm: Why so threatened?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook Selects New CFO: Former Genentech Exec Ebersman — Facebook picked a new CFO quietly, after its cloddish public parting with longtime top financial exec Gideon Yu earlier this year. — Facebook said in late March it was looking for a CFO with “public company experience,” …
Taylor Buley / Forbes: Facebook's Financial Friend
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Names Genentech Exec David Ebersman As CFO
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Facebook Taps Ex-Genentech Exec Ebersman As CFO
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Industry Moves: Facebook Appoints Biotechnology Executive As New CFO
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Facebook names a CFO, at last
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Names David Ebersman CFO
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Facebook Gets A New CFO
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook Sets the Stage for IPO With New CFO
The Official Google Blog:
Extending Google services in Africa — At Google we seek to serve a broad base of people — not only those who can afford to access the Internet from the convenience of their workplace or with a computer at home. It's important to reach users wherever they are, with the information they need …
Wright Bryan / NPR Blogs: Google Chases African Mobile Information Market
Fiona Lee / Google Mobile Blog: Designing SMS apps for mobile Africa
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google's Africa Strategy: Search And Trade Via SMS
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google SMS Launches
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google SMS to Boost Mobile Information Delivery in Africa
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Google launches push to send Ugandans vital information through their mobiles
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches SMS-Based Services for Africa
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Fights Information Poverty In Africa
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Google Launches SMS Services in Africa
Kristennicole / bub.blicio.us: Google Goes to Africa, with New Mobile Apps
Zee / TheNextWeb.com: Google takes steps to make information available to all in Africa with Google SMS.
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Google Launches Suite of Text-Based Apps in Africa
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Average Twitter user has 126 followers, and only 20% of users go via website — Got 127 followers on Twitter? Congratulations - you're above average! And do you want to guess when its busiest time was? (Hint: not the Iran election...) — Here are some did-you-knows to drop about Twitter:
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
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.
Discussion: GMSV, Fast Company, Contentinople, p2pnet, Softpedia News, Pocket-lint.com and Tech Central, Thanks:atul
John Murrell / GMSV: Wikipedia held page hostage to protect captive NYT reporter (43)
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Wikipedia and ‘The New York Times’ Suppress Facts to Save Kidnapped Journo
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Google Charms Regulators
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Wikipedia censors reporter kidnapping
Murad Ahmed / Tech Central: Why Wikipedia was right to stop the revelation of David Rohde's kidnapping
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bit.ly's Grand Plans, And Their Inevitable Clash With Digg: Bitly Now — URL shortener and analytics service Bit.ly has been working on a new set of products, being referred to as “Bit.ly Now” internally, which will define the next stage of the company's growth. The company confirmed these plans to us today.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Why bit.ly may beat Digg
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google move paves way for Firefox on Android — Google's move to let software run natively on Android devices opens the door for a version of Firefox that can run on the operating system. — At present, Android applications are written in Java and run on Google's Dalvik Java virtual machine.
Discussion: eWeek, Network World, ReadWriteWeb, The Register, Android Phone Fans, Search Engine Journal, OStatic blogs, Gizmodo and Pocket-lint.com
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Mozilla Firefox for Windows Mobile 6 Platform Released In Second Alpha
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Firefox May Come to Android - Too Little Too Late?
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Firefox 3.5 set to land tomorrow
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Android Roundup: News Me Missed, You Shouldn't
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Firefox to debut on Android?
Olivia Ma / Google News Blog:
A Call to News Publishers: How to Share Your Video — We're always looking for ways to enhance the way people consume the news, and we have some improvements planned over the next few months. To get things started, Google News and YouTube are teaming up to help news publishers build a bigger audience for their video content.
Discussion: WebProNews, YouTube Blog, Silicon Alley Insider, Search Engine Watch, eWeek, paidContent, The Official Google Blog, ReadWriteWeb, TECH.BLORGE.com, Mashable!, Search Engine Journal, SEO and Tech Daily and NewTeeVee, Thanks:atul
Chris Crum / WebProNews: YouTube Gets Serious About News
Olivia Ma / YouTube Blog: Helping You Report the News
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Invites Newspapers To Broadcast Themselves On YouTube
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Invites News Partners to Share Video
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google News, YouTube Invite News Groups to Share Video Content
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Updated: Google Wants Newspapers To Post Their Videos To YouTube …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Wants Citizen Journalists and Professional Media Organizations …
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google News to now feature YouTube Videos
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Google News Opens the Floodgates to YouTube Publishers
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Got News? Google and YouTube Want You!
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Hulu, Google, YooStar
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google: We're Not Really That Big But If We Are, We Aren't Bad — The NY Times offers a broad article about Google's efforts to define, explain and clarify its place in the market in the face of increasing anti-trust scrutiny (Google Makes a Case That It Isn't So Big).
Discussion: VentureBeat, WebProNews, Mashable!, AdExchanger.com and Google Watch, Thanks:atul
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google's share of ad spending: 2.66 percent
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Has Plenty of Competition
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Got a Good Credit Score? Prepare for High-End Google Ads
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Cable DVRs are legal: Supreme Court denies appeal of Cablevision decision — The last possible effort by movie studios such as 20th Century Fox and cable television producers, including CNN and Cartoon Network, to forestall cable service providers such as Cablevision from providing their customers …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, eWeek, NewTeeVee, Tech Beat, GigaOM, paidContent, Reuters, Contentinople, Tech Trader Daily and DSLreports
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Dueling spins on the Cablevision ruling
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Supremes Won't Hear Cablevision Case, Hello Remote DVRs!
Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat: Supreme Court: Cablevision Remote DVR is OK
James Vicini / Reuters: Court rejects appeal on Cablevision network DVR
Jeff Baumgartner / Contentinople: Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in RS-DVR Case
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
The Pirate Bay to Take On YouTube, Hulu with The Video Bay — Watch out Hollywood, another threat to your profits appears to be setting sail and headed in your direction. A site called The Video Bay aims to make pirated TV shows and Hollywood movies available in hi-def quality for streaming through …
Discussion: Gizmodo, BBC, Ars Technica, TechCrunch Europe, NewTeeVee, dot.life, AppScout, T3.com News, the Econsultancy blog and Technologizer
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: The Video Bay to Push Open Video (Someday)
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life: Video Bay: A young YouTube?
Mark Hachman / AppScout: The Pirate Bay Takes on YouTube with The Video Bay
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: The Pirate Bay's Next Target: YouTube.
Apple Tops List of Hardware Sites, Rings Up Buzz in June — Anticipatory buzz around the release of the latest model of the iPhone most likely helped Apple secure the top traffic spot among hardware manufacturers in May 2009. The site drew 55.7 million unique viewers …
Discussion: Gearlog and The Microsoft Blog
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: iPhone 3GS Buzz Helps Boost Apple's Web Traffic
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Tech Rumor of the Day: Nvidia — Nvidia (NVDA Quote) is once again on the verge of cracking a mobile device market: smartphones. — Mike Rayfield, the general manager of Nvidia's mobile unit says he expects the company's Tegra chip to debut in a phone from one of the top five cell-phone makers …
Discussion: Unwired View, Electronista, MobileCrunch and WMPoweruser.com
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Comcast launches High-Speed 2go WiMax service tomorrow in Portland, other cities to follow by end of year — Put down that bowl of homemade granola and take heed, citizens of Portland: you're about to get a first crack at Comcast's High-Speed 2go service, and we don't want any of your excuses about …
Discussion: CNET News, Tech Beat, GigaOM, Comcast, BetaNews, DSLreports, MuniWireless, Gearlog, Electronista and Sidecut Reports
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Comcast to offer 4G wireless broadband service
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat: Comcast Launches Wireless Laptop Access in Portland
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Comcast goes WiMAX
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Comcast Unveils Mobile WiMax Service …
Paul Kapustka / MuniWireless: Comcast ready to resell Clearwire's WiMAX
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Comcast to Bundle Clearwire, Sprint Service in Portland
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Here's How iPhone App Store Ratings Work. Hint: They Don't. — We've been a bit baffled by the system Apple has in place when it comes to ratings for applications in the App Store. Is it allowing apps with nudity? Not allowing them? Allowing them with a 17+ rating?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Kills Maven: From Acquisition To Deadpool In 17 Months — At the beginning of last year, Yahoo made a fairly large acquisition with the purchase of online video distribution and advertising platform provider Maven Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, which we reported as a rumor …
Wade Roush / Xconomy: Report: Yahoo to Mothball Maven
Connie Schultz / Plain Dealer:
Tighter copyright law could save newspapers: Connie Schultz — A recent series of investigative stories in our newspaper illustrated the best that journalism has to offer, which is why so many in our industry responded with mixed emotions. — My colleague Mark Puente unearthed a festering scandal …
Discussion: Techdirt, BuzzMachine and Marc's Voice
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Yet Another Plan To Change Copyright Law To Protect Newspapers
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: First, kill the lawyers - before they kill the news
Why the New York Times Co. Will Be in Business Until at Least 2012 — Revolving Credit Facility Due Date Looms, but Sulzbergers Should Be Able to Retain Control — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — “The month of May came and went,” the New York Times Co. told staff last Thursday, “and …
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance: The future of the Times: Better than you think
Ted Nesi / Providence Business News:
Amazon.com cuts R.I. partners over tax — Net retailer says state cannot force it to collect sales tax — PROVIDENCE - Amazon.com Inc. cut ties today with its business affiliates in Rhode Island to protest a provision in the draft state budget that would force the company to collect sales tax, Providence Business News has confirmed.
Discussion: TechFlash, The Register and internetnews.com
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon cuts off Rhode Island affiliates over sales tax issue
Austin Modine / The Register: Amazon.com dumps North Carolina affiliates
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Palm Pre Build Quality Issues Continue to Slide Out — So how's the build quality on your Palm Pre? My particular unit is solid, but I'm reading more and more accounts of people complaining about their Pre handsets. Some folks have experienced cracked screens. Others see issues with the sliding hinge mechanism.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Palm Pre Owners Complain About Shoddy Manufacturing
Mark Sullivan / PC World:
A Day in the Life of 3G — During March and April, we spent a day testing the major 3G services in 13 cities across the United States. Verizon's service showed a combination of speed and reliability, Sprint's results lent credence to its ‘most dependable’ claim, and AT&T's network showed fast upload speeds in most cities.
Discussion: Technologizer, Etan on Tech, Sidecut Reports, DSLreports and MobileContentToday
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Verizon vs. Sprint vs. AT&T
Etan Horowitz / Etan on Tech: PC World study says Verizon and Sprint have the most reliable 3G service in Orlando
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Breakdown of 3G Network Speeds, Reliability …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Nabs New Payments Director from Google — The Facebook Platform payments and monetization ecosystem continues to grow rapidly this year, and recently, Facebook has been getting more involved. A few weeks ago, Facebook started testing integration of its own virtual currency …
Discussion: paidContent and VentureBeat, Thanks:mrinaldesai