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: Macworld, Technologizer, AppleInsider, Electronista, EU Press Room, Agence France Presse, The Register, last100, SlashGear, MacRumors, jkOnTheRun, Fast Company, I4U News, WMExperts, pocketnow.com, IntoMobile, TUAW, Pocket-lint.com, MobileCrunch, The iPhone Blog, Unwired View, Techgeist, dailywireless.org, Neowin.net, 9 to 5 Mac and Gearlog
Jason Meserve / Technologizer: Standardized Phone Charger Would be a Godsend
Steve O'Hear / last100: After pressure from EU, Apple dumping iPhone's Universal Dock Connector? (microUSB)
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Micro-USB becomes standard Euro phone charger
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Will the EU Phone Charger Agreement Make it to the U. S.?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Signs On To EU Charger Standardization.
George Ponder / WMExperts: Micro-USB now becomes the European standard
Chuong Nguyen / pocketnow.com: European Union Selects micro-USB
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple supporting universal European handset chargers
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Mobile Phones to Have Universal Micro-USB For Charging
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Europe Adopts Standardized Phone Charger
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Apple to adopt micro-USB for charging
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Micro-USB Become Phone Charger Standard in EU
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia, Apple, RIM and others agree on micro-USB phone charger standard for Europe
Nokia, Apple, RIM and others agree on micro-USB phone charger standard for Europe
Discussion: BetaNews, PC World, Associated Press and EU Press Room
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: PSP Phone: A logical next step for Sony?
Paul Meller / PC World: Europe Moves to Develop Standard Mobile Phone Chargers
Constant Brand / Associated Press: EU, phone makers agree on charging standard
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: Fast Company, GMSV, p2pnet, Pocket-lint.com, Tech Central, TechCrunch, Performancing.com, Mashable!, Boing Boing Gadgets and TECH.BLORGE.com, Thanks:atul
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Wikipedia and ‘The New York Times’ Suppress Facts to Save Kidnapped Journo
John Murrell / GMSV: Wikipedia held page hostage to protect captive NYT reporter
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
J Angelo Racoma / Performancing.com: Would You Withhold Information If It Meant Saving a Life?
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
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: Daring Fireball, The Awl, paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider, Screenwerk and The Noisy Channel
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Malcolm Gladwell Reviews ‘Free’ by Chris Anderson
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Gladwell Takes on Anderson's Free
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Malcolm Gladwell to Chris Anderson: No “Free” Lunch
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, eWeek, TechFlash, DailyFinance, CNET News, Traffick, All about Microsoft, Tech Trader Daily, the Econsultancy blog, Search Engine Journal, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Silicon Alley Insider, BloggingStocks, ITworld.com, Internet Evolution, MediaMemo, The Microsoft Blog, Microsoft News Tracker, broadstuff, Seattle Times and AppScout
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Microsoft, Publicis Form Ad Partnership; Is Sale of Razorfish Involved?
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Could Sell Razorfish, Report Says
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance: Microsoft to sell Razorfish; needs to focus on search, Windows
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Microsoft to cut Razorfish loose
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Why Razorfish Divestiture Now? — Back in 2007, we briefly reviewed …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Just another Microsoft Monday: Quick picks
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Microsoft Reportedly Seeks Buyer For Razorfish
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Microsoft looks to sell Razorfish
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Is Microsoft Ready to Shave Off Razorfish's Conflict of Interest?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Finally Selling Razorfish
Tom Johansmeyer / BloggingStocks: Microsoft to unload Razorfish, Publicis looking?
Jeremy Kirk / ITworld.com: Report: Microsoft to sell Razorfish ad agency
Todd Watson / Internet Evolution: Judgment Day — Today is the day that Bernie Madoff will learn his fate.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Microsoft Tries to Sell Ad Agency It Never Wanted
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Report: Microsoft looks to sell Razorfish
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft ready to sell Razorfish?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Microsoft to cast Razorfish off
Sharon Chan / Seattle Times: Microsoft could be selling Razorfish
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft Looks to Sell Razorfish
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Confirms: Steve Jobs Back at Work
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Steve Jobs returns to Apple
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Apple: ‘Steve Jobs is back to work’
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Says Steve Jobs Is Officially Back At Work
Robert Evans / I4U News: It's Official: Steve Jobs Is Back At Work.
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Steve Jobs back to work at Apple
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 …
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Google Charms Regulators
Robert Evans / I4U News: Is Google Too Big? — There is a fine line between …
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google: Pay No Attention to the Behemoth behind the Curtain
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
John Bennett / Against Monopoly: Against Monopoly: What should we do about Google?
Alex Ferreyra / paidContent: paidContent's Quick Hits: 6.29.09
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook Selects New CFO: Former Genentech Exec Ebersman — Facebook picked a new CFO quietly, after its amazingly cloddish parting with longtime CFO Gideon Yu earlier this year. — At the time, Facebook said it needed a public company CEO and it seems to have gotten one in former Genentech CFO David Ebersman.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, TechCrunch and All Facebook
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Names Genentech Exec David Ebersman As CFO
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Breaking: Facebook Appoints Chief Financial Officer
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.
Discussion: MobileCrunch, BBC, paidContent, Unwired View, Electronista, broadstuff, The Register, Bloomberg, Reuters, Pocket-lint.com, MobileBurn.com and Gearlog
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Vodafone thinking of buying T-Mo UK?
Dianne See Morrison / paidContent: Report: Vodafone Considering Bid For T-Mobile UK
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Vodafone looking to buy T-Mobile UK?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: UK Mobile market to become rational?
Chris Williams / The Register: Vodafone said to be mulling T-Mobile UK bid
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Vodafone considering T-Mobile buyout
Michael Oryl / MobileBurn.com: Vodafone considering purchase of T-Mobile UK
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Vodafone Looks to Buy T-Mobile
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Guardian, Official Google Africa Blog, Google Mobile Blog, Grameen Foundation, textually.org, White African and TheNextWeb.com, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google's Africa Strategy: Search And Trade Via SMS
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches SMS-Based Services for Africa
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Google launches push to send Ugandans vital information through their mobiles
Fiona Lee / Google Mobile Blog: Designing SMS apps for mobile Africa
Zee / TheNextWeb.com: Google takes steps to make information available to all in Africa with Google SMS.
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
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Trendrr Goes Freemium - Open Your Wallet
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: paidContent, ReadWriteWeb, NewTeeVee, YouTube Blog, eWeek, Search Engine Watch, TECH.BLORGE.com, Mashable!, SEO and Tech Daily and AppScout, Thanks:atul
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Wants Newspapers To Post Their Videos To YouTube
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Wants Citizen Journalists and Professional Media Organizations …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Hulu, Google, YooStar
Olivia Ma / YouTube Blog: Helping You Report the News
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google News, YouTube Invite News Groups to Share Video Content
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Invites News Partners to Share Video
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!
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Offers Linkup Between News, YouTube
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: Technologizer, CNET News, TechCrunch, Engadget, Boing Boing Gadgets, Daring Fireball, Gadget Lab, PSFK, Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Switched, GottaBeMobile.com and digg.com
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Original Walkman vs. the iPod Touch
Matt Rosoff / CNET News: Walkman vs. iPod
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Kid Swaps iPod For Sony Walkman, Gets A Culture Shock
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: 13-year-old trades iPod for Walkman, reports on mysterious ancient artifact
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
Sam Biddle / PSFK: Thirteen Year Old Grapples With “Ancient” Walkman
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile.com: Kid Trades His iPod for a Walkman, Reviews It
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: Technologizer, dot.life, Threat Level, TechCrunch Europe, Mirror.co.uk, Gizmodo and AppScout
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: The Pirate Bay's Next Target: YouTube.
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life: Video Bay: A young YouTube?
David Kravets / Threat Level: Pirate Bay Unveils YouTube-Like Site
Mark Hachman / AppScout: The Pirate Bay Takes on YouTube with The Video Bay
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
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, MobileCrunch and WMPoweruser.com
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Nvidia Tegra-based smartphone coming in Q4 2009?
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Rumor: Nvidia Tegra phones in Q409? [Updated]
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
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: ReadWriteWeb, Android Phone Fans, Gizmodo and Pocket-lint.com
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Firefox May Come to Android - Too Little Too Late?
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Android Roundup: News Me Missed, You Shouldn't
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Firefox to debut on Android?
Spears, DeGeneres Twitpic accounts hacked — LOS ANGELES - — Hackers have broadcast bogus information about celebrities including Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres after breaking into their Twitpic accounts. — The Internet messaging system shut down part of its service after the hacking …
Discussion: Graham Cluley's blog, The Register, Mashable! and AppScout
John Leyden / The Register: Britney Spears [dead] hacked
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Britney Spears Not Dead: Britney Twitter Account Hacked
Brian Heater / AppScout: Britney Spears Not Dead, TwitPic Account Hacked
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
One year after Bill Gates' ‘retirement’: What's different? — It was just a year ago (June 27 was the actual date) that Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates relinquished his day-to-day responsibilities at Microsoft. Has much changed as a result? — It's a tricky question.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Real-time systems hurting long-term knowledge? — Whew, OK, now that I'm off of FriendFeed and Twitter I can start talking about what I learned while I was addicted to those systems. — One thing is that knowledge is suffering over there. See, here, it is easy to find old blogs.