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, VentureBeat, WebProNews, Electronista, NEWSFACTOR, EU Press Room, Engadget, Macworld, Ars Technica, TheAppleBlog, SlashGear, AppleInsider, tinyComb, Associated Press, Pocket-lint.com, Crave, The Toybox, Technologizer, The Register, The iPhone Blog, Gadget Lab, Fast Company, Agence France Presse, GigaOM, Unwired View, IntoMobile, Gizmodo, I4U News, Techgeist, last100, MobileCrunch, Neowin.net, 9 to 5 Mac and dailywireless.org
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Universal Chargers are a Good Start: 5 More Things That Need Conformity
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Europe To Get Standardized Mobile Phone Chargers
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
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Standardized mobile phone charger coming to EU—iPhone, too
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: EU Set to See Single Charging Interface for All Cell Phones, Apple On Board
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Micro-USB becomes standard Euro phone charger
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Mini-USB Coming To iPhone? Not Neccessary
Constant Brand / Associated Press: EU, phone makers agree on charging standard
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB
Marguerite Reardon / Crave: Apple, others agree to universal cell phone charger standard in Europe
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
Steve O'Hear / last100: After pressure from EU, Apple dumping iPhone's Universal Dock Connector? (microUSB)
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Apple to adopt micro-USB for charging
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Europe Adopts Standardized Phone Charger
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: eWeek, Ars Technica, ABCNEWS, TechCrunch, Technologizer, PC World, CNN, Apple 2.0, New York Times, Between the Lines, CNET News, MacRumors, The Mac Observer, Silicon Alley Insider, Pocket-lint.com, Contentinople, tinyComb, I4U News, Mashable!, Engadget, LOOPRumors, MacNN and TUAW
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple CEO Jobs Returns to Work, Reports Say
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Steve Jobs is “back to work,” says Apple
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Apple Wants You To Know Steve Jobs Is Back At Work
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Steve Jobs is Officially Back at Work
Jared Newman / PC World: It's Official: Jobs is Back to Work, Says Apple
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’
Miguel Helft / New York Times: Apple Says Jobs Has Returned to Work
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Apple's Steve Jobs back at work
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Confirms: Steve Jobs Back at Work
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Says Steve Jobs Is Officially Back At Work
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Apple: Steve is back to work
Jeff Baumgartner / Contentinople: It's Official: Jobs Is Back on the Job
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
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Steve Jobs back to work at Apple
Kazouz / LOOPRumors: Apple confirms Steve Jobs return.
Dave Caolo / TUAW: CNN: Steve Jobs back at work
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: Between the Lines, Tech Trader Daily, Electronista, Gearlog and CrunchGear
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Dell Smartphone Rumored, Again
Peter Ha / CrunchGear: Dell working on Android MID, says WSJ
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 and paidContent
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Condé Nast's Grumpy East Coast-West Coast Feud
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,” …
Discussion: Forbes, TechCrunch, Between the Lines, Inside Facebook, VentureBeat, paidContent, CNET News, GigaOM, All Facebook, Silicon Alley Insider, tinyComb and Mashable!
Taylor Buley / Forbes: Facebook's Financial Friend
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Names Genentech Exec David 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
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Facebook Taps Ex-Genentech Exec Ebersman As CFO
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
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, p2pnet, Tech Central, Pocket-lint.com, Softpedia News, Performancing.com and Gadgetell, 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
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
J Angelo Racoma / Performancing.com: Would You Withhold Information If It Meant Saving a Life?
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: Wikipedia gets behind the NY Times to help hide story of kidnapping by Taliban
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.
Discussion: CNET News, english.mofcom.gov.cn, VG247 and Blue's News
Dave Rosenberg / CNET News: China bans online ‘gold farming’
Patrick Garratt / VG247: China officially bans gold farming
Blue / Blue's News: China Bans Gold Farming
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: NPR Blogs, White African, WebProNews, eWeek, Agence France Presse, Official Google Africa Blog, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, IntoMobile, Guardian, Grameen Foundation, ReadWriteWeb, bub.blicio.us, Google Mobile Blog, textually.org, TheNextWeb.com and Gearlog, Thanks:atul
Wright Bryan / NPR Blogs: Google Chases African Mobile Information Market
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google SMS Launches
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google SMS to Boost Mobile Information Delivery in Africa
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google's Africa Strategy: Search And Trade Via SMS
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Google Launches SMS Services 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
Kristennicole / bub.blicio.us: Google Goes to Africa, with New Mobile Apps
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.
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Google Launches Suite of Text-Based Apps in Africa
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! and Search Engine Journal, Thanks:atul
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google's share of ad spending: 2.66 percent
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Tests Ad Targeting According To Credit Score
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Got a Good Credit Score? Prepare for High-End Google Ads
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Makes a Case That It Isn't So Big
Google Makes a Case That It Isn't So Big
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Has Plenty of Competition
Chris Thompson / The Big Money: Meet Google'S Lobbyist—Again
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Meet The Googler In Charge Of Saying Google Isn't So Great
Robert Evans / I4U News: Is Google Too Big? — There is a fine line between …
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Google Charms Regulators
John Bennett / Against Monopoly: Against Monopoly: What should we do about Google?
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google: Pay No Attention to the Behemoth behind the Curtain
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google and Big: The Roman Crowd Sees One Thing, Caesar Another
C Shanti / TG Daily: God is out on whether Google is good or evil
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, Search Engine Journal, OStatic blogs, 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?
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
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: eWeek, Tech Beat, Contentinople, NewTeeVee, GigaOM, paidContent, Reuters, Tech Trader Daily, DSLreports and Ars Technica
Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat: Supreme Court: Cablevision Remote DVR is OK
Jeff Baumgartner / Contentinople: Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in RS-DVR Case
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Supremes Won't Hear Cablevision Case, Hello Remote DVRs!
James Vicini / Reuters: Court rejects appeal on Cablevision network DVR
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Cablevision remote DVR stays legal: Supremes won't hear 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: Ars Technica, BBC, NewTeeVee, TechCrunch Europe, Technologizer, the Econsultancy blog, dot.life, AppScout, TechSpot and Gizmodo
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: The Video Bay to Push Open Video (Someday)
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: The Pirate Bay's Next Target: YouTube.
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life: Video Bay: A young YouTube?
Mark Hachman / AppScout: The Pirate Bay Takes on YouTube with The Video Bay
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Pirate Bay launches Video Bay “beta extreme”
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: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, The Raw Feed and /Message
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Twitter, an Evolving Architecture
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?
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, Silicon Alley Insider, YouTube Blog, ReadWriteWeb, paidContent, Search Engine Watch, eWeek, TECH.BLORGE.com, Mashable!, NewTeeVee, Search Engine Journal, SEO and Tech Daily and AppScout, Thanks:atul
Chris Crum / WebProNews: YouTube Gets Serious About News
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Invites Newspapers To Broadcast Themselves On YouTube
Olivia Ma / YouTube Blog: Helping You Report the News
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Wants Citizen Journalists and Professional Media Organizations …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Updated: Google Wants Newspapers To Post Their Videos To 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
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google News to now feature YouTube Videos
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Google News Opens the Floodgates to YouTube Publishers
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Hulu, Google, YooStar
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Got News? Google and YouTube Want You!
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Offers Linkup Between News, YouTube
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
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: BBC, MobileCrunch, Electronista, paidContent, broadstuff, Unwired View, The Register, Bloomberg, Reuters, MobileBurn.com and Pocket-lint.com
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Vodafone thinking of buying T-Mo UK?
Dianne See Morrison / paidContent: Report: Vodafone Considering Bid For T-Mobile UK
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: UK Mobile market to become rational?
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Vodafone looking to buy T-Mobile UK?
Chris Williams / The Register: Vodafone said to be mulling T-Mobile UK bid
Michael Oryl / MobileBurn.com: Vodafone considering purchase of T-Mobile UK
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Vodafone considering T-Mobile buyout
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, Marc's Voice and Technologizer
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
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Memo to World: Please Aggregate Technologizer
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, MobileContentToday and PC World
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 …
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: PC World/Novarum 3G Tests Confirms General Gut Feeling: AT&T 3G …
Mark Sullivan / PC World: A Day in the Life of 3G — stylish new gadgetry and features …
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, BetaNews, DSLreports, 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 …
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Comcast to Bundle Clearwire, Sprint Service in Portland
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Next Hot Tech IPO: LogMeIn — Updated: The almost moribund market for technology initial public offerings might make a comeback if Woburn, Mass.-based software maker LogMeIn has a successful debut on the public market. The company is looking to raise $107.2 million, and the deal will be priced this coming Tuesday.
Discussion: TheStreet.com, Wall Street Journal, Venture Capital Dispatch and Dealscape, Thanks:atul
James Rogers / TheStreet.com: LogMeIn Locks On to Imminent IPO
Kerry Grace Benn / Wall Street Journal: LogMeIn Up Next in IPO Market
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: LogMeIn ‘Should Blow The Socks Off People’
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: LogMeIn to follow last week's four IPOs
Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Genachowski Begins at FCC; Announces Senior Staff — Julius Genachowski was sworn in today as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, beginning a tenure that is expected to bring more attention to new mobile and Internet technologies. — Genachowski also announced his key staff …
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Online TV Brings In Ad Revenue — The online TV services of the four major U.S. networks, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, along with Hulu, accounted for a combined 53 percent of the ad-supported online TV market that generated $448 million in revenues in 2008, according to a new report by Screen Digest.