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: Ars Technica, Electronista, EU Press Room, Macworld, SlashGear, Technologizer, Agence France Presse, The Toybox, AppleInsider, Gizmodo, Crave, The Register, Pocket-lint.com, MobileCrunch, The iPhone Blog, Gadget Lab, Fast Company, Unwired View, IntoMobile, I4U News, Techgeist, jkOnTheRun, last100, Neowin.net, TUAW, MacRumors, GottaBeMobile.com, 9 to 5 Mac, dailywireless.org and Gearlog
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Standardized mobile phone charger coming to EU—iPhone, too
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Micro-USB becomes standard Euro phone charger
Jason Meserve / Technologizer: Standardized Phone Charger Would be a Godsend
Marguerite Reardon / Crave: Apple, others agree to universal cell phone charger standard in Europe
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Europe Gets Universal Cellphone Charger in 2010
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)
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Apple to adopt micro-USB for charging
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple supporting universal European handset chargers
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Companies Agree to Standardize Chargers for Handsets in EU
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Europe Adopts Standardized Phone Charger
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: NEWSFACTOR, BetaNews, PC World, EU Press Room and Associated Press
Mark Long / NEWSFACTOR: Mobile-Phone Chargers Will Become Universal
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
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: Technologizer, ABCNEWS, MacRumors, TechCrunch, CNN, CNET News, Apple 2.0, New York Times, Between the Lines, PC World, Silicon Alley Insider, tinyComb, Contentinople, Mashable!, Pocket-lint.com, I4U News, TUAW, Engadget, LOOPRumors and MacNN
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Steve Jobs is Officially Back at Work
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Confirms: Steve Jobs Back at Work
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Apple Wants You To Know Steve Jobs Is Back At Work
John D. Sutter / CNN: Steve Jobs is back at work, Apple says
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Apple's Steve Jobs back at work
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
Jared Newman / PC World: It's Official: Jobs is Back to Work, Says Apple
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Says Steve Jobs Is Officially Back At Work
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Steve Jobs Returns To Work
Jeff Baumgartner / Contentinople: It's Official: Jobs Is Back on the Job
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Steve Jobs Officially Back to Work As Apple's CEO
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Apple: Steve is back to work
Robert Evans / I4U News: It's Official: Steve Jobs Is Back At Work.
Dave Caolo / TUAW: CNN: Steve Jobs back at work
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Steve Jobs back to work at Apple
Kazouz / LOOPRumors: Apple confirms Steve Jobs return.
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, The Awl, paidContent, Blogspotting and The Noisy Channel
Stephen Baker / Blogspotting: Everything might be free...
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Malcolm Gladwell to Chris Anderson: No “Free” Lunch
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, Softpedia News, p2pnet, Tech Central, Pocket-lint.com, Gadgetell, Performancing.com, TechCrunch, TECH.BLORGE.com and Boing Boing Gadgets, 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
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: Wikipedia gets behind the NY Times to help hide story of kidnapping by Taliban
J Angelo Racoma / Performancing.com: Would You Withhold Information If It Meant Saving a Life?
Dave Jeyes / TECH.BLORGE.com: Wales quashes kidnapping on Wikipedia
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: All the news that's fit to print (or edit)
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 …
Chris Thompson / The Big Money: Meet Google'S Lobbyist—Again
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Google Charms Regulators
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 …
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
Alex Ferreyra / paidContent: paidContent's Quick Hits: 6.29.09
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google: We're Not Really That Big But If We Are, We Aren't Bad
Google: We're Not Really That Big But If We Are, We Aren't Bad
Discussion: VentureBeat, Mashable!, Search Engine Journal and Softpedia News, Thanks:atul
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google share of ad spending: 2.66 percent
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Got a Good Credit Score? Prepare for High-End Google Ads
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: The Register, Search Engine Watch, eWeek, TechFlash, DailyFinance, Traffick, All about Microsoft, Search Engine Journal, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, BloggingStocks, Silicon Alley Insider, Todd Watson, ITworld.com, the Econsultancy blog, Tech Trader Daily, Microsoft News Tracker, CNET News, MediaMemo, The Microsoft Blog, broadstuff, Seattle Times and AppScout
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft to offload digital ads agency?
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
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
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?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Finally Selling Razorfish
Jeremy Kirk / ITworld.com: Report: Microsoft to sell Razorfish ad agency
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Microsoft looks to sell Razorfish
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Microsoft Reportedly Seeks Buyer For Razorfish
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft ready to sell Razorfish?
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Microsoft to cut Razorfish loose
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Microsoft Tries to Sell Ad Agency It Never Wanted
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Report: Microsoft looks 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
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: Between the Lines, paidContent, GigaOM, Inside Facebook, TechCrunch, CNET News, VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, All Facebook, tinyComb and Mashable!
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Industry Moves: Facebook Appoints Biotechnology Executive As New CFO
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Facebook Taps Ex-Genentech Exec Ebersman As CFO
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Names Genentech Exec David Ebersman As 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 …
Discussion: Agence France Presse, VentureBeat, eWeek, ReadWriteWeb, Guardian, TechCrunch, Official Google Africa Blog, Grameen Foundation, Gearlog, bub.blicio.us, White African, Google Mobile Blog, textually.org and TheNextWeb.com, Thanks:atul
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google SMS to Boost Mobile Information Delivery in Africa
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches SMS-Based Services for Africa
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Google launches push to send Ugandans vital information through their mobiles
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google's Africa Strategy: Search And Trade Via SMS
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Google Launches Suite of Text-Based Apps in 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.
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: Search Engine Journal, OStatic blogs, 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?
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: Marc's Voice and Technologizer
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Memo to World: Please Aggregate Technologizer
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
First, kill the lawyers - before they kill the news
First, kill the lawyers - before they kill the news
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: Tech Beat, NewTeeVee, GigaOM, Contentinople, paidContent, Reuters, Tech Trader Daily, DSLreports and Ars Technica
Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat: Supreme Court: Cablevision Remote DVR is OK
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Supremes Won't Hear Cablevision Case, Hello Remote DVRs!
Jeff Baumgartner / Contentinople: Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in RS-DVR Case
James Vicini / Reuters: Court rejects appeal on Cablevision network DVR
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Cablevision remote DVR stays legal: Supremes won't hear case
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
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, NewTeeVee, Technologizer, TechCrunch Europe, dot.life, TechSpot, AppScout 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?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Pirate Bay launches Video Bay “beta extreme”
Mark Hachman / AppScout: The Pirate Bay Takes on YouTube with The Video Bay
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, paidContent, Unwired View, MobileCrunch, Electronista, broadstuff, The Register, Bloomberg, Reuters, Pocket-lint.com, MobileBurn.com and Gearlog
Dianne See Morrison / paidContent: Report: Vodafone Considering Bid For T-Mobile UK
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Vodafone looking to buy T-Mobile UK?
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Vodafone thinking of buying T-Mo 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
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, YouTube Blog, Silicon Alley Insider, ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Watch, eWeek, Search Engine Journal, NewTeeVee, TECH.BLORGE.com, Mashable!, SEO and Tech Daily and AppScout, Thanks:atul
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Updated: Google Wants Newspapers To Post Their Videos To YouTube …
Olivia Ma / YouTube Blog: Helping You Report the News
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Invites Newspapers To Broadcast Themselves On YouTube
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Wants Citizen Journalists and Professional Media Organizations …
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
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Hulu, Google, YooStar
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
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?
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, Sidecut Reports, Etan on Tech, MobileContentToday, DSLreports 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
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: PC World/Novarum 3G Tests Confirms General Gut Feeling: AT&T 3G …
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Breakdown of 3G Network Speeds, Reliability …
Mark Sullivan / PC World: A Day in the Life of 3G — stylish new gadgetry and features …
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: internetnews.com and The Register
Austin Modine / The Register: Amazon.com dumps North Carolina affiliates
A What-man? — When the Sony Walkman was launched, 30 years ago this week, it 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: TechCrunch, Technologizer, Engadget, Boing Boing Gadgets, CNET News, Guardian, GameLife, Gadget Lab, PSFK, Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Daring Fireball, Switched and GottaBeMobile.com
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Kid Swaps iPod For Sony Walkman, Gets A Culture Shock
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Original Walkman vs. the iPod Touch
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
Matt Rosoff / CNET News: Walkman vs. iPod
Jack Schofield / Guardian: From the Walkman to the iPod
Tracey John / GameLife: Nikkei: Sony Planning Gaming Phone (Again)
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
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