Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Sold To Software Company, Goes Legal — Software company Global Gaming Factory X (GGF) says it is in the process of acquiring The Pirate Bay and file-sharing technology company Peerialism. GGF claims to have the biggest network of internet cafés and gaming centers in the world.
Discussion: Business Wire, Techdirt, Financial Times, TheNextWeb.com, Innovation in Software, TechCrunch, The Swedish Wire, Engadget and digg.com
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: The Pirate Bay Has Been Bought By A Public Company [Updated...]
Maija Palmer / Financial Times: Sweden's Global Gaming to buy The Pirate Bay
Paul Robinson / Innovation in Software: Pirate Bay Sold. Goes Legit.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Swedish Software Firm Acquires The Pirate Bay For $7.7 Million
TPB might change owner — Yes, it's true. News reached the press today in Sweden - The Pirate Bay might get aquired by Global Gaming Factory X AB. A lot of people are worried. We're not and you shouldn't be either! TPB is being sold for a great bit underneath it's value if the money would be the interesting part.
Discussion: paidContent, Mashable!, Softpedia News, 901am, Pocket-lint.com, Boing Boing, Neowin.net, The Blog Herald and TechVi
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: BREAKING: The Pirate Bay Sold For $7.8 Million
Franky / 901am: The Pirate Bay sold to gaming company
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Pirate Bay to sell to private company, go legit (?) (!)
Jayvee Fernandez / The Blog Herald: Pirate Bay SOLD, goes the social media route
Jeremy Bray / TechVi: The Pirate Bay sells for $7.8 million
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 …
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance: Dell may launch a protable device five years too late
Chippy / UMPCPortal: Dell's Internet Device. No news.
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Dell Android MID rumored
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Is Dell Secretly Tinkering With an Android Based Netpad?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Dell Android MID/smartphone prototypes spotted?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: WSJ: Dell is Developing an Android Handheld
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Dell developing mobile internet device
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Dell Smartphone Rumored, Again
Marguerite Reardon / Crave: Report: Dell working on Android gadget
Peter Ha / CrunchGear: Dell working on Android MID, says WSJ
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Dell Developing MID (Mobile Internet Disaster)
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Adobe shuts down for a week — Adobe Systems has shut down its North American operations for the week, as part of a cost-cutting effort that the company said it will repeat at least once more this year. — The San Jose software company, which makes editing, graphic design and web development tools …
Discussion: John Nack on Adobe, eWeek, Softpedia News, Bloomberg and Daring Fireball
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Adobe Shutters Operations for a Week to Cut Costs
Rochelle Garner / Bloomberg: Adobe Shuts North American Operations This Week to Cut Costs During Slump
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Adobe Shuts Down for a Week
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: ElectricPig.co.uk, Eurogamer, WoW.com, Kotaku, Pocket-lint.com, Boing Boing, VG247, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, GamePolitics News, Blue's News, Maximum PC all, Slashdot and MTV Multiplayer
Greg Strachan / ElectricPig.co.uk: China outlaws gold farming
Michael Sacco / WoW.com: China bans gold farming
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Chinese Gov't Tries To Officially Ban Gold Farming
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: China bans gold farming
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Gold farming, real money trades banned in China
Patrick Garratt / VG247: China officially bans gold farming
Jim Rossignol / Rock, Paper, Shotgun: China Bans Goldfarming
Blue / Blue's News: China Bans Gold Farming
Nathan Grayson / Maximum PC all: Chinese Government Outlaws Gold Farming
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: China Bans Gold Farming
Russ Frushtick / MTV Multiplayer: Gold Farming Banned In China, Goodbye Epic Mount
China bars use of virtual money for trading in real goods
China bars use of virtual money for trading in real goods
Discussion: The Register, Software, Interrupted, the Econsultancy blog, ReveNews, paidContent and Gamasutra
Austin Modine / The Register: China bans virtual cash for real-world trade
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted: China bans online ‘gold farming’
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: China clamps down on virtual currency use
Duane Kuroda / ReveNews: China Bans Gold Farming
Chris Remo / Gamasutra: Chinese Government Limits Virtual Currency Trading
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft to charge Europeans double for Windows 7 — Prices new OS at 41% to 100% more than in the U.S., but leaves out browser — Computerworld - European customers will pay up to twice as much for Windows 7 compared to U.S. users, even though the new operating system will ship without a browser in Europe, according to Microsoft.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Techgeist and Neowin.net
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Windows 7 Home Premium To Not Have XP Mode?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Birdfeed: Finally, An iPhone Twitter Client To Match Tweetie's Speed And Simplicity — If you own an iPhone, chances are you have at least one Twitter client on it. And while everyday seems to bring new ones into the App Store, at the end of the day, Tweetie always seems to be the one that I go back to.
Discussion: Birdfeed, Gizmodo and Daring Fireball
Buzzandersen / Birdfeed: Introducing Birdfeed — It's been a crazy 24 hours …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Windows 7 preorder a hit—on Amazon — Amazon has been taking quite a number of early orders for Windows 7. The $49 preorder version of Windows 7 Home Premium is now the top seller not just among software products, but among all electronics items at the online retailer.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Newlaunches.com, Engadget, TechSpot and Pulse2
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Windows 7 pre-orders sold out in Japan
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Windows 7 pre-orders sell-out in Japan
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Windows 7 pre-ordering immensely popular
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Windows 7 Selling Like Hot Cakes On Amazon.com
Chris Anderson / Epicenter:
Dear Malcolm: Why So Threatened? — It's now clear that the bane of my next year will be questions about the future of the newspaper industry from journalists. I don't blame them—newspapers are indeed one of the industries most affected by Free (although that's just one manifestation …
Discussion: The Blog Herald, Blogspotting and Screenwerk
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald: Reviewing the Reviewers: The Blog is Alive and Kicking
Stephen Baker / Blogspotting: Everything might be free...
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Gladwell Takes on Anderson's Free
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
PRICED TO SELL — At a hearing on Capitol Hill in May …
PRICED TO SELL — At a hearing on Capitol Hill in May …
Discussion: Gawker, Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com, Silicon Alley Insider, The Awl, paidContent and The Noisy Channel
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Condé Nast's Grumpy East Coast-West Coast Feud
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com: Summer reading: Will Free be a bestseller or a long tailer?
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Malcolm Gladwell to Chris Anderson: No “Free” Lunch
Josh Catone / Mashable!:
Sneak Peek: What's On Tap for Firefox in 2010 — It has been just shy of two weeks since the first release candidate of Firefox 3.5 became available for download, and reports say that the latest version of Firefox should go official tomorrow. Yet already, the Mozilla team is wasting …
Discussion: Lifehacker, PC Magazine and digg.com
Azadeh Ensha / Lifehacker: Mozilla Confirms Tuesday Release for Firefox 3.5
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Mozilla Confirms Tuesday Release for Firefox 3.5
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Kills Maven: From Acquisition To Deadpool In 17 Months (Updated) — 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 …
Discussion: paidContent, VentureBeat and Xconomy
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Yahoo shelving Maven Networks' video platform
Wade Roush / Xconomy: Yahoo to Wind Down Maven Video Publishing Service
Sony Patents Emotion Engine Emulation Technology For Cell Processors — By Spencer . June 29, 2009 . PlayStation 3s without PS2 backwards compatibility are missing the Emotion Engine, a chip Sony designed as the PS2's CPU. What if the PS3's cell processor could emulate the Emotion Engine?
Discussion: Kotaku, bit-tech.net, SlashGear, VG247, Joystiq, Eurogamer, CrunchGear and ChannelWeb
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Sony Patents Method To Emulate PS2 On PS3
Joe Martin / bit-tech.net: Sony to reintroduce PS2 emulation on PS3?
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Sony patents Cell-based Emotion Engine emulation
Ben Gilbert / Joystiq: Sony patents software-based PS2 CPU emulation
Michele Masterson / ChannelWeb: Just In Time For The Holidays: Cheaper PS3s and Xbox 360s
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: 9 to 5 Mac, CNN, Gawker, VentureBeat, New York Times, Mashable!, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, ABCNEWS, Technologizer, eWeek, The Mac Observer, PC World, Apple 2.0, Pocket-lint.com, MacRumors, tinyComb, paidContent, CNET News, Between the Lines, Engadget, TUAW, Silicon Alley Insider, MacNN, I4U News and digg.com
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Everybody: Jobs back at work. Just like last week...but better
John D. Sutter / CNN: Steve Jobs is back at work, Apple says
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Steve Jobs returns to work at Apple
Miguel Helft / New York Times: Apple Says Jobs Has Returned to Work
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Steve Jobs Officially Back to Work As Apple's CEO
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
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple CEO Jobs Returns to Work, Reports Say
Jared Newman / PC World: It's Official: Jobs is Back to Work, Says Apple
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Apple: ‘Steve Jobs is back to work’
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Apple: Steve is back to work
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Confirms: Steve Jobs Back at Work
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Steve Jobs Returns To Work
Tricia Duryee / paidContent: Apple's Happy To Have Steve Jobs Back
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Apple's Steve Jobs back at work
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Steve Jobs back to work at Apple
Dave Caolo / TUAW: CNN: Steve Jobs back at 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.
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
Skylar / idsgn (a design blog):
Microsoft's strange new ads for Internet Explorer — Trailing a series of failed and questionable commercials, Microsoft has launched an experimental new advertising campaign. Can Superman, puke jokes, and lolcats make IE cool again? — The new campaign features actor Dean Cain …
Discussion: Technologizer, The Macalope and Pocket-lint.com
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Microsoft's Odd (and, in One Case, Utterly Revolting) Ads for Internet Explorer
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Microsoft launches wacky IE8 adverts
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: Comcast, PC World, Tech Beat, CNET News, Gearlog, DSLreports, Electronista and BetaNews
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat: Comcast Launches Wireless Laptop Access in Portland
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Comcast to offer 4G wireless broadband service
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Comcast to Bundle Clearwire, Sprint Service in Portland
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Comcast Unveils Mobile WiMax Service …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Comcast goes WiMAX
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast Starts Selling Wireless Broadband Service
Comcast Starts Selling Wireless Broadband Service
Discussion: Reuters, blogs.chron.com, MuniWireless and Sidecut Reports
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters: Comcast rolls out wireless Web
Paul Kapustka / MuniWireless: Comcast ready to resell Clearwire's WiMAX
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Battery Issues Likely Cause of iPhone 3GS Overheating — Just a week after the release of Apple's new iPhone, a few owners have complained about the handset's high temperatures, which in some cases are high enough to start browning the white plastic on the back of the phone.
Discussion: TechCrunch, DisplayBlog, PC World and MacNN
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The iPhone 3GS: Should You Get It?
David Coursey / PC World: Will Overheating Prompt an iPhone 3GS Recall?
Tech Daily Dose:
Obama CIO To Unveil Transparency Tool — On Tuesday, White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and White House New Media Director Macon Phillips will unveil an Internet-based interactive dashboard that will make available in a single location details about every major information …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and GovExec.com
Robert Brodsky / GovExec.com: Open government advocates map out future of citizen governance
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Companies File Trademarks for New Top Level Domain Names — Filings unlikely to give a leg up in application process. — Companies are filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for service marks related to new TLDs. For example, Top Level Domain Holdings, Ltd (AIM: TLDH) …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube To Broadly Release Call-To-Action Overlays, Allow Linking Off-Site — Tomorrow, YouTube is going to release a very important addition to its suite of advertising products, and it has the potential to have a huge impact for politicians, brands, and charities alike.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
How the Mafia conquered social networks — Not so long ago, the faces of gaming on social networks were those of zombies, vampires, and cuddly virtual pets. Now it's more along the lines of Michael Corleone or Tony Soprano. — You've probably seen it in your news feed …
Ben Hardwidge / TechRadar.com:
AMD to support Nvidia's CUDA technology? — Strongest hint yet from Nvidia CTO — Nvidia has hinted that it has a project in the works that will enable Nvidia's CUDA technology on AMD GPUs. — At a recent roundtable event, Nvidia's chief scientist Bill Dally explained why a developer …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Expreview.com
Barbara Leavitt / Bsquare:
Bsquare Announces Flash Platform Port for Android Smartphones and Smartbooks - 6/30/2009 — Bsquare's Android competency delivers rich Adobe Flash experiences on popular new devices — Bsquare Corporation (Nasdaq: BSQR), the leading software solutions provider to the global embedded device community …
Discussion: mocoNews, AppScout and jkOnTheRun
Sascha Segan / AppScout: Flash Lite 3 Coming to Android Soon
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Adobe Flash Browser Plug-in for Android Announced
Masked passwords must go — ‘Shoulder surfing is largely a phantom problem’ — Free whitepaper - The starter PKI program — Websites should stop masking passwords as users type because it does not improve security and makes websites harder to use, according to two of the technology world's leading thinkers.
Discussion: Counter Measures
Rik Ferguson / Counter Measures: Password Masking - a Necessary Evil
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
City Invites Software Developers to Crunch Big Data Sets — In an effort to improve government transparency and accountability and stimulate development of the digital media industry, New York City is inviting software developers and related professionals this fall to develop applications …
Discussion: New York Observer, The Social and techPresident
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: NY mayor: Info to the people will improve gov't