Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Opens Review of Telecoms — The Department of Justice has begun an initial review to determine whether large U.S. telecom companies such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have abused the market power they've amassed in recent years, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, CNET News, DSLreports, eWeek, GigaOM, Between the Lines, Reuters, ChannelWeb, Apple 2.0, Phone Arena, The Precursor Blog, Digital Daily, MacRumors, iLounge, FierceWireless, Law Blog, Electronista, Epicenter, BloggingStocks, Macsimum News, Tech Trader Daily, Phone Scoop and Light Reading, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Report: DOJ looks into telecom dominance
Roy Mark / eWeek: ATandT, Verizon May Be Antitrust Targets
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: DOJ Wants to Probe Telcos? It Should Take a Number
Joseph F. Kovar / ChannelWeb: DOJ Investigating Telecoms For Possible Antitrust Behavior
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Antitrust: Apple and AT&T in DOJ's sights
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Hell of a Way to Get Out of Your AT&T Contract, Varney...
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: U.S. Department of Justice Reviewing Wireless Carrier Exclusivity Agreements
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Mix: ZGrip iPhone Pro, iPhone discoloration, DOJ review, Roulette
Ashby Jones / Law Blog: Are Telecoms the Next Government Antitrust Target?
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Justice Department Looking for Unfair Telecom Behavior
Trey Thoelcke / BloggingStocks: U.S. Justice Department turns an eye on the telecoms
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘WSJ’: DoJ begins review of telecom industry
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: AT&T and Verizon Target of DOJ Review
Phil Harvey / Light Reading: Report: A Telecom Antitrust Inquiry?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Justice Department May Bust Up AT&T's Exclusive Deal With Apple's iPhone — Obama's anti-trust cop Christine Varney is dusting off the Sherman Act and reviewing wireless companies' exclusive handset deals—most notably AT&T's monopoly control over Apple's iPhone. — One suspects that Google lobbyists are somehow involved.
Discussion: Computerworld, Mashable!, Techgeist, paidContent and Wall Street Journal
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Obama Administration Reviewing AT&T-iPhone Deal For Antitrust Violations
Tricia Duryee / paidContent: DOJ Questions Whether Mobile Operators Are Anti-Competitive
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal: DOJ Shifts Policy on Pay-for-Delay Deals
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prepare Yourself For iPod Video — Like most people who've had an iPhone 3GS in their hands, we've been extremely impressed with the video capabilities of this little device. Not only Does it take near-HD video, it has excellent basic editing software and video can be uploaded to YouTube over Wifi or the cell networks.
Discussion: Forbes, ithinkdifferent, Redmond Pie, The Register, NEWSFACTOR, Macworld, Mark Evans, Engadget, San Francisco Chronicle, Edible Apple, dailywireless.org, DailyTech, Between the Lines, CNET News, The Apple Core, The Toybox, eWeek, AppleInsider, T3.com News, LOOPRumors, Pocket-lint.com, CrunchGear, The Tech Report and MacRumors
Brian Caulfield / Forbes: Why Apple Could Kill Your Camera
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: New-gen iPod Touch to have a camera, video capture and be very fast
Rik Myslewski / The Register: iPods get digicam rumor upgrade
Mike Kent / NEWSFACTOR: Rumors Say Apple Will Add a Camera To iPods
Brennon Slattery / Macworld: Rumor: Next-gen iPods to sport video cameras
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Evidence mounts for iPods with cameras
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Mobile Video: Infrastructure Tsunami?
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Apple Places Massive Camera Module Order
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Is iPod Touch getting a camera?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: How Apple singlehandedly killed the Flip Mino
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: With photo and video, Apple iPod touch, nano reinforce new market segment
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: New Apple iPods May Include Built-In Video Camera
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Apple places “massive” order of camera modules
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Another iPod Touch case with a hole in it UPDATE
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Next-gen iPods might have video cameras
Arn / MacRumors:
More Evidence of Cameras in Next Gen iPod Touch and Nano? — Two new images of cases for the upcoming iPod Touch and iPod Nano have begun circulating. The new cases suggest that the next generation Touch and Nano will indeed include a camera. — The first image from Uxsight is listed as a …
Discussion: Podcasting News, Ars Technica, ChannelWeb, Techgeist, TG Daily, TheAppleBlog, TechSpot and Gadget Lab
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: More evidence supports earlier iPod camera rumors
Chad Berndtson / ChannelWeb: Just Picture It: An Apple iPod Touch With A Camera
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Rumor: Apple Is Planning iPods With Cameras
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: Rumormill: iPods to get cameras
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple Looking to Add Photog Flair to iPod Line?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Future iPods to get integrated camera?
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Leaked Case Designs May Predict Future iPod Cameras
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Marc Andreessen's Burgeoning Blogging Empire: Invests In Talking Points Memo — More news about Marc Andreessen making venture investments this morning after the launch of his new $300 million fund, Andreessen Horowitz: he is leading a round of financing for TPM Media, better known as the TalkingPointsMemo blog.
Discussion: paidContent, Nieman Journalism Lab, Gawker, eWeek and Guardian
Links on Twitter / Nieman Journalism Lab: Dealing with local advertisers, the freemium business model …
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Marc Andreessen, Aspiring Blog Mogul
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Marc Andreessen Launches New Venture Capital Firm
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Netscape co-founder Andreessen launches hi-tech investment fund
Chris OBrien / SiliconBeat:
The Curious Case Of Marc Andreessen, Part 2 — A few weeks ago, I posted some thoughts on Marc Andreessen and word that he and business partner Benjamin Horowitz had raised a $300 million venture fund. I thought the amount raised recognized Andreessen's ascension to the role of valley godfather …
Discussion: Internet Evolution
Chris Poley / Internet Evolution: VC Fund Puts Andreessen on Hot Seat
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Introducing our new venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz
Introducing our new venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz
Discussion: Mercury News, Digits, Fast Company, Guardian, MarkJournal, A VC, New York Times, Dealscape, Seeking Alpha, TG Daily, Nerd World, VentureBlog, PC World, BloggingStocks, Pulse2, VentureBeat and GMSV, Thanks:atul
Scott Duke Harris / Mercury News: Andreessen launches high-profile venture capital firm
Pui-Wing Tam / Digits: Venture Fundraising: No Problem for Andreessen-Horowitz
Kevin Anderson / Guardian: Web pioneer launches fund, pulls back curtain on Facebook
Mark Bao / MarkJournal: Some Insights into Marc Andreessen's New Venture Capital Firm, Andreessen Horowitz
Fred / A VC: The VC's Customer (continued)
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times: A Father of Netscape Begins a Silicon Valley Venture Firm
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: Introducing Andreessen Horowitz
Dealscape / Seeking Alpha: Andreesen Horowitz: New VC Focuses on Tech
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: Get in line: Netscape founder has $300 million to spend
Josh Quittner / Nerd World: What's the future of startups? Just one word: Dopamine
David Hornik / VentureBlog: Welcome Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz to the Wonderful World of Venture Capital
Jared Newman / PC World: Netscape Founder Seeks to Fund Next Gates, Jobs
Tom Taulli / BloggingStocks: Marc Andreessen gets in the VC game
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Andreessen Horowitz Fund Officially Launches
John Murrell / GMSV: Andreessen opens fund with ceremonial throwing out of the first hundred pitches
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Sprint Offers a Netbook for Under a Buck. Will AT&T & Verizon follow? — If you thought a $99 netbook might spur demand, what do you think a 99-cent netbook will do? We'll soon find out, because Sprint is subsidizing Compaq's 1040DX netbook. Customers can get the offer in a local Best Buy …
Discussion: Engadget, Technologizer, Silicon Alley Insider, Liliputing, SlashGear, ITworld.com, Gearlog, FierceWireless, Electronic Pulp, Electronista, GottaBeMobile.com and TechSpot
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: A Netbook for the Price of a Newspaper
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Best Buy Offers 99-Cent Netbook
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Best Buy offer Sprint Compaq 3G netbook for $0.99
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Best Buy Selling HP Netbook for Under $1
Mike Dano / FierceWireless: Best Buy, Sprint team for 99-cent netbook
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: Sprint starts offering 99-cent netbook with mobile broadband service
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Get a Subsidized Netbook for $.99 — Well I guess we might …
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Sprint offers 99-cent netbook
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Taking flight: why the iPhone still beats Pre for air travel — If you're one of the handful of people who follows me on Twitter, you know that I (plus wife and eight-month-old baby) was stuck in New York's JFK airport for two days with no luggage, no laptop power cord, and a Palm Pre.
Discussion: TechCrunch, TUAW, The iPhone Blog and MacDailyNews
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Maybe The Palm Pre Isn't Selling So Well, After All
Tim Wasson / TUAW: iPhone vs. Pre: The best air-travel companion
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: iPhone Beats Palm Pre at Air Travel?
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Yahoo to Formally Launch New Research Tool — Search Pad, a search feature Yahoo has been developing to help users store and organize their search results, is set to be released to the public Tuesday, according to people familiar with the company's plans. — Yahoo has been testing the feature …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News, Search Engine Land and VentureBeat
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Yahoo Search Pad: An online notebook that watches you
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Yahoo Search Pad To Launch Tomorrow
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Yahoo to release Search Pad for your web notes
Microsoft Security Advisory (972890) — Vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control Could Allow Remote Code Execution — Version: 1.0 — Microsoft is investigating a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control. An attacker who successfully exploited …
Discussion: MSRC, Microsoft Help and Support, BetaNews, Ars Technica, eWeek, The Microsoft Blog, Security Watch, Zero Day, Security Fix, TechSpot, Threatpost Blog, CNET News, TG Daily and Network World
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Don't wait for Microsoft's patch: Secure Windows now from today's 0-day
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft warns of Video ActiveX flaw; Vista unaffected
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Will Begin Enterprise Internet Explorer Push
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Microsoft Confirms DirectX Vulnerability
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: Microsoft: Attacks on Unpatched Windows Flaw
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Microsoft warns world of critical security flaw
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Microsoft warns of hole in Video ActiveX control
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: Microsoft warns and fixes vulnerability in ActiveX control without use
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Windows users ambushed by attack on fresh IE flaw
Windows users ambushed by attack on fresh IE flaw
Discussion: McAfee Avert Labs and Computerworld
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Nokia N97 Review: Nokia Is Doomed — The N97 is Nokia's attempt to stand tall in an unfamiliar, hostile world populated by the iPhone, Pre and Android the only way it knows how: by throwing the kitchen sink at them. If this is it, they're doomed. — Okay, maybe you don't think that's true …
Discussion: Alec Saunders SquawkBox, Technologizer and TechRadar.com
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Is Nokia Toast? — Gizmodo's Matt Buchanan has posted a review …
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com: Nokia flatly denies Android rumours
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Motorola Woos Android Developers — The cellphone maker is investing in developers months before its Android phones launch. — It's no secret that Motorola Co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha is betting on Google's Android mobile platform to bolster his company's faltering cellphone business.
Nokia denies plans phone running Google's Android
Nokia denies plans phone running Google's Android
Discussion: VentureBeat, Engadget, Network World, Download Squad, Techgeist, Electronista, TabletBlog.com, I4U News, Fast Company, jkOnTheRun, Android Central, PC World, InformationWeek, SlashGear and Gizmodo
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Nokia claimed to be working on Android phone for unveiling later this year (updated)
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Nokia Is Not With Android, But It Would Make Sense If It Were
Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com: On Qt, Android, Maemo, and Symbian
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Nokia denies Android Phone Plans
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Nokia Says No to Android Smartphone
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Nokia Just Says No to Android Smartphones
Casey Chan / Android Central: Nokia Denies Working on Android Phones
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Nokia Says No Android Phone in the Works
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Nokia: What? Us? Build An Android Phone? LOL!
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Nokia deny Android smartphone rumors: sticking with Symbian
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Facebook revenue to be “billions” in 5 years: board member — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will likely be posting billions of dollars in revenue in five years, up from about $500 million this year, according to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mark Andreessen who sits on Facebook's board.
Discussion: Between the Lines, eWeek, All Facebook, Silicon Alley Insider, Inside Facebook, MediaFile, CNET News, Fortune, paidContent and Mashable!
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Facebook Will Make $500 Million This Year, Says Andreessen
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Bears Go Missing
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Andreessen: Facebook Revenues To Pass $500 Million in 2009, Wouldn't Sell Shares Yet
Franklin Paul / MediaFile: Get ready for Facebook's billion$
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Andreessen: Facebook revenue to top $500 million in '09
Kevin Maney / Fortune: Marc Andreessen puts his money where his mouth is
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Facebook Board Member Andreessen Pegs '09 Revenue At Over $500 Million
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook's '09 Revenue to Top $500 Million
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
In the Mirror, Venture Capitalists See Fat and Age — SAN FRANCISCO — For a group accustomed to looking outward for the next big thing, Silicon Valley's venture capitalists are getting very introspective these days. — Much of the soul searching along Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park …
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Amazon Ordered To Pay Back $119 Million In Taxes In Japan. More Tax Trouble May Be Ahead. — Bad news for Amazon over the weekend. The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau slapped Amazon's affiliated unit “Amazon.com International Sales” with a $119 million tax bill.
Discussion: Digital Daily, TechFlash, Softpedia News, Xconomy, Techgeist and Silicon Alley Insider
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Japan Alerts Amazon to Life's Two Certainties
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon.com gets slapped with $119 million tax bill in Japan
Eric Hal Schwartz / Xconomy: Taxing Times for Amazon in Japan, U.S.
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Amazon Owes Japan 119 Million, Minimum
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Amazon Hit With $119 Million Tax In Japan
Kevin Kelleher / The Big Money:
The Return Of The Pay Wall — Newspapers have declared free content the enemy. But who are the allies? — Journalism Online's model resembles the pay-wall structure in place at some Dow Jones publications. And that's where its vulnerabilities lie. The Journal and Barron's are must-reads …
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
TomTom for iPhone en route — Among the third-party products demonstrated during June's WWDC keynote, the one that may have generated the most anticipation was TomTom's TomTom for iPhone. This combination of an iPhone app providing turn-by-turn driving directions and a hardware accessory …
Discussion: Edible Apple
Wendy / Moonfruit Lounge:
Twitter censors Moonfruit? What does it mean for the future of Twitocracy? — Late Friday night 3rd July, around midnight UK time Moonfruit finally tumbled off the top of the trends list on Twitter. Now this wasn't wholly unexpected with July 4th on the way and the resignation of Sarah Palin.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, ClickZ, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Pulse2 and Stop Twitter Spam
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: Moonfruit Finds Instant ROI with Twitter Campaign
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Craigslist, eBay fighting Michael Jackson scalpers — Humanity knows no depths. — On Monday, Craigslist and other sites were adorned with many of those lucky to have won tickets to Tuesday's Michael Jackson memorial service celebrating their good fortune—by trying to sell the free tickets.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Where to Watch the Michael Jackson Memorial Service
Brady MacDonald / L.A. Now: 'I still can't believe I'm going to the Michael Jackson memorial'
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Facebook Poaches From Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn — Facebook seems to have fixed its recruiting problems. — For most of its five years, Facebook had the odd reputation of being a hot startup where lots of people should want to work, while simultaneously being a company that was not always able …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Paypal Looks to Crush Amazon's Fledgling Payment Service With A New, Secret API — It looks like PayPal is rolling out a more flexible payments API called Adaptive Payments. We've obtained a confidential document, which is embedded below, explaining the details of the new system.
Porn Downloads Strain Japan's Mobile Phone Network, Prompting DoCoMo Curbs — Takeshi says he pays 6,300 yen ($66) a month to NTT DoCoMo Inc. for unlimited Internet access, allowing him to download adult movies on his mobile phone. — “A mobile is far handier than a computer for Internet access …
Discussion: The Register and PC World
Lester Haines / The Register: Smut downloads pound Japan's 3G network
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com:
HOT!!! RIM Working On Enhanced Gmail Plugin - Conversation View, Archive, Labels, Search, & More! — I have been waiting to hear this for a long time. Josep let me know about a thread on BlackBerryForum(de) where detailed leaked about an upcoming Enhanced Gmail Plugin.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, IntoMobile, Engadget, InformationWeek, Phone Arena, I4U News, BlackBerry Cool and Ubergizmo
Robert Evans / I4U News: Enhanced Gmail For BlackBerry Coming.
Steve Halzinski / BlackBerry Cool: RIM developing an Enhanced Gmail Plugin for BlackBerry
Andrew Foster / Official Google Australia Blog:
Making Google Maps even more useful with real estate search — Ever since Google Maps launched in Australia in February 2007, we've been committed to adding more and more useful and up-to-date information to make it a truly valuable resource for Australians.
Discussion: The Register, paidContent, TechFlash, Search Engine Land, The Age, Understanding Google …, Mashable!, Google LatLong and Google Maps Mania
Cade Metz / The Register: Google remaps interwebs real estate listings
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Expands Real Estate Search On Maps
Stephen Hutcheon / The Age: Google wants a bigger slice of the real-estate search business
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Gets Serious About Real Estate Search ... In Australia
Andrew Foster / Google LatLong: Improving real estate search on Google Maps
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Google Maps Adds Real Estate
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Municipal complaint? There's an app for that — Tech-savvy staff bridges a gap — Boston City Hall, a drab concrete monument to 1960s Brutalism run by a self-described urban mechanic who despises voice mail, isn't exactly known as a hotbed of technological innovation.
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs, CNET News, MuniWireless, Macsimum News, PSFK and Network World
Sharon Machlis / Computerworld Blogs: Should local governments back the iPhone?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Boston to launch complaint-filing iPhone app
Esme Vos / MuniWireless: iPhone plus camera plus pothole: Boston brings citizen complaints to the modern age
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Boston launches its Citizen Connect iPhone app
Scott Lachut / PSFK: Boston Debuts Citizen Connect iPhone App
Paul McNamara / Network World: Boston must have IT budget dollars to burn
Rebecca H. / Hulu Blog:
Paging Dr. Grey — Today marks the official start of a new relationship: the launch of ABC content on Hulu. Things kick off with five episodes of Grey's Anatomy, the primetime drama set at Seattle Grace Hospital, where surgical interns try to navigate the challenges of romance and friendship …
Discussion: Macworld, BetaNews, CNET News, TechCrunch, Lifehacker, Contentinople, NewTeeVee, Download Squad, PC World, TECH.BLORGE.com, Softpedia News, Technologizer and Gadgetell
Dan Moren / Macworld: Hulu officially begins adding ABC content
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: CBS is the last man standing against Hulu
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: ABC content starts arriving on Hulu
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: The Doctor Is In: ABC Content Comes To Hulu, Starting With Grey's Anatomy
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Hulu Begins Roll Out of ABC Programming
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: Disney Slowly Contributes Content to Hulu
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: ABC Content Now on Hulu
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Hulu begins rolling out ABC shows
Ian Paul / PC World: ABC Arrives on Hulu (Finally!)
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: Grey's Anatomy is first ABC show to arrive on Hulu
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: ABC Does Hulu, I'm Still Passing.
Iyaz Akhtar / Gadgetell: ABC content hits Hulu starting today
Vik / zooie's blog:
A Comparison of Open Source Search Engines — Motivation — Later this month we will be presenting a half day tutorial on Open Search at SIGIR. It'll basically focus on how to use open source software and cloud services for building and quickly prototyping advanced search applications.
Discussion: Open Source and ReadWriteWeb
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: An open source energy future?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Twittruth Tells The Truth About How You Really Use Twitter
Ed Oswald / Technologizer:
Sirius XM Says 1 Million Have Downloaded iPhone App — While Sirius XM may not be having much success keeping customers, it seems to be having a good deal of good fortune attracting listeners through its App Store offering, apparently. In the first two weeks of availability …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Tech Beat
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Sirius XM iPhone App Reaches 1 Million Downloads In Two Weeks
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat: Sirius XM's iPhone App Surpasses 1 Million Downloads