Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft is planning an Office party on Monday — Microsoft is planning to announce Office Web Applications and the Office 2010 beta at the company's annual Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans next Monday. — Neowin hinted at the announcements yesterday but insider sources …
Discussion: Internet Evolution, The Seattle Times and TechSpot, Thanks:volvoshine
Alan Reiter / Internet Evolution: Google's Chrome OS Is No Sure Thing
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Chrome OS: Return of the network computer?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Microsoft plans “big announcement” for Monday?
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Putting together the pieces of Microsoft's “big announcement” next Monday
Putting together the pieces of Microsoft's “big announcement” next Monday
Simon Mackie / GigaOM: Microsoft Office Web App to Launch Monday?
Andrew Keen / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Google's C-Day
Clint Boulton / eWeek: What Does Google Chrome OS Look and Feel Like?
John Leyden / The Register: Google Oompa-Loompas dream of virus-free OS
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Google Chrome OS: A lot to do about Nothing
Rob Griffiths / PC World: Chrome OS's Impact? It's Too Early to Tell
Rob Diana / Regular Geek: Google Putting Together A Cash Cow
Martin / gHacks technology news: Google Chrome OS
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Microsoft's Big Announcement Next Monday: What's Up?
Staska / Unwired View:
Next in your iPhone OS: live object identification, face recognition, text filtering, smarter messaging, voice alteration — Apple guys do keep themselves busy thinking up new ways how to improve their iPhone OS software. And Apple's patent applications give us a glimpse of how they may go about it.
Discussion: MacRumors, I4U News, The Apple Core, Boy Genius Report and TheAppleBlog
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Working on Facial Recognition for iPhone.
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple files patents for object and facial recognition for the iPhone
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Crystal Ball: What's Coming in the Next iPhone?
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Sun Valley: Gates and Schmidt Do Lunch But Don't Comment on Google OS — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Google CEO Eric Schmidt had an awkward encounter this morning at the Sun Valley mogulfest this morning — and after Google detailed plans Tuesday to create software it hopes …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Long Live 3.5mm: HTC Makes The Switch — Dongles. In-line adapters. Proprietary headset ports. If it's an audio port on a mobile handset and it's not 3.5mm, it's junk. As we declared back in May, we're done with all of it. Now HTC, sire of the T-Mobile G1, myTouch …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: HTC Hears That People Want 3.5mm Headset Jacks
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: HTC Comes to Its Senses on Audio Jacks
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: HTC; 3.5mm headset jacks coming on most future devices
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: The Competition: Sony Ericcson Android UI
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: HTC pledges allegiance to the 3.5mm jack
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Speeding Up RSS — I'm sorry, but RSS feeds are way too slow. I know this first-hand. As part of my job here at TechCrunch, I monitor a lot of RSS feeds for breaking news. We also produce our own feed and I can see how quickly it propagates to various feed readers and feed-powered news aggregation services.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Best Buy and TiVo Are Forming an Alliance — SAN FRANCISCO — TiVo, the Silicon Valley company that popularized the digital video recorder, and Best Buy, the national electronics chain, are forging a broad partnership. — On Thursday, the companies plan to announce that Best Buy …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!, NewTeeVee, Technologizer, Contentinople, Mercury News, Engadget, VentureBeat, CrunchGear, DailyTech, Electronista, paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider, Switched, Gizmodo and TiVo Blog
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!: TiVo and Best Buy to Develop DVR TV
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: TiVo, Qik, FCC
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Let's Hope Best Buy Helps TiVo Sell More Boxes
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: Best Buy's Digital Land Grab
Troy Wolverton / Mercury News: Tivo strikes deal with Best Buy
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: TiVo, Best Buy Team Up for Marketing, Products
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: TiVo And Best Buy Team Up To Promote Each Other
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Best Buy And TiVo Partner To Promote Each Other
Thomas Houston / Switched: The Daily Engadget: TiVo and Best Buy Partner, Kindle 2 Price Cut
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple filings detail ID app, other potential iPhone enhancements — A half dozen new patent filings published this week from Apple detail various advancements that could find their way into future iPhones, such as a new “ID App” for identifying objects in a user's surroundings …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog, Games Alfresco, I4U News, FierceMobileContent and TG Daily
Robert Evans / I4U News: Potential New iPhone Features Released.
C Shanti / TG Daily: Apple files patents to improve the iPhone
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Bing Now Bigger Than Digg, Twitter and CNN — With the headlines that Microsoft's new search engine Bing has been grabbing, it's easy to forget that it only went live about a month ago. Since its launch at the beginning of June, it has given Google pause and even had its own web infomercial.
Victor Agreda, Jr / Download Squad: Bing isn't taking over the internet yet, everyone calm down
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Bing's Got Some Zing
Robert Evans / I4U News: Bing: 13th Most Visited Site In The U.S.
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Microsoft's Bing search engine passes Digg, Twitter, and CNN
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Bing is Now the 13th Most Visited Website
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Bing Bigger Than Twitter, Digg, Your Website
JG Mason / Gadgetell: Bing booming! Passes Twitter, CNN
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Bing More Popular Than Twitter, CNN, and Digg
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Bing bigger than Digg and Twitter
Dominic Rivera / Webbyist: Bing, gaining — Mashable reports that Bing is gaining some …
Douglas A Karr / The Marketing Technology Blog: Bing Leaves Twitter in the Dust... and Rising
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Real-Time Startup CoTweet Raises Real Money — It's the latest sign of Silicon Valley's zeal for startups that exploit Twitter: CoTweet, a company that offers software to help business send and receive messages from multiple Twitter accounts, is announcing a $1.1 million round of financing Thursday and opening to the public.
Discussion: GigaOM, Silicon Alley Insider, ReadWriteWeb, CoTweet, TechCrunch, mocoNews and Venture Capital Dispatch, Thanks:atul
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: CoTweet Pulls in $1.1M, Joins Club of Funded Twitter-Focused Startups
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter Business Tool CoTweet Raises $1.1 Million
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: CoTweet Opens Public Beta: Now You Can Tweet Like Starbucks
Kyle Sollenberger / CoTweet: CoTweet Secures Funding and Launches Public Beta
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch: Twitter CRM Service, CoTweet, Raises Series A Funding; Launches Public Beta.
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: CoTweet Raises $1.1 Million To Manage Corporate Twitter Accounts
Emily Steel / Total Telecom:
Spending on social networks to shrink, eMarketer says — Research firm predicts U.S. ad spending on social networks will drop 3% to $1.1 billion this year. — Advertising on social networks is expected to drop in 2009 after a period of hot growth, amid spending cuts by marketers and problems at MySpace …
Discussion: GigaOM and Wall Street Journal
Is Social Network Advertising Ready for Primetime?
Is Social Network Advertising Ready for Primetime?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Watch, ClickZ and Mashable!
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Blame it on MySpace: Ad Spending on Social Networks Expected to Drop 3% This Year
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Social Network Ad Spend to Dip in 2009, Pick Back Up in 2010
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Marketers to Cut U.S. Social Network Ad Spend in '09
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Stats: How Much Money are Facebook and MySpace Making?
Amazon.com $9.99 Kindle Books Have Publishers Nervous About Price Squeeze — Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle, which accelerated the adoption of electronic books, may shrink publishers' profit margins if the online retailer gets tougher about prices it pays for digital titles.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, E-Commerce Times, Contentinople, Techgeist and TeleRead
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Publishers Fear Amazon Will Cut Their Kindle E-Book Margins
Renay San Miguel / E-Commerce Times: Kindle 2 Price Cut May Not Be Kind Enough
Craig Matsumoto / Contentinople: News Bits: Publishers Worry About Amazon's E-Book Power
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Publishers Fear iTunes-esque Amazon Monopoly
David Rothman / TeleRead: ‘Kindle books at $9.99 may shrink profit margins at publishers’
Tameka Kee / paidContent:
Oodle + Twitter = Another Jab At Craigslist — Oodle continues to chip away at Craigslist's domination of the online classifieds market by partnering with much larger sites like AOL and powering their listings—but with a new Twitter integration, the startup is making the battle about more than just scale …
Discussion: Oodle Blog, Screenwerk, Local Onliner, I4U News and Cheezhead Recruiting
Ha Nguyen / Oodle Blog: Oodle's Twitter Integration: Phase One
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Oodle Integrates Twitter Distribution (and Search)
Robert Evans / I4U News: Oodle Integrates With Twitter.
Jennifer Carpenter / Cheezhead Recruiting: oodle begins twitter integration
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Clippy stars in new Office 2010 promo video — I'm not sure “spell check this” has the same ring as “I'll be back,” but I have enjoyed the series of promo videos for Office 2010 that try to cast the software as the plot of an action movie. — The latest installment shows the grave of Clippy …
Discussion: Seattle Times, CrunchGear, The Microsoft Blog, Download Squad, TheNextWeb.com and Engadget
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Lunch break: New movie trailer for Microsoft's Office 2010
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Zoom Zoom: Office 2010 promo video
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Video: Microsoft Office 2010, The Movie
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / TheNextWeb.com: Office 2010: The Movie. Too Funny.
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
webOS 1.1 Coming Soon? Exchange Improvements on Tap for Palm Pre — webOS 1.1 for the Palm Pre may be released within a month, including improved Exchange Active Sync policies and Security. An anonymous tipster has sent in some details on what we can expect with webOS 1.1.
Discussion: Palm WebOS and WebOS Arena
Shawn Brown / Palm WebOS: webOS 1.1 launching within 30 days?
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Sprint Outsources Daily Operations Of Its Network To Ericsson In A Deal Worth $5 Billion — Sprint (NYSE: S) Nextel confirmed today that it will indeed outsource the daily operations of its two wireless networks—both CDMA and iDEN—to Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC), in a deal worth $4.5 to $5 billion …
Discussion: eWeek, Between the Lines, GigaOM, Computerworld, Silicon Alley Insider and Electronista
Roy Mark / eWeek: Sprint Leaves the Networking to Ericsson
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Sprint Will Pay Ericsson $5B to Run Its Network
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Sprint teams with Ericsson in $5B network services deal
Glenn Fleishman / Macworld:
iPhone 3GS limited to 384 Kbps upstream — When the iPhone 3GS arrived last month, I explained the ins and outs of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), the rubric that covers AT&T's two highest-speed cellular data standards: HSDPA for downstream and HSUPA for upstream.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog, Gizmodo, The iPhone Blog and LOOPRumors
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: iPhone 3GS Upstream Speed Limited to 384Kbps
Craig / Fighting the Next Good Fight:
What? Volunteers to Approve $4.7 Billion in Broadband Grants? — Now there's a headline that'll give a grant writer pause - and the rest of the broadband project team terminal heartburn. — NTIA unveiled in Boston yesterday they intend to recruit an army of volunteers to make up the panels …
Discussion: GigaOM, ITworld.com and dailywireless.org
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Where Will $4.7B in Broadband Bucks Go? You Decide!
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Gold Rush — Craig Settles is hot under the collar …
Steve Block / Google LatLong:
The blue circle comes to your desktop — If you've used Google Maps for mobile, you'll be familiar with My Location. With single click of a button, your approximate location is shown on the map with a blue circle. Wouldn't it be great if that same feature was available in Google Maps on your desktop or laptop computer?
Discussion: TechCrunch, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Land, Google Operating System, The Steve Rubel Lifestream and Google Code Blog, Thanks:sinkercat
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Adds My Location to Desktop Version of Maps
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Google Expands ‘My Location’ On The Desktop, Tests Search Layers In Maps
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Simultaneous Searches in Google Maps
Steve Block / Google Code Blog: My Location on Google Maps
Pre owners complain of lack of onscreen keys — Palm Pre owners are ironically complaining that their smartphones don't have onscreen keyboards, a study by Strategy Analytics found today. Despite Palm having added the QWERTY keyboard in response to gripes about touch-only devices like the iPhone …
Discussion: Macworld and Edible Apple
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Nokia 3720 Classic: 125 EUR, coming out this summer, nearly impossible to break — Less than 6 hours ago, I predicted the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) 3720 Classic would be announced within 2 months. Well it happened. — For 125 Euros (110 British Pounds or 180 American Dollars) …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, Nokia, Electronic Pulp, Gizmodo, Unwired View, I4U News, SlashGear, MobileCrunch, Engadget Mobile and Phone Scoop
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Nokia 3720 classic gets official
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: The 3720 Classic Is Nokia's Most Rugged Handset To Date
Robert Evans / I4U News: Unbreakable Nokia 3720 Confirmed.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Nokia's 3720 Classic is ready for a beating
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Nokia makes 3720 official, its “most rugged mobile handset to date”
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Nokia Announces the Rugged 3720
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter Gets In Your Face About Upgrading to Firefox 3.5 — Woah, this is weird. Twitter has apparently starting promoting Firefox 3.5, which was released last week, to some of its users. Judging by Twitter Search, the banner began popping up around eight hours ago …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, TheNextWeb.com and Softpedia News
Rochelle Garner / Bloomberg:
NetApp May Be Acquisition Target After Losing Data Domain, Analysts Say — NetApp Inc., the maker of storage computers for companies such as Oracle Corp., may attract its own suitors after losing a bidding war for Data Domain Inc., analysts said. — Data Domain agreed to a $2.1 billion acquisition offer …
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Sun Valley: Diller and Malone Pessimistic on Twitter — Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley, Idaho, media fest got off to a gloomy start Wednesday, with downbeat panel discussions on the economy (getting worse) and the digital future (looking murky). — Bloomberg News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: I Am Stunningly Uninterested In Diller And Malone's Opinion Of Twitter
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: The Future for Media Moguls: Twitter?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Sun Valley's ‘Jerry Yang’ Rule: Photographers Kenneled Near Duck Pond
Robert MacMillan / MediaFile: Sun Valley: Ken Auletta paints it, black
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Silverlight 3 goes live on Microsoft's servers — Download Microsoft Silverlight 3 for Windows Final from Fileforum now. — A day earlier than expected, though not without precedent, Microsoft's servers began reporting to Silverlight users today the availability of version 3 …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Silverlight 3 arrives early
Introducing AmazonWireless - A New Amazon Web Site Offering Cell Phones and Service Plans — Easy-to-Use Web Site Guides Customers Through the Purchase Process; Rebate-Free Shopping and FREE Two-Day Shipping on All Phones — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the beta launch of AmazonWireless …
Discussion: TechFlash, Mobile Roar, Android Phone Fans, IntoMobile and Xconomy
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon launches online cellular store with phones and plans
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Amazon Launches AmazonWireless.com
James Falconer / IntoMobile: Amazon Launches AmazonWireless, Free 2-Day Shipping on All Devices
Eric Hal Schwartz / Xconomy: Amazon Launches Cellphone Site
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek:
Microsoft Adds Bing Features to Hotmail — Microsoft has integrated Bing into Hotmail, with a Quick Add feature that uses Bing search to pull video, maps, images and other content into users' e-mails. Since its June 3 release, Microsoft has been aggressively pushing Bing through a number …
Discussion: Fast Company, CNET News, TechCrunch and All about Microsoft
Clay Dillow / Fast Company: Microsoft Brings Bing Feature To Hotmail, Urges 350 Million Users to Forget Google
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Hotmail gets more Bing with new quick add menu
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Bing Comes To Hotmail
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Wal-Mart Embraces Twitter, but Not Brevity — Figuring out Twitter's business model may be complicated, but using the service isn't: It's fast, short and to the point. Unless you're the world's biggest retailer. — If you want a nice snapshot of the way corporate culture and legalese …
Discussion: Boing Boing