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?
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.
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Bing's Got Some Zing
Victor Agreda, Jr / Download Squad: Bing isn't taking over the internet yet, everyone calm down
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Microsoft's Bing search engine passes Digg, Twitter, and CNN
Robert Evans / I4U News: Bing: 13th Most Visited Site In The U.S.
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
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Bing bigger than Digg and Twitter
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Bing More Popular Than Twitter, CNN, and Digg
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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Hitwise: Bing Both Grows & Drops In June; Google Still Tops
Hitwise: Bing Both Grows & Drops In June; Google Still Tops
Discussion: eWeek, Tech Check with Jim Goldman, Digital Daily, Tech Trader Daily and Seeking Alpha
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Bing Grew 25 Percent Per Week in June, Says Hitwise
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman: Microsoft Plays a Game of Bing Pong
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Not With a Bing, But a Whimper, Redux
Marketing Charts / Seeking Alpha: Top 10 Telecom Websites: June 2009
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
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: HTC; 3.5mm headset jacks coming on most future devices
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: HTC Comes to Its Senses on Audio Jacks
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: The Competition: Sony Ericcson Android UI
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: HTC pledges allegiance to the 3.5mm jack
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: The Microsoft Blog, AppScout and BloggingStocks
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft on Chrome OS: No Comment
Tom Barlow / BloggingStocks: Google to launch alternative to Windows
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.
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: istartedsomething, Internet Evolution, The Seattle Times and TechSpot, Thanks:volvoshine
Long Zheng / istartedsomething: Putting together the pieces of Microsoft's “big announcement” next Monday
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?
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
New York Times Considers $5 Monthly Web-Access Fee — New York Times Co. said in a survey of print subscribers that it's considering a $5 monthly fee for access to its namesake newspaper's Web site. — In the survey, Times Co. also asked whether subscribers would be willing to pay a discounted fee of $2.50 a month for Web access.
Discussion: Technologizer, Silicon Alley Insider, Mediaite, Mashable!, DailyFinance, Epicenter, AppScout, Gawker and MediaMemo
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Would You Pay $5 a Month for the New York Times?
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: New York Times Considers Charging $5 Per Month For Access To NYT.com
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: NYT.com to Put an End to Freeloading Readers!
Sarah Gilbert / DailyFinance: New York Times to ask online readers to pay up
John C Abell / Epicenter: New York Times Considers $5 Monthly Web Fee: Bloomberg
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: New York Times Considers $5/Month Charge for Web Access
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Would You Pay $5 a Month to Read the New York Times Online?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: How to Save Newspapers, Charity Edition
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: Games Alfresco, I4U News, The iPhone Blog, FierceMobileContent and TG Daily
Robert Evans / I4U News: Potential New iPhone Features Released.
C Shanti / TG Daily: Apple files patents to improve the iPhone
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: CNET News, CoTweet, GigaOM, Silicon Alley Insider, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, Venture Capital Dispatch and paidContent, Thanks:atul
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Manage multiple Twitter accounts with your iPhone
Kyle Sollenberger / CoTweet: CoTweet Secures Funding and Launches Public Beta
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
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch: Twitter CRM Service, CoTweet, Raises Series A Funding; Launches Public Beta.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: CoTweet Raises $1.1 Million To Manage Corporate Twitter Accounts
The Official Google Blog:
Find Creative Commons images with Image Search — Let's say you're a blogger. You've just returned from a trip to New York City, and you're writing a post on New York landmarks. You want to illustrate your travel guide with an image — as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Google image search gets usage rights filtering
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Adds Creative Commons Selection to Advanced Options
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: Google Image Search Adds Creative Commons
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?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Maps Knows Where You Are
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Google Expands ‘My Location’ On The Desktop, Tests Search Layers In Maps
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Adds My Location to Desktop Version of Maps
Steve Block / Google Code Blog: My Location on Google Maps
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Simultaneous Searches in Google Maps
Mike Boland / Kelsey Group Blogs: Google Maps: Now with Auto-Location
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: My Location Added to Google Maps
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 …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!: TiVo and Best Buy to Develop DVR TV
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Best Buy And TiVo Partner To Promote Each Other
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Let's Hope Best Buy Helps TiVo Sell More Boxes
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: TiVo, Qik, FCC
Troy Wolverton / Mercury News: Tivo strikes deal with Best Buy
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Best Buy + TiVo = Partnership
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: TiVo, Best Buy Team Up for Marketing, Products
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: Best Buy's Digital Land Grab
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: TiVo And Best Buy Team Up To Promote Each Other
Thomas Houston / Switched: The Daily Engadget: TiVo and Best Buy Partner, Kindle 2 Price Cut
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
Is Social Network Advertising Ready for Primetime? — Mapping the social graph. — Let's get the bad news out of the way. — As a result of the poor economy and various difficulties at MySpace, paid advertising on online social networks in the US is expected to fall 3% in 2009.
Discussion: MediaPost, ReadWriteWeb, ClickZ, Search Engine Watch and Mashable!
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Blame it on MySpace: Ad Spending on Social Networks Expected to Drop 3% This Year
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Marketers to Cut U.S. Social Network Ad Spend in '09
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Social Network Ad Spend to Dip in 2009, Pick Back Up in 2010
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Stats: How Much Money are Facebook and MySpace Making?
Emily Steel / Total Telecom:
Spending on social networks to shrink, eMarketer says
Spending on social networks to shrink, eMarketer says
Discussion: GigaOM and Wall Street Journal
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: MySpace U.S. Ad Sales Expected to Fall While Facebook's Rise
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: Electronista, CrunchGear, E-Commerce Times, Silicon Alley Insider, Techgeist, Contentinople and TeleRead
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Book publishers' latest hobby? Complaining about the Amazon Kindle's success
Renay San Miguel / E-Commerce Times: Kindle 2 Price Cut May Not Be Kind Enough
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Publishers Fear Amazon Will Cut Their Kindle E-Book Margins
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Publishers Fear iTunes-esque Amazon Monopoly
Craig Matsumoto / Contentinople: News Bits: Publishers Worry About Amazon's E-Book Power
David Rothman / TeleRead: ‘Kindle books at $9.99 may shrink profit margins at publishers’
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, Daring Fireball, The iPhone Blog, Gizmodo and LOOPRumors
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: iPhone 3GS Limited to 384 Kbps Upstream
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: iPhone 3GS Upstream Speed Limited to 384Kbps
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, I4U News, Cheezhead Recruiting and Local Onliner
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
Brad Stone / Bits:
New York Attorney General Sues Tagged.com — Turns out our recent story on the spammy social network Tagged.com had a fan — Andrew Cuomo, New York's attorney general. — Mr. Cuomo has announced he intends to sue the company “for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy …
Discussion: Associated Press, OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK …, ABCNEWS, Mercury News, PE Hub Blog and paidContent
Verena Dobnik / Associated Press: NY official: Tagged site stole identities
OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY …: ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO ANNOUNCES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST SOCIAL …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: Yikes, Andrew Cuomo Suing Tagged.com
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: CrunchGear, Seattle Times, The Microsoft Blog, Download Squad, TheNextWeb.com and Engadget
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Zoom Zoom: Office 2010 promo video
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Lunch break: New movie trailer for Microsoft's Office 2010
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?
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: Ars Technica, windowslivewire.spaces …, Fast Company, CNET News, All about Microsoft and TechCrunch
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Bing invades Hotmail with “Quick add” feature
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
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Bing: Bringing Microsoft's ‘convenience search’ strategy to life
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Bing Comes To Hotmail
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
Comcast Unleashes Trial DNS Redirection in Select States — In a post today on Comcast's blog, Chris Griffiths, DNS Engineering Manger, has informed customers that they have begun to role a DNS redirection service—a controversial service offered by several other ISPs over the years …
Discussion: Comcast Voices and DSLreports
Chris Griffiths / Comcast Voices: Domain Helper service: Here to help you
Jin Hyun-joo / The Korea Herald:
Apple agrees to recall iPod MP3 players — U.S. computer giant Apple succumbed to Seoul's pressure to recall its first-generation iPod Nano following a series of reports of alleged battery explosion of the popular MP3 players, the government said yesterday.
Discussion: Engadget, MacRumors, Dow Jones Newswires, 9 to 5 Mac and Macsimum News
Darren Murph / Engadget: Keepin' it real fake, part CCXXI: Apple's iPhone and iPod nano hook up, combine
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Recalls First-Generation iPod Nano in South Korea
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: WSJ: Apple to recall some iPod Nanos in Korea
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple recalls iPod nanos in South Korea
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, Obsessable, Electronic Pulp, Gizmodo, Unwired View, I4U News, SlashGear, MobileCrunch, Engadget Mobile and Phone Scoop
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Nokia 3720 classic gets official
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: Nokia 3720 Classic — Nokia's 3720 is a rugged cell phone for the European market.
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
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: PC World, GigaOM and dailywireless.org
Grant Gross / PC World: NTIA Seeks Volunteers to Review Broadband Applications
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 …
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: Computerworld, eWeek, Between the Lines, Digital Daily, PC World, GigaOM, Silicon Alley Insider, Electronista and Seeking Alpha
Roy Mark / eWeek: Sprint Leaves the Networking to Ericsson
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Sprint to Ericsson: Take My Network Operations...Please
Matt Hamblen / PC World: Sprint, Ericsson Announce $5B Network Services Pact
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Sprint Will Pay Ericsson $5B to Run Its Network
Larry Dignan / Seeking Alpha: Sprint Outsources Network Maintenance to Ericsson