Apple targets new player revolution — By Joseph Menn in San Francisco, Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles and Kenneth Li in New York — Apple is racing to offer a portable tablet-sized computer in time for the Christmas shopping season, in what the entertainment industry hopes will be a new revolution.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Tablet Launch to Coincide With iTunes Digital Album Enhancements in September?
Michael Hickins / BNET Technology: Apple's October Surprise A Christmas Gift For Google?
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World: Apple Tablet To Change Media?
Mike Harvey / Tech Central: Apple tablet coming soon, sooner, soonest
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: Apple Tablet Buzz Intensifies
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple reported to be readying tablet computer for music and ebooks
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: New Apple tablet rumor suggests September launch
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Tablet: The Kindle-Killer?
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Could An Apple “Cocktail” Bring New Life To The Album & The Music Inudstry?
Joseph Menn / blogs.ft.com: Apple ties tablet release to music sales drive
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple Tablet to Recreate “Heyday of the Album (With One Good Song)”
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Financial Times Confirms Apple Tablet Features, September Launch — According to the Financial Times, Apple is racing to launch the fabled Apple tablet in September, along with new iPods. They claim Apple is working with record labels and book publishers on new iTunes features created for the new device:
Discussion: Reuters, PC World, bub.blicio.us and GottaBeMobile.com
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters: Apple working on digital albums, tablet PC: sources
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Apple Tablet Ready by Xmas, Served with Multimedia ‘Cocktail,’ Says Report
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: Rumor: Apple Tablet to Launch by Holiday 2009
Apple joins forces with record labels — By Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles, Kenneth Li in New York and Joseph Menn in San Francisco — Apple is working with the four largest record labels to stimulate digital sales of albums by bundling a new interactive booklet, sleeve notes …
Discussion: Fast Company, Forbes, ReadWriteWeb, DailyTech, Gadget Lab, GMSV, PC World, The Seattle Times, The Apple Core, internetnews.com, Mashable!, TechSpot, Ars Technica, The Toybox, TECH.BLORGE.com, InformationWeek, Liliputing, Electricpig.co.uk, Epicenter, Boing Boing Gadgets, The iPhone Blog, I4U News, Softpedia News, TechCrunch, SiliconBeat, TUAW, VentureBeat, DailyFinance, 9 to 5 Mac, FierceWireless, BetaNews, Macsimum News, FierceMobileContent, GPS Obsessed, CrunchGear, Engadget, Edible Apple, Switched, TG Daily, Gizmodo, SlashGear, CNET News, MacDailyNews, T3.com News and GottaBeMobile.com
Chris Dannen / Fast Company: What We Want From an Apple Tablet
Brian Caulfield / Forbes: Apple Isn't Joining Forces With Record Labels
Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb: Apple's Cocktail To Inspire Better Bands?
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Apple Pours Record Labels a Cocktail
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Financial Times Confirms Apple Tablet for September
John Murrell / GMSV: Rumor watch: the iPad and the plan to bring back the album
Jonathan Seff / PC World: Report: Apple to Save the Album
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: FT: Apple tablet launching by Christmas; a Kindley 10-in. iPod Touch?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Three things the Apple tablet needs to be successful
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Apple Tablet May Launch in September
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Apple, record lables working on “Cocktail” project
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple working with record labels to resurrect the album
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Will Apple's rumored tablet be an ‘iPod touch DX’? It's all about perception
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: New Apple Tablet rumors point to possible trouble for the Amazon Kindle
Brad Linder / Liliputing: More Apple tablet rumors: It'll play music, revive the concept of the “album”
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: iTunes album artwork gets interactive
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Apple and Labels Hope to Reinvent Digital Album as Something People Buy
Steven Leckart / Boing Boing Gadgets: Apple Tablet Due in September?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple and Record Labels Trying to Reignite Album Interest with “Cocktail”?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Music ‘Cocktails’ Coming to iTunes.
John Boudreau / SiliconBeat: Apple working to bring back the popularity of music albums
Casey Johnston / TUAW: iTunes Store to add enhanced liner notes, extra media to album purchases
Melly Alazraki / DailyFinance: Stocks in the news: Aetna, Honeywell, Verizon, Apple
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple to offer a tablet device
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Apple and major labels try to bring back liner notes
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘FT’: Apple working on a musical ‘Cocktail’ …
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: Apple mixes cocktail to boost music album sales
Jon Skillings / CNET News: Report: Apple, labels mixing musical ‘Cocktail’
Michael Scalisi / PC World: Rumored Apple Tablet is a Train Wreck
Todd Brix / The Windows Blog:
The Race to Market — Today represents another significant milestone for Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and more importantly, the first big opportunity for developers. We are now accepting application submissions from all 29 supported countries and have launched a Race to Market Challenge to kick things off.
Discussion: mocoNews, TechFlash, eWeek, Geek.com, Pocket PC Thoughts.com, WMPoweruser.com, Neowin.net, WMExperts and Gizmodo
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Microsoft Ask Developers To Build A Windows Mobile App For Chance At Surface Table
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Windows Marketplace for Mobile Open for Application Submissions
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Windows Marketplace opens for developers
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Windows Mobile Marketplace Apps, Developers May Submit Them Now
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
S**tstorm Averted? AT&T Restores Access To 4chan (Which Is Now Under DDoS Attack) — AT&T has made even more people than usual angry when it started blocking/filtering parts of 4chan late last night. The popular message board, famous for being able to brew online (and offline) …
Discussion: AT&T, Digits, Mashable!, PC World, Guardian, Ars Technica, Merit Network, Techdirt, Erling Løken Andersen, CentralGadget.com and Gizmodo
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: AT&T Says 4chan Block ‘In No Way Related to the Content’
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: CEASEFIRE DECLARED: AT&T Unblocks 4Chan
David Murphy / PC World: AT&T Blocks 4chan, Stirs Internet Hornet's Nest
Kevin Anderson / Guardian: 4Chan attacked, not censored
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: AT&T Blocks 4chan Over DDoS... But May Not Like What Happens Next...
Christopher Price / CentralGadget.com: AT&T Blocking Access to Portions of 4chan (Updated Again)
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Why Did AT&T Block 4Chan? — It's indisputable at this point …
Jordan Golson / GigaOM:
The Real Reason Why AT&T Blocked 4Chan
The Real Reason Why AT&T Blocked 4Chan
Discussion: eWeek and 4chan Status
Brian Prince / eWeek: ATandT Lifts 4chan Block, Denies Censorship
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Verizon Q2 In Line; To Sell Palm Pre ‘Early Next Year’ — Verizon Communications (VZ) this morning reported revenue rose 11.3%, year over year, to $26.9 billion, in its second quarter ended in June, in line with an average estimate of $26.85 billion. Profit per share, excluding some costs …
Discussion: The Register, internetnews.com, Between the Lines, New York Times, GigaOM, Electronista, Phone Arena and FierceMobileContent
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Verizon to cut 8,000 (more) jobs
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Verizon keeps wireless churn lead in second quarter; Palm Pre coming 2010
Saul Hansell / New York Times: Verizon Plans to Trim 8,000 Jobs
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Is Verizon FiOS Putting the Hurt on Cable?
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Verizon Wireless data revenues double in Q2
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Layoffs, Palm Pre Coming to Verizon
Layoffs, Palm Pre Coming to Verizon
Discussion: PreCentral.net, I4U News, Engadget, PhoneDog.com, Local Mobile Search and WebOS Arena
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: Verizon: We'll Have the Pre ‘Early Next Year’
Robert Evans / I4U News: Verizon: Palm Pre in 2010.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Verizon reiterates it'll have the Pre — early next year
Aaron Baker / PhoneDog.com: Palm Pre coming to Verizon ‘early next year’
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Verizon Q2: Profit Down, Beats Expectations, Pre Coming & Apple Tablet?
Brian Hart / WebOS Arena: Verizon carrying Pre “early next year”
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Suddenly, Verizon Loves Wi-Fi — What's That Apple Tablet Got To Do With It? — Verizon said today that it's inked a partnership with Wi-Fi hotspot service provider Boingo Wireless that will allow its broadband customers to use Boingo hotspots across the country, an agreement that was first reported …
Discussion: DSLreports, Business Wire, CNET News, Wi-Fi Networking News, jkOnTheRun, Electronista, Sidecut Reports and Gizmodo
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Verizon changes tune on Wi-Fi
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Verizon Adds Free Hotspots for DSL, Fiber Customers
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Verizon Offers Boingo Wi-Fi — Macs Need Not Apply
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Verizon Broadband Customers Get Free Boingo Wi-Fi
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Do You Bing? Yahooers May Soon Search With Microsoft — Haggling Over Pact Close to Resolution; Upfront Payment Is Sticking Point — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Yahoo is close to making Microsoft's Bing its search provider. — The deal, which would make Yahoo a more credible competitor to Google …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: The New Terms Of Deal Talks Between Microsoft And Yahoo
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Bing to Power Yahoo Search?
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Ad Age: Microsoft and Yahoo finalizing search deal
Robert Evans / I4U News: ‘Bing’ To Be Yahoo's New Search Engine?
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: Yahoo, Microsoft to Finally Partner on Search?
Ina Fried / CNET News: Will this be the week for Microhoo?
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC all: Yahoo Rumored to be Near Bing Search Deal
Marianne Richmond / Resonance Partnership Blog: The Many Futures of Search — Lots of discussion lately about search and its future.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: What Do Yahoo, Microsoft & The Rolling Stones Have in Common?
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Amazon Faces a Fight Over Its E-Books — SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, offered an apparently heartfelt and anguished mea culpa to customers whose digital editions of George Orwell's “1984” were remotely deleted from their Kindle reading devices.
Discussion: Google Watch, TeleRead and Glass House
Frank Shaw / Glass House: Learning to Live With Technology
Alex Barnett / Intuit Partner Platform team blog:
Announcing code.intuit.com - IPP Open Source Community — This morning we are announcing a new open source community for developers interested in creating connected online applications for small businesses. The community, at code.intuit.com, lets developers work with Intuit and each …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Open Sources's blog, ProgrammableWeb, Between the Lines, Irregular Enterprise and CloudAve
Steven Walling / ReadWriteWeb: Code.Intuit.com: The Partner Platform Gets A Dash of Open Source
Open Sources / Open Sources's blog: Intuit's open source play is all business
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb: Intuit Backs a New Open Source Community
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise: Intuit creates open source community
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Friendster Shopping Itself Around In Asia — Friendster, one of the oldest social networks, is actively looking for a buyer and has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to find a party interested in acquiring the company or at least some of its assets.
Discussion: mocoNews, Dealscape, Softpedia News and PE Hub Blog
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: Friendster Puts Itself Up For Sale
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Dealscape: Friendster on the block, again
Erin Griffith / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion 7.27
David Barboza / New York Times:
IPhone Maker in China Is Under Fire After a Suicide — SHENZHEN, China — When a closely guarded prototype of a new Apple iPhone went missing at a huge factory here two weeks ago, an internal investigation focused on a shy, 25-year-old employee named Sun Danyong.
Discussion: BetaNews, AppleInsider, Brainstorm Tech, 9 to 5 Mac, Phone Arena, DailyFinance, Gadget Lab, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Gawker, Gizmodo, Macsimum News, Neowin.net and Mashable!
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Foxconn official says employee had suspicious history
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Report: Foxconn paid iPhone suicide's family $44,000
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone suicide: Foxconn pays family for death of Sun
Alex Salkever / DailyFinance: Is Apple to blame for the Chinese iPhone worker's suicide?
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: NYT Investigates Suicide Over Missing iPhone
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Foxconn iPhone suicide engineer's family given $44k compensation, Apple laptop
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Foxconn Worker Had 16 iPhone Prototypes, Girlfriend Given MacBook
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘NYT’: Foxconn paid suicide victim's family $44,000
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: iPhone Suicide: Who's to Blame?
Nicholson Baker / New Yorker:
A NEW PAGE — Can the Kindle really improve on the book? — Amazon is very good at selling things, but, to date, it hasn't been as good at making things. Photographs by Gus Powell. — KEYWORDS … I ordered a Kindle 2 from Amazon. How could I not? There were banner ads for it all over the Web.
Discussion: MediaMemo, The Seattle Times, Technologizer, blogs.chron.com, TeleRead and Gizmodo
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: The New Yorker Reviews the Kindle: “Buy an iPod Touch”
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Amazon's Kindle gets the Nicholson Baker treatment
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Nicholson Baker vs. the Kindle
Robert Nagle / TeleRead: Dear Nicholson Baker—Egad!
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Twitter Not Blocked In White House, As It Turns Out — Yesterday we wondered about Robert Gibbs' statement that Twitter was blocked on White House computers: If it was, then how did the White House Twitter feed get updated? We did some web-sleuthing and discovered that not only were Tweets off …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Top of the Ticket, O'Reilly Radar and Newlaunches.com
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Who types Obama's tweets?
Mark Milian / Top of the Ticket: Is Congress the ultimate ad agency?
Mark Drapeau / O'Reilly Radar: The Government Blocks Twitter No It Doesn't
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
AVG antivirus update attacks Apple's iTunes — A database update from AVG over the weekend made the Windows antivirus software attack users' iTunes installations, mistakenly viewing the application's library files as a Trojan virus and placing them in quarantine.
Discussion: CNET News, AVG, iLounge, TheAppleBlog, TG Daily, TechSpot and The Register
Elinor Mills / CNET News: AVG temporarily blocked iTunes, labeling it malware
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Mix: Spotify, AVG, $1 million app, Toshiba
Liam Cassidy / TheAppleBlog: AVG Antivirus Update Targets iTunes
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: AVG removes false iTunes “quarantine”
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Faulty AVG update breaks iTunes
John Leyden / The Register: AVG update gags iTunes
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Are Bing Users Twice As Likely To Click On An Ad Than Google Users? — Are people who search on Bing more commercial than Google searchers? According to a study by search-advertising network Chitika, visitors who arrive at sites from organic search results on Bing are 55 percent more likely …
Discussion: eWeek, internetnews.com, The Microsoft Blog, BNET Technology, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal, Thanks:gradientdissent
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Bing Could Be Improved with Online Game
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Reports: Bing Users Click More, Search Deal With Yahoo Coming This Week
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Booyah's iPhone app lets you record and share life's achievements — Booyah is launching a free iPhone app today that lets you create an “achievement system for your life.” Built by former game developers, the app lets you categorize and share your achievements in life with you friends.
Discussion: Bits, Digits, L.A. Times Tech Blog, TUAW, Macsimum News and MTV Multiplayer
Jenna Wortham / Bits: Booyah Wants You to Level Up, Online and Off
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits: App Watch: Turning Life Into a Game
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Booyah, a new species of iPhone app
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Booyah Society is new social game for the iPhone, iPod touch
Russ Frushtick / MTV Multiplayer: New iPhone App Tracks Real-Life Achievements
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Is Zynga a Target for State Attorneys General? — A few weeks ago a good source gave me a legal document written by a former federal prosecutor and senior Department of Justice official. It was arguing that social gaming company Zynga could be breaking multiple state and federal anti-gambling laws via its popular Texas HoldEm game.
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Facebook loses sizzle for Martha Stewart — The stars are dancing away from Facebook. And it's a quickstep. — After Bill Gates recently admitted that he had given up on Facebook because he couldn't work out which of his friend requests came from friends and which from very sad people …
Discussion: Mashable!, The Microsoft Blog, Softpedia News, FierceCIO News and Lockergnome Blog Network
Judi Hasson / FierceCIO News: Bill Gates: United States fails on data management
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Could this be the end of electric power cords? — From the time of Thomas Edison, scientists have been trying to develop a system that would send electric power through the air without wires. — Now a Massachusetts company, WiTricity, says it will have just such a system on the market in about 18 months.
Discussion: CrunchGear and The SiliconANGLE
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Bleeding Edge: Wireless Electricity
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Use Your iPhone to Track Your Happiness — Just when you thought you'd learned about all the things your iPhone can do for you, along comes a new one: It can help you track your happiness. Taking part also helps someone write a PhD, so it's a double plus.
Discussion: I4U News and textually.org
Robert Evans / I4U News: Psychologists Make App to Study Happiness.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Yanks The Cord On GV Mobile. Is It Trying To Kill Google Voice On The iPhone? — Google Voice is a pretty amazing service, but it comes with a number of minor annoyances, including the way in handles outgoing calls and SMS messages. Fortunately, Google has recently come out with a number …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Silverman Leaving NBC To Start New Video Company At Diller's IAC — Updated; Barry Diller just solved Jeff Zucker's Ben Silverman problem. In an unexpected turn of events announced this morning, Silverman will join Diller at IAC (NSDQ: IACI) to start an as-yet-unnamed multi-platform production company …
Discussion: IAC - Media Room, Brainstorm Tech, New York Times, NewTeeVee, DailyFinance, Gawker and Bloomberg, Thanks:latarian
Stephanie N. Mehta / Brainstorm Tech: The Ben and Barry Show 3.0
Bill Carter / New York Times: Co-Chief of NBC Entertainment Departs
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: IAC Shifts Van Veen, Hires Silverman, Makes Multi-Platform Moves
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance: The biggest loser: Ben Silverman leaves NBC, joins Barry Diller
Richard Lawson / Gawker: Wunderkind Ben Silverman Out at NBC
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Western Digital now shipping a 1TB mobile hard drive — I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of a 256GB SSD to replace the dying Hitachi 250GB HDD in my MacBook Pro, but Western Digital has me thinking twice about going leaner and meaner. WD announced two new 2.5-inch mobile drives this morning in ridiculous capacities.
Discussion: BetaNews, NEWSFACTOR, Computerworld, CNET News, Electronista, The Register, PC World, Gizmodo and GottaBeMobile.com
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Western Digital ships 2.5-inch terabyte drives
Chris Mellor / The Register: WD unfurls 1TB Scorpio
Peter Cohen / PC World: Western Digital Ships 1TB Laptop Hard Drive
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: 1TB Mobile Hard Drives Now Available from Western Digital
Gawker Media revenues up 45% in first half — Last autumn I said media companies — including ours — should be preparing for a decline of up to 40% in advertising revenues over the economic cycle. — The plunge has already been pretty terrifying for a range of companies from Yahoo and IAC to the newspapers.
Discussion: Mediaite, the Econsultancy blog and The Awl, Thanks:atul
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Gawker Bucks Ad Recession, Announces New Hires
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Lost magazine ad pages aren't coming back
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Barcode replacement shown off — A replacement for the black and white stripes of the traditional barcode has been outlined by US researchers. — Bokodes, as they are known, can hold thousands of times more information than their striped cousins and can be read by a standard mobile phone camera.
Discussion: I4U News
Robert Evans / I4U News: Bokodes To Replace Barcodes?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Adopting The Word ‘Tweet’ On Its Website — Remember all the brouhaha about Twitter trademarking the word ‘tweet’ and subsequently having to explain that they were not exactly doing this to attack third-party app developers over the use of the word?
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Twitter Updates Officially Become Tweets