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: ReadWriteWeb, DailyTech, Gadget Lab, PC World, internetnews.com, The Seattle Times, SiliconBeat, Mashable!, TechSpot, 9 to 5 Mac, VentureBeat, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, The Apple Core, The Toybox, Softpedia News, GMSV, DailyFinance, TUAW, TECH.BLORGE.com, InformationWeek, Liliputing, Electricpig.co.uk, Epicenter, Boing Boing Gadgets, The iPhone Blog, I4U News, BetaNews, Macsimum News, FierceMobileContent, FierceWireless, CrunchGear, Edible Apple, CNET News, AppleInsider, TG Daily, Engadget, GottaBeMobile.com, MacDailyNews, T3.com News, GPS Obsessed, Gizmodo, Switched, Between the Lines, 24/7 Wall Street, SlashGear, MacRumors and Music Ally
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
Michael Scalisi / PC World: Rumored Apple Tablet is a Train Wreck
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: FT: Apple tablet launching by Christmas; a Kindley 10-in. iPod Touch?
John Boudreau / SiliconBeat: Apple working to bring back the popularity of music albums
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
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Three things the Apple tablet needs to be successful
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Will Apple's rumored tablet be an ‘iPod touch DX’? It's all about perception
John Murrell / GMSV: Rumor watch: the iPad and the plan to bring back the album
Melly Alazraki / DailyFinance: Stocks in the news: Aetna, Honeywell, Verizon, Apple
Casey Johnston / TUAW: iTunes Store to add enhanced liner notes, extra media to album purchases
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.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Apple and major labels try to bring back liner notes
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘FT’: Apple working on a musical ‘Cocktail’ …
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple to offer a tablet device
Jon Skillings / CNET News: Report: Apple, labels mixing musical ‘Cocktail’
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Apple's “Cocktail” may spur whole album sales in iTunes
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: Apple mixes cocktail to boost music album sales
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Apple's Tablet Mixes a Cocktail of Liner Notes and Interactive Music Experience
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Apple's tablet in time for Christmas?
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: PC World, bub.blicio.us, GottaBeMobile.com, I4U News, CNET News, Electricpig.co.uk and Obsessable
Jonathan Seff / PC World: Report: Apple to Save the Album
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: Rumor: Apple Tablet to Launch by Holiday 2009
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Labels to serve digital albums to iTunes rivals
Joe Minihane / Electricpig.co.uk: Apple tablet primed for Christmas?
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Financial Times claims Apple tablet on the way as part of new …
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.
Discussion: BNET Technology, TechCrunch, Tech Central, Guardian, Brave New World, InformationWeek, TG Daily, The Mac Observer, I4U News, hypebot, blogs.ft.com, T3.com News, Digital Daily and Seeking Alpha
Michael Hickins / BNET Technology: Apple's October Surprise A Christmas Gift For Google?
Mike Harvey / Tech Central: Apple tablet coming soon, sooner, soonest
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple reported to be readying tablet computer for music and ebooks
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World: Apple Tablet To Change Media?
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: Apple Tablet Buzz Intensifies
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)”
TechCrunch / Seeking Alpha: Apple's Tablet: The Kindle in Technicolor
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 …
Discussion: paidContent, Mashable!, The Seattle Times, CNET News, I4U News, GigaOM, John Battelle's Searchblog, MarketingVOX, Maximum PC all, Resonance Partnership Blog, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and LiveSide, Thanks:atul
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
Ina Fried / CNET News: Will this be the week for Microhoo?
Robert Evans / I4U News: ‘Bing’ To Be Yahoo's New Search Engine?
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: Yahoo, Microsoft to Finally Partner on Search?
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?
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, Ars Technica, Mashable!, PC World, Digits, Guardian, BetaNews, Techdirt, CentralGadget.com, Erling Løken Andersen and Gizmodo
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: CEASEFIRE DECLARED: AT&T Unblocks 4Chan
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: AT&T Says 4chan Block ‘In No Way Related to the Content’
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: 4chan Status and eWeek
Brian Prince / eWeek: ATandT Lifts 4chan Block, Denies Censorship
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
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, Phone Arena, Brainstorm Tech, 9 to 5 Mac, DailyFinance, Gadget Lab, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Gawker, Neowin.net, Gizmodo, Macsimum News, Mashable! and CrunchGear
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?
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: I4U News, PreCentral.net, Local Mobile Search, WebOS Arena and PhoneDog.com
Robert Evans / I4U News: Verizon: Palm Pre in 2010.
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: Verizon: We'll Have the Pre ‘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”
Aaron Baker / PhoneDog.com: Palm Pre coming to Verizon ‘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, CNET News, Wi-Fi Networking News, Business Wire, 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
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Verizon Broadband Customers Get Free Boingo Wi-Fi
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: ProgrammableWeb, Open Sources's blog, Between the Lines, Irregular Enterprise and CloudAve
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb: Intuit Backs a New Open Source Community
Open Sources / Open Sources's blog: Intuit's open source play is all business
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: paidContent, Dealscape and Softpedia News
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Friendster Puts Itself Up For Sale
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Dealscape: Friendster on the block, again
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, Technologizer, The Seattle Times, blogs.chron.com, TeleRead and Gizmodo
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: The New Yorker Reviews the Kindle: “Buy an iPod Touch”
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Nicholson Baker vs. the Kindle
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Amazon's Kindle gets the Nicholson Baker treatment
Robert Nagle / TeleRead: Dear Nicholson Baker—Egad!
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: The Microsoft Blog, Mashable!, Lockergnome Blog Network, Softpedia News and FierceCIO News
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: The SiliconANGLE and CrunchGear
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Bleeding Edge: Wireless Electricity
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: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, O'Reilly Radar, techPresident and Newlaunches.com
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Who types Obama's tweets?
Mark Drapeau / O'Reilly Radar: The Government Blocks Twitter No It Doesn't
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, Computerworld, NEWSFACTOR, CNET News, Electronista, PC World, The Register, GottaBeMobile.com and Gizmodo
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Western Digital ships 2.5-inch terabyte drives
Peter Cohen / PC World: Western Digital Ships 1TB Laptop Hard Drive
Chris Mellor / The Register: WD unfurls 1TB Scorpio
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: 1TB Mobile Hard Drives Now Available from Western Digital
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Spotify Waves iPhone Buzz Under Apple's Nose — Streamed music service Spotify is trying to gain Apple's acceptance for its iPhone app by simultaneously whetting users' appetites and flattering the iTunes operator. It says it's finished the app and “sent it over to the nice people at Apple”.
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Spotify mobile music app coming to the iPhone
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Video: Spotify unveils its official iPhone app
Matt Rosoff / CNET News: Don't get too excited about Spotify for iPhone
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC: Spotify sets its sights on iPhone
Andrew Orlowski / The Register: Spotify announces £120 a year unlimited sub
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Spotify's iPhone App
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: U.S. Exclusive: Hands-On with the Spotify iPhone App
Kevin Anderson / Guardian: Spotify's iPhone app: too like iTunes?
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Spotify submits iPhone App to Apple
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Spotify for iPhone submitted to Apple for approval
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life: Spotify - going mobile
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: HD Video: Spotify for the iPhone!
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: Brainstorm Tech, IAC - Media Room, 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
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.
T-Mobile USA and RIM Introduce the New BlackBerry Curve 8520 — Approachable New Smartphone Offers Email, Messaging, Social Networking, Music and Entertainment for People on the Go — BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON and WATERLOO, ONTARIO—(Marketwire - July 27, 2009) -
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Boy Genius Report, VentureBeat, Gearlog, Engadget Mobile, PhoneNews.com and MobileTechWorld
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: BlackBerry Curve 8520 Arrives August 5
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Curve 8520
Jamie Lendino / Gearlog: T-Mobile and RIM Unveil BlackBerry Curve 8520
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: RIM Announces BlackBerry Curve 8520 (Updated)
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
The ‘Mayors’ of Manhattan Meet and Compete — Most of the people mingling in a dim Manhattan bar on Saturday afternoon were alternating between making small talk and intently studying the screens of their cellphones. — If this had been any other social gathering, the fact that most of the dozen …
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?
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: AVG, TheAppleBlog, TG Daily and TechSpot
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
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: TUAW, L.A. Times Tech Blog and Macsimum News
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
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: The Microsoft Blog, BNET Technology, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal, Thanks:gradientdissent
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Reports: Bing Users Click More, Search Deal With Yahoo Coming This Week