Michael Scalisi / PC World:
Rumored Apple Tablet is a Train Wreck — Given the rumor mill chatter, it sounds like the mythical Apple tablet is all but a done deal. People seem to be talking with certainty about how, either later this year or early next year, Apple will unveil a multitouch tablet with a 10-inch screen …
Discussion: Technologizer, Podcasting News, Gizmodo, Reuters, louisgray.com, bub.blicio.us, MacDailyNews, GottaBeMobile.com, Obsessable, Financial Times and 9 to 5 Mac
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Apple Tablet: Some Possibly Answered Questions
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Five Reasons The Apple Tablet Will Rock
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters: Apple working on digital albums, tablet PC: sources
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: Rumor: Apple Tablet to Launch by Holiday 2009
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Financial Times claims Apple tablet on the way as part of new …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Tablet Is The Kindle In Technicolor (With Laser Beams) — While there's a lot of talk about Apple's rumored tablet device as it relates to new initiatives from the music industry, the device is undoubtedly a lot larger in scope. The music-angle talk is mostly thanks to the Financial Times …
Discussion: MacRumors and Brave New World
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Tablet Launch to Coincide With iTunes Digital Album Enhancements in September?
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World: Apple Tablet To Change Media?
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, eWeek, InformationWeek, WMPoweruser.com, Geek.com, MobileTechWorld, Pocket PC Thoughts.com, WMExperts, Neowin.net, Xconomy and Gizmodo
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Microsoft Asks 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
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Microsoft Opens App Store for Developers
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Windows Mobile Marketplace Apps, Developers May Submit Them Now
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft's Mobile Marketplace opens for submissions, contest
Microsoft's Mobile Marketplace opens for submissions, contest
Discussion: Ars Technica, BetaNews, CNET News, mocoNews and IntoMobile
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Windows Marketplace for Mobile starts taking app submissions
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Microsoft entices Windows Mobile developers with chance to with Surface table
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Microsoft kicks off Windows Mobile app store challenge
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Verizon Wireless Confirms App Store Coming By Year-End; Is Qualcomm Involved?
Will Park / IntoMobile: Microsoft opens Windows Marketplace to devs
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Time Warner preps for AOL spin-off; Google's 5% stake worth $283 million — Time Warner on Monday said that it bought back Google's 5 percent stake in AOL for $283 million. The deal, disclosed in regulatory filings, was part of a series of disclosures to set in motion Time Warner's spin-off of AOL as an independent company.
Discussion: PC World, paidContent, The Business Insider, Reuters, Digital Daily and Mashable!
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Google Sells AOL Stake at $717 Million Loss
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: SEC Watch: Time Warner Buys Back Google's AOL Interest For $283 Million
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider: Google Sells AOL Stake Back To Time Warner For $283 Million (GOOG, TWX)
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: No Worries, Sergey. We Can Make it Back in a Week on Mesothelioma Ads
Sarah Rabil / Bloomberg:
AOL Valued at Less Than $5.66 Billion After Google Sells Back Its 5% Stake — Time Warner Inc. bought back Google Inc.'s 5 percent stake in AOL in a transaction that values the Internet unit at less than $5.66 billion. — The $283 million purchase price also includes Google's share …
Discussion: Search Engine Land, VentureBeat, TechCrunch and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Google sells AOL stake after writing down more than $700 million
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Sells Back Its Stake in AOL. There Goes $700 Million.
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, PC World, Internetnews Blog, Ars Technica, Mashable!, The Social, Fudzilla, Erling Løken Andersen, TechnoLlama, IDG News Service, Gizmodo, Techdirt, CentralGadget.com and TechVi
David Murphy / PC World: AT&T Blocks 4chan, Stirs Internet Hornet's Nest
Andy Patrizio / Internetnews Blog: Of AT&T, /b/tards and Net Neutrality
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: AT&T: The 4chan Block Was Nothing Personal
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: AT&T said to block 4chan; pranksters fight back
Jon Worrel / Fudzilla: AT&T blocks access to 4chan, then restores it
Robert X. Cringely / IDG News Service: 4chan welcomes AT&T to the rogue Internet
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Why Did AT&T Block 4Chan? — It's indisputable at this point …
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)
Randall Bennett / TechVi: AT&T blocking controversial site after DDoS attack: Reports
Jordan Golson / GigaOM:
The Real Reason Why AT&T Blocked 4Chan
The Real Reason Why AT&T Blocked 4Chan
Discussion: 4chan Status, MediaPost, Merit Network, PC World, Digits, Guardian and Tech Central
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: AT&T Says 4chan Block ‘In No Way Related to the Content’
Kevin Anderson / Guardian: 4Chan attacked, not censored
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Layoffs, Palm Pre Coming to Verizon — This recession is a long way from over if Verizon's latest earnings are anything to judge by. Reporting second-quarter earnings that were a penny better than the 62 cents per share Wall Street had been expecting, the company said it suffered …
Discussion: PreCentral.net, I4U News, mocoNews, PhoneDog.com, Local Mobile Search, Engadget, WebOS Arena and techblog.dallasnews.com
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: Verizon: We'll Have the Pre ‘Early Next Year’
Robert Evans / I4U News: Verizon: Palm Pre in 2010.
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?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Verizon reiterates it'll have the Pre — early next year
Brian Hart / WebOS Arena: Verizon carrying Pre “early next year”
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Verizon says it will have Palm Pre “early next year”
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Verizon Q2 In Line; To Sell Palm Pre ‘Early Next Year’
Verizon Q2 In Line; To Sell Palm Pre ‘Early Next Year’
Discussion: The Register, Electronista, internetnews.com, Phone Arena, Between the Lines, GigaOM, New York Times, FierceMobileContent and Palm Pre Cases …
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
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Is Verizon FiOS Putting the Hurt on Cable?
Saul Hansell / New York Times: As Profit Falls 21%, Verizon Plans to Slash 8,000 Jobs
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Verizon Wireless data revenues double in Q2
Christopher Meinck / Palm Pre Cases …: Verizon Confirms Palm Pre Early Next Year
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Texting Raises Crash Risk 23 Times, Study Finds — The first study of drivers texting inside their vehicles shows that the risk sharply exceeds previous estimates based on laboratory research — and far surpasses the dangers of other driving distractions. — The new study …
Discussion: TechFlash, Lockergnome Blog Network, Daring Fireball and TechVi, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Mike Kuznoff / TechVi: Texting while driving increases crash probability by 23 times
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 …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com, TUAW and Gizmodo
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Apple Doesn't Like Google Voice Apps and Removes Them From App Store
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: GV Mobile Google Voice iPhone App Getting Booted From App Store …
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: Business Wire, PC World, Computerworld, Wi-Fi Networking News, DSLreports, CNET News, jkOnTheRun, Electronista, Sidecut Reports, Gizmodo, Slashdot and dailywireless.org
Stephen Lawson / PC World: Verizon Adds Hotspots to Consumer Broadband
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Verizon offers free Wi-Fi to consumer customers
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Verizon Adds Free Hotspots for DSL, Fiber Customers
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Verizon changes tune on Wi-Fi
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Verizon Offers Boingo Wi-Fi — Macs Need Not Apply
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Verizon Broadband Customers Get Free Boingo Wi-Fi
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Verizon + Boingo = Public WiFi
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: TeleRead, Google Watch, Glass House and Slashdot
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, Irregular Enterprise, CloudAve and Between the Lines
Steven Walling / ReadWriteWeb: Code.Intuit.com - 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
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, O'Reilly Radar, VentureBeat, Top of the Ticket, Newlaunches.com and techPresident
Mark Drapeau / O'Reilly Radar: The Government Blocks Twitter No It Doesn't
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Who types Obama's tweets?
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: Gizmodo, TeleRead, MediaMemo, Technologizer, blogs.chron.com, The Seattle Times, The Awl, Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab and Snarkmarket
Robert Nagle / TeleRead: Dear Nicholson Baker—Egad!
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
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab: Today in Capitalism 2.0 — 1. Skilled immigrants are leaving the States.
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: mocoNews, Bits, Digits, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Joystiq, App Advice, Macsimum News, TUAW 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
JC Fletcher / Joystiq: iPhone app offers achievements for life, booyah!
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
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
“YouTube Can Be Very Profitable In The Near Future” — A few weeks ago, everyone agreed that YouTube was going to be a perpetual money pit. — Then, a week ago, Google said YouTube is coming along nicely and will soon be profitable. — Now everyone agrees that YouTube will soon be raking in money hand over fist.
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, iLounge, TG Daily, TheAppleBlog, The Register, TechSpot and AVG
Elinor Mills / CNET News: AVG temporarily blocked iTunes, labeling it malware
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Mix: Spotify, AVG, $1 million app, Toshiba
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: AVG removes false iTunes “quarantine”
Liam Cassidy / TheAppleBlog: AVG Antivirus Update Targets iTunes
John Leyden / The Register: AVG update gags iTunes
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Faulty AVG update breaks iTunes
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 …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Bing to Power Yahoo Search?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: The New Terms In Deal Talks Between Microsoft And Yahoo
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?
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Ad Age: Microsoft and Yahoo finalizing search deal
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: VentureBeat, paidContent, Dealscape, broadstuff, Softpedia News and PE Hub Blog
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Friendster Puts Itself Up For Sale
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Dealscape: Friendster on the block, again
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: The Value of Selling Social Networks
Erin Griffith / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion 7.27
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
Windows XP to Windows 7: It's Going to Be a Bumpy Ride — The company's decision not to support upgrades from Windows XP is a rare misstep in the Windows 7 delivery process. — Post a — Microsoft's decision to leave Windows XP users behind, with no easy upgrade path to Windows 7, is …
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Lack of XP to Windows 7 upgrade path causing grief
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Bumpy ride for XP to Windows 7 upgrades
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.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stealth Search Engine Blekko Raises $11.5 Million — One search engine dies, another takes a step forward. — This is a hard space to find a niche in, but the money at stake if you succeed is staggering. — Blekko, the stealth search engine we've been covering since early 2008 …
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Challenger Blekko Raises $11.5 Million; Still No Launch Date
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple seeds iPhone 3.1 Beta 3 to developers — Apple provided iPhone developers Monday afternoon with a third beta of iPhone 3.1, the first planned update to its third-generation mobile operating system. — Beta 3 is only accessible to those with an existing developer account.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, O'Grady's PowerPage and The Loop
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone OS 3.1Beta3 (7C116a)released...
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: iPhone OS 3.1 to Support Augmented Reality Applications …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1 Beta 3 to developers
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
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Verizon LTE Tests Planned for Seattle, Boston — Executives praise iPhone, but no plans for the smartphone on Verizon — Verizon Wireless executives on Monday declined to comment directly about whether it will soon offer the iPhone, but the company will kick off tests of its LTE network in Seattle and Boston later this year.
Discussion: PC World, Engadget and Phone Scoop
Grant Gross / PC World: Verizon Net Income Down on Wireline Performance
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Verizon's LTE Network Will First Appear in Boston and Seattle
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Whatever happened to the Conficker worm? — (CNN) — Remember Conficker? — The hugely talked-about computer worm seemed poised to wreak havoc on the world's machines on April Fool's Day. — And then ... nothing much happened. — But while the doom and gloom forecast for the massive botnet …
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Conficker's low-profile threat
My Sys-Con Nightmare — A tale of intellectual property, identity, libel, and online bullying. — A little history — Beyond simply using my content without permission, they had misappropriated my identity by stating that I was one of their authors. And I wasn't the only one.
Discussion: Labnotes and James Governor's Monkchips
James Governor / James Governor's Monkchips: Just Say No to Sys-Con: Aral's Jihad
Alan Travis / Guardian:
The government's guide to using Twitter — Guidelines suggest tweets should be frequent, timely and credible — Even its author admits that a 20-page strategy paper for government departments on how to use Twitter might be regarded as “a bit of over the top” for a microblogging tool with a limit of 140 characters a message.