Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Is Growing Rotten To The Core: Official Google Voice App Blocked From App Store — Earlier today we learned that Apple had begun to pull all Google Voice-enabled applications from the App Store, citing the fact that they “duplicate features that come with the iPhone”.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple spurns Google, says no to Google Voice apps
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Rejects Official Google Voice iPhone App
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Voice Thoroughly Banned From the iPhone; So Much for an Open Platform
Eugenia Loli-Queru / OSNews: Apple Rejects Official Google Voice iPhone App
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Apple pulling Google Voice-enabled iPhone apps
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Apple Nixes 3 Google Voice Apps: Platforms with Open App Markets …
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Apple and AT&T Find Their Voice By Killing Off Google Voice Apps
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Is AT&T behind the rejection and removal of Google Voice apps?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Apple Doesn't Like Google Voice Apps and Removes Them From App Store
Ross Miller / Engadget Mobile: Google Voice iPhone app rejected, current GV apps lose connection with iTunes
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple removes Google Voice-based apps from the App Store
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 …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week: Apple Makes Nice with Music Labels
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: Apple Tablet: Again, Full OS X Please
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Apple iTablet: Will You Buy One?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Apple Tablet: Some Possibly Answered Questions
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com: Why Michael Scalisi deserves the Al Reis ‘Why the iPhone will Fail’ Award
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Five Reasons The Apple Tablet Will Rock
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 …
The Apple TV — There is an interesting story here that almost EVERYONE may be sleeping through. Note the headline, for instance, “Rumored Apple Tablet is a Train Wreck” direct from PC World which states, as a matter of fact, that the “Apple Tablet” is a train wreck.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Report: Hon Hai to build Apple tablets as soon as September — A Chinese newspaper has reported that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. will assemble tablet computers for Apple that may appear for sale as early as September. — The report, published by the Taipei, Taiwan Apple Daily paper …
Discussion: I4U News, SlashGear, Electricpig.co.uk, geeksugar, InformationWeek, www.pocketgamer.biz and eWeek
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Hon Hai rumored to build Apple Tablet
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple tablet September launch reiterated by Chinese leaks
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: Apple tablet launch brought forward
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: Apple Tablet Buzz Intensifies
Spanner Spencer / www.pocketgamer.biz: Large form iPod touch rumour for early next year
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Apple Rushing Tablet for Early 2010 Release?
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: ChannelWeb and Brave New World
Joseph F. Kovar / ChannelWeb: Can't Wait For Apple's Tablet PC? There Are Alternatives.
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World: Apple Tablet To Change Media?
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
In Study, Texting Lifts Crash Risk by Large Margin — 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.
Discussion: The Register, Phone Arena, TechFlash, Lockergnome Blog Network, Pocket-lint.com, TECH.BLORGE.com, TechVi and Pocket PC Thoughts.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Bill Ray / The Register: Truck drivers! Don't go texting now
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Texting drivers just asking to crash
Mike Kuznoff / TechVi: Texting while driving increases crash probability by 23 times
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: MobileContentToday, mocoNews, PC World, jkOnTheRun, InformationWeek, Geek.com, WMPoweruser.com, eWeek, WMExperts, Pocket PC Thoughts.com, Neowin.net, Gizmodo and Xconomy
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Microsoft Opens Windows Marketplace for Mobile to App Developer …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Microsoft Asks Developers To Build A Windows Mobile App For Chance At Surface Table
Dan Nystedt / PC World: Microsoft Opens Mobile App Store to Developers
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
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Microsoft Opens App Store for Developers
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft's Mobile Marketplace opens for submissions, contest
Microsoft's Mobile Marketplace opens for submissions, contest
Discussion: The Register, BetaNews, Ars Technica, mocoNews, CNET News, IntoMobile and Softpedia News
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft's mobile marketplace opens for submissions
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Microsoft entices Windows Mobile developers with chance to with Surface table
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Windows Marketplace for Mobile starts taking app submissions
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Verizon Wireless Confirms App Store Coming By Year-End; Is Qualcomm Involved?
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Microsoft kicks off Windows Mobile app store challenge
Will Park / IntoMobile: Microsoft opens Windows Marketplace to devs
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
The New AOL LLC Details: Search Bidding War by Next Year; $90M Restructuring Charges — Some more details gleaned from AOL (NYSE: TWX) Inc's first new filing with SEC. We reported on the Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Patch transaction earlier today. —For one, AOL's finally HQed in NYC, as it should have done a long time ago.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Digital Daily and BetaNews
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Time Warner preps for AOL spin-off; Google's 5% stake worth $283 million
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: No Worries, Sergey. We Can Make It Back in a Week on Mesothelioma Ads.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google sells $1 billion stake in AOL for $283 million
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 …
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider: Google Sells AOL Stake Back To Time Warner For $283 Million (GOOG, TWX)
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Sells Back Its Stake in AOL. There Goes $700 Million.
Om Malik / GigaOM: Google's Investment In AOL, Almost A Wash
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: Google MAKES Money on AOL Writeoff
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Google sells AOL stake after writing down more than $700 million
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Learning the Power of Teamwork in a Netflix Race for $1 Million — A contest set up by Netflix, which offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could significantly improve its movie recommendation system, ended on Sunday with two teams in a virtual dead heat, and no winner to be declared until September.
Discussion: Bits, PC World, TechCrunch and Pocket-lint.com
Steve Lohr / Bits: Netflix Challenge Ends, But Winner Is in Doubt
Jared Newman / PC World: Netflix Service May Get Smarter
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: The Netflix Prize Comes To A Buzzer-Beater, Nailbiting Finish
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Netflix Prize has been won
Jon / The Official Netflix Blog:
Netflix Prize Competition Closes - But No Winner Announced Yet
Netflix Prize Competition Closes - But No Winner Announced Yet
Discussion: NewTeeVee, WebProNews and AppScout
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Why the Netflix Prize is a Kind of a Big Deal
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Netflix Prize Contest Closes After Nearly 3 Years
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: $1M Netflix Prize Winner Expected in Next Few Weeks
Apple, Unicom ink deal on iPhone China sales -paper — China Unicom (0762.HK), one of China's top three mobile carriers, has reached a deal with Apple (AAPL.O) for the exclusive sale of its iPhones in China for three years, the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday.
Discussion: Agence France Presse, 9 to 5 Mac, IntoMobile, mocoNews, MacNN and AppleInsider
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: China Unicom takes Apple's iPhone to China, but says no formal deal yet...
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple and China Unicom reach deal: 3 year exclusivity, no revenue …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Report: Apple Signs Three-Year iPhone Deal With China Unicom
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Report: China Unicom has signed 3 year iPhone deal
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: Softpedia News, paidContent and AltSearchEngines, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Challenger Blekko Raises $11.5 Million; Still No Launch Date
Charles S. Knight / AltSearchEngines: Still in Stealth, Blekko Raises $11.5 Million
Verizon Wireless seeks U.S. court judgment on ads — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon and Vodafone Group PLC, asked a U.S. court for a judgment that its advertising claims to be “America's Most Reliable 3G Network” were truthful, which rival AT&T called “misleading” on Monday.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Gizmodo and GottaBeMobile.com
Ian Bell / Techdirt:
Examining Fact And (Gov't Crafted) Fiction On The Number Of Chinese Web Surfers — Statistics lauding the growth of the Internet in China have become so commonplace as to inspire yawns, despite breathless press reports of hundreds of millions of Chinese going online and signing up for the 'net.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
What Everyone Made from the Zappos Sale — If Zappos was a forced sale, would someone please come force me a raise? — Zappos just filed its S4 with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which details the history of the merger talks with Amazon. There's a lot of boring boilerplate here …
Discussion: The Business Insider, Venture Capital Dispatch, TechFlash, PE Hub Blog and Digits, Thanks:atul
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider: Zappos Earned $11 Million On $635 Million Of Sales Last Year (AMZN)
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: A blow-by-blow account of the Amazon-Zappos deal
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: Amazon in Love: The Four-Year-Long Courtship of Zappos
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits: A Billion-Dollar Question For Zappos, and Amazon
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Toshiba is making a whole lot of flash memory chips this month: New iPods? Tablet-related? Puppies? — New iPods usually come out in September, right? There or thereabouts, at any rate. Well then maybe we should look into this report that says Toshiba will “ramp up” production of flash memory chips during the month of Auguest.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider, Electronista, MacRumors, DigiTimes, The Raw Feed and Gadget Lab
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Flash memory lawsuit hassles iPod, iPhone, Mac supply
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Apple hogging Toshiba memory; future 1GHz iPhone chip?
Josephine Lien / DigiTimes: Toshiba reportedly scaling up NAND flash production for Apple order
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Financial Times Confirms Apple Tablet for September
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Google's Marissa Mayer Is On Twitter (GOOG) — Google exec Marissa Mayer — whom internal Twitter documents described as a “huge distraction” — has finally signed up for the service under her own name. — She's located @MarissaMayer.
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: Softpedia News, 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
Laura June / Engadget:
Philips' first Android endeavor, the V808, caught on camera? — Not a ton of details to be found here, but the first shots of what certainly appears to be Philips' first Android handset have emerged from China. The V808, as it's called, certainly looks Androidy enough, with a 3.2-inch …
Discussion: IntoMobile, MobileCrunch, Android Phone Fans, Android Central, Cloned In China, Google Android News … and Electronista
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Android-powered Philips V808 caught in the wild
Casey Chan / Android Central: Philips V808 Android Phone Pictures
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: eWeek, Softpedia News, ReadWriteWeb, ProgrammableWeb, Open Sources's blog, Irregular Enterprise, CloudAve and Between the Lines
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Intuit Launches Open Source Developer Community
Steven Walling / ReadWriteWeb: Code.Intuit.com - Partner Platform Gets a Dash of Open Source
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
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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Judge rejects fair use defense as Tenenbaum P2P trial begins — There will be no fair use defense for Joel Tenenbaum at trial this week. — Everything about the Tenenbaum case has been highly unusual, and Judge Nancy Gernter's final pretrial order was no exception.
Discussion: Techdirt, Threat Level, ZDNet Government and Recording Industry vs …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: No Surprise: Fair Use Rejected As Tenenbaum Defense
David Kravets / Threat Level: RIAA File Sharing Trial Begins — Update
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
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: IntoMobile, Engadget Mobile and Phone Scoop
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Verizon: LTE trials start in Seattle and Boston this year …
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Verizon's LTE Network Will First Appear in Boston and Seattle
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Battleground for Chip Rivals: Film Effects — Nvidia, AMD Push GPU Technology as Filmmakers Seek More Sophisticated Techniques; Intel Tries Different Approach — In the film “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” the wizard Dumbledore conjures up a tornado of fire that marks a new feat in animation …
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
‘Smart Grid’ Raises Security Concerns — Electric utilities vying for $3.9 billion in new federal “smart grid” grants will need to prove that they are taking steps to prevent cyberattacks as they move to link nearly all elements of the U.S. power grid to the public Internet.
Jeremy Wright / Ensight:
Handing Over the Reins at b5media (Or: A Year of Transition) — At the beginning of this year (literally, the 4th of January), I took nearly 2 weeks off work from b5media, the company I've been lucky enough to serve as CEO for the last 3 ish years (the original year or so was as a group of founders).
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, The Post Money Value, TechCrunch, The Blog Herald and One By One Media
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value: Just Like Drill b5 Media
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Jeremy Wright Steps Down As CEO of Blog Network b5media
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald: Jeremy Wright Steps Down, Elaine Kunda New CEO of b5media