Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Loopt Location To Update In The Background On iPhone — Loopt, a location-based social networking service, will be the first third-party iPhone service to work in the background while the app is not running. — Via a deal with AT&T, and with your permission, Loopt will be able to access …
Discussion: Loopt In, Ars Technica, Mashable!, MacRumors, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, AppleInsider, mocoNews, The iPhone Blog, Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Loopt to Run iPhone Location Service in the Background
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Loopt to Become First Third-Party iPhone Service to Run in ‘Background’ [Updated]
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Loopt Launches First Always-On, Location-Aware iPhone App …
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Loopt and AT&T Work Out $3.99/month “Always On” Location Updates Deal for iPhone
Donald Melanson / Engadget Mobile: Loopt strikes deal with AT&T for background monitoring on iPhone
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Meet Seth the blogger guy, AT&T's answer to angry iPhone owners — Seth Bloom. Photo: AT&T — “We have heard you. We are on it.” — So says the Seth Bloom — a.k.a. Seth the blogger guy — the geeky talking head that AT&T (T) has sent out to do damage control in the face …
Discussion: TechCrunch, NEWSFACTOR, eWeek, Tech Trader Daily, 9 to 5 Mac, PhoneDog.com, ChannelWeb, Download Squad and Softpedia News
Jennifer LeClaire / NEWSFACTOR: As MMS Nears, Analyst Says AT&T Gripes Are Justified
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: iPhone MMS Feature Adds Another Challenge for ATandT's Network
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Seth the blogger guy tells you why AT&T is way behind every …
Adriana Lee / PhoneDog.com: iPhone: MMS to arrive Sept 25 (finally)
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: AT&T Finally Gets The iPhone Picture: MMS Coming Soon
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: AT&T: iPhone software update with MMS coming Sept. 25
Jared Newman / PC World:
Network Woes? Hate the iPhone, Not AT&T
Network Woes? Hate the iPhone, Not AT&T
Discussion: SuperSite Blog, Digital Daily, Mobile Technology, eWeek and AT&T
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Streaming Video Better on Pre Than on iPhone?
Ainsley Jones / Mobile Technology: AT&T Launching MMS for iPhone on Sept. 25
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: ATandT Finally Bringing MMS to the iPhone
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Social App Foursquare Takes in $1.35 Million in Funding From Unionsquare — Foursquare, the hot iPhone social app that allows you to broadcast your location to your friends, is raising its seed round of $1.35 million., and has raised almost all of it, according to a new SEC document just filed.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, VentureBeat, mocoNews, Union Square Ventures and bub.blicio.us
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Ball in Foursquare's court with $1.35 million round
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Foursquare Gets $1.35 Million To Play With From Union Square And O'Reilly AlphaTech — As we alluded to two days ago, the location-based social network Foursquare has just raised its first round of funding. PaidContent found out about the seed round through an SEC document, and we've confirmed the round with the company.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, foursquare and the Econsultancy blog
Dan Grabham / TechRadar.com:
Samsung: OLED notebooks by late 2010 — Global computing boss targets release a year from now — Samsung says we could get the first commercial OLED laptops a year from now. — Speaking at the official IFA launch of the X-Series and N-Series notebooks and netbooks, Kyu Uhm …
Discussion: Gizmodo, OLED-Info, I4U News, Samsung Hub, T3.com News, The Toybox, TechSpot, DVICE, Crave, Electronista, Engadget, The Tech Report and techblog.dallasnews.com
Robert Evans / I4U News: Samsung OLED Laptop, Q3 2010?
Kunal / Samsung Hub: Samsung OLED laptop in 2010
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: OLED notebooks to ship by late 2010, Samsung says
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Samsung hopes to launch OLED laptops next year
Charlie White / DVICE: Samsung to offer world's first OLED laptop next year
Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog: Do we need expensive OLED screens in laptops?
Ross Miller / Engadget: Samsung expecting OLED laptops in Q3 2010
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Samsung plans OLED notebooks for late 2010
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
How Team of Geeks Cracked Spy Trade — PALO ALTO, Calif. — From a Silicon Valley office strewn with bean-bag chairs, a group of twenty-something software engineers is building an unlikely following of terrorist hunters at U.S. spy agencies. — One of the latest entrants …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com, Thanks:blogfisher
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: How Team Of Geeks Exploded Media Trade
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Amazon Offers Redelivery or $30 to People Who Lost '1984′ — Amazon took a lot of heat in July when it wirelessly deleted copies of two George Orwell titles from the Kindle e-readers of some customers. CEO Jeff Bezos eventually apologized for the incident, calling it “stupid …
Discussion: Robert X. Cringely's blog, Engadget, PC World, CNET News, Macworld, TECH.BLORGE.com, TechSpot, BetaNews, Softpedia News, The Register, Technologizer, Christopher Null, Gawker, Between the Lines, Contentinople, bub.blicio.us, Silicon Alley Insider, AppScout, GottaBeMobile.com, Voices on All Things Digital and TeleRead
Robert X. Cringely / Robert X. Cringely's blog: Amazon makes amends for Kindle blunder — to a point
David Coursey / PC World: Amazon's 1984 Kindle Credit: Thank You, Big Brother!
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Amazon apologizes for deleting Kindle e-books
Peter Cohen / Macworld: Amazon offers to return Kindle users Orwell books or $30
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Kindle users get Amazon offer for returned deleted books, gift certificates
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: 1984 All Over Again — Back in July, Amazon.com endured a bout …
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: News Bits: Google China Boss Leaves
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: Amazon's Mea Culpa
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Amazon Offers To Redeliver Deleted Orwell Books Or $30 Refund
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Amazon Offers Make Good on Orwellian Faux Pas
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Voices on All Things Digital: Amazon Offers Redelivery or $30 to People Who Lost 1984
Paul Biba / TeleRead: Amazon offering 1984 back to Kindle readers
Tim O'Reilly / TechCrunch:
Gov 2.0: It's All About The Platform — Editor's note: The following guest post is by Tim O'Reilly, the founder and CEO of computer book publisher O'Reilly Media and a conference organizer. O'Reilly coined the term Web 2.0 five years ago. Now he is arguing it is time for Gov 2.0 …
Discussion: Gov 2.0 Summit, TechPolitik, TomsTechBlog.com and Brian Solis
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
WebOS 1.2 Accidentally Leaked! — go4craig in our Palm Pre Forums has just posted that he applied the webOS Doctor (the ‘last resort’ method for getting your Pre back to factory standard) and, wonder of wonders, it installed webOS 1.2 for him. Guess what - same thing happened for forum member Leathal.
Discussion: Engadget, Palm WebOS, EverythingPre, SlashGear, MobileCrunch, Gizmodo and all things Palm Pre
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Palm webOS 1.2 leaked, plugged in record time
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: webOS 1.2 Leaked — It appears that Palm inadvertently …
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Palm Pre's OS 1.2 Gets Leaked and Pictured
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: New Palm Pre firmware gets leaked - by Palm!
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon Wireless Touch Pro2 to land September 11th, $199.99 — As if an Android handset and a couple of Blackberry handsets weren't enough, Verizon Wireless customers may have yet another handset coming quickly down the pike. A trusted ninja let us know that VZW's Touch Pro2 is slated …
Discussion: SlashGear, I4U News, WMExperts, WMPoweruser.com and Phone Arena
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: HTC Touch Pro 2 Landing On Verizon With Huge $199.99 Impact
Robert Evans / I4U News: Touch Pro2: Heading to Verizon Sept 11
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Verizon Touch Pro 2 rumored for Sept. 11, $199
Dish Told to Pay TiVo Almost $200 Million Over Patent — Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) — Dish Network Corp. and EchoStar Corp. were told to pay almost $200 million to TiVo Inc. for contempt of an order that it stop providing its DVR service after losing a patent-infringement ruling.
Discussion: The Register, NewTeeVee, BetaNews, TechCrunch, TheStreet.com, Reuters, Contentinople, Dow Jones Newswires, MacNN and Gizmodo
Austin Modine / The Register: EchoStar ordered to pay TiVo (another) $200m
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Court Awards TiVo $200M from Dish, EchoStar
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Court awards TiVo $200 million, not $1 billion, in Dish/EchoStar damages
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: The Hurt Keeps Coming: Dish And EchoStar Ordered To Pay TiVo Another $200 Million
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com: TiVo, Dish Applaud EchoStar Penalty
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters: TiVo awarded $200 million in Dish Network patent suit
Jeff Baumgartner / Contentinople: Court Orders Dish, EchoStar To Pay TiVo $200M
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Dish Needs To Pay TiVo Another $200 Million
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
23andMe Co-Founder Linda Avey Leaves Personal Genetics Start-Up to Focus on Alzheimer's Research — BoomTown just got the following email from Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andMe, the personal genetics start-up, about the departure of her co-founder, Linda Avey (pictured here).
Fred / A VC:
RSS Is Alive And Well — Somehow the comments on my “10 Characteristics of Great Companies” post yesterday drifted into the topic of the future of RSS. I was debating whether to wade into this silly debate about whether “RSS is dead” or not and was leaning toward ignoring it.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area, gregword, bijan sabet, No Soap, Radio! and Signal to Noise, Thanks:robinwauters
Matt Baume / NBC Bay Area: New Twitter Exec Fuels Speculation
Ted Wallingford / Signal to Noise: 10 Reasons RSS is Quite Alive in Spite of Twitter Fanboys
Mathew D / The Global Outpost:
China's Potential Crackdown on Music Piracy — China's Ministry of Culture has issued a new online music policy that will regulate online music content and potentially reduce the level of music piracy. — Pali Research has already warned that this policy will significantly affect search engine Baidu …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and VentureBeat
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal: China's Music Web Sites Face Censorship
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: China orders “cleanup” of online music, WSJ says
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
China Cracks Down On Music Pirates
China Cracks Down On Music Pirates
Discussion: TechCrunch, JLM Pacific Epoch, p2pnet and Seeking Alpha
Mozilla to protect Adobe Flash users — The upcoming Firefox 3.5.3 and Firefox 3.0.14 releases, currently in beta, will check the version of Adobe Flash plug-in installed in the browser and warn the user if that plug-in is out of date. Johnathan Nightingale, “Human Shield” (Security Lead) …
Discussion: The Register, Sunbelt Blog, Download Squad, Mozilla Developer News and PC World
Dan Goodin / The Register: Firefox to warn users of insecure Adobe Flash
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Mozilla tweaks Firefox “What's new?” page to check for outdated Flash plugin
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Is Google Using A Privacy Double Standard? — There is a much longer post to be written on Google's privacy policies and its history of combatting or complying with government requests for information and those of third parties using the courts to get access to user data.
Discussion: BetaNews, ZDNet Government and Business Week, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Google makes a quick U-turn on Books privacy amid FTC inquiry
Cade Metz / The Register:
Feds force Googlebooks privacy promise
Feds force Googlebooks privacy promise
Discussion: Google Book Search Blog, Fast Company, Google Books, Open Book Alliance and BayNewser
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Snow Leopard, Marble, And Calamine Lotion — There are two types of people in the world: Those that hate change, and those that embrace it. I tend to fall into the latter category. And that's why OS X Snow Leopard is an odd product for me. — On one hand, I like the idea that Apple …
Discussion: PC World and TUAW, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Rob Griffiths / PC World: Use New Exposé Features in Snow Leopard
Brett Terpstra / TUAW: Snow Leopard 101: Application Switcher Exposé
How I cross-site scripted Twitter in 15 minutes, and why you shouldn't store important data on 37signals' applications — Today the Ruby on Rails security team released a patch for a cross-site scripting issue which affected multiple high-profile applications, including Twitter and Basecamp.
Discussion: Softpedia News, SC Magazine US and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch: RubyOnRails XSS Vulnerability Claims Twitter, Basecamp And My Confidence
Four new themes — Posted by Jake Knapp, UI Designer and Manu Cornet, Software Engineer — Manu: Hey Jake, you still using that same old theme? — Jake: Well, yeah. I mean, I like it — but I don't know... I guess it just doesn't feel as new as it used to. — Manu: I hear ya. Well, good news!
Stephen Shankland / The Download Blog: Gmail Turf + Chrome Grass themes = yuck
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Random Gmail Theme
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: COOL: New Gmail Themes Align With Nature, Video Games
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
LinkedIn profiles give clues of Windows Mobile 7 features — Stephen Chapman, aka the UX Evangelist, has scoured the LinkedIn profiles of tech-industry workers for clues of what features Microsoft is building into its upcoming Windows Mobile 7 phone operating system.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Electronista, UX Evangelist, The Register, IntoMobile, InformationWeek, WMExperts and WMPoweruser.com
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Is Windows Mobile 7 in beta already?
Stephen Chapman / UX Evangelist: Windows Mobile 7: Various Feature Confirmations
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Windows Mobile 7 feature details mined
Ed Hansberry / InformationWeek: On Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7.0
Tim Schulz / TrendSlate:
Former MySpace Exec Allen Hurff to Launch SoCal-based Incubator — Allen Hurff, former SVP of Engineering at MySpace, will be launching a startup incubator based in Southern California. The news comes from his recently-updated LinkedIn page (image below). — Details on the incubator are cloudy.
Discussion: cdixon.org, GigaOM, Techgeist and TechCrunch, Thanks:trendslate
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Ex-MySpace Exec Hurff to Found Startup Incubator, What About the Rest of Them?
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Too Many Incubators — Fresh on the heels of the news that …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Former MySpace Exec Allen Hurff Working On A Startup Incubator
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bit.ly Offering Even Shorter ‘J.mp’ URLs — Bit.ly, Twitter's official URL shortening service, is offering even shorter URLs, via a new ‘j.mp’ service. — We just popped open our bit.ly sidebar to send a tweet and got this new URL tool instead. By knocking out two characters from the URL …
Discussion: bit.ly blog, ReadWriteWeb, lalawag, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Mashable! and Bloggers Blog
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Bit.ly Scores a Shorter & Better URL
Laurie Percival / lalawag: Bit.ly Bites off Two More Characters
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Size Matters: Shorter is Better
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: The Easier Way to Use Bit.ly's New J.mp Short URL
Lorelle VanFossen / Lorelle on WordPress:
Old WordPress Versions Under Attack — Otto42 of OttoDestruct, a key WordPress developer and supporter, reports that there is an “attack” on older versions of WordPress right now. The number of sites hit by this is growing every hour. Protect your WordPress blog now: UPDATE NOW!!!
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Microsoft: Cyber-crooks exploiting unpatched IIS bug — IDG News Service - Microsoft says that cyber-criminals are starting to exploit an unpatched bug in its IIS server software that was made public earlier this week. — The flaw can be exploited to let an attacker take control of an older IIS …
Discussion: MSRC, The Register, Zero Day, InformationWeek and eWeek
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: Microsoft FTP in IIS vulnerability now under attack
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Microsoft Expands IIS Vulnerability Warning
Brian Prince / eWeek: Microsoft Warns IIS Vulnerability Is Under Attack
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Techie-Conference Smackdown — An upcoming New York arts and technology event, dubbed the Audience Conference, is scheduled for Nov. 5 and 6, but it's managed to ruffle some techie feathers well in advance. … Several of its speakers, including TechCrunch's Michael Arrington …
Brian Clark / Copyblogger: Here's Where Brian is Speaking in the Coming Months
Ayan Mandal / Finance Blog:
Google Search Volumes and Economic Activity — We are really excited to launch Google Domestic Trends on Google Finance. This launch was inspired by Hal Varian, our chief economist's research on using Google Trends data to predict economic indicators. — Google Domestic Trends tracks …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Beyond Search, Search Engine Land, The Official Google Blog, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Journal, Seeking Alpha and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google Financial Services: Another Wobbly Step
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Giving Stock Tips With Domestic Trends
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Domestic Trends Tracks Search Volume Across Economic Sectors
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Launches Domestic Trends on Finance Site
TechCrunch / Seeking Alpha: Should You Invest Based on Google Searches?