Clayton Morris / Fox News:
Verizon, AT&T May Carry Apple Tablet — Which wireless carrier will offer Apple's soon-to-be-released mystery device? Will it be Verizon? AT&T? The answer, according to sources at the two companies, is both.
Discussion: Kotaku, CNET News, AppleInsider, Macworld, App Advice, eWeek, Digital Daily, The Apple Core, Gizmodo, Mashable!, PC World, Silicon Alley Insider, iLounge, InformationWeek, EverythingiCafe, Techland, Erictric, TG Daily, TUAW, Macsimum News, SlashGear, I4U News, Go Rumors, Tech Eye, Electronista, The iPhone Blog, DisplayBlog, The Next Web, MacRumors, LOOPRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, Network World and Edible Apple
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Which EA Games Can We Expect To See On Apple's Tablet?
Erica Ogg / CNET News: More Apple tablet rumors: 3G, dock connector
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple's Tablet To Hit Both AT&T & Verizon
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple Tablet May Be Carried by Both Verizon, ATandT
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple's Tablet: MacBook Airbus?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple tablet rumored to come to Verizon (and AT&T)
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Fox News: Apple Tablet Will Be Sold By Both Verizon and AT&T
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: AT&T and Verizon to Carry Apple's Tablet [RUMOR]
Ian Paul / PC World: Verizon and AT&T May Both Get Apple Tablet
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge: New Tablet Details: Twin Dock Connectors, a Big Antenna Panel, and Pricing Q's
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: WSJ Says Apple Tablet To Redefine Media
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Verizon and AT&T In Talks Over Tablet, Say Fox News
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Report: Apple chooses AT&T and Verizon to bear its Holy Tablet
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Rumor: Apple to announce Verizon iPhone on the 27th
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: AT&T, Verizon both to support the iPad/iTablet?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: AT&T And Verizon Wireless Rumored As Apple Tablet Carriers
Adamson Rust / Tech Eye: Apple woos AT&T for Etch-a-Sketch tablet
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Fox News: Apple in Talks With AT&T for iTablet, Verizon for iTablet and iPhone
Matthew Rogers / The Next Web: Fox News: Verizon AND AT&T to Get Tablet
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: FoxNews: Verizon and AT&T going down to the wire for tablet
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
The Apple Tablet Interface Must Be Like This — Some people want the Apple Tablet to run Mac OS X's user interface. Others think its UI will be something exotic. Both camps are wrong: The iPhone started a UI revolution, and the tablet is just step two. Here's why.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com, Edible Apple and TUAW, Thanks:atul
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Reading for the Last Weekend Before the Apple Tablet
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Tablet rumors: 3G, dual dock connectors, user interface
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft shakes up its Entertainment and Devices unit — Microsoft has made some major organizational changes to its Entertainment and Devices unit — the part of the company responsible for its mobile, Zune, Media Center and Mediaroom IPTV products. — Earlier this week, Microsoft reorg'd the TV …
Discussion: paidContent, The Seattle Times and WMPoweruser.com
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Microsoft CVP Rodriquez Leaves; Responsibility For Zune, Mediaroom …
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Microsoft to announce date for Windows Mobile 7 at MWC 2010 — Alongside the launch of Windows Mobile 6.6 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2010, Microsoft is also expected to announce a date for the commercial availability of WM7, according to sources familiar with Microsoft's roadmap.
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Windows Mobile 7 to Debut at WMC 2010
Robert Evans / I4U News: Windows Mobile 7 To Get Launch Date At MWC 2010
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HTC Touch Diamond3 is AMOLED WM7 Obsession?
Amy Zunk / GottaBeMobile.com: Windows Mobile 7 on the horizon?
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo Australia: Windows Mobile 7 WILL Launch End Of Year, Apparently
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Windows Mobile 7 devices not available until late 2010, early 2011
The Official Google Blog:
Understanding the web to make search more relevant — Last year at our second Searchology event, we announced Google Squared and Rich Snippets, two approaches to improve search by better understanding the web. Today, we're kicking off the new year with two improvements based on those technologies.
Discussion: CNET News, Google Watch, Search Engine Land, Google Webmaster Central Blog, ReadWriteWeb and ResourceShelf
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Google search gets answer highlights and events
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Search Just Got a Little Bit Smarter: Highlights Answers to Factual Questions
The Macbook Air to Be Updated After the MacBook and MacBook Pro? — While most computer manufacturers have already announced and/or released their Intel Core i3/i5-based notebook models, Apple is still offering Core 2 Duo-based units and will most likely quickly move on to the new Intel mobile platform.
Discussion: SlashGear, AppleInsider, MacRumors, Electronista, Softpedia News, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo Australia, Gizmodo and Fudzilla
Chris Davies / SlashGear: MacBook Air refresh delayed by ULV Core i3/i5 shortage?
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Keep Waiting For A MacBook Air Upgrade, If ULV Core i3 and i5 Shortages Are True
Fuad Abazovic / Fudzilla: Ultra-thin Core i5 notebooks to come later
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Fred Wilson and the Venture Capital (Non-)Cartel — When a capitalist says that he is pleased to see profits increase as his competitors disappear and the remainder hold the line on price is that a cartel? How is it different from the CEO of, say, Honda, gloating about the elimination …
Fred / A VC: The Venture Diet Is Working
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
As VC Industry Shrinks, First-Time Investments Plummet
As VC Industry Shrinks, First-Time Investments Plummet
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, Digital Daily, PE Hub Blog, TechCrunch, CNET News, VentureBeat, silicontap.com and New York Times
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Announcing the Silicon Valley Venture Capital Trepidation Index
Lance Whitney / CNET News: VC investments sink to lowest levels in 12 years
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times: Venture Capital Was Tight for Tech Start-Ups in '09
comScore Reports Global Search Market Growth of 46 Percent in 2009 — Google Sites Accounts for Two-Thirds of 131 Billion Searches Conducted Worldwide in December while Introduction of Bing Helps Microsoft Post Significant Gains During the Year — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) …
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Search Grows Globally by 46% YoY
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: 29 Million Searches Per Minute: Global Search Engine Market Grew 46% in 2009
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: comScore: Searches Grow 46 Percent Globally In 2009
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Reigns Supreme In 2009 Worldwide Searches But Microsoft Sees Faster Growth
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: China Has Smallest Query Growth Among Top Search Markets
Nick Bilton / Bits:
‘Controlled Serendipity’ Liberates the Web — When I finish writing this blog post, I will Tweet it. — I will copy this link, go to my Twitter account and spend a minute writing an abbreviated (yet hopefully catchy) description of this piece. And I'll follow the same actions on Facebook and other social networks.
Discussion: Trends in the Living Networks, Thanks:atul
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks: We are fast learning how to create “enhanced serendipity”
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
‘Drastic’ Digg overhaul could ‘shock’ users, says Kevin Rose — Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, says the site will undergo a major redesign later this year to better embrace the real-time web — Rose said that the new version of Digg, which will go live in the next few months, would represent the biggest change in the site's history.
Discussion: Technologizer, Mashable!, Softpedia News, Fast Company and Erictric
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Digg to Undergo Drastic Overhaul
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Enable Multitouch in Nexus One Web Browser — Like the Motorola Droid on Verizon, US version of Nexus One which was launched by Google earlier this month didn't ship with a multitouch capable web browser even though the hardware and Android 2.1 OS is fully capable of doing it.
Discussion: PC World, TG Daily, Obsessable, Gadget Lab, Softpedia News, Erictric, Android Central and jkOnTheRun
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Hacker Enables Multitouch on Nexus One Browser
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Android hacker adds multitouch capabilities to Nexus One
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Nexus One hack adds multi-touch to browser
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Hack Brings Multitouch to Nexus One Browser
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Rooted Nexus Ones get multitouch, but wait, there's more ...
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Nexus One Hack Adds Multi-Touch to Android Browser
Anil Dash / CNN:
Don't let Twitter, Facebook, Google be the only game in town — Editor's note: Anil Dash is the director of Expert Labs, an independent nonprofit that is part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and uses the web to let policy makers listen to the expertise of citizens.
Discussion: Daily Patricia
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo Stands By Google Android Phone — HONG KONG—Lenovo Group Ltd. said Friday its new smart phone using Google Inc.'s Android platform is on track to be launched in May in China and the U.S. search engine giant's ongoing spat with China won't impact its operations.
Discussion: Engadget, The Toybox, SlashGear, Maximum PC, Fone Arena, Android Central, FierceWireless, T3.com News, Electronista and Reuters
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Lenovo LePhone launching in Le May
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Lenovo Lephone getting 2H 2010 launch outside China
Vikas SN / Fone Arena: Lenovo LePhone Getting Released This May
Casey Chan / Android Central: Lenovo LePhone Set To Release in May in China
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Motorola shifts gears in China, Lenovo stands firm
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Will Chinese Users Buy Android Phones Sans Google?
Will Chinese Users Buy Android Phones Sans Google?
Discussion: CNET News, Chicago Tribune and Digits
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Sony Ericsson to launch its first Android phone
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune: Motorola launches Android app store in China
Jennifer Valentino / Digits: Manufacturers Move Ahead With Android in China, Despite Google
Michael French / mcvuk.com:
BBC gets back into games — Broadcaster's commercial division Worldwide wants to turn key IPs into DS, Wii, iPhone and online games, MCV can reveal — After spending years sat on the fence, the BBC is returning to games in a big way, MCV can exclusively reveal.
Discussion: Eurogamer, SocialTimes.com, Pocket-lint, www.pocketgamer.biz, Kotaku, iLounge, VG247, bit-tech.net, Gamasutra, Mobile Entertainment, GoNintendo and Blue's News
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com: BBC Worldwide Pushes Into The Games Industry
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint: BBC to get back into games
Spanner Spencer / www.pocketgamer.biz: BBC returning to handheld gaming
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: The BBC Want Top Gear, Doctor Who Video Games
Charles Starrett / iLounge: BBC planning games for the iPhone, iPod touch
Stephany Nunneley / VG247: BBC looking to make games out of its popular series
Joe Martin / bit-tech.net: BBC to make show-based games
Stuart OBrien / Mobile Entertainment: BBC to make iPhone games
RawmeatCowboy / GoNintendo: BBC getting more into games, looking to bring established franchises to Wii, DS
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Android tops iPhone 7 to 1 in free wallpaper and ringtone downloads — Hip-hop/R&B dominate the sound of Android devices; iPhone users like a little more rock — Click to enlarge. Source: Myxer's Boombox report — Here's an interesting peek into the world of free Web-based mobile phone downloads.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Electronista, Maximum PC and TechCrunch
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Android Grew 350% in 2009 — While we recently reported …
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld:
Judge reduces $2M music-sharing verdict to $54k — IDG News Service - A Minnesota judge reduced the $2 million in damages that a jury ordered file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset to pay, calling the original verdict “monstrous and shocking.” — Thomas-Rasset was one of the first people …
Discussion: CNET News
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Judge lowers Jammie Thomas' piracy penalty
Internet 2009 in numbers — What happened with the Internet in 2009? — How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many more. Prepare for information overload, but in a good way.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Beats Estimates With Very Strong Q4: $6.67 Billion — Google posted a very strong Q4, given the recession, with $6.67 billion in revenues. This beats financial analyst general consensus estimates. Here are some top-level highlights from the earnings release:
Discussion: Fast Company, Screenwerk, Softpedia News, The Precursor Blog, WebProNews, Wall Street Journal, 9 to 5 Mac, Search Engine Roundtable, AdAge, paidContent, GigaOM, InformationWeek, internetnews.com, L.A. Times Tech Blog, The Register, TechCrunch, CNET News, TechFlash, Tech Trader Daily, Search Engine Journal, Business Wire, Between the Lines, Silicon Alley Insider, Erictric and Rob Hof's Blog
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google's Q4 Earnings Call Comments: Local
Scott Cleland / The Precursor Blog: Takeaways from Google's 4Q09 earnings
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Wall Street Turns Nose Up At Google Earnings Report
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal: Google's Earnings Soar
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Google CEO says Apple relationship ‘stable’
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Continues The Cash Drive: Revenue Up, Profits Up, Everything up (GOOG)
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Google Has High Hopes for Display, Mobile Advertising in '10
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Posts Big Jump In Sales
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Google: The Mobile Web Could Be Better Than the PC Web
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Returns To Double Digit Growth
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google reports strong fourth quarter as revenue jumps 17%, but stock drops
Cade Metz / The Register: Google money machine returns to overdrive
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Schmidt: “Our Next Huge Business Is Display” And Mobile Growing Too (4Q09 Earnings)
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Google sees fourth-quarter revenue, earnings rise
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Google revenue jumps 17%
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Google Q4 Revs Ex-Tac $4.95B; Non-GAAP EPS $6.79; Beats Street, But Stock Swoons
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Q4 Strong But Not The Blowout Wall Street Wanted (GOOG)
Bertrand / Erictric: Google Announces 2009 4th Quarter Earnings
JD Lasica / Socialmedia.biz:
2010 conferences: Social media, tech, marketing — Lucia Giacomantonio, Adriana Gascoigne and Robyn Cohen at Web 2.0 Expo, April 2009. — The Ultimate Guide to conferences & events, month by month — For the past three years I've painstakingly put together a calendar of the best social media …
Chris OBrien / SiliconBeat:
Looks like Netflix is dead. Again. — Once again, Netflix has been placed on a death watch. But I'm not buying it for a second. We've heard that too many times over the company's history. And each time, the company has nimbly defeated new and established competitors, while growing like gangbusters in a horrid economy.
Discussion: PC World, Hitwise Intelligence and Ars Technica
Ian Paul / PC World: Five Unlikely Apple Tablet Rumors
Heather Dougherty / Hitwise Intelligence: YouTube Launching Movie Rentals
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: YouTube dipping its toe into rentals, but users may balk
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Chromium nightly build adds memory-saving ‘phantom tab’ support — Pinned tabs are a great way to save room on your tab strip in Google Chrome. But suppose you want to free up the resources something you've pinned is using — say the 50+ MB of memory used by Seesmic Web or another similar web apps?
Discussion: gHacks technology news
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
ComScore's Gift to Web Publishers: (Almost) Free Traffic — Hey Web publishers! Want to boost your traffic overnight? Talk to comScore, which is handing out millions of unique visitors. — The Web's dominant traffic counter is in the midst of overhauling its traffic-counting system …
Discussion: Inside Facebook, Gawker and CNET News
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
NASA Astronaut Tweets From Space - For Real This Time — Astronauts aboard the ISS received a special software upgrade earlier this week, according to a NASA statement released moments ago: personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the “ultimate wireless connection”.
Discussion: The Register, CNET News, Bits, Computerworld, PR Newswire, Gizmodo, Digital Daily, eWeek and Tech Eye
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Web2.0rhea infects International Space Station
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Astronaut sends first live tweets from space
Nick Bilton / Bits: First Tweet From Space — On Friday Timothy Creamer …
Nick Barber / Computerworld: Astronauts can now surf the Web, Tweet from space
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: QOTD: Insert “One Small Tweet for Man” Joke Here
Roy Mark / eWeek: NASA Extends Web to ISS
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Micello Launches “Google Maps for the Indoors” — Micello, one of the more exciting startups to debut at the most recent DEMO conference, is a mobile mapping solution that is basically “Google Maps for the indoors.” Where traditional mapping services show everything in the world outside …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Video: Micello, because American shopping malls are so big …
John Cook / TechFlash:
Motricity files for $250 million IPO — Motricity, which moved its headquarters from Durham, North Carolina to Bellevue in 2008, has filed to raise up to $250 million through an initial public offering. The 6-year-old company, which has raised more than $400 million from Technology Crossover Ventures …