Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet, iPhone OS Based, Going to Be “Terrific” — In an interview with CNBC, McGraw-Hill's CEO confirms that their textbooks will be on the Apple Tablet and it will be an iPhone OS based machine. When asked about their textbooks being on the Apple tablet, Terry MrGraw responds (2m 50s):
Discussion: The Register, VentureBeat, Boy Genius Report, Digital Daily, Electronista, TUAW, Gizmodo, SFGate, BetaNews, CrunchGear, Crave, Seeking Alpha, Ars Technica, Mashable!, L.A. Times Tech Blog, DailyFinance, App Advice, Macworld, Redmond Pie, DailyTech, PC World, Between the Lines, Phone Arena, Appletell, Gearlog, IntoMobile, Engadget, Digital Trends, Silicon Alley Insider, Electricpig, The Next Web, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, Hardware 2.0, Podcasting News, Gawker, Daring Fireball, TeleRead, Gizmodo Australia, jkOnTheRun, PMP Today, Pocket-lint, DisplayBlog, Gadget Lab, GottaBeMobile.com, Webomatica, EverythingiCafe, The Huffington Post and The iPhone Blog
Rik Myslewski / The Register: US book giant confirms Apple tablet
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: At last: Real photos of the Apple tablet
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: McGraw-Hill accidentally (on purpose?) leaks Apple Tablet on CNBC
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: McGraw-Hill CEO: If This Wasn't an Apple-Sanctioned Leak, I'd Already Be Dead
John Herrman / Gizmodo: McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet With iPhone-Style OS
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: The one reason why I would buy an Apple tablet
Greg Kumparak / CrunchGear: McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet Is Coming Tomorrow
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica: McGraw-Hill outs Apple early: it's a tablet
Tyler Tschida / App Advice: McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms iPhone OS-Based Apple Tablet
Nicholas Bonsack / Macworld: Quick Draw? Publisher leaks Apple tablet details
Chris Brandrick / PC World: Oops! McGraw-Hill CEO Lets Apple Tablet Confirmation Slip
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: Apple Tablet: Partners jump the gun, start confirming Tablet before event
Jake Gaecke / Appletell: McGraw-Hill CEO confirms the obvious, Apple tablet to be “just really terrific”
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Video: In case you haven't heard about it yet, McGraw-Hill CEO …
Darren Murph / Engadget: McGraw-Hill's CEO confirms Apple tablet, debuting tomorrow
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: McGraw-Hill CEO Briefly Blabs About Apple Tablet
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: CONFIRMED: Silicon Alley Insider Will Be On The Apple Tablet (AAPL, MHP)
James Holland / Electricpig: Publisher spills Apple Tablet details... live on TV
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: McGraw Hill CEO is a day early and a dollar short
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Apple Tablet: McGraw-Hill leaks info on Cupertino's worst kept secret
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Watch Steve Jobs' Code of Silence Get Violated
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: McGraw-Hill CEO: Apple tablet iPhone OS-powered, will have 95% …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo Australia: Last Chance For Apple Tablet Rumours
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Oops. McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet Runs iPhone OS
Allan David Reyes / PMP Today: Apple Tablet (aka iSlate) confirmed by McGraw on CNBC, Supports e-book format
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: McGraw-Hill confirms Apple tablet
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Video: Apple Tablet Has iPhone-Like OS, Says McGraw-Hill
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile.com: McGraw Hill CEO: Apple Tablet Based on iPhone OS, Going to be Terrific
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: iPhone Crosswords App Will Be On The Apple Tablet
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Tablet
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Tablet Portends Rewrite for Publishers — Book publishers were locked in secret 11th-hour negotiations with Apple Inc. that could rewrite the industry's revenue model after the technology giant unveils its highly anticipated tablet device Wednesday. — Apple's new multimedia tablet device …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, CNET News, The Toybox, AppleInsider, Electronista, SlashGear, Gizmodo Australia and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: The Price of Ebooks for the Apple Tablet: $12.99 or $14.99
Laura June / Engadget: The Apple Tablet: a complete history, supposedly
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Apple seeks e-book pricing plan for tablet
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Apple tablet: During launch, look for content partnerships
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: More Secret Apple Tablet Details Leaked: Apple Firing eBook Cannon At Amazon
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Is this the Apple tablet? — Okay, we obviously can't confirm this, but we just got two very interesting images of what certainly looks like a prototype Apple tablet, or what could be the tablet bolted down to a table. It's big — really big — and it's running what clearly looks like an iPhone app …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Softpedia News, MacRumors, Gizmodo, iMAndroid, Mashable!, paidContent, GeekSmack, SlashGear, Neowin.net, Switched, The Huffington Post and Gizmodo Australia
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Poor Apple Tablet, Bolted Down to a Table
Tricia Duryee / paidContent: Reality Coming Soon For Apple And Its Latest Creation
Patrick Laughner / GeekSmack: McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms The Already Known, Apple Tablet Tomorrow
Paul Fang / SlashGear: Breaking news: real Apple Tablet revealed?
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Apple's tablet revealed in pictures?
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Apple Rumor Roundup: Will We See an iSlate Tomorrow?
Jason Chen / Gizmodo Australia: Apple Tablet Event Liveblog
What I Hope Apple Unleashes Tomorrow — Tomorrow Apple's having an event here in San Francisco and everyone's expecting them to launch some sort of tablet computer. The specifics are still unclear, but people are expecting something that looks like an iPhone but bigger, with an interface that can handle more complicated tasks.
Apple Event to Focus on Reinventing Content, Not Tablets — The teaser for Apple's press event, “Come see our latest creation,” has a double meaning. Content creators, not gadget freaks, will be the biggest target of Apple's Wednesday press conference. — Although most of the speculation …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Colin's Corner, Engadget, Loading Bars and Computerworld
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Live Coverage: Apple's Special Tablet Event
Mitch Wagner / Computerworld: What I hope Apple will announce tomorrow
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Alan Kay: With the Tablet, Apple Will Rule the World — Computer pioneer Alan Kay isn't known for buying into hype. Credited with inventing the concept of the laptop back in 1968, Kay has been lambasting computer makers for not maximizing its potential ever since.
Discussion: I4U News
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple Tablet Spy Shots Appeared?
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
IPhone game developer redesigns app for Apple tablet with no assurance of its existence — The maker of Crosswords for the iPhone dropped a news release in our inbox this afternoon touting an in-development version of its popular game for the Apple tablet. — Apple's touch-screen tablet computer …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Touch Arcade, MobileContentToday, 9 to 5 Mac, SFGate, Mashable!, Gizmodo Australia, Appletell, Scripting News and The Microsoft Blog
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: With Mere Hours Left Before Apple's Announcement, Here's My Wild Tablet Predictions
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: This might be the Apple tablet
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo Australia: A Last Minute Consideration Of The Apple Tablet's Guts
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
McNealy's bittersweet memo bids good-bye to Sun — Scott McNealy, the smack-talking co-founder and long-running leader of Sun Microsystems, has bid adieu to his company in a memo that mixes nostalgia with a rallying cry for employees about to become part of Oracle.
Discussion: Tech Eye, The Register, VentureBeat, eWeek, Digital Daily and TheOpenForce.com
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye: Scott McNealy waves goodbye to Sun
John Oates / The Register: Scott McNealy signs off in style
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The irony of Scott McNealy's goodbye note
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Oracle: Java Will Be ‘Business As Usual’
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Departing Sun Co-Founder to Employees: “Kick Butt and Have Fun!”
Zack Urlocker / TheOpenForce.com: Scott McNealy's Final Goodbye
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft eyes clean break with Windows Mobile 7 — Microsoft's long and winding road toward regaining lost ground in the cell phone business will reach an important milestone in Barcelona next month. — At the annual Mobile World Congress event, Microsoft will at long last show off Windows Mobile 7 …
Discussion: internetnews.com, SlashGear, Engadget, WMPoweruser.com, Electronista, Android Developers Blog and Wikinomics
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: Windows Mobile 7 roadmap elucidated, starts with MWC 2010 demo
John Koblin / New York Observer:
After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site — In late October, Newsday, the Long Island daily that the Dolans bought for $650 million, put its web site, newsday.com, behind a pay wall. The paper was one of the first non-business newspapers to take the plunge by putting up a pay wall …
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Newsday Readers Don't Pay, They Go Away
Jonathan Stray / Nieman Journalism Lab: Play Paywall!, the new web game sweeping the newspaper industry
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Newsday Said It Wasn't Putting Up A Paywall To Sell Online …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Maybe Newsday Made Its Pay Wall a Little Too Strong
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Paid Content Won't Work for Everybody: Newspaper Sells 35 Subscriptions in 3 Months
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Paywall proponents, take note: Only 35 people pay for Newsday.com
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Newsday Pay Wall Nets 35 Subscribers in 3 Months
Jacob Friedman / The Next Web: Paywalled News Site Gets 35 Subscribers in 3 Months
Jeff Nolan / Enterprise Irregulars: Newsday's Paywall... the Numbers are in
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Newsday's pay wall nets 35 subscribers
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider: Newsweek Clarifies Paywall News
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Newsday.com Paywall Just as Successful as One Would Think
Virginia Nussey / Bruce Clay Blog: A Scary Fairytale: Newsday's Pay Wall Affair
Jennadawn / Twitter Blog:
Now Trending: Local Trends — Twitter trends began as a way to shed light on popular conversations. It's interesting to know that one topic can now spread across the world in real-time, and Trends help us discover which of those topics are paramount on a global scale.
Discussion: Screenwerk, the Econsultancy blog, Mashable!, RyanSpoon.com and Software Journal
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Twitter Local Trends Formally Launches
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Twitter Trends go local
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Twitter Local Trends Now Live For All
Zee / The Next Web:
TechCrunch hacked again. This hacker is angry. — Technology blog Techcrunch has been hacked again. Twice in the space of 24 hours. — Reports were that the first occurrence wasn't a hacking at all but rather a buggy file that had been uploaded into the comments section of the blog.
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
AT&T To Launch Yelp Competitor — The telco's buzz.com site lets users' “favorite” local vendors and services. — AT&T latched on early to the local search and advertising market, first with the Yellow Pages, then with an online version, YellowPages.com.
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: AT&T Tries Building Some Buzz
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Actual News on Earnings Call: Yahoo Disables Annoying “Hover” Tool on Homepage, Restructures International Ops — News was actually committed during Yahoo's fourth-quarter earnings conference call today when CEO Carol Bartz noted that the company would disable its irksome “hover interaction” …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com, SFGate, VentureBeat, CNET News, NBC Bay Area, paidContent and WebProNews
James Temple / SFGate: Yahoo beats the street
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Yahoo's over-the-top revenue leads to $119M profit
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Yahoo ends Bartz's first year on up note
Owen Thomas / NBC Bay Area: A Profit, Yahoo! But Wall Street Yawns
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Yahoo Calls Off Search For International Chief
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Yahoo's Q4 Financial Results Draw Smiles
Dan Whitcomb / Reuters:
Facebook may “lock in” its Internet dominance — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - College senior Alyssa Ravasio gave up MySpace on the day she got a Facebook account and never looked back. She has already lost interest in Twitter. But how does Facebook know it can keep her loyalty?
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Updated Zune software drivers hints at Zune “Phone” — Coinciding with the scheduled Zune.net maintenance today, a new Zune software update was also released (version 126.96.36.199 for those playing along at home). What might appear as just a regular software update is actually hiding a very big secret.
Discussion: Technologizer, All about Microsoft, Neowin.net, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, Fone Arena, Maximum PC, VentureBeat, Pocket-lint, IntoMobile, LiveSide.net, The Microsoft Blog, Gizmodo, internetnews.com, Gadgetell, WMExperts, The Toybox, Electronista, PMP Today, Engadget, WMPoweruser.com, SlashGear, I4U News and Mobility Site
David Worthington / Technologizer: Clues Point to a Microsoft Zune Phone
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: When is a Zune phone not really a Zune phone?
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Microsoft: We have no plans to create a Zune phone
Ed Hansberry / InformationWeek: Microsoft Virtually Confirms Zune Phone
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Zune Update May Tip Microsoft's Mobile Hand
Varun Krish / Fone Arena: Zune Phone shows up in Software Update
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: New Zune Drivers Fuel Fire for Zune Phone Rumors
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Is Microsoft getting ready to launch a “Zune Phone”?
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Zune phone confirmed in software update
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: What's a Zune phone?
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Three Phones Show Up In Zune Software, But What Are They?
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Microsoft Zune Phone: Coming to MWC on Feb. 15?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Zune ‘Phone’ devices listed in latest software update
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Hints of Zune phone found in software update
Robert Evans / I4U News: Evidence Found For The Zune-phone?
Stephen Borders / Mobility Site: Zune Update includes some “Phone” drivers
Ross Miller / Engadget:
PlayStation 3 exploit released, hackers rejoice — In case you ever doubted his feat, or you simply wanted to recreate for sport, iPhone hacker extraordinaire George “Geohot” Hotz has released the exploit code he devised for properly hacking the PS3. This should give any aspiring minglers …
Discussion: PC World, On the PlayStation 3, Darknet, Redmond Pie, Joystiq, Techie Buzz, Computerworld, Kotaku and Gizmodo Australia
George Hotz / On the PlayStation 3: Here's your silver platter
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: PlayStation 3 hacked; GeoHot releases ‘coveted PS3 exploit’ …
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: GeoHotz Publishes PS3 Hack/Exploit
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Jailbreak Hacker Releases His PS3 Exploit To The Public
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
A Little ‘i’ to Teach About Online Privacy — A LITTLE blue symbol is carrying big implications. — Trying to ward off regulators, the advertising industry has agreed on a standard icon — a little “i” — that it will add to most online ads that use demographics and behavioral data to tell consumers what is happening.
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google Xistence isn't real, but it's pretty funny and not a phishing scam (despite what Google says) — Links to a bogus website called Google Xistence have been making the rounds today. The tagline: “Life is hard. Let Google live it for you.” — The site resembles a Google product page …
Discussion: The Next Web and Mashable!
Jacob Friedman / The Next Web: Google Xistence: We wish it was real
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Square Announces Its Full List Of Angels With Some Surprises (Mayer, Crowley, Fanning) — Square, the startup that is making mobile payments for the iPhone, just announced it's full list of angel investors. Kevin Rose announced his involvement in a video demo (embedded below) …
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Digg Founder Kevin Rose Gets A Book Deal — Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg.com, has signed a deal with HarperStudio to write a book about “the secrets to his success.” It will be titled One to One Million. — Debbie Stier, associate publisher of HarperStudio and director of digital marketing …
Debbie / HarperStudio: An Embarrassment of Riches
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
FCC Probes Google, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, And Verizon On Early Termination Fees — The FCC has just sent letters inquiring about Early Termination Fees to each of the major wireless carriers in the United States — AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless — and one outlier: Google.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: FCC asks Google, carriers about termination fees
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: FCC expands ETF inquiry, fires off letters to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Google
Robert Mullins / VentureBeat: FCC seeks answers from carriers on early termination fees
Adam Thierer / Technology Liberation Front: What is All This Nonsense about Smartphone Early Termination Fees?
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: FCC probing the four major cell carriers and Google on ETFs
Roy Mark / eWeek: FCC Expands Early Termination Fee Probe
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: FCC Looking at Early Termination Fees …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: FCC Calls For ETF Info From Mobile Carriers, Google
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: FCC inquiry into Google, T-Mobile early termination fees for Nexus One, among others
Julie Vorman / Reuters: FCC seeks wireless termination fee explanation
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: FCC Formalizes ETF Inquiry By Sending Letters To Google, AT&T …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: FCC Quizzes Carriers and Google on Early Termination Fees
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Remains Of The Day — It's been an absolutely bumper day here at the EiC offices.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T settles ETF case for $18m
AT&T settles ETF case for $18m
David Dahlquist / Macworld: AT&T proposes $18 million settlement for New Jersey ETF lawsuit
The LinkedIn Blog:
A better way to browse your LinkedIn connections — As a company that's based on the mantra “Relationships Matter”; we want to make it easier than ever for you to find, organize and stay in touch with your business connections. Over the next few weeks, you will start seeing improvements …
Discussion: Mashable!, WebProNews and ReadWriteWeb
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: LinkedIn Adds New Ways to Browse Connections
Chris Crum / WebProNews: LinkedIn to Roll Out Changes to Address Book
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: LinkedIn Throws the Rolodex Out the Window
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Texas Bank Sues Customer Hit by $800,000 Cyber Heist — A machine equipment company in Texas is tussling with its bank after organized crooks swiped more than $800,000 in a 48-hour cyber heist late last year. While many companies similarly victimized over the past year have sued their banks …
Discussion: Computerworld and Liquidmatrix Security Digest
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld: Bank sues victim of $800,000 cybertheft
Netflix-Backed Roku Seeks Funds for 100-Channel Set-Top Internet Service — Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) — Roku Inc., the television set-top box maker spun off by Netflix Inc., is planning to raise $30 million in private funding this quarter and may sell shares to the public next year, Chief Executive Officer Anthony Wood said.
Discussion: Hacking NetFlix
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Lessig Calls Google Book Settlement A “Path To Insanity” — The last person you'd expect to speak out against the Google Book settlement with the Authors Guild which will make available the contents of millions of orphan books in digital form is Harvard law professor and free-culture advocate Lawrence Lessig.
Discussion: The New Republic, TeleRead and thebigmoney.com
Lawrence Lessig / The New Republic: For the Love of Culture — Google, copyright, and our future.
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Lawrence Lessig on Google Books settlement: A possible danger …
Chris Thompson / thebigmoney.com: Does Google Book Search Destroy Culture?
Sydney Morning Herald:
Oh dear: Google flagged over logo dispute — Before and after ... (above) Jessie Du's winning logo, (below) the altered version that appeared online. — An Australia Day artwork by student Jessie Du will be viewed by millions on Google's home page today but one feature of her original design …
Discussion: NEWS.com.au, Techdirt, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs and p2pnet
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Evil Googzilla disrespects Aboriginal people and their sacred flag
The Fight to Save MySQL: Interview with Monty Widenius — “I will do everything that is possible to keep MySQL alive,” says Michael (Monty) Widenius, the main developer of the well-known open source database. “I just hope it's enough.” — Widenius is talking against the background …