Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nexus One gets a software update, enables multitouch (updated with video!) — The iPhone isn't the only handset getting bumped today — Google's just outed a very, very significant update to the Nexus One that includes Google Goggles on board and a re-upped version of Google Maps that includes suggestions and a dedicated night mode.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, GottaBeMobile.com, Phone Arena, Boy Genius Report, The Apple Core, jkOnTheRun and Android Central
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Nexus One Gets Official Multitouch Support (Updated)
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: The Nexus One Just Got Multi-Touch
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Multi-Touch Comes to the Nexus One
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Nexus One over-the-air update begins today, brings multitouch
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Google distributing multitouch to Nexus One users
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Google Nexus One Gains Multitouch, 3G Fix, New Map Features
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Nexus One update bringing pinch-to-zoom, Google Goggles …
Google Nexus One:
New Software Update for Nexus One phones — Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features, and fixes a few problems that some users might have experienced, including:
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica: Google's Nexus One gets multitouch
Nick Bilton / Bits: Google Adds Multi-Touch Features to Nexus One Phone
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Nexus One Gets Multi-Touch
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Google's Nexus One gets multi-touch, Apple's patents be damned
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Multitouch comes to Google's Nexus One phone
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google Nexus One gets proper multitouch
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Nexus One update fixes 3G problem, adds multitouch
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Google's Nexus One Gets Multi-touch, 3G Connectivity Update
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: How to manually update your Nexus One
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google's Nexus One-Now With Multitouch
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Google Patches Nexus One 3G Reception Issue …
Ben Bowers / Pocket-lint: Nexus One receives multi-touch and 3G fixes
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: Multitouch for Nexus One available through official Google Update …
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Google finally adds multi-touch support to Nexus One smartphone
Benjamin Rubenstein / AndroidGuys: Nexus One OTA Update Enables Pinch-to-Zoom
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: Google Nexus One: Now With Multitouch
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Nexus One Gets a Software Update Too
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Google Adds Multi-Touch Support to Nexus One
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Nexus One Update Brings Multitouch Pinch-to-Zoom to Browser, Maps, Photo Gallery
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Google Whacks Apple - Brings Multi-Touch to Nexus One
Charlie White / DVICE: Google Nexus One finally gets multitouch
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Introduces Multi-Touch To Nexus One
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Did Google Just Multi-Punch Apple In The Face? — As great as Android phones are getting, there has been one major feature lacking that users have complained about: multi-touch. Yes, some third-party apps have been free to use it on certain devices, but the best Android apps, those made by Google, have all lacked it.
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Google Chrome netbook OS could make its way to tablets
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Photo of Apple's next-generation iPhone in the wild - sources — A photograph containing one of Apple's fourth-generation iPhones has been lingering undetected in the public domain for nearly a week now thanks to having been overshadowed — quite literally — by the company's new iPad, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, MacRumors, App Advice, SlashGear, I4U News, IntoMobile, The iPhone Blog and Neowin.net
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Is This Apple's New iPhone? (AAPL)
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Rumor: iPhone 4G Shot Leaked & You Saw It Already
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple 4th-gen iPhone prototype in front of us all along?
Robert Evans / I4U News: iPhone 4G Prototype Spotted?
Will Park / IntoMobile: Did iPad hype overshadow next-gen iPhone leak?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: 4th Gen iPhone Peeked in Engadget iPad Leak?
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: First picture of the iPhone 4th generation?
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
We're turning comments off for a bit — Hey guys, we know you like to have your fun, voice your opinions, and argue over your favorite gear, but over the past few days the tone in comments has really gotten out of hand. What is normally a charged — but fun — environment for our users …
Discussion: The Next Web, BetaNews, Silicon Alley Insider, Epicenter, Gizmodo, Gawker and Guardian
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Engadget shuts down commenting: Comment about it here!
John C Abell / Epicenter: Engadget Calls a Timeout for Commenters
Gabriel Snyder / Gawker: You've Got Some Options in Comments
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Engadget editor: Why I turned off comments — Gearhead megasite Engadget, which attracts millions of readers every month, and sometimes in a single day, disabled comments on its posts this morning in response to a barrage of what the editor calls “trollish” comments in the wake of the site's extensive iPad-related coverage last week.
Reason #4132 for Changing Your Password — As part of our ongoing efforts to monitor our user base for odd activity, we noticed a sudden surge in followers for a couple accounts in the last five days. Given the circumstances surrounding this, we felt it was best to push out a password reset …
Discussion: eWeek, TechCrunch, Mashable!, The Next Web, Andrew R H Girdwood, Digital Trends and Lifehacker, Thanks:atul
Brian Prince / eWeek: Twitter Details Phishing Attacks Behind Password Reset
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Twitter Under Phishing Attack?
Andrew Girdwood / Andrew R H Girdwood: What the deuce? Twitter changes my password
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Twitter: We Reset Some Passwords as Security Measure
Twitter: We Reset Some Passwords as Security Measure
Discussion: TechCrunch and Computerworld
Haiping Zhao / Facebook Developers:
HipHop for PHP: Move Fast — One of the key values at Facebook is to move fast. For the past six years, we have been able to accomplish a lot thanks to rapid pace of development that PHP offers. As a programming language, PHP is simple. Simple to learn, simple to write, simple to read, and simple to debug.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, ReadWriteWeb, Computerworld, The Register, All Facebook, Between the Lines, Technosailor.com and WebProNews, Thanks:arjo
Paul Krill / Computerworld: Facebook looks to speed up PHP
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Facebook re-write takes PHP to an enterprise past
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Formally Announces HipHop For PHP
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Why Facebook's HipHop for PHP is important
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Facebook's HipHop and What it Means to WordPress
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Facebook Set To Unveil “Hyper PHP”
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Demands Removal Of USB Sharing Feature In Stanza iPhone App — Like many people, I have the Stanza app installed on my iPhone. Made by Lexycle (acquired by Amazon last year), Stanza is a free app for iPhone and iPod Touch that serves as a gateway to a library of more than 100,000 ebooks for easy reading on the go.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Technologizer, Macworld, VentureBeat, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Daring Fireball, TUAW, paidContent, iLounge, The iPhone Blog and Lexcycle
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple kills USB syncing for apps, but alternative is coming
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: iPhone File Frustration: Solution Impending?
Ramu Nagappan / Macworld: This American Life launches iPhone app
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple makes developer remove USB sharing from Stanza iPhone app
Megan Lavey / TUAW: Apple forces Stanza to nix USB book sharing
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Amazon's Stanza Bows To Apple's E-book Sharing Request
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple forces removal of USB sharing from e-book app
Dan / WordPress for Android:
WordPress for Android 1.0 Release — We're pleased to announce that WordPress for Android is now available in the Android Market. The initial release has focused on giving you the ability to manage your blog while on the go. — Features include the ability to: — Configure and manage multiple blogs
Discussion: IntoMobile, Mashable!, Android and Me, ReadWriteWeb, Techland, 901am, AndroidGuys, LiewCF.com, Changing Way, ithinkdifferent and Android Central
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Official WordPress App Released for Android
Christina Warren / Mashable!: WordPress Launches on Android
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: WordPress publishes native Android application
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: WordPress Launches Official Android App
Allie Townsend / Techland: The Daily Dose — Today in Techland: Award nominations made us …
Arnold Zafra / 901am: WordPress 1.0 for Android Released
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Official Wordpress App for Android is Now Available
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: WordPress App for Android 1.0 Released
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: WordPress launches Android application
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft investigating Windows 7 battery issue — Microsoft says it is looking into a problem that is causing some Windows 7 users to get a warning that there is a problem with their battery when, in fact, there is not. — “We are investigating this issue in conjunction with our hardware partners …
Discussion: Ars Technica, The Microsoft Blog, ZDNET.com.au and Engadget
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft looking into Windows 7 battery life failures
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Microsoft says it's looking into laptop battery issues with Windows 7
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Windows 7 market share tops 10 percent
Windows 7 market share tops 10 percent
Discussion: eWeek, The Next Web and Neowin.net
Don Reisinger / eWeek: 10 Reasons Why Microsoft Needs to Dump Windows Vista
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Windows 7 Crashes The 10% Party - On A Meteoric Tear
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Rosensweig to Leave Guitar Hero; Takes Over as CEO of Online Textbook Rental Start-Up Chegg — Longtime Silicon Valley exec Dan Rosensweig (pictured here) is stepping down as CEO and president of the Guitar Hero division of Activision Blizzard to take a new job as president and CEO of Chegg, the top online textbook rental start-up.
Discussion: Bits, L.A. Times Tech Blog, VentureBeat, Guardian, CBS News, Company Town and SiliconANGLE
Miguel Helft / Bits: Rosensweig Lands At Textbook Renter Chegg.com
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Former Yahoo exec Dan Rosensweig joins Chegg.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Guitar Hero exec bails on music, takes CEO job at Chegg.com
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Guitar Hero boss departs Activision
Charles Cooper / CBS News: Rosensweig named CEO at Chegg.com
Miguel Helft / Bits:
YouTube's Take From Movie Rentals: $10,709.16 — By the measures of the movie rental market, YouTube's first foray into the business of charging users to stream full length feature films was hardly a runaway success. — YouTube said last month that it would dip its toes …
Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, NBC Bay Area, paidContent, MediaMemo, The Next Web, Mashable!, Silicon Alley Insider, NewTeeVee and Screenwerk
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Why YouTube's dismal returns from Sundance movie rentals aren't a complete failure
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: YouTube Takes Filmmakers Straight to Video When Others Won't
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Reviews Are In: YouTube's Video Rental Service Flops
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: YouTube's Rental Box Office Totals Flop
Jacob Friedman / The Next Web: Are Youtube's Movie Rental Numbers Bad?
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: YouTube Makes $10,709.16 From Movie Rental Trial Run
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: YouTube's Indie Film Rentals Generate Less Than $11,000 In Sales (GOOG)
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: NBC Olympics, YouTube, Verizon FiOS
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: YouTube Video Rentals a Modest Success
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
Google Adding Direct Phone Support for Nexus One Customers — The initial reviews of the Nexus One device were largely positive but one area where Google certainly faced issues was customer support. — Unlike most other companies in the hardware business, Google doesn't offer any phone support for Android / Nexus One.
Discussion: Computerworld and Gizmodo
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Google building phone support for Nexus One
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Internet Explorer 8 Officially Becomes World's Most-Used Browser — This week, Net Applications released their January browser market share report. Their report shows that Internet Explorer 8 is not only the most popular browser on Windows with 27.9% usage share, but that it now has 25.6% …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and The Next Web
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Where Did Internet Explorer's Browser Share Go?
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Internet Explorer 8 World's Most Popular Browser …
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Glam Raises $50 Million Mezzanine Round at $750 Million Valuation — Glam Media, the online women and lifestyle media and ad-network company, has raised another big round, this time a mezannine round before its logical next move of an IPO in the next year or so.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch and Silicon Alley Insider
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Glam raises $50M at whopping value of $750M, prepares IPO
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Glam Media On A Roll: Raises $50 Million In Private Equity At $750 Million Valuation
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What's new in Windows Mobile 6.5.3 — A few blogs noted on February 2 that Sony Ericsson has a new Windows Mobile phone out that's running the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 operating system. — What's new in 6.5.3? This looks like the long-rumored update to Windows Mobile that provides support for capacitive-screen phones.
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: 13 days until Mobile World Congress: What does the IntoMobile team …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson Aspen: first with Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Sony Ericsson Aspen: first with Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: First Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device announced by Sony Ericsson
Chris Velazco / MobileCrunch: Sony Ericsson's Aspen revealed, brings WinMo 6.5.3 with it
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Sony Ericsson Aspen Comes with WinMo 6.5.3
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: New features in Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Ed Hansberry / InformationWeek: Sony Ericsson's Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Device
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.3 change log [Capacitive screen support]
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Sony Ericsson Aspen Smartphone Brings Back the QWERTY
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Sony Ericsson Aspen Smartphone Offers Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: Sony Ericsson announces Aspen Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Sony Ericsson announces the Aspen
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Sony Ericsson Aspen packs Windows Mobile 6.5.3
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
Cuban Rails Against Google, News Aggregators — Outspoken billionaire cum provocateur Mark Cuban charged Google and other content aggregators Tuesday of being freeloaders — or worse. “The word that comes to mind is vampires,” he said. “When you think about vampires, they just suck on your blood.”
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
A First Taste Of What The Google Tablet's Interface Will Look Like (Pics) — Last week, the world saw Apple's long anticipated tablet device, the iPad, for the first time. In the aftermath since that announcement, a few things have become clear: it will be great for some people …
Discussion: Computerworld, Google Watch, Gadget Lab, internetnews.com, Gearlog, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, GeekSmack, The iPhone Blog, ReadWriteWeb, Between the Lines, Android Central, InformationWeek, Chrome OS, The Register, Gizmodo, Lockergnome Blog Network, Maximum PC, Gizmodo Australia, VentureBeat, Softpedia News, dailywireless.org, SlashGear, eWeek and Tech Central
Tony Bradley / Computerworld: Chrome Aims to Steal Some iPad Thunder
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Mock-ups Show a Google Chrome OS Tablet
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Google Showcases Tablet Concept
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Worth noting: Eric never recused himself from our iPad discussions
Braeden Petruk / GeekSmack: Mockups for Google Tablet Emerge
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google tablet: Pondering the designs, interface
Casey Chan / Android Central: iPad? What About A Google Tablet ?
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Chrome OS ‘gPad’ Design Proposed
Daniel Cawrey / Chrome OS: Google Shows Off its Tablet Concept
Cade Metz / The Register: Google reveals nonexistent Chrome tablet
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Is This How a Google Tablet Will Look in Action?
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Google Shows Off Their Concept UI For Google Chromiun OS On Tablet PC
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Google Releases Mockup of a Potential Chrome OS Tablet
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo Australia: Is This How The Google Tablet Will Look In Action?
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google tablet demo video
Nigel Kendall / Tech Central: Is Google's tablet an iPad killer?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TheFunded Ranks The Most Loved VCs Of 2009 — Some VCs are getting an early Valentine's Day gift fromTheFunded, the site where CEOs rate venture capitalists and their firms. Below you will find the top-ranked individual VCs, as determined by their ratings in 2009.
Discussion: Bits, PE Hub Blog, TechFlash, SiliconANGLE and TheFunded.com
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Dot-Com Crash Catches Up With Venture Capitalists
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: TheFunded's Version of the Midas List
Improved Google Search in Labs — Hello again. I've been taking advantage of my 20% time to make some improvements in the Google Search lab I told you about last April. For starters, I've hooked up a bunch of Google's most popular search features, including:
Discussion: WebProNews, ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Gmail Search Becomes More Like Google Search
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Search in Gmail Gets Smarter
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: More Google Search Features Come to Gmail
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Phones Remember Searches You Made On Your Computer (GOOG) — Google (GOOG) announced a new feature today that allows Android phones to remember Google searches made on computers or other devices: — Imagine you're on your computer and you come across the Place Page for Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe.
Discussion: Google Mobile Blog, AndroidGuys and WebProNews
Dion / techno.blog:
Google isn't Evil. Flash isn't Dead; Thank god the Open Web doesn't have a single vendor — Steve Jobs didn't hold back when talking about Google and Adobe. That is great. Life is so much more fun when people speak their mind. I remember hearing a story when Sir Steve was asked why mac keyboards where the way they were.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Webmonkey and PreCentral.net
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Adobe CTO defends Flash
Michael Calore / Webmonkey: Adobe CTO Defends Flash Against Apple, HTML5
Robert Werlinger / PreCentral.net: HTML5 Editors Draft Hits W3C, Flash Doesn't Break a Sweat (yet)
Kevin Lynch / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Open Access to Content and Applications
Open Access to Content and Applications
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: In conflicting blog posts today, Adobe says/refutes that Flash is its future
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Defends Flash, Warns HTML5 Will Throw The Web …
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Free video site Hulu hits 1 billion videos; will people pay? — LOS ANGELES — Less than two years ago, Hulu.com launched with a novel online strategy. Instead of just short video clips, it offered full TV shows and movies. — Skeptical tech analysts initially wondered if people would sit still at their PCs for that long.
New York Times:
A Little Chip Designed by Apple Itself — SAN FRANCISCO — Sure, the screen is nice. But the iPad's most important component, at least for Apple's future, may be the A4, the fingernail-size chip at the tablet's heart. — With the A4, Apple has taken another step toward challenging the norms of the mobile device industry.
Discussion: Bits, Silicon Valley Watcher, VentureBeat, 9 to 5 Mac and iLounge
Ashlee Vance / Bits: Agnilux? It Means 'Won't Say a Peep'
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Are Apple's in-house chip designs really better?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple iPad's A4 chip attracts attention
Charles Starrett / iLounge: NYT: Apple A4 chip offers modest gains, loses PA Semi staff
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Report Ranks Facebook As Greatest Corporate Security Risk — According to a new report published by Sophos today, Facebook now poses the greatest security risk to companies among the leading social networks. Of the 500 firms which were polled, 60 percent “felt that Facebook was the biggest danger”.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, CNET News, MediaPost, Ars Technica, USA Today, Switched, Computerworld, ReadWriteWeb, WebProNews and Pocket-lint
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: More Than Half Of Mobile Pageviews Are To Social Networking Sites
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Social-networking spam hit business hard in '09
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Malvertisers Making Friends Through Facebook?
Byron Acohido / USA Today: Facebook viewed as riskiest social network by companies
Amar Toor / Switched: Facebook Poses Greatest Social Networking Threat to Corporate Security, Study Says
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Why Your Boss Hates Facebook
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: NY AG Calls On Kids Websites To Add More Protections
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Facebook labelled biggest corporate security risk