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: Guardian, Silicon Alley Insider, Tech Eye, The Next Web, Gawker and Ars Technica
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Yeah, actually it was something you said: Engadget turns off comments (briefly)
Harta Glass / Tech Eye: Engadget downs comments on site
Gabriel Snyder / Gawker: You've Got Some Options in Comments
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Internet uprising overturns Australian censorship law
Ryanarter / Mission:
iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality? We think so. — Hello all- — We received our first shipment of iPad parts today. Here's one of the metal internal frames: — Upon opening them up and getting our hands on some of these rare items, we immediately noticed what appears to be a “spot” for a camera within the iPad frame.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Mashable!, Gizmodo, Fast Company, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, TUAW, MacNN, SlashGear, Softpedia News, TheAppleBlog, App Advice, I4U News, Neowin.net, EverythingiCafe, IntoMobile, All Shook Down, bizjournals, The iPhone Blog, Phone Arena, MobileContentToday, Appletell, Digital Trends, Cult of Mac, O'Grady's PowerPage, AppleInsider, Edible Apple and Pocket-lint
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple iPad May Ship with Webcam
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: “Proof” of Apple iPad Webcam Is Dubious
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad has camera holes?
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Repair service finds iPad's camera slot
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPad frame leak shows webcam-sized gap
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Rumor Has It: The iPad Camera
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: The iPad Could Feature A Camera, The Emplacement Is There
Robert Evans / I4U News: The iPad Was Meant To Have A Camera
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: iPad hardware is already designed for a camera
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Is The iPad Meant To Have A Camera?
James Falconer / IntoMobile: iPad Packing a Camera After All?
Maya Baratz / All Shook Down: iPad App (Request) of the Week: Pictory
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: UPDATED: Apple iPad Frame has Space for Missing Front-Facing Camera?
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Post-announcement iPad Rumor Round-up - Yes, There Are Still iPad Rumors to Spread
Josh Holat / Appletell: Apple iPad has hardware for camera, just no camera
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Did Steve Jobs' iPad Have An iSight Camera?
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Possible Forward-Facing Camera Slot Discovered in iPad Replacement Frame
Brian Garner / AppleInsider: iPad photos show slot for forward-facing video camera
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint: iPad 2 rumours hit the net
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: GigaOM, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, Guardian, VentureBeat, Between the Lines, Gizmodo, NPR Blogs, BetaNews, Download Squad, ReadWriteWeb, eWeek, Chrome OS, Crave, Digital Trends, Gizmodo Australia, Softpedia News, Android Central, Mashable!, Lockergnome Blog Network, SlashGear, Gearlog, dailywireless.org, Tech Central, Engadget and The Huffington Post
Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM: Google's Chrome OS: Why It's Not a Layup
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Worth noting: Eric never recused himself from our iPad discussions
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Google quietly shows off its own tablet concept
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google tablet demo video
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google tablet: Pondering the designs, interface
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Is This How a Google Tablet Will Look in Action?
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR Blogs: Google Tablet Mockups Unveiled
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Google drops clues on more document-centric Chrome OS for tablets
Daniel Cawrey / Chrome OS: Google Shows Off its Tablet Concept
Stephen Shankland / Crave: Google shows off Chrome OS tablet ideas
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Google Teases Chrome OS Tablet Ideas
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo Australia: Is This How The Google Tablet Will Look In Action?
Casey Chan / Android Central: iPad? What About A Google Tablet ?
Christina Warren / Mashable!: What a Google Chrome Tablet Might Look Like [PICS]
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Google Shows Off Their Concept UI For Google Chromiun OS On Tablet PC
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Google Showcases Tablet Concept
Nigel Kendall / Tech Central: Is Google's tablet an iPad killer?
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post: Google Tablet (PICTURES): A First Look At Google's ‘iPad Killer’
Andrew Fairbairn / Neowin.net:
Google's tablet UI concept pictures
Google's tablet UI concept pictures
Discussion: InfoWorld, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Computerworld, 901am, Telegraph, MobileContentToday, 9 to 5 Mac, GottaBeMobile.com and Electricpig.co.uk
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: Watch out iPad: Google's Chrome OS tablet is coming soon
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Google Chrome Tablet Could Be the iPad's Worst Nightmare
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Google Chrome OS tablet concept revealed
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Concept Video of ChromeOS Running on a Tablet
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: MacRumors, App Advice, I4U News, SlashGear, The iPhone Blog and Neowin.net
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Rumor: iPhone 4G Shot Leaked & You Saw It Already
Robert Evans / I4U News: iPhone 4G Prototype Spotted?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple 4th-gen iPhone prototype in front of us all along?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: 4th Gen iPhone Peeked in Engadget iPad Leak?
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: First picture of the iPhone 4th generation?
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: VentureBeat, 9 to 5 Mac, Silicon Valley Watcher, Bits, louisgray.com and iLounge
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
Ashlee Vance / Bits: Agnilux? It Means, 'Won't Say a Peep'
Charles Starrett / iLounge: NYT: Apple A4 chip offers modest gains, loses PA Semi staff
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Rumor: Apple Has Another Tablet In The Works. More Like A Mac Than An iPhone. — In the movie Contact, when revealing to main character Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) that there is actually a second space travel machine that was being built at the same time as the first one, but in secret …
Ian Paul / Computerworld: Apple Tablet Rumors: They're Baaaack!
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: From MSFT evangelist to Mac enthusiast - the other side of the road
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Apple Rumors: Post iPad Edition
Hutch Carpenter / CloudAve: Apple iPad and the Radical Innovation of Meaning
Robert Evans / I4U News: A Second iPad On The Way?
Dan Tynan / eSarcasm: BREAKING: Apple Building its Own iPad Killer
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: The iPad hasn't even shipped, but iPad II rumors are starting
Kent Pribbernow / TUAW: Rumor: Apple developing second tablet device, made from unicorn tears
Pasmith / ITworld.com: The return of Apple tablet rumors
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Rumor: New, Bigger, OS X iPad Coming
Paul Fang / SlashGear: Apple rumored to be working on another larger tablet, possibly based on Mac OS X
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: PreCentral.net and Webmonkey
Robert Werlinger / PreCentral.net: HTML5 Editors Draft Hits W3C, Flash Doesn't Break a Sweat (yet)
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: SublimeVideo Hopes to Simplify HTML5 Web Video
Kevin Lynch / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Open Access to Content and Applications
Open Access to Content and Applications
Discussion: TechCrunch and jd/adobe, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Defends Flash, Warns HTML5 Will Throw The Web …
John Dowdell / jd/adobe: Adobe authoring for “HTML5”
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: ReadWriteWeb, All Facebook and Technosailor.com, Thanks:arjo
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Rewrites PHP Runtime With HipHop
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Formally Announces HipHop For PHP
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Facebook's HipHop and What it Means to WordPress
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
CONFIRMED: Facebook Gets Faster, Debuts Homegrown PHP Compiler [Update]
CONFIRMED: Facebook Gets Faster, Debuts Homegrown PHP Compiler [Update]
Discussion: GigaOM and Open Source
Om Malik / GigaOM: With HipHop, Facebook Gives PHP a Turbo Charge
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Facebook PHP shows value in open source equity
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: CNET News, Computerworld, ReadWriteWeb, USA Today, Pocket-lint, Switched, Chester Wisniewski's Blog and Graham Cluley's blog
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Social-networking spam hit business hard in '09
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Why Your Boss Hates Facebook
Byron Acohido / USA Today: Facebook viewed as riskiest social network by companies
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Facebook labelled biggest corporate security risk
Amar Toor / Switched: Facebook Poses Greatest Social Networking Threat to Corporate Security, Study Says
Chester Wisniewski / Chester Wisniewski's Blog: Smartphone Security - 50% of devices unprotected, 24% unsure
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson Aspen: first with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 — It's finally here: Windows Mobile 6.5.3, the iterative finger-friendly Windows Mobile release that should have been wrapped into 6.5.0. The latest mobile wares from Microsoft come wrapped inside the Sony Ericsson Aspen (aka, Faith); …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: What's new in Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Sony Ericsson Aspen Smartphone Offers Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Sony Ericsson Aspen Comes with WinMo 6.5.3
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: First Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device announced by Sony Ericsson
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Sony Ericsson Aspen Smartphone Brings Back the QWERTY
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: Sony Ericsson announces Aspen Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device
Ed Hansberry / InformationWeek: Sony Ericsson's Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Device
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Sony Ericsson Announces Aspen with Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Sony Ericsson Aspen packs Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Chris Velazco / MobileCrunch: Sony Ericsson's Aspen revealed, brings WinMo 6.5.3 with it
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Planning Store for Business Apps — Google is developing an online store where it will sell business software from its partners in an effort to ramp up sales of Google Apps, its own suite of business applications, according to a person familiar with the project.
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Enlisting Third-Party Programmers to Boost Google Apps
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Google mulls biz software store to punt Apps
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Google Planning Apps Store For Businesses
Juan Carlos Perez / San Francisco Chronicle: Report: Google to open app store for business software
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Google to open enterprise app store in March
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Google Apps May Get Its Own App Store
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google, Too, Will Launch an Online Apps Store
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: Google App Store in the Works
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Google prepping an app store for enterprises
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Report: Google planning app store for businesses
Antonio Miceli / Neowin.net: Rumor: Google planning to launch application store for businesses
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
New Facebook craze can violate terms of service — If you're one of Facebook's 350-million-plus members, you've probably noticed a handful of people on your friends list changing their profile photos to pictures of celebrities, cartoon characters, Muppets, and other notable figures recently.
Discussion: PC World, Switched, All Facebook, Mashable! and ABCNEWS
Jared Newman / PC World: Facebook's Doppelganger Week: Narcissism Exposed
Caleb Johnson / Switched: Celebrity Doppelganger Facebook Photos Could Violate Terms
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Celebrity Doppelgangers Go Viral On Facebook
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: Does Facebook's Doppelganger Week Violate TOS?
Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS: Celeb Doppelgangers: New Fad Sweeps Facebook
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: ReadWriteWeb, Android and Me, AndroidGuys and ithinkdifferent
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: WordPress Launches Official Android App
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: WordPress publishes native Android application
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Official Wordpress App for Android is Now Available
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: WordPress App for Android 1.0 Released
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: paidContent, Screenwerk, MediaMemo, NewTeeVee, Mashable! and Silicon Alley Insider
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: YouTube's Rental Box Office Totals Flop
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: YouTube Video Rentals Called Success
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: NBC Olympics, YouTube, Verizon FiOS
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: YouTube Makes $10,709.16 From Movie Rental Trial Run
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: paidContent, The iPhone Blog and Lexcycle
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Amazon's Stanza Bows To Apple's E-book Sharing Request
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Rosensweig to Leave Guitar Hero; Takes Over as CEO of Online Textbook Rental Startup Chegg — Longtime Silicon Valley exec Dan Rosensweig (pictured here) is stepping down as CEO and president of the Guitar Hero division of Activision Blizzard (ATVI) to take a new job as CEO of Chegg, the top online textbook rental startup.
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: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Search in Gmail Gets Smarter
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: More Google Search Features Come to Gmail
Greg Hecht / Google Voice Blog:
Send SMS to multiple recipients — Until now, sending a text message to multiple recipients required copying and pasting the message for each recipient. — To make this a bit easier, we just launched the ability to send a single SMS message to multiple recipients.
Discussion: AppScout and SlashPhone
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Voice Adds Multiple Text Recipients
Budi Putra / SlashPhone: Send SMS to multiple recipients
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Grandma endures wrongful ISP piracy suspension — All Cathi “Cat” Paradiso knew for sure, as she learned that her Web access was being shut off, was that she was losing her struggle to stay calm. — To Paradiso, the customer-service representative from Qwest Communications on the phone …
Discussion: DSLreports and Techdirt
Hexacore Xeon-based Mac Pro Soon !? — It has been quite some time that we know specifications and availability date of the new Intel hexacore Xeon. We already have indicated that it should find its way in a future revision of Mac Pro to replace the current 32 nm engraved Quad Core Xeon.
Discussion: MacRumors, AppleInsider, Electronista, Softpedia News, TUAW, I4U News, 9 to 5 Mac and Ubergizmo
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Rumor: Mac Pro Intel 6-core i7 this month
Robert Evans / I4U News: Six-Core Xeon Mac Pro In March?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Mac Pro upgrades loom as Intel chip roadmap shines
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: PE Hub Blog
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: TheFunded's Version of the Midas List
Aaron Bronzan / The LinkedIn Blog:
Reorder the Sections on Your LinkedIn Profile: Now You're in Control — Starting today, we bring you the ability to reorder the sections on your LinkedIn profile via drag-and-drop. This enhancement, one of the most highly-requested profile features from our users, gives you the ability …
iPhone-to-iPad development: How's the timing going to work out? — Either I'm missing something, the initial iPad apps are going to suck, or we haven't yet been told that iPad-native apps won't be available for some period of time after the iPad's launch. — We have strong incentives …
Discussion: Daring Fireball and Neven Mrgan's tumbl, Thanks:atul
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Marco Arment on When the iPad App Store Will Open
Scott Stein / Crave: The gadget blog:
Sony launches Vaio E series: affordable, HD, optionally crazy-colored — Sony has recently made some very good HD media-focused laptops sporting big screens, most notably in their F and NW lines. While prices keep dropping, Sony has announced a new line of multimedia laptops that offer …
Discussion: Electronista, Sony Style USA, Softpedia News, Engadget and Gizmodo
Laura June / Engadget: Sony busts out colorful VAIO E Series laptops
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Behold: Verizon's Motorola Devour — Well lookie what just slipped into our inbox. It's the retail box for the Motorola Devour (aka the Calgary), which we're going to see on Verizon any time now. Looks like the leaked shot we saw a ways back was right on track, as the D-pad's given way to an optical sensor.
Discussion: Softpedia News, PhoneReport v2.0, MobileCrunch, Mashable!, Engadget, Electronista, Gadgetell, Android Phone Fans, Boy Genius Report and IntoMobile
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Android-powered Motorola Devour for Verizon gets one step closer to retail
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: New Android From Motorola is Called Devour
Hunter Clarke / Gadgetell: Motorola Devour promo shows Verizon logo
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Motorola Devour Box: Live Life For The Story
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Verizon sends retailers DEVOUR promo materials as Moto's support site goes live
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Motorola Devour Promo Kit Shows up at Verizon
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Aardvark Publishes A Research Paper Offering Unprecedented Insights Into Social Search — In 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin published a paper[PDF] titled Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Search Engine, in which they outlined the core technology behind Google and the theory behind PageRank.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim