Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Verizon Drops ‘Droid’ Brand For Newest Android Phone (VZ, MOT, GOOG) — More Android phones are coming to Verizon Wireless, but the latest one won't get the carrier's memorable “Droid” branding. — The Motorola Devour, announced today, is scheduled to launch in March.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Motorola launches its next Android-based device on Verizon
Matt Burns / MobileCrunch: Verizon comes clean and announces the Android-powered Motorola DEVOUR with MOTOBLUR
Darren Murph / Engadget: Motorola Devour officially coming to Verizon next month
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Motorola, Verizon Unveil Android-Based Devour Smartphone
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Motorola DEVOUR coming to Verizon
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Motorola DEVOUR gets official on Verizon Wireless
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Motorola Devour Coming to Verizon in March
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Verizon's Motorola Devour with Android and MotoBlur officially announced
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Verizon Announces Motorola Devour Android Device
Robert Evans / I4U News: Motorola Devour Announced
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Verizon Devour Is a Baby Droid With Motoblur
Wall Street Journal:
Textbook Firms Ink E-Deals For iPad — Major textbook publishers have struck deals with software company ScrollMotion Inc. to adapt their textbooks for the electronic page, as the industry embraces a hope that digital devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPad will transform the classroom.
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: iPad Heading Back To School?
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: NY Startup ScrollMotion Plans To Build Textbooks For The iPad (AAPL, MHP)
Robert Evans / I4U News: Textbook Publishers Sign Up For iPad
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Textbook publishers bringing titles to the iPad
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: A Peek at Apple's Plans to Re-invent Textbooks
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Textbook Publishers Cement iPad Deal
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: WSJ: Scrollmotion to handle textbooks for the iPad
Jessie Kunhardt / The Huffington Post: Textbook Publishers Prepare For iPad Apps
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
SlideShare Launches Custom Channels for Businesses — SlideShare just announced that it now offers businesses the ability to create their own custom channels on the popular document sharing service. These channels allow businesses and enterprises to share their presentations, e-books and whitepapers with a wider audience.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: SlideShare Launches Channels for Businesses and Brands
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
He Calls Google A Vampire, But Mark Cuban's Mahalo Is Doing The Sucking — Yesterday, Mark Cuban warned media owners in a keynote speech that Google is a vampire trying to suck them dry, giving them nothing back and daring owners to block it. This is the same Mark Cuban who is an investor in Mahalo …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Adweek, Silicon Alley Insider, GigaOM, MediaPost and Internet Evolution
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Mark Cuban May Hate News Aggregators, But He Also Wants To Invest In Them
Mike Shields / Adweek: Cuban: Print Must Vanquish Digital ‘Vampires’
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider: Wall Street Journal Busts Down Its Paywall For A Day (HMC, NWS)
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Mark Cuban Tells Media “Google Is a Vampire”
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Cuban Rails Against Google, News Aggregators
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Mark Cuban Warns of Vampires
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Skype says new 3G iPhone app coming ‘really soon,’ will have CD-quality sound — After the news last week that Apple and AT&T are now allowing VoIP apps to make phone calls over the 3G network, Skype said it's still waiting to release a new 3G-ready version of its software for the iPhone.
Discussion: Skype Blogs, GigaOM, 9 to 5 Mac, DSLreports, Computerworld, ithinkdifferent, I4U News, Voice on the Web and EverythingiCafe
Peter Parkes / Skype Blogs: An update on Skype for iPhone and calling over 3G
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Skype talks iPad and VoIP over 3G
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Skype: iPhone 3G VoIP App ‘Coming Very Soon’ …
Marco Tabini / Computerworld: Skype sheds light on 3G calling, iPad
Robert Evans / I4U News: 3G Skype App For iPhone Coming ‘Really Soon’
Jim Courtney / Voice on the Web: Coming “Real Soon Now”: Skype for iPhone over 3G
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Skype Update Coming “Real Soon”
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
John Gruber's Daring Fireball Gets Comments (Whether He Likes It or Not) — John Gruber of Daring Fireball is the most influential Apple pundit on the web, but readers often complain about the lack of comments on his website. — In fact, Gruber's site is famous for not having comments.
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / rizzn.com: Is John Gruber Becoming the Apple Pundit's Mike Arrington?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: A New Debate on Blog Comments is Brewing
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Simplifies The Creation Of Business Applications With Visual Process Manager — 2009 was a banner year for Salesforce.com. The enterprise cloud computing company made significant enhancements to its product lineup, reported overall strong earnings, and even launched their own …
Discussion: Computerworld and The Register
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld: Salesforce.com unveils business process tools
Austin Modine / The Register: Salesforce delivers rules tools for Force cloud
Kevin Fox / fox @ fury:
Do the iPad's missing apps point to a multitasking dashboard? — Steve's iPad keynote felt just a little off. We got what we wanted, but it still felt a little like the iPad was a vehicle full of potential rather than a self-contained package of productivity. This morning I woke up and realized what was missing: The minor apps.
Discussion: Daring Fireball, 9 to 5 Mac, The iPhone Blog and EverythingiCafe, Thanks:pinotcanoz
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Will iPad host a multitasking Widget Dashboard?
Jeremy Sikora / The iPhone Blog: Could Missing iPad Apps Reappear as Dashboard Widgets?
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Are Missing iPad Apps A Clue To Widgets?
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: L.A. Times Tech Blog, Download Squad, Computerworld, The Register, BBC, TorrentFreak, VatorNews, Help Net Security, Graham Cluley's blog, the Econsultancy blog, Digits, Andrew R H Girdwood, Softpedia News, CNET News, Darknet, ChannelWeb, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Pocket-lint, Security Watch, eWeek, TechCrunch, Mashable!, Lost Remote, The Next Web and Digital Trends, Thanks:atul
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Twitter forces password reset to protect some accounts
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Twitter: Have different a password per site
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog: How to choose a strong password
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Facebook, Gmail and iTunes: your future wallet? Probably not
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: Twitter Discloses Attempt to Steal User Passwords
Andrew Girdwood / Andrew R H Girdwood: Twitter changed my password - not sure I agree with the official response
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Twitter reveals torrent scam details
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Using the Same Login Across Multiple Sites? You're Not Welcomed at Twitter!
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Twitter pushes out mandatory password resets
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Yet Another Reason For Password Variety
Brian Prince / eWeek: Twitter Details Phishing Attacks Behind Password Reset
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Twitter Explains Recent Phishing Attack
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Update your Twitter passwords, someone's hacking
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft refugee discovers Macs — Startup guru Don Dodge has gotten so much coverage since being let go from Microsoft, and subsequently hired by Google, that frankly I've pretty much tuned it all out. That said, his post yesterday on his discovery of Macs is worth a read …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
From MSFT evangelist to Mac enthusiast - the other side of the road
From MSFT evangelist to Mac enthusiast - the other side of the road
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
RIM Coiled for Spring Surprise: Rumor — Stock quotes in this article: RIMM , MOT , AAPL , GOOG — WATERLOO, Ont. (TheStreet) — Finally, some signs that the creative sap is running again at Research In Motion(RIMM Quote). — RIM has been fairly criticized for losing a step …
Discussion: I4U News and FierceWireless
Robert Evans / I4U News: Two New BlackBerries This Spring?
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Rumor Mill: RIM working on new touch-based OS
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple's iPad heralds tablet explosion, analysts say — Apple's iPad tablet launch last week reflects the real start of a new market segment for media tablets that the analysts at ABI Research predict will grow from four million units shipped this year to 57 million each year by 2015.
Discussion: Digits, eWeek, Computerworld, AppleInsider, Softpedia News, Macsimum News and InfoWorld
Matt Phillips / Digits: Apple iPad: Analyst Tones Down Excitement over Device
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Apple iPad Driving New Interest in Tablet PCs, Says Report
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ABI Research: 57 million media tablets to ship by 2015
JR Raphael / InfoWorld: Apple's iPhone slips, Google's Android gains
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia: Ovi Maps With Free Navigation Averages A Download Per Second, 1.4M Total — I'm starting to suspect people like free stuff - a shocker, I know. — Nokia says the new version of Ovi Maps that includes free walk and drive navigation has been downloaded over 1.4 million times since its introduction on 21 January 2010.
Discussion: mocoNews, blogs.telegraph.co.uk, Engadget, BBC, GigaOM, Geekword, SlashGear and ithinkdifferent
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Nokia Says Free Ovi Navigation Driving A Download Every Second
Om Malik / GigaOM: Nokia Maps Zooms Past 1.5M Downloads
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: Ovi Maps off to a flier, downloaded 1 million times in just the first week of launch
Chris Davies / SlashGear: 1.4m Nokia Ovi Maps downloads: people like free stuff
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Mobile App or Browser-Based Site? Report Says The Browser Will Win on Mobile — Mobile search company Taptu has released a detailed report showing that the future of the Mobile Web is likely to be dominated by cross-platform browser-based mobile web sites - rather than apps built specifically for iPhone …
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Taptu Mobile Search
Scott Merrill / MobileCrunch: Mobile web may beat out mobile apps in the long run
Nick Bilton / Bits:
The Twitter Train Has Left the Station — George Packer usually writes about foreign affairs, politics and books for The New Yorker, but this week he decided to attack Twitter in a blog post that ironically got much of its attention because a link to it was reposted more than 700 times on Twitter.
Chris Brandrick / PC World:
iPhone OS 3.1.3 Update Brings Jailbreak Woes — Apple released version 3.1.3 of the iPhone operating system (OS) on Tuesday, much to jailbreakers dismay. The update, which is available now via iTunes, fixes a number of known bugs, patches known security issues, and improves various iPhone features.
Discussion: Redmond Pie, Dev-Team Blog, Softpedia News, GottaBeMobile.com, Geekword, ithinkdifferent and Pocket-lint
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 with Redsn0w 0.9.4
Amy Zunk / GottaBeMobile.com: iPhone update 3.13 is out
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: redsn0w 0.9 jailbreaks iPhone 3.1.3 on certain devices
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: iPhone OS 3.1.3 update released
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Nehalem Mac Pros take 20% performance hit when playing audio — Apple's latest Mac Pro, jammed with multicore Nehalem-based Xeon processors, is designed to be a computing beast with power to spare for the most demanding tasks. Since the current Mac Pros became available in October of 2009 …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, Macsimum News and MacNN
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘Ars Technica’: Nehalem Mac Pros take 20% performance hit when playing audio
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:
Discussion: CNET News, PC World, MobileCrunch, Android Central, Google Mobile Blog, eWeek, Gadget Lab, FierceWireless, Download Squad, MacDailyNews, ithinkdifferent, The Toybox, SiliconANGLE, Gadgetell, OhGizmo!, Softpedia News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, AndroidGuys, Geekword, SlashPhone, Redmond Pie, fiercemobileit.com, I4U News, Smartphones and Cell Phones, Maximum PC, DailyTech, Mobile Tech Addicts, Ubergizmo, The iPhone Blog, Computerworld, Bits, InfoWorld, IntoMobile, Pocket-lint, TechCrunch, Internet2Go, PhoneDog.com, techeblog.com, WebProNews and Digital Inspiration …
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Star syncing comes to Google Maps for Android
Jared Newman / PC World: Nexus One Gets Multi-touch, but Not Droid
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: How to manually update your Nexus One
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Nexus One Gets Multitouch, 3G Fix
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Google Adds Pinch-to-Zoom to Nexus One
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Google issues patch for Nexus One
Greg Billetdeaux / Gadgetell: Nexus One gets official multitouch support in latest update
Chris Scott Barr / OhGizmo!: Google Adds Multitouch To Nexus One
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Searches Follow To Your Mobile Life - If It's An Android
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: Nexus One multipunches iPhone, gets native multi-touch via an OTA update (Video)
Budi Putra / SlashPhone: Nexus One update enables multitouch, 3G fixes
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Update Rooted Nexus One to OTA Update for Multitouch
Lynnette Luna / fiercemobileit.com: Nexus One gets multitouch capability
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: New Nexus One Software Updated enables Multitouch
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: You don't have to wait for Google to update your Nexus One OTA
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Google's Nexus One Gets Multi-touch, 3G Connectivity Update
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Google building phone support for Nexus One
Nick Bilton / Bits: Google Adds Multi-Touch Features to Nexus One Phone
Ben Bowers / Pocket-lint: Nexus One receives multi-touch and 3G fixes
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Nexus One Adds Multi-Touch, Closes iPhone Gap
Aaron Baker / PhoneDog.com: Nexus One gets update; includes multitouch
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Launches 2 New Mobile Features for Maps
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog: Google Adding Direct Phone Support for Nexus One Customers
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nexus One gets a software update, enables multitouch (updated with video!)
Nexus One gets a software update, enables multitouch (updated with video!)
John Murrell / GMSV: Nexus One gets multitouch; customer service getting human touch
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Google Nexus One Gets Multi-Touch
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Google Nexus One update adds multi-touch
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Nexus One Update Said to Add Pinch-to-Zoom & Improved 3G
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Google Nexus One Gains Multitouch, 3G Fix, New Map Features
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Google distributing multitouch to Nexus One users
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Multi-Touch Comes to the Nexus One
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Nexus One update bringing pinch-to-zoom, Google Goggles …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
IBM buys Initiate; Bets on healthcare IT — IBM on Wednesday acquired privately held Initiate Systems, which makes data integrity software, for an undisclosed sum. — With the purchase (statement), IBM plans to bolster its focus on the healthcare and government verticals.
Discussion: Datamation, PR Newswire and TechCrunch
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Digg's MySpace Problem — and What It's Doing About It — There's a lot of talk about tech IPO candidates lately. Conspicuously missing from those lists is longtime media darling Digg. Reportedly courted by Google in 2008, the five-year-old news aggregator has been elbowed out of the spotlight …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple's iPad May Gain an Intelligent Bezel in the Future — Today, the US Patent and Trademark Office officially published two major granted patents of Apple's covering tablets and advanced touch technologies. The first patent may provide us with a glimpse of a future implementation of an intelligent tablet bezel.
Discussion: MacRumors, Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Gizmodo Australia, SlashGear, Appletell and eHomeUpgrade
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Mac-in-news Morning Round-up: Touch my Bezel
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo Australia: Apple Patents Touch Sensitive Bezel
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple patent suggests iPad bezel touch-controls
Jake Gaecke / Appletell: Apple awarded touch sensitive bezel patent
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: USPTO Grants Apple a Patent on Touch Bezel Controls
Paul Thomasch / Reuters:
Next threat to Amazon's $9.99 books? Rupert Murdoch — * Amazon now appears ready to talk pricing - Murdoch — * Says Apple deals allow for some higher e-book pricing — Enjoy $9.99 electronic books while you can — for they soon may be a thing of the past.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Washington Post, DailyTech and Boy Genius Report
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post: The Amazon-Macmillan book saga heralds publishing's progress
Nearly 95 Percent of e-Reader Owners Are Happy With Their Devices — E-Reader satisfaction is high among owners, according to a new report e-Reader Owners: Attitudes and Usage from leading market research company The NPD Group. Almost all owners (93 percent) said they were “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with their device.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Lumberjacks beware; owners love their e-readers
Doug Olenick / TWICE: e-Reader Owners Pleased: NPD
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Pegatron reportedly to undertake OEM production of next-generation iPhone — Pegatron Technology has reportedly landed a contract to undertake OEM production of the next-generation iPhone scheduled for launch later in the year, joining Foxconn Electronics which manufactures current iPhones for Apple, according to industry sources.
Discussion: MacRumors, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, iPhone Buzz, EverythingiCafe and O'Grady's PowerPage
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Promiscuous Developers Want Downloads Not Dollars — Few developers of location-aware mobile apps are distributing titles across multiple storefronts, but those who are are doing it because they want downloads rather than revenue, according to data out today from Skyhook Wireless.
Discussion: The Earth Times Online …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Video ad network BrightRoll turns profit, outreaches Hulu, closes $10M third round — BrightRoll co-founder and CEO Tod Sacerdoti — pronounced “satch er DOH tee” if you don't speak Italian — has three reasons to be happy this week. First, video advertising network BrightRoll is …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: BrightRoll Rolls in the Dough
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Online Video Ad Network BrightRoll Raises $10 Million