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: TorrentFreak, Help Net Security, CNET News, VatorNews, BBC, Digits, the Econsultancy blog, Andrew R H Girdwood, ChannelWeb, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, The Register, Darknet, eWeek, Security Watch, Lost Remote, Pocket-lint, TechCrunch, The Next Web, Mashable!, Digital Trends, Digital Daily, Lifehacker and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:atul
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Twitter reveals torrent scam details
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Twitter: Have different a password per site
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: Twitter Discloses Attempt to Steal User Passwords
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Facebook, Gmail and iTunes: your future wallet? Probably not
Andrew Girdwood / Andrew R H Girdwood: Twitter changed my password - not sure I agree with the official response
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Using the Same Login Across Multiple Sites? You're Not Welcomed at Twitter!
Brian Prince / eWeek: Twitter Details Phishing Attacks Behind Password Reset
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Yet Another Reason For Password Variety
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Update your Twitter passwords, someone's hacking
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Twitter pushes out mandatory password resets
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Twitter Explains Recent Phishing Attack
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Twitter: We Reset Some Passwords as Security Measure
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Twitter Wants You to Change Your Password!
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.
Discussion: Computerworld, Silicon Alley Insider, AppleInsider, EverythingiCafe, MacRumors, Shelly Palmer, 9 to 5 Mac, Kindle Review, The iPhone Blog, Gizmodo, Digits, MacNN, Engadget, Edible Apple and TeleRead
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: NY Startup ScrollMotion Plans To Build Textbooks For The iPad (AAPL, MHP)
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Textbook Publishers Cement iPad Deal
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: WSJ: Scrollmotion to handle textbooks for the iPad
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: A Peek at Apple's Plans to Re-invent Textbooks
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.
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Google Nexus One update adds multi-touch
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Google Nexus One Gets Multi-Touch
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: You don't have to wait for Google to update your Nexus One OTA
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Nexus One Update Said to Add Pinch-to-Zoom & Improved 3G
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Multi-Touch Comes to the Nexus One
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Google distributing multitouch to Nexus One users
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Nexus One update bringing pinch-to-zoom, Google Goggles …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Google Nexus One Gains Multitouch, 3G Fix, New Map Features
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Nexus One Gets Official Multitouch Support (Updated)
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Nexus One over-the-air update begins today, brings multitouch
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: The Nexus One Just Got Multi-Touch
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: MobileCrunch, Android Central, eWeek, Download Squad, Gadget Lab, fiercemobileit.com, Maximum PC, SiliconANGLE, Softpedia News, Gadgetell, OhGizmo!, Redmond Pie, Geekword, SlashPhone, I4U News, Ubergizmo, DailyTech, The iPhone Blog, InfoWorld, PC World, Mobile Tech Addicts, Bits, Pocket-lint, PhoneDog.com, IntoMobile, Mashable!, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, DVICE, T3.com News, TG Daily, SlashGear, techeblog.com, VentureBeat, TmoNews, Technologizer, 9 to 5 Mac, Android Phone Fans, Gearlog, Digital Trends, Lifehacker, Digital Daily, Electronista, DSLreports, BetaNews, AndroidGuys, ithinkdifferent, The Next Web, Neowin.net and WebProNews
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
Lynnette Luna / fiercemobileit.com: Nexus One gets multitouch capability
Greg Billetdeaux / Gadgetell: Nexus One gets official multitouch support in latest update
Chris Scott Barr / OhGizmo!: Google Adds Multitouch To Nexus One
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Update Rooted Nexus One to OTA Update for Multitouch
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
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: New Nexus One Software Updated enables Multitouch
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Google's Nexus One Gets Multi-touch, 3G Connectivity Update
Nick Bilton / Bits: Google Adds Multi-Touch Features to Nexus One Phone
Ben Bowers / Pocket-lint: Nexus One receives multi-touch and 3G fixes
Aaron Baker / PhoneDog.com: Nexus One gets update; includes multitouch
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: Google Nexus One: Now With Multitouch
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica: Google's Nexus One gets multitouch
Charlie White / DVICE: Google Nexus One finally gets multitouch
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Google finally adds multi-touch support to Nexus One smartphone
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Multitouch comes to Google's 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
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Pinch-To-Zoom On The Nexus One [VIDEO]
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Google Adds Multi-Touch Support to Nexus One
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Nexus One Gets a Software Update Too
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Multi-Touch Update Comes to Nexus One Phones Along with Better Maps, Goggles
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google's Nexus One-Now With Multitouch
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Google Patches Nexus One 3G Reception Issue …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google Nexus One gets proper multitouch
Benjamin Rubenstein / AndroidGuys: Nexus One OTA Update Enables Pinch-to-Zoom
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: Multitouch for Nexus One available through official Google Update …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Google Whacks Apple - Brings Multi-Touch to Nexus One
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Introduces Multi-Touch To Nexus One
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?
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: Silicon Alley Insider and paidContent
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider: Wall Street Journal Busts Down Its Paywall For A Day (HMC, NWS)
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
Cuban Rails Against Google, News Aggregators
Cuban Rails Against Google, News Aggregators
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Silicon Alley Insider, Adweek, GigaOM, TechCrunch and TechFlash
Danny Sullivan / Silicon Alley Insider: Mark Cuban Calls Google A Vampire, But It's Actually Mahalo That Sucks
Mike Shields / Adweek: Cuban: Print Must Vanquish Digital ‘Vampires’
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Mark Cuban Tells Media “Google Is a Vampire”
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Everybody Forgets The Readers When They Bash News Aggregators
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.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: A New Debate on Blog Comments is Brewing
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / rizzn.com: Is John Gruber Becoming the Apple Pundit's Mike Arrington?
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
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
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, ithinkdifferent, Geekword and Pocket-lint
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 with Redsn0w 0.9.4
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
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Live From Facebook's HipHop Technology Tasting — I'm here at the Facebook Technology Tasting, where the social network is showcasing their newly open sourced PHP technology, HipHop. The new technology effectively transforms PHP into C++, resulting in a significant savings of CPU cycles on web servers.
Discussion: Recess PHP Framework
Kris Jordan / Recess PHP Framework: Notes from Facebook's HipHop for PHP Debut
Haiping Zhao / Facebook Developers:
HipHop for PHP: Move Fast
HipHop for PHP: Move Fast
Discussion: OStatic blogs, Softpedia News, Online Dating Insider, Neowin.net, ReadWriteWeb, The Register, InfoWorld, Inside Facebook and Technosailor.com, Thanks:arjo
Joe Brockmeier / OStatic blogs: Facebook Friends PHP: Introducing HipHop
David Evans / Online Dating Insider: Facebook Releases HipHop for PHP
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Facebook re-write takes PHP to an enterprise past
Paul Krill / InfoWorld: Facebook looks to speed up PHP
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Facebook's HipHop and What it Means to WordPress
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.
Discussion: PC World, SlashPhone, MobileContentToday, Softpedia News, SuperSite Blog, DisplayBlog, IntoMobile and Newsgrange
Dan Nystedt / PC World: Garmin-Asus to Show Its First GPS Smartphone of 2010
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Change Log Surface
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Sony Ericsson Aspen Runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3 But Can't Show Off …
Pthurrott / SuperSite Blog: What's New in Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.3 change log [Capacitive screen support]
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
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: Appletell, Gizmodo, Gizmodo Australia, SlashGear and eHomeUpgrade
Jake Gaecke / Appletell: Apple awarded touch sensitive bezel patent
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo Australia: Apple Patents Touch Sensitive Bezel
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple patent suggests iPad bezel touch-controls
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: USPTO Grants Apple a Patent on Touch Bezel Controls
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.
Discussion: Verizon, MobileCrunch, Engadget, Android Central, PhoneNews.com, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report, AndroidGuys, Softpedia News and Electronista
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
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Verizon Announces Motorola Devour Android Device
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Verizon Devour Is a Baby Droid With Motoblur
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Motorola DEVOUR gets official on Verizon Wireless
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: PR Newswire and TechCrunch
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: Download Squad, TechCrunch, InformationWeek, Softpedia News, The Register, Mashable!, VentureBeat, AppScout, The Next Web, Gizmodo Australia and Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Where Did Internet Explorer's Browser Share Go?
Dave Methvin / InformationWeek: Is Google Chrome A Corporate Option?
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft's IE 8 misses Windows 7 updraft
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Windows 7 Reaches 10 Percent Market Share
Brian Heater / AppScout: IE8 Tops Browser Market Share
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Internet Explorer 8 World's Most Popular Browser …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo Australia: Internet Exploder 8 Just Conquered The World (That's A Good Thing)
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Granted Patent for Next Generation Apple TV Technology — The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of seven newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. The most notable patent covered in this report relates to possible next generation technology that Apple …
Discussion: TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, Macsimum News and Electricpig
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Patent hints at next generation Apple TV
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple files Apple TV remote sensor patent
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple remote control system patent hints at next gen Apple TV
Mic Wright / Electricpig: Patent reveals motion-sensitive Apple TV
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Oracle Hacker Gets The Last Word — David Litchfield exposes one last Oracle security bug before walking away from his database battles. — ARLINGTON, Va. — In 2001, Larry Ellison brashly proclaimed in a keynote speech at the computing conference Comdex that his database software was “unbreakable.”
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
3Crowd Comes Out Of Stealth, Reveals Its Plan To Disrupt The CDN Market — 3Crowd, the new startup from BitGravity co-founder Barrett Lyon, is ready for its close-up. Until now little was known about the company, other than that its backers include Jay Adelson, Kevin Rose, Storm Ventures, and Greenwich Technology Associates.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and VentureBeat
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AOL Revenues Dropped 17% Year-Over-Year In Q4 2009 — AOL just released its financial results for 2009, its first as a standalone company since October 2000. — The company reported a profit of $1.4 million, or a penny a share, compared with a loss of $1.96 billion, or $18.52 a share …
Discussion: Washington Post, BoomTown, Silicon Alley Insider, Between the Lines, paidContent, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Fortune and AppScout
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post: AOL earnings drop 17 percent overall
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: AOL's Results Slightly Less Horrible!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: AOL: A small profit and a lot of work ahead
David Kaplan / paidContent: Low Expectations Help AOL Beat Street
Colin Barr / Fortune: 5 things to watch for in AOL's earnings
Brian Heater / AppScout: AOL Slows Profit Loses—Still Down 17-Percent
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Journalism Online's Private Beta Goes Public; First Press+ Screenshots — Finally some clarity after months of mystery about possible affiliates and constant questions about whether Journalism Online is reality or vaporware. A private beta has been underway for weeks but JO founders Steve Brill …