Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Launching Twitter-Killer For Gmail! (GOOG) — Google could launch a Twitter-killer as soon as this week, the Wall Street Journal reports. — Google already allows Gmail users to update their status. The prompt reads, “let people know what you're up to, or share links to photos, videos, and Web pages.”
Discussion: Technologizer, Mashable!, Wall Street Journal, mocoNews, L.A. Times Tech Blog, TechCrunch, PC World, Network World, Computerworld, Search Engine Land, New York Times, Techland, CNET News, InformationWeek, Epicenter, ReadWriteWeb, the Econsultancy blog, Between the Lines, The Next Web, SocialTimes.com, TG Daily, VentureBeat, Search Engine Watch, TechFlash, AppScout and John Battelle's Searchblog
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Live Coverage of Tuesday's Google Event
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal: Google to Add Social Feature to Gmail
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: Following Rivals, Gmail Will Add Status Updates
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Would adding status updates mean Gmail is having a case of Twitter envy?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Google To Unveil Broad New Social Product Tomorrow
Juan Carlos Perez / Network World: Report: Google to make Gmail more social
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Google to make Gmail more social
Ashlee Vance / New York Times: Google to Add Social Features to Gmail
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google to make Gmail a little more social
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Social Networking Landing In Your Gmail Inbox
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Google Making Gmail Into a Communications Hub
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Creating Twitter Clone for Gmail
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Could email fatigue give social media the upper hand with marketers?
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: Is GMail going social? …
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Gmail challenges Facebook with new social feed
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Report: GMail to Add Twitter-esque Feature
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Google vs. Facebook and Twitter?
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Reports: Gmail to Become Hub for Social Networking?
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Must-have features for Twitter-killing — In October 2009, after 2.5 years of using Twitter every day, I wrote a piece that explained the limits of Twitter that we'll have to look past Twitter to see solved, because Twitter doesn't seem to be trying to solve them.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Silicon Alley Insider and TechSpot
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Google to unveil new social tool tomorrow
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Google to launch Twitter-like service for Gmail
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google Could Unveil Gmail's Social Features Tomorrow — We learned earlier today that Google is launching a social status update feature in Gmail. While details are sparse, The Wall Street Journal reports that it is a new Gmail module that could integrate status updates as well as content from YouTube …
Discussion: The Forrester Blog …, Download Squad and GigaOM
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Google Stream? Google will launch “huge” new social features tomorrow
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Gmail to Get Social News Feed: Report
Brian / iPod Repair, iPhone Repair, Apple Repair:
iPhone 4G Parts are Here... And they have a couple of interesting features. — 1) The LCD appears to be factory glued to the digitizer which is more similar to the first generation iPhones than the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The digitizer can be separated from the LCD on the 3G and 3GS models …
Discussion: MacRumors, Geekword, Silicon Alley Insider, PhoneDog.com, Mashable!, The Next Web, EverythingiCafe, Phone Arena, App Advice, IntoMobile, TUAW, TiPb, Gizmodo and Neowin.net, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Claimed Fourth-Generation iPhone Parts Surface Revealing Taller Form Factor
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: New iPhone Could Be 1/4-Inch Taller (AAPL)
Noah Kravitz / PhoneDog.com: Spy Shot: Is this (part of) the next iPhone?
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: A First Look At The iPhone 4G? Well, Perhaps Parts Of It
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Is The Fourth Gen iPhone Slightly Taller?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Rumor: iPhone 4G Front Pictures
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumour: Photos: Is this the 4th generation iPhone, and how come …
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Purported pics of next-gen iPhone front face surface
Jeremy Sikora / TiPb: Rumored 4th Gen Apple iPhone Parts Show Little Design Change
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: 4th generation iPhone pictures leak?
Matt Phillips / MarketBeat:
Apple Management: iPad Prices Could Change … Apple intends to stay “nimble” on pricing of the iPad, possibly lowering prices if the newly unveiled tablet device fails to gain traction among consumers. — That was just one of the items in a note out Sunday night from Credit Suisse recounting meetings with Apple executives.
Discussion: GigaOM, Gizmodo, internetnews.com, PC World, Gadget Lab, MacRumors, Silicon Alley Insider, AppleInsider, techblog.dallasnews.com, Digital Daily, Brainstorm Tech, TiPb, Engadget, Neowin.net, Edible Apple, Digital Trends, Technologizer, iLounge, 9 to 5 Mac, Gearlog, Macsimum News, MacNN, TUAW, GottaBeMobile.com and EverythingiCafe
Om Malik / GigaOM: Fear & Loathing Over iPad Pricing
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: HEY EVERYBODY QUICK DON'T BUY AN IPAD
Sarah Jacobsson / PC World: Apple to Remain ‘Nimble’ on iPad Pricing
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Apple Might Slash iPad Prices If Initial Sales Are Slow
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Open to iPad Price Cuts if Demand Lags?
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Survey says buyers lukewarm toward iPad, Apple says it might lower the price
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: iPad Pricing: How Low Can You Go, Apple?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Could Apple iPad prices fall?
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: About that “Apple Could Drop iPad Price” Story
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Apple: iPad prices could lower
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Public Loses Interest in iPad After Unveiling, Survey Says
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: iPad Prices Could Drop Quickly
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: MrSun tracks the sun's position
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Credit Suisse: Apple can lower prices on iPads if initial demand isn't strong
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Report: Apple Might Drop Price of iPad
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple to stay ‘nimble’ on iPad pricing
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Could The iPad's Price Change?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Motorola Droid's next update to be Android 2.1, includes multitouch browser — We've just gotten the inside line on the next Droid update that's making the rounds through Verizon's testing department from one of our trusted sources, and overall, it looks like this should take users 95 percent …
Noah Kravitz / PhoneDog.com: 2.1 on Droid: Multitouch but no 3D effects?
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: New Update to Give Droid Multitouch
Marc Flores / MobileCrunch: Motorola DROID to be blessed with Android 2.1 in coming update [UPDATED]
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Motorola Droid 2.1 update fleshed out, may include multitouch in browser
Jason Cipriani / BerryScoop: DROID 2.1 Update Coming This Week!?!?
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Verizon will begin rolling out Android 2.1 to Droid users this week
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Motorola: Droid update to Android 2.1 ‘will start to roll out this week’ — We knew Android 2.1 was coming for the Droid, but we'll confess — we didn't expect it to come this soon. Motorola is now reporting via its official Facebook page that it's “happy to relay the 2.1 upgrade to Droid …
Discussion: Geekword, MobileTechWorld and BerryScoop
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: Motorola : Android 2.1 update for Droid coming this week
Jason Cipriani / BerryScoop: Motorola DROID 2.1 Update Details Revealed
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
1080p streaming not coming to Netflix this year — Editors' note, 4:30 p.m. PST: Netflix now claims that it incorrectly acknowledged 1080p streaming in the company's 2010 development road map. A Netflix representative has clarified that the company plans to bring 5.1 surround and closed captioning …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Gizmodo, Engadget, Mashable!, Techland, Electronista, The Next Web, TechSpot, DVICE and fierceonlinevideo.com …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee: Netflix To Stream 1080p, But What About Roku?
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Why Netflix Doesn't Really Care About HD
Richard Lawler / Engadget: 1080p, 5.1 surround sound coming to Netflix Watch Instantly in 2010?
Allie Townsend / Techland: The Daily Dose — Today in Techland: Valentine's Day sucks …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: 1080p Streaming Coming To Netflix - DVDs Are Over
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Netflix to roll out 1080p streaming later this year
Charlie White / DVICE: 1080p streaming video coming to Netflix, but will it matter?
Chris Gourlay / Times of London:
Google leaps language barrier with translator phone — GOOGLE is developing software for the first phone capable of translating foreign languages almost instantly — like the Babel Fish in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. — By building on existing technologies in voice recognition …
Discussion: thebigmoney.com, GMSV, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Epicenter, The Register, Search Engine Journal, PC World, Fast Company, VentureBeat, InformationWeek, Download Squad, 901am, Digital Trends, GigaOM, Maximum PC, Gizmodo, Softpedia News, Mashable!, mocoNews, Search Engine Land, Pocket-lint, Neowin.net, Technologizer, Digital Daily, Daily Mail, ReadWriteWeb, Electronista, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Engadget, Android Phone Fans, TG Daily, The Toybox, SlashGear, The Next Web, T3.com News, thinq.co.uk and Obsessable
Chris Thompson / thebigmoney.com: Nexus One Picks Up Key Endorsement
John Murrell / GMSV: Google “translator phone” to enable real-time misunderstandings
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: A universal Google translator will have linguistic rivers to cross
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Google's Real-Time Voice Translator Could Make Any Language Lingua Franca
Selena Narayanasamy / Search Engine Journal: Google to Break the Language Barrier With Android Translator
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Google's Next Venture: Universal Translator
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Google developing mobile language translation software
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google's Universal Translator
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Google Working On Speech Translation for Phones
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Google Considers Market for Speech-to-Speech Phone Translation
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google is Working on Speech-to-Speech Translation for Android
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Google Working On Translating Phone Conversations In Real-Time
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Building Instant Translator Companion
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Google working on real-time phone convo translation
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google's Little Translation Miracle
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Here's Hoping Google “Speech-to-Speech” …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Rebuilds the Tower of Babel with Real-Time Language Translation
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: Google working on voice translator phone, redefining synergy
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Google Taking Translate To The Next Level
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Google developing real-time translator phone
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Report: Google developing on-the-fly translation software
Paul Hales / thinq.co.uk: Google translation dream is pie in the sky
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Google reveals work on universal speech-to-speech translator
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The iPad Tweet That Enraged Steve Jobs? — There was inevitably some cultural friction when Apple's secretive CEO took his new iPad around to New York's professionally indiscreet media. Exhibit A is a single tweet from a Wall Street Journal editor, which purportedly made Steve Jobs go ballistic:
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors Page 2, TUAW, Silicon Alley Insider and NBC Bay Area
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: The first rule of iPad is: you do not talk about iPad
Dave Caolo / TUAW: The tweet that made Steve Jobs furious
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Paranoid Steve Jobs Makes WSJ Editor Erase A Tweet Sent From The iPad (AAPL)
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: iPad Tweet Allegedly Raises the Ire of Jobs
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Job Postings Hint at Amazon's Plans for the Kindle — It looks like color screens and Wi-Fi might be the next additions to Amazon's Kindle. — Last week, Brad Stone and I reported that Amazon had acquired the New York based multi-touch screen company Touchco to integrate into Lab126, the Kindle hardware division.
Discussion: TechFlash, GigaOM, Digital Trends, AppleInsider, GottaBeMobile.com, Engadget, Edible Apple, TeleRead, Electronista, New York Times and Gizmodo
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: More Authors Signing Exclusive Kindle Deals
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Amazon Posts Job Openings, Hints at New Kindle Plans
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Amazon rethinking Kindle in the wake of Apple iPad
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Coming soon to the Kindle: Color, wi-fi, more applications?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Amazon's Working on a Full-Color Multitouch Kindle With Wi-Fi
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
The E-Book Marketplace: Does Anybody Really Know What Price It Is? — Someone at Macmillan has a sense of humor. When I landed on the site Saturday night to check on e-book pricing and availability following Amazon's one-week banishment, the book being promoted at the top of the front page was Priceless …
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: E-Book Prices Ratchet Up
Motoko Rich / New York Times: Publishers Win a Bout in E-Book Price Fight
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
The iPhone is the new Internet Explorer 6, says mobile developer — On the flip side of the debate about whether Flash is ill, in rude health, or simply untroubled by Apple's wilful refusal to countenance it on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, we have an analysis from Peter-Paul Koch, a …
Brian Caulfield / Velocity:
Pranksters Attach GPS Device To Google Street View Car — Pranksters are using Google Maps to help Berliners track one of the camera-equipped vehicle Google has sent out to photograph Berlin's streets, after they attached a GPS device the car. So whose privacy is being violated? — We're not sure.
Discussion: Mashable!, Search Engine Journal, Guardian and Softpedia News
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: German Pranksters Attach GPS Device to Google Street View Car [MAP]
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Maps Used to Track Down Street View Car
Charles Arthur / Guardian: German artists attach GPS device to Google Street View car - hilarity ensues
Jeffrey Oldham / The Official Google Blog:
2010 Super Bowl: Some search touchdowns — While 106 American football players sought yardage in the 2010 Super Bowl, millions of people sought information related to the big game from Google search. We looked at some game-day search trends and data* to see what football fans were searching for this year.
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com:
Dotcoms, tech dominate Super Bowl XLIV ads
Dotcoms, tech dominate Super Bowl XLIV ads
Discussion: thebigmoney.com and TechCrunch
Chris Thompson / thebigmoney.com: Et Tu, Google?
My Three And A Half Month Facebook Job Interview — Against the tide of Silicon Valley's job layoffs, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quoted late August 2009 — in a number of media outlets that referred to a Bloomberg report — as planning to hire as many as 500 new staff members in 2009.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel's monster of a chip: an Itanium microprocessor with 2 billion transistors — Intel announced its Itanium 9300 series microprocessor today, a high-end supercomputing chip with 2 billion transistors on a single chip. — The number of transistors, or basic on-off switches that control …
Discussion: The Register, Digits, Intel, Between the Lines, Macsimum News, TechSpot and Electronista
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Intel ‘Tukwila’ born after long and painful labor
Don Clark / Digits: Intel's Itanium Again Marches to Different Drummer
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: Intel unveils Itanium 9300, highlights next-gen computing for enterprise
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Intel unveils Itanium 9300 processor
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Intel unveils Itanium 9300 series enterprise processors
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple To Upgrade MacBook Pros Tuesday Ahead Of Macworld Conference? (AAPL) — Apple may finally announce a new MacBook Pro lineup tomorrow, perhaps including new, faster Intel chips, as the Macworld conference gets underway in San Francisco. — “An anonymous source who works for Apple …
Discussion: Bloomberg, CrunchGear, 9 to 5 Mac, Macworld and Brainstorm Tech
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg: Macworld Show Recasts Itself as ‘Fan Fest’ After Apple, Steve Jobs Bow Out
John Biggs / CrunchGear: New MacBook Pros launching soon?
Christopher Breen / Macworld: Apple and the importance of Macworld Expo
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: 5 things to watch for at Macworld
David Carr / New York Times:
Plentiful Content, So Cheap — Last Wednesday, I met with an executive from Demand Media, a company that generates content based on popular Web searches and other data. Since then, I've spent about 20 hours reading past articles, calling people for background, doing interviews …
Discussion: Glass House, BuzzMachine, Kindle Review, Silicon Alley Insider and Gawker
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Stop selling scarcity
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider: How Demand Media Is Infiltrating Major Media Publishers
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Who's the Next Rich Sap to Blow His Wad on Journalism?
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft denies Windows 7 battery problem — Although some users have been grumbling about a variety of battery issues related to Windows 7, Microsoft says that its testing shows that nothing is amiss. — The software maker initially thought that there might be a problem with the firmware …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft: your battery is the problem, not Windows 7
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Microsoft: Windows 7 isn't trashing your battery
Cade Metz / The Register: Microsoft tests show no Win 7 battery flaw
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Microsoft Declares The Windows 7 Battery Bug A Feature
Paul Miller / Engadget: Microsoft says Windows 7 battery ‘issue’ isn't one
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Microsoft: Battery Issues Not Windows 7's Fault
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Battery “Bug” Caused by Batteries, Not by Windows 7
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Microsoft dismisses Windows 7 “battery problems”
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Microsoft Blames Your Laptop—Not Windows 7—For Battery Issues
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Legend spotted just hanging out, playing it cool — Look familiar? Yep, this is precisely what we expected HTC's rumored Legend to look like based on the renders we'd seen so far. We don't have any information here other than the pictures themselves, but from what we can gather …
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: HTC Legend caught on film
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: HTC Legend Poses for the Camera
M. Daou / MobileTechWorld: First HTC Legend live pictures
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: And now, the HTC Legend — Looks like somebody has their hands in HTC's honey pot.
Anthony Perez / Android Phone Fans: HTC Legend Looking Good!
Chris Davies / Android Community: HTC Legend caught in wild
Leigh Geary / Coolsmartphone News: The Legend arrives in the flesh
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Still No Native Comments, But Tumblr Toys With Photo Replies — Probably the most controversial thing about the blogging service Tumblr is that it doesn't have a built-in way to comment on posts. You sort of can do it now if you reblog an item and add your own note (which then shows up under the original post), but it's not the same.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Tumblr takes on Daily Booth with photo replies
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Surveying iPhone Developers' Happiness With The App Store — Last year, there was no shortage of developers who were complaining about Apple's App Store. The situation got so heated that no less than Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller …
Discussion: App Advice, TiPb and MacNN
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Surveys iPhone Developers' Satisfaction
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple to iPhone Developers: So... Happy with the App Store?
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Android Market Share Doubles - Will Overtake Palm Soon — RIM's BlackBerry platform is still the most popular mobile smartphone platform in the US, but Google's Android was the big winner in the last quarter of 2009. According to comScore, Android's share of the US mobile market more than doubled …
Discussion: comScore, Inc., broadstuff and The Next Web, Thanks:fredericl
Tim Bajarin / PC Magazine:
Apple's iPad: A Blessing and Curse for Publishing — Apple's new tablet may revolutionize the publishing industry, much to the benefit and detriment of big houses. — The publishing industry was drooling over the Apple iPad long before the product was actually announced.
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Flixster continues rapid growth with new $12.5M — A little over a month after it gobbled up primary competitor Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster, a social-networking site for movie enthusiasts, has landed $12.5 million in a new round of equity and common stock, according to a filing with the SEC …