Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
Apple admits using child labour in China — Apple has admitted that child labour was used at the Chinese factories that build its computers, iPods and mobile phones. — At least eleven 15-year-old children were discovered to be working last year in three factories which supply Apple.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Macsimum News, The Next Web, Gizmodo, AppleInsider and MacDailyNews
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg: Apple Says Underage Workers Were Used by Suppliers to Build iPhone, iPod
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple says child labor was used at some Chinese factories
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Child Workers Discovered in Apple Factories
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
All U.S. Android phones to receive Android 2.1, but some will require a wipe — Considering over 80% of our readers with Android phones are running an outdated version of the operating system, I think most of you will find this interesting. — There has been some confusion over which phones …
Discussion: Google Android Blog, TmoNews, AndroidGuys, Phone Arena, Lifehacker, Geekword and Gizmodo
Christopher Smith / Google Android Blog: Rumor: Android 2.1 update coming to all U.S. Android phones
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: All US based Android phones to get Android 2.1
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: All U.S. Android Phones Reportedly Getting the Bump to 2.1
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Jobs rocks a 3.1.2 OS iPhone — So Mike from Macsoda wrote us saying he got a response from Steve Jobs to his email wondering about the future of Final Cut Pro (40 Final Cut Pro developers were recently let go). Typically brief, Steve Jobs said: — No worries. FCP is alive and well.
Discussion: App Advice, eWeek, Mac Soda, TiPb, ithinkdifferent and Distorted-Loop.com
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Unconfirmed: Steve Jobs' iPhone Still Running On 3.1.2 Firmware
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Apple CEO Jobs Saving Giant Money Pile for ‘Big, Bold’ Moves
Mike Contaxis / Mac Soda: Steve Jobs: “Final Cut Pro is Alive and Well”
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Steve Jobs: Birthdays, Awards, Contest Calls, Shareholder Meetings, and iPhone 3.1.2
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
It's Time to Put These Olympics Behind Us (As Far As Web Coverage Goes) — With the 2010 Winter Olympics wrapping up this weekend in Vancouver, I hope we can put the past behind us. That is, the past of crappy U.S. online coverage of a major global sporting event, with the key offender being exclusive distributor NBC.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:beet_tv
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee: Poll: What's Your Take on NBC's Online Olympics Coverage?
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Wisconsin senator critical of NBC handling of online access to Olympics
Wisconsin senator critical of NBC handling of online access to Olympics
Diane Bartz / Reuters: Senator asks NBC about Olympic site pay-TV link
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Discussion: Mystery Bail Theater and David Mandelin's blog
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
More than 100 companies targeted by Google hackers — IDG News Service - The hackers who broke into Google two months ago have gone after more than 100 companies, according to an estimate by security vendor Isec Partners. — Researchers have been closing in on the unidentified criminals responsible …
Discussion: Security Watch, Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal
Agence France Presse:
Google launches ‘person finder’ for Chile quake victims — WASHINGTON (AFP) - Google on Saturday quickly activated an online “person finder” tool to allow relatives and friends to find loved ones following the huge earthquake in Chile. — The “Person Finder: Chile Earthquake” …
Discussion: Google LatLong and Mashable!
Jessica Pfund / Google LatLong: Resources for Chile earthquake response
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Google Launches Chile Earthquake Person Finder
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Palm's webOS 1.4 Update Is Live With Video Recording and Flash — You know that webOS 1.4 update for Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus and Pixi Plus that we've been talking about since January? The one with video recording and Flash 10 beta and some other stuff? It's live. [Palm]
Discussion: PreCentral.net, The Official Palm Blog, Engadget, TechCrunch, IntoMobile, Erictric, Gadgetell, Geekword, Boy Genius Report, 901am, MobileCrunch, SlashGear, Electronista and EverythingPre
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: webOS 1.4 Available Now for Sprint, O2, Movistar; Verizon, Bell, Telcel Users Wait
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Verizon Wireless showcases webOS apps, too
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: webOS 1.4 now available for Sprint, O2 and Movistar
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: Palm's webOS 1.4 OTA update goes live
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: webOS 1.4 touches down for Palm Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus, Pixi Plus
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Palm Releases WebOS 1.4 via OTA
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: Palm Releases webOS 1.4 for Sprint, O2 UK, O2 DE, O2 Ireland, and Movistar
Stephanie Rosenbloom / New York Times:
Cellphones Let Shoppers Point, Click and Purchase — Shoppers will soon be able to stand outside the designer Norma Kamali's boutique in Manhattan, point a phone at merchandise in the window and buy it — even late at night when the store is closed. — Ms. Kamali is at the forefront …
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: The Frightening Future of Augmented Shopping
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Google's Nexus One coming to Verizon on March 23 — Verizon will release Google's Nexus One Android device on March 23 according to sources familiar with the matter. — The Nexus One, originally released on T-Mobile in January, has passed FCC inspection for use on Verizon's CDMA network …
Discussion: MobileCrunch, Gadgetell, Google Android Blog, SlashGear, Erictric, Geekword, MobileTechWorld, Android Phone Fans, ithinkdifferent, Softpedia News, Mashable!, Engadget, Pocket-lint, Electronista, Android Central, Go Rumors, Gizmodo, Silicon Alley Insider and Unwired View, Thanks:tom_warren
Matt Burns / MobileCrunch: Nexus One hitting Verizon on March 23rd?
Christopher Smith / Google Android Blog: Rumor: Google Nexus One coming to a Verizon near you, March 23
Chris Davies / SlashGear: March 23rd reveal tipped for Verizon's Nexus One
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: Nexus One to land at Verizon on 23rd March
M. Daou / MobileTechWorld: Google Nexus One coming to Verizon on March 23th and Vodafone UK in April
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: CDMA Nexus One Passes FCC
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Google Nexus One Comes to Verizon March 23 [RUMOR]
Ross Miller / Engadget: Nexus One coming to Verizon March 23rd?
Erica Marchand / Android Central: Nexus One reportedly coming to Verizon on March 23
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Nexus One Coming to Verizon March 23?
Jason Ryan / ABCNEWS:
Ancient Secret Service Computers Overtaxed — System Is ‘Fragile’ and Cannot Sustain Tempo of Current or Future Operational Missions — A classified review of the United States Secret Service's computer technology found that the agency's computers were fully operational only 60 percent …
Discussion: Switched and MacDailyNews
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Secret Service Computer Systems Hopelessly Outdated
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Where virtual worlds once ruled, FarmVille dominates — Social games like FarmVille have led many companies to try to be ‘the next Zynga,’ its publisher. — Almost every week for the last few years, it seems, I've gotten a press release or a pitch touting some company's great new Facebook games network or kids' virtual world.
Discussion: Massively and Raph's Website