Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Exclusive: First Windows Phone 7 Series partner device unveiled (with video!) — Microsoft's Aaron Woodman just pulled off a little surprise here at The Engadget Show: he brought out LG's Windows Phone 7 Series pre-production prototype! The QWERTY slider is the first branded Windows Phone 7 Series device …
Discussion: Distorted-Loop.com, Geek In Disguise, PhoneReport v2.0, Mobile Tech Addicts, My Microsoft Life, Geekword, SlashGear, Phone Arena, WMExperts, jkOnTheRun, Recombu, displayblog, Electronista, WMPoweruser.com, MobileTechWorld, MobileBurn.com, Pocket-lint, Gizmodo, Phones Review, techeblog.com and SlashPhone
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: LG's Windows Phone 7 Series unveiled
Chris Davies / SlashGear: LG Windows Phone 7 prototype gets video preview
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: WinMo Wrap: Starter Edition Deets; No Flash; Motorola Returning?
Andrew Lim / Recombu: LG Windows Phone 7 prototype shown off to Engadget
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: LG QWERTY slider smartphone revealed as first Windows Phone 7 Series device
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Microsoft shows off LG Windows Phone 7 Series phone
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Microsoft Employee Shows Off Prototype Windows Phone 7 Series Smartphone From LG
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: LG QWERTY Slider Runs Windows Phone 7 Series
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Add “Nifty” Site Features That May Make You Forget Third-Party Clients — Twitter appears to be on the verge of some big changes to its website if a tweet that Twitter engineer Alex Payne sent today is any indication. In fact, the new features may be so good that they could make …
Discussion: Twitterrati, Thanks:alexiat
Mark Evans / Twitterrati: A New and Improved Twitter.com? — Is Twitter.com about to get a major makeover?
New York Times:
6 Months, $90,000 and (Maybe) a Great Idea — THE print hanging behind the receptionist's desk at Foundation Capital screams, “Our greatest thrill is to loan you money” — in chunky, capitalized red letters. That's encouraging news for Michael Bauer, because he wants money and has put himself in a prime position to get it.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Steady, Efficient Decline Of Yahoo — Efficiency is a business school idea that suggests a company is running smoothly. It's absolutely terrific when you're talking about a coal mining operation or a Supercuts. But when it comes to a company like Yahoo it's not a positive.
Discussion: Daily Patricia and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo Is Getting Very Efficient — At Dying
Open Wi-Fi ‘outlawed’ in Digital Economy Bill — The government will not exempt universities, libraries and small businesses providing open Wi-Fi services from its Digital Economy Bill copyright crackdown, according to official advice released earlier this week.
Discussion: CrunchGear, CNET News and Boing Boing
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Bill in UK may disallow public wi-fi
David Meyer / CNET News: U.K. bill would ‘outlaw open Wi-Fi’
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Wordle In Trademark Trouble, Seeks Legal Advice — I have much love for Wordle. I've used the text cloud generator dozens of time for use in presentations, TechCrunch posts and random stuff ever since I discovered the tool. — But as of yesterday, the application is no longer available …
Jonathan Feinberg / pheinblog: Wordle is in Trouble — I am seeking pro bono legal advice …
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: Download Squad, Techie Buzz, ithinkdifferent, Mobile Tech Addicts, PhoneNews.com, 901am, Mashable!, Google Android Blog, AndroidGuys, TmoNews, Gizmodo, Geekword, Lifehacker and Phone Arena
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Android 2.1 Update Coming to All US Android Phones
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Android 2.1 on All U.S. Android Phones, Including G1?
Arnold Zafra / 901am: U.S. Android Phones to Get Firmware Update, Finally
Matt Silverman / Mashable!: Android 2.1 Coming to All U.S. Android Phones? [RUMOR]
Christopher Smith / Google Android Blog: Rumor: Android 2.1 update coming to all U.S. Android phones
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: All U.S. Android Phones Reportedly Getting the Bump to 2.1
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: All US based Android phones to get Android 2.1
The Game-ified Life — You should watch this talk on the future of games by game designer Jesse Schell. It is the most mind-changing talk I've heard in many years. There were so many new ideas in it, and they went by so fast, that I have already watched it twice and will probably watch it once more.
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO and Silicon Valley Watcher
Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Epic Fail in Congress: USA PATRIOT Act Renewed Without Any New Civil Liberties Protections — Yesterday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to renew three expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, after the Senate abandoned the PATRIOT reform effort and approved …
Mike McConnell / Washington Post:
Mike McConnell on how to win the cyber-war we're losing — The United States is fighting a cyber-war today, and we are losing. It's that simple. As the most wired nation on Earth, we offer the most targets of significance, yet our cyber-defenses are woefully lacking.
Andy Greenberg / Velocity: Security Guru: North Korea Better Prepared For Cyberwar Than US
Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera / San Francisco Chronicle:
Real threat in virtual battleground: hackers — The wildly popular online game World of Warcraft is riddled with irreconcilable rivalries. — There is, of course, the conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, the cornerstone of the game's narrative that pits half of the almost 12 million WoW players against the other.
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Lessons From Haiti Will Aid Chile — Earlier today Chile experienced a massive earthquake (you can see images of the damage on The BIg Picture). Now, just hours after the event online disaster relief sites are being spun up to aid the survivors. These are all variations on sites that were created to help Haiti survivors.
Discussion: Google LatLong, Computerworld, Mashable!, 901am, Google Maps Mania and Lifehacker, Thanks:brady
Jessica Pfund / Google LatLong: Resources for Chile earthquake response
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: People, groups flock to the Web after Chile earthquake
Matt Silverman / Mashable!: HOW TO: Donate to Chile Earthquake Relief Online
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Google Online Resources to Aid Disaster Relief in Chile
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Maps of the Chile Earthquake -Updated
Agence France Presse:
Google launches ‘person finder’ for Chile quake victims
Google launches ‘person finder’ for Chile quake victims
Discussion: The Social, Telegraph, Erictric and Mashable!
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Live tsunami viewing? Ustream's the place
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Google Launches Chile Earthquake Person Finder
Jeff Vogel / The Bottom Feeder:
The Awful Anti-Pirate System That Will Probably Work — So, when I read that Assassin's Creed 2 for the PC would fight piracy by requiring a live internet connection all the time when you were playing, I thought it was a joke. Sort of a dry, post-modern satire of the whole idea of DRM.