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 …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: WinMo Wrap: Starter Edition Deets; No Flash; Motorola Returning?
Andrew Lim / Recombu: LG Windows Phone 7 prototype shown off to Engadget
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: LG's Windows Phone 7 Series unveiled
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 …
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.
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: Techie Buzz, Mobile Tech Addicts, ithinkdifferent, Mashable!, 901am, Google Android Blog, AndroidGuys, TmoNews, Geekword, Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Phone Arena
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Android 2.1 Update Coming to All US Android Phones
Matt Silverman / Mashable!: Android 2.1 Coming to All U.S. Android Phones? [RUMOR]
Arnold Zafra / 901am: U.S. Android Phones to Get Firmware Update, Finally
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
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: Silicon Valley Watcher and Tom Foremski: IMHO
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’
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 1001 Noisy Cameras, 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: Erictric, The Social, Mashable! and Lifehacker
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Live tsunami viewing? It'll be on Ustream
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Google Launches Chile Earthquake Person Finder
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: Engadget, Gizmodo, TechSpot, Bloomberg, Neowin.net, CNET News, The Next Web, AppleInsider, Macsimum News and MacDailyNews
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: Apple supplier audit reveals sub-minimum wage pay and records of underage labor
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Child Workers Discovered in Apple Factories
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg: Apple Says Underage Workers Were Used by Suppliers to Build iPhone, iPod
Jonathan Skillings / CNET News: Apple cites suppliers for violations
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple says child labor was used at some Chinese factories
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.
Matt Mireles / Silicon Alley Insider:
Face It: NYC Is Not The Best Place For A Startup — There's been a lot written lately about the NYC startup scene. It's exploding. It's hot. Etc. And all that is true. — But as a first-time founder trying to raise capital and achieve product-market fit, the question for me is not …
Discussion: cdixon.org, innonate, Clusterstock and Information Arbitrage
Chris / cdixon.org: It's not East Coast vs West Coast, it's about making more places like the Valley
Nate Westheimer / innonate: Stop Comparing. Start Building.
Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage: Does being a VC mean “trying to change the world?”
Mac OS X market share up 29%, Leopard still most common — New statistics released this week show that the market share of Mac OS X in Web use has grown by 29.4 percent in the last year, while Windows has decreased 3.8 percent. — Web statistics company Quantcast found …
Discussion: TUAW, Distorted-Loop.com, Technologizer, displayblog, MacDailyNews and VentureBeat
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: PC vs. Mac: The Straight Scoop
LeeAnn Prescott / VentureBeat: OS X share up 29% in past year, slowly chipping away at Microsoft
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.