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: Fone Arena, I4U News, PhoneReport v2.0, Distorted-Loop.com, Mobile Tech Addicts, My Microsoft Life, SlashGear, Geekword, Phone Arena, WMExperts, Geek In Disguise, Recombu, displayblog, Electronista, WMPoweruser.com, MobileTechWorld, Pocket-lint, Phones Review, jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo, MobileBurn.com, techeblog.com and SlashPhone
Robert Evans / I4U News: First Windows Phone 7 Series Smartphone Shown Off
Chris Davies / SlashGear: LG Windows Phone 7 prototype gets video preview
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: LG's Windows Phone 7 Series unveiled
Andrew Lim / Recombu: LG Windows Phone 7 prototype shown off to Engadget
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Microsoft shows off LG Windows Phone 7 Series phone
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: WinMo Wrap: Starter Edition Deets; No Flash; Motorola Returning?
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Microsoft Employee Shows Off Prototype Windows Phone 7 Series Smartphone From LG
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: LG QWERTY slider smartphone revealed as first Windows Phone 7 Series device
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, Traffick and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Yahoo: It's Worse Than It Looks (Again)
Michael Arrington / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo Is Getting Very Efficient — At Dying
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Redrawing the Route to Online Privacy — ON the Internet, things get old fast. One prime candidate for the digital dustbin, it seems, is the current approach to protecting privacy on the Internet. — It is an artifact of the 1990s, intended as a light-touch policy to nurture innovation in an emerging industry.
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech and /message
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: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Boing Boing, CNET News and The Next Web
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: UK Bill Would Outlaw Open Public Wifi Hotspots
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Bill in UK may disallow public wi-fi
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: UK Digital Economy Bill will wipe out indie WiFi hotspots in libraries, unis, cafes
David Meyer / CNET News: U.K. bill would ‘outlaw open Wi-Fi’
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Is UK Public WIFI Doomed?
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
US government rescinds ‘leave internet alone’ policy — Strickling speaking, the Naughties are dead — The US government's policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to Obama's top official at the Department of Commerce. — Instead, an “Internet Policy 3.0” …
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Assistant Commerce Secretary announces Internet policy change …
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.
Don't “Pull A Patzer” And Other Lessons Learned On Our Trip Down Sand Hill Road — Editor's note: Earlier this month, BrightRoll raised a $10 million Series B for its video ad network. In this guest post, CEO Tod Sacerdoti shares some of the lessons he learned trying to raise that money in the current environment.
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 …
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
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 …