Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Testing Google Voice Desktop App Internally — Last November Google acquired Gizmo5, a VoIP service that competed with Skype by making P2P VoIP calls as well as making and receiving calls with POTS (normal landlines) and mobile phones. — Gizmo5 fills some of the holes in the Google Voice product …
Discussion: Erictric, The Next Web, greg hughes, Search Engine Journal and VoIP Watch
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Move over, Skype. Google Voice is coming to the desktop.
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google to Launch New Voice Desktop App
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Here Comes VoiceMo — Michael Arrington of TechCrunch …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Holy Cow Did Twitter's Top Investor Drop A Bombshell On Twitter App-Makers Today — Twitter could buy or build its own photo-uploader and mobile app, squashing third-party developers in its way, Twitter investor and Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson implicitly warned in a post this morning.
Discussion: Scripting News
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Platform vendors in love
Fred / A VC:
The Twitter Platform's Inflection Point — I was emailing with a friend of mine yesterday who is a 30 year veteran of silicon valley. He'd written a post that was quite positive about the iPad. I sent him my post which wasn't so positive. We had a good discussion. Which ended with my friend making this point:
Discussion: GigaOM, Pretzel Logic, Leigh's Blitherings, SocialTimes.com, TechCrunch, broadstuff and Howard Lindzon, Thanks:atul
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Has Twitter Really Reached a Tipping Point?
Sameer Patel / Pretzel Logic: Value Add vs. Infrastructure
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Hey, Twitter Startups: It's Time To Stop Filling Holes and Start …
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Fred Wilson calls time on the Twitter Echosystem?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPad — Back in December, here's how I concluded my piece on what I expected from Apple's then-still-unannounced tablet: … After the iPad was announced, I got two types of emails from readers. The first group saying they were disappointed, because they had been hoping I was right …
Discussion: Gizmodo, rc3.org, The Mac Observer, Hardware 2.0 and ITworld.com, Thanks:atul
Brian Lam / Gizmodo: Apple iPad Review
Rafe / rc3.org: John Gruber's iPad review
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Crippled iWorks apps for iPad causes confusion and frustration for new owners
Nick Mediati / ITworld.com: iPad Struggles at Printing and Sharing Files
On foursquare, cheating, and claiming mayorships from your couch... Hey all - — Some of you may have noticed that we rolled out the first version of our “cheater code” - an attempt to catch some of the folks that are checking in from their couches to steal mayorships.
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Next Web, Mashable!, lalawag and Download Squad
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Foursquare wants to know if its users are where they say they are
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Physical confirmation: a better way than GPS to end check-in cheating
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Foursquare Cracks Down on Cheaters
Melissa Jun Rowley / lalawag: Fourscared and Fourscammed — Danger can strike at any moment.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Starts To Enforce The Rules, Cracks Down On Fake Check-Ins
Foursquare Starts To Enforce The Rules, Cracks Down On Fake Check-Ins
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog, The Next Web and Lifestream Blog
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: Foursquare - I Wish It Was Better For Me...
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Foursquare Releases “Cheater Code” …
Jim Hoskins / Almost Done:
AdLib - Apple's secret iPad web framework? — I know, I know, enough news about the iPad already! I haven't picked one up yet because I'm much more keen on having a device with 3G access. However, this isn't about the iPad itself, but something very interesting I stumbled upon while playing with the iPad Simulator.
Discussion: MobileCrunch, AppleInsider, TiPb, MacRumors, iLounge, Ajaxian and MacStories
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple creates AdLib framework to enable rich iPad web apps
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple's ‘AdLib’ Framework Brings Native-Like Functionality to iPad Web Pages
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Secret iPad web framework for native-like UI discovered
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian: AdLib: PastryKit for the tablet?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: AdLib - Apple's Secret iPad Web Framework
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple rejected iPad app for using pinch to expand gesture — Apple refused to accept one iPad application to its App Store until the proprietary “pinch to expand” multi-touch gesture, which is found in Apple's own Photos application, was removed, a developer has told AppleInsider.
Marco Tabini / Macworld: Should Apple's iPhone apps play by its own rules?
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Apple rejects iPad app for pinch-to-expand
Tim Wu / Slate:
The iPad is Steve Jobs' final victory over the company's co-founder Steve Wozniak. — In 2006, professor Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard Law School predicted that over the next decade there would be a determined effort to replace the personal computer with a new generation of “information appliances.”
John Markoff / New York Times:
H.P. Says New Device Could Revolutionize Computer Chips — PALO ALTO, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard scientists on Thursday will report advances demonstrating significant progress in the design of a new class of diminutive switches capable of replacing transistors as computer chips shrink toward the atomic scale.
Discussion: Digits, Nature, Ars Technica and Electronista, Thanks:hpnews
John Timmer / Ars Technica: Memristors combine memory, logics set in one device
Ole CaveLie / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Maps 4.0 for BlackBerry adds Search by Voice, Google Buzz, Starring, Labs, and More — We've been rolling out new versions of Google Maps for mobile at a fast pace lately, and the first Google Maps for BlackBerry update of 2010 is a big one. For version 4., we've added new features …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, The Next Web, Black Web 2.0, Phone Arena, Mashable!, 901am, CrackBerry.com blogs, Phone Scoop and Ubergizmo
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Maps for BlackBerry Gets a Major Upgrade
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Google Maps for BlackBerry 4.0 Updated with Google Buzz and Other Cool Features
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Google Maps for BlackBerry Adds Voice Search
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Kindle coming to Target on April 25? — We've always wondered if and when Amazon would get the Kindle into brick-and-mortar stores to counteract the see-it-with-your-eyes marketing advantage held by competitors like Barnes and Noble, and it looks like we just got our answer …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Kindle Review, Electronista and TechFlash
Kevin Krolicki / Reuters:
Japan's video game visionary: the console is dying — TOKYO (Reuters) - Hideo Kojima, one of the world's most famous video game creators, sees a future for digital entertainment outside the box — outside any box. — Kojima, whose “Metal Gear Solid” games have sold more than 27 million copies …
Discussion: VG247, GamingBolt.com, TG Daily, Switched, Neowin.net, GoNintendo, MTV Multiplayer, Joystiq and Edge Online
Johnny Cullen / VG247: Kojima: Console will be dead “in the near future”
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Metal Gear Solid creator says console gaming is dying
Caleb Johnson / Switched: ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Creator: Kill the Console, Let Games Be Free
Joshua Seed / Neowin.net: Kojima: Consoles to end in “the near future”
RawmeatCowboy / GoNintendo: Kojima - the console is on its way out — “In the near future …
Andrew Yoon / Joystiq: Hideo Kojima envisions a platform-free future
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad Sales Estimated to Have Already Surpassed 500,000 — Advertising firm Chitika earlier this week rolled out a running tally calculating the number of iPads accessing the Internet via the device's Safari browser based on unique hits to its network of advertisements.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, Edible Apple, Erictric and Electronista
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Ad firm says iPad sales have topped 562,000
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: 556,382 iPads Sold As Of Wednesday, 10PM ET
Eric / Erictric: 500,000 iPads Now Sold
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Earth Fills In The Blue Parts — If you thought Google's Street View was ambitious, or even Google Earth, then the companies latest efforts to “fill in the ‘blue’ part of the planet” on Google Earth puts the rest to shame. That “blue part”, after all, comprises more than 70% of the planet's surface.
Discussion: Google LatLong, VatorNews and TED Prize
John Hanke / Google LatLong: Mission Blue: filling in the blanks...
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Google Earth filling in the big blue blanks
Casson / TED Prize: Mission Blue Voyage begins today
David Kushner / Mother Jones:
Inside WikiLeaks' Leak Factory — WikiLeaks has revealed the secrets of the Pentagon, Scientology, and Sarah Palin—and the explosive video of a US attack on civilians and journalists in Iraq. Meet the shadowy figure behind the whistleblower site. — Post Comment
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
AT&T: iPad 3G is Truly Unlimited, Not 5GB — Count me corrected. I had assumed that the iPad's upcoming $30/month, AT&T 3G plan had the usual 5GB soft cap - the kind of thing where if you use more than 5GB in a month, you get a phone call from your carrier suggesting that you seek help for your Internet addiction.
Discussion: Obsessable, MobileCrunch, Boy Genius Report, I4U News, EverythingiCafe and GigaOM
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Apple iPad 3G AT&T data plan to be actually unlimited for $30 a month
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Gasp! AT&T's “Unlimited” data plan for the iPad 3G to actually be unlimited
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: AT&T: Unlimited iPad 3G data literally means unlimited
Robert Evans / I4U News: The iPad Data Plan Really Is Unlimited
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: AT&T's Unlimited iPad Plan Is Actually Unlimited
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Review: Netflix — iPad's First “Killer App?”
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Windows 7 SP1 leaks, available now — In March, the Windows team announced the upcoming release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2, but did not set a date of availability. — At the time, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc said, “For Windows 7, SP1 includes only minor updates …
Discussion: Engadget, The Register, The Next Web, TechFlash and GeekSmack
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Windows 7 SP1 beta leaks out, screenshots ensue
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: Microsoft's HPC Server 2008 R2 goes beta 2
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple iPad Components Cost At Least $259 — Much of the tablet's electronics powers its touchscreen and other user-interface aspects, according to a teardown analysis by iSuppli — Apple's (AAPL) iPad tablet computer costs as little as $259.60 to build, according to analysis by the research firm iSuppli.
Philip Lam / iPadInsider: iPad Parts costs $260 to $348
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: See What an iPad Costs Apple
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press: Research firm puts $499 iPad costs at $259.60
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: iPad components cost at least $259
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: iSuppli: iPad costs as little as $259.60 to manufacture
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: iPad Components Make Up $260 of $499 Cost
Bertrand / Erictric: Real Cost of The iPad Revealed
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: iPad BOM: $259 — Apple's iPad costs as little as $259.60 to build …
Robert Evans / I4U News: The iPad Costs At Least $259 To Make
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: iSuppli: iPad components cost about $260
Chris Davies / SlashGear: $259.60 to build 16GB iPad reckon analysts
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: The iPad Costs Something Like $260 to Build
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Apple's material costs on iPad run about $259.60
Gary Warner / CyberCrime & Doing Time:
70 Romanian Phishers & Fraudsters Arrested — On March 4th, FBI Director Robert Mueller was given a speech on Cybercrime to the RSA conference where he mentioned that: … Hotnews.ro followed this up with a 7 minute interview from March 9, 2010 with FBI Legal Attache Gary Dickson …
Discussion: Threat Level, eWeek, The Register, SC Magazine US, Help Net Security and Graham Cluley's blog
Kim Zetter / Threat Level: Romania Swoops In on 70 Cybertheft Suspects
Brian Prince / eWeek: Romanian Police, FBI Bust 70 in eBay Fraud Case
John Leyden / The Register: Police cuff 70 eBay fraud suspects
Angela Moscaritolo / SC Magazine US: Romanian police, FBI break up 70-strong eBay fraud ring
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog: Romanian police arrest 70 phishers and fraudsters
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
FCC: Comcast Decision Casts a Shadow On Broadband Plan — The FCC acknowledged on their official blog today that the court's decision on the Comcast deal could hamper their national broadband plan. General Counsel of the FCC, Austin Schlick says that the court's ruling that the FCC does …
Discussion: blog.broadband.gov, Tech Daily Dose and madisonian.net
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent Download Speeds Beat Vuze By 16% — For nearly half a decade uTorrent and Vuze have been two of the leading BitTorrent clients. If we leave out China, the two applications together hold three quarters of the market share which equals close to 100 million users a month.
Nicholas Carr / Rough Type:
The iPad Luddites — Is it possible for a Geek God to also be a Luddite? That was the question that popped into my head as I read Cory Doctorow's impassioned anti-iPad diatribe at Boing Boing. The device that Apple calls “magical” and “revolutionary” is, to Doctorow …
Discussion: CNET News
Matt Asay / CNET News: The post open-source world (already here?)
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Get your e-book on the iPad (and keep all the royalties) — Tunecore has been a boon for musicians like Trent Reznor, who pay the Brooklyn-based company a flat fee of $40 or so and then see their music available for sale on Amazon, iTunes, and eMusic. The copyrights all remain in the artists' hands …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Gowalla Adds Real-time Feeds and Activity Streams For Maximum Mashup Action — Location based social network Gowalla quietly released a big new feature today: real-time PubSubHubbub feeds for check-ins by people and at locations. Hello, mashups and 3rd party apps of the future!
Discussion: louisgray.com and HubSpot's Inbound …
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
IBM denies breaking open-source pledge — IBM has rebuffed accusations that it has gone back on a promise not to enforce a group of patents if the technology is used by open-source developers. — In a blog post on Tuesday, open-source software developer Florian Mueller criticised the company for reneging on its five-year-old pledge.
Discussion: LinuxInsider and Open Source
Katherine Noyes / LinuxInsider: IBM Locks Horns with Tiny French Firm Over FOSS
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Why the Turbo Hercules case matters
Blogger Bob / The TSA Blog:
Traveling with E-readers, Netbooks, and Other Small Gadgets (Including the iPad) — E-readers, Net Books and other small gadgets are becoming more and more popular for travelers to bring along in their carry-ons. (iPads, Kindles™, Neos, Nooks™, Sony® Readers™ etc.)
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, PC World, MobileContentToday, Macworld, I4U News, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors Page 2 and Yahoo! News
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: TSA: iPads, Netbooks, Small Devices Can Stay in Your Bag
Jared Newman / PC World: TSA OKs More Than Just Apple iPad
Frank McPherson / MobileContentToday: Keep Your iPad In Your Bag At Airport Security
Lex Friedman / Macworld: TSA says you can probably leave your iPad in your bag
Mark Raby / I4U News: TSA: Leave The iPad In Your Bag
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: US TSA: eReaders including the iPad don't need to be removed …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors Page 2: U.S. Air Travelers May Not Have to Remove iPads From Bags for Security Screening
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: TSA to passengers: No need to take iPad out of bag
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Skyfire: BlackBerry development just not as good as Android — Popular third party mobile Web browser Skyfire posted an announcement last week that it would be opening up alpha testing for its forthcoming Webkit-based Android browser. Within one hour of making the announcement …
Discussion: Skyfire, Boy Genius Report, Phone Arena, MobileCrunch, CrackBerry.com blogs, PhoneNews.com and Android Central
Jeff Glueck / Skyfire: Android, Blackberry, and Beyond
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Skyfire puts its BlackBerry plans on ice
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Skyfire Abruptly Ends BlackBerry Browser Development, Cites Poor …
Heather Horn / The Atlantic Wire:
Is It Aggregation or Stealing? — Snazzy, easy-to-use, one-stop hub Newser is one of many aggregation sites out there (The Atlantic Wire should know—we're one, too). Aggregation has its upsides and downsides: there are those who claim shortening and collecting is a useful service …
Discussion: paidContent, MediaMemo, Silicon Alley Insider, CJR and Mediaite
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Waxman's Wrap Tells Wolff's Newser To Give Credit—Or Cease & Desist
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Waxman to Wolff: Unhand My Content!
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider: The Wrap Sends Cease & Desist Letter To Newser
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Verizon set to launch an Incredible device “really soon” - April 29th — Update: I have spoken with several trusted sources and they each confirmed the April 29th launch date for the HTC Incredible. — We all know that Verizon plans to launch the HTC Incredible soon, but the carrier has been very quiet on the details of the device.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, MobileCrunch, Engadget Mobile, Android Phone Fans, Android Central and Electronista
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: HTC Incredible coming April 29th? Looks like it
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Verizon's HTC Incredible coming April 25? (update: 29th in Best Buys?)
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Verizon teases new devices, but whatever will they be?
Gartner Says More Than 50 Percent of PCs Purchased for Users Under the Age of 15 Will Have Touchscreens by 2015 — However, Fewer Than 10 Percent of PCs Sold to Enterprises in 2015 Will Have Touchscreens — The immediate productivity gains promised by the flood …
Discussion: eWeek, eHomeUpgrade, Lockergnome Blog Network, GottaBeMobile, ReadWriteWeb, Electronista, Between the Lines, Maximum PC, CNET News, Mashable! and BaltTech
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Too Early for Apple iPads in the Enterprise, Gartner Says
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Gartner Predicts 50% of PCs Purchased for Young People Will Be Touch-Enabled by 2015
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: 50% Of Teens Will Purchase Touch Screen PC's By 2015 Says Report
Amy Zunk / GottaBeMobile: Keyboards going the way of the dodo?
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Study: Your kids will use touch screens in 2015
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Gartner: Most Kids Will Use PCs With Touchscreens by 2015
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Touch screens: The death of touch typing?
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple iPad, iPhone OS 4 appears set to gain direct printing support — Apple has hinted at the prospect for direct printing from the iPad in its support documents for iWork apps, suggesting the feature may appear as part of iPhone OS 4.0. — Support pages for iPad's Pages, Keynote …
Discussion: Macworld, 9 to 5 Mac, eWeek, Personal Technology, Geek.com, App Advice, EverythingiCafe, Gearlog, TUAW, Electricpig.co.uk, I4U News, Computerworld, O'Grady's PowerPage, Gizmodo and Tech Trader Daily
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Analysis: What Apple has in store for iPhone event
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: 10 Expectations for iPhone OS 4
Don Reisinger / eWeek: 10 iPhone OS 4.0 Features That Apple May Announce
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology: The Answers to Your Questions About the iPad
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: Printing support reportedly coming to iPhone OS 4.0
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iPhone OS 4 Rumors Roundup: What To Expect?
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: iPhone OS 4 To Add Printing Support?
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Live Blog: Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Announcement, 4/8/10
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: iPhone OS 4 set to bring printing to iPad, iPhone?
Robert Evans / I4U News: iPhone OS 4.0 To Get Direct Printing?
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: iPhone OS 4 liveblog here Thursday at 1pm ET
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple may include printing support in iPhone OS 4.0, other update
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: iPhone OS 4.0 Might Bring Printing Support?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: Next Up, Multi-Tasking?