Mike Beltzner / beltzner:
Firefox 4: fast, powerful, and empowering — Today, I presented an early product plan for Firefox 4 to the Mozilla community (live, over the web!) to share our vision for the next version of Firefox, and what projects are underway to realize it. Then I invited everyone to get involved …
Discussion: ZDNet, Tech Eye, Download Squad, Engadget, DailyTech, CNET News, blogs.chron.com, Softpedia News, Lockergnome Blog Network, Gizmodo, Erictric, gHacks technology news, Webmonkey, Mashable!, Pocket-lint and Neowin.net, Thanks:atul
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Firefox 4: Can it become ‘super-duper’ fast?
Andrea Vassou / Tech Eye: Mozilla announces Firefox 4
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Firefox 3.7 will become 4.0 …
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Mozilla shares tentative vision for Firefox 4
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Firefox 4 release plan: the need for speed
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Who Else Wants A Faster More Powerful Firefox Browser? How About Super-Duper?
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: How Firefox 4 Will Be “Super-Duper Fast” and Powerful
Bertrand / Erictric: Mozilla Reveals Firefox 4 Roadmap
Michael Calore / Webmonkey: Mozilla Publishes Plans for Firefox 4, Beta Due in June
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Firefox 4 Plans: Faster, Friendlier, More Secure
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Firefox 4 beta due in June
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Firefox 4 roadmap unveiled; beta expected in June
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Mozilla's Plans for Firefox 4: Faster, Sleeker Interface & Better Privacy Controls — Mozilla plans to release Firefox 4 by the end of this year. Mike Beltzner, Mozilla's Director of Firefox, detailed the organizations' plans for the next generation of the popular browser in a presentation on Air Mozilla earlier today.
Discussion: Softpedia News, The Register and beltzner
Noah Robischon / Fast Company:
Square Brings Credit Card Swiping to the Mobile Masses, Starting Today — Now that Square is publicly available for iPhone and Android OS, with millions of card readers being shipped free-of-charge, Jack Dorsey tells Fast Company how his business model will disrupt the way you pay.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Engadget
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Square's iPhone App Hits The App Store — A month after the iPad app launched, Square's iPhone app is now generally available to users in the App Store. You can download the free app here. — Founded by Jack Dorsey, Square was unveiled last December as an innovative way to let people quickly …
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac and Phones Review
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Square iPhone App Now Available
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter to Launch Twitter Business Center [SCREENSHOTS] — We have confirmed with Twitter that beta testing of its new business features, dubbed the “Twitter Business Center,” has begun. — According to the company, “only a handful of accounts have these features presently,” but it will expand on a gradual business to more accounts.
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Twitter Begins Testing Upcoming Business Tools
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: Twitter readies new business features after months of lead up
Darnell Clayton / BloggingPro: 3 Reasons Why Bloggers Need A Premium Twitter Account
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald: Twitter Rolling Out Premium Accounts For Businesses?
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Twitter Business Center : What Is It And How It Works
Kevin Murphy / THINQ.co.uk: Twitter targets businesses
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Twitter gets serious, adds Twitter Business Center.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Confirmed: Apple and AT&T signed five-year iPhone exclusivity deal — but is it still valid? — The term of Apple and AT&T's iPhone exclusivity deal has long been a mystery — although USA Today reported a five-year arrangement when the original iPhone came out in 2007 …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Digital Daily, Mashable!, O'Grady's PowerPage, Apple Gazette, ZDNet, PhoneReport v2.0, Phones Review, Silicon Alley Insider, Network World, Boy Genius Report, Softpedia News, Neowin.net, www.pocketgamer.biz, ChannelWeb, MobileContentToday, Erictric, VatorNews, Edible Apple, GottaBeMobile, TUAW, Internet2Go, Lockergnome Blog Network, AfterDawn.com, Appletell, App Advice, Electronista, EverythingiCafe, Techland, 9 to 5 Mac, MacStories, VentureBeat, The Next Web, Android and Me, Macsimum News, mocoNews, TechCrunch, MacRumors, Phone Scoop, Gizmodo, MobileBurn.com and Technologizer
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: QOTD — The duration of the exclusive Apple-[AT&T] agreement was not ‘secret’ either.
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: AT&T Has iPhone Exclusivity Until 2012 [REPORT]
Kevin Whipps / Apple Gazette: Apple & Verizon? Don't Bet On It ... Yet
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / Silicon Alley Insider: 10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, VZ, MSFT)
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Apple confirms it signed a 5-year iPhone exclusivity deal with AT&T
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Does AT&T have an exclusive iPhone contract till 2012?
Keith Andrew / www.pocketgamer.biz: AT&T to hold iPhone exclusivity in US until 2012
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Verizon Getting iPhone! AT&T Has iPhone Locked Up to 2012! Which is True?
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: iPhone users stuck with AT&T till 2012?
Michael Rose / TUAW: AT&T's original deal on iPhone was for five years
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Buyer's Remorse: Apple-AT&T Is Five Year Deal
Bradleybradwell / Lockergnome Blog Network: Confirmation That AT&T And Apple Signed 5-Year Exclusivity Deal
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Confirmed: Original AT&T iPhone Exclusivity Deal To Last Until 2012
Doug Aamoth / Techland: AT&T May Have iPhone Exclusivity Until 2012
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple-AT&T deal was a 5-year exclusive agreement...in 2007
Cody Fink / MacStories: Apple Tethered to AT&T for Five Years
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Android passes iPhone sales in U.S. smartphone market
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple & AT&T exclusivity deal ‘confirmed’ to end in 2012
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: AT&T's iPhone Exclusive Ends In 2012—Or Maybe Not
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The Long, Complicated Tale Of AT&T's Exclusive (And Elusive) iPhone Agreement
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Initial iPhone Exclusivity Agreement Between Apple and AT&T was for Five Years
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: AT&T-iPhone: Five Year Exclusive Confirmed
Jakob Nielsen / Alertbox:
iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing — Summary: iPad apps are inconsistent and have low feature discoverability, with frequent user errors due to accidental gestures. An overly strong print metaphor and weird interaction styles cause further usability problems.
Discussion: ZDNet, GottaBeMobile, ClickZ, the Econsultancy blog, Zero Percent Idle, Stuart Henshall and TeleRead, Thanks:atul
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet: iPad apps bring back mid-1990s “mystery meat” user interface problems
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: Report: Early iPad Apps Have Usability Problems
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: User testing reveals iPad usability flaws
Tim Windsor / Zero Percent Idle: Is it easy for a new user to get lost on iPad?
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Jakob Nielsen on iPad usability
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Sprint Won't Sell the Nexus One — First, Verizon changed their mind about the Google Phone after releasing the similar HTC Incredible. Now Sprint, weeks before the release of the Evo 4G, has done the same. And with that, the CDMA Nexus One is all but dead.
Discussion: VatorNews, PC World, jkOnTheRun, Phone Scoop, Engadget, Silicon Alley Insider, The Register, Maximum PC, Electronista, Gadgetell, ZDNet, Boy Genius Report, Mashable!, paidContent, Technologizer, Gearlog, VentureBeat, Fortune, Erictric, SlashGear, AndroidGuys, MobileCrunch, Android Central, Android Phone Fans, DSLreports, Digital Daily, Neowin.net, Crave, Android and Me and The Huffington Post
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: Google must walk softly and carry no device
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Why Sprint And Verizon Nixed the Nexus One
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Sprint Cans Nexus One; Getting the iPhone?
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Sprint Bails on the Google Nexus One
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Sprint cans Nexus One in favor of EVO 4G
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Sprint Won't be Selling the Nexus One After All
Hunter Clarke / Gadgetell: Sprint ditches the Nexus One
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Sprint confirms it won't carry the Nexus One
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Sprint Drops Plan to Offer Google's Nexus One
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Sprint Follows Verizon's Lead And Says It Won't Offer The Nexus One
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Sprint Nixes the Nexus One. Shocked?
Sean Ludwig / Gearlog: Sprint Reverses Course, Won't Sell Nexus One
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Sprint opts out on the Nexus One, focusing on the Evo 4G
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Sprint dumps Nexus One for 4G EVO
Bertrand / Erictric: Sprint Chooses HTC EVO 4G Over Nexus One
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Sprint nixes the Nexus One
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Sprint gives up on the Nexus One, too
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Sprint Not Going to Sell Google's Nexus One, Either
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Nexus none... Sprint drops Google's “superphone”
Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog: Sprint hangs up on Google's Nexus One
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Top 3 carriers reject Google's phone store, no Sprint N1
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: No Google Nexus One for Sprint. So What?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Yelp Security Hole Puts Facebook User Data At Risk, Underscores Problems With ‘Instant Personalization’ — As if Facebook's Instant Personalization needed another knock against it, tonight comes news of a security issue that makes the feature even more unnerving.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Users' Names, Email, Location, And Photos Exposed On Yelp
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
April Search Numbers Out! Yahoo Gains Share Because Of New Slideshow Tool (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT) — April's comScore search numbers were released tonight. — At first glance, Yahoo appears to be the big winner at Google's expense. But that's mostly because of a new “slideshow” …
Discussion: eWeek, Search Engine Land, TechCrunch, BoomTown and Tech Trader Daily
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Yahoo, Bing Nibbled at Google's Search Share With Slideshow Feature
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Financial Analysts Release April comScore Search Data
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: How Yahoo Boosted Its Search Market Share With Pictures
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Ch-ch-changes (and Traffic-Baiting Slideshows) …
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
How to Save the News — Plummeting newspaper circulation, disappearing classified ads, “unbundling” of content—the list of what's killing journalism is long. But high on that list, many would say, is Google, the biggest unbundler of them all. Now, having helped break the news business …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Lockergnome Blog Network
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
It's hip to be square (and Android 2.1-powered): Meet the Motorola Flipout — Square phones, man. Call me old fashioned, but I just don't get it. Nokia did it with the Twist, LG did it with the LG Lotus and Lotus Elite, and now Motorola appears to be giving it a go — but unlike the rest of the lot …
Robert Evans / I4U News: Motorola Flipout: Launching In June
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Motorola Flipout — Motorola's Flipout is a forthcoming Android …
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Motorola Flipout Technical Specifications And Launch Date Revealed
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Motorola's mysterious Android smartphone gets a name, specs
Casey Chan / Android Central: The Motorola Flipout is one square phone
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Motorola flips out with new square design for AT&T
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
The Real Story Behind Twitter's Ridiculous Follow Bug — For a while today, a Twitter bug let anyone force anyone to follow their accounts. It was a hilariously simple trick, and equally bizarre. Even better? This bug was discovered by accident, by a Turkish Twitter user. Here's what happened.
Discussion: PC World, BBC, SFWeekly Tech, Telegraph, THINQ.co.uk, Silicon Alley Insider, CNNMoney.com, GigaOM, Adrants, Kotaku, Mass High Tech, BetaNews, The Social, Yahoo! News and SheGeeks.net, Thanks:jwherrman
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Twitter Zaps Bug By Wiping Out Followers
Peter Jamison / SFWeekly Tech: Will Twitter ‘Follow’ Bug Raise Credibility Questions?
Andrew Hough / Telegraph: Twitter software bug ‘caused by Turkish hacker’
James Nixon / THINQ.co.uk: Followers lost as Twitter fixes spam bug
Chavon Sutton / CNNMoney.com: Why all your Twitter followers disappeared
Stephen Totilo / Kotaku: The Zero-Followers Twitter Scare Is Over
Rodney H. Brown / Mass High Tech: Following Twitter's “follow bug”
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Twitter resets follow lists to zero because of ‘auto-follow’ bug
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Twitter confirms awkward ‘auto-follow’ bug
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Twitter squashes ‘auto-follow’ bug; follower counts to be restored (update: done!)
Corvida Raven / SheGeeks.net: Did Twitter Just Reset Your Business?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bezos And Mohr Davidow Back Stealthy Paperless Billing Startup Doxo — Paperless billing is the digital future that never quite fully arrives. Even among people who otherwise embrace the digital lifestyle, and pay their bills electronically, many find it difficult to give up on the paper statement.
Heather Clancy / ZDNet: Amazon's book billionaire Bezos bets big on paperless transactions
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Lenovo launches series of newfangled desktops, laptops and netbooks — Computer maker Lenovo is launching today a number of new desktop and laptop computers based on the newest Intel and Advanced Micro Devices microprocessors. The designs have a lot of variety to them and would be unrecognizable from just a few years ago.
Discussion: Tech Eye, ZDNet, eWeek, Electronista, Pocket-lint, T3.com News, Engadget, CrunchGear, SlashGear, HotHardware, Gizmodo, Digital Trends and Crave
Dean Wilson / Tech Eye: Lenovo announces 12 new IdeaPad laptops
Andrew Nusca / ZDNet: Lenovo unveils IdeaPad Z, U series notebooks; start $649, $699
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Lenovo Revamps IdeaPad, IdeaCentre with Latest AMD, Intel Offerings
Dave Freeman / CrunchGear: Lenovo refreshes laptop line for 2010
Ray Willington / HotHardware: Lenovo Updates Consumer PC Lineup: Notebooks And Desktops See Upgrades
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series Walks the Performance-Pricing Tightrope
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Lenovo Rolls Out New Consumer PCs
Matt Legend Gemmell:
iPad Multi-Touch — A friend of mine recently asked how many simultaneous touch events the iPad supported; I wasn't sure, so I promised to write some code to conduct an experiment and find the answer. I got around to doing so, and the answer is: eleven. — I'm sure you can imagine …
Discussion: EverythingiCafe, 9 to 5 Mac, ZDNet and Daring Fireball
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Just How Multitouch Is Multitouch? — Matt Gemmell …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: VIDEO: Just how much touch can your iPad take?
David Morgenstern / ZDNet: How many touches can an iPad touch?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Putting the ‘Multi’ in Multitouch
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
The DealMap: ‘CityGrid for Local Deals’ — The friendly folks behind unassuming local-semantic search site Center'd have just launched what is probably the definitive local deal site on the Internet, The Dealmap. I wrote about it in a preliminary way in March after a brief discussion with Center'd CEO Jennifer Dulski.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Bits and Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: The Dealmap helps you find the best local deals
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Find the Cheapest Beer or Barber Near You
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
4Mbps broadband for all to cost $23 billion, won't use fiber — The FCC has set a 4Mbps download target for universal US broadband—but how to get those (modest) speeds to underserved areas? According to a new report (PDF) from the Commission, we can forget about fiber—it costs too much.
Discussion: Digital Society
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Was Apple right? Adobe Flash crashes twice during mobile demo — Nothing sucks more than being on stage in front of a bunch of techies and having your demo crash on you twice. Actually, the only way that sucks more is if you're Adobe and it's Flash that's crashing on a mobile device …
Discussion: AndroidGuys, Ryan Stewart, EuroDroid, Electronista, Telegraph, DVICE, Phones Review, JeffCroft.com, TechCrunch and internetnews.com
Benjamin Rubenstein / AndroidGuys: Is This Android 2.2? Sure Seems Like It
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Scribd Ditches Flash for HTML5
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Heroku Raises $10M for Its Ruby Platform — Heroku, a platform provider built on top of Amazon's EC2 compute infrastructure, has raised $10 million in its second round of funding, bringing its total investment to $15 million. In the last six months, the Heroku platform …
Discussion: The Register, Heroku, TechFlash, VentureBeat and TechCrunchIT
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Ex-Microsoft power pair puff Ruby cloud
John Cook / TechFlash: Ignition Partners backs Heroku
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Heroku raises $10M for Rails apps in the cloud
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Web 3.0, The Movie [Video] — So much stuff. That's the general theme of a new short film, Web 3.0, by Kate Ray, a Journalism/Psychology major at NYU. — The 15-minute film (embedded below) is a pretty good general overview of the semantic web. That is, turning all of the data on the web …
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: The Semantic Web: What It Is and Why It Matters [VIDEO]
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows Phone 7: Near-Final Screenshots — This week, a ROM image of a near-final (RC1 escrow) version of Windows Phone 7 leaked online, providing us with a near-final look at Microsoft's next smart phone operating system. (It's an unlocked version of the April CTP, for those who are curious.)
Discussion: Neowin.net, Windows Phone Thoughts.com and MobileContentToday
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Windows Phone 7: RC1 screenshots
Nurhisham Hussein / Windows Phone Thoughts.com: Windows Phone 7 Screenshots
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Fragmenting Linux is not the way to beat Apple — commentary — In an attempt to copycat Apple's hardware-plus-software vertical approach to the mobile market, the Linux industry is fragmenting fast and risks undermining its best chance for beating the iPhone.
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network and ZDNet
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Android's army passes iPhone OS, says NPD