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: Engadget, Silicon Alley Insider, The Next Web, Android Phone Fans, Gizmodo and AppScout
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: ‘Square’ peg that fits into a round (credit card) hole
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Square Gives An Easy Method Of Accepting Credit Card Payments On The Go
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Now, Anybody Can Accept Credit Card Payments With Square
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Square Launches Mobile Payments for iPad, iPhone, Android
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: ReadWriteWeb, ZDNet, VentureBeat, GigaOM, MacRumors, Fast Company, Boy Genius Report, Switched, Softpedia News, Phones Review, dailywireless.org, Mashable!, App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, Silicon Alley Insider and MacNN
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Even The Babysitter Takes Credit Cards With Square
Om Malik / GigaOM: Amidst Rising Competition, Square Launches
Noah Robischontoday / Fast Company: Getting Square: A Guide to the New Mobile Credit Card Payment System …
Caleb Johnson / Switched: Square Debuts Mobile Payment System on iPad, iPhone and Android
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Square: Credit Card Reader for iPhone & Android
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Credit Card Scanner Square Comes to iPhone
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Square iPhone App Now Available
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / Silicon Alley Insider: 10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, VZ, MSFT)
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Android market share over iPhone not as impressive as it looks — When news broke on Monday that Android had taken over the second spot from Apple's iPhone OS, I thought the Internet was going to blow itself to pieces. But there is more to the numbers than a simple boost in Android sales and Apple agrees.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, VatorNews, Technologizer, SlashGear, EuroDroid, Gadgetell, ChannelWeb, Fonehome.co.uk, The Register, Know Your Cell, Phones Review and eWeek
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple's Lame Response To Falling Behind Android In U.S.: Whatever …
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: Google must walk softly and carry no device
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple: “The iPhone Still Sells Better Internationally”
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Android number two smartphone OS sold in Q1 2010
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Android Nabs No. 2 Spot from Apple iPhone, NPD Says
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple responds to Android sales numbers
Apple responds to Android sales numbers
Garett Rogers / ZDNet: Google selling more phones than Apple, but why?
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Android demolishing iPhone in sales
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: Computerworld, BetaNews, ZDNet, PC World, DailyTech, eWeek, Tech Eye, Engadget, TG Daily, CNET News, Download Squad, Boy Genius Report, THINQ.co.uk, Ajaxian, The Tech Report, Softpedia News, gHacks technology news, blogs.chron.com, Erictric, Gizmodo, Mashable!, Pocket-lint, Lockergnome Blog Network, The Tech Herald …, Webmonkey and Neowin.net, Thanks:atul
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Mozilla sets Firefox 4 release for November
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Mozilla turns up the fire, Firefox 4 betas to begin in June
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Firefox 4: Can it become ‘super-duper’ fast?
Ian Paul / PC World: Mozilla Discusses Firefox 4 Plans
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Mozilla Reveals Firefox 4 Plans
Andrea Vassou / Tech Eye: Mozilla announces Firefox 4
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Mozilla shares tentative vision for Firefox 4
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Mozilla details Firefox 4 specs
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Firefox 4 release plan: The need for speed
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Firefox 3.7 will become 4.0 …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Firefox 4: fast, powerful, empowering
James Nixon / THINQ.co.uk: Mozilla outlines Firefox 4 vision
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian: Firefox 4: HTML5 and Native JSON Store
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Firefox 4 could be out in November
Bertrand / Erictric: Mozilla Reveals Firefox 4 Roadmap
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: How Firefox 4 Will Be “Super-Duper Fast” and Powerful
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Firefox 4 Plans: Faster, Friendlier, More Secure
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Firefox 4 beta due in June
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Who Else Wants A Faster More Powerful Firefox Browser? How About Super-Duper?
Michael Calore / Webmonkey: Mozilla Publishes Plans for 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's Plans for Firefox 4: Faster, Sleeker Interface & Better Privacy Controls
Discussion: Softpedia News, The Register and beltzner
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Landor Associates working on upcoming iPhone campaign for Verizon — The rumor mill is churning about a company called Landor Associates “working on an advertising campaign” for Verizon for the upcoming iPhone (you know, the one that the police knocked down Jason Chen's door down to get generally more information about?).
Discussion: Computerworld, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, GMSV, Erictric, Electronista, Engadget, MacStories, EverythingiCafe, SlashPhone and Edible Apple
John Murrell / GMSV: Will the iPhone serve out its full five-year sentence with AT&T?
Cody Fink / MacStories: Verizon Making an iPhone Mobile Campaign?
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Verizon Working on iPhone Ad Campaign?
Matthew Glotzbach / Google Enterprise Blog:
Upgrade here — This week Microsoft will take its Office 2010 suite out of beta. If you're considering upgrading Office with Office, we'd encourage you to consider an alternative: upgrading Office with Google Docs. If you choose this path, upgrade means what it's supposed to mean …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google compares Office upgrade to Docs
Justin Jed / Bing:
Updated Bing App For Windows Phone — We're happy to announce two new features to the Bing app for Windows phones. The first is a redesign to the home page. We changed the navigation to give people faster access to common searches, such as Movies and Traffic.
Discussion: mocoNews, BetaNews, LiveSide.net and ZDNet
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Microsoft Now Offering Free Navigation On Phones, Too
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Like Google and Nokia, Microsoft starts to offer free navigation for its phones
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Bing Maps for Mobile updated: Turn by turn navigation
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft delivers new Bing updates for Windows Mobile 6.x phones
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Adds Voice-Guided Turn-by-Turn Navigation To Windows Mobile App
Bing Adds Voice-Guided Turn-by-Turn Navigation To Windows Mobile App
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, BetaNews, PC World, IntoMobile, Reportr.net, EverythingiCafe, GottaBeMobile, the Econsultancy blog, Zero Percent Idle, ClickZ, Lost Remote, DVICE, Stuart Henshall and TeleRead, Thanks:atul
David Morgenstern / ZDNet: Yes, the iPad is the ‘wild west’ of mobile UI
Jared Newman / PC World: Study: iPad Not Always Easy to Use
Alfred Hermida / Reportr.net: Jakob Nielsen finds print model dents usability of iPad apps
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Usability, UI, and the iPad
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?
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: Report: Early iPad Apps Have Usability Problems
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: First iPad user test from Jakob Nielsen
Kevin Hall / DVICE: iPad user interface slammed in 93-page report
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Jakob Nielsen on iPad usability
Arn / MacRumors:
iPad Wi-Fi Issues to be Addressed in Software Update — Apple recently updated a support document detailing current solutions to Wi-Fi connectivity issues surrounding the iPad. There have been several distinct Wi-Fi issues reported on various discussion forums.
Discussion: App Advice, Fortune, ReadWriteWeb, Macworld, CNET News, BlogsDNA, SlashGear, Erictric, O'Grady's PowerPage, Engadget, TiPb, Edible Apple, AppleInsider, Softpedia News, World of Apple, Electricpig.co.uk, TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, Macsimum News, T3.com News, MacNN, Gizmodo, EverythingiCafe and Know Your Cell
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple: iPad Wi-Fi Issues Fix Is In The Works
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple preparing an iPad Wi-Fi fix
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Apple Acknowledges, Prepares to Patch iPad Wi-Fi Bug
Marco Tabini / Macworld: Apple hints at upcoming fix for iPad connectivity issues
Nicholas Tarnowsky / BlogsDNA: Apple Prepares to Release Patch for iPad Wifi Bug
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPad WiFi fix promised in future firmware
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple promises to fix iPad WiFi issues in future software update
Jeremy Sikora / TiPb: Apple addressing iPad Wi-Fi issues in software update
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: Apple Concedes iPad Software Update Incoming
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: iPad WiFi problems: Apple confirms update
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Apple to fix iPad Wi-Fi issues
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple preps software patch for iPad WiFi SNAFU's
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple working on firmware update for iPad Wi-Fi issues
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Apple Promises Software Fix For iPad Wi-Fi Issues
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Apple Promises Software Fix For iPad Wi-Fi Issues
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: Softpedia News, Erictric, Daring Fireball, Neowin.net, AppScout, Phones Review, The Next Web, MobileContentToday and Windows Phone Thoughts.com
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: ‘Near-Final’ Screenshots of Windows Phone 7
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Windows Phone 7: RC1 screenshots
Jamie Lendino / AppScout: Leaked Windows Phone 7 Screenshots Hit the Web
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Windows 7 Phone Almost Ready, Screenshots
Nurhisham Hussein / Windows Phone Thoughts.com: Windows Phone 7 Screenshots
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: Inside Facebook, Help Net Security, 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: Digits, Tech Trader Daily, eWeek, TechCrunch, Neowin.net, Search Engine Land, Softpedia News, GMSV, BoomTown and AppScout
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Yahoo's Share of Search Boosted by Slideshows
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: How Yahoo Boosted Its Search Market Share With Pictures
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Financial Analysts Release April comScore Search Data
John Murrell / GMSV: Yahoo's slideshows help blur search market picture
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Ch-ch-changes (And Traffic-Baiting Slideshows) …
Brian Heater / AppScout: Yahoo Market Share Increases, but Are the Numbers Skewed?
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.
Brian Heater / AppScout: Twitter Readying Business Center Launch
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: Business users can now verify their Twitter accounts and accept tweets from everyone
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: Twitter readies new business features after months of lead up
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Twitter Begins Testing Upcoming Business Tools
Darnell Clayton / BloggingPro: 3 Reasons Why Bloggers Need A Premium Twitter Account
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Twitter Business Center : What Is It And How It Works
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald: Twitter Rolling Out Premium Accounts For Businesses?
Kevin Murphy / THINQ.co.uk: Twitter targets businesses
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Twitter gets serious, adds Twitter Business Center.
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs ‘Fully Operational’ One Year After Transplant — Apple Inc.'s Steve Jobs, a year after getting a liver transplant that saved his life, is back at work full tilt, overseeing product development, leading a campaign against Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash and endorsing a California law that promotes organ donations.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, AppleInsider and 9 to 5 Mac
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Apple was ‘calm,’ ‘boring’ without Jobs
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: BusinessWeek asks, ‘is Steve Jobs healthy’? (He is...)
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms Natal launch in October (video) — We've heard it before, now Microsoft's Syed Bilal Tariq is repeating the October launch date for Natal. Speaking to GamerTagRadio, Microsoft's marketing manager for Saudi Arabia says that the Natal launch, … So there you have it.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Gizmodo, Mashable!, TechRadar.com, CrunchGear, Tech Eye, BlogsDNA, SlashGear, MobileWhack.com, TechCrunch, Pocket-lint and Fudzilla
Christopher Null / Yahoo! News: Xbox's Project Natal reportedly due in October
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Microsoft: Project Natal Coming “Somewhere In October”
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Microsoft's Project Natal to Launch in October
Adam Hartley / TechRadar.com: Microsoft confirms Project Natal release date
Dean Wilson / Tech Eye: Project Natal coming this October
Anurag Upadhaya / BlogsDNA: Microsoft To Unveil Project Natal This October
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Project Natal launch in October confirms Microsoft exec
Mark Rollins / MobileWhack.com: Project Natal getting an October release date
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Microsoft Plans Worldwide Launch Of Project Natal In October
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Project Natal set for October launch
Nedim Hadzic / Fudzilla: Microsoft confirms Natal launch date
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: MediaMemo and Lockergnome Blog Network
Stuart J. Johnston / Datamation:
SharePoint Could Drive Enterprises' Office 2010 Plans — Microsoft will launch Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 on Wednesday in what the company says is a major part of the biggest wave of enterprise products that it has released so far. — However, key to volume purchasers making …
Discussion: CNET News, internetnews.com and ZDNet
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: SharePoint Could Shape Firms' Office 2010 Plans
We've just made the “Places” screen smarter! — We've made some changes in the way we list venues in the “Places” screen of our mobile apps and API. The problem with smart phones is that they're good - but not great - at knowing exactly where you are. Also, there might be a lot …
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Next Web and Mashable!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: As Facebook Prepares To Launch “Places,” …
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Foursquare Makes Checking In More Precise
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Foursquare Tries to Show You More Relevant “Places”
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Android 2.2 desktop spied on Nexus One — Adobe evangelist Ryan Stewart has taunted us before and he is back again with a new YouTube video. In his latest upload, Ryan is showing off the latest version of Flash 10.1 on his Nexus One. Adobe gave all their employees Android phones …
Discussion: IntoMobile, PhoneReport v2.0, Android Central, Android Phone Fans, MobileCrunch, BlogsDNA and Fonehome.co.uk
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Video: Flash 10.1 demoed on a Google Nexus One running Android 2.2 aka FroYo
Casey Chan / Android Central: New Flash for Android video runs great, possibly shows Android 2.2 homescreen
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Android 2.2 (Froyo) Caught On Camera, Flash On The Nexus One [Video]
Nicholas Tarnowsky / BlogsDNA: Android 2.2 Spotted With Flash 10.1 on a Nexus One!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Swipely Nabs $7.5 Million in Series A Funding for Social Spending (And to Attack Blippy!) — Oh, joy: More venture bucks for more socializing of credit card information. — Today, it is Swipely's turn to grab the spotlight in the ever-crowded space to, as the start-up's press release so aptly says …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Venture Capital Dispatch, alarm:clock, Bits, Mashable!, VatorNews, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Mass High Tech, GigaOM and Payments News
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Swipely CEO Tries To Convince Us He's Not Completely Nuts
Tomio Geron / Venture Capital Dispatch: Will People Really Flock To Post Their Credit Card Purchases Online?
Brad Stone / Bits: Swipely Enters the Social Shopping Field
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Blippy Competitor Swipely Raises $7.5M in Funding
Chris Caceres / VatorNews: Swipely emerges and raises $7.5 million
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Swipely lands big-name investors for a more private approach to social shopping
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: You Could See Swipely's $7.5 Million Round On Blippy, But You Won't On Swipely
Galen Moore / Mass High Tech: Swipely secures $7.5M in first funding