Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Calls All Hands Meeting On Privacy — Facing increasing pressure from the media and users, Facebook has called an all hands meeting tomorrow afternoon, at 4 PM Pacific, to discuss the company's overall privacy strategy according to sources inside the company.
Discussion: PC World, Daily Mail, CNET News, The Register, ZDNet, Telegraph, TechCrunch, dot.Maggie, New York Times, Black Web 2.0, Techi.com, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Erictric, MediaPost, /Message, FM Blog, Internet Evolution, SEO and Tech Daily, GigaOM, Gizmodo, The Open Road and Silicon Alley Insider
Ian Paul / PC World: Facebook Plans a Privacy Summit
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Facebook's follies: A brief history
John Leyden / The Register: Facebook convenes privacy ‘crisis’ meeting
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Facebook to tackle privacy concerns at emergency meeting
Maggie Shiels / dot.Maggie: Crisis meeting for Facebook
Nick Bilton / New York Times: Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Facebook Adopts “Bunker Mentality” Over Privacy Concerns
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: Facebook Exec Digs Deeper PR Hole
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Facebook Privacy Mess
John Battelle / FM Blog: Thursday Signal: Still About Facebook
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Facebook Exec Finds His Empathy
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Facebook Meeting Could Be Just In Time — In recent weeks …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Facebook Needs to Find Its Voice on Privacy
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Calls Company-Wide Meeting On Privacy Crisis
New York Times:
A Bewildering Tangle of Options — To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options. Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet.
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Equity Kicker, Kotaku, Fast Company and Daring Fireball
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: OneSocialWeb: We're Ahead Of Diaspora In The Creation Of An ‘Open Facebook’
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Kotaku Off Topic: Burger Beast
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Infographic: Facebook's Labyrinthine Privacy Settings
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Facebook's Bewildering Tangle of Privacy Options
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Facebook faces fresh privacy criticism
Facebook faces fresh privacy criticism
Discussion: Help Net Security, paidContent and Silicon Alley Insider
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Adobe targets Apple in ad campaign launched today, publishes open letter from founders — If you're reading Engadget today (and let's be honest, you're reading it right now), then you might have noticed that Adobe has launched a pretty full-force campaign to call out Apple on its anti-Flash mission.
Discussion: ZDNet, 9 to 5 Mac, BBC, Electronista, MacStories, The Next Web and TiPb
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Adobe says Apple could undermine the next chapter of the Web
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Adobe attacks: Apple threatens to “undermine” the Web, co-founders declare
Jonathan Fildes / BBC: Adobe's row with Apple escalates
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Adobe Founders Respond to Apple
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Adobe Takes Aim At Apple With New Ad Campaign
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Adobe hearts Apple, hits them in userbase with open letter …
Our thoughts on open markets — The genius of the Internet is its almost infinite openness to innovation. New hardware. New software. New applications. New ideas. They all get their chance. As the founders of Adobe, we believe open markets are in the best interest of developers, content owners, and consumers.
Discussion: Computerworld, AppleInsider, Telegraph, Beet.TV, DailyTech and Gizmodo
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Adobe founders criticise Apple
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Adobe Readies Flash Player Debut for Android Devices
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Adobe Publishes Pair of Open Letters on Flash, Apple
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Adobe Hits Apple With Hugs
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Google To Add Tethering, Wifi Hotspot To Android 2.2 Froyo — Google added a plastic desert sculpture of a frozen yogurt outside of their Android building today (here's Eclair, the last version), indicating the imminent arrival of the next version of the Android operating system, Android 2.2, AKA Froyo.
Discussion: Fortune, Silicon Alley Insider, PC World, IntoMobile, Gizmodo, Erictric, GottaBeMobile, AndroidGuys, Gadget Lab, DailyTech, Android Phone Fans, Liliputing, Android Central, SlashGear, MobileCrunch, Fonehome.co.uk, Lifehacker, Fone Arena, Android Community, Electricpig.co.uk, Engadget and Phones Review
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Android 2.2 to offer tethering/Hotspot
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Adds Tethering And WiFi Hotspot To Next Android Update (GOOG, AAPL)
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Android 2.2: What We Know So Far — Details of the next version …
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ Features USB, Wi-Fi Tethering
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: One Step Closer To Obsoleting Root: Android 2.2 Introduces Tethering
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Android 2.2 will have built-in tethering, WiFi hotspot (but will carriers allow it?)
Chris Davies / SlashGear: WiFi tethering spotted in Android 2.2 Froyo
Simon Chester / MobileCrunch: Android 2.2 to feature USB + WiFi tethering as standard
Chris Davies / Android Community: Android 2.2 Froyo packs WiFi/USB data tethering
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ to include USB tethering, WiFi hotspot functionality
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Building Facebook Into iPhone OS (AAPL) — Apple is building Facebook features into the latest version of its iPhone software, we're told by a plugged-in source in the mobile industry. These features could be announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 7 …
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Apple Integrating Facebook in iPhone OS 4?
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple friending FaceBook for iPhone OS 4?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Facebook Might Be Built Into iPhone OS 4
Bradleybradwell / Lockergnome Blog Network: iPhone OS 4 To Include Facebook Built In?
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Apple reportedly integrating Facebook into iPhone OS.
Sandeep / Fone Arena: Apple Integrating Facebook into iPhone
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Is Integrating Facebook Into iPhone OS
Bob Evans / InformationWeek:
Larry Ellison On Sun Ex-CEO: Blogging Was Silly Diversion — Praising Sun's engineering prowess while damning the company's leadership, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Sun's engineers were given direction that “was so astonishingly bad that even they couldn't succeed.”
HTC SUES APPLE FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT — Complaint outlines five HTC patents infringed by Apple products — HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Tech Eye, BBC, Electricpig.co.uk, PC World, eWeek, DailyTech, TUAW, The Register, InfoWorld, WebProNews, Edible Apple, PadGadget, WMExperts, Geek.com, Silicon Alley Insider, TechCrunch, PhoneDog.com, AndroidGuys, Macsimum News, paidContent, 9 to 5 Mac, TiPb, VentureBeat and Mashable!
Maggie Shiels / BBC: Apple rival HTC urges iPhone ban
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: HTC Smart unboxed: photos
Harry McCracken / PC World: HTC Fires Back, Sues Apple
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: HTC Sues Apple, Seeks Halt to iPhone, iPod, iPad Sales
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Everyone act surprised: HTC countersues Apple
Rik Myslewski / The Register: HTC slaps back at Apple patent slap
David Chartier / InfoWorld: HTC files complaint to ban U.S. import of iPhone, iPad, iPod
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: HTC sues Apple to protect its intellectual property
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: HTC's Defense Against Apple: “In 2007, We Changed The Way You Use Your Fingers”
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: HTC says Apple infringes on five of its patents
Tricia Duryee / paidContent: HTC Fights Back With Counter-Suit Against Apple
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: HTC fires back at Apple with lawsuit
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: HTC counter-sues Apple, claims 5 patents infringed
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Mutually-assured patent destruction continues with HTC-Apple complaint
Christina Warren / Mashable!: HTC Wants Ban on iPhone, iPad and iPod Sales Over Patent Issues
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HTC's complaint against Apple examined — Okay, we've just gotten the full complaint HTC filed with the International Trade Commission this morning, alleging that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod infringe five of its patents and asking for sales and imports to be halted.
Discussion: Computerworld, TechCrunch, Faster Forward, Guardian, Unwired View, OSNews, IntoMobile and PC World
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: The HTC Complaint Against Apple Has Nothing To Do With How You Use Your Fingers
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: HTC to Apple: We can litigate and innovate, too!
Richard Wray / Guardian: HTC calls for halt to sales of iPad, iPhone and iPod in US
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: HTC Sues Apple for Patent Infringement
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: HTC details patent claims in Apple infringement case
Tony Bradley / PC World: HTC and Apple Put Patent Burden on ITC
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Gives a Nod to Newton with New ‘What is iPad?’ Ad — Apple started airing a new iPad ad tonight called “What is iPad?”. The Ad seems to be a departure from their recent ads with a bit of a gruff narrator walking through what the iPad is. However, it struck me as strangely familiar …
Discussion: Engadget, Mashable!, MacStories, Fortune, TeleRead, LiewCF.com, Pocket-lint, Insanely Great Mac, App Advice, Edible Apple, Electronista, fscklog and GeekSugar, Thanks:atul
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Apple Unveils New iPad Commercial [VIDEO]
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Posts New iPad Commercial - “What Is iPad”?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: iPad ad: Apple's homage to the Newton
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Apple Quick Notes: ‘Iran edition’, demographics, printing, wifi
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Apple's ad men go back in time for iPad commercials
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Airs New iPad Ad - Pays Homage To The Newton
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Sprint Evo 4G Will Have Two-Way Video Chat, Goes On Sale June 4th For $200 — It's official: the Sprint Evo 4G will be on sale for $200 (with contract) on June 4th—even earlier than we thought. It'll feature two-way video chat on 3G and 4G networks, which makes sense given the forward-facing camera.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Sprint selling HTC EVO 4G on June 4 for $199
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Sprint EVO 4G Data Plan Pricing Revealed: Not Too Shabby
Artem Russakovskii / Android Police: Best Buy Starts Preorders For HTC EVO 4G, Effective Immediately
Matthew Miller / ZDNet: Sprint HTC EVO 4G available 4 June for only $200, video chat supported
Dave Freeman / MobileCrunch: Sprint HTC EVO 4G coming June 4th; new plans detailed
John Taylor's posterous:
More Detail on the Sprint EVO 4G $10/Month Premium Data Charge
More Detail on the Sprint EVO 4G $10/Month Premium Data Charge
Discussion: Sprint, Engadget, IntoMobile, Zatz Not Funny!, Android Central, Out of the Box, Android Phone Fans and Android and Me
Will Park / IntoMobile: Live: Sprint's HTC EVO 4G launch event
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: How do you feel about the Evo 4G pricing? (Updated)
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: [Update] HTC EVO 4G: $199 at Launch, Available June 4th, $450 Off-Contract?
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Sprint EVO 4G data for $10 mandatory premium
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Office 2010: A Tale of Decadence and Hand-to-Hand Combat — Arriving at Google's main campus the other day, I flipped my keys to the valet and hopped out of my car. I noticed a modified RV over on the right side of the parking lot where employees could get quick free hair cuts.
Dana Blankenhorn / ZDNet: Google-Microsoft rivalry comes down to clouds or software
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Fotolia Goes Global and HD with Microsoft Office Plugin
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Microsoft unveils Office 2010
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Air Force may suffer collateral damage from PS3 firmware update — When Sony issued a recent PlayStation 3 update removing the device's ability to install alternate operating systems like Linux, it did so to protect copyrighted content—but several research projects suffered collateral damage.
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Air Force may suffer after PS3 OtherOS feature was cut
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: U.S. Air Force Does Not Sound Pleased With The PS3's Recent Change
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Diaspora, The Open Facebook Alternative, Soars Past $50,000 In Micro-Funding — Whenever a service rises to popularity, an “open” alternative is usually close behind. The problem is that most of these alternatives never go anywhere, let along get close to the service they're trying to supplant.
Discussion: MOTHERBOARD and Techi.com
Martin Connelly / MOTHERBOARD: Diaspora Hits Home: Do We Really Need a New Social Network?
Tobyleftly / Techi.com: Like Facebook, But Minus The Suck?
Miro / iFixit Blog:
iPhone 4G Processor Revealed — Today's photos from Vietnam of a leaked iPhone 4G prototype contain legible part numbers revealing new iPhone's processor: the Apple A4. — The silkscreen on the production A4 reads: — APL0398 339S0084 YNL215X0 — K4X2G643GE N26CGM0T
Discussion: Softpedia News, Agence France Presse, Fone Arena, CNET News, MacRumors, AppleInsider, App Advice and CNN
Sandeep / Fone Arena: Apple iPhone HD/4G Processor Revealed
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: Report: iPhone 4G packs potent chip
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple A4 processor in iPhone prototype has 256MB RAM
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Specs: What Is The Next iPhone Made Of
Stan Schroeder / CNN: Another iPhone prototype found, dissected
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Skype VP says company isn't developing software for Windows Phone 7 — Consider the bombshell dropped. Skype, the godfather of VoIP apps and an increasingly ubiquitous piece of mobile as well as desktop software, has just let it be known that it's not planning on bringing its goodies to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS.
Discussion: ZDNet, Smarthouse, WMPoweruser.com, MobileCrunch, TNW Mobile, SlashGear, Unwired View, Windows Phone Thoughts.com, Phone Scoop and T3.com News
Rachel King / ZDNet: Skype won't be developing software for Windows Phone 7
David Richards / Smarthouse: Skype Drops Development For New Windows Mobile
Simon Chester / MobileCrunch: Skype says “no” to Windows Phone 7
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Skype no longer developing for new Windows Mobile OS
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Skype Clarifies Position on Client for Windows Phone 7
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA wins big in LimeWire lawsuit — A federal court has found the company that operates file-sharing service LimeWire liable for copyright infringement, according to court records reviewed by CNET. — U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, for the Southern District of New York …
Discussion: ZDNet, Threat Level, Mashable!, The Register, p2pnet, Tech Eye, Ars Technica, Techdirt, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Hollywood Reporter, Download Squad, New York Times, Fast Company, Erictric, MediaPost, NewTeeVee, BetaNews, TechSpot, MediaMemo and Slyck
David Kravets / Threat Level: LimeWire Crushed in RIAA Infringement Lawsuit
Andrew Orlowski / The Register: LimeWire induces infringement, Judge rules
Andrea Vassou / Tech Eye: Limewire founders ruled liable for copyright infringement
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: LimeWire sliced by RIAA, guilty of massive infringement
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Another win for the RIAA, this time over file-sharing company LimeWire
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter: HUGE WIN FOR RIAA IN LIMEWIRE COPYRIGHT CASE
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Court finds LimeWire guilty of copyright infringement, RIAA cackles gleefully
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times: Court Rules That LimeWire Infringed on Copyrights
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Judge Rules LimeWire Liable for Its Users' Rampant Copyright Infringement
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: LimeWire Found To Induce Copyright Infringement
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee: Court Rules Against LimeWire in Copyright Lawsuit
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: LimeWire loses everything in infringement battle with RIAA
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: LimeWire suffers defeat in lengthy RIAA suit
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Big Music Wins One: LimeWire Loses Court Fight
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: RIAA Wins: Limewire Found Liable for Copyright Infringment
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
More Choice for Users: Unlisted Videos — Melinda teaches high school in the Bay Area and recently reached out to us with a problem. Her students just finished a video history project that she wanted to share with their parents and classmates. But she was concerned about posting …
Discussion: Telegraph, Google Operating System, Softpedia News and SocialTimes.com
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: YouTube to allow ‘private’ videos
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Unlisted YouTube Videos
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: YouTube Adds New Level Of Privacy With Unlisted Videos
Kevin Ryan / AdAge:
What ‘Like’ Really Means for Facebook Advertisers — So Long, PageRank. Hello, LikeRank — If the first internet ad boom set the stage for arrogance in internet advertising, the new millennium will see a new level of hubris in the field. If Google set the standard for egotism …
Discussion: FM Blog
John Battelle / FM Blog: Weds. Signal: Facebook Losing Face?
Todd Lassa / Motor Trend Magazine:
GM Woos Google: Collaboration Would Compete with Ford/Microsoft's Sync — Like Sync, Google's Android would allow GM customers to pair their vehicles with almost any brand of smartphone. While Android would offer GM serious competition for Ford's popular Sync, which was recently expanded …
Discussion: The Register, Wall Street Journal, PC World, Gadgetell, Android and Me, Engadget, Android Phone Fans and Go Rumors
Bill Ray / The Register: Google sets sights on the dashboard
Sharon Terlep / Wall Street Journal: GM Explores OnStar Service on Google Phones
Greg Billetdeaux / Gadgetell: Android coming to a car near you!
Matt Demers / Android and Me: Rumor: Android coming to General Motors
Sean Hollister / Engadget: General Motors partners with Google for Android-powered cars?
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: General Motors In-Car Cabin Tech Suite Powered By Android
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Australia Hysteria over Google Wi-Fi Scanning — The head of Electronic Frontiers Australia is making ridiculous statements about Wi-Fi positioning: Google is being excoriated now in Australia for failing to disclose that it is scanning public Wi-Fi network signals while driving for Street View image captures and mapping.
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald and Tech Eye
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye: Google gets in hot water down under
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Sprint and Walmart introduce Common Cents Mobile — Sprint and Walmart have announced they've banded together to launch a brand new, low-cost carrier...say hello to Common Sense Mobile. Service will be lit up on May 15th and the carrier will be featured -exclusively — in over 700 Walmarts across the country.
Discussion: Engadget, DailyTech and Phones Review
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Common Cents Mobile becomes Sprint's latest prepaid brand, exclusive to Walmart
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Sprint and Walmart Launch Common Cents Wireless
SAP Buying Sybase for $5.8 Billion to Battle Oracle — SAP AG, the world's biggest maker of business-management software, is close to buying Sybase Inc. for about $6 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter said. — The deal could be announced as early as today or it could fall apart …
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires, SAP, The Register, TechCrunch, ZDNet, VentureBeat and Digital Daily
Jennifer Cummings / Dow Jones Newswires: SAP makes bid for Sybase in deal worth $5.8bn
John Oates / The Register: SAP lays down $5.8bn for Sybase
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: SAP to Acquire Sybase for $5.8 Billion
Quentin Hardy / Velocity:
SAP's Big Problem
SAP's Big Problem
Discussion: A Software Insider's Point … and GigaOM, Thanks:forbestech
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google-Backed SCVNGR Takes On Foursquare, Looks To Boost Fun With ‘Challenges’ — It was only a matter of time. Since last summer, we've been tracking the progress of SCVNGR, a location-based gaming platform that allows users to build engaging, real-world scavenger hunts that use …
Discussion: Google Maps Mania, GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Your Google Maps Mission is ...
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: SCVNGR Goes Beyond the Check-in to the Challenge
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: SCVNGR Takes Location-Sharing Beyond Check-Ins
Christina Warren / Mashable!: SCVNGR Puts the Game Back in Location-Based Gaming
Jason Snell / Macworld:
MobileMe Mail beta adds server rules, interface tweaks — Apple late on Wednesday announced a new beta program for the mail component of its MobileMe internet service. The new beta offers new interface views, server-based mail rules, SSL-based security, and improved performance, according to the company.
Discussion: Apple, Apple MobileMe News, TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, Electricpig.co.uk, SlashGear, Softpedia News, The Loop, CNET News, Gizmodo, MacStories, Pocket-lint and Ubergizmo
Megan Lavey / TUAW: Apple issuing invitations for MobileMe Mail beta
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple begins testing new MobileMe Mail beta
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: Apple MobileMe Mail beta to battle Gmail
Chris Davies / SlashGear: MobileMe Mail beta streamlines email as Apple take on Gmail
Peter Cohen / The Loop: Apple offers new MobileMe Mail beta
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Apple launches MobileMe Mail beta program
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: New MobileMe Mail Looks Just Like iPad Mail
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Offering Beta of the New MobileMe Mail
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Apple to take on Gmail with MobileMe webmail