David W. Martin / Mac|Life:
Apple Reveals New Service for Authors to Sell Their Books Directly in the iBookstore — Are you a budding author? The next Stephen King? Or an author currently looking to cut out the middle man as you rollout your own books? It looks like your time has come — Apple has released information on self-publishing for the iBookstore!
Discussion: Ars Technica, Macworld, Fast Company, Podcasting News, Kindle Review, John Chow dot Com, Erictric, MacRumors, iLounge and Boy Genius Report, Thanks:atul
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica: Apple opens iBookstore to self-publishers
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Apple Makes It Easier for Self-Published Authors to Sell Ebooks in the iBookstore
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Publish Your Own Apple iBook
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple accepting self-published books to iBookstore
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Want to sell your work in the iBookstore? Here's how
David Gewirtz / ZDNet:
iTunes won't let you publish books if you write software — Apple today finally opened up the iBooks store for smaller publishers. And I hit a snag. — Here's a quick bit of background. I've written and published 40 incredibly simplistic apps on the iTunes store.
iPad arrives in London after fans queue overnight at Apple store — British technology fans finally got their hands on the Apple iPad today, after many queued overnight to ensure they made their purchase before the limited stocks ran out. — The queues began extending down Regent Street …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Guardian, 9 to 5 Mac, Fortune, MacRumors, BBC, The Register, Associated Press, TechRadar.com, Mashable!, Mobile Entertainment and Engadget
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: It's official: This is an iPad planet
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: iPad madness in Munich
John Oates / The Register: Regent Street blocked by iPad fanboi swarm
Adam Hartley / TechRadar.com: Hectic scenes at iPad stores
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple iPad Launches Internationally, the Crowd Goes Wild
Nicky Trup / Mobile Entertainment: iPad finally arrives in the UK
Ross Miller / Engadget: Apple iPad launches globally: lines form to the left, gauche, izquierda, hidari...
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
UK iBookstore shelves filled for iPad readers — Having made its international debut earlier this week, only with nothing but out-of-copyright titles to choose from, Apple's iBookstore has now started to fill up with more modern fare. Coinciding, unsurprisingly, with the international launch of the iPad …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Mobile Entertainment, Engadget and EverythingiCafe
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: UK iBookstore gets switched on
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Paid e-books now live in Apple's UK iBooks store
Tim Stevens / Engadget: UK iBookstore surprise: premium content appears
Susan Wojcicki / The Official Google Blog:
We've officially acquired AdMob! — Last Friday, we said that mobile advertising was moving fast. So are we! Today, we closed our acquisition of AdMob. Omar Hamoui has built a great team and great products at AdMob and we're thrilled to officially welcome them to Google.
Discussion: Softpedia News, AdExchanger.com, Lifehacker, Fortune, InfoWorld, Android Phone Fans, Erictric, Mobile Entertainment, Mashable!, Macworld, TechCrunch, CNET News, Search Engine Journal, Electronista, ClickZ, Digital Daily, ZDNet, Phones Review, Engadget, Boy Genius Report, The Life and Times of AdMob, Maximum PC, AppScout and silicontap.com
Erica Ho / Lifehacker: Remains of the Day: Cell Phone Shock
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google completes AdMob acquisition, ready to take on Apple's iAds
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld: Google closes AdMob deal
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Google Acquires AdMob, Finally
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Google completes AdMob acquisition
Ben Parr / Mashable!: It's Official: AdMob Is Now Part of Google
Nancy Gohring / Macworld: Google AdMob deal closes
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Over Six Months Later, Google Finally Closes AdMob Acquisition
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google closes books on AdMob deal
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Officially Acquires AdMob
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: Google Completes $750 Million AdMob Acquisition
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google's AdMob Acquisition a Done Deal
Ross Miller / Engadget: Google officially acquires AdMob
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Google formally completes its acquisition of AdMob
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Google Closes AdMob Deal
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Closes Acquisition of AdMob
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Google's Latest Launch: Its Own Trading Floor — The search giant is hiring Wall Street vets to manage a $26.5 billion pile of cash — Last fall, some unusual job listings began cropping up on Google's (GOOG) website. Amid the requests for programmers and engineers were postings for bond traders and portfolio analysts.
Discussion: Fast Company and broadstuff
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company: iFive: Top Kill, Men Who Stare At Terrorists, Foxconn, Google, Crystal Meth
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Google Trading Systems
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google Confirms “Mayday” Update Impacts Long Tail Traffic — Google made between 350 and 550 changes in its organic search algorithms in 2009. This is one of the reasons I recommend that site owners not get too fixated on specific ranking factors. If you tie construction of your site …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google May Day Update Confirmed, Our Fourth Post
Andrew Shotland / Local SEO Guide: It's MayDay for Yellow Pages Sites
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google Algo Changes Drop ‘The Other Shoe’
Mike Boland / Local Media Watch: More Trouble for Local SEO
Heather / Nine By Blue: May 26th, 2010 Office Hours
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Lists Top 1,000 Sites On The Web & Then Lets You Advertise On Them — The Google AdWords blog announced new features for Google Ad Planner and AdWords content network today. — The big news is that Google publicly released a list of the top 1,000 sites by unique users as measured by Ad Planner.
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Google releases list of 1,000 largest websites, lets advertisers target those sites
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Has More Pageviews Than The Next 99+ Biggest Web Sites Combined
Barbara ‘webmama’ Coll / WebMama's Look at the Web: Google Increases Transparency of Ad Content Network …
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Facebook Leads in the Top 1,000 Sites [STATS]
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google Ranks the Web's Top Sites
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Lets Brand Advertisers Target Top Sites
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: DoubleClick Ad Planner Adds New Features - Top 1000
Katrina Kurnit / Inside AdWords: New tool for brand advertisers on the Google Content Network
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Motorola Launching Two Droid Phones In July With Verizon — It's no secret that the Droid Shadow will be sold exclusively with Verizon Wireless as soon as next month, but the WSJ is reporting that another Motorola smartphone will also be added to Verizon's shelves in July.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Softpedia News, Boy Genius Report, Electronista, SlashGear, eSarcasm, Android Phone Fans, Ubergizmo, Go Rumors and Phone Scoop
Sara Silver / Wall Street Journal: Motorola Bets Big on Google, Verizon
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Verizon to release two new Motorola Android handsets in July
JR Raphael / eSarcasm: Verizon Is Not Going to Like What We Found
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Motorola's Sanjay Jha Says “Focus Is on Android,” More Devices Coming Soon
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Verizon Launching Two Motorola Devices In July
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Verizon Launching Two New Moto Droids In July
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Motorola: Can it differentiate itself in the Droid mix?
M. Daou / MobileTechWorld:
Microsoft: 30 Million Windows Phone 7 devices will be sold by the end of 2011 — During yesterday's ReMIX Microsoft showed an interesting slide that didn't go unoticed by me ( you can see it above). According to IDC predictions 30Million Windows Phone 7 devices will be sold by the end …
Discussion: AppleInsider, WMExperts, Engadget, Softpedia News, SlashGear, WMPoweruser.com and Neowin.net
Donald Melanson / Engadget: 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices sold by the end of 2011? Microsoft says yes
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Microsoft Plans for 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices to be Sold by End of 2011
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Japan's iPad Frenzy Signals Sea Change — TOKYO—The debut of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer in Japan is generating a level of hype and excitement rarely seen these days for a new electronics product in this gadget-loving nation, underscoring the paucity of buzz-worthy, homegrown devices.
Discussion: Reuters, Bloomberg, Bits, Digits, TheAppleBlog, EverythingiCafe, Agence France Presse, Fortune, NevilleHobson.com, AppleInsider, TUAW, Neowin.net, MacDailyNews and Voices on All Things Digital
Hiroko Tabuchi / Bits: IPad's Arrival in Tokyo Causes Japanese to Reflect
Neil Sands / Digits: Australians Line Up (With Kangaroo Pouches) for iPads
Chris Brandrick / TheAppleBlog: iPad Mania Begins as iPad Launches Internationally
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: World Goes Crazy For iPhone Launch
Carole Landry / Agence France Presse: iPad mania as thousands queue for global roll-out
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: iPad camp outs hit Tokyo, Sydney, London
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Apple's iPad big in Japan
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Japan gripped by iPad frenzy
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Apple's iPad goes on sale internationally
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Voices on All Things Digital: Japan's iPad Frenzy Signals a Sea Change
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Twitter's Director Of Search Is Out As Product Is Restructured — In July of last year, Twitter Search usage was exploding. As such, Twitter hired a new high-profile engineer, Doug Cook, to take over as the new “Director of Search.” Cook has now left the company, we've learned.
Discussion: VentureBeat and paidContent
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Shake-up on Twitter's search team as director leaves
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter's Search Director Leaves
Jonathan Standing / Reuters:
Hon Hai to raise China wages after spate of suicides — TAIPEI - Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry plans to raise workers' salaries by about 20 percent at its Foxconn unit in China, as it struggles to stop a spate of worker suicides and quell rising public anger.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Foxconn suicides: Company promises 20% wages hike
Annie Huang / Associated Press: Taiwan's Foxconn to raise workers' pay
Tom Foremski / ZDNet: Media gets its facts wrong - working at Foxconn significantly cuts suicide risk
Kathrin Hille / Financial Times: Foxconn to raise factory wages by 20%
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Hon Hai to Raise Salaries of Foxconn Workers
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Hon Hai Raises Pay Rates To Help Worker Happiness
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Foxconn Jumps Reach 15...Potential 16 Spotted On the Roof
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Microsoft May Cut Zune Music Price to Contend With Apple, Online Services — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, may cut the monthly fee it charges for streaming music on its Zune portable player, senior product manager Terry Farrell said in an interview.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, TechSpot, The Next Web, Electronista, Engadget and Gizmodo
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Microsoft to reduce Zune Pass subscription price?
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Microsoft To Whack Apple With Cheap Zune Music?
Ross Miller / Engadget: Microsoft considers a Zune Pass price drop
John Cook / TechFlash:
Microsoft officially releases Tag, its mobile barcode technology — Microsoft Tag, a mobile barcoding service that the company first talked about 18 months ago, is getting its official launch today. To date, Microsoft says that more than one billion Tags have been created …
George Ponder / WMExperts: Microsoft Tag moves out of Beta
Nadialy / MSDN Blogs: Beyond Beta: Microsoft Tag Takes Off
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Beta tag pulled off of Microsoft Tag
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Microsoft Tag comes out of beta
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
AT&T exec: 4 out of 10 of our iPhone sales to enterprises — AT&T's Ron Spears, CEO of the telecom company's Business Solutions unit, said Apple's iPhone has plenty of traction in the enterprise and in some cases is replacing a laptop purchase. — Spears' comments, made at the Barclays …
Sarah Jacobsson / Computerworld: iPhone Security Flaw: Using a PIN Won't Help You
Alex Williams / ReadWriteEnterprise: 4 of 10 iPhones Sold to Enterprise Users
Jason Harris / Taptu Mobile Search: The iPhone As A Business Phone
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: AT&T: four out of 10 iPhone sales are to the enterprise
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: AT&T: 40% of iPhone purchases now coming from business users?
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: AT&T: 40 percent of iPhones sold to enterprise users
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: AT&T Claims 40% of iPhones Go To Enterprise
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Four Out of Ten iPhones Sold to Business Users
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: AT&T: 40% of iPhones are sold to enterprise
John Paczkowski / Crave: The gadget blog: 4 out of 10 iPhones sold to business users
Benjamin Rubenstein / AndroidGuys:
EVO's Qik Video Chat to Cost an Extra $5 a Month... Seriously? — According to a source of ours inside Sprint, the EVO 4G's $10 premium cost doesn't seem to cover the Qik video chat capabilities, as previously thought. As you can see in the screenshot below, the service will be cost a $4.99 premium, payable via PayPal.
Discussion: Android Phone Fans, Engadget, SlashGear, Android Community and Google Android Blog
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Sprint Recommends Their Retailers to open Early for the EVO 4G Launch
Ross Miller / Engadget: Qik charging $5 monthly for EVO 4G video chat (updated)
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Skype Android app with video chat due in 2010
Chris Davies / Android Community: Qik video chat for EVO 4G a $5 monthly extra?
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Netflix: The Future Is Streaming — Netflix expects its DVD-by-mail business to peak in 2013, at which point it believes its Watch Instantly streaming service will be driving its growth. That's the gist of a slideshow posted on the company's jobs site that details its plans to transform itself …
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network and Hacking NetFlix, Thanks:atul
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Netflix Streaming Is The Future?
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's social-networking lab launches new Twitter viewing tool — Microsoft's Future Social Experiences Labs (FUSE) has launched another new project, codenamed “Project Emporia,” that is aimed at social-networking newbies to help them simplify their Twitter browsing/viewing experience.
Discussion: Download Squad, Erictric and The Microsoft Blog
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Microsoft's Project Emporia lets you keep on top of real-time …
Bertrand / Erictric: Microsoft Tag No Longer in Beta
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
AirSwing: Toshiba's gesture-based UI system in action (video) — Natural user interfaces using gestures aren't really new, but AirSwing, a technology developed by Toshiba, offers something unique: it neither requires expensive hardware nor substantial CPU resources to work.
Discussion: SlashGear, Engadget and Hack a Day
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Toshiba AirSwing UI puts you on the screen with your data
Mike Szczys / Hack a Day: Commercial webcam multi-touch coming soon
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Negroponte: One Laptop Per Child is now a $75 Android Tablet — The former head of MIT's Media Lab said the next OLPC device, the XO-3, would be a 9-inch tablet made by Marvell and running Google's Android OS. — The first OLPC was an underpowered, ‘designed-by-committee’ laptop that cost at least double of what it was supposed to.
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: One Laptop Per Child Project Announces $75 Tablet Might Actually Happen Now
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: OLPC tablet to have dual-mode screen, run Android, be at CES 2011
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press: One Laptop Per Child's next move: the $100 tablet
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: OLPC XO-3 Design by Compromise May Inspire the Next Generation of Tablets
Andy Greenberg / Forbes: One Laptop Per Child Revamps Tablet Plans
Stevie Smith / The Tech Herald Technology News: OLPC shifts focus to emerging tablet market with XO-3
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Intel eyes hardware acceleration for Google's WebM — IDG News Service - Intel is considering hardware-based acceleration for Google's new WebM video file format in its Atom-based TV chips if the format gains popularity, an Intel executive said on Thursday.
Discussion: OSNews, Engadget, The Tech Report and bit-tech.net
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Intel May Add Hardware Support for WebM to Atom CE4100
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: Intel mulling WebM hardware acceleration in Atom CE4100 chip
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Intel will accelerate WebM if it ‘establishes itself’
Gareth Halfacree / bit-tech.net: Intel hints at WebM acceleration
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Debunk: Steve Ballmer not speaking at WWDC — An analyst named Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research set off a firestorm of rumors last night after he claimed that Steve Ballmer would appear onstage with Steve Jobs at WWDC for exactly seven minutes to announce Visual Studio development for the iPhone …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Chowdhry Says He Was Wrong; No Ballmer At WWDC
Steve Mayo / AllNewsMac: Is it possible that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer presents at Apple's 2010 WWDC?
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: What to Expect From Apple's iPhone-centric WWDC 2010
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: No Appearance by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at Apple's Developer …
Ari Robbins / PhoneDog.com: No, Steve Ballmer will not be speaking at WWDC
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Will Steve Ballmer appear for Apple keynote? (Update: Nope, says Microsoft)
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Steve Ballmer Will Not Be Speaking at Apple Conference
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Microsoft: We're not going to WWDC
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Microsoft: Steve Ballmer will not be speaking at WWDC.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Will Ballmer appear at Steve Jobs keynote? No.
Ray Padgett / Mashable!:
Why MySpace Can Still Win as a Music Destination — Ray Padgett is a freelance music writer whose work has appeared in SPIN, The Celebrity Café and an upcoming Bob Dylan anthology. He runs the music blog Cover Me. — Last October, MySpace reached an all-time low of 50.2 million unique visitors per month.
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Is MySpace a Place for Friends or Content?