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: Fast Company, Ars Technica, Podcasting News, Kindle Review, John Chow dot Com, Erictric, MacRumors, PC World, iLounge and Boy Genius Report, Thanks:atul
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Apple Makes It Easier for Self-Published Authors to Sell Ebooks in the iBookstore
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica: Apple opens iBookstore to self-publishers
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.
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, Mashable!, Mobile Entertainment, Macworld, TechCrunch, CNET News, Search Engine Journal, Electronista, ClickZ, ZDNet, Digital Daily, 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
Ben Parr / Mashable!: It's Official: AdMob Is Now Part of Google
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Google completes AdMob acquisition
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
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: Guardian, Fortune, 9 to 5 Mac, Associated Press, TechRadar.com, BBC, MacRumors, The Register, Mashable!, Mobile Entertainment and Engadget
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: iPad madness in Munich
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iCame, iQueued, iPad - Apple fans are iPad-crazy...
Adam Hartley / TechRadar.com: Hectic scenes at iPad stores
John Oates / The Register: Regent Street blocked by iPad fanboi swarm
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
UK iBookstore shelves filled for iPad readers
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget and Mobile Entertainment
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: UK iBookstore gets switched on
Tim Stevens / Engadget: UK iBookstore surprise: premium content appears
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Paid e-books now live in Apple's UK iBooks store
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.
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Local SEO Guide, WebProNews, Screenwerk and Local Media Watch
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
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, EverythingiCafe, Digits, Fortune, Agence France Presse, 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
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: World Goes Crazy For iPhone Launch
Neil Sands / Digits: Australians Line Up (With Kangaroo Pouches) for iPads
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: iPad camp outs hit Tokyo, Sydney, London
Carole Landry / Agence France Presse: iPad mania as thousands queue for global roll-out
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
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, The Next Web, TechSpot, Electronista, Engadget and Gizmodo
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Microsoft To Whack Apple With Cheap Zune Music?
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Microsoft to reduce Zune Pass subscription price?
Ross Miller / Engadget: Microsoft considers a Zune Pass price drop
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 …
Alex Williams / ReadWriteEnterprise: 4 of 10 iPhones Sold to Enterprise Users
Sarah Jacobsson / Computerworld: iPhone Security Flaw: Using a PIN Won't Help You
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
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: AT&T: 40 percent of iPhones sold to enterprise users
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Four Out of Ten iPhones Sold to Business Users
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: AT&T: 40% of iPhone purchases now coming from 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
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 …
Discussion: WMExperts, MSDN Blogs, The Official Microsoft Blog, The Microsoft Blog and Neowin.net
George Ponder / WMExperts: Microsoft Tag moves out of Beta
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Beta tag pulled off of Microsoft Tag
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Microsoft Tag comes out of beta
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: Softpedia News, Engadget, 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
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?
Alex Kennberg / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Buzz for mobile now available on more devices — Back in February, we launched Google Buzz for mobile, a tool to start interesting conversations when you are out and about. One of the most popular ways to access Google Buzz for mobile is through the web application (by going to buzz.google.com in your phone's browser).
Florin / Unwired View: Google Buzz now available for BlackBerry, Symbian S60, Windows Mobile and WebOS
Frank McPherson / MobileContentToday: More Mobile Phones Can Now Catch The Buzz
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian: Google Friday link round up
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Buzz Mobile App Now Available on More Phones
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Google Buzz now mobile on more devices
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Location History, “Footstreams” & Aggregated Check-in Data Will Transform LBS
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Reshare: Google Buzz Gets a Retweet Button
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: SlashGear, Android Community and Engadget
Chris Davies / SlashGear: $5 Qik video call surcharge for HTC EVO 4G revealed
Chris Davies / Android Community: Qik video chat for EVO 4G a $5 monthly extra?
Ross Miller / Engadget: Qik charging $5 monthly for EVO 4G video chat (updated)
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
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
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?
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.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Associated Press, Financial Times, Silicon Alley Insider, Engadget, Mashable! and Gizmodo
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Foxconn suicides: Company promises 20% wages hike
Annie Huang / Associated Press: Taiwan's Foxconn to raise workers' pay
Kathrin Hille / Financial Times: Foxconn to raise factory wages by 20%
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Hon Hai to Raise Salaries of Foxconn Workers
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Foxconn Jumps Reach 15...Potential 16 Spotted On the Roof
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
You Can Try Picplz Soon, But Only On Android — New online photo and location service Picplz, being developed by imeem execs Dalton Caldwell and Bryan Berg, is still far from being fully baked. But people who are determined to get an early look at the new service will soon have a way to do so - if they have an Android phone.
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
U.S. Government Taps ChallengePost to Help Launch Open Government Initiatives — Early in his administration, President Obama vowed to open up government with more interactive online initiatives like Recovery.gov. Though some called his early efforts a “significant failure,” …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Epicenter and Hillicon Valley
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: ChallengePost Becomes A Government Contractor
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: U.S. Challenges Citizens to Solve Its (Our) Problems
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
Andy Greenberg / Forbes: One Laptop Per Child Revamps Tablet Plans
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: OLPC XO-3 Design by Compromise May Inspire the Next Generation of Tablets
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, Android Phone Fans, eSarcasm, 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
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Motorola's Sanjay Jha Says “Focus Is on Android,” More Devices Coming Soon
JR Raphael / eSarcasm: Verizon Is Not Going to Like What We Found
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Verizon Launching Two Motorola Devices In July
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Verizon Launching Two New Moto Droids In July
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Exclusive: Palm Loses Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte to Google — Looks like Palm is suffering a bit of post-acquisition talent drain. — Mobile user interface master Matias Duarte has left Palm and evidently hired on at the most obvious of places: Google (GOOG).
Discussion: Fast Company, MobileCrunch, eWeek, Techland, Phone Arena, DailyTech, Android Phone Fans, Pulse2, Fortune, PhoneDog.com, VentureBeat, TG Daily, Electronista, Technologizer, Gizmodo, Silicon Alley Insider, Digital Trends, SlashGear, PreCentral.net, Erictric, carpeaqua, Daring Fireball, EverythingPre and Google Android Blog
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Palm loses their lead webOS designer to the Google Android team, others may follow
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Snags Palm WebOS Director to Boost Android UX
Peter Ha / Techland: Palm webOS Design Director Heads To Google
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Lead Designer of webOS Flees to Google
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: [Update: It's True] Palm Loses Lead User Interface Designer …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: WebOS UI designer Duarte heading to Android
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Palm's hotshot designer jumps to Google
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Senior Palm designer ditches WebOS for Android
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Good News for Android's User Interface?
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: WebOS Designer Matias Duarte Leaves Palm For Google: Will He Make Android Nicer?
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Poaches Palm's Head Of User Interface Matias Duarte (HPQ, GOOG)
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Palm Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte Leaves Palm
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net: Matías Duarte leaving Palm for Google (Update: Confirmed)
Bertrand / Erictric: Palm VP of Human Interface Matias Duarte Leaves Company — to Join Google [Updated]
Justin Williams / carpeaqua: Palm Loses Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte to Google
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: User Interface Director Matias Duarte Leaves Palm
Andrew Kameka / Google Android Blog: Palm UI lead moves on to Google
Silicon Alley Insider:
The Half-Life Of A YouTube Video Is 6 Days — A video on YouTube gets 50% of its views in the first 6 days it is on the site, according to data from analytics firm TubeMogul. After 20 days, a YouTube video has had 75% of its total views. — That's a really short life span for YouTube videos, and it's probably getting shorter.