Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world's largest site — At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren't practical. The challenge for Facebook's engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly …
Discussion: Nelson's Weblog
Nelson Minar / Nelson's Weblog: Facebook's tech mindshare
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Begins Shipping iPhone 4 to Customers — Several readers have notified us that they have started receiving shipment notifications and FedEx tracking numbers for their iPhone 4. Several of the shipment notifications indicate a “Delivers By” date of June 23rd — a day before the official launch day.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, Fone Arena, Redmond Pie, everythingiCafe, I4U News, Mashable!, The Next Web, App Advice, Neowin.net, TUAW and Phones Review, Thanks:srikarlovesmanu
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: iPhone 4s Are Shipping Now
Nilay Patel / Engadget: iPhone 4 pre-orders now shipping
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: iPhone 4 Begins To Ship
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Some iPhone 4 Pre-orders got Canceled and White iPhone 4 will …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Start Shipping
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: iPhone 4 Pre-orders in US Start Shipping
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: The New iPhone Is Now Shipping
Jonathan Downin / Neowin.net: Initial batch of iPhone 4 pre-orders now shipping
Michael Rose / TUAW: Reader reports: iPhone 4 shipping notifications
James / Phones Review: iPhone 4 is Shipping Early?
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
AT&T Randomly Cancelling iPhone 4 Pre-Orders?
AT&T Randomly Cancelling iPhone 4 Pre-Orders?
Discussion: Engadget, Boy Genius Report, I4U News, MobileCrunch, MacRumors, Edible Apple, TechNewsWorld, App Advice, Fone Arena, Erictric, ithinkdifferent, TiPb, CBS News, TechSpot, Neowin.net, iPhone Savior, Google Android News …, Phones Review, Electronista, everythingiCafe, GeekSugar, displayblog and Life On the Wicked Stage
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Apple randomly canceling some iPhone pre-orders? Update: AT&T pre-orders too?
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Are AT&T and Apple randomly cancelling iPhone 4 pre-orders?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iOS 4 comes Tomorrow to your old iPhone
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: iPhone 4 pre-orders begin shipping
Renay San Miguel / TechNewsWorld: AT&T's Winter, Spring and Summer of Discontent
Joe White / App Advice: Apple And AT&T Cancelling iPhone 4 Pre-Orders?
Omkar Dutta / Fone Arena: Apple And AT&T Randomly Cancelling iPhone Pre-Orders Due To Authorization Issues
Bertrand / Erictric: Apple Cancelling iPhone 4 Pre-Orders As Well
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iPhone 4 pre-orders now shipping
Charles Cooper / CBS News: Conflicting Apple Notifications Stir New iPhone 4 Buzz
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Weekend tech reading: Why would anybody buy Microsoft Office these days?
Owen Williams / Neowin.net: Apple & AT&T randomly cancelling iPhone 4 preorders
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior: AT&T Emails iPhone 4 Cancellation Notices
Scott Young / Google Android News Android Forums: Did you pre-order your new iPhone? Better double check that
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: AT&T And Apple Canceling Some iPhone 4 Orders?
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: I'm Just Askin'
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
What Valley Companies Should Know about Tencent — Quick quiz: Who are the three largest Internet companies in the world by market capitalization? — If you guessed Google and Amazon you got two right, but I'm betting few of our American readers guessed the third. I certainly wouldn't have a year ago.
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
SFO to join San Jose and Oakland airports in offering free Wi-Fi — Soon all three major Bay Area airports will offer free Wi-Fi to always-connected travelers. — San Francisco International will join Mineta San Jose International and Oakland International airports in offering free Internet connections.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and The Snitch
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: SFO Goes Free
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch: SFO to Offer Free WiFi
John Naughton / Guardian:
The internet: Everything you ever need to know — In spite of all the answers the internet has given us, its full potential to transform our lives remains the great unknown. Here are the nine key steps to understanding the most powerful tool of our age - and where it's taking us
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot:
Mozilla intern examines startup speed of Firefox, Chrome — A Mozilla intern has figured out a way to make Firefox open faster - or at least seem like it's opening faster. In a blog post, interface designer John Wayne Hill explained how Chrome, although only slightly faster than Firefox at starting, feels much quicker.
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network
Dell Introduces Back-to-School Friendly Inspiron 14R, 15R and 17R — Today Dell launched a new line of Inspiron notebooks geared toward mainstream consumers and the Back to School crowd. The Inspiron R series — 14R, 15R and 17R — come wrapped in attractive, metal chassis, pack Intel Core i CPUs …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, PC World, ZDNet, Electronista and CrunchGear
Paul Miller / Engadget: Dell debuts Inspiron R line with glosstastic new looks, Intel Wireless Display
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Inspiron R Series: Dell's Razzle Dazzle Everyday Laptops
Jacqueline Emigh / PC World: Dell Unveils Colorful Inspiron Laptops
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Dell releases Inspiron R series
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Best iOS 4-Ready Apps So Far — We all know that the iPhone 4 launches this coming Thursday. But on Monday, current iPhone users get an early treat in the form of iOS 4, the new iPhone operating system (formerly known as iPhone OS 4). It comes with several enhancements …
Discussion: Mashable!, MacRumors and Gadget Lab
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: Note-Taking App Evernote Gets Better With iOS 4
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Analyst: iPhone Sales to Surpass 100 Million by 2011
Alex Billington / FirstShowing.net:
David Fincher's ‘The Social Network’ Official Poster Unveiled — Bold marketing going on here - the tagline is the poster! So where is the title? It's along the side, as part of a sidebar that looks like the header from Facebook. Notice anything similar?
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
Christina Warren / Mashable!: First Poster for “The Social Network” [PICS]
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft sues spammers for abusing Hotmail anti-spam filters — Two anti-spam systems developed by Microsoft for Hotmail designed to help ISPs track down offending users were abused by spammers, a lawsuit brought last week by the software giant alleges. The spammers are accused …
Discussion: Microsoft On The Issues, internetnews.com and Digital Trends
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Microsoft Suing Hotmail Spammers
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Microsoft Sues Hotmail Spammer...Again
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Like E-Books? Amazon Sells More of Them, for Less, Than Apple. For Now. — The introduction of the iPad and the iBooks store has lots of people forecasting doom for Amazon's Kindle. And Citigroup's (C) Mark Mahaney, an Amazon bull, acknowledges that Apple will eat into Kindle's share …
Discussion: The Next Web, ZDNet and Silicon Alley Insider
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: iPad Not On The Cusp Of ‘Crushing’ The Kindle
Jason Perlow / ZDNet: Apple iPad Showdown: Battle of the eReader Apps
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Napolitano: US must balance liberties, security — WASHINGTON — Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation's homeland security chief said Friday.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
OnLive Streaming Game Service Tested (At Home, Finally!) — We've checked out the OnLive pure-streaming gaming system before, but it was always in a somewhat controlled environment. Finally, the service has launched, and we can see what it's like to play this at home. Where it matters.
Ben Gilbert / Joystiq: OnLive's Perlman says Microconsole coming by end of 2010