Miguel Helft / Bits:
Did Disguising the iPhone 4 Mask a Temperamental Antenna? — Did Apple know before this week that there is a right way and a wrong way to hold the iPhone 4? — The incorrect left-handed way, which even Steve Jobs has been known to use, apparently can cause “attenuation” …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Tech Trader Daily, Daring Fireball and techblog.dallasnews.com
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Nice Job, New York Times
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com:
Steve Jobs demonstrates the apparently incorrect way to hold iPhone 4 — So, in the face of an obvious design flaw that causes the cell signal to fade when the iPhone 4 is held with the skin of your hand touching the bottom left of the steel band, Steve Jobs and Apple scoff at the notion …
Discussion: Geek.com, L.A. Times Tech Blog and ZDNet
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: When it's not killing signal bars, iPhone 4 is dropping fewer calls
Jason D. O'Grady / ZDNet: iPhone 4 antennae: feature or bug?
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Death Grip hysteria may end Monday with iOS 4.01 — Reception issues observed by new iPhone 4 owners, derided as the “Death Grip” by bloggers, appears to actually be a software issue that an iOS update is expected to resolve early next week. — Identifying the problem
Discussion: BlogsDNA, Erictric, ithinkdifferent, TiPb, MobileCrunch, iPhone Download Blog, Mashable!, Gearlog, Fudzilla, GottaBeMobile, InfoWorld, dygiscape, Guardian and everythingiCafe
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Rumor: Apple releasing iOS 4.0.1 next week?
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: iOS update to ship early next week, fix death grip issue?
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Apple's Jobs on iPhone 4: You're Doing It Wrong
Jon Worrel / Fudzilla: iPhone 4's dual-antenna design impresses us bigtime
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: The iPhone Death Grip Thing Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder
Daniel Ionescu / InfoWorld: Jobs says iPhone 4 antenna problem a ‘nonissue’
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Breaking Down The Antennae Issues
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
The $0.001 DIY iPhone 4 Antenna Fix — There's a huge media fuss about a potential failing of the iPhone 4's clever antenna design, with folks concerned it spells radio-drop-out call doom for the phone. We remain to be convinced. But here's a $0.001 DIY fix anyway.
Marin Perez / Know Your Cell: Apple needs to make a better phone
Frank McPherson / MobileContentToday: About Cell Phone Antennas
Charles Cooper / CBS News: Some Advice for iPhone 4 Owners with Antenna “Issues”
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: iPhone 4: Imperfect, after all — Newly reported bugs …
Cornett / Brilliant FORGE: Apple iPhone 4 Antenna Conundrum
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: We Missed This: iPhone 4 Requires OS 10.5.8
Doug Gross / CNN: Apple on iPhone — you're holding it wrong
Adam Hadhazy / LiveScience: Apple Responds to iPhone 4 Reception Glitch
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: The amazing $0.001 DIY iPhone 4 Antenna fix
Doug Aamoth / Techland: How to Fix iPhone 4 Reception Issues With Scotch Tape
Spencer Webb / AntennaSys Blog: Apple iPhone 4 Antennas...
Jennifer Lawinski / CNNMoney.com:
Where old iPhones go to die — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — In the wake of Thursday's iPhone 4 launch frenzy lies as trail of unloved, no-longer-needed iPhones cast off by owners trading up for the shiny new model. — Analysts estimate that as many as 1.5 million iPhone 4s were sold on the first day …
Discussion: ITworld.com and MacStories
Julie Sartain / ITworld.com: Recycle Your Old iPhone for Cash
Cody Fink / MacStories: What's Happening to Old iPhone Models?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
First day sales: 1.5 million iPhone 4s? — According to one analyst, Apple has blown past all previous launch-day records — Click to enlarge. Source: Oppenheimer — “Guessing launch day iPhone sales,” writes Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner in a note to clients issued Friday …
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: iPhone 4 Launch Shows Intense Demand
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Apple's iPhone 4: Is That a Smartphone in Your Pocket?
John Battelle / FM Blog: Friday Signal: We Scream for iPhone, But the News Is Facebook's Push Into Search
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: iPhone4: Record Sales
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Piper Jaffray: 77% of iPhone 4 buyers upgraded
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple statement on iPhone 4 reception flaw
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
77% of iPhone 4 sales were upgrades
77% of iPhone 4 sales were upgrades
Discussion: AppleInsider, Electronista, Digital Daily, Mashable!, paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider, Maximum PC, Computerworld, Guardian, Light Reading, ZDNet, MacNN, everythingiCafe, Verizon Business Security Blog, MacDailyNews, VentureBeat, PC World, WebProNews, MediaPost, Internet2Go, MacRumors, Macsimum News, Appolicious Advisor, Mark Evans Tech, Edible Apple, The Next Web and The Huffington Post
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: 77 Percent of Early iPhone 4 Sales Were Upgrades
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: iPhone 4: 1.5 Million Sold on First Day [REPORT]
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Wow: 77% Of Early iPhone 4 Buyers Upgrading From Old iPhones (AAPL, T)
Tony Bradley / Computerworld: Looking Behind the iPhone 4 Launch Stats
Sarah Reedy / Light Reading: Apple Outdoes Itself with iPhone 4
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Handicapping Apple's iPhone 4 debut: 77 percent upgrades; 1.5 million units or so
Dave Kennedy / Verizon Business Security Blog: Weekly Intelligence Report: 2010-06-25
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: iPhone 4 launch stats: 77% upgrades, possibly 1.5M sold
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Analyst: Apple Has Cracked The Consumer Code
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Apple's Fidelity to AT&T Now Self-Desructive
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Analyst: 77% of iPhone 4 sales were upgrades
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: App Industry Roundup: No joke, the iPhone 4 antenna is a problem for Apple
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Going, Going, Almost Gone: Foursquare Poised to Get New VC Funding, After Being “One Inch” From Sale to Facebook — According to numerous sources close to the situation, Foursquare is in the final stages of striking a funding deal with the very venture firm-Andreessen Horowitz-that had publicly dissed …
Discussion: VentureBeat and CloudAve
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Expands Offices — Wonder How They're Paying For It?
Foursquare Expands Offices — Wonder How They're Paying For It?
Discussion: The Next Web
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web: Have an Ass-Hat Problem? Try Avoidr
Taylor Buley / Velocity:
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
EXCLUSIVE: First Teaser For “The Social Network” [VIDEO] — Columbia Pictures has just released the very first teaser trailer for its upcoming film, The Social Network. Like the poster that debuted last week, the teaser is sparse in its detail, but intriguing and provocative at the same time.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Hollywood Rewired
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Watch the Facebook movie's rather apocalyptic trailer
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Rewired: ‘The Social Network’ 1st video teaser (not much to tease)
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Motorola's Droid X up for pre-order today at Best Buy: $200, no pesky mail-in rebates — Sweatin' those iPhone 4 reception issues? Got a thing for beastlier phones? Still perturbed that your white iPhone 4 pre-order didn't exactly “work out” as expected?
Discussion: Android Phone Fans, Droid Life, LAPTOPMEMO, Gearlog, Phone Arena, Android Community, Erictric, Electronista, eWeek, Gadgetell and Boy Genius Report
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Pre-Order Your Motorola Droid X At Best Buy Today
Stefan Etienne / LAPTOPMEMO: Motorola DROID X Now On Pre-Order At BestBuy, For $200
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: Droid X, iPhones Show Bluetooth Keyboard Powers
Natesh Sood / Gadgetell: Best Buy starts accepting Droid X pre-orders today
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Motorola DROID X video overview
Droid X Dissected!
Droid X Dissected!
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Motorola Droid X multitouch keyboard now available for all Android 2.1 devices
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Motorola Droid X Gets Dissected
Kellex / Droid Life: DROID X Gets Dissected
Chris Davies / SlashGear: DROID X teardown caught on video
Michael Murphy / Google Android News Android Forums: Droid X Dissected — Ever wonder what the inside of a Droid X looks like?
David Junior / Android Community: Droid X Disassembly - Video
Andrew Tingle / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Droid X Teardown Video Now Available [Droid X Dismantled & Dissected …
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Droid X torn down, found to contain stuff
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: DROID X gets disassembled, gawked at
Bryan Jones / Jonesblog:
Apple Retina Display — By now it seems that most people on the planet have heard of Apple's latest iPhone, the iPhone 4 which was released today. One of the many compelling features of the new phone is the Retina Display. When Steve Jobs first invoked this term at the WWDC, my eyebrows were raised.
Discussion: The Register, VentureBeat, TechSpot, WaltPad, MacDailyNews and rc3.org
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Neuroscientist: iPhone 4's ‘Retina display’ not bullsh*t
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Retinal scientist puts iPhone 4's Retina Display under the microscope
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Experts examine Apple's ‘Retina Display’ claims, 1.5m iPhone 4s sold on day one
Walt Dickinson / WaltPad: Targeting the iPhone 4 Retina Display with CSS3 Media Queries
Howard A. Schmidt / White House.gov Blog Feed:
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace — Cyberspace has become an indispensible component of everyday life for all Americans. We have all witnessed to how the application and use of this technology has increased exponentially over the years.
Grant Gross / PC World: White House Seeks Comment on Trusted ID Plan
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Palantir: The Next Billion-Dollar Company Raises $90 Million — When Alex Karp needed funding for a young start up named Palantir in 2005, dozens of investors said “No.” — He was trying to sell them on the idea of a high-powered analysis platform that could scan multiple databases simultaneously …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Data analysis company Palantir raises $90M
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Don't have any friends? Call 1-888-FACETIME to test Facetime on the iPhone 4 — The biggest problem with testing Facetime is the dearth of real, hard-core nerds out there with iPhone 4s. I've been able to talk to Greg and my buddy Tom, but that's about it.
Discussion: iSmashPhone, Maximum PC, LIVEdigitally, everythingiCafe, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, ReadWriteWeb, TUAW and GeekSugar
Ktbaxter / iSmashPhone: Call Us: Apple Offering Facetime Tests
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Users Can Call 1-888-FACETIME to Test iPhone 4 Video Chat
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally: How to Turn On FaceTime on iPhone 4
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Want To Try Facetime? Apple Can Help
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone 4 folk: Apple will help test your Face Time
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Rolls Out Dedicated FaceTime Support and Testing
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Got an iPhone 4 and Want to Try FaceTime? Just Call 1-888-FACETIME
Mel Martin / TUAW: iPhone 101: What you need to know about FaceTime
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Plastic Logic delays QUE proReader ‘a bit longer,’ cancels pre-orders — Not good news for those looking for a different e-reader. Back in April, Plastic Logic told those who pre-ordered its QUE proReader that they'd have to wait until June 24 — after already having been delayed to April.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gadgetell, SlashGear, ZDNet and Electronista
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Plastic Logic delays its Que e-book reader yet again
Joel Evans / ZDNet: Will the QUE proReader ever ship?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Automattic Buys Up Thing Labs' Plinky To Help Bloggers Overcome Writer's Block — WordPress developer Automattic has acquired Plinky from Thing Labs, the creators of social media application Brizzly. Plinky essentially aims to inspire content creators. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Discussion: WordPress.com News, Thing Labs, Inc., paidContent, The Next Web, Xconomy, Erictric and Techie Buzz, more at Mediagazer »
Joy Victory / WordPress.com News: Overcome Writer's Block With Plinky Prompts
Shellen / Thing Labs, Inc.: WordPress.com acquires Plinky
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: WordPress Parent Automattic Buys Daily Blog Prompter Plinky
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Automattic acquires writer's block helper Plinky from Thing Labs
Wade Roush / Xconomy: Automattic Buys Plinky
Bertrand / Erictric: Automattic Acquires Plinky
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Automattic Acquires Plinky To Get Rid of Bloggers Block
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Coke sees ‘phenomenal’ result from Twitter ads — Coca-Cola saw “phenomenal” results from its first experiment with paid advertising on Twitter, the drinks company's digital marketing chief told the Financial Times. The US soft drinks company is only the second brand to sponsor a …
Discussion: Mashable!, MediaMemo, VentureBeat and WebProNews, Thanks:tim
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Coca-Cola Promoted Trend Nets 86 Million Impressions on Twitter
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Coke Takes Out a Free Ad for Twitter Ads
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Coke boasts “phenomenal” engagement from Twitter ads
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Twitter Ads Impress Coke
Jon Oberheide / jon.oberheide.org:
Remote Kill and Install on Google Android — In this post, I'll talk about the REMOVE_ASSET and INSTALL_ASSET mechanisms that can be invoked by Google via Android's GTalkService to not only remotely remove applications from an Android device but also remotely install new applications.
Discussion: Joho the Blog, CNET News, DailyTech, MobileCrunch, IntoMobile, thebigmoney.com and threatpost
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Google remotely wipes apps off Android phones
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: The full story on Google's remote app detonation from yesterday
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Google Hits Remote Kill Switch for Two Android Apps
Chris Thompson / thebigmoney.com: Android Flips the Kill Switch
Dennis Fisher / threatpost: Android Also Gives Google Remote App Installation Power
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
IPhone Gyroscope To Rev Up Location Apps — Developers say the iPhone's new gyroscope will boost navigation and augmented reality applications. — For developers who work with location data, the iPhone 4's most exciting feature is one of its most hidden: the gyroscope.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Nokia loses top tech brain — Psion legend joins TomTom — Exclusive One of Britain's top technologists is leaving Nokia. Charles Davies, Psion's first employee in 1981, became MD of Psion Computer before leaving to join Symbian as CTO in 2003. Since Nokia acquired the Symbian staff two years ago …
Discussion: mocoNews, TechCrunch Europe and Electronista
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews: Top Nokia Technologist Leaves For TomTom
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe: Nokia loses top technologist and former Symbian CTO Charles Davies to TomTom
Russell Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch:
The Daily Start-Up: Carried Interest Tax Dies (For Now) — This morning's roundup of the latest venture capital news and analysis across the Web: — Senate Democratic leaders gave up trying to push through a spending bill that would have taxed much of the carried interest earned by VCs …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, PE Hub Blog and Great Speculations
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider: VC And Hedge Funds Rejoice! The Carried Interest Tax Hike Is Dead
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog: Carried Interest Tax Change (Is Still) Dead
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Flash arrives in Google's Chrome browser — Google has fulfilled a promise to build Adobe Systems' Flash Player into Chrome, a move that helps keep the beleaguered plug-in relevant despite significant efforts to replace it. — Chrome 5.0.376.86, the stable version of Chrome released Thursday for Windows …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Google Chrome Releases, Gadgetell, TechSpot, The Register, ReadWriteWeb, PC Magazine, WebProNews, Softpedia News, Erictric, internetnews.com, Maximum PC and Electronista
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Google Chrome Now Comes With Flash Built In
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: New Chrome installs now have pre-installed Flash
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Google releases Chrome with Adobe Flash baked in
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Now Distributes Chrome with Built-In Flash Player
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Google Adds Flash Player Plug-In to Chrome
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Chrome Incorporates Flash Player
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Chrome Gets Security, Flash Integration Update
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Flash Plug-in Now Integrated with Chrome
Joab Jackson / PC World:
Red Hat CEO: VMware Our Biggest Competitor — When it comes to enterprise open source software vendor Red Hat, one might assume its biggest competitors to be Oracle, Novell, Microsoft, or even IBM. — However, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees virtualization software vendor VMware as …
Discussion: ZDNet and Computerworld
David Chernicoff / ZDNet: Red Hat and Cisco Unify Virtualization; HP goes for the desktop.
Joab Jackson / Computerworld: Red Hat overhauls JBoss portal interface