Frank X. Shaw / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft by the numbers — You probably saw the news this week that we've sold 150 million Windows 7 licenses in 8 months. That's more than 600,000 per day. And, perhaps fittingly for a product called Windows 7, it adds up to 7 copies every second of every day since launch.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com, Pulse2, WMPoweruser.com, IntoMobile, PC World, Network World, The Microsoft Blog and BoomTown, Thanks:rawmeet
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Microsoft Touts Some Additional Numbers
Tony Bradley / PC World: Windows 7 Sales are Hot and Just Getting Started
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Windows 7 sales tally up to 150 million
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Decoding Microsoft's Fantastic Passive-Agressive Numbers Post — Yesterday, Microsoft communications head Frank Shaw put up a post on The Official Microsoft Blog rattling off some numbers regarding many of Microsoft's products. The intention was obviously to lend some perspective …
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
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Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple Responds to iPhone 4 Antenna Issues
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iOS 4.01 comes to fix iPhone 4 Left Hand Reception Issue
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Is an iOS4 Update Coming Already?
Charles Arthur / Guardian: iPhone 4 users turn to nail polish to fix £499 gadget
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: iOS 4.01 software update to arrive on Monday with a fix for antenna issue?
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: iOS update to ship early next week, fix death grip issue?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Is An Antenna Fix Just Around The Corner With iOS 4.01?
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo Australia: Rumour: iOS 4.01 Update Coming On Monday, Will Fix Reception Problems
Frank McPherson / MobileContentToday: About Cell Phone Antennas
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Rumor: Apple releasing iOS 4.0.1 next week?
Charles Cooper / CBS News: Some Advice for iPhone 4 Owners with Antenna “Issues”
Cornett / Brilliant FORGE: Apple iPhone 4 Antenna Conundrum
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Did Disguising the iPhone 4 Mask a Temperamental Antenna?
Did Disguising the iPhone 4 Mask a Temperamental Antenna?
Discussion: Electronista, 9 to 5 Mac, TechCrunch Europe, Gizmodo, Tech Trader Daily and Geek.com
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: White iPhones appearing in UK stores?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe: Orange UK tells iPhone 4 buyer delivery was delayed due to ‘antenna problems’
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: When it's not killing signal bars, iPhone 4 is dropping fewer calls
John Levine / CircleID:
The .XXX Fiasco is Almost Over — At Friday's meeting of the ICANN board in Brussels, they voted, probably for the last time, to approve the 2004 application for the .XXX domain. — Purely on the merits, there is of course no need for a top level domain for porn.
Discussion: Domain Name Wire
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: Former Justice Department Chief Blasts ICANN Decision on .XXX
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A New Suffix for X-Rated Web Sites — SAN FRANCISCO — What if the Web held a sex party and no one showed up? — That's what could happen now that the agency governing the Internet address system all but approved the creation of a new red-light district on the Web.
Discussion: The Informer, ICM Registry and ZDNet
Blackberry Curve 9300 Prototype - Hands On — The good folks at Negri Electronics managed to hook us up with an unannounced Blackberry Curve 9300 prototype. This little guy packs quite a redesigned punch, featuring an optical trackpad, flush control buttons on the front, new media buttons on the top …
Discussion: Erictric, Phone Arena, LAPTOPMEMO, Phones Review and Engadget
Stefan Etienne / LAPTOPMEMO: Blackberry Curve 9300 Leaks Out, Came With BlackBerry OS 5.0?
Ross Miller / Engadget: BlackBerry Curve 9300 prototype gets handled on video
Ben Gottesman / PC Magazine:
Internet Speed Test: The Fastest ISPs in the U.S. 2010 — We put Internet browsing speeds to the test to see which providers are the best at delivering the Web to you. — Is your Web browsing as fast as it could be? Fifteen years after Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer to compete …
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network and DSLreports
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Fastest ISPs In The US
Chris / cdixon.org:
Competition is overrated … Suppose you have an idea for a startup, and then do some research only to discover there are already similar products on the market. You become disheartened and wonder if you should abandon your idea. — In fact, the existence of competing products is a meaningful signal …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Subscription Hulu: Beginning of the End for Cable, Satellite TV? — Hulu, which currently showcases free content from NBC, Wired.com and other video providers, will try charging for a premium version soon, according to reports (Image: Wired.com interviews Nick Cave on Hulu).
Discussion: TechnoBuffalo and Erictric
Heather Kelly / Macworld:
iPhone 4 camera beats the smartphone competition — Camera quality is a competitive area for the current crop of smartphones. With each new device, the gap between phones that happen to have cameras, and actual point-and-shoot cameras, shrinks. — To accurately see how good the iPhone 4's 5-megapixel …
Discussion: Podcasting News, Boy Genius Report, displayblog, Computerworld, MacRumors and Electronista
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: 720p Video Capture Comparison, iPhone 4 v. DROID X
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iPhone 4's Camera Capabilities Evaluated
Aliya Sternstein / Nextgov.com:
White House abolishes decade-old cookies ban — As expected, White House officials on Friday rolled back a 10-year-old prohibition on web-tracking devices called cookies, a policy that online experts said prevented agencies from personalizing online services to engage the public.
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose, O'Reilly Radar, Hillicon Valley and techPresident
Chris Strohm / Tech Daily Dose: Online ‘Cookies’ Crumble Under Tougher Fed Guidelines
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: OMB releases guidance for agencies on cookies, social media
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Traditional Media Is Having A Field Day On Tumblr — Tumblr, the innovative blogging platform created by young web entrepreneur David Karp in 2007, had a bit of a media moment on the afternoon of Thursday, June 24. — Around 1 p.m., we reported that The New York Times had recently created a Tumblr …
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb: Traditional Media Outlets Flocking to Tumblr