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 and Daring Fireball
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Nice Job, New York Times
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: Gizmodo, BlogsDNA, Erictric, MobileContentToday, ithinkdifferent, MobileCrunch, iPhone Download Blog, TiPb, Mashable!, Gearlog, Fudzilla, InfoWorld, GottaBeMobile, dygiscape and Guardian
Frank McPherson / MobileContentToday: About Cell Phone Antennas
Imran / ithinkdifferent: iPhone might issue iOS 4.01 update on Monday to Fix Antenna Band ‘Death Grip’ Issue
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: Doing my part for the iPhone 4 “death grip” meme
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Rumor: Apple releasing iOS 4.0.1 next week?
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
Daniel Ionescu / InfoWorld: Jobs says iPhone 4 antenna problem a ‘nonissue’
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: The iPhone Death Grip Thing Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder
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, Electronista 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?
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.
Discussion: CNET News, ZDNet, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Maximum PC, App Advice, Know Your Cell, Digital Society, CBS News, 901am, Gizmodo, Brilliant FORGE, CNN, WebProNews, iPhone Savior, MacDailyNews, 9 to 5 Mac, Techland, LOOPRumors and SlashGear
Marin Perez / Know Your Cell: Apple needs to make a better phone
Nick R Brown / Digital Society: Podcast: iPhone: Our review, broken antennas, and the future of FaceTime
Charles Cooper / CBS News: Some Advice for iPhone 4 Owners with Antenna “Issues”
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: We Missed This: iPhone 4 Requires OS 10.5.8
Cornett / Brilliant FORGE: Apple iPhone 4 Antenna Conundrum
Doug Gross / CNN: Apple on iPhone — you're holding it wrong
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior: iPhone 4: iGripping Your Phone Is So Last Year
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
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:
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, Light Reading, MacStories, Computerworld and Fortune
Julie Sartain / ITworld.com: Recycle Your Old iPhone for Cash
Sarah Reedy / Light Reading: Apple Outdoes Itself with iPhone 4
Cody Fink / MacStories: What's Happening to Old iPhone Models?
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple statement on iPhone 4 reception flaw
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: 77% of iPhone 4 sales were upgrades
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
First day sales: 1.5 million iPhone 4s?
First day sales: 1.5 million iPhone 4s?
Discussion: PC World, IntoMobile, Maximum PC, Know Your Cell, Mashable!, FM Blog, paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider, Neowin.net, GigaOM, internetnews.com, ithinkdifferent, Fast Company, MacNN, everythingiCafe, Internet2Go, dailywireless.org, VentureBeat, Tech Trader Daily, Erictric, Boy Genius Report, MacRumors, Macsimum News, MacStories, Appolicious Advisor, Edible Apple, The Next Web and 9 to 5 Mac
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: iPhone 4: 1.5 Million Sold on First Day [REPORT]
John Battelle / FM Blog: Friday Signal: We Scream for iPhone, But the News Is Facebook's Push Into Search
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Wow: 77% Of Early iPhone 4 Buyers Upgrading From Old iPhones (AAPL, T)
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Apple's iPhone 4: Is That a Smartphone in Your Pocket?
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: iPhone 4 Launch Shows Intense Demand
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Apple's Fidelity to AT&T Now Self-Desructive
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: iPhone4: Record Sales
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: iPhone 4 launch stats: 77% upgrades, possibly 1.5M sold
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Piper Jaffray: 77% of iPhone 4 buyers upgraded
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
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.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Watch the Facebook movie's rather apocalyptic trailer
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: Boy Genius Report, Computerworld, MacRumors, Electronista and displayblog
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: 720p Video Capture Comparison, iPhone 4 v. DROID X
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iPhone 4's Camera Capabilities Evaluated
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, Android Community, Droid Life, Gearlog, LAPTOPMEMO, Phone Arena, Electronista, Gadgetell, eWeek, Erictric, Boy Genius Report and Switched
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Pre-Order Your Motorola Droid X At Best Buy Today
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: Droid X, iPhones Show Bluetooth Keyboard Powers
Stefan Etienne / LAPTOPMEMO: Motorola DROID X Now On Pre-Order At BestBuy, For $200
Natesh Sood / Gadgetell: Best Buy starts accepting Droid X pre-orders today
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Motorola DROID X video overview
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: iPhone 4 Launch Day Brings Lines, Glitches and Disappointed Shoppers
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
Michael Murphy / Google Android News Android Forums: Droid X Dissected — Ever wonder what the inside of a Droid X looks like?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: DROID X teardown caught on video
David Junior / Android Community: Droid X Disassembly - Video
Andrew Tingle / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Droid X Teardown Video Now Available [Droid X Dismantled & Dissected …
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: DROID X gets disassembled, gawked at
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Droid X torn down, found to contain stuff
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, more at Mediagazer »
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb: Traditional Media Outlets Flocking to Tumblr
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
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, 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
Bertrand / Erictric:
Sprint to Update HTC EVO 4G to Android 2.2, Samsung Moment and HTC Hero Left Behind — HTC EVO will be updated to Android 2.2; Samsung Moment & HTC Hero will not. Future devices launching w/ 2.1 will be also be updated to 2.2.less than a minute ago via CoTweet Sprint — sprint
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Sprint: EVO 4G users getting Android 2.2 ‘in the near future’ …
Aaron Gingrich / Android Police: [Breaking] Confirmed: HTC Hero And Samsung Moment Will NOT Get FroYo
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Just to Clarify: Samsung Moment and HTC Hero Will Not Receive Android 2.2
Stefan Etienne / LAPTOPMEMO: Sprint states Android 2.2 for EVO 4G coming “in the near future”
Chris Ferguson / AndroidGuys: Sprint Expects to Launch Android 2.2 “In the Near Future”
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Nokia Dumps Symbian, Intel Adopts Android
Kenneth Pennington / BriefMobile: HTC EVO 4G: Android 2.2 Soon
Philip Berne / Phone Scoop: Sprint Confirms Android 2.2 Coming to HTC Evo 4G
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?
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.
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 and Great Speculations
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider: VC And Hedge Funds Rejoice! The Carried Interest Tax Hike Is Dead
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: Thing Labs, Inc., WordPress.com News, The Next Web, Xconomy, Erictric and Techie Buzz, more at Mediagazer »
Shellen / Thing Labs, Inc.: WordPress.com acquires Plinky
Joy Victory / WordPress.com News: Overcome Writer's Block With Plinky Prompts
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
La Quadrature du Net:
Leak: EU pushes for criminalizing non-commercial usages in ACTA — Paris, June 23rd 2010 - A document leaked from the Presidency of the EU reveals that Member States are pushing for new criminal sanctions into the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a few days ahead of the next negotiation round.
Discussion: p2pnet, Techdirt and ringtonia.com
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, LIVEdigitally, Maximum PC, TUAW, everythingiCafe, GeekSugar, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac and ReadWriteWeb
Ktbaxter / iSmashPhone: Call Us: Apple Offering Facetime Tests
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally: How to Turn On FaceTime on iPhone 4
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Users Can Call 1-888-FACETIME to Test iPhone 4 Video Chat
Mel Martin / TUAW: iPhone 101: What you need to know about FaceTime
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Want To Try Facetime? Apple Can Help
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Rolls Out Dedicated FaceTime Support and Testing
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone 4 folk: Apple will help test your Face Time
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Got an iPhone 4 and Want to Try FaceTime? Just Call 1-888-FACETIME
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!, VentureBeat, MediaMemo and WebProNews, Thanks:tim
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Coca-Cola Promoted Trend Nets 86 Million Impressions on Twitter
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Coke boasts “phenomenal” engagement from Twitter ads
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Coke Takes Out a Free Ad for Twitter Ads
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Twitter Ads Impress Coke