Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft exec mocks iPhone 4, dubs it Apple's Vista — Consumer Reports urges Apple to provide free cases to all iPhone 4 owners — Computerworld - A top Microsoft executive today compared Apple's iPhone 4 to his own company's problem-plagued Vista operating system.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, VentureBeat, IntoMobile, Technologizer, Electronista, Engadget, The Loop and PC World
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Analyst estimates an iPhone recall could cost Apple $1.5B (reader poll)
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Microsoft: iPhone 4 could be Apple's Vista
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Ouch! — Is the iPhone 4 Apple's Windows Vista? Yes-according to...Microsoft's COO.
Paul Miller / Engadget: CE-oh no he didn't!: Microsoft's Kevin Turner says iPhone 4 might be Apple's Vista
Peter Cohen / The Loop: Microsoft exec calls iPhone 4 Apple's Vista
Gregg Keizer / PC World: Microsoft Extends Windows XP Downgrade Rights Until 2020
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Every week Apple doesn't act on iPhone 4 antenna could cost $200M — A new analysis has found that resolving the much publicized iPhone 4 antenna issues could cost Apple up to $900 million, and each additional week that Apple takes to resolve the issue could add another $200 million as sales increase.
Discussion: Robert X. Cringely's blog, CNET News, MacStories, TUAW, Associated Press, dailywireless.org, Techi.com, TechCrunch and TechSpot
Robert X. Cringely / Robert X. Cringely's blog: Apple iPhone 4 fiasco: Can you hear us now?
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Estimate: Full recall could cost $1.5B
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Apple iPhone Recall?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Total Recall Or Total Bull? Some Perspective On The iPhone 4 Antenna Frenzy
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: iPhone 4 complaints get louder, Apple censors discussions
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Analyst: iPhone 4 recall would cost $1.5 billion — The iPhone 4's antenna design has been blamed for reception problems. — (Credit: James Martin/CNET) — In the wake of Consumer Reports announcing that it would not be recommending the iPhone 4 due to the much-discussed antenna problems …
Discussion: Computerworld, CNN, Enterprise Mobile Today, internetnews.com, Tech Trader Daily, AppleInsider, TechCrunch, Fortune, ZDNet, Digital Daily, Consumer Reports …, Tech Eye, IntoMobile, I4U News, DailyFinance, Unwired View, Appolicious Advisor, Mashable!, O'Grady's PowerPage, Techland, Telegraph, Macsimum News, Softpedia News, Bloomberg, everythingiCafe and MacDailyNews
Mitch Wagner / Computerworld: Consumer Reports turns up the heat on iPhone 4 problems
Ben Parr / CNN: What Apple must do to stop the iPhone 4 bleeding
Andy Patrizio / Enterprise Mobile Today: Can Apple Withstand iPhone 4 Recall Pressure?
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: How Will Apple Handle iPhone 4 Antenna PR Mess?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Analysts weigh in on iPhone Death Grip
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Analyst: “Highly Unlikely” iPhone 4 Recall Could Cost Apple $1.5 Billion
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye: Apple is a lemon — Fruity peddler of broken dreams Apple …
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Stock Falls On iPhone 4 Recall Rumors
Melly Alazraki / DailyFinance: Apple iPhone 4 Recall Could Cost $1.5 Billion: Analyst
Brad Molen / Unwired View: How Much Could an iPhone 4 Recall Cost Apple?
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: An iPhone 4 recall less costly than Apple's share drop
Ben Parr / Mashable!: What Apple Must Do to Stop the Bleeding
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Apple iPhone 4 recall would cost billions, warns analyst
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Analyst: iPhone 4 recall would cost Apple $1.5 billion
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple acquires online mapping company Poly9 - report — Apple has purchased a Web-based mapping company from Quebec, Canada, that creates interactive 3D software for use in a browser, according to a new report. — French-Canadian news site cyberpresse.ca reported Wednesday (via Google Translate) …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Apple rumored to have purchased web mapping company Poly9
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple boosting mapping mashup skills with Poly9 acquisition
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Report: Apple buys mapping company Poly9
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Here Comes Apple Earth. Map Startup Poly9 Reportedly Snatched Up By Cupertino
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Apple Acquires Mapping Company Poly9
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Report: Apple has purchased mapping company Poly9
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Acquires Web Mapping Firm Poly9
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple buys mapping company Poly9
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple Acquires Web Mapping Outfit Poly9 [UPDATED]
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Where are we going? Apple buys second mapping service
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple acquire Poly9 3D mapping experts
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Apple acquires Poly9. Apple Earth coming soon?
Kevin May / Tnooz: Apple buys online mapping company Poly9
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple buys Poly9, which makes web mapping technology
Darren Murph / Engadget: Apple acquires web mapping firm Poly9, probably has something up its sleeve
Eric Calouro / Erictric: Apple Acquires API Firm Poly9
Cody Fink / MacStories: Apple Purchases Online Mapping Company, Poly9
Matt Graves / Twitter Blog:
@earlybird: Ready to Fly — Businesses already use Twitter as a great way to connect people with special promotions. People already use Twitter to find and share deals on their favorite products & services. — Last week, we unveiled @earlybird, a new account that brings those worlds together …
Discussion: CNET News, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, SocialTimes.com, Brian Solis, Pulse2 and ReveNews
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Twitter's @earlybird: Not the most magical debut
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter's Earlybird: If You Can't Be Good, Be Early
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Twitter's New Early Bird Account Tweets Its First Offer
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com: Twitter's New @earlybird Deals Service Launches With 2-for-1 Disney Movie Tickets
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Twitter Launches First @Earlybird Deal With Walt Disney
Duane Kuroda / ReveNews: @earlybird - Can You Tweet Me A Sweet Deal?
Microsoft Says 12th Alleged Russian Spy Was Employee in Redmond — Microsoft Corp. said the 12th alleged member of a Russian spy ring operating in the U.S. was an employee at the company's Redmond, Washington, headquarters. — The man, a Russian citizen in his early 20s named Alexey Karetnikov …
Discussion: Computerworld, Washington Post, Neowin.net and msnbc.com
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Why was Russian spy working at Microsoft? Looking for Windows 8 screenshots?
Jerry Markon / Washington Post: U.S. deports alleged 12th Russian spy
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Reports: alleged 12th Russian spy worked at Microsoft
Reports: alleged 12th Russian spy worked at Microsoft
Discussion: Digits, VentureBeat, Guardian, Computerworld, KING-TV, TechCrunch, CNET News, Electronista, The Register, Gawker, Hillicon Valley, Engadget and Voices on All Things Digital
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: A Russian Spy Suspect's Links to the Tech World
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Another Russian spy, now deported, worked at Microsoft
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Russian spy worked for Microsoft
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld: Microsoft: Alleged spy worked as a software tester
Tricia Manning-Smith / KING-TV: Microsoft employee accused of ties to Russian spy ring
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Windows Live And Let Die: Another Russian Spy Caught Tapping Away At Microsoft
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Report: Alleged Russian spy worked for Microsoft
Chris Williams / The Register: ‘Russian spy’ was MS software tester
Jeff Neumann / Gawker: Another Alleged Russian Spy Caught, Deported from US
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Immigration deports Alexey Karetnikov: Microsoft engineer …
Markus Mühlbauer / Google LatLong:
Google Maps can now send destinations directly to more than 20 car brands worldwide — When we started the “Send-To-Car” service on Google Maps more than three years ago with BMW, only a few car makers offered connected services to their drivers. The industry has come a long way since then.
Discussion: Quick Online Tips, Internet2Go, Softpedia News, dailywireless.org, SEO and Tech Daily, Engadget and The Next Web
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Google Sends Maps to More Connected Cars
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Google Maps: Send-To-Car Expands
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Google Maps - Now Available in 20 Car Brands
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Google Maps gets direct integration with 20+ car brands.
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
Tour the Cruz Reader, a $200 Android Tablet — The iPad's the best tablet around right now because it's the only tablet around, but you can bet that a whole legion of Android tablets, like Velocity Micro's Cruz Reader, are on their way. For $200, it looks pretty good.
Discussion: Engadget, Gearlog, I4U News, GottaBeMobile, Gadget Lab, AndroidSPIN, Electronista, Android Phone Fans and Boy Genius Report
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Velocity Micro shows off $199 Cruz Reader
Joe Osborne / Gearlog: Velocity Micro Set to Release Android-Based Tablets
Robert Evans / I4U News: Velocity Micro Aims For The Budget Tablet Market
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Velocity Cruz Android Tablet: 7-Inch Display, $300
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Velocity Micro announces Android based eReader tablets
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Old Spice Man Answers Tweets On YouTube—Ropes In Kevin Rose, Alyssa Milano, And Justine Bateman — What if commercials really did talk to you? What if a familiar spokesperson addressed you by name and responded to your thoughts and feelings. In what is definitely one of the more creative …
Discussion: CyberJournalist.net, CNET News, Laughing Squid, Kotaku, ChasNote, Snarkmarket, Brian Solis, Softpedia News, The Atlantic Online, The Drill Down, Switched, SocialTimes.com, Mashable!, Social Fresh, Guardian, VG247, Techdirt, Geekosystem, PSFK, Gizmodo, The Next Web and Urlesque, more at Mediagazer »
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Old Spice Man connects with the Web
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Shirtless Old Spice Man Explains Joys Of Shirtless Gears of War Play
Chas / ChasNote: Old Spice Becomes Talk of the Web With Personalized Commercials for Top Influencers
Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket: Video that scales (on a horse, backwards)
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: Old Spice Guy Proposes For Fan, She Says “Yes!” [Video]
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Old Spice viral campaign a hit
Johnny Cullen / VG247: Official: Gears of War best played shirtless
Dennis Yang / Techdirt: Old Spice Man Is Horsing Around On Social Media
Paloma Vazquez / PSFK: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like Answers Your Questions
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Shirtless Old Spice guy replies on Twitter with hilarious personalized videos
Cole Stryker / Urlesque: Old Spice Man Isaiah Mustafa Is All Over the Internet Today
Microsoft Pays Mobile App Developers to Help It Catch Apple — Microsoft Corp. is paying developers to build mobile applications for its Windows Phone 7 system to help it narrow a lead by rival products from Apple Inc. and Google Inc. — The company is providing financial incentives ranging …
Discussion: VentureBeat, mocoNews, PC World, Unwired View, Engadget, Phone Arena, Neowin.net, Future Tense and FierceMobileContent
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Microsoft pays mobile app developers to catch up to iPhone and Android
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: Microsoft Courts Mobile Developers With Cash
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Microsoft Lures Windows Phone 7 App Developers with Cash
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Microsoft comes clean on doling out cash, free hardware to entice Windows Phone devs
Brandon Boyce / Neowin.net: Microsoft paying developers to build mobile apps
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
iPhone 4 demand explodes, BlackBerry ain't sexy — Despite its problems, Apple's iPhone 4 has hit the ground running, with huge numbers of consumers planning to grab themselves an iPhone. — Has Apple's iPhone defined the smartphone market? Not entirely, but it leads the pack, the latest Changewave survey confirms.
Discussion: Electronista, changewaveresearch.com, Fortune, The Next Web, Tech Trader Daily and Macsimum News, Thanks:distorted_loop
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Pre-Death Grip survey: 73% ‘very satisfied’ with their iPhones
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Did The iPhone 4 Just Kill The Blackberry's Buzz?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ChangeWave survey shows ‘major leap’ for Apple, iPhone
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Squarespace Gets $38M to Compete With WordPress and Six Apart — Squarespace, a hosted content service that competes with companies such as WordPress (see disclosure below) has closed a $38-million financing round from two leading technology VCs — Accel Partners and Index Ventures …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Web Publishing Platform Squarespace Raises $38.5 Million
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald: Squarespace To Blogosphere: Are You Ready For The “Next Great Leap?”
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: Squarespace lands $38.5M to expand its web publishing platform
Charlie O'Donnell / This is going to be BIG!: Anthony Casalena: The best web entrepreneur you've never heard of
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Squarespace. $38.5 Million in VC Bucks. …
Lawrence Aragon / PE Hub Blog: Index, Accel Bet Big on Squarespace
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Publishing Platform Squarespace Receives $38.5 Million Investment
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Ha ha ha ha ha. RIAA paid its lawyers more than $16,000,000 in 2008 to recover only $391,000!!! — The RIAA's “business plan” is even worse than I'd guessed it was. — The RIAA paid Holmes Roberts & Owen $9,364,901 in 2008, Jenner & Block more than $7,000,000, and Cravath Swain & Moore $1.25 million …
Discussion: Techdirt, Computerworld, Tech Eye, Download Squad, Geek.com, Newlaunches.com, ZeroPaid.com and p2pnet
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: RIAA forks out $64 million to catch music pirates, recovers …
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: RIAA piracy fight costs millions, recovers thousands
Sebastien Page / iPhone Download Blog:
GeoHot Says Goodbye To The Jailbreak Community — It seems GeoHot is done with the iPhone jailbreak community. After teasing us with what ended up being a fake iPhone 4 jailbreak, GeoHot put an end to it all by completely shutting down his Twitter account. Additionally, he made his blog an invite-only place.
Discussion: eXophase.com …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Product Management Software Company Atlassian Takes A Huge, $60 Million First Round Of Funding From Accel — It is not often that a company's first round of venture funding comes in at $60 million and eight years after it was founded with $10,000 worth of credit card debt.
Acer to offer 7-, 10-inch tablet PCs in 4Q10 — Acer will launch a 7-inch and a 10-inch tablet PC in the fourth quarter, both based on the ARM architecture and Android, according to sources from notebook players. Acer is talking with mobile telecom carriers for cooperation to market the two models, the sources added.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Android Community, Maximum PC, I4U News, Softpedia News, Android Phone Fans and IntoMobile
Kyle Thibaut / CrunchGear: Acer to make two Android 2.2 tablets?
Chris Davies / Android Community: Two Acer Android 2.2 tablets due Q4 2010?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Acer: 7-inch & 10-inch Tablets In Q4 2010
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Acer Coming Out With a 10-inch Tablet, Too?
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Acer Android 2.2 Tablets Coming in Q4 2010?
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Evernote, the startup that augments your memory, launches an app store — Evernote, a Mountain View-based startup devoted to helping people remember everything, is maturing as a platform with the launch of an app store today. — Called Trunk, it has about 100 apps or add-ons …
Discussion: TechCrunch, GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb and GottaBeMobile
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Evernote Turns Itself Into a Platform With “Trunk”
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Evernote Gets an App Store
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: What Does Evernote Have Up Its Trunk?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple SVP Scott Forstall Just Signed Up For Twitter — But Why? — Everyone knows that Apple is an extremely secretive company. Some would say to a fault. But it seems to have served them well over the years. That's why it's not surprising at all to see that none of Apple's key executives use public social networking services.
Discussion: Computerworld, Guardian, TiPb, everythingiCafe, TheAppleBlog, App Advice, Electricpig.co.uk, Cult of Mac, Erictric, Edible Apple, 9 to 5 Mac, AppScout, MacRumors and MacStories, Thanks:atul
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple's head of iPhone software gets Twitter account. But why?
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple SVP of iOS Software, Scott Forstall, has Twitter account
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple's Scott Forstall Signs Up For Twitter
Dave Greenbaum / TheAppleBlog: Apple Finally on Twitter?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple SVP Of iOS Scott Forstall Joins Twitter
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Apple Senior VIP of iOS Scott Forstall Joins Twitter
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Apple SVP of iPhone Software Scott Forstall Creates Twitter Account
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Scott Forstall, SVP of iPhone Software at Apple joins Twitter …
Brian Heater / AppScout: Apple iOS SVP Scott Forstall is Now on Twitter
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Amazon's MP3 Store On Hiring Spree, May Be Planning Major Relaunch — When it comes to buying music online, there's iTunes, which is ahead by a mile, and then there's everyone else. According to a recent report published by Billboard, iTunes accounts for 26.7% of US music sales …
Discussion: TechFlash, VentureBeat, 9 to 5 Mac, Music Ally, T3.com News, Electronista and Ubergizmo
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon MP3 to get a refresh?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Amazon's MP3 store may be gearing up for relaunch
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tests Multiple Accounts Sign in — Google tests a feature that allows you to sign in to multiple Google accounts in the same browser. Multiple sign-in only works for Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Docs, Google Sites and Google Code, but it's likely that other Google services …
Discussion: GigaOM, Techie Buzz, The Next Web, Softpedia News, Erictric and Lifehacker, Thanks:arpitnext
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Finally! Use Multiple Google Accounts in One Browser
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Google Testing Multiple Account Sign In
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Google is trying out multiple account sign in for some users
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Google Quietly Testing Multiple Account Log-Ins
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
15 Million People Want iTunes in the Cloud — New research by the NPD group confirms a suspicion. Much of the world wants to see iTunes streaming their music from the cloud. And many will pay to make it happen. More »
Discussion: AppleInsider, mocoNews, The Next Web, 9 to 5 Mac and Cult of Mac
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Streaming iTunes: Everyone Wants It
Jonathan Christensen / Developer:
SkypeKit now available for Mac and Windows developers — A few weeks ago, we announced SkypeKit, a new software development kit that enables hardware and software makers to add Skype functionality to their devices and applications. At that time, we introduced a version of SkypeKit …
Discussion: Computerworld, CNET News, SlashGear and Erictric
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Skype's SDK arrives in beta for Windows, Mac
Chris Davies / SlashGear: SkypeKit SDK beta gains Windows and Mac support
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: SkypeKit Now Available for Mac and Windows