Ina Fried / CNET News:
Ballmer says Microsoft at work to rival iPad — REDMOND, Wash.—Acknowledging Apple's early success with the iPad, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer insisted Thursday that the software maker is hard at work on Windows-based tablets. — “They'll be shipping as soon as they are ready,” Ballmer said …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 Blog, PC World, The Loop, Softpedia News, Computerworld, 9 to 5 Mac, GottaBeMobile, TechFlash, Electronista, Silicon Alley Insider, Digital Daily, Yahoo! News, The Register, MobileContentToday, Electricpig.co.uk, Electronic Pulp, Pocket-lint, TechSpot, I4U News, AppleInsider, MacRumors, MacStories, The Huffington Post, Engadget, The Tech Herald …, Lockergnome Blog Network, Gizmodo and PE Hub Blog
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: The iPad caught Microsoft with its pants down
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Microsoft Vows Tablet Comeback, But When?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Ballmer says Apple's ‘sold more iPads’ …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Microsoft Totally Going to Make Things Happen in Tablets
Stan Schroeder / Yahoo! News: Ballmer on Tablets: We're Coming Full Guns
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Ballmer and Softies sacrifice sleep to catch iPad
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Ballmer Says iPad Competitor on the Way: Actually Had One in 1999 …
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: Samsung and LG to offer Android-based tablet PCs in Q3 and Q4 2010, respectively
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Ballmer: Windows tablets “job one urgency”
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Microsoft's Ballmer: We're coming full guns with iPad rivals
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Microsoft works hard on Windows Tablet says Ballmer
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Steve Ballmer: 'Apple sold more iPads than I'd like them to sell'
Cody Fink / MacStories: Steve Ballmer Disappointed at iPad Sales
Paul Miller / Engadget: Ballmer on iPad: 'they've sold certainly more than I'd like them to have sold'
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Steve Ballmer On iPad Sales: Not Happy
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion 7.29
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Steve Ballmer on the iPad: The transcript — “We'll talk about about slates and tablets and blah, blah, blah, blah.” Ballmer at the financial analysts meeting. No, those aren't the notes of a reporter who couldn't keep up. That “blah, blah, blah, blah” — taken from the official transcript …
Discussion: BaltTech, GottaBeMobile, Computerworld, Electronic Pulp and CNET News
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Microsoft's Steve Ballmer : Lots of talk, but no iPad competitor...yet
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Words, Words, Words: Ballmer Says Tablets are Job One Urgency
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Ballmer says tablets are a ‘job-one urgency’ for Microsoft
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: Microsoft's Ballmer reiterates: Windows 7 tablet PCs are on the way
Ina Fried / CNET News: Ballmer talks up Microsoft's consumer business
Quarup Barreirinhas / Google LatLong:
Rain or Snow, Now You Can See Weather in Google Earth — It's the middle of summer, but for those of us who long for the return of cold winter weather and warm cups of cocoa, throw on your favorite poncho and check out the weather in Google Earth 5.2. The latest version projects images …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Yahoo! News, ReadWriteWeb, Download Squad, Techland, Fast Company, Gizmodo, Newlaunches.com, Softpedia News, Pocket-lint, NewsGrange and WebProNews, Thanks:atul
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Stand Back There's A Hurricane Coming Through: Google Adds Weather …
Stan Schroeder / Yahoo! News: Google Earth Now Displays Real-Time Rain and Snow
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Earth Shows Real-Time Weather
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Google Earth now displays real-time weather
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Google Earth Now Shows Rain and Snow in Real Time
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Ask Google Earth Whether it's Raining or Snowing Right Now
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Now it Rains and Snows in Google Earth
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Earth Starts To Depict Rain, Snow
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
An Open iPhone App Market That Doesn't Require Jailbreaking... And Which Apple Can't Stop — In all of the fuss, hype and obsession over the iPhone/iPad app store, people seem to forget that when the iPhone first launched, it had no app store and no ability for third party developers to create native apps.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Facebook's IPO Waiting Game Gets a Little Longer. “Probably” Not Going Public in 2011 — Perennial question for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: When are you going public? Perennial answer: Someday, probably. But I'm not in a rush. — Now a new report from Bloomberg puts a finer point on it.
Discussion: All Facebook, Venture Capital Dispatch, CNET News, Silicon Alley Insider, Softpedia News, Erictric and DealBook
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg: Privacy Settings Hurt Site Engagement
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: Facebook IPO In 2010. No, 2011. No, 2012.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Facebook's IPO stalling: Are we even still surprised?
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: The Truth About Facebook Revenues, User Numbers, And Its IPO
Eric Calouro / Erictric: Facebook IPO Delayed Until 2012
Facebook Said to Put Off IPO Until 2012 to Buy Time for Growth
Facebook Said to Put Off IPO Until 2012 to Buy Time for Growth
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, TechCrunch, Techie Buzz, Yahoo! News, Reuters, DailyFinance, Go Rumors and GMSV
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Facebook: No IPO Before 2012?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Bloomberg: No Facebook IPO Before 2012, Probably
Tehseen Baweja / Techie Buzz: Should Facebook Really Wait Till 2012 For An IPO?
Stan Schroeder / Yahoo! News: Facebook May Put Off IPO Until 2012 [REPORT]
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters: Facebook may postpone IPO to 2012: report
Melly Alazraki / DailyFinance: Facebook IPO Reportedly Put Off Until 2012
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Facebook IPO May Happen Only In 2012
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Quoted: Facebook ‘maybe attending’ 2012 IPO
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Major Corporations Are Downloading Those 100 Million Facebook Profiles off BitTorrent — Remember that torrent yesterday that contained the personal information off of 100 million scraped Facebook profiles? I thought it was strange that the guy didn't sell this information, since many companies would be interested.
Discussion: Fast Company, msnbc.com, THINQ.co.uk, TechCrunch Europe, 9 to 5 Mac and Thoughts from the Sidelines
Helen A.S. Popkin / msnbc.com: Another ugly reminder to check your Facebook settings — NOW!
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe: Why did someone at the BBC download 100 million Facebook profiles?
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple torrented 100 million Facebook accounts
Kevin / The Official Lookout Blog:
Update and Clarification of Analysis of Mobile Applications at Blackhat 2010 — This week at Blackhat, we released the first findings from the App Genome Project. Our goal with this research is to help make people aware of the capabilities of mobile apps so that they can be vigilant while downloading.
Discussion: Inquirer, AndroidSPIN, Android Tapp, p2pnet, Digital Daily, internetnews.com, Gadget Lab, Geek.com, App Advice, Graham Cluley's blog, Digits, thebigmoney.com, V3.co.uk, Gadgetell, BetaNews, Neowin.net, Engadget, The Register, FierceMobileContent, Consumer Reports …, AndroidGuys, Google Watch, IntoMobile, TUAW, NBC Bay Area, VentureBeat and Daring Fireball, Thanks:dropalltables
Jolie Gendel / AndroidSPIN: Lookout Details! Android Security Alert
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: How's Apple's Walled Garden Look Now?
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Security Expert Details SAP Back Door Exploit
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Android App's Data Collection Raises Mobile-Security Questions
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: Android wallpaper app beams users' data to Chinese servers
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Report: iPhone Apps Can Access Contact Information
Spencer Ante / Digits: Google Disables Android Apps Caught Collecting Personal Data
Chris Thompson / thebigmoney.com: Making Bank With Android ... and My Little Pony
Natesh Sood / Gadgetell: Over a million Android users affected by malicious app
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Researchers find 80 different Android wallpaper apps skimming sensitive data
Curtis Green / Neowin.net: Phone applications giving away your private information
John Leyden / The Register: ‘Suspicious’ Android wallpaper app nabs user data
Consumer Reports Electronics Blog: Daily Dispatch: Groupon ramps up personalization; Google Alarm helps …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Downloaded Jackeey Wallpaper for Android? …
Steven Sande / TUAW: Why Apple's “walled garden” is a good idea
Scott Budman / NBC Bay Area: How Your Wallpaper Can Steal Your Data
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Android wallpaper app that steals your data was downloaded by millions
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Researchers: Android Wallpaper App Shows “No Evidence Of Malicious Behavior”
Researchers: Android Wallpaper App Shows “No Evidence Of Malicious Behavior”
Discussion: Lifehacker, ReadWriteWeb, Neowin.net and Fortune
Owen Williams / Neowin.net: Rogue Android app steals data while showing pretty pictures
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Android wallpapers sent information to China?
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
The Real Cost of Netflix Streaming is the Movie, Not the Bandwidth — Everyone knows that Netflix's future is in streaming, and as a result, the company is investing heavily in titles for its Watch Instantly service. But a closer look at Netflix's financials underscore how the Internet …
Discussion: DSLreports, Fast Company, Digital Society, Hacking NetFlix, CableTechTalk and CNET News, Thanks:whataboutbob
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: How Netflix Scores Top Movies and TV for Streaming
Paul Rodriguez / CableTechTalk: “I'm a substitute for another guy...”
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Netflix delights studios with big checks
Antony Bruno / Billboard.Biz:
Sources: Spotify Reboots U.S. Label Negotiations — Spotify's licensing negotiations with the major music labels have reverted back to square one, Billboard.biz has learned from multiple sources. — Having failed to persuade the major record labels to go along with its vision for a U.S. version …
Discussion: Fast Company, MediaMemo, Softpedia News, Erictric and Yahoo! News, more at Mediagazer »
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: The Spotify Song Has a Familiar Chorus: US Launch Talks Back to “Square One”
Jolie O'Dell / Yahoo! News: Spotify in the U.S. Faces More Delays [REPORT]
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In April, Apple Ditched Google And Skyhook In Favor Of Its Own Location Databases — As you're undoubtedly aware, location is one of the hottest fields out there right now. Startups, services, devices, and advertisers are all hovering around it. As you're also likely well aware, Apple likes to be in control of their own devices.
Discussion: AppleInsider, blogs.telegraph.co.uk, 9 to 5 Mac, Wi-Fi Networking News, TiPb, All Points Blog and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Apple and Google have different but logical location strategies
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Apple Booted Skyhook, Google Location Services in iOS 4
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog: iOS 4 Hardware Uses Apple's Own Wifi Database for Location
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: So, Who's Going To Buy Skyhook Wireless Now That Apple's Out? …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Inside Story: Flipboard's Crazy Launch And Its Plan To Save Media — Flipboard is a beautiful iPad app that looks at the content your friends are sharing on Twitter and Facebook and reformats it into a digital, interactive magazine. — The consumer reaction to the app since its launch …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Barnes & Noble Planning Big Push to Increase Nook Sales — BARNES & NOBLE customers are about to see a lot more of the Nook. — In September, the chain will begin an aggressive promotion of its Nook e-readers by building 1,000-square-foot boutiques in all of its stores, with sample Nooks …
Discussion: Technologizer, Velocity, Electronista, FierceMobileContent and Gizmodo
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Barnes & Noble Doubles Down on the Nook
Elizabeth Woyke / Velocity: Sony's Response To New Kindle: Not Chasing “Cheapest E-Reader” Title
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Nook's Kindle Counterpunch: The Hands-On Approach
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
It's As If The iPhone 4 Was Created For DailyBooth; Their App Will Prove It — Even if not everyone will admit it, everyone likes taking pictures of themselves. I suspect it's the not-so-secret reason why users are addicted to DailyBooth — the service which asks you to take pictures of yourself …
Discussion: App Advice
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Macworld's Cover Shot With iPhone 4
Michael V. Copeland / Fortune:
Google: The search party is over — Yes, the company is still growing at rates that would be the envy of the rest of the Fortune 500. But its core business is slowing, its stock is down, its Android mobile platform generates scant revenue, and competition (hello, Facebook) is fierce.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, the Econsultancy blog, Daily Patricia, TechFlash and Data Mining, Thanks:srikardhanakoti
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Fortune Magazine comes to the iPad
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Google: the search party ain't over
John Cook / TechFlash: Report: Google at a crossroads
Matthew Hurst / Data Mining: Google, Microsoft and Cash Cows
Staska / Unwired View:
Apple starts patenting mobile app ideas — By now most of must us have heard about the problems U.S. patent system is facing. With software and business model patents, patent trolls and lawsuits, and patented things like one-click buying online. — Well, if Apple has it's way, things are about to get much worse.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Apple Patents Travel, Hotel and Fashion Applications
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
EVO 4G's Android 2.2 update starts trickling out tomorrow, loads of new features and fixes in store? (update: official for August 3rd!) — We're not certain that this date is going to hold — things like this have an uncanny tendency to slip at the last possible moment …
Discussion: Computerworld, community.sprint.com, Inquirer, Technologizer, Boy Genius Report, Gizmodo, Softpedia News, eWeek, I4U News, IntoMobile, Phone Arena, Smartphones …, Electronic Pulp, Fone Arena, Android Phone Fans, PC World, MobileCrunch, Google Android News …, SlashGear, AndroidGuys, BriefMobile, Thoughts from the Sidelines, DroidDog Android Blog, Android and Me, Neowin.net, Unwired View, Erictric, DailyTech, AndroidSPIN, Android Community, Gadgetell, MobileBurn.com, Crave, Electronista, GeekSugar and PhoneNews.com
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Froyo coming to Evo on Tuesday, Sprint confirms
David Neal / Inquirer: HTC will start Android 2.2 updates this weekend
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: EVO 4G to Get Android 2.2
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: HTC blessing European Desire owners with Android 2.2 this weekend
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Froyo Update for European HTC Desires Will Turn On 720p Recording this Weekend
Clint Boulton / eWeek: HTC Evo 4G to Get Android 2.2 Aug. 3
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Android 2.2 Froyo comes to HTC EVO 4G on August 3rd
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Sprint HTC EVO 4G Froyo update rolling out next week
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: Sprint to offer official Android 2.2 update for HTC Evo 4G users starting August 3
Asad Rafi / Fone Arena: Sprint EVO 4G getting Android 2.2 on August 3
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Android 2.2 for the EVO 4G is Officially Coming August 3rd
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: Sprint EVO 4G To Get 2.2 Update On August 3rd
Scott Young / Google Android News Android Forums: Sprint officially confirms EVO getting Froyo on 8/3
Stephen Tenerowicz / AndroidGuys: Sprint to Begin Rolling Out Android 2.2 to HTC EVO 4G Owners on August 3rd
Kenneth Pennington / BriefMobile: HTC EVO 4G - Android 2.2 Tomorrow
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: HTC EVO 4G Android 2.2 OTA Expected To Arrive August 1st …
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Sprint and HTC show others how Android updates are done
Owen Williams / Neowin.net: HTC Evo to get Android 2.2 August 3rd
Vlad Bobleanta / Unwired View: Sprint HTC EVO 4G to get Froyo starting tomorrow
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Sprint to Update HTC EVO 4G to Android 2.2 Tomorrow?
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: HTC EVO 4G Android 2.2 Update Coming Next Week
Alex Smith / AndroidSPIN: HTC Evo 4G To Receive Froyo Tomorrow?
Jason Howell / Crave: The gadget blog: Android Atlas Weekly 9: Data theft disguised as a wallpaper (podcast)
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Sprint Rolling Out Android 2.2 for EVO 4G Next Tuesday
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Y Combinator's Paul Graham: Say goodbye to traditional venture rounds — Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham today offered an overview of how he has seen the angel and startup world evolve in the last year. Among other trends, he argued that the traditionally structured venture round is becoming irrelevant.
Discussion: A VC, CNNMoney.com, TechCrunch and GigaOM
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Dave McClure Files For $30 Million Venture Fund: 500 Startups
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Intel Wins Ruling in Antitrust Class-Action Case — Intel Corp. won a key ruling in a suit against the company on behalf of computer buyers, which found no evidence that consumers have been hurt by the company's discounting practices in the market for computer chips.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Electronista, ZDNet and Computerworld
Marc Ferranti / Computerworld: Intel wins key ruling in class-action suit
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Facebook: No Plans To Give Search Engines Access To Facebook Questions — That's one of the big questions people are asking after yesterday's launch of Facebook Questions. While many have assumed the answer would be “yes,” a Facebook spokesperson tells us that assumption is wrong.
Discussion: The Next Web, Search Engine Watch and MediaPost, Thanks:mattmcgee
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: 6 ways to get your burning questions answered online
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Ask And Facebook Shall Receive
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Copia Plans Low-Cost 7″ And 10″ Tablets As Well As E-Ink Devices — Just a couple hours ago, news broke of the $99 Copia Wave5 e-reader, or tablet, or whatever you want to call a 5″ LCD-based device focused on reading. That isn't the extent of the lineup, however …
Discussion: TeleRead, The Toybox Blog, Go Rumors and TechCrunch
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Wave of lower cost e-readers coming: are they all junk?
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Copia Wave5 eReader Price And Features Review
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Software Firms Overwhelmingly Against Patents — There's been plenty of talk about whether or not software patents should be legal, and one of the “debates” we often run into in the comments is over whether or not the “software industry” really believes in patents or not.
Jonathan E. Skillings / CNET News:
Best Buy to offer Clearwire 4G service — Best Buy is beefing up its recently launched wireless broadband service in a deal with 4G provider Clearwire. — Through its Best Buy Connect service, which debuted just a few weeks ago, the electronics retailer plans to offer customers a new 4G tier starting in 2011.
Discussion: Reuters, Boy Genius Report, Dow Jones Newswires, Liliputing, Ubergizmo and SlashGear
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Best Buy signs deal with Clearwire, to offer Best Buy branded WiMax plans
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Best Buy Connect to offer CLEAR WiMAX 4G service