Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple's plan for Lala cloudier than ever — SAN FRANCISCO—A speedy launch of an iTunes cloud-music service hasn't materialized the way many at the large record companies expected. — The thinking among some music insiders was that once Apple acquired the proper music licenses …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, App Advice, ReadWriteWeb, Engadget, Silicon Alley Insider, Computerworld, VatorNews, MacRumors, The Next Web, Edible Apple, Softpedia News, O'Grady's PowerPage, Techland, AppleInsider, FierceMobileContent, 9 to 5 Mac, TiPb, Electronista, Gizmodo, everythingiCafe, iLounge, MediaMemo, Ubergizmo and bizjournals
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Apple Pushes Forward With Streaming Video Plans
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iTunes In The Cloud To Take Some Time, First Focus On Video
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple's Lala music team working on video streaming service for 2010 launch?
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple v. Google: Why iPhone can beat Android
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: Why did Apple vaporize Lala?
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Cloud-based iTunes? Not for a while, it seems.
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumored Apple streaming service encountering delays, limited version …
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Apple's iTunes cloud music service in limbo
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iTunes cloud-based music taking a back seat to streaming video?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Lala To Go Video Streaming?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple refocusing Lala tech on cloud-based video?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: ITunes in the Cloud Is Still MIA, May Stay That Way
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com:
BlackBerry Torch for AT&T: available August 12 for $199.99 … It may have been outed early a couple of times this morning, but now the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is officially official, complete with pricing and availability. The Torch will be available on AT&T beginning August 12th for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
RIM attempts to create Apple-like buzz with BlackBerry Torch event — In an uncharacteristic move, Research in Motion held a media event Tuesday in New York City to generate buzz for its new BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone, an AT&T handset with a multi-touch screen and slide-out keyboard.
Discussion: TechCrunch, IntoMobile, Boy Genius Report, Engadget and Erictric
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 site goes live a little early
Nilay Patel / Engadget: BlackBerry Torch first hands-on! (update: video)
Eric Calouro / Erictric: RIM and AT&T Unveil The BlackBerry Torch Smartphone
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Multiple Sign-in, Now Available — Google is rolling out a feature I mentioned in a previous post: signing in to multiple Google accounts simultaneously from the same browser. When you go to the Google accounts page, you might see a new option: “multiple sign-in”.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Download Squad, Lifehacker, Softpedia News, The Next Web, Gizmodo, Geek.com and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:arpitnext
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Begins Offering Multiple Account Sign-in
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Google begins rolling out multiple account sign-in
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Google's multiple account sign-in is finally here!
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Google Multiple Account Log-In Is a Go
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Google starts rolling out multiple account sign-ins
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Multiple Account Sign-In for Google Available (for some)
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
With iPad, Apple is No. 3 in portables — If you count tablets as notebook PCs, Apple just passed Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell — Click to enlarge. Source: Deutsche Bank — Apple is usually considered an also-ran in the global PC market. — But the chart at right …
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: Apple: We're No. 3, We're No. 3! — Thanks to the iPad, Apple …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple now the No. 3 notebook PC company — if you include the iPad
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: The Numbers Game — Numbers, we got numbers! Headlines blare!
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Counting iPad, Apple is 3rd largest portable computer maker
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: iPad pushes Apple into top mobile ranks
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Apple is the third-biggest notebook vendor... if you count the iPad
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Deutsche Bank says Apple is king of the PC industry
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple No. 3 in Mobile Market (If iPads Are Included)
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: iPad launches Apple to 3rd place in mobile PC market share
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iPad Drives Apple to Third Place Among Global Portable Computer Manufacturers
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: If You Count The iPad, Apple 3rd In Laptop Market
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: What Happens to Market Share Numbers If You Count the iPad as a Portable Computer?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket — Heavy Foursquare users, you have a new app to get immediately. Future Checkin is an app that allows you to check-in to your favorite Foursquare venues automatically when you're near them.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
WikiLeaks must be stopped — Let's be clear: WikiLeaks is not a news organization; it is a criminal enterprise. Its reason for existence is to obtain classified national security information and disseminate it as widely as possible — including to the United States' enemies.
Discussion: ZDNet, Softpedia News, ZDNet Australia, Newsweek, Slashdot, New York Times and CBS News, more at Mediagazer »
David Gewirtz / ZDNet: Should America tolerate Wikileaks or destroy it like any other …
Declan McCullagh / ZDNet Australia: Growing calls for Wikileaks to be shut down
Lara Logan / CBS News: Wikileaks Documents Tell the Wrong Story
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Wikileaks draws criticism, censorship threats
Wikileaks draws criticism, censorship threats
Discussion: Geek.com, ArabCrunch English and p2pnet
Andy Carvell / Geek.com: Wikileaks posts 1.4GB mystery file
Gaith Saqer / ArabCrunch English: US Congressman Calls For the Execution of WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Here's how much data 3G FaceTime uses — Many people are curious to know how much data FaceTime over 3G actually uses. We put two iPhone 4s to the test, one running FaceTime over 3G, and took before and after screenshots of the data. As you will see, if you do the math …
George Ou / Digital Society: iPhone FaceTime bandwidth gets measured
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: iPhone 4 3G Face Time: How much data is used?
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: How to Get iPhone 4 FaceTime Working Over 3G
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: FaceTime Over 3G on Jailbroken iPhone 4
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Reason to Jailbreak Your iPhone: Use FaceTime Video Chat, Anywhere You Want
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: My3G allows iPhone 4 FaceTime calls over 3G
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: FaceTime over 3G possible with JailBreakMe
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: How Much Data Does FaceTime Burn Over 3G
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: The Data Usage Of 3G FaceTime
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: FaceTime No More WiFi Only - Comes To 3G Via My3G For iPhones
Jeremy Sikora / TiPb: iPhone 4 jailbreak enables FaceTime over 3G
Federico Viticci / MacStories: FaceTime Over 3G Is Now Possible
Sebastien / iPhone Download Blog: My3G Allows FaceTime on 3G
Charles Starrett / iLounge: iPhone 4 jailbreak hack enables FaceTime over 3G
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Big is Amazon's Cloud Computing Business? Find Out — It goes without saying that with its array of web services, Amazon has transformed the computing landscape and nurtured what is generically known as the cloud computing industry. By turning expensive storage and computing hardware …
Discussion: Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, Thanks:aktiwary
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: How Big is Amazon's Cloud Computing Business? Find Out [GigaOm]
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Spotify Who? Rdio Launches In The US And Canada, Lands More Indie Music Deals — It's been two months to the day since Rdio launched in the States - check out Erick's review if you're interested in learning more about the (awesome) social music service. — But until today …
Discussion: Fast Company, Technologizer, paidContent, Future Tense, USA Today, Mashable!, VentureBeat, Softpedia News, GigaOM, Lifehacker and Rdio Blog
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Rdio Enters U.S. Cloud Music Game, As Apple Re-Aims Lala at iPad, New Apple TV
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Rdio Music Service: Mobile, Social, and Impressive-and Now Open to Everybody
Robert Andrews / paidContent: In Unlimited-Music Race, Rdio Beats Spotify To U.S. Launch
John Moe / Future Tense: RDIO BECOMES OPEN TO ALL
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Music subscription service Rdio launches
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Rdio's Unlimited Music-Streaming Service Opens to the Public
Jessica Chung / VentureBeat: Music service Rdio opens to public with $4.99 subscpriptions
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM: Rdio Now Broadcasting to Everyone: Here's How it Stacks Up
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Status.net Gets $1.4M to Take Open-Source Twitter Into the Enterprise — Status.net, which distributes open-source microblogging software similar to Twitter, has closed a round of financing that it plans to use to take its services into the enterprise market.
Discussion: ReadWriteEnterprise, StatusNet and TechCrunch
Evan Prodromou / StatusNet: StatusNet Raises New Round of Investment Led by FirstMark Capital
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Open Source Microblogging Startup StatusNet Lands More Funding
Chris Pendleton / Bing:
Bing Maps Adds OpenStreetMap — OpenStreetMap (OSM) is the newest layer for Bing Maps and the newest Bing Map App in the gallery. The map app, dubbed simply, “OpenStreetMap” loads OSM maps as a new map style option. OpenStreetMap follows a similar concept as Wikipedia …
Discussion: LiveSide.net, ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Land, Bing Maps Blog and Softpedia News, Thanks:rawmeet
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb: Bing Adds Open Street Map
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: OpenStreetMap Layer Added To Bing Maps
Chris Pendleton / Bing Maps Blog: King of Bing Maps: Who Shall Be King?
John Schwartz / New York Times:
F.B.I., Challenging Use of Seal, Gets Back a Primer on the Law — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken on everyone from Al Capone to John Dillinger to the Unabomber. Its latest adversary: Wikipedia. — The bureau wrote a letter in July to the Wikimedia Foundation …
Discussion: The Register, Softpedia News, Boing Boing and WebNewser
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Wiki crew launch attack on FBI official seal bluster
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: FBI claims no-one may publish its seal
David Cohen / WebNewser: Sealed with a Dis? FBI, Wikipedia Spar Over Use of Seal
Nick Bilton / Bits:
No E-Books Allowed in This Establishment — A few weeks ago I decided to mosey over to a local Manhattan coffee shop for an afternoon cappuccino. — After placing my order I sat down at a table and pulled out my Amazon Kindle. — I barely made it a sentence into the e-book I was reading …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog and TeleRead, more at Mediagazer »
The end of Wintel — As Microsoft and Intel move apart, computing becomes multipolar — THEY were the Macbeths of information technology (IT): a wicked couple who seized power and abused it in bloody and avaricious ways. Or so critics of Microsoft and Intel used to say …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: The Economist on the State of the Wintel Alliance
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
You are not an eyeball: Why tracking is the ad biz's last gasp — Marketers are following you around on the Internet. They don't know your name but they know what you do, what you buy, where you buy it, what you're interested in, and more. The sites you visit collect this information …
Discussion: Salon and The Microsoft Blog, more at Mediagazer »
Dan Gillmor / Salon: For better privacy, create countermeasures
Sachin Agarwal / Sachin's Posterous:
Apple is run like a huge startup. The key to great products is small teams — One of my favorite and most-used iPhone apps is Apple's Remote app. It lets me remotely control iTunes, which is streaming to my living room stereo via an Airport Express. But why hasn't it been updated in over 8 months?
Discussion: MacRumors, App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, iLounge, Silicon Alley Insider and TiPb, Thanks:atul
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iPhone Remote App Is A One Man Job
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple's Remote App is made by just one man, AAPL start-up culture explained
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple Remote app developed by single employee
BlackBerry 6 coming to Bold and Pearl 3G, Storm left out — RIM as part of the BlackBerry Torch launch provided details of the upgrade plan for BlackBerry 6. The new OS will reach the Bold 9700, the Bold 9650 and the Pearl 3G as well as future devices. A timetable hasn't been set, but it should reach devices in the “months ahead.”
Discussion: Research in Motion, Boy Genius Report, Gizmodo and SlashGear
Marisa Conway / Research in Motion: RIM Unleashes BlackBerry 6
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800, $199 with two year contract, available August 12th
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: BlackBerry 6 OS Won't Grace Storm or Storm 2
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPad Reader Pulse Teams Up With Posterous To Make You A News Aggregator — Alphonso Labs' Pulse app for the iPad provides a beautiful way to read your favorite feeds. Unfortunately, compared to the newer entry Flipboard, it's not very socially personalized. An update tonight hopes to change that.
Discussion: Mashable!, Startup Meme, MacStories, The Official Posterous …, Guardian and The Next Web
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Pulse + Posterous = News Sharing Bliss
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Pulse Marries Posterous To Bring TechMeme Look Alike For iPad Readers
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Pulse Updated with Posterous Integration: It's About News Curation All Over Again
Sachin Agarwal / The Official Posterous Posterous: Pulse News teams with Posterous to make reading news more social
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Pulse adds Posterous integration
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Venture Capital Human Capital Report Examines Who Gets Funded — The private investment research firm CB Insights has released Part 1 of its Venture Capital Human Capital Report. Known for its quarterly reports tracking investment deal and dollar trends, today's report turns …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, CB Insights and Venture Capital Dispatch
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Latest Launch Brings China Closer to ‘GPS’ Of Its Own — At 5:30 on Sunday morning, the Chinese government fired a Long March 3A rocket into orbit. It carried a navigation satellite — the fifth in a planned constellation of 30 or more Beidou orbiters that Beijing hopes will soon rival America's Global Positioning System.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Sublets Huge Building From Google, Wants Startups To Move In — Google apparently has a lot of empty office space in Silicon Valley laying around under long term leases. One three story building - all 225,000 square feet of it - was just subleased by Google to AOL.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Echo Brings Comments To Your Homepage With Real-Time River — Echo, a comment platform with a strong focus on real-time, has launched the latest addition to its suite of products: the Real-Time River, which allows publishers to tie real-time comments directly into portions of their sites that are typically static.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Echo Blog, louisgray.com and The Next Web
Liva Judic / Search Engine Watch: News Picks: Echo River, Localeze & Tom Tom, A New ‘Decision Engine’ & More
Chris Saad / Echo Blog: Announcing Echo River
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Echo launches “River” to keep content flowing on the homepage