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.
Discussion: DSLreports, Techlicious Blog …, MobileCrunch and Pulse2
Karl Bode / DSLreports: AT&T Nabs New Blackberry Torch Exclusive
Suzanne Kantra / Techlicious Blog and New Articles: Torch: The Best BlackBerry Ever - But is it Enough?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: BlackBerry Torch To Sell On AT&T For $199.99 On August 12
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Torch 9800 hands on — We wrapped up the RIM and AT&T event with some hands on time with the just-announced though hardly-a-secret BlackBerry Torch 9800. Here are some first impressions: — The hardware (casing, build quality, feel) is typical RIM — it's great.
Discussion: Technologizer, Digital Daily, Silicon Alley Insider, Cult of Mac, Edible Apple and Electronista
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: BlackBerry Torch First Impressions: Fresh But Familiar, Indeed
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: RIM Plays Catch-Up, but Can It Cut the Mustard?
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Early Reviews of Blackberry Torch and New OS: “Old, Clunky, Uninspired”
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: eWeek, Technologizer, Computerworld, blogs.ft.com, internetnews.com, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Inquirer, Fortune, Engadget, Tech Trader Daily, Gadget Lab, msnbc.com, Ars Technica, IntoMobile, Boy Genius Report, Lockergnome Blog Network, PC World, Tech Eye, BetaNews, Electronista, TechSpot, GottaBeMobile, Erictric, Black Web 2.0, Bloomberg and 9 to 5 Mac
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone Bright Spots …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: RIM and AT&T: The Love Affair Blossoms
Barbara Krasnoff / Computerworld: First look: RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800 could light your fire
Paul Taylor / blogs.ft.com: BlackBerry Torch keeps RIM in smartphone contention
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: RIM Adds Touch in Latest BlackBerry Release
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog: RIM rolls out BlackBerry Torch with touch screen and slide-out keyboard
Madeline Bennett / Inquirer: RIM launches the Blackberry Torch 9800
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Blackberry Torch: The Palm Pre-berry?
Nilay Patel / Engadget: BlackBerry Torch first hands-on! (update: video)
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: RIMM: Will Developers Support BlackBerry OS 6?
Eliot Van Buskirk / Gadget Lab: Research In Motion Bites Back With BlackBerry Torch
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: Underwhelming BlackBerry spells doom for RIM
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 site goes live a little early
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Will The RIM Blackberry Torch Be Able To Singe The iPhone And Android?
Tom Spring / PC World: BlackBerry 9800 ‘Torch’ Makes Early Accidental Debut
Dean Wilson / Tech Eye: RIM unveils BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry 6
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: RIM debuts its first slider, BlackBerry 6 device: Torch 9800
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: RIM launches BlackBerry 6 platform, BlackBerry Torch 9800
Eric Calouro / Erictric: RIM and AT&T Unveil The BlackBerry Torch Smartphone
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: TechCrunch, IntoMobile, Engadget, TUAW, Stowe Boyd, Erictric, Edible Apple, Computerworld, NewTeeVee, Technologizer, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, App Advice, Cult of Mac, MacRumors, FierceMobileContent, everythingiCafe, VatorNews, Silicon Alley Insider, Electronista, O'Grady's PowerPage, AppleInsider, Softpedia News, Techland, TiPb, 9 to 5 Mac, MediaMemo, Gizmodo, Ubergizmo, bizjournals, iLounge and iClarified, more at Mediagazer »
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The Cloud Is Nice For Music, But Vital For Video
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple iTunes in cloud could be delayed
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple's Lala music team working on video streaming service for 2010 launch?
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Cloud-based iTunes will be “modest in scope”
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Cloud-Based iTunes Delayed, Will Not Offer Significant Features
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple v. Google: Why iPhone can beat Android
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Apple Pushes Forward With Streaming Video Plans
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Lala's Lost, But is it Missed?
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Cloud-based iTunes? Not for a while, it seems.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iTunes In The Cloud To Take Some Time, First Focus On Video
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Cloud iTunes Launch To Be “Limited In Scope”
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Apple's iTunes cloud music service in limbo
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Lala To Go Video Streaming?
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: Why did Apple vaporize Lala?
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumored Apple streaming service encountering delays, limited version …
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iTunes cloud-based music taking a back seat to streaming video?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: ITunes in the Cloud Is Still MIA, May Stay That Way
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple refocusing Lala tech on cloud-based video?
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Cloud-based iTunes could be about the video, not the music
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: Fortune, CNET News, The Register, Computerworld, Neowin.net, Lifehacker, Geek.com, Startup Meme, Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, Softpedia News, Engadget, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Download Squad and GeekSugar, Thanks:arpitnext
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google multiple account sign in coming
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Google rolling out multi-account sign-in to users
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Google enables (some) multiple account sign-ins
Rick Broida / Computerworld: Sign Into Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously
Owen Williams / Neowin.net: Google finally enables multiple account sign-in
Snappingleather / Lifehacker: Create a Better Emergency Contact Number with Google Voice
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Google starts rolling out multiple account sign-ins
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Google Officially Enables Multiple Account Signin For Gmail
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Google Multiple Account Log-In Is a Go
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Begins Offering Multiple Account Sign-in
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Google's multiple account sign-in is finally here!
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Multiple Account Sign-In for Google Available (for some)
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Google begins rolling out multiple account sign-in
Motorola and Verizon team up for TV tablet — Motorola is developing a digital tablet device that will allow users to watch television on it, as the US mobile phone group attempts to chip away at a market established by Apple's popular iPad. — The device, which will have a 10-inch screen …
Discussion: CNET News, Technologizer, Silicon Alley Insider, Digital Daily, Android Phone Fans, Electronista, eHomeUpgrade and Engadget
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Report: Motorola, Verizon prepping media tablet
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: A FIOS TV Tablet From Motorola?
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Android Powered Motorola Tablet with Verizon Wireless / FiOS TV …
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Motorola-Verizon tablet will have FiOS TV, ten-inch screen?
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: Fast Company, BBC, Indecision Forever, Techdirt, techPresident, Mashable!, The Register, Softpedia News, Boing Boing, WebNewser and Gawker
Austin Carr / Fast Company: FBI Flashes Badge at Wikipedia, Ignores the Internet
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: FBI Claims Wikipedia Can't Display Its Logo
Nancy Scola / techPresident: The FBI's Battle Against High-Res
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: Wikipedia Gets Catty in Legal Dispute Over F.B.I. Seal
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
Jim Newell / Gawker: FBI Demands Its Logo Be Removed From Wikipedia
Chris Pendleton / Bing Maps Blog:
Bing's Bringing Sexy Maps — Over the last few weeks a few of you lucky ducks got to experience a new map type we were flighting. Around 10% of users were seeing our new maps in all its aesthetic glory. Today, we're releasing it to everyone. The new map type has two experiences …
Discussion: Screenwerk, LiveSide.net, The Microsoft Blog, AppScout, Search Engine Land, Ars Technica, The Next Web, istartedsomething and ResourceShelf
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: I'm Too Sexy For Bing Maps
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft refreshes Bing Maps interface
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Bing Maps Launches New User Interface
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Bing Maps gets taxi fare calculator
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: New features in Bing Maps: OpenStreetMap, taxi fare calculator …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Security Breach Gives Complete Access to Your iPhone — Right now, if you visit a web page and load a simple PDF file, you may give total control of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to a hacker. The security bug affects all iOS 4 devices and the iPad. — The vulnerability is easily exploitable.
Discussion: CNET News, Between the Lines Blog, ReadWriteEnterprise, VentureBeat, Hardware 2.0 Blog, I4U News, MacStories, Cult of Mac, The Huffington Post, [digdog dig]; and Phones Review, Thanks:j0hnstr337
Erica Ogg / CNET News: iPhone jailbreak could double as security hole
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple security bug gives hackers access to your iPhone or iPad by viewing a PDF
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are all wide open to hackers
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: JailbreakMe raises iPhone Security Concerns
Federico Viticci / MacStories: How To Prevent iOS From Automatically Loading PDFs [Vulnerability]
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Fix iPhone 4′s Jailbreak Security Hole [How To]
Gizmodo Com / The Huffington Post: Apple Security Breach Could Give Complete Access To Your iPhone, iPad
Antonio Garcia-Martinez / AdGrok:
New York will always be a tech backwater, I don't care what Chris Dixon or Ron Conway or Paul Graham say — Last Tuesday, legendary tech investor Ron Conway addressed the glop-eating masses at Y Combinator during our usual Tuesday illustrious-speaker dinner.
Discussion: Stowe Boyd
Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
Why Checking Into Foursquare With Your Phone in Your Pocket Won't Always Work — Updating your location in the background on mobile apps is gaining momentum as a use-case, most recently with an app allowing you to Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Techcrunch Com / The Huffington Post: Check In On Foursquare Without Taking Out Your Phone
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket
Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket
Discussion: App Advice, NewsGrange, Telegraph, TUAW and Silicon Alley Insider
Scott Grizzle / App Advice: Check-Ins Without The Check-In
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: What's the Point of Checking In?
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: New app automates Foursquare ‘check-ins’
Steven Sande / TUAW: Found footage: Automate Foursquare with Future Checkins
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Is Verizon lying about the Droid's capabilities? — Yesterday, Verizon made it clear that while the original Droid would be getting Android 2.2, it would not be getting one of Android 2.2′s most coveted features: WiFi HotSpot. In other words, you wouldn't be able to flip a switch …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Electronista
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Skype founders launch mobile subscription music service — Skype, Kazaa, and Joost creators Janus Friis with Niklas Zennström launched Rdio on Tuesday, aiming to offer an inexpensive way to provide unlimited streaming music from mobile phones. In addition, the service would allow users …
Discussion: paidContent, SiliconANGLE and USA Today
Robert Andrews / paidContent: In Unlimited-Music Race, Rdio Beats Spotify To U.S. Launch
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Music subscription service Rdio launches
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Spotify Who? Rdio Launches In The US And Canada, Lands More Indie Music Deals
Spotify Who? Rdio Launches In The US And Canada, Lands More Indie Music Deals
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, Macworld, Ars Technica, Fast Company, Future Tense, Digital Trends, IntoMobile, Pulse2, Technologizer, Mashable!, GigaOM, Lifehacker, VentureBeat, Softpedia News and Rdio Blog
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog: A new kind of online Rdio
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Rdio now open to all, streams music to any device
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Rdio Enters U.S. Cloud Music Game, As Apple Re-Aims Lala at iPad, New Apple TV
John Moe / Future Tense: RDIO BECOMES OPEN TO ALL
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Rdio Music Service: Mobile, Social, and Impressive-and Now Open to Everybody
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Rdio's Unlimited Music-Streaming Service Opens to the Public
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM: Rdio Now Broadcasting to Everyone: Here's How it Stacks Up
Jessica Chung / VentureBeat: Music service Rdio opens to public with $4.99 subscpriptions
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 …
Discussion: Tech Sanity Check, Appolicious Advisor, PC World, GottaBeMobile, TiPb, iThinkDifferent, VentureBeat, Softpedia News, dailywireless.org, CNET News, The Tech Report, Macworld, AppleInsider, TheAppleBlog, MacRumors, Digital Daily, 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW, Boy Genius Report, Daring Fireball, everythingiCafe and MacDailyNews
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: Apple: We're No. 3, We're No. 3! — Thanks to the iPad, Apple …
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: The Numbers Game — Numbers, we got numbers! Headlines blare!
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Counting iPad, Apple is 3rd largest portable computer maker
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple now the No. 3 notebook PC company — if you include the iPad
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Smartphones: 25%, Android Growing Fast
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
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
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple No. 3 in Mobile Market (If iPads Are Included)
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Deutsche Bank says Apple is king of the PC industry
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: What Happens to Market Share Numbers If You Count the iPad as a Portable Computer?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: If You Count The iPad, Apple 3rd In Laptop Market
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
‘Start-up King’ Mike Cassidy strikes Silicon Valley gold — SAN FRANCISCO — Entrepreneurs rarely succeed in Silicon Valley— much less repeat success. — Twice was the charm for Steve Jobs (Apple and Pixar) and Marc Andreessen (Netscape and Loudcloud). Jim Clark achieved a trifecta (Silicon Graphics, Netscape, Healtheon).
Web attack knows where you live — The attack exploits the way routers handle requests for ID information — One visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a person's home, a security expert has shown. — The attack, thought up by hacker Samy Kamkar …
Discussion: dantynan's blog, p2pnet, The Next Web, gHacks Technology News and All Points Blog
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Hacker can trick Google into giving out your location
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog: Using Google Location Databases for Evil
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
How Apple's App Store Censoring Process Works — Minutes after telling you about Funny Shoppers—an iPhone application that showcases the trashiest of Walmart's clientele—Apple deleted it from their store. It wasn't a surprise. What happened before and after shows how arbitrary their app censoring process is.
David K / Mobility Digest:
Microsoft Continues To Screw Up HTML Email In WP7 — Raise your hand if you've used Windows Mobile and thought that it's ridiculous that every time you get an html email with embedded images that you need to press somewhere to get the content. And of course if you're offline that means no soup for you.
Discussion: IntoMobile, WMExperts, Mobility Site, Gadgetell and WMPoweruser.com
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Microsoft cripples images within Windows Phone 7 HTML email
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Scholars Build Blog-to-eBook Tool in One Week — Twelve digital humanities scholars walk into a barn-raising... It's not the opening line of a witty joke you try to deliver at your next tenure-track job interview. — This past week, a dozen scholars participated in the One Week One Tool workshop …
Discussion: Wired Campus and The Atlantic Online
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Academics Build Blog-to-eBook Publishing Tool in One Week
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: Cult of Mac and broadstuff
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Chart of Day: Apple Compared To Other IT Giants
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Back to the (Walled Wide) Web Future
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: VentureBeat, ChannelWeb and 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]
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's LightSwitch: Building business apps for Web, PCs and cloud — Microsoft's “KittyHawk” — a rapid-application-development tool targeted at fledgling coders who are interested in building business applications — now has an official name: Visual Studio LightSwitch.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Computerworld, Channel 9, The Register and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft turns on Visual Studio LightSwitch
Dan Fernandez / Channel 9: Jay Schmelzer: Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Visual Studio suits up for business apps
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Turns On the LightSwitch for Non-Programmers
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Microsoft teases something ‘flat’ and ‘touchy’ — Microsoft Hardware was a bit of a late-comer to Twitter, but it sure is making up for lost time — it's just posted a pair of intriguing tweets teasing as yet unannounced product. The first is simply the phrase “Don't be so touchy …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, TechFlash, Techland, The Tech Report, Erictric, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report and iClarified
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft hints at copying an Apple device...but which?
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Microsoft teases new, ‘touchy’ device
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Microsoft Hardware Teases of New Touchy and Flat Device on Twitter
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: What Is Microsoft's Mysterious Black Nub?
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft Hardware Team tweets, teases of new hardware