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: AppScout, The Next Web, Screenwerk, LiveSide.net, The Microsoft Blog, WebProNews, Search Engine Land, ResourceShelf and istartedsomething
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: New features in Bing Maps: OpenStreetMap, taxi fare calculator …
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: I'm Too Sexy For Bing Maps
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft refreshes Bing Maps interface
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Bing Maps Gets Interface Enhancements
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Bing Maps Launches New User Interface
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Bing Maps Re-Routed to Look Smarter and Calculate Your Cab Fare — Microsoft's Bing Maps, like Bing Search and Zune, is one of Microsoft's great underrated surprises. It may seem like a ripoff of a better-known product (in this case, Google Maps), and that's not entirely inaccurate, but it's also unfair.
Discussion: Techi.com, Gizmodo and Ars Technica
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Bing Maps Calculates Your Cab Tab
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Bing Maps gets taxi fare calculator
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: DontHateTheGeek, AT&T, Techlicious Blog …, IntoMobile, Boy Genius Report, MobileCrunch, DSLreports, CrackBerry.com blogs, PC World, Erictric, Pulse2 and Bloomberg
The Geek / DontHateTheGeek: Droid 2 release date?
Suzanne Kantra / Techlicious Blog and New Articles: Torch: The Best BlackBerry Ever - But is it Enough?
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 site goes live a little early
Karl Bode / DSLreports: AT&T Nabs New Blackberry Torch Exclusive
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: Official AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 Availability and Pricing Announced …
Tom Spring / PC World: BlackBerry 9800 ‘Torch’ Makes Early Accidental Debut
Eric Calouro / Erictric: RIM and AT&T Unveil The BlackBerry Torch Smartphone
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: BlackBerry Torch To Sell On AT&T For $199.99 On August 12
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Torch 9800 hands on
BlackBerry Torch 9800 hands on
Michael Gartenberg / SlashGear: Carrying a Torch for RIM - the Gartenberg Take
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Mission: Gain Consumers, Defend Enterprise
Eliot Van Buskirk / Gadget Lab: Research In Motion Bites Back With BlackBerry Torch
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Early Reviews of Blackberry Torch and New OS: “Old, Clunky, Uninspired”
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: RIM Plays Catch-Up, but Can It Cut the Mustard?
Paul Taylor / blogs.ft.com: BlackBerry Torch keeps RIM in smartphone contention
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: BlackBerry Torch First Impressions: Fresh But Familiar, Indeed
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: RIM Adds Touch in Latest BlackBerry Release
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: BlackBerry Torch: The Palm Pre-berry?
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com:
Underwhelming BlackBerry spells doom for RIM
Underwhelming BlackBerry spells doom for RIM
Discussion: Gizmodo, LAPTOP Mag and AppleInsider, Thanks:wjrothman
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: BlackBerry Torch Impressions: The BlackBerry, Weirdly Evolved
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: Fortune, Pocket-lint, Engadget, Android Phone Fans, IntoMobile, ChannelWeb, CrunchGear, Erictric, The Next Web, Laptops and Desktops Blog, Gizmodo, Technologizer, Silicon Alley Insider, Electronista, GottaBeMobile, Tech Trader Daily, Digital Daily, eHomeUpgrade, Crave and Gizmodo Australia, more at Mediagazer »
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Motorola to release Android TV Tablet with Verizon this Fall?
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Motorola-Verizon tablet will have FiOS TV, ten-inch screen?
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: More iPad camera evidence uncovered in Apple internal docs
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: New Motorola Tablet To Be 10″, Verizon and FiOS Related
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Verizon Wireless Working in Partnership With Motorola on 10-Inch Tablet
Sean Portnoy / Laptops and Desktops Blog: Motorola developing Android tablet for Verizon that includes TV …
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: We've heard rumors of Motorola and Verizon partnering …
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Motorola and Verizon Teaming Up for a Tablet?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: A FiOS TV Tablet From Motorola?
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Android Powered Motorola Tablet with Verizon Wireless / FiOS TV …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
It's official: Saudi Arabia bans BlackBerries — The rumors are true: Saudi Arabia has become the second country inside of a week to block access to Research in Motion's BlackBerry devices on grounds of national security. — The ban goes into effect on August 6 after a “grace period” …
Discussion: CNET News, BBC, Wall Street Journal and Engadget
Jenna Wortham / New York Times: BlackBerry Maker Resists Governments' Pressure
Mike Schackwitz / The Windows Blog:
The new Hotmail is now available to everyone! — Here at Hotmail, we've had quite a busy week! All of our customers are now upgraded. The majority of you got the new Hotmail just this past week, as we completed the rollout to over 350 million people in more than 220 countries around the world.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Softpedia News, LiveSide.net, Neowin.net and The Next Web
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: The New Hotmail Looks Great - And It's 3X as Popular as Twitter
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Hotmail completes rollout, makes changes
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: The new Hotmail has just rolled out for all.
Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing the new Search History link on Google — Have you ever tried to remember how to get back to a website that you found from a recent search? Today in the US, we're launching a new search history feature which helps you quickly get back to sites you've been to and see items …
Discussion: Erictric, Search Engine Journal, ReadWriteWeb, CNET News and The Next Web
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Introduces Search History for Mobile Devices
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Rolls Out New Search History Feature
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google Mobile Adds Search History, But So Much More is Possible
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Google mobile gets a Web search history tool
Josh Nguyen / Flickr Blog:
Welcome to your new photo page — After a few weeks in public preview, we're rolling out the new Flickr photo page to 100% of the Flickrverse. Our effort in this release focuses on two areas that will continue to make Flickr the very best place for your photos.
Discussion: Teens in Tech, The Next Web and 1001 Noisy Cameras, Thanks:rawmeet
Jake Smith / Teens in Tech: Flickr Launches New Photo Pages
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Flickr rolls out new photo page design to all users
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Once The Most Powerful Person In Search, Srinija Srinivasan Leaves Yahoo — Back in the mid-to-late 1990s, the most powerful person in search was arguably Yahoo's Srinija Srinivasan. If Yahoo's was the “gateway” to the web in the way some think Google is today, Srinivasan was the chief gatekeeper.
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal and ResourceShelf, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
True Ventures Invests In 19 Year Old Entrepreneur Brian Wong — When Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg took venture money from True Ventures in 2005 and others he was just 21 years old. Now the firm has invested in someone even younger - 19 year old Brian Wong.
Discussion: Teens in Tech
Daniel Brusilovsky / Teens in Tech: True Ventures Invests 200k Into kiip
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Acquires mSpoke For Its Recommendation Technology — Professional social network provider LinkedIn has acquired mSpoke, a small startup that aims to make media more relevant through recommendation technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
FOIA Denial All But Confirms FTC Probe of Apple's Anti-Adobe Rules — The Federal Trade Commission has nearly 200 pages of records related to a purported complaint by Adobe against Apple for banning iPhone developers from using its authoring tools to make iPhone apps.
Discussion: TeleRead and Boing Boing, Thanks:atul
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: More details on Connecticut agency pricing investigation
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Is FTC investigating Apple over “anti-Adobe” activity? FOIA denial suggests so.
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: TechFlash, Techland, Gizmodo, The Tech Report, 9 to 5 Mac, Erictric, Boy Genius Report, Electronista, Neowin.net, MSDN Blogs and iClarified
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: What Is Microsoft's Mysterious Black Nub?
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Microsoft teases new, ‘touchy’ device
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft hints at copying an Apple device...but which?
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Microsoft Hardware Teases of New Touchy and Flat Device on Twitter
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft Hardware Team tweets, teases of new hardware
Brenton Currie / Neowin.net: Microsoft teases mystery hardware
Steve Clayton / MSDN Blogs: Microsoft hardware teasing us
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone 4 unlock available now — It's the moment that many of you have been waiting for: the Dev-Team's ultrasn0w carrier unlock for iPhone 4 is out. You'll find version 1.0-1 of ultrasn0w in Cydia on jailbroken devices. If not, just add the repo666.ultrasn0w.com repository.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Cult of Mac and iPhone Download Blog
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone 4 Ultrasn0w carrier unlock released
Pete Mortensen / Cult of Mac: Breaking: Unlock for Jailbroken iOS 4 Phones Now Available!
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Chrome users: you can now drag and drop Gmail attachments to your desktop! — For quite some time, Gmail users in Chrome and Firefox have been able to drag and drop multiple attachments into the window to be sent, but that's where the fun stopped. If you wanted to download attachments …
Discussion: Gmail Blog, Erictric, Mashable! and Covering Web
Adam de Boor / Gmail Blog: Drag and drop attachments to save them to your desktop
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Launches New Drag, Drop, and Save Gmail Attachments Onto Desktop Feature
Ahmed Omar / Covering Web: Drag and Drop Attachments in Gmail with Chrome
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Barnes & Noble on the block: Will a sale help it versus Amazon? — Barnes & Noble has been under attack from Amazon for years whether it be the physical bookstore retail model, e-commerce or e-books and e-readers. Now the company is evaluating “strategic alternatives” including a possible sale.
Discussion: Business Wire, paidContent, Tech Trader Daily, Fast Company and Silicon Alley Insider
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Barnes & Noble on the Block? Get Ready, Amazon
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.
Erica Ogg / CNET News: iPhone jailbreak could double as security hole
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Brief Screen Tour of JailBreakMe on an iPhone 3G
Brenton Currie / Neowin.net: Jailbreak tool reveals possible security exploit in Apple's iOS
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: JailbreakMe raises iPhone Security Concerns
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
Gizmodo Com / The Huffington Post: Apple Security Breach Could Give Complete Access To Your iPhone, iPad
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Fix iPhone 4′s Jailbreak Security Hole [How To]
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: The Jailbreakme bigger issue: iOS is now wide open for security exploitations
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb: How to Secure the iPhone and iPad for the Enterprise
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: PDF Security Exploit Allows ‘JailbreakMe’ …
The Information That Is Needed to Identify You: 33 Bits — With more than 6.6 billion people in the world, it's easy to feel safely anonymous. — Many data collectors assure consumers that they don't collect or store personally identifiable information — things like full names, Social Security numbers or credit-card numbers.
Joseph Radford / Reuters:
Sharp plans to launch 3D smartphone this year — (Reuters) - Sharp Corp plans to take on Apple's iPhone by the end of the year, with the international launch of a smartphone featuring a 3D panel that can be viewed without special glasses, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Skyhook Will Take the Location Battle to Court — Skyhook Wireless took a beating recently as news surfaced that one of its flagship customers is now using its own location data rather than the database provided by the Boston-based startup. Skyhook, which maintains a collection …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Earth Used To Fine People With Pools, Again — “Under the table” pools may be the catalyst of the next technology revolution in government. During last February's economic collapse in Greece, the normally technophobic Greek government used Google Maps and Google Earth to find people …
Discussion: Lifehacker, Gadgetell and Gizmodo
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, eWeek and Electronista
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Verizon Denies Tethering, Hot Spot Features to Droid Customers
Don Reisinger / eWeek: Apple's Smartphone Dominance Is Over: 10 Reasons Why
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).