New York Times:
The Sofa Wars: Plenty to Watch Online, but Viewers Prefer to Pay for Cable — It is a fantasy shared by many Americans: dropping cable television and its fat monthly bills and turning instead to the wide-open frontier of Internet video. — Some are finding that the reality is not that simple.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, DSLreports, Silicon Alley Insider and Darren Herman, more at Mediagazer »
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: The Future of TV Is Not on Cable
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: The Internet Still Hasn't Figured Out How To Kill Your Huge Cable Bill
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Fraudsters Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes — Reports are appearing this morning about a major security hole in iTunes accounts linked to PayPal. At least one group of scammers has found a way to charge thousands of dollars to iTunes accounts through PayPal.
Taylor Buley / Buleyean String:
Free of Freemium, Things Are Starting To Look Up At Ning — Ning, provider of on-demand social communities, has recently been one of Silicon Valley's most interesting companies. Five months ago the company announced the sudden exit of chief executive Gina Bianchini, eventually gave …
Discussion: Black Web 2.0, The Next Web and Go Rumors
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Ning's on the up after ditching free accounts
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Ning Freemium Service Shuts Down
Samsung Galaxy Tab seen in the wild [video] — Electronista today had the opportunity to spy a Samsung Galaxy Tab in live testing in Sydney, Australia. The device, spotted in the hands of an anonymous telco worker at a train station, matches up with the official description of a seven-inch, 3G-capable Android tablet.
Discussion: IntoMobile, OLED TV Display Lighting …, Boy Genius Report, I4U News, AndroidSPIN, EuroDroid, Erictric, CrunchGear, SlashGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Samsung Galaxy Tab Spied in Australia, Caught on Video
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Samsung Galaxy Tab seen in Australia, videoed
Robert Evans / I4U News: Samsung Galaxy Tab: Spotted In Video
Alex Smith / AndroidSPIN: Samsung Galaxy Tab Spotted In The Wild
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Samsung Galaxy Tab Appears On A Bus In Sydney
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Samsung Galaxy Tab spotted on Australian outing [Video]
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Video: 7-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, Prowling In the Wild
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Mac enterprise sales surged in June — Apple scored its biggest gains in government, big business and the European home market — Click to enlarge. Source: Needham, IDC — Given the Mac's tiny share of the worldwide PC market — roughly 3.5% as of June — Apple (AAPL) has a lot of room to grow.
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, Softpedia News and MacStories
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Mac Government and Enterprise Sales Leap in 2Q 2010
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Someone in the government just bought a lot of Macs
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Guess What: Macs Growing Fast in Enterprises
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
The dirty little secret about Google Android — Google Android began with the greatest of intentions — freedom, openness, and quality software for all. However, freedom always comes with price, and often results in unintended consequences. With Android, one of the most important …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
The Fight For 3PAR: HP Outbids Dell, Offers $1.6 Billion In Cash — HP has proposed to acquire data storage company 3PAR for $24 per share in cash, or roughly $1.6 billion. Thus, it trumps Dell's offer to buy out the company for $18 per share or $1.13 billion.
Tony Bradley / PC World: HP or Dell: Which Way Should 3PAR Go?
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek: HP Enters Bidding War with Dell for 3PAR
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: HP outbids Dell for data storage company 3Par, offers $1.6B
Chris Mellor / The Register: Previous HP bid for 3PAR rejected
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: HP, Dell in Bidding War For 3PAR
Lance Whitney / CNET News: HP trumps Dell with $24-per-share bid for 3Par
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: It's HP vs. Dell in Bidding War for 3PAR
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider: HP Enters Into Bidding War With Dell, Offers To Buy Storage Maker 3PAR
Mike Bucken / Computerworld: HP tops Dell with $1.6 billion bid for 3Par
Andrea Petrou / Tech Eye: HP gets in takeover scrap with Dell over 3PAR
Sramana Mitra / Sramana Mitra on Strategy: Dell Should Hire Mark Hurd, Acquire RIM
Andrea Tse / TheStreet.com: HP Bids for 3PAR
Guy Grimland / Haaretz:
HTC taps Israeli technology for its iPad-slayer — N-trig's screen software to go into Google's new tablet computer — The Kfar Sava-based startup N-trig will provide the touch-screen technology for the tablet computer that Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is developing as direct competition for Apple's iPad.
Discussion: Fortune, Gizmodo, Appolicious Advisor, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Electricpig.co.uk and CrunchGear
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Android tablets coming from everyone everywhere
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: Israeli firm developing new touch screen
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Verizon-Google tablet is codenamed gPad, will feature N-Trig multitouch display?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Verizon's HTC/Google slate using N-Trig touchscreen?
Toby Knight / Electricpig.co.uk: HTC Google Chrome OS tablet: 5 things we want
Dave Freeman / CrunchGear: HTC Tablet Computer To Use N-Trig Screens
Panayiotis Mavrommatis / SecBrowsing blog:
Chrome's bundled Flash results in much faster update — Chrome's bundling of Flash resulted in a dramatic drop of out-of-date users after the latest update, according to our stats. — On Aug 10, 2010, Adobe released a security update for Flash. On the same day, Chrome shipped …
Discussion: Download Squad and The Next Web, Thanks:rawmeet
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: SecBrowsing: Chrome's bundled Flash is making out-of-date plug-ins history
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: A case for bundled plugins: Chrome users 50% faster to update insecure Flash plugin
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity — A little over a week ago, I closed down all of my social media accounts, with the exception of Twitter, which I locked. The explanation I gave was that, in an age when everyone and their dog is sharing every aspect of their life …
Discussion: jasonhiner.com, everwas, Stowe Boyd, TomsTechBlog.com, The Next Web, Andy Beard and LOL: The Life of Leo, more at Mediagazer »
Ian Kennedy / everwas: Back to Blogging? — Paul Carr - Thnks Fr Th Mmrs …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: TWiT's Leo Laporte loses faith in social media
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Memories & Interactions In Social Media
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
LG E900 Windows Phone 7 smartphone caught on camera — The oddest things show up on youtube, such as this video of the LG E900, the keyboard-less version of the LG C900, likely destined for Europe. — The handset looks relatively sleek, but still could do with a bit more dazzle (possibly a less blurry video would help).
Discussion: SlashGear, PhoneDog.com, Engadget, Softpedia News, Boy Genius Report, Electricpig.co.uk, Know Your Cell and Neowin.net
Chris Davies / SlashGear: LG E900 Windows Phone 7 smartphone gets video demo
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: LG E900 running Windows Phone 7 shown off on video
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: LG E900 Windows Phone 7 device seen on YouTube
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: LG E900 Windows Phone 7 device spotted on video
Jack McKenna / TechCrunch:
You Can Block Any Facebook User Except Mark Zuckerberg — The title of this post kind of says it all. As pointed out by blockzuck.com, you can block anyone on Facebook except CEO Mark Zuckerberg. If you try to do it (we did), you'll get a message saying “General Block failed error: Block failed.”
Discussion: All Facebook, Switched, iGeneration Blog, Gawker and Softpedia News
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: OMG, You Can't Block Mark Zuckerberg!
Matthew Zuras / Switched: Mark Zuckerberg Makes Himself ‘Unblockable’ on Facebook, We Are Entirely Unsurprised
Zack Whittaker / iGeneration Blog: Does Zuckerberg have a Facebook ‘God’ account?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Celebrating A Year Of Apple Pondering Google Voice — My, how quickly things change. It wasn't much more than a year ago that Apple and Google were happy partners — at least from the public's perspective — working in tandem to push technology forward at a clipping pace.
Discussion: Technologizer and TiPb
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple's Google Voice Pondering Goes on. And on.
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: No Google Voice on iPhone: one year later
Ben Kepes / GigaOM:
Nimbula Raises Another $15 Million in Funding — Nimbula, one of the LaunchPad finalists in this year's Structure conference, today said that it has secured $15 million in funding from Accel Partners. The funding is set to continue Nimbula's investment in hybrid cloud computing technologies …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:om
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Another Round of Funding for Ex-Amazon EC2 Team's Nimbula
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Analyst: Verizon iPhone Deal Still Not Sealed — Apple (AAPL) will likely bring the iPhone to another U.S. carrier in the next year — but it may not be Verizon (VZ). While the company is said to be a front-runner for the device, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu says it hasn't yet finalized …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Fortune and I4U News
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Verizon and Apple at loggerheads?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Verizon iPhone Deal still in Negotiation says Analyst
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint:
ViewSonic to unleash Android and dual-boot Android and Windows tablets at IFA — ViewSonic has put the feelers out ahead of IFA next month by giving the assembled hacks the heads up to what it will be showing off at the massive tech expo. — And amongst all-in-one PCs (VMP74) …
Discussion: TechRadar.com, Neowin.net, Gizmodo, SlashGear and Liliputing, Thanks:stuartmiles
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com: ViewSonic to show 10-inch dual-boot Windows tablet
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net: Viewsonic to release a dual-boot Android/Microsoft tablet
Taylor Buley / Buleyean String:
North Korea Tells Forbes That It Is Not Using Twitter, Facebook Or YouTube — For the last two weeks, North Korean propaganda has flooded the Internet-courtesy of the Internet, interestingly enough, and not North Korea. — A North Korea government official tells Forbes …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AngelPad: Seven Ex-Googlers Are About To Launch A New Incubator — The problem is obvious: it's hard to launch a startup. But one potential solution, great mentorship and support, isn't so easy to come by. With their own startup of sorts, seven ex-Googlers are going to attempt to solve that.
Discussion: Xconomy, Thanks:bobcaswell
Wade Roush / Xconomy: AngelPad Plans 9/10 Launch
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Reinventing E-mail, One Message at a Time — My e-mail inbox is a dejected, endless morass. It's a desolate wasteland of unanswered messages that continue to appear like a never ending game of Tetris. I can confidently say I hate my inbox and I know I'm not alone.
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Why trust Facebook with the future's past? — An odd moment during the Facebook Places rollout last week has been bugging me ever since. — From Caroline McCarthy's account at CNet: … From Chris O'Brien's post: … Yeah, that's dope all right. Doper still would be for Facebook …
Discussion: Faster Forward and CNET News
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Checking into your own home? Count me out
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: How Foursquare wants to out-Apple Facebook
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Chatroulette Taken Down. Get Ready For Chatroulette V.2 — Chatroulette, the service that lets strangers meet over video, has been taken down. A message reads “The experiment #1 is over for now. Thanks for participating - Redesigned and updated version of the website will be launched tomorrow.”
Discussion: CNET News, Computerworld, VentureBeat, Fast Company, Gizmodo, Between the Lines Blog and The Next Web
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Chatroulette offline for revamp; what will it reveal?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Video chat service Chatroulette goes offline, updated version to launch tomorrow
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: “Experiment #1 Is Over Now” for Chatroulette — What happens when Chatroulette goes down?