Apple Said to Prepare New 99-Cent TV Show Rental Service — Apple Inc. is in advanced talks with News Corp. to let iTunes users rent TV shows for 99 cents and is in discussions with other media companies about similar deals, said three people familiar with the plan.
Discussion: New York Times, The Toybox Blog, CNET News, DSLreports, Fast Company, Velocity, Ars Technica, SFGate, TechCrunch, AppleInsider, Silicon Alley Insider, PC Magazine, Neowin.net, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Epicenter, Daring Fireball, SlashGear, MacRumors, Crave, Gizmodo Australia, Boy Genius Report, MacDailyNews, Techland, Gizmodo, TiPb, Erictric, Electronista, Tech Trader Daily, Engadget and iLounge, more at Mediagazer »
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Hype Surrounding The New Apple TV Ramps Up …
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Next On iTunes: 99-Cent TV Episode Rentals?
Brian Caulfield / Velocity: Do The Cable Guys Have A Problem With 99 Cent Movie Rentals?
Ryan Kim / SFGate: Apple working on $1 TV episode rental deal
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Apple Looking To Slice Up Cable 99 Cents At A Time
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Gives Up On Its Cable-Killer iTunes TV Subscription Service
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Report: Apple Working on 99-Cent TV Show Rental Service
Alan Cone / Neowin.net: Apple preparing 99 cent TV show rentals
David Lieberman / USA Today: Report: Apple considering 99-cent TV-show rentals on iTunes
John C Abell / Epicenter: Report: Apple in Talks to Offer $1 TV Show Rentals
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Apple Rumored to be Launching 99-Cent TV Show Rentals
Jim Dalrymple / Crave: The gadget blog: Report: Apple prepping 99-cent TV show rentals
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo Australia: Apple Reportedly Readying 99 Cent TV Show Rentals
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Bloomberg: Apple readying 99-cent TV show rentals
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Return of the $0.99 iTunes TV show rental rumors
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Apple to Offer TV Show Rentals for Just 99 Cents Ahead of iTV Launch
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple reportedly in talks with networks for 99 cent TV show rentals
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple to offer 99 cent TV episode rentals?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
99¢ TV shows coming Sept. 7 - report
99¢ TV shows coming Sept. 7 - report
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Aza Raskin / Aza on Design:
Firefox Panorama: Tab Candy Evolved — I am happy to announce that Tab Candy is coming to Firefox 4. Starting today, Tab Candy will be called Firefox Panorama and be available as a feature in Firefox betas. Head to the Firefox 4 feature list, or watch the video below …
Discussion: Webmonkey, CNET News, BlogsDNA, Techie Buzz, MacStories, TechCrunch, Startup Meme, Electronista, BetaNews, Read It Later Blog, Lifehacker, WebProNews and ConceivablyTech
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: Fourth Firefox 4 Beta Adds ‘Panorama,’ Hardware Acceleration
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Firefox 4 beta 4 tackles browser tab chaos
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Firefox 4 Beta 4 Adds Sync and Firefox Tab Panorama
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta 4 - Tab Candy Renamed to “Panorama” and Built-In
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Panorama: Mozilla's Awesome Tab Feature Gets A Name And Included In Firefox 4
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Firefox Adds Panorama Feature In Firefox 4, Looks Cool
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Firefox's Awesome Tab Candy Renamed Panorama, to Be Included with Sync in Firefox 4
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Firefox 4 Gets Panorama and Sync
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech: Firefox 4 Beta 4: Introduces Tab Candy (Panorama)
Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama — The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta is now available with new features that offer more control over your Web experience. This release lets you own and control your personal Web experience by syncing your data across devices …
Discussion: The Register, Erictric, Pocket-lint and The Next Web
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Firefox 4 Beta 4 Delayed [Updated]
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Firefox 4 Beta updated, adds Sync and Panorama
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: New Firefox 4 Beta includes Sync and Panorama for tab management
Shashi Seth / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yahoo! Transitions Organic Search Back-End to Microsoft Platform — First let me say, wow, what a week! As I hope everyone saw our post from last week, Yahoo! began transitioning certain back-end functions for Yahoo! Search over to Microsoft's search platform.
Discussion: Ars Technica, SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog, PC World, Search Engine Land, WebProNews, CNET News, Search Blog, The Next Web, Neowin.net, ReadWriteWeb, Erictric, The Register, Softpedia News, V3.co.uk, The Microsoft Blog, TechFlash, Search Engine Journal, adCenter Blog, Digital Daily and silicontap.com
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Yahoo now officially powered by Bing in US, Canada
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Yahoo Moves to Bing in North America
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Official: Yahoo's Results Now Come From Bing
Michael Gillett / Neowin.net: Bing now powering Yahoo! searches in US and Canada
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Yahoo Finalizes Transition to Bing
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Yahoo Search Now Officially Powered by Bing
Cade Metz / The Register: Yahoo! search Bingified in US and Canada
Iain Thomson / V3.co.uk: Yahoo transfers search operations to Bing
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Yahoo now officially Bing-ified
Tina Kelleher / adCenter Blog: Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance News: Organic Search Update on the Bing Blog
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Yahoo's Bing Transition: One Continent Down, Six to Go
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Motorola Snaps Up 280 North For $20 Million — Motorola has acquired Y Combinator startup 280 North, we've confirmed. We haven't confirmed, but have heard from multiple sources, that the price is around $20 million. This is a sizable exit for the founders - the company has raised just $250,000 in a 2008 angel round.
Discussion: VentureBeat, IntoMobile, Electronista, Tech Trader Daily and Ajaxian, Thanks:atul
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Motorola picks up 280 North, new app development platform
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Motorola buys 280 North to boost Android apps
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Motorola Buys 280 North
Brad Neuberg / Ajaxian: Motorola Purchases 280 North
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google testing voice calling in Gmail — Google could be ready to turn Gmail into a communications hub by adding the ability to make phone calls from the Google Chat interface. — CNET has learned that Google is testing a Web-based service within Gmail that will allow users to place phone calls from their inboxes.
Discussion: The Register
Cade Metz / The Register: Google tests phone calls from Gmail
iTunes U Downloads Top 300 Million — In just over three years, iTunes® U downloads have topped 300 million and it has become one of the world's most popular online educational catalogs. Over 800 universities throughout the world have active iTunes U sites, and nearly half …
Discussion: TiPb, Velocity, PadGadget, Fortune, Macsimum News, TheAppleBlog, VatorNews, CNET News, VentureBeat, SFGate, Digital Daily, WebProNews, I4U News, MacStories, TechCrunch, App Advice, MacRumors, iLounge and Edible Apple
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iTunes U: over 350,000 files, 300 million downloads
Brian Caulfield / Velocity: Should Apple Kill The University As We Know It?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's iTunes U enrollment soars
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: iTunes U downloads top 300 million
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: iTunes U Passes 300 Million Downloads Milestone
Katie Gatto / VatorNews: Apple's iTunes U tops 300 million downloads
Don Reisinger / CNET News: iTunes U downloads top 300 million
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple's iTunes U sees more than 300M downloads, offers 350,000 educational files
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: My Kid Is an Honor Student at iTunes U
Chris Crum / WebProNews: iTunes U Downloads Surpass 300 Million
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iTunes U Downloads top 300 Million says Apple
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iTunes U Downloads: 300 Million in 3 Years
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Apple Shares iTunes U Stats: 350,000 Files Available, 300 Million Downloads So Far
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: iTunes U: 300 Million Downloads Strong
Charles Starrett / iLounge: iTunes U passes 300 million downloads
African-Americans, Women and Southerners Talk and Text The Most in the U.S. — Think you can guess which Americans talk or text the most on their cellphones? — According to Nielsen, African-Americans use the most voice minutes - on average more than 1,300 a month.
Discussion: Bits, Hillicon Valley, IntoMobile, GigaOM, Telecompetitor, Gizmodo, mocoNews and MediaPost
Nick Bilton / Bits: Who's Calling? Some More Than Others
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Minorities most active on mobile phones
Om Malik / GigaOM: Why We Never Talk Anymore
Andrew Burger / Telecompetitor: Average Teen Sends/Receives 2,779 Text Messages Per Month
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Black People Call and Text Way More Than Everyone Else
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: The Demographics Of Texting And Talking In The U.S.
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Who's Doing All The Texting?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Please Stop Making New Phones With Old Firmware — We've reached the point where buying a “new” Android phone could still mean you're using firmware that's 18 months old. There's got to be a better way. — Today's release of the Android 1.5-laden Dell Aero might be the most recent …
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, DSLreports, Black Web 2.0 and Gizmodo Australia
Joseph Menn / blogs.ft.com: Dell brings first US smartphone to market
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Dell Offers First Smartphone Via AT&T …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo Australia: Dell Aero Gets Official
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Dell Aero Smartphone Available Today on AT&T, Sports Android 1.5
Dell Aero Smartphone Available Today on AT&T, Sports Android 1.5
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Dell Aero available today for $100 with AT&T contract
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Dell makes Aero official, $99 on AT&T
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Dell's Aero Android smartphone hits AT&T today — for some reason
Ryan Fleming / Digital Trends: Dell Releases Aero Smartphone with Android 1.5 on AT&T
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Dell Aero Now Available for $99 on AT&T
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: AT&T Launches Dell Aero
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Dell Aero Shipping On AT&T
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Square hires Keith Rabois, Silicon Valley veteran and investor — Keith Rabois is paying it forward. — Not only did Google land technology to help boost its social networking ambitions when it bought Slide this month, it got PayPal veteran and Internet superstar Max Levchin as well.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and The Social, Thanks:mbaratz
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Forget Google: Slide Vet Keith Rabois Joins Twitter Creator Jack …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Keith Rabois slides his way to Square
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Businesses Add iPads to Their Briefcases — Some Companies, Which Barred the iPhone, Build Apps for Tablet Computer and Give Apple Gadget to Employees — When Apple Inc.'s first iPhone came out in 2007, many companies told their employees that the device wasn't appropriate for the workplace.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, TG Daily, MacNN, GigaOM, IntoMobile, Computerworld, MacStories, AppleInsider, TUAW and MediaPost, Thanks:atul
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Connected Workers Going iPad for Productivity
Tony Bradley / Computerworld: iPad Paves the Way for Coming Tablet Invasion
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Businesses Are Jumping on the iPad
Steven Sande / TUAW: WSJ says iPads gaining acceptance in corporations
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: WSJ: IPads Conquering Corporate America
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Where the Startups Are, By Zip Code — As part of our “Never Mind the Valley” series here, we often feature communities outside the Silicon Valley that have become thriving centers for entrepreneurship. We've profiled cities like Boston, Montreal, and Austin.
Discussion: PeteSearch, Feld Thoughts and CloudAve
Pwarden / PeteSearch: The top 10 zip codes for startups
Eric Norlin / CloudAve: All About Entrepreneurism — Brad's got a post up about …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Exclusive: HTC's Windows Phone 7-equipped T8788 breaks cover for AT&T — In case you needed any more evidence that AT&T is going all-in with Windows Phone 7, take a gander at this little beast, a phone known only as the HTC T8788 at this point (rest assured, you'll get a snappy, memorable …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: HTC Windows Phone 7 device pictured, headed to AT&T
Tim Ferrill / WMExperts: More WP7 Hardware Coming from HTC; Meet the T8788
Anton D. Nagy / pocketnow.com: HTC T8788 Windows Phone 7 to Hit US on AT&T
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Cloud Computing: Tour Microsoft Bing on Windows Phone 7, Safari
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 web browser stands up to iPhone and Android (video)
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: HTC T8788 with Windows Phone 7 leaks, headed to AT&T
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: HTC T8788: another Windows Phone 7 handset headed to AT&T
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: HTC T8788 packs Windows Phone 7 and a hidden speaker
Patrick Laughner / GeekSmack: HTC T8788 (Schubert) WP7 Will Hit US on AT&T
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Yet another HTC Windows Phone 7 phone turns up at AT&T
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Microsoft: Developers Flock to Windows Phone 7
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Apple exec stashed $150K in shoe boxes — Bail for Paul Devine is set at $600K, plus any money he has in foreign bank accounts. Federal agents found more than $150,000 in cash when they searched the house of Apple manager Paul Devine earlier this month, prosecutors said in court Monday.
Discussion: CNET News, Bloomberg, Gizmodo, AppleInsider, Cult of Mac, CrunchGear, The Register, everythingiCafe and The Loop
Erica Ogg / CNET News: $150,000 found in arrested Apple manager's home
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg: Apple Manager Devine Must Allow Access to Safe Deposit Boxes
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Accused Apple Manager Had $150K In Shoeboxes Under His Bed
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: What's This Disgraced Former Apple Exec Doing With $150,000 Inside Shoe Boxes?
Dan Goodin / The Register: Alleged bad Appler stashed $150,000 in shoeboxes
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple Manager Stashed $150k In Shoeboxes
Peter Cohen / The Loop: Jailed Apple exec stashed $150K in shoe boxes
Natasha Murashev / All Facebook:
What Your “Cool” Facebook Friend Is Really Like — You probably have at least one Facebook friend who is constantly posting pictures of themselves at bars and commenting on everybody's wall and regularly updates their status with “smart” comments and checking in to every place they go and just seem irresistibly cool.
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
The 300,000 Biggest Websites, Visualized With Their Icons — How do the 288,945 most heavily trafficked sites on the internet stack up against each other? Take a very close look at this chart to find out. — While you could spend all day with a microscope trying to sort …
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia
Agence France Presse:
Toshiba to launch first glasses-free 3D TV — TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese electronics giant Toshiba plans to market the world's first 3D television that does not need special glasses later this year, a report said on Tuesday. — Toshiba will unveil three models of the television …
Discussion: Gizmodo, PC World, Engadget, Electronista, Obsessable, TechSpot, Neowin.net, SlashGear, The Next Web, Crave and technabob
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Three Glasses-Less 3DTVs Expected by Toshiba Before Year's End
Chris Brandrick / PC World: Glasses-Free 3DTVs Coming This Year Courtesy Of Toshiba?
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Toshiba could introduce glasses-less 3D TVs by end of the year
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Toshiba preparing glasses-free 3D TVs for Christmas
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Toshiba working on 3D TV that doesn't require glasses
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Toshiba to launch 3D TV needing no glasses this year
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: 3D TV, no glasses required, coming soon from Toshiba
David Katzmaier / Crave: The gadget blog: Toshiba to release glasses-free 3D TV this year?
Shane M. / technabob: toshiba says death to 3d glasses!
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Twitter: Yes, we're building out a sales team! — Confirming a bunch of disparate blog rumors about individual hires, Twitter confirmed on Tuesday—after previously declining to comment—that it's building out a sales team and has hired a News Corp. veteran to helm it.
Discussion: Bits, TechCrunch, MediaPost, Adotas, Pulse2, Mark Evans Tech and ClickZ
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: New Hires at Twitter Put the Focus on Making Money
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Twitter Confirms Bain Hire And Nabs Another Googler (An Old Costolo FeedBurner Chum)
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Twitter Nabs Fox's Bain, Google's Hill
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: The Bain of Twitter's Revenue Dreams
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Twitter Hires Adam Bain As President of Revenue
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: Report: Twitter Hires First Vice President of Revenue
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
Why ‘open’ Android may lose the Apple iOS wars — Everyone's sleeping with Android and Apple should watch out, at least that's the threat on news Acer has also thrown in its lot with Android, hinting at truth in earlier predictions the firm intends releasing an Android 3.-powered iPod contender …
Discussion: Computerworld, AppleInsider and MacStories
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Acer: “iPad Market Share Will Drop from 100% to 20%”
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab gets official teaser video — Whoa, now we're talking. It's short, sweet, and dramatic yet the official Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser video still manages to reveal a number of features. We've got Android 2.2 running on a 7-inch display, video calling, Swype, HD movie playback, navigation, e-reader, and plenty more.
Discussion: Electronista, Crave, Boy Genius Report, Androinica, Obsessable, Gadget Lab, BlogsDNA, Silicon Alley Insider, GeekSugar, Neowin.net, Hardware 2.0 Blog, Gizmodo, GottaBeMobile and MacDailyNews
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Samsung Galaxy Tab pictured running Android 2.2
Andrew Kameka / Androinica: Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser video hits the web. Verdict: Want!
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Samsung Galaxy Tab gets teaser video, official debut set for September 2
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Samsung to Launch 7-inch Tablet in September
Jordan Kahn / BlogsDNA: Samsung Galaxy Tab Official Teaser Video
Simon Andrews / Neowin.net: Samsung Galaxy Tab shown off in official video teaser
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Samsung posts Galaxy Tab teaser video
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Watch the Samsung Galaxy Tab Official Teaser Video
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Samsung's Tablet Starts To Get Official
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Jack Dorsey connected the dots to create Twitter — During the mid-1980s, an introverted young teenager named Jack Dorsey sat for countless hours at his father's desk, in a small city outside of St. Louis, teaching himself to program on an early IBM personal computer.
Discussion: Laughing Squid, Thanks:atul
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Elevation Moving to Acquire a Large Stake in Pandora — Elevation Partners' strategy to own large- even if late stage- chunks of leading Internet companies isn't going away. We've heard from sources close to Elevation that the firm has signed a letter of intent to acquire a large chunk of shares in a …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Iomega Portable Hard Drives Hit the Big USB 3.0 — Do you own a computer with USB 3.0 ports? Probably not. You will, though-and when you do, you'll want USB 3.0 devices so you can take advantage of the sizable speed boost. — USB 3.0-equipped peripherals, like USB 3.0 PCs, remain somewhat exotic.
Discussion: Iomega, SlashGear, Gizmodo and Electronista
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Virgin Mobile shifts up their MiFi plan: $40. Unlimited. Contract-free. Glorious. — Man, these pre-paid carriers are really learning to pull on a geek's heartstrings. Just months ago, Boost launched the US' first Android-powered prepaid phone, the Moto i1.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, PC World, FierceWireless and MacDailyNews
David Dahlquist / PC World: Virgin Mobile Announces Unlimited Mobile Broadband Plan
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Verizon launching 5 GB prepaid mobile broadband plan for $80
Windows 95 marks 15th birthday in uncertain Microsoft future — Microsoft reached a milestone today as Windows 95 reached the 15th anniversary of its launch on August 24, 1995. The OS was the highest-profile debut ever for Microsoft and saw rare lines for a software launch …
Discussion: TechRadar.com, The Microsoft Blog, Gizmodo, CNET News and BetaNews
Gary Marshall / TechRadar.com: Happy birthday, Windows 95 - the OS that changed it all
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Happy 15th birthday, Windows 95
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: Happy 15th Birthday to Windows 95, the Ugly Duckling that Conquered Your Desktop
Ina Fried / CNET News: Windows 95 turns 15: Has Microsoft's OS peaked?
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Remembering Windows 95's launch 15 years later