James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Google Bringing Document Editing to Android, iPad — Google unveiled a new mobile login verification system today, and perhaps more importantly, said that editing of Google Docs would be coming soon to Android and the iPad. The ability to edit docs on the two mobile platforms will bring real-time collaboration to mobile users.
Discussion: InformationWeek, Mashable!, ReadWriteWeb, Technologizer, PC Magazine, Phone Arena, Droid Life, Android Tapp, Silicon Alley Insider, AndroidSPIN, AndroidGuys, Phone Scoop, CrunchGear, Android Community, Android Phone Fans, IntoMobile, SlashPhone, GottaBeMobile, Mobility Digest, Thoughts from the Sidelines, EuroDroid, DailyTech and TUAW
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Google Says Android, iPad To Get Docs Editing
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Docs Editing Coming to iPad and Android
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google to Add Mobile Docs Editing for Android, iPad
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Coming Soon: Google Docs Editing on iPad, Android
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Google Promises Docs Editing on Android, iPad
Jason Norment / Android Tapp: Google Docs Editing Coming To Android
Alex Smith / AndroidSPIN: Mobile Editing Coming Soon To Google Docs
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Google to Endow Android Devices with the Ability to Edit Docs
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Google Docs Coming to iPad
Dylan Bailey / Android Community: Editing of Google Docs Coming to Android Soon - Google Apps use growing in business
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Mobile Editing Coming to Google Docs for Android
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Boosted Google Docs coming to Apple iPad, Android
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Google Docs Editing Coming to Android and iPad
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Google Teasing Google Docs Solutions for iPad and Android
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Google Docs Editing Coming To The iPad & Android Devices …
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Google Rolls Out 2-Step Security Log-in for Docs
Megan Lavey / TUAW: Google Docs editing coming to iPad
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
When Larry Ellison Met Marc Andreessen-A Silicon Valley Settlement Story (Plus Mark Hurd Returns Some Dough!) — According to multiple sources, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (pictured right) approached Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) board member Marc Andreessen (pictured left) to help broker a settlement between the companies.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Tech Trader Daily and Electronista
Ethan Bauley / Data Central:
HP and Oracle Reaffirm Commitment to Partnership, Resolve Litigation Regarding Mark Hurd — HP and Oracle Corp. today reaffirmed their long-term strategic partnership and the resolution of litigation regarding Mark V. Hurd's employment at Oracle. While the terms of the settlement are confidential …
Discussion: Business Wire, GigaOM, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, Between the Lines Blog, ZDNet, Digital Daily, Computerworld, TheStreet.com, Mercury News, DealBook, Engadget, Reuters and bizjournals
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: That Didn't Take Long: Oracle and HP Make Up
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg: HP and Oracle Resolve Litigation on Hurd Employment
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: HP and Oracle bury the hatchet over Mark Hurd hiring
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Oracle and HP Settle Hurd Spat
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld: Hurd unveils Oracle's latest mega-machine
James Rogers / TheStreet.com: HP, Hurd Settle Lawsuit
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News: HP drops suit against ex-CEO Mark Hurd, won't block his move to Oracle
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google Apps gains extra layer of security with two-step verification — Companies migrating their e-mail and other cloud services over to Google Apps is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon, but there have been lingering doubts about whether making such a transition would put company security at risk.
Discussion: Computerworld, Boy Genius Report, CNET News, TechCrunch, GMSV and Krebs on Security
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Google rolls out 2-step verification for Apps users
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Google celebrates 3 million business on Apps, adds features
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Mobile codes to boost Google account security
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Google Is Making Your Account Vastly More Secure With Two-Step Authentication
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Cloud-hopping from Redwood City to Paris
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: Google Adds 2-Factor Security to Gmail, Apps
Google Enterprise Blog:
A more secure cloud for millions of Google Apps users — Cloud computing is about making your information easily accessible from anywhere, on any device. Until today, organizations looking to secure their information beyond a password have faced costs and complexities that prevented …
Discussion: Download Squad, InformationWeek, Matt Cutts, The Firewall, Google Online Security Blog, The Register, Internet Evolution, TechStartups.com, Search Engine Watch, PC Magazine, Mashable!, Silicon Alley Insider, Forbes, VentureBeat, Google Watch, I4U News, VatorNews, CloudAve, eWeek, threatpost, Black Web 2.0, Lockergnome Blog Network, Neowin.net and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Jim Rapoza / InformationWeek: Google Doubles Down On Security
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: How Hackers Will Defeat Google's Smartphone Security Scheme
Travis McCoy / Google Online Security Blog: Moving security beyond passwords
Boonsri / TechStartups.com: Google is making the could more secure through a new two-step verification system
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: Rosetta Acquires Mobile Firm; Facebook Phone; Google TV SERP Ads & More Search News
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Google Apps Taps Phone for Two-Layer Security
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Brings Two-Step Authentication to Google Apps
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Apps Is Making Microsoft Poorer, Adding 1 Million Users Per Month
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Increased Security for Google Apps But They Have Another Problem at Hand
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Apps Boosts Security with Two-Factor Authentication
Dennis Fisher / threatpost: Google Adds Two-Factor Authentication to Apps Accounts
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Are These For Real? Google & A Secure Cloud or Facebook With A Smartphone?
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net: Google Apps, now with two-step verification security
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple buys Swedish face-recognition company Polar Rose? — According to Norwegian Mac Site Mac1, Apple has bought up all of the shares of a Swedish face recognition company called Polar Rose. An example of their technology can be seen above (Flashless). Google translated:
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch, GigaOM, TUAW, VentureBeat, Fast Company, Digital Daily, AppScout, TiPb, BlogsDNA, Fortune, Mobile-Geeks, Cult of Mac and The Next Web
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Apple buys facial-recognition firm Polar Rose
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Apple May Go Where Google Won't: Facial Recognition
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple has bought out Polar Rose
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Apple acquires face-recognition firm Polar Rose
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: iNority Report: Apple Buys Face-Recognition Co.?
Eric Griffith / AppScout: Apple Buys More Face Recognition Tech
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple buys Polar Rose face-recognition company
Jordan Kahn / BlogsDNA: Apple Acquires Face Recognition Company Polar Rose
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple buys some face technology
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac: Apple Buys Swedish Face-Recognition Firm
Jeff Cormier / The Next Web: Apple growing facial recognition capabilities with Polar Rose acquisition.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
UPDATED: Apple buys Polar Rose for a rumoured $29 million — Polar Rose, a Malmö, Sweden startup which built a very interesting facial recognition programme which hooked into Facebook photos, has been bought by Apple, according to Swedish media. — The 15-person company …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, MacRumors, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Gadget Lab and iLounge
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Apple acquiring Swedish company Polar Rose, facial recognition coming to iOS?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple buy Polar Rose facial-recognition specialists: AR Recognizr coming to iPhone?
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Rumor: Apple Purchased Face ID Firm ‘Polar Rose’
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Mix: Rovi deal, Polar Rose acquisition, Best Buy retreat, O2 data caps
First Picture of the BlackBerry Storm 3? — We were just sent a picture of what is supposedly the BlackBerry Storm 3. Our tipster wishes to remain anonymous but it looks legit. According to the tipster the Storm 3 will have a 3.7 inch display and 8GB of internal memory.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Is this the BlackBerry Storm 3? — Love it or hate it …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: BlackBerry Storm 3 image leaks?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: BlackBerry Storm3 caught on camera?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: First BlackBerry Storm 3 Picture Leaked?
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: BlackBerry Storm 3 Spotted in The Wild?
Asad Rafi / Fone Arena: Is this the Blackberry Storm 3? — Okay, here's something for Blackberry fans.
Chris Davies / SlashGear: RIM BlackBerry Storm 3 caught in wild?
Dave Caolo / TUAW:
Rumor: Apple's newspaper subscriptions could debut next month — Last week the Mercury News reported that Apple is working on plans to sell newspaper subscriptions to iPad owners. Today, a follow-up from the Wall Street Journal suggests that it could launch as early as next month, and will include magazines as well.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The iPad Newsstand Could Work, But Will Publishers Cede Subscriber Control To Apple?
The iPad Newsstand Could Work, But Will Publishers Cede Subscriber Control To Apple?
Discussion: MarketingVOX, Geek.com and Edible Apple
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Courts Publishers on iPad Subscriptions
Apple Courts Publishers on iPad Subscriptions
Discussion: Ars Technica, MacNN, AppleInsider, MacStories, Cult of Mac, Gizmodo and TeleRead, more at Mediagazer »
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Magazines, newspapers still in talks over iPad newsstand
Chris Herbert / MacStories: Apple Could Announce iPad Print-Subscription Offerings as Early as October
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac: Report: iPad Subscriptions Could Appear in One Month
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: The Sad Economics of an iPad Magazine
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Sports Illustrated iPad app locks in landscape mode
Introducing foursquare 2.0: Tips + To-Dos + Add to foursquare + More! — When we started foursquare, we dreamed it would be much more than check-ins. We really wanted to build tools that would help people collect and share their real-world experiences. Today we're rolling out the 2. version …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, About Foursquare, Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Foursquare Launching New Must-Have Button for Websites
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare: Foursquare revamps to-dos and rolls out the “Add to Foursquare” button for everyone
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Foursquare 2.0 for the iPhone Has Arrived
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple to License Unspecified Intellectual Property From Rovi — In a filing made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, Rovi announced that has reached a “multi-year agreement” with Apple for access to Rovi's intellectual property. … Rovi, originally founded as Macrovision …
Discussion: The Register, Dow Jones Newswires, Tech Trader Daily, AppleInsider, MediaPost, 9 to 5 Mac, Fortune, I4U News, MacStories, eHomeUpgrade and Seeking Alpha
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Secret Apple deal hints at TV future
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Apple Ties Up With Program Guide Rovi
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: DVR, Live TV, Guide coming to AppleTV via Rovi Corp?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple licenses a TV program guide
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple licenses Rovi Technology
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Enters Agreement to License Rovi's Technologies by Federico Viticci
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Apple Partners with Rovi for Something Big in the Living Room
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Live TV, DVR Could Be Coming To Apple TV
Live TV, DVR Could Be Coming To Apple TV
Discussion: CNET News, MacRumors, TheAppleBlog and AppleInsider
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Analysts predict all-in-one Apple TV in 2012
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Live TV and PVR Next on the Menu for Apple TV?
Frederico Viticci / MacStories:
VLC for iPad Available — Great news, folks! VLC for iPad has been approved by Apple and is now propagating in the App Store. New Zealand users can find the app already available here, anyone else will have to wait a few hours to see the app available for sale in iTunes.
Discussion: Applidium, MobileCrunch, App Advice, MacRumors, IntoMobile, 9 to 5 Mac, Mobile-Geeks, GottaBeMobile, Cult of Mac and TUAW
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: VLC for iPad now available, iPhone version coming soon
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Approves VLC For iPad - Now Available On The App Store
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: VLC for iPad is in da AppStore!
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: VLC for iPad hits the App Store in 3...2...1
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: VLC for iPad Released
Nicole Martinelli / Cult of Mac: Universal Video VLC Player OK'd for iPad
Michael Rose / TUAW: VLC for iPad hits the store
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Goodbye (Crummy) CAPTCHAs. Hello Ad Dollars? — Hate dealing with captchas-the squiggly, indecipherable text strings Web sites often force you to read and regurgitate for security reasons? Join the club. And pay attention to what Solve Media is trying to do.
Discussion: Fast Company, Both Sides of the Table, MediaPost, ChasNote, The Next Web, Download Squad and This is going to be BIG!, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:colinjnagy
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Prove You're Human. Type Our Slogan
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Can Startup Turn Captchas Into Cash?
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Solve Media's CAPTCHA replacement might have ads, but they're still an improvement
Charlie O'Donnell / This is going to be BIG!: Solve Media: Advertising that Makes Sense
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
IBM scoops up Netezza for $1.7 billion, broadens data analytics lineup — IBM on Monday said it will acquire data warehouse appliance company Netezza in a deal valued at $1.7 billion. — With the move, IBM picks off one of Oracle's key competitors for its Exadata line.
Discussion: PC World, Structure Blog, TechCrunchIT, Bits, Datamation, Mashable!, VentureBeat, The Register, CNET News and paidContent
Joab Jackson / PC World: Netezza Buy Further Defines IBM's Analytics Bent
Steve Lohr / Bits: I.B.M.'s Hybrid Strategy in Business Intelligence
Quin Street Corporation / Datamation: IBM Boosts Business Intelligence with Netazza Purchase
Christina Warren / Mashable!: IBM Acquires Yet Another Analytics Firm, This Time for $1.7 Billion
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: IBM buys data analytics company Netezza for $1.7B
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: IBM ponies up $1.7bn for data warehouse maker
Jonathan E. Skillings / CNET News: IBM to acquire Netezza for $1.7 billion
David Kaplan / paidContent: IBM Acquires Analytics Provider Netezza For $1.7 Billion
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
What IBM sees in Netezza
What IBM sees in Netezza
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, IBM, Xconomy, Black Web 2.0, Associated Press, DBMS 2, SiliconANGLE, Venture Capital Dispatch and ITworld.com
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: IBM's Software Acquisition Strategy in Massachusetts (Plus Tips …
Rahsheen / Black Web 2.0: IBM Acquires Netezza for $1.7 Billion
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE: IBM Acquires Netezza for $1.7 Billion, Further Boosting Business Analytics
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: First 3Par. Then ArcSight. Now Netezza.
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: IBM to buy analytics software vendor Netezza
Stuart Dredge / Recombu:
Plane Finder AR app lets you identify planes... in the sky! — There are moments when technology still makes our jaws drop. This is one of them. — We'll let iPhone app Plane Finder AR's App Store description speak for itself: “Point the camera at a plane and you'll see the flight number …
Discussion: Gizmodo, SlashGear and MobileWhack.com, Thanks:recombu
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Plane Finder AR tracks flights with iPhone 4
Mark Rollins / MobileWhack.com: Plane Finder AR
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia N8 delayed ‘for a few weeks to do some final amends’ — Sounds like it's not much of a delay — but be that as it may, if you were hoping to pick up your colorful N8 in the tail end of this month... well, we don't quite know how to say this, but you're going to want to make other plans.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Boy Genius Report, Fone Arena, My Nokia Blog, Crave, Electronista, PhoneDog.com and IntoMobile
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Nokia delays N8 smartphone until October for “final amends”
Kevin Schram / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Nokia N8 Release Date Pushed Back To October [Nokia Confirms …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Nokia N8 delayed ‘a few weeks’
Asad Rafi / Fone Arena: Nokia N8 release date delayed for a few weeks
John Wiegand-forson / My Nokia Blog: Nokia N8 delayed AGAIN !!!!!
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Nokia N8 delayed for ‘a few weeks’
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab feature tour reminds of just how pocketable it isn't (video) — Sony tried to convince us that its VAIO P was a pocketable computer, so we quite naturally pointed, laughed and mocked. It seems only fair, therefore, to give Samsung the same treatment when it tries to sell us …
Discussion: The Next Web, Boy Genius Report, 9 to 5 Mac, Android Community, TmoNews, Cult of Mac, Fortune, Gizmodo and Android Phone Fans
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Samsung Galaxy Tab promo video hits the web
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Samsung puts up 'It's Go Time' iPad competition
Dylan Bailey / Android Community: Samsung Galaxy Tab Promotion Video hits the web
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Samsung Ad Is Fairly Successful At Differentiating Galaxy Tab From The iPad
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Samsung Galaxy Tab 'It's Go Time' ad hits the airwaves
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Watch the Samsung Galaxy Tab In Some Hot Back-Pocket Action
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: New Samsung Galaxy Tab Promo Hits YouTube
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Fring reveals FringOut for cheap VoIP calls, challenges Skype head-on — When we first caught wind of Fring a while back, Skype compatibility was the draw, but as the years progressed and Fring grew some, the VoIP services didn't exactly get along. Today, the company's taking matters …
Discussion: Download Squad, ReadWriteWeb and IntoMobile, Thanks:rawmeet
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Fring announces new fringOut mobile VoIP service with 1-cent worldwide calling
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Native Apps Account for Half of Mobile Internet Traffic — Native data applications, such as those installed on smartphones like the iPhone and devices running Android, now account for 50% of all mobile data volume according to a new report from Finnish mobile analytics company Zokem.
Discussion: Podcasting News and SlashGear
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Apple Is Forking The Web
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Sports Illustrated says unfair iPad subscription terms led to cut features — The latest issue of Sports Illustrated only supports viewing in “landscape” mode, as the publication has said that they were forced to cut costs because Apple does not allow iPad subscriptions at “a reasonable price.”
Discussion: MediaMemo, App Advice, everythingiCafe, I4U News, IntoMobile and Appolicious Advisor, more at Mediagazer »
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Sports Illustrated Tells iPad Readers to Turn Around
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Rumors Continue To Mount About Apple Newsstand
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: SI Apple iPad app only works in landscape mode
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: Sports Illustrated iPad app goes horizontal
Bing Search Blog:
Twitter User Recommendations on Bing Social — As the internet continues to evolve, we find there are more new “signals” coming in to search that enable us to provide customers with more relevant, real time and connected results. Our work with Twitter and Facebook over the last year …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, LiveSide.net, TechFlash, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Bing Now Recommends Interesting Twitter Users
Sunshine / LiveSide.net: Bing Social now with recommendations!
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft Bing adds Twitter recommendations to search
Christopher Heine / ClickZ:
McDonald's Actual Foursquare Test Numbers: 2,865 Check-Ins — Hold your horses, Foursquare marketers. McDonald's nationwide Foursquare test campaign on April 16 generated 2,865 total check-ins, Rick Wion, social media director for the quick-serve brand, has told ClickZ.
Discussion: CNET News, MarketingVOX and the Econsultancy blog
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Private Equity Firm Acquires Internet Brands In $640 Million Deal — Internet media company Internet Brands this morning announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of private equity investment firm Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI …
Discussion: Market Wire, Bob Brisco's Blog, MediaPost, PE Hub News, Silicon Alley Insider, GigaOM, DailyFinance, VatorNews and paidContent
Bob Brisco / Bob Brisco's Blog: INET To Go Private* — We may have completed, in but 3 years, the roundtrip:
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Hellman & Friedman to Buy Internet Brands
Eamon Beltran / PE Hub News: Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI To Buy Internet Brands For $640M
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Idealab's Internet Brands to Go Private Again
Tom Taulli / DailyFinance: Internet Brands Goes Private, Again
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Internet Brands to be acquired for $640M
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: PE Firm Buys Internet Brands For $640 Million
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Tweaks, Twitter “Who To Follow” Gets Stronger, More Agile — Naturally, it's down at the moment, but when it comes back up, you should notice something different about Twitter's “Who To Follow” feature — it's even better. — When it launched back in August, I noted that the feature …