Chalking up the Windows Phone 7 launch — SAN FRANCISCO—If Microsoft hopes to get back in the smartphone game, it had better hope that Windows Phone 7 makes a bigger impact than it appeared to be having at one AT&T store here. — As of midday Monday, the store had sold less than half of its supply of 20 devices.
Discussion: BGR, Softpedia News, ClickZ, MSDN Blogs, Crave, Engadget and Erictric
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Google search coming to a Windows Phone 7 tile near you
Christopher Heine / ClickZ: Scvngr Checks In With NYC Before Facebook Places Grows
Steve Clayton / MSDN Blogs: Microsoft Tag arrives on Windows Phone 7
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Windows Phone 7 now on sale in the US
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Windows Phone 7 Now Officially Available in The United States
Google Mobile Blog:
Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 - in the Marketplace now — Searching with Google on your Windows Phone 7 device just got easier. The Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 provides quick and convenient access to a rich set of search results, allowing you to search the web, images, local, news, and more.
Discussion: Bing, eWeek, Softpedia News, The Next Web, Neowin.net, Geek.com, Google Watch, PhoneDog.com, BlogsDNA, Fortune, Engadget, Microsoft Watch, IntoMobile, Pocket-lint, iThinkDifferent, Gadget Lab, WebProNews, 901am, ReadWriteWeb, Download Squad, Gizmodo, Ubergizmo, WPCentral.com, Phone Scoop, WMPoweruser.com, Windows Phone Thoughts.com, mobiputing and Erictric, Thanks:rawmeet
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Windows Phone 7 Search App Dings Bing
Owen Williams / Neowin.net: Google launches their first Windows Phone 7 application
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Windows Phone 7 makes you use Bing for search, but Google's got an app for that
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 now available
Anurag Upadhaya / BlogsDNA: Google Search app comes in Windows Phone 7 Marketplace
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google has Windows Phone 7 app ready for US launch day
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Google Search App bungs Bing on Windows Phone 7 Marketplace
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Google Search App Launched for Windows Phone 7
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Google searches for Windows Phone 7
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab: Google Comes to WinPhone 7 As an App, Not an Option
Darnell / 901am: Google Challenges Bing On Windows Phone 7
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches Its Own Windows Phone 7 Search App
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad: Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 now available
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: You Can Now Ditch Bing for Google Search On Windows Phone 7
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com: Google Search launches for Windows Phone 7
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Google Intros Official Search App for Windows Phone 7
Nurhisham Hussein / Windows Phone Thoughts.com: Don't Like Bing? Google Search App Is In The Marketplace
Brad Linder / mobiputing: Google launches search app for Windows Phone 7
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Makes Official Search Application Available for Windows Phone 7
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
How Microsoft Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL on Windows Phone
How Microsoft Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL on Windows Phone
Discussion: LiveSide.net, Bits, Technologizer, displayblog, asymco, MSDN Blogs and Mobilized, Thanks:gadgetlab
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: WP7 1st day report: enough phones to go around?
Nick Bilton / Bits: Microsoft Places Big Bets on New Smartphone
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Windows Phone 7: The Road to Launch
Steve Clayton / MSDN Blogs: Windows Phone 7: some thoughts
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized: Inside AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Launch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Finds A New Way To Liberate Your Gmail Contact Data — That huge sucking sound you hear is Facebook, piling data from third parties into its mouth as fast as it can while it remains stubbornly greedy about releasing its own data to anyone it doesn't like.
Discussion: Geek.com, Scobleizer, Softpedia News, Gizmodo and Fast Company
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Facebook works around Google contacts block
Amazon Announces 70-Percent Revenue Share Terms Now Available for Kindle Magazine and Newspaper Publishers — Starting today, publishers can use the new Kindle Publishing for Periodicals tool to more easily add content to the Kindle Periodicals Store — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Amazon Introduces 70% Revenue Share For Kindle Magazine And Newspaper Publishers
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times: Amazon Increases Kindle Royalties to Publishers
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Amazon Kindle Publisher Revenue Share Raised To 70%
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Amazon lures newspapers and magazines to Kindle with 70% revenue share
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Amazon Announces 70% Revenue Share For Kindle Publishers
Steven Musil / CNET News: Amazon to boost publishers' Kindle Store revenue
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider:
Amazon Opens The Door For An Apple Newspaper Store
Amazon Opens The Door For An Apple Newspaper Store
Discussion: Kindle Review
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Bill Campbell on Coaching RockMelt and Google vs. Apple — In Silicon Valley, where even mid-level executives seem to be escorted by public relations handlers, Bill Campbell is a bit of an exception. An elder statesman of the tech industry, he prefers to remain out of the limelight.
Discussion: Fortune, MediaPost, Internet Evolution, Electronista and New York Times
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Why ‘The Coach’ left Google
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: RockMelt Browser Finds Future Of Social And Search
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Stop Yourself, Marc Andreessen
Miguel Helft / New York Times: Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Kno Prices Its Student Tablets at $599 and $899 to Ship By End of the Year — Kno, the high-profile Silicon Valley start-up trying to jumpstart a market for tablets focused on students, announced tonight that it will have a limited number available by the end of the year for sale at prices of $599 and $899.
Discussion: Bits, HEXUS.channel, SlashGear, netbooknews.com, TechCrunch, I4U News, Engadget and TeleRead
Miguel Helft / Bits: College Tablet Kno To Debut at $599
Scott Bicheno / HEXUS.channel: Kno announces pricing for its tablet on steroids
Peter Cartwright / netbooknews.com: Kno Tablets Get Pricing, Preorders Start
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Kno Tablet Will Start At $599 For Single-Screen, $899 For Dual-Screen
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Kno announces device pricing
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple buys Wi-Gear to build stereo Bluetooth headphones — A source tells 9to5Mac that Apple scooped up a small Bluetooth wireless headphone designer in San Francisco two months ago for an undisclosed sum. The company, called Wi-Gear, made three generations of A2DP stereo headphones called iMuffs …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Softpedia News, SlashGear, Gizmodo, MacStories, Silicon Republic and The Next Web
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple buys San Francisco based Wi-Gear [Apple made Bluetooth …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple buy Wi-Gear for Bluetooth expertise; apt-X quality audio support as standard?
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Apple May Have Bought Out The Designers Of iMuffs
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Rumor: Apple Acquired Bluetooth Headphones Company Wi-Gear
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Hasbro to Launch $30 ‘My3D’ Accessory for iPhone and iPod Touch — The Associated Press reports that toy company Hasbro is set to unveil a new device called “My3D” that will allow iPhone and iPod touch users to view 3-D content on their devices. … According to the report …
Discussion: Associated Press, Gadget Lab, SlashGear, Engadget, PhoneArena, Pocket-lint, iLounge, iPodNN, MobileCrunch, Touch Arcade, I4U News, OhGizmo!, Geek.com, Kotaku, MacStories, Gizmodo Australia and iClarified
Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press: Hasbro unveils device that promises 3-D on iPod
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Hasbro My3D Turns iPhone into Modern-Day Viewmaster
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Hasbro my3D brings 3D gaming, movies and AR to iPhone
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: iPhone goes 3D courtesy of Hasbro
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Hasbro to introduce $30 My3D accessory for iPhone, iPod
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: Just What You Needed: A View-Master For Your iPhone
Brad Nicholson / Touch Arcade: Hasbro To Bring 3D Gaming To The iPod And iPhone
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Hasbro My3D brings 3D Viewing to Apple iPhone
Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!: Hasbro To Unveil My3D Accessory For The iPhone - Remember The View-Master?
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Hasbro to release My3D iPhone attachment
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: The iPhone Will Go 3D Next Year
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Hasbro Is Bringing 3D To The iPhone
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Pivotal Pivot — By all measurements, the new picture sharing service, Instagram, is exploding. A week after their launch, they had 100,000 users. A week later: 200,000. A week after that: 300,000. And then they were made Apple's App of the Week in the App Store.
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Barton alleges Google ‘Wi-Spy’ breach was intentional — Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, accused Google on Friday of making a “conscious effort” to collect private user information from Wi-Fi networks.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and GMSV
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Shhh... Opera holds the web's most valuable secret — Eric Schmidt's nightmare — Without anybody noticing, Opera has amassed one of the world's most valuable commercial resources. And the funny thing is, it isn't going to do anything evil with it. Marketing, new media and technology pundits …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Steve Ballmer Went Twitter Crazy In Kiev The Other Day — Yes, He's On Twitter — A few days ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave a talk at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine. During the talk, he mentioned Twitter a few times. When a question from the audience asked Ballmer …
Discussion: I'm Just Being Manan and Winrumors
George Colony / Forrester Blogs:
Perspective on Zuckerberg — Quickly: Mark Zuckerberg's skills as a CEO are overrated. — Content: What can Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, teach other CEOs? Not very much. To date he is a one-trick pony — a leader that has expertly refined and polished one very, very big idea …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Brandee “No Comment” Barker Finally Comments-Longtime PR Honcho Is Leaving Facebook — BoomTown usually does not get all weepy over the departure of public relations folks at Internet companies, in that cynical I've-seen-'em-come-and-I've-seen-'em- go kind of way.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, All Facebook, VentureBeat, SiliconANGLE, SlashGear and The Next Web
Caitlin Fitzsimmons / All Facebook: PR Head Brandee Barker Quits Facebook
Madalena David / SiliconANGLE: Facebook Must Face PR Head Brandee Barker's Departure
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Public Relations Head Brandee Barker Leaving Facebook
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Facebook's Head of PR Brandee Barker Quits
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Behold Opera Mobile For Android: Speedy, Pinch-To-Zoom, Geolocation And More — Opera Software has released its (second) free mobile browser product for the Android platform. Grab the app, dubbed Opera Mobile 10.1 beta, now in Android Market or here. — Yes, Opera was already available for Android, in a fairly limited way.
Discussion: IntoMobile, The Register, Download Squad, Inquirer, Engadget, Opera Press Room, PC World, CNET News, TG Daily, Gadgetell, Electronista, Phones Review and AppBrain
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android now available [Download it. Right now.]
Bill Ray / The Register: Opera Mobile pops up on Android
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Opera Mobile 10.1 beta for Android emerges, much the same as Opera Mini
Edward Berridge / Inquirer: Opera moves onto Android for free
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Opera Mobile 10.1 for Android hits public beta
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: Opera Releases Beta of Android Browser
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Hands-on Opera Mobile beta browser for Android
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Opera Mobile comes to Android
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Amazon.com's secret retail empire — Jeff Bezos has a loud laugh. But Amazon.com's founder and CEO is keeping quiet about his expansion efforts, which now include sites as varied as BuyVIP.com, Zappos, and as of Monday, Diapers.com. — With its many acquisitions, Amazon.com is turning itself into a multibrand retailer.
Discussion: Go Rumors, GigaOM, Digital Trends, DailyFinance, Between the Lines Blog and Amazon.com
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Is Amazon The AOL Of The eCommerce World?
Om Malik / GigaOM: Internet Oldies Go Shopping
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Amazon buys diapers.com and soap.com for $550 million
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: It's official: Amazon acquires Diaper.com, Soap.com for $500 million
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Oracle Enlists Process Servers, Not PIs, to Find HP CEO — Oracle is still on the hunt for former SAP chief and current HP CEO Léo Apotheker, but it hasn't enlisted private investigators to track him down, as some reports would have you believe. — Sources in a position to know tell …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, Inquirer, Geek.com, ITworld.com and Fudzilla
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog: Oracle vs. SAP: Catz offers real-world insight that Ellison doesn't have
Spencer Dalziel / Inquirer: Oracle hires a private eye to track down HP's CEO
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Oracle has private investigators looking for HP's new CEO
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Can a bounty hunter be far behind?
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Economics of Servers Could Soon Change — Marvell said today that it has built a chip designed for servers that uses the same architecture as chips inside cell phones. The chip's four 1.6 GHz processors aren't notable for their performance compared to today's server chips, which use the x86 architecture used by Intel and AMD.
Discussion: Marvell, Computerworld and Liliputing
Agam Shah / Computerworld: Arm faces uphill battle in server market
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Marvell introduces quad-core ARM-based CPU
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
LimeWire Resurrected By Secret Dev Team — Last month, the Gnutella-based file-sharing client LimeWire was effectively outlawed after a U.S. federal judge granted a request from the RIAA to shut the software down. Now, not even a month later, LimeWire is back as good as new.
Discussion: Geek.com, Erictric and [H]ardOCP News/Article Feed
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: LimeWire is back as LimeWire Pirate Edition
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: LimeWire Reportedly Brought to Life by Secret Team of Pirates
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Next-Gen iPhone Displays May Support Touch with Gloves On — Today's projection-type capacitive touch-panels are becoming increasingly popular with their adoption in devices like Apple's iPhone. Compared to resistive films, however, projection-type designs have been limited in terms of the range of objects that they could sense.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Adobe CTO on MacBook Air, HTML5: Flash Battery Problems a “False Argument” — Last week, critics hammered Adobe over a report showing that Flash drained the new MacBook Air's battery life by several hours. It's not the first time Adobe has been in fisticuffs with Apple …
Discussion: AppleInsider, displayblog, Macworld, TUAW, Daring Fireball, iPodNN, TiPb, TechCrunch, MacRumors, MacStories, 9 to 5 Mac, iClarified and The Loop
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Briefly: Windows Phone 7 US launch, Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta, Adobe Flash defended
Dan Moren / Macworld: Remains of the Day: Passive? Aggressive.
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Adobe CTO defends Flash against battery life criticism
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Adobe: Apple is being very mean to Flash
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Adobe's Next Flash Excuse: If You Want To Save Power, Don't Turn On Your Machine
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Adobe: Apple Incites Negative Campaign Against Us (Yet We Followed Steve's Advice)
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple is choosing to incite negative campaigning on Flash?
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Adobe: Apple incites, condones negative campaign against Flash
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Samsung confirms Continuum dual-display Android handset for Verizon — After a rather large complement of leaks, Samsung has finally confirmed its Continuum phone for Verizon, via Twitter of all places. The phone will ship on November 11th. Samsung is billing it as the …
Discussion: BGR, AndroidGuys, Electronista, IntoMobile, Android Phone Fans, Product Reviews Net, The Next Web, PC World, Computerworld, displayblog, Mashable!, BetaNews, LAPTOP Mag, Gizmodo and Phones Review
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Samsung Continuum hands on
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Samsung Announces Continuum via Twitter, Due November 11
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Samsung Continuum manual gets outed by Verizon
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Samsung Continuum Goes Official, November 11th for Verizon
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Samsung's dual-screen Continuum comes out of hiding.
Ginny Mies / PC World: Samsung Continuum With Dual Displays Gets Official
Barbara Krasnoff / Computerworld: Samsung's new Continuum: Is it worth a ticker tape parade?
Blake Robinson / Mashable!: Samsung Continuum Unveiled
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Samsung adds second screen in new Android Galaxy S smartphone
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Mag: Samsung Continuum Hands-on: Second Display a Real Time-Saver But Requires Trade-offs
Apple's iWork '11 suite tracking for release alongside Mac App Store — The next major revamp of Apple's iWork productivity suite is finished and ready to go, but the company may hold back the release until it gets around to launching the Mac App Store early next year, AppleInsider has been told.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, App Advice, TUAW, Softpedia News, The Next Web, Cult of Mac, Lifehacker, MacStories and iClarified
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iWork to be Mac App Store exclusive?
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Report: iPad Apps Are More Expensive
Chris Rawson / TUAW: iWork '11 may wait for the Mac App Store
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: iWork '11? Probably not until next year.
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Report: Sale-By-Sale, The Average iPad App Makes More For Devs Than The iPhone
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Rumor: iWork '11 Is Ready, Will Debut In The Mac App Store
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Video: Verizon's Brand New iPad Commercial — Was just watching some prime time television (yes, we actually do that from time to time) and we saw the pretty impressive iPad commercial from Verizon below. It certainly does two things we haven't really seen in an iPad commercial before …
Discussion: iThinkDifferent, 9 to 5 Mac, MacStories and Gizmodo, Thanks:chadcat
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Verizon does an iPad commercial
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Verizon's First iPad Commercial [Video]
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: The Verizon iPad Commercial
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Khosla Wins the Bidding War for GroupMe, New York's Startup of the Moment — GroupMe, a New York startup that lets users send group text messages to to their cell phones, didn't exist in April. Now it's worth about $35 million. — Co-founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci have raised …
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Bidding War Breaks Out Over GroupMe
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: VCs Battle For Next Twitter
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: GroupMe To Raise Series B Funding Through A VC Bidding War