Dirk Dougherty / Android Developers Blog:
Android Market Client Update — The Android Market engineering team has been hard at work on improving the Android Market experience for users and developers. Today, I'm pleased to announce a significant update to the Android Market client. Over the next two weeks, we'll be rolling …
Discussion: Examiner, TechCrunch, Android and Me, Droid Life, AndroidSPIN, Mashable!, Download Squad, PhoneArena, The Next Web, Androinica, MobileCrunch, MobileWhack.com, pocketnow.com, AndroidGuys, Eurodroid, iTech Report, Android Phones, Tips …, Techie Buzz, BlogsDNA, Fortune, Android Phone Fans, Erictric, Pocket-lint and Go Rumors
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Android Market Gets A Badly-Needed Facelift (But Web Purchasing Is Still MIA)
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: New Android Market get overhauled UI, changes refund window to 15 minutes
Andrew Neal / AndroidSPIN: Big Android Market Update
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: New Android Market Coming Soon
Matthew Rogers / Download Squad: Android Market getting a much-needed update with two new categories and more to come
Tris Hussey / The Next Web: Android Market Gets Usability Updates
Simon Chester / MobileCrunch: Google updates the Android Market UI, reduces refund window to 15 minutes
Anton D. Nagy / pocketnow.com: Major Android Market Update to Improve Experience
Chuck Falzone / AndroidGuys: Market Overhaul Rolling Out “Over the Next Two Weeks”
The Droid Guy / Android Phones, Tips …: Android Market Getting a Face Lift; All Versions 1.6 and Higher
Rajesh Pandey / Techie Buzz: Android Market Gets A Major Overhaul; App Refund Window Slashed To 15 Mins
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Android Market Update, Coming Soon!
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Android Market receives major overhaul
Tyler Miller / Android Phone Fans: Android Market Updated - Serious Changes
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Introduces New Updated Android Market Application
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Android Marketplace update brings new features
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Android App Refund Window Reduced To 15 Minutes
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Nexus S review — It can be difficult to review a phone like Google's Nexus S in a world already populated by so many outstanding Android devices. Not only does the manufacturer of this phone make a series of handsets that are all essentially the same (the Galaxy S line) …
Discussion: IntoMobile, BGR, WebProNews and displayblog
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Best Buy posts Nexus S FAQ section
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Tests NFC Tech, Holds Hotpot Contest In Portland
Jin / displayblog: Nexus S Review
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
Google Demonstrates New Google Maps 5.0 on Nexus S — On Monday, Google Chief Android Architect Andy Rubin announced at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference that version 5.0 of Google Maps for Android would be released soon. The application will include several new features such 3D view of building …
Discussion: PhoneArena, MobileCrunch and Pronet Advertising
Sarah Clark / Near Field Communications World:
Google's Nexus S CAN do mobile payments — SDK on its way soon — “All the functionality you need is in the Nexus S,” NXP has told NFC World, and Google will be rolling out SDKs to support mobile payments and other NFC services on a step-by-step basis. — GINGERBREAD: Full NFC functionality is coming to Android soon
Discussion: IntoMobile, pocketnow.com, PhoneDog.com, ReadWriteWeb, Google Mobile Blog and The Equity Kicker
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Google Nexus S to get full NFC support in future upgrades
Stephen Schenck / pocketnow.com: Nexus S NFC Read-Only For Now, Full Support Coming Later
Bernardo Hernandez / Google Mobile Blog: Trailblazing in Portland — (Cross-posted and excerpted from the Hotpot Community Blog)
John Cox / Network World:
Apple quietly drops iOS jailbreak detection API — Version 4.2 disables a query to discover compromised OS — Apple has disabled, without explanation, a jailbreak detection API in iOS less than six months after introducing it. Device management vendors say the reasons for the decision are a mystery …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Covering Web, AppleInsider, Redmond Pie, Apple Gazette and MacNN
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Apple Ditches Jailbreak Detection API in iOS
Honson Tran / Covering Web: Shocking! Apple Removes Jailbreak API Detection !
Tanner Godarzi / Apple Gazette: Jailbreak Detector No Longer Present In iOS 4.2
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
$50 sale leaves Radio Shack with nationwide shortage of Apple's iPhone — Just days after Radio Shack began a promotion offering $50 off the iPhone, and before the sale was set to expire, many of the U.S. retail chain's stores are sold out of their entire stock of phones.
Discussion: The Next Web and TUAW
Megan Lavey / TUAW: Want the Radio Shack discount? You're probably out of luck
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
ICANN Delays TLD Expansion Approval — Internet regulatory body ICANN postponed approval of a mechanism to let groups apply for and manage new Internet domain extensions called generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), such as the existing .com and .net. — More time is needed to work through …
Discussion: The Register and DomainIncite.com
Kevin Murphy / The Register: Governments stonewall interwebs porn domain
Kevin Murphy / DomainIncite.com: ICANN new TLD launch delayed (again)
Exclusive: Final bids due for Nortel patents: sources — (Reuters) - Final bids are due within weeks for blocks of patents owned by Canada's once mighty telecom giant Nortel Networks, including some that could change the balance of power among mobile operators.
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple bidding on Nortel wireless patents
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Reportedly Bidding to Purchase Nortel Patent Assets
Apple Reportedly Bidding to Purchase Nortel Patent Assets
Discussion: VentureBeat, Pulse2 and iClarified
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Is Bidding For Nortel's Patent Assets [RUMOR]
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Comcast Nixed Metered Pricing. But What About Time Warner Cable? — Earlier this week, Comcast Corp. (NSDQ: CMCSA) president Neil Smit stated pretty emphatically it had no plan to institute usage-based broadband pricing. But Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) COO Landel Hobbs seemed to send …
Steven Sande / TUAW:
360 MacDev: Jay “saurik” Freeman on the jailbreak store for Mac apps — When it comes to jailbreaking, there's probably no name as familiar to the development community than that of Jay “saurik” Freeman. Jay is the brain behind the Cydia App Store, and this morning he gave the attendees of 360|
Discussion: Redmond Pie, GeekSmack, BlogsDNA, MacStories, Covering Web and Download Squad
Jordan Kahn / BlogsDNA: Cydia for Mac Apps Coming to OS X “Within Weeks”
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Cydia Is Coming To The Mac
Honson Tran / Covering Web: Cydia Coming to Mac Soon!
Mike Isaac / Social Medium:
Path and Facebook ‘Hook Up’ — In a blog post Friday afternoon, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Morin announced an update for his most recent startup Path, the self-proclaimed “personal network” that lets users connect and share photos via their iPhone. The announcement?
Discussion: TechCrunch and L.A. Times Tech Blog
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Path And Facebook Finally Hook Up …
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Dave Morin's Path and Facebook make a connection
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Amazon Extends Holiday Free Shipping Deadline — Free shipping is inexorably becoming a cost of doing business for e-commerce companies. — For people who are still in the “making a list, checking it twice” phase of Christmas shopping, Amazon.com extended the deadline for free shipping in time for the holiday.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Amazon extends deadline for Christmas free shipping
Gabriella Coleman / The Atlantic Online:
What It's Like to Participate in Anonymous' Actions — Anonymous, who have been on a week long sprint/spree to paralyze website sites like Mastercard and Paypal, are often described in the news as a “group” with “members.” This is usually followed by a series of prolonged qualifications …
Discussion: p2pnet, broadstuff and Boing Boing
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Who is attacking Wikileaks anonymously?
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Kevin Yen, Director Of Partnerships At YouTube, Leaves Google — YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) veteran Kevin Yen is leaving the company, he announced via e-mail Friday. He worked at Google for over seven years, most recently as director of partnerships at the Google-owned site.
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: YouTube Director Of Partnerships Kevin Yen Steps Down
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat:
Forrester reveals who uses location-based services the most — While only 4 percent of US online adults have ever used a location-based service, like popular check in app Foursquare, data from research firm Forrester shows that young adult males with college degrees appear to be the main user group.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Fast Company and PSFK
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Searching Twitter For Places Just Got Easier
Michael Ellenbogen / PSFK: A Who's Who of Location-Based Service Users
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go:
Google's Checkout ‘Failure’ Now a Big Problem for Android — Back when Google first launched its payments platform Checkout (in 2006) it neglected to “sell” the service to consumers. In other words Google didn't do a very good job explaining why consumers should use the system.
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Rovio introduces ‘Bad Piggy Bank’ in-app mobile payment solution for Android
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Rovio Angry At Android
Kevin McEntee / The Netflix Tech Blog:
Why we use and contribute to open source software — This is Kevin McEntee, VP of Systems & ECommerce Engineering here at Netflix. Netflix is a technology company. We develop and apply great software technology to deliver a great streaming video experience.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Brightkite Kills Its Check-In Functionality To Focus On Group Texting — In what may be the first high-profile casualty of the location wars, Brightkite, an early player in the space, has today announced they're officially killing off the check-in functionality of their service.
Discussion: GigaOM, Brightkite Blog, IntoMobile, ReadWriteWeb, Pulse2 and All Points Blog
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Brightkite axes check-ins for group texting
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Brightkite Removes Check-In Feature
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog: Brightkite drops Check-ins in Latest Version
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why The New York Times eliminated its social media editor position — Earlier this week, New York Times Social Media Editor Jennifer Preston tweeted that she would be returning to reporting full-time. The news made me wonder: What would this mean for social media at the Times?
Discussion: Stage Two and the Econsultancy blog
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Social media: job title, or part of the job description?