Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T Already Attacking Verizon iPhone: “Not Sure iPhone Users Are Ready For Life In The Slow Lane” — AT&T is already attacking Verizon over the iPhone. — After we wrote about Verizon's plan to offer unlimited data plans, AT&T PR boss Larry Solomon reached out with a statement …
Discussion: GigaOM, PC World, Mobilized, VentureBeat, Ars Technica, App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, InformationWeek, Electronista, BGR, Evolver.fm, Scobleizer, Neowin.net, TiPb, TUAW, The Huffington Post, PhoneArena, MacStories, Geekosystem, everythingiCafe, Computerworld, GottaBeMobile, IntoMobile and Examiner
Liam Cassidy / GigaOM: The Verizon iPhone is Coming: Are You Ready?
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: It's On! AT&T Wages War Over Verizon iPhone
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Verizon iPhone watch: AT&T trash talks Verizon's network
Joe White / App Advice: Analyst: Verizon To Sell Nine Million iPhones In 2011, AT&T To Sell 11 Million
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Verizon Wireless is ready to make news on Tuesday
Zach Epstein / BGR: Why I'm not switching to the Verizon iPhone: Need for speed
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm: Verizon Will Reportedly Woo iPhone Users with Unlimited Data …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: AT&T should shut up about Verizon iPhone
Chris Oldroyd / TiPb: AT&T takes opening shot at Verizon iPhone
Steven Sande / TUAW: AT&T warns Verizon iPhone users of “life in the slow lane”
Federico Viticci / MacStories: More Hints At Verizon iPhone Announcement Tomorrow
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Verizon iPhone All But Confirmed; Unlimited Data Plan Expected at Launch
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: AT&T Starts The Smacktalk About Verizon iPhone
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: AT&T talks trash about Verizon, inadvertently confirms CDMA iPhone
Michael Santo / Examiner: AT&T warns future Verizon iPhone users to prepare for ‘life in the slow lane’
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless Confident It's Got Muscle for iPhone — Verizon Wireless has been beefing up its network and believes it will have no problem handling iPhone-type loads, a claim that could be put to the test this year if the carrier signs up millions of subscribers using the Apple Inc. device.
Discussion: CNET News, Computerworld, The Toybox Blog, Mobile Marketing Watch, ZDNet, MacRumors, BaltTech, eWeek, App Advice, PR Newswire, AppleInsider, Fortune, Smartphones …, blogs.chron.com, Ars Technica, MediaPost, Gizmodo, BGR, Engadget, the Econsultancy blog, PhoneArena, Mashable!, DailyTech, I4U News, SlashGear, Techland, Gadgetell, Dow Jones Newswires, TiPb, Gearlog, FierceBroadbandWireless, PC Magazine, Rev2.org, DSLreports, WebProNews, mocoNews, Tech Report, Examiner, DailyFinance, SAI, Shelly Palmer Digital Living, TUAW, MacDailyNews, MobileBurn.com, Digital Daily, 9 to 5 Mac, Macgasm, GottaBeMobile, TechCrunch, RazorianFly, The Loop, IntoMobile and Between the Lines Blog
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Report: Verizon to keep unlimited data for iPhone
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: What we think we know about the Verizon iPhone
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Verizon's iPhone: Here comes the fallout
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Verizon Expresses Confidence in Network Capacity as AT&T Preps for Competition
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Facebook shutting down? Um, no.
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Verizon iPhone Launch Dovetails with ATandT Android Uptake
Stephanie N. Mehta / Fortune: Why the Verizon ‘dream phone’ matters
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Forget 4G and monthly costs, Verizon will sell millions of iPhones
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Rumor: Verizon to offer unlimited data plans for iPhone users
Mark Walsh / MediaPost: Verizon iPhone To Boost Mobile Ad Market
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: Everything We Know about the Verizon iPhone So Far
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Live from Verizon Wireless' iPhone event!
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: The Verizon iPhone: what it means for the US mobile market
Mark Kurlyandchik / DailyTech: Report: Verizon to Offer Unlimited iPhone Plans
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Verizon iPhone comes with Unlimited Data Plan Option?
Steven Russolillo / Dow Jones Newswires: Verizon Wireless plans Tuesday event, iPhone speculation mounts
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Verizon iPhone To Get Unlimited Data Plan - Source
Lynnette Luna / FierceBroadbandWireless: Report: Verizon bolsters 3G network in anticipation of iPhone
David Murphy / PC Magazine: Source: Verizon to Launch $30 Unlimited iPhone Data Plan
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: Verizon Gets iPhone, AT&T Bleats Indignation
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Verizon to Offer Unlimited Data Plans for iPhone?
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: More On The Verizon iPhone: Unlimited Data Plan In The Works
Michael Santo / Examiner: Verizon to offer iPhone users unlimited data: report
Alex Salkever / DailyFinance: Verizon iPhone Buzz Is Building: Five Things It Could Mean
Shelly Palmer / Shelly Palmer Digital Living: Verizon Offering Unlimited iPhone Data
Kelly Guimont / TUAW: Talkcast tonight, 7 PM PT/10 PM ET: Crystal Ball Edition!
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: WSJ: Verizon to offer iPhone users unlimited data plans
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Verizon iPhone to Debut With Unlimited Data Plan
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Verizon to offer unlimited iPhone data plans. What about browsing while talking?
Stephen M. Hackett / Macgasm: Rumor: Verizon to offer unlimited iPhone data
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Reports: Verizon to offer unlimited data on iPhone
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: WSJ: Verizon to offer the iPhone with unlimited data, available late January
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Verizon iPhone to offer unlimited data in contrast to AT&T
Verizon iPhone to offer unlimited data in contrast to AT&T
Discussion: SlashGear, Newlaunches.com, The Apple Core Blog, ThinkMobile, MacRumors, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, TUAW, TodaysiPhone.com and Geek.com
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Verizon iPhone more expensive predicts analyst, missing the point completely
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Verizon to differentiate its iPhone with unlimited data
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Verizon iPhone to get Truly Unlimited 3G Data? …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Verizon Will Trip AT&T With The iPhone — Then Point And Laugh With Unlimited Data
Michael Rose / TUAW: WSJ: Verizon iPhone will offer unlimited data
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Facebook Wins Relatively Few Friends in Japan — TOKYO — Mark Zuckerberg. Who? — Mr. Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old Facebook chief executive and co-founder, may be the man of the moment in the United States and much of the rest of the online world. But here in Japan …
Discussion: The Bivings Report, Asiajin, SAI, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and Tech Report
Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report: Facebook is NOT big in Japan
Akky Akimoto / Asiajin: Facebook Featured On TV Tokyo World Business Satellite
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Facebook Is Nowhere In Japan
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Would Government Issued Internet ID Hamper Online Commerce?
John Moe / Tech Report: Japan hates Facebook
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Myspace Plans to Lay Off 550 to 600 Employees Tomorrow — Myspace, which has been struggling to revitalize itself, is expected to lay off 550 to 600 of its staff of just over 1,000 tomorrow, according to several sources. — NetworkEffect first reported news of the large-scale cuts at the end of December.
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, The Next Web, SiliconANGLE, SlashGear, Electronista, paidContent, Tech Report, Softpedia News, Geek.com and SAI
Chris Davies / SlashGear: MySpace job cuts tipped for Tuesday; up to 60% layoffs
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Updated: MySpace Making Big Layoff Ahead Of Sale Or Downscale?
John Moe / Tech Report: Myspace to lay off 500-600 tomorrow
John Brownlee / Geek.com: 60% of Myspace staff to be laid off tomorrow
New York Times:
1986 Privacy Law Is Outrun by the Web — SAN FRANCISCO — Concerned by the wave of requests for customer data from law enforcement agencies, Google last year set up an online tool showing the frequency of these requests in various countries. In the first half of 2010, it counted more than 4,200 in the United States.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Motorola expected to ship 700,000-800,000 Xoom tablet PCs in 1Q11 — Motorola, with assistance from Google, has showcased its new Android 3.0-based Xoom tablet PC and has placed orders for about 700,000-800,000 units with four color options for the first quarter of 2011, according to sources from upstream component makers.
Discussion: Computerworld, eWeek, VentureBeat, Inquirer, Gearlog, Android Community, Softpedia News, Droid Life, Forbes, The Next Web, SlashGear, Electronista and Erictric
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Motorola Xoom Tries to Raise Bar iPad Set
David Neal / Inquirer: Motorola Xoom tablet heads to the UK
Parmy Olson / Forbes: Morning Tech Wrap: Verizon, WikiLeaks, Motorola
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive interview: Google's Matias Duarte talks Honeycomb, tablets, and the future of Android — We're not going to lie — we're pretty excited to bring this to you guys. Here at CES 2011 we had a chance to sit down with Matias Duarte, the man behind webOS (as well as the Sidekick and Helio UIs) …
Discussion: Google Watch, FarukAt.e and AndroidGuys
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Android Addresses UI Shortcomings
Android Addresses UI Shortcomings
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: The future of Android from the man behind webOS
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
No more restocking fees at Apple Stores starting January 11 — Typically, when you return an opened product to an Apple Store you will be charged a 10% restocking fee. Well, come Tuesday, this will all be in the past as Apple is cutting restocking fees from their retail chain.
Discussion: CNET News, Examiner, PC World, The Toybox Blog, Computerworld, PadGadget, TiPb, Engadget, iPhone Buzz, TUAW, Erictric, SlashGear, PhoneArena, BGR, Gadgetell, Electronista, MacRumors, RazorianFly, MacNN, HotTips!, App Advice, iClarified and everythingiCafe, Thanks:steveinminn
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Apple to end restocking fees tomorrow
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple to drop restocking fees beginning January 11th
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Apple to Scrap Restocking Fees? We Hope So
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: Apple dropping restocking fees on January 11
Ben Camm-Jones / Computerworld: Apple scraps restocking fees in Apple Stores - report
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Apple will drop restocking fees on January 11th
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Apple scraps restock fee, Apple offers iPhone 3GS for $49, iXtreamer goes on sale
Victor Agreda, Jr / TUAW: Apple Store spotted covering up, but likely not for new iPhone …
Eric Calouro / Erictric: Restocking Fees to be Eliminated at Apple Stores
Charlie Pryor / HotTips!: No More Restocking Fees At Apple!
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Verizon iPhone To Be Available By End Of Month, Will Jobs Be At The Announcement?
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
Twitter endorsements face OFT clampdown — Watchdog says online companies who did not disclose paid-for promotions by celebrities and bloggers were deceptive — How does a celebrity declare their affiliations to certain brands in fewer than 140 characters?
Discussion: BBC, GigaOM, Pocket-lint, Fast Company, THINQ.co.uk and The Atlantic Online, more at Mediagazer »
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: The UK Comes Gunning For Twitter — This Time Over Ads
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: OFT targets Twitter brand champions
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Klout Lands $8.5 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Greycroft To Measure Social Influence — Klout, a startup that measures influence on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, has raised $8.5 million in new funding led by the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer recently launched sFund with participation from Greycroft Partners.
Discussion: VentureBeat, VatorNews, alarm:clock, Mashable!, GigaOM, BoomTown, paidContent, The Official Klout Blog and silicontap.com
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Online influence tracker Klout lands $8.5M
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Klout raises $8.5M to measure Web influence
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: Klout Snags $8.5 Million to Measure Social Media Influence
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Klout Gets $8.5M to Create the Page Rank of the Social Web
David Kaplan / paidContent: Social Media Measurement Firm Klout Raises $8.5 Million
Joe Fernandez / The Official Klout Blog: Taking Klout to the Next Level
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple follows AT&T, drops official US iPhone 3GS price to $49 — Apple has quietly dropped the price of its entry-level 8GB iPhone 3GS to $49 with a new two-year contract with AT&T, matching the new low price that last week was offered exclusively by the carrier.
Discussion: CNET News, Examiner, App Advice, Macgasm, everythingiCafe, O'Grady's PowerPage and TUAW
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Target starts selling iPhone 3GS for $49
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple follows AT&T's lead; lowers iPhone 3GS price to $49
Joe White / App Advice: Apple Also Drops Price Of iPhone 3GS To $49
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Apple drops iPhone 3GS price to $49, but will it last
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple Drops iPhone 3GS Price Too
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple follows suit, drops iPhone 3GS handset price to $49 with AT&T contract
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple lowers official US iPhone 3GS price to $49
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Jam-packed CES draws more than 140,000 visitors to Vegas — The 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, known as CES, was a blow-out success with more than 140,000 attendees, according to preliminary figures released tonight. — The 140,000-figure is 10 percent above the 126,000 attendees for the January 2010 show.
William Browning / Business Wire: Microsoft Wows 2011 CES with Kinect, Tablet Hybrid, Microsoft Surface
William Browning / Yahoo! News: Apple No-Show's the 2011 CES, Still Has Huge Impact
Martyn Williams / Macworld: CEA: CES in 2011 was likely biggest in three years
Don Clark / Digits: It's Almost Official: CES Was Packed
Brian Heater / Gearlog: CES Attendance Back Up, After Two Year Drop
Johnny Cullen / VG247: CES 2011 sees 10 percent attendance increase over 2010
Chris Nuttall / FT tech hub: CES attendance is best in three years
Dave Taylor / Intuitive.com: Hotel Internet per-laptop? You're obsolete!
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple AirPlay devices set to explode in 2011 — Although DLNA may have had a significant head start, the streaming media standard available on more than 9,000 devices is about to be challenged in a very big way by Apple's upstart AirPlay technology. At least it will be if Jordan Watters …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Lucas Gonze's blog and MacStories
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: CES: AirPlay systems are heading for prime time
Federico Viticci / MacStories: AirPlay Devices To Explode in 2011
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
EMI, Music Labels Rejected by High Court in Appeal of Song-Pricing Lawsuit — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the country's four largest music labels, refusing to block a suit accusing them of conspiring to fix Internet song prices. — Units of Sony Corp., Vivendi SA …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Media Maverick and Reuters
Microsoft investigates ‘phantom’ Windows Phone 7 data — Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has promised updates to the operating system soon — Microsoft has told BBC News that it is investigating why some handsets running its Windows Phone 7 software are sending and receiving “phantom data”.
Discussion: Smartphones …, THINQ.co.uk, The Next Web, MobileCrunch, WMPoweruser.com and Technologizer
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Are Windows Phone 7 high data usage reports carrier and device specific?
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Microsoft is finally investigating the Windows Phone 7 phantom data issue
Nicholas Deleon / MobileCrunch: The Phantom Menace: Is Your Windows Phone 7 Device Sending Out ‘Phantom Data’?
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple launching personal setup for Macs at Apple Stores — Apple has had a personal setup service for iPhone purchases made at Apple retail stores for some time now. Since Thanksgiving, Apple has offered the same personal setup service for iPad and iPod touch purchases.
Discussion: Consumer Reports …, Softpedia News, TUAW, MacStories and iClarified
Steven Sande / TUAW: Select Apple Stores to offer personal Mac setup service
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Launching “Custom Configure” Service for Macs
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Tablets at CES 2011: Honeycomb, Windows 7, and all the rest — It's been raining tablets here at CES 2011. No seriously, it as if the sky has opened up in Vegas and dropped touchscreen slabs with Android and Windows 7 operating systems on our heads. It's been nearly impossible to keep track …
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Android Rules The 4G Roost. Where Are The Rest?
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Intuit takes a swipe at Square — Intuit's GoPayment is going freemium to battle Jack Dorsey's Square, but is the mobile payment pie worth fighting over? — The Intuit GoPayment reader — Intuit, best known for its Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax accounting software …
Arik Hesseldahl / All Things Digital:
Microsoft Server Business Head Bob Muglia To Leave This Summer — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today in an email to employees that Bob Muglia, the company's head of its Servers and Tools Business Bob Muglia will be leaving this summer. No replacement has been named.
Discussion: CNET News
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Microsoft's server and tools boss steps down