Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Confirmed: Personal Hotspot feature coming to all iPhones in iOS 4.3 — According to our source, the personal hotspot feature that debuted on the Verizon iPhone yesterday will, in fact, be making its way to all iPhones in iOS 4.3. We're sure there will need to be carrier support for this feature …
Discussion: Mobilized, 9 to 5 Mac, GigaOM, MacRumors, Thoughts from the Sidelines, VentureBeat, App Advice, Redmond Pie, AppleInsider, eWeek, PC Magazine, Computerworld, CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, RazorianFly, ITProPortal, TiPb, Gizmodo, iThinkDifferent, Neowin.net, Digital Trends, ReadWriteWeb, Examiner, SlashGear, Appolicious Advisor, GottaBeMobile, Appletell, Techland, GeekSmack, Sidecut Reports, Download Squad, IntoMobile, Covering Web, The Toybox Blog, iLounge, THINQ.co.uk, Geeky-Gadgets, Erictric, Geek.com, everythingiCafe, MacStories, Pulse2, Engadget, DSLreports, TechCrunch, Softpedia News and TUAW
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iOS 4.3 drops iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G support
Chris Smith / Thoughts from the Sidelines: iOS 4.3 Now Available to Developers, iPhone 4, iPad & iPod touch …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Verizon iPhone hotspot feature headed to all iPhones soon
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: GSM iPhone to gain ‘Personal Hotspot’ in March with Apple's iOS 4.3 - rumor [u]
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple iPhones with iOS 4.3 Will Receive Personal Hotspot: Report
Greg Kumparak / CrunchGear: Confirmed: Personal Hotspot Is Baked Into The Just Released Dev Build Of iOS 4.3
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Confirmed: Personal Hotspot Is In The Just Released Dev Build Of iOS 4.3
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: iOS 4.3 To Add Wireless Hotspot To iPhone 4
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: iOS 4.3 to get personal hotspot
Aemon Malone / Digital Trends: Report: ‘Hotspots’ coming to all iPhones with iOS 4.3 firmware update
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots Reportedly Coming to All iPhones
Michael Santo / Examiner: Mobile hotspot confirmed to come to all iPhones in iOS 4.3
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPhone Personal Hotspot coming to all in iOS 4.3
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: iOS 4.3 to Bring Personal Hotspot to iPhone
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: iOS 4.3 may feature Personal Hotspot, bringing wireless tethering to all iPhones
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Personal Hotspot coming to all iPhones in iOS 4.3?
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: iOS 4.3 To Bring Mobile Hotspot Features To iPhone
Eric Calouro / Erictric: iOS 4.3 to Bring Mobile Hotspot Feature to All iPhones
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: iOS 4.3 To Bring Personal Hotspots To All iPhones (With Carrier Approval)
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Personal Hotspot For All iPhones with iOS 4.3 In March?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Personal Hotspot Feature Will Be Built Into iOS 4.3
John Biggs / TechCrunch: Personal Hotspots Coming To All iPhones In March
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta — A few minutes ago Apple releases iOS 4.3 beta to developers. It's available now in the iOS Dev Center. The beta is available for iOS devices and the second generation Apple TV. Supported iOS mobile devices are iPad, iPhone 4 and 3GS, iPod touch 2nd, 3rd and 4th gen. Build number is 8F5148b.
Discussion: App Advice, MacRumors, BGR, Engadget, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, SlashGear, Download Squad, RazorianFly, The Next Web, PhoneArena and everythingiCafe, Thanks:i6laswegian
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta To Developers - Adds Tons Of Great New Features
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Apple releases iOS 4.3 beta 1 to developers for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iOS 4.3 for devices and Apple TV seeded to developers
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: iOS 4.3 Beta Released
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Apps with AirPlay, new gestures and hotspot support coming to iOS devices in 4.3
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta To Developers
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
iOS Wifi Hotspot? It's in the Next Version, If Your Carrier Turns it On — The iOS version 4.3 will not include a wifi hotspot feature by default, contrary to hopes and reports this morning, but the feature can be turned on if carriers choose. The Verizon iPhone announcement …
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T: We're “Evaluating” The New iPhone Mobile Hotspot Feature
AT&T: We're “Evaluating” The New iPhone Mobile Hotspot Feature
Discussion: GigaOM, Redmond Pie, MacRumors, RazorianFly, Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac and Fortune
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: iOS 4.3: Better AirPlay, Hotspot Settings, iPad Gestures
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Exclusive: iOS 4.3 is Confirmed to Bring Personal Hotspot Feature to All iPhones
Arron / RazorianFly: BGR: “Personal Hotspot” Feature Confirmed As Coming To All iPhones With iOS 4.3
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: AT&T: Please Let Us Hotspot Our iPhones
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iOS hotspot sightings all over
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: AMD CEO forced out, MySpace lays off 47%
Tim Sneath / MSDN Blogs:
An Open Letter from the President of the United States of Google — The world's ability to communicate with one another is a key factor in its rapid evolution and economic growth. The Esperanto language was invented last century as a politically neutral language that would foster peace and international understanding.
Jon Brodkin / Computerworld: In HTML5 war, Microsoft employee slams ‘President of the United States of Google’
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: Why On Earth Is Google Chrome Dropping H.264?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Google prepares to ruin Chrome browser
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Google drops support for H.264 video in favor of WebM
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Google Abandons h.264 Codec Support in Chrome, Apple and Microsoft Still Onboard
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Microsoft bashes Google's H.264 Chrome removal
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Chrome Adds WebM Video, Drops H.264
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
So Google, You'll Be Dropping Support For Flash Next, Right?
So Google, You'll Be Dropping Support For Flash Next, Right?
Discussion: Computerworld, Fortune, Search Engine Journal, Download Squad, Geek.com, Faster Forward, SAI, Softpedia News, OStatic blogs, FarukAt.e and Just Browsing
Jared Newman / Computerworld: Google Drops H.264 from Chrome; New Flash Battleground?
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google to drop support for embedded H.264 video
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Google Chrome drops H.264 support to focus purely on open technologies like WebM
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Google is dropping H.264 support from Chrome in favor of WebM
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Google to eject H.264 video from Chrome browser
Matthew Gertner / Just Browsing: Chrome Drops H.264: Good, Bad or Indifferent?
Arpit Mathur / Code Zen: Why Google Was Correct In Chrome Dropping H.264
Apple, Verizon Took Years to Clear IPhone Differences — Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) — Verizon Communications Inc. President Lowell McAdam works a few miles from the New York auditorium where he announced yesterday's deal to offer Apple Inc.'s iPhone. It took him four years to get there.
Discussion: AppleInsider, SAI, PC World, L.A. Times Tech Blog, MacRumors, MacNN, RazorianFly, Engadget, Electronista, MacStories, Inquirer and TUAW
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: ‘Daily Show’ skewers AT&T over Verizon iPhone news
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: It Only Took Apple And Verizon A Day To Negotiate The Business Side Of iPhone Deal
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Open Access Provision Wouldn't Prevent LTE IPhone
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Verizon iPhone has new antenna, different side buttons, and old cases might not fit
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Verizon President Offers a Look Inside the Apple-Verizon iPhone Negotiations
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Behind The Scenes Of The Verizon iPhone
David Neal / Inquirer: The Ipad will tip up at Verizon too
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple, Verizon negotiations from the inside
Greg Blevins / Google Mobile Blog:
Now available: Google Places with Hotpot for iPhone — We recently released Google Places with Hotpot in Google Maps for Android, and starting now, you can have that same great experience as an iPhone app. We realize the importance of finding places you'll love while you're out and about, no matter what mobile device you use.
Jessica Dolcourt / The Download Blog: ‘Google Places’ Yelp rival comes to iPhone
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Google Places iPhone App Now Available
David Chartier / Macworld: Google releases new Google Places app for iPhone
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Google Places Gets Its Own iPhone App
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google Places With Hotpot Released For iPhone
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Google Places With Hotpot Now Available For iOS [Google Launches …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Serves Places On The iPhone With A Side Of Hotpot
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google launches iPhone app for social place recommendations
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Places App for iPhone Now Available
Jennifer Bergen / AppScout: Google Places App Now Available for iPhone
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft: Apple can't claim exclusive rights to ‘App Store’ — Should the phrase “App Store” be Apple's alone? Microsoft says no, and it's fighting for the right to use those words for its own mobile application store. — The Redmond company this week escalated its battle against Apple's attempt …
Discussion: Digits, The Microsoft Blog, GigaOM, Electronista, Financial Times, paidContent, Engadget, Ars Technica, The Next Web, TechCrunch, IntoMobile, Pulse2, Computerworld, GMSV, BBC, MacRumors, eWeek, everythingiCafe, TiPb, Neowin.net, Gearlog, GottaBeMobile, Digital Trends, Mobile Marketing Watch, Network World, SAI, p2pnet and WinRumors, Thanks:johnhcook
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Should Apple Get to Trademark ‘App Store’? Microsoft Says No
Liam Cassidy / GigaOM: Why Microsoft's “App Store” Block Attempt Will Fail
Mary Watkins / Financial Times: Microsoft fights Apple on ‘App Store’ name
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: So Who Owns ‘App Store’? Not Apple, Says Microsoft
John Biggs / TechCrunch: Microsoft Claiming Term “App Store” As Generic
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: App Store? There's a legal fight for that. Also: PS3 hacker suit, piracy action
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Objects to Apple's App Store Trademark Attempt
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Microsoft Fights Apples “App Store” Trademark
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Microsoft Fighting Apple App Store trademark
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Microsoft Itching for a Fight over Apple's App Store Trademark
Aemon Malone / Digital Trends: Microsoft challenges Apple's ‘App Store’ trademark
Stephen Lawson / Network World: Microsoft fights Apple trademark on ‘App Store’
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Microsoft Sues To Fight Apple's “App Store” Trademark
David / TmoNews:
Samsung Vibrant Plus Will Offer 21+ Mbps 4G Speeds — Well, we knew the Samsung Vibrant Plus existed but we didn't know was that it's slated to be T-Mobile's first 4G phone that offers 21+ Mbps speeds. Currently, the myTouch4G and T-Mobile G2 offer 4G speeds that are capped at 14.4 Mbps.
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Rumor: Original Samsung Vibrant Froyo Update Being Purposely Held Due …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Documents detailing Samsung Vibrant 4G leak; HSPA+, front-facing camera
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Samsung Vibrant 4G appears in leaked docs, touts 21Mbps HSPA+, front-facing camera
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: Leaked: Samsung Vibrant 4G will have 21Mbps HSPA+, front-facing camera
Rajesh Pandey / Techie Buzz: Samsung Vibrant 4G Specs Leak; Offers Speeds Of Up to 21+Mbps
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: T-Mobile Galaxy S Vibrant 4G Coming Soon
Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0: Samsung Vibrant Plus to Bring T-Mobile 4G at 21mbps
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack.com: Samsung Vibrant 4G Coming to T-Mobile with HSPA+ Connectivity, Front Facing Camera?
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Samsung Vibrant Plus With 21 Mbps Coming to T-Mobile?
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Updated Samsung Galaxy S to hit T-Mobile with 21 Mbps HSPA …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Samsung Vibrant 4G headed to T-Mobile with HSPA+ 21+Mbps
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Rumor Mill: T-Mobile to roll out HSPA+ 21 Android smartphone
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
$50 Billion? Hah! Insiders Say Facebook's Goal Is To Be The First TRILLION Dollar Company — Goldman Sach clients are buying $1.5 billion worth of Facebook stock at a $50 billion valuation. — Yesterday, Wedbush analyst Lou Kerner said that if Facebook were a public company, it would be valued closer to $100 billion right now.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Demand Media Clears SEC and Prices IPO — Demand Media is set to go public, according to an amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, with shares priced from $14 to $16 each. — The online publisher could sell up to 8.625 million shares and, if it prices at the top of the range …
Discussion: paidContent, The Business Insider, CNNMoney Tech Tumblr, SAI, SiliconANGLE and DealBook, more at Mediagazer »
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Demand Media Moves Ahead With Its Plans To Go Public
Guillaume Decugis / The Business Insider: Why Demand Media's Content Farm Model Is All Wrong
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook to Distribute AMBER Alerts, Perhaps Other Emergency Info — In an interesting tie between government and Facebook, users will soon be able to receive AMBER (America's Missing Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts on the site about children abducted in their area.
Discussion: VatorNews, CNET News, Gov 2.0, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Digits, BaltTech, NetworkEffect and TechSpot
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: AMBER Alert now on Facebook in full force
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Facebook to broadcast AMBER Alerts for abducted children
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Amber Alerts on Facebook
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Facebook to distribute Amber Alerts
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Facebook to distribute AMBER Alerts for abducted children
Saijel Kishan / Bloomberg:
Clarium Hedge Fund Slumps 90% From Peak After Thiel Has Third Losing Year — Peter Thiel got rich investing in PayPal and Facebook Inc. before most people knew them, built a hedge fund that at its apex managed $7.2 billion, and forecast the collapse of the U.S. housing market.
Courtney Comstock / SAI: Peter Thiel's Hedge Fund Has Gotten Much Tinier Than You Realize
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo TV is a Paradigm Shift for Internet TV — Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show we got a sneak peek at the latest incarnation of Yahoo Connected TV and we were excited about what we saw: the first Internet TV device to bring passive and personalized Internet content to its users.
Discussion: VentureBeat and SAI
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The top trends of the Consumer Electronics Show (poll)
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Wow, Yahoo TV Actually Looks Like A Great Product
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
AMD CEO left partly over mobile strategy: source — (Reuters) - The departure of Advanced Micro Devices' chief executive followed months of concern among some board members that he wasn't doing enough to get the chip maker into the exploding mobile market, a company source said.
Discussion: IntoMobile, FierceWireless, Datamation and Wall Street Journal
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: AMD CEO ousted over lack of mobile strategy
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: AMD pushed out CEO for lack of focus on mobile
Quin Street Corporation / Datamation: CEO Search: What AMD Needs
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Google Translate Adds Conversation Mode for Real-time Audio Translation — Google has implemented an early version of a feature for its translation app that does on the fly audio translation from one language to another. — The feature, known as Conversation Mode, is being added to Google Translate for Android.
Discussion: IntoMobile, ReadWriteWeb, The Official Google Blog, TechCrunch, Engadget and Geek.com
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Google Translate for Android getting conversation mode
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google's Conversation Translation Looks Like a Gimmick
Awaneesh Verma / The Official Google Blog: A new look for Google Translate for Android
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: ¡Increíble! …
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Conversation translation added to Google Translate on Android
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Associated Press Settles Copyright Lawsuit Against Obama ‘Hope’ Artist — Street artist Shepard Fairey and The Associated Press are settling a copyright dispute over who owned the rights to the iconic Obama “Hope” poster, the two said in a joint statement Wednesday.
Discussion: ap.org, MediaMemo, Lens and ArtsBeat, more at Mediagazer »
Paul Colford / ap.org: AP and Shepard Fairey announce agreement in Obama poster case
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Associated Press Settles Copyright Case With Obama Poster-Maker Shepard Fairey
David W. Dunlap / Lens: Obama Image Copyright Case Is Settled
Randy Kennedy / ArtsBeat: Fight Over Obama ‘Hope’ Image Is Settled
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How Media Will Relate to Facebook in the Future — All media will be personalized in three to five years, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in September. One of the ways that's likely to happen everywhere just appeared on the UK Independent. — The site announced last night that it now offers granular subscriptions by Facebook.
Discussion: blogs.independent.co.uk and Poynter
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Rackspace, Akamai forge partnership — Rackspace will offer Akamai's technologies—content delivery network services, secure sockets layer and other web optimization tools—as part of its cloud hosting services. — Under the partnership, Rackspace said it will integrate Akamai features in its Cloud Files, an online storage system.
Discussion: GigaOM and Data Center Knowledge
Derrick Harris / GigaOM: Rackspace Shares Its CDN Love With Akamai
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Rackspace Adds Akamai as CDN Partner
Emmy Huang / Adobe Flash Platform Blog:
On Improving Privacy: Managing Local Storage in Flash Player — Adobe Flash Player delivers some of the most compelling, interactive experiences on the web. The team works hard to add new features and push Flash Player capabilities so designers and developers can make the richest content available.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Formspring Closes $11.5 Million Round, Launches ‘Respond’ Button — One of the biggest phenomena of last year was Formspring, a social site that lets you invite your friends to “Ask you anything”. The site launched in November 2009 and rose from obscurity to some 40 million monthly uniques at its peak …
Discussion: Inside Facebook, VentureBeat, alarm:clock, Xconomy and Black Web 2.0
Sara Inés Calderón / Inside Facebook: Formspring Closes $11.5M Round, Sees New Growth with Facebook Users
Dan Mitchell / VentureBeat: Q&A site Formspring scores $11.5M
Wade Roush / Xconomy: Formspring Collects $11.5M
Zoran Basich / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Bill Draper Takes Stock Of A Venture Industry He Helped Create — It's not a stretch to say that the story of Bill Draper is the story of venture capital. — The iconic 83-year-old founder of Draper Gaither & Anderson, Sutter Hill Ventures and Draper Richards virtually created …
Sony Files Lawsuit Against Geohot Over PS3 Jailbreak — After publishing the PS3 root keys publicly, Geohot released his first jailbreak for PS 3 firmware 3.55. Though he specifically wrote on his website that he doesn't condone piracy and disabled peek and poke features, yet he has been sued for jailbreaking PS3.
Discussion: BBC, Crave, Technologizer, Download Squad, Computerworld, Engadget, PC World, CrunchGear, Geek.com, TechEye, p2pnet, The Register, Fudzilla, Faster Forward, The Next Web, Ars Technica and Softpedia News, Thanks:tech_tweeple
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog: PS3 jailbreak prompts restraining order from Sony
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Sony Tries to Scrub PS3 Jailbreaks From the Web
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Sony sues iPhone jailbreaker Geohot over PS3 firmware 3.55 hack
Ross Miller / Engadget: Sony asks for restraining order against Geohot, fail0verflow over PS3 exploits
Jeremy Kirk / PC World: Sony Asks for Restraining Order Over PS3 Hack
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Sony Looks To Scrub All Mentions Of PS3 Hack From The History Books
Brett James / Geek.com: Sony sues Geohot and his team over PS3 3.55 jailbreak
Dean Wilson / TechEye: Sony sues PlayStation 3 hackers
John Leyden / The Register: Sony sues PlayStation 3 ‘hackers’
Nick Farrell / Fudzilla: Sony launches legal action against PS3 hackers
Hayley Tsukayama / Faster Forward: Sony takes legal action over PS3 hacks
Vinicius Vacanti / Yipit Blog:
Travelzoo's Groupon Competitor Already Valued at $400 Million — Five months ago, Travelzoo, an old internet 1.0 company, decided to expand their business by launching a Groupon competitor. — In September, Travelzoo Launched a Groupon Competitor — They have always been known for sending …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
OpenJDK code lands as Mac Port Project springs to life — November saw Apple and Oracle confirm the loss of built-in Java in future Macs in favor of a jointly developed open source Java implementation, to be maintained by the OpenJDK project. Now the first code under the deal has landed.
Discussion: The Register
Cade Metz / The Register: Open source Java 7 for Mac code appears