Andru Edwards / Gear Live:
Leaked: New ATT text messaging plans in preparation for Verizon iPhone — AT&T customers, get ready for new text messaging rates to go into effect starting next week. As the Verizon iPhone approaches, the company is looking to make their plans look a bit more attractive, and not so different from what Verizon will be offering.
Discussion: SAI, TechCrunch, BGR, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, PhoneArena, iLounge, Techland, MobileCrunch, Electronista, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Geek.com, Gizmodo Australia and Gizmodo
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: AT&T Making Text Messaging Cheaper As Free Text Messaging Apps Get More Popular
Zach Epstein / BGR: Best Buy prepares to battle Verizon's iPhone 4; BGR gets caught in the crossfire
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: AT&T Simplifying Texting Plans, Enlisting Best Buy in Battle Against Verizon iPhone
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Best Buy to steer people away from Verizon iPhones?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Mix: iPad proximity, Chinese iPhone limits, Best Buy, Zokem
Michelle Castillo / Techland: If rumor is right, it looks like AT&T is going to start …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: AT&T To Launch New Text Plans Next Week?
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: AT&T rumored to be preparing new text messaging plans
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Best Buy Shying Away from the Verizon iPhone 4?
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Best Buy leak shows that AT&T will change text messaging plans January 23rd
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Cold Water on the iPad 2 Retina Display Hype — Rumors are rampant that the upcoming iPad 2 will feature a higher-resolution retina display. Long story short: No, it won't. — The current iPad has a 1024 × 768 display; a double-resolution retina display iPad would have a 2048 × 1536 display.
Discussion: CNET News, Pulse2, Electronista, IntoMobile, SlashGear, MacStories and Pocket-lint
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Latest rumor: iPad 2 won't feature Retina Display
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: John Gruber: iPad 2 Does Not Have A Retina Display
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPad 2 Retina Display rumors under fire: prototypes aren't next-gen iOS tablet
Federico Viticci / MacStories: No Retina Display On The iPad 2?
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: iPad 2: Retina display or no? Sources disagree
Avery Pennarun / apenwarr:
Moore's law and iPad-sized “retina displays”
Moore's law and iPad-sized “retina displays”
Discussion: TiPb and MacStories
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: The problem with not going 2x with an iPad 2 Retina Display
Graham Spencer / MacStories: The Problems with a High Resolution Display on the iPad 2
Richard Gaywood / TUAW: iPads and Retina Displays: Doing the math
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In The Race To 10 Billion Downloads, Apple Uncovers The Top All-Time Apps — If you had to guess what the top downloaded iOS app of all time was, what would you say? You'll probably get it. It's an obvious one. It's Facebook. Number two is fairly easy too: Pandora.
Discussion: SAI, Datamation, CNET News, Gizmodo, Pulse2, Appolicious Advisor, TiPb, The Next Web, msnbc.com, SlashGear and Inc.com
Dylan Love / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: All-Time Top 10 Free iPhone Apps
Quin Street Corporation / Datamation: Apple Reveals All Time Most Popular Downloads
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Apple reveals top apps of all time
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: The Most Popular iOS Apps of All Time
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Reveals The Top Apps Of All Time
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: iPad sales break records in Q1; math suggests no retina for iPad 2
Leanna Lofte / TiPb: Apple reveals all time top iPhone and iPad app downloads
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: iTunes lists all-time top selling iPhone/iPad apps
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple reveals All-Time Top App Store apps
Christine Lagorio / Inc.com: The Cash Register Meets its App
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft nails down Windows Phone 7 data-uploading issue — A third-party application is mostly responsible for a Windows Phone 7 issue that has caused, for some users, megabytes of mysterious data uploading over 3G, Microsoft said today. — Last week, Microsoft said it was investigating claims …
Discussion: Windows Phone Secrets, WinRumors, SlashGear, pocketnow.com, Engadget, IntoMobile, The Next Web, Pulse2 and WPCentral.com
Paul Thurrott / Windows Phone Secrets: Has Microsoft found the data hog bug?
Adam Z Lein / pocketnow.com: Guess Which App is Using Up All of Your WP7 Data
Richard Lai / Engadget: App review: SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Microsoft: A “third party solution” is responsible for WP7 phantom data
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Microsoft Resolves Windows Phone 7 Data Uploading Issue
George Ponder / WPCentral.com: Windows Phone 7 data leaks a third party issue?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HP / Palm tablet to feature Touchstone dock, cloud storage, Beats audio and Tap-to-Share smartphone integration — Now that the kitty's out of the gemstone bag, we're slowly starting to connect the dots that obscure the details of Palm's soon to be announced “Topaz” and “Opal” tablets.
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, Yahoo! News, Digital Trends, CNET News, Pulse2, Techland, Gizmodo Australia, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Gadget Lab, I4U News, LAPTOP Magazine, Everything webOS, Electronista, Computerworld, IntoMobile, Gizmodo, THINQ.co.uk, SlashGear, Fonehome.co.uk, Newlaunches.com, PreCentral.net and PhoneReport v2.0
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: More WebOS tablet rumors: cloud storage, ‘Touchstone’ charging, shipping in March?
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: First leaked look at HP Palm's webOS Topaz tablet
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Additional Palm Tablet Specs Reveal Beats Audio and Tap-To-Share …
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo Australia: Unconfirmed: Palm's Tablets Will Use HP's Beats Audio, Cloud Storage
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: HP Palm webOS Tablets, More Rumored Details [HP Palm 7" Opal & 9" …
Robert Evans / I4U News: Can The New Palm Topaz/Opal Tablets Survive?
Christopher Meinck / Everything webOS: More webOS tablet leaks, upcoming phones “nothing too amazing”
Daniel Ionescu / Computerworld: HP's Upcoming WebOS Tablet Appears in Leaked Images
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: HP Topaz and Opal webOS Tablet Features Detailed
Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0: HP Palm webOS Tablets Detailed
Evan Blass / Pocketnow:
What Is the “HP Touchpad”? — Hewlett Packard has just filed for trademark protection on the term “HP Touchpad,” and unless it's poised for a marketing push based around its laptop input devices, we suspect that this will be yet another tablet from the venerable Silicon Valley manufacturer.
Discussion: Engadget, DigiTimes, SlashGear, PalmAddicts and PhoneArena
Nilay Patel / Engadget: HP files for ‘HP Touchpad’ trademark — a possible name for the webOS tablet?
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: HP Touchpad Trademark Filed, Possible Tablet Name?
Andy Berrios / PalmAddicts: HP Tablet finally getting a name?
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
LivingSocial Sells Over 700,000 Amazon Gift Cards in 14 Hours — Alright deal hunters of any level, here's a deal you will want to jump on asap. Group buying service LivingSocial is offering a nationwide deal on an Amazon gift card. The deal offers a $20 Amazon gift card for $10.
Discussion: LivingSocial Deals, SAI, All Facebook, VentureBeat, BetaNews, Communications …, The Huffington Post, Geek.com, USA Today, Pulse2 and Mashable!
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat: LivingSocial does another deal with Amazon.com
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: How many LivingSocial users can Amazon buy for $10?
Brian Osborne / Geek.com: LivingSocial - Buy a $20 Amazon gift card for $10 today only!
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: LivingSocial Offers 50% Off at Amazon
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
LivingSocial Deal Shows the Power of Amazon Partnership
LivingSocial Deal Shows the Power of Amazon Partnership
Discussion: eMoney, TechCrunch, Lightspeed Venture …, ReadWriteWeb, TechFlash and Kindle Review
Tricia Duryee / eMoney: LivingSocial Taps Amazon Investment by Giving Money Away (Sort Of)
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Amazon Throws LivingSocial A Big Bone With $10 Discount
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog: Big day for Living Social - $10 for a $20 Amazon gift certificate
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Big Day for LivingSocial, with $10 Off a $20 Amazon Gift Card
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Google gins search formula to favor its own services — Gmail, Maps get free ride — A noted Google-watcher has assembled a convincing argument that the site's search results highly favor Google-owned services, despite repeated company claims that they are algorithmically generated and never manipulated.
Discussion: Ben Edelman
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Flop Riles Goldman Clients — It was supposed to be Wall Street's hottest tech deal in years: the private offering of as much as $1.5 billion in shares of Facebook Inc. And it was a coup for the company's adviser, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the most envied firm on the Street.
Discussion: Pulse2, DealBook, Venture Capital Dispatch, Guardian and Deal Journal
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Goldman Sachs American Clients Are Pissed About The Facebook Deal
Susanne Craig / DealBook: At Goldman, Quarterly Profit Drops 53%
Richard Adams / Guardian: Goldman Sachs earnings and bonuses - live coverage
Tricia Duryee / All Things Digital:
Nintendo's 3DS on Sale March 27 for $250, Boasting iPhone-Like Features — Nintendo announced the pricing and release date today for the 3DS, which it hopes will rejuvenate sales as its other hardware platforms start aging. — The 3DS will be available in the U.S. on March 27 for a competitively priced $249.99.
Discussion: Guardian, Forbes, Digits, Engadget, BGR, TechEye, Pulse2, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Computerworld, TechCrunch, BetaNews, Ars Technica, GoNintendo, Show Me The Money and Fast Company
Steve Boxer / Guardian: Nintendo to launch 3D console in spring
Oliver Chiang / Forbes: At $250, Nintendo 3DS Will Need To Go Beyond Games Or Go Home
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Digits: Nintendo 3DS Will Launch in U.S. in March
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Live from Nintendo's 3DS preview with Reggie Fils-Aime
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Nintendo officially announces 3DS U.S. plans; $249 on March 27th
Emma Woollacott / TechEye: Nintendo 3DS to launch in March
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Nintendo 3DS Will Be Available In The U.S. On March 27th For $250
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Zelda, Street Fighter, Madden part of Nintendo 3DS game lineup, available March 27
Matt Peckham / Computerworld: Nintendo 3DS Event to Reveal US Launch Date
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Nintendo's new 3D handheld launches worldwide March 27
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: Nintendo 3DS hits shelves March 27 for $249: more details inside
RawmeatCowboy / GoNintendo: Nintendo 3DS press event - North American live-blog/European live-stream
Dorothy Pomerantz / Show Me The Money: Why the 3DS Matters to the Movie Industry
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Word Lens More Than Pays for Two Years of Bootstrapping With Its Impressive Launch — It was an app two years in the making, but a blowout week more than made up for the time and money Otavio Good spent bootstrapping Word Lens — the first arguably useful augmented reality experience.
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Sony Said to Plan Networked Portable Game Player, Smartphones — Sony Corp. plans to unveil an updated PlayStation Portable handheld game device on Jan. 27, followed by a game-playing smartphone in February, according to two people with knowledge of the plans.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Bloomberg Confirms Playstation Phone
Stan Schroeder / Mashable: Sony To Launch a New PSP Next Week, PlayStation Phone in February [REPORT]
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Sony PlayStation Phone To Be Announced Next Week
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to Get Grand Unveiling at Mobile World Congress?
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear: Report: Sony's PSP2 To Be Unveiled Next Week, PSP Phone To Follow Next Month
Michelle Castillo / Techland: Will We See the PSP2 Next Week?
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: Sony PSP2 expected to be unveiled next week
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Sony to unveil PlayStation phone in February
Colby Swandale / Neowin.net: Rumor: Sony's PSP2 To Be Revealed Next Week
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Goatse Security trolls were after “max lols” in AT&T iPad hack — On Tuesday the FBI arrested and charged two men in their mid-20s for their involvement in last year's attack on AT&T servers that mined over 100,000 e-mail addresses from iPad 3G owners. Andrew “weev” Auernheimer and Daniel …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Only 66% Use Twitter Profile Location Field as Intended, Says PARC Research Study — The first in-depth user research study on the usage of the “Location” field within Twitter profiles has just been published by the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). With a sample size of 32 million English language tweets …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft readies more West Coast retail stores — Microsoft is opening another brick-and-mortar retail store in California, company officials said today. — The new Microsoft store will be in Costa Mesa, Calif., at the South Coast Plaza Shopping Center, according to a tweet from the Microsoft consumer-products account on Twitter:
Discussion: CNET News, Electronista, WinRumors, GeekSmack and The Next Web
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Microsoft to open third retail store in California
Paul Paliath / GeekSmack: Microsoft to open retail store in California
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Playboy Magazine coming to iPad in its uncensored form in March, including full back catalog — From its very first issue in 1953 to its latest incarnation, the full catalog of Playboy Magazine is coming to the iPad this March. And not only that, it'll be faithful to its original form by arriving to your Apple slate uncensored.
Discussion: Computerworld, AppleInsider, Mashable, MacRumors, BGR, The Apple Core Blog, The Huffington Post, Apple Headlines, VentureBeat, PC World, TechTrackr, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Gawker, Techland, Crave, Macgasm, Digital Trends, GigaOM, SAI, PhoneArena, IntoMobile, Communications …, SlashGear, App Advice, Neowin.net, Softpedia News, iClarified, Gearlog, Pocket-lint, Download Squad, Mobile Entertainment, Mixed Media, Fast Company and Phones Review, more at Mediagazer »
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Uncensored Playboy on the iPad sidesteps App Store
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: ‘Playboy’ for iPad could signal arrival of adult content on Apple's iOS
Stan Schroeder / Mashable: Uncensored “Playboy” Magazine Coming to iPad in March
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Hugh Hefner: Playboy coming to iPad in March, uncensored
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Did Apple reverse its stance on nudity for Playboy?
Dan Mitchell / VentureBeat: Playboy to strut its stuff on the iPad — uncensored
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Hugh Hefner bringing Playboy to Apple iPad
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Playboy Promises To End iPad's ‘Freedom from Porn’
Graeme McMillan / Techland: The potential of the iPad has finally been fulfilled with the news …
Lance Whitney / Crave: The gadget blog: Uncensored Playboy to hit iPad in March, says Hef
Stephen M. Hackett / Macgasm: Adult content coming to the iPad?
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Apple allows porn, Playboy coming to iPad
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple's App Store Growing Up With Playboy for iPad
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Playboy Coming To The iPad Uncensored
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Uncensored Playboy issues coming to Apple iPad
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Entire Playboy back catalog coming to iPad
Matthew Rome / App Advice: Hugh Tweets Uncensored Playboy Coming To iPad Very Soon
Byron Hinson / Neowin.net: Playboy to go uncensored on the iPad?
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Playboy iPad app coming soon says Hefner
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Entire uncensored Playboy library, old and new, coming to iPad
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Playboy iPad app to be ‘uncensored’ says Hugh Hefner. But how?
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Relax, Everyone: Apple Isn't Bending Its Rules for Playboy
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Nuance Releases Mobile SDK To Speechify Apps — Nuance, the company behind the Dragon Naturally Speaking Dictation software, is making a big play to be the main speech technology behind mobile apps. The company has launched the Nuance Mobile Developer Program that gives iOS …
Discussion: ZDNet, Dragon Mobile Apps Blog …, Internet2Go and Mashable, Thanks:oryankim
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Nuance Wants to Speechify iPhone, Android Apps
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable: Nuance Releases Speech Transcription SDK iOS and Android Apps
Loic Le Meur / Telegraph:
Start-Up 100: Why I ditched Europe for Silicon Valley — Guest columnist Loic Le Meur explains why he chose to build his company on the West Coast — The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. … I left Europe because - to put it plainly - Silicon Valley kicks its butt.
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog, Thanks:loic
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog: Why I ditched Europe for Silicon Valley
Katherine Boehret / Wall Street Journal:
A New Social Network Where Inquiring Minds Run Wild — If brief communications like Twitter's 140-character messages, Facebook status updates and text messaging leave you longing for more substantial discourse, you may be in luck. This week, I took a look at Quora, a question-and-answer site …
Tom Simonite / Technology Review: A Question for Quora — Will a flood of new users dilute the quality of the Q&A site?
Alex Salkever / DailyFinance: Quora: Finally, a Killer Online Q&A Service Comes Together
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Pulled iDOS app returns, update if you dare — The controversial iOS app that let users run an emulated version of the DOS prompt has returned to the App Store, more than two months since it was pulled by Apple. — The app, which reappeared earlier this morning, has come back missing one key feature …
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: DOS Emulator Returns to the iOS App Store
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Buoyed By PayPal's Growth, eBay Posts 24 Percent Increase In Profits — eBay just posted strong fourth quarter earnings, announcing that revenue for the fourth quarter ending in 2010 increased a 5% to $2.5 billion, or up 10% excluding Skype, compared to the same period of 2009 (eBay sold Skype in Q3 of 2009).
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and 24/7 Wall St.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: EBAY Up 5%: Q4 Beats, Forecast Strong
Jon C. Ogg / 24/7 Wall St.: eBay Delivers on Earnings Gains (EBAY)
Swiss ‘WikiLeaks’ banker fined for giving away secret client data — A Swiss banker who claims to have helped WikiLeaks reveal details of rich tax evaders, was found guilty on Wednesday of coercion, breaking Switzerland's strict banking secrecy laws and sending threatening letters.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Internet Explorer 9 RC to include ActiveX filtering — Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate build will introduce an important new filtering feature, WinRumors has learned. — According to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, the software giant is currently building copies …
Discussion: CNET News and The Next Web
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Report: Internet Explorer 9 to add ActiveX filtering
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Cancels U.S. Launch of X7 Phone — In another setback for Nokia Corp., the Finnish mobile-phone giant has canceled the U.S. release of a smartphone that was slated to launch exclusively this year with AT&T Inc., people familiar with the situation said.
Discussion: CNET News, Digital Daily and Between the Lines Blog
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Report: Nokia and AT&T ditch plans for X7 smartphone
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Nokia Nixes X7 on AT&T
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Android stomps Nokia's X7 at AT&T
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's blow-out quarter: The bloggers called it, the Street blew it — In the quarterly battle between outsiders and the insiders, it's the amateurs by a mile — Amateurs in blue, pros in peach. Click to enlarge. — This one wasn't even close. — In our ranking of the best and worst Apple …
Discussion: asymco, Bloomberg, Daring Fireball, Computerworld, TUAW and Boing Boing
Horace Dediu / asymco: An new era in financial analysis is dawning
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg: Apple's ‘Underdog’ Analysts Outperform Wall Street From Helsinki, Caracas
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Keeping Score on Apple Finance Predictions
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple-holic's shocking AAPL stats and fiscal facts
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Bloggers thrash Apple analysts at predicting stuff