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, IntoMobile, MacRumors, Electronista, MacStories, SAI, CrunchGear, SlashGear, ITProPortal, Pocket-lint and Apple Gazette
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Latest rumor: iPad 2 won't feature Retina display
Federico Viticci / MacStories: No Retina Display On The iPad 2?
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: iPad 2 Not Likely To Get Super High Resolution Retina Display
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Gruber Says The iPad 2 Won't Have A Retina Display
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPad 2 Retina Display rumors under fire: prototypes aren't next-gen iOS tablet
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: Confirmed : Retina Display iPad Tablets Exist
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: iPad 2: Retina display or no? Sources disagree
Tanner Godarzi / Apple Gazette: Would A Retina Display On The iPad Make Sense? …
Avery Pennarun / apenwarr:
Moore's law and iPad-sized “retina displays” — Normally I don't bother to engage in Apple product speculation, but in this case, I have some actual knowledge (from a brief foray into working at a semiconductor company, some time ago) that might be interesting to share, and Apple is a good excuse.
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
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: MacRumors, TechCrunch, 9 to 5 Mac, Electronista, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Geek.com, Gizmodo and iLounge
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?
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
Charles Starrett / iLounge: AT&T plans changes to text message offerings
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: CNET News, SAI, Gizmodo, Appolicious Advisor, TiPb, msnbc.com, Inc.com, The Next Web, ITProPortal, SlashGear and TeleRead
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Apple reveals top apps of all time
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: The Most Popular iOS 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
Christine Lagorio / Inc.com: The Cash Register Meets its App
David Jani / ITProPortal: Apple Reveals All Time Top iOS Apps
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple reveals All-Time Top App Store apps
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Top ten iOS app lists feature some reading apps
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, BetaNews, VentureBeat, All Facebook, SAI, The Huffington Post, Communications …, Geek.com, USA Today and Mashable!
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: How many LivingSocial users can Amazon buy for $10?
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat: LivingSocial does another deal with Amazon.com
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, TechFlash, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Lightspeed Venture … 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
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Big Day for LivingSocial, with $10 Off a $20 Amazon Gift Card
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog: Big day for Living Social - $10 for a $20 Amazon gift certificate
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, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Gadget Lab, I4U News, Computerworld, LAPTOP Magazine, Electronista, Fudzilla, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Softpedia News, Everything webOS, PhoneReport v2.0, Newlaunches.com, Fonehome.co.uk, Gizmodo, THINQ.co.uk, PreCentral.net and FierceWireless
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
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?
Daniel Ionescu / Computerworld: HP's Upcoming WebOS Tablet Appears in Leaked Images
Slobodan Simic / Fudzilla: HP/Palm's webOS tablets detailed
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: HP Topaz and Opal webOS Tablet Features Detailed
Christopher Meinck / Everything webOS: More webOS tablet leaks, upcoming phones “nothing too amazing”
Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0: HP Palm webOS Tablets Detailed
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Rumor Mill: HP's webOS tablet destined for LTE networks
Evan Blass / Pocketnow:
What Is the “HP Touchpad”? — Hewlett Packard has just filed …
What Is the “HP Touchpad”? — Hewlett Packard has just filed …
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear, DigiTimes 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?
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: Post Tech, Venture Capital Dispatch, DealBook, Guardian, Deal Journal and SAI
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: The Circuit: Comcast-NBC reaction, e-mail privacy, Google in Iran
Susanne Craig / DealBook: At Goldman, Quarterly Profit Drops 53%
Richard Adams / Guardian: Goldman Sachs earnings and bonuses - live coverage
Stephen Grocer / Deal Journal: Deals of the Day: Bearish Bets on Apple Surged Before Jobs Announcement
Joe Weisenthal / SAI: Goldman's Horrible Week: A Bungled Deal, Angry Clients, Ugly Earnings …
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.
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, TechEye, Computerworld, Engadget, BGR, BetaNews, Show Me The Money, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Fast Company and GoNintendo
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
Emma Woollacott / TechEye: Nintendo 3DS to launch in March
Matt Peckham / Computerworld: Nintendo 3DS Event to Reveal US Launch Date
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
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Nintendo's new 3D handheld launches worldwide March 27
Dorothy Pomerantz / Show Me The Money: Why the 3DS Matters to the Movie Industry
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: Nintendo 3DS hits shelves March 27 for $249: more details inside
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.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable: Sony To Launch a New PSP Next Week, PlayStation Phone in February [REPORT]
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Bloomberg Confirms Playstation Phone
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to Get Grand Unveiling at Mobile World Congress?
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: Sony PSP2 expected to be unveiled next week
Michelle Castillo / Techland: Will We See the PSP2 Next Week?
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear: Report: Sony's PSP2 To Be Unveiled Next Week, PSP Phone To Follow Next Month
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Sony to unveil PlayStation phone in February
Colby Swandale / Neowin.net: Rumor: Sony's PSP2 To Be Revealed Next Week
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sony reportedly will announce new PlayStation Portable on Jan. 27
Eric Calouro / Erictric: PSP 2 May Be Unveiled on January 27
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: The Next Web, WinRumors, WMPoweruser.com and Windows Phone Secrets
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Microsoft: A “third party solution” is responsible for WP7 phantom data
Paul Thurrott / Windows Phone Secrets: Has Microsoft found the data hog bug?
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: AppleInsider, Computerworld, Mashable, BGR, VentureBeat, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Crave, Apple Headlines, The Apple Core Blog, MacRumors, TechTrackr, GigaOM, App Advice, Gawker, Techland, Macgasm, IntoMobile, Digital Trends, Mixed Media, SAI, PhoneArena, Communications …, SlashGear, Neowin.net, Softpedia News, iClarified, Gearlog, Pocket-lint, Fast Company, Download Squad, Mobile Entertainment, Phones Review, MobileWhack.com, Techie Buzz and Examiner, more at Mediagazer »
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: ‘Playboy’ for iPad could signal arrival of adult content on Apple's iOS
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Uncensored Playboy on the iPad sidesteps App Store
Stan Schroeder / Mashable: Uncensored “Playboy” Magazine Coming to iPad in March
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Hugh Hefner: Playboy coming to iPad in March, uncensored
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
Lance Whitney / Crave: The gadget blog: Uncensored Playboy to hit iPad in March, says Hef
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Did Apple reverse its stance on porn for Playboy?
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple's App Store Growing Up With Playboy for iPad
Matthew Rome / App Advice: Hugh Tweets Uncensored Playboy Coming To iPad Very Soon
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 …
Stephen M. Hackett / Macgasm: Adult content coming to the iPad?
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Uncensored Playboy issues coming to Apple iPad
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Apple allows porn, Playboy coming to iPad
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Relax, Everyone: Apple Isn't Bending Its Rules for Playboy
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Playboy Coming To The iPad Uncensored
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Entire Playboy back catalog coming to iPad
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?
Mark Rollins / MobileWhack.com: Playboy, both old and new, coming to iPad
Raseel Bhagat / Techie Buzz: Playboy App for iPad to be Available on App Store
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: The Next Web, WinRumors and Electronista
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 …
Apple COO Tim Cook on Android, Verizon, and more — On Tuesday Apple COO Tim Cook answered questions from analysts following the release of Apple's report of record quarterly earnings. Here's an edited transcript of his responses to several of those questions, covering topics …
Discussion: Computerworld, eWeek, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic Online, Engadget, 9 to 5 Mac, MacStories and TechSpot
Jared Newman / Computerworld: Apple's New Boss Calls Android Tablets Bizarre
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Apple COO Cook Dismisses Android, Windows Tablets
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: COO Tim Cook Opens Up About All Things Apple
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Apple's invested in a ‘very strategic’ …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Fortune 100 goes iPad crazy as AAPL's $3.9b component deal hurts competition
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple Enters $3.9 Billion Dollar Component Supply Deal
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple posts record quarterly earnings, again
Ina Fried / All Things Digital:
Apple's Really Good Quarter Was Really, Really Good in China
Apple's Really Good Quarter Was Really, Really Good in China
Discussion: Digital Daily
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: IPad Rivals? There Are No iPad Rivals.
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
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop:
Samsung: We Are Not Charging Carriers for Android Updates — Samsung Mobile emailed Phone Scoop a brief statement to settle some of the rumors that have been flying about regarding the Android 2.2 update for its Galaxy S smartphones. One report suggested that the delay is being caused …
Discussion: Digital Trends, Macworld, eWeek, Android Community, IntoMobile, Daring Fireball, DailyTech, ZDNet, Smartphones …, Examiner, PhoneArena, Androinica, Softpedia News, Apple Headlines and TmoNews
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Half of all Android phones now operating on Froyo
Mikael Ricknäs / Macworld: Samsung hints at next-gen Galaxy S smartphone
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Samsung Denies Charging Carriers for Android 2.2 Update
Chris Burns / Android Community: Samsung Mobile Announces both Mobile World Congress “next evolution” …
Mark Kurlyandchik / DailyTech: Samsung Denies Charging Carriers for Android Updates, Teases Galaxy S Replacement
James Kendrick / ZDNet: The Flawed Android Update Process; Too Many Cooks
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Want Froyo on your Galaxy S? Just buy a new device
Andrew Kameka / Androinica: Samsung: We're not charging for Froyo update
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 and Silicon Valley Watcher, Thanks:loic
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog: Why I ditched Europe for Silicon Valley
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Starbucks launches mobile payment network — The clever mobile payment system that Starbucks has been testing in a few stores in Seattle, New York and Silicon Valley is going national. — Starbucks is announcing that it has expanded the “pay by phone” program to 6,800 of its stores, plus more than 1,000 outlets inside Target stores.
Discussion: SAI, Datamation, BetaNews, TUAW, L.A. Times Tech Blog, eWeek, Starbucks Newsroom, MacRumors, App Advice, Digital Trends, mocoNews, Mashable, PhoneArena, Examiner, textually.org, NBC Bay Area, Bits, TechFlash, CrackBerry.com blogs, MobileCrunch, GeekSugar, SAI, GMSV, The Huffington Post, IntoMobile, ReadWriteWeb, TechLifeWeb, FT tech hub, BGR, VentureBeat, Gearlog, Tech Report, Gadget Lab, Epicenter, ThinkMobile, iLounge, Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thoughts from the Sidelines, SlashGear, blogs.chron.com, Nieman Journalism Lab, Inside Mobile Apps, GigaOM and USA Today
Quin Street Corporation / Datamation: Tech Leaders: Google, Apple, and...Starbucks?
Steven Sande / TUAW: Starbucks now accepting payments through iPhone app
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Starbucks allows mobile payments via iPhone, iPod Touch and BlackBerry
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Starbucks Enables Mobile Payments Via iPhone, Blackberry
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Starbucks Mobile Payments for iPhone and iPod Touch Now Available Nationwide
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Starbuck's Mobile Payment System Goes Nationwide
Aemon Malone / Digital Trends: Starbucks now accepting mobile payments nationwide
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable: Starbucks Starts Accepting Mobile Payments Nationwide
Michael Santo / Examiner: Starbucks takes its mobile payment service national
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Now at Starbucks: Buy a Latte by Waving Your Phone
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Starbucks Now Letting You Pay For Your Coffee Fix By Phone In 7,800+ Locations
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Now serving: more pay-by-phone at Starbucks, new Sprint fee, Netflix takeaway (1)
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Starbucks launches mobile payment system for BlackBerry and iOS
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Starbucks Launches Smartphone Payments Nationwide
Scott Kingery / TechLifeWeb: Web curation for January 17th 2011 through January 19th 2011
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Starbucks now accepting mobile payments nationwide
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Starbucks to announce that shoppers can pay for coffee with cell phones
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Starbucks Adds Mobile Payments From iPhones, BlackBerrys
John Moe / Tech Report: Starbucks lets you pay with a phone
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Pay for Coffee Nationwide With Your iPhone, Blackberry
John C Abell / Epicenter: Starbucks Mobile App Goes National, Digital Wallet Advances
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Starbucks (US): Pay Using an iPhone or BlackBerry. Android App in the Queue
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Starbucks officially launches iPhone payment feature
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: Now at Starbucks: Buy a Latte By Waving Your Phone - NYTimes.com
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Starbucks Rolls Out Mobile Payment System to 6,800 Stores
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Starbucks Goes Live With Mobile Payments, Grab Your Smartphone & Pay …
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Starbucks now taking payments from mobile phones nationwide
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: Mobile Round-Up: Appcelerator Acquires Aptana, More on Sony PSP Phone Launch
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Starbucks expands mobile payments to all sites
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: Internet2Go and Dragon Mobile Apps Blog …, Thanks:oryankim
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Nuance Wants to Speechify iPhone, Android Apps
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Senator who opposes antipiracy bill under pressure? — Supporters of an antipiracy bill introduced into the Senate last year appear ready to put some pressure on one of the legislation's chief opponents. — Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, was instrumental in blocking …
Discussion: Mashable! and ZeroPaid.com
Andrew Wallenstein / Mashable!: How the War on Piracy Will Change in 2011