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: DSLreports, SAI, MacRumors, Gizmodo, MobileCrunch, IntoMobile, TUAW, SlashGear, PhoneArena, Pulse2, Erictric, Techland, Geek.com and Electronista
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: AT&T Making Text Messaging Cheaper As Free Text Messaging Apps Get More Popular
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: AT&T Simplifying Texting Plans, Enlisting Best Buy in Battle Against Verizon iPhone
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
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: AT&T rumored to rework texting plan to counter Verizon iPhone
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: AT&T To Change Around Text Messaging Plans [RUMOR]
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: AT&T Looking to Launch New Text Messaging Plan Next Week?
Michelle Castillo / Techland: If rumor is right, it looks like AT&T is going to start …
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Best Buy leak shows that AT&T will change text messaging plans January 23rd
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: Network World, PC World, Examiner, CNET News, WinRumors, Windows Phone Secrets, The Next Web, Engadget, SlashGear, IntoMobile, pocketnow.com and Electronista
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Third-party blamed for Windows Phone 7 phantom data use
Paul Thurrott / Windows Phone Secrets: Has Microsoft found the data hog bug?
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Microsoft: A “third party solution” is responsible for WP7 phantom data
Richard Lai / Engadget: App review: SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7
Adam Z Lein / pocketnow.com: Guess Which App is Using Up All of Your WP7 Data
Mark Heynen / Facebook Blog:
A Better Mobile Experience for More People — We want people to have a great mobile experience no matter what type of phone they carry. Smartphones have offered better features for sharing with friends but aren't used by most people around the world. — Today, we're launching a new mobile app …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, PC World, Forbes, All Facebook, NetworkEffect, mocoNews, ReadWriteWeb, CNET News, Inside Mobile Apps, PhoneArena, Erictric, Epicenter, IntoMobile and Mashable
Stephen Lawson / PC World: Facebook Brings Mobile App to Feature Phones
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Enriches More Mobile Phones With Snaptu
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Facebook's Next Step In Mobile Domination: A Feature Phone App
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Releases Mobile App for Feature Phones
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Facebook launches new low-tech mobile site
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: Facebook Overhauls Its Apps for Feature Phones in Cooperation With Snaptu
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Facebook Launches New Mobile Application for Feature Phones
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Got a Candy Bar Phone? There's a Facebook App for That.
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Facebook feature phone app comes with no data costs
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable: Facebook Launches New Mobile App for Feature Phones
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: AppleInsider, Guardian, L.A. Times Tech Blog, PC World, GigaOM, Digital Daily, mocoNews, CNET News, Between the Lines Blog, SlashPhone, PhoneArena, Electronista and Phone Scoop
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple now the largest mobile phone vendor in the world by revenue
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Nokia pulls back from X7 smartphone launch in US
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Nokia Said to Cancel Smartphone Launch With AT&T
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: X7 Cancelled: Nokia Needs AT&T More Than AT&T Needs Nokia
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Nokia Nixes X7 on AT&T
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Nokia Cancels AT&T X7 Launch In The U.S.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Nokia ditches plans for X7 smartphone on AT&T
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Android stomps Nokia's X7 at AT&T
Effie Tjhai / SlashPhone: Nokia X7 Arrival to AT&T Has Been Canceled
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Nokia Cancels X7 for AT&T
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
LivingSocial Hits A Million Amazon Gift Cards Sold, $20 Million In Card Value — Living Social has been offering $10 off any $20 Amazon purchase since 5am this morning and it's been a boon huge for the company, which Amazon has invested in. Now the deal has just crossed over the one million mark, with 12 hours to go.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
LivingSocial Deal Shows the Power of Amazon Partnership
LivingSocial Deal Shows the Power of Amazon Partnership
Discussion: CenterNetworks, Examiner, Lightspeed Venture …, ReadWriteWeb and BetaNews
Michael Santo / Examiner: Huge day for Living Social: 50% off Amazon gift card; 820K sold, 15 hours left
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
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: How many LivingSocial users can Amazon buy for $10?
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: PC World, Gizmodo, Mobile Magazine, Between the Lines Blog, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Digital Trends, LAPTOP Magazine, CNET News, Techland, Gadget Lab, Everything webOS, Gizmodo Australia, Electronista, I4U News, IntoMobile, Pulse2, SlashGear, Yahoo! News, PreCentral.net, FierceWireless, THINQ.co.uk and Fonehome.co.uk
Jared Newman / PC World: More WebOS Rumors: What We Know So Far
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: HP Palm webOS Tablets, More Rumored Details [HP Palm 7" Opal & 9" …
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: First leaked look at HP Palm's webOS Topaz tablet
Christopher Meinck / Everything webOS: More webOS tablet leaks, upcoming phones “nothing too amazing”
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo Australia: Unconfirmed: Palm's Tablets Will Use HP's Beats Audio, Cloud Storage
Robert Evans / I4U News: Can The New Palm Topaz/Opal Tablets Survive?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Additional Palm Tablet Specs Reveal Beats Audio and Tap-To-Share …
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: HP Topaz and Opal webOS Tablet Features Detailed
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: More WebOS tablet rumors: cloud storage, ‘Touchstone’ charging, shipping in March?
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 …
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?
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: Inside Mobile Apps, internetnews.com, Datamation, Gizmodo, Redmond Pie, SAI, CNET News, msnbc.com, Appolicious Advisor, Pulse2, TiPb, iPodNN, Inc.com, SlashGear, The Next Web and ITProPortal
Eric Eldon / Inside Mobile Apps: TheFacepad Surges on This Week's List of Growing Facebook-Connected Mobile Apps
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: The Top iPhone & iPad Downloads of All Time
Quin Street Corporation / Datamation: Apple Reveals All Time Most Popular Downloads
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: The Most Popular iOS Apps of All Time
Dylan Love / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: All-Time Top 10 Free iPhone Apps
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Apple reveals top apps of all time
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: iTunes lists all-time top selling iPhone/iPad apps
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: iPad sales break records in Q1; math suggests no retina for iPad 2
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Reveals The Top Apps Of All Time
Leanna Lofte / TiPb: Apple reveals all time top iPhone and iPad app downloads
Christine Lagorio / Inc.com: The Cash Register Meets its App
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple reveals All-Time Top App Store apps
David Jani / ITProPortal: Apple Reveals All Time Top iOS Apps
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
One Down: Spotify Signs Sony to U.S. Deal — This doesn't get them into the States, but it gets them a lot closer: Music service Spotify has finally signed with Sony for a U.S. distribution deal. Multiple sources tell me the deal, which has been very close since last fall, is now closed.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web and Mashable
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Report: Spotify Inks Deal With Sony
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. This one wasn't even close. In our ranking of the best and worst Apple (AAPL) analysts for Q1 2011 …
Discussion: Bloomberg, asymco, Computerworld, Kevin Burton's NEW FeedBlog and TUAW
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg: Apple's ‘Underdog’ Analysts Outperform Wall Street From Helsinki, Caracas
Horace Dediu / asymco: A new era in financial analysis is dawning
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple-holic's shocking AAPL stats and fiscal facts
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: Examiner, Engadget, BGR, Ars Technica, Guardian, CNET News, TechCrunch, PC World, Digits, Forbes, Pulse2, BetaNews, Show Me The Money, Fast Company, TechEye and GoNintendo
Michael Santo / Examiner: Nintendo 3DS dated, priced: $250, March 27th launch
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
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: Nintendo 3DS hits shelves March 27 for $249: more details inside
Steve Boxer / Guardian: Nintendo to launch 3D console in spring
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Digits: Nintendo 3DS Will Launch in U.S. in March
David M. Ewalt / Forbes: Nintendo Announces 3DS Launch Date, Price
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Nintendo 3DS Will Be Available In The U.S. On March 27th For $250
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
Emma Woollacott / TechEye: Nintendo 3DS to launch in March
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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Study: Google “Favors” Itself Only 19% Of The Time
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: Daring Fireball and TiPb
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: The problem with not going 2x with an iPad 2 Retina Display
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Cold Water on the iPad 2 Retina Display Hype
Cold Water on the iPad 2 Retina Display Hype
Discussion: AppleInsider, Apple Headlines, IntoMobile, Pulse2 and SlashGear
Brian / Apple Headlines: iPad 2 wish list.
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: John Gruber: iPad 2 Does Not Have A Retina Display
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iOS 4.3 beta 2 released, iPad multitasking gestures just a developer preview — Apple just dropped iOS 4.3 beta 2 on world, and with it a big sad bomb: those nifty iPad multitasking gestures we discovered in beta 1 won't be enabled when 4.3 ships to customers.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Macworld, MacRumors, App Advice and PadGadget
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad's new gestures not coming in iOS 4.3
David Dahlquist / Macworld: iPad multitasking gestures axed for iOS 4.3
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Releases Second Beta of iOS 4.3 to Developers
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta 2 To Developers - Gestures Go Bye Bye
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: The Next Web, CNET News and Download Squad
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Report: Internet Explorer 9 to add ActiveX filtering
John Cassidy / Rational Irrationality:
Goldman Vs. Apple: Who Generates the Highest Economic Return? — Contrary to appearances, I'm not obsessed with Goldman Sachs, and this will be my last post on the subject for a while. But the Wall Street firm issued its latest profit report today, and I thought it would be interesting …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Goldman vs. Apple
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: Digital Trends, DealBook, Venture Capital Dispatch, Deal Journal, Pulse2, Guardian and SAI
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Goldman clients react to losing Facebook investment
Susanne Craig / DealBook: At Goldman, Quarterly Profit Drops 53%
Stephen Grocer / Deal Journal: Deals of the Day: Bearish Bets on Apple Surged Before Jobs Announcement
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Goldman Sachs American Clients Are Pissed About The Facebook Deal
Richard Adams / Guardian: Goldman Sachs earnings and bonuses - live coverage
Joe Weisenthal / SAI: Goldman's Horrible Week: A Bungled Deal, Angry Clients, Ugly Earnings …
Erik Sherman / BNET:
iPhones Make Far More Margin — 70% — Than Analysts and Apple Watchers Think — As the markets were more than impressed with the record revenue and profit from Apple (AAPL), it was easy to overlook an interesting tidbit during the earnings call. A single number that CFO Peter Oppenheimer …
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 …
Discussion: Tech Report
John Moe / Tech Report: “Max Lols” - a new term for you to learn
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 …
Discussion: App Advice and Mashable
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iDos Is Back On The Store - Without File Sharing
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).
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: PayPal keeps on rolling as eBay posts solid fourth quarter
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog: eBay earnings: Payments drive growth; Marketplaces business improves
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: EBAY Up 5%: Q4 Beats, Forecast Strong
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Holiday success makes eBay earnings sparkle
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: eBay has strong fourth quarter with mobile in mind
John Murrell / Voices on All Things Digital: EBay Beats Street on Revenue, Profit
Jon C. Ogg / 24/7 Wall St.: eBay Delivers on Earnings Gains (EBAY)
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Vudu HD streaming video lands on Boxee Box, Netflix coming soon — Boxee Box owners (all two of you) rejoice! As promised, Boxee is bringing Vudu's extensive library of streaming high-definition movies to its set-top box in an update today. — Additionally, the company says Netflix support …
Discussion: Boxee Blog, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, Electronista, Mashable and Gizmodo Australia
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: VUDU Brings HD Movie Rentals to Boxee Box
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Boxee Box Finally Gets Vudu
Christina Warren / Mashable: Boxee Adds HD Movie Rentals From Vudu
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo Australia: Vudu HD Streaming Is Live On Boxee Boxes
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Best Buy To Talk You Out Of Verizon iPhone (Which They Won't Have) With A BGR Blog Post — We're now just three weeks away from the launch of the iPhone on Verizon's network (or two weeks if you're already a Verizon customer). There's no question it's going to be a massive seller.
Discussion: App Advice, Gear Live, CrunchGear, BGR, PhoneArena, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Apple Headlines, Phones Review, IntoMobile, Computerworld, iLounge, iClarified, Electronista, 9 to 5 Mac and SlashGear
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: What AT&T Is Doing To Make Sure You Don't Go To The Enemy
Andru Edwards / Gear Live: Leaked: How Best Buy and ATT plan to combat the Verizon iPhone
Kyle Thibaut / CrunchGear: Samsung Announces ST6500 Digital Camera
Zach Epstein / BGR: Best Buy prepares to battle Verizon's iPhone 4; BGR gets caught in the crossfire
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Verizon offers $200 gift cards for customers to switch to iPhone …
Brian / Apple Headlines: Best Buy to steer customers away from Verizon iPhone because they won't have it.
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Best Buy Skipping Verizon iPhone 4?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Mix: iPad proximity, Chinese iPhone limits, Best Buy, Zokem
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Best Buy to steer people away from Verizon iPhones?
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Best Buy Shying Away from the Verizon iPhone 4?
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Facebook Spars with Sophos over Security — Sophos and Facebook argue about the extent of the malware threat on the social network. — Facebook is sparring with security firm Sophos over a threat report touching on malware on social networks. — In a report looking back (PDF) on 2010 …
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Enterprises Weigh Social Nets' Risks, Rewards
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
The Washington Post Enters The Facebook Advertising Business — This week The Washington Post formally announced the launch of SocialCode, the latest company to enter the hot market of third-party Facebook advertising solutions. — The social network connection for The Washington Post is deep rooted.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, Bits, paidContent, LivingSocial Deals, TechCrunch, SAI, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Geek.com, paidContent, Kindle Review, USA Today, Mashable!, eMoney, TechFlash, Communications … and The Huffington Post
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: LivingSocial Gets Attention for Amazon Discount
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: LivingSocial's Biggest Deals Before Today
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Amazon Throws LivingSocial A Big Bone With $10 Discount
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Go Figure - The Washington Post Sets Up A Facebook Agency Called SocialCode
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!
David Kaplan / paidContent: WaPo Introduces Facebook Branding Business SocialCode
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: LivingSocial Offers 50% Off at Amazon
Tricia Duryee / eMoney: LivingSocial Taps Amazon Investment by Giving Money Away (Sort Of)
Nick Zieminski / Reuters:
More tech workers get bonuses, pay raises: survey — (Reuters) - More U.S. technology and engineering workers got bonuses and pay raises last year than in 2009, but the pay hikes were tiny for professionals outside large corporations and Silicon Valley, according to a survey by Dice.com, part of online recruiter Dice Holdings Inc.
Daniel Yehuda / Google Lat Long Blog:
Let Your Hotpot Friends Help You Search on Google Maps — Most of us know lots of friends, each with very different areas of expertise when it comes to places to recommend. With the recent launch of Hotpot, we made it easy for you to see your friends' ratings and reviews listed right inside search results.