Matt Cutts / The Official Google Blog:
New Chrome extension: block sites from Google's web search results — We've been exploring different algorithms to detect content farms, which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. One of the signals we're exploring is explicit feedback from users.
Discussion: PC Magazine, Technologizer, VentureBeat, Mashable!, Fast Company, Google Operating System, @jason, GigaOM, Search Engine Watch, Digits, Googling Google Blog, The Atlantic Online, paidContent, Gizmodo Australia, The Register, Engadget, The Next Web, CNET News, Geek.com, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Search Engine Land, SAI, Mixed Media, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Pulse2, Techie Buzz, Techland, @pkedrosky, Domain Name Wire and broadstuff, more at Mediagazer »
Michael Muchmore / PC Magazine: Google Fights Content Farms with Chrome Extension
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Google Farms Out Blocking of Content Farms to Users
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Google asks users to help fight content farms
Jason Calacanis / @jason: Loving new Chrome extension to block sites frm Google search! took out ehow,answers.com & y! answers. so much better
Amir Efrati / Digits: Google Acts Against Web Content Farms
Sam Diaz / Googling Google Blog: Chrome extension: Users can clean their search results, alert Google to possible spammers
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Don't Like Content Farms? Help Google Block Them
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Moves Ahead With Its ‘Content Farm’ Campaign
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Google rolls out Chrome extension that lets you block sites from search results
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google unveils anti-content farm Chrome tool
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Google launches Chrome extension for blocking unwanted search results
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google Chrome's Personal Blocklist can remove sites from Google search results
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: New: Block Sites From Google Results Using Chrome's “Personal Blocklist”
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Now Google Is Helping You Block Search Spam With New Chrome Extension
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Google to Users: Tell Us Which Content Farms You Hate
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google Announces Chrome Extension For Blocking Content Farms
Paul Kedrosky / @pkedrosky: What's doubly interesting is that the Chrome extension to block sites is from Google itself. It's handing content farm problem to us.
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: New Chrome Extension Lets You Block Content Farms in Google
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Google - an Akismet Almanac arms race
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Crowdsources Content Farm Detection With A Chrome Extension
Google Crowdsources Content Farm Detection With A Chrome Extension
Discussion: PC Magazine, Computerworld, BetaNews, ReadWriteWeb and ITworld.com
Robert X. Cringely / Computerworld: Is Google corrupt? Search me
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: J.C. Penney caught gaming Google
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple rumored to be evaluating 3 new iPhone prototypes, one with slideout keyboard — A Taiwanese website that has been the source of numerous Apple hardware leaks now claims that Apple has built three hardware prototypes for its next-generation iPhone, including one model with a slide-out physical keyboard.
Discussion: AppAdvice, CNET News, Examiner, tw.apple.pro, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, TiPb, MobileWhack.com, Technologizer, iPhone Download Blog, RazorianFly, Redmond Pie, Electronista, Gizmodo Australia, MacStories and iClarified
Erica Ogg / CNET News: An iPhone with slide-out keyboard?
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple working on iPhone 5 with slide-out keyboard: report
Anthony / tw.apple.pro: iPad2iPhone5 .
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple to offer iPhone 5 with physical keyboard?
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Apple prototyping iPhone with physical keyboard?!
Androided / MobileWhack.com: Apple testing new iPhone prototypes?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: I'd Buy It-But Steve Jobs Surely Wouldn't
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: Apple Working On 3 New iPhone 5 Prototypes, 1 With Slide-Out Physical Keyboard
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
More Detail On Apple's iPhone Nano [Exclusive] — We have more detail on Apple's iPhone nano, which according to Sunday's Wall Street Journal is real and may be headed to market this year. — But what we have will blow your mind. — This week, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal …
Discussion: Technologizer, InfoWorld, Ars Technica, Between the Lines Blog, Mercury News, Apple Bitch, VentureBeat, Digital Trends, Appletell, O'Grady's PowerPage, Pulse2, AppAdvice, I4U News, TDW Geeks, Notebooks.com, Techie Buzz, MarketingVOX, Hardware 2.0 Blog, Examiner, Redmond Pie, Edible Apple, Computerworld, TiPb, MacHackPC, MacRumors, Appolicious Advisor, Gearlog, blogs.chron.com, RazorianFly, Gadget Lab, everythingiCafe, Fast Company and MacStories
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Can Apple replace flash storage with cloud services? We doubt it
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog: iPhone Nano rumors: Should Microsoft and Nokia be prepared for a feature phone battle?
Frank Michael Russell / Mercury News: Biz Break: Apple's iPhone: Is smaller, cheaper ‘nano’ model on the way?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Will the iPhone Mini only stream media? That's crazy talk
Jake Gaecke / Appletell: Rumor: Mini iPhone: half size, half price?
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumor: iPhone mini could drop internal storage, rely extensively on MobileMe steaming
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Smaller iPhone Will Only Have Storage Memory [RUMOR]
Alexander Vaughn / AppAdvice: This Is What Your Next iPhone Might Look Like
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone nano is technically an Apple TV with a Touchscreen Display and Battery
Cheezburger Network / TDW Geeks: Good Things Come In Small Packages Of The Day: Rumor has it that Apple …
Kevin Purcell / Notebooks.com: A Streaming Only iPhone Raises Many Questions for End Users: Data Caps, Airplane Mode and Poor Signals
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Could an ‘iPhone nano’ work?
Michael Santo / Examiner: iPhone nano to have minimal storage, stream everything from MobileMe: report
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: iPhone Mini / Nano to Have No Internal Storage, Will Rely Entirely on Cloud-based Content - Report
Georgia / TiPb: iPhone nano — with no storage?
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: WSJ adds legitimacy to iPhone Nano rumors
Brian Heater / Gearlog: iPhone Nano Will Have No Built-in Memory - Rumor
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Is Apple Finally Releasing an iPhone Nano?
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: iPhone nano To Be Cloud Based?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iPhone Nano To Have No Storage? Stream Media and Documents?
Paul Miller / Engadget:
The iPhone nano to forgo local storage? Common sense says ‘no’
The iPhone nano to forgo local storage? Common sense says ‘no’
Discussion: The Loop, Gizmodo and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: About this new MobileMe service
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple ‘iPhone Nano’ rumors gain steam and conflict on details
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
HTC Facebook Phones: First Press Shots [Update] — HTC is indeed preparing a pair of Android handsets with dedicated Facebook buttons, and they are pictured above and below. While no specs were available, it is clear from the images that one is a QWERTY candybar a la the Motorola Droid Pro …
Discussion: Engadget, All Facebook, SAI, AndroidGuys, MobileWhack.com, Electronista, PhoneArena, PhoneDog.com, Eurodroid and wirelessgoodness.com
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Photos Of Unofficial HTC Facebook Phones Released
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Are These HTC Handsets the Facebook Phones?
Androided / MobileWhack.com: HTC Facebook phones unveiled?
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Rumor: HTC's two Facebook phones revealed
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Bill Gross' UberMedia Raises $17.5 Million From Accel, Index and Steve Case — UberMedia, which just bought TweetDeck for $30 million in equity last week, has raised $17.5 million, in a round led by Accel Partners. — The valuation for the Pasadena, Calif. start-up founded …
Discussion: Pulse2, paidContent and @loic
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: UberMedia Raises $17.5 Million, Acquires TweetDeck For $30 Million
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: UberMedia Raises $17.5 Million For Its Growing Portfolio Of Twitter Clients
Loic Le Meur / @loic: Ubermedia has now nearly $20 million to play with that 20% of Twitter updates going to be interesting http://bit.ly/dU2fqo
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is UberMedia On a Collision Course With Twitter?
Is UberMedia On a Collision Course With Twitter?
Discussion: MediaMemo, The Ben Weiss Blog, @cdixon and SAI, Thanks:mathewi
Chris Dixon / @cdixon: The likely next move for UberMedia is to start dual posting tweets to twitter and their own twitter-like system.
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Why Is Twitter So Afraid Of This Man?
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix Finally Arrives On the Boxee Box — Can you hear that? That's the sound of relief coming from Boxee's offices in New York, as the startup is finally able to add a Netflix app to its Boxee Box today. Owners of the device can access the app by manually initiating a firmware update …
Danny Gallagher / Macworld: Boxee Box gains Netflix support
Jennifer Bergen / Gearlog: Netflix Available on Boxee Box at Long Last
Avner Ronen / Boxee Blog:
Happy Valentine's Day: Netflix on the Boxee Box
Happy Valentine's Day: Netflix on the Boxee Box
Discussion: PC Magazine, Gizmodo, The Toybox Blog, eHomeUpgrade, The Next Web, Hacking NetFlix, Engadget, ReadWriteWeb, SlashGear, CNET News, Reddit, VentureBeat and TechSpot, Thanks:richdemuro
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Netflix Added to Boxee Box
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Boxee's Streamer Finally Gets Netflix
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: Boxee Box gifted with Netflix for Valentine's Day
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Boxee is Now Officially Netflix Enabled
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: The Boxee Box: Now with 100% more Netflix support
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Netflix on the Boxee Box is a much better Valentine's Day gift than what you had planned
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Netflix (Finally) Finds its Way Onto Boxee
Rue Liu / SlashGear: Netflix Available Now On Boxee Box
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Netflix streaming finally arrives on Boxee Box
Primesuspect / Reddit: Netflix FINALLY available on Boxee Box (blog.boxee.tv)
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Netflix finally lands on the Boxee Box
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Boxee Box finally gets Netflix support
Aza Raskin / Co.Design:
The Untold Story of How My Dad Helped Invent the First Mac — Jef Raskin, my father, (below) helped develop the Macintosh, and I was recently looking at some of his old documents and came across his February 16, 1981 memo detailing the genesis of the Macintosh.
Discussion: MacStories, TUAW and Gizmodo
Federico Viticci / MacStories: The Untold Story Of The First Mac
Victor Agreda, Jr / TUAW: Aza Raskin shares Jef Raskin's 1981 memo on the genesis of the Macintosh
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: The Inside Story of the Very First Macintosh
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
IBM Jeopardy Challenge Day One Ends In A Tie — Day one of the of the three-day battle between the human brain and silicon on the game show Jeopardy ended in a tie. — The IBM Supercomputer and human player Brad Rutter both had a $5,000 on the scoreboard while Ken Jennings …
Discussion: CNN, The Register, PC Magazine, @damonlindelof, @flargh, @blam, @gartenberg, Crave and Bloomberg
John D. Sutter / CNN: Computer ties human as they square off on ‘Jeopardy!’
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: Man matches machine in Jeopardy! showdown
Peter Pachal / PC Magazine: Why IBM's Watson Is NOT Skynet (It's Better)
Damon Lindelof / @damonlindelof: When Trebek wanders over to the podium tonight, I wonder which amusing human enslavement anecdote Watson is gonna go with. #JEOPARDY
Peter Cohen / @flargh: Watson is now addressing the world using the smoking corpse of Alex Trebek as a marionette. #jeopardy
Michael Gartenberg / @gartenberg: I won't say how Jeopardy turned out so as not to ruin it for west coast folks. #humanityisdoomed #hal900 #totallydoomed
Katie Linendoll / Crave: The gadget blog: Me versus Watson: Putting myself in ‘Jeopardy’
Katie Hoffmann / Bloomberg: ‘Jeopardy’ Champion Jennings Senses Target on Back in IBM Match
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
First Facebook SIM Card Released — Every GSM cell phone will soon have Facebook built right in, as Gemalto has created the first SIM card including functions related to the social network. — A spokesperson for the social network confirmed the development in via email:
Discussion: The Register, Hardware 2.0 Blog, Gizmodo, MarketingVOX, Geek.com, Redmond Pie, Pulse2, Pocket-lint and The Next Web
Bill Ray / The Register: Gemalto squeezes Facebook onto a SIM
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Gemalto brings Facebook on a SIM, turning ‘dumbphones’ into smartphones
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: A SIM Card With Facebook On It
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Facebook will now come back into SIM cards
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Gemalto Creates First Facebook SIM Card
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Gemalto manages to dumb down Facebook
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Gemalto brings Facebook to all mobile phones
Ethan Bauley / Data Central:
HP research shows mainstream media drive Twitter ‘trends’ to a surprising degree — Who gets to determine the big topics of conversation on social media? And how do they do it? Looking to find out, HP researchers recently examined how popular subjects get to be listed among the top ‘trending’ topics on Twitter.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat and Fast Company
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Twitter Trends Driven Mostly by Mainstream Media
Aron Kozak / The Qt Blog:
Update on Qt — Judging by the sheer volume of comments on Daniel's post on Saturday you are all feeling like we are. Not the finest time in the history of Qt for sure, but also not the death of Qt that some of you are predicting either. — I was unable to continue to reply to all the comments …
Discussion: PC Magazine, Daring Fireball and The Register
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: After Nokia-Microsoft Deal, Qt Is ‘Not Dead’
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Qt sees its future in Microkia
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Microsoft to Add Multitasking, Internet Explorer 9 to Windows Phone Later this Year — Microsoft announced on Monday plans to fill in some of the key gaps from the initial Windows Phone 7 release with two updates due out this year. — The more interesting of the updates is the second one-a major release-due later this year.
Discussion: Engadget, internetnews.com, Microsoft, Gadget Lab, BGR, WinRumors, MobileCrunch, eWeek, TechFlash, VentureBeat, All about Microsoft Blog, Windows Phone Blog, Pulse2, LiveSide.net, 9 to 5 Mac, AppScout, pocketnow.com, Global Nerdy, Neowin.net, MobileCrunch, Reuters, The Register, GottaBeMobile, Smartphones …, ZDNet, Inside Mobile Apps and iThinkDifferent
Tim Stevens / Engadget: Microsoft shows off WP7's future with multitasking, Twitter integration, and IE9, all coming this year
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Microsoft CEO: What's Next for Windows Phone 7
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Windows Phone 7 Update Adds Multitasking, New Internet Explorer
Zach Epstein / BGR: First Windows Phone 7 update due in early March; Verizon, Sprint phones in first half of 2011
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Windows Phone 7 To Get Internet Explorer 9 and Third Party Multi-Tasking Later This Year
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Windows Phone 7 and Kinect learn to play ball together (video)
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft outlines new features coming to Windows Phone 7 in 2011
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Microsoft Adding Multitasking to Windows Phone Later This Year
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: More Microkia Phone 7 news: $Billion(s) payout, new WP7 features
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com: Windows Phone 7 in 2011: Multitasking, Twitter Integration, IE9, More
Michael Collado / Neowin.net: IE 9, Twitter integration, SkyDrive confirmed for WP7 [Update]
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Windows Phone 7′s Copy & Paste Update Coming In First Two Weeks Of March
Ben Patterson / Reuters: Multitasking, cut-and-paste support coming to Windows Phone 7
Bill Ray / The Register: Microsoft polishes Windows Phone 7
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Twitter and more multi-tasking coming to Windows Phone in 2011
James Kendrick / ZDNet: Twitter, IE9 coming to Windows Phone 7
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: Microsoft Showcases a Kinect-Windows Phone Integration That May Entice Game Developers
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple's 2011 supplier report: child workers, bribes, “involuntary labor” — Apple discovered underage workers, “involuntary labor,” worker endangerment, and bribery at some of its supplier facilities over the course of 2010, the company revealed in its 2011 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Examiner, PC World, Between the Lines Blog, Hardware 2.0 Blog, CNET News, 9 to 5 Mac, SAI, Digital Daily, NBC Bay Area, MacStories and TUAW
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple's 2011 Supplier Responsibility Report focuses partly on Foxconn suicides
David Chartier / PC World: Apple Report Details Supplier ‘Core Violations’
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Apple audit uncovered 37 serious breaches of code of conduct at supplier facilities
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Apple reports on Foxconn, supplier workplace standards
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple posts Supplier Responsibility Progress Report 2011
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple Reports Progress on Supplier Responsibility, But Major Violations Doubled Last Year
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple's Supplier Responsibility Report Updated with 2010 Data
Steven Sande / TUAW: Apple issues report on supplier workplace audits and standards
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
3 Months To The First Million Users, Just 6 Weeks To The Second Million For Instagram — Back in late December of last year, we noted a huge milestone for photo-sharing app Instagram: a million users. As we noted at the time, remarkably, it took them only three months to hit the mark.
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Kleiner Perkins Invests In Facebook At $52 Billion Valuation — Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Facebook are together at last. — VentureWire reports today that Kleiner is taking a small stake in Facebook by buying as much as $38 million of stock from other shareholders at a valuation …
Discussion: PC World, VentureBeat, TUAW, Mashable!, EngageDigital, All Facebook, GigaOM, Digital Trends, SiliconANGLE, The Digital Home and paidContent
Sharon Gaudin / PC World: Facebook Reportedly Gets $38M Boost
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Report: Zynga worth $7-9 billion
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: FarmVille Maker Zynga Said to Be Worth $7-9 Billion [REPORT]
Alicia Ashby / EngageDigital: Zynga Hits $7B+ Valuation
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Kleiner Invests In Facebook At $52 Billion Valuation
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: Zynga's Big Gamble: Going Public Before Facebook Does
Aemon Malone / Digital Trends: WSJ: Zynga's value may reach as high as $9 billion
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home: Zynga's valuation to exceed $7 billion?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Kleiner Perkins Becomes A Facebook Shareholder
Apple to expand iPhone screen size to 4-inches — Apple reportedly will change the screen size of iPhone to 4-inch for its fifth generation iPhone to compete with the Google Android platform in the 4- to 7-inch smartphone market, according to upstream component suppliers.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacStories and TiPb
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone 5 to pack 4-inch display, A5 processor?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iPhone 5 To Feature 4-inch Screen?
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple going to 4-inch display for iPhone 5?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox's Director to Leave the Consumer Tech World — Mike Beltzner, the man in charge of the development of open source browser Firefox, announced this morning that he'll be leaving Mozilla once the 4.0 version of the popular browser launches and he's helped transition the team towards developing 5.0 without him.
Discussion: The Register, beltzner, @stshank and ConceivablyTech
Cade Metz / The Register: Lead Firefox developer exits Mozilla
Stephen Shankland / @stshank: Mike @Beltzner, director of Firefox, is departing Mozilla after Firefox 4 ships and Firefox 5 is under way. http://bit.ly/eNF3SV #cnet
Kurt Bakke / ConceivablyTech: Firefox Chief Leaves Mozilla
Call it “3G” or “4G,” America's wireless networks are still slow — If you've followed broadband discussions in Washington, DC, then you've heard that wireless is the future of communications. The National Broadband Plan offers wireless as the competitive solution to the broadband duopoly dilemma …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG Optimus Pad first hands-on! (video) — We've just gotten back from playing around with LG's 8.9-inch, 3D-friendly Optimus Pad (known as the G-Slate in the US). This Android Honeycomb tablets sports a dual-core CPU inside and a dual-camera array outside, giving you both the optical and processing capabilities to produce 3D video.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gadget Lab, PhoneDog.com, Engadget, SlashGear, MobileCrunch, eWeek, PC World, Examiner, Pulse2, MobileWhack.com, TmoNews, Crave, Gearlog, BGR, CrunchGear, Liliputing, IntoMobile and techeblog.com
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Hands-On With LG's Eye-Crossing 3D Optimus Pad
Aaron Baker / PhoneDog.com: LG Optimus Pad Hands-On
Sean Cooper / Engadget: LG Optimus 3D hands-on
Chris Davies / SlashGear: LG Optimus Pad hands-on [Video]
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: Hands-On With The LG Optimus 3D
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: MWC: LG Optimus 3D Smartphone, Tablet Debut
Dan Nystedt / PC World: YouTube Partners With LG on Mobile 3D Videos
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: LG Optimus Pad Gets A Hands-On [VIDEO]
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack.com: LG Optimus Pad Gets €999 Price Tag in Germany
David / TmoNews: LG Optimus Pad (T-Mobile G-Slate) Previewed At Mobile World Congress, Lots Of Video!
Kent German / Crave: The gadget blog: LG launches Optimus 3D, Optimus Pad
Brian Heater / Gearlog: LG Announces Optimus Pad Tablet
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: LG Optimus 3D hands-on [video]
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Quick Hands-On With The Optimus Pad/T-Mobile G-Slate
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Research In Motion Acquires Professional Contact Manager Gist — We heard the rumors that Research In Motion (RIM) was involved in serious talks to buy professional contact manager Gist, and today it's official. RIM has bought Gist, we've confirmed with the company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Robert Pease / Gist Blog: Gist is now part of Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion / Inside BlackBerry: RIM Welcomes Gist!
Research in Motion: RIM Announces Two Additional BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Models For LTE and HSPA+ Networks
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Can Blackberry Reinvent the Address Book?
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: RIM acquires Gist - Expect Improved Social CRM, Online Contact Management and Professional Networking on your BlackBerry
Kelly Clay / Social Media & Technology: Research in Motion Aquires Social Media Contact Manager Gist
Christina Warren / Mashable!: BlackBerry Acquires Social Contact Manager Gist
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: We Called It: RIM buys Gist
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: RIM buys Gist: A good fit
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Research In Motion Acquires Gist
Luke Timmerman / Xconomy: RIM Buys Gist To Help Manage Contacts in BlackBerry Smartphones
Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing trade secrets — Technology communications company VoIP Inc sued Google Inc. in New York Supreme Court on Monday, accusing the Internet giant of stealing its trade secrets related to online voice technology. — The litigation stems from a September 2005 contract …
Zynga Said to Be in Talks to Raise Cash From T. Rowe, Fidelity — Zynga Game Network Inc., the biggest maker of games on Facebook, is in talks to raise funding from T. Rowe Price Group Inc. and Fidelity Investments at a valuation of close to $10 billion, two people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: PC Magazine
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: More Bubbles? Zynga Said to Be Worth $10 Billion
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huge Vote Of Confidence: Uber Raises $11 million From Benchmark Capital — Uber, a young startup that let's people book a black car service on the fly via their mobile app, has closed an $11 million round valuing the company at $49 million pre-money valuation, $60 million post-money, we've confirmed from sources.
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Uber Raises $11 Million For Booking Black Car Services On-The-Go
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
HTML5 spec set for 2014 completion — It's been a work in progress for years, but there are a few more years to go yet before the next version of Hypertext Markup Language is finalized. — Specifically, the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML Working Group is set to announce today that it expects …
Discussion: W3C, Neowin.net, The Register, ConceivablyTech and ITworld.com
Alan Cone / Neowin.net: HTML5 pushed back until 2014
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech: HTML5 Not Finalized Until 2014
Joab Jackson / ITworld.com: W3C: HTML5 will be finished in 2014
Jinen Kamdar / Twitter Blog:
Translating Twitter into more languages — Today we're announcing a product that is a major step toward making Twitter more easily accessible by people around the world - the Twitter Translation Center. The Translation Center allows us to crowdsource translations from our passionate users …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, Mashable!, VatorNews, SFGate, The Blog Herald, ITworld.com, SlashGear and TechCrunch
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Twitter Translation Center uses crowd-sourced translations for new languages
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Twitter and Foursquare love new languages
Benny Evangelista / SFGate: Twitter CEO: Service should run like water; company looking for translators
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald: Twitter To Twitterverse: We Need A Few Good Translators
Juan Carlos Perez / ITworld.com: Twitter taps users for UI translations
Rue Liu / SlashGear: Twitter Launches Crowdsourced Translation Center To Add Indonesian, Russian, and Turkish
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intel Invests $26 Million In CloudMade, Kaltura and Others — Intel Capital, Intel's investment arm, has announced six new investments totaling $26 million in a number of startups developing technology for mobile platforms. The startups intel invested in include open source mobile software company Borqs …
Discussion: Market Wire, Business Wire, SiliconANGLE, VatorNews, GigaOM, Beet.TV and The Register, Thanks:beet_tv
Lisa Bennett / Market Wire: Kaltura, Open Source Video Platform Provider, Secures $20 Million in Funding, and Lands Major Customer Wins
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE: Intel Invests $26M in Mobile Cloud
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Intel invests $26 million in six startups
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Kaltura Raises $20M From Intel & Others
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Kaltura Gets $20 Million Investment Round with Intel, others
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Intel samples ‘Medfield’ next-gen phone chip