Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Apple Plots Move To Expand iPhone's Market Share — Apple (AAPL) continues to plot new moves in its campaign to conquer the world. — In a research note this morning, Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi reports on a meeting he had last week with Apple COO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and VP of Internet Services Eddy Cue.
Discussion: mocoNews, AppleInsider, Engadget, Examiner, App Advice, Fast Company, FierceWireless, Digital Daily, Fortune, MarketBeat, MacRumors, 901am, MacNN, Edible Apple, PhoneDog.com, @eric_andersen, TiPb, MacDailyNews, MacStories, @eric_andersen and Apple Bitch
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Apple's Cook hints at prepaid iPhone, shaking up handset distribution
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Rich Fanboi, Poor Fanboi-Apple Mulls Upside of Going Down-Market
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: iPhone: ‘The mother of all halos’
Matt Phillips / MarketBeat: Apple: Not ‘Just for the Rich,’ Says Cook
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Executives Discuss Targeting Low-End Smartphone, High-Growth Tablet Markets
Edible Apple: Tim Cook calls iPhone the “mother of all halos”; doesnt want Apple products to be “just for the rich”
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Apple exec hints at cheaper iPhone
Eric Andersen / @eric_andersen: Interesting @Forbes post on Apple's continued push for dominance in the smartphone and tablet markets http://j.mp/i09Cwb
MacDailyNews: Analyst: Apple plots to expand iPhone market share; Cook: iPhone ‘the mother of all halos’
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Execs Hint at Cheaper iPhone, Carrier Expansion
Eric Andersen / @eric_andersen: Low-end #iPhone? Cook appeared to reaffirmthat Apple is likely to develop lower priced offerings http://j.mp/i09Cwb
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple COO Hints At Cheaper iPhone, Saying, We Don't Want To Be For “Just The Rich” — Apple COO Tim Cook strongly suggested we will see a cheaper iPhone in the near future in an interview with Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi. — Cook says Apple is doing “clever things” to attack the prepaid market …
Discussion: IntoMobile, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, parislemon, everythingiCafe and iClarified
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Apple Doesn't Want to Be ‘Just for the Rich’
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Tim Cook Hints At Low-Cost iPhone
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Gmail outage passes 24 hours for some (updated) — A small percentage of people have been without their Gmail accounts since Sunday. — Gmail's downtime in 2010 compared to competitors — Imagine if you lost your entire email inbox, sent box, folders -everything.
Discussion: Computerworld, PC World, InformationWeek, Geek.com and Mashable!
Jared Newman / PC World: Gmail Bug Deletes E-Mails for 150,000 Users
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Gmail Messages Go Missing
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: 500,000 Gmail accounts go offline, some users lose all their data
Charlie White / Mashable!: Google Glitch Disables 150,000 Gmail Accounts
Andrew Kovacs / @akovacs:
re Gmail issue: affected 0.02% of users not 0.08%, restored access for 1/3, remaining 0.013% being restored on ongoing basis,all w/in 12 hrs
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Report: 150K Gmail accounts accidentally deleted
Peter / The Mac Security Blog:
Black Hole RAT is Really No Big Deal — iThreats published information about a new remote administration tool recently, and other sites are presenting this as a serious new threat to the Mac. Actually, this is hardly a threat at all. This tool, BlackHole, is something that needs to be installed on a Mac …
Discussion: Digital Trends, AppleInsider, PC World, I4U News, DailyTech, CNET News, The Register, TechSpot, Neowin.net, Rootsecure.net, BetaNews, TUAW, MacDailyNews, Help Net Security, Download Squad, SC Magazine US, V3.co.uk, Inquirer, WinBeta and Zero Day Blog
Robert McMillan / PC World: Hacker Writes Easy-to-use Mac Trojan
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Mac OS X Trojan catches Sophos' eye
John Leyden / The Register: Mac Trojan uses Windows backdoor code
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Backdoor Trojan for Windows ported to Mac OS
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Now in beta: OS X backdoor Trojan
Dana Franklin / TUAW: New trojan MusMinim-A written for Mac OS X
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: BlackHole RAT Mac OS X backdoor Trojan virus mimics password prompt
David Neal / V3.co.uk: Sophos warns of Mac OS X backdoor Trojan
Asavin Wattanajantra / Inquirer: Virus shows that Mac OS X is not invulnerable
BogenDorpher / WinBeta: “BlackHole RAT” Surfaces as New Mac Trojan
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day Blog: Researchers spot new Mac OS X malware
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Motorola bringing Atrix-like Webtop docks to all high-end smartphones — Motorola will be bringing its Webtop apps and their corresponding docks to all of its high-end smartphones in the second half of this year, CEO Sanjay Jha told investors today. — That means Motorola's Atrix …
Discussion: Gizmodo, MobileBurn.com, Geek.com, Engadget, Android Phone Fans and Liliputing
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Motorola Has More Webtop-Friendly Smartphones on the Way
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: Motorola Mobility confirms future high-end smartphones will offer Webtop app
Sal Cangeloso / Geek.com: All high-end Motorola smartphones will get Webtop after June
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Webtop Coming to all High-End Motorola Handsets (Bionic Included)
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Motorola's Sanjay Jha hints at a 7-inch tablet before the end of the year, foresees tablet prices dropping
Motorola's Sanjay Jha hints at a 7-inch tablet before the end of the year, foresees tablet prices dropping
Discussion: PC World, Fortune, Android Phone Fans and PhoneNews.com
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Google Employees May Be Getting Xoom Tablets
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Motorola is ‘all in’ on Webtops and likely 7-inch tablets
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: More from Jha's Investor Talk: Motorola Will Be Among First to Offer Gingerbread Upgrade …
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Motorola Mobility CEO Confirms June Webtop Integration in Smartphones
Eric Slivka / MacRumors Page 2:
New ‘iPad 2’ Image Almost Certainly Fake — Earlier today, BGR posted an image it had received from a source claiming that it was a rear view of the second-generation iPad. The image has of course received a fair bit of traction on Apple-focused sites this morning, but it is almost certainly fake.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, MobileWhack and SAI
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: The iPad 2: What we know, what we don't know, and what we think we know
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Is This The iPad 2?
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Is this Apple's next iPad?
Is this Apple's next iPad?
Discussion: T3.com News, CrunchGear, Examiner, PadGadget, MacGazette.net, PhoneDog.com, GigaOM, I4U News, Apple Gazette, MobileWhack, IntoMobile, Redmond Pie, Gizmodo, The Atlantic Online, The Next Web, thinq_, Techland, SAI, ITProPortal, Cult of Mac, SlashGear, 9 to 5 Mac, Apple Bitch, everythingiCafe, Phones Review, GeekSugar and TUAW
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Did The iPad 2 Just Leak Out?
Michael Santo / Examiner: What to expect in the iPad 2: perhaps even a white model?
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Rumor: iPad 2 to get a white paint job
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: What to Expect From iPad 2 — Apple is almost certainly taking …
Robert Evans / I4U News: Why Apple is Going ‘White’ With their new Mobile Devices
Tanner Godarzi / Apple Gazette: iPad 2 Rendering Released, May Come In White
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack: Apple iPad 2 to Come in White? - Recent Rumors Suggest a White iPad 2 May Beat the White iPhone 4 to Market
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Convincing, Unconfirmed iPad 2 Pic Surfaces (Updated)
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: Meet Apple's iPad 2
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Could this be iPad 2? It certainly looks right.
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: iPad 2 leaks ramp up ahead of Wednesday launch
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Will The iPad 2 Come In White?
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: Fan's iPad 2 Render Fools Tech Websites Worldwide
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: This Isn't The iPad 2, But It'll Probably End Up Being Close
Chris Davies / SlashGear: White iPad 2 latest leak ahead of Wednesday reveal
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad 2: also comes in white?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Is This An Official Render Of The iPad 2?
Kristy Korcz / GeekSugar: Apple Rumors: iPad 2 Image Leaked, Coming in White?
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Is this the Apple iPad 2? (Updated)
Scott Moritz / TheStreet:
Verizon iPhone Clears 1 Million-Sold Mark — NEW YORK, (TheStreet) — Verizon's(VZ) Apple(AAPL) iPhone sales, while deceptively slow, still managed to fly past the 1 million-sold milepost. — Dan Mead, Verizon Wireless chief, told media outlets this weekend that 60% of the company's iPhone sales were preorders.
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Report: 1M Verizon iPhones Sold at Launch
Lauren Dugan / mediabistro.com:
Texas Governor Rick Perry Blocks Media from his Twitter Account, Twitter Reacts — In a move that runs counter to the open nature of Twitter, Texas Governor Rick Perry has blocked several members of the Texas media from accessing his Twitter account. — Twitter has been a difficult beast for many politicians to tackle.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Chris Sacca And J.P. Morgan Acquired 10% Of Twitter Via Huge Secret Secondary Fund — Lots and lots of buzz today in all the major newspapers about how J.P. Morgan is trying to buy 10% or so of Twitter for $450 million. — As far as I can tell, all of the stories are wrong.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: JPMorgan Chase reportedly in talks to buy minority share in Twitter
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Let's Be Honest About Why JP Morgan Is Putting So Much Money Into Twitter
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Buzzmeisters value Twitter at $4.5bn
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Reports: JPMorgan fund seeking slice of Twitter
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: JP Morgan Snatches 10% of Twitter
John Hazard / Between the Lines Blog: JP Morgan already a Twitter investor thanks to private share exchanges
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: J.P. Morgan Pours Millions Into Twitter
Steven Musil / CNET News: Reports: J.P. Morgan in talks for Twitter stake
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: JP MORGAN BUYING HUGE STAKE IN TWITTER
Semil Shah / @semilshah: Well, I guess when investors are engaging in Blog-o-War, @Sacca is raising a $1b fund.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Facebook plans to resume address, phone sharing — Despite congressional criticism, Facebook is planning to resume the aborted rollout of a feature that allowed the optional sharing of addresses and mobile phone numbers. — Facebook said in a letter (PDF) released today …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, Inside Facebook, All Facebook, The Next Web and ClickZ
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Facebook might prevent applications from asking minors for contact information
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook May Highlight App Permissions for Contact Info, Prevent Minors from Sharing
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Hey Feds, Facebook Still Wants Phonebook
Fatema Yasmine / The Next Web: Facebook continues plans to give your mobile number and home address to apps.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ: Lawmakers Take Softer Tone With Facebook
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
European customs ordered to seize PlayStation shipments in legal dispute — Confiscations ordered after Asian electronics giant LG wins preliminary injunction against Sony in acrimonious patent battle — European customs officers have been ordered to seize shipments of Playstation 3s …
Discussion: Digital Daily, Ars Technica, Hardware 2.0 Blog, Engadget, Electronista, Ubergizmo, Eurogamer, Joystiq, GizmoFusion, GamePolitics News, PS3Crunch, The Next Web, VG247 and Kotaku, Thanks:joshhalliday
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: LG Announces Customs Agent Chaos For PS3
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: European PS3 shipments seized following LG injunction
Donald Melanson / Engadget: PlayStation 3 shipments to Europe now being seized after LG wins injunction against Sony
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Sony PlayStation 3 temporarily banned in Europe
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq: PS3 shipments blocked in Europe as LG wins preliminary injunction
Bryan / GizmoFusion: Breaking News: LG Wins Patent Infringement Case Against Sony, Playstation 3 Banned
Fatema Yasmine / The Next Web: European PlayStation 3s ordered to be confiscated over legal disputes.
Patrick Garratt / VG247: All PS3′s blocked from entering Europe “for at least 10 days”
Brian Crecente / Kotaku: European Customs Seize PlayStation 3 Shipments
Leon Erlanger / InfoWorld:
Motorola's big plans to fix Android's security woes — Execs confirm plans to develop APIs for the missing capabilities, letting Android devices match the security level of BlackBerrys and iPhones — It's official: Motorola Mobility execs have confirmed to InfoWorld that the smartphone maker …
Discussion: Engadget, IntoMobile, Android Community and Electronista
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Motorola subsidiary 3LM to offer enterprise-class device management for Android; HTC, Sony Ericsson, others on board
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Motorola to boost Android security on its own
Shane McGlaun / Android Community: Motorola unveils plans to make Android secure
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Facebook Investor Peter Thiel: Palantir Is The Next Facebook Or Google — Who isn't looking for the next big tech company? — For a FORBES magazine story I recently wrote on cyber-security software-maker Palantir Technologies, I spoke with billionaire Facebook investor Peter Thiel …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Tech Security Firm Palantir Wants To Be The Next Facebook Or Google
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple targets SMBs with JointVenture — Apple laid the first stages of JointVenture out to Apple Retail staff today and as West Coast employees exit the meetings we are getting our first information on the new small business program. JointVenture will be launched on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Discussion: MacRumors, internetnews.com, AppleInsider, Between the Lines Blog, @r, Phones Review, Fortune, MacNN, MacDailyNews, TUAW, The Next Web and Fast Company
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Apple's JointVenture Targets SMBs
Rex Hammock / @r: Huh? Apple's small business idea is “Move to front of genius line”? http://techme.me/BDk6 What happened to Briefing Rooms? http://re-x.me/Cm
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple JointVenture targets small shops
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Apple to unveil JointVenture, a small business repair service
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Apple's Joint Venture business support plan reportedly arriving on March 2
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Official DirecTV App for iPad now available, brings touch controls to your satellite box — Apparently that “coming soon” teaser page meant only a few days, as the aptly named DirecTV App for iPad popped up on the iTunes store this morning. The features were pretty well detailed on the website preview …
Discussion: CNET News, App Advice, The Toybox Blog, eHomeUpgrade, Electronista and Zatz Not Funny!
Don Reisinger / CNET News: DirecTV app for iPad launches
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: DIRECTV Finally Offers Its Customers An iPad App
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Don't Just Watch TV, DIRECTV Using Your iPad
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!: DirecTV iPad App Now Available
Jennifer Martinez / The Politico:
ICE chief defends website seizures — The director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is pushing back against complaints about government seizures of web sites, saying his aim is to protect U.S. industry and not regulate the Internet. — “Often we get the criticism …
Discussion: Techdirt and DSLreports
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
U.S. Army iPhone App Lets Soldiers Blog From Anywhere — The Army, desperate to acquire more recruits, has launched a new iPhone app that embraces both the hot-to-trot social media trend and booming smartphone sales. — According to Army press notes, the new app is a …
Discussion: PR Newswire, Digital Trends, NetworkEffect and The Next Web
PR Newswire: U.S. Army Launches iPhone Application and Mobile Website for Army Strong Stories Blogging Platform
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: U.S. Army Launches Blogging App Aimed at Troops
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: New smartphone app helps US soldiers blog on the go
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Hearst's Manilla Aims to Handle Household Bills — There are many to manage your finances online, but many of them handle only the paying of run-of-the-mill bills. A site starting in beta-test mode on Monday, called Manilla, is aiming for something broader.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, Digits, SiliconANGLE, Fortune, paidContent, CNET News, SAI and MediaMemo
Russell Adams / Digits: Hearst Launches Dashboard for the Home
Isha Suri / SiliconANGLE: Digital Publishers Get Vertical (and Practical!) Hearst Now Manages Online Bills
Jessica Shambora / Fortune: Manilla: Making online bill pay into a better payoff
David Kaplan / paidContent: Hearst Names Kliavkoff CEO Of Manilla; The Plan: Disrupt The Postal Service
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Hearst launching Manilla for paperless bills
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Hearst's Stealthy Startup Manilla Wants You To Ditch All Paper Bills
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
AdvanceTC's 4.8-inch tabletphone runs Windows 7 on a 1.6GHz Atom CPU — It may not sound like the most practical combination, but we've got to hand it to AdvanceTC — it's shoehorned telephony into a Windows 7 tablet, fulfilling our dark desire for a spiritual successor to the xpPhone.
Discussion: PhoneArena, Pocket-lint, GottaBeMobile, MobileWhack and Ubergizmo
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: AdvanceTC Magic W3: The Windows 7 smartphone
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: AdvanceTC Brings Windows 7 to 4.8-Inch Tablet/Phone
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack: AdvanceTC Debuts Windows 7 Powered Magic W3 Tablet/Smartphone Complete with 4.8-inch Display …
London Stock Exchange site shows malicious adverts — The infection kicked off warnings from a fake security program — Booby-trapped adverts that hit visitors with fake security software have been discovered on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) website. — Analysis of the LSE site suggests …
Discussion: ZDNet, High Severity, eWeek, Inquirer, The Register and MarketingVOX
David Meyer / ZDNet: Google flags London Stock Exchange site for malware
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: London Stock Exchange Site Served Up Malicious Ads, Fake AV
Spencer Dalziel / Inquirer: London Stock Exchange website gets hacked with malware ads
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Khosla Ventures Leads $5.6 Million Funding For MyLikes; Buchheit Joins Board — Khosla Ventures likes social advertising startup MyLikes. The VC firm is leading the startup's $5.6 million Series A financing. Lightspeed Partners also invested and Metamorphic Ventures …
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Khosla backs MyLikes with $5.55M
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
SocialEyes Taps Facebook Social Graph For Video Chatting — SocialEyes, a new start-up co-founded by RealNetworks chairman Rob Glaser, is launching today at DEMO with the promise of making video chat truly social by leveraging Facebook Connect. The San Francisco company is building …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: DEMO 2011: It's All About Social
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Former RealNetworks Execs Want You To “SocialEyes” With Video Chat
Jon Swartz / USA Today: SocialEyes delivers group video chat
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: RealNetworks' Glaser Launches Video Chat Service SocialEyes
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Rob Glaser's SocialEyes: Facebook-connected videophone
David Evans / Online Dating Insider: SocialEyes Brings Video Chat to Facebook
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intel Closes $7.68 Billion McAfee Acquisition — Intel has officially completed its acquisition of security giant McAfee, according to a release issued today. Intel announced the $7.68 billion, all-cash deal last August. — According to the release, McAfee will continue developing …
Discussion: Business Wire
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's Windows Intune cloud-management service to go on sale March 23 — Microsoft plans to make its Windows Intune cloud-management service available for trial or purchase on March 23 in 35 countries, company officials disclosed on February 28. — Windows Intune (codenamed “Florida” …
Discussion: The Register, CNET News, Seattle Times, The Microsoft Blog, Network World, MSDN Blogs, BetaNews, The Windows Blog, eWeek, V3.co.uk, WinBeta, TechFlash, TechNet Blogs, WinRumors, GeekSmack, Softpedia News and MSDN Blogs
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft inflating cloud PC-management option
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Windows InTune will start selling on Mar. 23
Robert Mullins / Network World: Windows Intune hits the street March 23
Gavriella Schuster / The Windows Blog: News from CeBIT: Windows Intune Coming Soon to a PC Near You!
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Readies Windows Intune for March Launch
Khidr Suleman / V3.co.uk: Microsoft Windows Intune to land on 23 March
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft preps ‘Intune’ launch
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Windows Intune RTM available March 23
Paul Paliath / GeekSmack: Windows Intune to be available for purchase March 23