Ben Treynor / Gmail Blog:
Gmail back soon for everyone — Imagine the sinking feeling of logging in to your Gmail account and finding it empty. That's what happened to 0.02% of Gmail users yesterday, and we're very sorry. The good news is that email was never lost and we've restored access for many of those affected.
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC: Vodafone and Google: A question of trust
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: The Circuit: Patent reform, voting to disapprove net neutrality, Google explains e-mail scare
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Google Turns to Tape to Rescue Lost Gmail
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Google restoring lost Gmail data from tape backups
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google goes to the tape to get lost emails back
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area: Google Apologizes for Gmail Outage
John Leyden / The Register: Google blames bug for Gmail deletions
Steven Musil / CNET News: Google blames software update for lost Gmail data
Simon Neville / Daily Mail: Google's email service wipes entire email accounts of 150,000 Gmail users
Francis Tan / The Next Web: Gmail will be restored to affected users soon
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Lost Gmail Data - What Actually Happened
Christopher Dawson / Googling Google Blog: Gmail outage: The sky is not falling
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Gmail Glitch Seemingly Wipes Everything from 150,000 Accounts (So Back Yours Up Already)
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Google update triggered Gmail loss
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Gmail Access (& Emails) To Be Restored “Soon” to All Those Impacted By Yesterday's Outage
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: Google restoring Gmail accounts from backup
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Google: Gmail was never lost
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Gmail outage passes 24 hours for some (updated)
Phil Muncaster / V3.co.uk: Google apologises for Gmail problems
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Gmail's disappearing act: Blame the storage software update
Gmail's disappearing act: Blame the storage software update
Discussion: TechCrunch, Engadget, WebProNews and PC World
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Google restores Gmail access to one-third of affected users
Jared Newman / PC World: Gmail Bug Deletes E-Mails for 150,000 Users
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Gordon Brown ‘blocked knighthood’ for Steve Jobs — Gordon Brown blocked an honorary knighthood for Apple founder Steve Jobs, it has emerged. — Apple chief executive Steve Jobs poses with the Apple iPad — The then-Prime Minister refused to knight Mr Jobs in 2009 because he turned …
Discussion: Computerworld, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, Inquirer, Engadget, The Atlantic Online, SAI, Fortune, Gizmodo, Techland, iPhone Buzz, AllNewsMac, Gearlog, iGeneration Blog, MacNN, The Next Web, MacStories, PhoneArena, SlashGear, TechEye, Epicenter, Pocket-lint, Electricpig.co.uk and TG Daily
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: iPad 2.0 late to the UK? I blame Gordon Brown
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Steve Jobs blocked for knighthood by Gordon Brown?
David Neal / Inquirer: Gordon Brown blocked Steve Jobs knighthood
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Steve Jobs' knighthood rejected by Gordon Brown?
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: Gordon Brown Blocked Steve Jobs From Honorary Knighthood
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Steve Jobs Was Going To Be Knighted In England, But He Pissed Off The Wrong Person
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Steve Jobs, KBE? It was not to be
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Steve Jobs Was Denied a Knighthood by UK Government
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Steve Jobs knighthood blocked, ex-Apple worker admits to $2m conspiracy, Apple heads east
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Steve Jobs Turned Down for Knighthood
Zack Whittaker / iGeneration Blog: Former British PM blocked knighthood for Steve Jobs
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Steve Jobs ‘Blocked from British Knighthood’
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Steve Jobs Almost Received An Honourary Knighthood
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Steve Jobs knighthood blocked by ex UK Prime Minister
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Gordon Brown rejected Steve Jobs for a knighthood
John C Abell / Epicenter: ‘Sir’ Steve Scotched by Vengeful Prime Minister?
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Steve Jobs' knighthood blocked by Gordon Brown
Jennifer Allan / Electricpig.co.uk: Steve Jobs knighthood: Denied!
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: British PM scuppered knighthood for Steve Jobs
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Too Much Data? New Evernote Should Help — Evernote today launched a redesigned version of its iPhone software, adding new views and features that further help to organize thoughts on the go. Evernote 4, available in the iTunes App Store, now supports multiple attachments and up to 90 minutes of audio recording per note.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Download Blog, TUAW, MobileCrunch and GottaBeMobile
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Evernote Totally Redesigns Its iPhone App
Jessica Dolcourt / The Download Blog: Evernote overhauls its iPhone app
Steven Sande / TUAW: Evernote 4 iPhone / iPod touch app starts with a clean slate
Scott Merrill / MobileCrunch: Completely Redesigned Evernote 4 for iPhone Is Now Available
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Evernote Pushes Through Significant Upgrade for iOS
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Motorola prices WiFi-only Xoom at £450 in the UK (update: €700 in Germany with 3G) — Finally Motorola gives us a chance to say something positive about its pricing of the 10.1-inch, Tegra 2-powered Xoom tablet. UK electronics retailer PC World has just put up its Xoom pre-order page …
Andrew Couts / Yahoo! News: Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi priced at £450 (about $730) in the UK
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Motorola Mobility's Jha on the Xoom: We were anticipating Apple's new iPad
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Xoom drops to a reasonable price
Edwin Kee / Ubergizmo: Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi only pricing revealed
Jennifer Allan / Electricpig.co.uk: Motorola Xoom UK price revealed
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom to cost less than ?450?
Wall Street Journal:
‘Xooming’ In: Researchers Say Cameras, Display Add to Costs of Motorola Xoom
‘Xooming’ In: Researchers Say Cameras, Display Add to Costs of Motorola Xoom
Discussion: Electronista, CrunchGear, Android Phone Fans, Ubergizmo, Fudzilla and MobileWhack
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Breakdown Reveals Xoom Cost To Build: $278
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Only UK Pricing Revealed
Edwin Kee / Ubergizmo: Motorola XOOM is pretty expensive to make
Peter Scott / Fudzilla: Motorola Xoom BOM estimated at $278
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Preparing Windows 8 Tablet Design Demos For June — According to a source at Microsoft, the company hopes to show off its new Windows 8 design for tablets by the end of its fiscal year in June. — This person claims that Microsoft is taking a more Apple-like approach to interface design …
Discussion: Inquirer, blogs.chron.com, Ubergizmo, Download Squad, Neowin.net, WinRumors, netbooknews.com, Engadget, Pocket-lint, SAI, Windows 8 Beta, Electricpig.co.uk and Electronista
Spencer Dalziel / Inquirer: Microsoft is working on a Windows 8 tablet design
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Windows 8 tablets to be demonstrated in June?
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Windows 8 tablet demo scheduled for June?
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: Microsoft to show off Windows 8 Tablet design demos in June
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Rumor: Windows 8 Tablet UI demo set for June?
Peter Cartwright / netbooknews.com: Windows 8 on tablets could be demoed as early as June
Joanna Stern / Engadget: Microsoft to demo Windows 8 tablet interface in June?
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Microsoft to show off Windows 8 tablets in June
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Sorry, Microsoft Is Still A Long Time Off From Delivering An iPad Competitor
Ankur Mittal / Windows 8 Beta: Microsoft may demo Windows 8 tablet in June
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: Windows 8 tablet interface due June?
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Ex-Apple employee pleads guilty in kickback scheme — * Devine worked as a global supply manager at Apple — * Accused of taking kickbacks from suppliers — * Devine “a good man who made a mistake” - defense lawyer (Adds comments from Devine attorney and Apple, byline)
Discussion: BBC, IntoMobile, MacRumors, TechEye, Neowin.net, The Register, Inquirer, Financial Times, Engadget, TG Daily, SlashGear, Know Your Mobile, iLounge, AppleInsider and The Next Web
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Former Apple employee convicted in Asian supplier kickback scheme
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Apple suppliers fed ex employee, Paul Devine, cash for roadmaps
Byron Hinson / Neowin.net: Ex-Apple manager pleads guilty to kickback scheme
John Oates / The Register: Bad Appler pleads guilty
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Apple bloke faces 20 years jail
Joseph Menn / Financial Times: Former Apple employee pleads guilty to fraud
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Former Apple employee admits he sold confidential info, cost the company in excess of $2 million
Kate Taylor / TG Daily: Ex-Apple manager faces 20 years for fraud
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Ex-Apple manager admits $2m conspiracy
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Former Apple manager pleads guilty in kickback scheme
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Ex-Apple manager charged in kickback scheme pleads guilty, forfeits $2.3M
Francis Tan / The Next Web: Ex-Apple manager pleads guilty in kickback scheme
Richard G Russell / Foredecker:
Working At Microsoft-20% Time and Prototypes — I quite often see assumptions on the inter-tubes that writing software at Microsoft is a mind-numbingly boring, tedious, manual, excruciating, soul-crushing bureaucratic exercise. This couldn't be further from the truth - especially in Windows.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Mac OS X Lion hands-on preview — Apple announced Mac OS X Lion with considerable fanfare at its Back to the Mac event last October, and now it's dropped the first developer preview on the world — giving us a chance to sample some of the big cat's new features and UI concepts.
Discussion: TUAW and Softpedia News
Victor Agreda, Jr / TUAW: Apple's developer preview NDA is a load of Lion poop
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Boxee Picks Up $16.5 Million To Expand Connected TV Offerings — Cord-cutting has yet to hit the mainstream, but one service is beefing up its offering in an attempt to make it more of a reality. The connected TV provider Boxee—which lets users watch TV programs, films and other content …
Discussion: GigaOM, SAI, Venture Capital Dispatch, VentureBeat, TechCrunch and MediaMemo
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Boxee Gets $16.5M in Funding, Reveals Plans for Box 2.0
Lauren Goode / Venture Capital Dispatch: Boxee Beams In $16.5M For International Push
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Internet-on-your-TV startup Boxee raises $16.5M
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Report Finds Connected Devices, Not Phones, Leading the Explosion in Mobile Wireless — Wireless consultant Chetan Sharma has just released an updated report on U.S. mobile data for the last quarter of 2010, and it points to the growth in the wireless market, in mobile penetration and in data usage.
Discussion: Chetan Sharma, AT&T, MediaPost and RCR Wireless News
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
This 26-Year-Old Is Making Millions Cutting Out Traditional Publishers With Amazon Kindle — Welcome to disruption. 26-year old Amanda Hocking is the best-selling “indie” writer on the Kindle store, meaning she doesn't have a publishing deal, Novelr says. — And she shouldn't.
Discussion: Digital Trends, @r, TeleRead, Geek.com, Novelr and techeblog.com
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Self-published novelist Amanda Hocking makes millions from Amazon Kindle sales
Rex Hammock / @r: When I think of Amanda Hocking http://techme.me/BDl9 it makes me realize agency-model publisher execs are kids laughing in a field of rye.
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Self-publishing Amazon author sells 100,000+ e-books per month
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
T-Mobile Killing Off Microsoft's Danger Servers Ahead of Android-based Sidekicks — One of the first smartphones is headed for an unceremonious farewell. — T-Mobile announced on Monday that it plans to kill off the Microsoft Danger service that powers the current generation of Sidekick devices …
Discussion: GigaOM, Engadget, ZDNet, The Seattle Times, PC Magazine, GottaBeMobile, IntoMobile, TechFlash, BlogsDNA, MobileCrunch, Softpedia News and Electronista
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: RIP, Danger, 2002 - 2011: Microsoft axing service on May 31st, T-Mobile promises an ‘easy transition’
James Kendrick / ZDNet: T-Mobile Sidekick service ends May 31
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Any Danger Sidekick users left? T-Mobile, Microsoft shutdown looms
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine: T-Mobile Finally Kills Sidekick Service
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: T-Mobile Shuts Down Sidekick Services
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: T-Mobile to shut down Sidekick servers on May 31, 2011
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: T-Mobile To Shut Down Sidekick Danger Data Service
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: T-Mobile To Pull The Plug On Sidekicks May 31st
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google's New In-App Payments Product Set For Launch In May 2011 — Google was originally set to debut in-app payments support for Android applications in the fourth quarter of 2010, but recently said that the launch would be delayed until the end of this quarter.
Discussion: Inside Mobile Apps, Post Tech, Fonehome and Android Phone Fans
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: Google has pre-beta in-app payment program
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google Street View now goes places cars can't — Google on Monday launched its largest-ever collection of Street View images taken by a humble but versatile vehicle — the tricycle — as the Internet giant greatly expands the reach of the popular but controversial program beyond public streets …
Jeremy Pack / Google LatLong: Pedaling to new places with Street View
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Maps Bike Views & Some Neat Street Views
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Google creeps deeper with Street View trikes
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Trikes Help To Update Google Street View
John Cook / TechFlash:
Amazon pulls the plug on its AmazonTote pilot project — Amazon.com plans to shut down AmazonTote, a pilot project in Seattle in which customers were able to order select products online and then have them delivered to their homes for free. We first got word of the service last summer …
Discussion: NewsGrange, Switched and SAI
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: AmazonTote Goes the Way of Webvan - Shutting Down in March
Amar Toor / Switched: Amazon Shuts Down AmazonTote Pilot Program
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Amazon Kills Its FreshDirect Killer
Jaron Schaeffer / Docs Blog:
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in 34 languages — Last June, we introduced the ability to upload documents into Google Docs using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). OCR analyzes images and PDF files, typically produced by a scanner (or the camera of a mobile phone) …
Discussion: Softpedia News, BlogsDNA, Erictric, The Next Web, Instant Fundas and Techie Buzz
Anurag Upadhaya / BlogsDNA: Google Docs OCR Spiced Up with 34 Languages
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Introduces Optical Character Recognition in 29 Languages to Google Docs
Francis Tan / The Next Web: Google Docs OCR now available in 34 languages
Tehseen Baweja / Techie Buzz: Google Docs Get OCR Support For 34 Different Languages
Michael Riley / Bloomberg:
Morgan Stanley Leak Shows Attack by China-Based Hackers Who Took On Google — Morgan Stanley experienced a “very sensitive” break-in to its network by the same China-based hackers who attacked Google Inc.'s computers more than a year ago, according to e-mails stolen from a cyber-security company working for the bank.
Discussion: Guardian, Help Net Security and Reuters
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Obama administration joins critics of U.S. nonprofit that oversees Internet — The California nonprofit organization that operates the Internet's levers has always been a target for global heavies like Russia and China that prefer the United Nations in charge of the Web.
Discussion: CNET News
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: No support for U.S. proposal for domain name veto
Tim Bray / ongoing:
Making Money in Mobile — Depending how you measure it, the mobile platform may already be the widest path from the software developer to the ordinary person. It's for sure the fastest-growing. So presumably there's serious software money to be made. But how, exactly?
Discussion: parislemon, Bits and Daring Fireball
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Tim Bray: Making Money in Mobile
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Comcast Won't Go Streaming-Only, But Dish Might — Pay TV providers are increasingly seeing competition from online video services like Netflix and Hulu Plus, but they're coming up with different business strategies in an increasingly digital world: While Comcast says it has no interest …
Discussion: DSLreports, Wall Street Journal, SAI, Engadget, Techland, Light Reading, Company Town and Tech Trader Daily, more at Mediagazer »
DSLreports: Comcast CEO Won't Offer Internet Video To Non TV Subs - Though He Insists Internet Video ‘More Friend Than Foe’
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal: At Comcast, No Fear of Web Video
Will Richmond / SAI: COMCAST CEO: “What Used To Be Called ‘Reruns’ On Television Is Now Called Netflix”
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Comcast CEO talks about the merger, ‘cool new devices’ like the iPad and why he doesn't fear Netflix
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Comcast CEO: We're Not Launching Netflix Competitor, But We Like Netflix Revenue
Steve Donohue / Light Reading: Comcast Won't Sell Video to Non-Subs
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: 'King's Speech' makes lots of speeches at Oscars! Charlie Sheen won't shut up.
Sebastiaan de With / Cocoia Blog:
Getting Notified — There's some discussion on Apple-centric and tech news websites about a video that's doing the rounds with a new approach to notifications for iOS. While the system in the video is really nothing new (there's been at least one alternative notification system in the App-Store …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: MobileNotifier: iPhone alerts improved (video)
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Investors Are Drawn Anew to Digital Music — Since it emerged in the 1990s, digital music has been hugely popular with fans, but for online music companies and their investors it has almost never been profitable. — And yet the money has again started pouring in.
Discussion: paidContent, SAI and hypebot, more at Mediagazer »
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Crazy Investors Are Pouring Money Into Digital Music Again
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: PM Update: Cash Poor Thumplay Close To Sale, Investors Re-Like Music, Doug Morris, BMG & NMPA
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad channel inventory dries up — It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, but Apple has stopped production of the original iPads and cut of supplies to the channel. We are getting reports that global retailers are no longer able to get their hands on iPads.
Discussion: Gearlog, Softpedia News, PC World, Appolicious Advisor, PadGadget, MobileWhack, MacRumors, GottaBeMobile, Apple Bitch, SlashGear, GeekSmack and Cult of Mac
Brian Heater / Gearlog: iPad Production Stops
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Last Minute iPad 2 Rumor Roundup
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: iPads in Short Supply Ahead of iPad 2 Announcment
Parth Dhebar / GeekSmack: iPad Channel Inventory Starting to Dry Up
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway, Chris Sacca And Others Invest 800K In PaaS Dotcloud — Hosted application platform DotCloud is announcing 800K in angel funding today, from notable angel investors Ron Conway, Chris Sacca, Jerry Yang, Raymond Tonsing, Roger Dickey, Ash Patel, Eric Urhane, Kenny Van Zant, Trinity Ventures and others.
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Cheaper iPhone, Amazon's bestselling indie author
Inside Social Games:
How Zynga Defused Its FarmVille Time-Bomb — [Editor's note: This is a guest post by Brice Morrison, editor of game industry design site The Game Prodigy.] — When Zynga's FarmVille hit 80 million players on year ago in February 2010, it was a breathtaking event for the entire games industry.
Paul Roberts / threatpost:
HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr Steps Down — Embattled CEO Aaron Barr says he is stepping down from his post at HBGary Federal to allow the company to move on after an embarassing data breach. — The announcement comes three weeks after Barr became the target of a coordinated attack …
Discussion: Inquirer, The Register, p2pnet, InfoWorld and eWeek
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: HBGary Federal CEO resigns
John Leyden / The Register: HBGary chief exec resigns over Anon hack
Tim Greene / InfoWorld: Anonymous forces HBGary Federal CEO to step down
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr Quits Due to Anonymous Attack