C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web:
Dear Apple: You're not “Post-PC” until you cut the cord — On Wednesday, Steve Jobs took the stage and announced what he called “Apple's third post-PC blockbuster”, the iPad 2. Don't get me wrong: I'm loving everything I've seen about the iPad 2 and I plan on grabbing one next Friday …
Discussion: The Startup Foundry, The Huffington Post, The Register, TUAW, GigaOM, Examiner, Electricpig.co.uk, TiPb, ZDNet and GeekSugar, Thanks:cksample
Paul Hontz / The Startup Foundry: If iPads are “post-pc devices” why must I sync with iTunes before I can use one?
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Cloudy iTunes rumors juiced by music mogul talks
Richard Gaywood / TUAW: Notes on the iPad 2 launch
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: The Dream of Mobile Content Delivered at HQME
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple talking to music labels about unlimited downloads
Jennifer Allan / Electricpig.co.uk: Apple on the hunt for unlimited iTunes downloads deal
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Apple negotiating with music labels to let users download again without paying again
James Kendrick / ZDNet: User experience is everything, hardware not so much
Kristen Hawley / GeekSugar: Apple in Negotiations to Offer Unlimited Downloads of Purchases
John Markoff / New York Times:
Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software — When five television studios became entangled in a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against CBS, the cost was immense. As part of the obscure task of “discovery” — providing documents relevant to a lawsuit …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPad May Be Magical. Apps Aren't. Here's Why. — It has been nearly a year since I first came in close contact with the original iPad. It blew my mind, and since then, it has become a daily accompaniment. I create content on my MacBook Air, but I spend a lot of time consuming content and media on the device.
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Angry Birds Are Flying To Facebook — Angry Birds has enjoyed more than 75 million downloads, so it's about time that the game developer Rovio is expanding the franchise to the Facebook. — The official Angry Birds page on Facebook says that the game will come to the social network in a month …
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Next Web, Pocket-lint, NBC Bay Area, TDW Geeks, SlashGear and Develop
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Angry Birds will slingshot themselves onto Facebook
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Angry Birds To Launch On Facebook Next Month
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Angry Birds comes to Facebook next month
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area: Angry Birds Flies to Facebook
Cheezburger Network / TDW Geeks: Facebook Coop Of The Day: This month, Angry Birds has announced …
Rue Liu / SlashGear: Angry Birds Catapults To Facebook
Michael French / Develop: Angry Birds flies to Facebook later this year
Tim Cohn / Search Marketing Communications:
New Google Search Results For Twitter Accounts — Google appears to have changed the type of results they display within search results for some Twitter accounts, at least mine anyway. … Instead of listing a series of Tweets inline under the Twitter domain, Google is now publishing the last Tweet within the Twitter search result.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Facebook Is Said to Resume Talks With Skype on Video-Calling Partnership — Facebook Inc., the world's biggest social-networking company, is holding talks with Skype Technologies SA about offering Web video calls to its 500 million users, two people familiar with the discussions said.
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:fdestin
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Rumors of a possible Facebook Skype partnership persist
David Bandurski / China Media Project:
Opium Wars and the perfidy of Google — This has so far been a star-studded century for social media on the field of international politics. We watched a “Twitter revolution” take hold in Moldova in 2009, and “Facebook politics” unfold in Iran and elsewhere.
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Is Best Buy Planning To Give iPads To All Its Sales Associates? — A Best Buy employee fetches an iPad for a customer — Best Buy has been talking up the notion of a broadband-linked “Connected World” for several years now. Does that vision include giving Apple iPads to every salesperson in its 1,000-plus U.S. stores?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, TiPb, I4U News, MacRumors, Electronista, AppleInsider, SAI and Examiner
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Is Best Buy going to iPad for Easy Pay?
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Best Buy to deploy iPad to salesforce?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Giving All Your Salesmen iPads: Good idea, or Path to Ruin?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Best Buy to Provide iPads to All Retail Employees?
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Best Buy could give iPads to all its sales people, according …
Peter Sayer / ITworld.com:
Germany identifies a secure way to deal with spam — By demanding real-world identification from senders, a new German mail system may stop spam IDG News Service — In theory, stopping spam is easy: just make it uneconomic to send millions of messages by charging for each one sent …
Andrew S. Ross / San Francisco Chronicle:
Amazon.com: State stands up to anti-tax attack — Is Amazon.com getting nervous? — How else to explain its intemperate letter threatening to put more than 10,000 Californians out of work should the state even think about enforcing the collection of unpaid sales taxes on Amazon and other Internet retailers?
Discussion: Orange County Register and Seattle Blogs
Amy Rolph / Seattle Blogs: Amazon battles California over sales tax
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Even YouTube Can't Silence Radical Cleric — WASHINGTON — From the shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., to the stabbing of a British member of Parliament, investigators have identified Anwar al-Awlaki's stirring online calls to jihad as an important instigator of terrorism.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's expanding voice control, sync teams hint at iPhone improvements — Apple is looking to hire new employees related to voice control and syncing for the iPhone, suggesting further enhancements in both categories for future handsets. — Three new job listings (1, 2, 3) …
Joe Aimonetti / Crave: The gadget blog: Apple job ads seek Voice Control experts for iOS