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, Brian Alvey, The Huffington Post, TUAW, The Register, GigaOM, Electricpig.co.uk and Examiner, Thanks:cksample
Paul Hontz / The Startup Foundry: If iPads are “post-pc devices” why must I sync with iTunes before I can use one?
Richard Gaywood / TUAW: Notes on the iPad 2 launch
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Cloudy iTunes rumors juiced by music mogul talks
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: The Dream of Mobile Content Delivered at HQME
Jennifer Allan / Electricpig.co.uk: Apple on the hunt for unlimited iTunes downloads deal
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple talking to music labels about unlimited downloads
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are we witnessing YouTube's big fumble? — Tonight Charlie Sheen will be on Ustream.tv in what could be a massive night for that video network. How massive? Sheen broke all records on Twitter, gaining 1.78 million followers in less than a week. No one else, not even Oprah or Obama or Beiber, has gotten so many so fast.
Discussion: Mashable!, Socialnomics, Reuters and Runnin' Scared, Thanks:scobleizer
Charlie White / Mashable!: Charlie Sheen to Appear on Ustream Live Tonight
Erik Qualman / Socialnomics: Twitter Charlie Sheen - Fastest to 1 million followers
Michelle Castillo / Reuters: The Real Reason Charlie Sheen Joined Twitter: Money
Rosie Gray / Runnin' Scared: Charlie Sheen Not Really @CharlieSheen
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.
Dr. Drang / @drdrang:
Discussion: @dsilverman, @fredericl, @joshelman, @scobleizer, @nzcspaul, @justinaddition, @pragmaticgeek, @greatcaffeine, @parislemon, @lqd, @nebhale, @gruber, @marcoarment, @gruber, @al3x, @anildash and The Next Web
Dwight Silverman / @dsilverman: Worse sin than #dickbar in Twitter/iPhone 3.3: No longer able to use bit.ly to shorten URLs. Buh-bye analytics.
Frederic Lardinois / @fredericl: #dickbar has now hit Techmeme. Glad to see a real #bitchmeme again (my take on the updated Twitter app from last week: bit.ly/hY1VIN)
Josh Elman / @joshelman: Not a fan of iPhone Quickbar - we're listening. Follow @twittermobile for updates.
Robert Scoble / @scobleizer: Hmm @dickc promised us “advertising we would love.” Instead we got #dickbar (annoying bar in Twitter iPhone client). Sigh.
Paul Matthews / @nzcspaul: i wonder if #dickbar will become a verb, meaning killing an app overnight by implementing a dumb feature everybody hates?
Justin / @justinaddition: It would be so incredibly funny if #dickbar became a Trending Topic and show up on the #dickbar.
Brandon Shea / @greatcaffeine: Developers: is your app too popular? Try adding a #dickbar to spice things up! I might make mockups later...
MG Siegler / @parislemon: Oh good, #dickbar tweets hit @techmeme - no need for a long, drawn-out #bitchmeme
Rémy Raki / @lqd: Yo dawg I herd you like #dickbars so I put a #dickbar ON your #dickbar so you can look at promoted tweets WHILE looking at promoted trends
Ben Hale / @nebhale: Twitter, why would you introduce a UI element that hides the most important information in the app, the latest tweet? #dickbar
John Gruber / @gruber: @anildash No one is complaining that the #dickbar exists. We just want to turn it off.
Marco Arment / @marcoarment: Twitter can do what they want, but for whatever it's worth, I'd gladly pay a monthly fee to use the service without ads like the #dickbar.
Alex Payne / @al3x: Everyone complaining about the #dickbar: you do realize there are other Twitter iOS apps, right? Like dozens of them? HE POSTED FROM ECHOFON
Anil Dash / @anildash: Geeks complaining about trends bar on Twittter's iPhone app seem to think their Twitter use case is the most common one. I suspect it's not.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: How to remove the Quickbar on Twitter for iPhone
Darren Murph / Engadget:
AT&T to allow grandfathered unlimited iPad data plans on iPad 2, your weekend rave to continue — Good news, iPad 3G owners. If you were lucky enough to snag one of those coveted unlimited data plans with your original AT&T iPad, you won't have to toss it when upgrading next week.
Discussion: MobileWhack, TiPb, Electronista and Gadgetell
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack: AT&T Will Allow Current iPad Owners With Unlimited Data to Continue Plan on iPad 2
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
‘Tweet Viewer’ Virus Spreads On Twitter — There is something amazing about how desperately humans want to see who has viewed their online profiles. This desire has been taken advantage of (again) by Twitter spammers as tweets like “WOW! You can see WHO VISITS your TWITTER profile. That's cool! :)
Discussion: Mashable!, The Next Web and @delbius, Thanks:mobiletailgate
Charlie White / Mashable!: Tweet Viewer Worm Crawling Around Twitter [WARNING]
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Beware: Twitter scam app claims to show who visits your profile. It can't.
Del Harvey / @delbius: If you clicked (even though you knew the link was bogus), you gotta revoke access to the app. Help page: http://t.co/TjSCpcL
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
Chris / cdixon.org:
SEO is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups — Many of the today's most successful informational sites such as Yelp, Wikipedia and TripAdvisor relied heavily on SEO for their initial growth. Their marketing strategy (whether deliberate or not) was roughly: 1) …
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: PC Magazine and The Next Web, Thanks:fdestin
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Rumors of a possible Facebook Skype partnership persist
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 …
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, Mashable!, The Next Web, Pocket-lint, NBC Bay Area, TDW Geeks, SlashGear and Develop
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Angry Birds will slingshot themselves onto Facebook
Charlie White / Mashable!: Angry Birds Game Coming to 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 and Soshable