Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Is Said to Pay Nokia More Than $1 Billion in Deal — Microsoft Corp. will pay Nokia Oyj more than $1 billion to promote and develop Windows-based handsets as part of their smartphone software agreement, according to two people with knowledge of the terms.
Discussion: Telegraph, Fortune, Inquirer, TechEye, The Register, ITProPortal, mobile-device.biz, Gizmodo, Fonehome, WPCentral.com, ThinkMobile, PhoneArena, Pulse2, Erictric, SlashGear, DailyTech, mocoNews, Neowin.net, Internet2Go, IntoMobile, MobileWhack, WinRumors, WMPoweruser.com, MobileTechWorld, Electronista, VentureBeat, The Next Web, The Seattle Times, Hardware 2.0 Blog, parislemon, GeekWire, Engadget, Shelly Palmer Digital Living, PE Hub Blog, SAI and PhoneNews.com
Matt Warman / Telegraph: Microsoft in $1bn Nokia deal
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Facebook email rolling out, NokSoft's $1 billion deal
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Microsoft paid Nokia $1 billion to adopt WP7
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Ballmer spends a billion on Nokia deal
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Microsoft ‘paid Nokia $1bn’ for WinPho 7 deal
Scott Bicheno / mobile-device.biz: Microsoft reportedly paying Nokia $1bn to use WP7
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Details of Microsoft and Nokia's Cash-Laden Handshake Surface
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Microsoft & Nokia's $1 Billion Deal + My Wish List for a Nokia Windows Phone
Phone Arena: Nokia getting $1 billion from Microsoft to “promote” Windows Phone and stay away from Android
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Microsoft Believed To Be Offering Nokia $1 Billion For 5 Year Deal
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Microsoft to Pay Nokia Over $1 Billion for Using Windows Phone 7
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft paying Nokia over $1bn in Windows Phone deal?
Oliver Haslam / Neowin.net: Microsoft paying Nokia more than $1 billion in Windows Phone 7 partnership
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Microsoft in Deep Mobile Trouble
Surur / WMPoweruser.com: Microsoft only paying $1 billion for Nokia deal, will get it all back later
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Microsoft paying Nokia more than $1 billion to go Windows Phone
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: How much did Microsoft pay Nokia NOT to choose Android? How about a cool $1 billion!
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: Microsoft paying Nokia $1B
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Bloomberg: Microsoft to pay Nokia ‘more than $1 billion’ to make Windows Phones
Shelly Palmer / Shelly Palmer Digital Living: Microsoft Spends $1 Billion on Nokia Deal
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Bloomberg: Microsoft Paying Nokia Over $1 Billion Over 5 Years
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net:
Microsoft Nokia: 5 year deal, royalties, billion dollar payments, not signed yet-Businessweek
Microsoft Nokia: 5 year deal, royalties, billion dollar payments, not signed yet-Businessweek
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Microsoft's contract with Nokia rumored at $1B
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Adobe Hopes Wallaby Can Vault Apple's Flash Blockade — Ever since Steve Jobs issued his “Thoughts on Flash” almost a year ago, there's has been a lot written about the conflict between Adobe's favorite runtime and Apple's iOS platform, supported by the powerful new capabilities of HTML5.
Discussion: Inquirer, Mashable!, TechEye, Gizmodo, Ubergizmo, MacStories, Electronista, Technologizer, Macworld, Redmond Pie and @stshank
Spencer Dalziel / Inquirer: Adobe releases a Flash to HTML5 converter
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Adobe Releases Flash-to-HTML5 Converter, Codenamed Wallaby
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Adobe converts Flash to HTML5
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Adobe's Wallaby Flash-to-HTML5 Converter Can be Downloaded Now
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Adobe Wallaby: Flash-to-HTML 5 converter
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Adobe Releases Its Flash To HTML5 Conversion Tool
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Adobe Helps Turn Flash Into HTML5
Jackie Dove / Macworld: Adobe launches Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Flash To HTML5 Conversion Tool ‘Wallaby’ Brings Flash Content To iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Adobe's Wallaby ties Flash to HTML
Adobe's Wallaby ties Flash to HTML
Discussion: The Next Web, Adobe, The Loop, 9 to 5 Mac, The Download Blog, SlashGear and Engadget
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Adobe releases Flash to HTML5 converter
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Adobe releases Flash to HTML5 conversion tool
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Adobe releases Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool to reach iOS Safari, more devices
Seth Rosenblatt / The Download Blog: Adobe Wallaby looks to leap over Flash controversy
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Adobe Wallaby Flash to HTML tool released
Daniel Ek / Spotify:
Spotify reaches one million subscribers — It seems like only yesterday we were hatching ideas for a new music service in a tiny office-cum-apartment with a broken coffee machine, and the party we threw having reached one million users almost two years ago today was one to remember.
Discussion: mocoNews, Telegraph, ArcticStartup Posts, Guardian, Music Ally, MediaMemo, SAI, SlashGear, GigaOM, louisgray.com, Erictric, Mobile Entertainment, The Next Web and Pulse2
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Spotify's 1 Million Milestone. Is A U.S. Launch Finally Around The Corner?
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: Spotify signs up 1m paying subscribers ahead of US debut
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts: Spotify: One Million Paying Customers
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Spotify hits 1m paying subscribers
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Spotify has 1m paying subscribers - 15% of its active users
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Spotify Gets 15% Of Active Users To Pay For Online Music
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Spotify hits 1m paid subscribers
Om Malik / GigaOM: For Spotify, a Cool Million Paying Subscribers
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Spotify Accrues One Million Paying Subscribers
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Spotify now has 1m paying users
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Spotify Reaches 1 Million Paid Subscribers
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Spotify Hits 1 Million Paying Subscribers
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
YouTube Buys Next New Networks, a Video Producer — SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube, the video site owned by Google, formally announced on Monday that it had acquired Next New Networks, a Web video production company, in its biggest effort yet to move beyond short, quirky home videos to professionally produced content.
Discussion: AdExchanger.com, Company Town, fierceonlinevideo.com …, New York Times, GigaOM, VentureBeat, memeburn, Pulse2, AdAge, Fast Company, Mashable!, TechCrunch, MediaMemo and SAI, more at Mediagazer »
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: YouTube Adds Next New Networks; Skype Thinking Display; What They Know About TV
Alex Pham / Company Town: Google's YouTube buys Next New Networks
Molly McHugh / New York Times: YouTube takes another step toward premium content with Next New Networks
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: YouTube and Next New Networks: A History in Links
Michelle Atagana / memeburn: ‘YouTube Next’ — Google's next adventure in online video content
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google Officially Acquires Next New Networks
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: YouTube Looks To Boost Short-Form Video With Next New Networks Deal
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Google Shifts Toward Content Creation With Purchase of Next New Networks
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: YouTube Takes Another Step Toward Legitimacy With New Acquisition
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: YouTube Acquires Next New Networks, Introduces ‘YouTube Next’ Training Squad
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: YouTube Nabs Next New Networks
Fred Seibert / Next New Networks:
Here comes YouTube Next.
Here comes YouTube Next.
Discussion: PC World, Softpedia News, YouTube Blog, ITProPortal, Erictric, CNET News, Electronista, Techie Buzz, Beet.TV, ReadWriteWeb, paidContent and GigaOM
John Ribeiro / PC World: YouTube Acquires Next New Networks to Aid Video Creators
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: YouTube Acquires Next New Networks
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: YouTube makes Next New Networks buy official
Tehseen Baweja / Techie Buzz: YouTube Acquires Next New Network For Under $100 Million
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: YouTube Buys Next New Networks
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: YouTube Buys NextNewNetworks, Launches YouTube Next
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: It's Official: YouTube Buys Next New Networks
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Warner Bros. to Rent Movies Digitally on Facebook, Starting With ‘Dark Knight’ … Warner Bros. is turning to Facebook, where it hopes to find an electronic audience interested in digitally renting The Dark Knight. — Warners said Monday that it is the first Hollywood studio to offer movies directly on Facebook.
Discussion: MediaMemo, CNET News, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, SAI, Engadget and The Next Web
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: YouTube, Netflix, Hulu: Meet Facebook
Steven Musil / CNET News: Warner Bros. to deliver movies on Facebook
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Warner Bros. lets you watch movies within Facebook fan pages
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Warner Bros will rent digital movies through Facebook. Facebook commerce is turning into a reality—more here.
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Warner Bros. starts renting movies via Facebook
Francis Tan / The Next Web: Warner Bros brings movie rentals on Facebook
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple to cut 32 games, some hardware from retail stores — Apple is in the process of cutting software titles and some hardware peripherals from its retails stores to make room for other services. — Sources that I've spoken with said Apple is going to expand its personalized in-store setup service for customers that purchase a Mac.
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage, CrunchGear, Pulse2, Neowin.net, TUAW, CNET News, Gearlog, Apple Bitch, SlashGear, MacNN, MacStories, Computerworld, AppleInsider, iClarified, MacRumors and NBC Bay Area
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple to cut certain products from retail locations, focus on personalized setup services
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Removing Around 32 Games From Retail Stores
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Rumors of Apple retail nixing boxed software persist
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Removing 32 Games and 3rd Party Mac Products from Retail Stores
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple retail begins driving Mac App Store sales
Mathew Luschek / NBC Bay Area: Apple Stores Cutting Back on Games
Dan York / Disruptive Telephony:
Google Voice Now Offers SIP Addresses For Calling Directly Over IP — Wouldn't it be great if you could call a Google Voice number directly via SIP? So that you could bypass the PSTN when calling a GV number and go directly over IP? With potentially all the advanced capabilities that could give? …
Discussion: Pointing out the obvious and Android Police, Thanks:aharpaz
Todd Vierling / Pointing out the obvious: So, Google Voice: SIP is actually coming? (...in some form)
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Handset Hackers Get Google's Music Syncing Service For Android To Work A Bit Early — Sometimes you just gotta do things because you can, you know? It's the sign of being a true gadget geek. Lets say you stumble across the Music application that comes built into the Motorola Xoom …
Discussion: The Register, Engadget, Electricpig.co.uk, SAI and Download Squad
Bill Ray / The Register: Hackers find Google's music cloud
Richard Lai / Engadget: Android Honeycomb's music app extracted, brings cloud sync and streaming to phones
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Google's Secret Web-Based Android Music Service Discovered By Hackers
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Used iPads Selling Quickly Online — Steve Jobs was still on stage introducing the new iPad 2 last week when my inbox and Twitter stream started filling up with the same question : “I want the iPad 2, but what can I do with my old iPad?” — At first I didn't know how to respond.
Discussion: Geek.com, Zatz Not Funny! and IntoMobile
Sal Cangeloso / Geek.com: It's the right time to sell your iPad
Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!: The Gazelle Route to an iPad Upgrade
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Upgrading to the iPad 2? Here's where to sell your original iPad
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Top Student Charged With Fixing Grades for Cash — A Nevada student who gave the opening address at his high school graduation last year has been charged with breaking into his school district's computer system and bumping up his classmates' grades for a fee.
Discussion: Gawker and Boing Boing
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple shipped 1.1 million MacBook Air laptops last quarter, analyst claims — Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed on Saturday that Apple shipped a total of 1.1 million MacBook Air units over the course of the refreshed laptop's first quarter of availability.
Discussion: SAI, AppleInsider, Macworld, Pulse2, PC World, T3.com News, The Tech Herald …, DisplayBlog, ITProPortal, The Atlantic Online, iClarified, Edible Apple, TUAW, Softpedia News, Digital Trends and Electronista
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Apple Shipped Over 1 Million MacBook Airs In The First Quarter*
Dan Moren / Macworld: Remains of the Day: We the people
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Shipped Around 1.1 Million MacBook Air Laptops Last Quarter
Steve Ragan / The Tech Herald Technology News: Apple moved more than a million MacBook Airs in Q4 2010
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: MacBook Air Becomes Apple's Best-Selling Notebook
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Analyst: Apple sold 1.1 million MacBook Airs in 2010
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
Skype Launches In-App Advertising, Limited To Windows For Now — As Skype gears up to list on the Nasdaq, the free Internet voice and video calling company is rolling out more services to generate revenue. Today it announced that it will be featuring in-app advertising, starting with its Windows client in the U.S., UK and Germany.
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Skype sells out with an advertising launch
Arnold Zafra / Gadgetell: Skype is testing out ads in chat environment
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Skype To Have Ads On Home Tab Starting This Week
Ryan Kim / GigaOM: Skype Opens Platform to Ads As IPO Looms
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter And Skype Ads Remind Us How Good Google And Facebook Have it
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal: Skype and Meebo, sitting in a tree?
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Now in Skype: Advertisements — Skype said Monday that it has opened its apps up to ads.
Kit Dotson / SiliconANGLE: Skype Revenue Up 20% in 2010; Now Looking to Advertising on Road to Next Year's IPO
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Skype Introduces Advertising In Windows
Kristen Nicole / Techland: Skype Looks to Pad Revenue with Display Ads
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise: Skype Updates Its Pre-IPO Numbers, Plans to Sell Display Ads
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Skype for Windows to Start Displaying Ads
Doug Bewsher / The Big Blog: Advertising in Skype — Today we announce something new …
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Pay-as-you-go shocker! CDMA iPhone 4 makes its way to Cricket Wireless (via jailbreak) — As any astute follower of the “pay-as-you-go” world knows, there are quite a few back alley Cricket dealers (and quite a few main street ones as well) that will happily flash any phone you give …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Redmond Pie, Technologizer, MacHackPC, MacStories, App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, Electronista and everythingiCafe
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Some Cricket Wireless stores flashing CDMA iPhone 4 to work on their network
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Verizon iPhone 4 Unlocked To Run On Cricket Wireless Pay-As-You-Go CDMA Network
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Proof of An Unlocked Verizon iPhone
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Jailbreak Hack Puts Verizon iPhone on Pay-As-You-Go Network
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: CDMA iPhone 4 can go to Cricket, other PAYG carriers?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: How To Get a Pay-As-You-Go CDMA iPhone 4
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Verizon iPhones Getting Jailbroken Onto Cricket Network
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Meet LiquidSpace: The Airbnb of Office Space — Over the last year, I've worked in countless noisy coffee shops and dropped in to various co-working spaces. And I'm not alone. Analytics firm Forrester reported that there were 375 million mobile workers worldwide in 2010 …
Discussion: louisgray.com, VentureBeat, SiliconANGLE and The Next Web, Thanks:ashbrown
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE: LiquidSpace Repurposes SXSW for the Modern Mobile Workforce
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: SXSWi 2011: LiquidSpace launches an AirBnB style app for nearby workspaces
Adario Strange / Zenroll:
Steve Gillmor, Japan, and the Trojan Horse called Facebook Comments — There are increasingly few areas in which my professional background in print publishing comes into play when discussing digital distribution, but one area offers me the opportunity for a direct, and quite important comparison: the new Facebook commenting system.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Engadget, Both Sides of the Table, Howard Lindzon, Dean Bubley's Disruptive …, FM Blog and Technologizer, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:adariostrange
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The Facebook Bureau — This past weekend, I saw the film The Adjustment Bureau.
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table: I'm sticking with Disqus. Here's Why
Dean Bubley / Dean Bubley's Disruptive Wireless: Insistence on a single, real-name identity will kill Facebook - gives telcos a chance for differentiation
John Battelle / FM Blog: Tuesday Signal: Get Ye To Austin
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Facebook Comments Expose a Flaw in Zuckerberg's Vision
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Car-sharing service RelayRides raises $5.1M from Google Ventures — RelayRides, a crowd-sourced car-sharing service similar to Zipcar, has raised $5.1 million from August Capital and Google Ventures, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM: RelayRides Raises $5M For Car Sharing 2.0
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Will E-Book Prices & Restrictions Lead to E-Book Piracy? — Last week, Random House agreed to the agency price model, the last of the top six publishing companies in the world to do so. The move allowed the publisher's books entry into Apple's iBookstore, something that Steve Jobs touted …
Dwight / blogs.chron.com:
When good apps go bad: Twitter for iPhone 3.3 — Twitter was originally designed to be a mobile service, with updates pushed out via text message. That's why it only uses 140 characters for messages. Its web page was almost an afterthought. — Today, while it's often used with traditional computers …
Discussion: ThinkMobile, Twittercism, thinq_ and Techland, Thanks:dsilverman
Frank McPherson / ThinkMobile: Defending Smartphone Screen Real Estate
Sheamus / Twittercism: Hey, @Twitter: The #Dickbar Isn't Fascinating, It Isn't Cool, And Everybody Hates It
Melanie Kraus / thinq_: Facebook scammers turn attention to Twitter
Giles Turnbull / Techland: Loving and Hating Twitter's New Quick Bar
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Windows Phone 7 not reversing Microsoft's mobile slide — From November to January — the first full three months that Windows Phone 7 was available — Microsoft's share of the U.S. smart-phone market continued to slide, new data from comScore shows. — Microsoft's slice of the market fell …
Discussion: ZDNet, WinRumors, AppScout, Pulse2, eWeek, Windows Phone Thoughts.com, ThinkMobile, Fortune, TechCrunch, comScore, Inc., iLounge, SAI, WinRumors, WebProNews, WMPoweruser.com, Electronista and PhoneArena
James Kendrick / ZDNet: Android on top in the US, Microsoft in decline
Alan Henry / AppScout: Stream Radio from Anywhere in the World with TuneIn Radio for Windows Phone 7
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: comScore: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Market Share Slips To 8%
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Windows Phone 7 Market Share Dips: ComScore
Steven McPherson / Windows Phone Thoughts.com: Android Tops, Windows Phone 7 already in decline? Really?
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Windows Phone Losing Ground? iPhone Flat? Here's Why I Don't Believe the Numbers
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Latest comScore numbers have Android at #1 in US
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Android passes RIM, iOS as top U.S. smartphone OS
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Google Android Top Smartphone Platform In U.S.
Patricia Reaney / Reuters:
Not getting enough sleep? Turn off the technology — (Reuters) - Dependence on televisions, cellphones and laptops may be costing Americans dearly — in lack of sleep. — The national penchant for watching television every evening before going to sleep, playing video games late …
Discussion: National Sleep Foundation, Techland, The Huffington Post, The Register, SAI and PC World
Jennifer Cowher Williams / National Sleep Foundation: Annual Sleep in America Poll Exploring Connections with Communications Technology Use and Sleep
Michelle Castillo / Techland: Need a Good Night's Sleep? Turn Off Your Devices
Caleb Cox / The Register: Punters take tech to bed, breakfast
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Tired, Cranky? Stop Checking Your Phone Before You Go To Bed
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Logging on Near Bedtime Affects Sleep, Study Finds
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Best Buy: Yes, Floor Staff Get Tablets, But Not Necessarily iPads — We've heard some rumors that Best Buy would be providing its staff members with iPads for work — that is to say, as tools to carry while on the job, looking up prices on the internal website, doing price comparisons, and so on.
Discussion: Digits and PhoneArena
Steven Russolillo / Digits: Best Buy Considers Tablets for Salespeople
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Netflix spooks Hollywood more than ever — LOS ANGELES—Hollywood film executives want you to know that they are not at war with Netflix or the Internet. — Some of them told me over the past week that they have every intention to continue to distribute films and TV shows over the Web and at attractive prices to boot.
Discussion: Neowin.net and techblog.dallasnews.com
Michael Collado / Neowin.net: Hollywood fears Netflix is the iTunes of movies
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Dear Apple, Please Copy This Notification System For The iPhone Immediately — As you're aware, I tend to take Apple's side on almost all matters iPhone versus Android. Having tried over a dozen Android devices ranging from the G1 to the Nexus S, I simply still prefer iOS. And it's not really close.
Discussion: Talking Pengwin, Gadgets DNA, IntoMobile and SlashGear
Jeffry / Gadgets DNA: This is how iOS Notification System Should be Redesigned is a post from: Gadgets DNA
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Sexy and brilliant iPhone notification system is unfortunately just a mock-up