Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Source: iPhone 5 May Have NFC Contactless Capability — Apple's iPhone 4 doesn't have NFC. But could the iPhone 5? — One of the latest, juiciest rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5, is that the device will not include a wireless technology known as Near Field Communication or NFC.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, LAPTOP Magazine, GigaOM, Mobile Marketing Watch, Computerworld, PC World, Digital Trends, TG Daily, I4U News, 9 to 5 Mac, Softpedia News, TUAW, SAI, AppleInsider, Geek.com, iLounge, Gearlog, O'Grady's PowerPage, Pocket-lint, The Next Web, Edible Apple, everythingiCafe, Apple Bitch, Electricpig, MacStories, Electronista, fox @ fury, MacRumors and Phones Review
Mike Prospero / LAPTOP Magazine: Apple iPhone 5 Rumors of the Day: Larger Screen, Metal Back, NFC-enabled
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: iPhone 5: Apple, NFC, iTunes payments and you
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: iPhone 5 May Get iWallet NFC Functions After All
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Apple iPhone 5 with NFC rumors continue
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Report: iPhone 5 could be NFC-enabled
Shane McGlaun / I4U News: iPhone 5 May have NFC After All?
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: iPhone 5 again rumored to have NFC
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: iPhone 5 Might Have NFC Chip After All
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple employee says iPhone 5 will have NFC
Charles Starrett / iLounge: NFC tech still slated for iPhone 5?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: iPhone 5 NFC Rumors Persist
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumor: Apple may include near-field communications feature in iPhone 5
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: iPhone 5 could boast NFC tech after all
Mic Wright / Electricpig: iPhone 5 NFC rumours reignite
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iPhone 5 To Have NFC, Says Person Who Knows A Man With A Friend Who Works At Apple
James / Phones Review: iPhone 5 NFC Contradiction
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
How the iPhone, NFC and Mac App Store Will Enable Remote Computing [Exclusive] — With all the rumors about NFC being in the next iPhone — or not in the next iPhone — we have a few more details about Apple's remote computing plans that revolve around the technology.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, App Advice, Fast Company, MacRumors, Pocket-lint, Gizmodo, MacStories, Electronista and iClarified
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone 5 with NFC chip to double as a portable login system?
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iPhone 5 Rumors Heating Up: All Metal, Wireless Payment, and NFC Logins to Macs
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: iPhone 5 NFC system to port your Apple profile?
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Apple Developing iPhone-Based Remote Computing?
Graham Spencer / MacStories: NFC Technology In iPhones Could Also Enable Remote Computing
Richard Boscovich / TechNet Blogs:
Taking Down Botnets: Microsoft and the Rustock Botnet — Senior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit — Just over a year ago, we announced that the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), in cooperation with industry and academic experts, had successfully taken down the botnet Waledac in an operation known as “Operation b49”.
Discussion: Digital Trends, PC World, Network World, InfoWorld, Help Net Security, USA Today, The Register, MSDN Blogs, Techie Buzz, Download Squad and The Loop
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Microsoft behind Rustock takedown
Tony Bradley / PC World: Rustock Botnet: Dead, or Just Dazed?
Robert McMillan / Network World: With Rustock, a new twist on fighting Internet crime
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld: With Rustock botnet, a new twist on fighting Internet crime
John Leyden / The Register: MS claims credit for Rustock botnet takedown
Chinmoy Kanjilal / Techie Buzz: Microsoft Announces Its Largest Botnet Takedown: Rustock
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Microsoft shuts down spam behemoth Rustock, reduces worldwide spam by 39%
Peter Cohen / The Loop: Microsoft claims credit for disabling huge spam network
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Feds Pull Plug on Spam Network — Microsoft Corp. and federal law enforcement agents seized computer equipment from Internet hosting facilities across the U.S. in a sweeping legal attack designed to cripple the leading source of junk email on the Internet.
Discussion: Hillicon Valley, TechFlash, Neowin.net, Softpedia News, The Next Web, VentureBeat, Inquirer, GeekWire, Reuters, TechNet Blogs, thinq_, CNET News, USA Today and @briankrebs
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Microsoft takes down major spam network
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Microsoft brings down world's biggest spam network
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Rustock spam botnet felled by Microsoft and the feds
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Microsoft was behind the Rustock botnet takedown
John Cook / GeekWire: Microsoft helps knock out notorious ‘spambot’
Bill Rigby / Reuters: Microsoft says helps take down spam e-mail network
Msft-Mmpc / TechNet Blogs: Operation b107 - Rustock Botnet Takedown
James Nixon / thinq_: Microsoft behind Rustock spam botnet takedown
Jay Greene / CNET News: Microsoft and feds bring down spam giant Rustock
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Not Even Kevin Rose Really Uses Digg Anymore — How bad are things at the once-mighty Digg these days? Not so good. It's been months since Digg relaunched in August in a quest for relevance. They had 18 million unique worldwide visitors that month according to Comscore.
Discussion: Gearlog, Thanks:worldblotter
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Kevin Rose No Longer Digging Digg
Are Four Words Worth $25 Billion for Groupon? — Inside Andrew Mason's plan to remake Groupon, fend off copycats, and change your spending habits forever — On a frigid Chicago morning in early March, Andrew Mason stood on a street corner outside his company's offices to reveal …
Discussion: VatorNews, Fast Company, DealBook, Mashable!, Techland, Appolicious Advisor, Bloomberg, SAI, TechCrunch and Venture Capital Dispatch
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Groupon to launch real-time app, Groupon Now
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: iPhone 5 NFC, Spacecraft Orbits Mercury, Microsoft Kills Spam, Friendfinder to IPO, Is Groupon Worth $25 Billion?
Giles Turnbull / Techland: Groupon: Bigger Than Google?
Howard Wolinsky / Appolicious Advisor: Groupon mobile app pushing smart buttons, may have $25 billion IPO in offing
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Groupon Launching “Groupon Now” Mobile Deals Service In April
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Is Groupon Worth $25 Billion? Revenue Now “Multiple Billions Of Dollars”
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Q&A: New York Times Digital Czar Martin Nisenholtz on the Paywall, Pricing, Google and Apple — A lot of you have done a lot of reading, and a lot of writing, about the New York Times' digital paywall/subscription plans. And if any of you who care about this stuff haven't read Ken Doctor's dissection …
Discussion: The Equity Kicker, AdExchanger.com, paidContent, Nieman Journalism Lab, Geek.com, App Advice and Screenwerk, more at Mediagazer »
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: New York Times Digital Subscription Pricing Arrives; No AdSense For Facebook Apps - Still; AdXpose Certifying Networks
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: How Much Revenue Can The New York Times Paywall Generate?
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab: Here's what the New York Times paywall looks like (to Canadians)
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: New York Times announces paywall digital subscription plan
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: NYT Running Promo Tweet for Digi-Sub Plan
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Google Loophole Has Become The Facebook/Twitter Loophole
The Google Loophole Has Become The Facebook/Twitter Loophole
Russell Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: Smooth Those Facial Lines With A Cyber Pen
Bill Grueskin / paidContent: NYTimes.com Pay Scheme Has A Great Big Hole
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Comments on NYT paywall announcement
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: The New York Times details Web, mobile app subscription plans launching March 28 [Updated]
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: The NYT Gets One Thing Right: Facebook Is More Important Than Google
Christopher Trout / Engadget: New York Times reveals labyrinthine subscription plans, Canadian readers already hitting paywall
John Battelle / FM Blog: Friday Signal: OMG, The NYT Is Totally PFP!
Danny Sullivan / Daggle: All The New York Times Paywall That's Fit For No One To Use
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: It Took The NY Times 14 Months And $40 Million Dollars To Build The World's Stupidest Paywall?
Felix Salmon / Epicenter: Commentary: The New York Times Paywall Is ... Weird
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: New York Times Rolls Out New Online Prices
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: The New York Times announces online subscription plans
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The New York Times' Permeable Paywall: Coming March 28th
Richard Gaywood / TUAW:
AT&T aggressively moving against unauthorized tethering — AT&T is ruining a lot of people's days with a customer mailshot explaining that its “records show that you use [tethering] but are not subscribed to our tethering plan.” iOS, of course, will disable the built-in tethering facility if you do not have an appropriate carrier plan.
Discussion: Digital Trends, Ars Technica, ZDNet, Computerworld, 9 to 5 Mac, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, DSLreports, TiPb, Cult of Mac, OS X Daily, mocoNews, App Advice, TechCrunch, BGR, Android Phone Fans, Androinica, Switched, IntoMobile, The Next Web, Thoughts from the Sidelines, HowardForums, GottaBeMobile, DailyTech, everythingiCafe, MacNN, MacDailyNews, blogs.chron.com and PhoneArena, Thanks:penllawen
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: AT&T cracks down on unauthorized tethering
James Kendrick / ZDNet: The tethering police are coming, unroot your phones
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: AT&T going after iPhone users who jailbreak to avoid exorbitant tethering fees?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Sorry jailbreakers: AT&T cracks down on unofficial iPhone tethering
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: AT&T Starts Sending Letters to Jailbroken Tetherers, Will Automatically Charge Fee
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: AT&T to Unauthorized Tetherers: Pay Up or Else
DSLreports: AT&T Warning Users Over Unofficial Tethering - Threatens To Auto-Enroll Them In DataPro Plan
Allyson Kazmucha / TiPb: UPDATED: AT&T cracking down on jailbroken MyWi users?
Brian Sweet / Cult of Mac: AT&T cracking down on jailbreak tethering?
Paul Horowitz / OS X Daily: AT&T Cracking Down on Unofficial iPhone Tethering & MyWi Users
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: The Mobile Lowdown 03-18-11: iPad; Mobile Payments; Groupon; AT&T Tethering
John Biggs / TechCrunch: AT&T Shutting Down Unauthorized Tetherers
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: AT&T cracks down on tethering cheaters
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Illegal iPhone Tetherers on AT&T to be Slapped With Fees; Android Users Next?
Andrew Kameka / Androinica: AT&T going after unauthorized iPhone tethering. Are Android phones next?
Abby Seiff / Switched: AT&T None Too Pleased With Your Illicit Tethering
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: AT&T cracking down unofficial tethering apps like MyWi
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: AT&T Begins Cracking Down On Unauthorized Tethering [AT&T Telling Unauthorized Tetherers …
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: AT&T Cracking Down on Tethering for Those Without a Plan
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: AT&T Starts Chasing Jailbreak Tetherers
Phone Arena: AT&T fed up with you milking its data network, sends warning letters to covert tetherers
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Exclusive: Yahoo Is About To Sell Delicious For $1-$2 Million — Yahoo is about to close a deal to sell bookmarking site Delicious for $1-$2 million, says a source familiar with the discussions. — Our source isn't sure what company is buying it, but says it's a “strategic partner,” something like StumbleUpon.
Discussion: Guardian, PC World, The Register, Gearlog, Softpedia News, Pocket-lint, Marketing Pilgrim, Techland, Guardian, The Next Web, The Tech Trade, @dannysullivan and WebProNews
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Yahoo to ‘sell Delicious for $1m’
Ian Paul / PC World: Yahoo to Sell Delicious Soon, Reports Say
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Yahoo! to! offload! Delicious! as! early! as! next! week!
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Yahoo Selling Delicious - Report
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Bookmarking not so Delicious for Yahoo
Giles Turnbull / Techland: TechFast: Angry Birds Ads, Molyneux On Minecraft, Faster Flickr
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Boot up: Delicious to sell?, slower iOS apps explained, Elop talks, and more
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Codenamed “Project Dragon,” more rumors swirl of Yahoo! selling Delicious
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Yahoo-Delicious Sale Rumors Swirl (Again)
Wall Street Journal:
RIM, Carriers Fight Over Digital Wallet — BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. is locking horns with wireless carriers over control of mobile-payment data, in an example of the battles erupting as smartphones evolve into electronic wallets. — The dispute centers on where key data related …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Register, IntoMobile, MobileBurn.com, thinq_ and Electronista
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: RIM locks horns with carriers over NFC payments
Gareth Halfacree / thinq_: RIM struggles with BlackBerry NFC implementation
Farhad Manjoo / Fast Company:
Google: The Quest — How New CEO Larry Page Will Lead The Company He Cofounded Into The Future — It's not Helen of Troy or the assassination of an archduke, but this spelling-bee-worthy 10-cent word also launched a war, the Great Search Engine War of 2011, between Google and Microsoft.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: “He Always Wants It Bigger” And Other Things You Should Know About Larry Page
Criminal probe into iPhone prototype nears end — A probe into a prototype iPhone 4 purchased by a gadget blog is nearing its end, with investigators expected to report their findings soon. — Stephen Wagstaffe, district attorney for the county of San Mateo, Calif., told CNET today that …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Yahoo! News, Digital Trends and Electronista
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Investigators in lost iPhone 4 prototype case expected to report findings soon
Andrew Rassweiler / iSuppli:
Japanese Earthquake Poses Potential Supply Problems for iPad 2 — The aftermath of the Japanese earthquake may cause logistical disruptions and supply shortages in Apple Inc.'s iPad 2, which employs several components manufactured in the disaster-stricken country—including a hard …
Discussion: MacRumors, Digital Daily, AppleInsider, GigaOM, DigiTimes, Fortune, BBC, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Computerworld, VentureBeat, Disruptors, Inquirer, PadGadget, 9 to 5 Mac, techblog.dallasnews.com and Tech Trader Daily
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Report Details iPad 2 Components Vulnerable to Shortages Following Japanese Earthquake
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Three Key iPad 2 Parts Available Only From Japan
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: iPad 2 May Face Supply Woes After Japanese Quake
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Japan supplied 5 key iPad parts
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis could further Apple's iPad 2 shortages
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: May be using ‘Dragontrail’ glass technology from Japanese company, says expert
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Japan's quake aftermath poses supply risks for iPad 2
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: iPad 2, Japan, Microsoft
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Apple might face Ipad 2 component supply shortages
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Research firm iSuppli says Japan earthquake could lead to shortage of components in Apple's iPad 2
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Twitter Splits Soho, Takes Facebook Space on Madison — Twitter, the Web's biggest repository of personal oversharing, political dissent and tasteless self-promotion, is donning a suit and tie. — The little blue bird has been perching in a spartan, open-concept loft in Soho since November …
Discussion: MediaMemo and WebProNews
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Twitter May Rent Facebook's Old New York Offices
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
The EU Grants Apple 24 iOS Icon Design Patents — It seems that Europe is getting all of Apple's trademark business these days. Since January there have been five major filings alone. It Began with Ping, Apple's branding for their social network for music.
Discussion: The Next Web
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Apple Granted EU Patent For Its iOS Icons
Othman Laraki / Othman's Blog:
The Economics of Dissent: How Twitter and Facebook Tipped the Revolutionary Equation — Perhaps it is time to update the phrase “The pen is mightier than the sword” to “The Internet is mightier than dictators” — While this statement is made tongue-in-cheek, it is undeniable that we are living through a time of accelerated change.
Discussion: NetworkEffect and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Developers express concern over pirated games on Android Market — Google's smartphone app market is growing fast - but developers are calling foul over piracy and lack of transparency — App developers are concerned that Google is being too lax in its regulation of the Android Market …
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts:
Rovio Wants To IPO In New York — Finnish business magazine Talouselämä has published a story on Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, where they state that the company is seeking to go public in New York. Rovio Board Chairman Kaj Hed, father of Mikael Hed, the CEO …
Discussion: Digital Trends, Reuters, The Next Web, SAI and All About Symbian
Aemon Malone / Digital Trends: Angry Birds developer Rovio aiming for IPO
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Angry Birds Maker Rovio's Funding Valuation Is $200 Million
Rafe Blandford / All About Symbian: Angry Birds Seasons St Patrick's Day update
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
The Sex Letter That Got Mark Hurd Canned From HP Will Be Made Public! — The letter alleging sexual harassment that got Mark Hurd fired from HP will finally become a public document! — Unfortunately, it looks like some juicy parts will be redacted. But we'll take what we can get.
Discussion: NewEnterprise and Reuters
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise: Judge Orders Hewlett-Packard to Release Letter That Started the Hurd Affair
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Saying “SXSW Is Over” Is Over — A lot of the talk surrounding SXSW this year has reminded me of one of my favorite skits from IFC's show Portlandia. It starts off with a guy peering into the window of a bar and telling the locals inside how much he loves the place.
Discussion: PR Newswire, TechCrunch, Andy Budd::Blogography …, Logic+Emotion, This is going to be BIG! and Mashable!
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: SXSW By The Numbers: iOS, Foursquare And GroupMe Emerge Victorious
David Armano / Logic+Emotion: A Few of My Favorite Things: SXSW Edition
Charlie O'Donnell / This is going to be BIG!: The Myth of SXSW: Why the conference was, is and always will be about people, not about the next big thing
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Who Won the “Battles” of SXSW? [CHARTS]
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Deal with it: SXSW has changed
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Discussion: TiPb, everythingiCafe and TUAW
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Why Safari got Nitro and Web Clips and UIWebView didn't
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Android Vs. iOS Browser Speed Test Inherently Flawed
Dana Franklin / TUAW: Android vs. iPhone in ‘flawed’ mobile browser performance test
Cade Metz / The Register:
Apple: Yes, Safari outperforms embedded iOS web viewer
Apple: Yes, Safari outperforms embedded iOS web viewer
Discussion: @diveintomark, PhoneRPT.com, Fonehome, Mobile Entertainment, everythingiCafe, Download Squad, Blaze.io, eWeek, Electricpig, Daring Fireball and Computerworld
Mark Pilgrim / @diveintomark: Wait, so the big conspiracy is that Apple made their browser faster? We should all have these problems.
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Study claims Android browsing faster than iPhone, but Apple disagrees
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: The Wheres And Hows Of Slower Web Apps
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Test that showed Android browser faster than iPhone Safari was flawed
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Android Web Browser 52% Faster than iPhone Safari
Nick Marshall / Electricpig: Android 2.3 outclasses iPhone browser: Apple calls foul play
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Rafe Colburn on the Nitro Thing in iOS 4.3
Toshiba LCD plant out, Lenovo frets about supplies — (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said an assembly line in Japan making small liquid crystal displays would be closed for a month, and PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd voiced worries over parts, highlighting the threat to global supply chains from Japan's devastating earthquake.
Discussion: Inquirer, Reuters, Ubergizmo, DisplayBlog and Engadget
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Toshiba and Hitachi shutter LCD plants for 1 month
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Toshiba and Hitachi LCD plants damaged, will shut down for a month