Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Meet +1: Google's Answer To The Facebook Like Button — Nearly a year after Facebook Like buttons spread out across the web, Google has announced its own rival, the +1 button. It launches today as part of Google's search engine, allowing you to +1 search results and ads that you like.
Discussion: The Register, VatorNews, SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog, GigaOM, Lost Remote, VentureBeat, The Next Web, BetaNews, @dannysullivan, SheGeeks.netSheGeeks.net, The Huffington Post, Reuters, gHacks Technology News, The Next Web, Epicenter, Fast Company, Pulse2, Under the Radar, Fortune, Tnooz, Google Operating System, Technologizer, Marketing Pilgrim and GeekWire
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Google wants to be “liked” with +1
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Sure, I Could Join a Google-Based Social Network — But Why?
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Google rolls out its own ‘like’ button with +1
Peter Yared / VentureBeat: Google: +1 on search links, -1 on ad clicks
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: How to: Enable Google +1 for your account right now
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google launches ‘+1,’ search result upvoting
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: so ... does YouTube eventually change its likes to +1? let the platform confusion at google continue
Corvida Raven / SheGeeks.netSheGeeks.net: Will You Use The New Google +1 Button?
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Google takes on Facebook with latest social tweak
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News: Google +1 Button, Social Sharing Similar To Facebook Like
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Google +1 launches, adding social search to the party
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google +1 Button Coming In A Few Months
Clarejacobson / Under the Radar: Google+1: ‘MUST HAVE’ or ‘Kinda Cool’
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google's +1 is a Buzzkill — The new service will continue where Buzz left off.
Dennis Schaal / Tnooz: Google likes +1 in a Googlish way
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Has an Answer to Facebook's Like Button. Now All It Needs is an Answer to Facebook
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: Google's +1 Takes Another Swing At Social
John Cook / GeekWire: Google +1: Does this put the Internet search titan back in the social search game?
David Byttow / Social Web Blog:
Introducing the +1 Button — We all know what it's like to get a bit of help when you're looking for it. Online, that advice can come from a number of places: a tweet, a shared video, or a blog post, to name a few. With Google Social Search we've been working to show that content when it's useful …
Discussion: Inside AdWords, John Battelle's Searchblog, The Official Google Blog, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, Inside Facebook, Inside AdSense, louisgray.com, All Facebook, Engadget, Google Enterprise Blog, paidContent, Reuters, Mashable!, Switched, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, SAI, Guardian, Geekosystem, Geek.com, NewsGrange, WebProNews, AdAge and GigaOM, more at Mediagazer »
Dan Friedman / Inside AdWords: The +1 button & AdWords — Word of mouth is powerful.
Rob Spiro / The Official Google Blog: 1's: the right recommendations right when you want them—in your search results
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Google takes on Facebook and Bing with +1
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal: Google Goes Social With Searches
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Google +1 Challenges the Cross-Web Presence of Facebook's Like Button
David Byttow / Inside AdSense: 1 to great web content
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Can Google's Plus One Take On The Facebook Like?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Tries To One-Up Facebook's ‘Like’ With Its Own Share Button
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Google, eyeing Facebook, adds social search button
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Google's Answer to the Facebook “Like” Button: The “+1”
Thomas Houston / Switched: Google's New +1 Social Search Button Puts ‘Likes’ in Your Search
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Wants You to +1, But Why Would You?
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Interview with Google: What +1 means for advertisers
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: With +1, Google Is Going Right After Facebook And Twitter
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Google launches Plus One to rival Facebook's Like button
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Google Goes Social, Sort Of: Officially Rolls Out +1
Russell Holly / Geek.com: Google +1 social rating is live
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Google Launches +1: A “Like” Button for Your Search Results
Chris Crum / WebProNews: 1 Button From Google The Next Ranking Signal
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Google Ads Own ‘Like’ Button in Foray into Social Search
Om Malik / GigaOM: Google's Answer to Facebook Likes: +1
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With +1, Google Search Goes Truly Social — As Do Google Ads — Back in early December of last year, we first reported that Google was toying around with the name “+1″ for an upcoming social product. At the time, we were told it was sort of like Google's version of the “like” or “retweet” button.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Examiner, Mashable!, TechSpot, CNET News, NetworkEffect, NetworkEffect, Poynter and Efficient Frontier Insights, Thanks:alexia
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google's +1 A Potential Boon To Paid Search Marketers
Michael Santo / Examiner: Google +1 rolls out, adding social to search, and to ads, too
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: Everything You Need To Know About Google's +1
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Google adds “+1” button to search results
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Google's ‘+1’ experiment looks Delicious
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Why Google's +1 Can't Compete With Facebook's Like
Why Google's +1 Can't Compete With Facebook's Like
Discussion: Search Engine Land, CNNMoney.com and Reuters
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Google mimics Facebook with new +1 button
Jeff Bertolucci / Reuters: Google Search: +1 is Shorthand for ‘This is Pretty Cool’
Milo Medin / The Official Google Blog:
Ultra high-speed broadband is coming to Kansas City, Kansas — As part of our overall goal to make the web better for users, last year we announced a new project: to provide a community with Internet access more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today.
Discussion: Examiner, PC World, GigaOM, TechCrunch, CNN, Mashable!, paidContent, SlashGear, Ars Technica, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Engadget, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, Search Engine Land, The Next Web, Geek.com, Download Squad, Geekosystem, NewsGrange, dailywireless.org, DSLreports, Telecompetitor, BaltTech, Light Reading, 901am, Digital Trends, ZDNet, NewEnterprise, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Techland, Fortune, Electronista, Network World, CNNMoney.com, Erictric, CNET News and The Blog Herald
Craig Settles / GigaOM: Kansas City Gets Gigabit Speeds. What About the Rest of Us?
John D. Sutter / CNN: Google snubs city that named itself Google
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Kansas City Will Be First Place To Get Google's High-Speed Broadband
Kevin Fubar / SlashGear: Fiber Optics: Data Lasers to Your House
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Google bestows 1Gbps fiber network on Kansas City, Kansas
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google Fiber in Kansas City, Kan., free to schools, available to public in 2012
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Google's gigabit fiber network to be built in Kansas City, Kansas; people of Topeka reportedly crestfallen
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Kansas City, Kansas, Gets Google Fiber
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Kansas City first to get Google's 1Gbps Internet
Matthew Rogers / Download Squad: Google +1 finally unveiled, probably not what you expected it to be
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Want Google's Ultra High-Speed Broadband? Move to Kansas City, Kansas
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Kansas City Wins Google Fiber
DSLreports: Google Picks Kansas City For Fiber to the Home - Will Begin Offering 1 Gbps Service in 2012
Bernie Arnason / Telecompetitor: Kansas City Wins Google Fiber Network Prize
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Google Fiber going to Kansas City, Kansas — not Baltimore
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: Google's 1-Gig Fiber Winner: Kansas City, KS
Darnell / 901am: Google Fiber Comes To Dorothy's Home State
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Google picks Kansas City for its new gigabit fiber network
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet: No Broadband for You, You, or You: Kansas City wins Google Fibre
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise: Google Jazzes Up Kansas City's Broadband
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Kansas City, Kan., will be first to get Google Fiber high-speed broadband service
Matt Peckham / Techland: Google Taps Kansas City for Crazy-Speed Internet
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google gives Kansas City Gigabit Internet
Nancy Gohring / Network World: Google gigabit network going to Kansas City
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Google chooses Kansas City for ultra-fast Internet
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Kansas City, Kansas Chosen to Get Google's Ultra High-Speed Internet Service
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Kansas City, Kan., to be Google's broadband test bed
And away I go — This is my last week at Engadget. — That's a strange thing to write. It's not something I ever really planned for. Then again, I guess you don't ever plan for that when you've got your dream job. — I've told my coworkers in the past that I believe …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Co-Founder Hits Out at Gates — Bill Gates schemed to take shares in Microsoft Corp. from his co-founder during the early days of the software company following his partner's treatment for cancer, according to a new memoir by the billionaire co-founder, Paul Allen.
Discussion: Examiner, @tylerwinklevoss, TechEye, The Digital Home, VentureBeat, Digits, Venture Capital Dispatch, The Register, Electronista and SlashGear
Tyler Winklevoss / @tylerwinklevoss: interesting read on the relationship between Paul Allen and Bill Gates (from Paul's perspective) http://tinyurl.com/4fj2yh2
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home: Paul Allen: Gates, Ballmer tried to ‘rip me off’
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Paul Allen's new memoir reveals rifts with Bill Gates
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Bill Gates vs. Paul Allen: How Important Is the Wingman?
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft cofounder Allen unloads on Gates
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Paul Allen accuses Bill Gates of co-founder conspiracy in new Microsoft memoir
Paul Allen / Vanity Fair:
Microsoft's Odd Couple — It's 1975 and two college dropouts are racing to create software for a new line of “hobbyist” computers. The result? A company called “Micro-Soft”—now the fifth-most-valuable corporation on earth. In an adaptation from his memoir, the author tells the story …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, I, Cringely, The Microsoft Blog, Epicenter, TechFlash, GeekWire, New York Times, Computerworld, Seattle Times, Guardian, Tech Trader Daily and SAI
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says Bill Gates schemed to dilute his share
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely: I told you so — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen …
Miguel Helft / New York Times: Regrets and Resentment in Microsoft Partnership
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Paul Allen's tell-all book paints Microsoft's Gates as an ogre. Can he be believed?
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen tells all in new book
Dominic Rushe / Guardian: Microsoft co-founder lays bare his battles with Bill Gates
Alma Whitten / The Official Google Blog:
An update on Buzz — User trust really matters to Google. That's why we try to be clear about what data we collect and how we use it—and to give people real control over the information they share with us. For example, Google Dashboard lets you view the data that's stored in your Google Account …
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: OVERNIGHT TECH: Google learns from Buzz debacle
Shaun Nichols / Inside Google: Google Settles Buzz Case With US Government
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Reaches Agreement On FTC's Accusations Of “Deceptive Privacy Practices” In Buzz Rollout
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Google Apologies for Buzz, Settles with FCC
Declan McCullagh / Webware.com: Google settles FTC charges over Buzz
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: The FTC, Google and the Buzz
Grant Gross / Computerworld: Google settles FTC complaint over Buzz
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Facebook, others should pay attention to Google-FTC privacy settlement
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: FTC settlement means Google must establish a “comprehensive privacy program”
Matt Peckham / Techland: Google, FTC Bury the Axe Over Google Buzz
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Google Settles With FTC Over Privacy Concerns and “Deceptive Tactics” of Google Buzz
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Charges Deceptive Privacy Practices in Google's Rollout of Its Buzz Social Network — Google Agrees to Implement Comprehensive Privacy Program to Protect Consumer Data — Google Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deceptive tactics and violated …
Discussion: InformationWeek, Computerworld, FM Blog, Mashable!, Search Engine Land, Technology Liberation Front, VatorNews, Technologizer, Reuters and NBC Bay Area
Alison Diana / InformationWeek: Google Settles FTC Privacy Suit Over Buzz
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Privacy groups cheer FTC's action over Google Buzz
John Battelle / FM Blog: Thursday Signal: Google Got Buzzed, Sobers Up With +1
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!: Google Settles With FTC Over Buzz Privacy Issues
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Twenty Year FTC “Privacy Audit” Intended To Punish, Make Example Of Google
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: The conclusion to the Google Buzz saga
Geoff Duncan / Reuters: Google settles with FTC over Buzz privacy violations
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Google Grows More Transparent via FTC
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Samsung Investigating Spyware Pre-Installed On Its Computers — If you own a Samsung PC, you may want to search your hard drive for an unassuming program called StarLogger, a piece of commercial spyware capable of recording every keystroke on your machine and sending the data to a third party.
Samsung installs keylogger on its laptop computers
Samsung installs keylogger on its laptop computers
Discussion: PC World, Computerworld, CrunchGear, Geek.com, Network World, Crave, Engadget, ReadWriteWeb, Crave, Techdirt, eWeek, Neowin.net, Gadget Lab, Naked Security, Geekosystem, Techland, Lifehacker, Electronista, Hardware 2.0 Blog and TechSpot, Thanks:navesink
Alex Wawro / PC World: Samsung Series 9 Laptop Shows No Signs Of Spyware
Robert McMillan / Computerworld: Samsung investigating report of keylogger on its laptops
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Samsung Reportedly Installing Keyloggers On Its Laptops
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Samsung is shipping laptops with keylogger installed
Seth Rosenblatt / Crave: The gadget blog: How to detect and remove StarLogger
Darren Murph / Engadget: Samsung reportedly installing keylogger software on laptops (update: official response)
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb: Samsung Laptops - Now With Secret Keyloggers?
Elinor Mills / Crave: The gadget blog: Why are there keyloggers on Samsung laptops?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Samsung Accused Of Installing Secret Keyloggers On New Laptops ‘To Monitor Performance’
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: Samsung Installs Stealthy KeyLogger on Brand-New Laptops
Piers Hausjell / Neowin.net: Samsung installing keylogger on laptops
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab: Gadget Lab Notes: 8-Bit Camera App Snaps Game Boy Camera-Style Photos
Naked Security / Sophos: Is Samsung intentionally shipping laptops with keylogger/spy software?
Jared Newman / Techland: Samsung Accused of Installing Keyloggers on Laptops
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Check Your Samsung Laptop for a Keylogger
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Samsung selling notebook with pre-installed keylogger?
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Samsung caught selling new computers with a keylogger
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Posts A New OS X Lion Build — Developers You'll Want To Try This One Out — Five days ago, we reported that Apple was gearing up to release a new build of the OS X Lion Developer Preview. Sure enough, that's exactly what they did today as build 11A419 has been seeded to developers.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider, GigaOM, MacRumors, MacStories, The Next Web, MacNN, GeekSmack and MacStories
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Lion Preview notes: iCal redesign, iChat account merge, more
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple Releases New Version of OS X Lion Developer Preview
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 2
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Releases Lion Developer Preview Update 1
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: New OS X Lion developer preview reveals iCal overhaul
Parth Dhebar / GeekSmack: Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 2
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Posts Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 2
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Microsoft Top Marketer Mich Mathews to Exit — 22-Year Vet at Tech Giant Oversees More Than $1 Billion in Ad Spending — Microsoft's global marketing leader, Mich Mathews, is prepping to leave the company this summer after more than two decades at the tech giant.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog, CNET News, BoomTown, All about Microsoft Blog, TechCrunch, GeekWire, VatorNews, paidContent:UK and WinRumors
Jay Greene / CNET News: Helping Microsoft's next marketing boss
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Awkward! As Microsoft Marketing Event Opens, Its Longtime Marketing Head Announces Surprise Retirement
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Microsoft's Chief Marketer Steps Down After 22 Years
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Microsoft marketing chief leaving after 22 years
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Microsoft loses marketing VP Mich Mathews
David Kaplan / paidContent:UK: Microsoft Completes AppNexus Integration, Begins International Rollout
Dylan Love / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Finally, Some Photos Of Facebook Investor Yuri Milner's $100 Million Silicon Valley Mansion — Yuri Milner paid $100 million for his new Silicon Valley mansion, significantly more than the previously reported $70 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch and Betabeat
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Pencils Down: Mansion and Loveseat Edition
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
When Media Giants Attack! Cease-and-Desist Letter to News Reader Zite Claims All Kinds of Copyright Damage — A panoply of big media giants sent a cease-and-desist letter today to Zite, the Apple iPad news reader app. — The Washington Post, AP, Gannett, Getty Images, Time …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, paidContent and Electronista
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: If You Like Flipboard, Check Out Zite - It's Easier to Use
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Google Officially Ends Support For QR Code in Places — Google is obviously moving strongly towards NFC (near field communications) as their technology of choice for closing the loop of the “last mile” in the local link between consumers and Google. They have built the NFC chip …
Discussion: Search Engine Roundtable and The Next Web
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Places Removes Print Your Own QR Code
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Google discontinues QR code support in Places
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
AT&T CEO Makes Case T-Mobile Deal Will Boost IPhone Service — AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson, making his case for a proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA, said the deal would boost network capacity and improve service for devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
Discussion: BGR, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, DailyTech, GeekSmack and TUAW
Todd Haselton / BGR: AT&T CEO: T-Mobile acquisition will immediately improve reliability
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: AT&T defends T-Mobile deal as boosting iPhone service, competition
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: AT&T CEO says T-Mobile deal will boost iPhone service, chances for world peace
Parth Dhebar / GeekSmack: AT&T CEO says T-Mobile deal will help boost iPhone service
Mike Schramm / TUAW: AT&T CEO promises improved service from T-Mobile deal
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Interactive ‘Web Intents’ Turn Your Site Into A Lightweight Twitter Client — Twitter has just released Web Intents, a pretty snazzy API tool that allows site publishers to provide users with the functionality of Twitter follows, retweets, replies and favorites without forcing them to leave their own sites.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and AllTwitter
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Enables Fully-Functional, Embedded Tweets
Lukas Mathis / ignore the code:
Skype 5 for Mac — A while back, when Skype's group videochat feature was still free, a friend of mine sent me a Skype message, asking me whether it was possible to do videochat with more than one person in Skype. «Sure,» I replied, «you can do that …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Skype Journal
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: This Is What Skype 5 For Mac Should Look Like
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Now Allows Personal Profiles To Be Converted Into Business Pages — For the first time, Facebook now allows personal user profiles to be converted into official business Pages, turning all their friends into fans. The “Profile To Business Page Migration” tool will help people …
Discussion: All Facebook and The Next Web, Thanks:joshconstine
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Profiles Can Now Convert Into Pages
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
Crippled Phones Reveal AT&T Isn't Ready for 4G — The Motorola Atrix is one of two phones with disabled HSUPA. — After Texas resident Keith Geissler noticed his new Motorola Atrix wasn't offering the fast “4G” download and upload speeds that AT&T promised, he filed a complaint …
Discussion: IntoMobile, SlashPhone, The Huffington Post, SlashGear and Techland, Thanks:gadgetlab
Kevin Fubar / SlashGear: 4G: What does this really mean?
Jared Newman / Techland: AT&T's 4G Phones Crippled Until April
Todd Haselton / BGR:
MasterCard certifies Gemalto's NFC payment solution — The ability to use your phone for NFC mobile payments across borders just became a reality. Gemalto announced that it has developed the first UICC-embedded software application that is approved by Mastercard's mobile payment specification for NFC.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
iPad generated nearly 100% of media tablet revenues in 2010 — Today, Gartner revealed that spending on media tablets was $9.6 billion last year. Based on Apple financial releases, iPad generated $9.566 billion in revenue during the year — well, the three quarters the tablet was available.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: How Much Did the iPad Crush Everyone Else in 2010
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Apple iPad, Tablet Sales to Increase Global IT Spending: Gartner
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
Tablets might be a flash in the pan: Microsoft global chief strategy officer — As virtually the entire consumer electronics industry throws its weight behind tablet computers, Microsoft's global chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie said today that he did not know whether the booming new category was here to stay.
Discussion: Examiner, BetaNews, SAI, Technologizer, Digital Daily, The Seattle Times, The Microsoft Blog, VentureBeat, Edible Apple, TechSpot, Electronista, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac and ThinkMobile
Michael Santo / Examiner: Dell: iPad to fail in the Enterprise; MSFT mulls the life of the tablet category
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Craig Mundie questions whether tablets have a future — does he or Microsoft without them?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Is There Any Chance at All That Tablets Are a Fad?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Way to Sell Those Windows 7 Tablets, Craig
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Steve Ballmer's new PC: A Win7 Asus tablet
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft's chief strategist: Tablets may be just a fad (Sydney Herald)
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Microsoft's Mundie: Tablets won't last, desktop future is “the room”
Edible Apple: Microsoft research and strategy officer Craig Mundie not sure the tablet market has staying power
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Microsoft not sure if tablets will “remain with us or not”
Craig Mundie / Electronista: Microsoft's Mundie unsure on tablets, admits slow to act
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft unsure if tablets are a fad
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Issues Software Update Addressing System Hanging on 13-Inch MacBook Air — Apple today released Mac OS X v10.6.7 Supplemental Update for 13" MacBook Air (Late 2010), a small software update specifically targeting Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Air and issues with the system freezing while iTunes is in use.
Discussion: PC World, Macworld, AppleInsider and MacStories
Philip Michaels / PC World: Software Update Fixes MacBook Air-iTunes Issue
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Software update fixes MacBook Air-iTunes issue
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.7 Supplemental Update for Late 2010 13 inch MacBook Air
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Fox asks Time Warner to stop streaming its channels to customers iPads — While we'd heard many networks were unhappy with Time Warner's decision to release its live TV streaming iPad app and there have even been whispers of cease-and-desist letters in the offing, Fox has put a request to have its channels excluded in writing.
Walter S. Mossberg / All Things Digital:
New, Lean Firefox 4: Re-Built to Play Catch-Up — In the long browser wars, Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been the leader. But the sentimental favorite was Mozilla's Firefox, mostly because it was faster, hewed better to Internet standards and offered an unmatched array of third-party add-ons that enhanced its functionality.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Vendors to mass ship Chrome OS notebooks in 2H11 — First-tier notebook vendors including Acer, Asustek Computer, Sony and Samsung Electronics are all set to launch Chrome OS-based notebooks featuring Intel or Nvidia processors, 10- to 12-inch screens and Chrome OS or dual-OS support …