Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Facebook Open Sources Its Servers and Data Centers — Facebook has shared the nitty-gritty details of its server and data center design, taking its commitment to openness to a new level for the industry by sharing its infrastructure secrets much like it has shared its software code.
Discussion: @facebook, Computerworld, Data Center Knowledge, Data Central, SAI, PC World, Virtually Speaking Blog, GeekWire, Associated Press, CNET News, BetaNews, Neowin.net, Data Center Knowledge, Bits, CNET News, TechCrunch, Data Center Knowledge, NewsGrange, SAI, @hpnews, ReadWriteWeb, Electronista, Between the Lines Blog, NBC Bay Area, lalawag, The Next Web and WebProNews
@facebook: Tune in to @facebooklive today at 10 am PDT for the launch from FB HQ of a new technology initiative: http://ow.ly/4vlzf
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Facebook joins the ranks of industry's elite
Ethan Bauley / Data Central: HP Collaborates with Facebook on Open Compute Project to Drive Energy Efficiency
Robert McMillan / PC World: Facebook Shares Its Data Center Secrets
Dan Kusnetzky / Virtually Speaking Blog: Facebook's open source data center: Not necessarily enterprise reality
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Facebook shakes things up, shares data center secrets
James Martin / CNET News: Facebook hopes to spur data-center innovation (photos)
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Facebook open sources the data center
Piers Hausjell / Neowin.net: Facebook makes data centres and servers Open Source
Miguel Helft / Bits: Facebook Opens Up Its Server and Data Center Designs
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Facebook's “Open Compute Project”: Their Server/Datacenter Expertise Now Open To All
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Facebook Announces Open Compute: Shares the Design Specs of its Servers and Datacenters
@hpnews: HP Collaborates with Facebook on Open Compute Project to Drive Energy Efficiency http://bit.ly/gBW9D4 http://techme.me/BOVb $HPQ #hp
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb: Live Blog: Facebook Open Compute Initive
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Facebook open sources its server, data center designs: Hardware fallout to follow
Scott Budman / NBC Bay Area: Facebook Launches “Open Computing Project”
Andy Yen / lalawag: Facebook Introduces Open Compute Project - Now You Can Build The Same Servers That Facebook Has
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Facebook shares its new data center server design with the world.
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Open Compute Project Announced By Facebook
Jonathan Heiliger / Facebook:
Building Efficient Data Centers with the Open Compute Project — A small team of Facebook engineers spent the past two years tackling a big challenge: how to scale our computing infrastructure in the most efficient and economical way possible. — Working out of an electronics lab …
Discussion: PC Magazine, CNN, O'Reilly Radar, All Facebook, @atul, Reuters, VentureBeat, PR Newswire, GigaOM, ZDNet and Inside Facebook
Mark Milian / CNN: Facebook extends hand to rivals with technical initiative
Jesse Robbins / O'Reilly Radar: What Facebook's Open Compute Project means
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook's Technology Can Be Yours Too
Molly McHugh / Reuters: Facebook gets technical, announces Open Compute Project
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Facebook's Open Compute Project crowdsources server and data center design
PR Newswire: Facebook Launches Open Compute Project to Share Custom-Engineered, Highly Efficient Server …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Facebook: This Is What Webscale Looks Like
Heather Clancy / ZDNet: Want to be as energy-efficient as Facebook? There's a spec for that
James Hamilton / Perspectives:
Open Compute Project
Open Compute Project
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Register, Technology Review and The OpenStack Blog
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook's Open Compute Project Means Infrastructure is Now a Commodity
Tom Simonite / Technology Review: Facebook Opens Up Its Hardware Secrets
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Blows us Away with Smart Bezel Details! — Apple has been teasing us with various smart bezel patents over the last year but a new patent application revealed by the USPTO today, provides us with how they're intending to implement this feature and the details will blow you away.
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors, TUAW, Apple Bitch, Mashable!, IntoMobile, PhoneArena, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, App Advice, Cult of Mac and iLounge
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Apple patents idea for smart bezel touch area
Charlie White / Mashable!: Apple Patent Hints at Secondary Display for iPhone
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Next iPhone may have smart bezel for controls
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple imagines blow-away bezel with illuminated touch controls for iOS gadgets
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Apple Patent Hints at iPhones With Smart Bezels For Visual Cues
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Patents The Smart Bezel - Might Forever Change How You Use Your iPhone
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Apple Is Thinking Very Seriously Of Interactive, Light-Up Smart Bezels In Future iPhones
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Apple patent reveals Smart Bezel details
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Larry Page Just Tied ALL Employees' Bonuses To The Success Of Google's Social Strategy — New Google CEO Larry Page, who stepped into the job this week, believes that Google needs to go “social” to compete. — To that end, he sent out a company-wide memo last Friday …
Discussion: @tedr, ITworld.com, Fast Company, SlashGear, Search Engine Watch and The Business Insider
@tedr: Larry Page saying Google needs to be ‘social to compete’, says to me they're even less likely to succeed at it.
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: Larry Page Gambling on Social With All Google Employee Bonuses?
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
AT&T, Verizon Forced to Let Rivals Use Networks For Data — AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless must let smaller competitors use their networks for mobile Internet service under rules approved today by a divided Federal Communications Commission. — The agency voted 3-2 with Democrats approving …
Discussion: Engadget, Verizon, AppleInsider, LAPTOP Magazine, PR Newswire, PhoneDog.com, BGR, Phone Scoop, Internet Evolution, mocoNews, SlashGear, WebProNews, Mobilized, IntoMobile and eWeek
Sean Hollister / Engadget: FCC mandates data roaming after 3-2 vote, AT&T and Verizon aren't too happy about it
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: FCC votes to compel AT&T and Verizon to share data networks
K. T. Bradford / LAPTOP Magazine: FCC Rules That AT&T and Verizon Must Allow Data Roaming “On Commercially Reasonable Terms”
Andrew Couts / PR Newswire: FCC makes wireless data roaming mandatory
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: FCC votes to require large carriers like Verizon, AT&T to agree to data roaming deals
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: FCC Mandates that AT&T and Verizon Allow Data Roaming
Alan Reiter / Internet Evolution: FCC Requires Cellular Data Roaming Agreements
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: FCC: AT&T, Verizon Must Offer Roaming Deals to Competitors
Ina Fried / Mobilized: FCC's New Data Roaming Rule Leaves Some Happy, but Verizon and AT&T-Not So Much
Wayne Rash / eWeek: FCC's Broadband Improvements Could Kill Your GPS
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
FCC approves controversial data roaming rules
FCC approves controversial data roaming rules
Discussion: BetaNews, Computerworld, PC World, Ars Technica and MacDailyNews
Brad Reed / PC World: FCC Passes Wireless Data Roaming Rules
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google begins tablet version of Chrome OS — A Google mock-up from last year of a Chrome OS tablet is coming to fruition. — Details in Google's source code reveal that company programmers have begun building a tablet version of Chrome OS, its browser-based operating system.
Discussion: The Register, Digital Daily, Liliputing, CrunchGear, TG Daily, Geek.com, Engadget, mocoNews, SAI, Electronista, Techland, TechSpot, thechromesource, Between the Lines Blog, GottaBeMobile, PC World, WebProNews and Neowin.net
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Google juices Chrome OS with fondleslab smarts
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Chrome Getting More Tablety by the Day
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: More Hints That Chrome OS Is Coming To Tablets
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Google adapts Chrome OS for tablets
Alan Henry / Geek.com: Google prepping tablet version of Chrome OS
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Google adding touchscreen-friendly tweaks to Chrome OS, still has tablets on its mind
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: Google Adding Tablet-Friendly Features To Chrome OS
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Hidden Code Shows Chrome OS Touchscreen Tablets Are Coming
Jared Newman / Techland: Chrome OS Coming to Tablets, As It Should
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Google building a tablet version of Chrome OS
Daniel Cawrey / thechromesource: More Evidence Appears Suggesting Chrome OS Tablets
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Google's Chrome OS for tablets: More confusion for Android army?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Google Working on Tablet Version of Chrome OS
Brennon Slattery / PC World: Chrome OS: Headed to a Tablet Near You?
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Chrome OS Tablets On the Way?
Piers Hausjell / Neowin.net: Google starts developing Chrome OS for tablets
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple to release iOS 4.3.2 in the next two weeks — We've just been told by one of our Apple ninjas that the company is working on another iOS 4.3.x release: iOS 4.3.2. It's said to include a few enhancements, address security issues, and it will also fix several bugs that have affected users.
Discussion: GigaOM, PhoneDog.com, PC Magazine, iPhone Download Blog, GottaBeMobile, SAI, GeekSmack, Redmond Pie, Erictric, SlashGear, TiPb, Geek.com, 9 to 5 Mac, BlogsDNA, PadGadget, MacStories, Softpedia News, The Next Web, CNET News and Gear Live
Charles Jade / GigaOM: Verizon iPad 2 Displaying Strange Roaming Behavior
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Apple launching iOS 4.3.2 within the next two weeks?
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: Rumor: Apple iOS 4.3.2 Coming In Two Weeks
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: NUTS: Your iPhone Might Randomly Send One Of Your Private Photos To The Person You're Calling
Parth Dhebar / GeekSmack: iOS 4.3.2 to be released in the next two weeks?
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: iOS 4.3.2 Dropping Within Next Two Weeks, Likely To Patch Untethered Jailbreak, Stay Away
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Apple Rumored to Release iOS 4.3.2 in Two Weeks
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iOS 4.3.2 in under two weeks time tips Apple source
Andrew Wray / TiPb: iOS 4.3.2 coming in the next two weeks?
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: Apple iOS 4.3.2 update coming in the next two weeks?
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: iOS 4.3.2 coming in two weeks, says BGR
Sandip Dedhia / BlogsDNA: Apple iOS 4.3.2 on Horizon, Release in Two Weeks
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iOS 4.3.2 Coming In Two Weeks?
Pres**t Deorukhkar / The Next Web: iOS 4.3.2 reportedly to be released in the next two weeks
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Report: iOS 4.3.2 coming soon
Andru Edwards / Gear Live: Apple set to release iOS 4.3.2 in two weeks?
Eileen Sullivan / Associated Press:
US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts — WASHINGTON - The government's color-coded warning system is being replaced with a more specific and informative plan that would offer two levels of alerts — elevated and imminent. — According to a draft Homeland Security Department plan obtained …
Discussion: Digital Trends, All Facebook, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Engadget and CrunchGear
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Government To Issue Terror Alerts On Facebook
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Homeland Security to issue terror alerts on Facebook, Twitter; nix color system
Donald Melanson / Engadget: US Homeland Security Department planning to use Facebook, Twitter for terrorism alerts
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Homeland Security Taps Twitter, Facebook For New Alert System
Jeff Simmermon / Time Warner Cable Untangled:
We Filed A Request For Declaratory Judgment With Viacom This Afternoon — Last week, we pulled a number of channels from our iPad app. The Internet - not exactly a haven for measured discourse or patience for complex ideas - lit up with verbiage more commonly found in war movies and interviews with professional wrestlers.
Discussion: PC World, AppleInsider, GigaOM, Business Wire, Engadget, MediaMemo, Company Town, Light Reading, TUAW and @yinkareuters, more at Mediagazer »
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Time Warner Asks Judge to Decide on IPad Streaming
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Time Warner, Viacom battle over cable TV on iPad
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Time Warner Cable Turns to the Courts in iPad App Fight
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Time Warner Cable takes Viacom to court over its TWCable TV iPad app; Viacom responds
Joe Flint / Company Town: Time Warner Cable fires back at Viacom in dispute over streaming channels on iPad
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: TW Cable, Viacom Take iPad Fight To Court
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Time Warner goes to court over iPad streaming app
Yinka Adegoke / @yinkareuters: Time Warner Cable sues Viacom over iPad TV $TWC $VIAb
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Time Warner Cable Seeks Court Ruling To Approve iPad App For Viacom Nets
Time Warner Cable Seeks Court Ruling To Approve iPad App For Viacom Nets
Grant McCool / Reuters: Corrected: Time Warner Cable seeks court ruling on Viacom
John Cook / GeekWire:
Breaking: Expedia to split into two companies, separating out TripAdvisor — Expedia announced today that it plans to separate into two publicly-traded companies, one which will operate the more traditional online travel business and the other around the travel review site TripAdvisor.
Discussion: CNET News, eMoney, TechCrunch, paidContent, SAI, Tech Trader Daily, @rafat and The Tech Trade, Thanks:toddbishop
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Expedia to split into two companies
Tricia Duryee / eMoney: Expedia Plans to Split Out TripAdvisor As Separate Public Company
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Expedia Will Spin Off TripAdvisor As A Public Company
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Expedia Stock Jumps 14% After Announcing It Will Spin Off TripAdvisor
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Expedia Jumps 15%: Splits Media, Bookings
Rafat Ali / @rafat: TripAdvisor brought in half billion revs in 2010, Yelp estimates to be about $60m in 2010. So maybe TA should buy Yelp off Elevation.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: Expedia To Spin Off TripAdvisor
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple exploring hybrid e-ink-LCD displays with independent regions — Apple has shown interest in creating a new iPad with a hybrid display that could dynamically switch all or just part of the full-color screen to low-power black-and-white e-ink for text and other static content.
Discussion: Patently Apple, SAI, GigaOM, SlashGear, MacDailyNews, MacNN, MobileBurn.com, CrunchGear, iPhone Download Blog, Kindle Review, OS X Daily, TUAW and MacStories
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple: Apple Devising Smart Hybrid e-Paper/Video iOS Displays
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Apple Working On E-Ink/Touchscreen Hybrid For iPads And iPhones
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Patents Point to Hybrid Displays, Smart Bezels in Future iOS Devices
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Is Apple Developing An Hybrid LCD/e-ink iPhone?
Cody / iPhone Download Blog: Apple Patent Hints at Possible Hybrid Electronic Paper Display in iPhone
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Apple rumored to be considering LCD/E Ink hybrid
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple Patent Reveals Potential E-Ink And LCD Hybrid Display
Wall Street Journal:
Google, U.S. Near Accord on Travel Deal — Google Inc. and the Justice Department are close to an agreement that would clear the search giant's $700 million acquisition of flight-data company ITA Software Inc. in return for granting federal regulators authority to monitor a part of its operations …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley, Reuters, L.A. Times Tech Blog, CNET News and Xconomy
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Report: DoJ close to approving Google's acquisition of ITA
Diane Bartz / Reuters: Google-ITA decision may be just days away—source
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google and Justice Department near deal to allow ITA Software purchase
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Report: Google and DOJ close to ITA settlement
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Pandora sends user GPS, sex, birthdate, other data to ad servers — Pandora's Android app transmits a plethora of personal information to third parties after all, at least according to an analysis done by security firm Veracode. The company decided to do a follow-up on the news that Pandora …
Discussion: PC World, BetaNews, Engadget, PC Magazine, Android Community, IntoMobile and Help Net Security
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Pandora mobile app found to be sending birth date, gender and location information to ad servers
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Pandora App Sending ‘Mass Quantities’ of Personal Data to Ad Networks
Cory Gunther / Android Community: Pandora is sending user GPS, gender, birthday and more to ad servers
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web:
The Unlit Social Graph — A few years ago, it was not uncommon to hear search people talk about The Dark Web (also known as Dark Net or the Deep Web). Basically, the Dark Web is made up pages or files that are unreachable by search engines. Examples of this sort of content include information …
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Times Paywall Cost: More Like $25 Million — Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. insists a $40 million estimate for building New York Times (NYSE: NYT) Co.'s pay scheme is “vastly wrong”. But that's where the NYTCo chairman stopped in a Q&A at Columbia University earlier this week.
Discussion: PC Magazine, more at Mediagazer »
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
BlackBerry Bold Touch hands-on! — What, you thought we were stopping with our exclusive hands-on with the BlackBerry Touch (Monaco / Monza)? Not at all, we're back at it with the big boy in RIM's 2011 lineup: the BlackBerry Bold Touch. We first scooped this smartphone back in January and we have to say …
Discussion: Engadget, Techie Buzz, IntoMobile, GottaBeMobile, Gadget Lab, CrackBerry.com blogs, SlashGear and MobileCrunch
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: New BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Montana) Gets Touched
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: No BlackBerry PlayBook Yet? Blame Flash
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: New BlackBerry Bold Touch hands-on photos
Chris Davies / SlashGear: BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 caught in wild
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: The BlackBerry Bold Touch Gets Handled In Its First Hands-On
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
New Twitter Ecosystem Poster Child SocialFlow Secures The Firehose And $7 Million Round — In Twitter's attempt to monetize, there's no question that a key factor is brand support. That is, brands utilizing the network effectively to interact with customers and spread messages.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter? — Analysts' estimates range from nearly 20 million to less than 13.25 million Apple's second fiscal quarter, which ended March 26, was a tricky one for analysts trying to figure out how many iPhones the company sold.
Discussion: WebProNews and MacStories
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: iPhone Sales Estimates: How Many Actually Sold in Q2?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Analysts: Did Apple Sell 19 Million iPhones in Q2 2011?
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
500 Startups plans a fund that's all about designers — People in Silicon Valley like to talk about the importance of design, but now incubator and early-stage investment fund 500 Startups is creating a new fund around that idea. — Enrique Allen, the firm's designer and the founder …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, Venture Capital Dispatch, Inc.com and Steve Blank
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch: 500 Startups (Okay, 21) And Lots Of Hope At Demo Day
Issie Lapowsky / Inc.com: Why You Have All the Power — Each day,Inc.'s reporters scour …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Founders Now Take the Money and Maintain Control — In a small office in San Francisco, electronic music blared as several programmers loomed over two computers. David Morin, the founder of Path, a social network start-up, gave the signal and the company's site and iPhone application went live.
Discussion: rickwebb's tumblrmajig and Don Dodge on The Next …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple offering upfront cash payments to secure components, block out competitors — Apple has reportedly become more aggressive in securing components from overseas suppliers, making moves such as upfront cash payments to both ensure supply and block out competitors.
Discussion: IntoMobile and Electronista
John Markoff / Bits:
Augmented Reality Comes Closer to Reality — Last week I wrote about how cyber politics and crime on the Internet had been foreseen with eerie accuracy by science fiction writers. For example, the computer scientist Vernor Vinge's classic 1981 novella “True Names” described the impact …
Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central:
Droid X2 pictures appear again, looking a lot like its older brother — Look what we have here — why, that's the as-yet-still-unannounced Motorola Droid X2. We don't have a whole lot of new information to go with, but it matches up with previous leaks (here and here), and we see it's running Froyo …
Discussion: Digital Trends, SAI, The Toybox Blog, Android Community, Droid Life, IntoMobile, Techie Buzz, Android News, Rumours … and wirelessgoodness.com
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: A new look at the Droid X2
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: More images of Motorola Droid X2 leaked
Cory Gunther / Android Community: Motorola Droid X2 Pictures leak, looks the same
Rajesh Pandey / Techie Buzz: Motorola Droid X2 And HTC's Incredible 2 Pictures Leak
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Six states use nearly half of all pirated software in the U.S. — Six U.S. states are responsible for nearly half of all the suspected cases of corporate software piracy, the Business Software Alliance reported on Wednesday. — The BSA, which collects piracy tips from its online reporting …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Techland
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: Six States Responsible for Nearly Half of All Pirated Software
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Revealed: The 6 Worst Piracy States in the US