Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden's Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter — @keithurbahn — So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn. — about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite — According to the Twitter-sphere …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: How the bin Laden Announcement Leaked Out
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: The Stages of News in a Twitter and Facebook Era
Keith Urbahn / @keithurbahn: So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Osama bin Laden news brings down CNN's mobile site
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google & The Death Of Obama Bin Laden
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick: Twitter delivers news of bin Laden's death first
Helene Cooper / New York Times: BIN LADEN DEAD, U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: Tweeting Osama bin Laden's Death Announcement
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The Internet lights up with news of Osama bin Laden's killing
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Osama bin Laden dead: The Internet reacts
Jill Jackson / @jacksonjk: House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body.
Megan McCarthy / @megan: So looks like at least one Twitter user (@ReallyVirtual) live-tweeted the Osama raid yesterday without knowing what it was.
Rick Klau / @rklau: This tweet - http://t.co/JY5zDWY by @reallyvirtual - appears to be a live tweet of the attack that resulted in OBL's death.
Sheldon Levine / @40deuce: At 1am(EST) according to @sysomos: 3,079 blogs, 3,235 news articles and over 860,000 tweets mentioning Bin Laden
Twitter Comms / @twitterglobalpr: Twitter reached more than 4000 Tweets per second tonight at the beginning and end of President Obama's speech
Steve Cheney / @stevecheney: Seeing foursquare check-ins from friends at Ground Zero after learning about the news on Groupme and twitter. Surreal.
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Twitter is our Times Square on this victory day.
Keith Urbahn / @keithurbahn: Appreciate all the RTs and props, but this moment belongs to Pres. Obama and the thousands who dedicated careers & lives to this fight.
Griffin McElroy / @griffinmcelroy: OH MY GOD. The comments section on Miley Cyrus' “Party in the USA” are a must-read this evening. http://tinyurl.com/y9mlhdd
Emily Banks / Mashable!: The World Responds to Osama Bin Laden's Death
Jay Cuthrell / @qthrul: And everything being sent to Twitter via mobile devices, browsers, etc. may appear in the Library of Congress one day http://bit.ly/k3QIwp
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: The first credible report of Osama bin Laden's death was this tweet: http://j.mp/iR1Q3o Winners: @barackobama @twitter
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: The way we break news now: Rumsfeld chief of staff scoops Bin Laden death on Twitter
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: CONFIRMED: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Preliminary white iPhone 4 teardowns reveal modified lens, proximity sensor — Early teardown images of Apple's white iPhone 4 appear to show a more recessed rear-facing camera lens and a slightly modified proximity sensor. — After a 10-month delay, Apple launched the white iPhone 4 around the world last week.
Discussion: MacHackPC, PhoneArena, iPhone in Canada Blog, Gizmodo, Electronista and iClarified
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Phil Schiller: White iPhone isn't thicker, don't believe all the junk that you read — Following the news that the white iPhone 4 is slightly thicker than its black variant, 9to5Mac reader Ernesto Barron tweeted Apple Senior Vice President of Product Marketing Phil Schiller to see if the news is really true.
Discussion: The Toybox Blog, TechSpot, App Advice, PC Magazine, Neowin.net, @dannysullivan, Electronista, TiPb and iPhone in Canada Blog, Thanks:markgurman
Ricardo Bilton / The Toybox Blog: Apple's Phil Schiller: White iPhone 4 Isn't Thicker
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Apple's Schiller: “Don't Believe All The Junk” About White iPhone
David Murphy / PC Magazine: Phil Schiller: Apple's White iPhone 4 “Is Not Thicker”
Oliver Haslam / Neowin.net: Phil Schiller says white iPhone is no thicker than the black one despite proof
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: really, we need reviews of the white iphone. isn't it just, uh, white?
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: White iPhone 4 review
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. In iPad Deal With Apple — Time Inc., the country's largest magazine publisher, has reached a deal with Apple Inc. (AAPL) to make all its iPad editions free for print subscribers, marking a break in the impasse between publishers and Apple and lending support to Time's contention …
Discussion: CNET News, Electronista and @radamswsj
Steven Musil / CNET News: Time Inc., Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Carnival Barker Edition: Show me your iOS licensing certificate! — Apple is doing it wrong, Apple is living on borrowed time! Apple will Fail Again! — This idea, this meme, isn't new. For more than 30 years we've heard a number of versions of the “Apple is doomed” requiem.
Discussion: @gaberivera, @lessien and @gfxspeakrsn
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: Wherein @gassee doubts @hblodget @fredwilson and @realdanlyon's sincerity on the Andoid⇔Windows analogies http://j.mp/iK3Ypm
@lessien: I'll say that Gassée is giving The Three Amigos (Blodget, Wilson, and Lyons) *a lot* of credit for not believing in what they're writing.
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Numbers Feed IPO Outlook — Facebook Inc.'s business is growing faster than it forecast several months ago, raising the stakes for an initial public offering as early as spring of next year, said people who have seen Facebook's recent financial information.
Discussion: Friending Facebook Blog, FM Blog, Reuters and @stevecase
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: WSJ: Facebook growth exceeds expectations, $100 billion valuation justifiable
John Battelle / FM Blog: Monday Signal: Baraka Flocka On Fire
Jessica Hall / Reuters: Facebook's growth exceeds expectations: report
Katherine Noyes / PC World:
Shuttleworth: Ubuntu's New ‘Unity’ Puts Users First — Hardly a day goes by in the tech industry without some software package or other getting updated, but the widely celebrated release of Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” this week has been no ordinary milestone.
Discussion: Mark Shuttleworth, eWeek, Open Source Blog, Canonical and Yahoo! News
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: Canonical Designs Ubuntu's Unity Interface to ‘Put Users First’
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Open Source Blog: Shuttleworth on Ubuntu 11.04 Linux & Unity
Canonical: Not Lucky All The Time, But Smart Everyday...: Why Ubuntu Should Continue with Upstart for 11.10
Jared Spurbeck / Yahoo! News: Ubuntu ‘Natty Narwhal’ Inspired by Windows, Mac OS X
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp.'s IGN Buys Hearst's UGO In Preparation For Game Site Spin-Off — News Corp., which is getting ready to part with MySpace, is now prepping a move for another one of its big Web properties. — The media conglomerate plans to spin out its IGN.com dudes-and-games site …
Discussion: VentureBeat, @pkafka, VG247 and Joystiq
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: News Corp.'s IGN acquires UGO as it prepares for spin-off
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: News Corp. spent about $1.5 billion to buy MySpace, IGN, Photobucket. Soon it will have disposed of all 3. http://bit.ly/iHRIB6
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Report: IGN acquiring 1UP parent company UGO
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Report: IGN and UGO to merge, spin off from News Corp
Chris Kohler / GameLife:
Sony Details PlayStation Network Revival, ‘Welcome Back’ Gift — Sony will turn on most features of the PlayStation Network within a week and offer its customers a selection of free downloads, it said early Sunday morning. — The PlayStation maker's online service for its PlayStation 3 …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, BetaNews, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, PlayStation Blog, Engadget, CNN, Hardware 2.0 Blog, I4U News, Gadgetell, VGN365, Guardian, SAI, Gizmodo, NewEnterprise, PC World, SlashGear, Mashable!, VentureBeat, Reuters, Neowin.net, IndustryGamers, Siliconera, Engadget, Bloomberg, Kotaku, Reuters and VentureBeat
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Sony apologizes, says 10 million credit card accounts may have been exposed in network attack
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Sony Says PSN Services Will Resume Shortly, Offers Apology
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal: A Contrite Sony Vows Tighter Security
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times: Sony Says Parts of Playstation Network Will Be Back Online This Week
Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog: Some PlayStation Network and Qriocity Services to be Available This Week
Kamal Wallace / CNN: Sony apologizes for PlayStation breach, offers compensation
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Sony to offer PlayStation Network users ‘Welcome Back’ apology pack
Robert Evans / I4U News: Sony: All The Free Trials in the World Won't Help You
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Sony is beefing up security for PSN and Qriosity
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise: Sony Apologizes For the Playstation Network Breach
Chris Davies / SlashGear: PlayStation Network and Qriocity back online from this week; Compensation detailed
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Sony to Resume PlayStation Network Services, Says “No Evidence” Credit Card Info Stolen
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Sony to begin restoring Playstation Network this week
James Brightman / IndustryGamers: PlayStation Network Returning This Week with ‘Customer Appreciation Program’
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Sony promises ‘phased restoration’ of PlayStation Network and Qriocity starting this week
Owen Good / Kotaku: Sony: PlayStation Network Will Return This Week
Isabel Reynolds / Reuters: Sony: to resume some PlayStation Network services this week
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: What Sony does next is critical to its future in games
Martyn Williams / PC World:
Sony Finds No Apparent Anonymous Link to PlayStation Attack
Sony Finds No Apparent Anonymous Link to PlayStation Attack
Discussion: The Register, Ars Technica, ZeroPaid.com, RipTen Videogame Blog, CNET News and VentureBeat
Richard Chirgwin / The Register: Sony: ‘PSN attacker exploited known vulnerability’
Dave Oshry / RipTen Videogame Blog: Sony Confirms Anonymous Has Not Been Implicated With PSN Intrusion In Any Way
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Sony apologizes: a little late?
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google emails highlight value of location data — Larry Page's Memorial Day weekend email was terse — “Can I get a response on this?” — but the scramble it set off among top Google (GOOG) executives on a Saturday afternoon illustrates the critical importance the company places on the data …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, SAI, @jowyang, PC Magazine and PC World
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal: Google Calls Location Data ‘Valuable’
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Leaked Emails From Google Show How Important Location Data Is To Android
Jeremiah Owyang / @jowyang: Google knows the value of location data as it's the third data type needed for accurate context in marketing
Ed Oswald / PC World: Google Tracks You Too, Internal E-mails Show
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
The Little Red (Face)Book — When I spoke at Facebook about In The Plex recently, rumors were swirling that the social networking giant was about to enter China, supposedly in a partnership with the search engine Baidu. So I made sure that my talk to a dining hall full of FB'ers included …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yes, There's An Apple “Castle” In The Cloud — Yesterday, French site Consomac.fr did some digging into the latest developer preview build of OS X Lion and found something interesting. Buried in the code are references to a service named called “Castle”. Given the context of one of the mentions …
Discussion: AppleInsider and iPhone in Canada Blog