Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Next iPhone Will NOT Have NFC Mobile Payments, Says Bernstein — Apple's next iPhone, said to be called the 4S, will not have the mobile payment support through NFC (near field communication) says Bernstein in a note this morning. — We don't have the full note, just highlights from a Bloomberg terminal.
Discussion: Fast Company, PC World, Electronista, GigaOM, Jonny Evans's blog, Guardian, AppleInsider, gdgt, BGR, I4U News, GottaBeMobile, IntoMobile, O'Grady's PowerPage, FreakGeeks, Apple Bitch, ReadWriteWeb, Crave, TUAW and mocoNews
Ed Oswald / PC World: Next iPhone Won't Have NFC, Analyst Says
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Will a Lack of NFC Hurt the Next iPhone's Chances?
Jonny Evans / Jonny Evans's blog: Apple iPhone 5 ships November 21, claims T3
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Rumour mill No.2: Apple's iPhone ‘5’ to be called ‘4S’?
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple's next iPhone will not have NFC, analyst claims
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple looking less likely to include near-field communications in iPhone 5
Freakgeek / FreakGeeks: NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology Is Not Coming In Next iPhone 4S/5 (Report)
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Report: No NFC for the iPhone 5
Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog: Analyst: No NFC chip in next iPhone
Steven Sande / TUAW: Next-generation iPhone reportedly will not feature NFC payments
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
NFC Might Not Make It Into iPhone 5
NFC Might Not Make It Into iPhone 5
Discussion: Epicenter, TG Daily, Edible Apple and MacStories
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Apple postpones NFC adoption for next-gen iPhone
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Another Analyst Claims iPhone 5 Won't Have NFC
Yusuf Mehdi / Bing:
Facebook Friends Now Fueling Faster Decisions on Bing — At Bing, our mission is to help you make faster, more informed decisions. We designed a new way to experience search, focusing on great design, task completion, instant answers, and vertical categories like shopping and travel to help you make decisions faster.
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Social Search: Deeper Facebook Integration Pushes Microsoft Past Google
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Bing One Ups Google With Deeper Facebook Integration
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Facebook, Bing Expand Search Partnership Via ‘Like’ Button
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Bing expands Facebook search integration
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Microsoft adds Facebook features to Bing
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Microsoft deepens Bing's use of Facebook data
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft And Facebook Scramble To Stay Ahead Of Google's Social Search
James Temple / SFGate: Microsoft adding new Facebook features to Bing
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Bing goes Social-new Bing Bar, more, available now
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Bing Ups Ante In Social Search, Adds More Facebook “Likes” To Search Results
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: “Like” Might Not Be a Strong Enough Word: Bing Integrates Facebook Even More Deeply
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Bing launches massive new Facebook integration
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Bing Debuts Social Search with New Facebook Integration
Dennis Schaal / Tnooz: Bing socializes travel search results with likes and friends nearby
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Bing Teams Up With Facebook for Personalized Results
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Microsoft adding new social features to Bing
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: Bing Likes Social Search Even More
Chase Hensel / The Official Google Blog:
Expanding Google News for more variety and multimedia — (Cross-posted from the Google News blog) — Every day, Google News crawls through thousands of news articles to present you with the most relevant and recent stories. For a long time, we've realized that bringing relevant news …
Discussion: CNET News, PC Magazine, Google Operating System, ReadWriteWeb, Techie Buzz, Search Engine Land and NewsGrange, more at Mediagazer »
Jay Greene / CNET News: Google News gets revamp to reduce clutter
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Google News Lets You Dig Deeper, Filter Out Blogs, Press Releases
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Google News Redesign Introduces New Features & Interface
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Google News Updates; Compact View, Options To Disable Blogs and Press Releases
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google News Adds Expandable Clusters, Story Labels, & More To Home Page
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Google News: Now with Stronger Focus on Personalization, Video and Variety
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Look Out Blogs: Google News Gains Options To Drop Blogs & Press Releases — Tired of seeing blogs or press releases in your Google News homepage? Google's got a cure for that, new settings that allow you to see fewer results from these sources, or none at all.
Discussion: Search Engine Roundtable, WebProNews, Digital Inspiration … and Google Operating System
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google News Settings For Blogs & Press Releases, Plus Auto-Reload
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: More Google News Settings
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple planning major product launch for 10th retail anniversary? — We have just received some information from a solid Apple source, and if they're right, Apple may be planning something big for its 10th retail anniversary this Thursday the 19th. Here's what we've been told:
Discussion: CNET News, MacStories, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, @jason, Redmond Pie, Apple Gazette, Electricpig.co.uk, TUAW, SAI, TiPb, iLounge, Gadgets DNA, GottaBeMobile, I4U News, iClarified, Apple Bitch, MacNN and everythingiCafe
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Report: Apple gearing up for 10th anniversary of retail
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Schedules US Retail Meeting on May 22
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple planning a 10th anniversary Apple Store event?
Jason Calacanis / @jason: Clearly @Apple is going to launch their LED TV screens this Friday for the 10th retail anniversary? cc @boygenius
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: Apple Planning To Launch A Major Product On 10th Retail Anniversary Event?
Robin Parrish / Apple Gazette: Go to Your Local Apple Store This Sunday
Nick Marshall / Electricpig.co.uk: What is Apple planning to launch for its 10th retail anniversary?
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Does Apple Have A Secret Surprise For Its 10th Retail Anniversary?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple schedules retail meetings, related to 10th anniversary?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple is Up To Something This Apple Store Anniverary Weekend, New 2011 MacBook?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple Stores Have Big 10th Anniversary Plans
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Amazon prepping dual-core ‘Coyote’ and quad-core ‘Hollywood’ tablets for 2011 — We received word from a tipster that Amazon, practically confirmed to be entering the tablet market in the near future, isn't planning just one device, but is planning on releasing at least two before the end of the year.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Android Phone Fans, Electronista, Android and Me and Tools
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Not One, But Two Amazon Tablets Coming This Year?
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Amazon working up two Android tablets under “Coyote” and “Hollywood” code names
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Amazon tablets codenamed “Coyote” and “Hollywood”, powered by Tegra 2 and Tegra 3
Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog:
Details for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customer Appreciation Program in North America — Now that some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been restored and you're once again enjoying online gaming and entertainment, we're happy to provide details about the “Welcome Back” …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Hardware 2.0 Blog, PlayStation.Blog.Europe, Engadget, ZDNet, Geekosystem, Joystiq, Electronista, PlayStation LifeStyle, Neowin.net, Kotaku and Technologizer
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Sony outlines PSN ‘Welcome Back’ pack - Hackers get your details, you get 2 old games
Brian Heater / Engadget: Sony's ‘Welcome Back’ campaign apologizes to distraught PSN users with free games, good vibes
Peter Cohen / ZDNet: Sony details free games for PlayStation Network users
James Plafke / Geekosystem: PlayStation Network Free Games Detailed
Ben Gilbert / Joystiq: Sony reveals choice of free game downloads as part of PSN ‘Welcome Back’ program
Sebastian Moss / PlayStation LifeStyle: Sony Reveals North American Welcome Back Package
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Free games for Playstation Network downtime revealed
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Sony Says ‘Welcome Back’ To PlayStation Network With These Freebies [Update: Now For North America Too!]
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Sony Shows It's Sorry
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Seagate's GoFlex Satellite portable hard drive streams content over WiFi (review) — Seagate just took the wraps off what's likely the niftiest portable HDD to cross our path in a long, long while. The GoFlex Satellite is part storage device, part wireless media streamer …
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Seagate's New Hard Drive Transfers Media To and From Your iPhone, Android or Tablet Over Wi-Fi
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Smartphones, iPad getting external hard drive
Ian Paul / PC World: 500GB Seagate Hard Drive Streams to 3 iPads
Michael Murphy / Android News, Rumours, and Updates: Seagate Enables Hard Drive With Wifi for Transfer to Android Phone
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage Hard Drive Can Stream To iOS Devices
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Seagate's GoFlex Satellite attempts to expand iPad storage space
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld: Seagate releases battery-powered drive for iOS, other mobile platforms
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Seagate debuts mobile wireless storage for iPhones
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Seagate debuts GoFlex Satellite wireless storage device for iOS gadgets
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Seagate Unveils Wireless Mobile Storage and iOS App
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: 500-GB SeaGate Wi-Fi Hard Drive Streams to iPad
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Seagate GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage hands-on
Joe White / App Advice: Seagate Announces GoFlex Satellite - A Portable HDD That Can Stream Content To iOS Devices
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Android 3.1 Honeycomb hands-on — Well, it sure did take a few days for Verizon and Motorola to roll out the Android Honeycomb 3.1 update to the majority of Xoom owners, but as they say, better late than never. Yes, my very own Xoom finally received the over-the-air update early Saturday morning …
Discussion: GigaOM, TG Daily, I4U News, IntoMobile and TechCrunch
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Acer's A500 Is a Hefty Honeycomb Tablet on a Budget
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Nvidia: Next-gen Honeycomb tablets will get it right
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: NVIDIA CEO Talks Up Next Generation of Android 3.1 Tablets
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: NVIDIA CEO says Android tablet sales poor due to high pricing and lack of proper marketing
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Honeycomb Has A Fighting Chance Against The iPad
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss lose federal appeals court bid for a rehearing in Facebook case — A federal appeals court has declined to review a legal challenge from Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who claim that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for the social networking site.
Discussion: eWeek, Bits, Reuters, NetworkEffect and NBC Bay Area
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek: Court Turns Down Winklevosses' Appeal in Facebook Lawsuit
Miguel Helft / Bits: Winklevoss Twins Lose, Again
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: Winklevoss Brothers Shot Down by Court Again
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Winklevi Once Again Told to Move On
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Post-Disney Miramax Signs First Major Digital Deal With Netflix — Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) continues to add programming strength to its digital service. Starting next month Netflix subscribers will have instant access to hundreds of Miramax titles from Oscar winners like The English Patient …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Miramax brings its movies to Netflix streaming in June
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Agreement With Miramax is a Big Win for Netflix
Lydia Leavitt / TG Daily: Netflix and Miramax clinch streaming video deal
James Plafke / Geekosystem: Netflix to Stream Miramax Movies, First Time Miramax Movies Available On Digital Subscription
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home: Netflix, Miramax finally sign streaming deal
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Miramax Movies Coming to Netflix
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Netflix Adds Miramax Movies
Brennon Slattery / PC World: Netflix, Miramax Sign Deal — Finally, Decent Programming
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: Netflix In Multi-Year Streaming Deal With Miramax
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: The 10 Miramax Movies You'll Want To Add To Your Netflix Instant Queue Right Now
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Netflix Signs On Miramax As Movie Partner
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy S II US carrier names revealed: AT&T Attain, Verizon Function, and Sprint Within — Anticipation, thy name is Galaxy S II. Or is it Galaxy S 2 Attain? Perhaps it's Galaxy S 2 Function or Within, it all depends on what carrier you prefer, really.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Samsung Galaxy S II review
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: High-end HTC Lead AT&T-bound?
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Digging up the US Carrier-Branded Names for the Galaxy S II
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Sorry T-Mobile Customers, You're Left Out Of Samsung's Next Huge Android Launch
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Samsung Galaxy S II carrier branding confirmed?
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Samsung Galaxy S II US names, carriers revealed; original Galaxy S gets Gingerbread
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Samsung Galaxy S II Attain, Within & Function Are Names for US Carriers [AT&T, Sprint & Verizon, Respectively]
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: US Carriers name Samsung Galaxy S 2 Attain, Function and Within
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com: Galaxy S 2 US Carrier Branding Confirmed?
David Ruddock / Android Police: Samsung Galaxy S II Coming To US As Attain, Function, And Within On AT&T, VZW, And Sprint?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
New bill upgrades unauthorized Internet streaming to a felony — Two months ago, US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel produced her wishlist of changes to US law. One item in particular caught our interest—the suggestion that the online streaming of copyrighted content be bumped up to a full-scale felony.
Vanessa Grigoriadis / Vanity Fair:
Ol' Mark Pincus Had a Farm... Zynga—the company behind such Facebook games as FarmVille, CityVille, and Zynga Poker—is the hottest topic in Silicon Valley: valued at $10 billion, with 250 million users and a rumored I.P.O. next year. Its C.E.O., Mark Pincus, takes fun very, very seriously.
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Return of the Internet Vulgarian
Sapna Maheshwari / Bloomberg:
Google Makes $3 Billion Bond-Market Debut — Google Inc. (GOOG), whose shares have dropped 9 percent this year, is making its first foray into the bond market with a planned $3 billion sale to pay back short- term borrowings. — “People aren't going to do very much credit analysis …
CNBC's Kelly: Facebook meeting with|bankers to discuss IPO & other services - #Facebook in talks with bankers over IPO size & time frame
Discussion: All Facebook, SAI, CNBC, @katekellycnbc, @cnbc and 24/7 Wall St.
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Reportedly Discussing IPO With Bankers
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Facebook Meets With Banks Over IPO
Kate Kelly / @katekellycnbc: Facebook has been meeting with bankers in recent weeks about possible IPO, other bank services it can get. Will timing move up?
@cnbc: Facebook also talking with banks about access to investor networks - #Facebook asking what services banks can provide besides underwriting
Jon C. Ogg / 24/7 Wall St.: Facebook IPO Talk Getting Closer, Sort Of
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Mono lives ... in new startup Xamarin — Just over a week after reports that Attachmate/Novell was axing the team that developed the Mono open-source implementation of .Net, Miguel de Icaza announced plans to keep the technology alive via a new startup, Xamarin.
Discussion: The Register, internetnews.com, GigaOM, eWeek, Miguel de Icaza and Tim Anderson's ITWriting
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Mono Startup Created After Attachmate Layoffs
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Xamarin Founder Goes from Layoff to Launch — In 12 Days
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Mono Project Founder Launches New Company: Xamarin
Hewlett-Packard CEO Girds for ‘Tough Quarter’ — Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) Chief Executive Officer Leo Apotheker told top executives that he's bracing for “another tough quarter” in the period that ends in July and urged deputies to “watch every penny and minimize all hiring.”
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, NewEnterprise, Tech Trader Daily and SAI
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal: H-P Chief Warns of ‘Tough Quarter’
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise: Yessir, Someone Is Definitely Worried About HP's Quarter
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: HP: Apotheker Says Q3 ‘Tough,’ Says WSJ
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
AT&T plans consumer security service for 2012 — (Reuters) - AT&T Inc plans to launch a wireless security service for consumers next year to help combat a big rise in cyber attacks on mobile devices, a top executive said. — As more people use smartphones like Apple Inc's iPhone …
Discussion: MediaFile, The Toybox Blog, FierceWireless, Electronista and MobileBurn.com
Matt Reeder / MediaFile: Tech wrap: RIM's Playbook recall
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: AT&T to launch wireless security service in 2012
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: AT&T to roll out phone security services in 2012
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Skype-Style Calls Force Wireless Carriers to Adapt — Today, long-winded talkers need to worry about running out of minutes on their cellphone plans. But someday there will be no minutes to run out of — just megabytes. — Wireless carriers now funnel voice and data traffic …
Discussion: Telecompetitor, Alec Saunders and VoIP Watch
Bernie Arnason / Telecompetitor: Dumb Pipe Goes Mainstream
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Are The Mobile Operators Dumb or Just Dumb Pipes?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
VMware Buys Cloud-Based IT Management Service Provider Shavlik Technologies — Virtualization software giant VMware this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire Shavlik Technologies, a provider of cloud-based IT management solutions for small and medium businesses.
Discussion: Market Wire, Shavlik, Between the Lines Blog, PC World and GigaOM
Mark Shavlik / Shavlik: VMware to Acquire Shavlik Technologies
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: VMware Acquires Shavlik to Boost SMB Offerings
Derrick Harris / GigaOM: VMware Buys Shavlik To Help Small Biz Simplify
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Lodsys explains in-app patent warning letters sent to iOS developers — On Friday, news broke of a number of warning letters sent to application developers for iPhone and iPad applications, warning them that by using Apple's in-app payment mechanism, they were violating a patent issued to “inventions” firm Lodsys.
Discussion: Lodsys, LLC, Lodsys, FOSS Patents, Engadget, mobiputing, PC World, MacStories, GigaOM, 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW, Hardware 2.0 Blog, Mobile Entertainment, MarketingVOX and everythingiCafe, Thanks:m4tt
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents: Lodsys claims to supply building blocks but actually jeopardizes the entire mobile apps ecosystem
Zach Honig / Engadget: Lodsys comments on iOS patent infringement, receives hate mail, death threats
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Lodsys Responds to iOS Developers Over Patent Infringement Notices
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Lodsys Speaks Out About iOS In-App Purchase Threats
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Lodsys: We're not patent trolls, here's why we're entitled to royalties over in-app purchasing
Victor Agreda, Jr / TUAW: Lodsys responds to targeted iOS developers
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: What Lodsys wants from iOS developers ... money
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: iOS developers face patent infringement threats over in-app payments
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Lodsys Tries To Defend Patent Trolling
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins Leads $9M Round In Apache Hadoop-Based Analytics Platform Datameer — Datameer, a startup that offers a big data analytics solution built on Apache Hadoop, has raised $9.25 million led by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Redpoint Ventures. Kleiner partner Ellen Pao will be joining Datameer's board.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
LinkedIn Shares Start Trading Thursday — LinkedIn shares are going to hit the public markets starting on Thursday, the WSJ reports. LinkedIn is looking to raise $274 million with the offering. It is pricing its shares at $32 to $35, and is looking at a $3 billion valuation.
John Letzing / MarketWatch: LinkedIn slated for IPO debut this week
Lynn Cowan / Wall Street Journal: LinkedIn Shares Set for NYSE Debut
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: IPO alert: LinkedIn set to begin trading on Thursday
John Callaham / Neowin.net: LinkedIn to launch IPO on Thursday; could Facebook follow?
Robert Andrews / paidContent: With LinkedIn IPO Set, Rival Viadeo Cancels Its Own Flotation
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tencent And Expedia Invest $126 Million In Chinese Online Travel Marketplace eLong — Chinese internet giant Tencent and U.S. travel bookings company Expedia have invested in Chinese travel site eLong, totaling $126 million. Tencent has acquired approximately 16% of the outstanding shares …
Discussion: PR Newswire and eMoney
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
StackMob Grabs $7.5M to Offer Backend Support for Mobile Devs — Stackmob, a cloud platform for mobile developers built in the mold of Heroku, has raised $7.5 million in a Series A round as it ramps up its offering for mobile developers. The new money, led by Trinity Ventures …
Discussion: Inside Mobile Apps, Market Wire, ReadWriteWeb, NetworkEffect, TechCrunch, alarm:clock, VatorNews, VentureBeat, Xconomy and silicontap.com
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: Stackmob Raises $7.5 Million to Power Back-End Development for Mobile Apps
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: StackMob: Backend Services Platform for Mobile Gets More Funding, More Features (+Invites)
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: StackMob Raises $7.5M to Power Mobile Apps
Faith Merino / VatorNews: StackMob racks up $7.5M in Series A funding
Wade Roush / Xconomy: StackMob Stacks Up $7.5M