Apple said to introduce curved-glass iPhone 5 — There has been a fair amount of buzz on the iPhone 5, and the latest being circulated around the supply chain in Taiwan is that Apple is going to adopt a curved cover glass for its next generation model, according to industry sources.
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Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Latest iPhone 5 rumor points to curved glass displays
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Rumor: iPhone 5 may use curved glass screen
Zach Epstein / BGR: iPhone 5 to feature curved glass display according to rumor
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Next iPhone to Have Curved Glass Screen?
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Apple to Introduce a Curved-Glass iPhone 5?
Layne Heiny / Technology Questions: Apple iPhone 5 and Curved Glass
Andrew Wray / TiPb: iPhone 5 to introduce curved-glass design?
Jon / Fonehome: iPhone 5 curved screen
Brad Spirrison / Appolicious Advisor: iPhone 5 rumor of the day: Curved-glass iPhone 5 coming
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: iPhone 5 To Feature A Curved Glass Screen Like Nexus S [Report]
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Rumor: iPhone 5 to Have Curved Glass Screen?
Graham Spencer / MacStories: iPhone 5 To Feature Curved Glass Screen?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone 5 rumored to sport Curved Glass
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: iPhone 5 to have a curved glass display, similar to older iPod nano models
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPhone 4S/5 to have curved glass fascia?
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple buys glass cutters for curved iPhone 5 display
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Digitimes: iPhone 5 to employ curved glass?
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Foursquare and Groupon Planning Distribution Deal — Daily deals leader Groupon and social location innovator Foursquare are in partnership talks, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. — The arrangement is likely to see Groupon deals targeted to Foursquare users' check-ins.
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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Groupon And Foursquare Are Working On A Big Partnership
Scott Austin / @scottmaustin: Dennis Crowley refuses to answer Arrington's question onstage as to whether Foursquare signed a deal with Groupon. http://bit.ly/kVBXHn
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare: Foursquare reportedly in talks to integrate Groupon Now notifications
David Hirschman / Street Fight: Street Fight Daily: 05.23.11
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Loopt and Groupon team up for real-time local offers (in Chicago)
Emily Price / TechnoBuffalo: Are Location-Based Deals The Wave Of The Future?
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Over 500 new features coming in Windows Phone 7.5 — Apologies for the low volume. — Microsoft has been speaking at the Japanese Microsoft Developer Forum 2011 and amongst the wide range of topics he covered he also spoke about the next version of Windows Phone 7.
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Vlad Savov / Engadget: Steve Ballmer promises ‘over 500’ new features in Mango, teases new WP handsets for tomorrow
Ellis Hamburger / SAI: BALLMER: We're Adding 500 New Features To Windows Phones This Fall
Tim Schiesser / Neowin.net: WP7 “Mango” to include over 500 new features
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Bloatware Alert: There are 500 New Features in Windows Phone 7 Mango says Ballmer
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Foxconn closes its polishing plants; effect on iPad unclear — The explosion that killed three in Chengdu on Friday has been traced to a dust-collecting duct — Broken windows and twisted metal from the blast. Photo: M.I.C. Gadget — There were several developments over the weekend following …
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Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Foxconn explosion death toll rises; iPad 2 output possibly affected by disaster
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: The Foxconn explosion might affect up to one third of total iPad 2 output
Softpedia News: Foxconn May See Another Wave of Suicides as Management Pushes to Keep iPad 2 Units Flowing - Speculation
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Third worker dies from explosion at Foxconn plant
Aries Poon / Wall Street Journal: Hon Hai Suspends China Plants After Blast
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Third worker dies after Foxconn plant explosion, Foxconn and Apple offer statements
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Foxconn plant explosion could potentially affect iPad 2 availability by 30%
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Foxconn to Suppliers: iPad 2 Production (and Next iPhone?) Will Not Be Delayed Due to Explosion — Beyond the obvious human toll of last week's Foxconn factory explosion, there's been speculation about how the incident may affect Apple's iPad 2 production.
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David Pierson / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Another worker dies from explosion at Foxconn plant
Richard Lai / Engadget: Foxconn confirms third death from explosion, earlier watchdog report points at aluminum dust (updated)
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: Foxconn to Apple: iPad 2 Production Remains On Schedule
Kara Swisher / All Things Digital: Third Foxconn Worker Dies Due to Explosion, Apparently Caused by “Combustible Dust”
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple And Foxconn Issue Statements On Explosion
Michael Santo / Examiner: Analysts: Chengdu plant closure won't significantly affect iPad 2 production
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Foxconn Says iPad 2 Production Will Not Be Delayed After Explosion
Steve Mayo / AllNewsMac: Foxconn says iPad production will not be affected after the explosion at its plant
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Inside the Apple iPad factory
Inside the Apple iPad factory
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Nick Farrell / TechEye: Foxconn death toll for the iPad 2 increases
Michael Kan / Macworld: Third employee dies from Foxconn factory explosion
Paul Suarez / PC World: Foxconn Working Conditions were Criticized Before Fire
Charlie White / Mashable!: Third iPad Factory Worker Dies, More Details Emerge
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
HP: ‘Touchpad will be better than number one’ tablet — HP talks up forthcoming Touchpad tablet ahead of European launch later in the year and announces first app partners — HP will emulate its PC market success in the tablet world when it launches the Touchpad over the summer, the company's European head Eric Cador has claimed.
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Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: HP: “In the Tablet World We're Going to Become Better Than Number One. We Call It Number One Plus”
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: HP on iPad: “We're going to become better than number one”
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: HP Says TouchPad Will Be ‘Number One Plus’
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Number One Plus: Can HP Tablets Take Down the iPad?
Amar Toor / Engadget: HP thinks the TouchPad will be ‘better than number one,’ if that's even possible
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: TouchPad will be “number one plus” tablet promises HP
Prasad / GSMArena Blog: HP plans to become better than number one in tablet space, invents a new number in process
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: HP thinks the TouchPad will be ‘better than number one,’ if that's even possible
Naked Security / Sophos:
Sony BMG Greece the latest hacked Sony site — In what seems to be a neverending nightmare it appears that the website of Sony BMG in Greece has been hacked and information dumped. — An anonymous poster has uploaded a user database to pastebin.com, including the usernames …
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Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Sony BMG Greece website hacked, user data revealed
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Sony Music Greece site hacked — likely won't be the last
John Leyden / The Register: Sony BMG Greece hacked
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Greek Sony Music site hacked, user data exposed
Jonathan Soble / Financial Times: Tax charge takes Sony into $3bn loss
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Sony BMG Greece hacked
Steve Ragan / The Tech Herald Technology News: Seven security incidents in two months - Sony's nightmare grows
Tim Schiesser / Neowin.net: Sony BMG Greece hacked, 8,385 users compromised
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Twitter, Apple, LinkedIn
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Sony Greek Website Is Latest To Be Hacked
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Sony BMG Greece Website Gets Hacked
Joe Martin / bit-tech.net: Sony's Thai and Japanese sites hacked
Paperghost / GFI Labs blog: Another day, another Sony breach?
John Markoff / New York Times:
Suit Claims Cisco Helped China Pursue Falun Gong — SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco, the maker of Internet routing gear, customized its technology to help China track members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week by members of the movement.
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Michael Kan / PC World: Lawsuit Claims Cisco Aided Chinese Repression
Steven Musil / CNET News: Lawsuit accuses Cisco of aiding Chinese repression
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal: Falun Gong Practitioners Sue Cisco
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Cisco fostered Chinese repression, says lawsuit
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Toyota and Salesforce.com team up for in-car social networking service — It's perhaps not the most likely of companies to go into the social networking game, but Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has announced it's launching a social networking service of its very own.
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PR Newswire: Salesforce.com and Toyota Form Strategic Alliance to Build Toyota Friend Social Network …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Salesforce.com to build private label social network for Toyota
Yuki Hagiwara / Bloomberg: Toyota, Salesforce.com to Build Social Network for Customers
Peter Coffee / The Cloud Blog: The Truth of Things is in the Cloud
Suzanne Tindal / ZDNet Australia: Salesforce, Toyota work on social cars
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Officially in Discussions for Retail Store Space in Grand Central Terminal — Grand Central Terminal leasing plan (PDF) with Metrazur on East Balcony at right — Earlier this year, reports surfaced claiming that Apple was pursuing a potential new retail store location …
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Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: Free Speech Edition
Andrew Grossman / Wall Street Journal: Grand Central Apple Store Seed Planted
Laura Kusisto / New York Observer: Apple Back Dreaming About Grand Central Store
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Reports Of A Grand Central Apple Store Resurface
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Shortform Video Platform VYou Reels In $3M — Q&A platform for video VYou is announcing today $3 million in Series A funding, lead by RRE Ventures and Highland Capital Partners and followed on by High Peaks Ventures, Broadway Video Ventures, Kevin Wall, David Tisch and Rick Webb.
Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
Apple keeps on giving lessons in retail — If you shop in the U.S., you're likely familiar with the Nordstrom brand. It's not just another department store: It's a business with legendary customer support. — Nordstrom is noted for taking returns on everything they've sold for any reason.