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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Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: The Next iPhone: Wow, Look At Those Curves
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Latest rumor on iPhone 5: it will have a curved glass cover
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: iPhone 5 Said to Have Curved Glass Screen
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Rumor: iPhone 5 may use curved glass screen
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Latest iPhone 5 rumor points to curved glass displays
Zach Epstein / BGR: iPhone 5 to feature curved glass display according to rumor
Matt Peckham / Techland: Rumor: ‘iPhone 5’ to Sport Curved Glass Touchscreen
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: iPhone 5 Rumor: Curved Glass
Layne Heiny / Technology Questions: Apple iPhone 5 and Curved Glass
Andrew Wray / TiPb: iPhone 5 to introduce curved-glass design?
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]
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
Jon / Fonehome: iPhone 5 curved screen
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPhone 4S/5 to have curved glass fascia?
Kristy Korcz / GeekSugar: Will the iPhone 5 Have a Curved Glass Display?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Digitimes: iPhone 5 to employ curved glass?
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: The iPhone 5 could feature a curved glass display
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Rumor: iPhone 5 to Have Curved Glass Screen?
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: Sources Suggest iPhone 5 Curved-Glass Display
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple to Introduce a Curved-Glass iPhone 5? — Digitimes reports that according to industry sources, Apple is planning to adopt a “curved cover glass” for its next generation iPhone. … According to those same sources, Apple has purchased 200-300 glass cutting machines to be used by glass makers.
Discussion: Fast Company, GigaOM and Geek.com
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iPhone 5 Rumor Round-Up: Curvy Screen, World-Phone Chips, Augmented Reality
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Next iPhone to Have Curved Glass Screen?
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple buys glass cutters for curved iPhone 5 display
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Dennis Crowley's Mom Actually Bought Him That Gap Ad Outfit
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Groupon Staying Ahead of the Game: Rumored to be in Talks with Foursquare
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Groupon And Foursquare Are Working On A Big Partnership
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Should Groupon Acquire Foursquare?
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
Zoran Basich / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: Clean-Tech Investor Greener Capital On The Prowl
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare: Foursquare reportedly in talks to integrate Groupon Now notifications
David Hirschman / Street Fight: Street Fight Daily: 05.23.11
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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Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Microsoft CEO promises 500 new features in Windows Phone Mango
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
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Windows Phone 7.5 to add 500 new features
RitvikReddy / MacHackPC: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reveals over 500 features in Windows Phone 7.5 [Video]
Tim Schiesser / Neowin.net: WP7 “Mango” to include over 500 new features
Richard Edmonds / WPCentral.com: Ballmer states Mango will contain 500 new features
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Bloatware Alert: There are 500 New Features in Windows Phone 7 Mango says Ballmer
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.
Discussion: SAI, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac, Crave, Edible Apple, PreCentral.net, GottaBeMobile, Techland, Engadget, Electronista, GSMArena Blog, PalmAddicts, SlashGear, Everything webOS, Geek News Central and PhoneArena
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”
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog: HP: TouchPad will become ‘number one plus’
Tim Stiffler-Dean / PreCentral.net: Big Talk from HP Europe: TouchPad will be “Better than #1” with thousands of big name apps
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
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
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: TouchPad will be “number one plus” tablet promises HP
Christopher Meinck / Everything webOS: HP TouchPad Will Be “Better Than Number One” Says HP Euro Chief
Ty Burr / Boston Globe:
A movie lover's plea: Let there be light — Many theaters misuse 3-D lenses to show 2-D films, squandering brightness, color — As if rising ticket prices and chatterbox patrons weren't enough, moviegoers in the Boston area are being left in the dark thanks to the regular misuse of the lenses …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Technologizer, Boing Boing, Geek.com, Social Markets and Engadget
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: How 3D Is Destroying 2D Movies Too
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: 3D is Messing Up 2D, Too
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Sony 3D digital projector lenses are ruining 2D movies
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 …
Discussion: Guardian, Digital Trends, VentureBeat, Financial Times, DailyTech, WebProNews, The Tech Herald …, msnbc.com, Disruptors, Ubergizmo, Computerworld, The Register, Pulse2, SlashGear, Neowin.net, Disruptors, bit-tech.net, GFI Labs blog, THN and Techie Buzz
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
Jonathan Soble / Financial Times: Tax charge takes Sony into $3bn loss
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Sony Appears to Have Lost Yet Another User Database
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Sony Hacked Again, BMG Greece Latest Target
Steve Ragan / The Tech Herald Technology News: Seven security incidents in two months - Sony's nightmare grows
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Greek Sony Music site hacked, user data exposed
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Sony Greek Website Is Latest To Be Hacked
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Sony BMG Greece hacked
John Leyden / The Register: Sony BMG Greece hacked
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Sony BMG Greece Website Gets Hacked
Tim Schiesser / Neowin.net: Sony BMG Greece hacked, 8,385 users compromised
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Twitter, Apple, LinkedIn
Joe Martin / bit-tech.net: Sony's Thai and Japanese sites hacked
Paperghost / GFI Labs blog: Another day, another Sony breach?
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.
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Foxconn: Explosion won't hurt iPad production
Richi Jennings / Computerworld: iPad 2 “not” delayed, iPhone 5 release date uncertain, after Foxconn explosion
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)
Kara Swisher / All Things Digital: Third Foxconn Worker Dies Due to Explosion, Apparently Caused by “Combustible Dust”
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: Foxconn to Apple: iPad 2 Production Remains On Schedule
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:
Foxconn closes its polishing plants; effect on iPad unclear
Foxconn closes its polishing plants; effect on iPad unclear
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Foxconn explosion: Apple iPad supply impact unclear, dangers of combustible dust
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Foxconn explosion death toll rises; iPad 2 output possibly affected by disaster
Aries Poon / Wall Street Journal: Hon Hai Suspends China Plants After Blast
Michael Kan / Macworld: Third employee dies from Foxconn factory explosion
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: Fallout From Foxconn Plant Explosion Continues
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Foxconn death toll for the iPad 2 increases
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Third worker dies from explosion at Foxconn plant
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
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%
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Fred Wilson More Or Less Confirms Twitter Stock Sale, Says Secondary Sales Often “Prudent” — To kick off TechCrunch Disrupt today in New York, Erick Schonfeld took the stage to interview investor Fred Wilson, of Union Square Ventures. For background, Wilson was early investor in Twitter …
Discussion: SAI, VentureBeat, GigaOM, Betabeat, AllTwitter and Bloggasm
Alyson Shontell / SAI: Fred Wilson Doesn't Deny That He's Sold Twitter Stock
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
ASUS gets Computex 2011 started early with a tablet teaser — Oh ASUS, what are you up to now? The company that brought us the wildly popular Eee Pad Transformer has another new tablet brewing in its design labs, which we're promised we'll get to witness for the first time at Computex 2011.
Discussion: Digital Trends, Techinstyle.tv, Electronista, Softpedia News, SlashGear, Electricpig.co.uk, Android Community and Mashable!
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: ASUS teases new device to debut at Computex 2011
Matt Black / Techinstyle.tv: Teaser Week: A never-before seen ASUS Tablet
Chris Davies / SlashGear: ASUS tablet tease tips new slate for Computex 2011
Chris Davies / Android Community: ASUS previews new tablet ahead of Computex debut
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Asus Plans to Break the Rules With New Tablet
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.
Discussion: Computerworld, CNET News, Wall Street Journal, Pulse2 and TG Daily
Michael Kan / Computerworld: 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
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Cisco Accused Of Aiding Repression Against Falun Gong Spiritual Group In Lawsuit
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Cisco fostered Chinese repression, says lawsuit
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Sony estimates $3.2b loss this year, $171 million cost for PSN breach — It has not been a good year for Sony, which was affected both by the massive earthquake in March and the PSN outage that spanned from April into May. There couldn't be any doubt that those things would have a drastic impact …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sony's PlayStation Network outage costs $171M
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Sony network breach to cost company $170 million
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Sony predicts $3.2 billion loss following PSN hacking, Japan earthquake
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times: Sony Swings to Big Loss After Natural Disasters
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal: Sony Expects Big Net Loss
Nick Marshall / Electricpig.co.uk: PlayStation Network outage will cost Sony £106m
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Foursquare To Power INQ Mobile's Location Based Services — INQ, one of the first partners to add the Facebook social layer to its Cloud Touch phone has announced today via Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley at TechCrunch that it will be using the Foursquare location layer to visualize location content for its users.
Discussion: Foursquare Blog, GigaOM, SAI, VentureBeat and About Foursquare
Alyson Shontell / SAI: Foursquare's Big Announcement At Disrupt, Revealed
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Foursquare will power location data for Inq Cloud Touch “Facebook phone”
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare: INQ bakes foursquare directly into the OS
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.
Discussion: Mashable!, PR Newswire, Bloomberg, The Cloud Blog, ZDNet Australia and Reuters
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Toyota Owners To Get a Private Social Network
PR Newswire: Salesforce.com and Toyota Form Strategic Alliance to Build Toyota Friend Social Network …
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
Chang-Ran Kim / Reuters: Toyota cars to be driver's “friend” in social network service
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Livescribe Connects its Digital Pen with Google Docs, Evernote — Livescribe, which is on pace to sell its one millionth digital pen this year is now making it a little easier to send its digital notes to other computer programs. — The company's signature product is a “smartpen” …
Discussion: Engadget, Livescribe Press Center, Digital Inspiration … and FT Tech Hub
Sharif Sakr / Engadget: Livescribe Connect upgrade lets you share doodles in several ways, just not wirelessly (video)
Bkaufman / Livescribe Press Center: Livescribe™ Connect™ Makes Handwritten and Spoken Information Easily Shareable …
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog: Send your Handwritten Notes to Google Docs with Livescribe
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Livescribe almost connects up dots