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.
Discussion: PC Magazine, Engadget, VentureBeat, PC World, App Advice, Between the Lines Blog, CNET News, Shoutpedia, NBC Bay Area, Digital Trends, iPhone Buzz, BGR, AppleInsider, TUAW, Redmond Pie, MacStories, Apple Bitch, WebProNews, I4U News, Techland, TiPb, IntoMobile, PhoneArena, Fonehome, SlashGear, Technology Questions, Edible Apple, Electronista, Neowin.net, Softpedia News, MacHackPC, Appolicious Advisor, 9 to 5 Mac and Electricpig.co.uk
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
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: The Next iPhone: Wow, Look At Those Curves
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Rumor: iPhone 5 may use curved glass screen
Kamran Farooqui / Shoutpedia: Fifth Generation Apple iPhone Could Sport Curved Glass Screen Design
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area: Top Five Rumors About the iPhone 5
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Latest iPhone 5 rumor points to curved glass displays
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Drone Ace app for AR.Drone, third Foxconn worker dies post explosion, iPhone 4S may gave curved glass front
Zach Epstein / BGR: iPhone 5 to feature curved glass display according to rumor
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?
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: iPhone 5 Rumor: Curved Glass
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone 5 rumored to sport Curved Glass
Matt Peckham / Techland: Rumor: ‘iPhone 5’ to Sport Curved Glass Touchscreen
Andrew Wray / TiPb: iPhone 5 to introduce curved-glass design?
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?
Layne Heiny / Technology Questions: Apple iPhone 5 and Curved Glass
Brad Spirrison / Appolicious Advisor: iPhone 5 rumor of the day: Curved-glass iPhone 5 coming
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Digitimes: iPhone 5 to employ curved glass?
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, Geek.com and GigaOM
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iPhone 5 Rumor Round-Up: Curvy Screen, World-Phone Chips, Augmented Reality
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple buys glass cutters for curved iPhone 5 display
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Next iPhone to Have Curved Glass Screen?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Square's Disruptive New iPad Payments Service Will Replace Cash Registers — Mobile payments startup Square is announcing big numbers today—500,000 Square card readers shipped, 1 million Square transactions in May, and the startup is now processing $3 million in mobile payments per day.
Discussion: Bits, MacRumors, Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, AllThingsD, San Francisco Chronicle, Mashable!, MacStories, @jack, @square, The Next Web and FierceMobileContent
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Square Will Let Shoppers Say Their Names to Pay
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Square Seeks to Revolutionize Retail Sales With ‘Square Register’ for iPad and ‘Card Case’
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Square Launches Payments System That Makes Registers and Wallets Obsolete
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Square Announces New Consumer Initiative: Pay With Your Name
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Square Unveils “Card Case” and “Register” To Reinvent Digital Payments and Wallets
Jack Dorsey / @jack: Today @Square is bringing the simplicity of 1 click buying to every local business, and a card case to your phone. http://t.co/TJXwNJL
@square: Explore local businesses, browse menus, open a tab and store receipts on your iPhone via @Square Card Case www.squareup.com/cardcase
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Square plans to replace cash registers and wallets
Mason Cohn / Fortune:
Dorsey's Square tries to eliminate the card swipe by bringing back the tab
Dorsey's Square tries to eliminate the card swipe by bringing back the tab
Discussion: RazorianFly, TechCrunch, 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW and Electronista
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Square By The Numbers: 500K Card Readers Shipped; 1 Million Transactions In May
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Square updates iOS app with virtual shelves, product variations, prettier interface
Steven Sande / TUAW: Square kills the need for NFC with virtual “tabs” and Card Case
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: PC Magazine, LAPTOP Magazine, Internet2Go, The Register, AllThingsD, Electronista, RazorianFly, TechCrunch, TiPb, 901am, SAI, Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac, DailyTech, Daring Fireball, PreCentral.net, Engadget, Crave, GottaBeMobile, Techland, GSMArena Blog, PalmAddicts, SlashGear and Edible Apple
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: HP Boasts That TouchPad Will Beat the iPad
Kenneth Butler / LAPTOP Magazine: HP Says TouchPad Will Be Better Than Number One Tablet
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Tablet Wars: Which Non-iPads Will Be Here Next Year?
Rik Myslewski / The Register: HP exec: WebOS tablet will trounce iPad
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Our Tablet Will Be Number One Plus? Way to Overpromise, HP.
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: HP: TouchPad will be number one-er!
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”
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: HP Says TouchPad Will Be Better Than Number One
Tim Stiffler-Dean / PreCentral.net: Big Talk from HP Europe: TouchPad will be “Better than #1” with thousands of big name apps
Amar Toor / Engadget: HP thinks the TouchPad will be ‘better than number one,’ if that's even possible
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog: HP: TouchPad will become ‘number one plus’
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: HP Says TouchPad Will Be ‘Number One Plus’
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Number One Plus: Can HP Tablets Take Down the iPad?
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
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.
Discussion: Digital Trends, PC Magazine, Betabeat, SAI, Mobile Marketing Watch, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, GMSV, Mashable!, Adotas, paidContent, @scottmaustin, About Foursquare, WebProNews and The Next Web
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Foursquare to Power Location Services on INQ's ‘Facebook Phone’
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Groupon Is On Its Way To Becoming The Next Big Mobile Ad Network
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
Mike Murphy / GMSV: Groupon, Foursquare teaming up? And changes at HP
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Should Groupon Acquire Foursquare?
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: Groupon Getting Friendly With 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
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare: Foursquare reportedly in talks to integrate Groupon Now notifications
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.
Discussion: MobileCrunch, Engadget, SlashGear, The Microsoft Blog, BGR, Digital Trends, GeekWire, msnbc.com, Gizmodo, GSMArena Blog, PhoneArena, WinRumors, Recombu, MacHackPC, Pocket-lint, pocketnow.com, Electronista, Softpedia News, SAI, Neowin.net and PalmAddicts
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Steve Ballmer promises ‘over 500’ new features in Mango, teases new WP handsets for tomorrow (updated)
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Microsoft CEO promises 500 new features in Windows Phone Mango
Todd Bishop / msnbc.com: 500 new features: Can Windows Phone get in game?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Ballmer Promises over 500 New WP7 Features in Mango Update
Alex / GSMArena Blog: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango bringing over 500 new features to the platform, tasty [VIDEO]
RitvikReddy / MacHackPC: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reveals over 500 features in Windows Phone 7.5 [Video]
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Windows Phone 7.5 to add 500 new features
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
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: 500 new features coming in the next update of Windows Phone according to Steve Ballmer
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 …
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
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Sony BMG Greece website hacked, user data revealed
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Sony Greek Website Is Latest To Be Hacked
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
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Sony Appears to Have Lost Yet Another User Database
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Sony BMG Greece Website Gets Hacked
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Sony Hacked Again, BMG Greece Latest Target
John Leyden / The Register: Sony BMG Greece hacked
Tim Schiesser / Neowin.net: Sony BMG Greece hacked, 8,385 users compromised
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Twitter, Apple, LinkedIn
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Sony BMG Greece hacked
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Social game leader CrowdStar raises $23M — Social game leader CrowdStar has raised $23 million in a first round of funding led by Intel Capital and Time Warner Investments. The company plans to use the money to double its headcount and expand on a global scale.
Discussion: Inside Social Games, TechCrunch, AllThingsD and News Stories
AJ Glasser / Inside Social Games: CrowdStar Secures $23 Million Series A Funding From Intel, Time Warner, The9
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Intel, Time Warner And The9 Make $23M Strategic Investment In Social Gaming Company CrowdStar
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon Almost Giving Away Lady Gaga's New Album — It's not free, but it's close: Amazon is selling digital downloads of “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga's newest album, for 99 cents. — That gets you 14 songs and a digital booklet. The same album goes for $11.99 at Apple's iTunes …
Discussion: GeekWire, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, MacDailyNews and NBC Bay Area
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Amazon Hits iTunes Again With $0.99 Lady Gaga Album, Qualifies for Cloud Drive Storage Upgrade
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Amazon issues iTunes challenge, marks down Lady GaGa's newest album to 99 cents
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Lady Gaga's Cheaper on Amazon
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ashton Kutcher Teams With UberMedia To Launch A.plus, His Own Custom Twitter App — Ashton Kutcher fans who can't get enough of the star on Twitter are about to get some very good news. And the rest of you — even if you aren't necessarily huge Ashton fans — will want to pay attention too.
Discussion: AllThingsD and Techland
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD: Ashton Kutcher Has a Twitter App. Why?
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Yay Plus K? Ashton Kutcher Launches His Own Twitter App
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.
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, Boing Boing, @dannysullivan, Technologizer, Geek.com, Social Markets and Engadget
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: How 3D Is Destroying 2D Movies Too
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: No, it's not make 3D movies brighter. It's just please, no more 3D movies!
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: 3D is Messing Up 2D, Too
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Sony 3D digital projector lenses are ruining 2D movies
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 …
Aries Poon / Wall Street Journal: Hon Hai Suspends China Plants After Blast
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Foxconn explosion: Apple iPad supply impact unclear, dangers of combustible dust
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Foxconn death toll for the iPad 2 increases
David Winograd / TUAW: iPad 2 production may not be affected by explosion at Foxconn plant
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: DigiTimes: The Foxconn explosion could affect up to one third of total iPad 2 output
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Foxconn explosion death toll rises; iPad 2 output possibly affected by disaster
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Third worker dies from explosion at Foxconn plant
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Third worker dies after Foxconn plant explosion, Foxconn and Apple offer statements
Softpedia News: Foxconn May See Another Wave of Suicides as Management Pushes to Keep iPad 2 Units Flowing - Speculation
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Foxconn plant explosion could potentially affect iPad 2 availability by 30%
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: Fallout From Foxconn Plant Explosion Continues
Charlie White / Mashable!: Third iPad Factory Worker Dies, More Details Emerge
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Foxconn to Suppliers: iPad 2 Production (and Next iPhone?) Will Not Be Delayed Due to Explosion
Foxconn to Suppliers: iPad 2 Production (and Next iPhone?) Will Not Be Delayed Due to Explosion
Discussion: CNET News, DigiTimes, Engadget, Computerworld, Tech Trader Daily, DigiTimes, L.A. Times Tech Blog, paidContent, Rev2.org, everythingiCafe and AllThingsD
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Foxconn: Explosion won't hurt iPad production
Richard Lai / Engadget: Foxconn confirms third death from explosion, earlier watchdog report points at aluminum dust (updated)
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
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: Foxconn to Apple: iPad 2 Production Remains On Schedule
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple And Foxconn Issue Statements On Explosion
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 …
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Sony now expects $3.2 billion loss due to earthquake
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Sony Q4 results expected to be one of its worst sales quarters in 11 years
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sony's PlayStation Network outage costs $171M
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal: Sony Expects Big Net Loss
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
Nick Marshall / Electricpig.co.uk: PlayStation Network outage will cost Sony £106m
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, Bloggasm and AllTwitter
Alyson Shontell / SAI: Fred Wilson Doesn't Deny That He's Sold Twitter Stock
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: Livescribe Press Center, Engadget, Digital Inspiration … and FT Tech Hub
Bkaufman / Livescribe Press Center: Livescribe™ Connect™ Makes Handwritten and Spoken Information Easily Shareable …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget: Livescribe Connect upgrade lets you share doodles in several ways, just not wirelessly (video)
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog: Send your Handwritten Notes to Google Docs with Livescribe
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Livescribe almost connects up dots
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.
Matt Black / Techinstyle.tv: Teaser Week: A never-before seen ASUS Tablet
David Cohen / All Facebook: Asus Uses Facebook To Tease New Tablet
Justin Marden / AndroidGuys: Asus Teases New Tablet
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: ASUS teases new device to debut at Computex 2011
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: The Register, TechEye, CNET News, Wall Street Journal, PC World, Pulse2 and TG Daily
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Cisco sued over Great Firewall of China
Steven Musil / CNET News: Lawsuit accuses Cisco of aiding Chinese repression
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal: Falun Gong Practitioners Sue Cisco
Michael Kan / PC World: Lawsuit Claims Cisco Aided Chinese Repression
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
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, The Cloud Blog, Between the Lines Blog, CloudAve, Bloomberg, 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 …
Peter Coffee / The Cloud Blog: The Truth of Things is in the Cloud
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Salesforce.com to build private label social network for Toyota
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: Chatting Cars and Enterprise Software
Yuki Hagiwara / Bloomberg: Toyota, Salesforce.com to Build Social Network for Customers
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
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Skype President Looks Ahead — Since last October, Tony Bates has been doing a lot of high-level job hopping. Last fall, he was recruited from Cisco Systems, where he was a senior vice president, by the investor group, led by Silver Lake Partners, that owns Skype.
Abe Murray / Google Book Search Blog:
Google eBooks: By the Numbers, Then and Now — It's been about six months since we launched Google eBooks. Now, we're happy to report there are more than three million free Google eBooks available in the U.S. for your enjoyment and enlightenment (as compared to more than two million at launch).
Discussion: PC World and Softpedia News, more at Mediagazer »
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: Google Touts Growth of E-book Service and Store
Glenn announces new digital discount site - Markdown.com! — Glenn and his company, Mercury Radio Arts, announce an exciting new business venture - Markdown.com! — Markdown is the latest addition to Glenn's expansive media business, and it represents his first venture into the “social buying” arena.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, SAI, The Huffington Post, TVNewser, Mediaite, Mashable! and Gawker, more at Mediagazer »
Lauren A. E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal: Glenn Beck to Offer Discount Deals
Glynnis MacNicol / SAI: WATCH OUT GROUPON: Glenn Beck Just Launched A Discount E-Commerce Business
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Glenn Beck Entering the ‘Daily Deals’ Business
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Glenn Beck Launches Groupon Competitor
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Glenn Beck Launches a Groupon Knockoff
Joshua Brustein / Bits:
One on One: Jaron Lanier — Jaron Lanier, a partner architect at Microsoft Research, has had a long and varied career in technology. Mr. Lanier popularized the term “virtual reality” in the 1980s and has worked for decades on computer science, physics and music.