The Official Google Blog:
Coming soon: make your phone your wallet — Today in our New York City office, along with Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint, we gave a demo of Google Wallet, an app that will make your phone your wallet. You'll be able to tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC).
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Tim Stevens / Engadget: Live from the Google Wallet press event!
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Google unveils mobile payments, coupon service
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Reveals Mobile Payment System [Live Blog]
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Google's NFC-Powered Digital Wallet: Room For Your Shopping Lists, Credit Cards ... And Complete Trust
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google, MasterCard offer ‘Google Wallet’ to allow consumers to pay with smartphones
Business Wire: Google, Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint Team up to Make Your Phone Your Wallet
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine: Tap and Pay: Google Launches Google Wallet and Google Offers
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next: Google Wallet and Google Offers announced
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Google Wallet: How Google's Going to Eat Your Real Wallet
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Google steps into mobile payments with Google Wallet, integrates with Google Offers
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Live Blogging The Google Wallet ("Molo") Press Event
Todd Haselton / BGR: Google announces Google Wallet and Google Offers for mobile payments
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Google Unveils Mobile Payment Wallet, Local Deal Offers
Mike Murphy / GMSV: Google unveils mobile payment plan
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google Officially Announces Google Wallet
Doug Aamoth / Techland: How the New ‘Google Wallet’ Mobile Payment System Works
@triciad: I can see why Google really wanted to buy Groupon now...Would this all be cooler if they were on stage together? Maybe.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google launches local deal service Google Offers — Google announced Google Offers, a service that allows for special offers and deals to be delivered to your inbox, Thursday morning at an event in NYC. — Google Offers will launch in Portland to start then spread outwards to other cities.
Ellis Hamburger / SAI:
Google Introduces Google Wallet, Works At Over 300,000 Mastercard PayPass Merchant Locations — Google just announced its mobile payments system Google Wallet, which will also be bundled with its Groupon-killer Google Offers. — The Google Wallet website just went up.
Discussion: CNNMoney.com, Digital Media Wire, Network World, AndroidGuys and Electronista
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Google Wallet Ushers in New Era of Commerce
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google Wallet On iPhone, WP7, RIM: “We Will Partner With Everyone” (But Will *They*?)
Hedge fund star calls for Microsoft CEO to go — (Reuters) - Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn called for Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to step down, saying the software company's long-time chief was stuck in the past. — Einhorn, speaking at the annual Ira Sohn …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Would replacing Ballmer really goose Microsoft's stock price?
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Beginning of the end for Microsoft's Ballmer? Hedge fund “star” says he should resign.
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Investor calls for Ballmer's head — but who will replace him?
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Einhorn To Microsoft CEO: Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back)
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Top fund manager: Ballmer must go
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Hedge fund manager wants Microsoft's Ballmer to go: Why it won't happen
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: David Einhorn Loves Microsoft, Hates Steve Ballmer
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Hedge fund calls for Ballmer's scalp
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Ballmer should resign, says hedge fund manager
Andrew Baron / @andrewbaron: If you invested $100K in Microsoft 10 yrs ago you would have just $69K today.
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Google NFC Plans, Ballmer Must Leave MS, Apple's Secret At WWDC, China Prison eGold, Kutcher Invests In Airnb
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: High profile investor says Steve Ballmer should step down
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Ballmer: Time up for ‘stuck in the past’ Microsoft CEO?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft CEO must go demands influential investor
Tim Schiesser / Neowin.net: Steve Ballmer needs to go, claims hedge fund manager
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: David Einhorn, hedge-fund star, calls for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's head
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Ballmer must go, says Microsoft shareholder
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: Major Microsoft shareholder wants Ballmer's blood
Courtney Comstock / SAI: Hedge Fund Manager David Einhorn To Microsoft: Fire Steve Ballmer
Jason Calacanis / @jason: What startup CEO would you replace Steve Ballmer with? — see: Hedge fund star calls for Microsoft CEO to go http://t.co/vCHWp9Q @answers
BogenDorpher / WinBeta: Microsoft Investor Wants CEO Steve Ballmer Fired
Azam Ahmed / DealBook:
Ballmer Must Go, Einhorn Says
Ballmer Must Go, Einhorn Says
Discussion: Computerworld, Seattle Times, L.A. Times Tech Blog, @katyawachtel, Guardian and The Register
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Ballmer needs to go, says investor David Einhorn
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Microsoft retracts CEO Ballmer's claim that Windows 8 is due in 2012
Katya Wachtel / @katyawachtel: Einhorn: its time for the microsoft board to tell ballmer to go #irasohn
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Microsoft shareholder calls for Ballmer's head
Dmitry Shapiro / Altly Blog:
The need for an Alternative to Facebook — For those of us that don't like to read, you can find a Summary of this post here. — Over the last few years, we have entered an important new era of digital communication. Social Networking is allowing us to communicate with each other in ways …
Peter Parkes / Heartbeat:
[UPDATED] Problems signing into Skype and making calls for a small number of users — A small number of you may have had problems signing in to Skype. This predominantly affects people using Skype for Windows. We have identified the problem and will issue a fix in the next few hours.
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Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Skype voice service crashes
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Some Skype Users Having Sign-In Issues, but Workaround Offered During Repairs
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Users blaming Microsoft for Skype outage
Gloria Sin / The Toybox Blog: How-to: Get Skype working again
John Cook / GeekWire: Microsoft takes heat after Skype outage
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Skype suffers outage, delivers quick fix
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: Skype Outage Easing; Simple Fix Said To Be In Works
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Skype connection issues identified, fix is being worked on
Peter Pachal / PC Magazine: How to Fix Your Skype Login Problems
John Leyden / The Register: $8.5bn Skype goes titsup again - including website
Todd Haselton / BGR: Skype service down for some, quick fix available now
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Skype's not working right now, here's how to fix it
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: I Hope Microsoft Got the Extended Warranty on Skype (Updated)
Marcus Pollice / Bright Side Of News*: Major Outage Hits Skype
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Skype is down, cause under investigation [Update: Fix!]
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Skype service falls over worldwide
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Skype currently down for some users [Update]
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Skype posts workaround instructions for connection issue found on Mac OS X
Jim Courtney / Voice on the Web: Skype Login Disruption-With a Fix On The Way
Melanie Pinola / Lifehacker: Skype Instructions for Fixing Connectivity Problems
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Square's name and design were changed by a lunch at Apple — According to Jack Dorsey, payment service Square was almost called ‘Squirrel’ and the card reader dongle was made of wood and shaped like an acorn. Until he had lunch at Apple. Update below. — Dorsey, Twitters co-founder …
Discussion: SAI, MacStories, RazorianFly and NBC Bay Area
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: How A Lunch At Apple Changed Square Forever
Federico Viticci / MacStories: A Lunch At Apple Changed Square's Name and Design
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Square's Hairy Apple Connection
Peter / The Mac Security Blog:
INTEGO SECURITY MEMO - New Mac Defender Variant, MacGuard, Doesn't Require Password for Installation — Malware: OSX/MacDefender.F and OSX/MacDefender.G — Risk: Medium; effective SEO poisoning has led many Mac users to this type of malware, and no administrator password is required to install this new variant.
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, Computerworld, Guardian, Softpedia News, Naked Security, The Consumerist, The Register, Dennis Fisher, Help Net Security, O'Grady's PowerPage, Between the Lines Blog, Hardware 2.0 Blog, thinq_, SANS Internet Storm Center …, blog.chron.com, RazorianFly, Technologizer, TechEye, MacRumors, SlashGear, Pocket-lint, BetaNews, Examiner, AppleInsider and iClarified
Kenneth Butler / LAPTOP Magazine: Evolved MacDefender Malware Can Install to Macs Without Permission
Jared Newman / Computerworld: Mac Malware is Back. Your Move, Apple
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Repulsing a Mac malware attack
Naked Security / Sophos: Apple malware evolved - No password required
John Leyden / The Register: New Mac scareware variant installs without password
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: New version of “Mac Defender” malware found, lacks administrator password requirement
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Apple's malware challenge: Usability as its security world changes
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Mac OS X has you covered ... really?
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: MacDefender malware mutates into MacGuard
Swa Frantzen / SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: MacDefender ups the ante with removing the password need for installation, (Thu, May 26th)
Dwight Silverman / blog.chron.com: More Mac malware madness: No password required
Edward Berridge / TechEye: More malware for the Mac appears
Chris Davies / SlashGear: MacDefender malware renamed MacGuard, bypasses Apple fix
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: Apple's defences decay in wake of stronger Mac Defender malware
Rich Mogull / Macworld:
Mac Defender: Pay attention but don't panic
Mac Defender: Pay attention but don't panic
Discussion: Edible Apple and TUAW
Megan Lavey-Heaton / TUAW: In a MacDefender world, practice constant vigilance
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Files Lawsuit Against Teenager Who Sold White iPhone 4 Conversion Kits, Settlement Reached? — Last November, we highlighted the story of New York City teenager Fei Lam, who had managed to sell $130,000 worth of white iPhone 4 parts in just a few months to customers eager to get their hands …
Discussion: AppleInsider, App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, Patently Apple, Make, Network World, The Loop, RazorianFly, MacStories, Electronista and everythingiCafe
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Apple Stamps Out 17-Year Old Entrepreneur
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple sues (settles?) kid who sold Steve Wozniak white iPhone 4
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple: Apple Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against whiteiphone4now.com
Phillip Torrone / Make: Apple vs Teenager Who Sold White iPhone 4 Conversion Kits
Yoni Heisler / Network World: Apple sues (and settles with?) teenager who sold white iPhone 4 conversion kits
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple Files Lawsuit Against Kid Who Sold White iPhone 4 Parts
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Apple Sues white iPhone 4 conversion kit company
Lee Hower / Fortune:
How LinkedIn first raised money (and endured rejection) — LinkedIn went public last week, with investors falling over each other to buy shares at a market cap that now exceeds $9 billion. But it wasn't always so easy for the social network to raise money.
Alyson Shontell / SAI: LinkedIn's Lee Hower Describes The Brutal Series A Fundraising Process
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
No Spotify inside Facebook, two record labels still needed for US launch — There has been some interesting speculation regarding the relationship between hot (at least in Europe) music streaming service Spotify and gargantuan social platform Facebook. Now Forbes is reporting that Facebook …
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Ellis Hamburger / SAI: Spotify Is Still Two Labels Away From Launching In The US, Negotiations Continue
Mike Murphy / GMSV: Time to oust Ballmer? Plus, Amazon goes Gaga again, and Facebook's cloud music plans
Andrew Orlowski / The Register: Zuckerberg ‘snuggles up to Spotify’
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Facebook Spotify Music Deal not Close
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: Spotify socialises with Facebook in music streaming deal
Giles Turnbull / Techland: Why Spotify and Facebook Would Make a Great Team
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Facebook, Twitter, Google
Chris Smith / T3.com News: Tech Today: Spotify on Facebook, WP7 app web store
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Amazon Repeats $0.99 Deal On Lady Gaga Album, Says Servers Won't Melt This Time — Earlier this week, Amazon offered the new album from superstar Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’, for a mere $0.99 in an effort to get people to discover its recently launched Cloud Drive / Player service.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Business Wire, WebProNews, AllThingsD, Between the Lines Blog, Ubergizmo, GeekWire, Gadgetell and Music Ally
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Amazon reboots 99¢ Lady Gaga album deal, “this time we're ready”
Chris Richardson / WebProNews: Amazon Tries Lady Gaga Release Again
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Lady Gaga's Born This Way on sale for $0.99 again today
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Lady GaGa “Born This Way” album drops to $0.99 with AmazonMP3 one more time
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Samsung Galaxy S outsells the iPhone in Japan during Q1 2011 — The Japanese mobile industry is one that's filled with ridiculous devices made by handset vendors that almost never sell their creations overseas. It's why many call Japan the Galápagos Islands of mobile.
Discussion: eWeek and 9to5 Google
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: In Japan, Samsung Galaxy S beats the iPhone
China using prisoners in lucrative internet gaming scam — Labour camp detainees endure hard labour by day, online ‘gold farming’ by night — As a prisoner at the Jixi labour camp, Liu Dali would slog through tough days breaking rocks and digging trenches in the open cast coalmines of north-east China.
Discussion: Computerworld, VentureBeat, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Techland, Betabeat, Geek.com, GamePolitics News, TG Daily, SlashGear, Engadget, Penn Olson, Neowin.net, thinq_, The Next Web and Massively
Quintin Smith / Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Chinese Prisoners Used As Gold Farmers?
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: Celebrity Edition
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Chinese prison hard labor includes MMO gold farming
Kate Taylor / TG Daily: Chinese convicts forced to play World of Warcraft
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Prisoners in China forced into World of Warcraft gold farming
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Chinese prisoners forced to produce virtual gold, real profits for their guards
Tim Schiesser / Neowin.net: Prisoners in China forced to produce virtual gold for guards
Gareth Halfacree / thinq_: Chinese labour camps turned into gold farms
Francis Tan / The Next Web: Chinese inmates forced to farm gold online
Justin Olivetti / Massively: Chinese prisoners forced to farm MMOs for cash
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Rumor: Apple courting Samsung to build AMOLED displays for iPad 3? — File this one under the highly improbable drawer because there's little chance Samsung will let Apple get their hands on its active-matrix organic LED technology, better known as AMOLED, which is an important differentiating …
Kim Ji-hyun / ASIA NEWS NETWORK: Apple, Samsung in talks over displays for iPad3
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Rumor: Apple's Tim Cook visits Samsung to discuss OLED screens for ‘iPad 3’
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: The iPad 3: Brighter Screens, Reduced Power Consumption
Federico Viticci / MacStories: New Rumor Claims Apple Is Considering AMOLED For iPad 3
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Apple tapping Samsung for AMOLED iPad 3 display?
Kyle / GSMArena Blog: Is Samsung going to replace LG into manufacturing displays for Apple? iPad 3 with AMOLED - fact or fiction?
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Apple eyeing Samsung AMOLED display for the iPad 3
Ben Camm-Jones / Computerworld: Apple wants Samsung to make AMOLED displays for iPad 3
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple in Talks with Samsung over OLED Display for iPad 3: Report
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Online Shopping Startup ProjectSlice Raises $9.4 Million From Eric Schmidt, Michael Birch And Others — Stealthy startup ProjectSlice is launching to the public today and announcing a $9.4 million Series A funding round led by DCM and Lightspeed Venture Partners with Michael Birch …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, VatorNews, gigaom.com, AllThingsD and Changing Way
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Project Slice gets $9.4M to organize receipts
Andrew / Changing Way: ProjectSlice and Online Shopping
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Kaboom! Kabam raises $85M for hardcore social gaming business — Here's a “kaboom” for all those social game skeptics out there. Kabam has raised $85 million in a fourth round of funding to fuel its business making hardcore games for social networks such as Facebook.
Discussion: Inside Social Games, AllThingsD, Mashable!, Digits, silicontap.com and Venture Capital Dispatch
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Kabam Raises $85 Million to Build the Zynga of Hardcore Gaming
Pui-Wing Tam / Digits: Kabam Raises $85 Million
iPhone 4S to be revealed at WWDC? Invites appear to confirm it... If you believe the rumours currently fizzing down Britain's broadband pipes, Apple has pretty much put the kibosh on iPhone 5 - at least for 2011. — But if that's the case, why is Apple's public relations department …
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, Digital Trends, PhoneArena, App Advice, Neowin.net, Appolicious Advisor, MacHackPC, Softpedia News, Newlaunches.com, Redmond Pie and AppleInsider
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Rumor: Apple to Announce iPhone 4S at WWDC in June?
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Rumor: iPhone 4S to debut at WWDC, after all
Joe White / App Advice: Apple's iPhone PR Team Invite UK Journalists To WWDC - New iPhone Will Be Announced After All?
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: Rumor: There really could be a new iPhone at WWDC
Softpedia News: Apple Invites British Journalists to WWDC 2011, iPhone 4S Announcement Imminent, Says Report
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: Apple Rounding Up UK Journalists For WWDC - New iPhone Hardware Announcement Imminent?
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple's iPhone PR team reportedly inviting UK press to cover WWDC
Nick Hughes / So Entrepreneurial:
Bubbles and Golden Ages — I once watched an interview where angel investor Fred Wilson offhandedly noted reading a book which transformed the way he looked at markets and the web in general. I instantly went to Amazon and ordered it and spent the next week reading it front to back.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Nick Hughes / The Business Insider: The Evolution Of The Tech Bubble
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Pandora Pre-IPO Numbers Getting Bigger and Bigger — Here's some red meat for investors thinking about buying into Pandora's IPO: Go-go growth numbers for the company's first three months of 2011. — Pandora says revenue, users, and usage are all way, way up, driven primarily …
Fred / A VC:
Some Thoughts On InvestorRank — Chris Farmer, a VC with General Catalyst, presented some interesting data yesterday at Disrupt. He ranked VC firms on the basis of what companies they invested in as the first VC investor. If you invested in a highly successful company in the first round …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: InvestorRank Ranks The Top VCs In The Country