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!
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Gaga over Google Wallet, with TPM?
Ed Oswald / BetaNews: Google debuts NFC enabled pay-by-phone system
Casey Newton / SFGate: Google promises to turn your phone into a wallet
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Wallet? I'm Going to Need Some Convincing
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Payments Are Only the Beginning for Google
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Google: “Goodbye wallet. The phone will take it from here”
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Special Stickers Will Bring Google Wallet To Android Phones That Lack NFC
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Reveals Mobile Payment System: Google Wallet
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Google Wallet: Some Preliminary Thoughts
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Google unveils mobile payments, coupon service
Business Wire: Google, Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint Team up to Make Your Phone Your Wallet
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
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine: Tap and Pay: Google Launches Google Wallet and Google Offers
Nilay Patel / This is my next: Motorola, HTC, and Samsung all building Google Wallet NFC-enabled Android phones for Sprint
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next: Google Wallet and Google Offers announced (update: video)
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Google Wallet: How Google's Going to Eat Your Real Wallet
Edward C. Baig / USA Today: Google announces mobile payment system: Google Wallet
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Google steps into mobile payments with Google Wallet, integrates with Google Offers
Todd Haselton / BGR: Google announces Google Wallet and Google Offers for mobile payments
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Google Unveils Mobile Payment Wallet, Local Deal Offers
Jared Newman / Techland: Google Wallet Is Coming. Don't Be Afraid.
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Google Wallet is Official
Sean P. Aune / TechnoBuffalo: Google Wallet - Will NFC Matter to Consumers?
Antonio Wells / Android Tapp: Are you ready to wave your phone and Pay? Coming soon with Google Wallet and Sprint's Nexus S 4G!
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Boom, Google Wallet is live
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Google announces Google Wallet, an open commerce NFC ecosystem
Tiffany Kaiser / DailyTech: Google Wallet Officially Announced
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Google Wallet and Google Offers Innovate the Mobile Payment Space Like We've Never Seen Before
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Google Wallet Announced, You Can Now Ditch Your Wallet For Your Phone [VIDEO]
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Google Wallet Ushers in New Era of Commerce
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google Officially Announces Google Wallet
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Google Wallet debuts, promises a wallet-free future
Mike Murphy / GMSV: Google unveils mobile payment plan
@triciad: I can see why Google really wanted to buy Groupon now...Would this all be cooler if they were on stage together? Maybe.
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Google announces Google Wallet and Google Offers, here's everything you need to know
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.
Sarah Clark / Near Field Communications World: Google Wallet: Day one for NFC?
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Google Wallet may be missing key partners
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine: Video: Google Wallet In Action
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: Google Wallet: Do You Want A Wallet With An Android Battery Life?
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized: Google Wins Mobile Payments Race With Summer Launch Of ‘Wallet’ App
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection Blog: Google Wallet enables mobile NFC payments on Android, gives away readers
Quentin Hardy / At Your Servers: Where Google Mobile Payment Goes
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google Wallet + Offers: How Big, How Fast?
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Google Unveils Mobile Wallet Service
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Google Wallet teams with Citi, MasterCard
Steve Kovach / Tools: Why No One Will Be Using Google Wallet Yet
Terrance Gaines / AppScout: Google Wallet Demo'ed - Mobile Payments Coming Soon
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Wallet On iPhone, WP7, RIM: “We Will Partner With Everyone” (But Will *They*?) — Today, during their Google Wallet/Offers unveiling at the NYC headquarters, Google touted the openness of their new system. Naturally, someone asked a question about what this meant for other, non-Android phone?
Discussion: Electronista, MacStories and Local Media Watch
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Wallet May Work with Future NFC iPhones
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Google launches local deal service Google Offers
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Gives Everyone $10 to Try New Google Wallet...but There's a Catch
Google Gives Everyone $10 to Try New Google Wallet...but There's a Catch
Discussion: paidContent and @graywolf
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google Wallet: Handicapping why it will (and won't) work
Google Wallet: Handicapping why it will (and won't) work
Discussion: Visa's Blog, ZDNet and Techland
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft board backs Ballmer over Einhorn — (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's board stood behind Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer on Thursday, defending its longtime leader after influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn touched off a debate by calling for his dismissal.
Simon Bowers / Guardian: Microsoft's Ballmer must go, says hedge fund tycoon
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Hedge fund guru says Ballmer must leave Microsoft
Ryan Block / gdgt:
It's time for Bill Gates to come back to Microsoft. — This has not been Steve Ballmer's week. Well, it hasn't really been his half-decade, but it's really not been his week: first, long-time industry stalwart IBM takes Microsoft's place behind Apple as the second most valuable technology company …
Discussion: Computerworld and The Register, Thanks:rockbandit
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Beginning of the end for Microsoft's Ballmer? Hedge fund “star” says he should resign.
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Ballmer: Time up for ‘stuck in the past’ Microsoft CEO?
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?
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Investor calls for Ballmer's head — but who will replace him?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Hedge fund manager wants Microsoft's Ballmer to go: Why it won't happen
Jon Brodkin / Network World: The week in Steve Ballmer: CEO ignores call for his head, talks Windows 8, China piracy and sees Microsoft stock rise
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Ballmer needs to go, says investor David Einhorn
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Einhorn To Microsoft CEO: Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back)
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Hedgefund Company Greenlight Capital President David Einhorn Wants Microsoft CEO To Step Down
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Hedge fund calls for Ballmer's scalp
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Top fund manager: Ballmer must go
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: David Einhorn Loves Microsoft, Hates Steve Ballmer
Andrew Baron / @andrewbaron: If you invested $100K in Microsoft 10 yrs ago you would have just $69K today.
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: High profile investor says Steve Ballmer should step down
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 …
Discussion: All Facebook and @kevinmarks
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Ex-MySpace Exec Launching Facebook Alternative
Kevin Marks / @kevinmarks: How about @jeremie's http://lockerproject.org as an alternative to Facebook? #gluecon
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Ex-Myspace Exec to Launch Facebook Alternative With Funding From DFJ
Ex-Myspace Exec to Launch Facebook Alternative With Funding From DFJ
Discussion: Tools, TechCrunch and Pulse2
Ellis Hamburger / Tools: This Guy's Startup Wants To Be The First Facebook Competitor, And He Has Big Money Behind It
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Amazon launches Mac Download Store — Amazon already has a mobile App Store, but the company on Thursday launched the Mac Download Store. — Competing directing with Apple's Mac Store, Amazon says its store has 250 of the biggest software and game titles available for Mac.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, CNET News, AllThingsD, SAI, Gizmodo, TechnoBuffalo, TUAW, RazorianFly, MacStories, TiPb, The Next Web, Lifehacker and everythingiCafe, Thanks:kakanturing
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Amazon releases a Mac Software download store
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Amazon opens up Mac downloads stores
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Well, At Least Amazon Didn't Call It the Mac App Store
Sean P. Aune / TechnoBuffalo: Amazon Launches Mac App Store
Megan Lavey-Heaton / TUAW: Amazon says ‘no MAS’ with Mac Download Store
Chris Herbert / MacStories: Amazon Launches Mac App Store Competitor: Mac Download Store
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: So how long until Amazon buys Cydia?
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Amazon launches Mac Store competitor: Mac Download Store
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Amazon Launches Mac App Store Competitor
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Mark Zuckerberg's new challenge: Eating only what he kills (and yes, we do mean literally...) — Last year Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Chinese. Now he's determined to get in touch with his food. If the goats, lobsters and chickens of Silicon Valley aren't trembling, they should be.
Discussion: SAI and WebProNews
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Mark Zuckerberg, Hunter, Sustainability Enthusiast
Zohair Hyder / Gmail Blog:
Introducing the people widget — (Cross-posted on the Google Enterprise Blog) — Email is just as much about the people you communicate with as it is what you communicate about. We think it can be helpful to view relevant information in context, which is why over the next two weeks we're rolling …
Discussion: The Next Web, TechCrunch and SiliconFilter, Thanks:steverubel
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Facebook Slams Man Who Claims Ownership — Facebook on Thursday answered the New York wood pellet salesman who claims he owns a good part of Facebook. And it doesn't mince words. — On the heels of the Winklevoss twins, who have claimed for years that they came up with the idea for Facebook …
Discussion: SAI, more at Mediagazer »
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: MacStories, Pulse2, SAI and RazorianFly
Federico Viticci / MacStories: A Lunch At Apple Changed Square's Name and Design
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Square Was Almost Named Squirrel Until Dorsey Talked To Apple
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: How A Lunch At Apple Changed Square Forever
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: Gizmodo, AppleInsider, Pulse2, App Advice, Patently Apple, 9 to 5 Mac, The Loop, Network World, RazorianFly, MacStories and Make
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Files Lawsuit Against Teenager Fei Lam
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Apple Stamps Out 17-Year Old Entrepreneur
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple: Apple Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against whiteiphone4now.com
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple sues (settles?) kid who sold Steve Wozniak white iPhone 4
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
Phillip Torrone / Make: Apple vs Teenager Who Sold White iPhone 4 Conversion Kits
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Blacklists, ahoy! PROTECT IP Act sails on to Senate floor — The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning unanimously approved the PROTECT IP Act by a voice vote after a brief markup; the hugely controversial Internet blacklisting bill now moves to the Senate floor with minimal changes, and may—or may not—soon come to a vote.
Discussion: Techdirt, paidContent, Slyck, CNET News, PlagiarismToday, Hollywood Reporter and Company Town
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: NATO Joins MPAA's Coalition of the Willing to Support the Protect IP Act
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Senate panel OKs controversial antipiracy bill
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: First Hurdle
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter: Senate Committee Passes Bill Targeting Sites With Pirated Content
Richard Verrier / Company Town: Senate Judiciary committee approves anti-piracy bill
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Sen. Ron Wyden places a “hold” on the PROTECT IP Act
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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Tony Bradley / Computerworld: Skype Suffers Outage: What You Need to Know
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Skype voice service crashes
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Users blaming Microsoft for Skype outage
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Some Skype Users Having Sign-In Issues, but Workaround Offered During Repairs
Gloria Sin / The Toybox Blog: How-to: Get Skype working again
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Skype's not working right now, here's how to fix it
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Skype suffers outage, delivers quick fix
Todd Haselton / BGR India: Skype service down for some, quick fix available now
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Skype connection issues identified, fix is being worked on
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
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: I Hope Microsoft Got the Extended Warranty on Skype (Updated)
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Skype currently down for some users [Update]
Peter Pachal / PC Magazine: How to Fix Your Skype Login Problems
John Leyden / The Register: $8.5bn Skype goes titsup again - including website
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Now You Can See Twitter The Way I See Twitter — Twitter has just rolled out a nifty little feature. Now on anyone's profile, when click on the “Following” link, you'll be able to see exactly how they see Twitter. In other words, you can see the same timeline of tweets that they see when they're looking at their main feed.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, @twitter and The Next Web
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: New Twitter Feature Offers “Out of Body” Experience
@twitter: We're rolling out a new option for the “following” page: view Tweets from the accounts a user follows, as well as a list of those accounts.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Twitter now lets you view other people's twitter streams
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: 9to5 Google
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: In Japan, Samsung Galaxy S beats the iPhone
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 …
Discussion: ASIA NEWS NETWORK, PC Magazine, OLED-Info, Edible Apple, eWeek, MacStories, SlashGear, MacRumors, AppleInsider, Computerworld, Computerworld, MacDailyNews, App Advice, GSMArena Blog, RazorianFly, TiPb and I4U News
Kim Ji-hyun / ASIA NEWS NETWORK: Apple, Samsung in talks over displays for iPad3
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?
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Rumor: Apple's Tim Cook visits Samsung to discuss OLED screens for ‘iPad 3’
Ben Camm-Jones / Computerworld: Apple wants Samsung to make AMOLED displays for iPad 3
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: The iPad 3: Brighter Screens, Reduced Power Consumption
Kyle / GSMArena Blog: Is Samsung going to replace LG into manufacturing displays for Apple? iPad 3 with AMOLED - fact or fiction?
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Apple tapping Samsung for AMOLED iPad 3 display?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple in Talks with Samsung over OLED Display for iPad 3: Report
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.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft To Show Tablet Software Next Week — Microsoft Windows chief Steve Sinofsky will show Microsoft's upcoming tablet software at the AllThingsDigital D:9 conference next week, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg (no link because its on the Bloomberg terminal).
Discussion: All about Microsoft Blog, I4U News and The Business Insider
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Report: Microsoft to show tablet version of Windows 8 next week
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Microsoft Windows Tablet 7 OS to break Cover next Week: Rumor
Matthew Shanahan / The Business Insider: Counting Page Views? Don't Call It A Business Model!
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: PC Magazine, Electronista, VentureBeat, AllThingsD, Between the Lines Blog, Ubergizmo, Gadgetell and GeekWire
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Amazon's 99-Cent Lady Gaga Album Promo Is On Again
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Amazon reboots 99¢ Lady Gaga album deal, “this time we're ready”
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
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: alarm:clock, ReadWriteWeb, gigaom.com, AllThingsD, Changing Way and VatorNews
Andrew / Changing Way: ProjectSlice and Online Shopping
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Project Slice gets $9.4M to organize receipts
Wall Street Journal:
Ballmer Details China Piracy Problems — BEIJING—Microsoft Corp.'s revenue in China this year will be about 5% of what it gets in the U.S. even though personal-computer sales in the two countries are almost equal, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said in remarks that offer new details on the software giant's struggle with piracy.
Discussion: SAI and Neowin.net
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Ballmer: Google Has “Taken A Failed Approach So Far” To Tablets
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.