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!
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Google: Hand over your wallet and no one will get hurt
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: With Google Wallet, How Much Potential Will There Be For Third-Party Developers?
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Gaga over Google Wallet, with TPM?
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Reveals Mobile Payment System: Google Wallet
Ed Oswald / BetaNews: Google debuts NFC enabled pay-by-phone system
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Google plans to make special Google Wallet stickers for phones without NFC
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Google: “Goodbye wallet. The phone will take it from here”
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
Quentin Hardy / At Your Servers: Where Google Mobile Payment Goes
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Google Wallet: Some Preliminary Thoughts
Edward C. Baig / USA Today: Google announces mobile payment system: Google Wallet
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Google Wallet teams with Citi, MasterCard
Jeremy Hill / Gadgetell: Google takes the lid of Google Wallet
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Google's NFC-Powered Digital Wallet: Room For Your Shopping Lists, Credit Cards ... And Complete Trust
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Google unveils mobile payments, coupon service
Jared Newman / Techland: Google Wallet Is Coming. Don't Be Afraid.
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google, MasterCard offer ‘Google Wallet’ to allow consumers to pay with smartphones
Nilay Patel / This is my next: Motorola, HTC, and Samsung all building Google Wallet NFC-enabled Android phones for Sprint
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Google Wallet is Official
Sean P. Aune / TechnoBuffalo: Google Wallet - Will NFC Matter to Consumers?
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Why merchants love Google Wallet
Tiffany Kaiser / DailyTech: Google Wallet Officially Announced
Mike Murphy / GMSV: Google unveils mobile payment plan
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine: Tap and Pay: Google Launches Google Wallet and Google Offers
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
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Google announces Google Wallet, an open commerce NFC ecosystem
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Google Wallet debuts, promises a wallet-free future
Todd Haselton / BGR: Google announces Google Wallet and Google Offers for mobile payments
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Google Wallet Announced, You Can Now Ditch Your Wallet For Your Phone [VIDEO]
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Google Unveils Mobile Payment Wallet, Local Deal Offers
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Google Wallet Ushers in New Era of Commerce
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next: Google Wallet and Google Offers announced (update: video)
@triciad: I can see why Google really wanted to buy Groupon now...Would this all be cooler if they were on stage together? Maybe.
Antonio Wells / Android Tapp: Are you ready to wave your phone and Pay? Coming soon with Google Wallet and Sprint's Nexus S 4G!
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google Officially Announces Google Wallet
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Google Wallet and Google Offers Innovate the Mobile Payment Space Like We've Never Seen Before
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Gives Everyone $10 to Try New Google Wallet...but There's a Catch … Google's NFC-enabled mobile wallet was announced this morning in partnership with mobile operator Sprint, issuing bank Citi and payment network MasterCard. But did you know that you don't have to be a Citi card holder to try the service?
Discussion: paidContent and @graywolf
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.
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Google Wallet May Be Missing Key Partners
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Special Stickers Will Bring Google Wallet To Android Phones That Lack NFC
Sarah Clark / Near Field Communications World: Google Wallet: Day one for NFC?
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine: Video: Google Wallet In Action
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection Blog: Google Wallet enables mobile NFC payments on Android, gives away readers
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized: Google Wins Mobile Payments Race With Summer Launch Of ‘Wallet’ App
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: Google Wallet: Do You Want A Wallet With An Android Battery Life?
Steve Kovach / Tools: Why No One Will Be Using Google Wallet Yet
Terrance Gaines / AppScout: Google Wallet Demo'ed - Mobile Payments Coming Soon
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google Wallet: Handicapping why it will (and won't) work — Google has launched its big move into mobile payments with Google Wallet, which aims to turn your phone to revamp how you pay for items. The big questions revolve around Google Wallet adoption and whether the search giant and partners …
Discussion: ZDNet, Ubergizmo, Visa's Blog, Techland and 9to5 Google
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Google Wallet officially announced
Doug Aamoth / Techland: How the New ‘Google Wallet’ Mobile Payment System Works
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Boom, Google Wallet is live
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: Screenwerk, Electronista, MacStories and Local Media Watch
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google Wallet + Offers: How Big, How Fast?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Wallet May Work with Future NFC iPhones
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Google launches local deal service Google Offers
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: CNET News, BetaNews, The Next Web, Mashable! and SiliconFilter, Thanks:steverubel
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Gmail ‘people widget’ tidies up your inbox
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: New People Widget in Gmail adds context to your contacts
Charlie White / Mashable!: New Gmail Widget Tells You All About the People You're Emailing
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Gmail's ‘People Widget’ Takes On Rapportive, No Browser Plugin Required
Gmail's ‘People Widget’ Takes On Rapportive, No Browser Plugin Required
Discussion: The Next Web
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Google announces Gmail people widget
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: ZDNet, AppleInsider, BGR, PC World, MacRumors, CNET News, 9 to 5 Mac, Geek.com, AllThingsD, WebProNews, Gizmodo, TechnoBuffalo, Pulse2, The Next Web, TiPb, RazorianFly, TUAW and MacStories, Thanks:kakanturing
James Kendrick / ZDNet: Amazon opens Mac software store with downloads
Todd Haselton / BGR: Amazons launches Mac Download Store
Gregg Keizer / PC World: Amazon Challenges Apple With Mac App Download Store
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Amazon opens up Mac downloads stores
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Amazon releases a Mac Software download store
Alan Henry / Geek.com: Amazon unveils the Mac Download Store
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Well, At Least Amazon Didn't Call It the Mac App Store
Sean P. Aune / TechnoBuffalo: Amazon Launches Mac App Store
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Amazon Launches A Mac Download Store
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Amazon launches Mac Store competitor: Mac Download Store
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: So how long until Amazon buys Cydia?
Megan Lavey-Heaton / TUAW: Amazon says ‘no MAS’ with Mac Download Store
Chris Herbert / MacStories: Amazon Launches Mac App Store Competitor: Mac Download Store
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: The Register, L.A. Times Tech Blog, SAI, Runnin' Scared, Neowin.net, Pulse2, WebProNews and The Next Web
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Billionaire Zuckerberg kills to eat
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg is only eating the meat he kills ... really
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Mark Zuckerberg, Hunter, Sustainability Enthusiast
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Mark Zuckerberg announces he's only eating meat he kills himself
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.
Discussion: MediaFile, GeekWire, VentureBeat, Guardian, All about Microsoft Blog, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Network World, DealBook and PE Hub Blog
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Microsoft backs Ballmer
John Cook / GeekWire: Microsoft board backs Ballmer after hedge fund manager calls for CEO's resignation
Simon Bowers / Guardian: Microsoft's Ballmer must go, says hedge fund tycoon
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Would replacing Ballmer really goose Microsoft's stock price?
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
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion
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: SAI, Inquirer, MediaPost, Daring Fireball, Communications …, Between the Lines Blog and CNET News, Thanks:rockbandit
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Steve Ballmer, Meet Your Replacement
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Einhorn: Ballmer's Bad For Microsoft's Business
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Hedge fund manager wants Microsoft's Ballmer to go: Why it won't happen
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Top fund manager: Ballmer must go
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
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: @twitter, ReadWriteWeb, WebProNews, Mashable! and The Next Web
@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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: New Twitter Feature Offers “Out of Body” Experience
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Twitter Lets You View Others' Timelines
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!: Twitter Lets You See Other Users' Timelines
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Twitter now lets you view other people's twitter streams
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: Reuters, Mashable!, Pulse2 and SAI, more at Mediagazer »
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: Facebook, Zuckerberg say ownership suit a “fraud”
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Facebook Claims Ceglia's Evidence Is “Doctored” and “Fabricated.”
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Calls Paul Ceglia Lawsuit “Outrageous Fraud” Brought By “An Inveterate Scam Artist”
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: paidContent, CNET News, Techdirt, Slyck, CircleID, PlagiarismToday, Company Town and Hollywood Reporter
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Senate panel OKs controversial antipiracy bill
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: NATO Joins MPAA's Coalition of the Willing to Support the Protect IP Act
CircleID: Experts Urge Congress to Reject DNS Filtering from PROTECT IP Act, Serious Technical Concerns Raised
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: First Hurdle
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
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, Patently Apple, Pulse2, The Loop, RazorianFly, Network World, MacStories, 9 to 5 Mac and Make
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple: Apple Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against whiteiphone4now.com
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Files Lawsuit Against Teenager Fei Lam
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
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple sues (settles?) kid who sold Steve Wozniak white iPhone 4
Phillip Torrone / Make: Apple vs Teenager Who Sold White iPhone 4 Conversion Kits
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, RazorianFly and Pulse2
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
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.
Discussion: Computerworld, The Next Web, Engadget, msnbc.com, TechFlash, AllThingsD, GeekWire, RazorianFly, Softpedia News, The Microsoft Blog, InfoWorld, Gizmodo Australia, BGR India, Digital Trends, Ubergizmo, GSMArena Blog, CNET News, TechnoBuffalo, Bright Side Of News*, SlashGear and Pocket-lint
Tony Bradley / Computerworld: Skype Suffers Outage: What You Need to Know
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Skype's not working right now, here's how to fix it
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
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Skype voice service crashes
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo Australia: I Hope Microsoft Got The Extended Warranty
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
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Skype suffers outage, delivers quick fix
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
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: The Microsoft Blog, Computerworld, Bloomberg, All about Microsoft Blog, CrunchGear, Microsoft News, I4U News and The Business Insider
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Report: Microsoft to show tablet version of Windows 8 next week
Jordan Crook / CrunchGear: Windows 8 For Tablets To Debut 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!
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
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Online Ad Spend Continued To Surge In Q1; Google Overtakes Yahoo In Display — Following last year's dramatic comeback in online ad spending, the industry was expecting things to cool down this year. So far, that hasn't happened, judging by the Q1 spending figures released …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Digital Media Wire, IAB, VentureBeat, Search Engine Land, Computerworld, AdAge and AllThingsD, more at Mediagazer »
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: Search Helps Drive Q1 Internet Advertising to Record $7.3 Billion
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Q1 Online Ad Revenues $7.3 Billion, Search Nearly Half
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: U.S. online ad market up 23% in Q1
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Google Just Blew Past Yahoo in Online Display Advertising
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: Between the Lines Blog, SAI and Neowin.net
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 …
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Pandora's Pre-IPO Numbers: Not Too Shabby
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: OLED-Info, PC Magazine, The Korea Herald, Electronista, MacStories, SlashGear, Edible Apple, AppleInsider, Computerworld, MacDailyNews, App Advice, MacRumors, GSMArena Blog, RazorianFly and TiPb
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’
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?
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.