Ilya Grigorik / PostRank Blog:
PostRank has been acquired by Google! — From the seed of an idea in late 2006, to the launch of PostRank in mid 2007, and an incredible four years of continuous learning, iteration, and developing and launching new products—what an amazing experience it has been. And yet, the best is still yet to come.
Discussion: GigaOM, VatorNews, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, WebProNews, @hornokplease, @miguelrios, @alexdc, StartupNorth, @pkedrosky and Pulse2
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Google Fights Off Brain Drain With PostRank Buy
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Google acquires PostRank to bulk up socially
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Google acquires PostRank, a social analytics service
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google Acquires Postrank: A Fork in the Road for the Future of Social Media
Richard Nevins / @hornokplease: Will be interesting to see if @PostRank is an early foray by Google into social analytics; seems like a logical direction for them to go
Alex de Carvalho / @alexdc: Shoring up Google's +1 button RT @igrigorik: huuuge day for PostRank today - we're joining Google! http://bit.ly/jo5Jc3 :-)
Jevon MacDonald / StartupNorth: PostRank acquired by Google
Paul Kedrosky / @pkedrosky: Congrats to Waterloo ON-based @PostRank for being bought by Google. http://bit.ly/lQ7pAb
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google Acquires PostRank
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires PostRank, An Analytics Service For The Social Web — In another move that makes it clear that Google is putting a much greater focus on ‘social’, the search giant has just acquired PostRank. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. — PostRank is a service that helps measure …
Discussion: PostRank, Computerworld, Between the Lines Blog, Mobile Marketing Watch, 9to5 Google, @igrigorik and AllThingsD
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Google buys social analytics vendor PostRank
Michael / Mobile Marketing Watch: Google Gobbles Up PostRank in Surprise Acquisition in the Mobile Social Space
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Boom, Google acquires PostRank to bolster up its social intelligence
Ilya Grigorik / @igrigorik: huuuge day for PostRank today - we're joining Google! http://bit.ly/jo5Jc3 :-)
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple pays music bigs $100M+ — Apple will fork over between $100 million and $150 million in advanced payments to the four major music labels in order to get its iCloud off the ground, three separate sources told The Post. — The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant has agreed to pay …
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Apple's iCloud on the horizon
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: NYPost: Apple paying major music labels up to $150 million for rights to music on iCloud
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Apple Drops $100M+ On The Music Industry
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Paying Between $100 and $150 Million To 4 Major Music Labels For iCloud
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple paying music labels $100M-$150M for iCloud
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Apple Strikes Universal Music Deal
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Report: Apple to pay music labels big advances
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Am I a Music Pirate? I Don't Know
Eliot Van Buskirk / The Huffington Post: Report: Apple Pays $100 Million to Labels for iCloud
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: Apple paying up to $150 million to music labels for iCloud
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Apple fronting $100+ million to launch iCloud
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: Rumor Roundup: All About Apple's iCloud Streaming Service
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog: Music Labels Received up to $150m from Apple for Signing onto iCloud
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iCloud costing Apple up to $150m to charm labels?
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Apple iCloud Advances Major Labels $100-$150 Million, Indies Get $0 (Zero, Zip, Nothing)
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple iCloud: Nice incremental revenue boost, but halo effect more notable — Apple has inked its licensing pact with Universal Music Group and will reportedly charge $25 a year for an iCloud subscription. That revenue stream—once you factor in splits with the music industry …
Discussion: Shiny Objects, Patently Apple, CNET News, lalawag, AppleInsider, Light Reading and Sharing the truth …
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: A Decade After Steve Jobs Positioned Mac As A ‘Digital Hub,’ iCloud Could Bury PC
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple: Apple's iCloud Trademark Gets Filed in China Prior to Monday's Big Launch
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Apple's WWDC unveilings: Join us Monday
Dan Jones / Light Reading: What's in Apple's iCloud?
James Cowie / Renesys Blog:
Syrian Internet Shutdown — Starting at 3:35 UTC today (6:35am local time), approximately two-thirds of all Syrian networks became unreachable from the global Internet. Over the course of roughly half an hour, the routes to 40 of 59 networks were withdrawn from the global routing table.
Discussion: PC Magazine, ArabCrunch, The Next Web, Bloomberg, Information Warfare Monitor, NPR, Computerworld, USA Today, 901am, PanARMENIAN.Net, RIA Novosti, ONI, The Register and msnbc.com
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Anonymous to Attack Syrian Embassy Web Sites
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Internet cut off across Syria amid widespread protests
Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg: Syrian Internet Networks Shut Down as Protests Against Assad Intensify
Information Warfare Monitor: Syrian Internet Shutdown and the Ongoing Militarization and Contestation of Cyberspace
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld: Syria drops off the Internet amid turmoil
Douglas Stanglin / USA Today: Internet service to Syria reportedly cut as more protests erupt
Darnell / 901am: Syria To Syrians: No Internet For You
Rebekah Heacock / ONI: Syria goes mostly offline as protests intensify
John Leyden / The Register: Syria shuts off interwebs
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Syrian government unplugs Internet for much of country
Elizabeth Flock / Washington Post:
Syria internet services shut down as protesters fill streets
Syria internet services shut down as protesters fill streets
Discussion: TechCrunch, Engadget, ZDNet, Global Voices and Neowin.net
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Here We Go Again: Syria Goes Offline
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet: Syria shuts down the Internet
Amira Al Hussaini / Global Voices: Syria: Reports of Internet Blackout
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Syria decides to cut off access to Internet
Matthew Fraser / This Much I Know:
YOU DON'T SAY: WORDS “FACEBOOK” AND “TWITTER” ARE BANNED FROM FRENCH AIRWAVES — The French are notorious for their obsession with maddening, micro-meddling rules and regulations. — Anglo-Saxons who live in France, as I do, constantly struggle with the puzzling paradox in a society universally admired …
Discussion: All Facebook, VentureBeat, The Next Web, Yahoo! News, @loic, TG Daily, @sg, TechCrunch, WebProNews and Digital Life
Jennifer Moire / All Facebook: French TV Says ‘Non’ To Facebook Mentions On Air
Andrew Couts / Yahoo! News: France bans ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ from TV, radio
Loic Le Meur / @loic: As long as the French can keep saying “Fromage” we're safe
Lydia Leavitt / TG Daily: “Facebook” & “Twitter” no longer welcome on French airwaves
Sean Garrett / @sg: Code words for Twitter in French: Suggestions?
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: The Internet Makes You Declare Winners, Unless You're On French TV
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Facebook, Twitter Banned on French TV
Athima Chansanchai / Digital Life: France bans Facebook and Twitter from TV, radio
David Heinemeier Hansson / Short Logic:
Groupon IPO: Pass on this deal — Groupon has filed its S-1 and hopes to raise $750M in its initial public offering. Given they're currently losing a staggering $117M per quarter, despite revenues of $644M, they'll be burning through that cash almost as soon as it hits their account.
Discussion: knewton.com, Daring Fireball, @rsarver, @jasonfried, The Tech Trade and kottke.org, more at Mediagazer »
Jose Ferreira / knewton.com: Groupon Is a Straight-Up Ponzi Scheme
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: DHH on the Groupon IPO
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: I love how mixed the coverage is around the Groupon IPO on @Techmeme. Lots of debate both ways. What do you think? http://t.co/Z2tjy2N
Jason Fried / @jasonfried: @mathowie @kottke If you're curious, I posted a comment on HN regarding all this: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id= 2617160
Jason Kottke / kottke.org: The Groupon IPO
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Groupon: Doomed to Fail or Worth a Leap? A Twitter Debate
Groupon: Doomed to Fail or Worth a Leap? A Twitter Debate
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Screenwerk, Tech Trader Daily, MarketingVox News & Trends, DealBook, gigaom.com, alarm:clock and Bloomberg
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Groupon's Numbers Day 2: Is the Model Broken?
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Groupon: $20B? $30B? Questions, Questions
Bobbie Johnson / gigaom.com: Groupon Founders' Master Plan: Build More Groupons
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Apple Hires The Guy Who Hacked Together A Better iOS Notifications System — Back in February, I wrote that MobileNotifier (a replacement notifications system for jailbroken iOS devices) would be the one thing that would make anyone want to jailbreak — and I stand by it.
Discussion: VentureBeat, AppleInsider, Tools, iPhone in Canada Blog, BlackBerry Cool, MacRumors, App Advice, Gadgetsteria, everythingiCafe, TUAW, iClarified, Electronista, Redmond Pie and parislemon
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple hires jailbreak app developer who fixed crummy iOS notifications
Ellis Hamburger / Tools: Apple Hires Famous Jailbreak Developer To Work On iPhone Notifications [RUMOR]
Joe White / App Advice: Next-Gen iOS Jailbreak Notification Developer Confirms He's Working For A “Fruit” Company
Mike Norris / Gadgetsteria: [Update] MobileNotifier Developer Working With Apple On iOS 5 Notifications?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Did Apple Hire A Jailbreak Dev For Notifications?
Mike Schramm / TUAW: iOS notifications might be getting a jailbreak boost (Updated)
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: 4 Things We'd Love To See In iOS 5 [VIDEO]
Susan Panico / PlayStation Blog:
UPDATED: Welcome Back Program Available Now - Details Inside … We're so excited to welcome you back to PlayStation Network. With the PlayStation Store back online, we've been getting all caught up this week, having launched an abundance of amazing content for download on PlayStation 3 …
Discussion: Computerworld, PlayStation.Blog.Europe, Redmond Pie, Crave, Neowin.net, SlashGear, Geek.com, PlayStation LifeStyle, VG247, PC Magazine, USA Today, GamePolitics News and Electronista
Robert McMillan / Computerworld: Sony PlayStation Network's post-hack freebies now available
James Gallagher / PlayStation.Blog.Europe: Welcome Back Content Is Available Now; Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: PlayStation Network Welcome Back Program Now Available, Brings Free Games, Movie Rentals And More
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Playstation Network launches Welcome Back program
Zak Islam / PlayStation LifeStyle: Welcome Back Package Available Now
Stephany Nunneley / VG247: Welcome Back Program now live for PSN users
Brett Molina / USA Today: Sony launches ‘Welcome Back’ program for PSN users
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook VP Chamath Palihapitiya Forms New Venture Fund, The Social+Capital Partnership — Facebook vice president Chamath Palihapitiya will leave the company as he launches a large new venture fund called The Social+Capital Partnership, with backing from some of the worlds leading business and technology leaders.
Discussion: AllThingsD, VentureBeat, SAI and Everything Ventured
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: The Guy In Charge Of Facebook's Secret Phone Project Leaves
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Xbox LIVE Diamond subscription TV service to debut at E3 — Microsoft is planning to reveal its Xbox LIVE subscription TV service at E3, WinRumors has learned. — The software giant is close to finishing a key number of components for its full Xbox LIVE subscription TV service.
Discussion: SAI, Gameplay Today, CNET News, Business Wire, Pocket-lint, Electronista, Eurogamer, WinBeta, GeekWire, DSLreports, LiveSide.net, SlashGear, Geek.com, Zunited, VentureBeat and The Next Web
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Microsoft: Xbox 360 sales ‘accelerating’
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: Xbox LIVE Diamond TV service to be shown at E3
BogenDorpher / WinBeta: Microsoft Xbox Live Subscription TV at E3?
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Platform or not, Microsoft's Xbox business is booming
DSLreports: Microsoft to Announce Subscription Xbox TV Service at E3? - Long-Rumored ‘Live Diamond TV’ Service to Be Unveiled
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Xbox Live Diamond announcement expected at E3
Michael Collado / Zunited: Microsoft to announce Xbox LIVE TV service at E3, dubbed Diamond
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Is Microsoft planning Xbox Live Diamond TV service?
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Android Share Surges Again, Apple Gains A Bit, RIM Destroyed — New data from comScore on the U.S. smartphone market shows Android share is still surging, while Apple is just barely growing share. — Research in Motion and Microsoft, on the other hand are being destroyed.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, PC World, PR Newswire, AppleInsider, WinRumors, TUAW, TechCrunch, MacRumors, AndroidGuys, Android Phones …, VatorNews, CNET News, Electronista, MacStories and Shiny Objects
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple's iPhone passes RIM's BlackBerry for second place in U.S. smartphone market
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: No Stopping Android Juggernaut, Says comScore
Mel Martin / TUAW: Comscore says the iPhone now tops RIM in US subscribers
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: comScore: Android Up 5.2% Over Previous Quarter
The Droid Guy / Android Phones, Android Tablets …: Latest Comscore: Android On Top Business Wire: At this point, we don't see how Apple manages …
Faith Merino / VatorNews: RIM drops in market share: a dying species?
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Apple, Android grab more market share in U.S.
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Android and iOS Continue To Dominate In US Smartphone Market
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
MI6 Hacked Al Qaeda Website, Swapping Bomb Recipes With Cupcake Recipes — Just imagine the look of surprise on an al Qaeda member's face when they thought they were loading a tutorial on how to “make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom” but actually got...a recipe for mojito cupcakes.
Discussion: Telegraph, Mashable!, Associated Press, Boing Boing, Robot Overlords, bit-tech.net, New York Magazine, TG Daily, ZDNet and SlashGear
Duncan Gardham / Telegraph: MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in ‘Operation Cupcake’
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: MI6 Hacks Al-Qaeda Website, Attacks With Cupcake Recipes
Paisley Dodds / Associated Press: British spies to terrorists: make cupcakes not war
Dan Amira / New York Magazine: MI6 Hackers Replace Bomb Recipe With Cupcake Recipe in Al Qaeda Magazine
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: How cupcakes brought down Al-Quaeda website
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: British MI6 replace bomb website with cupcake recipe
Chris Davies / SlashGear: MI6 fights cyber-terrorists with cupcakes
Josh Phillips / The Windows Blog:
A tour of the new Music +Video Hub — From the beginning, the chief design principle for the Music+Videos Hub in Windows Phone was simple: make it easy to discover and consume the content you love. — In Mango, it only gets better. — The next release of Windows Phone introduces on-phone podcasts …
Discussion: WPCentral.com, Zunited, Gizmodo and WMPoweruser.com
Nabil Alanbar / WPCentral.com: Microsoft details music & video hub changes in Mango
Michael Collado / Zunited: Zune features in Windows Phone Mango officially detailed by Microsoft
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: What's New and Better in Music + Videos for Windows Phone Mango
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Anonymous steals 10,000 Iranian government emails, plans DDoS attack — Anonymous has hacked into Iranian government servers and procured over 10,000 email messages from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. — The Ministry's website is still down as of this writing, and the servers are under Anonymous control.
Discussion: Bits, Ars Technica, Epoch Times, TechSpot, International Business Times and Digital Trends, Thanks:francistan
Nick Bilton / Bits: Group Posts What It Says Are Iranian Government E-Mails
Joshua Philipp / Epoch Times: Anonymous Leaks 10,000 E-mails from Iranian Government
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Anonymous hacks Iranian government, steals 10,000 emails
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Woah! Apple Worth More Than Microsoft And Intel Combined — At the close of markets today, Apple has a bigger market cap than Microsoft and Intel combined (the so-called Wintel alliance). — Here's how much Apple, Microsoft and Intel are worth on Wall St.: — Apple (AAPL) — $317.60 billion
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
BlackBerry Bold 9900 won't launch until September — BlackBerry fans will just have to keep waiting for the company's latest and greatest handset. We have confirmed with multiple sources that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 won't be launching until September globally.
Discussion: Engadget, GigaOM, Tech Trader Daily, GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, IntoMobile, Gadgetsteria, PhoneArena and Electronista
Jacob Schulman / Engadget: BlackBerry Torch 2 preview! (video)
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: RIM's Woes Worsen: Reported Delays and Slowing Sales
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: 3 More Smartphones Rumored for Sprint: LG Optimus Slider, BlackBerry Bold 9930, BlackBerry Torch 9850
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: BlackBerry Bold 9900 Expected for September launch
Mike Norris / Gadgetsteria: BlackBerry 9900 Delayed Until September. QNX Still A Long Ways From Phones.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Retail 10th Anniversary Poster: “We've learned a lot.” — Click for larger. — The most public celebration of Apple Retail's tenth anniversary was the rollout of iPad interactive shopping guides, something Apple calls the “Smart Sign”. But behind the scenes, in the retail back-of-house area …
Discussion: The Next Web, ifoAppleStore, TUAW, Global Nerdy, SlashGear, MacStories and Apple Headlines
Matt Tinsley / TUAW: 10th anniversary retail poster tells of Apple's retail journey
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: The Apple Store's 10th Anniversary Poster: The Full Text, and in Nice Readable Paragraphs Too!
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Apple retail poster for workers lists what was learned in last ten years of Apple Stores
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple Thanks Apple Store Employees In Tenth Anniversary Poster
David Kravets / Threat Level:
U.N. Report Declares Internet Access a Human Right — A United Nations report said Friday that disconnecting people from the internet is a human rights violation and against international law. — The report railed against France and the United Kingdom, which have passed laws to remove accused copyright scofflaws from the internet.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica: UN report: “three strikes” Internet laws violate human rights
Nidhi Subbaraman / msnbc.com: UN report: Internet access is a basic human right
Jim Killock / Open Rights Group: UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TOLD UK'S DEACT IS “ALARMING” VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
James Fudge / GamePolitics News: United Nations Report: File-Sharing Disconnections Violate Human Rights
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Internet Access in Syria Goes Down Amidst Protests
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Going Digital: Editor Josh Quittner Leaves Time Inc For Flipboard — This should be interesting. Flipboard is getting an editorial director from the world of print magazines: Josh Quittner, my former boss at Business 2.0 magazine and most recently the editor at Time Inc. behind many of its digital magazine initiatives.
Discussion: Om.Is.Me, New York Post, ReadWriteWeb and paidContent, more at Mediagazer »
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Flipboard Lands Time's Quittner as Editorial Director
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Josh Quittner Leaves Time Inc. To Join iPad Magazine Flipboard
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
C'est Magnifique: Google to Offer Paid Version of Translate API — In response to developer sadness and anger, Google has announced it plans to offer a paid version of its Google Translate API. Last week the company said it would pull the plug after the Translate API saw extensive abuse.
Discussion: AllThingsD and @googlecode
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
U.S. Antitrust Regulators Concerned Over Apple's Interest in Nortel Patents — Last December, it was revealed that Apple was among the parties interested in bidding on a huge trove of patents from Nortel Networks that had been placed up for auction. While group of over 6,000 patents covers …
Discussion: paidContent, PC World, TechCrunch, SAI, Ars Technica, Wall Street Journal and MacNN
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Report: DOJ Examines Nortel Patent Sale
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Forget Google, DoJ Fears Apple Gaining Nortel's “Stockpile Of Nuclear Weapons” — Here's Why
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: The Feds Are Nervous About Apple Bidding For Nortel Patents
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal: U.S. Probes Bidding for Nortel Patents
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to launch Office 365 on June 28 — Microsoft is holding its official launch of its cloud-hosted application suite, known as Office 365, on June 28. — CEO Steve Ballmer will be on hand at the New York launch event, according to an invitation I received.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Office 365 to launch June 28
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Microsoft sells 55 million Xbox 360 consoles, claims that's console history — If you work for Sony you might want go watch TV right now — there's something on Discovery about ostriches and sand. Meanwhile, Microsoft just let us know that it's sold 55 million Xbox 360s globally …
Discussion: PC Magazine, Insert Coin, Xbox Live's Major Nelson, Neowin.net, The Next Web, CrunchGear, Electronista, BetaNews and WinRumors
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Xbox 360 Still Selling, What Will Microsoft Unveil at E3?
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Microsoft gives update on Xbox 360 sales
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Xbox 360: Half a decade in and still surging
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Microsoft Has Sold 55 Million Xbox 360s Worldwide