Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Microsoft reportedly considers launching own-brand tablet PC — Microsoft is reportedly considering to launch an own-brand tablet PC that features Windows 8 by the end of 2012 with cooperation from Texas Instruments and Taiwan-based OEMs/ODMs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: A Really Bad Idea: Microsoft Making Its Own Windows Tablets
Ian Paul / PC World: Microsoft May Build Its Own Windows 8 Tablet
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Yes, Microsoft should launch a branded tablet
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Microsoft readying own Windows 8 tablet?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Microsoft planning its own Windows 8 tablet to take on iPad?
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: A Microsoft-Branded Windows 8 Tablet? Doubt It.
Andrew Couts / Reuters: Microsoft said to launch Windows 8-branded tablet
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Microsoft To Launch Own Brand Windows 8 Tablet In 2012?
Jordan Crook / CrunchGear: Microsoft Planning Own-Brand Windows 8 Tablet?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Microsoft Tablet is a Possibility for 2012
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Rumor: Microsoft planning own-brand tablet
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Rumor: Microsoft Working on Its Own Tablet
Chinmoy Kanjilal / Techie Buzz: Windows 8 and Rumors of the Microsoft Tablet Complement Each Other
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: In the wake of last week's Windows 8 demos, it's pretty clear Microsoft's …
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Microsoft to launch own-brand Windows 8 tablet?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft Windows 8 own-brand tablet with TI chips tipped
Emily Price / TechnoBuffalo: Microsoft Considering Its Own-Branded Tablet?
Dave Caolo / TUAW:
iOS 5 hints at iPhone, iPad updates — TUAW sources inspecting the USB device files in yet-unreleased iOS 5 firmware have discovered suggestions of two future iPad 3 models as well as a pair of iPhone 5 models. What's most surprising is a big omission: no mention of an iPod touch 5.
Discussion: App Advice, CNET News, Fast Company, Techland, MacRumors, I4U News, AppleInsider, Redmond Pie, GottaBeMobile, Geeky-Gadgets, MacHackPC, Appletell, Neowin.net, MacStories, iPhone Download Blog, TiPb and 9 to 5 Mac
Lance Whitney / CNET News: iOS 5 code points to two iPad 3 models
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Facebook's Face Recognition, Apple's New Campus, AT&T's $1B Refunds, Mobile Ads Rise, iPhone 5 Hints In iOS5
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iOS 5 has two iPhone 5 and two iPad 3 References
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: iOS 5 Beta Hints At Two New Models Of iPad
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Will Apple Announce iPad 3 Alongside iPhone 4S/iPhone 5?
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: iOS 5 Hints At iPhone 5 And iPad 3
Patrick Lutz / Appletell: References to two new iPad models found within iOS 5 code
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iOS 5 Code Reveals Two New iPad Models
Allyson Kazmucha / TiPb: iOS 5 contains references to new iPhone and iPad models
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: “iPad3,1″ and “iPad3,2.” make an appearance in iOS 5
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
How to Upgrade to iOS 5 Today, Without Any Developer Account — One day and iOS 5 has been hacked already. Gizmodo reader and Apple lover Mert Erdir has discovered how to upgrade to iOS 5 without developer accounts, using a simple backdoor. Everyone can do it following these extremely simple instructions:
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, TechEye, Appletell, Business Wire, MacNN, Jailbreak iOS 5 iPhone 4, T3.com News, ITProPortal, GottaBeMobile, Geeky-Gadgets, I4U News, PhoneArena, everythingiCafe, VoIP & Gadgets Blog, Redmond Pie, iPhone Alley, TechSpot, L.A. Times Tech Blog, VentureBeat, Softpedia News, 9 to 5 Mac and iPhone Download Blog, Thanks:jesusdiaz
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Early access to Apple's iOS 5? Nice idea in theory, stupid for most of us
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Microsoft says Apple is playing catch up
Andrew Couts / Business Wire: iOS 5 hacked in one day, update now available
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: How To Upgrade Your iPhone 4 or iPad 2 To iOS 5 Now
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: How to Get iOS 5 Beta for FREE Today!
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Hack Lets Anyone Upgrade Their iPhone To iOS 5 Today
Phone Arena: Teen finds a simple way for updating to iOS 5 beta, going back might not be that simple
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: How To Get iOS 5 Without A Developer Account
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: iOS 5 Jailbroken Already [PICTURES]
Michael DeLisi / iPhone Alley: Tutorial: Non-Devs Can Also Easily Update to iOS 5 Right Now
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Install iOS 5 beta today, sans developer account
Sal Rodriguez / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple iOS 5 hacked one day after developer release, Gizmodo claims [Corrected]
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Hack lets anyone install iOS 5 — oh, and it's jailbroken already too
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Exploit found to bypass iOS 5 activation allowing non-developers to install
Killian Bell / iPhone Download Blog: How to Install iOS 5 Beta on the iPhone Without Apple Dev Account
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iOS 5 Is Amazing — You Have To See It To Believe It! — For most people, iOS 5 is still a few months away. It's likely that it won't launch until September, when Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5. — But iOS developers get to try the version 5 beta now, and we just loaded it on our own iPhone 4.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Thanks:alleyinsider
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iOS 5 for iPad video walkthrough: iMessages, Music, Safari, Twitter, and more
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
iOS 5 Works Just Fine On iPhone 3GS
iOS 5 Works Just Fine On iPhone 3GS
Discussion: Quick Online Tips, PhoneArena, ZDNet, GottaBeMobile and Softpedia News
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: iOS 5 Works Well on iPhone 3GS (Video)
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Jobs To Cupertino: We Want A Spaceship-Shaped, 12K Capacity Building As Our New Apple Campus — After having a banner WWDC start yesterday, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs humbly presented his idea for a new Apple campus at the Cupertino City Council today.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, eWeek, paidContent, VentureBeat, MacRumors, Cupertino, TUAW, AppleInsider, Fortune, Cupertino Patch, InfoWorld, WebProNews, Engadget, Pulse2, NBC Bay Area, IntoMobile, GMSV, NBC Bay Area, iClarified, AllThingsD, The Next Web, SAI, Redmond Pie, Geeky-Gadgets, Tech GadgetX, MobileSyrup.com, CNET News, Geek.com, GeekWire, techeblog.com, MacHackPC, MacStories, @alexia, louisgray.com, parislemon, Gadgetell, I4U News, Electronista, The Register, 9 to 5 Mac, everythingiCafe and Appletell
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple's Steve Jobs Details Upcoming Headquarters Design
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Steve Jobs proposes otherworldly new Apple campus in Cupertino (video)
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Steve Jobs Pitches Cupertino on Stunning New Apple Campus
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Steve Jobs unveils new Apple campus that literally looks like a mothership
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Video: Steve Jobs' pitch to build a ‘spaceship’ in Cupertino
Pam Marino / Cupertino Patch: Steve Jobs Visits Cupertino City Council
Agam Shah / InfoWorld: Apple plans new 'spaceship'-like campus
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Steve Jobs reveals Apple's new spaceship campus, calls it the ‘best office building in the world’ (video)
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Steve Jobs At City Council Meeting To Discuss Spaceship-Shaped Campus [VIDEO]
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Quoted: Steve Jobs unveils proposal for Apple campus
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: VIDEO: Apple's Proposed HQ Like a ‘Spaceship’
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: ISpaceship: Steve Jobs Pitches Apple's New HQ
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Steve Jobs plans for the future of Apple with a spaceship
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Steve Jobs Is Building A Giant Spaceship In California
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Steve Jobs Reveals Apple's Plan For Spaceship-Like Best Office Building In The World [VIDEO]
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Steve Jobs Wants To Build A New Space Ship Apple Campus In Cupertino (Video)
Steven Musil / CNET News: Jobs stumps for new 'spaceship'-like Apple campus
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Steve Jobs proposes beautiful 150-acre campus in Cupertino
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Steve Jobs puts on the most amazing City Council meeting ever, unveils ‘spaceship’
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Wants To Build A Spaceship-like Campus In Cupertino
Alexia Tsotsis / @alexia: Facebook is building a phone. Google is building a car. Apple is building a spaceship.
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple's awesome Spaceship Campus is for 12,000 Employees
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Apple ‘spaceship’ awaits landing clearance in Cupertino
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Steve Jobs presents ideas for new Apple ‘mothership’ campus to Cupertino City Council
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Steve Jobs Wants Flying Saucer Building For Apple Campus
Erica Marceau / Appletell: Steve Jobs seeks approval for new Apple Campus [video]
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Facebook to Be Probed in EU for Facial Recognition in Photos — Facebook Inc. will be probed by European Union data-protection regulators over a feature that suggests people's names to tag in pictures without their permission. — A group of privacy watchdogs drawn from the EU's 27 nations …
Discussion: All Facebook, Friending Facebook Blog, paidContent, Mashable!, GMSV, Techie Buzz, DailyTech and Gawker
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: EU May Examine Facebook's Face Recognition Feature
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: EU to probe Facebook over facial recognition feature
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Why Europe Is Right To Keep Facebook & Co. In Check
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: Facebook Turns On Facial Recognition For Tagging By Default
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Facebook pulls a Buzz, is now red-faced over facial-recognition rollout
Chinmoy Kanjilal / Techie Buzz: The Eu Vigilantes Are at It Again, This Time They Are Taking on Facebook's Facial Recognition
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Facial Recognition Fiasco: Those Words Sound Scary!
Facebook's Facial Recognition Fiasco: Those Words Sound Scary!
Discussion: The Register and BBC
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: UK watchdog looking into Facebook face-tech row
Justin Mitchell / Facebook Blog:
Making Photo Tagging Easier
Making Photo Tagging Easier
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Facebook Facial Recognition Goes Where Google Doesn't Dare
Michael / Mobile Marketing Watch: Is Facebook Carving a Path Toward Mainstream Mobile Face Recognition?
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: How To Block Facebook's Face Recognition And Tighten Other Privacy Settings
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance.com: Facebook Knows Your Face: Are Users Too Blasé About New Facial Recognition Feature?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Facebook's Automated Photo Tagging Prompts EU Probe
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Facebook in new privacy row
Ellis Hamburger / Tools: Everyone's Freaking Out About Facebook's Facial Recognition — Here's How To Turn It Off
Julian Horsey / Geeky-Gadgets: Facebook Enables Facial Recognition ‘Tag Suggestions’
Shelly Palmer / Shelly Palmer Digital Living: Facebook Requires Privacy Change to Disable Facial Recognition
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Nintendo, Facebook, Skype
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Facebook facial recognition enabled, prompts overblown warning by security firm
Arild Moen / Dow Jones Newswires:
Samsung Declines Comment On Nokia Bid Speculation — HELSINKI (Dow Jones)—Samsung Electronics Co. (005930.SE) Wednesday declined to comment on market speculation that it could be preparing a bid for ailing Finland-based handset maker Nokia Corp. (NOK). — “It seems like a market rumor …
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Samsung cited in Nokia acquisition ‘speculation’
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Samsung stays mum over Nokia bid rumors
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Samsung on crazy Nokia takeover rumors: no comment
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Samsung reportedly preparing to acquire Nokia
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Is Samsung preparing to purchase Nokia?
Kate O'Brien / MobileSyrup.com: Samsung rumoured to purchase Nokia's phone business
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Samsung Might Be Interested in Buying Nokia, but They Aren't Talking About it [RUMORS]
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: Samsung could be making a bid for Nokia
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: Nokia Under Siege in Global Mobile Phone Markets - NYTimes.com
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: Samsung declines comment on possible Nokia buyout
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Link sharing made simple — We've been working on a bunch of features to make Twitter easier to use. Today, we're releasing something that many of you have been asking for - automatic link shortening on Twitter.com — How does it work? — Just paste a link of any length into the Tweet box on Twitter.com.
Discussion: PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, Reuters, PC World, Ubergizmo, msnbc.com, SAI, @jason, Geeky-Gadgets, AllTwitter, Drew B's take on tech PR, WebProNews, Softpedia News, Digital Trends, SiliconFilter and iClarified
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Twitter Adding Automatic URL Shortening
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter.com Gets Its Own URL Shortener
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Facebook facial recognition technology sparks renewed concerns
John Ribeiro / PC World: Twitter Rolls out Automatic URL Shortening
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Automatic link shortening reintroduced on Twitter
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Twitter.com now auto-shortens links
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Jack Dorsey Keeps Winning
Jason Calacanis / @jason: What did @dickc put in the water over @twitter? oh yeah @jack is back!! every week more features-now auto shorten urls http://t.co/6FvXYXZ
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Twitter Launches New URL Shortening Service
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Twitter Shortens Your Links For You
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Twitter.com Finally Gets Automatic Link Shortening
Adrienne Walker / Google Chrome Blog:
A new stable release of Chrome: safer and snazzier — Today's new stable release of Chrome brings improvements in security, privacy, and graphics to Chrome's 160 million users. — Chrome is now more secure, thanks to enhancements to our Safe Browsing technology.
Discussion: PC Magazine, 9to5 Google, Google Chrome Releases, USA Today, eWeek, Electronista, Softpedia News, Techie Buzz, The Download Blog, Google Operating System, TechSpot, ReadWriteWeb, Lifehacker and Liliputing, Thanks:arpitnext
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Chrome 12 Gets Malicious Download Warnings, Tracking Controls
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Google updates Chrome 12 will more security and GPU acceleration
Stan Schroeder / USA Today: Google Chrome 12 is now stable release
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Chrome 12 Nets Bug Squashers Nearly $10,000
Chinmoy Kanjilal / Techie Buzz: Google Chrome 12 Stable version for Linux, Mac and Windows is Available Now
Seth Rosenblatt / The Download Blog: Hello Chrome 12, good-bye Google Gears
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Chrome Shifts Into a New Gear
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Google releases stable version of Chrome 12
Matthew Rogers / Lifehacker: Google Chrome Hits Version 12, Gets Safer Downloads and Hardware Acceleration, Loses Gears
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
iCloud's real purpose: kill Windows — Apple's announcements yesterday about OS X 10.7 pricing (cheap), upgrading (easy), iOS 5, and iCloud storage, syncing, and media service can all be viewed as increasing ease of use, but from the perspective of Apple CEO Steve Jobs they perform an even more vital function — killing Microsoft.
Sasha Gontmakher / The Official Google Blog:
Know when your bus is late with live transit updates in Google Maps — (Cross-posted on the Lat Long Blog and Mobile Blog) — Often when I'm taking public transit, I arrive at my stop on time only to anxiously check my watch and look down the street for my bus, which is running late once again.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google Maps can now track buses and trains in real time
Sara Yin / PC Magazine: Google Maps Gets Real-Time Transit Data
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Google launches live transit update for Google Maps, makes it easy to tell when the next bus is coming
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: Google Maps won't leave you guessing about public transit
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Google Maps Gains Live Transit Updates
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: Google Maps Now Offers Live Transit Updates
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Adds Live Transit Updates to Maps
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google Maps can now tell you when your bus or train is late
Jordan Crook / MobileCrunch: Video: Google Adds Live Transit Updates To Google Maps
Bill Coughran / The Official Google Blog:
Changes to the open Internet in Kazakhstan — The genius of the Internet has always been its open infrastructure, which allows anyone with a connection to communicate with anyone else on the network. It's not limited by national boundaries, and it facilitates free expression …
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Gizmodo, WebProNews, Washington Post, PC World, ONI, Softpedia News, SlashGear, TechEye, Bloomberg, The Register and CNET News
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Seeking To Avoid A “Fractured Internet” Google Pulls Out Of Kazakhstan
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Google Cuts Off Kazakhstan Search as They Don't Wish to “Create Borders on the Web”
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: The Circuit: Facebook knows your face, Commerce talks cybersecurity, Google and Kazakhstan
Michael Kan / PC World: Google Redirects Kazakh Search Traffic
Simon Columbus / ONI: Google defies Kazakhstan's attempt to “create borders on the web”, will re-route its users
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Google gets into Kazakhstan web tiff
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg: Google Says Kazakhstan Internet Rules Impose ‘Borders on Web’
John Oates / The Register: Google offers tunnel through Kazakh border
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Thiel: Tech Bubble? What Tech Bubble? — There has been lots of chatter about a technology bubble in Silicon Valley. LinkedIn's initial public offering, Groupon's upcoming I.P.O. and bloated start-up investments and valuations are bringing back painful memories of the dot-com bubble's burst roughly a decade ago.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Apple now world's largest semiconductor buyer — Apple is the easily outstripping all other hardware makers in semiconductor spending, a new report from IHS iSuppli has found. — According to the research firm, Apple spent $17.5 billion on semiconductors in 2010, representing …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Tops List of Largest Semiconductor Buyers in 2010
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple Topped Semiconductor Purchasers in 2010: Report
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Vidyo launches low-cost HD video chat for up to 20 people at once — Vidyo is seeking to disrupt the market for “telepresence” systems that sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. It will do so with the launch of Vidyo Panorama, a video conferencing system that delivers high-speed …
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, Reuters and AllThingsD
Tarmo Virki / Reuters: Vidyo rolls out low-cost video-conferencing
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: The Video Conferencing Business Just Got Interesting
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
CloudFlare: A website security product accidentally makes sites 60% faster — I remember sitting in the front row of TechCrunch: Disrupt when CloudFlare was giving its pitch. At the time I commented to some other people around about how the service was answering a lot of questions …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Square Raising New Round, Joining Billion Dollar Valuation Club — There are a bevy of startups in the process of raising big rounds of capital at billion dollar or higher valuations - something that was a rare occurrence even a few months ago. We're tracking most of these deals (and have written about the ones we've confirmed).
Discussion: VentureBeat, SAI, Everything Ventured and Pulse2
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Square's valuation soars to $1B
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Now Square Is Looking To Raise $50 Million At A $1 Billion Valuation
Nicole Perlroth / Everything Ventured: Vinod Khosla Joins Square
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft details Windows Phone Mango SkyDrive improvements — Microsoft has detailed its Windows Phone Mango improvements for SkyDrive on Tuesday. — The software giant describes SkyDrive and Windows Phone Mango as the “deepest connection to cloud storage available on a smartphone” …
Discussion: Engadget and The Windows Blog
SuperSite for Windows:
Three Screens: Celebrating Microsoft'S Cohesive New User Experience Strategy — Three different products, one cohesive user experience: Suddenly, Microsoft has a strategy that makes sense. — In March 2010, I met with several members of the Windows Phone team in Redmond to discuss …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and LiveSide.net
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Apple, Google cloud can help curb online piracy: U.S. — (Reuters) - Services developed by Apple Inc and Google for people to store photos, music and data online may do more to combat online piracy than regulation can, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. — Victoria Espinel …