MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Project Spartan: Facebook's Hush-Hush Plan To Take On Apple On Their Own Turf: iOS — Given the news that has already come out about Facebook, you're probably thinking there is no way that anything else leaks out today. They're probably on lockdown (real lockdown, not the crazed coding “lockdown"), right?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, PR Newswire, SAI, GigaOM, Digital Trends, CNET News, AppleInsider, Edible Apple, WebProNews, Techie Buzz, FierceMobileContent, iPhone, Techland, TiPb, GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, Pocket-lint, App Advice, I4U News, 9 to 5 Mac, @lessien, Electricpig.co.uk, Electronista, iClarified, everythingiCafe and Slashdot
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple might not get social, but Facebook doesn't get mobile apps
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Facebook's ‘Project Spartan’: A covert, web-based rival to Apple's App Store
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Facebook going Spartan to take on Apple?
John / Edible Apple: New “Project Spartan” initiative from Facebook looks to circumvent iOS App Store
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Report: Facebook mobile platform will circumvent Apple's App Store
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone: Facebook's “Project Spartan” To Challenge iOS App Store with HTML5 Apps
Giles Turnbull / Techland: Report: Facebook Eyes Apple's Achilles' Heel with ‘Project Spartan’
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Facebook's ‘Project Spartan’ to be HTML5 App Store for iOS
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Facebook Project Spartan tipped to push browser-based apps to topple App Store
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Facebook to take on Apple with own App Store
A.T. Faust III / App Advice: Project Spartan Is Facebook's HTML-Based Answer To iCloud And App Store
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Facebook planning ‘Project Spartan’ attack on Apple's App Store?
@lessien: Why is this a killer idea when Facebook pursues it, and BS when others do? http://t.co/GbtOK3a vs. http://t.co/7s751gs
iClarified: Apple News | Facebook is Planning to Rival Apple With a New Mobile Platform for iOS Devices
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Facebook Has Big Plans For iOS
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Facebook Taking On Apple? 1
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo:
Facebook is Armed With HTML5 and Gunning For Apple — Facebook is secretly working on an HTML5-based version of its social network that will target iOS devices. Internally, it's called Project Spartan. — The project's goal is to undermine Apple's App Store with a web application that can infiltrate millions of iOS devices.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Behold: Facebook's Secret Photo Sharing App — Last night, something very interesting came our way. Something massive — documents and images outlining what appears to be a new Facebook iPhone app built around photo sharing. We teased what we had with a single image last night.
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk, PC World, iPhone Download Blog, msnbc.com, Digital Trends, BGR, Telegraph, App Advice, Screenwerk, GeekSugar, MobileBurn.com, L.A. Times Tech Blog, SAI, All Facebook, IntoMobile, Redmond Pie, Shelly Palmer Digital Living, SocialTimes.com, FT Tech Hub, Pulse2, Appolicious Advisor, LAPTOP Magazine, BaltTech, Gizmodo, TiPb, Neowin.net, ReadWriteWeb, PC Magazine, PhoneArena, Friending Facebook Blog, Computerworld, GSMArena Blog, BetaNews, SlashGear, CNET News and MacNN
Adrian Hon / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Facebook's new photo app: there are some miserable-looking executives in Palo Alto right now
Helen A.S. Popkin / msnbc.com: Pre-caffeine tech: Lulz wars, Hipster Jesus!
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Facebook's photo app: Dissecting the latest details
Todd Haselton / BGR: Facebook's iPhone photo-sharing app leaked
Matt Warman / Telegraph: Facebook's new photo app ‘leaks’ online
A.T. Faust III / App Advice: Facebook's Specialized Photo-Sharing App Gets Covert Preview, Made For More Than Just iOS
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Timelines Founders Launch ‘Instagram for Parents’
Kristy Korcz / GeekSugar: Facebook Photo Sharing App
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: New Facebook photo app for iOS revealed
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Facebook photo-sharing app in development for Apple's iPhone? [Updated]
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Photos Product Manager Sam Odio Is Leaving
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Facebook preparing new photo sharing iPhone app?
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Facebook On Verge Of Releasing New Photo Sharing App For iPhone [Leaked Screenshot]
Shelly Palmer / Shelly Palmer Digital Living: Facebook Working on Photo Sharing App
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: What Does the Rumored Facebook Photo App Mean for Privacy, Instagram & More
Maryam Nabi / FT Tech Hub: Facebook builds own photo-sharing app, reports say
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Facebook's Upcoming Photo App Looks Great
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: Rumor: Facebook prepping powerful, great-looking photo sharing app
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Leaked Photos Hint at Facebook Photo-Sharing App for iOS
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: A new Facebook photo-sharing app?
Leanna Lofte / TiPb: Facebook working on secret photo sharing app?
Michael Brown / Neowin.net: Leaked: Facebook's photo sharing iPhone app
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook's Reported iOS Photosharing App Could Provide More Implicit Data to the Social Graph
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: Report: Facebook Set to Debut ‘Awesome’ iPhone Photo App
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Unveiled: Facebook's photo sharing app for iPhone
Daniel Ionescu / Computerworld: Facebook Photo App Targets Instagram, Color
Johnny / GSMArena Blog: New top-secret photo-sharing Facebook app for the iPhone looks cool, could bring your social networking …
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Sweet looking Facebook iPhone photo sharing app leaks
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Facebook prepping photo-sharing iPhone app?
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's Unreleased Mobile Photos App: How We Think It Works
Facebook's Unreleased Mobile Photos App: How We Think It Works
Discussion: SAI, TechCrunch and Inside Mobile Apps
Ellis Hamburger / SAI: Here Are Amazing Photos Of Facebook's Secret Photo Sharing App For iPhone
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Hit the deck: LulzSec and Anonymous start trading blows — Hacker group LulzSec has begun publicly attacking hacker group Anonymous, an action that could lead to a civil war of sorts between the two hacker groups that have similar origins. — LulzSec has begun publicly mocking 4chan.org …
Discussion: Computerworld, Dusty Tech, InfoWorld, Geekosystem, Guardian, TG Daily, Digital Trends, The Next Web, Neowin.net, BetaNews and Tech Europe
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Dial ‘h’ for ‘hacker’: LulzSec is the future of the Net
James Bishop / Geekosystem: LulzSec, Anonymous and The Days Of Internet Rage
Keith Stuart / Guardian: Why are Lulzsec and Anonymous hacking games companies?
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: LulzSec hacks CIA website - and has fun with telephone hotline
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Should we paint Anonymous and LulzSec with the same brush?
John Callaham / Neowin.net: LulzSec publicly attacks fellow hacker group Anonymous
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Want a site attacked? Call the LulzSec request line
Ben Rooney / Tech Europe: Want A Web Attack? Who You Goin' To Call?
Google denies special deal for Barack Obama — Google denied Wednesday that it gave President Barack Obama's re-election campaign special access to a new advertising program, something a sales representative from the search and advertising giant had claimed in an email to customers.
Ricky Kreitner / SAI: Google And Obama Team Have Special Ad Deal, GOP Alleges
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
CIA Web site hacked; group LulzSec takes credit — The hacker group LulzSec claimed credit Wednesday for taking down the CIA's Web site for a couple of hours, the latest in a string of embarrassing Web site disruptions the group has pulled off — apparently more to poke fun and highlight vulnerabilities than to cause real damage.
Discussion: Naked Security, The Next Web, Bits, Geekosystem, AllThingsD, @lulzsec, The Register, The Huffington Post, Softpedia News, Examiner, CBS News, @th3j35t3r, msnbc.com, ReadWriteWeb, PC Magazine, Techland, @wikileaks, CNET News, @kevinmitnick, BetaNews, Gawker, Pulse2, Gizmodo, @kevinmitnick, Boing Boing, @voulnet, @k_sec, L.A. Times Tech Blog, @kevinmarks, bit-tech.net and BBC
Naked Security / Sophos: CIA website brought down by DDoS attack, LulzSec hackers claim responsibility
Zee / The Next Web: Senate website, CIA.gov reportedly hacked. LulzSec claims responsibility. [Updated]
Nick Bilton / Bits: Hacking Group Says It Brought Down C.I.A. Site
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: CIA Web Site Goes Down; LulzSec Takes Credit
The Lulz Boat / @lulzsec: Tango down - cia.gov - for the lulz.
Dan Goodin / The Register: LulzSec claims responsibility for CIA.gov outage
Michael Santo / Examiner: Hacker group LulzSec inspires rap song
Smells an Onion / @th3j35t3r: @lulzsec - re: your last hit. Gloves off. Expect me. My silence is not an indication of weakness, as your mouth is an indication of yours.
Winda Benedetti / msnbc.com: Nerd fight! 4chan takes on LulzSec over game attacks
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb: CIA.gov Possibly Down, LulzSec Claims Responsibility
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: CIA Website Brought Down, LulzSec Claims Credit
Matt Peckham / Techland: Hackers Claim to Sting CIA Website, Attack Senate Site Again
@wikileaks: WikiLeaks supporters, LulzSec, take down CIA http://t.co/TuzudOm who has task force into WikiLeaks
Kevin Mitnick / @kevinmitnick: They would have likely dropped info on pastebin if they got a shell on the box (re: cia.gov.)
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: LulzSec takes down CIA website
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Lulzsec Hackers Go to War with 4chan
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: LulzSec Takes Credit For Taking Down CIA Website In A Tweet
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Woah: Lulz Security Just Took On the CIA
Kevin Mitnick / @kevinmitnick: Did @Lulzsec really take cia.gov down? Poking the tiger? No! More like kicking the tiger in the balls? http://tinyurl.com/3spmbcp
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Lulzsec scalps CIA
Mohammad Al Doub / @voulnet: And @LulzSec takes down cia.gov off the grid. Oh my, this is starting to get really, really good. Prequel to Hackers 4?
Kurt Baumgartner / @k_sec: really? lulzsec just DOS'd cia dot gov? “tango down”
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: CIA website down temporarily; LulzSec takes credit for the hack [Updated]
Kevin Marks / @kevinmarks: did @LulzSec actually DDoS the CIA, or just say they did and rely on the media's thundering herd instinct? http://techme.me/BfVt @onthemedia
Stephen Chapman / Between the Lines Blog:
LulzSec leaks 62,000 emails and passwords, also targets CIA
LulzSec leaks 62,000 emails and passwords, also targets CIA
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Next Web and The Firewall
Matt Brian / The Next Web: LulzSec releases 62,000 user credentials, followers begin accessing accounts
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: Testing The Limits, LulzSec Takes Down CIA's Website
Tech Leaders Don't Win By Saying They'll Crush Somebody — The best technology companies in the world, be they in hardware, software or Web services, didn't get there by brashly saying they were going to take out #1, kill them or stomp on their grave. If you think about it …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Launches 2011 Back to School Promotion - $100 App Store Credit — Apple has finally launched the Back to School promotion for 2011. … As reported, this year's back to school promotion offers a $100 iTunes/App Store Gift Card with the purchase of a qualifying Mac.
Discussion: Ars Technica, BetaNews, Fortune, SAI, Gizmodo, App Advice, BGR, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, Electronista, I4U News, OS X Daily, Softpedia News, TUAW, TechUnwrapped and MacStories
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Apple offers stingier back-to-school promotion
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's Back to School promo: No more free iPod touch
Joe White / App Advice: Apple's “Back To School” Promotion Officially Launches - Free $100 iTunes Gift Card
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple launches 2011 back to school offer: $100 iTunes gift card
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple kicks off 2011 Back to School: Yes, it's a $100 iTunes gift card
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: 2011 Apple Back To School launches June 16, $100 App Store Gift Card Confirmed [Update]
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Apple Back to School promotion starts June 16 with a $100 gift card
TechUnwrapped: [CONFIRMED] Apple's Annual “Back to School” Promo Will Give Students $100 to the Mac App Store
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Back To School Promo Finally Launching Tomorrow, $100 Gift Card Confirmed
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Tumblr Now Has More Blogs Than WordPress.com — According to their respective websites, 4-year-old microblogging platform Tumblr now hosts more blogs than 8-year-old WordPress.com. — In January, Tumblr had more than 7 million individual blogs. At the time of this writing …
Discussion: Steve Rubel, SAI, digiday:DAILY, @davezatz and NPR
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Tumblr Rockets Past Wordpress
Brian Morrissey / digiday:DAILY: Reading List: Why Distribution is King
Dave Zatz / @davezatz: More downtime, too. ;) RT @Techmeme: Tumblr Now Has More Blogs Than WordPress
John Asante / NPR: Quick-Blog Site Tumblr Takes Off In An Uncertain Marketplace
Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
Apple Sued by New York Publisher Over Trademark for Use of Term ‘iBooks’ — Apple Inc. (AAPL), maker of the iPad tablet computer and the iPhone, was sued by New York publisher John T. Colby in federal court today for trademark infringement over its use of the term “iBooks.”
Discussion: Betabeat, PC Magazine, AppleInsider, iLounge, SlashGear, MacNN and CrunchGear
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: How Do You Like Dem Lawsuits, Apple?
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Apple Sued for Use of ‘iBooks’ Name
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple sued over use of ‘iBooks’ name
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Publisher sues Apple over iBooks trademark
John Biggs / CrunchGear: “iBooks” Publisher Sues Apple
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Sony S1 and S2 tablets hitting Europe in September? — Last time we heard talk of a Sony tablet, the company was confirming our suspicions about — the existence of the S1 and S2, giving the distinctive Android devices a broad global release time frame of this fall.
Discussion: mocoNews, TechSpot, GottaBeMobile, Pocket-lint, netbooknews.com, PhoneArena, Electronista, Android Phone Fans, CrunchGear, SlashGear and Electricpig.co.uk
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Mobile Lowdown 6-16-11: Sony Tablets; Yahoo App Search; Sprint
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Sony S1 tablet once again rumored for a September 2011 release
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Sony S1 and S2 Tablets Launching in September in Europe?
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Sony S1 And S2 Tablets Get Release Date Clarified: “Fall” Is Now “September”
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Builds App Search For PC, AppSpot For iPhone, Android — Shashi Seth, SVP of Search & Marketplaces at Yahoo believes that mobile apps are like websites in the early days of the internet and will only continue to multiply just as websites have done — seemingly exponentially.
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Yahoo unveils new search engine for Android apps
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Yahoo unveils new search engine for iOS apps
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Yahoo wants to navigate the flood of mobile apps
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Yahoo Tries Its Hand At Mobile App Search
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Yahoo App Search, AppSpot Hunt for iPhone, Android Apps
Robert Nazarian / Android News, Rumours, and Updates: Yahoo! launches App Search and Appspot, takes the guesswork out of finding an app
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Yahoo App Search and AppSpot are Apps To Help You Find Apps
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Yahoo! Wants To Make It Easier To Find Apps
Steven Musil / CNET News: Yahoo app searches for Android, iPhone apps
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
O2, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere Team Up For M-Payment Push In UK — Big news today in the world of mobile payments: the three largest operators in the UK have announced a joint venture to offer mobile wallet services to its customers. O2 UK, Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) UK and Everything Everywhere …
Discussion: PC World, The Register, Softpedia News, Electronista, Marketing Week, mobiletoday.co.uk and The Next Web, Thanks:ingridlunden
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: UK Mobile Operators Join Forces on Mobile Wallet
Matt Brian / The Next Web: O2, Vodafone and Everything Everywhere partner to bring the mobile wallet to life
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Android will gain HUGE tablet marketshare later this year — Today I took a brief break from my family vacation to visit Vizio's and Oakley's headquarters down in Southern California with my friends Marc Ostrick and Sam Levin to get up to date on the latest 3D technologies from both companies.
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Sun co-founder launches new startup — on Twitter — WayIn is a new startup being developed by Sun Microsystems' co-founder Scott McNealy. But so far, the tech industry titan is going about the company's launch in a slightly unexpected way: entirely over Twitter.
Andreas Tuerk / Google Public Policy Blog:
Me, Myself and I: Helping to manage your identity on the web — In recent years, it's become easier and easier to publish information about yourself online, through powerful new platforms like social networking sites and photo sharing services. One way to manage your privacy on these sites …
Thom Craver / Search Engine Watch: Google Introduces Me On the Web
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google's “Me On The Web” Pushes Google Profiles — Take That, Facebook?
Juan Carlos Perez / Macworld: Google tackles online reputation management
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Manage Your Online Identity With Google's ‘Me on the Web’
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Google releases ‘Me on the Web’ tool to help monitor your web identity
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Google tackles online reputation management
Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Immediate Immigration Reform — Mayor Bloomberg today highlighted the essential role of immigrants in America's economic growth and addressed the urgent need for Washington to put aside partisan politics and immediately pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs …
Discussion: TechCrunch and A VC
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Hell Yes, Mayor Bloomberg. I'm With You.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
IBM Turns 100 Today, We Look Back — US computing giant IBM celebrates its 100th anniversary today, a century passing since business Charles Flint oversaw the merger of Hollerith's Tabluating Machine Company with the Computing Scale Company of America and International Recording Company …
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: IBM Turns 100: A Look Back
Max Eddy / Geekosystem: IBM Turns 100 Years Old Today
Andrew Pavia / AdAge: IBM Celebrates 100 Years With Life Lessons (and a 4-Page Ad)
Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines Blog: IBM at 100: 15 inflection points in history
Rich Karlgaard / Innovation Rules: IBM Turns 100 — An Interview with CEO Sam Palmisano
Luis Suarez / E L S U A: IBM at 100 - Once an IBMer, Always an IBMer
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Pew report: Facebook users have a higher degree of social well-being — In just seven years, Facebook has connected one-eleventh of the world on a single website whose population is now nearly twice as large as the United States. — By way of explanation, Mark Zuckerberg says people …
Discussion: Guardian, Pew Internet, Pew Internet, Search Engine Land, WebProNews, eWeek, Mashable!, Ars Technica, Poynter, Mixed Media and Pew Internet
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land: A Portrait Of Who Uses Social Networks In The US (And How Social Media Affects Our Lives)
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Facebook Users Have More Close Friends [STUDY]
Julie Moos / Poynter: Pew: Social networking use doubles among adults, does not weaken relationships
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Relax, All That Time You Spend on Facebook Is Good for You
Exclusive: Why did Glam Media spend over $100K on Foodie.com? — The female-focused media and advertising company Glam Media has purchased Foodie.com, potentially as the first step towards launching a new food vertical, VentureBeat has learned. — According to a source …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
HomeAway Prices IPO Between $24 And $27 Per Share, Now Valued At $2 Billion — This is no doubt that this is the year of technology IPOs. Vacation home rental service HomeAway has set the price range of its offering, pricing the range between $24 and $27 per share, valuing the company at a whopping $2 billion.
Alyson Shontell / SAI: HomeAway Is Now A Multi-Billion Dollar Company
Dennis Schaal / Tnooz: HomeAway outpaces Kayak and prices IPO
Chris Buckley / Reuters:
China military paper urges steps against U.S. cyber war threat — (Reuters) - China must boost its cyber-warfare strength to counter a Pentagon push, the country's top military newspaper said on Thursday after weeks of friction over accusations that Beijing may have launched a string of Internet hacking attacks.
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Chinese military warns of U.S. cyberwar threat
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: China must gear up for cyber war
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Kinect for Windows SDK beta available to download this week — Microsoft will release its Kinect for Windows SDK beta this week. — WinRumors understands that the company plans to release the beta bits during a special developer event on Thursday. Microsoft is planning to stream …
Discussion: Newlaunches.com, VG247, Ubergizmo, TekGoblin, Electronista, Channel 9, Engadget, Joystiq, PC Pro, SlashGear and Microsoft News
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Rumour - Kinect for Windows SDK to launch on Thursday
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Kinect Windows SDK arriving tomorrow?
Nic Fillingham / Channel 9: Join Us Tomorrow For A Special Channel 9 Live Kinect Event
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Kinect for Windows SDK beta to roll out tomorrow?
Randy Nelson / Joystiq: Report: Kinect for Windows SDK beta launching tomorrow
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Kinect for Windows SDK beta launch imminent
Maria Aspan / Reuters:
Citi says 360,000 customers hacked in May cyber attack — (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said a cyber attack in May affected over 360,000 of its customers, or almost twice the initial number that the bank's figures had suggested. — After a week of being pressured over its delayed disclosure …
Discussion: New York Times, CNNMoney.com, ITworld.com, Agence France Presse and Dow Jones Newswires
Joan E. Solsman / Dow Jones Newswires: ADP Investigates System Breach Affecting One Client
Brent Simmons / inessential:
What we talk about when we talk about RSS — (Disclaimer: I started working with RSS even before creating NetNewsWire nine years ago. I still very much want NetNewsWire to succeed. But know that I don't speak for NetNewsWire or for its new owner, Black Pixel.) — Varieties of RSS