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: Friending Facebook Blog, eWeek, PC Magazine, mocoNews, Daring Fireball, SAI, All Facebook, PR Newswire, Geekosystem, ReadWriteWeb, TUAW, FierceMobileContent, Business Wire, Touch Arcade, GigaOM, AppleInsider, Computerworld, Softpedia News, Gamasutra, CNET News, GottaBeMobile, Techland, WebProNews, Edible Apple, Techie Buzz, iPhone, SlashGear, TiPb, Pocket-lint, Electricpig.co.uk, 9 to 5 Mac, I4U News, App Advice, @lessien, iClarified, everythingiCafe, Electronista and Slashdot
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Rumor: Facebook to take on Apple with HTML5 platform
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Facebook Prepping HTML5 Mobile-App Platform: Report
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Project Spartan — MG Siegler claims a scoop:
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook's iPhone App Store End-Around Is Exactly The Right Idea
David Cohen / All Facebook: Project Spartan: Facebook Aims To Bypass App Store
Steven Sande / TUAW: Is Facebook's Project Spartan going after Apple's app lock?
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Report: Facebook mobile platform will circumvent Apple's App Store
Andrew Couts / Business Wire: Facebook's ‘Project Spartan’: A covert, web-based rival to Apple's App Store
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple might not get social, but Facebook doesn't get mobile apps
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Facebook going Spartan to take on Apple?
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Facebook's ‘Project Spartan’ to be HTML5 App Store for iOS
Giles Turnbull / Techland: Report: Facebook Eyes Apple's Achilles' Heel with ‘Project Spartan’
John / Edible Apple: New “Project Spartan” initiative from Facebook looks to circumvent iOS App Store
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone: Facebook's “Project Spartan” To Challenge iOS App Store with HTML5 Apps
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Facebook's Project Spartan: An HTML5 Trojan Horse for Apple
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Facebook to take on Apple with own App Store
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Facebook planning ‘Project Spartan’ attack on Apple's App Store?
A.T. Faust III / App Advice: Project Spartan Is Facebook's HTML-Based Answer To iCloud And 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 Armed With HTML5 and Gunning For Apple
Jason Tanz / Wired:
Kinect Hackers Are Changing the Future of Robotics — For 25 years, the field of robotics has been bedeviled by a fundamental problem: If a robot is to move through the world, it needs to be able to create a map of its environment and understand its place within it.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Kinect goes legit on Windows as Microsoft releases software development kit — Oregon State University student Alex Wiggins gestures to Kinect, which in turn makes a remote-control toy helicopter take off while teammates Ruma Paul (left) and Fabio Matsui (right) look on.
Discussion: BGR, BetaNews, Ed Burnette's Dev … and Gizmodo
Zach Epstein / BGR: Microsoft issues Kinect for Windows SDK beta
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo: Microsoft's Kinect for Windows SDK Beta Is Out
Steve Clayton / TechNet Blogs:
Official Kinect Developer Kit: now available for download — When we launched Kinect last year it was greeted with amazing enthusiasm by consumers, resulting in sales of over 10m units at last count - and a place in the Guinness World Book of Records as the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time.
Jeffrey Meisner / The Official Microsoft Blog: Kinect for Windows SDK - It's Here!
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft delivers Kinect development kit for non-commercial use
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Microsoft Launches Kinect SDK for Windows
Matt Peckham / PC World: Kinect for Windows SDK Beta Available Now to Download
Jay Greene / CNET News: Microsoft advances natural UI with Kinect SDK
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Microsoft unleashes Kinect software development kit
@ch9: We're streaming live on Channel 9, send us your questions about Kinect for Windows now. http://ch9.ms
Lee Stott / MSDN Blogs: Kinect for Windows SDK - It's Here!
Dan Fernandez / Channel 9: Installing and Using the Kinect Sensor
Phillip Torrone / Make: Kinect Hackers Are Changing the Future of Robotics - The Real Story Behind the Kinect
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: Beta for Kinect for Windows SDK Now Available!
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: SiliconANGLE, Digital Trends, Naked Security, WebProNews, Dusty Tech, TG Daily, Guardian, Geekosystem, Washington Post, InfoWorld, Computerworld, The Next Web, Neowin.net and Tech Europe
Kit Dotson / SiliconANGLE: Hacker Group LulzSec Downs CIA.gov Website, IT Security Community Rolls Their Eyes
Naked Security / Sophos: CIA website brought down by DDoS attack, LulzSec hackers claim responsibility
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: LulzSec Takes Down CIA.gov, Hacking Simply for Enjoyment
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: LulzSec hacks CIA website - and has fun with telephone hotline
Keith Stuart / Guardian: Why are Lulzsec and Anonymous hacking games companies?
James Bishop / Geekosystem: LulzSec, Anonymous and The Days Of Internet Rage
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post: CIA Web site hacked; group LulzSec takes credit
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Dial ‘h’ for ‘hacker’: LulzSec is the future of the Net
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
Ben Rooney / Tech Europe: Want A Web Attack? Who You Goin' To Call?
Stephen Chapman / Between the Lines Blog:
LulzSec leaks 62,000 emails and passwords, also targets CIA — The infamous rogue hacker group, Lulz Security, is back again with claims of packet-flooding the CIA's Web site and leaking another lengthy list of email addresses and passwords. — CIA — Following their recent exploits …
Discussion: SiliconFilter, Gizmodo, Inquirer, The Next Web, THN, Softpedia News, Bits, Gizmodo, Geekosystem and msnbc.com
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Has Lulzsec Leaked Your Data Online? Here's a Simple Tool to Check
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Lulzsec releases 62,000 emails and passwords
Matt Brian / The Next Web: LulzSec releases 62,000 user credentials, followers begin accessing accounts
Nick Bilton / Bits: Hacking Group Says It Brought Down C.I.A. Site
Winda Benedetti / msnbc.com: Nerd fight! 4chan takes on LulzSec over game attacks
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Work Begins To Replace Fifth Avenue Glass Cube — In a stunning development, an expensive construction project has begun at the Fifth Avenue (NYC) Apple store to completely remove the unique and iconic glass cube entrance to the store and to then reinstall it.
Discussion: CNET News, PC Magazine, SAI, 9 to 5 Mac, CrunchGear, AppleInsider, MacRumors, TUAW, MacNN, The Next Web, MacDailyNews, iClarified and Edible Apple
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Apple begins $6.6M overhaul on NYC ‘cube’ store
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: Fifth Avenue Apple Store Getting a Makeover
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Spending $6.7 Million To Remove And Reinstall The Glass Cube At Its NYC Store
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple spending $6 million to revamp the Fifth Avenue store's iconic glass cube entrance
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple to Upgrade Fifth Avenue Store Plaza, Temporarily Remove Iconic Glass Cube
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: 5th Avenue Apple Store's iconic glass cube to be reinstalled
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Break Out the Pepto-Bismol — RIM Reports Earnings Today — With its stock hovering around a five-year low, Research In Motion reports earnings today, and after the company's late April warning, no one seems to be expecting much of it. — Since slashing its estimates for the first fiscal quarter …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and MarketBeat
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: RIM COO Morrison Takes Medical Leave, WSJ Says
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast shows off 1 Gbps broadband — Comcast CEO Brian Roberts showed off the next-generation cable broadband technology on Thursday, which could deliver data at over 1 gigabit per second to our home. Roberts showed a live 11-mile cable network and downloaded 23 episodes of 30 Rock …
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat, Electronista, DSLreports and NYConvergence.com
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Comcast shows off next generation broadband & TV
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Actually Comcastic: Gigabit broadband gets shown off
DSLreports: Comcast to Demo 1 Gbps, 100 Mbps Symmetrical Tomorrow - New Pace-Built Xfinity Box, New Upstream Channel Bonding?
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: 9 to 5 Mac, App Advice, BGR, AppleInsider, TUAW, Betabeat, PC Magazine, PhoneArena, iPhone Buzz, SlashGear, Neowin.net, iLounge, MacNN and CrunchGear
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: New York publisher takes Apple to court for infringing ‘iBooks’ trademark
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Apple Sued Over iBooks Name
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple sued for infringing ‘iBooks’ trademark
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Apple faces trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of iBooks
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: How Do You Like Dem Lawsuits, Apple?
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Apple Sued for Use of ‘iBooks’ Name
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Beacon Universal Remote, Publisher sues Apple offer iBooks trademark, i-FlashDrive
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Publisher sues Apple over iBooks trademark
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Apple sued over iBooks name
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple sued over use of ‘iBooks’ name
John Biggs / CrunchGear: “iBooks” Publisher Sues Apple
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft refuses to endorse WebGL, labels it ‘harmful’ — Microsoft said on Thursday that it refuses to endorse WebGL from a security perspective. — The strong words came directly from Microsoft's own security research and defines team. Microsoft's MSRC engineering team …
Discussion: TechNet Blogs and Security Watch
Swiat / TechNet Blogs: WebGL Considered Harmful
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Microsoft Engineers Criticize WebGL Design Security
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
The MacBook Air: Apple's $3 Billion Baby — When he last gauged the revenue opportunity of the MacBook Air back in April, J.P. Morgan hardware analyst Mark Moskowitz estimated it at $2.2 billion. But with a refresh of the machine in the offing and demand for it still strong, he's reassessed and come up with a new figure: $3 billion.
Discussion: @jason, Tech Trader Daily and Fortune
Jason Calacanis / @jason: Clearly the MacBook Air is Apple's best product EVER CREATED. Better than iPhone and iPad—clearly. http://t.co/G1RrbYl
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: JP Morgan Ups MacBook Air Estimates
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: J.P. Morgan sees the MacBook Air as a $3 billion business
Katherine Rosman / Wall Street Journal:
Eat Your Vegetables, and Don't Forget to Tweet — As a teenager, Jessica Wilson rebelled against her parents. She refused to tweet. — Parents are always looking for ways to position their children for success, from piano lessons to Mandarin immersion.
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, SAI and WebProNews
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land: Updated: Google Embroiled In Political Controversy Over Cost-Per-Lead Ad Test
Ricky Kreitner / SAI: Google And Obama Team Have Special Ad Deal, GOP Alleges
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals New Security Features for “Find My iPhone” Part 2 — A new patent application from Apple this morning reveals that they began working on new security features for “Find My iPhone” shortly after the first iteration was revealed back in 2009. The next generation security features are noted as being proactive in nature.
Discussion: MacRumors, Gizmodo, TUAW, The Next Web, MacStories and iClarified
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Patent Application Addresses Advanced ‘Find My iPhone’ Features and Customizability
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Apple patent reveals possible Find My iPhone improvements
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: New Apple patent wants to give you James Bond's Find my iPhone features
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Patent Details Potential Future Find My iPhone Features
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Tapjoy Puts up $5M to Help App Developers Port to Android — The paid distribution provider Tapjoy, many of whose users' mobile gaming applications are now being rejected by Apple, has established a $5 million fund to help transition existing games to Android.
Discussion: paidContent, Fast Company, digiday:DAILY and VentureBeat
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company: Google Launches Reputation Management, Tapjoy Pays For Android Porting, Restaurant Tabs Go Mobile
Saya Weissman / digiday:DAILY: The Signal: Vizio's Tablet Play
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Tapjoy launches $5M fund to port apps to Android
Pratip Banerji / Google Book Search Blog:
Google eBooks Affiliate program - Open for business — Posted by Pratip Banerji, Product Manager, Google Books team — Retailers, bloggers, book publishers and other website owners in the U.S. can now become Google eBooks affiliates. Affiliates can link to Google eBooks on their sites …
Discussion: PC Magazine, paidContent, Techie Buzz and The Digital Reader
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Google Calls for Allies in eBook Battle
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Google Launches E-Book Affiliates Program
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Google eBookstore Announces Affiliate Program
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader: The Google ebookstore now has an affiliate program
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
O2 UK spurns BlackBerry PlayBook, cites issues with ‘end to end customer experience’ — Today is the PlayBook's official launch day in the UK, but one of the island kingdom's biggest mobile players won't be taking part. O2 has apparently been reaching out to subscribers who've expressed …
Discussion: CNET News, Electronista, Electricpig.co.uk, BGR, Guardian, SAI and CrackBerry.com blogs
Charles Arthur / Guardian: BlackBerry PlayBook review
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Major British Carrier Slams The PlayBook, Decides Not To Sell 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: Computerworld, GigaOM, BetaNews, Ars Technica, Between the Lines Blog, Techland, 9 to 5 Mac, Macworld, Electronista, App Advice, The Loop, BGR, Fortune, SAI, OS X Daily, AppleInsider, Softpedia News, I4U News, Gizmodo, CrunchGear and TUAW
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Apple slashes annual back-to-school offer, pushes apps
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Why Apple's new Back to School deal is good business
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Apple offers stingier back-to-school promotion
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Apple launches back-to-school deal with $100 Mac App Store voucher
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple kicks off 2011 Back to School: Yes, it's a $100 iTunes gift card
Aayush Arya / Macworld: Apple Back to School deal offers $100 gift card
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
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's Back to School promo: No more free iPod touch
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: 2011 Apple Back To School launches June 16, $100 App Store Gift Card Confirmed [Update]
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Apple's Back To School Promo: $100 Gift Card For Apps And Media
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Apple Back to School promotion starts June 16 with a $100 gift card
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Weiner resigns, and Twitter claims its first major political casualty — So Anthony Weiner is resigning, after discussions with his wife persuaded him he could no longer serve. He was facing the prospect of an ethics investigation, and House leaders were set to strip him of a key committee slot …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Want to Transfer Data to Your Phone? Just Point and Shoot. — Researchers at Google and MIT think they have come up with a novel way to transfer applications and data to a cellphone without a cable or wireless network. Their transfer mechanism of choice? The camera.
Discussion: News Office, Computerworld, Engadget, Popular Science, Geeky-Gadgets, PhysOrg.com and TG Daily
Clay Dillow / Popular Science: Finally, A Simple Way to Throw Applications Between Your Computer and Your Phone, While They're Running
Julian Horsey / Geeky-Gadgets: Google Intern Creates Open App Transfer System From PC To Phone Via Camera
Larry Hardesty / PhysOrg.com: You can take it with you: Transfer open applications between computer, cellphone with a snapshot
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Google system transfers open apps from a cellphone to a PC
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 …
Discussion: Digits, LAPTOP Magazine, Gizmodo, Fortune, Slashdot, CNET News, InformationWeek, PC Magazine, E L S U A, Engadget, AdAge, Techland, Geekosystem, Associated Press, ZDNet, Associated Press, Innovation Rules, Telegraph and USA Today
Tom Loftus / Digits: Happy 100th Birthday, IBM!
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Q&A: Talking with IBM's Personal History Keeper
Andrew Nusca / CNET News: IBM at 100: 15 inflection points in history
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: IBM Turns 100: A Look Back
Luis Suarez / E L S U A: IBM at 100 - Where The Wild Ducks Go
Andrew Pavia / AdAge: IBM Celebrates 100 Years With Life Lessons (and a 4-Page Ad)
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Techland Interview: How IBM Is (Still) Changing the Way We Live
Max Eddy / Geekosystem: IBM Turns 100 Years Old Today
Rich Karlgaard / Innovation Rules: IBM Turns 100 — An Interview with CEO Sam Palmisano
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.
Discussion: Social Markets, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswires, SAI, DealBook, @dannysullivan and Tnooz
Tomio Geron / Social Markets: HomeAway To Raise Up To $216 Million In IPO
Alyson Shontell / SAI: HomeAway Is Now A Multi-Billion Dollar Company
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: No, a vacation home rental service is not a “tech IPO” http://techme.me/BfkO paging 2000, year 2000, please report to the bubble room
Dennis Schaal / Tnooz: HomeAway outpaces Kayak and prices IPO
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.
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade, Thanks:scobleizer
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: VIZIO's 8-inch Android Tablet to Launch Summer 2011 for $349
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Rebecca Black Pulls Infamous ‘Friday’ Video From YouTube — It's Thursday, Thursday, and Rebecca Black's memetastic “Friday” video is no longer available on YouTube, due to a copyright claim filed by Rebecca Black apparently. It's not clear what exactly happened to the video …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
U.S. CIO Kundra leaving for Harvard post — Vivek Kundra, the U.S.' first Chief Information Officer, is stepping down to take a fellowship at Harvard University. Jack Lew, the director of the United States Office of Management and Budget confirmed the news, saying Kundra will leave in August …
Discussion: The Politico, BetaNews, ReadWriteWeb, Data Center Knowledge and Bloomberg
Kim Hart / The Politico: Sources: Kundra leaving White House
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Resigns, Plans to Join Harvard
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Federal CIO Kundra Leaving for Harvard