Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Readies an iPad App, Finally — Facebook had its application for the iPhone ready right when the Apple App Store opened in July 2008. But more than a year after the iPad went on sale, there is still no official Facebook app for it. — That is about to change.
Discussion: Appolicious Advisor, SAI, TiPb, Mobile Entertainment, Digital Trends, TUAW, AppleInsider, Redmond Pie, Softpedia News, 9 to 5 Mac, Online Social Media, Newlaunches.com, GottaBeMobile, Apple Bitch, T3.com News, The Apple Core Blog, Geeky-Gadgets, FT Tech Hub, Neowin.net, Techie Buzz, SlashGear, Electronista, OS X Daily, App Advice, CNET News, MobileBurn.com, MacStories, The Next Web, PhoneArena, everythingiCafe, iClarified, Gizmodo, New Media Age, Electricpig.co.uk and Edible Apple
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Official Facebook for iPad app coming soon?
Jeff Hughes / Digital Trends: Facebook app coming soon to iPad?
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Facebook is preparing an iPad app
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Facebook about to launch official iPad application?
Chris Smith / T3.com News: Tech Today: Kinect SDK for Windows, Facebook for iPad
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Facebook to release iPad app; rains on Friendly's parade
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Facebook iPad App Coming Soon
Maryam Nabi / FT Tech Hub: Facebook to unveil iPad app, reports say
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Report: Facebook to finally release iPad native app soon
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Official Facebook App for iPad Coming Soon
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Facebook iPad app imminent tip insiders
Paul Horowitz / OS X Daily: Facebook for iPad App Coming Soon
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Finally, A Facebook App For iPad Is (Probably) Coming
Steven Musil / CNET News: Facebook readying launch of iPad app?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: NYT: Facebook iPad App Launching “In The Coming Weeks”
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Facebook soon to release long-overdue iPad app
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Facebook Finally Working On iPad App?
Davey Alba / Gizmodo: Facebook Finally Gets Their iPad App Ready
Ronan Shields / New Media Age: Facebook readies iPad and HTML5 apps
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: Facebook iPad app incoming at last
John / Edible Apple: New “Project Spartan” initiative from Facebook looks to circumvent iOS App Store
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yes, Despite All The HTML5 Talk (And Action), Facebook Is Finally Doing An iPad App
Yes, Despite All The HTML5 Talk (And Action), Facebook Is Finally Doing An iPad App
Jason D. O'Grady / ZDNet: Facebook HTML5 port to subvert Apple's commission
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Project Spartan isn't anti-Apple — it's just pro-Facebook
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
RIM Falls 15%: FYQ1 Rev, Q2 View Miss; Cuts Year View; Plans Job Cuts, Share Buyback — BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIMM) this afternoon reported fiscal Q1 revenue below analysts' estimates, but profit a penny ahead, and a Q2 revenue forecast well below estimates, and cut its year outlook.
Charles Arthur / Guardian: What RIM's latest results tell us
Dave Neal / Inquirer: RIM faces up to a difficult first quarter
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: RIM CEOs Insist Outsiders Don't Get It, but Are We Really the Ones Confused?
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: RIM Co-CEOs to Critics: We're Awesome and We're Not Going Anywhere
Paul Kunert / The Register: Gloomy forecast, job cuts, product delays at RIM
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity: What's Next for RIM?
Market Wire: Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results and Revises Full Year Guidance
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: RIM plots layoffs, cuts fiscal year earnings outlook; PlayBook a bright spot
Faith Merino / VatorNews: RIM shares plunge after Q1 earnings report
Christina Warren / Mashable!: RIM Financial Outlook Dismal, 500,000 Playbooks Shipped
Nick Farrell / TechEye: RIM reveals some surprising Playbook numbers
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: RIM plots layoffs, cuts fiscal year earnings outlook; PlayBook a bright spot | ZDNet
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: RIM In Deep Trouble As Layoffs, Sales Slowdown Loom
Donald Melanson / Engadget: RIM announces Q1 earnings, says it's shipped 500,000 PlayBooks (update: 4G PlayBooks delayed)
Brian Deagon / IBD Click: RIM Shares Dive On Mixed Q1, Abysmal Outlook
Zach Epstein / BGR: RIM reports Q1 earnings: misses analyst estimates, Q2 outlook misses, layoffs coming
Phone Arena: Bad news for RIM drops stock 14%: a poor earnings report and a delay in the 4G BlackBerry PlayBook
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM COO Leaving The Company
RIM COO Leaving The Company
Rip Empson / TechCrunch: Lackluster Forecasts, Declining Revenue, And Imminent Layoffs: A Rough Quarter For RIM
Shan Li / L.A. Times Tech Blog: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has disappointing earnings report, stock plummets
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Could the News Get Worse for RIM?
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: RIM COO Morrison Takes Medical Leave, WSJ Says
Zach Epstein / BGR:
4G PlayBook launches delayed until fall
4G PlayBook launches delayed until fall
Discussion: The Loop, Online Social Media, AllThingsD, SlashGear, PhoneArena, SocialTimes.com, GottaBeMobile, FierceWireless and Engadget
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: RIM implodes: announces layoffs, 500,000 PlayBooks shipped
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Research In Motion Slashes Its Forecast Amid BlackBerry Weakness, Plans Layoffs
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: RIM (BlackBerry) Quarterly Net Way Down, Layoffs Announced, Shares Down -14% in After Hours Trading
Apple may freeze new Mac introductions until release of Mac OS X Lion — Apple management is so pumped up over the advantages presented by its forthcoming Mac OS X Lion operating system that the company has been holding back the release of at least one new Mac refresh until the software is finalized, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Fudzilla, Softpedia News, PC Magazine, Redmond Pie, Ars Technica, TiPb, MacStories, OS X Daily, Apple Bitch, SlashGear, MacRumors, TUAW, I4U News, Electronista, parislemon and iClarified
James Woodfin / Neowin.net: Rumor: Apple to hold off MacBook Air release
Nick Farrell / Fudzilla: Apple expected to release Sandy Bridge Macbook soon
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: Apple Holding Back New MacBook Airs for Finalized Lion OS
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Thunderbolt-Equipped MacBook Air, Mac Mini With Core i5/i7 On Hold Until OS X Lion Launches
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Rumor: Apple holding Sandy Bridge MacBook Air for Lion
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Are Apple's hardware releases increasingly tied to software?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Report Claims No New Macs Until Lion Launches
Rue Liu / SlashGear: MacBook Air, Mac Mini Revamps With Sandy Bridge Won't Launch Until Release Of OS X Lion?
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Apple may freeze new Mac releases until Lion ships
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: No new Mac Releases before OS X Lion
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The Android tablet problem, nicely summarized by one review's conclusion — From Ars Technica's review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which exemplifies the softball “please keep sending us gadgets” review so prevalent recently: … Really? Will a lot of customers notice the 2% thickness difference …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Daring Fireball
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Pogue on the Samsung Chromebook
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Why iTunes Match has indie soul label singing the blues — Apple has managed to get the four major record labels on board with its upcoming iTunes Match service, ensuring that most average users will be able to avoid “weeks” of uploading songs to Apple's iCloud service.
Discussion: Music Ally, Gizmodo, everythingiCafe, MacRumors, TUAW, SAI and hypebot
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Indie Labels Are Already Opting Out of iTunes Match
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Indie Label Decides Against iTunes Match
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Little and Big Music Disagree On ‘iTunes Match’
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Music label Numero Group opts out of iTunes Match
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
If You're Paying to Watch Web Video, You're Watching Netflix — If you're watching video on the Internet, the odds are very, very good that you're doing it on YouTube. And failing that, on Facebook. — But if you're paying to watch video on the Web, then the odds change: You're very, very likely to be watching Netflix.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacStories and Electronista
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Online video: iTunes wrestling Amazon, trailing behind Netflix, Hulu
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Survey Claims iTunes Has 10% Market Share Of Online Video
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Senate Committee Votes to Make Illegal Streaming of Movies, TV a Felony … Moving to close a possible loophole in the laws against the pirating of movies, TV shows and other intellectual property, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved making illegal streaming of video over the internet a felony in most cases.
Discussion: Techland, The Next Web, Bloomberg, Neowin.net, Gizmodo and Electronista
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg: Illegal Video Streaming Elevated to Felony Under Senate Bill
John Callaham / Neowin.net: US Senate bill could make illegal video streaming a felony
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Bill That Makes Illegal Streaming a Felony Passes Senate Committee
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Working at the Apple Store: Tales from the Inside — The bright, friendly facade of the Apple store hides some weird stuff, according to current and former employees. Porn-stuffed laptops, positivity police, and an anti-gossip gestapo: Welcome to the real Apple Store.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
American Airlines to save $1.2 million shifting paper flight charts to iPad — American Airlines has started a pilot program to test the use of Apple's iPad running a specialized app providing paperless flight navigation charts, a tool it says will save it over a million dollars a year in fuel costs.
Discussion: CrunchGear and PhoneArena
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Spam clogging Amazon's Kindle self-publishing — (Reuters) - Spam has hit the Kindle, clogging the online bookstore of the top-selling eReader with material that is far from being book worthy and threatening to undermine Amazon.com Inc's publishing foray. — Thousands of digital books …
Discussion: The Register, TechEye, Publishing Perspectives and Shelly Palmer Digital Living
Tim Worstall / The Register: Kindle Store awash with auto-generated crap ‘books’
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Amazon's Kindle getting clogged with spammy books
Edward Nawotka / Publishing Perspectives: Autopilot Kindle Cash: Spammers Slam Amazon with Bogus E-books
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Oracle seeks billions in lawsuit against Google — (Reuters) - Oracle Corp is seeking damages “in the billions of dollars” from Google Inc in a patent lawsuit over the smartphone market, according to a court filing. — Oracle sued Google last year, claiming the Web search company's Android …
Discussion: Inquirer, TechEye, Google Watch, mocoNews, SAI, FOSS Patents, 24/7 Wall St. and AllThingsD
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Oracle wants billions of dollars from Google
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents: Oracle is open about wanting billions of dollars from Google
Jon C. Ogg / 24/7 Wall St.: Google Takes Out $500... Chart Damage Analysis (GOOG, ORCL, YHOO, BIDU, YNDX)
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Filing Says Oracle's Java Suit Against Google Could Be Worth Billions
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Spotify Exec Hints U.S. Launch Is A Couple Weeks Away — Spotify general manager Jonathan Forster told an ad conference in London that the company is wrapping up the final licensing deals for a U.S. launch “as I speak.” — He also told Silicon Valley Watcher's Tom Forenski “We won't launch before July 5th.”
Discussion: AppleInsider, SlashGear, Pocket-lint, Silicon Valley Watcher, hypebot and The Business Insider
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Spotify US launch may be only a few weeks away
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: Spotify US launch could be imminent
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Spotify Exec All But Promises Early July US Launch
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple gives us a Peek into a New Social Networking App in the Works — Social networking on sites LinkedIn and Facebook are a huge success with today's in-crowd. Today's social apps typically use matching algorithms to match members with members who are deemed compatible by with their interests and values.
Discussion: SlashGear, PhoneArena and MacRumors
Special report: Government in cyber fight but can't keep up — (Reuters) - The Pentagon is about to roll out an expanded effort to safeguard its contractors from hackers and is building a virtual firing range in cyberspace to test new technologies, according to officials familiar with the plans …
Josh Hargreaves / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Government bringing knife to cyber gun fight?
Surur / WMPU:
Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 handset will launch in 6 European countries first — At the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference Victor Saeijs, Vice President, Nokia Europe told attendees that the Netherlands will be included in the first wave to receive Nokia's new Windows Phone 7 handsets.
Discussion: Engadget, WinRumors, the::unwired, WPCentral.com, Softpedia News and PhoneArena
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Nokia Windows Phones will launch in six European nations first, Finland not among them
Richard Edmonds / WPCentral.com: Nokia to launch first WP7 device in 6 European countries
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Internet users now have more and closer friends than those offline — Have a computer, Internet connection, and no Facebook profile? Now you're the weirdo outcast. In a new study done by the Pew Research Center, collections of data from thousands of participants showed that people …
Discussion: AllThingsD, Steve Rubel, MediaPost, Pew Internet, TechCrunch, Techland, GigaOM, Pew Internet, Poynter, Gizmodo, BetaNews, PC Magazine, @sebprovencher, GeekSugar, Guardian, GMSV, Nieman Journalism Lab, WebProNews, Mashable!, Search Engine Land, eWeek, Mixed Media, Pew Internet and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Study: You've Never Met 7% Of Your Facebook “Friends”
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Study: The Internet Helps You Make More Friends, Be More Social
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Line between online and offline life continues to blur
Julie Moos / Poynter: Pew: Social networking use doubles among adults, does not weaken relationships
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Does Facebook Help Build Closer Relationships?
Sebastien Provencher / @sebprovencher: Line between online and offline life continues to blur http://t.co/Vie3VGV (via @mathewi)
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Social-media use and its ups and downs
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: Are Americans becoming more isolated from each other? Maybe, Pew says, but don't blame Facebook
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Facebook Users Have More Close Friends [STUDY]
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land: A Portrait Of Who Uses Social Networks In The US (And How Social Media Affects Our Lives)
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Relax, All That Time You Spend on Facebook Is Good for You
Beth Kowitt / Fortune:
100 million Android fans can't be wrong — The inside story of how Google conquered the smartphone world. — FORTUNE — When Google (GOOG) acquired a tiny wireless startup called Android in 2005, few at the search giant had particularly high hopes for the deal — if they even knew about it.
Discussion: 9to5 Google, Android and Me and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, Thanks:louisgray
Seth Weintraub / 9to5 Google: Fortune covers the Android explosion
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Video: Android team talks about the smartphone revolution, what it's like to work at Google
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms — The National Security Agency is working with Internet providers to deploy a new generation of tools to scan e-mail and other digital traffic with the goal of thwarting cyberattacks against defense firms by foreign adversaries …
Discussion: The Deep End
Claudia Parsons / The Deep End: Do you want the NSA to be the cyber-police?
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk:
EXCLUSIVE: Inside the mind of the man who fired Steve Jobs — This is John Sculley. You might know him as the man who helped Pepsi overtake Coca-Cola, but you more likely recognise him as the infamous Apple CEO who fired Steve Jobs back in the 1980s. — Despite eventually being ousted himself …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TUAW
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Former Apple CEO John Sculley: “It's Apple's game to lose”
Steven Sande / TUAW: John Sculley discusses time at Apple, Steve Jobs
Natalie Shoemaker / PC Magazine:
Panasonic's Android Toughbook Adds Diversity to Tablet Market — Panasonic is addressing a part of the tablet market that has yet to be filled: Providing a secure solution for enterprise, government, and business users. In the past, the company has released smaller tablets, like the U1 Ultra …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Wired, PC World, Business Wire, Android Community, The Toybox Blog, Electronista, 9to5 Google and Android Phone Fans
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: The Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet Can Handle Job Sites, War Zones, And Daycares
Business Wire: Panasonic Toughbook to Address Market Void by Delivering Enterprise-Grade Android Tablet
Cory Gunther / Android Community: Panasonic Announces its Toughbook, Professional Grade Android Tablet
Ricardo Bilton / The Toybox Blog: Panasonic's new Toughbook brings the rugged life to tablets
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Panasonic outs rugged Android tablet, the Toughbook
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Vostu Responds To Zynga Lawsuit, Now Denies Copying Zynga* — Vostu, a social gaming company that's big in Brazil, has responded to a lawsuit from social gaming leader Zynga, which accused Vostu of stealing its games. (With pretty serious evidence.) — Vostu's statement …
Discussion: VG247, TechCrunch, The Business Insider and TechCrunch
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Zynga files copyright infringement suit against Vostu
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Zynga v. Vostu: Vostu Uses The “I Know You Are But What Am I” Defense
Nick Hughes / The Business Insider: Everything in Business is a Test
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: WAR! Zynga Sues The Hell Out Of Brazilian Clone Vostu
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
4 Million Users Strong And Apple Design Award In Hand, Pulse Grabs $9 Million Series A — Apple doesn't hand out a lot of design awards. When they do, it's a pretty clear indication of the apps they feel best showcase their platforms. This year at WWDC, one of the winners was Pulse …
Discussion: Mashable!, Mobile Entertainment, Venture Capital Dispatch, Social Markets, VentureBeat, AllThingsD and SAI
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Pulse Passes 4 Million Users, Raises $9 Million for Visual News Reader
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch: Pulse Taps $9M To Win Battle For Mobile-News Consumers
Tomio Geron / Social Markets: News Reader Pulse Raises $9 Million
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Pulse raises $9M for its slick news reader
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD: Pulse Gets Quicker With $9M in Funding
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Patent Ruling Means Nokia May Have to Stop Selling Two Discontinued Devices — After four years of legal wrangling, IPCom has emerged victorious from its battle with Nokia, though perhaps with less than it had hoped to show for its efforts. — The U.K. High Court ruled today that IPCom's …
Discussion: The Register, BGR, Bloomberg and Inquirer
Todd Haselton / BGR: Nokia loses patent suit against IPCom in U.K., argues otherwise
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Nokia fails to get a 3G patent thrown out