Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
PopCap Games To Be Acquired For $1 Billion+ — Huge news in the gaming world: PopCap Games, the company behind such hits as Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled, is in the process of being acquired — and we're hearing from multiple sources that the price is over $1 billion. — The question now is who the buyer is.
Discussion: GeekWire, MacNN, Joystiq, VG247, Games.com The Blog …, scribbal.com, iPhone Alley and Kotaku
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: Mystery buyer acquiring PopCap for more than $1B
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: Report: PopCap being acquired for over $1 billion
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Rumour - PopCap to be acquired for $1 billion
Joe Osborne / Games.com The Blog. CityVille …: Rumor: Bejeweled-maker PopCap to sell for over $1 billion
Kris Holt / scribbal.com: REPORT: PopCap Games Being Acquired For More Than $1B, Identity Of Buyer Not Revealed
Nikhil Katti / iPhone Alley: PopCap Games to Be Acquired for over $1 Billion
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Report: Someone's Buying PopCap Games for a Cool Billion
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
What's the Top-Selling Phone at Verizon and AT&T? — It's been about five months since Apple's iPhone debuted on Verizon's network and already it's the carrier's top-selling handset. This according to BTIG Research (registration required), which spent the past three weeks asking 250 Verizon …
Discussion: TechCrunch, 9 to 5 Mac, Computerworld, BGR, TiPb, The Business Insider, iPhone Download Blog, Electronista and TUAW
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Mango is a solid step for Windows Phone 7 — but it's still not enough
Zach Epstein / BGR: And the best-selling smartphone at AT&T and Verizon stores is...
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iPhone 4 best selling smartphone on AT&T, Verizon
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: iPhone the top smartphone at both AT&T and Verizon
Apple Said to Prepare Faster IPhone for September — Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to introduce a new iPhone in September that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, according to two people familiar with the plans. — The device will include the A5 processor …
Discussion: Fast Company, MediaFile, GigaOM, PR Newswire, Redmond Pie, VatorNews, BGR, The Atlantic Wire, The Toybox Blog, Daring Fireball, SAI, The Register, DailyTech, Geek.com, GottaBeMobile, Disruptors, Guardian, iPhone Download Blog and CNET News.com
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: More Details Emerge On The iPhone Lite
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: New iPhone seen in time for school
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: A new iPhone in fall sets up a record-crushing holiday quarter for Apple
Mike Wehner / PR Newswire: New iPhone 5 rumors stir buzz among Apple fans
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: iPhone 5 Jailbreak To Be Demonstrated Live By ‘p0sixninja’ At MyGreatFest When It Releases This Fall
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Faster iPhone 5 to debut in September
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire: Your Guide to iPhone 5 Rumors
Ricardo Bilton / The Toybox Blog: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Bloomberg Apple Rumor Dump
Henry Blodget / SAI: Finally...An Explanation For iPhone 5 Delay — Apple Pushed Back Release To Wait For iOS 5
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Apple's next iPhone planned for September, says report
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Apple Plans September iPhone 5 Launch, New iPad, and “Third World” Budget iPhone
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: iPhone 5 with A5 chip, 8MP camera, and iOS 5 arrives August/September
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Apple, Dropbox, LulzSec
Charles Arthur / Guardian: iPhone 5 ‘to launch in September’
Lance Whitney / CNET News.com: Report: Apple launching new iPhone in September
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
That Apple Television Is Coming This August Alongside The iPhone Nano (And Santa)
That Apple Television Is Coming This August Alongside The iPhone Nano (And Santa)
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Atlantic Wire, Tech Trader Daily, CNN, SAI, O'Grady's PowerPage, Digital Trends, TechnoBuffalo and Edible Apple
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Why the Apple HDTV Rumor Won't (and Maybe Shouldn't) Die
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire: Patents Reveal Clues About Apple's Revolutionary New TV
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: TV Yes, 2011, No, Says Piper
Doug Gross / CNN: Apple to start making TVs, report says
Henry Blodget / SAI: Here Are Some New Details On The iPhone 5... Bloomberg dug …
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Rumor: Apple said to have full television in the works
Sean P. Aune / TechnoBuffalo: Could an Apple TV be Coming as Early as This Fall?
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Apple granted patent on webpage scrolling behaviors, media granted patent on crazy — So Apple got yet another patent granted today, and now there's yet another media firestorm over whether it means Cupertino will be able to sue every other phone manufacturer out of business …
Discussion: Ars Technica, PC Magazine, PC World, Engadget, MacStories, The Next Web, RazorianFly, iPhone Alley, 9 to 5 Mac and Redmond Pie
Elizabeth Fish / PC World: Apple Gets Touchscreen Patent, Makes Things Potentially Awkward for Rivals
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Apple granted patent for ‘portable multifunction devices’ with multitouch screens
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple's iPhone ‘multitouch patent’ not as broad as it would seem
Alex Gardner / iPhone Alley: New Patent Could Allow Apple to Demand High Licensing Fees From Other OS Developers
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: About that Apple patent — We initially passed on the Patently …
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Apple Granted Multi-Touch Patent For iPhone Interface; Future Of Rival Smartphone Makers Is Now Uncertain
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Patents for their Original iPhone Interface, a MicroDVI Connector, the iMac's Edge …
Apple Wins Patents for their Original iPhone Interface, a MicroDVI Connector, the iMac's Edge …
Discussion: PC Magazine, MobileCrunch, MacRumors, Gizmodo, The Loop, CNET News.com, SlashGear and Electronista
Jordan Crook / MobileCrunch: Freshly Awarded iPhone Patent Could Mean Trouble For Apple's Competitors
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple awarded patent for mutiltouch interface
Don Reisinger / CNET News.com: Apple scores broad touch screen patent
John Biggs / MobileCrunch:
RIM, You're Done Here — Research In Motion is done. They'll be bought in the next year or so, their products will roll into whoever buys them - Microsoft, most probably - and they'll go the way of Nokia, Danger, and countless other mobile platforms. They'll exist independently for a while and then be subsumed.
Discussion: Rethink Wireless and AllThingsD
Caroline Gabriel / Rethink Wireless: Microsoft tipped as acquirer for RIM
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: RIM's Not a Takeover Target if No One Wants It
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
RIM cuts internal PlayBook sales estimates by more than half
RIM cuts internal PlayBook sales estimates by more than half
Discussion: PC World, DigiTimes, Electronista, ZDNet, AllThingsD, ITProPortal, The Tech Trade, The Register, SAI, MacDailyNews and Tech Trader Daily
Matt Hamblen / PC World: RIM Drastically Cuts PlayBook Sales Target, Report Says
James Kendrick / ZDNet: Tablet wars: RIM lowers PlayBook estimates, Amazon readies tablet, iPad rolls on
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: RIM Giving Up On Its iPad 2 Rival Tablet?
Paul Kunert / The Register: RIM cuts PlayBook sales forecast, report says
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: RIM Reportedly Slashes Internal Estimates For PlayBook Sales
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: RIM Cuts PlayBook Build Plan, Says DigiTimes
Chris Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
Apple's Tim Cook Visits China Mobile to Discuss 4G LTE iPhone — Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook is spotted in China Mobile headquarters this morning. A Chinese reporter from First Financial Daily (one of the most prosperous financial papers in China) managed to take a picture …
Discussion: MacNN, 9 to 5 Mac, iPhone Alley, MacGazette.net, MacRumors, RazorianFly, PhoneArena, MacDailyNews, AppleInsider, Edible Apple and iLounge
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Did Tim Cook cut the iPhone deal with China Mobile this morning?
Nikhil Katti / iPhone Alley: Apple COO Tim Cook Spotted at China Mobile HQ
Arron / RazorianFly: Apple Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, Spotted At China Mobile's Headquarters - [PHOTO]
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple COO Tim Cook spotted at China Mobile HQ?
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Winklevoss twins abandon appeal of Facebook ruling — (Reuters) - The Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court a ruling upholding a $65 million cash-and-stock settlement reached with Facebook Inc. — The 2008 settlement was intended …
Discussion: Bits, TechCrunch, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Friending Facebook Blog and Reuters
Miguel Helft / Bits: Winklevosses Drop Facebook Fight, Keep Settlement
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Winklevoss twins abandon appeal over Facebook settlement to U.S. Supreme Court
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Winklevoss twins finally give up fighting Facebook
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: Winklevoss twins end appeal of Facebook settlement
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung has to wait for iPad 3 and iPhone 5, but Apple may have to wait for a preliminary injunction — Last week I reported on Apple's staunch opposition to Samsung's request for early access to product samples of (and packaging and marketing materials related to) the next generation of the iPad and the iPhone.
Discussion: Reuters, AppleInsider, Geek.com, This is my next, Engadget, AllThingsD, mocoNews, MacRumors, App Advice, TUAW, Electronista, eWeek, iPhone Download Blog, IntoMobile and BGR, Thanks:hecatae
Dan Levine / Reuters: Samsung won't get peek at unreleased iPhone: ruling
Brian Heater / Engadget: Samsung denied preview of iPad 3, iPhone 5 in ongoing Apple infringement suit
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Judge to Samsung: Nice Try, but No Early Peek at iPhone 5, iPad 3
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: Sorry Samsung: No iPhone 5 For You (Yet)
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Samsung's Request to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 Denied
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Judge: Samsung Can't See Apple's Future iDevice Designs, At Least Not Yet
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Judge denies Samsung's request to see iPad 3, iPhone 5
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Samsung Denied Glimpse at Apple iPhone 5, Next iPad in Lawsuit
Todd Haselton / BGR: Judge denies Samsung access to unreleased iPad, iPhone
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Google's Schmidt predicts widespread “tap and pay” within a year — Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, believes that a third of check-out terminals in retail stores and restaurants will be upgraded to allow wireless “tap and pay” from mobile phones within the next year.
Discussion: PC World, AdAge, adafruit industries blog and Electronista
Amazon to launch tablet PCs in August-September, say Taiwan component makers — Amazon is poised to step into tablet PCs and will launch models as son as August-September, with targeted global sales of four million units for 2011, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
Jared Newman / PC World: Amazon Tablet Rumored for August or September
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Amazon media tablet specs, timing revealed?
Michael / Mobile Marketing Watch: Amazon Expected to Release Eagerly Anticipated Tablet PC Before End of Summer
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: iKindle For August?
Sean P. Aune / TechnoBuffalo: Amazon Tablets May Launch by Aug. or Sept.
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: Amazon's iPad 2 Rival To Come In August?
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Tech news roundup: plasma TV sales growing, Amazon reportedly releasing Android tablet in August …
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Report: Amazon To Challenge iPad
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: The Latest Amazon Tablet Leak: It's Coming This Autumn
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Amazon's integrated tablet to arrive in 60 days, mount serious challenge to iPad?
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: DigiTimes: Inaugural Amazon tablet due August-September
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Amazon tablet coming as soon as August or September?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Amazon Set to Step Up as Next iPad Competitor
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Amazon Android tablets may launch in Aug-Sept
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Amazon Prepping a Tablet for this Fall? Well, yeah.
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Amazon Expects to Sell 4M Tablets This Year: Report
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab: Rumor: Amazon Gunning for a Tablet Release This Fall
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Amazon launching iPad competitor this fall?
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Best Buy puts your music in the cloud, goes where others have gone before — Google, Amazon, and Apple have been hogging the headlines when it comes to storing your tunes in the internet either. That doesn't mean there isn't room for another musically inclined cloud contender — or at least, that's how Best Buy sees things.
Discussion: VatorNews, BGR, 9 to 5 Mac, PhoneArena, PC World, Ars Technica, ITProPortal, Techland, Android Phone Fans, paidContent, Neowin.net, AndroidGuys, CNET News.com, RazorianFly, SlashGear, ReadWriteWeb, GrindGadget, All, Gizmodo and Softpedia News
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Best Buy unveils half-baked cloud music service
Todd Haselton / BGR: Best Buy takes on Apple, Amazon with new cloud music service
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Smelling money, Best Buy unveils music locker in the cloud
Brennon Slattery / PC World: Best Buy Joins Cloud Music Locker Business, Poorly
Jared Newman / Techland: Best Buy Gets into Cloud Music with an Impenetrable Mess
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Best Buy Launches Music Cloud Service
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Can Best Buy's Music Cloud Beat Apple To The iPunch?
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net: Best Buy launches Music Cloud; offers nothing new to consumers
Vincent Messina / AndroidGuys: Best Buy Announces its Music Cloud Service
Lance Whitney / CNET News.com: Best Buy launching cloud music service
David Ali / GrindGadget: Best Buy launches news cloud music service to compete with Apple and Amazon
Devin Chanda / All: Best Buy Introduces Music Cloud Service
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Best Buy Is Joining the Cloud Music Party
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Best Buy's Music Cloud: Skip It, For Now
Apple Bid to Bar Amazon ‘Appstore’ Will ‘Likely’ Be Denied — Apple Inc. will “probably” lose its court bid to stop Amazon.com Inc. from using the term “Appstore” for a service selling programs for Android devices, a federal judge said. — Apple, whose top-selling product is the iPhone …
Discussion: MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, Reuters and The Loop
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Judge Skeptical of Apple's ‘Appstore’ Trademark Claims
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple's request to ban Amazon from using “App Store” term will “probably” be denied
Michael Zhao / Gizmodo: Apple Probably Can't Make Amazon Stop Saying “Appstore”
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple hits ‘stumbling block’ in Amazon App Store lawsuit
Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Google TV 2.0 - a look into the Android 3.1 “Fishtank” — One of the things that seemingly wasn't covered much at Google I/O was Google TV. It was clearly difficult for the Android team to admit that Google TV was not received nearly as well as everyone had hoped.
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear, Android Phone Fans, GigaOM, Android and Me, I4U News and Android Community
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Google TV 2.0 ‘Fishtank’ developer kit revealed running Honeycomb and apps
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: A First Look at the Next Generation of Google TV
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Will Google TV 2.0 embrace cord cutting?
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Google TV 2.0 and the “Fishtank” set-top box surface
Chris Davies / Android Community: Google TV 2.0 “Fishtank” program leaks
David Weir / 7x7SF:
Salon CEO Gingras Resigns to Become Global Head of News Products at Google — The CEO of Salon.com, Richard Gingras, held an emotional “all-hands” meeting with his staff today to tell them he is resigning, effective July 8th, to become global head of news products for Google.
Discussion: paidContent, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Wall Street Journal, The Wire, Media Decoder, paidContent, @jason, The Wire and Gawker, more at Mediagazer »
David Kaplan / paidContent: Salon's Gingras To Oversee Google's News Products
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Richard Gingras leaving Salon CEO post to lead news products at Google [Updated]
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: Salon CEO Gingras to Head Up News at Google
Matt Rosoff / The Wire: Google Hires Salon.com CEO To Head Up News Business
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Salon Chief Executive Steps Down
David Kaplan / paidContent: Salon CEO Gingras Resigns; Site Faces An Uncertain Future
Jason Calacanis / @jason: what's status of Salon.com business? still public? http://t.co/GtaJ2Bc pink sheets? CEO Resigns, to GoogleNews http://t.co/k9vnzg6
Noah Davis / The Wire: Salon.com CEO steps down. …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Bill Keller Still Talking Even Though His Opinion No Longer Matters
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Box.net Ups The Ante Against Microsoft With In-Depth Google Docs Integration — Cloud storage and collaboration startup Box.net is upping the ante against competitor Microsoft SharePoint today with the launch of an in-depth integration with Google's productivity suite Google Docs and Spreadsheets directly within the platform.
Discussion: 9to5 Google, The Business Insider, The Box Blog, Market Wire, PC World and ReadWriteWeb
Jake Smith / 9to5 Google: Box.net and Google Docs share love in the cloud
Ellis Hamburger / The Business Insider: The Google Docs Integration We've Been Waiting For Is Finally Here
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb: Box Announces Integration with Google Docs
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Verizon's new data plans broken down in complete detail — Having a hard time wrapping your head around the upcoming changes to Verizon's smartphone data plans? We just got all the dirty details dropped in our laps. Charts, e-mails, the whole kit and kaboodle, folks. — Let's start with what you see above.
Discussion: MacRumors, Engadget, Android Community, PhoneNews.com, TUAW, Droid Life, CrackBerry.com blogs, Android Phone Fans and GrindGadget
Chris Burns / Android Community: Verizon Directs Employees How to Handle End of Unlimited Data Plans
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Verizon Data Plans Broken Down In Detail
Kellex / Droid Life: Verizon Shares Tiered Data Pricing During Employee Training, Confirms Everything We Already Told You
Michelle Haag / CrackBerry.com blogs: A closer look at the new Verizon Wireless data plans
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Verizon Begins Training on Tiered Data, Tons of New Info Spills Out
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Proposed bill would require mobile carriers to detail 4G speeds — IDG News Service - New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would require mobile carriers to detail their “guaranteed minimum” data speeds and their network reliability statistics to potential customers.
Discussion: mocoNews, Engadget, BGR, CNNMoney.com, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 to 5 Mac, Hillicon Valley, dailywireless.org, IntoMobile, DSLreports, FierceWireless and MobileCrunch
Zach Epstein / BGR: New bill could force carriers to tell the truth about 4G
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Finally: New bill to force carriers to disclose real “4G” speeds
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Wireless Disclosure Act: 4G Honesty
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Bill aims to clarify what ‘4G’ means
DSLreports: Eshoo Bill Takes Aim at 4G Confusion - And Requires Carriers Be Clearer About Speeds, Coverage
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Lawmaker introduces bill to verify ‘4G’ marketing claims
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Shazam Raises $32M to Push Into Television — Shazam, the popular mobile music look-up service, has raised $32 million from investors including Kleiner Perkins and Institutional Venture Partners. — The company has more than 140 million users (people who have downloaded one of its apps …
Discussion: Shazam, The Loop, Bits, SiliconANGLE, GigaOM, TechCrunch, Reuters, VatorNews, Mashable!, paidContent:UK, Apps blog, Fast Company, Music Ally, PhoneArena, hypebot, SAI and Venture Capital Dispatch, more at Mediagazer »
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Shazam raises $32 million in funding
Jenna Wortham / Bits: Shazam Identifies the Sound of Fresh Venture Funds
Ross LaRocco / SiliconANGLE: Shazam Scores $32M and Will Blow Out Your Speakers.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Shazam raises $32M to tackle TV ads
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Shazam Raises A Huge Round To The Tune of $32 Million
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Shazam raises $32 million to expand music, TV services
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Shazam secures $32 million for TV mobile discovery
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!: Shazam Wants To ID Your TV
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: Shazam Takes Another $32 Million Funding For TV Tagging
Stuart Dredge / Apps blog: Shazam raises $32m funding round for TV tagging expansion
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company: Google Takes On Skype, Daily Deals Snag First-Time Customers, Shazam Raises $32 Million
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Shazam raises $32m of new funding
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Shazam Raises $32 Million, Plans Major Expansion
Alyson Shontell / SAI: Shazam, The App That Tells You What Song Is Playing In The Background, Just Raised $32 Million
Zoran Basich / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: Tesaro's $101M Round One Of This Year's Largest
Scott Nicholson / The LinkedIn Blog:
The Gender Divide: Are Men better than Women at Social Networking? — Women are more savvy networkers in the ranching industry. Men are more savvy networkers in the cosmetics industry. Wait, what? That was exactly our reaction when we saw the initial results for our latest data insights blog post …
Discussion: Mixed Media, TechCrunch, MediaPost and scribbal.com, more at Mediagazer »
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: LinkedIn Hires Fortune Editor to Head Up Content
Mark Walsh / MediaPost: Men ‘Savvier’ Networkers Than Women
Mariel Loveland / scribbal.com: INFOGRAPHIC: Are Men Better Social Networkers Than Women?
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
See you later — After five years at Gizmodo, I'm moving on to play around in the ocean a bit more and figure out what my next adventure is. Thanks for reading the site—I've had fun creating it. — P.S. Joe Brown will be taking over for me. Congratulate him warmly!
Discussion: Media Decoder, @gruber, The Wire, @caro, @blam, @wendymac, @jacob, @maryjofoley, @jesusdiaz, @kenfisher, @laughingsquid, @mdflores, @joshuatopolsky and @cpen, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:zackwhittaker
David Carr / Media Decoder: Brian Lam Leaves Gizmodo
Noah Davis / The Wire: Brian Lam Leaves Gizmodo*
Caroline McCarthy / @caro: Another big industry move: @blam is out at Gizmodo. Congrats! http://gizmodo.com/5814501
Brian Lam / @blam: long good bye posts are for douchebags
Wendy Macnaughton / @wendymac: huge thanks to @blam for everything he did at @Gizmodo, including help start my career. may your seas be as salty as your women.
Jacob Mullins / @jacob: @blam Congrats dude, it's in the air!!
Mary Jo Foley / @maryjofoley: @blam: Hope we techies still get to see you, even if we don't surf. Congrats and good luck on whatever's next!
Jesus Diaz / @jesusdiaz: This is sad, but I'm happy for my friend. We will sail the seas together, @blam, in a bloody submarine! http://t.co/un0r5mf
Ken Fisher / @kenfisher: Mr. @blam, perennial badass and once kind enough to call himself my grandchild in tech journo, is leaving Gizmodo. http://gizmo.do/mrHiV9
Laughing Squid / @laughingsquid: @blam happy next adventure!
Marc Flores / @mdflores: It'd be so wild if @blam were to join @thisismynext
Joshua Topolsky / @joshuatopolsky: @blam HEY.
Struggling Nokia revamps ops, reels in Navteq — (Reuters) - Finnish cellphone maker Nokia said on Wednesday it would merge its independent Navteq mapping unit with its services business to tap into surging demand for location-based services more effectively.
Discussion: Nokia and The Next Web
John Cook / GeekWire:
Running late for a meeting? Glympse attracts $7.5M to help mobile phone users share locations with friends — There's no shortage of applications that help mobile phone users share their physical locations. Even so, Glympse — a Redmond startup co-founded by two former Microsofties — believes it can stand out from the pack.
Discussion: TechCrunch, scribbal.com, AllThingsD and TechFlash
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Glympse Raises $7.5 Million To Help You Share Your Location, A Few Hours At A Time
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Glympse Shares Its Location: The Bank
Michelle Goldberg / TechFlash: Glympse raises $7.5M to expand location-sharing services
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to make inbound data transfer free on Windows Azure cloud — Microsoft plans to tweak its Windows Azure pricing, come July 1, to make the platform more attractive to users who want to migrate lots of data to the cloud. — The change, announced on June 22, also will result …
Discussion: The Register, MSDN Blogs, I'm Just Being Manan and The Next Web
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Azure to drop inbound data transfer fees
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Facebook Forms ‘Client Council’ to Advise the Social Network on Advertising — McCann Worldgroup's Nick Brien and Coke's Wendy Clark to Serve on Formal Group — Dear ad industry: Facebook wants your help, so it's forming a 12-member client council that will give the social network input …
Kevin O'Brien / New York Times:
Dutch Lawmakers Adopt Net Neutrality Law — BERLIN — The Netherlands on Wednesday became the first country in Europe, and only the second in the world, to enshrine the concept of network neutrality into national law by banning its mobile operators from blocking or charging consumers extra …
Discussion: Reuters, Associated Press, Bloomberg and Dow Jones Newswires
Toby Sterling / Associated Press: Dutch parliament approves mobile ‘net neutrality’
Archibald Preuschat / Dow Jones Newswires: Dutch Parliament Bans Carriers From Charging For Skype
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Security Start-Up Bromium Debuts With $9.2 Million in Funding — In March, when it added Peter Levine (pictured), the former CEO of Xensource, as a partner, the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz let it be known that it was starting to look for opportunities in the security business.
Discussion: Citrix Blogs, PC World and TechCrunch
Simon Crosby / Citrix Blogs: Toward Trusted Infrastructure for the Cloud Era
Stephen Lawson / PC World: Startup Bromium Takes Aim at Cloud Security