Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
FTC to Serve Google With Subpoenas in Broad Antitrust Probe — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is poised to serve Google Inc. with civil subpoenas, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling the start of a wide-ranging, formal antitrust investigation into whether the search giant has abused its dominance on the Web.
Discussion: New York Times, Tech Daily Dose, Electronista, Guardian, Computerworld, Technology & …, GigaOM, @bijan, MediaFile, CNET News, Hillicon Valley, Hillicon Valley, Inside Google, PC Magazine, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, SlashGear, Mobile Marketing Watch, Search Engine Land, CNNMoney.com, ReadWriteWeb, Reuters, Communications …, paidContent, MarketBeat, The Register, Digital Trends, Between the Lines Blog, Deal Journal, GeekWire and 9to5 Google
Juliana Gruenwald / Tech Daily Dose: Critics Cheer Possible Google Antitrust Probe
Jared Newman / Computerworld: Report: FTC Aims its Antitrust Cannon at Google
Eric / Technology & Marketing Law Blog: What Would a Government-Operated Search Engine Look Like in the US?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Will an antitrust investigation derail the Google train?
Bijan Sabet / @bijan: govt used to be scared of MSFT's control of browser. Now some r scared of google search dominance. Don't need regulate sw. Innovation wins
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: FTC seen deepening Google probe
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: FTC, Senate rachet up Google antitrust probes
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Report: FTC will subpoena Google in antitrust probe
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: House Dem praises report of Google antitrust probe
John M. Simpson / Inside Google: FTC targets Google for antitrust probe
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: The Knives Are Out For Google As FTC Prepares Antitrust Investigation
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Reports: Google to Face Broad Antitrust Investigation from U.S. Government
Bill Rigby / Reuters: Google to receive FTC subpoenas: report
Joe Mullin / paidContent: FTC To Investigate Google Over Antitrust Issues
Mark Gongloff / MarketBeat: Google Shares Fall on FTC Subpoena News
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: FTC to hit Google with antitrust probe, report says
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: FTC reportedly eyes antitrust probe of Google: Is search giant too dominant?
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: What Would 2004 Google Say About Antitrust Probe?
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: FTC moving ahead with Google antitrust probe
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Google's Page and Schmidt under threat of Senate subpoenas
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace — It once promised to redefine music, politics, dating, and pop culture. Rupert Murdoch fell in love with it. Then everything fell apart — Alamy, Bloomberg, Getty Images — In 2006, Jeremy Jackson—the buff, bronzed former Baywatch child star—couldn't imagine a world without Myspace.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and The Social Path
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Even MySpace's Founders Have Stopped Using MySpace — How over is MySpace? So over that even the guys who founded it can't be bothered to update their profiles. Former CEO Chris DeWolfe “cringes” on the rare occasions when he visits his page on the soon-to-be-sold social networking site …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's first Windows Phone: images and video, codenamed ‘Sea Ray’ — Ok, this one's odd. In fact, we didn't believe the images until a video just surfaced showing Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, foolishly asking a crowd of people to “put away their cameras” for the unveiling of something “super confidential,” codenamed “Sea Ray.”
Discussion: WinRumors, Technet, The Toybox Blog, BetaNews, WPCentral.com, ReadWriteWeb, TechFlash, FT Tech Hub, PC Magazine, PhoneArena, GottaBeMobile, eWeek, My Nokia Blog, MobileCrunch, Electricpig.co.uk, 9 to 5 Mac, www.pocketgamer.biz, MobileBurn.com, My Nokia Blog, Techie Buzz, ITProPortal, The Nokia Blog, Electronista and FierceWireless
Ed Oswald / BetaNews: Nokia's first Windows Phone device: ‘Sea Ray’
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com: Image of Nokia's ‘Sea Ray’ reveals virtual buttons? We're not so sure.
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Nokia's series of unfortunate leaks
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Nokia's Windows Phone Flashed by CEO Stephen Elop
Jay Montano / My Nokia Blog: Nokia's Windows Phone has no Windows Phone buttons? All touch? Or Fake?
Jay Montano / My Nokia Blog: Video: The FIRST Nokia Windows Phone - The Nokia N9 you loved but with Mango and not MeeGo
Apurva Chaudhary / Techie Buzz: Nokia's Windows Phone - Sea Ray, Leaked On Video
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: First Nokia Windows Phone 7 Handset Called Sea-Ray
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog: First Nokia Windows Phone Leaked on Video
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Stephen Elop teases with Nokia Windows Phone - but N9 will be DOA, analyst says
Stephen Elop teases with Nokia Windows Phone - but N9 will be DOA, analyst says
Discussion: ExtremeTech, LiveSide.net, Pocket-lint, PC World, OnlyGizmos, CNET News, IntoMobile, Know Your Cell, Inquirer, Computerworld, Ars Technica, Digital Trends, techfibe.com, TechnoBuffalo, I4U News, DailyTech, All About Symbian, BGR, MediaFile, Windows Phone Sauce, Geek.com, This is my next and WMPU
Lee Mathews / ExtremeTech: Nokia's First WP7 Device Outed on Video
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: Video Shows First Nokia Windows Phone, Code-named Sea Ray
Rahul Srinivas / OnlyGizmos: Nokia's First Windows Phone Device “Sea Ray” Leaked
Bonnie Cha / CNET News: First Nokia Windows Phone handset leaked?
Wen Muenyi / IntoMobile: Nokia N9 NFC file transfer demoed on video
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: The “Sea Ray” is Nokia's first Windows phone
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Nokia Windows Phone 7 ‘Sea Ray’ gets leaked
Hagop Barounian / techfibe.com: Nokia's First Windows Phone Device Unofficially Leaks, Codenamed ‘Sea Ray’ [w/ video]
Sean P. Aune / TechnoBuffalo: Nokia's First Windows Phone 7 Device Shown Off in Video
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Nokia Windows Phone Sea Ray makes Appearance in Hands of Elop
Zach Epstein / BGR: Symbian is officially no longer Nokia's problem
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Nokia's first Windows phone is N9 redux
Rahul Mathur / Windows Phone Sauce: Nokia's first Windows Phone device codenamed Sea Ray unveiled by Stephen Elop (Full Video)
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Nokia unveils “Sea Ray” Windows Phone 7
Ross Miller / This is my next: Nokia's Elop unveils ‘Sea Ray,’ its first Windows Phone — shh, don't tell anyone (video)
Evan Williams / Evhead:
Five Reasons Domains Are Getting Less Important — While discussing possible names for a product recently, someone asked me if we were at the point where getting the perfect domain name was less important than it used to be. While I'm still a sucker for a clean .com, it does seem less important …
Discussion: Fusible.com and parislemon
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
T-Mobile USA: We're now carrying over a million unlocked iPhones — As AT&T tries to swallow up the American wing of the German telekom, many have wondered whether Apple would allow T-Mobile to carry the iPhone. Apple's answer so far is a no*, but that hasn't stopped T-Mobile customers from adopting iPhones.
Discussion: Examiner, mocoNews, PC Magazine, TUAW, ITProPortal, GottaBeMobile, Redmond Pie, GigaOM, Appolicious Advisor, PC World, iPhone Buzz and SlashGear
Michael Santo / Examiner: One million T-Mobile iPhone users living on the ‘EDGE’
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: Report: T-Mobile Hosting a Million Unlocked iPhones
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: T-Mobile now home to 1 million iPhones
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: One Million Unlocked iPhones In Network Claims T-Mobile
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: 1 Million Unlocked iPhones Now Running On T-Mobile's Network In The US [Report]
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Does hardware trump network speed? 1M T-Mobile iPhones say yes.
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: T-Mobile says it now carries more than 1 million unlocked iPhones
Eric Mack / PC World: T-Mobile Says 1 Million iPhones on its Network
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: 1M iPhones on T-Mobile, Apple expected to lose Appstore battle, appBlaster gun for iPhone
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Over 1M iPhones on T-Mobile USA
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
LulzSec Releases Arizona Law Enforcement Data In Retaliation For Immigration Law — LulzSec has just released a a torrent of data it claims to belong to Arizona law enforcement. — From their press release:
Discussion: AllThingsD, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Zero Day Blog, PC Magazine, CNET News, ZeroPaid.com, Gizmodo, Lulzsec, msnbc.com, Electronista, Boing Boing, @lulzsec and TG Daily
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: LulzSec Goes All Wikileaks On Arizona State Cops
Sal Rodriguez / L.A. Times Tech Blog: LulzSec claims it hacked into Arizona's law enforcement agency
Stephen Chapman / Zero Day Blog: LulzSec releases deluge of private Arizona law enforcement information
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: LulzSec Claims Hack of Arizona Law Enforcement
Elinor Mills / CNET News: LulzSec releases Arizona law enforcement data
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: LulzSec Leaks Hundreds of Classified Arizona Police Documents in Attack Against Border Patrol (Updated)
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: LulzSec claims hack of Arizona law enforcement info
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Breaking: LulzSec leaks Arizona law enforcement papers (Updated: Details!)
The Lulz Boat / @lulzsec: Successfully-organized torrent, fine loot for the masses, immediate press response, pretentious Gizmodo commenters... a day in the life!
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Lulz Security pwns and owns Arizona law enforcement
Tim Bradshaw / FT Technology:
Twitter plans bolder advertisements — Twitter is looking at introducing advertisements among the short messages that users see in the most active part of the social networking service, according to people with direct knowledge of its plans. The move comes as Twitter looks at a wider range …
Discussion: The Next Web, VatorNews, The Huffington Post, ReadWriteWeb, The Business Insider, AllTwitter, WebProNews, scribbal.com and Pulse2, more at Mediagazer »
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Twitter reportedly to begin placing ads directly into users' streams
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Twitter still trying to monetize: in-stream tweets?
Larry Magid / The Huffington Post: Report: Twitter to Place Ads in Timeline
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Promoted Tweets to Enter Twitter User Streams?
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider: Right Now, Twitter Is Talking To Agencies About Putting Ads In Your Twitter Stream
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Twitter Mulling Entry Into Deals Space?
Kris Holt / scribbal.com: REPORT: Twitter To Bring Promoted Tweets Into Timeline, Will Launch Groupon-style Deals Feature
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Twitter Looks to Add Ads to Your Timeline
Marco Arment / Instapaper Blog:
The FBI stole an Instapaper server in an unrelated raid — One of Instapaper's five leased servers was hosted at DigitalOne, a Swiss hosting company leasing blade servers from a Virginia datacenter. Early Tuesday morning, the FBI raided the datacenter to seize servers used …
Discussion: Krebs on Security, Computerworld, ReadWriteWeb, BBC, GottaBeMobile, Betabeat, The Loop and @antderosa, more at Mediagazer »
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: $72M Scareware Ring Used Conficker Worm
Dan Moren / Computerworld: Remains of the Day: Faster chips, ahoy
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Instapaper Server, Including Data and Codebase, Seized by FBI in an Unrelated Raid
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: FBI Seizure Nets Scareware Ring with Server Seizure That Also Affects Other Sites Like Instapaper
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Instapaper server seized in FBI raid
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: “the FBI now has illegal possession of nearly all of Instapaper's data” - @marcoarment http://soup.ps/jTkLRn
Siu Han / DigiTimes:
Apple iPhone 5 said to come with dual LED flash — Recent market rumors have indicated that Apple's iPhone 5 is likely to come with a dual-LED flash with Taiwan-based LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology being pinpointed as potential suppliers.
Discussion: Examiner, SlashGear, Geek.com, I4U News, MacGazette.net, IntoMobile and App Advice
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple to upgrade the iPhone 5 to dual LED flash?
Rue Liu / SlashGear: iPhone 5 To Have Dual LED Flash?
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: Apple iPhone 5 to have dual-LED flash?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone 5 takes better Low-Light Photos says new Rumor
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: iPhone 5 packing dual-LED flash for its camera?
Joe White / App Advice: Dual LED Flash Coming In iPhone 5?
Apple Gets Antitrust Approval for Nortel Bid — Apple Inc. (AAPL) got approval from U.S. antitrust regulators to bid for the assets of bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp., according to an agency statement. — The Antitrust Division of the Justice Department reviewed Apple's request to bid …
Discussion: AppleInsider, CNET News, Reuters and bizjournals
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Apple gets antitrust OK for Nortel patents bid
Jeff Bounds / bizjournals: FTC OKs Apple bid for Nortel patents
Andy Baio / Waxy:
Kind of Screwed — TL;DR version: Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop. Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses. This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family …
Mat Honan / Gizmodo: Kind of A Dick Move
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Neven Mrgan on Pixel Art
Marc Hedlund / O'Reilly Radar: “Kind of Screwed” — My friend Andy Baio just posted Kind of Screwed …
Laughing Squid / @laughingsquid: there's a lively discussion taking place on Jay Maisel's Facebook page regarding his threat to sue @waxpancake http://owl.li/5oW8l
Andy Baio / @waxpancake: I was threatened with a lawsuit over Kind of Bloop's pixel-art cover and settled for $32,500. So I wrote about it: http://t.co/Bq6H31N
Andy Baio / @waxpancake: Disappointed in many of the comments being posted to Jay Maisel's Facebook page. Discussion: good. Lynch mob: bad.
Daniel Jalkut / @danielpunkass: $32K is probably a lot of money for @waxpancake. Jay Maisel lives in a six-story, 72-room Manhattan home. http://t.co/ADYyrFE
Jason Calacanis / @jason: fracked up (un)fair fracking of fair use... important story by @waxpancake http://t.co/1zVgY8f
Nilay Patel / @reckless: @gruber Don't get me wrong; I think it's fair use, and I think Maisel went too far. But we have courts, and this should have gone there.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection: Photographer Jay Maisel Extorts (Opinion) $32,500 Out of Andy Baio
Meaghan O'Connell / Kickstarter Blog: Kind of Screwed — Original photo © Jay Maisel. (via waxy.org)
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquired Magento For Over $180 Million - But Not Everyone Is Smiling — Earlier this month, eBay acquired Magento, developer of an open-source e-commerce platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but we've heard from multiple sources that the ecommerce and digital payments giant paid north …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Harry Potter and the amazing exploding book industry — Despite the obvious demand, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has adamantly refused to offer electronic versions of her phenomenally popular series for young adults — until now. As part of Thursday's launch of an interactive website called Pottermore …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Six Years Later, JK Rowling Realizes Ebooks Are A Good Idea... And She Cuts Out The Middleman
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: Pottermore Is the Ebook's Beatles on iTunes Moment
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal: J.K. Rowling Conjures Up Potter E-Books
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Three Ways Pottermore.com Could Change Book Publishing
Nicholas Lezard / Guardian: Pottermore: JK Rowling's reading 2.0
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider: Harry Potter And “Pottermore” Could Force Amazon To Open Up The Kindle
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Harry Potter books to go digital
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: J.K. Rowling to release Harry Potter e-books DRM-free
Adrian Hon / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Why JK Rowling's Pottermore will frighten struggling authors - and remember, she used to be one
Matt Peckham / PC World: Sony Joins Hands with J.K. Rowling for Pottermore
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: JK Rowling Cuts Out Publishers and Stores to Self-Publish E-Books and Digital Audio
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Quoted: J.K. Rowling on the magical world of e-books
Taylor Hatmaker / Reuters: Pottermore unveiled: Harry Potter ebooks and an online wizarding world
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
comScore: the iPad Owns 97 Percent of US Tablet Traffic — As part of its new “device essentials” data product release comScore put out some interesting comparative findings about web traffic patterns from a broad array of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Discussion: PR Newswire, GigaOM, Electronista, Technologizer, Technology Questions, Between the Lines Blog and Daring Fireball
PR Newswire: comScore Introduces Device Essentials™ for Measuring Digital Traffic from All Devices …
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: iPhones, iPads thrive on Wi-Fi, Androids on 3G and 4G
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: For Wi-Fi, PCs and Macs are Now a Minority
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Another Sign of Facebook's Latest Interest in the Media Business: Netflix CEO Hastings Joins Board — After YouTube, Facebook and Netflix are the second and third favorite online video sites among US users, according to a recent report. Facebook has its social features driving growth …
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area: Facebook Adds Netflix CEO to Board of Directors
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Facebook adds Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to board
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook adds Netflix CEO to board of directors
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD: Reed Hastings Joins Facebook Board
Jennifer Saba / Reuters: Netflix CEO Hastings joins Facebook board
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings joins Facebook's Board of Directors
Shayndi Raice / Digits: Netflix Chief Friends Facebook
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Lights, camera... Facebook? Netflix CEO joins board
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Facebook adds Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to board in advance of IPO
Shirlene Lim / The Windows Blog:
Upping our game: What's new in the Games Hub for Mango — I used to play games on my Xbox only on the weekends. Now that I work on and own a Windows Phone, I play them at least once a day. As a new “avid gamer” and one of the program managers behind the Games Hub, I'm excited …
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear, Neowin.net, Joystiq, Electronista, Windows Phone Secrets, IntoMobile, The Next Web, WMPU and WPCentral.com
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Microsoft details the new Games Hub for Windows Phone Mango
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Windows Phone 7 Mango Games Hub details revealed
Mike Schramm / Joystiq: Microsoft shows off new Games Hub for Windows Phone 7 Mango
Paul Thurrott / Windows Phone Secrets: What's new in the Games Hub for Mango
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: All the coming WP7 Games Hub updates detailed
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com: Microsoft details Mango changes to Games Hub [Video]
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Archos intros 80 G9 and 101 G9 Android 3.1 tablets: 1.5GHz CPU, 250GB HDD, 3G-ready (hands-on) — Angling for a new Android 3.1 tablet, are ya? If so, Archos has a new pair emerging from Paris today, the 80 G9 and 101 G9. Predictably, the biggest differentiator between the two is the screen size …
Discussion: Ubergizmo, LAPTOP Magazine, Electronista, IntoMobile, Android Phone Fans, Gizmodo, 9to5 Google, This is my next Podcast, Techie Buzz and GottaBeMobile
Hubert Nguyen / Ubergizmo: Archos G9 Tablets: Humongous Storage, Low price
Sherri L. Smith / LAPTOP Magazine: Archos Unveils OMAP 4 CPU-Powered Tablets
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Archos steps up its game with two new Honeycomb tablets
Max Behrman / Gizmodo: A HDD-Powered Tablet Sounds Like a Very Bad Idea
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Archos goes legit with new Android Honeycomb devices
Dieter Bohn / This is my next Podcast: Archos 101 G9 and 80 G9 tablets bring Honeycomb, hard drive, and Google apps
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals a Directional Audio UI & Invisible Spatial Arc — On June 23, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals various concepts behind a newly advanced directional audio interface. In one scenario, a specialized effect with a new kind …
Discussion: AppleInsider, iClarified, Techland and MacDailyNews
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Apple's Audio Interface Patent Still Won't Help My Running Career
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Testing Home Page Design That Keeps Ads and Bookmarks Visible as You Scroll — Facebook is testing a new home page design that allows the news feed to be scrolled independently of the rest of the page. This allows ads, app bookmarks, and the top navigation bar to remain visible …
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Yahoo Chairman Backs CEO Bartz, but Investor Wants Her out — Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was backed by the company's chairman at the start of the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, but got ripped by an investor who called for her resignation. — Yahoo's board is rumored to be talking …
Discussion: Bits, AllThingsD, The Digital Home and Tech Trader Daily
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits: Yahoo Chief Executive Faces Unhappy Shareholders
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Yahoo Board Backs Bartz Despite Shareholder Bellyaching
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home: Yahoo annual meeting marked by what wasn't said
Robert McMillan / PC World:
AT&T IPad Hacker Pleads Guilty — A 26-year-old man who last year helped hackers publish personal information belonging to about 120,000 iPad users pleaded guilty to fraud and hacking charges in a New Jersey court Thursday. — Daniel Spitler pleaded guilty in federal court to two felony charges …
Discussion: BGR, CNET News, Associated Press, Techie Buzz, Bits, MacRumors, Washington Post and The Register
Todd Haselton / BGR: 26-year old pleads guilty to hacking AT&T iPad data
Elinor Mills / CNET News: AT&T-iPad hacker pleads guilty to computer charges
Associated Press: California man pleads guilty to role in theft of email addresses, other data from iPad users
Parth Dhebar / Techie Buzz: Hacker Pleads Guilty In AT&T iPad Breach
Nick Bilton / Bits: Guilty Plea in Theft of Data About iPad Owners
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Hacker Pleads Guilty in AT&T iPad Breach
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Hacker pleads guilty to taking iPad data
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Introduces an Enhanced TV Widget Paradigm for HDTV — On June 23, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for AppleTV. The proposed system is described by Apple as being an enhanced TV widget paradigm.
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, RazorianFly and iPodNN
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Apple Wants To Be A Television Star, Uncovered Patent Suggests
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: More widget news: Apple details content-aware widgets for big screen TVs
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
The PROTECT IP Act Will Slow Start-up Innovation — As venture capitalists, we believe deeply in the value of decentralized, emergent, start-up innovation. The Internet has been an unusually fertile ground for this type of innovation largely because, for the first time in history …
Discussion: Techdirt and @timoreilly
Alex Knapp / Robot Overlords:
Nevada Passes Law Authorizing Driverless Cars — The State of Nevada just passed Assembly Bill No. 511 which, among other things, authorizes the Department of Transportation to develop rules and regulations governing the use of driverless cars, such as Google's concept car, on its roads.
Discussion: Stanford Center …, CrunchGear and Geek.com
Ryan Calo / Stanford Center for Internet and Society: Nevada Governor Signs Driverless Car Bill Into Law
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: Nevada passes law giving self-driving cars the OK
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Google Unveils a Laptop With Its Brain in the Cloud — Would you buy a laptop that comes with only one major program—a Web browser—and doesn't allow you to install widely used software such as Microsoft Office, Apple's iTunes, Adobe Reader, or, in fact, any other locally installed program?
Laura Chambers / The PayPal Blog:
PayPal Doubles Mobile Payments Predictions to $3 billion in 2011 — It's no secret that everyone's talking about mobile payments. We've written about it plenty here at PayPal, and it's a story playing out in the press almost daily. We recently saw coverage of new data …
Discussion: Digits and TechCrunch, Thanks:paypal
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Prototype dual-screened 2-in-1 Android smartpad from Imerj preview — From the front it looks like yet another plain smartphone — dark, nondescript, and maybe a little like an iPhone 4 that's had its right-most extent sliced off. Pick it up, though, and you realize this little thing isn't so nondescript.
Discussion: Android Phone Fans and AndroidGuys
Justin Marden / AndroidGuys: Dual-Screen Android Device Surfaces, Challenges Echo