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.
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Report: Someone's Buying PopCap Games for a Cool Billion [Update]
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: Report: PopCap being acquired for over $1 billion
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Rumour - PopCap to be acquired for $1 billion
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Report says $1 billion-plus offer for PopCap
Michael Santo / Examiner: Mystery buyer to snap up PopCap Games for $1 billion
Kris Holt / scribbal.com: REPORT: PopCap Games Being Acquired For More Than $1B, Identity Of Buyer Not Revealed
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: PopCap to be bought for $1 billion?
Nikhil Katti / iPhone Alley: PopCap Games to Be Acquired for over $1 Billion
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Report: PopCap to Be Acquired for Over $1 Billion
Steven Musil / CNET News.com: Mystery buyer for game developer PopCap Games?
Dave Roberts / TechFlash: Report: PopCap to be acquired for more than $1 billion
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: Mystery buyer acquiring PopCap for more than $1B
RawmeatCowboy / GoNintendo: RUMOR - PopCap to be bought for a billion dollars
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Sources: PopCap Buyer Is EA
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
What Are Hulu's Owners Really Selling? — Yes, Hulu is for sale. The video site hired bankers from Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners last week, people familiar with the company tell me. They've just started asking potential buyers if they'd like to sign an NDA and take a looksee.
Discussion: @dannysullivan and @pkafka
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Hulu puts itself up for sale, retains investment banks
Hulu puts itself up for sale, retains investment banks
Discussion: The Wire, @jboorstin, Electronista, GigaOM, Neowin.net, Mixed Media, CNET News.com, Gawker, Engadget, L.A. Times Tech Blog, ReadWriteWeb, CNNMoney.com, Geek.com and Betabeat
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire: IT'S ON: Hulu Hires Bankers, Heads To The Auction Block
Julia Boorstin / @jboorstin: #Hulu has retained bankers Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim partners to help with a sale- to the auction block!
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: 3 reasons Hulu is a tough sell
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Hulu officially up for sale
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Yahoo-lu? YouHu? Handicapping Who'll Buy Hulu
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com: Is Hulu news being leaked to jack up sales price?
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Hulu reportedly retains investment bankers and renews Fox deal, will go on sale soon
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Yahoo looks into buying Hulu, but is Hulu for sale?
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Who In Their Right Mind Would Buy Hulu?
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: Is Yahoo! really buying Hulu?
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Website Considers Sale
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Fox renews Hulu licensing pact
Fox renews Hulu licensing pact
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: BGR, Computerworld, iPhone Download Blog, Electronista, 9 to 5 Mac, PhoneArena, MacGazette.net, TUAW, TiPb, The Business Insider and The Loop
Zach Epstein / BGR: And the best-selling smartphone at AT&T and Verizon stores is...
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Mango is a solid step for Windows Phone 7 — but it's still not enough
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: iPhone the top smartphone at both AT&T and Verizon
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iPhone 4 best selling smartphone on AT&T, Verizon
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: iPhone top seller at AT&T and Verizon stores
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: Penn Olson, TUAW, iPhone Alley, Techie Buzz, MacGazette.net, MacNN, RazorianFly, PhoneArena, MacRumors, Edible Apple, MacDailyNews, 9 to 5 Mac, iLounge, Electronista and AppleInsider
Steven Millward / Penn Olson: Apple's Tim Cook Spotted at China Mobile HQ, Talking 4G TD-LTE iPhone?
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Tim Cook spotted at China Mobile's headquarters
Nikhil Katti / iPhone Alley: Apple COO Tim Cook Spotted at China Mobile HQ
Parth Dhebar / Techie Buzz: Apple's Tim Cook Spotted at China Mobile's Headquarters?
Arron / RazorianFly: Apple Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, Spotted At China Mobile's Headquarters - [PHOTO]
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Did Tim Cook cut the iPhone deal with China Mobile this morning?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple COO Tim Cook spotted at China Mobile HQ?
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: MobileCrunch, RazorianFly, Macworld, MacStories, PC Magazine, Ars Technica, iPhone Alley, PC World, The Next Web, Redmond Pie, Engadget, Patently Apple and MacDailyNews
Jordan Crook / MobileCrunch: Freshly Awarded iPhone Patent Could Mean Trouble For Apple's Competitors
Lex Friedman / Macworld: Apple awarded patent for iPhone interface
Alex Gardner / iPhone Alley: New Patent Could Allow Apple to Demand High Licensing Fees From Other OS Developers
Elizabeth Fish / PC World: Apple Gets Touchscreen Patent, Makes Things Potentially Awkward for Rivals
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple's iPhone ‘multitouch patent’ not as broad as it would seem
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Apple Granted Multi-Touch Patent For iPhone Interface; Future Of Rival Smartphone Makers Is Now Uncertain
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Apple granted patent for ‘portable multifunction devices’ with multitouch screens
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple: Apple Wins Patents for their Original iPhone Interface, a MicroDVI Connector, the iMac's Edge …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Final Cut Pro X Backlash — Chris Foresman at Ars Technica: … The gist is that many professional editors see Final Cut Pro X as an improved version of iMovie, not an improved version of Final Cut Pro. This Twitter search, for example, is instructive.
Discussion: The Filmmaker Magazine Blog, 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider, TidBITS, The Next Web, @scobleizer and Gizmodo
David Leitner / The Filmmaker Magazine Blog: FCP X - FIRST MUSINGS — Final Cut Pro X (version 10.0) …
Jeff Carlson / TidBITS: Apple Starts Over with New Final Cut Pro X
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Apple closes Final Cut Pro X reviews in Mac App Store
Robert Scoble / @scobleizer: I don't care what the pros say, I love Apple's new Final Cut Pro. Agree with @gruber on the topic. Great companies piss off users sometimes.
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Is Apple Silencing Critics by Blocking Final Cut Pro X Comments?
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Final Cut Express, Server going away as Apple improves Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Express, Server going away as Apple improves Final Cut Pro X
Discussion: TUAW, SlashGear, L.A. Times Tech Blog and AppleInsider
Matt Tinsley / TUAW: Apple discontinues Final Cut Express, reportedly ends Server too
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple releases Final Cut Pro X to the Mac App Store for $299.99
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: Engadget, TiPb, pocketnow.com, PhoneNews.com, TUAW, Droid Life, MacRumors, Android Phone Fans, CrackBerry.com blogs, GrindGadget and Gizmodo
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Breakdown: Verizon's new data plans
Stephen Schenck / pocketnow.com: Details Of Verizon's New Tiered Data Plans Emerge
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
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Verizon Begins Training on Tiered Data, Tons of New Info Spills Out
Michelle Haag / CrackBerry.com blogs: A closer look at the new Verizon Wireless data plans
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Get Grandfathered on Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Before It's Gone
Tim Fernholz / Fast Company:
BankSimple: A Bank That Doesn't Suck — BankSimple's dream team (left to right, from top): Thomas Lockney, engineer; Shamir Karkal, CFO; Bill DeRouchey, creative director; Josh Reich, CEO; Toby Sterrett, engineer; Brian Merritt, operations; Alex Payne, CTO; and Ian Collins, engineer.
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: TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Search Engine Watch, Friending Facebook Blog, Techdirt, Reuters, L.A. Times Tech Blog, paidContent, Gawker, All Facebook, Bits and NBC Bay Area
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg: Winklevoss Twins Drop Supreme Court Appeal Over Facebook Case
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch: Winklevoss Twins Row Away From Facebook Suit
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Winklevoss twins finally give up fighting Facebook
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Winklevii Finally Realize That Appealing To The Supreme Court Is A Lost Cause; Will Have To Live …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: Winklevoss twins end appeal of Facebook settlement
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Winklevoss twins abandon appeal over Facebook settlement to U.S. Supreme Court
Ryan Tate / Gawker: The Facebook Twins Finally Surrender
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Bye, Winklevii! Twins Finally Stop Suing Facebook
Miguel Helft / Bits: Winklevosses Drop Facebook Fight, Keep Settlement
Mathew Luschek / NBC Bay Area: The Winklevii Give Up Facebook Fight
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
American Express Teams With Foursquare — Foursquare, which made its debut in 2009, quickly began popularizing the idea of “checking in,” or using a cellphone application to tell friends that you are at a particular restaurant, bar or park. — Then Facebook and Google borrowed the concept — and even the term check in.
Discussion: TechCrunch, About Foursquare, The Business Insider, SocialTimes.com, WebProNews, Adotas, Gizmodo and VentureBeat
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Despite Expanded AmEx Deal, Foursquare Is Still A Revenue-Free Zone
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider: Foursquare Signs Big Deal With American Express — Check In, Get Money Back
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: American Express & Foursquare Teaming Up & Offering Easy to Redeem Discounts
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: Make Your Own Deal at Loopt
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Get Paid by American Express When You Use Foursquare
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Loopt lets local business customers request daily deals
Manu Kumar / K9 Ventures:
The Making of Lytro — This is how I remember it: It's September 2005, and I was sitting in my office at Stanford in Gates 382. In walks Ren Ng, introduces himself and says something along the lines of “I hear you do startups, could we chat?” Ren, now Dr. Ren Ng, was a fellow PhD student with me at Stanford.
Discussion: USA Today, PC Magazine and Technology Review
Peter Pachal / PC Magazine: Lytro: The Camera That Lets You Shoot Now, Focus Later
Tom Simonite / Technology Review: Why You Want a Light Field Camera
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: Reuters, AppleInsider, MacRumors, Apple, PhoneArena, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, The Loop, Computerworld, TUAW, MobileBurn.com and iClarified
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Judge Skeptical of Apple's ‘Appstore’ Trademark Claims
Josh Lowensohn / Apple: Judge likely to deny Apple's ‘Appstore’ complaint
Phone Arena: Judge says she will probably deny Apple's request to block Amazon's Appstore for Android name
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
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Judge “likely” to deny Apple's bid to halt Amazon's “appstore” name
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Exclusive: Top ISPs poised to adopt graduated response to piracy — Some of the country's largest Internet service providers are poised to leap into the antipiracy fight in a significant way. — After years of negotiations, a group of bandwidth providers that includes AT&T, Comcast …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, CNET News.com and The Next Web
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: ISPs plot graduated response to piracy: Can this plan really work?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com: Top ISPs poised to adopt graduated response to piracy
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: AdAge, Computerworld, Electronista, The Digital Home and Near Field Communications …
Matt Creamer / AdAge: Eric Schmidt Outlines Google's Strategy for Social
Jeff Bertolucci / Computerworld: You'll Tap-and-Pay Within a Year, Says Google's Schmidt
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home: Eric Schmidt: Mobile payments at retail to explode
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
How PARC wants to reinvent the Internet — Xerox PARC's engineers developed the Ethernet, the mouse, the laser printer and many other staples of everyday computing back in the 1970s. Forty years later, the lab is back at it: Teresa Lunt, VP and director of the computing science lab at PARC …
Discussion: Service-Oriented …
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, Electronista, The Next Web 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
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Turntable.fm Hits 140,000 Users in Its First Month — We are blogging and DJing. At The Same Time — Betabeat was just settling down for some refreshing key lime pie and Vint Cerf's new inspirational autobiography, ICANN and so Can You!, when we received an after hours email from Turntable.fm co-founder Billy Chasen.
Brian Proffitt / ITworld:
Oracle's patents case against Google weakening — Judge may stay case pending patents' reexamination — Oracle's Java infringement case against Google isn't going exceptionally well for the database giant these days, with another setback delivered by the US Patent and Trademark Office …
Discussion: Groklaw and The Register
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Oracle's Android claims slashed by US patent authorities
Stu Woo / Digits:
EBay Plans Fulfillment Service for Sellers — EBay said it will start testing a merchandise storage-and-shipping service for its sellers later this year, a move that would help the online marketplace standardize delivery times for its merchants. — Spokeswoman Johnna Hoff said the San Jose …
Discussion: AuctionBytes Blog
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: Wall Street Journal, Media Decoder, paidContent, Beyond Search, L.A. Times Tech Blog, @jason, paidContent, Gawker, The Wire, The Wire, PE Hub Blog and Poynter, more at Mediagazer »
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: Salon CEO Gingras to Head Up News at Google
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Salon Chief Executive Steps Down
David Kaplan / paidContent: Salon's Gingras To Oversee Google's News Products
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Will Google do “real” news? I read “Salon CEO Gingras Resigns …
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Richard Gingras leaving Salon CEO post to lead news products at Google [Updated]
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
David Kaplan / paidContent: Salon CEO Gingras Resigns; Site Faces An Uncertain Future
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Bill Keller Still Talking Even Though His Opinion No Longer Matters
Matt Rosoff / The Wire: Google Hires Salon.com CEO To Head Up News Business
Noah Davis / The Wire: Salon.com CEO steps down. …
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: LinkedIn hires Fortune digital editor Dan Roth
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Hulu Plus for Android is available now... for six devices — The good news is that Hulu Plus for Android is on the market, but the bad news is that you may not be able to install it yet. The official Hulu Blog has just been updated with news that six phones — Nexus One, Nexus S …
Discussion: Hulu Blog, 9to5 Google, In Depth With Tech, Techie Buzz and The Next Web
Rob Wong / Hulu Blog: Hulu Plus Begins Android Roll Out
Isaac Steinberg / In Depth With Tech: Hulu Plus for Is Now Available For Some Android Phones (video)
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Hulu Plus Now Available on Android
Francis Tan / The Next Web: Hulu Plus is now available for six Android devices
Adrian Bathgate / Reuters:
Australia's $38 billion broadband plan clears last major hurdle — (Reuters) - Australia's plan to build a $38 billion national broadband network cleared a major hurdle on Thursday with a deal to pay top telecoms firm Telstra A$11 billion ($11.6 billion) for using its infrastructure.