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: Googling Google Blog, TechEye, New York Times, AppleInsider, Disruptors, Softpedia News, Inside Google, Guardian, FairSearch.org, Reuters, BBC, Engadget, eWeek, TechSpot, AdExchanger.com, Technology & …, @bijan, TechFlash, Wall Street Journal, SlashGear, GigaOM, MediaFile, Hillicon Valley, ITProPortal, Computerworld, PC Magazine, CNET News, WebProNews, ReadWriteWeb, Electronista, Search Engine Land, The Register, MarketBeat, Reuters, Reuters, CNNMoney.com, Deal Journal, paidContent, Mobile Marketing Watch, Shelly Palmer Digital Living, Between the Lines Blog, Hillicon Valley, Gizmodo and Digital Trends
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: FTC readies Google antitrust swoop
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Google, Nokia, Twitter
John M. Simpson / Inside Google: FTC targets Google for antitrust probe
Michael Gorman / Engadget: FTC to put Google under a microscope, try to uncover anti-competitive ways?
Clint Boulton / eWeek: FTC to Subpoena Google Over Antitrust in Search
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: FTC preparing broad antitrust probe against Google
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: WSJ: Google Anti-Trust Probe Nears; Give Me Brand Metrics; comScore, Nielsen And The Online GRP
Eric / Technology & Marketing Law Blog: What Would a Government-Operated Search Engine Look Like in the US?
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
Anthony James / TechFlash: FTC to probe Google after Expedia, others claim lost clicks
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Will an antitrust investigation derail the Google train?
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: FTC seen deepening Google probe
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: House Dem praises report of Google antitrust probe
Michael Ide / ITProPortal: Google Faces Antitrust Investigations In The US
Jared Newman / Computerworld: Report: FTC Aims its Antitrust Cannon at Google
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: FTC, Senate rachet up Google antitrust probes
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Reports: Google to Face Broad Antitrust Investigation from U.S. Government
Mark Gongloff / MarketBeat: Google Shares Fall on FTC Subpoena News
Bill Rigby / Reuters: Google to receive FTC subpoenas: report
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: What Would 2004 Google Say About Antitrust Probe?
Joe Mullin / paidContent: FTC To Investigate Google Over Antitrust Issues
Shelly Palmer / Shelly Palmer Digital Living: FTC Serving Google Anti-Trust Subpoenas
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: FTC reportedly eyes antitrust probe of Google: Is search giant too dominant?
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Report: FTC will subpoena Google in antitrust probe
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo: Google's Getting Subpoenaed by the FTC in Antitrust Probe
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: FTC to hit Google with antitrust probe, report says
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Mac OS X 10.6.8 is out, and you need it for Lion — Say, had you wondered about those strange system requirements for Apple's Final Cut Pro X — Mac OS X 10.6.8, yet only dot seven was available? Wonder no more. Late today, Apple released the dot 8 update, quite likely the last before OS X 10.7, aka “Lion”, releases next month.
Discussion: Apple, MacRumors, TUAW, AppleInsider, TUAW, MacGazette.net, Apple Gazette, Techie Buzz, 9 to 5 Mac, Shoutpedia, 9 to 5 Mac, BGR, TidBITS, Mashable!, RazorianFly, CNET News, Computerworld, GigaOM, MacRumors, iThinkDifferent, Redmond Pie, The Next Web, Gizmodo, MacNN and The Loop
Steven Sande / TUAW: Final Cut Pro X video tutorials available
Steven Sande / TUAW: Mac OS X 10.6.8 now available for your downloading pleasure
Robin Parrish / Apple Gazette: Public Service Announcement: Download OS X 10.6.8 Now
Tony Price / Techie Buzz: Mac OS X 10.6.8 Now Available for Download
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.8 update
Michael E. Cohen / TidBITS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Preps for Lion
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Latest Mac OSX release Prepares Users for Lion
Topher Kessler / CNET News: Apple prepares for Lion with OS X 10.6.8 update
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Get ready for Lion with OS X 10.6.8
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.8 Ahead of Lion Debut
David / iThinkDifferent: Apple has released their much anticipated final update to Snow Leopard today, 10.6.8.
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Download Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard To Prepare Your Mac For OS X Lion
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple releases OS X 10.6.8, prepares Macs for Lion
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Prepares You For Lion
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.8, Leopard security update
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is Nanosys' awesome new screen technology gonna be in iPad 3? I hope so. Wow. — When Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove pulled two iPads out of his bag and turned them on one looked like when I first saw my first Kodachrome slide while the other looked muddy and crappy in comparison …
Discussion: SlashGear, I4U News and Electronista, Thanks:scobleizer
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Nanosys tech promises Retina Display style screen boost for tablets & HDTVs [Video]
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 Huffington Post, MediaNama, The Next Web, iFans, VatorNews, WebProNews, The Business Insider, AllTwitter, Adotas and Electronista
Larry Magid / The Huffington Post: Report: Twitter to Place Ads in Timeline
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Twitter reportedly to begin placing ads directly into users' streams
Trey Trawick / iFans: Twitter to Place Promoted Tweets in Timeline
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Twitter still trying to monetize: in-stream tweets?
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Twitter Mulling Entry Into Deals Space?
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider: Right Now, Twitter Is Talking To Agencies About Putting Ads In Your Twitter Stream
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: Quick Hits: A Like Is Worth 20 Visits
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
In-Stream Ads Are Coming To Twitter, Will A User Revolt Follow?
In-Stream Ads Are Coming To Twitter, Will A User Revolt Follow?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and scribbal.com
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Promoted Tweets to Enter Twitter User Streams?
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Winklevoss twins press Facebook case in Boston federal court after dropping Supreme Court appeal — As the old saying goes, it ain't over until it's over. — And Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are not finished with Facebook yet. The dramatic seven-year legal feud that inspired “The Social Network” may have one last plot twist.
Discussion: The Register, AllThingsD, Wall Street Journal, Pocket-lint, Techdirt, FT Tech Hub, Neowin.net, PC Magazine, T3.com News, @aulia and Dice Blog Network, Thanks:allnick
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Winklevoss twins are back in Facebook's face
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD: The Winklevii Didn't Actually Give Up, They Just Switched to Another Lawsuit
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal: Facebook's Twins Push Other Suit
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: Winklevoss v Facebook is back - this time its Boston
Phill Tutt / FT Tech Hub: Winklevoss twins open fresh Facebook case
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: They're Back: Winklevoss Twins Still After Facebook Gold
Chris Smith / T3.com News: Tech Today: Apple iPhone 5 to ditch Google Maps?
Aulia Masna / @aulia: Oh come on, you've got to be kidding me. Really, Winklevii? http://j.mp/jgQd50
Vincent Chow / Dice Blog Network: The Winklevosses Are Done Suing Facebook. Sort Of
Jack Clark / ZDNet:
Google: ‘At scale, everything breaks’ — Q&A — Google operates technology that is expected to be reliable in the face of major traffic demands. — To scale its services, the company has developed many systems, such as MapReduce and Google File System, that have since been made open source …
Discussion: The Register
Cade Metz / The Register: Google apps split with Google File System
Why Some Skypers Are Seeing Red — Departing employees have had their stock options zeroed out — For decades, people such as Yee Lee have been coming to Silicon Valley for the opportunity to work not just for a salary but for stock options that give employees the right to buy a chunk …
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: @jason, @loic, Fusible.com and parislemon
Jason Calacanis / @jason: . @ev blogs about domain names being less important - disagree, great domain shows u can figure out how2 acquire 1! :) http://t.co/kGhMvih
Loic Le Meur / @loic: .@ev our conference LeWeb is at LeWeb.net not .com and it did not hurt us in any way. You're right http://t.co/t0PiFBA
Ben Elowitz / AllThingsD:
The Web Is Shrinking. Now What? — We all read the statistics every week documenting the meteoric new growth areas of the Internet, and they are impressive: — Online video is exploding, with annual user growth of more than 45 percent. Mobile-device time spent increased 28 percent last year …
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: SlashGear, PhoneArena, AndroidGuys and Android Phone Fans
Justin Marden / AndroidGuys: Dual-Screen Android Device Surfaces, Challenges Echo
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: TechEye, Inquirer, Guardian, Reuters, Computerworld, Lulzsec, Boing Boing, Softpedia News, New York Times, Examiner, AllThingsD, msnbc.com, Digital Trends, Zero Day Blog, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Neowin.net, Electronista, Slyck, PC Magazine, CNET News, TG Daily, ZeroPaid.com, @lulzsec and Gizmodo
Edward Berridge / TechEye: LulzSec takes out Arizona cops
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Lulzsec releases Arizona police files
Charles Arthur / Guardian: LulzSec claims attack on US police website
John Ribeiro / Computerworld: LulzSec said it leaked Arizona police documents
Nick Bilton / New York Times: Lulz Security Says It Hacked Into Arizona Data
Michael Santo / Examiner: LulzSec hacks Arizona law enforcement in anti-SB1070 campaign
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: LulzSec Goes All Wikileaks On Arizona State Cops
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: LulzSec hacks Arizona law enforcement info
Stephen Chapman / Zero Day Blog: LulzSec releases deluge of private Arizona law enforcement information
John Callaham / Neowin.net: LulzSec releases private Arizona law enforcement files
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: LulzSec Targets Arizona Law Enforcement in Massive Data Leak
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: LulzSec Claims Hack of Arizona Law Enforcement
Elinor Mills / CNET News: LulzSec releases Arizona law enforcement data
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Lulz Security pwns and owns Arizona law enforcement
The Lulz Boat / @lulzsec: Successfully-organized torrent, fine loot for the masses, immediate press response, pretentious Gizmodo commenters... a day in the life!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The State Of iFund: 3 Years, 25 Companies, 2 Exits, Over 300 Million Downloads This Year — Today at their offices in Menlo Park, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is celebrating the third anniversary of the iFund. Technically, the fund started in March of 2008 alongside …
Discussion: Mobile Entertainment, AllThingsD, Electronista and AppleInsider
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Kleiner Perkins says its 25 iFund companies will make $250m in 2011
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: SocialTimes.com, Mobile Entertainment, SlashGear, Neowin.net, Electronista, Engadget, IntoMobile, Windows Phone Secrets, The Next Web, WMPU, WPCentral.com and Joystiq
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Windows Phone Mango Game Hub Improvements
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Microsoft shows off WIndows Phone Mango's Games Hub improvements
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Windows Phone 7 Mango Games Hub details revealed
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Microsoft details the new Games Hub for Windows Phone 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]
Mike Schramm / Joystiq: Microsoft shows off new Games Hub for Windows Phone 7 Mango
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 …
Discussion: Business Week and The Social Path
Felix Gillette / Business Week: The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Getting The Band Back Together: Picadee Founded And Funded By The iLike Guys — Keep an eye on yet-to-be launched Picadee, a new Seattle startup getting some buzz. The company was founded by former iLike employees Marcus Womack, Mike Bohlander, Ray Fortna and Josh Hepfer …
Ali Partovi / TechFlash: Former iLike employees singing a new tune with Picadee
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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Neowin.net
Stefano Elia / Neowin.net: Facebook testing new homepage design
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Google Rolls Out Behavioral Targeting To All AdWords Advertisers — Google is finally rolling out the ability to target ads to users by interest — based on their previous browsing activity, or behavior — to all of its advertisers. The company first announced a beta test of this capability …
Todd Haselton / BGR:
40% of European smartphone buyers intend to buy an iPhone next — Yankee Group is set to release its European Mobile User Study next month and the research firm has just provided a quick glimpse into its early findings. Reportedly, 40% of European smartphone buyers plan to purchase an iPhone as their next device.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Fudzilla and Electronista
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft sees a future for Kinect avatars in health care — Microsoft's Craig Mundie showing an Avatar Kinect prototype at the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle today. — As Microsoft looks to take its Kinect sensor beyond video games into mainstream computing, a top company executive today provided …
Discussion: SlashGear, Electricpig.co.uk, Electronista, Computerworld and CNET News
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Kinect avatars to help with virtual health care in the future?
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Microsoft looks to business tools for health care
Jay Greene / CNET News: Microsoft sees a role for Kinect in health care
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 …
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: Instapaper Blog, Krebs on Security, GottaBeMobile, Computerworld, ReadWriteWeb, iClarified, BBC, Betabeat, The Loop and @antderosa, more at Mediagazer »
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: $72M Scareware Ring Used Conficker Worm
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: FBI Seizure Nets Scareware Ring with Server Seizure That Also Affects Other Sites Like Instapaper
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
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
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
New iOS Camera Features in the Works + Glass Apple Store TM on the Way — On June 23, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled “Image Capture Device Having Tilt and/or Perspective Correction. Apple's patent generally relates to image capture devices …
Discussion: Crave and AppleInsider
Stephen Shankland / Crave: Apple applies for photo-correcting patent
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Soluto Raises $10.2 Million In B Round — TechCrunch Disrupt winner Soluto has raised $10.2 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures led the round, with Saul Klein taking a board seat. Previous investors including Bessemer, Giza Venture Capital, and Proxima Ventures also participated.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Data hog! Twitter's own iPhone app uses twice the data of Tweetdeck — Remember all those big hints Twitter gave about not developing client apps any more? Well that's working out well for them. It turns out their own, in-house client app for the iPhone is the worst of all the major Twitter apps for hogging data.
Discussion: AllTwitter, onavo :: blog, Mobile Entertainment, App Advice, iPhone Download Blog and SiliconANGLE
Shea Bennett / AllTwitter: Twitter On The iPhone: Which Data-Hogging App Costs You The Most Money? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Dvir Reznik / onavo :: blog: Which Twitter client is a data hog? [Infographic]
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Onavo outlines Twitter iPhone stats
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: With Twitter Apps, Is Bigger Always Better?