Jay Freeman / Google+:
In the last couple days, Google has taken to quite actively enforcing its “real name” rule — , banning or suspending accounts (with many reports of users getting locked out of all of Google, as opposed to just +) with names that “look funny” (such as including symbols, “including period") …
Discussion: Redmond Pie, @notmattbellamy, iDownloadBlog, Robert Scoble and @dannysullivan
Waisybabu / Redmond Pie: Google Suspends iPhone Dev Team Member And Jailbreak Coder MuscleNerd's Account On Google+
Not Matt Bellamy / @notmattbellamy: Yep, Google+ is being a gigantic douche. If nothing else, read the penultimate paragraph: http://bit.ly/pwb6ly [via @Techmeme]
Robert Scoble / Google+: Hmm, in all the noise about deleted profiles it's interesting …
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: Two things Google+'s “real names” policy prevents: @bp_america & @bpglobalpr. Twitter continues to have a leg-up here
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
Google Plus Has A Problem. Fear Not: I Have A Solution — Google Plus is terrific. I don't think it will ever be more than the Pepsi to Facebook's Coke, alas, but it's much slicker and better designed. It's too bad that the service has sacrificed a pile of goodwill over the last week …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet: What was Google thinking!? — When I first read Violet Blue's account …
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Google Plus Deleting Accounts En Masse: No Clear Answers
Google Plus Deleting Accounts En Masse: No Clear Answers
Discussion: Examiner, Infotropism, PC World, adafruit industries blog, Neowin.net, @jowyang, @bloatedlesbian, Violet Blue, @avflox, @adafruit and @xenijardin, Thanks:violetblue
Kirrily Robert / Infotropism: I've been suspended from Google+
Christina DesMarais / PC World: Google+ Users Irked at Surge in Deleted Accounts
Stefano Elia / Neowin.net: Google+ accounts being suspended for not using real name
Madge Weinstein / @bloatedlesbian: @violetblue @skud @jeffreytaylor thanks just happened to me- but they not only suspended gplus, but rather all google services incl gmail!
A.V. Flox / @avflox: I have been suspended on Google+ for undisclosed reasons. Here is everything @VioletBlue warned about, coming true.
Adafruit Industries / @adafruit: thank you to all our friends, supporters and folks at google who got my profile back online, i am back on google !
Xeni Jardin / @xenijardin: Update: I contacted Google+ spokesperson, now they are looking into both @adafruit Limore & @DocPop Google+ profile takedowns. Update soon.
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
The Web's Stealth Presidential Race — Big names have quietly launched an Internet presidential race that will offer the winner a real election ballot spot in all 50 states. Will this be 2012's spoiler? — Imagine what our election system might look like if it were designed today …
Discussion: @shawngude, The Daily Caller and @mmckinnon
Shawn Gude / @shawngude: Note to Americans Elect: The center is a place of corporatism and militarism. We really don't need more Evan Bayhs. http://t.co/Bz6abpT
Mark McKinnon / @mmckinnon: For the politically frustrated and homeless, help is on the the way: http://t.co/pCX5lhuhttp://t.co/ uYy8nCH
David Weigel / Slate:
F**kYouWashington — On Saturday night, aided by “a nice pinot noir,” the tech and business-of-news writer Jeff Jarvis started to tweet. — “Hey, Washington a**holes,” he wrote, “it's our country, our economy, our money. Stop f**king with it.” — He started rolling. Inspiration struck.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, CBS News, @anonyops and @andrewpbrett
David Morgan / CBS News: Tweeters rage against the D.C. machine
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Make Way for the Radical Center — DID I mention that I've signed a pledge — just like those Republican congressmen who have signed written promises to different political enforcers not to raise taxes or permit same-sex marriage? My pledge is to never vote for anyone stupid enough to sign a pledge …
Discussion: @timoreilly, Pitos Blog and Victus Spiritus
Tim O'Reilly / @timoreilly: Tired of gridlock in Washington? Is it time for a third party? http://nyti.ms/mUY9hk
Pito Salas / Pitos Blog: Americans Elect - A viable third party?
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung Smartphone Sales May Pass Apple — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's second-largest handset maker, may have surpassed Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) in smartphone sales in the second quarter, driven by the popularity of Android-based models, according to Boston- based Strategy Analytics.
Discussion: Redmond Pie
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 5′s integrated Nuance Dictation speech-to-text feature detailed — Previously found Nuance Dictation reference in iOS 5 internal settings — Following our exclusive reveal of iOS's Siri-based “Assistant” feature, we have discovered some more references to Nuance Dictation speech-to-text integration.
Discussion: The Business Insider, Computerworld, Electronista, TUAW and iDownloadBlog, Thanks:jakeosmith
Steve Kovach / The Business Insider: The iPhone 5 Will Have A Voice Control Feature Called “Assistant”
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
The Roku 2 Review — The original Roku media streamer launched back in the spring of 2008 as the “Netflix Player.” In fact, the product was spun off from Netflix itself when Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood returned home... with his Netflix project team and funding in tow.
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
Why Has There Been So Much Hacking Lately? Or Is It Just Reported More? A Freakonomics Quorum — You don't have to be all that sharp to see that there's a lot of hacking going on lately. As I type, Rupert Murdoch and his allies are testifying before British Parliament over the mushrooming News …
Discussion: Securosis Highlights
Mike Rothman / Securosis Highlights: Hacking Spikes and the Real Time Media
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Intellectual Ventures responds to This American Life exposé: ‘We fundamentally disagree’ — Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding firm and invention house founded by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold, was already-well known in technology circles.
Discussion: Felix Salmon, The Business Insider, This American Life Updates and Slashdot
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider: Who Does Patent-Trading Firm Intellectual Ventures Work For, Anyway?
Timothy / Slashdot: When Patents Attack — the NPR Version 20
Alex Hudson / BBC:
Podcasts: Who still listens to them? — Since becoming a buzzword more than five years ago, the term “podcasting” has largely disappeared from view as attention has increasingly turned to social media. So why has such a popular technology received such a small amount of attention?
Horace Dediu / @asymco: More people listen to podcasts than use Twitter.
Andy Ihnatko / Andy Ihnatko's Celestial Waste …:
Making Desktop Webapps in Lion — “By the sainted mustache of Charles Foster Kane! Is it ever hot out there! I should write an app that keeps my city's Current Weather data from Weather Underground within easy view at all times!” — “Holy rosemary vinaigrette! Today promises to be a huge day of news for Apple!