Terry Myerson / The Windows Blog:
Windows Phone “Mango” - Released to Manufacturing — I wanted to drop into the Windows Phone Blog briefly to update you on an important milestone. Earlier this morning, the Windows Phone development team officially signed off on the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of “Mango” …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft releases to manufacturing its Mango Windows Phone operating system
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Microsoft Finalizes Code for Windows Phone “Mango”; First Phones Due in Fall
Joe Flatley / This is my next: Windows Phone Mango released to manufacturers
Larry Seltzer / BetaNews: Windows Phone ‘Mango’ released to manufacturing
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: WP7 Mango Released to Manufacturers
Mary Jo Foley / Redmond: Why Microsoft Won't Dump Bing
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Microsoft signs off on Windows Phone ‘Mango’ RTM build
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Windows Phone Mango Update Now Released To Manufacturers
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Windows Phone Mango released to manufacturing
Manan Kakkar / Techie Buzz: Microsoft Announces WP7 Mango RTM Hours Before Fujitsu's WP7 Handset Unveiling
Ankur Mittal / Windows 8 Beta: Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Release to Manufacturing
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Windows Phone Mango released to manufacturing (RTM)
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Microsoft “Mango” to Manufacturing
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Windows Phone Mango released to Manufacturers
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft to reveal Toshiba-Fujitsu Windows Phone Mango device later today … Microsoft is planning to unveil the first Windows Phone Mango device later today. — The company plans to hold a press event at 10am Tokyo time (see other time zones) on Wednesday July 27.
Discussion: IntoMobile, LiveSide.net and Neowin.net
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: HTC Omega specs leaked: 3.8-inch screen, 1.5GHz CPU, 8 MP camera, Windows Phone Mango
John Callaham / Neowin.net: First Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphone to be revealed today
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Exclusive images of AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II revealed — BGR has obtained exclusive images of AT&T's upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. Following our report on Monday showing an unnamed Samsung slider headed to AT&T, we have confirmed that the device pictured is indeed a variant …
Discussion: Crave, Android Phone Fans, GottaBeMobile, Techland, Softpedia News, IntoMobile, Coolsmartphone, PhoneArena, Pocket-lint, Engadget Mobile, AndroidGuys, Android Community, GigaOM, Techie Buzz, The Business Insider, I4U News, PhoneDog.com, Electricpig.co.uk, MobileSyrup.com, SlashGear, Sammy Hub and Electronista
Scott Webster / Crave: The gadget blog: First peek at AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: AT&T Set to Get a Non-QWERTY Galaxy S II, As Well?
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: New Samsung device rocks Gingerbread and 1280 x 768 res display - phone or Tab?
Daniel Carter / Coolsmartphone: Mystery Samsung QWERTY Android Device?
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: AT&T adds QWERTY to the Samsung Galaxy S II equation
Brad Molen / Engadget Mobile: Samsung Android slider leaked, likely en route to AT&T (Update: new photos)
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: First Images of AT&T Attain Leak Online
Cory Gunther / Android Community: Samsung Galaxy S II Slide from AT&T Photos Leaked
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Can a Galaxy S II with keyboard steal iPhone sales?
Rajesh Pandey / Techie Buzz: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II Pictures Leak; Sports a Four-Row QWERTY Keyboard
Steve Kovach / The Business Insider: LEAKED: Here's The Samsung Galaxy S II Everyone's Been Talking About
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Galaxy S2 Slider for AT&T leaks
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Mystery Samsung slider said to be AT&T Galaxy S II variant as more photos leak [UPDATED]
Nick Marshall / Electricpig.co.uk: Samsung Galaxy S II slider photographed, benchmarked and ready for prime time
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com: Samsung Galaxy S II with a QWERTY keyboard leaks online, heading for AT&T and Rogers?
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Samsung Galaxy S II Slide from AT&T Pictured in Photos
Ricardo Bilton / The Toybox Blog:
AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II outed in leaked images, features sliding keyboard
AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II outed in leaked images, features sliding keyboard
Discussion: IntoMobile, GottaBeMobile and Android Phone Fans
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T gets real, packs a QWERTY keyboard [Photo]
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II Revealed (Photos)
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Says It's Willing to Negotiate With Apple Over Patent Fight — HTC Corp. (2498), the Taiwanese smartphone maker locked in a patent battle with Apple Inc. (AAPL), says it's willing to negotiate with the iPhone maker after both sides scored victories at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Discussion: iPhone, CNET News, AppleInsider, TG Daily, L.A. Times Tech Blog, mocoNews, Engadget, TechCrunch, SiliconANGLE, MacRumors, FierceWireless, Android Phone Fans, Hardware 2.0 Blog, VentureBeat, Between the Lines Blog, The Business Insider, Electronista, Pulse2, AllThingsD, The Next Web and Neowin.net
Adrian Hoppel / iPhone: HTC Wants A Sit Down with Apple Over Patent Disputes
Don Reisinger / CNET News: HTC: We'll negotiate with Apple over patent disputes
Slash Lane / AppleInsider: HTC wants to negotiate a patent deal with Apple
David Gomez / TG Daily: HTC wants to cut a deal with Apple
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: HTC up for negotiations in Apple patent disputes
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: HTC CFO says it's time to ‘figure it out’ with Apple
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: HTC Warms Up To Settlement Talks With Apple
Maria Pila / SiliconANGLE: HTC Seeks Deal with Apple, Still Paying Microsoft Royalties for Android Devices
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: HTC Looking to Strike Deal, Google and Apple Likely to Drive Up Price of Patent Acquisitions
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: As One HTC Exec Takes His Leave, Another Seeks an Agreement with Apple
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: An Apple/HTC patent deal could signal big trouble for Android
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: HTC: We're open to patent negotiations with Apple
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: HTC to Apple: Let's make a patent deal
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider: HTC Is Sick Of Its Patent War With Apple, Wants To Negotiate A Truce
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: HTC Offers an Olive Branch of Negotiation in Patent War with Apple
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: HTC Exec to Apple: Let's Make a Deal
John Callaham / Neowin.net: HTC willing to talk to Apple over patent dispute
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
HTC wants to talk but will Apple listen?
HTC wants to talk but will Apple listen?
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Software patents ‘gumming up innovation’
Todd Haselton / BGR: HTC willing to bury the hatchet with Apple in patent battle
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Invents New Flat Keyless Keyboard for Desktops & More — Late last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed yet another take on a possible future virtual keyboard for the iMac and other devices. Apple's first major patent concerning larger virtual keyboards surfaced in 2009.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, The Business Insider, SlashGear, Electricpig.co.uk, LAPTOP Magazine, PC Pro, Techland, Pocket-lint, NBC Bay Area and Engadget
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Apple Flat Keyless Keyboard Patent Revealed
Dan Hope / LAPTOP Magazine: Apple Patents Keyless Keyboard
Julian Benson / PC Pro: Apple patents a keyless keyboard
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Future Stuff: Apple Files Patent for Sexy Sounding Keyless Keyboard
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Apple touch keyboard loses the keys
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area: Apple's New Keyless Keyboard
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC Puccini, the company's first 10-inch tablet, uncovered — In addition to exclusively revealing the first photos of AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II earlier this morning, we also got our hands on the first solid images of HTC's upcoming 10-inch slate, codenamed the HTC Puccini.
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: HTC's Puccini tablet with stylus leaks
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: HTC Puccini Tablet Pictured
Joseph Volpe / Engadget: HTC Puccini tablet shots leak out with AT&T branding, may sport stylus functionality
Luke Johnson / T3.com News: HTC Puccini pictures leak outing the tablet's design
Jacob Schulman / This is my next: HTC Puccini 10-inch tablet leaks again with stylus and AT&T branding
Will Shanklin / GottaBeMobile: First Peek of HTC's 10″ Tablet
Daniel Carter / Coolsmartphone: HTC 10 Inch Tablet Leaked?
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Images of HTC's first 10-inch Android tablet, the Puccini
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: HTC Puccini Images Leaked
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog: BGR posts image gallery of rumored HTC 10 inch Android tablet
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: HTC's First 10-inch Tablet Is the Operatic Puccini
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Face detection software and API land in iOS 5 following Apple's 2010 purchase of Polar Rose — In 2010 we reported that Apple snapped up a Swedish company called Polar Rose that specializes in face detection algorithms. Less than a year after this purchase, we have discovered what Apple actually intends to do with this software.
Discussion: iPhone Alley, TiPb, SlashGear, App Advice, Apple Bitch, GSMArena Blog, Fast Company, MacStories, PadGadget, iGadgetsReport and Pulse2, Thanks:markgurman
Nikhil Katti / iPhone Alley: Apple Implementing Facial Detection Software in iOS 5
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple added face detection API to iOS 5?
Rue Liu / SlashGear: Face Detection API Added To iOS 5
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Face Detection Functionality Now Available For iOS Developers
Peter / GSMArena Blog: Apple may be including face detection technology in iOS 5, 3rd party devs welcome
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Face Detection Technology And APIs Make Their Way Into iOS 5
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Apple Plans Public Developer APIs for Face Detection for iOS 5
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Tech News Is So Phenomenally Boring — You never read tech news, do you? Good. Somehow, the story of the accidental early release of a Facebook iPad app everyone was expecting is threatening to turn into a week-long saga. Make it stop! This is the most boring s**t ever.
Discussion: Betabeat, parislemon, @fmanjoo, Scripting News, TechUnwrapped, @adrianchen, Techi.com, The Business Insider, TechCrunch, 9to5Mac and @alexia, more at Mediagazer »
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Rumors & Acquisitions: Skills And a Gawker-TechCrunch Blog Fight
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: The Most Boring Tech News Story of the Week http://gaw.kr/r5B46w
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Tech news *is* boring
Adrian Chen / @adrianchen: @techmeme no hard feelings.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Party Over: Facebook Blocks The Secret iPad App
Alexia Tsotsis / @alexia: Techmeme *is* boring. And poorly designed.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Beats The Street; Sales Up 51 Percent To $9.9B, Net Income Down 8 Percent — E-commerce giant Amazon just reported second quarter results, posting sales of $9.9 billion, an increase of 51 percent from the same quarter in 2010. Net income decreased 8% to $191 million in the second quarter …
Discussion: GeekWire, mocoNews, AllThingsD, Business Wire, Between the Lines Blog, Tech Trader Daily, MarketWatch and WebProNews
Laura Hazard Owen / mocoNews: Kindle 3G With Special Offers A Bestseller As Amazon Sales Soar 51% In Q2
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Amazon Surprises Street With a Beat
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Amazon delivers strong Q4, ups revenue outlook
Dan Gallagher / MarketWatch: Amazon expected to show earnings drop
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Amazon Earnings Released
Mark Hearn / Sprintfeed:
Sprint's Upcoming End of Line/Life Listing — All good things must eventually come to an end. This age old saying definitely applies to smartphones. Our beloved Super Spies have produced again! This time in the form of Sprint's upcoming End of Line/Life listing.
Discussion: Android and Me, TechCrunch, CrackBerry.com blogs, PhoneArena, GottaBeMobile, Electronista, This is my next, AndroidGuys and Android Phone Fans
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Sprint waves adieu to HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Epic 4G, others
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Sprint To Finally Retire The Evo 4G?
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: Sprint Set to Retire the HTC EVO 4G
Dieter Bohn / This is my next: EVO 4G, Epic 4G rumored EOL in October; Sprint's next blockbuster MIA
Tom Anderson / TechCrunch:
Five Things I Learned At MySpace That Could Help Google+ — Editor's note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace. You can now find Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ — This is just a guess, but I'd bet money that Vic Gundotra …
Mollie Vandor / lalawag: Myspace's ‘First Friend’ Offers Google+ Some Friendly Advice
Caterina Fake / Caterina.net:
Anonymity and Pseudonyms in Social Software — On Facebook, and now Google Plus, real names are required. Since its launch, there has been a fair amount of controversy surrounding the Google Plus policies, including this from a former Google employee who goes by the name of Skud, who had her account suspended.
Discussion: Anil Dash, Betabeat and eWeek, Thanks:kevinmarks
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Anil Dash, Caterina Fake and Google+ Stand Up for Pseudonyms
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google+ Real Name Policy Refresh Afoot Amid Privacy Concerns
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Networking Blog:
Google revises Google+ real name management policy
Google revises Google+ real name management policy
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Google+ name policy ‘frustrating,’ Google confesses
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google Fixes Google+ User Name Review Policy
Lydia Leavitt / TG Daily: Google+ to issue warnings over fake names
Helen A.S. Popkin / msnbc.com: Google+ promises heads' up before it dumps your fake account
Rob D. Young / Search Engine Watch: Google VP Explains the Google+ “Real Name” Policy
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Trading Card Company Topps Buys Facebook's Gift Card Provider — Topps, the company known for the trading cards from childhood, is expanding into digital goods with the purchase of GMG Entertainment, the gift card provider for Facebook. — Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Christopher Finke / Less Talk, More Do:
What do people type in the address bar? — Earlier this year, I added a feature to URL Fixer (a browser add-on that fixes errors in URLs that you type in the address bar) that collects anonymous usage stats from users who opt in in order to help improve the ways that URL Fixer corrects typos …
Discussion: PC World
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
RadioShack ditches T-Mobile for Verizon, switcheroo happens September 15th — Well, it looks like T-Mobile is no longer on friendly enough terms with Radio Shack to call it “The Shack.” The retailer announced today that it's ending its partnership with the carrier in favor of a new one with rival Verizon …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, GeekWire, Reuters, SiliconANGLE, SlashGear, MobileBurn.com, CNET News, Softpedia News, AndroidGuys, Neowin.net, Techland, Pulse2 and FierceWireless
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Radio Shack to replace T-Mobile with Verizon in Sept.
Melissa Korn / Wall Street Journal: RadioShack, Verizon Wireless to Partner
John Cook / GeekWire: RadioShack dumps T-Mobile for Verizon Wireless
Dhanya Skariachan / Reuters: RadioShack shuns T-Mobile for Verizon
Mellisa Tolentino / SiliconANGLE: Verizon, Samsung Push 4G with Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch
Roger Cheng / CNET News: RadioShack partners with Verizon, dumps T-Mobile
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: T-Mobile and RadioShack to Part Ways in September [UPDATE]
John Callaham / Neowin.net: RadioShack dumps T-Mobile for Verizon
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: RadioShack Drops T-Mobile, Re-Partners with Verizon
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: RadioShack inks deal with Verizon, dumps T-Mobile
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
1.5 Years Of AngelList: 8000 Intros, 400 Investments And That's Just The Data We Can Tell You About — It's the AngelList centi-sesquicentennial and we want to share some stats with you. After 1.5 years, AngelList has seen... - 8,000 intros. An investor has asked for an intro to a startup on AngelList over 8,000 times.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Feld Thoughts, The Business Insider and GigaOM, Thanks:venturehacks
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts: Why I Won't Game AngelList
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Business Insider: Putting Millions In Startups' Pockets, AngelList Is Crushing It
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Bringing Sand Hill Road to cyberspace
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Groupon Pays At Least $10.2 Million For Zappedy — Groupon has just filed a Form D for a $10,288,416 offering of equity in connection with its acquisition of Chilean startup Zappedy. However we don't know if there was cash involved in addition to equity in the Zappedy acquisition so it's …
Christopher Robbins / Gothamist:
Video: Yes, You Can Bring A Goat Into The Apple Store — Comedian Mark Malkoff may be the next Ralph Nader. From visiting all of Manhattan's 171 Starbucks, to living in a New Jersey IKEA, to beating a crosstown bus in a race (on a Big Wheel!), he's a consumer advocate on a mission.
Discussion: MacRumors, Crave, OS X Daily, Laughing Squid and @mmalkoff
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: You Can Bring A Goat To The Apple Store
Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog: Can you bring a goat into an Apple retail store?
Paul Horowitz / OS X Daily: Things Allowed in Apple Stores: Dates, Dogs, Darth Vader, Goats, Pizza Deliveries [Video]
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ustream Lands On The iPad, Gives Couch Potatoes The Perfect Soapbox — Ustream has landed on the iPad. — Today, the streaming video service has launched its first iPad-optimized app, allowing users to view live and recorded content streaming through the service — and to stream their own footage direct from their iPad 2.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Techie Buzz and MacNN
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Ustream Is Finally on the iPad
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
As DVD sales decline, Walmart.com adds Vudu streaming — Online video rental store Vudu has seen massive growth lately, driven mostly by getting embedded on an ever-growing number of connected TVs and other devices. But the streaming-video-on-demand service is about to get a big boost …
Lindsey Compton / Digital Media Wire: Walmart Goes Live with Vudu Movie Streaming
Doug Gross / CNN: Walmart offers movie streaming
Jessica Wohl / Reuters: Walmart puts Vudu on its main site to drive use
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Wal-Mart takes another crack at challenging Netflix
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Walmart brings Vudu into the fold, still can't stream you tube socks
Matt Burns / TechCrunch: Watch Out, Netflix. Walmart Now Streaming Vudu Video On Demand On Walmart.com
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Netflix beware, Walmart jumps into streaming movies
Jim O'Neill / fierceonlinevideo.com/news/frontpage: Walmart puts Vudu on homepage to drive streaming business
Bernie Arnason / Telecompetitor: Walmart Continues OTT Push, Integrates Vudu, Sets Up Interesting Future
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Finishing Up Work on an Ultra-Thin 15" Mac Notebook [Updated] — Apple is working on a 15" ultra-thin Mac notebook, MacRumors has learned. We aren't certain if it will be called a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, but we do know that it is already in late testing stages at Apple.
Discussion: BGR, AppleInsider, eWeek, 9to5Mac, TUAW, Gizmodo, The Business Insider, Electronista, TechUnwrapped, iGadgetsReport and I4U News
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple rumored to be working on ultra-thin 15-inch notebook PC
P. J. Connolly / eWeek: Enterprise Mobility: Apple's MacBook Air Packs a Punch
Michael Rose / TUAW: Rumor: Apple's next 15" laptop refresh will be Air-like
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Apple Is Working on a Super Thin 15-inch MacBook
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: 15-inch Ultra-thin MacBook in the Works
Pew Research Center:
71% of Online Adults Now Use Video-Sharing Sites — More online Americans are using video-sharing sites— and they are doing so more frequently. As of May 2011, 71% of online adults reported watching videos on a video-sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo. A demographic portrait of these site users is in the table below.
Discussion: PC World, techPresident, Pew Research Center, Between the Lines Blog, GigaOM and VatorNews, more at Mediagazer »
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: U.S. Adults Love Video-Sharing Sites, Pew Says
Nick Judd / techPresident: Live in America? Breathing? Have an Internet Connection? You're Probably On YouTube
Kathleen Moore / Pew Research Center: 71% of online adults now use video-sharing sites
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Report: We are a YouTube nation
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Study: 71% of Web users visit online video sites
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Microsoft Adds RAW Support to Photo Gallery and Windows Explorer — Microsoft announces support for raw files from 120 DSLR cameras in Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Explorer. Makes them as easy to use as JPEGs. — When it comes to taking professionally looking photos …
Discussion: Ars Technica, 1001 Noisy Cameras, The Windows Blog, The Windows Blog, Gizmodo, WinRumors and Electronista
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: Getting RAW support in Photo Gallery & Windows 7 (...and a contest!)
Brad Weed / The Windows Blog: Photo Gallery now supports raw format
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Smartphones, iPads & the state of the mobile Internet — The first quarter of 2011 turned out to be a big one for smartphone makers, especially Apple and Android-based device makers such as Samsung. In the US alone, slightly more than half of the phones sold were smartphones …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, dailywireless.org and textually.org
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Microwave Backhaul: Fat Growth
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
All Is Right With The World: EBook Apps Back On The iPad — Yesterday's “Everybody panic!” is today's “Meh.” B&N, Amazon, and Google Books have all taken pains to make it abundantly clear that you can only buy their ebooks from the e-store “through the Safari browser on their device or any computer” …
Discussion: eWeek, Fast Company, PC World, MobileBurn.com and Digital Trends
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Amazon, Kobo React to Apple In-App Purchasing Policy
Matt Hamblen / PC World: App Store, Android Market Spur Explosive App Download Growth