Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Next iPhone to feature thinner, tapered design according to new silicone cases — Yesterday, a purported case mold schematic for the fifth-generation iPhone emerged, pointing to a complete re-design for Apple's handset. This mold points to a larger display, a larger home button, and a thinner profile for the next iPhone.
Discussion: AppleInsider, The Business Insider, SlashGear, ITProPortal, Appolicious Advisor, Softpedia News, Examiner, Edible Apple, @joshuatopolsky, App Advice, iPhone in Canada Blog, I4U News, Neowin.net, Techie Buzz, Redmond Pie, TechnoBuffalo, Gizmodo, TiPb, everythingiCafe, iDownloadBlog and MacRumors
Dylan Love / The Business Insider: Here's A Leaked iPhone 5 Case — And It Hints At A Complete Redesign
Michael Santo / Examiner: Larger screen, larger home button, curved back suggested by iPhone 5 case design
Joshua Topolsky / @joshuatopolsky: I love the new iPhone case rumor. It sounds eerily familiar... http://t.co/AAokarv
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog: iPhone 5 Silicon Case Pictures Reveal a Thinner and Tapered Design?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: The iPhone 5 Case Design Leakage Game starts
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Case design reveals more about iPhone 5?
Parth Dhebar / Techie Buzz: Photos Of Possible Next-Gen iPhone Case Appear
Waisybabu / Redmond Pie: New Silicone Cases For iPhone 5 Suggest Thinner, Tapered iPad 2-like Design [PHOTOS]
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Possible iPhone 5 Case Suggests That the Next iPhone Will Have a Big Honking Screen …
Jeremy Sikora / TiPb: Probably not iPhone 5 cases leak
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Another Day, Another iPhone 5 Case Rumor
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Launching in Second Week of September? iPad 3 Later? — The China Times pinpoints the iPhone 5 release to the second week of September with an initial order of 4 million units. Suppliers are said to be currently preparing 400,000 trial run units.
Discussion: PC World, The Business Insider, App Advice, Electronista, Eurogamer, AppleInsider, I4U News, TiPb, 9to5Mac, T3.com News, iPhone in Canada Blog and everythingiCafe
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Rumors Pin iPhone 5 Launch Mid-September
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider: iPad 3 Might Be Released In November
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: All I Want For Christmas Is My iPad 3?
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Rumor: Apple's iPhone 5 to launch during 2nd week of Sept., iPad 3 pushed back
Chris Oldroyd / TiPb: iPhone 5 to launch in second week of September, iPad 3 to follow later in the year?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: iPhone 5 For Early September, iPad 3 In November?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Offers To Re-Write Your Webpages On The Fly, Promising 25% To 60% Speed Improvements — Google has long been obsessed with speed. It's paramount in pretty much everything they do. Which is why the launch of Google+ with some — gasp — attention paid to design is even more surprising.
Discussion: Google Code Blog, PC World, AllThingsD, Googling Google Blog, Marketing Pilgrim and SlashGear
Scott Knaster / Google Code Blog: Page Speed Service: Web performance, delivered.
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: Google Service Rewrites Web Pages for Speed
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Google: We'll Make Your Site Faster, Just Give Us Your Keys
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Exclusive: British Police Duped by LulzSec Into Arresting the Wrong Guy — Chat logs, video evidence indicate that the arrest was misdirection — Earlier today the blogosphere lit up with news that “Topiary” a key hacker from Anonymous and LulzSec was arrested.
Discussion: Help Net Security, LulzSec Exposed, Pocket-lint, thinq_, Examiner, FT Tech Hub, VentureBeat, Electronista, Guardian and Digital Trends
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Could latest LulzSec leader arrest be the wrong Topiary?
Gareth Halfacree / thinq_: LulzSec's Topiary arrested by police
Michael Santo / Examiner: High-level LulzSec operative Topiary arrested
Joseph Menn / FT Tech Hub: A big hacking arrest and a PayPal boycott
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: LulzSec spokesman arrested by British authorities
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: LulzSec hacker ‘Topiary’ arrested in UK
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Meet the LulzSec Leader Arrested by British Police Today
Meet the LulzSec Leader Arrested by British Police Today
Discussion: VG247, ZDNet, WL Central and Computerworld
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Scotland Yard arrests LulzSec frontman on Shetland Isles
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: LulzSec ‘spokesperson’ arrested by Scotland Yard
Jaraparilla / WL Central: 2011-07-28 Lulz, Security, Justice and the FBI
In U.S. Smartphone Market, Android is Top Operating System, Apple is Top Manufacturer — According to June data from Nielsen, Google's Android operating system (OS) now claims the largest share of the U.S. consumer smartphone market with 39 percent. Apple's iOS is in second place with 28 percent …
Discussion: AllThingsD, 9to5Mac, BGR, TUAW, I4U News, PhoneArena, The Loop, Android Phone Fans, Electronista and iClarified
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Nielsen: Apple Leading U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer, Android Leading OS
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Nielsen: Apple #1 phone vendor in US, Android top phone OS, Samsung #3 Android backer
Zach Epstein / BGR: Nielsen: Apple top U.S. smartphone vendor, Android top OS in Q2
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Nielsen: Apple is the leading manufacturer, iOS the #2 platform
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Android Market Share is 39% in US, but Apple is largest Smartphone Manufacturer
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer in the US
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Nielsen: Android Sits Nicely With 39% of the US Smartphone Share in Q2
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Sprint, LightSquared enter 15-year pact for LTE — Sprint has inked a wholesale 4G LTE deal with LightSquared that diversifies the carrier's network. The agreement runs for 15 years. — For the wireless carrier, LightSquared gives Sprint an option for LTE—it currently offers 4G services via WiMax and Clearwire.
Discussion: mocoNews, GigaOM, BGR, 9to5Mac, IntoMobile, CNET News, Business Wire, Engadget, Gizmodo, Reuters, Electronista, Reuters and PhoneArena
Zach Epstein / BGR: Sprint announces deal to adopt 4G LTE
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Sprint teams up with LightSquared, enters 4G LTE craze
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Sprint to build LightSquared's 4G LTE network, LightSquared to get access to Sprint's 3G network
Roger Cheng / CNET News: Sprint, LightSquared announce network-sharing deal
Business Wire: Sprint Nextel and LightSquared Announce Spectrum Hosting and Network Services Agreement
Tim Stevens / Engadget: Sprint and LightSquared confirm agreement, 15 years worth of LTE network sharing and more
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Sprint Will Be Going to the 4G LTE Ball With LightSquared
Sinead Carew / Reuters: Sprint inks LightSquared deal, shares fall
Sinead Carew / Reuters: Sprint, LightSquared in $9 billion network agreement
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sprint posts Q2 2011 earnings: net subs up, contract subs down, net loss of $847 million
Sprint posts Q2 2011 earnings: net subs up, contract subs down, net loss of $847 million
Discussion: Sprint Newsroom, GigaOM, BGR, CNET News and Android Phone Fans
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Pre-paid, wholesale subs keep Sprint afloat ahead of LTE
Zach Epstein / BGR: Sprint reports big Q2 loss as it sheds 101,000 postpaid subs
Roger Cheng / CNET News: Sprint posts wider loss on bad investments
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Sprint Posts Overall Disappointing Q2'11 Results
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
BBC iPlayer goes global with iPad app launch in 11 countries — Western Europe first for subscription-based service, with US to follow later in 2011 — BBC Worldwide is launching its global iPlayer service today, via an iPad app that will be made available in 11 countries in Western Europe.
Nick Clayton / Tech Europe: BBC iPlayer European Launch Disappoints Brits Abroad
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: BBC iPlayer goes global, coming to US soon
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: BBC iPlayer app opens content to Continent
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: BBC's iPlayer goes Global, embraces the iPad
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: BBC iPlayer iPad app goes abroad with launch in 11 countries
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: BBC Launches Subscription-Based International iPlayer for iPad
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Video: BBC Takes iPlayer Global On iPad For €6.99 A Month
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: BBC iPlayer launches in 11 European countries as subscription service
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: BBC iPlayer Brings Streaming BBC Programs to 11 Western European Countries (but not the U.S.)
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: BBC iPlayer iPad App Debuts In 11 Territories
Dan Barrett / White Noise: iPlayer Commences International Rollout
Graham Spencer / MacStories: BBC Rolls Out iPad iPlayer App To 11 Western Europe Countries, Coming To The US This Year
Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends: BBC iPlayer launches in 11 countries
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: US iPad Users Will Be Watching Top Gear On the BBC iPlayer App By End of Year
Stefano Elia / Neowin.net: BBC launches global iPlayer app
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Is for Movies, Hulu Is for TV Shows. Neither Is for Your iPad or Your iPhone. — Lots of you are using your phones to watch YouTube. But Netflix and Hulu? Not so much. — That's one of the takeaways from a new Nielsen report about viewing habits on the two online video services.
Discussion: GigaOM, Macworld, Engadget, Nielsen Wire, CNET News, Mobile Entertainment, SocialTimes.com, GigaOM, BetaNews, SlashGear, SplatF, SFGate, Neowin.net, Digital Trends, The Microsoft Blog, USA Today, msnbc.com, msnbc.com, PC World, ITProPortal, Gizmodo, GoNintendo, Mashable! and MacNN, more at Mediagazer »
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Fox could lose up to a third of web viewers to piracy
Jeff Bertolucci / Macworld: Netflix vs. Hulu: Who's watching what, and where
Billy Steele / Engadget: 25 percent of Netflix users stream on the Wii, think composite cables are just fine
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: A defense of charging more for Web TV (Q&A)
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Nielsen Says Very Few People Watching Netflix or Hulu on Mobile Devices. But, Let's Take a Closer Look...
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Sorry Hulu, Netflix still rules the living room
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Nielsen looks at how people are streaming Hulu and Netflix
Dan Frommer / SplatF: How Netflix and Hulu subscribers watch videos
Benny Evangelista / SFGate: “Sesame Street” and “Naked Ambition,” violent “Penguins” on Netflix lists
Caleb Garling / Digital Trends: Nielsen: Netflix still king of the living room, Hulu users prefer PCs
Brett Molina / USA Today: Survey: Half of Netflix users connect through game consoles
Winda Benedetti / msnbc.com: Half of Netflix users tune in with video game machines
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: Nielsen: Hulu users watch more TV than Netflix members
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Netflix vs. Hulu: Who's Watching What, and Where
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Game Consoles Preferred for Netflix Streaming Reveals Survey
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Netflix Is for HDTV Buffs, Hulu for Computer Geeks
RawmeatCowboy / GoNintendo: Nielsen data shows half of Netflix users streaming to consoles, Wii in the lead
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Hulu vs. Netflix: What Device Are You Watching On? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Moment Of Truth For Airbnb As User's Home Is Utterly Trashed — Important updates to post at end — Until now everything has been just great for Airbnb, a service that lets people rent out their homes and become a sort of mini-hotel. The company launched in 2008 and has grown rapidly.
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: Revenue Up, Profits Down: Why Barriers to Entry Still Matter
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Woman Utterly Pillaged via Airbnb
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Investors Not Overly Concerned by Airbnb Rental Nightmare
Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider: AIRBNB HORROR
@airbnb: @markb We will assist her financially, find new housing and anything else she can think of to make her life easier.
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Airbnb Guests ‘Took My Entire Life,’ Blogger Writes, But He's Not Blaming the Site
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: What you can learn from this Airbnb horror story
Christine Lu / @christinelu: I think AirBnB is best suited as a vacation rental by owner site ...but calling it that doesn't give it the hip silicon valley valuation.
Brian Chesky / TechCrunch:
On Safety: A Word From Airbnb
On Safety: A Word From Airbnb
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Hollywood Forces UK ISP To Block Newzbin Usenet Site — Following a hearing in London's High Court, leading UK ISP BT will be forced to block subscriber access to Usenet indexing site Newzbin2. Under the banner of the MPA, the leading Hollywood studios successfully argued that by letting …
Discussion: Inquirer, The Register, GigaOM, Telegraph, Guardian, BBC, paidContent, SlashGear, thinq_, Neowin.net and The Next Web
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Judge orders BT to block filesharing web site Newzbin2
Andrew Orlowski / The Register: Film studios thrash BT in Newzbin site-block test case
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: British court orders ISP to block piracy site Newzbin
Christopher Williams / Telegraph: Hollywood studios win landmark website blocking order
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: UK High Court orders BT to block Newzbin2 website for piracy
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: BT ordered to block Usenet indexing site Newzbin
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Court orders BT to block access to movie pirate site
Thijs van As / The Official Google Blog:
Catch the London Underground with Google Maps — Starting today, you can get public transport directions for London within Google Maps. One of Europe's largest metropolitan areas, London is a major destination for both business travelers and tourists. More than 1 billion passengers …
Discussion: iClarified, Phone Scoop and The Next Web
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Raiders of the Last Nerd — “If I'm not the most well-connected guy in New York, I'm one of them for sure,” Dave Carvajal told The Observer, leaning back into his chair at the Park Avenue South headquarters of Dave Partners, the executive search firm he founded in 2009.
Mike Luttrell / TG Daily:
Republican Tea Party leader arrested for computer piracy — A heavyweight for the political Tea Party movement in the south has most likely just crippled his potential political future. — 61-year-old Anthony Trinca was arrested for allegedly selling pirated versions of high-end computer software.
Discussion: CNET News
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Reports: Tea Party leader arrested on piracy charges
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
EA: our fastest growing platform is the iPad — There was a time when the majority of games were played on dedicated consoles like the Xbox or PlayStation but, as they say, “those times are a'changin.” Speaking to IndustryGamers, EA CEO John Riccitiello said consoles are no longer the dominant force in gaming.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Business Insider: Electronic Arts Thinks Its Future Is The iPad
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Electronic Arts: Apple iPad “our fastest growing platform” for gaming
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Electronics Arts says consoles now minority of video game biz, iPad taking off
Benjamin Grol / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Maps 5.8 for Android adds photo uploads, My Places, and more — My Places as a simple way to manage the Places you've starred and recently viewed — Descriptive terms for Places in search results — Add a new Place on-the-go when checking in — Photo upload for a Place
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Google Maps 5.8 for Android: Now you can upload photos and see your recently favorited locations
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Google Maps 5.8 Enhances Places With Photo Uploading, Adding a Place on the Go + More
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Mind the Google Map: Tube directions now included
Simon Alparaz / TechUnwrapped: Google Maps for Android Version 5.8 Released
Zack Nebbaki / DroidMatters.com: Google Maps gets updated to version 5.8, adds photo uploads and more
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Google Maps 5.8 for Android Gains My Places Check-in Richness. Disconnect with Google+?
Jake Smith / 9to5Google: Google Maps updated with ‘My Places’ tab
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Google Maps for Android gets an update, brings Latitude and Places improvements
Caleb Garling / Digital Trends: Google Maps 5.8 for Android introduces better integration with Google Places
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Google Maps 5.8 arrives on the Market with photo uploads, My Places and more
Kellex / Droid Life: Google Maps Updated to Version 5.8, Photo Uploads and Other Places Features Included
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Old Java Emails May Bite Google in Android Patent Suit — It may be wiser for Google to settle its patent infringement showdown with Oracle than take it to trial. New documents emerging from early hearings in the case suggest the search giant may have a tough time mounting a …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Google Emails Come Back to Bite in Java Patent Case Over Android
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Qualcomm's Awesome Augmented Reality SDK Now Available For iOS — Back around July of last year, Qualcomm launched a software development kit for building Augmented Reality apps on Android. The idea was to allow Android developers to build all sorts of crazy AR stuff (like games and apps …
Discussion: App Advice, IntoMobile, MacGazette.net, Techie Buzz, MacRumors, BetaNews and SlashGear
Joe White / App Advice: Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality SDK For iOS, Expect More Impressive AR Apps Soon
Parth Dhebar / Techie Buzz: Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality SDK for iOS
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality SDK for iOS
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Qualcomm rolls out Augmented Reality dev kit for iOS
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Growth Unsettles Mountain View — MOUNTAIN VIEW—Google Inc. is the single largest contributor to the coffers of Mountain View, where it is based. But as the Web giant expands its physical footprint and seeks to build new offices, housing and infrastructure, the city government is pushing back.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
NEA And Sequoia Put $18M In Brand-Focused Social Media Platform Hearsay Social — Hearsay Social, a SaaS dashboard for national businesses and their local branches to manage Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages, has raised $18 million in new funding med by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) …
Discussion: VatorNews, AllThingsD, VentureBeat and AdAge
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Hearsay gets $18M from NEA, unveils new features
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Hearsay Social raises $18M so your employees won't embarrass you on social media
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The Verizon small bang — As Verizon has reported iPhone sales for one and a half quarters, it's time to try to discern the impact on the product. There were several hypotheses floating around prior to the “big bang” of Verizon. — Some assumed that there would be a large migration away …
Discussion: SplatF, SocialTimes.com, AppleInsider, TiPb and MacRumors
Frank McPherson / SocialTimes.com: Verizon iPhone Has Little Impact On AT&T iPhone Sales
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Verizon iPhone sales dwarfed by international growth, still larger than 4G
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iPhone sales: AT&T and Verizon vs. the world
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Most iPhone Growth From Overseas, Verizon a “Small Bang”
Hackers access data on 35 mln S. Koreans: agency — Hackers using an Internet address registered in China have gained access to major South Korean websites and may have stolen the private information of 35 million users, authorities said Thursday. — They breached the systems of Nate …
Discussion: The Register, BBC, Naked Security, Reuters, The Next Web, thinq_ and Yonhap News
John Leyden / The Register: Nearly everyone in SOUTH KOREA HACKED IN ONE GO
Naked Security / Sophos: Data stolen from 35 million South Korean social networking users
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: Korea blames China for massive hack attack
Lee Youkyung / Yonhap News: (LEAD) SK Communications says 35 mln users' info hacked
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google:
New Chrome experiment: Embed your message in a music video and have the band dance it out — We here at 9to5Google love Chrome Experiments, nifty little web apps that showcase what can be achieved with HTML5 and the Chrome browser. Be it a simple project like the Google I/O countdown timer …
Discussion: thechromesource, ExtremeTech, San Francisco Chronicle, Google Chrome Blog, Music Ally, Googling Google Blog, SocialTimes.com, Gizmodo, SFGate, BetaNews and EW.com
Nicholas Greene / thechromesource: OK Go, Google Chome, And Messages In Music
Keiko Hirayama / Google Chrome Blog: OK Go play with Chrome
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Did Google gazump Mozilla for OK Go HTML5 music video project?
Matt Weinberger / Googling Google Blog: OK Go and Google rock out with HTML5 music video
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: OK Go Gets Interactive With Awesome HTML5 Music Video
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Embed a Message In an OK Go Music Video Using Chrome
Jason Lloren / SFGate: Wanna see a cool music video? OK, go...
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Google and Mozilla talk HTML5
Kyle Anderson / EW.com: OK Go create another amazing video: Watch it here
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Steve Perlman unveils DIDO white paper explaining “impossible” wireless data rates — DIDO is a new wireless technology that is supposed to be impossible, since it allows people to send and receive data over a wireless network at speeds that aren't possible with today's technology.
Discussion: Business Week
Ashlee Vance / Business Week: The Edison of Silicon Valley
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Real time and the evolution of the news story — While some in the media sphere are consumed by the desire to redesign the way news websites like the New York Times look, others are thinking about redesigning how we write about the news online — including Vadim Lavrusik …
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
HP joins OpenStack — HP has joined OpenStack, the open-source cloud software project led by Rackspace. — Announcing the news on its corporate blog Wednesday morning, HP VP of Cloud Services Emil Sayegh wrote: … HP joins fellow IT heavyweights Dell, Cisco, Intel and Citrix as OpenStack contributors …
Discussion: InfoWorld, Data Central, SiliconANGLE and eWeek
Bob Lewis / InfoWorld: HP heats up cloud wars by backing OpenStack
Alex Williams / SiliconANGLE: Nebula - This Open Cloud Idea May Have Legs After all
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek: HP Joins OpenStack Cloud Project