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: Softpedia News, Examiner, ITProPortal, Edible Apple, @joshuatopolsky, App Advice, iPhone in Canada Blog, I4U News, Neowin.net, Techie Buzz, Redmond Pie, TechnoBuffalo, Gizmodo, TiPb, everythingiCafe, iDownloadBlog, SlashGear, MacRumors, Electronista, techeblog.com and O'Grady's PowerPage
Michael Santo / Examiner: Larger screen, larger home button, curved back suggested by iPhone 5 case design
Radu Tyrsina / ITProPortal: New Leaked Images Suggest Overhaul In iPhone 5 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
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Leaked iPhone 5 case schematic shows curved sides, other details
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: TiPb, AppleInsider, I4U News, 9to5Mac, T3.com News, iPhone in Canada Blog, Electronista and Electricpig.co.uk
Chris Oldroyd / TiPb: iPhone 5 to launch in second week of September, iPad 3 to follow later in the year?
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Rumor: Apple's iPhone 5 to launch during 2nd week of Sept., iPad 3 pushed back
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.
Discussion: Gawker, The Business Insider, AllThingsD, Betabeat, Quora, @airbnb, FT Tech Hub, Jon Burg's Future Visions, Mashable!, Digital Trends, @christinelu, Between the Lines Blog, @arrington and Tnooz
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Woman Utterly Pillaged via Airbnb
Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider: AIRBNB HORROR
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Investors Not Overly Concerned by Airbnb Rental Nightmare
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Airbnb Guests ‘Took My Entire Life,’ Blogger Writes, But He's Not Blaming the Site
@airbnb: @markb We will assist her financially, find new housing and anything else she can think of to make her life easier.
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.
Michael Arrington / @arrington: Update: Airbnb says will compensate woman 100% via @techcrunch http://t.co/X638WQ4
Brian Chesky / TechCrunch:
On Safety: A Word From Airbnb
On Safety: A Word From Airbnb
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: The Next Web, Google Mobile Blog and Google Maps Mania
Thijs van As / Google Mobile Blog: Catch the London Underground with Google Maps
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Tube Directions Now On Google Maps
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.
Discussion: Financial Times, GigaOM, Computerworld, Engadget, paidContent, The Next Web, BBC, Gizmodo, Mobile Entertainment, SocialTimes.com, ITProPortal, Softpedia News, MacNN, Digital Trends, White Noise, Neowin.net and MacStories
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: BBC iPlayer app opens content to Continent
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: BBC's global iPlayer brings Doctor Who to the iPad
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Video: BBC Takes iPlayer Global On iPad For €6.99 A Month
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: BBC iPlayer iPad app goes abroad with launch in 11 countries
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: US iPad Users Will Be Watching Top Gear On the BBC iPlayer App By End of Year
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
Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends: BBC iPlayer launches in 11 countries
Dan Barrett / White Noise: iPlayer Commences International Rollout
Stefano Elia / Neowin.net: BBC launches global iPlayer app
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
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Meet the LulzSec Leader Arrested by British Police Today — British police announced today that they arrested a 19-year-old hacker in Scotland's isolated Shetland Islands who used the nickname “Topiary” online. Here's what we know about this core member of the hacking group Lulz Security, from interviews and leaked chat transcripts.
Discussion: VG247, Computerworld, WL Central, ZDNet, The Next Web and Betabeat
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Scotland Yard arrests LulzSec frontman on Shetland Isles
Darlene Storm / Computerworld: Alleged LulzSec arrested, but Anonymous #OpPayPal makes eBay bleed $1B stock loss
Jaraparilla / WL Central: 2011-07-28 Lulz, Security, Justice and the FBI
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: LulzSec ‘spokesperson’ arrested by Scotland Yard
Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Metropolitan Police arrest Topiary, suspected LulzSec and Anonymous spokesperson
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: UK Police Arrest Man/Boy Suspected to be a Spokesman for LulzSec and Anonymous
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Exclusive: British Police Duped by LulzSec Into Arresting the Wrong Guy
Exclusive: British Police Duped by LulzSec Into Arresting the Wrong Guy
Discussion: Help Net Security, LulzSec Exposed, Pocket-lint, thinq_, Examiner, VentureBeat, FT Tech Hub, Digital Trends, Guardian, CSOONLINE.com, msnbc.com and Electronista
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
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: LulzSec spokesman arrested by British authorities
Joseph Menn / FT Tech Hub: A big hacking arrest and a PayPal boycott
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: LulzSec hacker ‘Topiary’ arrested in UK
Jeremy Kirk / CSOONLINE.com: UK Police Arrest Anonymous Spokesman ‘Topiary’
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: LulzSec spokesperson in custody, say UK police
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 take-aways from a new Nielsen report about viewing habits on the two online video services.
Billy Steele / Engadget: 25 percent of Netflix users stream on the Wii, think composite cables are just fine
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Nielsen Says Very Few People Watching Netflix or Hulu on Mobile Devices. But, Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Nielsen looks at how people are streaming Hulu and Netflix
Benny Evangelista / SFGate: “Sesame Street” and “Naked Ambition,” violent “Penguins” on Netflix lists
Dan Frommer / SplatF: How Netflix and Hulu subscribers watch videos
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
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]
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Netflix Is for HDTV Buffs, Hulu for Computer Geeks
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Sorry Hulu, Netflix still rules the living room
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
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.
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, MacRumors and parislemon
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”
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: BBC, paidContent, Telegraph, Guardian and The Next Web
Christopher Williams / Telegraph: Hollywood studios win landmark website blocking order
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
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Oracle Vs. Google, Nintendo Slashes 3DS Price, iPad Is EA Games's Fastest Growing Platform
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
Brad Nicholson / Touch Arcade: EA CEO Says Consoles Are Only 40 Percent Of The Games Industry, iPad Their Fastest Growing Platform
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Consoles are ‘40% of the game industry,’ says EA CEO
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, AllThingsD, Googling Google Blog and SlashGear
Scott Knaster / Google Code Blog: Page Speed Service: Web performance, delivered.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Google: We'll Make Your Site Faster, Just Give Us Your Keys
Thomas Catan / Law Blog:
One Small Antitrust Victory for Google — Google Inc. is facing intense regulatory pressure around the world, with antitrust enforcers investigating its business practices in the U.S. and European Union. But it's not all bad news for the Internet search giant: it just scored a small …
Discussion: Googling Google Blog
Matt Weinberger / Googling Google Blog: Google wins small victory in antitrust suit
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 …
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
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Embed a Message In an OK Go Music Video Using Chrome
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: OK Go Gets Interactive With Awesome HTML5 Music Video
Keiko Hirayama / Google Chrome Blog: OK Go play with Chrome
Scott Knaster / Google Code Blog: OK Go play with HTML5
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
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: OK Go, Google Team Up For New HTML5-Powered Music Video
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: OK Go & Google Team Up for Interactive HTML5 Music Video
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
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Google Maps 5.8 Enhances Places With Photo Uploading, Adding a Place on the Go + More
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
Jake Smith / 9to5Google: Google Maps updated with ‘My Places’ tab
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Google Maps 5.8 for Android Gains My Places Check-in Richness. Disconnect with Google+?
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
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Fourth Law Firm Withdraws From Representing Paul Ceglia in Facebook Case — Paul Ceglia, who claims he deserves half of Facebook based on an arrangement with Mark Zuckerberg from 2003, has lost another law firm as his case continues. — Edelson McGuire, which had only taken on the case within …
Discussion: paidContent, Gawker and All Facebook
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Mark Zuckerberg's Foe Is Losing His Allies
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Fourth Law Firm Drops Ceglia's Case Against Facebook
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: Featured News, BGR, CNET News, Reuters, Bloomberg and IntoMobile
Featured News: Sprint Nextel and LightSquared Announce Spectrum Hosting and Network Services Agreement
Zach Epstein / BGR: Sprint announces deal to adopt 4G LTE
Roger Cheng / CNET News: Sprint, LightSquared announce network-sharing deal
Sinead Carew / Reuters: Sprint, LightSquared in $9 billion network agreement
Devin Banerjee / Bloomberg: Falcone's LightSquared Agrees With Sprint Over 15-Year Network Expansion
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
The White House just Rickrolled a Twitter user — We've known since 2008 that US President Obama has pushed for more social media interaction. With a Twitter Town Hall meeting and now sending his own tweets, it seems that somebody on the staff has decided to take things a step further.
Discussion: @wiggsd, SlashGear, @whitehouse, FM Blog, Hillicon Valley, Guardian, Washington Post, Gizmodo, @dannysullivan, @anildash and WebProNews
David Wiggs / @wiggsd: This WH correspondence briefing isn't nearly as entertaining as yesterday's. #TCOT #WHchat
The White House / @whitehouse: @wiggsd Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here's something more fun: http://t.co/ca31My7 #WHChat
John Battelle / FM Blog: Thursday Signal: Bring in the Crazies!
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: OVERNIGHT TECH: Group of state AGs support AT&T deal
Charles Arthur / Guardian: White House rickrolls Twitter user who complains of ‘dull’ feed
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post: Did the White House just rickroll its 2 million Twitter followers?
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: The White House Just Rickrolled Someone on Twitter
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: heh. @whitehouse rickrolls someone via twitter. classic.
Anil Dash / @anildash: How to earn my vote: @whitehouse just Rickrolled a Twitter user http://t.co/CQiOPxd (I see you @macon44)
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, 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
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
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
PRs Lose Court Appeal On Online Story Copying — PRs have failed to overturn a court ruling that they should pay ongoing license fees for receiving links to and summaries of newspapers' online articles. — The UK Court of Appeal today rejected an appeal by the Public Relations Consultants Association …
Discussion: prca.org.uk, NevilleHobson.com, bailii.org, Communicate Magazine, paidContent and paidContent:UK, more at Mediagazer »
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Winners And Losers In The News Aggregator Copyright Case
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: PR Chief: 'Copyright Law Just Doesn't Work In An Internet Age'
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Lodsys fiercely opposes Apple's motion for an intervention — Lodsys had an (extended) deadline today to respond to Apple's motion for an intervention in a patent infringement litigation in which Lodsys is suing 11 app developers, five of which are rather small.
Discussion: The Mac Observer, Electronista, TUAW and CNET News
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Apple updates its response to Lodsys suit, but doesn't move to invalidate patents
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Lodsys files opposition to an Apple intervention
Tony Smith / The Register:
Microsoft's MS-DOS is 30 today — MS-DOS is 30 years old today. Well, kind of. On 27 July 1981, Microsoft gave the name MS-DOS to the disk operating system it acquired on that day from Seattle Computer Products (SCP), a hardware company owned and run by a fellow called Rod Brock.
Discussion: Computerworld, ExtremeTech, Electronista, The Next Web, Gizmodo, Technologizer, Neowin.net and Crave
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: MS-DOS is 30 years old today
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: MS-DOS is Thirty
John Callaham / Neowin.net: MS-DOS turns 30 years old today ... sort of
Rich Trenholm / Crave: The gadget blog: Celebrating 30 years of MS-DOS
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Quora Testing User Credits For “Ask To Answer” Questions — Quora has just launched a bundle of interesting initiatives over the past day or so, all signs that the Q&A site is trying to figure itself out. — First of all, the company has begun testing something called “Ask to Answer Suggestions” …