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.
Radu Tyrsina / ITProPortal: New Leaked Images Suggest Overhaul In iPhone 5 Design
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog: iPhone 5 Silicon Case Pictures Reveal a Thinner and Tapered Design?
Joshua Topolsky / @joshuatopolsky: I love the new iPhone case rumor. It sounds eerily familiar... http://t.co/AAokarv
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Possible iPhone 5 Case Suggests That the Next iPhone Will Have a Big Honking Screen …
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Case design reveals more about iPhone 5?
Jeremy Sikora / TiPb: Probably not iPhone 5 cases leak
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Another Day, Another iPhone 5 Case Rumor
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]
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Leaked iPhone 5 case schematic shows curved sides, other details
Brian Chesky / TechCrunch:
On Safety: A Word From Airbnb — Brian Chesky is the CEO of Airbnb. In this guest article he discusses the recent Airbnb user safety incident we reported on earlier today. — On June 22nd, we learned that the home of one of our San Francisco hosts was vandalized by an Airbnb guest.
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, Betabeat, The Business Insider, Quora, AllThingsD, Digital Trends, @airbnb, Mashable!, Between the Lines Blog, @arrington, Jon Burg's Future Visions, @christinelu and Tnooz
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Woman Utterly Pillaged via Airbnb
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Airbnb Guests ‘Took My Entire Life,’ Blogger Writes, But He's Not Blaming the Site
Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider: AIRBNB HORROR
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Investors Not Overly Concerned by Airbnb Rental Nightmare
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: What you can learn from this Airbnb horror story
@airbnb: @markb We will assist her financially, find new housing and anything else she can think of to make her life easier.
Michael Arrington / @arrington: Update: Airbnb says will compensate woman 100% via @techcrunch http://t.co/X638WQ4
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.
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: DailyTech, AllThingsD and SC Magazine US
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: LulzSec Hackers Protest PayPal, as One of Them Is Arrested in U.K.
Dan Kaplan / SC Magazine US: LulzSec spokesman Topiary arrested in Scotland
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Metropolitan Police arrest Topiary, suspected LulzSec and Anonymous spokesperson
Metropolitan Police arrest Topiary, suspected LulzSec and Anonymous spokesperson
Discussion: Threat Level, BBC, Naked Security, Examiner, Guardian, The Firewall, CNET News, TG Daily, PC World, Digital Trends, Neowin.net, VentureBeat, BGR, The Register, msnbc.com, Inquirer, The Atlantic Wire, Gizmodo, ZDNet, Betabeat, SlashGear, Threat Level, The Business Insider and Metropolitan Police
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level: Scotland Yard Busts Suspected LulzSec Spokesman
Naked Security / Sophos: LulzSec hacking suspect ‘Topiary’ arrested in the Shetland Islands
Michael Santo / Examiner: High-level LulzSec operative Topiary arrested
Elinor Mills / CNET News: U.K. police say they've arrested LulzSec's ‘Topiary’
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: British police arrest LulzSec's Topiary
Jared Newman / PC World: LulzSec Hackers Spokesman “Topiary” Arrested, U.K. Cops Say
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: LulzSec hacker ‘Topiary’ arrested in UK
Tom Dwyer / Neowin.net: LulzSec spokesman “Topiary” has been arrested say UK police [Update: LulzSec confirms]
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: LulzSec spokesman arrested by British authorities
Todd Haselton / BGR: Police arrest 19-year old LulzSec hacker ‘Topiary’
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: LulzSec spokesperson in custody, say UK police
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Met Police pick up Lulzsec suspect
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire: British Police Arrest a Top Anonymous/LulzSec Leader
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: LulzSec ‘spokesperson’ arrested by Scotland Yard
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: UK Police Arrest Man/Boy Suspected to be a Spokesman for LulzSec and Anonymous
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Lulzsec spokesperson Topiary arrested by British e-police
Ellis Hamburger / The Business Insider: UK Police Arrest Second-In-Command Of Hacker Group LulzSec
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, AppleInsider, SocialTimes.com, TiPb and MacRumors
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Verizon iPhone sales dwarfed by international growth, still larger than 4G
Frank McPherson / SocialTimes.com: Verizon iPhone Has Little Impact On AT&T iPhone Sales
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iPhone sales: AT&T and Verizon vs. the world
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Most iPhone Growth From Overseas, Verizon a “Small Bang”
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.
Discussion: BetaNews, Nielsen Wire, Gizmodo, SplatF, SFGate, Digital Trends, The Microsoft Blog, Mashable!, GigaOM, msnbc.com, Neowin.net, MacNN, msnbc.com, USA Today, GoNintendo and PC World, more at Mediagazer »
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Netflix Is for HDTV Buffs, Hulu Is for Computer geeks
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
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Hulu vs. Netflix: What Device Are You Watching On? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Sorry Hulu, Netflix still rules the living room
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
Brett Molina / USA Today: Survey: Half of Netflix users connect through game consoles
RawmeatCowboy / GoNintendo: Nielsen data shows half of Netflix users streaming to consoles, Wii in the lead
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Netflix vs. Hulu: Who's Watching What, and Where
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 …
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: The Next Web, Digital Trends, MacNN, MacStories, White Noise and Neowin.net
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: BBC iPlayer iPad app goes abroad with launch in 11 countries
Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends: BBC iPlayer launches in 11 countries
Graham Spencer / MacStories: BBC Rolls Out iPad iPlayer App To 11 Western Europe Countries, Coming To The US This Year
Dan Barrett / White Noise: iPlayer Commences International Rollout
Stefano Elia / Neowin.net: BBC launches global iPlayer app
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.
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, @whitehouse, Hillicon Valley, Gizmodo, FM Blog, @anildash, @dannysullivan, Washington Post, Guardian 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
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: OVERNIGHT TECH: Group of state AGs support AT&T deal
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: The White House Just Rickrolled Someone on Twitter
John Battelle / FM Blog: Thursday Signal: Bring in the Crazies!
Anil Dash / @anildash: How to earn my vote: @whitehouse just Rickrolled a Twitter user http://t.co/CQiOPxd (I see you @macon44)
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: heh. @whitehouse rickrolls someone via twitter. classic.
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post: Did the White House just rickroll its 2 million Twitter followers?
Charles Arthur / Guardian: White House rickrolls Twitter user who complains of ‘dull’ feed
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
Discussion: 9to5Google, Android Phone Fans, TechUnwrapped, PhoneArena, SocialTimes.com, SlashGear, Droid Life, Android and Me, Digital Trends, MobileBurn.com and WebProNews
Jake Smith / 9to5Google: Google Maps updated with ‘My Places’ tab
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
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Google Maps 5.8 for Android Gains My Places Check-in Richness. Disconnect with Google+?
Kellex / Droid Life: Google Maps Updated to Version 5.8, Photo Uploads and Other Places Features Included
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Google Maps 5.8 arrives on the Market with photo uploads, My Places and more
Caleb Garling / Digital Trends: Google Maps 5.8 for Android introduces better integration with Google Places
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, All Facebook and Gawker
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Fourth Law Firm Drops Ceglia's Case Against Facebook
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Mark Zuckerberg's Foe Is Losing His Allies
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: TUAW, CNET News and Electronista
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.
Discussion: Touch Arcade, techblog.dallasnews.com, The Next Web, PocketGamer.biz, AppleInsider and The Tech Report
Brad Nicholson / Touch Arcade: EA CEO Says Consoles Are Only 40 Percent Of The Games Industry, iPad Their Fastest Growing Platform
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Electronics Arts says consoles now minority of video game biz, iPad taking off
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Electronic Arts: Apple iPad “our fastest growing platform” for gaming
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Consoles are ‘40% of the game industry,’ says EA CEO
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft confirms fall store opening at University Village — We've known this was happening for a while, based on my previous digging into city permit filings, but Microsoft today made it official, confirming on Facebook that it's planning to open a retail store in Seattle's upscale University Village shopping center this fall.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog, TechFlash and WinRumors
Aggressive Google: Gmail Team Asks You to Do an Email Intervention — Google under Larry Page is uber aggressive, and the latest salvo comes in the form of EmailIntervention.com, a slick website that enables you to do an intervention with your Yahoo, Aol and Hotmail-using friends and family members.
Discussion: Gmail Blog, Ubergizmo and Webware.com, Thanks:therealdansfera
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Google helps you stage email interventions
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: Gmail posts ‘intervention’ tool to wrangle non-users
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Rogue Academic Downloader Busted by MIT Webcam Stakeout, Arrest Report Says — Hacker and activist Aaron Swartz faces federal hacking prosecution for allegedly downloading millions of academic documents via MIT's guest network, using a laptop hidden in a networking closet.
Discussion: Ars Technica and msnbc.com
Nidhi Subbaraman / msnbc.com: Police spied on Reddit data downloader in January
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Ex-NASA CTO builds cloud dream team, launches Nebula — The cloud computing world has been anxious to hear former NASA CTO Chris Kemp's plans since he left his post in the spring to pursue a startup venture, and on Wednesday morning, he introduced his new company, Nebula.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, Venture Capital Dispatch, SiliconANGLE, FT Tech Hub and Social Markets
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb: Ex-NASA CTO Launches OpenStack Appliance Company Nebula
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Nebula aims to enable every company to implement cloud computing
Alex Williams / SiliconANGLE: Nebula - This Open Cloud Idea May Have Legs After all
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Nebula attracts star investor cloud
Simon Sage / IntoMobile:
BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 releasing today - BBM Social, and new sharing options front and center — After some whispers of a launch, RIM's instant messenging client BlackBerry Messenger has been updated to version 6.0. Since this has been in beta for awhile now, we're already well-acquainted with many of the features.
Discussion: Smartphones …, The Download Blog, Inside BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Market Wire and Reuters
Jaymar Cabebe / The Download Blog: BlackBerry Messenger 6 offers more “social experience”
Douglas Soltys / Inside BlackBerry: BBM 6: Apps Made Social
Alastair Sharp / Reuters: RIM embeds its BBM chat in work and play apps
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Charges Customer 122 Times for Lion — John Christman purchased OS X Lion on July 23, and paid $31.79 after sales tax. Then, his PayPal account was charged $31.79 an additional 121 times, for a total of $3,878.40. — Clearly Mr. Christman didn't need 122 copies of Lion, and something has gone awry.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Examiner, TUAW, Electronista, PC Magazine, iClarified, MacGazette.net and iGadgetsReport, Thanks:jlgolson
Chris Rawson / TUAW: PayPal reportedly overcharging some customers for OS X Lion
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
Coastal And Mid-Atlantic States Have Way Faster Internet — Congratulations, Pocatello Idaho. You have American's slowest Internet. That's according to a new study by Pando Networks that tracked Internet download speeds and completion rates across the country for five months this year.
Discussion: Pando Networks, GamePolitics blogs, TechCrunch and Ars Technica
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: ExtremeTech, Gizmodo, Electronista, The Next Web, 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
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
ComScore Report: 27% of Facebook Browsing on News Feed, Just 10% on Apps — Today, internet marketing research company comScore released a white paper detailing which Facebook features receive the most usage and where users interact with branded content. The report shows that 27% …
Discussion: ClickZ, Marketing Pilgrim and All Facebook
Kate Kaye / ClickZ: ComScore: Brands Should Look Beyond Facebook Fans
Cynthia Boris / Marketing Pilgrim: Daily Facebook Posting Increases Reach
Shea Bennett / All Facebook: How To Plan Different Facebook And Twitter Strategies
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: ExtremeTech, Google Chrome Blog, San Francisco Chronicle, Google Code Blog, OK Go, SFGate, BetaNews, EW.com, WebProNews and Mashable!
Keiko Hirayama / Google Chrome Blog: OK Go play with Chrome
Scott Knaster / Google Code Blog: OK Go play with HTML5
Bourgwick / OK Go: All Is Not Lost
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
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 …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality SDK for iOS
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Qualcomm rolls out Augmented Reality dev kit for iOS
Cliff Simpkins / The Windows Blog:
Another Helping of Mango for Devs — Last month, we released Beta 2 of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Yesterday, Windows Phone Engineering CVP Terry Myerson announced Windows Phone OS RTM. Today, I'm excited to announce that we are offering a refresh of the beta tools to our registered developer community.
Discussion: CNET News, All about Microsoft Blog, SuperSite for Windows, MobileTechWorld, Ars Technica, TechNet Blogs, SiliconANGLE, The Business Insider, Digital Trends, Guardian, Engadget, WinRumors, eWeek, Seattle Times, WMPoweruser, L.A. Times Tech Blog, TechSpot, Neowin.net, FierceMobileContent and GeekWire
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Microsoft delivers near-final Mango to app makers
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft gives Windows Phone developers a refreshed (non-RTM) Mango build
Jeffrey Meisner / TechNet Blogs: The Midweek Download: July 27th Edition-Windows Phone “Mango” …
Steven Hodson / SiliconANGLE: Developers Get a Mango Refresh
Joseph Volpe / Engadget: Microsoft releases Mango SDK Beta update for developers
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft's Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Appears on Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Windows Phone software Mango hits RTM milestone
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ hitting manufacturers; phones due this fall
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Windows Phone 7.5 hits RTM, first ‘Mango’ phone unveiled
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” …