The Official Google Blog:
Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility — Since its launch in November 2007, Android has not only dramatically increased consumer choice but also improved the entire mobile experience for users. Today, more than 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide …
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Zach Epstein / BGR: Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Google To Buy Motorola Mobility For $12.5Bn: A Big Step In Its Apple Battle
Tim Stevens / Engadget: Google acquiring Motorola Mobility
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Moon shot: Google snaps up Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Google Is Buying Motorola
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Google buys Motorola Mobility becomes Second Apple
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn
Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider:
BOMBSHELL: Google Buying Handset Maker Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion — Huge! — Google is buying handset maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash. — That's a 61% premium. — Needless to say this is a gamechanger in the mobile world, as Google moves down the stack …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Steve, Please Buy Us A Carrier! — We're at the end of the 2011 iPhone 5 launch. The demos went well; Steve Jobs has come back on stage to thank everyone and conclude the proceedings, “...but before you go, just One More Thing. I'd like you to meet someone.” And the CEO of Deutsche Telekom walks onstage.
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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Business Insider: No, Apple Is Not Going To Buy A Carrier
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Are We Ready For A True Cloud Phone?
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Pal Buddy Media Raises $54 Million — Facebook is worth anywhere from $50 billion to $100 billion. Now Buddy Media, which helps advertisers manage their presence on the social network, is worth $500 million. — That's the valuation sources say the company earned in its most recent $54 million financing round.
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Buddy Media Raises $54 Million, Valuation Now $500 Million
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Business Insider: Buddy Media, Which Cashes In On The Facebook Marketing Craze, Is Valued At $500 Million
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Buddy Media Gets $54 Million For Social Ads; On Ad Networks And ATDs; Australia 2011 Display Grows 12%
Erica Swallow / Mashable!: Buddy Media Raises $54 Million To Fuel European Expansion
Zee / The Next Web:
Anonymous hacks SF's myBART website. Thousands of names, addresses & numbers released. — Anonymous, the online hacktivist group, has released thousands of names, email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers believed to be from myBart.org, an independent site that uses BART's …
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Eric Mack / CNET News: Anonymous defaces BART site, leaks user data
Casey Newton / San Francisco Chronicle: BART website hacked, customer info leaked
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Anonymous Hacks BART After Cellphone Blockade
@anonymousirc: BART attacked by allied ships: “Join us to make 2011 the year of leaks and revolutions” http://t.co/EqPvuhN #opbart #antisec
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Anonymous hacks BART: Releases user database
Zee M Kane / @zee: People, MyBART is an independent website...it just uses BART's API. It isn't owned by BART itself.
Zusha Elinson / The Bay Citizen: BART Director: Cell Phone Shutdown Didn't Go Through Proper Channels
Garrett Therolf / L.A. NOW: Hackers breach BART website and obtain personal data
Phill Tutt / FT Tech Hub: Anonymous hacks SF metro website
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Welcome to Protests in the Social Media Age, Where Governments Openly Mull Controversial Bans on Mobile Services
Erika Heidecker / SF Appeal: BART Braces For Anonymous-Organized Protest Monday
BART Calls In Feds After Hack Exposes User Info, Another Cell Block Possible For Protest Monday
BART Calls In Feds After Hack Exposes User Info, Another Cell Block Possible For Protest Monday
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Anonymous hackers breach San Francisco's Bart transport website
Seth Abramovitch / Gizmodo: Anonymous Hacks BART Website, Leaks User Info and Passwords
Eric Mack / CNET News: Anonymous plans BART Web site attack, protest
Susan Mernit / Oakland Local: Hacked! ‘Anonymous’ hacks BART website, calls for peaceful protest Monday, Aug. 15
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Anonymous hacks BART after wireless shutdown; protests planned for Monday
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: Anonymous Defaces BART Websites, Leaks User Data in Free Speech Statement
Steve Ragan / The Tech Herald Technology News: Anonymous leaks BART data - prepares for a Bay of Rage
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Anonymous hack San Francisco subway website; Mass user data leaked
Alec Jacobs / The Daily Caller: Anonymous retaliates against San Francisco transit system for shutting down cell service
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW: ‘Anonymous’ hackers target BART, Fullerton police
David Murphy / PC Magazine:
Firefox 6 ‘Released’ Two Days Early — Itching to get your hands on the next major revision of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser? The official release for Firefox 6 is scheduled for this Tuesday, but Mozilla has already thrown up the installation files on its FTP for industrious and impatient users to download and install.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Firefox 6 available ahead of official launch
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Firefox 6 silently released ahead of official unwrap date
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Firefox 6 Downloads are already Live
Michael Santo / Examiner: Firefox 6 available early, for FTP downloaders
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Mozilla Firefox 6 arrives slightly ahead of August 16 launch
FavBrowser / Web Browser: Download Firefox 6 Final
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Photos of a Prototype MacBook Pro with Integrated 3G Cellular Modem — One of the most requested features for Apple's MacBook Pro line has been for the integration of some sort of built-in 3G cellular data to allow for anywhere wireless connectivity. MacBook Pro users presently need …
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Prototype MacBook Pro with Rabbit-Ear Antenna Shows Up on Ebay
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Prototype MacBook Pro with built in 3G shows up on eBay
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: 3G MacBook Pro prototype shows alternate history of mobile Mac
Chris Smith / T3.com News: Tech Today: 3G MacBook hits eBay, BBM teen charged
Dante Cesa / Engadget: Prototype MacBook Pro with SIM slot surfaces on eBay, unicorns actually exist
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: A MacBook air with built-in 3G cellular data?
Chris Burns / SlashGear: MacBook Pro 3G Revealed in eBay Listing
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Apple was this close to releasing a 3G MacBook Pro
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: MacBook Air 3G, Definitely In Plans But Apple Isn't Going To Make It Look Like One Eared Shrek!
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: 3G-equipped MacBook prototype pops up on eBay
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: The 3G Capable MacBook Pro Which Never Shipped [PHOTOS]
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Ultra-Rare MacBook Pro Prototype Sports Ugly 3G
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Adobe debuts Muse, a no-code-required site builder — Adobe's targeting graphic designers with a new product codenamed Muse that aims to help them build working Web sites just like they'd design a prototype in one of the company's other design apps. — VIDEO — Your e-mail's been hacked: Now what?
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Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Adobe posts Muse, iWeb-inspired tool for building web sites “without writing code”
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Adobe Delivers Beta of ‘Muse’ Website Creation Tool for Designers
Lori Grunin / CNET News: Adobe Muse: creating sites out of thin AIR
Jackie Dove / Macworld: Adobe previews Muse Web design app
Chris Matyszczyk / Technically Incorrect: Are math skills genetic?
Neal Gabler / New York Times:
The Elusive Big Idea — Neal Gabler is a senior fellow at the Annenberg Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California and the author of “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination.” — THE July/August issue of The Atlantic trumpets the “14 Biggest Ideas of the Year.”
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Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: another piece saying Twitter and Facebook are making us stupid and impairing creativity — such a facile argument: http://t.co/PytNytn
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones: Facebook and the Decline of Ideas
Jared Bernstein / The Huffington Post: Big Ideas and the Concentration of Wealth
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
McAfee launches anti-theft mobile app for the iPhone — McAfee, one of the leaders in PC antivirus software, is launching a consumer-focused anti-theft app for the iPhone today. The new McAfee WaveSecure allows users to protect their privacy and data in case their iPhones are lost or stolen.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X Lion $69 USB stick enters Apple's inventory system, release is imminent — In early August we broke the news that Apple began selling OS X Lion USB sticks through AppleCare. Now, Apple will likely begin selling these USB sticks sometime this week to the general public for $69.
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: OS X Lion Stick to hit Apple Stores as Soon as Today
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Apple prepping official OS X Lion Recovery Drive
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
The Grand eBook Conspiracy: Class Action Efforts Launched against Apple — Summons have been Issued to Defendants Apple, Inc., Hachette Book Group, Inc., HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., Macmillan Publishers, Inc., Penguin Group (USA) Inc. & Simon & Schuster, Inc. in what appears …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Bans Netlog For Violating Its Policies — Exclusive - TechCrunch has learned that an alleged violation of Facebook's policies has resulted in a relatively high-profile casualty: Netlog, a sizable European social network, got banned from the Facebook platform earlier this week.