Larry Page / 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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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents: First reaction to Google/Motorola announcement
John D. Sutter / CNN: Why the Google-Moto deal may not result in better phones
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google agrees to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
Robert Hof / The New Persuaders: Google's Motorola Mobility Purchase: Ultimately, It's Still All About Ads
Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler Blog: In wake of Google-Motorola, Amazon, HP and Asian ODMs should partner
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Hello Moto: Everything You Need to Know About the Google-Motorola Deal
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Google, Motorola Deal Will Affect Android Battles, Windows Phone
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: RIMM A Target? Unlikely, Says Citigroup
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: What Google CEO Larry Page has to say about Moto Mobility buy
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Citi Analyst: Google's Motorola Move Is “Defensive”
Brent Rose / Gizmodo: Where the Next Nexus Phone Is Coming From
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Google to Acquire Motorola
Alex Williams / SiliconANGLE: 5 Reasons Why the Google-Motorola Deal Has Big Business Written All Over It
Melodie Warner / Wall Street Journal: Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
Jason Hiner / Between the Lines Blog: Will Microsoft pursue HTC or Nokia in reaction to Google-Motorola?
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Has Google-Motorola Crushed Another Deal?
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Motorola Mobility added to Google's Circle
Mike Isaac / Epicenter: Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Buys Motorola
Horace Dediu / asymco: The perils of licensing to your competitors
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: WSJ: Google/Motorola deal faces legal hurdles, Motorola has $2.5B “reverse termination fee”
Dan Frommer / SplatF: Google-Motorola: Winners and losers
Mellisa Tolentino / SiliconANGLE: Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5B, Gains Patent Traction
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion cash
Dan Primack / Fortune: Where does Google-Motorola rank?
Trevor Sheridan / AppleNApps: Google Acquires Motorola Mobility To ‘Supercharge Android’ - Increase Patent Portfolio
John P. / Geek Beat Technology News: Google to Purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion - Adds Patent Portfolio Plus Manufacturing Capability
Tim Stevens / Engadget: Google acquiring Motorola Mobility
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: From Droid to Google - A look at Motorola and Android
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Nokia and Microsoft stock jumps as Google's Motorola deal hints at Windows Phone gain
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: Google Morning Everyone!
Ed Bott / @edbott: Don't forget: Motorola is being sued by Microsoft for patent infringement. Google just bought its way into that lawsuit.
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: Google buys Motorola Mobility, begins transformation into Apple
Todd Watson / Internet Evolution: Google Motorola: The Razr's Edge?
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Why the Google-Motorola Deal Is About More Than Mobile Phones
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech: Observations on the Google-Motorola Purchase
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Motorola Competitors Comment on Google's Acquisition; Everyone Approves
Franklin Paul / Reuters: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
Kamran Farooqui / Shoutpedia: Google Poised to Supercharge Android With Motorola Mobility Purchase
Eghosa Omoigui / @eghosao: Always kept my eye on Samsung & BadaDroid plans. Like $aapl is doing. W/ $goog buying MotoMob, let's see who's got next http://t.co/DBioamZ
MG Siegler / @parislemon: I can't wait for the Android RAZR.
Dan Frommer / SplatF: Google buys Motorola, patents, and an Android business model for $12.5 billion
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized: Google To Acquire Motorola In Swap Of Patents And Money
Michelle Maisto / Connected Planet Online: Google's Motorola purchase beneficial all around, even to odd bedfellows
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Goes Soup-To-Nuts On Android With Bid For Motorola
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Roundup: Pundits pouncing on Google-Moto deal
Helsinki Newsroom / Reuters: Nokia jumps as Motorola Mobility bid rekindles M&A hopes
Bryn Durgin / Adotas: Google Dives into Handset Market with Motorola Acquisition
Andrew Girdwood / Andrew R H Girdwood: There is no Motorola — Image via WikipediaThe Galvin …
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: wow. i can't see samsung & htc feeling anything but scared & a bit backstabbed over google wanting motorola http://t.co/2g2Lxue
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Live Blog: Google on the Motorola Deal
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Google Acquires Motorola Mobility as Strategic Move in Patent War
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Why Google's Motorola acquisition is a huge TV play
Jeffrey Powers / Geek News Central: Google Purchases Motorola Mobility (along with 24,000 Patents) for $12.5 billion
DSLreports: Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion - CEO Promises to ‘Supercharge Android Ecosystem’
David Baxter / webOSroundup: Google buys Motorola Mobility: What does this mean?
Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!: On Motorola and Google TV
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
Fuad Abazovic / Fudzilla: Google acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Breaking: Google To Buy Motorola — Hopes To Compete With Apple
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion to “supercharge the Android ecosystem”
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Google To Buy Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion: Big Step In Apple Battle
Sayantani Ghosh / Reuters: InterDigital tanks after Google's Motorola Mobility buy
Zach Epstein / BGR: Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GOOGLE-MOTOROLA DEAL: It Could End Up Being A Disaster — A very interesting move by Google this morning, buying handset hardware maker Motorola for $12.5 billion. — Google deserves credit for a big, bold move. — But let's be real: This deal could end up being a disaster.
Discussion: The Business Insider, Doc Searls Weblog, L.A. Times Tech Blog, GigaOM, Jeff Nolan, mocoNews, Guardian, CNET News, SplatF, AllThingsD, CNET News, BBC, Daring Fireball, parislemon, LAPTOP Magazine, 9to5Google, Tools, Deal Journal, FierceWireless, Electronista, Edible Apple, FT Tech Hub, SplatF and @treestman
Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider: BOMBSHELL: Google Buying Handset Maker Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google-Motorola Mobility deal: What do HTC, LG, Samsung think?
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Now common in 5 of 6 mobile platforms: total control
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Google's $12.5bn Motorola deal is good maths
Roger Cheng / CNET News: Google may alienate allies with Motorola deal
Dan Frommer / SplatF: 10 questions about Google's Motorola deal
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Defense Spending: Google Arms Itself With Moto Patents
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google's future handset rivals praise Motorola deal
Brian Oliver Bennett / LAPTOP Magazine: Google Buys Motorola Mobility for 12.5 Billion to “Supercharge” Android
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Android camp upbeat as Google lays hands on 25,000 Motorola Mobility patents
Ellis Hamburger / Tools: Here Are All The Flagship Motorola Gadgets Google Now Owns
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Google-Motorola: It's All About the Patents
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub: Android partners' paradox over Google-Moto deal
Dan Frommer / SplatF: Google quotes Android partners on its Motorola deal: “Defending” Android is the theme
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google's $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility bet: 6 reasons why it makes sense — Summary: Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility solves the search giant's patent problems, gives it a bigger say in hardware integration and fixes a few other issues. Here's a look at the moving parts.
Discussion: The Register, The Business Insider, Computerworld, Digits, paidContent, BetaNews, Mobilized, GeekWire, CNET News, SFGate, Fortune, VentureBeat, Tech Trader Daily, Inquirer, Forbes.com, GigaOM, At Your Servers, TechCrunch, Beyond Search, CNET News and NBC Bay Area
Andrew Orlowski / The Register: Has Google wasted $12bn on a dud patent poker-chip?
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider: Google's 16 Biggest Acquisitions So Far, And What Happened To Them
Tom Loftus / Digits: Before Motorola: Google's Other Acquisitions
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized: Google's $12.5 Billion Deal: What Did Motorola Want And When?
John Cook / GeekWire: Morning Radar: Google's biggest acquisitions; Redfin's iPhone app; Redbox price increases; and more
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Motorola could help cure ailing Google TV
Casey Newton / SFGate: Google buys Motorola mobility for $12.5 billion
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Is Google buying Motorola for its 24,000 patents?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5B, says Android will stay open
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Google Buys Moto Mobility For $12.5B Cash; RIMM Jumps 7%, IDCC Off 19%; NOK Up 10%
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: A leaked Mango internal build tips up online
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Will hardware makers trust Google after Motorola buy?
Quentin Hardy / At Your Servers: Google Buys Motorola For Patent Parts
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Live Blog: The Google/Motorola Acquisition Conference Call
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: The Android Ecosystem: A Road with One Less Toll Booth?
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Google buying Motorola: Nokia, Samsung, and other industry players react — Google said this morning that it dropped its “top five” Android partners a line yesterday to let them know that this Motorola acquisition was taking place — so naturally, many of them had prepared statements ready to go.
Discussion: BGR, The Ed Bott Report Blog, BGR, VentureBeat, 9to5Google, @jdalrymple, The Nokia Blog and The Loop
Todd Haselton / BGR: HTC: Relationship with Google not affected by Motorola acquisition
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Android partners “welcome” Google's Motorola Mobility buy
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Suck on it, AppleSoft — Google pulls a rope-a-dope — Everyone was baffled when Google made those crazy bids for the Nortel patents last month. Remember? They bid things like the distance from the earth to the sun, the number pi, and some other wacky numbers from mathematics.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Google just bought itself patent protection — In what looks like an attempt to help guard against a legal patent assault by its large tech rivals, Google is spending $12.5 billion to buy mobile handset maker Motorola Mobility. — In the wee hours of Monday morning, Google dropped a bombshell …
Discussion: 9to5Google, Seattle Times, The Next Web, This is my next, mocoNews, AppleInsider, ITworld.com, Z Trek, Tactical IP, techblog.dallasnews.com, GigaOM and The Business Insider
Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Motorola acquisition means Google gets 17,000 patents, 3 times Nortel's, with 7,500 pending.
Albert Wenger / mocoNews: Google Buys Motorola: Patent (And UX) Defense
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Google's $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition really a patent purchase
Alan Zeichick / Z Trek: Google to buy Motorola Mobility - it may be a patent play
Scott Nyman / Tactical IP: GOOGLE PATENT PORTFOLIO SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDS WITH MOTOROLA MOBILITY $12.5B PURCHASE
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Google buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion to boost Google's patent portfolio …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM: Google to buy Motorola for $12.5 billion
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Google's Motorola acquisition: Microsoft patent case takes a new turn
Google's Motorola acquisition: Microsoft patent case takes a new turn
Discussion: Computerworld, AllThingsD, AppleInsider, The Business Insider and Between the Lines Blog
Ian Paul / Computerworld: 5 Questions About Google's Motorola Buy
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Google's Motorola Deal Will Spur Antitrust Regulators to Action
Google's Motorola Deal Will Spur Antitrust Regulators to Action
Discussion: Computerworld, Deal Journal, Hillicon Valley, Between the Lines Blog, TechCrunch, GigaOM and The Business Insider
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Google-Motorola Deal: Signs of Regulatory Worries
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Google to buy Motorola Mobility in $12.5B deal
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Google's Motorola acquisition: Is there a role for third party mobile operating systems?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Android Now On 150 Million Devices Worldwide
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: With Motorola purchase, Google buys a seat at the patent table
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Exclusive: 4G LTE iPhone currently in carrier testing — Apple's iPhone 5 is set to be unveiled in the next month or so, though no one quite knows what the device will feature thanks to the ongoing flood of rumors. Sure, we have a pretty good idea of what it will look like …
Discussion: Engadget, AppleInsider, VentureBeat, App Advice, 9to5Mac, MacRumors, GigaOM, MacNN, iPhone in Canada Blog, Gizmodo, GottaBeMobile, Edible Apple, iDownloadBlog.com, VG247, TechnoBolt, Apple Bitch, SlashGear, MacPost, FreakGeeks and Tools
Zach Honig / Engadget: Carriers testing LTE-enabled 4G iPhone?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple testing 4G LTE iPhone, still no word on 4G for iPhone 5
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Report: iPhone 5 Could Include 4G LTE Support
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple testing 4G LTE-capable iOS Device with carriers?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Carriers Testing LTE-Enabled iPhone?
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Supply chain sources point to high holiday expectations for iPhone 5
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog: Internal iOS Build Reveals Carriers Currently Testing 4G LTE iPhone?
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo: BGR Claims 4G LTE iPhone 5 Is Being Tested on Carriers
Andrew Groen / VG247: Apple currently testing 4G LTE phones
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: LTE iPhone 5 in carrier testing according to report
Mike Webb / MacPost: Apple now Carrier testing 4G LTE iPhone
Dylan Love / Tools: Apple Is Testing A 4G iPhone Right Now
Brian Heater / Engadget:
TabCo reveals itself as Fusion Garage, unveils Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone — After months of teasing, TabCo finally revealed itself to the world — as suspected, the brand is, in fact a reboot of Fusion Garage, the company that gave the world the much maligned JooJoo tablet.
Discussion: This is my next, Hardware 2.0 Blog, 9to5Google, VentureBeat, BGR, Gizmodo, This is my next, Engadget, GottaBeMobile, Pocket-lint, @lessien, @zacharye, @jkendrick, @mspoonauer and Electronista
Ross Miller / This is my next: Fusion Garage's Grid 4 smartphone revealed
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: TabCo is a Fusion Garage reboot, reveals Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Surprise! Fusion Garage is TabCo, announces Grid 10 tablet, Grid 4 smartphone
Todd Haselton / BGR: Fusion Garage unveils $499 Grid 10 tablet, $399 Grid 4 smartphone
Brent Rose / Gizmodo: The Most Interesting Tablet You've Never Heard Of
Joanna Stern / This is my next: TabCo is Fusion Garage's Grid 10
Brian Heater / Engadget: Is TabCo releasing the JooJoo 2?
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: TabCo announces the JooJoo mk.II: Grid 10
Zach Epstein / @zacharye: It's Fusion Garage. Webcast closed.
James Kendrick / @jkendrick: Fusion Garage: Don't judge us by our terrible past, only by our new magical product. FRIKKIN HILARIOUS!
Mark Spoonauer / @mspoonauer: Kind of like the fake CEO #tabco
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Most Android vendors lost their Linux distribution rights, could face shakedown or shutdown — Last week I read about an Android licensing issue that I wasn't previously aware of. It's a pretty serious one, and it's not that hard to understand. The short version is that
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.
Discussion: All Facebook, alarm:clock, VentureBeat, PC Magazine, TechCrunch, Betabeat and Pulse2
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Buddy Media Scores $54 Million In Funding
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Facebook Marketing Firm, Buddy Media, Raises $54M
Ben Popper / Betabeat: Buddy Media CEO Mike Lazerow: No Matter What the Markets Do, We Can Scale Aggressively
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Buddy Media Raises $54 Million
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Official Steve Jobs biography set for November 21 release, based on forty interviews — According to Barnes and Noble's website, the official Steve Jobs biography - titled Steve Jobs: A Biography - is becoming available on November 21, 2011. This is a big leap from the previously announced March 6 …
Discussion: AllThingsD, MacNN and iPhone in Canada Blog, Thanks:deancorp
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?
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Adobe posts Muse, iWeb-inspired tool for building web sites “without writing code”
Jackie Dove / Macworld: Adobe previews Muse Web design app
Lori Grunin / CNET News: Adobe Muse: creating sites out of thin AIR
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Adobe launches a beta of its web design software Muse
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
BlackBerry Bold 9930 now available on Verizon website for $249.99 on contract — With little fanfare, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 has appeared on Verizon's website. Pricing is $249.99 with a 2-year contract and $509.99 off-contract. Some reports have the smartphone at $199.99 depending on customer-specific upgrade pricing.
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, eWeek, CrackBerry.com blogs, PC Magazine, IntoMobile, Engadget, TechCrunch and PhoneArena
Brian Oliver Bennett / LAPTOP Magazine: BlackBerry Bold 9930 Comes to Verizon for $249
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: RIM BlackBerry Management Center Aimed at Small Businesses
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Sprint announces BlackBerry 9930 and 9850, the first BlackBerry 7 smartphones available August 21
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Time Warner Cable Buys Cable Company Insight Communications For $3 Billion — Rumors about the news swirled yesterday, but Time Warner Cable just confirmed it has acquired Midwest cable operator Insight Communications for $3 billion in cash. Insight serves over 750,000 customers in Indiana …
Discussion: VatorNews, GigaOM, Business Wire and The Tech Trade
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Time Warner to buy Insight Communications for $3B
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Why Time Warner Cable is buying Insight for $3B
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 5 Assistant based on Siri technology, may tap into contacts, calendars, e-mail — Siri's iPhone app promotional video: how iOS Assistant will likely function — While we were able to exclusively report on substantial evidence that Apple is planning a system-wide voice navigation system called …
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.”
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, more at Mediagazer »
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: The (actual) future of the Big Idea
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.
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine and Inquirer
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: McAfee Launches Anti-Theft App for iOS; Is It Better Than “Find My iPhone?”
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: McAfee launches Wavesecure lock-down application for Iphones
Chris Yeh / Adventures in Capitalism:
The Lesson of Dropbox: Usage = Value — Word on the street is that Dropbox is about to raise a major round of financing at a $5 billion+ valuation. While some will cry “Bubble!”, I think there's a different lesson we can learn: Usage = Value. — Let's face it—Dropbox isn't the most complicated business or technology.
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Feature: Mad about metered billing? They were in 1886, too — Hopping mad about metered billing? Spluttering about tethering restrictions and early termination fees? Raging over data caps? You're not alone. Perhaps you can take some comfort from this editorial in The New York Times:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Pew Survey: Half Of U.S. Mobile Consumers Use Cell Phones For Realtime Info Retrieval — Mobile computing is more realtime than desktop computing. That's just obvious. Typically when you are on the go, you want to know what is going on right now around you.
Discussion: BaltTech, Gizmodo, Pew Internet, ReadWriteMobile, Gawker and FierceMobileContent
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Survey: 13% of Americans use cellphones to avoid interactions
Aaron Smith / Pew Internet: Americans and Their Cell Phones
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteMobile: A Third of People Completely Lost Without Their Smartphones, Survey Says
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Flash-Sale Site Turns to More Traditional Retail Models — On a recent day on Gilt.com, shoppers could buy 10 round-trip tickets on Virgin America for $3,585, three sessions of laser hair-removal for $352 or eight Alaskan king salmon fillets for $118.95. — That's a reflection …
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: Discount Edition
BART Calls In Feds After Hack Exposes User Info, Another Cell Block Possible For Protest Monday — Previously: BART Braces For Anonymous-Organized Protest Monday — BART Defends Decision To Cut Off Cell Service After Civil Rights, FCC Concerns Raised — BART Officer Contradicts Spokesperson …
Discussion: Help Net Security, Digital Trends, techPresident, TechSpot and WL Central
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Anonymous attacks BART for cell phone censorship
Nick Judd / techPresident: San Francisco Transit Company Spurs Protest With Attempt to Silence Protesters' Mobile Phones
Beyondborders / WL Central: 2011-08-15 Anonymous on the Rail for Justice #OpBart
Zee / The Next Web:
Anonymous hacks SF's myBART website. Thousands of names, addresses & numbers released.
Anonymous hacks SF's myBART website. Thousands of names, addresses & numbers released.
Discussion: PC World, BART News, BART News, San Francisco Chronicle, VentureBeat, CSOONLINE.com, Pulse2 and dailywireless.org
Ian Paul / PC World: Anonymous Hacks BART, Plans Live Protest
Casey Newton / San Francisco Chronicle: BART website hacked, customer info leaked
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Anonymous Threatens BART After Cell Service Shutdown
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: myBart Hacked in SF Protest