Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Sprint Is Said to Plan Unlimited Data With IPhone 5 to Stand Out From Pack — Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) will offer Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone next month with unlimited data service plans to distinguish itself from rivals AT&T Inc. (T) and Verizon Wireless, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: App Advice, CNET News, GeekWire, SplatF, Digital Trends, Computerworld, The Seattle Times, TechSpot, @dannysullivan, iPhone, GMSV, Neowin.net, MobileBurn.com, GottaBeMobile, WebProNews, The Toybox Blog, Mobile Marketing Watch, L.A. Times Tech Blog, VentureBeat, Engadget, Appolicious Advisor, Shiny Objects, Ars Technica, PhoneArena, Apple Bitch, iDownloadBlog.com, I4U News, mocoNews, AppleInsider, OS X Daily, FierceWireless, TUAW, Cult of Mac, TiPb, IntoMobile, MacStories, Redmond Pie, Electronista, GigaOM, The Next Web, Oaggle, SlashGear, dailywireless.org, 9to5Mac, Sprintfeed, Geek.com, Techland, Android Phone Fans, PhoneDog.com, Pulse2, Fast Company, Gear Live and Edible Apple
Roger Cheng / CNET News: Sprint iPhone, unlimited data? Not for long
John Cook / GeekWire: Morning Radar: Sprint to offer unlimited data plan for iPhone 5; PopCap's app; etc.
Dan Frommer / SplatF: Sprint iPhone with unlimited data: Not that big of a deal
Shawn Knight / TechSpot: Sprint to launch iPhone 5 with unlimited data next month
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: don't need unlimited data. need plans that that don't ding me for using a smartphone. a hotspot. my right hand http://t.co/8YGP36o
Adrian Hoppel / iPhone: Rumor: Sprint Will Offer Unlimited Data Plan with iPhone 5
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: News bytes: Sprint iPhone, Apple vs. Samsung, patent reform (1)
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: Sprint to keep unlimited data plan for iPhone 5
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: Sprint to retain unlimited data plan when it gets the iPhone say sources
Josh Smith / GottaBeMobile: Most Readers Would Buy an iPhone 5 Sight Unseen... And Go With Verizon or Sprint
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Move could possibly challenge AT&T / Verizon supremacy
Ricardo Bilton / The Toybox Blog: Sprint may attract iPhone 5 customers with unlimited data
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Sprint iPhone 5 could reportedly get unlimited data
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Sprint may offer iPhone 5 with an unlimited data plan that puts AT&T, Verizon to shame
Darren Murph / Engadget: Sprint rumored to retain unlimited data with iPhone 5 launch, prove unicorns are indeed legit
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: Reports say Sprint will entice iPhone owners with unlimited data
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Report: Sprint To Offer iPhone With Unlimited Data Plan
Phone Arena: Sprint intends to differentiate itself by retaining its unlimited data plan for the iPhone?
Matt Chan / OS X Daily: Sprint iPhone 5 to Offer Unlimited Data Plan
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Rumor Mill: Sprint to pair iPhone 5 with $80 unlimited plan
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Bloomberg: Sprint to sell iPhone with unlimited data
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Sprint Will Offer The iPhone 5 Will Truly Unlimited Data In Mid-October [Report]
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Sprint getting iPhone 5 in October, offering unlimited data plan
Charles West / IntoMobile: Sprint to one-up AT&T and Verizon, offering unlimited data plans to the iPhone?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Bloomberg: Sprint To Sell iPhone 5 Next Month with Unlimited Data
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Sprint Will Get The iPhone 5 And Also Offer An Unlimited Data Plan For It [REPORT]
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Sprint reportedly offering unlimited data with iPhone 5
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Unlimited Data coming with iPhone on third largest carrier in the US according to rumor
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Unlimited data on Sprint's iPhone5?
Joe Fedewa / Sprintfeed: Sprint Will Keep Unlimited Data with iPhone 5
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Sprint to offer unlimited data plans with the iPhone 5?
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Sprint May Offer Unlimited Data Plans with iPhone 5
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Rumor: Sprint Won't Budge on Unlimited Plans for Forthcoming iPhone 5
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Sprint Rumored To Offer Unlimited Data Plan For New iPhone
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Twitter Search Tool From Anonymous, Apple Wins Samsung Tablet Battle In Germany, Airbnb Launches Concierge Service
Andru Edwards / Gear Live: Sprint to offer iPhone 5 with unlimited data
Sprint blacks out first half of October for iPhone 5 launch
Sprint blacks out first half of October for iPhone 5 launch
Discussion: 9to5Mac, TechCrunch, CNET News, MacRumors, Sprintfeed, Business Insider, The Next Web and MacDailyNews, Thanks:rlconrad7
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: More Sprint iPhone clues: Blackout for first two weeks of October
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Rumor: Sprint Blacks Out Vacation Days In October In Preparation For iPhone 5
Kent German / CNET News: Sprint to launch “major device” by Oct. 15
Dylan Love / Business Insider: Sprint Blacks Out Vacation Days For Employees In October For “Major Phone Launch” (You Know What That Means)
MacDailyNews: Sprint blacks out employee vacations for ‘major phone launch’ between Sept. 30 - Oct. 15
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Sprint To Offer Unlimited Data For iPhone, But Will It Last?
Sprint To Offer Unlimited Data For iPhone, But Will It Last?
Discussion: CNET News, GottaBeMobile and App Advice
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Sprint to offer unlimited data with iPhone 5?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Bloomberg: Sprint To Get The iPhone 5 Next Month
AOL Said to Discuss Deal With Yahoo Advisers — AOL Inc. (AOL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong is talking with advisers to Yahoo! Inc. to gauge its interest in combining the companies after the ouster of CEO Carol Bartz, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Epicenter, TechCrunch, Mercury News, PC Magazine, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Daring Fireball, Between the Lines Blog, Business Insider, The Tech Trade, Gizmodo, CNET News, Deal Journal, Business Insider, Tech Trader Daily, @asymco, Your Money, Techland, @edzitron, @mathewi, @felixsalmon, @tapbot_paul, Mashable!, WebProNews, @emilychangtv, DealBook and I4U News, more at Mediagazer »
Tim Carmody / Epicenter: Rumor: AOL's Tim Armstrong Wants to Merge With Yahoo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: AOL And Yahoo Merger? Two Dogs Don't Make A Right
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Biz Break: Wall Street, Yahoo just glad the week is over
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Report: AOL CEO Considering AOL-Yahoo Merger
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Bloomberg: AOL Said to Discuss Deal With Yahoo
Henry Blodget / Business Insider: Yes, Yahoo And AOL Should Immediately Merge
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: Will Yahoo Acquire AOL? Apparently Not
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Aol and Yahoo Might Merge into One Giant Clusternut of Awful
Jay Greene / CNET News: AOL's Armstrong pitches Yahoo merger, report says
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: Tim Armstrong Wants To Know If Yahoo's Board Would Like To Hire Him And Buy AOL
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: AOL Talking To Yahoo! Bankers, Says Bloomberg
Horace Dediu / @asymco: By combining AOL and Yahoo! there will be one less CEO to fire a few years from now.
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Bloomberg is reporting that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is in preliminary talks …
Ed Zitron / @edzitron: guys give me a call if you need something on AOL's management. I'm a great source in that I have no idea what I'd do with AOL either
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: If nothing else, offering to merge with Yahoo reinforces just how desperate the company is at this point
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: There's WAY too much attention on AOL and Yahoo right now. Successful mergers get done quietly, in the dark. Not in this kind of glare.
Paul Haddad / @tapbot_paul: If Yahoo and AOL merge I propose we call the remaining employees Yaholes.
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: AOL Eyes Merger With Yahoo [REPORT]
Emily Chang / @emilychangtv: AOL CEO Armstong says he thinks combining with Yahoo would strengthen both companies. He's in talks with Yahoo advisors
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: AOL seeks to Merge with Yahoo! according to new Rumor
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 … Few operations in Windows are as scrutinized, measured, and picked apart as boot. This is understandable—boot times represent an effective proxy for overall system performance and we all know the boot experience is an incredibly important thing for us to get right for customers.
Discussion: DailyTech, Techie Buzz, The Next Web, WebProNews, Ars Technica, VentureBeat, I'm Just Being Manan, msnbc.com, Oaggle, PC World, LAPTOP Magazine, Redmond Pie, PC Magazine, Mashable!, TechSpot, Windows 8 Center, Bink.nu, Inquirer, Communications …, TG Daily, WinRumors, Lifehacker, GottaBeMobile, AnandTech, Ubergizmo, Liliputing, Seattle Times, Engadget, The Tech Report, Gizmodo and Pocket-lint
Darrin Jenkins / Techie Buzz: Windows 8 Delivers Fastest Boot Time
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: This week at Microsoft: Twitter, Windows 8, Samsung, and the ban hammer
Chris Richardson / WebProNews: Windows 8 Promises Faster Boot Up Times
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: Windows 8 to bring 10-second boot-ups to new PCs
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Windows 8 boots in eight seconds (video)
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: Windows 8 boots super fast, says Microsoft
Conor Knight / Oaggle: Microsoft challenge Apple with 8 second boot time in Windows 8
Sherri L. Smith / LAPTOP Magazine: Microsoft Demos Windows 8 Booting in Just 8 Seconds
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Windows 8 Offers Radically Improved And Blazing Fast Boot Times [VIDEO]
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Microsoft Shows Off Super Speedy Windows 8 Boot Time
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: New Demo Promises Blazing Fast Boot Times in Windows 8 [VIDEO]
Shawn Knight / TechSpot: Microsoft demos fast boot times in Windows 8
Steven Bink / Bink.nu: Wow, Windows 8 boots under 10 seconds!
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Microsoft promises fast boot times for Windows 8
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Windows 8 boots in just seconds
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Microsoft Promising Fast Boot Times for Windows 8
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech: Windows 8 Features Vastly Improved Boot Times
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Windows 8 boots in 8 seconds
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Windows 8 will be able to boot in under 10 seconds
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times: Fast boot for Windows 8? Check out the video.
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Windows 8 to cut boot times dramatically
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Windows 8 Boots Up Faster Than a Bull Ride
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Eight second boot for Windows 8
Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Watch Windows 8 boot in eight seconds, thanks to kernel hibernation
Watch Windows 8 boot in eight seconds, thanks to kernel hibernation
Discussion: TechCrunch and dailywireless.org
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Windows 8 Tablet to be Demoed
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
Adobe brings Flash-free-Flash to Apple iPad, iPhone — At long last Adobe Flash has come to an iPad or iPhone. At long last, Adobe finally seems to have got the idea in its long-running dispute with Apple [AAPL] over the once important media encoding technology. Flash will in future run on Apple devices — no Flash required.
Discussion: Engadget, 9to5Mac, eon.businesswire.com, TUAW, Macworld, Kevin Towes on Online Video …, BGR, GigaOM, Redmond Pie, Business Insider, ZDNet, CNET News, Inquirer, Beet.TV, @grg and GottaBeMobile
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Adobe unveils new software tools, adds iOS-compatible streaming video option
Megan Lavey-Heaton / TUAW: Adobe's Flash Media Server 4.5 will stream video to iOS devices
Todd Haselton / BGR: Adobe finally brings Flash to iPhone and iPad
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: The day Apple won the Flash fight
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 Will Finally Bring Flash To iPhone, iPad And iPod touch
Dylan Love / Business Insider: Flash Finally Comes To iOS! (Kind Of)
David Meyer / CNET News: Apple iPads, iPhones get Flash video at last
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Adobe releases Flash Media Server 4.5
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Adobe Unveils Flash Media Server for Apple iOS Devices, Announces DRM for Android
Greg Kumparak / @grg: For everyone writing “Adobe brings Flash to iOS!!!” headlines today: way to lie to your readers, guys.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
More Bad News For Groupon: Sales Team Files Class-Action Suit — Earlier this week came reports that the daily-deals site, suddenly unpopular with both users and investors, is considering shelving its long-expected IPO. Now comes more bad news—Groupon's own employees have filed a class-action suit against the company.
Discussion: Business Insider and reDesign
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: “ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END”: Groupon Employees Sue Over Working Conditions
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple wins (again) in Germany: Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction upheld — A reporter from Germany's leading news agency DPA (Deutsche Presse Agentur) was first to report on Twitter that the Düsseldorf Regional Court once again upheld the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 based …
Discussion: Agence France Presse, This is my next, Techie Buzz, TUAW, paidContent, Gizmodo, AppleInsider, CNET News, PadGadget, Dow Jones Newswires, TiPb, 9to5Mac, AllThingsD, Softpedia News, PC Magazine, GigaOM, Engadget, Android Phone Fans, VentureBeat, MobileBurn.com, Pocket-lint, SiliconANGLE, GottaBeMobile, TechEye, I4U News, Electronista, Inquirer, TechCrunch, Liliputing, The Next Web, Edible Apple and dailywireless.org
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: German ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales upheld
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Apple Wins Round Two Against Galaxy Tab in German Courts
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from sale in Germany
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple injunction against Galaxy Tab upheld in Germany
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Wow, Apple actually got Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Apple Wins German Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: German Court Upholds Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban (Again)
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Another victory for Apple as German Galaxy injunction upheld
Amar Toor / Engadget: German court upholds injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple wins nationwide ban
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Judge Upholds Injunction Against Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple scores again: German court upholds Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Apple enforced Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban upheld
Mellisa Tolentino / SiliconANGLE: Apple FTW: Samsung Tablet Permanently Banned in Germany
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: German Court Upholds Injunction Against Samsung Selling Tablets
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: German court upholds Galaxy ban
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple scores another Win in Germany, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 not allowed to be sold in Germany
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction holds up in Germany
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Apple FTW, German Court Upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Samsung still can't sell tablets in Germany
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: German Court Bans Galaxy Tablet
Geoffrey Cain / Time: How Samsung Is Affected by Its Patent Legal War with Apple
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Facebook Begins Auto-Grouping Friends Into Smart Lists — You've got 500-something friends, all of about 50 you really interact with. You went to school with Lucy and Henry, you've worked with Mike for years, and Joe lives just down the block. Facebook knows all of this …
Discussion: Inside Facebook, Ubergizmo, Softpedia News and Gizmodo
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook Smart Lists Automatically Group Friends With Shared Characteristics for Use With Privacy Settings
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Facebook's Smart Lists Make Social Circles for You
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Facebook Begins Testing Friend Filters in News Feed [PICS]
Facebook Begins Testing Friend Filters in News Feed [PICS]
Discussion: Digital Trends, Friending Facebook Blog, Search Engine Journal and Tech Shout!
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook testing automatically grouping friends into Smart Lists
David Angotti / Search Engine Journal: Facebook Debuts Smart Lists: Is Google+ in Trouble?
Mike Rosenberg / Mercury News:
Cupertino residents fear traffic boom from Apple Campus 2 — Not everyone is thrilled at the prospect of living next to one of the biggest buildings in the Bay Area, as residents from three cities told Cupertino officials Thursday that Apple's plan for a second mega-campus may simply be too big and busy.
Discussion: AppleInsider, KTVU-TV, bizjournals, Cult of Mac and MacNN
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple Campus 2 sparks some traffic, growth fears in Cupertino
Killian Bell / Cult of Mac: Not Everyone in Cupertino Wants Apple's Spaceship to Land
Fred / A VC:
The Logged Out User (continued) — I brought this subject up a while back. It's a big one that doesn't get enough attention. — And yesterday we got some stats from Twitter that I'd like to talk about. Dick Costolo gave a “state of Twitter” press conference yesterday at Twitter HQ.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, MediaPost, Search Engine Watch, MarketingVox News & Trends, AllTwitter and Music Ally
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Twitter: 100 million active users and no plans to go public soon
Miranda Miller / Search Engine Watch: Twitter's Infusion of Cash Means 100M Active Users, Less Fail Whale, More Ads
Lauren Dugan / AllTwitter: 230 Million Tweets Per Day, 50 Million Daily Users And Other Twitter Stats
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Researchers' Typosquatting Stole 20 GB of E-Mail From Fortune 500 — E-mail captured with a doppelganger domain reveals information from a large oil firm's daily tank report, including the contents of its cargo tanks that day. Image: Godai Group — Two researchers who set up doppelganger domains …
Discussion: Geek.com and Geekosystem
Lee Mathews / Geek.com: Email address typos allow 20GB of messages to be stolen
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Apple tops J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, grim reading for RIM and Nokia — Not only is Apple shipping the most smartphones, it's also shipping the best smartphones — if you believe the stats in J.D. Power and Associates' latest US customer satisfaction survey.
Discussion: Mashable!, AllThingsD, Digital Trends, techblog.dallasnews.com, I4U News, iDownloadBlog.com, WPCentral.com and msnbc.com
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: iPhone Tops U.S. Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Survey
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Apple iPhone Owns J.D. Power's Satisfaction Crown
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Survey: iPhone tops the list for smartphone customer satisfaction
Richard Edmonds / WPCentral.com: HTC 2nd in J.D. Power customer survey with Nokia and RIM below average
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: iPhone again No. 1 in customer satisfaction: J.D. Power
Zach Epstein / BGR:
RIM may be rushing BlackBerry Colt QNX phone amid weak BlackBerry 7 sales — Research In Motion is said to be rushing its first QNX-powered smartphone to market in light of underwhelming BlackBerry 7 devices sales. In a note to investors on Friday, Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek suggested demand …
Discussion: mocoNews, Between the Lines Blog and GottaBeMobile
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: RIM's new BlackBerry sell-through ‘lackluster’ as QNX phone rushed, says analyst
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googlers Launch Mobile Travel Guide To Kill Lonely Planet; Raise Funding From Chris Sacca & More — In the days of yore, travel guides were written by intrepid travelers who spent months scribbling in diaries and field journals, or by teams of adventurous souls exhaustively scrap booking …
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Download Free Travel Guides for Your iPhone, iPad or Android Phone with Triposo
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Can Triposo Google-ize Travel Writing?
Dennis Schaal / Tnooz: Triposo lets algorithms be your trip planning guide
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Anonymous group releases new Twitter tool — Anonymous has released a new tool designed to let its messages ride the coattails of trending topics on Twitter. — The Anonymous group of online activists released a new tool today designed to allow people to hijack trending topics on Twitter and tweet messages within them.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Hurt Locker Lawsuits Hit Canada, ISPs Ordered To Reveal BitTorrent Users — In March 2010, the law firm Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver imported the mass litigation “pay up or else” anti-piracy scheme to the United States. — Some of the most high-profile customers of the law firm …
Discussion: Michael Geist Blog and Ars Technica
Michael de la Merced / DealBook:
AT&T Responds to Justice Dept.'s Lawsuit Over T-Mobile Deal — AT&T on Friday filed its response to the Obama administration's lawsuit seeking to block the telecommunications giant's $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA. — In its response, filed in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia …
Roger Cheng / CNET News: AT&T responds to Justice Department lawsuit
Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg: AT&T Calls T-Mobile Deal Good for Public
Jasmin Melvin / Reuters: Lawmakers seek information on move to block AT&T merger
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
WSJ: Google Paid $125MM for Zagat — Yesterday TechCrunch apparently erroneously reported that Google paid less than $66 million for Zagat, using acquisition price thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Independently I told someone yesterday that I would be very surprised if the deal was less than $50 million at rock bottom.
Discussion: Betabeat, Wall Street Journal and Tech Trader Daily
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Google Reportedly Bought Zagat for $125 Million, the Same Price It Was Worth In the Year 2000
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal: Google Paid $125 MIllion for Zagat
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Google Paid $125M For Zagat, WSJ Says
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In One Year, Tumblr Goes From 1 Billion Posts To 10 Billion — This morning, I logged into Tumblr (where I run my personal blog) and saw confetti flying everywhere on the screen. Was Tumblr hacked? Were they converting the platform to be Geocities-powered complete with animated GIFs?
Discussion: The Next Web, ReadWriteWeb and @fredwilson
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Milestone: Tumblr hits its 10 billionth post
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: Tumblr Surpasses 10 Billion Posts
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
LG resolves iPad 2 panel quality issues as Apple continues to source from Samsung — It appears LG has been able to resolve issues that plagued panels it supplied for Apple's iPad 2 tablet, after the company resumed normal shipment levels in August following problems with its backlight units …
Discussion: DigiTimes, PC World, MacNN, iClarified, Cult of Mac, AppleInsider, PadGadget and SlashGear
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: Apple Wins Permanent Ban on German Sales of Samsung Tablet
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac: iPad 2 Shipments Jump to 20M Just in Time for Holiday Sales
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: LG Display iPad 2 screen shipments return to previous levels
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Exclusive: Evernote considers IPO as growth picks up — (Reuters) - Evernote, which makes a popular app for taking notes and storing data on tablets, phones and personal computers, is considering filing for an initial public offering by the end of next year, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday.
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Evernote seeks IPO next year
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
In Its Sixth Acquisition This Year, Group Buying Site BuyWithMe Scoops Up TownHog — BuyWithMe, which rivals group buying / daily deal sites LivingSocial and Groupon in the United States, has been busy this year. The company this morning announced its sixth acquisition for 2011, scooping up San Francisco-based TownHog.
Discussion: AllThingsD, VatorNews and Business Wire
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: BuyWithMe Continues Shopping Spree With TownHog
Faith Merino / VatorNews: BuyWithMe buys TownHog for 6th acquisition of 2011
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple addresses compromised DigiNotar web certificates with OS X Security Update — Apple has released a security update that addresses digital certificates issues by DigiNotar last month that were found to be compromised. The update is 2011-005 and is available for Lion and Snow Leopard users.
Discussion: The Register, PC World, CNET News, Hardware 2.0 Blog, AppleInsider, MacRumors, Apple, Computerworld and MacStories
Loek Essers / PC World: Apple Patches OS X for DigiNotar Threat
Topher Kessler / CNET News: DigiNotar certificate fraud addressed with Snow Leopard and Lion updates
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Apple finally blocks untrusted DigiNotar SSL certificates in Mac OS X
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Releases Security Update 2011-005 for OS X to Address Compromised Certificates
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Security Update 2011-005 Released, Addresses DigiNotar Certificates