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: SplatF, PC World, The Toybox Blog, CNET News, VentureBeat, Mobile Marketing Watch, mocoNews, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, App Advice, Shiny Objects, GigaOM, AppleInsider, Engadget, 9to5Mac, Gizmodo, MobileBurn.com, Business Insider, The Next Web, FierceWireless, PhoneDog.com, Android Phone Fans, Tech Trader Daily, PhoneArena, Electronista, Cult of Mac, dailywireless.org, OS X Daily, SlashGear, Oaggle, TiPb, MacStories, iDownloadBlog.com, Edible Apple, Fast Company, iLounge and everythingiCafe
Tony Bradley / PC World: Why Sprint Offering Unlimited Data for iPhone 5 Is a Ripoff
Ricardo Bilton / The Toybox Blog: Sprint may attract iPhone 5 customers with unlimited data
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Sprint to offer unlimited data with iPhone 5?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Sprint may offer iPhone 5 with unlimited data — laugh at AT&T, Verizon's puny plans
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: Sprint To Offer Unlimited Data For iPhone, But Will It Last?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Bloomberg: Sprint To Get The iPhone 5 Next Month
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Report: Sprint To Offer iPhone With Unlimited Data Plan
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Sprint reportedly offering unlimited data with iPhone 5
Darren Murph / Engadget: Sprint rumored to retain unlimited data with iPhone 5 launch, prove unicorns are indeed legit
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Rumor: Sprint Will Offer the iPhone 5 with an Unlimited Data Plan
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: Sprint to retain unlimited data plan when it gets the iPhone say sources
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: Sprint Will Be The Only Carrier Offering Unlimited Data For The iPhone 5
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Rumor Mill: Sprint to pair iPhone 5 with $80 unlimited plan
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Rumor: Sprint Won't Budge on Unlimited Plans for Forthcoming iPhone 5
Phone Arena: Sprint intends to differentiate itself by retaining its unlimited data plan for the iPhone?
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Sprint Will Offer The iPhone 5 Will Truly Unlimited Data In Mid-October [Report]
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Unlimited data on Sprint's iPhone5?
Matt Chan / OS X Daily: Sprint iPhone 5 to Offer Unlimited Data Plan
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Unlimited Data coming with iPhone on third largest carrier in the US according to rumor
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Sprint getting iPhone 5 in October, offering unlimited data plan
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Bloomberg: Sprint To Sell iPhone 5 Next Month with Unlimited Data
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Twitter Search Tool From Anonymous, Apple Wins Samsung Tablet Battle In Germany, TomTom GPS Gets Smart
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Sprint to offer iPhone 5 with unlimited data
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Sprint iPhone 5 Plans To Offer Unlimited Data
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: VentureBeat, LAPTOP Magazine, eWeek, PC Magazine, Inquirer, Ars Technica, Seattle Times, I'm Just Being Manan, PC World, Gizmodo, WinRumors, Communications …, AnandTech, Bink.nu, Windows 8 Center, GeekWire, Engadget, GottaBeMobile, Liliputing, The Next Web, The Tech Report, Guardian, Ubergizmo, Mashable!, Electronista, Hardware 2.0 Blog, VR-Zone, gHacks Technology News, CNET News, SlashGear, Softpedia News, CodenameWindows, Neowin.net, BlogsDNA, Pocket-lint and My Microsoft Life
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Windows 8 boots in eight seconds (video)
Sherri L. Smith / LAPTOP Magazine: Microsoft Demos Windows 8 Blazing-Fast Boot Time
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft's Windows 8 Will Feature Faster Boot
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Microsoft Shows Off Super Speedy Windows 8 Boot Time
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Microsoft promises fast boot times for Windows 8
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: Windows 8 to bring 10-second boot-ups to new PCs
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times: Fast boot for Windows 8? Check out the video.
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Windows 8 Boots Up Faster Than a Bull Ride
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech: Windows 8 Features Vastly Improved Boot Times
Steven Bink / Bink.nu: Wow, Windows 8 boots under 10 seconds!
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: At long last, Windows getting a new ‘fast startup’ mode
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Microsoft Promising Fast Boot Times for Windows 8
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Windows 8 will be able to boot in under 10 seconds
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Windows 8 to cut boot times dramatically
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Windows 8 promises much faster boot up times
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Windows 8 boots in 8 seconds
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: New Demo Promises Blazing Fast Boot Times in Windows 8 [VIDEO]
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Windows 8 to feature ‘fast startup mode’
LG Nilsson / VR-Zone: Microsoft promises faster boot times in Windows 8
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News: Windows 8 Fast Startup, Faster Boot Times
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Microsoft promises faster startup for Windows 8
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Windows 8 boot time just 8 seconds [Video]
Sandip Dedhia / BlogsDNA: Windows 8 to have Hybrid Boot Process, Booting in Just Two Seconds (Demo Video)
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 — One half of Windows 7 users shut down their computers instead of hibernating them or putting them to sleep, according to Microsoft. That's not a surprising statistic to me — I personally shut down my Win 7 machines …
Discussion: Computerworld, TechCrunch, dailywireless.org and OzTechNews.com
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Windows 8 Tablet to be Demoed
Aaron Holesgrove / OzTechNews.com: Holy s**t! Watch how fast Windows 8 boots in this video
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: AllThingsD, VentureBeat, CNET News, Bloomberg, Gizmodo, Agence France Presse, 9to5Mac, PC Magazine, This is my next, AppleInsider, SiliconANGLE, PC World, TUAW, TechCrunch, TechEye, paidContent, Edible Apple, Pocket-lint, dailywireless.org, Dow Jones Newswires, GigaOM, Inquirer, Softpedia News, TiPb, Engadget, Android Phone Fans, MobileBurn.com, The Next Web, GottaBeMobile, I4U News, Electronista, Liliputing and iClarified
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Apple Wins German Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple scores again: German court upholds Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from sale in Germany
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg: Apple Wins German Ban on Samsung Tablet
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Apple Wins Round Two Against Galaxy Tab in German Courts
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Wow, Apple actually got Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: German Court Upholds Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban (Again)
Mellisa Tolentino / SiliconANGLE: Apple FTW: Samsung Tablet Permanently Banned in Germany
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: Apple Wins Permanent Ban on German Sales of Samsung Tablet
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: German ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales upheld
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Apple FTW, German Court Upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: German court upholds Galaxy ban
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Apple enforced Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban upheld
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: German Court Bans Galaxy Tablet
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Another victory for Apple as German Galaxy injunction upheld
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction holds up in Germany
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple injunction against Galaxy Tab upheld in Germany
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
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: German Court Upholds Injunction Against Samsung Selling Tablets
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple scores another Win in Germany, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 not allowed to be sold in Germany
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Samsung still can't sell tablets in Germany
Geoffrey Cain / Time: How Samsung Is Affected by Its Patent Legal War with Apple
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
After AOL Rules Out TechCrunch Sale to Arrington, Tense Severance Negotiations Taking Place — AOL is still engaged in complex severance negotiations with TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington, which some close to the situation warn could eventually end in court if not resolved.
Discussion: @dannysullivan, PE Hub Blog, eSarcasm and Poynter, more at Mediagazer »
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: wow, hcnurchcet.com was available. nabbed it in case I need to give a nice parting gift to some folks http://t.co/MTK1Y3w
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: Rafat Ali on Mike Arrington: “You Just Have to Move On”
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: Music Ally, MarketingVox News & Trends, SocialTimes.com, Business Insider, AllTwitter and Mobile Entertainment
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Twitter Use More Mobile: 37% in Apr. 2010.
Fred Wilson / Business Insider: The Logged Out User
Lauren Dugan / AllTwitter: 230 Million Tweets Per Day, 50 Million Daily Users And Other Twitter Stats
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Twitter has 55m monthly active mobile users
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Yes, Carol Bartz had a non-disparagement clause — Did ex-Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz just forfeit $10 million by calling fellow board members “doofuses”? — FORTUNE — Fortune today published an explosive interview with Carol Bartz, who on Tuesday was fired as Yahoo CEO after 32 months on the job.
Discussion: Bits, VatorNews, Techland, Your Money, VentureBeat, memeburn, The Register, Inquirer, DailyTech, New Media Age, Fudzilla, ReadWriteWeb and Mercury News
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits: Carol Bartz Has a Few More Words for Yahoo
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Bartz calls YHOO board “doofuses”, could lose $10M
Mvelase Peppetta / memeburn: Fired Yahoo! CEO forfeits $10million to say: Yahoo! ‘f—ed me over’
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Yahoo! ‘f**ked me over’! says! Carol! Bartz!
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Carol Bartz shoots back at Yahoo board
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: Yahoo “F***ed Me Over”
Nedim Hadzic / Fudzilla: Former Yahoo CEO says Yahoo board effed her over
Joe Brockmeier / ReadWriteWeb: The 5 Worst CEOs in Tech
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: Geekosystem and Geek.com
Lee Mathews / Geek.com: Email address typos allow 20GB of messages to be stolen
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: Gizmodo, Mashable!, Ubergizmo, Softpedia News, Friending Facebook Blog and Tech Shout!
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Facebook's Smart Lists Make Social Circles for You
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook testing automatically grouping friends into Smart Lists
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple website gets a revamp, new iPad shopping wizard — With the Apple Store going down over the past few hours , Apple has brought its website back online with a new and improved interfaces on its product pages, specifically adapting the iPad ordering process to make it easier to choose the model that is right for you.
Discussion: GigaOM, MacRumors, 9to5Mac, TUAW, Cult of Mac, MacStories and everythingiCafe
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Smoother iPad ordering, new stock status added to Apple's online store
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Online Store Tweaks: iPad Model Selection Layout, New ‘In Stock’ Status
Matt Tinsley / TUAW: Apple adds iPad purchasing wizard to online store
Killian Bell / Cult of Mac: Shipping Times Vanish Completely from Apple Online Store
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple Tweaks Online Store, Adds New iPad Purchasing Wizard
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple Introduces New iPad Shopping Tool
Oliver Milman / StartupSmart:
Google Mapping a way to the top — Lars Rasmussen confesses that he doesn't have much of a sense of direction. But that didn't stop him creating Google Maps, one of the world's leading tech success stories of the past decade. — In a recent trip back to Australia, where Google Maps was born …
Arun Sudhaman / The Holmes Report:
Twitter Selects Edelman As Its First PR Agency — SAN FRANCISCO—Twitter has concluded the hunt for its first PR agency by hiring Edelman, the Holmes Report can reveal. — The social media giant is understood to have appointed Edelman to handle a short-term project, focused on some specific upcoming consumer launches.
Discussion: The Next Web
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 …
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.
Discussion: Geekosystem, Softpedia News and WebProNews
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Zagat's Price: Under $66 Million — A few years ago, Zagat was trying to shop itself around for $200 million. Today, Google bought it for less than $66 million. The price wasn't disclosed, but there was no FTC antitrust review, which is automatically triggered by any deal worth $66 million or more.
Discussion: digiday:DAILY, Fortune, GottaBeMobile and Hillicon Valley
Anne Sherber / digiday:DAILY: Why Google Bought Zagat
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Google snaps up Zagat
K. T. Bradford / GottaBeMobile: Google Maps Android Update Lets Users Add Photos And See Top Rated Locations
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: News bites: Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet banned in Germany
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
OpenTable Investors Queasy After Google-Zagat Meal, Er, Deal
OpenTable Investors Queasy After Google-Zagat Meal, Er, Deal
Discussion: Betabeat and the Econsultancy blog
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Is Google's Zagat acquisition its most problematic ever?
Tony Bradley / PC World:
What to Expect from Google and Zagat
What to Expect from Google and Zagat
Discussion: Business Insider, Tech Cocktail, TechSpot and Marketing Pilgrim
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / Business Insider: Google-Zagat Is About Content, Local And Travel
Kira M. Newman / Tech Cocktail: Google Acquires Zagat, Aims to Topple Yelp and Others
Lee Kaelin / TechSpot: Google buys dining ratings company Zagat
James Glanz / New York Times:
Google Details, and Defends, Its Use of Electricity — Google disclosed Thursday that it continuously uses enough electricity to power 200,000 homes, but it says that in doing so, it also makes the planet greener. — Every time a person runs a Google search, watches a YouTube video or sends …
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, Digital Trends, Google Green Blog, Marketing Pilgrim, The Register, PC Magazine, Gawker and ITworld.com
Derek Mead / Digital Trends: Google uses a heap of power, says it's green
Richard Chirgwin / The Register: ‘We save trips to the library’ - Google
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: How Much Electricity Does Google Consume Each Year?
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: Google Continuously Uses 260 Million Watts of Electricity
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Google's mind-boggling use of electricity
Thomas Roessler / W3C Blog:
“Do Not Track” standards for the Web: The work is starting. — by Nick Doty and Thomas Roessler. — Since we published the Web Tracking Protection member submission in February, and since the Workshop on Web tracking and User Privacy in late April, the conversation about Do Not Track has come a long way.
Discussion: The Register, Webmonkey, MarketingVox News & Trends and The Windows Blog
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: W3C announces web-tracking privacy protection group
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: The W3C's New ‘Do Not Track’ Group Aims For Better Web Privacy
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
UK's Waterstones To Wade Into The E-Reader Market With Kindle Killer? — Waterstones—the leading UK bookseller that was recently bought by Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut—is taking a tip from its U.S. counterpart Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) and launching its own e-reading device.
Discussion: Guardian, GeekWire, TechEye, bit-tech.net, The Next Web, Pocket-lint, Inquirer, PalmAddicts, BBC and bbc.co.uk
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Waterstone's to launch e-reader to rival Amazon Kindle
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: UK bookseller plans Kindle rival, inspired by Nook
Clive Webster / bit-tech.net: Watersone's making own eBook reader
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Waterstone's Kindle rival coming in 2012
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Waterstones will sell an e-reader
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Waterstone's to launch e-reader
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Launches A Slick Music Beta App For iOS — Web, Not Native — Now that Google Music Beta has been out there for a few months, it's time to focus on how to get people to use it. One key: mobile. — While Google launched an Android app for Music Beta alongside the initial unveiling at I/O this year …
@google: Music Beta users - try the new mobile web app for iOS4 and listen to your music on the go: http://t.co/DmedTSC
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google: Google announces Magnifier, a music discovery service
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Google releases great looking Google Music web app for iPhone and iPad
Chris Oldroyd / TiPb: Google Music now available for iPhone and iPad as an HTML 5 web app
Darren Murph / Engadget: Google Music Beta crosses the aisle, launches for iOS via web app (hands-on)
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: iOS Devices Get Google Music Web App
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Google launches web app for Google Music beta
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Google Music For iPhone And iPad Now Available As A Web App
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab: Mobile Web App Brings Google Music Beta to iOS 4
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Google Music Launches On iDevices
Charles West / IntoMobile: Google launches Music Beta webapp for iOS
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Launches “Google Music” Web App Optimized for iOS
What's wrong with the Twitter API — I want to make something clear from the start: I love Twitter, though sometimes I wonder if I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome. I have devoted much of the last three years of my life to working with the Twitter API and continue to pursue building …
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Microsoft's online services hit by outage — Several of Microsoft's online services suffered an outage on Thursday but are reportedly all back up at this point. — The company's Office 365, Hotmail, SkyDrive, and various Windows Live services were down throughout the world for a period of around three hours.
Discussion: PC Magazine, iTnews.com.au, BBC, TechCrunch, windowsteamblog.com, msnbc.com, www.thehostingnews.com, GeekWire, Softpedia News, Inquirer, LiveSide.net and Neowin.net
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Microsoft Cloud Services Slowly Coming Back Online After Outage
Matt Burns / TechCrunch: Microsoft's Cloud Briefly Evaporates, Leaves Up To 365 Million Users Without Access For Four Hours
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: Hotmail, MSN outage sparks doubts about Microsoft cloud
John Cook / GeekWire: Hotmail, MSN suffer outage
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Senator Introduces Online Security Bill — Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, introduced a new bill Thursday that aims to protect citizens' personal information from online data breaches. The bill would also punish companies that are careless with customers' information.
Discussion: VentureBeat and MarketingVox News & Trends
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Fring tries to one-up Google Hangouts with Playgrounds — One of the better features of Google+ is Hangouts, in my opinion. It's a quick, easy way to have a drop-in video chat experience with either a tightly focused or broad group of people. Now VoIP and video chat service Fring …
Discussion: Engadget, Softpedia News and fring
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Samsung: We're not buying MeeGo — Samsung Electronics said it isn't buying MeeGo. In fact, it says it couldn't even if it wanted to. — “Meego is an open source project which can not be a target of acquisition,” Samsung representative James Chung told CNET today.
Discussion: TechCrunch, SlashGear, My Nokia Blog, Mobiledia, Digits and PhoneArena
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Samsung Responds To More OS Acquisition Rumors: Nope, We're Not Buying MeeGo Either
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Samsung says MeeGo no-go
Jay Montano / My Nokia Blog: Intel looking for Partner to help with MeeGo: Samsung won't buy but will have MeeGo devices.
Sandy Fitzgerald / Mobiledia: Samsung Interested in MeeGo in Software Push
Don Clark / Digits: Intel Says Work on Meego Software Will Go On