Jack McKenna / TechCrunch:
“Deciding” To Move On — AOL has issued the following statement: “The TechCrunch acquisition has been a success for AOL and for our shareholders, and we are very excited about its future. Michael Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch has decided to move on from TechCrunch and AOL to his newly formed venture fund.
Discussion: MediaFile, CNET News, The New Persuaders, Mercury News, Digital Trends, Epicenter, Do The Hotdog Dance 2.0, Business Insider, @benpopper, @antderosa, AllThingsD, Bits, Real Dan Lyons Web Site, Boing Boing, Pulse2, CNET News, Beet.TV, @dondodge, Between the Lines Blog, @silviogulizia, TechFlash, VentureBeat, Gawker and GeekWire, more at Mediagazer »
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile: Arrington Exits TechCrunch; Takes jab at Arianna Huffington
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Flipboard founder: Web will soon ‘look more like print’
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Michael Arrington officially ousted from TechCrunch, AOL
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: TechCrunch officially announces Arrington's departure, names new editor
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Michael Arrington Officially Pushed Aside at TechCrunch
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: ARRINGTON OUT — AOL ANNOUNCES IT
Ben Popper / @benpopper: watching @alexia learn live on TC Disrupt Stream that @erickschonfeld is new editor-in-chief at TechCrunch. This is so WWE!
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: How long before @paulcarr leaves @techcrunch and starts up TechCrunch 2.0?
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site: New Arrington ultimatum: If you fire me one more time I swear to God I will walk out of here and never come back
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Arrington Officially Leaves AOL To Start Venture Fund
Don Reisinger / CNET News: TechCrunch founder Arrington officially moves on
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Erick Schonfeld Named Editor of TechCrunch
Don Dodge / @dondodge: Mike @Arrington announced he was out of TC, then put focus back on startups http://t.co/0rl77OS http://t.co/lAMWkA1
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Mike Arrington addresses AOL ‘drama’ at start of TechCrunch expo
Silvio Gulizia / @silviogulizia: @arrington on stage at #tcdisrupt? yeah! ( #tcdisrupt live at http://t.co/R3EkJBS)
Arianna Huffington / TechFlash: TechCrunch founder Arrington and AOL part ways
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington takes off
Ryan Tate / Gawker: TechCrunch's Founder Has Been Ejected
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
It's Official: Arrington Out at AOL; Schonfeld New TechCrunch Editor (Plus Armstrong Internal Memo Too!) — AOL and TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington have officially parted ways, almost exactly one year from the New York Internet portal's acquisition of the popular tech news site.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Tech Cocktail, Mixed Media, paidContent, Betabeat and NYConvergence.com, more at Mediagazer »
The Huffington Post: The Wall Street Journal's Shoddy Journalism on TechCrunch: It's Not About the Personalities, It's About the Principle
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Watch TC Disrupt SF 2011 Live
Frank Gruber / Tech Cocktail: I Call Bullsh!t On The AOL and TechCrunch Fiasco
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Au Revoir, Mike: Arrington and AOL Part Ways
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Arrington's Long Goodbye Finally Over; Schonfeld New TechCrunch Editor
Ben Popper / Betabeat: Mike Arrington Out, Erick Schonfeld In, But Its Business as Usual at TechCrunchFund
Scott Rosenblum / NYConvergence.com: TechCrunch NY Editor Schonfeld Succeeds Arrington
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Sequoia's Doug Leone to Mike Arrington: Why You Want to Be a VC is Beyond Me — Today, longtime venture capitalist Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital sat down with TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, and he was about as vibrant as his socks.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
ARRINGTON: “It's No Longer A Good Situation For Me To Stay”
ARRINGTON: “It's No Longer A Good Situation For Me To Stay”
Discussion: @arrington, L.A. Times Tech Blog and @blam
Michael Arrington / @arrington: ok @ariannahuff. Let's go ahead and talk about how this really played out.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Michael Arrington: Ex-TechCrunch, and now ex-AOL employee, too
John Cook / GeekWire:
HTC boss on Windows Phone 7, patent wars and why iPhones aren't cool anymore — Martin Harriman of LightSquared; Martin Fichter of HTC and Brad Stone of Bloomberg at Mobile Future Forward — Martin Fichter, the acting president of HTC America, appeared today at the Mobile Future Forward conference in downtown Seattle.
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans: HTC Exec: iPhones Are Not That Cool Anymore
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: HTC says the iPhone just isn't cool anymore
Iain Thomson / The Register: HTC mulls mobile OS buy - but won't be rushed
Roger Cheng / CNET News: Dear HTC: Don't get into the mobile OS business
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com: HTC: “iPhones are not that cool anymore”
Rue Liu / SlashGear: HTC talks Windows Phone 7, patent war, and why iPhones are not that cool anymore
Stephen Chapman / Between the Lines Blog: Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo’ OS convergence, Tango1 and Tango2, and more
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: HTC considering OS purchase: “We have given it thought and discussed it internally”
HTC mulling purchase of operating system: report — Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Cher Wang, chairwoman of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp., said the company is considering buying an operating system (OS), but is in no rush, according to a recent news report. — After the global PC heavyweight …
Discussion: PC World, Android and Me, Examiner, AppleInsider, CNET News, Gizmodo, Mashable!, Engadget, TechCrunch, GottaBeMobile, Cult of Mac, Wired In Blog| BNET, eWeek, DailyTech, iDownloadBlog.com, 9to5Google, MobileSyrup.com, OStatic blogs, X-bit labs, Neowin.net, LAPTOP Magazine, IntoMobile, Computerworld, WPCentral.com, Pocket-lint, PhoneArena, Ars Technica, mocoNews, FierceWireless, The Next Web, The Tech Trade, FierceMobileContent, Business Insider, Electronista, PalmAddicts, Hardware 2.0 Blog, SlashGear and Datamation.com
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: HTC is thinking about buying a mobile OS; webOS might get a third chance
Michael Santo / Examiner: HTC mulling purchase of own OS: chairwoman
Roger Cheng / CNET News: HTC interested in buying its own mobile OS
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: HTC (Kinda, Maybe) Wants to Buy WebOS
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: HTC Considers Purchasing a Mobile Operating System [REPORT]
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: HTC's Eyes Wander, Considers Buying Their Own OS
Sumocat / GottaBeMobile: Should HTC Own Their Own OS?
Erik Sherman / Wired In Blog| BNET: HTC Wants an Operating System? Another Sign of the Unhappy Android Family
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Android, Microsoft Could Spark Smartphone Fragmentation
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Android passes iOS globally in web usage share
Anton Shilov / X-bit labs: HTC Mulling Purchase of Palm's WebOS - Chairwoman
John Callaham / Neowin.net: HTC interested in acquiring mobile OS
Sherri L. Smith / LAPTOP Magazine: Report: HTC Considering Buying Its Own OS
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: HTC considers purchasing its own mobile OS
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: HTC weighs buying WebOS or other mobile OS
Seth Brodeur / WPCentral.com: HTC considering buying OS of its own
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: HTC looking to ditch Android in favour of own OS?
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: HTC may be looking to buy its own mobile operating system
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: HTC expresses interest in buying own OS, but is in no rush
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: HTC Reportedly Mulls Buying OS
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: HTC confirms interest in acquiring its own mobile operating system
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: Is HTC Going To Ditch Android?
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: HTC may buy a mobile OS
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Does HTC need to buy an OS? Probably not
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Gowalla Is Reborn As A Beautiful App For Travel And Storytelling — The location wars had a number of casualties. Some companies shut down, some sold off their remaining tech and talent. Others are still out there plugging away, but at this point, it seems clear that Foursquare won the all-important battle over the check-in.
Discussion: SplatF, Digits, Between the Lines Blog, Gowalla, IntoMobile, GigaOM, SiliconFilter, AllThingsD, FT Tech Hub, VentureBeat, CNET News and WebProNews
Dan Frommer / SplatF: It's not enough to just be a “location app”... You actually have to do something
Shayndi Raice / Digits: Gowalla Moves Beyond Check Ins to Social Tour Guide
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Gowalla steers towards original content on location-based apps
Charles West / IntoMobile: Gowalla's new app goes beyond check-ins, with focus on travel and storytelling
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: As Check-Ins Fizzle Out, Gowalla Pivots
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Gowalla checks out of check-in model
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Gowalla's next location check-in app features city guides
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Gowalla relaunching with travel guide focus
Alana / Nielsen Wire:
Social Media Report: Spending Time, Money and Going Mobile — Social media not only connects consumers with each other, but also with just about every place they go and everything they watch and buy. Nielsen's new Social Media Report looks at trends and consumption patterns across social media platforms …
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder: Report Details Rise of Social Media
Heather Clancy / ZDNet: Small-business social media adoption lags, and that's a shame
Susan Kuchinskas / ClickZ: Nielsen: Social Media More Powerful than God, er, Google
Michael / Mobile Marketing Watch: Nielsen Study Shows Facebook The Official Cross-Platform Mobile App Leader
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Is it time to take Tumblr seriously?
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Nielsen: Facebook now the most popular mobile app across all platforms
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook's Unbelievable Domination Of Our Time On The Web
Anthony James / TechFlash: 80% of U.S. uses social media; Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing
Benny Evangelista / SFGate:
U.S. spent 53 billion minutes on Facebook in May
U.S. spent 53 billion minutes on Facebook in May
Discussion: Friending Facebook Blog, MediaPost, Gizmodo, Trends in the Living Networks and All Facebook
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Americans spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook in May 2011
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Social Media Surpasses Search, Facebook Leads
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Americans Spend 53 Billion Minutes A Month on Facebook, Wait, What?
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks: Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1
David Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Shines In Nielsen Social Media Report
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Fusion Garage hacks $200 off of Grid 10 tablet, aims to play the undercutting game — Looks like we're all indebted to HP in one way or another. Since the TouchPad fire sale began, we've seen a noticeable southward shift in tablet pricing — it's as if iPad rivals finally figured …
Discussion: This is my next, SlashGear, BGR, AllThingsD, Android Phone Fans, GottaBeMobile, Computerworld, Inquirer, Ubergizmo, Electronista, Geek.com, Digital Trends, Liliputing and TechSpot
Nilay Patel / This is my next: Fusion Garage Grid10 price dropped to $299, launch pushed to October 1st
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablets get $200 price cut
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Fusion Garage Gives Grid 10 Tablet a $200 Price Cut
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Fusion Garage Pushes Grid 10 Tablet Back, But Dramatically Slashes Price
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablet will cost £259
Edwin Kee / Ubergizmo: Fusion Garage Grid10 gets $200 price cut
Shawn Knight / TechSpot: Fusion Garage slashes $200 off Grid 10 tablet
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Samsung's First New iPhone-Killer To Hit The U.S. Is Here And We Have It [HANDS ON] — At last, we have the first model of Samsung's Galaxy S II to land in the U.S. of A. — This is the Sprint model, called the Epic Touch 4G, that's launching September 16 for $199 with a two-year contract.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple to release iOS 5 GM to assemblers during week of Sept. 23 — Apple reportedly plans to release the golden master of iOS 5, its forthcoming operating system update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, to its overseas assemblers at some point between September 23 and September 30 …
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: iOS 5 rumored Sept. 23-30; iPhone 5 mid-October?
Killian Bell / Cult of Mac: iOS 5 Will Go Gold, Ship To Assemblers on September 23rd... But There's No Sign Of The iPhone 5
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: iOS 5 gold master expected next week, report says
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Sending iOS 5 to iPhone Assemblers at End of September, No Sign of Redesigned iPhone 5
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: iCloud, OS X Lion and iOS 5: State of the betas
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: iOS 5 GM Will Be Made Available To Assemblers On September 23 [REPORT]
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Developers Getting iOS 5 ‘Golden Master’ by End of September?
Matt Chan / OS X Daily: iOS 5 GM Release Due End of September
Apple Bitch: Rumor: Final Version Of iOS 5 Will Be Shipped To iPhone 5 Manufacturers Later This Month
Alex / iDownloadBlog.com: Apple Reportedly Set to Release Final iOS 5 Build to Assemblers in Two Weeks
Matt Peckham / Techland: Apple iOS 5 ‘Gold’ in Late September, iPhone 5 in October
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
Someone Really Needs to Make a Good $100 Tablet — Today we heard that the UK is getting jobbed out of its final shipment of $100 TouchPads, with only HP employees being eligible to buy them. Sozzlepops, UK chaps. — But that got us to thinking: With all the fuss over the TouchPad firesale …
Discussion: Channel Register
Paul Kunert / Channel Register: See this? You can't have it! Ahahahaha!
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spool Is Instapaper On Steroids — Spool is a new service aimed at addressing the problem created by the multi-device, multi-screen environment we now live in, where the content consumption experience can vary widely from platform to platform. On iOS devices, for example, you can't watch Flash videos without serious workarounds.
John D. Sutter / CNN:
How many pages are on the internet? — (CNN) — It seems like an answerable question, right? — But no one really knows how many websites or individual Web pages make up this seemingly infinite digital universe that is the internet. — Kevin Kelly, a founder of Wired magazine …
Megan Rose Dickey / LAUNCH:
Google Docs Launching Comment-Only Sharing Options — Google Docs is rolling out a comment-only sharing option this week for users who don't want to allow full editing access to other people. — No doubt users had asked for this, but Google wanted the feature for itself as well.
Discussion: @jason, Docs Blog, Googling Google Blog and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:samirageb
Jason Calacanis / @jason: Awesome google docs advancement I've been waiting for http://t.co/Sc0v3kv
Sarah Wu / Docs Blog: Comment-only access in Google documents
Matt Weinberger / Googling Google Blog: Google Docs gets comment-only collaborators
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Philadelphia papers court subscribers with $99 Android tablet — The Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, on Monday officially announced its program to subsidize Android tablets for newspaper subscribers.
Discussion: SplatF, Philly.com, Examiner, TechCrunch, 9to5Google, LAPTOP Magazine, MacNN and GottaBeMobile
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: Meet Philly's New Android-Powered Newspaper: The Arnova 10 G2
Dan Howley / LAPTOP Magazine: Philadelphia Newspapers Reveal Details of Arnova 10 G2 Tablet With Subscription Offer
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Max Levchin And Peter Thiel: Innovation In The World Today Is Between ‘Dire Straits And Dead’ — Peter Thiel and Max Levchin are busy guys. Thiel, aside from being on the Board of Directors for companies like Palantir Technologies, Geni, and Asana, an early investor and former board member at Facebook …
Discussion: CNET News and VentureBeat
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Web service aims for farm-fresh produce at big-box prices
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Peter Thiel: Clean technology is a “disaster”
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Last but not least, Dolphin Browser comes to iPad — In late August, software developers MoboTap released Dolphin, the popular browser formerly exclusive to the Android platform, on iOS. Today, the tablet-specific version called Dolphin Browser HD is available for free in the iTunes App store.
Discussion: Mashable!, CNN, T3 magazine Online, Lifehacker, MobileBurn.com, VentureBeat, Business Insider, GigaOM, Redmond Pie and Electronista
Thorin Klosowski / Lifehacker: Dolphin Browser HD Brings Its Gesture-Based Browser to iPad
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: DOLPHIN BROWSER HD NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE IPAD TOO
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Dolphin Browser moves into tablets with iPad app
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Dolphin browser shines in iPad debut; still can't replace Safari
IDC: More Mobile Internet Users Than Wireline Users in the U.S. by 2015 — By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as media tablet sales explode …
Todd Haselton / BGR: U.S. to use mobile internet more than wireline by 2015, IDC says
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: Tablets and Smartphones Will Truly Start Killing the PC in 2015, Says Report
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Forecast: More US Mobile Web Users Than PC By 2015
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: More Mobile than PC Web Users in 3 Years: Forecast
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: IDC: Mobile Internet Use to Pass PCs by 2015
James M. Connolly / Mass High Tech: Internet access majority shifting from PCs to mobile phones
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Pixel Qi receives major investment from 3M, says this is the step to enable ‘mass adoption’ — It was almost two years ago that Pixel Qi founder Mary Lou Jepsen promised a mainstream device (a tablet or netbook, etc.) with the company's unique transflective 3Qi display.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Between the Lines Blog, Engadget, TechSpot and GottaBeMobile
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: Pixel Qi Closes Out Series B Round With Investment From 3M
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Display maker Pixel Qi gets major investment from 3M
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Pixel Qi Talks About Mass Adoption after Investment by 3M
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Guy Accused Of Being Part Of Anonymous Banned By Court From Using His Real Name Online — Ah, the bizarre legal results of confused courts and confused laws. Four of the people arrested in the UK and accused of being a part of the not-actually-a-group Anonymous last week won a small part of a court battle.
Running Groupon or Living Social Deal Leads to 10% Decrease in Yelp Rating — Study — After a company runs a daily deal through Groupon or Living Social it can expect a Yelp star decline of 10% — despite a 44% increase in the number of Yelp reviews if it already had at least one …
Discussion: WebProNews and @rakeshlobster, Thanks:jason
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Consumers Still Love Last Year's iPhone — With the iPhone 5′s October launch fast approaching, you'd expect demand for the iPhone 4 to be waning. Why invest in a smartphone that's over a year old now when you can wait a few weeks and buy its brand-new successor? Or so the logic goes.
Discussion: Digital Trends, iDownloadBlog.com, Cult of Mac and Neowin.net
John Callaham / Neowin.net: iPhone 4 sales still solid ahead of iPhone 5
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Authors' Guild sues universities over book digitization project — With the planned settlement between Google and book publishers still on indefinite hold, a legal battle by proxy has started. Google partnered with many libraries at US universities in order to gain access to the works it wants to digitize.
Discussion: MediaPost, paidContent and Slashdot
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: Authors Guild Sues Universities Over Book Scans
Jeff Roberts / paidContent: Authors To Universities: Give Up Your Google Books
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
If You Weren't Using TestFlight Before, You Will Be Now With Their New SDK — It was nine months ago when we first wrote about TestFlight, the super-simple over-the-air (OTA) iOS app distribution service. As we noted at the time, the service seemed perfect for developers looking for a better …
Discussion: MacStories, GigaOM and iClarified
Federico Viticci / MacStories: TestFlight's New SDK Brings In-App Updates, Checkpoints, More
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: App beta testing gets better with new TestFlight SDK
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Decide.com knows precisely when you should buy a new phone — Decide.com, a service that tracks consumer electronics prices and release dates to let you buy without regret, now also tracks mobile phones, the company announced today. — Additionally, the site now makes it easy for you to follow …
Technolog / msnbc.com: The feed you need for iPhone 5 rumors
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Tremor Video Lands $37 Million to Fuel Acquisitions — Following Latest Round Led by W Capital Partners, Video Ad Network Has Raised More Than $115 Million — Tremor Video, the largest independent video ad network according to ComScore, has landed another $37 million in funding in a round led by New York-based W Capital Partners.
Discussion: GigaOM, digiday:DAILY and Beet.TV, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:beet_tv
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Tremor raises $37M, looks to gobble up competitors
Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY: Tremor Builds War Chest
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Winning — Yours truly, last week: … Aaron Pressman argues that I was “deliberately obtuse”: … Pressman is right, in a way. I was too flippant with the aforequoted question. What I mean by “winning” needs more context. — What I'm talking about is the argument that Android is …