Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple blacking out vacation days during second week of October — Apple is quietly denying requests for employee vacations during the second week of October, hinting that the company currently anticipates an influx of customers to its stores around that time related to availability of its new iOS 5 and fifth-generation iPhone products.
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Fresh iPhone/iOS 5 rumors cite Twitter events, vacay days
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: iPhone 5 Release Means No Vacation for Apple Employees
Brad Spirrison / Appolicious Advisor: All signs point to iPhone 5 second week of October
Waisybabu / Redmond Pie: Apple Denying Employee Vacations For 2nd Week Of October, Hints Towards Possible iPhone 5 And iOS 5 Launch [REPORT]
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog: iPhone '5′ Launch Weekend October 14-15th According to Blacked Out Vacation Days?
Alex Heath / iDownloadBlog: Apple Preparing for iPhone Launch, Denying Employees Vacations for 2nd Week of October
A.T. Faust III / App Advice: Blacked-Out Apple Vacation Days Indicate The New iPhone Likely To Launch Mid-October
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
October iPhone Event to Be Held On Apple Campus — Historically, Apple has held its big product demonstrations in San Francisco. The iPad and iPad 2 where unveiled there, as were all iterations of the iPhone to date. — This year things are going to be different.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yes, Google Drive Is Coming. For Real This Time. — About a month ago, some additions to the code in Chromium (the open source browser behind Chrome) suggested that the long-fabled “GDrive” may be on the verge of actually launching. A week later, user-facing proof started appearing.
Discussion: wiseCom, Electronista and 9to5Google
von JoWigand / wiseCom: Is this the new Google Drive? — Spotted at an event powered …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google: Google Docs to be changed to ‘Google Drive’
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Motorola Xoom 2 evidence mounts — new photos, rumored specs and a Media Edition? — Talk of a younger, slimmer Motorola Xoom just keeps on coming. A helpful tipster is adding fuel to the rumors of a Xoom 2 with these shots of a similar, but not exactly identical Motorola tablet.
Discussion: This is my next, PhoneDog.com, TechCrunch, MacNN, This is my next and Gizmodo
Joanna Stern / This is my next: Exclusive: Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition has an 8.2-inch IPS display, IR blaster, and weighs less …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch: If A Motorola Android Tab Leaks And It's Just Like The Rest, Does It Really Matter?
Chris Ziegler / This is my next: Exclusive: Motorola Atrix 2 for AT&T specs and press photos, new Lapdock 100 for Webtop
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Is Motorola Making Two Xoom 2s?
Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Exclusive: Motorola Xoom 2 is 9mm thick, shoots 1080p, streams Netflix in HD — Sure, we just brought you details on the 4.3-inch Droid RAZR (or Spyder), but now we're hunting bigger game — like a 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom 2 that's just 9mm thick. That's still a hair thicker …
Discussion: Gadgetizor, CNET News, PhoneArena, Liliputing, Droid Life, Electronista, PhoneDog.com, Engadget and Gizmodo
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: More Motorola Xoom 2 leaks: Two models?
Phone Arena: Motorola XOOM 2 to be iPad-2-thin, first with Adobe Flash 11 and Netflix HD streaming onboard
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Next-generation Motorola XOOM details, photos leaked
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Motorola XOOM 2 caught on camera? [UPDATED]
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Is This Really the Motorola Xoom 2? (Updated)
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
LulzSec Hacker Exposed by the Service He Thought Would Hide Him — On Thursday, the FBI arrested two suspected hackers who allegedly participated in Anonymous and LulzSec attacks. One of them, Cody Kretsinger, faces 15 years in prison for allegedly helping break into the Sony Pictures website …
Discussion: blog.hidemyass.com, SecurityWeek, Cisco Blog and SiliconANGLE
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek: VPN Service Snitched on Alleged LulzSec Member
Jason Lackey / Cisco Blog: Hard Lessons about Hacking and Proxy Services
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Exclusive: Motorola Spyder (Droid RAZR for Verizon?) features industry-first qHD Super AMOLED display, LTE, dual-core processor — Well hello there, Motorola Spyder. A trusted source just sent us some photos of this as-yet announced dual-core LTE Moto handset — the first phone we've ever seen …
Christopher Trout / Engadget: Motorola LTE handset emerges with qHD Super AMOLED display, questionable identity
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Motorola Spyder / DROID RAZR images and details leak, features qHD Super AMOLED display and 4G LTE
Robert Nazarian / Android News, Rumours, and Updates: [Leak] Pictures of the Motorola RAZR with a Super AMOLED qHD display, Could be the DROID HD
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Droid RAZR and XOOM 2 pose for the camera, specs revealed
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: Droid RAZR revealed?
Phone Arena: Motorola DROID RAZR is real, and allegedly sports a qHD Super AMOLED screen, Kevlar chassis
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack.com: Motorola Droid RAZR Leaks
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Motorola DROID RAZR leaks: LTE, qHD, 1.2GH dual-core, more
Cory Gunther / Android Community: Motorola Spyder revealed with Super AMOLED qHD screen, dual-core, and LTE
Quinn Nelson / Snazzy Labs: Droid RAZR coming to Verizon?
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Motorola's Latest Phone Has the First Ever qHD Super AMOLED Screen (Update: It's the Droid RAZR)
Daniel Bader / MobileSyrup.com: The Droid RAZR is real, and it's awesome
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
All of life has been utterly, profoundly changed thanks to Facebook's new features, and nothing will ever be the same, and all I can do is sit here and weep at the beauty and magic that Mark Zuckerberg has brought to this world — I don't mean to overhype this, but frankly …
Discussion: BuzzFeed, CenterNetworks, TechCrunch, Mashable!, @dannysullivan, @pkedrosky, @edzitron and @mathewi
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Go Beyond Ticker, Use Facebook Music Dashboard To See What Your Friends Listen To
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: this post profoundly touched me. i felt a tear rolled down my face http://t.co/gEiojMAC
Paul Kedrosky / @pkedrosky: Dan Lyons writes epic sarcastic rant about Facebook. People dutifully repeat like he's serious. http://t.co/DEYQicSE #todayinirony
Ed Zitron / @edzitron: http://t.co/9xyXQO4y this is absolutely the best thing I have read in tech in a while
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Dan Lyons: “I am thinking about Facebook and the new, deeper connection that I immediately feel to everyone I know” http://t.co/M2gQZEWz
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launches Music Dashboard That Shows What Friends Are Listening to Across Services
Facebook Launches Music Dashboard That Shows What Friends Are Listening to Across Services
Discussion: earbits.com, Music Ally and ReadWriteWeb
Joey Flores / earbits.com: A More Detailed Look at Facebook Music
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb: “Read” in Facebook - It's Not a Button, So Be Careful What You Click!
Mark Clayton / Christian Science Monitor:
From the man who discovered Stuxnet, dire warnings one year later — Stuxnet, the cyberweapon that attacked and damaged an Iranian nuclear facility, has opened a Pandora's box of cyberwar, says the man who uncovered it. A Q&A about the potential threats. — One year ago a malicious …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Moneyball for tech startups — Moneyball, the film based on Michael Lewis's excellent book about the business of baseball, opens this weekend. — If you haven't read the book or seen the trailer, the basic idea is: Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane — played in the film by Brad Pitt …
Discussion: @stevecheney and @mathewi
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google News Launches “Standout” Tag for Featured Content — Today at the Online News Association conference, Google introduced a new link rel attribute that news organizations can use to mark their best work. You can mark up to seven pieces of content per week.
Ethan Klapper / 10,000 Words: Google News Releases Standout, A Way To Flag Your Best Work
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: @digiphile If there's actual adoption of this tag by quality sites, I think we'd eventually take it into account.
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Google News to add ‘featured’ labels to stories
Heather Kelly / VentureBeat: Google News introduces new tool to highlight quality articles
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: to clarify, “standout” tag can be used unlimited # of times for others, only 7 times a week for a site's own content: http://t.co/lygdDQjk
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Google introduces ‘standout’ tag for news sources to showcase their best work
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Marshall Kirkpatrick's …: Google News Strikes Blow Against Cynicism, Will Drive Pageviews to Quality Content
Nathan / The eBook Reader Blog:
Source Code at Amazon Reveals “Prime eBooks”, Possible New eBook Rental Service — A crafty code sleuth over at MobileRead uncovered one of Amazon's secrets while investigating source code trying find a picture of the new Kindle Tablet that everyone is expecting Amazon to announce at a press conference they scheduled on September 28th.
Discussion: MobileRead, TechCrunch, Electronista, TeleRead and The Digital Reader
nick541 / MobileRead: I found references to “PRIME_EBOOKS” and “kindle-video-slate” on Amazon pages!
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Kindle source code points to Prime e-book loan program
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader: Amazon Prime Free Ebook Details Leaked on Amazon.com
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
$10 Settlement Offers: The Entertainment Industry's New Copyright Tactic — Judges this year have shot down two unorthodox tactics used by the entertainment industry to collect money from file-sharers. But that hasn't stopped content companies from trying yet another new trick …
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Techdirt