Wall Street Journal:
Sprint to ‘Bet the Company’ on iPhone — With the new iPhone coming out this week, Sprint Nextel Corp. is finally expected to gain access to a device it has long coveted—but at a staggering cost. — The No. 3 wireless company is making a multibillion dollar gamble that Apple Inc.'s gadget …
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, Digital Trends, Ars Technica, AppleInsider, VentureBeat, This is my next, GigaOM, Computerworld, TechCrunch, PC Magazine, CNET News, ITworld.com, SplatF, Daring Fireball, 9to5Mac, Tech Trader Daily, The Next Web, App Advice, dailywireless.org, Engadget, Business Insider, Gizmodo, OSNews, GamePolitics blogs, PE Hub Blog, FierceWireless, SlashGear, Truthful Tech, iDownloadBlog.com, PhoneArena, @johnacook, Connected Planet Online, MacPost, FreakGeeks, TiPb, Electronista, MacStories and MobileBurn.com
Sherri L. Smith / LAPTOP Magazine: Sprint Reportedly Bets $20 Billion on iPhone, Getting iPhone 5 Exclusive?
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Sprint reportedly bet $20 billion to score iPhone deal, may carry iPhone 5 exclusively
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: Sprint goes all in on iPhone, commits to 30.5 million handsets
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Sprint bets it all on iPhone: Strikes $20B deal with Apple
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Sprint reportedly paying high price for chance to sell iPhone
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: Did Sprint Go All-In For The iPhone 5?
Roger Cheng / CNET News: Sprint commits to $20B order for 30M iPhones, WSJ says
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Sprint's huge iPhone bet: Daring or desperate?
Dan Frommer / SplatF: Hey, Sprint customers, hope you like iPhones
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: WSJ: Sprint bets the farm, ponies up $20 billion to get the iPhone
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Sprint Gets iPhone 5 Exclusivity?
Joseph Volpe / Engadget: WSJ: Sprint places $20 billion order for next iPhone, hinges company future on Apple's handset?
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: WSJ: Sprint Is Betting $20 Billion on the iPhone
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Sprint Signs $20 Billion iPhone Deal; iPhone 5 Sprint Exclusive?
James Fudge / GamePolitics blogs: WSJ: Sprint Bets $20 Billion on New iPhone
peHUBlogger Network / PE Hub Blog: Paul Grim: Sprint Bets the iFarm
Chris Burns / SlashGear: iPhone 5 may cause Sprint to bet the farm
Cody / iDownloadBlog.com: Did Sprint Just Sign a $20 Billion Deal with Apple for iPhone 5 Exclusivity?
Phone Arena: Sprint to bet the farm on a $20 billion Apple deal over the next 4 years, iPhone 5 exclusivity in tow?
John A Cook / @johnacook: @Techmeme: Sprint to ‘Bet the Company’ on iPhone (Wall Street Journal) http://t.co/eMlCAYO5" READ: ZERO FAITH IN ANDROID. Game Over
Michelle Maisto / Connected Planet Online: What Apple's new iPhone will mean for mobile operators
Mike Webb / MacPost: Sprint bets BIG on iPhone 5 Exclusivity - Commits to Buy iPhones worth $20 Billion
Andrew Wray / TiPb: Sprint gambling $20 billion on iPhone deal?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Sprint To “Bet the Company” on $20 Billion iPhone Deal
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Sprint scores iPhone 5 exclusive thanks to $20 billion deal with Apple? — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint has entered into an agreement with Apple to purchase over $20 billion worth of iPhones over the next four years — that's around 30 million iPhones.
Discussion: Computerworld, DSLreports, Sidecut Reports, Geek.com, Marketing Pilgrim, FreakGeeks, Gizmodo, PC Magazine, IntoMobile, Neowin.net, SlashGear, The Next Web and 9to5Mac
DSLreports: Did Sprint Pay a Fortune For iPhone 5 Exclusive? - CEO States They Won't Make Money on Deal Until 2014
Will Shanklin / Geek.com: Could Sprint really get an exclusive on the iPhone 5?
Absar Abdul Rehman / FreakGeeks: iPhone 5 Will Be Exclusively For Sprint, Not iPhone 4S
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: What to Expect at Apple's iPhone Event Tomorrow
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Could a Sprint iPhone Help Apple Battle Android?
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Sprint getting timed exclusive iPhone 5?
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Apple's Let's Talk iPhone 2011 event: Join us LIVE
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Sprint ‘needs to buy’ 30.5 million iPhones over 4 years, that's $20B worth at $655 per phone
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Tim Cook's only worry tomorrow: Dismal economy
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Unbelievably Wild, Crazy Ass iPhone Rumor: The iPhone 5 Is Sprint Exclusive With WiMax 4G, and Other Fanboy Fantasies — That Sprint is buying $20 billion worth of iPhones is kind of crazy. But not as crazy as what Boy Genius just posted: The iPhone 5 is going to be a Sprint exclusive, and it's going to have WiMax 4G.
Discussion: Computerworld and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Michael Arrington / UNCRUNCHED:
Welcome To CrunchFund, MG Siegler — I want to welcome MG Siegler as our newest general partner at CrunchFund. MG, who I worked with for several years at TechCrunch, will join me and Patrick Gallagher in the next couple of weeks. — More on this shortly. — Enter your comment here... Email (required) (Not published)
Discussion: Business Insider, @davemcclure, @parislemon, @joshk, @johnhcook, @arrington, @rsarver, @tristanwalker, @hunterwalk, @jason, @leenarao, @alexia, @danprimack, @peterpham, @dannysullivan, @paulcarr, @sarahlane and @parislemon
Dave McClure / @davemcclure: great move @arrington hiring @parislemon — now u don't have 2 do any real work ;)
MG Siegler / @parislemon: While she didn't get to break my news, I have to give credit to @lizgannes who had it, but reached out as a courtesy. Classy.
Josh Kopelman / @joshk: @ParisLemon congrats on making the move to VC! Will you review startup pitches in haiku like you do movies? http://t.co/VkpAdJhB
John Cook / @johnhcook: @parislemon isn't the only journalist-turned VC. Remember, Michael Moritz of Sequoia once worked as a reporter at Time.
Michael Arrington / @arrington: awkward moment at CrunchFund partner meeting today - “uh, no, MG, we can't invest the entire fund in Apple stock” :-)
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: So excited for @parislemon and his move to CrunchFund. He has an amazing intuition for startups and can't wait to see what he does as a VC
Tristan Walker / @tristanwalker: first, congrats @parislemon! Second, how is AOL letting this happen?! @arrington is winning. And winning big.
Hunter Walk / @hunterwalk: So @parislemon deciding to not answer email for a mth was just a dry run for a VC role ;-)
Jason Calacanis / @jason: .@arrington continues to destroy @techcrunch/make @AOL look bad. MG Siegler—half TC's traffic—to leave for crunchfund http://t.co/VxDfTLfz
Leena K. Rao / @leenarao: congrats @parislemon! Excited for you! MG Siegler Will Become Our Apple Columnist, And Join CrunchFund As A VC http://t.co/G5iqr7mp
Alexia Tsotsis / @alexia: Congrats @parislemon! MG Siegler Will Become Our Apple Columnist, And Join CrunchFund As A VC http://t.co/MhX9imZo
@danprimack: Wow. @parislemon joins CrunchFund. http://t.co/CcuoWlKi Did LPs know he'd be the 3rd partner? Did they know there would be a 3rd partner?
Peter Pham / @peterpham: techmeme in 3,2,1. Congrats @parislemon “@arrington: Welcome To CrunchFund, MG Siegler: http://t.co/XF5aXgLj cc@parismlemon”
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: Second TechCrunch person to move to CrunchFund, @parislemon (@arrington was the first) http://t.co/lHpsFZdr
Paul Carr / @paulcarr: Huge congratulations to @parislemon on the new gig. Really smart move by him, @arrington and CrunchFund.
Sarah Lane / @sarahlane: @parislemon not for long, ya big VC
MG Siegler / @parislemon: Quiet night in London. Too quiet.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
MG Siegler Will Become Our Apple Columnist, And Join CrunchFund As A VC — When I first reached out to MG Siegler to join TechCrunch two and a half years ago, I knew he was an amazing talent who could help cement our place as the premier technology blog on the Internet.
Discussion: @gaberivera, @joshconstine, @joehewitt and @paulcarr, more at Mediagazer »
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: Techmeme's Law of Conservation for Good Writers: good writers are never lost from Techmeme, they just change form.
Josh Constine / @joshconstine: MG Siegler to join CrunchFund as a VC, only write about Apple for TechCrunch. I'll definitely miss his FB analysis. http://t.co/iyMVjxfh
Joe Hewitt / @joehewitt: @parislemon don't know what you were thinking giving up your career at AOL.
Paul Carr / @paulcarr: “MG Siegler Will Become Our Apple Columnist, And Join CrunchFund As A VC” <— Impressive to bury a lede in a headline
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple will NOT stream tomorrow's iPhone event — In case there was any question, we've heard directly from Apple PR that there won't be a webcast of Apple's iPhone launch event. Last Year's September event was live streamed but for unspecified reasons, Apple has chosen to keep this one off the airwaves.
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch, FreakGeeks, MacStories and iDownloadBlog.com
Matt Burns / TechCrunch: The iPhone 5/4S: The Complete Rumor Rundown
Hamza Tariq / FreakGeeks: Apple Will Not Stream The iPhone Launch Event Live
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Won't Offer Live Video Stream of Tomorrow's Event
Robert Scoble / Google+:
Will tomorrow be Steve Jobs' last big thing? — I read all the press reports, like this one on CNET, about what Apple is announcing tomorrow http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3- 20114545-248/what-to-expect-from-apples - iphone-event/ or the others here on Techmeme: http://www.techmeme.com/111003/ p13#a111003p13 …
Discussion: 9to5Mac, PC World, CNET News, PadGadget, App Advice, FreakGeeks, MacPost and GottaBeMobile
Jared Newman / PC World: Apple's iPhone Event: 5 Things to Watch For
Leslie Katz / CNET News: Follow Apple's iPhone event live
Jillian / PadGadget: Apple Releasing a New iPad Video App?
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Last Minute iPhone Rumors
Absar Abdul Rehman / FreakGeeks: Steve Jobs Expected To Attend Tomorrow's iPhone Event
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S: What to Expect
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Tim Cook's time to shine with new Apple iPhone
Tim Cook's time to shine with new Apple iPhone
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: 2012: A 107 Million iPhone Year?
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Let's talk Tuesday: iPhones, iPods, and more
Rik Myslewski / The Register: October 14 declared ‘Steve Jobs Day’
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Ticonderoga on the new iPhone: Prepare for media blitz, long lines, unprecedented demand
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Analysts predict big iPhone sales as press event nears
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: How Apple could screw up iPhone launch
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone 5 Risks Same Old Same Old
IPhone 5 Risks Same Old Same Old
Discussion: Digits, paidContent, 9to5Mac, BGR and NBC Bay Area
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Questions loom over Steve Jobs' attendance at tomorrow's iPhone event
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: If Apple introduces an iPhone 4S, it's probably not going to just be a new iPhone 4
Scott Budman / NBC Bay Area: How the iPhone Is Built Into What We Do
Jeffrey Veen / The Typekit Blog:
Adobe acquires Typekit — Just a few moments ago, Adobe's CTO Kevin Lynch took the stage at their annual MAX conference and explained the company's Creative Cloud strategy. Part of that announcement is very big news for us: Typekit has been acquired by Adobe. — We are thrilled.
Discussion: Business Wire, ReadWriteWeb, BetaNews, CNET News, Between the Lines Blog, VentureBeat, True Ventures, @ryanchris, ReadWriteWeb, IntoMobile and The Next Web
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Adobe buys TypeKit
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Adobe buys PhoneGap, TypeKit for better Web tools
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Adobe acquires cloud font site Typekit as part of larger creative cloud service offering
Ryan Freitas / @ryanchris: Congratulations @veen @mason @rcarver @gregveen and the entire @typekit team on the Adobe acquisition!
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: Adobe Acquires Web Font Pioneer Typekit
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web: Adobe Acquires Typekit
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
PhoneGap to become an Apache project as Adobe acquires Nitobi
PhoneGap to become an Apache project as Adobe acquires Nitobi
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Adobe Beefs Up HTML5. Mobile Arsenal with Nitobi PhoneGap Acquisition
Andre Charland / Andre's Blog:
Nitobi enters into Acquisition Agreement with Adobe
Nitobi enters into Acquisition Agreement with Adobe
Discussion: The Register, PhoneGap and ReadWriteWeb
Tim Anderson / The Register: Adobe announces Creative Cloud, acquires PhoneGap
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: PhoneGap Creator Nitobi Acquired by Adobe
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Co-Founder of Siri: Assistant launch is a “World-Changing Event” (Interview) — On Tuesday, Apple will change the way humans interact with electronic devices. All over again. — Perhaps the biggest announcement at Apple's iPhone event on Tuesday will be Assistant, Apple's evolution of the Siri Personal Assistant Software.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Gizmodo, SlashGear, IntoMobile, Gadget Lab, iDownloadBlog.com and Touch Arcade
Shawn Carolan / AllThingsD: Mostly Sunny With 100 Percent Chance of Apples
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: This Is How Apple's New iOS 5 Assistant May Work
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab: Apple's Rumored Virtual Assistant Could Outshine the New iPhone
Eli Hodapp / Touch Arcade: 24 Hours Until the iPhone Press Event
Brian / The Tech Erra:
Apple to allow iOS app rentals soon? — After some examinations of various strings in iTunes 10.5 beta 9, @SonnyDickson found some interesting results. — If you look at the below image, you can see that it may soon be possible to rent iOS apps. At the end of the rental period …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Apple To Battle iOS Piracy With App Rentals?
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Hidden Strings Inside Latest iTunes Beta Say You'll Soon Be Able To Rent Your Apps
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: Report: iTunes beta suggests app rentals may be in iOS's future
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: App rentals arriving?
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: App Rentals Coming Soon?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: iOS App Rentals In The Works?
Oliver Haslam / iDownloadBlog.com: Is Apple Set to Announce App Trials?
Chris Burns / SlashGear: iOS App Rentals coming this week
Will Shanklin / Geek.com: Could app rentals lead to a breakthrough in iOS gaming?
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Rumor: App rentals coming to iOS?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: “App Rentals” Coming to iOS?
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: App rentals could be on the way for iOS devices
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Could App rentals be a panacea for developers?
Hamza Tariq / FreakGeeks: Apple To Introduce iOS App Rentals In iOS 5
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sean Parker Is Now On Twitter: “Sorry Zuck” — Sean Parker is getting a lot louder. — You've been hearing about him for a decade now — cofounder of Napster and Plaxo, founding President of Facebook, and most recently as an investor (and advocate) of Spotify.
Discussion: CNET News, @sparker, The Next Web, The Blog Herald and AllTwitter
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Sean Parker graces Twitter with apology to Zuckerberg
Sean Parker / @sparker: Sorry Zuck, I had to do it eventually. (Actually @scooterbraun made me do it.)
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Sean Parker's First Tweet: “Sorry Zuck”
James Johnson / The Blog Herald: Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Joins Twitter, Apologizes To Zuckerberg
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘iPhone 4S’ 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Listings at Vodafone Germany — Over the past few days, there have been a number of reports of next generation iPhone models appear in various inventories. Both Radio Shack and Cincinnati Bell websites have listed “iPhone 5” entries, fueling speculation …
Discussion: InfoWorld, Computerworld, AllThingsD, AppleInsider, 9to5Mac, Electronista, Digital Trends, Gizmodo, Gadget Lab, FreakGeeks, SlashGear, CNET News, Geek.com, iPhone Buzz, BGR, everythingiCafe, PhoneArena, GottaBeMobile, TechSpot, Guardian and Business Insider
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Apple's iPhone 17: Best. Phone. Ever.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Breaking: Apple Will Probably Sell a Lot of iPhones
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Vodafone Germany mentions 16/32/64GB iPhone 4S, 8GB iPhone 4
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Apple iPhone 5 expected to ‘shatter’ sales records
Absar Abdul Rehman / FreakGeeks: 8GB iPhone 4, 16/32/64 GB iPhone 4S Founded In Vodafone's German Website
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: iPhone 4S listings hit Vodafone Germany
Roger Cheng / CNET News: iPhone 4S pops up on German carrier's website
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: iPhone 4S 16GB, 32GB and 64GB appear on Vodafone's German website
K. T. Bradford / GottaBeMobile: iPhone 4S Rumors Get Boost From Germany's Vodafone Website
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Vodafone Germany lists three iPhone 4S models
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple iPhone 5 launch still veiled in secrecy
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
‘Diggnation,’ Popular Web Talk Show, to End in December — Together, Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht are akin to Oprah for a certain class of tech enthusiasts. — The weekly beta-testing and beer-guzzling show they have hosted for six years, “Diggnation,” adapted the television talk show format …
Discussion: PC Magazine, @kevinrose and NBC Bay Area
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: ‘Diggnation’ Video Show Coming to an End
Kevin Rose / @kevinrose: after 6+ yrs we're ending Diggnation in Dec, hope you can make the last show and thanks for watching all these years: http://t.co/3pv8Mnf4
Mathew Luschek / NBC Bay Area: ‘Diggnation’ Web Show to End in December
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Rhapsody to acquire Napster (scoop) — Rhapsody, one of the older subscription music services, has now made it official. The company has acquired Napster subscribers and other assets from Best Buy, the companies said today. In a deal that CNET first reported, Rhapsody has acquired Napster's subscribers …
Discussion: GeekWire, PR Newswire, Mobile Marketing Watch, TechCrunch, PE Hub Blog, GigaOM, mocoNews, paidContent, The Seattle Times, The Tech Trade, TechSpot, BetaNews, DealBook, AllThingsD, @danprimack, @preetatweets and The Loop
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Rhapsody president on surprise Napster acquisition: 'We've got a lot of wind in our sails'
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Rhapsody To Acquire Streaming Music Competitor Napster
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Rhapsody buys Napster to counter its Spotify envy
Laura Hazard Owen / mocoNews: Rhapsody Is Acquiring Napster From Best Buy
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Rhapsody Is Acquiring Napster Subscribers And Some Other Assets
Shawn Knight / TechSpot: Rhapsody acquires Napster, obtains all subscribers
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Napster's finally dead: Rhapsody to acquire service/subscribers from Best Buy
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Rhapsody Buys Napster Subscribers from Best Buy
@danprimack: Rhapsody buying Napster from Best Buy. In related news, Unilever is buying Webvan from Kroegers.
Anupreeta Das / @preetatweets: Rhapsody buying Napster from Best Buy. Why does this piece of news feel like it belongs to another era?
Peter Cohen / The Loop: ∞ Rhapsody to acquire Napster
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Attention Shoppers: Coupons.com Grabs $30M in Funding From Greylock — Among the hot and hyped Web 2.0 scene, not many would pick out 13-year-old digital promotions site, Coupons.com. — But, on the heels of a recent $200 million funding — which valued the quiet Mountain View, Calif. …
Discussion: VentureBeat and VatorNews
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Coupons.com secures $30M from Greylock Partners
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Coupons.com gets first VC investment ever: $30M
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Mashable, Once a One-Man Blog, Gains Clout in Social Media — Pete Cashmore acknowledged he was nervous. Only a few years ago, he was living with his parents in a small town in northeast Scotland, trying to start a technology blog. Now, at 26, he was about to interview Elie Wiesel …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com, more at Mediagazer »
Google's Schmidt Says Acquisition of Motorola Won't ‘Screw Up’ Android — Google Inc. (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt said the $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. may spur competition among phone makers using its Android software, and the company won't play favorites with its partners.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Android Phone Fans, AllThingsD, Tech Trader Daily, MobileSyrup.com, IntoMobile and Droid Life
Brent Rose / Gizmodo: Eric Schmidt Swears Google Won't “Screw Up” Android
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Schmidt: Google Won't Screw Up Android
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com: Google's Eric Schmidt says Motorola acquisition won't “screw up” Android... “We won't play favorites”
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Eric Schmidt says Google won't screw up Android ecosystem with Motorola acquisition
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Adobe unveils Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop Touch and five other tablet apps — Update: We go hands on with new Adobe Touch Apps! — Adobe Photoshop Touch and five other new iPad apps from Adobe will land on the App Store soon, coming to Android devices in November.
Discussion: eWeek, BetaNews, GigaOM, EON, PC World, VentureBeat, Computerworld, TUAW and Electronista
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Adobe Announces Creative Cloud Offering
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Adobe stiffs Apple
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Flash who? Adobe gets serious about mobile, cloud & HTML5
Joab Jackson / PC World: Adobe Embraces Touch With Six New Apps
Heather Kelly / VentureBeat: Adobe's new Creative Cloud service offers fresh ways to collaborate, pay for software
Joab Jackson / Computerworld: Adobe launches cloud services for content creators
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Adobe to launch 6 new tablet apps, including Photoshop Touch
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
More new Microsoft Hotmail features targetting ‘gray mail’ due by end of 2011 — Summary: Microsoft is adding more granular spam-fighting and organization tools to Hotmail between now and the end of the year, officials said on October 3. — Microsoft is adding more new features …
Discussion: The Windows Blog, GigaOM, CNET News, VentureBeat, LiveSide.net and Engadget
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog: Hotmail declares war on graymail
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Microsoft aiming to clean up Hotmail user's inboxes
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat: Hotmail is launching a war on inbox clutter, how people perceive its e-mail
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Giving Hotmail another look
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Tweet Science — Twitter is building a machine to convert 140 characters on Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, narcissism, the struggle for human freedom, and Starbucks into cash—and quick, before its moment passes. Is this asking too much of even the world's best technologists?
Discussion: Felix Salmon, The Next Web, Business Insider and Gizmodo
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web: Twitter looks to its power users to reinvent advertising
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Morale At Twitter Is Low As Engineers Bolt And The Company Struggles To Turn A Profit
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: How Twitter Plans to Stay Relevant
Mike Krieger / Instagram Engineering:
Sharding & IDs at Instagram — With more than 25 photos & 90 likes every second, we store a lot of data here at Instagram. To make sure all of our important data fits into memory and is available quickly for our users, we've begun to shard our data—in other words, place the data in many smaller buckets …
Discussion: The Next Web
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Greylock Funds WhoSay's Celebrity Social Media Platform — A start-up that counts megastars like Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler and Ellen DeGeneres among its active users now has a high-profile Silicon Valley investor: Greylock Partners. — In an interview last week, Greylock partner David Sze …
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Greylock invests in media management company WhoSay
John Cook / GeekWire:
IPO window closes, raises fears among venture capitalists — Over the course of the past week, I've bumped into a venture capitalist and a high-tech lawyer who shared with me nearly identical information. Basically, they said things are slowing down. And now here's more evidence of that fact.
Discussion: Betabeat and PE Hub Blog
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Venture-Backed IPOs Are Already Feeling That Startup Winter
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: VC-Backed IPOs Plummet 64% in Q3 while M&A Jumps 58%
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Kindle Fire pre-orders reach 95,000 units on day one, market research firm says — Amazon reportedly sold 95,000 Kindle Fire tablets during the device's first day of pre-sales availability alone. According to estimates from market research and intelligence firm eDataSource …
Discussion: CNET News, IntoMobile and VentureBeat