Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler Blog:
Exclusive: Adobe ceases development on mobile browser Flash, refocuses efforts on HTML5 — Summary: Adobe has briefed developers on the impending cessation of mobile flash browser plugin development. … Additionally, the e-mail briefing to Adobe's partners has been summed up as follows:
Discussion: Guardian, InfoWorld, WinRumors, ZDNet, TechEye, Fast Company, Computerworld, paidContent, CNET News, eWeek, Inquirer, Engadget, Gadget Lab, Fortune, Gizmodo, @counternotions, Ubergizmo, TechnoBuffalo, O'Grady's PowerPage, Techland, MobileSyrup.com, Tim Anderson's ITWriting, AllThingsD, Know Your Mobile, ReadWriteWeb, iDownloadBlog.com, The Verge, Softpedia News, Pocket-lint, Electricpig.co.uk, Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, Appboy Blog, GottaBeMobile, IntoMobile, Daring Fireball, SlashGear, I4U News, The Next Web, PhoneNews.com, MacRumors, Mashable!, @gassee, @chartier, PhoneArena, @mollydotcom, Android Phone Fans, @gruber, @parislemon, Electronista, Business Insider, Android Police, T3 News, TG Daily, Phones Review, parislemon, biskero and WMPoweruser, Thanks:jperlow
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Adobe kills mobile Flash
Roger A. Grimes / InfoWorld: Adobe said to end mobile Flash, reveals enterprise pullback
James Kendrick / ZDNet: Killing Flash for mobile is best thing for Android
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo Band Together For Ads, Facebook's Biggest User Will Soon Be India, Adobe Dumps Flash On Mobile
Richi Jennings / Computerworld: Ding-dong! Adobe Flash is dead (on mobile).
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Adobe abandons Flash plug-in for mobile devices: report
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Adobe Killing Flash Mobile Development
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Adobe is killing off Flash for mobile web browsers
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Adobe reportedly will announce the end of Flash Player for mobile devices
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Adobe layoffs, gives up on Flash mobile?
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo: Report: Adobe Is Finally Pulling the Plug on Mobile Flash
Kontra / @counternotions: Adobe CEO 2010: “Technology problems [w/ Flash] Mr. Jobs mentionsare ‘really a smokescreen’” 2011: No more mobile Flash Player development
Hubert Nguyen / Ubergizmo: Adobe to give up on Flash for mobiles
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumor: Adobe to announce cancelation of Flash Player for mobile platforms
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Gone in a Flash? Adobe Said Halting Development on Mobile Version of Its Plug-In
Richard Goodwin / Know Your Mobile: Adobe dropping Flash in favour of HTML5
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Steve Jobs Wins: Adobe to Give Up Mobile Flash for HTML5
Softpedia News: Apple Pushed Mobile Flash to Its Death, but That Doesn't Make It a ‘Win’ for Cupertino
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Adobe Flash for mobile: The end is nigh
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Adobe Abandoning Flash for Android, Mobile Platforms
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Adobe kills Flash for mobile devices, proves that Apple was right all along
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: ZDNet: Adobe to Cease Development of Flash Player for Mobile Browsers
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Adobe to trash Flash Player Mobile
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Adobe stops Flash Development on Mobile Browsers
Aayush Arya / The Next Web: Adobe to Discontinue Mobile Flash Plugin
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Breaking: Adobe to Cease Development of Mobile Flash, Moving to HTML 5/AIR
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Adobe Stops Development of Mobile Browser Flash [REPORT]
Jean-Louis Gassée / @gassee: Adobe Flash Evangelist in 2010: GoScrew Yourself Apple http://t.co/iUvoVT42 November 2011: Oops, no more Mobile Flash http://t.co/YMACMJ4t
David Chartier / @chartier: Let's take a break from stomping on mobile Flash's grave to remember Adobe just announced 750 layoffs. Losing a job ain't fun.
Molly E. Holzschlag / @mollydotcom: The most important lesson to take from Flash? Don't ever, ever put all your developer eggs into one basket. Skill diversity is essential.
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans: Is Adobe Packing Up Their Flash Player And Walking Away From Android? Say It Ain't So
John Gruber / @gruber: We're losing a great bozo filter. Anyone who endorsed Flash player for mobile was someone you knew, immediately, was stupid.
MG Siegler / @parislemon: Mobile Flash is so close to being perfected. I can feel it. iOS is so screwed. LOL. http://t.co/YdneYGkP
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Adobe Is About To Kill The Mobile Flash Player
David Ruddock / Android Police: Breaking (Rumor): Adobe Calling It Quits On Flash For Android And All Other Mobile Platforms
Thomas Tamblyn / T3 News: Adobe kills Flash on smartphones to focus on apps
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Adobe scraps mobile Flash
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Steve's Last Laugh: Adobe Killing Off Flash For Mobile Devices — The year was 2008. I was at an event focused on mobile, sitting in on a roundtable discussion with several folks from key companies in the industry. One gentleman was from Adobe. The iPhone had launched the previous year, famously without any support for Flash.
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk and The Tech Herald …
Joe Minihane / Electricpig.co.uk: Adobe Flash Player for mobile scrapped: Steve Jobs gets his wish at last
Apple: We Have No Plans To Bring Siri To Older Devices — Apple has allegedly given the official word that Siri will not be coming to older iOS devices, at least not any time soon. I received word yesterday from someone who contacted Apple with a bug report, suggesting an optional build …
Discussion: AppleInsider, 9to5Mac, Electricpig.co.uk, FSMdotCOM, Softpedia News, MacRumors, The Next Web, Jailbreak Nation, SlashGear, Apple newZ • …, Phones Review, MacGazette.net, Edible Apple, iDownloadBlog.com, PhoneArena and everythingiCafe, Thanks:michaelsteeber
Joe Minihane / Electricpig.co.uk: Siri on iPhone 4: Apple says it has no official plans, now can we move on?
murdaFSM / FSMdotCOM: Apple: Siri Only Works On iPhone 4S And We Currently Have No Plans To Support Older Devices
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Apple Has No Plans to Support Siri on Older Devices
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple: “No plans” for Siri on older devices
Shanaka Fernando / Apple newZ • Jailbreak …: Apple Might Not Bring Siri To iPhone 4, 3GS Or iPod Touch 4G
Alex Heath / iDownloadBlog.com: Apple on Siri: “We Currently Have No Plans to Support Older Devices”
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Apple Has No Plans To Support Siri On Older Devices
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Barnes & Noble Urges U.S. Regulators to Probe Microsoft on Mobile Patents — Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) asked U.S. regulators to investigate whether Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) seeks to monopolize the mobile-device market by demanding patent royalties on electronics running on Google Inc.'s Android operating system.
Discussion: TechEye, SlashGear, Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, CNET News, Phones Review, Slashdot, Android Phones …, The Verge, Ars Technica, Neowin.net and Electronista
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Barnes & Noble calls for US investigation into Microsoft
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal: B&N Sought Microsoft Inquiry
Soulskill / Slashdot: B&N Sought DoJ Inquiry Over Microsoft Patents 35
The Droid Guy / Android Phones, Android Tablets …: Barnes And Noble Takes On The Microsoft Mafia In Defense Of Android
Nilay Patel / The Verge: Barnes & Noble asked Justice Department to go after Microsoft in response to Android patent lawsuits
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Barnes and Noble wants Microsoft probed about patent deals
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Barnes & Noble's 29-page slide deck calls B.S. on Microsoft's Android patent campaign — Is this PowerPoint's Revenge? — A 29-page slide deck - made public this week in Microsoft's patent lawsuit against Barnes & Noble — outlines, in great detail, the bookseller's objections …
Maciej Ceglowski / Pinboard:
The Social Graph is Neither — I first came across the phrase social graph in 2007, in an essay by Brad Fitzpatrick, though I'd be curious to know if it goes back further. — The idea of representing relationships between people as networks is old, but this was the first time I had thought …
Discussion: Ross Mayfield's Weblog, @chrisvanpatten, @pinboard and Daring Fireball
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog: PageRank is Dead (The Rush to SocialRank)
Chris Van Patten / @chrisvanpatten: “Imagine the U.S. Census as conducted by direct marketers.” @Pinboard takes on the social graph http://t.co/yhsGjTNu via @samuelclay
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: The Social Graph Is Neither
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The children are our future, and they're not paying for TV — A weak economy is putting pressure on the pay TV industry, as it struggles to get new users to sign up for cable, IPTV and satellite services. But the short-term issue around the affordability of cable is hiding a bigger trend …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Free, Legal Music Downloads, Few Strings Attached — From the “sometimes you really can get a free lunch” file: Here's a free, legal way to download music, with barely any strings attached. — Said strings: You have to visit a certain brand's Facebook page, “Like” their page or jump through …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Google+ Is Dead — The search behemoth might not realize it yet, but its chance to compete with Facebook has come and gone. — Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt didn't post his first Google+ message until three months after it went live — AFP/Getty Images.
Steve Rubel / Google+: I have decided not to post here for the time being. I will leave my profile up.
Caleb Garling / Wired Enterprise: Why Google Plus Pages (Will) Beat Facebook. And Twitter
Mat Honan / Gizmodo: Google's Real Names Policy Is Evil
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: Google+ Brand Pages Are the “Wild West"- for Now
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: Google+ has problems. But dead says @fmanjoo - no, dead is like Digg. “Doomed” way too strong http://t.co/1Xvgd2He
Jillian C. York / Google+: Kind of have to agree. Still angry about nyms, most of the comments …
John Battelle / FM Blog: Weds. Signal: Google Plus Brands Equals....?
Seth Colaner / HotHardware.com News: Google Launches Google+ Pages Worldwide
Denny Carter / eCampus News: Google+ allows colleges to create official pages
Google Apps update alerts:
Deprecation of Gmail App for BlackBerry — Beginning November 22, 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for Blackberry (installed native app). Over this past year, we've focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.
Discussion: PhoneArena, AllThingsD, Pocket-lint, Know Your Mobile, Gadget Lab, Phones Review, Stealthmode Blog and Mobile Industry Review
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Gmail app for BlackBerry killed by Google
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Google Kills Off BlackBerry Gmail App
James / Phones Review: News on BlackBerry Apps
Francine / Stealthmode Blog: The New Gmail and Your Grandma
Editer / Xbox.com Blog:
Xbox.com: Enhanced! New Social & Video Sections — In the coming days, the familiar “My Xbox” section of Xbox.com is going away. Fear not: It's being replaced with a significant update that will make it even easier to see what your friends are doing on Xbox LIVE.
Discussion: Engadget, WinRumors, LiveSide.net, Electronista, Kotaku, Neowin.net and Joystiq
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Xbox.com upgrade will add new Social features, support for Xbox Live Beacons
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Xbox.com makeover “in the coming days”: Social, Beacons, Video...and music (!)
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Xbox.com getting major Metro overhaul very soon
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Google offers support to Android firms in lawsuits — (Reuters) - Google Inc will continue to offer support to firms using its Android system that are involved in legal disputes, its executive chairman Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday, as the Internet giant looks to cement alliances in the face of toughening competition.
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
Nvidia Unveils Tegra 3, World's First Quad-Core Mobile Processor — The Eee Pad Transformer Prime by ASUS is the first tablet to run the Tegra 3 processor. Photo courtesy of NVidia — Nvidia has unveiled its long-anticipated Tegra 3 processor, the world's first quad-core chip designed specifically for mobile devices.
Discussion: Inquirer, IntoMobile, Digits, PC World, AppleInsider, AnandTech, TechEye, Electronista, AllThingsD, VentureBeat, Android Police, Engadget, Android Phone Fans, The Verge, Android and Me and CNET News
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Asus unveils the Eee Pad Transformer Prime
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: NVIDIA Tegra 3 is a quad-core beast that will make your eyes bleed - In a good way
Don Clark / Digits: Nvidia Delivers Unusual Five-brained Chip
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech: NVIDIA's Tegra 3 Launched: Architecture Revealed
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Nvidia shouts about Tegra 3
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Nvidia launches its Tegra 3 mobile graphics processor
Cameron Summerson / Android Police: NVIDIA's Tegra 3 Quad-Core Processor Goes Official - Check Out Its Raw Power In These Gameplay And Comparison Videos
Vlad Savov / The Verge: Nvidia Tegra 3 official: a 1.3GHz quad-core chip with five times the performance of Tegra 2
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: 3 reasons to get a Tegra 3 Android device this year
Eric Franklin / CNET News: Nvidia's Tegra 3 CPU increases performance while saving power
ASUS Unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime, First Tegra 3 Tablet Hits December for $499
ASUS Unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime, First Tegra 3 Tablet Hits December for $499
Chris Davies / SlashGear: ASUS: No 3G Transformer Prime plans at launch
Dana Wollman / Engadget: Transformer Prime detailed: 10-inch Super IPS+ display, 12-hour battery and quad-core Tegra 3 …
Joanna Stern / The Verge: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime: the first quad-core Tegra 3 tablet arrives in early December for $499
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: The Boxee Box is getting a live TV tuner (video) — Boxee Box owners will soon be able to watch live television through the device, with the help of a special USB dongle that functions as a tuner for free over-the-air HD TV signals. The live TV feature is part of a major update …
Discussion: Electronista, Digital Trends, SlashGear, The Verge and BetaNews, Thanks:ryanlawler
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Boxee Live TV update leaks
Nick Peers / BetaNews: Get TV from your PC, anytime, anywhere
The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla Firefox Adds Twitter Search and New Features that Make Web Browsing Easier — Today, we're releasing an update to Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Firefox for Android. This update includes new features that make Web browsing easier and give users and developers more control over how they customize their Web experience.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: Kindle Cloud Reader Comes to Firefox
Iain Thomson / The Register: Mozilla updates to Firefox 8, disables add-ons
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Firefox 8 Officially Released
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Firefox 8 brings Twitter search to the party
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Firefox 8 is here — Summary: Mozilla officially releases another new version of Firefox.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Twitter, Mozilla Strike Deal That Bakes Twitter Search Into Firefox 8 Search Box
Scott Popowich / PocketDroid: Mozilla Firefox 8 now available on the Android market
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Mozilla releases Firefox 8 with built-in Twitter search
Gary D. Price / INFOdocket: Firefox 8 Now Available, Includes Twitter Search Option
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)? — Summary: Microsoft is poised to release to manufacturing Silverlight 5. There's word from some of my contacts that this might be the last major release of Silverlight, but Microsoft isn't confirming or denying.
Discussion: The Verge, Neowin.net and The Next Web
Vlad Savov / The Verge: Microsoft may halt development work on Silverlight plugin after next release
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: Microsoft to shut down Silverlight after version 5
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Silverlight's coming 5th version could be its last
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop — Since taking over the reigns as Nokia's CEO in Sept. 2010, Stephen Elop has done what was considered unthinkable: Abandon Nokia's Symbian platform in favor of Microsoft's Windows phone software. Nokia's smartphone sales have slumped in relation …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart Goes Mobile With New Apps For iPhone & iPad — Today, Walmart is launching an updated iPhone application and a new iPad app, in an effort to better connect customers' offline and online shopping experiences. The iPhone app in particular brings a number of new features …
Discussion: Social Markets, GigaOM, The inneractive Blog, Forbes and AllThingsD
Lydia Dishman / Forbes: Inside Walmart's App Strategy to Turn User Experience Into Sales
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Adobe ‘Restructures,’ Eliminates 750 Jobs In North America And Europe — We've been hearing rumors of Adobe layoffs all day, and the company just released a statement announcing that it is ‘restructuring’ its business, which will result in the elimination of 750 jobs in North America and Europe.
Discussion: Adobe, Computerworld, Business Wire, Wall Street Journal, eWeek, Macworld, Engadget, VentureBeat, MacNN, NBC Bay Area, Neowin.net, Between the Lines Blog, Business Insider, The Tech Trade and AllThingsD
Adobe: Adobe Reaffirms Fourth Quarter FY2011 Revenue Target, Restructures to Align Business around …
Steven D. Jones / Wall Street Journal: Adobe to Cut About 750 Jobs
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Adobe Restructures, Lays Off 750
James Niccolai / Macworld: Adobe to reduce enterprise software investment
Christopher Trout / Engadget: Adobe to lay off 750 workers, restructure around digital media, marketing
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat: Adobe lays off 750 workers to reach financial goals & emphasize digital focus
Lori Preuitt / NBC Bay Area: Adobe Announces Layoffs
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Adobe to cut 750 jobs in restructuring
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: ADOBE FIRES 750 — Adobe just announced that it's laying off 750 full-time employees.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: Adobe Cutting 750 Jobs; Moves Will Cut 2012 Growth
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Adobe Eliminates 750 Jobs in Restructuring
Matt Haber / Fast Company:
Facebook For The Famous — Backed by heavyweights in three disparate industries—Amazon, CAA, and Greylock Partners—WhoSay.com lets celebrities do something Twitter and Facebook don't: own their online content. Tom Hanks, Anderson Cooper, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Feig, and nearly 900 other stars have already signed up for the service.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
How many iPhones are being discarded in the US? — In the recently posted US Smartphone Landscape I used comScore's data to paint a picture of the growth of smartphones in general and the shape of the mobile platforms in the US. The source was survey data measuring the installed base.
Trevor Timm / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The Stop Online Piracy Act: A Blacklist by Any Other Name Is Still a Blacklist — During the past week, momentum against the House's draconian copyright bill has gained steam, as venture capitalists, Internet giants and major artists have denounced it for handing corporations unprecedented power …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Police Arrest Fugitive Suspect in Kino.to Piracy Ring — On June 11th 2011, Europe witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history. The popular movie streaming portal Kino.to was shut down and a dozen people connected to the site were arrested.
Dante Cesa / Engadget:
Apple reaches settlement in MagSafe class action suit, dodges fireball — Apple's MagSafe has been veritable boon to the clumsy, saving MacBooks from accidental drops since 2006. The magnetic solution, however, hasn't been exactly great when keeping those same notebooks spark free.
Discussion: Apple, AppleInsider, CNET News, The Verge, Neowin.net, Softpedia News, Ars Technica, iPhone Savior, MacRumors, MacNN, iClarified, TUAW and SlashGear
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Apple settles split cord MagSafe lawsuit
Sean Hollister / The Verge: Apple settles MagSafe ‘strain relief’ lawsuit; get cash if you replaced a frayed AC adapter
Nathan Tsui / Neowin.net: Apple class action settlement offers MagSafe replacements to MacBook owners
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Apple launches MagSafe adapter replacement program
Wall Street Journal:
Judges Challenge Phone Location Tracking — State and federal authorities follow the movements of thousands of Americans each year by secretly monitoring the location of their cellphones, often with little judicial oversight, in a practice facing legal challenges.
Discussion: New York Times
Adam Liptak / New York Times: Court Casts a Wary Eye on Tracking by GPS
Alexia Tsotsis / Techcrunch:
Head Of Communications Sean Garrett Leaves Twitter — Twitter Head of Communications Sean Garrett (@SG) has just announced that he's leaving Twitter in a series of tweets. When asked to confirm his departure, Twitter Communications Representative Carolyn Penner said, “I think his tweets speak for themselves...”
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, @sg, @ed, @ed, AllThingsD, Business Insider, @rsarver, @sg and @dannysullivan
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Communications Head Sean Garrett Leaving the Company
Sean Garrett / @sg: BREAKING: Indeed, for the first time since 1993, I'm going to take more than a two week break between jobs.
Ed Shahzade / @ed: @SG Sean, in 31 years around business and communications, I've never seen a leader more loved and respected by their team than you.
Ed Shahzade / @ed: Twitter VP/Comms, Sean Garrett (@SG) is leaving. He and his team accomplished an extraordinary amount in two years. [More soon]
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: Twitter PR Head Leaves
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Twitter's Top PR Exec Is Leaving
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: @SG you're one of the best I've worked with and it's been a true pleasure for the past two years. Let us enjoy your sabbatical vicariously!
Sean Garrett / @sg: No plans yet. Free agency. After creating and fulfilling a killer sabbatical list (suggestions welcomed).
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Killing the 500-shareholder rule — The 500-shareholder rule is heading for the scrapyard. — Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today introduced legislation that would effectively eliminate a rule that many have cited as the reason Facebook may go public next year.
Discussion: Gawker, Business Insider and Betabeat
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Let's Rewrite Securities Law for Facebook