Nancy Gohring / Macworld:
Venture capitalist: Jobs wanted own network with unlicensed spectrum — Steve Jobs initially hoped to create his own network with the unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi uses rather than work with the mobile operators, said wireless industry legend John Stanton.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Steve Jobs wanted to build a wireless carrier, but gave up
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Steve Jobs Toyed With Idea Of Building His Own Wireless Carrier
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Steve Jobs Considered Using WiFi To ‘Replace’ Phone Networks
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Steve Jobs wanted to replace carriers with an Apple network
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Did Steve Jobs want Apple to launch its own wireless network?
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Steve Jobs wanted Apple to become a carrier prior to iPhone release
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Steve Jobs wanted to ‘replace’ carriers using Wi-Fi spectrum
Ben Reid / Redmond Pie: Steve Jobs Envisaged Apple As A Wireless Carrier Before The Original iPhone Release
Matthew Sims / App Advice: Apple Wanted To Be Its Own Carrier For iPhone
Amazon Kindle Fire Teardown — Amazon proposes to offer users a full media experience with their $199 tablet. It didn't take long until we decided to see what they crammed inside this value package. Did this teardown kindle a fiery passion for gadget disassembly in you?
Discussion: Digits, Ubergizmo, Pulse2, Liliputing, 9to5Google, Gadget Lab, Electronista, GottaBeMobile, The Digital Reader, Android Phone Fans and TechCrunch
Don Clark / Digits: TI Gets Chip Win Inside Kindle Fire
Edwin Kee / Ubergizmo: Amazon Kindle Fire is easy to fix
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Amazon Kindle Fire Is Loaded With TI Chips
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Amazon Kindle Fire dissected: It's mostly battery
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab: Kindle Fire Teardown Shows It's Easy to Repair
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader: Inside the Kindle Fire
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: After Teardown, Amazon Kindle Fire is an Open Book
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Kindle Fire Gets Torn Down - No Surprises Here
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Microsoft Socl: inside the company's secret social network (exclusive) — Earlier this summer, a teaser page appeared at Socl.com revealing Tulalip, an oddly named service from Microsoft promising a new way to “Find what you need and Share what you know.” Facebook and Twitter sign-ins were offered …
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News, TechCrunch, Microsoft News, SlashGear and WinRumors
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Is Socl.com Microsoft's answer to Google+?
Steven Musil / CNET News: A look at Socl—Microsoft's secret ‘social search’ project
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Microsoft Research's Socl Social Network Gets A Little More Real
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Microsoft socl social network seen and denied
Google Music Store Chases Apple's ITunes — Google Inc. (GOOG) is entering the online music market almost a decade too late to pose a threat to Apple Inc. (AAPL), the largest seller of songs on the Web. — The service, scheduled to be unveiled at a Google event in Los Angeles today …
Discussion: 9to5Google and parislemon
Sony on Board for Google Music Launch Tomorrow: Report
Sony on Board for Google Music Launch Tomorrow: Report
Discussion: CNET News, Wall Street Journal, Know Your Cell, Business Insider and The Verge
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Google working to close music licensing deals
Know Your Cell: Google reportedly closes licensing deals with three of the four major record labels for MP3 store
MG Siegler / parislemon:
“Greater Choice” — Late last night, I linked to a blog post Google put up and jotted down some initial thoughts. Given the response (thousands of views, 100+ notes, etc.), I thought it was only fair that I elaborate a bit. Google's post is entitled “Greater choice for wireless access point owners”.
Discussion: @ed, @parislemon, @mattcutts and @fromedome
Ed Shahzade / @ed: @mattcutts Matt, @parislemon and others nailed it. Fleischer's post illustrates a continued, serious disconnect between G and the world.
MG Siegler / @parislemon: @mattcutts my only suggestion is not to write that blog post. or at least not in that way. comes across very poorly.
Matt Cutts / @mattcutts: @parislemon assuming that you need something that works for Google & others, and that opt-out is preserved, what would you suggest instead?
Dan Frommer / @fromedome: @parislemon #occupy_nomap.
Peter Fleischer / The Official Google Blog:
Greater choice for wireless access point owners
Greater choice for wireless access point owners
Discussion: FT Tech Hub, CNNMoney.com, @anildash, The Next Web, eWeek, TechSpot, DSLreports, Webomatica and BGR
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Wi-Fi adding privacy, gigabit speeds
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Google offers opt-out for Wi-Fi tracking
Aayush Arya / The Next Web: Google now allows you to opt out of Wi-Fi location database, but it's not pretty
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google WiFi Opt-Out Method Met with Skepticism
DSLreports: Google Lets Wi-Fi Router Owners Opt Out - From Their Inclusion in AP Based Location Databases
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: Google Claims Voluntary Opt Out Is Doing Us A Favor
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Names Levinson Chairman of the Board; Disney's Iger Tapped as Director — Apple has tapped long-time board member Art Levinson as non-executive chairman of its board, replacing co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away last month after a long battle with cancer.
Discussion: BetaNews, Apple, @emilychangtv, Shiny Objects, Pulse2, New York Times, The Loop, VentureBeat, Business Insider, The Verge, Mashable!, GigaOM, paidContent, BBC, TechCrunch, bizjournals, BGR, The Next Web, 9to5Mac, NBC Bay Area, Electronista and Engadget
Robert A. Iger / Apple: Apple Names Arthur D. Levinson Chairman of the Board
Emily Chang / @emilychangtv: Apple names Arthur Levinson Chairman of the board, Disney's Bob Iger will also join the board
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Genentech's Art Levinson Replaces Steve Jobs As Chairman Of Apple's Board
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple names Arthur D. Levinson Chairman of the Board
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Apple Mixes Up Its Board Following Steve Jobs' Death, Adds Bob Iger, Makes Art Levinson New Chairman
Tom Krazit / paidContent: Disney's Iger Tapped For Apple's Board Of Directors, Levinson Now Chairman
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Arthur Levinson Now Chairman Of Apple's Board, Disney's Bob Iger Is Also Joining
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Apple names Arthur Levinson as chairman of the board, Bob Iger joins
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple names Levinson Chairman and Iger to the Board, Both had History with Steve Jobs
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac: Arthur Levinson named Chairman of Apple's Board of Directors, Disney CEO Bob Iger joins the Board
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Apple Adds Disney, Genentech Execs to Board
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Speak Out Against SOPA: Send Congress A Physical Letter In Just A Few Clicks — The web community is currently in an apprehensive uproar over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which threatens to create an Internet blacklist that operates at the DNS level in a misguided attempt to curb piracy.
Aaron Pressman / Reuters: Google's Schmidt blasts Internet copyright bills
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Facebook, Twitter, eBay & Other Big Internet Companies Come Out Against SOPA
Facebook, Twitter, eBay & Other Big Internet Companies Come Out Against SOPA
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Copyright Office will endorse SOPA anti-piracy bill
Rebecca MacKinnon / New York Times: Stop the Great Firewall of America
Alexander Howard / The Huffington Post: Internet Companies and Lawmakers Speak Out Against the Stop Online Piracy Act
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Ron Paul Comes Out Against SOPA; Joins Other Elected Officials Saying No To The Great Firewall Of America
Alex Fowler / The Mozilla Blog: Mozilla Fights for the Internet's Future
Fred / A VC: The Architecture Of The Internet
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg: Google Friends Facebook Against Hollywood-Backed Piracy Bill
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Google, Facebook, Zynga oppose new SOPA copyright bill
Anthony Falzone / Anthony Falzone's blog: Opposition To SOPA Continues To Grow
Matt Cutts / @mattcutts: What do Facebook, Google, Twitter, Mozilla, Yahoo, AOL & eBay agree on? That SOPA is a bad bill: http://t.co/QbflZrfG
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: Google, Facebook urge lawmakers to scrap copyright enforcement bills
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Minimizing restarts after automatic updating in Windows Update … When it comes to Windows Update, one of the most discussed topics is the disruptiveness of restarts in the course of automatic updating. And for good reason—restarts can interrupt you right in the middle of something important.
Discussion: The Register, DailyTech, Windows 8 News, Rumors & Tips, Computerworld, Geek.com, PC Magazine, OSNews, Inquirer, CNET News, ITProPortal and Engadget
Robert Boland / Windows 8 News, Rumors & Tips: Windows 8 To Have Less Automatic Restarts
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Windows 8 has improved Windows Update, but it still requires restarts
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Microsoft: Windows 8 Will Minimize Auto-Restart Headaches
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Microsoft Details Changes to Windows Update in Windows 8
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Microsoft outlines its Windows Embedded roadmap
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Windows 8 promises fewer ‘annoying’ restarts after an update
Erica Thinesen / ITProPortal: Windows Update Retooled for Upcoming Windows 8 Release
The magic of foursquare discovery, now on your big-screen devices. #new4SQ — NOTE (Tuesday, 1:30pm EST): Now live for all! Enjoy! — As foursquare has evolved, the focus has turned from simply ‘checking in’ to sharing our experiences and expertise, unlocking rewards and deals, and exploring the world around us.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Mashable!, @chadcat, Redmond Pie, Between the Lines Blog, 9to5Mac, About Foursquare, Tip Desk, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, parislemon, The Next Web, TechCrunch, @zackzachariah and @rsarver
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!: Foursquare's Revamped Website Could Challenge Yelp
Chad Catacchio / @chadcat: interesting that #new4sq is map centric, something its API ecosystem has been doing with apps for awhile - backlash possibility?
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Foursquare reveals all-new iPad experience on the web
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Foursquare's New Look Focuses on Discovery
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: Foursquare's Website Just Got a Whole Lot More Useful
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web: Foursquare Completely Revamps Its Site For Better Content Discovery
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Foursquare Outgrows Mobile, Wants To Be Your City Guide
Zack Sheppard / @zackzachariah: The world is changing! #New4sq rolls out today! Featuring a magical map of the world around you: http://t.co/RAs5CHhc
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Picks Up Veterans of Second Life-Maker Linden Lab in Talent Acquisition of MailRank — Facebook picks up two veterans of Second Life-maker Linden Lab today in announcing a talent acquisition of MailRank today. Given the background of MailRank's co-founders, we would bet …
Discussion: AllThingsD, Pulse2, MailRank, Mashable! and TechCrunch
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: MailRank Co-Founders Shutter Company to Join Facebook
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Facebook Acquires MailRank For The Talent
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: Facebook Acqui-hires Email Prioritizer MailRank
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Founders Of Email Sorting Startup MailRank Head To Facebook
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet unboxing and hands-on (video) — Look what we got in our grubby hands — it's the new Nook Tablet, Barnes & Noble's attempt to elbow in on this holiday season's crowded tablet landscape. At $249, the slate is being positioned as a direct competitor to Amazon's budget Kindle Fire.
Discussion: eWeek, ZDNet, Fortune, CNET News, TechCrunch, CNET News, LAPTOP Magazine, AllThingsD, Liliputing, IntoMobile, The Digital Reader, Pocketables, Mashable! and Forbes
Don Reisinger / eWeek: Apple iPad 2 Price Cut Won't Shake Up Tablet Market: 10 Reasons Why
James Kendrick / ZDNet: Nook Tablet already in stores: Let the cheap tablet war begin!
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Nook Tablet: Great hardware begging for an ecosystem
Scott Stein / CNET News: Nook Tablet hands-on: Can it fight the Fire?
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD: Kindle Fire, A Grown-Up E-Reader With Tablet Spark
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Some B&N stores already selling NOOK Tablets
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet review roundup
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader: Nook Tablet Now in Stores (And In My Hands)
Calob Horton / Pocketables: Select Barnes & Nobles selling Nook Tablet already
Christine Erickson / Mashable!: Kindle Fire: The Good, The Bad and The Indifferent [META REVIEW]
Louis Bedigian / Forbes: Is the Kindle Fire a Dud?
Tom Loftus / Digits:
Facebook Blames ‘Coordinated Spam Attack’ for Surge in Porn Imagery (Update) — Facebook said today that a “coordinated spam attack” was to blame for the posting of pornographic and violent images on the news feeds of unsuspecting Facebook users. — The issue, which first started appearing …
Discussion: CNET News, Ars Technica, Naked Security, The Verge, PC Magazine, Friending Facebook Blog, Gawker, Pulse2, Betabeat and NBC Bay Area
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Facebook newsfeeds hit with animal-cruelty, Bieber spam
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica: Clickjack attacks plaguing Facebook with 4chan-like porn, violent imagery
Graham Cluley / Naked Security: Facebook users hit by hardcore porn, violence and animal abuse images
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Facebook ‘Flooded’ With Pornographic, Violent Images
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook confirms images of porn and violence, is investigating
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Facebook Is Drowning in a Flood of Hardcore Porn
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Facebook Hit With Maliciously Coordinated Pornography and Violent Image Spam Attack
Corin Anderson / Inside Search:
Search using your terms, verbatim — Behind the simplicity of Google search is a complex set of algorithms that expands and improves the query you've typed to find the best results. Automatic spelling correction ([vynal] to “vinyl") and substituting synonyms (matching [pictures] to “photos” …
Discussion: Tip Desk, Search Engine Land, LAUNCH, TechCrunch, SiliconFilter and The Next Web
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Google: Less Than .17% Of Searches Used ‘+’ Correctly, But Here's Verbatim
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Don't Want Google to “Correct” Your Searches? You Can Now Search Verbatim
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
DOJ: Lying on Match.com needs to be a crime — The U.S. Department of Justice is defending computer hacking laws that make it a crime to use a fake name on Facebook or lie about your weight in an online dating profile. — In a statement obtained by CNET that's scheduled to be delivered tomorrow …
Discussion: The Verge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Gawker, Geekosystem, PC World, Pulse2, GMSV and Gizmodo
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Your Online Dating Lies Could Land You in Jail
Jared Newman / PC World: U.S. Department of Justice Seeks Law Against Lying Online
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Should We Fear The Changes That The DOJ Wants To Make About Violating Social Network TOS'?
Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo: DOJ Wants to Outlaw Lying on the Internet
Sara McKinley / Inside AdWords:
Third Party Tools To Help Manage Your Google+ Page — Labels: google+, Google+ Pages, pages for businesses — Last week, we announced Google+ Pages, which provide a new way for businesses, brands, products, organizations and other entities to build a public identity on Google+.
Discussion: HootSuite blog, AllThingsD, The Next Web, 9to5Google, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Adotas, Mashable! and Pulse2
Ashley Jane Brookes / HootSuite blog: HootSuite Announces Google+ Pages Integration in the Dashboard
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD: Google+ Gives Early Platform Access to Brands
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web: The 6 Social Media Management Companies Selected to Work W/ Google+
Rip Empson / TechCrunch: Through Buddy Media, HootSuite & More, Google+ Pages Get Third-Party Management Tools
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Considers Internet Rival to Cable TV — Sony Corp. is considering launching an Internet-based alternative to cable-TV service, say people familiar with the situation, the latest threat to cable and satellite operators that now dominate pay television. — The Japanese electronics …
Discussion: CNET News, Gizmodo, The Verge, Engadget, Business Insider, GigaOM, Electronista and @mediaredef
Steven Musil / CNET News: Sony to offer TV channels across Internet?
Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo: WSJ: Sony Gunning for Cable-TV with IPTV
Sean Hollister / The Verge: WSJ: Sony considering internet-based cable TV alternative
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Sony may be preparing an internet-based cable TV alternative
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Now Sony Wants To Kill Your Cable TV Box
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Sony proposes over-the-top TV service
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Tor launches do-it-yourself privacy bridge in Amazon cloud — The Tor Project, the development team behind the Tor anonymizing network, has developed a version of its software packaged for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud. Tor Cloud provides a way for users of the network to create a “bridge” …
Aislyn Greene / TechFlash: Amazon cloud one of the fastest supercomputers in the world
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Sean Parker: “Little Startups Are Ridiculously OverFunded” — Speaking at the Techonomy conference today, Sean Parker warns about the downside of the explosion of seed-stage startups. “Little startups are ridiculously overfunded,” he say. “The market is ridiculously overcrowded with early stage investors.
Discussion: CNET News, @stevecheney, MediaFile and Betabeat
Steve Cheney / @stevecheney: Totally agree with Sean Parker. This is also why there will be more acqu-hires. http://t.co/nTw0vDwe
Sarah Mcbride / MediaFile: Sean Parker: Silicon Valley conditions resemble prewar Europe
Gina Trapani / Smarterware:
ThinkUp Archives and Analyzes Your Social Media Life — The software I've been building for the past two years, ThinkUp, left beta today. Download ThinkUp 1.0 to install on your web server, or launch ThinkUp on Amazon EC2 in under 60 seconds. Here's a rundown of what ThinkUp is, what it does, and why it's important.
Discussion: Expert Labs, Anil Dash and ReadWriteWeb
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: ThinkUp Reaches 1.0: Own Your Social Network Data
Why Americans Use Social Media — Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. These internet users say that connections with family members and friends (both new and old) are a primary consideration in their adoption of social media tools.
Discussion: Pew Internet, PC World, All Facebook, Pulse2, Mashable!, Screenwerk and Computerworld
Aaron Smith / Pew Internet: Why Americans use social media
David Cohen / All Facebook: 96% Of Small Businesses Are On Facebook: Report
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: What Social Media Is Used For [REPORT]
International Journalists' Network / Mashable!: 4 Social Media Rules Journalists Should Break
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Why Do Americans Use Social Nets?
Sharon Machlis / Computerworld: Majority thinks social media harmful to young people
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: LivingSocial Launches “Room Service” Food Delivery (Cloth Napkins Included) — Today, LivingSocial is announcing Room Service, which delivers high-end meals to your door — complete with dishes, candles and cloth napkins. — The Washington, D.C.-based company will also be trying …
Discussion: reDesign, VatorNews, Business Insider and TechCrunch
Rocky Agrawal / reDesign: LivingSocial tries yet another model
Nathan Pensky / VatorNews: LivingSocial launches food delivery service for D.C.
Noah Davis / Business Insider: LivingSocial Just Announced A Crazy Delivery Service For Some Of Washington D.C.'s Best Restaurants
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Visa Names Its New PayPal-Like Digital Wallet Service “V.me” — The brand that consumers will see when Visa's digital wallet launches early next year won't be the Visa logo. — The payments company will be using the name V.me to differentiate it from its more well-known services found …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
4chan hit by DDoS attack, struggling to get back online — The website 4chan was taken offline Sunday by a distributed denial-of-service attack, and the team behind 4chan is still struggling to get back online. On Sunday morning, 4chan's status blog reported: “Site down due to a large DDoS attack.
Paul Mutton / Netcraft: Sustained DDoS attack against 4chan
Anne Trafton / MIT:
Mimicking the brain, in silicon — New computer chip models how neurons communicate with each other at synapses. — Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — For decades, scientists have dreamed of building computer systems that could replicate the human brain's talent for learning new tasks.
Discussion: SlashGear, TechSpot, Boing Boing, Engadget and ExtremeTech
Rick Burgess / TechSpot: New computer chip mimics human brain
David Pescovitz / Boing Boing: Chip mimics brain synapse
Chris Barylick / Engadget: MIT unveils computer chip that thinks like the human brain, Skynet just around the corner
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: MIT creates “brain chip”
HP gets into ultrabooks with nine-hour Folio 13 — HP Folio 13 claims ultrabook battery record — HP formally launched itself into the ultrabook space early Wednesday with the Folio 13. The 13.3-inch system is “less than” 0.7 inches thick and, while heavier than the MacBook Air at 3.3 pounds …
Discussion: Engadget and LAPTOP Magazine
Dana Wollman / Engadget: HP Folio 13 Ultrabook official: starts at $900 with a 128GB SSD and backlit keyboard (hands-on)
Michael A. Prospero / LAPTOP Magazine: HP Folio Hands-on: $899 Business Ultrabook Promises 9 Hours of Juice
Jay Greene / CNET News:
Ballmer sees no value in splitting Microsoft up — Microsoft's Steve Ballmer at the company's 2011 annual meeting. — BELLEVUE, Wash.—Microsoft's chief executive told the company's shareholders at its annual meeting this morning that there is no benefit in breaking the company up.
Discussion: TechFlash, Business Insider, LiveSide.net, Reuters, Business Insider, Engadget, BGR, PhoneArena, @tomwarren, WinRumors, GeekWire, Neowin.net and MediaFile
Anthony James / TechFlash: Microsoft shareholders question company's large stash of cash
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Ballmer: We Will ALWAYS Be In The Windows Era
Bill Rigby / Reuters: Microsoft shareholders grumble at brief annual meet
Dana Wollman / Engadget: Microsoft: Ballmer didn't say Windows 8 is coming to phones
Todd Haselton / BGR: Microsoft's Ballmer: We are and will always be in the Windows era