Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Not the iPad 3 or New TV — But Apple Planning Media-Related Event in the Big(ger) Apple This Month — According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important — but not large-scale — event to be held in New York at the end of this month that will focus on a media-related announcement.
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple planning media-related NYC event for January — hope yet for iAd?
Philip Michaels / PC World: Apple Expected to Hold Press Event Late January, Report Says
Robert Hof / The New Persuaders: What Will Apple Announce Later This Month? Something “Media-Related”
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally: So when might Apple announce a television?
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Report: Apple planning media-related event later this month
Steve Brassington / GizmoFusion: Apple Plans to Hold Media Event in the New York City Later This Month
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Apple planning media-related New York City event for end of January
Nilay Patel / The Verge: Apple planning a non-TV media-related event in New York this month, says All Things D
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: What is Apple planning for its January ‘announcement’?
Eli Courey / MacDaddyNews.com: RUMOR: Apple Planning Media-Related Announcement in New York This Month
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple reportedly planning late-January event in New York, media to be the focus
Michael Rose / TUAW: Rumor: Apple media event slated for January?
Carlo Raphael Diokno / PopHerald Technology News: iPad 3, iPhone 5 release date not related: Apple event this month tipped
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple planning a media-related event in NYC this month, but no TV or iPad 3 in store
Cody Fink / MacStories: Apple Planning Media Event to be Held in New York at the End of January, Says All Things D
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Apple to hold media event in late January
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo: What's Happening at Apple's NYC Media Event This Month?
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
This Month's Apple Event To Focus On Publishing And iBooks — Apple will be holding a product event later this month in New York, Kara Swisher is reporting, and we've confirmed independently with a source. — According to the source the event will not involve any hardware at all and instead …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Apple's January Event to Focus on Publishing and eBooks
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's Jaw-Dropping Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome — Google, the company that has been fighting against paid links and “thin” content, seems to be behind a campaign that's generating both on behalf of its Chrome browser. File this under “what were they thinking.” — “This Post Sponsored By Google”
Discussion: TechCrunch, SEO Book.com, SiliconFilter and New York Times
Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Google May Have Violated Its Own Paid Link Policy With Chrome Promo Campaign
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com: This Post is Sponsored by Google
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: “This Post is Sponsored by Google Chrome”
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times: Google's Ad Campaign Uses Emotions, Not Search Terms
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Mac Pro Build-to-Order Ship Dates Slip as Future Remains Uncertain — Just before Christmas, shipping estimates for Apple's 12-core Mac Pro model increased to 1-3 weeks, and while that specific model does tend to occasionally see some extra lead time, the shipping delays were later noticed …
Discussion: Macgasm, SlashGear, Electronista and Apple Bitch
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Twine project blows by funding goals thanks to Kickstarter — When Supermechanical turned to Kickstarter to crowd source funding of its Internet of Things project, its cofounders were no doubt optimistic. But it's questionable that even they would have believed that pledges amounting …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
SoundCloud raises $50 million round led by Kleiner Perkins — SoundCloud has raised a new fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The amount was not released but TechCrunch understands it to be $50 million. This would give the company a $200 million pre-money valuation.
Discussion: CNET, VentureBeat, Business Insider, GigaOM, SoundCloud and @rafat, Thanks:mikebutcher
Steven Musil / CNET: Kleiner Perkins backs SoundCloud funding
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat: Audiophilic startup SoundCloud raises a reported $50M
Matt Lynley / Business Insider: SoundCloud Just Raised A Monster $50 Million Round And Mary Meeker Is On Board
Om Malik / GigaOM: SoundCloud gets $50 million in new funding
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Mary Meeker's now on board of Soundcloud, her second at KPCB after Square: http://t.co/AH9mQbHY
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to enable Linux on its Windows Azure cloud in 2012 — Summary: Microsoft is preparing to launch a new persistent virtual machine feature on its Azure cloud platform, enabling customers to host Linux, SharePoint and SQL Server there. — This headline is not an error.
Discussion: Open Source Blog, OStatic blogs, Neowin.net and Datamation.com
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Open Source Blog: Microsoft reluctantly bows to Linux users
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Microsoft to allow Linux to run on Windows Azure
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Just Ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, Google Launches its U.S. Election Site — Even though the presidential elections are still nine months away, the political circus in the U.S. is in full swing already (and has been for months), thanks to the impending start of the Republican primaries tomorrow.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Let The Race Begin: Google Launches Elections Hub
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches U.S. Elections Portal & Google+ Page
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Google Launches US Election Hub Website
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Google launches US edition of ‘Politics & Elections’ resource for 2012 elections
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
MSN Direct goes dark, SPOT watches to suffer no more — When the noble SPOT watch was discontinued back in 2008, Microsoft promised the FM service that kept them informed would soldier on. A year later that service too had its days numbered, and now, today, the counter clicks over to zero.
Discussion: The Verge, @maryjofoley, The Next Web, msnbc.com and Neowin.net
Mary Jo Foley / @maryjofoley: Jan. 1 was end of life for MSN Direct, the service powering the MS SPOT watches: http://t.co/8cd8t1os Back story: http://t.co/ccRxPeuB
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Microsoft's Smart Watches are finito
Todd Bishop / msnbc.com: Time runs out on Microsoft smart watches
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Microsoft shuts down MSN Direct service
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme's biggest stories of 2011, literally, as measured by height — One the best things about Techmeme is how “huge” or “big” stories can literally be that: conveyed through a stack of headlines several times taller than your screen size. (Unless you hate this, in which case it's …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Pulse2, om.co and Business Insider
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Techmeme's Top 25 Stories Outlines How Crazy 2011 Was In Tech
Om Malik / om.co: About that Microsoft & Skype story
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
It is now illegal to access any foreign website in the Republic of Belarus — According to the US Library of Congress, The Republic of Belarus has just recently published a law making it illegal for Belarusian citizens and residents access and/or use foreign websites (particularly for commercial purposes).
Discussion: Gizmodo, TechSpot, loc.gov, Engadget, Geekosystem and Electronista
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: Belarus Is Now Home to the Internet's Most Insane Law
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Hackers want to eliminate Web censorship with satellite grid
Peter Roudik / loc.gov: Belarus: Browsing Foreign Websites a Misdemeanor
Darren Murph / Engadget: Belarus limits use of ‘foreign’ websites, while Kuala Lumpur mandates WiFi in eateries
Eric Limer / Geekosystem: Republic of Belarus Outlaws Viewing Foreign Websites, Attempts to Censor More Than China
Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
Acer, Lenovo to launch Wintel tablet PC in 3Q12 — First-tier PC vendors Acer and Lenovo are set to launch table PCs based on Microsoft's Windows 8 and Intel's Clover Trail platform in the third quarter of 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Discussion: Engadget, Good E-Reader, PC World, I4U News, WinBeta, BGR, Techie Buzz, PhoneArena, Electronista, SlashGear, Fudzilla and Neowin.net
Darren Murph / Engadget: Acer and Lenovo reportedly eying Windows 8-based tablet launches in Q3 2012
Sovan Mandal / Good E-Reader: Acer and Lenovo to launch Windows 8 tablet in Q3 2012
Shane McGlaun / I4U News: Wintel Tablets Coming from Acer and Lenovo in Q3 2012
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Acer and Lenovo to jump on Wintel tablet
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Windows 8 tablets likely coming from Acer and Lenovo
Wall Street Journal:
PC Firms Bet on Ultrabooks — New Sleek, Thin Laptops Make Stylish Push Toward Mainstream Price Points — Intel Corp.'s crusade to redefine the personal computer is entering a crucial phase, as a new breed of sleek skinny portables jostle with tablet-style devices and smartphones for consumer attention.
DannyD / SamMobile:
EXCLUSIVE: Product picture Galaxy Note AT&T. (NFC) — On December the 30th we received a nice email. — As expected, the Galaxy Note will be hitting the stores in America Q1 or Q2. — However, there were no official pictures of this Galaxy Note. — Until now!
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: This is a picture of a Samsung Galaxy Note with an AT&T logo
Solon Harmony Dolor / Social Barrel: AT&T Galaxy Note Press Shot Leaks, Will Have NFC
Michael Crider / Android Community: AT&T-branded Samsung Galaxy Note render appears
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: Galaxy Note to be sold by AT&T in US?
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Image: Samsung Galaxy Note with AT&T logo
Robert Nelson / GadgeTell: Samsung Galaxy Note coming to AT&T?
Carlo Raphael Diokno / PopHerald Technology News: Samsung Galaxy Note of AT&T (U.S.) with NFC and LTE leaks online
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Wikimedia Foundation Raises $20 Million From 1 Million+ Donors — Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and other sites, this morning announced that they've raised $20 million from more than a million donors, shattering a record once again.
Discussion: Digital Trends, Wikimedia blog, VentureBeat, Neowin.net, ReadWriteWeb, VatorNews and Network World, more at Mediagazer »
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat: Wikipedia fundraiser ends with $20M in the bank
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Wikipedia hits $20 million fundraising target
Krystal Peak / VatorNews: Wikimedia raises record $20M from a million donors
Paul McNamara / Network World: Wikimedia Foundation fundraiser nets $20 million
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
A new record high of 1.2 billion apps were downloaded in last week of 2011 — The last week of 2011 saw a massive jump in apps downloaded and devices activated as those receiving gifts jumped right in and started using them, downloading a combined 1.2 billion iOS and Android apps, reports Flurry.
Discussion: Flurry Blog, VatorNews, AllThingsD, ReadWriteWeb, MobileSyrup.com, Electronista, IntoMobile and TechCrunch, Thanks:thatdrew
Nathan Pensky / VatorNews: Holiday week sets record 1.2B mobile apps downloaded
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Appy Holidays: The First Billion-Download Week
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: Shattering Records, We Downloaded Over 1 Billion Mobile Apps Last Week
Daniel Bader / MobileSyrup.com: Canadians downloaded 41 million apps between Christmas and New Years Eve
George Tinari / IntoMobile: There were over 1 billion app downloads over the holidays
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Flurry: 1.2 Billion Mobile Apps Were Downloaded Over The Holidays
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Unboxed: How Samuel Palmisano of I.B.M. Stayed a Step Ahead - Unboxed — BECAUSE it has become so consistently successful, I.B.M. is almost boring. This is a company so predictable that its financial forecast is packaged as a “five-year road map,” as if it were some sort of state planning exercise.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Bloomberg, Engadget and SlashGear
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: A Look Back at IBM's Palmisano Era and the China Strategy
Darren Murph / Engadget: IBM's Samuel J. Palmisano: we sold PC business due to lack of innovative opportunities
Michelle Meyers / CNET:
PostSecret shuts down iPhone app due to abusive posts — The PostSecret app has been shut down, but the blog is still alive and well. — PostSecret, the popular blog and new-media project that's long given people a place to share their deepest, darkest thoughts, today announced it has shut …
Discussion: Mashable!, MacRumors, Neowin.net, Appolicious Advisor, IntoMobile, msnbc.com, Gadgetopia, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web and PostSecret
Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable!: PostSecret App Discontinued Because of ‘Malicious’ Posts
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: PostSecret Pulls iOS App Over Abusive Submissions [iOS Blog]
John Callaham / Neowin.net: PostSecret iPhone app removed due to “malicious” users
George Tinari / IntoMobile: PostSecret iPhone app closes down due to malicious content
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: PostSecret iPhone app closed due to ‘threatening’ and ‘pornographic’ content
Deane Barker / Gadgetopia: The End of the PostSecret iPhone App
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: PostSecret shuts down its iPhone app due to malicious and threatening content