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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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: What would make Apple's NYC event interesting: Bloomberg
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends: Apple to hold media event at the end of January?
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple planning event in New York
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Apple planning media-related New York City event for end of January
Robert Hof / The New Persuaders: What Will Apple Announce Later This Month? Something “Media-Related”
Nilay Patel / The Verge: Apple planning a non-TV media-related event in New York this month, says All Things D
Ray Willington / HotHardware.com News: Report: Apple's Media-Related Event Scheduled For Late January
Philip Michaels / PC World: Apple Expected to Hold Press Event Late January, Report Says
Tyler Gray / Fast Company: Kleiner Perkins Invests In SoundCloud, Google Testing A New Homepage, January Apple Event In NYC?
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally: So when might Apple announce a television?
Cody Fink / MacStories: Apple Planning Media Event to be Held in New York at the End of January, Says All Things D [Update!]
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: AllThingsD: Apple's holding a media related event at the end of January
Michael Rose / TUAW: Rumor: Apple media event slated for January?
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple reportedly planning late-January event in New York, media to be the focus
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple planning a media-related event in NYC this month, but no TV or iPad 3 in store
Eli Courey / MacDaddyNews.com: RUMOR: Apple Planning Media-Related Announcement in New York This Month
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Apple to hold media event in late January
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Report: Apple planning media-related event later this month
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: What is Apple planning for its January ‘announcement’?
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 …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, GottaBeMobile, VentureBeat, SlashGear, IntoMobile, Techie Buzz, 9to5Mac, MacRumors and TUAW
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Rumor: Apple iBooks Event in New York This Month
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Apple's Late January NY Media Event Rumored to Be About iBooks, Publishing
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple planning iBooks and publishing NYC event for January (updated)
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple NYC event to detail iBooks updates not new products
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: TechCrunch: Apple January event to focus on iBooks
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: parislemon, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, SEO Book.com, the Econsultancy blog, SiliconFilter, 9to5Google, Marketing Land and New York Times
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo: Google Violated Its Own Evil-Free Policies While Promoting Chrome
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
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Is Google violating its own guidelines to promote Chrome?
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: “This Post is Sponsored by Google Chrome”
Jake Smith / 9to5Google: Google's way of spreading the word about Chrome might go against company policies
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times: Google's Ad Campaign Uses Emotions, Not Search Terms
Rick Martin / Tech in Asia:
‘Lucky Bags’ a Popular Apple Store Tradition in Japan — In Japan, ‘lucky bags’ are a New Year's Day shopping tradition that offers up a mystery bag of items usually at a discounted price. And perhaps one of the most sought-after lucky bags comes from the country's Apple Stores.
Discussion: 9to5Mac, The Next Web, App Advice, MacNN, SlashGear, ringo-sanco, MacRumors and TUAW
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Apple to launch ‘Red Friday’ shopping event in Asia, to celebrate the Lunar New Year
Joe White / App Advice: Apple Sells Pre-Sealed Packages In Japan Containing Heavily-Discounted Accessories
Fujiryu / ringo-sanco: Lucky Bag 2012: Apple Store ..
Megan Lavey-Heaton / TUAW: Japanese customers line up for Apple's Lucky Bags
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme's biggest stories of 2011, literally, as measured by height — One of 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 …
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
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
If Android is so hot, why has Java ME overtaken it? — Ranked by Internet market share — rather than unit sales — Google is now No. 3 — Data: NetApplications. Chart: PED — From the perspective of NetApplications, which has been measuring browser usage data since 2004 …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Mobile Marketing Watch, BGR, TechCrunch, Macgasm, Digital Trends and PhoneArena
Grant Brünner / Macgasm: iOS makes up over half of mobile web traffic
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Twine project blows by funding goals thanks to Kickstarter — When Supermechanical turned to Kickstarter to crowd source funding of its Twine project, its cofounders were no doubt optimistic. But it's hard to believe that even they would have expected that pledges amounting to nearly a half …
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Twine racks up over $500,000 in Kickstarter funding
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: SoundCloud, paidContent, ReadWriteWeb, CNET, Softpedia News, GigaOM, hypebot, alarm:clock, VentureBeat, Business Insider, ArcticStartup Posts and @rafat, Thanks:mikebutcher
Robert Andrews / paidContent: SoundCloud Adds $50 Million And Meeker For U.S. Expansion
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: What SoundCloud's Massive New Funding Means
Steven Musil / CNET: Kleiner Perkins backs SoundCloud funding
Om Malik / GigaOM: SoundCloud gets $50 million in new funding
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: SoundCloud Raises Reported $50 Million Led By Kleiner Perkins
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
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts: SoundCloud Scores A $50 Million Round
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Mary Meeker's now on board of Soundcloud, her second at KPCB after Square: http://t.co/AH9mQbHY
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
New law requires all restaurants in Malaysian city to provide Wi-Fi — According to Malaysian editorial, The New Straits Times Press, restaurants in Kuala Lumpur (the largest city in Malaysia) are now required to have Wi-Fi. Enforcement of the new law will begin in April of this year …
Discussion: SlashGear, New Straits Times, Pocket-lint and Examiner
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Malaysia passes law requiring all restaurants in Kuala Lumpur to have WiFi
Halim Said / New Straits Times: Eateries to offer Wi-Fi service in April
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Malaysian restaurants to offer Wi-Fi by law
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.
Facebook IPO: the £64bn question of 2012 — If it ever happens, Facebook will be the frenzied float of 2012, with a possible valuation of $100bn (£64.4bn). — An IPO will make founder Mark Zuckerberg one of the world's richest men and many of Facebook's 3,000 employees exceedingly wealthy.
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Facebook IPO may Land in 2012
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: SlashGear, Electronista, Apple Bitch and Macgasm
Saudi Hackers claim to post personal information of 400 thousand Israelis — Credit card companies say list is repetitive and contains details of hundreds, not thousands of Israelis, Army Radio reports. — Get Haaretz on iPhone — Get Haaretz on Android
Discussion: Ynetnews, Reuters and Agence France Presse
Tony Smith / The Register:
The Commodore 64 is 30 — Commodore took the wraps off the Commodore 64, one of two immediate follow-ups to its popular Vic-20 home computer, 30 years ago this week. — The 64 made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), though it wouldn't go into production until later …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET and Boing Boing
John Biggs / TechCrunch: The Commodore 64 Is 30 Years Old
Ty Pendlebury / CNET: Commodore 64: 30 years of wins and fails
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Three decades of the C64