Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Windows Phone partners bet $100M on Nokia Ace — The importance of the Nokia Ace to Microsoft's mobile plans is apparent as sources tell BetaNews of a major marketing push for the smartphone in the second quarter of this year. The Ace will launch in late March, sources confirm …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Phones Review, Softpedia News, IntoMobile, SlashGear, PhoneArena, Electronista and WMPoweruser
James / Phones Review: News on Nokia Ace
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: Nokia Lumia 900 (Ace) to launch in March with a $100 million marketing push?
Phone Arena: Nokia Lumia 900 to get a $100 million marketing glitz for its US launch and “hero” status with AT&T
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
More Nokia Lumia 900 “Ace” Details Revealed — We've gotten some more information on the upcoming Nokia Ace for AT&T — whose codename for the device is Eloko — including confirmation that it is indeed the Lumia 900 which will be sold globally as Nokia's flagship Windows Phone.
Discussion: Digital Trends, ITProPortal, Newlaunches.com, Pocket-lint, Mobile Entertainment, Neowin.net, IntoMobile, GadgeTell, BGR, Business Insider, PhoneArena, VentureBeat, BetaNews, LAPTOP Magazine, Electronista, GottaBeMobile, TechCrunch, CNET, Techie Buzz, The Next Web, Business Insider, SlashGear, Softpedia News, The Nokia Blog, Tech Shout!, My Nokia Blog, MobileSyrup.com and Gizmodo
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends: AT&T plans a hero's welcome for Nokia Ace/Lumia 900, as more specs leak ahead of CES
Rob Kerr / ITProPortal: Nokia Lumia 900 ‘Ace’ mobile phone specifications leaked ahead of CES in Las Vegas
Tim Green / Mobile Entertainment: Nokia's new Lumia 900 is leaked
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Leaked details on the Nokia Ace (Lumia 900)
Shawn Ingram / GadgeTell: More details of the Nokia Ace emerge
Todd Haselton / BGR: New details on AT&T's Nokia Ace (Lumia 900) leak
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: Check Out These 12 Incredible Smartphones And Tablets That Will Be Unveiled Next Week
Phone Arena: Nokia is slated to talk about developing for Windows Phone at AT&T's CES developer conference
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Nokia's AT&T-bound Ace is the Lumia 900, a potentially killer Windows Phone
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Report: Nokia Lumia 900 With AT&T LTE to Debut at CES
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: Nokia Lumia 900 Features Leak Out
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Nokia Ace (Lumia 900) Specs Trickle Out
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET: LTE-ready Nokia Lumia 900 ‘Ace’ details spill ahead of CES
Pallab De / Techie Buzz: Nokia Lumia 900 Specifications Leak
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Sources claim the Lumia 900 is in fact the Nokia Ace, and the specs are out
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider: This Is The Nokia Windows Phone We're Really Dying To Get Our Hands On
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Nokia Lumia 900 “AT&T Ace” specs revealed
Jay Montano / My Nokia Blog: Nokia Lumia 900 Specifications. Code name, Eloko
Daniel Bader / MobileSyrup.com: Nokia Lumia 900 specs leak: 4.3-inch WVGA screen, front-facing camera and LTE
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Poised to Name CEO — With EBay's PayPal Prez as Top Choice — According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo is poised to name a CEO, an announcement that could come as early as tomorrow morning. — Sources said the leading candidate likely to get the nod is a dark horse …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, paidContent, SlashGear and Reuters
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Yahoo eyes PayPal president as next CEO (report)
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Report: Yahoo To Name PayPal Head As CEO. Sign Of A More Commercial Push?
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Yahoo eyes new CEO, PayPal's Scott Thompson tipped for job
Rachana Khanzode / Reuters: Yahoo poised to name CEO: AllThingsD website
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Twitter's “verified account” failure matters — The new year brought a treat for those who like to follow aging media moguls, with the launch of official Twitter accounts belonging to both News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi Deng, including some awkward banter around …
Discussion: Inquirer, Softpedia News, Telegraph, Emily Bell, @dannysullivan, Marketing Land, BBC, London Calling Blog and IBD Click, more at Mediagazer »
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Twitter apologises for Wendi Deng ding dong
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: In other news, Twitter “verifying” a fake celebrity account is disturbing http://t.co/Eb5mH8Fp see @mathewi's take too http://t.co/Tfnxz4IH
Matt McGee / Marketing Land: Fake Mrs. Rupert Murdoch Points To Hole In Twitter's Verification System
Zack Whittaker / London Calling Blog: Murdoch's ‘wife’ fools Twitter: If its verification process is secret, how can we trust it?
Kevin Shalvey / IBD Click: Fake Wendi Deng Twitter Account “Verified” For Day
Wendi Deng Twitter account is a fake
Wendi Deng Twitter account is a fake
Wendi Deng Murdoch / @wendi_deng: Hello Twitter. As News International has finally come to their senses, it's time to confirm that yes, this is a fake account. I'm not Wendi.
Twitter Comms / @twittercomms: We can confirm that the @wendi_deng account was mistakenly verified for a short period of time and apologize for the confusion this caused.
Josh Halliday / @joshhalliday: Person behind @Wendi_Deng acct claims to me he is British male in London & was “completely utterly shocked” when Twitter verified
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Wendi Deng's Account on Twitter is Fake
Graham Cluley / Naked Security: Fake Wendi Deng Murdoch makes mockery of Twitter verified account process
Michael Santo / Examiner: Verified Twitter account for Rupert Murdoch's wife not so verified after all
Wendi Deng Murdoch / @wendi_deng: I - or Wendi (oh God, I'm so confused) - had a quiet word with The Guardian's @JoshHalliday: http://t.co/z1f5xfBW - it may interest you.
Dylan Love / Business Insider: Twitter Confirms It Accidentally Verified The Fake Wendi Deng Account
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: Fake Wendi can't match real Rupert Murdoch on Twitter
Natasha Footman / We Are Social: We Are Social's Tuesday Tweakup #9
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK: Updated: Will The Real Wendi Deng Murdoch Please Stand Up?
Tim Bradshaw / @tim: Twitter PR: “can confirm @wendi_deng account was mistakenly verified for a short period of time. We apologize for the confusion this caused”
Matt Lynley / Business Insider: How Did Twitter Screw Up And Give A Fake Wendi Deng Account ‘Verified’ Status?
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story: Twitter admits verifying account spoofing Murdoch's wife
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET: @Wendi_Deng: I'm not really Murdoch's wife
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: Twitter admits it verified fake Wendi Deng account
Larry Downes / Forbes:
Why Best Buy is Going out of Business...Gradually — Electronics retailer Best Buy is headed for the exits. I can't say when exactly, but my guess is that it's only a matter of time, maybe a few more years. — Consider a few key metrics. Despite the disappearance of competitors including Circuit City …
Discussion: Business Insider, Newsome.Org, Howard Lindzon, Digital Trends and HotHardware.com News
Ryan Spoon / Business Insider: Perplexed by Best Buy
Howard Lindzon: The Consumer is Dead...Retail is Dead... and You are Poor and Dumb Destined to Work at Best Buy
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google requiring default ‘Holo’ theme in Android 4.0 devices for Android Market access — When Google unveiled the SDK for Android 4.0, the first thing we noted about Ice Cream Sandwich is that the default “Holo” theme would be baked right in at the OS level.
Discussion: Inquirer, Android Developers Blog, New Media Age, PhoneArena, TechCrunch, MacNN, Pocketables, Android and Me, Engadget, IntoMobile, AndroidOS.in, mocoNews and Softpedia News
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Asus Transformer Prime will get Android upgrade on UK launch
Ronan Shields / New Media Age: Google moves to combat Android fragmentation issues
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Holo Promise: Google Moves To Ensure UI Integrity On All Android 4.0 Devices
Aaron Orquia / Pocketables: Google finally moves to decrease fragmentation, makes Holo theme mandatory for approved device
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Google's Holo theme required on Android 4.0 devices to gain access to Android Market
Zachary Lutz / Engadget: Google: Android 4.0 ‘Holo’ theme to be mandatory on all devices with Android Market
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Google requiring some Holo UI elements in phones with Android Market access
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Google makes Holo theme family mandatory on all ICS devices with Android Market
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Embroiled in the Google sponsored-post debacle, Unruly raises $25M (exclusive) — Happier times: Unruly team poses for company photo — A five year-old company that seeks to deliver “awesome social video campaigns” finds itself embroiled in a hairy Internet pickle on a day that would have otherwise been ripe for celebration.
Discussion: paidContent, the Econsultancy blog, Search Engine Land and HotHardware.com News, more at Mediagazer »
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Google Demotes Chrome In Own Listings To Repent For Paid Links
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google: Yes, Sponsored Post Campaign Was Ours But Not What We Signed-Up For
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's Chrome Page No Longer Ranks For “Browser” After Sponsored Post Penalty
Google's Chrome Page No Longer Ranks For “Browser” After Sponsored Post Penalty
MG Siegler / parislemon: Chrome Heads To The Penalty Box For Roughing
Elinor Mills / CNET: Google demotes Chrome in search results over pay-for-post promo
Élyse Betters / 9to5Google: Google demotes Chrome homepage after pay-for-post campaign violations; Website's PageRank lowered for 60 days
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Google demotes own site after paid post blunder
Andrew Girdwood / Andrew R H Girdwood: An insanely dangerous path? Google, accidental and incidental links
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Forced To Punish Itself For Chrome's SEO Mistake
Julie Bort / Business Insider: Google Is Busted For Violating Its Own Rules And Will Now Lower The Search Ranking For Chrome
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Makes a Mess With King Arthur Flour
Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Google Blames Paid Link Policy Violation On Agency Unruly, Which Blames Sponsored Blogger
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Google Chrome's ‘sponsored posts’ explained
How I Designed CodeYear.com in 1 Hour — Code Year is a great initiative by the folks behind Codecademy. The concept is simple: sign up to Code Year, and each week you'll receive a new coding exercise. By the end of the year, you'll be well on your way to becoming a coder.
Discussion: Tech Cocktail
Frank Gruber / Tech Cocktail: Code Year: Is This The Year You Learn To Code?
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Nobody Goes to Facebook Anymore. It's Too Crowded. — A year ago Steven Levy suggested that Facebook should give us each a single “friend-list do-over.” — A lot of commenters challenged him. “Grow some balls and just unfriend people,” said one of the more even tempered readers.
Tiuri van Agten / Distimo:
Google Android Market Tops 400,000 Applications — Google Android Market gave itself a nice new year's present last weekend. The total number of active applications worldwide in the Android Market reached the 400,000 milestone. Android Market has topped the 200K and 300K available apps milestones …
Discussion: The Next Web, SlashGear and AndroidOS.in, Thanks:gert_jan
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Report: Android Market reaches 400,000 apps, closes in on 100,000 active developers
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Android Market hits 400,000 active app milestone
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Android Market crosses 400,000 apps milestone - Distimo
Misconceptions About iOS Multitasking — There is one iOS “tip” that I keep hearing and it is wrong. Worse, I keep hearing it from supposedly authoritative sources. I have even heard it from the lips of Apple “Geniuses” in stores. — Here is the advice - and remember it is wrong: … Wrong.
Andrew Clay Shafer / fate = will && choice:
incubators are a ghetto — There has been an explosion of incubators in the last few years. Most of them suck. Some suck so bad that the net value created by the program is probably negative. I'm not going to name names. This is just about results. — Let's start with a story.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Kindle Fire Nibbles at iPad Holiday Sales — Apple may have sold as many as two million fewer iPads than expected this holiday season, and Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet may be to blame. — Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt pruned his forecast for Apple's fiscal first quarter today …
Discussion: Guardian, Electronista, Examiner, TechnoBuffalo, Screenwerk, Tech Trader Daily, VentureBeat, MediaPost and WebProNews, more at Mediagazer »
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Kindle Fire may have singed iPad sales
Brandon Russell / TechnoBuffalo: iPad Feeling Heat of Kindle Fire
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Kindle Fire Gives iPad Some Heartburn
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: Morgan Keegan Cuts iPad View on Kindle Fire ‘Cannibalization’
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat: iPad sales slip as Kindle Fire sales surge
Mike Tuttle / WebProNews: Kindle Fire Now To Feature USA Today
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Samsung has no plans to deliver ‘Value Pack’ for Galaxy S smartphones — Rumours that have suggested Samsung is working on delivering an Android ‘Value Pack’ update for Galaxy S smartphones have been dealt a blow after The Next Web was informed that there are no plans for its release.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: It Looks Like Samsung's ‘Value Pack’ Update For Galaxy S Phones Won't Happen
JR Raphael / Computerworld: Here's what Samsung actually said about the Galaxy S and Ice Cream Sandwich
Stephen Schenck / pocketnow.com: No Android 4.0 “Value Pack” For Samsung Galaxy S After All?
Dustin Earley / Android and Me: Samsung Galaxy S won't be updated to Android 4 - “value pack” or otherwise
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: There is no value pack or ICS update for Galaxy S, says Samsung (Update)
Calob Horton / Pocketables: Samsung denies Ice Cream Sandwich update rumors for original Galaxy devices
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Microsoft sues UK retailer Comet for ‘creating and selling’ counterfeit Windows Vista and XP CDs — Now this is highly unusual. Microsoft has just reported it's taking legal action against Comet, one of the two big high street tech retailers in the UK, for “creating and selling …
Discussion: Engadget, The Register, The Next Web, Microsoft, TechnoBuffalo, Neowin.net and SlashGear
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Comet ‘sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs’, claims Microsoft
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Microsoft sues UK retailer Comet for allegedly selling over 94,000 counterfeit Windows CDs
Killian Bell / TechnoBuffalo: Microsoft Sues U.K. Retailer Comet For ‘Creating and Selling’ 94,000 Counterfeit Windows CDs
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft sues retailer Comet over fake Windows CDs
Nintendo rumored encouraging iOS to Wii U ports, e-reading — Nintendo Wii U may lure iOS devs and e-books — Quickly coming on the heels of talk of a full Wii U app store is a rumor late Monday of Nintendo actively courting iOS developers. The gaming giant was said by a developer talking …
Discussion: Forget The Box, Softpedia News, Softpedia News, O'Grady's PowerPage, SlashGear, PadGadget and ITProPortal
Mike Gwilliam / Forget The Box: Nintendo Set To Enter Realm of e-Readers
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumor: Nintendo to create Wii U app store, work to draw business from iOS App Store
Jon Martindale / ITProPortal: Nintendo Wii U Controller to have Ereader Features?
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk:
Exclusive: INQ Cloud Q abandoned ahead of 2012 launch — INQ Mobile, the plucky British phone peddler, has had a turbulent year. After launching its first Android phone, the mid-range INQ Cloud Touch, to fairly positive reviews, the company was expected to launch a button-based follow up …
Discussion: Digital Trends, AndroidGuys, The Verge and pocketnow.com
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends: INQ cancels the Cloud Touch Q, plans new devices for later in the year
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: INQ Mobile scraps plans for Facebook-heavy Cloud Q
Stephen Schenck / pocketnow.com: INQ Decides Not to Release Cloud Q “Facebook Phone”
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Reddit Has Gone Mad with Power — The past few weeks have seen an impressive burst of political activism from nerd hive Reddit. Now they're talking about “destroying” senators. Oh jesus, this does not bode well. — It started in late December, when the domain registrar company GoDaddy voiced …
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Apple Loses Bid to Keep Software Information Under Seal in Psystar Case — Apple Inc. (AAPL) failed to convince a judge that information about its software in court filings that's already available on the Internet and in print is “'trade secrets” that should remain sealed from public view.
Discussion: SlashGear, CNET and Electronista
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Court denies Apple request to seal docs in Psystar case
Steven Musil / CNET: Apple loses bid to seal already public OS information
Foursquare: Today's best-executing startup — About two years ago, Fred Wilson and I were talking about which startups we found interesting and I mentioned offhandedly that Foursquare was far and away the one that I thought had the most potential to be a huge, meaningful business.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
New Microsoft patent: Walking directions that avoid crime-ridden neighborhoods — Microsoft was issued a patent today on a computer system for “pedestrian route production” — better known as walking directions — that automatically adjusts the route for the unique conditions encountered by a person going from place to place on foot.
Discussion: SlashGear, VentureBeat and GottaBeMobile, Thanks:johnhcook
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Microsoft lands patent to steer walking directions away from bad neighborhoods
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat: Microsoft awarded patent for dynamic walking directions that keep you safe
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Microsoft's Pedestrian Walking Direction Patent Steers Walkers Away From Crime
David Kravets / Threat Level:
No Warrant Needed for GPS Monitoring, Judge Rules — A Missouri federal judge ruled the FBI did not need a warrant to secretly attach a GPS monitoring device to a suspect's car to track his public movements for two months. — The ruling, upholding federal theft and other charges …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Apple's long silence on call mute issue raising ire of iPhone owners — Apple's iPhone 4S wasn't without its share of launch troubles, including complaints of poor battery life. But while Apple was quick to address said issues in an update (and then promised to do so again in another) …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Softpedia News, PalmAddicts, Electronista and PhoneArena
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: iPhone 4S call audio issues
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $25.3 Million, Sells For $196.8 Million — Most investments fail but the few successful ones more than make all the money back — or so startup investors hope. But what sort of returns do these profitable exits bring in?