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: CNET, Between the Lines Blog, Fast Company, paidContent, Business Insider, Softpedia News, SlashGear and Reuters
Stephen Shankland / CNET: Yahoo CEO could be PayPal's Thompson, ATD says
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Yahoo eyes PayPal president as next CEO (report)
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: PayPal's Thompson For Yahoo CEO?, Happy Holidays For UPS And FedEx, Google Atones For Chrome Ad Flub
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
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Yahoo's new CEO Thompson: Five big challenges — Summary: Yahoo's likely new CEO—PayPal president Scott Thompson—has a big to-do list including making the company relevant again. — Yahoo is reportedly set to name a new CEO—PayPal president Scott Thompson—but challenges abound.
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: Softpedia News, AppleInsider, www.pocketgamer.biz, Phones Review, Neowin.net, IntoMobile, PhoneArena, SlashGear, Electronista, BGR and WMPoweruser
Keith Andrew / www.pocketgamer.biz: AT&T bags Lumia 900 in US as Nokia and Microsoft plan $100 million marketing splash
James / Phones Review: News on Nokia Ace
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: Nokia Ace to get $100 million in marketing
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
Todd Haselton / BGR: New details on AT&T's Nokia Ace (Lumia 900) leak
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
More Nokia Lumia 900 “Ace” Details Revealed
More Nokia Lumia 900 “Ace” Details Revealed
Discussion: BGR, Digital Trends, ITProPortal, Newlaunches.com, IntoMobile, GadgeTell, Neowin.net, Pocket-lint, Business Insider, PhoneArena, VentureBeat, Mobile Entertainment, BetaNews, LAPTOP Magazine, Electronista, GottaBeMobile, TechCrunch, CNET, The Next Web, Techie Buzz, Softpedia News, Business Insider, SlashGear, The Nokia Blog, Tech Shout!, My Nokia Blog, MobileSyrup.com, Gizmodo and The Mobile Indian
Todd Haselton / BGR: AT&T's Nokia Ace to receive $100 million marketing push
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
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Leaked details on the Nokia Ace (Lumia 900)
Shawn Ingram / GadgeTell: More details of the Nokia Ace emerge
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
Tim Green / Mobile Entertainment: Nokia's new Lumia 900 is leaked
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
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Sources claim the Lumia 900 is in fact the Nokia Ace, and the specs are out
Pallab De / Techie Buzz: Nokia Lumia 900 Specifications Leak
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
Samir Makwana / The Mobile Indian: Nokia Lumia 900 to have 4 inch display: Reports
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, O'Grady's PowerPage, Softpedia News, Electronista, PhoneArena and PalmAddicts
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple may leave iPhone 4S call drop bug in final build of iOS 5.1
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: iPhone 4S call audio issues
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: Digital Media Wire, London Calling Blog, Engadget, The Register, Inquirer, The Next Web, Microsoft, Reuters, Mirror.co.uk, Geek.com, Softpedia News, TechnoBuffalo, Neowin.net and SlashGear
Chris Marlowe / Digital Media Wire: Microsoft Accuses Major Retailer of Counterfeiting
Zack Whittaker / London Calling Blog: Microsoft sues UK retailer for ‘counterfeiting Windows’ (updated)
Daniel Cooper / Engadget: Microsoft: UK Retailer ‘sold 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows’ (Update: Comet responds)
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Comet ‘sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs’, claims Microsoft
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Comet is accused of selling fake Windows
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Microsoft sues UK retailer Comet for allegedly selling over 94,000 counterfeit Windows CDs
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Microsoft sues UK retailer Comet for selling counterfeit Windows CDs
Killian Bell / TechnoBuffalo: Microsoft Sues U.K. Retailer Comet For ‘Creating and Selling’ 94,000 Counterfeit Windows CDs
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Codecademy's CodeYear Attracts 100,000 Aspiring Programmers In 48 Hours — Talk about starting your year off on the right foot. — Two days ago, Codecademy — a startup that's looking to bring programming to the masses — launched a nifty initiative called Code Year.
Discussion: TechPinions, Business Insider and Web 2.0 Asia Blog
How I Designed CodeYear.com in 1 Hour
How I Designed CodeYear.com in 1 Hour
Discussion: Tech Cocktail
Frank Gruber / Tech Cocktail: Code Year: Is This The Year You Learn To Code?
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 …
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Twitter apologises for Wendi Deng ding dong
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast: Twitter Gets Punk'd
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Wendi Deng's Account on Twitter is Fake
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
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Noon News: Wendi Deng's Fake Twitter Account, Windows Phone Tablet, Nintendo 3DS US Sales
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
Michael Santo / Examiner: Verified Twitter account for Rupert Murdoch's wife not so verified after all
Graham Cluley / Naked Security: Fake Wendi Deng Murdoch makes mockery of Twitter verified account process
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
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: Twitter admits it verified fake Wendi Deng account
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET: @Wendi_Deng: I'm not really Murdoch's wife
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.
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Google looks to standardise the Android interface
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: Stock Android theme mandatory on all ICS devices, says Google
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
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Google makes Holo theme family mandatory on all ICS devices with Android Market
Ronan Shields / New Media Age: Google moves to combat Android fragmentation issues
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
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, Digital Trends, HotHardware.com News and Howard Lindzon
Ryan Spoon / Business Insider: Perplexed by Best Buy
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 Verge, The Next Web, SlashGear and AndroidOS.in, Thanks:gert_jan
Sam Byford / The Verge: 400,000 apps now available in Android Market
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
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.
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Unruly Raises $25 Million For Social Video Advertising
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google: Yes, Sponsored Post Campaign Was Ours But Not What We Signed-Up For
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Google in hot water over Chrome pay-per-post promos
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
Discussion: Techdirt, ZDNet, eWeek, Sydney Morning Herald, Guardian, Google Operating System, TechEye, parislemon, Matt Cutts, Techland, paidContent, the Econsultancy blog, CNET, TG Daily, Andrew R H Girdwood, Softpedia News, 9to5Google, @gregboser, ReadWriteWeb, The Verge, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Technologizer, ChasNote, AllThingsD, Washington Post, Gawker, OSNews and Datamation.com, more at Mediagazer »
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Google Penalizing Its Own Google Chrome Search Results For Violating Google Paid Link Rules
Andy Smith / ZDNet: Google punishes itself for lousy Chrome promo
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Demotes Chrome Web Page for Violating Own Guidelines
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Google moves Chrome down search rankings
Edward Berridge / TechEye: Google punishes itself for fixed Chrome results
MG Siegler / parislemon: Chrome Heads To The Penalty Box For Roughing
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Google Demotes Itself in Its Own Search Results
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Google Demotes Chrome In Own Listings To Repent For Paid Links
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Google issues a penalty to itself
Elinor Mills / CNET: Google demotes Chrome in search results over pay-for-post promo
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
Élyse Betters / 9to5Google: Google demotes Chrome homepage after pay-for-post campaign violations; Website's PageRank lowered for 60 days
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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Google Blames Paid Link Policy Violation On Agency Unruly, Which Blames Sponsored Blogger
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Makes a Mess With King Arthur Flour
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Google Chrome's ‘sponsored posts’ explained
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Bloggers Were Paid To Write About Google Chrome
Thom Holwerda / OSNews: Is Google Paying Bloggers to Write Garbage Content?
Chetan / Always On Real-Time Access:
2012 Mobile Industry Predictions Survey — First things first. From all of us at Chetan Sharma Consulting, we wish you and yours a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012. My thanks to all who participated in our 2012 Mobile Predictions Annual Survey. It gives our community an insider's view of trends.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Xconomy, Phones Review, GigaOM and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:chetansharma
Curt Woodward / Xconomy: Amazon, Microsoft Expected to Make Waves in Mobile This Year
James / Phones Review: News on Windows Phone
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.
Adam Taylor / Business Insider:
Anonymous Have Begun Targeting German Neo-Nazis — The Anonymous hacking network has a new target — German Neo Nazis. — Deutsche Welle reports that the new operation is nicknamed “Operation Blitzkrieg”, and sees the group attacking a number of websites linked with the National Democratic Party (NPD).
Discussion: Spiegel Online, Deutsche Welle, The Local, TG Daily and ReadWriteWeb
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Anonymous warns Germany's far right
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, ITProPortal, GamingBolt.com and Destructoid
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?
Kartik Mudgal / GamingBolt.com: Rumour - Wii U to to be a fully fledged e-reader
Jordan Devore / Destructoid: New rumor pins the Wii U as being an e-reader
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple to launch iPhone 4S in China and 21 new countries on January 13 — Apple has announced that it will launch its new iPhone 4S smartphone in China and 21 additional countries on January 13, ensuring that the handset will become available in over 90 countries since it launched.
Discussion: BGR, TechCrunch and Business Wire
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: The iPhone 4S Hits China (And 21 Other Countries) Next Friday
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: Tech Trader Daily, Guardian, IntoMobile, Electronista, Examiner, TechnoBuffalo, Screenwerk, VentureBeat, MediaPost and WebProNews, more at Mediagazer »
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: Morgan Keegan Cuts iPad View on Kindle Fire ‘Cannibalization’
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Kindle Fire may have singed iPad sales
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: USA TODAY launches a Kindle Fire app
Brandon Russell / TechnoBuffalo: iPad Feeling Heat of Kindle Fire
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Kindle Fire Gives iPad Some Heartburn
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
Dustin Earley / Android and Me: Samsung Galaxy S won't be updated to Android 4 - “value pack” or otherwise
Stephen Schenck / pocketnow.com: No Android 4.0 “Value Pack” For Samsung Galaxy S After All?
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Not-So Private Parts
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
Citi lets Facebook friends share points — Summary: Citi has launched a Facebook app that lets ThankYou Rewards members share points with their Facebook friends. This means you can pool your collective points towards a shared goal. — Citi today announced the Citi ThankYou Point Sharing App …
Discussion: Washington Times, Ubergizmo, Business Insider, Associated Press and the Econsultancy blog
Tim Devaney / Washington Times: Citibank links card rewards to Facebook
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Citi brings ThankYou Rewards over to Facebook
Business Insider: And Now You Can Use Facebook To Share Your Citibank Rewards Points With Your Friends
Candice Choi / Associated Press: Citi lets customers share reward points via Facebook
Sarah Hodges / RunKeeper:
How Getting Featured in the Android Market Boosted RunKeeper App Downloads by 637% — When the clock struck midnight this weekend, ringing in the New Year, social feeds lit up with New Year's resolution chatter. And RunKeeper's inbox lit up with news that we'd been featured in the Android Market's Health and Fitness section.
Zeljka Zorz / Help Net Security:
Defensive search-and-destroy “virus” delivered to Japanese government — It took three years and 178.5 million yen (around $2.3 m) to develop a defensive cyber weapon that can track down the sources of cyber attacks and disable them, but Fujitsu apparently did it.
Discussion: TechEye, Naked Security, Softpedia News, The Register, Daily Yomiuri Online, Inquirer and The Register
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Japan working on a defensive cyber weapon
Graham Cluley / Naked Security: Why Japan's search-and-destroy cyber weapon could be a very bad idea
Iain Thomson / The Register: Fujitsu creates antivirus virus for Japanese government
Daily Yomiuri Online: Govt working on defensive cyberweapon / Virus can trace, disable sources of cyber-attacks
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Japanese cyber weapon is leaked
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Cisco's Alternative To Skype Has Quietly Been Killed — Cisco has quietly pulled the plug on its ill-fated consumer home videoconferencing system, Umi. This could be the final blow to the company's once-grand consumer plans. — Umi was introduced a little over a year ago, in October, 2010.
Discussion: The Verge, CNET, PC Magazine and Skype Journal
Bryan Bishop / The Verge: Cisco kills Umi consumer video conferencing system... again
Josh Lowensohn / CNET: Cisco ceasing sales of Umi video hardware
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Cisco Quietly Kills Umi Videoconferencing Hardware