How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing — The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit …
Discussion: Business Insider, Betabeat and metarand
Boonsri Dickinson / Business Insider: Startup Trend For 2012: Sites That Help You Track What You Like Most
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Is Pinterest's Push-Button + Boards Formula Really Going to ‘Change the Web’?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
You are what you curate: Why Pinterest is hawt — Evolution of social media by Elad Gill (graphic courtesy of Elad Gill) — Updated: The new hot social thing on the web these days is a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company started Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp .
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Crazy Rumor: Google Is Working On A 7-Inch Tablet Priced To Beat The Kindle Fire — A few weeks ago, Google chairman Eric Schmidt let it slip that the company had plans to market “a tablet of the highest quality” within the next six months. — That led to a lot of speculation, but Google refused to clarify Schmidt's statements.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes: Google tablet PC believed to be targeting Kindle Fire
Steven Musil / CNET: Now it's a Google tablet that will challenge Kindle Fire?
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Google Nexus Tablet to have a 7″ display?
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: Google to launch sub $200 7 inch Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet in Q2 2012
James / Phones Review: News on Google Nexus Tablet
Luke Johnson / T3 News: Google Nexus tablet to feature 7-inch form to rival Kindle
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com: Rumour: Google branded tablet to have a 7-inch display, run OS 4.0, and sell below $199
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Google Nexus Tablet to come with 7 inch display - Rumor
MG Siegler / parislemon:
The “Highest Quality” Google Tablet — I have no doubt that Google is working on some kind of “Nexus” tablet — they have to be. To say Android's entrance into the tablet space has been a flop is a vast understatement. Google needs to get on top of this situation.
Wall Street Journal:
Kodak Preparing for Chapter 11 Filing — Eastman Kodak Co. is preparing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy-protection filing in the coming weeks should efforts to sell a trove of digital patents fall through, people familiar with the matter said. — The struggling photography icon …
Discussion: Technologizer, Pocket-lint, The Verge, CNET, Digital Trends, Techdirt, 1001 Noisy Cameras, Reuters, Photo Rumors, Examiner, PC Magazine, iPhone, Guardian, BetaNews, VatorNews, PetaPixel, BGR, The Next Web, PE Hub Blog, Electronista, SlashGear, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Pulse2, Rochester, NY News, silicontap.com, Engadget, Business Insider, VentureBeat, PalmAddicts, The Tech Trade and Atomic Trevor
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Hey Judge, Don't Take My Kodachrome Away
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge: WSJ: Kodak preparing to file for bankruptcy in the next few weeks
Larry Dignan / CNET: Kodak may file for Chapter 11 if it can't sell patents
Mike Flacy / Digital Trends: Kodak attempting to avoid looming bankruptcy
Michael Santo / Examiner: Kodak patent sale could influence smartphone patent battlefield
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Report: Kodak Preps Bankruptcy Filing
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone: Wednesday Recap: Kodak Bankruptcy, CloudOn Sells Out, SugarSync Update
Dominic Rushe / Guardian: Picture darkens for Kodak as bankruptcy rumours circulate
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Kodak's bankruptcy seems inevitable
Nathan Pensky / VatorNews: Kodak expected to file for bankruptcy in coming weeks
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel: Kodak Threatened with Stock Delisting as It Prepares to File for Bankruptcy
Todd Haselton / BGR: Kodak reportedly preparing for bankruptcy filing
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: Question of the Week: What Was the Biggest PE Story of 2011?
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Kodak Reportedly Preparing For Bankruptcy Auction Of Patents
Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo: Photographers Pour Emulsion Out On the Curb as Kodak Prepares to File for Bankruptcy
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Eastman Kodak Preparing To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Darren Murph / Engadget: The Kodak Moment it never wanted: company reportedly prepping for Chapter 11 filing
Eric Platt / Business Insider: Struggling Photo Giant Kodak Readies For Bankruptcy, Delisting — Stock Plunging
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Sad picture time: Kodak prepping for Chapter 11
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Kodak preparing to file for bankruptcy in the next few weeks
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Exclusive: Microsoft and Nokia's Plans for Marketing Windows Phone in 2012 — With predictably parroting that information—I thought it might be worthwhile to set the record straight. Microsoft and Nokia will not spend “in the neighborhood of $100 million” to market Windows Phone this year.
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Nokia and Microsoft to spend a fortune on marketing
Tom Warren / The Verge: Windows Phone update rolling out, fixes disappearing keyboard and location privacy bugs
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketing Will Cost $200 Million: Report
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times: Report: Microsoft and Nokia spending $200 million to market Windows Phone
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Upcoming CES news: Microsoft, partners to spend hundreds of millions to market Windows Phones
Jay Montano / My Nokia Blog: $200 Million Dollar advertising for Nokia Windows Phone...just for USA.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft to put its Windows Phone marketing dollars where its mouth is
Phone Arena: Rumor tacks another $100 million to Nokia's US marketing campaign, up to $15 incentive per handset sale
Ewan Spence / All New Musings: Chinese Whispers style reporting is why tech blogs can't have nice toys
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
Nokia Lumia 900 To Get $200M Marketing Campaign in the US
Nokia Lumia 900 To Get $200M Marketing Campaign in the US
Discussion: GadgeTell, Mobility Digest and BetaNews
Shawn Ingram / GadgeTell: Microsoft, Nokia and other partners are spending close to $200 million to promote Windows Phone …
David K / Mobility Digest: Blogosphere Corrected: WP7 Marketing To Exceed $200m in 2012 US Only; Nokia $2:$1
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
File-Sharing Recognized as Official Religion in Sweden — All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities, and the situation in Sweden is no different. While copyright holders are often quick to label file-sharers as pirates …
Discussion: Wired.co.uk, Technologizer, Examiner, AllThingsD, Digital Trends, msnbc.com, SlashGear, PC World and Techdirt
Olivia Solon / Wired.co.uk: Sweden recognises church of file sharing as a religion
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: File Sharers Get Religious In Sweden
Michael Santo / Examiner: Church of file-sharers recognized as official Swedish religion
Jeff Hughes / Digital Trends: In Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V we trust: File sharing made an official Swedish religion
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Piracy ‘church’ gets approval from Swedish government
Michael Crider / SlashGear: Church of Kopimism file sharing religion recognized in Sweden
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
US Threatened To Blacklist Spain For Not Implementing Site Blocking Law — United States government interference in Spain's intellectual property laws had long been suspected, but it was revelations from Wikileaks that finally confirmed the depth of its involvement.
Vinton G. Cerf / New York Times:
Internet Access Is Not a Human Right — FROM the streets of Tunis to Tahrir Square and beyond, protests around the world last year were built on the Internet and the many devices that interact with it. Though the demonstrations thrived because thousands of people turned out to participate …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Are You The World's Best Programmer? Compete In Facebook's 2012 Hacker Cup — Facebook has announced its 2012 Hacker Cup, a global computer programming competition. The event will serve as an important recruiting tool to attract great coders to the company, which is constantly battling …
Discussion: Inquirer, Facebook, Softpedia News, Friending Facebook Blog, CNNMoney.com, ITworld.com and ReadWriteWeb
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Facebook will host its second Hackers Cup
David Alves / Facebook: Announcing Facebook's 2012 Hacker Cup
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook announces 2012 Hacker Cup
Laurie Segall / CNNMoney.com: Facebook seeks world champion hacker
Joab Jackson / ITworld.com: Facebook brings back the hack
Alicia Eler / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Announces 2nd Annual Hacker Cup
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
CEO John Donahoe Talks About on What's Next for eBay's PayPal, After Scott Thompson's Surprise Exit to Yahoo — In an interview this afternoon, eBay CEO John Donahoe confirms that it was indeed a “shock” — as he wrote to staff in a memo — after returning from a long New Year's weekend …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Business Wire, CNET and @danprimack, more at Mediagazer »
@danprimack: New law of Silicon Valley: Solution to crappy board and poor strategy is to hire ex-eBay exec
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Brand new CEO, same old messed up Yahoo
Brand new CEO, same old messed up Yahoo
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: The Opportunities Ahead For New Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson - Industry Reaction
Michael Arrington / @arrington: Scott Thompson better make his moves quickly, he's going to have a very short honeymoon period. https://t.co/9P5hUb2E http://t.co/tv6f4tQ0
Mike Shields / Digiday: Madison Avenue Sizes Up Yahoo's New CEO
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Colin Gillis: Yahoo's Business Model Is “Looking Increasingly Archaic”
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: At Yahoo, Not Much Has Changed in Three Years
Jared Newman / PC World: Yahoo's New CEO Announcement Makes Me Sad
Tom Loftus / Digits: Internet, Analysts Take Measure of New Yahoo CEO
Rick Aristotle Munarriz / Motley Fool: Yahoo! Hires a New Spinal Tap Drummer
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Some Venture Funds Hit ‘Pause’ on Big Deals — SAN FRANCISCO—Over the past year, Marc Andreessen invested in a series of high-profile Web companies, including Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Groupon Inc. Now the Silicon Valley venture capitalist is hitting the pause button on such big-name deals.
Discussion: Business Insider and @pkedrosky
Fred Wilson / Business Insider: Herky Jerky Investing
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
HP Envy 15 (late 2011) review — How many corners do you have to cut for a $1,100 MacBook Pro competitor? Six years after the introduction of the MacBook Pro, it appears the PC industry has finally realized that Apple was onto something. With laptops like the Dell XPS 15z and Samsung Series 7 Chronos …
Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
Former Lotus and Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie hiring for new start-up, Cocomo — Ray Ozzie e-mailed earlier today to let me know that he has a post-Microsoft start-up, and he's hiring. But aside from mentioning that the company is called Cocomo and doesn't yet have an office of its own, he didn't want to divulge much more.
Discussion: jobs.37signals.com, All about Microsoft Blog, GeekWire, GigaOM and Business Insider
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Look who's back: Ray Ozzie, Former Microsoft Chief Software Architect
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Ray Ozzie's new startup has ‘huge goals’ for new era of social communication
Barb Darrow / GigaOM: Ray Ozzie starts to emerge from stealth mode
Why The Movie Industry Can't Innovate and the Result is SOPA — This year the movie industry made $30 billion (1/3 in the U.S.) from box-office revenue. — But the total movie industry revenue was $87 billion. Where did the other $57 billion come from?
Anton D. Nagy / pocketnow.com:
HTC Radiant LTE Windows Phone for AT&T: First Images — The phone pictured above may look a lot like the HTC Titan, but according to a reliable source, this will indeed be a distinct device, the LTE-capable HTC Radiant tipped by Paul Thurrott to land on AT&T.
Discussion: Phones Review, TechSpot, Mobility Digest, The Verge, Mobile Magazine, Electronista, Neowin.net, Engadget, GadgeTell, GottaBeMobile and The Next Web
Doug Smith / Mobility Digest: HTC Radiant LTE Windows Phone for AT&T
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge: Purported photo of the HTC Radiant Windows phone leaks
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Windows Phone-based HTC Radiant picture leaked
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Taiwan's Elan says Apple to pay $5 million in patent settlement — (Reuters) - Elan Microelectronics Corp, a Taiwanese touch design company, said on Thursday that Apple Inc will pay $5 million as part of a settlement in a patent infringement case. — The statement said the two companies …
Discussion: TechCrunch, @fosspatents and The Next Web
Florian Mueller / @fosspatents: That Elan-Apple settlement looks like a relatively cheap one, not much above litigation expenses (if at all). But cross-licensing must hurt.
Steven Bertoni / Forbes:
Spotify's Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music — Spotify's Daniel Ek created a free, Facebook-enabled platform that could save the recording industry from piracy-and iTunes. — It's a typically damp, dark November afternoon in Stockholm, and Daniel Ek is ill. Over the past month …
Discussion: Macgasm, T3 News and Evolver.fm
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Did Spotify's Daniel Ek spill the beans about Siri integration with third party apps?
Chris Smith / T3 News: Tech Today: Spotify hacks Siri to work with iPhone app
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm: Forbes: Spotify's Daniel Ek Is ‘Most Important Man in Music’
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Is Said to Hire Adobe Executive Todd Teresi to Run IAd — Apple Inc. (AAPL) hired Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) executive Todd Teresi to lead its iAd mobile-advertising business, three people with knowledge of the matter said. — Teresi, who was vice president of Adobe's media solutions group …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and Fortune
Adam Satariano / @satariano:
Apple has hired Adobe's Todd Teresi to head iAd. Story coming....
Apple has hired Adobe's Todd Teresi to head iAd. Story coming....
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, 9to5Mac, Business Insider, Fortune, GigaOM, AllThingsD, VentureBeat, CNET, SlashGear, iLounge, Electronista, mocoNews, BGR, The Next Web, MacRumors, Engadget and App Advice
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Apple lures exec from Adobe to head iAd
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Apple has pulled Adobe Exec Todd Teresi to run its iAds division
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Adobe ad man tapped to run Apple's struggling iAd service
Erica Ogg / GigaOM: Apple hires Adobe exec to lead iAd
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: Confirmed: Adobe's Old Ad Boss Is Apple's New iAd Boss
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple nabs Adobe's Todd Teresi to head iAd
Josh Lowensohn / CNET: Apple hires former Adobe exec as its new iAd chief
Jesse Hollington / iLounge: Apple hires Adobe Exec to head iAds division
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple taps former Adobe exec to run iAds
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple's iAd division now being run by former Adobe and Yahoo Exec Todd Teresi
Darren Murph / Engadget: Adobe's Todd Teresi to lead Apple's iAd unit, fully purge himself of Flash reliance
Lenny Liang / App Advice: Apple Reportedly Hires Adobe's Todd Teresi
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Deloitte: 9% have cut cable, another 11% are considering it — Deloitte just released its sixth annual State of the Media Democracy survey, which (among other things) asks U.S. respondents how they get access to their content in a world full of new and exciting devices.
Evan Narcisse / Kotaku:
Patents Show that the Next Xbox Might Be a DVR, Too — Xbox 3, Xbox 720, NextBox... whatever you call it, lots of rumors are being floated about Microsoft's next home console. Some say it'll output Avatar-level visuals while others say it'll lean heavily on cloud architecture.
Discussion: SlashGear, Softpedia News, Destructoid, VG247 and ITProPortal
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Microsoft patent lends weight to Xbox 720 set-top box rumors
Dale North / Destructoid: Patent points to next Xbox having DVR functions
Johnny Cullen / VG247: USPTO patent points to DVR function in next Xbox
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Confirmed: Deloitte buys Ubermind, looking to play a bigger role in mobile apps — Financial services and consulting giant Deloitte this morning announced its acquisition of Ubermind, the Seattle-based mobile app company, aiming to make itself a bigger player in the booming mobile economy.
Discussion: ubermind.com, TechFlash, Xconomy, Deloitte and AllThingsD
Michelle Hernandez / ubermind.com: THE NEW ÜBERMIND, FUELED BY DELOITTE — Today is a pretty epic day for us.
Curt Woodward / Xconomy: Seattle Deals: Ubermind, iCopyright, Vizify
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
You don't get to decide if you're a platform — Seeing lots of startups pitch themselves as a platform play right out of the gate. The reality is, you don't get to tell people you're a platform, they tell you. The platforms we think about today (e.g. Twitter, FB, Android/iOS) …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
RIM: Jefferies Says Moving Toward Licensing BB Software — Following a report yesterday by Canada's The Financial Post stating that Research In Motion (RIMM) might strip its two CEOs of their chairman role, Jefferies & Co.'s Peter Misek this morning writes that his own “checks” confirm …
Discussion: Softpedia News and MobileSyrup.com
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Case of the Unfortunate Underscore: How Twitter Verified the Fake Wendi Over the Real Wendi — I went all Encyclopedia Brown yesterday after I and many others had been led astray by an account — @wendi_deng — that Twitter had verified with its famous blue check mark over the holiday weekend …
Discussion: FT Tech Hub, Examiner, MediaFile, @realdanlyons, @wendi_deng, Gawker and Business Insider, more at Mediagazer »
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub: Apple poaches new iAd chief from Adobe - report
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: PayPal darling takes Yahoo reigns
@realdanlyons: Re: fake Wendi, should Twitter offer more explanation than that lame little statement?
Wendi Deng Murdoch / @wendi_deng: If Twitter verified the wrong Wendi Deng account because of a mistype, then why don't they just say? Where's the embarrassment?
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker: The Funny, Sad Story of How Wendi Deng-Murdoch Got Impersonated on Twitter
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider: How Twitter Goofed Up And Gave A Fake Wendi Deng Account ‘Verified’ Status