Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Barnes & Noble eyes Nook spin-off amid sales shortfall — Summary: Barnes & Noble may have no choice but to spin off its Nook unit amid a sales miss. — Barnes & Noble said it is exploring a spin-off of its Nook e-reader unit so it can continue to scale the business.
Discussion: BetaNews, 9to5Google, Barnes & Noble, Inc., TechFlash, GeekWire, paidContent, Digits, VentureBeat, AllThingsD, The Next Web, GigaOM, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, Pulse2, the Econsultancy blog, Business Insider, New York Times, internetretailer.com, Mashable!, dailywireless.org, Reuters, Liliputing, SlashGear and Electronista, more at Mediagazer »
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Barnes and Noble: Nook is doing so well that it can be spun off
Élyse Betters / 9to5Google: Barnes & Noble reports record Nook Sales, looks to create spinoff and separate Nook division
Greg Lamm / TechFlash: B&N considering selling off Nook business
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Barnes & Noble May Spin Off Its Nook Business
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: Barnes & Noble Considers Nook Spin-Off
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Barnes & Noble explores spinning off Nook business
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: People Love the Nook Tablet, Hate the Nook Touch. Also: Would You Like to Buy the Nook Business?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Barnes & Noble Considers Spinning Off Nook E-Reader Unit
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Can Google take on the Kindle Fire and NOOK?
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Barnes & Noble Is Getting Crushed After Lowering Guidance And Announcing Plans To Explore Spinning Out The Nook Business
Mark Brohan / internetretailer.com: Barnes & Noble sees a new path for Nook
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Barnes & Noble: Getting Out of Publishing?
Brad Dorfman / Reuters: Barnes & Noble may split off Nook, cuts forecast
Brad Linder / Liliputing: B&N considers spinning off NOOK as a separate business
Chris Davies / SlashGear: B&N confirms NOOK business split being explored
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Barnes & Noble Aims to Sell Publishing Unit
Barnes & Noble Aims to Sell Publishing Unit
Discussion: SiliconANGLE, VatorNews, TechCrunch, Deal Journal, The Digital Reader, paidContent, Gizmodo and GeekWire, more at Mediagazer »
Mellisa Tolentino / SiliconANGLE: Why is B&N Selling Off its Nook Business?
Nathan Pensky / VatorNews: Barnes & Noble sells publisher, may spin off Nook
John Biggs / TechCrunch: Barnes & Noble Mulls Splitting Nook Business And Selling “Dead Tree” Publishing Company
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Investors Are Freaking Out About Barnes & Noble
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader: Barnes & Noble to Sell Off the Nook?
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Report: Barnes & Noble Selling Off Sterling Publishing
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo: Barnes & Noble Ditch Publishing To Focus on eBooks and Tablets
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 …
Discussion: CNET, The Register, PC Magazine, VentureBeat, GigaOM, Techi.com, Washington Post, Technology Liberation Front, Slate, Business Insider and Gizmodo
Don Reisinger / CNET: Vint Cerf: Internet access isn't a human right
Iain Thomson / The Register: Vint Cerf: ‘The internet is not a human right’
Angela Moscaritolo / PC Magazine: Vint Cerf: Internet Access Not a Human Right
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Vint Cerf: Internet access isn't a human right
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Is internet access a fundamental human right?
JD Rucker / Techi.com: Internet access IS a human right
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: The Circuit: Kodak's money woes, Yahoo's CEO, Verizon iPhone sales
Adam Thierer / Technology Liberation Front: Vint Cerf on Why Internet Access Is Not a Human Right (+ A Few More Reasons)
Katie Roiphe / Slate: Can We Really Unplug? — The illusion of Internet freedom.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's television could offer superior picture quality with advanced backlighting — Apple has explored building displays with dynamic backlight adaptation for better picture quality, particularly when watching letterboxed widescreen movies on a high-definition screen.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
The 50-inch Apple TV set rumor re-emerges
The 50-inch Apple TV set rumor re-emerges
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire: Apple TV Is the New iPhone 5 of Tech Rumors
Scott Martin / USA Today: Apple television gamble the talk of CES
Ben Crompton / Pocket-lint: Apple TV said to be struggling for top-tier content as 50-inch set rumoured
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo: Is Apple Struggling To Organize Content For Its New TV Service?
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Apple Reportedly Butting Heads With Content Producers Over iTV
Steven Mostyn / The Tech Herald Technology …: Apple to unveil 42-inch and 50-inch iTVs?
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Report: Apple working on 42-inch+ HDTV in Jonathan Ive's studio, problems securing licensing deals continue
Luke Johnson / T3 News: Apple iTV content issues emerge ahead of launch
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: Want The Apple TV Proper Part #235
Apple ‘threatens legal action’ over Steve Jobs action doll — The makers of an action figure with an uncanny resemblance to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs are reportedly being ‘threatened with legal action’ by the computing giant. — The action figure of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs
Discussion: CNET, Mashable!, Gizmodo, MacRumors, 9to5Mac, The Next Web, GSMArena Blog, everythingiCafe, Ubergizmo, Macgasm, Techland, Business Insider, MacNN, The inneractive Blog, SlashGear, The Consumerist and Phones Review
Josh Lowensohn / CNET: Latest Steve Jobs action figure may pose legal trouble
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: Apple Threatens to Sue Over Steve Jobs Action Figure [REPORT]
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple asks Chinese manufacturer to cease production plans for Steve Jobs figurine, claim they own his likeness
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Apple squeezes maker of realistic Steve Jobs doll, threatens legal action
Chip / GSMArena Blog: Apple wants to stop the Steve Jobs action figure production, threatens to sue maker
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Apple Threatens Legal Action Over Steve Jobs Action Figure
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Steve Jobs toy makers threatened by Apple?
Marilyn Halpin / Macgasm: Apple Odd Stuff: Steve Jobs Action Figure
Keith Wagstaff / Techland: Apple Threatens Maker of Steve Jobs Action Figure with Lawsuit
Dylan Love / Business Insider: Apple Says It Owns Steve Jobs' Likeness
Hilzfuld / The inneractive Blog: Things Apple Thinks it Owns: The Word App, the Color Black, and Now... Steve Jobs' Face?
Mary Beth Quirk / The Consumerist: Apple Doesn't Want You To Own An Eerily Lifelike Steve Jobs Action Figure
James / Phones Review: News on Steve Jobs
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM now working on only one BlackBerry 10 smartphone; Colt, Milan canceled — We already reported that the BlackBerry Colt — the handset that was originally intended to be the Research In Motion's first BlackBerry 10 smartphone — had been cancelled. Now, we have heard from multiple sources …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, Between the Lines Blog, CNET, Business Insider, Pocket-lint, PhoneArena, SlashGear, Electronista and PalmAddicts
Brad Molen / Engadget: RIM reportedly scraps the Colt and Milan, leaving London as sole BlackBerry 10 device?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Report: RIM's Down to a Single BlackBerry 10 Handset
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: RIM's Next Generation BlackBerrys Are Having More Problems Than We Thought
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: BlackBerry OS 10 to get February reveal at MWC
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: RIM now working on only one BlackBerry 10 smartphone
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Italian court denies Samsung motion for preliminary injunction against iPhone 4S — ANSA, the leading Italian news agency, just reported that Judge Marina Tavassi of the Tribunale di Milano — the Milan-based Italian first-instance court for patent cases — has rejected a Samsung request …
Discussion: CNET, London Calling Blog, GigaOM, MacRumors, Engadget, The Next Web and iClarified
Josh Lowensohn / CNET: Italy shoots down Samsung's iPhone 4S injunction attempt
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Italian court denies preliminary iPhone 4S ban
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Samsung Loses Motion for Preliminary Injunction Banning iPhone 4S in Italy [iOS Blog]
Tim Stevens / Engadget: Samsung's attempted iPhone 4S block in Italy denied, already missed its French connection
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Samsung denied injunction against iPhone 4S by Italian court
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures, Mark Cuban And Others Invest $1M In Social CRM Startup Nimble — Customer relationship management startup Nimble has raised $1 million in funding from notable investors Mark Cuban, Jason Calacanis, Don Dodge, Dharmesh Shah and more! — Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara views Nimble …
Discussion: SiliconANGLE, Pulse2 and SocialTimes.com
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE: Nimble Raises $1M for Fresh CRM Solution
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Nimble Receives $1 Million From Mark Cuban, Jason Calacanis, Don Dodge, Dharmesh Shah, Google Ventures, Etc.
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com: Social CRM Startup Nimble Gets Funded By All-Star Team
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.
Discussion: Business Insider, WebProNews, The Raw Story, London Calling Blog and The Next Web
Adam Taylor / Business Insider: Leaked Documents Show How The US Bullied Spain Into Passing Its Anti-Piracy Law
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: U.S. Pressured Spain To Pass Site Blocking Law
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story: Leak reveals U.S. threat moved Spain to implement anti-piracy law
Zack Whittaker / London Calling Blog: U.S. ‘threatened to blacklist Spain’ over SOPA-style law
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Patents Reveal Thunderbolt is headed for iOS Devices — Three new patent applications from Apple were published this morning by the USPTO that detail various aspects of Apple's revolutionary I/O technology called Thunderbolt. Apple filed many Thunderbolt trademarks in 2011 which opened …
Discussion: BGR, Business Insider, Macgasm and 9to5Mac
Todd Haselton / BGR: Apple patents suggest Thunderbolt coming to iOS devices
Grant Brünner / Macgasm: Thunderbolt may be on its way to iOS, says Apple patent
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
For blazing fast wireless internet, Broadcom announces its first 5G WiFi chips — Broadcom is announcing today its first WiFi chips that will allow wireless to surf the web at a speed of 1.3 gigabits per second. That is several times faster than existing network speeds …
Discussion: BetaNews, Engadget, 9to5Mac, Gizmodo, LAPTOP Magazine, The Verge, Digits, dailywireless.org, Engadget, Electronista, EE Times, PC Magazine, AnandTech, Broadcom.com, Network World, VR-Zone, SlashGear and GigaOM
Ed Oswald / BetaNews: Broadcom debuts next WiFi standard at CES 2012
Élyse Betters / 9to5Mac: Broadcom launches next-gen 5G Wi-Fi chips with gigabit ethernet speed and increased range
Don Clark / Digits: Faster Wi-Fi Looms, and Broadcom Sounds Ready
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Broadcom Introduces 802.11ac Chips
Darren Murph / Engadget: Broadcom introduces first gigabit-speed 802.11ac chipset, wishes 802.11n well
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Broadcom Preps Pre-Standard 802.11ac Silicon
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech: Broadcom Announces Family of 802.11ac Chipsets & 5G WiFi Brand
Broadcom.com: Broadcom Launches First Gigabit Speed 802.11ac Chips - Opens 2012 CES with 5th Generation (5G) Wi-Fi Breakthrough
Craig Mathias / Network World: .11ac on the Move - Broadcom's Big Announcement
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Broadcom outs 5G WiFi chips for 1.3Gbps wireless
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi is here and 5 reasons it matters
Brad Molen / Engadget:
AT&T expands LTE coverage to eleven new markets, including NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles — In one announcement, AT&T has nearly doubled its LTE coverage by officially flipping the switch on eleven new markets. The list includes New York City metro, San Francisco / Oakland / San Jose …
Discussion: AT&T, The Verge, AllThingsD, BGR, Gizmodo, 9to5Google, The Verge, SlashGear and GottaBeMobile
Chris Ziegler / The Verge: AT&T to complete LTE network by end of 2013
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: AT&T Lights Up LTE in 11 More Cities, Including L.A., N.Y. and San Francisco
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: AT&T LTE Hits NYC (And Yes, It's Fast)
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: AT&T expands 4G LTE network to eleven new markets including New York, Los Angeles, and San Fran
Bryan Bishop / The Verge: AT&T's LTE network goes live in 11 new markets, including San Francisco and Los Angeles
Chris Davies / SlashGear: AT&T LTE goes live in NYC, San Francisco and more
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: AT&T's 4G LTE Network Expands to 11 New Markets
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Logitech Cube is a tiny touch-sensitive presentation mouse, available in January for $69.99 — Have you ever thought your portable mouse was a little too large, or perhaps shaped a little too much like the inside of your hand? We can't say we have, but Logitech's got a new peripheral …
Discussion: BetaNews, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, The Toybox Blog, Engadget and Electronista
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Logitech unveils its reimagined mouse: the Cube
Billy Steele / Engadget: Logitech Cube looks to reimagine the mouse, converts to a presenter should the need arise
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Apple unlikely to enter auction for Premier League TV rights — • BSkyB and ESPN will be back in the bidding — • Google and al-Jazeera may also enter market — The Premier League is preparing to go to market with its lucrative television contract in the second quarter of this year …
Discussion: MacRumors, Business Insider and Electronista
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Says Most Photos Flagged by Users Aren't Actually Offensive — Just Unattractive — Last year Facebook determined that the majority of photos its users reported as offensive were not actually offensive. Much of the time, they were just unflattering angles or situations.
Discussion: Business Insider, Betabeat, Gawker, SlashGear, Gizmodo and The Next Web
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider: No, Facebook Won't Take Down Ugly Pictures Of You
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Facebook Won't Take Down a Photo Just Because It Makes You Look Fat, But It Does Try to Guilt the Poster
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Other People's Facebook Photos of You Are the Worst
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Most flagged Facebook photos aren't inappropriate says Facebook
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: People Flag Facebook Photos Because They Look Ugly, Not Because They're Offensive
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 …
Bill Ray / The Register: Apple coughs $5m for multitouch patents
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Apple to pay $5 million in patent case
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Apple pays $5 million to settle patent lawsuit with Taiwanese chipmaker Elan
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Reportedly Settles Multi-Touch Patent Lawsuit from Elan for $5 Million
Lance Whitney / CNET: Apple coughing up $5 million to settle patent infringement suit
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple to pay $5M to settle patent infringement case with Elan Microelectronics Corp
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple reportedly pays $5 million to settle touch patent case
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.
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Apple Settles Patent Lawsuit For $5 Million
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia prospects brighten as chairman search narrows — (Reuters) - Struggling phone maker Nokia Oyj basked in brightening prospects for its much-hyped Windows phone on Thursday as it prepared to strengthen the hand of new boss Stephen Elop by replacing its old-guard chairman.
Discussion: LiveSide.net, ArcticStartup Posts, WMPoweruser, GigaOM, Inquirer, Bloomberg, The Nokia Blog, mocoNews and PhoneArena
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Good news for Nokia and Windows Phone in the new year: will they sell 80 million phones in 2012?
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts: Risto Siilasmaa Set To Become Chairman Of Nokia
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: Will this man be the new chairman of Nokia?
Kate O'Flaherty / Inquirer: Nokia will name F-Secure founder as chairman
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Is A Finnish IT Security Entrepreneur In Line To Be Nokia's Next Chairman?
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead in Social Brand Software — Big consumer brands generate all sorts of consumer interest and expertise, but they've generally struggled to capitalize on these relationships to improve themselves. Lithium has been building itself …
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch: With Fresh $53M, Lithium Aims To Tame Social Media
Krystal Peak / VatorNews: Lithium reels in $53.4M to build social experiences
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat: With $53.4M more funding, Lithium says social will change marketing as we know it
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Another Huge Round For A Business-Focused Startup: Lithium Raises $53 Million
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Marvell's ARM chips will power Google TV's future — It's official: Marvell's ARM-based processors will power the next generation of Google TV devices, which are going to be unveiled at CES next week. The chip maker announced Thursday morning that its ARMADA 1500 system-on-a-chip (SoC) …
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Marvell Processors Designed Into Next-Generation Google TV
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider: Google Ditches Intel For Next Generation Of Google TV Boxes
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google TV Powered by Marvell ARM Chipsets at CES
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: Marvell's ARM-Based Chipset Tapped For New Google TV Units
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Google TV officially switching to ARM, Marvell Armada 1500 CPU to lead the charge
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Marvell Will Power Next-Gen Google TV
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Next-gen Google TV Hardware to Be Powered by ARM-based Marvell Armada 1500 CPU
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google will debut new Google TV at CES 2012
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ICANN to expand top level domains despite critics — (Reuters) - ICANN, an independent body responsible for organizing the Internet, plans to press ahead with plans to expand the number of possible website addresses despite criticism from industry and concerns from some law enforcement groups.
Discussion: Ars Technica and WebProNews
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.
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Google Tablet: Will it Bring Down the Kindle Fire or iPad?
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Will a Google tablet challenge the Kindle Fire? Or the iPad?
Larry Dignan / CBS News: A Google tablet? Not so fast
MG Siegler / parislemon: The “Highest Quality” Google Tablet
Steven Musil / CNET: Now it's a Google tablet that will challenge Kindle Fire?
Monica Chen / DigiTimes: Google tablet PC believed to be targeting Kindle Fire
James / Phones Review: News on Google Nexus Tablet
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: Google to launch sub $200 7 inch Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet in Q2 2012
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com: Rumour: Google branded tablet to have a 7-inch display, run OS 4.0, and sell below $199
Luke Johnson / T3 News: Google Nexus tablet to feature 7-inch form to rival Kindle
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Google Nexus Tablet to come with 7 inch display - Rumor
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Do-it-yourself legal site Rocket Lawyer raises $10.8M — Just five months after raising $18.5 million, online legal services provider Rocket Lawyer has added $10.8 million in funding to its bank account, according to an SEC filing VentureBeat uncovered today.
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.
Discussion: AllThingsD, VatorNews, GigaOM Pro and blog.chron.com
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: Where Did Nine Million Cable Subscribers Go?
Krystal Peak / VatorNews: New media tech is great for books, bad for cable
Paul Sweeting / GigaOM Pro: Where have all the subscribers gone?
Dwight Silverman / blog.chron.com: Deloitte study: If you stream it, they will come
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.
Rodney H. Brown / Mass High Tech: Ozzie back in startup game with stealthy Cocomo
Martin LaMonica / CNET: Ray Ozzie starts new venture Cocomo
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Look who's back: Ray Ozzie, Former Microsoft Chief Software Architect
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site: Ray Ozzie has a new startup and can't explain what this one is doing, either
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Ray Ozzie's Next Big Thing: Cocomo
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
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Amazon Ends Lawsuit Over Kindle Fire — In a surprise development, Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has quietly resolved a lawsuit that alleges its Kindle Fire violates four patents related to touchscreen technology. — In court papers filed in Texas this week, Amazon and Smartphone Technologies …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, AllThingsD and WebProNews
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: One in 124 Seattleites Uses a Kindle Fire
Mike Tuttle / WebProNews: Google Tablet To Aim For Kindle Fire Rather Than iPad
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
HBO Ends DVD Discounts for Netflix — Netflix said a month ago that it sees HBO as its chief rival. And it appears that HBO agrees, as the company confirmed on Thursday that it had decided to stop selling DVDs to Netflix at a discount. — Netflix typically buys the film and TV show DVDs …
Greg Sandoval / CNET: HBO stops providing DVDs to Netflix
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: ArcticStartup Posts, ITProPortal, Tech Europe, Engadget, Macgasm, iClarified, iDownloadBlog.com and T3 News
Greg Anderson / ArcticStartup Posts: Spotify Approaches An Actively Drowning Industry
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Spotify Working on Siri Integration
Brian Heater / Engadget: Spotify CEO shows off iPhone voice integration hack, love for Siri, Coldplay
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
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran clamps down on internet use — Restrictions on cybercafes and plans to launch national internet prompt fears users could be cut off from world wide web — Iran is clamping down heavily on web users before parliamentary elections in March with draconian rules on cybercafes and preparations to launch a national internet.
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo: Is Iran Going To Dump the Web and Launch Its Own National Internet?
Alex Heath / Cult of Mac:
Apple Now Taking Legal Action Against App Store Piracy — Apple has begun an attack on App Store piracy. The popular resource for cracked iOS apps known as Apptrackr recently said that Apple has begun sending large amounts of takedown notices, thereby forcing Apptrackr to relocate …
Discussion: Computerworld and Business Insider
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype's GroupMe drops mobile voice chat, saying group text enough — Skype bought two mobile app companies last year: GroupMe for its group SMS service and Qik for its live mobile video streaming and sharing. GroupMe stripped out its voice conferencing as of 1 January 2012, they say for lack of use.
Discussion: The Verge
Adi Robertson / The Verge: Skype's GroupMe mobile messaging drops voice to focus on text