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: TechFlash, GeekWire, VentureBeat, Digits, AllThingsD, Barnes & Noble, Inc., GigaOM, The Verge, The Next Web, paidContent, Business Insider, the Econsultancy blog, internetretailer.com, Liliputing, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Mashable!, SlashGear, Electronista and Boing Boing, more at Mediagazer »
Greg Lamm / TechFlash: B&N considering selling off Nook business
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Barnes & Noble explores spinning off Nook business
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: Barnes & Noble Considers Nook Spin-Off
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: People Love the Nook Tablet, Hate the Nook Touch. Also: Would You Like to Buy the Nook Business?
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Barnes & Noble May Spin Off Its Nook Business
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Barnes & Noble Is Getting Crushed After Lowering Guidance And Announcing Plans To Explore Spinning Out The Nook Business
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Can Google take on the Kindle Fire and NOOK?
Mark Brohan / internetretailer.com: Barnes & Noble sees a new path for Nook
Brad Linder / Liliputing: B&N considers spinning off NOOK as a separate business
Brad Dorfman / Reuters: Barnes & Noble may split off Nook, cuts forecast
Chris Davies / SlashGear: B&N confirms NOOK business split being explored
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Barnes and Noble Nook sells like hotcakes
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Barnes & Noble Aims to Sell Publishing Unit
Barnes & Noble Aims to Sell Publishing Unit
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Digital Reader, paidContent, Gizmodo, GeekWire, Engadget and Electronista, more at Mediagazer »
John Biggs / TechCrunch: Barnes & Noble Mulls Splitting Nook Business And Selling “Dead Tree” Publishing Company
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
Christopher Trout / Engadget: Barnes & Noble looks to sell publishing arm, keeps the other to hold a Nook Tablet
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, Business Insider, Washington Post, Technology Liberation Front, Gizmodo, Slate and Techi.com
Don Reisinger / CNET: Vint Cerf: Internet access isn't 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.
JD Rucker / Techi.com: Internet access IS a human right
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
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Will Google make a Kindle Fire competitor below $199? Unlikely
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: One in 124 Seattleites Uses a Kindle Fire
Steven Musil / CNET: Now it's a Google tablet that will challenge Kindle Fire?
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: Google Working on a $200 Android 4.0 Tablet?
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Could Google market its own 7-inch tablet?
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Google Nexus Tablet to come with 7 inch display - Rumor
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
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans: Rumor: Google Working On “Nexus” Tablet to Compete With Kindle Fire (Not iPad)
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Amazon Ends Lawsuit Over Kindle Fire
Amazon Ends Lawsuit Over Kindle Fire
Mike Tuttle / WebProNews: Google Tablet To Aim For Kindle Fire Rather Than iPad
MG Siegler / parislemon:
The “Highest Quality” Google Tablet
The “Highest Quality” Google Tablet
Discussion: Washington Post
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Will a Google tablet challenge the Kindle Fire? Or the iPad?
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, London Calling Blog, The Next Web and Techdirt
Adam Taylor / Business Insider: Leaked Documents Show How The US Bullied Spain Into Passing Its Anti-Piracy Law
Zack Whittaker / London Calling Blog: U.S. ‘threatened to blacklist Spain’ over SOPA-style law
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: US government reportedly threatened Spain into adopting SOPA-style piracy law
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: SocialTimes.com and socalTECH.com
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com: Social CRM Startup Nimble Gets Funded By All-Star Team
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: Betabeat, The Next Web and SlashGear
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
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web: Why Facebook can't do anything about other people sharing photos of your children
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Most flagged Facebook photos aren't inappropriate says Facebook
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
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: TechCrunch, The Toybox Blog, VentureBeat, 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
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.
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
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
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Reportedly Settles Multi-Touch Patent Lawsuit from Elan for $5 Million
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple to pay $5M to settle patent infringement case with Elan Microelectronics Corp
Lance Whitney / CNET: Apple coughing up $5 million to settle patent infringement suit
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple reportedly pays $5 million to settle touch patent case
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Apple pays $5 million to settle patent lawsuit with Taiwanese chipmaker Elan
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Apple Settles Patent Lawsuit For $5 Million
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.
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: VatorNews, AllThingsD, GigaOM Pro and blog.chron.com
Krystal Peak / VatorNews: New media tech is great for books, bad for cable
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: Where Did Nine Million Cable Subscribers Go?
Paul Sweeting / GigaOM Pro: Where have all the subscribers gone?
Dwight Silverman / blog.chron.com: Deloitte study: If you stream it, they will come
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: Tech Europe, ArcticStartup Posts, ITProPortal, Engadget, Macgasm, iClarified, T3 News, iDownloadBlog.com, GottaBeMobile and The Next Web
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
Josh Smith / GottaBeMobile: Spotify Claims Siri Integration, Sign of Siri Features to Come in iOS 5.1?
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, CNET, Real Dan Lyons Web Site, Xconomy, All about Microsoft Blog, GeekWire, Business Insider and GigaOM
Martin LaMonica / CNET: Ray Ozzie starts new venture Cocomo
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
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
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.
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) …
Discussion: Business Insider, 9to5Google, L.A. Times Tech Blog, eWeek, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Computerworld, Engadget, BetaNews, Electronista, Softpedia News, Mashable! and Android Phone Fans
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
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google will debut new Google TV at CES 2012
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Marvell Will Power Next-Gen Google TV
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
The 50-inch Apple TV set rumor re-emerges — Apple's got a 50-inch TV set in its labs, a new report says. — Apple's much-expected TV set effort could truly be a big-screen affair, with a new report pegging the company gunning for a set beyond 40-inches in size.
Discussion: USA Today, iDownloadBlog.com, The Tech Herald Technology …, Pocket-lint, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, The Verge, Edible Apple, 9to5Mac, Softpedia News, Webomatica, NBC Bay Area, Business Insider, T3 News, Geek.com, PadGadget, MacRumors, Redmond Pie, MacDaddyNews.com, SlashGear, PalmAddicts, Mobile Industry Review, Macgasm, Electronista and iClarified, more at Mediagazer »
Scott Martin / USA Today: Apple television gamble the talk of CES
Steven Mostyn / The Tech Herald Technology …: Apple to unveil 42-inch and 50-inch iTVs?
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
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Report: Apple working on 42-inch+ HDTV in Jonathan Ive's studio, problems securing licensing deals continue
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: Want The Apple TV Proper Part #235
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Next Gen Apple TV Exists at 1 Infinite Loop: Report
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Apple's Design God Jony Ive Has ‘A Slick 50 Inch TV’ In His Secret Apple Studio, Says Ex-Apple Employee
Luke Johnson / T3 News: Apple iTV content issues emerge ahead of launch
Will Shanklin / Geek.com: Apple TV set reportedly held back by content deals
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Reports of 50" Apple Television in Jonathan Ive's Lab as Talk Heightens Ahead of CES
Ben Reid / Redmond Pie: Apple's 50-inch iTV Reportedly Dwells In Jony Ive's Design Lab, Slated For Release This Year
Eli Courey / MacDaddyNews.com: RUMOR: Apple Designer Jonathan Ive Has a 50-Inch Apple Television in His Studio
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Apple iTV 50 and 42-inch models tipped
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Apple is currently working on a 42-inch television
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Right, someone at Apple leaked television information to the press
Roy Bahat / Also:
Could coding be the next mass profession? — Like farming was in the 17th century, factory work during the industrial revolution, construction during the Great Depression, and manufacturing after World War II. Better, because writing code is a creative act which can be done with or without a traditional …
Discussion: Slate, Business Insider and PSFK
Farhad Manjoo / Slate: You Need To Learn How To Program
Boonsri Dickinson / Business Insider: Someday, Writing Code Could Be As Common As Farming Or Factory Work
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
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: ArcticStartup Posts, Inquirer, mocoNews, PhoneArena, The Nokia Blog, Bloomberg and GigaOM
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts: Risto Siilasmaa Set To Become 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?
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: Will this man be the new chairman of Nokia?
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: ITworld.com, SlashGear, Business Insider, Destructoid, Softpedia News and VG247
Pasmith / ITworld.com: Xbox DVR-feature might let you record your greatest gaming moments (and TV, too)
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Microsoft patent lends weight to Xbox 720 set-top box rumors
Dylan Love / Business Insider: The Next Xbox Might Also Be A DVR
Dale North / Destructoid: Patent points to next Xbox having DVR functions
Johnny Cullen / VG247: USPTO patent points to DVR function in next Xbox
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, Business Insider, Mobile Marketing Watch, TUAW and GamePolitics blogs
Steven Sande / TUAW: Apple reportedly cracking down on App Store pirates
James Fudge / GamePolitics blogs: Apple Targets Apptrackr with DMCA Take-Downs
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Acer Iconia Tab A200 arriving January 15 for $330, Ice Cream Sandwich coming mid-February — After slipping not-so-quietly through the FCC, we knew it was only a matter of time before Acer's Iconia Tab A200 went on sale here in the US of A. Well, we just got word it'll go on sale January 15th starting …
Discussion: PC World, CNET, Digital Trends, AllThingsD, Computerworld, The Verge, PC Magazine, Pocket-lint, SlashGear, TechEye, Inside Mobile Apps and Gizmodo
Eric Franklin / CNET: Acer's new full-featured tablet comes minus one feature
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Acer Iconia Tab A200 Android tablet debuts at $329
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Acer Iconia A200 tablet ships Jan. 15 for $330
Joanna Stern / The Verge: Acer Iconia Tab A200 coming on January 15th for $329.99, ICS update set for mid-February
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine: Acer Introduces $329, 10-Inch Android Tablet
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Acer Iconia Tab A200 priced and dated for the US
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Acer Iconia Tab A200 hits January 15 for $330
Edward Berridge / TechEye: Rockchip sticks Android on the cloud
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: Android Gingerbread Still on More Than Half of Devices, Ice Cream Sandwich Up to 0.6%
Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo: Only 0.6-Percent of Android Devices Have Ice Cream Sandwich Installed
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google Translate for Android Gets Handwriting Recognition — Here is a small but nifty update for Google Translate for Android: the app now features experimental handwriting recognition for Chinese and Japanese characters. You can also enable this feature for English, French, Italian …
Discussion: Google Translate Blog, PhoneArena, WebProNews and MacStories
Daniel Keysers / Google Translate Blog: Sometimes it's easier just to write it
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Translate for iOS Updated with iPad Support
Charlie Zhu / Reuters:
Huawei dismisses U.S. calls for probe of Iran business — (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Wednesday that calls by six U.S. lawmakers to investigate whether the giant Chinese telecommunications equipment maker has violated a sanctions law by supplying sensitive technology to Iran were based on inaccurate media reports.
Discussion: The Register, Hillicon Valley, The Next Web and Wall Street Journal
Brid-Aine Parnell / The Register: US lawmakers claim Huawei sold censor tech to Iran
Steve Stecklow / Wall Street Journal: Huawei Probe Sought
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: LAPTOP Magazine, Broadcom.com, The Verge, Digits, PC World, PC Magazine, GigaOM, Engadget, Network World, EE Times, AnandTech, VR-Zone and SlashGear
Broadcom.com: Broadcom Launches First Gigabit Speed 802.11ac Chips - Opens 2012 CES with 5th Generation (5G) Wi-Fi Breakthrough
Don Clark / Digits: Faster Wi-Fi Looms, and Broadcom Sounds Ready
Stephen Lawson / PC World: Broadcom to Unveil Four Faster Wi-Fi Chips
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Broadcom Preps Pre-Standard 802.11ac Silicon
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi is here and 5 reasons it matters
Darren Murph / Engadget: Broadcom introduces first gigabit-speed 802.11ac chipset, wishes 802.11n well
Craig Mathias / Network World: .11ac on the Move - Broadcom's Big Announcement
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech: Broadcom Announces Family of 802.11ac Chipsets & 5G WiFi Brand
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Broadcom outs 5G WiFi chips for 1.3Gbps wireless
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures And Foundry Group Put $9M In Crowdsourced Search Advertising Marketplace Trada — Crowdsourced SEM management startup Trada has raised $9 million in Series D financing from existing investors Foundry Group and Google Ventures. This brings Trada's total funding to $17 million.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, Search Engine Land, VatorNews, MediaPost and Adweek
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook: Crowdsourced ad platform Trada closes new round of funding
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Trada Secures Additional $9M In Funding From Google Ventures & Foundry Group
Bambi Francisco Roizen / VatorNews: Crowdsourcing ad platform Trada raises $9M
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Trada Secures $9M From Google Ventures And Foundry Group