Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Tech Industry Buys Itself a Mouthpiece — How did Silicon Valleys bigwigs react when their favorite trade publication adopted strict new conflicts of interest policies? They banded together to pay someone else to cover them. — Former TechCrunch reporter Sarah Lacy today launched PandoDaily …
Discussion: SiliconFilter, Real Dan Lyons Web Site, @carr2n, @marionmaneker, @joshconstine and @dangillmor, more at Mediagazer »
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: PandoDaily Launches With Some Fresh Conflicts of Interest and an Arrogant Embargo Policy
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site: PanderDaily is funded by the very VCs whose startups it aims to cover. What could possibly go wrong?
@marionmaneker: Sad that @techcrunch didn't have the balls/brains to write this obvious post http://t.co/g9Jn4iRu
Josh Constine / @joshconstine: Conflicts Of Interest: Tech Industry Buys Itself A Mouthpiece with Pando Daily http://t.co/7coRMgmb I am a bit alarmed by VC-backed blogs
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: I'll be reading PandoDaily (glad to see anything new), but always with this in mind: http://t.co/b4hzZKMe /via @davewiner
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Why I Started PandoDaily — Several months ago I became obsessed with a colony of trees in Utah called Pando Trees. Measuring 43 hectares and weighing 6,000 tons, they're pretty impressive above ground. But what really matters is what is happening below. The interconnected root system is the oldest living organism in the world.
Discussion: @jason, @dannysullivan, Laughing Squid, Get Off My Internets, parislemon, AllThingsD and Business Insider, more at Mediagazer »
Jason Calacanis / @jason: Congrats to @sarahcuda on the LAUNCH of TechCrunch 2.0! http://t.co/sokN3CCn
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: didn't take long. @pandodaily - techcrunch 2.0 - launched by @sarahcuda w writers @parislemon, @paulcarr & @arrington http://t.co/wpUbZ1cD
Rusty Blazenhoff / Laughing Squid: Sarah Lacy Launches New Daily Tech News Blog PandoDaily
Super Nintendo Chalmers / Get Off My Internets: Sarah Lacy Starts a Business, Simultaneously Conquers Sexism
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD: Sarah Lacy Debuts New Tech Site, PandoDaily — $2M+ in Funding and Guess Who's Working for Her? (Video)
Matt Lynley / Business Insider: TECHCRUNCH 2.0 HAS ARRIVED — PandoDaily, or “TechCrunch 2.0,” has officially launched.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sarah Lacy's PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding — Sarah Lacy, an author and veteran journalist (most recently with TechCrunch) is launching PandoDaily, a daily technology news blog focused on startups and the startup ecosystem. The name for the site comes from a colony of trees in Utah called, Pando Trees.
Discussion: Scobleizer, TechCrunch, AdAge, PandoDaily and VentureBeat, more at Mediagazer »
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Why I love PandoDaily, new media company focused on startups
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: TC Alum Sarah Lacy Launches New Tech Blog, PandoDaily
Ben Popper / VentureBeat: AOL accidentally funds its competitors — Sarah Lacy launches PandoDaily with TechCrunch cast
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Sarah Lacy Launches Pando Daily, Your New Favorite News Site
Sarah Lacy Launches Pando Daily, Your New Favorite News Site
Discussion: PandoDaily and WebProNews
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter's Dick Costolo calls Wikipedia's SOPA blackout ‘foolish’ — We've already reported on Wikipedia's founder Jimmy Wales announcing that the site will be going dark, effectively closing up for business, for 24 hours on Wednesday in protest of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act).
Discussion: TechCrunch, GeekWire, Bits, Wikimedia Foundation, The Not-So Private Parts and GamePolitics blogs
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: CloudFlare Builds ‘Stop Censorship’ App, Lets Sites Easily “Black Out” Against SOPA
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: A day without Wikipedia? Um, try these Encarta CD-ROMs
Jenna Wortham / Bits: Wikipedia to Go Dark on Wednesday to Protest Bills on Web Piracy
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: Quote of the Day: Twitter's CEO Calls SOPA Blackout ‘Foolish’
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Wikipedia's anti-SOPA blackout will go ahead on Wednesday
Wikipedia's anti-SOPA blackout will go ahead on Wednesday
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: House shelves SOPA, but blackout protests continue
Dick Costolo / @dickc: @digiphile @jayrosen_nyu that's just silly. Closing a global business in reaction to single-issue national politics is foolish.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: Wikipedia Will Go Dark On January 18 To Protest SOPA And PIPA
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Want to Black Out Your Website on Wednesday? Here's Some Good Advice From a Google Employee
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Rupert Murdoch Lashes Out Bizarrely Against The White House For Asking Congress Not To Break The Internet
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Wikipedia Also Going Dark Wednesday Over SOPA, PIPA
Jimmy Wales / @jimmy_wales: @foxhuntingx Yes, global, of English Wikipedia only.
Alex Howard / @digiphile: @jayrosen_nyu It's not clear if @dickc @finkd or @ericschmidt have the cojones to take users where @davidkarp or @Jimmy_Wales & co have/will
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Wikipedia to black out all 3.8 million English-language pages to protest PIPA
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web: Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours on Wednesday to protest against SOPA
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Wikipedia confirms site blackout to protest SOPA anti-piracy bill
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: SOPA ‘shelved’ indefinitely, but Reddit's Jan. 18 blackout is still on, as PIPA fight continues …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Wikipedia's Anti-SOPA Blackout
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google calls Murdoch's piracy allegations ‘nonsense’
Google calls Murdoch's piracy allegations ‘nonsense’
Discussion: DSLreports, MediaPost, @fieldproducer, Macworld, VentureBeat, BBC, SiliconANGLE, @rafat, ZDNet, Daily Dot, Forbes and AllThingsD, more at Mediagazer »
DSLreports: MPAA: Let's Rush PIPA, SOPA Through Anyway - Because Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and Jobs
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: Anti-Piracy Bill Stalls In House
Neal Mann / @fieldproducer: Wikipedia founder @jimmy_wales says the site will go offline for 24 hours on Wednesday to protest #SOPA the anti piracy bill
Grant Gross / Macworld: Opponent says SOPA may be stalled in Congress
Kristina Farrah / SiliconANGLE: The SOPA, Zappos Hacking Serial Drama
Rafat Ali / @rafat: How long before @rupertmurdoch closes his Twitter feed? I give it 3 more months.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: What does Google's piracy ‘nonsense’ and an extradited student have in common?
Fernando Alfonso III / Daily Dot: Rupert Murdoch booed on Twitter for piracy tirade
Elmira Bayrasli / Forbes: SOPA Threatens American Innovation
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD: Crying “Nonsense,” Google Does Not +1 Murdoch Tweets
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
A TV Debate on Antipiracy
A TV Debate on Antipiracy
Discussion: Techdirt, msnbc.com and Business Insider
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: The Lies Of NBCUniversal's Rick Cotton About SOPA/PIPA
Jonathan Larsen / msnbc.com: Debating SOPA — Chris leads a debate on the controversial …
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Even Woz Thinks the Android Bests the iPhone — Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak still loves his iPhone, but says in some ways, Android has leapt ahead. Wow. — Apple CEO Steve Jobs hated the Android smartphone operating system so much that he vowed he would spend his last dying breath …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, BGR, Network World, iDownloadBlog.com, GigaOM, Redmond Pie, 9to5Google, PhoneArena, WebProNews and 9to5Mac
Deborah Netburn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Does Steve Wozniak really prefer Android to the iPhone?
Dan Graziano / BGR: Steve Wozniak: Android has leapt ahead of Apple in many ways
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Woz loves Android, but iPhone is still good for most
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Android has leapt ahead of iOS, says Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Wozniak Says Android Beats iPhone In Some Ways
Ian Paul / PC World:
Log into Gmail on a PC via Your Smartphone — Google recently introduced a fun (and more secure) way to log into your Google account from a public terminal without entering your password into the PC, and instead using your smartphone and a QR code. — The method is similar to how Google sets …
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: 2 ways to use a smartphone to log into Google on a PC
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches QR Code-Based Login Security Measure
Walter Chang / Google+: remember this url: https://accounts.google.com/ sesame .
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Google Implements Secure Login for Public Browsers Using QR Codes
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Google Sesame: an alternative way to login
Drew Bowling / WebProNews: Open Sesame: Google's Newest Security Log-In Uses QR Codes
Jeff Benjamin / iDownloadBlog.com: How to Access Gmail Securely With a QR Code [Video]
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Open Sesame: A Safer Way to Log In To Your Google Accounts
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Building the next generation file system for Windows: ReFS … In this blog post I'd like to talk about a new file system for Windows. This file system, which we call ReFS, has been designed from the ground up to meet a broad set of customer requirements, both today's and tomorrow's …
Discussion: The Verge, All about Microsoft Blog, Network World, Neowin.net and Windows 8 Tablet Forum
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft goes public with plans for its new Windows 8 file system
Andy Patrizio / Network World: Microsoft officials take the wraps off a new file system …
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Windows 8's file system, ReFS, detailed in new blog post
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Samsung and Apple looking at new waterproof smartphone tech — A new technology that could save your phone from getting water damaged could be included the next wave of smartphones about to be made by Samsung and Apple. — Called HZO, the technology creates a nano-scale film barrier …
Discussion: MacRumors, T3 News, Techie Buzz, GigaOM, Macgasm, SlashGear, iDownloadBlog.com, TUAW, WebProNews, The Next Web, Redmond Pie, everythingiCafe, The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog, PhoneArena and iClarified, Thanks:stuartmiles
Chris Smith / T3 News: Tech Today: Steve Jobs doll canned, Wikipedia to go dark
Parth Dhebar / Techie Buzz: Apple May Waterproof Future Devices With HzO Technology
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Your next iPhone could be waterproof
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Could Apple be looking to waterproof the iPhone 5 with HZO nano-tech?
Steven Sande / TUAW: HzO's WaterBlock technology could make it to Apple products
Shawn Hess / WebProNews: Waterproof iPhones? — New Technology Protects Your Phone From the Washing Machine
Matt Brian / The Next Web: With Samsung and Apple looking at waterproofing devices, is that what consumers want?
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Is Apple Planning a Waterproof iPhone 5?
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog: CES 2012: Want all your mobile gear to be waterproof? HzO can do it
Phone Arena: HzO nanocoating technology from ZAGG to waterproof next season's phones, shopped to Samsung and Apple
iClarified: Apple News | Apple and Samsung Both Looking into HzO Technology to Waterproof Smartphones?
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Uh-oh, PC: Half of computing device sales are mobile — Last week, I pointed out some of the remote access solutions shown at CES that allow you to tap into the power of a full desktop computer from a mobile device. I said it was another nail in the coffin for traditional personal computers …
Discussion: Appolicious Advisor
John P. Mello Jr. / PC World:
Maker of Steve Jobs Action Figure Kills Project — The maker of a controversial Steve Jobs action figure is stopping production and sale of the 12-inch doll following threats of legal action by Apple and Jobs' family. — “Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, New York Times, Mercury News, PadGadget, everythingiCafe, MacRumors, WebProNews and Technabob
Andrea Chang / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Steve Jobs doll withdrawn after objections by his family, Apple
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Action figure of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs canceled
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Steve Jobs Action Figure Scrapped After “Immense Legal Pressure” From Apple Lawyers
Zach Walton / WebProNews: Steve Jobs Doll Is No Longer Being Sold
Shane McGlaun / Technabob: In Icons Cancels Steve Jobs Action Figure Plans
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Wintel tablet PCs may be priced from US$599-899 — Wintel-based tablet PCs may see their prices go as high as US$599-899 due to Intel and Microsoft both being unwilling to drop their related hardware and software quotes, and as a result, it could push consumers from wanting to purchase the devices …
Discussion: Neowin.net, Electronista, PadGadget, BGR, Softpedia News, Digital Trends, Techie Buzz, TechSpot, Macgasm, TG Daily, Engadget, TechEye, SlashGear, Fudzilla, T3 News, dailywireless.org and PhoneArena
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Windows 8 tablets to be priced as high as $999?
Zach Epstein / BGR: Windows 8 tablets could be priced right out of contention
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Wintel tablets may cost $600+ because Microsoft and Intel are unwilling to take a pay cut
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Rumor: Intel-based Windows 8 tablets may start at $600
Grant Brünner / Macgasm: Rumor: Windows 8 Intel tablets to start at $599
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Will high prices thwart WinTel tablet sales?
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: Wintel tablets will demand sky-high prices
Peter Scott / Fudzilla: Intel tablets to cost $599 to $899
Thomas Tamblyn / T3 News: Windows 8 tablets with Intel could hit £600?
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Windows 8 Tablets: $600 & Up — DigiTimes reports …
91% of business pros use iPads for work, 83% loyal to Apple — IDG finds iPad replacing PCs at work — Nearly every business pro with an iPad is using it primarily to get work done, IDG determined in a study on Monday. About 91 percent worldwide who have iPads use it for work first …
Discussion: 9to5Mac, WebProNews, TUAW, iLounge and Softpedia News
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: IDG: 91% of business pros use iPad to get things done as workers ditch notebooks
Zach Walton / WebProNews: iPad Popular Among IT And Business Professionals
Steven Sande / TUAW: IDG research shows iPad's business dominance
Charles Starrett / iLounge: IDG: iPad replacing laptop for over 10% of business users
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone apps: does quantity equal success? — There's been a lot of talk about Windows Phone lately, especially around the latest handsets and user interface. The New York Times highlighted the positive press that Windows Phone has received, stating that the OS is bold.
Discussion: Digital Trends, Pocket-lint, Robert Scoble and Paul Wallbank, Thanks:timan25
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends: Skype still only “coming soon” for Windows Phone 7, despite Microsoft ownership
Ben Crompton / Pocket-lint: Skype for Windows Phone 7 nears release
Robert Scoble / Google+: UPDATE: Skype is coming to Windows Phone Mango
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Is Facebook IPO on Track for Late May? — According to multiple sources, the long anticipated public offering of Facebook is now likely to come in the third week of May. — That means that the company must file its IPO documents within the next month, given the review by the Securities …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: SiliconMorning: a Facebook IPO, a Cranky Rupert Murdoch and a Security Breach at Zappos(1/16)
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: Facebook May Go Public in May 2012?
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook IPO slated for late May (rumor)
Juliette Garside / Guardian: Facebook plans $10bn May stock offering
James Johnson / The Blog Herald: Facebook IPO Coming In Late May
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Facebook IPO Coming In May 2012?
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Facebook reportedly to file IPO documents within the next month, go public in May
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Facebook to IPO in May; Ignore 2011's rubbish IPO year
Steve Clayton / TechNet Blogs:
Surface 2.0 now shipping — I spent a lot of time with Surface 2.0 last week and from this morning onwards, other can begin to have the same pleasure - the SUR 40 is now shipping and available through Samsung channel and reseller partners. Samsung announced the news this morning …
Discussion: The Verge, SlashGear, Electronista, TechCrunch and Engadget
Ross Miller / The Verge: Samsung SUR40 (Microsoft Suface 2.0) now shipping
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: The Surface 2.0 From Microsoft And Samsung Ships At Last
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Surface 2.0 now shipping, packing PixelSense and Gorilla Glass
Charlie Kindel / cek.log:
Fragmentation Is Not The End of Android — The fragmentation of Android is very real and very problematic for end users, developers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, and Google. However fragmentation does not mean Android is going to “die” or “fail” as some seem to think.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 Blog, PC Magazine, Daring Fireball and The Verge
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Did Google ever have a plan to curb Android fragmentation?
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Has Google ‘Lost Control’ of Android Thanks to Fragmentation?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Fragmentation Is Not the End of Android
Yonhap News Agency:
Pantech in patent talks with Microsoft over smartphone — Pantech Co., South Korea's No. 3 handset maker, said Monday it is in talks with Microsoft Corp. over whether to pay royalties to the U.S. firm for its patent for Android smartphones. — Microsoft has been requesting Android handset makers …
Discussion: The Next Web, 9to5Google, PhoneArena, MobileSyrup.com, Neowin.net and Softpedia News
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Microsoft lines up Korean mobile maker Pantech for next Android patent partnership
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Pantech could be next to sign Microsoft patent deal
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
CBS Opens Sports Site to Fantasy App Makers — CBS Corp., in a move aimed at boosting its share of the nearly billion-dollar fantasy-sports business, is opening up its CBS Sports website so outside developers can create apps geared toward fantasy enthusiasts.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple jumps 9 spots to become 8th most valuable brand in the world — Apple was ranked the eighth most valuable brand of the world in 2011, with an estimated total value of $33.49 billion, making it bigger than Disney, Mercedes-Benz and Budweiser. — The 2011 rankings were released on Monday …
Discussion: BGR, 9to5Google, Ubergizmo, ITworld.com, TUAW, PadGadget, WebProNews, MacNN, PhoneArena and iClarified
Dan Graziano / BGR: Apple becomes the eighth most valuable brand in the world
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Apple: now the 8th most valuable brand in the world
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Apple jumps to 9th most valuable brand in the world
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Apple Is The 8th Most Valuable Brand Worldwide
Phone Arena: Apple moves 9 places to become the world's 8th most valuable brand, Nokia slides to 14th
France Lamy / Google LatLong:
World Bank and Google join forces to empower mapping communities around the world — Today the World Bank and Google announced a collaborative agreement aimed at improving disaster preparedness and development efforts in countries around the world. — Under this agreement …
Discussion: All Points Blog, Google Maps Mania, WebProNews and ReadWriteWeb
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog: Google Gives World Bank Map Maker Data Distribution Privileges
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Google Maps Opens World Bank Account
Drew Bowling / WebProNews: Google, World Bank To Improve Disaster Preparedness In Developing Countries
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: World Bank Assumes Control of Google Map Data
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Launches Promo Platform For Artists — For many independent artists obscurity is a bigger problem than piracy, but it's a problem that The Pirate Bay hopes to solve. — Today the largest torrent site on the Internet rolled out a new promotion platform for filmmakers, musicians, writers and all other artists alike.
Discussion: WebProNews, Inquirer and The Next Web
Zach Walton / WebProNews: The Pirate Bay Gets Into Promoting
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Pirate Bay offers artists promotion
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why the video pros are moving away from Apple — Six months after the launch of Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), Apple's major overhaul to its professional video editing software Final Cut Pro, video pros find themselves increasingly looking at other software options.
Shawn Hess / WebProNews: Professional Production Moves Away From Apple
Christian Davenport / Washington Post:
As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves — Kindles, Nooks and iPads can do many amazing things, but they can't bump you ahead in line at the Reston Regional Library. In fact, if you want to borrow a book, it may be quicker to put down your sleek new device and head into the stacks.
David Rothman / TeleRead: Article on ebook crunch at public libraries is a must read
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
Twitter is adding 11 new accounts per second and could pass 500 million in February, says report — The Wall has reported that Twitter is fast approaching its 500 millionth account. According to a study by third party Twitter app Twopcharts, Twitter will hit the landmark figure by this coming February …
Discussion: The Wall Blog and PSFK
Polly Becker / The Wall Blog: Twitter to hit 500 million accounts by February
Emma Hutchings / PSFK: Will The Chinese Twitter Become More Popular Than English Twitter?