David Drummond / The Official Google Blog:
Don't censor the web — You might notice many of your favorite websites look different today. Wikipedia is down. Wordpress is dark. We're censoring our homepage logo and asking you to petition Congress. So what's the big deal? — Right now in Washington D.C. …
Discussion: Digital Trends, GigaOM, Mill Industries, Softpedia News, CNNMoney.com, What's Trending … and Financial Times
Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends: Websites go dark at start of SOPA/PIPA protest
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com: SOPA explained: What it is and why it matters
Shira Lazar / What's Trending with Shira Lazar: Sites Shut Down and Web Reacts To #SOPA, Over 25k Tweets Per Hour
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Wikipedia, Craigslist, other sites go black in SOPA protest — Following through on their threats to shut down for a day over controversial proposed anti-piracy legislation, a coalition of websites including the hugely popular user-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia went black as midnight struck the East Coast.
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Chris Marlowe / Digital Media Wire: Sites Redact the Web to Protest Proposed Legislation
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Google Blackens Its Logo To Protest SOPA/PIPA, While Bing & Yahoo Carry On As Usual
John Cook / GeekWire: And so it begins: Wikipedia turns off the lights and Google blacks out logo in protest of SOPA
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land: Why The Web Is Going Dark Over SOPA & PIPA
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: Web Protests Of Piracy Acts Begin
Jenna Wortham / New York Times: Web Site Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills
Mitchell / Mitchell's Blog: PIPA/SOPA and Why You Should Care
Zachary Sniderman / Mashable!: These Websites Are Going Dark to Protest SOPA Wednesday
Josh Constine / TechCrunch: The Day The LOLcats Died, A Song Against SOPA
David Ulevitch / OpenDNS Blog: OpenDNS and the SOPA blackout: The censorship you can expect
Darren Murph / Engadget: Google, Wikipedia and others protest SOPA / PIPA
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Here's What Google, Craigslist, And Other Websites Are Doing To Protest SOPA
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Google Goes Big With Its SOPA/PIPA Protests; Blacks Out Logo
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Minutes Before the First SOPA Blackouts Start, Mozilla Says It Will Black Out the Firefox Start Page Tomorrow
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Websites go dark in SOPA protest
@benhuh: LOL. http://thepiratebay.org/ is censored. The anti-SOPA protests have accomplished something the copyright lobbyists could never do.
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout underway
Zack Sheppard / Flickr Blog: Help raise awareness about PIPA & SOPA
Declan McCullagh / CNET: Wikipedia, Google blackout sites to protest SOPA
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica: SOPA Resistance Day begins at Ars
Robin Kwong / FT Tech Hub: Wikipedia goes dark, Google logo blacked out
Robert Andrews / @robertandrews: So Wikipedia has blacked itself out to the entire English-speaking world for a US law.
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans: Google Goes Black In Protest Of SOPA/PIPA - CyanogenMod Does Their Part Too
Eric Fader / TrendSlate: Google Protests SOPA
@firefox: Tomorrow Mozilla joins with other sites in a virtual strike to protest #PIPA and #SOPA http://t.co/isbPPYTo and http://t.co/09U6mz0m
Rupert Murdoch / AJE - Al Jazeera English: Websites ‘blackout’ over anti-piracy bill
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Google Protests SOPA With Blacked Out Logo
Nate Silver / @fivethirtyeight: The Wikipedia pages for #SOPA and #PIPA are *not* blacked out, unlike the rest of the site. http://t.co/XISvu4TA
Cheezburger Network / The Daily What: Internet Blackout of the Day: The Great Wikipedia Blackout of 2012 has begun.
E.D. Kain / Forbes: OpenDNS To Participate in Anti-SOPA Protests
Jacob Appelbaum / @ioerror:
And Google is now showing US visitors a blackout banner and linking to this: https://www.google.com/landing/ takeaction/ #SOPA #PIPA
Discussion: paidContent, @mattcutts, @rob_sheridan and @scepticgeek
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Google Finds Way To Get On SOPA Soap Box Without Going Dark
Matt Cutts / @mattcutts: Google's anti-censorship logo and home page message is live now: http://t.co/yzPCYElE
Rob Sheridan / @rob_sheridan: The @Google logo is now blacked out (in the US, at least) and links to an anti #SOPA #PIPA petition: https://t.co/TuMWvAx8 - via @mmasnick
Mahendra Palsule / @scepticgeek: How Google's anti-SOPA homepage appears outside US: http://t.co/uMFe3iPJ
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Taking SOPA/PIPA to the streets: Protests on for SF, NYC — A number of tech industry companies and organizations are taking to the web to protest the proposed anti-piracy legislation in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA.) But the demonstrations don't stop …
Discussion: Michael Geist Blog, Beth's Blog, danah boyd and TechCrunch
Beth / Beth's Blog: SOPA Strike: 12 Hour Internet Blackout on Jan. 18th To Call Attention to US Bill That Threatens Open Internet
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Reddit's Alexis Ohanian On SOPA: “The Fight Isn't Over”
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Haha: The MPAA thinks SOPA blackouts are gimmicks and ‘abuses of power’
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: January 18 SOPA/PIPA blackout: A quick guide
Jonathan Burg / Jon Burg's Future Visions: Is Silence Inaction or Protest? #SOPA #PIPA
Jared Newman / PC World: SOPA and PIPA: Just the Facts
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Yes, Google Will Protest SOPA on its Homepage
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft says it opposes SOPA ‘as currently drafted’ — Much of the tech world's attention is focused on the Stop Online Piracy Act this week, with Wikipedia and others planning to black out their sites Wednesday to protest the bill and its companion Protect IP Act.
Discussion: ZDNet, The Verge, Seattle Times, Search Engine Land and Techdirt, Thanks:johnhcook
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: Microsoft opposes SOPA ‘as currently drafted’
Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft says it opposes SOPA
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times: Microsoft opposes SOPA
Hugh O'Connell / Business Insider:
How To Access Wikipedia During Its 24-Hour Blackout — IF YOU OBJECT to the legislation currently weaving its way through the US Congress and wish to participate in the 24-hour internet blackout taking place today then we suggest you stop reading now. — But if you are one of the many millions …
Discussion: Digits, TechEye, The Atlantic Online, Mashable!, Sydney Morning Herald, Bits, PandoDaily, @benhuh, Associated Press, The Verge, memeburn, Gizmodo and @pkafka
Emily Steel / Digits: Need Wikipedia Wednesday? Here's How to Access It
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Wales' Wikipedia SOPA blackout doesn't apply to smartphones
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: While Wikipedia's Down, This Tool Will Answer Your Questions With Google's Cache
Christine Erickson / Mashable!: Wikipedia Blackout: Survive with These 12 Alternatives
Sarah Maslin Nir / Bits: Wikipedia Blackout Lets In Some Light
Paul Carr / PandoDaily: The Future: In Safe Hands
@benhuh: Tsk. Tsk, WSJ. Telling people how to circumvent censorship is a violation of SOPA. http://www.techmeme.com/...
Vlad Savov / The Verge: The SOPA blackout: Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, Google, and many others protest proposed law
Martin Carstens / memeburn: How to view Wikipedia during the SOPA/PIPA protest
Andrew Tarantola / Gizmodo: How To Access Wikipedia During Tomorrow's Blackout Protest
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay: PIPA/SOPA Won't Stop Us!
The Pirate Bay: PIPA/SOPA Won't Stop Us!
Discussion: Guardian, Inquirer, AllThingsD, Gizmodo, Computerworld, FlowingData, Webmonkey, ClickZ, Business Insider, Politico Pro and TechCrunch
Lizzy Davies / Guardian: Wikipedia begins SOPA protest blackout
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Google does its bit for SOPA protest day
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: List of Sites Planning SOPA Protests Continues to Grow
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: What Is SOPA?
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld: Protests against SOPA, PIPA go viral
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: Protest SOPA: Black Out Your Website the Google-Friendly Way
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Google Will Use Homepage to Protest SOPA/PIPA Bills
House Judiciary Committee:
Stop Online Piracy Act Markup to Resume in February
Stop Online Piracy Act Markup to Resume in February
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar: O'Reilly will go dark on January 18
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: SOPA Resurrected as Google and Others Join Protests
Dan Mitchell / Fortune: Foes of proposed anti-piracy laws step up their protests
John Callaham / Neowin.net: SOPA hearings to resume in February in US House
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: SOPA's Creator Aims To Resuscitate Bill After Protest Blackout
Deborah Netburn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: SOPA anti-piracy bill markup to resume next month, lawmaker says
Diane Bartz / Reuters: House to take up anti-piracy bill in February
Eric Rosser Eldon / @eldon: say what you will about rep. lamar smith, at least he's loyal to the people who pay him: http://t.co/dgQfrrHD #SOPA
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: House debate over SOPA anti-piracy bill to resume in Feb.
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: More Sites Going Dark Over SOPA and PIPA, But Not Twitter
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!: SOPA Author Attacks Wikipedia, Schedules Debate on Bill
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: Google Joins SOPA Protests
Boonsri Dickinson / Business Insider: This App Makes It Super Easy To Yell At Your Senator About Internet Censorship
Greg Sandoval / CNET: Google will protest SOPA using popular home page
Vincent Chow / Dice Blog Network: Wikipedia Going Offline to Protest SOPA
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Sources: Four More Board Members Will Be Following Yang Out the Door — According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is just the first shoe to drop in what is shaping up to be what looks like a large exodus of board members from the Silicon Valley Internet company.
Discussion: Inquirer, Guardian, Computerworld, The Wall Blog, Digits, mocoNews, VentureBeat, PC Magazine, Macworld and Tech and China, more at Mediagazer »
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Jerry Yang quits Yahoo board
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Jerry Yang leaves Yahoo
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews: Jerry Yang Has Left the Building; Resigns From Yahoo, Alibaba Boards
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns from board of directors and all other roles
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Leaves Company
Juan Carlos Perez / Macworld: Jerry Yang leaves Yahoo
Yahoo! Announces Resignation of Jerry Yang — SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), the premier digital media company, today announced that Jerry Yang has resigned from its Board of Directors and all other positions with the company, effective today.
Discussion: The Tech Trade, Reuters, Reuters, Business Insider, TechCrunch, AllThingsD, PandoDaily, AdExchanger.com, The Tech Trade, Deal Journal, New York Times, Ubergizmo, GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, eWeek, MediaNama, Marketing Land, The Huffington Post, CNET, USA Today, Deadline.com, BBC, Wired, Mashable!, @dangillmor, Search Engine Land, CBS News, Engadget, PhysOrg.com, CNNMoney.com, DealBook, Financial Post, Social Markets, Mercury News, The Next Web, MediaPost, Boing Boing, GigaOM, Guardian, LiveSide.net and The New Persuaders, more at Mediagazer »
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Yahoo co-founder Yang resigns
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: JERRY YANG IS OUT — YAHOO'S STOCK IS UP
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: Jerry Yang Leaves Yahoo
Yang Out / AdExchanger.com: Yang Leaves Yahoo! Board; Namely Optimizing Agency HR; Q4 Earnings Cavalcade Begins With Google
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo
Edwin Kee / Ubergizmo: Jerry Yang resigns from Yahoo!
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: Jerry Yang Resigns from Yahoo!
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek: Yang Cuts Ties With Yahoo, Company He Co-Created
Vikas SN / MediaNama: Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo's Board
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land: As Jerry Yang Steps Down, Remembering The Yahoo Priority Queue
Catharine Smith / The Huffington Post: Jerry Yang, Yahoo Co-Founder, Leaving The Company
Larry Dignan / CNET: Why Jerry Yang's resignation is a great, if belated, move
Jon Swartz / USA Today: Yahoo co-founder Yang exits the company
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Severs Ties With Company
Tim Carmody / Wired: Co-Founder, Ex-CEO Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo's Board
Kate Freeman / Mashable!: Yahoo's Jerry Yang Resigns
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Jerry Yang departs Yahoo. Press press release contains what are surely among history's most insincere quotes http://t.co/kTRQZBer
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Yahoo's Co-founder Jerry Yang Resigns
Darren Murph / Engadget: Yahoo's Jerry Yang quits the company he co-founded, walks away from Alibaba as well
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com: Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook: Yahoo's Jerry Yang Resigns From Board
Matt Hartley / Financial Post: Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns
Tomio Geron / Social Markets: Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang leaves company
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Jerry Yang has resigned from the Yahoo board
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Yahoo co-founder, former CEO Jerry Yang resigns from board and “all other positions”
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns after 16 years as “Chief Yahoo”
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Jerry Yang resigns from Yahoo
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Jerry Yang resigns from Yahoo!-will we learn the fate of Microsoft's Bing-Yahoo! alliance soon?
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily: Here's Why Roy Bostock Isn't Out....Yet
Charles Cooper / CBS News: Can the naysaying and give Jerry Yang his due
Samsung says not interested in buying RIM — (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Wednesday it was not interested in taking over Research In Motion after shares of the BlackBerry smartphone maker jumped more than 10 percent following a tech blog report that it was seeking to sell itself to the South Korean firm.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Appboy Blog, The Tech Trade, Engadget, PhoneArena, GottaBeMobile, Android Phone Fans, TmoNews, AllThingsD, MediaFile and Electronista
Hillel Fuld / Appboy Blog: Exclusive: The Tech Press Got it Wrong. Samsung is Not Buying RIM, Amazon is!
Darren Murph / Engadget: Samsung wasn't interested in buying RIM, still isn't interested in buying RIM
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: Samsung Not Interested in Buying RIM
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans: Samsung Feigns Interest In RIM - Reportedly Not Interested In BlackBerries
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: RIM Jumps on Samsung Buyout Rumors, but Licensing Deal More Likely
Carla Tonelli / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Is Samsung buying RIM?
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Research In Motion pushing for sale to Samsung
Research In Motion pushing for sale to Samsung
Discussion: VentureBeat, Fudzilla, Ars Technica, The Verge, T3 News, PadGadget, Geek.com, AndroidGuys, WebProNews, TechSpot, Pocketables, LAPTOP Magazine, GottaBeMobile, Android Phone Fans, The Next Web and ITworld.com
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Samsung would be crazy to buy RIM
David Stellmack / Fudzilla: Could RIM be looking to sell to Samsung?
David Pierce / The Verge: Samsung: ‘we are not interested in buying RIM’
Will Shanklin / Geek.com: Is RIM being shopped to Samsung?
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Samsung cosnidering licensing Blackberry, sources indicate
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: RIM May Be Looking To Sell; Is Samsung Buying?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Rumor: Research In Motion pushing for sale to Samsung
Oliver Renick / LAPTOP Magazine: RIM Looks to Samsung for Possible Sale, Report Says
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: RIM Eying Samsung for Buyout?
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Samsung says it has no interest in buying RIM and hasn't been approached
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Samsung's not going to buy RIM (not now, anyway)
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Turns to iWork Executive for Textbooks — As Apple Inc. prepares to unveil a new digital-textbook service on Thursday, the spotlight is falling on its vice president who is leading core aspects of the new service: Roger Rosner. — According to people familiar with the matter …
Discussion: Gizmodo, 9to5Mac, Electronista and MacRumors, more at Mediagazer »
Andrew Tarantola / Gizmodo: iWork Chief May Be Leading Apple's New Textbook Service
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple's iWork VP Roger Rosner leading development of digital textbook creation tools
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: iWork VP Roger Rosner Taking Charge of Apple's Digital Textbook Initiative
Paul Venezia / InfoWorld:
Fundamental Oracle flaw revealed — A design decision made by Oracle architects long ago may have painted some of Oracle's largest customers into a corner. Patches have arrived, but how much will they correct? Over the past two months, InfoWorld has been researching a flaw …
Discussion: eWeek, Ars Technica, Business Insider and Dennis Fisher
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: Oracle Patches 78 Bugs in January's Critical Patch Update
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica: Oracle drops a pile of critical patches in 78-update release
Eytan Bakshy / Facebook:
Rethinking Information Diversity in Networks — How do your friends shape the information you see and read online? Social networking technologies like Facebook let us connect to hundreds, even thousands of people — and have fundamentally changed how people get their information.
Discussion: Slate, PC Magazine, Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
Farhad Manjoo / Slate: The End of the Echo Chamber
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Facebook Actually Useful, Not An Echo Chamber
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Is Totally Not an Echo Chamber, Says Facebook
Facebook Is Totally Not an Echo Chamber, Says Facebook
Discussion: PC World
Sharon Gaudin / PC World: Facebook May Let You Share What You Do Off-Site
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Are Android Smartphones Bigger Than the iPhone? — Interesting theory from Jin Kim: … Kim makes a good case that an Android phone with a 3.5-inch display and 300+ pixels per inch resolution would reduce on-screen tap targets (like buttons) and text to an uncomfortably small size.
Discussion: Gizmodo and DisplayBlog
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo: Why Android Handsets are Bigger Than the iPhone
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
For Some Internet Start-Ups, a Failure Is Just the Beginning — Every entrepreneur hopes to start the next big thing. But sometimes the first try doesn't go as planned. — Bradford Shellhammer remembers the exact moment he realized his fledgling Web start-up, Fabulis …
Israeli hackers bring down Saudi, UAE stock exchange websites — In fresh round of cyber warfare, Israel hackers, who go by the name IDF-TEAM, retaliate against Saudi attack on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, El Al websites. — Get Haaretz on iPhone — Get Haaretz on Android
Discussion: Ars Technica, The Next Web, Pastebin, VentureBeat, @jspepper, Betabeat and TG Daily
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica: Israeli and Palestinian hackers trade DDoS attacks in rising cyber-gang war
Sarah Mitroff / VentureBeat: Israeli hackers attack Saudi & UAE stock exchange websites
Jeremy Pepper / @jspepper: Can't believe no one made a “Zohar” joke headline w/this: Israeli hackers bring down Saudi, UAE stock exchange websites http://t.co/GMSX2fdA
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: In Response to ‘Pathetic’ Anti-Israeli Hacks, Israeli Hackers Show Saudi Arabia What Real Hacking Looks Like
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Saudi and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges downed in cyber attack
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Facebook, Zynga Luring Employees to Hog Bandwidth at Work Hours — Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) — Social-network users are hogging more computer-network bandwidth — from the cubicle next door. — A growing proportion of the capacity on corporate networks is being taken up by employees actively …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
HP appoints Bill Veghte as chief strategy officer, will lead ‘cloud and webOS open source initiatives’ — Bill Veghte was already having his checks cut by HP (after cutting ties with Microsoft), but now he'll be filling a slightly different corner office. The company today announced …
Discussion: HP, The Register and Reuters
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: Microsoftie takes over HP's strategy
Poornima Gupta / Reuters: HP names new strategy chief
Internet 2011 in numbers — So what happened with the Internet in 2011? How many email accounts were there in the world in 2011? How many websites? How much did the most expensive domain name cost? How many photos were hosted on Facebook? How many videos were viewed to YouTube?
Alicia Eler / ReadWriteWeb: The Internet of 2011 vs. The Internet of 2010
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Will Windows 8 on ARM be an OEM-only product? — Summary: Will Windows 8 on ARM be available only as something preloaded on new tablets and PCs from selected vendors? We still don't know for sure. — All the recent back and forth over Microsoft disallowing the installation …
Discussion: TechEye, CNET, Within Windows, Electronista and Windows 8 News, Rumors & Tips
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Windows 8 mystery stuffs up spending
Brooke Crothers / CNET: Microsoft lays out Window 8 tablet hardware requirements
Rafael Rivera / Within Windows: Windows 8 Secrets: PC and Device Requirements
Zeljka Zorz / Help Net Security:
Hackers steal $6.7 million in bank cyber heist — A perfectly planned, coordinated and executed bank robbery was executed during the first three days of the new year in Johannesburg, and left the targeted South African Postbank - part of the nation's Post Office service - with a loss of some $6.7 million.
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: Will a $6.7 million cyber heist spur a move toward fixing the Internet?
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Sources: Google contractors fired after vandalizing OpenStreetMap, ‘no connection’ with Mocality incident (updated) — OpenStreetMap (OSM) representatives reported yesterday that miscreants originating from a Google IP address in India had extensively vandalized OSM — a Google spokesperson …
Discussion: Digit - Tech News, Wired Enterprise, Web 2.0 Asia Blog and MediaNama
Caleb Garling / Wired Enterprise: Google Workers Caught ‘Vandalizing’ Open Source Maps
Web 2.0 Asia Blog: OpenStreetMap Accuses Google of Vandalizing Open Source Maps, IP Originate from Google India
Anupam Saxena / MediaNama: Google Accused Of Vandalizing OpenStreetMap Data
ZTE sees China, U.S. key smartphone markets — (Reuters) - ZTE Corp, the world's No.4 handset maker, said it sees China and the United States as key drivers for its fast-growing smartphone market as it shifts away from low-end feature phones in a bid to boost profit margins.
Discussion: IntoMobile, PhoneArena, MobileBurn.com, Engadget, TechCrunch, Android Phone Fans, PhoneArena, Electronista and BGR
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: ZTE looks to China and the United States to double the amount smartphones they currently ship
Michael Oryl / MobileBurn.com: ZTE to double phone shipments, expand Windows Phone deployment in 2012
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: ZTE Plans Huge Smartphone Push Into China, U.S.
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans: ZTE Plans To Double Smartphone Shipments in US For 2012 - Will Focus On High-End Devices
Todd Haselton / BGR: ZTE sets its sights on U.S. and China for smartphone growth