Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
“Don't Be Evil” Tool — Backed By Facebook & Twitter — Gets Them Into Google's “Search Plus Your World” — I've written that Google has plenty of public data to allow parts its new Search Plus Your World feature to be inclusive of rival social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Computerworld, AllThingsD, 9to5Google, Marketing Land, parislemon, Pulse2, GigaOM, Macworld, Network World and Webmonkey, Thanks:@blakeross
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Facebook And Twitter Engineers Fight Google “Search Plus Your World” With “Don't Be Evil”
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Twitter and Facebook engineers create 'Don't Be Evil' tool to alter Google's controversial social results
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Facebook Product Director Blake Ross Designs “Focus On The User”
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Facebook picks fight with Google over who is more evil
Joel Mathis / Macworld: 'Don't Be Evil' bookmarklet tweaks Google search results
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: Hack Swaps Google's Search Plus Your World Results for the Wider Social Web
John Battelle / John Battelle's Search Blog:
Facebook Coalition To Google: Don't Be Evil, Focus On The User — Last week I spent an afternoon down at Facebook, as I mentioned here. While at Facebook I met with Blake Ross, Direct of Product (and well known in web circles as one of the creators of Firefox).
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Facebook to Google: 'Don't be evil'
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Engineers from Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace collaborate to challenge Google's Search Plus Your World
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace to Google: Don't be evil
Elinor Mills / CNET: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace create social search tool
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Facebook Targets Google+ With 'Don't Be Evil' Tool
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Focus on the User — Open source “Don't be evil” …
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Facebook, Google, and Evil: Standard Operating Procedure?
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: It's Not Wrong for Google to Focus on Its Own Users
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: Facebook Engineers Built A Way Better Version Of Google
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge: ‘Focus on the User’ swaps Google+ for the entire social web when searching
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Social-networking rivals take aim at Google's new search feature, offer free workaround
Bradley Horowitz / Google+:
Toward a more inclusive naming policy for Google+ — With Google+, we aspire to make online sharing more like sharing in the real world. And during the Google+ signup process, we've asked users to select the name they commonly use in real life. — Since launch we've listened closely …
Discussion: SiliconFilter, PandoDaily, TechCrunch, 9to5Google, Marketing Land, VentureBeat, Business Insider, NBC Bay Area, Epeus' epigone, Bits, GadgeTell, The Next Web and WebProNews
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Google+ Eases Up on Real Name Policy, But Still Makes Being Anonymous Hard
Trevor Gilbert / PandoDaily: Search, Plus Your World Plus Your Pseudonym
Jake Smith / 9to5Google: Google now allows for nicknames on Google+
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat: Google+ is now allowing nicknames, pseudonyms & more
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Now You Can Use A Fake Name On Google+
Mathew Luschek / NBC Bay Area: Google+ Now Allows Nicknames
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone: Google Plus admits they want fake names
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: In a Switch, Google Plus Now Allows Pseudonyms
Jeremy Hill / GadgeTell: Google+ eases up on real name requirement
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web: According to Google, 20% of Google+ users who submit name appeals would prefer to use a pseudonym.
Drew Bowling / WebProNews: Google+ Now Accepting Pseudonyms, Nicknames
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable!:
Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms — The Google+ Common Name policy will never be the same. Google promised it would take a close look at the requirement that only real names and identities reside on its seven-month-old social network, and now the search giant has reversed course …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple's iBooks in Three Days — Though nascent and unproven, Apple's new textbook initiative appears to be gaining lots of momentum — and quickly, too. Within days of its debut, Apple's iBooks textbook store had already racked up a significant number of downloads.
Discussion: SiliconANGLE, Techie Buzz, Technology Review, VentureBeat, HotHardware.com News, Mercury News, Appolicious Advisor, TUAW, 9to5Mac, App Advice, CNET, iPhone Hacks, iDownloadBlog.com, eBookNewser, NBC Bay Area, Mashable!, Pulse2, PadGadget, Macgasm, Redmond Pie and Electronista, more at Mediagazer »
Mellisa Tolentino / SiliconANGLE: The Contradictory World of Apple iBooks 2
Parth Dhebar / Techie Buzz: Early iBooks Textbooks Downloads Estimated at 350,000?
Christopher Mims / Technology Review: One eBook Platform to Rule Them All
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Analyst: Apple sold more than 350,000 e-textbooks in three days
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: Apple's new textbook offering sees 350,000 downloads in three days, report says
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Estimated 350,000 iBooks textbooks downloaded in three days
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Global Equities Research: iBooks Textbooks downloaded 350,000 times in three days
A.T. Faust III / App Advice: iBooks 2 Serves 350,000 e-Textbook Downloads In First Three Days
Don Reisinger / CNET: Apple sells 350,000 textbooks in three days, analyst says
Joe Rossignol / iDownloadBlog.com: 350,000 Textbooks for iPad Downloaded in Three Days
Nate Hoffelder / eBookNewser: More Than 350 Thousand Textbooks Downloaded From iBooks in The First 3 Days
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Users Download 350,000 Textbooks From iBooks in 3 Days [REPORT]
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple iBooks Hits 350,000 Textbook Downloads In 3 Days
Grant Brünner / Macgasm: Apple sees 350,000 textbooks downloaded in the days after the iBooks 2 launch
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: Apple's Textbooks Hit 350,000 Downloads In Just Three Days
Lee Rainie / Pew Internet:
Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period — The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, eWeek, TechCrunch, The Seattle Times, paidContent, AllThingsD, 9to5Mac, App Advice, VentureBeat, Electronista, Computerworld, BetaNews, mediabistro.com, The Verge, WebProNews, CNN, SlashGear, Techland, Consumer Reports News, Mixed Media, MediaShift Idea Lab, Good E-Reader, PadGadget, dailywireless.org, TechSpot, blog.chron.com, Liliputing, PC World, MediaPost, Marketing Land, GigaOM, Reuters and MacRumors, more at Mediagazer »
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Tablet, e-reader ownership in U.S. jumps to 19% over the holidays
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Tablet, E-Book Reader Sales Soar Over Holidays: Pew
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: New digital divide: Tablets and e-readers?
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat: Tablet ownership doubled over the 2011 holiday season
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: One in four Americans own an e-book reader or tablet
Donya Blaze / mediabistro.com: Afternoon Media Newsfeed: 01.23.12
Vlad Savov / The Verge: Pew: 19 percent of American adults now own a tablet, twice as many as in December
Shawn Hess / WebProNews: Tablet Ownership Surges Over This Past Holiday!
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Tablet and eReader ownership surged over 2011 holidays
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Huge Jump in Tablet and e-Reader Sales Over the Holidays
Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader: Tablet, e-Reader Ownership Almost Doubled in U.S.
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Tablet Ownership Doubled Over Holidays
Dwight Silverman / blog.chron.com: Nearly 1 in 5 adult Americans now own a tablet computer, according to Pew
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: 1 in 5 American Adults Own a Tablet
Mark Walsh / MediaPost: Tablet, E-Reader Owners Double Over Holidays
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land: Pew: 19 Percent Of Americans Now Own Tablets, eReaders
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: There's room for both tablets and e-readers (for now)
Wall Street Journal:
RIM CEOs Give Up Top Posts in Shuffle — WATERLOO, Ontario—After 20 years together at the helm of Research In Motion Ltd., Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the company's co-chief executives, turned over the top job late Sunday to a little-known insider as part of a board and management shuffle.
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Is A Patsy Set Up To Fail
Adi Robertson / The Verge: RIM's new CEO: who is Thorsten Heins?
George Tinari / IntoMobile: RIM's stock hammered after naming new CEO
Juliette Garside / Guardian: RIM pays price for failing to keep up with Apple
Alastair Sharp / Reuters: BlackBerry maker CEOs step down as pressure mounts
Dave Michels / CloudAve: 10 Reasons Why RIM Won't Die
Rita Trichur / Globe and Mail: Heins eager to prove he's up to the task at RIM
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: RIM's strategy of marketing, Android apps, and low-end devices fails to excite
Rip Empson / TechCrunch: RIM's New Playbook: The CEO Sneak
Calob Horton / Pocketables: Mike Lazaridis, Jim Balsillie out as CEOs at RIM, replaced by Thorsten Heins
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Thorsten Heins Gets Promoted To President and CEO Of RIM
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: New RIM CEO squashes Android rumors for good, promises little change
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: RIM Names Thorsten Heins New President And CEO
Ryan Kim / GigaOM: Yo, RIM: Where's your sense of urgency?
Matt Brian / The Next Web: New RIM CEO to focus on marketing, execution and consumer markets. Is that enough?
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
Denial Is Not A Turnaround Strategy: Why RIM's New CEO Needs To Get Real
Denial Is Not A Turnaround Strategy: Why RIM's New CEO Needs To Get Real
Discussion: CNET and Toronto Standard
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET: Dialed In #207: A new beginning for BlackBerry? (podcast)
Navneet Alang / Toronto Standard: How RIM Can Save Itself
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
New RIM CEO Won't Split Company Up: “I Don't Think There Is a Drastic Change Needed.”
New RIM CEO Won't Split Company Up: “I Don't Think There Is a Drastic Change Needed.”
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Engadget, parislemon, The Verge, mocoNews, Globe and Mail, FierceWireless, Redmond Pie, TechCrunch, PadGadget, MarketBeat and Digits
Will Connors / Wall Street Journal: Who Is New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins?
Vlad Savov / The Verge: RIM NAMES NEW CEO: ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE BLOG
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: The 3 things that RIM's new CEO needs to execute on: devices, carriers, messaging
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: RIM Set To Have Another Stab At The BlackBerry PlayBook To Get Back Into The Game
Mark Gongloff / MarketBeat: RIM's New CEO: Analysts Not Impressed
Tom Loftus / Digits: RIM's New Boss: The Analysts React
Darren Murph / Engadget:
RIM's new CEO isn't the shakeup it needed
RIM's new CEO isn't the shakeup it needed
Discussion: TechCrunch, AllThingsD, Telegraph, Daring Fireball, Dice Blog Network, YouTube, Guardian, SplatF, PandoDaily, HBR.org, BaltTech and The Verge
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: RIM: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Bosses
Dan Frommer / SplatF: RIM can't save itself
Trevor Gilbert / PandoDaily: RIM Can't Save Itself
Stephen Wunker / HBR.org: Six Strategy Insights RIM's New CEO Can Use
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: RIM gets rid of its Noah's Ark problem
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge: RIM is open to licensing BlackBerry 10, confirms new CEO
Nokia Lumia Sales Seen Topping 1 Million — Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)'s first phones running Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) software may have sold enough units last year to help rebuild investor confidence in the Finnish company, which lost $19 billion in market value in 2011.
Discussion: Business Insider, GeekWire, eWeek, VentureBeat, CNET, GigaOM, MobileSyrup.com, The Next Web, AllThingsD, IntoMobile, Seattle Times and Electronista
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider: Nokia Shipped A Million Windows Phones In 2011, But How Many Did People Actually Buy?
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Estimate: Nokia ships more than 1M Windows Phones
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Nokia Windows Phone Shipments Estimated at More Than 1 Million
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Nokia's Windows Phone bet pays off, over 1M Lumias sold
Lance Whitney / CNET: Nokia's Lumia shipments may have exceeded 1 million in 2011
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: What would 1M Windows Phones sold mean for Micro-kia?
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Microsoft: Windows Phone updates will accelerate
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Nokia's First Windows Phones Off to a Decent Start
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Nokia Lumia line has sold over 1 million units
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times: Nokia Lumia sales top a million?
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Cyberlocker Ecosystem Shocked As Big Players Take Drastic Action — While the shutdown last week of Megaupload and the arrest of its founder and management team was certainly dramatic, a situation of perhaps even greater gravity is beginning to emerge. — Over the past 48 to 72 hours …
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: MegaFallout: Shutdown of MegaUpload Spooks Other Services
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm: Media Locker Apps Curtail File Sharing After MegaUpload Arrests (Updated)
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: FileSonic shutters: Another file-sharing site bites the dust
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Raid on Megaupload Rocks Cyberlocker Industry As Sites Stop Paying Uploaders, Delete Content, and Ban Sharing
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: After Megaupload, FileSonic Disables File Sharing
Jonathan Bailey / Plagiarism Today: 3 Count: Changing Winds
Steve McCaskill / TechWeekEurope UK: Filesonic Puts The Brakes on File Sharing Service
Harrison Weber / The Next Web: File sharing sites scramble to avoid raids, one bans the US altogether
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: YouTube hits 4 billion daily video views — (Reuters) - YouTube, Google Inc's video website, is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, a 25 percent increase in the past eight months, according to the company. — The jump in video views comes as Google pushes YouTube beyond …
Nathan Pensky / VatorNews: YouTube video views up 25% to four billion
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: YouTube is racking up page views like crazy: 4B per day
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: YouTube shows Silicon Valley how it can beat Hollywood
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: YouTube's Reach Begins to Eclipse Television
Cynthia Boris / Marketing Pilgrim: YouTube Users Upload 60 Hours of Video Per Minute
Paul Lilly / HotHardware.com News: YouTube Tops 4 Billion Daily Video Views
Don Reisinger / CNET: YouTube soars past 4 billion daily video views
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: Every 10 Days A Century Of Video Is Uploaded To YouTube
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: YouTube Reaches 4 Billion Views Per Day
Chris Davies / SlashGear: YouTube hits 4bn video views a day
Greg Jarboe / ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest: 60 Hours Of Video Is Now Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: YouTube Users Now Upload 1 Hour of Video Per Second
Paul Sawers / The Next Web: YouTube launches OneHourPerSecond to visualize how much video is uploaded each second
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Rumor: Apple spent $100 million in its first case against HTC — and got almost nothing — As I reported in this week's Newsweek, Apple's “thermonuclear war” on Android smartphone makers has been fizzling out lately. Most of Apple's legal claims have been tossed out, and the two minor victories Apple …
Discussion: CNET, 9to5Google, MacRumors, BGR and Electronista
Roger Cheng / CNET: Did Apple blow $100 million in its legal fight against HTC?
Élyse Betters / 9to5Google: Apple spends $100M to sue Android makers, is it working?
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple reportedly burned $100 million on patent spat with HTC
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Our Apple whisper numbers — Averaging the Q1 2012 estimates of the six analysts with the best track records — Whisper numbers, according to Wikipedia, emerge from widening cracks in the spreadsheets maintained by Wall Street analysts. Quoting an article by Daniel Svensson, the entry explains:
Discussion: parislemon, MacRumors, CNET, GeekWire and 9to5Mac
Josh Lowensohn / CNET: Apple earnings preview: It's all about the iPhone 4S
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Gilt Groupe Cuts Include 10 Percent of Employees and Two Executives — Gilt Groupe, a luxury e-commerce and flash sales site, has trimmed roughly 10 percent — as many as 90 — of its employees, including some of its management team. — Earlier this month, Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan downplayed rumors …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Local Onliner, Betabeat and Business Insider
Ben Popper / VentureBeat: Gilt Groupe lays off 10 percent of employees and shutters regional offices
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Layoffs at Gilt Groupe Complete: 90 Employees Let Go, Gilt City Closes Offices in Six Markets
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Dear Rupert Murdoch: Let's Talk Piracy & “The Simpsons” — Rupert, my son had a simple request. “Daddy, can we watch last week's episode of The Simpsons?” No, son, we can't. You can blame Rupert Murdoch for that. — Rupert, I know you're all upset about all those SOPA & PIPA protests last week.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Supreme Court Court Rejects Willy-nilly GPS Tracking — The Supreme Court said Monday that law enforcement authorities might need a probable-cause warrant from a judge to affix a GPS device to a vehicle and monitor its every move — but the justices did not say that a warrant was needed in all cases.
Discussion: Techdirt, Mashable!, Computerworld, CNET, The Not-So Private Parts, Gizmodo, Reuters, Ars Technica, TechEye, Neowin.net, USA Today, VentureBeat and dailywireless.org
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Fourth Amendment Lives? Supreme Court Says GPS Monitoring Is A Search That May Require Warrant [Updated]
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!: Supreme Court: GPS Tracking Is Illegal Without Warrant
Grant Gross / Computerworld: Supreme Court: GPS tracking needs court warrant
Declan McCullagh / CNET: Why Supreme Court's GPS ruling will improve your privacy rights
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: A Supreme Court Justice's Radical Proposal Regarding The Privacy of Your Google Searches …
James Vicini / Reuters: Supreme Court limits police use of GPS to track suspects
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica: Supreme Court holds warrantless GPS tracking unconstitutional
Christopher White / Neowin.net: US Supreme Court: Police need warrants to use GPS
Joan Biskupic / USA Today: Supreme Court rules warrant needed for GPS tracking
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Supremes: Police Need Warrent for GPS Tracking
Tom Loftus / Digits:
T-Mobile, AT&T File For FCC Approval Of Spectrum Transfer — T-Mobile USA and AT&T filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission for approval of the transfer of $1 billion in wireless airwaves AT&T promised as a result of the failure of its $39 billion bid to take over its smaller rival.
Discussion: BGR, The Verge, Engadget, FierceWireless and Electronista
Todd Haselton / BGR: T-Mobile and AT&T apply for $1 billion spectrum transfer with FCC
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge: AT&T and T-Mobile apply to FCC for approval of $1 billion spectrum transfer
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: AT&T, T-Mobile file request for AWS spectrum transfer
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Search, Punctuation Marks and Other Symbols — Google usually ignores punctuation and mathematical symbols from a query because it doesn't index them. They rarely change the meaning of a query and Google's index would have to grow a lot bigger, without improving the results too much.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Land
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: Google Upgrades Punctuation Search Results
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Search Showing Results For Punctuation Marks
Jay Greene / CNET:
Google nearly doubles lobbying spending in 2011, tops Microsoft — Google nearly doubled its federal lobbying expenditures last year, surpassing rival Microsoft in dollars doled out to persuade legislators to consider its policy positions. — The Web giant spent $9.68 million in 2011 on federal lobbying …
Discussion: Marketing Land, GeekWire and Softpedia News
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Android will be the platform of choice for developers, study says — It seems the Android momentum can't be stopped. — This guy is everywhere now. — Google's Android will become the preeminent platform for developers over the next 12 months, according to a study by research firm Ovum.
Discussion: The Register, Electronista, Ovum and BGR
Phil Muncaster / The Register: Survey: Android set to beat iOS in battle for coder love
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Evi arrives in town to go toe-to-toe with Siri — When Siri arrived on the iPhone 4S I thought to myself, who else could do this? It would need to be a search engine with natural language processing, but also behave in the manner of artificial intelligence and respond to voice recognition.
Discussion: SlashGear, Android Market, MacRumors, Redmond Pie, PhoneArena, 9to5Google, WebProNews and iPhone Hacks, Thanks:@mikebutcher
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Evi one-ups Siri for iOS and Android
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Another Siri clone hits the Android market
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Evi: Siri Competitor Comes To iOS And Android
Michael Geist Blog:
The Behind-the-Scenes Campaign To Bring SOPA To Canada — The Internet battle against SOPA and PIPA generated huge interest in Canada with many Canadians turning their sites dark (including Blogging Tories, Project Gutenberg Canada, and CIPPIC) in support of the protest.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA?
The Mozilla Blog:
Crowdsourcing the State of the Union — Mozilla partners with public media to empower citizen engagement in U.S. election coverage — Tuesday's State of the Union Address from U.S. President Barack Obama will include something special: crowdsourced captions and subtitles provided by everyday citizens around the world.
Discussion: The Next Web, Between the Lines Blog and WebProNews
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web: Mozilla is going to crowdsource the translation of the State of the Union address
Shawn Hess / WebProNews: State of the Union Goes Interactive Via Mozilla
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
64GB iPhone 4S takes 21% of sales, 36% of iPhone buyers come from another platform — A new survey of recent iPhone customers found that 21 percent of iPhone 4S buyers chose Apple's highest capacity 64-gigabyte model, while 36 percent of users migrated from another platform like Android, BlackBerry or Palm.
Discussion: BGR, Electronista, WebProNews, Gotta Be Mobile and PhoneArena
Josh Smith / Gotta Be Mobile: Ultimate iPhone 4S Jailbreak Guide
Akky Akimoto / Asiajin:
Japan's #2 Carrier KDDI Pushing Ads On Android Notification Bar — KDDI, Japan's second largest cellphone carrier is being blamed by users on Twitter [J] by displaying advertising on Android “as a system notification”. — Here is a sample screenshot informs from KDDI to you “Diet by an App”,
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista, Pocketables and Android Phone Fans
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: KDDI putting ads in the notification bar on Android phones
Calob Horton / Pocketables: KDDI putting ads into Android's notification bar
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
News Aggregator Wavii Wants To “Make Facebook Out Of Google,” Bring Relevant Content To You — The problem of how to find relevant content on the web has yet to be solved on a mass scale. You've got cyborg news aggregators like Techmeme and Google news and social aggregators like Reddit …
Discussion: GeekWire, @adpowers, @markpuck, @kristiewells and @ireneros
John Cook / GeekWire: Wavii moves toward reality with goal of helping people manage information overload
Mark Puckett / @markpuck: .@wavii is making it too hard to try their app, requiring you to get 5(!) friends to sign up to try it. Thanks, but I'll just wait. #fail
Kristie Wells / @kristiewells: I hate services that force me to invite friends in before allowing me to test the product first to make sure I like it & would recommend.