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: Forbes, AllThingsD, Digits, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Computerworld, Andy Beard, parislemon, TechCrunch, the Econsultancy blog, GigaOM, Marketing Land, @parislemon, ITworld.com, Webmonkey, Lifehacker, Pulse2 and 9to5Google, Thanks:@blakeross
Shayndi Raice / Digits: Facebook, Twitter Call Out Google On Social Search Results
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: 'Don't Be Evil' tool alters new Google search results
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Really Evil - The “Don't Be Evil” Bookmarklet
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Facebook And Twitter Engineers Fight Google “Search Plus Your World” With “Don't Be Evil”
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace chide Google
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Facebook picks fight with Google over who is more evil
MG Siegler / @parislemon: It strikes me as decidedly stupid that Google has done something which now aligns Facebook and Twitter.
Joel Mathis / ITworld.com: 'Don't Be Evil' bookmarklet tweaks Google search results to overcome Google Plus favoritism
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: Hack Swaps Google's Search Plus Your World Results for the Wider Social Web
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: The Don't Be Evil Bookmarklet Makes Google's Social Results Useful Rather Than Simply Promotional
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Facebook Product Director Blake Ross Designs “Focus On The User”
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Twitter and Facebook engineers create 'Don't Be Evil' tool to alter Google's controversial social results
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).
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace to Google: Don't be evil
Richard Waters / Financial Times: Rivals spar over Google+ traffic
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
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Facebook, Google, and Evil: Standard Operating Procedure?
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
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace engineers use Google's own algorithm to build a better social search
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: It's Not Wrong for Google to Focus on Its Own Users
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Facebook Targets Google+ With 'Don't Be Evil' Tool
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Google: Do Yourself a Favor and Just Come Clean Already — The issue over whether Google is giving preferential treatment to its own products is back in the news, and this time the evidence is pretty damning. — I'm not sure how Google will tap dance around it. (See Trevor's reporting about another Google+ tapdance here.)
Discussion: Forbes and @twittercomms
What's not evil: ranking content fairly *and* letting public content get indexed
What's not evil: ranking content fairly *and* letting public content get indexed
Discussion: parislemon, @mathewi and Business Insider
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: I would really love if someone could help me understand whether Google not indexing tweets properly is Google's fault or Twitter's fault
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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: Google+ pseudonym policy lets Google reject names that aren't “established”
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable!: Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms
Jay Greene / CNET: Google+ updates policy to address identity crisis
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Google+ “Doesn't Give a Damn” About Your Real Name, But Still Doesn't Want You to Use a Pseudonym
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
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Google+ to allow “alternate names” on accounts
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Now You Can Use A Fake Name On Google+
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone: Google Plus admits they want fake names
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web: According to Google, 20% of Google+ users who submit name appeals would prefer to use a pseudonym.
Mathew Luschek / NBC Bay Area: Google+ Now Allows Nicknames
Jeremy Hill / GadgeTell: Google+ eases up on real name requirement
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Pseudonyms on Google Plus? Wrong.
Pseudonyms on Google Plus? Wrong.
Discussion: Betabeat, Gawker and The Next Web, Thanks:@violetblue
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Be Who You Want to Be, On Google Plus
Kathleen De Vere / Inside Mobile Apps:
Exclusive: Microsoft to discontinue its virtual currency system Microsoft Points — Microsoft's proprietary virtual currency system, Microsoft Points, will be phased out by the end of the year, according to a source with knowledge of the company's decision.
Discussion: GeekWire, TechCrunch, Gamasutra, Electronista and Kotaku
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: R.I.P., Microsoft Points? Report says they're going away
Tom Curtis / Gamasutra: Report: Microsoft Points to disappear by year's end
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Judge: Americans can be forced to decrypt their laptops — American citizens can be ordered to decrypt their PGP-scrambled hard drives for police to peruse for incriminating files, a federal judge in Colorado ruled today in what could become a precedent-setting case.
Discussion: The Register and msnbc.com
Iain Thomson / The Register: US Supremes: GPS tracking requires warrant
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Judge orders woman to give up password to hard drive
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: VentureBeat, DVICE, iPhone, Geek.com, iPhone Hacks, iDownloadBlog.com, eBookNewser, Mercury News, Appolicious Advisor, SiliconANGLE, Techie Buzz, Technology Review, Macgasm, Redmond Pie, TUAW, HotHardware.com News, DailyTech, Mashable!, Electronista, Pocket-lint and PadGadget, more at Mediagazer »
Raymond Wong / DVICE: Apple gains early momentum with new digital textbook push
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone: Monday Recap: Tablet Ownership Doubles, Vintage Camera Serves 3 Million
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
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
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
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
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Estimated 350,000 iBooks textbooks downloaded in three days
Tiffany Kaiser / DailyTech: Apple's New iBooks 2, iBooks Author Apps Hit 440,000 Downloads Combined in First 3 Days
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Users Download 350,000 Textbooks From iBooks in 3 Days [REPORT]
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, iDownloadBlog.com, Android Phone Fans, Electronista, MacRumors and PhoneArena
Roger Cheng / CNET: Did Apple blow $100 million in its legal fight against HTC?
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Apple $100 million in the hole thanks to HTC lawsuit, says report
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: BGR, mocoNews, CNET, GigaOM, Business Insider, VentureBeat, The Next Web, AllThingsD, IntoMobile, eWeek, MobileSyrup.com, GeekWire, MobileBurn.com, I4U News, Electronista and Seattle Times
Todd Haselton / BGR: Nokia may have sold more than 1.3 million Lumia smartphones last year
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?
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider: Nokia Shipped A Million Windows Phones In 2011, But How Many Did People Actually Buy?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Nokia's Windows Phone bet pays off, over 1M Lumias sold
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
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Nokia Windows Phone Shipments Estimated at More Than 1 Million
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Estimate: Nokia ships more than 1M Windows Phones
Shane McGlaun / I4U News: Nokia Sells Estimated 1.3M Lumia Smartphones Globally
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times: Nokia Lumia sales top a million?
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Virgin America Names Jet After Steve Jobs — Virgin America has named one of its fleet after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, emblazoning a popular Jobs quote “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” on the side of this Airbus A320. — Steve mentioned the phrase in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University …
Discussion: CNET, NBC Bay Area, NBC Bay Area, MacNN and 9to5Mac
Scott Budman / NBC Bay Area: Virgin Honors Steve Jobs With Jet
Scott Budman / NBC Bay Area: Virgin Jet Honors Steve Jobs
Neil Daswani / Dasient Blog:
Dasient Has Been Acquired by Twitter — The Dasient team is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Twitter! Effective immediately, we will be bringing our technology, tools, and team to the revenue engineering team at Twitter. — Since its inception, Dasient has been focused …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: With Self-Serve Ads On The Way, Twitter Adds Security Startup Dasient To Its Ad Product Team
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Average Silicon Valley Tech Salary Passes $100,000 — Average annual salaries for Silicon Valley technology workers surpassed the $100,000 mark last year, according to a new survey, pushed higher by the strength of the region's latest boom. — Tech-jobs website operator Dice Holdings Inc …
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
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, AllThingsD, 9to5Mac, VentureBeat, WebProNews, SlashGear, mocoNews, Consumer Reports News, App Advice, PadGadget, dailywireless.org, Computerworld, PC World, TechCrunch, GigaOM, The Seattle Times, CNN, MacRumors, Techland, AppleInsider, Reuters, MediaShift Idea Lab, TechSpot and Mixed Media, 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
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat: Tablet ownership doubled over the 2011 holiday season
Shawn Hess / WebProNews: Tablet Ownership Surges Over This Past Holiday!
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Tablet and eReader ownership surged over 2011 holidays
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Tablet Ownership Doubled Over Holidays
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: 1 in 5 American Adults Own a Tablet
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: There's room for both tablets and e-readers (for now)
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: New digital divide: Tablets and e-readers?
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Huge Jump in Tablet and e-Reader Sales Over the Holidays
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: AppleInsider, BetaNews, BGR, Fudzilla, IntoMobile, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, FierceWireless, Engadget and Electronista
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: AT&T, T-Mobile file plans to transfer $1 billion wireless airwaves
Todd Haselton / BGR: T-Mobile and AT&T apply for $1 billion spectrum transfer with FCC
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Operation T-Mobile/AT&T spectrum transfer: Engaged
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal: T-Mobile, AT&T Seek Approval Of Spectrum Transfer
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
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
Denial Is Not A Turnaround Strategy: Why RIM's New CEO Needs To Get Real — If you took the statements of new Research in Motion (NSDQ: RIMM) CEO Thorsten Heins this morning at face value, you might walk away thinking the company's many problems stem from confused marketing and poor execution.
Discussion: Toronto Standard
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: Engadget, Wall Street Journal, mocoNews, The Verge, FierceWireless, Redmond Pie, Dice Blog Network, BB Geeks, Digits, Engadget, TechCrunch, parislemon and Globe and Mail
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
Tom Loftus / Digits: RIM's New Boss: The Analysts React
Darren Murph / Engadget: RIM's new CEO isn't the shakeup it needed
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 …
Discussion: Bits, Digits, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Techland, CNET, Geekosystem, PC Magazine, Techie Buzz, Plagiarism Today, TechWeekEurope UK, The Next Web, ReadWriteWeb, Reuters and Between the Lines Blog
Nicole Perlroth / Bits: Shuttering of Megaupload Sends File-Sharing Sites Packing
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Megaupload Bust Causes Cyberlocker Panic - But It's Only Temporary
Eliot Van Buskirk / Gizmodo: File Sharing Sites Cast Themselves into Exile Over MegaUpload Bust
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
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: MegaFallout: Shutdown of MegaUpload Spooks Other Services
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: Shiny Objects, CNET, parislemon, Gotta Be Mobile, GeekWire, MacRumors and 9to5Mac
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: iPhone 4S To Supercharge Apple's Holiday Quarter
Josh Lowensohn / CNET: Apple earnings preview: It's all about the iPhone 4S
Josh Smith / Gotta Be Mobile: Analysts Predict Apple Sold 33 Million iPhones, 14 Million iPads in Q1 2012 (AAPL)
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: Electronista, Redmond Pie, BGR, Gotta Be Mobile, WebProNews and PhoneArena
Josh Smith / Gotta Be Mobile: Ultimate iPhone 4S Jailbreak Guide
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, Electronista, 9to5Google, WebProNews, PhoneArena, Redmond Pie, iPhone Hacks and MacRumors, 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
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.
Discussion: ReelSEO Online Video …
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 …
Deborah Netburn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: YouTube reports 4 billion video downloads — a day
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: YouTube is racking up page views like crazy: 4B per day
Nathan Pensky / VatorNews: YouTube daily video views up 25% to four billion
Don Reisinger / CNET: YouTube soars past 4 billion daily video views
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: YouTube shows Silicon Valley how it can beat Hollywood
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: Every 10 Days A Century Of Video Is Uploaded To YouTube
Cynthia Boris / Marketing Pilgrim: YouTube Users Upload 60 Hours of Video Per Minute
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
Drew Bowling / WebProNews: YouTube Now Has Over 4 Billion Video Views A Day
Keith Wagstaff / Techland: YouTube Says It Now Gets Four Billion Video Views a Day
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: YouTube Reaches 4 Billion Views Per Day
Shawn Knight / TechSpot: YouTube surpasses 4 billion video views per day
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: YouTube now sees one hour of video uploaded every second
Paul Lilly / HotHardware.com News: YouTube Tops 4 Billion Daily Video Views
Chris Davies / SlashGear: YouTube hits 4bn video views a day
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, Neowin.net and Softpedia News
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land: Google Outspends Microsoft In DC Lobbying In 2011
Tyler Holman / Neowin.net: Google snatches Microsoft's lobbying crown
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, netbooknews.com, Pocketables, Android Phone Fans and Electronista
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: KDDI putting ads in the notification bar on Android phones
Cheryl Lindo Jones / netbooknews.com: Bit of a Nightmare: Japanese Carrier KDDI Pushing Ads to Certain Android Phones
Calob Horton / Pocketables: KDDI putting ads into Android's notification bar
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Japanese carrier KDDI now pushing ads to Android notification bar
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft says botnet kingpin worked for antivirus vendor — Four months after dismantling the nasty Kelihos botnet, Microsoft says it has tracked down the central figure behind it- naming Russian citizen Andrey N. Sabelnikov as a new defendant in its civil case over the botnet.
Discussion: The Official Microsoft Blog, TechFlash, Seattle Times, Neowin.net and WinBeta
Jeffrey Meisner / The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft Names New Defendant in Kelihos Case
Nathan Tsui / Neowin.net: Microsoft names new defendant in Kelihos case