Microsoft's nightmare inches closer to reality — As early as May 1995, three months before Netscape Communications' initial public offering sparked the dot-com boom, Microsoft executives were worried that the nascent World Wide Web could one day become a significant threat to the Windows franchise.
Discussion: Scobleizer, Between the Lines, Rough Type and OSNews.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: A quick report from the Company Meeting
Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
Google Goes Las Vegas — An AdWords Experiment Shows Why at Google, the House Always Wins — Google is in the news everywhere lately. They are filching executives from Microsoft, and Microsoft is conveniently forgetting how Redmond did the same and worse to Borland.
Mike / Techdirt: Google Conspiracy Theories
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Unpeeling Apple's Nano — Researcher iSupply took a look inside the latest iPod to find out how much Apple is making off it and who supplies its parts — Rumors swirled for weeks that Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs had a product up his sleeve that would upstage the long-awaited ROKR music-playing phone.
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley, All things iPod … and MacInTouch
Tom's Hardware Guide:
Material cost of iPod nano estimated around $90 — Apple is known for wrapping fancy covers around very economically produced products, so it may not be too surprising when the company also achieves a substantial profit margin on its latest portable audio player, iPod nano.
Ryan Block / Engadget: Your $200 iPod nano costs about $90 to make
Wolfgang Gruener / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Vista graphics drivers to be more stable than XP drivers, ATI says — San Francisco (CA) - Graphics drivers developed for Vista, Microsoft's next generation operating system, will be far more stable than their Windows XP-based counterparts, and not crash the operating system anymore …
Discussion: Neowin.net, Brandon's Vista and Windows Vista Weblog
Shawn Cruikshank / Neowin.net: Vista Graphics Drivers to be More Stable Than XP Drivers
Brandon LeBlanc / Brandon's Vista: Vista drivers to be more stable
Jenstar / JenSense:
Enhanced AdSense interface launched on Blogger — Blogger has just launched a new AdSense interface for bloggers on the Google Blogger/BlogSpot network, announced today on the official Blogger Buzz. — It features a new tab within the control panel where bloggers can sign up for AdSense …
Discussion: SearchViews, Search Engine Journal and Search Engine Roundtable
Erin Bradley / SearchViews: Blogger & AdSense Get it Together
Si_man / appletalk.com.au:
Setting Up And Running Kde And Xfree86 With Fink — This simple guide will go over the basics of setting up and running KDE on MacOSX. — First a simple introduction. — What is KDE? — KDE stands for the K Desktop environment. — KDE is a graphical user interface much like OSX or Windows …
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Download Squad and Adnans Sysadmin/Dev Blog
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: KDE on Mac OS X
Marc Perton / Download Squad: HOW TO: Run KDE on OSX
Vonage weighs up possible sale — Move comes amid plans for IPO — NEW YORK - Vonage, the private internet telephony start-up, is being encouraged to consider a sale while it presses ahead with plans for an initial public offering. — UBS and Deutsche Bank, the investment banks chosen …
Marguerite Reardon / Broadband | News.blog: Vonage for sale? — The Financial Times reported on Thursday …
Earthlink Joins VOIP Parade
Earthlink Joins VOIP Parade
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Old News Made Fresh @ Fall VON
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Subvert from Within: a user-focused employee guide — It's one thing to talk about—and execute—a user-focused approach when you're a small company or an independent contractor. But what if you are, in fact, a fish in a sea as vast as, say, Microsoft? Can you hope to make a difference?
Discussion: 43 Folders
Rafat / PaidContent.org:
Audio Interview: Maria Thomas, VP & GM, NPR Online & Mobile … Audio Interview: Maria Thomas, VP & GM, NPR Online & Mobile : At the Digital Hollywood earlier this week, I met with Maria Thomas, the soft-spoken VP and GM of NPR's new media efforts, which includes online and mobile.
Headlines You Never Read — If I Could Talk With the Animals — Deconstructing the Conversation (Part 2) — Two's company. — If you and I wish to have a conversation, it's a relatively straightforward affair. I can speak for myself, and you can presumably speak for yourself.
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog and Keep Trying
Exclusive. New PDAs by Palm - full information and photos — Officially, new Palm models are to be announced on the 12 of October 2005. Following its tradition the company of Palm tries to launch new models in the beginning of October. So, Palm Tungsten T was officially launched on the 1 …
Discussion: Engadget, Digital Tech Life and Daily Wireless
Ryan Block / Engadget: Palm TX, new LiveDrive, and Z22 en route?
Daniel Terdiman / Cellular | News.blog:
Free 411 for the mobile masses — Demofall — If you've ever been driving around, trying futilely to find a specific restaurant but refusing to call directory assistance on your cell phone because it's too expensive, the folks at Jingle Networks may have a solution.
Discussion: SearchViews, The Pondering Primate and InterAdvocacy
Erin Bradley / SearchViews: Free Calls for All - Free411.com
Vangorilla / The Pondering Primate: Free 411 Information For The Mobile