Macgyver / Forever Geek:
Digg Corrupted: Editor's Playground, not User-Driven Website — As a follow up to an earlier post (Digg Army: Right in Line), there have been some vibrations that I think not only our readers would find interesting, but also all Digg users. — To quickly summarize the earlier post …
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News, SuperGeek, Guardian Unlimited, Binary Bonsai and Google Blogoscoped
David Johnston / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Digg.com Is Silently Moderating Legitimate Submissions
Thatedeguy / SuperGeek: The Social Corruption of Digg.com
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Digg corrupted? Forever Geek makes the case
Michael Heilemann / Binary Bonsai: Digg Army — Forevergeek has an interesting observation …
Staska / UMPC News:
Apple Origami UMPC? Looks likely — Is Apple working on it's own Origami UMPC device? Well, judging from patent applications filed by Apple in recent months, it seems so. — Does this picture look familiar: — It looks just like variation of Microsoft Touchpack software …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Ubergizmo and TeleRead
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Apple on-screen keyboard patent opens UMPC possibilities
David Rothman / TeleRead: Apple vs. Origami? Secret minitablet on the way?
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Apple Working on Origami UMPC? — With all the UMPCs being rolled out lately, Apple appears to be preparing one of its own, filing patents for a number of telltale technologies. First, in a patent application dated today, we see a single-arc QWERTY keyboard similar to Microsoft Touchpack software …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Dave Winer: AOL to take on MySpace. — Dave Winer says: — I just heard a rumor that AOL is going to challenge MySpace, "head on," to be announced in approximately two weeks. — Recent Posts — 1. I think if AOL can make THEIRspace better than myspace, I'm all for it …
Discussion: Message and Barnako.com
Stowe Boyd / Message: Is it Head On or AIMSpace?
Frank Barnako / Barnako.com: Anatomy of an AOL rumor
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: AOL To Launch "Myspace Killer"
Mark LaPedus / EE Times:
Updated: PortalPlayer dealt setback at Apple — SAN JOSE, Calif. — High-flying PortalPlayer Inc. late Wednesday (April 19) said that it has been dealt a major setback at Apple Computer Inc., which is apparently switching media processor chip vendors in its iPod lines.
Discussion: Engadget, The Consumer Electronics …, Paul Kedrosky's … and iPod Gear
Marc Perton / Engadget: Apple snubbing PortalPlayer for next-gen iPods
Sergio Tjong-Alvares / The Consumer Electronics …: PortalPlayer Losing Its Mainstay iPod Business — Did Sigmatel Grab It?
Microsoft Brings Programming to the Masses With Visual Studio Express — Company brings the power of code to growing community of hobbyist programmers who seek to integrate technology and software into their everyday lives. — REDMOND, Wash. — April 19, 2006 — At this weekend's Maker Faire …
Discussion: OpsanBlog, Dan Fernandez's Blog, Microsoft News Tracker, InfoWorld and Digital Inspiration
Michael Coates / OpsanBlog: SQL Service 2005 SP1 Released
Paul Krill / InfoWorld: Microsoft, IBM seek to entice beginning developers
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1
Discussion: Full of I.T.
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Study: Use of Mobile Devices Is Growing — LOS ANGELES - Although most people still access the Internet on a computer, the use of mobile devices to check e-mail or browse the Web is growing, outpacing even laptops in some markets, according to a new study. — That's particularly the case …
Facebook Gets Another $25M — Greylock Partners leads new investment round in social network site as its valuation soars. — Privately held Facebook received $25 million in its second round of venture financing Wednesday to help the social network web site expand features for sharing information as its market value soars.
Discussion: Bubblegeneration and Valleywag
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's flagship MacBook Pro to arrive at NAB — Apple Computer at the National Association of Broadcasters conference next week will unveil its most poweful Intel notebook yet, a 17-inch MacBook Pro strung with a few bells and whistles, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Om Malik / GigaOM:
YahooNoFi — For past few days, a screenshot captured by a Yahoo user is leading to a lot of speculation about Yahoo coming up with its answer to Google's WiFi efforts. There are a couple of reasons why this isn't going to happen - and none of them have to do with the fact that it was a screenshot …
Discussion: Niall Kennedy's Weblog and VoIP Watch
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Application-specific WiFi for free
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Will They Or Won't They? — Om speculates that Yahoo …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
In corporate 'Spy Game,' work equals play — If you and your co-workers find yourselves in a high-stakes caper straight out of a James Bond movie, there's a pretty good chance you're playing "The Spy Game." — "The Spy Game" is the latest corporate team building exercise from the creators of …
Discussion: Clickable Culture
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Philips device could force TV viewers to watch ads — An invention from Royal Philips Electronics prevents TV viewers from switching the channel during commercials or fast-forwarding past commercials when watching DVR content. — Viewers would be released from the freeze only after paying a fee to the broadcaster.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Digital Inspiration, Lost Remote TV Blog and Good Morning Silicon Valley
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: No Skipping Ads: Forced to watch TV Commercials
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote TV Blog: New device would force you to watch TV ads
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Viewer to PVR: Permission to go to the bathroom?
Verizon Enabling File Transfers on RAZRs — This is a monumental moment for all Verizon Wireless users. Verizon finally seems to be listening to its customers. For the longest time Verizon would disable all non-cellular methods for transferring images and music.
Dratz / blogs.ittoolbox.com:
Trying to get a refund on a video game...or, My policy differs from yours — I just read a post by Matt Moran that reminded me of a minor success I had over the weekend. — On Friday I bought a new game for my Xbox 360: Blazing Angels. — It's a lousy WWII flying game (that could have been easily improved dramatically).
Discussion: Tech_Space and Kotaku
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
The mesh wiki — create a workshop — I've written before about the debate over conferences versus "unconferences" — which Dave Winer and Jeff Jarvis and some others (including the whole FooCamp and BarCamp gang) feel is a better way of organizing things. As I've said before …
Discussion: robhyndman.com and Mark Evans
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: ICT Toronto Launches
Swapping job security for a startup — Why did Toni Schneider leave a good job at Yahoo to dive back into the fray with blog-software maker Automattic? Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. — John Battelle, Business 2.0 Magazine — (Business 2.0 Magazine) …
Humphrey Cheung / tgdaily.com:
New GPS module is sensitive enough to be used indoors — GPS navigation devices can help guide you on confusing freeways and country roads, but generally do not work indoors. But Navman, a maker of GPS navigation devices and modules, claims that its new Jupiter 30 GPS module that is sensitive enough …
Discussion: Engadget and THE RAW FEED
Ryan Block / Engadget: Navman announces Jupiter 30 GPS chipset
Jingle Networks Secures $26 Million of New Financing After Explosive Growth of 1-800-FREE411 Service — Additional Financing Includes Comcast Interactive Capital, Liberty Associated Partners and IDG Ventures; New Directory Service Receiving Seven Million Calls Per Month and Growing
Discussion: TechCrunch and Screenwerk
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Jingle is now 1.5% of 411 Market, raises $26m
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Jingle Networks Raises an Astounding $26 Million