IE7 to be distributed via Automatic Updates! — As we get close to the final availability of Internet Explorer 7, I want to provide an update on our distribution plans. To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, we will distribute IE7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates …
Discussion: Tech Digest, CyberNet Technology News and Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog
Andy Merrett / Tech Digest: Microsoft to push IE7 as high priority update
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog: IE7 via Auto Updates
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft tags IE 7 'high priority' update — Microsoft plans to automatically push Internet Explorer 7 to Windows XP users when the browser update is ready later this year. — IE 7 will be delivered in the fourth quarter as a "high priority" update via Automatic Updates in Windows XP …
Discussion: Neowin.net, Alice Hill's Real Tech News, Microsoft News Tracker and Slashdot
Paul Krevs / Neowin.net: Internet Explorer 7 and Automatic Updates
Jimmy Daniels / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Microsoft to Automatically Push IE 7 to Users
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: IE7 to arrive as Windows XP automatic update
Samzenpus / Slashdot: IE7 to be Pushed to Users Via Windows Update
Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft to Push IE 7.0 via Automatic Updates — When its latest stand-alone browser ships in Q4, Microsoft plans to use its patch-distribution mechanism as its primary delivery vehicle. But businesses will be able to control distribution via a Microsoft-provided blocking tool.
Professor invents 'ripeness' sticker — TUCSON, Ariz. - A University of Arizona professor has invented a sticker that can tell consumers if a fruit or vegetable is ripe. The stickers will be available to growers next year and should make their way to supermarkets within two to three years …
Robert Roy Britt / livescience.com:
Hybrid Scooter Would Run on Hydrogen — An industrial design student in The Netherlands has built a prototype scooter that is designed to be run on hydrogen. — Crijn Bouman of Delft University of Technology designed the scooter for use in inner cities. — He calls it the Fhybrid.
Ryan Block / Engadget: The Fhybrid hydrogen + Li-ion scooter
Samzenpus / Slashdot: The Hybrid Scooter
Joseph S. Enoch / consumeraffairs.com:
Verizon Limits Its "Unlimited" Wireless Broadband Service — Verizon Wireless proudly boasts that its wireless "BroadbandAccess" service is "unlimited." But Verizon's definition of unlimited may not match consumers' expectations, as those who use the service extensively quickly learn.
Tony Pierce / LAist: Verizon's Unlimited EVDO Wireless Ain't So Unlimited
Mike / Techdirt:
Limited Unlimited Doubletalk: Unlimited Data For Limited Types Of Data — The story of bogus "unlimited" services, especially from Verizon Wireless who has been offering extremely limited EVDO wireless service which they advertise as "unlimited," isn't new at all.
John Oates / The Register:
India rejects One Laptop Per Child — India has decided against getting involved in Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child scheme - which aims to provide kids in developing countries with a simple $100 machine. — The success of the project depends on support, and big orders, from governments.
Discussion: Techdirt, Gizmodo and ContentSutra
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Nigeria orders first million OLPC laptops
Nigeria orders first million OLPC laptops
Discussion: The Tech Report and Silicon Valley Sleuth
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: India snubs $100 laptop, Nigeria orders a million
Tom Sanders / Silicon Valley Sleuth: $100 laptop reaches first order milestone
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
AlwaysOn: YouTube wants to stay independent — During a panel at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 2006, YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley was asked by moderator Kara Swisher about disparaging comments Bill Gates made about his service at the D conference. "Speaking about competiton and Gates …
Discussion: Beet.TV, LEWIS 360°, VC Ratings, Bag and Baggage, Mashable!, Reuters Newsblogs and digg
Morgan McLintic / LEWIS 360°: How far will consumer-generated media go?
Joshua Jaffe / VC Ratings: Surprise, surprise: YouTube not for sale
Kenneth Li / Reuters Newsblogs: YouTube throws down the gauntlet
Staci / paidContent.org:
New Video Deals: PBS On Google Video & Download To Own; MSN's "Arrested Development" — Jaded as we may be with the constant cavalcade of online video deals, today's inbox contains some worth noting including PBS downloads for sale and and an ad-supported syndicated sitcom for MSN:
Discussion: Gear Live and Lost Remote
Nino Marchetti / Gear Live: PBS Brings Videos to Google Video, OMN
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: PBS puts shows for sale on Google Video
Gavin O'Malley / AdAge:
Social Networking Will Change How Companies Advertise — EMarketer: MySpace to Generate $180 Million in Ad Revenue This Year — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Advertisers will spend $1.9 billion on social-networking sites in 2010, according to new estimates from eMarketer.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets and AdJab
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: YouTube, Digg, MySpace: How much is a non-paying 'user' worth?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Merom MacBooks for the holidays — It's pretty easy to deduce that Merom, Intel's successor to the Yonah (a.k.a. Core Duo) chip, will find its way into a speed-bumped MacBook Pro. The question is when. — Intel will be announcing the Core 2 Duo chips at a press event tomorrow (Thursday) …
Discussion: Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus and dailywireless.org
Tysonhy / tysonhy.com:
Another Person's Thoughts On This So-Called "Deal" — I am a fellow digger on the #1 social news site digg.com and it also came to my attention of this whole idea of Jason Calacanis paying top news site contributors to be a writer for his own site is just plain sad and wrong.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion, Anil Dash, ben barren, CalacANUS.com, Newsome.Org and Mathew Ingram
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Netscape Needs to Find its Calling
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Jason: Am not — Kevin: Are too
Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Microsoft opposes Net neutrality plan on its proxy — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) wants to block an effort for a shareholder vote forcing the world's largest software maker to explain its support for Internet network neutrality, according to a company letter obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.
Discussion: Techdirt and IP Democracy
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Shareholder Wants Microsoft Vote on Net Neutrality
Netscape.com hacked — While we were drafting a weblog post on XSS and Social Networking sites, our man Miguel pointed us to Netscape.com. — Netscape.com has been hacked via a persistent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in their newly launched Digg-like news service.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, CyberNet Technology News, Mashable!, AMCP Tech Blog and digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Netscape Hacked — In what's becoming a heated battle between …
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Netscape.com Hacked using XSS Attacks
Robin Good / Robin Good's Latest News:
Watch TV Back Home And Call Any Phone Number Around The World With The New Sightspeed 5 — Today Sightspeed will release a new version of its excellent video conferencing software, which not only allows PC, Mac and Linux-based users to communicate with video and audio for free …
Discussion: Skype Journal, Realtime-VoIP, Gizmodo, TechCrunch and VoIP Watch
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal: SightSpeed - Focusing on Personal Video Services
Neil Kjeldsen / TechCrunch: SightSpeed 5.0 Launches — Berkeley, CA based SightSpeed …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Keating Et Al On SightSpeed 5.0
Jasmine France / CNET News.com:
Sony NW-S205 (2GB) — Overview Series info User Opinions Compare — CNET editor's take — To the lack of surprise of most industry professionals, who generally put more stock in Apple's ability to keep secrets than in Sony's, the Japanese consumer electronics giant fessed up to having a unique …
Discussion: Engadget, Gear Live, Ubergizmo and dapreview.net
Darren Murph / Engadget: Sony NW-S205 2GB Network Walkman reviewed
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Nintendo DS Lite in the kitchen teaches you to make Sushi — Other than playing Mario the japs can also learn cooking on their Nintendo DS thanks to the Nintendo DS Cooking Navigator which has receipes for over 200 Japanese delicacies. It is voice activated so once you select a receipe …
Jennifer DeLeo / Gearlog: Make Sushi with your Nintendo DS?
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
It May Be a Long Time Before the Long Tail Is Wagging the Web — Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson's hot, new best seller, "The Long Tail," is causing a sensation with its eye-opening claims about the way the Web is rewriting the rules of commerce. But I've looked at some of the same data …
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Questioning the Long Tail
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Tweaking the long tail....
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Listening to Satellite Radio...
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: How Long is the Long Tail?
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: The Argument Against The Long Tail
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: The blind men and the elephant
Ed Cone / Know It All: Pulling the long tail
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Sizing the Long Tail
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: 'Long Tail' May Not Wag the Web Just Yet
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Rebtel Makes International Calling Cheap and Easy — Sweden-based Rebtel have launched a product that will allow users to dial any international number at the cost of a local call. It works by having the two ends of the call use local connections (over low-cost local calls) …
Discussion: O'Reilly Emerging Telephony
Bruce Stewart / O'Reilly Emerging Telephony: Down Come the International Rates