Brian / Google Talkabout:
It's Finally Here! — Hooray! The new Google Talk features (file sharing, voicemail, and music status) have completed testing and are now available to everyone. Just use Google Talk normally, and it will auto-update to the new version over the next few days. If you just can't wait, you can download the new version directly.
Mike Jazayeri / Official Google Blog: More ways to connect and share with Google Talk
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: GoogleTalk updates
Om Malik / GigaOM: Updated Google Talk Data Coming?
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Google Talk getting upgrades like VM and file sharing?
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com: Google Talk Update - Easy File Sharing
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Google WiFi is live, local coupons for everyone
Google Talk marks first year with upgrade — Google Talk, which is celebrating its first birthday with an upgrade, will let people easily transfer files and leave other people voice mail beginning Wednesday. — Now people who use the instant messaging and voice chat service will be able to click a …
Discussion: GigaOM, Lifehacker, VoIP Now and 21talks
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM: Google Talk Adds Voice Mail, File Sharing
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker: Google Talk celebrates first birthday and gets new features
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Music Trends — Google just added a new entry into their robots.txt file — "Disallow: /trends/music?". Well, that would naturally get me wondering what they are trying to hide. It turns out they have a new labs project — Google Music Trends. — Where does the data come from?
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, Google Operating System and Search Engine Watch Blog
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Music Trends
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Released Trends For Google Music
Nick / Rough Type:
The Great Unread — Once upon a time there was an island named Blogosphere, and at the very center of that island stood a great castle built of stone, and spreading out from that castle for miles in every direction was a vast settlement of peasants who lived in shacks fashioned of tin and cardboard and straw.
Discussion: robhyndman.com, Dead2.0, gregword, Scobleizer, Publishing 2.0, The Jason Calacanis Weblog, Digital Micro-Markets, Jeff Clavier's Software Only, SEO Book.com, Ben Metcalfe Blog, Labnotes, efuddle.com, Mark Evans, Scripting News, Mathew Ingram, ReveNews, deal architect, ben barren, gapingvoid, paradox1x, Socialtwister 2.0 and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: Why I Read Nick Carr
Greg Gershman / gregword: There are No Magic Beans — A few thoughts spurred by the latest blogosphere pile-on*:
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Hacking A listers — Ahh, why do I fall for this stuff?
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: Blogging Is the New Novel/Screenplay Writing
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: Noted — Dave: I've seen so many articles on Wikipedia …
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Web 2.0 short sellers: Arrington, Calacanis
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only: The revolution of the blog peasants - or who gives a hoot …
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com: Self Reinforcing Market Positions
Assaf / Labnotes: How I Beat the Great Unread
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Nick Carr is right — sort of
Redbarren / ben barren: Hellay Dystopia Infiltrates the Bitchesphere.
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid: MORE GATEKEEPER-Y GOODNESS
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Why do we write? — Hmm. Seems Nick Carr has decided …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Is Nick Carr the new Robin Hood, or just an A**hole? — Nick goes on a rant about how unfair the blogging world is. It's an easy way to get links (hey, he's getting mine for the first time), but his post is complete nonsense and shows that he has no idea what blogging is all about.
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog, Howard Lindzon, Infothought, Digital Micro-Markets and Newsome.Org
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: Nick Carr - "The Great Unread"
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Web 2.0 cold shower: Mike vs. Nick
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Says It Has No Plans for National Wi-Fi Service — Even as it rolls out a local wireless Internet service in the city where it is based, Google says it has no plans to position itself as a national provider of such services. — The free service in Mountain View …
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Google Launches Mountain View Network
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Google: We Only Want to Be a Catalyst in Wi-Fi
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Google Launches Mountain View WiFi Network
Minnie Ingersoll / Official Google Blog:
Free citywide WiFi in Mountain View — Today, Google launched a WiFi network in our hometown of Mountain View. Radios hanging on lampposts throughout the city are now broadcasting a "GoogleWiFi" wireless (802.11b/g) signal that brings wireless Internet access to the city's residents, businesses, and visitors.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: And there will be no referring to the fine citizens of Mountain View as "lab rats"
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad: Google officially launched WiFi in Mountain View
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Systems are go for Mountain View WiFi
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Google WiFi Available In Mountain View
Michael Sciannamea / The Wireless Report: Google's Mountain View wireless network launches
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google WiFi Hits Mountain View For Free
New York Times:
Need for Battery Power Runs Into Basic Hurdles of Science — It always seems to happen: Long before it is time to stow your tray table, your laptop battery gives out, and you spend the rest of your cross-country trip reading the SkyMall catalog. — In the information age …
Discussion: Digital Download and Bag and Baggage
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Can anything tame the battery flames?
Can anything tame the battery flames?
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News and digg
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
'Pen' Testing in the Palm of Your Hand — A portable hacking device equipped with hundreds of exploits and an automated exploitation system will go on sale in the United States in October. — The wireless handheld, called Silica, is the latest product to be developed by Immunity …
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Researcher Creates Handheld Hacking Tool
Real to plug Windows media support into Linux — SAN FRANCISCO—RealNetworks will release open-source software this year that will let Linux computers play Windows Media files. — The media delivery software company and Novell made the announcement at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here.
Discussion: Download Squad, Slashdot and InsideMicrosoft
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Real to release open source Windows Media software for Linux
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Real to Offer Open Source Windows Media for Linux
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: REAL TO RELEASE OPEN SOURCE WINDOWS MEDIA TO LINUX
Frank Cifaldi / Gamasutra:
GameFest: Xbox 360 Camera To Ship With Free Game — As part of Microsoft's Gamefest this week in Seattle, Gamasutra has obtained exclusive new details on the launch of the Xbox Live Vision video camera accessory for the Xbox 360, including confirmation of a gesture-based game that is set to be included for free with the hardware.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft, Kotaku, Gizmodo, Tech Digest and Joystiq
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: FREE XBOX LIVE ARCADE GAMES! HUZZAH!
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Xbox 360 Camera To Come With Free Game
Robert Summa / Joystiq: XBLA Texas Hold 'em to be free for 48 hours [update 2]
Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Embeds Windows Live Links in New Vista Builds — Microsoft is poised to release a new pre-RC1 test build of Windows Vista any day now to a select group of testers. The latest builds include links to Windows Live Messenger, Toolbar, OneCare and Desktop Mail.
Discussion: Microsoft News Tracker and Bink.nu
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Vista news: Beta 2 gets security updates, more
AOL Acquires GameDaily From Gigex — AOL Games Expands Audience by Acquiring Some of the Best Gaming Content on the Web. Check out the full press release on this exciting news! — Dulles, VA - August 16, 2006 - AOL LLC announced today that it has acquired GameDaily ( http://www.gamedaily.com ) …
Discussion: paidContent.org, Neowin.net, Joystiq, Kotaku, duncanriley.com, ClickZ News Blog and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Todd Tanner / Neowin.net: AOL acquires Gamedaily from Gigex
Ludwig Kietzmann / Joystiq: AOL acquires GameDaily
Duncan / duncanriley.com: AOL Acquires GameDaily
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ News Blog: AOL Gets Into the Game
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
What Are Web Surfers — Seeking? Well, It's — Just What You'd Think — One thing about us Internet users: We like our music, we like our pictures, we like our sex — and we like them all free. — Last week, AOL released a trove of what it thought were anonymous Web-search data from 650,000 of its customers.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Cyworld Launches, Throws A Big Bash — GigaTeam stopped by Cyworld's launch fiesta at San Francisco's Fluid Ultra Lounge last night and mingled with the Cyworld crew, relaxing after their debut. — A lot of high-level execs from Korea were wandering the floor, from both SK Telecom and Cyworld division …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Cyworld vs. MySpace.com