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
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: NEW GOOGLE TALK RELEASED WITH MORE FEATURES
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Google: AOL snafu 'terrible thing,' share 'your music listening history with Google'
Steve Bryant / Google Watch: Google Talk Adds File Transfer, Voice Mail
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: GoogleTalk updates
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM: Pando Reaches One Millionth Install
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Google Talk getting upgrades like VM and file sharing?
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com: Google Talk Update - Easy File Sharing
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 Music Trends
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
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
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com: IBM takes potshots at OpenSolaris
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Del.icio.us Redesigns, Again. Plus Contextual Ads — Del.icio.us has redesigned yet again, and just when I was starting to get used to the last change! Only the main page of del.icio.us has had significant changes made, now including screenshots, hot stuff (popular bookmarks at the moment) …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Del.icio.us Gets Contextual Ads, New Home Page
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: InsideMicrosoft, M-Dollar, Microsoft News Tracker and Bink.nu
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: VISTA TO EMBED WINDOWS LIVE SERVICES
Matt Mondok / M-Dollar: Microsoft may market Windows Live services in Vista
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Vista news: Beta 2 gets security updates, more
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: Bag and Baggage and Digital Download
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
Matthew Rand / Forbes:
How To Mix Business And Friendship — One luxury of being your own boss is choosing the people you work with. Just ask the folks at Google, Yahoo! and Boston Scientific. These are but a few large companies launched by friends who took a chance on working together.
Seth Schoen / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
How To Keep Your Search History Private — How can you help prevent damaging privacy invasions like AOL's data leak? Along with spreading the word about this debacle, you can take steps to protect yourself online. Beneath the fold, we've listed some tips and tools that will help keep your search history private.
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.
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
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
YouTube gets its close-up Popular video site even leaves 'em sleepless near Seattle — Just about everyone these days seems to be talking about the video-sharing phenomenon that is YouTube. — That was definitely the case at a digital media conference in San Jose on Tuesday.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Kiko On the Block — Web calendar Kiko has put its domain and code up for sale on eBay with a minimum bid of just under $50,000. — Web 2.0 is not all launch parties and magazine covers and bubbly! The online calendar space is one of the more crowded spots to be right now …
Discussion: Newsome.Org and pc4media
Peter Caputa / pc4media: Buy Me Kiko For My Birthday
Neil Kjeldsen / TechCrunch:
Startups Given The Floor At Digital Hollywood — I was Digital Hollywood today rubbing elbows with content creators and distributors in San Jose. On the agenda were several entrepreneurial forums where local startups pitched their companies to an audience of competitors, peers and venture capitalists.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: Google, Yahoo, the world and video
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 unexpectedly exits after you install the 918899 update … SYMPTOMS — Consider the following scenario. You run Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP1) or Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4).
Discussion: Bink.nu, TechSpot, Tech Digest and The Paradigm Shift
Justin Mann / TechSpot: IE security update causes browser crashes
Shiny Media / Tech Digest: August 8th Security Patch Causing Problems
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Kiko Flatlines — Online calendering company Kiko.com has decided to call it quits and put the site up for auction on eBay. They are also offering to export or delete user accounts. It looks like the Deadpool may gain another member. — The Massachusetts company was backed …
Discussion: Mashable!, ben barren and A Venture Forth
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Kiko for Sale on eBay For $50,000
Redbarren / ben barren: $50K for Kiko.com vs $2.86M for Wiki.com
Dan Grossman / A Venture Forth: Kiko Now For Sale on eBay
Satellite TV groups fade in auction — WASHINGTON — A partnership of the two top satellite television companies that qualified as the top potential bidders in the federal government's airwaves auction had all but dropped out of the competition by the close of bidding Tuesday.
Discussion: Engadget, Techdirt and dailywireless.org