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.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: NEW GOOGLE TALK RELEASED WITH MORE FEATURES
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Google Talk Updates, AOL Interop
Steve Bryant / Google Watch: Google Talk Adds File Transfer, Voice Mail
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Google Talk Upgraded, Interop with AOL
Oliver Ryan / CNNMoney.com: Google Talk upgrades, but still lags the competition
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Talk Gains Voicemail, Music Status, Photo & File Sharing Features
Mike Jazayeri / Official Google Blog: More ways to connect and share with Google Talk
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Google: AOL snafu 'terrible thing,' share 'your music listening history with Google'
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM: Pando Reaches One Millionth Install
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: GoogleTalk updates
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 marks first year with upgrade
Discussion: Lifehacker, VoIP Now and 21talks
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker: Google Talk celebrates first birthday and gets new features
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) …
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Del.icio.us Gets Contextual Ads, New Home Page — After years of going ad-free, del.icio.us has quietly started to integrate contextual search ads from Yahoo Search Marketing. For now, ads only show up when users search the entire index of bookmarks. Note the ads to the right of this search for Apple.
Jenstar / JenSense:
Third party downloads triggered by viewing Google AdSense — Several days ago, reports starting coming through about people being prompted to download third party applications on pages containing AdSense, prompting publishers to receive complaints from site visitors about the warnings of applications trying to auto-install.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and Search Engine Roundtable
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google AdSense Prompts Ad Viewers to Download Third Party Applications
Caterina / Caterina.net:
BizDev 2.0 — When another blogger notices something you said, and points out its blogworthiness, the temptation is strong to scoop them. And so I'm scooping Fred, who contacted me about a small startup that wanted an introduction, but I said we (that is, Flickr) probably didn't have the space …
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher, A VC and ben barren
Mobile Phone Industry News from mad4mobilephones.com:
Revealed: The top 50 mobile & cell phone websites — When China Mobile overtook Vodafone as the biggest mobile phone company in the world last week we started thinking about which companies had the biggest websites. There are a variety of mobile & cell phone sites on the web from handset manufacturers …
Discussion: The Wireless Blog and Abiro - Mobile News
Anders Borg / Abiro - Mobile News: The top 50 mobile-oriented sites
Mandriva Linux 2007 Beta version "Odin" — Odin release notes — Release note for the second Mandriva Linux 2007 beta version — Linux 2007 Odin is the second beta version for the Mandriva Linux 2007 release. — You can see the technical details at DistroChangelog. — Availability
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Daniel Fleshbourne / Neowin.net: Mandriva Linux 2007 Beta 2 version "Odin"
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Drive Info: Deleted Post From Team Member — We've speculated that Windows Live Drive, Microsoft's upcoming online storage service, may be launching very soon. New information today suggests that the internal Live Drive team formed around the end of last year, and contains some additional information as well.
Discussion: a shel of my former self, Scobleizer, LiveSide, MSTechToday and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Rule #1: Don't pull down posts
Sidebar Geek / MSTechToday: Windows Live Drive not what we thought?
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: How to really get noticed — Mike Arrington noticed …
Red Hat a no-show at LinuxWorld — Red Hat's no-show at LinuxWorld generated a lot of buzz on the show floor and had attendees scratching their heads about why the biggest Linux distributor didn't exhibit at the biggest Linux show. — That's the big question on the minds of attendees …
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory
Raven Zachary / 451 CAOS Theory: LinuxWorld: Where is Red Hat?
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro:
ODE TO A (FELLOW) CURMUDGEON - NICK CARR — Before anyone goes off on one about an ode being poetic, it doesn't have to be. And this isn't. — I was going to give this a miss but then I know not many people who come here read Nick Carr. Many more should. In his latest post, Nick takes a swipe at so-called A-list bloggers.
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog, deal architect, Dead2.0 and Smalltalk Tidbits …
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Why do we write? — Hmm. Seems Nick Carr has decided …
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
YouTube gets its close-up — 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. In the hallways, in panels, in casual conversation, YouTube came up constantly …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
YouTube aims to show music videos — Video sharing website YouTube is in talks with record labels about offering current and archive music videos. — YouTube co-founder Steve Chen told Reuters news agency it was hoped that within 18 months the site would "have every music video ever created".
Discussion: The Technology Liberation …, InterMedia, Techdirt and Slashdot
Tim Lee / The Technology Liberation Front: OK Go and DRM — Adam's right that OK Go's music videos are awesome.
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.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Citywide Wi-Fi equipment maker boosts speeds — Cities using gear from Tropos Networks to build their citywide networks could have more bandwidth capacity at their fingertips this fall, as the company introduces its next-generation wireless gear. — On Thursday, the company whose gear …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News, CNNMoney.com and dailywireless.org
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Tropos Tunes in Another Radio
Owen Thomas / CNNMoney.com: Cutting citywide Wi-Fi costs
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
IBM takes potshots at OpenSolaris — SAN FRANCISCO—OpenSolaris isn't a true open-source project, but rather a "facade," because Sun Microsystems doesn't share control of it with outsiders, executives from rival IBM say. — "Sun holds it all behind the firewall.
Jeffrey Selingo / New York Times:
Back to School, With Cellphone and Laptop — It used to be that getting ready for another school year meant buying a few new No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks and a lunchbox. Not anymore. Young children and teenagers, as well as college students, are going to school with more electronic gadgets than ever.
Matt Faulkner / GottaBeMobile.com: NY Times suggesting Tablet PC's for back to school
Nicholas Varchaver / Fortune:
Patent review goes Wiki — An idea born on a blog is endorsed by Microsoft and IBM, reports Fortune's Nicholas Varchaver. — (Fortune Magazine) — The problem: an epidemic of shoddy patents. — The solution: Wikipedia? — That's the basic concept behind a pilot program sponsored by IBM …
Discussion: Information Arbitrage and Slashdot
Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage: A Better Model for Patenting?
Samzenpus / Slashdot: Patent Reviews Via Wiki
Website — Ease of Use (30 points possible) — File Size, Storage Limitations (30 points possible) — Other Stuff: Format Flexibility, Editing, Distribution, and Privacy Options (40 points possible) — Final Score — Does everything imaginable with uploaded videos.
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechCrunch
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Eyespot partners with Blip.tv, Veoh to provide online video editing