Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt Joins Apple's Board of Directors — CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, was elected to Apple's board of directors at their meeting today.
Discussion: Valleywag, Mathew Ingram, AMCP Tech Blog, Tech Beat, John Furrier, Mark Evans and paidContent.org
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Sony's Grouper buy — research?
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Google's CEO Joins Apple Board
Rob Hof / Tech Beat: Wait, Now It's Google + Apple
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple + Google = Worries For Everyone — A few days ago when Google announced what is a precursor to Google Office, many saw it as a big move against the long term nemesis, Microsoft. We read things differently, and don't really believe that it is going to have much of an impact.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Maybe not Googlezon, how about Gapple?
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Apple + Google = Apoogle, Gapple?
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Eric Schmidt joins Apple's board
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Apple snuggles up to Google with Schmidt joining BOD
Universal backs free music rival to iTunes — Universal Music, the world's largest music company, is backing a start-up that will allow consumers to download songs for free. It will rely on advertising for its revenues, offering a different business model from that of Apple Computer's popular iTunes music store.
Carlo Longino / MobHappy: Universal's Free, Ad-Supported Music Downloads Have Quite The Hill To Climb
Brian Ward / TechEffect: SpiralFrog to offer free music downloads, legally
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: Everything Is Media: The Digital Music Edition
Ethan Kaplan / blackrimglasses.com: FT.com / Companies / Media & internet - Universal backs free music rival to iTunes
Jimmy Daniels / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Universal to Back SpiralFrog — The world's largest music company …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Universal to try ad driven music downloads through SpiralFrog - still with DRM — If you're familiar with this story, see the updated details at the end. Universal Music, the corporate parent behind labels like MoTown, Geffen Records and many more, announced this morning that they will be making …
Discussion: GigaOM, Boing Boing, Good Morning Silicon Valley, CrunchGear, Fast Company Now and Digital Music News
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Ad-Supported Music Downloads?
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: SpiralFrog, Uni launch "free iTunes alternative." DRM, other restrictions apply.
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Apparently, "legal" is a synonym for "annoying"
Blake Robinson / CrunchGear: Universal Embraces Internet, DRM
None / Fast Company Now: Music for Free
Universal Offers Free Music
Universal Offers Free Music
Windows Live QnA:
Welcome to the public beta for Qna.live.com! — It's with great pleasure, a lot of late nights, and barrels of caffeine, that our team launches the public Windows Live QnA beta. — For all you thousands of beta testers who took a chance on us, nagged us, mocked us, and made us better - we thank you.
Discussion: Recent Content On 10, Download Squad and Microsoft News Tracker
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Windows Live QnA: Answers care of Microsoft
The secret to Yahoo Answers' success
The secret to Yahoo Answers' success
Discussion: Blogging Stocks and Blogging Stocks
Melly Alazraki / Blogging Stocks: Before the bell 8-29-06: EBAY, GOOG, MSFT, YHOO
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Windows Live QnA open for use
Blogs Start Job Boards — Sites like GigaOm and TechCrunch are rushing to list help-wanted ads, but is there room for all? — The next wave after blogs targeted at particular interest may be niche job sites. — On Friday, GigaOm, the blogging network started by former Business 2.0 writer Om Malik, launched its own job board.
Ethan Kaplan / blackrimglasses.com: RED HERRING | Blogs Start Job Boards
Sprint Launches First EV-DO Revision A-Capable Mobile Broadband Card in the Nation — Sprint Media Contact: — Amy Schiska-Lombard, 913-794-2947 — Novatel Media Contact: — Carolyn McCartney, 858-320-8822 (phone), 858-812-3401 (fax) — firstname.lastname@example.org — Novatel Investor Relations:
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, broadbandreports.com, GigaOM, dailywireless.org, Phone Scoop, Texas Startup Blog, Daily small biz tech news … and Mobilitee
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Sprint first US carrier with EV-DO Rev A hardware
Om Malik / GigaOM: EVDO Rev A Arrives... Almost
Sierra Wireless / Phone Scoop: Sprint Launches First Rev. A Laptop Card
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: Sprint EVDO Revision A Card (also, plea for help!)
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
Blu-ray and HD-DVD to freeze competition until 2007 due to laser diode shortage — Since manufacturers of blue laser diodes are still unable to improve yield rates, the shortage may result in pushing back the competition between Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD-DVD optical disc drives in the market …
Discussion: HD Beat, HDBlog.net and Slashdot
Richard Lawler / HD Beat: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD on hold for blue laser shortage?
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Laser Shortage to Stall High-Def Disc War?
Jenstar / JenSense:
Microsoft adCenter inviting selected advertisers into ContentAds pilot — Interested in the Microsoft ContentAds beta? Selected advertisers just received invitations to participate in the new ContentAds pilot, which begins running this fall. — The email invited advertisers received mentioned …
Discussion: TechCrunch, ProBlogger Blog Tips and Search Engine Watch Blog
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Pilot invites go out for Microsoft's AdSense competitor
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog: Microsoft ContentAds Inviting Advertisers into Pilot
Wired Wiki — Attachments: — In an experiment in collaborative journalism, Wired News is putting reporter Ryan Singel at your service. — This wiki began as an unedited 1,059 word article on the wiki phenomenon, exactly as Ryan filed it. Your mission, should you choose to accept it …
Discussion: Open Culture, IP Democracy and Ross Mayfield's Weblog
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Culture: Collaborative Journalism at Wired
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Wired News Tests a Wiki for Collaborative Journalism
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Edit this Wired News
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Leaving Search Engine Watch — After ten years, I'm leaving Search Engine Watch and almost certainly leaving the Search Engine Strategies conference series as well. My contracts with their owners Incisive Media are expiring, and we've not been able to agree on new ones.
Discussion: Matt Cutts, Search Engine Roundtable, Frank Barnako, Valleywag, ResourceShelf, WebMetricsGuru, Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog, SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog, SEO by the SEA, Daily SearchCast, V7N Search Marketing News, paidContent.org, Google Blogoscoped, Bloggers Blog, Jim Boykin's Internet …, Niall Kennedy's Weblog, Online Marketing Blog, Pronet Advertising, John Furrier, Search Engine Watch Blog, John Battelle's Searchblog, Greg Boser, InsideGoogle, The Jason Calacanis Weblog, Search Engine Guide Blog and Performancing.com
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable: Reaction from the Search Community on Danny Sullivan's Departure
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Danny Sullivan leaving Search Engine Strategies (SES and SEW)
Lisa Barone / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog: Danny Sullivan to Leave SEW and SES
William Slawski / SEO by the SEA: Danny Sullivan Leaves Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies
Danny Sullivan / Daily SearchCast: Daily SearchCast, August 29, 2006: Danny's Leaving Search Engine …
Peter Da Vanzo / V7N Search Marketing News: Danny Sullivan Moves On
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Danny Sullivan leaving Search Engine Watch
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog: Danny Sullivan Moves On
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising: Danny Sullivan leaves Search Engine Watch
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Stepping Down From Search Engine Watch
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: DANNY LEAVES SEW
WebGuerrilla / Greg Boser: The Dali Lama of Search
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: DANNY SULLIVAN LEAVING SEARCH ENGINE WATCH /STRATEGIES
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: Danny Sullivan is leaving Search Engine Watch. Wha- Wha- What!?!??!!??!?
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
A Watchdog Group Warns Against AOL's Free Software — Dealing yet another blow to AOL, a leading software watchdog group warned users away from AOL's free client software yesterday on the ground that it displayed characteristics consistent with "badware." — The term badware describes …
Discussion: Google Operating System and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Badware (True Beauty Lies Within)
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Group Labels AOL's Free Software "Badware"
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft already on their way to patching FairUse4WM — Leave it to the Hawthorne Effect, right? It's been three days since we spilled the beans about the PlaysForSure-stripping FairUse4WM app, and already Microsoft's Windows Digital Media Division is issuing notices to its PlaysForSure licensees regarding patching up the problem.
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley, Podcasting News, George Ou and Bink.nu
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Next Google Apps targets: Intuit QuickBooks, MS Money? — Google has unleashed an integrated suite of Web-based software-as-a-service office productivity applications—Google Apps for Your Domain—featuring four services, with two more on the way: … What's missing?
Discussion: Blogging Stocks, Download Squad and digg
Spinchange / digg: Whats next for Google?
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Three Ways to Ride the Long Tail — The following is also my column in this week's Advertising Age. — Three Ways to Ride the Long Tail — What Marketers Should Know About Reach, Niches and Big Media in the New Landscape — One of this summer's hottest beach reads is "The Long Tail" by Chris Anderson.
Discussion: Socialtwister 2.0