Paul Thurrott / windowsitpro.com:
Exclusive: Here Comes Windows Vista RC2 — Microsoft this Friday will ship the final pre-release version of Windows Vista and, unexpectedly, will name the release as Release Candidate 2 (RC2). Previously, Microsoft had publicly asserted that it would not ship an RC2 milestone release of Windows Vista.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, All about Microsoft and GottaBeMobile.com
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Vista RC2 due out this week
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Final Vista test build expected this week
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Vista RC2 Coming Soon
Jeremy Caplan / Time:
Google's Chief Looks Ahead — In an interview with TIME, CEO Eric Schmidt explains what's behind the company's new push for partnerships — Google wants new friends. After signing a series of new partners, CEO Eric Schmidt says the Web giant's spate of recent deals is just a start.
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Hidden Labels in Gmail — If you enable saving your chat history in Gmail, your conversations from Google Talk are saved as standard emails. To make them stand out from the rest of messages, Gmail adds two labels: chat and chats. — If you want to search your chats, you just have to add label:chat to your query.
Discussion: Lifehacker and digg
Built-In Label / Lifehacker: Gmail Tip: Searc
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
Using Bloglines to snoop on people's private Gmail — I was astonished on Friday when I was looking at my Gmail account inbox, and accidently hit the 'Subscribe with Bloglines' bookmarklet on my Firefox links toolbar. Bloglines then dutifully put up on the screen a whole series of Atom feeds …
Discussion: InsideGoogle, CyberNet Technology News and Search Engine Watch Blog
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: HINT: DON'T REVEAL YOUR GMAIL RSS FEED
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Reading Other People's Gmail Via Bloglines
Allison Linn / Associated Press:
Amazon.com Drops Search Engine Features — Amazon.com's A9 Search Engine Drops Highly Touted Features — SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.'s A9 search engine has dropped some of its most widely touted features, including the ability to remember everything a user has ever searched for and a service …
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Deep 6 for A9 Features
Deep 6 for A9 Features
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE RUNNING SEARCHMASH — Google is running an alternate search engine called SearchMash, which includes some useful and "out there" features that might not be right for Google.com, but could make a really interesting search engine. Of course, if any of the features turn out to be huge hits, who knows?
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Watch Blog, ResourceShelf and Google Blogoscoped
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Sony's BDZ-V7 and BDZ-V9 Blu-ray and hard drive recorders — Blue laser shortage or not, Sony's hoping to avoid the delay bug with its first Blu-ray disc recorders, just announced at CEATEC 2006 for early December release in Japan. Both models will record two TV programs at once via their two digital and one analog tuners.
Discussion: Tech Digest and Engadget HD
Matt Burns / Engadget HD: Fox unveils upcoming Blu-ray titles
R. Craig Endicott / AdAge:
100 Leading Media Companies Report; Revenue Hits $268 Billion — Also: Download the 2006 Media Family Trees Poster — CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — Internet and cable were the growth locomotives behind the 6.6% increase in 2005 U.S. media revenue, reaching $268.48 billion for the 100 Leading Media Companies.
Discussion: IP Democracy and paidContent.org
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Ad Age's Media Family Trees for 2005
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
More info on PageRank — Every few months we update the PageRank data that we show in the toolbar, and every few months I see a few repeated questions, so let me take a pass at some of them. Note: I wrote this kinda quickly, so I think this is pretty good, but if I spot something incorrect later, I'll change it.
Matt Cutts / Google Blogoscoped: Matt Cutts on PageRank
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips: Google PageRank Frequently Asked Questions
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google's Matt Cutts Answers Questions On PageRank
Peter Da Vanzo / V7N Search Marketing News: Page Rank Updates, Matt Explains A Few Things
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
One Small Step for the Blogosphere... I've been an officer of a public company for a while, and I've had access to confidential information for a good while longer. And I'm used to holding my tongue on issues that'd be deemed material to Sun's financial performance.
Discussion: Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect, IR Daily and Scobleizer
Mary Jordan / Washington Post:
New Conductors Speed Global Flows of Money — Cellphones Make Transfers Faster, Cheaper — MANILA — It was 10:33 p.m. when Dulce Amor Bandoy's cellphone beeped with her favorite kind of message. — "You have received 1,321.00 of G-Cash," read the text on her phone's glowing screen.
GPS Fails, Police Give Away a Car — Police in Dallas, TX are kicking themselves in the ass after the GPS functionality of a "bait car" has failed and their baited criminal has gotten away, scott-free, with a new car. Bait cars are cars prepped for the purpose of being stolen.
Discussion: InstaGPS and CyberNet Technology News
Mike / Techdirt:
To Protect Our Ports, We've Now Banned Online Gambling — from the say-what? dept — A bunch of politicians have been pushing for this for quite some time, but this weekend, it surprised many people when the Senate was able to squeeze in an anti-gambling bill with an unrelated bill on port security.
Discussion: Susan Crawford blog and International Herald Tribune
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Analysts don't like YouTube's chances — Another Internet research firm has predicted doom for YouTube's business model. — Copyright issues that have plagued video-sharing site YouTube since its official launch almost a year ago will mean that "YouTube will get sued.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Virtual Economics, PVR Wire, NIMBLOG, Lost Remote, The Blogging Times, robhyndman.com and Howard Lindzon
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics: Suing YouTube won't be the salvation of Hollywood
Brad Linder / PVR Wire: Youtube v. copyright take 317
MMG / NIMBLOG: Web 2.0 Titans To Fall?
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Forrester: YouTube 'will get sued and it will lose'
Intern Pool / The Blogging Times: YouTube: Die, die, die...
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Google takes a bigger bite of Big Apple — Google, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is hoping to make it big in New York City. — After a year of speculation, the company on Monday officially opened a new, bigger and more Google-y office in the Big Apple in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan.
Discussion: InsideGoogle and paidContent.org
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: GOOGLE KICKS OFF NEW NEW YORK OFFICES
Kassia / Medialoper:
YouTube and Orphaned Art — So we here at Medialoper have a friend named Joe. It's not that Joe is a Luddite, but he's maintained for years that this whole Internet thing is a fad. He's warned us — oh, has he warned us! — not to get too comfortable with this whole online culture.
Discussion: TeleRead, JD on EP and About Last Night
Terryteachout / About Last Night: TT: WhoseTube? ArtsTube!
Dana Hanna / An App A Day:
Day 17 - WPM Tray — Tonights application is a Words Per Minute meter in your systray. The algorithm used to determine a word is VERY simple (a space, tab, or return separated by anything else). — It's a green box for 0-99wpm, a gold box for 100-199wpm, and a red box for 200-299wpm.
Discussion: Download Squad, Lifehacker and digg
Jason Clarke / Download Squad: WPM Tray - monitor your typing speed
Xperamental / digg: AnAppADay - Words Per Minute Counter - Runs in System Tray
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Pentax X-Change interchangeable lens concept — DSLRs get all the photog credit, what with those snazzy interchangeable lenses and decent image quality, but point and shooters get most of the work done for most consumers, thanks the the size and convenience of a tiny, easy to use camera.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Ubergizmo and Photokina news headlines
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's GestureLab:
No Prisoners — Gesturemania is showing sure signs of breaking out. The last few days have brought a flurry of attention (cough) about an attention specification, Kim Cameron's gesture grokking as channeled by Doc Searls, and the entrance of Google Reader into the RSS attention commons.
Discussion: Ian Landsman's Weblog v2.0
Video games have 'role in school' — Video games could have a serious role to play in the classroom, a survey of teachers and students suggests. — The Teaching with Games report was commissioned by games giant Electronic Arts (EA) and carried out by FutureLab.