Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia unveils Bluetooth rival — HELSINKI (Reuters) - Cell phone market leader Nokia unveiled a new short-range wireless connection on Tuesday that is smaller and more energy-efficient than current Bluetooth technology and can be used in devices such as watches.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM: Nokia's Bluetooth: Wibree
Carlo / Techdirt Corporate Intelligence:
No, This New Wireless Spec Doesn't Threaten Bluetooth, Either — Bluetooth, for one reason or another, has been slated time and time again ever since it was launched, labeled as a failure and its death predicted many times. In spite of all that, Bluetooth has been quite a success, and is poised to ship in its billionth product.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Who Killed TiVoToGo? — Digital Cable and Satellite DRM Harms TV Fans and Innovators — It's the latest digital media murder mystery: TiVo Series2's TiVoToGo1 enabled limited portability of recorded content to PCs and other devices, but the TiVo Series3 HD did not include this feature …
Discussion: PVRblog and Zatz Not Funny
Matt Haughey / PVRblog: EFF: Who Killed TiVoToGo?
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny: The EFF Is Angry, Wants TiVoToGo On S3
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.
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: Microsoft News Tracker, All about Microsoft, Microsoft Monitor, jkOnTheRun, Download Squad and GottaBeMobile.com
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Final Vista test build expected this week
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor: THE VISTA—UH, VIEW—FROM HERE
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Vista RC2 due out this week
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Microsoft to release Vista RC2 on Friday
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Vista RC2 Coming Soon
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: Valleywag, Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect, IR Daily, Scobleizer and CNNMoney.com
Dana Gardner / Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect: Schwartz is right about Internet disclosure — he just doesn't go far enough
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Why can't CEO's use Web sites/blogs to disclose things?
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
Using Bloglines to snoop on people's private Gmail
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
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
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Matt Cutts on Pagerank Changes
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google's Matt Cutts Answers Questions On PageRank
John / Freshblog: Matt Cutts on Pagerank
Peter Da Vanzo / V7N Search Marketing News: Page Rank Updates, Matt Explains A Few Things
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
The Truth About a Claimed Firefox Exploit — A colorful duo of young hackers at the Toorcon security conference presented evidence Saturday that suggested a previously undocumented flaw in Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is actively being exploited to compromise machines of users cruising the Web with the browser.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Mozilla Developer News
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Calculating the ROI of blogging — One issue that keeps coming up over and over again is how to measure the ROI of blogs. I've written about this in the past and have been stewing over how to go beyond the intangible "blogging is good for your business" exhortations to quantify blogging's benefit to organizations.
Discussion: Read Between the Mines and ClickZ News Blog
Glennfan / Read Between the Mines: ROI of Blogging from Forrester
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ News Blog: Help Make Corporate Blogging a Less Mushy Prospect
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
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: B2Day, Search Engine Journal and ResourceShelf
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: SearchMash: Google's Ajax Sandbox
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Google's SearchMash : Google 2.0
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 8: Party In New York — Our seventh TechCrunch party, held at August Capital two months ago, was a blast. Over 800 attendees sipped wine, checked out some new companies and watched a nearly naked man streak through the more fully dressed attendees.
Discussion: duncanriley.com and The Blogging Times
Bethyboop / The Blogging Times: Yet another Web 2.0 party?
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
The King is in your Xbox 360 — Whereas some games, we predict, might be made to ebb the ever-growing obesity problem, fast-food giant Burger King is looking to encourage more quick dining by offering original Xbox and Xbox 360 games for $3.99 with the purchase of any value meal.
Discussion: Cathode Tan, InsideMicrosoft and Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: BURGER KING ANNOUNCES LONG-RUMORED XBOX 360 GAMES
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.