Agence France Presse:
Quake cuts off much of Asia Internet — Internet and phone services have been disrupted across much of Asia after an earthquake damaged undersea cables, leaving one of the world's most tech-savvy regions in a virtual blackout. — From frustrated traders seeking in vain for stock quotes …
Asian Internet, Phone Services Hit by Taiwan Quakes (Update2) — Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) — Internet and telephone services across Asia were disrupted, hampering financial transactions, after earthquakes near Taiwan damaged undersea cables. — ``The repairs could take two to three weeks …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog, IFTF's Future Now, Watching, Testing, Digesting and Slashdot
Anthony Townsend / IFTF's Future Now: A Natural Experiment in Progress: Quake Cuts Off Much of Asia Internet
Tropicaljantie / Watching, Testing, Digesting: Shanghai China : undersea cables are damaged by the earthquake …
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Quake in Taiwan Cripples Internet
Taiwan quake cuts off much of Asia Internet
Taiwan quake cuts off much of Asia Internet
Discussion: Sadagopan's weblog …, Monkey Bites and Channel 9
Sadagopan / Sadagopan's weblog …: Major Internet Disruption In Asia
Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites: The Morning Reboot: Wednesday December 27
Directrix / Channel 9: Taiwan quake cuts off much of Asia Internet
Wall Street Journal:
Is 'Web 2.0' Another Bubble? — Hundreds of Internet companies have emerged since the dot-com crash, looking to capitalize on a resurgent online advertising market. Companies in this new wave — known as Web 2.0 — have focused on online collaboration and sharing among users.
Discussion: Weblogsky, MYBLOG by Ouriel, Mark Evans, Paul Mooney, Valleywag, UMBC eBiquity, blackrimglasses.com and This is going to be BIG.
Ouriel Ohayon / MYBLOG by Ouriel: Excellent article on the so called bubble web2.0
Tim Finin / UMBC eBiquity: Is Web 2.0 another bubble?
Ethan Kaplan / blackrimglasses.com: Is 'Web 2.0′ Another Bubble? - WSJ.com: why is this always a binary argument?
Long Zheng / istartedsomething.com.nyud.net:8080:
Microsoft hands out Ferrari's to bloggers — Microsoft together with AMD gave out some really nice Christmas presents to a bunch of bloggers this year. Brandon LeBlanc got one, Scott Beale got one, Barb Bowman got one, Mauricio Freitas got one, Mitch Denny got one, Zen.Heavengames got one …
Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites: Microsoft Tries To Buy New Friends
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog: Edelman Has New Ethics Scandal Brewing With Microsoft's Blogger Bribe Campaign
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid: Microsoft's Vanishing Point Game
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Microsoft Handing Out Hot Slick Ferrari Laptop Bling to Bloggers
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Microsoft Bribing Bloggers With Laptops
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Microsoft Sent A Free Laptop With Windows Vista — Ok, so yeah, I've been blogging about Microsoft quite a bit lately. I guess their marketing people are doing their job well, since the launch of Windows Vista is next month. Speaking of which, on December 20th I received an email from Edelman …
Discussion: OakLeaf Systems, Blogging Stocks and Scobleizer
Melly Alazraki / Blogging Stocks: Microsoft's recent PR stunt
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Microsoft sending free computers to bloggers?
Mitch Denny / notgartner: Acer Ferrari 1000: The Unboxing
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Vaporware '06: Return of the King — Pull back the red curtain and dim the lights. It's the 9th annual presentation of the Wired News Vaporware Awards, our ode to the year's top technology products promised, hyped and scheduled, but not delivered. — The nominees were chosen by you, our readers, in November.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Kotaku, Joystiq, CrunchGear and Slashdot
Zack Stern / Joystiq: Wired News: 2006 vaporware awards
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Wired News 2006 Vaporware Awards
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Vaporware '06: Return of the King
Vaporware '06: Return of the King
Discussion: PVR Wire and TiVo Lovers
Brad Linder / PVR Wire: TiVo makes Wired's Vaporware list... again
The Big Story for CES 2007: the Public Debut of eCoupled Intelligent Wireless Power — Fulton Innovation LLC and its Partners Debut Technology That Enables Intelligent Wireless Power Transfer — LAS VEGAS, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ — The 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, jkOnTheRun and StartupSquad
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: CES to debut wireless power
Jessica Guynn / The Technology Chronicles:
The secret Scoble mission revealed — Tech Chronicles has confirmed with Robert Scoble that he's embarking on an out-of-state trip into the world of politics: He's been invited to help former Democratic VP candidate John Edwards announce his presidential bid in New Orleans tomorrow. He flies out today.
Discussion: Web Strategy, Scobleizer, The Blogging Journalist, The Next Net and Valleywag
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: John Edwards reaches to Tech Community via Scoble, and Deploys Social Media
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: Robert Scoble: Political Operative?
SECOND LIFE: A debunking, in five acts — At Valleywag, we'd long had an inchoate irritation with Second Life and, more specifically, with the uncritical press coverage that the virtual world enjoyed. Often, a company's publicity can get ahead of mundane reality; it's often more the fault …
Discussion: The Next Net, GameTomorrow, GamePolitics.com, Tech_Space and VC Ratings
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: Clay Shirky's Crusade Against Second Life
David Berger / GameTomorrow: Some valid questions about Second Life
Joshua Jaffe / VC Ratings: Let the Second Life backlash begin
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey! Watch Is A Seriously Cool Online Video Converter — Tools to convert file types, particularly audio and video files, are among the last to move from the desktop to the browser. Part of the problem is CPU usage during the conversion (it's expensive to do this online) and part of the problem is the upload time for the user.
Blake Robinson / CrunchGear: Hey! Watch Online Video Converting
Jackson West / NewTeeVee: How to Save Online Videos
Fox Sports Announces First-Ever Digital Distribution of Full-Length Bowl Championship Series™ Games — Full-Length and Condensed BCS Games; Highlight Packages and Exclusive Preview Shows Available Online Beginning December 28 — LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—FOX Sports today announced that …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, PaidContent and HipMojo.com
Jackson West / NewTeeVee: Fox to Offer Bowl Game Downloads
Rafat Ali / PaidContent: Fox Sports To Launch Full Game Downloads
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
A cloud over Macworld Expo — In recent years, Apple Computer stock has risen as Macworld Expo approaches, and this year has been no different. Boosted by increasing sales of iPods and Macs, the exuberance of analysts' expectations, and rumors of iPhones and "true" video iPods, AAPL rose to over $91 a share at the end of November.
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage, Valleywag and Slashdot
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Feds Examining Apple Stock-Option Files
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Apple Execs Reportedly Faked Options Documents
SAMSUNG Launches the Ultra Edition 13.8 (Z720), the Thinnest HSDPA Slider — Samsung brings ultra HSDPA power to the palm of your hand — Seoul , Korea , December 27 th , 2006 - Samsung Electronics, a leading provider and innovator of mobile phones, launches the Ultra Edition 13.8 (Model: SGH-Z720).
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gadgetell, Phone Scoop and Paul Mooney
DIGGBAIT: Cover gallery: Wii games I'd like to see — Cover gallery: Wii games I'd like to see — NICK DOUGLAS — As fantastic as the baton-controlled Nintendo Wii may be (I found it's most fun after White Russians and a tequila shot), it seems like the only game anyone plays is Wii Sports.
Discussion: kottke.org, 4 color rebellion, You NEWB and Joystiq
Curtis / You NEWB: DS Tie-in Games people wanna play
Kevin Kelly / Joystiq: More Wii titles we'll never see
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
iTunes visits skyrocket on Christmas Day — Traffic to Apple Computer's iTunes website on Christmas Day was up 413 percent when compared to last Christmas as new iPod owners flocked to the web to download iTunes, according to data released Wednesday by Hitwise.
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog and Macsimum News
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: iTunes website hit by Christmas rush
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: iTunes visits Skyrocket 413 percent on Christmas Day
Fred / A VC:
2007: The End Of The Page View — Recently there was 'big news', Myspace had passed Yahoo! in monthly page views. I put the words big news in quotes because it really wasn't as big news as it was made out to be. — It's common wisdom that Myspace is designed to generate a ton of page reloads every session.
Discussion: HipMojo.com, Chip Griffin and Ars Technica
Chip Griffin / Pardon the Disruption: Are Page Views Still Valid in a Web 2.0 World?
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica: comScore to take Web 2.0 seriously
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Google Set To Expand Newspaper Ad Program — For some of the nation's newspapers, Google's offer was too good to pass up. — This fall, the search-engine company proposed to show how it could help newspapers sell print advertising to the hundreds of thousands of small merchants who buy Internet ads from Google.
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next …, AdJab, Digital Markets, PaidContent and Lost Remote
Chris Thilk / AdJab: Google looking to expand print plans
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: Google NOT revolutionizing newspaper ad sales
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Google will expand newspaper ad sales program
Tiger Electronics is the Dr. Moreau of Interactive Pets — Dr. Gizmodo: What is the law? — Sayer of the Law: Not to buy $20 electronic monstrosities, that is the law. Are we not men? — Readers (in unison): Are we not men? — Dr. Gizmodo: What is the law?
Discussion: Chip Chick and I4U News
Matthew Barakat / Associated Press:
Verizon markets services at mall stores — FAIRFAX, Va. - Verizon Communications Inc. has flooded mailboxes, gone door to door and even handed out free ice cream as it seeks to sell its new FiOS television, telephone and high-speed Internet service. Now, the phone company is following Apple Computer Inc …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and PaidContent
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Verizon Goes In-store for IPTV Commercials
Rafat Ali / PaidContent: Verizon Goes Retail For IPTV Push
Clifford Carlsen / CNET News.com:
Want alternative energy? Try pond scum — Mounting concern about U.S. dependence on foreign oil and about global warming is causing a surge of interest and investment in biomass, hydrogen, solar power and other alternative energy sources. — But bubbling beneath the surface of this wave …
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Newest Energy Source — Pond Scum