'$100 laptop' sparks war of words — Chip-maker Intel "should be ashamed of itself" for efforts to undermine the $100 laptop initiative, according to its founder Nicholas Negroponte. — He accused Intel of selling its own cut-price laptop - the Classmate - below cost to drive him out of markets.
Discussion: Techdirt, GigaOM, The Next Net, Gadget Lab, Hardware 2.0, p2pnet, White African, Neowin.net, Memex 1.1 and Slashdot
Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt: OLPC Chief Doesn't Like Having To Compete
Om Malik / GigaOM: One Laptop Per Child & The Cry babies
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: The Greenest Laptop on the Planet
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Nicholas Negroponte: "Intel Should be Ashamed of Itself"
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: OLPC caught in Intel vs AMD crossfire
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: '$100 laptop' sparks war of words
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Intel Laptop Competes With One Laptop Per Child
What If Every Child Had A Laptop? — Lesley Stahl Reports On The Dream And The Difficulties Of Getting A Computer To Every Child — (CBS) Nicholas Negroponte, a professor at MIT, had a dream. In it every child on the planet had his own computer. In that way, he figured …
John Spooner / ChipLand: Negroponte takes on Intel
Edward N. Albro / Today @ PC World: Could One Laptop Per Child Be Too Many?
Dan Ackerman / CNET News.com: OLPC vs. the world
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler: Negroponte Accuses Intel Of Hitting Below The Belt
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Negroponte: "Intel should be ashamed of itself" for dumping its low cost PC
David Rothman / TeleRead: OLPC laptop deal: You'll need to buy two—one for yourself …
Wall Street Journal:
Google, Salesforce.com Weigh Alliance to Battle Microsoft — Internet giant Google Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc., a pioneer in online services for businesses, are discussing an alliance that could help them compete more effectively with Microsoft Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: GooForce rumor update — no wedding, just friends with privileges
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Google, Salesforce Rumors
Douglas McIntyre / Google (GOOG): BloggingStocks: Google: partnering for what it can't build
Carl Howe / Blackfriars' Marketing: The harsh light of Monday morning shines on Microsoft's aQuantive deal
Terrence Russell / Epicenter: Rumor Control: Google and Salesforce to Team Up Soon
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Google and Salesforce Poised for Deal
Allan Benamer / Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director: Google + Salesforce.com = Headaches for everyone else
Shelly Palmer / Media 3.0 with Shelly Palmer: MediaBytes - 05/21/07 — AT&T has reached the final stage …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google, Salesforce.com Discuss Alliance
Google, Salesforce.com Discuss Alliance
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and ContentBlogger
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch Blog: SalesForce, Google Partnership Discussions
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Panasonic gooses megapixels, zoom — Panasonic announced a new Lumix camera Monday that squeezes a wide-angle lens, a 12.2-megapixel sensor and a novel way of extending zoom lens range into a compact camera. — The Lumix DMC-FX100 is equipped with a 3.6x zoom that spans the equivalent of 28mm to 100mm …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Phil Ryan / CNET News.com: Panasonic follows 12-megapixel trend
Ilse Jurriën / LetsGoDigital English Edition:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Casio's 12 megapixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z1200
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Panasonic, Casio Unleash 12 Megapixel Compact Cameras
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: 12.2MP Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Ubuntu 7.04 Offering—Technical Details — Before we announce the availability of Ubuntu 7.04 on select Dell client systems, I'd like to give an overview of what customers can expect from our initial Ubuntu offering. — Availabile Software and Hardware — The default software …
Discussion: InfoWorld, DesktopLinux.com, SitePoint Blogs, Gizmodo and TechSpot News
Paul Annesley / SitePoint Blogs: Unix Tools on Your Desktop—Not Just For Mac Users
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: Dell spills more beans surrounding Ubuntu PC
Wi-fi health fears are 'unproven' — Scientists have said there is no evidence to suggest a link between the use of wi-fi and damage to health. — BBC programme Panorama found that radiation levels from wi-fi in one school was up to three times the level of mobile phone mast radiation.
Discussion: Guardian, Techdirt, dailywireless.org, Engadget, Guardian Unlimited, Licence to Roam and broadbandreports.com
James Randerson / Guardian: Scientists reject Panorama's claims on Wi-Fi radiation risks
Samc / dailywireless.org: Wi-Fi Safe Panties
Donald Melanson / Engadget: WiFi is / is not dangerous: BBC edition
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: The dangers of Wi-Fi radiation (updated)
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Google Coop Embeds Gadgets in Search Results — Google Coop has quietly expanded and now can embed data from gadgets (i.e. widgets) as subscribed links. In English, as opposed to Googlese, what this means is that you can opt-in to have important live data pop-up when you enter certain search keywords.
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Next Up: Widgets in Search Results?
BREAKING: Is XM down? — Seems like there's a massive outage going on with XM right now. Reports have been coming in like crazy, and I myself in NYC haven't been able to get signal since about 12-noon. — UPDATE: Reportedly one of the satellites (SAT1) is down, and all of the repeaters are down due to a "software update."
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Opens Its Pages As a Way to Fuel Growth — Facebook Inc. has bucked the Silicon Valley acquisition trend, remaining independent of larger technology companies. Now the social-networking start-up is seeking ways to reach the big leagues on its own.
Discussion: CNET News.com, Read/WriteWeb, Deep Jive Interests, Unit Structures, The Social Web, paidContent.org, Techdirt, Between the Lines, Digital Markets, michael parekh on IT, A VC, Google (GOOG): BloggingStocks, Mashable!, HipMojo.com, Online Media Cultist, Compiler, parislemon, rexblog.com, Bloggers Blog, rexduffdixon.com, /Message and TechCrunch
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com: Are Facebook widgets on the way? — Facebook, which says it's making …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb: Facebook Getting Spacey?
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests: Facebook Builds "Reverse-API" — Will Get *Others* To Build *Its* Mashups!
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web: Facebook wants to become a platform
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Facebook Going Platform
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: YouTube, MySpace, Facebook: Is the honeymoon over?
Fred / A VC: Open Facebook? Not Exactly
Douglas McIntyre / Google (GOOG): BloggingStocks: Facebook's new challenge for MySpace
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Major Facebook Announcement Thursday: Facebook Platform
Eric Berlin / Online Media Cultist: Facebook Looks to Go Portal
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler: Facebook To Move Beyond Social Networking
Rex Dixon / rexduffdixon.com: Facebook is doing business right...
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Facebook Evolving Into Platform
Music giant EMI agrees takeover — UK music business EMI Group has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2bn including debt. — The group, whose artists include Robbie Williams and the Beatles, has been the subject of bid speculation for the past year as its business has struggled.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Listening Post, Mashable! and MacDailyNews
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: EMI Acquired For US$6B - Digital and Online Strategy to "Accelerate"
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post: EMI Rejects Warner, Agrees to Private Takeover by Terra Firma
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: EMI to be Bought by Terra Firma, a Private Equity Firm
Spyware Still Cheating Merchants and Legitimate Affiliates — Spyware vendors are trying to clean up their images. For example, Zango settled a FTC investigation, then last week sued PC Tools for detecting and removing Zango software. Meanwhile, Integrated Search Technologies …
Discussion: MarketingShift, Donna's SecurityFlash and Slashdot
John Gartner / MarketingShift: ValueClick Not Quite Zango
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Spyware Still Cheating Merchants
Xinhua News Agency:
Computers accidentally "attacked" by Norton AntiVirus — www.chinaview.cn 2007-05-20 14:22:04 — An error occurring in the update of Norton's virus database on Friday has caused millions of PCs and computers to crash-a heavy blow to people's daily work and ongoing business.
James Niccolai / InfoWorld:
Noose tightens around allofmp3.com — (InfoWorld) - The recording industry has stepped up its battle to shut down allofmp3.com, announcing the arrest of a man who allegedly sold vouchers used to make purchases at the controversial online music store. — U.K. police arrested the 25-year-old man in Bow …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CSO - Security Feed and Listening Post
James Niccolai IDG / CSO - Security Feed: Recording Industry Intensifies Battle to Shut Down allofmp3.com
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post: UK Police Arrest Man for Selling AllofMP3.com Vouchers in England
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MyPunchbowl: The Algorithm Schedules Your Event — eVite has been a target of several startups over the past year. Sites like Skobee or Renkoo have differentiated themselves by helping plan the casual outings for drinks or dinner. Socializr is taking a social networking approach.
Death knell tolls for 17-inch iMac — Apple's pending iMac update will spell the end of the day for the 17-inch iMac, the most affordable computer in the line. The refreshed iMac, currently on track to arrive by the end of June according to sources, will feature just 20- and 24-inch models.
Discussion: CrunchGear, MacDailyNews and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear: Apple Prepped to Kill Off 17-Inch iMac?
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Rumors: 17-inch iMac meets its end?
Andrew Pile / Vimeo / Welcome:
Zooomr Mark III Launch Demo! — Kristopher Demonstrates Zooomr Mark III! — Sweet! Looking forward to seeing Mark III in the morning (it's 1am over here). See you on the other side. — wow! thats amazing! I'm really looking forward to this great step in the history of photo sharing!
Discussion: TechCrunch and Deep Jive Interests
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Zooomr Mark III: New Features, Better Look
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Rootly relaunches... new UI, new features... a real news start page — Over the past few weeks I have been testing a new version of Rootly. When I reviewed Rootly in December 2006, I defined it as, "Rootly is a news aggregator at its most basic definition."
Discussion: Marshall Kirkpatrick and Mashable!
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Rootly's Third Relaunch Offers More Customization