'$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: GigaOM, Techdirt, Hardware 2.0, Gadget Lab, White African, Neowin.net, p2pnet and Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM: One Laptop Per Child & The Cry babies
Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt: OLPC Chief Doesn't Like Having To Compete
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: OLPC caught in Intel vs AMD crossfire
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Nicholas Negroponte: "Intel Should be Ashamed of Itself"
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 …
Discussion: Today @ PC World, ChipLand, CNET News.com, Signal vs. Noise, Compiler, dailywireless.org, Engadget and TeleRead
Edward N. Albro / Today @ PC World: Could One Laptop Per Child Be Too Many?
John Spooner / ChipLand: Negroponte takes on Intel
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 …
Between the Lines:
Is Intel trying to torpedo the OLPC?
Is Intel trying to torpedo the OLPC?
Discussion: Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus
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.
Chinese PC users still dealing with Symantec foul-up
Chinese PC users still dealing with Symantec foul-up
Discussion: PC World, Good Morning Silicon Valley and Neowin.net
Robert McMillan / PC World: Symantec to Ship Smart Phone Security Suite
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Outbreak of Symantec Auto-Immune Disorder reported in China
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: Norton Antivirus targets Windows files on Chinese computers
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: Engadget, dailywireless.org, Guardian Unlimited, Licence to Roam and broadbandreports.com
Donald Melanson / Engadget: WiFi is / is not dangerous: BBC edition
Samc / dailywireless.org: Wi-Fi Safe Panties
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: The dangers of Wi-Fi radiation (updated)
Ilse Jurriën / LetsGoDigital English Edition:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 — Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 : Panasonic announce a new addition to the Lumix family of high-performance digital cameras. The new Lumix DMC-FX100 combines 1/1.72-inch large 12.2-megapixel image recording with a superb, 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lens that features …
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
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com: Panasonic gooses megapixels, zoom
Evan Blass / Engadget:
UK to get even more Big Brother with hovering drones — With literally hundreds of thousands of cameras — some sporting speakers and microphones — trained on its poor citizens from the moment they step out of the house in the morning until their hasty retreat inside at night …
Pilotless police drone takes off
Pilotless police drone takes off
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab: Britons To Be Watched By Autonomous Hovering Police Drones
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, Techdirt, The Social Web, HipMojo.com, paidContent.org, Between the Lines, Digital Markets, Mashable!, michael parekh on IT, A VC, Google (GOOG): BloggingStocks, 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!
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Facebook Going Platform
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web: Facebook wants to become a platform
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: YouTube, MySpace, Facebook: Is the honeymoon over?
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Major Facebook Announcement Thursday: Facebook Platform
Fred / A VC: Open Facebook? Not Exactly
Douglas McIntyre / Google (GOOG): BloggingStocks: Facebook's new challenge for MySpace
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
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?
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google May Launch Mobile Service In UK — We've heard from a good source in the mobile industry that Google may be preparing to launch its own branded mobile network in the UK in the next few weeks. If our source is accurate, Google will become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) via a deal with UK mobile phone company O2.
Jon Fortt / The Utility Belt: Can Google untangle the wireless Web?
Richard Baguley / wirelessinfo.com Blog: Google To Launch Phone Service In UK?
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 …
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."
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Online, GOP Is Playing Catch-Up — When David All, a former Republican congressional aide, launched a blog recently that he hopes will spur his fellow Republicans to bridge the digital divide, he did his best to sound upbeat. "Today our Revolution begins," he wrote. "Tomorrow we fight."
Discussion: PC Magazine, IP Democracy and Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog
John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine: Republicans, Democrats, Internet Tubes, Gak!
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Republicans and the Internet Do Not Mix...Yet
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: GOP BEHIND ONLINE. HERE'S WHY.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Equity Firms to Buy Alltel in $27.5 Billion Deal — Alltel, the wireless phone company, agreed last night to be sold to a consortium of private equity firms for $27.5 billion, marking the largest buyout ever in the telecommunications industry. — The consortium includes the Texas Pacific Group …
Discussion: GigaOM, Techdirt, Alltel.com, FierceMobileContent, CrunchGear, VentureBeat and John Cook's Venture Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM: Going Private: Alltel for $27.5 billion
Carlo Longino / Techdirt: Private Equity Enters The Wireless Space In A Big Way
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: China acquires $3 billion stake in Blackstone
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: How does Gates shape up as a seer? — Bill Gates has recently been prognosticating all over the place, offering his thoughts on the future of newspapers, television, advertising, communications, telephones and many other areas of business and technology. — But how good are his predictions, really?
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley and Slashdot
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: 20 Years of Bill Gates Predictions
Kelly Olsen / Associated Press:
LG Electronics to stop making plasma panels at 1 of 4 South Korean plants — SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - LG Electronics Inc., South Korea's largest consumer appliance manufacturer, said Friday it is closing a plant that makes plasma display panels to cut costs and rejuvenate its business in the sector.
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: LG to Close Its Oldest Plasma Manufacturing Facility
Darren Murph / Engadget: LG shuts doors on A1 plasma manufacturing plant
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
IBM's POWER6 flies the coop at 4.7GHz — Ah, if only Apple would've stuck with PowerPC, maybe it could've skipped the magical 3GHz mark and jumped straight to 4.7GHz. Okay, that's really just a cheap shot, but I couldn't resist, given today's major announcement by IBM that the 65nm POWER6 …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Woz on the magic of electronics and computers — SAN MATEO, Calif.—If there's one person who perfectly personifies Maker Faire, it could well be Steve Wozniak. — That's why a standing-room-only crowd had gathered to see him speak at the event Saturday afternoon, and so when he still …
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Mac Observer
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: 'Woz' speaks at Maker Faire event
Mac Gaming / The Mac Observer: Woz: It's All About the Science
Amazingly bad APIs — I actually don't hate the Java language (at least it's killing off c++), but every time I use it I'm blown away by how hostile the APIs are. — For example, let's say that we want to scale an image file. That's a fairly common thing to do, so it's probably only one line of code, right?
Discussion: JD on EP
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Denies New UK News Search Deal — Google reach deals with news websites from the Sunday Herald reports that Google has reached a deal with several large UK newsgroups to carry content on Google News, but Google tells me no such deals have been agreed. — "It is categorically no," said spokesperson Jessica Powell.
Discussion: Ars Technica, TechCrunch, Download Squad, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Epicenter and eWEEK.com
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Google says "no secret deals" with UK news organizations
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Google News: The End of News Indexing As We Know It?
Peter White / Download Squad: Google News facing an uncertain future
Adario Strange / Epicenter: Super Rumors: Yahoo, Bebo, Microsoft and Google