Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
$100 Million Payday For Feedburner - This Deal Is Confirmed — Rumors about Google acquiring RSS management company Feedburner from last week, started by ex-TechCrunch UK editor Sam Sethi, are accurate and are now confirmed according to a source close to the deal.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests, One By One Media, Rev2.org, ClickZ News Blog, Marshall Kirkpatrick, HipMojo.com, Vecosys, alarm:clock, Lies, Damned Lies, The RSS Blog, SitePoint Blogs, CrunchNotes, The Next Net, Read/WriteWeb, BetaNews, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Paul Colligan's …, VentureBeat, CNET News.com, TechFold, John Chow dot Com, Forever Geek, CyberNet Technology News, mathewingram.com/work, franticindustries, tbites, Digital Alchemy dot TV, parislemon, Podcasting News, TechSpot News, Tom Raftery's Social Media, Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life, Publishing 2.0, paidContent.org, Download Squad, ben barren, RobWebb2K, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Business Week, Weblog Tools Collection, Search Engine Watch Blog, Valleywag, Search Engine Journal, Andy Beard, Web Analytics World, Todd Watson, digg and Slashdot
Sid Yadav / Rev2.org: Google to Acquire FeedBurner for $100 million
Bill McGuire / ClickZ News Blog: Google to Buy FeedBurner, Source Says
Sam Sethi / Vecosys: Why Google really wants to buy Feedburner?
Ian D Thomas / Lies, Damned Lies: Googleburner? Feedboogle? Fondleburger?
Randy Charles Morin / The RSS Blog: Google Buys Feedburner for $100M
Chrispian / SitePoint Blogs: Feedburner Acquired by Google
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: Rumor: Google About To Buy Feedburner
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb: Report: Feedburner to Google for $100m
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Insert awkward coinage of combined Google-FeedBurner names here
Paul Colligan / Paul Colligan's Profitable Podcasting: A Good Day All Around - Reports Of The Feedburner Purchase (And What They Mean)
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Google buys Feedburner for $100M
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com: Report: Google buying FeedBurner for $100 million
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries: Google now owns your RSS feeds
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Google to acquire Feedburner for $100 million
Tom Raftery / Tom Raftery's Social Media: Google now controls more of my info!
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: Google Acquires FeedBurner To Control The Building Blocks Of Online Publishing
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org: Feedburner-Google Deal In Final Stages, Possible $100 Million Value: Reports
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Google to pay $100 million for Feedburner
Redbarren / ben barren: It's a Post Eddie + Kerry Kinda World.
Rob Webb / RobWebb2K: Google + Feedburner = big for Chicago
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Buying Feedburner?
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Google FeedBurner Buyout 'Confirmed'
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: 7+7 Reasons Why Google Buying FeedBurner is a Match Made in Heaven & Hell
Manoj Jasra / Web Analytics World: FeedBurner Sold! for $100 Million to Google
Dvhirt / Slashdot: Feedburner Sale to Google Confirmed
Todd Cochrane / Geek News Central:
Google is Buying FeedBurner this is pure Evil! — I am hearing a lot of people cheering for Feedburner, sure I am happy for the folks that started the company, but this is really bad for people that are now going to be spied upon at a whole new level by the Google machine.
Discussion: O'Flaherty and HipMojo.com
Paul O'Flaherty / O'Flaherty: Deathmatch Kirkpatrick VS Cochrane
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Search without boundaries — Posted by Franz Och, Research Scientist; Maureen Heymans, Software Engineer; and Jeff Chin, International Product Manager — One of our goals at Google is to provide access to all the world's information. A big obstacle for that is the language barrier.
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Search Goes Truly Universal
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Releases Cross-Language Search
Haochi / Googlified: Search Results without Borders
Bogdan Popa / Softpedia News: Major Update for Google's Translate Feature!
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Multilingual Search
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES PURGE OF AD-HEAVY WEB SITES — Google is trying to clean up its search results by cracking down on dubious Web sites that contain little content but lots of ads. — The search giant has notified a number of Web publishers in the last few days that they will be dropped from its popular …
Chris Winfield / 10e20: Chris Winfield in The NY Post: 'Ad & Subtract'
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Adsense For Video, Google Still Lagging — Google has announced a closed beta test of Adsense for Video. — According to the post on Inside Adsense, Adsense for Video consists of "in-stream" advertisements. Publishers define at what point the advertisements will appear for each video.
John R. Quain / New York Times:
Basics: Cellphone Banking Is Coming of Age — YOU'RE starting a two-week vacation far from home when you suddenly realize you left the mortgage payment on the kitchen table instead of mailing it on the way to the airport. Or perhaps you're standing in the checkout line of a store …
Discussion: mocoNews.net, textually.org and The Mobile Technology Weblog
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net: Bank Of America Goes Mobile, Japanese M-Payment Services Increase
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
WeFi Finds Friends from Their WiFi — WeFi is a recently launched service that will find WiFi spots and connect you with other users using WeFi as well. — WeFi is a downloadable service that shows up much like an instant messaging window. Here you can see what WiFi connections are in your vicinity …
Discussion: alarm:clock and Techscape
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Vista no panacea for PC sales — Although Microsoft has characterized itself as happy with Vista adoption so far—and Bill Gates said last week at WinHEC that Microsoft had shipped 40 million copies—the release of the new operating system has not resulted in a significant bump in PC sales.
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: Vista no panacea for PC sales
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Windows XP SP3 in the Works - Microsoft Confirms
Windows XP SP3 in the Works - Microsoft Confirms
Discussion: All about Microsoft and CyberNet Technology News
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Might XP SP3 ship in 2007, after all?
Knight Foundation grant — I'm thrilled to announce some huge news: I've been awarded a grant by the Knight Foundation, as part of the Knight News Challenge program. — I'll be founding a Web startup, EveryBlock, that focuses on making local news and information useful.
Discussion: Placeblogger, Kelsey Group Blogs, Recovering Journalist and CyberJournalist.net
Lisa Williams / Placeblogger: Placeblogger Wins Knight 21st Century News Challenge
Peter Krasilovsky / Kelsey Group Blogs: Knight Foundation Injects Lots of Cash in Hyper-Local
Jonathan Dube / CyberJournalist.net: Knight News Challenge First-Year Winners Announced
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Global Voices wins Knight Foundation News Challenge
Global Voices wins Knight Foundation News Challenge
Discussion: Confessions of an Aca/Fan, Center for Citizen Media and Social Media
Henry Jenkins / Confessions of an Aca/Fan: CMS and Media Lab Get Knight Grant to Start a Center for Future Civic Media
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media: Citizen Media and the Law: A New Project
JD Lasica / Social Media: News Challenge winners
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Google is failing the Microsoft litmus test — If you want to evaluate the "evil" quotient of any company's strategy/behavior, consider how you'd feel about it if it were Microsoft in the driver seat. — Robert McLaws of Windows-Now.com fame reminded me of my "Is Google evil?" litmus test in his post, "Google: The New Big Brother."
Discussion: Windows-Now.com, MediaVidea and Financial Times
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com: Google: The New Big Brother
SONY DELIVERS BIG SOUND IN MICRO HOME THEATER SYSTEM — Delivering big sound in a small package, Sony today introduced the DAV-IS10 micro home theater system. — The 5.1 channel home-theater-in-a-box system features five tiny speakers - each about the size of a golf ball.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Sony's big little DAV-IS10 home theater system
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple to drop new Macbooks and iMacs at WWDC? — While we know for sure that Steve is going to show off a "feature-complete" version of Leopard at this year's WWDC, and we wouldn't be surprised if the iPhone got some quality time on stage as well, we haven't really heard anything solid …
Discussion: Cult of Mac and AppleInsider
Pete Mortensen / Cult of Mac: New Macs at WWDC? (Well, yeah)
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
No such thing as a free download — It is difficult to grasp how successful the mobile phone industry has become. People think of it as a sideshow compared to the internet, yet in terms of revenues generated from content, it is already far bigger. Revenues from the web are about $25bn …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and MediaVidea
Peggy Anne Salz / mocoNews.net: Disparate Payment Regimes & Lack Of Transparent Pricing Create Need For New Models
Pramit Singh / MediaVidea: Back to the future: when Mobile Operators turned into ISPs
Jangl Upgrades a Billion Phones Instantly, Adds Ability to Call Anyone Online, Worldwide, Anytime — Jangl Assigns a Phone Number to Every Email Address on the Internet — PLEASANTON, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Know someone online you'd like to talk to on the phone, but don't have their phone number - or don't want to give them yours?
Discussion: TechCrunch, StartupSquad.com, Alec Saunders .LOG and VoIP Watch
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch: Jangl Tailors VOIP for Social Networks
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: New Jangle Service Blends Email Address with Phone Calling
Dell Offers Three Consumer Systems With Ubuntu 7.04 — It's finally here. Later today, Dell will offer U.S customers three different systems with Ubuntu 7.04 installed: the XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktops and the Inspiron E1505n notebook. These systems will be available at www.dell.com/open by 4pm CST today.
Discussion: CNET News.com, Wired News, Softpedia News and digg
Sarah McBride / Wall Street Journal:
Make-It-Yourself 'Star Wars' — Lucasfilm Will Post Clips — From Film Saga on the Web, — Inviting Fans to Edit at Will — George Lucas, creator of "Star Wars," has never hesitated to protect his intellectual property, which is why some call him "Lucas the Litigator."
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Digital Alchemy dot TV
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee: The Force is with Eyespot in 'Star Wars' Clips Deal
David Pogue / New York Times:
State of the Art: How to Make Your Cellphone Act Like a BlackBerry — When you whip out a BlackBerry or a Treo in public, what does it say about you? — You might think that it says: "I'm an important person who can't afford to be out of touch. I can do e-mail all day long, and I'll never miss that critical deal."