Matt Richtel / New York Times:
For Pornographers, Internet's Virtues Turn to Vices — The Internet was supposed to be a tremendous boon for the pornography industry, creating a global market of images and videos accessible from the privacy of a home computer. For a time it worked, with wider distribution and social acceptance driving a steady increase in sales.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and The Webpreneur
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Is the net killing the video porn industry?
Nick ONeill / The Webpreneur: TOUGH TIMES FOR PORNOGRAPHERS
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Hasbro unveils Real Gear Transformers based on real life gadgets — Those of you not able to bust out your cardboard box Optimus Prime costume and make a scene at your local theaters next month when the new Transformers movie hits can at least comfort yourselves with the most amazing onslaught …
Will Greenwald / CNET News.com: More than meets the eye: New, gadgety Transformers
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Kevin Rose: Digg Expanding to Images, Restaurant and Product Reviews — Update: Now with video! — On Friday, Kevin Rose spoke via video link at TheNextWeb conference in Amsterdam, outlining Digg's plans for expansion. The good news is that they plan to add images - one of the most demanded features.
Discussion: franticindustries and parislemon
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries: The consequences of Digg's upcoming changes
David Lenehan / Read/WriteWeb:
The Next Web Conference happened today in Amsterdam. It was a one day event hosted by Scott Rafer of MyBlogLog fame and was a mix of presentations from startups and keynotes from various people in the industry. Marc Canter from Broadband Mechanics and Jeff Clavier a VC from the valley assumed the role of …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Smart Mobs
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Digg Will Do Product and Services Reviews in 6-12 Months
Gerrit Visser / Smart Mobs: The Next Web — David Lenehan reports on Read/Write Web …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Hanging out in the Zoho data center — I am here in the Zoho data center. I'm hanging out with Kris of Zooomr. We're working on getting Zooomr back up. I am entertaining the hoardes that are hanging out in the chat room. — He is working on getting Zooomr back up. The machines are coming back up.
Discussion: Channel 9 and Zoli's Blog
Littleguru / Channel 9: Scoble is bringing Zooomr back!?
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: Zooomr Powered by Zoho - Coming Soon?
Stats: Yahoo's disappearing management team — When we checked Yahoo's management page, we noticed yet another missing face: Lars Rabbe, the Sunnyvale internet company's chief information officer. Without much fanfare, he's moved over to Intuit, the financial software maker.
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
Slacker Snares $40 Million — If Last.fm was worth $280 million after raising just $5 million in venture capital, what about a social music company that's raised more than $50 million? We may soon find out with Slacker Inc. — peHUB has learned that San Diego-based Slacker recently raised $40 million …
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com, TechCrunch and Mashable!
Rex Dixon / rexduffdixon.com: Slacker snakes $40 million
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch: Slacker Gets $40 Million for Growth
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Slacker Raises Another $40M in Series B Funding
Zero-day sales not "fair" — to researchers — Two years ago, Charles Miller found a remotely exploitable flaw in a common component of the Linux operating system, and as many enterprising vulnerability researchers are doing today, he decided to sell the information.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Apple criticized for embedding names, e-mails in songs — It used to be that music fans believed cryptic messages about Satan or the death of a band member were hidden within rock albums. — Nowadays, the secrets buried in digital music are way too easy to find, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News, Mobility Site and Epicenter
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: iTunes Plus songs are DRM-free, but hold something worse ...
Jack Cook / Mobility Site: Your Personal Information Exposed?
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Google buys RSS company FeedBurner — Google has acquired another medium for its advertising engine by purchasing FeedBurner, a company that distributes syndicated content for blogs and other media Web sites, the companies said Friday. — Terms of the deal were not disclosed …
Gavin Clarke / Take2: Please Google, don't hurt 'em
Google snaps up media distributor Feedburner
Google snaps up media distributor Feedburner
Discussion: Brij Singh's One More Idea and Business 2.0 Beta
Will Sturgeon / ZDNet:
F-Secure CEO: There's more malware than ever — Kimmo Alkio, CEO of F-Secure, recently rejoined the antivirus vendor from fellow Finnish company Nokia. silicon.com recently caught up with Alkio to discuss the security landscape, how governments should handle hackers, the need for a dot-bank domain name …
Discussion: TechSpot News and Donna's SecurityFlash
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: Interview with Kimmo Alkio of F-Secure
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Polls Launches Tonight: Marketing Research Paradise — Facebook just launched a new product tonight called Facebook Polls - look for a link in the bottom navigation area next to "Advertising" on any Facebook page. — This is an advertising product that is designed to generate revenue.
MG Siegler / parislemon: Facebook Friends the Pollsters
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Beware of that man between you and your Google Desktop — Last month, I wrote a piece about Robert Hansens Mr-T (Master Recon-Tool), a powerful tool that harvests data leaking out of Web browsers. In the post, I talked about how these types of reconnaissance tools could be combined …
Discussion: TechSpot News, 0x000000 Security and Slashdot
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: Man in the middle attack threatens Google Desktop
Haochi / Googlified:
SketchUp Update Blog — SketchUp now has its own blog! The new blog is aimed to provide SketchUp users more up-to-date information than their traditional monthly email newsletter, SketchUpdate. It will include pictures, videos, and links to interesting models in the 3D Warehouse …
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog and gSpy