Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
NowPublic Gets $10.6 Million For Crowd Sourced News — "Crowd sourced" news network NowPublic.com has closed a $10.6 milion series A round of financing led by Rho Ventures with seed investors Brightspark and the Working Opportunity Fund participating. — Crowd sourcing is part of the widely expanding …
Discussion: GigaOM, mathewingram.com/work, VentureBeat and paidContent.org
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: NowPublic's Lessons in Citizen Journalism
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: NowPublic, citizen journalism site, expands with $10.6M
Halvar Flake / ADD / XOR / ROL:
I've been denied entry to the US essentially for carrying my trainings material. Wow. — It appears I can't attend Blackhat this year. I was denied entry to the US for carrying trainings materials for the Blackhat trainings, and intending to hold these trainings as a private citizen instead of as a company.
Discussion: CNET News.com, The Raw Feed, SecurityFocus, Slashdot and Threat Level
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com: German security professional denied access to US, Black Hat
Robert Lemos / SecurityFocus: German security pro barred from U.S.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level: German Security Researcher Denied Entry to U.S.
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
German hacker denied entry into U.S. for Black Hat training — Thomas Dullien, a prominent security researcher who has been a fixture at the annual Black Hat security conference, has been denied entry into the U.S. to attend and conduct training at this year's confab.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why do we have Facebook Fatigue? — Facebook, one has to admit is a great time sink. Given how much you have to do to just manage your Facebook life, it is hardly a surprise; some organizations are taking a draconian approach to them. Jason Calacanis has declared Facebook bankruptcy.
Discussion: This is going to be BIG., Publishing 2.0 and Chuqui 3.0.1 Beta
Bonnie Malkin / Telegraph:
Facebook banned by City firms
Facebook banned by City firms
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: 70% of UK Businesses Block Facebook. Phones Next?
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: FACEBLOCK: Facebook Blocked by British Businesses
Ewan Spence / The All New Ewan's Musings: The Benefits and Time of Facebook (or other Social Networks)
Michael Garrett / Profy.Com: Why Is Facebook Being Banned?
Drew B / Drew B's take on tech PR: Catching up — Back to the office tomorrow morning, after a restful week off.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: The summer of Facebook
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: When Facebook is BAD for Business: 826,000 Pokers at Risk
Dennis Howlett / AccMan: Banning Facebook in business is futile
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Calacanis asks deep questions about social networks
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
New Life on the Web for a Killed Newspaper Column — "The bug at the bottom of the Calendar front in today's Los Angeles Times says columnist Patrick Goldstein is on assignment," began a July 24 item on the Web site L.A. Observed. "Not true. His The Big Picture column for Tuesday was killed."
Discussion: Lost Remote
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Spiked column shows up online
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Court says "no" to changing terms of service without notification — Many of us have seen service agreements that specify that the terms could be changed at any time without notifying the user. Well, a recent court decision could change all that. Service providers should not be able …
Discussion: LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Battlemodo: Microsoft's Local SUV Armada vs Google's Streetview Fleet — Microsoft's Windows Live Local armada is striking back against Google's Streetview fleet with all the technological terror they can find. Check this Chevy Tahoe's intimidating top: six huge cameras …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Gates Plans His Leave Amid Great Change — Microsoft is beset with competition from all sides, unlike any it has seen in decades, and Bill Gates, who co-founded the company 32 years ago, still intends to step away next year as planned. — But so far, Mr. Gates, Microsoft's 51-year-old chairman, shows no sign of fading away.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Robin Marantz Henig / New York Times:
The Real Transformers — I was introduced to my first sociable robot on a sunny afternoon in June. The robot, developed by graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named Mertz. It had camera sensors behind its eyes, which were programmed to detect faces …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Business plan obfuscation: Twitter style — Charles Hudson says it: "why the 'you don't need a business plan' meme is crazy talk. — Where did that come from? Well, there's this little theory that was reported on a bunch of blogs that Twitter and other companies don't have business plans.
Discussion: Charles Hudson's Weblog and Drew B's take on tech PR
Charles Hudson / Charles Hudson's Weblog: Why the "You Dont Need a Business Plan" meme is Crazy Talk
Garett Rogers / ZDNet:
Google set to simultaneously create and dominate a new market? — Adam Bosworth, Google's brains behind a Google service called "Google Health" that is still in development, has made several presentations about the healthcare industry and how Google may be working to improve it.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
TheFunded embraces VCs still further, but Sequoia still hazed — TheFunded.com, a forum that lets entrepreneurs dish dirt publicly about venture capitalists, has taken another step toward accommodating the VCs. — The site now lets VCs provide feedback on any public comment made about their firm.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Google YouTube copyright infringement filtering system - How will it work? — Google / YouTube was in federal district court in New York on Friday defending a lawsuit brought by Viacom and several other media companies. The New York Times story says "Google hopes technology will be in place …
Discussion: Insider Chatter, Technovia and Salon: Machinist
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 9 At August Capital: Thank You for Coming — Well, it's over. TechCrunch 9 At August Capital last night was a blast, with 900 or so people demo'ing products, drinking wine and, if the video above is any indication, looking for the man of their dreams.
Discussion: Julia Allison, Zoli's Blog, bub.blicio.us, Jessica Mah Meets World and Sarah Meyers
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: TechCrunch 9(00) at August Capital
Briansolis / bub.blicio.us: TechCrunch9 Pictures, A Day in the Life
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone "Hello World" binary released — The busy beavers of the #iphone IRC channel, whose collective efforts have built the first unauthorized iPhone GUI application (it displays "Hello World" and does nothing else), have released the source for the demo app, buildable with the community-built toolchain and UIKit.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Binaries, source outed for first 3rd party iPhone app