Joosep / Heartbeat:
Problems with Skype login — UPDATED 14:02 GMT: Some of you may be having problems logging into Skype. Our engineering team has determined that it's a software issue. We expect this to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours. Meanwhile, you can simply leave your Skype client running and as soon …
Discussion: Webware.com, blognation, Download Squad, The Register, CNET News.com, Digital Trends, GottaBeMobile.com, Mashable!, Compiler, Skype-watch.com …, MacUser, Ian Fogg, BetaNews and David Dalka
Dawn Kawamoto / Webware.com: SOFTWARE GLITCH SILENCES SKYPE SERVICE
Tris Hussey / blognation: Breaking news: Skype down-world stops talking
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Skype crashes due to network "software issue"
Bill Ray / The Register: Skype hangs up on users
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com: Software glitch silences Skype service
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Skype Hit with Major Outage
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Life On-Line: Is That a HighWire You're Walking or an Umbilical Cord?
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!: Massive Skype Outage Sees Dip in eBay Stock Price
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler: New Skype For OS X Beta Integrates Apple Address Book
Tropicaljantie / Skype-watch.com …: Skype is down. What are the perceived reasons.
Cyrus Farivar / MacUser: Skype is having login problems this morning
VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
Skype Outage — Skype is experiencing a major outage. My fellow TMC co-workers noticed it late Wednesday when they couldn't IM fellow co-workers. TMC's Dave Rodrqiguez told me that he went home for the day, signed into Skype from home and was bombarded with a ton of Skype IM messages that didn't go through earlier.
Discussion: Computerworld and VoIP Watch
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Skype goes dark, may be offline until Friday
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Skype Suffers Major Outage
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Skype Suffers Major Outage — Skype has suffered a major service outage that started from approximately 3am PST Thursday. — Skype advised that their engineering team had determined that the downtime was due to a software issue, with the problem expected to be solved "within 12 to 24 hours."
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Does Skype Outage Expose P2P's Limitations? — Peer-to-peer by its very nature is supposed to work without a problem, with packets finding their way to good peers, and then moving on to their final destination. The Skype outage - you couldn't login to your Skype account …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Major Skype outage in progress: "12-24 hours" for a fix — Skype has confirmed it is having software problems on its network, resulting in a lack of connectivity for millions of Skype users. Many users cannot currently authenticate to Skype, rendering all voice, chat, and voicemail services effectively offline.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and TechSpot News
Jonathan Schlaffer / TECH.BLORGE.com: Skype service outage to last 12 to 24 hours
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: Skype service hit by technical difficulties
Villu Arak / Skype Blogs:
Skype login problems
Skype login problems
Discussion: CrunchGear, Things That and Office Evolution
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Skype Service Down For 12 To 24 Hours
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution: Worldwide Skype outage
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
AOL's Truveo Introduces New Video Search Site And Consumer Destination — AOL acquired video search engine Truveo in January, 2006 and has used it primarily as a technology platform to power AOL video since that time. Simultaneously, the company has been supporting video search on third party sites.
Discussion: Business Wire and Mashable!
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Truveo: AOL Takes a Swipe at Google and YouTube
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Truveo Finds Its Video Destination
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
USAToday's Social Network Experiment May Not Be Paying Off — When USAToday relaunched its site in March as a social network around news, I and others thought it was big news. — They integrated Pluck's new Social Media Suite, a group of social networking products that a number of high profile news sites have adopted.
Discussion: Insider Chatter, the Constant Observer and dailywireless.org
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: USA Today Anti Social Media? Gannett CEO Warns Staffers of Blogger Speculation
Tish Grier / the Constant Observer: The Lights are On, but Nobody's Home: USA Today Sees Soc Networking Slowdown
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Keeps Sliding; Mossberg Lukewarm On iWork; Bear Stearns Finds Happy iPhone Buyers — The Apple (AAPL) sell-off continues; with today's decline, the stock is now off more than 20% since its post-earnings closing peak at $146 on July 26. — No huge news today, though; I think the decline is mostly about profit taking.
Daniel Drew Turner / eWEEK.com: Apple's Numbers the Big Draw in iWork '08, Users Say
Numbers — One of the great benefits of working at Microsoft …
Numbers — One of the great benefits of working at Microsoft …
Derik DeLong / MacUser: A Microsoft employee's response to iWork '08
Sprint Nextel Demonstrates Key Technologies for Mobility Strategy — Product Branding and WiMAX Business Plans Showcased — RESTON, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) today demonstrated key technologies and described operational plans to provide unique new services to meet …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Sprint, dslreports.com and mocoNews.net
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net: Sprint Announces WiMAX Branding: Xohm
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
The Great Advertising Share Shift: Google Sucks Life Out Of Old Media — [From Silicon Alley Insider] Everyone talks about advertising dollars shifting online, but when you're fighting all day in the trenches it's tough to get a handle on what this really means. Here's what it means:
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: NYT: Good News—July Ads Only Dropped 3.5%
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Why newspapers are screwed by Google
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Ad Share Shifting To Internet
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Web's Four Horsemen YoY Q2 Revenue Grew by 42%
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks: The evisceration of traditional media - advertising flows to digital
Mwelch / Business Filter: The great ad shift
Eric Berlin / Online Media Cultist: The Media Money Moves Online, Even Mo'
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: Online advertising continues to grow, mainstream media bleeding …
Marc Graser / Variety:
Industry pair to dish help on website — Tercek, Edelman set to launch PeopleJam — Dr. Phil's about to face some serious competition online: Hollywood execs Robert Tercek and Matt Edelman are prepping to launch PeopleJam, a website set on helping people improve their lives.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, alarm:clock and paidContent.org
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Holy Cow: People Selling iPhone Sexy Touch Time in India — According to fellow Indian journo and Giz reader Aswin R, someone in India is selling sexy touching time with the iPhone using Facebook's marketplace. Not selling the iPhone itself, just 15 minutes to "see/touch/feel" the JesusPhone under supervision.
Discussion: Computerworld and TECH.BLORGE.com
Jonathan Schlaffer / TECH.BLORGE.com: 15 minute touch time with Apple's iPhone for sale in India
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
OMG! Study finds iPhone texting 2x slower than QWERTY — A study has determined that iPhone's touchscreen is two times slower than QWERTY phones when it comes to texting. — OMG! — This study was conducted by User Centric, a Chicago-based usability consultant. User Centric concludes:
Discussion: PR Newswire, Inquirer and A VC
Andrew Thomas / Inquirer: Never mind the quality, feel the Iphone
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Three of i-mate's five Ultimate devices canceled? — We wish we could say we were surprised about this, we really do. It seems that i-mate has canceled arguably the three most interesting versions of its Ultimate line: the 5150 slider, 7150 QWERTY flip, and 9150 numeric flip.
Discussion: Today On CNET Asia, Gadget Lab, Pocket PC Thoughts, Mobility Site, jkOnTheRun and the::unwired
John Chan / Today On CNET Asia: Entire Ultimate series still on track
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab: Three i-Mate Devices Given Chop Before Birth?
Nurhisham Hussein / Pocket PC Thoughts: i-Mate Ultimates Down To Two — "It seems that i-mate …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: i-mate axes most of Ultimate line
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
New robots.txt feature and REP Meta Tags — We've improved Webmaster Central's robots.txt analysis tool to recognize sitemap declarations and relative urls. Earlier versions weren't aware of sitemaps at all, and understood only absolute URLs; anything else was reported as Syntax not understood.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land and WebProNews
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Google Teaches Robots Tool About Sitemaps