Verizon Redefines 'Fast' With Groundbreaking FiOS Internet Service Featuring 20 Mbps Download and Upload Speeds — Service Is First of Its Kind Available to Consumers on a Mass Scale — Super-Fast Symmetrical Speed Enables Today's Most Interactive Online Experiences and Encourages Future Web Innovations
Discussion: Between the Lines, IP Democracy, ParisLemon, Gizmodo and DSLreports
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Verizon offers new FiOS speeds: What do you do with 20 Mbps upstream?
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Verizon Rolls Out 20/20 Mbps Symmetrical Service
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Intertubes: Verizon Launches 20/20 Symmetrical FiOS Service
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Mozilla banks Google bucks; Builds a portfolio — Mozilla has released its 2006 audited financials and that little Google search box in the top right of Firefox is the gift that keeps giving. — Mozilla's revenue, which includes Mozilla's foundation and corporation, came in at $66.8 million in 2006.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Search Engine Watch Blog, HipMojo.com, CyberNet, Mark Evans, Mashable! and CNET News.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Continues to Bankroll Mozilla
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Can We Apply Web/Tech Business Models to Automotive Industry?
Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
Discussion: CNET News.com, CrunchGear, ClickZ News Blog, WebProBlog and 451 CAOS Theory
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com: Mozilla's 2006 revenue: $66.8 million
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Mozilla makes free software, plenty of money
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ News Blog: Mozilla Revenues Soar with Search Marketing Fortunes
David Utter / WebProBlog: Ka-ching! Mozilla banks the Google bucks
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory: Mozilla: an open source success story
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Report: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Experience 'Search Engine Fatigue' — A recent report issued by Autobytel, based on on findings from a poll of 1,001 US adults conduted by Kelton Research, examined "The State of Search" and how automobile shoppers interact with search engines in particular.
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Search Engine Fatigue Infects Many Users
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Searchers Are Tired-70% Experience Search Fatigue
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: Search engine fatigue? …
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Searchers say, please read my mind
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: 'Search Fatigue' and Community As an Antidote
Mary Jane Irwin / Valleywag: Data Junkie: Second Life continues to suck ... the media's attention
Mwelch / Business Filter: Search engine fatigue
Traci Hailpern / Inside AdSense:
Coming soon: Make ad changes without replacing code — We're very excited to let you know about an upcoming feature that lets you easily manage your ad units from within your AdSense account. It isn't live yet, but here's a sneak peek so you'll know what to expect in the coming weeks.
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: ClickForensics CEO: Click Fraud Hits 28% for Google AdSense, Yahoo Publisher Network
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Change AdSense Layouts Without Changing Snippet
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google AdSense To Launch Code Free Ad Changes
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Another day, another key Googler departs — Salman Ullah, Google's director of corporate development, has left the company to found a venture firm called Copper River Partners, we've learned from a source. Ullah's LinkedIn profile confirms he is an "owner" of the firm.
Discussion: paidContent.org, GigaOM, CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org: Google Dealmaker Salman Ullah Departs; Starting VC Firm
Om Malik / GigaOM: Ex-Googlers Ready to Start a VC Fund
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Google Loses Another Executive
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
With FriendCSV, Data Sneaks Out Facebook's Back Door — As we've suggested before, there is an underlying problem with many proprietary systems - such as Facebook - because information inside of them tends to get trapped. Information flows in but not so easily back out.
Discussion: Valleywag, mocoNews.net, Alex Barnett blog, Jarrett House North and WebProNews
Paul Boutin / Valleywag: Facebook: Finally, a useful Facebook app
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Facebook Sued Over Text Messages
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Mapping The Southern California Fires — I'm back home (my original home) in Southern California for vacation, and to welcome me back, the Southland is on fire. Ah, just like old times. As I was keeping up with the news, I came across some maps online from Google Earth, Google Maps …
Discussion: Rev2.org, Computerworld, DSLreports, Bloggers Blog, dailywireless.org, New York Times and CenterNetworks
Jason Jennings / Rev2.org: I'm In the Thick of It - Google Maps Keeps Me Up To Date
Todd R. Weiss / Computerworld: As Calif. wildfires rage, technology used to track blazes
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times: California Fires Force 500,000 From Homes
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
OiNK.cd Servers Raided, Admin Arrested — The British and the Dutch police both contributed to the investigation that was initiated by the IFPI and the BPI, two well known anti-piracy organizations. The operation was supported by Interpol who coordinated the international cooperation.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, IFPI, TechWag, TechSpot News, Channel 9, Neowin.net, paidContent, Mashable! and Digg
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb: British Police at it Again: OiNK.cd Admin Arrested
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: OiNK torrent tracker shut down in police raid
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Music Labels Win Police Action Against Pre-Release P2P Network
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: BitTorrent Tracker OiNK.cd Shut Down, Admin Arrested
Huge pirate music site shut down
Huge pirate music site shut down
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yang: Being Yahoo CEO is a 'lonely job' — HALF MOON BAY, Calif.—Being chief executive of Yahoo is "a lonely job," says Jerry Yang, who co-founded the company in 1994 and was promoted to the top job in June in a management shakeup. — "It is a lonely job in the sense …
Discussion: WebProNews, Bits, Valleywag and Business Week
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Yahoo - It's Not Easy Being Yang
Miguel Helft / Bits: Jerry Yang's Musings on Opening Up Yahoo
Tim Faulkner / Valleywag: Yahoo: Jerry Yang's fireside chat translated
Rob Hof / Business Week: Jerry Yang Speaks: No on Facebook?
Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 41% Year over Year - Raises Financial Guidance - Expects Record Holiday Season — SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN - News) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2007.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Between the Lines, Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Amazon's third quarter fails to impress
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Amazon (AMZN): Strong Q3
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Amazon's Strategy Paying Dividends
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Update: Microsoft considering opening up device manager — San Francisco (IDGNS) - Microsoft's new Mobile Device Manager faces a shortcoming because it is exclusive to Windows Mobile devices, but that might change, an executive said on Tuesday. — Scott Horn, general manager at Microsoft's mobile …
Discussion: The Technology Chronicles
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's sleeper smartphone announcement: Live ID from your phone
Microsoft's sleeper smartphone announcement: Live ID from your phone
Discussion: The Register
Bill Ray / The Register: Microsoft to reach out and take control
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cisco buying WiMax start-up for $330 million — Cisco Systems is getting into the WiMax market. — The networking equipment maker said Tuesday that it will spend $330 million in cash and assumed options for Navini Networks, a Richardson, Texas-based start-up that makes mobile WiMax equipment.
Discussion: The Register, Cisco, VentureBeat, dailywireless.org, alarm:clock, Reuters, Digital Download, GigaOM, Tech Trader Daily and Valleywag
Austin Modine / The Register: Cisco borgs Navini Networks
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Cisco gets serious about WiMax, buys Navini for $320M
Samc / dailywireless.org: Cisco Buying Navini
Forbes Blogger / Digital Download: Cisco Invests In WiMax
Om Malik / GigaOM: Cisco Makes Its WiMAX Move, Buys Navini
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Cisco To Buy Navini For $330 Million; That Makes 124 Deals And Counting
Jordan Golson / Valleywag: Acquisitions: Cisco snags Navini
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Apple should start offering Windows-based Macs — Here's a question that I received from yesterday's mail bag: … Now, I have checked and I'm pretty sure that this email isn't from Steve Jobs, but it's an interesting question nonetheless. Apple is, without a doubt …
Discussion: ParisLemon, CNET News.com, eWEEK.com, MacDailyNews, The Macalope, The Mac Observer, CrunchGear, The Last Podcast and Channel 9
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com: More to Mac sales than a halo
Daniel Drew Turner / eWEEK.com: It's the Peripherals, Not the PC
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Mac sales up, PCs are stupid and dumb
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Facebook Set to Introduce Major Ad Play — Social Network Could Unveil 'SocialAds' at NYC Event Next Month — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The invitation, sent to advertisers and agencies in New York, arrived carved onto a Lucite brick: — "You are invited to a discussion with Mark Zuckerberg …
Doc Searls Weblog:
Too much face(book) time — Here's the problem. For me, anyway. — I believe the Net is an open place. Same with the Web. — I also believe private walled gardens on the Web are fine things. Nothing wrong with them. — My problem is when the former starts looking and acting like the latter.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
BustedTees offers sales commission through Facebook app — BustedTees, the Web site responsible for that "Prose before Hos" t-shirt that you wore to your English 101 final exam, has announced a Facebook Platform application that offers to split cash revenue with users willing to install it.
Discussion: All Facebook
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Can Facebook Increase Your Sales? Definitely.