Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First OpenSocial Application Hacked Within 45 Minutes — It didn't take long for someone to hack the first OpenSocial application. In fact, it took just 45 minutes. — A developer who goes by the alias "theharmonyguy" and describes himself as "just an amateur" claims to have compromised …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: OpenSocial unleashed into the wild
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: OpenSocial Hacked In Minutes
Ruben Francia / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google's first OpenSocial application hacked in minutes
Dion Hinchcliffe / Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog: The 6 essential things you need to know about Google's OpenSocial
Todd Cochrane / Geek News Central: Google Open Social is Live
Lloyd Gofton / Liberate Media: Google strikes back with OpenSocial
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Blake Commagere: Top Facebook app developer sizes up OpenSocial — Blake Commagere is a top third-party developer on Facebook, having built or worked with others to build popular applications like Causes, Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves and Slayers (he also works with startup Mogad, which is developing a sort of news feed site).
Discussion: Inside Facebook, Somewhat Frank, Beet.TV and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank: Poll: Thoughts about Google's OpenSocial API?
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: "Niche Social Networks Vie for Attention," MSN Reports
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: OpenSocial: Future for Facebook, Concerns
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
What Google OpenSocial really means
What Google OpenSocial really means
Discussion: Geek Speaker and Awaken Your Superhero …
Christopher S. Penn / Awaken Your Superhero …: MySpace joins Google's OpenSocial
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Google to unveil 'Android' phone software — Google is ready to unveil a suite of software for mobile phones based on open-source technology, backed by some of the largest wireless industry companies in the world. — The company is expected to hold a press conference on Monday to unveil the project …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, The Boy Genius Report, BlogRunner, Engadget, InfoWorld, mocoNews.net, Joe Duck, localmobilesearch.net and Mashable!
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report: Google set to unleash the "Android"
Tom Krazit / BlogRunner: Google to unveil 'Android' phone software
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Google phone, mobile OS, or absolutely nothing due on Monday
Savio Rodrigues / InfoWorld: Google Set to Announce Mobile Phone SW & Open Handset Alliance
Greg Sterling / localmobilesearch.net: CNET Speculates on Google Mobile Announcement
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Get the Phone. It's Google.
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Living with robots: The $3.5m DARPA Urban Challenge — Diary of a human Well, here I am at the crack of dawn getting ready for DARPA's Urban Challenge - the $3.5m robotic race of the century. — 5:12 a.m.The hard-working hacks, if you will, were up at 4 in the morning for this shindig.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com: Robot race at the starting gate
Phillip Carnell / The Register:
EU cracks down on fake blogger astroturfing — Everything you need to know about Virtualization at The Register's eSymposium — Comment Nothing beats word of mouth for getting people to put their hand in their pockets. So it didn't take long for cheeky marketing departments to cotton …
Glyn Moody / open: Letting Floggers Go Hang
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Breaking: More on Facebook's ads, and potential conflict with developers — A source has told us in some detail what Facebook will be launching on Tuesday, having seen and played with Facebook's offerings. — In a project code-named Pandemic, Facebook will remove the somewhat popular …
Discussion: Rev2.org, BlogRunner, WinExtra, Valleywag, All Facebook, The Praized Blog, ParisLemon and Mashable!
Daksh Sharma / Rev2.org: Facebook's Project Beacon Beckons Online Marketers
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: A Pandemic of Beacons — Either Facebook is having a lot …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook to Spawn a Mullet Pandemic?
Sebastien Provencher / The Praized Blog: Facebook to Start Competing Directly with Popular Apps?
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Facebook Abandoning Its Open Platform Applications?
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Best Buy Replaces Backordered $99 Toshiba HD-A2s with HD-A3s — Best Buy brings Christmas early to some customers — Best Buy often gets a reputation of not having the best customer service and looking down on "devil customers" who only come to Best Buy locations to score hot deals.
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: Best Buy Replaces $100 Toshiba HD-A2s with HD-A3s
Michael Geist Blog:
Gov't Commissioned Study Finds P2P Downloaders Buy More Music — A newly study commissioned by Industry Canada, which includes some of the most extensive surveying to date of the Canadian population on music purchasing habits, finds what many have long suspected (though CRIA has denied) …
Discussion: TorrentFreak and strategis.ic.gc.ca
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Next Microsoft — Google shares rose above $700 this week, making the search giant worth more than Cisco, Intel, Apple, or IBM, but still less than Microsoft and General Electric, if just barely. Is the company really worth that kind of money or is this just the effect of a bubble market?
Discussion: SYNTAGMA, Mark Evans and WinExtra
John Evans / SYNTAGMA: Those Google algorithms again
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: So why does Google get a free ride....
Rogers and Yahoo! Expand Strategic Relationship — New Agreements Provide Canadian Customers Continued Access to the Rogers Yahoo! Broadband Services and Expanded Mobile Offerings; Yahoo! oneSearch to Become Exclusive Mobile Internet Search Service — TORONTO & SUNNYVALE, Calif. …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, GigaOM and Profectio
Om Malik / GigaOM: Yahoo's Telco Gravy Train Coming to a Halt?
New low-price 'compact' PS2 to arrive in 2008 — Redesigned model boasts built-in power supply; 25 per cent price drop likely — Thought PlayStation 2 hardware sales were going to quietly disappear after the revenue frenzy of Christmas? Think again - Sony is preparing to introduce a new …
Discussion: DigitalBattle, ExtremeTech, Gizmodo, Gadgetell, CrunchGear, Engadget, Kotaku and Joystiq
James Hyde / DigitalBattle: Sony To Introduce New PS2 at $99 In 2008
Steve Watts / ExtremeTech: Rumor: Is a $99 PS2 Due In 2008?
Indraneel Purohit / Gadgetell: PS2 still kicking, to be re-compacted?
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear: Redesigned, cheaper PS2 due out in 2008?
Darren Murph / Engadget: Compact $99 PlayStation 2 rumored to land in 2008
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: New $99 PS2 Model To Debut In 2008 [Rumor]
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Rumor: A new PS2 in '08 for $99 — MCV is reporting …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AP: The News Gatekeeper is Dead! Long Live The News Gatekeeper! — The CEO of the Associated Press, Tom Curley, gave a speech yesterday to a group of news executives supposedly calling on them to drop their antiquated ways, learn to embrace the new opportunities of the internet and …
Discussion: Associated Press and Susan Mernit's Blog
Seth Sutel / Associated Press: AP Urges News Industry to Embrace Online
Joel Turnipseed / kottke.org:
Yochai Benkler — I think it's safe to say that this will be the chewiest of my interviews this week—and also the most important. Lawrence Lessig's Code 2.0 was good, but Yochai Benkler's The Wealth of Networks may well be looked on in the future as highly as John Rawls' A Theory of Justice is today.
Discussion: The Technology Liberation …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
DailyMe Personal News Aggregator — Florida-based DailyMe is a personalized news aggregation service that creates a daily online newspaper that can be delivered at set times via email or browsed from the web. The site aggregates news in a wide variety of topic areas from over 3,000 mainstream …