Wall Street Journal:
Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data — Google Inc. wants to offer consumers a new way to store their files on its hard drives, in a strategy that could accelerate a shift to Web-based computing and intensify the Internet company's competition with Microsoft Corp.
Discussion: Download Squad, Search Engine Land, Epicenter, Between the Lines, CNET News.com, WebProNews, Dan Blank, mathewingram.com/work, CrunchGear, Engadget, Digital Trends, TechSpot News, DSLreports, louisgray.com, TechCrunch, BloggingStocks, SEO Consultant Esoos Bobnar, Silicon Alley Insider, Compiler, The Pondering Primate, Google Operating System, Seeking Alpha, Search Engine Journal, ParisLemon, Paul Kedrosky's …, Mashable! and Slashdot
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Google GDrive coming soon?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Online Storage Coming Within Months? Real Google Platypus Screen Shot
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter: Report: Google To Offer Online Storage
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com: Report: Google hosted storage coming in a few months
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Google GDrive A Smidge Closer To Launch
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Report: Google to launch online storage service, raising privacy concerns
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Google gDisk to become official service?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Google online storage coming in a few months?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: GDrive: The Platypus Awakes; Maybe
Douglas McIntyre / BloggingStocks: Google wants to store your data
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler: The Fabled GDrive May Soon See the Light of Day
Scott Shaffer / The Pondering Primate: Google Enters The "Store"Age With GDrive
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Will GDrive Ever Launch?
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Is the GDrive Finally Coming Out?
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Here Comes Google Drive...
Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins / Mashable!: GDrive is Here; This Time We're Not Kidding...
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
As Google readies "GDrive", will Microsoft lead, or follow? — Some seemingly non-news coming out of the Wall Street Journal tonight, saying that Google is readying their online storage product, commonly referred to as GDrive. The Journal doesn't offer any really new information, saying only in the publicly accessible copy:
Discussion: Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi and Reuters
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi: Google reportedly offering online storage
Verizon Wireless To Introduce 'Any Apps, Any Device' Option For Customers In 2008 — New Open Development Initiative Will Accelerate Innovation and Growth — BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced that it will provide customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network …
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Verizon Wireless to open up its network next year
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Verizon Wireless hopes to reel in developers; Will publish network technical details
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Verizon Wireless To Consumers: Bring Your Own Phone
Om Malik / GigaOM: Verizon Wireless To Open Its Network, Platform
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: 'Open' Verizon Wireless Won't Have iPhones
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Verizon Brings More Openness to Mobile
Greg Sterling / localmobilesearch.net: Verizon Opens Up — Google's Open Handset Alliance …
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Verizon opening their network...
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Verizon Wireless To Open Up To "Any Apps, Any Device"
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Verizon to Open Access to Apps and Devices Next Year
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless to Offer Open Access to Network — Companies Featured in This Article: Google, Sprint Nextel, Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Vodafone Group, Microsoft, Research in Motion — Verizon Wireless said Tuesday that it would allow any device or software to run …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Mashable!
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Holy Cow! Verizon Wireless Opens Its Network
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Verizon Wireless opens network to "Any Apps, Any Device" in 2008 — By the end of 2008, Verizon Wireless will open their network to any device which meets a "minimum technical standard." What that standard is, exactly, VZW isn't saying yet — that will come in "early 2008."
Discussion: InfoWorld, Computerworld and Gizmodo
Grant Gross / InfoWorld: Verizon Wireless opens up network to outside devices
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Verizon Wireless to offer 'any device' option in '08
New York Magazine:
Universal Music CEO Doug Morris Speaks, Recording Industry in Even Deeper S**t Than We Thought — In the December issue of Wired, Seth Mnookin sits down with Universal Music Group CEO/supervillain Doug Morris for a pretty excellent profile (which is, tragically, not yet online).
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, p2pnet, Podcasting News, Boing Boing and Mike Linksvayer
Seth Mnookin / Wired News:
Universal's CEO Once Called iPod Users Thieves. Now He's Giving Songs Away. — It's Monday afternoon, and Doug Morris, chair and CEO of Universal Music Group, is eating lunch in his private dining room at the company's Manhattan headquarters. Morris hasn't been here much in recent months …
Discussion: p2pnet, Coolfer, Silicon Alley Insider and Techdirt
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider: Exclusive! SAI Defends Music Mogul!
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Universal Music's CEO Gleefully Explains How Clueless He Is
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Do Facebook users care about "privacy issues?" What about Doubleclick? — Political groups are successful through mastering a public debate no matter what ideology they espouse, and regardless of what the issues actually are. — MoveOn.org is a good example.
Discussion: WebProNews, Silicon Alley Insider, SEARCH JOURNAL, Vindu's View from the Valley and civ.moveon.org
Jim Tobin / WebProNews: The Problem with Facebook's "Beacon"
Search Engine / SEARCH JOURNAL: Senators Press for Close Scrutiny of GoogleClick Deal
Vindu Goel / Vindu's View from the Valley: About-face at Facebook: Site claims users can now opt out of …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on the Facebook Beacon
Some Thoughts on the Facebook Beacon
Discussion: Charles Hudson's Weblog, THINK / Musings, CNET News.com, Vacuum, Ajaxian and Scobleizer
Charles Hudson / Charles Hudson's Weblog: Best Article I've Read on Facebook Beacon Thus Far - Charlene Li at Forrester
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com: MoveOn to Facebook: We caught you red-handed
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Dare's right about Facebook Beacon
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
IAC/InterActive Plans China Push — BEIJING — IAC/InterActiveCorp plans to spend $100 million on a new Internet business in China and will bring its search engine, Ask.com, to the fast-moving market as well. — The new company, which could be launched as soon as within a year …
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook — Columnist Cory Doctorow describes how Facebook and other social networks have built-in self-destructs: They make it easy for you to be found by the people you're looking to avoid. — Facebook's "platform" strategy has sparked much online debate and controversy.
Widgets make a big splash on the Net — SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly a decade, GarageBand.com was the quintessential struggling Web company, barely hanging on as it burned through $17 million. — Until widgets. — Since it developed a widget, one of the mini-Web applications now flourishing …
Discussion: Joe Wikert's Publishing …
Nick / Rough Type:
Understanding Google — Any understanding of Google as a business has to begin, I'm convinced, in the idea of complementary goods. In The Google Enigma, an article in the new issue of Strategy & Business, I argue that the wide scope of Google's interest and activity is a natural …
Discussion: broadstuff, Insider Chatter and Nodalities
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: (MIS)UNDERSTANDING GOOGLE
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Google's Secret Weapon is a Four Letter Word
Paul Miller / Nodalities: Nick Carr reckons Google's is not the model to emulate
Cho Jin-seo / The Korea Times:
Plastic Optic-Fiber to Power Up Internet Speed — The Korea Institute of Science and Technology said Monday that it has developed an optical fiber made of plastic that can increase home Internet speed by 25 times, theoretically. — The research team led by Hwang Seung-sang said it has succeeded …
Some developers getting early iPhone SDK? — Exclusive Some developers are gaining early access to Apple's iPhone and iPod touch software developer kit, according to reliable sources speaking to Electronista. A handful of companies are said to be getting rough versions of the tools …
Discussion: Gadgetell, O'Grady's PowerPage and CrunchGear
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Select Developers Being Given Early Access to iPhone SDK Tools