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: mathewingram.com/work, Search Engine Land, WebProNews, CrunchGear, Silicon Alley Insider, Dan Blank, Google Operating System, Between the Lines, DSLreports, Search Engine Journal, Compiler, Engadget, TechCrunch, louisgray.com, CNET News.com, The Pondering Primate, Seeking Alpha, ParisLemon, Mashable! and Slashdot
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Online Storage Coming Within Months? Real Google Platypus Screen Shot
Aaron Wall / WebProNews: What Better Relevancy Can Google Come up With?
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Report: Google to launch online storage service, raising privacy concerns
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: GDrive to Launch Soon?
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Is the GDrive Finally Coming Out?
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler: The Fabled GDrive May Soon See the Light of Day
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Google gDisk to become official service?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: GDrive: The Platypus Awakes; Maybe
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com: Report: Google hosted storage coming in a few months
Scott Shaffer / The Pondering Primate: Google Enters The "Store"Age With GDrive
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: Reuters and WebProNews
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Google GDrive A Smidge Closer To Launch
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 …
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, CNET News.com 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
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com: MoveOn to Facebook: We caught you red-handed
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on the Facebook Beacon — Recently I've read a number of negative posts about the Facebook Beacon which highlight how easy it is for a company to completely misjudge the privacy implications and ramifications of certain features in social software applications.
Discussion: Charles Hudson's Weblog, THINK / Musings, Vacuum, Ajaxian and Scobleizer
Charles Hudson / Charles Hudson's Weblog: Best Article I've Read on Facebook Beacon Thus Far - Charlene Li at Forrester
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Dare's right about Facebook Beacon
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.
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
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
BBC, ITV, Channel 4 to launch joint on-demand web TV — BREAKING NEWS: In an unprecedented joint venture, UK TV giants BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 are to launch a jointly-owned on-demand Web service creating a single destination for over ten thousand hours of TV entertainment content.
Discussion: The Register
Chris Williams / The Register: TV heavyweights build on-demand supersite
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC, Channel 4 and ITV to launch joint video-on-demand service
BBC, Channel 4 and ITV to launch joint video-on-demand service
Discussion: BBC, TechCrunch and Mashable!
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: UK TV Houses Join To Create Online Video On Demand Service
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 …
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 …
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
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Online investigations into job candidates could be illegal — Companies could be infringing privacy if they dig up information about job applicants from social networking websites, an internet expert has warned. — John Carr, chairman of the UK Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety …
Discussion: WebProNews and michael parekh on IT
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Privacy Backlash Hits Social Networking
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screenshots And Details On Upcoming MySpace "News Feeds" — A Reuters article earlier today gave a few details on MySpace's upcoming "new feeds" product (which is what Facebook calls their similar product launched a year ago. We spoke to MySpace and got a much deeper look at the product, as well as screenshots of how it will look.
Discussion: VentureBeat, All Facebook, ParisLemon and Mashable!
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: MySpace Launching Facebook Style Newsfeed
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: MySpace News Feeds, Coming to a Profile Near You
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, jkOnTheRun, Phone Scoop and mocoNews.net
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Verizon Says It Will Open Network to "Any Apps, Any Device" in 2008 [Breaking]
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Verizon to Open Access to Apps and Devices Next Year
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net: NHL Game Alerts On Verizon For $2.99 A Month
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
IBM Slips in Latest Gartner Server Study — While it still leads in revenue, IBM's shipments were down in the third quarter of 2007 compared with last year. — While IBM still dominates the worldwide server market when its comes to revenue, Big Blue's system shipments fell in the third quarter …
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Register
Ashlee Vance / The Register: HP wallops server rivals in Q3