Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Mark Zuckerberg cashes out? [Scoop] — Venture capital's ancien régime is on the verge of being overturned. We hear Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, may have cashed out — before an IPO, before a sale, and before his investors. In the company's recent financing round …
Discussion: Between the Lines, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, All Facebook, broadstuff, bub.blicio.us, Mashable!, ParisLemon and Mark Evans
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Valleywag Gets it Wrong
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: CASH OUT, NEW BROOM IN, MIAMI BECKONS?.....OR NOT
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Mark Zuckerberg Banks $40 Million
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!: Mark Zuckerberg Sells Stock, Makes Some Nice Pocket Change
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook founder faces shareholder revolt [Followup] — I was duped on a scoop. Word had reached me, from multiple sources, that Mark Zuckerberg had sold $40 million worth of shares in Facebook's $300 million financing round. Not so, we hear: All of the $300 million Facebook raised …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider: The Perils Of Late-Night Blogging
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Doesn't Take $40 Million Off Table — UPDATE: Valleywag's Owen Wilson now says that his earlier report was wrong, and that Zuck hasn't cashed out at all. — [Valleywag reports more evidence that Mark Zuckerberg is no dummy: $40 million of the $300 million of stock sold …
Discussion: Valleywag, mathewingram.com/work and All Facebook
Paul Boutin / Valleywag: Live from the Valleywag holiday party [Party Report]
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Zuckerberg Sells $40 Million of Stock
Chris Ayres / Times of London:
One step from the top, Essex boy who reached Apple's core — The designer has come a long way — from a technophobe at a British polytechnic to being mooted as the US giant's next CEO — He holds one of the most powerful corporate jobs in America. His admirers (and customers) include Bono, George W. Bush and the Queen.
Discussion: Apple 2.0, 9 to 5 Mac, Macsimum News and Digg
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Will Jonathan Ive replace Apple's Steve Jobs?
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac: UK-Based Times Online nominates UK-born Jony Ive as Apple CEO heir apparent
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Jonathan Ive the heir to Steve Jobs?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
50 Cent: File Sharing Doesn't Hurt Artists — The music of performer 50 Cent has zero appeal to me, but the man is undoubtedly smart, as the following words (via TorrentFreak) attest: … The key parts: file sharing doesn't hurt the artist, concert and merchandise sales are the key to profiting from music …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, TorrentFreak, everybuddy.org and Digg
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Will Clear Channel Communications Take Over the Music Industry?
Matt Terenzio / everybuddy.org: 50 cent on the dollar sound good
Patrick Seitz / Investor's Business Daily:
Apple Macintosh Computers Likely To Gain Market Share — Apple's (AAPL) Macintosh computers are poised to make sizable market share gains in the coming months, according to a research firm that tracks PC purchase intent. — ChangeWave Research says it sees continuing momentum …
Discussion: CrunchGear, TECH.BLORGE.com, ParisLemon and 9 to 5 Mac
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Starts to Index Images Uploaded to Blogger — Even if this sounds hard to believe, Google Image Search started to index images uploaded to Blogger in December 2007. Until this month, all the images were prevented from being indexed by search engines for unknown reasons.
Discussion: Mashable! and WebMetricsGuru
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!: Google Finally Starts Indexing Blogger
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Google starts indexing Images uploaded to Blogger
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Verizon Sued Over GPL Code In Its FiOS Router — The Software Freedom Law Center is taking issue with the Actiontec MI424WR wireless router, which may include open license-infringing BusyBox software. — The Software Freedom Law Center on Friday filed suit against Verizon …
Discussion: RSS, TechSpot News, Engadget and Ars Technica
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Verizon sued over GPL infringement
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Verizon sued over GPL code in FiOS routers
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: Verizon hit with GPL copyright lawsuit over router software
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pass The Bong, It's Another Whacky Zune Commercial — We first covered the rather different advertising campaign for Microsoft's iPod wannabe MP3 player the Zune in November. Enamored perhaps by the surrealism presented in the original campaign, Microsoft has sponsored a project called Zune-Arts …
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage, The Secret Diary … and istartedsomething
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Wacky Bizarre Ineffective Zune Commercial
Steve Ballmer / The Secret Diary of Steve Ballmer: Zune Arts Videos are Great (Have we finally cracked that cool thing?)
Sam Sethi / blognation:
The Funding Took Longer Than I Thought, Sorry Team — Reading the blogopshere you are probably aware that blognation has sadly had more of its internal private communications published. — Setting up a new company is at the best of times hard for any entrepreneur let alone in the public glare of the blogosphere.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Blognation May Rise From The Ashes
Louise Story / Bits:
Facebook Members Sell Their Own Ads — More than 1,500 Facebook users have started placing advertisements on their own profile pages-despite the social networking site's rule against such ads. — They are posting them with the help of a Montreal-based company called Weblo …
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: FACEBOOK'S ROLE AS NEW MEDIA ADVERTISING LIGHTNING ROD
Rodney Rumford / Facebook Applications Reviews …: Facebook Users Advertising on Their Profile Pages is Plain Stupid
David / weblog.rubyonrails.org:
Rails 2.0: It's done! — Rails 2.0 is finally finished after about a year in the making. This is a fantastic release that's absolutely stuffed with great new features, loads of fixes, and an incredible amount of polish. We've even taken a fair bit of cruft out to make the whole package more coherent and lean.
Discussion: Slashdot, Signal vs. Noise, Loud Thinking and Digg
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Ruby on Rails 2.0 is Done
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking: Rails 2.0 is out — Yes, yes, I've been awfully quiet here lately.
CompUSA to close all of its 103 stores — The consumer electronics store will run store-closing sales during the holidays to get rid of inventory. — DALLAS (AP) — Consumer electronics retailer CompUSA said Friday it will close its stores after the holidays following sale of the company …
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband: CompUSA is closing for good. Good. — Out of Dallas comes word …
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Slim pickings: CompUSA will close all its stores
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile: CompUSA Closing - Don't Head Out Just Yet
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: CompUSA to close the doors for good
Gary McWilliams / Wall Street Journal: CompUSA to Close All Stores
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: CompUSA Goes Into The DeadPool. Good.
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: CompUSA Going Out of Business
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: CompUSA Closing Its Stores
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Warning sounded over 'flirting robots' — Those entering online dating forums risk having more than their hearts stolen. — A program which can mimic online flirtation and then extract personal information from its unsuspecting conversation partners is making the rounds in Russian chat forums …
Discussion: Rough Type and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Nick / Rough Type: Slutbot aces Turing Test*
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Security Firm Warns Users of Russian Chat Forums