Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Is Twitter F'ed? — The question of business model timing seems to come up weekly with regards to some startup. As Twitter usage has grown, have they f'ed themselves out of a real, sustainable business model? And has Pownce done something right by launching with a business model?
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: Would you please make up your mind Jason
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Twitter's Business Model
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: TWITTER BUSINESS MODEL - ISN'T THAT OXYMORONIC?
Nate Westheimer / innonate: Twitter “Tips” May Be Contextual After All
Nick O'Neill / The Social Times: Track Your Twitter Addiction With Twitter Graphs
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Take the Merry-Go-Round — Allen Stern asks what ought …
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice: Dave brings up the obvious - distribution
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web: How will Twitter make money?
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The three business models that make Twitter a billion-dollar business in 12-24 months. — Allen wrote a blog post today about Twitter focusing on a business model. Allen, my friend, you're thinking small. Get out of Brooklyn and spend more time in the Valley. Business models!?!?!
Discussion: Epicenter, Insider Chatter, Mashable!, Techquila Shots and Furrier.org
Terrence Russell / Epicenter: VC Bloggers Rehash Business Plan/Critical Mass Debate
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Mahalo: Will Calacanis Win the Billion Dollar Startup Lottery in 2008?
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!: Twitter: What's The Best Business Model?
Steve Poland / Techquila Shots: Twitter Business Model
Fred / A VC:
Twitter's Business Model — I woke up this morning and found a twitter message on my phone from chris herbert pointing me to this discussion of twitter's business model on techmeme — That's the tiny url that chris sent me. I hope it works. I'm still limited to my blackberry for internet here on the great barrier reef
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Twitter's business model — When I was in college, professors used to ask questions that are much harder than the question Allen Stern asks in this piece. — The NY Times crossword puzzle is harder. — Geez, installing a new hard disk in a MacBook is harder, and as I've found out that's pretty easy.
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: What the hell are you smoking Dave?
Pat Phelan / Roam4free: Twitter- business model is immaterial for now
Ian Betteridge / Technovia: Please, Twitter, forget about advertising
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Calacanis: You have to be a “player” — Amid all the to-and-fro'ing on Techmeme about Twitter and its lack of a business model comes a post from Jason “Mahalo” Calacanis, in which he tells us the secret to building a business model in Silicon Valley. Is it a vision of where the market is going?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Now You Can Graph Your Twitter Usage
The Boy Genius Report:
Jay-Z launching record label with Apple — This one's been floating around like a hot air balloon, but we've just about confirmed it. For those that don't know, Jay-Z left Def Jam as President last month, and everyone's been talking about where he's heading.
Discussion: Gizmodo, ParisLemon, Mashable! and Insanely Great Mac
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!: Jay-Z: I'm Not With The Corporate Tool, I'm With Apple
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
New Apple notebook spotted, we told you so — The above photo may be the work of a PS junkie or it may just be the real thing. In any case, the rumor mill is abuzz surrounding Macworld. This time around it's all coming back to the purported multi-touch trackpad we told you about during the summer.
Discussion: AppleInsider, ParisLemon, PaulStamatiou.com, theory.isthereason, Infinite Loop, Geek Speaker, Gadget Lab, Insanely Great Mac and Webomatica
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: As the MacBook Nano Nears, Buzz Gets Louder
David Chartier / Infinite Loop: “Reliable confirmation” of Apple subnotebook details
David Becker / Gadget Lab: No Internal Optical Drive in Mini-MacBook?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Plaxo's For Sale — Plaxo, the Sequoia-backed start that transformed itself from a hated spam monster into a mild mannered and interesting business social network, has started a sale process according to a source. They've hired an investment bank, Revolution Partners, who are spearheading the sale effort.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and down the avenue
Renee Blodgett / down the avenue: Plaxo Rumor — The service I avoid most - Plaxo is rumored …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Sears: Come see the softer side of spyware — Sears and Kmart are places you might go when you need a new air conditioner filter or a lawnmower; they're not generally thought of as havens for spyware. But that's what the two stores have become, at least online, where their websites were found …
Discussion: The Register, ReadWriteWeb, Techdirt, WebMetricsGuru, BetaNews and SC Magazine US
Dan Goodin / The Register: Sears admits to joining spyware biz
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Questions to Consider in the Coming Privacy Wars
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Sears and Kmart tracking users' every online move without their knowledge
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
JPMorgan Predicts 2008 Will Be “Nothing But Net” — JPMorgan's Internet analyst Imran Khan and his team released a massive 312-page report this morning titled Nothing But Net that paints a bullish picture for the major Internet stocks (Google, Amazon, Yahoo, eBay, Expedia, Salesforce.com …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications: JPMorgan: '08 Online Ad CPMs Set To ‘Accelerate,’ Search Will Hit $30.5 Billion
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org: Internet EPS To Grow 34 Percent In '08 On CPMs, Global Strength …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: GOOG Upgraded From ‘Overweight’ to ‘Morbidly Obese’
NaN / Yahoo! Finance: Basic Chart
John Ebbert / ContextWeb Internet Advertising Blog: Healthy Growth in 2008 Online Advertising: JPMorgan
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Defining Day For JP Morgan's Imran Khan
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
ModBook tablet Mac finally ships — Axiotron has announced that it is delivering the ModBook, its tablet Macintosh, almost a year after first unveiling the product at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, in January, 2007. The ModBook is priced at $2,279 or $2,479 depending on configuration.
Discussion: Electronista, The WebGuild Blog, CIO.com, MacUser, O'Grady's PowerPage, The Mac Observer and Silicon Alley Insider
Reshma Kumar / The WebGuild Blog: First Ever Apple Tablet Mac Debuts
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Axiotron Ships ModBook Laptop
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love the Blog: Goodbye Dead Trees! — As the new year begins, it's probably past time to assess what the jump from old media to new media has taught me. — I know what it sounds like-old lady print reporter starts a gen-you-wine blog and goes …
Discussion: B.L. Ochman's weblog and Mickeleh's Take
Michael Markman / Mickeleh's Take: What's in the Daily News? Or Any Other Paper?
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Free WSJ.com Would Need 12x Traffic To Offset Loss; DJ Buy To Shave A Penny From NWS: Analyst — Turning WSJ.com into a free site would require a 12x increase in traffic growth to offset the lost revenue, according to a new report from Bear Stearns analyst Spencer Wang.
Web-only album ‘mad’, says Yorke — Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has said releasing latest album In Rainbows solely on the internet would have been “stark raving mad". — Yorke told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that 80% of people still buy physical releases and it was important for the band to have “an object".
Discussion: Ars Technica, mathewingram.com/work, Salon, paidContent.org, CrunchGear and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Radiohead: Artists often screwed by digital downloads
Farhad Manjoo / Salon: Radiohead's Thom Yorke says people still need CDs
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org: Radiohead Got ‘Absolutely Zero’ From EMI Digital, ‘Done Really Well’ Online-Only
Blake Robinson / CrunchGear: Are digital albums the future?
Megan McCarthy / Epicenter:
Facebook Ads Make You the Star — And You May Not Know It — Have you used Facebook to give a shout-out to businesses you like? Best make sure your profile picture catches your best side, because you might be an unwitting star in those businesses' next Facebook ad campaigns.