Greg Reinacker / Greg Reinacker's Weblog:
NewsGator's RSS clients are now free! — We've got a lot of big news today at NewsGator. — First, we've got new releases of our most popular applications: FeedDemon 2.6, NetNewsWire 3.1, Inbox 3.0 (beta), and NewsGator Go! for Windows Mobile 2.0. Each of these is a pretty major release on its own …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: FeedDemon and NetNewsWire are now free
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise: Newsgator's saturation strategy is paying off
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: NewsGator Shifts To Free Software Model
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS: NewsGator Turns NetNewsWire Loose for Free
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek Weblog: NewsGator Frees NetNewsWire, FeedDemon
Josh Pigford / The Apple Blog: NetNewsWire - Now free as a bird
Laura Farrelly / NewsGator:
NewsGator Releases New Versions of Client Products; Best-of-Breed RSS Readers Now Free — Free NetNewsWire, FeedDemon, NewsGator Inbox, and NewsGator Go! Benefit Consumers and Businesses — NewsGator announced today the general availability of NetNewsWire 3.1, FeedDemon 2.6, and NewsGator Go! for Windows Mobile 2.0.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Download Squad, Web Worker Daily, MacUser, Kevin Burton's NEW FeedBlog and Macworld
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop: NetNewsWire for Mac, other NewsGator products go free
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's NEW FeedBlog: NewsGator Ships a NewsMonster-style Distributed Reputation System.
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld: NetNewsWire 3.1 RSS reader now available free
NetNewsWire 3.1 is free! — By free I mean both that we've released it from its cage and that it costs no money. Zero dollars. — Upgrades are free. It's free for new users. It's freeware. — You can download it right away. Here are the change notes.
FREE Demon? Yes, FeedDemon is Now Free! — That's right, FeedDemon is now free. As in, you don't have to pay for it anymore. Just download it and use it free of charge. — And we're also making NetNewsWire, NewsGator Inbox and NewsGator Go free. In other words, all of NewsGator's consumer RSS readers are free.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and Ian Landsman's Weblog v2.0
Ian / Ian Landsman's Weblog v2.0: Yikes!
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
French Press Falls For Major Facebook Prank — This is probably the biggest hoax in the history of Facebook. It happened in France and is one of the most discussed stories in the French blogosphere right now. It all started a few weeks ago with a simple third-party Facebook application …
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog: Facebook President is French. Almost.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Whatever happened to that famous jaded Gallic skepticism?
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: French press falls for fake Facebook president
John Musser / ProgrammableWeb: French Press and Facebook Mashup Hoax
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook President Becomes French Star
Loren Feldman / 1938 Media: France Needs To Lose Its Status As An Actual Country
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
OLPC developing dual-boot Windows, Linux OS for laptops — San Francisco - The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) and Microsoft are working together to develop a dual-boot system to put both Linux and Windows on laptops aimed at kids in developing countries, the head of OLPC said in an interview Tuesday.
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com: Trash talk between One Laptop and the PC crowd rages on
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: OLPCs to be dual-boot Linux/Windows machines? Why?
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld: OLPC America to launch in 2008
Brad Linder / Download Squad: OLPC to dual boot Linux and Windows
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Speaking of the Beast — In this case I mean the other Beast, Mr. Bill.
Donald Melanson / Engadget: OLPC, Microsoft working on dual-boot Windows / Linux system
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Intel ‘undermined’ laptop project
Intel ‘undermined’ laptop project
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley, Engadget, Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog, BUZZYEAH and Slashdot
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Negroponte says he'd welcome Intel back to OLPC
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Negroponte vs Intel
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
IAC Management Shuffle: Safka Tapped As Ask.com's CEO; Lanzone Heads To Redpoint — As IAC prepares to spin-off its subsidiaries into into five separate, publicly traded companies - namely HSN, Ticketmaster, Interval International and LendingTree - the company is shuffling the management of its remaining pieces.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Search Engine Land
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: IAC Shakes Up Management; New Ask CEO and President Among Other Changes
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Jim Safka To Replace Jim Lanzone As CEO Of Ask.com
IAC Announces Management Changes — Jim Safka Appointed CEO of Ask.com Scott Garell Appointed President of Ask.com — John Park Appointed President of IAC Consumer Applications & Portals — IAC (Nasdaq: IACI - News) announced today several executive management changes as it further prepares …
David A. Utter / WebProNews: IAC Jimmies The Ask CEO Office
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Best Buy wants Macs in more of its stores — Apple's store-within-a-store partnership with Best Buy is going to expand this year, according to Best Buy executives. — So says UBS analyst Ben Reitzes, who met with Best Buy during the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, CES 2008, Big Tech, The Mac Observer, Crave and ZDNet
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop: CES: Best Buy to double Apple presence once again
Ina Fried / CES 2008: CES Notebook: Tales from the show floor
Jon Fortt / Big Tech: New life for plasma TVs?
Michael Kanellos / Crave: The gadget blog: Picture is fading for projection TVs
Gary Shapiro / ZDNet: Protectionism never works
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Apple is a full year ahead of competition
Analyst: Apple is a full year ahead of competition
Discussion: Infinite Loop and GigaOM
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop: Analyst: Apple far ahead of CES competitors
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Google Maps Making Inroads Against Leader, Mapquest — I took a look at traffic to Maps websites after hearing repeatedly over the holidays that people didn't need directions as they would use Mapquest, Google Maps or GPS. With the rise of GPS, I wondered if traffic to Maps websites …
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews: Google Maps Gaining On MapQuest
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Maps Growing in Popularity
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Ten Reasons We're Doomed: CES Edition — Oh, CES. You are a disgusting, bloated beast oozing everything that makes this industry horrible. Nay, everything that makes our culture horrible. Sure, to you fine readers it might look like it's all product announcements and good times, but that's far from the truth.
Discussion: mikecane2008.wordpress.com, Tech_Space and MSNBC
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T, Microsoft, NBC working on solutions to filter copyrighted material at the ISP level — It really shouldn't be a surprise that execs from AT&T, Microsoft, and NBC and several content filtering companies spent part of a CES panel about piracy talking about filtering at the network level …
Discussion: Save the Internet Blog, Techdirt, Download Squad, DSLreports and NewTeeVee
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Is AT&T Siding With NBC To Get Rid Of Neutrality?
Jason Harris / Download Squad: AT&T openly says it may filter Internet content
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: AT&T Mulls Monitoring Your Traffic
Noah Robischon / Gizmodo:
Microsoft's Brainwashing Children's Book: Mommy, Where Do Servers Come From? — “Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?” is a children's book dedicated to “Helping Your Child Understand the Stay-At-Home Server." At first we snarked at this over-the-top marketing propaganda.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and Global Nerdy
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch: CES 2008's Big Thing is a Little Book
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: “Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?”
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Billionaires Can't Keep Frontline Wireless From The Deadpool — Despite the backing of billionaires John Doerr and Ram Shriram, as well as former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale and former FCC commissioner Reed Hundt, ambitious startup Frontline Wireless is closing up shop.
Discussion: Electronista, HipMojo.com, VentureBeat, InfoWorld, eWEEK.com, localmobilesearch.net, Telecompetitor and mocoNews.net
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Guaranteed Path to Deadpool: Bad Advisers
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Frontline Wireless shuts down, leaves bidding to the big boys
Grant Gross / InfoWorld: Startup Frontline Wireless shuts down
Roy Mark / eWEEK.com: Frontline Wireless Bites the Dust
Greg Sterling / localmobilesearch.net: Frontline Wireless (700MHz Bidder) Folds
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net: Frontline “Closes For Business"; Couldn't Raise Deposit