Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook's CTO D'Angelo to Leave — Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo will leave the company. — BoomTown called Facebook PR last week about the rumor of D'Angelo's departure, but did not get a response. The company confirmed the departure by D'Angelo (pictured here) tonight.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, The Inquisitr and All Facebook
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo Leaving Company
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr: Trouble at Facebook? CTO/ Co-Founder Leaving
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook CTO Jumps Ship
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo to leave the company — Quiet Facebook co-founder and chief technology officer Adam D'Angelo is leaving the company, one source tells me. D'Angelo announced the news internally this past Friday, the source says — and Facebook has just confirmed.
Discussion: GigaOM, CNET News.com, Mashable! and Silicon Alley Insider
Om Malik / GigaOM: The Rising Cost of Facebook Infrastructure
Steven Musil / CNET News.com: Facebook CTO to leave company
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook Growing Up? CTO Adam D'Angelo is Leaving
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Why Dell will not bounce back — I love Charles Cooper of CNET and I respect the fact that he's got to print so many column inches per week in order to earn his paycheck but I have to take issue with his latest effort (see here) where he tries to argue that while Dell looks like crap today …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Howard Lindzon
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Dell's Words Come Back to Haunt Him 11 Years On
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Reports of the 3G iPhone's imminent release may be slightly exaggerated — The hype and speculation around the 3G iPhone are mounting quickly. Yesterday, it was uncovered that an “Enable 3G” button was part of the latest beta firmware update for the device.
Discussion: MacRumors, The Apple Blog and Mashable!
Travis Vocino / The Apple Blog: 3G iPhone Preference Found in Beta 5 Firmware
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Will Web-Craving Consumers Bite Big For Premium 3G iPhone Service?
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
iPhone uber alles — Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune provides content for a slow weekend, as we ponder Apple's strategy for world iPhone domination. What's amusing is the visual representation is a classic strategy to winning the board game, secure the Western Hemisphere first—only three points of attack!
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Another Classic Rip-Off Job By Ars Technica
Cgerrish / echovar:
A VENEZUELAN MOMENT: THE GILLMOR GANG CONSIDERS NATIONALIZING TWITTER — It must be an odd thing to run a company in the midst of a debate around the idea of nationalizing your core technology. In a Venezuelan moment, the Gillmor Gang considers the idea that Twitter has become so important …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, Scripting News and Coop's Corner
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Why decentralizing Twitter is hopeless
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner: Nationalize Twitter? Hmm, not so fast
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
The Blood Brain Barrier
The Blood Brain Barrier
Discussion: Webomatica, odd time signatures and John Battelle's Searchblog
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: Maybe It's Time For Twitter To Go “Freemium”
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: CONTINUING TO GROK TWITTER
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Friendfeed's Business Model Will Look Like Google's — I love Friendfeed. However, I am far more enthusiastic about the platform's robust RSS and search capabilities than its current value proposition as a universal social aggregator. I find it generates too much noise at times …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Powerset Launches Showcase For User Search Experience — Today marks another milestone for San Francisco based contextual search engine Powerset. They've launched a showcase for their user search experience - effectively the search engine minus the web crawl.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, Bits and Alt Search Engines
Miguel Helft / Bits: Powerset Debuts With Search of Wikipedia
Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines: Powerset Launches into the Search Space!
Nat Torkington / O'Reilly Radar:
Teaching Kids Programming — For the last two years I've taught a computer club at the local primary school. I'd get six or eight kids aged 8-10 for two hours at a time, once a week for three or four weeks. They varied in previous experience from “have computer at home and play games on it all the time” …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Craig (of the List) Looks Beyond the Web — Imagine what it might have been like to be Dr. Kleenex. You invent a modern miracle, the cheap paper handkerchief, and suddenly you become the person blamed for America's disposable culture, praised for a more convenient life, or both.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
IE8 to boost ActiveX security on Vista — ActiveX has long been regarded as a thorn in the side of Windows users everywhere; a gaping hole through which spyware and viruses can contaminate your PC and compromise your data. Although much of the criticism leveled at ActiveX is excessively harsh …
Discussion: Cheap Hack
Dharmesh / Inside Windows Live Messenger:
URL Blocking: Problem now fixed — Greetings Messenger fans - — As some of you noticed, we had a problem from Friday night to Saturday morning where our Messenger service was incorrectly blocking some legitimate IP addresses. We sincerely apologize for any difficulties this caused our users.
Discussion: One Microsoft Way, gHacks technology news, LiveSide, B.E.T.A. Daily, Slashdot and istartedsomething
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way: Why Windows Live Messenger blocked YouTube URLs this weekend
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: WL Msgr YouTube.com blocking: “Oops, all better now”
Kdawson / Slashdot: Microsoft IM Blocking YouTube Links
Web Service Notifications Outnumber Live Bodies In My E-Mail — E-mail used to be about connecting people, regardless of distance. With time, it developed new capabilities - sending attachments of ever greater size, acting as a marketing vehicle, both solicited and otherwise (see: Spam) …