Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Clearing the air with Twitter — Yesterday Evan Williams (co-founder of Twitter, his Twitter account is here) wrote me an email telling me he wasn't blaming me and trying to clear the air. I said “can I come over?” to talk more about these issues face-to-face.
Discussion: Global Neighbourhoods, WebProNews and BetaNews
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Twitter Could Have Problems for Months
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Twitter developer hints it may not be hot on Ruby on Rails after all
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Phoenix to Earthlings: I've Landed! Awesome! — @infoholic Yup, I can dig into frozen ground as hard as concrete. The scoop has special blades and a powered “rasp” to scrape ice. Cool! — Whoever thought a NASA spacecraft could be so adept at social networking and Web 2.0?
Discussion: Mashable!, p2pnet, UMBC ebiquity, Life On the Wicked Stage, Brij's One More Idea and Twitter Blog
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: @MarsPhoenix Twitters From Foreign Soil. Sort of.
Tim Finin / UMBC ebiquity: Phoenix twittering from Mars
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Mars Is Twittering
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Google To Launch Large Scale Geo-Services — Our sister publication Techcrunch UK noticed that a Location services API had been added to Google Gears. The developers behind Gears have been plotting out future API additions for a while, and those plans have included having Geo-data available …
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
What Friendfeed's “MicroMeme” Means For You, Brands, and The Web — Bret Taylor, one of Friendfeed's four founders — After experimenting with Friendfeed (add me) on and off since March, and more heavily the last few weeks, I decided it was time to meet Founder Bret Taylor …
Discussion: The Gillmor Gang and louisgray.com
Nick / Rough Type:
Understanding Amazon Web Services — There are two ways to look at Amazon.com: as a retailer, and as a software company that runs a retailing application. Both are accurate, and in combination they explain why Amazon, rather than a traditional computer company, has become the most successful early mover …
Om Malik / GigaOM: GigaOM Interview: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Dr. Jim Anderson / The Business Of IT:
Gartner Reveals Top 10 Technologies — The good folks over at the Gartner Group have revealed the top 10 technologies that they believe will change the world over the next four years: — Multicore and hybrid processors — Virtualization and fabric computing — Social networks and social software
Discussion: The Open Road, Beyond Search, Portfolio.com and WinBeta
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google's Competitive Advantage: Plumbing
Kevin Maney / Portfolio.com: Gartner's Top 10 Techs: A Risky Prediction
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Can Anything Replace My Old Reliable Friend? — IF you reach me on my cellphone when I'm home, I always ask, “Can I call you back on my landline?” Then we enjoy a crystal-clear connection, and I say to myself, “Nothing matches POTS,” or Plain Old Telephone Service.
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Kristina Peterson / Mercury News:
Teens say they were banned from Apple stores for life, company denies it — Four Palo Alto teenagers raised in the heart of Silicon Valley got the scare of their lives when they thought they might be banished from all Apple stores worldwide, for life. — Their crime, the teens said …
Discussion: The Register, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs and iPhone Savior
Austin Modine / The Register: Apple store detains teens for installing iPhone game
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: If you see these kids in an Apple store, please smack them in the head …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Wikipedia 3.0: You can now edit any page on Mahalo — The most powerful feature of Wikipedia is that anyone can edit any page at any time. This feature has allowed everyone to get involved, even if their contribution is bad. The brilliance of this move is that the bad editors grow to be poor editors …
Dave Munger / Cognitive Daily:
Casual Fridays: Mac users don't like people touching their technology — A few weeks ago, Greta got a new iPod. I was, naturally, interested to see how it worked since it was supposed to be the latest technology, but Greta would hardly let me touch it: “It's mine, and I want to learn how to use it before you do,” she told me.
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
From the Eye of a Legal Storm, Murdoch's Satellite-TV Hacker Tells All — SAN DIEGO — Christopher Tarnovsky feels vindicated. The software engineer and former satellite-TV pirate has been on the hot seat for five years, accused of helping his former employer, a Rupert Murdoch company …
Discussion: Threat Level and Slashdot
Soulskill / Slashdot: Satellite TV Hacker Tells His Story
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Hotmail users getting locked out — Imagine getting an e-mail from a friend or family member with the following subject line: “ITS IMPORTANT YOU GET BACK ME TODAY.” — CNET is aware of a couple of Hotmail users who have recently gotten locked out of their accounts.