Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Delicious 2.0 Imminent Again — Yahoo's inability to launch Delicious 2.0, which was feature complete and in private beta back in September 2007, has become a bit of a joke around Silicon Valley. — Last month we called on Yahoo to provide guidance on when we might see the new version of the service.
Britta Gustafson / delicious blog:
public service announcement: do you know where your password is? — After months of work, the new Delicious is almost ready to come out of the oven. When we release it, you'll be automatically logged out of your account and will have to log in again, due to some changes we're making behind the scenes.
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Social Bookmarker Delicious Issues Another 2.0 Tease
David Rothman / TeleRead:
Rumored Apple tablet vs. traditional Tablet PC: How dual-sided screen panel approach could give Apple an edge — Imagine a laptop that can instantly turn into a touch-screen tablet—a super-sized iPod Touch when shut. — Might this be the mysterious Apple product transition? — Clues are out there.
Rex Hammock / RexBlog.com: Confessions of a MacBook Touch rumor monger
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
The Young Turks of Cyberspace — The drumroll leading up to the publication of Sarah Lacy's book about the 20-something entrepreneurs who brought us such familiar Web sites as Facebook was certainly impressive. For months, Lacy demurred when asked to reveal the title yet talked up her project …
Discussion: Labnotes and Drew B's take on tech PR
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Finding and Fixing a Home's Power Hogs — WHILE we all worry about where we're going to get more energy in an increasingly energy-obsessed world, there's also another alternative: Use less power. That may soon be simpler, thanks to the introduction of a bevy of inexpensive devices …
Discussion: Conversion Rater
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater: Home Automation Knowledge Leads to Less Power Usage
Howard Lindzon / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Google Isn't Spending $200 Million On Digg — The price is wrong. — Digg is truly the most useless of the big Web 2.0 sites. It won't make you money and it can't make money. Its early investors and founder will make money, and if they pull off a sale, management and the founders will have done their job.
Discussion: Screenwerk, Search Engine Journal, VentureBeat, TECH.BLORGE.com, CNET News.com and The Next Web
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Looking for ‘Plan B’
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Buries Digg Buy-Out Deal
TJ Kirchner / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google acquisition of Digg fails
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News.com: Report: Google-Digg acquisition talks fall through
Joop Dorresteijn / The Next Web: Google does not Digg it, walks away from the deal
Randall Stross / New York Times:
First It Was Song Downloads. Now It's Organic Chemistry. — AFTER scanning his textbooks and making them available to anyone to download free, a contributor at the file-sharing site PirateBay.org composed a colorful message for “all publishers” of college textbooks, warning them that …
Discussion: Lockergnome and Digg
Justin Capasso / Lockergnome: Pirating Music To Pirating Textbooks
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? — BEREA, Ohio — Books are not Nadia Konyk's thing. Her mother, hoping to entice her, brings them home from the library, but Nadia rarely shows an interest. — Instead, like so many other teenagers, Nadia, 15, is addicted to the Internet.
Discussion: RexBlog.com, Life On the Wicked Stage and Social Media
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading
JD Lasica / Social Media: Young people prefer reading online
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
EZTV Trials TV-Torrent Streaming — Last week, we wrote about the new attempt to invigorate video distribution, by mixing torrents with streaming video. Our piece piqued the interest of the leading TV-torrent distribution group - EZTV - and just a few hours ago, they launched a live-beta test of the technology for their ‘warez’.
Discussion: DSLreports, Slyck and Digg
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: EZTV Introduces BitTorrent Video Streaming
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Dell issues fix for Nvidia graphics chip glitch — Dell has issued a fix for a well-publicized problem with Nvidia chips. — The company said Friday it has posted fixes for an Nvidia graphics chip glitch. Citing Nvidia information, Dell said the “affected GPUs (graphics processing units) …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Amazon Explains The S3 Outage and Downtime Last Weekend — Amazon has posted an announcement regarding what happened last weekend with their S3 storage service and the downtime of nearly 8 hours. We covered the outage extensively here on CenterNetworks. Overall the downtime ran from 8:40am Pacific Time to 5:00pm Pacific Time.
Discussion: Beyond Search, Data Center Knowledge, Communications … and Profy.Com
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Amazon: Server to Server Chattiness
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: S3 Downtime: More Missing Bites
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy.Com: One Week Later: Amazon Explains Last Weekend's Outage
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Silicon Valley VC Disease — Yesterday at the Mobile Web Wars event (here's video of that), held right before the TechCrunch party, David Hornik, partner at August Capital (he's the host of the TechCrunch party) told the audience that he would not invest in pure iPhone apps because the iPhone …
Discussion: Scripting News, Conversion Rater, Incremental Blogger and TechCrunch
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Listening, respect and teamwork
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater: Investing in and Building on New Platforms
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Mobile Web Wars Live Stream