Simon Fluendy / Daily Mail:
Apple to launch the iPhone ‘nano’ in time for Christmas — Apple is about to launch a ‘nano’ version of the hugely successful iPhone. It is expected to be in the shops in time for Christmas. — The product will be launched in the UK at up to £150 for pay-as-you-go customers by O2 …
Discussion: MacRumors, Crave, Distorted-Loop.com, 9 to 5 Mac, Boing Boing Gadgets, The Apple Core, CrunchGear, VentureBeat, iPhone Savior and Electricpig.co.uk
Steven Musil / Crave: The gadget blog: Report: iPhone Nano to ring in the holidays
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac: UK report claims iPhone nano for Christmas
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Unreliable British tabloid claims Apple will release iPhone Nano this year
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Rumor Mill: iPhone nano in time for Christmas
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Holy rumor, Batman: iPhone nano to be released by Christmas
James Holland / Electricpig.co.uk: iPhone nano launching in time for Christmas?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
An “iPhone Nano?” Maybe, But Surely Not This One — There are Apple rumors that ring true. There are ones that sound like they might be true. And then there are the ones that have a whiff of fantasy about them. I'd put Simon Fluendy's report in the UK's Daily Mail of an iPhone Nano scheduled …
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Taking social networks abroad - Why MySpace and Facebook are failing in Japan — Sized at an estimated $5.6 billion in 2007, Japan boasts one of the biggest online advertising markets in the world - a huge potential just waiting to be tapped by foreign social networks.
Discussion: The Inquisitr, Online Dating Insider, New York Times and Digg
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr: Bubble, or just the beginning of social networking?
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times: An Innocent Abroad — The Internet suggests a new map of the world …
Chris Albrecht / GigaOM:
Warning Sign: Metered Broadband Already a Hassle — We've talked before that metered access is a boneheaded idea that is bad for innovation, bad for Microsoft and Google, and ultimately bad for you. Until today, the idea seemed like an eventuality, not an immediate reality.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, DSLreports and Life On the Wicked Stage
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Metered Broadband: Bad for Video Biz
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: The Internet Starts Getting Smaller
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change: Net Neutrality and Metered Broadband
John Markoff / New York Times:
Intel's Line of Graphics Chips Could Have Broader Uses — SAN FRANCISCO — Intel is planning to release on Monday the first technical details of a new family of chips intended to soup up computer graphics and, eventually, a broad range of computing tasks. — The new microprocessor family …
Discussion: CNET News.com, PC World and eWeek
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Lise Buyer to Facebook: Call Me — When former Wall Street analyst Lise Buyer helped take Google public in 2004, anything seemed possible. Yet on the heels of a quarter when not a single technology company went public, most in Silicon Valley are no longer sanguine about their options.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Applications Spur Carriers to Relax Grip on Cellphones — In the first 10 days after Apple opened its App Store for the iPhone, consumers downloaded more than 25 million applications, ranging from games like Super Monkey Ball to tools like New York City subway maps.
Adam B. Kushner / Newsweek:
This Bug Man Is a Pest — George Ledin teaches students how to write viruses, and it makes computer-security software firms sick. — The Virus Professor … In a windowless underground computer lab in California, young men are busy cooking up viruses, spam and other plagues of the computer age.
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Microsoft 10K warns of iPhone, Mac threats as iPhone nears 1.1% share — A Microsoft filing with the US government reveals a newfound worry that the Windows developer's traditional stance of selling software alone won't work against an increasingly profitable Apple — a concern that may magnify …
Discussion: CrunchGear, The Apple Core, MacDailyNews and Digg
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Microsoft concerned with Apple's recent success: How to counter?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Microsoft acknowledges the Apple threat in SEC filing
Steve Johnson / E-Commerce Times:
Television's Future Could Be ‘Horrible’ … Song, Dance and Destruction — Made by Whedon and many of his regulars during his frustration with the writers strike, the tale of a hapless villain/song-and-dance man sparkles with all the knowing pop culture glory of “Buffy.”
Discussion: Gaffney3.com, Silicon Alley Insider, Guardian, New York Times and Digg
Bill Gaffney / Gaffney3.com: Twitter musings and updates for 2008-08-03
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider: Another Apple Magic Trick: iTunes Making Money From Free Web Video (AAPL)
David Smith / Guardian: Horribly good internet plot to kill off TV
Mike Hale / New York Times: In Online Musical, the Mad Doctor Is In
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News:
Supermarket Scale detects Fruits and Vegetables automatically — Some supermarkets make you weigh the fruits or vegetables you buy and put the printed sticker with the final price on the bag. A new scale developed by a German Fraunhofer institute contracted by Mettler-Toledo is automatically finding …
Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!: New Automated Supermarket Scales Can Tell The Difference Between Apples And Oranges
Mrstickball / VG Charts:
VGC Exclusive: Xbox 360 to Cut Arcade Prices to $199.99 on Sept. 7th — Thanks to an amazing VGChartz member, we have strong reason to believe the Ars Technica price drop rumor is indeed true, with a photo to prove it. — By Benjamin Schlichter (BenSchlichter@Gmail.com )
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets, CrunchGear, Microsoft News Tracker, Edge Online, Kotaku, Xbox 360 Fanboy, Gizmodo, Engadget and Gizmodo Australia
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Evidence offered for september's $200 XBox 360
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Proper Xbox 360 price cut in September: $199 Arcade SKU
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Xbox price cuts coming in September?
Kris Graft / Edge Online: New 360 Price Cut in September?
Owen Good / Kotaku: Proof of the $199 Xbox 360 Rumor
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Xbox 360 Arcade dropping to $199 on September 7?
Fred / A VC:
Venture Fund Economics: Gross and Net Returns — The comments on my initial post on this topic went right at the VC's compensation - management fees and carry - and their impact on returns. So at Ken Berger's suggestion, I will change my planned post for today and address the issue head on.
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next …, Andy on Enterprise Software and Feld Thoughts
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Why VCs say no 99% of the time — Venture Capital investing …
Fred / A VC:
Venture Fund Economics
Venture Fund Economics
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next …, Joe Duck, metarand, ben barren and Feld Thoughts
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Why VCs look for 10X returns - What you need to know when pitching a VC firm
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts: How Venture Fund Economics Work