Zune Brings Powerful New Entertainment Features to Every Zune Portable Media Player With Software Release — Internet access provider Wayport enables wireless music downloads for Zune customers in Wi-Fi hot spots at more than 9,800 McDonald's restaurants. — Zune, Microsoft Corp.'s end …
Discussion: Portfolio, TechCrunch, Techmamas, Silicon Alley Insider, jkOnTheRun, CrunchGear, The Mobile Gadgeteer, I4U News, Engadget and Coolfer
Laura Rich / Portfolio: Big Mac Zune
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Maybe They'll Put Zunes In The Happy Meals
Beth Blecherman / Techmamas: Zune And McDonalds - Partnering to Offer Music, Audio Books and Food On The Go...
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Zune owners get free WiFi as Happy Meal prize
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Zune 3.0 now available, also get free WiFi access at McDonald's
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Zune 3.0 released and free Wi-Fi Access at McDonald's
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: New Zune 16GB colors, free McDonalds WiFi
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Zune Owners Get Free Wi-Fi at McDonald's — Microsoft signs three-year deal with Wayport for old and new Zune owners alike: This is a nice win for Zune users, Wayport, and McDonald's, each in their own way, and it's something Microsoft can simply write off as useful marketing …
Discussion: CNET News, Gearlog, Crave, Mobility Site and Technology Live
Ina Fried / CNET News: Zune 3.0 to debut with ‘extra value meal’
Eric Griffith / Gearlog: Zune Gets Free Wi-Fi Access at McDonald's
Jack Cook / Mobility Site: Zune 3.0 and a Double Cheeseburger?
Jess Zielinski / Technology Live: Coffee Break: — IMDB.com gives you free movies …
The Official Google Blog:
The future of online video — The Internet has had an enormous impact on people's lives around the world in the ten years since Google's founding. It has changed politics, entertainment, culture, business, health care, the environment and just about every other topic you can think of.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Chad Hurley On The Future Of YouTube: We Will Conquer Every Screen — YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley wrote a post this morning about the future of online video and YouTube specifically. Hurley reveals that currently 13 hours worth of videos are uploaded every minute to YouTube.
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: YouTube Co-Founder Talks About The Future Of Online Video
Belinda Goldsmith / Reuters:
Porn passed over as Web users become social: author — CANBERRA (Reuters) - Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography and highlighting a major change in how people communicate, according to a web guru. — Bill Tancer, a self-described …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Mashable! and broadstuff
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Social Networking Taking Market Share from Dating, Adult Entertainment Sites
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Facebook and MySpace are Killing Porn?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: TOO BUSY ON TWITTER TO LOOK AT PORN ?
Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile's Google-Based Phone Nears — T-Mobile USA plans to begin selling the first smart phone powered by Google Inc.'s new mobile software late next month, according to people familiar with the matter, facing off against Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry with a device that blends aspects of both.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: WSJ: T-Mo Android announcement on September 23, HTC Dream late October
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Android Phone to be Announced Sept 23
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews.net: High Hopes For Google's “Dream” Phone And Sony Ericsson's Xperia
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: T-Mobile to sell Dream starting late October, sez WSJ
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: WSJ: T-Mobile Announcing Android Phone Sept. 23
Dell Sees Further Softening in Global Information Technology Demand — ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—When Dell (NASDAQ:DELL - News) announced Q2 financial results on Aug. 28, 2008, it reported continued conservatism in IT spending in the U.S., which had extended into Western Europe and several countries in Asia.
Discussion: Techland, Between the Lines, CNET News, Tech Trader Daily, ChannelWeb Complete Feed and Voices
Scott Moritz / Techland: Dell, Best Buy outlook darkens
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Dell: Demand is worse than we thought; Ingram Micro agrees; Best Buy misses
Margaret Kane / CNET News: Dell sees ‘softening’ in IT demand
Ed Moltzen / ChannelWeb Complete Feed: Dell Sees Global IT ‘Softening’
Eric Savitz / Voices: Dell Sees “Further Softening” in Global Demand
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google audio search graduates to lab project — Google has elevated the profile of its attempt to make videos searchable through speech recognition technology, a move that portends a potentially more financially successful YouTube division. — The speech recognition technology was used …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Audio Indexing
Google Audio Indexing
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and AppScout
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Audio Indexing Gets Labs Page
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Adds Audio Search to Labs
Blaise Alleyne / Techdirt:
Is Firefox Missing The Point In Its Response To Google Chrome? — Seth Godin thinks Firefox is missing the point by launching new features in response to Google Chrome. He says the problem now is that “when your friends switch to Firefox, your life doesn't get better.”
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop: So wait, Firefox is a fax machine?
Siobhan Chapman / Computerworld:
Lehman Brothers invested in IT despite credit crunch — It spent $309M on technology and communications in the past quarter — Computerworld UK) Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was boosting its investment in IT even as it headed toward bankruptcy. — In the quarter ended Aug. 31 …
Discussion: Open Sources
Savio Rodrigues / Open Sources: Could open source have helped Lehman's technology customers?
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Flixwagon Offers White Label Mobile Video Broadcasting — Last week in California, one of the most popular discussions I engaged in was comparing mobile video broadcasting services Flixwagon and Qik. In my opinion, Qik appears to be going for the consumer market while Flixwagon is going after media and entertainment.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Beet.TV
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Flixwagon Launches New Platform
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Apple's Capricious Rules for iPhone Apps — Alex Sokirynsky spent two months, working nights and weekends to write an application for the Apple iPhone called Podcaster, which allows people to listen to and watch Podcasts on their phones. — He was encouraged because he had written …
Discussion: GigaOM, Technologizer, diversity.net.nz and PalmAddicts
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: We Need Platform Plays That Don't Wobble
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Podcaster for iPhone: It's Available! It's Good!
Ben Kepes / diversity.net.nz: How can Apple get away with being evil?
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Drudge Report: News Site That Sends Readers Away With Links Has Highest Engagement — There are two main reasons why news sites are reluctant to send readers away by linking to third-party content. First, you shouldn't send people away or else they won't come back to your site.
Discussion: HackingCough, TomsTechBlog.com and Recovering Journalist
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Digital music - who can beat iTunes? — Every day seems to bring a new announcement from the world of digital music. Yesterday it was the ailing Napster subscription service being bought by Best Buy (sorry, too much alliteration). — Today it's the UK's 7digital trumpeting deals …
Discussion: Technology blog, blogs.telegraph.co.uk … and hypebot
Jack Schofield / Technology blog: 7digital brings more DRM-free MP3 music downloads to the UK
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk blog listings: 7digital trumps iTunes and Amazon
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: 7Digital Upgrades. Promises US Expansion.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Bill Hambrecht, Legendary Silicon Valley Banker — Last night I watched with morbid fascination as a group of talking heads on CNBC discussed the fall (and subsequent bankruptcy) of Lehman Brothers, the 158-year-old firm that survived the Great Depression, two world wars …
Robin Harding / Financial Times:
Nintendo makes more profit per employee than Goldman — The programmers of Super Mario Galaxy will generate more profit this year than the average Goldman Sachs banker has ever managed. — According to calculations by the Financial Times, the average employee at Japanese video games maker Nintendo …
Discussion: Edge Online, Destructoid, GamesIndustry.biz, Gizmodo and CrunchGear