Andy M. Zaky / Bullish Cross:
iPhone Sales Drastically Surpass Q4 Consensus, Apple Reaches 10 million iPhone Goal — By ANDY M. ZAKY & TURLEY MULLER (Dual Authorship) — Based on the tremendous joint efforts by members at Mac Observer's AFB and Investor Village's AAPL Sanity Board member howlongtoretire (aka HLTR) …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog: Even iPhone news can't revive AAPL today?
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: iPhone sales: 10 million yet?
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: iPhone: 10 Million Sold
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple manufactures 10M iPhones
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple Manufactures 10 Millionth iPhone
Jess Zielinski / Technology Live: Coffee Break: — Ask.com revamps, iPhones fly off shelves, and terrific computing tips:
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple iPhone 3Gs: 9,190,680 and counting — Here's bit of upbeat economic news to brighten a gloomy Monday. — On Aug. 1, a London-based investor who calls himself “Tommo_UK” posted a message on The Mac Observer's Apple Finance Board asking anyone who had bought an iPhone 3G to provide three pieces …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Venture Chronicles, mocoNews.net, Pocket-lint.co.uk and TUAW
Matt Kapko / mocoNews.net: Almost One In Three iPhone 3G Customers Switched From Another Carrier: Report
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk: iPhone sales hit 10 million
Steven Sande / TUAW: Rumor: Apple has sold over 10 million iPhones
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
30 percent of iPhone 3G buyers dump existing carriers — Apple's iPhone 3G apparently created a summertime switch itch: 30 percent of all the smartphone's buyers bailed on their existing carriers in order to purchase the device, according to an NPD Group report released Monday.
Discussion: Business Wire, 9 to 5 Mac and Engadget Mobile
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 2.2 Hidden Features: Google Street View, Emoji, Auto-Correction Off — It seems that Apple is taking further care in hiding new iPhone features in their beta releases. The most recent firmware beta seeded to developers listed “compatibility testing” in its release notes as the only change.
David Chartier / Infinite Loop: More hidden features found in latest iPhone 2.2 beta
Charles Starrett / iLounge: News: iPhone Software 2.2 features emoji, Google Street View, more
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple's iPhone Top-Selling U.S. Consumer Smartphone This Summer …
James Holland / Electricpig.co.uk: Hidden iPhone features found in new firmware
Robert Palmer / TUAW: Google Street View, emoji coming to iPhone 2.2?
Brenda Stokes / iPhone Buzz: iPhone Firmware 2.2 sports extra features
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: iPhone OS 2.2 Beta Points Towards Google Street View, Auto-Correction Support
John Mahoney / Gizmodo: iPhone 2.2 Update Finally Brings Google Street View to Maps?
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: iPhone 2.2 update to feature Google Street View
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: iPhone 2.2 features trickle out
eBay Inc. Buys Leading Payments and Classifieds Businesses, Streamlines Existing Organization To Improve Growth — SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY - News) today announced two acquisitions that significantly extend the company's leadership position in online payments and classifieds.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK: eBay UK puts staff on notice as the US mothership cuts jobs and spends big
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: EBay trimming jobs, buying companies to shore up business in turbulent times
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: EBay Buys Bill Me Later and DBA - Lays Off 1,000
Brad Linder / Download Squad: eBay lays off 1000 workers, buys Bill Me Later
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: eBay Workforce High Bidder in Pink Slip Auction
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Layoffs, Acquisitions at eBay
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: eBay To Cut Workforce By 10%
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Ebay Spends More Than $1.2 Billion To Buy BillMeLater And DBA.dk …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: eBay Firing 1000 (Finally), Needs To Fire More
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Tech Confidential: eBay announces two two deals, job cuts
Dominic Rivera / The Inquisitr: eBay Acquires Bill Me Later; To Cut 1,000 Jobs
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
eBay doubles down on payments as it buys Bill Me Later; Lays off 1,000 — EBay on Monday revamped its corporate portfolio laying off 1,000 workers, or 10 percent of its workforce, and buying online payment company Bill Me Later as well as a Denmark classifieds company.
Discussion: E-Commerce Times, Tech Check with Jim Goldman, TG Daily, GMSV, Rev2.org, CenterNetworks, Profy, WebProNews, MarketingVOX, Epicenter, The Inquisitr and Mashable!
Jeff Meisner / E-Commerce Times: eBay Bites Bullet, Jettisons 1,000 Jobs
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman: EBay Fails to Think Outside The Box
Christian Zibreg / TG Daily: Ebay to lay off more than 1000, spends $1.3 billion on acquisitions
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: Good News Ebay Makes Acquisitions and Lays Off Employees
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: eBay Acquires Bill Me Later to Merge with PayPal
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: eBay Cuts Staff, Buys Bill Me Later
Chris Snyder / Epicenter: EBay To Lay Off 1,000 Employees, Makes Two Acquisitions
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: eBay on a Shopping Spree, Buys Bill Me Later and DBA
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
eBay buys three companies for $1.35 billion, lays off 1,000
eBay buys three companies for $1.35 billion, lays off 1,000
Discussion: Webware.com, TechCrunch, Inquirer and BloggingStocks
Margaret Kane / Webware.com: eBay buys Bill Me Later, lays off 1,000
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: eBay Buys Denmark's DBA for $380 million
Sylvie Barak / Inquirer: Ebay sacks 1,000 then buys three companies
Tom Taulli / BloggingStocks: eBay tries again . . . with a big acquisition
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL-Yahoo Merger Details Emerge; Deal Could Happen This Month — Yahoo is continuing its marathon merger discussions with AOL, sources close to the negotiations have whispered to us, and a deal could happen as early as this month. Is this just a rehash of the reported discussions in February and then again in April?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo About To Overpay For AOL (TWX)?
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Yahoo price target cut to $21 a share — Yahoo's price target was snipped to $21 a share from $24 on Monday by a Wall Street analyst, following the Internet search pioneer's confirmation that it is delaying its controversial search-advertising deal with Google.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Electronista and WebProNews
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Google, Yahoo Put Ad Deal On Hold
Om Malik / GigaOM:
We Have Completed $4.5 Million in New Funding — From time to time, I have shared with you the steps we're taking to build Giga Omni Media, the 27-month-old company behind this and the other publications that make up the GigaOM network. Today, I am thrilled to announce the start of our company's next phase.
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, paidContent.org, The Social, Silicon Alley Insider, Valleywag and WebProNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: GigaOm Ignores My Advice, Raises Another $4.5 Million
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: GigaOm's tech blogs pull in $4.5 million
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Exclusive: First Look at the BlackBerry Application Center! — This weekend was HUGE for leaked info on the BlackBerry Storm (thanks BG!). But while all the latest Storm OS eye candy has been sweet to look at and filled in some gaps on how the device's OS will function (like copy and paste functionality) …
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: The BlackBerry Application Center is RIM's answer to the iPhone App Store
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: BlackBerry Application Center: For Show or for Dough?
Al Sacco / Al Sacco's blog: RIM BlackBerry Application Center: Apple iPhone App Store Gets New Rival
Darren Murph / Engadget: Sneak peek at RIM's BlackBerry Application Center
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Leaked Screens Show BlackBerry's Own App Store
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: BlackBerry Apps Store Details Leaked
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: BlackBerry App Store
James Falconer / IntoMobile: BlackBerry App Center Coming With Storm OS 4.7
Dave Rosenberg / Negative Approach: BlackBerry App Center photos leaked
Andy J. S. / PalmAddicts: BlackBerry's App Center first look
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report: BlackBerry Storm User Guide
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: RIM's BlackBerry Application Center
Rajat Agrawal / Cellpassion: BlackBerry set to launch its own App Store
Nicholas Ciarelli / The Daily Beast:
Not So Secret Apple — Welcome to The Daily Beast: A Q&A with Tina Brown — The company's former (13-year-old) nemesis explains how Steve Jobs has suddenly gone soft. — I've had the dubious privilege of being on the frontlines of Apple's war against web leaks.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, 9 to 5 Mac, Gawker, The Mac Observer and Cult of Mac
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Think Secret's Nick Ciarelli talks about Apple legal's take on rumors sites
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Tina Brown Launches Daily Beast
Giles Turnbull / Cult of Mac: Ciarelli: Apple's Lawyers Have Gone Soft
Fred / A VC:
Free Vs Paid — My friend Howard was visiting me a few weeks ago and he said to me “free is over, I am only investing in services that customers pay for”. He said “freemium is dead”. I reminded him that freemium is a paid model, but he wasn't buying it.
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: THE END OF FREECONOMICS 2.0? — Fred Wilson today:
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …: The best business models focus on user value
Donna Bogatin / Startup Chatter: Google Apps Enterprise Loses ‘Freemium’ Web 2.0 Battle
Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage: Where and How am I Investing in Early-Stage Today?
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: Is the Freemium Model Dead?
Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:
The top five reasons why Windows Vista failed — On Friday, Microsoft gave computer makers a six-month extension for offering Windows XP on newly-shipped PCs. While this doesn't impact enterprise IT — because volume licensing agreements will allow IT to keep installing Windows XP for many years to come …
Discussion: The Register, One Microsoft Way, Redmond Pie and digg.com
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Windows Update to trumpet Vista Capable debacle?
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way: Microsoft gives Windows XP six more months
Imran Hussain / Redmond Pie: Windows XP is still hot. 7 will be Hotter.
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Announcing SEOmoz's Index of the Web and the Launch of our Linkscape Tool — After 12 long months of brainstorming, testing, developing, and analyzing, the wait is finally over. Today, I'm ecstatic to announce some very big developments here at SEOmoz. They include:
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog and Search Engine Land
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: SEOmoz Crawls Web To Expand SEO Toolset
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft planning add-on to SQL Server — Microsoft wants SQL Server to scale new heights, and it is hoping an add-on code-named Kilimanjaro will help. — Due out in the first half of 2010, Kilimanjaro improves SQL Server 2008 with a series of business intelligence enhancements to the database.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Controversial ad company Jellycloud shuts down, citing industry consolidation — The deteriorating economy, and cloudy horizon for the advertising industry, has claimed one more victim: Jellycloud, the ad company I wrote last month that was the latest incarnation of team that ran the controversial Gator and Claria.
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
I.B.M. Releases Bluehouse for Collaboration — There's an arms race of sorts taking place among some of the world's largest technology companies as they scamper to control the next wave of office software. — Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Google, I.B.M. and others are selling applications under …
Discussion: eWeek and The Social Times
Clint Boulton / eWeek: IBM Closer to Building Bluehouse to Compete with Cisco, Google …
Nick O'Neill / The Social Times: Social Enterprise Software Race Picks Up Pace
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Analyst: Half of ‘social media campaigns’ will flop — Adam Sarner, an analyst with market research firm Gartner, has projected that over 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies with Web sites will have undertaken some kind of online social-networking initiative for marketing or customer relations purposes.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Spreadsheets Redesign — One more step towards a consistent Google Docs interface: Google Spreadsheets has been redesigned and it now includes the same old-fashioned menu like the word processor and the presentation app. — “We were hoping to accomplish three things with it …
Discussion: Webware.com, Googling Google, Lifehacker, Google Blogoscoped and Mashable!
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: Google Spreadsheets gets software-inspired face lift
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: New Google Spreadsheets Design Live
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Spreadsheets Get a Real Menu
Top court stays out of DVR patent fight — WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court refused Monday to disturb a $74 million judgment against Dish Network Corp. for violating a patent held by TiVo Inc. involving digital video recorders. — Without comment, the justices declined to consider Englewood, Colo.-based Dish's appeal.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Tech Beat, paidContent.org, CNET News, Gearlog and Electronista
Cliff Edwards / Tech Beat: TiVo's Fortunes Rise on Echostar Win
Stephanie Condon / CNET News: Supreme Court ignores EchoStar appeal against TiVo suit
Chloe Albanesius / Gearlog: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Dish Networks, TiVo Case
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
How To: Copy & Paste on the BlackBerry Storm — Thanks to the windfall of Storm documents obtained yesterday, the often asked question about how copy and paste works on the Storm can finally be answered. All you'll need to do is put one finger at the beginning, and another finger at the end of the area you want to copy.
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: D'oh! Blackberry Storm Gets Cut and Paste!
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk: BlackBerry Storm guide docs leaked
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: CDMA BlackBerry Pearl Flip on the way?
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: BlackBerry Storm Supports Copy and Paste with MultiTouch
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com: The Weekend Roundup Part 2 - CDMA Devices
Christen da Costa / Gadget Review: Leaked: Blackberry 9500 and 9530 Super Duper Details
John Herrman / Gizmodo: BlackBerry Storm Can Cut and Paste, Multitouchily
Rajat Agrawal / Cellpassion: BlackBerry Storm does multi-touch, copy/paste!
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: How To Copy & Paste on the BlackBerry Storm
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Semantic Search Engine Hakia Now Says It Can Filter Results By How Credible They Are — On the Internet, nobody knows your site is a dog (to paraphrase the famous New Yorker cartoon). At least not yet. Semantic search engine Hakia wants to change that. Ask.com is not the only search engine rolling out a redesign today.
Discussion: eWeek, ReadWriteWeb, hakia Blog, Search Engine Land and Mashable!
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Hakia Retools Semantic Search Engine to Better Battle Google, Yahoo
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Hakia Relaunches With ‘Credible Sites’
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land: Hakia Relaunches Site With “Trusted Results”
Leslie Poston / Mashable!: Hakia Semantic Search Taps Librarians for More Credible Results
Troy Wolverton / Mercury News:
Microsoft's Ballmer talks about Vista, Xbox and more — Microsoft's Xbox 360 has lost its lead to Nintendo's Wii and is losing ground to Sony's PlayStation 3, despite debuting a year earlier than either. Smart-phones such as Research in Motion's BlackBerry and Apple's iPhone are stealing share from Windows Mobile devices.
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Using Video Games as Bait to Hook Readers — CARLSBAD, Calif.— When PJ Haarsma wrote his first book, a science fiction novel for preteenagers, he didn't think just about how to describe Orbis, the planetary system where the story takes place. He also thought about how it should look and feel in a video game.
Claudia Cukrov / PSFK: Video Games for Literature
Beth Blecherman / Techmamas: NYT Article: Should Video Games Be Used as Bait to Hook Readers?
Asustek shipped 700,000 Eee PCs in September this year, says paper — Asustek Computer shipped around 700,000 Eee PCs in September this year, a new monthly high for the company. Total shipments for the third quarter reached around 1.7 million units, and since October and November …
Discussion: Liliputing, jkOnTheRun, I4U News, The Tech Report and GottaBeMobile
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Asus shipped 700,000 EEE PCs in September
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Asus shipped 700,000 Asus Eee Netbooks last Month
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: 700,000 Eee PCs shipped last month
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Are You Buying a Netbook This Year?