Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy — The economic situation is apparently so grim that some experts fear we may be in for a stretch as bad as the mid seventies. — When Microsoft and Apple were founded. — As those examples suggest, a recession may not be such a bad time to start a startup.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Paul Graham's Startup Survival Guide For The Coming Nuclear Winter: Be a Cockroach
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider: Y Combinator Startup Investor Paul Graham: Go Ahead And Start That Startup
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: WHEN - AND WHERE - TO START A STARTUP
John Furrier / Furrier.org: Entrepreneurs Are Blind To Recessions …
Ted Dziuba / uncov: Paul Graham, Just Shut Your Face Already
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
RIM announcing BlackBerry Storm-alike for U.S. at WES 2009, more devices — Look, we really don't want to do this to you, (well, we kind of do) but we've just got the word from one of our RIM ninjas that there will be a BlackBerry Storm-type device announced at WES 2009.
Discussion: BlackBerryNews.com, IntoMobile, BB Geeks, Gadgetell, InformationWeek, Electronista, Gizmodo, BlackBerry Cool, CrackBerry.com blogs, Engadget, SlashGear, I4U News and CrunchGear
James Falconer / IntoMobile: Tom Selleck Excited Over BlackBerry Magnum Rumors
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: RIM launching a revamped Bold/Storm in 2009
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: RIM Prepping A Touch-Screen Bold?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: RIM Announcing BlackBerry With Touchscreen AND Full Keyboard …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: Bold/Storm/8900 Hybrid Device is the BlackBerry Magnum!
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: BlackBerry Bold with Touch Screen and new Storm rumored
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Eventually, RIM to launch Bold-like device with touchscreen
Steve Jobs email response re: lack of Firewire on MacBooks — Pictured below is a supposed email from Steve Jobs himself regarding the lack of Firewire on the newly introduced MacBooks. Jobs kind of dances around the issue and just mentions that USB 2 is a viable option instead.
Discussion: MacRumors, The Apple Core, Chuqui 3.0 and digg.com
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Jobs on Firewire: you don't need it
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
New MacBook Pro's got game: compelling new gaming benchmarks — It has been a long-running joke amongst gamers that Mac users tend to wallow in a dearth of gaming options. While that perception may have been true in the past, the tides are definitely turning for the gaming Mac user.
Discussion: MacRumors, MacUser and Gadget Lab
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: What's Inside? MacBook Pro Stripped Bare by iFixit
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Jobs responds to outrage over MacBook's missing FireWire [u] — In one of his characteristically terse email replies, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has reportedly told one Mac user that changes in video camera technology have reduced the need for FireWire on his company's 13-inch MacBooks.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and The Mac Observer
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop: Steve Jobs concisely answers the MacBook FireWire question
Brian Garrity / New York Post:
FRIENDS OF THE BAND — ZUCKERBERG PONDERS FACEBOOK MUSIC BIZ — Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is plotting a possible push into the digital-music business in the wake of MySpace's launch of MySpace Music last month. — The surging social-networking giant is talking to a number …
Discussion: Mashable!, p2pnet, CrunchGear, All Facebook, WebProNews and MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook is So Launching a Digital Music Service
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Let's get excited, maybe, over a possible Facebook Music service
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Music: It's Back!
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Facebook Mulls Digital Music Business
Shelly Palmer / MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer: Yahoo's Stock Up On Rumors of Microsoft Talks: MediaBytes …
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Zuckerberg flirts with record labels, eyes digital music biz
Zuckerberg flirts with record labels, eyes digital music biz
Shradhha Sharma / Reuters: Facebook Eyes Digital-Music Business: Report
Ballmer: Windows 7 is Vista, just ‘a lot better’ — Windows 7 will be like Windows Vista , but more so, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday as he defended the first two years of Vista and claimed its successor will be a major release. — “[Windows 7], it's Windows Vista, a lot better …
Discussion: Ed Bott's Windows Expertise, Digital Daily, Microsoft Watch, Computerworld and Microsoft Pri0
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Pent-Up Demand for Vista Apparently Still Pent-Up
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch: Windows Mobile Is an Also-ran
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Microsoft's Ballmer revives Yahoo deal possibility
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Asking Their Advertisers To Publicly Support Yahoo Search Deal — A reader, Darrin (from ReverseMortgageGuides), who says he spends about $100,000/month on Google adwords received a voicemail from a Cleary Gottlieb lawyer named Donald Burke. Burke says he's representing Google in the Yahoo advertising deal.
Discussion: Virtual Economics, CNET News, WebProNews, Technology Live and Beyond Search
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: Report: Google calls on advertisers to tout Yahoo ad deal
Michelle Kessler / Technology Live: Coffee Break: — FBI busts 56 people for buying and selling …
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google Yahoo: Boo Hoo for GooHoo
Dusanb / IntoMobile:
Qik taps the feature phone market — today announced that their live mobile video streaming product is coming to a feature phone near you. The Java ME-based application is available in alpha, allowing users with select Nokia and Sony Ericsson feature phones to record and stream video from wherever they are.
Discussion: PR Newswire, Electronista and mobilesyrup.com
Bhaskar / QIK:
Qik now available on mass marke...
Qik now available on mass marke...
Discussion: Podcasting News, jkOnTheRun and MobileCrunch
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Qik offers live-streaming from feature phones
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Extended Gmail outage hits Apps admins — E-mail service expected to be down for 24 hours — IDG News Service) A prolonged, ongoing Gmail outage has some Google Apps administrators pulling their hair out as their end users, including high-ranking executives, complain loudly while they wait for service to be restored.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Lengthy Outage for Some Gmail Users
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Gmail Outage Shakes The Google Faithful
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Google says sorry as Gmail plummets out of the cloud
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services: Time for a SaaS code of conduct
Timothy / Slashdot: Extended Gmail Outage Frustrates Admins
LittleBigPlanet release delayed worldwide — The release of Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 3 title LittleBigPlanet has been delayed worldwide. — The title has been delayed due to references to the Qu'ran on the in-game soundtrack. — “During the review process prior to the release …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku, Destructoid, DailyGamesNews.com, videogaming247 and PS3 Fanboy
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: LittleBigPlanet delayed in Europe, Qur'an misuse cited as cause [Update]
Mike Fahey / Kotaku: LittleBig Planet Facing European Delay
Jim Sterling / Destructoid: LittleBigBullsh*t: LBP is delayed in Europe
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Vimeo Launches Vimeo Plus - Annual Paid Plans — NY-based video sharing service Vimeo has announced the launch of Vimeo Plus today. Vimeo Plus is a paid service that offers additional benefits over the free service. NewTeeVee has a good overview of all of the features of Vimeo Plus which include …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Vimeo Lanches Vimeo Plus Paid Service
Vimeo Lanches Vimeo Plus Paid Service
Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb: Vimeo's Newest Feature: More Predictable Revenue Stream
Benchmarking Flash Player 10 (Updated) — The web collectively got a bit shinier this week with Adobe's release of Flash Player 10. The new version offers designers a compelling set of new features including support for rich 3D visual effects, a new antialiasing engine, an improved drawing API …
Discussion: Macworld and Ed Bott's Windows Expertise
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
MySpace on target to do $1B in sales this year, defies downturn — We're hearing from sources close to social networking company MySpace that it expects to hit $1 billion in revenue this year, or at worst be within a hair's breadth of that number. Meanwhile, MySpace executives …
Discussion: Contentinople, The Social Times and WebProNews
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Yahoo Might Lay Off 3,000
Nick O'Neill / The Social Times: MySpace Shoots for $1 Billion This Year as they Ponder Music Structure
Chris Crum / WebProNews: MySpace Could Reach A Billion This Year
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Shazam comes out of the shadows — The British tech firm can thank Steve Jobs. Its music search is one of the most popular apps for Apple's iPhone. — NEW YORK (Fortune) — Have you ever been out with friends at a bar and heard one of those seventies songs like “Play That Funky Music …
Paul Miller / The Semantic Web:
Yahoo! gets local with SearchMonkey — Continuing to deliver on their aim of enriching the core search offering with a little help from SearchMonkey, Yahoo! yesterday announced that the existing SearchMonkey apps for CitySearch and Zagat are now available by default to all users of Yahoo! Search.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Yahoo! Search Blog and CNET News
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Yahoo Updates Social Profiles, Adds Local SearchMonkey Apps to Default
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Yahoo SearchMonkey gets Zagat, CitySearch
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com:
AT&T Bold Event Fails To Launch... Michael Phelps & All - Signs Are Pointing To A Release Very Soon — I just spent the better portion of my night at a AT&T launch event for the BlackBerry Bold in New York City. Sadly I had to stand around in line outside for over an hour and a half to even get into the event.
Discussion: IntoMobile, CrackBerry.com blogs, BlackBerryNews.com and BlackBerry Cool
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: NYC AT&T BlackBerry Bold Launch Party Pictures!
Troy D. Brown / BlackBerryNews.com: AT&T Fails To Launch BlackBerry Bold At Launch Event
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Asus breaks sub-$300 price barrier with Eee PC 900A at Best Buy — Let's get the sub-$300 netbook party started! Pereira just pinged me to share this Best Buy link which shows the white Asus Eee PC 900A available for $299. This is basically the same model as the 900, but the “A” stands for Atom.
Discussion: Portfolio, SlashGear, Boy Genius Report, Computerworld Blogs, Gearlog, OStatic blogs, Engadget, Gadget Lab, Scripting News and LAPTOP Magazine
Kevin Maney / Portfolio: Asus and Sub-$300 Laptops: Where the Action Will Be
Chris Davies / SlashGear: ASUS Eee PC 900A now under $300
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Asus's Sub-$300 Best Buy Notebook
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Eee PC turns one year old, slides under the $300 barrier to celebrate
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Asus Offers sub-$300 Netbook
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Just bought an MSI
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine: Happy Birthday Eee PC!
Microsoft makes gains in server virtualization — Bolstered by the June launch of its Hyper-V virtualization software , Microsoft grabbed nearly a quarter of the fast-growing x86 server virtualization market in the second quarter, IDC said Thursday. — The success cut VMware's global share to less than twice its own.
Discussion: The Register, Network World and The Microsoft Blog
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: X64 server virtualization maturing already
Jon Brodkin / Network World: Microsoft narrows gap with VMware
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft gains against VMware
Warren E. Buffett / New York Times:
Buy American. I Am. — THE financial world is a mess, both in the United States and abroad. Its problems, moreover, have been leaking into the general economy, and the leaks are now turning into a gusher. In the near term, unemployment will rise, business activity will falter and headlines will continue to be scary.
Discussion: BloggingStocks, Epicenter, Tech Ticker and Howard Lindzon
Jonathan Berr / BloggingStocks: Why the market is taking Warren Buffett's advice
John C Abell / Epicenter: Buffett: Buy. American. Stocks. Now.
Aaron Task / Tech Ticker: Warren Buffett: Buy Stocks! Cash Is Trash!
Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog:
Sprint HTC Touch Pro delayed — Back at CTIA Fall 2008, Sprint announced that it would offer the HTC Touch Pro smartphone with an expected ship date of October 19. Well, with the date drawing close, I thought I'd check in with Sprint to see about getting a review unit; plus …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gadgetell, Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
Dusan / IntoMobile: Sprint delays HTC Touch Pro
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Sprint delays the HTC Touch Pro
Darren Murph / Engadget Mobile: Sprint delaying HTC Touch Pro by a little bit
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Sprint HTC Touch Pro Delayed
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Adult Startup Zivity Cuts 1/3 Of Staff — Zivity, the adult social network and media site that describes itself as a “community-powered showcase of female beauty”, has laid off 1/3 of its staff, cutting back from 22 employees to 14. (Again, 1/3 seems to be the magic number …
Discussion: Webware.com, Zoli's Blog and VentureBeat
Don Reisinger / Webware.com: Zivity lays off a third of staff
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat: More job cuts hit Silicon Valley: Zivity and hi5
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
NVIDIA launches the Quadro CX GPU for graphic professionals — The latest from NVIDIA isn't designed with Crysis in mind, but rather graphic pros that rely heavily on Adobe Creative Suite 4 software. With an MSRP of $1,999, your Photoshop dabbling isn't the market NVIDIA is after here with this optimized card.
Discussion: TG Daily, Gizmodo and InformationWeek
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: A graphics card just for Photoshop
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Nvidia Quadro CX Accelerates Adobe CS4 Up to 11
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: Nvidia Unveils Graphics Accelerator For Adobe Creative Suite
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Discovery CEO: Web ‘Take-up Rate Is Not That Strong’ — Cable programmer Discovery (NSDQ: DISAB) is making its first foray in ad-supported, free-to-air TV on the UK's Freeview. (It's not free for Discovery, which is reported to be paying millions of pounds for the privilege.)
Discussion: Financial Times
Ben Fenton / Financial Times: Discovery rejects net broadcasting