Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Motorola Readies Its Own Android Social Smartphone — Amid a boom in social-network-friendly handsets, Motorola prepares a new entry, but its Android may not debut until 2009's second quarter — As the wireless world awaits the Oct. 22 debut of the first phone based on the Google-backed Android software …
Discussion: eWeek, PC World, Ars Technica, VentureBeat, Brier Dudley's blog, Bits, InformationWeek, BetaNews, Gadget Lab, Boy Genius Report, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Electronista, TG Daily, Unwired View, dailywireless.org, Portfolio, Electricpig.co.uk, ChannelWeb Complete Feed, AndroidGuys, Silicon Alley Insider, jkOnTheRun, Obsessable, FierceWireless, Engadget Mobile, GigaOM, PalmAddicts, Profy, mocoNews.net, DSLreports, UMBC ebiquity, CNET News, I4U News and Gearlog
Ian Paul / PC World: Motorola Prepares its Android Phone
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog: Readers chime in shortcomings of 3G service on phones, laptop cards ...
Saul Hansell / Bits: Quick Bits: Pain at Yahoo and Other Pressing Questions
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: Motorola Working On Android Smartphone
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews: Is Motorola readying a ‘social networking’ Android phone?
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Motorola Springs For Android
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: More details about Motorola's Android phone emerge
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Motorola Readies Its Gphone?
Joshua Hill / TG Daily: Motorola jumps on Android bandwagon
David Gonzales / Unwired View: Motorola's Android-based social-networking phone to be released Q2 2009
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Motorola's Android: 2nd Quarter 09
Kevin Maney / Portfolio: Moto Android Phone: No Surprise, and Very Late
Chris Haslam / Electricpig.co.uk: Motorola Android toting Social Smartphone: Cheaper and better than the G1
Andrew R Hickey / ChannelWeb Complete Feed: Motorola Joins Google Android Craze
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Motorola's Android GPhone: Wait 'Til Next Year, But Which Carrier?
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Motorola getting ready to play with Android
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Motorola's social networking Android phone due for mid-2009 launch
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Motorola: Android phone out in mid-2009
Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile: Motorola's Android slider getting social in Q2 2009?
Om Malik / GigaOM: Inside Motorola's Android Phone
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: Motorola Does Android and Social Networking
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Now That Is Where the Power of Android Is: Motorola Prepares …
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews.net: Motorola's Social Networking Android Phone Expected To Launch In Mid-2009: Report
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: Motorola preps its own Android phone
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Motorola Android Phone rumored for Q2 2009 Release
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Motorola Working on Google Android Phone
Wall Street Journal:
Google CEO Backs Obama — Schmidt Expands Political Role by Hitting the Campaign Trail — Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt will hit the campaign trail this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, signaling Mr. Schmidt's push for a greater voice in politics …
Discussion: Google Watch, eWeek, BoomTown, Portfolio, Silicon Alley Insider, Gizmodo, Brandon Live!, Computerworld Blogs, AppScout, Earth2Tech, Neowin.net, The 463, Epicenter, Valleywag and Pulse 2.0
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Why Schmidt's Campaign Travels with Obama Could Be Bad for Google
Jennifer Lai / Portfolio: Google Learns Ways of Washington the Hard Way
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider: Google's Eric Schmidt Endorses Obama, No One Cares
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Google CEO Wants to Be President Obama's Tech Chief
Brandon Paddock / Brandon Live!: Wall Street Journal butchers net neutrality issue
Preston Gralla / Computerworld Blogs: Google CEO: I'm for Obama
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Chief Stumps for Obama
Katie Fehrenbacher / Earth2Tech: Google CEO to Stump for Obama, Boon for Energy Action
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Obama gets backing of Google CEO
Chris Snyder / Epicenter: Google CEO Endorses Obama
Paul Boutin / Valleywag: Google CEO auditions for America's CTO
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse 2.0: Google CEO Eric Schmidt Endorsing Barack Obama
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Let's Be Serious: Online Display Ads Will Fall Sharply In 2009 — For a year, we've listened to analysts passionately explain how online ad spending will power through any broader economic and advertising weakness. Eyeballs are moving online, this story went (goes), ad dollars will follow.
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog, broadstuff and TECH.BLORGE.com
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog: Blodget forecasts 10 percent online ad decline, decimated startups, etc.
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: W(H)ITHER AD REVENUES
Justin Montgomery / TECH.BLORGE.com: Will display ads truly decline in the near future?
Mike Elgan / Computerworld Blogs:
Call it a ‘sub-subnotebook.’ New ‘PC’ is small as a cell phone! — SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. — IMOVIO launched today a smaller alternative to a subnotebook — much smaller. The new iKIT is about the size of a PDA from ten years ago, but has a QWERTY keyboard and connects to the Internet at 3G speeds via your cell phone or Wi-Fi.
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: New Cellphone Sized “Computer” Takes Aim at Sub-Notebooks
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Apple Ads About Microsoft Ads About Apple Ads About Microsoft — Apple released a couple of new “Get a Mac” ads today, and while I wouldn't usually bother to mention that here, these ones are noteworthy: They make direct reference to Microsoft's current $300 million ad campaign for Windows.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple to Microsoft: You Can't Put Frosting on Manure
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop: Latest “Get A Mac” ads get meta on Microsoft's new ads
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Apple vs Microsoft - The Ads Continue
Christian Zibreg / TG Daily: Apple pokes fun at Microsoft's $300 million Vista ad campaign
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Apple strikes back at Microsoft 'I'm a PC' campaign
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog: New Apple ads mock Microsoft ad campaign
John Herrman / Gizmodo: New “I'm a Mac” Ads Stop Attacking Vista, Start Attacking Microsoft's Marketing
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC all: New Apple Ads Take Direct Shot at Microsoft's $300 Milliion “I'm a PC” Campaign
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Apple Fires Back at Microsoft “I'm a PC” Ads
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: I'm a PC: We don't say the “V” word any more
Researchers log keystrokes from afar with an antenna — Computer keystrokes can be snooped from afar by detecting the slight electromagnetic radiation emitted when a key is pressed, according to new research previewed on Monday. — Other security experts have theorized keyboards were vulnerable …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Swiss boffins sniff passwords from (wired) keyboards 65 feet away
Swiss boffins sniff passwords from (wired) keyboards 65 feet away
Discussion: Zero Day, TECH.BLORGE.com, Security Bytes and Engadget
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: Researchers hack wired keyboards, hijack keystrokes
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: Keyboard eavesdropping by electromagnetic emanations
Dennis Fisher / Security Bytes: Attacks show vulnerability of keyboards to eavesdropping
Andria Cheng / MarketWatch:
Circuit City may shut stores to avoid filing: report — NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Struggling electronics retailer Circuit City Stores Inc. is mulling a plan to shut at least 150 stores and cut thousands of jobs to lower costs to avoid filing for bankruptcy protection, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday …
Discussion: Reuters, Technology Live, TechSpot and Engadget
Savio D'Souza / Reuters: Circuit City weighing shutting stores, job cuts: WSJ
Michelle Kessler / Technology Live: Economic woes hit electronic retailers
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Circuit City to close 150 stores?
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Circuit City considering shutting stores to avoid bankruptcy
Wall Street Journal:
Circuit City Weighs Broad Cuts
Circuit City Weighs Broad Cuts
Discussion: Associated Press, Ars Technica, CNET News, GMSV, BloggingStocks, FierceIPTV and TG Daily
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica: Circling the drain: Circuit City contemplates store closings
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Circuit City considers shutting some stores
John Murrell / GMSV: Circuit City readies wrecking ball in urban renewal plan
Brian White / BloggingStocks: Circuit City (CC): Store closures and layoffs may be coming all over the U.S.
Dan O'Shea / FierceIPTV: New AT&T retail partner may close stores
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Intel shows off working Moorestown MID device — Intel on Monday showed off a prototype handheld based on Moorestown, its upcoming Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform designed to enable a new generation of ultra-thin, touchscreen devices with extensive battery life.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Intel unveils world's first working Moorestown MID platform
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: Intel looks beyond WiMax, readies Core i7 chip
Scott Ferguson / eWeek: Intel Details Moorestown, Nehalem Road Maps at Developer Forum
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: Intel's shows off second-gen MID platform Moorestown
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Intel Moorestown MID Update
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Texas Instruments Comes Up Short — Texas Instruments [TXN Loading... () ] reported essentially an inline third quarter, posting 43 cents a share when the Street was looking for 44 cents on $3.39 billion. Analysts were looking for a consensus $3.4 billion.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Techland
Scott Moritz / Techland: Texas Instruments cuts sales target
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
MSI to launch 3.5G Wind netbook next month — Micro-Star International (MSI) is planning to launch the Wind U120 with a built-in 3.5G module in November this year. The netbook will feature Intel's Atom N270 processor, 1GB memory, 120GB hard drive and Windows XP and be priced around NT$18,000 …
Discussion: Maximum PC all, SlashGear, Liliputing, Engadget, Gadget Lab, The Tech Report and Obsessable
Chris Davies / SlashGear: MSI Wind U120 with 3.5G WWAN coming November for $552?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: MSI Wind U120 with integrated 3.5G in November, next generation Wind in March
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: MSI Wind 2 Netbook Set for November Release
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Wind U120 netbook to have 3.5G connectivity
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: MSI Wind U120 arrives in November with 3.5G WWAN
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Two Ways Yahoo Can Blow The Mass Firings — Now that Yahoo employees have had the pleasure of reading about their impending fate for weeks, management will reportedly finally announce the mass firings this week. The exact number has yet to be released—somewhere between 1500 and 3000 …
Discussion: GMSV, Real Dan Lyons Web Site and WebProNews
John Murrell / GMSV: Hey, you with the scythe — Halloween party's not till ... aghhh!
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Yahoo Flushing More Jobs
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
CBS Tries to Make Online Viewing Social — Mel Brooks said the hardest thing to do was to make a person sitting alone in a room laugh out loud. Laughter is social, and that's important to consider as watching online video on your laptop or handheld device with headphones can be a pretty isolating experience.
Discussion: CenterNetworks, paidContent.org, WebProNews, The Social Times, Reuters and TVover.net
David Kaplan / paidContent.org: CBS Interactive Hopes To Gather TV Viewers And Web Users In ‘Social Viewing Rooms’
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: CBS Introduces Social Viewing Rooms
Nick O'Neill / The Social Times: CBS Social Viewing Room Isn't That Social
James Hibberd / Reuters: CBS offers mashup for Web couch potatoes
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and Cartoon Barry Blog
Tom Lowry / Business Week:
The Short List for U.S. Chief Technology Officer — Barack Obama has pledged to name a cabinet-level CTO to oversee a job-creating national broadband buildout if he's elected. Big names abound — Barack Obama says that the U.S. is not doing nearly enough to create jobs through technology.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm hitting Best Buy November 16th? — To be fair, that's what looks to be the in-stock date, not the street date as we're told. We got our hands on a print out of a Best Buy product sheet which clearly shows the BlackBerry Storm's store in-stock date.
Discussion: IntoMobile, CrunchGear, CrackBerry.com blogs, Gizmodo and BlackBerry Cool
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Verizon BlackBerry Storm in-stock November 16th?
Greg Kumparak / CrunchGear: BlackBerry Storms sneakin' their way into Best Buy stock rooms November 16th
James Falconer / CrackBerry.com blogs: New Batch of Verizon BlackBerry Storm Vids!
Sun Microsystems Reports Preliminary Results for the First Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 — SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA - News) reported preliminary results today for its first quarter of fiscal 2009, which ended September 28, 2008.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Tech Trader Daily
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Sun Micro Warns: FY Q1 Misses Estimates
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
SearchMe Adds Music Search With Unlimited Streaming Via Imeem Widgets — Okay, this has to be the coolest hack of the week. Visual search engine SearchMe has just added a music search tab that brings back results with free, legal, unlimited full-song streams and cover art you can flip through.
Discussion: Webware.com and ReadWriteWeb
Don Reisinger / Webware.com: Searchme tries music streaming to attract users
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Music Search and Mixtapes Come to SearchMe
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
We've Got Exclusive Details On New Comcast Speeds, Prices - Broader DOCSIS 3.0 Launch getting very close... Comcast will be shaking up their speed tiers as they deploy DOCSIS 3.0 upgrades, not only increasing speeds on standard tiers, but delivering new, 22Mbps/5Mbps and 50Mbps/10Mbps speed tiers.
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Intel Slashes Desktop, Server Processor Prices — In less than a week after reporting third-quarter financial results, Intel cut the prices on several of its high-end, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo desktop processors. In addition, Intel dropped prices on some its older Pentium chips for desktops …
Discussion: The Register and Hardware 2.0
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: Intel slices (few) chip prices
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: More price cuts from Intel
Nick / Rough Type:
The cost of First Click Free — The web you see when you go through Google's search engine is no longer the web you see when you don't go through Google's search engine. — In a note on my previous post, The Centripetal Web, Seth Finkelstein points to Philipp Lenssen's discussion of a new Google service …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, Infothought and Search Engine Roundtable
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Now Allows Sites to Serve Content to Them While Showing …
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: Google, Wikipedia - seeing RE-INTERMEDIATION in action!
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft gets patent for real-time f-bomb bleeping — Back in 2004 Microsoft applied for a patent for real-time censoring of audio streams, and now the USPTO has granted that patent. — As PC gamers have known for a long time, and Xbox gamers have known for a while …
Discussion: Beyond Binary, Kotaku, Destructoid, Game|Life, GamePolitics News and Valleywag
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary: Microsoft gets bleeping patent
Mike Fahey / Kotaku: Microsoft Patents Real-Time Audio Censorsing
Colette Bennett / Destructoid: Xbox trolls, get ready to have your fun ruined: Microsoft will be censoring you
Earnest Cavalli / Game|Life: Microsoft Patents Real-Time Audio Censoring
Alaska Miller / Valleywag: MICROSOFT CAN NOW @&! * CENSOR YOUR $#! @ IN REAL TIME The …
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Blu-ray Fights the Last War — I wrote a couple of posts about Blu-ray that emphasized the last war aspect of the technology and ignored where consumers would ultimately be getting their entertainment from, the internet. It will do okay but for Sony and the content owners banking on it, Blu-ray will be a disappointment.
Discussion: San Francisco Chronicle
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle: Blu-ray has case of the economic blues
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Hands on: Fennec alpha 1 puts Firefox on your handheld — Mozilla has announced the availability of the first Mobile Firefox alpha release. The project, which is codenamed Fennec, aims to bring the desktop Firefox browsing experience to mobile devices like MIDs and phone handsets.
Discussion: AppScout, Lifehacker, Mark Finkle's Weblog and Electricpig.co.uk
Eric Griffith / AppScout: Hands On: Mobile Firefox Hits Nokia Handhelds
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: A Closer Look at Fennec, the Mobile Firefox Browser
Mark Finkle / Mark Finkle's Weblog: Fennec Alpha1 & Add-ons
Chris Haslam / Electricpig.co.uk: Firefox for mobile launched
Sean Michael Kerner:
Linux Ecosystem worth $25 billion — From the “not bad for Free” files: — The Linux Foundation is set to release a report on Wednesday estimating that the Linux ecosystem is now worth $25 billion. The $25 billion figure is one that I'm surprised at because its lower than other forecasts I've seen over the years.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Linux industry now worth $25 billion
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Scott Rafer: The Facebook Platform is Dead — When speaking at the Facebook developer conference today in Berlin, Scott Rafer declared that Facebook platform dead. He posted statistics including one that I posted that suggests Facebook widgets are dead. Lookery's own statistics …
Discussion: StartupNorth and Sexy Widget
Jevon MacDonald / StartupNorth: More on how I was right - Facebook is dead as a platform
Lawrence / Sexy Widget: Scott Rafer: Facebook Platform is Dead