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.
Discussion: Epicenter, Hardware 2.0, MacRumors, blogs.chron.com and Gizmodo
Meghan Keane / Epicenter: Apple Shoots Spitballs Back at Microsoft in New Ads
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: I'm a PC: We don't say the “V” word any more
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 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Motorola's Android GPhone: Wait 'Til Next Year, But Which Carrier?
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Now That Is Where the Power of Android Is: Motorola Prepares …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Motorola is Really Getting Jazzed About That Android Social Networking Phone
David Gonzales / Unwired View: Motorola's Android-based social-networking phone to be released Q2 2009
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews.net: Motorola's Social Networking Android Phone Expected To Launch In Mid-2009: Report
Rajat Agrawal / Cellpassion: Motorola working on Android-based social phone
Om Malik / GigaOM: Inside Motorola's Android Phone
Arnold Zafra / RotorBlog.com: Motorola Preps Up its Own Social Smartphone
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Motorola Android Phone rumored for Q2 2009 Release
Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile: Motorola's Android slider getting social in Q2 2009?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Layoffs Expected to Hit This Week — Yahoo started out the year with layoffs, and it is going to end the year with more. The layoffs have been expected ever since Yahoo hired hatchet men from Bain & Co. to come help with the downsizing. The exact number of layoffs is still not known …
Discussion: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Plans Major Cost Cuts, Including Layoffs — Struggling Internet Giant to Disclose Significant Reductions as Economic Troubles Spread and Rivals Pose Stiff Competition — Yahoo Inc. is drafting significant cost-cutting plans to try to reverse its fortunes from the inside.
Discussion: Epicenter, Between the Lines, Mark Evans, BloggingStocks, Guardian, Silicon Alley Insider, Valleywag, paidContent.org, Tech Trader Daily and Newsweek
Chris Snyder / Epicenter: Yahoo May Announce Layoffs This Week
Douglas McIntyre / BloggingStocks: If Yahoo! cuts costs, would other Internet divisions hurt too?
Mark Sweney / Guardian: Over 1,000 jobs on the line at Yahoo
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo To Announce Mass Firings This Week
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Yahoo management orders budget cuts
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Yahoo To Cut Another 1,000-Plus Jobs, WSJ Says
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek: Why Is Jerry Yang Still in Charge?
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Report: Yahoo plans cost-cutting moves, layoffs
Report: Yahoo plans cost-cutting moves, layoffs
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and TechSpot
Julio Franco / TechSpot: Yahoo to cut jobs, prepares for rougher times
Brian Hurley / The Register:
Run Mac OS X on a PC — We show you how — Special Report Want to run Mac OS X on a PC? Perhaps you don't want to pay the premium for Apple's hardware - or Apple doesn't make the kind of computer you need, such as a netbook. Because of its native roots in Motorola and PowerPC code …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Glam Media Finds Its Male Side, Launches Brash.com — After offering a hint about its plans last month, female-centric Glam Media has released Brash, its new male-focused lifestyle and entertainment online hub. Brash is being targeted to men 18-49 years old and is beginning life …
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Glam Media launches Brash for the boys
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Glam Gets Brash: Screenshots Of The New Men's Network
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Glam launches Brash, a content and ad network focused on men — Glam Media, a content and ad network focused mostly on woman, is apparently about to launch a network focused on men called Brash.com, something we'd expected after reporting on it last month following early rumors.
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
DARPA Contract Description Hints at Advanced Video Spying — Real-time streaming video of Iraqi and Afghan battle areas taken from thousands of feet in the air can follow actions of people on the ground as they dig, shake hands, exchange objects and kiss each other goodbye.
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 …
Soulskill / Slashdot: Microsoft Patents the Censoring of Speech
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Google Learns Lessons in the Ways of Washington — After Google and Yahoo announced an advertising partnership in June, letters from consumer groups and advertising associations poured into government regulators, urging them to support or block the proposed deal.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org: Microsoft's Role In GOOG-YHOO Delay: Outlobbying
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA now wants to avoid trial in innocent infringement case — The RIAA has apparently had a change of heart towards a Texas woman accused of sharing music over KaZaA when she was 16 years old. In Maverick v. Harper, the industry group has backed off its demand for a jury trial …
Discussion: ZDNet Government and digg.com
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Open Letter to Google : Why Have You Taken Away my Google & GMail Accounts? — Google, I am a very lucky American who is living the dream of owning or being a partner in several small businesses. Each of these businesses utilize Google's GMail and Google Docs, in an effort to cut …
Discussion: loose wire blog