Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Apple Building A Search Engine? — We've received multiple (if thin) reports that Apple is working on a search engine of some sort. — At first glance, the rumors make sense. Apple's Safari browser has 6-7% market share, and currently uses Google as the search engine for both the standard …
Discussion: PC World, VentureBeat, The Digital Home, IntoMobile, 9 to 5 Mac, Boy Genius Report, I4U News, MacBlogz, TG Daily, CNET News, AppleInsider, The Toybox, WebProNews, AppScout, Gizmodo, metarand and Search Engine Journal
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home: What if Apple built a search engine?
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple building a search engine frontend?
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Apple possibly working on a search engine?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple Search Engine Rumors
Christian Zibreg / TG Daily: Apple to develop its own search engine?
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Searching for Apple's search ambitions
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple could be tailoring its own search engine wrapper
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Is Apple building a search engine?
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Apple Rumor Mill Working Overtime
Brian Heater / AppScout: Rumor: Apple is Building a Search Engine
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Apple Building Their Own Search Engine?
Paul Boutin / Valleywag:
What just happened at Valleywag? The FAQ — I love Owen, but he has trouble writing in English during a crisis. So here's the basics on what's happening at Valleywag: — Some guy named Denton can't figure out how to sell ads on Valleywag. — So he's going to sneak Valleywag …
Discussion: GMSV and bub.blicio.us
John Murrell / GMSV: Let's play “Find The Pony”
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Valleywag Folded into Gawker Media
Chris Gaither / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Valleywag's demise shows Silicon Valley ain't Hollywood
Valleywag's demise shows Silicon Valley ain't Hollywood
Discussion: SarahLacy.com, Valleywag, The Technology Chronicles and Portfolio
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Valleywag woes won't stop San Francisco journalist from talking about herself
Laura Rich / Portfolio: Gawker Eats One of Its Own
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Collapses, Analysts Get Bearish — It's inevitable: When you're banging the drum on a stock and all it does is hit you on the head with a two-by-four day after day you eventually get discouraged. (Don't we know it.) No Google bull has truly capitulated yet, as far as we know …
Discussion: Scripting News and Digital Daily
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Online advertising is now dead
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: GOOG -58% YTD, AAPL -52.16% YTD, MSFT -40.45% YTD, EBAY -60.68% YTD
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Analyst: “Worst Economic Environment In Our Collective Lifetimes” — Google's stock price closed yesterday at $291, the first time it has dropped below $300 since 2005. It's 44% off of its 52-week high of $725. Most analysts think its cheap and getting cheaper - the average price target is still over $500.
Discussion: MediaFile, Portfolio, Clickety Clack, The Toybox, Silicon Alley Insider and AppScout
Paul Thomasch / MediaFile: Et tu, Google?
Kevin Maney / Portfolio: Tech Companies Trapped in the Nightmare, too
Effective Cpms / Clickety Clack: Google Vs. Apple
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Crashes Through $300...Is It Finally Cheap?
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Stock Dips Below $300—Panic Ensues
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Microsoft Windows Live is open to Facebook, MySpace, other social networks — One of the big questions to emerge from the news that Microsoft is partnering with dozens of Web services to position Windows Live as a central point for managing people's online lives: Where's Facebook and MySpace, the two dominant social networks?
Discussion: Electronista, LiveSide and Microsoft Watch
Microsoft Introduces Updated Windows Live Services — Leading Web companies work with Microsoft to simplify life online with e-mail, messaging, photo and file sharing, and more. — Microsoft Corp. today announced the next generation of Windows Live, an integrated set of online services …
Discussion: Computerworld, Gadgetell, The Social Web, Windows Live Wire, All about Microsoft, GMSV, Download Squad, Microsoft News Tracker, Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life, The Windows Blog, LiveSide, Bits, Wall Street Journal, Channel 10, Guardian, Windows Connected, The Register, CloudAve, TechCrunch, BoomTown, Epicenter, PC World and TechFlash
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld: Microsoft turns Windows Live into a social network
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: Live.com goes social
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Windows Live Wave 3: Microsoft's kinder and simpler consumer services strategy?
John Murrell / GMSV: Windows Live joins rising tide of socialism
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Windows Live Wave 3 revealed with a dash of social networking
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: Keep your life in sync with Windows Live
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Windows Live Internet Services - “Major release” announced
Saul Hansell / Bits: Microsoft Beats Yahoo and Google to Social Inbox 2.0
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal: Microsoft to Revamp Online Offerings
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Microsoft starts to roll out Live Wave 3; reinvents Facebook
Josh Phillips / Windows Connected: Windows Live Wave 3 Launch Details
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Microsoft gives Windows Live launch a Web 2.0 scrub-up
Eran Kampf / CloudAve: Microsoft Updates Its Windows Live Services
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Sweeping Changes At Live.com: It's A Social Network!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Microsoft Officially Facebooks, Oops, Socializes, Windows Live Internet Services
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Where in the World Is Yahoo's Board? — With a $10 stock price, the turning down of Microsoft's $31 a share offer, a collapsed search advertising deal with Google (GOOG), fleeing execs and bad news aplenty, it's easy to blame Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and call for his ouster. — After all, the buck does stop with him.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Tech Confidential and metarand
Alain Sherter / Tech Confidential: Yahoo!'s board a study in lousy governance
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Trumpets Cashback Successes — Microsoft Live Search Cashback launched with great expectation in some quarters that it would grow Microsoft's search share dramatically. That, so far, has failed to happen. But Microsoft says it is making progress toward its own more realistic goal …
Discussion: TechCrunch, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Search Engine Watch, Microsoft Pri0, The Microsoft Blog, WebProNews and CostPerNews
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Live Search Cashback: The Traffic Needle Is Still Stuck, But The Ads Are Rolling In
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Microsoft touts Live Search Cashback program
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Incentives Work: Microsoft Seeing Positive Results from Cashback …
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Microsoft doing better with commercial search than search in general
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft says cash back program is working
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: PubCon: Microsoft Live Search Keynote Address
Sam Harrelson / CostPerNews: Microsoft Cashback Doing Something Right
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Qualcomm halts UMB project, sees no major job cuts — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), seeking to cut costs in the face of slowing demand for cell phones, has stopped developing a next-generation wireless technology called Ultra Mobile Broadband and is making small-scale layoffs.
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
Dust in Your iPhone? It's Time for a New One — The problem with gadgets that “don't have any parts” is that you can't fix even very minor problems. In his biweekly trends column, PM Senior Technology Editor Glenn Derene buys a new iPhone and destroys his old one—all in the name of a little pocket lint.
Discussion: Gizmodo and techeblog.com
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: The Mighty iPhone, Defeated by Pocket Lint
George Colony / George F. Colony:
What does Intel's slip mean? — In my last post, “Why this tech recession will be different,” I observed that this slowdown will not be as severe for technology as was the 2001-2003 period. — But now comes Intel's announcement that it expects revenue for the fourth quarter to be down 10% from its original forecast.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Valleywag
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Forrester Research CEO: Intel Revenue Cuts Not That Big A Deal (INTC)
Paul Boutin / Valleywag: Intel scraps sales forecast, but whatever
Tam Vo / VentureBeat:
Live from NewTeeVee Live: CEO Jason Kilar explains why we are so addicted to Hulu — Jason Kilar, chief executive of Hulu, the online streaming video site backed by NBC and Fox, delivered a keynote at the NewTeeVee Live conference in San Francisco today. — Kilar's talk focused on what drives …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Furrier.org, VatorNews, Kelsey Group Blogs, Beet.TV and GigaOM
Katie Fehrenbacher / NewTeeVee: NewTeeVee Live: Hulu CEO Says Success is About Being Obsessive
John Shinal / VatorNews: Hulu goosing Fox's online numbers, CEO says
Mike Boland / Kelsey Group Blogs: YouTube Launches New Overlay Ads
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Program Alert: Live from San Francisco, its NewTeeVee Live!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Online Video: Where's The Money? — Here is the stark reality of online video: nobody is making much money and the enthusiastic projections for online video advertising going from $500 million in 2008 to more than $5 billion in five years will undoubtedly be pared back in the coming weeks as analysts revisit their numbers.
Discussion: Inside AdSense and SitePoint
Josh Catone / SitePoint: YouTube PPC Ads Are Smart Move, Not Desperate One
Dan Fost / New York Times:
Keeping It All in the Google Family — AS befits a company whose name is a play on words, Google (named for the mathematical term “googol") has come up with playful names for its workers. Employees are known as Googlers, new employees are Nooglers and gay employees are Gayglers.
John Cook / TechFlash:
Jobster slashes staff by 38 percent — Jobster, the one-time high-flying online recruiting startup, laid off more than a third of its staff today as it grapples with a slowing economy. About 15 people are losing their jobs. — “This is an unbelievable market condition,” said Jobster Chief Executive Jeff Seely.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac Pro Suitable Nehalem (Core i7) Processors Due in 1st Quarter 2009 — Digitimes reports that Intel is planning on launching the Xeon 5500 and Xeon 3500 series of server CPUs in the first quarter of 2009. These new processors are based on the Nehalem architecture which has been officially branded as Core i7.
Discussion: AppleInsider, CrunchGear, MacBlogz and DigiTimes
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Mac Pro getting Core i7-based CPU upgrades soon?
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
ScreenToaster Makes Screencasting Easy — As you may have realized by now, we are big fans of screencasts here at ReadWriteWeb, and every time a new tool comes along that makes screencasting easier and more accessible, we can't help but give it a try. The latest screencasting tool …
The next step in search — Today at PubCon we launched a new release of the Live Search API for publishers and web developers. Now, in one place, we're making available what is essentially a content management system for your site or blog, plus the ability to monetize by selling ads.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft search boss: ‘Silk Road’ will lead to greater market share
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Project Silk Road: new Live Search API version 2.0 beta
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Microsoft Live Search API: “Silk Road”
Susan Esparza / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog: PubCon Keynote: Satya Nadella
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
AMD jumps into the netbook fray — IDG News Service) Advanced Micro Devices is jumping into the mini-notebook space, delivering processors starting in 2009 for small laptops that can run basic applications like Web surfing and e-mail, the company said Thursday.
Discussion: VentureBeat and eWeek
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: AMD launches video conversion software, opens new fronts against Nvidia
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
New Mac OS X 10.5.6 test build has over 90 fixes — Apple seems to be making a fair bit of progress on the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5.6 update. This week, the company released a new test build of the package to its update testers. This time around, Italian site HMBT is defying Apple's customary NDA …
High quality YouTube video hack — You may have noticed that the video of Burn-E I embedded looked a bit better than a normal YouTube video. YouTube has been quietly offering high-quality versions of some of their videos for quite some time via a “watch in high quality” link just underneath the player.
Discussion: Lifehacker, Hack a Day and Sean Percival's Blog
Jackson West / Lifehacker: Tweak YouTube Embeds for Higher Quality
Kimberly Lau / Hack a Day: working with high quality youtube videos
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 reaches US — Dell today officially launched the Inspiron Mini 12 for the US after its initial run in Japan. The 12-inch crossover between a netbook and ultraportable now starts at $549 and is partly slower than the smaller Mini 9. A lesser 1.33GHz Atom is compensated …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, SlashGear, Liliputing, Engadget and Gizmodo
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 available in U.S., starts at $549
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 from $549; ships early December
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Dell's Mini 12 netbook is ready for US orders, ships in December
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Starts at $549
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Best Buy Black Friday ad spotted: Transformers on Blu-ray for $10 — Break out your credit cards, if you still have them! Black Friday is right around the corner so we'll be seeing leaked ads all over the place for the next few days. — Today's is a big one, Best Buy.
Discussion: Technologizer, Gizmodo, Engadget and I4U News
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Not-So-Black Friday Preview: Best Buy
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Best Buy's Black Friday Ad
Paul Miller / Engadget: Best Buy's “doorbuster” …
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Best Buy Black Friday Deals revealed
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
A Closer Look at McColo — Yesterday, we published a story about Web hosting firm McColo being knocked offline after being accused by the computer security community of serving as a gateway to organizations engaged in spam activity. — In trying to get a sense of the activity attributed to McColo …
Discussion: BBC and TECH.BLORGE.com
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Yahoo Local Search:
Google Maps + TeleAtlas + TomTom = Powerful map update strategy — Google Maps needs accurate underlying maps data to be successful. It needs the data to not only provide a positive user experience but to correctly deliver ads and a safe mapping environment.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
OpenSocial Turns One: My, How You've Grown! — Today, Google's OpenSocial application platform is marking its first birthday with an event bringing together some of the platform's top developers at MySpace's San Francisco office. In conjunction with the milestone, the OpenSocial team …
Discussion: MySpace Developer Team, VentureBeat and Webware.com
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Happy birthday, OpenSocial! Welcome to Xiaonei
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: OpenSocial turns one, previews version 0.9
EA Debuts Fitness Videogame for Wii — NEW YORK - Electronic Arts Inc unveiled its first personal training product on Thursday, tapping into the growing appeal of video games as fitness systems as seen with Nintendo Co Ltd's hit title “Wii Fit” earlier this year.
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR, Electronista, Inquirer, Gizmodo, Engadget, Kotaku and Opposable Thumbs
Emma Hughes / Inquirer: EA is feeling energetic
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: EA Officially Going After Wii Fit With “EA Sports Active”
Andrew Webster / Opposable Thumbs: Move over Wii Fit, EA announces EA Sports Active
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Valve Tried to Trick Half Life 2 Hacker Into Fake Job Interview — After the secret source code for its then-unreleased shooter Half Life 2showed up on file sharing services in 2003, game-maker Valve Software cooked up an elaborate ruse with the FBI targeting the German hacker suspected in the leak …
Discussion: Kotaku, Brier Dudley's blog, CrunchGear, Blue's News, Silicon Alley Insider, Neowin.net and Boing Boing Gadgets
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Clever: Valve tried to offer job to guy who stole Half-Life 2 source code
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: How To Catch A Hacker: Offer Him A Job
Kyle Korth / Neowin.net: Valve fails at setup