Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google SearchWiki Vanishes (Updated) — Users are reporting that the recent changes to Google's search engine, called SearchWiki, have simply disappeared from the site. It's certainly gone from my account. — I was (and remain) highly critical of SearchWiki, which was announced two days ago …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion, RexBlog.com, Webmetricsguru and Gadgetell
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Google launches Searchwiki
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
How to Disable Google SearchWiki — Google SearchWiki lets you customize the search results by promoting, demoting and adding new pages. You can also annotate the results. Some people think that the new feature clutters Google's clean search results, without bringing too much functionality.
Discussion: Sean Percival's Blog, Google Blogoscoped and Beth's Blog
Sean Percival / Sean Percival's Blog: Google SearchWiki: No Results
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Explode Google Results With Sounds
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
The real story behind the Verizon BlackBerry Storm OS? — I want to preface this by saying that the following statements are my opinions and hypotheses, and have not be confirmed nor denied by any of sources of mine or official contacts at either corporation. It should serve as a nice little “conspiracy theory,” though.
Discussion: Technosailor.com, MobileCrunch, Gizmodo, Alley Insider, I4U News, CrackBerry.com blogs, Engadget and BB Geeks
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Verizon Wireless Bombs on the Blackberry Storm Launch, And I Need to Talk to Them
Doug Aamoth / MobileCrunch: BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: BlackBerry Storm's Shipping Delay: Blame the Firmware
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: BlackBerry Storm hit by last Minute OS downgrade?
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: Updated: Verizon Storms not Shipping until December 5th... or is it 15th?!!!
Nilay Patel / Engadget: BlackBerry Storm sells out hard and fast
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
BlackBerry Storm shipments delayed due to apparent version glitch — If you're one of the many, many BlackBerry Storm buyers who cleaned out inventories at Verizon stores on Friday, all that time spent waiting in the cold just became a bit more worthwhile. Online orders are being subject …
Discussion: AppScout and Alley Insider
Sascha Segan / AppScout: BlackBerry Storm Application Compatibility List
Dan Frommer / Alley Insider: BlackBerry Storm Lines Boost RIM Shares (RIMM)
YouTube Live: It's On! — You may have noticed that the YouTube homepage looks a little different. Want to know why? YouTube Live, of course. From 5pm PST/ 8pm EST, we will be furnishing you with three live streams direct from the Live channel, offering you direct access to everything …
Discussion: Mashable!, TechCrunch and Startup Meme
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: YouTube Live! (But Dead on Arrival)
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: YouTube: We'll Do It Live! Tomorrow, 5 PM
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: YouTube Live is now Alive!
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NTV is Live from YouTube Live
NTV is Live from YouTube Live
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and Profy
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: On Air: YouTube Kicks Off Its First Live Event
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Reminder: YouTube Live Event Today
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Lifestreaming in Obamaland — Barack Obama will be the most shadowed president in history, and it won't be just the Secret Service and press corps surrounding him. — Citizens and paparazzi armed with camera phones and a variety of other multimedia devices will chronicle every movement he makes in public and post it online.
Discussion: The Bivings Report, TomsTechBlog.com, Startup Chatter, Beet.TV, New York Times and digg.com
Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report: The Stalking of Barack Obama
Donna Bogatin / Startup Chatter: CBS's CNET Jumps on Obama's Leaky Bandwagon
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
For a Thrifty Audience, Buying DVDs Is So 2004 — MATTHEW BOWERS, of Chicago, has been paying to have HBO piped into his home every month for nearly two decades. He tunes in for the occasional episode of “Entourage” and every couple of months orders a movie on demand.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Live from Virgin America's Inaugural Wi-Fi Flight — This is a first for yours truly—Wi-Fi from a commercial flight: I'm blogging from somewhere above 10,000 feet on Virgin America's press event flight to kick off its commercial launch of Internet in-flight Internet service.
Discussion: Crave, Engadget, Gizmodo, dailywireless.org and BoomTown
Kent German / Crave: The gadget blog: Blogging from 25,000 feet
Ryan Block / Engadget: On Virgin America's inaugural GoGo WiFi flight: this post published from 35,000 feet
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Virgin's Plane-Fi: It Works
Sarah Milstein / New York Times:
Now, Brevity Is the Soul of Office Interaction — ONE hundred forty characters — the exact length of this sentence — is turning out to be just right for business communications of all kinds. — Whether sharing project updates with colleagues or reaching out to customers …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Powered BitTorrent Seach Engines — Running a BitTorrent site can be quite costly. Most of the larger sites need over a dozen servers to keep everything running smoothly. There are some scalable alternatives for BitTorrent startups though. Two relatively unknown meta-search engines …
Discussion: The Noisy Channel
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Build Your Own Pirate Bay
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
A Call for Revolution Against Beta Culture — I'm tired of this. This sense of permanent discomfort with the technology around me. The bugs. The compromises. The firmware upgrades. The “This will work in the next version.” The “It's in our roadmap.” The “Buy now and upgrade later.”
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Bad Technology - Are You Tired Of It?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: An End To the Beta Culture Nonsense: Could it Happen?
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Permanent Beta? — I have sympathy for the point of view expressed …
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker: Is Beta Culture a Bad Thing?
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Gizmodo's call against the Beta is right on!
Michael Gartenberg / MobileDevicesToday: Real Artists Ship. But...
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
The revenge of the $9.99 iPhone apps — When Apple's App Store first launched back in July there was a wide range of prices for individual applications. While many were free, quite a few of the early games were $5 or $10. But as time has passed, there's definitely been a trend of the paid apps …
Discussion: Mashable!, Touch Arcade, Switched, Edible Apple and iLounge
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: iPhone Your Life: Conan Did it Better
Lee Bains / Switched: ‘SimCity’ Coming to the iPhone
Charles Starrett / iLounge: News: Mix: Tweetie, Puzzle Quest, OrbLive, iTunes credit woes
Matt Rutherford / TechCrunch:
Larry Lessig Defends Copyright, Loves Charlie Rose Remixes — This guest post is written by Matt Rutherford, Web Strategist and technology producer for Charlie Rose. Matt focuses on the macro themes affecting the internet and the wider world. — In an intimate interview with Charlie Rose …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com and dailywireless.org
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Larry Lessig on Charlie Rose