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: Engadget, Alley Insider, Technosailor.com, CrunchGear, Gizmodo, AppScout, CrackBerry.com blogs, I4U News and BB Geeks
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Verizon Wireless Bombs on the Blackberry Storm Launch, And I Need to Talk to Them
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: BlackBerry Storm's Shipping Delay: Blame the Firmware
Sascha Segan / AppScout: BlackBerry Storm Application Compatibility List
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: Updated: Verizon Storms not Shipping until December 5th... or is it 15th?!!!
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: BlackBerry Storm hit by last Minute OS downgrade?
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.”
Discussion: infoSync World, GottaBeMobile.com, Lockergnome Blog Network, CloudAve, Lifehacker, MobileDevicesToday and atmaspheric
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: An End To the Beta Culture Nonsense: Could it Happen?
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Bad Technology - Are You Tired Of It?
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker: Is Beta Culture a Bad Thing?
Michael Gartenberg / MobileDevicesToday: Real Artists Ship. But...
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Gizmodo's call against the Beta is right on!
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
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: Beet.TV, Startup Chatter and TomsTechBlog.com
Donna Bogatin / Startup Chatter: CBS's CNET Jumps on Obama's Leaky Bandwagon
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, iLounge and AppleInsider
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
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.
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: Google Blogoscoped and Beth's Blog
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Explode Google Results With Sounds
Eric Krangel / Alley Insider:
Amazon Courting Eggheads To Its Cloud With Free Access To Scientific Data (AMZN) — A new feature for the Amazon's (AMZN) EC2? The cloud computing community is abuzz today over Public Data Sets coming soon to Amazon's cloud. — Here's how it works: The human genome is about 3 GB in size, not counting annotations.
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
Wall Street Journal:
Maxim Publisher Could Be Turned Over to Creditors — The publisher of men's magazine Maxim is in restructuring talks that are expected to turn over the company to creditors, in another blow to star media deal maker Steve Rattner. — The negotiations are fluid and could still fall apart …
Discussion: paidContent.org, Alley Insider, HipMojo.com and PE Hub News
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Print Media is Insane, Literally
Diane Woolf / PE Hub News: WSJ: Maxim Mag Publisher Might Go To Creditors
Yuzo Saeki / Reuters:
Nokia to start Japan cell phone service in 2009: report — TOKYO (Reuters) - Nokia Corp plans to launch a mobile phone service in Japan next spring, a move expected to intensify competition among Japanese cell phone carriers, Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Saturday.
Discussion: Unwired View, Engadget and CrunchGear
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Nokia tying up with NTT DoCoMo for Japanese MVNO?
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Nokia to start its own cellphone service in Japan next year
Verizon fires workers over Obama cell phone records breach — (CNN) — Verizon Wireless has fired employees connected to a breach of records from a cell phone used by President-elect Barack Obama this year, a Verizon source said Friday. — The source would not say how many people were terminated but said …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Unwired View
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Verizon fires employees for accessing Barack Obama's cell phone records