Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google SearchWiki Vanishes — 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, Gadgetell and Traffick
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Google launches Searchwiki
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Wikified Google Search: Digging a Hole So You Can Fill it Back In?
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: Engadget, Alley Insider, CrunchGear, Technosailor.com, Gizmodo, AppScout, CrackBerry.com blogs, I4U News and BB Geeks
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Verizon Wireless Bombs on the Blackberry Storm Launch, And I Need to Talk to Them
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?
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NTV is Live from YouTube Live — YouTube is hosting its big YouTube Live event right now here in San Francisco. Liz and I are on the UG-scene and will be providing updates throughout the evening. Mainstream stars like Will.I.Am, AKON and Katy Perry are rubbing shoulders with web celebs …
Discussion: TechCrunch, dailywireless.org, Mashable! and Profy
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: On Air: YouTube Kicks Off Its First Live Event
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Virgin's Plane-Fi: It Works
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: YouTube Live! (But Dead on Arrival)
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Reminder: YouTube Live Event Today
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: TechCrunch, Startup Meme and Online Video Watch
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: YouTube: We'll Do It Live! Tomorrow, 5 PM
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: YouTube Live is now Alive!
Ben Homer / Online Video Watch: Weekend OVW Pick: YouTube LIVE @ 5 PST
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.”
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com, Lockergnome Blog Network, infoSync World, 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!
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.
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 and New York Times
Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report: The Stalking of Barack Obama
Donna Bogatin / Startup Chatter: CBS's CNET Jumps on Obama's Leaky Bandwagon
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Live from Virgin America's Inaugural Wi-Fi Flight — This is a first for yours truly: 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. The flight is littered with e-celebrities and a few real ones …
Ryan Block / Engadget: On Virgin America's inaugural GoGo WiFi flight: this post published from 35,000 feet
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
Eric Krangel / Alley Insider:
Amazon Courting Eggheads To Its Cloud With Free Access To Scientific Data (AMZN) — A new feature for 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.