Leahculver / The Pownce Blog:
Goodbye Pownce, Hello Six Apart — We have some very big news today at Pownce. We will be closing the service and Mike and I, along with the Pownce technology, have joined Six Apart, the company behind such great blogging software as Movable Type, TypePad and Vox.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Pownce is Gone and It's Kevin Rose's Fault
Jim Turner / One By One Media: The State of The Micromediasphere
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Pownce we hardly knew ye
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Temptress of Silicon Valley shuts down useless site
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid: Pownce Shutting Down, Technology Sold To Six Apart
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald: Pownce Closes, Team Joins Six Apart
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Pownce Pounced by Six Apart
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Jobwire: Pownce Team Joins SixApart, Closes Service
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: SixApart Hires Pownce Founders, Closes Service
Om Malik / GigaOM: Goodbye Pownce, I Hardly Used Ya
Elisabeth Lewin / Podcasting News: Six Apart Swoops In On Pownce, Closes Service
Mark Bockenstedt / Microblink: Pownce Closing Its Doors After Being Purchased
Dan Frommer / Alley Insider: Six Apart Buys Twitter Clone Pownce, Shuts It Down
Glenn Fleishman / It Died: Pownce Recoils, Dead on 15-December-2008
Chris Snyder / Epicenter: Six Apart Acquires Pownce, Shuts Down Service
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Six Apart acquires and shuts down Pownce — Blogging company Six Apart has acquired micro-blogging startup Pownce for undisclosed financial terms. It looks like one of those acquisitions where the buyer was more interested in the people than the product — the Pownce service will shut down in two weeks.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Evolving Web and paidContent.org
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch: Pownce To Fold, Founders Join Six Apart
J. LeRoy / Evolving Web: Pownce Dies - World Unchanged
Tameka Kee / paidContent.org: Six Apart Gobbles Up And Shuts Down Pownce
Chris Alden / Six Apart News & Events:
Welcome Pownce team! — I am pleased to announce that today we are welcoming the Pownce team and technology to Six Apart. Pownce launched in June of 2007 and opened to the public earlier this year, but, as mentioned on the Pownce blog, Pownce.com will be closing in the next few weeks.
Discussion: The Social, Download Squad, Neowin.net and Susan Mernit's Blog
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Pownce to shut down after Six Apart sale
Christina Warren / Download Squad: Pownce gets pwned: Six Apart acquires and plans to shutter service
Damien Reynolds / Neowin.net: Six Apart buys Pownce, plans to shut it down on December 15
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Pownce Deadpooled, Team Moves To Six Apart
Richard Bennett / The Register:
Bittorrent declares war on VoIP, gamers — The next internet meltdown — Gamers, VoIP and video conference users beware. The leading BitTorrent software authors have declared war on you - and any users wanting to wring high performance out of their networks.
Discussion: Slyck, Ars Technica, DSLreports, TorrentFreak, TMCnet, Joho the Blog and Icrontic
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck: BitTorrent Switching to UDP Transfers? Nonsense!
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica: µTorrent's switch to UDP and why the sky isn't falling
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak: Will uTorrent Really Kill the Internet?
Davidw / Joho the Blog: Is uTorrent disrupting the Net?
Robert Hallock / Icrontic: Will BitTorrent's switch to UDP kill the internet?
Lincoln Spector / Industry Standard:
BitTorrent: Register report on protocol change is “utter nonsense”
BitTorrent: Register report on protocol change is “utter nonsense”
Discussion: Alley Insider and TechSpot
Eric Krangel / Alley Insider: Will BitTorrent Change Destroy The Internet? No
Justin Mann / TechSpot: BitTorrent defends new protocol against harsh report
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: BitTorrent at War With VoIP? Hardly
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Apple: Mac users should run multiple anti-virus — One of Apple's better Mac vs PC ads features a strong message that Windows computers are a magnet for viruses (malware) but Macs are automatically protected. As PC “ah-choos” his way through an infection, Mac offers a tissue and smugly infers …
Discussion: Security Fix, Liquidmatrix Security Digest and Security Watch
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: Apple: Mac Users Should Get Antivirus Software
Dave Lewis / Liquidmatrix Security Digest: Apple Suggests Antivirus For Mac
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Apple Says You Need Anti-Virus For Your Mac
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple now “encourages” antivirus use for Mac OS X — After years of jabbing Microsoft for the seeming need to run antivirus software on Windows, Apple has quietly posted its own recommendation for similar security with its own operating system. — The knowledge base article …
Discussion: CNET News
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Apple suggests Mac users install antivirus software
Xbox 360 Registers Biggest Black Friday in Its History — Xbox 360 consoles and games sell at record levels; outsells PlayStation 3 by three-to-one ratio. — Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system kicked off the holidays with record-breaking console sales …
Discussion: Alley Insider, TechFlash and Microsoft Pri0
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Xbox cites big holiday lead over PS3
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Xbox 360 claims victory (over PlayStation 3) on Black Friday
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple a ‘bright spot’ during lackluster Black Friday kick-off — Although this year's holiday shopping season is expected to present challenges for many consumer-oriented hardware companies, Apple is already showing signs of bucking the trend with Black Friday Mac sales reported to be better than expected.
Discussion: Associated Press, VentureBeat, CNET News, Alley Insider, Ars Technica, All Things Digital, NEWSFACTOR, Macsimum News and Infinite Loop
Erica Ogg / CNET News: After Black Friday, retailers eye Cyber Monday
David Chartier / Ars Technica: Online-only outlets see Black Friday boost over 2007
John Paczkowski / All Things Digital: An Apple Credit Account With a 10.49 Percent APR. How's That for …
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple bucks the trend in post-Thanksgiving sales
You asked for it: instant cashback! — When we asked users about the improvements they'd like us make to Live Search cashback, many said they want to receive cashback instantly instead of waiting for 60 days. Well, I'm happy to announce that we've just released the Instant cashback feature with eBay.
Discussion: PC World, Microsoft Pri0, Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog, Search Engine Land, LiveSide and TechFlash
Nancy Gohring / PC World: New Microsoft Cashback Deal Follows Outage
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Microsoft offering instant cashback to “eligible shoppers” on some eBay purchases
Virginia Nussey / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog: Holiday Shopping Made Easy Through Search
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Live Search Launches Instant Cashback For eBay Purchases
Sunshine / LiveSide: Live Search Instant Cashback!
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft apologizes for Cashback glitches
Microsoft apologizes for Cashback glitches
Discussion: Technologizer, TechFlash, PC World, Alley Insider and CloudAve
David Worthington / Technologizer: Microsoft's Black Friday Black Eye
Henry Blodget / Alley Insider: Microsoft Cashback Not Giving Enough Cash Back (MSFT)
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: When Apology is Not Enough
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
gOS Cloud - From zero to web browser in just a few seconds — gOS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that's designed to make it easy to interface with web-based applications like Gmail, YouTube, and Meebo. It uses the slightly OS X-like Enlightenment desktop environment …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, SitePoint, Webware.com, Electronista, Gizmodo, LinuxWorld.com, SlashGear, Liliputing and Incremental Blogger
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Good OS Cloud- Google Chrome on steroids?
Josh Catone / SitePoint: Google's Operating System Arrives - But Not From Google
Matthew Elliott / Webware.com: gOS Cloud: browser-based OS for Netbooks
Peter Sayer / LinuxWorld.com: Netbooks: small, cheap — and fast?
Brenda Stokes / SlashGear: Good OS Cloud operating system introduced
Pat-Meier Johnson / thinkgos.com:
Good OS Announces Cloud
Good OS Announces Cloud
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: gOS “Cloud” instant-on OS comes to Gigabyte touchscreen netbooks
Amjith Ramanujam / OSNews: Good OS Announces Cloud
Dennis Bouchand / 901am: Good OS releases Cloud
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Apple offers free licensing for Mini DisplayPort spec — When Apple recently introduced its revamped notebook line, it also introduced the world to the Mini DisplayPort. It turns out that the company is offering no-fee licenses to anyone interested in developing products that use the Mini DisplayPort specification.
Discussion: The Register, Gizmodo, Engadget, AppleInsider, Macworld and Macsimum News
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple shares mobile display plugs with outside world
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Ships Mini DisplayPort Adapter In Huge MacBook-Sized Box
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Apple ponies up free Mini DisplayPort spec licenses
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple pushing Mini DisplayPort through no-fee licenses
Peter Cohen / Macworld: Apple licenses Mini DisplayPort for free
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple will license Mini DisplayPort
Andrew D. Smith / Dallas Morning News:
Blockbuster, Microsoft team up on mobile services — email@example.com — Blockbuster Inc. caught up to the competition last week by introducing a set-top box that brings rentals from the Internet to the television. — Now, the Dallas-based company hopes to pass the pack by teaming …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Unwired View, Microsoft Pri0, VentureBeat, Obsessable, BetaNews, Beyond Binary, Microsoft Subnet's blog, wmpoweruser.com and SlashPhone
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Blockbuster is Planning Video Services on Top of Live Mesh
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Blockbuster to build on Microsoft's “Live Mesh” …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Blockbuster downloads headed for more devices via Live Mesh
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary: Blockbuster working on Live Mesh app
Microsoft Subnet / Microsoft Subnet's blog: Microsoft partners with Blockbuster for Live Mesh services
Henry Blodget / Alley Insider:
Michael Wolff: MySpace And Its Braindead Users Are Going To Zero — BusinessWeek's Jon Fine takes Rupert Murdoch tell-all author Michael Wolff out for dinner. Michael then reveals the secret he didn't put into the book: why Murdoch's News Corp (NWS) is trying so hard to ditch MySpace:
Discussion: Business Week
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
FCC leaks tiny VAIO with WWAN — Sony's first netbook? — They might not like it, but Sony looks ripe to enter the netbook market in the US. Unveiled today is the backside of this tiny “notebook PC” as described by the FCC under the model numbers PCG-1P1L and PCG-1P2L (PCG synonymous with Sony's VAIO laptop brand).
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, Gadgetell, Liliputing, SlashGear, Boy Genius Report, jkOnTheRun, Sony Insider, Electronista and CrunchGear
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine: Sony Netbook Appears on FCC?
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Sony preparing a WWAN-equiped VAIO? The FCC says yes
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Sony EVDO/HSPA VAIO netbook revealed by FCC
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: FCC outs Sony's latest endeavor, a WWAN-enabled netbook?
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: That Sony “netbook” might not exactly be a netbook
Christopher MacManus / Sony Insider: New Tiny Sony Laptop Appears On FCC
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Is this Sony's upcoming netbook?
Andrew LaVallee / Business Technology:
Reviving F—ed Company — Now that we can officially say we're in a recession, it makes sense that there's a resurgence of sites devoted to floundering companies. — We have to bleep out some names, but they include LayoffBlog.com, Screwdd F—edStartups, It Died, Timely Demise and web2.0f …
Discussion: Ask Pud
Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:
Legal challenge mounts against Baidu's online business model — Baidu, China's largest internet search engine, looks set to face a wave of legal challenges as a group of lawyers is organising a mass complaint against the company's business practices. — Led by Li Changqing …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, TECH.BLORGE.com and Tech Trader Daily
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Baidu's New Worry: A Wave Of Litigation
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / CNN:
Mac Internet share hits record 8.87%; Windows drops below 90% — Apple's (AAPL) slice of the Internet pie grew measurably in November as both the Mac and the iPhone hit record numbers in a Net Applications Web survey issued overnight Monday and updated Monday morning.
Discussion: Electronista, Computerworld, The Register, PC World, Maximum PC all, eWeek, SitePoint, Insanely Great Mac, Macsimum News, MacRumors, Between the Lines and MacBlogz
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: IE share slips under 70%; Firefox surges past 20%
Austin Modine / The Register: Windows internet share drops below 90 per cent
Gregg Keizer / PC World: Windows' Grip on Market Share Slips
Andy Salisbury / Maximum PC all: Firefox Market Share Breaks 20%
Josh Catone / SitePoint: Bad News for Microsoft: Windows, IE Net Usage Dip Lower
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Head Pushes Free Web Plan — Outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is pushing for action in December on a plan to offer free, pornography-free wireless Internet service to all Americans, despite objections from the wireless industry and some consumer groups.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Outgoing FCC Chairman Wants to Rid The Wireless Web Of Porn.
Berin Szoka / The Technology Liberation Front: M2Z Reborn: Censored, but Free, Broadband is Now Kevin Martin's Top Priority
Triston McIntyre / TECH.BLORGE.com: FCC-backed free internet promises certain conflict with porn industry, ISPs
John Paczkowski / All Things Digital: Like Trying to Take Pee Out of a Swimming Pool? [Digital Daily]
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change: Free, Slow, Censored Internet - A Bad Idea
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Free AWS Internet on FCC Docket
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: SearchBiz: Google's Balancing Act, Mr. Schmidt Goes To Washington …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: FCC To Rule on Nationwide Porn-Free Wireless Web
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Amazon SimpleDB Grows Up — The private beta test of Amazon SimpleDB has gone really well. We've learned a lot during the beta and have fine-tuned the feature set in order to make sure that we are meeting the needs of current and future users. — Before I delve into the details, let me get one important fact out of the way.
Discussion: TechFlash, CNET News, PC World and The Register
John Cook / TechFlash: Paying big bucks for Kindle
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Amazon's database service enters public testing
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World: AWS Offers Online Database Service for Free
Cade Metz / The Register: Amazon beckons world+dog onto database cloud
Brad Stone / Bits:
PayPal Brings Allowances Into the 21st Century — PayPal, the online payment division of eBay, wants to help parents put a financial leash on their teenage children. — Last month, the company quietly began testing a new system called PayPal Student Account, a flexible way for parents …
Triston McIntyre / TECH.BLORGE.com: Paypal offers allowances for lazy parents and spoiled children
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Why Carl Icahn Didn't Buy Enough Yahoo! — Yang is heading out, the stock is crazy cheap and the company is profitable. What gives, Carl? — You can say a lot of bad things about Yahoo!. The boys at Google stole the Internet out from under them. Chief Executive Jerry Yang choked …
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Nokia's Next Move — The device maker is expected to announce a major new product Tuesday. — At Nokia, the clock is ticking. — The Finnish mobile communications giant is poised to make a major announcement Tuesday at its Nokia (nyse: NOK - news - people ) World conference …
Discussion: Scobleizer and SlashPhone
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Nokia's touchiest week
John Markoff / Bits:
A Microsoft Veteran Embraces Open Source — Keith Curtis has just written a book about the future of software. — That in itself isn't unique. More unusual is that Mr. Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, the world's largest software company, believes deeply that open source is the future of software.
Discussion: Microsoft Pri0
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Former Microsoftie publishes book calling open source the future of software
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Memeorandum runs rings around Google News — If you want to know what's happening in the world, then Memorandum will tell you - at least in a couple of areas. It's an automated news clipping service, known in the trade as a “news aggregator”. It provides headlines and short texts updated every few minutes …
Discussion: Glass House
Frank Shaw / Glass House: A Blinding Flash of “Duh”
MySpace CEO cautiously optimistic on 2009 — NEW YORK (Reuters) - MySpace, the online social network owned by News Corp (NWSa.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), can grow advertising revenue in 2009, its chief executive said on Monday, even as the economic crisis erodes big media companies' bottom lines.
Discussion: paidContent.org, Webware.com and Alley Insider
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org: MySpace CEO: Cautiously Optimistic About 2009; Chance To Pick Up Startups On Cheap
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com: DeWolfe: ‘Cautiously optimistic’ about MySpace in recession
Nicholas Carlson / Alley Insider: DeWolfe: Recession Hammering MySpace's Growth
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Blockbuster OnDemand Unboxing & Setup — So much for a day of vacation recovery... UPS just arrived with the new Blockbuster OnDemand movie rental box, by 2Wire. If you recall, $99 gets you the box and 25 video rental credits. Once those have been consumed, content begins at $1.99 a pop.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Alley Insider and NewTeeVee
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Blockbuster OnDemand unboxed
Dan Frommer / Alley Insider: Blockbuster (BBI) Looking For Streaming Partners To Go After Netflix, Apple, Cable
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Blockbuster VOD Going to Blu-ray Players
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Cyber Monday traffic better than last year — If Web traffic translates into online sales, this year's holiday season is gearing up to much better than last year's - contrary to the doom-and-gloom forecasts for the holiday season. — Traffic to online retail sites today - Cyber Monday - far exceeded last year's Cyber Monday traffic.
Discussion: gomez.com, Tech Daily Dose and GMSV