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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Jobwire: Pownce Team Joins SixApart, Closes Service
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: SixApart Hires Pownce Founders, Closes Service
Chris Snyder / Epicenter: Six Apart Acquires Pownce, Shuts Down Service
Elisabeth Lewin / Podcasting News: Six Apart Swoops In On Pownce, Closes Service
Dan Frommer / Alley Insider: Six Apart Buys Twitter Clone Pownce, Shuts It Down
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Temptress of Silicon Valley shuts down useless site
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Pownce sells up, closes down
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Pownce we hardly knew ye
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid: Pownce Shutting Down, Technology Sold To Six Apart
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald: Pownce Closes, Team Joins Six Apart
Mark Bockenstedt / Microblink: Pownce Closing Its Doors After Being Purchased
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Pownce Pounced by Six Apart
Glenn Fleishman / It Died: Pownce Recoils, Dead on 15-December-2008
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Pownce Dies, We Called It
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: TechCrunch, paidContent.org and Evolving Web
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Pownce Deadpooled, Team Moves To Six Apart
Tameka Kee / paidContent.org: Six Apart Gobbles Up And Shuts Down Pownce
J. LeRoy / Evolving Web: Pownce Dies - World Unchanged
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: Download Squad, The Social, Susan Mernit's Blog and Mashable!
Christina Warren / Download Squad: Pownce gets pwned: Six Apart acquires and plans to shutter service
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Pownce to shut down after Six Apart sale
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog: Pownce heads for the exit; Six Apart buys team, service to invigorate Vox at last
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: TorrentFreak, Industry Standard, Icrontic, TMCnet and Joho the Blog
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak: Will uTorrent Really Kill the Internet?
Lincoln Spector / Industry Standard: BitTorrent: Register report on protocol change is “utter nonsense”
Robert Hallock / Icrontic: Will BitTorrent's switch to UDP kill the internet?
Davidw / Joho the Blog: Is uTorrent disrupting the Net?
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: Microsoft Pri0, PC World, LiveSide, Search Engine Land and TechFlash
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Microsoft offering instant cashback to “eligible shoppers” on some eBay purchases
Sunshine / LiveSide: Live Search Instant Cashback!
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Live Search Launches Instant Cashback For eBay Purchases
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft apologizes for Cashback glitches
Microsoft apologizes for Cashback glitches
Discussion: Technologizer, TechFlash, Alley Insider, CloudAve and Search Engine Land
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
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Microsoft's Live Search Cashback Goes Dark On Black Friday
Andrew D. Smith / Dallas Morning News:
Blockbuster, Microsoft team up on mobile services — firstname.lastname@example.org — 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, Microsoft Pri0, VentureBeat, Unwired View, Microsoft Subnet's blog, wmpoweruser.com, BetaNews, Obsessable, mocoNews.net, Beyond Binary and LiveSide
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” …
Microsoft Subnet / Microsoft Subnet's blog: Microsoft partners with Blockbuster for Live Mesh services
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Blockbuster downloads headed for more devices via Live Mesh
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews.net: Blockbuster Working With Microsoft To Deliver Movies To Mobile Devices, Eventually
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary: Blockbuster working on Live Mesh app
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, CircleID, TechCrunch, GigaOM, The Technology Liberation …, All Things Digital, dailywireless.org, Lifehacker and DSLreports
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: SearchBiz: Google's Balancing Act, Mr. Schmidt Goes To Washington …
Tom Evslin / CircleID: Free, Slow, Censored Internet: A Bad Idea
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Outgoing FCC Chairman Wants to Rid The Wireless Web Of Porn.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: FCC To Rule on Nationwide Porn-Free Wireless Web
Berin Szoka / The Technology Liberation Front: M2Z Reborn: Censored, but Free, Broadband is Now Kevin Martin's Top Priority
John Paczkowski / All Things Digital: Like Trying to Take Pee Out of a Swimming Pool? [Digital Daily]
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Free AWS Internet on FCC Docket
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: Webware.com, jkOnTheRun, Liliputing, Electronista, Incremental Blogger, SitePoint, LAPTOP Magazine and GottaBeMobile.com
Matthew Elliott / Webware.com: gOS Cloud: browser-based OS for Netbooks
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Good OS Cloud- Google Chrome on steroids?
Josh Catone / SitePoint: Google's Operating System Arrives - But Not From Google
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine: gOS Cloud: A “Net"book Operating System Or Just An Instant On Environment
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Cloud OS from gOS Looks A Lot Like Chrome
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
Dennis Bouchand / 901am: Good OS releases Cloud
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, eWeek, PC World, Computerworld, Insanely Great Mac, MacRumors, Edible Apple, SitePoint, MacBlogz and TUAW
Gregg Keizer / PC World: Windows' Grip on Market Share Slips
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: IE share slips under 70%; Firefox surges past 20%
Josh Catone / SitePoint: Bad News for Microsoft: Windows, IE Net Usage Dip Lower
Robert Palmer / TUAW: Mac internet share hits record 8.87%
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Simpsons mocks (m)Apple — Few have been spared the satire of Matt Groening's long running animated sitcom. Last night, The Simpsons took on Apple, or uh, Mapple for a full 6 minutes of lampoonery — a pretty harsh ride at a two-joke per minute pace. It all starts when the Springfield mall gets …
Discussion: TechFlash, VentureBeat, TECH.BLORGE.com, Gadget Lab, Global Nerdy, CNET News, The iPhone Blog, Mashable! and Apple 2.0
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Simpsons spoof Apple, Jobs
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: The Simpsons mocks Apple - and about time too
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: The Simpsons Mock Cult of Apple
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: The Simpsons and “Mapple”
Tom Krazit / CNET News: D'oh! The Simpsons bite Apple
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Simpsons, eh? Apple Will Remember that Name!
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Video: Bart Simpson channels Steve Jobs
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, Liliputing, SlashGear, Boy Genius Report, CrunchGear, jkOnTheRun, Sony Insider and Electronista
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine: Sony Netbook Appears on FCC?
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?
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Is this Sony's upcoming 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
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: PC World
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World: AWS Offers Online Database Service for Free
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Amazon's database service enters public testing
Amazon's database service enters public testing
Discussion: The Register
Cade Metz / The Register: Amazon beckons world+dog onto database 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: AppleInsider, Gizmodo, PC World, MacRumors and Macsimum News
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Ships Mini DisplayPort Adapter In Huge MacBook-Sized Box
Peter Cohen / PC World: Apple Licenses Mini DisplayPort for Free
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple will license Mini DisplayPort
Stuart Cohen / Business Week:
Open Source: The Model Is Broken — The open-source business model that relies solely on support and service revenue streams is failing to meet the expectations of investors — For anyone who hasn't been paying attention to the software industry lately, I have some bad news.
Discussion: Open Sources, CNET News, CloudAve, The Open Road and InformationWeek
Zack Urlocker / Open Sources: Open source - it's all about the value add
Gordon Haff / CNET News: The waning of pure play open source
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Open Source Value Addition in SaaS
Matt Asay / The Open Road: Open source is dead. Long live open source
Serdar Yegulalp / InformationWeek: Open Source: Broken Model Or Breaking The Mold?
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Blockbuster OnDemand Unboxing & Setuping — 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: NewTeeVee, CrunchGear and Alley Insider
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Blockbuster VOD Going to Blu-ray Players
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Nokia's touchiest week — We've arrived in Barcelona, Spain for Nokia World, a week where Nokia talks to its top customers. — When we got here a Nokia executive met me and bragged that the Internet has no clue what they will announce this week. I asked “what about the touch screen cell phone that I've seen rumors about?”
Discussion: IntoMobile, CrunchGear, SlashPhone, Talk About Nseries, LIVEdigitally, The Toybox, PHONE Magazine, Electronista, CloudAve, atmaspheric, Unwired View, SlashGear, Alley Insider and mocoNews.net
John Biggs / CrunchGear: We're at Nokia World this week: Here's hoping
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally: Blackberry's Imperfect Storm
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Robert Scoble: ‘No bigger week for Nokia’ than this one
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: What's coming from Nokia this week?
David Gonzales / Unwired View: Nokia World will see the launch of apparently unleakable new device, services?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Nokia flagship N-series touchscreen smartphone imminent?
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net: Nokia Close To Announcing Something Big
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
The End Of Online Anonymity — It seems we're approaching a new age here on the Internet. Instead being anonymous, faceless IP addresses, social computing and changing technologies have allowed the lines between the “real” world and the “virtual” world to blur.
Discussion: CNET News and broadstuff
Chris Soghoian / CNET News: MySpace ruling could lead to jail for lying online daters
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, Alley Insider, The Social and metarand
Nicholas Carlson / Alley Insider: DeWolfe: Recession Hammering MySpace's Growth
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: DeWolfe: ‘Cautiously optimistic’ about MySpace in recession
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Google reveals Chrome extensions plan — Google has published its plan to build into Chrome what is arguably its most requested feature: the ability to accept extensions that can customize how the open-source Web browser operates. — And guess what? Google's dependence on advertising notwithstanding …
Discussion: InformationWeek, aaronboodman.com, WebWorkerDaily and Lifehacker
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: Google Chrome Browser To Support Customization
Samuel Dean / WebWorkerDaily: Google Delivers Plan for Chrome Extensions
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Chrome Extensions On the Way, Adblock Imminent
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.
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: All Things Digital, Associated Press, Ars Technica, CNET News, NEWSFACTOR, Alley Insider, Infinite Loop and Macsimum News
John Paczkowski / All Things Digital: An Apple Credit Account With a 10.49 Percent APR. How's That for …
David Chartier / Ars Technica: Online-only outlets see Black Friday boost over 2007
Erica Ogg / CNET News: After Black Friday, retailers eye Cyber Monday
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple bucks the trend in post-Thanksgiving sales
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
ExtendMedia Raises $10M for Video Platforms — ExtendMedia has confirmed with us that it has raised $10 million in Series C funding from previous backers TVM Capital, Atlas Venture and Venrock Associates, as was reported this morning by peHUB based on a regulatory filing.
Discussion: Contentinople, PE Hub Blog and Beet.TV
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: $10M in Funding Extended to ExtendMedia
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog: VC Deal Scoop: ExtendMedia, Viridity & More...
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: ExtendMedia Raises $10 Million in New Funding
Jevon MacDonald / The FASTForward Blog:
The uncertain future of Blogging — Blogging is near and dear to my heart. — I admit freely that I am attached to the concept. I think it is better than something (whatever that is), and that is creates a lot of value. — I don't know what the fate of blogging is …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests, Mark Evans and Collaboration 2.0
Oliver Marks / Collaboration 2.0: The Paparazzi Social Media Problem
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Huffington Post Nabs $25 Million in Funding-Here's a BoomTown Interview With Oak Investment's Fred Harman — The Huffington Post will announce this morning that it has raised $25 million, in a single investment from Oak Investment Partners. — The large round by Oak, which was led by Palo Alto …
Discussion: AdAge, paidContent.org, VentureBeat, Contentinople, The Social, Tech Ticker and BloggingStocks
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Huffington Post More Valuable Than Some Newspaper Cos.
David Kaplan / paidContent.org: Huffington Post Closes $25 Million Third Round; Plans Include ‘Focused Acquisitions’
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: The Huffington Post confirms $25M third round
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Welcome to Cyber Monday
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Huffington Post closes $25 million round
Kara Swisher / Tech Ticker: Huffington Post Nabs $25 Million in Funding
Tom Taulli / BloggingStocks: Huffington Post raises $25 million