Justin Blenkle / MobileCrunch:
Google now hawking fully unlocked G1s to developers — It didn't take long before people started hacking away at the T-Mobile G1, the first phone to ship with Google's Android platform, and now it looks like Google wants to make it even easier. Starting today, Google is offering …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Silicon Alley Insider
Justin Blenkle / TechCrunch: Google Now Hawking Fully Unlocked Android Phones To Developers
Android Developers Blog:
New Resources for Developers — We're back in action after a Thanksgiving break filled with turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Now it's the holiday season (at least, here in the U.S.) and we're filled with good will toward developers. Today I wanted to talk about a couple things we just finished polishing up.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Ed Burnette's Dev Connection, Cell Phone Deals … and Ubergizmo
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection: Google releases new Android SDK and phone for developers
Darren Murph / Engadget:
SIM / hardware-unlocked Android Dev Phone 1 surfaces for $399 — Oh, snap! Out of seemingly nowhere, Google has revealed the Android Dev Phone 1, a SIM- and hardware-unlocked G1 designed to be sold exclusively to hard working developers. The handset ships with a system image that's fully compatible …
Discussion: AndroidGuys, Cellpassion, Boy Genius Report, 9 to 5 Mac, Android Phone Fans, Google Android News …, PalmAddicts and Gizmodo
Rajat Agrawal / Cellpassion: Google offers $399 unlocked Android phone to developers
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Unlocked Android phone now on sale
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: Unlocked T-Mobile G1, Courtesy of Google
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Microsoft Turns to Crispin and the Rapper Common for New Clothing Line — New branded apparel is meant to suggest Microsoft's 1980s salad days — NEW YORK (AdAge.com)—Microsoft is going from marketing computer programs to making clothes, with a new line of graphic tees dubbed “Softwear by Microsoft.”
Discussion: CNET News, 9 to 5 Mac, Boy Genius Report, Gizmodo, GottaBeMobile.com and Engadget
Leslie Katz / CNET News: Pants by Lagerfeld, shirt by Microsoft
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft to introduce ‘softwear’ clothing line?
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Microsoft Jumps Into the “Softwear” Business with Ridiculous Branded T-Shirts
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Microsoft Heads into the Clothing Biz with ‘Softwear’
Chris Putnam / Facebook Blog:
Video Just Got Better — Since we launched video last year, more than 45 million videos have been uploaded to Facebook with approximately 100,000 new videos added each day. Starting today, you'll be able to upload higher quality videos to Facebook and also embed your Facebook videos on other websites.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TECH.BLORGE.com, All Facebook, Inside Facebook, RotorBlog.com, WebProNews, Mashable!, TechCrunch and Scobleizer
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat: Facebook introduces high-definition, embeddable, optionally private videos
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Launches HD Video
Jesse Stay / Inside Facebook: Facebook Takes the Lead in HD Video
Arnold Zafra / RotorBlog.com: Facebook Video Goes High-Definition and Embedabble Too
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Embed and Upload High Quality Videos with Facebook
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!: Facebook Video Just Got Usable
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Facebook Introduces Embeddable Videos Only Your Friends Can See
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: HD war breaks out as Facebook, YouTube deliver new features
Andy Patrizio / internetnews.com:
Does Google Have a Secret OS? — Net Applications caused a bit of a stir this week with a report that showed Microsoft's operating system share had dipped below 90 percent. This played very well where anti-Microsoft sentiment was strongest, not surprisingly.
Discussion: Forbes and Boy Genius Report
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes: Google's Invisibility Cloak
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Google working on a new mystery OS?
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Economy, opportunity seen leading to $599 Apple netbook — Faced with the perfect storm of a bleak market and a boom in ultra-budget portables, Apple is believed by some to be readying its own take on the netbook for the first half of 2009. — Analyst Ezra Gottheil from Technology Business Research …
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Martini Life launches as hub for affluent individuals — Martini Media, an advertising network that's aimed at affluent people, announced Wednesday that it has officially launched Martini Life, a site that targets high net-worth individuals through seven main channels: sailing, equestrian sports …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Thieves Winning Online War, Maybe in Your PC — SAN FRANCISCO — Internet security is broken, and nobody seems to know quite how to fix it. — Despite the efforts of the computer security industry and a half-decade struggle by Microsoft to protect its Windows operating system, malicious software is spreading faster than ever.
Discussion: MacDailyNews, Alec Saunders SquawkBox and Lockergnome Blog Network
Nelson Minar / Nelson's Weblog:
Warcraft account security — My World of Warcraft account is now more secure than my bank account. It is harder to steal 5,000 fake Warcraft gold from me than $5,000 real US dollars. Why? Because unlike my bank, my computer game supports two factor authentication.
Holiday Flyers Warned of E-Mail Scam — Carrie-Ann Skinner, PC Advisor — Hackers are using hoax e-mails that appear to come from airlines as a way to spread malicious Trojans, according to Sophos. — Artwork: Chip Taylor — The security firm said e-mails disguised as messages …
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google Software Update sneaks its way onto computers — Software developers generally use one of three ways to alert and deliver version updates to users: a pop-up prompt when you launch the app, a systemwide refresh tool — like the App Store for the iPhone and Firefox's add-on framework …
Discussion: InformationWeek and Insanely Great Mac
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Macs Get Google Earth Browser Plug-In