Jerry Yang / Yodel Anecdotal:
Tough times — As we announced in October, we've been aggressively managing our costs to bring them in line with the challenging economic conditions. Unfortunately, that means laying off employees — by far the toughest part of being a manager. Here's the email I sent to Yahoos today:
Discussion: Forbes, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Screenwerk, Search Engine Land, Tech Trader Daily and Silicon Alley Insider
Brian Caulfield / Forbes: Advice For Yahoo!s, From Yahoo!s — The Web portal …
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Being Yang means never having to say you're sorry to departing Yahoos
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Layoffs in the Era of Twitter
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Yahoo Layoffs Happening Live Online
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Laid Off Yahoos, Jerry Salutes You
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo Layoffs: LIVE (YHOO)
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Another Sad Day for Yahoo: Layoffs Begin, While Employees Vent — While layoffs have become all too common across tech and this country, today's at Yahoo feel a little worse, coming after 18 unceasing months of painful changes and stumbles at the troubled Internet icon.
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Yahoo's plan to ‘get fit’: go on a crash diet
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Jerry Yang's incompetent layoff memo
Bambi Francisco / VatorNews: Yahoo layoffs, live on Twitter
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Yahoo's secret layoff doublespeak revealed! — Yahoo isn't firing people en masse — it's “getting fit.” That noisome euphemism for today's layoffs of 1,500 people must have hissed forth from the brain of some overpaid management consultant. Likewise for pages upon pages of instructions …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Webware.com, SeventhSwami.com, TechCrunch, CNET News and Silicon Alley Insider
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Yang: Layoffs ‘very hard,’ ‘very necessary’
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com: Watching layoffs in real time, on Twitter
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Just Got Fired From Yahoo? Have A Taco.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: Yahoo pink slips issued, recruiters circling above
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo Management's Layoff Instructions (YHOO)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Close Brickhouse By End Of Year — Yahoo Brickhouse, the two year old San Francisco based Yahoo business unit to foster new product development, is to be shut down by the end of the year, says a source. The announcement may be as early as Wednesday.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, peterme.com, Money Out Blog and Valleywag
David Shabelman / Money Out Blog: Shareholder keeps heat on Yahoo! amidst pink slips, Brickhouse shut-down
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: The long goodbye — Everything takes forever at Yahoo …
Miguel Helft / Bits: Yahoo Layoffs Today May Not Be Last
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Google To Take Chrome Out Of Beta — Google vice president Marissa Mayer announced Google Chrome is coming out of beta in an interview with Michael Arrington at Le Web 08. The Google's open source browser has a number of eager customers, including OEMs who can't offer the browser until it is in full release.
Andy Salisbury / Maximum PC all: Google's Chrome Ready to Come Out of Beta
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com: Report: Google Chrome ‘coming out of beta’
John Murrell / GMSV: Google decides Chrome is sufficiently polished
David A. Sampayo / Technologizer: Google's Latest Browser Venture: Yet Another Plug-In?
Kelsey Blodget / Beet.TV: Chrome Leaving Beta, Marissa Mayer Tells TechCrunch
Michael Santo / HotHardware.com News: Google's Chrome to Exit Beta?
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Taking Chrome Out Of Beta, May Put It On New PCs (GOOG)
Dave Jeyes / TECH.BLORGE.com: Is Google Chrome ready to come out of Beta?
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Mayer Closes The Door On Chrome's Beta Tag
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google SearchWiki To Get Off Button, Might Get Used As Ranking Signal — TechCrunch has coverage of Google's Marissa Mayer talk at Le Web conference in Paris, France. In that talk, Mayer said SearchWiki will gain an option to let users turn it off and reiterated statements that Google's previously made …
Discussion: Search Engine Roundtable
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Marissa Mayer's Simple Advice On Who To Hire: Smart People Who Get Things Done — Google's Marissa Mayer said a lot of interesting things on stage today on stage at the Le Web Conference in Paris. We covered the Chrome and Search Wiki news. — But the most important thing she said, in my opinion, was also the simplest.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
TV has license to kill movies at iTunes, Netflix — Apple is an Internet retailer and Neflix is a Web video rental service, but Hollywood treats them as if they were potential competitors to TV broadcasters. — In the past two weeks, customers of iTunes and Netflix's streaming digital-movie service …
Discussion: MediaMemo, VentureBeat, AppleInsider, iLounge, NewTeeVee, MacRumors and Webomatica
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: TV deals causing movies to disappear from iTunes Store
Charles Starrett / iLounge: News: Mix: Google 2008, South Korea, iTunes movies, Choose Your Adventure
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Bebo, Netflix, NBA 3D
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: The Annoyance Of Vanishing Netflix Watch Instantly Titles
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Hollywood Removing Hit Movies From Apple, Netflix
2008 Year-End Google Zeitgeist — As the year comes to a close, it's time to look at the big events, memorable moments and emerging trends that captivated us in 2008. As it happens, studying the aggregation of the billions of search queries that people type into the Google search box gives us …
Discussion: BBC, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, PC World, The Official Google Blog, TechCrunch, internetnews.com, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, PSFK, MarketingVOX, Profy, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and louisgray.com
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Most Popular Searches of the Year on Google and Lycos: Palin, Poker, and Facebook
Om Malik / GigaOM: How Hot Is the iPhone Globally?
Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog: The global Zeitgeist — Google's users are intrinsically curious.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: To Really Understand The (Google) Zeitgeist, You Need To Dive Into The Details
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Palin Wins 2008 Year-End Google Zeitgeist
Joel Horowitz / PSFK: 2008's Top Search Engine Queries
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Google Publishes Global Zeitgeist for the First Time in History, Sarah Palin Wins
HP to offer 3-year laptop battery — A fast-charging laptop battery that promises to last at least three years without any degradation in performance is coming to the market as an option with Hewlett-Packard laptops. The Sonata battery is the product of three years of development work …
Discussion: Electronista, Technologizer, Obsessable, SlashGear, The Toybox and Gadgetell
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: HP's Battery Doesn't Last for 26,280 Hours, is Still Cool
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Boston-Power laptop batteries coming to HP models, charge quickly, last longer
Satsuki Then / SlashGear: HP to Offer Sonata Battery to Customers
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: HP to offer 3-year ‘Enviro’ laptop battery
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: HP to bring out batteries that degrade more slowly
Boston-Power Announces HP as First Customer to Offer Its Next …
Boston-Power Announces HP as First Customer to Offer Its Next …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, Engadget, Computerworld Blogs and TechSpot
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Boston-Power signs up HP as first partner for next-gen batteries
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: HP to offer long-life batteries for its notebooks
Flavio Lerda / Google Mobile Blog:
Street View on Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile? Check. — (cross posted with the Google LatLong Blog) — In case you hadn't noticed, the Google Street View team has been busy photographing France, Italy, Spain, and Australia. Given the international focus of recent Street View launches …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Unwired View, Wap Review, Local Mobile Search, SlashGear, Mashable! and InformationWeek
David Gonzales / Unwired View: Google Maps with Street View now available on Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile phones
Dennis Bournique / Wap Review: Google Streetview Comes to S60
Shawn Brown / SlashGear: Google Maps gets Google Street View on Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 handsets
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Street View Comes to Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google Executive Departs for LinkedIn — Dipchand “Deep” Nishar, a longtime Google Inc. executive who helped start its mobile business and other key products, is leaving the company to become a senior executive at LinkedIn Corp. — Mr. Nishar, 40, in January will become vice president …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google exec joins LinkedIn
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Latest twist in Apple vs. Psystar — Mac clone maker Psystar has modified its counterclaim against Apple. Gone are the Clayton Act and Sherman Act antitrust claims, and in are sections that refute claims of violating the DMCA. — Psystar's latest counterclaim rests on two pillars:
Discussion: Between the Lines, Technologizer, PC World and TUAW
Dan Moren / PC World: Psystar Amends Complaint
Robert Palmer / TUAW: With new claims, Psystar tries another angle
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac:
Psystar gets a little dirty in latest filing
Psystar gets a little dirty in latest filing
Discussion: CNET News, InformationWeek and Engadget
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Psystar shifts course, says Apple abusing copyright
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek: Apple Secretly Bricks Non-Intel PCs, Psystar Claims
Gee, One Bold Storm coming up.... So here I am. In a hotel room in New York. The writing desk and its view of xth Avenue are all but obscured by:- — 7 x Mini USB cables: 2 of them are the new Micro type that Blackberry has switched to for the Storm only, the rest are standard.
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: FRY'S LAW: ONE CALENDAR YEAR = 3 INTERNET YEARS
Verizon Aims for LTE Deployment in 2009 — Verizon Wireless expects to begin deploying next-generation LTE (Long-Term Evolution) wireless broadband within a year, a top executive of the carrier said Tuesday. — “We expect that LTE will actually be in service somewhere here in the U.S. probably …
Roy Mark / eWeek: Verizon Speeds Up LTE Deployment Plans
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Verizon Speeds Up LTE Launch
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Verizon: LTE Next Year
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Verizon Aims for LTE Deployment in 2009 …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Is Verizon Wireless nailing the coffin shut on WiMAX?
David Gonzales / Unwired View: Verizon to start deploying next-generation LTE in 2009
Ross Rubin / Out of the Box: The fast and the fragmented
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Verizon Wireless to begin LTE rollout in Q4 2009?
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Verizon Targeting LTE Deployment in Late 2009
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Dick Lynch: Verizon's LTE rollout to launch next year, not 2010
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Verizon to deploy LTE by late 2009
Arn / MacRumors:
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com, SlashGear, jkOnTheRun, Gadget Lab, Lifehacker, MacBlogz and Appletell
Preston Gralla / LinuxWorld.com: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 adds speed and privacy
Shawn Brown / SlashGear: Mozilla adds Multitouch Gestures to Firefox for Macs
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Mozilla includes multi-touch support in Firefox 3.1b2 for Macs
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Firefox Adds Multitouch Gestures for Macs
Jake Gaecke / Appletell: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 adds support for multitouch gestures
Blog of helios:
Linux - Stop holding our kids back — This blog is momentarily interrupted to bring you a snippet of recently received email. … Karen xxxxxxxxx — xxxxxxxxx Middle School — AISD — Hmmmm.... I suppose I should, before anything else, thank you.
Discussion: Download Squad
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
MSI to Demo Touchscreen Wind, Release Wind U110, Wind U115 and U300 in U.S. — MSI has gained a significant chunk of the netbook market thanks to its 10-inch Wind. But can the company keep up in the now crowded space that is saturated with products from the top notebook manufactures?
Discussion: Crave, Obsessable, The Toybox, SlashGear, Liliputing, CrunchGear, Electronista, UMPCPortal, Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Mobilewhack.com
Matthew Elliott / Crave: The gadget blog: MSI says which way Wind is blowing
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: MSI Wind netbooks a-plenty to go on sale in January
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Competing with Asus, MSI to demo touchscreen Wind at CES
Chris Davies / SlashGear: MSI U120, U110 & U115 confirmed for January, plus 13-inch ultraportable U300
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: MSI: Touchscreen Wind at CES, ‘shocking’ …
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: MSI to Demo Touch Screen Wind
Maverick / Mobilewhack.com: MSI Talks Wind at CES
Wall Street Journal:
Nortel Seeks Bankruptcy Advice — Nortel Networks Corp. has sought legal counsel to explore bankruptcy-court protection from creditors in the event that its restructuring plan fails, according to people familiar with the situation. The move comes as the Toronto-based company grapples …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Nortel explores bankruptcy
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Nortel Seeks Bankruptcy Advice
Gary E. Salazar / RCR Wireless News: Nortel may pursue bankruptcy protection
Douglas McIntyre / BloggingStocks: A bankruptcy at Nortel (NT)?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Chapter 10, in Which Nortel Mulls Chapter 11
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Nortel To Explore Bankruptcy (NT)
Mark Evans / All About Nortel: Nortel Seeks Bankruptcy Advice
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Gets More Social With Renovation of Bebo (But There's Much More to Come) — This morning, AOL will launch an updated look for its Bebo social-networking property, with a new “social inbox” profile for its users. — The inbox, which you can see below in the old and new versions …
Discussion: VentureBeat, paidContent.org, AOL Corporate, Business Technology, Silicon Alley Insider and MarketingVOX
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org: AOL Relaunching Bebo; Bringing Frenemies Under Its Roof
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: AOL “Relaunches” Its $850 Million Social Network, Bebo (TWX)
New President of Online Services Group Sees Chance to Make Impact at Microsoft — Q&A: Qi Lu discusses what attracted him to Microsoft and how he plans to boost the company's efforts in online search and advertising. — On Dec. 4, Microsoft announced Qi Lu had been hired as president of the Online Services Group.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, TechFlash and Microsoft Pri0
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Digital Head Qi Lu: Better Search, Coherent Ad Platform Coming (MSFT)
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft's new online chief: 'We've got our work cut out for us' vs. Google
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Profile: Qi Lu, Microsoft's incoming Online Services Group president
Bojan Zdrnja / SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON:
0-day exploit for Internet Explorer in the wild — As reported by some other researchers, there is a 0-day exploit for Internet Explorer circulating in the wild. At this point in time it does not appear to be wildly used, but as the code is publicly available we can expect that this will happen very soon.
Discussion: Security Fix, The Register and Liquidmatrix Security Digest
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: Microsoft Investigating Reports of New IE7 Exploit
John Leyden / The Register: Bumper MS patch batch spells client-side misery
Dave Lewis / Liquidmatrix Security Digest: IE7 0-Day In The Wild
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
YouTube HD on a Big TV (via Netgear) — Netgear threw a press event last night to show off some of the products it will be debuting at CES next month. Among them was its new set-top box, the EVA 9000 Digital Entertainer Elite, which, to my pleasant surprise, can stream HD YouTube videos to an actual HD TV.
Steve O'Hear / last100: Netgear bringing YouTube HD to a High Def TV near you
Michael Fitzgerald / Technology Review:
Are Social Networks Sinking? — The economic downturn and uncertain business plans could result in an industry-wide shakeout. — The air seems to be coming out of the Web 2.0 bubble, squeezed by the economic downturn and the absence of many solid short-term business plans.
Discussion: TechCrunch and CNET News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Hi5 Hopes To Make Real Coin With Virtual Gifts
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Hi5 launches virtual-gift emporium
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
VoIP on the iPhone Without Wi-Fi — TruPhone just last week released an iPod Touch application that allows for VoIP calls on the device using Wi-Fi and also has such an app for the iPhone. But this morning the company has pushed out an app that allows iPhone users to make VoIP calls on the cellular network.
Discussion: The Truphone media centre, Webware.com and TechCrunch
Tim Donnelly Smith / The Truphone media centre: Truphone brings low-priced international calls to the iPhone&trade …
Don Reisinger / Webware.com: Daily Tidbits: Delicious goes on the road
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Truphone Adds Key iPhone App Features, Hunkers Down