Wall Street Journal:
Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web — The celebrated openness of the Internet — network providers are not supposed to give preferential treatment to any traffic — is quietly losing powerful defenders. — Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic …
Discussion: Portfolio, Google Blogoscoped, Google Watch, Silicon Alley Insider, DSLreports, TeleRead, Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, broadstuff, CNET News, Broadband Politics, Paul McNamara's blog, Sidecut Reports, paidContent.org, Slashdot, Between the Lines, The Toybox, Data Center Knowledge and NewTeeVee
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google and WSJ Argue Over Definition of Net Neutrality
Garson O'Toole / TeleRead: Google, Lessig challenge WSJ, say they're NOT backing off from Net neutrality
Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb: Does Google Really Want Net Neutrality?
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Net's Still Neutral (For Now)
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: GOOGLE - KEEP IT OPEN UNTIL WE CAN ENCLOSE IT
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Google accused of turning its back on Net neutrality
Richard Bennett / Broadband Politics: Google Gambles in Casablanca
Paul McNamara / Paul McNamara's blog: Net neutrality closer to death than analog TV
Tricia Duryee / paidContent.org: Google Quietly Tries Brokering Deals With ISPs To Get Priority Access
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: WSJ: Google backtracks on Net neutrality; Google says WSJ doesn't understand caching
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Google wants own fast lane; risks Net neutrality
The made-up dramas of the Wall Street Journal — I got off the plane from Boston to find my inbox filled with anger about an article in the Wall Street Journal. To those who were angry, I hope you will direct any anger at the Wall Street Journal after you read what follows.
Discussion: Beyond Search and TeleRead
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Wall Street Journal Figures Out What Google Is Doing, Gets Criticized
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google NOT Turning Its Back on Network Neutrality — Updated @ 9:30 pm: In response to an earlier story in The Wall Street Journal, Google offered a clarification and reaffirmed its stance on network neutrality and pointed out that it is not backing away from it. It has dismissed the WSJ story as confused.
Discussion: Techdirt, Communications …, What's That Noise?!, Technology Live, TeleRead and John Battelle's Searchblog
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Have The Big Internet Companies Turned Their Back On Net Neutrality?
David Rothman / TeleRead: Are Obama, Google and even Larry Lessig weakening support of Net Neutrality?
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Net neutrality and the benefits of caching — One of the first posts I wrote for this blog last summer tried to define what we at Google mean when we talk about the concept of net neutrality. — Broadband providers — the on-ramps to the Internet — should not be allowed to prioritize traffic based …
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge, isen.blog, Save the Internet Blog, Doc Searls Weblog and Telecompetitor
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: The Google CDN
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Palm Pins Its Hopes on Nova — The smartphone maker debuts its new operating system, code-named Nova, at January's CES. Palm says its phones for it will bridge the BlackBerry-iPhone gap — Jon Rubinstein got the call in mid-2007 while he was living on the Pacific Coast of Mexico …
James Falconer / IntoMobile: Palm to Introduce Brand-New ‘Nova’ OS at CES in January
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: Palm Nova mobile operating system to debut at CES
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report: New Palm OS and device to be unveiled at CES
John Biggs / TechCrunch: Palm to Show New “Nova” OS at CES 2009
Brian Lam / Gizmodo: New “Nova” Palm OS Confirmed for CES 2009
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Palm to show “Nova” OS at CES 2009
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Palm at CES: super-Nova or white dwarf?
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Palm Will Use CES 2009 to Introduce Its ‘Nova’ Platform
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Palm Nova Smartphone to debut at CES 2009
Budi Putra / SlashPhone: Palm “Nova” to bridge BlackBerry and iPhone?
David Gonzales / Unwired View: New Palm Nova OS to be unveiled at CES 2009
James Holland / Electricpig.co.uk: Palm prepping first Nova device for CES next month
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / TheNextWeb.com: Palm: Back with a Vengeance or Swan Song?
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone Nano Rumors Revived in Otherwise Quiet Lead-in to Macworld — Questionably reliable iDealsChina publishes information and renderings of what it claims to be an “iPhone nano”. — It is the same height as the just release Nano but wider and thicker and with the same iPhone 3G contours.
Discussion: PMP Today, CNET News, Unwired View, CrunchGear, Electronista, The iPhone Blog, SlashGear, MacBlogz, Engadget Mobile and Edible Apple
BrianB / PMP Today: iPhone Nano Protective Case Appears
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Apple's iPhone takes off
David Gonzales / Unwired View: iPhone Nano leaked once again, in slightly more detail this time
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: iPhone Nano rumor restarted with a case mockup
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Return of the iPhone Nano Rumors
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPhone nano leaked by silicone case render?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Q: What Do You Get When You Add Karate Belts To a Q&A Service? Mahalo Answers. — Mahalo is now answering your questions. The human-curated search engine/ condensed wiki guide is adding a Q&A service called Mahalo Answers to its mix. It is a combination of Yahoo Answers …
Chris Snyder / Epicenter: Mahalo Answers Pays Cash for Your Two Cents
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Calacanis's New Mahalo Answers Could Work
Rob Hof / Tech Beat: Mahalo Debuts Answers Service
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Mahalo Answers Offers Cash “Tips” for Best Answers
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com: Mahalo expands human-powered search with paid Answers service
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: You Ask, Mahalo Answers
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: Why we built Mahalo Answers
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Mahalo Picks Up Where Google Answers Left Off
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
News About News, in 140 Characters — With staff changes and reductions across the media industry, even a blog post can be too time-consuming a way to announce who is in and out of a job. That is why a public relations employee turned to the instant-blogging platform Twitter to create The Media Is Dying …
Discussion: textually.org, Gawker and Beet.TV
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Media Obituaries Reduced To Twitter Length
Bill Ray / The Register:
Are iPhone users just tight? — I'd buy that for a dollar — Analysis Companies developing software for the iPhone are seeing their creations drown in a sea of one-dollar mediocrity as they struggle to gain visibility in the increasingly cluttered Application Store, and some have taken their complaints to Steve himself.
Discussion: Mobile Messaging 2.0 and Mobile Orchard
Imran Ali / Mobile Messaging 2.0: The Price Elasticity of iPhone Apps
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
OpenX Shows Impressive Growth, Ramps Up Revenue Streams — OpenX (which used to be called Openads), provider of an open-source ad serving solution for web publishers - we use it at TechCrunch -, is growing like weed under the leadership of former AOL CEO Jonathan Miller, who is the company's chairman …
Discussion: TechCrunch UK, CNET News, ReadWriteWeb and VCMike's Blog
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Start-up OpenX touts burgeoning ad traffic
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb: OpenX Feeling Bullish - Ad Server Company Announces Strong Growth
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Ways to Monetize Twitter — Plus Ways to Waste Time on the Web — 1. CHARGE FOR IT — Of course, companies can already use the service for free, so what, exactly, would be new? Ian Schafer, CEO of Deep Focus, has some ideas: more-customizable profile pages, a dashboard to manage followers and tech support.
Discussion: Twitterrati and CostPerNews
Buckpost / Twitterrati: 10 Ways Twitter Can Make Money...or Not
Sam Harrelson / CostPerNews: 10 Ways Not to Monetize Twitter
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Zapproved launches its decision-making email application — Zapproved, the web application that uses email to simplify group decision-making, is officially launching today. That means it's taking the beta testing tag off its product and rolling out its plans to make money.
Discussion: Profy and TechCrunch
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Zapproved Out of Beta Offering Any Company to Improve Decision-Making Process
Wall Street Journal:
The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World — Consumers are flocking to blogs, social-networking sites and virtual worlds. And they are leaving a lot of marketers behind. — For marketers, Web 2.0 offers a remarkable new opportunity to engage consumers. — If only they knew how to do it.
Discussion: Glass House and Best Engaging Communities
Frank Shaw / Glass House: WSJ Discovers Web Marketing
Google's Mayer: Staying Innovative In a Downturn — The mantra that's been flooding the Googleplex this year? ‘Scarcity brings clarity,’ explains Marissa Mayer, Google Vice-President — When Larry Page and Sergey Brin co-founded Google (GOOG) 10 years ago, few people imagined the kind …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
NetShelter raises $11.1 million for online media network — NetShelter Technology Media is announcing today that it's raised $11.1 million in a first round of funding as the nine-year-old ad network for tech properties seeks to expand the reach of its 150 technology content web sites.
Discussion: paidContent.org and The Post Money Value
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Stickam API Lets You Build Your Own Live Video Site — Stickam, a live video streaming service that competes with the likes of Justin.tv and Ustream.tv, is releasing a new API that effectively allows anyone to build their own streaming video startup with a minimal amount of effort.
Taiwan iPhone 3Gs are SIM unlocked out-of-the-box — Contrary to earlier expectations, iPhone 3Gs bought in the Taiwan market are not restricted to only using SIM cards from Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), leaving owners the option to switch service providers, or use their smartphones with a local SIM card when traveling.
Discussion: Unwired View and SlashGear
David Gonzales / Unwired View: iPhone 3Gs in Taiwan are carrier-unlocked upon purchase
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Taiwan iPhone 3G sold SIM unlocked
Magellan to sell consumer GPS division to MiTAC — Magellan Navigation announced this morning that it is selling its consumer products division to MiTAC International, which also owns Mio. The transaction is expected to close in January. The Magellan consumer products division created …
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista, CrunchGear, SlashGear, GPS Review, The Map Room and All Points Blog
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Magellan jumps the consumer GPS boat
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Magellan sells consumer GPS business to MiTAC
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: Magellan Sells Consumer Products Division to MiTAC
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog: Magellan Sells off Consumer GPS Division to MiTAC
Andrew Noyes / Tech Daily Dose:
Google CEO, Former HP Chief Talk Politics — Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who hit the campaign trail on behalf of President-elect Barack Obama in the weeks leading up to Election Day and now serves on his economic advisory board, appeared on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday to discuss …
Bill Ray / The Register:
ADSL - the VoIP killer — Weak link in reliability chain — Over half of UK businesses are avoid VoIP 'cos their ADSL broadband connections to branch offices aren't up to scratch, according to research coming out of Enterprise-VoIP specialists Viatel. — Viatel hired Omniboss to talk …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Crappy Bandwidth-The VoIP Killer
Joelle Tessler / Associated Press:
Startup banks on making money from free broadband — WASHINGTON — For the past three years, a startup called M2Z Networks has been figuring out a way to blanket the nation with a free wireless broadband network to ensure all Americans have access to basic high-speed Internet connections.