Richard Wray / Guardian:
Microsoft Internet Explorer users told to switch browsers over ‘zero-day’ flaw — Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer have been warned of a flaw that could let hackers gain access to their computers and steal personal data, and told them to swap to a rival browser.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, TechFlash, dot.life blog and Digital Trends
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Security Experts: Stop Using Internet Explorer Now (MSFT)
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: IE users advised to switch over flaw
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog: Is it safe to Explore? — If the average computer user read …
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2008 — Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: December 16, 2008 — Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: December 17, 2008 — This is an advance notification of an out-of-band security bulletin …
Discussion: Zero Day, Between the Lines and Security Bytes
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: As attacks escalate, MS readies emergency IE patch
Dennis Fisher / Security Bytes: Microsoft to release emergency patch for IE XML flaw
Serious security flaw found in IE — Users of the world's most common web browser have been advised to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed. — The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog, Digital Daily, Microsoft Pri0, SC Magazine UK, Electronista, Christopher Null, heise online, WoW Insider, TECH.BLORGE.com, Technologizer, GMSV, TechnoLlama, Obsessable, WebGuild, Lifehacker, TheNextWeb.com, GottaBeMobile.com, Asa Dotzler, The PC Doctor's blog, Slashdot and Lockergnome Blog Network
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog: What to do to protect your Internet Explorer
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Internet Explorer Found in Serious Security Flaw
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer prompts calls to change …
Mike Schramm / WoW Insider: Internet Explorer exploit targets game passwords
John Murrell / GMSV: Aiyeeee 7.0: Microsoft browser threat on the loose
Andres Guadamuz / TechnoLlama: IE security flaws
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Major security alert for Microsoft Internet Explorer
Daya Baran / WebGuild: Serious Security Flaw Found In IE
Zee M Kane / TheNextWeb.com: Dump Internet Explorer. You are Vulnerable.
The PC Doctor / The PC Doctor's blog: Microsoft to IE users - Don't switch browsers!!!
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple will unveil netbooks next month, says analyst — Tough economic times demand a lower-priced system, but Apple won't want to cannibalize MacBook sales — Computerworld) Apple Inc. will introduce two netbooks at the MacWorld Conference and Expo next month that will be tied to the company's App Store …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Liliputing, last100, CNET News, Technologizer, Infinite Loop, Gadget Lab, Daring Fireball, SlashGear, TheAppleBlog, Boing Boing Gadgets, /Message and GottaBeMobile.com
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Analyst predicts Apple will unveil Netbook
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple Will Release Netbooks Next Month. If “Will” Means “Might Conceivably.”
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Analyst Predicts Apple Netbooks for Macworld 2009
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Apple ‘Netbooks’, Eh?
Shawn Brown / SlashGear: Apple to announce new netbook product line at MacWorld?
Tom Reestman / TheAppleBlog: Netbooks: The Race to the Bottom Has Begun
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Apple netbook announcement imminent, analyst predicts
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Mac Netbook: Maybe The Wrong Name?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Netbooks, The Bottom, and Apple Speculation
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
An Apple Netbook at Macworld 2009? … Perhaps Macworld Expo 2009 will have its “one more thing” after all. — In a note to clients this morning, Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research speculates that Apple (AAPL) will indeed launch a new product category at MacWorld in early January.
Discussion: Apple Watch, Apple 2.0, Gizmodo and AppleInsider
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch: An Apple Netbook Is Like Santa Claus
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: The case for a notebook at Macworld
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Analyst Hot for Apple Netbook at Macworld
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Mac mini makeover considered likely for Macworld
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 3G finally unlocked by the Dev-Team! — Well this has been a long time coming. It seems that the iPhone Dev-Team has finally done the impossible — they've gone and unlocked the iPhone 3G. The hack isn't out yet (the team says they're shooting for a December 31st release) …
Discussion: PC World, Boy Genius Report, DSLreports, Gadget Lab, Hack a Day, TheAppleBlog, AppleInsider and Neowin.net
Dan Moren / PC World: IPhone 3G Successfully Unlocked by Hackers
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Ring in the New Year with an unlocked iPhone 3G courtesy of the iPhone Dev Team
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Hackers Successfully Unlock the iPhone 3G
Caleb Kraft / Hack a Day: iphone 3g unlocked
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: iPhone 3G Unlock Finally (Almost) Here
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Unlocked, Free Software Coming On New Years Eve
iPhone 3G Unlocked, Free Software Coming On New Years Eve
Discussion: CNET News, Dev-Team Blog, Homotron.net, TUAW, DailyTech, MacRumors iPhone Blog, Unwired View, Obsessable, TheNextWeb.com, Lifehacker and PalmAddicts
Tom Krazit / CNET News: iPhone 3G software unlock to be released shortly
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Dev-Team Unlocks iPhone 3G
David Gonzales / Unwired View: iPhone 3G soft unlock accomplished, to be made available New Year's eve
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: iPhone 3G unlocked by iPhone Dev-Team, codenamed “yellowsn0w”
Zee M Kane / TheNextWeb.com: iPhone 3G Unlocked. Hurrah!
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: iPhone Dev Team has unlocked the iPhone 3G
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter has made Dell $1 million in revenue — Everyone loves talking about Twitter's business model — because there isn't one yet, and they'll keep talking about it until there is one. But it's becoming more clear that while a business model is of course important, Twitter is perhaps …
Discussion: TechCrunch, broadstuff, RexBlog.com, Twitterrati, WebProNews and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Twitter Hiring Product Manager To Bring In The Revenue
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: THE TWIT OR FIT SOCIAL RATCHET
Buckpost / Twitterrati: Twitter as a Sales Tool
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Twitter Helps Dell Make $1 Million
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu Has Fewer Eyeballs, More Room for Advertisers — We've already noted that Hulu's audience seems to have tailed off. Now it seems as if its advertisers are less interested in the site, too. — In a roundup story about the state of online advertising, The Wall Street Journal notes …
Wall Street Journal:
Online Video Ads Slow
Online Video Ads Slow
Discussion: AdAge, Contentinople, paidContent.org, HipMojo.com, fierceonlinevideo.com … and BloggingStocks
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: WSJ: Online Video Ads Slow. Really?
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: News Bits: Video Ad Spend Slows Online
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Defining Video Advertising Before Measuring It
Tom Taulli / BloggingStocks: Online video dries up
Bold Transformation of Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Lead Nation and Industry With Expanded Digital Offerings; Launch of New Magazine; Colorful, Easy-To-Use Newsstand Editions — The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News announced today a sweeping set of strategic …
Discussion: Content Bridges, Newspaper Death Watch and Silicon Alley Insider
Paulgillin / Newspaper Death Watch: Panic In Detroit — We could almost see the collective eyes rolling …
Alan D. Mutter / Silicon Alley Insider: Detroit Newspapers' Alternative? Shut Down
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
‘Shutdown’ was the alternative in Detroit
‘Shutdown’ was the alternative in Detroit
Discussion: Recovering Journalist
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist: More on Detroit: Changing Habits
Rick Broida / Crave: The gadget blog:
Get a refurbished iPhone 3G for $149.99 shipped — Here's something you don't see every day: refurbished iPhones. Nevertheless, over at AT&T you can score a refurbished 8GB iPhone 3G for $149.99 with free overnight shipping. (You can get the 16GB model, in either black or white, for $249.99.)
Discussion: The iPhone Blog, Engadget Mobile and DailyTech
Jeremy Sikora / The iPhone Blog: Deal of the Day: AT&T Now Selling Refurbished iPhone 3G's
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: AT&T Pushes Refurb'd iPhone 3Gs With Only $50 Savings
Microsoft adCenter Study Reveals Small Businesses Build Online Presence, but Fail to Invest in Search Marketing — A surprising 73 percent surveyed would rather do their taxes than start a search marketing plan. — Microsoft adCenter today released the results of an online survey examining …
Discussion: Startup Chatter
Donna Bogatin / Startup Chatter: Microsoft Confirms Failure to Sell SEM to SMBs
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Small Businesses Struggle With Search Marketing
Small Businesses Struggle With Search Marketing
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Search Engine Watch
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Most Small Business With Web Sites Don't Buy Search Ads (GOOG)
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: 59% of Small Businesses Don't Do Paid Search Marketing
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com:
HOT! BlackBerry Virtual OS Running On Windows Mobile HTC Touch Pro ScreenCandy - AKA BlackBerry Application Suite — We just had some great pictures sent in to us showing a Windows Mobile HTC Touch Pro running a virtual BlackBerry OS. This is what RIM is officially calling …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Possible images of HTC Touch Pro running BlackBerry Application Suite
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: HTC Touch Pro Running BlackBerry OS!
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Leaked shots of long forgotten BlackBerry Application Suite for WinMo unveiled
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
NBC's Samberg: Still King of YouTube — Network Turns Blind Eye as Video Racks Up Views — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — NBC is supposed to give all its hit “Saturday Night Live” clips to its online joint venture, Hulu, not YouTube, right? Well, not always, apparently.
Discussion: VentureBeat, NewTeeVee, Silicon Alley Insider and TechCrunch
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Image Metrics, Aspera, Hulu
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: What's Hulu? NBC's “Jizz In My Pants” Owns YouTube (GE)
Arik Hesseldahl / Byte of the Apple:
Mac Sales Down? Hold On Just A Minute! — Today's Wall Street Journal focuses on how according to the latest NPD figures, Mac sales in November as compared to November of last year are down by 1%, and thus rushes to ring the alarm bells: Apple is being dragged down by the recession.
Discussion: PC World, Silicon Alley Insider and Between the Lines
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
ESPN Strives to Eject Clutter From Its Site — ESPN.COM is counting on less clutter and more advertising options to bolster revenue at a time when its sister cable channels are battling rare weakness. — ESPN, the Walt Disney Company's sports media behemoth, is unveiling Tuesday …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Mark Evans and paidContent.org
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Traffic Flat, ESPN.com Gets Redesign (DIS)
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Dell Trails Its Rivals in the Worst of Times — ROUND ROCK, Tex. — Michael S. Dell has grown tired of discussing his company's reinvention. — “It's O.K. if everyone doesn't understand what we're doing,” Mr. Dell said in an interview at the headquarters of Dell, the computer maker.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Bits, Silicon Alley Insider and TomsTechBlog.com
Ashlee Vance / Bits: Dell's Design Future: Chasing the Bamboo
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Dell Eyeing Acquisitions? Maybe (DELL)
Chris Williams / The Register:
Virgin Media to dump neutrality and target BitTorrent users — It's deep packet inspection, but it's not for Phorm... Exclusive The UK's second largest ISP, Virgin Media, will next year introduce network monitoring technology to specifically target and restrict BitTorrent traffic, its boss has told The Register.
Discussion: TorrentFreak, DSLreports, Epicenter and ZDNet Government
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Virgin Takes Aim At BitTorrent - CEO says new system targets P2P specifically
Chris Snyder / Epicenter: Report: Virgin Media to Restrict BitTorrent Traffic
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Virgin Media will block BitTorrent
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones:
Consumer Reports picks the Samsung Blackjack II as the top smartphone — I enjoy checking out Consumer Reports ratings on products and in their January 2009 issue that was recently posted online they rank smartphones, cellphones, and US wireless carriers. I have to say I was quite surprised …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, CrunchGear, Gizmodo and PalmAddicts
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Consumer Reports top 5 smartphones will surprise you
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Consumer Reports' Top 5 Smartphones list mentions neither the iPhone 3G nor G1
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Consumer Reports Shouldn't Review Cellphones Anymore
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Intel-Powered Convertible Classmate PC: The Touch Netbook to Emulate — CES 2009 is undoubtedly going to be the show for touch-enabled netbooks and leading the pack will be Intel's Convertible Classmate PC. While MSI and ASUS have hinted at their respective touch-capable Winds and Eee PCs …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Laptop test drives Intel Classroom convertible
Shane McGlaun / I4U News: Intel Classmate Goes Tablet Style for CES 2009
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Intel gets the ‘touchscreen netbook’ thing right with Convertible Classmate PC
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets: Intel Classmate PC is a miniature Tablet PC
Darren Murph / Engadget: Intel delivering Classmate PC netvertible tablet at CES 2009
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Early Hands-On of Intel Convertible Classmate
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Yes, the Intel Classmate Will Be at CES2009
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Netbook Tablets: Coming Soon
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Zoho Creator Apps Will Now Float on Google App Engine Cloud — Resource Library: — Zoho enables applications created in its Zoho Creator online database tool to run on Google's App Engine, the latest application development collaboration between two SAAS players looking to bolster the cloud computing ecosystem.
Discussion: CenterNetworks, Zoho Blogs and Zoli's Blog
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs: Zoho Creator Deploys to Google App Engine
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: Zoho Creator Expands Google AppEngine's Reach
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables:
Mystery T-swivel device is really Compal Tabasco MID — Remember that unknown T-swivel device I showed you last week? The one that all the smartphone sites swooped in on and cautiously identified as the Palm Roteo? Well, it's not unknown anymore and contrary to its Treo keyboard, it's not the Roteo either.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, SlashGear, CrunchGear, Treonauts, Boy Genius Report, GottaBeMobile.com, Ubergizmo and UMPCPortal
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Mystery T-swivel handset identified as Compal Tabasco
Andrew / Treonauts: T-Swivel Smartphone NOT Palm Quatro
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Mysterious swiveling device is the Compal Tabasco MID
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Hot and Spicy: The Mystery Device Revealed as Compal Tabasco MID …
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
The Sony PSP2 to come after one last PSP update — The PSP has had a good run, but Sony is ready to move onto the next generation according to EuroGamer. The PSP will receive one more refresh with the PSP-4000 in late '09. It's PSP2 after that. Details are not available about either the updated PSP or the successor as of yet.
Discussion: Crave, Electronista and Engadget
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Sony to release new handheld sometime in the future
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cloud computing: Think collective, not zero sum — To date cloud computing and its offshoots have been described in zero sum terms: Amazon's storage system over another vendor; Salesforce.com's platform over Siebel; IBM's cloud over HP's. The reality is likely to be much more democratic.
Discussion: Datamation, Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect and Service-Oriented Architecture
Andrew Koubaridis / New Zealand Herald:
Aussie couple lose home via Facebook — A legal move believed to be a world first has opened the way for New Zealanders to be served legal documents through their Facebook sites. — Canberra lawyer Mark McCormack expects other courts will follow his lead after he used the internet to find …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Techdirt
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Latest Facebook App: You've Been Served!
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook recruits a new director (or two) from eBay — Daniel Levy is the new director of risk management at social network Facebook. He has formerly held senior leadership positions at eBay-owned online payment company Paypal. In his new role, Levy (pictured) will be working …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: New Facebook Ambassador To Widgetmakers Coming?