Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Large Form iPod Touch To Launch in Fall '09 — We've got this from three independent sources close to Apple: expect a large screen iPod touch device to be released in the Fall of '09, with a 7 or 9 inch screen. Prototypes have been seen and handled by one of our sources, and Apple is talking to OEMs in Asia now about mass production.
Discussion: CNET News, MacBlogz, mathewingram.com/work, VentureBeat, AppleInsider, Silicon Alley Insider, TUAW, GottaBeMobile.com, MacRumors and Incremental Blogger
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Apple working on large-screen iPod Touch
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple iPod Touch HD On The Way (AAPL)
Michael Rose / TUAW: Rumor watch: TechCrunch says large-format iPod touch in 2009
Matt Faulkner / GottaBeMobile.com: Large Format iPod Touch - The Apple Tablet?
Jim Goldman / CNBC.com:
Apple's Jobs is (Still) Fine — You want to know how skittish Apple investors are and how little conviction they have in the company, or trust in its message, look no further than today's Gizmodo rumor fiasco. — The blog reports a serious decline in Steve Jobs' health as the real reason …
Discussion: Mobility Site, Tech Check with Jim Goldman, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Gawker and The Mac Observer
Zealot / Mobility Site: Apple Speaks to Goldman, Again
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman: Jobs', Cancer Rumors and a Whole Lot of ‘Here We Go Again’
Chris Gaither / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Steve Jobs illness rumors return, Apple stock falls
Owen Thomas / Gawker: Why It's Time for Steve Jobs and Apple to Split
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Steve Jobs' Health Declining Rapidly, Reason for Macworld Cancellation — According to a previously reliable source, Apple misrepresented the reasons behind Macworld and Jobs' keynote cancellation. Allegedly, the real cause is his rapidly declining health. In fact, it may be even worse than we imagined:
Discussion: Webomatica, Infinite Loop, Silicon Alley Insider, VentureBeat, Gawker, Mobility Site, 9 to 5 Mac, Reuters, HotHardware.com News, Chuqui 3.0, The Mac Observer, Digital Daily, Guardian, Tech-Ex, CrunchGear, AppleInsider, ChannelWeb, Broadband Developments, Boy Genius Report, Between the Lines, GMSV, SlashGear, Macsimum News, Tech Trader Daily, Perez Hilton and Apple 2.0
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: Why I'm Not Worried About Steve Jobs' Health
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: The many rumors of Apple's final Macworld
Owen Thomas / Gawker: Digg's Kevin Rose in Steve Jobs Health Panic
Zealot / Mobility Site: Steve's Health, Again
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac: Gizmodo says Steve Jobs' health going south...
Michael Santo / HotHardware.com News: Jobs is Fine, but Apple Stock Drops After Rumor
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: AAPL Sauce: Steve's Fine
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Is Steve Jobs's health ‘declining rapidly’ or not?
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: Apple Stock Drops After Another Steve Jobs “Poor Health” Rumor
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Slapfight over the Steve's health status
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Gadget blog juices fears over Steve Jobs' health
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Tech Blog Stirs Jobs Health Fears Ahead Of Macworld
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Jobs' health called into question yet again, Apple source denies rumors
John Murrell / GMSV: Steve Jobs health rumors just won't die
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Jobs' health is fine—or not
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: What's Macworld without its “living legend”?
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Local yogurt store tells blogger that Steve Jobs is “in great health” — Amid a flurry of (disputed) reports and rumors about Apple chief executive Steve Jobs' “rapidly declining health,” blogger Robert Scoble did some field work to dig for the truth today.
Discussion: Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Culture Moves Apple Stock, Film at 11
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Gawker Media's Nick Denton Sells Another Blog and Puts Another One on the Block — Gawker Media's Nick Denton continues to shrink his blog empire: He has sold off Consumerist.com to Consumers Union, the nonprofit that publishes Consumer Reports. And he is in talks to sell Defamer.com.
Discussion: paidContent.org, Silicon Alley Insider and AppScout
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org: Consumers Union To Buy Gawker's Consumerist.com
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Gawker Sells Consumerist To Consumer Reports
Geoff Fox / AppScout: Consumerist.com Sold To Consumers Union. Wow!
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Consumers Union to Buy Gawker Blog Consumerist — Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, planned to announce on Wednesday that it had acquired Consumerist.com, a popular blog formerly owned by Gawker Media. — Consumerist is one of several sites Gawker has sold this year …
Discussion: Center for Citizen Media, VentureBeat, Technologizer, CNET News, Consumerist and BuzzMachine
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Good News: Consumers Union is Buying the Consumerist
Steven Musil / CNET News: Gawker Media sells Consumerist blog
Ben Popken / Consumerist: Consumers Union Buys Consumerist
MD5 considered harmful today — Creating a rogue CA certificate — Jacob Appelbaum, Arjen Lenstra, David Molnar, Dag Arne Osvik, Benne de Weger — We have identified a vulnerability in the Internet Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) used to issue digital certificates for secure websites.
Discussion: Hack a Day, Computerworld Blogs, Computerworld, CrunchGear, Security Fix, InformationWeek, hackademix.net, securosis.com, Washington Post, internetnews.com, Tech Beat, Tech-Ex, Zero Day, Errata Security, TidBITS, Obsessable, Technologizer, Engadget, Threat Level, CNET News, SC Magazine US, Mozilla Security Blog, Bits, Destructoid, eWeek, The Register, GMSV, Security Research, Windows Connected, BreakingPoint Labs Blog and Data Center Knowledge
Eliot Phillips / Hack a Day: 25C3: Hackers completely break SSL using 200 PS3s
Michael R. Farnum / Computerworld Blogs: MD5 CA hack and the PS3
Robert McMillan / Computerworld: Researchers hack VeriSign's SSL scheme for securing Web sites
Scott Merrill / CrunchGear: MD5 collision creates rogue Certificate Authority
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: One Weak Link to Rule Them All
George Hulme / InformationWeek: The (Not Quite) End Of Security On The Internet
Giorgio / hackademix.net: Putting SSL in Perspectives
Rmogull / securosis.com: What Regular Users Need To Know About The SSL/Root Certificate Authority Exploit
Brian Krebs / Washington Post: Researchers Hack Internet Security Infrastructure
Aaron Ricadela / Tech Beat: Cracks Emerge in a Web Security Scheme
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: Don't Panic, But SSL is Broken
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: An easy fix ignored
Robert Graham / Errata Security: Not all MD5 certs are vulnerable
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS: Secure Certificate Hack Doesn't Imperil Users
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Hackers compromise SSL, potentially able to fake encrypted web connections
David Worthington / Technologizer: Researchers Demo E-Commerce Insecurity
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: PlayStation 3 used to hack SSL, Xbox used to play Boogie Bunnies
Jonathan Stray / CNET News: Web browser flaw could put e-commerce security at risk
Angela Moscaritolo / SC Magazine US: Hackers find hole to create rogue digital certificates
Johnathan Nightingale / Mozilla Security Blog: MD5 Weaknesses Could Lead to Certificate Forgery
John Markoff / Bits: Outdated Security Threatens Web Commerce
Brian Prince / eWeek: Rogue Digital Certificates Require CAs, Browser Vendors Work …
John Murrell / GMSV: Hackers create Secure Sockets Liar
Alexander Sotirov / Security Research: Creating a rogue CA certificate
Aubrey / Windows Connected: MD5, PKI Compromised
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: PlayStation Cluster Busts MD5 SSL Certs
Microsoft Security Advisory (961509) — Research proves feasibility of collision attacks against MD5 — Microsoft is aware that research was published at a security conference proving a successful attack against X.509 digital certificates signed using the MD5 hashing algorithm.
Discussion: Computerworld, Security Vulnerability …, MSRC and Neowin.net
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft: MD5 hack poses no major threats to users
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: MD5 encryption broken, Microsoft warns
Megan McCarthy / Techmeme News:
Top 10 objectively biggest tech stories of 2008 — Unlike other news sites, our impartial and omniscient news relevance engine enables us to produce a purely objective top story list for the year. Ok, ok, that's not strictly true, in fact manual editing was even phased in recently.
Discussion: broadstuff, TechCrunch and Broadband Developments
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: TECHMEME TOP 10 - OLD DOGS TURNING NEW TRICKS
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Techmeme Highlights Top 10 Stories Of The Year
Sales during Online Holiday Shopping Season Decline by 3 Percent — Despite Weak Season Apple, Amazon, Wal-Mart and Sears Post Traffic Increases — comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported its tracking of holiday season retail e-commerce spending …
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, CNET News, TechFlash, Tech-Ex, Digital Daily, Silicon Alley Insider and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Online holiday shopping drops 3 percent
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Holiday E-Commerce Sales Fall Flat
Steven Musil / CNET News: Online holiday sales drop 3 percent
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon sees traffic surge, a bright spot in grim retail season
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: Online Holiday Shopping Declines by 3 Percent: comScore
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: “Best Holiday Season Ever” Actually Worst Holiday Season Ever
Wall Street Journal:
Musician Finds a Following Online — Word-of-Mouth on Blogs and Other Sites Attracts Fans — and a Record Deal — In late 2006, Justin Vernon, a musician in Eau Claire, Wis., recorded nine songs while staying at his parents' hunting cabin in northern Wisconsin after a breakup with a girlfriend and his long-time band.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Techdirt and Recording Industry vs …
Triston McIntyre / TECH.BLORGE.com: Beating the record labels: small-time artists get a fair shot on the internet
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: More Musicians Discover That Online Is The Path To Fame
Pete Barlas / Investor's Business Daily:
Google's Product Search Catching Up Fast With Shopping Rivals — Google is catching up in the comparison shopping game. — In the last year, traffic to Google (NasdaqGS:GOOG - News) Product Search has soared closer to rivals such as Yahoo (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News).
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and WebProNews
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google's Product Search Catches Up with Rivals
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Product Search Growing Quickly
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
With Flickr Layoffs, Whither ‘The Commons’? — In mid-December, when Yahoo laid off George Oates, one of the original employees of the photo-sharing website Flickr, Oates immediately feared for The Commons, Flickr's project to have its millions of members turn their distributed intelligence to the world's photo archives.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Adobe's Flash and Apple's Safari Fail a Privacy Test — In the new browser war, privacy is a crucial battleground. — Mozilla's Firefox, Google's Chrome, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Apple's Safari all compete to give users the most control over their online identities and the best protection …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Sequoia Layoff Scorecard — Back in October, when I broke the news that uber venture fund Sequoia Capital had organized a secret meeting in which it warned its portfolio companies to prepare for the pending financial apocalypse, the revelation was met with some skepticism.
Nokia phones with the portrait of Stalin begins to sell in Moscow — Moscow-APA. Nokia mobile phones with the image of Joseph Stalin appeared in the sale in Moscow shops, APA reports. The cost of such phones, depending on the model ranges from 1000 to 60000 rubles.
Discussion: IntoMobile, Unwired View, Tech-Ex and Switched
Will Park / IntoMobile: Stalin-themed Nokia handsets spark controversy
David Gonzales / Unwired View: Nokia phones with image of Stalin go on sale in Moscow
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: Nokia Cell Phones with Stalin Wallpaper Show Up in Russia
Chris Ziegler / Switched: Nokia Phones Coming With Stalin-Themed Wallpaper in Russia
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Did Digg Really Improve Their Ad Targeting? — Nicholas Carlson at Silicon Alley Insider has an investigative post today where he analyzed the advertising that is running on Digg. At the end of his investigation, he noted that Digg is clearly running targeted ads now because he viewed ads that matched three of Digg's categories.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Clickety Clack
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Digg's Ad-Targeting Improves
Effective Cpms / Clickety Clack: When People Who Don't Know Anything About Ads Write About Ads
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Game Consoles Sucking Up $1 Billion in Energy Costs Per Year — According to a study by the National Resources Defense Council, Americans use up about $1 billion worth of energy per year powering video game consoles, enough to power the entire city of San Diego.
Discussion: Destructoid and Newlaunches.com
Lee / Liliputing:
RunCore's new low-cost SSDs now shipping — RunCore's new line of SSDs is now shipping, and the drives are priced very competitively. They're available in 16, 32, 64, and 128gb capacities and should retail at $69, $119, $199, and $389. Price/performance ratio is good, with read/write speeds on the drives at about 75/40 mb/s.
Discussion: runcore.com and 9 to 5 Mac
Michael Calore / Epicenter:
Ambient News Brings RSS to You, No Subscription Required — Lazy people, listen up. Now there's an RSS news reader made just for you. — Over the past two weeks or so, I've been playing around with some new, experimental Firefox add-ons that explore new ways of aggregating headlines of news stories on the web.
Shira Ovide / Digits:
John Malone Quietly Dumps IAC Shares — Why has John Malone been dumping his shares of IAC/InterActiveCorp in the past two weeks? — The company controlled by cable industry pioneer Mr. Malone in recent weeks has sold roughly $17.5 million worth of IAC stock, including a 193,000 share sale reported Tuesday.
Anton Kast / Digg the Blog:
Dupes & ongoing updates to Digg's promotional algorithm — We wanted to address some complaints about weaknesses in our duplicate detection mechanism and provide some insights on upcoming changes to the Digg promotional algorithm. I head up Research and Development at Digg and my team …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: An end to “dupes” on Digg?
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
S&P Sees Microsoft-Yahoo! JV, Google-Apple Tensions — 'Tis the season to make year 2009 predictions. Today, Standard & Poor's analysts released their predictions for the Internet in 2009. Scott Kesler, Internet analyst with S&P, says Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo! (YHOO) will …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: What does 2009 have in store for the Internet?
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Phenom Watch Phone launched, touchscreen and MP3 player included — Ever heard of the Phenom brand (no, not the AMD processors)? If you haven't, the US-based Phenom Communications surely wants you to, as it has just launched the Phenom Watch Phone. — Yes, another new watch phone …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gizmodo, Phenom Watch Phone, Boy Genius Report and techeblog.com
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Phenom Watch Phone launched; Could be yours for $195!
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Phenom SpecialOps Cellphone Watch: A Tacit Booyah
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Phenom Watch Phones; powered by S60?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Piper sees dull Macworld, new form factor iPhone by spring — With Apple chief executive Steve Jobs skipping out on this year's Macworld Expo, investment bank Piper Jaffray isn't holding high hopes for new product announcements outside a pair of refreshed Macs, but said in a report Tuesday …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Computerworld, iPhone Savior, NEWSFACTOR, Silicon Alley Insider and TUAW
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop: Apple's biggest blunders of 2008
Ryan Faas / Computerworld: Apple's 5 biggest moments in 2008
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior: Macworld Expo Downgraded To Moderately Boring
Robert Palmer / TUAW: Munster: New Macs for MWSF, small iPhone by second quarter '09
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Early New Year's gift from BGR: T-Mobile release schedule revealed, BlackBerry Curve 8900 included — Maybe one of our ninjas was feeling inspired by that crazy new Dick Tracy watch LG has in the pipes because he decided to go super-sleuth and dig up the goods on T-Mobile's upcoming release schedule for January and February, 2009.
Discussion: Unwired View, Obsessable, Gizmodo, BerryReview.com, Engadget Mobile and BlackBerry Cool
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: T-Mobile early-2009 roadmap leaked …
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: T-Mobile January and February release schedules revealed
John Mahoney / Gizmodo: BlackBerry Curve 8900 And 8MP Samsung Memoir Look Certain For Feb. 18 on T-Mobile
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Shadow II, Curve 8900, Samsung Memoir due in coming weeks on T-Mobile?