Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Tablet Update: Prototype B — It's time for an update on the progress we've made on the low cost touch screen tablet that I first wrote about in July 2008 when I asked for a dead simple touch screen web tablet that boots right to the browser. Here's our first post on the tablet …
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Is the Crunchpad Linux tablet a viable web surfing device at $299?
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: TechCrunch CrunchPad internet tablet prototype B on video
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: A $300 Choice: Netbook or CrunchPad?
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Open Source Internet Tablet
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Manufacturing is changing with us
Elliott Back / Elliott C. Back: Why the TechCrunch Tablet is Doomed
Chris Davies / SlashGear: CrunchPad $200 Web Tablet gets second prototype [Video]
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: CrunchPad: a Netbook Sans Keyboard
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: TechCrunch Crunchpad looks great but ...
Laura June / Engadget: TechCrunch's internet tablet gets a new protoype
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: CrunchPad: a Keyboard-less Netbook
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Michael Arrington's Minimalist Web Tablet Prototyped, Fulfills (Most) Promises
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets: Is Michael Arrington the next Steve Jobs?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: There's an Update on the TechCrunch Tablet
Soulskill / Slashdot: Second Prototype of the $200 Open Source Tablet
Jessica Vascellaro / Digits:
Search Advertising Runs into the Recession — By Jessica E. Vascellaro — On Thursday, the public will find out how online search advertising - the biggest chunk of the Internet ad market - weathered the rocky fourth quarter when Google reports its results for the period.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, A VC and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Holy Crap, Search Advertising Actually Shrank In Q4 (GOOG)
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Search Spending Down 8% in Q4; Will Google's Earnings Report Reflect the Same?
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Report: Search Spending Off 8 Percent In Q4
Report: Search Spending Off 8 Percent In Q4
Discussion: Beyond Search
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Search Spending Disambiguation
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Inauguration Crowd Will Test Cellphone Networks — The cellphone industry has a plea for the throngs descending on the nation's capital for the presidential inauguration: go easy on the mobile communications. — The largest cellphone carriers, fearful that a communicative citizenry …
Discussion: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog, Bits, the Econsultancy blog, Computerworld, Gizmodo, blogs.chron.com, VoIP Watch, Obsessable and Gawker
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: The best laid (wireless) plans
Jenna Wortham / Bits: The Inauguration Will Be Televised-and Tweeted and Flickr'd
Rebecca Lieb / the Econsultancy blog: Will Inauguration Be a “Wireless Woodstock?”
John Mahoney / Gizmodo: Cell Networks To Inauguration Attendees: Please Don't Use Your Phone Too Much
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Cell providers enhancing coverage for Obama inauguration
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The Obama Inauguration's Disaster Potential
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon launching Wireless Network Extender femtocell on January 25 — Sprint had the jump on this by a few months with its AIRAVE, but Verizon's not far behind in bringing femotcells to the masses with its less-elegantly-named Wireless Network Extender later this month on the 25th.
Discussion: Obsessable, DSLreports, Boy Genius Report, BlackBerryNews.com, GPS Obsessed and Mobile Tech Addicts
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Verizon Wireless Network Extender enhances cell reception at home
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: VZW Network Extender femtocell to launch 25 January
Troy D. Brown / BlackBerryNews.com: Verizon Launching Wireless Network Extender Femtocell on January 25
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple's App Store: Has it peaked? No! — One of the results Apple's executive team is sure to trot out Wednesday when it releases the company's fiscal 2009 Q1 earnings report is the explosive growth of its iTunes App Store. — Six months after it opened for business …
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft set to unveil MobileMe competitor next month — Microsoft is planning to unveil three new mobile services at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next month. The software giant is aiming to move your mobile data into the cloud and rival Apple's MobileMe service.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Boy Genius Report, SlashGear, Gizmodo, TechSpot, wmpoweruser.com, MobileCrunch and Engadget Mobile
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Microsoft Rumored To Add Mobile Devices to Live Mesh With SkyBox
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft cloud-backup & download store launch at MWC? GUI leaks claimed authentic
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: SkyBox: Microsoft's MobileMe, But for All Phones?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Microsoft to unveil MobileMe competitor next month?
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Microsoft to challenge MobileMe and App Store next month?
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget Mobile: Microsoft's SkyBox sync service set for a February unveiling …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Lotus Notes Soon To Become Even More LinkedIn — LinkedIn has partnered with IBM to create a new plugin that integrates its professional social network into Lotus Notes, a popular business desktop client that includes Email, calendar, and IM functionality. The plugin is making its debut …
Discussion: Webware.com and Virtual Worlds News
Ed Oswald / Technologizer:
Google to Give “Preferred” Sites Prominence in Results — The Mountain View, Calif. search giant is rolling out an interesting new search feature in beta that allows users to set a list of preferred sites, from which the search algorithm will give prominence to those sites when results are returned.
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Experiment Lets Users Cite Their Preferences
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Music Industry Imitates Digital Pirates to Turn a Profit — CANNES, France — After years of futile efforts to stop digital pirates from copying its music, the music business has started to copy the pirates. — Online and mobile services offering listeners unlimited “free” …
Discussion: p2pnet and Michael Geist Blog
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA pulls out of John Doe cases involving college students — Last month, the RIAA announced that it was putting an end to its reviled legal campaign against P2P users and would not be filing any new cases, moving instead towards a graduated response plan.
Discussion: Recording Industry vs …
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People: RIAA drops “John Doe” …
Andrew Stone / Times of London:
Blogging your way into the big time — Using internet contacts can lead to myriad opportunities for small firms — Soon after starting up, Scottish beer business Brewdog was struggling to sell its product until its co-founders hit on the idea of using the internet to market their distinctive beers.
Nicola Leske / Reuters:
T-Mobile to offer G1 in more European countries — HAMBURG (Reuters) - German Deutsche Telekom's wireless unit T-Mobile will begin selling its G1 phone, which has been available in Britain and the United States since October, in several European countries in coming weeks.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Unwrapp Tracks Your Favorite Web Apps So You Don't Have To — Unwrapp is a brand new application that enables you to keep on top of all the web applications you use, by notifiying you when there are new versions, features or upgrades of the services in question.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
eBay Q4: “Letting Go of a Very Successful Past” … Good thing Wall Street's expectations for eBay's fourth-quarter earnings are low, because the online auctioneer is gearing up to post what many believe will be its first quarterly revenue decline in nearly 10 years.
Is Google Talking Trash to the European Commission Over Internet Explorer? — So Microsoft is again being called to the anticompetitive carpet by the European Commission (Wall Street Journal pay wall), this time over the bundling of its Internet Explorer Browser with its Windows operating system.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Digital Daily
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Europe revives claims of Microsoft web browser monopoly
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: QOTD — Some advice to Google: The cop you help to get Microsoft …
‘Extraordinary’ attack on Microsoft
‘Extraordinary’ attack on Microsoft
Discussion: Engadget and Ars Technica