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 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, last100, Obsessable, jkOnTheRun, The Mobile Gadgeteer, Boy Genius Report, Scobleizer, TomsTechBlog.com, Guardian, SlashGear, Liliputing, atmaspheric, Elliott C. Back, Gizmodo, CloudAve, Electronista, Boing Boing Gadgets, dailywireless.org, Zoli's Blog, GottaBeMobile.com, Engadget, eHomeUpgrade and Slashdot
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: TechCrunch CrunchPad internet tablet prototype B on video
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: A $300 Choice: Netbook or CrunchPad?
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Is the Crunchpad Linux tablet a viable web surfing device at $299?
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Crunchpad begins to take shape
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Manufacturing is changing with us
Chris Davies / SlashGear: CrunchPad $200 Web Tablet gets second prototype [Video]
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: TechCrunch Crunchpad looks great but ...
Elliott Back / Elliott C. Back: Why the TechCrunch Tablet is Doomed
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Michael Arrington's Minimalist Web Tablet Prototyped, Fulfills (Most) Promises
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: CrunchPad: a Netbook Sans Keyboard
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets: Is Michael Arrington the next Steve Jobs?
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Open Source Internet Tablet
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: CrunchPad: a Keyboard-less Netbook
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: There's an Update on the TechCrunch Tablet
Laura June / Engadget: TechCrunch's internet tablet gets a new protoype
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: TechCruch Shows Off Working (Internally Designed) Web Tablet Prototype
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, The Technology Liberation …, A VC and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Holy Crap, Search Advertising Actually Shrank In Q4 (GOOG)
Berin Szoka / The Technology Liberation Front: Search Advertising Dropped 8% in 2008: Why Users Should Care
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
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.
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica: Verizon getting on femtocell bandwagon with Sprint, AT&T
Om Malik / GigaOM: Is Verizon Wireless Network Extender a Ripoff?
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Report: Verizon to launch femtocell extender this month
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Verizon to Offer $250 Home Femtocell
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: VZW Network Extender femtocell to launch 25 January
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Verizon Wireless Network Extender enhances cell reception at home
Troy D. Brown / BlackBerryNews.com: Verizon Launching Wireless Network Extender Femtocell on January 25
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: Electronista, TechCrunch, Obsessable, Gizmodo, Engadget Mobile, wmpoweruser.com, SlashGear, Boy Genius Report, MobileCrunch and TechSpot
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Microsoft Rumored To Add Mobile Devices to Live Mesh With SkyBox
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Microsoft set to unveil SkyBox, SkyLine sync services, SkyMarket …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: SkyBox: Microsoft's MobileMe, But for All Phones?
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget Mobile: Microsoft's SkyBox sync service set for a February unveiling …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft cloud-backup & download store launch at MWC? GUI leaks claimed authentic
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Those Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots might be real. Maybe.
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Microsoft to unveil MobileMe competitor next month?
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 …
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
John Mahoney / Gizmodo: Cell Networks To Inauguration Attendees: Please Don't Use Your Phone Too Much
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Carriers Prep for DC Inaugural
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Obama's inauguration: Cellphone reception concerns, Twitter madness …
Rebecca Lieb / the Econsultancy blog: Will inauguration be a “Wireless Woodstock?”
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Wireless Networks Prepare For Inauguration Traffic Jam
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Cell providers enhancing coverage for Obama inauguration
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 …
Discussion: TUAW and MacDailyNews
Todd Ritter / TUAW: Crayon Physics Deluxe for iPhone
Melissa Bounoua / Forbes:
Twitter Not Loved In Europe — European companies say the social-networking tool is a time waster. — “Just had a cup of our Guatemala Casi Cielo ... It means ‘almost heaven’ in Spanish,” a Starbucks manager wrote in a recent Twitter post. — The coffee giant is one of many U.S. companies using Twitter …
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog and Mashable!
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog: Do European Companies Really Dislike Twitter?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: European Companies Don't Like Twitter. Should They?
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: eWeek, Webware.com, WebProNews and Virtual Worlds News
Clint Boulton / eWeek: IBM, SAP Ally on Alloy For Enterprise Collaboration
Chris Crum / WebProNews: LinkedIn Gets Integrated with IBM Lotus
Jansen Ng / DailyTech:
Intel Cuts Prices, Introduces New Models — New lower power models are pricey — Intel has announced price cuts for some of its Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual Core, Celeron, and Xeon products. It has also announced several new Core 2 Quad CPUs with a 65W TDP.
Discussion: Electronista, TECH.BLORGE.com, Maximum PC all and TechSpot
Michael W. Jones / TECH.BLORGE.com: Intel price reductions, new chips
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC all: LGA 775 Lives on with Processor Price Cuts and New Lower Wattage Models
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Intel cuts prices, introduces new 65W quad-core models
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: Intel cuts prices on some chips up to 48 percent
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.
Discussion: Podcasting News
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Beer, Blogs and Money
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
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Skydeck Puts Your Cell Phone Online — Cell phone providers hold a wealth of information about your real-world social network in their records that you can theoretically access through their cumbersome web interfaces. None of the cell phone companies we are aware of do a good job at presenting …
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch and Skydeck
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Skydeck Now Puts All Your Calls, Contacts, and Voicemails On The Web
Tim Arango / New York Times:
After Steve Jobs Acknowledges Ill Health, Doubts for Reporters — For many months, the media munched on denials from Apple that its chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, was in poor health, despite visual evidence to the contrary. — Inevitably, the announcement from the company last week …
Owen Thomas / Gawker: A Puffed-Up Reporter's Puffed-Up Sources
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” …
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
VC Deal Scoop: Potbelly, Geni & More... What follows are six VC deals culled from recent Regulation D filings with the SEC. They have not been otherwise disclosed: — * Ardian Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of a medical device to treat congestive heart failure …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Pulse2
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Geni Gets Another $5 Million for Social Networking and Genealogy Site …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Family Tree Social Network, Geni.com Raises $5 Million
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.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, WebProNews, Search Engine Land and Google Operating System
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Roll Your Own Google: Customize Your Search Results With ‘Preferred Sites’
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Experiment Lets Users Cite Their Preferences
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Preferred Sites
Erica Sadun / Infinite Loop:
What the duck? Train your iPhone to (truly) learn new words — I was chatting with some colleagues today who complained that their iPhones never seemed to learn new words properly and permanently, no matter how often they typed them. In the case of the Ars staff, I won't lie …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Blackberry Storefront Accepting App Applications — Following in the footsteps of Apple and its iTunes App store, several mobile companies have announced plans to launch their own storefronts. Research In Motion is looking to launch its store relatively soon, and it took a major step forward …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gizmodo, BerryReview.com, CrackBerry.com blogs and BlackBerryNews.com
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: BlackBerry Storefront App Store Now Accepting Submissions
Joey Sanders / BlackBerryNews.com: Applications for BlackBerry App Store being taken
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple among PC makers sued over OS permissions tech — Apple is among a dozen systems builders being sued this month for infringing on a pair of patents that cover system-wide software permissions for defining the range of operations that computer applications may or may not perform.
Discussion: Macsimum News
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple, other computer makers sued for 'system-wide software …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
RIAA Really Does Not Want Live Broadcast Of Hearing In Tenenbaum Case — from the what-are-you-afraid-of? dept — It seems the RIAA is, once again, showing its true colors. When Charlie Nesson asked the court in the Tenebaum case to allow a live internet broadcast of a hearing to dismiss the case, the RIAA protested.
Discussion: Obsessable, The Utube Blog and ZDNet Government
Sean-Paul Correll / PandaLabs:
Malware Campaign Impersonates Barack Obama's Website — Today we discovered a botnet controlled, fast-flux operated malware campaign impersonating the United States President-elect Barack Obama's website. The fake website looks just like the real thing and attempts to bait viewers into clicking …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Infosecurity.US and The Register
Marc Handelman / Infosecurity.US: Malware Posing As Presidential Website
John Leyden / The Register: ‘Obama quits’ spam recruits zombie drones