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?
Elliott Back / Elliott C. Back: Why the TechCrunch Tablet is Doomed
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: CrunchPad: a Netbook Sans Keyboard
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: TechCrunch Crunchpad looks great but ...
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Manufacturing is changing with us
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets: Is Michael Arrington the next Steve Jobs?
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: CrunchPad: a Keyboard-less Netbook
Chris Davies / SlashGear: CrunchPad $200 Web Tablet gets second prototype [Video]
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Michael Arrington's Minimalist Web Tablet Prototyped, Fulfills (Most) Promises
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 and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Report: Search Spending Off 8 Percent In Q4 — While search engine marketing has been somewhat more durable during the recession (to date), than other media, that may not save SEM from negative growth. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on the latest Efficient Frontier search marketing report, set to be released tomorrow.
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.
Discussion: DSLreports, BlackBerryNews.com, Boy Genius Report, GPS Obsessed and Mobile Tech Addicts
Troy D. Brown / BlackBerryNews.com: Verizon Launching Wireless Network Extender Femtocell on January 25
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: VZW Network Extender femtocell to launch 25 January
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, blogs.chron.com, Computerworld, VoIP Watch, Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Obsessable
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
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Cell providers enhancing coverage for Obama inauguration
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.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple's App Store: Has it peaked? — 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, the store has published …
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.
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” …
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, SlashGear, Gizmodo, Engadget Mobile and wmpoweruser.com
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?
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget Mobile: Microsoft's SkyBox sync service set for a February unveiling …
Intel to target ultra-portable notebook market with CULV platform — Intel plans to push a new consumer ultra-low voltage (CULV) platform into the market for ultra-portable notebooks priced between US$699-899 in the second quarter of 2009. The move is believed to be targeting AMD's new Yukon platform …
Discussion: Kit, GPS Obsessed, Engadget, SlashGear and I4U News
Shane Mcglaun / Kit: Rumored Intel CULV ultra-low-power notebook in the works
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Intel CULV Platform rumored for ultra-portable Notebooks
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: The Utube Blog, Copyrights & Campaigns and ZDNet Government
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: Michael Geist Blog
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, Search Engine Land, AdAge and Digital Daily
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Europe revives claims of Microsoft web browser monopoly
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: No Surprise: IAA Survey Shows Concern Over Google Market Dominance
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge: IAA Finds Advertisers Wary of Google
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