MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
With an official description, Google Drive is more real than ever — Almost everyday now brings a new hint into what Google is planning for its “GDrive” online storage service. Today, a piece of code found in the Google Pack software bundle includes both a product category and description for GDrive.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Digital Inspiration
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
First Official Description of GDrive — Brian Ussery noticed an interesting reference to GDrive in a file used by Google Pack. The file includes “localized information which is sent to translators”. — The product category for GDrive is “online file backup and storage” and there are two lines that describe the application:
Discussion: Pocket-lint.co.uk, Thanks:atul
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk: Official Google GDrive reference spotted
Brian Ussery / beu blog:
GDrive — “Online file backup and storage... GDrive provides reliable storage for all of your files, including photos, music and documents... GDrive allows you to access your files from anywhere, anytime, and from any device - be it from your desktop, web browser or cellular phone”.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Is Dell's Phone Called The MePhone? (DELL) — We've received a few tips from someone who claims to be close to Dell (DELL) about the company's entry into the smartphone market. We don't know if they're true, but they're not unreasonable, so we decided to share them for discussion.
Discussion: VentureBeat, wmpoweruser.com, 9 to 5 Mac and Computerworld Blogs
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Dell readying the iPhone competitor : ‘MePhone’
Mike Elgan / Computerworld Blogs: Dell to sell build-to-order cell phones?
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Dell Builds Prototype Android and Windows Mobile Phones, May Finally Sell Them — Stop me if you've heard this one: Dell might go into the smartphone business. OOOLLLDDD? But today the WSJ reports Dell's closer than ever, with prototypes built in two different styles and two competing platforms.
Discussion: Electronic Pulp
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: Dell supposedly prepping MePhone smartphone for launch soon
Wall Street Journal:
Dell Readies Smartphone Offering
Dell Readies Smartphone Offering
Discussion: GigaOM, Engadget, Gadget Lab, Unwired View, Tech Check with Jim Goldman, MobileCrunch, Silicon Alley Insider, Phone Arena, Electronista, Electricpig.co.uk, msmobiles.com, Between the Lines, Telecompetitor, Newsome.Org, BloggingStocks, Google Android News …, WMExperts, MacDailyNews, AndroidGuys, Crave, wmpoweruser.com, atmaspheric, textually.org, Pocket PC Thoughts.com, Phone Scoop and Mobility Site
Om Malik / GigaOM: Dell's Smart Phone Seems Real This Time!
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Dell Planning Smartphone Launch Next Month?
Brad Molen / Unwired View: Confirmed: Dell Working on Smartphone
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman: Dell Goes Handheld, Again
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Re-Rumor: Dell dippin' their toes in the smartphone game
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: Dell smartphone prototype runs Android
Edward J. R. / msmobiles.com: Windows Mobile phone from Dell coming next month
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: WSJ: Dell eyeing smartphone biz
Douglas McIntyre / BloggingStocks: Dell (DELL) moves into smartphones—who cares?
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Dell (again) rumored to have a smartphone
Leslie Katz / Crave: The gadget blog: More details on Dell's supposed smartphone
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Dell Prepping a Smartphone?
Nurhisham Hussein / Pocket PC Thoughts.com: A Dell smartphone? Pinch Me!
Rich Brome / Phone Scoop: Dell Developing Smartphones
Warning: Dependence on Facebook, Twitter Could Be Hazardous to Your Business — You've probably heard how much the micro-blogging service Twitter can help your business, or that being on social networking site Facebook can boost your company's profile. But what you might not have considered …
Discussion: Beyond Search
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Facebook and Twitter: Who Owns What
The Economy According To Mint — Aaron Patzer is the CEO and founder of Mint.com, a personal finance site that helps 900,000 consumers keep track of their spending. Mint's data is a snapshot of the consumer economy. In the guest post below, Aaron parses the data to tell us what the economy looks like from consumer's eyes.
Zuckerberg: Facebook's “intense” year — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, in a tie? Oh my. — If you know Mark you know he's a pretty casual dresser. Usually seen in T-shirt, jeans, and sandals. — But not here at the World Economic Forum where we walked around downtown Davos …
Discussion: The Social and Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …, Thanks:louisgray
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Mark Zuckerberg's sentiment engine?
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …: On Apple, Facebook, Google, Whuffie and why customer lock-in sucks
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Google fakes out Hotmail for Chrome support — Google has added a patch to its latest beta and stable versions of Chrome to make the browser work better with Microsoft's Hotmail site. — With the patch, Chrome tells Microsoft's site it's actually Apple's Safari browser …
Discussion: Obsessable, Google Operating System and Switched, Thanks:indiatweets
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Chrome, Firefox found vulnerable to clickjacking attacks
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Chrome's New Tab Page in Firefox
Tim Stevens / Switched: ‘Clickjacking’ Threat Hits Firefox and Chrome
Mark Larson / Google Chrome Releases:
Stable, Beta update: Yahoo! Mail and Security Fixes
Stable, Beta update: Yahoo! Mail and Security Fixes
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, Zero Day, Lifehacker and Google Operating System
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Chrome Spoofing User Agent at Hotmail
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: Google plugs ‘high-risk’ holes in Chrome browser
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Chrome Ad from Google Japan
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Sacrificing security for usability: UAC security flaw in Windows 7 beta (with proof of concept code) — This is dedicated to every ignorant “tech journalist” who cried wolf about UAC in Windows Vista. A change to User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 (beta) to make it “less annoying” …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0, Within Windows, Windows Connected, Neowin.net, Electronic Pulp and Channel 10, Thanks:longzheng
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Microsoft neuters UAC in Windows 7
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: 'Release Windows 7′ movement started by fan, I'm with it
Sarahintampa / Channel 10: Get Your Windows 7 Updates from Microsoft Connect
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Fannie Mae Logic Bomb Would Have Caused Weeklong Shutdown — A logic bomb allegedly planted by a former engineer at mortgage finance company Fannie Mae last fall would have decimated all 4,000 servers at the company, causing millions of dollars in damage and shutting down Fannie Mae for a least a week, prosecutors say.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge and The Register
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Disaster Averted at Fannie Mae Data Center
Dan Goodin / The Register: Feds: IT admin plotted to erase Fannie Mae
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
The Hazards of Recommending
The Hazards of Recommending
John Murrell / GMSV: When the going gets bad, the bad get going (1)
Soulskill / Slashdot: Fannie Mae Worker Indicted For Malicious Script
David Schlesinger / Full Disclosure:
Twittering away standards or tweeting the future of journalism? — I've been tweeting from the World Economic Forum, using the microblogging platform Twitter to discuss the mundane (describing crepuscular darkness of the Swiss Alps at 5 a.m.) or the interesting (live tweeting from presentations).
Dave Morin / Facebook Developers:
Facebook Connect and Apple's iPhoto '09 — At Facebook, we think that photos are one of the most powerful ways to connect and share with friends. Since 2005, Facebook Photos has given users a chance to share rich experiences with their friends who are on and off Facebook.
Discussion: The Social, Download.com editors, Neowin.net and atmaspheric
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Facebook Connect syncs up with iPhoto
Jasmine France / Download.com editors: Up close and personal with iLife '09—photos
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Facebook Connect in iPhoto
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Facebook Connects with iPhoto '09
Swiss police spy marijuana field with Google Earth — ZURICH, Switzerland - Swiss police said Thursday they stumbled across a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth, the search engine company's satellite mapping software. — Police said the find was part of a bigger investigation …
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk, Ars Technica, TECH.BLORGE.com, GPS Obsessed, Gizmodo, CrunchGear and InformationWeek
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: Google Earth guides police to weed farm
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Swiss Police Uncover Hidden Marijuana Farm Using Google Earth
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Google Earth used in Swiss marijuana bust
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
11 Business Plans For Twitter — Start the slideshow — Deadline for entry into our Create Twitter's Revenue Model contest is up and we thought we'd share some of the best entries. We haven't decided on a winner yet, so check them out and let us know what you think.
Neil McAllister / Fatal Exception:
The case against Web apps — Five reasons why Web-based development might not be the best choice for your enterprise. — For most of us, especially given these tough economic times, for the Web to have become the platform of choice for enterprise application development seems like a no-brainer.
Timothy / Slashdot: The Case Against Web Apps
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Rumor: Sony PS4 Plans Leaked, And It Targets Casual Gamers (SNE) — Take this one with a massive dose of skepticism, folks: A site we're not familiar with called gamingfront.net claims to have a leaked report from inside Sony (SNE) explaining the technical specs and thinking behind the so-called PS4, successor console to the PS3.
Jart Armin / Internet Evolution:
Dutch Treat: Pay for Some Content, Pirate the Rest — There may be an upside to illegal file sharing: The Institute for Information Law in the Netherlands reports that the average downloader buys more DVDs, music, and games than people who never download. Illegal downloaders represent 45 percent …
Discussion: Beyond Search, open and Slashdot
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Search of Some Type Delivers For-Fee Content
Glyn Moody / open: More Evidence that File Downloaders Buy *More*
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Handset Market Is Getting Darwinian — The economic downturn knocked the wind out of the handset market in the third and fourth quarters of 2008, resulting in shipments of 1.2 billion handsets for the year and overall growth of just 5.4 percent, according to data released today from ABI Research.
Discussion: ABI Research, Computerworld and eWeek
Christine Gallen / ABI Research: Enter the Year of the Smartphone: 171 Million and Rising
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Samsung, Nokia, Apple Handsets Do Well Despite Recession
Super Bowl 09: Social Media Hits the Gridiron — Twitter, YouTube, Facebook — round up the usual suspects! Super Sunday is going to be a Web 2.0 extravaganza. — There's an old saw about the Super Bowl that the game itself is really just an excuse to watch the ads.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: E*Trade Baby Has Nothing to Say on Twitter
Matt Rosoff / Digital Noise:
Microsoft: More Zunes coming in 2009 — Remember that teenage trick of sticking your fingers in your ears and saying, “I can't hear you”? That's how I felt on Thursday morning when I talked to Adam Sohn, the marketing director for Zune. — I don't mean that Microsoft is oblivious to reality …
Discussion: blogs.ft.com and Anything But iPod
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Microsoft's Zune: “Only resting”
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Samsung Touts Highest Density Memory Chip — Samsung is targeting manufacturers' new generation of “green” PCs with its new technology, which will be used in servers, workstations, desktops, and laptops. — Samsung Electronics on Thursday said it has used its 50-nanometer circuit technology …
Discussion: SAMSUNG United States, Boing Boing Gadgets, Gizmodo, Computerworld and Engadget
John Brownlee / Boing Boing Gadgets: Samsung packs 32GBs into DDR3
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Samsung Memory Breakthrough Means 32GB RAM Sticks
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
Cheap, super-efficient LED lights on the horizon — Incandescent tungsten-filament light bulbs face a global switch-off as governments push for energy efficient fluorescent lamps to become the standard. But the light could soon go out on those lamps too, now that UK materials scientists …
Soulskill / Slashdot: LED Lighting As Cheap As CFLs Invented
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Pandora open-source handheld console inching closer to debut (updated) — The long-awaited Pandora open-source handheld has inched one step closer to completion, as the OpenPandora team has put on display the nearly finalized case design. We review what we know about Pandora to date, and what the project is hoping to accomplish.
Discussion: OSNews, The Unofficial OpenPandora …, SlashGear and digg.com
Yariv Adan / Google Data APIs Blog:
Bringing OpenID and OAuth Together — We are happy to announce an important enhancement to our recently launched OpenID endpoint. Google now supports the “Hybrid Protocol”, combining OpenID federated login together with OAuth access authorization. Websites can now ask Google to sign …
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb, ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, ElasticVapor, TechCrunch and Plaxo's Personal Card
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb: Google Combines OpenID and OAuth in new Hybrid Protocol
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: OpenID + OAuth: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together
Beatrice Oltean / MSDN Blogs:
Live Search autosuggestions come to Firefox — We're happy to report that we've officially integrated Live Search into Firefox by popular demand. — The Live Search add-on for Firefox gives you auto-suggestions from Live Search right in the browser while you're typing your query.
Discussion: Port 25, BetaNews, CNET News, Search Engine Land and LiveSide
Alessandro Catorcini / Port 25: Live Search Add-in for Mozilla Firefox Released
Angela Gunn / BetaNews: Microsoft releases Live Search add-in for Firefox
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Microsoft adds fancy search option for Firefox
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Live Search “Auto Suggest” Add-On For Firefox Released
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Live Search Add-in for Firefox: adds Auto Suggest