Google Book Search Blog:
1.5 million books in your pocket — Posted by Viresh Ratnakar, Guillaume Poncin, Brandon Badger, and Frances Haugen, Book Search Mobile Team — One of the great things about an iPhone or Android phone is being able to play Pacman while stuck in line at the post office.
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Google v Amazon: The next chapter for digital books
Alana Semuels / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google puts 1.5 million free books on your cellphone
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google's Answer To The Kindle?
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.co.uk: Google mobile book reader launched
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google Book Search Goes Mobile
Matt Hartley / Globe and Mail: Google to put 1.5 million books in your pocket
Paul Biba / TeleRead: Google book search goes mobile today
Arnold Zafra / RotorBlog.com: Google Book Search Goes Mobile
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Google Books Now Also Optimized for iPhone!
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Optimizes Book Search for Mobile
Jeff Young / Chronicle of Higher Education: Google Unveils Cellphone Version of Digital-Book Collection
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Books Mobile and More
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's Snow Leopard to include location, multi-touch tools — Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system will include tools borrowed from the iPhone that let developers determine the geographical location of Macs, as well as extend additional support for multi-touch to their apps, AppleInsider has learned.
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple's Snow Leopard may know where you are
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to be more iPhone OS-like
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Snow Leopard to adopt location, multi-touch from iPhone OS
Christian Zibreg / TG Daily: Why you will upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report: Snow Leopard to include location-based services, further multi-touch support
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: OS X Snow Leopard Will Be Location-Aware
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Apple's Snow Leopard Will Triangulate a Mac's Location
Mike Schroepfer / Facebook Developers:
Next Steps in Openness — Enabling social information to flow through the Web is one of the core goals of Facebook. In the two months since Facebook Connect became generally available, over 4,000 sites and desktop applications have gone live with the service.
Discussion: CNET News, Inside Facebook and All Facebook
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Facebook steps into OpenID Foundation
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Facebook Joins OpenID Foundation Board
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Joins OpenID Foundation Board
Facebook joins OpenID Foundation Board with a commitment to better user experience — Today we're excited to join Facebook's Mike Schroepfer in announcing that they have joined the OpenID Foundation's board as a sustaining corporate member. — Luke Shepard, a key member of Facebook's Platform …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Social Lipstick, FactoryCity, Mashable! and David Recordon's Blog
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Pledges Support For OpenID; But Will Anything Change?
Chris Messina / FactoryCity: Welcoming Facebook to the OpenID Foundation
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook Joins OpenID Foundation; So What?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple planning connected television, Apple TV with DVR - report — Although Apple has publicly denied interest in such markets, investment bank Piper Jaffray said Thursday it expects the company to introduce a networked television in the next two years and update its Apple TV set-top-box with DVR capabilities by year's end.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Podcasting News, Macsimum News and MacBlogz
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: Apple TV is at a crossroads
Elisabeth Lewin / Podcasting News: Piper Jaffray Forecasts Apple Planning ‘Connected Television’, Skeptics Disagree
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Analyst predicts beefed-up Apple TV, connected television
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Can Apple save Hollywood?
Can Apple save Hollywood?
Discussion: Roughly Drafted and Between the Lines
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted: How Apple TV can score at the big 3.0
JAJAH Turns iPod Touch Into an iPhone — White Label Solution Enables Any Carrier to Provide High Quality Calls and text Messaging via the iPod Touch — JAJAH, the leading IP telecommunications company, today announced a complete revamp of the iPod touch, turning the device into a fully functioning mobile phone for consumers.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Crave, The Social Times and jkOnTheRun
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: JaJah App Now Turns Your iPod touch Into a VoIP Phone
Marguerite Reardon / Crave: Jajah adds calling and texting to iPod Touch
Kristen Nicole / The Social Times: Jajah Enables Phone Calls from the iPod Touch
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: JAJAH (Kinda, Sorta) Brings Phone Calls to iPod Touch
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft offers to just ‘Fix it’ — When people encounter a problem with their PC, they often go to the Web and do a search to see if others have had the problem. If they are lucky, someone has found a fix and listed the steps on either a support document or within a user forum.
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog, Obsessable and techblog.dallasnews.com
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Microsoft “Fix it” button automates system repairs
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Microsoft rolling out new “Fix It” …
Douglas Bowman / Stopdesign:
Recreating the button — Until some future version of HTML gives us new native controls to use in a browser, at Google, we've been playing and experimenting with controls we call “custom buttons” in our apps (among other custom controls). These buttons just launched in Gmail yesterday …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google's Custom Buttons
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia-based Microsoft smartphone coming? — Nvidia's Tegra chip will be used in an upcoming Microsoft smartphone, according to an analyst at Broadpoint AmTech. — The San Francisco-based research firm also is speculating that Apple will eventually use the Nvidia ARM-based chip in a future iPhone.
Discussion: GigaOM, GPS Obsessed, techblog.dallasnews.com, EE Times, InformationWeek and dailywireless.org
Om Malik / GigaOM: Microsoft Smartphone Confirmed?
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Analyst thinks Microsoft is developing its own smart phone …
Rick Merritt / EE Times: Will M'soft make its own smart phone?
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: Samsung To Launch App Store
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Android: Motorola's Future?
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
Microsoft: Once Again, We're Not Making a Smartphone
Microsoft: Once Again, We're Not Making a Smartphone
Discussion: Microsoft Pri0, Digital Daily, Mobilewhack.com and Gizmodo
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Microsoft news roundup: Windows Mobile chatter; ‘Fix it’ …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Your Phone Has Just Committed an Illegal Operation and Will Now Shut Down
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Will We See a Microsoft Phone This Month?
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Offline Google Calendar — Some Google Apps users noticed a new option in Google Calendar: read-only offline access to the calendars using Google Gears. Mark Mathson has screenshots for the new feature, but it's surprising to see that Google Apps users, who usually received the updates later …
Discussion: TechCrunch, eWeek, Keenpath, Lifehacker, Epicenter and Download Squad, Thanks:markmathson
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Google Launches Offline Google Calendar
Mark Mathson / Keenpath: Google Calendar Offline Access
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Google Apps Users Get Offline Calendar Access
Scott Gilbertson / Epicenter: Google Calendar Adds Half-Baked Offline Access
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Google rolls out offline Calendar access
Joyce Sohn / Google Enterprise Blog:
Offline also available in Google Calendar
Offline also available in Google Calendar
Discussion: Webware.com, Maximum PC all, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, InformationWeek and WebProNews
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com: Google starts activating offline calendar access
Andy Salisbury / Maximum PC all: Google Calendar Now Available Offline for Some Users
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Google Calendar joins Gmail offline
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Calendar Gets Disappointing Offline Mode
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Google Calendar Goes Offline Thanks To Gears
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Calendar Grants Offline Access
Engineering Windows 7:
Update on UAC — Hi, Jon DeVaan here to talk to you about the recent UAC feedback we've been receiving. — Most of our work finishing Windows 7 is focused on responding to feedback. The UAC feedback is interesting on a few dimensions of engineering decision making process.
Discussion: The Register, ChannelWeb, SC Magazine US, eWeek, TG Daily, Tim Anderson's ITWriting, Neowin.net, Engadget and All about Microsoft
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Windows 7 UAC vuln not a vuln, MS repeats
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Microsoft Roasted Over Response To UAC Flaws
Angela Moscaritolo / SC Magazine US: Removing admin rights can stem Microsoft exploits
Brian Prince / eWeek: Microsoft Takes on UAC Security Issue in Windows 7 Beta
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily: Microsoft: UAC isn't broken, you just don't get it
Chakkaradeep Chandran / Neowin.net: Microsoft: Update on Windows 7 UAC issues
Paul Miller / Engadget: Windows 7 multitouch: it's a gimmick (for now)
David Pogue / New York Times:
So Many iPhone Apps, So Little Time — Who was it who wrote, in March 2008, just after Apple announced its intention to create an online app store for the iPhone, “You're witnessing the birth of a third major computer platform: Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone”? — Oh, right—that was me.
Discussion: The Technology Liberation …, Thanks:mrinaldesai
GadgetGirl / Gaj-It.com:
Shush! Samsung Acme i8910 is Leaked — Be the first to hear it here, as we have exclusive leaked photos sent to Gaj-It showing Samsungs latest addition to their eclectic portfolio of mobile phones. This new, but very ‘hush hush’ arrival is the Samsung Acme i8910, however …
Discussion: SlashGear, WMExperts, PhoneReport v2.0, Unwired View, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report and Mobilewhack.com, Thanks:patrickaltoft
George Ponder / WMExperts: Samsung's Acme and C6625
Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0: Acme is Samsung's Latest Flagship Phone
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Samsung Acme i8910 Loved by Coyotes Everywhere
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Samsung Acme i8910 multimedia phone gets spied
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Meebo launches Facebook chat, officially and securely this time — Instant message service aggregator Meebo is launching the first officially sanctioned version of Facebook's IM service, Chat, to work on another web site. Basically, it lets you IM with friends who are logged into Chat …
Discussion: Bits, MediaMemo, Mashable!, CenterNetworks and All Facebook
Brad Stone / Bits: Instant Messaging Site Meebo Adds Facebook Chat
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Facebook, Meebo Talking Again-Now That Meebo Has Agreed to Use Facebook Connect
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook Chat Returns to Meebo
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Facebook Chat Back on Meebo
Kristen Nicole / All Facebook: Teen Blackmail and More Scams on Facebook
Mike Anderiesz / Guardian:
‘We simply have to suffer,’ says Sony — For a man whose employer has just recorded its worst Christmas in years, David Reeves seems surprisingly calm. Indeed, speaking last Thursday, the day Sony announced third-quarter losses of Y18bn (£141m), he sounded more like a corner-man psyching …
Discussion: Neowin.net, CrunchGear, Gizmodo, PC World, Engadget, TechSpot, Silicon Alley Insider and Joystiq
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Playstation 3 to get 45nm Cell processor
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Sony Europe head says he's not interested in ‘winning,’ just becoming profitable
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Sony: PS3 to Get 45-Nanometer Chips Around June
Donald Melanson / Engadget: David Reeves drops hint of Sony's shift to 45nm PS3s
Jem Alexander / Joystiq: ‘We simply have to suffer a little,’ says Sony Europe's Reeves
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon Wireless BlackBerry BOGO sale, buy one get one free! — We just got a heads up that tomorrow, Verizon Wireless will start a BlackBerry BOGO sale. What's BOGO mean? Buy One Get One (free)! Here's the breakdown on how this will work, when you'll be able to do it, and what's included …
Discussion: CNET News, CrackBerry.com blogs and Gizmodo
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Verizon to offer 2 BlackBerrys for price of 1
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: Verizon Buy One Get One Starts Tomorrow?!!
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Is Apple working on a next-gen iPhone with customized multi-core chips? — By now it's an accepted fact that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has loosed a fleet of unannounced iPhones for real-world testing. And, true to Apple's usually secretive ways, the new “iPhone 2,1” feature-set is still a mystery.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and 9 to 5 Mac
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Multi-core iPhones again?
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon opens up payments platform to all developers — Amazon.com is making its Flexible Payments Service broadly available today. The service, which had been in limited beta, lets third-party developers tap into Amazon's existing payment infrastructure — letting them charge customers using …
Discussion: The Register, Amazon Web Services Blog, SitePoint and CenterNetworks
Austin Modine / The Register: Amazon pulls beta tag from PayPal foe
Amazon Web Services Blog: Amazon FPS advances to General Availability, tops it with a limited time FREE offer
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Wall Street Journal Lays Off 14; Dow Jones Newswire Untouched — Here are some of those cost-cutting measures Rupert Murdoch was talking about during today's News Corp. (NWS) earnings call: The Wall Street Journal is laying off 14 people in its editorial group, managing editor Robert Thomson announced this afternoon.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Condé Makes Another Digital Move: Someone to Sell Ads — Another sign that magazine heavyweight Condé Nast would eventually like to start making money from the Web: It's appointed someone to run the sales force of its digital properties. — Condé has tapped former Wired publisher …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Silicon Alley Insider
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Canadian government eyes open source, asks for feedback — The Canadian government is looking to shave costs wherever it can and is now eyeing open source software as one way to accomplish that goal. — The government of Canada has issued an official Request For Information (RFI) …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Is Wonderwall Gonna Be the One That Saves MSN? — In an interesting and innovative move compared to what has typically been less-than-hip online programming over the years, Microsoft's MSN service is debuting a slick new celebrity site called Wonderwall today-created, designed and produced …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!, Microsoft, Contentinople, TechFlash, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, PC World, Don Dodge on The Next … and The Social
Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!: Wonderwall is No Cooliris
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Celebrity Gossip Site
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Microsoft Premieres Celeb Site, Wonderwall
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Celebrity gossip, Microsoft? Really?
Gautham Nagesh / Nextgov.com:
Kundra said to be Obama's pick for OMB e-gov chief — The Obama administration plans to announce it has appointed Vivek Kundra, the District of Columbia's chief technology officer to take the top information technology post in the federal government, according to a source.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Tech Daily Dose
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica: D.C. CTO Kundra to be named federal e-gov head
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Chrome Will Have Extensions by May — Nicholas Moline noticed an interesting session from Google I/O, a developer conference that will be held in May. — Developing extensions for Google Chrome — “Learn how Google Chrome makes it easy to write extensions using the web technologies you already know.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Nick.pro, The Open Road, Mashable, Obsessable and OStatic blogs, Thanks:sampad
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch: Extensions for Google Chrome Coming In May?
Nicholas Moline / Nick.pro: Google Chrome Extensions Coming Out by May!
Adam Ostrow / Mashable: Coming Soon: Google Chrome Extensions
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Google Chrome likely to get extension support by end of May
Privacy fears over Google tracker — Google has announced a new feature that allows users to share their locations among a chosen network of friends. — The “opt-in” Latitude service uses data from mobile phone masts, GPS, or wi-fi hardware to update a user's location automatically.
Discussion: PC World and Neowin.net
Megan Burger / PC World: Privacy Lobby Slams Google Latitude
Sam Alderwick / Neowin.net: Privacy concerns arise over Google Latitude
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2009 — Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: February 5, 2009 — Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: February 10, 2009 — This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on February 10, 2009.
Discussion: Computerworld, PC World, CNET News, Zero Day and MSRC
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft plans critical patches for IE, Exchange
Robert McMillan / PC World: Four Security Updates Due From Microsoft Next Week
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Microsoft to release four security patches on Tuesday
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: MS Tuesday heads-up: Critical IE, Exchange flaws
Dave Caolo / TUAW:
First Look: Analytics for iPhone — Google Analytics is a popular and quite useful set of tools for monitoring a web site's traffic and performance. Set up is a snap and the reports are easy to read and flexible. You can create goals, monitor traffic and so on. What more could you want?
Discussion: Cartoon Barry Blog, Thanks:mdjensen
New York Times:
Digital Pirates Winning Battle With Studios — On the day last July when “The Dark Knight” arrived in theaters, Warner Brothers was ready with an ambitious antipiracy campaign that involved months of planning and steps to monitor each physical copy of the film. — The campaign failed miserably.
Discussion: Techdirt and TeleRead, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: NY Times Buys Bogus Movie Industry Complaints About Piracy
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Movie studios fighting piracy, losing
Agence France Presse:
MIT researchers make ‘sixth sense’ gadget — LONG BEACH, California (AFP) — US university researchers have created a portable “sixth sense” device powered by commercial products that can seamlessly channel Internet information into daily routines. — The device created by Massachusetts Institute …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, GMSV, CrunchGear and Maximum PC all
John Murrell / GMSV: My sixth sense tells me I'll look like an idiot
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: MIT creates a ‘sixth sense’ gadget: Less exciting than it sounds
Wall Street Journal:
A Makeover for Your Google Results — For years, I winced at what popped up when I Googled my name. — The top result of a search on “Julia Angwin” was an article I wrote for The Wall Street Journal in 2005 after I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was indicted for leaking the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog, Digits and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Julia Angwin / Digits: How Are Your Google Results?
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: How To Rehabilitate Your Name On Google (GOOG)