Yahoo! Search Blog:
BOSS Update: Open Monetization, Pricing, Structured Data, and More — Today, we're announcing a handful of new features for Yahoo! Search BOSS as well as important updates on our terms of service and pricing. — Three New Features — Perhaps the most important component …
Josh Catone / SitePoint: Yahoo! BOSS: Now Actually Good for Google
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Yahoo Upgrades BOSS, Asks For Pennies In Return
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com: Yahoo tries turning BOSS into search cash cow
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Yahoo gets ready to charge for Search BOSS
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Yahoo to Enable Custom Semantic Search Engines
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Yahoo: BOSS Ain't Free
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Yahoo! to Charge Developers for BOSS; Releases Structured Data
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Yahoo DIY Search Gets A Business Model
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Readies The Meter For Its First Web Services Business — Yahoo is announcing several changes to its Search BOSS service, which lets developers incorporate web results from Yahoo's main search index into their own web apps. The biggest of these changes intends to transform one of Yahoo's …
Discussion: Industry Standard, Obsessable and eWeek, Thanks:searchmonkey
Paul Boutin / Industry Standard: Yahoo hopes to make money from its search API
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Yahoo BOSS lets you roll your own search engine
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Yahoo Search BOSS APIs Now Open for Developers
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm CEO Ed Colligan Talks Pre with Investors — We're listening to Ed Colligan talk to investors about the state of Palm and what some of their plans are going forward. Some interesting tidbits: — There will be no more PalmOS devices released by Palm (excepting the Centro getting released on other carriers).
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Palm pulls the plug on PalmOS
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Palm OS is Dead! Long Live Web OS!
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Is Palm OS Dead? What Do You Think?
Angela Gunn / BetaNews: Ed Colligan talks PalmOS, Pre, porcupines
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: We have reached the end of the Palm OS
Emily Price / Obsessable: Palm to abandon Palm OS
John Biggs / TechCrunch: Palm OS, She Is Dead
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Palm CEO Stabs Palm OS In The Heart
Will Park / IntoMobile: R.I.P Palm OS: 1996-2008
John Murrell / GMSV: Palm, patents and porcupines
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Palm OS Is Dead, Long Live Pre and Windows Mobile
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Palm CEO says company not in any legal battles right now with Apple over the Pre
John Brownlee / Boing Boing Gadgets: Palm CEO: PalmOS is dead, Pre App Store, International Carriers
Palm: “no issues with Apple” over patents
Palm: “no issues with Apple” over patents
Discussion: AppleInsider, Mobilewhack.com, MacBlogz and MacDailyNews
Zach Spear / AppleInsider: Palm throws cold water on possible patent battle
Blassey / Brad's Blog:
Fennec Milestone Release for Windows Mobile — On behalf of everyone who have been tirelessly working towards this goal, I would like to announce that our first milestone release of Fennec for Windows Mobile is now available for download. — This release is pre-alpha …
Ed Hansberry / InformationWeek: Mobile Browser Wars
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Mozilla Releases Fennec Web Browser for HTC Touch Pro
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Mozilla: Yes, there is a Fennec for Windows Mobile
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net: Mozilla Launches Pre-Alpha Fennec Browser For Windows Mobile: It Doesn't Work
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Mozilla Fennec Now Available for WinMo
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: Mozilla Fennec browser released in pre-alpha form for Windows Mobile
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk: Mozilla launches Fennec for Windows Mobile
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Mozilla releases Fennec pre-alpha for Windows Mobile
Apple prepping iTunes Replay on-demand video service — Apple is believed to be wrapping up a new feature in iTunes 8 that will allow users to stream their iTunes video purchases directly from the company's servers for playback anywhere, anytime without eating up local storage.
Discussion: MacRumors, Gizmodo and The iPhone Blog
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: ‘iTunes Replay’ On-Demand Video Coming?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: iTunes Replay: iTunes Video to Go Streaming
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Google Maps Edges Closer To MapQuest — A few weeks ago I thought I was onto something very hot. I was getting ready to announce that Google Maps had caught up to MapQuest in share of US Internet visits. I decided to wait a week to be sure things held. Since then, MapQuest has regained …
Discussion: Webware.com, ReadWriteWeb, AdAge, CloudAve, Understanding Google …, GPS Obsessed, Search Engine Land and WebProNews
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com: Google Maps, MapQuest neck and neck
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Old Habits Die Hard: MapQuest Still #1 Mapping Service
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Google Maps Edges Closer to MapQuest
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: Resistance is Futile: Google is Unstoppable
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Yahoo Local Search: Maps Vs. Mapquest: Hitwise has Mapquest still in the lead
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Google Maps Comes Close To Catching MapQuest
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Obama: I'm a PC — I realize people have bigger things on their minds these days, but how did the blogosphere not pick up on this yesterday? — Because while it's interesting (and important) to note that Intel (INTC) has committed to spending $7 billion in the U.S.-apparently …
Discussion: Microsoft Pri0, TechFlash, Computerworld, Byte of the Apple and The Toybox
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Obama's a PC? — Via Paul Otellini's comments touting Intel's …
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld: Obama lauds Intel plan to invest $7B in chip plants
Arik Hesseldahl / Byte of the Apple: A Fire At 510 Madison, Where Apple Won't Be Moving Anyway
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Outbrain Raises $12 Million Series B; Massive $18 Million Total Funding To-Date — Last year NY-based Outbrain raised a $5 million Series A round of funding. Today the company is announcing a new Series B round of funding to the tune of $12 million. Including a $1 million angel funding …
Discussion: paidContent.org, VentureBeat, Life Mashup and louisgray.com
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Outbrain, the news story recommendation service, gets $12M
RIM sees profit at low end of range, shares tumble — TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on Wednesday forecast profit at the low end of expectations because businesses are not buying its latest smartphone upgrades in the economic downturn.
Todd Ogasawara / MobileDevicesToday: More BlackBerry Users Than Projected But RIM Stock Drops Like a Rock
New BlackBerry users 20% higher than expected
New BlackBerry users 20% higher than expected
Discussion: Business Week, Apple Watch, PC World, Market Wire, Digital Daily, eWeek, Between the Lines and Tech Beat
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week: RIM Tempers Earnings Forecast
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch: Barack Obama's ‘BlackBerry Effect’
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: BlackBerry Storm: Press and Be Depressed?
Roy Mark / eWeek: RIM Warns Earnings Down, Subs Up
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: RIM's fourth quarter outlook a mixed bag
Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat: Econo-collapse? Not Us, Says RIM (Updated)
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
25 Random Things Meme Is a Boon for Facebook — According to the latest data from Compete, the ‘25 Random Things About Me’ meme has not only given us access to a plethora of random facts about people we barely know, but this digital fad has also been good for Facebook.
Discussion: The Social and broadstuff
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Is that ‘25 Things’ meme driving Facebook growth?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: 25 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT FACEBOOK
Angela Gunn / BetaNews:
Adobe: Microsoft's Silverlight ‘has really fizzled’ — Addressing attendees at a tech-and-telecom conference on Tuesday, Adobe EVP and CFO Mark Garrett spoke of the challenges ahead. Microsoft's software doesn't appear to be one of them. — Speaking at a fireside-chat style event …
Eric A. Taub / Gadgetwise:
Another Manufacturer Drops Plasma — Whether the rumors that Pioneer plans to pull out of the plasma TV business prove true or not, one other maker of flat panel TVs has left plasma behind: Vizio. — The five-year-old company, which originally made a name for itself selling lower-cost plasma and LCD TVs …
Discussion: DailyTech, Electronista, Gizmodo, Crave, CrunchGear and Engadget
Michael Barkoviak / DailyTech: Vizio to End Plasma TV Production
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Vizio Drops Out of Plasma TVs
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog: Vizio drops plasma TVs
Darren Murph / Engadget: VIZIO kicks plasma to the curb, will focus on LCD TVs
Elizabeth Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
Surviving the Drama of the Twitter Awards — The microblog site Twitter has raised trivial communication to an art form. Inevitably, it has its gala awards ceremony complete with feuding contestants. — Winners of the first annual Shorty Awards, honoring users of the medium of 140-character messages …
Discussion: Guardian, Contentinople, Digits and BetaNews, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Top tweets hit New York for Shorty Awards ceremony
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Never Mind the Money, Twitter Says
Elizabeth Holmes / Digits: Live-Twittering the Shorty Awards
Angela Gunn / BetaNews: Shortie Awards ceremony on tap for Twitter tonight
Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
Google surges in U.S. search engine rankings — Nielsen Online released its January 2009 U.S. search engine rankings Wednesday and not surprisingly, Google has a commanding lead. — The research firm said 9.4 billion queries were submitted to search engines during the month, representing a 28.5 percent year-over-year growth.
Discussion: Digital Daily, Search Engine Watch and WebProNews
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: For Those of You Just Joining Us: A Lot of People Use Google
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Nielson Online Releases January 2009 Search Engine Share Rankings
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Microsoft Makes Progress In January Nielsen Report
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
IBM to tap Amazon Web Services — One of the key questions for Amazon.com's cloud computing business is whether it can move beyond its early customer base of web startups to bring in large enterprise customers. Today, Amazon took a major step that direction with a wide-ranging partnership deal with IBM.
Discussion: CNET News, CNN and The Register
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: IBM teams up with Amazon Web Services
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: IBM lobs biz software at Amazon cloud
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Know Your Rights: Does the Kindle 2's text-to-speech infringe authors' copyrights? — Know Your Rights is Engadget's technology law series, written by our own totally punk ex-copyright attorney Nilay Patel. In it we'll try to answer some fundamental tech-law questions to help you stay out of trouble in this brave new world.
Discussion: The Register, Electronic Frontier Foundation, CrunchGear, GartenBlog and Gearlog
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Authors Guild to Amazon Kindle: Shut up
Michael / Electronic Frontier Foundation: Does the Authors Guild Want to Sue You for Reading Aloud to Your Kids?
Gartenberg / GartenBlog: Does Amazon have the right to read books out loud?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Video: Hands-On With the Kindle 2
Adam Lovallo / Inside Facebook:
The MySpace Platform, One Year Later: Games Dominating — Just over one year has passed since the launch of the MySpace Developer platform on February 5, 2008. At that time, MySpace opened up the platform for all developers. Now, one year later, what apps are doing well on MySpace?
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: MySpace Users Embrace Game Apps
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Photo-Sharing Site Runs Afoul of Facebook — A site encourages users to post “hilarious"photos of friends and charges fees to have them removed. Not everyone's laughing — Posting photos of last night's indiscretions on the Internet always carries risk.
Cliff Edwards / Tech Beat:
WiMAX on World Tour — Intel just offered its pre-Mobile World Congress update on the state of WiMAX: — Executive Vice President Sean Maloney says WiMAX has become “a global reality.” PC OEMS, Acer, Fujistu, Lenovo, Panasonic and others are offering new Centrino notebooks in the next couple …
Don Clark / Digits: Why Intel Remains Upbeat Despite Gloom About WiMax
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Why Spend $350 Million to Map Broadband? — Deep inside the stimulus bill that passed the Senate Tuesday is an allocation of up to $350 million for making a “nationwide inventory map of existing broadband service capability and availability in the United States.”
Discussion: Daily Yonder, DSLreports and BroadbandCensus.com Blog
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Lego and Alcatel teaming up to release Lego phone — Earlier this year Lego and Digital Blue announced combined efforts that would yield a variety of Lego-centric electronics aimed at kids. Slated to be released by this Summer, the announcement included details on a digital camera …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Book Settlement Site Is Up; Paying Authors $60 Per Scanned Book — Last October, Google signed a $125 million settlement with the Author's Guild to pay authors for copyrighted works it has scanned and made available on the Web through its Google Book Search project.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Modu Comes Out Of The Woodwork With A Truly Innovative Mobile Offering — Modu, the heavily-funded Israel-based modular phone manufacturer that enables you to slip a light mobile device into a variety of so-called “jackets” (think music players, other cellphones, car stereos, digital cameras …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile, MobileDevicesToday, GartenBlog, GPS Obsessed, Boy Genius Report, Electronista, I4U News, Mobile Roar, Gizmodo, Geeky-Gadgets, Gadgetell and Ubergizmo
Sean Cooper / Engadget Mobile: Modu showcases production phone and accessories
Todd Ogasawara / MobileDevicesToday: Modu Mobile Modular Phone
Justin / GPS Obsessed: Modu drops new modular cellphone jacket line, plans flurry of big announcements
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Modu to showcase production modular phone at MWC '09
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Modu unveils Phone and Modu Jackets at MWC 2009
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: Modu's Modular Cellphone Jacket System Coming In Q2
Fatgadget / Geeky-Gadgets: Modu - Production Phone Announced
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Blip.tv gives videomakers a chance to be a star — Everybody's in show biz. — Just ask Dina Kaplan, a co-founder of Blip.tv, the video website that distributes some 38,000 homegrown shows across the Web, and splits ad revenue 50/50 with the folks who make them.
First NVIDIA Ion system a desktop, due in spring — NVIDIA at a press conference in Taiwan today provided early details of launch plans for the first systems based on its Ion platform. The company's mainboard chipset manager Drew Henry says the first system based on the architecture …
Discussion: Digits, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, The Register, Computerworld, TheAppleBlog, TechSpot and Engadget
Don Clark / Digits: Nvidia Finds New Ways to Show How Bad Things Are
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Nvidia scores a couple of deals with Wintel
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Nvidia to power Dark Knight on Vista netbooks
Darren Gladstone / Computerworld: Five Reasons Nvidia ION Will Supercharge Netbooks
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Will This Be the Brains Behind the New Mac Mini?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Nvidia confirms Ion platform launch details
Donald Melanson / Engadget: NVIDIA shows off Ion Windows 7 multitasking, confirms launch details
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog:
Spotify versus last.fm — If you want music streamed to your computer for free there's already a big choice. As the ailing record industry thrashes around in search of a viable business model for the digital age, all sorts of deals are being done with new online services.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Spotify and Forever Geek
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Spotify Opens Up In The UK - If It Can Handle The Traffic
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Blockbuster Total Access to add games for $5 bump — Blockbuster is going after both Netflix and Gamefly with a new strategy: add the option of renting games as well as movies when you subscribe to the Total Access service. Games will cost a little more, and you can only have one title at a time …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Remember That Company You Sold Last Year? Riiight. Its Buyer Wants Its Money Back — It's no surprise that in a crummy market, money disputes tend to surface more than when everyone is feeling flush. But it may surprise you to learn that those disputes are taking place over startups sold as long ago as in mid 2007.
Cybercriminals Launch Attacks Through Digg — Bad guys leverage celebrities' names to put malware on victims' PCs. — Once again, hackers are using celebrity names in order to get people to download malware onto their PCs. This time, they are using the popular news aggregator Digg …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Facebook's Future Is Mobile — With nearly 2,000 “friends” on Facebook, I should be a regular visitor to the site. I am not. Instead, I prefer to use Facebook's mobile application on my iPhone to send messages, update my status, upload photos taken on the go and sometime even scroll through …
Megan Barnett / Portfolio: First Bytes: Facebook, RIM, Broadband, Yahoo