Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Whoa, Twitter Mania — Maybe it is all the TV news mentions, but Twitter is seeing the growth in U.S visitors to its site accelerating. In February, 4 million people in the U.S. visited the site, up from 2.6 million the month before, according to the latest data from comScore.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
3G Phones Exposing Networks' Last-Gen Technology — SAN FRANCISCO — Oh, the things modern mobile phones can do. They are music-playing, video-taking, direction-providing multimedia powerhouses. But many people have trouble getting them to perform their most basic functions, like making phone calls.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: The Ugly Secret of 3G: Underperformance, Under Pressure
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Googlers Shocked By Armstrong Defection — We've been calling and emailing our sources at Google, AOL, and the ad agencies to gauge the industry's reaction to news that Google US sales boss Tim Armstrong would replace Randy Falco as AOL CEO. — Most of our sources asked to remain anonymous …
Discussion: Epicenter, GMSV, Local Onliner, Beyond Search, Washington Post, Between the Lines and BoomTown
Fred Vogelstein / Epicenter: Has Google's Tim Armstrong Lost His Mind?
John Murrell / GMSV: Nice going-away cake, but why is my name on it?
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google AOL Shock
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Tim Armstrong's fine risk-reward setup at AOL
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
‘Bridge to Microsoft’ Is One of Puget Sound Prizes in Stimulus — Microsoft Corp., which has $20 billion of cash in the bank, is among the first in the Puget Sound area to benefit from the investment in roads and bridges through President Barack Obama's stimulus plan.
Discussion: Microsoft Pri0, TechFlash and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Federal stimulus funds to accelerate construction on overpass …
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Stimulus Package Contains $11 Million ‘Bridge To Microsoft’ Giveaway
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Kumo home page — We've seen a number of screen shots of Kumo.com, but this is the first one we've seen of the home page: — Note the pager at the bottom right. — We like this idea of deploying Kumo internally, so that MS employees who apparently don't read LiveSide, and “didn't get the memo” …
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Technologizer, Ars Technica, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and Microsoft Pri0
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Preview Of Microsoft's Kumo Home Page?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: More About Microsoft's Kumo Search Engine, Sort of
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Kumo homepage screenshot leaks, shows many minor tweaks
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Microsoft Live Search share drops to 12-month low; Will rebranding it help?
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Twitter Paid $6 or Less for Crowdsourced ‘Birdie’ Graphic — The bird on Twitter's home page, familiar to millions, is small, cute and fun, and implies communication and anticipation. One might say it's the perfect graphic for Twitter. Yet the company paid its designer at most $6, without attribution.
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek:
Microblogging Will Marginalize Corporate Email — In case you missed it last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt had this to say about the microblogging service Twitter: … At first blush, this seemed like an example of Google not ‘getting it’ when it comes to Twitter (see the comments to the linked blog post above).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Rules Apply To Everyone — The Elliot Spitzer phenomenon is part of being human. For whatever reason, people who obtain power can convince themselves that the very rules they create and enforce don't apply to them. Elliot Spitzer and his prostitutes. Al Gore flying carbon-spewing private jets.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com and The Drama 2.0 Show, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Stewart slams Cramer with Apple video — The highlight of Thursday night's appearance of CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — which both NBC and Comedy Central had done their best to promote as the grudge match of the century — turned out to be a two-year …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Industry Standard, BoomTown, TUAW, Macworld, Gizmodo and digg.com
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Jon Stewart exposes Apple stock manipulation
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Industry Standard: Jim Cramer reveals a hedge fund strategy for manipulating Apple stock
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: For Getting the Skinny on Apple Stock Hijinks Alone, BoomTown Hearts Jon Stewart
Mel Martin / TUAW: Jim Cramer smackdown includes talk of Apple
Roberto Mateu / Opera Labs:
Opera Turbo — At Opera, we love speed. We work hard to make our browser faster with features that speeds you up, but your connection also plays a big role on how fast you can go. — Some people have fast connections, a lot have slow connections. Many are always on the run from one place …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Download Squad and TechSpot
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Opera Turbo Speeds Desktop Browsing, but at What Cost?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Opera tests server-side optimization technology
David Wood / Symbian Foundation Blog:
Introducing the Release Plan — There's a lot of activity underway, throughout the software development teams for all the different packages that make up the Symbian Platform. — These packages are finding their way into platform releases. The plan is that there will be two platform releases each year.
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Symbian moves to a 6 month release schedule
Shaun Nichols / iTnews Australia: Symbian fleshes out release strategy
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Symbian sets schedule for OS road map
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: Symbian Sets Timetable For Software Rollout
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Symbian Foundation outlines Symbian's future
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Symbian Platform Plans Six Month Releases
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Symbian Unveils Platform Release Schedule
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian: Symbian Foundation OS release schedules published
David Wood / dw2-0: Top posting on Techmeme
Brian James Kirk / MobileBurn.com: Symbian Foundation OS could reach devices by end of 2009
Maydalene Salvador / TrendLabs:
TinyURL Phishing Becoming Popular — The language has changed but the modus operandi remains the same. Spammed messages, this time in Spanish, again use TinyURLs to mask the exact destination of the links they contain. Here's a sample email message: … The message above claims to be from Bancaja, a popular Spanish bank.
Erik Larkin / PC World: Spot the Tiny Phishing Trick
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
HP imposes more salary cuts for EDS employees — HP said late Friday afternoon that it was temporarily cutting base salaries for EDS employees by an additional 10 percent beyond what was announced last month. On February 18, the company said it was cutting base pay across the board …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Will Windows Mobile 7 fix updating? — According to a recent job posting, Microsoft might be changing how updates work on Windows Mobile with the release of version 7 next year. — Windows Mobile has many things it could be doing better, and updates are near the top of the list.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, IntoMobile and istartedsomething
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
Appeal says juror sent ‘tweets’ during $12.6M case — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A building materials company and its owner have appealed a $12.6 million verdict against them, alleging that a juror posted messages on Twitter.com during the trial that show he's biased against them.
Discussion: Collaboration 2.0, VentureBeat and digg.com
Oliver Marks / Collaboration 2.0: Juror Tweet: “I just gave away TWELVE MILLION DOLLARS of somebody else's money”
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Juror tweets $12.6M verdict
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Google exec: ‘Twitter-like service’ more interesting with more data — The essence of Google's product strategy is to “follow the data,” said the company's Seattle site director, Brian Bershad, during a presentation about the future of search at a Technology Alliance event this morning.
Discussion: Scripting News, Silicon Alley Insider and OStatic blogs
Erica Sadun / Ars Technica:
Apple extends beta-developer memberships — Apple has just e-mailed iPhone developers who participated in the early beta SDK program to extend their membership and iTunes Connect contracts to July 11, 2009. Apple promises to contact developers soon with details and instructions about the extension.
Discussion: CNET News and The iPhone Blog
David Martin / CNET News: Apple extends iPhone developer program
Michael Weiss-Malik / Google LatLong:
Live from Mars! — Just last month, we released Mars in Google Earth 5.0 and finally satisfied the long-standing demands of our Martian userbase. However, much to our delight, Mars has also proven popular among Earthlings, so today we're pleased to announce several new features for Mars …
Discussion: The Official Google Blog, Google Earth Blog, VentureBeat, CNET News, HotHardware.com News and AppScout, Thanks:atul
Noel Gorelick / The Official Google Blog: Celebrating Mars, then and now — Today is the 174th birthday …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Why are there canals on (Google) Mars?
Dong Ngo / CNET News: Google Earth updates maps of Mars
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Google Takes Google Mars Back in Time
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Amazon Uses DMCA To Try To Block Other Ebooks From Getting On Your Kindle — Slashdot points us to the rather unfortunate news that Amazon has sent a DMCA takedown notice to MobileRead, concerning a link that site had to a small piece of software that would allow ebooks purchased elsewhere (other than Amazon) to work on the Kindle.
Discussion: The Register, TechSpot, Engadget and Slashdot
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Amazon uses DMCA to prevent third-party eBook sales
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Amazon using DMCA to restrict Kindle content sources
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
What I'm Looking For at Austin's Tech Fest — South by Southwest Interactive, the annual festival that lures the tech-savvy set away from the warm glow of their computers to Austin, Tex., kicks off Friday. I'll be joining the masses who turn out to see the newest and coolest Web innovations …
Discussion: The Social, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Hello from Austin! Now SXSWi begins
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Top Search Terms on Twitter Since July 2008: Sleep.fm, Ezinearticles, and GaryVee — Twitter users clearly love the social alarm clock Sleep.fm, the Vaynerchuk brothers, Chris Knight, and ezinearticles. At least, according to search analytics firm Compete, which aggregated …
Discussion: Compete Blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Becky Bitzenhofer / Compete Blog: Twitter Trends - The Search is On
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's New Public Profiles: Good for Businesses, Bad for People — Over the past couple of days, Facebook has been rolling out a revamped home page to all its users which delivers several major changes including real-time updates, new filtering controls, a new share box (called …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Your mom is leaving MySpace for Facebook (but you aren't) — MySpace has been maligned for what appears to be stagnant if not declining traffic in its core U.S. userbase. But the story is more nuanced, and not so dire. Sure, MySpace's overall traffic has taken a big hit over the last year …
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Computerworld
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Facebook use jumps — thanks to older users
Adobe: ‘Open’ But Not Always Open Source — Adobe says it sees openness as a way to grow interest. But not every one of its products is ready for open source. — With technologies like Flash and PDF pervasive across the Web, Adobe has established itself as one of the leading forces …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
ABC News to interview John McCain — on Twitter — One of the biggest complaints about Twitter is that its 140-character limit is simply not enough to say what you need to say sometimes. Of course, this limit works both ways — it can also stop people from going on for too long about something.
Discussion: George's Bottom Line
Jennifer Parker / George's Bottom Line: “Twitterview” With Sen. John McCain Tuesday
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
New York Times May Revisit User Fees for Some Web Content, Sulzberger Says — New York Times Co. may revisit charging fees to users for some Web site content to combat the “grim” economic outlook, Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said. — The company is considering “incremental” …
Discussion: The Morning Delivery and Umair Haque
Elizabeth Montalbano / Computerworld:
Report: Microsoft U.S. search share hits 12-month low — Google continues to dominate as Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL lag far behind — IDG News Service) Microsofts Corp.'s share of Internet searches in the U.S. fell to a 12-month low according to a ComScore Inc. report on Internet search queries for February.
Discussion: comScore, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and Digital Daily
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Microsoft Search Share: It's Not the Size That Counts?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Over 80 bug fixes due in Mac OS X 10.5.7 “Juno” — Apple on Thursday evening made available to its developer community yet another pre-release of Mac OS X 10.5.7, which stands to be the seventh maintenance and security update to the company's Leopard operating system in less than 18 months.
Discussion: MobileCrunch, Neowin.net and CNET News
Jeremy Kessel / MobileCrunch: Symbian remains most dominant mobile OS in the world
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: 80+ bug fixes in store for Mac OS X 10.5.7
Larry Dignan / CNET News: Mobile OS wars: Symbian leads globally; Mac OS X surges