Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Another Microsoft Ad That Ignores Windows — Tired of all the banter about Lauren, the lady who spurned the 17-inch MacBook Pro for an HP laptop? Meet Giampaolo, the newest protagonist in Microsoft's “Laptop Hunters” ad campaign for Windows: — The format of the commercial is the same as the …
Discussion: Bob Caswell, CNET News, TechFlash, CrunchGear, The Windows Blog, Gizmodo, blogs.chron.com, TUAW, MacRumors, RyanSpoon.com, VentureBeat and ithinkdifferrent
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Microsoft gets beautifully picky in new Mac attack
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: Laptop Hunters: Meet Giampaolo
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Shocking: New Microsoft Ad Implies Macs Are Inferior
Mel Martin / TUAW: Microsoft at it again with 2nd ad tweaking Macs
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Microsoft Releases Second ‘Laptop Hunters’ Commercial
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferrent: I'm a PC coz I'm really picky @ $1500
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Microsoft makes yet another HP commercial — As expected, Microsoft released its second “Laptop Hunters” commercial today. But rather than the bubbly actress Lauren, this one features Giampaolo, a “technically savvy” shopper. Once again, the ad pits a PC versus Mac, with price being the key issue.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger, 9 to 5 Mac, CNET News and Smalltalk Tidbits …
LCH / Incremental Blogger: Tablet PC scores supporting role in latest Microsoft Laptop Hunters commercial
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Second Microsoft Laptop Hunters ad comes out...more of the s(h)ame
Zoë Slocum / CNET News: Microsoft's ‘Lauren’ ad follow-up disses Mac power
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
The iPhone Gold Rush — IS there a good way to nail down a steady income? In this economy? — Try writing a successful program for the iPhone. — Last August, Ethan Nicholas and his wife, Nicole, were having trouble making their mortgage payments. Medical bills from the birth of their younger son were piling up.
Discussion: I4U News, CrunchGear, TECH.BLORGE.com and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:bobcaswell
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Let's all quit our jobs and become iPhone App developers!
Emily Price / TECH.BLORGE.com: Is there an iPhone Gold Rush?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Radiohead to Testify Against the RIAA — Last month, Radiohead expressed its growing discomfort with record labels that abuse copyrights for their own benefit. In an attempt to take a stand against the labels, the band and several other well known artists formed the Featured Artists Coalition …
Discussion: Digital Music News, The Register and digg.com
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Google sees voice search as core — Google has said it sees voice search as a major opportunity for the company in building a presence on the mobile web. — The company's vice president of engineering made the comments during a wide-ranging discussion at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: The BBC and Google: Keeping on Top of the News
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Next-gen iPod touch, iPhone to support low-power 802.11n — Wireless radio component specifications contained within beta distributions of iPhone 3.0 firmware reveal support for a new chip enabling low power 802.11n that's bound for Apple's third-generation iPod touch.
Discussion: Gizmodo and The iPhone Blog
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: AT&T Rapidly Expanding Network to Accommodate New iPhone
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Next Gen iPhone to Rock Low-Power 802.11n WiFi!
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
New Palm Pre apps underscore Apple's iPhone limitations — While third-party apps are being trumpeted as the iPhone's strength, key Palm Pre demos this week were designed to highlight their restrictions by taking advantage of those precise things that Apple won't allow.
Discussion: I4U News, TeleRead, MacDailyNews and digg.com
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Palm Pre still cooler than iPhone with iPhone 3.0 OS?
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: What else is on my iPod Touch
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Portable Ubuntu Runs Ubuntu Inside Windows — Windows only: Free application Portable Ubuntu for Windows runs an entire Linux operating system as a Windows application. As if that weren't cool enough, it's portable, so you can carry it on your thumb drive.
James Urquhart / CNET News:
Internal cloud's big test: Amazon vs. Cloudera — The debate about the validity of internal cloud implementations has raged on for some time now, with some claiming that cloud computing and wholly owned infrastructure don't mix, and others pointing out that applying “on demand,” “at scale …
Miguel Helft / Bits:
It's Not Just Microsoft That's Balking at Google's Book Plans — Earlier this week, Google's public relations team sent around to reporters a story from Wired suggesting that Microsoft was behind the opposition to its sweeping settlement with book publishers and authors over its book scanning project.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google's Plan for Out-of-Print Books Is Challenged
Google's Plan for Out-of-Print Books Is Challenged
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Is Google being evil again?
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Bring Twitter Right Into Gmail with the Amazing TwitterGadget — I have tried TweetDeck a number of times but I keep uninstalling it because it puts a drain on my system and I find it distracting. Still, I want fast access to my Twitter account and to be able to track my replies …
Corynne / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Second Circuit Expands Trademark Rights, Restricts Consumer Search Options — In a what could be a potentially serious blow to Google's AdWords business, and to consumers' ability to find information about competing offerings on the Internet, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today …
Discussion: madisonian.net, Technology & … and digg.com
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld Blogs:
Good-bye Solaris? The fate of Sun's top 5 technologies — By this time next week, IBM will have bought Sun at a cut-rate price. I'd long thought Sun was going to down for the count, so the news that IBM was moving in didn't surprise me. What happens next though?
Discussion: Open Source and Reuters
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: The failure of McNealy's ponytail strategy
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters: IBM cuts Sun Micro offer to $9.50 a share: source