The Official Google Blog:
Hard at play in Google Labs with Similar Images and Google News Timeline — At Google, we are constantly researching, designing, and brainstorming about the next big idea, and when we think we've found something compelling, we often use our “20-percent time” to build a working version.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Technologizer, VentureBeat, MediaFile, Tech Beat, Search Engine Journal, Mashable! and TheNextWeb.com
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: New From Google Labs: Similar Images and Google News Timeline
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: New in Google Labs: “Similar Images” Search
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Google Labs ups the ante in image search, provides Google-eyed view of history
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile: Google Labs speeds up new product releases
Rob Hof / Tech Beat: LIVE: New Stuff from Google Labs
Zee / TheNextWeb.com: Google Introduces two new Google Labs apps: ‘Similar Images’ and ‘News Timeline’
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Live At The Google Labs Press Event: Real Image Analysis, News Timeline, Labs Reloaded — I'm among a mass of press at Google's San Francisco headquarters for a special Google Labs press event. R.J. Pittman, Director of Product Management, Radhika Malpani, Director of Engineering and software engineer Andy Hertzfeld are presenting.
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles: Finding look-alike images made easier with Google
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google spotlights news timeline, labs work
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: Google Launches Service Experiments
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google debuts even more unbelievably helpful labs
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: Google Labs Tests User Interfaces For Images, News Search
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Unveils Experimental News Timeline
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Similar Images is an experimental service from Google Labs …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Google Image Search is Out of the Labs, Arrington Reports
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Real Time News to take step forward today
Andy Hertzfeld / Google News Blog:
Introducing Google News Timeline — At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to organize information. Today, we're announcing Google News Timeline—a new feature on Google Labs that organizes many different types of search results on a zoomable, graphical timeline.
Discussion: Bits, Technologizer, Search Engine Land, TechCrunch, ChannelWeb, InformationWeek and Google Operating System, Thanks:atul
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google News, and More, on a Timeline
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Also New in Google Labs: Google News Timeline
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google News Timeline Offers A New Way To Search The Past
Damon Poeter / ChannelWeb: Google Lifts Curtain On News Timeline
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google News Timeline is the second new services released today in Google Labs.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Search By Similarity To Image Search
Google Adds Search By Similarity To Image Search
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google Similar Images First Look
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Our Full Analysis of the $7.4B Oracle-Sun Deal — Oracle Campus in San Francisco Bay Area, Calif. Photo via Flickr by Steve Jurvetson — Updated: Less than a month after it walked away from a $7 billion deal with IBM, Sun Microsystems says that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement …
Discussion: Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect, Computerworld Blogs, The Earth Times Online …, The Enterprise System …, Ars Technica, DealBook, PC World, Reuters, SOA Center, iTnews Australia, eWeek, CNET News, Careers, Open Source, TechFlash, Guardian, 451 CAOS Theory, OStatic blogs, I4U News, Digits, The Mac Observer, THINK IT Services, Tech Sanity Check, Homotron.net and Bloomberg, Thanks:om
Dana Gardner / Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect: TIBCO CEO worries about Oracle-Sun deal's impact on IT industry
Sharon Machlis / Computerworld Blogs: Oracle-Sun: What happens to MySQL?
Jack Gold / PC World: Oracle-Sun Deal: Who Stands to Gain?
Maria Kiselyova / Reuters: Microsoft CEO “very surprised” by Oracle-Sun deal
Miko Matsumura / SOA Center: Sun Oracle -"Snorkel" stretches limits of credulity
Rosalie Marshall / iTnews Australia: Oracle agrees to buy Sun for US$7.4 billion
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Oracle buys integration challenge along with Sun
Paula Rooney / Open Source: Shuttleworth: Oracle now largest open source player
Jack Schofield / Guardian: IBM's goof, Oracle buys Sun
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Larry Ellison's Oracle buys Sun Microsystems
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Oracle-Sun: Whither MySQL?
Bryan Chaffin / The Mac Observer: Oracle Buys Sun for $7.4 Billion
Jeff Kaplan / THINK IT Services: Sun Shines On Oracle's Cloud
Larry Dignan / Tech Sanity Check: Oracle buys Sun Microsystems; tries to become the Apple of the enterprise
Tiny Dancer / Homotron.net: Oracle Buys Sun For $7.4 Billion
Kevin Reynolds / Bloomberg: Oracle Agrees to Acquire Sun Microsystems in Deal Valued at $7.4 Billion
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Oracle Agrees to Acquire Sun Microsystems — The Oracle Corporation, the technology information company, announced Monday that it would acquire a rival, Sun Microsystems, for $9.50 a share, which would value the transition at $7.4 billion. — The deal with Oracle came about two weeks after I.B.M. ended its talks with Sun.
Discussion: Matt Mullenweg, Web 2.0 Journal, Irregular Enterprise, Wall Street Journal, PC World, Open Source, Beyond Binary, Data Center Strategies, DailyFinance, CNET News, eWeek, TechCrunch, Gawker, Network World, Silicon Valley Watcher, TECH.BLORGE.com, The SiliconANGLE, Bloomberg, Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect, Bb RealTech, virtualization.info, Beyond Search, SmoothSpan Blog and Between the Lines
Open Web Developer / Web 2.0 Journal: Oracle-Sun: Jonathan Schwartz Writes His Toughest Ever Email
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise: Oracle-Sun: an enterprise catastrophe
Robert McMillan / PC World: Analyst: Oracle Could Axe 10,000 Jobs After Sun Deal
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Oracle press release speaks truth
Anthony Massucci / DailyFinance: IBM's first quarter profits fall; sales miss estimates
Gordon Haff / CNET News: Oracle buys Sun: The big picture
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Oracle Wants To Be The Apple Of The Enterprise, But It Just Became IBM
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hobo Campers Await Wall Street's Revival
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher: Mastermind Strategist Larry Ellison: Oracle Snaps Up Sun And Throws …
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: What Sun's Acquisition Says About the Cloud
Julie Alnwick / Bloomberg: Oracle to Acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 Billion
Dana Gardner / Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect: Hooray! Oracle acquisition of Sun makes perfect sense
Alessandro Perilli / virtualization.info: Oracle acquires Sun (and gets its whole virtualization portfolio)
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Oracle Sun: Good News, Bad News for Google and Microsoft
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Is Oracle serious about hardware?
Matt Asay / CNET News:
Oracle gets Sun for $7.4 billion, MySQL for $0 — Back in the early days of computing, there was no such thing as a “software vendor.” Companies like IBM sold hardware/software integrated solutions and, really, software was developed simply to sell the value of the hardware.
Discussion: eWeek, BetaNews, MarketWatch, Pulse2 and Open Source
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Now an Oracle product, what happens to MySQL?
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Why is Oracle picking up the Sun mess?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
IBM CFO pooh-poohs Oracle-Sun deal — IBM CFO Mark Loughridge fielded the inevitable question about Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Loughridge did the conference call equivalent of a shoulder shrug. “What's really changed? I think nothing,” said Loughridge.
Discussion: Service-Oriented Architecture, Ed Burnette's Dev Connection and deal architect
Rochelle Garner / Bloomberg: Ellison-Catz Partnership Hones Oracle's Technology Acquisition ‘Machine’
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com: Oracle's strange Java brew
Kevin Fitchard / TELEPHONY Magazine:
AT&T doubling 3G capacity — Tweaks to the HSPA network will bring 3G capacity up to 7.2 Mb/s even before AT&T implements next-gen wireless technologies — AT&T is in the process of doubling the capacity of its 3G networks, using software enhancements to squeeze one last boost in bandwidth …
Alana Semuels / L.A. Times Tech Blog: AT&T plans to double its 3G network capacity
Om Malik / GigaOM: AT&T to Boost 3G Speeds, Network Capacity
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: AT&T: HSPA+ Not LTE for Now
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: AT&T 3G network upgrades underway; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA ahead of new iPhone launch
Karl Bode / DSLreports: AT&T 3G Speed Upgrades Coming Soon - 7.2Mbps to handle iPhone launch, then 20Mbps...
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: AT&T Migrating 3G Network to 7.2 Mbps, Planning for 21 Mbps Later This Year?
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: AT&T invests in HSPA upgrades ahead of LTE
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: AT&T 3G Speed Doubling in the Works
Brenda Stokes / SlashGear: AT&T set to double 3G speed to 7.2Mbps this year
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews: AT&T Doubles 3G Capacity, New Business Model; Verizon Announces …
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: AT&T Boosting 3G Network to 7.2Mbps
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior: AT&T Planning To Double 3G Capacity
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tweetie For Mac: A Powerful, Native Twitter Client For The Masses — Today sees the public launch of Tweetie for Mac, the desktop-based big brother of what many (myself included) consider to be the iPhone's best Twitter client. I've been playing around with a beta version of the app …
Discussion: Ars Technica, World of Apple, Download Squad, WebWorkerDaily, TidBITS, 9 to 5 Mac and Epicenter, Thanks:efors_eu
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Hands on with Tweetie for Mac: still scrolls like butter
Alex Brooks / World of Apple: Review: Tweetie for Mac
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Atebits releases Tweetie 1.0 for Mac
Darrell Etherington / WebWorkerDaily: Tweetie for Mac: Better Web Worker Soluton?
Julio Ojeda-Zapata / TidBITS: Navigating the Next Generation of Mac Twitter Apps
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Tweetie desktop client for Twitterers hits the mark
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter: Hands-On: Tweetie for Mac Shakes Up Twitterverse
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
More Microsoft layoffs looming? Seattle analyst cites possibility — Tough business conditions may force Microsoft to make further reductions in its work force, beyond the up to 5,000 job cuts announced in January, a Seattle-based analyst said this morning in a preview of the company's Thursday afternoon earnings report.
Discussion: Microsoft Pri0, Gadgetell and Silicon Alley Insider
Sharon Chan / Microsoft Pri0: Analyst: More layoffs at Microsoft possible
Natesh Sood / Gadgetell: Microsoft looking to cut even more jobs?
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Fresh Layoffs Coming To Microsoft?
Sylvie Barak / Inquirer:
Apple netbooks manufactured by Foxconn rumoured — Apple sliced down to netbook size? — WE'VE PICKED UP ON some Chinese whispering which would have us believe Apple could be about to release its very own netbook, with Foxconn Electronics chosen as the fruity toymaker's main manufacturing partner.
Discussion: DigiTimes, Ars Technica, The iPhone Blog, TheAppleBlog, AppleInsider, GPS Obsessed, MacRumors, Neowin.net, Silicon Alley Insider and SlashGear
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Foxconn rumored to be bidding to produce Apple netbook
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple Netbook Rumors Gain Momentum Once Again
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Foxconn to build an Apple netbook?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple netbook to be made by Foxconn?
Tim Elliott / The Age:
How the man in a van outsmarted Microsoft — Ric Richardson ... money not that important. — Picture: Steve Holland — He has been called a “born creative thinker” and “a man of extraordinarily high principle”. Others consider his inventions frivolous and derivative.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple jumps 32 spots into Fortune 100 — Reflecting a strong 2008 in which its sales — if not its stock price — jumped sharply, Apple (AAPL) this week made its first appearance in the top 100 of the Fortune 500 since Steve Jobs' return. — Apple became a Fortune 500 company in 1983 …
Discussion: PC World, The Apple Core, 9 to 5 Mac and TechSpot, Thanks:mattpol
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple lands in Fortune 100 for first time since Jobs' return
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple jumps 32 spots to Number 71 in Fortune 500
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Apple makes Fortune 100 list, 80% customer service satisfaction
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's Mac Business To Shrink For First Time Since 2003 — With the PC market in the toilet, it's no surprise that Wall Street expects Apple (AAPL) to report lousy March quarter Mac sales growth this Wednesday. (Join us for LIVE coverage and analysis.) But it's still stunning to see how fast the Mac growth engine has stalled.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, DisplayBlog and Macsimum News
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Will Apple's Mac business sales experience “Shrinkage”?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Analysts, pundits weigh in on Apple financials
Darren Murph / Engadget:
MSI's Wind Top AE1900 all-in-one PC comes to US at $529 — MSI's eco-friendly Wind Top AE1900 has already been formally introduced and spotted over in Hanover earlier this year, but the outfit notorious for withholding price and availability information until the last possible moment has finally let loose those very details.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Crave and Gizmodo
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Scientists Break Brain/Twitter Barrier — University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering doctoral student Adam Wilson has successfully tested a “brain wave monitor” to the Twitter publishing interface, allowing him to compose a message merely by thinking and publish it to the arguably too-popular microblogging service.
Tim Ferriss / The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss:
Is Venture Capitalism Dead? Not Yet. Advice from Kleiner Perkins, Hummer Winblad, Shasta Ventures, and Clearstone Venture Partners — The legendary John Doerr of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. (Photo: Thomas Hawk) — Total read time: 12-15 minutes.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SkyGrid Launches Free Real Time Financial News Aggregator — Dump those expensive Bloomberg terminals in the trash, because there's a brand new financial news product in town. And it's free. SkyGrid will aggregate all the news about publicly traded companies in a single user interface …
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo Investors Still Thinking About Microsoft — Yahoo reports first-quarter financial results on Tuesday after the market close, and analysts expect revenue and profit will be down from a year ago. The results suggest that the company's troubles are far from over.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
How Many New Twitter Users Post-Oprah? A Lot. Maybe Over A Million. — Late last night, former Engadget editor-in-chief Ryan Block tweeted out that he had done some research to attempt to quantify the “Oprah Effect” — that is, the number of users who signed up for Twitter after Oprah featured the service on her show on Friday.
Discussion: PC World and Between the Lines
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Susan Boyle Videos To Pass 100 Million Views — Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle continues to pass crazy milestones as a viral Web sensation. — According to Web video metrics company Visible Measures, Boyle's performance had generated more than 650 total “placements” by Sunday night …
Discussion: Mashable! and The Visible Measures Blog
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Susan Boyle Videos To Exceed 100 Million Views
Matt Fiorentino / The Visible Measures Blog: Susan Boyle Surpasses 100 Million Views in Viral Video
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Politicans line up to praise new Amazon HQ, but Amazon absent — Some of Washington state's biggest political names, including Gov. Chris Gregoire and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, stuck some spades in a ceremonial sandbox today to mark the latest construction phase of Amazon.com's new office campus in South Lake Union.
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog and Seattle Post-Intelligencer
NVIDIA unveils $1800 Quadro FX 4800 card for Apple's Mac Pro — Filling a void for a true professional video card on the Mac platform, NVIDIA on Monday announced plans to begin shipping its Quadro FX 4800 ultra-high-end solution for the Mac Pro next month. — The $1800 card boasts 192 …
Discussion: Electronista, SlashGear, Macworld and CNET News
Brenda Stokes / SlashGear: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 for Mac revealed
Peter Cohen / Macworld: Nvidia offers Quadro FX 4800 card for Mac
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: Nvidia ‘pro’ graphics hook up with Apple Mac Pro
Chris Lynch / Inside Facebook:
Page Squatting: The Next Challenge for Facebook Pages? — Inside Facebook, any user can set up a Facebook Page, whether or not they are acting in an official capacity. As a result, fans often set up Facebook Pages for products, companies, or brands they like as a place to earnestly express their passion.
Gavriella Schuster / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7: A New Approach to Securing Today's Enterprise — RSA is here again, and presents a great opportunity to discuss the security in Windows 7: specifically how certain features in the OS address key security-related enterprise scenarios. In today's economic times …
Discussion: CNET News
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Windows 7 security enhancements
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
KnowEm searches 120 sites for open user names — KnowEm is the latest in services that check for unclaimed user names at multiple social sites. This is helpful if you're interested in retaining the same user name at sites you haven't yet signed up for, or if you're on the verge of launching …
Adobe Flash secures set-top deal — Adobe has secured a deal to put its Flash software into many of the chips that go inside TVs and set-top boxes. — It will enable developers and content providers to create applications to deliver web-based content such as news, weather and share prices to TV screens.
Discussion: Adobe and Ryan Stewart
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Andreessen & Horowitz Target $250 Million — Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen and former Opsware exec Ben Horowitz are hoping to raise around $250 million for their debut venture capital fund, peHUB has learned. If you just heard a choking sound, it's probably coming from your own throat (or that of your closest LP).