Amazon Kindle / Amazon Kindle's Blog:
Kindle Personal Documents — For anyone who has recently sent personal documents to your Kindle, we'd like to let you know about some updates to our Personal Document Service (via Whispernet). — Starting May 4, in addition to the existing list of supported file types (DOC, HTML, JPEG …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Gizmodo, Maximum PC all, SlashGear, Gearlog, CrunchGear and Mashable!
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Kindle's Wireless Document Delivery Gets a Hefty Price Hike …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Kindle Whispernet file conversion fees increase
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Uploading Personal Files to Your Kindle? That'll Be 15 Cents Per Megabyte
Wayne Schulz / Gear Diary:
Amazon starts charging by the megabyte for delivering personal documents to your Kindle - adds support for DOCX and RTF file formats — Amazon just revealed a few changes to their Kindle supported documents as well as modifications to their whispernet fee structure.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, The Mobile Gadgeteer and Engadget
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Kindle's WhisperNet Gets a Conventional Pricing Model
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Amazon changes Kindle personal documents fee structure
Web tool ‘as important as Google’ — A web tool that “could be as important as Google”, according to some experts, has been shown off to the public. — Wolfram Alpha is the brainchild of British-born physicist Stephen Wolfram. — The free program aims to answer questions directly …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Softpedia News and SlashGear
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Wolfram Alpha search engine: yet another Google rival
Wall Street Journal:
In Major Shift, Apple Builds Its Own Team to Design Chips — Apple Inc. is building a significant capability to design its own computer chips, a strategy shift that the company hopes will create exclusive features for its gadgets and shield Apple's work from rivals.
Discussion: PC World, Gizmodo, The Register, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, The Apple Core, FierceWireless, TechSpot, DailyTech, CrunchGear, TheAppleBlog, The iPhone Blog, Maximum PC all, GMSV, Macsimum News, MacRumors, mocoNews, p2pnet, Gearlog, VentureBeat, Electronic Pulp, Network World, Between the Lines, TechVi, TUAW, Forbes and digg.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ian Paul / PC World: Apple Looking to Design Its Own Chips
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Apple Assembles Chip Design Team, Plans Custom iPhone Guts
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: WSJ: Apple chips not due for another year
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple goes on the defense: brings chips in-house
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple building its own chip design team
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple assembles chip design team for next-gen iPhones
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Apple looking into building its own chips
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple's Chip Design Dream Team, and What They'll Do
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple Chipset Plans All About Power and Control?
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC all: Apple Getting Ready to Design Their Own Chips
John Murrell / GMSV: Following Apple's trail of chip crumbs
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple building its own chips for the iPhone, iPod touch?
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews: Apple Building Its Own Chip For iPhone?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Rumor: Apple Working to Design Chips In House
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Apple Inside? The perils for Apple in creating its own chips
Paul McNamara / Network World: Apple making chips a core competency
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Apple is building a moat (of semiconductors)
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Apple looking to build its own chips for iPhone
Michael Rose / TUAW: WSJ: Apple moving into chip design
Brian Caulfield / Forbes: Apple's New Era — The Jobs era has been defined by software.
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits: What Does Steve Jobs Want With All Those Chip Guys?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Forget The Pre, Palm's Got A Second Device Coming Out This Year. We're Calling It The Mini-Pre — I came across some very interesting news today. I was mostly minding my own business, hammering away at our various sources in the hardware industry and trying to dig up some sort of information …
Discussion: I4U News, DigiTimes, IntoMobile, GMSV, Unwired View, PhoneReport v2.0, Palm WebOS, Gearlog, Electricpig.co.uk, Engadget, SlashGear, Gizmodo, MobileContentToday, InformationWeek, Electronista, Switched, Electronic Pulp, Silicon Alley Insider, PhoneDog.com, PreCentral.net and prethinking.com
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Palm Mini-Pre rumored to go against rumored iPhone nano
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Mini-Pre Coming Before End of Year?
John Murrell / GMSV: Pre views — the latest on the coming attraction
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Smaller Palm Pre coming in late 2009?
Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0: Second Palm Pre Details Emerge
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: Palm Pre 2 Rumors Pop Up Again
Toby Knight / Electricpig.co.uk: Palm Pre Mini coming soon?
Paul Miller / Engadget: Palm going Centro for next webOS handset?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Second, smaller Palm Pre coming late 2009?
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Palm Releasing Smaller Pre-Like WebOS Smartphone This Year
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: TechCrunch Says: Palm Mini-Pre in Development
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: A Plethora Of Pre News
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: Smaller version of Palm Pre coming after original's launch, so says rumor
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Palm Working On A Smaller Pre, Too
Noah Kravitz / PhoneDog.com: Mini-Pre: Palm said to have second, smaller device on tap for this year
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: I Will Call It: Mini Pre
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Palm's next webOS device? Pre Centro? — One of our ninjas just hit us up with the above photo... they said it would be Palm's next webOS device, the rumored Centro-esque handset. No specs or anything, just a “Fall” release date. Sorry for the blurry and small photo, but it's legit!
Discussion: Unwired View, Gizmodo, SlashGear, MobileCrunch, Engadget and TechVi
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Next-gen Palm Centro with WebOS leaked
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Is This Blurry Little Blob Palm's Next WebOS Phone?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Palm Pre Centro to be second webOS device?
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Palm launching smaller Pre-like device later this year says rumor-mill
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Palm to release another phone this year? (UPDATE)
Windows 7 Release Candidate Is Available From Microsoft — Industry experts advise partners, companies and developers to preview Microsoft's next operating system. — Today Microsoft Corp. has reached a significant milestone with the Release Candidate (RC) of the highly anticipated Windows …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Right on Cue, Windows 7 RC Arrives
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 impressions, insights, and expectations — As you may or may not know, Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 has been officially handed out to MSDN and TechNet subscribers today, and there are plans to unleash the heavily-hyped OS to the waiting public at large come May 5th.
Discussion: Ed Bott's Microsoft Report
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield and Chief Architect Henderson Working on Stealth Start-Up — Yesterday, several Flickr engineers posted news of their layoffs from the Yahoo photo-sharing unit on Twitter, which caused GigaOm's Om Malik to notice that Flickr architect Cal Henderson (pictured here) was also no longer on its About page.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Flickr Hit Hard by Yahoo Layoffs — Updated: Yahoo layoffs have started and they seem to have hit the Flickr team. Many engineers from the service have been either laid off or are leaving on their own. Rev Dan Catt, Ashot Petrosian and Neil Kandalgaonkar were amongst those who tweeted about their exits.
Discussion: geobloggers, TECH.BLORGE.com, Silicon Alley Insider, Susan Mernit's Blog and lalawag
Reverend Dan Catt / geobloggers: On my last day at Flickr
Dave Jeyes / TECH.BLORGE.com: Yahoo guts Flickr in latest layoff
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo Fires 600 Today
Sean Percival / lalawag: Yahoo! Layoffs Begin
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
FACE(BOOK) VALUE — SOCIAL NETWORK CAN'T GET FRIENDLY FUNDING NUMBERS — Facebook has been holding exploratory meetings with private-equity firms about raising another round of funding, but the two sides are $3 billion apart on what the popular social-networking Web site is worth, The Post has learned.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, TechCrunch and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Alexis Madrigal / Wired Science:
Google Could Have Caught Swine Flu Early — Google's search data may have been able to provide an early warning of the swine flu outbreak — if the company had been looking in the right place. — Last week, at the request of the Centers for Disease Control, Google took a retroactive look at its search data from Mexico.
Miguel Helft / New York Times: To Aid Mexico, Google Expands Flu Tracking
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Forget Skynet! Computers Still Too Dumb to Spot Flu Outbreak
Terry Sweeney / Internet Evolution: Viruses Follow a Familiar Trajectory
Mike Harvey / Tech Central: Google flu trends for Mexico
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Swine Flu Trends
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
A Look Inside the Twitter Admin Panel — According to French blog Nowhere Else, someone has been able to access Twitter's administration area, and they've got a bunch of screenshots to prove it. — The URL which leads to Twitter's admin page is simple enough (and open to everyone): “https …
Discussion: Zero Day and threatpost
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day: French hacker gains access to Twitter's admin panel
Ryan Naraine / threatpost: French hacker gains access to Twitter's admin panel
Eric Rabe / Verizon:
Some Thoughts on Cablevision's 101 Mbps Speed — Verizon first demonstrated the ability to deliver 100 Mbps to the home over our FiOS system nearly two years ago. Now Cablevision is offering that speed - oh, yeah, 101 Mbps — over its DOCSIS cable system, it claims, to customers across its footprint in the New York area.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Techdirt and GigaOM
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Long Island Continues To Be The Place To Be For Broadband
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Flip Video Ultra HD video review — What better way to give you a look at Flip Video's new Ultra HD camcorder than by reviewing it on video... shot with the Ultra HD. The specs are simple: 720p / 30 FPS, 8GB of storage on-board, HDMI out, and pretty much nothing else.
Discussion: Electronista, Crave, I4U News, MobileContentToday, rossrubin.com, NewTeeVee, Ars Technica, Obsessable and Joystiq
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Flip Ultra HD Review Round-up
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Flip Ultra HD Video Camera with 8GB Storage Announced
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Pure Adds HD to the Flip Ultra Line
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Pure Digital refines HD cam offerings with Flip Ultra HD
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: Review: Kodak Zx1
Jem Alexander / Joystiq: First MAG footage shown in new trailer
Peter Burrows / BusinessWeek:
Making Movies: The Next Big Thing in iPhones? — Think back to a time before iPods. Back then, digital music was such a hassle that few people bothered to buy portable MP3 players. Until Apple made it easy. Then came photos. Other than using snapshots as wallpaper …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Eucalyptus in the cloud: researchers commercialize OSS project — The researchers behind the open source Eucalyptus project have launched a company to commercialize the technology. They plan to offer services and support to companies that want to use Eucalyptus to build self-hosted elastic computing clouds.
Discussion: GigaOM, OStatic blogs and Open Source
Derrick Harris / GigaOM: Eucalyptus Goes Commercial with $5.5M Funding Round
Sam Dean / OStatic blogs: Eucalyptus Systems, Focused on Open Source Cloud Computing, Launches With Funding
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Benchmark shows Eucalyptus the money
Madison Avenue feels the squeeze — Duck Phillips! Thou should'st be living at this hour. — Phillips was the alcoholic account executive in the television series Mad Men who lost out after failing to marginalise his advertising agency's charismatic copywriters, led by Don Draper.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Silicon Alley Insider
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: 50-50 World: Half of Advertising Revenues To Go To Digital and Interactive
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: MediaVest: 50% Of Ad Spending Going Online
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Death to Windows AutoRun! — The economy might be in ruins, and swine flu might put us all in pine boxes, but there are still things that we can be happy about. One thing that has put a broad grin on my face over the past day or so is news that Microsoft plans to kill off AutoRun.
Discussion: Computerworld, ITworld.com and The Register
Dan Goodin / The Register: Microsoft retires AutoRun (kinda, sorta)
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Peewee PC Launches Today- Convertible Netbook for Kids — I thoroughly enjoyed the time I had to play with the Intel Classmate Convertible, and that was timely as the folks at Peewee PC today are launching their commercial version of this netbook. The Peewee PC looks to be the same …
Discussion: PeeWee PC Computers …, Softpedia News, DisplayBlog, CrunchGear, Boing Boing Gadgets, Crave, Pulse2, Pocket-lint.com, Liliputing, SlashGear and TeleRead
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: PeeWee, the child-resistant laptop
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: PeeWee Tablet PC Should Have Existed When I Was A Kid
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: PeeWee tablet PC launches for kids
Brenda Stokes / SlashGear: PeeWee Pivot Tablet Laptop announced
David Rothman / TeleRead: Kid-proof ‘tablet laptop’ …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Finally: Disney, Hulu Deal Announced — Took ' em long enough. — Just as MediaMemo had predicted, Walt Disney Co. (DIS) has finally taken a stake in Hulu, the video streaming site operated by NBC Universal, News Corporation and Providence Equity Partners.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Silicon Alley Insider, MarketWatch and Bloomberg, Thanks:atul
Dan Colarusso / Silicon Alley Insider: Disney Joins Hulu
David B. Wilkerson / MarketWatch: Disney joins Hulu as equity partner
Kate Greene / Technology Review:
A New Breed of Netbook? — Google's operating system could help usher in an era of ultra-cheap laptops. — Just a few years ago, many pundits expected consumers to shun netbooks. With less power than traditional laptops, a tiny screen and keyboard, and more bulk than a mobile phone …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
The Future of Advertising is Shakable and Location-Based — Last month, you may remember having heard about a special iPhone ad from Dockers. Its claim to fame was that it was the world's first “shakable” ad. Called “Shakedown to Get Down,” the ad prompted users to shake the phone in order …
Discussion: All Points Blog, Thanks:blogfisher
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog: Shakable/Location-enabled Ads are the Future
Michael Orey / Business Week:
Google's PR Campaign — The search giant hopes to counter charges of monopoly abuse with a charm offensive — Google (GOOG) is facing a rising tide of discontent about its market dominance. Take the ongoing lawsuit over its effort to digitize millions of books.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Filing confirms Apple exploring carbon fiber Mac enclosures — A new patent filing discovered by AppleInsider provides some of the first public evidence that Apple is indeed exploring carbon fiber-like enclosures for future product designs, corroborating an earlier report on the matter.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Platform-A Head Coleman Out at AOL, as Well as CFO (and More to Come?) — Platform-A President Greg Coleman-the former Yahoo (YHOO) advertising sales exec who came to AOL only three months ago-is leaving the company, sources said, as new CEO Tim Armstrong remakes his top staff …
Discussion: MediaMemo, Silicon Alley Insider, John Battelle's Searchblog, paidContent.org and Bits
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Time For AOLers To Meet Their New Sales Boss, Again
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: AOL Announces New President Of Global Advertising, Ex-Googler Jeff Levick
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: More Google News — Should have noted David Rosenblatt leaving …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org: Time Warner Earnings Call: AOL's Display Fell 17 Percent; Search Was Down 12 Percent
Miguel Helft / Bits: Former DoubleClick Chief to Leave Google