Ina Fried / CNET News:
How Intuit managed to hold off Microsoft — The defeat of Microsoft Money at the hands of Intuit's Quicken marks a rare chapter in the annals of software history. — Intuit is one of the few companies to take Microsoft head-on on its home turf—packaged software—and come out on top.
Discussion: GMSV and Best Engaging Communities
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft to discontinue MS Money — Microsoft plans to stop selling Microsoft Money, its venerable, but not market-leading personal finance program, CNET News has learned. — The software maker has been notifying financial institutions and plans to announce the move to customers …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Microsoft Kills Off Money. What's Next?
Brad Linder / Download Squad: It's time to say goodbye to Microsoft Money
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Microsoft To Kill Off Microsoft Money
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft Money gets the axe
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Why Microsoft is dumping Money
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Microsoft discontinues Money programs
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Microsoft Dumps MS Money: Yes, Web Apps Had Something to do With It
Erik Sherman / BNET Technology: Microsoft Out of (MS) Money
James Hall / Neowin.net: End of the road for Microsoft Money
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Microsoft Doesn't Need Money Anymore
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Microsoft to Discontinue Money
Tom Barlow / BloggingStocks: Say goodbye to Microsoft Money
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft Money dies on June 30, 2009
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft to close the till on Microsoft Money
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft Money Closing Shop
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Microsoft will soon unveil free anti-virus software — * Will soon put beta version on website — * Company employees testing it internally — * Shares rise 2.1 percent (Adds Symantec comment, updates shares) — BOSTON, June 10 (Reuters) Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) …
Discussion: PC World, DailyTech, Gadgetell, All about Microsoft, Neowin.net, TECH.BLORGE.com, Softpedia News, Electronista, Newlaunches.com, LiveSide, Gizmodo, Ars Technica, Switched, AppScout and SuperSite Blog
Frank Ohlhorst / PC World: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Microsoft will “Soon” Offer Beta Antivirus App
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Microsoft nearing unveil of free virus protection
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft ready to launch beta of its free Morro antivirus offering
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Microsoft Morro Free Antivirus Service: Don't Laugh Too Hard
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft readying details on Morro
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft Readying Beta Release of Free Anti-Virus Software
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Microsoft announces free anti-virus service for Windows
Microsoft announces free anti-virus service for Windows
Discussion: BetaNews, Boy Genius Report, Reuters and Ubergizmo
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: New York to get cash from Symantec and Mcafee
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft readies free anti-virus solution
Martha Graybow / Reuters: Symantec, McAfee in settlement over subscriptions
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Vanity URLs: Journalists Don't Have To Wait In Line — Friday night is the Facebook vanity URL landrush (first reported on May 31, announced yesterday officially). At 9:01 pm PST on Friday, just log into Facebook and grab the name you want before someone else does.
Discussion: BoomTown, Search Engine Roundtable, Quick Online Tips and The Blog Herald, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Let the Navel-Gazing (and Grumping) …
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald: Facebook Lets Journos Get First Pick
2.8 Release Jazzes Themes and Widgets — Filed under Releases. — I'm very excited to announce to everyone that the latest and greatest version of WordPress, version 2.8 “Baker,” is immediately available for download. 2.8 represents a nice fit and finish release for WordPress with improvements …
Discussion: Download Squad, Podcasting News, The Blog Herald, Mashable!, Blogging Pro, the Econsultancy blog and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:labnol
James Lewin / Podcasting News: WordPress 2.8 Released
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald: WordPress 2.8 Is Out, Upgrade Now — Matt Mullenweg has announced …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: WordPress 2.8 Now Available for Download
David Peralty / Blogging Pro: WordPress 2.8 Released
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: WordPress 2.8 is here - Latest version posted for download
Tom Vanderbilt / New York Times:
Data Center Overload — It began with an Xbox game. — On a recent rainy evening in Brooklyn, I was at a friend's house playing (a bit sheepishly, given my incipient middle age) Call of Duty: World at War. Scrolling through the game's menus, I noticed a screen for Xbox Live …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: NY Times Magazine Spotlights Data Centers
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Next-generation iPhone game Doom Resurrection debuting next week — One of the true next-generation games on the iPhone debuts next week. Doom Resurrection from id Software will be available in the AppStore to give gamers what they've been waiting for: much better 3-D graphics than most first-generation iPhone games.
Discussion: PC World, DigitalBattle.com, iLounge, Macworld, Destructoid, Gizmodo, Electricpig.co.uk, AppScout, Joystiq, bit-tech.net, MacRumors, CrunchGear, Obsessable, Kotaku and Sample the Web
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Id Software reveals Doom Resurrection for iPhone, iPod touch
Nick Chester / Destructoid: True ‘next-gen’ Doom Resurrection hits iPhone next week
Brian Heater / AppScout: iPhone Getting New Doom Game Next Week
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: id brings all-new Doom Resurrection to the iPhone ‘next week’
Joe Martin / bit-tech.net: New 3D Doom 3 spin-off coming to iPhone
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: iPhone 3G S's OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics might cause App Store split for games
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: id Resurrects “Next-Gen” Doom On iPhone Next Week
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web: Regarding the iPhone 3G to iPhone 3G S upgrade cost
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Palm Pre is good, but it's no iPhone — Nearly a week with a Palm Pre cellphone, and I've only placed a couple of calls. I've been too busy taking photos, reading the news, listening to music, playing games, watching videos, and reading the instructions. — That's a major weakness of Palm Inc.'s much-anticipated new gadget.
Discussion: MacDailyNews and WebOS Arena
Brian Hart / WebOS Arena: Pre is super, but not an iPhone killer
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
T-Mobile Accidentally Posts Secret iPhone 3G S Specs — Apple has flatly refused to tell anyone just what chips lie inside the iPhone 3G S. In fact, while Apple insists that the “s” in 3G S stands for speed, it could equally well stand for secrecy. But T-Mobile in the Netherlands apparently …
Discussion: TheAppleBlog, iPhone Buzz, InformationWeek, AnandTech, Neowin.net, Gadgetell, Newlaunches.com, tinyComb, SlashPhone, CNET News, Electricpig.co.uk, AppleInsider, Edible Apple, IntoMobile, CrunchGear, The iPhone Blog, MacRumors, Touch Arcade, Gearlog, Obsessable, The Apple Core and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Charles Jade / TheAppleBlog: iPhone 3G S Specs Revealed
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: Apple iPhone 3G S Sports Faster, More Powerful Chip
Sean Bradford / Neowin.net: T-Mobile leaks Apple's iPhone 3GS hardware specs
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: T-Mobile leaks info on the insides of the new iPhone 3G S
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: iPhone 3G [S] Specs Leaked By T-Mobile Netherlands
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: iPhone 3G S Running on 600 MHz Processor?
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: Where does the iPhone 3G S get its speed?
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: iPhone 3G S: real speed revealed
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: A closer look at iPhone 3G S Cortex-A8 ARM and PowerVR chips
Will Park / IntoMobile: iPhone 3G S processor and RAM specs confirmed
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Inside the iPhone 3G S
Blake Patterson / Touch Arcade: iPhone 3G S: A Look Under the Hood
Brian Heater / Gearlog: iPhone 3G S Hardware Specs Leaked—By T-Mobile
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: Apple iPhone 3G S specifications leaked by T-Mobile; 256MBs of RAM, 600MHz processor
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: iPhone 3GS technical specs released
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Where and When You Can Get the iPhone 3G S — The line starts here: Both Apple and AT&T have announced details on where, when, and how to get a shiny new iPhone 3G S, when the device starts shipping on June 19. — AT&T stores will open at 7am on June 19, and the carrier is already taking pre-orders …
Discussion: TUAW, Obsessable, Technologizer and Macworld
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Store hours to change for iPhone 3G S launch
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: AT&T stores opening at 7am on June 19th for iPhone 3G S launch
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: This Just In: The iPhone 3G S Has a 600-MHz CPU and 256MB of RAM
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
IAC's Diller: The iPhone is our crystal ball — NEW YORK—Barry Diller doesn't want to predict the future. — “I'm not a great predictor of these things,” the IAC/InterActiveCorp CEO said onstage at his Wednesday keynote for the Advertising 2. conference, when interviewer …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, BetaNews and Business Week, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter: Barry Diller supports Internet content fees
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Lightning Strike Triggers Amazon EC2 Outage — Some customers of Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service were offline for more than four hours Wednesday night after an electrical storm damaged power equipment at one of the company's data centers. The problems began at about 6:30 pm Pacific time …
Discussion: GigaOM and Beyond Search
Om Malik / GigaOM: Amazon's EC2 Service Suffers Outage
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Amazon and the Unexpected
Stephen Baker / Business Week:
A Bull Market in Social Entrepreneurs — Amid a woeful jobs market, Stanford grads are starting their own companies, many of them with hopes of changing the world — For graduating students at Stanford University, it's all too clear that the economy's in the tank.
Microsoft Translator Official Team Blog:
Microsoft Translator Instant Answers Now On Bing — Use Bing to instantly translate queries from one language to another with our translation Instant Answer! Starting today, when you are looking for a translation of a word or phrase, go to Bing.com and kick off an instant translation, powered by Microsoft Translator.
Discussion: LiveSide, Search Engine Land and Softpedia News
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Translation: A New Instant Answer From Bing
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google Native Client grows out of research phase — Satisfied that its security underpinnings are solid, Google has promoted its open-source Native Client technology to accelerate Web applications out of its research phase and is taking steps to build it into the Chrome Web browser.
Steven Walling / ReadWriteWeb:
Kiva Now Allows You to Invest in US Small Businesses — Today, the much-lauded microlender Kiva announced it will begin a pilot program of loans to U.S. small enterprise. Kiva began in Africa, and after four years has since expanded to 44 countries, mostly in the developing world.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Kiva Loans, eWeek, The Technology Chronicles and Seattle Times
Jeremy Frazao / Kiva Loans: Kiva on Good Morning America!
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Federal Loan Program for Businesses Starts June 15
Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles: Kiva to make microloans inside the U.S.
Ten of the coolest and most powerful supercomputers of all time — For decades, supercomputers have helped scientists perform calculations that would not have been possible on regular computers of that time. Not only has the construction of supercomputers helped push the envolope …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Ten Cool Supercomputers, Illustrated
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
Atomic Warfare — Intel last week bought for $884 million Wind River Systems, a venerable embedded operating system company — yet another of the chip giant's recent forays into software. The reason for this purchase is both simple and grand — to help Intel vertically integrate and to further its Linux ambitions.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Can Oracle give Java a boost (and monetize it better)? — The prize in Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems is Java, but the big question is whether Larry Ellison and the gang can monetize the popular platform and bolster its standing against up and coming programming languages.
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
SquareSpace isn't giving away new iPhones, exactly — Web publishing providers SquareSpace are giving away 30 new iPhone 3GSs over a period of 30 days on Twitter ... or are they? If you read the fine print — and SquareSpace's FAQ for the contest, you'll see that what they're actually giving away is a $199 Apple gift certificate.
Mike Schramm / TUAW: OpenFeint 2.0 brings social discovery to the iPhone
Nilay Patel / Engadget: iPhone 3G S processor specs: 600MHz CPU, 256MB of RAM
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
BT seeks to end ‘free ride’ by video websites — BT has called for an end to the “free ride” it says video websites such as the BBC iPlayer and YouTube enjoy on its network. — The telecoms group, which was accused last week of “throttling” iPlayer performance at peak times …
Discussion: GigaOM, paidContent, DSLreports, IT PRO - Today and dot.life
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: BT Talks Up Plans to Charge Video Providers
Patrick Smith / paidContent: BT To Video Sites: There's ‘No Free Ride’ On Bandwidth
Nicole Kobie / IT PRO - Today: BT wants to end BBC's ‘free ride’ on its networks
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life: BT and the iPlayer — A quick update to our story last week …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Leaked: OS 126.96.36.199 for the Bold and Curve 8900! — Wanting to give OS 5.0 for the BlackBerry Bold or Curve 8900 another go? The last we posted in the blogs on OS 5.0 it was version 188.8.131.52 that was available, but now 184.108.40.206 has popped up in the wild for these same devices.
Discussion: BlackBerry Cool, IntoMobile and BerryReview.com
James Falconer / IntoMobile: OS 220.127.116.11 Available for the BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com: Bold & 8900 OS 18.104.22.168 Found Online!
Tim Stevens / Engadget Mobile:
PhonePoint Pen application is a hand-talkers' dream come true — Know someone who talks with their hands so expressively that you have to step back or risk catching a wayward exclamation point in the face? The video after the break will make their day. Students at Duke University have come …
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk, Ubergizmo and IntoMobile
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Video: Students paying over $50,000 a year to go to Duke University …
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
China's computers at hacking risk — Every PC in China could be at risk of being taken over by malicious hackers because of flaws in compulsory government software. — The potential faults were brought to light by Chinese computer experts who said the flaw could lead to a “large-scale disaster”.
Discussion: The Register, RConversation, Slashdot and Global Voices Online
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation: “All new computers are required to wear condoms....”
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Chinese Govt Spyware Puts Computers At Risk
Oiwan Lam / Global Voices Online: China: A leaking dam?
Byron Acohido / Technology Live:
Twitter used to spread scareware — What do Twitter, the iPhone, YouTube and a recent Phish concert have in common? They were key elements of a cutting-edge scareware attack contributing to the proliferation of incessant promotions for fake antivirus protection.
Byron Acohido / USA Today: Scareware's pitches for fake security show up in odd places
Don Clark / Digits:
Palm Pre Underscores New Forces in Cellphone Chips — Consumer gadgets are quickly disassembled by research firms, hoping to divine decisions that affect component suppliers. A “teardown” of the Palm Pre by iSuppli provides the latest evidence that some segments of the cellphone market …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Twitter Tracker Returns to Conan and Gets its Own Website — Conan O'Brien is apparently keen on making Twitter a part of The Tonight Show - at least in a satirical kind of way. Tuesday night's episode saw the return of the “Twitter Tracker” sketch that debuted last week, featuring more made up …
Discussion: NBC Los Angeles, BoomTown, Silicon Alley Insider and Lost Remote
Jere Hester / NBC Los Angeles: Conan Tweets Twittering Tweaks
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Conan O'Brien's Redonkulous “Tweet Tracker” (CLIP)
Steve Hamm / Business Week:
Smartphone Roulette — The market for business apps is booming, but business-software makers face make-or-break choices among BlackBerry, Apple's iPhone, Palm, and others — When Pyxis Mobile began selling business software for mobile phones in 2004, there were only a couple of major alternatives …