MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Web Collapses Under The Weight Of Michael Jackson's Death — In terms of well-known celebrities, few are bigger than Michael Jackson. Love him or hate him, pretty much everyone on the planet knows him. And that caused big problems for a lot of huge websites today with the news of his passing.
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au: Jackson's death leads to web traffic surge
Robin Caldwell / Black Web 2.0: Michael Jackson “Collapses” Web as Twitter Trends His Death and Google Sleeps?!
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: News sites swamped following Michael Jackson's death
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Michael Jackson Has Died
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: The Web Creaks as Jackson Fans Mourn
Jason Kottke / kottke.org: Michael Jackson dead at 50
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Michael Jackson Facebook Page Surges On News of Death, Turns Into Memorial
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Twitter: The Fastest Way to Get Informed. Or Misinformed. — I spent this afternoon doing what a lot of people did: Watching TV reports about Michael Jackson while also gleaning information from the Web-especially Twitter. When I happened to turn on the TV, MSNBC was still speaking …
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Michael Jackson's Death Spurs Ugly Fake Stories About the Demise of Other Celebs
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Michael Jackson-related traffic doubled Twitter's update frequency, tripled Facebook's — Traffic to news sites in North America saw a massive spike as the Michael Jackson story unfolded. Times are EST. Credit: Akamai. — As the news of Michael Jackson's fate unfolded, sites around the Web felt the strain of spiking interest.
Discussion: L.A. Now, VentureBeat, paidContent and NEWS.com.au
Shelby Grad / L.A. Now: Michael Jackson is dead [Updated]
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Michael Jackson is a test. He is only a test of the emergency broadcast system
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Search Fails Under Thursday's Celebrity News Rush
Search results temporarily disabled from logged-in homepage — We've had to temporarily disable search results from the logged-in homepage of twitter.com (this includes the saved searches and trends shown in the sidebar). We're working on the underlying problem and will bring back these features as soon as we can.
Discussion: TechCrunch and CNET News
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Twitter search sites: The three best, and all the rest
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Confirms That People Can't Spell ‘Michael Jackson’
Twitter Confirms That People Can't Spell ‘Michael Jackson’
Discussion: Liquidmatrix Security Digest, Search Engine Journal, The AppsLab and CNET News
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Michael Jackson's death roils Wikipedia
Stop Password Masking … It's time to show most passwords in clear text as users type them. Providing feedback and visualizing the system's status have always been among the most basic usability principles. Showing undifferentiated bullets while users enter complex codes definitely fails to comply.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Graham Charlton / the Econsultancy blog: Don't mask users' passwords - Nielsen
The Official Google Blog:
Google Voice invites on their way — A couple of months ago we announced Google Voice, a service that gives you one phone number to link all your phones and makes voicemail as easy as email. We are happy to share that Google Voice is beginning to open up beyond former GrandCentral users.
Discussion: Digits, MobileContentToday, jkOnTheRun, The SiliconANGLE, Network World, InformationWeek, Between the Lines, CNET News, Mashable!, Google Operating System, WMExperts, Technology Live, AppScout, ChannelWeb, Bits, Technologizer, Lifehacker, DSLreports, ITworld.com, Google Mobile Blog, BerryReview.com, TheNextWeb.com, Tech Trader Daily, Gadgetwise and eWeek, Thanks:sinkercat
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Will You Be a Google Voice User?
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Voice Invitations On Their Way
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Google Voice Invites Start Flowing
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Google Voice Slowly Opening Up to the Public
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Voice Calls Out To New Users
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google Voice takes a step toward launch
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Google Voice Finally Available to More Users
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Voice, Available in the US
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Google Voice invites going out today
Michelle Kessler / Technology Live: Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones
Eric Griffith / AppScout: Google Sending Invites for Voice
Chad Berndtson / ChannelWeb: Google Voice Readied For Public Debut
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google Starts Welcoming New Users to Voice Service
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Voice Starts to Open Up
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Google Voice May Open to All Today
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Google Voice Invitations Going Out …
Nancy Gohring / ITworld.com: Google begins adding new customers for Voice service
Deng-Kai Chen / Google Mobile Blog: Google Voice rolling out new invites
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com: Google Voice Starts Sending Out Invites Again - The Ball is Rolling!
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Google Broadening Beta Test For Google Voice
Azadeh Ensha / Gadgetwise: Google Gives Voice to the Masses
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Voice Rolling Out to Select Invitees
Mobile Uploads to YouTube Increase Exponentially — In the last six months, we've seen uploads from mobile phones to YouTube jump 1700%; just since last Friday, when the iPhone 3GS came out, uploads increased by 400% a day. — This growth represents three things coming together …
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: YouTube Mobile Video Uploads up 1600% in 6 Months, Up 400% Per …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: YouTube Mobile Uploads Up 400% Since iPhone 3GS Launch
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Mobile YouTube Uploads Increasing 400% PER DAY Since iPhone 3GS Launch
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: iPhone 3GS Driving 400-Percent Growth in YouTube Uploads
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Mobile Video is at a Tipping Point
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: YouTube Mobile Videos Surge With iPhone 3GS Release
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: YouTube Daily Mobile Uploads Have Increased 400% Since Launch of iPhone 3GS
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: YouTube Uploads Soar After iPhone 3G S Ships
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: iPhone 3GS Release Prompts 400% Jump in YouTube Uploads
James Lewin / Podcasting News: The iPhone 3GS video revolution is here.
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews: YouTube Sees 400 Percent Jump In Mobile Video Uploads Since New iPhone Launch
Sydney Morning Herald:
Web filters to censor video games — The Federal Government has now set its sights on gamers, promising to use its internet censorship regime to block websites hosting and selling video games that are not suitable for 15 year olds. — Separately, the Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy …
Discussion: Inquirer, Ars Technica, The Register, p2pnet, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Techgeist, Kotaku, GamePolitics News and Blue's News
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Australia wants to censor online games
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Australian 'Net filter to block video games, too
Austin Modine / The Register: Great Australian Firewall to censor online games
Kieron Gillen / Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Australia To Ban Rest Of World, Probably.
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Australian Firewall Blocks Game Content Rated MA 15+
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Australian Web Filter May Block Legitimate Import Retailers
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Kayak to Bing: Stop Copying Us! - Update — Kayak, the popular multi-airline airfare search engine, thinks Microsoft Bing's new travel search engine looks so much like its own that it's confusing Kayak users. The travel search company sent Microsoft a legal letter last week telling them to cut it out, Wired.com has learned.
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Did Bing Copy Kayak's Travel Search Portal?
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Microsoft Bing accused of ‘plagiarism’
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft's Bing in travel trouble
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Kayak broadside hits Microsoft's search redesign
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: And Bing's Strongest Vertical Is...Kayak?
Elisabeth Osmeloski / Search Engine Land: Kayak Says Bing Isn't Playing Air Fair, Hakia Sees Near Mirror Image
Mansoor Ahmed / Geekword: Bing is copying Kayak..
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Kayak and the Philanthropist: Bing backlash?
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Is Bing Travel too much like Kayak?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Kayak: Microsoft's Bing Travel Search Is Too Similar
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff: The future of computing looks like Twitter — Marc Benioff, co-founder and chief executive of Salesforce.com, told attendees at today's Structure 09 conference in San Francisco that the world of business software and infrastructure is starting to see the same craze …
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Structure 09: Marc Benioff on the Key to Salesforce's Success …
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Giz Bill Nye Explains: The iPhone 3GS's Oleophobic Screen — Exclusive: Bill Nye the Science Guy was gracious enough to elbow Matt out of the way and write a Giz Explains column, in which he tackles the science of “oleophobia,” and its relation to the new iPhone screen.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and jkOnTheRun
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Bill Nye the iPhone Oleophobic Coating Guy
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Bill Nye Explains iPhone 3GS's Oleophobic Screen
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Garlic For The Google Vampire — Wall Street Journal publisher Les Hinton has called Google a “vampire” that has a taste for sucking the blood out of newspapers. I'd do a long dissection of his mistaken analogy, but I've already done that before: Google's Love For Newspapers & How Little They Appreciate It.
Discussion: DailyFinance and Associated Press, Thanks:atul
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance: Negotiating a new deal for newspapers
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press: News startup expects 10 pct of Web readers to pay
Matthew Flamm / Crain's New York Business:
WSJ publisher calls Google ‘digital vampire’
WSJ publisher calls Google ‘digital vampire’
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Media Vampires and Zombies
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: According To WSJ, Google Not Just A ‘Thief’ But A ‘Digital Vampire’
Kevin Anderson / Guardian: Paid content venture aims to get 10% of web readers paying
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google “Sucking the Blood” Out of the Anemic Newspaper Industry
Alex Ferreyra / paidContent: paidContent Quick Hits
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Google a ‘Digital Vampire’ Says WSJ Publisher
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Wall Street Journal Publisher Calls Google a Vampire
The Cajun Boy / Gawker: WSJ Exec Calls Google a ‘Digital Vampire’
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
The book that Facebook doesn't want you to read — Accidental Billionaires's author Ben Mezrich explains how he put together the tawdry tale that has Silicon Valley buzzing. — NEW YORK (Fortune) — Best-selling author Ben Mezrich is the first to concede he doesn't know exactly …
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Announcing the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program & Windows 7 Pricing - Bring on GA! — Today we have some news to share around Windows 7 including answering what may be some of the “hottest” questions people have as we head toward General Availability (GA) on October 22nd.
Discussion: The Loop, Microsoft, Softpedia News, BBC, HP, Joe Wilcox, Engadget, Tech Central, ChannelWeb, Channel 10, blogs.ft.com, Reuters, BetaNews, Gadgetwise, Obsessable, blogs.chron.com, jkOnTheRun, Silicon Alley Insider, CNET News, GottaBeMobile.com, Fast Company, TechLifeWeb, ITworld.com, All about Microsoft, Digital Daily, Neowin.net, VentureBeat, Tech Trader Daily, techblog.dallasnews.com, Technologizer, Lockergnome Blog Network, Gizmodo, ithinkdifferent, Geek In Disguise, SlashGear, Ed Bott's Microsoft Report, Microsoft News Tracker, TechSpot, Techgeist, The Tech Report and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple should thank Microsoft for Windows 7 pricing
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Windows 7 pre-orders begin, now (but not for Europe)
Mike Harvey / Tech Central: Windows 7 pricing and promotions - all the details
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Windows 7 Faces Gun Barrel Of Tough Economy
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com: The price we pay for using Vista
Bill Rigby / Reuters: Microsoft to cut prices on Windows 7 system
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Windows 7: Will you pay to upgrade or won't you?
Azadeh Ensha / Gadgetwise: Pricing for Windows 7 Announced
Barb Dybwad / Obsessable: Windows 7 pricing and worldwide availability announced
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Windows 7 Pricing Announced, Pre-Order Discounts Available
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com: HP Offering Free Upgrades to Windows 7
Scott Kingery / TechLifeWeb: Microsoft Sets Pricing for Windows 7
Gregg Keizer / ITworld.com: Microsoft discounts Windows 7 Home Premium to $50; deal to last two weeks
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing: Too high, too low, or just right?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Crazy Stevie's! Prices So Low They're INSAAAAAAAAANE!
Kevin Weiner / Neowin.net: Microsoft announces ‘Windows 7 Upgrade Option’ for OEM PCs
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Microsoft announces Windows 7 pricing, with limited number …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Microsoft Chops Some Windows 7 Prices
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Windows 7 Pricing Is Finally Here
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Windows 7 Packaging Is Plain, But With Subtle Flair (and Flare)
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: Windows 7 retail pricing plans announced!
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Microsoft unveils Windows 7 pricing, upgrade programs
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Windows 7 Pricing - Awesome, Actually
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Microsoft discloses Windows 7 pricing
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Windows and the Problem of Choices
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 pricing announced: cheaper than Vista (Updated)
Windows 7 pricing announced: cheaper than Vista (Updated)
Discussion: AppleInsider, PC World, Gizmodo, eWeek, Boy Genius Report, Lifehacker, Neowin.net, AppScout, Macworld, internetnews.com and TechFlash
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: Windows 7 priced below Vista, to allow upgrades from XP
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Are Some Vista Users Getting Screwed on Windows 7?
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Windows 7 Pricing: Good News, Mostly
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Windows 7 Push Includes Price Cuts, Additional Vista Upgrades
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft announces Windows 7 pricing
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Windows 7 Will Cost Less than Vista
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: No Windows 7 upgrade option in the EU
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Microsoft Unveils Win 7 Pricing, Upgrade Program
Nancy Gohring / Macworld: Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
How Google's Thirst for Power Might Bury San Francisco in Rubble — With its many servers, Google devours electricity. And with search queries growing by 50%, it's only getting hungrier. The solution? Drill a two-mile-deep hole in the Earth, extracting geothermal energy …
Discussion: New York Times
James Glanz / New York Times: Deep in Bedrock, Clean Energy and Quake Fears
Pui-Wing Tam / Digits:
Apple Exec Joins Venture-Capital Firm — Not everyone is leaving venture capital amid the recession. Bob Borchers, who left his position at Apple last week as senior director of worldwide product marketing for the iPhone, has joined venture-capital firm Opus Capital as a general partner.
Discussion: Edible Apple, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ashley Broughton / CNN:
Tennessee man charged in ‘virtual pornography’ case — (CNN) — A Tennessee man is facing charges of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor for what authorities say are three pictures — none of them featuring an actual child's body. — Instead, according to testimony presented …
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
Who is attacking Solid Oak, whose code was stolen for Green Dam? — Check out this document from Solid Oak Software, makers of CyberSitter. It's a comparison of CyberSitter with Green Dam-Youth Escort, the software China is insisting PC makers start installing on July 1.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone Porn App Not Pulled By Apple, Just “Sold Out.” Other Porn Apps Available. — The drama in iPhone porn world continues. Yesterday, Hottest Girls, the first app with nudity was accepted into the App Store. But early this morning it was made unavailable, and everyone presumed Apple was behind it.
Discussion: CNN, AppAdvice, iPhone Savior, PC World, Engadget, Life On the Wicked Stage, Edible Apple, Obsessable, mocoNews, AppScout, The Loop, Switched, Technologizer and Mashable!
Wes Finley-Price / CNN: Apple rejects soft-core porn iPhone app
Tyler Tschida / AppAdvice: Hottest Girls - First iPhone App With Nudity Now “Sold Out”
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior: ‘Hottest Girls’ App Fails, Developer Claims Hack
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: The Case of the Disappearing App Store Porn
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable: New iPhone 3. parental controls green-lights red-light content …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Porn Comes and Goes From Apple's App Store
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Apple Reportedly Removes ‘Hottest Girls’ Porn App
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple, put that porn app back in the App Store
Warren Riddle / Switched: Apple App Goes Nude, Gets Pulled, May Go Nude Again
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Is No Nudes Good News? — Among iPhone OS 3.0's 100+ new features …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple App Store: Overpopulated with Apps Nobody Uses
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Homepage Spotted In The Wild — With all the chatter about Yahoo's impending roll-out of a completely overhauled brand - see Techmeme for more - this particular tip that landed in our inbox last night definitely caught our attention. — TechCrunch reader Bradley Scott Shoemaker checks …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Video: Apple's Awesomely Improved iPhone Remote App — I like the Apple TV as a device, but it's remote is awful. It's the same little dinky white one that used to come with all Apple computers a few years ago. While it's pretty good for using the FrontRow feature on a computer …
Discussion: TheAppleBlog, Edible Apple, The Apple Core and Gadget Lab
Weldon Dodd / TheAppleBlog: Apple TV & Remote Updated
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple's Remote app adds gesture controls for Apple TV
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple TV Update Adds Remote Gesture Control
Web 2.0 Summit 2009:
Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On — Five years ago, we launched a conference based on a simple idea, and that idea grew into a movement. The original Web 2.0 Conference ( now the Web 2.0 Summit ) was designed to restore confidence in an industry that had lost its way after the dotcom bust.
Kevin Bomberry / Able Pear Software:
Making calls within your iPhone app - iPhone OS 3.0 breaks existing paradigm — When Apple introduced the iPhone SDK last year, developers around the world stood up, took notice and cheered. In the year since the release more than 50,000 apps have been created and pushed up into the App Store …
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
There's now a Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 3 — Download Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 3 for Windows from Fileforum now. — Early Betanews tests indicate some noticeable changes in the performance profile of a Release Candidate for Mozilla Firefox 3.5 that was posted to the organization's servers this morning.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Open Source and CNET News
Paula Rooney / Open Source: Firefox 3.5 final prepped to ship early next week
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News: Firefox 3.5 gets a third release candidate
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech:
Maryland Tech: Protecting your computer screen from the “shoulder surfers” — Every once in a while, I get to see — and sometimes write about — a fascinating new product before the consumer masses get to it. It's one of the cool perks of being a journalist, really.
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
HP releases iPhone versions of classic calculators — Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced iPhone-app versions of three classic HP calculators: the HP 12c, HP 12c Platinum, and HP 15C. — When run in landscape mode, each app uses the original ROM code and provides an exact visual replica …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Photobucket Layoffs Today: One-Third of Staff Let Go; Other FIM Units Also Impacted — The layoffs at Fox Interactive Media moved on to Photobucket today, as one-third of its staff of about 120 were let go, sources close to the situation said. — The photo- and video-hosting service …
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:atul
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: More Layoffs At FIM; Includes One-Third Of Photobucket Staff
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Twitter Cycle: Curiosity, Abandonment, Addiction. Global Visitors Hit 37 Million. — The adoption cycle for Twitter is a bit strange. It goes something like this: Ever-increasing waves of hype, links, and attention bring in the newbies to Twitter.com where they get their first taste of Twitterdom.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat: Twitter's long-term traffic still growing