Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Keeping News of Kidnapping Off Wikipedia — For seven months, The New York Times managed to keep out of the news the fact that one of its reporters, David Rohde, had been kidnapped by the Taliban. — But that was pretty straightforward compared with keeping it off Wikipedia.
Discussion: Fast Company, GMSV, p2pnet, Tech Central, Pocket-lint.com, TechCrunch, Performancing.com, Mashable!, Boing Boing Gadgets and TECH.BLORGE.com, Thanks:atul
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Wikipedia and ‘The New York Times’ Suppress Facts to Save Kidnapped Journo
John Murrell / GMSV: Wikipedia held page hostage to protect captive NYT reporter
Murad Ahmed / Tech Central: Why Wikipedia was right to stop the revelation of David Rohde's kidnapping
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Wikipedia censors reporter kidnapping
J Angelo Racoma / Performancing.com: Would You Withhold Information If It Meant Saving a Life?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: The Troubles of Crowdsourcing: How Do You Keep a Secret?
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: All the news that's fit to print (or edit)
Dave Jeyes / TECH.BLORGE.com: Wales quashes kidnapping on Wikipedia
Mark John / Reuters:
Telecom firms back standard phone charger in Europe — Top mobile telephone suppliers have agreed to back an EU-wide harmonization of phone chargers, the European Commission said on Monday, hailing the pact as good news for consumers and the environment. — The agreement by Nokia …
Steve O'Hear / last100: After pressure from EU, Apple dumping iPhone's Universal Dock Connector? (microUSB)
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Nokia, Apple, RIM and others agree on micro-USB phone charger standard for Europe
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Micro-USB becomes standard Euro phone charger
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Next iPhone will charge via Micro USB
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Companies Agree to Standardize Chargers for Handsets in EU
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: Apple to adopt micro-USB for charging
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Mobile Phones to Have Universal Micro-USB For Charging
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Apple, LG, Samsung, Others Agree to microUSB Charge Port
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Micro-USB Become Phone Charger Standard in EU
Microsoft puts Razorfish up for sale — By Tim Bradshaw in Cannes and Richard Waters in San Francisco — Microsoft has appointed Morgan Stanley to find a potential buyer for Razorfish, its digital agency — Publicis Groupe, the French marketing company that says it is planning …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Just another Microsoft Monday: Quick picks
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Finally Selling Razorfish
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Microsoft to cut Razorfish loose
Anupreeta Das / MediaFile: TMZ got the scoop, will it see the money?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Microsoft Reportedly Seeks Buyer For Razorfish
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance: Microsoft to sell Razorfish; needs to focus on search, Windows
Jeremy Kirk / ITworld.com: Report: Microsoft to sell Razorfish ad agency
Todd Watson / Internet Evolution: Judgment Day — Today is the day that Bernie Madoff will learn his fate.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Is Microsoft Ready to Shave Off Razorfish's Conflict of Interest?
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Why Razorfish Divestiture Now? — Back in 2007, we briefly reviewed …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Microsoft Tries to Sell Ad Agency It Never Wanted
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Microsoft looks to sell Razorfish
Tom Johansmeyer / BloggingStocks: Microsoft to unload Razorfish, Publicis looking?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Microsoft to cast Razorfish off
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft Looks to Sell Razorfish
Vodafone eyes T-Mobile UK bid — By Andrew Parker and Neil Hume in London and Gerrit Wiesmann in Frankfurt — Vodafone is considering an offer to buy T-Mobile UK in an audacious move that would have huge repercussions for the British mobile phone market.
Discussion: mocoNews, BBC, Unwired View, Electronista, broadstuff, The Register, Reuters, Pocket-lint.com, MobileBurn.com and Gearlog
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews: Report: Vodafone Considering Bid For T-Mobile UK
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Vodafone looking to buy T-Mobile UK?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: UK Mobile market to become rational?
Chris Williams / The Register: Vodafone said to be mulling T-Mobile UK bid
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Vodafone considering T-Mobile buyout
Michael Oryl / MobileBurn.com: Vodafone considering purchase of T-Mobile UK
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Vodafone Looks to Buy T-Mobile
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Makes a Case That It Isn't So Big — SAN FRANCISCO — Google handles roughly two-thirds of all Internet searches. It owns the largest online video site, YouTube, which is more than 10 times more popular than its nearest competitor. And last year, Google sold nearly $22 billion in advertising …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, TG Daily and Beyond Search
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Meet The Googler In Charge Of Saying Google Isn't So Great
C Shanti / TG Daily: God is out on whether Google is good or evil
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google and Big: The Roman Crowd Sees One Thing, Caesar Another
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
So You're an Obsessive-Compulsive Stats-Aholic? There's an App for That — The New ‘Pro’ Version of Buzzworthy Trend-Tracking Service Trendrr Is Total Digital Crack — My name is Simon Dumenco and I'm a stats addict. Seriously — it's kind of a problem.
Fred / A VC:
Trendrr - The Freemium Web Charting Service
Trendrr - The Freemium Web Charting Service
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Trend Spotting Service Trendrr Switches to Freemium Model
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Google launches push to send Ugandans vital information through their mobiles — AppLab will give millions of Africans access to health advice, farming tips and trading services using only a mobile handset — It has already conquered the web, becoming one of the most powerful companies in the world in the process.
The Official Google Blog:
Extending Google services in Africa
Extending Google services in Africa
Discussion: TechCrunch, Grameen Foundation and Official Google Africa Blog, Thanks:atul
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Ch-ch-ch-changes: A visual history of Firefox — The official release of Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is due this week. It's a significant milestone in the open-source browser's history. Putting pure features aside, let's take a look at some of the big design changes Mozilla has made over the years …
Discussion: The Register
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Firefox 3.5 set to land tomorrow
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bring Twitter Talk To Your Site With Tweetboard — As Twitter becomes the default conversation spot on the Web, we're going to start to see tools which combine site-specific conversations with Twitter. One example is Tweetboard, which creates a Twitter-powered forum for any site.
Thieves ‘using Google Earth to steal koi carp’ — Thieves are using Google Earth to steal expensive koi carp from homeowners' ponds, police believe. — They are believed to be using Internet mapping systems to identify gardens with ponds so they can take the sought-after specimens.
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com, Newlaunches.com and GPS Obsessed
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Google Earth used to find and steal Koi
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft: Zeroing In On $30? — Microsoft (MSFT) shares haven't touched the $30 level in more than a year. But the stock has been rallying impressively since bottoming in the $15 range in March - can it complete the double? — Some analysts think so. In fact, two of them this morning upped …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Windows 7: Now it's an economic savior too
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
Is free the future? — At a hearing on Capitol Hill in May, James Moroney, the publisher of the Dallas Morning News, told Congress about negotiations he'd just had with the online retailer Amazon. The idea was to license his newspaper's content to the Kindle, Amazon's new electronic reader.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and The Noisy Channel
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Malcolm Gladwell to Chris Anderson: No “Free” Lunch
A What-man? — When the Sony Walkman was launched, 30 years ago this week, is started a revolution in portable music. But how does it compare with its digital successors? The Magazine invited 13-year-old Scott Campbell to swap his iPod for a Walkman for a week. — My dad had told me it was the iPod of its day.
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch, PSFK, Boing Boing Gadgets, Engadget, Gadget Lab, CrunchGear, Switched and GottaBeMobile.com
Matt Rosoff / CNET News: Walkman vs. iPod
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Kid Swaps iPod For Sony Walkman, Gets A Culture Shock
Sam Biddle / PSFK: Thirteen Year Old Grapples With “Ancient” Walkman
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Kid swaps iPod for 30 year old Walkman
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: 13-year-old trades iPod for Walkman, reports on mysterious ancient artifact
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: 13 Year Old Uses Walkman for a Week. Result: Embarrassment
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile.com: Kid Trades His iPod for a Walkman, Reviews It
Olivia Ma / Google News Blog:
A Call to News Publishers: How to Share Your Video — We're always looking for ways to enhance the way people consume the news, and we have some improvements planned over the next few months. To get things started, Google News and YouTube are teaming up to help news publishers build a bigger audience for their video content.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, eWeek, AppScout and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:atul
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Invites News Partners to Share Video
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google News, YouTube Invite News Groups to Share Video Content
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Offers Linkup Between News, YouTube
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Got News? Google and YouTube Want You!
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Andreessen-backed Startup Targets Cloud — A new cloud computing startup funded and advised by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz plans to help enterprise companies deploy and manage applications in the cloud. webappVM is a Redwood City company building a “self-monitoring application cloud” …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Top 100 Networked Venture Capitalists — Do venture investors with the biggest and best networks end up producing the best returns? An academic paper from a few years ago by Yael Hochberg, Alexander Ljungqvist, and Yang Lu titled “Whom You Know Matters: Venture Capital Networks …
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog and Marketing Nirvana, Thanks:atul
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: Is your VC well connected? — Two years ago Yael Hochberg …
Mario Sundar / Marketing Nirvana: The Top 100 Networked VCs (Reid's at #18)
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google move paves way for Firefox on Android — Google's move to let software run natively on Android devices opens the door for a version of Firefox that can run on the operating system. — At present, Android applications are written in Java and run on Google's Dalvik Java virtual machine.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Gizmodo
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
ChallengePost launches problem-solving site with Wozniak, Betaworks onboard — ChallengePost is a public marketplace for companies, non-profits and individuals to create contests and award prize money for solving problems. It is launching in beta today. One of the challenges currently …
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
AOL Cracks Web Publishing — Sans Time Warner — Portal Points Way to Future, and It's Vertical Sites Run by Small Staffs — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the heady days of early 2000, the megamerger of AOL and Time Warner heralded the web-based future of publishing.
Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
Metro Crash May Exemplify Paradox of Human-Machine Interaction — Sometime soon, investigators will piece together why one train on Metro's Red Line hurtled into another last Monday, killing nine people and injuring dozens. Early indications suggest a computer system may have malfunctioned …