Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Microsoft Has Turned The Corner — I've got to say: in my opinion, Microsoft has turned The Corner. — You know The Corner. — The one that gets us off of pothole ridden Vista Avenue (one street over from Lincoln in Blue Velvet). The Corner that requires Microsoft to shed some of the fat …
Discussion: ParisLemon and Bob Caswell, Thanks:parislemon
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: The Turning Of Microsoft's Massive Cargo Vessel
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Rosetta Stone Suing Google Over Advertisers' Trademark Use — Rosetta Stone, the Arlington language-learning software firm, said yesterday it has filed a lawsuit against Google for trademark infringement, alleging the Internet search giant allowed other companies to use Rosetta Stone's trademark brand …
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Rosetta Stone Sues Google Over Ad Keywords
Virginia Postrel / New York Times:
What You Pay For — Fifteen years ago — before Google or Wikipedia or blogging or Craigslist or podcasts or YouTube — the technology investor and pundit Esther Dyson wrote an article analyzing the business of “creative content” in a future where the Internet made distribution essentially free.
Discussion: ParisLemon, CinemaTech and TeleRead
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: To Free Or Not To Free … via Book Review - 'Free …
Scott Kirsner / CinemaTech: From 1995: Esther Dyson on Monetizing Creative Content
David Rothman / TeleRead: Libertarian writer dissects Chris Anderson's ‘Free’
Chas / ChasNote:
More Bad News for Ad Agencies: Meet Howcast — From today's NY Times profile of Howcast, a site that's producing a deep library of how-to videos. In addition to ad-supported videos on generic topics (how to recognize and avoid poison ivy, or how to how to look hot when you get out of the ocean …
Discussion: New York Times and Beet.TV
Julie Creswell / New York Times: How to Start a Company (and Kiss Like Angelina)
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Howcast Shifts from Ad Driven Model to Sponsored Videos
Rhee So-eui / Reuters:
LG launches app store, initial focus on Asia — LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 3 handset maker, is launching an online store for mobile phone applications Tuesday with an initial focus on Asia and aspirations for a more global reach by year-end. — Phone makers and mobile firms worldwide …
Discussion: mocoNews and Phone Scoop
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: LG to Launch Apps Store in Asia, No U.S. Plans Yet
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
How the Media Wrestle With the Web — LIKE a research scientist who gets a chance to play with a chemistry set, Sreenath Sreenivasan, a new-media professor at the Columbia Journalism School, returned to the roots of his chosen field last month riding home on the No. 1 train.
Pradnya Joshi / New York Times:
When a Blogger Voices Approval, a Sponsor May Be Lurking — Colleen Padilla, a 33-year-old mother of two who lives in suburban Philadelphia, has reviewed nearly 1,500 products, including baby clothes, microwave dinners and the Nintendo Wii, on her popular Web site Classymommy.com.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD keeps pressure on Intel with more six-headed server chips — Advanced Micro Devices is launching two new versions of its chips with six brains today. The AMD Opteron HE and SE server microprocessors have six cores, or processors, on a single chip. The introduction is the latest volley …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: AMD fills out six-core Opteron lineup
Windows 7 RTM on Track, Compiled — We previously reported that the RTM build was delayed due to show-stopper bugs, however, WZor reports that they have managed to meet the compile target date of July 10th, and have compiled the RTM build, which, unlike what we previously suspected, is build 7600.16384.090710-1945, and not 7300.
Discussion: Tech Invaders and TechSpot, Thanks:paulz0r
Manmohanjit / Tech Invaders: Windows 7 Build 7600 is the final RTM + Screens
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Weekend tech reading: Startups dig Chrome OS, Windows 7 RTM compiled
Online Gaming Continues Strong Growth in U.S. as Consumers Increasingly Opt for Free Entertainment Alternatives — Distributed Gaming Content Publishers Compare Favorably Against Gaming Destination Sites — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world …
Discussion: TechFlash, PC World, Kotaku, VentureBeat and VG247
Paul Suarez / PC World: Battlefield 1943 Debuts to Eager Throngs
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: As console games slide, online games increase 22 percent compared to a year ago
Stephany Nunneley / VG247: Console gaming fell 23% while online gaming rose 22% in May
Cynthia Wong / PolicyBeta:
Yahoo! protects user privacy — and gets fined? — In March of this year, a Belgian court entered judgment in a criminal case against Yahoo! and fined the company for refusing to hand over user data to Belgian law enforcement authorities under Belgian law. — The catch?
Discussion: The Technology Liberation …
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Six in 10 companies plan to skip Windows 7: survey — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six in 10 companies in a survey plan to skip the purchase of Microsoft Corp's Windows 7 computer operating system, many of them to pinch pennies and others over concern about compatibility with their existing applications.