Sara Silver / Wall Street Journal:
Apple, RIM Outsmart Phone Market — No wonder they are called smart phones. Not only can these fancy phones send email, get directions and play music, they can generate huge profits for their makers. — At least for iPhone's manufacturer Apple and BlackBerry's Research In Motion.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Silicon Alley Insider, EverythingiCafe, MobileCrunch, Edible Apple, IntoMobile, iLounge and Gizmodo
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple, RIM profit margins far exceed market share
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple And RIM Have 3% Of Cell Phone Market, But 35% Of Profits
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Apple Ringing Up Profits
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: It finally happened: market share is dead and it has been replaced by value share!
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple, RIM taking large chunk of cellphone profits
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Whoa, Apple and RIM Make a Lot of Money
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Estimated to Account for 20% of Cellphone Industry Profit — The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription required) on research from Deutsche Bank analyst Brian Modoff showing that Apple and Research in Motion together accounted for approximately 38% of the cellphone industry's total operating profit …
Discussion: The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs and The iPhone Blog
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Monday roundup — So much Apple news, and so little time. Sigh.
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: iPhone — 20% Profit Share of Mobile Industry?
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Apps ‘to be as big as internet’ — The market for mobile applications, or apps, will become “as big as the internet”, peaking at 10 million apps in 2020, a leading online store says. — However, GetJar say, the developer community will decline drastically as each developer makes less money.
Discussion: PC World, Silicon Alley Insider, Digital Daily, Local Mobile Search, FierceMobileContent, 24/7 Wall Street, Pulse2, MacDailyNews and digg.com
Ian Paul / PC World: Mobile Apps: What's in Your Future?
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: The App Market Will Be As Big As The Internet In 2020
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Beatles, Apps More Popular Than Jesus
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Mobile Apps Building a New ‘Mobile Internet’
Shan Sadiq / Pulse2: The Mobile App Market Will Be As Big As The Internet
Peter Wayner / Computerworld:
iPhone App Store roulette: A tale of rejection — InfoWorld - Think back to May 26, 1995. Steve Jobs was wandering in the desert, fiddling with some company called Pixar that made animated movies of dancing desk lamps, and planning his next step for NeXT.
Discussion: TechCrunch, EverythingiCafe and jkOnTheRun
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Apple Approves iPhone App That “Promotes School Shootings”
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: App Store Approves Zombie School, Developer Shows Amazing Lack of Sensitivity
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: New Barnes & Noble eReader App Targets iPhone, But Why?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Interview: AOL's Armstrong First 100 Days: ‘People Are Missing The Real AOL Story’ — Sixteen cities in 10 countries, from Baltimore to Bangalore, Denver to Dublin. Twenty-six Town Hall and All Hands meetings. Seventy-one product reviews. Fifty-one partner/customer meetings.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Between the Lines, Bloomberg, Silicon Alley Insider, BoomTown, Dealscape, TechCrunch, Softpedia News, mocoNews and MediaPost
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: “The Model Is Disney”
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: AOL's Armstrong: Dial-up matters (a lot)
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Meet AOL's New Management
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Dealscape: AOL's new chief details venture arm
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Tim Armstrong Prepares AOL For a Fragmenting Web
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews: Interview: AOL's Armstrong: ‘Putting Together A Clear Mobile Strategy’
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Levick: AOL Moving Toward Niche Content, ‘Change’
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Armstrong: Think of AOL Like Disney, a Company ‘That Delights You’ — Former Google Exec Just Spent 100 Days on Reorg Plan, Now the Challenge Is Executing It — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It's been 100 days since Tim Armstrong, 38, leapt from Google to become CEO of AOL …
Discussion: paidContent and AdExchanger.com
David Kaplan / paidContent: Interview: AOL's Levick Looks To Tear Down Ad Unit Silos
Kenneth Li / Financial Times:
AOL sets sights on content-led domination
AOL sets sights on content-led domination
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal: AOL Chief Focuses on Display Ads
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Why Japan's Cellphones Haven't Gone Global — TOKYO — At first glance, Japanese cellphones are a gadget lover's dream: ready for Internet and e-mail, they double as credit cards, boarding passes and even body-fat calculators. — But it is hard to find anyone in Chicago or London using …
Discussion: NPR Blogs, Gadgetell and deal architect
Wright Bryan / NPR Blogs: Is Japan Ready To Crack The Global Phone Market?
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Twitter Generates $48 Million of Media Coverage in a Month — But Can It Maintain Its Sizzle? — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Twitter's been the toast of TV news programs, daytime talk shows, magazine editors and newspaper reporters. But what's all that chatter worth?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, TechCrunch, Glass House, Softpedia News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and digg.com
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Media Coverage Of Twitter Worth $50 Million
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Media Loves Twitter This Much: $48 Million A Month (At Least)
Frank Shaw / Glass House: Twitter & PR — Two recent marketing views of how Twitter is doing with PR.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Mac Office gets service pack update — Microsoft is releasing the second service pack update to Office 2008 for Mac, the company said Monday. — The free update, which is expected to be available later on Monday from Microsoft's Web site, is designed to improve speed and stability …
Discussion: Microsoft, AppleInsider, MacRumors, Macworld, TechFlash and Softpedia News
Peter Cohen / Macworld: Office 2008 SP2 improves speed, collaboration capability
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft updates Mac Office '08
Marius Oiaga / Softpedia News: Download Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google Voice: Trouble Calling for Skype? — An entry into Web calling by search giant Google is likely to boost competition for eBay's Internet-calling unit and other VoIP service providers — Google's push into the Web phone-calling market is likely to cut into sales by Internet phone companies …
The Official Google Blog:
Explore the moon in Google Earth — Posted by Anousheh Ansari, Trustee, X PRIZE Foundation, and first female private space explorer … Ever since I was a young girl, it has been a dream of mine to travel into space. In September of 2006, I was fortunate enough to make that dream a reality …
Discussion: Google LatLong, Search Engine Land, CNET News, Search Engine Roundtable and Google Maps Mania
Michael Weiss-Malik / Google LatLong: Fly yourself to the moon
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Search The Moon WIth Google Earth For Moon
Martin LaMonica / CNET News: Google flies you to the moon
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Moon Landing Logos From Bing, YouTube But Not Google
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Google Moon Events
Was Moore's Law Inevitable? — In the early 1950s the same thought occurred to many people at once: things are improving so fast and so regularly, there might be a pattern to the improvements. Maybe we could plot technological progress to date, then extrapolate the curves and see what the future holds.
Sydney Morning Herald:
Kazaa to rise from the dead — The notorious Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing service is back from the dead three years after it was shut down by the music industry in a $150 million lawsuit. — But the software looks entirely different this time around, with users forced to pay for their music instead of trading tracks illegally.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Inquirer, Gizmodo and New York Times
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Kazaa Goes Legit - But It Will Fail
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Kazaa is back from the dead — THE KAZAA peer-to-peer file …
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Kazaa Wakes Up From Lawsuit-Induced Coma, Vows to Go Legit
Eric Pfanner / New York Times: Music Industry Lures ‘Casual’ Pirates to Legal Sites
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Kazaa to return as subscription service
Kazaa to return as subscription service
Discussion: CrunchGear, Softpedia News, Engadget and digg.com
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Shoulder shrug: Kazaa is coming back, legally
Darren Murph / Engadget: Kazaa also turning its life around, becoming legal music subscription service
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
What to expect from Apple's quarterly progress report — It's been an eventful quarter for Apple, but can it keep up its momentum? We'll find out Tuesday when Apple releases its fiscal third-quarter earnings. — Recent company news has been mixed, but certainly more positive than negative.
Discussion: The Apple Core and O'Grady's PowerPage
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Ahead of the tape: Apple Q309 earnings preview
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Early Predictions Arrive for Apple Q3 Earnings
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg's Kevin Rose Not Pleased With DiggBar Change — Earlier today we reported on a change in how Digg handles URL redirects from its URL shortening service called DiggBar. Users of the service are not happy - links are now sometimes going to Digg's summary of the story instead of the story itself.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Jd Rucker / Social News Watch:
Did Digg Just “Bait & Switch” Twitter Users?
Did Digg Just “Bait & Switch” Twitter Users?
Discussion: PC World, Mashable!, TechCrunch, Marco.org, Download Squad, endofweb.co.uk and digg.com
Jared Newman / PC World: DiggBar Change Causes Uproar
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Confirmed: Digg Just Hijacked Your Twitter Links
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits:
App Watch: Mirror, Mirror on the iPhone, for Free — Inner Four Inc., a Tampa, Fla., company that has 150 programs in Apple's App Store, usually devotes a couple of months to create a major app. But its biggest success so far has been one that one engineer spent just one hour on. — Inner Four
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Hey Newspaper Guys: Google's Not Making Money From News — It's become popular for old school newspaper folks to hate on Google and other aggregators for somehow “profiting” off of their content. This is wrong on many, many levels. First, the aggregators send traffic to newspaper sites.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek touchscreen-based Eee PC T101 pushed back to September at the earliest — Asustek Computer is expected to launch its 10-inch touchscreen-based Eee PC T101 in September 2009 at the earliest, more than two months later than the company's original schedule of June, according to industry sources.
Discussion: Liliputing, My Philly Network, I4U News and SlashGear
Brad / Liliputing: If the Eee PC T91 doesn't sell well, Asus may scrap future touchscren netbook plans
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Asus Eee T101 Touchscreen Netbook delayed
Chris Davies / SlashGear: ASUS push Eee PC T101 launch back: September “at earliest”
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack — The Twitter document leak fiasco started with a simple story that personal accounts of Twitter employees were hacked. Twitter CEO Evan Williams commented on that story, saying that Twitter itself was mostly unaffected.
Discussion: PC World, Computerworld, NPR Blogs, Technologizer, Macworld, The Register, dot.life, broadstuff, lalawag, Simon Willison's Weblog, Memex 1.1 and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Pete Soderling / Computerworld: Why Twitter Hack is NOT a Cloud Security Wake-up Call
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Twitter's Security Problem is Our Security Problem
Ted Dziuba / The Register: Twitter docs hack exploits stupidity vuln
Maggie Shiels / dot.life: Rubbernecking Twittergate
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter Hacking Story - Cloud Ecosystems reduce security
Sean Percival / lalawag: Timeline: Le Twitter Hack
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Transparency is the new objectivity — A friend asked me to post an explanation of what I meant when I said at PDF09 that “transparency is the new objectivity.” First, I apologize for the cliché of “x is the new y.” Second, what I meant is that transparency is now fulfilling …
Discussion: Almighty Link and broadstuff, Thanks:atul
Kevin Sablan / Almighty Link: Links provide “reason to believe a report”
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Transparency is the new social media Panacea?
Crucial ships, prices M225 SSDs — Crucial this morning acted on its promise and shipped its M225 solid-state drives. They make up only the second line of SSDs at the memory producer and target the high-end notebook or server space with maximum read and write speeds of 250MB and 200MB per second.
Discussion: Softpedia News and Engadget
Darren Murph / Engadget: Lexar Media issues 64GB, 128GB and 256GB Crucial M225 SSDs
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Secret Weapon: Your Mom — Sales of cars and homes are foundering but Apple has found steady customers. — BURLINGAME, CALIF. — Walk into the local Apple store at 10:35 on a Friday morning and you'll notice something different: normal people. — These are not the mutants you'l …