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, BlackBerry Cool, Silicon Alley Insider, FierceWireless, Edible Apple, Electronista, EverythingiCafe, MobileCrunch, Macsimum News, IntoMobile, MacNN, 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
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple, RIM command outsize 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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: It finally happened: market share is dead and it has been replaced by value share!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
Apple Estimated to Account for 20% of Cellphone Industry 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, Digital Daily, Silicon Alley Insider, Local Mobile Search, FierceMobileContent, 24/7 Wall Street, Pulse2, MacDailyNews and digg.com
Ian Paul / PC World: Mobile Apps: What's in Your Future?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Beatles, Apps More Popular Than Jesus
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: The App Market Will Be As Big As The Internet In 2020
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, BoomTown, Silicon Alley Insider, 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 / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL CEO Tim Amstrong Sits For A Q&A — It's been 100 days since Tim Armstrong, 38, leapt from Google to become CEO of AOL, charged with spinning it off from Time Warner and redefining it as a stand-alone entity. He's spent the better part of those days on various planes …
Discussion: paidContent and AdExchanger.com
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Memo Details Who's Who In Armstrong's AOL: Includes Partoll …
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?
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 …
Michael Weiss-Malik / Google LatLong: Fly yourself to the moon
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Search The Moon With Google Earth For Moon
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Brings the Moon Closer to Earth
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: The Moon in Google Earth
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Moon Landing Logos From Bing, YouTube But Not Google
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Google Moon Events
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.
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: Tech Check with Jim Goldman, The Apple Core and O'Grady's PowerPage
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman: Apple Likely to Wow Again
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
YouTube Testing 3D Videos (YT3D) — It appears that some time over the weekend, YouTube began experimenting with 3D videos. I spotted a thread at the YouTube Help forum about this, where Googler Pete said he developed this in his 20% time. — He said he is the “developer working on the stereoscopic player as a 20% project.”
Discussion: NewTeeVee, TechCrunch, Podcasting News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and Gizmodo
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Now Playing on YouTube: Experimental 3D Videos
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: YouTube Experimenting With 3D Web Videos
James Lewin / Podcasting News: YouTube Experimenting With 3D Stereoscopic Video!
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: YouTube Toying with 3D Video
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
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
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Pigs do fly: Microsoft unleashes 20,000 lines of Linux code — Microsoft is releasing three Microsoft-developed Linux drivers to the Linux community for possible inclusion in the Linux source tree. — This is the first time Microsoft has made Microsoft-developed code available directly to the Linux community.
Shaver / Mozilla Security Blog:
milw0rm 9158 “stack overflow” crash not exploitable (CVE-2009-2479) — In the last few days, there have been several reports (including one via SANS) of a bug in Firefox related to handling of certain very long Unicode strings. While these strings can result in crashes of some versions of Firefox …
Discussion: BetaNews, ChannelWeb, Softpedia News, Macworld, The Register, Mozilla Links and The Tech Herald Security News
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Mozilla challenges security researchers, says Firefox exploit reports are false
Rick Whiting / ChannelWeb: Mozilla Claims Firefox Bug Not a Security Risk
Sumner Lemon / Macworld: Mozilla: Bug in Firefox 3.5.1 isn't exploitable
John Leyden / The Register: Mozilla downplays risk from unpatched flaw
Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links: Mozilla confirms new security bug in Firefox 3.5.1
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
DRM is Dead, RIAA Says — The digital music landscape is evolving continuously. Just two years ago RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol defended the use of DRM on digital music because customers would benefit from it. — “DRM serves all sorts of pro-consumer purposes,” he said at the time …
Discussion: GeekTonic, Electricpig.co.uk, CrunchGear, PlagiarismToday, Lifehacker, Slashdot and digg.com
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: DRM dead, music industry finally admits
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: RIAA chief spokesman: 'DRM is dead, isn't it?'
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: Kindling — This is daily column on Plagiarism Today …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: RIAA Says DRM Is Dead
Kdawson / Slashdot: RIAA Spokesman Says DRM Is Dead
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
New York Public Library opens elegant room for Wi-Fi users — Edna Barnes Salomon Room, pre Wi-Fi furnishings. Credit: David Sundberg/ESTO — When in New York, visit what is probably the grandest Wi-Fi hotspot in the country. — The New York Public Library today opens …