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.
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Report: Apple, RIM squeeze huge smartphone profits
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: iPhone, BlackBerry On Pace To Account For 58 Percent Of The Industry's Profits
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: WSJ: Smartphones generating huge profits for Apple and RIM
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple, RIM profit margins far exceed market share
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: It finally happened: market share is dead and it has been replaced by value share!
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Apple Ringing Up Profits
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple, RIM command outsize profits
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple And RIM Have 3% Of Cell Phone Market, But 35% Of Profits
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 iPhone Blog
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: iPhone — 20% Profit Share of Mobile Industry?
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: TechCrunch, mocoNews, Silicon Alley Insider, Screenwerk, Scobleizer, Softpedia News, Mashable!, Glass House, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and digg.com
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Media Loves Twitter This Much: $48 Million A Month (At Least)
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: How Much Free Publicity Has Twitter Gotten? Report Says $48 Million Worth
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Media Coverage Of Twitter Worth $50 Million
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Twitter's $48 Million in Free Media
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Twitter Gets Even More Media Love Than Google
Frank Shaw / Glass House: Twitter & PR — Two recent marketing views of how Twitter is doing with PR.
Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux Community — Roundtable Q&A: Sam Ramji, senior director of Platform Strategy at Microsoft, and Tom Hanrahan, director of Microsoft's Open Source Technology Center, discuss the company's release of Linux device driver code under General Public License v2.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, CNET News, The Microsoft Blog, linux kernel monkey log, Channel 9, eWeek, 451 CAOS Theory, OSNews, Port 25, Linux.com, InformationWeek and Slashdot
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Microsoft makes nice with Linux (part 2)
Nic Fillingham / Channel 9: Microsoft Contributes Code to the Linux Kernel
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Releases 20,000 Lines of Linux Code
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory: Microsoft contributes to Linux kernel: a CAOS Theory Q&A
Jordan Spencer Cunningham / OSNews: Double-Take: Microsoft Contributes Drivers to Linux Community
Serdar Yegulalp / InformationWeek: Microsoft Contributes To Linux Kernel — And It's Not April 1
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.
Discussion: Computerworld, The Register, LinuxWorld.com and InfoWorld
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft embraces Linux cancer to sell Windows servers
Paul Krill / LinuxWorld.com: Microsoft releases code for Linux drivers
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: 9 to 5 Mac, Electronista, TECH.BLORGE.com, Boing Boing Gadgets, Gizmodo, Gadgetell, Core77, Daring Fireball, NPR Blogs and deal architect
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Why can't Japanese mobile phone companies create global phones
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Japanese Cellphones as Mysterious Super-Gadgets: 2009 Edition
Steve Portigal / Core77: Calling out, around the world?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Why Japan's Smartphones Haven't Gone Global
Wright Bryan / NPR Blogs: Is Japan Ready To Crack The Global Phone Market?
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: Bits, CNET News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Local Mobile Search, paidContent and AdExchanger.com
Saul Hansell / Bits: Can Tim Armstrong Think Different at AOL?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Tim Armstrong: One giant leap for AOL?
David Kaplan / paidContent: Interview: AOL's Levick Looks To Tear Down Ad Unit Silos
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.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: “The Model Is Disney”
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal: AOL Chief Focuses on Display Ads
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Can AOL Become a Force in Local (Again)?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: AOL's Armstrong: Dial-up matters (a lot)
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’
Kenneth Li / Financial Times: AOL sets sights on content-led domination
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Dealscape: AOL's new chief details venture arm
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Meet AOL's New Management
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Levick: AOL Moving Toward Niche Content, ‘Change’
Andrey / Inside BlackBerry:
BlackBerry Desktop Software: Coming Soon to a Mac Near You! — Many of you commented on my “Updating Your BlackBerry Device Software” post back in April saying “...this is great! But what about Mac?” I could not respond to those comments at the time, but I'm happy to say there's some exciting news we can share with you.
Discussion: Macworld, IntoMobile, CrunchGear, RIMarkable, TheNextWeb.com, The iPhone Blog, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report, Engadget Mobile and CrackBerry.com blogs
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: BlackBerry Software on Mac Announced for September
Robb Dunewood / RIMarkable: BlackBerry Desktop Software For Mac Comming Soon!
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: The Competition: RIM to Release BlackBerry Desktop Manager... for Mac?!
John Herrman / Gizmodo: At Long Last, BlackBerry Desktop Comes to Mac
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: BlackBerry Desktop Manager coming to Mac in September
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: Did Hell Freeze Over? …
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.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: How important are mobile apps to you?
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’
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Smackdown: App Store Vrs The Cloud
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, Home Media Magazine, jkOnTheRun, EverythingiCafe, Gizmodo and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Apple Approves iPhone App That “Promotes School Shootings”
Thomas K. Arnold / Home Media Magazine: Universal Bows iPod Touch/iPhone Apps for Blu-ray
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: New Barnes & Noble eReader App Targets iPhone, But Why?
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: App Store Approves Zombie School, Developer Shows Amazing Lack of Sensitivity
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Universal Hopes You'll Actually Watch Blu-ray Special Features …
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Single Point of Failure
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, GMSV, TUAW, O'Grady's PowerPage and The Apple Core
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman: Apple Likely to Wow Again
John Murrell / GMSV: A full week of entrail-reading for tech
Lauren Hirsch / TUAW: Apple set to release third quarter 2009 earnings report on Tuesday
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Early Predictions Arrive for Apple Q3 Earnings
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Ahead of the tape: Apple Q309 earnings preview
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: All eyes on Apple's earnings
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: paidContent, NewTeeVee, TechCrunch, Podcasting News, Gizmodo, Electricpig.co.uk and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Rafat Ali / paidContent: YouTube Engages in Some Myth-Spinning: We're Doing Great; Testing 3-D Videos
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!
John Herrman / Gizmodo: YouTube Experiments With 3D Video; Supports Multiple Technologies, Headaches
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: YouTube working on 3D video
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: YouTube Toying with 3D Video
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: Technologizer, TechSpot, Tim Oren's Due Diligence, Slashdot, Electronista, GeekTonic, Electricpig.co.uk, PlagiarismToday, CrunchGear, Lifehacker and digg.com
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: DRM? Dead? Yes, But Only For Music.
Justin Mann / TechSpot: RIAA believes that DRM is dead?
Tim Oren / Tim Oren's Due Diligence: The Roving Eye: Correct Diagnosis, Cussing Is Good For You, Artifacts Of The Week
Kdawson / Slashdot: RIAA Spokesman Says DRM Is Dead
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: DRM dead, music industry finally admits
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: Kindling — This is daily column on Plagiarism Today …
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: RIAA chief spokesman: 'DRM is dead, isn't it?'
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: RIAA Says DRM Is Dead
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 Watch, TechCrunch, Google Operating System, Google LatLong, VentureBeat, Search Engine Watch, The Register, Fast Company, Search Engine Land, CNET News, Technologizer, Telegraph, AppScout, YouTube Blog, ReadWriteWeb, Softpedia News, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Roundtable, dailywireless.org, Mashable! and Lifehacker
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Explore the Moon in Google Earth
Michael Weiss-Malik / Google LatLong: Fly yourself to the moon
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google Earth adds a detailed Moon map
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Earth Adds the Moon on the Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing
Austin Modine / The Register: Google lights up Moon on Apollo 11 anniversary
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Search The Moon With Google Earth For Moon
Martin LaMonica / CNET News: Google flies you to the moon
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: To the Moon With Google — Google is celebrating the 40th anniversary …
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Shoots the Moon
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Earth Goes to the Moon
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Brings the Moon Closer to Earth
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Moon Landing Logos From Bing, YouTube But Not Google
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: One Small Step for Google Earth
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Take a Virtual Trip to the Moon With Google Earth
Aaron / YouTube Biz Blog:
YouTube myth busting — One of our favorite shows at YouTube is MythBusters, the Discovery Channel's popular science program in which hosts Jamie and Adam bravely attempt to debunk urban legends. For those of us who thought you could jump start a car with a defibrillator, we consider this show a public service.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Hey, Google, Stop Being So Cutesy And Give Us The YouTube Numbers
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: YouTube: Our Business is Just Fine, Thank You
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube Does Some More (Modest) Boasting: “Growth Is Definitely …
YouTube Does Some More (Modest) Boasting: “Growth Is Definitely …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Google: Yes, YouTube Is Kicking Rear
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear and The Raw Feed
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: There's a fancy Wi-Fi room now at the New York Public Library
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: paidContent, CNET News, ZDNet Government, ReadWriteWeb, Inquirer, AppScout, Gizmodo and New York Times
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Following Napster's Lead, Kazaa Launches Subscription Service
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Kazaa to insert music fees into phone bills
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: With Kazaa, TPB going legit, are illegal downloads over?
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 …
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Kazaa Relaunches As Licensed Service
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
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 …
Benjamin / FriendFeed Blog:
FriendFeed API v2: Real-time, OAuth, file attachments, and more — Today we are launching version 2 of the FriendFeed API for beta testing. We focused on making the API simpler to use, and we added number of compelling new features: — Real-time APIs - utilize long polling to get feeds in real-time, including search!
Discussion: TechCrunch, Stay N' Alive and Scobleizer, Thanks:atul
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive: FriendFeed Opens Up the Firehose to Developers
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: What does @loic think of the new FriendFeed 2.0 API?
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: Computerworld, Microsoft, PC Magazine, eWeek, PC World, AppleInsider, MacRumors, TechFlash and Softpedia News
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft ships major update for Mac Office 2008
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Microsoft Mac Office 2008 SP2 Adds Sharing Upgrades
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 Released
Peter Cohen / PC World: 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)
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google not liable for defamation in search results, rules court — Internet giant Google wins landmark high court libel ruling over forum comment displayed in search results — Google is not liable for defamatory comments that appear in news articles, blogs and forums displayed in its search results …
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.
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
AT&T Rolls Out Barely-Subsidized Acer, Dell, Lenovo Netbooks Across the Country — AT&T is going large with their netbook plans, offering the Dell Mini 10, Acer Aspire One and Lenovo S10 at brick/mortar stores and online. But at a slightly subsidized $200 apiece on a two-year, minimum $40/mo contract, they're comically expensive.
Discussion: Electronista and Engadget