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.
Nic Fillingham / Channel 9: Microsoft Contributes Code to the Linux Kernel
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft's Linux code release: Not all fear and loathing in Linux land
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: With Microsoft code dump Novell tries to make nice
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Microsoft makes nice with Linux (part 2)
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Releases 20,000 Lines of Linux Code
Serdar Yegulalp / InformationWeek: Microsoft Contributes To Linux Kernel — And It's Not April 1
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
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: Network World, PC World, Computerworld, The Register, The Seattle Times, CNET News and Port 25
Paul Krill / PC World: Redmond Releases Code to Linux Kernel Community
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft embraces Linux cancer to sell Windows servers
Ina Fried / CNET News: Understanding Microsoft's Linux code shocker
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: Ars Technica, Silicon Alley Insider, 9 to 5 Mac, CrunchGear, Computerworld, BusinessWeek, Macworld, Macsimum News, TheAppleBlog, Boy Genius Report, Obsessable, InformationWeek, Unwired View, Mashable!, RIMarkable, TheNextWeb.com, IntoMobile, BlackBerry Cool, The Mac Observer, Gizmodo, The iPhone Blog, AppScout and Engadget Mobile
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac: Blackberry Desktop Manager for Mac coming soon
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Blackberry Software For Mac Coming In September
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: BlackBerry Desktop Software coming to the Mac in September
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Official BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac Coming in September
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: RIM Shows Apple Some Love, Bringing BlackBerry Desktop Software To Macs
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: BlackBerry to Finally Release Desktop Manager for Mac
Robb Dunewood / RIMarkable: BlackBerry Desktop Software For Mac Coming Soon!
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: BlackBerry Software on Mac Announced for September
John Herrman / Gizmodo: At Long Last, BlackBerry Desktop Comes to Mac
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: The Competition: RIM to Release BlackBerry Desktop Manager... for Mac?!
Jamie Lendino / AppScout: RIM Unveils Desktop Software for Mac
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: BlackBerry Desktop Manager coming to Mac in September
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 35% of the cellphone industry's total operating profit …
Discussion: The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, People Over Process 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?
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.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Apple and RIM to share more than half of cellphone industry profits this year
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple And RIM Have 3% Of Cell Phone Market, But 35% Of Profits
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: iPhone, BlackBerry On Pace To Account For 58 Percent Of The Industry's Profits
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Report: Apple, RIM squeeze huge smartphone profits
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
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: WSJ: Smartphones generating huge profits for Apple and RIM
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple, RIM command outsize profits
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple, RIM profit margins far exceed market share
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, Scobleizer, mocoNews, Mashable!, Glass House, Softpedia News, Silicon Alley Insider and Screenwerk
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
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.
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Media Coverage Of Twitter Worth $50 Million
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Twitter's $48 Million in Free Media
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.”
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: YouTube 3D — YouTube test a stereoscopic player for watching videos in 3D.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: YouTube 3D Videos
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Google playing around with YouTube in 3D
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: YouTube Experimenting With 3D Web Videos
Azadeh Ensha / Lifehacker: YouTube Experiments with 3D Video Viewing
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Now Playing on YouTube: Experimental 3D Videos
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
James Lewin / Podcasting News: YouTube Experimenting With 3D Stereoscopic Video!
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: paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider, Between the Lines, Beet.TV, The Business Of Online Video and Mashable!
Rafat Ali / paidContent: YouTube Engages in Some Myth-Spinning: We're Doing Great; Testing 3-D Videos
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Mark Cuban: YouTube Finally Took My Advice
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: YouTube: Uploads don't hurt our bottom line
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video: YouTube's Biz Blog Goes On Offensive, Says Industry Comments Are “Myths”
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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
DRM is ****, 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, BetaNews, DailyTech, Slashdot, Electronista, GeekTonic, Electricpig.co.uk, PlagiarismToday, CrunchGear, TechSpot, Tim Oren's Due Diligence and Lifehacker
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: DRM? Dead? Yes, But Only For Music.
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: RIAA spokesperson denies proclaiming DRM ‘dead’
Jason Mick / DailyTech: RIAA Spokesperson Declares DRM Dead
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?'
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
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: RIAA Says DRM Is Dead
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: NEWSFACTOR, AppleInsider, Brainstorm Tech, Tech Trader Daily, TUAW, GMSV, Tech Check with Jim Goldman, The Apple Core and O'Grady's PowerPage
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: MacBooks flew off the shelves in June
Lauren Hirsch / TUAW: Apple set to release third quarter 2009 earnings report on Tuesday
John Murrell / GMSV: A full week of entrail-reading for tech
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
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
All eyes on Apple's earnings
All eyes on Apple's earnings
Discussion: Digital Daily, MacNN and Edible Apple
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Charging for Access to News Sites — John Plunkett, reporting for the Guardian last week, in a story titled “Financial Times Editor Says Most News Websites Will Charge Within a Year”: … I wish them good luck with this, and I mean that sincerely, but I believe this is a fundamentally flawed strategy.
David Simon / CJR: Build the Wall — Most readers won't pay for news …
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: Electronista, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, Gadgetell, Techgeist, Core77, TECH.BLORGE.com, Boing Boing Gadgets and NPR Blogs
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
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Japanese Cellphones Need a Better Front End
Steve Portigal / Core77: Calling out, around the world?
Lisa Katayama / Boing Boing Gadgets: NYT discovers Japanese cell phones
Wright Bryan / NPR Blogs: Is Japan Ready To Crack The Global Phone Market?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Barnes & Noble partners with Plastic Logic; Opens up; Targets Kindle — Updated: Barnes & Noble has outlined its answer for Amazon's Kindle: A partnership with Plastic Logic, which will launch an eReader in early 2010, and plans to open its e-book sales to multiple platforms.
Discussion: CNET News, L.A. Times Tech Blog, PC World, Barnes & Noble, Inc., TechCrunch, mocoNews, Reuters, Silicon Alley Insider, paidContent, Electronista and Engadget, Thanks:mager
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Finally, Barnes & Noble returns to e-books
Melissa J. Perenson / PC World: Barnes & Noble Makes a Big Splash Into E-books
Nicholas Deleon / TechCrunch: Barnes and Noble launches eBookstore, Partners with Plastic Logic
Rafat Ali / mocoNews: B&N's E-Book Store: Details From Conference Call
Alexandria Sage / Reuters: CORRECTED: Barnes & Noble unveils online bookstore
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: Search Engine Watch, Google LatLong, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Google Watch, Bits, VentureBeat, Google Operating System, Google Earth Blog, The Register, Technologizer, Telegraph, Search Engine Land, Network World, YouTube Blog, AppScout, Softpedia News, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Roundtable, dailywireless.org, Mashable!, Computerworld, The Map Room and CNET News
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Earth Adds the Moon on the Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing
Michael Weiss-Malik / Google LatLong: Fly yourself to the moon
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google Earth adds images of moon landscape and Apollo landing sites
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google Earth Goes to the Moon
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google Earth adds a detailed Moon map
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Explore the Moon in Google Earth
Austin Modine / The Register: Google lights up Moon on Apollo 11 anniversary
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: To the Moon With Google — Google is celebrating the 40th anniversary …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Search The Moon With Google Earth For Moon
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Shoots 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
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Blast off to the moon with Google Earth
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: The Moon in Google Earth
Martin LaMonica / CNET News: Google flies you to the moon
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?
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: The App Market Will Be As Big As The Internet In 2020
Ian Paul / PC World: Mobile Apps: What's in Your Future?
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: GetJar Wrong - Internet Very Large
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Mobile Apps Building a New ‘Mobile Internet’
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Let's All Pitch in to Build a Better Bubble
Shan Sadiq / Pulse2: The Mobile App Market Will Be As Big As The Internet
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Beatles, Apps More Popular Than Jesus
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Smackdown: App Store Vrs The Cloud
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Most Engaged Brands On The Web — What big brands do the best job with social media? A new study by analyst Charlene Li of the Altimeter Group and Wetpaint ranks the top 100 brands by social media engagement. You can find the report embedded below or on ENGAGEMENTdb …
Discussion: CNET News, Altimeter Group, ReadWriteWeb, AdAge, Fresh Inc., Global Neighbourhoods and The Social Times
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Study: The biggest brands on the Web
Charleneli / Altimeter Group: New study: Deep brand engagement correlates with financial performance
Judy Shapiro / AdAge: Not Every CEO Needs to Be a Social-Media Star
Max Chafkin / Fresh Inc.: CIT Gets a Reprieve; Guitar Hero Guys Strike Again
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 …
Saul Hansell / Bits: Can Tim Armstrong Think Different at AOL?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Tim Armstrong: One giant leap for AOL?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Interview: AOL's Armstrong First 100 Days: ‘People Are Missing The Real AOL Story’
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal: AOL Chief Focuses on Display Ads
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: “The Model Is Disney”
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Can AOL Become a Force in Local (Again)?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: AOL's Armstrong: Dial-up matters (a lot)
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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: U.K. court clears Google search in defamation case
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 Electronista
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: There's a fancy Wi-Fi room now at the New York Public Library
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: Stay N' Alive, TechCrunch, Search Engine Watch and Scobleizer, Thanks:atul
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive: FriendFeed Opens Up the Firehose to Developers
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: FriendFeed Updates API with Real-time, Oauth, File Attachments and Sharing Options
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: What does @loic think of the new FriendFeed 2.0 API?
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Facebook co-founder's Asana raises funding — from Facebook angels? — We're hearing that the business collaboration company co-founded by Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein (both formerly of Facebook) has raised funding from the same investors who backed the popular social networking site.
Qwest Unveils 40Mbps/20Mbps Service - Rumored VDSL2 expansion finally lands... Back in June we were the very first to report that Qwest was getting close to launching new VDSL2 service in select markets that would allow Qwest to offer faster broadband speeds, something that was important …
Discussion: BetaNews, GigaOM, Qwest Communications, The Seattle Times, TechFlash and Electronista
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Qwest begins rollout of its faster VDSL2 networks
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Qwest Boosts Upstream Speeds for Some Customers
Qwest Communications: Qwest Unveils 40 Mbps Downstream, 20 Mbps Upstream High-Speed Internet Service
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Qwest says 40 Mbps DSL coming, but where?
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Qwest to offer faster internet speeds in Seattle, Tacoma
Now a ‘Valley guy,’ ex-Austinite still putting money into local ventures — When Austin software veteran Mike Maples Jr. moved to Silicon Valley four years ago to break into venture capital investing, he emphasized that he planned to stay connected to Austin startups.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch and Texas Startup Blog
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: Deals Down Everywhere, But Washington State
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: Stop Brain Drain in Texas
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
EMC Wastes No Time Taking Over Data Domain — It's nice to have a lot of cash in the bank. EMC said July 20 that said it has already acquired about 82 percent of Data Domain's common stock at $33.50 per share since July 8, when competitor NetApp decided to drop out of the bidding for the deduplication storage maker.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Computerworld
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: EMC outlines where Data Domain will fit
Grant Gross / Computerworld: EMC acquires majority stake in Data Domain
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, GottaBeMobile.com, Engadget and MobileBurn.com
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile.com: AT&T to Start Selling Netbooks in Stores Nationwide in Coming Days
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Launch Wars: Twitcam Beats CamTweet To Live Video Tweets — Ten days ago at our Real Time Stream CrunchUp, Justin.tv demonstrated a new beta product they are working on called CamTweet. It lets you launch a live video broadcast using your computer Webcam, Tweet it out to your followers …
Discussion: CNET News
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Twitcam turns Twitter into a video streaming hub
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.
Discussion: The SiliconANGLE and broadstuff
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: The End of Moore's Law and the Law of Accelerating Return