Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Finally Rolls Out New Homepage to the Masses-and, Drum Roll, It's Good (Plus Screenshots) — Although it's not news that Yahoo has been readying a new version of its homepage and has spent a lot of time doing so-in fact, it's gone all Handy Manny with a whole lot of test renovations …
Discussion: CNET News, mocoNews, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Bits, paidContent, Between the Lines, Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Yahoo launching front page open to others' content
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: Yahoo's Home Page Makeover Includes New Links Between Mobile And Desktop Sites
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal: Yahoo Set to Launch New Homepage
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: New Yahoo Home Page Tomorrow. Here's What It Looks Like
Miguel Helft / Bits: Yahoo Plans to Unveil a Revamped Home Page
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Yahoo Set To Launch Home Page Redesign; New Look For Search, Too
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: 15 Years Of Yahoo Home Pages, 1994-2009
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.
Scott Merrill / CrunchGear: Microsoft pulls its head out of the sand, releases GPL Linux kernel modules
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft's Linux code release: Not all fear and loathing in Linux land
Jordan Spencer Cunningham / OSNews: Double-Take: Microsoft Contributes Drivers to Linux Community
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: With Microsoft code dump Novell tries to make nice
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory: Microsoft contributes to Linux kernel: a CAOS Theory Q&A
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Releases 20,000 Lines of Linux Code
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Microsoft makes nice with Linux (part 2)
Serdar Yegulalp / InformationWeek: Microsoft Contributes To Linux Kernel — And It's Not April 1
Nic Fillingham / Channel 9: Microsoft Contributes Code to the Linux Kernel
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Pigs do fly: Microsoft unleashes 20,000 lines of Linux code
Pigs do fly: Microsoft unleashes 20,000 lines of Linux code
Discussion: Network World, PC World, Ars Technica, Computerworld, IDG News Service, Port 25, The Register and CNET News
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: CrunchGear, Engadget, Boy Genius Report, Macworld, Mashable!, SlashGear, Computerworld, CNET News, Ars Technica, jkOnTheRun, BusinessWeek, RIMarkable, IntoMobile, Unwired View, BlackBerry Cool, TheAppleBlog, InformationWeek, Macsimum News, TheNextWeb.com, The iPhone Blog, Gizmodo, AppScout, Silicon Alley Insider, Obsessable, 9 to 5 Mac, The Mac Observer, CrackBerry.com blogs, Phone Arena and Phone Scoop
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: BlackBerry Desktop Manager coming to Mac in September
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: BlackBerry to Finally Release Desktop Manager for Mac
Brenda Stokes / SlashGear: BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac on the way
Don Reisinger / CNET News: BlackBerry Desktop coming to the Mac
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Mac Gets BlackBerry Desktop Manager, Finally
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Blackberry Software For Mac Coming In September
Robb Dunewood / RIMarkable: BlackBerry Desktop Software For Mac Coming Soon!
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: BlackBerry Software on Mac Announced for September
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Official BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac Coming in September
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: RIM Shows Apple Some Love, Bringing BlackBerry Desktop Software To Macs
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: BlackBerry Desktop Software coming to the Mac in September
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
Jamie Lendino / AppScout: RIM Unveils Desktop Software for Mac
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac: Blackberry Desktop Manager for Mac coming soon
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: Did Hell Freeze Over? …
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: RIM Bringing Desktop Syncing to Macs
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.
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: YouTube: Our Business is Just Fine, Thank You
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Mark Cuban: YouTube Finally Took My Advice
Rafat Ali / paidContent: YouTube Engages in Some Myth-Spinning: We're Doing Great; Testing 3-D Videos
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile: YouTube's mythbusters: When blogs attack
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Too big to fail: YouTube and the case for ad supported content
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”
YouTube's Biz Blog Goes On Offensive, Says Industry Comments Are “Myths”
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Google: Yes, YouTube Is Kicking Rear
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: People Over Process and The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
Sara Silver / Wall Street Journal:
Apple, RIM Outsmart Phone Market
Apple, RIM Outsmart Phone Market
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Apple Ringing Up Profits
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
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Report: Apple, RIM squeeze huge smartphone profits
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple, RIM command outsize profits
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: WSJ: Smartphones generating huge profits for Apple and RIM
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: It finally happened: market share is dead and it has been replaced by value share!
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple, RIM profit margins far exceed market share
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: iPhone, BlackBerry On Pace To Account For 58 Percent Of The Industry's Profits
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Why Is Obama's Top Antitrust Cop Gunning for Google? — “I think you are going to see a repeat of Microsoft.” — Christine Varney's blunt assessment sent a buzz through the audience at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Varney, a partner at Hogan & Hartson and one of the country's …
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.
Ian Betteridge / Technovia: For news organisations, small might prove to be beautiful
David Simon / CJR: Build the Wall — Most readers won't pay for news …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Apple Preparing iPod Touch With Camera, Microphone: Source — Rumors have swirled about Apple readying a new version of the iPod Touch with a camera and microphone, which, combined with a Skype account, would pretty much obviate the need for a home phone line once and for all.
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.
Robert X. Cringely / IDG News Service: Careful what you read, Big Bezos is watching
Melissa J. Perenson / Macworld: Barnes & Noble makes a big splash into e-books
Douglas MacMillan / Tech Beat: Can E-Books Save Barnes & Noble?
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Barnes & Noble launches e-bookstore, partners with Plastic Logic on e-reader
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Barnes & Noble opens e-book store to compete with Kindle
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Finally, Barnes & Noble returns to e-books
Steven Hodson / Shooting at Bubbles: Barnes & Noble could get me buying an eReader
Paul Biba / TeleRead: Barnes & Noble goes with Plastic Logic; supports EPUB; offers 6% affiliate comm.
Machine Dreams — Before I meet Marissa Mayer, the 34-year-old megamillionaire, Oscar de la Renta-obsessed, computer-programming Google executive who lives in a penthouse atop the Four Seasons, San Francisco, I of course Google her.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Google's Marissa Mayer And Her Fiancé Work It — All The Time
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.
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, InformationWeek, DailyTech, Maximum PC all, Electricpig.co.uk, Electronista, Tim Oren's Due Diligence, BetaNews, TechSpot, Slashdot, GeekTonic and CrunchGear
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: DRM? Dead? Yes, But Only For Music.
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek: RIAA Spokesman Denies Saying ‘DRM Is Dead’
Jason Mick / DailyTech: RIAA Spokesperson Declares DRM Dead
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: DRM dead, music industry finally admits
Tim Oren / Tim Oren's Due Diligence: The Roving Eye: Correct Diagnosis, Cussing Is Good For You, Artifacts Of The Week
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: RIAA spokesperson denies proclaiming DRM ‘dead’
Justin Mann / TechSpot: RIAA believes that DRM is dead?
Kdawson / Slashdot: RIAA Spokesman Says DRM Is Dead
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: RIAA chief spokesman: 'DRM is dead, isn't it?'
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.”
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Now Playing on YouTube: Experimental 3D Videos
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: YouTube Experimenting With 3D Web Videos
Azadeh Ensha / Lifehacker: YouTube Experiments with 3D Video Viewing
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: YouTube working on 3D video
John Herrman / Gizmodo: YouTube Experiments With 3D Video; Supports Multiple Technologies, Headaches
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Google playing around with YouTube in 3D
James Lewin / Podcasting News: YouTube Experimenting With 3D Stereoscopic Video!
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: YouTube 3D — YouTube test a stereoscopic player for watching videos in 3D.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: YouTube 3D Videos
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: YouTube Toying with 3D Video
Gabriel Snyder / Gawker:
The Management Consultants Who Will End Condé Nast As We Know It — That was quick. Here is the grim memo that Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend just sent out announcing that it is bringing in McKinsey & Company to “develop new perspectives on optimizing our approach to business.”
Discussion: paidContent and Silicon Alley Insider
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Conde Nast's Consultant Stimulus Plan: Hire McKinsey To Help ‘Rethink’ Business
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Uh Oh: Condé Nast Hires McKinsey
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Obama's Unwilling Cyber Czars — By focusing on the economy, the administration may have turned away its top candidates. — America's cyber czar, despite the impressive title, may not be such a coveted job after all. As early as this week, President Obama is expected to appoint …
Peter Parkes / Skype for Mac:
Skype 2.8 Gold for Mac out now — We've just released the final version of Skype 2.8 for Mac - it's ready for you to download now. — Those of you who have already been using the beta version won't notice any new features, but we've fixed a number of bugs. Raul's post on the Garage blog has all the details.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TUAW, Voice on the Web, Pocket-lint.com and Lifehacker
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Skype for Mac 2.8: Screenshare, Status Pings, Wifi Purchasing & More
Sang Tang / TUAW: Screen sharing is caring: Skype 2.8 goes gold
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Skype 2.8 for Mac brings new features
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Palm: Report Sees Pre Defects Hitting Earnings — Despite being enamored with Palm's (PALM) Pre smartphone, analyst Kevin Dede with boutique investment banker and brokerage Jesup & Lamont this morning initiated coverage of Palm shares with a “Sell” rating. Dede thinks the shares are worth $12.50.
Discussion: PreCentral.net, Digital Daily, PhoneDog.com, IntoMobile and Palm WebOS
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Palm Valuation Not All It's Cracked Up to Be
Noah Kravitz / PhoneDog.com: Palm Pre: Phones being returned? The ads should be, too
Will Park / IntoMobile: Palm seeing 40% Palm Pre return rate?
Shawn Brown / Palm WebOS: Sprint seeing 40% Pre return rate?
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Lessons from Amazon's 1984 Moment — Amazon got some well-deserved criticism for yanking copies of Orwell's 1984 from customers' Kindles last week. Let me spare you the copycat criticism of Amazon — and the obvious 1984-themed jokes — and jump right to the most interesting question: What does this incident teach us?
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Apollo 11 landing on TV as it aired 40 years ago — Inspired by the ApolloPlus40 Twitter account and We Choose the Moon, both of which are tracking the Apollo 11 mission as it happened 40 years ago, I've built a page where you can watch the CBS News coverage of Walter Cronkite reporting …
Discussion: Fast Company, Gadgetwise, TidBITS, TheNextWeb.com, Technosailor.com, TechCrunch, OhGizmo!, Download Squad and Gizmodo
Warren Buckleitner / Gadgetwise: Today Is Take Your Kid to the Moon Day
Jeff Carlson / TidBITS: Pondering the Mac and the Moon
Ralf Rottmann / TheNextWeb.com: Time travel with us and watch the Apollo 11 landing as it aired 40 years ago.
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com: Space: The Final Frontier
Evan Ackerman / OhGizmo!: Google Earth Now Includes Moon, Lunar Landing Happening 40 Years Ago Today
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Liveblog
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: Mashable!, paidContent, CNET News, Neowin.net and TechTicker
Ben Parr / Mashable!: TwitCam: Live Video Arrives on Twitter
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: How Livestream Upstaged Justin.tv With Its New Video Streaming Service on Twitter
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Twitcam turns Twitter into a video streaming hub
Ryan Rea / Neowin.net: TwitCam, live video streaming for Twitter
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Kingston unveils 256GB thumb drive for well-heeled memory fiends — We're sure that it's only a matter of moments before a 256GB thumb drive this bulky is something of a joke — hell, it wasn't so terribly long ago that cramming 256MB into something this size was an accomplishment.
Discussion: Electronista, CrunchGear, t-break, Softpedia News and jkOnTheRun
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Kingston outs the first 256GB flash drive
Abbas Jaffar Ali / t-break: Kingston Technology Unveils the World's First 256GB USB Flash Drive
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: Scobleizer, TECH.BLORGE.com, mocoNews, Mashable!, Glass House, TechCrunch, Screenwerk, Silicon Alley Insider and Softpedia News
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Media Loves Twitter This Much: $48 Million A Month (At Least)
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Twitter's $48 Million in Free Media
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Media Coverage Of Twitter Worth $50 Million
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
All eyes on Apple's earnings — Apple (AAPL), one of the most closely watched stocks on the Nasdaq — and one of the engines driving the market's midsummer rally — reports its fiscal third quarter earnings on Tuesday. — None of the three dozen analysts who follow the stock …
Discussion: AppleInsider, CNET News, Digital Daily, TUAW, MacNN, ChannelWeb and Edible Apple
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Q3 Apple Earnings: Hold and Wait for the Boom
Lauren Hirsch / TUAW: Apple set to release third quarter 2009 earnings report on Tuesday
Damon Poeter / ChannelWeb: Apple Watchers Predict Huge ‘Jobs-less’ Recovery In Q3
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hang On, It's Going to Be a Bumpy Night: Yahoo Earnings Tomorrow, Microsoft Earnings Thursday — Yahoo and Microsoft are still seriously talking about a search and partnership deal, never-ending discussions that might or might not come to fruition. But most investors will be focused …
Discussion: internetnews.com and Digital Daily
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Blow a Sad Trombone for Microsoft
Nick Thuesen / Open:
Announcing the NYT API Tool — A few weeks ago, I was playing with the Facebook API and using the Facebook API Test Console. I thought to myself, “Wow, if we were smart, we'd have something like this for our APIs.” Sadly, it took me another two or three minutes before I remembered I was a developer and could just build it myself!
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: Altimeter Group, CNET News, Fresh Inc., Global Neighbourhoods, Geek In Disguise, ReadWriteWeb, AdAge and the Econsultancy blog
Charleneli / Altimeter Group: New study: Deep brand engagement correlates with financial performance
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Study: The biggest brands on the Web
Max Chafkin / Fresh Inc.: CIT Gets a Reprieve; Guitar Hero Guys Strike Again
Judy Shapiro / AdAge: Not Every CEO Needs to Be a Social-Media Star
Sally Falkow / the Econsultancy blog: Deep social media engagement pays dividends
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 …
Discussion: CNET News, Search Engine Journal, Telegraph and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: U.K. court clears Google search in defamation case
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Court Says: Google is Not Liable for Contents on its Search Results
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: U.K. Court Says Google Not Liable for Defamation
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, Google Earth Blog, VentureBeat, Search Engine Watch, Macworld, Technologizer, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Telegraph, YouTube Blog, AppScout, dailywireless.org, Webmonkey, The Register, Search Engine Land, Mashable!, Bits, Google Operating System, Softpedia News, Search Engine Roundtable, Google Watch, Search Engine Journal, The Map Room, Google Maps Mania, Lifehacker and ReadWriteWeb
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
Sharon Gaudin / Macworld: Blast off to the moon with Google Earth
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: To the Moon With Google — Google is celebrating the 40th anniversary …
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google Earth adds images of moon landscape and Apollo landing sites
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Shoots the Moon
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: One Small Step for Google Earth
Michael Calore / Webmonkey: Google Earth Lands on the Moon
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
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Take a Virtual Trip to the Moon With Google Earth
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google Earth Goes to the Moon
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Explore the Moon in Google Earth
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Moon Landing Logos From Bing, YouTube But Not Google
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Brings the Moon Closer to Earth
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: The Moon in Google Earth
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Earth Goes to the Moon