Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Twitter, Facebook attack targeted one user — A Russian activist blogger with accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and Google's Blogger and YouTube was targeted in a denial of service attack that led to the site-wide outage at Twitter and problems at the other sites on Thursday, according to a Facebook executive.
Discussion: The Register, NEWS.com.au, Mashable!, Data Center Knowledge, New York Times, Epicenter, Gizmodo, Latest Open Salon Blog and UMBC ebiquity
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au: Twitter attacks are targeting a single user
Jenna Wortham / New York Times: Online Attack Silences Twitter for Much of Day
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: DDOS Attack Against Facebook, Twitter, Et Al. Was Because of One Guy's LiveJournal
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Update on Today's DoS Attacks — As noted earlier on our Status Blog, Twitter is back in action. The continuing denial of service attack is being mitigated although there is still degraded service for some folks while we recover completely. — Over the last few hours …
Discussion: contentious.com, VentureBeat, Infocult, bub.blicio.us and Twitterrati
Amy Gahran / contentious.com: On Twitter and Vulnerability
Bryan Alexander / Infocult: Social Web under attack?
Briansolis / bub.blicio.us: Twitter is Down: Defending Against DoS Attack
Mark Evans / Twitterrati: A Day (Or Hour) Without Twitter Sucks
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Think You're Pissed at Facebook and Twitter? — This morning you logged on to Facebook and Twitter, only to find you had no way of announcing to the world that you were starting a new diet. Or eating Raisin Bran. Or hungover. So you stormed away from your computer, irate: how could the intertubes have failed you so utterly?
Bryan Alexander / Infocult: Social media fail, or Web 2.0 lost a battle to information war?
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Google the latest victim of malicious online attacks
Google the latest victim of malicious online attacks
Discussion: Epicenter, PC Magazine, TechnoLlama, Computerworld and Graham Cluley's blog
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Facebook Confirms Denial-of-Service Attack (Updated)
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: LiveJournal Confirms DDoS Attack After Twitter Hit
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Twitter limps back to life after DDoS attack
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog: About fat men and revolving doors
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Twitter Attack Brings a Day Without Social Media
Twitter Attack Brings a Day Without Social Media
Discussion: Twitter Blog, Graham Cluley's blog, Epicenter, L.A. Times Tech Blog, PC Magazine, CNET News, Guardian, TechCrunch, Telegraph, Switched, Digital Daily, Network World, Bits, CNN, Search Engine Watch, Download Squad, The Register, Pocket-lint.com, VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, Gadgetwise, Liquidmatrix Security Digest, ReadWriteWeb, Digits, Twittercism and Twitter Status
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog: Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal hit by massive denial-of-service attack
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Denial-of-Service Attack Knocks Twitter Offline (Updated)
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Facebook Confirms Problems, But Is It an Attack?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Twitter crippled by denial-of-service attack
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Twitter crashes following malicious online attack
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Oooh Dramatic! Twitter Gets DDOSed
Leila Brillson / Switched: Morning Xtra: Twitter Down, Tumblr Up, Fox News to Stop Being Free
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal Back Up and Running After Attacks
Paul McNamara / Network World: Twitter is down ... and, yes, that's news
Riva Richmond / Bits: Twitter Restores Service After Attack
John D. Sutter / CNN: Twitter is down: What do you think? — Twitter's Web site is down …
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Facebook, LiveJournal Also Experiencing Downtime Issues (UPDATE)
Victor Agreda, Jr / Download Squad: Twitter down, Facebook funky, where's your ego-massaging messiah now?
John Leyden / The Register: Twitter goes titsup
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Twitter down following DDOS attack
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Twitter knocked out by denial of service attack. Facebook, LiveJournal too?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter Attacked!
Riva Richmond / Gadgetwise: Twitter Struggling to Fend Off Attack
Dave Lewis / Liquidmatrix Security Digest: Twitter Under Attack
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Twitter Down, Facebook Slowness: What Are You Seeing?
Sheamus / Twittercism: Is Twitter Down? Yes. (UPDATED)
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Phil Schiller Responds Regarding Ninjawords and the App Store — Tuesday's piece on Ninjawords was really about two stories. The small story is that of a clever $2 iPhone dictionary app, the developers of which removed “objectionable” words from its dictionary so as to get it published in the App Store.
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Register, MacRumors iPhone Blog, EverythingiCafe, TheAppleBlog, GPS Obsessed, Macworld, CNET News, WebWorkerDaily, Life On the Wicked Stage, The iPhone Blog, AppleInsider, Technologizer, MobileCrunch, InformationWeek, Ars Technica, Pulse2, mocoNews, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, Engadget, Gizmodo, Silicon Alley Insider, Edible Apple, TidBITS, Techdirt, Download Squad and Marco.org, Thanks:mostlyyes
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: As Apple Starts Talking About App Rejections, Another Popular One Is Pulled
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple denies censoring App Store swear words
Marianne Schultz / MacRumors iPhone Blog: App Store Highlight: TuneTweet
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: App Store Follies: Phil Schiller Responds
Olly Farshi / TheAppleBlog: Apple's Phil Schiller Responds to App Store Furore and Ninja Words Debacle
Justin / GPS Obsessed: Sex offender-locating iPhone app removed from the App Store, perverts rejoice
The Macalope / Macworld: The Macalope Weekly: Ball of confusion
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Apple breaks App Store silence
Aliza Sherman / WebWorkerDaily: 7 Reasons Not to Ditch Your iPhone
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: More on the iPhone/Ninjawords Situation
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Schiller responds to Ninjawords debacle
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: iPhone Developers Grumble Over Latest App Flap
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Schiller: Apple to “learn and quickly improve” App Store
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Didn't Censor The Ninjawords App, They Just Told Them To Have A 17+ Rating
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Phil Schiller's response to Ninjawords dictionary word censorship
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Phil Schiller says Apple didn't censor a dictionary
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo: Apple Yanks Sex Offender Locator From App Store to the Relief of Perverts Everywhere
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple's Phil Schiller Responds: We Didn't Censor iPhone Dictionary
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS: Apple Explains Why Dictionary Required Mature Rating
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Apple Now Censoring A Dictionary iPhone App?
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Apple censors iPhone version of Ninjawords dictionary
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple's Phil Schiller Speaks On Censored iPhone Dictionaries …
Apple's Phil Schiller Speaks On Censored iPhone Dictionaries …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft is now the proud new owner of Office.com — As of two days ago, Microsoft has been indeed confirmed to be the new owners of the Office.com domain that one clever commenter on this blog made a note of almost a month ago (thanks Bob). — The transition of this valuable domain …
Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft snaps up Office.com domain
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft grabs ‘office.com’ domain
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: Microsoft Buys Office.com Using a Different Tact
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Microsoft acquires Office.com domain
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft buys Office.com domain
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Office.com: Microsoft Gets a Killer Domain Name
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Confirmed: Microsoft Is The New Owner Of Office.com
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Microsoft Purchases Office.Com - GoogleDocs Under Fire
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 RTM Available Today for MSDN & TechNet Subscribers — As we previously announced, today MSDN & TechNet Subscribers will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English. On October 1st, the remaining languages will be released. — The bits are available now!
Michael Muchmore / AppScout: Windows 7 RTM Available to All TechNet and MSDN Subscribers
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Microsoft Serves Up Windows 7 To MSDN, TechNet
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Bug found in Windows 7 RTM, delay rumors exaggerated
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Download Windows 7 RTM from MSDN & TechNet
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Windows 7 now available on Technet and MSDN
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: August update to Microsoft codename tracker is live
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Schmidt's Apple Gig: He Worked for Free — Former Apple director Eric Schmidt took no salary or stock for his board service. What did the Google chief accept? Lots of Apple gear — Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt served on Apple's board essentially without pay …
Discussion: Computerworld and Business Week
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: Eric Schmidt worked on the Apple Board for gear only
Nanette Byrnes / Business Week: SEC Slaps Greenberg on AIG Accounting
MySpace is to Facebook as Twitter is to ______ — The past few weeks have come with two major reveals for the weirdos who follow online social networks. The first was big news. Twitter's internal documents leaked and the identity-crisis of earth's most popular start-up is now public.
Taylor Buley / Forbes: Facebook 1, Twitter 0 — The social network survived …
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Twitter's ‘Cyber Ghetto’
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Rejected By Apple, iPhone Developers Go Underground — Apple is the exclusive gatekeeper to its iPhone App Store, able to reject apps at will — as it did July 28 with Google Voice. But some developers aren't taking the rejection lying down: They're turning instead to an unauthorized app store called Cydia …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and digg.com
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple working on device abuse detection technology — Apple has investigated a system where portable devices like iPods and iPhones would detect and store into memory “consumer abuse events” such as exposure to extreme cold, heat or moisture in void of warranty, a new patent application reveals.
Discussion: The Register, Short Sharp Science, Engadget, IntoMobile, Ars Technica, Crave, MacRumors and digg.com
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple blueprints warranty Big Brother
Tom Simonite / Short Sharp Science: Apple plans ‘abuse spy’ for your iPhone
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple patent application promises means to detect gadget abuse
Will Park / IntoMobile: Apple's future iPhones may tattle on you!
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple looking to avoid warranty ripoffs with abuse detection
Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog: New Apple patent means no more microwaving your iPod
Images Emerge of Official Facebook App — We reported last week that the release of the official Facebook application for Android is slated to happen any day. A few of us thought it might have been timed to coincide with the launch of the myTouch 3G. Well as we all know, that was yesterday.
Discussion: MobileCrunch, TmoNews, IntoMobile and All Facebook
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Leaked Images Of The Facebook Android App Surface
Will Park / IntoMobile: Facebook app for Android on its way?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook For Android Coming Soon, Leaked Photos Emerge
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Team Apart Joins The Startup Crusade Against WebEx (Invites) — It's no secret that group collaboration services like WebEx can be a major pain, particularly when they require proprietary browser plugins (some of them don't even support Macs at all). Team Apart, a new startup launching …
Discussion: ReadWriteEnterprise, VentureBeat, Mashable! and WebWorkerDaily
Simon Mackie / WebWorkerDaily: Team Apart Launches: 100 Beta Invites for WWD Readers
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Sprint plans to sell AM-OLED phones from Samsung — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel will sell Samsung Electronics phones including an advanced display technology that will improve battery life and video and photo quality, according to executives for the companies.
Discussion: Electronista, Phone Arena, IntoMobile, PhoneNews.com and Phone Scoop
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Samsung AMOLED Device Coming to Sprint?
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Samsung to Develop AMOLED Display Phones for Sprint
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Sprint to Sign-Up for Samsung's AMOLED Phones
Saul Hansell / Bits:
What's Green, Made of Corn and Has Buttons? — Leave it to Sprint, the phone company based in Kansas, to introduce a cellphone made from corn. (Never mind that the phone is made by Samsung in South Korea, hardly a major corn producer.) — Nonetheless, a corn-based “bioplastic” …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, Ubergizmo, PMP Today, jkOnTheRun, GigaOM, Engadget Mobile, Pocket-lint.com, AndroidGuys, MobileCrunch, Electronista, Unwired View, CNET News and PC World
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Sprint has fling with Mother Earth, announces eco-friendly Samsung Reclaim
Allan David Reyes / PMP Today: Samsung sub-$100 Android phones debuting in 2010
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Samsung's Green Phone — Will It Save the Planet?
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM: Green Cell Phones — Trend or Fad?
Ross Miller / Engadget Mobile: High-end Samsung AMOLED phone coming Q4 to Sprint, sub-$100 Android …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Samsung: “well under $100” android phones coming soon
Peter Ha / MobileCrunch: Samsung product manager says sub-$100 Android devices will be out next year
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Green is in for wireless companies
Robert S. Anthony / PC World: Samsung Reclaim: Sprintâs Lean, Green Smartphone
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Confirmed: Layoffs at RealNetworks' Rhapsody — The ax is swinging at Rhapsody America. The subscription music service, a joint venture between RealNetworks (RNWK) and Viacom (VIA) subsidiary MTV Networks, is sacking nine percent of its employees, mostly in editorial.
Discussion: TechFlash and paidContent
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Earnings: CBS Net Income Plunges 96 Percent; Interactive Rev Down 8 Percent — CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) had a particularly painful Q2, even by the standards of other broadcasters. The company's profits plummeted 96.2 percent to $15.4 million ($.02 per diluted share) from $408.4 million ($.61 per diluted share).
Discussion: Contentinople and Silicon Alley Insider
Steve Donohue / Contentinople: Moonves Eyes Revenue From Authentication
Rory Maher / Silicon Alley Insider: CBS Interactive Sales Down 8%
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Comcast: 80% DOCSIS 3.0 Coverage By Year's End - Company speeds up network upgrade predictions... As we've noted countless times, Comcast had promised to have 65% of their network upgraded to DOCSIS 3.0 technology by the end of this year, and 100% of their network upgraded by the end of 2010.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet Sherpa, the Hottest Android App — Sherpa, a location-based services application developed by Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup Geodelic, is among the fastest-growing applications for Google's Android. In the past week, the company claims that it has seen 50,000 downloads from the Android market.
Discussion: dailywireless.org, BetaNews, Between the Lines, TmoNews, NewTeeVee, Mobile Messaging 2.0 and AndroidGuys
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: T-Mobile's myTouch 3G
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Sherpa helps Android users find their way in foreign cities
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Look! Up in the Sky! It's a Commercial
Mmaser / Digg the Blog:
Digg Ads beta rolling out this week — As announced earlier this summer, I'm excited to let you all know that we're rolling out an early beta version of Digg Ads. — A recap of how it works: your Diggs, buries and clicks influence a quality score that determines how often the ad gets displayed …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, Mashable!, TechCrunch and CNET News
Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb: Digg-able Ad Program to Launch This Week
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Digg starts letting users vote on advertising
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Digg Ads To Begin Testing This Week
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Digg's diggable ads coming this week
Michael S. Lasky / LAPTOP Magazine:
Tech Support Showdown 2009 — Hardware isn't the only thing you should consider before buying a notebook. — Contents: — “Your call is important to us. Please hold.” — If your eyes just rolled toward the back of your head, you're not alone. Just check out the tsunami …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Mobility Today, Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Engadget
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Apple tops magazine tech support survey rankings
David Ciccone / Mobility Today: Apple tops magazine tech support survey ranki...
Azadeh Ensha / Lifehacker: Notebook Tech Support Tested and Compared by Manufacturer
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Researcher: Microsoft may launch ‘month of ATL’ patches on Tuesday — Advance notice offers clues Microsoft will update software hit by deep dev bug — Computerworld - Microsoft today said it would deliver nine security updates next Tuesday, all but one affecting Windows.
Discussion: CNET News, MSRC and internetnews.com
Cyberkids quit social networking sites — • Datablog: get the numbers behind this story — From uncles wearing skinny jeans to mothers investing in ra-ra skirts and fathers nodding awkwardly along to the latest grime record, the older generation has long known that the surest way to kill a youth trend is to adopt it as its own.
Discussion: GigaOM, Trends in the Living Networks, Switched and CrunchGear
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Facebook's Still on the Hot List With Young Americans
Caleb Johnson / Switched: Young Hipsters Leaving Social Networking Sites, Research Says
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Facebook ain't cool with the kids no more
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
DirecTV to Join TV Everywhere — Satellite Company in Talks to Launch Own Version for Web Video — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The cable industry's plan to get viewers to pay for TV on the web is getting a powerful new ally. But it's not cable. DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite TV operator …
Discussion: fierceonlinevideo.com …, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft blunders with a confusing Windows 7 upgrade chart — Someone at Microsoft is secretly working for Apple. — That's the only possible explanation I can come up with for why they sent this “Official Windows 7 Upgrade chart” to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal …
Discussion: Engadget, BetaNews, Guardian, ChannelWeb, gdgt, All about Microsoft, Gizmodo and Lifehacker
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Official Windows 7 upgrade chart is ridiculous
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Windows 7 Upgrades: Are they going to be too much trouble or just about right?
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Silly season for Windows 7 upgrade charts
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Criticism Mounts Over Windows 7 Upgrades
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: MSDN, TechNet subscribers start downloading final Windows 7 bits
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: Official Windows 7 Upgrade Chart is Officially Confusing
Azadeh Ensha / Lifehacker: Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Upgrade Chart
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TwitCause Is Yes, A Causes For Twitter — Since the early days of the Facebook Platform, Causes has been one of the most popular apps. It's also big on MySpace, and the company behind it recently announced that they had raised some $10,000,000 for various causes in two years.
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
iRex prepping new wireless e-book reader — Just got an image of a mock-up for a new e-Reader from iRex that's due out this holiday season. Not much info on this thing but it's larger than the Kindle 2 and just-announced Sony Readers. — Here's the little we know: — 8.1-inch display
Discussion: Electronista, SlashGear, Gizmodo and TeleRead
Brenda Stokes / SlashGear: iRex prepping small touchscreen 3G reader for U.S.