Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Apple's $1.2 billion tablet computer — Apple's next gadget? Image: Piper Jaffray — Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster took another crack at the Apple (AAPL) tablet computer he's been writing about for months, issuing a report to clients Friday that included …
Discussion: BoomTown, NEWSFACTOR, tinyComb, TheAppleBlog, MacRumors, Softpedia News, Core77, SlashGear, Gadget Lab, EverythingiCafe, The Mac Observer, 9 to 5 Mac, TeleRead, Pocket-lint.com and Boing Boing Gadgets
Barry Levine / NEWSFACTOR: Apple's Tablet Computer — A Big iPod Plus a Phone?
Charles Jade / TheAppleBlog: Rumor: The Billion Dollar Tablet
Hipstomp / Core77: More Apple tablet news
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Rumored Apple Tablet Will Sell 2 Million Units in 2010, Analyst Imagines
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Analyst Provides Theories on Apple's Tablet Computer
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Gene Munster talks $1.2 Billion Apple tablet
David Rothman / TeleRead: 'Apple's $1.2-billion tablet computer'
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Analyst offers Apple tablet mock-up, predictions
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Analyst predicts Apple Tablet details
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's tablet will be more than a niche product - report — A new financial analysis predicts that Apple's yet-to-be-announced tablet will launch in early 2010 and sell about 2 million units in its first year — and at an estimated $600 each, that would be an additional $1.2 billion in revenue.
Discussion: I4U News, ChannelWeb, Technology news and Electricpig.co.uk
Robert Evans / I4U News: Component Supplier Recieves iTablet Orders
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: Apple Tablet Rumors Heat Up
Sam Kieldsen / Electricpig.co.uk: Analyst: Apple tablet to cost $600
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: Search Engine Watch, Bits, BBC, Silicon Alley Insider, NPR Blogs, Fast Company, internetnews.com, ReadWriteWeb, Contentinople, PC World, TechCrunch, Security Fix, ZDNet Government, Digits, Search Engine Journal, InformationWeek, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Graham Cluley's blog, SheGeeks.net, Macworld, I4U News, The Register, Software, Interrupted, Search Engine Roundtable, GMSV, MediaFile, dot.life, Techgeist, Nokia Conversations, geeksmack.net, Regular Geek, p2pnet, TheNextWeb.com, fiercecio.comwatch, Softpedia News, TECH.BLORGE.com, Network World, NevilleHobson.com, Dealscape, Wall Street Journal, PC Magazine, AppScout, CNNMoney.com, Mashable!, Global Nerdy, NEWS.com.au, Gizmodo, Washington Post, Data Center Knowledge, Epicenter, TechnoLlama, Smalltalk Tidbits …, Inside Facebook, Reuters, open, TechVi, Lonely CEO Media, New York Times, eWeek, UMBC ebiquity, Twitter Blog, Infocult, Guardian, CircleID and digg.com
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Yesterday's DoS Attacks Included Google, Possible Cyberwarfare Suspected
Jenna Wortham / Bits: Attack on Twitter Came in Two Waves
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter Still Hurting From Attack
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Twitter, Facebook Crippled by DoS Attack
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Twitter Outage Moves Into Day 2
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Did Russians attack Twitter over pro-Georgian blogger?
Patricia Skinner / Search Engine Journal: Was Yesterday's Twitter DDoS Attack Cyber Warfare
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Twitter Attack Looks Politically Motivated
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Twitter Outage Part of Widespread Social Media DoS Attack
Gregg Keizer / Macworld: Security experts scramble to decipher Twitter attack
Robert Evans / I4U News: Attacks on Georgian Blogger Shut Down Twitter, Facebook
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted: Denial-of-service got Twitter. Is your network next?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Twitter Goes Down: Mainstream Media Covers It
John Murrell / GMSV: Social site sieges — collateral damage in cyberwar?
Anupreeta Das / MediaFile: Twitter + Georgian blogger + South Ossetia = Hack Attack
Maggie Shiels / dot.life: The day Twitter stopped
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Twitter Attacks Were Directed at Georgian Blogger
Rob Diana / Regular Geek: Yet Another Call For A Federated Twitter
Oliver Garnham / Network World: Twitter DOS attack targeted Georgian blogger
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: Facebook, Twitter attack aimed at Georgian blogger
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: LiveJournal Confirms DDoS Attack After Twitter Hit
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Twitter down: Denial of service
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: My Question About the Twitter/Facebook DDOSing
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au: Twitter attacks targeted Georgian blogger
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: DDOS Attack Against Facebook, Twitter, Et Al. Was Because of One Guy's LiveJournal
Monica Hesse / Washington Post: Attacks Bring Down Twitter and Facebook
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Politics Knocked Social Media Offline
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Facebook Suffers Slowdowns from DDoS Attack
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Hacker attacks silence Twitter, slow Facebook
Glyn Moody / open: The Most Hated Man Online?
Eric Sandine / TechVi: Twitter site still intermittently down
Jenna Wortham / New York Times: Online Attack Silences Twitter for Much of Day
Brian Prince / eWeek: Twitter, Facebook Investigating Service Disruptions
Bryan Alexander / Infocult: Social Web under attack?
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Google the latest victim of malicious online attacks
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
How Google Was Impacted By The Twitter-Facebook Denial of Service Attacks — A small group of users of Google's Blogger blogging service and Google Sites wiki experienced an hour-long outage. However, Google's core Web services, including its search engine, Gmail and Docs …
Discussion: CNET News, Dealscape, The Register, MarketingVOX and Technologizer
Larry Magid / CNET News: Podcast: Twitter attacker had Georgia in mind
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: Twitter, take a self-defense class from Google
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Denials of Service: Scary? Annoying? Neither?
Tom Parfitt / Guardian:
Georgian blogger Cyxymu blames Russia for cyber attack — Blogger claims attack on Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal was part of plot to silence his criticism of the Kremlin — The Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu, who was yesterday the victim of a cyber assault that affected hundreds …
Discussion: Computerworld, Technology Live, F-Secure Antivirus …, Guardian, USA Today, Graham Cluley's blog and Epicenter
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Twitter still struggling to recover from DDoS attack
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog: More Cyxymu spam seen in Sophos spamtraps
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Is There Rhyme or Reason to the Attacks on Twitter?
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Think You're Pissed at Facebook and Twitter?
Think You're Pissed at Facebook and Twitter?
Discussion: Twitter Status, Data Center Knowledge, Verbophobia, Epicenter, Mashable!, broadstuff, Infocult, Digital Daily and Twitter Blog
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Inside Twitter's Network Architecture
Barrett Lyon / Verbophobia: Twitter's Hosting Illustrated: F*ckyeahboobies.com
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Facebook Confirms Denial-of-Service Attack (Updated)
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Twitter Outage Explained: What's a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS)?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter off for a day and world didn't stop shock!
Bryan Alexander / Infocult: Social media fail, or Web 2.0 lost a battle to information war?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal Back Up and Running After Attacks
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: AppleInsider, MacRumors, TheAppleBlog, Network World, I4U News, DailyTech, Business Week, Boing Boing Gadgets, MacNN, Computerworld, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Gearlog and TechVi
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Google CEO Eric Schmidt Accepted No Salary or Stock for Apple Board Service
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Eric Schmidt Not Paid By Apple, Just Took Some Souvenirs
Robert Evans / I4U News: Eric Schmidt Took No Salary From Apple
Jason Mick / DailyTech: SEC Filing Shows Google CEO Earned Over $16,000 in Apple Loot, Passed on Income
Peter Burrows / Business Week: Apple and Google: Another Step Apart
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Schmidt's salary at Apple
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: Eric Schmidt worked on the Apple Board for gear only
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Eric Schmidt: Will Work For iPods
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Eric Schmidt worked on Apple board for pittance
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Yahoo Chief: ‘We Have Never Been a Search Company’ — The dust has settled - for the moment - on the Microsoft and Yahoo search and advertising deal. So, perhaps there's room for a bit of reflection. — Last week, Brad Stone and I interviewed Carol Bartz, Yahoo's chief executive …
Discussion: Between the Lines and 901am
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines: AOL, Yahoo find value in original online news; eyeing laid-off journalists
Mike Abundo / 901am: Yahoo CEO: Yahoo Never a Search Company
Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive: Motorola bringing a “webOS” to Android? Called Blur? — Where would we be without our trusty Motorola ninjas? We've just got the drop on some exciting information about Motorola's Android plans and how they hope plan to make a splash. Here's what we've been told:
Discussion: I4U News, Electronista, MobileCrunch, Gizmodo, EverythingPre and AndroidGuys
Robert Evans / I4U News: Motorola Brings Custom webOS to Android
Peter Ha / MobileCrunch: Motorola to “skin” Android with “Blur”
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: Motorola's Android Effort Influenced by webOS?
Maria Bartiromo / Business Week:
Eric Schmidt on Where Google Is Headed — Maria Bartiromo talks to the Google CEO about where the opportunities are in the future — The news on Aug. 3 that Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt was resigning from the board of Apple (AAPL) took many by surprise.
Discussion: GigaOM and 9 to 5 Mac
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: Coming Soon to a Phone Near You: Yet Another Ad
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Google's Schmidt praises iPhone, talks Android
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Apple Starts Talking About App Rejections, Another Popular One Is Pulled — The timing, really couldn't be more perfect. Just as no less than Apple VP Phil Schiller has started making comments on the record about App Store rejections, Apple yanks another very popular one from its store.
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR, PC World, CNET News, TUAW, GPS Obsessed, Mobilewhack.com, Etan on Tech and Gizmodo
Jennifer LeClaire / NEWSFACTOR: App Store Still Stirs Drama in Developer World
Brennon Slattery / PC World: Sex Offender Locator App Pulled
David Martin / CNET News: Offender Locator banished from iTunes App Store
Justin / GPS Obsessed: Sex offender-locating iPhone app removed from the App Store, perverts rejoice
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's next iMacs rumored with compelling new features — A couple of new features rumored to be in the cards for Apple's forthcoming iMac refresh will up the value proposition for prospective buyers in the market for an all-in-one desktop system, AppleInsider has been told.
Discussion: MacRumors, Edible Apple and Electronista
David Pogue / New York Times:
New Entry in E-Books Is a Paper Tiger — Suppose there are two rival companies — let's call them A and B. Each wants to dominate the blossoming world of electronic books. — Company A (that's A as in “Amazon") began life selling physical books online. Its reading gadget, the Kindle …
Mark Walsh / MediaPost: Consumers Not Convinced They Need E-Reader
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Where ‘Ramen Profitable’ Startups Host — Where do budget-conscious startups host their sites? The Y Combinator venture incubator, renowned for its “ramen profitable” approach to bootstrapping new enterprises, provides an interesting case study. Rackspace, SoftLayer and Amazon …
GraemeThickins / Tech~Surf~Blog: Y Combinator Taps MN's FanChatter for Startup ‘American Idol’
James Robinson / Guardian:
Sunday Times site to be paid-for testbed — • Pay-to-view website to launch in November — • Move follows plunging profits at News Corp titles — Rupert Murdoch will use the Sunday Times as a testbed for a radical new strategy designed to transform the finances …
Discussion: paidContent, AdExchanger.com, TheNextWeb.com and paidContent
Patrick Smith / paidContent: FT.com Considering iTunes-Style Micro-Payments Model
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Murdoch Moves To Subscriptions; Clickable Hires DoubleClick-er Fall …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Murdoch On Leading The Charging Charge
Patrick Smith / paidContent:
FT.com Considering iTunes-Style Micro-Payments Model
FT.com Considering iTunes-Style Micro-Payments Model
Discussion: The Independent and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Financial Times Looks to MicroPayments
Robert D. Hof / Business Week:
Betting on the Real-Time Web — No one knows how the microblogging site and similar online social networks will make money, but investors see a new Web revolution — John Borthwick speaks softly, but he can't hide his excitement. Co-founder and chief executive of the New York Internet …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Google Wave dev preview hands-on and impressions — After an impressive debut at Google I/O, the company's newest experiment and collaborative chat client has been making its way into the hands of developers in the lead-up to a torrent of new testers on September 30th.
Discussion: eWeek and TheNextWeb.com
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Is Adobe the next (pre-2002) Microsoft? — If you are a criminal and you want to break into a network a common attack method is to exploit a hole in software that exists on most computers, has its fair share of holes and isn't automatically updated. — In 2002, that would have been Windows.
Discussion: Computerworld and AppScout
Matthew Murray / AppScout: No 64-bit Surfing in Windows 7?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When Amazon Bought Zappos, Clothes.com Also Came In The Box — When Amazon paid $928 million for Zappos in July, it got a little something extra in the box: the Clothes.com domain. It turns out that Zappos bought the domain last year from Idealab for $4.9 million (Bill Gross strikes again).
Target Parts Ways With Amazon.com — The move will see the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer striking out on its own for its online platform. — Target (NYSE: TGT) will build and manage its own online platform for Target.com and aims to launch the new Web site in advance of the 2011 holiday season, the company said on Friday.
Discussion: TechFlash and Wall Street Journal
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Target dumps Amazon.com to run its own ecommerce operations
Veronica Dagher / Wall Street Journal: Target Decides to End Amazon Pact
Chris Saad / Got Kit?:
JS-Kit Echo - Now Public Beta — We are proud to announce that Echo is now available to the general public as a Public Beta. — After launching our private beta sites TechcrunchIT, Building43, Guy Kawasaki, Inquistr, BrianSolis, LearnToDuck and LaLaWag we feel ready to make Echo available to the rest of the world.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Mashable!, ReadWriteWeb and lalawag
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: JS-Kit's New Blog Comment Platform Enters Public Beta
Sean Percival / lalawag: ECHO is Commenting Evolved
New data in Google Earth show wider swath of destruction in Darfur — On the side of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum west wall is a quote etched into the rock from General Dwight D Eisenhower, who witnessed firsthand the conditions in the concentration camps in 1945, after they were liberated:
Discussion: Softpedia News, TechCrunch and AppScout
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Earth Highlights Darfur Genocide
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: Computerworld, eWeek, Gadgetell, CloudAve, Download Squad, Ed Bott's Windows Expertise, Maximum PC all, Softpedia News, Engadget, BetaNews, ChannelWeb, Guardian, gdgt, Gizmodo, Lifehacker and All about Microsoft
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: ‘Dumb’ Windows 7 upgrade chart sparks spat
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Opens Windows 7 RTM for Downloading
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Official Windows 7 upgrade chart now available from Microsoft
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: Bought a Netbook or Super-slim Notebook? …
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Windows 7 upgraders guide: The simple version
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC all: Official Windows 7 Upgrade Chart
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?
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Criticism Mounts Over Windows 7 Upgrades
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Silly season for Windows 7 upgrade charts
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: Official Windows 7 Upgrade Chart is Officially Confusing
Azadeh Ensha / Lifehacker: Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Upgrade Chart
Brad Stone / Bits:
Falling Valuations: Poison for the VC Industry — Here's more proof that Silicon Valley's financing ecosystem is under assault: the value of the startups they are investing in just keep dropping. — In a quarterly study of venture financings published Friday, Fenwick & West …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: VCs hammer entrepreneurs: dreaded “down rounds” surge