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 …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Business Channel: Apple Tablet: Super E-Reader or Super Mini-Computer?
Barry Levine / NEWSFACTOR: Apple's Tablet Computer — A Big iPod Plus a Phone?
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Apple tablet prophesied, sales foretold by eager analysts
Charles Jade / TheAppleBlog: Rumor: The Billion Dollar Tablet
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Rumored Apple Tablet Will Sell 2 Million Units in 2010, Analyst Imagines
Hipstomp / Core77: More Apple tablet news
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
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Analyst offers Apple tablet mock-up, predictions
David Rothman / TeleRead: 'Apple's $1.2-billion tablet computer'
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, Electricpig.co.uk and ChannelWeb
Robert Evans / I4U News: Component Supplier Recieves iTablet Orders
Sam Kieldsen / Electricpig.co.uk: Analyst: Apple tablet to cost $600
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: Apple Tablet Rumors Heat Up
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: TechCrunch, Between the Lines, BBC, Twitter Status, VentureBeat, Search Engine Watch, internetnews.com, Fast Company, PC World, Silicon Alley Insider, Contentinople, Security Fix, Search Engine Journal, ReadWriteWeb, Digits, ZDNet Government, Gawker, SheGeeks.net, I4U News, On Deadline, The Register, Graham Cluley's blog, Macworld, InformationWeek, Techgeist, Nokia Conversations, p2pnet, TheNextWeb.com, MediaFile, dot.life, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, geeksmack.net, Regular Geek, Software, Interrupted, fiercecio.comwatch, GMSV, Search Engine Roundtable, Network World, TECH.BLORGE.com, Softpedia News, Dealscape, USA Today, NevilleHobson.com, Wall Street Journal, PC Magazine, Epicenter, AppScout, Global Nerdy, Mashable!, CNNMoney.com, NEWS.com.au, Smalltalk Tidbits …, Washington Post, Data Center Knowledge, Gizmodo, Reuters, TechnoLlama, TechVi, Inside Facebook, Lonely CEO Media, Infocult, open, eWeek, Twitter Blog, UMBC ebiquity, New York Times, CircleID, Digital Daily and Guardian
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Twitter attacks can't keep Georgian blogger down
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Yesterday's DoS Attacks Included Google, Possible Cyberwarfare Suspected
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter Still Hurting From Attack
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Twitter, Facebook Crippled by DoS Attack
Patricia Skinner / Search Engine Journal: Was Yesterday's Twitter DDoS Attack Cyber Warfare
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Did Russians attack Twitter over pro-Georgian blogger?
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Is Twitter Under Attack from Russia?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Attacks on Georgian Blogger Shut Down Twitter, Facebook
Doug Stanglin / On Deadline: Twitter outage caused by targeted attack on Georgian blogger
Gregg Keizer / Macworld: Security experts scramble to decipher Twitter attack
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Twitter Attack Looks Politically Motivated
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Twitter Attacks Were Directed at Georgian Blogger
Anupreeta Das / MediaFile: Twitter + Georgian blogger + South Ossetia = Hack Attack
Maggie Shiels / dot.life: The day Twitter stopped
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Twitter Outage Part of Widespread Social Media DoS Attack
Rob Diana / Regular Geek: Yet Another Call For A Federated Twitter
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted: Denial-of-service got Twitter. Is your network next?
John Murrell / GMSV: Social site sieges — collateral damage in cyberwar?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Twitter Goes Down: Mainstream Media Covers It
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
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Facebook Confirms Denial-of-Service Attack (Updated)
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: My Question About the Twitter/Facebook DDOSing
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Twitter down: Denial of service
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au: Twitter attacks targeted Georgian blogger
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Politics Knocked Social Media Offline
Monica Hesse / Washington Post: Attacks Bring Down Twitter and Facebook
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: DDOS Attack Against Facebook, Twitter, Et Al. Was Because of One Guy's LiveJournal
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Hacker attacks silence Twitter, slow Facebook
Eric Sandine / TechVi: Twitter site still intermittently down
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Facebook Suffers Slowdowns from DDoS Attack
Bryan Alexander / Infocult: Social media fail, or Web 2.0 lost a battle to information war?
Glyn Moody / open: The Most Hated Man Online?
Brian Prince / eWeek: Twitter, Facebook Investigating Service Disruptions
Jenna Wortham / New York Times: Online Attack Silences Twitter for Much of Day
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal Back Up and Running After Attacks
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Google the latest victim of malicious online attacks
Biz / Twitter Blog:
The Adventure Continues — In the past 24 hours, we've been contending with a variety of attacks that continue to change in nature and intensity. We're working to restore access to apps built on the Twitter platform that were affected by defensive measures—there was some overcompensation …
Discussion: Financial Times, TheNextWeb.com and Global Neighbourhoods, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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: CNET News, ReadWriteWeb, CNN, Bits, Computerworld, F-Secure Antivirus …, TG Daily, Guardian, NPR Blogs, Technology Live, Graham Cluley's blog and Epicenter
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Targeted Twitter user blames Russia
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Cyxymu: Russian Government Responsible for Twitter, Facebook …
Hilary Whiteman / CNN: Pro-Georgia blogger ‘George’ target of Twitter attack
Jenna Wortham / Bits: Attack on Twitter Came in Two Waves
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Twitter still struggling to recover from DOS attack
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Twitter attack aimed at Georgian blogger
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?
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, TechCrunch, MarketingVOX, Dealscape, The Register, Fast Company and Mashable!
Larry Magid / CNET News: Podcast: Twitter attacker had Georgia in mind
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Twitter Outage Moves Into Day 2
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: Twitter, take a self-defense class from Google
Chris Dannen / Fast Company: Think You're Pissed at Facebook and Twitter?
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, CrunchGear, Edible Apple and Electronista
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: TomsTechBlog.com, Mashable!, Between the Lines and 901am
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Yahoo “Never Was a Search Company,” Says CEO
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: MobileCrunch, I4U News, Electronista, Gizmodo, AndroidGuys and EverythingPre
Peter Ha / MobileCrunch: Motorola to “skin” Android with “Blur”
Robert Evans / I4U News: Motorola Brings Custom webOS to Android
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: Macworld, NEWSFACTOR, PC World, CNET News, TUAW, IntoMobile, GPS Obsessed and Gizmodo
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Get a room with Mobiata's HotelPal
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
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Can't get laid? Looking to get sexually assaulted? …
Justin / GPS Obsessed: Sex offender-locating iPhone app removed from the App Store, perverts rejoice
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo: Apple Yanks Sex Offender Locator From App Store to the Relief of Perverts Everywhere
Etan Horowitz / Etan on Tech:
Apple removes one sex offender search iPhone app, but a similar …
Apple removes one sex offender search iPhone app, but a similar …
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: CNET News, TheAppleBlog, AppleInsider, Network World, DailyTech, Business Week, MacRumors, I4U News, Boing Boing Gadgets, MacNN, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Computerworld, Gearlog and TechVi
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google ups director compensation awards
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Eric Schmidt Not Paid By Apple, Just Took Some Souvenirs
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
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Google CEO Eric Schmidt Accepted No Salary or Stock for Apple Board Service
Robert Evans / I4U News: Eric Schmidt Took No Salary From Apple
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
Brad Stone / Bits:
Falling Valuations: Poison for Venture Capital — Here's more proof that Silicon Valley's financing ecosystem is under assault: the value of the start-ups they are investing in just keeps dropping. — In a quarterly study of venture financings published Friday, Fenwick & West …
Discussion: TechFlash, Tom Foremski: IMHO and VentureBeat, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Tom Foremski / IMHO: Government is killing Silicon Valley innovation
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: VCs hammer entrepreneurs: dreaded “down rounds” surge
Brian Hamacher / NBC Miami:
Man: Naughty Kitty Downloaded Kiddie Porn — Florida man arrested, says cat downloaded thousands of images. — TWITTER — You've heard the one about the dog eating the homework, now hear about the cat who downloaded the kiddie porn. — Keyboard Cat
Discussion: The Register, Guardian, TCPalm.com, On Deadline and Associated Press
Dan Goodin / The Register: Man blames cat for child porn downloads
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Pic: The Microsoft Mall Invasion Begins — The Microsoft PR team tweeted out the first image to Twitpic of the Microsoft Retail Store opening in Scottsdale and Mission Viejo. The stores are slated to open sometime in the fall, with more locations opening after.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:teensintech
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: Tech Trader Daily, 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
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’
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).
Discussion: Domain Name Wire, Thanks:mgcreed
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: Zappos Paid $4.9 Millon for Clothes.com Domain Name
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 …
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: Macworld, Computerworld and AppScout
Rich Mogull / Macworld: The iPhone's SMS vulnerability: What we learned
Matthew Murray / AppScout: No 64-bit Surfing in Windows 7?
Malatesta / WMExperts:
Verizon Diamond 2, HTC Mega and more Tachi — Well look what dropped in our mailbox. Some images and deets on the upcoming Verizon Diamond 2 (aka ‘Whitestone’ aka XV6975), the HTC Mega and a bit of an update to the Tachi image. — First up is the Verizon Diamond 2/Whitestone device, picture above.
Discussion: Unwired View, Engadget Mobile, Gizmodo and PalmAddicts
Nilay Patel / Engadget Mobile: Verizon's HTC Whitestone leaks out, along with the HTC Mega and Tachi
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: Have you seen the HTC Touch 2?
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
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
Astak's 5-Inch Pocket PRO eBook Reader Collaborates with Adobe Systems and Makes Its Debut — Astak Inc.'s new 5-inch Pocket PRO eBook reader collaborates with Adobe Digital Editions to provide a strong contender that will give Amazon's Kindle a run for its money.
Discussion: ITworld.com, Engadget and TechVi
Pasmith / ITworld.com: E-readers for every budget?
Darren Murph / Engadget: Astak's $199 EZ Reader Pocket PRO wants to give Kindle ‘a run for its money’
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Astak EZ Reader Pocket Pro shown for $199
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Microsoft Could Announce Razorfish Sale By September; Publicis, WPP Play Hard To Get — It's been a few weeks since Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) execs met with representatives from various ad agencies to feel out interest in who would want to buy its interactive agency, Razorfish and still no obvious deal …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, TechFlash and Xconomy
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Razorfish on the Razor's Edge?
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Report: Publicis heads the pack to buy Microsoft's Razorfish
Eric Hal Schwartz / Xconomy: Report: Publicis Bids on Razorfish