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: MacRumors, blogs.ft.com, internetnews.com, The Mac Observer, BoomTown, The Atlantic Business Channel, TheAppleBlog, Gadget Lab, CrunchGear, Technology Questions, NEWSFACTOR, Softpedia News, SlashGear, EverythingiCafe, tinyComb, Core77, Pocket-lint.com, Boing Boing Gadgets, 9 to 5 Mac and TeleRead
Joseph Menn / blogs.ft.com: Apple could sell 2m tablets @600 per, analyst says
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Business Channel: Apple Tablet: Super E-Reader or Super Mini-Computer?
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
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Apple tablet prophesied, sales foretold by eager analysts
Barry Levine / NEWSFACTOR: Apple's Tablet Computer — A Big iPod Plus a Phone?
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Analyst Provides Theories on Apple's 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
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Gene Munster talks $1.2 Billion Apple tablet
David Rothman / TeleRead: 'Apple's $1.2-billion tablet computer'
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 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
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: BoomTown, Financial Times, TechCrunch, TheNextWeb.com, Silicon Alley Insider, Mashable!, Gawker, Pocket-lint.com, Global Neighbourhoods and Graham Cluley's blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: BoomTown Decodes Twitter's Denial-of-Service Blog Post (So You Don't Have To)
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter Still Hurting From Attack
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Twitter and Facebook DDoS Attacks Targeted One Man
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Is Twitter Under Attack from Russia?
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: Twitter Status, Net Effect, CNN, CNET News, Computerworld, F-Secure Antivirus …, Guardian, Security Fix, ReadWriteWeb, TG Daily, MediaFile, Technology Live, Bits, Contentinople, VentureBeat, NPR Blogs, TheNextWeb.com, Digits, Graham Cluley's blog, USA Today, GMSV, Epicenter, Wall Street Journal, CNNMoney.com, Reuters and The Register
Hilary Whiteman / CNN: Pro-Georgia blogger ‘George’ target of Twitter attack
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Targeted Twitter user blames Russia
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Twitter still struggling to recover from DDoS attack
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Cyxymu: Russian Government Responsible for Twitter, Facebook …
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Twitter attack aimed at Georgian blogger
Anupreeta Das / MediaFile: Twitter + Georgian blogger + South Ossetia = Hack Attack
Jenna Wortham / Bits: Attack on Twitter Came in Two Waves
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Twitter, Facebook Crippled by DoS Attack
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Twitter attacks can't keep Georgian blogger down
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog: More Cyxymu spam seen in Sophos spamtraps
John Murrell / GMSV: Social site sieges — collateral damage in cyberwar? (3)
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Is There Rhyme or Reason to the Attacks on Twitter?
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Twitter down: Denial of service
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Hacker attacks silence Twitter, slow Facebook
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
How Google Was Impacted By The Twitter-Facebook Denial of Service Attacks
How Google Was Impacted By The Twitter-Facebook Denial of Service Attacks
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, VentureBeat, Between the Lines, PC World, ReadWriteWeb, I4U News, CNET News, SheGeeks.net, MarketingVOX and Dealscape
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Cyber attack that brought down Twitter was aimed at dissident blogger
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Twitter target's photos were also attacked on Fotki, COO says
Robert Evans / I4U News: Attacks on Georgian Blogger Shut Down Twitter, Facebook
Larry Magid / CNET News: Podcast: Twitter attacker had Georgia in mind
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: Twitter, take a self-defense class from Google
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Interview: Twitter service provider NTT America on DDOS attack
Interview: Twitter service provider NTT America on DDOS attack
Discussion: The Register and Arbor Networks Security
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: Electronista, CrunchGear, Techgeist, Edible Apple and MacRumors
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Forthcoming iMacs To Be Bundled With Final Cut Express?
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, Techgeist, Android Central, Electronista, Gizmodo, AndroidGuys, EverythingPre and PhoneDog.com
Peter Ha / MobileCrunch: Motorola to “skin” Android with “Blur”
Robert Evans / I4U News: Motorola Brings Custom webOS to Android
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Motorola Planning “Blur” UI For Its Android Phones
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: Motorola's Android Effort Influenced by webOS?
John Walton / PhoneDog.com: Woohoo! Motorola working on Blur for Android?
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: 901am, eSarcasm, TomsTechBlog.com, Mashable!, Between the Lines and Lockergnome Blog Network
Mike Abundo / 901am: Yahoo CEO: Yahoo Never a Search Company
Dan Tynan / eSarcasm: The TechList: 07.Aug.09 — Twitter goes down to defeat, Yahoo is all about the meat
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
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: BoomTown, Engadget, TechFlash, geeksmack.net and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:teensintech
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: From the Department of I Can Hardly Wait: A Sneak Peek of the New Microsoft Store
Laura June / Engadget: First pic of Microsoft retail store's construction …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: First glimpse of a Microsoft store
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: HipMojo.com, TechFlash, Tom Foremski: IMHO and VentureBeat, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: It's a Good Thing VCs are Entrepreneurs and Operations Whizzes
Tom Foremski / IMHO: Government is killing Silicon Valley innovation
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: VCs hammer entrepreneurs: dreaded “down rounds” surge
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Windows XP SP3 runs browsers 13% faster than Windows 7 RTM — In a set of comprehensive Windows Web browser performance tests conducted by Betanews on August 7 — our first test of browsers running on the final Windows 7 RTM Build 7600 distributed by Microsoft yesterday …
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, Lockergnome Blog Network, TCPalm.com, Neowin.net, On Deadline, Associated Press and Boing Boing
Dan Goodin / The Register: Man blames cat for child porn downloads
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Man Says Cat Downloaded Kiddie Porn
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Man pins child porn accusations on pet cat
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
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Last Dodgeball Employee Leaving To Join Foursquare — Google (GOOG) engineer Harry Heymann, who was the last employee running its Dodgeball mobile service, is leaving to join Dodgeball cofounder Dennis Crowley's new startup, Foursquare. — Today is Heymann's last day at Google …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Foursquare: Check In, Tweet ... and Now Save Money on Beer
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, WMPoweruser.com, IntoMobile, 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?
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Report: Google Voice to be retooled as Web app for iPhone — Even though Apple prevented it from listing Google Voice on the iPhone App Store, Google is planning on retooling the application as a Web-based app, according to The New York Times. — In David Pogue's Friday column regarding …
Discussion: Mashable!, eWeek, Pogue's Posts, TMCnet and iPhones Talk, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Clint Boulton / eWeek: New Google Voice App for the Apple iPhone in the Works
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts: Is Google Voice a Threat to AT&T?
Amy Tierney / TMCnet: IVR / VoiceXML Featured Article
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
iPhone Undermining Microsoft in Enterprise? — Microsoft best get Windows Mobile 7 to market, and soon, because its delay may be causing the company to lose traction in the enterprise market. In a note to clients Thursday, UBS Securities analyst Maynard Um noted that Apple's (AAPL) …
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Eee PCs rumored to ship with Moblin in October, Chrome OS on the horizon — How about a minor spy story to kick-start your weekend? According to our man Sascha at netbooknews.de, a “safe source” who shall remain nameless but who most certainly has ties to Stasi (or, at the very least …
Discussion: I4U News, Electronista and TechSpot
Robert Evans / I4U News: Open Source Eee PCs in October, Chrome OS Netbooks Coming
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Asus to launch Moblin-powered Eee PC soon?
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 News, Domain Name News and Domain Name Wire, Thanks:mgcreed
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: Zappos Paid $4.9 Millon for Clothes.com Domain Name
Lisa Chan / Zynga Blog:
MyMiniLife Becomes One With Zynga — Really excited to let you know about coming to a close on our acquisition of MyMiniLife. Here's the bulk of the news, but we couldn't be happier. The MML team has been so awesome and we're happy to officially welcome them to the Zynga family!
Discussion: All Facebook, paidContent and Virtual Worlds News
Tameka Kee / paidContent: Zynga Acquires Virtual World-Creator MyMiniLife
Curt Feldman / Virtual Worlds News: Zynga Completes MyMiniLife Acquisition
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Welcome to Hotel Yahoo: Check in anytime you want... It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks at Yahoo, following the announcement to outsource Internet search technology to Microsoft and Yahoo stock's subsequent 15 percent sell-off. — But the scene in Sunnyvale, California took a really odd turn …
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 …
Discussion: Epeus' epigone, Patricia Handschiegel and The SiliconANGLE, Thanks:atul
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia device passes FCC for T-Mobile USA, looks an awful lot like a new Internet Tablet to us — Every week, random, seemingly anonymous Nokia handsets quietly pick up FCC approval. Most will never see the light of day on an American carrier, and the ones that do have usually already …
Discussion: TmoNews, MobileCrunch and Electronista
Andrew / TmoNews: “Rover” Landing on T-Mobile Soon
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: FCC docs show... Nokia's N900?
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: phx.corporate-ir.net, Wall Street Journal, BetaNews, TechFlash and Tech Trader Daily
Veronica Dagher / Wall Street Journal: Target Decides to End Amazon Pact
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Amazon may have gained Zappos, but it's losing Target
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Target dumps Amazon.com to run its own ecommerce operations
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Clueless Murdoch Move: Without Subscriber Names, Might Break With Kindle — When you go to a kiosk and buy that day's Wall Street Journal, you can be fairly certain that no one's going to request your name and address and send that information back to News Corp.
Discussion: Techdirt, Techgeist and DailyFinance
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Murdoch Now Demanding Names Of Kindle Subscribers
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Use a Kindle? Rupert Murdoch Wants to Know.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft backtracks on free Office Live domains — In a reversal, Microsoft says it will now charge all small businesses an annual domain registration fee, even those whom it had promised free Web site registrations for life. — Starting Oct. 1, all customers will have to pay $14.95 a year to renew their custom Web address.
Discussion: Computerworld and All about Microsoft
Elizabeth Montalbano / Computerworld: Microsoft to charge Office Live customers domain-renewal fee
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Spotify Now Valued At €170 million — We've done more digging on the Spotify cap table story from yesterday, and have confirmed with one source that the company did close on at least part of the new round of financing the Financial Times reported they were negotiating earlier this week.
Discussion: metro.se and Royal Pingdom, Thanks:sizzler_chetan