Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Microsoft joins HTML 5 standard fray in earnest — After leaving much of the matter of creating new version of HTML to Apple, Google, Opera, and Mozilla, Microsoft has begun sinking its teeth into the Web standard. — The move adds clout to the effort to renovate HyperText Markup Language …
Discussion: lists.w3.org, Softpedia News, Neowin.net, Smalltalk Tidbits … and Slashdot
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Better Late than Never
Soulskill / Slashdot: Microsoft Finally Joins HTML 5 Standard Efforts
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Source: Apple And Google Agreed Not To Poach Workers — While Google CEO Eric Schmidt was on Apple's board of directors, the two companies had an agreement not to hire away each other's workers, a former Google employee with knowledge of such matters has told us. We have since confirmed this with other ex-Googlers.
Discussion: I4U News, Brainstorm Tech, 9 to 5 Mac and The SiliconANGLE, Thanks:atul
Robert Evans / I4U News: The Google/Apple Accords — Apparently Eric Schmidt's …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Google's anti-poaching smoking gun
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple and Google had employee non-poaching agreement. That's over now.
Douglas Streeks / The SiliconANGLE: FCC Eyes Apple's Blockage of Google Voice
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hey, What Happened To Scribd? Traffic Down Over 48% Since June — Scribd, the so-called ‘YouTube for documents’ that's recently also become an Ebook store, has been seeing a major drop in traffic over the last two months. Since June, the site has lost over 48% of its global traffic …
Urmee Khan / Telegraph:
British troops encouraged to use Twitter — British troops are being encouraged by the Ministry of Defence to use Twitter and Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends. — In a “liberalisation” of its social networking policy, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that British troops …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and UMBC ebiquity
Mia / YouTube Blog:
YouTube Gets Smarter on the Small Screen — As more and more people are using the browser on their smartphones for checking email, visiting websites, and even accessing YouTube, we want to make sure that we provide the best possible YouTube experience on your mobile browser.
Discussion: 901am, WebProNews, Local Mobile Search, VatorNews and FierceMobileContent
Mike Abundo / 901am: YouTube's New Mobile Site Features Browser Playback
Chris Crum / WebProNews: YouTube Launches Site for Smartphones
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Why Did Google Build a New M.YouTube Site?
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: YouTube upgrades its mobile site
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: YouTube debuts new website for smartphones
What Works: The Web Way vs. The Wave Way — Google Wave is an impressive set of technologies, the kind of stunningly slick application that literally makes developers stand up and cheer. I've played with the Google Wave test sandbox a bit, and while it's definitely too complex to live up to the …
Discussion: Googling Google, Google Blogoscoped, Technologizer and rc3.org, Thanks:atul
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google Wave too complicated? I don't think so
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Anil Dash On Google Wave; Is the Wave Framework Too Complicated to Be Adopted?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Wave vs. the Web
Rafe / rc3.org: Anil Dash on Google Wave
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: Chip Griffin, Techdirt and Techgeist
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Murdoch Now Demanding Names Of Kindle Subscribers
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Use a Kindle? Rupert Murdoch Wants to Know.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Leaked Document Reveals Eircom Deal With Irish RIAA — Earlier this year IRMA - which controls 90% of Ireland's recorded music and represents the likes of EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner - reached a private agreement Ireland's largest ISP, Eircom, to implement a 3 strikes deal for alleged pirates.
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Storing text docs in XML may run afoul of Microsoft patent — At the same time that Microsoft was pushing for the adoption of an XML-based file format for documents, it had a patent pending that would cover most uses of XML for word processing files. — In the middle part of this decade …
Discussion: The Register
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Microsoft secures web Office XML patent
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: Cell Phone Signal, jkkmobile, UMPCPortal, TmoNews, Nokia Experts, SlashGear, Softpedia News, Boy Genius Report, GottaBeMobile.com, Electronista and MobileCrunch
Andrew / TmoNews: Rover Spotted In The Wild
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Nokia Internet Tablet caught in wild, passes FCC: 3G, QWERTY and 5MP camera
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: New Nokia Tablet at the FCC?
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: FCC docs show... Nokia's N900?
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Apple to Stream First Live Concert to the iPhone Tonight — Tonight Apple will produce its first-ever live event streamed to the iPhone: a concert by the electronica band Underworld. Apple has apparently kept the event quiet as it doesn't want to overwhelm the AT&T network …
Discussion: San Francisco Examiner, 9 to 5 Mac, The Fox Theater … and digg.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: First Live Broadcast to iPhone
Damian Lazarus / The Fox Theater, Oakland California: with guests: — Eleven albums. Two film scores. Two books.
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!, Google Watch, Electronista, eWeek, TMCnet and iPhones Talk, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Clint Boulton / eWeek: New Google Voice App for the Apple iPhone in the Works
Amy Tierney / TMCnet: IVR / VoiceXML Featured Article