Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Is The Real Reason Dell Is Discontinuing 12-inch Netbooks? — Dell has retired their 12-inch Intel Atom-powered netbooks, they said today. The official reason - “It really boils down to this: for a lot of customers, 10-inch displays are the sweet spot for netbooks …
Discussion: gdgt, UMPCPortal and Slashdot
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
Dell Retires the Mini 12 — You may have seen some recent reports from places like Engadget, liliputing and Electronista that the Inspiron Mini 12 was going away. It's true. Dell recently decided that it's time for the Mini 12 to ride off into the sunset.
Discussion: I4U News, Technologizer, GottaBeMobile.com, gdgt, Pulse2, Pocket-lint.com, Liliputing, Gearlog, geeksmack.net, Electronista and Engadget
Robert Evans / I4U News: Dell Kills Mini 12, CULVs on the Way?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Dell Ditches Its Big Netbook
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Dell Gives the Inspiron Mini 12 the Heave Ho
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Dell Cutting Production Of Mini 12
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Dell dumps Mini 12 netbook
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: The Dell Mini 12 is Dead; Long Live the Dell Mini 9
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Dell Mini 9 makes surprise reappearance on Dell's website
Gregory Viscusi / Bloomberg:
Publicis Will Acquire Razorfish Ad Agency From Microsoft for $530 Million — Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) — Publicis Groupe SA, owner of the Saatchi & Saatchi ad firm, said it is buying Microsoft Corp.'s Razorfish advertising agency for $530 million in cash and stock to expand in Internet advertising.
Discussion: CNET News, Media Decoder and paidContent
Steven Musil / CNET News: Publicis Groupe to buy Microsoft's Razorfish
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder: Microsoft Sells Razorfish Digital Agency to the Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe to Acquire Razorfish From Microsoft Corporation
Publicis Groupe to Acquire Razorfish From Microsoft Corporation
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Mashable!, TechFlash, Computerworld, Silicon Alley Insider, Pulse2, AdExchanger.com and Xconomy
Marc Ferranti / Computerworld: Publicis Groupe buys Razorfish from Microsoft
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Rumor: Publicis Acquiring Razorfish From Microsoft
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Publicis Buys Razorfish for $530 Million
Robert Buderi / Xconomy: Microsoft Sells Razorfish to Publicis for $530M
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The Case Against Apple-in Five Parts — About six years and $20,000 ago, I made the switch to Apple products after a 20-year love affair with Microsoft. That love affair started with the humble PCjr and ended with an IBM ThinkPad. From DOS to the first version of Windows …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Sample the Web, Howard Lindzon, TomsTechBlog.com, techno.blog and cubicgarden.com, Thanks:jasoncalacanis
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web: In Apple's Defense — Yesterday, I helped proofread …
Ian Forrester / cubicgarden.com: The Case Against Apple-in Five Parts
Markcuban / blog maverick:
My Advice to Fox & MySpace on Selling Content - Yes You Can — Rupert , you didn't ask my opinion on this, but since when has that ever stopped me. — First the good news. You can sell content on the internet. People pay for content on and off the internet every second of every day.
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:atul
Boy Genius Report:
Apple iTunes 9 details, Blu-ray, app organization — We've just received a tip from a pretty reliable source that detailed for us some of iTunes 9's upcoming features and they're pretty exciting. — One of the new additions to iTunes is said to include Blu-ray support which lines up nicely …
Discussion: geeksmack.net, Mashable!, TheAppleBlog, blogs.chron.com, The iPhone Blog, TUAW, Pulse2, EverythingiCafe, 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget, Pocket-lint.com, Neowin.net, AppleInsider, Edible Apple, TechSpot, Electronista, MacRumors, Gizmodo, TechCrunch and I4U News
Andrew Bednarz / TheAppleBlog: Rumor Has It: iTunes 9 Coming Next Month With Blu-ray Support
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: iTunes 9 to Add iPhone App Organizer, Blu-Ray?
Michael Rose / TUAW: Weekend news & rumor roundup, talkcast reminder
Marianne Schultz / EverythingiCafe: iTunes 9 rumored to include Blu-ray support, iPhone App organization
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: BluRay coming to Macs next month via iTunes 9?
Ross Miller / Engadget: Blu-ray support coming with iTunes 9?
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: iTunes to get Blu-ray support
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Weekend tech reading: Professor was main target of Twitter attacks
Robert Evans / I4U News: iTunes 9 Information Leaks
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Are the Glory Days Long Gone for I.T.? — IF Thomas M. Siebel can accurately see the future, computer science students with the entrepreneurial gene may want to look for a different major. And investors who think that information technology is a sector that will produce outsized returns should wake up.
Discussion: deal architect
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
In a Digital Future, Textbooks Are History — At Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., students use computers provided by the school to get their lessons, do their homework and hear podcasts of their teachers' science lectures. — Down the road, at Cienega High School, students who own laptops …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com, TECH.BLORGE.com, PersonaNonData, TeleRead, HighTouch and Los Angeles Times
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: Schools look at switching from printed textbooks to the digital format
David Rothman / TeleRead: ‘As classrooms go digital, textbooks are history’
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times: Budget cuts put new textbook purchases on hold
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla issues first Firefox 3.6 alpha version — Mozilla has released the first alpha version of Firefox 3.6, a browser with speed improvements and new features the organization hopes to finalize faster than its predecessor. — “Unlike the year that passed between Firefox 3 and Firefox 3.5 …
Discussion: hacks.mozilla.org, Computerworld and Slashdot, Thanks:blogfisher
Christopher Blizzard / hacks.mozilla.org: Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 - web developer changes
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Mozilla delivers first preview of Firefox 3.6
Timothy / Slashdot: Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 Released
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
LG Chocolate Touch, Samsung Omnia 2 and more headed to Best Buy on August 23rd — Well what have we here? Our ninjas know better than to think they can take weekends off and one of our more diligent and trusted Best Best Mobile moles just hit us with a very interesting screen cap.
Discussion: I4U News, WMPoweruser.com, WMExperts, Crave, Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Robert Evans / I4U News: HTC Touch Pro 2+New Samsung Phones for Sprint, Sept 3
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Verzion Omnia II at Best Buy Aug. 23
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog: Samsung Omnia 2 coming August 23
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Best Buy to Sell LG Chocolate Touch, Samsung Omnia 2 and More Come August 23rd
Christopher MacManus / Sony Insider:
New Sony S-Series Walkman Goes Live Accidentally - Full Pictures And Specifications — Well, the new S-Series is essentially a slam-dunk at this point with this uncovered listing of the device at materiel.net, a French-based entertainment retailer. The full specifications of the S-Series Walkman …
Discussion: Anything But iPod, SlipperyBrick.com, PMP Today and Engadget
Conner Flynn / SlipperyBrick.com: New Sony S-Series Walkman leaked
Allan David Reyes / PMP Today: Sony Walkman S-series w/ Speakers now on sale online
Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Worldwide Slump Makes Nigeria's Online Scammers Work That Much Harder — LAGOS, Nigeria — Online swindling takes dedication even in the best of times, the scammer said earnestly. — The spinal cord aches from sitting at a desk. The eyes itch from staring at a computer.