Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Google UFO logo ‘mystery’ solved — The internet was apparently baffled yesterday when Google changed its logo to show a UFO abducting one of Google's Os. Our story on the “mystery” is currently our most-viewed technology story, with 220 comments. — While some of our readers are speculating …
Discussion: CNET News, Mashable!, TECH.BLORGE.com, Redmond Pie, Search Engine Journal, Google Operating System and Telegraph
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Google's mystery UFO doodle finally explained
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Unexplained Phenomenon Mystery Solved... Or Is it?
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google celebrates ‘Unexplained Phenomenon’, but why?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Today's Google “Unexplained Phenomenon” Flying Saucer Logo
Today's Google “Unexplained Phenomenon” Flying Saucer Logo
Discussion: Andrew Healey's Blog, TechCrunch, Computerworld, ithinkdifferent, Google Watch, Search Engine Roundtable, Data Mining and Mashable!
Seth H. Weintraub / Computerworld: What is Google's “unexplained phenomenon”? (solved?)
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Go_gle's Missing “O” “Unexplained Phenomenon” UFO Logo (Doodle)
Matthew Hurst / Data Mining: Unexplained Phenomenon Solved
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Unexplained Phenomenon Google Logo: Can You Explain It?
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Next Web Blog:
Technorati now hiring bloggers (and biting the hand that feeds them?) … Technorati used to be the darling of the Blogging industry. Unfortunately they have lost some of their shine in these past years with declining market share, bugs and downtime, and an unclear strategy for the future.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles, TECH.BLORGE.com, Mashable! and digg.com, Thanks:mgcreed
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: Technorati makes moves to releasing original content
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Technorati To Start Competing with Bloggers
This Wednesday (September 9th) is Apple's annual iPod event, where they're likely to refresh most or all of the iPod lineup like they've done at nearly every fall iPod event. — The iPod line is admittedly lower-profile since many Apple fanatics have switched to iPhones …
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Some random Apple event predictions for you: Bye bye iPod classic?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple To Kill Off iPod Classic, Double Down On Touch, iPhone Developer Predicts — Apple's annual iPod/iTunes product event will take place this Wednesday in San Francisco. In addition to announcing new iTunes features, Apple will almost certainly introduce an updated version of the iPod touch …
Discussion: Edible Apple
Matt / WordPress:
How to Keep WordPress Secure — Filed under Development, Security. — A stitch in time saves nine. I couldn't sew my way out of a bag, but it's true advice for bloggers as well — a little bit of work on an upgrade now saves a lot of work fixing something later.
Discussion: InformationWeek, Mashable!, Podcasting News and Guardian
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: WordPress Responds to Attack: “Please Upgrade”
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Wordpress blogs under attack from hack attack
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I don't feel safe with Wordpress, hackers broke in and took things — A few weeks ago some hackers broke into my blog here (this was before 2.8.4 was released). At first I thought they just left some porn sites in a couple of blog entries. So we upgraded Wordpress (I was on 2.7x back then).
Discussion: Daring Fireball, louisgray.com, Technosailor.com, Zero Percent Idle, Mark Evans Tech, gHacks technology news, Pulse2, Lockergnome Blog Network, Technology Liberation Front, Laughing Squid, Donna's SecurityFlash, VentureBeat, TechVi, TECH.BLORGE.com, surchur hot topics, Slashdot, Lorelle on WordPress and digg.com
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Regarding WordPress and Security
Timwindsor / Zero Percent Idle: WordPress blowed up real good
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Wordpress Hit With Malicious Worm
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Update Your WordPress Installs!
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid: WordPress Under Attack, Upgrade Now
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Wordpress problem: Hackers break into Robert Scoble's blog, delete posts
Gregory Schultz / TechVi: Self-hosted WordPress sites under attack
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: WordPress blogs under serious attack; immediate upgrades the only defense
Lorelle VanFossen / Lorelle on WordPress: Old WordPress Versions Under Attack
Scott Heiferman / New York Times:
The Pursuit of Community — I GREW up with four siblings who were 12 to 17 years older, so I was exposed early to the fields they were interested in — science, art and business — and the diversity influenced me. When I was a preteen, I programmed an Apple II computer to manage the inventory for my parents' paint store.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Beet.TV and Technology Liberation Front
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Meetup's Scott Heiferman on “Group Power”
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Asteroids, Part 2 — Will we see a negative story in the Sunday New York Times business section tomorrow morning? We would not be surprised. Pogue will try to stop it, of course, especially since he raved about Snowy and called it “Apple's sleek upgrade” then turned around and admitted …
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Texting? No, Just Trying to Read Chapter 6 — IN our digital age, miniaturization rules. This is a welcome thing — in most cases. Squeezing two billion transistors onto a small chip? All good. Squeezing an enormous printed textbook down to iPhone-size? Not so good.
David Rothman / TeleRead: Does the iPhone flunk as a textbook-reader?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Other Real-Time Search Engines Fizzle, OneRiot Gets Some Early Traction — While there have been many real-time search engine launches over the past few months (Scoopler, Topsy, Collecta, CrowdEye), most of them so far have fizzled (see Google Website Trends chart above).
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google Wave: 5 Ways It Could Change the Web — Google Wave arrives on September 30th. On that day, Google will start sending out 100,000 invites to non-developers to its much-anticipated real-time communication platform. — It's not even released and it's generating more hype than almost any other web product in recent memory.
Discussion: surchur hot topics
The Anatomy of Determination — Like all investors, we spend a lot of time trying to learn how to predict which startups will succeed. We probably spend more time thinking about it than most, because we invest the earliest. Prediction is usually all we have to rely on.
Discussion: bijan sabet