MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
What Steve Jobs Actually Said About eBooks — There's been a big brouhaha over comments Steve Jobs made to NYT's David Pogue in an interview following Apple's event on Wednesday. Basically, most people are interpreting what Jobs said about eBook readers to mean that Apple plans to completely stay away from the market.
Discussion: VG247, Seeking Alpha and Mobile Computer
Stephany Nunneley / VG247: Jobs: iPod Touch doesn't have a camera because it's “a game machine”
Diane Mermigas / Seeking Alpha: Jobs and Apple Must Address Competition They Created
Julian Prokaza / Mobile Computer: What's inside the new iPod Nano?
Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
Is this Apple's e-book trojan horse? — Tyrese Gibson's Mayhem is a comic book - the first standalone print publication for sale in Apple's iTunes LP format. — Tyrese Gibson's Mayhem is the first digital book for sale on iTunes 9 - perhaps an early sign of Apple's (AAPL) desire to take on Amazon's …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider and blackrimglasses
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Apple Says it Isn't Interested in eBooks, But It's Now Selling …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple wreaks Mayhem on eBook market, tablet follows?
Ethan Kaplan / blackrimglasses: ebook, no? Is this Apple's e-book trojan horse? …
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Jobs says Apple won't move into e-books - but why trust him?
Jobs says Apple won't move into e-books - but why trust him?
Discussion: internetnews.com, CNET News, VentureBeat, The Mac Observer, eWeek, Computerworld, TeleRead and Kotaku
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Apple's next big thing is Steve Jobs
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Steve Jobs says no Apple e-book. No one believes him
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple Tablet, Beatles, iPod Touch Camera Missing from Apple Event
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: The mystery of the iPod touch camera
David Rothman / TeleRead: Jobs and e-books: The Guardian's take
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku: Why There Is No Camera In iPod Touch
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Cliq builds on iPhone idea, pushes away from smart"phone" category — Take a look at the picture to the right. It's the just-announced Motorola Cliq, powered by Google Android and T-Mobile and scheduled to be released in time for the holiday season. Do you see that little green button down on the lower right corner of the screen?
Discussion: Telecompetitor, TeleRead, PhoneNews.com, Gear Diary, jkOnTheRun, Motorola Media Center and Electronista
Andrew Burger / Telecompetitor: Motorola Places Bets on Android, CLIQ, MOTOBLUR
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: PDA vs smartphone: History repeats...in reverse?
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Motorola CLIQ Exclusively for T-Mobile This Holiday Season
Thomas R. Hall / Gear Diary: Motorola Announces Motorola CLIQ Android Smartphone
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: This Week at Mobile Tech Manor #56: Mobilize FTW!
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
Motorola CLIQ: A Lesson on How Not to Launch a Product — This poorly executed product introduction sends Motorola's new android phone and MotoBlur interface stumbling out of the gate. — Post a — Yesterday, at the GigaOm Mobilize conference, someone asked me what I thought about the new Motorola CLIQ with MotoBlur.
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Motorola Takes the Android Focus off of Google
David Berkowitz / AdAge:
Facebook Lite is a Black Hole for Brands — Many of the Tools Marketers Use Aren't Present — Facebook Lite is a new streamlined version designed for people with slow internet connections. There's no chat and no applications. It's designed to give users quick access to their News Feed, inbox, and events.
Discussion: Mashable!, Digits, WebProNews, Computerworld, NBC Bay Area, bub.blicio.us, Inside Facebook and TechCrunch
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: BREAKING: Facebook Lite Launches Internationally
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: Facebook Strips Down — Judging from reviews on Twitter …
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Facebook Shows a Glimpse of Twitterness
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Facebook Lite: thanks, but no apps
Alysia Gray Painter / NBC Bay Area: Facebook, Have You Lost Wait?
Brian Blank / bub.blicio.us: Facebook Lite: Slim and Trim and Worth a Try
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook: Facebook Lite Goes Live to Capitalize on International Growth — and Simplicity
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Third-Generation iPod Touch Teardown Reveals 802.11n-Capable Wi-Fi Chip, Empty Space for Camera — iFixit has managed to get its hands on a 32 GB third-generation iPod touch and is in the process of tearing apart the device to get a look at the internals. While the new iPod touch is similar …
Discussion: PC World, CNET News, The Register, Ars Technica, Edible Apple, iPhone Hacks, 9 to 5 Mac, Network World and The iPhone Blog
Jared Newman / PC World: Superfast Wi-Fi Standard ‘n’ Official: Consumer FAQ
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: New iPod Touch packs Wi-Fi ‘n,’ FM hardware
Cade Metz / The Register: Naked iPod touch dangles its FM radio
John Cox / Network World: IEEE finally approves 802.11n standard
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Nokia Acquires San Francisco “Microsocial Networking” Start-Up, Plum — Nokia is set to announce today that it has acquired Plum Ventures, the San Francisco “microsocial networking” start-up, for an undisclosed amount, sources said. — UPDATE: Nokia confirmed the purchase, but gave few details in a press release.
Discussion: VentureBeat, alarm:clock, Plum Inc. Blog, Nokia, WebProNews, paidContent, MediaPost, GigaOM, PE Hub Blog, eWeek, TheStreet.com, TechSpot, Reuters, VatorNews, silicontap.com and Xconomy
Hans Peter / Plum Inc. Blog: Nokia to Acquire Plum
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Nokia Acquires Social Networking Site
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Nokia Buys Social Network Service Plum
Mark Walsh / MediaPost: Nokia Makes Social Networking Play, Picks Plum
Om Malik / GigaOM: Nokia Buys Plum...Yawn!
Deborah Gage / PE Hub Blog: VCs Mum On Plum Acquisition
Scott Ferguson / eWeek: Nokia Buys Assets of Social Networking Maker Plum
James Rogers / TheStreet.com: Nokia Grabs Social Networker Plum
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Nokia acquires Plum, a microsocial networking startup
Chris Caceres / VatorNews: Nokia acquires Plum Ventures
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Nokia Buys Vulcan-Backed Plum
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Got That New iPod Nano? You Might Risk Arrest In Massachusetts — You may have heard that the new iPod Nano that was just released happens to include a voice recorder among other new features. But if you get one, you might want to be careful how you use it — especially in certain states, such as Massachusetts.
Discussion: Washington Post
David Pogue / New York Times:
Apple's New Nano: Now The World's Smallest Camcorder
Apple's New Nano: Now The World's Smallest Camcorder
Discussion: Technologizer, Macworld, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs and Softpedia News
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Fifth-Generation iPod Nano: The Technologizer Review
Christopher Breen / Macworld: Fifth-generation iPod nano
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Kills Extras (and Its Developer Ecosystem) — Skype's new owners should be aware of one small thing: They are paying $2 billion for a company that, despite having more than 400 million subscribers, doesn't know how to leverage that platform. Why? Because it doesn't understand developers.
Discussion: paidContent, VoIP Watch, Download Squad, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and eWeek
Tameka Kee / paidContent: Skype Pulls Plug On Third-Party Extras Program
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Skype Shutting Down Extras Program
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Skype killing off Extras, developer program
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Skype Shuts Down Extras and Its Developer Program
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Skype Axes Developer Program Extras
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Skype Shutters Skype Extras Developer Program
Antoine Bertout / Skype Developer Zone Blog:
The future of Skype Extras
The future of Skype Extras
Discussion: TechCrunch, Skype Journal, PC World, CNET News, Neowin.net, stuart henshall, Voice on the Web and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Wrong Way, Skype — Skype is terminating its Extras developer …
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal: Skype Eats More Young: RIP Skype's software developers relations program.
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: Skype Closes Its Extras Program for Developers
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Skype retiring third-party Extras
Jim Courtney / Voice on the Web: “Skype Extras” Is Dead; Long Live the Skype API's!
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Skype: No More Extras! — Skype, fresh off of its sale …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
StalkerCheck, I Mean FanCheck: Explosive New App Gains 5 Million Users in One Day — A clever new app on Facebook, called FanCheck, gained five million users on Sunday, according its creator, a company called Smile. — Why the growth? The app lets you see which of your friends spend …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft: Windows Mobile 7 not on the PDC docket — I (and others) have been wondering and speculating whether Microsoft might be holding its Windows Mobile 7 cards close to the vest and be planning to show, or at least talk about, Windows Mobile 7 at this year's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in mid-November.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, WMExperts, MobileTechWorld, IT PRO - Today, Internet2Go and istartedsomething
Malatesta / WMExperts: Sorry, No WM7 at PDC Conference in November
Clare Hopping / IT PRO - Today: What to expect from Windows Phone 7
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: It's the User Experience Stupid
Google Groups Trojan — Maintaining a reliable command and control (C&C) structure is a priority for back door Trojan writers. Recent developments have included the utilization of Web 2.0 social networking websites to deliver commands. By integrating C&C messages into valid communications …
Discussion: The Register, eWeek, PC World, InformationWeek and Tom Foremski: IMHO
Dan Goodin / The Register: Linux webserver botnet pushes malware
Brian Prince / eWeek: Symantec: Google Groups Used to Send Commands to Malware
Robert McMillan / PC World: Trojan Hides Its Brain in Google Groups
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Groups Used To Direct Trojan Malware
Tom Foremski / IMHO: First Trojan discovered using a newsgroup to control attacks
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Did Steve Jobs spin the NY Times? — Jobs. Photo: Apple Inc. — When David Pogue, the New York Times' chief technology columnist, sat down with Steve Jobs after his “It's only rock and roll” keynote Wednesday, Pogue's first question was the one, as he put it, the “blogosphere's been buzzing about” …
Discussion: PC World, MacRumors, TeleRead, Engadget, MacDailyNews and Download Squad
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Jobs' Excuse for No-Camera iPod touch Doesn't Click
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: The iPod Touch's camera: Left out, or just ‘late’?
Ross Rubin / Engadget: Switched On: The iPod touch and the big picture
Paul O'Brien / Download Squad: Updating your iPod Touch to OS 3.1 - now 50% cheaper!
Drewmccormack / MacResearch:
Grand Central Now Open to All — Apple today made the source code of Grand Central Dispatch available under an Apache open source license. One of the new technologies for concurrency added to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Grand Central is Apple's attempt to help developers deal with the rise of multi-core.
Discussion: libdispatch Posts, AppleInsider, Macsimum News, MacRumors, The Register and Slashdot
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Apple Open Sources Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple's Grand Central Dispatch goes open source
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple open sources Snow Leopard's multicore code helper
John Cox / PC World:
802.11n Wi-Fi Standard Gets IEEE's Green Light — Despite lack of an official announcement, task group chairman has sent out a notification to a listserv for task group members. — Recommends — The IEEE has finally approved the 802.11n high-throughput wireless LAN standard.
Discussion: CNET News, Business Wire, Signal2Noise, Wi-Fi Networking News, Gadgetwise, Electronista and Slashdot
Dong Ngo / CNET News: 802.11n Wi-Fi standard finally approved
Jepstein / Signal2Noise: 802.11n APPROVED! Official Notification!
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: IEEE Ratifies 802.11n
Yardena Arar / Gadgetwise: Wi-Fi Gets a New Standard
Soulskill / Slashdot: IEEE Approves 802.11n Wi-Fi Standard
Dan Moren / Macworld:
MobileMe adds iPhone, Snow Leopard features — PEOPLE WHO READ THIS ALSO READ: — In the past week, Apple's brought the new shiny to iTunes 9, Snow Leopard, and its iPod line. But the update train doesn't stop there. On the sly, the company also beefed up some of the features for its MobileMe online service.
Discussion: Apple, Ars Technica, The iPhone Blog, MacRumors and PC World
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Recent updates help enable new MobileMe features
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Skype Deal Drama Gets Joost-ier … There are growing signs of tension between some of the players behind the $2 billion deal to sell eBay's Skype to a group of investors. — On Friday, Joost, the U.K. Internet video company, said that by shareholder vote it had removed Michelangelo Volpi …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Mike Volpi Out As Joost Chairman
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Preview: Foursquare's New iPhone App Ups The Social Ante — While Foursquare's apps on other platforms (Android, BlackBerry, and WinMo) have been garnering most of the buzz recently, the company remains firmly committed to the only app it developed entirely in-house: It's iPhone app.
Rory Maher / Silicon Alley Insider:
China's Alibaba To Invade U.S. — Chinese firm Alibaba will launch a US B2B e-commerce platform in the US by the end of the year, CEO Jack Ma said at a business conference yesterday. — That means new competition for Amazon (AMZN), eBay (EBAY), and Walmart (WMT), which make a significant amount of money from third-party sales.
Edwin Chan / Reuters:
Twitter expands rules to allow advertising — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twitter, the fast-growing microblogging site now seeking ways to make money, expanded its terms for users on Thursday to allow advertisers to reach the Internet site's more than 45 million monthly visitors.
Discussion: DailyTech, DailyFinance, Bloomberg, Gawker, Download Squad and Twitter Blog
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Twitter Changes Terms of Service to Allow Ads
Tom Johansmeyer / DailyFinance: Twitter opens the door to advertising
Andrew Belonsky / Gawker: Will Twitter Jump the Revenue Gun?
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior:
Wall Street Journal Achieves Ad Placement Fail — In the September 10th edition of the Wall Street Journal, an ad promoting Halloween decor by Grandinroad.com showed two skeletons inserted next to an article entitled “Steve Jobs Returns To Center Stage At Apple”, featuring a shot of the gaunt Jobs …
Discussion: NBC Bay Area, Gawker and Inc.com
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Wall Street Journal Makes Steve Jobs Say Boo
Gordon Brown / Number10.gov.uk:
Treatment of Alan Turing was “appalling” - PM — The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the “appalling” way he was treated for being gay. — Alan Turing, a mathematician most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes …
Discussion: Digits, Guardian, Gawker, open, John Graham-Cumming, p2pnet, Boing Boing, techPresident, GMSV, BBC and The Register
Jack Schofield / Guardian: No 10 apologises for “appalling” treatment of Alan Turing
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Sorry About the Gay Witchhunt, Alan Turing
Glyn Moody / open: Why Gordon Brown is Not Turing Complete
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident: E-Democracy Win: Britain Apologizes to Alan Turing
John Leyden / The Register: Brown apologises for ‘appalling’ treatment of Turing
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
Spotify reverts to inviteonly signup — Overwhelming demand for Spotify's mobile service has forced the music-streaming company to introduce a temporary waiting list. — Spotify has reinstated its “invite-only” system in order to cope with a surge in the number of people signing up to use the service …
Mike Markson / Brainstorm Tech:
Eight hard truths about online media — Think you can create the next Twitter or Facebook? Good luck with that. — Markson: Building an online business has many offline challenges. Photo: Blekko — By Mike Markson, co-founder, Blekko — Many a consumer looks at an “overnight sensation” …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
New Microsoft-backed open source foundation faces questions — Microsoft has launched a nonprofit organization with the aim of encouraging commercial software vendors to participate in open source software development. Microsoft has provided the organization, which is called the CodePlex Foundation …
Discussion: CNET News, 451 CAOS Theory, Linux-Watch.com, ZDNet Government, Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen, ZDNET.com.au, Port 25 and digg.com
Chris Duckett / CNET News: Microsoft sets up open-source foundation
Jay Lyman / 451 CAOS Theory: Software patent game plays out
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: MSFT presents CodePlex - open source foundation with a commercial twist
Scott Hanselman / Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen: Microsoft creates the CodePlex foundation
Chris Duckett / ZDNET.com.au: Blog: Microsoft creates open source foundation
Billhilf / Port 25: Sam Ramji is leaving Microsoft
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon and the chopping block — Amazon.com is known for developing Kindles, not kitchen implements. That's why I was a bit surprised to find that Amazon recently patented the design for a chopping block. That's right — a chopping block. Amazon is known for selling cooking gadgets, not inventing them.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Five Ways YouTube Could Land You in Jail — Cyrus Yazdani, the Los Angeles tagger made famous through a YouTube video, has cashed in his viral stardom — for a four-year prison sentence. He's hardly the first delinquent done in by a Web video. — People have viewed more than 500,000 …
Discussion: The Big Money, Los Angeles Times, Mashable!, The Lede and Associated Press
Chris Thompson / The Big Money: What Not to Do with YouTube
Andrew Blankstein / Los Angeles Times: Daredevil tagger gets nearly 4 years in prison
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: YouTube Fame Lands Graffiti Artist in Jail [Video]
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Prison for Graffiti Artist and YouTube Star
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
AIM Brings Your Lifestream To The iPhone — A few months ago AOL found a way to fuse AIM, its popular instant messenger client, with the broader messaging systems like Facebook and Twitter that have begun increasingly important on the web. AIM now includes a new tab dedicated to the lifestream …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Lifestream Blog
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: AOL's New Twitter iPhone App Is Called “AIM”