The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
Courier: First Details of Microsoft's Secret Tablet — It feels like the whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet. But maybe we've all been dreaming about the wrong device. This is Courier, Microsoft's astonishing take on the tablet. — Courier is a real device …
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech, Silicon Alley Insider, I'm Just Being Manan, Fast Company, PC World, BusinessWeek, Media Decoder, jkOnTheRun, TheStreet.com, Gadget Lab, MobileTechWorld, Engadget, Mashable!, DailyTech, TeleRead, Telegraph, ChannelWeb, Gearlog, Electricpig.co.uk, Pocket-lint.com, Newlaunches.com, WMExperts, EveryJoe, SlashGear, Boy Genius Report, Liliputing, Gadgetell, Maximum PC, Pulse2, Softpedia News, WMPoweruser.com, T3.com News, Redmond Pie, All about Microsoft, ithinkdifferent, The Tech Report, ITworld.com, Switched, The iPhone Blog, Boing Boing Gadgets, Technologizer, The Toybox, Digital Daily, TUAW, TechFlash, CrunchGear, DVICE, The Next Web, Kotaku, www.pocketgamer.biz, Edible Apple, MacRumors, Techgeist, Electronista, Neowin.net and 9 to 5 Mac
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Apple's tablet stoppeth one of five
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Has A Book Tablet Video Too
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Microsoft's Courier And Norhtec's Tablet: The Impossible And The Possible?
Ian Paul / PC World: Microsoft Courier Heats up Tablet Sector
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Compare Microsoft Courier To Apple's Knowledge Navigator
David Carr / Media Decoder: Getting All Hot and Sweaty About the Future
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Microsoft Codex — Forerunner of the Courier?
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com: Microsoft Tablet: Handwriting's on the Wall
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Microsoft Unveils Touchscreen Tablet
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Codex and InkSeine — the roots of Microsoft's Courier?
David Rothman / TeleRead: Microsoft (non)tablet details: Twin screens
Michele Masterson / ChannelWeb: Microsoft Tablet A Secret No More: Call It Courier
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: Microsoft Courier tablet: first details
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Behold, Microsoft's Courier project
Robin Parrish / EveryJoe: Microsoft Stuns with Dual-Screen Tablet
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft's Courier tablet concept: you'd leave your wife for it
JG Mason / Gadgetell: Microsoft's Courier has a stylus problem
Andy Salisbury / Maximum PC: Microsoft's Dual-Screen Courier Concept Is Everything We Want In A Tablet
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Microsoft Developing A Tablet Called The Courier
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Microsoft Courier Multitouch Tablet Unveiled
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Courier: Microsoft's new take on the Tablet PC?
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: Microsoft drops a tablet bomb on Apple and it's called Courier Booklet
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Microsoft has a not-so-secret tablet in the works, too
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: The Competition: Microsoft “Courier” Tablet
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Microsoft Does Tablets. Yes, Again
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Microsoft tablet device leaked: ‘Courier’ booklet
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Announcing the Microsoft Newton
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft Tablet dreams reborn?
Addy Dugdale / DVICE: Courier, Microsoft's secret tablet — sorry, booklet — unearthed
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Next Web: Courier: Microsoft's Prototype Multi-Touch Tablet (better than Apple?)
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: J Allard Found, Working On Amazing New Tech
Spanner Spencer / www.pocketgamer.biz: Microsoft planning twin touchscreen ‘booklet’ to take on Apple tablet?
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Gizmodo to reveal Microsoft tablet tomorrow?
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Courier tablet one of many Microsoft prototypes
Courier tablet one of many Microsoft prototypes
Discussion: I4U News, Neowin.net, Gadgetell and Engadget
Robert Evans / I4U News: Microsoft Courier One Prototype, More to Come?
Heather Wood / Gadgetell: Rumor: Microsoft is working on a new tablet PC
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Google's Latest Ambition: A Universal Commenting System For The Web — A new feature on the toolbar—which is installed on millions of computers around the world—lets users comment about the content of any web page they visit; the comments are then visible to other toolbar owners when they visit that site (see screenshot to the left).
Discussion: GigaOM, Bits, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, CNET News, Venture Chronicles and The Next Web
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google Unveils Tool to Annotate Web Sites
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Annotate the Web: Google Launches SideWiki
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Google Steps Where Many Have Stumbled: Sidewiki
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google Toolbar adds comments with Sidewiki
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google Sidewiki - a comment engine for the whole web
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Sidewiki Allows Anyone To Comment About Any Site — Google Sidewiki is a new feature being added today to the Google Toolbar that allows anyone to leave comments about pages as they surf the web. Love something you're reading? Hate it? You can share your views with others who visit …
Discussion: Techgeist, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, ResourceShelf and Seeking Alpha
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Google SideWiki Divorces Commenting From Publishers
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Why I'm Not Sweating Reputation Bullets Over Google Sidewiki
Michael Arrington / Seeking Alpha: Google Brings Back Web Site Annotation with Sidewiki
The Official Google Blog:
Help and learn from others as you browse the web: Google Sidewiki
Help and learn from others as you browse the web: Google Sidewiki
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, AppScout and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: New: Google Sidewiki — Google Sidewiki is an app you can install …
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Wikis The Whole Web
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Best Buy and Verizon Jump Into E-Reader Fray — The budding market for electronic reading devices is about to get two powerful new entrants: Best Buy and Verizon. — On Wednesday, iRex Technologies, a spinoff of Royal Philips Electronics that already makes one of Europe's best-known e-readers …
Discussion: Between the Lines, CNET News, TechCrunch, The Register, GigaOM, Silicon Alley Insider, PC World, paidContent, Contentinople, FierceWireless, SlashGear, CrunchGear, Internet2Go, Engadget, GMSV, Electronista, TeleRead, Gearlog, Gadgetell, DailyFinance, I4U News, MarketingVOX, FierceMobileContent, Pocket-lint.com, DVICE and Gizmodo
David Carnoy / CNET News: Irex officially unveils new wireless e-book reader
Bill Ray / The Register: iRex waggles ebook at US
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: What Is It About e-Readers? — Best Buy, along with e-reader …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Verizon, iRex Teaming Up On E-Reader; Will Launch At Best Buy
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Details of a Microsoft Tablet Emerge
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Verizon joins rivals in ereader market
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Live at the Barnes and Noble Irex DR 800SG launch
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Courier: Microsoft Tablet Prototype Appears
Paul Miller / Engadget: IREX unveils DR 800SG wireless ebook reader
John Murrell / GMSV: Microsoft is doctoring up its own tablet
David Rothman / TeleRead: iRex's $399 reader to go on sale by next month at hundreds of Best Buy stores
Brian Heater / Gearlog: New eBook Reader Getting Push From Best Buy, Verizon
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance: Another competitor for Kindle
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iRex DR800SG Is New eBook Reader From Best Buy
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Verizon Wireless powering iRex ereader service
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: iRex DR800SG ebook reader launching in the US
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Starbucks Unveils Its First iPhone Apps — Starbucks is launching a store-finding and menu-information application for the iPhone, and is testing a second app that will let customers use the phone as their Starbucks card. … The two apps are the coffee chain's first for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog, The Seattle Times, CNET News, MobileCrunch, AppScout, IntoMobile, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web and mocoNews
Marianne Schultz / MacRumors iPhone Blog: Starbucks Apps Flow into App Store
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Future of mobile commerce, in a skinny vanilla latte?
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Two Non-Fat, No-Whip Starbucks Apps, Coming Right Up.
Brian Heater / AppScout: Starbucks Launches iPhone App
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Find your local Starbucks, and buy a cup of coffee that tastes …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Now There's Even an App That Lets You Pay for Coffee at Starbucks
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews: Starbucks Testing iPhone App That Can Pay For Coffee
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
USB-IF Sides With Apple, Spanks Palm in iTunes Synch Spat — The USB Implementers Forum, the industry group that oversees the universal serial bus standard, has finally responded to Palm's claim that Apple is “hampering competition” by repeatedly disabling the Palm Pre's ability to synch with iTunes-and it's not looking good for Palm.
Discussion: CNET News, Technologizer, Macworld, Ars Technica, Silicon Alley Insider, AppleInsider, Daring Fireball, 9 to 5 Mac, BusinessWeek, Macsimum News, Techgeist, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, Engadget Mobile, iLounge, TheAppleBlog, Mobility Site, WebOS Arena, TUAW, MacRumors, PreCentral.net, The iPhone Blog, The Loop, Electronista and MacDailyNews
Lance Whitney / CNET News: USB group says iTunes can block Pre
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: iTune Sync for PalmPre: Once Again, It's Over
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: USB group none too happy with Palm's iTunes hack, either
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Can Block Palm From iTunes, Says Industry Group
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: USB forum sides with Apple in Palm Pre sync dispute
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: USB Standards Group Rules Against Palm
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple wins, Palm in hot water over iTunes Pre sync
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Palm Smacked Down In USB Dispute With Apple
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: USB group: Apple can block iTunes on the Pre
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: USB-IF Comes Down On Palm For iTunes Hack
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Apple, Palm hear privately from USB-IF on iTunes spat, involvement …
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple likely victor in Palm USB dispute
Charles Jade / TheAppleBlog: USB Forum Sides With Apple Over Palm
Zealot / Mobility Site: Palm Faults in USB-IF Showdown
Brian Hart / WebOS Arena: USB-IF weighs in on Palm/Apple iTunes sync feud
Michael Jones / TUAW: USB-IF to Palm: “Oh really? You've got some explaining to do.”
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: USB Forum sides with Apple in dispute with Palm over syncing
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
Industry group: OK for iTunes to block Palm Pre
Industry group: OK for iTunes to block Palm Pre
Discussion: IntoMobile, InformationWeek, FierceMobileContent and mocoNews
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Palm Smacked Down By USB-IF Over iTunes Spat
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews: Pre's iTunes Sync Plans Take Another Hit
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Over 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones to be launched before year-end, says Microsoft executive — More than 30 smartphones running on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 from a total of over 15 handset vendors are to be launched before the end of 2009, according to Benjamin Tan, senior director, GCR Mobile Team Unit at Microsoft China.
Discussion: InformationWeek, SlashGear, WMExperts, WMPoweruser.com, Electronista, MobileCrunch, Mashable!, Electricpig, Engadget Mobile and AppScout
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Over 30 WinMo 6.5 devices by end of 2009 says Microsoft
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Microsoft: Expect 30 WinMo 6.5 phones by 2010
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: An Onslaught of Windows Mobile 6.5 Phones Coming Before Year's End
Joe Minihane / Electricpig: 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 phones by end of 2009
Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile: Microsoft: Over 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones launching before year-end
Brian Heater / AppScout: More Than 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 Phones Launching By 2010
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Did Apple Approve Spotify? — AdAge has a long article trying to puzzle out why Apple potentially “sacrificed iTunes” in approving Spotify's streaming music app. Oddly, while the article touches on a few of the reasons, I don't think it clearly highlights what seems like the most obvious reasons:
Discussion: Techgeist and Technology Liberation Front
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Did Apple Let Spotify Through To Avoid The FTC's Wrath?
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Did Apple Sacrifice ITunes With Latest Apps?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Wii price drop confirmed: $199 starting this weekend — The rumors were true, and Nintendo's knight in shining armor is finally about to see its first-ever price drop. For nearly three years now, the console has sold briskly at $249.99, but beginning on September 27th at Best Buy …
Discussion: Associated Press, I4U News, DailyTech, CrunchGear, SlashGear, VG247, Electricpig, GoNintendo, Gizmodo, Electronista, Pocket-lint.com and Gearlog
Robert Evans / I4U News: Wii Price Cut: $199 Starting Sept 27
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Nintendo Wii Price Dropping to $199 this Weekend
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Yes, the Wii will be $199 starting this weekend
Chris Davies / SlashGear: $199.99 Wii confirmed from September 27th
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Wii price cut on Friday - more evidence
Joe Minihane / Electricpig: Nintendo Wii price cut this Friday
Danny Allen / Gizmodo: Nintendo Wii Price Cut Confirmed? $199 This Sunday
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Nintendo Wii to get price cut in the States
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Best Buy Internal Memo Confirms Wii $199 Price Drop
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can We Please Have Jerry Back? — Last November we all knew Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang would be stepping down after a disastrous tenure as CEO. He spurned Microsoft without realizing the consequences, and he had no ability to describe an alternate path for the company.
Discussion: fierceonlinevideo.com …, Seeking Alpha, 901am and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / Seeking Alpha: Yahoo: Can We Please Have Jerry Back?
Mike Abundo / 901am: The Delusions of Carol Bartz
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: CEO Carol Bartz Kicks Off Yahoo Branding Campaign
Wall Street Journal:
South Korea to Allow iPhone Entry — SEOUL — South Korea's communications regulator decided Wednesday to allow the sale of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, amending a technical ban that had blocked the product, a spokesman said. — The Korea Communications Commission made an exception in a rule …
Discussion: CNET News, Macworld, MacRumors iPhone Blog, AppleInsider, Digital Daily, Silicon Alley Insider, Electronista, DisplayBlog, 24/7 Wall St., Pulse2, Engadget, I4U News and Open IT Strategies, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: South Korea welcomes the iPhone
Dan Moren / Macworld: South Korea rule change paves way for iPhone
Eric Slivka / MacRumors iPhone Blog: Apple Cleared to Sell iPhone in South Korea
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: iPhone Headed to South Korea in November
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: South Korea Regulators Approve The iPhone
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: South Korea clears iPhone for sale
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple iPhone Allowed To Be Sold In Korea
Joel West / Open IT Strategies: iPhone in Korea — The iPhone has been approved for sale in Korea by the local operators.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Skype Plans to Dominate Business Telephony — Skype, a division of eBay, is likely to announce tomorrow that the beta version of its Skype for SIP offering will interoperate with Cisco Systems' Unified Communications 500 system. This follows closely on the heels of similar arrangements struck …
Discussion: Between the Lines, About Skype, TechCrunchIT, Softpedia News, Latest VoIP, Voice 2.0 … and DSLreports, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT: Skype For SIP Now Interops With Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Skype Wants Telcos ‘To Get Out Of The Way’ …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Really Nasty Ad Slips Past Google — Generally you can trust the ads on Google to at least be safe. But that's not the case right now for the top ad being served on the query “Firefox.” — The top ad says it is linking to “Firefox ® OfficiaI Sit” at the URL www.mozilla.com/firefox/.
Discussion: Graham Cluley's blog
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog: Google's fight against malicious adverts
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Windows Live lost $560m in FY09 — Microsoft this morning gave Wall Street analysts new information about some recent behind-the-scenes reshuffling of its business groups. In the process, the company provided details about the financial performance of groups whose results are normally hidden …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Silicon Alley Insider, internetnews.com and LiveSide
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Windows Live: A little more than a dollar in ad revenue per user a year
Preethi Dumpala / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft's Windows Live Lost $560 Million In FY'09
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
One-fifth of buyers interested in Apple's unseen tablet — Despite the fact that no one has seen it, a new survey says that 21 percent of buyers are interested in purchasing an Apple tablet device. That demand, along with strong Mac and iPhone sales, is expected to propel the company's stock.
Chris Davies / SlashGear: 21% of people keen to buy Apple's unannounced tablet
Robert Evans / I4U News: 1/5 Of Customers Want Apple Tablet
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
The Dev That Came in From the Cold: iPhone Camera App Goes Legit — It's been a long road, but Snapture, the pro iPhone camera application, has finally gone legit. We have covered the app since it was born 18 months ago into the then tumultuous sea of jailbroken iPhone apps, way back before the app store existed.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and TheAppleBlog
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Quick App: Snapture Camera Enhancers Goes From Jailbreak to App Store
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Snapture Goes Legit and Gets Cheaper
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Palm overwhelmed with application submissions — Starting up an application store is no easy matter. With Palm's App Catalog set to begin application sales this Thursday, many developers have been submitting their applications for consideration. The flow of new apps into Palm HQ …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, IntoMobile, Engadget, Electronista and Gizmodo
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: Palm Getting Pummeled With App Submissions For the Pre
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell leaks revamped Alienware m15x, Core i7 confirmed — We're expecting an announcement later today but the Alienware m15x has already been leaked in a trio of Dell service documents. Updates include a Core i7 processor, 15.6-inch 1920x1080 LED backlit display, a full 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory …
Discussion: Softpedia News, I4U News, Electricpig.co.uk, VG247, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Alienware m15x Core i7 Notebook Appears Early
Joe Minihane / Electricpig.co.uk: Alienware m15x leaked by Dell
Patrick Garratt / VG247: Alienware “foundation” announcement is a revamped M15x
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo: Alienware's M15x Unleashes The Power of Intel Mobile Core i7
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
A Slippery Slope — Now that Google launched a Chrome plug-in for Internet Explorer, users will see dialogs that suggest to install the plug-in. The first Google service that will show this message is Google Wave. — “To use Google Wave in Internet Explorer you need to install the Google Chrome Frame browser plugin.
Discussion: Softpedia News and Chromium Blog
Ian Fette / Chromium Blog: Introducing Google Chrome Frame
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Rumor: webOS 1.2.1 Delayed, but Will Fix iTunes Sync — Bad news PreCentral Nation: an anonymous tipster sends word that webOS 1.2 (and possibly paid apps in the App Catalog) could be delayed (again) until next week. The delay comes from Sprint's need to test the changes made since …
Discussion: Palm WebOS, all things Palm Pre and EverythingPre
Shawn Brown / Palm WebOS: WebOS 1.2 being delayed again?
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: Rumor: webOS 1.2 Update Delayed
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
iStockphoto Will Soon Start Selling Stock Logos, Too — Getty Images' iStockphoto is moving into new territory. In a statement sent out last night and relayed on the official forum, the company announced that it will soon start facilitating stock logo sales through its online marketplace.
Discussion: CNET News
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Shutterstock buys rival, shifts photo sales strategy
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Skype Founders Pull Out the Stops — The men who launched the Internet-calling service are redoubling their legal efforts after a failed last-minute bid to buy back the eBay unit — Skype's founders aren't letting go of their brainchild without a legal fight. Turns out they mounted a formidable financial battle, too.
Yahoo's Agreement With Microsoft Covers China, Japan — Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) — Yahoo! Inc. said the proposed Internet-search partnership with Microsoft Corp. will cover both Japan and China, where its operations are run by local partners. — Yahoo is discussing requirements for the adoption …
John Oates / The Register:
Demon splurges details of 3,600 customers in billing email — Passwords too — Demon Internet sent thousands of business and government subscribers an email this morning telling them all about a new e-billing system, and tacked on details, including passwords, for 3,600 customers.
Discussion: Softpedia News
John Cook / TechFlash:
Eliminate the ‘sleaze’ factor on your next date with Date Check — Looking for someone to date — but want to eliminate losers, criminals and crackpots? There's a new app for that. — Intelius, the Bellevue provider of background checks, today is introducing a new iPhone application called Date Check …
Discussion: VentureBeat, PhoneDog.com, blogs.ft.com, Computerworld, TechCrunch, The Next Web and Mashable!
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: DEMO: Need a quick background check on your date? Intelius' DateCheck will do it.
Paul Taylor / blogs.ft.com: Tech dating: look up before you hook up
Patrick de Laive / The Next Web: Ladies, you'll love this. …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Deadbeats, Freaks, and Creeps: Your Dating Days Are Numbered
1,085 NEW JOBS: Startup tech company will invest $15M to expand in Ann Arbor area — Update: Systems in Motion announced this afternoon it will move into 8,000 square feet of office space in Valley Ranch Business Park. — A Silicon Valley-based information technology services company plans …
Discussion: Detroit Free Press and Digits
John Gallagher / Detroit Free Press: Firm to make 1,085 Mich. IT jobs
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: California ‘In-Shoring’ Firm to Hire in Michigan