The Official Google Blog:
Help and learn from others as you browse the web: Google Sidewiki — As you browse the web, it's easy to forget how many people visit the same pages and look for the same information. Whether you're researching advice on heart disease prevention or looking for museums to visit in New York City …
Cade Metz / The Register: Google fits web with meta comments engine
Roman Shuvaev / Google Code Blog: Announcing the Google Sidewiki API
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Toolbar Adds Sidewiki
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Enables Web Annotation With Sidewiki
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: New: Google Sidewiki — Google Sidewiki is an app you can install …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Sidewiki — Last year, Google launched a feature called …
Juan Carlos Perez / CIO.com: Google's Sidewiki Lets People Post Comments About Web Pages
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Wikis The Whole Web
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Sidewiki Enables Comments for Every Web Site
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).
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb: Google Releases Sidewiki API - a Programmable Commenting System for the Web
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Finally, A Web Annotation Product That Makes Sense: WebNotes PR
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Google Sidewiki — A First Look
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Google Wants Your Comments
Andrew Mager / The Web Life: Google's Sidewiki decentralizes the conversation
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google Sidewiki - a comment engine for the whole web
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: New Google tool adds a comment section to every Web site
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: SideWiki and Google's Community Dilemma
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Annotate the Web: Google Launches Sidewiki
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Google Sidewiki: Danger — Google just introduced Sidewiki, which enables anyone to comment on a page using Google's toolbar. — I see danger. — Google is trying to take interactivity away from the source and centralize it. This isn't like Disqus, which enables me to add comment functionality on my blog.
Discussion: louisgray.com, NPR Blogs, Shooting at Bubbles and The SiliconANGLE, Thanks:atul
Eyder Peralta / NPR Blogs: Google's Sidewiki Adds One More Back-Channel To The Web
Steven Hodson / Shooting at Bubbles: CobWEBs Daily Edition podcast - Sidewiki: it may not be bad but it's not good either
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: I Don't Agree Completely with Inquisitr (and Jeff Jarvis) on Sidewiki
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Sidewiki Allows Anyone To Comment About Any Site
Google Sidewiki Allows Anyone To Comment About Any Site
Discussion: WebProNews, eWeek, Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog, Techgeist, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, TechCrunch and MediaPost
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Microsoft Bing Engineer Echoes Google on The Future of Search
Virginia Nussey / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog: Hyperlocal Heats Up - SEM Synergy Extras
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 / TechCrunch: Google Steps Where Many Have Stumbled: Sidewiki
Pretty Boy / Gizmodo:
The Pink Phone Pictures Microsoft Doesn't Want You To See Yet — Project Pink is Microsoft's secret new phone, their first major phone play since the iPhone. Here are the first pictures of Pink phones, Turtle and Pure. — These phones are going to be made by Sharp, who'll get to share branding with Microsoft.
Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft's ‘Pink’ emerges from Danger's shadow
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Photos of Microsoft Pink Phone leaked
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior: Chubby Microsoft Pink Phones Revealed In Photos
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Seeing Pink? More Like Seeing Red. Microsoft's Pink Phones Pose For Photos
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft rumored Pink phone revealed
Malatesta / WMExperts: OMG, the Pink Phones Exist, Kinda
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: The Party Line — Phone Buzz of the Day
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Leaked Microsoft Phone is Ugly in Pink
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: Microsoft “Pink” phones revealed... to be unbelievably generic-looking
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget Mobile: Microsoft's Pink phones revealed?
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft Pink phones unveiled...meh
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Needs An App Store, Oneforty Provides One — With the explosion of Twitter mobile apps, web-based clients, and desktop applications, it was only a matter of time before someone launched an actual Twitter-focused app store. Oneforty has built a marketplace to for basically all things Twitter …
Discussion: Social Business, L.A. Times Tech Blog, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable! and Computerworld, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jennifer Leggio / Social Business: oneforty launches online storefront for booming Twitter app market
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog: OneForty: A directory of Twitter apps
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Finally, an app store for Twitter from Oneforty
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Twitter Gets an Unofficial App Store [INVITES]
Robert L. Mitchell / Computerworld: Twit nits: 12 top Twitter annoyances
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Nokia To Acquire UK Startup Dopplr — Nokia has been on an acquisition tear lately, albeit mostly small deals (Plum, Cellity and Bit-Side all this year). A source close to the deal says that they've just made one more acquisition: boutique travel social network Dopplr, headquartered in London.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, CNET News, GigaOM, metarand, VentureBeat, Internet2Go, Techcraver.com and The Next Web
Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb: Nokia Buys Dopplr: The Ovi-Based Foursquare?
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News: Report: Nokia gobbles up Dopplr
Om Malik / GigaOM: Dopplr Commits Hara-kiri, Sells to Nokia
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: Nokia to buy travel social network Dopplr
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Another Acquisition: Is Nokia Drifting?
Jason Harris / Techcraver.com: Nokia Acquires Social Travel Site Dopplr
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Last Has Fallen. The Embargo Is Dead. — Late last year I announced a new policy at TechCrunch - we don't do embargoes. Well, it was a little more complicated than that, and designed to stir up chaos in the PR ranks. We said we'd break every embargo, and we also said we'd honor embargoes …
Discussion: Scobleizer, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: PR people: 10 ways to screw up @techcrunch's embargo policy
Google CEO sees one small acquisition a month — PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Google Inc Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said acquisitions are “turned on again” at the Internet company and expects to do one small deal a month instead of hiring new staff. — Schmidt also reiterated his view …
Discussion: WebProNews, TechCrunch, MediaMemo, NBC Bay Area, PE Hub Blog, TechFlash and paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Schmidt Forecasts Monthly Acquisitions
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: As Google Looks To Get On The Acquisition Track Again, Here's …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google, Yahoo Going Shopping Again
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Google Wants to Spend Money Again
Lawrence Aragon / PE Hub Blog: Will Google Break Three-Year Dry Spell?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Is Ready To Start Buying Companies Again
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
AT&T Nervous About Smooth iPhone MMS Launch - Source says that 10AM Eastern on Friday is the magic hour... Insiders involved with AT&T's belated launch of iPhone MMS support tell us that everybody's highly anxious about the launch, as the carrier rushes to beef up infrastructure in order …
Discussion: Macworld, AppleInsider, Ars Technica, MacRumors and iLounge
Scott McNulty / Macworld: AT&T plans for iPhone MMS to arrive Friday
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Friday's iPhone MMS rollout will require IPCC update
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: AT&T Nervous About Upcoming iPhone MMS Launch?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: AT&T ‘very’ nervous ahead of iPhone MMS launch
Gina Trapani / Smarterware:
Details on Twitter's Imminent Geolocation Launch — Twitter's new geolocation support was supposed to launch for developers at today's Twitter Conference in LA (which I'm attending), but it wasn't quite ready yet. Still, Twitter's platform lead Ryan Sarver announced several details about how it will work …
Discussion: Scobleizer, Mashable! and ProgrammableWeb, Thanks:atul
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Antifeatures: big mistake that location app developers make
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Twitter's Location Features Will Be Completely Opt-In
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb: Trendsmap Shows What's Happening Where on Twitter
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows 8: More early clues start to emerge — As soon as Microsoft releases the final bits of a new Windows release to manufacturing — and often before — many users' thoughts turn to what's next. — Windows 7 and its server complement, Windows Server 2008 R2, were released to manufacturing in late July.
Discussion: Microsoft, Maximum PC and CloudAve, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: It's Never Too Early for Windows 8 Rumors
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: Oh, No - Yet Another Windows Release?
Mike Fleming / BFDealmemo:
Fincher Makes Facebook Connections — Columbia Pictures and director David Fincher have set its core cast for “The Social Network,” the Aaron Sorkin-scripted drama about the formation of Facebook. — Jesse Eisenberg will play founder Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake will play Sean Parker …
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Facebook Movie Cast Announced
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Timberlake signs on to co-star in Facebook movie, “The Social Network”
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Will You Become a Fan of Facebook, the Movie?
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Facebook Movie Moves Forward with Sorkin, Timberlake
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Eisenberg, Timberlake cast in Facebook movie
Christina Warren / Mashable!: CONFIRMED: Justin Timberlake Cast in Movie About Facebook
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Meet The Facebook Movie Stars
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Microsoft To Open Cafe In Paris To Build Windows 7 Buzz (Pics) — Microsoft is close to opening retail stores in several major cities across the planet, but in Paris they're doing something special in anticipation of the real shops and the imminent launch of the Windows 7 operating system.
Discussion: The Seattle Times, Silicon Alley Insider, geeksmack.net, Mobile Roar, CNET News and Neowin.net
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Microsoft opening cafe in Paris
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Building ‘Windows Cafe’ In Paris
Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft to open Windows cafe in Paris
Windows 7 Party — Good news! Microsoft recently released some very helpful tips for hosting your own Windows 7 party! — Can I just stop here, and can we be honest with each other? Does this kind of acting resonate with anybody? (As Steve noted, it's totally Shovin' Buddies! )
Discussion: Gawker, Mashable!, TechFlash, 9 to 5 Mac, Fast Company, kevinbriody.net, Daring Fireball, blogs.telegraph.co.uk, InformationWeek, Gizmodo and Marco.org
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Host Your Own Awful Party For Windows 7
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: HOW TO: Party Like Microsoft [Awkward Video]
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Windows 7 Party Video Remix
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Windows 7 Party bleep-out
Chris Dannen / Fast Company: Microsoft Expects a Party From You
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Cabel Sasser's Windows 7 Party
Ian Douglas / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Microsoft gets the Windows® 7 party started
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek: Windows 7 Launch Party Finalists Selected
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
WARNING: Twitter Worm Spreading via Direct Messages — We have received multiple reports that a new, convincing, and dangerous worm and phishing scam is making the rounds on Twitter. Hacked accounts are sending DMs to users and stealing their login information.
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld: Phishing scam steals Twitter passwords
Brian Prince / eWeek: Twitter Hit by New Phishing Attack
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Twitter phishing scam spreads via direct messages
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Clay Shirky: Let a thousand flowers bloom to replace newspapers; don't build a paywall around a public good — NYU professor and Internet thinker Clay Shirky gave a talk Tuesday at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, our friends just on the other side of Harvard Square.
Discussion: Snarkmarket, Thanks:atul
Palm shares rise on short covering, Nokia talk — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Palm Inc (PALM.O) shares jumped to their highest level in nearly two years on Tuesday, fueled by short covering and renewed speculation that the smartphone maker may be a takeover target.
Discussion: Gadgetell, mocoNews and 9 to 5 Mac
JG Mason / Gadgetell: Palm to go public or get bought by Nokia?
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Is Nokia Interested In Palm? Palm's Stock Soars On Rumors
Andrey / Inside BlackBerry:
BlackBerry Desktop Software: a Closer Look at the Mac OS Version — BlackBerry® Desktop Software is now compatible with the Mac OS platform, and the upcoming release is just around the corner. We'd like to take this opportunity to share some details about the key features included in v1.0.
Discussion: Macsimum News, PhoneDog.com, BlackBerry Cool, CrackBerry.com blogs and The Mac Observer
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: RIM offers a look at its upcoming BlackBerry desktop software for the Mac
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs: RIM Goes In-Depth on BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Confused Justine Bateman Attacks ‘Human Waste’ on Tumblr — The internet continues to baffle and comically anger Justine Bateman. The Family Ties star and manic blogger is calling people “s**thead” and “human waste” for spamming her Twitter homepage, unaware she's seeing a new feature announced over a month ago.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Switched
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Twitter to Introduce Geolocation and Retweet Features
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
DEMO: Emo Labs and Liaise win $1M media prize — Two companies have been selected at the DEMOfall 09 conference to receive $1 million in free advertising. The winner on the consumer side was Emo Labs, which developed a speaker that delivers great sound, despite the limited space in high-definition TVs.
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: mocoNews, IntoMobile, Mashable!, InformationWeek, Ars Technica, Electricpig, Internet2Go, Electronista, SlashGear, Maximum PC, MobileTechWorld and Crave
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Microsoft Expects Partners To Flood The Market With 30 New Phones By Year End
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: An Onslaught of Windows Mobile 6.5 Phones Coming Before Year's End
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Over 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones coming by year end
Joe Minihane / Electricpig: 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 phones by end of 2009
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Attack of Windows Mobile 6.5 Handsets
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Over 30 WinMo 6.5 devices by end of 2009 says Microsoft
Pulkit Chandna / Maximum PC: More Windows Mobile Smartphones Coming Our Way before Year's End
Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows and Mac — For immediate release — Intelligent Technology and Ease of Use Delivers the Power to Do More with Photos — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe®Photoshop®Elements 8 software available …
Discussion: Imaging Insider, MacRumors and TUAW
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Adobe Announces Photoshop Elements 8
Joachim Bean / TUAW: Adobe introduces Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Intel announces quad-core Core i7 Extreme and Core i7 for laptops (update: now with reviews!) — As expected, Intel just announced its Clarksfield laptop chips, bringing Core i7 to the laptop form factor. There'll be three chips, two regular quad-cores and a Core i7 Extreme that can run …
Discussion: Intel, Legit Reviews Hardware News, LAPTOP Mag, CNET News, Crave, geeksmack.net, Direct2Dell, DisplayBlog, SlashGear and dailywireless.org
Rupert Goodwins / CNET News: Intel brings Nehalem to notebooks, makes light of cables
Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog: Meet the first batch of Intel Core i7 laptops
Dell-Anne C / Direct2Dell: March of the Dell Core i7 Laptops
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Intel outs new quad-core Core i7 Extreme CPU
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Intel's i7 Goes Mobile. Fast.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
DEMO: OrganIP hopes to make phone numbers a thing of the past — A new service called OrganIP makess it possible to speak anyone's name and call them using voice over IP technology. A company called Digitrad developed the service by combining its Yes.tel unified identity technology …
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
Before Choosing an E-Book, Pondering the Format — Steve Jordan, a self-published science fiction novelist, has to make lots of decisions. Although most of them involve plot points, narrative arcs and character development, Mr. Jordan has the added burden of deciding how to deliver the stories he creates to his online audience.
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Sharing in a crisis — Co-working, where small companies office share space and expertise, is a growing trend in Silicon Valley now that even Google is laying off workers, writes Bobbie Johnson — When walking through Sandbox Suites, a small office just south of San Francisco's City Hall …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Timed Its Underwater Options Bailout Perfectly — Google's move to reprice underwater employee stock options earlier this year couldn't have come at a better time. — After remarking yesterday that Google shares traded above $500 for the first time in more than a year …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A Wi-Fi Alternative When the Network Gets Clogged — Talk about falling short of expectations. — In the last year, millions of people have snapped up new smartphones, filled them with apps and promptly found out that they couldn't actually use them. — The problem?
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
DEMO: Pho.to's a basic version of Photoshop on the web — Adobe Photoshop has been a must-have editing tool for almost two decades. But with photos moving to the cloud on sites like Facebook and Flickr, VicMan Software says there's a room for a web-based competitor.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Dotgo: The Web via Text Messaging — Lots of Web sites use SMS short codes to let users retrieve quick hits of information-movie listings, weather, and the like-via text messages on their mobile phones. Which is cool, except for the fact that the codes (short though they may be) are tough to remember.
Discussion: VentureBeat and CNET News
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: DEMO: Dotgo browses the web through text messaging
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Dot Go could be ‘the Internet for text messaging’
Chris / cdixon.org:
WSJ's factually challenged argument against net neutrality — Holman W. Jenkins Jr. has an op ed in the Wall Street Journal today arguing against net neutrality. He positions himself as someone defending innovation and particularly startups against incumbents like Google. For example, he says:
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Open IT Strategies, Thanks:atul