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: ProgrammableWeb, GigaOM, PC World, TechCrunch, The Web Life, Ars Technica, Google Watch, NBC Bay Area, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, BetaNews, John Battelle's Searchblog, Bits and CNET News
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb: Google Releases Sidewiki API - a Programmable Commenting System for the Web
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Google Sidewiki — A First Look
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Finally, A Web Annotation Product That Makes Sense: WebNotes PR
Andrew Mager / The Web Life: Google's Sidewiki decentralizes the conversation
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Google Wants Your Comments
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Annotate the Web: Google Launches Sidewiki
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
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google Unveils Tool to Annotate Web Sites
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google Toolbar adds comments with Sidewiki
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 …
Juan Carlos Perez / Macworld: Google's Sidewiki lets people post comments about Web pages
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Sidewiki Enables Comments for Every Web Site
Roman Shuvaev / Google Code Blog: Announcing the Google Sidewiki API
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Enables Web Annotation With Sidewiki
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Toolbar Adds Sidewiki
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Wikis The Whole Web
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 …
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Google releases Google Sidewiki
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: eWeek, MediaPost, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Techgeist and TechCrunch
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Microsoft Bing Engineer Echoes Google on The Future of Search
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: The Notes Are In On SideWiki — Another day, another effort by Google to reshape the Web.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Why I'm Not Sweating Reputation Bullets Over Google Sidewiki
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Google SideWiki Divorces Commenting From Publishers
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Google Steps Where Many Have Stumbled: 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.
Eyder Peralta / NPR Blogs: Google's Sidewiki Adds One More Back-Channel To The Web
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: CNET News, Internet2Go, GigaOM, VentureBeat, The Next Web and Techcraver.com
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News: Report: Nokia gobbles up Dopplr
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Another Acquisition: Is Nokia Drifting?
Om Malik / GigaOM: Dopplr Commits Hara-kiri, Sells to Nokia
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: Nokia to buy travel social network Dopplr
Jason Harris / Techcraver.com: Nokia Acquires Social Travel Site Dopplr
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 …
Discussion: AppScout, NME, bub.blicio.us, CNET News, NBC Bay Area and Mashable!
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Facebook Movie Moves Forward with Sorkin, Timberlake
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Will You Become a Fan of Facebook, the Movie?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Eisenberg, Timberlake cast in Facebook movie
Christina Warren / Mashable!: CONFIRMED: Justin Timberlake Cast in Movie About Facebook
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, Ars Technica, SlashGear, WMPoweruser.com, Electronista, InformationWeek, Mashable!, IntoMobile, MobileCrunch, Electricpig, Internet2Go and MobileTechWorld
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Microsoft Expects Partners To Flood The Market With 30 New Phones By Year End
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Over 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones coming by year end
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Over 30 WinMo 6.5 devices by end of 2009 says Microsoft
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
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Attack of Windows Mobile 6.5 Handsets
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: Reuters, Financial Times, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Technologizer, Kotaku, DailyTech, I4U News, CrunchGear, Electricpig and Joystiq
Franklin Paul / Reuters: Nintendo may cut Wii price by $50-$200: reports
Jared Newman / Technologizer: The Video Game Bundle Wars of 2009
Mike Fahey / Kotaku: Sony Confirms Wii Price Drop?
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Nintendo Wii Price Dropping to $199 this Weekend
Robert Evans / I4U News: Wii Price Cut: $199 Starting Sept 27
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Yes, the Wii will be $199 starting this weekend
Joe Minihane / Electricpig: Nintendo Wii price cut this Friday
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: Macworld, CNET News, Phone Arena, MobileCrunch, mocoNews, AppleInsider, Digital Daily, Electronista and 24/7 Wall St., Thanks:mrinaldesai
Dan Moren / Macworld: South Korea rule change paves way for iPhone
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: South Korea welcomes the iPhone
Jeremy Kessel / MobileCrunch: South Korea issues exemption, gets iPhone in return
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: South Korean Consumers Eager For Advanced Capabilities As Government Accepts iPhone
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: iPhone Headed to South Korea in November
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: PC World, Engadget, Macworld, Technologizer, Digits, ReadWriteWeb, The Forrester Blog …, Mobile Roar, TeleRead, Computerworld, CrunchGear, CNET News, TechFlash, Between the Lines, paidContent, Media Decoder, dailywireless.org, GigaOM, Gadgetell, FierceWireless, SlashGear, Gizmodo, TechCrunch and The Register
Robert S. Anthony / PC World: IREX DR800SG: The Flip Side of Digital Reading
Brennon Slattery / Macworld: Best Buy, Verizon promote iRex e-reader
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Best Buy, Verizon Team on New E-Book Reader
Marisa Taylor / Digits: Yet Another E-Reader — With a Stylus This Time
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: iRex Launches New Wireless eReader - Coming to a Best Buy Near You
Sarah Rotman Epps / The Forrester Blog …: iRex + Barnes & Noble: New eReader Device Is Evolution, Not Revolution
David Rothman / TeleRead: iRex's $399 reader to go on sale by next month at hundreds of Best Buy stores
David Carnoy / CNET News: Irex officially unveils new wireless e-book reader
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Kindle competitor Irex adds Verizon, Best Buy as partners
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Verizon, iRex Teaming Up On E-Reader; Will Launch At Best Buy
David Carr / Media Decoder: Getting All Hot and Sweaty About the Future
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: IREX: World E-Book?
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: What Is It About e-Readers? — Best Buy, along with e-reader …
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Verizon joins rivals in ereader market
Bill Ray / The Register: iRex waggles ebook at US
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: TechCrunch, MediaMemo, TechFlash and paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: As Google Looks To Get On The Acquisition Track Again, Here's …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google, Yahoo Going Shopping Again
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Is Ready To Start Buying Companies Again
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: mocoNews, 9 to 5 Mac and Gadgetell
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Is Nokia Interested In Palm? Palm's Stock Soars On Rumors
JG Mason / Gadgetell: Palm to go public or get bought by Nokia?
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: About Skype, TechCrunchIT, Between the Lines, Techgeist and Softpedia News, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT: Skype For SIP Now Interops With Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Skype Moves On The Enterprise
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, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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: mocoNews, Mashable!, CNET News, The Seattle Times, blogs.ft.com, MacRumors iPhone Blog, MobileCrunch, TUAW, AppScout and Mobile Marketing Watch
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews: Updated: Starbucks Testing iPhone App That Can Pay For Coffee
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Starbucks Goes Mobile: Pay For Coffee With Your iPhone
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Future of mobile commerce, in a skinny vanilla latte?
David Gelles / blogs.ft.com: Starbucks app turns iPhone into a wallet
Marianne Schultz / MacRumors iPhone Blog: Starbucks Apps Flow into App Store
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Two Non-Fat, No-Whip Starbucks Apps, Coming Right Up.
Brian Heater / AppScout: Starbucks Launches iPhone App
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 …
Charles Starrett / iLounge: AT&T ‘very’ nervous ahead of iPhone MMS launch
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
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, CNET News, Silicon Alley Insider, Neowin.net and Mobile Roar
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Microsoft opening cafe in Paris
Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft to open Windows cafe in Paris
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Building ‘Windows Cafe’ In Paris
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: Download Squad, Thanks:atul
Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Senate Republicans Scrap Anti-Net Neutrality Push — Senate Republicans have stopped their push to prevent funding for the Federal Communication Commission as a protest of proposed net neutrality rules. — “While we are still generally opposed to net neutrality regulations …
Discussion: BetaNews, ZDNet Government and eWeek
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Senate Republicans suspend opposition to FCC net neutrality regulation
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Republicans back off net neutrality gambit
Roy Mark / eWeek: Republicans Drop Anti-Net Neutrality Effort
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Accounting rule changes in favor of Apple — A change to the rules on how companies must report their earnings was made official Wednesday, a move that is expected to benefit Apple's publicly stated iPhone profits. — The Financial Accounting Standards Board certified the change …
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires, Associated Press, Brainstorm Tech, CNET News, Bloomberg, MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
Michael Rapoport / Dow Jones Newswires: FASB OKs Change Allowing Companies To Speed Up Some Revenues
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Accounting board votes 5-0 for pro-Apple rule change
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Accounting rule change approved by FASB
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
That's one way to get Silverlight on a mobile device: Port it to Moblin Linux — To date, whenever anyone asked Microsoft officials when the company will deliver a version of Silverlight running on mobile phones, the answers range from a flat-out no comment, to a “real soon now/stay tuned.”
Discussion: The Silverlight Blog, jkOnTheRun, Contentinople, BetaNews, Download Squad, InfoWorld, Gizmodo and IntoMobile
The Silverlight Blog: Intel and Microsoft Announce Collaboration to Provide Great Experiences for Atom
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Confirmed — Nvidia Working on Chrome OS Tegra Devices
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: Microsoft's Silverlight Going Mobile
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Intel's Moblin platform takes big steps
Paul Krill / InfoWorld: Microsoft Silverlight to run on Moblin devices
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Intel's Moblin OS Shows Up on Dell Mini 10v
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.
Discussion: Digital Daily, Brainstorm Tech, MacRumors, I4U News and SlashGear
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Imaginary Demand for Mythical Apple Tablet Exceeds All Estimates
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Apple's tablet stoppeth one of five
Robert Evans / I4U News: 1/5 Of Customers Want Apple Tablet
Chris Davies / SlashGear: 21% of people keen to buy Apple's unannounced tablet
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: CNET News, Computerworld, Intel, Legit Reviews Hardware News, LAPTOP Mag, Crave, dailywireless.org, Direct2Dell, DisplayBlog and SlashGear
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
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Intel's i7 Goes Mobile. Fast.
Dell-Anne C / Direct2Dell: March of the Dell Core i7 Laptops
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Intel outs new quad-core Core i7 Extreme CPU
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Intel unveils Light Peak 10Gbps optical interconnect for mobile devices — USB 3.0 might be one of the big stories here at IDF, but Intel just showed off a glimpse of the future: Light Peak, an optical interconnect for mobile devices that can run as fast as 10Gbps.
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO, Intel, The Register, EE Times, TweakTown News, HEXUS.net and Electronista
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Intel unfurls copper-killing optical cables
Rick Merritt / EE Times: Intel debuts optical link for PCs
Sean Kalinich / TweakTown News: Intel shows off Light Peak Optical “all-in-one” Connector
Sylvie Barak / HEXUS.net: Intel announces super-fast optical cable interface
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
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 …
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: TechFlash, Gawker, InformationWeek, Mashable!, blogs.telegraph.co.uk and Gizmodo
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Windows 7 Party Video Remix
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Host Your Own Awful Party For Windows 7
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek: Windows 7 Launch Party Finalists Selected
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: HOW TO: Party Like Microsoft [Awkward Video]
Ian Douglas / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Microsoft gets the Windows® 7 party started
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, Technology Liberation Front and AdAge
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Did Apple Let Spotify Through To Avoid The FTC's Wrath?
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Did Apple Sacrifice ITunes With Latest Apps?
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 …
Grant Gross / CIO.com:
US Lawmakers Question ICANN GTLD Plan — Several U.S. lawmakers urged the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to back off on a plan to offer an unlimited number of new generic top-level domains until concerns about trademark protections and other issues can be addressed.
Discussion: Newsroom and Domain Name News
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 …
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Facebook sued over social networking patent — IDG News Service - Facebook has been sued by a software company in Baltimore that claims the social networking site is violating a two-year-old patent. — WhoGlue filed its lawsuit Monday in Delaware federal court.
Discussion: Baltimore Sun
Gus G. Sentementes / Baltimore Sun: Baltimore tech company sues Facebook over patent