Apple's App Store Downloads Top Two Billion — More Than 85,000 Apps Now Available for iPhone & iPod touch — Apple® today announced that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world.
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Rik Myslewski / The Register: iPhone App Store tops 2,000,000,000 downloads
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Path To 2 Billion iPhone App Downloads
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Why Isn't Microsoft Touting Number of Windows Mobile Apps?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: 85,500 iPhone apps, 2 billion downloads
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Surpasses 2 Billion App Store Downloads
David Coursey / PC World: After 2 Billion Downloads, Can The iPhone Be Stopped?
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Apple App Store Passes 2 Billion Downloads
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: 2 Billion Downloads Later, Apple's App Store is Still Going Strong
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: App store tops 2 billion downloads, 85,000 apps
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior: Apple Celebrates Two Billion Apps Downloaded!
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple's iPhone App Store Passes 2 Billion Downloads
Don Reisinger / Technology News: Apple App Store hits 2 billion downloads, 85,000 apps
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Apple Moving Over 8 Million Apps Daily
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple App Store: 2 Billion Downloads
John C Abell / Epicenter: With 2 Billionth iPhone App Download, Apple Gets Blasé
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: The Apple App Store: Over 2 Billion Served
Charles Jade / TheAppleBlog: App Store: 2 Billion Apps Served
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Apple's App Store Hits Two Billion Downloads
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Apple App Store reaches 2 billion downloads
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Apple's head start: 85,000 apps
John Murrell / GMSV: Apple's App Store — more than 2 billion served
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple: 2 billion applications downloaded, 85,000 apps total …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple App Store Hits 2 Billion Downloads
Andrew Fairbairn / Neowin.net: Apple's App Store passes 2 billion downloads
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Apple's App Store: 2 billion apps downloaded
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Apple Shares App Store Stats: 85k Apps Available, 2 Billion Downloads So Far
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: App Store surpasses 2B apps downloaded
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple's Apps Flying Off the Virtual Shelves: 6.6 Million Downloads Per Day — Another milestone Apple is happy to brag about: The company says it has served up two billion apps for the iPhone and iPod touch from its iTunes store. — How do we put that in context? A couple different ways.
Sinead Carew / Reuters: Apple passes 2 billion app downloads
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: App Store success could change software-buying habits
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Apple's AppStore downloads surpass two billion
Om Malik / GigaOM: 2 Billion iPhone Apps Downloaded, Apple Says
Brad Stone / Bits: Apple App Store Crosses Another Threshold
Don Reisinger / eWeek: 10 Ways Consumers, Companies Can Prepare for iPhone Ubiquity
Patricia Resende / NEWSFACTOR: Apple's App Store Reaches Two Billion Downloads
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: How Many Of Those 2 Billion Apps Are Still Used?
Chad Berndtson / ChannelWeb: 5 Ways Apple Can Harm Its App Store Success
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Playing with Numbers: Apple Hails 2 Billion Downloads
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple hits 2 billion App Store downloads - but what are they worth?
Peter Burrows / BusinessWeek: App Store Passes Two Billion Downloads
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Apple App Store downloads pass the two billion mark
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: Over 2 billion served: App Store passes another milestone
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: 2 Billion Apps Downloaded From the Apple App Store
Brian Heater / AppScout: iPhone App Store Hits Two Billion Downloads
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Lenovo vows ‘unbelievably’ fast Windows 7 boots — Business PCs will boot up to 56% faster — Computerworld - Lenovo Group Ltd. is staking an early claim to potentially key turf in the Windows 7 gold-rush: the PC vendor boasting the fastest boot-up and shutdown times.
Discussion: eWeek, VentureBeat and geeksmack.net
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Lenovo, Microsoft Team Up for Windows 7 Certification
Brad Stone / Bits:
Apple Rehires a Developer of Its Newton Tablet — http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eschipul/ | Michael Tchao — If you were gearing up to launch a tablet computer — and these days, who isn't — who would you hire to market it? One obvious candidate would be Michael Tchao …
The Official Google Blog:
Back to school with Google Docs — As interns on the Google Docs team this past summer, we were excited to be able to work on making Google Docs that much more useful for students like us. We've now added a bunch of back to school features which should help our fellow students make the transition …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and Seeking Alpha
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Docs Become More Student-Friendly
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Online electronics store NewEgg files for $175M IPO — NewEgg, a consumer-facing online retailer that sells computer components and other electronics, including software, digital cameras, cell phones and laptops, has filed to go public, expecting to raise $175 million, reports PE Hub.
Discussion: The Seattle Times, Reuters, CNET News, TechCrunch, alarm:clock, Hardware 2.0, Mashable!, Maximum PC and VatorNews
Sam Diaz / CNET News: Newegg announces IPO, plans for expansion
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Newegg's IPO Filing Reveals The Financials Behind A $2 Billion Electronics Retailer
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Windows 7 OEM pricing emerges ... some serious discounts available
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Online Retailer Newegg to Raise $175 Million in IPO
Pulkit Chandna / Maximum PC: E-tailer NewEgg Plans to Go Public with $175 Million IPO
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Newegg files for $175 million IPO
Franklin Paul / Reuters:
Xerox to buy Affiliated Computer for $6.4 billion — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Xerox Corp said on Monday it will buy Affiliated Computer Services Inc for $6.4 billion in a cash and stock deal that expands the copier company into technology outsourcing and data management.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and Gearlog
Kevin Kingsbury / Wall Street Journal: Xerox to Acquire ACS for $6.4 Billion
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Xerox to Acquire IT Company Affiliated Computer Services
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Xerox buys ACS; Makes its big services bet
Xerox buys ACS; Makes its big services bet
Discussion: Computerworld, CNET News, VentureBeat, Business Wire, internetnews.com, tinyComb, GMSV, Tech Trader Daily, Seeking Alpha and DailyFinance
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld: With ACS, Xerox will gain a firm growing quickly offshore
Larry Dignan / CNET News: Xerox buys ACS for $6.4 billion
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: M&A binge continues as Xerox buys ACS to get into services
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Xerox To Buy Affiliated Computer Services For $6.4B
John Murrell / GMSV: Xerox copies Dell, buys services company
Cru Jones / Seeking Alpha: Xerox Shares Overreacting to ACS Deal
David Schepp / DailyFinance: Stocks in the News: Abbott Labs, J&J, Xerox
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Wave Faces Tougher Test in Rollout to 100K Users — Table of Contents: — Google's Wave collaboration platform will soon face its first true test when the company rolls it out to 100,000 consumer and business users. Perhaps the biggest mystery is what companies will do to build on top of the Wave platform.
Discussion: DailyTech, Maximum PC and FierceVoIP
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Google Wave Headed to 100K Beta Users
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: Google to Subject Wave to 100K Beta Testers
Pete Wylie / FierceVoIP: Google Wave to add 100k beta users
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Ignoring RIAA lawsuits cheaper than going to trial — Jammie Thomas-Rasset and Joel Tenenbaum captured the nation's attention when they were defendants in the RIAA's first two trials against accused online infringers. But here's the mind-warping reality: both defendants …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Is Ignoring RIAA Lawsuit Cheaper Than Going To Trial?
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: RIAA Trials Are Better For Defendants When Defendants Don't Show Up
Jon / p2pnet: Pay the RIAA? Nor not?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Yahoo's $100 Million TV Ad — Don't say they didn't warn you: Last week, Yahoo formally rolled out its new $100 million-plus marketing campaign. Today, the TV ads begin. Here's what you'll be getting if you watch AMC, ESPN, USA, Comedy Central, Bravo or any of the broadcast networks in the U.S. (Live in the U.K. or India?
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Big Yahoo ‘re-branding’ campaign starts
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Yahoo Ad Onslaught Begins
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Yahoo! rolls out first video ad in new marketing campaign... about You
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge: What Do You Think of Yahoo's New TV Ad?
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Yahoo! Unveils First Y!ou Ad
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Here's What $100 Million Buys [Yahoo and Twitter]
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Yahoo's New TV Ad: Count The ‘Yous’
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Yahoo Kicks Off “Y!ou” Campaign With Random TV Ad
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Continues Talent Scoop, Takes Digg's UX Guy — Fresh off their new $100 million funding round, Twitter continues to scoop up talent from around the web to expand operations. The latest catch is Mark Trammell, who had spent the last two years working on user experience for Digg.
Discussion: marktrammell.com and digg.com
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Preview: Tweetie 2 Takes The Best iPhone Twitter App And Ups The Sex Appeal — There is absolutely no shortage of Twitter apps available for the iPhone. But in my mind (and the minds of many others) one stands above all the rest: Tweetie. And while the app has undergone several small tweaks since …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Daring Fireball and atebits, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Ten Awesome New Features Pre-Announced for Tweetie 2.0 for iPhone
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Loren Brichter on Tweetie 2.0 for iPhone
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Secret Service Investigating Facebook Poll Asking Whether Obama Should Be Killed — The Secret Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding an eye-opening Facebook poll that asked whether Obama should be assassinated, a Secret Service spokesman confirms to us.
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook: The Obama Assassination Poll …
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Secret Service probes Obama assassination poll on Facebook
Chris Matyszczyk / Technically Incorrect: Facebook removes “Should Obama be killed?” poll
Rachel Slajda / TPM LiveWire: Facebook Poll: ‘Should Obama Be Killed?’
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Obama Assassination Poll Rocks Facebook
Daniel Tencer / Raw Story: Facebook poll asking ‘Should Obama be killed’ causing stir
GottaLaff / The Political Carnival: Facebook “Should Obama be killed?” pollster responds to TPC post
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Facebook Poll Asks “Should the President Be Killed?” …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Weisel Raises Apple Target to $210; Sees $800 Macbook — Thomas Weisel analyst Doug Reid this morning raised his estimates for sales and profit for Apple (AAPL) for this fiscal year and next, writing that “store checks” indicate demand remains healthy, IT spending is set to tick upward …
Discussion: The Mac Observer and MacNN
David Charter / Times of London:
iPods may have to carry health warnings — Portable music players may have to carry health warnings under proposals from the European Commission. — Apple, which makes the iPod, and other manufacturers will be asked either to display labels advising users of the damaging long-term effects …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Macworld and Lockergnome Blog Network
Nick Spence / Macworld: EU may force Apple to turn the music down
Mallary Jean Tenore / poynter.org:
AP Stylebook iPhone App Launches Today, a Hybrid of Print & Online Versions — In recent months, the AP Stylebook has made headlines for adding Twitter and other techy terms to its list of entries, increasing its print sales and redesigning its Web site. Now, in an attempt to reach …
Discussion: Editor and Publisher and AppScout
Brian Heater / AppScout: iPhone Gets AP Stylebook
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey invested in Foursquare — Twitter just closed a massive funding round that reportedly has given it a billion-dollar valuation. Meanwhile, co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey is making investments of his own: he's one of the undisclosed angel investors …
Discussion: CloudAve, tinyComb, Silicon Alley Insider, Mashable! and FierceVoIP
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Twitter Inventor Invests in Foursquare
Pete Wylie / FierceVoIP: Twitter nets $100M, valuation soaring
Robert L. Mitchell / Computerworld:
Recovery.gov relaunch puts stimulus spending on the map — IT TOPICS:Analytics & Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Emerging Technology, Government & Regulation, Internet — Want to know where federal stimulus dollars are being spent in your state, your county, your town or on your street?
Discussion: OMB Watch, Fedline, Washington Wire, Los Angeles Times, ProPublica and techPresident
Craig Jennings / OMB Watch: Meet the New Recovery.gov — ...(mostly) the same as the old Recovery.gov.
Gregg Carlstrom / Fedline: New Recovery.gov goes live
Christopher Flavelle / ProPublica: To Track Stimulus, A New Version of Recovery.gov
Nancy Scola / techPresident: Revamped Recovery.gov Digs Up Projects in Your Hood
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Take That, Twitter: Google Hot Trends Integrated Into Google Search — Twitter and real time search continues to attract buzz, and Google's reacting by positioning its “Hot Trends” information in a place where more people will see it, within Google's regular search results.
Discussion: The Official Google Blog and The Next Web, Thanks:atul
The Motorola Sholes A855 passes the FCC, next stop Verizon as the Tao? — Published on: Yesterday by PhoneArena Team — According to the FCC site, the Motorola Sholes A855 has passed testing. When going through the available files, we see that the Sholes A855 will not only support EVDO Rev A …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Brief: Motorola Sholes hits the FCC
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Android-powered Motorola Sholes clears the FCC
Robert Evans / I4U News: Motorola Sholes Passes FCC Tests
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Motorola Sholes Passes FCC Test
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Apps Outage Caused by High Load to Google Contacts — The downtime for Gmail and Google Contacts last week was caused by high load to Google Contacts. Google Apps users could not access or experienced disruptions in their Gmail accounts from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT.
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Dear Google: Act Like A Cloud
The FCC's Heavy Hand — IN A SPEECH at the Brookings Institution last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski promised that his agency's plan for regulating Internet service providers (ISPs) will be “fair, transparent, fact-based and data-driven.” — That's nice.
Discussion: NextGenWeb, Post I.T., Technology Liberation Front and The Precursor Blog
Scott Cleland / The Precursor Blog: Wash Post gets net neutrality regs are UNJUSTIFIED …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Can Twitter Rake in the Ads to Justify $1 Billion Valuation? — With the Money Comes Expectation of Revenue; Microblogging Service Seems in No Rush Turn on Spigot — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The question about Twitter used to be, “Is it a business?” Now, the question becomes “How big can it be?”
Discussion: PE Hub Blog and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog: Top VC Recipients of 2009 (so far)
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: How Many Ads Make $1 Billion?
David Sarno / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants' battlefield — Microsoft and Google are vying for a $7.25-million contract to replace an outdated e-mail system. — As Google and Microsoft battle for dominance in technology, a skirmish in Los Angeles City Hall is offering a rare public glimpse …
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog, Seattle Times, Between the Lines and digg.com
Google Sites Surpasses 10 Billion Video Views in August — Average Video Viewer Watched Nearly 10 Hours of Online Video During the Month — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released August 2009 data from the comScore Video Metrix service …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, MediaMemo, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Land and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: No Such Thing As a Summer Slowdown in Online Video
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: This Just In: YouTube Is Ginormous!
Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch: 120.5 million viewers watched nearly 10 billion videos on YouTube in August 2009
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google and YouTube Now Serving 10 Billion Videos Per Month
Aaron / YouTube Biz Blog:
More insight into claimed content on YouTube — We announced last week that we now have over 1,000 partners using our content identification and management tools to control how and where their videos are distributed on YouTube. Every major U.S. network broadcaster, movie studio and music label …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Search Engine Watch, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and Seeking Alpha
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: YouTube Merges Content ID with Insight Analytics
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: More Data for YouTube's Partners: Google Integrates Content ID and YouTube Insights