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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, Mashable!, Mobilewhack.com and Gizmodo, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Apple's new hire might be its tablet salesman
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple rehires former Newton developer as Marketing VP
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Rehires Newton Developer Michael Tchao
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Apple Brings Back Tablet Guru
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Apple Hires Back Old Newton Tablet Developer
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.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, The Register, Silicon Alley Insider, Brainstorm Tech, PC World, iPhone Savior, The Forrester Blog …, InformationWeek, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, Maximum PC, Epicenter, NBC Bay Area, TheAppleBlog, I4U News, Techgeist, mocoNews, MacRumors, The iPhone Blog, Tech Trader Daily, CNET News, TechSpot, geeksmack.net, TechFlash, The Toybox, Fast Company, GMSV, 9 to 5 Mac, ReadWriteWeb, Neowin.net, TUAW, Pulse2, Seeking Alpha, IntoMobile, The Apple Core, Between the Lines, TechCrunch and digg.com
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Why Isn't Microsoft Touting Number of Windows Mobile Apps?
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
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: 85,500 iPhone apps, 2 billion downloads
David Coursey / PC World: After 2 Billion Downloads, Can The iPhone Be Stopped?
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior: Apple Celebrates Two Billion Apps Downloaded!
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Apple App Store Passes 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
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple App Store: 2 Billion Downloads
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Apple Moving Over 8 Million Apps Daily
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Apple's App Store Hits Two Billion Downloads
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Surpasses 2 Billion App Store Downloads
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple's iPhone App Store Passes 2 Billion Downloads
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Apple App Store hits 2 billion downloads, 85,000 apps
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
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: App store tops 2 billion downloads, 85,000 apps
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: 2 Billion Downloads Later, Apple's App Store is Still Going Strong
Andrew Fairbairn / Neowin.net: Apple's App Store passes 2 billion downloads
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple App Store Hits 2 Billion Downloads
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple: 2 billion applications downloaded, 85,000 apps total …
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: App Store surpasses 2B apps downloaded
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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple's Apps Flying Off the Virtual Shelves: 6.6 Million Downloads Per Day
Apple's Apps Flying Off the Virtual Shelves: 6.6 Million Downloads Per Day
Sinead Carew / Reuters: Apple passes 2 billion app downloads
Om Malik / GigaOM: 2 Billion iPhone Apps Downloaded, Apple Says
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Apple's AppStore downloads surpass two billion
Brad Stone / Bits: Apple App Store Crosses Another Threshold
Chad Berndtson / ChannelWeb: 5 Ways Apple Can Harm Its App Store Success
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Playing with Numbers: Apple Hails 2 Billion Downloads
Don Reisinger / eWeek: 10 Ways Consumers, Companies Can Prepare for iPhone Ubiquity
Patricia Resende / NEWSFACTOR: Apple's App Store Reaches Two Billion Downloads
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple hits 2 billion App Store downloads - but what are they worth?
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: Over 2 billion served: App Store passes another milestone
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: How Many Of Those 2 Billion Apps Are Still Used?
Peter Burrows / BusinessWeek: App Store Passes Two Billion Downloads
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Apple App Store downloads pass the two billion mark
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: 2 Billion Apps Downloaded From the Apple App Store
Brian Heater / AppScout: iPhone App Store Hits Two Billion Downloads
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: CNET News, TechCrunch, Mashable! and Seeking Alpha
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News: Google Docs rolls out student-oriented features
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Docs Become More Student-Friendly
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: Google Watch, The Official Google Blog, ResourceShelf, Mashable!, The Next Web and Techgeist, Thanks:atul
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Google Search Results Now Show Hot Trends
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Is Google Redirecting To Its Own Content Too Much?
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.
David Worthington / Technologizer: Secret Service Investigates Facebook App
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook: The Obama Assassination Poll …
Rachel Slajda / TPM LiveWire: Facebook Poll: ‘Should Obama Be Killed?’
Chris Matyszczyk / Technically Incorrect: Facebook removes “Should Obama be killed?” poll
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Secret Service probes Obama assassination poll on Facebook
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: Facebook poll asks “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?” …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft confirms free security software ships Tuesday — Slates 4.7MB Security Essentials for download in the morning, Pacific time — Computerworld - Microsoft today confirmed that it will launch its free security software suite, which has been in development for almost a year, Tuesday morning.
Discussion: PC World, Microsoft, LiveSide, eWeek, Windows 7 News, The Microsoft Blog, All about Microsoft and Microsoft News Tracker
Nick Mediati / PC World: Microsoft Security Essentials Launches Tuesday
Brian Prince / eWeek: Microsoft Security Essentials Available Sept. 29
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Report: Final version of free Microsoft Security Essentials to ship September 29
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: geeksmack.net, VentureBeat and eWeek
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Lenovo, Microsoft Team Up for Windows 7 Certification
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, Mashable!, MediaPost, ResourceShelf and Search Engine Land, 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
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Google's YouTube Finds Money In Analytics
Hyung Lee / The Daily Princetonian:
Kindles yet to woo University users — When the University announced its Kindle e-reader pilot program last May, administrators seemed cautiously optimistic that the e-readers would both be sustainable and serve as a valuable academic tool. But less than two weeks after 50 students received …
Discussion: Digits, CrunchGear, Engadget, The Toybox, TechFlash and Gizmodo
Ryan Knutson / Digits: Amazon's Kindle DX: Not Yet a Hit on Campus
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Students aren't really feeling the Kindle love
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Kindle DX called “poor excuse of an academic tool” in Princeton pilot program
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon's Kindle not an instant hit on Princeton campus
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: atebits.cachefly.net, Download Squad, Mashable!, Daring Fireball and Gizmodo, Thanks:mrinaldesai
atebits.cachefly.net: Bigbird Redux — You might be wondering where I've been for the past four months.
John Burke / Download Squad: Tweetie 2.0 coming soon for iPhone and Mac
Christina Warren / Mashable!: PREVIEW: Tweetie 2.0 for iPhone [Pics]
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Loren Brichter on Tweetie 2.0 for iPhone
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?
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: PC World, Between the Lines, Computerworld and Lockergnome Blog Network
Nick Spence / Computerworld: EU may force Apple to turn the music down
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
Chris / cdixon.org:
The new economy — According to the Business Insider, Facebook is “'Beating The S— Out Of Its Numbers' Thanks To Zynga's Virtual Goods.” I wanted to try to understand this new, emerging economy. — It all starts when a user sees an ad on Facebook: — After clicking and installing the app …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and All Facebook
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook: “Beating The S— Out Of Its Numbers” Thanks To Zynga's Virtual Goods
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, ProPublica, Los Angeles Times 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
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.
Discussion: Maximum PC and CloudAve
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Last Week's Google Slow Down Caused by High Traffic
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Dear Google: Act Like A Cloud
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: Reuters, The Mac Observer and MacNN
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: Reuters, internetnews.com, CNET News, The Seattle Times, TechCrunch, alarm:clock, Mashable!, Maximum PC, Hardware 2.0 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
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
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Windows 7 OEM pricing emerges ... some serious discounts available
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Newegg files for $175 million IPO
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Google, bank resolve issue over misfired e-mail — A bank that accidentally sent sensitive customer information to a Gmail address and persuaded a judge to order Google to deactivate the account has resolved the issue with Google and the companies have filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Discussion: Technologizer, Computerworld, MediaPost, Telegraph and Softpedia News
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Rocky Mountain Bank Acts Rationally
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: Court Asked To Restore User's Gmail Account
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
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Yahoo! rolls out first video ad in new marketing campaign... about You
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’
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Yahoo! Unveils First Y!ou Ad
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge: What Do You Think of Yahoo's New TV Ad?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Yahoo Ad Onslaught Begins
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Yahoo Kicks Off “Y!ou” Campaign With Random TV Ad
Andrew Heining / Christian Science Monitor:
Zipcar parks its iPhone app - finally — From the “iPhone MMS? Meh.” department. — Does it seem like iPhone users have been saying “finally” a lot lately? — Apple on Monday approved an iPhone application from car-sharing company Zipcar that allows users to find nearby cars …
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog, TheAppleBlog and TUAW
Marianne Schultz / MacRumors iPhone Blog: Zipcar Drives into App Store
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Zipcar App Finally Hits the iPhone
Michael Rose / TUAW: First Look: Zipcar app for iPhone hits the road
Etan Horowitz / Etan on Tech:
St. Cloud shutting down the nation's first citywide free Wi-Fi network — In 2006, St. Cloud started offering free wireless Internet service to its residents, declaring itself the first in the nation to do so. But faced with a $1.3 million budget shortfall, city leaders have decided to shut down the network.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: First Free Citywide U.S. Network Shuts 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, contentious.com and AppScout
Amy Gahran / contentious.com: AP's iPhone App: White Elephant
Brian Heater / AppScout: iPhone Gets AP Stylebook
Apple revises educational licensing agreements — Apple has made major alterations to its educational licensing program, ones which could potentially raise the cost of Macs for schools. The company is said to be abandoning a previous volume licensing scheme, which allowed institutions …
Discussion: AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and Macsimum News
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple unveils new EDU licensing program, puts iWork and iLife …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Introduces New Educational Software Licensing Program for Institutions
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple changes education licensing program
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Project Playlist Pushes The Line Between Music Search And Music Hosting — If there is a poster child for the battered Web music startup, Project Playlist is it. The company had to fight lawsuits from the record labels, is still trying to iron out licensing deals with those labels …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung's SCH-W880 12 megapixel phonecamera with 3x optical zoom — In a welcome reversal of trends, Samsung just stuffed a 3G cellphone into a 12 megapixel camera making this M8920 / SCH-W880 more of a camera than most 12 megapixel cameraphones can claim. While this presumed follow …
Discussion: Samsung Hub, 1001 Noisy Cameras, Gizmodo, SlashGear, I4U News, Phone Arena and Fast Company
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Samsung SCH-W880: The Digital Camera that Can Call
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Samsung 12MP W880 camera phone leaked
Robert Evans / I4U News: Samsung's SCH-W880: A True Camera-Phone
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: tinyComb, CloudAve, Silicon Alley Insider, Mashable! and FierceVoIP
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Twitter Inventor Invests in Foursquare
Pete Wylie / FierceVoIP: Twitter nets $100M, valuation soaring
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