Seth Weintraub / Computerworld:
Apple purchased Placebase in July to replace Google Maps? — On July 7th, Fred Lalonde, the founder of openplaces.org announced in a tweet that Apple had bought the company that produced the Maps API that his company used in their software. — Pushpin is the name of the software API …
Discussion: eWeek, Screenwerk, alarm:clock, Guardian, Electronista, CNET News, Digital Daily, PC World, Computerworld, Gizmodo, Corporate Dealmaker, AppleInsider, Between the Lines, BusinessWeek, The Tech Report, MacRumors, GMSV, IntoMobile, TECH.BLORGE.com, ChannelWeb, Techgeist, Geek News Central, TheAppleBlog, I4U News, The iPhone Blog, Pocket-lint.com, TechSpot, GigaOM, iLounge, Electricpig, VentureBeat, tinyComb, 9 to 5 Mac, Macsimum News, TechCrunch, Neowin.net, Edible Apple, TUAW, Silicon Alley Insider and The Mac Observer
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Placebase Buy Puts Google, Apple in Mobile Apps Arms Race
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Placebase, Google and the iPhone
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Why did Apple buy the mapping company Placebase?
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple buys map service to compete with Google?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple in Extreme Mapover?
David Coursey / PC World: Apple and Google Breaking Up Over iPhone Maps?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Buys Their Very Own Maps Company (See Ya, Google Maps?)
Kenneth Klee / Corporate Dealmaker: Ripple effects of Thursday tech deals
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Apple Quietly Acquired Placebase, A Mapping Startup In July
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Apple may ditch Google Maps, launch own service
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: To compete with Google Latitude, Apple purchased Placebase
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: Gunning For Google? Apple Snaps Up Map Company
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Does Apple Want In-House Maps For The iPhone?
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple Purchase of Placebase Confirmed: Goodbye Google Maps?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Cooking Up Google Maps Replacement?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple Now Own Google Maps Competitor Placebase
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Apple quietly buys online mapping company Placebase
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple quietly buys mapping company Placebase
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: So Why Did Apple Buy a Mapping Company?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple purchased map company Placebase in July
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: This is what Google divorce is like: Apple bought its own mapping company in July
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Apple Creating A Google Maps Competitor? Yeah, There's Gonna Be An App For That
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys a mapping company called Placebase
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple has reported bought company that makes Pushpin maps APIs
Grant Steele / Neowin.net: Is Apple taking on Google in the mapping arena?
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple bought mapping service company Placebase
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Bought An Online Maps Company
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
How Google Wave could transform journalism — Google Wave lets users collaborate live on documents. — The tech world is awash with excitement for today's scheduled release of 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave. — Seems like everyone is buzzing about how the collaborative Web tool …
Discussion: louisgray.com, Google Blogoscoped, Mashable! and Digits, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Find All Public Google Wave Documents
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: What's Next for Google Wave
Marisa Taylor / Digits:
Google Wave Invites for Sale on eBay — With Google releasing 100,000 invites to test the beta version of the much-hyped Wave, one enterprising blogger decided to capitalize on all the buzz surrounding the new messaging and collaboration tool by selling his invite on eBay.
Discussion: Google Watch, Ryan Stewart, jungleG, tinyComb, Silicon Alley Insider and FierceVoIP
Jorge Escobar / jungleG: What Has Google Wave Done to Us?
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Google Wave Invites For Sale On eBay!
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Bids For Google Wave Account Reach $5,000 In eBay Auction
Pete Wylie / FierceVoIP: Google Wave: A beta tester's perspective
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Cisco Buys Norwegian Firm for $3 Billion — SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco Systems continued to show just how serious it is about video conferencing, announcing late Wednesday night the $3 billion acquisition of Tandberg, a Norwegian video communications company. — Cisco has sold expensive …
Discussion: Reuters, GigaOM, Tech Trader Daily, Fast Company, VentureBeat, GMSV, Computerworld, Internet Evolution, Working Anywhere, Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: 3 Billion Reasons Why Video Conferencing Is Hot
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Cisco To Buy Tandberg For $3 Billion In Cash
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The acquisition days are back as Cisco picks up Norwegian firm for $3 billion
John Murrell / GMSV: Cisco reels in Tandberg for $3 billion
Todd Watson / Internet Evolution: Look Into the Camera — Merger Monday has evolved into Transaction Thursday.
Andy Abramson / Working Anywhere: Cisco Buys Tandberg-What it Means
Joseph Woelfel / TheStreet.com: Cisco to Buy Norway's Tandberg for $3B
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Cisco Buys Tandberg For $3 Billion
Cisco Makes Recommended Offer to Acquire TANDBERG — Acquisition of TANDBERG to Expand Cisco's Collaboration Offering and Enable Customers to Transform How They Do Business Globally — SAN JOSE, Calif., NEW YORK, and, OSLO, Norway, October 1, 2009 - Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) …
Discussion: Between the Lines, CNET News, eWeek, Beet.TV, FT Blogs, Corporate Dealmaker, I4U News and The Register
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Polycom: A potential takeover target following Cisco-Tandberg deal
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Cisco to buy video firm Tandberg for $3 billion
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Cisco Offers $3 Billion for Tandberg in Enterprise Video Play
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Cisco Makes Big Expansion in Video Conference Technology with Tandberg Purchase
Maija Palmer / FT Blogs: Sharper focus on video conferencing
Basdeo Hiralal / Corporate Dealmaker: Cisco, one of 2008's ‘most admired,’ buys yet again
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Cisco Buys Tandberg For $3 billion
John Oates / The Register: Cisco buys into video conferencing
The Official Google Blog:
Refine your search results with new Search Options — In May, we launched Search Options, a side panel that lets you filter, refine and generate different views of your search results. We've received lots of positive feedback, and we're seeing more and more people using Search Options every day.
Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, The Noisy Channel, Mashable!, Seeking Alpha and Lifehacker, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google's Search Options Panel Gets New Features: Fresher Search …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Adds New Options To Make Search More Timely, Less Spammy, And More Personal
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Google Updates Search Refinement Options
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Google Launches 9 New Ways to Search
Erick Schonfeld / Seeking Alpha: Is Bing Lighting a Fire Under Google?
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New Google Search Options: Search Only in Visited Pages, or Blogs …
New Google Search Options: Search Only in Visited Pages, or Blogs …
Discussion: Technologizer, Bits, CNET News, Search Engine Land, Google Operating System and ResourceShelf
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Gets a Better Sense of Time
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google Brings New Options to Search
Tom Krazit / CNET News: New filters in Google search for speed, news
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Up Close With Google Search Options
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Microsoft Bing U.S. Search Share Falls, Sparking Google's Gain — Microsoft Bing's U.S. September search share fell to 8.5 percent from 9.6 percent in August, StatCounter claimed. Google's September share rose to 80 percent from 77.8 percent in July, reversing a trend of Bing gaining share at the expense of search engine rivals.
Discussion: Digital Daily, eMarketer, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, StatCounter Global Stats, Softpedia News, I4U News and ResourceShelf
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Not With a Bing, but a Whimper III
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Did Bing's Growth Spurt Come to a Halt in September?
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Is Bing Losing Its Wow Factor?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Bing U.S. Search Share: Down In September
Broadcom's Nicholas After The Fall — Forbes Magazine dated October 19, 2009 — Broadcom cofounder Henry Nicholas faces up to 360 years in jail on charges of backdating options and distributing illegal drugs. … Henry T. Nicholas III says he didn't do it.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BumpTop Goes Multi-Touch. Um, Awesome. — What if the desktop on your computer was just like your actual desktop? That's the core idea behind BumpTop, a really nice looking graphical overlay for Windows-based operating systems. But as cool as BumpTop looked, you still had to use your mouse and keyboard to manipulate it.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, BumpTop Blog, Engadget, I4U News, SlashGear, GottaBeMobile.com, StartupNorth, VentureBeat and Maximum PC, Thanks:cye
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: BumpTop Gives You a Reason to Splurge on that Multi-Touch Screen …
Patrick Dubroy / BumpTop Blog: BumpTop Gets Multi-Touch Support on Windows 7
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Video: BumpTop 1.2 with multitouch support available now
Robert Evans / I4U News: BumpTop With Multi-Touch: The Future Of UI?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: BumpTop Goes Multi-Touch
Jonas Brandon / StartupNorth: Just Launched: BumpTop Multi-Touch for Windows 7
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: BumpTop adds multitouch interface for Windows 7 computers (get free codes)
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: BumpTop Integrates Multitouch Gesture Controls
Johanna Wright / The Official Google Blog:
Surfacing forum posts in search results — Today, we introduced a new search feature that makes it easier for you to find forum posts or discussions related to what you're searching for. This new addition to Google search results applies to sites that tend to have a large number of posts on a specific topic.
Discussion: Search Engine Roundtable, Search Engine Journal, Mashable!, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Softpedia News, Search Engine Land, ReadWriteWeb and Maximum PC, Thanks:atul
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Highlights Forum Posts in Search Results
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Now Highlights Forum Posts in Search Results
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Grab the Shoehorn! Google Adds Forum Posts to Crowded Search Results
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Rolls Out Sitelinks Display For Forums
Joshua Siegel / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing the new Local Search for Mobile — The mobile search team is always looking for new ways to make searching the world around you as easy and useful as searching the web. Today we're introducing a redesigned local search experience on your phone that integrates with Google Maps …
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Now syncing: Google history on mobile phones
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Google revamps Local Search for Mobile
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Google Mobile Adds New Local Search, Universal History
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Local Search for Mobile Nearly Eliminates the Need to Type Search Terms
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Google launches Local Search for Mobile
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Local Search For Mobile Is Here!
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches Local Search for Mobile
Chris Alden / Six Apart News & Events:
Announcing the TypePad Platform and TypePad Motion — It was almost 8 years ago today that Ben and Mena Trott released Movable Type and helped spark the blogging explosion that followed. Before that time, personal web publishing was largely difficult and expensive, but with MT …
Discussion: Mashable! and Movable Type
Christina Warren / Mashable!: TypePad Motion: Six Apart's Take on Microblogging
Ginger Tulley / Movable Type: Announcing the TypePad Platform
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Six Apart Opens Up TypePad APIs, Relaunches Pownce As TypePad Motion
Six Apart Opens Up TypePad APIs, Relaunches Pownce As TypePad Motion
Discussion: CNET News
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Six Apart resurrects Pownce in new microblogging platform
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple predicted to surprise with Oct. 19 earnings report — New accounting rules are expected to push Apple's stock even higher, as Wall Street still underestimates the profitability of the iPhone, a new report has concluded. — Last week, the Financial Accounting Standards Board approved …
Soon to Launch: Lists — My name is Nick Kallen (@nk) and I'm the project lead on Lists, a new feature we're testing with a small subset of users. The idea is to allow people to curate lists of Twitter accounts. For example, you could create a list of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Computerworld, Search Engine Watch, SheGeeks.net, Mashable!, The Next Web, Epicenter, Telegraph, Bloggers Blog, Download Squad, Softpedia News, Webware.com, ReadWriteWeb, Pocket-lint.com, GeekSugar, Switched, Neowin.net, T3.com News, Search Engine Journal, broadstuff, ProgrammableWeb, MarketingVOX, Regular Geek, Technologizer, louisgray.com and Silicon Alley Insider
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Twitter Tests New Lists Feature
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Twitter to Launch User Created Follow Lists
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Twitter to let you create and share User Lists
John C Abell / Epicenter: Taming Twitter Overload: ‘Lists’ to the Rescue
Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com: Twitter launches ‘Lists’ in limited testing
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Coming to Twitter: Create Sharable Lists of Users
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Twitter announces Lists functionality
Caleb Johnson / Switched: Twitter Finally Introducing Lists to Organize Your Friends
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Twitter to Introduce Lists Feature Soon
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter looking more like email shock horror
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb: Twitter Adding Group Functionality As ‘Lists’
Rob Diana / Regular Geek: Finally, Twitter Gives Us User Lists!
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Twitter to Get Lists — For a service that's famously slow …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Tech's biggest loser: Bill Gates — Photo: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — The collective net worth of the super rich on Forbes's annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans fell by $300 billion over the past 12 months, and the tech sector spilled its share of the red ink.
Toshi Tajima / Google Mobile Blog:
Your mobile and desktop search history now in sync — Sometimes I do a search on my desktop computer, only to find that I need to repeat the same search again later on my mobile phone. Today in the US we're launching Personalized Suggest for Android, iPhone and Palm WebOS …
Discussion: InformationWeek, Softpedia News, Mashable!, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Search Engine Land, MobileContentToday and jkOnTheRun, Thanks:atul
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: Google Boosts Mobile Search
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Sync Google Search History With Your Mobile
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Mobile...Now Has Everything, Including the Kitchen Sync
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Strategically Syncing Mobile And PC
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Searches Now Sync Between Desktop & Mobile Devices
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: The Party Line — Phone Buzz of the Day
Wireless Network Modded to See Through Walls — The way signal strength varies in a wireless network can reveal what's going on behind closed doors. — It's every schoolboy's dream: an easy way of looking through walls to spy on neighbours, monitor siblings and keep tabs on the sweet jar.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Gizmodo and LOOPRumors
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
How Yahoo is betting its cloud will pay off — There was a day when information technology personnel toiled behind the scenes to make their corporate computing infrastructure work. — But in the Internet era, those experts increasingly are getting starring roles in corporate computing leadership rather …
Discussion: The Register
Matthew Jones / Reuters:
UK court orders writ to be served via Twitter — LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's High Court ordered its first injunction via Twitter on Thursday, saying the social website and micro-blogging service was the best way to reach an anonymous Tweeter who had been impersonating someone.
Discussion: Telegraph, Techgeist, BBC and Press Association
Matt Peckham / Computerworld:
PSP Go Arrives, Sony Launches 100 Games — Sony's disc-free $250 PSP Go games handheld rolls out to retail today, and as expected, the company's nearly doubled the amount of PlayStation Store games content. Sony's digital shelves now include Polyphony Digital's fresh PSP-exclusive Gran Turismo racer …
Discussion: Technologizer, NEWSFACTOR, PlayStation.Blog, TheFeed, ITworld.com, SlashGear, Walyou, VG247 and Kotaku
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Sony's PSP Go is Go — Sony's new $250 PSP Go gaming handheld debuts today.
Jennifer LeClaire / NEWSFACTOR: Sony's PSPgo Takes on Apple and Nintendo Portables
Jake Gaskill / TheFeed: PSP Firmware Update v6.10 Released
Chris Davies / SlashGear: PSP Go Bluetooth tethering added in new v6.10 firmware
Eran Abramson / Walyou: PSP Go is a GO and PSP Firmware 6.10 Also Released
Patrick Garratt / VG247: US PSN update - Over 100 games mark PSPgo release
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku: PlayStation Store Update: Tons Of PSP Titles
David Faber / CNBC:
GE Is in Talks to Spin Off NBC, Give Comcast 51% of New Unit — General Electric [GE Loading... () ] and Comcast [CMCSA Loading... () ] are in talks about a deal in which GE would spin off its NBC Universal unit into a new company that would be merged with the content assets of Comcast …
Discussion: paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider and Deadline.com
Dunkin' Isn't the Only One Delivering Donuts Tonight — You've seen the Android 1.6 aka Donut preview vids, drooling as you watch them. And now its time to fill that G1 or MyTouch 3G up with Donut! According to our source, T-Mobile has plans to start rolling out stage 1 of their delicious-baked-goods plan.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Electronista, Engadget, AndroidGuys, Android and Me, IntoMobile, Android Central, Lifehacker, Engadget Mobile and MobileCrunch
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Android 1.6 OTA confirmed
Casey Chan / Android Central: T-Mobile Rolling Out Android 1.6 Donut to T-Mobile G1 & myTouch 3G Tonight ?
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google has Chrome Frame plug-in for Firefox up its sleeve, says Mozilla — Google may intend to produce a Chrome Frame plug-in for Firefox, Mozilla's chief engineer said. “The code is certainly there,” said Mike Shaver, Mozilla's vice president of engineering, referring to parts …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: UPDATED: Why is Mozilla getting involved in the IE/Chrome Frame debate?
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Facebook Users Download 1 Million Mobile Apps A Week—With The Help Of GetJar — GetJar, an independent mobile app store, is rolling out a new service today that is getting high-profile attention from brands like Facebook and Photobucket because it drives users to download their mobile applications to the phone.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM and VentureBeat
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: GetJar Helps Bring Mobile Apps to Everyone
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: GetJar Now Helps Users Get the Right Mobile App
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: GetJar launches easy-branding mobile app installer
Josh / Redeye VC:
First Round Capital to open NYC office — I believe that as the world has gotten “flatter” over the last decade, it's created a big opportunity for venture investors who recognized that great entrepreneurs can come up with great ideas in almost any location.
Discussion: This is going to be BIG., Silicon Alley Insider, Dealscape and CenterNetworks
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: First Round Capital Opening NYC Office
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: First Round hires nextNY's Charlie O'Donnell
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
‘State of the Internet’ assessed — Internet attacks came from 201 different countries in the second quarter, up from 68 countries in the first quarter, according to a report released Thursday. — Akamai Technologies' quarterly “State of the Internet” report compiles data about the online world …
Jennifer Donovan / Akamai: Akamai Announces Second Quarter 2009 State of the Internet Report
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
What to Measure? Only 16% of the Web Is Clicking Display Ads — But ComScore, Starcom Study Shows Banners Are Still Effective — Especially When Paired With Paid Search — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The number of people online who click display ads has dropped 50% in less than two years …
Discussion: Between the Lines, comScore, Inc., Fast Company and Seeking Alpha
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Percentage of Internet users clicking on display ads halved in two years
Clay Dillow / Fast Company: Web Overtakes TV Ad Sales, But Is the Click-Through Rate Still Relevant?
Avg WebLab / AVG Blogs:
Automated Facebook Attack underway — Today our LinkScanner users started detecting rogue spyware attacks that seemed to be originating from Facebook. The first profile that we looked at looked like this ... (click image to enlarge) — And then the next one that we looked at looked like this ...
Discussion: CNET News, Computerworld and Security Watch
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Facebook shuts down malicious fake profiles
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Automated Facebook Attack Underway