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, Digital Daily, Computerworld, AppleInsider, CNET News, Electronista, Gizmodo, BusinessWeek, TechSpot, MacRumors, Between the Lines, GigaOM, GMSV, ChannelWeb, I4U News, Techgeist, VentureBeat, IntoMobile, TECH.BLORGE.com, Geek News Central, TheAppleBlog, The iPhone Blog, Pocket-lint.com, iLounge, Edible Apple, TechCrunch, Electricpig, 9 to 5 Mac, Silicon Alley Insider, Neowin.net, Macsimum News, TUAW 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
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple in Extreme Mapover?
David Coursey / Computerworld: Apple and Google Breaking Up Over iPhone Maps?
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple buys map service to compete with Google?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Buys Their Very Own Maps Company (See Ya, Google Maps)
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Apple Quietly Acquired Placebase, A Mapping Startup In July
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple quietly buys mapping company Placebase
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: So Why Did Apple Buy a Mapping Company?
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: Gunning For Google? Apple Snaps Up Map Company
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Cooking Up Google Maps Replacement?
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Does Apple Want In-House Maps For The iPhone?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: This is what Google divorce is like: Apple bought its own mapping company in July
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: To compete with Google Latitude, Apple purchased Placebase
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple Purchase of Placebase Confirmed: Goodbye Google Maps?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple Now Own Google Maps Competitor Placebase
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Apple quietly buys online mapping company Placebase
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple purchased map company Placebase in July
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys a mapping company called Placebase
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Bought An Online Maps Company
Grant Steele / Neowin.net: Is Apple taking on Google in the mapping arena?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple has reported bought company that makes Pushpin maps APIs
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple bought mapping service company Placebase
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 …
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
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Now syncing: Google history on mobile phones
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
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Google Revamps Mobile Search To Require Fewer Keystrokes
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: Search Engine Land, Mashable!, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and MobileContentToday, Thanks:atul
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Strategically Syncing Mobile And PC
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
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Searches Now Sync Between Desktop & Mobile Devices
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: Fast Company, GigaOM, Computerworld, VentureBeat, Tech Trader Daily, Silicon Alley Insider, GMSV, Working Anywhere, Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com and Sramana Mitra on Strategy, Thanks:atul
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: 3 Billion Reasons Why Video Conferencing Is Hot
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The acquisition days are back as Cisco picks up Norwegian firm for $3 billion
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Cisco To Buy Tandberg For $3 Billion In Cash
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Cisco Buys Tandberg For $3 Billion
John Murrell / GMSV: Cisco reels in Tandberg for $3 billion
Andy Abramson / Working Anywhere: Cisco Buys Tandberg-What it Means
Joseph Woelfel / TheStreet.com: Cisco to Buy Norway's Tandberg for $3B
Sramana Mitra / Sramana Mitra on Strategy: Cisco Buys Tandberg, HP To Buy Polycom?
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, FT Blogs, eWeek, Beet.TV, 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
Maija Palmer / FT Blogs: Sharper focus on video conferencing
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
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Cisco Buys Tandberg For $3 billion
John Oates / The Register: Cisco buys into video conferencing
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: Google Blogoscoped, Mashable!, Digits and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Find All Public Google Wave Documents
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: What's Next for Google Wave
Clint Boulton / eWeek: SAP, Salesforce.com Could Sell Their Wares in the Google Wave Store
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: Silicon Alley Insider and FierceVoIP
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
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: I4U News, SlashGear, GottaBeMobile.com, VentureBeat, StartupNorth and Maximum PC, Thanks:cye
Robert Evans / I4U News: BumpTop With Multi-Touch: The Future Of UI?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: BumpTop Goes Multi-Touch
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: BumpTop adds multitouch interface for Windows 7 computers (get free codes)
Jonas Brandon / StartupNorth: Just Launched: BumpTop Multi-Touch for Windows 7
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: BumpTop Integrates Multitouch Gesture Controls
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: Computerworld, Search Engine Watch, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Download Squad, SheGeeks.net, Mashable!, Webware.com, ReadWriteWeb, Bloggers Blog, T3.com News, Switched, The Next Web, Epicenter, Telegraph, Softpedia News, Neowin.net, broadstuff, ProgrammableWeb, Pocket-lint.com, Technologizer, Regular Geek, GeekSugar, Silicon Alley Insider, AppScout, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Search Engine Journal, louisgray.com, MarketingVOX and Brian Solis
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Twitter Tests New Lists Feature
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Twitter to Launch User Created Follow Lists
Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com: Twitter launches ‘Lists’ in limited testing
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Coming to Twitter: Create Sharable Lists of Users
Caleb Johnson / Switched: Twitter Finally Introducing Lists to Organize Your Friends
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
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter looking more like email shock horror
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb: Twitter Adding Group Functionality As ‘Lists’
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Twitter announces Lists functionality
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Twitter to Get Lists — For a service that's famously slow …
Rob Diana / Regular Geek: Finally, Twitter Gives Us User Lists!
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter's New Lists Feature Will Let You Follow A Group Of People At A Time
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Group Favorite Tweeters Together with Twitter ‘Lists’
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Twitter to Introduce Lists Feature Soon
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 Land, Search Engine Journal, Mashable!, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Softpedia News, Search Engine Roundtable, ReadWriteWeb, Maximum PC and Search Engine Watch, Thanks:atul
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Rolls Out Sitelinks Display For Forums
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
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Adds Forum Deep Links to Search Results
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Six Apart Opens Up TypePad APIs, Relaunches Pownce As TypePad Motion — Blogging software pioneer Six Apart this morning announced that it's debuting TypePad Cloud Platform, a new service that enables developers to use the service's API to build social applications while leaving the storage …
Discussion: CNET News
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Six Apart resurrects Pownce in new microblogging platform
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.
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. — Google may intend to produce a Chrome Frame plug-in for Firefox, Mozilla's chief engineer said.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Webmonkey
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: UPDATED: Why is Mozilla getting involved in the IE/Chrome Frame debate?
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: Mozilla VP on Why Google Chrome Frame Is a Bad Idea
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: GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb, StatCounter Global Stats, Softpedia News and ResourceShelf
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Is Bing Losing Its Wow Factor?
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Did Bing's Growth Spurt Come to a Halt in September?
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 …
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, Lifehacker, Android and Me, IntoMobile, Android Central, CrunchGear and Engadget Mobile
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 ?
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
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Verizon debuts the HTC Imagio, their first smartphone with V CAST TV — Aaaand the rumor mill nails it again. Confirming rumors from a few weeks back, Verizon has just announced that their big, beautiful Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, the HTC Imagio, will be launching on the same day as 6.5 itself: October 6th.
Discussion: Engadget, Boy Genius Report, Electronista, WMPoweruser.com, Gizmodo and Crave
Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog: Verizon Wireless introduces HTC Imagio
Jeff Chin / The Official Google Blog:
Translate your website with Google: Expand your audience globally — How long would it take to translate all the world's web content into 50 languages? Even if all of the translators in the world worked around the clock, with the current growth rate of content being created online …
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Translate: Now for YOUR Website
Zoli Erdos / Enterprise Irregulars: Offer Your Blog / Site in 51 Languages
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Widget to Let Your Visitors Translate Your Page
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google Lifts Free Translation to a New Level
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Google Now Offers To Translate Your Website - Expand Your Audience Globally
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Announces New Translator Gadget for Websites
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
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Express Scripts: 700,000 notified after extortion — IDG News Service - Nearly a year after being hacked by computer extortionists, pharmacy benefits management company Express Scripts now says hundreds of thousands of members may have had their information breached because of the incident.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hackers Breach Payroll Giant, Target Customers — Hackers last week apparently used stolen account information from a New Jersey company that provides online payroll services to target the firm's customers in a scheme to steal passwords and other information.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New Google Search Options: Search Only in Visited Pages, or Blogs, or Return Fewer/ More Shopping Sites — Google added the following to their search options side bar, which you can expand by clicking “Show options” on results (at least I believe they're new; note they might still be rolled out for you):
Discussion: The Official Google Blog, CNET News, Bits, Search Engine Land, Google Operating System and Mashable!
Tom Krazit / CNET News: New filters in Google search for speed, news
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google Brings New Options to Search
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Up Close With Google Search Options
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Google Launches 9 New Ways to Search
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. and Fast Company
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Percentage of Internet users clicking on display ads halved in two years
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Delivery Agent Raises $25 Million For Entertainment Commerce Platform — What recession? We've confirmed that startup Delivery Agent has just raised $25 million in Series D funding led by new investor Focus Ventures with T-Venture, Coral Group, Ironwood Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog and paidContent
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Delivery Agent Raises $24.85 Million For Entertainment E-Commerce
Amanda Kelly / Inside AdWords:
Announcing View-through conversion reporting on the Google Content Network — Earlier this year, we mentioned our plans to improve the measurement of conversions for display advertising campaigns on the Google Content Network. Today, to help you better measure the value …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and The Paradigm Shift
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Shows Ad Conversions Without Clicks
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Geolocation API Appears To Be Live. But Most Of You Are Lost. — I noticed something interesting tonight. In the new build of Tweetie 2 (not out yet), a bunch of little red location markers started appearing next to tweets in my stream. Knowing that this new version …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:ritubpant