Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google Wave crashes on beach of overhype — I just got my Google Wave invite. No, I'm already out, so I can't send one to you, sorry. — But this service is way overhyped and as people start to use it they will realize it brings the worst of email and IM together: unproductivity.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, louisgray.com, Daggle, The Steve Rubel Lifestream, Ryan Stewart, Digits and jungleG, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Geeks Try Google Wave, Have Mixed Feelings
Danny Sullivan / Daggle: How To Add Twitter To Google Wave
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: What's Next for Google Wave
Jorge Escobar / jungleG: What Has Google Wave Done to Us?
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: broadstuff, Google Blogoscoped, Digits, Mashable!, Glass House, TeleRead and Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: The Google Wave Hype Generator
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Find All Public Google Wave Documents
Marisa Taylor / Digits: Google Wave Invites for Sale on eBay
Fxshaw / Glass House: Warning: Massive Hype Alert
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Surfing the Google Wave
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Try Out Google Wave With Fellow Readers
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: NEWSFACTOR, Electronista, Ars Technica, MediaPost, AppleInsider, Screenwerk, eWeek, PC World, alarm:clock, MediaFile, CNET News, BusinessWeek, Corporate Dealmaker, Macworld, Digital Daily, Guardian, ChannelWeb, Geek News Central, TheAppleBlog, I4U News, Gadget Lab, NBC Bay Area, TechSpot, Gizmodo, GMSV, Techgeist, The Loop, iLounge, TECH.BLORGE.com, The iPhone Blog, The Tech Report, Pocket-lint.com, Between the Lines, TUAW, IntoMobile, Electricpig, Macsimum News, tinyComb, GigaOM, MacRumors, The Mac Observer, VentureBeat, Seeking Alpha, Neowin.net, TechCrunch, The Apple Core, Edible Apple and Silicon Alley Insider
Jennifer LeClaire / NEWSFACTOR: Apple Maps Could Replace Google Maps on iPhone
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple may have Google Maps replacement waiting in the wings
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Where In The World Is Apple's Geo-Targeting Plan?
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Placebase, Google and the iPhone
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Placebase Buy Puts Google, Apple in Mobile Apps Arms Race
David Coursey / PC World: Apple and Google Breaking Up Over iPhone Maps?
Gabriel Madway / MediaFile: Did Apple buy mapping company Placebase?
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple buys map service to compete with Google?
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Apple Quietly Acquired Placebase, A Mapping Startup In July
Kenneth Klee / Corporate Dealmaker: Ripple effects of Thursday tech deals
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple in Extreme Mapover?
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Why did Apple buy the mapping company Placebase?
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: Gunning For Google? Apple Snaps Up Map Company
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple Purchase of Placebase Confirmed: Goodbye Google Maps?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Cooking Up Google Maps Replacement?
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: How Apple Could Tell Google Maps to Get Lost
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple quietly buys mapping company Placebase
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Buys Their Very Own Maps Company (See Ya, Google Maps?)
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Does Apple Want In-House Maps For The iPhone?
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple's breakup with Google continues
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple purchased map company Placebase in July
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple Now Own Google Maps Competitor Placebase
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Apple may ditch Google Maps, launch own service
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Apple quietly buys online mapping company Placebase
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple bought mapping service company Placebase
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: To compete with Google Latitude, Apple purchased Placebase
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Apple Creating A Google Maps Competitor? Yeah, There's Gonna Be An App For That
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: So Why Did Apple Buy a Mapping Company?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: This is what Google divorce is like: Apple bought its own mapping company in July
Grant Steele / Neowin.net: Is Apple taking on Google in the mapping arena?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple acquires map purveyor Placebase
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Bought An Online Maps Company
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: Bits, Computerworld, eWeek, Search Engine Watch, Google Blogoscoped, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, ResourceShelf, The Noisy Channel, Mashable!, TechCrunch, Search Engine Journal, Lifehacker, Seeking Alpha and TechVi, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Miguel Helft / Bits: Google Brings New Options to Search
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Battling Microsoft, Google adds more options to search
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Expands Search Options to Keep Pace With Microsoft Bing
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: New Filters Added to Google Search Options
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: New Google Search Options: Search Only in Visited Pages, or Blogs …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google's Search Options Panel Gets New Features: Fresher Search …
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Google Updates Search Refinement Options
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Google Launches 9 New Ways to Search
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Adds New Options To Make Search More Timely, Less Spammy, And More Personal
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Rolls Out 9 New Search Options
Erick Schonfeld / Seeking Alpha: Is Bing Lighting a Fire Under Google?
Eric Sandine / TechVi: Google adds new search filtering options
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: VentureBeat, CNET News, Computerworld, ReadWriteWeb, All Facebook, The Register, internetnews.com, Mashable! and Security Watch
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Beware of automated attacks from fake Facebook users
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Facebook shuts down malicious fake profiles
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld: Facebook Captchas broken?
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Fake Facebook Profiles Are Spreading Spyware
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Scammers Pull A MySpace
Dan Goodin / The Register: Automated attacks push malware on Facebook
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: WARNING: New Facebook Malware Attack Is Spreading
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Automated Facebook Attack Underway
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 …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg: Comcast Stake in NBC Said to Face Regulator Scrutiny on Competition Impact
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Comcast plus NBC Universal creates a Web juggernaut
Erin Geiger Smith / Silicon Alley Insider: Will The Justice Department Nix A Comcast Deal For NBC?
Claire Atkinson / Broadcasting & Cable: Comcast/GE Discussing Joint NBC Universal Venture
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Comcast's E-mail To Employees On NBC Deal …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: More NBComcast Reports: Spin-offs and Control
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: GE and Comcast Exploring a Spin-Off of NBC Universal
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: Engadget, Gizmodo, Softpedia News, Hack a Day and LOOPRumors
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Researchers create Amazing X-Ray Wireless Network!
Caleb Kraft / Hack a Day: See through walls via wireless network
Boy Genius Report:
Palm Pixi launching on October 20th? — We just got word that Palm's second webOS device, the Pixi, is set to launch on October 20th. This includes Sprint corporate stores as well as Best Buy locations presumably. — This intel is from new source but it sounds right.
Discussion: EverythingPre, Mobilewhack.com, IntoMobile, Electronista and all things Palm Pre
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: Rumor: Palm Pixi Launching on October 20th
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Palm Pixi Launching October 20?
Philip Lam / all things Palm Pre: Palm Pixi Release Date = October 20th?
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, IT Blogwatch, GMSV, Internet Evolution, GigaOM, Fast Company, Working Anywhere, Tech Trader Daily, Wall Street Journal, Silicon Alley Insider, VentureBeat, TheStreet.com and Sramana Mitra on Strategy, Thanks:atul
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.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: 3 Billion Reasons Why Video Conferencing Is Hot
Andy Abramson / Working Anywhere: Cisco Buys Tandberg-What it Means
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
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The acquisition days are back as Cisco picks up Norwegian firm for $3 billion
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
Cisco Makes Recommended Offer to Acquire TANDBERG
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech, CNET News, FT Blogs, Corporate Dealmaker, Between the Lines, eWeek, Beet.TV, I4U News and The Register
Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech: In Cisco deal, Tandberg does just fine
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Cisco to buy video firm Tandberg for $3 billion
Maija Palmer / FT Blogs: Sharper focus on video conferencing
Basdeo Hiralal / Corporate Dealmaker: Cisco, one of 2008's ‘most admired,’ buys yet again
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Polycom: A potential takeover target following Cisco-Tandberg deal
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
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: VentureBeat, 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
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.
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Google bites Bing back, recovers all usage losses since spring
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: StatCounter Reports Bing's First Decline
Robert Evans / I4U News: Bing U.S. Search Share: Down In September
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Did Bing's Growth Spurt Come to a Halt in September?
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Is Bing Losing Its Wow Factor?
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: Silicon Alley Insider, BBC, Telegraph, Techgeist and Press Association
Erin Geiger Smith / Silicon Alley Insider: Consider Yourself Served...Via Twitter
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: UK Court Orders Can Be Served Over Twitter, But Can They Be Fought Anonymously?
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple resellers advised of 2-3 week delay on Mac mini orders — As reports of a forthcoming hardware refreshes continue to mount, Apple has braced its certified resellers for unusually long shipping times of two to three weeks for both models of its minute Mac mini desktop systems.
Discussion: MacRumors and Electronista
Robert D. Hof / Business Week:
Can Google Stay on Top of the Web? — As Bing, Facebook, Twitter, and less well-known upstarts nip at its heels, Google has hundreds of wizards racing to come up with smarter answers — High on a wall of the lobby at Google's (GOOG) sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. …
David Jackson / Associated Press:
Secret Service IDs kid for Facebook ‘assassination poll’ — no charges — The Secret Service announced today that a juvenile was behind the Facebook posting that asked whether President Obama should be assassinated, calling it a prank that would not lead to prosecution.
Discussion: TPM LiveWire
Rachel Slajda / TPM LiveWire: Secret Service: Facebook Poll Not A Threat
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
Larry Ellison Still Hates “Cloud Computing Nonsense” (Video) — According to Wikipedia, cloud computing is a paradigm of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. According to Larry Ellison, it's nonsense and water vapor.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gawker, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, TechFlash and Dvorak Uncensored
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Watch Larry Ellison Flip Out At His Own Idea
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Larry just IM'd me and he's like, Hey, do I sound gay in this video clip?
John C Dvorak / Dvorak Uncensored: Larry Ellison's Rant on Cloud Computing
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 …
Discussion: MacDailyNews and LOOPRumors
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
No Recovery in I.P.O.'s Yet — A small flurry of initial public offerings and acquisitions has had some in the technology industry talking about a more open door for cashing out of startups. Not so fast. — The number and value of acquisitions and public offerings of venture-backed start-ups …
Discussion: Fast Company and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Chris Dannen / Fast Company: For Startups, a Bleak Year for IPOs and Acquisitions
Deborah Gage / PE Hub Blog: NVCA Is Happier With Congress
Randybias / Cloudscaling:
Amazon's EC2 Generating 220M+ Annually — Today I'm going to tell you how much revenue Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is generating. After all, you, my regular readers, come to this blog for its insight, original thinking, and gems of wisdom. Today I have something particularly juicy for you …
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge, Thanks:atul
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Report: EC2 Running 40,000 Servers
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Evidence of Apple's tablet-like input interface reappears — In a new patent application revealed this week, Apple has again disclosed plans for a multi-touch surface that could accommodate two full hands and distinguish between palms and individual fingers for typing, gestures and more.
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: comScore, Inc., the Econsultancy blog, Between the Lines and Fast Company
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Percentage of Internet users clicking on display ads halved in two years
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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Twitter Has Begun Geolocation Rollout — As we first reported last night, Twitter appeared to have turned on at least part of its new Geolocation API. Today, the company has confirmed the roll out on its API Announcement Google Group page. — As Twitter API team member Raffi …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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: Maximum PC and Hardware 2.0
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: UPDATED: Why is Mozilla getting involved in the IE/Chrome Frame debate?
Austin Modine / The Register:
Game censorship crusader sues Facebook for $120m — Claims emotional distress from user group threats — Anti-video game gadfly Jack Thompson is suing Facebook for $120 million, accusing the social website of causing him emotional distress by not removing threatening comments posted by gamers.
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.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Washington Post, Bloomberg Team Up For New Syndication Service: — The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) and Bloomberg News are launching a new syndication service Jan. 1, 2010—the Washington Post News Service with Bloomberg News, which will provide daily content from the paper and the financial newswire …
Discussion: Washington Post
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post: L.A. Times, Post to End Joint News Service
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft releases XP Mode virtualization to manufacturing — Microsoft has released Windows XP Mode to manufacturing on October 1, company officials said, and it will be generally available on Microsoft.com on October 22, the launch day for Windows 7. — XP Mode is a Microsoft virtualization …
Discussion: The Windows Blog and geeksmack.net
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: Coming Soon - Final Release of Windows XP Mode
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Tim Armstrong: The name of the game is (still) content — We get it, Tim Armstrong. We know the still relatively new AOL CEO is all about reinventing the once-mighty online access company into a digital publishing powerhouse. But that didn't stop him from really hammering the point home …