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: VentureBeat, louisgray.com, The Steve Rubel Lifestream, ReadWriteWeb, Daggle, jungleG, TeleRead, Ryan Stewart, Digits and Slashdot, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Geeks Try Google Wave, Have Mixed Feelings
Danny Sullivan / Daggle: How To Add Twitter To Google Wave
Jorge Escobar / jungleG: What Has Google Wave Done to Us?
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Surfing the Google Wave
Marisa Taylor / Digits: Google Wave Invites for Sale on eBay
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, jkOnTheRun, broadstuff, Glass House, Mashable!, Digits, Gizmodo and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Find All Public Google Wave Documents
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: MBL TECH Meetups Coming Soon
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: The Google Wave Hype Generator
Fxshaw / Glass House: Warning: Massive Hype Alert
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: What's Next for Google Wave
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Try Out Google Wave With Fellow Readers
Clint Boulton / eWeek: SAP, Salesforce.com Could Sell Their Wares in the Google Wave Store
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, ReadWriteWeb, All Facebook, The Register, internetnews.com, Computerworld, Mashable! and Security Watch
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Beware of automated attacks from fake Facebook users
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
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld: Facebook Captchas broken?
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: WARNING: New Facebook Malware Attack Is Spreading
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Automated Facebook Attack Underway
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Facebook shuts down malicious fake profiles
Facebook shuts down malicious fake profiles
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, InfoWorld, AppScout, Search Engine Watch, Google Blogoscoped, Search Engine Land, eWeek, 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 / InfoWorld: Battling Microsoft, Google adds more options to search
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Refines ‘Search Options’, Adds Translate Widget
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Adds Visited Pages, Past Hour & Fewer Shopping Sites Filtering
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Expands Search Options to Keep Pace with Microsoft Bing
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
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: Broadcasting & Cable, DSLreports, Between the Lines, TVNewser, paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider, NewTeeVee, Media Decoder, Deadline.com, Company Town and Reuters
Claire Atkinson / Broadcasting & Cable: Comcast/GE Discussing Joint NBC Universal Venture
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Comcast's E-mail To Employees On NBC Deal …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Comcast plus NBC Universal creates a Web juggernaut
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: More NBComcast Reports: Spin-offs and Control
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: GE and Comcast Exploring a Spinoff of NBC Universal
Joe Flint / Company Town: Jeff Zucker tries to calm the NBC Universal troops but doesn't show his cards
Anupreeta Das / Reuters: Comcast, GE in talks for joint venture -source
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Comcast Stake in NBC Said to Face Regulator Scrutiny on Competition Impact
Comcast Stake in NBC Said to Face Regulator Scrutiny on Competition Impact
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Techgeist
Erin Geiger Smith / Silicon Alley Insider: Will The Justice Department Nix A Comcast Deal For NBC?
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Comcast Might Buy NBC, And We Definitely Need Net Neutrality Laws
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: PreCentral.net, EverythingPre, IntoMobile, Mobilewhack.com, Electronista and all things Palm Pre
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net: Rumor: Pixi to launch on October 20
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?
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: The Register, NEWSFACTOR, Electronista, AppScout, MediaPost, Ars Technica, Screenwerk, AppleInsider, PC World, eWeek, BusinessWeek, Corporate Dealmaker, Macworld, Digital Daily, Guardian, ChannelWeb, TheAppleBlog, I4U News, Gadget Lab, NBC Bay Area, TechSpot, Geek News Central, The Loop, GMSV, MediaFile, Techgeist, CNET News, alarm:clock, The Tech Report, iLounge, TUAW, Gizmodo, TECH.BLORGE.com, tinyComb, The iPhone Blog, Pocket-lint.com, IntoMobile, Between the Lines, Macsimum News, The Mac Observer, GigaOM, MacRumors, VentureBeat, Seeking Alpha, The Apple Core, Neowin.net, PalmAddicts, TechCrunch, Edible Apple, Silicon Alley Insider, Search Engine Land and 9 to 5 Mac
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Report: Apple snagged Google Maps rival
Jennifer LeClaire / NEWSFACTOR: Apple Maps Could Replace Google Maps on iPhone
Brian Heater / AppScout: Apple Working On Google Maps Competitor?
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Where In The World Is Apple's Geo-Targeting Plan?
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple may have Google Maps replacement waiting in the wings
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Placebase, Google and the iPhone
David Coursey / PC World: Apple and Google Breaking Up Over iPhone Maps?
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Placebase Buy Puts Google, Apple in Mobile Apps Arms Race
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
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple's breakup with Google continues
Gabriel Madway / MediaFile: Did Apple buy mapping company Placebase?
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Apple To Ditch Google Maps?
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple buys map service to compete with Google?
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Apple may ditch Google Maps, launch own service
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple purchased map company Placebase in July
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple bought mapping service company Placebase
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Buys Their Very Own Maps Company (See Ya, Google Maps?)
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Apple Creating A Google Maps Competitor? Yeah, There's Gonna Be An App For That
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple Now Own Google Maps Competitor Placebase
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Apple quietly buys online mapping company Placebase
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: To compete with Google Latitude, Apple purchased Placebase
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
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple acquires map purveyor Placebase
Grant Steele / Neowin.net: Is Apple taking on Google in the mapping arena?
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: Apple buys into maps
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Bought An Online Maps Company
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys a mapping company called Placebase
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Russian investor buys more Facebook shares - sources — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies has begun buying more shares in Facebook, seeking to expand its stake in the world's No. 1 social networking company, two sources told Reuters.
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, LOOPRumors and Slashdot
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Researchers create Amazing X-Ray Wireless Network!
Caleb Kraft / Hack a Day: See through walls via wireless network
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Wireless Network Modded To See Through Walls
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: The Mac Observer, MacRumors and Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The $25 Million Demo. Yext Scores A Big Round From IVP After TechCrunch50 Debut. — Howard Lerman can be a little intense. After the CEO of Yext finished his demo at this year's Techcrunch50 (embedded below) he left one judge “speechless,” and during rehearsals Michael took him aside and asked him, “Are you on drugs?”
Discussion: PR Newswire, paidContent and Kelsey Group Blogs
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, TECH.BLORGE.com, Telegraph, Techgeist and Press Association
Erin Geiger Smith / Silicon Alley Insider: Consider Yourself Served...Via Twitter
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: U.K. High Court serves injunction via Twitter
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: UK Court Orders Can Be Served Over Twitter, But Can They Be Fought Anonymously?
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
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 and TheAppleBlog
Olly Farshi / TheAppleBlog: Tweetie 2: The Complete iPhone Preview
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.
Discussion: MacNN, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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
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
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Not With a Bing, but a Whimper III
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?
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
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: Gawker, VentureBeat, Dvorak Uncensored, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs and TechFlash
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Watch Larry Ellison Flip Out At His Own Idea
John C Dvorak / Dvorak Uncensored: Larry Ellison's Rant on Cloud Computing
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?
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, PE Hub Blog and VentureBeat, 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
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: Cleantech trumps IT, biotech as dominant investment sector in Q3
Dong Ngo / CNET News:
McAfee launches online backup service — McAfee, one of the world's largest Internet security providers, wants to go one step further in keeping your data safe. It now offers to store your backup data for you. — The company announced Thursday the availability of its McAfee Online Backup …
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 …
Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech: In Cisco deal, Tandberg does just fine
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
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Cisco to buy video firm Tandberg for $3 billion
Andy Abramson / Working Anywhere: Cisco Buys Tandberg-What it Means
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Cisco Buys Tandberg For $3 Billion
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Cisco To Buy Tandberg For $3 Billion In Cash
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Cisco Acquires Norwegian Video Conferencing Company for $3B
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?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The acquisition days are back as Cisco picks up Norwegian firm for $3 billion
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
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, TechCrunch, Mashable!, CNET News and Movable Type
Christina Warren / Mashable!: TypePad Motion: Six Apart's Take on Microblogging
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Six Apart resurrects Pownce in new microblogging platform
Ginger Tulley / Movable Type: Announcing the TypePad Platform
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 …
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. …
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., Between the Lines, the Econsultancy blog and Fast Company
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Percentage of Internet users clicking on display ads halved in two years
Michael Cooney / Computerworld:
U.S. Homeland Security wants to hire 1,000 cybersecurity experts — The Department of Homeland Security is looking to hire 1,000 cybersecurity professionals in the next three years according to the agency's secretary Janet Napolitano. — The Department of Homeland Security is looking …
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, Hardware 2.0 and p2pnet
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: UPDATED: Why is Mozilla getting involved in the IE/Chrome Frame debate?