The New Microsoft Store launches with Windows 7 — You've read the amazing reviews and now the day is finally here. Without a doubt, one of the biggest launches of the year is Windows 7! — It's available for immediate purchase where you can choose to either have it shipped to you or to download it direct from Microsoft.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Microsoft: Windows 7 makes us cool again
Sarah Perez / Channel 10: Microsoft's Online Store Now Selling Windows 7 PCs
Stuart Elliott / New York Times: The Billion Designers of Windows 7
Craig Buckler / SitePoint: Microsoft Windows 7: the Launch Day and its Future
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft to ease Windows 7 upgrades to netbooks with USB key solution
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: Windows 7 Arrives with a Bang
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Windows 7 Gets Its Big Day
Pasmith / ITworld.com: Microsoft's big day
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Microsoft Store Overhauled to Encourage More Windows Shopping
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Microsoft Starts Selling PC's Online
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Microsoft online store now featuring third party hardware and software
Steven Bink / Bink.nu: 1st Microsoft Store ready
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
Microsoft Launches Windows 7 — Microsoft hopes that its first operating system in three years, Windows 7, makes a big splash, starting with its official launch Thursday. — The software company is counting on Windows 7 to help it stave off competition from Apple, and PC makers …
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Talks Up Chrome Operating System as Windows 7 Launches
Ina Fried / CNET News: Live blog: Windows 7 debuts in New York
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Best Thing About Windows 7? It's Not Vista.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Microsoft Officially Launches Windows 7
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Live From the Windows 7 Launch
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Windows 7 Launches
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: Burger King's Windows 7 Whopper
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft starts selling PCs online — NEW YORK—In a surprise move, Microsoft has started selling computers and third-party software via its online store. — It's part of a broader push to try to give Windows the kind of lift that Apple has gotten from its network of retail stores.
Discussion: Engadget, Computerworld, All about Microsoft, I4U News and TECH.BLORGE.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Microsoft Store opens to Scottsdale campers (video)
Daniel Ionescu / Computerworld: Windows 7: What the Reviews Say — Microsoft is unleashing Windows 7 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft starts selling PC hardware, third-party software via its online store
Robert Evans / I4U News: Microsoft Sells Computers Now
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft releases Windows 7 — It's midnight (Eastern time) on Thursday, October 22, 2009, which can only mean one thing: Windows 7 is now officially released. — Largely seen as a polishing of Microsoft's dud Windows Vista - and a much-awaited polishing - the new operating system …
Discussion: internetnews.com, L.A. Times Tech Blog, CNET News, Download Squad, Ars Technica, Guardian, Liliputing, Electronista, TechFlash, Computerworld, The Huffington Post, Softpedia News, Technologizer, Silicon Alley Insider, Obsessable, Tech Check with Jim Goldman, eWeek, Windows Connected, I4U News, Hardware 2.0, jkOnTheRun, paidContent and Japan Today
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Windows 7: Can Microsoft reboot reputation and give the tech sector a jolt?
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Windows 7 default user account control worries experts
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Windows 7 is here — At long last, Windows 7 is officially here.
Steve Ballmer / TechFlash: Video: Ballmer on Today show
David Coursey / Computerworld: Businesses Love Windows 7, Survey Says
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Twenty-Three Years of Windows Launch Oddities
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Steve Ballmer Is TOTALLY Sold On These Fantastic Windows 7 Machines
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: Amazon Kindle for PC
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Windows 7 Finds Adoption in Eastern Europe
Aubrey / Windows Connected: Happy Windows 7 Launch Day
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: My 7 favorite Windows 7 features
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Need Windows 7 Drivers? Check RadarSync
David Kaplan / paidContent: @ Windows 7: Ballmer Promises Greater Connections Between PC, TV And Phone
Nokia sues Apple in Delaware District Court for infringement of Nokia GSM, UMTS and WLAN patents — Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced that it has today filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in Delaware, alleging that Apple's iPhone infringes Nokia patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Silicon Alley Insider, Daring Fireball, GigaOM, NBC Bay Area, Brainstorm Tech, Digital Daily, Fast Company, Engadget, Computerworld, Between the Lines, BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, TheAppleBlog, Beet.TV, CrunchGear, The Register, InformationWeek, iLounge, IntoMobile, Digital Trends, MacRumors, Edible Apple and TUAW
Ian Edmondson / Wall Street Journal: Nokia Sues Apple Over iPhone
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: More on the Nokia Patent Lawsuit Against Apple
Owen Thomas / NBC Bay Area: Nokia to Apple: iPhone? More Like My Phone
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Nokia vs. Apple: $12 per iPhone
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Nokia Sues Apple
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Nokia Sues Apple: Jealous Much?
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Nokia sues Apple, says iPhone infringes ten patents
Cyrus Farivar / Computerworld: Nokia sues Apple over patent infringements
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Nokia Sues Apple For Patent Infringement Over iPhone
Andy Plesser / The Huffington Post: (Video) Patent Trouble: Nokia Sues Apple in U.S. Court Over iPhone
Charles Jade / TheAppleBlog: Nokia Sues Apple Over iPhone
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Patent Trouble: Nokia Sues Apple in U.S. Court Over iPhone
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Nokia sues Apple over iPhone
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Mix: AT&T, Nokia patents, Volkswagen Real Racing, MySpace + iTunes
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Nokia Sues Apple, Claims iPhone Infringes Ten Patents
Mel Martin / TUAW: Ouch! Nokia suing Apple over iPhone tech
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Lame Nokia Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement — Nokia is suing Apple over the iPhone, claiming patent infringement for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards. — Nokia licenses these technologies to other companies but says Apple has not paid for the right to use them ever.
Discussion: Reuters, BBC, Ars Technica, CNET News, Agence France Presse, VentureBeat, Associated Press, Music Ally, Macworld, Tech Trader Daily, Mobile Industry Review, Mashable! and MacNN
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Nokia sues Apple, says iPhone infringes patents
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Nokia sues Apple for patent infringement
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Nokia files patent lawsuit against Apple over the iPhone
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Nokia sues Apple, claims iPhone infringes ten patents
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Nokia Sues Apple For Patent Infringement
Ewan / Mobile Industry Review: Nokia's legal action potentially massively damaging to their reputation
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Nokia: iPhone Is Infringing on Our Patents
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Amazon's international Kindle surprises owners with $20 refund, limited web browsing — The only thing better than unannounced functionality is an automatic, surprise refund on your purchase. With the international version of Amazon's 6-inch Kindle you get both.
David Carnoy / CNET News: Amazon stops selling Sprint-powered Kindle
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Amazon Trims Kindle's Price to Match the Nook
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Amazon axe US-only Kindle, international Kindle now $259
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: Amazon rushes to cut International Kindle price to stave off B&N nook sales
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Amazon Debuts Kindle App for Windows
David Rothman / TeleRead: No more domestic-only Kindle 2: Amazon intros $259 K2 price …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: One World, One Kindle
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Amazon's international edition Kindle is now $20 cheaper
Brent Evans / GeekTonic: International Kindle Price Drops
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Nook Mobile Ads on the iPhone, LA Times Reveals Kindle Subscriber Numbers
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Hands-On With the International Kindle and Its Surprise Web Access
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's new 27 inch iMac designed to also work as a display — Apple has designed its new 27" iMac model to serve as an external display for DisplayPort devices such as recent MacBook and MacBook Pros. — The new model is the first all-in-one system from Apple that doubles as an external display.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, 9 to 5 Mac and Personal Technology
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: The 27-Inch iMac Is the New Apple TV
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology: Apple's New iMac, MacBook Grow Better, Brighter
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
A look inside Apple's new 27-inch iMac (teardown photos) — Just days after its unveiling, Apple's newest Mac desktop hardware has been disassembled, revealing the tightly-packed innards of the 27-inch iMac hidden behind its 11-pound screen. — The new 27-inch iMac features a large 2560 by 1440 pixel LED-backlit display.
Discussion: Macsimum News, The Apple Core and Gizmodo
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘iFixit’ tears down 27-inch iMac, Magic Mouse
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: More Apple teardowns: Fall 2009 iMac & Magic Mouse
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: iMac Teardown Reveals What Apple Hides Behind Its Logo
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Ballmer Talks Natal, Says Blu-ray Add-On for Xbox Coming — In the first segment of our exclusive Steve Ballmer interview series, the Microsoft CEO and I talk about Natal, the blurring of console generations, and the surprising assertion that “you'll be able to get” Blu-ray add-on drives for Xbox 360.
Discussion: PC World, BetaNews, Electronista, The Microsoft Blog, SlipperyBrick.com, Maximum PC, DigitalBattle.com, SlashGear, I4U News, TechSpot, VG247, Pocket-lint.com and GamesIndustry.biz
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews: Live from the NYC Windows 7 press event
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Video: Ballmer talks on FOX Business
Conner Flynn / SlipperyBrick.com: Ballmer hints at Blu-ray add-on for Xbox 360
Jeff Baker / DigitalBattle.com: Blu-ray finally coming to Xbox 360?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Ballmer confirms Xbox 360 Blu-ray accessory?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Xbox 360 Gets A Blu-ray Drive Says Steve Ballmer?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Steve Ballmer confirms Xbox 360 Blu-ray add-on?
Johnny Cullen / VG247: Ballmer: 360 will get “Blu-ray drives as accessories”
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Blu-ray coming to Xbox 360
Scott MacKintosh / GamesIndustry.biz: Ballmer hints at Blu-ray accessories for Xbox 360
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T cuts churn rate; Activates 3.2 million iPhones; Touts network upgrades — AT&T's bet on the iPhone continues to work well. The company reported a better-than-expected third quarter, delivered post paid churn of 1.17 percent (a low for AT&T), activated 3.2 million iPhones and boosted data revenue by 33.6 percent.
Erica Ogg / CNET News: AT&T increases its share of iPhone activations
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: AT&T exec implies iPhone exclusivity in U.S. to end
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: What the iPhone did for AT&T — Sales are up. Churn is down.
Dianne See Morrison / paidContent: Earnings: iPhone Helps AT&T Beat Expectations
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: 3 in 4 New Phones on AT&T Are iPhones
Karl Bode / DSLreports: AT&T Has Biggest iPhone Quarter Yet …
Roy Mark / eWeek: iPhone Sales Soar, Profits Flat for ATandT
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: AT&T activates 3.2 Million iPhones in the quarter, a new record
Matt Hamblen / InfoWorld: AT&T adds 3.2 million iPhones in Q3
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: AT&T YP Revs Down, YP Trade Orgs Merge
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: AT&T Activates Record 3.2 Million iPhones in Q3
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: iPhone Buzz top picks: AT&T profits soar on iPhone, Nokia suit, and iPhone gaming
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: AT&T Q3 EPS Tops Street; Big Quarter For iPhone
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior: Earnings Reveal AT&T Doomed Without iPhone
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: AT&T on iPhone Exclusivity, Dropped Calls and Net Neutrality
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
FCC Agrees to Set Rules on Net Neutrality — The Federal Communications Commission at an open meeting today approved a draft of proposed rules related to net neutrality. As expected, the rules call for transparency and aim to ensure that the owners of the broadband pipe can't discriminate …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Brainstorm Tech, Post Tech, BetaNews, A VC, Bits, Ars Technica, The Hill, Macworld, eWeek, Gizmodo, DSLreports and IntoMobile, Thanks:atul
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: FCC Votes to Pursue Genachowski's Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
Stephanie N. Mehta / Brainstorm Tech: Net neutrality: Round one goes to Google & Co.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: FCC advances net neutrality rules for wireless carriers
Saul Hansell / Bits: F.C.C. Begins Crafting Rules on Network Neutrality
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: FCC proposes network neutrality rules (and big exemptions)
John Herrman / Gizmodo: FCC: We're Going to Make Net Neutrality the Law
Harry Wallop / Telegraph:
Apple's iPod shuffle ‘worst’ mp3 player — Apple's new iPod shuffle has come botton in a survey of mp3 players tested by a leading consumer watchdog. — The new Apple iPod shuffle, the size of an AA battery, has scored just 51 out of a possible 100 points in a study published by Which? …
Discussion: Macsimum News and T3.com News
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: iPod shuffle named worst MP3 player in 'Which?" survey
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple's new Magic Mouse disassembled, with pictures — The world's first multi-touch mouse, Apple's new Magic Mouse, has been pulled apart from all of the glue that holds it together, allowing a glimpse at its internal components. — The new Mighty Mouse has a solid acrylic surface on a low-profile body.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Computerworld
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Magic Mouse: Oh my God—it's full of capacitive sensors!
Facebook public updates go live on Bing ‘within two months’ — Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, has confirmed its search deal with Microsoft's Bing is expected to launch within two months and that Facebook isn't making any money from the arrangement.
Discussion: GMSV, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, The Next Web and T3.com News
John Murrell / GMSV: Google, Bing arm themselves with tweet seekers
Motorola Droid coming to Best Buy on 24 October? — Published on: Today by PhoneArena Team — The Motorola Droid is one of the most frequently mentioned handsets these days. Supposedly, the first Android-based device to be offered by Verizon will be showcased on 28 October in New York.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile, Softpedia News, MobileCrunch, AndroidGuys and Android Phone Fans
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Verizon hosting Droid event on October 28
Matt Burns / MobileCrunch: Rumor: Best Buy to have the Motorola Droid on October 24 for $599 sans contract
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Every Win 7 Tablet is a Multitouch Color Kindle (With This App) — One of the “surprises” at the Windows 7 keynote: a multitouch Kindle app for Windows 7 from Amazon. Ebook reading with pinch text zooming, and yes, color photos. Looks great. A full-color shot:
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Kindle goes multitouch on Windows 7
Cade Metz / The Register: Amazon nuzzles Win 7 with PC Kindleware
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Kindle Coming to PCs
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: Kindle for the PC Announced - and it's awesome!
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Kindle for PC application revealed at Windows 7 launch
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Amazon introduces Kindle for Windows 7, Vista, XP PCs
Robert Evans / I4U News: Kindle For PC: A Free Windows 7 App
Keiko Morris / Newsday:
Newsday.com moves to subscriber model — Beginning Wednesday, most of Newsday.com — content will only be available to subscribers of Optimum Online, Newsday, or those willing to pay for it. — Those who are not customers of Optimum Online or the newspaper - both owned …
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and Reflections of a Newsosaur
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook shows off new homepage for touchscreen phones — Facebook is testing a new mobile homepage designed for touchscreen phones. You can try it here at http://touch.facebook.com. After launching apps for both the iPhone and Google's Android platform, Facebook still has to work …
Discussion: All Facebook, Electricpig.co.uk and Geekword
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Relaunches Touchscreen Mobile Support
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: Facebook reveals a new hompage for Touchscreen phones
Michelle Chen / Google Mobile Blog:
Layers come to Google Maps for BlackBerry — We're excited to announce that version 3.2 of Google Maps for mobile is now available for BlackBerry. This release contains many of the same features we recently launched on Windows Mobile and S60, including Layers.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, BB Geeks, MobileContentToday, Search Engine Roundtable, Google Maps Mania and PhoneNews.com, Thanks:atul
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Maps for mobile 3.2 Brings Layers to the BlackBerry
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Maps for Blackberry Version 3.2 Adds Layers & Fixes GPS Issues
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Google Maps for BlackBerry Update
Mike Zielonka / PhoneNews.com: Google Maps for BlackBerry Adds Layers
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Mac OS X 10.6.2 set to ship as latest dev beta seems bug-free — Apple developers are currently testing the latest pre-release beta, Mac OS X 10.6.2, and the good news is the software appears relatively bug-free, suggesting it may ship imminently. — There's two big reasons Mac users …
Discussion: OS X BraZil, ithinkdifferent and MacRumors
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Dvorak joins the Win7 basher brigade — Man, you know things are bad when even this f**khead turns on you. Dvorak says Win7 is just a “Vista martini.” But you'll never guess what's really got him soiling his Depends. — It's that the Borg flacks don't call and fawn all over him anymore.
Discussion: PC Magazine
John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine: Windows 7 Vodka and the Microsoft Hangover
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Box.net Launches Integration With Salesforce — Box.net, the online file storage and sharing service, has just launched integration with Salesforce.com. Starting today businesses will be able to add a Box.net app to their Salesforce accounts, allowing them to quickly access their documents …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Software as Services and CloudAve
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb: Box.net Partners with Salesforce.com: The Next Step for SaaS and the Enterprise
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services: Box.net wants to be the Switzerland of data
Ben Kepes / CloudAve: Box.net - Another Frontal Assault on Microsoft
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba Dynario fuel-cell: the battery revolution begins October 29th — We can hardly believe it but the day has finally arrived: Toshiba just launched the first Dynario fuel-cell for portable consumer electronics. That's right, the long promised and highly anticipated direct methanol fuel-cell …
Discussion: Toshiba and Agence France Presse
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Reports 2009 Third-Quarter Results — The New York Times Company announced today 2009 third-quarter results. — Operating profit excluding depreciation, amortization, severance and the special items discussed below grew 30.2 percent to $80.6 million …
Discussion: New York Times, TechCrunch, MediaMemo, paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider and DailyFinance
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times: Times Co. Shows Loss but Beats Forecast
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: As The NYT Shrinks, The Internet Now Brings Nearly A Quarter …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: New York Times Cuts Its Way To Huge Earnings Surprise, Revenue In Line
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance: NY Times CEO sees improvement in ad economy
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Exploring Ad-Supported Operating Systems? — In an unusual patent application filed in 2008, Apple explores the possibility of integrated ads into an operating system. The graphics provided even show how it might be integrated into Mac OS X (see above).
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget, TheAppleBlog and Electricpig
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Free, ad supported version of OSX being investigated
Liam Cassidy / TheAppleBlog: A Patent Nightmares are Made Of: OS X With Ads
Joe Minihane / Electricpig: Apple working on ad-supported OS X?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
More Twitter Love From Microsoft As It Sets Up @MicrosoftHelps — Microsoft has set up a Twitter account called @MicrosoftHelps and aims to provide Windows 7 customer support on the hot micro-sharing service, writes Sarah Perez over at Channel 10. — The account has been around for a week …
Discussion: Channel 10, Erictric and Geekword
Muhammad Ali / Geekword: MicrosoftHelps: Microsoft Customer Service Center on Twitter
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Gamers Rejoice! Legendary Civilization Is Coming to Facebook — One of the best known video game franchises of all time, Sid Meier's Civilization, will get a Facebook version under the name Civilization Network. — Originally released back in 1991, Civilization is a turn based strategy game …
Discussion: CNET News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Sid Meier bringing Civilization to Facebook
David Sheets / St. Louis Post-Dispatch: ‘Civilization’ is coming to Facebook