Maureen Heymans / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Social Search: I finally found my friend's New York blog! — Your friends and contacts are a key part of your life online. Most people on the web today make social connections and publish web content in many different ways, including blogs, status updates and tweets.
Discussion: internetnews.com, PC World, Mashable!, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, CNET News, MediaPost, WebProNews, Erictric, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Search Engine Roundtable, AppScout, Neowin.net, Lifehacker, Search Engine Journal, Google Operating System, The Next Web, The Noisy Channel and Screenwerk, Thanks:jungleg
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Google Social Search Goes Live
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Search Gets Personal: Social Search Launches in Google Labs
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google Social Search: Twitter And FriendFeed Highlighted. What About Facebook?
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: How Google's new social search can suck in your Facebook friends
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google Social Search to go live Monday
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Personalizing Search Gets Social
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Launches Social Search Experiment
Bertrand / Erictric: Google Social Search is Now Live
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Rolling Out Social Search (in Labs)
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Video: Demo of Google's Social Search Project
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Adds Social Network Search to Labs
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Google introduces Social Search
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Google Launches Social Search Experiment to Search What Your Friends Are Posting
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Social Search
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google Social Search is live! Try it now
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Google Experimenting with Social Search
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Social Search on Google Now Live
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Social Search Launches, Gives Results From Your Trusted “Social Circle” — Google Social Search is rolling out, a new service from Google that allows you to easily find material written by people you know and trust. It's a pretty cool idea, especially in that it's pretty painless to get started using it.
Ephraim Gadsby / Gawker:
Bill Keller: Apple Tablet ‘Impending’ — Bill Keller may have casually mentioned that Apple's not-officially-happening-but-clearly- happening tablet computer is imminent and that the New York Times are working to bring content to it. — Earlier this year a stealth team from the newspaper was rumoured …
Discussion: Computerworld, 9 to 5 Mac, Silicon Alley Insider, AppleInsider, PC World, MacRumors, CNET News, The Register, eWeek, Gadget Lab, Fast Company, IntoMobile, Mashable! and Electricpig.co.uk
Robert X. Cringely / Computerworld: iPod: The device that changed everything
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: NYTimes' Executive Editor mentions ‘the impending Apple slate’
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: New York Times Editor Refers to ‘Impending Apple Slate’
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: New York Times preparing for ‘impending Apple slate’
Chris Mellor / The Register: New York Times Editor drops Apple tablet in talk
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Apple Tablet Rumors Fueled by New York Times Editor's Speech
Dylan F. Tweney / Gadget Lab: Times Editor Lets Apple ‘Slate’ News Slip — Sorta
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Photos of the SIM card tray from the 4th generation iPhone out in the wild
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple Tablet “Impending” ... And It Might Have Something to Do With Newspapers
Ben Sillis / Electricpig.co.uk: Apple tablet name revealed?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple Tablet rumor roundup: NYT speaks of ‘impending Apple slate,’ new SIM tray leaks (video) — Bear with us as we bring you the latest rumors related to the most important product that never was: the Apple tablet. Today we have a pair of rumors bubbling to the surface of a delicious tattle brew.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: CHART OF THE DAY: Mac Users Ready To Pay Anything For Apple Tablet
Liam Cassidy / TheAppleBlog: NYT Editor Hints at Upcoming Apple Slate
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: More Tablet Rumors Surface
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Times exec hints at Apple tablet
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple tablet SIM-tray spotted for sale; Foxconn tipped as manufacturer (again)
Muhammad Ali / ithinkdifferent: iPhone 4G may get a larger Sim Card Tray
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
A Verizon iPhone Is 'Exclusively in Apple's Court,' Verizon Says — Verizon Wireless takes jabs at the iPhone in its Droid advertising, but it said Monday that it's still interested in selling the popular device. … In fact, it's not up to the carrier, suggested Ivan Seidenberg, chief executive of Verizon Communications.
Discussion: Tech Beat, Silicon Alley Insider, The Mac Observer, Electronista and InformationWeek
Spencer Ante / Tech Beat: Verizon Still Wants the iPhone (Despite those Droid Ads)
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Verizon CEO: We'd LOVE To Sell The iPhone
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Verizon CEO: iPhone For Us Is Up To Apple
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon preps fourth quarter device barrage; Droid will ‘stimulate demand’ — Verizon delivered a solid third quarter courtesy of its wireless business, which added 1.2 million net customers excluding acquisitions. The company also said it is set up for the fourth quarter with the launch …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Verizon, Digital Daily, Dealscape, Bits, Dow Jones Newswires, paidContent, jkOnTheRun, eWeek, DSLreports, Reuters, Gearlog, Mashable! and SlashGear
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Verizon: iDon't Not Want The iPhone
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Verizon Doing Just Fine Without iPhone, Thanks
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: More strong tech earnings expected this week
Saul Hansell / Bits: Droid or Not, Verizon Still Wants the iPhone
Dianne See Morrison / paidContent: Earnings: Verizon Profit Down; Wireless Unit Revenues Jump
Roy Mark / eWeek: Wireline Losses Drain Verizon's Profits
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: Verizon Keeps iPhone Hopes Alive
Christina Warren / Mashable!: BlackBerry Storm2 Arrives at Verizon on October 28th
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Verizon BlackBerry Storm2: October 28th for $180
Michael Schneider / Variety:
MacFarlane special loses Microsoft — Microsoft has yanked its sponsorship off Fox's upcoming Seth MacFarlane comedy/variety special. Fox still plans to air “Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show” on Nov. 8, but with another, yet-to-be-named sponsor.
Discussion: MediaMemo, The Raw Feed, Company Town, The Live Feed | THR and Engadget
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Microsoft Bails Out Of “Family Guy” …
Hollywoodreporter / The Live Feed | THR: Microsoft watches ‘Family Guy,’ pulls out of special
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft nixes ‘Family Guy’ deal after content proves too raunchy
Microsoft nixes ‘Family Guy’ deal after content proves too raunchy
Mark Kinsey / Facebook Developers:
Extending Facebook Share — Each week, users share more than 2 billion pieces of content on Facebook, and most of that sharing is facilitated by Facebook Share buttons across the Web, on websites like YouTube, Wall Street Journal, and Photobucket. With just a few lines of code …
Discussion: eWeek, Facebook Blog, Between the Lines, ReadWriteWeb, Webmonkey, CNET News, Stay N' Alive, Mashable!, All Facebook and AppScout
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Facebook Becomes Erstwhile Digg Destroyer With Live Share Counter
Mark Kinsey / Facebook Blog: Keeping Count of Sharing Across the Web
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Launches Live Counts & Stats for Sharing Widget
Michael Calore / Webmonkey: New Facebook Features Show It's Still Finding Its Real-Time Legs
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Facebook's ‘share’ buttons: Now with numbers
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Makes Link Data Public With Share Analytics
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Facebook Adds Share Tracker, Details on Memorial Profiles
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Share Adds Live Share Counts, Analytics
Facebook Share Adds Live Share Counts, Analytics
Discussion: VentureBeat and Inside Facebook
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Facebook revs up sharing features to become a content hub
Roadmap for Outlook Personal Folders (.pst) Documentation — By Paul Lorimer, Group Manager, Microsoft Office Interoperability — Data portability has become an increasing need for our customers and partners as more information is stored and shared in digital formats.
Discussion: BetaNews, The Register, CNET News, Ars Technica, TechFlash and Tim Anderson's ITWriting
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: At long last, Microsoft to release Outlook .PST file specifications
Cade Metz / The Register: Microsoft promises world open Outlook data
Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft to open up Outlook data format
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft to open up Outlook .PST data format
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
GeoCities' time has expired, Yahoo closing the site today — We always imagined how this might end: GeoCities would finally take down all of the animated “under construction” signs, and we'd hear one last Midi file to the tune of horns playing taps. — Instead, GeoCities will probably go down with a whimper today.
Discussion: Gawker, VentureBeat, Macworld, WebProNews, Netcraft, Deal Journal, bub.blicio.us, Maximum PC, The SiliconANGLE, Technologizer and Download Squad
Alice Joy / VentureBeat: GeoCities shuttered today
Network World / Macworld: The day the Web sites died: Yahoo shutters GeoCities
Chris Crum / WebProNews: R.I.P. GeoCities: The Old Days Remembered
Paul Mutton / Netcraft: GeoCities Closure sees Surge in Phishing
Michael Corkery / Deal Journal: Deals from Hell: Yahoo Buries GeoCities
Michelle Lentz / bub.blicio.us: In Memoriam: Geocities — I was sad today when I realized …
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Geocities Finally Shuts the Gates
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: End of an Era: XKCD Commemorates Geocities Closed Down.
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Curtain Call for GeoCities
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: GeoCities (1995-2009) is finally put out of our misery
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Facebook and MySpace are engaged in contentsharing talks — Facebook and MySpace are in talks about sharing content across both sites, according to senior figures at the two companies. — The move could potentially see MySpace music and video footage being shared on Facebook via its Connect platform …
Discussion: CNET News, paidContent, Mashable! and WebProNews
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Facebook and MySpace ‘in talks?’ Of course
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: MySpace In Talks To Share Content With Facebook Via Connect
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Sign-In to MySpace With ... Facebook?
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Facebook, MySpace May Share Content
Max Kelly / Facebook Blog:
Memories of Friends Departed Endure on Facebook — I'm facing an anniversary soon: I will have worked at Facebook for four years. I was originally drawn to the company for the opportunity to help build a technology that enables people to model their social network and interact with it online.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, Mashable!, WebProNews, All Facebook, CNET News, Toronto Star, Boing Boing and Technologizer
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Facebook Adds More Game-like Suggestions
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Facebook Recommends Reconnecting with Ex-Lovers, Dead Friends
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Facebook Reminds Users How to Handle Death
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Provides Advice For Those Users Who See Deceased Friend Suggestions
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: With ‘memorialized’ profiles, Facebook sees dead people
Maple Leafs / Toronto Star: Facebook urges users to reconnect with dead people
Lisa Katayama / Boing Boing: How to memorialize friends who have passed away on Facebook
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Facebook for the Departed — Over at Facebook's official blog …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will There Be an Android App Boom Soon? — With a number of Google's Android OS-based smartphones on the horizon, developers are devoting significant resources to the mobile platform, which will result in a boom in Android apps, according to reports from two Silicon Valley startups, Flurry and AdMob.
Discussion: AndroidGuys, Inc.com and jkOnTheRun
Jose Salviati / AndroidGuys: Android Application Tsunami Coming?
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Android Ecosystem — This Week in Android
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Microsoft, Google and the Bear — Excuse me for repeating a hoary old joke: … This succinctly describes the relationship when it comes to smartphones between Google (the camper with the running shoes), Microsoft (the other camper) and Apple (the bear). — I wrote an article in Monday's Times …
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Open Source and MobileTechWorld, Thanks:enauzer
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: NYT Story on Major Cellphone Makers Switching From Windows Mobile to Android
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Why Android is beating Windows Mobile
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Big Cellphone Makers Shifting to Android System
Big Cellphone Makers Shifting to Android System
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Engadget, Financial Times, Edible Apple, TUAW and Tech Trader Daily, Thanks:atul
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Microsoft, Google, and the Bear
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: CE-Oh no he didn't! …
Chris Nuttall / Financial Times: Google's Android takes on Apple
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: On the Wires: Smartphone Wars
China Real Time Report:
The Facebook Few — 14,000 and Falling — The number of Facebook users in China is dwindling. Or to be more exact: falling off a cliff. And not by choice, as anyone who has tried to access Facebook in China recently knows. — It's no secret among people in the Internet business in China …
Discussion: Globe and Mail
Sean Gregory / Time:
ESPN vs. Deadspin: Sports-Media Spat Turns Ugly Online — The recent revelation that ESPN baseball analyst (and former Mets executive) Steve Phillips carried out an extramartial affair with a young production assistant, who then allegedly stalked his family, was shocking enough — enough …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
CNBC: We're Not Going To Apologize For Blowing Friday's Microsoft News — Anyone who was trading Microsoft (MSFT) on Friday could be forgiven for screaming obscenities at their TV. — An incorrect report by CNBC around 10:50am temporarily smacked the stock.
Discussion: Gawker and Life On the Wicked Stage
John Cook / Gawker: CNBC's Microsoft Fail
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Boob Tubing: CNBC Screws Up MSFT Stock Info
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
MacBook Pros to receive new Quad-core processors in coming weeks? — An Applesana forum poster (via Applesfera) is reporting that the new Mac OS 10.6.2 OS build 10C531 contains the following references to new MacBook Pros: — Current MacBook Pros are Version 5_5.
Discussion: TUAW, MacRumors, Crave, Applesfera, AppleInsider, CrunchGear, Softpedia News, TheAppleBlog, Erictric, Electronista, I4U News and SlashGear
Brian Garner / AppleInsider: Evidence points to new MacBook Pros on horizon
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Core i7/i5-powered MacBook Pros on tap?
Liam Cassidy / TheAppleBlog: Mac OS X 10.6.2 Update Points to New MacBook Pros
Robert Evans / I4U News: MacBook Pro 6.1/6.2 Coming Soon?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: New MacBook Pro notebooks tipped by OS X config file
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Retailers Try Twitter - Still Prefer Facebook, YouTube and MySpace — Social networking sites are quickly becoming one of the most important places where retailers can meet potential customers and interact with their current customer base. According to a new report from eMarketer …
Discussion: eMarketer, Computerworld and WebProNews
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Study: Facebook, Twitter use at work costs big bucks
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Social Networks Blamed For $2.25B In Lost Productivity
Carl Icahn to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: ‘I Wish You Could Be Cloned’ — The WSJ's Jessica Vascellaro and Jeffrey McCracken file this dispatch: — Activist investor Carl Icahn earned his way onto the Yahoo board last year through epistolary warfare, sending Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock letter …
Brough / Communications:
Has AT&T Wireless data congestion been self-inflicted? — We've all heard or read stories about how iPhone usage has overloaded the AT&T Wireless network but it's likely at least some of their problems are the result of configuration errors specifically, congestion collapse induced by misconfigured buffers in their mobile core network.
Discussion: Technologizer and IntoMobile
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Does AT&T's network suck because the company didn't configure it properly?
Ebooks helping surge in library members — E-books are helping libraries attract a flurry of new members, as readers embrace digital novels. — After years of library membership declining and fears that the public no longer wanted to borrow books, some institutions are reporting a spike …
Discussion: Fast Company and TeleRead
David Rothman / TeleRead: E-books boosting usage at some UK libraries
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Palm Pixi Will Cost $99, Available Nov. 15 On Sprint — Sprint Nextel just announced that the new Palm Pixi will go on sale for $99 on Nov. 15. The Pixi is a smaller, skinnier answer to Palm's Pre. It's basically a souped-up version of its Centro device, which was especially popular with women.
Discussion: CrunchGear, VentureBeat, Macworld, internetnews.com, Digital Daily, Obsessable, Gadget Lab, jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo, Softpedia News, eWeek, BetaNews, Gearlog and Electronista
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Palm Pixi coming to Sprint on November 15
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Palm to debut new Pixi cell phone with Sprint on Nov. 15
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Pixi or Pre? $99 Will Get You Either.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Palm Launches Pixi on Sprint, Claims $250 is $100
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Palm Pixi Coming November 15 for $99
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Palm Pixi Lands on Sprint November 15th, For $100
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Palm Pixi to Arrive on the Sprint Network Nov. 15
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Palm Pixi lands Nov. 15, indicates a third webOS device
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: Palm Pixi Coming Nov. 15 from Sprint
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The E-Reader Explosion: A Cheat Sheet — By almost any imaginable definition, last week was the newsiest ever in the still-new world of e-book readers. We witnessed the unveiling of Barnes & Noble's ambitious Nook. We got more details about Plastic Logic's long-awaited device.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: inside Mozilla's Raindrop messaging platform — Mozilla Messaging, the organization behind the Thunderbird e-mail program, has introduced a new open source messaging aggregation platform: Raindrop. The project is at an extremely early stage of development but the code …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
How Moms Use Their iPhones — According to a new survey by mobile advertising network Greystripe, mothers with iPhones regularly let their children use their phones, download games specifically for their children and often use their phones at grocery stores to compare prices and check their grocery lists.
Discussion: internetnews.com, Fast Company and TechCrunch
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple to spend $4 million on Chicago subway station renovations — Apple has reportedly agreed to spend more than $4 million to renovate a Chicago subway station adjacent to a future Apple Store site, and also earned the right of first refusal to name the public transit stop.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple to get its own Chicago subway stop?
Mystery HTC Android Handset Has a Name and a Carrier — So do you remember the post we did on a certain mysterious HTC Android device that we've never seen before? — Well after doing some research I'm 90% positive as to what this phone is... Its the HTC Dragon! Well, sort of.
Discussion: Gearlog, Mobilewhack.com, MobileCrunch, AndroidGuys, I4U News, SlashGear, MobileTechWorld, Engadget, Gizmodo and Phone Arena
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: HTC Working on Android 2.0 Phones
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Rumor: Is this the Android-powered HTC Passion for Verizon?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Android Loaded HD2 Clone Coming To Verizon?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HTC confirm Android 2.0 smartphones incoming
Nilay Patel / Engadget: HTC Dragon coming to Verizon as the Passion?
Danny Allen / Gizmodo: Is This Verizon's Android 2.0 Version of the HTC HD2?
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Apple Skips Debate, Commits to Health Insurance — In the midst of a heated national debate over legislation to provide all Americans with affordable health insurance, Apple will skip the controversy entirely and extend full-benefit medical insurance to part-time employees in January 2010.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Macsimum News
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple extends health benefits to part-time staff
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Lenovo gets official with Win7-powered IdeaPad and IdeaCentre machines — Lenovo already got official with a couple of its Windows 7-powered machines last week, but it looks like the rest of the crop is landing today. Of course, we've already seen the 11.6-inch IdeaPad U150 and 15.6-inch U550 pop …
Discussion: internetnews.com, HotHardware.com News, Computerworld, Maximum PC, Mobilewhack.com and I4U News
Shawn Oliver / HotHardware.com News: Lenovo Announces New Windows 7-Equipped IdeaPad And IdeaCentre Rigs
Darren Gladstone / Computerworld: Lenovo: Our Windows 7 Laptops are Faster
Robert Evans / I4U News: Lenovo Launches Windows 7 IdeaPad/Centre Computers