Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Video Demonstrates Wired's Concept iTablet App — Who takes Apple's rumored touchscreen tablet seriously? Wired's parent company Condé Nast. Earlier this week, the corporation revealed its plans to work with Adobe to repurpose magazine content for upcoming digital devices, including the Apple tablet (if it is indeed real).
Discussion: MediaMemo, Erictric, 901am, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, Sample the Web, The iPhone Blog, eHomeUpgrade, DisplayBlog, GottaBeMobile.com and digg.com
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Another (Loud, Fuzzy) Peek at Wired's Tablet Edition
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Wired's iTablet Demo with Digitized Magazine Content
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Wired's Tablet work profiled
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo: Wired for the Apple Tablet
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web: ANNOUNCEMENT: Just like Wired, Sample the Web will support the Apple Tablet
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Wired's “We Really Hope Apple's Making an iTablet!” Interface Concept
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Condé Nast Shows Off ‘Digital Magazine’ …
Jin / DisplayBlog: Wired's iTablet App
Mtnboy / digg.com: Wired's Concept iTablet App [Video]
Data on Twitter Decline Stacks Up — Tweeting no more? — First, spectacular growth. Then a summertime slowdown. And now, in fall 2009, US traffic to Twitter.com is declining. — According to data provided to eMarketer by Nielsen, traffic to Twitter.com was down a dramatic 27.8% between September …
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech and The Hill
Kim Hart / The Hill: Twitter traffic starts to teeter
Laura Northrup / Consumerist:
Smoking Near Apple Computers Creates Biohazard, Voids Warranty — Unless you've just arrived in 2009 on a time machine, you know that smoking isn't good for you. Did you know, that smoking isn't good for your computer, either? It's true, at least according to Apple.
Discussion: AppleInsider, TUAW, Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac, The Awl and Crave
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Smoking kills... your Mac
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo: Apple Denying Support to Smokers?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Smokers: Apple doesn't want your business
Chris Matyszczyk / Crave: The gadget blog: How smoking can ruin your Mac
Bing / Search Blog:
Committed to Comprehensive Results — There's been some buzz today based on a post by Nicholas D. Kristof at the New York Times suggesting that Bing filters results for searches conducted outside of the People's Republic of China (PRC) using Simplified Chinese characters for their query.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: NYT's Kristof: Boycott Bing
Nicholas Kristof / Nicholas D. Kristof:
Boycott Microsoft Bing
Boycott Microsoft Bing
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage, Mashable!, LiveSide, Lockergnome Blog Network, Gizmodo Australia and Slashdot, Thanks:atul
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Nicholas Kristof Joins the Stop China Hypocrites
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Bing Accused of Censoring Simplified Chinese Language Searches
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: A Bing boycott? Why not boycott China?
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Boycott Bing For Being Like Google
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo Australia: Remainders — Stuff We Didn't Post (And Why)
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's iPhone App Is Broken. Who Will Fix It? — 10 days ago, Facebook developer Joe Hewitt rocked the iPhone development world when he announced that he would stop making iPhone apps because he was fed up with the way Apple is running the App Store. This is significant since Hewitt …
Discussion: App Advice and Daring Fireball
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: The Facebook iPhone App Is Broken
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Joe Hewitt's Three20 Framework and Private APIs
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Friend's Tweet Could Be an Ad — Tuesday was another typical day for John Chow, blogger and Internet entrepreneur in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Chow treated his 50,000 Twitter followers to a photograph of his lunch (barbecued chicken and French fries), discussed the weather …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Examining Windows 7's fast start — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer got lots of attention yesterday when he announced that the company has sold twice as many copies of Windows 7 as it did any previous version of the operating system in its first month. It's “a fantastic start,” he told shareholders at the company's annual meeting.
Discussion: PC World, Download Squad, Gizmodo and blogs.ft.com
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Hate the new Windows ‘start menu’? …
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Windows 7 Sales Are Great (Just Like Vista Sales in 2007)
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Windows 7 (nearly) ate my computer
Apple to release iPod Touch with camera this Spring? — We have heard from an inside source who claims the camera version of the iPod Touch 3G will be released this Spring. The source confirms to us that the iPod Touch 3G with camera had actually been planned for release this past September, but had problems passing quality control.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Edible Apple and Gizmodo
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
AP Scans Sarah Palin Book Without Permission; Look Out Google Book Search — Google, accused by some as being a book thief, now has company — the Associated Press. The AP patted itself on the back in an internal memo that detailed how it scanned a copy of Sarah Palin's book without permission, to make it searchable.
Discussion: industry.bnet.com, Techdirt and TECH.BLORGE.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: If Google's Book Scanning Violates Copyright Law, What About The AP's Book Scanning?
Matthew Newman / Bloomberg:
Oracle $7.4 Billion Sun Takeover May Be Blocked by EU on Competition Issue — Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) — Oracle Corp.'s planned $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. may be blocked by European Union regulators because of concerns Oracle might be able to eliminate Sun's MySQL database product …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google To Shut Down GrandCentral Website — Google Voice was GrandCentral before Google acquired that company back in 2007. Like most Google acquisitions it took a long time to fully rebuild the service on Google's infrastructure, and even today Google Voice is still in private beta.
Microsoft roadmap puts Windows 8 in 2012 — Microsoft should once again release its next mainstream version of Windows about three years after the last, a roadmap obtained this week reveals. The schedule has the major revision, tentatively titled “Windows 8,” launching in 2012 or about three years after Windows 7.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CNET News and Maximum PC
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Windows 8 Expected in 2012 According to Roadmap
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Roadmap Slide Pegs Windows 8 for 2012
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Exclusive: Zynga Says Offers Are Just 10% Of Revenues — In a new disclosure, Zynga tells us it makes 90% of its revenues from gamers putting their own money into the system to buy virtual goods. — Zynga says 10% of its revenues come from “offers” marketing, where sponsors agree …
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:atul