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: CNET News, eHomeUpgrade, 9 to 5 Mac, Sample the Web, Gizmodo, DisplayBlog, The iPhone Blog, GottaBeMobile.com and digg.com
Peter Kafka / CNET News: Another (loud, fuzzy) peek at Wired's tablet edition
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Condé Nast Shows Off ‘Digital Magazine’ …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Wired's Tablet work profiled
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web: ANNOUNCEMENT: Just like Wired, Sample the Web will support the Apple Tablet
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo: Wired for the Apple Tablet
Jin / DisplayBlog: Wired's iTablet App
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Wired's “We Really Hope Apple's Making an iTablet!” Interface Concept
Mtnboy / digg.com: Wired's Concept iTablet App [Video]
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
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
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 — Critics have accused President Obama of kowtowing to Chinese leaders, by failing to meet dissidents, toning down his criticisms and delaying a meeting with the Dalai Lama. On balance, I think that criticism is premature: Confrontation doesn't help with China and can hurt …
Discussion: Mashable!, Lockergnome Blog Network, LiveSide, Life On the Wicked Stage, Gizmodo Australia and Slashdot, Thanks:atul
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Bing Accused of Censoring Simplified Chinese Language Searches
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Boycott Bing For Being Like Google
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: A Bing boycott? Why not boycott China?
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Nicholas Kristof Joins the Stop China Hypocrites
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo Australia: Remainders — Stuff We Didn't Post (And Why)
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: Gizmodo, TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, The Awl and Crave
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo: Apple Denying Support to Smokers?
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Smoking kills... your Mac
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
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.
Samsung Omnia II poses for Exclusive pictures — Published on: Yesterday by PhoneArena Team — As we just reported, Verizon is expected to finally launch the Samsung Omnia II on December 2nd. Set to price at $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and your John Hancock on a 2 year contract …
Discussion: WMExperts, MobileTechWorld, WMPoweruser.com and Engadget
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Oh, hi, Verizon Omnia II
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Verizon's Samsung Omnia II launching December 2 for $200
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: Techdirt, industry.bnet.com and TECH.BLORGE.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: If Google's Book Scanning Violates Copyright Law, What About The AP's Book Scanning?
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: Edible Apple and 9 to 5 Mac
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 …
David Coursey / PC World:
Brin: Two Google Operating Systems May Become One — It has been difficult for Google to explain away the seeming conflict between Chrome OS and Android. — Saying that Chrome is for the Internet and Android for devices, requires a belief that users actually make the distinction.
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com, CIO.com, Engadget and Network World
Jr Raphael / LinuxWorld.com: Google Chrome OS: A Simple FAQ
Shane O'Neill / CIO.com: Google Chrome OS: Everything You Need to Know
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: Google Chrome OS available as free VMWare download (update: first impressions)
Randall C. Kennedy / Network World: Why Chrome OS will fail — big time
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Google Chrome OS has already won
Why Google Chrome OS has already won
Discussion: Open Sources's blog and Forbes
Taylor Buley / Forbes: Chrome OS: Operating Error?