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 …
Discussion: Scobleizer, broadstuff, Likes.com and Going Social Now
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: More thoughts on in-Tweet advertising
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Killing the thing you love via Twitter......
Bindu Reddy / Likes.com: Likes.com - What we have been doing?
Shiv Singh / Going Social Now: Risks with Twitter Advertising
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
At a Software Powerhouse, the Good Life Is Under Siege — The pool at SAS. Often rated among the best places to work, SAS is facing new business threats. More Photos > — CARY, N.C. — A TOUR of its carefully tended, 300-acre corporate campus here leaves little doubt why surveys …
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Twitter.com traffic down? Seesmic Web is +30%/month — There are many reports that the traffic from Twitter.com would be going down. We see the opposite on the app side, at least for Seesmic. Seesmic Web is growing very strong as you can see the number of Tweets posted growing.
Discussion: Android Central and AndroidGuys, Thanks:seesmic
Data on Twitter Decline Stacks Up
Data on Twitter Decline Stacks Up
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech and The Hill
Kim Hart / The Hill: Twitter traffic starts to teeter
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, EverythingiCafe, Erictric, Mobilewhack.com, Edible Apple, MacRumors and Gizmodo
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: iTouch Camera Rumors Resurface
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo: Here We Go Again: Camera Equipped iPod Touch This Spring?
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
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, MacRumors, Erictric, Sample the Web, eHomeUpgrade, 901am, DisplayBlog, The iPhone Blog, GottaBeMobile.com, Gizmodo and 9 to 5 Mac
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Another (Loud, Fuzzy) Peek at Wired's Tablet Edition
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web: ANNOUNCEMENT: Just like Wired, Sample the Web will support the Apple Tablet
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Condé Nast Shows Off ‘Digital Magazine’ …
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Wired's iTablet Demo with Digitized Magazine Content
Jin / DisplayBlog: Wired's iTablet App
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Wired's “We Really Hope Apple's Making an iTablet!” Interface Concept
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo: Wired for the Apple Tablet
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Wired's Tablet work profiled
Matt / WordPress Publisher Blog:
WordPress and Windows Azure — This week I had a unique opportunity to appear at Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, to demo four open source technologies — WordPress, Apache, MySQL, PHP — running on Microsoft's new EC2 competitor called Azure.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and thewhir.com
David Hamilton / thewhir.com: Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Will Host WordPress Blogs
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: The Register, AppleInsider, Boy Genius Report, Mobilewhack.com, Gizmodo Australia, 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW, The Awl and Crave
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Some healthy advice: Don't smoke near your Mac
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo Australia: Apple Denying Support to Smokers?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Smokers: Apple doesn't want your business
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Smoking kills... your Mac
Chris Matyszczyk / Crave: The gadget blog: How smoking can ruin your Mac
Mrinal Desai / TechCrunch:
Screening The News — Editor's note: Today, being a news junkie requires not just the ability to keep up with hundreds of breaking stories a day, but the ability to redistribute those stories to your followers and news sites. To get some insight into the modern news junkie …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Brin: Google's OSes likely to converge — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google's dual-pronged operating-system strategy will likely produce a single OS down the road, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. — Many Google observers were puzzled when the company announced plans for Chrome OS in July …
Discussion: Computerworld, TECH.BLORGE.com, PC World and Download Squad
Seth H. Weintraub / Computerworld: Google's Chrome OS will make a good ‘second computer’
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Motorola Droid just $119 from Dell — We love seeing hot new smartphones getting their price tags slashed mere weeks after its initial launch. The latest price reduction on the Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Droid comes from Dell.com, making it possible to put a Droid in your pocket for just $119 …
Discussion: Phone Arena, TFTS, Pulse2, The Toybox and 9 to 5 Mac
Andrew Tingle / TFTS: MOTOROLA DROID PRICE SLASHED BY DELL [DELL DROID HOT DEAL …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Want A Droid? It Now Sells For $120 On Dell.com.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Verizon Droids already dropping in price. Dell sells for $120
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.
Michelle Meyers / CNET News: GrandCentral Web site to jump the tracks