Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Core i7 iMacs showing up DOA — including ours — Apple's new Core i7-based iMac might be a performance monster, but it looks like the whole family's having some problems getting out of the gate: in addition to the previously-noted performance issues with the Core 2 Duo models …
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Some Core i7 iMacs Showing Up Dead
James Galbraith / Computerworld: From the Lab: Penryn iMacs show promise
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Core i7 iMacs Showing Up Cracked, DOA
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Reports of dead and damaged Core i7 iMacs on the rise
J.R. Bookwalter / Mac|Life: New Core i7 iMacs Arriving DOA?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Are there problems with new Core i7-based iMacs?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Core i7 iMacs Arriving Broken or Cracked?
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Apple's New iMacs are Shipping With Broken Screens or Completely Dead
Liam Cassidy / TheAppleBlog: Reports Surface of Faulty Core i7 iMacs
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Some Users Cite Cracked Screens, “Dead on Arrival” Status for 27″ iMacs
Rachel King / The Toybox: Numbers of new Core i7 iMacs are turning up DOA
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Core i7 iMac DOA and cracked-screen woes reported
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Report: Core i7-based iMacs are “showing up” DOA
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Are some iMac Corei7 models shipping D.O.A.?
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Apple i7 iMac's showing up DOA
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: 27" Core i7 iMacs Arriving DOA or With Cracked Screens?
News Corp. Joined By Rivals Considering Pulling Their Stories From Google — Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) — Publishers of the Denver Post and the Dallas Morning News may pull some of their stories from Google Inc.</a>'s news site, a move that would emulate News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch.
Seladmin / Search Engine Land: Hold On: Are More Papers Really Joining Murdoch's Google Block Party?
Weston Kosova / Techtonic Shifts: Rupert Murdoch Is Quitting Google, Leaving Readers With Only Millions …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: News Corp and Several Others Planning To Block Google Index
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: MediaNews, A.H. Belo May Join The ‘Block Google’ Faction
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Two More Publishers Threaten To Pull Their Sites From Google News
Bill Tancer / Hitwise Intelligence:
News Corp. - If You de-Index Will They Still Come?
News Corp. - If You de-Index Will They Still Come?
Discussion: Business Week, MediaPost, eWeek, Search Engine Watch and the Econsultancy blog
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week: News Corp.'s Talks with Microsoft: A Flawed Deal?
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Can Rupe Smoke Google Out?
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Analysts Scoff at News Corp.-Bing Bid to Ding Google
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Can Microsoft's money save the newspaper industry?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Under The Hood: Google News & Ranking Stories
Under The Hood: Google News & Ranking Stories
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Creates Dual-Class Stock Structure — Facebook Inc. has established a dual class stock structure, a move that helps lay the groundwork for an eventual initial public offering. — The company is in the process of converting all current shareholders to Class B stock …
Discussion: Inside Facebook, paidContent, VentureBeat, Associated Press, Tech Trader Daily, Between the Lines, DailyFinance, Silicon Alley Insider, Mashable! and MarketWatch, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook: A New IPO-Style Stock Structure for Facebook, But No Official IPO Plans
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Facebook Changes Stock Structure; Is An IPO Next?
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Facebook establishes dual-class stock structure
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Facebook Sets Dual Class Stock Structure; No IPO Plans Just Yet (They Swear!)
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance: Facebook creates a dual stock structure, but denies that it ‘signals’ an IPO
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Creates Dual-Class Stock Structure To Maintain Control After IPO
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Facebook Takes Another Step Towards IPO
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Time Inc.'s Squires Assembles Team of Rivals to Harness Digital Media — Some of the magazine industry's biggest names are on the verge of forming a new company that would allow them to take the digital future into their own hands. — The company would make up one of the biggest alliances …
Discussion: Media Decoder, The Business Insider, ReadWriteWeb, The Atlantic Business Channel, TheAppleBlog, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, TechStartups.com, Mobility Site, Electronista, Engadget, EverythingiCafe, AppleInsider, Edible Apple, Mediaite, The iPhone Blog, Gizmodo, Macsimum News, TUAW, Electricpig, paidContent, FierceMobileContent, Mobile Entertainment and Daily Patricia
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Magazine Publishers to Build an Online Newsstand
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Rival Magazine Publishers Plan to Launch iTunes for Magazines
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Business Channel: Time, Conde, Hearst to Create an “iTunes for Magazines”
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Magazine Publishers' Plans May Not Be Tablet-Specific
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Magazine Publishers Teaming Up for Digital Publishing
John Federico / TechStartups.com: Hearst, Time Inc, Condé Nast Digital Magazine Joint Venture “Weeks Away”
Zealot / Mobility Site: Ebooks: iMagz Coming?
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Magazine publishers said to be ‘very close’ to digital distribution deal
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: More Publishers Plan For Tablet
Joe Coscarelli / Mediaite: Condé Nast, Hearst, Time Inc. Form Super-Conglomerate To Save Print
Ben Sillis / Electricpig: Magazine app store for mobiles prepped
David Kaplan / paidContent: Time Inc. Close To Magazine JV With Rival Publishers
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Magazine publishers teaming up for mobile mag store
Mark Harris / Times of London:
The Googlephone: Google gears up for attack on mobile-phone market — The internet giant is about to launch a system offering free calls - along with the mother of all handsets. — Google is gearing up for an all-out assault on the mobile-phone market that will include a new …
Discussion: Search Engine Land, dailywireless.org, IntoMobile and Android Phone Fans
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: More (Alleged) Detail On The GooglePhone
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Googlephone: Hello, Goodbye
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Ashok Kumar strikes again! …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon bolsters battery life for Kindle; Adds native PDF reader — Amazon on Tuesday said it has improved the battery life of the Kindle and added a native PDF reader. — The statement appears to be timed to get holiday shoppers off the fence about the Kindle as rivals like Barnes & Noble …
Discussion: TechFlash, PC World, paidContent, Amazon.com, Podcasting News, CNET News, eWeek, Technologizer, Obsessable, jkOnTheRun, TeleRead, Kindle Review, Macworld, Maximum PC, Gearlog and CrunchGear
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon gives Kindle battery life boost, native PDF support
Jared Newman / PC World: Kindle Update Boosts Battery Life, Adds PDF Support
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Kindle's Gift For The Holidays? Native PDF
David Carnoy / CNET News: Kindle gets better battery life, native PDF support
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Amazon Boosts Kindle Battery Life, Adds PDF Reader
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: More Power, PDF for the Kindle
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Kindles with HSPA 3G Gain Longer Run-Time, All Kindles Get Native PDF Support
Pulkit Chandna / Maximum PC: Amazon Boosts Kindle Battery Life, Adds Native PDF Reader
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Kindle Gets Huge Battery Boost, PDF Upgrade, for Free
Susan Wojcicki / The Official Google Blog:
New search ad formats — At Google, we're committed to giving you the information you want — regardless of the form in which it might appear. — Text is often useful, but sometimes videos and pictures are a more effective way to receive information. For example, if you want to learn a magic trick …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Silicon Alley Insider, Search Engine Journal, Mashable! and Seeking Alpha
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google's New Search Ads: Ignore This!
Alaska Miller / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Tinkering With New Ad Formats
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Highlights New Search Ad Formats
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google Previews New Search Ads [PICS]
TechCrunch / Seeking Alpha: Google's New Search Ads: Moving Beyond Text
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft CFO Liddell Leaving; Replaced By Peter Klein — Microsoft (MSFT) this afternoon announced that CFO Chris Liddell is leaving the company at the end of 2009, and will be replaced by Peter Klein, who is now CFO of the Microsoft Business Division. — Liddell joined the company in May 2005 …
Discussion: BoomTown, PR Newswire, paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider and TechCrunch
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Microsoft CFO Liddell Departs (Kiwi-Lovers Mourn); Klein Becomes New Numbers Dude
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Microsoft CFO Liddell To Leave
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell Out
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Microsoft Loses Its CFO, Promotes From Within
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Leaked Video: Swyping Versus iPhone Typing. (Swype For Android Is Next). — A year ago, Swype launched a new way to type on a touchscreen phone at TechCrunch50. Swype was created by the inventor of the T9 predictive typing system used on most phones today because he felt that new text input methods …
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Huffington Post, OhGizmo!, WMPoweruser.com, Internet2Go, GottaBeMobile.com, Mobilewhack.com and Gadget Venue
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Swype vs QWERTY: FIGHT!!!!!
Mark Rollins / Mobilewhack.com: Samsung Omnia II to feature Swype
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Millions using social media on Xbox Live — Microsoft on Monday said that millions of Xbox Live members have used the new social-media features that the company pushed live a week ago. — In June, Microsoft announced it would begin offering Xbox Live users access to Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm.
Discussion: paidContent, Mashable!, TECH.BLORGE.com, CrunchGear, Hardware 2.0, 901am, T3.com News, VG247, TechSpot, GamesIndustry.biz and Destructoid
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Were you one of the 2 million Xbox Live users who used Facebook this past week?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Law firm interested in hearing from banned Xbox Live gamers
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Xbox Live's Social Media Features Gaining Grounds
Patrick Garratt / VG247: 2 million log into Facebook through Xbox 360
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Millions flock to Xbox Live's new social-media features
Scott MacKintosh / GamesIndustry.biz: 2 million 360 users log onto Facebook in first week
Brad Nicholson / Destructoid: A few million people have signed into Facebook over LIVE
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook co-founder's Asana raises $9M from Benchmark, Andreessen-Horowitz — Asana, the productivity management startup from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and lead engineer Justin Rosenstein, has raked in $9 million from Benchmark Capital and Andreessen-Horowitz.
Discussion: All Facebook, CNET News, Asana, Digits, Bits, TechCrunch, BoomTown, PE Hub Blog and silicontap.com
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Asana promises workplace nirvana
Ben Worthen / Digits: Former Facebookers Get Funding for Secret Project
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Asana Aims to Change the Way We Work
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz Raises $9 million For New …
Deborah Gage / PE Hub Blog: Asana Raises $9 Million For Web Collaboration Software
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Joost Finally Acquired, By Online Ad Network Adconion — So Joost's been put out of its misery and its assets have been acquired by Santa Monica, CA-based online ad network Adconion Media Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but likely would have been pennies on the dollar …
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com: Joost saga limps to conclusion
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Joost: It coulda been a contender, or not
Cyrus Sanati / Bits: Joost Sells Most of Its Assets to Adconion
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Dealscape: Joost assets quietly sold to Adconion
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Joost Assets Acquired By Adconion Media Group
Kristen Nicole / bub.blicio.us: Joost: The Sad Story of Web 2.0
Carol Wilson / Light Reading: Joost Sells Off Scraps
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Joost Acquired By Online Ad Firm Adconion
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Adconion Media Group buys Joost assets, ending a long saga
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Joost Wreckage Sold To Adconion
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Nope. Joost Didn't Break the Internet
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's Search Box Gets Smarter — Yahoo has announced a new set of features for its Search Assist service that makes the Yahoo search box a lot smarter. — Perhaps the main innovation here is the inclusion of content and information right inside the Search Assist dropdown.
Discussion: AppScout and ResourceShelf
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Yahoo Revamps Toolbar Search for Sports, Finance, Movies
Bill Gorman / TVbytheNumbers:
TiVo Loses 314,000 Subscribers, Worst Quarterly Subscriber Fall Yet, Now Below 3 Million — TiVo Loses 314,000 Subscribers vs. 146,000 in Previous Quarter Even by the standards of its continuing loss of subscribers, the last quarter was a particularly bad one for TiVo.
Jared Newman / PC World:
Apple iPhone Ad Succeeds Where AT&T Fails — Apple's jumping into the battle that sees Verizon Wireless and AT&T flaming each other in advertisements, but unlike AT&T's recent effort to defend itself, Apple's new pair of iPhone ads are actually good. — To recap, Verizon fired the first volley …
Discussion: DSLreports and Christian Science Monitor
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Apple Joins AT&T Verizon Snark Fest - With the same disregard for accuracy...
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Achtung! Google Analytics is illegal, say German government officials — [Germany] Several federal and regional government officials in Germany are trying to put a ban on Google Analytics, the search giant's free software product that allows website owners and publishers to get detailed statistics …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Ich bin ein Googler!
Samir / bountii.com:
Negative Cashback from Bing Cashback — In a recent post that Microsoft made me take down, I wrote about some security holes in Bing Cashback. While technical flaws are somewhat interesting to me, most Bountii users don't really care about them. Starting today, I'll write about some non-technical flaws in Bing Cashback.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Product Search: Give Me Cashback or Give Me Death!
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Is Bing Cashback Costing Users Money? Sometimes, Yes
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Microsoft Bing Cashback Not Always A Bargain
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat:
Siri raises $15.5M more for virtual personal assistant — For those of you awaiting the next generation of personal assistants, San Jose startup Siri, who's product aims to be a virtual personal assistant (VPA), has just raised $15.5 million in round two funding from Menlo Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures says VentureWire.
Discussion: Pulse2 and Internet2Go
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Virtual Personal Assistant Siri Raises $15.5 Million
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Siri Gets Some Serious Funding
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Major Intel chip upgrade coming to new Netbooks — Intel is set to announce the biggest makeover for its Atom processor since it was introduced back in the spring of 2008. And PC makers are ready with new Netbook models, some due before the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Discussion: Engadget, Softpedia News and Electronista
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Local Shopping Search Engine Milo Gets $4 Million From Mint's Patzer, Others — Milo, a startup betting that Americans will be as likely to use the internet to inform purchases at local stores as to replace them, has raised $4 million from a roster of big name investors.
Discussion: AltSearchEngines, alarm:clock, Screenwerk, VentureBeat, Ted Dziuba, Bits and DealBook
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Milo Raises $4 Million for Local Shopping
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Milo, a Site to Help People Shop Offline, Attracts Investors
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox:
Best Buy adds $197 HP laptop to Black Friday lineup — Best Buy on Tuesday announced that it will bolster its Black Friday deals with a $197 HP laptop. — Available in-store beginning Friday, Nov. 27, the HP laptop features an Intel Celeron 900 processor, 2GB memory and a 160GB hard drive.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
E-tailers snagged in marketing ‘scam’ blame customers — First the good news for consumers: the U.S. government's investigation into how dozens of well-known online stores worked with controversial marketers to “deceive” customers out of $1.4 billion has prompted some retailers …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Technologizer, Lockergnome Blog Network, the Econsultancy blog and Silicon Valley Watcher
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Something about Web scams, and the sites that still support them
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Online Merchants: It's Not Our Fault Our Customers Are Chumps
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: U.S. Government Investigation Doesn't Stop Online Retailers …
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Retailers involved with marketing scam tell consumers: shop with us at your own risk
Aseel Kami / Reuters:
Google to put ancient Iraq museum collection online — BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Google is putting thousands of images of ancient artifacts at Iraq's National Museum online, the Web search leader said on Tuesday, part of a U.S. bid to entice foreign firms to invest in Iraq.
Discussion: New York Times and Digits
Rod Nordland / New York Times: Google to Put Iraqi Artifacts Online
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Google CEO: A New Iraq Means Business Opportunities
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
The mobile data apocalypse, and what it means to you — The mobile industry is now completing a huge shift in its attitude toward mobile data. Until pretty recently, the prevailing attitude among mobile operators was that data was a disappointment. It had been hyped for a decade …
New York Times:
Price War Brews Between Amazon and Wal-Mart — Ali had Frazier. Coke has Pepsi. The Yankees have the Red Sox. — Now Wal-Mart, the mightiest retail giant in history, may have met its own worthy adversary: Amazon.com. — In what is emerging as one of the main story lines …
Discussion: I4U News and Digital Trends, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Walmart And Amazon Price War Is About The Future
Nick Mokey / Digital Trends: How to Prepare for Cyber Monday Deals
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox:
HP debuts iPAQ Glisten, 3G Windows Mobile 6.5 world phone on AT&T — The iPAQ is back. (To some, it never left.) — HP and AT&T on Tuesday announced the new iPAQ Glisten, a 3G world phone with an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) screen powered by Windows Mobile 6.5.
Discussion: AT&T and MobileTechWorld
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Sony VAIO X gets OS X Snow Leopard — There's a lot to like about Sony's VAIO X ultraportable - its indecently-skinny build, the engineering intelligence that went into its design, and its lengthy battery life just to name a few things - but if you're less than inspired by Windows 7 then how about a Mac OS X version?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget and Electricpig
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Hackintosh hero?: Sony VAIO X gets Mac OS X
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Sony VAIO X ultraportable gets the Hackintosh treatment
Ben Sillis / Electricpig: Sony VAIO X gets hackintoshed
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Gmail Supports Attachments Even When You Are Not Attached To The Internet — Gmail is furthering its offline strategy today with the announcement of the ability to include attachments in composed emails when offline. Google says this was one of the most requested features for Offline Gmail …
Discussion: Gmail Blog, CNET News and Gizmodo
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Offline Gmail no longer shuns attachments
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: Offline Gmail Gets Attachment Support
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Action Replay maker sues Microsoft for Xbox 360 ‘predatory technological barriers’ — Microsoft's Xbox 360 is no longer compatible with the first — and only — third party memory card, Datel's Max Memory, after the distribution of a Dashboard software update. In response, Datel has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft.
Discussion: Digital Trends, Electronista and T3.com News