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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, DailyTech, Boy Genius Report, MacRumors, AppleInsider, Neowin.net, O'Grady's PowerPage, Mac|Life, Macsimum News, I4U News, SlashGear, The Toybox, TheAppleBlog, 9 to 5 Mac, DisplayBlog and Switched
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Some Core i7 iMacs Showing Up Dead
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Reports of dead and damaged Core i7 iMacs on the rise
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: 27" Core i7 iMacs Arriving DOA or With Cracked Screens?
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Apple i7 iMac's showing up DOA
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Some Users Cite Cracked Screens, “Dead on Arrival” Status for 27″ iMacs
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?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Core i7 iMac DOA and cracked-screen woes reported
Rachel King / The Toybox: Numbers of new Core i7 iMacs are turning up DOA
Liam Cassidy / TheAppleBlog: Reports Surface of Faulty Core i7 iMacs
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Are some iMac Corei7 models shipping D.O.A.?
Jon Chase / Switched: Gift Guide: 27-inch Apple iMac
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?
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? — Two weeks ago we posted on Rupert Murdoch's threat to block Google from Indexing News Corp. content. While at first it seemed as though Murdoch was merely posturing with hypotheticals, reports continue to indicate that News Corp …
Discussion: MediaPost, eWeek, Search Engine Watch, Business Week, the Econsultancy blog, The Microsoft Blog, BoomTown and InformationWeek
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Can Rupe Smoke Google Out?
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Analysts Scoff at News Corp.-Bing Bid to Ding Google
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week: News Corp.'s Talks with Microsoft: A Flawed Deal?
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Can Microsoft's money save the newspaper industry?
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Microsoft, News Corporation Plan Foot-Shooting
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: ReadWriteWeb, The Atlantic Business Channel, The Business Insider, MacRumors, AppleInsider, Mobility Site, Engadget, 9 to 5 Mac, The iPhone Blog, TechStartups.com, Electronista, EverythingiCafe, Edible Apple, Mediaite, Macsimum News, paidContent, Mobile Entertainment, Electricpig, FierceMobileContent and Daily Patricia
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”
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Magazine Publishers Teaming Up for Digital Publishing
Zealot / Mobility Site: Ebooks: iMagz Coming?
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Magazine publishers said to be ‘very close’ to digital distribution deal
John Federico / TechStartups.com: Hearst, Time Inc, Condé Nast Digital Magazine Joint Venture “Weeks Away”
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: More Publishers Plan For Tablet
Joe Coscarelli / Mediaite: Condé Nast, Hearst, Time Inc. Form Super-Conglomerate To Save Print
David Kaplan / paidContent: Time Inc. Close To Magazine JV With Rival Publishers
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Magazine publishers teaming up for mobile mag store
Ben Sillis / Electricpig: Magazine app store for mobiles prepped
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, Android Phone Fans, IntoMobile and digg.com
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! …
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: Hardware 2.0, TECH.BLORGE.com, VG247, CrunchGear, 901am, GamesIndustry.biz, Destructoid, T3.com News, TechSpot, Kotaku and Edge Online
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Law firm interested in hearing from banned Xbox Live gamers
Patrick Garratt / VG247: 2 million log into Facebook through Xbox 360
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Were you one of the 2 million Xbox Live users who used Facebook this past week?
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Xbox Live's Social Media Features Gaining Grounds
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
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Millions flock to Xbox Live's new social-media features
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku: 2 Million LIVE Users Logged Into Facebook
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: Technologizer, Amazon.com, CrunchGear, Gearlog and TeleRead
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: More Power, PDF for the Kindle
Dave Freeman / CrunchGear: Amazon announces better battery life and native PDF support for the Kindle
Mark Hachman / Gearlog: Kindle Gets Huge Battery Boost, PDF Upgrade, for Free
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Joost: It coulda been a contender, or not
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Joost Assets Acquired By Adconion Media Group
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Adconion Media Group buys Joost assets, ending a long saga
Carol Wilson / Light Reading: Joost Sells Off Scraps
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Joost Acquired By Online Ad Firm Adconion
Cyrus Sanati / Bits: Joost Sells Most of Its Assets to Adconion
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Joost Wreckage Sold To Adconion
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Nope. Joost Didn't Break the Internet
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google's New Search Ads: Ignore This!
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Offensive Michelle Obama Image Returns, Google Buys Ad To Explain — Google is buying ads to explain why an offensive image of the First Lady is back in its index and ranking so highly on searches for Michelle Obama in Google Image Search. — As we reported last week …
Discussion: The Hill, CNET News, NBC Bay Area, Search Engine Roundtable, The Next Web, The Huffington Post, Tech Central, Neowin.net, AppScout, ResourceShelf and Telegraph
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google places ad explaining offensive image
Andrew Greiner / NBC Bay Area: Google Won't Remove Racist Michelle Obama Pic
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Buys Search Ad For Offensive Michelle Obama Image Result
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google says sorry for racist Michelle Obama image
Nigel Kendall / Tech Central: Google buys ads to explain ‘offensive’ Michelle Obama image
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.
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog: Top 15 Black Friday tech deals
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
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, Media Decoder and Gawker, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Walmart And Amazon Price War Is About The Future
Ravi Somaiya / Gawker: Local Reporting Breaks Out
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 …
Steven Scheer / Reuters:
Twitter eyes acquisitions, sees making money in 2010 — TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Micro-blogging site Twitter is interested in making more acquisitions as it continues to grow in popularity, co-founder Biz Stone said on Tuesday. — “That is something we are definitely interested in,” Stone told a news conference in Tel Aviv.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Silicon Alley Insider
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: What Apps Should Twitter Acquire?
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!
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Microsoft Bing Cashback Not Always A Bargain
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Is Bing Cashback Costing Users Money? Sometimes, Yes
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: The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, OhGizmo!, Mobilewhack.com, Internet2Go, GottaBeMobile.com, Gadget Venue, techeblog.com, PC World, Technologizer and Mobile Roar
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Swype vs QWERTY: FIGHT!!!!!
Mark Rollins / Mobilewhack.com: Samsung Omnia II to feature Swype
Ginny Mies / PC World: Samsung Omnia II Arrives Just in Time for Holidays
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Swype to Finally Show Up on Omnia II
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: alarm:clock, Bits, Screenwerk, VentureBeat, Ted Dziuba and DealBook
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Milo, a Site to Help People Shop Offline, Attracts Investors
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Milo Raises $4 Million for Local Shopping
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
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 Muskovitz and lead engineer Justin Rosenstein, has raked in $9 million from Benchmark Capital and Andreessen-Horowitz.
Discussion: Bits, BoomTown, TechCrunch and Asana
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 …
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: AppleInsider and Christian Science Monitor
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: Technologizer, Lockergnome Blog Network, the Econsultancy blog, Between the Lines and NBC Bay Area
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
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Zynga, Facebook Not the Only Scam Pushers Online
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
eBay: Our Mobile Users Will Spend More Than $500 Million On Goods This Year — Internet commerce juggernaut eBay is unveiling a brand new iPhone application dubbed Deals today, alongside an upgraded version of its shopping app for the iPhone and iPod Touch platform and an enhanced mobile website.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, MacRumors iPhone Blog, CNET News, Beet.TV, TheAppleBlog, silicontap.com, MacNN, TUAW and The Loop
David Gelles / blogs.ft.com: Ebay hopes mobile apps help ring up holiday sales
Lance Whitney / CNET News: eBay launches holiday deals app for iPhone
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: eBay Launches Online Magazine with “Inside Source” …
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: eBay Introduces Bargain-Hunting Deals App for the iPhone
Steven Sande / TUAW: eBay Deals iPhone app pushes bargains in your face
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: eBay releases Deals iPhone app
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U suspend sales of Sony Ericsson's Satio after customer complaints — Beleaguered mobile phone company Sony Ericsson suffered a further blow yesterday when the UK's two largest mobile phone retailers withdrew its flagship Satio handset from sale.
Nic Fildes / Times of London: Sales of Sony Ericsson's Saito suspended
Kevin Schram / Thoughts from the Sidelines: SONY ERICSSON SATIO PLAGUED BY BUGS [ERICSSON SAITO SALES SUSPENDED …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: U.K. Retailers Suspend Sales of Sony Ericsson's Satio After Customer Complaints
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Sony Ericsson Satio problems cause sales suspension
Apple and Live Nation debut iTunes live music program — Apple has teamed up with concert promoter Live Nation to launch a new live music program that offers exclusive recorded and filmed concerts, both companies announced Tuesday. — The new content stems from Live Nation's network of …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
Jason Robitaille / PreCentral.net:
Precorder Enters Alpha Testing Phase — Those following the PreCentral video recording thread will know this has been a long time coming. Back before webOS 1.3.1, video recording was a pipe dream and would require a lot of work to get done in a successful, safe manner. — However, webOS 1.3.1 changed all that.
Discussion: IntoMobile, Mobilewhack.com, Mashable!, Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Video recording now possible on the Palm Pre using homebrew app - Precorder
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Palm Pre Gets (Unofficial) Video Recording
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Video Recording with the Palm Pre — Precorder
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!
Michael Larabel / Phoronix:
Chromium OS, Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Benchmarks — Home Articles & Reviews Search RSS IRC Contact Forums — Intel released Moblin 2.1 earlier this month, Canonical released Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 late last month, and various other vendors have offered up their fall distribution refreshes too.
Discussion: I, Cringely, SlashGear, Netbook Choice, Netbooked, Gizmodo and Slashdot
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely: Chrome and Chrome, What is Chrome? — Last week Google …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google Chrome OS benchmarked already: falls well short
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Chrome OS Benchmarked Against Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook, More
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple iPhone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally — Apple's slice of mobile data traffic has grown to now exceed 50% share in the US, UK and in global figures, according to the latest monthly mobile data traffic report by AdMob. — AdMob just released its first monthly …
Discussion: Download Squad, Brainstorm Tech, AdMob Metrics, Neowin.net, The Register, GMSV, T3.com News, InformationWeek, MacDailyNews, PC World, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, MacRumors, Macsimum News, DisplayBlog, Gearlog, Software Journal, Android Phone Fans, Between the Lines, dailywireless.org, Daring Fireball and TG Daily
Paul O'Brien / Download Squad: TripIt released for Android, updated for iPhone, coming soon for Blackberry
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: The smartphone wars, one year later
Rik Myslewski / The Register: iPhone conquers half the (smartphone) world
John Murrell / GMSV: Admania! Apple tag-teams with AT&T against Verizon
Ed Hansberry / InformationWeek: iPhone And Android Dominate Mobile Web Browsing
Jared Newman / PC World: iPhone Hogs Half of World's Mobile Data? Not Really
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Apple And Android Now Make Up 75 Percent Of U.S. Smartphone Web Traffic
John Herrman / Gizmodo: iPhone and Android Are Taking Over the (Mobile) Internet
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: AdMob: iPhone accounts for 50% of all global mobile traffic in October
Brian Heater / Gearlog: iPhone Monopolizes Half of Global Mobile Data
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: What Android Phone Browses The Web Most?
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: iPhone Now 50% of All Mobile Traffic
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: AdMob's October 2009 Mobile Metrics Report
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Apple iPhone hogs 50% of mobile data bandwidth