Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Online Music Service Lala — Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. is in talks to acquire online music service Lala, according to two people familiar with the matter. — The terms of the deal for privately held Lala weren't known.
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple May Buy Lala? That Could be Very, Very Good. Or Very, Very Bad
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Apple In Talks To Acquire Web Music Service Lala
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Confirmed: Apple in Talks to Buy Music Service Lala
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Report: Apple in talks to buy Lala to face a new streaming world
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Apple Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Lala
David Kaplan / paidContent: Apple Making A Play For Music Site LaLa?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple in advanced talks to buy Lala. Streaming music for iTunes?
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Rumor: Apple in Talks to Buy Streaming Music Service Lala
John Koetsier / sparkplug 9: Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Music Service Lala (Update3) - Bloomberg.com
Chad Berndtson / ChannelWeb: Report: Apple To Acquire Online Music Service Lala
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple In Talks To Buy Music Site Lala
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Apple Reportedly In Talks To Buy Lala
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple looking to buy Lala music service?
Lucas Gonze / Lucas Gonze's blog: cloud songs a reality
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Apple buying Lala say multiple sources
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Apple in talks to buy music service Lala?
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: Rumor: Apple in talks to buy Lala
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple in ‘advanced’ acquisition talks with Lala — Apple is close to acquiring digital music service, Lala, according to two sources with knowledge of the discussions. — Talks are very advanced said the sources. One of the sources said that the sides have already agreed on terms and have only to sign a final agreement.
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Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple To Buy Lala, Could This Lead To $0.10 Songs On The iPhone?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Looking to Acquire Music Streaming Service Lala?
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM: Apple in Talks to Acquire Lala: Report
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Apple's Rumored LaLa Talks Signal Cheaper, Streaming iTunes
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple in Negotiations to Buy... Lala?
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Apple looking to buy Lala, get into streaming music?
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Report: Apple in talks to buy Lala streaming music service
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Apple In Advanced Talks To Buy Lala
The EtherPad Blog:
Google Acquires AppJet — We are happy to announce that AppJet Inc. has been acquired by Google. The EtherPad team will continue its work on realtime collaboration by joining the Google Wave team. — For Current Users and Customers: — What will happen to my account? Will I still be able to use EtherPad?
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS: EtherPad Shuts Down after Google Acquisition
Paul Graham / Y Combinator Posterous: Congratulations, Appjets! — It was announced today that Appjet …
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: Google Buys Collaboration App to Boost Wave
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google's Checkbook Opens Up Again, This Time for Collaboration Start-Up AppJet
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: EtherPad to Shut Down After Google Acquisition of Parent Company AppJet
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google acquires EtherPad online collaboration tool
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Google strengthens Wave's collaborative editing power by acquiring AppJet Inc.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Acquires AppJet
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Google Buys EtherPad Maker for Google Wave
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Buys AppJet To Power Wave
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Buys Appjet & Etherpad
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Buys AppJet To Boost Google Wave
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Buys Startup AppJet, Shuts It Down
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Google buys AppJet; EtherPad staff to join Google Wave team
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Google Acquires AppJet, The Maker Of EtherPad
Confirmed: Google Acquires AppJet, The Maker Of EtherPad
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Etherpad Goes to Google - Just Another Silicon Valley Soap Opera
John Leyden / The Register:
Spyware threat haunts squeaky-clean iPhones — Research finds rogue app privacy risks to regulation models — Apple's line that iPhone users who toe the line and resist any temptation to jailbreak, unlock or otherwise desecrate their smartphone are protected from threats has been called into question by new research.
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com, iLounge, MacNN and The Next Web
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Spyware could infect non-jailbroken iPhones
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Rogue apps could affect non-jailbroken iPhones
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Warning: Your iPhone could have Spyware on it right now
Jared Newman / PC World:
Experts Not Surprised By iPhone Malicious App Report
Experts Not Surprised By iPhone Malicious App Report
Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:thepimpofsound
Andre Lebedev / The Official Google Blog:
Now on Google Finance: streaming news — Ever since we launched real-time and streaming quotes on Google Finance last year, we've heard from users how vital that up-to-date information has been. Especially in today's volatile financial environment, current information can be the difference between …
Discussion: CNET News, Bloomberg, Search Engine Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable!, Maximum PC, Erictric and VatorNews
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google adds streaming news to Google Finance
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg: Google Finance Adds Streaming News Items, in Addition to Live Stock Prices
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Finance Streams Real-Time News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Finance Adds Realtime News Streams
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Finance Now Streams News in Real-Time
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Google Tries to Lure Users to Google Finance with Realtime News
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Google Finance now streaming real-time news
Bryan Horling / The Official Google Blog:
Personalized Search for everyone — Today we're helping people get better search results by extending Personalized Search to signed-out users worldwide, and in more than forty languages. Now when you search using Google, we will be able to better provide you with the most relevant results possible.
Discussion: Bits, Search Engine Land, CNET News and ResourceShelf, Thanks:mattmcgee
Brad Stone / Bits: Google Customizes More of Its Search Results
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Now Personalizes Everyone's Search Results
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google extends personalized search to all
Yahoo! and Microsoft Finalize Search Agreement — Yahoo! Inc. and Microsoft Corporation today announced that the companies have finalized and executed the definitive Search and Advertising Services and Sales Agreement and License Agreement in accordance with the letter agreement announced in July.
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Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Microsoft and Yahoo! Make It Official, Now Time for Some Good Ol …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Yahoo, Microsoft Close Search Deal
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft, Yahoo finalize search agreement
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Microsoft And Yahoo Finalize Their Search Pact
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: MicroHoo Signs on the Dotted Line: Final Agreement Done
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Yahoo, Microsoft finalize search deal
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel: Initial Larrabee graphics chip canceled — Intel said Friday that its Larrabee graphics processor will initially appear as a software development platform only. — This is a blow to the world's largest chipmaker, which was looking to launch its first discrete (standalone) graphics chip in more than a decade.
Discussion: PC World, The Register, Ars Technica, VentureBeat, Electronista and Gizmodo
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Intel condemns tardy Larrabee to dev purgatory
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Intel cancels Larrabee consumer graphics chip
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Quietly Adds 3.33 GHz Quad-Core Option to Mac Pro [Updated: Xserve] — Apple has quietly upgraded its Mac Pro offerings, adding the option of a 3.33 GHz quad-core processor and adding the ability to configure both the quad-core and 8-core models with 2 TB hard drives …
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Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple Mac Pro gets 3.33GHz Xeon and 2TB options
Peter Cohen / The Loop: Mac Pros refreshed with Quad-Core 3.3GHz model
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple adds 3.33GHz Xeon, 2TB hard drive options to Mac Pro
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple beefs up Mac Pro and Xserve options
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Apple kicks Mac Pro up to 3.3GHz
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Mac Pro and Xserve go bump in the night
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Apple quietly updates Mac Pro and Xserve hardware configuration options
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple quietly bumps some Mac Pro and Xserve BTO options
Steven Sande / TUAW: Mac Pro gets a speed bump, Xserve has new storage options
Lee Brodie / Fast Money Rapid Recap:
CEO Eric Schmidt Reveals ‘Centerpiece’ Of Google's 2010 Strategy — On Thursday President Obama summoned Corporate America to the White House in an attempt to help tackle the problem of unemployment. — And among the many corporate leaders who answered the President's call was Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
FCC Wants to Know Why Verizon Increased Termination Fees — Updated with Verizon's response: The Federal Communications Commission wants to know why Verizon decided to double its early termination fee (ETF) for new customers who sign on to the wireless service using advanced devices...longhand for smartphones.
Austin Modine / The Register: FCC questions Verizon's early termination fees
David Worthington / Technologizer: FCC Demands Answers from Verizon on Fees
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal: FCC Probes Verizon Wireless Fees
David Coursey / Computerworld: FCC examines Verizon's doubling of early termination fees
Nicole Lee / Crave: The gadget blog: FCC questions Verizon over ETF hike
Roy Mark / eWeek: FCC Launches Verizon ETF Probe
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: FCC Investigating Verizon Termination Fees, Billing Practices
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Lawmakers, FCC target carriers' ETF policies
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: FCC Taking On Verizon's New ETF
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Told To Pay Patent Troll OPTi $21.7 Million — Apple was told to pay $21.7 million in a patent case against OPTi Inc., a semiconductor vendor-turned-patent troll. — The patent (no. 6.405,291) regards “pre-snoop” cache memory technology. — The decision was made in the plaintiff …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: We Plan to Use the Damages From the Apple Suit to Fund Our …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Apple ordered to pay $21.5 million in patent suit
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple hit by $21.7 million patent infringement charge on “pre-snoop” technology
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple to pay $21.7 to OPTi in patent infringement case
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple sued for infringing digital camera patent with iPhone — St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the company is violating several of its digital camera patents. — Filed in the United States District Court in Delaware …
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John Herrman / Gizmodo: Apple Sued For iPhone Patent Infringement, Again
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Gets Sued Over The iPhone Again, It's The Camera This Time
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Apple Sued for Camera Phone Patent Infringement, Again
Nicholas Deleon / MobileCrunch: Apple hit with iPhone digital camera patent lawsuit
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Apple Charged With Patent Violation. Again.
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: St. Clair sues Apple for copyright infringement
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Apple sued over digital camera patents
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Sources: Facebook Connect Will Be “Everywhere” on MySpace Next Year — Yahoo announced that it will be making Facebook Connect a deeply-integrated part of its site earlier this week. The move surprised some people, because Yahoo itself has historically been the largest social site on the web.
Discussion: CNET News, All Facebook, Mashable! and Online Media Cultist
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News: Report: MySpace to adopt Facebook Connect
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Connect, One Year Later
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: MySpace and Facebook Sitting in a Tree?
Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hardware for Gmail: The ‘Gboard’ keyboard — Gmail has long had keyboard shortcuts, though learning them can be difficult. Enter the Gboard, a specialized mini-keyboard for Google's e-mail service. It debuts this Friday at an asking price of $19.99. — The Gboard consists …
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Christina Warren / Mashable!: Gboard: A Keyboard Just for Gmail Users
Robert Strohmeyer / PC World: Gboard Automates Gmail Tasks
Robin Parrish / EveryJoe: Gboard: the keyboard for Gmail
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Gboard Keyboard Puts Gmail At Your Fingertips
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Gboard USB Gmail shortcut keypad
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: The Gboard, a keyboard for only the nerdiest of Gmail users
Mark Rollins / Mobilewhack.com: Gboard keyboard makes Gmail easier
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC admits CableCARD a failure, vows to try something else — The Genachowski-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seems to delight in dropping bombshells on a weekly basis, but we didn't see this one coming: the FCC admits that its CableCARD mandate has been an abysmal failure.
Discussion: Engadget, Bits, Gizmodo and Electronista
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget: Hell freezes over, the FCC admits that CableCARD is a failure
Saul Hansell / Bits: F.C.C. May Pry Open the Cable Set-Top Box
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: FCC: Whoops, CableCARD Was a Total Disaster
Seth Rosenblatt / The Download Blog:
Google Chrome now bundled with Avast — You wouldn't necessarily expect it, but Avast and Google Chrome might be the next peanut butter-and-jelly combo in the software world. Google's nascent browser has paired with one of the most popular free security programs in the world so that when users run …
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Windows 7 Family Pack Disappears in the United States — WinInfo — This week in Australia, Microsoft began shipping a limited pilot version of its Windows 7 Family Pack, which provides for three upgrade installations of Windows 7 Home Premium for one low price.
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Ina Fried / CNET News: Windows 7 family pack starting to sell out
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: Microsoft No Longer Selling Windows 7 Family Pack
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
First commercial tool to crack BitLocker arrives (Updated) — BitLocker Drive Encryption can now be successfully cracked with Passware Kit Forensic version 9.5, though it will set you back $795. — Passware, a software firm that provides password recovery, decryption …
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network
Matt Wilson / L.A. Daily News:
Apple clears first hurdle in bid for new Cupertino campus — Apple Inc. is one step closer to building a second campus in Cupertino after waiting eight months for city planners to rezone its 7.78-acre property on Pruneridge Avenue to allow office use. — The planning commission …
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Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Steve Jobs Has His Way With City Council Again
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple wins key permission for second Cupertino campus
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple closer to building of second Cupertino campus
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
An In-Depth Look At Pivot, Microsoft's Newest Data Visualization Tool — At Microsoft's PDC event a few weeks ago, Microsoft Live Labs introduced a new technology, called Pivot, to make sense of interconnectedness between objects on the web. The underlying premise of Pivot is to view relationships between …
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek:
HTC Droid Eris To Get Android 2.0 Update — Verizon Wireless has said that the HTC Droid Eris will receive a significant system update at some point in the fist quarter of 2010. The update will boost the Eris' version of Android to at least 2.0, and possibly even 2.1.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Keyboardless Motorola Droid snapped
Will Park / IntoMobile: Verizon: HTC Droid Eris getting Google Maps Navigation with Android 2.0 update
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Verizon confirms HTC Droid Eris to get Android 2.x update
Agam Shah / PC World:
Dell to Set up Mobile Business Unit — Dell is setting up a new business unit surrounding mobile products as it tries to expand its presence in the communications market, the company said on Friday. — The newly formed communications solutions division will be responsible …
Discussion: CNET News
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Dell forms communications unit
Web inventor: ‘Snooping’ authorities threaten Internet — Governments and companies pushing for greater monitoring of Internet activity pose a major threat to freedom and democracy, according to Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. … To read a shortened version of this interview, please click here.