Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
The rise and fall of MySpace — In summer 2005, having spent the best part of four decades building a newspaper, film and television empire, Rupert Murdoch decided that the time had come to get serious about the internet. As founder and chairman of News Corporation …
‘Accidental’ Download Sending Man To Prison — SACRAMENTO (CBS13) ― A local man is likely to go to prison for years after he says he accidentally downloaded child pornography onto his computer. — Matthew White, 22, said he was surfing for pornography two years ago on Limewire …
Matthew Rivera / Digits:
Spot 10 Balloons, Win $40,000 — If you look up and see red weather balloons this weekend, take note. You've unwittingly entered into a social experiment. … The Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, launched 10 balloons, each eight feet wide …
Discussion: CNET News, PC World, 10 Red Balloons, TechCrunch, Joe Duck, Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, dailywireless.org and Technologizer
Chris Jacob / CNET News: DARPA's giant red balloons officially at large
David Worthington / PC World: DARPA Launches Red Balloon Hunt
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: How To Find Those Red Balloons
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo: DARPA's Giant Red Balloons Officially at Large
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Can Social Networking Find 10 Red Balloons?
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Darpa Launches Red Balloon Contest
Stephen Baker / Business Week:
Beware Social Media Snake Oil — Hordes of marketing “experts” are promoting the value of wikis, social networks, and blogs. All the hype may obscure the real potential of these online tools — For business, the rising popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media Web sites presents a tantalizing opportunity.
Discussion: broadstuff and Glass House, Thanks:atul
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Pitfalls of un-Enterprising Social Media usage
Fxshaw / Glass House: Social Media Snake Oil
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Barnes & Noble's Nook gets a brief and early hands-on — Thanks to a very generous anonymous tipster, we've gotten a number of hands-on pics of Barnes & Noble's soon to be released (for some) Nook e-reader. The impressions we've been given, however, weave a tale of a laggy Android interface …
Discussion: Gear Diary, GottaBeMobile.com and TeleRead
Sumocat / GottaBeMobile.com: First nooks reaching customers
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Engadget posts early hands-on report with the Nook
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Apple Strikes Deal to Buy the Music Start-Up Lala — SAN FRANCISCO — In the most recent sign that Apple is looking at alternative ways for people to store and play their digital music, the company has agreed to buy Lala, a four-year-old start-up based in Palo Alto, Calif., a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.
Discussion: Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Hear 2.0, Zatz Not Funny!, Associated Press, Bloomberg, GottaBeMobile.com, Macworld, AppleInsider, Washington Post, CNET News, MacDailyNews, MacRumors, /Message, The Apple Core, TUAW, Gizmodo, MacNN, Changing Way, AppsFire.com ★ …, 9 to 5 Mac, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Maximum PC, Wired News, hypebot, The iPhone Blog, Macsimum News and The Loop
Mark Ramsey / Hear 2.0: Apple + Lala = Radio
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press: AP source: Apple in talks to buy Lala.com
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Apple Acquires Lala. Music Streaming On the Way?
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Apple reportedly buys Lala music service
Brian Garner / AppleInsider: Reports confirm Apple reaches agreement to purchase Lala
Jason Kincaid / Washington Post: Apple Has Acquired Lala
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Sources: Apple wants technology from struggling Lala
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Apple Buys Lala: Social iTunes At Last?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple buys Lala. Bring on the streaming iTunes
Joachim Bean / TUAW: Lala bought by Apple, streaming iTunes Store around the bend?
Andrew / Changing Way: Rotten? Apple Acquires Lala
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys Lala for a song
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Apple buys Lala. Can any music startup eke out a return for investors?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Apple Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Lala
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Apple in Talks to Buy Lala Music Service (Updated)
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News: Apple's Purchase of Lala Could Signal Cheaper, Streaming iTunes (Updated)
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Apple In Advanced Talks To Buy Lala
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘New York TImes’: Apple-Lala deal almost done (updated)
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Report: Apple in talks to buy Lala streaming music service
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Confirmed: Apple Buys Music Service Lala, at a Fire Sale Price
Confirmed: Apple Buys Music Service Lala, at a Fire Sale Price
Discussion: Ars Technica, DailyFinance, Reuters, Boy Genius Report, I4U News, The Next Web Combined, Download Squad, PE Hub Blog, BusinessWeek, Technologizer, Gadget Lab, Between the Lines, GigaOM, sparkplug 9, Xconomy, Gizmodo, VatorNews, The Digital Lifestyle, Pocket-lint.com, VentureBeat, Mashable!, CNET News, App Advice and paidContent
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple may acquire Lala for cloud-based iTunes streaming
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance: Apple buys Lala, ‘cloud’ provider of music
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Apple acquires streaming music company Lala
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple Buys Music Streaming Service LaLa
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web Combined: Apple To Buy Lala? [Confirmed, It Happened!]
Alastair Goldfisher / PE Hub Blog: Apple Downloads LaLa
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Apple In Talks To Acquire Web Music Service Lala
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple May Buy Lala? That Could be Very, Very Good. Or Very, Very Bad
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Rumor: Apple in Talks to Buy Streaming Music Service Lala
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM: Apple in Talks to Acquire Lala: Report
John Koetsier / sparkplug 9: Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Music Service Lala (Update3) - Bloomberg.com
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Reports: Apple to Buy Lala, Backed by Ignition, Bain
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Is Now in the Streaming Music Business
Chris Caceres / VatorNews: Apple buys digital music service Lala
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Apple buying Lala say multiple sources
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Report: Apple in talks to buy Lala to face a new streaming world
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Apple Acquires Streaming Music Service Lala
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Apple in ‘advanced’ acquisition talks with Lala
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: [Confirmed] Apple To Buy Lala, Could This Lead To $0.10 Songs On The iPhone?
David Kaplan / paidContent: Apple Making A Play For Music Site LaLa?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Mininova Traffic Plummets After Going ‘Legal’ — After nearly five years of loyal service, Mininova deleted over a million torrent files when it partly shut down its website a week ago. What remains are a few thousand torrents that were uploaded though its content distribution platform, which only lists uploads by approved users.
Stilgherrian / ZDNET.com.au: Legit Mininova gives no traffic relief
David Sasaki / MediaShift Idea Lab:
Democratizing the Geography of Information — As little as a year ago Google Maps had no geographic information about San Javier La Loma, a small working class neighborhood on the outskirts of Medellín where the ConVerGentes group of the HiperBarrio citizen journalism project is based.
Discussion: Rising Voices Master Site Feed and The Map Room
David Sasaki / Rising Voices Master Site Feed: HiperBarrio Maps San Javier La Loma with Open Street Maps
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: Mapping Wikipedia — Mark Graham has mapped the half-million …
Google Public Policy Blog:
When sources disagree: borders and place names in Google Earth and Maps — Collecting and sharing the most accurate information about place names and borders is a tough task that every map maker faces. The first sources are the nations themselves, but when neighboring countries claim overlapping territories …
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Precursor Blog
Rita Chang / AdAge:
Don't Create an IPhone App for the Online Buzz Factor — App Chatter Doesn't Build Brands, Long-term Engagement Does — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — For all the love that marketers show iPhone apps, these micro-utilities and tools actually generate surprisingly little buzz in return.
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Does Google Even Understand What News Is? — The art of verbal self-defense can be tricky. Ramble on while defending yourself against critics, and you can expose yourself to new criticisms. For a recent and clear case study in this misstep, look no further than Google's own Eric Schmidt.
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Study: MySQL use to drop under Oracle ownership — Survey finds that Oracle ownership would blunt demand for Sun's open source database — IDG News Service - Usage of the open-source MySQL database is set to decline if Oracle succeeds in buying the software's owner, Sun Microsystems …
Discussion: The Register and New York Post
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Ellison compromises on MySQL control?
Josh Kosman / New York Post: Oracle leader blinks