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 …
Discussion: Beyond Search
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: News Corp and Its MySpace Case
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: PC World, CNET News, 10 Red Balloons, TechCrunch, Joe Duck, Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, dailywireless.org and Technologizer
David Worthington / PC World: DARPA Launches Red Balloon Hunt
Chris Jacob / CNET News: DARPA's giant red balloons officially at large
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
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
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, Kindle Review, GottaBeMobile.com and TeleRead
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Officially Launching Chrome Extensions Next Week — A couple weeks ago, Google unveiled its Chrome Extensions site after clues began popping up that a full-on push for extension support in their browser was imminent. Unfortunately, that site was only meant for extension developers …
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
‘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 …
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, EverythingiCafe, Zatz Not Funny!, Associated Press, Bloomberg, GottaBeMobile.com, Macworld, AppleInsider, Washington Post, CNET News, /Message, MacDailyNews, MacRumors, TUAW, The Apple Core, Gizmodo, MacNN, Changing Way, AppsFire.com ★ …, 9 to 5 Mac, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Maximum PC, Wired News, hypebot, The iPhone Blog, Macsimum News and The Loop
Mark Ramsey / Hear 2.0: Apple + Lala = Radio
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Apple Acquires Music Streamer Lala
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?
Joachim Bean / TUAW: Lala bought by Apple, streaming iTunes Store around the bend?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple buys Lala. Bring on the streaming iTunes
Andrew / Changing Way: Rotten? Apple Acquires Lala
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys Lala for a song
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Apple Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Lala
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Apple buys Lala. Can any music startup eke out a return for investors?
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: DailyFinance, Ars Technica, 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, Pocket-lint.com, VatorNews, VentureBeat, The Digital Lifestyle, Mashable!, CNET News, App Advice and paidContent
Douglas McIntyre / DailyFinance: Apple buys Lala, ‘cloud’ provider of music
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple may acquire Lala for cloud-based iTunes streaming
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
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Apple buying Lala say multiple sources
Chris Caceres / VatorNews: Apple buys digital music service Lala
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?
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.
David / TmoNews:
Google Phone To T-Mobile? — Let me just preface this post with a total rumor disclaimer, to be read only with serious grains of salt. — That being said, information has been passed along to me in a very James Bond type way from a trusty ninja who has yet to lead me astray.
Discussion: Mobility Site, Android and Me, Android Phone Fans, I4U News and AndroidGuys
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Google Phone “Passion” headed to T-Mobile
Robert Evans / I4U News: Google Phone Coming To T-Mobile?