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.
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Apple reportedly buys Lala music service
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press: AP source: Apple in talks to buy Lala.com
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News: Apple's Rumored LaLa Talks Signal Cheaper, Streaming iTunes
Brian Garner / AppleInsider: Reports confirm Apple reaches agreement to purchase Lala
Jason Kincaid / Washington Post: Apple Has Acquired Lala
Andrew / Changing Way: Rotten? Apple Acquires Lala
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Sources: Apple wants technology from struggling Lala
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Apple buys Lala. Can any music startup eke out a return for investors?
Joachim Bean / TUAW: Lala bought by Apple, streaming iTunes Store around the bend?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys Lala for a song
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple buys Lala. Bring on the streaming iTunes
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Apple in Talks to Buy Lala Music Service (Updated)
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Confirmed: Apple Buys Music Service Lala, at a Fire Sale Price — Apple has purchased online music service Lala, I've confirmed with a source familiar with the transaction. Both Bloomberg and CNET reported the chats earlier today. If you'd like other confirmation, New York Times also reports that the deal has closed.
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Apple Acquires Streaming Music Service Lala
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web Combined: Apple To Buy Lala? [Confirmed, It Happened!]
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Apple in ‘advanced’ acquisition talks with Lala
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Apple's Purchase of Lala Could Signal Cheaper, Streaming iTunes (Updated)
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Apple Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Lala
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Looking to Acquire Music Streaming Service Lala?
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Report: Apple in talks to buy Lala to face a new streaming world
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Rumor: Apple in Talks to Buy Streaming Music Service Lala
Alastair Goldfisher / PE Hub Blog: Apple Downloads LaLa
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
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM: Apple in Talks to Acquire Lala: Report
David Kaplan / paidContent: Apple Making A Play For Music Site LaLa?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: [Confirmed] Apple To Buy Lala, Could This Lead To $0.10 Songs On The iPhone?
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?
Discussion: TidBITS, Y Combinator Posterous, TechCrunch, GeekSmack, RyanSpoon.com, Between the Lines, InfoWorld, MediaMemo, CNET News, Google Operating System, InformationWeek, Search Engine Journal, VentureBeat, TeleRead, Silicon Alley Insider, WebProNews, GigaOM, Download Squad, Mashable!, Daring Fireball and paidContent, Thanks:atul
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS: EtherPad Shuts Down after Google Acquisition
Paul Graham / Y Combinator Posterous: Congratulations, Appjets! — It was announced today that Appjet …
Braeden Petruk / GeekSmack: Google Acquires Etherpad
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld: Google buys collaboration app to boost Wave
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google's Checkbook Opens Up Again, This Time for Collaboration Start-Up AppJet
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google acquires EtherPad online collaboration tool
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Acquires AppJet
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Buys AppJet To Power Wave
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Buys Appjet & Etherpad
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Google buys AppJet; EtherPad staff to join Google Wave team
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Buys Startup AppJet, Shuts It Down
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Acquires AppJet
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Google Buys EtherPad Maker for Google Wave
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Google strengthens Wave's collaborative editing power by acquiring AppJet Inc.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: EtherPad to Shut Down After Google Acquisition of Parent Company AppJet
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Buys AppJet To Boost Google Wave
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Google Acquires AppJet, The Maker Of EtherPad
Confirmed: Google Acquires AppJet, The Maker Of EtherPad
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Seeking Alpha
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Etherpad Goes to Google - Just Another Silicon Valley Soap Opera
Jason Kincaid / Seeking Alpha: Google Acquires AppJet
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 …
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Engadget posts early hands-on report with the Nook
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CrunchPad Litigation Imminent — It has been a busy week for our former partners on the CrunchPad. The company has deleted their corporate blog, taken the time to hire a PR firm and schedule an event Monday morning to “give their side of the story.” — They still have not returned our calls or emails.
Discussion: TeleRead, Digital Trends, CrunchGear, PC World and bizjournals
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: TechCrunch reports CrunchPad litigation ‘imminent’
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: CrunchPad Partner Speaks Out and Plans Media Event
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Looks like the CrunchPad will make an appearance on Monday in San Francisco
Ian Paul / PC World: CrunchPad Demo Promised Next Week
Patrick Hoge / bizjournals: CrunchPad partner plans media event
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: Glass House, Thanks:atul
Fxshaw / Glass House: Social Media Snake Oil
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: Search Engine Land, Bits, CNET News, Gizmodo and ResourceShelf, Thanks:mattmcgee
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Now Personalizes Everyone's Search Results
Brad Stone / Bits: Google Customizes More of Its Search Results
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google extends personalized search to all
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Your Next Google Search Is Going to Freak You Out
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: Engadget, Electronista, VentureBeat, The Register, Ars Technica, Maximum PC and Gizmodo
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Intel cancels Larrabee consumer graphics chip
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Intel condemns tardy Larrabee to dev purgatory
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Intel Cancels Larrabee Graphics Chip
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.
Discussion: paidContent, eWeek, Mashable!, BoomTown, CNET News, The Microsoft Blog, internetnews.com, Search Engine Land, The Register, Search Engine Watch and TechCrunch
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Microsoft And Yahoo Finalize Their Search Pact
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Microsoft, Yahoo Consummate Search Deal
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: MicroHoo Signs on the Dotted Line: Final Agreement Done
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Yahoo, Microsoft finalize search deal
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft, Yahoo finalize search agreement
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Yahoo, Microsoft Close Search Deal
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Microsoft and Yahoo! Make It Official, Now Time for Some Good Ol …
Jared Newman / PC World:
Experts Not Surprised By iPhone Malicious App Report — Malicious iPhone apps that Apple unwittingly approves could attack even non-jailbroken iPhones, according to a developer, but security experts say this isn't earth-shattering news. — “If you understand the way the security of the iPhone works …
Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:thepimpofsound
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 …
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: Search Engine Journal, Maximum PC, CNET News, VatorNews, WebProNews, Mashable!, Bloomberg, Erictric, TechCrunch and ResourceShelf
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Finance Streams Real-Time News
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Google Tries to Lure Users to Google Finance with Realtime News
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google adds streaming news to Google Finance
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Google Finance now streaming real-time news
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Finance Delves Into Streaming News
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Finance Now Streams News in Real-Time
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg: Google Finance Adds Streaming News Items, in Addition to Live Stock Prices
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Finance Adds Realtime News Streams
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.
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 …
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: Venture Chronicles, Gizmodo, Electronista and Bits
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: FCC: Whoops, CableCARD Was a Total Disaster
Saul Hansell / Bits: F.C.C. May Pry Open the Cable Set-Top Box
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: Mashable!, All Facebook, CNET News and Online Media Cultist
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: MySpace and Facebook Sitting in a Tree?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Connect, One Year Later
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News: Report: MySpace to adopt Facebook Connect
Aaron / YouTube Biz Blog:
Hit the mark with Video Targeting — Much of our recent work at YouTube has focused on making it easy for advertisers and agencies to run integrated, targeted and measurable campaigns across the internet. This has involved a lot of product, sales and back-end integration with Google products …
Discussion: Mashable! and WebProNews
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: YouTube Unveils Video Targeting Tool
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.
Discussion: CNET News, Ed Bott's Windows Expertise, Maximum PC and Gizmodo
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: The Register and Lockergnome Blog Network
Dan Goodin / The Register: Germans devise attacks on Windows BitLocker
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
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 …
Discussion: Digital Daily, AppleInsider, Macsimum News, 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
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
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple to pay $21.7 to OPTi in patent infringement case
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple hit by $21.7 million patent infringement charge on “pre-snoop” technology
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Five Years of Digg...and counting — Five years ago today, Digg.com went live. What started as a simple idea has certainly come a long way. From a vision of a new way to surface news, and a team of three, to 40+ million monthly visitors and 80+ passionate employees...well, suffice it to say that I'm very proud of what we've become.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, TechCrunch, Erictric and Mashable!
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Top 5 Digg Milestones in the Last 5 Years
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.
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.
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal: FCC Probes Verizon Wireless Fees
Austin Modine / The Register: FCC questions Verizon's early termination fees
David Coursey / PC World: FCC Examines Verizon's Doubling of Early Termination Fees
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: FCC inquiry into Verizon $350 fee can be solved with truthful billing
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: FCC Investigating Verizon Termination Fees, Billing Practices
David Worthington / Technologizer: FCC Demands Answers from Verizon on Fees
Roy Mark / eWeek: FCC Launches Verizon ETF Probe
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Lawmakers, FCC target carriers' ETF policies
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: FCC Taking On Verizon's New ETF
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
DoD: Cloud Will Save Us ‘Hundreds of Millions’ — Moving the U.S. military's IT operations to a cloud computing model hasn't been easy. But the payoff is clear, according to Henry Sienkiewicz, who oversees the Department of Defense's cloud computing platform, known as the Rapid Access Computing Environment (RACE).