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: Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Associated Press, Bloomberg, GottaBeMobile.com, Nicke's shared items …, Macworld, Zatz Not Funny!, AppleInsider, Wired News, MacRumors, TUAW, The Apple Core, CNET News, Changing Way, MacDailyNews, Electronista, TechCrunch, 9 to 5 Mac, VentureBeat, Gizmodo, Maximum PC, The iPhone Blog, /Message, AppsFire.com ★ … and hypebot
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?
Jason Kincaid / Nicke's shared items in Google Reader: Apple Has Acquired Lala
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Apple reportedly buys Lala music service
Brian Garner / AppleInsider: Reports confirm Apple reaches agreement to purchase Lala
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News: Apple's Purchase of Lala Could Signal Cheaper, Streaming iTunes (Updated)
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
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Sources: Apple wants technology from struggling Lala
Andrew / Changing Way: Rotten? Apple Acquires Lala
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Apple Reportedly In Talks To Acquire 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?
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Apple in Talks to Buy Lala Music Service (Updated)
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Apple Buys Lala: Social iTunes At Last?
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Apple In Advanced Talks To Buy Lala
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.
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
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple May Buy Lala? That Could be Very, Very Good. Or Very, Very Bad
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Apple Acquires Streaming Music Service Lala
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Apple In Talks To Acquire Web Music Service Lala
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
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Report: Apple in talks to buy Lala to face a new streaming world
John Koetsier / sparkplug 9: Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Music Service Lala (Update3) - Bloomberg.com
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Looking to Acquire Music Streaming Service Lala?
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy: Reports: Apple to Buy Lala, Backed by Ignition, Bain
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com: Apple buying Lala say multiple sources
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?
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: Y Combinator Posterous, Xconomy, eWeek, The Next Web Combined, Softpedia News, GeekSmack, Computerworld, Ubergizmo, Nicke's shared items …, RyanSpoon.com, VentureBeat, MediaMemo, WebProNews, CNET News, Search Engine Journal, InformationWeek, TechCrunch, GigaOM, Between the Lines, Google Operating System, Daring Fireball, ReadWriteWeb, TeleRead, Silicon Alley Insider, paidContent, Download Squad and Seeking Alpha, Thanks:atul
Paul Graham / Y Combinator Posterous: Congratulations, Appjets! — It was announced today that Appjet …
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Wave Pushes AppJet to Sell Out to Google
Martin Bryant / The Next Web Combined: Google acquires AppJet to build a better Wave
Braeden Petruk / GeekSmack: Google Acquires Etherpad
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Google buys collaboration app to boost Wave
Ben Parr / Nicke's shared items in Google Reader: Google Makes an Acquisition to Help Build Google Wave
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google's Checkbook Opens Up Again, This Time for Collaboration Start-Up AppJet
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Acquires AppJet
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google acquires EtherPad online collaboration tool
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Buys Appjet & Etherpad
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Buys AppJet To Power Wave
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Google Buys EtherPad Maker for Google Wave
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Acquires AppJet
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: EtherPad to Shut Down After Google Acquisition of Parent Company AppJet
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Etherpad Goes to Google - Just Another Silicon Valley Soap Opera
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
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Buys AppJet To Boost Google Wave
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Google strengthens Wave's collaborative editing power by acquiring AppJet Inc.
Jason Kincaid / Seeking Alpha: Google Acquires AppJet
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS:
EtherPad Shuts Down after Google Acquisition — EtherPad is a Web-based tool for simultaneous writing and editing, in which multiple people can see keystrokes as other people type them. It's now about to disappear after the acquisition by Google of AppJet, the firm that developed EtherPad.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Confirmed: Google Acquires AppJet, The Maker Of EtherPad
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, bizjournals and CrunchGear
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: TechCrunch reports CrunchPad litigation ‘imminent’
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: CrunchPad Partner Speaks Out and Plans Media Event
Patrick Hoge / bizjournals: CrunchPad partner plans media event
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 …
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.
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Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Google gets personal
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Now Personalizes Everyone's Search Results
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Google Search Gets Personalized, for Everyone
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Your Next Google Search Is Going to Freak You Out
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google extends personalized search to all
Brad Stone / Bits: Google Customizes More of Its Search Results
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.
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: TechCrunch, 10 Red Balloons, ReadWriteWeb, dailywireless.org and Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: How To Find Those Red Balloons
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Can Social Networking Find 10 Red Balloons?
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Darpa Launches Red Balloon Contest
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo: DARPA's Giant Red Balloons Officially at Large
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
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, Hardware 2.0, Softpedia News, Computerworld, Electronista, VentureBeat, The Register, Ars Technica, Maximum PC and Gizmodo
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Intel Larrabee delayed, small cloud of vapor all that remains
Agam Shah / Computerworld: Intel delays Larrabee graphics processor
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.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News: Yahoo, Microsoft finalize search deal
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Microsoft And Yahoo Finalize Their Search Pact
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: MicroHoo Signs on the Dotted Line: Final Agreement Done
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft, Yahoo finalize search agreement
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Microsoft and Yahoo! Make It Official, Now Time for Some Good Ol …
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Microsoft, Yahoo Consummate Search Deal
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Yahoo, Microsoft Close Search Deal
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Five Publishers Set to Start Building Digital Storefront for Print — But Many Details Still to Be Worked Out, Including the Technology — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Five of print's biggest competitors are about to place a collective wager on their best path forward in digital media …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, paidContent and MarketingVOX
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal: News Corp. Joins Digital Consortium
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Magazine Consortium Will Launch With Five Partners: News Corp …
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: WebProNews and Mashable!
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: YouTube Unveils Video Targeting Tool
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.
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 …