Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Apple's Game Changer, Downloading Now — IAN LYNCH SMITH, a shaggy-haired ball of energy in his late 30s, beams as he ticks off some of the games that Freeverse, his little Brooklyn software company, has landed on the iPhone App Store's coveted (and ever-changing) list of best-selling downloads …
Discussion: App Advice, Webomatica, Brainstorm Tech, inside analytics, Life On the Wicked Stage, TeleRead, Silicon Alley Insider, Daring Fireball and ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: The App Store Featured In Today's NYTimes, As A Game Changer
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: Why Apple's App Store Is So Important
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: The Gray Lady visits the App Store
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: The App Store as Apple's ‘game changer’
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple's iPhone On Its Way To Becoming The Microsoft Windows Of Mobile
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Long NYT Story on the App Store
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Apple's Rocket Ship
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
What's On Phil Schiller's iPhone? — Growing up, I begged my parents for a Swiss Army knife. I envisioned myself heroically whipping it out to cut away tangled shoelaces and whittle hunks of wood into neat little figures. They refused — what if I poked the dog's eye out, or worse, my own?
Discussion: Edible Apple, Silicon Alley Insider, CNN, Gizmodo and AppsFire.com ★ …
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Apple's Phil Schiller and I Have Something In Common
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Takes out 3,000 word ad on the front page of the Sunday NY Times Biz section — Two things we love: The New York Times and Apple. However, today's gushing front page Business Section App Store article reads more like a PR piece than actual information. Let's keep it real here.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and PC World
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: Apple's Game Changer, Downloading Now - New York Times
Jared Newman / PC World: Experts Not Surprised By iPhone Malicious App Report
Jenny Davey / Times of London:
Amazon in secret plan to open high street shops — AMAZON, the world's biggest online retailer and scourge of bookshops everywhere, is planning a surprise invasion of the British high street. — Property landlords said that the American company, which has a market value of $59.1 billion …
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Amazon to open bricks-and-mortar stores?
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: Amazon to open retail stores in the U.K.?
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon to open brick-and-mortar retail shops in Britain?
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Amazon Plans to Open Brick and Mortar Stores in the UK
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Reversal of Fortunes
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Amazon Looking to Get Into Bricks and Mortar Retail?
Deborah Solomon / New York Times:
Book Learning — Questions for Jeffrey P. Bezos — The Kindle, an electronic reader brought out by Amazon two years ago, has become your company's best-selling product and a great success story. But several rival e-readers are coming out in time for Christmas. What do you think of the Nook, for instance, from Barnes & Noble?
Discussion: Pulse2, Silicon Alley Insider and Gizmodo
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Jeff Bezos: For Every 100 Physical Books Amazon.com Sells …
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola's Opus One: first iDEN Android handset? — We're a little light on details at the moment, but we've just received a couple photographs of what we're told is Motorola's first Android iDEN handset, codenamed the Opus One. Original, huh? While these images come from a new connect …
Discussion: Phone Arena, Engadget, Pulse2, Android Phone Fans, Electronista and Gizmodo
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Motorola Opus One Could Be The First iDEN Android Handset
Aaron / The EtherPad Blog:
EtherPad is Back Online Until Open Sourced — Many of you were not super thrilled with the transition plan we announced in our last blog post, which I guess is really quite flattering. We have worked with Google and the Google Wave team to make the following changes to the plan, which I think you will appreciate:
Discussion: Mashable!, eWeek, The Next Web Network, PC World, TeleRead, CloudAve, Ubergizmo, Xconomy and Wolfire Games Blog, Thanks:atul
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: EtherPad Responds to User Demand: Service Restored
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google AppJet to Open Source EtherPad to Appease Angry Users
Martin Bryant / The Next Web Network: Google reopens EtherPad, takes it Open Source
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: After outcry, EtherPad returns—soon to be open-sourced
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Open Source As A SaaS Endgame: Etherpad Goes Open Source
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Europeans shy away from Google Android phones — HELSINKI (Reuters) - Operators pushed market share of cellphones running Google's software a little higher in September quarter in Western Europe, but consumers showed little interest toward them, research firm IDC said on Saturday.
Discussion: Android Phone Fans and CrunchGear
Patrick Lightbody / The BrowserMob Blog:
Google Public DNS vs OpenDNS vs Your ISP's DNS - measuring performance — Like many in the industry, we were surprised and intrigued by the announcement yesterday that Google would be entering the DNS business. The basic logic was clear: Google has a vested interest in the internet being fast …
Brian Prince / eWeek: Google Public DNS Security Not Breaking New Ground, Some Say
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Devices to Take Textbooks Beyond Text — NEWSPAPERS and novels are moving briskly from paper to pixels, but textbooks have yet to find the perfect electronic home. They are readable on laptops and smartphones, but the displays can be eye-taxing. Even dedicated e-readers …
David Rothman / TeleRead: The eDGe reader: Loser for schools
Tony Bradley / PC World:
Larrabee Project a Casualty of Intel's Legal Battles — Intel announced that its initial foray into standalone graphics chips—the Larrabee Project—is delayed indefinitely. Intel cited developmental setbacks, but its hard not to connect the dots between the demise of the Larrabee Project and Intel's ongoing legal woes.
Discussion: CNET News
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: Intel: Initial Larrabee graphics chip canceled
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
$10 USB power outlet leaves no plug behind — Don't freak out or anything. But all that time you spent building a DIY in-wall USB charger may have been for naught. Of course, you've gained a useful learning experience and potentially gotten a lesson in the dangers of electricity …
Discussion: Mobile Whack
Jeff / Mobile Whack: FastMac USB power outlet