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, Brainstorm Tech, TeleRead, Life On the Wicked Stage, Silicon Alley Insider, Daring Fireball and ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: 300,000 Apps By The End Of 2010, What Else?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: The Gray Lady visits the App Store
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: The App Store as Apple's ‘game changer’
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading
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
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.
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: Silicon Alley Insider, CNN and AppsFire.com ★ …
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, Xconomy, TeleRead, PC World, CloudAve, Wolfire Games Blog, Ubergizmo, CNET News, GeekSmack, InfoWorld, MediaMemo, TechCrunch, WebProNews, Search Engine Journal, TidBITS, InformationWeek and Daring Fireball, 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
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google acquires EtherPad online collaboration tool
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
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Confirmed: Google Acquires AppJet, The Maker Of EtherPad
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Acquires AppJet
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Buys Appjet & Etherpad
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS: EtherPad Open Sourced after Google Acquisition
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Buys AppJet To Power Wave
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: EtherPad to Shut Down After Google Acquisition of Parent Company AppJet
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 …
Discussion: TechFlash, TeleRead and GottaBeMobile.com
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon to open brick-and-mortar retail shops in Britain?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Amazon Looking to Get Into Bricks and Mortar Retail?
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 …
Discussion: Under The Stairs and eWeek
Brian Prince / eWeek: Google Public DNS Security Not Breaking New Ground, Some Say
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.
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Euro-folk not big on the Android
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
How Hollywood plans to keep prices up as movies go online — The movie business is often said to follow the lead of the music industry. Watch what happens to music on the Internet, wait a few years, and expect that the same things will happen to Hollywood blockbusters.
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.
Discussion: Download Squad and Erictric
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Well, duh: Mininova loses two thirds of its traffic after going legal
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and Erictric, Thanks:atul
Matt Rosoff / CNET News:
MediaNet could power the online music revolution — I had a fascinating conversation with MediaNet CEO Alan McGlade on Friday morning. Unless you're deeply involved in online music, you probably don't know MediaNet, but it's the back end powering a lot of music services you might have used …
MIT wins social networking balloon contest — A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won a $44,000 prize by finding the locations of 10 red balloons across the United States. — The competition was launched by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency …
Matthew Rivera / Digits: Spot 10 Balloons, Win $40,000