Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Your First Look at Nook: The Technologizer Review — In retrospect, it was probably inevitable. Bookselling behemoth Barnes & Noble has spent much of the past decade and a half duking it out with online archrival Amazon.com. So when Amazon unveiled its Kindle e-reader two years ago …
Discussion: SlashGear, Gizmodo, ITworld.com, Bloomberg, blogs.chron.com, Engadget, GMSV, Switched, Gadgetell, Zatz Not Funny!, Mobility Site, DisplayBlog and TeleRead
Vincent Nguyen / SlashGear: Barnes & Noble nook review
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Barnes & Noble Nook Review
Pasmith / ITworld.com: Nook reviews and Skiff launches
Rich Jaroslovsky / Bloomberg: Nook Chases Kindle At Snail's Pace
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Barnes & Noble Nook review
Susan Steade / GMSV: OK, class, turn in your Nook reports
Tim Stevens / Switched: Barnes & Noble Nook E-Reader Reviewed, Yawns Abound
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Gadgetell Roundup: Barnes & Noble Nook reviews
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!: The B&N Nook Reader Review Roundup
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site: Engadget has got the Nook...
David Rothman / TeleRead: Jeff Bezos on e-books, bathtubs and Ziploc bags
The Official Google Blog:
Explore a whole new way to window shop, with Google and your mobile phone — What if you could decide where to shop, eat or hang out, with a little help from local Google users? — It might take you a while to ask them all, so to make it easier we've launched a new effort to send window decals …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Etan on Tech, GottaBeMobile.com, Search Engine Journal, GeekSmack, Understanding Google … and Phone Scoop
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Favorite Places: SMBs, Local & Mobile
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Google Goes Local for Window Shopping with Scannable Store Window Decals
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Sends Out Decals with QR Codes
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search: Google Promoting Maps with 100,000 Favorite Places Posters
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Google Announces New ‘Favorite Places’ Program
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
See That Funny 2D Barcode In The Store Window? It Might Pull Up A Google Listing. — What if every store had a bar-code sticker on its window so that you could pull out your iPhone, wave it in front of the bar code and get all sorts of information about that business—the telephone number, photos, customer reviews?
Discussion: The Register, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, Screenwerk, San Francisco Chronicle, CNET News, Search Engine Land, Softpedia News, PC World and AppScout
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Google mobile search about to get a lot more compelling with QR codes, Goggles
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Citysearch Becomes a ‘Twitter Client’
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google Favorite Places coming to window near you
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Creates Local “Favorite Places,” …
Nancy Gohring / PC World: Google Promotes Place Pages in Shop Windows
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Wants to Barcode Stores
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC's 2010 roadmap goes on display? — Those among us with minds like steel traps might recall that HTC's 2009 was leaked with shocking accuracy way back in January of this year, which lends some credibility to this already-believable series of slides we have seemingly showing off …
Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0: HTC Leaks Detailed 2010 Smartphone Roadmap
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: HTC's 2010 Android lineup revealed
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: HTC's 2010 roadmap leaks
Rachel King / The Toybox: HTC's 2010 Roadmap Leaked
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: HTC's 2010 Roadmap Leaked
WM Professional / Phone Arena: HTC's first half 2010 roadmap leaked?
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: HTC HD2 Mini to Release in April 2010?
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site: HTC 2010 Roadmap Leaks? Is it real?
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
HTC likely to push back Android 2.0 Passion launch to early 2010, say sources — HTC is likely to push back the launch of its first Android 2.0-based Passion smartphone to early 2010 instead of before year-end 2009 as originally planned, according to market sources.
Discussion: eWeek, Engadget, SlashGear, Gizmodo, Android Central, Softpedia News, Phone Arena, Electricpig.co.uk, Android Phone Fans, Erictric, I4U News, pocketnow.com and Fudzilla
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Android Uptake Slow in Europe as Google Phone Rumors Persist
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: HTC Passion runs Android on 3.5-inch OLED and Snapdragon in Verizon's early 2010?
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: HTC 2010 Product Roadmap Leak: Legends, Salsa, Buzz
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: HTC Passion Android 2.0 Phone Rumored To Be Delayed To 2010
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com: Three New HTC Windows Mobile 6.5 Phones for 2010 Leaked: Tera, Trophy, Photon
Nick Farrell / Fudzilla: Android Passion smart phone delayed
Yahoo! Introduces Ad Interest Manager — Provides Consumers with Greater Transparency and Control over Their Online Advertising Experience — Today Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) released a beta version of a new consumer tool called Ad Interest Manager, which takes transparency in online advertising …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Yahoo Introduces “Ad Interest Manager”: Allows Opt-In And Out Of …
Juliana Gruenwald / Tech Daily Dose: Yahoo Launches New Privacy Tool
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Yahoo Launches Ad Interest Manager
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Adds New Privacy Tool for Users Today, Just as FTC Privacy …
Yahoo Adds New Privacy Tool for Users Today, Just as FTC Privacy …
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and GMSV
Kara Swisher / CNET News: Yahoo adds privacy tool, in time for FTC meetings
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Yahoo lets users know how advertisers are targeting them.
Susan Steade / GMSV: Big Brother and the Big Unchill
Om Malik / GigaOM:
All Hail The iPod Touch — As the competition for smart phone domination starts to heat up, it is becoming increasingly clear that the iPod Touch is Apple's ace-up-its-sleeve, and according to a report by Flurry, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics company, 24 million iPod Touches represent …
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech, Gadget Lab and 9 to 5 Mac
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: The iPod touch generation
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Simplenote Update Finally Syncs iPhone Notes With Mac
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iPod touch takes kids along the path to iPhone
Peter Farago / blog.flurry.com:
Flurry Smartphone Industry Pulse, November 2009
Flurry Smartphone Industry Pulse, November 2009
Discussion: AppleInsider, Internet2Go, The Loop, MacDailyNews, Mashable! and VentureBeat
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: iPod Touch Cultivating Future iPhone Buyers
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Study: Apple's secret weapon is iPod touch
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Don't Underestimate the Power of the iPod Touch in the Smartphone War
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The iPod Touch is creating the iPhone users of tomorrow
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Joins Twitter (With An Awful Name) — Back in March, Google CEO Eric Schmidt caused a little controversy when he was quoted as thinking of Twitter (and the other micro-messaging services like it) as a “sort of poor man's email systems.” He later clarified his remarks a bit.
Discussion: Guardian, Search Engine Land, Mashable!, Silicon Alley Insider, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Erictric, The Huffington Post and AppScout, Thanks:marknadsforing
Mercedes Bunz / Guardian: Google CEO Eric Schmidt joins Twitter - and gets tongues wagging
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, Now On Twitter @eschmidt0
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Eric Schmidt Joins Twitter*
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: If You Can't Buy'em, Join'em — It wasn't too long ago actually …
Brian Heater / AppScout: Eric Schmidt Starts Tweeting
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Aardvark Mulls Over A $30+ Million Offer From Google — Social search service Aardvark is considering accepting a $30+ million offer by Google, say multiple sources close to the companies (one source says it's $40 million). The company, which was founded by ex-Googlers, has raised around $6 million in venture capital to date.
Discussion: Internet2Go, Softpedia News and VentureBeat
Tim Lohman / Computerworld:
VMware developing dual OS smartphone virtualisation — Work and home phones apps and calls will run on the same handset at the same time via virtualisation — VMware has flagged smartphones as the next platform in the evolution of virtualisation, but at least one major competitor …
Discussion: GigaOM, AppScout and Phone Scoop
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Does Your Smartphone Need a Split Personality?
Jamie Lendino / AppScout: VMware Developing Dual-OS Smartphone Virtualization
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Dual OSes Headed to Smartphones Via Virtualization
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Nvidia Ion 2 reportedly lands orders from Acer — Nvidia has reportedly landed orders for Ion 2-based chips designed to support Intel's upcoming (Pineview) Atom N450, N470, D510 or D410 CPUs and related (Tiger Point) chipsets from Acer, according to sources from PC makers.
Discussion: Softpedia News, The Tech Report, Semiaccurate.com recent …, SlashGear, Engadget and Netbooked
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Report: Acer orders up Ion 2 graphics chips from Nvidia
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Acer preparing NVIDIA Ion 2 netbooks/nettops?
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: NVIDIA Ion 2 already ordered up by Acer?
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Zappos.com Offers an Actual World Catalog — A company that could be the model for Internet retailing success is peddling goods by paper as well as by pixels. — Zappos.com, the online seller of shoes and other merchandise that was recently acquired by Amazon, is mailing 750,000 copies of a printed catalog to consumers.
Brian Heater / AppScout: Zappos Printing Physical Catalog
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Publisher Lays Out Plan to Save Newspapers — When Axel Springer, the founder of the German newspaper publishing business bearing his name, laid the cornerstone in 1959 for a high-rise headquarters in Berlin only steps away from the tense line separating East from West, people called him crazy, arrogant or both.
Patrick Smith / paidContent: Axel Springer Wants Newspaper-Google Paid Content Partnership
Jason Holt / Google LatLong:
Sometimes eight screens are better than one — Back in June of 2008, some of my fellow engineers and I got to thinking: how could we recreate the experience of seeing the impressive imagery from our geo products in a more seamless way? We scrounged some spare Linux workstations …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google's Coolest 20% Project: Liquid Galaxy
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Liquid Galaxy: Google Earth in Surround Mode
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Skip Intel Arrandale? Demands Alternative Chip? — BrightSideofNews claims that Apple is refusing to accept Intel's upcoming mobile Arrandale chip which incorporates Intel's integrated graphics chipset: … The report has generated some debate in our Waiting for Arrandale thread …
Discussion: TheAppleBlog, Electronista, Softpedia News and SlashGear
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Rumor Has It: Apple Says “No” to Mobile Intel Core i5 and i7 Chips
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Stanford iPhone Orchestra Is Redefining Music's Limits [VIDEOS] — The evolution of music is, in essence, a study of how human culture, tastes and technology have evolved over the course of thousands of years. From ancient Indian music to Beethoven to Lady GaGa, music has embraced …
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile.com
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: iPhone orchestra at the vanguard of smartphone music-making push
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Students Create iPhone Orchestra
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Comcast's NBC deal could be roadblock for Apple's subscription hopes — While Apple is rumored to be working with TV networks on a subscription plan for shows on iTunes, Comcast's intent to purchase NBC could prevent such a deal with one of the big four U.S. broadcast networks.
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Comcast Says Online Video Is Good, As Long as It Doesn't Encourage Cord-Cutting
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Rumor: Comcast, NBC deal to hinder Apple
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Pearltrees Beta Launches on Wednesday: Will Let You Archive the Links You Share on Twitter — At this year's LeWeb conference, Pearltrees will launch the beta version of it's bookmarking and curation service. In this beta, Pearltrees will introduce some interesting features for Twitter users.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Traveling Geeks, matthewbuckland.com and Technologizer
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Pearltrees: A visual social bookmarking tool that has its own take on PageRank
Renee Blodgett / Traveling Geeks: Pearltrees: A Unique Way to Discover & Organize on the Web
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Why Open Source Phones Still Fail — Free software is all about the unexpected. Carriers hate the unexpected. — The ultimate hacker phone, the Nokia N900 is the truest expression of Linux—the OS and the philosophy—that you'll find on mobile this year. It's a great niche gadget.
Matthew Murray / ExtremeTech: Nokia N900: The Cell Phone You're Supposed to Hack
Cade Metz / The Register:
[Fanboi] site squeaks on crocked iMacs — Let's count the cracks — Free whitepaper - Breakthrough advantage with the IBM System Blue Gene/P solution for exploration and production — A grassroots [fanboi] site has sprung up to document what would appear to be widespread hardware problems with Apple's latest iMac desktops.
Discussion: Erictric and 9 to 5 Mac
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iMac faults breed issues-tracking website