Brian Rakowski / The Official Google Blog:
Google Chrome for the holidays: Mac, Linux and extensions in beta — There was nothing more excruciating for me as a kid than seeing the presents pile up under the Christmas tree but knowing that I couldn't open them until Christmas morning. On the Google Chrome team …
Discussion: The Register, Computerworld, CNET News, Google Mac Blog, Chromium Blog, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Digital Daily, The Tech Report, 901am, Softpedia News, ChannelWeb, The Microsoft Blog, TechSpot, SFGate, blogs.barrons.com, Web Browsers, Geek.com, Quick Online Tips, AdaptiveBlue Blog, GottaBeMobile.com and Macsimum News
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Google betas Chrome for Mac, Linux
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Google ships beta of Chrome for Mac
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News: Hands-on Chrome beta for Mac
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: It's Google Chrome Day! Extensions & Mac Version Available Now
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google Announces Chrome Beta for Mac, Linux
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Google releases Chrome beta for Mac, Linux, adds extensions
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Google Chrome for Mac is Out to Steal Safari Users
Damon Poeter / ChannelWeb: Google Delivers Chrome Betas For Mac, Linux
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Google releases Chrome beta for Mac, Linux
James Temple / SFGate: Google launches beta Chrome browser for Mac
Eric Savitz / blogs.barrons.com: Tech Trader Daily
Vygantas Lipskas / Web Browsers: Google Chrome Extensions Goes Live
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: Sergey Brin needn't be embarrassed anymore: Google launches Chrome for Mac beta
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Google Chrome Beta for Mac and Linux Now Available and Chrome Extensions Also
Frank Petrie / Macsimum News: Beta version of Google Chrome for the Mac released
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Chrome For Mac Is Here! — The wait is over. Google Chrome for Mac is now available in beta. It's still missing a few features that are in the Windows version (like support for extensions), but the browser is lickety-split and more-or-less stable. — I've been holding off really using Chrome until now.
Discussion: Macworld, PC World, Ars Technica, Chromium Blog, Mashable!, Engadget, VentureBeat, Telegraph, Download Squad, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, InformationWeek, TUAW and MacNN
Rob Griffiths / Macworld: First Look: Chrome for Mac
Tony Bradley / PC World: Chrome Browser Beta Finally Comes for Mac OS X and Linux
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google Launches Chrome for Mac
Bilal Hameed / VentureBeat: Google's Chrome for Mac has arrived
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Google Chrome for Mac (beta) available now
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Google Chrome For Mac Beta Now Available
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Beta Beat: Google Chrome beta for Mac available
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Google Chrome Extensions Gallery is open for business!
Google Chrome Extensions Gallery is open for business!
Discussion: Lifehacker and TheAppleBlog
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Chrome for Mac Beta Available Now
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New Digital Publishing Venture Boasts Access To 144 Million-Plus Audience; Squires Talks — Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith (NYSE: MDP), News Corp (NYSE: NWS). and Time Inc. are making it formal: the five publishers are equity partners in a new digital publishing venture with grand designs.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Conde, Hearst, News Corp, Time, Meredith Finally Announce Hulu For Magazines
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The New iTunes for Magazines (Or an Irrelevant Venture) Is Here!
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Major publishers collaborating on “Hulu for magazines”
Jin / DisplayBlog: Digital Gutenberg?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: News Publishers Launch Joint Venture Targeting Digital Content Distribution
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Magazine Publishers Unite!
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Magazine publishers announce joint digital distribution scheme
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Now's the Time, Finally: Publishers Announce Their “Hulu for Magazines.” Next Up: Building It. — So here you go: The magazine industry is finally ready to announce that it is forming a joint venture to distribute and sell digital versions of its products.
Discussion: MediaPost, metarand, Geek.com, Gizmodo, I4U News, dailywireless.org and 9 to 5 Mac
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Mag Publishers Ready ‘Digital Storefront’
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: Opinion: Publishers need Apple and its tablet to sell digital print
Robert Evans / I4U News: ‘Hulu For Magazines’ Announced
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Hulu for Publishers Announced
The Official Google Blog:
Exploring a new, more dynamic way of reading news with Living Stories — There's been no shortage of talk recently about the “future of news.” Should publishers charge for news online? How do they replace lost sources of revenue such as classified ads? How will accountability journalism endure?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Launches Living Stories News Experiment With New York Times & Washington Post
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Google, publishers team to develop online news tool
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post: Changing the way news is consumed online
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Explains “Living Stories”
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Beyond the Web Page: Google, NY Times and Washington Post Launch News Experiment
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Unveils New Format For Online News
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times: Google Unveils News-by-Topic Service
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google's Bloggy New Approach to News
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog: Living Stories: NYT and Google produce jaw-dropping online journalism form
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Real Time News Goes Live
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
What does AT&T's ‘Mark the Spot’ app say about service quality? — Do you have AT&T as wireless carrier? Are you happy with the network service quality? I encourage Betanews readers to respond in comments to these questions, which are suddenly surreal now that AT&T has released the “Mark the Spot” app for iPhone.
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR, internetnews.com, Softpedia News, Gizmodo, Computerworld and Mashable!
Mark Long / NEWSFACTOR: iPhone Outage? There's an App for That
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Mark the Spot iPhone App Tells AT&T Where They Suck
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: AT&T unveils iPhone app that marks poor service spots
Aaron Whyte / Gmail Blog:
Offline Gmail graduates from Labs — Almost a year ago, we launched Offline Gmail in Gmail Labs. By installing Offline Gmail, you're able to use the normal Gmail interface to read and write mail, search, and organize, even when there's no internet connection.
Discussion: Technologizer, eWeek, CNET News, Neowin.net, ReadWriteWeb, Geek.com, Softpedia News, Download Squad, jkOnTheRun, Lockergnome Blog Network, Lifehacker, AppScout and Ubergizmo
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Offline Gmail Leaves Labs...But Doesn't Arrive in Snow Leopard
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Wave Sent to 1 Million Users as Offline Gmail Graduates
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Offline Gmail access now a full-fledged feature
Kristan Kenney / Neowin.net: Offline Gmail earns its wings, graduates from Google Labs
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Offline mode becomes a core feature of Gmail
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Offline Gmail Grows Up, Moves Out of Labs
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Google Gmail - Now Available For Offline Use
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Offline Gmail Graduates from Labs
Brian Heater / AppScout: Offline Gmail Becomes Official
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Dell Rings Up $6.5 Million in Sales Using Twitter Promotions — Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) — Dell Inc., relying on social- networking sites to drum up sales of personal computers, said its promotions on Twitter have helped generate more than $6.5 million in orders for PCs, accessories and software.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Direct2Dell, Andy Beard, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, the Econsultancy blog, Guardian, Boy Genius Report and Erictric
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell: Expanding Connections with Customers Through Social Media
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Dell Better At Social Media Than SEO?
Graham Charlton / the Econsultancy blog: Dell reaches $6.5m sales via Twitter
Mercedes Bunz / Guardian: Dell makes $6.5m from Twitter sales
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Dell's Twitter account generates $6.5 million in revenue over 2 years
Mel Martin / TUAW:
Dragon Dictation comes to the iPhone. Wow. — Put this into the 'I didn't think they could ever get this to work on an iPhone' category. — I'm talking about Dragon Dictation [iTunes link] from Nuance, the developers of the very popular Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC.
Discussion: Macworld, 9 to 5 Mac, Download Squad, MacRumors, Andy Ihnatko's Celestial Waste …, Nuance is a leading provider …, jkOnTheRun, MobileCrunch, iLounge, Digital Inspiration, AppScout, blogs.chron.com, BusinessWeek, The iPhone Blog, Mashable!, GottaBeMobile.com, Mobile Tech Addicts, Gizmodo and Daring Fireball
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Nuance brings its speech-recognition technology to the iPhone
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Is Nuance/Dragon stealing your iPhone's contacts?
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Dragon brings high-quality dictation to the iPhone
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Dragon Dictate Hits the iPhone for Free
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Mix: Where To?, Bento, Dragon Dictate, PhatNotes
Jamie Lendino / AppScout: Nuance Dragon Dictation Hits the iPhone
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Nuance Launching Dictation, Voice Search Apps For iPhone
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Dragon Dictation Voice Transcription for iPhone Comes to US App Store …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: iPhone App Offers Instant Speech-to-Text Transcription
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Dragon Dictation Comes to the iPhone
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Dragon Dictation, World's Most Popular Dictation Software, Comes to App Store
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple reveals best-selling iTunes content, iPhone apps of 2009 — Apple this week revealed the most critically acclaimed and best selling content of the year in the iTunes Store, the world's most popular online music seller and mobile application destination.
Discussion: App Advice, mocoNews, Macworld, Mashable!, Gadget Lab, IntoMobile, MacRumors and Softpedia News
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iTunes Rewind Highlights The Best (Selling) Apps Of 2009
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Apple Unveils the Top Songs, Movies and Apps of 2009
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: The Top iPhone Apps of 2009: Apple's Picks and Yours
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Dan Abrams' Mediaite To Launch Tech News Site And Other Verticals — Dan Abram's recently launched media gossip and analysis site Mediaite, has steadily gained traction as a media news blog and today is announcing expansion to other news verticals, including technology, fashion and sports.
Dan Abrams / Mediaite: Mediaite and More! Three New Sites On The Way
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Dan Abrams Wants to Be the Next Nick Denton
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Study: Redbox Will Destroy the Entertainment Industry — If you thought the movie 2012 was disaster porn, just wait for the entertainment apocalypse that Redbox's dollar-a-night movie rentals will bring about. That, in a nutshell, is the bottom line of a new report (PDF, hat tip to Video Business) …
Discussion: Video Business Online and /Film
Susanne Ault / Video Business Online: Redbox rental prices could hurt industry
Russ Fischer / /Film: Redbox $1 DVD Rentals Cost Hollywood $1 Billion? …
Changing your perspective — As an avid travel planner or discerning house hunter, you might always be looking for another view of a location before you make your final decision. On the Google Maps team we're always looking for ways to make search experiences like this more useful for you.
Jennifer Chye / Google Geo Developers Blog: Getting a Better View with the Maps API v2: Aerial Imagery
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb: Google Maps Gets Aerial Perspective Imagery
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Bird's Eye View Comes to Google Maps
Michael Lazerow / MediaPost:
Alert! Facebook Pages Are Changing: Are You Ready? — In late October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the head of Facebook Platform, Ethan Beard, provided insight into the future of the platform in the company's inaugural road map address. — Overlooked by almost every marketer …
Robert McMillan / PC World:
New Cloud-based Service Steals Wi-Fi Passwords — For US$34, a new cloud-based hacking service can crack a WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) network password in just 20 minutes, its creator says. — Launched Monday, the WPA Cracker service bills itself as a useful tool for security auditors …
Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines: New cloud-based hacking service can crack Wi-Fi passwords in 20 minutes
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Cracking The Wifi Security, The Cloud Way
Dan Goodin / The Register: Service cracks wireless passwords from the cloud
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Automated WPA Cracking Service Costs $34
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Don't have time to crack your neighbor's WPA? Use this handy online service!
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: New Service Tests Wi-Fi Security from the Cloud
Rafe Needleman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hands-on with the JooJoo — CNET snagged the first journalists' demo of the new JooJoo (formerly CrunchPad) Web slate on Fusion Garage CEO Chandra Rathakrishnan's San Francisco media tour. Quick impressions: yeah, this is a really cool device. Everyone reading a tech site like CNET will want one.
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR, Engadget, Mobile Whack, Lockergnome Blog Network, I4U News, The iPhone Blog, techblog.dallasnews.com, PC World, Internet2Go, Gadgetell, SlashGear, GMSV, Gadget Lab, ITworld.com, Gizmodo, 901am, GottaBeMobile.com, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Electricpig.co.uk and Between the Lines, Thanks:mgcreed
Richard Koman / NEWSFACTOR: CrunchPad Is Now the JooJoo, with a $499 Price
Ross Miller / Engadget: Joojoo tablet hands-on (video)
Mark Rollins / Mobile Whack: JooJoo: The Born-again CrunchPad
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: First Look At The JooJoo Tablet - Would You Spend $500 For This Device?
Robert Evans / I4U News: The JooJoo Hands-On: Sexy, But Too Expensive
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Mythical iTablet Competitor CrunchPad Undead — JooJoo Coming for $500
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Don't hate the $499 JooJoo tablet. It's basically what the Apple tablet will be.
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Why the JooJoo Will Fail
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Tablets as Really Big Smartphones
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: CNET gets hands-on with the JooJoo
Chris Davies / SlashGear: JooJoo gets hands-on video
John Murrell / GMSV: CrunchPad minus Crunch equals JooJoo
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Hands On With the JooJoo, Formerly Known as CrunchPad
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: CNet Goes Hands on with the JooJoo
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Fusion Garage fires back at TechCrunch's Arrington, alleging broken promises
Will Head / Electricpig.co.uk: JooJoo internet tablet hands on video
The Facebook Movie is Coming Next October — ComingSoon.net has learned that Sony's Columbia Pictures has set an October 15, 2010 release date for director David Fincher's The Social Network, written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield and Joe Mazzello.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area, Pulse2 and Mashable!
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Facebook Movie Scheduled for Next Fall
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Timberlake and Eisenberg's Facebook Movie Gets a Release Date
The Official Google Blog:
Fighting fraud online: taking “Google Money” scammers to court — “Use Google to Make 1000s of Dollars!” or “Easy Cash with Google: You Could be Making up to $978 a Day Working from Home!” You may have seen offers like these using Google's name or logo that sounded too good to be true.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, PC World, VentureBeat, CNET News, ReadWriteWeb and Search Engine Roundtable
Jeremy Kirk / PC World: Google Sues Over Work-at-home Schemes
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Google sues companies that offer fake “Google Money” schemes
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Google sues over alleged work-at-home scams
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Sues “Google Money” Scam Artists
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Takes Google Money Scams To Court
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
How Microsoft stacks up against Google's latest search and mobile wares — Hoping (unsuccessfully so) to head off the glowing press Google was bound to get this week for its “future of search” preview, Microsoft showed off some of its latest enhancements to Bing last week.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Switched, New York Times, GMSV and PC World
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: QR codes are here. For real this time?
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Google Goggles App Brings Search to the Real World
Brad Stone / New York Times: Google Adds Live Updates to Results
John Murrell / GMSV: Google focuses attention on the here and now (2)
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo's Bartz: ‘Things Are Looking Up’ — Asked about the disparity between online media usage and internet ad spending at UBS Media Week, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz said that the gap was in part because internet advertising had initially over-sold itself: “I think internet advertising oversold itself …
Discussion: Digits, Silicon Alley Insider and The Huffington Post
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Seagate finally makes move from hard drives to flash storage — Seagate makes about $10 billion a year in revenues from its 30-year-old hard drive business. But today, after two years of study, the company is launching a new flash memory storage business.
Robert S. Anthony / PC World: Seagate Goes Solid State with Pulsar Drive
Gordon Haff / CNET News: EMC rolls out FAST
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld: Seagate announces its first solid-state drive
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Seagate preps ultra-thin 2.5" mobile hard drive
Anshel Sag... / Bright Side Of News: Updated * Seagate launches its first SSD: Meet Pulsar
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Seagate launches enterprise solid state drive
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Seagate trims 2.5″ hard drives to just 7 millimeters thick
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo: Seagate Introduces Pulsar, Its First Solid-State Drive
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Seagate's 7mm Momentus Thin 2.5-inch hard disk for slim …
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Seagate To Make The Move From The 30 Year Old Hard Drive To Flash Storage
Chris Nuttall / Financial Times: Seagate goes solid-state with Pulsar
Chris Mellor / The Register: Say hello to Seagate's Pulsar SSD
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Seagate Launches First Solid State Drive
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell Vostro V13 hands-on impressions: ‘yes’ — What if you took an original Adamo, shaved a couple pounds off the weight and a grand off the price? You'd end up with something pretty close to the new Dell Vostro V13. We just got a quick look at the machine, and while some of the cheaper materials Dell …
Discussion: Electronista, Direct2Dell, Liliputing, Gizmodo and TG Daily
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell: ULV for Small and Medium Businesses: the Dell Vostro V13
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Vostro V13: Dell's New $450, 0.65-Inch Ultraportable
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Dell unveils Vostro V13 laptop
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Thunderbird 3 Officially Released with New Features, Improved Look — Windows/Mac/Linux: A whopping two years at its second major release, Mozilla's popular desktop email client Thunderbird is now available as the new and improved Thunderbird 3.0, and there's a lot to love in the new Thunderbird.
Discussion: Internetnews Blog and TechCrunch
Sean Michael Kerner / Internetnews Blog: Will Mozilla Thunderbird 3 fail?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
LaLa Was Bought By Apple For $17 Million, Not $80 Million — Sometimes you have to apply the smell test to what your sources are telling you, and the rumors we're hearing about Apple's purchase of music service LaLa are definitely smelling a little off. $80 million for LaLa? That isn't what we're hearing.
Discussion: AppleInsider, TUAW, PC World, Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac, Telegraph, p2pnet news, Music Ally and Softpedia News
Josh Carr / TUAW: Apple's purchase of Lala sparks price confusion
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: What Lala Means for the Streaming Future of iTunes
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: Apple's LaLa acquisition: first step towards ‘cloud iTunes’
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Reports vary on how much Apple paid for Lala
Owen Van Natta / MySpace:
Imeem Becomes Part of MySpace Music — Today, MySpace Music has completed a deal to acquire certain assets of imeem - a leading social media music service. MySpace Music and imeem share a common vision and commitment to further enabling the socialization of content across the Web.
Discussion: Digits, TechCrunch, paidContent, MediaMemo, Epicenter and AppScout
Emily Steel / Digits: MySpace Buys Imeem Music Service
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Ok, Now It's Done. MySpace Music Completes Acquisition Of iMeem
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Updated: MySpace Music Acquires Broke Imeem; Moving Users To MySpace Today
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: MySpace Acknowledges Imeem Deal and Starts Shutting Down its New Acquisition
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: MySpace Music Acquires Shuttered Imeem Music Service
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: MySpace Buys imeem, Site To Be Folded Into MySpace Music
Sony Reader EPUB, Snow Leopard support due Friday — Sony has let its customers know via an e-mail and online announcement that it will make significant changes to its online bookstore. As of December 11th, the Sony Ebook Store will be renamed the Reader Store and have a new website, readerstore.sony.com.