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: Google Operating System, eWeek, Technologizer, Between the Lines, Google Mac Blog, Chromium Blog, CNET News, PC World, Computerworld, The Register, TechCrunch, Maximum PC, Webmonkey, InformationWeek, Search Engine Journal, Softpedia News, SFGate, Quick Online Tips, IT PRO - Today, Mashable!, The Tech Report, SlashGear, ReadWriteWeb, Geek.com, ithinkdifferent, AdaptiveBlue Blog, 901am, jkOnTheRun, Google Code Blog, The Microsoft Blog, ChannelWeb, TechSpot, blogs.barrons.com and GottaBeMobile.com
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Chrome Extensions Gallery, Chrome Beta for Mac and Linux
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Launches Chrome for Mac, Linux to Challenge Safari, IE
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Chrome for Mac-Finally!
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News: Hands-on Chrome beta for Mac
Tony Bradley / PC World: Chrome Browser Beta Finally Comes for Mac OS X and Linux
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Google ships beta of Chrome for Mac
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Google betas Chrome for Mac, Linux
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Google Drops Holiday Chrome Bomb with New OS Support, Extensions
Michael Calore / Webmonkey: Chrome for Mac and Linux Are Here. Be Excited
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Releases Chrome For Mac, Linux
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Chrome for Mac, Linux Available Now
James Temple / SFGate: Google launches beta Chrome browser for Mac
Nicole Kobie / IT PRO - Today: Google Chrome browser hits Mac and Linux
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google Chrome Extensions Go Live!
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Google releases Chrome beta for Mac, Linux, adds extensions
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: It's Google Chrome Day! Extensions & Mac Version Available Now
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: Sergey Brin needn't be embarrassed anymore: Google launches Chrome for Mac beta
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent: Google Chrome Beta for Mac OS X and Linux released
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
Eric Savitz / blogs.barrons.com: Tech Trader Daily
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Google Chrome Beta for Mac and Linux Now Available and Chrome Extensions Also
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: Mashable!, Chromium Blog, Engadget, PC World, Ars Technica, Telegraph, CNET News, MacRumors, VentureBeat, Neowin.net, 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider, Download Squad, TUAW and InformationWeek
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google Launches Chrome for Mac
Rob Griffiths / PC World: First Look: Chrome for Mac
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google brings Chrome beta to Mac, Linux
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Google Releases Chrome for Mac Beta
Bilal Hameed / VentureBeat: Google's Chrome for Mac has arrived
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Google Chrome for Mac and Linux released
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Google Chrome for Mac (beta) available now
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Beta Beat: Google Chrome beta for Mac available
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Google Chrome For Mac Beta Now 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.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The New iTunes for Magazines (Or an Irrelevant Venture) Is Here!
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Conde, Hearst, News Corp, Time, Meredith Finally Announce Hulu For Magazines
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Major publishers collaborating on “Hulu for magazines”
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: News Publishers Launch Joint Venture Targeting Digital Content Distribution
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Five Publishers Band Togther To Attract Paid For Content Audience
Jin / DisplayBlog: Digital Gutenberg?
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, Gizmodo, Geek.com, I4U News, dailywireless.org, metarand and 9 to 5 Mac
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Mag Publishers Ready ‘Digital Storefront’
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: Five major publishers announce a joint digital magazine store …
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
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: Google Shows Off New News Aggregation Service
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times: Google Unveils News-by-Topic Service
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Google, publishers team to develop online news tool
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Beyond the Web Page: Google, NY Times and Washington Post Launch News Experiment
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google's Bloggy New Approach to News
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Explains “Living Stories”
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog: Living Stories: NYT and Google produce jaw-dropping online journalism form
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Unveils New Format For Online News
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Changing Online News with “Living Stories”
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: internetnews.com, NEWSFACTOR, Gadget Lab, Softpedia News, Computerworld and Gizmodo
Mark Long / NEWSFACTOR: iPhone Outage? There's an App for That
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: iPhone App Reports Dropped Calls, Poor Voice Quality to AT&T
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: AT&T unveils iPhone app that marks poor service spots
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Mark the Spot iPhone App Tells AT&T Where They Suck
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
CONFIRMED: Saul Hansell Quits The New York Times For AOL — Confirming our earlier report, AOL says it hired New York Times tech writer Saul Hansell. — Saul will be the first employee of Seed.com, AOL's platform for freelance contributors to its 80+ media sites.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Beet.TV
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: AOL Snags Saul Hansell From The New York Times
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: The New York Times' Saul Hansell Goes to “Seed”
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: Obsessable, ReadWriteWeb, CNET News, eWeek, Geek.com, Technologizer, Softpedia News, jkOnTheRun, Neowin.net, Download Squad and Lockergnome Blog Network
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Offline Gmail access now a full-fledged feature
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Wave Sent to 1 Million Users as Offline Gmail Graduates
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Offline mode becomes a core feature of Gmail
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Offline Gmail Leaves Labs...But Doesn't Arrive in Snow Leopard
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Offline Gmail Grows Up, Moves Out of Labs
Kristan Kenney / Neowin.net: Offline Gmail earns its wings, graduates from Google Labs
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Google Gmail - Now Available For Offline Use
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Don't Tell Your Boss: Dell Made $6.5m on Twitter
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell: Expanding Connections with Customers Through Social Media
Mercedes Bunz / Guardian: Dell makes $6.5m from Twitter sales
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Dell Better At Social Media Than SEO?
Graham Charlton / the Econsultancy blog: Dell reaches $6.5m sales via Twitter
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? …
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: Andy Ihnatko's Celestial Waste …, Nuance is a leading provider …, Macworld, jkOnTheRun, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, MobileCrunch, Download Squad, Maximum PC, Phone Arena, Digital Inspiration, The Apple Core, iLounge, BusinessWeek, blogs.chron.com, AppScout, TechStartups.com, The iPhone Blog, Advocate's Studio, Mashable!, GottaBeMobile.com, Engadget Mobile and Mobile Tech Addicts
Philip Michaels / Macworld: Nuance brings its speech-recognition technology to the iPhone
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Dragon Dictate Hits the iPhone for Free
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
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: Popular Dragon Dictation Software Comes to the iPhone, for Free
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Dragon Dictate comes to the iPhone (updated)
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Mix: Where To?, Bento, Dragon Dictate, PhatNotes
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek: Nuance Launching Dictation, Voice Search Apps For iPhone
Jamie Lendino / AppScout: Nuance Dragon Dictation Hits the iPhone
John Federico / TechStartups.com: Speak Up! Dragon Dictation comes to the 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
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Nuance outs free Dragon Dictation for iPhone
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: CNET News, mocoNews, App Advice, Mashable!, IntoMobile, Gadget Lab, MacRumors and Softpedia News
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News: iTunes Rewind shows off best-selling content of 2009
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
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: eWeek, Electronista, Direct2Dell, Gizmodo, Liliputing and TG Daily
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Dell Vostro V13 Laptop Is Good Looking and Inexpensive
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
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.
John Cook / TechFlash: AdReady's Finn; Redfin; Sammsoft sale; and more
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
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
VeriFone follows Square's lead with its own iPhone credit card payment system [Updated] — PAYware Mobile. Courtesy of VeriFone — Not to be outdone by tech visionary Jack Dorsey — one of the brains behind Twitter — and his Square cellphone payment start-up, point …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Mediaite, FishBowlNY and Gawker
Dan Abrams / Mediaite: Mediaite and More! Three New Sites On The Way
Drew Grant / FishBowlNY: Mediaite Launches Three More Niche Sites
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Dan Abrams Wants to Be the Next Nick Denton
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: eWeek, Search Engine Land, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, PC World, VentureBeat and CNET News
Brian Prince / eWeek: Google Sues Over Alleged Work-From-Home Scams
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Sues Make Money with Google Scams
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
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 Lockergnome Blog Network
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Thanks, Tiger! Love, Yahoo
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Carol Bartz: Tiger Woods's Scandal Is Better For Yahoo Than Michael Jackson's Death
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 AppScout
Sean Michael Kerner / Internetnews Blog: Will Mozilla Thunderbird 3 fail?
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Mozilla Removes Beta Tags from Thunderbird 3
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple updates Airport client software — Apple released Airport Client Update 2009-002 today fixing some minor issues in Snow Leopard's wireless access software. A restart is required. — Update: Apple also released MacBook Pro EFI 1.8 firmware update for MacBook Pro 5,1 and 5,2.
Discussion: Macworld, Macsimum News and TUAW
Dan Moren / Macworld: Apple releases AirPort update, firmware updates
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple updates firmware for MacBooks, MacBook Pros
Jackie Dove / Macworld:
Cooliris Express unveiled — Free utility makes immersive photo and video walls easy to create and share — Cooliris has launched Cooliris Express, a free online tool that lets consumers quickly build customizable and immersive walls of photos and videos to post and share from their Websites, social networks, and blogs.
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 …
Discussion: CloudAve, Between the Lines, The Register, fiercecio.comwatch, DSLreports and Wi-Fi Networking News
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Cracking The Wifi Security, The Cloud Way
Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines: New cloud-based hacking service can crack Wi-Fi passwords in 20 minutes
Dan Goodin / The Register: Service cracks wireless passwords from the cloud
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Automated WPA Cracking Service Costs $34
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: PC World, the Econsultancy blog, GMSV, Switched and New York Times
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: QR codes are here. For real this time?
John Murrell / GMSV: Google focuses attention on the here and now (2)
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Google Goggles App Brings Search to the Real World
Brad Stone / New York Times: Google Adds Live Updates to Results
‘You In?’ — Yahoo! Launches Campaign to Inspire Kindness Around the World — Kindness is contagious this holiday season. Based on the belief that it doesn't take a great deal of money or time to spread happiness, today Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced the launch of a year-end giving campaign called ‘You In?’
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Support for Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2 ends next July — Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 as well as Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. — Microsoft has issued a reminder this week that it will stop providing support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 on July 13, 2010.