Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Apple Expects to Ship 10 Million Tablets in First Year, Lee Kai-Fu Says — Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. expects to ship 10 million tablet computers in the device's first year of release, former Google Inc. Greater China president Lee Kai-fu wrote on his Web log, citing a friend familiar with the project whom he didn't name.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area, Techie Buzz, Tech Trader Daily, AppleInsider, iPhone Buzz, Gadgetmix news, Fone Arena, MediaPost and E-Commerce Times
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Apple Gets Fat as Tablet Rumors Continue to Fly
Tommy Lawson / Gadgetmix news: Apple Tablet looks like an over-sized iPhone - says Google China's ex-President
John Capone / MediaPost: Apple Tablet Heralds The Second Coming
Richard Adhikari / E-Commerce Times: A New Year, a New Record and a New Problem for Apple
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Tablet … —"Just a Touch Away, the Elusive Tablet PC", The New York Times, 4 October 2009 — Here's the thimbleful of information I have heard regarding The Tablet (none of which has changed in six months): The Tablet project is real, it has you-know-who's considerable undivided attention …
Discussion: TeleRead, Paul Buchheit, Electronista, Marco.org, 9 to 5 Mac, The iPhone Blog, SlashGear, DisplayBlog, CrunchGear, Silicon Alley Insider and Fox News, Thanks:atul
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Gruber's take on Tablet: ‘redefining the experience of personal computing’
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Daring Fireball Weighs in on Apple Tablet
Satsuki Then / SlashGear: Apple iSlate tablet: involved teams in “cone of silence”?
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Gruber on the Tablet
John Gruber / Silicon Alley Insider: If You Already Have An iPhone And A MacBook, Why Would You Want A Tablet?
Clayton Morris / Fox News: Exclusive: Apple's January Announcement Confirmed
XLeung / Cloned In China:
Kaifu Lee said Apple Tablet looked like a bigger iPhone — Kaifu Lee, the Ex president of Google China , who also ever worked for Apple, revealed some information about the Apple tablet today through a Twitter alike microblog launched by Chinese news portal Sina.com.cn and his account on this microblog was verified.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Could Apple sell 10 million tablets in a year?
Robert Evans / I4U News: The Apple Tablet: 10.1" iPhone
Sean Percival / lalawag: How to Talk Yourself (or Your Spouse) Into Buying an Apple Tablet
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Ex-Google exec: iPad/iTablet to have 3D graphics, videoconferencing …
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld: Jobs to unveil Apple tablet next month, ex-Google exec says
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Tablet Will Cost Under $1,000, Says Ex-Google Prez
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: Former Google exec leaks Apple Tablet specs
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Former Google China President Reveals Apple Tablet Details in Microblog Post
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Google China Ex-President Says Apple Tablet Is a 10.1-Inch iPhone With Webcam
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Google Countdown Reveals Its Explosively Colorful Secret — A few weeks ago we wrote about a mysterious Easter Egg on Google's homepage that we dubbed The Google Countdown. After clicking the “I'm Feeling Lucky” button with no search query entered, the page would display a countdown timer ticking …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Techie Buzz
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Happy New Years 2010 Search Logos & Google's Surprise
Megan McCarthy / Techmeme News:
Top 10 objectively biggest tech stories of 2009 — Ignore all the other lists! As we did last year, Techmeme has distilled its very own Top 10 story list, utilizing headline ranking data archived throughout the year. While we employ a terrific team of news editors to guide our story selection …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
This is why Apple denied Google Latitude from the App Store... Another Apple patent today looks remarkably similar to the functionality of Google Latitude which Apple relegated to WebApp status earlier this year. Obviously if Apple is working on their own version of Google Latitude …
Discussion: Patently Apple, The iPhone Blog, App Advice, GPS Obsessed, MacRumors and atmaspheric, Thanks:maclounge
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Patents Its Own Latitude For The iPhone
Justin / GPS Obsessed: Apple files 2 more geo-patents
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Location, location, location! — In the past few years …
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World:
Google: Never Mind the Nexus One, How About a Cheaper Cell Plan? — Based on this week's flurry of media reports, it appears that Google will introduce its Nexus One smartphone right after the New Year. This HTC-built handset sounds like a very good Android phone, a solid effort …
Discussion: The Next Web
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
Nerds Win: Nexus One Rooted Before It's Even Officially Unveiled
Nerds Win: Nexus One Rooted Before It's Even Officially Unveiled
Discussion: MWD Tech News, I4U News and Techie Buzz
Joe Hobot / MWD Tech News: Nexus One Already Rooted With SuperBoot
Robert Evans / I4U News: Nexus One: Already Rooted
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Nexus One trounces 3D benchmark, gets caught in high-res photoshoot
Nexus One trounces 3D benchmark, gets caught in high-res photoshoot
Discussion: Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog, DisplayBlog, TmoNews, Android Central and techeblog.com
Brad Stone / Bits:
Whoops! F.C.C. Chairman Spams Facebook Friends — Facebook scam artists have closed out 2009 by snagging a prominent victim: Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. — On Friday morning at around 10:30 a.m., Mr. Genachowski sent his Facebook friends this puzzling message …
Discussion: Techdirt, Mashable!, Neowin.net and The Consumerist
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: FCC Boss Spams Facebook Friends With Make Money Now Scam
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: FCC Chairman's Facebook Account Compromised
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Chairman of FCC has Facebook account compromised
Ben Popken / The Consumerist: FCC Chair Spams Facebook Friends
The Real McCrea:
Silicon Valley: Top 10 of the 2000s — It's all too easy to view the first decade of the 21st Century as just an unmitigated series of disasters: September 11th, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and the meltdown of the global financial system, to name just a few.
Discussion: broadstuff, Tom Foremski: IMHO, Silicon Valley Watcher, CNN and dailywireless.org, Thanks:chrismessina
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher: Top Events Of The ‘Noughties’ - And The Prick That Burst The Bubble...
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Fresh out of China emerges the Motorola Shadow/Mirage, yet another Motorola Android handset — Our Chinese is a bit rusty and the details are sparse but it looks like Motorola may be brewing up another Android-powered handset. This handset, codenamed the Mirage or the Shadow …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, Mobile Roar, I4U News, PMP Today, Phone Arena, MobileCrunch, Digital Trends, Android Central, SlashGear, Techie Buzz, GPS Obsessed, AndroidGuys and Electronista
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Motorola's Rumored Superthin Android Phone Sounds Spectacular
Elias Chiddicks / Mobile Roar: Motorola Shadow/Mirage Emerges With Specs and Mysterious Pic
Robert Evans / I4U News: Motorola Mirage/Shadow: Move Over, Droid!
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Motorola Mirage/Shadow Emerges with 4.3-inch WVGA Display
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Rumored Moto Shadow/Mirage sports 4.3-inch touchscreen, 1080p playback
Satsuki Then / SlashGear: Motorola Shadow 9.9mm thick 1080p smartphone leaks
Justin / GPS Obsessed: Motorola bringing 2 Android phones to CES. Could one be the Shadow or Mirage?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
ChaCha Makes Its Crazy Business Model...Profitable — We've always had a lot of fun with Indianapolis-based startup ChaCha. They launched in 2007 as a human powered search engine - meaning a human found you answers when you typed in a query. Pranksters, obviously, loved it.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Internet2Go
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Report: ChaCha Heading toward Profitability
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Did Google Get A TSA Subpoena Over Security Directive? It Can't Say — Many headlines yesterday about two bloggers who received visits — and subpoenas — from the Transportation Security Administration after publishing a security directive that was emailed to them anonymously.
Discussion: The Register, Threat Level, Flying With Fish and Boing Boing
Rik Myslewski / The Register: US feds squeeze bloggers for posting TSA orders
Kim Zetter / Threat Level: TSA Withdraws Subpoenas Against Bloggers
Rebecca Harper / Hulu Blog:
Live Stream: Times Square 2010 — With a bit of rain and snow in the forecast for the New Year's Eve festivities in the Big Apple, the team at Hulu HQ can't blame you for wanting to stay warm and dry inside. The good news? You can catch all the festivities at home with Hulu.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, dailywireless.org, CenterNetworks and 901am
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Watch the Ball Drop Online: New Years 2010
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Happy 2010! — You can catch the Times Square New Year festivities at home with Hulu.
Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM:
Mozilla Raindrop Aims to Solve Message Glut in 2010 — As we've noted before, Mozilla's Raindrop messaging project holds a lot of promise. Like many early-stage, open-source Mozilla projects, the design of Raindrop isn't being widely publicized, but there are now more interface clues as to why it could be important.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple COO Tim Cook Said To Be A “Top Candidate” For GM CEO Job (AAPL, GM) — Apple COO Tim Cook is executive search firm Spencer Stuart's first choice for the open CEO spot at General Motors, a reader tells us. — We have no idea whether this is true or not, but it makes sense.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Tim Cook is a top candidate for GM's next CEO position?!
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Scripps Networks Warns Cablevision Viewers of Blackout over Fees — Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. began warning Cablevision Systems Corp. subscribers Thursday that its Food Network and HGTV channels may be “dropped from your TV lineup,” as another contentious negotiation over programming fees spilled into public view.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Shelby Bonnie's Whiskey Media Secures $2.5 Million Funding — Social media publisher Whiskey Media has raised a $2.5 million funding, PEHub reported, citing a regulatory filing. No word on who the investors are or what the proceeds will go towards. The Sausalito, CA-based company was started …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Whiskey Media, alarm:clock, TechCrunch and VatorNews
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: CNET co-founder's Whiskey Media raises $2.5M
Tatum / Whiskey Media: We've raised a bit of money
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Whiskey Media Raises $2.5 Million To Launch More Structured Content Sites
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Whiskey Media raises $2.5 million
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft patent filing: Control a computer by flexing a muscle — We've covered lots of offbeat Microsoft patent filings in 2009, and here's a doozy to round out the year. According to a newly surfaced filing, the company is seeking patents on a method of controlling computers using Electromyography …
Chris / cdixon.org:
What's strategic for Google? — Google seems to be releasing or acquiring new products almost daily. It's one thing for a couple of programmers to hack together a side project. It's another thing for Google to put gobs of time and money behind it. The best way to predict how committed Google …
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:atul
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: 2010 New Year Resolutions
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
LG finally brings mobile digital TV hardware to the States — Mobile Digital TV is still about a year away from mainstream adoption, but major strides were made in 2009. Now on the last day of the year, consumer electronics company LG has announced it will finally be showing off Mobile DTV products at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Start-Up IPOs Go Elsewhere — Not many Silicon Valley companies have gone public in recent years. And as 2009 draws to a close, the past 12 months have followed the same lackluster pattern. — Through early this week, eight venture-capital-backed companies had gone public in 2009, according to research firm VentureSource.
Discussion: Digital Daily, All Things Digital and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Report: 2009 IPO Market Total Crap
Pui-Wing Tam / All Things Digital: Start-Up IPOs Go Elsewhere [Voices]
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Silicon Valley: No Longer The Home Of The Startup IPO
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Warner Cable Shows Subscribers How to Cut the Cord — The nightmare scenario for cable companies is that customers drop their TV subscriptions and grab their video directly from the Web, turning the cable guys into mere providers of “dumb pipes.” — But here's a comprehensive set …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Hacker rattles 21,000 iPhone unlockers — Claiming moral high ground — Hackers have mailed 21,000 customers of iPhoneUnlockUK to remind them the company uses unlicensed software, and that their details have been compromised. — E-mails were sent out to customers of the iPhone unlocking service …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
MySpace Replaces Embedded Imeem Playlists With Ads — This Wired.com Listening Post article from October 2008 is one of many around the web that now features prominent ads for ringtones by various pop artists where songs and playlists used to be. — Imeem users, bloggers and web users …
David Chartier / Macworld:
Billings 3.5 paves the way for iPhone companion — PEOPLE WHO READ THIS ALSO READ: — Designers, writers, and other independent and/or indentured laborers will soon be able to get more things done on the road. Actually, to be more specific: they'll be able to keep track of what they've done …
Discussion: Marketcircle Blog and The Loop
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Billings 3.5 adds support for upcoming iPhone app