Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google And Spotify Dance Over U.S. Launch — Spotify. The elusive European streaming music startup that you just can't get access to in the U.S., unless you know someone or jump through a few hoops. — The U.S. launch has been delayed over aggressive negotiations with the labels …
Discussion: Music Ally, GMSV, AndroidGuys, Electronista, Android Central, Softpedia News, Pocket-lint.com, Electricpig.co.uk and Google Android News …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Spotify linked to Google Nexus One handset launch
John Murrell / GMSV: Tech's new year starts with a full slate
Shane Manning / AndroidGuys: Nexus One to Include Built-In Version of Spotify?
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Spotify USA to launch with Nexus One?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Pinging In The New Year: Seesmic Acquires Ping.fm — Well that didn't take long. Just four days in 2010 and we already have an acquisition. Social networking application Seesmic has acquired the social status updater Ping.fm. — The move positions the various Seesmic applications …
Discussion: Mashable!, The Next Web, alarm:clock, GigaOM, paidContent, CNET News, ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, RotorBlog.com, louisgray.com and GMSV
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Seesmic Acquires Ping.fm
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Seesmic Buys Social Network Updating Service Ping.fm
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Seesmic buying Ping.fm social update service
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Seesmic Looks Beyond Twitter - Acquires Ping.fm
Maris Dagis / RotorBlog.com: Best Facebook Desktop Clients For Mac And Windows
John Murrell / GMSV: Seesmic, Thomson Reuters spend their gift cards
Loïc Le Meur / Seesmic Blog:
We've acquired Ping.fm. Get ready to update 50 social networks from Seesmic — Your friends are not all in one social network, but we want to help you stay in touch with them anytime and from any device. That is Seesmic's vision and to deliver this faster, we have acquired Ping.fm.
David Carr / New York Times:
A Savior in the Form of a Tablet — Last year about this time, I was talking with an executive from Apple about e-readers and print at a conference we were both attending, much of it in the context of the mainstream media's original sin of giving away content if people happened to be reading it in digital form.
Discussion: Scobleizer, Brainstorm Tech, TeleRead, Enterprise Irregulars and Romenesko
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Oh, Joe, the world doesn't need a Tablet? Really?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: The NY Times (hearts) Apple's iSlate
David Rothman / TeleRead: Apple-ology of the moment: Can The Tablet save the media?
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Potts: How Apple's tablet could influence seven types of media
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Facebook fights back, disallows the Suicide Machine — Like the computer in the movie “2001,” Facebook is struggling to keep its profiles from virtual extinction at the hands of its arch enemy - the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine. — The Suicide Machine is a clever Web site out of the Netherlands …
Discussion: All Facebook, Digits, Network World and Rev2.org
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Social Network Suicide? Not If Facebook Can Help It
Paul McNamara / Network World: Facebook reportedly blocks ‘Web 2.0 Suicide Machine’
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine - Facebook Responds
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Trying to Add Portability to Movie Files — It is easy to take a DVD to a friend's house and watch it on his TV. But things are more complicated when digital video downloads are involved. A movie file bought from Blockbuster.com will not work on a Sony HDTV, for example …
Discussion: Gizmodo, 24/7 Wall St., Maximum PC, Daily Patricia and Techland
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: DECE Announces Plans for Digital Movie Purchases
Allie Townsend / Techland: Your Compatible Digital Entertainment Collection: Are We Close?
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Nokia asks ITC to ban iPhone, iPod, and MacBook imports, files another lawsuit against Apple — Looks like Nokia is going all-out in its patent fight with Apple: in addition to the lawsuit it's filed over GSM standards and last week's International Trade Commission complaint …
Discussion: AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and Phone Scoop
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Nokia Beseeches ITC to Ban Apple Products from Europe
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Freescale reveals 7-inch smartbook reference design, hopes to see it ship for $200 — Freescale Semiconductor is helping to kick this year's CES off with a bang, as its latest reference smartbook design actually has somewhat of a sexy flair to it. Currently, the model is little more than a great idea …
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: An Affordable $199 Tablet for Everyone — And It's Not From Apple
Freescale Semiconductor: Freescale evolves second-generation smartbook form factors with new tablet design
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Freescale Aims for $200 Tablet at CES
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: The $199 tablet according to Freescale
Steven Sande / TUAW: HTC and other OEMs prepared to challenge the iSlate
Dwight / blogs.chron.com: CES week begins
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Freescale Designs $200 Smartbook Tablet for All Day Use
Gabriel Madway / Reuters: CES-Freescale takes aim at tablet computer market
Cisco Cheng / PC Magazine: Freescale Announces Smartbook/Tablet Prototype
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Watching TV Together, Miles Apart — SAN FRANCISCO — For the lonely couch potato, help is on the way. — Simple technology, including video chatting services like Skype, is making it possible for far-flung friends to watch shows together, even if they can't share the same bowl of popcorn.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: All Human Interaction Now Meta-Interaction
Popbox hub promises 1080p anywhere, Netflix — Syabas preluded CES today with its most ambitious media hub to date. The Popbox replaces the Popcorn Hour as the flagship media hub and revolves around a major, much more polished interface overhaul designed by Moxie's inventor and former Microsoft executive Dewey Reid.
Discussion: Engadget, Maximum PC, ITworld.com, CrunchGear, 901am, Zatz Not Funny! and techeblog.com
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: Syabus Heats Up Popcorn Hour Brand with Popbox
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: Syabas' $130 Popbox video streamer, everyone
Arnold Zafra / 901am: CES 2010: From Popcorn Hour to Popbox Hub
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!: Syabas to Launch $130 Popbox
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
What to watch for at the Consumer Electronics Show — The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the gadget industries SuperBowl. This year's CES events start Tuesday. Floor show exhibits open on Thursday and run through Sunday. VentureBeat's Anthony Ha and I will be covering lots of stories at the show.
Discussion: PC World, Guardian, Silicon Alley Insider, jkOnTheRun, eWeek and PC Magazine
Tony Bradley / PC World: Intel Unveils Details on Arrandale and Clarkdale Processors
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Looking forward to CES 2010
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider: The 10 Big Trends That Will Emerge From CES
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: How the CES Works
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: D-Link Unveils Entertainment, Connectivity Products at CES
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine: CES 2010: What to Expect — A more intimate show could mean …
Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
Nokia's New Mobile Chief: We'll Match Apple, RIM By 2011 — If he had wanted to debunk those rumors that it might buy Palm, Nokia's new mobile phones head Rick Simonson could have picked a more outright denial. — Simonson, who in November switched from CFO to run the mobile unit …
Discussion: Times of India, Digital Daily, MobileTechWorld, Electronista and atmaspheric
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Nokia: “By 2011...We Will Be at Par With Apple and RIM”
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Nokia suggests waiting just one more year
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
A look at Apple's love for DRM and consumer lock-ins — Apple is a company known for many things, but embracing copyright freedoms has not been one of them. The company loves creating new and innovative products that challenge the world's perception of what it thought it wanted …
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Vonage's Second Calling — Forbes Magazine dated January 18, 2010 — The Internet telephone company wants to go from your home to your cell phone. — In 2002 Internet telephone company Vonage pioneered service that routed phone calls over the Web, cutting frequent callers' long-distance phone bills by as much as half.
Discussion: DSLreports and Lockergnome Blog Network
Flixster Inc. Acquires Rotten Tomatoes From IGN Entertainment — Combination of Top Brands Creates a Leader in the Online Movie Space, Reaching 30 Million Monthly Moviegoers; IGN to Receive Equity Stake in Flixster — SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Flixster Inc., producer …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Rolling Out Redesign To Some Users — Facebook seems to be rolling out its new site design to at least some people outside the company, although none of us at TechCrunch have yet to be graced with its presence. The new design is “exactly” like the screenshots that GigaOm posted on December 27, says one source.
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Facebook rolling out new design to some users
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Coming soon: Apple's $20 billion revenue explosion — Blink and you may have missed it in among the seasonal festivities and dawn of the new decade, but CNBC's December 30 Power Lunch show gave a little insight into the power behind Apple's stock advance, with Phil Cusick …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Apple's tablet and the 3G pricing wild card
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Pink Palm Pixi spotted on Sprint system, Cupid is like ‘boomshakalaka’ — You know what's in just over a month? We'll tell you: Valentine's Day. You know what's coming up this Thursday? Something “new” from Palm. Now, we won't go so far as to say that a pink Palm Pixi is definitely …
Discussion: PalmInfocenter, PreCentral.net, EverythingPre and Mobile Whack
Tim Carroll / PalmInfocenter: Sprint Inventory Leak Reveals Pink Palm Pixi
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net: Pink Pixi on Sprint reaffirmed
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: Pink Palm Pixi Coming To Sprint?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Social Network Removes 5,000 Users For Putting On Weight During Holiday Season — No doubt seeking attention by making controversial decisions and statements, elitist social networking site BeautifulPeople.com says it has kicked out 5,000 users because other members signaled that they became …
Discussion: CNET News, Guardian, Mashable!, The Register and BBC
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Social network nixes users who ‘let themselves go’
Sam Jones / Guardian: Dating site expels 5,000 for festive weight gain
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Dating Site Expels 5,000 “Fatties” Over Holiday Weight Gain
Lester Haines / The Register: BeautifulPeople ejects post-Xmas fatties
Twitter Continues Hiring Spree, Adding Ten New Staffers — Twitter's pedigree is getting increasingly rich at the expense of Google and other Silicon Valley tech titans. With the holidays behind us, the microblogging powerhouse is starting the new year with more new faces at its San Francisco headquarters.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Twitter Kicks Off 2010 Hiring People Away From Google, Bebo, Ning And More
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Twitter Adds to Its Ranks
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: In Allowing Ad Blockers, a Test for Google — IN a manifestolike e-mail message sent last month to all Google employees, Jonathan Rosenberg, a senior vice president for product management, told them to commit to greater transparency and open industry standards.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Blocking Ad Blockers
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Public interest groups call for antitrust probe of TV Everywhere — Public interest groups on Monday will call for federal antitrust watchdogs to investigate an industry-wide strategy by television service providers that they say will strap users to unnecessarily high monthly subscription fees and stifle competition.
Discussion: Between the Lines, DSLreports, Company Town, Post Tech, Technology Liberation Front, Maximum PC and Daily Patricia
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech: Welcome to 2010: what's up this week
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: Public Interest Groups Ask for Antitrust Investigation into TV Everywhere Plan
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Worldwide chip sales grew 8.5 % in November — Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew in November, with sales up 3.7 percent from October and 8.5 percent from a year ago, according to the chip industry trade group. — The latter improvement was a rare increase from year-ago numbers, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported.
Discussion: eWeek and Tech Trader Daily
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek: Windows 7 Helps Drive Chip Sales: SIA
Owen Fletcher / Macworld:
Apple resolved iPhone trademark conflict in China — The company that owned the trademark “i-phone” in China yielded it to Apple, the Web site of China's trademark office shows, removing what could have become a legal roadblock for the similarly named iPhone there.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
A decade's worth of IPv4 addresses — During the first decade of the 21st century we went through over 1.3 billion IPv4 addresses. eighty-one percent of the usable IPv4 addresses are now gone, leaving us with just a couple years' supply left. — 1,370 million IPv4 addresses were used up this past decade.
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech: