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, AndroidGuys, Electronista, Softpedia News, Android Central, Pocket-lint.com, Electricpig.co.uk and Google Android News …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Spotify linked to Google Nexus One handset launch
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: ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, CNET News, The Next Web, Mashable! and louisgray.com
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Seesmic Looks Beyond Twitter - Acquires Ping.fm
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Seesmic buying Ping.fm social update service
Jennifer Van Grove Comments / Mashable!: Seesmic Acquires 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: Brainstorm Tech, Scobleizer, TeleRead, Enterprise Irregulars and Romenesko
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: The NY Times (hearts) Apple's iSlate
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Oh, Joe, the world doesn't need a Tablet? Really?
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
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, Techland, 24/7 Wall St., Maximum PC and Daily Patricia
Allie Townsend / Techland: Your Compatible Digital Entertainment Collection: Are We Close?
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC: DECE Announces Plans for Digital Movie Purchases
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 …
Freescale Semiconductor: Freescale evolves second-generation smartbook form factors with new tablet design
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Freescale Aims for $200 Tablet at CES
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: An Affordable $199 Tablet for Everyone - And It's Not From Apple
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: The $199 tablet according to Freescale
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
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: Silicon Alley Insider, jkOnTheRun, eWeek and PC Magazine
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 …
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 distinction 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 …
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine - Facebook Responds
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.
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
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
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 …
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.
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
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft offers Windows XP, Office XP users 50 percent discount to encourage upgrades — Microsoft officials are well aware that its biggest Windows 7 and Office 2010 competitors are its own previous product iterations (Windows XP and Office XP/2003). To try and wean users away from older …
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: 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
Dave Altavilla / HotHardware.com News:
Intel Arrandale Core i5 and Core i3 Mobile Unveiled — Article Index: — Looking back at silicon innovation over the past decade, you'll notice three primary design targets that tend to dominate industry motivation and trends - power consumption, price and performance.
Cisco Cheng / PC Magazine: Putting Arrandale to the Test
Chris Angelini / Tom's Hardware Guide: Intel's Mobile Core i5 And Core i3: Arrandale Is For The Rest Of Us
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Arrandale processors show 20% improvement over current MacBook …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech: Intel Arrandale: 32nm for Notebooks, Core i5 540M Reviewed
Nathan Kirsch / Legit Reviews Hardware News: ASUS K42F Notebook w/ Intel Core i5 540M Arrandale CPU Review
Matthew Murray / ExtremeTech: Intel Releases Clarkdale and Arrandale Processors
Peter Scott / Fudzilla: Arrandale, Clarkdale CPUs benched
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: How Fast Are the New Intel Arrandale and Clarkdale?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
When/will Apple update the iPhone 3GS's Wifi to 802.11N? — Gizmodo and UberGizmo are both reporting that an Apple Job description is alluding to 802.11N wireless in the next iPhone. … The posting isn't particularly telling but it alludes to an iPhone software engineer needing 802.11N experience.
Discussion: PMP Today
BrianB / PMP Today: iPhone 4G May Have WiFi 802.11n
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 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
Daniel E. Slotnik / New York Times:
News Sites Dabble With a Web Tool for Nudging Local Officials — Doug Hardy, an associate editor and Internet supervisor for The Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Conn., wanted to increase page views on its Web site. — Mr. Hardy had heard about SeeClickFix.com, a local advocacy Web site …
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, ITworld.com, CrunchGear, 901am, Zatz Not Funny! and techeblog.com
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
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.
Dave Rosenberg / CNET News:
IBM software sticks to the plan for 2010 — IBM's software business contributes $20 billion of IBM's revenue and 40 percent of its profits. Suffice to say, it's an important part of Big Blue's market strategy to ensure that the software division performs at or above expectations every year.
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech: