Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Why we don't trust Devil Mountain Software (and neither should you) — Ed note: We were going to publish this investigation Monday morning after buttoning down a few more key facts. Given the fact that IDG just severed ties with Randall C. Kennedy over having an alter ego …
Discussion: CNET News, TomsTechBlog.com, Lockergnome Blog Network and PC World, Thanks:edbott
Steven Musil / CNET News: Columnist revealed as company's non-existent CTO
Preston Gralla / PC World: Nope, Windows 7 Is Not a Memory Hog
An unfortunate ending — Due to a serious breach of trust, Randall C. Kennedy will no longer be writing for InfoWorld — On Friday, Feb. 19, we discovered that one of our contributors, Randall C. Kennedy, had been misrepresenting himself to other media organizations as Craig Barth …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Computerworld, Slashdot and ITworld.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Why You Should Confess Everything Before You Get Caught
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Windows metrics source lies about identity
Gregg Keizer / ITworld.com: Microsoft IE's downfall ‘far fetched,’ says researcher
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac:
Video Chat coming in future iPhones/iPads? — Some interesting information has come to light this evening that may indicate a future direction of Apple's iPhone OS products. Below is some pretty definitive evidence that future iPhones and iPads will have video chatting capability.
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Next iPhone OS to include video chat support?
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Next iPhone to have video chat?
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Video iChat Icons, Strings in iPhone 3.2 SDK for iPad?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iPhone 3.2 SDK Hints At Video Chat For iPhone/iPad
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Video Chat Feature spotted iPhone OS SDK, Cameras in next iPad and iPod touch
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Video Chat Coming to iPad and iPhone? [PICS]
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Apple Adding Video Calling to iPhone/iPad?
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Video Chat Coming to iPad, iPhone?
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
An Adobe Flash developer on why the iPad can't use Flash — Daniel Eran Dilger — Morgan Adams, an interactive content developer who knows a lot about building Flash, wrote in with an interesting perspective on Flash and the iPad. The remainder of this piece is his comments on the subject.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com, Gizmodo, CloudAve and ParisLemon
Raju Vegesna / CloudAve: Impact of Touch on WebApps
Joseph Menn / Financial Times:
US experts close in on Google hackers — US analysts believe they have identified the Chinese author of the critical programming code used in the alleged state-sponsored hacking attacks on Google and other western companies, making it far harder for the Chinese government to deny involvement.
James T. Areddy / Wall Street Journal:
People's Republic of Hacking
People's Republic of Hacking
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News and Thomas Crampton, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
CHATROULOLZ Collects Great Chatroulette Screencaps So You Don't Have To — By now, you've probably heard of Chatroulette, the website where one can anonymously have video chat conversations with random strangers from around the world. Needless to say, this freaks out just about everyone …
Discussion: apophenia and New York Times
Zephoria / apophenia: ChatRoulette by Sarita Yardi
Nick Bilton / New York Times: The Surreal World of Chatroulette
Business Insider will probably add an inflammatory headline about Joel Spolsky or Jason Calacanis here — In a recent Stack Overflow podcast episode, Joel Spolsky mentioned that he's probably going to formally end his popular Joel on Software blog next month.
The NYT's blogs are set to be paywalled — Arthur Sulzberger, Janet Robinson, and Martin Nisenholtz of the NYT all took the opportunity of hosting today's PaidContent conference to talk at length about their paywall plans. Which makes it all the more surprising that their message was so garbled …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
ACTA “internet enforcement” chapter leaks — Someone has uploaded a PDF to a Google Group that is claimed to be the proposal for Internet copyright enforcement that the USA has put forward for ACTA, the secret copyright treaty whose seventh round of negotiations just concluded in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Gagan Biyani / MobileCrunch:
RightSide Capital Announces New Seed Fund; Will Make 100-200 Investments Per Year — RightSide Capital Management is about to shatter the funding landscape. Led by David Lambert, Kevin Dick and John Lee, RightSide Capital believes that seed-stage capital needs a complete overhaul.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Seattle 2.0
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Mike Maples Talks Venture Capital And Thunder Lizards
Marcelo Calbucci / Seattle 2.0: The Game Is About To Change Forever!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace's Hail Mary Strategy: “Discovery” — MySpace's new slogan, and the theme of their new product strategy, will be “Discover and be Discovered,” we've confirmed from multiple sources. This will be their differentiating factor from Facebook, execs told employees at an all hands meeting last Thursday.