Susan Wojcicki / The Official Google Blog:
We've officially acquired AdMob! — Last Friday, we said that mobile advertising was moving fast. So are we! Today, we closed our acquisition of AdMob. Omar Hamoui has built a great team and great products at AdMob and we're thrilled to officially welcome them to Google.
Discussion: AdExchanger.com, Mobile Entertainment, Fortune, Erictric, Android Phone Fans, Boy Genius Report, Lifehacker, InfoWorld, Mashable!, TechCrunch, Search Engine Journal, CNET News, Electronista, mocoNews, ClickZ, Digital Daily, Engadget, The Life and Times of AdMob, Phones Review, Maximum PC, AppScout and silicontap.com
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Google completes AdMob acquisition
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google completes AdMob acquisition, ready to take on Apple's iAds
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Google Acquires AdMob, Finally
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Google formally completes its acquisition of AdMob
Erica Ho / Lifehacker: Remains of the Day: Cell Phone Shock
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld: Google closes AdMob deal
Ben Parr / Mashable!: It's Official: AdMob Is Now Part of Google
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Over Six Months Later, Google Finally Closes AdMob Acquisition
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Officially Acquires AdMob
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google closes books on AdMob deal
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: Done Deal: Google Closes AdMob Buy
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: Google Completes $750 Million AdMob Acquisition
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google's AdMob Acquisition a Done Deal
Ross Miller / Engadget: Google officially acquires AdMob
Ryan Whitwam / Maximum PC: Google Closes AdMob Deal
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Closes Acquisition of AdMob
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Lists Top 1,000 Sites On The Web & Then Lets You Advertise On Them — The Google AdWords blog announced new features for Google Ad Planner and AdWords content network today. — The big news is that Google publicly released a list of the top 1,000 sites by unique users as measured by Ad Planner.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, WebMama's Look at the Web, Mashable!, Screenwerk, WebProNews, Inside AdWords and SEO and Tech Daily
Barbara ‘webmama’ Coll / WebMama's Look at the Web: Google Increases Transparency of Ad Content Network …
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Facebook Leads in the Top 1,000 Sites [STATS]
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google Ranks the Web's Top Sites
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Lets Brand Advertisers Target Top Sites
Katrina Kurnit / Inside AdWords: New tool for brand advertisers on the Google Content Network
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: DoubleClick Ad Planner Adds New Features - Top 1000
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Slap for Apple — Adobe's Flash video software has become a flashpoint in negotiations between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Big Media. — On a day when Apple execs probably cheered the fact the company had surpassed Microsoft as the world's most valuable tech company, Jobs was grappling …
Discussion: AllNewsMac, Engadget, Erictric, NBC Bay Area, AppScout, AppleInsider, SlashGear, PC World, Neowin.net, MacRumors, Android Phone Fans, VentureBeat, MacDailyNews, Liliputing, iLounge, TechSpot, Electronista, Tech Trader Daily, Mashable! and MacStories
Vladislav Savov / Engadget: NBC and Time Warner inform Apple they'll be sticking to Flash, thank you very much
Jackson West / NBC Bay Area: Hollywood Tells Apple to Support Flash: Report
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Report: Time Warner, NBC Balking at Converting Video to iPad
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Time Warner and NBC Will Remain Flash-Focused
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Media companies to Apple: We're sticking with Flash
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: NBC and Time Warner Continue to Back Flash Over HTML5
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Has Google TV Renewed Faith in Flash?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: NBC, Time Warner sticking with Flash?
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: NBC, Time Warner plan to stick with Flash for Web content
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Apple Passes Microsoft as Most Valuable Tech Company
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Time Warner and NBC Won't Adopt HTML5 For iPad
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
NBC, Time Warner Tell Apple They're Sticking with Flash
NBC, Time Warner Tell Apple They're Sticking with Flash
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Google's Latest Launch: Its Own Trading Floor — The search giant is hiring Wall Street vets to manage a $26.5 billion pile of cash — Last fall, some unusual job listings began cropping up on Google's (GOOG) website. Amid the requests for programmers and engineers were postings for bond traders and portfolio analysts.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Twitter's Director Of Search Is Out As Product Is Restructured — In July of last year, Twitter Search usage was exploding. As such, Twitter hired a new high-profile engineer, Doug Cook, to take over as the new “Director of Search.” Cook has now left the company, we've learned.
Discussion: VentureBeat and paidContent
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Shake-up on Twitter's search team as director leaves
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter's Search Director Leaves
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Japan's iPad Frenzy Signals Sea Change — TOKYO—The debut of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer in Japan is generating a level of hype and excitement rarely seen these days for a new electronics product in this gadget-loving nation, underscoring the paucity of buzz-worthy, homegrown devices.
Discussion: Bits, Fortune, AppleInsider, TUAW, Neowin.net, MacDailyNews and Voices on All Things Digital
Hiroko Tabuchi / Bits: IPad's Arrival in Tokyo Causes Japanese to Reflect
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: iPad camp outs hit Tokyo, Sydney, London
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Apple's iPad big in Japan
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Japan gripped by iPad frenzy
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Apple's iPad goes on sale internationally
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Voices on All Things Digital: Japan's iPad Frenzy Signals a Sea Change
David W. Martin / Mac|Life:
Apple Reveals New Service for Authors to Sell Their Books Directly in the iBookstore — Are you a budding author? The next Stephen King? Or an author currently looking to cut out the middle man as you rollout your own books? It looks like your time has come — Apple has released information on self-publishing for the iBookstore!
Discussion: Fast Company, Podcasting News, Ars Technica, John Chow dot Com, Erictric, Kindle Review, MacRumors, PC World, Boy Genius Report and iLounge, Thanks:atul
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Apple Makes It Easier for Self-Published Authors to Sell Ebooks in the iBookstore
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Publish Your Own Apple iBook
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica: Apple opens iBookstore to self-publishers
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Want to sell your work in the iBookstore? Here's how
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple accepting self-published books to iBookstore
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Exclusive: Palm Loses Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte to Google — Looks like Palm is suffering a bit of post-acquisition talent drain. — Mobile user interface master Matias Duarte has left Palm and evidently hired on at the most obvious of places: Google (GOOG).
Discussion: MobileCrunch, eWeek, Android Phone Fans, DailyTech, Techland, Phone Arena, Fortune, PhoneDog.com, VentureBeat, Pulse2, TG Daily, Gizmodo, Technologizer, Digital Trends, Silicon Alley Insider, SlashGear, PreCentral.net, Erictric, Electronista, carpeaqua, Engadget, Daring Fireball, Google Android Blog, Boy Genius Report, EverythingPre, ZDNet, Phones Review and Phone Scoop
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Palm loses their lead webOS designer to the Google Android team, others may follow
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Snags Palm WebOS Director to Boost Android UX
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: [Update: It's True] Palm Loses Lead User Interface Designer …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Lead Designer of webOS Flees to Google
Peter Ha / Techland: Palm webOS Design Director Heads To Google
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: WebOS UI designer Duarte heading to Android
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Palm's hotshot designer jumps to Google
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Senior Palm designer ditches WebOS for Android
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: WebOS Designer Matias Duarte Leaves Palm For Google: Will He Make Android Nicer?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Good News for Android's User Interface?
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Palm Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte Leaves Palm
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Poaches Palm's Head Of User Interface Matias Duarte (HPQ, GOOG)
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net: Matías Duarte leaving Palm for Google (Update: Confirmed)
Bertrand / Erictric: Palm VP of Human Interface Matias Duarte Leaves Company — to Join Google [Updated]
Justin Williams / carpeaqua: Palm Loses Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte to Google
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: webOS design mastermind Matias Duarte leaves Palm... and could be headed to Google
Andrew Kameka / Google Android Blog: Palm UI lead moves on to Google
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: webOS UI designer to join Google's Android team
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre: User Interface Director Matias Duarte Leaves Palm
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Palm Loses UI Guru
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Microsoft May Cut Zune Music Price to Contend With Apple, Online Services — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, may cut the monthly fee it charges for streaming music on its Zune portable player, senior product manager Terry Farrell said in an interview.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, The Next Web, Electronista, TechSpot, Engadget and Gizmodo
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Microsoft To Whack Apple With Cheap Zune Music?
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Microsoft to reduce Zune Pass subscription price?
Ross Miller / Engadget: Microsoft considers a Zune Pass price drop
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Netflix: The Future Is Streaming — Netflix expects its DVD-by-mail business to peak in 2013, at which point it believes its Watch Instantly streaming service will be driving its growth. That's the gist of a slideshow posted on the company's jobs site that details its plans to transform itself …
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network and Hacking NetFlix, Thanks:atul
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Netflix Streaming Is The Future?
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Debunk: Steve Ballmer not speaking at WWDC — An analyst named Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research set off a firestorm of rumors last night after he claimed that Steve Ballmer would appear onstage with Steve Jobs at WWDC for exactly seven minutes to announce Visual Studio development for the iPhone …
Steve Mayo / AllNewsMac: Is it possible that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer presents at Apple's 2010 WWDC?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Chowdhry Says He Was Wrong; No Ballmer At WWDC
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: No Appearance by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at Apple's Developer …
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: What to Expect From Apple's iPhone-centric WWDC 2010
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Will Steve Ballmer appear for Apple keynote? (Update: Nope, says Microsoft)
Ari Robbins / PhoneDog.com: No, Steve Ballmer will not be speaking at WWDC
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Microsoft: We're not going to WWDC
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Steve Ballmer Will Not Be Speaking at Apple Conference
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Will Ballmer appear at Steve Jobs keynote? No.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Great Rumor: Steve Ballmer Will Be On Stage At Apple's Developers …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Microsoft: Steve Ballmer will not be speaking at WWDC.
M. Daou / MobileTechWorld:
Microsoft: 30 Million Windows Phone 7 devices will be sold by the end of 2011 — During yesterday's ReMIX Microsoft showed an interesting slide that didn't go unoticed by me ( you can see it above). According to IDC predictions 30Million Windows Phone 7 devices will be sold by the end …
Discussion: Engadget, Neowin.net, SlashGear and WMPoweruser.com
Donald Melanson / Engadget: 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices sold by the end of 2011? Microsoft says yes
Jonathan Downin / Neowin.net: Microsoft forecasts sales of 30 million Windows Phone 7 handsets through 2011
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Microsoft Plans for 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices to be Sold by End of 2011
Alex Kennberg / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Buzz for mobile now available on more devices — Back in February, we launched Google Buzz for mobile, a tool to start interesting conversations when you are out and about. One of the most popular ways to access Google Buzz for mobile is through the web application (by going to buzz.google.com in your phone's browser).
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian: Google Friday link round up
Frank McPherson / MobileContentToday: More Mobile Phones Can Now Catch The Buzz
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Buzz Mobile App Now Available on More Phones
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Reshare: Google Buzz Gets a Retweet Button
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Google Buzz now mobile on more devices
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Location History, “Footstreams” & Aggregated Check-in Data Will Transform LBS
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
AirSwing: Toshiba's gesture-based UI system in action (video) — Natural user interfaces using gestures aren't really new, but AirSwing, a technology developed by Toshiba, offers something unique: it neither requires expensive hardware nor substantial CPU resources to work.
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear and Hack a Day
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Toshiba AirSwing UI puts you on the screen with your data
Mike Szczys / Hack a Day: Commercial webcam multi-touch coming soon
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Negroponte: One Laptop Per Child is now a $75 Android Tablet — The former head of MIT's Media Lab said the next OLPC device, the XO-3, would be a 9-inch tablet made by Marvell and running Google's Android OS. — The first OLPC was an underpowered, ‘designed-by-committee’ laptop that cost at least double of what it was supposed to.
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: OLPC XO-3 Design by Compromise May Inspire the Next Generation of Tablets
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: OLPC tablet to have dual-mode screen, run Android, be at CES 2011
Andy Greenberg / Forbes: One Laptop Per Child Revamps Tablet Plans
John Cook / TechFlash:
Microsoft officially releases Tag, its mobile barcode technology — Microsoft Tag, a mobile barcoding service that the company first talked about 18 months ago, is getting its official launch today. To date, Microsoft says that more than one billion Tags have been created …
Discussion: The Official Microsoft Blog, MSDN Blogs, The Microsoft Blog and Softpedia News
Benjamin Rubenstein / AndroidGuys:
EVO's Qik Video Chat to Cost an Extra $5 a Month... Seriously? — According to a source of ours inside Sprint, the EVO 4G's $10 premium cost doesn't seem to cover the Qik video chat capabilities, as previously thought. As you can see in the screenshot below, the service will be cost a $4.99 premium, payable via PayPal.
Discussion: Engadget and Google Android Blog
Ross Miller / Engadget: Qik charging $5 monthly for EVO 4G video chat (updated)
Olivia Ma / YouTube Blog:
Google Moderator on YouTube enables real-time feedback from your audience — YouTube is about starting a conversation. Every day, hundreds of millions of videos spark dialogues on everything from the future of the African continent, to what should be done about the oil spill, to the best slam dunk of all time.
Discussion: YouTube Help, Mashable!, 901am, WebProNews, Search Engine Watch, MediaPost, TechCrunch, SocialTimes.com, CNET News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, VatorNews, ReadWriteWeb and AppScout
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Google Gives YouTube Channels a Moderator
Chris Crum / WebProNews: YouTube Channels Get Google Moderator Integration
Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch: Google Moderator on YouTube Enables Real-Time Feedback from Your Audience
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Google Gives YouTube Members Sounding Board, Brands A Widget …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: YouTube Integrates Google Moderator
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: YouTube opens up its Moderator tool to all users
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Moderator Adds Greater Interactivity to YouTube Experience
Chris Caceres / VatorNews: YouTube adds Google Moderator
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: YouTube Releases Google Moderator to All Users
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ Review — If you consider where Android was when it started versus how far it's advanced in 18 months with Android 2.2, you might get brain freeze. — Android 2.2—aka Froyo—is the most usable, polished iteration of Android yet. But more importantly …
Silicon Alley Insider:
The Half-Life Of A YouTube Video Is 6 Days — A video on YouTube gets 50% of its views in the first 6 days it is on the site, according to data from analytics firm TubeMogul. After 20 days, a YouTube video has had 75% of its total views. — That's a really short life span for YouTube videos, and it's probably getting shorter.
Michael Comeau / Seeking Alpha:
Does the World Really Need Yahoo Anymore? — Yahoo (YHOO) has had an interesting week as far as weeks for Yahoo! go. CEO Carol Bartz dropped in for a disastrous interview at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Tuesday before rebounding back to par in a relatively tame analyst day on Wednesday.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Should Open Web Advocates Stay Independent? — When it was revealed Wednesday that developer and noted open web champion Tantek Celik was joining the Mozilla Foundation, a wave of congratulations swept across Twitter and the blogosphere. But not everyone was happy to learn that Celik …
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog, Thanks:mathewi
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's social-networking lab launches new Twitter viewing tool — Microsoft's Future Social Experiences Labs (FUSE) has launched another new project, codenamed “Project Emporia,” that is aimed at social-networking newbies to help them simplify their Twitter browsing/viewing experience.
Discussion: MSDN Blogs, Erictric, The Microsoft Blog and Neowin.net
Nadialy / MSDN Blogs: Beyond Beta: Microsoft Tag Takes Off
Bertrand / Erictric: Microsoft Tag No Longer in Beta
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Microsoft Tag comes out of beta