New York Times:
The Sofa Wars: Plenty to Watch Online, but Viewers Prefer to Pay for Cable — It is a fantasy shared by many Americans: dropping cable television and its fat monthly bills and turning instead to the wide-open frontier of Internet video. — Some are finding that the reality is not that simple.
Discussion: DSLreports and Silicon Alley Insider
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Crowded Field for Bringing Web Video to TVs — If you want to watch Internet video on most televisions, you need a gadget that pulls it in. And a growing number of technology companies want to sell it to you. — Start-ups and tech giants alike are offering what they say are easy ways …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
The Fight For 3PAR: HP Outbids Dell, Offers $1.6 Billion In Cash — HP has proposed to acquire data storage company 3PAR for $24 per share in cash, or roughly $1.6 billion. Thus, it trumps Dell's offer to buy out the company for $18 per share or $1.13 billion.
Lance Whitney / CNET News: HP trumps Dell with $24-per-share bid for 3Par
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: It's HP vs. Dell in Bidding War for 3PAR
Chris Mellor / The Register: HP sharp-elbows Dell to bid for 3PAR
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider: HP Enters Into Bidding War With Dell, Offers To Buy Storage Maker 3PAR
Andrea Petrou / Tech Eye: HP gets in takeover scrap with Dell over 3PAR
Mike Bucken / Computerworld: HP bids $1.6 billion for 3Par
Andrea Tse / TheStreet.com: HP Bids for 3PAR
Taylor Buley / Buleyean String:
Free of Freemium, Things Are Starting To Look Up At Ning — Ning, provider of on-demand social communities, has recently been one of Silicon Valley's most interesting companies. Five months ago the company announced the sudden exit of chief executive Gina Bianchini, eventually gave …
Discussion: The Next Web and Go Rumors
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Ning's on the up after ditching free accounts
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Ning Freemium Service Shuts Down
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity — A little over a week ago, I closed down all of my social media accounts, with the exception of Twitter, which I locked. The explanation I gave was that, in an age when everyone and their dog is sharing every aspect of their life …
Discussion: The Next Web
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: TWiT's Leo Laporte loses faith in social media
Leo Laporte / LOL: The Life of Leo:
Buzz Kill — Something happened tonight that made me question …
Buzz Kill — Something happened tonight that made me question …
Discussion: The Next Web, everwas, jasonhiner.com, Stowe Boyd, Collaboration 2.0 Blog, TomsTechBlog.com, FM Blog, Andy Beard, LiveSide.net, The Raw Feed and Howard Owens, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:rawmeet
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Social media is just fine. You're the one screwing up.
Ian Kennedy / everwas: Back to Blogging? — Paul Carr - Thnks Fr Th Mmrs …
Oliver Marks / Collaboration 2.0 Blog: Online No One Knows You're an Expert...
John Battelle / FM Blog: Monday Signal: FM Makes a Move
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Memories & Interactions In Social Media
Jack McKenna / TechCrunch:
You Can Block Any Facebook User Except Mark Zuckerberg — The title of this post kind of says it all. As pointed out by blockzuck.com, you can block anyone on Facebook except CEO Mark Zuckerberg. If you try to do it (we did), you'll get a message saying “General Block failed error: Block failed.”
Discussion: iGeneration Blog, Softpedia News and Gawker
Zack Whittaker / iGeneration Blog: Does Zuckerberg have a Facebook ‘God’ account?
Panayiotis Mavrommatis / SecBrowsing blog:
Chrome's bundled Flash results in much faster update — Chrome's bundling of Flash resulted in a dramatic drop of out-of-date users after the latest update, according to our stats. — On Aug 10, 2010, Adobe released a security update for Flash. On the same day, Chrome shipped …
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:rawmeet
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: A case for bundled plugins: Chrome users 50% faster to update insecure Flash plugin
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Celebrating A Year Of Apple Pondering Google Voice — My, how quickly things change. It wasn't much more than a year ago that Apple and Google were happy partners — at least from the public's perspective — working in tandem to push technology forward at a clipping pace.
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: No Google Voice on iPhone: one year later
Jeff Rivera / GalleyCat:
New York Times Bestseller Seth Godin to No Longer Publish Books Traditionally — New York Times bestselling author and marketing guru, Seth Godin vows to never publish traditionally again. After over 12 books with a legacy publisher, Godin says he's had enough.
Discussion: Seth's Blog and TeleRead
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog: Moving on — Linchpin will be the last book I publish in a traditional way.
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Seth Godin turns his back on traditional book publishing …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Pay no attention to that playful UI behind the Google Maps curtain (video) — Thought the page-turning Macallan was nifty? You ain't seen nothing yet — The Astonishing Tribe (the brains behind the look of Android) aims to give you billowing, rippling cloth-like curtains of clever interactive content with their concept Velvet UI.
Discussion: TAT and Fone Arena
Ola Larsén / TAT: Exploring Tablet Interfaces
Varun Krish / Fone Arena: Velvet UI for MeeGo tablets by TAT and Wind River
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Chatroulette Taken Down. Get Ready For Chatroulette V.2 — Chatroulette, the service that lets strangers meet over video, has been taken down. A message reads “The experiment #1 is over for now. Thanks for participating - Redesigned and updated version of the website will be launched tomorrow.”
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, Fast Company, Gizmodo, VentureBeat and The Next Web
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: “Experiment #1 Is Over Now” for Chatroulette — What happens when Chatroulette goes down?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Video chat service Chatroulette goes offline, updated version to launch tomorrow
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Apple rejecting apps that require user registration first? — iOS app Read it Later's latest update was rejected by Apple's App Store team for what is apparently a new (and confusing/troubling) reason: that, “Applications cannot require user registration prior to allowing access to app features and content”.
Discussion: App Advice, Read It Later Blog, IntoMobile, MacStories and The Digital Reader, Thanks:atul
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Rejects Read It Later Update For Requiring An Account To Function?
Read It Later Blog: Version 2.2 Rejected - New Rejection Reason From Apple May Have Major Implications
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Here's The Most Ridiculous App Store Rejection Ever
Nate the great / The Digital Reader: Apple's Nefarious plan to dump the reading apps has been revealed!
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Mac enterprise sales surged in June — Apple scored its biggest gains in government, big business and the European home market — Click to enlarge. Source: Needham, IDC — Given the Mac's tiny share of the worldwide PC market — roughly 3.5% as of June — Apple (AAPL) has a lot of room to grow.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacStories
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Someone in the government just bought a lot of Macs
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Guess What: Macs Growing Fast in Enterprises
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Exclusive: Samsung Cetus i917 bows for AT&T, shows off its Windows Phone 7 ways — Does the almost Pre-esque shape of this beast look vaguely familiar? It should, because it matches up nicely with the outline of the Samsung Cetus we saw in the FCC a little while back.
Effie Tjhai / SlashPhone: Samsung Cetus i917 Gets Leak
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Samsung Cetus i917 breaks cover, reveals its glossy form
Chris Davies / SlashGear: AT&T Samsung Cetus i917 Windows Phone 7 leaks
Tim Ferrill / WMExperts: Samsung Cetus Pictured
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: T-Mobile G2, LG C900, and Samsung Cetus all make their early photographic debuts
Nurhisham Hussein / Windows Phone Thoughts.com: Samsung Cetus i917 for AT&T
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: Samsung Cetus WP7 phone headed to AT&T