Robin Schriebman / Gmail Blog:
Call phones from Gmail — Gmail voice and video chat makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using your computer's microphone and speakers. But until now, this required both people to be at their computers, signed into Gmail at the same time.
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Google Operating System, GottaBeMobile, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, The Seattle Times, Macworld, Technologizer, Boy Genius Report, ReadWriteWeb, Fast Company, Google Voice Blog, SFGate, Tech Trader Daily, Digital Daily, The Next Web, Techie Buzz, Softpedia News, Faster Forward, Telecom Trends, Hillicon Valley, I4U News, PhoneDog.com, Lifehacker, Geekosystem, TiPb, 901am, Switched, SlashGear, USA Today, DSLreports, The Huffington Post, GeekSugar and CNET News
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Google's Gmail calling: Another enterprise app goodie aimed at Skype
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google lets you make phone calls from Gmail
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Make Free Phone Calls from Gmail
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: Google Rolling Out Free Calls to/from Gmail
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Google Voice Integrated Into Gmail. Make And Receive Calls From The Browser
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Google adds free phone calls to Gmail, wow
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld: Gmail adds phone-call support for U.S. users
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google Mashes Up Gmail and Google Voice, Makes U.S./Canada Calls Free
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Google makes Gmail calling official
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Brings Google Voice to Gmail: Make and Receive Calls Right from Your Inbox
Nick Foster / Google Voice Blog: Make and receive calls in Gmail
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Liveblog: Google Adds Voice Calling to Gmail
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Google Voice inside Gmail is confirmed. Google VoIP is coming to your desktop.
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Gmail Phone Calls Official, Call Rates Pretty Low
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Google adds phone calling to Gmail
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley: Google unveils feature for phone calls via Gmail
Robert Evans / I4U News: Google Launches Gmail Calling
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Now You Can Make Free Phone Calls Directly From Gmail
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Google updates Finance web app, adds Google Voice calls to Gmail
Darnell / 901am: Google Unveils Skype Killer Via Gmail
Matthew Zuras / Switched: Google Announces ‘Call Phones’ Through Gmail, But Why?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google integrates Google Voice with Gmail [Video]
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Telephone calling comes to Gmail
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google testing voice calling in Gmail
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Phone Booths To Start Popping Up In Airports, Universities — Google wants to get you hooked on Google Voice, and it's got a new weapon in its arsenal: charming red telephone booths inspired by the sort that litter the UK. Today at a press event where it announced the launch …
Discussion: Download Squad, BetaNews, Black Web 2.0, Electronista and silicontap.com
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Google unveils voice calling through Gmail
Rahsheen / Black Web 2.0: Google Tests Voice Calls in Gmail, Updates Google Finance for Mobile [UPDATED]
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Google introduces Voice in Gmail, free calls to US and Canada (update: impressions) — Rumors have been buzzing about since June, but Google just made it official — the company's baking Google Voice calls right into Gmail today. Like the Google Chat text, voice and video chat integrated …
Discussion: The Toybox Blog, 9 to 5 Mac, Mashable!, Erictric, dailywireless.org, Fortune, TechSpot and Newlaunches.com
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Gmail now gets Google Voice
Ben Parr / Mashable!: Google Brings Voice Calling to Gmail
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Integrates Google Voice Into Gmail
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Google: Call Any Phone from Gmail
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google Voice to become Skype-killer tomorrow?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Google testing VoIP phone calls feature from Gmail [Updated]
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live Blogging The Google Voice Press Gathering
Live Blogging The Google Voice Press Gathering
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, ResourceShelf and Download Squad
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Is this Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 interface? — Microsoft has delivered four developer previews of Internet Explorer (IE) 9 so far, but has yet to show off the new interface for its next-generation browser. That is expected to happen on September 15, during Microsoft's beta launch event in San Francisco.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Will Microsoft Join the Future with Internet Explorer 9?
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: A sneak peek at IE9 UI: What do you think?
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Internet Explorer 9 and the New UI Homogeny
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft leaks IE9 look, reveals ‘Chromifying’
Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft's IE9 look leaks to the Web
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Internet Explorer 9 UI Exposed on Microsoft Russia PR Site
Vygantas Lipskas / Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot, Features
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Is This What Internet Explorer 9 Will Look Like?
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Internet Explorer 9 User Interface Screenshot Leaked
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech: Did Microsoft Just Leak Its Chromified IE9?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Issues Invitation For September 1 “Special Event” — Apple (AAPL) has e-mailed invitations to the media for a “special event” to be held September 1 at 10 a.m. at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Previous reports suggested that Apple would be holding an event on September 7 …
Discussion: Engadget, TechCrunch, Technologizer, Ars Technica, Digital Daily, App Advice and Techie Buzz
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Apple to hold ‘special event’ September 1st... we'll be there live!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Apple Special Event Taking Place September 1
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple's September Music Event is Official
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Apple confirms music-focused media event for September 1
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple's Annual Autumn Event Falls on Sept. 1
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Breaking: Apple Holding Special Event Next Wednesday & We'll Be There!
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Is Apple Really Going To Announce A TV Gadget At An Event With A Guitar On The Invitation? — Apple has invited reporters to an event in San Francisco on Sept. 1, with this guitar as the invitation art. — This tells us it's obvious that Apple will announce updates to its music lineup at the event …
Peter Burrows / BusinessWeek:
Apple's New Video Strategy Coming Into Focus — The blogosphere has been buzzing with talk of a radically updated version of the Apple TV set-top box. It turns out Apple plans to unveil the $99 device at an event on Sept. 7, my Bloomberg colleagues and I reported today .
Discussion: Computerworld, AppleInsider, Silicon Alley Insider, BetaNews, The Toybox Blog, CNN, Fortune, NBC Bay Area, MacRumors, MacStories and iPodNN, more at Mediagazer »
John D. Sutter / CNN: Report: iTunes to rent TV shows for 99 cents
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Hollywood's choice: 99-cents or nothing
Greg Wilson / NBC Bay Area: Jobs and Co. Plans New and Improved Apple TV
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Steve Jobs “Not Convinced” New Apple TV Will Be a Hit
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
New Apple TV will have ARM processor, App Store access - report — Like the iPhone 4 and iPad, the new Apple TV will run the iOS operating system and be powered by a processor with ARM architecture, and will also have access to the App Store, according to one prominent analyst.
Discussion: Bits, VatorNews, New York Times, everythingiCafe, Softpedia News and Mashable!
Miguel Helft / Bits: Apple Invites Media to Sept. 1 Event
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Apple iTunes to offer 99-cent TV rentals
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Analyst Eightball: iTV To Have ARM Processor, App Store
Dan Provost / The Russians Used a Pencil:
Controlling Apple TV
Controlling Apple TV
Discussion: VideoNuze and The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Pondering the (Potential) Impact of Apple's New iTV Device
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Loses E-Book Deal — A month after jolting the book industry with a deal to give Amazon.com Inc. exclusive digital access to some of the country's best-known literary works, literary agent Andrew Wylie is largely abandoning the agreement. — The Amazon deal was struck after Mr. Wylie failed …
Discussion: Crave, DailyFinance, New York Times, NYConvergence and Future Tense, more at Mediagazer »
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog: Landmark digital-publishing deal falters
Sarah Weinman / DailyFinance: Random House's Backlist E-Book Deal With Andrew Wylie Leaves Much Unanswered
Julie Bosman / New York Times: Random House Wins Battle for E-Book Rights
Larissa Anderson / Future Tense: A HAPPY ENDING FOR RANDOM HOUSE
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
New Version of Digg Goes Live For Everyone This Morning — It's finally here. Digg, the social link sharing site that has watched its once-meteoric rise to popularity level off over the last couple years, is relaunching today as it attempts to surge to greater heights …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Geekosystem and The Huffington Post
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb: Digg 4 Goes Live-ish to the Public
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: The New Digg Is Coming Soon Today (Update)
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post: Digg DOWN Hours After New Digg Launches (PICTURES)
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Hey, Digg — This 17-Year-Old Knows What You Are Thinking
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon: New Kindles Selling At Record Rates, U.S. Store Now Has Over 670,000 Books — Amazon has announced today that more “next generation Kindles were ordered in the first four weeks of availability than in the same timeframe following any other Kindle launch, making the new Kindles the fastest-selling ever.”
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Big surprise: Amazon's new Kindles are the best selling ever
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Amazon: New Kindle Outselling Previous Versions
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Kindle-iPad: The Tablet Market's One-Two Punch
Matt Warman / Telegraph: New Amazon Kindle sells out
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Amazon Sells Lots of New Kindles, Starts Shipping Two Days Early
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Amazon starts shipping next-gen Kindle, Sales outpace previous versions
Sarwat Jabeen / SiliconANGLE: Amazon Kindle Outpaces Itself. Will the Trend Continue?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Amazon Says New Kindle Is “Fastest-Selling Ever”
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: New Kindle is Here, Selling Like an Unspecified Number of Hotcakes
Adam Vaughan / Guardian:
Apple blocks iPhones from green ranking scheme — Scheme rates handsets on factors such as ecological impact of raw materials, manufacturing process and energy efficiency — • iPhone app pitches climate change science against scepticism — Apple has refused to allow its iPhones …
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Least Eco-Friendly Phone? Palm Pre Plus
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Sony Ericsson Vivaz available September 5th on AT&T
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: Palm Pre Plus not great for the environment?
Nicole Kobie / PC Pro: Apple avoids O2's green handset ranking
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple rejects UK green iPhone scheme
David Neal / Inquirer: O2 offers users green advice
Ross Miller / Engadget: Sony Ericsson Vivaz coming September 5th to AT&T
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Apple refuses to take part in O2's green league table
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company: Apple Declines to Take Part in Eco-Rating for Green Cellphones—Do You Blame Them?
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Defense official discloses cyberattack — Now it is official: The most significant breach of U.S. military computers was caused by a flash drive inserted into a U.S. military laptop on a post in the Middle East in 2008. — In an article to be published Wednesday discussing the Pentagon's cyberstrategy …
Discussion: The Register, eWeek, New York Times, Computerworld, Gizmodo, Security Watch and Technology Liberation Front
Brian Prince / eWeek: Defense Department Confirms Critical Cyber Attack
Brian Knowlton / New York Times: 2008 Attack on Military Computers Is Confirmed
Tim Greene / Computerworld: Pentagon official details U.S military net hack
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: America's Most Dangerous Computer Security Breach Was Caused By a Flash Drive
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Defense Department Describes Flash Drive Attack on USCC
Jim Harper / Technology Liberation Front: We Fail More—So Put Us in Charge
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Podcaster Leo Laporte, the everywhere man — Leo Laporte arrived Thursday at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. — On Friday morning he arrived at the office of KFI AM 640, the radio station that airs his syndicated “The Tech Guy” program. At 3:42 p.m., he was back at the airport, ready to fly home to Petaluma, Calif.
Mike Luttrell / TG Daily:
Digital Chocolate sues Facebook game giant Zynga over Mafia Wars — Casual gaming company Digital Chocolate has just filed suit against Zynga, the leader in social gaming, because it says it owns the exclusive rights to the name “Mafia Wars.” — Zynga's Facebook game Mafia Wars has become …
Discussion: mocoNews, Inside Social Games, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Gamezebo, SocialTimes.com and GamePolitics News
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: Digital Chocolate Sues Zynga Over ‘Mafia Wars’
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games: Digital Chocolate Sues Zynga Over Mafia Wars Name
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Games Developer Digital Chocolate Takes Zynga To Court Over ‘Mafia Wars’ Name
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Digital Chocolate claims in Zynga lawsuit it owns Mafia Wars name
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com: Social Game Maker Digital Chocolate Files Lawsuit Against Zynga [Updated]
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google's Gaming Advocate Leaves After Only 4 Months On The Job — In April of this year, signs started pointing to Google getting serious about gaming. That was when they hired gaming industry vet Mark DeLoura (formerly of Ubisoft, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Nintendo and others) to be their developer advocate for games.
Discussion: Satori, ReadWriteWeb, SiliconANGLE and Android Phone Fans
Mark DeLoura / Satori: Moving on from Google — This past Monday, I left Google.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google's Game Developer Advocate Leaves After Less Than 6 Months
Sarwat Jabeen / SiliconANGLE: Google Looses Gamer Genius Mark Deloura. Bad Timing.
Jay Baer / Convince and Convert Blog:
Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? — Starbucks is not only offering free Wi-Fi in all stores come this fall, but also unveiling their Starbucks Digital Network that all in-store web and mobile users will have the opportunity to enjoy (it's a partnership with Yahoo!).
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
CollegeOnly, a Social Network Just for the University Set — When Facebook arrived at my university near the end of my fourth year, I remember feeling a huge wave of relief. — Not because I had an easy way to keep in touch with my friends after college but because the site arrived …
Discussion: paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider, The Next Web and VentureBeat
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Facebook Investor Thiel Backs A New College-Only Social Network
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web: Has Facebook Exposed Its Flank? Here come the College Social Networks.
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: CollegeOnly just misses Scoop on college student social networks
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook Improves Chat's Stability And Speed; Kills Support for IE6 — According to a blog post today on the company's site, Facebook is revamping its Chat feature to be faster, more stabilized and reliable. — Facebook says that Chat, which launched two years ago, is now one of the most …
Discussion: Facebook Blog and The Next Web
Rodrigo Schmidt / Facebook Blog: Chat with No Interruptions — No one likes being cut off in the middle of a conversation.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Updates to Facebook Chat mean no more IE6 support
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Online Coupons Get Smarter — Groupon, Rivals Add Personalized Bargains, Staff as Some Merchants Gripe — When Jennifer London cut a deal with Groupon Inc. to promote her smoothie shop in an email, she wasn't sure how many people would show up for discounted drinks.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, Thanks:chirag_mehta
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
$750K for Flowtown's Social Marketing to Existing Customers — Yes, Flowtown is yet another social media marketing company, but it's not just another tool for monitoring customer feedback through their tweets. Flowtown takes a list of your existing customers' email addresses and delivers profiles …
Discussion: VentureBeat, alarm:clock and TechCrunch
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Motorola Bought 280 North — Andy Rubin (Google) and Dr. Sanjay K. Jha (Motorola) join Om Malik on stage at Mobilize 2009 in San Francisco. — Motorola is buying 280 North, a tiny software and web applications start-up started by ex-Apple employees, for $20 million.
Discussion: mocoNews and Know Your Cell
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Motorola Acquires 280 North For App Framework For Android
Marin Perez / Know Your Cell: RIM, Motorola gear up for app battle
Graeme Wearden / Guardian:
Shareholder trading values Facebook at more than $33bn — With shares selling for up to $76, investors are calculating social networking site is worth nearly twice as much as Yahoo! — Facebook is now being valued at more than $33bn (£21.3bn) as investors try to secure a stake …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foodspotting Investors Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are With $750K Seed Round — People love taking pictures of food. It's just a fact of life. Don't even bother arguing about it. It's just the way it is. Case in point: Foodspotting, the service which asks you to take pictures of your food to share with others.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat and GigaOM
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Seed Funding for Foodspotting Brings More Praise for AngelList
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Foodspotting backed by super angels
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Foodspotting Gets Funding For Food-Based Social Network