Swizec / Cthulhu and other crazies:
Apple's Ping is a big pile of steaming dung — A few days ago Apple released a social network. Gee, how bloody creative of them and they used to be so cool. There are enough social networks, too many actually. But I digress. — Yesterday when I updated iTunes and got the slightly odd new version …
Ian Paul / PC World: Ping on iTunes - Not So Hot
Dave Caolo / TUAW: iTunes 101: Share your Ping profile
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: iTunes Ping: The Missing Thing
David Adams / OSNews: Ping: Why Bother?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Can Ping be saved? — 10 things Apple can do to rescue its experiment in social networking — Apple (AAPL) announced Friday that less than 48 hours after its launch more than 1 million people had signed up for Ping, its new social network for music. — That's not necessarily a good thing …
Cyndy Aleo / GigaOM: Ping Is Neither Social, Nor Is It a Network. Discuss.
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Ping Proves Problematic for Some
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Apple's Ping gains a million users in first two days
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Apple's Ping tops 1M users in two days, but it's no Google Buzz — Apple announced just a few hours ago that it's new music-centered social network Ping has surpassed 1 million users in a mere two days. — While the announcement may seem impressive, if you consider that iTunes …
Discussion: Engadget, Ars Technica, PadGadget, DailyFinance, The Next Web, Neowin.net, Go Rumors, 9 to 5 Mac, Apple, AppleInsider, MacNN, Voices on All Things Digital and MacRumors
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Google coughs up $8.5 million to settle Buzz privacy suit
Alex Salkever / DailyFinance: Apple's Ping Ain't Got That Swing
Brenton Currie / Neowin.net: Apple's Ping reaches one million users in 48 hours
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Users Noticing Poor Video Quality On iTunes 10
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
The Leaning Tower of Ping: How iTunes Could Be Apple's Undoing
The Leaning Tower of Ping: How iTunes Could Be Apple's Undoing
Discussion: Webomatica, Chris Pirillo, broadstuff and WebProNews
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: iTunes Isn't That Bad; It Could Be Worse
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: iTunes Bloatware - and its antidote
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Apple's Ping Draws a Great Deal of Criticism
Untangling the social web — Software: From retailing to counterterrorism, the ability to analyse social connections is proving increasingly useful — TELECOMS operators naturally prize mobile-phone subscribers who spend a lot, but some thriftier customers, it turns out, are actually more valuable.
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity and broadstuff
Tim Finin / UMBC ebiquity: Economist on mining social networks
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: News from the Datamining Coalface
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Craigslist Censored: Adult Section Comes Down — Bad news for Craigslist users who like to peruse the [Erotic Services] Adult Services section of their site. It's gone, replaced by a large black and white “censored” logo. — I've reached out to Craigslist for comment and await their reply.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Epicenter, CNET News, USA Today, Digits, EveryJoe, VentureBeat, SFGate and Gawker
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: Craigslist unexpectedly pulls adult services listings
Deena Beasley / Reuters: Craigslist.com blocks access to adult services ads
Evan Hansen / Epicenter: Censored! Craigslist Adult Services Blocked in U.S.
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Craigslist censored: Adult section removed
Byron Acohido / USA Today: Craigslist self-censors controversial Adult Services section
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits: Craigslist Adult Services: “Censored”
Kori Ellis / EveryJoe: Craigslist Adult Services Blocked in U.S.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Caving to censors, Craigslist defiantly takes down its controversial adult services
Benny Evangelista / SFGate: Craiglist's adult services section “Censored”
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Farewell, Craigslist Adult Services Section
Laura June / Engadget:
iOS 4.1 confirmed for September 8th on Apple's UK website — According to Apple's UK website, iOS 4.1 will hit on Wednesday, September 8th. The US website still displays the non-commital “Coming Soon” message, so we'll have to keep our eyes peeled. We're going to go ahead and guess …
Discussion: Mobile Tech Addicts, TiPb, 9 to 5 Mac, Go Rumors, Phones Review and Gizmodo
Patrick Rigby / Mobile Tech Addicts: iOS 4.1 Coming on September 8th
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple.com/uk says iOS 4.1 coming September 8
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Apple iOS 4.1 Firmware Releasing On September 8
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: iOS 4.1 Released On September 8th
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
AirDropper lets people put files into your Dropbox ... without signing up for Dropbox — Given my fondness for Dropbox, I can't believe I didn't find out about AirDropper before today. It solves one of the biggest problems with Dropbox: getting files from friends or clients who don't want to sign up for Dropbox.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Kanye West Loves Twitter, And We Love Twitter For Kanye West's Tweets — You'll forgive me for sneaking in some pop culture in the mix because it's Saturday and all, right? Rapper Kanye West is having a bit of a moment on Twitter the past few hours, apologizing for the Taylor Swift incident …
Joe Brown / Gizmodo: Kanye's “Apology” Tweets: Edited into Letter Form
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
MapRejuice Is SETI@Home on Steroids — Millions of Web surfers have spare computer cycles—why not use browsers to tap them? — Unless a flash ad in one of your open browser tabs has gone rogue, it's likely you've got a few spare processor cycles available on the PC you're using to read this.
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Steve Jobs: iTunes 10 Icon Does Not ‘Suck’ — While winding down from Wednesday's iPod announcements, Apple CEO Steve Jobs appears to have taken some time to respond to an e-mail criticizing the new look of the iTunes icon. — Joshua Kopac, who oversees design work for advertising firm ValuLeads …
Discussion: Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Go Rumors, Macworld, Edible Apple, Cult of Mac, Silicon Alley Insider, MacRumors and GeekSmack, Thanks:chirag_mehta
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Hate The iTunes 10 Icon? Think You Can Do Better?
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: New iTunes 10 Icon Does Not Suck. But It's Irrelevant
Dan Moren / Macworld: Remains of the Day: Justin Long a Mac no longer
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Steve Jobs Defends New iTunes 10 Icon Against Criticism
Paul Paliath / GeekSmack: Steve Jobs defends iTunes 10 icon in email, ‘icongate’ spawns Twitter persona
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ex-Digg Architect Tells Kevin Rose “Keep The Crap Off The Site” — Digg CEO Kevin Rose can't win for losing. — First, he was raked over the coals for overhauling Digg. — Then, in response to some of these complaints, he announced on Twitter that he would add some features back.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Want To Use Gmail Priority Inbox With IMAP? Tough Luck — Curious what Google's Gmail Priority Inbox means for those of us that use an IMAP or POP client like Mac Mail or the Mail function on an iPhone? Well as of yet the feature is not fully enabled on either IMAP or POP-compatible third party …