Brian J. Dunn / Best Buy:
Statement: Reports of notebook, netbook sales declines grossly exaggerated — RICHFIELD, Minn., September 17, 2010 -In a statement today, Brian J. Dunn, CEO, Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), likened recent rumors of a pending decline in notebook and netbook sales to a legendary Mark Twain-ism:
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Best Buy CEO Tries Backtracking From His iPad Eating Laptop Sales Statement
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Best Buy CEO now says iPad remarks were ‘exaggerated’
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Best Buy: iPads not really killing notebook sales
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: IPad: Tonight We Feast on Laptop Flesh! [Updated]
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: iPad stunts laptop notebook PC sales ... and thereby Microsoft's sales
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: Apple iPad Cannibalizing Notebook Sales, Best Buy CEO Says
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: iPad eating into laptop sales
Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal: Retailers Turn to Gadgets
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Best Buy CEO Claims iPad Cannibalizing Notebook Sales By ‘As Much As 50%’ [Updated]
Kevin Schram / Thoughts from the Sidelines: iPad Hurting Notebook Sales By 50%, Says Best Buy CEO [Brian Dunn …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Best Buy CEO: The Reports Of Microsoft's Death Are Grossly Exaggerated... By Me. — All day, the Internet has been erupting with news that the age of notebook and netbooks is over, and the age of tablets — specifically, the iPad, of course — has begun. One of the main catalysts …
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Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Best Buy: reports of the iPad cannibalizing notebook sales are grossly exaggerated
Heather Leonard / Silicon Alley Insider: THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Shares Hit An All Time High
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: Hand-held devices to dominate holiday sales
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Notebook sales growth goes negative. Can we blame the iPad yet?
Notebook sales growth goes negative. Can we blame the iPad yet?
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Analysts dispute talk of iPad's impact on PC sales
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo Australia: Is The Notebook Dying?
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Apple iPad blamed for plunging laptop sales
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Is the Notebook Dying?
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Is the iPad a Notebook Killer?
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Best Buy, Morgan Stanley: iPad cutting into notebook sales
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: iPad hasn't killed the laptop yet, but it will
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Best Buy CEO: iPad cannibalizing laptops big time
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Best Buy CEO: iPad Cut Laptop Sales in Half
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net: Notebook sales negative, but is iPad to blame?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: iPad cannibalizes laptop market, Best Buy notebook sales plummet
Vlad Savov / Engadget: iPad has halved laptop sales, claims Best Buy CEO (update: he meant netbooks)
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Best Buy CEO: iPad cannibalizing laptop sales by 50%
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Best Buy: iPad is cannibalizing sales from laptop PCs by as much as 50%
James Plafke / Geekosystem: Best Buy CEO: iPad Cutting into Laptop Sales by 50%
Brian Caulfield / Velocity: The iPad May Have Just Killed Retail Notebook Sales Growth
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Best Buy: iPad cutting into laptop sales
Mike Halsey / gHacks Technology News: iPad halves laptop sales
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Best Buy CEO: iPad sales cutting into netbooks
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Is the Galaxy Tab a Small iPad or a Bigger Smartphone?
Jared Newman / PC World: Is iPad Killing the Laptop?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Analyst Suggests ‘Tablet Cannibalization’ …
John Oates / The Register: The iPad is killing laptop sales
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Best Buy Chief: iPads Killed Up to 50 Percent of Laptop Sales
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: The Numbers Game Continues to Show iPad Disruption
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: iPad Killing Netbooks, Eating Into Laptop Sales
Steven Mostyn / The Tech Herald Technology News: Cannibalistic iPad devours up to 50 percent of notebook sales
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Best Buy Chief: iPad Cuts Laptop Sales in Half
Kevin Whipps / Apple Gazette: iPad is Kicking Butt and Taking Names
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Best Buy CEO: iPad hammering notebook sales hard
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac: Best Buy CEO: iPad Has Halved Notebook Sales
Matt Grainger / Mobile Entertainment: Best Buy: iPad cannibalising laptop sales
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Best Buy CEO: iPad cannibalizing laptop PC sales
Paidcontent Org / The Huffington Post: Best Buy CEO: iPad Cannibalizing Up To 50 Percent Of Laptop Sales
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Airplay is Apple's ‘Go to Market’ Internet TV strategy — Steve Jobs told the AllThingsD audience a few months ago that the reason no one including Google and Apple have been successful in the TV space is that they lacked a successful ‘Go to market TV strategy’. Apple has that strategy.
Discussion: Daring Fireball, TiPb, NewTeeVee, MacRumors and Technologizer
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Is AirPlay Apple's TV attack on traditional media?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple's Airplay: Surprisingly Important?
With Apple TV, any H.264 Web content can be broadcast over AirPlay to your HDTV
With Apple TV, any H.264 Web content can be broadcast over AirPlay to your HDTV
Discussion: MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Netflix works over AirPlay
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Intel Threatens to Sue Anyone Who Uses HDCP Crack — Intel threatened legal action Friday against anybody who uses its proprietary crypto key — leaked on the internet — to produce hardware that defeats the so-called HDCP technology that limits home recording of digital television and Blu-ray.
Discussion: Pulse2, CrunchGear, CNET News, Gizmodo Australia, Switched, Guardian, VizWorld.com and iClarified
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Intel Is Not Happy About The HDCP Crack Leak
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Intel Promises To “Avail” Itself Of Lawsuit “Remedies” For HDCP Crackers
Elinor Mills / CNET News: HDCP antipiracy leak opens doors for black boxes
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo Australia: HDCP Master Key Is Real, But It Won't Do You Much Good
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Blu-ray security at risk as Intel master key leaks to web
Randall Hand / VizWorld.com: HDCP Master Key Confirmed; Blu-Ray Has Been Cracked
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Apple Finally Lets A Google Voice Application Into The App Store (Again) — Google Voice applications have had a pretty tumultuous history in the App Store. At first, Apple approved them, and the people rejoiced. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, they were pulled, with …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Hallelujah! Google Voice Returns to the iPhone App Store
David W. Martin / Cult of Mac: GV Connect Google Voice App Hits App Store
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Google Voice app (GV Connect) hits the App Store
Josh Helfferich / TUAW: GV Connect app for Google Voice now available
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: A Google Voice app approved for the iPhone!
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Google Voice Apps Return to the iOS App Store
Jordan Kahn / BlogsDNA: GV Connect Google Voice app Available on App Store Now
Skipper Eye / Redmond Pie: Apple Finally Approves Google Voice App for iPhone !
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: GV Connect, a Google Voice app for the iPhone is now available in the App Store
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Google Voice Comes To The iPhone With GV Connect
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google To Distribute Mobile Devices To Businesses For Checkins, Ratings And More — In an effort to compete with services like Facebook, Yelp and Foursquare, Google is preparing to distribute millions of custom mobile devices to small businesses around the U.S., says a source with knowledge of the program.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Crazy Google Burning Hundreds Of Millions To Disrupt Yelp, Foursquare, And Facebook
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
When Web sites and Web apps collide with IE 9: Questions and some answers — “People go to the Web for sites, not the browser, much as they go to their PC for apps, not Windows.” — That's what Microsoft Corporate Vice President Dean Hachamovitch told attendees of Microsoft's Internet Explorer …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, Hardware 2.0 Blog, internetnews.com, Technologizer and jd/adobe
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Readers have spoken: No IE9 on XP is a mistake Microsoft will regret
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: IE9 Won't Support Windows XP
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Unwelcome Return of “Best Viewed With Internet Explorer”
John Dowdell / jd/adobe: “Looks Best in Browser X”
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Cuil Goes Down, And We Hear It's Down For Good — Cuil, the much maligned search engine that at one time had hopes of toppling Google, has gone offline. And from what we hear from former employees, it's not just a temporary outage, it may be done for good.
Discussion: Andy Beard
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Cuil No Longer - Leapfish To Deadpool Next?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Shooting From Carol Bartz's Hip: Apple's iAds Are Just Awful, Which Is Why Yahoo Buys Them! — If you're going to trash the competition in the online advertising business in a widely quoted press interview, it's probably a good idea to check if someone on your staff was, you know, buying up the very product you dissed.
Discussion: eMarketer and Blog Posts, paidContent, ChasNote and The Loop
Noah Elkin / eMarketer and Blog Posts: What Advertisers Think About iAd — Apple's iAd platform launched …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Yahoo Tries To End The Alibaba ‘He Said, She Said’
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Yahoo says Apple's iAd will fail, but they buy them
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Skyhook: Google forced Motorola to drop our location service, delay the Droid X — We figured Skyhook's business interference and patent infringement lawsuits against Google would turn up some dirt, and we didn't have long to wait: the location-services company's complaint flatly alleges …
Discussion: Daring Fireball, MobileContentToday, Gadgetell, Gadget Lab and Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog
Frank McPherson / MobileContentToday: Android Becoming King Of The Hill
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Did Google delay the Droid X by forcing out Skyhook?
Jon Mundy / The Pocket Gamer iPhone gaming podcast:
EA set to throw its weight behind Android — Sees a shift in the smartphone balance — It seems everyone wants a slice of the Android gaming pie all of a sudden. — With OpenFeint bringing its social networking charms (along with 20 games) to the platform, id Software advertising …
Discussion: Gizmodo, IntoMobile and AndroidGuys
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: EA to Support Android Gaming
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: EA: We're going Android, big time!
Ray Walters / AndroidGuys: EA is Ready for Some Android Love
Austin Haugen / Facebook Blog:
A New Movie Experience, Starring You and Your Friends — “Have you seen any good movies recently?” is something I usually ask my friends as I start to make weekend plans. My friends are the most important movie critics to me, and we're constantly exchanging opinions about movies, whether in person or online.
Discussion: PC Magazine, All Facebook, msnbc.com, ReadWriteWeb, SiliconANGLE, Reuters, GigaOM and Inside Facebook
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Facebook Data Added to Rotten Tomatoes Movie Site
Caitlin Fitzsimmons / All Facebook: Rotten Tomatoes Adopts Facebook's Instant Personalization
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: ‘The Social Network’ Facebook movie script now online
Sarwat Jabeen / SiliconANGLE: iBook app Bigger than Facebook & Twitter in UK. …
Zorianna Kit / Reuters: Facebook, Rotten Tomatoes make users movie critics
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Facebook Pushes Ahead With Instant Personalization
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Fly on the wall says Apple made Newsday kill funny iPad ap ad — Report unconfirmed; Apple has yet to respond — Yesterday we were speculating about whether Apple was behind the sudden disappearance from YouTube of a newspaper's funny iPad app ad that depicted a Dad “forgetting” …
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, GottaBeMobile and iClarified
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Viral Newsday iPad-Kills-Fly Ad Gets Pulled - By Apple?
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple squashes Newsday ad like a bug
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Apple Pressures Newsday to Pull iPad Ad That Everyone Loved. Except Apple
Amit Singhal / Wall Street Journal:
Is Google a Monopolist? A Debate — Amit Singhal of Google argues the competition is one click away. Charles Rule, an attorney whose firm represents corporations suing Google, counters that the company commands a share of search advertising in excess of 70%—the threshold for monopoly under the Sherman Act.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: New Microsoft Paid Search Features & More Search News
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
YouTube vs. Fair Use — In YouTube: The Big Copyright Lie, I described my love-hate relationship with YouTube, at least as it existed in way back in the dark ages of 2007. … Today's lesson, then, is be careful what you ask for. — At the time, I just assumed that YouTube would never …
Luis Sigal / Google Mobile Blog:
Search Gmail & Docs with Google Mobile App on BlackBerry — In January we updated Google Mobile App for BlackBerry so it can search your on-device email and contacts. Today we're pleased to announce it can also search the cloud to find items in your Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Docs.
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Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Google App for BlackBerry Updated with Gmail, Docs, and Google Contact Search
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Google Mobile App now searches Gmail, Docs on BlackBerry
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: The Google Mobile App will now search cloud-based items for Blackberry users.
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
T-Mobile Won't Tax Twitter Texts But Will Hike Prices — T-Mobile USA finally divulged a little information on its impending pricing change for text messaging, saying the move affects only the messaging aggregators that serve as a kind of middleman between businesses and carriers.
Discussion: Black Web 2.0, Mobile Marketing Watch and TmoNews
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon discontinuing original Motorola DROID 2, will only carry DROID 2 World Edition? — We've just gotten wind of a vicious little rumor that we wanted to share. We're hearing that Verizon Wireless will be slowly discontinuing the Motorola DROID 2 that it launched last month and will soon …
Discussion: Android Phone Fans and Droid Life
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Verizon to Discontinue Motorola Droid 2 in Favor or Droid 2 World Edition [Rumor]
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Transcript: Twitter's Ev Williams Answers An Hour's Worth Of Questions, On Twitter — Talk about eating your own dogfood! Today, Twitter CEO Evan Williams took questions for an hour on Twitter, about Twitter, replying from his own account. What was he asked?
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Twitter: No Plans to Build Desktop Clients
Evan Hansen / Epicenter: Twitter's Evan Williams Hosts a Twitter Q&A
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Lets You Mark Friend Requests with “Not Now,” then Decide on Them Later — Facebook is adding a new option to how people friend each other, trying to limit unwanted social behavior. — Now, when someone adds you as a friend, you can mark “Not Now,” thereby relegating their request …
Discussion: Mashable!, All Facebook and The Next Web
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Facebook to Change How You Process Friend Requests
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Killing Traditional Friend Rejections
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Facebook adds grey area to friend denials with “Not Now” option
sami ben gharbia:
The Internet Freedom Fallacy and the Arab Digital activism — Introduction — This article focuses on grassroots digital activism in the Arab world and the risks of what seems to be an inevitable collusion with U.S foreign policy and interests. It sums up the most important elements …
Discussion: The Firewall, Net Effect and Slate
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: Global Bloggers Tell Washington (And Google): Hands Off Our Internet Freedom Fight
Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect: How US sanctions made Haystack
Kellex / Droid Life:
Best Buy Expecting Verizon LTE Devices “This Fall” — It looks like Best Buy has been handed some information regarding the release of LTE (4G) devices from Verizon. In fact, they fully expect some to be available “this fall” and have already updated BEAST, their internal activation system, to accommodate these mysterious LTE phones.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Phone Arena, Electronista, Ubergizmo and eWeek
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Best Buy expecting Verizon LTE device this fall?