The Official Google Blog:
Goodbye to an old friend: 1-800-GOOG-411 — Back in 2007 we launched 1-800-GOOG-411, a voice-powered directory assistance service that connects you quickly to businesses across the U.S. and Canada. On November 12, 2010, we will shut down the service. — GOOG-411 was the first speech …
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Google to Disconnect GOOG-411 Service
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: Google News: John Lennon Video Doodle; GOOG-411 Done; Privacy Complaint
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Google to shutter GOOG-411 directory assistance service
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Google Cuts The Cord On Its Free 411 Service
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Goodbye to GOOG-411 and Biddy-Biddy-Boop
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Google hangs up on Goog-411 to focus on Android
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Google Pulls The Plug On Goog - 411 Service
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Goodbye (and Good Riddance), 1-800-GOOG-411
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Shuts Down 1-800-GOOG-411
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google hanging up on GOOG-411
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Google Shutting Down Directory Services 1-800-GOOG-411
Brandon Boyce / Neowin.net: 1-800-GOOG-411 shutting down in November
Shaun Nichols / V3.co.uk: Google pulls the plug on 411 service
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google To Disconnect GOOG-411
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Still dial 411? Google's free directory assistance option is shutting down
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Google kills its free GOOG-411 service
Yvonne Bell / Search Engine Journal: Google's Pulling the Plug on Directory Assistance Service, GOOG-411
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Google Shuts Down GOOG-411
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
With Verizon on the Horizon, iPhone Users Weigh Leaving AT&T—but There's a Catch — Network quality won't be the only issue for iPhone buyers trying to decide between AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless when the smartphone becomes available to a second U.S. carrier. The technology behind their high-speed networks matters, too.
Discussion: New York Times and TechCrunch
Miguel Helft / New York Times: Apple Plans to Offer IPhone on Verizon
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Uh Oh AT&T, Verizon Getting The Talk+Surf Feature Too — Not That It Really Matters
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple is changing its tune on music subs — Apple is talking with the major record labels about a subscription music service that would give customers unlimited access to songs for a monthly fee, sources told The Post. Apple iTunes boss Eddy Cue was on the phone with music honchos as recently …
Discussion: Computerworld, Engadget, Techdirt, The Mac Observer, Gizmodo, Fast Company, Techland, IntoMobile, VentureBeat, FierceMobileContent, MacRumors, Ars Technica, paidContent:UK, TechFlash, TiPb, iLounge, I4U News, MacStories, GeekSugar, Tech Trader Daily, Cult of Mac, Reuters, SlashGear, TechSpot, Edible Apple, Macsimum News, TUAW, The Register, hypebot, Go Rumors, The Loop and everythingiCafe, more at Mediagazer »
Dan Moren / Computerworld: Remains of the Day: A land Down Under
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Apple Trash Talking Spotify As It Prepares Its Competitor
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple close to subcription iTunes for iPhone, iPad
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple in talks for iTunes music subscriptions, blocks Spotify in the process
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Apple working on music subscriptions again/finally?
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple in talks over music subscription service?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple iTunes Music Streaming Subscriptions Rumors get renewed
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Allegedly Fighting Against A Music Service They Should Learn From
Kristen Hawley / GeekSugar: More Rumored News About Apple's Subscription Music Service
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Apple and Publishers In Talks For $10-$15 Per Month iTunes Subscription Service
Mansi Dutta / Reuters: Apple in talks on fee-based music service: report
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Rumor: Apple music subscription could start at $10/month
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple considering music subscription service?
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Rumor: Apple pursuing iTunes music subscription
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Apple Plots iTunes Music Subscription Service And How To Stop Spotify
Stephaine Larsson / Go Rumors: iTunes Subscription Service For Unlimited Music Access Coming?
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Report: Apple in talks for iTunes music subscriptions
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple Reported To Be Rethinking Music Subscription
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog:
Spotify's Move to U.S. Could Spur iTunes Subscription Service
Spotify's Move to U.S. Could Spur iTunes Subscription Service
Discussion: Computerworld, MediaPost, TechEye and App Advice
Jared Newman / Computerworld: Yawn, Another Subscription iTunes Rumor
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Sources: Spotify's Latest U.S. Debut In Doubt
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Apple says Spotify must not launch in US
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Exclusive: Microsoft to Shutter Massive Inc. — Looks like Microsoft has a Massive failure on its hands. — The software giant will shutter its in-game advertising unit Massive Inc. before the end of this month, according to sources close to the company.
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Microsoft Blog, TechFlash, I4U News, CNET News, MediaMemo, ClickZ, Silicon Alley Insider, VG247, paidContent and The Next Web, Thanks:jasonhiner
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Massive fail for Microsoft in in-game ads?
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft takes Massive hit?
Jordan Cressman / I4U News: Microsoft's In-Game Ad Unit Massive Is Going Under
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Microsoft said to be closing Massive unit
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: Microsoft to Close In-Game Ad Unit Massive
Stephany Nunneley / VG247: Report: Microsoft to close its in-game advert unit Massive Inc.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Microsoft Reportedly Shutting Down Its In-Game Ad Unit Massive
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Big failure: Microsoft reportedly closing down game ad platform Massive Inc.
David Lieberman / USA Today:
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: ‘creepy’ Facebook is biggest rival — ATLANTA — Yahoo (YHOO) shouldn't be such a hard company to figure out. It's one of the oldest and best-known content providers on the Web. Its news, information, entertainment and communications services attract more than 170 million U.S. visitors each month.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, TechCrunch, Adotas, Newsonomics, Search Engine Land, WebProNews, bizjournals, The Next Newsroom Project and BoomTown
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Turmoil at Yahoo puts struggling Internet giant and its CEO in the spotlight
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: Yahoo: Bartz Bashing Continues
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics: News and “People Like That”: Carol Bartz Q & A
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Bartz Labels Facebook Potential Biggest Competitor
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Next Yahoo Challenge: Earnings Triumph or Waterloo?
Amanda Natividad / paidContent:
Charting The Bartz Upheaval
Charting The Bartz Upheaval
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Exclusive Q&A: Google's Andy Rubin Talks Android — SAN FRANCISCO—Androids are marching across the land. Google's Android smartphone OS has been making huge gains in U.S. market share according to recent surveys, with high-profile phones like Motorola's Droid X and Samsung's Galaxy S leading the charge.
Discussion: TiPb, IntoMobile, Fortune, TechCrunch, Electronista, Phone Arena, Android Community, Android Phone Fans, WMPoweruser.com, SiliconANGLE and Engadget
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Android founder says carriers add value, we do a spit take
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Verizon, Google downplay Windows Phone 7
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Android Chief Likely Out Of Breath After Non-Stop Excuses For Carriers In Interview
Dylan Bailey / Android Community: Android Chief weighs in on Windows Phone 7
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Google's Andy Rubin Talks Android, Its Future, and Windows Phone 7
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE: Microsoft Gets Palm License. What's it Mean for Windows Phone 7?
Gartner's 2010 Hype Cycle Special Report Evaluates Maturity of 1,800 Technologies — Hype Cycle Research Provides a Cross-Industry Perspective on Potentially Transformative Technologies — Media tablets, private cloud computing, and 3D flat-panel TVs and displays are some of the technologies …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Computerworld and Between the Lines Blog
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Gartner Hype Cycle 2010: Cloud Computing at the Peak of Inflated Expectations
John P. Mello Jr / Computerworld: 3D TVs At Top of ‘Hype Cycle’
Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
In Defense of Standards, Ethics, and Honest Financial Reporting at Hewlett-Packard … Disclaimer: my business partner, Marc Andreessen, is on the board of directors of Hewlett-Packard. I note that I have no inside information, and this blog post is based purely on published material.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: VC Ben Horowitz Takes Aim at HP Critics (Are You Listening, Larry and Jack?)
Boy Genius Report:
Samsung Galaxy Tab launching November 14th on Sprint for $399? — One of our Sprint sources just messaged us to let us know that the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is set to launch right around November 14. How about pricing? Well, we've also been told the 7-inch tablet will sell …
Discussion: I4U News, SlashGear, MWD Tech News, IntoMobile, Gadget Lab, Gizmodo, PC World, Android Community, Fone Arena, Techie Buzz, Android Phone Fans, eWeek, Technologizer, Phone Arena, Obsessable, AndroidGuys, Fortune, VentureBeat, Androidos.in, Internet2Go, Techland, CrunchGear, Examiner, GottaBeMobile, Softpedia News, Appolicious Advisor, Electronista, techeblog.com, netbooknews.com, Geek.com, Crave, MobileBurn.com, Phones Review, ConceivablyTech and Wall Street Journal, more at Mediagazer »
Jordan Cressman / I4U News: Samsung Galaxy Tab - November 14, $599: Rumor
Chris Davies / SlashGear: “Porn” button on Samsung Galaxy Tab is error not erotica
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Samsung Tablet May Cost $400 with Long-Term Contract
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Sprint to Offer Galaxy Tab November 14th For $400?
Dylan Bailey / Android Community: Sprint Galaxy Tab coming November 14th?
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming from Sprint for $399: BGR
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Apple, the Low Cost Leader?
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: Samsung Galaxy Tab may hit Sprint first in mid-November for $400 …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Samsung Galaxy Tab gets a Sprint price and a US release date?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: NYT, WSJ pin hopes on Samsung's new Galaxy tablet, due out on Sprint Nov. 14
Gaurav Shukla / Androidos.in: Sprint Galaxy Tab pricing revealed - $399 on contract?
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Publishers Hedge with Galaxy Tab, $599 Price May Be Too High
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: BGR: Samsung Galaxy Tab Launching on Sprint Nov 14 Subsidized at $399?
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: New iPhone 4 worry: cracked glass
Sal Cangeloso / Geek.com: Samsung Galaxy Tab hitting Sprint Nov 14 for $399?
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet could cost $399
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech: iPad Will Keep The Edge over Samsung Galaxy Tab
NIC.LY statement regarding the decision to block vb.ly — NIC.ly rules and regulations were set by the local Libyan internet community (in accordance with best practices for ccTLDs) to reflect it's identity and content. It's a bottom up module in which the Community's feedback …
Discussion: Faster Forward, Neowin.net, Ben Metcalfe Blog, The Next Web and TechCrunch
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Who's the master of a .ly domain?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Libyan Domain Registry Shares Its Views On The .ly Hoopla, But Questions Remain
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Time To Think Carefully About Which Country Hosts Your URL Shortener
Time To Think Carefully About Which Country Hosts Your URL Shortener
Discussion: CircleID, The Atlantic Online and Techdirt
Roland LaPlante / CircleID: Reduce the Risk of URL Shorteners to Your Brand With Your Own TLD
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: Libya Shutting Down .ly Domains Without Notice
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
MySpace Unveils New, Artsy Logo — If you've been following the news lately, you've probably realized that logo redesigns are a kind of a big deal. Today at the Warm Gun Design conference in San Francisco, butt of too many design/user experience jokes to mention social networking site MySpace unveils …
Discussion: Warm Gun and The Next Web
Rob Abbott / Warm Gun: Exclusive: MySpace debuts new logo at Warm Gun
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: MySpace has a new logo - it's a “my” plus a space - get it?
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
About this 7-inch Apple iPad — Analyst are predicting that Apple will begin work on its 7-inch iPad very soon. They are wrong. — The fact is, Apple already has a 7-inch iPad. They have had one of the smaller devices since they started making the 9.7-inch iPad that we have now.
Discussion: TiPb, MacRumors, displayblog, Daring Fireball, Erictric, Edible Apple, AppleInsider, Silicon Alley Insider and everythingiCafe
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Has Apple always had a 7-inch iPad?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Jim Dalrymple on the Rumors of a 7-Inch iPad
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Apple Reportedly Developed 7-Inch and 9.7-Inch iPad Models Together
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: 7" iPad Already Done — Just A Question Of Whether Or Not Apple Wants To Release It
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Jim Dalrymple: 7-Inch iPad Already Here
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms Acquisition Of ‘Everything Is The Best’ Assets, Including Plannr — After hounding them left and right, the folks at Google did us a solid and sent us an email confirming their acquisition of “Outlook for hipsters” startup Plannr. — The story is bigger than what we orginally …
Discussion: Erictric, SiliconANGLE and TechFlash
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Confirms Acquisition of Plannr and Its Parent Company
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's M&A Strategy-Maybe Local Commerce Rather Than Content (Hello, Groupon!) — It's no secret in Silicon Valley dealmaking circles that Yahoo has been looking at what insiders have called a “transformative” acquisition to jumpstart the company. — And while many think that has to mean grabbing …
Discussion: MediaPost, The Praized Blog and Silicon Alley Insider
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: As The Web Turns: Will Yahoo Go For Groupon?
Sebastien Provencher / The Praized Blog: Yahoo Looking to Acquire Groupon?
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: 100 Million Reasons Yahoo Would Spend $2 Billion To Buy Groupon
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back — A California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online. The post prompted wide speculation about whether the device was real …
Discussion: Engadget, Techdirt, p2pnet, msnbc.com, DailyTech, Switched, Network World, TG Daily, SlashGear, dailywireless.org, CrunchGear, GMSV, Gawker and [H]ardOCP News/Article Feed
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Guy Finds FBI Tracking Device On Car, Posts Pics Online …
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: FBI busted tracking student, demands GPS spy gear return
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Caught Spying, FBI Asks Student to Return GPS Tracker
Paul McNamara / Network World: Arab-American student finds FBI tracking device on his car
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: FBI tracks California student with outdated spy gear
Chris Davies / SlashGear: FBI demand GPS bug back from tracked US student
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Secret GPS Tracking
John Biggs / CrunchGear: FBI Takes Back Their GPS Tracker
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Quoted: Involuntary location-based services, allegedly courtesy of the FBI
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Don't Post Pictures of an FBI Tracking Device You Find on a Car to the Internet
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Silicon Valley Lacks Vision? Facebook Begs to Differ — Facebook Vice President of Product Chris Cox. Photo by Jon Snyder/Wired.com — Facebook VP and early employee Christopher Cox believes and he's got some words for those who think Facebook and social networking are a waste of time and overvalued.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo BOSS Switching To Paid Model In Early 2011 — The Yahoo Search Blog announced BOSS is switching, as expected, to a paid model. — BOSS which launched in July 2008 has become a favorite of many developers when building their own search engine off of Yahoo's data.
Discussion: Yahoo! Search Blog and Computerworld
Rahul Hampole / Yahoo! Search Blog: Coming Soon - Yahoo! Search BOSS V2: A Paid Service with Web, Images, and News
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Yahoo lays out road map for BOSS
Steven Jiang / CNN:
China blanks Nobel Peace prize searches — Beijing, China (CNN) — With news media across the globe reacting to this year's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, authorities in the winner's homeland are racing to delete his name from all public domains. — Type “Liu Xiaobo” — or “Nobel Peace Prize …
Discussion: The Next Web, Switched, Global Voices in English, Aljazeera and Gawker
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: China netizens calling Nobel Peace Prize “Gunpowder prize” to get around censors
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: China Blocking News of Nobel Winner Liu Xiaobo with Great Firewall
Jillian York / Aljazeera: The peace prize in the digital age
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker: China Blocks Web Searches for Nobel Winner
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft folds Live Labs into Bing; Gary Flake resigns — Microsoft Live Labs is no more. — Microsoft is folding its Live Labs team into Bing, company officials said on October 8. — Almost all of the 70 or so Live Labs members are moving over within the next month.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog and CNET News
Ina Fried / CNET News: Microsoft axes Live Labs; Gary Flake resigns
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Web traffic redirected to China still a mystery — Six months after Web traffic involving popular U.S. sites and e-mail from computers around the globe was re-directed to Chinese servers unnecessarily, Internet watchers are trying to figure out why it happened and how to prevent future mishaps.
Arwa Gunja / The Takeaway:
New Communications Law Mandates Closed Captioning on Internet — Today, President Obama signs into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. For the millions of Americans who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the new law will require all videos first broadcast on television …
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: New Legislation Set to Improve Internet Access for the Disabled