Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Vendors to debut Chrome-featured smartbooks later in November — Global brand vendors are expected to launch their new generation smartbooks featuring the Google Chrome operating system (OS) later this month (November), while Google also plans to launch its own-brand Chrome notebook …
Discussion: Fortune, Geek.com, Engadget, Fast Company, DailyTech, The Tech Report, Liliputing, SAI, Softpedia News, Gadgetell, Shiny Objects, Pocket-lint, Electronista and Ubergizmo
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: When is that ChromeOS netbook coming? Digitimes: This month!
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: First Chrome OS netbook expected this month, may be Google own-brand hardware
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Google-branded Chrome OS smartbook launching this month?
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Google Chrome netbooks coming this month?
Nick Saint / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Computers Running Google's Chrome OS Are Finally On The Way
Arnold Zafra / Gadgetell: Google Chrome OS notebooks, smartbooks to be launched soon
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Chrome ‘Smartbooks’ About To Make Life Interesting For Intel, Microsoft
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Chrome OS netbooks coming this month?
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Component Makers Whisper That Chrome OS Will Ship In November
Component Makers Whisper That Chrome OS Will Ship In November
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and SlashGear
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Shhh! Chrome OS Releases in November!
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
Oracle Buys eCommerce Software Giant ATG For $1 Billion — ATG, provider of eCommerce software and related on-demand commerce optimization applications, this morning announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Oracle for $6 per share in cash, or approximately $1 billion.
Discussion: eWeek, Bloomberg, Computerworld, Digital Daily, TechEye, CNET News, The Register, SiliconANGLE and Reuters
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Oracle Acquires Art Technology Group for $1 Billion
Katie Hoffmann / Bloomberg: Oracle to Buy Art Technology Group for $1 Billion
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld: Oracle buys Art Technology Group for $1B
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Oracle Buys Art Technology Group for $1 Billion
Jonathan E. Skillings / CNET News: Oracle to buy ATG for $1 billion
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Oracle drops $1bn on Art Technology Group buyout
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE: Oracle Pays $1B for ATG Cash Acquisition
Liana B. Baker / Reuters: Oracle to buy eCommerce software company ATG
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Oracle to Buy ATG. Follows Money to Mobiles.
Oracle to Buy ATG. Follows Money to Mobiles.
Discussion: Mass High Tech, Between the Lines Blog, Business Wire and Mashable!
Galen Moore / Mass High Tech: Oracle to pay $1B for e-commerce pioneer ATG
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Oracle acquires Art Technology Group for $1 billion; eyes e-commerce
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: This Morning's Top Stories in Tech and Social Media
Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Dell plans cloud computing acquisition and tablet PC push — (Reuters) - Dell Inc, the world's No.2 PC maker, will announce an acquisition related to cloud computing on Tuesday, its chief executive said, while ramping up its tablet PC line to compete with rivals such as Apple.
Discussion: SAI, Engadget, I4U News, SiliconANGLE, GottaBeMobile, Deal Journal, PhoneArena, WMPoweruser.com and Electronista
Nick Saint / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Who Is Dell Acquiring Today?
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE: Is Rackspace Dell's Cloud Acquisition?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Michael Dell Says More Dell Tablets Coming
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Dell is Buying Something, But What?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Gold Master To Developers [Update: See What's New!] — Good news folks, Apple just released the pre-final version of iOS 4.2 to members of the Apple developer program. iOS 4.2 Gold Master, or GM as it's called, should be the exact version that Apple will be shipping very soon (hopefully) to the public.
Discussion: blogs.chron.com, Gumball Tech, AppleInsider, MacStories, BGR, IntoMobile, Macworld, MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, O'Grady's PowerPage, I4U News, BlogsDNA, MacDailyNews and Redmond Pie
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple releases iPhone, iPad iOS 4.2 Golden Master to developers
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Releases iOS 4.2 GM Seed
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: iOS 4.2 GM hits Apple's developer center
Will Park / IntoMobile: Apple seeds iOS 4.2 Gold Master to iPhone devs
David Chartier / Macworld: Apple releases iOS 4.2 GM, solicits apps from developers
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Get your iOS 4.2 GM here, now — Our BFFs over at Gumball Tech …
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple releases iOS 4.2 golden master build to developer community
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iOS 4.2 Update goes Gold, Release could be already in one Week
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Brings AirPlay Back To Youtube App With 4.2 GM — Great news: AirPlay is back to the official Youtube app for iPhone and iPad, and AirPlay even got specific controls in the multitasking bar. — When iOS 4.2 Beta 3 came out, we first reported that Apple removed the AirPlay feature in the built-in Youtube app.
Discussion: PC World, App Advice, MacRumors, DailyTech, Gadget Lab, Appletell, RazorianFly and iClarified
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Apple Seeds iOS 4.2 to Developers
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Get iOS 4.2 & Multitasking On Your iPad Now, Here
Mark Kurlyandchik / DailyTech: IOS 4.2 Golden Master Released, iPhones 'Target'-ed
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: iOS 4.2 Goes Gold Master, iPad Gains New Multitask Bar
Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
Apple Increases Tablet Share to 95 Percent as Android Slips — Apple Inc. increased its market share in tablet computers to 95 percent in the third quarter, while Google Inc.'s Android operating system slipped, according to researcher Strategy Analytics. — Global tablet sales rose 26 percent …
Paul Carton / InvestorPlace: Tablet Demand Hurting Netbook Market
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Grabs 95% of Tablet Market as Competitors Ramp Up
David Neal / Inquirer: Dell plans to enter the tablet market
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Tablet Market: 95% iPad, 5% Everyone Else
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal: Apple Takes 95% of Tablet Market
Neil Mawston / Strategy Analytics: Global Tablet Vendor Market Share: Q3 2010
Mary Lennighan / Total Telecom: Apple extends lead in tablet space in Q3
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Survey Says: Apple Has 95% of Tablet Market. Well, Duh.
Tarmo Virki / Reuters: Apple has 95 percent of tablet market: Strategy Analytics
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Apple takes market share for tablets
David Neal / V3.co.uk: Apple leaves rival tablet makers far behind
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Apple, Google Are Sniffing Around Mobile Payments Startup BOKU — Both Apple and Google are engaged in conversations with mobile payments startup BOKU about a potential acquisition or a wide-reaching partnership at the very least, we've heard from people familiar with the talks, which are ongoing.
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple eying acquisition of mobile payment firm Boku
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: New Startup Seeks to Turn Your Mobile Phone into a Wallet Replacement
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Back to the “iWallet”, Apple Allegedly Considering A BOKU Acquisition
Brian Tufo / TiPb: Are Apple and Google both trying to acquire BOKU?
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Google in Talks to Acquire Boku for Mobile Payments?
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Google-Apple in Bidding War for Boku?
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Apple and Google wooing BOKU?
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple's $52 Billion Piggybank Disappoints Investors — Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc.'s piggybank, stuffed with $51 billion in cash and investments, is earning a lower return than a typical U.S. savings account. Some investors say Steve Jobs should put that money to better use.
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: Apple investors raise concerns over finance strategy
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
SCVNGR Goes Global and Becomes the First Service to Use Google's Places API — SCVNGR is a location-based service with apps for the iPhone and Android that wants to add a “game layer on top of the world.” Starting today, the company is getting closer to this goal, as it is going international and expanding to about 80 new countries.
Discussion: CNN, Search Engine Watch, Mashable!, TechCrunch, Reuters, Softpedia News, BoomTown, Android Phone Fans and Guardian
John D. Sutter / CNN: The modern tech CEO: Barefoot and 21
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: New in Google Search Results: Stores and Types
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: SCVNGR Uses Google's Places Database for Aggressive International Expansion
Tarmo Virki / Reuters: Google-backed startup takes location game global
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: SCVNGR Goes Global (Sort Of!)
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: SCVNGR Goes Global Thanks to Google
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Elevator Pitch: SCVNGR goes global
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple slashes Mac mini prices (in Europe, US follows?) — Apple has cut €100 off of the European price of the Mac mini — the price cut is trans-European, it is also available at the UK store. — The Mac mini — now equipped with an HDMI port among other delightful features …
Discussion: AppleInsider, The Toybox Blog, MacRumors, Engadget, Softpedia News, RazorianFly and Geek.com
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Apple quietly cuts Mac mini prices in non-US markets
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple cuts Mac Mini price, but not in the U.S.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Skyfire iOS browser approved by Apple, converts Flash video to HTML5 — A new Apple-approved iPhone and iPad mobile browser from a startup company, set to launch this week, converts video from Adobe Flash to HTML5, though it won't work with Hulu. — The new Skyfire browser will be available …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, FierceMobileContent, iLounge, The Next Web, MacStories, RazorianFly and MacDailyNews
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Flash coming to iPhone and iPad - really
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iOS users can watch Flash videos on Thursday via Skyfire
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Skyfire to Bring Flash Video to iOS Devices
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Skyfire will display Flash video on iOS devices
Zee / The Next Web: Browser that lets you play flash videos on the iPhone approved by Apple [TNW Apple]
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Skyfire, Already Approved by Apple, Will Bring Flash Videos …
Arron / RazorianFly: Skyfire Browser Plays Flash Video, Already Approved ... And It Hits This Thursday!
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
iPhone 5 Will Enable Ambitious Remote Computing Program - Source [Exclusive] — We've received a tip about an unexpected application for the NFC chip Apple is expected to build into the iPhone 5. — Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connection technology that would turn …
Discussion: Telegraph, The Register, Fonehome.co.uk, Appolicious Advisor, Newlaunches.com, SlashGear, iPhone Buzz, Electricpig.co.uk, CNET News and Shiny Objects
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Apple iPhone 5 ‘to feature NFC support’
Bill Ray / The Register: iPhone to tap NFC, rumours say
Howard Wolinsky / Appolicious Advisor: Is remote access to apps coming with iPhone 5?
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Apple NFC rumors, iPhone 4 heads to Target, Pogo Stylus for iPhone 4 ships
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: iPhone 5: NFC Mac data sharing incoming?
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Next iPhone to enable remote computing?
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Future iPhone Could Make Any Mac Your Own
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Rumor: iPhone 5 To Turn Any Mac Into Your Own Using NFC
Anatomy of blekko's press launch … After the Wall Street Journal broke our press embargo 5 hours early, someone on Hacker News asked why we were launching the site on a Sunday afternoon. — But if you want to be in the Monday morning press, a writer's story needs to be done and ready by Sunday.
John Furrier / SiliconANGLE: Blekko Slash Search - All Sizzle, No Steak
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Sorry, Blekko Is Doomed
Sorry, Blekko Is Doomed
Discussion: VentureBeat, Guardian and Beyond Search
Charles Arthur / Guardian: New search engine Blekko labels MoneySavingExpert and CompareTheMarket ‘spam’
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Blekko, Curation, and American Searchers
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Tippr Launches White Label Group-Buying Platform — When it comes to group-buying, Groupon is clearly the market's Goliath, with 20 million subscribers, over $160-million in venture financing and a market value of more than $1 billion. So how do you compete with that kind of presence?
Cade Metz / The Register:
First official HTML5 tests topped by...Microsoft — Memo to Redmond: CSS ain't HTML — The Worldwide Web Consortium has released the results of its first HTML5 conformance tests, and according to this initial rundown, the browser that most closely adheres to the latest set of web standards is...Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Black Web 2.0, TechSpot, Beet.TV, Softpedia News, TechEye, Digital Trends, Web Browsers, The Next Web, Neowin.net and Techie Buzz
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: IE9 Outperforms Other Browsers for HTML5 Compliance
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: W3C reveals first HTML5 conformance tests, IE9 surprises
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Adobe's Flash Has Bridge to HTML5 with New Conversion Tool
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Microsoft is the HTML5 champion
Vygantas Lipskas / Web Browsers: Official HTML5 Test Suite Results
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Internet Explorer 9 just beat everyone in HTML5 compliance [TNW Microsoft]
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Internet Explorer 9 tops first HTML5 conformance test
Manan Kakkar / Techie Buzz: IE9 Tops HTML5 Conformance Tests By W3C
Mobile Snapshot: Smartphones Now 28% of U.S. Cellphone Market — The Nielsen Company today reported that as of the third quarter of 2010, 28 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers now have smartphones, cellphones with operating systems resembling those of computers.
Discussion: Computerworld, Inquirer, SlashGear, DSLreports, FierceDeveloper, Fortune and Androinica
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Android extends its lead over Apple's IOS
Jason Ankeny / FierceDeveloper: Youth movement sparks the Android user explosion
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Smartphone installed base: RIM 30% and fading, iPhone 28%, Android 19%
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Election Badges, Vote by Check-In and Twitter Bubbles — It may not be quite as big a deal as the presidential elections in 2008, when Barack Obama's campaign team used social media and social networks to mobilize supporters and win the White House, but the mid-term state elections happening tomorrow …
Discussion: A VC, CNN, Digits, Techland, IntoMobile, AppScout, MediaMemo, The Apple Core Blog, Foursquare Blog and ReadWriteWeb, more at Mediagazer »
Mark Milian / CNN: (CNN) — “I forgot to vote” won't be a valid excuse for most …
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits: Tech Firms Geek Out The Vote
Michelle Castillo / Techland: Foursquare's “I Voted” May Change Civic Responsibility As We Know It
Terrance Gaines / AppScout: Check-in and Vote to get the Foursquare ‘I Voted’ Badge
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: On Twitter, the Elections Are Almost as Big as iPhone 4
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Navigating election day with your iPhone
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook and Twitter Will Try to Mobilize Millions of Voters Tomorrow
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony confirms PlayStation Phone, sort of — In a maddeningly vague pair of conference calls with analysts, Sony executives seemingly acknowledged last Friday that they were working on products that will address the “light gamer” segment of the mobile gaming market.
Discussion: PC Magazine, Black Web 2.0 and Telegraph
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Sony Seemingly Confirms PlayStation Phone Again
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: Sony breaks silence over ‘PlayStation phone’ rumours
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile:
Meet 8pen, another Android keyboard with a steep learning curve — There are many keyboard replacements available for Android these days, most of which are much better than the stock Android keyboard. We now have a new entrant to add to the mix, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen before.
Discussion: Bits, Gadget Lab, Softpedia News, ThinkMobile, MobileCrunch, Wired.co.uk and Android Phone Fans
Nick Bilton / Bits: If the Keyboard on Your Mobile Phone Is Driving You Crazy, Help May Be on the Way
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab: Hate Touchscreen Typing? Try 8pen's Spiral Gestures
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: The Android On-screen Keyboard So Challenging That Alternative …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: Would you use the 8Pen touchscreen keyboard?
Duncan Geere / Wired.co.uk: The 8pen reinvents text input for touchscreens
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Rebellious Coders Home In on Apple TV Hacks, App Store — Apple calls the Apple TV a “hobby” because it isn't a big seller. But for a bustling community of hackers, jailbreaking and tinkering with the set-top box is the real hobby. — The recent release of the second-generation Apple TV …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Bang! Publishers Say Giant Web Ads Have “Stopping Power” — Bigger really is better! — So say Web publishers who have been running supersized, don't-you-dare-look-away-from- me ads for the past year. — Even better, the ad sellers insist-they have scientific proof to back up their claim.
Discussion: MediaPost, Mediaweek and FM Blog, more at Mediagazer »
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Study: Do Online Ads Work?
Mike Shields / Mediaweek: OPA Ad Study Toys With Respondents' Emotions
John Battelle / FM Blog: Tues. Signal: 1001 Reasons to Read
Ricky / Digitizor:
And So The Exodus Begins - 33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org — We all knew that it would come to this and it has finally happened - 33 developers have left OpenOffice.org to join The Document Foundation, with more expected to leave in the next few days. — The History
Discussion: Ars Technica, PC World, THINQ.co.uk, dev, Computerworld UK's News, OStatic blogs, The H Open Source and Geek.com, Thanks:digitizor
Jeremy Kirk / PC World: More Contributors Leave OpenOffice.org for LibreOffice
Jacqueline Rahemipour / dev: [native-lang] Every end is a new beginning
Susan Linton / OStatic blogs: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Almost Here - Is It the Last?
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: 33 developers quit OpenOffice.org
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
You Can Now Follow The World Series #SFRiot On Twitter, Ustream And Foursquare — The San Francisco Giants won the World Series earlier this evening and of course the celebration in San Francisco has at this point devolved into multiple riots, which you can now follow on Twitter through the hashtags #SFRiot and #SFScanner.
Discussion: Mashable!, Epoch Times, Social Medium and The Huffington Post
Caden Pearson / Epoch Times: Giants Win World Series, SF Riots
Mike Isaac / Social Medium: SFRiot: Tweet-mapping the Aftermath of the Giants' World Series Celebration
Bob Muglia / The Silverlight Blog:
PDC and Silverlight — [This blog post is from Bob Muglia, President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft] — Last week, we held our PDC conference on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. We also streamed it online using Silverlight (with both live and on-demand sessions).
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: HTML and Silverlight are Friends with Benefits
Abel Avram / InfoQ: Silverlight Is for the Client, HTML5 for the Web
David Neal / V3.co.uk: Microsoft tries to calm Silverlight fears
Steve Gillmor / The Cloud Blog: Tomorrow Never Knows
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com: On Expectations, PDC, Silverlight, and HTML 5
Jeremy Likness / C#er : IMage: Silverlight and HTML5: Microsoft's Official Stance
Tom Warren / winrumors: Steve Ballmer's thoughts on PDC and Silverlight
Delicategenius / Delicate Genius Blog: The Silverlight “Vs” Myth
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Microsoft's Bob Muglia Responds to Silverlight Windows Phone Focus Comments
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Microsoft stresses its commitment to Silverlight
Andrew Rassweiler / iSuppli:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Carries $205 Bill of Materials, iSuppli Teardown Reveals — With its new Galaxy Tab GT-P1000, Samsung Electronics has developed a product with features and component costs that position it as a large-scale smart phone, rather than as a true competitor to Apple Inc.'s iPad, according to iSuppli Corp.
Discussion: Computerworld, SAI, jkkmobile, Newlaunches.com, Ubergizmo, Liliputing, IntoMobile, Engadget, Inquirer, SlashGear, GottaBeMobile, CrunchGear, PhoneArena and Android Phone Fans
Jared Newman / Computerworld: iSuppli's Galaxy Tab Teardown Finds $205 in Parts
Nick Saint / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: TEARDOWN: What It Looks Like Inside A Samsung Galaxy Tablet
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Samsung Galaxy Tab dissected: don't try this at home
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Samsung Galaxy Tab Parts Cost $205
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Isuppli tears down the Galaxy Tab
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Samsung Galaxy Tab suffers indignity of video teardown
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Samsung Galaxy Tab Gets Dissected and Reviewed All Over
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Galaxy Tab Costs Just Over $200 To Make
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Samsung Galaxy Tab Build Materials Cost $205
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Discussion: eWeek, Internet2Go, Mashable!, Electronista, Marco.org and ThinkMobile
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: BlackBerry PlayBook May Play Runner-Up to Apple iPad: Report
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Apple Owns Global Tablet Market As Galaxy Tab Arrives
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Available in the UK
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Engadget Reviews the Samsung Galaxy Tab: Is the First “Good” …