Om Malik / GigaOM:
Behold RockMelt, Browser For The Social Set — Does the world need yet another browser? — Tim Howes and Eric Vishria, think that it does and that is one of the reasons why two-years ago they started Mountain View, Calif.-based RockMelt, raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Andreessen Horowitz …
World, Meet RockMelt — Hello Interwebs! The rumors are true... starting today, we're offering access to an early version of RockMelt, a new browser designed around you and how you use the Web. — RockMelt does more than just navigate Web pages. It makes it easy for you to do the things …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
New browser RockMelt oozes into beta — A look at social sharing on the new RockMelt browser. — Little has been known about stealth start-up RockMelt except that it's a browser, specifically (and yet ambiguously) a “Facebook browser,” and it's backed by browser godfather Marc Andreessen.
Discussion: New York Times and Mercury News
Miguel Helft / New York Times: Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Kinect Hacked? Already?! — Adafruit's $2,000 bounty for an open source Kinect driver hack was only offered up late last week and already someone has allegedly delivered, said Adafruit's Phillip Torrone in an email to us just now. This was inevitable.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Network World, Kotaku, Neowin.net, Winrumors and Techie Buzz
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Microsoft's Kinect gaming control gets hacked already
Ms. Smith / Network World: Hackers Break Microsoft's Kinect Security
Owen Good / Kotaku: Is Kinect Already Hacked?
Tom Warren / Winrumors: Rumor: Kinect hacked to run on Windows 7
Manan Kakkar / Techie Buzz: Xbox Kinect Hacked
New York Times:
The Facebook Skeletons Come Out — AMONG the many firsts in the 2010 elections, it is safe to assume that the following words had never before been uttered about a future member of Congress, “This is a candidate who is probably best known for getting drunk and having sex on television.”
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Amazon to buy Diapers.com for $540 million — A Zappos like purchase for the e-commerce giant. — “What Amazon fears most: Diapers” declared the cover of BusinessWeek earlier this fall. Now it's clear that Amazon didn't fear diapers, it just wanted them for itself.
Discussion: PC Magazine, Reuters, AuctionBytes Blog, Bloomberg, DailyFinance, TechCrunch, San Francisco Chronicle, Kindle Review, TechFlash, Wall Street Journal, SAI, The Next Web and MediaMemo
David Murphy / PC Magazine: Amazon to Buy Diapers.com for $540 Million
Techcrunch / DailyFinance: Amazon to Buy Diapers.com for $540 Million
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Amazon Buys A Lot of Diapers.com For $540 Million
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Report: Amazon to acquire Diapers.com for $540 million
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal: Amazon to Buy Diapers.com Owner Quidsi
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Amazon Plans To Buy Diapers.com for $540 million
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Is Amazon Taking Out Diapers.com?
David / TmoNews:
Dell Venue Pro To Launch Through Microsoft November 8th, Through Dell November 15th — Updated: Updated the post to include the internal image verifying the release dates! — The Dell Venue Pro will be available from Microsoft on November 8th and from Dell on November 15th according …
Discussion: pocketnow.com, IntoMobile, Engadget, Erictric, Product Reviews Net, PhoneNews.com, PhoneArena, WMPoweruser.com and WPCentral.com
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Dell Venue Pro launches November 8th at Microsoft stores …
Eric Calouro / Erictric: Dell Venue Pro Launches Monday at Microsoft Stores, Next Monday on Dell.com
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: T-Mobile Dell Venue Pro Exclusive to Dell and Microsoft Stores
Surur / WMPoweruser.com: Dell Venue Pro to be available from 8th November at Microsoft stores, 15th from Dell
George Ponder / WPCentral.com: Sales date set for the Dell Venue Pro
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
4chan Founder Is Not a Fan of ‘Chubbies’ — This week, 4chan's 22-year-old founder, Christopher Poole (AKA “Moot"), held an extensive Q&A with users of 4chan's /b/ message board. The discussion ranged from technical details, to the rewards of fame, to sex. Lots of sex.
Rene Ritchie / TiPb:
iOS 4.2 on iPhone 3G: Is the performance any better? [video] — How does the 2008 iPhone 3G work with the soon-to-debut iOS 4.2? When iOS 4 first came out back in June it was laggy and non-responsive and generally not a good experience for many iPhone 3G users.
Discussion: App Advice, Shoutpedia, Redmond Pie and MacStories
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Video: iPhone 3G Performance On iOS 4.2
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iOS 4.2 on iPhone 3G: Much Better [Video]
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Chasing Pirates: Inside Microsoft's War Room — AS the sun rose over the mountains circling Los Reyes, a town in the Mexican state of Michoacán, one morning in March 2009, a caravan of more than 300 heavily armed law enforcement agents set out on a raid.
Discussion: Daring Fireball, bijan sabet, Network World and Gizmodo Australia
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Microsoft vs. Software Piracy
Robert Mullins / Network World: Inside Microsoft's anti-piracy campaign
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Oracle cooks up free and premium JVMs — Don't sweat the price. You'll pay in other ways — QCon San Francisco 2010 Oracle will deliver two Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) based on the OpenJDK project - one free and the other paid. — That's according to Tweets pouring thick and fast …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Oracle To Deliver Free and Paid Java Virtual Machines
Jonathan Weber / New York Times:
In Whitman and Fiorina, Candidacies That Did Not Compute — Jonathan Weber writes a column for The Bay Citizen. — The candidates from Silicon Valley lost big in the California elections Tuesday. Meg Whitman, the former eBay chief executive, was trounced in the gubernatorial race despite spending …
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: How Meg Whitman could have won