Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer introduces 7-inch and 10.1-inch Android tablets, shipping April 2011 — Shocker of shockers, folks — Acer's getting into the tablet game, too. With the holidays too close for comfort, the outfit's giving everyone pause that was considering that janky Android tablet on sale for Black Friday.
Discussion: Examiner, Ars Technica, BetaNews, IntoMobile, PC World, Internet2Go, The Toybox Blog, GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, Wall Street Journal, BGR, Eurodroid, Fortune and Electronista
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Acer announces Android and Windows tablets for 2011
Joab Jackson / PC World: Acer Unveils Tablets to Run Windows, Android
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: 600K Units: Galaxy Tab Off to Decent Start
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Acer Announces AMD-Powered Windows 7 Tablet
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Acer Android Tablets Hands-On
Shara Tibken / Wall Street Journal: Acer Jumps Into Tablet Fray
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Acer comes out swinging; 7 and 10-inch Android tablets due in April 2011
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Acer to announce Android 2.2 tablet today in NYC?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer reveals Iconia dual-screen laptop / tablet, Clear.fi cloud-based media sharing system — Here in New York at Acer's Global press event, the company's talking touch. Lots and lots of touch. It'll be introducing a veritable smorgasbord of equipment as the minutes roll on …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Examiner, Laptops and Desktops Blog, Inquirer, TechRadar.com, Crave, CrunchGear, DailyTech, Electronista, Notebooks.com, Pulse2, PC World, Pocket-lint, BrokeController, Geek.com, SlashGear, The Tech Report and Recombu
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Acer's dazzling, dual-screen Iconia laptop
Michael Santo / Examiner: Dual touch screen ICONIA laptop unveiled by Acer (video)
Sean Portnoy / Laptops and Desktops Blog: Double vision: Acer's new Iconia laptop comes with dual touch screens
Rob Coppinger / Inquirer: Acer announces whopping 14-inch dual-screen tablet
Marc Chacksfield / TechRadar.com: Acer Iconia dual touchscreen tablet announced
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Acer Unveils Slick Dual-Screen Tablet/Notebook
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Windows 7 Powered Acer Iconia Is A Dual-Screen Laptop and Tablet
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Acer Iconia dual touchscreen touches down
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Acer Iconia Dual-Screen Laptop Unveiled
Kate Solomon / Recombu: Acer Iconia: Dual-touchscreen tablet with two HD screens
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer reveals 4.8-inch Android smartphone with 1024x480 screen resolution — Acer may be calling this “100 percent smartphone. 100 percent tablet.,” but something just doesn't add up there. That being said, we have to agree that a 1024x480 screen resolution on a 4.8-inch smartphone is downright drool-worthy.
Discussion: Examiner, The Toybox Blog, pocketnow.com, BGR, Android and Me, displayblog, Androinica, GottaBeMobile, DailyTech and MobileWhack.com
Michael Santo / Examiner: Acer to launch 4.8-inch ‘100 percent smartphone, 100 percent tablet’ device
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Acer announces two Honeycomb tablets, one huge smartphone, and their own app store
Lars Aronsson / Androinica: Acer reveals two Android 3.0 tablets, a 4.8-inch smartphone and its own app market
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Acer's 4.8-Inch 100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet Wonder Shows Off Its Own …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Acer Shows Off Stunning 4.8" Android Smartphone
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Beatles Aren't Yesterday, After All: Two Million Songs, 450,000 Albums in a Week — Question every Internet wisenheimer had last week: “Doesn't every Beatles fan already have every Beatles song?” — Answer: Nope. Consumers had room for two million Fab Four songs …
Discussion: Billboard.Biz, Guardian, BGR, SAI, MacRumors Page 2, MacStories, SlashGear, Techie Buzz, Reuters, Geek.com, iLounge, Pulse2, TUAW and MacDailyNews
James Robinson / Guardian: Beatles online albums sales top 450,000
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Sells 2 Million Beatles Songs, 450,000 Albums In One Week
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Beatles In iTunes: 2 Million Songs Sold, 450,000 Album Downloads
Jill Serjeant / Reuters: Beatles sell over 2 million in first week on iTunes
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: 2 million song sales in 7 days prove The Beatles are popular on iTunes
Charles Starrett / iLounge: iTunes: More than 450K Beatles albums sold in first week
Megan Lavey / TUAW: Beatles sell 2 million tracks via iTunes already
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple posts Black Friday sale teaser — In advance of the biggest shopping day of the year, Apple has posted a teaser for a Nov. 26 Black Friday sale on its website, telling customers to come back to the Apple Online Store on Friday for a special “holiday shopping event.”
Discussion: eWeek, Examiner, Computerworld, Pulse2, msnbc.com, App Advice, GigaOM, Gearlog, Softpedia News, MacRumors, TUAW, I4U News, 9 to 5 Mac, SlashGear, Geek.com, The Huffington Post and IntoMobile
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Teases Consumers About Black Friday Deal
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: Find Black Friday sales on your phone, on the go
Josh MacDonald / GigaOM: Black Friday Deals Coming from Apple
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Apple Black Friday Sale Gets Teased
Victor Agreda, Jr / TUAW: Apple teases Black Friday specials but don't expect much
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple Black Friday Sale announced
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple announces Black Friday sale
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple starts teasing its Black Friday sale
James Fee / James Fee GIS Blog:
What Steve Coast's Move to Bing Really Means — OK, sure — there is a rush to blog the news. Steve Coast joined Bing. But leaving it at just that news misses the whole point of what Bing/Microsoft wants and why Steve would go join the Bing Maps team. … MICROSOFT AND OPENSTREETMAP
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Embraces OpenStreetMap, Hires Founder
Bing Embraces OpenStreetMap, Hires Founder
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, SteveC and Bing
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Skyfire Debuts 3.0 for Android: A “Browser for the Social Networking Generation” — Skyfire, the mobile browser that brought Flash video to the iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices, is unveiling version 3.0 for Android today. This latest version of Skyfire, dubbed the “Facebook edition” …
Discussion: VentureBeat, GigaOM, TechCrunch, NetworkEffect, Pulse2, Softpedia News, eWeek, IntoMobile, The Next Web, Mashable! and Electronista
Riley McDermid / VentureBeat: Skyfire launches first mobile browser for “the social networking generation”
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: SkyFire 3.0 For Android Finds A Friend In Facebook
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: Skyfire Launches “Facebook Edition” for Android
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Skyfire 3.0 Hits Android With An Added Social Networking Element
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Skyfire 3.0 for Android Smartphones Integrates Facebook into Browser
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Skyfire intros Facebook browser for Android
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Skyfire for Android gets huge changes. Massively social browsing on the go.
Blake Robinson / Mashable!: Skyfire Launches Android Browser With Deep Facebook Integration
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Alternative Diaspora Launches Their Private Alpha With Some Bet Hedging — We've been tracking the progress of Diaspora, the open-source Facebook alternative, since before the project even started. That's because the idea got so much buzz on the crowdsourced micro-funding site Kickstarter …
Discussion: Mashable!, join diaspora and The Next Web
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: Facebook Alternative Diaspora Releasing Private Alpha Invites
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Diaspora Releases Alpha Invites Today
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga Is “Extremely Pleased” With Playdom/Disney Litigation Settlement — A little over a year ago Zynga sued rival game startup Playdom for, among other things, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of the duty of loyalty, tortious interference with contracts …
Discussion: VentureBeat, paidContent, Gamasutra, Pulse2 and SAI
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Zynga and Playdom settle trade-secret lawsuit
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Zynga And Playdom Settle Their Legal Fight
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Playdom-Disney Settles Litigation With Zynga
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Zynga And Playdom Settle Contentious Lawsuit
Wozniak says he was wrong about Nuance/Apple deal — (Reuters) - Retired Apple Inc co-founder Steve Wozniak said he was “totally wrong” in recently suggesting the iPhone maker had bought speech-recognition software maker Nuance Communications Inc. — Nuance's shares had touched a 2-1/2-year high …
Discussion: Business Wire, TechCrunch, SAI, 9 to 5 Mac, Internet2Go, Nuance, mocoNews, VentureBeat, Pulse2, NBC Bay Area, Xconomy, Mass High Tech, TVDeck.com Blog, Tech Trader Daily and Phones Review
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Apple Acquired Nuance? Five Reasons Why It's Probably Not True
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Wozniak: Whoops! No, Apple Didn't Buy Nuance, I Just Thought I Read That Somewhere
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Whoa! Did Apple buy Voice Recognition company Nuance?
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Rumor: Apple Buying Nuance
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Is Apple Buying Nuance? A Mystery Wrapped In A Wozniak Video
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Did Apple buy voice recognition company Nuance, or is Wozniak off his rocker?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Nuance Is Powering The Voice Recognition Capabilities For Ask.com iPhone App
Rj Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Googleplex? YouTube May Stream Miramax Soon
Wade Roush / Xconomy: Wozniak Sets Blogs Atwitter with Apple-Nuance Remark
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Google Fired an Apple Legend for Leaking Internal Memo — The saga of Randy Wigginton is long and lively. He was employee number six at Apple. A distinguished engineer at PayPal and eBay. And now word out of Google is that he's been fired there for leaking a raise.
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare:
Getting your “baggage” handled by the TSA? Yeah, there's a badge for that — Foursquare's irreverent sense of humor couldn't have come into play at a better time. As millions of travelers prepare for the US's busiest travel weekend of the year, foursquare has released a new badge picking up on America's latest punchline, the TSA.
Dell selling Streak unlocked in US with Android 2.2, 32GB — Dell today began selling an unlocked version of the Streak along with an OS upgrade. The new version, which can now work on T-Mobile or other GSM carriers, is the first in the US to ship with Android 2.2 out of the box.
Discussion: BGR, Newlaunches.com, Pulse2, BlogsDNA, Android Phone Fans, IntoMobile, Fortune and BrokeController, Thanks:chrisleckness
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Dell Starts Selling Unlocked Version of Streak Tablet
Nicholas Tarnowsky / BlogsDNA: Dell Now Selling Streak Tablet With Android 2.2 Unlocked in the US
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Dell Streak Now Shipping with Froyo Unlocked for $579, Available in Red and White
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Dell finally ships Android 2.2 on Streak
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
How Kleiner Perkins Almost Blew Its Best Investment Since Google — The investment that could be Kleiner Perkins' greatest success since Google almost never was. — At the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco last week, KP partner John Doerr said that “Zynga is the largest, most rapidly growing …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Kleiner Perkins Rejected Zynga Twice Before Investing
Chris Dixon / cdixon's posterous:
Bubble or bust? Nobody knows anything … Sequoia Capital is widely (and, in my opinion, correctly) considered to be the best venture capital firm on the planet. Their list of hits include Apple, Oracle, Cisco, Atari, EA, Google, Yahoo, and Paypal (and that's just counting the investments …
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
Microsoft Job Advert Hints at Apps for Xbox — Microsoft is looking to expand its Silverlight web platform to Xbox 360, according to a recent job advertisement placed by the company. — “Silverlight is looking to hire motivated developers with a passion for creating ground breaking …
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechTrends, Kotaku, CNET News and Softpedia News
Pradeepviswav / TechTrends: Silverlight Future Revealed ? ?
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Microsoft Bringing Cross-Platform Apps To The 360?
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Microsoft job posting points to Silverlight on Xbox
Neil Stevens / The Big Blog:
Celebrating 25 million concurrent users — Yesterday we reached a new milestone for peak concurrent users: 25 million people online, on Skype, at the same time. Our software is designed to handle large numbers of concurrent users, with wideband audio and group video calls all flowing smoothly around …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Mashable! and TechSpot
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Skype Hits New Usage Record
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Skype passes 25 million concurrent user milestone
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Yelp Introduces Checkin Offers — Foursquare may have pioneered the idea of rewards and specials associated with checkins, but everyone from Facebook to SCVNGR has followed suit. Today, Yelp joins the fray, giving business owners the ability to add “Check-in Offers” to their venues.
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Check-In Offers Come To Yelp
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Yelp Now Offering Coupons For Mobile Check-Ins
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Yelp Joins Check-In Offer Crowd
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad: Yelp adds check-in offers
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Avail Check-In Offers With Yelp
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Offers are the new check-in — As an early adopter and enthusiast …
Firt / Mobile Web Programming:
Safari on iPhone & iPad 4.2: Accelerometer, WebSockets & better HTML5 support — iOS 4.2 is a free update for every iPhone, iPod or iPad device available now. This new release provides some major changes on HTML5 and W3C future standards support, like WebSockets and Accelerometer support …
Discussion: AppleInsider, ReadWriteWeb, App Advice, Pocket-lint, Erictric, FierceMobileContent, TUAW, SlashGear, Download Squad, Pulse2 and CNET News
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Apple turns mobile Safari browsing upside down
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Apple, News Corp. Could Launch iPad Newspaper on December 9
Michael Gray / TUAW: New HTML5 and web standards support in iOS 4.2
Samuel Gibbs / Download Squad: iOS 4.2 updates Safari with accelerometer API, WebSockets, better HTML5 support
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Safari For iPhone and iPad Now Supports HTML5 Forms
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Apple releasing iOS 4.2 today
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Video Support for AirPlay Is Limited in iOS 4.2
Video Support for AirPlay Is Limited in iOS 4.2
Discussion: SAI, Gizmodo, PC World, everythingiCafe, Apple Gazette, Lifehacker, The Apple Core Blog and Macworld
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Is There A Secret Reason Why Apple Crippled Its Sexy New “AirPlay” Feature?
Ian Paul / PC World: Apple iOS 4.2: The First 24 Hours
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Apple's AirPlay Half-Baked?
Tanner Godarzi / Apple Gazette: iOS 4.1 For AppleTV Adds AirPlay, Voice Over
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: AirPlay video: what works and what doesn't
Jason Snell / Macworld: Hands on with AirPlay for Apple TV
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Testers riled by Microsoft decision to pull Drive Extender storage from ‘Vail,’ ‘Aurora’ servers — In a move that has riled a number of Windows Home Server enthusiasts, Microsoft has announced it is removing its Drive Extender storage technology from the upcoming Windows Home Server 'Vail …
Discussion: The Windows Blog, LiveSide.net, Within Windows, WinRumors and GeekSmack
Michael Leworthy / The Windows Blog: Windows Home Server code name “Vail"- Update
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Microsoft pulls Drive Extender functionality from Windows Home Server “Vail”
Patrick Laughner / GeekSmack: Microsoft pulls Drive Extender from Windows Home Server “Vail”
Kids in the U.S. Eyeing Big-Ticket Tech This Holiday Season — With Black Friday rapidly approaching, parents may want to get up early Friday morning to find deals, as a recent survey shows their kids are eyeing some wallet-stretching electronics this holiday season.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, Hillicon Valley, IGN Gear, Notebooks.com, Crave, Gearlog, Yahoo! News, www.pocketgamer.biz, Eurogamer, The Loop and Gamasutra
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple iPad tops kids' Christmas wish lists in survey
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Nielsen: Kids want iPads for Christmas
Levi Buchanan / IGN Gear: More Kids Want iPads Than Consoles
Xavier Lanier / Notebooks.com: Buying the Kids a Tech Gift on Black Friday? They Probably Want an iPad or Laptop
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog: Nielsen: Kids want iPad for holidays
Hilary Scott / Gearlog: Kids Want iPad Most This Holiday Season
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Nearly 1 in 3 kids want an iPad for the holidays
Peter Cohen / The Loop: iPad, iPod touch top kids' holiday wish lists
Ken Gagne / Computerworld:
Apple-1 goes for $213K in Christie's auction — It was No. 82 of about 200 Apple-1s made — Computerworld - Christie's auction house in London today sold an Apple-1 computer for £133,250, or $213,600. — The lot, which went up for auction at 9:30 a.m. ET today, had an estimated value of between $160,300 and $240,450.
Discussion: Bits, Macworld, Stuff.co.nz, PC Magazine, HeraldSun, Tech Europe and Cult of Mac
Nick Bilton / Bits: Apple Computer Sells for $213,600 at Auction
Ken Gagne / Macworld: Apple I goes for $213K in Christie's auction
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Apple-1 Fetches $213,600 at Auction
Ben Rooney / Tech Europe: First Apple Sells For Record Price
Adam Rosen / Cult of Mac: Apple 1 Sells For $213,600 in Christie's Auction
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Svpply Is a Social Shopping Site With a Funny Name, Good Buzz and a New Funding Round — One thing the first Web boom got right: Amazon, eBay and the other big e-commerce sites that made it really easy to buy stuff on the Internet. — But those sites are efficient places to get the things you know you want.
Discussion: Pulse2, VentureBeat, mokoyfman.com and VatorNews
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Svpply Raises $550,000 In Seed Funding
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Svpply picks up $550K seed for social retail
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Poaching Enterprise Sales Staff From Research in Motion — As evidence of Apple's strong push into the enterprise market for the iPhone, The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription required) that the company has hired at least five key members of Research in Motion's enterprise sales staff over the last year and a half.
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires
Stuart Weinberg / Dow Jones Newswires: Some Former RIM Enterprise Sales Staff Now Call Apple Home
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Blekko Partners Up With Search Engine DuckDuckGo — Blekko, the little search engine that could, has just come off the success of hitting one million search queries day and 30,000 slashtags (human curated search topics like /colleges, /vegan, /blogs) created in it's first week of existence.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Gabriel Weinberg's Blog, Skrentablog, Mashable! and Marksonland
Gabriel Weinberg / Gabriel Weinberg's Blog: DuckDuckGo/blekko search partnership
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Alternative Search Startup Blekko Announces First Partnership
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Is this the Motorola Olympus Tegra 2 smartphone? — A tipster is shopping this device around the tech blog circuit this morning claiming it's the first of two “iPhone killer” Olympus Tegra 2 smartphones from Motorola. At first glance, it looks like a Motorola Defy.
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Is This Motorola's Dual-Core Olympus Phone?
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Leak: Photo: Motorola Olympus: NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered Android monster
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Motorola Olympus Tegra 2 powered smartphone caught in wild
Simon Chester / MobileCrunch: Possible Tegra 2 powered Motorola Olympus spyshots emerge
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Motorola's Tegra 2-Equipped Olympus Slate Caught on Camera?
Michael Heller / Androinica: First Images of Motorola Olympus
Chris Davies / Android Community: Motorola's Tegra 2 Olympus leaks?
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Potential Picture of the Tegra 2-Powered Motorola Olympus
Nicholas Gray / AndroidGuys: Fabled Motorola Olympus Spied
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Motorola Olympus smartphone images surface, but are they real?
Ryan Hamrick / Know Your Cell: Motorola Olympus caught on camera
Kate Solomon / Recombu: Motorola Olympus: Dual-core Gingerbread phone surfaces?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hollywood's Big Hope: Google Shows Up With Suitcase Full of Money. It Could Happen! — Here's a script Hollywood has been pitching for some time: Google comes to town with a checkbook in hand. — It hasn't happened yet, but the longer the company struggles to break into the market for …
Discussion: GigaOM, Fortune, Electronista and SAI, more at Mediagazer »
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Is YouTube Ready to Start Writing Big Hollywood Checks?
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google in talks for rights to Miramax library
Nick Saint / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Google Wants To License Miramax Movies For YouTube — Reports