Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Chrome OS consumer launch pushed to 2011, Google-branded Chromebook could still arrive this year — It's almost time to eat turkey and then jet out to Best Buy to be trampled by mad shoppers. Oh yes, the holiday season is just about here, which according to a few posts we've written …
Discussion: The Register, RCR Unplugged, Newlaunches.com, Go Rumors, Gadgetell, T3.com News, Electronista, I4U News and Liliputing
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Santa fail: No Chrome OS netbook this year
Jon Norris / RCR Unplugged: Chrome OS sort-of delayed
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Google ChromeBook Launching Privately In December?
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Google preparing a self-branded Chrome OS netbook?
Joe Minihane / T3.com News: Google Chrome OS hits the skids
Robert Evans / I4U News: Chrome OS Dogfooding Will Start Soon?
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Google Chrome OS netbooks to ship in 2011
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
For Google, the Browser Does It All — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — When a Google engineer gave top executives computers running the company's new Chrome operating system, Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, tried to hold on to his computer running an older version.
Discussion: Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Apple makes big land purchase in Cupertino — At a time when Apple is adding new workers almost as fast as it sells new iPhones and iPads, the pioneering computer maker has made a 98-acre land purchase that will roughly double the size of its home base in Cupertino.
Discussion: Fortune, IntoMobile, 9 to 5 Mac and Mashable!
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's latest Cupertino land grab
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple buys 98 acres of land in Cupertino, roughly doubling their size in the area
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple buys HP's 100 acre Cupertino campus for around $300M
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple Buys Land, Looks to Expand Operations in Cupertino
Agence France Presse:
Branson launching digital magazine for iPad — SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - British tycoon Richard Branson on Tuesday will unveil a digital magazine tailored for viewing on Apple's popular iPad tablet computers, according to press conference invitations. — Word of Branson's plans to publish …
Discussion: Inquirer, 9 to 5 Mac, SlashGear, Apple Gazette, Techie Buzz, MacStories, The Next Web, Macgasm, Gizmodo, TUAW, Ubergizmo, CrunchGear, MobileBurn.com, Electronista, BrokeController and iClarified
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Branson launches a magazine for Ipad users
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Richard Branson Virgin “Project” iPad magazine in works
Tanner Godarzi / Apple Gazette: ‘Project’ The Next iPad Magazine?
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Richard Branson Launching “Project” A Magazine for iPad
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Sir Richard Branson To Unveil A Magazine App for iPad On Tuesday
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Sir Richard's New iPad Magazine!
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Branson to release iPad-only magazine “Project”
David Quilty / TUAW: Richard Branson launching Project magazine for iPad
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Virgin's All-Digital Magazine To Debut Next Week
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
When iPad 2 Hits, Will iPad 1 Go Cheap Or Extinct? — With iOS 4.2 finally out in the wild, the iPad has effectively been rejuvenated. And there's no question that Apple is going to sell a massive amount of them during the Holiday shopping season. But what comes next? Well, the iPad 2, of course.
Steve Butcher / Sydney Morning Herald:
Teen admits to attacks on federal websites over internet filter — Student with a grudge ... Steve Slayo with his girlfriend Lisa outside court yesterday. — STEVE SLAYO sat glued to his bedroom computer into the early morning hours, stewing over plans by the Communications Minister …
Discussion: Inquirer and The Register
Edward Berridge / Inquirer: Hacktivist admits attacking government websites
John Oates / The Register: Meet the Oz teen behind Operation Titstorm
Captainkrtek / xda-developers:
XDA Exclusive: Gingerbread 2.3 / Nexus S Pictures — Well, we have a little Thanksgiving treat for all of you. Thanks to a source that chooses to remain anonymous, we got exclusive pictures of the elusive Gingerbread! We can now confirm Gingerbread is Android 2.3 and not 3.0.
Discussion: Gizmodo, SlashGear, Engadget, LaptopMemo, Android Community, AndroidGuys, TmoNews, Neowin.net, The Next Web, IntoMobile, MobileCrunch, SlashPhone, Softpedia News, Phones Review, Recombu, Electronista and Ubergizmo
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Hey Look, It's Gingerbread Running On a Samsung Nexus S
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Nexus S Photos Revealed
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Nexus S poses for Mr. Blurrycam, flaunting those signature curves
Stefan Etienne / LaptopMemo: Gingerbread Chilling Out On A Samsung Nexus S
Benjamin Rubenstein / AndroidGuys: Pictures of Gingerbread and the Nexus S Leak... Finally
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Pictures of Nexus S and Gingerbread finally leak
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: More photos of the upcoming Nexus S running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) leak
Simon Chester / MobileCrunch: Nexus S struts its Gingerbread curves for Mr Blurrycam
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Rumor: More Nexus S Leaked Photos, with Android 2.3
Thomas Newton / Recombu: Android 2.3/Gingerbread spied running on a Google Nexus S
David Pogue / New York Times:
The Lessons of 10 Years of Talking Tech — It's a special week in America. All over the country, families are gathering in warmly lighted homes. They're sitting down to fancy feasts at decorated tables. They smile, they pour libations, they raise their glasses.
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
RIAA Misfires, Grazes PCMag.com — How did we end up being the music industry's scapegoat, and what do we think about it. — The music industry has gone off the deep end. Now they want to lay the blame for music piracy on PCMag.com's doorstep. Seriously, over a dozen music industry execs signed …
Discussion: Computerworld, Technologizer, Techdirt, p2pnet, Techie Buzz, paidContent, Billboard.Biz and TorrentFreak
Jared Newman / Technologizer: RIAA: Thou Shalt Not Mention P2P Software
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Who's Who Of Clueless Music Industry Lobbyists Send Angry Letter To Wrong Publisher
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: LimeWire Alternatives Lands PCMag In RIAA Soup
Antony Bruno / Billboard.Biz: Industry Execs Call Out PC Mag For Encouraging Piracy
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
ChangeWave: Apple headed for “most explosive holiday season in its history” — Planned consumer electronics spending is up this year, and Apple is driving much of it — Click to enlarge. Source: ChangeWave Research — Apple (AAPL) is the hero of a survey of 2,812 American consumers released Wednesday …
Discussion: AppleInsider, SAI, 9 to 5 Mac, Daring Fireball and Electronista
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Report predicts “monster holiday season” for Apple
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Are those MacBook Airs popular? Look at this chart!
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7 now has over 15,000 developers and nearly 3,000 apps and games — Microsoft revealed on Tuesday that is now has over 15,000 registered Windows Phone 7 developers. — The amount of Windows Phone developers has increased by around 80% since September.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Inquirer, SlashGear, VentureBeat, RCR Unplugged, Electronista and Recombu
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: A Look At Windows Phone 7 Marketplace's Catalog, App Prices (Distimo Report)
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Microsoft claims it has 15,000 WP7 developers
Jon Norris / RCR Unplugged: Windows Phone 7 has 15,000 devs, 3,000 apps
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
A Friend Request from Diaspora: We Accept, but we're slightly disappointed. — In April of this year, amid massive hell-raising over Facebook's privacy settings, four NYU students thought they could make the online social experience better. — Their idea, Diaspora “aims to be a distributed network …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!, Thanks:chadcat
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Want An iPod Nano Watch? So Does Everyone. …
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Hands-on With Facebook Alternative Diaspora [PICS]
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Just Ahead Of Thanksgiving, Games Take Over The App Store — Frankly, I saw this coming: with all the offers and deals that have started to pop up in the App Store since last week, the rapid arise of games in the App Store charts doesn't come as a surprise at all.
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Facebook Sued by Inventor Behind Priceline.com — Facebook Inc., operator of the world's biggest social-networking website, was sued for patent infringement by a company controlled by Jay S. Walker, a co- inventor of Priceline.com. Walker Digital LLC, accused Palo Alto …
Discussion: The Next Web and Neowin.net
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Facebook sued again, this time for patent infringement by Priceline founder
Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net: Facebook sued by inventor of Priceline.com
James Governor / James Governor's Monkchips:
The iPad: Nice Piece of Glass! Here comes HTML5 — If you have followed RedMonk for any time you'll know that we are strong advocates for open source and open standards. Open ecosystems create more economic and innovation opportunities than closed systems. So far, so Adam Smith.
New York Times:
Netflix's Move Onto the Web Stirs Rivalries — In a matter of months, the movie delivery company Netflix has gone from being the fastest-growing first-class mail customer of the United States Postal Service to the biggest source of streaming Web traffic in North America during peak evening hours.
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Comcast, NBC argue against sharing with Internet TV — Comcast and NBC Universal executives met with senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission this week, urging the agency against conditions to their proposed merger that would require the new company to provide shows and movies to Internet video distributors.
Discussion: GigaOM, Pulse2, Electronista, GTVHub.com and Reuters
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Vid-Biz: Comcast-NBCU, Sony's Qriocity, Fox-Hulu Ads
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Comcast Is Meeting With FCC About Not Sharing Shows With Internet Video Companies
Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com: Will the FCC force Comcast and NBC to unblock Google TV?
Jasmin Melvin / Reuters: FCC mulls Web traffic rules for December meeting
Sam Gustin / Epicenter: FCC Delays Net Neutrality Vote — Again
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Your Internet Driver's License — Back in summer 2008 when we were building Stack Overflow, I chose OpenID logins for reasons documented in Does The World Really Need Yet Another Username and Password: … It always pained me greatly that every rinky-dink website on the entire internet demanded …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Market To Show Content Ratings. Devs: Get Them In Or Be Labeled “Mature” — As Apple CEO Steve Jobs like to point out, the Android Market is great for users who want to find porn. While that may not be exactly true, other Android-based stores are trying to make it true.
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Android Market to require content ratings on apps
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Google introduces content rating for Android market
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Android Market apps get ratings
Scott Bicheno / HEXUS.channel: Published content rating introduced to Android Market
David Valjalo / Edge Online: Android App Ratings To Go Public
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Android Apps to Get Content Ratings
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Content Rating System Coming to Android Market
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Mandatory content rating system coming soon to Android Market
Adam Mills / The Next Web: Content Ratings Coming To The Android Market
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google to Introduce Content Ratings for Android Market Applications
Zach Epstein / BGR:
PlayStation Phone to be unveiled on December 9th? — French gadget enthusiast blog Nowhereelse has reportedly received a copy of an invitation to a mysterious press event early next month. The event, as the invitation states, is supposedly “the most awaited event of the past 10 years.”
Discussion: Electronista, Pulse2, Recombu, Examiner and techeblog.com
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: PlayStation Phone Expected To Be Announced On December 9th
Michael Santo / Examiner: PSP Phone to be unveiled on Dec. 9?
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Jumpin' Meerkats! Ubuntu moving to daily downloads? — Six months is for your dad — Ubuntu is moving away from its established six-month-cycle and potentially to a future where software updates land on a daily basis. — Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth told press recently that a move …
Discussion: Computerworld, Digitizor, Network World, Liliputing, Lifehacker, OStatic blogs and Download Squad
Katherine Noyes / Computerworld: Ubuntu Will Begin Updating Daily, Report Says
Joe Brockmeier / Network World: Ubuntu sticking to six-month development cycle
Susan Linton / OStatic blogs: Ubuntu to Become a Rolling Release
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Future Ubuntu bumps could be a daily occurrence
Dan Whitworth / BBC:
Angry Birds switches from mobiles to games consoles — One of the most successful smartphone games ever is making the switch from mobiles to consoles. — Angry Birds has been downloaded 36 million times by people using Apple's iPhone and the Google Android operating system.
Discussion: TechCrunch, SlashGear, TUAW, MobileTechWorld, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Pulse2, Examiner, Techie Buzz, Guardian, Gizmodo, WMPoweruser.com, Telegraph and ITProPortal
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Angry Birds Day, Dec 11 - Something Big Planned For London
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Angry Birds headed to Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Angry Birds jumping from iPhone, Android to game consoles, report says
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Angry Birds Is Coming To Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii
Michael Santo / Examiner: Angry Birds to swoop onto video gaming consoles
Chinmoy Kanjilal / Techie Buzz: Angry Birds Takes the Reverse Path from Mobile to Consoles
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Angry Birds to launch on games consoles
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Angry Birds For PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii Coming Next Year
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: iPhone game Angry Birds ‘could become movie’
David Jani / ITProPortal: Angry Birds 2 Due In 2011
Toshiba, Vizio Are Said to Unveil Google TV Products in January — Toshiba Corp. and Vizio Inc. plan to release products based on Google Inc.'s TV software, lending support to the Internet search company's efforts to bring the Web to TV screens, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: SlashGear, BlogsDNA, Softpedia News, GTVHub.com and BrokeController
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google TVs from Toshiba and Vizio at CES 2011?
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Toshiba, Vizio To Unveil Google TV Devices @ CES 2011
Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com: Toshiba, Vizio are planning to unveil Google TV products at CES
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Deep Packet Inspection Circles Back for a Second Look — Deep packet inspection, a creepy and invasive targeting technology, is looking to make a comeback, this time armed with opt-in consent and incentives for users. The technology, which involves scanning data packets for information …
Discussion: MediaPost, Pulse2, DSLreports and Voices on All Things Digital, more at Mediagazer »
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: Kindsight Tests ISP-Based Targeting, Won't Name ISPs
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: The Return Of Deep Packet Inspection