Fred / A VC:
Invest In The Mess — There's a front page story in the NY Times today about the hyperactivity in web startupland. They quote from a few posts I've made on this blog and I think Jenna and Evelyn did a nice job with the story. The thing that's clear from reading the story is the hyperactivity …
A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs Of Reinflating
A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs Of Reinflating
Discussion: SAI, msnbc.com and Pitos Blog
Melissa Harris / Chicago Breaking Business:
Sources: Groupon rejects Google's offer; will stay independent — The deal didn't tip after all. Chicago-based Groupon Inc. has eschewed an acquisition offer from Google Inc. and is staying independent, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: BoomTown, Learn to Duck, Wall Street Journal, Mashable!, Chicago Tribune, The Next Web, Runnin' Scared, ITworld.com, Between the Lines Blog, Fortune, V3.co.uk, Softpedia News, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, msnbc.com, DealBook, Chicago Business, Reuters, GigaOM, SAI, paidContent, VentureBeat, VatorNews, NBC Bay Area, Social Medium, Erictric, The Seattle Times, Relevant Results, ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Land, Deal Journal and TechCrunch
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Thanks, but No Thanks: Did Groupon Just Pull a Facebook?
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Groupon Brushes Off Google's $6 Billion Offer
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Groupon to Google: No sale
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Groupon spurns Google: Bad move or brilliant?
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google's Groupon deal is off
Phil Muncaster / V3.co.uk: Groupon rejects Google's $6bn bid
Douglas Macmillan / Bloomberg: Groupon Is Said to Reject Google Offer; Startup Will Decide on IPO in 2011
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business: Groupon board split on Google offer
Steve James / Reuters: Google's bid for Groupon falls through - report
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Groupon Turns Down Google's Takeover Bid
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Groupon-Google Deal Falls Apart
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: The Google-Groupon Deal Is Reportedly Dead
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Groupon spurns Google's paltry $6B offer, makes $2B every year
Faith Merino / VatorNews: No love for Google: Groupon turns down offer
Mike Isaac / Social Medium: Groupon Turns Down Google's $6 Billion Offer
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Groupon Reportedly Rejects Google's $6 Billion Acquisition Offer
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results: Report: Groupon rejects Google's offers
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Groupon Reportedly Rejects Google's $6 Billion Acquisition Offer
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Amazing: Groupon Rejects Google Mega-Offer
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Why Groupon Was Right to Say No to Google
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Did Groupon Just Spurn Google's $6 Billion In Favor Of An IPO?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Groupon Annual Revenues Actually $2 Billion — According to sources close to the situation, Groupon's actual run rate for this year is clocking in at $2 billion in revenue, rather than the widely quoted $500 million. — Who knew hawking spas treatments and stripper pole lessons could be so lucrative?
Discussion: Fortune, Tech Trader Daily, Techie Buzz, Androinica, Examiner, The Blog Herald, Search Engine Journal, TechCrunch, CNNMoney.com, Screenwerk, The Next Web and SAI
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Groupon Rebuffs Google: What Now?
Tehseen Baweja / Techie Buzz: With $2 Billion Annual Revenue, Groupon Says NO To Google
Michael Heller / Androinica: Groupon says “No” to Google's $6 Billion Offer
Michael Santo / Examiner: Groupon turns down Google's $6 billion acquisition offer
James Johnson / The Blog Herald: Groupon Says No Thanks To High Priced Google Buyout
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Confirmed: The Groupon/Google Deal Is Off
Stacy Cowley / CNNMoney.com: Groupon walks away from Google takeover talks - report
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Groupon Says Nyet to Google
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Here's Why Groupon Should Do The Unthinkable And Turn Down Google's $6 Billion
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Director Of Monetization Tim Kendall Steps Down — Tim Kendall, Facebook's Director of Monetization, has left the company. This is particularly noteworthy because Kendall first joined Facebook nearly five years ago, in June 2006. He architected all of the company's early monetization strategies …
Discussion: All Facebook
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Director of Monetization Exits
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
This is the Google Chrome OS netbook keyboard — It's just a Chrome OS sorta day, isn't it? To catch you up here, we told you earlier that Google is planning to announce its own Chrome OS netbook this coming Tuesday, and well, now we're peering at a supposed picture of that very machine's keyboard.
Frank Kobola / Digital Trends: Google hosting Chrome Event December 7, likely unveiling Chrome OS netbook
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Google's Chrome OS netbook coming Dec. 7th
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Google Chrome OS Netbook Launching Tuesday?
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Chrome OS Netbook Set for Dec. 7 Unveiling
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google's ChromeOS kills Caps Lock for Search
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Google Chrome OS Keyboard To Feature Dedicated Search Button
Michael Oryl / MobileBurn.com: Google possibly launching Chrome OS netbook on Tuesday
Adam Mills / The Next Web: Is this a photo of the new Chrome OS netbook keyboard? It has a SEARCH key.
Michael Calore / Epicenter: Chrome Store Possibly Launching Dec. 7
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Google Chrome 8 Stable Addresses 800 Flaws
Zach Epstein / BGR:
RadioShack takes $50 off Apple's iPhone 4 and 3GS — RadioShack announced a limited-time promotion on Friday that offers a $50 discount on Apple's iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS. The promotion applies to brand new devices — not refurbished phones — and there are no tricky terms and conditions to be afraid of.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Gizmodo, Engadget, L.A. Times Tech Blog, App Advice, Phones Review, SlashPhone, everythingiCafe, Go Rumors, Electronista, GigaOM, 9 to 5 Mac, iLounge, Apple Gazette and iClarified
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Radio Shack Is Selling the iPhone 4 for $50 Off
Darren Murph / Engadget: Apple's iPhone 4 (legitimately) on sale for the first time: $50 off at Radio Shack
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: RadioShack offering $50 off iPhone 4; $125 off with trade-in of 3GS
Effie Tjhai / SlashPhone: iPhone 4G and 3GS Get $50 Off By RadioShack
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: RadioShack to Knock $50 Of iPhones
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Buy iPhone 4/3GS From Radio Shack On $50 Discount
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Save Up to $175 on iPhone at RadioShack
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhones $50 off at Radio Shack through December 11
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Radio Shack to offer $50 iPhone discount Dec 4-11?
Tanner Godarzi / Apple Gazette: $50 Off iPhones At Radio Shack
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google's Possible “+1″ iPhone App, Facebook Similarities, And Social “Loop” Groups — Since we broke the news a couple days ago that Google's secret social project, formerly known as “Emerald Sea”, is now being called “Google +1″, we've gotten more confirmation about the naming.
Discussion: Electronista, WebProNews and MediaPost
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google's Social Layer May Be a Toolbar
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: What Could Be Worse Than ‘Google’?
Paul Miller / Engadget:
PlayStation Phone ‘Zeus Z1’ caught on video again, this time you can actually see it (update) — Wow guys, we just spotted a new video of the PlayStation Phone, codenamed Zeus Z1, and this time we get a long, loving look at the entire device — a refreshing contrast to last time's blurry tease.
Discussion: Geekosystem, The Escapist, IntoMobile, Androinica, BGR, Kotaku, The Next Web, Zatz Not Funny!, Destructoid, Startup Meme, VG247, Eurodroid, PhoneArena, Android Police, MobileCrunch, TiPb, AppleInsider, SlashPhone, Mashable!, Fortune, Electronista, MacStories, Phones Review, Go Rumors, Joystiq, LaptopMemo, Mobilized, Digital Trends, techeblog.com and Gizmodo
Tom Goldman / The Escapist: PlayStation Phone Video Emerges on YouTube
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: PlayStation Phone spotted with Android 2.3 Gingerbread [Video]
Michael Heller / Androinica: Clear New Video of PSP Phone
Zach Epstein / BGR: New PlayStation Phone videos show PlayStation app
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Playstation Phone emerges on video again, this time with more Playstation
Samit Sarkar / Destructoid: More evidence of PlayStation Phone in video form (Update)
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: The Sony PlayStation Phone “Zeus Z1″ On Android Gingerbread Hands On [Video]
Nathan Grayson / VG247: Rumor: More PlayStation Phone videos leak out, bare all
Jaroslav Stekl / Android Police: Test Pictures Taken By Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone Show Up On Picasa
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: Playstation Phone “Zeus” In Legit Hands-On Video
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: PlayStation Phone... is an Android app?!
Effie Tjhai / SlashPhone: Zeus PlayStation Phone Hands-On Video
Ben Parr / Mashable!: The PlayStation Phone in Action [VIDEOS]
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Here's the Sony Playstation Android Phone
Cody Fink / MacStories: Marcus, Step Yo Lame Castle Up
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: New PlayStation Phone Video Demo Out
Randy Nelson / Joystiq: PlayStation Phone reportedly caught on (very clear) video
Stefan Etienne / LaptopMemo: PlayStation Phone: This Is As Real As It Gets
Ina Fried / Mobilized: Oops, Was That a PlayStation Phone I Dropped?
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: PlayStation Phone Caught On Video
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Skype Staffing Up For A Big Push To The Cloud — As Skype prepares for an IPO in the next year, the VoIP company has been looking for new ways to expand its business both in terms of revenue and product development. One avenue the company is exploring to bring in more revenue …
Discussion: BGR and VoIP Watch
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Skype gearing up for a huge cloud-based offering?
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Skype's Hiring for Cloud/Voice/Video/Presence
New York Times:
Cables Discuss Vast Hacking by a China That Fears the Web — As China ratcheted up the pressure on Google to censor its Internet searches last year, the American Embassy sent a secret cable to Washington detailing why top Chinese leaders had become so obsessed with the Internet search company: they were Googling themselves.
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
PayPal Cuts WikiLeaks' Access to Funds Amid Global Scrutiny — Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — PayPal Inc., the payment processor owned by EBay Inc., cut access today to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.org for violating its acceptable use policy. — PayPal suspended the account after the U.S …
Discussion: The Next Web, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable!, SAI, Go Rumors, The PayPal Blog and Guardian
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: The greater problem of Wikileaks: When innocent sites become the victims
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: PayPal Announces It Will No Longer Handle Wikileaks Donations
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Wikileaks Funding Squeezed - Paypal Blocks Wikileaks' Access
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple patents map-based iPhone radio app — Back in '09 we reported that Apple was working on a Radio app for the iPhone and today Patently Apple reports that Apple has patented a Radio.app. As you can see in the image above the iPhone mockup on the right is displaying your traditional radio app with presets and song info.
Discussion: TiPb and App Advice
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Radial menus, location-based radio, 3D displays - iPhone and iPad patent round up