Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Microsoft to demo new slate PCs, Windows 8 tablet functionality at CES? — The CES 2010 Ballmernote has become something of a black mark for Microsoft — the company's delivered almost nothing in the year after Steve demoed the HP Slate and talked about future Windows 7 Slate PCs …
Discussion: CNET News, Between the Lines Blog and Go Rumors
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: NYT: Windows 8 could make CES appearance
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: New Windows 7 Samsung Gloria Tablet PC To Be Demoed At CES
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Microsoft to Announce New Slates Aimed at the iPad — A decade ago Bill Gates, founder and former chief executive of Microsoft, presented a new class of computing to the world: a tablet PC that offered a fully functional computer with the “intuitive aspects of pencil and paper.”
Discussion: Computerworld, BaltTech, SAI, Download Squad, Telegraph, GMSV, DailyTech, IntoMobile, Liliputing, Between the Lines Blog, AppleInsider, WinRumors, Newlaunches.com, Pocket-lint, PhoneArena, Softpedia News, ReadWriteWeb, I4U News, SlashGear, Inquirer, Appolicious Advisor, WMPoweruser.com, Gadget Lab, netbooknews.com, Technologizer, Edible Apple, MacRumors, The Microsoft Blog, Phones Review, Digital Trends, GottaBeMobile, Electronista, All about Microsoft Blog, Marco.org, ITProPortal, CNET News, The Seattle Times, Neowin.net, TechFlash, The Next Web, CrunchGear, mocoNews, 9 to 5 Mac, VentureBeat, DisplayBlog and Erictric
Joab Jackson / Computerworld: Microsoft may preview Windows 8 at CES
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech: Report: Microsoft to demo new tablets at Consumer Electronics Show
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: No Windows 8 demo at CES in January?
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Can Microsoft play tablet catch-up at CES?
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Steve Ballmer Expected to Show Off New Slates at CES
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Microsoft to unveil iPad rivals at CES 2011?
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Microsoft gearing up to reintroduce iPad competitors running Windows 7
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Microsoft to Unveil Multiple iPad Challengers, With Keyboards & HTML5, Next Month
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: CES 2011 to see new Microsoft Windows Slate Tablets
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Samsung Gloria & Dell tablets to star in Ballmer's CES 2011 Microsoft keynote?
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Microsoft is expected to announce a tablet
Howard Wolinsky / Appolicious Advisor: Microsoft's new slates looking to take a bite out of Apple iPad
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Microsoft to Announce iPad-Challenging Slate Next Month
Peter Cartwright / netbooknews.com: Microsoft to demo slate tablets, Windows 8 at CES 2011?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Ballmer at CES: Windows Slates, Windows 8?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: No Suprise Here: Reports Say Microsoft Will Show Off Slates at CES2011
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Goldman Sachs sees ‘challenging’ 2011 for Microsoft
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Microsoft iPad challengers surfacing in January
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Microsoft seems set to announce another generation of doomed tablets at CES
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Microsoft To Show Off New Tablets, Possibly New Windows At CES
Joseph Tartakoff / mocoNews: Microsoft Will Use CES To Push A Slate Of Slates
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft to announce slates to take on the iPad at CES
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Goldman Sachs: Tablets will hurt Microsoft's growth
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Microsoft Will Reportedly Unveil Several New Tablets at CES 2011
Lars Backstrom / Facebook Blog:
2010 Memology: Top Status Trends of the Year — Natural disasters and human triumphs made their mark in our 2010 list of top trends in status updates, but more than anything else people wanted to spend time with their friends and family. The fastest growing trend was the use …
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Facebook hits us up with its top status trends of 2010
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: Top Facebook status updates 2010: HMU, World Cup, movies
Hayley Tsukayama / Faster Forward: Facebook Memes 2010 — Ready for another top ten list?
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Natural disasters, acronyms and Apple dominate Facebook's top trends of 2010
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Facebook Reveals Top Status Trends of 2010
Paul Butler / Facebook:
Visualizing Friendships — Visualizing data is like photography. Instead of starting with a blank canvas, you manipulate the lens used to present the data from a certain angle. — When the data is the social graph of 500 million people, there are a lot of lenses through which you can view it.
Discussion: GigaOM, The Atlantic Online, Engadget, Digital Trends, Mashable!, Softpedia News, FlowingData, Pluggd.in, TechCrunch, Social Medium, SAI, Geekosystem, Pocket-lint, ReadWriteWeb, All Facebook, Gizmodo, Gawker and broadstuff
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Facebook Draws a Map of the Connected World
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: Picture of the Day: Mapping Facebook Friendships Around the World
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Visualized: Facebook's global reach
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Check out this stunning Facebook world map
Nathan Yau / FlowingData: Facebook worldwide friendships mapped
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Facebook Intern Is Smarter Than You, Creates Data Visualization Of World Friendships
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Check Out This Cool Visualization Of Facebook Users
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Map of the World Drawn Entirely Using Facebook Connections
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Visualizing a World of Facebook Connections
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Friendships Make Visually Stunning Map
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Who Would've Thought That Ten Million Facebook Friendships Could Be So Beautiful?
Max Read / Gawker: The World According to Facebook
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Visualizing Friendships, one level down
Zachary M. Seward / Digits:
The Top 50 Gawker Media Passwords — Readers of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and other Gawker Media sites may be among the savviest on the Web, but the most common password for logging into those sites is embarrassingly easy to guess: “123456.” So is the runner-up: “password.”
Discussion: Coding Horror, Fast Company, Quick Online Tips, Erictric, Wall Street Journal and TechEye
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror: The Dirty Truth About Web Passwords
Eric Calouro / Erictric: Visual: The 50 Most Popular Leaked Gawker Passwords
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: Hackers Hit Gawker Websites
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: Gawker's one million account breach spreads to Twitter
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Google's ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman — New cloud computing OS released by Google is plan to push people into ‘careless computing’, warns free software advocate … Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan “to push people into careless computing” …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Tea & Tech, SlashGear, Technologizer and InformationWeek
John Biggs / TechCrunch: “Careless Computing” And The Cloud: Richard Stallman Warns Against ChromeOS
Parmy Olson / Tea & Tech: Morning Tech Wrap: WikiLeaks, ChromeOS, Microsoft
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google Chrome OS is “careless computing” warns GNU founder
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: More Fun (and Headaches) With Google's Cr-48 Chromebook
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Chrome OS CR-48 Notebook Reviewed
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google, These Aren't Really The Best Answers For Users. They Are The Best Answers For You. — Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal ran an article pointing out how Google is increasingly favoring its own properties, in search results over natural results to outside sites which previously commanded the top spots.
Discussion: Tnooz, The Equity Kicker, Internet Evolution, TechEye, Understanding Google … and MediaPost
Ron Miller / Internet Evolution: Google Search Rankings Questioned
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: Google hits back on favoured search results spat
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search: Google Mobile Instant Suggestions - Search Results Before You Search
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Sites Say Google Not Playing Fair
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Best Buy tells the Nexus S retail story: 8AM online sales, two per customer maximum — Want a Nexus S this Thursday? Yeah, well, welcome to the club, pal — you're not alone, so you're going to want to be armed with the right information to figure out your plan of attack.
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Want a Nexus S from Best Buy this Thursday? Prepare to fight for it
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: Best Buy gives detail for Nexus S launch
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Leaked quantities for Nexus S launch
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Best Buy Details Nexus S Plans for December 16
David / TmoNews: Best Buy Details Nexus S Launch
Arnold Zafra / Gadgetell: Best Buy gives us more important details before the Nexus arrives on Dec. 16
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Nexus S Available on Thursday from Best Buy on First Come First Serve Basis.
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Nexus S launch details released by Best Buy to help you prepare for the big day
Dylan Bailey / Android Community: Best Buy Details Nexus S Launch Plans
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Best Buy gives us more Nexus S launch and pricing details
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: [Update] Best Buy Nexus S Launch Details
Marcus Foster / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice app now supports iPad & iPod Touch — Since we launched Google Voice for iPhone a few weeks ago, we've been hard at work to add a few improvements that didn't make it into the first release. — At the top of the list was adding support for iPod Touch and iPad.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, GottaBeMobile and The Next Web
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Voice Arrives for iPad & iPod Touch...Minus the Voice
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Google Voice Now Available for iPad and iPod Touch
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Chrome, Google Is Moving Towards Deeper Location Integration — It should be pretty clear by now that Google is taking location very seriously. The original launch of Latitude in early 2009 was just a first step. Now they have robust APIs, Google Places, and key executive Marissa Mayer …
Discussion: Google Operating System
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Latitude App for iPhone
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Rising Computer Prices Buck the Trend — Average Prices Rose 6% in November, Industry Reversal Has Some Executives Saying Prices Have Bottomed; No $99 Laptop — For the first time in several years, people shopping for personal computers are doing something new: paying more.
Discussion: Digital Trends
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Computer prices are rising
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
An Interview with Gnosis, the group behind the Gawker hacking — The chances are you already know about the Gawker Media security breach, a network-wide attack that compromised over a million registered accounts across Gawker's web properties. Internal memos were accessed …
Discussion: Globe and Mail, The Firewall, DailyTech, Edible Apple, Geekosystem, PC Magazine, SAI, Elias Bizannes, Financial Times, NBC Bay Area, Duo Security and MacDailyNews, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:jacobdfriedman
Amber MacArthur / Globe and Mail: Lessons from Gawker's password disaster
Daniel Kennedy / The Firewall: Discussing Gawker's Breach With Founder Nick Denton
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: The Gawker Hack and Web Security: The Gnosis Hackers Respond
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Gawker Hack Leads to Twitter ‘Acai’ Spam Attack
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Gawker Hackers Speak!
Joseph Menn / Financial Times: Gawker Media hack exposes emails and passwords
Rj Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Got Gawker? Check Your Post-Hack Passwords
Jon Oberheide / Duo Security: Brief Analysis of the Gawker Password Dump
Jodiolson / Twitter Blog:
Hindsight2010: Ten Most Powerful Tweets — What makes a Tweet powerful? — Every day, we are inspired by people using Twitter in unexpected ways to make the world a better place. Powerful Tweets have impact, relevance and resonance. In just 140 characters, you can change the game …
Discussion: The Next Web, Fast Company and The Huffington Post
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
A Key Figure in the Future of Yahoo — TOKYO — “I shouldn't make a comment on that, ” said Masayoshi Son, the usually voluble serial entrepreneur who is one of the richest men in Japan. “It's too delicate a question. Too sensitive right now.” — We had been chatting for some time on the 26th floor …
Discussion: SAI, NBC Bay Area and GMSV
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Carol Bartz Has A Year To “Shake Up” Yahoo, Or She Loses Her Job
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Quoted: Weighing in on Yahoo's issues
Mark Tran / Guardian:
Julian Assange granted bail over sex crime allegations in Sweden — Founder of WikiLeaks granted bail at Westminster magistrates court after celebrities stood sureties — A British court today granted bail with strict conditions to Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, who faces allegations of rape in Sweden.
Discussion: News: News blog, New York Times, Tea & Tech, Telegraph, AnonOps Communications and Reuters
Matthew Weaver / News: News blog: Julian Assange granted bail: live updates
Parmy Olson / Tea & Tech: Julian Assange Granted Bail
Peter Griffiths / Reuters: UK court frees WikiLeaks' founder Assange on bail
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Nvidia seeing popularity grow in tablet PC market — Nvidia's Tegra 2 platform has recently become a new spotlight in the tablet PC market as most of the tablet PC vendors including Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung Electronics as well as several regional brand vendors in China …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, SlashGear, PhoneArena, Mobilized, Android Phone Fans, Softpedia News, netbooknews.com, AndroidGuys, Electronista and Geek.com
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Samsung Tegra 2 tablet for 2011 tipped
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized: NVIDIA Seen As Big Winner In 2011 Tablets
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Acer, AsusTek, Toshiba, and Samsung all to use Tegra 2 for 2011 Tablet Offerings
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: DigiTimes: Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung to Use Tegra 2 …
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Samsung preparing a Tegra 2 tablet for CES
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon MP3 Arrives for BlackBerry Smartphones — RIM and Amazon have teamed up to launch a new mobile music application for BlackBerry smartphone users: Amazon MP3. The app download, available now from BlackBerry App World, delivers Amazon's catalog of music with over 14 million songs …
Discussion: MediaMemo, BGR, GigaOM, Electronista, IntoMobile, SlashGear, MobileCrunch and Lifehacker
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Rejoice! Download Katy Perry From Amazon To Your BlackBerry Without Waiting!
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: RIM announces Amazon MP3 app for BlackBerry, available now
James Kendrick / GigaOM: Amazon MP3 Hits the BlackBerry
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Amazon Launches BlackBerry MP3 Store
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry released for OTA music downloads
Nicholas Deleon / MobileCrunch: Amazon MP3 App Hits BlackBerry App World
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Amazon MP3 Market Comes to BlackBerry Phones
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Top Google Engineer: Google Instant Has No Brand Bias — “What we do at Google and what we've done for years is to not inject any subjectivity into these algorithms,” says Amit Singhal, Google Fellow and head of the company's search quality, ranking, and algorithm team.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Softpedia News, the Econsultancy blog and John Battelle's Searchblog
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Does Google Instant have a brand bias? Maybe not, but...
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: Google Instant Isn't Opinion, Apparently?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Millennial: Android And iOS In Deadlock Again For Monthly Smartphone Impression Share — Mobile ad network Millennial Media is releasing its monthly data on mobile devices and OS marketshare for November today. Millennial's ads reach 63 million of a total of 77 million mobile web users in the U.S. …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, Computerworld, GigaOM, Electronista, Internet2Go, WinRumors, Fortune and 9 to 5 Mac, Thanks:sidharthdassani
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Android and iOS tie for most smart-phone ad impressions in Millennial Media report
JR Raphael / Computerworld: Win a Droid 2 Global and other Android goodies!
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Millennial: Android Share Even with Apple's
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Android's rapid gains on the iPhone in ad impressions have come to a halt
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Digits:
Japanese Publishers Threaten to Bite Apple — So it turns out that maybe not everyone in Japan loves Apple Inc. — A Japanese consortium of book, e-book, magazine and digital comic publishers issued a stern rebuke of Apple's enforcement of copyrights on its App Store.
Discussion: TorrentFreak, 9 to 5 Mac, Japan Today, AppleInsider and The Next Web
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans:
LG Star (SU660) to Be ‘Optimus 2X’ in Korea, More Videos Uncovered — In a press release (in Korean) concerning the bundling of Italian composer Ennio Morricone's original music (and a few new ringtones and tunes) into the LG Optimus Mach, the South Korean branding of the LG Star (SU660) was revealed.
Discussion: Engadget, PhoneReport v2.0, Android and Me, SlashGear, PhoneArena, Android Community, Unwired View, Fudzilla, pocketnow.com, IntoMobile, MobileBurn.com and Softpedia News
Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0: LG Star SU660 Optimus 2X Gets Previewed
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: LG Star could launch as Optimus 2X to emphasize its dual-core processor
Chris Davies / SlashGear: LG Optimus 2X (aka Korea's LG Star) gets video demos
Chris Davies / Android Community: LG Optimus 2X is Korean LG Star [Video]
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: LG SU660 Optimus 2X (Star) pops up in Korean video
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
NPD data shows Apple on track to sell record 4.3M Macs in Dec. quarter — Apple is on pace to have yet another record breaking quarter for Mac sales, this time crossing the 4 million milestone in a three-month span for the first time ever. — New November domestic sales data from the NPD Group …
Discussion: Electronista and LOOPRumors
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
Yahoo May Cut 5 Percent of Its Staff — Yahoo, the beleaguered Web portal, plans to cut up to 650 jobs as soon as Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. — The layoffs come as Carol A. Bartz, Yahoo's chief executive, tries to reduce costs amid sluggish growth in Yahoo's online advertising business.
Discussion: BoomTown, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, Between the Lines Blog, Softpedia News, Neowin.net, Guardian and SAI
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Yahoo Layoffs of 650 to 700 Employees Set for Tomorrow
Scott Morrison / Wall Street Journal: Yahoo Sets Staff Cutback
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Yahoo may ax 650 jobs tomorrow (report)
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Yahoo to cut 700 more jobs
Henry Blodget / SAI: Yahoo Will Sack 650 To 700 Employees Tuesday
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Gmail Creator Paul Buchheit: Chrome OS Will Perish Or “Merge” With Android — Former Googler, FriendFeed founder and Facebook-er turned investor Paul Buchheit just tweeted this zinger: … Considering his former employer just launched the Chrome OS pilot program last week …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com, Google Watch, Search Engine Land, BGR, Erictric, SAI and Android Phone Fans
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Handicapping the Chome OS-Android “Rivalry”
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Gmail Creator: 'Chrome OS has no purpose that isn't better served by Android'
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Gmail Creator Paul Buchheit Believes Chrome OS Will Be Killed or Merged with Android
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Google Will Kill Chrome OS Next Year, Predicts Gmail Creator Paul Buchheit
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans: GMail Creator: Android Will Kill Chrome OS