Chris Yeh / delicious blog:
What's Next for Delicious — Many of you have read the news stories about Delicious that began appearing yesterday. We're genuinely sorry to have these stories appear with so little context for our loyal users. While we can't answer each of your questions individually …
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Richi Jennings / Computerworld: No, Yahoo! isn't killing Del.icio.us
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Now Yahoo! Says Delicious Will Live On...Somewhere Else
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Delicious dilemma: Who will buy Yahoo's faded Web 2.0 star?
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Delicious Founder “Not Sure” Yet About Recreating (Or Buying) Delicious
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Delicious to jump ship from Yahoo, not shutter
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: What's Next for Delicious?
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Yahoo Decides Not to Discontinue Delicious After All
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Delicious Is Not Shutting Down, Definitely Looking For Life Outside Yahoo!
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Official: Delicious is NOT Shutting Down
Simon Mackie / GigaOM: 5 Delicious Alternatives — Updated: According to a leaked …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo: Delicious Being Sold, Not Shut Down
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blogcast: Making the transition from Delicious to Evernote
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Delicious Is Not Shutting Down, But Yahoo! Wants To Spin Them Off
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Delicious Says It's Not Shutting Down, but It's Not Staying at Yahoo Either
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 released
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Has Hit Rock Bottom And Is In “Absolute Disarray” — Yahoo has hit rock bottom. They've now, finally, had their layoffs. Those that are left are keeping their resumes fresh and don't expect to stay there over the long term. Everything we hear from employees boils down to this - the company is in “absolute disarray.”
Discussion: GigaOM, CNNMoney.com, MediaPost, SmoothSpan Blog, virtualeconomics, TUAW, SiliconANGLE, Gawker and Geek.com
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Painful or Not, Yahoo is Doing What It Needs To
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com: Yahoo targets Buzz, AltaVista, Delicious for death
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Yahoo To Shutter Technology Driven Divisions Including Delicious
Seamusmccauley / virtualeconomics: Yahoo arrives 24 hours late to its own wake
Tom Foremski / SiliconANGLE: Reports That Yahoo Will Shutter Curation Service Delicious As Curation Gets Hot
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Yahoo! Not Killing Delicious After All
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Yahoo kills social bookmark site Del.icio.us
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Trying To Unload Del.icio.us, Not Shut It Down — Yesterday, a leaked internal Yahoo slide brought us the news that Yahoo will soon be shuttering Del.icio.us, the bookmarking service it bought a few years back. Today, Yahoo has released a statement on the group's blog.
Discussion: digiphile, This is going to be BIG!, SAI, Regular Geek, Lifehacker and ProgrammableWeb
Charlie O'Donnell / This is going to be BIG!: Delicious Closing Leaves a Bad Taste in My Mouth
Rob Diana / Regular Geek: Yahoo Is Totally Missing The Point
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: The Best Alternatives to Delicious
Romin Irani / ProgrammableWeb: Yahoo Kills Delicious, Triggers Massive Backlash
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Can't Dent iTunes — On the day Apple Inc. rolled out the Beatles' catalog on its iTunes Store, Amazon.com Inc. fired back with a digital exclusive of its own: The latest album from rap-rocker Kid Rock—whose music still isn't available on iTunes—for just $3.99.
Discussion: Examiner, MediaPost, TechEye, TUAW, The Tech Report, MacRumors, Yahoo! News, Beyond Search, blogs.chron.com, SlashGear, 9 to 5 Mac, The Next Web, Music Ally, iLounge, hypebot, AppleInsider and MacNN, more at Mediagazer »
Michael Santo / Examiner: iTunes owns nearly 2/3 of online music download sales: report
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Do Amazon Price Cuts Hurt Music Labels?
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye: Apple's iTunes continues to triumph over Amazon in digital music market
Geoff Gasior / The Tech Report: Amazon MP3 sales up, Apple still rules market
Jeffrey Van Camp / Yahoo! News: iTunes has 66 pct of digital music market, Amazon 13 pct
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Price Cutting: An Online Mystery
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Apple dominates US digital music market with 66.2% share
Charles Starrett / iLounge: iTunes holds 66% share of music download market in Q3
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: iTunes Dominance Of Digital Music Growing
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple owns 66% of online music market, Amazon second at 13%
Apple owns 66% of online music market, Amazon second at 13%
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Online Music Market Share: Apple At 66% and Amazon.com At 13%
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Oh Amazon, Why Can't You Be More Like iTunes?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: iTunes Still Dominating Music Market
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Word Lens Translates Words Inside of Images. Yes Really. — Ever been confused at a restaurant in a foreign country and wish you could just scan your menu with your iPhone and get an instant translation? Well as of today you are one step closer thanks to Word Lens from QuestVisual.
Discussion: Examiner, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Yahoo! News, PC World, GigaOM, Ars Technica, MacRumors, Switched, Gadget Lab, Fast Company, msnbc.com, Gizmodo, AOL News, MarketingVOX, TUAW, Techland, TechSpot, VentureBeat, Gadgetell, SAI, IntoMobile, Global Neighbourhoods, App Advice, BGR, Gearlog, mobiputing, TG Daily, Geekosystem, Geek.com, NBC Bay Area, SlashGear, Tnooz, dailywireless.org, Laughing Squid, Pocket-lint, O'Reilly Radar, everythingiCafe, Neowin.net, Daring Fireball, PhoneArena, Big Think, ReadWriteWeb and Neatorama
Michael Santo / Examiner: Word Lens iOS app performs in-image translation
W.J. Hennigan / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Word Lens enables iPhone users to instantly translate Spanish to English
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: iPhone app instantly translates Spanish into English
David Chartier / PC World: Word Lens Translates Text With Your IPhone Camera
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Word Lens: Augmented Reality App Translates Street Signs Instantly
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: Word Lens app translates signs, but ¡cuidado!
Victor Agreda, Jr / TUAW: Word Lens hands-on: Does it really translate text in real-time?
Michelle Castillo / Techland: New App Lets Your Phone Become a Translation Tool
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Word Lens: translate in real time with just your phone's camera
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Word Lens iPhone app combines instant text translation with augmented reality
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Here's The Amazing “Word Lens” iPhone App Everyone Is Talking About This Morning
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Video: Word Lens finally makes augmented reality useful [Instant …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Word Lens uses your smartphone camera to translate text on the fly
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Word Lens: iPhone App of the Year?
Brad Linder / mobiputing: Word Lens for iOS attempts to provide real-time text translation through your camera
Kate Taylor / TG Daily: App translates signs and menus in real time
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: Word Lens Instantly Translates Text Using an iPhone's Camera
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Word Lens translates text using the iPhone camera in real-time
Scott Budman / NBC Bay Area: New Translation App? Eso Es Increible!
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Word Lens, a new app for the iPhone, looks at any printed text through …
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: VIDEO: Word Lens - the instant iPhone translator
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar: Video pick: A real-time translating app
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: New iPhone app translates words in real-time
Maria Popova / Big Think: Word Lens: Real-Time Translation via Augmented Reality
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Amazing Instant Translation App Looks Great in Video
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Word Lens augmented reality app instantly translates whatever you point it at
Word Lens augmented reality app instantly translates whatever you point it at
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo and TUAW
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Word Lens augmented reality translator blows our minds
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Translate Signs and Menus Instantly Using Word Lens' Crazy-Amazing iPhone App
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Word Lens: an augmented reality language translator for iPhone
Gideon Wald / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
New hacked site notifications in search results — Today we've added a new notification to our search results that helps people know when a site may have been hacked. We've provided notices for malware for years, which also involve a separate warning page.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, MediaMemo, eWeek, Krebs on Security, CNET News and The Official Google Blog
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Adds Site Hacked Notifications To Search Results
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Careful Where You Click! Google Flags Hacked Sites
Brian Prince / eWeek: Google Adds Hacked Site Alarm for Search Results
Elinor Mills / CNET News: Google search results warn of compromised sites
Om Malik / GigaOM:
RIM In Talks To Buy Gist — RIM, the company behind the iconic mobile-messaging platform BlackBerry, is said to be in talks to acquire Seattle-based startup Gist, according to industry sources. While the deal is said to be nearly done, there is always a fair chance that the two parties might not come to an agreement.
Discussion: VentureBeat, SocialTimes.com, mocoNews, IntoMobile, FierceMobileContent, Know Your Cell, Electronista, TechFlash and Xconomy
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Will RIM buy social data aggregator Gist to strengthen its hold …
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com: What Would RIM Gain From Acquiring Gist's Contact-Aggregator Service?
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Report: RIM Said To Be Buying Business Contact Organizer Gist
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: RIM to Buy Gist Contact Management Next?
Jason Cipriani / Know Your Cell: RIM rumored to be in talks with Gist regarding acquisition
Luke Timmerman / Xconomy: Report: RIM to Buy Gist
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Rupert Murdoch's “Daily” iPad Newspaper Set for January Launch — Want to get a gander at “the Daily,” Rupert Murdoch's much-discussed but still sorta-secret iPad newspaper? Wait a month. — News Corp. plans to launch the publication the week of January 17, multiple sources tell me.
Discussion: App Advice, Digital Trends, MacRumors, MediaPost, Fortune, 9 to 5 Mac, The Next Web, MacStories, SlashGear, Macgasm, iGadgetsReport, BGR, Electronista, everythingiCafe, Erictric, Know Your Mobile, TUAW, SAI, Gawker and iClarified, more at Mediagazer »
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Rumor: “The Daily” Coming January 17
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Rumor: The Daily is coming January 17
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: ‘The Daily’ Sets Date
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Rupert Murdoch's The (iPad) Daily gets a launch date - sort of
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad ‘Daily’ Mag to drop Jan 17th
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Rupert Murdoch's iPad Newspaper, “The Daily” Set To Launch January 17th
Federico Viticci / MacStories: The Daily Coming In January with iTunes App Subscriptions?
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Rumor: Murdoch's Daily coming January 17th, what about iPad 2?
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: ‘The Daily’ iPad newspaper to launch in January
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Murdoch's iPad Paper “Daily” Set For January 17?
Eric Calouro / Erictric: iPad's ‘Daily’ Newspaper Arriving on the Week of January 17
Richard Goodwin / Know Your Mobile: Murdoch's The Daily hitting iPad on January 17
Dave Caolo / TUAW: “Daily” iPad newspaper to launch January 17
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Steve Jobs “May Or May Not” Help Rupert Murdoch Launch “The Daily” iPad Newspaper
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Cute Little Magazine Publisher Thinks He's Being Provocative …
Jon Ying / The Dropbox Blog:
Dropbox hits 1.0! — Hey everyone! — We're super excited to announce the new hotness that we've been cooking up for the past few months: Dropbox 1.0! In addition to hundreds (yep, hundreds) of bug fixes, vastly reduced resource usage (think of it as the Prius model of Dropbox) …
Keir Thomas / PC World: Dropbox Makes Cloud Syncing Faster and More Selective
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE: Dropbox: Version 1.0 Enhancing the Personal Cloud
Eric Griffith / AppScout: Dropbox Matures into 1.0, Adds Selective Sync
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Dropbox finally hits version 1.0
Ryan Kim / GigaOM: Dropbox Grows Up With Version 1.0
Adam Dachis / Lifehacker: Dropbox Hits Version 1.0, Brings Big Performance Boosts and Selective Sync
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Dropbox Out of Beta Releases Version 1.0 Adds Selective Syncing of Folders
Mikael Ricknäs / ITworld.com: Dropbox 1.0 arrives with selective sync feature
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Dropbox Releases Version 1.0 With New Features
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget: Dropbox celebrates version 1.0, throws selective sync into the mix
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Dropbox File Sharing Tool Reaches 1.0
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Facebook Stock Sold At $56 Billion Valuation In “Significantly Oversubscribed” Auction — Private shares market Sharespost just sold 165,000 Facebook shares for $25 each. That price implies a $56 billion valuation of Facebook. — In an email to members, Sharespost said that because the auction was …
Discussion: All Facebook and VatorNews
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Soars To $59.4 Billion Valuation
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Facebook valuation skyrockets to $60 billion
Vint Cerf / The Official Google Blog:
Governments shouldn't have a monopoly on Internet governance — The beauty of the Internet is that it's not controlled by any one group. Its governance is bottoms-up—with academics, non-profits, companies and governments all working to improve this technological wonder of the modern world.
Discussion: 901am, Thanks:hornokplease
John Hilvert / iTnews:
UN mulls internet regulation options
UN mulls internet regulation options
Discussion: CNET News, As Seen Through PeriVisioN, p2pnet, the::unwired and TG Daily
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Parents to kids: No Internet for you
As Seen Through PeriVisioN: Review: Testing out the Google Body Browser, tips for viewing on older computers
Starr Keshet / TG Daily: Warning: UN wants to regulate the Internet
Christopher Finke / Less Talk, More Do:
Tapsure: Better password input on mobile devices — Typing passwords on mobile devices sucks. If you have even a reasonably strong password (one that includes letters, numbers, and special characters), it can take more than a few seconds to type it out on a phone's keypad or on-screen keyboard.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Rejects Connecticut Request for Wi-Fi Data — Connecticut's attorney general said Friday his office may take legal action against Google Inc. after the Internet company rejected his request to turn over personal data it collected inadvertently from unsecured wireless networks.
Discussion: CNET News, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Between the Lines Blog, SAI, TechEye, Mercury News, Reuters and Electronista
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google, CT headed for showdown over Street View
W.J. Hennigan / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google refuses Connecticut attorney general's request for data
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Google Fails To Turn Over Privacy Data
C Shanti / TechEye: Google tells Connecticut to get lost, buddy
Mike Swift / Mercury News: Google refuses demand for Street View data
Diane Bartz / Reuters: Google rebuffs Connecticut over Street View request
James Kanter / New York Times:
E.U. Deepens Investigation Into Google — BRUSSELS — European Union authorities have broadened their investigation of Google by accepting two complaints from Germany, one involving a powerful group of newspaper and magazine publishers and the other, a mapping company, officials said on Friday.
Discussion: MediaPost, GigaOM, Post Tech, SiliconANGLE, The Register and Tech Report
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: E.U. Piles On Google
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Google Fights Growing Battle Over “Search Neutrality”
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: The Circuit: Google faces EU, privacy board appointments …
Madalena David / SiliconANGLE: Google Under Deeper Scrutiny in EU for Mispractice
John Moe / Tech Report: EU investigation of Google deepens
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
EU extends Google investigation to news and mapping
EU extends Google investigation to news and mapping
Andrew Miller / Google Mobile Blog:
Under the hood of Google Maps 5.0 for Android — (Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog) — Yesterday we introduced Google Maps 5.0 for Android with two significant new features: 3D interaction and offline reliability. In order to create these features, we rebuilt Maps using vector graphics …
Discussion: Android Phone Fans, SiliconANGLE, Pocket-lint, GT Mobiles, Softpedia News, Search Engine Roundtable and Inquirer
Cherr Aira Quintana / SiliconANGLE: Google Pushes Local Maps Integration, Bing Releases Promising Paradigms
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint: Google Maps 5 explored
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: 3D & Offline Mode Comes To Google Maps on Android
David Neal / Inquirer: Google re-invents the Maps app
Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
In 500 Billion Words, New Window on Culture — With little fanfare, Google has made a mammoth database culled from nearly 5.2 million digitized books available to the public for free downloads and online searches, opening a new landscape of possibilities for research and education in the humanities.
Discussion: Digital Trends, Fortune, Googling Google Blog, Harvard University Gazette, Computerworld, TechCrunch, Softpedia News, Wall Street Journal, madisonian.net, ArtsBeat, AOL News, Technology Review, CNET News, Download Squad, TG Daily, sciencemag.org, newsfeed.time.com, Data Mining, ITProPortal, ReadWriteWeb, Beyond Search, Google Operating System, L.A. Times Tech Blog and The Atlantic Online, more at Mediagazer »
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: New Google application offers a history on language
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google Ngram tool is a boon for academics
Christopher Dawson / Googling Google Blog: Google launches Body Browser, language database
Kris Snibbe / Harvard University Gazette: Oh, the humanity … Researchers have been tracking the frequency …
Joab Jackson / Computerworld: Google debuts text analysis tools
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: The Fall And Rise Of Twitter In English Literature
Robert Lee Hotz / Wall Street Journal: Word-Wide Web Launches
Patricia Cohen / ArtsBeat: Finding Needles in Google's 500-Billion-Word Haystack
Dana Chivvis / AOL News: ‘Pants’ Up, ‘Trousers’ Down on Google's Ngram Viewer
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Google's Ngram Viewer: A time machine for wordplay
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Google Books now lets you compare word and phrase frequency in 5.2 million books
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Google launches tool tracking cultural trends
Alexandra Silver / newsfeed.time.com: Culturomics: Google Tracks Culture Trends Through Books
Matthew Hurst / Data Mining: Trending Terms in Google's Book Corpus
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: New Visualization Tool from Google With Data From 5.2 Million Digitized Books
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: For You N-Gram Fans
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: The Decline of Man (as a Word)
Panos Ipeirotis / A Computer Scientist …:
Mechanical Turk: Now with 40.92% spam. — At this point, Amazon Mechanical Turk has reached the mainstream. Pretty much everyone knows about the concept. Post small tasks online, pay people cents, and get thousands of micro-tasks completed. — Unfortunately, this resulted in some unfortunate trends.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and SAI
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: 40% of New Mechanical Turkers' Work Requests Are Now For Spamming …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: 40% Of Amazon's Mechanical Turk Is Spam
Newspapers and Magazines Coming to Amazon's Buy Once, Read Everywhere Kindle Apps - Starting with Kindle for Android — All of the features customers love about Kindle newspapers and magazines coming to Kindle for Android, including convenience of automatic overnight delivery of subscriptions …
Discussion: Fast Company, Engadget, GigaOM, mocoNews, TechCrunch, The Next Web, Pocket-lint, IntoMobile, Between the Lines Blog, dailywireless.org, Electronista and PalmAddicts, Thanks:richdemuro
James Kendrick / GigaOM: Kindle for Android Gets Periodicals, In-App Store
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Jon Rubinstein Joins The Board Of Amazon
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Kindle For Android Update Lets Users Buy And Sync 100+ Newspapers, Magazines
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Amazon Introduces “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” …
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Android Kindle app delivers newspapers and magazines
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Amazon names HP's Rubinstein to board, brings periodicals to Android Kindle app
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Kindle for Android, Version 2.0
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Amazon has rolled out a major new version of the Kindle app …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
92 percent of RIM's sales growth came from outside the US — First, a round-up of the quarter's numbers: — 14.2 million devices shipped, sell-through: 12.3 million — expect to ship 14.5 to 15 million units in the next quarter — ASP of approximately $315 — US, UK and Canada are 56% of sales
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: RIM Loses U.S. Share, Gains Worldwide
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: RIM Looks to Distant Shores, Tablets For Growth
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: RIM Beats Estimates Again, But Growth In Core U.S. Market Slows
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Android 2.3 Gingerbread's source code now available — Want to dig through 2.3 and see what all the fuss is about for yourself? Well, you're in luck, because Gingerbread has just hit the Android Open Source Project's repository, which means you can set up your machine to download the code.
Discussion: Inquirer, BGR, Droid Life, MobileWhack.com, Android Phone Fans, Electronista and Know Your Cell
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Google's Nexus S gets rooted on the day of its release
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Android 2.3 source code being pushed to master branch
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack.com: Google Releases Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 Source Code - Hackers, Start Your Engines
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Gingerbread Source Released, Heading to AOSP Now
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: Android 2.3 Gingerbread source code released
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post:
How The World's Technology Juggernaut Lost Its Buzz And Became The ‘Underdog’ — Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently took the stage at a joint press conference alongside another large technology company. He described his partner using a once-unthinkable designation.
Alastair Goldfisher / PE Hub Blog:
Facebook To Make About 15 Talent Acquisitions in 2011 — Next year, look for Facebook to make plenty of small acquisitions to beef up its engineering expertise, like it did with Hot Potato and Drop.io this fall. — That was the message from Michael Brown, corporate development manager at Facebook …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Says it Will Acquire 15 Companies in 2011, Up 2X From 2010
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Google Takes Another Big Step to Retain Employees: Autonomous Business Units — There's a lie that companies and entrepreneurs tell themselves in order to commit to an acquisition. … It usually works for a little while, but big company bureaucracy- whether it's HR, politics or just endless meetings- almost always creeps in.