New York Times:
Google TV Faces Delays Amid Poor Reviews — Google TV has just enacted its first programming cancellation. — The Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas was meant to be the great coming-out party for Google's new software for televisions, which adds Web video and other computer smarts to TV sets.
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: 5 Ways to Save Google TV
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal: Google Delays TV-Set Offerings
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Google regrouping on Google TV; Toshiba, LG to delay products
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Fuzzy picture for Google TV after ‘surprise’ cancellation of CES announcements
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: The Circuit: Prepping for the net neutrality vote, Google TV and bill shock
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Google TV faces delays as CES turns into a no-show for new products
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google TV Sets, Companion Boxes Delayed at CES
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: GoogleTV gets put on hiatus at several manufacturers
Steve Donohue / Light Reading: Google TV Stumbles Out of the Blocks
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Google TV needs more time in the oven, but can content be baked in?
Paul Weston / AndroidGuys: Surprise Delay for Google TV Causes a No-Show at CES
Raven Lovecraft / TG Daily: Google tells TV companies not to mention Google TV
Dean Wilson / TechEye: Google asks TV makers to slow down Google TV
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Google Tells Google TV Hardware Partners to Hold Off Ahead of CES 2011
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Google TV delayed beyond CES because of lousy reviews
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Google tries to delay debut of TVs
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Google TV pulls back on CES plans
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Google Reportedly Asking Google TV Partners To Hold Back Announcements …
Rj Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Google TV Delayed Amid Poor Reviews
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Microsoft To Show Tablets (Again) At CES
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Google delays TV product launch
Parmy Olson / Forbes: Morning Tech Wrap: Google TV, Nokia
Zach Epstein / BGR: Google asks partners to delay Google TV launch
Bernie Arnason / Telecompetitor: Tough Week for OTT Video
Andrew Kameka / Androinica: Google TV devices set to debut at CES delayed for software revision [RUMOR]
Ben Crompton / Pocket-lint: Luke-warm reception forces Google TV delay
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech: Google TV Upgraded And Delayed
Michael Santo / Examiner: Software delays to force some Google TVs ‘off the air’ at CES
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Google TVs Getting Delayed After Bad Reception - Rumor
Tyler Miller / Android Phone Fans: Next Round of GTV Devices Pushed Back
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google TV Going MIA at CES?
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Sony Optimistic About Google TV Despite Setbacks — TOKYO — Sony acknowledged on Monday that reviews of its new Internet-enabled Google TV have been mixed but remained upbeat about its prospects, even as Google asked other TV makers to delay new models until the software can be refined.
Discussion: VatorNews, Engadget, Daring Fireball, Forbes, SlashGear, SAI, TechSpot and FierceIPTV
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Sony confident Google TV will take off
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Sony Claims to Be Optimistic About Google TV
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Google TV partners asked to delay CES announcements
Staska / Unwired View:
Holy crap! Nokia is in talks with Microsoft about Windows Phone devices?! — Holy crap! — I don't believe I'm writing this, especially after publicly ridiculing even idea of such a thing for a year now. But given the source of the info... Here it goes- in his weekly op-ed Mobile …
Discussion: Internet2Go, CNET News, Examiner, VentureBeat, The Next Web, BGR, eWeek, IntoMobile, MobileCrunch, Computerworld, 9 to 5 Mac, Electronista, WinRumors, SAI, SlashGear, Softpedia News, Between the Lines Blog, PhoneArena, Gearlog, ArcticStartup Posts, GottaBeMobile, THINQ.co.uk, WPCentral.com, Smartphones …, GT Mobiles, PhoneReport v2.0, Geek.com, Gizmodo, Phones Review and WMPoweruser.com, Thanks:uvstaska
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Nokia Considering Both Windows Phone OS and Android?
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Report: Nokia eying Microsoft's phone OS
Michael Santo / Examiner: Nokia talking to Microsoft about Windows Phone: report
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: We'll say it again: Nokia's keen on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Murtazin: Nokia to build Windows Phone 7 devices?
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 App Market Off to Healthy Start: Analyst
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Nokia in talks with Microsoft about making Windows Phone handsets …
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Rumor: Nokia To Adopt Windows Phone 7
Daniel Ionescu / Computerworld: Nokia May be Considering Windows 7 Phones
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Nokia and Microsoft seek smartphone alliance?
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Nokia Rumored To Be Joining Forces With Microsoft On New Phones
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Nokia and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7: It could work, but why stop there?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Nokia Looking to Embrace Windows Phone 7 - Rumor
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts: Mobile-Review: Nokia Now In Talks With Microsoft
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Will Windows Phone 7 be Powering Nokia Smartphones?
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com: Nokia to use Windows Phone 7? We're skeptical.
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Would a Nokia Windows Phone 7 device improves sales for either company?
Vidit Kalra / GT Mobiles: Nokia Windows Phone 7 Device Coming in 2011?
Russell Holly / Geek.com: Is Nokia in discussions to use the Windows Phone OS?
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Nokia Building Windows Phone 7 Cellphones? If Not, They Should
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Nokia and Microsoft Looks Like a Desperate Hook Up — Nokia's new leadership under ex-Microsoft executive Stephen Elop has reportedly met with Microsoft to plan a line of Nokia phones that would run the Windows Phone 7 software. This is according to Russian blogger Eldar Mutarzin, a noted tech writer with connections inside Nokia.
Discussion: eWeek, TechFlash, Yahoo! News, Forbes and Pocket-lint
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Nokia, Microsoft Considering Windows Phone 7 Nokia Phones: Reports
Jeffrey Van Camp / Yahoo! News: Nokia talking with Microsoft about Windows Phone 7?
Parmy Olson / Forbes: Nokia Staying Mum On Windows Phone 7 Rumor
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Rumour: Nokia to offer Windows Phone 7 handsets
Max Read / Gawker:
Mark Zuckerberg's Beijing Adventure — Now that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has overthrown the internet and been named Time's “Person of the Year” is there anything left for him to do? Yes: Conquer China, beginning with this weekend's visit to Beijing. — Zuckerberg, who's been learning Mandarin …
Kenneth Tan / Shanghaiist: Spotted: Mark Zuckerberg in Beijing
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Zuckerberg travels to China, learns Mandarin
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart: Mark Zuckerberg Begins China Trip In Beijing, Meets Chinese Search Giant Baidu
Jonathan Watts / Guardian: Is Facebook preparing to hurdle the Great Firewall of China?
David Pierson / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg visits China
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: Zuckerberg's Chinese “holiday”
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net: Facebook could leap the Great Firewall of China
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Two Interesting Signs for Google in 2011
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: Mark Zuckerberg cosies up to Baidu CEO
John Moe / Tech Report: Zuckerberg goes to China
Hayley Tsukayama / Faster Forward: Zuckerberg visits Baidu search engine chief in Beijing
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Facebook Should Be In China, Says Baidu
Facebook Should Be In China, Says Baidu
Discussion: Black Web 2.0
The most reliable (and unreliable) blogging services on the Web — Blogging services have been around for a long time, with pioneers like Blogger paving the way for WordPress.com and more recent arrivals like Tumblr and Posterous. There are millions upon millions of blogs out there, many of them residing on these services.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge, Softpedia News, Network World, louisgray.com, TechCrunch and Blogger Buzz
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: As Downtime Mounts, Tumblr Adds Data Center
Paul McNamara / Network World: Google's Blogger aces uptime test; Tumblr stumbles
David Dalka / TechCrunch:
Dear Facebook, Please Return Our Social Networking Space — The following is a guest post by David Dalka. Dalka is a digital business strategist and keynote speaker who was a member of BlackRock (BLK) during its hyper-growth phase of 80 to 800 people. He is a top ten contributor to CrunchBase …
Discussion: MediaPost Raw, Thanks:jimhedger
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Raw: Rant Of The Year — Digital business strategist David Dalka …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Apple's Cleverest — And Most Annoying — Marketing Gimmick — It's universally acknowledged that Apple is one of the best companies in history when it comes to marketing, and that Steve Jobs is a very detail-oriented man. An example of these two things is a tiny, but great marketing gimmick that Apple uses.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iPhone 4 hits new low of $147 on contract at Sam's Club this week — Radio Shack's $149 price for the 16GB iPhone 4 just got undercut by a whole two bucks. We've been tipped off to Sam's Club now offering the AT&T-locked device for a $147 fee, subject to the usual two-year agreement.
Discussion: TUAW, MobileCrunch, MacRumors, The Toybox Blog, App Advice, AppleInsider, SlashGear, IntoMobile, Tech Trader Daily, Macgasm, BGR, Gearlog, 9 to 5 Mac, everythingiCafe, PalmAddicts, Know Your Cell, Gadgetell, MobileBurn.com, Go Rumors and PhoneArena
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Sam's Club to sell iPhone 4 for $147 until Dec. 25
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: iPhone 4 Hits $147 At Sam's Club
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Sam's Club Offering The iPhone 4 For $147
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Sam's Club Selling iPhone 4 for $147 Until Christmas Day
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple iPhone 4 is $147 this week at Sam's Club
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Sam's Club will be selling the iPhone 4 for $147 until the 25th
Zach Epstein / BGR: iPhone 4 only $147 at Sam's Club; iPhone 3GS is $47
Brian Heater / Gearlog: iPhone 4 $147 at Sam's Club
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone 4 hits new low $147 price at Sam's Club
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: iPhone 4 Headed To Sam's Club For Just $147 This Week?
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Want an iPhone 4 bargain? — [From Eric Mann] Want an iPhone 4 bargain?
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: The iPhone 4 drops to $147 at Sam's Club
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Rumor: Sam's Club to offer iPhone 4 for $147 & iPhone 3GS …
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: Sam's Club may be offering iPhone 4 for $147
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Price Of iPhone 4 At Sam's Club Drops To Under $150
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Facebook Ramps Up Big E-Commerce Drive — The social network is teaming up with startups, vendors, and even giant Internet rivals to turn Facebook pages into online shopping outlets fueled by recommendations from friends who “like” to buy — Facebook is ramping up efforts to entice companies …
Discussion: Inside Facebook, The Equity Kicker, SAI, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Tech Report and MediaPost Raw
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: The Next Big Pot Of Gold For Facebook: E-Commerce
John Moe / Tech Report: Facebook as retailer
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Raw: Facebook Eyes Ecommerce Riches
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Motorola Teases With The New “Buzz” Tablet — CES 2011 is just around the corner and in a rare bit of intelligent marketing Motorola is showing off what appears to be a new tablet, probably called something like “Buzz,” judging by the clever bee flitting around at the end.
Discussion: Engadget, 9 to 5 Mac, Fortune, BGR, MacStories and GottaBeMobile
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Motorola ad teases tablet launch at CES
Andrew Munchbach / BGR: Motorola teases a CES tablet announcement with tantalizing new hype video
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Motorola Teases New Tablet, Calls iPad “A Giant iPhone”
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Motorola Teasing With Some Buzz About Upcoming Tablet
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Targeted TV Ads Set for Takeoff — DirecTV to Pioneer Commercials Keyed to Each Household; Concerns About Privacy, Technology Linger — After years of promises and false starts, TV commercials targeted at individual homes may finally be ready for prime time.
Discussion: paidContent and Company Town, more at Mediagazer »
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent: DirecTV, Starcom In Targeted TV Ad Pact
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘Tron’ …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Best Buy bundling free Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T MiFis with iPads, contract required — Best Buy has just started a offering a new iPad bundle which includes your choice of an AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint MiFi. These MiFis support up to five wireless devices including the iPad.
Discussion: SlashGear, The Toybox Blog, Electronista, App Advice, Gearlog, TUAW, everythingiCafe, PadGadget, IntoMobile, Gadgetell, iGadgetsReport, GottaBeMobile, Examiner, Gizmodo, Engadget and ThinkMobile, Thanks:markgurman
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Best Buy offers iPad buyers a free mobile hotspot (with an agreement, naturally)
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: Best Buy offering iPad with free MiFi bundle
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Best Buy Offering Free MiFi With iPad Purchase
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: iPad plus free mobile hot spot at Best Buy
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Best Buy Handing Out Free Mobile Hotspots With iPads
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Best Buy Offers Free MiFi Card with iPad Purchase
Michael Santo / Examiner: Best Buy offering free 3G hotspots with any wi-fi iPad
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Buy an iPad at Best Buy, Get a Free Mi-Fi
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Best Buy offering free mobile hotspots with iPad purchase
Todd Ogasawara / ThinkMobile: Best Buy Offering Free MiFi Bundled With an iPad. …
Lukas Zinnagl / TechCrunch Europe:
Breaking: eBay acquires brands4friends private sales site for $200 million — Germany's largest fashion club has just been acquired by eBay for a whopping $200 million (€150 million). Although eBay's acquisitions have almost stalled since the failed take-over of Skype, this strategic transaction makes sense.
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News, Business Wire, The Register, paidContent, SiliconANGLE, Softpedia News, The Next Web, VatorNews, Quintura blog, Reuters, TG Daily and silicontap.com
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: eBay inches closer to retail with $200M brands4friends buyout
Lance Whitney / CNET News: eBay slipping into fashion daily-deals site
Joe Fay / The Register: eBay buys into German fashion club
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: EBay Snaps Up brands4friends For $200 Million
Kristina Farrah / SiliconANGLE: eBay to Acquire brands4friends, Its Third Big Buy this Month
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: eBay acquires brands4friends for $200 million
Kate Taylor / TG Daily: EBay buys online fashion site
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage program — Late last week, with absolutely no public announcement, Microsoft quietly retired one cog in its antipiracy machine. — An anonymous tipster informed me on Friday that Microsoft had shut down its Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program as of Thursday, December 16.
Discussion: TechSpot, SlashGear, THINQ.co.uk, WinRumors, Softpedia News, Security Watch, Download Squad, Techie Buzz, Pluggd.in, Lifehacker, Examiner and WinBeta, Thanks:edbott
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage program
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft axes Office Genuine Advantage program
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage program
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Microsoft Quietly Retires Office Genuine Advantage
Samuel Gibbs / Download Squad: Microsoft silently kills off Office Genuine Advantage anti-piracy software
Chinmoy Kanjilal / Techie Buzz: Microsoft Quietly Pulls the Plug on Office Genuine Advantage
Michael Santo / Examiner: Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Tech Revival Lifts Silicon Valley — Firms Hire, Expand as Northern California Region Shows Best Signs of Life in State's Ailing Economy — The revival of Silicon Valley is on display at the juncture of San Jose's North First Street and Highway 237, which for years was largely undeveloped.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Google Poaches Paramount Executive For Content Role — Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has turned to Hollywood to fill out its content team, hiring Malik Ducard, who is currently senior vice president of digital distribution at Viacom-owned film studio Paramount, according to sources.
Discussion: MediaPost Raw
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Raw: Google Nabs Paramount Exec
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Professional Social Network LinkedIn Takes Groups Public — Launched in August of 2009, LinkedIn Groups allows anyone on the professional social network to create a forum around a specific subject or profession where users can comment and share news and information.
Discussion: The LinkedIn Blog
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Insider-Trading Suit Shows Piercing of Apple's Veil of Secrecy — Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) — Walter Shimoon was one of a select few who get a peek behind the veil Apple Inc. cinches tightly around its products. — His alleged attempt to profit illegally from that privilege caught up with Shimoon last week …
Discussion: iPhone in Canada Blog
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Foursquare adds photos and comments to its new iPhone app — Last Thursday, a little tweet tipped us off to a new Foursquare release coming early this week. This morning, Foursquare founders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai unveiled their latest: a more useful and social version of their iPhone app, featuring photos and comments.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, GigaOM, VatorNews, IntoMobile, Search Engine Land, Foursquare Blog, ReadWriteWeb, CNET News, SAI, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Faster Forward, Scobleizer, Download Squad, Androinica, TECH cocktail, The Huffington Post, New York Times, About Foursquare, Mashable, SocialTimes.com, Pulse2, SlashGear, blog plz and Electronista
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Foursquare: Now with photos and comments
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Foursquare adds comments, photos for tips
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Foursquare iPhone app adds photos
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Foursquare Adds Photos and Comments
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Foursquare iPhone app: Now with photos
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Foursquare Checks In Comments And Pictures; Instagram, PicPlz, Foodspotting On Board
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Foursquare unveils comments and photos with new iPhone app
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Latest social media trend? …
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Foursquare finally adds photos, comments and check-in history
Andrew Kameka / Androinica: Foursquare adding photos and comments to Android app this week
Marla Shaivitz / TECH cocktail: Foursquare's Holiday Gift to You
Austin Considine / New York Times: Shopping and Giving: The App
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare: Foursquare delivers an early Christmas present: photos and comments
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable: Foursquare Adds Photos and Comments
Tom Johansmeyer / SocialTimes.com: FourSquare Brings Photos and Comments to iPhone
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: New Version Of Foursquare To Release This Week