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Jay Sullivan / The Mozilla Blog:
Prototype of an Open Web App Ecosystem — The open Web is a great platform for rich applications. It would be even better if it had additional capabilities to ease discovery, acquisition, installation and use of apps, while also enabling monetization for developers.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The New App Store Rules: No Swimsuits, No Skin, And No Innuendo — Over the last few days we've been tracking Apple's recent decision to remove all sexual content from the App Store. It's an alarming move on Apple's part, if only because it shows that the company is willing to throw developers …
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Tiger Woods Press Conf.: Live on YouTube 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET — Tiger Woods will emerge from his silence tomorrow morning, speaking publicly for the first time since December 2009, when he admitted to marital infidelity — a scandal that tarnished his squeaky clean image and stymied his golf career.
Jim Giles / New Scientist:
Typos may earn Google $500m a year — Google may be earning an alleged $500 million a year via companies and individuals who register deceptive website addresses. — The claim centres on a controversial scheme known as “typosquatting”, the practice of registering a misspelled variant of a popular web domain.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Hackers ship Pwnage Tool for 3.1.3 for iPhone — The iPhone Dev-Team has introduced PwnageTool 3.1.5 for Mac OS X which now supports Apple's recently-released iPhone OS 3.1.3. — “Phone 3GS users (regardless of unlock) should stay away from this and all 3.1.3 jailbreak tools unless you know you have your …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Updated: Google to Air “Search Stories” Ad During Super Bowl... Remember when I wrote about the new “Search Stories” ads for Google's core search offerings? — In that post, I noted “It's truly a brand campaign: Google is not selling anything here other than its own brand …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mark Cuban May Hate News Aggregators, But He Also Wants To Invest In Them — I'm still scratching my head at Mark Cuban's comments about news aggregators being freeloading vampires that should be blocked by news sites. — As Danny Sullivan points out, Cuban is an investor in Mahalo, which is an aggregator extraordinaire.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism — GAME CHANGER? — The more, the better. That's the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the “wisdom of the crowd” and “open innovation.”
Arn / MacRumors:
Fingerworks.com Content Pulled Ahead of Apple Tablet Announcement — The content of Fingerworks.com has been removed this week after remaining online for nearly 5 years after the acquisition of the company by Apple. The removal seems to correspond with the impending announcement of an Apple tablet later this month.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Breaking Up in a Digital Fishbowl — THERE is a scene in the movie “He's Just Not That Into You” in which Mary, played by Drew Barrymore, laments the numerous technological ways she is being rebuffed by a potential beau. E-mail. Text messages. MySpace. “It's exhausting,” she complains.
Fred / A VC:
The Google Phone — In mid December as holiday gifts and cards were arriving daily in our office, I received a gift from Google. It was a Nexus One. I have been using it since that day as my primary phone. In the box was a note from Google asking me to keep quiet about the phone until Jan 5th.
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Cellphone Encryption Code Is Divulged — BERLIN — A German computer engineer said Monday that he had deciphered and published the secret code used to encrypt most of the world's digital mobile phone calls, saying it was his attempt to expose weaknesses in the security of global wireless systems.
Samsung unveils Galaxy Spica (I5700), its newest Android-powered smartphone — Seoul (Korea Newswire) November 16, 2009 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today officially announced its newest Android-powered smartphone, the ‘Galaxy Spica’ (I5700).
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm Pixi Makes Early Appearance in Walmart Display — Tom, a reader and apparent late-night shopper sent in this photo of the Pixi on display at a Walmart in Tennessee. It looks like Walmart has them listed for $400 retail, but sadly the kind folks at the discount chain didn't have the device fully …
Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia N900 begins shipping! — GLOBAL - Today sees the first batch of Nokia N900 handsets boxed up and shipped out on their maiden voyage into wild. The N900 has been the most discussed device we've ever reported on here at Conversations, so many of you are sure to be stoked to discover …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
60 Minutes Puts Forth Laughable, Factually Incorrect MPAA Propaganda On Movie Piracy — 31 years ago, in 1978, the television program 60 Minutes put on an episode about the awful threat of “video piracy” to the movie industry. Featuring the MPAA's Jack Valenti, the episode focused …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to Partner With Nielsen — Facebook Inc. plans to announce a deal with online measurement company Nielsen Co., in a step to address advertisers' frustration with measuring how their ads perform on the social network. — Under the partnership, terms of which aren't expected to be disclosed …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Imitation Isn't Always Flattery: Microsoft Previews Google Apps Killer To Beta Testers — Imitation isn't always the sincerest form of flattery, and this is certainly the case for Microsoft in the development and launch of its web-based browser versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The long-awaited DreamScreen tablet computer comes from HP, not Apple — Hewlett Packard has beaten Apple to the punch in coming up with a beautiful tablet-like computer. The company's just-announced DreamScreen products represent a new category of wireless connected screens.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Taiwan Economic News: 9.6-inch, PA Semi Apple Tablet due in February, cost $800-$1000 — We went a few weeks without a tablet rumor - which was scary - but the Taiwan Economic News chimes in today with a bunch of parts information on Apple's forthcoming Tablet.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Life Recorders May Be This Century's Wrist Watch — Imagine a small device that you wear on a necklace that takes photos every few seconds of whatever is around you, and records sound all day long. It has GPS and the ability to wirelessly upload the data to the cloud …
Dish Told to Pay TiVo Almost $200 Million Over Patent — Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) — Dish Network Corp. and EchoStar Corp. were told to pay almost $200 million to TiVo Inc. for contempt of an order that it stop providing its DVR service after losing a patent-infringement ruling.
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review — In June of 2004, during the WWDC keynote address, Steve Jobs revealed Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to developers and the public for the first time. When the finished product arrived in April of 2005, Tiger was the biggest, most important …
Dylan Bowman / Maktoob Business:
Yahoo! to acquire Maktoob.com — Yahoo! has agreed to acquire Maktoob.com, the Arab world's largest online community, marking the first major investment by a U.S. technology company in a region where internet penetration is still in its infancy. The global internet giant said on Tuesday …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
More Local Heat: MSNBC.com Buys EveryBlock for Several Million Dollars — It looks like the local market is heating up even more, with MSNBC.com announcing the acquisition of Chicago-based EveryBlock. — MSNBC.com-a joint venture of Microsoft (MSFT) and GE (GE) unit NBC Universal-paid …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay Before It's Gone — In common with music and movies, it's not that hard to copy a website. It might take some serious server power to serve torrents to millions of people every day, but all the torrent files and site code don't take up that much space.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Phil Schiller Is A Man On A Mission: To Save The App Store — As Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, you'd have to imagine that Phil Schiller is a pretty busy guy. He's also been moonlighting as Apple's keynote speaker during Steve Jobs' medical leave of absence.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Researchers attack my iPhone via SMS — LAS VEGAS—Researchers have discovered a way to take complete control over an iPhone merely by sending special SMS messages and demonstrated it on my iPhone at the Black Hat security conference on Wednesday. — Although an attacker could exploit …
Correcting follower and following counts — For some time, the follower and following counts we display have been incorrect for some folks. We're soon to push a change that will address this issue. This means that the count you see in your sidebar should match what you see on your follower and following pages.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Sold Twice As Many iPhones As Macs Last Quarter. And It's Closing The Gap On iPod Sales Too — The quarterly numbers are in for Apple. And once again they're very good. It was another non-holiday record quarter in terms of revenues and earnings. But the real number that jumps off the page is the iPhone sales.
Jared Newman / PC World:
iPhone App Store 1 Year Later: Apple's Highs and Lows — Apple may enjoy smugly tooting its own horn, but it is particularly puffed-up today while celebrating a year of the iPhone and iPod Touch App Store. — “Light a candle and cue the music,” Apple says on a special iTunes page for the occasion.
Employee Shot at Arlington Apple Store — ARLINGTON, Va. - An employee at an Apple store in Arlington's upscale Clarendon section is recovering from a gunshot wound. — Police say the 26-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder by a man who rang a doorbell at the back of the store before it opened Friday morning.
Bryan Barletta / Medialets:
Palm Pre App Catalog Reaches 1 Million Downloads — Just 18 days after the launch of the Palm Pre, their App Catalog has hit its first major milestone, 1 million downloads. On launch day, Palm sold 50k devices and their App Catalog experienced 100k downloads - that's an average …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Now We're Talking: AIM With Push Support Hits The App Store — There's been a lot of talk the past few days since the launch of the iPhone 3.0 software about the lack of Push Notification apps in the App Store. Well, today brings a big one: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Weekend Webware: DIY keyboard cat videos — Keyboard cat is a full-fledged phenomenon. Even my mom knows about it, and I wasn't the one to tell her (Stephen Colbert was). The meme stems from a lovable costumed feline whose owner gets it to play a keyboard.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
English's Millionth Word: Web 2.0 — For the past few days I've been focused on a final draft of an essay, co-authored with Tim O'Reilly, focusing on the theme of this year's Web 2.0 Summit. It's rewarding work, reminiscent of the early days of Wired, when I'd regularly edit …
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Asustek Vows to Out-Apple Apple — Two years ago, Asustek wowed the world with the hottest selling computing product to arrive in recent memory: the Eee PC netbook. But even that blockbuster device has failed to do much to boost the company's brand in the United States, a situation the Taiwanese computer maker intends to correct.
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
GPS system ‘close to breakdown’ — Network of satellites could begin to fail as early as 2010 — It has become one of the staples of modern, hi-tech life: using satellite navigation tools built into your car or mobile phone to find your way from A to B. But experts have warned that the system may be close to breakdown.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Palm Pre counting down to a June 6th launch? — Know what happens in the run-up to a major product launch? Rumors are mongered and advertisements are sold, lots and lots of ads. So we're not surprised to find the two colliding in the shape of an un-calibrated (not Pre calibrated …
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Craigslist to remove erotic services section, monitor adult services posts [Updated] — Updated at 10:17 a.m.: This post has been updated to add comments from Craigslist Chief Executive Jim Buckmaster, Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan and a Craigslist spokeswoman.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Assuming There's a New York Times in 2040, I Hope It's Not This One — I just went to NYTimes.com, as I do multiple times a day. A split-second after I arrived at the homepage, it was covered up with a full-page ad overlay. That was irritating, but I'm willing to tolerate some annoyance in return for excellent free content.
Kevin Fitchard / TELEPHONY Magazine:
AT&T doubling 3G capacity — Tweaks to the HSPA network will bring 3G capacity up to 7.2 Mb/s even before AT&T implements next-gen wireless technologies — AT&T is in the process of doubling the capacity of its 3G networks, using software enhancements to squeeze one last boost in bandwidth …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
They're gone! After outcry, Time Warner uncaps the tubes — After a public outcry and the attention of several members of Congress, Time Warner Cable has stopped its trial of Internet data caps, but not before making “metered billing” a tough sell for all other American ISPs.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Researching Movement-Aware Interfaces for iPhones, Depicts Front-Facing Video Camera — Apple has been conducting ongoing research into how to further improve their mobile device interfaces as evidenced by a couple of patent applications published over the past couple of weeks.
Email the way you want it - Nokia E75 begins shipping — Espoo, Finland - The Nokia E75 has arrived in stores, bringing the company's best efficiency and productivity solution to the market. The new arrival is the first device to ship with the new email user interface …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
OMG, OnStar May Soon Let You Twitter From Your Car — All you Twitter addicts stuck in traffic, some good news. You might not have to risk your life any longer sending out one-handed Tweets on your Blackberry or iPhone, while trying to hide the fact that you are doing so under the dashboard.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Facebook has never listened and why it definitely won't start now — My former boss, Jim Fawcette, used to say that if you asked a group of Porsche owners what they wanted they'd tell you things like “smoother ride, more trunk space, more leg room, etc.” He'd then say “well, they just designed a Volvo.”
Darren Waters / BBC:
Social networks ‘are new e-mail’ — Status updates on sites such as Facebook, Yammer, Twitter and Friendfeed are a new form of communication, the South by SouthWest Festival has heard. — “We are all in the process of creating e-mail 2.0,” David Sacks, founder of business social network Yammer said.
Aaron Greenspan / The Huffington Post:
Why I Sued Google (and Won) — Like most Americans, I use Google's search engine several times a day without so much as a second thought. It was only in 2007 that my company's relationship with Google, Inc. temporarily escalated to that of a full-fledged customer, when Think Computer …
Janette Barrios / Apple:
Apple Introduces New Mac Pro — Features Intel “Nehalem” Xeon Processors & High-Performance Graphics — Apple® today introduced the new Mac® Pro using Intel “Nehalem” Xeon processors and a next-generation system architecture to deliver up to twice the performance of the previous generation system.