Sunday, November 8, 2009

FSJ Weekend Update 2.0


We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center: Huffington Post’s looking for tech’s top game-changers. The iPhone isn’t a game-changer in China…yet.  Founders of Skype assembling the team for a new start-up. Social media goes corporate. DVD price war heats up online, just in time for the holidays.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center: It’s the Day Of The Droid, right on Google’s front page. Speaking of Google, CEO Eric Schmidt says he won’t make the same mistakes Microsoft did. The battle over Skype has concluded. Apple opens a new store in Paris tomorrow, and NYC a week from tomorrow.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center: Google releases zippy new Chrome beta, and an account privacy manager called Dashboard.  Layoffs get Real.  Windows 7 sales outpace Vista. His Honor says hello to Beatles MP3 seller.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center: A look at the evolution of MSN.com. CNET UK proudly proclaims the iPhone to be the worst phone in the world..something to do with ninjas. Layoffs at Microsoft.  Apple promoting music + movies.  Mozilla says Firefox 3.6 is on schedule.  A new gizmo that tweets. That’s all it does.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center: T-Mobile is MIA.  Guess which tech CEO grabbed the biggest one-time bonus in the past decade?  Fake town surfaces on Google Maps.  Hacker breaks into iPhones, then asks for cash.  Beatles tunes sold online…does Yoko know about this?  Own your own Star Trek shuttle. Layoffs to hit Time Inc. tomorrow.  Facelift for MSN.
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center:  Unlock the riddle of the Wave. Darth Droid duels iPhonie-Wan.  Help for iPhone app addicts.  Windows 7 sales are on the move.  The NSA boys are keeping plenty busy in the Utah desert…shhhh.  Creepy singing computer makes you flash back to the year 2001.  Sort of.

This has not been sanctioned by El Jobso.  Cool looking, though.  (CrunchGear)

Just open the frigtarded pod bay doors, Hal.  (Valleywag) (Hal bonus here)

If you haven’t deciphered Google Wave yet, there’s an app book for that. (Mashable)

Are you an iPhone app addict? Mr. Malik breaks it down.  (GigaOM)

The NSA is building a data center they project will store a ton of surveillance data. Even Fox Mulder doesn’t know how much.  (CrunchGear)

In the battle for social supremacy between Facebook and Twitter, which one’s the Mac and which is the PC? (TechCrunch)

A fake iPhone sounds like something this blog would be interested in.  (Engadget)

TV subscriptions through iTunes. Say that out loud.  Repeat.  (NBC Bay Area)

Now the circle is complete- Darth Droid confronts iPhonie-Wan.  (Joy Of Tech)

Windows 7 usage is growing quickly, reports Ina Fried.  (CNET News)

Windows 7 SP1 beta rumored by year’s end.  (Ars Technica)

Worshipping on the Web.  (Huffington Post)

Headline of the day, right here.  “Apple proves it’s not Microsoft.”  Apple’s not Microsoft?   When did that happen?  (Forbes.com)

Hotel in space due to open in 2012.  How’s the song go?  “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.”  (Apologies to Felder/Henley/Frey.) (Yahoo! News)


Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center: Mission Viejo becomes one with the Borg. Judge rules in favor of Facebook in spam case. Sprint loses almost half a billion. Halloween’s on deck, and Google, as usual, knows what we’re searching for.  The iPhone comes to China.

New iMacs bothered by choppy flash video playback? (CNET News)

Apple advertising guru Lee Clow says he isn’t going anywhere.  (All Things Digital)

Google’s known for their quirky hiring process. How’s that workin’ out so far? (SF Gate Tech Chronicles)

Spam case results in favorable decision for Facebook. (Inside Facebook)

The Borg assimilates Mission Viejo, California.  (OC Register)

Sprint says fewer customers are jumping ship. (NY Times)

Microsoft tortures kids with the Bing jingle. (A…”Bingle?”) Rumors of a Geneva Convention violation swirl. (TechCrunch)

Scott Adams ponders the problems of privacy.  (Dilbert Blog)

Have a ghooooulish Googleween tomorrow night. (Google Blog)

Take a spin through the new Google Kirkland facility. Geek heaven. (TechFlash)

Beijing, we have liftoff.  The iPhone is yours.  (iPhonAsia)

Yahoo! has plans for a new HQ in Santa Clara- is that a bad omen? (Valleywag)

How would you like law enforcement to search your Gmail account? (Without telling you.) (WSJ Law Blog)

Has the ship sailed for MapQuest? (NY Times)


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center:  New iTunes release disables Palm Pre sync…again.  Scoble tells everyone why he doesn’t use Google Reader. Who’s the world’s most attractive employer? Web pioneer recalls the birth of the Net. Mac browser Camino 2 goes to RC. A Minnesota town has blazing fast Internet speed- how does 50Mbps service over fiber optic cable sound? Mike Arrington is either flaky, a diva, or both, according to Valleywag.

Scoble says Google Reader is slow, and besides, he has 10,000 people to follow on Twitter. (Scobleizer)

Web pioneer recalls the beginnings of the Internet. No, not Al Gore. (CNN Tech)

RC news on Apple’s Camino 2 browser. (TechCrunch)

Tech blogger Gina Trapani says she can make sense of Google Wave. Glad someone can. (Web 2.0 Expo)

U2 and YouTube scored big on Sunday night. (Streaming c/o Akamai, apparently.)  (TechCrunch)

The Net sizzles in Monticello, Minnesota. Um, where? (Ars Technica)

“iDon’t Care” creators go on the record. (WSJ)

Guess who the world’s most attractive employer is.  Must be the lava lamps.  (Universum)

Apple TV 3.0 is “lame and dull,” according to this web site. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Michael Arrington: “The Flakiest Editor in Silicon Valley.” (Valleywag)

New iTunes update disables Palm Pre sync.  Like you didn’t expect that.  (The iPhone Blog)

Diller says Ask’s future is “speculative.” Has he called Ballmer yet? (All Things Digital)


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to.  From the FSJ News Center: Apple spends a lot on those Mac/PC ads.   Ever heard of Apple’s “Pen Mac?” It’s Yahoo! analyst day, and Carol wants some respect.  Google gets into the GPS business. Verizon hearts the Droid.  Seasonal laughs from those wacky Joy Of Tech guys.

Size matters: Apple’s 2009 ad budget is huge, but the Microsoft budget is absolutely massive. (Fortune Brainstorm Tech)

Apple’s tablet computer, circa 1990. (TechCrunch)

Trick or tweet! (Joy Of Tech)

CEO Carol Bartz speaks her mind (uh-oh) at Yahoo! analyst day. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Google has a new navigation program for Android. (Reuters)

Speaking of GPS, Microsoft’s pulling the plug on MSN Direct.  (Gizmodo)

Major League Baseball rolls out Android app during World Series.  (CNET News)

Twitter users warned of phishing attack.  (CNET News)

Verizon: “The Droids are here, the Droids are here!”  (WSJ)


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to.  From the FSJ News Center: Want your own search engine? Call IAC, ask for Barry.  Phil Schiller says no more new Apple stuff in 2009. Just in time for Christmas, another Apple store in NYC.  The Microsoft online services are losing money.  Om Malik: Destroyer of Macbooks?

Ask Barry Diller..he’ll tell you his search engine is for sale.  (Search Engine Land)

Apple prepping store number four in Manhattan. (CNET)

An Apple fan takes an i-poke at Droid.  (Silicon Alley Insider)

That’s it for Apple stuff in 2009, says “Killer” Schiller. (Gizmodo)

Then again…maybe that’s not what he meant. Apple giving mixed signals?  Can’t be.  (Ars Technica)

Want to know who to blame thank for Google Wave?  (CNN)

Yahoo! to launch real time search.  (TechCrunch)

Google releases SDK for Android 2.0.  (CNET)

Microsoft’s online ventures aren’t quite helping the bottom line.  (Guardian)

A review of the best smartphones out there places the iPhone on top.  (TechCrunch)

As far as market share goes, iPhone is runner-up, but closing in.  (Yahoo! Tech)

Obama placing big bucks towards a new power grid.  (Yahoo! News)

Los Angeles is “going Google.”  (Yahoo! Tech)

Om Malik is either tough on his gear, or having really bad luck.  (Twitter)

And finally- zombies from outer space.  In bikinis.  Really.  (MobileCrunch)