Afternoon Edition: Blogosphere demographics Video
A plethora of Yahoo-Microsoft-Google news poured in Thursday afternoon. In this second edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi, Stephen Shankland, and Ina Fried sit down to discuss why Microsoft walked away from the table and why Google bellied up.
We think, because of the magic of search-engine optimization, that this episode is about to become our highest-rated ever. P.S. Attention, visitors from Google: this is not the Facebook login page. Sorry about that. In other news today, we tear down Google Buzz's privacy options, Bill Gates can barely be bothered to diss the iPad, and some guy plans to be pooping in a box for 30 days. Sometimes we hate the Internet. --Molly
In two weeks, Apple fans will finally be able to get their hands on the iPhone 3G. In Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss the phone's new activation process and other rumors swirling around out there in the blogosphere.
Google launches a voice-operated search application for iPhone...we think. Plus, a few new touch-screen phones hit the market, and Facebook pulls down Italian neo-Nazi group pages.
Google shuts down GOOG-411, Facebook announces Friendship Pages, and we get a look at a few marquee apps for Windows Phone 7.
Looking for an easy way to check your Gmail account without leaving your current Web page? With Google Mail Checker Plus, you can keep an eye on your in-box without opening a new Chrome tab. Veronica has more on today's Tekzilla Daily.
Google keeps the news ball rolling, dropping two new Chromebook laptops and an enterprise-ready Chromebox. Plus, of course, they make Chrome OS official. Oh, and how could we bury the lead? Angry Birds is now available in the Chrome App Store! For free! Plus, it turns out 100,000 Facebook apps were accidentally leaking your data, Apple and Google hit the privacy hot sheet, and a dude jumps out of a helicopter with a rocket pack strapped to his back. We won't spoil the ending for you. --Molly
Concerned about growing incursions into your privacy? Do Not Track Plus is a new browser add-on that clamps down on reckless site tracking--including by Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
Balancing a professional life and an online life is especially tough now that everyone has a Facebook, MySpace, or Flickr account-- including your boss. Here's how to master the art of privacy controls, limited profiles, and self-Googling damage control.