Gamespot reports that Apple appears to be looking to offer games on the iPod.
An Apple hiring manager named Mike Lampell is heading up a group inside Apple's storied iTunes division. The group is specifically hiring for "C/C++ coders with a ‘gaming background.’" The engineer says the project in question was described to him as "super secret," and Apple would not even tell him the exact nature of it until he had been hired and signed a non-disclosure agreement.
A California appeals court ruled Friday that online reporters are protected by the same confidentiality laws that protect traditional journalists, striking a blow to efforts by Apple Computer to identify people who leaked confidential company data.
SiliconBeat published an unconfirmed rumor that Google is looking to pay about $75 million to buy Olive Software, a company which specializes in being able to convert PDFs, microfilm and other files to XML, while still being able to keep the original document format in tact for online browsing.
Yahoo! launched a technology review site called Yahoo! Tech. They use nofollow on many internal links, which is stupid, but it looks like many of the high profit gadget blogs are going to have new competition. Yahoo! is going to start the site by leveraging content from traditional publishers:
Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian spoke to the Royal Society of Arts in London last Thursday night on the subject "Newspapers in the age of blogs." Full audio of a very interesting presentation is available here.