Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:55 AM ET, April 19, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Can Bloggers Make Money?  —  Blogs have a lot of buzz, but there's still considerable debate about whether that can translate into profits.  —  While many blogs remain little more than amateur diaries, several bloggers have tried to parlay their online ramblings into branded businesses.
RELATED ITEMS:
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:   ABUSIVE EDITORS AND MEAGRE PAYCHECKS
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:   Alan Meckler vs. Jason Calacanis, Can Blogs Make Money?
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Good Blogging = Good Publishing = Good Business
Barry Fox / newscientist.com:
Invention: The TV-advert enforcer  —  For over 30 years, Barry Fox has trawled through the world's weird and wonderful patent applications, uncovering the most exciting, bizarre or even terrifying new ideas.  His column, Invention, is exclusively online.  Scroll down for a roundup of previous Invention articles.
RELATED ITEMS:
Peter Pollack / Ars Technica:
Philips files for patent to force ad viewing  —  Philips Electronics has done it again.  Flush with heady optimism after successful products such as the digital compact cassette (DCC) and the super audio CD (SACD), the redoubtable European giant has developed a way to keep television free …
Mike / Techdirt:
Philips Patents Pissing Off TV Viewers
Discussion: InterActive Home blog
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Scoop: Google Enterprise Mashups to Suck in Data From Cognos, Oracle, and Salesforce.com  —  You don't tend to hear much about Google Enterprise, which consists mostly of Google's search appliance that companies can install in their own data centers and use to index their corporate data.
RELATED ITEMS:
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Ignore bloggers at your peril, say researchers  —  Bloggers and internet pundits are exerting a "disproportionately large influence" on society, according to a report by a technology research company.  Its study suggests that although "active" web users make up only a small proportion …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Click fraud rate lower than expected, says report  —  The rate of click fraud—fraudulent clicks on pay-per-click-based online ads—is less than 14 percent rather than 20 to 30 percent or higher, as some companies have said, according to a new report from a service that monitors click fraud for advertisers.
Alison Maitland / Financial Times:
Skype says texts are censored by China  —  Skype, the fast-growing internet communications company that belongs to Ebay, has admitted that its partner in China has filtered text messages, defending this compliance with censorship laws as the only way to do business in the country.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Jenn Shreve / Wired News:
MySpace Faces a Perp Problem  —  According to his MySpace page, the 41-year-old San Bruno, California, resident is single, a Sagittarius, a nonsmoker and nondrinker, and counts an online stripper among his six friends.  But California's online database of registered sex offenders offers …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Facebook raises $25 million; says never intended to sell  —  Facebook, the popular Palo Alto social networking site, has raised $25 million in venture capital from some Silicon Valley investors, putting to rest for now speculation that it was considering acquisition offers.
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Panasonic 103 inch Plasma goes on sale this Christmas  —  This Christmas Panasonic will be releasing the much anticipated 103 inch Plasma screen.  It will deliver more than two million pixels (1,920 x 1,080) of performance.  The 103-inch 1080p plasma panel, equivalent to four 50-inch panels in size …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Two Times Netflix, Promotes Blockbuster  —  Rumor has it the TiVo sales call center is going 24/7, so I did a little poking around the TiVo store last night and uncovered a new partnership with Blockbuster.  Netflix has stated there "is no work going on" in relation to TiVo, so why not play the field?
John Palfrey:
Benkler mini-lecture at HLS  —  Prof. Yochai Benkler is making the argument(s) of his new book, The Wealth of Networks, (500+ pages; buy it or write about it), in 30 minutes here in Hauser 102 at HLS.  Whew — a lot of big ideas, and big words, in a short space.  He is considering two large problems.
The Internet Stock Blog:
Yahoo! Inc. Q1 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (YHOO)  —  Executives  —  Sue Decker - CFO and EVP, Finance and Administration  —  Jerry Yang - Co-founder and Chief Yahoo!  —  Analysts  —  Presentation  —  Operator  —  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Yahoo! …
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Jeffrey Kaplan / Business Week:
Software-as-a-Service Myths  —  A consultant explains why this new breed of Web-based software has staying power  —  For years, organizations of all sizes have suffered the hassles and unexpected costs that accompany deploying and maintaining a variety of traditional software applications that …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Court rules for Microsoft in antitrust case  —  An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that Microsoft can't be sued for antitrust violations under federal law by consumers and businesses who did not buy their software directly from the company.  —  Microsoft has already agreed to pay …
Associated Press:
Companies Warn About EU Broadcasting Rules  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium — Media and technology companies are warning that proposed European Union broadcasting rules would restrict the growth of emerging media formats such as video broadcasts on the Internet and mobile phones.
Discussion: paidContent.org and textually.org
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:55 AM ET, April 19, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Microsoft Brings World's Fastest Texting to Windows Phone 8.1  —  Gaurav Sharma appeared relaxed but focused in his purple hoodie on Jan. 16, 2014.  Less than 20 seconds later, Sharma, a 15-year-old …
Atlassian:
Every team needs kick-ass code reviews  —  Code reviews help spread knowledge and coding best practices throughout a team.  In this article we'll take a look at why code reviews are important, and how to optimize the practice.
Zoho Blogs:
2 Ways Live Chat Can Enhance Your Customer Service  —  Landing a new customer is 5x more expensive than keeping an existing customer.  How do we keep our customers happy?  By providing outstanding support.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 Site News: 

Nothing recent. See Techmeme News for earlier news.

 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Mini-Techmeme: Techmeme for mobiles
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Yahoo! News:
RICHARD BANGS ADVENTURES
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Boston Pubcon 2006, Day 1  —  Stream of unconsciousness:
lik-sang.com:
Nintendo DS Lite Shipping Update: All Colors including Crystal …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Damian / japanchronicles.com:
A look at Sony's Portable TV service for PSP
Discussion: Gizmodo and Joystiq
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Magazines Shape Up for Digital Future
Jenstar / JenSense:
Matt Cutts confirms AdSense media bot in natural search index
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Sabifoo - IM to RSS
Discussion: rev2.org and Library clips
Monkey Bites:
GoDaddy Swipes A Domain Name
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fox, Foundation Invest $13.5 million in Simply Hired
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Patches Causing Breakages, Lockups
Greg Reinacker / Greg Reinacker's Weblog:
Anatomy of an outage
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
Da Vinci Code Promo Breaks New Marketing Ground for Google
Mark Jones / Filtered:
Exploiting citizen journalists
John Dvorak / ABCNEWS:
Apple Needs to Make OS X Open-Source
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as paywall plans increased

Todd Spangler / Variety:
British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD

Saya Weissman / Digiday:
The Truth in Advertising Act aims to regulate photo manipulation in US ads

 
Sister Sites:

Mediagazer
 Must-read media news
memeorandum
 Politics, opinion, and current events
WeSmirch
 Celebrity news and gossip