Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:20 PM ET, May 30, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Pew: Nearly 50 MM Americans Create Web Content  —  At home broadband users are more likely to create and post user-generated content on the Web, according to the "Home Broadband Adoption 2006," a report published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.  —  Forty-eight million American adults …
RELATED ITEMS:
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown:
Google's AdSense API: the Cash-Rewards-for-User-Contribution Trend
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Social Networks are the New Media  —  No one can argue that MySpace has been the "it girl" for the past year.  And the fact that she belongs to Rupert Murdoch only seems to have heightened the envy, and gotten everyone's knickers in a twist.  As a result, it seems that nearly every media company …
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Why Google makes everyone else nervous  —  Firm's ad-based software is changing the media landscape  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google Inc. first gained notice early in the decade, as a small and quirky start-up with a disarmingly simple Internet search engine and an idealistic slogan, ``Don't Be Evil.
RELATED ITEMS:
Tony Glover / thebusinessonline.com:
Threat to traditional broadcasters
marchex.com:
Marchex Acquires Assets of Open List; Open List to Complement and Accelerate Content Strategy for Marchex Web Sites  —  SEATTLE, WA - May 30, 2006 - Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX, MCHXP) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Open List, Inc. (www.openlist.com) …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft's Ballmer Heads to Wall Street to Counter Criticism  —  May 30 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp.'s Steve Ballmer is heading to Wall Street to meet with analysts and investors in an effort to blunt criticism that he's ignoring shareholders.  —  The chief executive officer …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
In defense of Tim O'Reilly, John Battelle, and the Web 2.0 service mark.  —  Let me start off by saying that, as most folks already know, Tim and John and I are not BFF—we've had our own little run ins over the years.  Second, sending lawyers to attack a non-profit is just straight-up dumb.
New York Times:
Technology and Easy Credit Give Identity Thieves an Edge  —  PHOENIX — In a Scottsdale police station last December, a 23-year-old methamphetamine user showed officers a new way to steal identities.  —  His arrest had been unremarkable.  This metropolitan area, which includes Scottsdale and Phoenix …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Apple's Great Glass Elevator As Buggy As Willy Wonka's  —  Oops.  Last week, the fancy glass elevator at Apple's new NY retail store got stuck, and got stuck extravagantly.  The NYPD had to be called in to help evacuate the passengers, and two people got their hands blistered on the "hot lights in the shaft".
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Ferrari Dual-Core Notebooks  —  Acer-Ferrari is upping the ante with its two latest laptops.  The Ferrari 5000 and 1000 are claimed to have the latest cutting-edge technology developed in the world of Formula One—so, it has car parts?  Sweet!  —  The 5000 is a 15.4-inch desktop replacement …
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Gabor / Gabor's Blog:
What's Missing in Web 2.0?  —  Web applications replacing the desktop?  Here are two problems we need to solve before that can happen.  —  I'm sitting in the New York Café in Budapest, Hungary.  It recently got redone after being in a sorry state since 1956, when it had a run-in with a Russian tank.
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google makes some missteps as it finds its way in corridors of power  —  WASHINGTON — Of the billions of searches conducted by Google, potentially its most important is playing out in offices above an Asian fusion restaurant: the quest for influence in the nation's capital.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
New Age judge blasts Apple  —  Californian appeals court Judge Conrad Rushing has put the public interest above private corporate interest in a verdict that deals a blow to Apple Computer.  That's the good news.  —  The bad news is that the New Age judge, in making the correct decision using …
Discussion: Andrew Lark and The Browser
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Old media to embrace internet upstarts  —  High-level media and advertising executives are to meet for a brainstorming session aimed at capitalising on the surging popularity of social networking websites.  —  McKinsey, the management consultancy, is understood to have asked senior executives …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google's video replay  —  news analysis Google appears to be in fast-forward mode with its new video ads.  —  The search giant may have bumbled with the January beta launch of the Google Video hosting service.  But experts said the company will have better luck with a new computerized auction service …
Discussion: Beet.TV
New York Times:
Cell Carriers Seek Growth by Catering to Hispanics  —  SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 — Now that nearly three out of four people in this country have mobile phone service, cellphone companies are chasing new customers by marketing to ever more specific slices of the population.  But one group is getting extra attention: Hispanics.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Another real world example of why DRM is evil  —  One of the lesser discussed but equally troubling evils of digital rights management technology is what I call the "DRM switcheroo."  The DRM switcheroo is where the person or company sitting at the DRM controls over the content you've accumulated under …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Earn Cellphone Minutes by Watching Ads  —  With the cost of mobile phone calls already dropping sharply, Virgin Mobile USA plans to announce a way that people can talk for no money at all.  They will, however, have to pay with a chunk of their attention.  —  The program, called SugarMama …
techspot.com:
Winamp Tweak Guide  —  Editor: Julio Franco H.  —  Nullsoft Winamp website  —  Find software prices.  —  When it comes to media players there is no doubting on the popularity of Winamp.  Its ease to use and extensive customisation via plug-ins have made it quite a legendary piece of software …
Discussion: Download Squad
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 3:20 PM ET, May 30, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Halo: The Master Chief Collection' goes gold: Available for pre-download later Friday  —  Dan Ayoub, studio head of Halo External Development at 343 Industries, shares his thoughts about the major milestone.
Amazon Web Services:
Amazon Mobile Analytics- 100M Free Events per Month!  —  Designed to deliver usage reports within 60 min of receiving data from an app.  Built to scale - collect and process billions of events per day from millions of users.
Rackspace:
Another Patent Troll Slain.  You Are Now Free To Rotate Your Smartphone.  —  Rotatable Technologies is now an ex-patent troll.  I say “ex-troll” because its patent, US Pat.  No. 6,326,978, has been declared unpatentable …
Zoho:
Webinar: Get Launched with Zoho Mail!  —  Looking for ways to move your business to a professional email service?  (Did we mention Zoho Mail is free for up to 25 users?)  Join us at our webinar and we'll help you get started!
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: 
Nick Wilson / Helping Bloggers Succeed:
Announcing Performancing Launchpad
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
Help the people of Indonesia
Discussion: Scobleizer
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Intel goes boom or bust on summer collection
Discussion: Neowin.net and Gizmodo
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba Gigabeat V30T: a Portable Media Center with mobile TV
Stan Beer / itwire.com.au:
Ultimate Vista and Office 2007 at an ultimate price
Discussion: Engadget and Download Squad
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Mac OS drivers appear in Dell download list
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
A Concept Misunderstood by Wall Street: "Voice" and "TV" as an Application
FactoryJoe / FactoryCity:
What's your community model?
 Earlier Items: 
fifaworldcup.yahoo.com:
Catch all the action on FIFAworldcup.com
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Project #2: Fixing AOL Search (or "we need to love our users a little more"
John JCal Callaham / firingsquad.com:
» Defcon Interview  —  After releasing two acclained indie games …
Discussion: Kotaku
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Music Phones Want to Be Free
NEWS.com.au:
Sir, I'm afraid it's 'ringxiety'
Reuters:
AMD to invest $2.5 billion in German factories
Matt Biddulph / hackdiary:
Alas, Second Life! Web 2.0 in a virtual world
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Pay Bills With a Click?  More Americans Are Doing It and Banks Are Loving It
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Eric Johnson / Re/code:
Tech and media figures debate the ethics of Guardian's reporting of info obtained from a partnership meeting with Whisper

Robert G. Kaiser / Brookings Institute:
A 50 year Washington Post veteran reflects on the newspaper industry and its unclear future

Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Why Did The Washington Post Name The White House Volunteer Accused In Prostitution Scandal?

 
Sister Sites:

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