Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:55 PM ET, June 13, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Google Maps KML overlays  —  Google's installable maps software Google Earth makes KML overlay files that add points of interest, descriptions and photos to your earth, and now you can view those KML files live on the web at Google Maps.  —  Simply enter the URL of your KML file …
RELATED ITEMS:
Wired News:
Judging Apple Sweatshop Charge  —  Steve Jobs' Think Different campaign celebrated labor leaders like Gandhi, who used strikes as a form of civil protest, and Ceasar Chavez, who organized poor, migrant farm workers.  But a British newspaper at the weekend published a rather shocking report …
Discussion: The Browser and Kevin Maney
RELATED ITEMS:
Macworld UK:
Inside Apple's iPod factories  —  Apple's iPods are made by mainly female workers who earn as little as £27 per month, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday yesterday.  —  The report, 'iPod City', isn't available online.  It offers photographs taken from inside the factories …
USA Today:
RIAA chief says illegal song-sharing 'contained'  —  LOS ANGELES — Nearly a year after the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling against online music file-sharing services, the CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America says unauthorized song swapping has been "contained."
Business Week:
Dell: Facing Up To Past Mistakes  —  Dell's laser focus on cost efficiency has long been a core strategy.  But like Home Depot, Dell's cost-cutting efforts have alienated its customers.  The "direct" sales model of selling computers to consumers via phone and the Internet eliminates the costs …
Discussion: Techdirt and Zoli's Blog
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Pulver Has Just Two Words For You: Internet Video  —  Unhappy investors in Vonage Holdings Corp., the Internet phone company that had a disappointing initial public offering last month, might feel like picking up pitchforks and torches and marching on the castles of the people who brought it to life.
Wade Roush / Technology Review:
Google Fatigue Sets In  —  Users are reacting to Google's new online spreadsheet with a big yawn.  Is the company searching for a strategy?  —  Can there be too much of a good thing?  Some Google watchers are beginning to think so.  Leading technology bloggers' reactions to Google Spreadsheets …
BBC:
Windows gets big security update  —  One of the biggest security updates for more than a year is being released by Microsoft to fix 12 software flaws.  —  Nine of the updates apply to the Windows operating system and one is deemed critical, a rating reserved for the most serious security problems.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Tracy Staedter / Discovery News:
New Robot Has Powerful Cling  —  June 12, 2006 — A novel, walling-climbing robot could cut thousands of dollars off building inspection fees and one day work to survey urban war zones, where corners, rooftops and building materials thwart otherwise capable robots.
Discussion: Engadget and Gearlog
Sam Garfield / DIY:happy:
NES Controller Cellphone Mod  —  Relive the glory days with this NES Controller that has been modified into a cellphone.  Everything is original - the buttons and casing.  This modification uses a Nokia 3200 radio and electronics because it's so easy to get the casing off and get to the good stuff.
Discussion: Engadget, Kotaku and Gizmodo
Ken Belson / New York Times:
As DVD Sales Slow, Hollywood Hunts for a New Cash Cow  —  LOS ANGELES — After more than half a decade as Hollywood's savior, the DVD is looking a little tired — and the movie studios, for once, are having trouble coming up with a sequel.  —  DVD sales represent more than half …
Discussion: TeleRead
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Can Windows and Open Source Learn to Play Nice?  —  BOSTON—Microsoft has been reaching out to the open-source community to try to find ways to overcome the incompatibilities between software distributed under the GNU General Public License and its own commercial software.
Discussion: M-Dollar and Slashdot
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
New Senate Telecom Bill Stays the Course on 'Net Neutrality'  —  Senate staffers appear to have made little progress resolving one of the most contentious issues in new telecom legislation: whether to impose "net neutrality" provisions that would limit how cable and telephone companies may charge others for access to their networks.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Vista screencasts  —  I've done several Windows Vista screencasts focusing on various important new features: Aero, file management, guided help, tablet PC functionality, sidebar, improved search indexing and Media Center.  These are just a taste of some of the new features you will find in Windows Vista.
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
OMG, PlayStation 3 Controller Spelling Mistake  —  Kotakuite Oly hit Sony's super swish Ginza showroom, which was not only displaying the PlayStation 3 for all to see, but a glaring spelling error.  Instead of "SELECT", the PS3 controller reads "SERECT".  Even though Sony's been batting fly balls of late, we're not going to poke fun.
Discussion: Gizmodo and iBloggedThis
Scott M. Fulton, III / tgdaily.com:
TechEd 2006: Hybrid hard drives to become Vista Premium requirement  —  Boston (MA) - At a discussion of flash memory technologies to be included in Windows Vista and "Longhorn" here at TechEd 2006 this morning, Microsoft's program manager for Windows Client Performance Matt Ayres confirmed …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and eHomeUpgrade
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace, The 27.4 Billion Pound Gorilla  —  It's worth noting the massive increase in users and traffic at MySpace over the last few months.  Paul Kedrosky summarized the key October 2005 MySpace metrics from a BusinessWeek article late last year.  Those stats, along with more recent April Comscore …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:55 PM ET, June 13, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Teachers use Bing home page lesson plans to encourage critical thinking skills  —  Find out how free lesson plans based on images like this Siberian tiger from Bing's home page encourage students to explore subjects in creative and thought-provoking ways.
Intel:
Intel Unveils 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster at PAX  —  Intel just announced its first 8 core, 16 thread gaming monster — otherwise known as the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition desktop processor …
VMware:
Top Five Reasons Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery  —  Few organizations can afford the downtime caused by a disaster.  Those capable of weathering such events usually have the datacenters …
Zoho:
Sit back and Relax.  Zoho Books brings you Auto Charge.  —  There are features in a product that address small pain points for customers and then there are ones that make life a breeze.
Syncano:
iOS Developers: How to Get Instant Notifications on your App  —  Within minutes, you can create dynamic iOS apps on Syncano that instantly reflect changes in data by “subscribing” to changes on Syncano's Sync Server.
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: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flock Raises New Venture Round, Launches Public Beta
Discussion: TalkCrunch and Weblogs Work
seobuzzbox.com:
Bill Slawski Interview
Eric Caoili / 4 color rebellion:
Spotting Pirated Nintendo DS Carts
Discussion: DS Fanboy
Maggie / Popgadget:
Automatic door  —  This is straight out of a science fiction movie …
Discussion: Things That
Business Week:
The Pornographers vs. The Pirates
Katie / Shiny Shiny:
Motorola RAZR V3i, Deep Violet and White Nokia 6233 exclusive to Orange
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's Weblog:
Tuesday: A dream realized
Discussion: raving lunacy
Tanya Palta / MobileWhack.com:
Sanyo 3100 - Pink Phone To Benefit Breast Cancer Foundation
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
 Earlier Items: 
Magellan / brighthand.com:
Head-to-Head Review of Navigation Software for Windows Mobile
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Digital kids  —  Are virtual worlds the future of the classroom?
Discussion: Forever Geek
Ars Technica:
AMD + ATI: does it add up?
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Getting Into Google News Revisited
Andrew Garcia / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Finally Catching up With WPA2
Google Blogoscoped:
The Google Connection: Google Employees on Orkut
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism and the internet: Is it the best of times? No — but it's not the worst of times either

New York Times:
Pakistani Protesters Briefly Take Over State TV Building

David Carr / New York Times:
Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch

 
Sister Sites:

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