Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:50 AM ET, July 19, 2006


 Top Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huge Red Flag at Netscape  —  A little known Digg-fact is that a relatively small group of users submit a large percentage of the stories that end up on the Digg home page.  Netscape, which recently relaunched as a Digg-clone, wants to pay those top users to switch over to them.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Calacanis offers to buy out digg users  —  Netscape boss Jason Calacanis has offered to essentially buy out the top users on Digg, Delicious, Flickr, MySpace, and Reddit for $1000 per month: … This offer is open to about a dozen people initially.  You've got to hand it to Calacanis …
Read/WriteWeb:   Digg stats analysis
Paul R. La Monica /
No joy for Yahoo  —  World's No. 2 search engine reports results and guidance that disappoint investors; stock tumbles after-hours.  —  NEW YORK ( — It looks like Yahoo! investors won't have any reason to yodel following the company's slightly disappointing second-quarter results …
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
Yahoo to Delay Ad Platform Upgrade  —  Yahoo will delay its long-awaited new interface for advertisers until the fourth quarter, after previously saying it would be ready in Q3.  The news came as the company announced its second-quarter earnings.  —  Net income for the quarter dropped precipitously …
Matt / Photo Matt:
OpenDNS is a great idea, well-executed.  They took something basic and ubiquitous, DNS, and improved it by adding spell-checking and phishing protection (usability enhancements).  They provide the service for free in exchange for monetizing typo search pages.  The typo search pages are simple, fast, and generally useful.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
OpenDNS wants to watch the web for you
Discussion: CrunchNotes and digg
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
OpenDNS  —  Holy fast connections!  Check out OpenDNS …
Discussion: Chris Pirillo and TechLifeBlogged
SONY UNVEILS FIRST BLU-RAY DISC DRIVE BURNER  —  Burns up to 50 GB of Data and Keeps Video in Native HDV 1080i  —  NEW YORK, July 18, 2006 -Sony Electronics today unveiled its first internal Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) rewritable drive for the computer aftermarket.
Discussion: Engadget, I4U News and HD Beat
David Kender /
Sony Introduces High Definition to DVD AVCHD Camcorder HDR-UX1
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, HD Beat and Ubergizmo
Microsoft and Nortel Announce Innovative Communications Alliance (ICA)  —  Q&A: Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division, discusses Microsoft's new strategic alliance with Nortel and the emerging market for unified communications.  —  REDMOND, Wash., July 18, 2006 - Today …
Hans Mast / The (not so) Daily Me:
Yahoo! Music to offer unrestricted MP3s?  —  Everyone who has been following the tech scene knows that the first company to offer mainstream music in unrestricted MP3 format will see a huge spike in their business and may garner lasting dominance.  There is widespread dissatisfaction …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Mike / Techdirt:   Yahoo Seriously Considering Unrestricted MP3 Downloads?
Candace Lombardi / CNET
Google exec challenges Berners-Lee  —  A Google executive challenged Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on his ideas for a Semantic Web during a conference in Boston on artificial intelligence.  —  On Tuesday, Berners-Lee, the father of the Web and the current director of the World Wide Web Consortium …
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Four Big Ideas About Open Source  —  In my O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing next week at OSCON, I'm focusing on four big ideas about open source:  — The architecture of participation beyond software.  Software development was the canary in the coalmine, one of the first areas to show …
Discussion: Weblogsky
Peggy Mihelich / CNN:
Price of virtual living: Patience, privacy  —  (CNN) — The virtual worlds depicted in the movies "The Matrix" and "Minority Report" can often seem far too real in today's world of computers, e-mail, instant messaging, MP3 players, cell phones, laptops, Wi-Fi and RFID.
SONY DELIVERS MUSIC WIRELESSLY THROUGHOUT THE HOME  —  New Streaming Audio System Plays Music Across a WiFi Home Network  —  NEW YORK, July 18, 2006 - Continuing to enhance the world of home audio, Sony Electronics today announced a wireless streaming music player and 2.1 channel home theater system.
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
Ina Fried / CNET
Image navigation, with a sci-fi touch  —  Taking a page out of a science-fiction novel, Microsoft's research labs have come up with a way for people to navigate computer images using their hands to change their point of view.  —  However, borrowing in equal measure from its business handbook …
Discussion: digg
Jason Stamper /
Will SGI Become the Next Data General?  —  Remember Data General (DG), the server and storage vendor that, despite some great technology, ultimately failed to capitalize on it and was sold off to EMC back in 1999*?  Well SGI's new CEO Dennis McKenna was adamant in an interview with me that …
The Consumerist:
AOL Retention Manual Revealed  —  In August of 2005, America Online settled with the office of NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer over complaints about how arduous AOL made it to cancel service.  In addition to a $1.25 million fine, AOL agreed to streamline the cancellation process and submit all calls for third-party review.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:50 AM ET, July 19, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Check out Black Friday deals on hot tech products  —  Look out for 1,000 Windows 10 deals at just 10 cents, Xbox One at $299 and more.
Federal Insecurity  —  The number of security incidents impacting Federal agencies has grown from 5,503 in 2006 to 67,168 in 2014 — a massive 1121% increase in 8 years — what can be done?
Converting free-to-paid  —  Through a survey of 7000 digital consumers globally, find out what prompts free users to convert to paying customers.
Upload Web Receipts for scanning with the new Google Chrome add-on  —  Remember the days of keeping receipts in a shoebox?  Sure, you had them all in one place, but they weren't organized, they weren't sorted …
CareerArc: Amazon to Hire 100k Workers this Holiday Season, Reflects Shift in US Retail  —  Amazon is the largest employer of seasonal hires in 2015.  How is the overall shift towards e-commerce changing US retail and labor?
Sponsor Techmeme
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 More Items: 
Judge: Google News lawsuit can proceed
Om Malik / GigaOM:
50 Megs for $90 from Verizon FiOS
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Apple to announce Q3 2006 financial results today
Amit Varma / India Uncut:
Soon, you may not be able to see Blogspot blogs
The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
Parallels Desktop hits the Apple Store
Times of London:
Dallas arrest sparks fears of internet gambling crackdown
Discussion: Slashdot and SEO Black Hat
Red Herring:
ShopWiki Scores $6.2 Million
 Earlier Items: 
eHomeUpgrade: Launches Display Magic 5-to-1 HDMI Switcher
Discussion: Ubergizmo and BizPodcasting
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Tworl Connects Strangers via Instant Messaging
Discussion: PostBubble and Download Squad
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Naked Conversations: A Long Tail Case Study?
Discussion: AccMan Pro and Scobleizer
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Almost live from Grouper, it's your video
Discussion: Mashable* and
Cablevision's Optimum Voice® Surpasses One Million Customers
Fred / A VC:
Where It's At In Music Discovery

From Mediagazer:

Jeremy Borden / Columbia Journalism Review:
How a little-known, Uber-driving freelancer brought the lawsuit that forced Chicago to release a police shooting video

Alex Weprin / Politico:
CNN pivots HLN back toward news

Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Trust confirms BBC3 TV channel will be switched off and moved online by end of February 2016

Sister Sites:

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