Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:15 AM ET, August 22, 2006


 Top Items: 
Three workers depart AOL after privacy uproar  —  update Two AOL employees have been fired, and its chief technology officer is resigning, after the release of Web search data from thousands of AOL members prompted widespread criticism of the company.  —  CTO Maureen Govern …
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Sources: AOL Chief Technology Officer Resigns  —  NEW YORK (Reuters)—AOL chief technology officer Maureen Govern, who oversaw the division responsible for accidentally releasing search data for more than a half a millions Internet users, has resigned from the company, according to an internal company memorandum.
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:   AOL Moves to Increase Privacy on Search Queries
Google Blogoscoped:
AOL Employees Fired Over Data Leak
Discussion: Got Ads?
Cecile Daurat / Bloomberg:
AOL Says Chief Technology Officer Govern Left Company (Update1)
Paul Bond / Reuters:
YouTube eyes ad money with Paris Hilton channel  —  LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - YouTube, the online sensation that facilitates the viewing of 100 million amateur videos a day, is introducing a couple of new ways for advertisers to tap into the Web site's popularity while preserving its decidedly noncommercial attitude.
Discussion: Frank Barnako and Micro Persuasion
Financial Times:
YouTube in push to link with advertisers  —  YouTube, the fast-growing internet video site, will on Tuesday unveil its most ambitious attempt yet to make money from advertisers by allowing them to promote their brands through customised channels on its site.
Discussion: Mashable!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   Can Paris Hilton boost YouTube?
Matt Mondok / M-Dollar:
Microsoft invites Firefox development team to Redmond  —  Microsoft wants to help aid in the development of Firefox.  It sounds pretty scary, doesn't it?  If you're still here, let me tell you that it's not as bad as it seems.  Sam Ramjii, Director of Microsoft's Open Source Software Lab …
Discussion: TechBlog and Guardian Unlimited
Nate Mook / BetaNews:
Microsoft Invites Mozilla Devs Over  —  The head of Microsoft's open source lab is inviting Mozilla developers up to Redmond for some help in making sure Firefox and Thunderbird run on Windows Vista.  The offer is part of a weekly lab Microsoft is holding for developers in order to reduce application compatibility problems.
Rory Reid / Crave at
Samsung launches disk-free Q1/Q30 portables  —  It's official — Samsung has gone off hard disk drives.  Not only has the company announced two new portables that use solid state disk (SSD, aka flash) technology, but it recently told Crave that it'll no longer make MP3 players with traditional hard disks, a la iPod.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
New Samsung Q1 versions: one with flash drive and one with Via C7-M?!?
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Hear the Music, Avoid the Mosh Pit  —  Musician Suzanne Vega got her start in the New York folk scene, but now the 1980s star has found a following in cyberspace.  —  With the help of some programmers, Vega created a 3D animated image of herself, called an avatar, and she recently performed inside …
Discussion: Terra Nova and Coolfer
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: Microsoft in buying mood  —  Spending spree takes aim at smaller companies  —  Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer was quick to reply when recently asked why the company wasn't pursuing acquisitions more aggressively.  —  "We are buying more companies than we have ever bought …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
SocialPicks enables collaborative investment research  —  There's no shortage of stock market oriented communities coming online, it's almost hard to tell them apart, but today's entrant is particularly interesting.  SocialPicks is focused on reputation building and small group collaboration.
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Marketing Reality Check: Blogs, Pods, RSS  —  The Reach Most Marketers Crave Still Comes From TV, Print and Internet Ads  —  NEW YORK ( — Digital properties may be VC darlings, hot on Wall Street and coveted by advertisers.  But try telling that to Dave and Jean Bretzlauf …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Cisco buys video-on-demand start-up  —  Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems is set to announce Tuesday that it will spend $92 million to buy a small software start-up called Arroyo Video Solutions to ready itself for the new age of on-demand TV viewing.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Enterprise 2.0 = Next Generation IT  —  After Wikipedia deleted the "Enterprise 2.0" entry, the Enterprise Irregulars swarmed, responding to the critique of the term by a Wikipedian editor as a "neologism of dubious utility" and taking a crack at defining it.
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Seattle internet startups ordered by traffic  —  About a week ago, John Cook at the Seattle PI posted a great list of Seattle area internet startups.  —  I thought it might be fun to see a version of this list ordered by web traffic.  With much thanks to John for the original …
Declan McCullagh / CNET
FTC chief critiques Net neutrality  —  ASPEN, Colo.—The head of the Federal Trade Commission on Monday expressed sharp skepticism toward proposed laws that would levy extensive Net neutrality regulations on broadband providers.  —  Deborah Platt Majoras, the FTC's Republican chairman …
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:15 AM ET, August 22, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Convergence EMEA: Matching business challenges to technological solutions  —  Perspective from Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International, leading up to the keynote in Barcelona at 6:30 a.m. PT on Nov. 30.
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?
What consumers have to say about Bitcoin, P2P, social spending and more  —  We asked 7000 digital consumers how they expect to pay for digital goods & services in the future.  The results are in.
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: How Square's Debut Draws Concerns Over IPO “Ratchets” & Impact on Tech Talent  —  Square's IPO points a spotlight on “IPO Ratchets”—now a common demand among tech investors.  But how might ratchets affect employees?
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: 
Brian Smith /
Google Checkout - The OTA of eCommerce
Discussion: E-consultancy
Mike / Techdirt:
Untangling Verizon's Doublespeak Explaining How New Fees Replace Old Fees
Evan Blass / Engadget:
SanDisk unveils 8GB, expandable Sansa e280
Annalee Newitz / Wired News:
Privacy Debacle Hall of Fame
VCs see opportunity in blogosphere
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
I know you are, but what am I Jeff ? Is this Journalism ?
Thord Hedengren / The Blog Herald:
Snake Witch Project 2.0
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google & MTV Networks Streaming Content Pilot
 Earlier Items:
Could LBO Firms Buy Microsoft?
Exclusive Belkin WiFi Skype Phone Review - First Anywhere!
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Matt Martin /
Wii will retail for around $170 - EA
Discussion: Engadget, Aeropause and Kotaku
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
30 Days of Yahoo Publisher Network
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Discussion: A VC
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
September shall be the bearer of an Apple special "presentation"
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
TechSessions: Media Distribution
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
comScore Figures Show First Google Decline For Nearly A Year, But What To Believe?