Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:45 PM ET, October 9, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
DealBook:
Google Moves Closer to YouTube Deal  —  Mergers & Acquisitions, Google, YouTube  —  After marathon negotiations over the weekend, Google could announce a deal to buy YouTube.com, the popular video-sharing Web site, for about $1.6 billion as early as Monday afternoon, people involved in the talks said.
RELATED ITEMS:
Associated Press:
YouTube strikes content deals  —  NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube struck deals with CBS and two major music labels Monday as the popular video-sharing website races to befriend content providers and avoid copyright-infringement lawsuits.  —  The separate agreements with CBS, Vivendi's Universal Music Group …
Financial Times:
Google and YouTube in video deals  —  By Aline van Duyn and Paul Taylor in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  YouTube and Google Video both announced video content deals with big US media companies underscoring the change in attitude among established media companies towards …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Beet.TV
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
YouTube signs up Universal, Sony BMG, CBS, and... Google?  —  YouTube has won.  The company today announced a flurry of deals with music labels to offer music videos and other content free of charge, including one with onetime nemesis Universal, which recently claimed that YouTube owed it millions of dollars for copyright infringement.
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
WSJ: Google, YouTube Deal Could Be Today  —  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google's purchase of YouTube could be announced as early as today, after the market closes, although paradoxically the paper is quick to note that the deal still could fall apart.
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
CBS strikes strategic alliance with YouTube
Discussion: TechSpot and PVR Wire
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google, YouTube sign more separate deals; NYT says acquisition …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's GestureLab:
Mr. Mike goes to Washington  —  and gets reamed for his trouble.  But he gets a good post out of it, and that's something.  Something really good, in fact.  Because most of this new Blogosphere 2.0 is just crap.  Well designed, timely, Seth Godinesque, crapola.  Even, or especially, this post.
RELATED ITEMS:
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
ONA: A lesson in journalism
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Mike Arrington vs. The Mainstream Media
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Challenge for Exterminators  —  On a whiteboard in a windowless Microsoft conference room here, an elegant curve drawn by a software-testing engineer captures both five years of frustration and more recent progress.  —  The principle behind the curve — that 80 percent of the consequences come …
RELATED ITEMS:
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   The Vista RC2 feedback rolls in
google.com:
Google To Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion in Stock Combination Will Create New Opportunities for Users and Content Owners Everywhere  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and TechBlog
Gadi / SecuriTeam Blogs:
ICANN ordered by Illinois court to suspend spamhaus.org  —  Information about this court ruling can be found on Spamhaus's web site, here:  —  http://www.spamhaus.org/archive/legal/ e360/kocoras_order_6_10.pdf  —  Apparently, at this stage, it is only a proposed ruling.  But I am no lawyer.
Discussion: Slashdot and broadbandreports.com
RELATED ITEMS:
Mike / Techdirt:
Will Spamhaus Get Shut Down Over Dispute?
Discussion: SecuriTeam Blogs
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Their Crime: Playing iTunes on Devices Not Named iPod  —  Activists protested France's digital rights measures last May.  They want to play music and video, no matter where it was bought, on any device.  —  International Herald Tribune  —  It took more than 10 minutes to persuade …
Discussion: TeleRead
MSMobileNews.Com's RSS Newsfeed:
New Windows Mobile OS "Crossbow" shows its face  —  Windows Mobile 5 is the current OS of choice for Windows Mobile users however the next iteration, codenamed Crossbow, has shown its face, check out the full Pocket PC homescreen shown above!  It has a glossy title bar and soft keys and will feature Vista-esque folder icons etc.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Web video search site Blinkx signs Microsoft pact  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube is a load of laughs.  Finding something specific you want to watch is another matter.  —  (http://www.blinkx.tv) is emerging as the way consumers on a  —  On Monday, Blinkx will announce potentially …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft to Push Out IE 7 This Month  —  Microsoft this month will be pushing out Internet Explorer 7 to Windows users who download security updates through Microsoft Update or Automatic Updates.  —  Last week, Security Fix mentioned that Microsoft intends to ship 11 patches tomorrow, including a "high-priority update."
Sid Yadav / rev2.org:
GreedTube Adds Revenue Model to YouTube  —  Since day one, YouTube has lived on a fully community-oriented model where there isn't any money involved at the user level.  This is about to change with a new service called GreedTube, which seems to be an 'unofficial spinoff' of YouTube promising …
Discussion: Mashable! and WebMetricsGuru
heise.de:
The end of the road for Sony monitors  —  In North America and Japan, Sony's best-selling regions in global terms, the company has as of now ceased to market monitors.  At the end of the year the Japanese group will also terminate its monitor business in Europe - which at 30 percent is also an important market for the company.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Tellme and Cingular Plan Broader Directory Service  —  Tellme Networks and Cingular Wireless are planning an enhanced 411 information service that will use Tellme's voice recognition technology to begin offering some Internet-style searches in addition to telephone directory information.
Mike / Techdirt:
Lessons To Be Learned From Tower Records: When The Market Shifts, You Need To Shift With It  —  from the end-of-an-era dept  —  Two months ago, in noting that Tower Records had filed for bankruptcy for the second time in about two years, we wondered if it was the final word on the pure play music retailer.
Lifehacker:
How to create your own iPod screensaver  —  If you're into iPod hacks and you've got a 5G video iPod, you can create and enable a screensaver on your iPod in a few simple steps.  Here's how: … The screensaver (unfortunately) works only when your iPod isn't playing and is charging, but it is a neat Easter egg that I'd never seen.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:45 PM ET, October 9, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
The Carlsberg Group goes ‘GloCal’ with Office 365  —  Denmark-based brewery finds the right balance between working together at a global level and allowing its many strong regional beer brands to flourish.
VMware:
Why Run Your Exchange Environment In A Hybrid Cloud Model?  —  VMware vSphere has always been a premier destination for virtualizing packaged applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange.
Zoho:
Extended Social Capabilities With Zoho Sites  —  The best websites are the ones that enable visitors to spread the good word easily and social networks usually do this the best.  For businesses, social media …
Syncano:
6 Reasons Why We Love React.js  —  Our front-end team loves trying new things.  New frameworks, new build tools... anything that makes our work more efficient deserves my attention.
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: 
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel said to be seeking strategic partnership with Nvidia
Discussion: TechSpot and The Tech Report
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Windows Live Search Mobile PPCall Deal With Ingenio
Discussion: Screenwerk
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Waleli GSM-doorbell hits version 2.0
Discussion: I4U News and textually.org
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Aruba Networks to install "world's largest" WLAN at OSU
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
T-Mobile hearts Apple. Deal in the works?
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Letting Consumers Control Marketing: Priceless
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Salesforce strives for the on demand Apex
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CNET's Getting Its Groove
Discussion: Between the Lines and digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Comcast getting into movie downloads
Discussion: TeleRead and Lost Remote
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
BuzzLogic: Interview with Co-Founder Mitch Ratcliffe
Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:
Boom years are over for new chip makers, but experience and a good idea can go far
Discussion: GigaOM and VentureBeat
Steven Johnson / New York Times:
The Long Zoom  —  Most eras have distinct "ways of seeing" …
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Our Bad Media:
Fareed Zakaria Never Stopped Plagiarizing: How Dozens Of Episodes Of His CNN Show Ripped Others Off

NetNewsCheck Latest:
Journalism organizations file comments with FCC supporting net neutrality

Dan Reimold / College Media Matters:
College Newspaper Drops Print, First to Operate Primarily on Publishing Platform Medium

 
Sister Sites:

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