Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:15 PM ET, October 25, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Yahoo! Search blog:
Better Bookmarks, Better Toolbar  —  We're here to introduce the new beta versions of the Yahoo! Toolbar (for IE) and Yahoo! Bookmarks.  —  Bookmarks first appeared on the Yahoo! Toolbar in 1999.  Back then, the big virtues of online bookmarks were backup and portability - Yahoo! …
Discussion: Download Squad and Ajaxian
RELATED ITEMS:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Bookmarks Enters 21st Century.  —  Yahoo is unveiling an entirely new Bookmarks product this evening at new.bookmarks.yahoo.com - new interface, new back-end, the works.  A screencast created by Yahoo developer Tom Chi is here which gives an excellent overview of the service …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Yahoo Updates Toolbar and Bookmarks  —  Yahoo is releasing a new version of its toolbar with a powerful new bookmarking feature that integrates seamlessly with Yahoo web search, and features a "radical" new user interface.  —  The new Yahoo toolbar has an improved search function that uses …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Does The Acquisition Dance With News Corp.  —  San Francisco-based startup Digg has been in recent acquisition discussions with a number of companies, including News Corp., according to multiple sources close to the negotiations.  However, the company was unable to land an offer …
Rocketboom / Dembot:
Ze Errors  —  After some discrepancy, Ze Frank has laid into me because he doesn't believe how he could only have a fraction of the audience size of Rocketboom.  —  I was pretty surprised because we have had some friendly emails recently and he has asked me about my stats but apparently didn't believe me.
RELATED ITEMS:
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars  —  Brent Weinstein, left, heads the new UTA Online.  Its three agents are Jason U. Nadler, right, Barrett D. Garese, seated, and Ryan Reber, rear.  —  One of Hollywood's top five talent agencies has created an online unit devoted to scouting …
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Microsoft Zune in depth  —  [...] Last time I was at Microsoft I met with the Zune team and got this in-depth look at Zune (the iPod competitor).  [...] Original post by ScobleShow: Videoblog about geeks, technology, and developers and software by Elliott Back [...]
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Like Yahoo, Google Adds Customized Search Engine  —  Google introduced a tool Monday that allows Web sites and blogs to offer visitors a customized version of its search engine, narrowing down its vast index so the results are more relevant for users.  —  Called the Google Custom Search Engine …
Discussion: David Card and Valleywag
RELATED ITEMS:
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
T-Mobile launches HotSpot @ Home service in selected areas  —  A couple of months ago I was offered a chance to beta test the upcoming T-Mobile UMA service and was given a full kit to try for 6 weeks.  The kit consisted of a T-Mobile branded Linksys router and Samsung UMA WiFi-enabled phone.
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Telecom: Bulking Up to Take On Cable  —  Consolidation has allowed AT&T, BellSouth, and others to achieve the national scale and scope that will enable them to compete  —  The new AT&T has been on a tear.  A year after SBC Communications completed its acquisition of AT&T, the new AT&T (T) …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Associated Press:
Amazon says no to Google info request  —  OCT. 24 4:19 P.M. ET As expected, online retailer Amazon.com Inc. has objected to providing details about its book search feature to rival Google Inc., which says it needs them to fight copyright infringement allegations from a group of authors and book publishers.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Windows Defender Leaves Beta  —  Microsoft has released another fine piece of software, Windows Defender for Windows XP.  Some new features the final release has over the most recent beta:  — New option to display Windows Defender system tray icon even when there are no pending actions needed.
Associated Press:
Hacker claims to have cracked iPod restrictions  —  SAN JOSE, California (AP) — A hacker known for cracking the copy-protection technology in DVDs claims to have unlocked the playback restrictions of Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod and iTunes music products and plans to license his code to others.
Discussion: Slashdot
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Firefox 2 is no dud  —  Arguably the world's most popular open source project ever, Mozilla Firefox just got even better today with its 2.0 production release.  Previously I've written articles that compared Firefox and IE, and listed a few tips for tweaking Firefox, so I was tempted to pass on a new Firefox article.
RELATED ITEMS:
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies new transfer tool for XP-Vista migration  —  Making deployment of Windows Vista hassle-free is a big priority for Microsoft — and one of the ways the Softies believe they'll be able to make good on their claim that Vista will be the most rapidly adopted version of Windows ever.
RELATED ITEMS:
Benjamin Heckendorn / Engadget:
How-To: Craft an analog control stick for your Sony PSP (part 2)  —  Every so often, that console-modding Benjamin Heckendorn wanders away from his lair at benheck.com to share some interesting projects with Engadget.  —  A couple weeks ago we showed you, the teeming PSP loving masses …
Discussion: Joystiq and You NEWB
VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
trixbox 2.0 released  —  trixbox 2.0 beta will be available for download on Wednesday.  This release will be Fonality's first big contribution to the trixbox/Asterisk community after the recent Fonality acquisition of trixbox. which certainly caused a stir within the Asterisk community.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Blatant Facebook Rip-Off Gets Acquired  —  It was announced today that China's leading college social networking site has been acquired for an undisclosed sum.  That sounds reasonable, since the Chinese social networking space is growing fast.  But I was shocked to load up the site …
Discussion: Social Degree and digg
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. Sues Amazon.com Over Patents  —  I.B.M., the holder of the largest patent storehouse in corporate America, often finds itself defending itself against patent claims from aggressive plaintiffs, seeking a payout.  —  But I.B.M. became the aggressor yesterday when it filed two lawsuits …
Discussion: Valleywag
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
MusicForMe cracks AllOfMP3's MusicForMasses DRM  —  Last week I reported on MusicForMasses, a new program from questionable Russian online music retailer AllOfMP3 that lets you download and listen to every song in their expansive library for free, provide you use their very limited Windows player that requires a net connection.
Discussion: .:UNEASYsilence:. and digg
Eric Nagourney / New York Times:
Hazards: A Study Gauges the Risks for Ears With iPods  —  Avid iPod users who wonder if they are putting their hearing at risk may find some relief in a new study that tries to arrive at guidelines for safe listening levels.  —  The key to avoiding hearing damage, the researchers say …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 2:15 PM ET, October 25, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Open source and the cloud: Changing the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes  —  Parents and patients have figured out how to remotely keep watch over glucose levels via smartphones, computers and the Pebble smartwatch running on Microsoft Azure.
Amazon Cognito:
Amazon Cognito - User Identity and Data Synchronization Service  —  Save mobile user data in the cloud and access it even when users are offline.  Get free 10GB storage & 1 Million Syncs per month now.
Amazon WorkSpaces:
Desktop in the cloud with Amazon WorkSpaces  —  Manage secure desktops from multiple devices.  Amazon WorkSpaces is managed, secure & simple.  Scale up and down easily.  Get started today.
Zoho:
Have you found the right contact management tool yet?  —  Can you use an axe to prune roses, or a hacksaw to chop veggies?  —  They may get the job done, but is either of them the right tool for the job?
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …
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: 
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
iLike Brings Free Indy Music to iTunes Recommendations
WordPress.com Blog:
Domain Registration and Mapping
Om Malik / GigaOM:
LiFe without Broadband Not worth it
John Leyden / The Register:
Vista kernel fix 'worse than useless'
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Newsgator says they will do the right thing...
Discussion: CNNMoney.com, Message and AdJab
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Maps "More Info" Box
Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo! Search Weather Update and Support for 'NOODP'
 Earlier Items: 
Colin Campbell / Next Generation:
Analyst Says Xbox 360 Could Do Better
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Michael Zhang / Folksonomy.org:
Interview with FeedBurner  —  Dick Costolo is cofounder and CEO of FeedBurner.
Discussion: Blogging Pro
Constance Loizos / Mercury News:
Isn't one start-up enough?
Discussion: VentureBeat
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
This PC wants to save the world
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Crave
Alex Davis / Courier-Journal:
MySpace.com ads work
Stevenberlinjohnson / stevenberlinjohnson.com:
INTRODUCING OUTSIDE.IN  —  So it's an exciting time around here at SBJ headquarters.
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
New friends: The Washington Post and The Texas Tribune enter into a new reporting partnership

Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
Inside the Business of the Serial Podcast

Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Mike Wilson, managing editor of FiveThirtyEight, named editor of Dallas Morning News, starting in February

 
Sister Sites:

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