Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:40 AM ET, January 21, 2007


 Top Items: 
Brian Solis / PR 2.0:
Enough Already: Getting the Social Media Release All Wrong  —  After spending a week writing "Social Media Killed the Press Release Star," which painstakingly explains in great detail the need to improve the content and overall relevance of PR and press releases as well as putting a microscope …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Stowe's right: kill the social media press release idea now  —  Stowe Boyd speaks out against social media press releases and other lame ideas.  He's right.  I hate that idea too.  Just give us a damn demo of your product and tell us about it.  That's why I usually do two videos with companies …
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
Time to kill the Press Release?  —  For years now, the Press Release (I'm giving it the proper name treatment for this article) was (and really still is) the de facto method for a company to distribute news.  Press Releases go out on the wire (no caps) and show up in the inbox of reporters …
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Big Media's Crush on Social Networking  —  I WAS wandering around recently in Second Life, the much-ballyhooed online virtual world, and had a nice chat with one of its "residents."  But at the end of the talk he (or perhaps she; you never really know in these digital dioramas …
Microsoft Considered IPod Rival, Apple Partnership (Update3)  —  Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, as early as 2003 considered a partnership with Apple Inc. or creating its own digital music player to rival Apple's dominant iPod.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft made the Zune because partner hardware "sucks"  —  Thanks to yet another Microsoft antitrust suit in Iowa, subpoenaed emails have revealed a moment of candidness and clarity at Microsoft in 2003 when Jim Allchin (Co-President, Platforms & Services Division, depicted left) …
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista Content Protection - Twenty Questions (and Answers)  —  A conversation has cropped up since the recent publication of a paper scrutinizing how Windows handles digital rights management, especially for HD video.  I've since looped back with Dave Marsh, a Lead Program Manager responsible …
Discussion: Slashdot
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Limited Numbered Signature Edition (seriously)  —  You have to be seriously freaking into Vista if you're even thinking about the Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Limited Numbered Signature Edition (seriously, we didn't even think Microsoft was capable of a title like that) …
Discussion:, CrunchGear and digg
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Telcos Target Google in 'Neutrality' Fight  —  The latest round in the battle over net neutrality has started, and as usual the telcos have their game plan sussed out and in widespread, synchronized action.  The message?  Google is bad, and wants to control the Internet to keep its cash pile growing.
Discussion: The 463, Verizon and Washington Post
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Geni Overwhelmed With Early Popularity  —  Rumors of the new startup by former PayPal COO David Sacks to be called Geni started a couple of weeks ago.  A few days later, on January 16, Geni launched.  It allows people to create quick and beautiful family trees, got a flood of early attention …
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Google Moving Into In-Game Advertising; In Talks To Buy AdScape Media  —  We had been working on this story for more than a week, and now WSJ beats us to it (darn it): Google is about to buy its way into in-game advertising, has learned, and WSJ is also reporting the same.
Ilya Vedrashko / MIT Advertising Lab:
Google Could Buy In-Game Ads Firm
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Ogle Earth
Michael Cohn / Red Herring: Brings Vlogs to Masses  —  Major media companies and politicians start paying attention, and money, to video bloggers.  — CEO Dina Kaplan wants to make video blogging into a paying profession for video makers.  —  Her company is out negotiating and signing deals …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Blu-ray cracked too?  —  It's still early on to tell whether this is actually true, but HD DVD cracker muslix64 is back, and with the help of another anti-DRM cracker, Janvitos, claims to have also broken the Blu-ray's implementation of AACS.  Although their protection does not yet account …
Discussion: digg
Get it: Nokia Team Suite 1.0 For Nokia E61 / E62  —  One of my favourite Nokia applications is Team Suite.  Up until now, Team Suite was only available on Nokia E50.  I am glad to report that Team Suite has been added to the Nokia Catalogs and is now available for download.
Discussion: Darla Mack and Ring Nokia
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:40 AM ET, January 21, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
A new era of Windows 10 devices  —  Microsoft introduces new Surface, Lumia and Band devices, and shares the latest from HoloLens and Xbox.
What Experian and T-Mobile Didn't Learn from the Target Hack  —  The Experian/T-Mobile hack demonstrates that corporations haven't learned the lessons from the massive Target breach — there are simple rules …
M&A Market Analysis: Preview For Second Half Of 2015  —  M&A activity cooled in the first half of this year after a banner year in 2014.  Is this the start of a larger downturn or just a short-term blip?
Customer Spotlight: The Child Care Square Makes Successful Business Collaboration using Zoho Meeting  —  The Child Care Square is a business based in San Jose, California that provides an easy way to connect parents with licensed child care providers.
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: 
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
How to Reduce RSS Stress In Your Online Life
New Seaman 2 Details  —  The Japanese official site for Seaman 2 …
Discussion: digg
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ MidemNet: MPAA, RIAA, CEA Execs Clash Over DRM & Hardware Controls
Discussion: Coolfer
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Social Media Evolves Music Creation
Discussion: Off On A Tangent
Google to Digitize More than a Million Books from the University …
There's a New Train Comin'
Discussion: and Kotaku
 Earlier Items: 
Chris / LiveSide:
Windows Live Maps imagery update
Business Week:
Yahoo's Unlikely Amigos
Discussion: Screenwerk
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
802.11n spec moves closer to completion
Phone Scoop:
FCC Approves Stripped-Down Sidekick
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
AOL: A warning to niche blogs

From Mediagazer:

Peter Sterne / Politico:
As Gawker traffic stalls, writers told to work faster

Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
By end of 2015, McClatchy expected to scale back national coverage and close its five foreign bureaus in Beijing, Mexico City, Istanbul, Berlin, and Irbil, Iraq

Committee to Protect Journalists:
Somalia, Iraq, and Syria top CPJ's list of places where journalists are killed with impunity

Sister Sites:

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