Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:25 AM ET, October 8, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Alex Johnson / MSNBC:
Msnbc.com acquires Newsvine  —  First acquisition in 11-year history moves company in new direction  —  Newsvine.com pays users for their stories and displays articles based on user rankings.  —  REDMOND, Wash. - Msnbc.com is diving into citizen journalism and social media by acquiring Newsvine.com …
RELATED:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Newsvine Acquired By MSNBC.com  —  Social news site Newsvine, which launched in March 2006, has been acquired by MSNBC.com, a fifty-fifty joint venture between Microsoft and NBC.  This is MSNBC.com's first acquisition.  —  The deal, which closed on October 5, was all cash, but the acquisition price is not being disclosed.
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
When Old Media Buys a Community  —  MSNBC, owned by MSN and NBC, has bought Newsvine, a sort of citizen journalism, blogging and news-sharing site.  But who stands to lose from the deal, and what does it tell us about the equity of Web 2.0?  —  One commenter on the page that announces the news hits the nail firmly on the head:
Discussion: Newsvine
Newsvine:
Msnbc.com Acquires Newsvine
mikeindustries.com:
Msnbc.com Acquires Newsvine
Discussion: Fimoculous.com and paidContent.org
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Way to Find Your Corner of the Internet Sky  —  IF you know what you're looking for online, Google and other Internet search engines do a pretty good job of helping you find it.  But what if you don't know exactly what you want?  —  Say you are a soccer fan, but you are neither in the market …
Discussion: Social Media and Mark Evans
RELATED:
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:   eBay's StumbleUpon Has New, Novel Contextual Advertising Scheme around Online Video
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
OK, you're right, it IS a bubble  —  When I first started this blog four months ago, one of the first substantive posts I wrote was called "Bubbles on the brain".  —  In it, I attempted to use "logic" to explain the reasons we are most likely not in another dot com bubble.
Discussion: innonate
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Official: Selling Paid Links Can Hurt Your PageRank Or Rankings On Google  —  More and more, I've been seeing people wondering if they've lost traffic on Google because they were detected to be selling paid links.  However, Google's generally never penalized sites for link selling.
Agence France Presse:
SAP agrees 4.8-billion-euro buyout of Business Objects  —  PARIS (AFP) - Germany's SAP, a world leader in business software, announced late Sunday that it had agreed with France's Business Objects on a buy-out worth just over 4.8 billion euros (6.8 billion dollars).
Discussion: TechCrunch and Howard Lindzon
RELATED:
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SAP's growth spurt: $6.8 billion for Business Objects  —  SAP took a page out of Oracle's grow-by-consolidation playbook in acquiring business intelligence leader Business Objects for $6.8 billion (42 Euros per share).  SAP CEO Henning Kagermann positioned the acquisition as part …
Miguel Helft / International Herald Tribune:
With 'phone' project, Google has mobile ad dollars in its sights  —  SAN FRANCISCO: For more than two years, a large group of engineers at Google has been working in secret on a mobile phone project.  As leaks about their efforts have trickled out, expectations in the technology world …
Discussion: Bits, paidContent.org and SMS Text News
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Intel launches a company-ranking site: CoolSW  —  Tomorrow, Intel is launching a Web site that lets people rank the most compelling software business ideas.  —  Called CoolSW (it stands for "cool software"), the site looks much like Digg, the popular site that lets users rank technology-oriented news …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Thou Shalt Not Kill, Except in a Popular Video Game at Church  —  First the percussive sounds of sniper fire and the thrill of the kill.  Then the gospel of peace.  —  Across the country, hundreds of ministers and pastors desperate to reach young congregants have drawn concern and criticism through …
Discussion: GamePolitics.com, Joystiq and Kotaku
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mint Rakes It In  —  Since launching and winning the top spot at our TechCrunch40 conference three weeks ago, personal-finance startup Mint has been on a roll.  On Friday, Mint was named Best of Show at the 2007 Financial Innovations conference (along with peer-to-peer lender Prosper and mortgage-finder Mortgagebot).
Discussion: NetBanker
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Novell wants SCO's bankruptcy protection lifted, objects to "forced loans"  —  Last week Novell filed a motion requesting that the court lift SCO's bankruptcy stay so that Novell can obtain UNIX licensing royalties wrongfully retained by SCO.  Novell has also filed a motion requesting …
Fred Vogelstein / Los Angeles Times:
The Facebook revolution  —  The Internet megahit may be growing into the biggest, most valuable database in the world.  —  When I first met Mark Zuckerberg, he seemed as much a visitor to his surroundings as I was.  It was earlier this summer, in Facebook's boardroom in Palo Alto …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:25 AM ET, October 8, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Royal Caribbean International hits the high seas with Microsoft tech  —  Cruise line equips 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets, in part to use Skype, OneDrive and more to keep in closer touch with family members and friends while away from home.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
How vCloud Hybrid Service is Different: 10 Cloud Capabilities on vCloud Hybrid Service that Don't Exist on AWS  —  With vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), we're firmly focused on solving enterprise customer cloud problems …
Zoho:
Zoho on Zoho: How we use Zoho apps to run the show at Zoholics  —  Our goal for each Zoholics user event is to make it perfect for attendees - our customers who travel from all over the world to learn and make the most of Zoho apps for their business.
Syncano:
iOS Developers: How to Get Instant Notifications on your App  —  Within minutes, you can create dynamic iOS apps on Syncano that instantly reflect changes in data by “subscribing” to changes on Syncano's Sync Server.
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: 
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
California man seeks class action lawsuit over iPhone bricking, lock-in
Discussion: InformationWeek
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
TorrentSpy Traffic Plunges After US Ban
Discussion: DSLreports and Digg
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
From The Information Age To The Connected Age
Shelly Palmer / MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer Video:
Media 3.0 with Shelly Palmer - Episode 43
 Earlier Items: 
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Thoughts on Amazon's Internal Storage System (Dynamo)
David Teare / Switchers' Blog:
iPhone Password Manager
Denise Caruso / New York Times:
Securing Very Important Data: Your Own
Discussion: Gaffney3.com
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it's mass-media business models that are ailing

Steve Coll / New Yorker:
Paying ransom for kidnapped journalists is not a crime, and calling them reckless blames the victims

Associated Press:
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis, held hostage in Syria for 22 months, arrives in US

 
Sister Sites:

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