Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:45 PM ET, October 15, 2007


 Top Items: 
David King / Official Google Blog:
Latest content ID tool for YouTube  —  A few months ago, we announced the initial development of a highly complicated technology platform — content identification tools for YouTube.  Today, we are pleased to launch, in beta form, YouTube Video Identification.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google unveils YouTube antipiracy tool  —  BURLINGAME, Calif.—Google says it has a new system for identifying pirated video on YouTube as it gets uploaded, but the system puts the burden on movie studios and other content owners to provide YouTube copies of the content first.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
YouTube Announces Tool For Angry Copyright Holders  —  After many many months of saying the company was "working on it," Google has finally released the details of its tool to help angry copyright holders deal with their content being shared on YouTube.  The tool doesn't sound all that surprising.
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Google unveils copyright protection tools  —  Technology designed to catch illicit materials posted on YouTube  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Google Inc. on Monday unveiled widely anticipated technology designed to prevent illicit access to copyrighted material on its YouTube video-sharing service …
Discussion: Googling Google
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google releases video filtering system
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Layoffs Letter From CEO Randy Falco  —  More to come on this story, but AOL will lay off 2,000 employees.  Here is the letter to AOL employees that went out at 11 a.m. EDT today from CEO Randy Falco:  —  Dear AOL colleague,  —  Just over a year ago, AOL embarked on an incredibly complex …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Confirmed: AOL Laying Off 2,000: Randy Falco Email
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Reader Stats are Bulls**t (With Proof)  —  Google Reader stats, in case you don't know, are bulls**t.  In fact, all Feedburner stats for most top blogs are bulls**t due to the effect of default feeds.  Want 80,000 free subscribers?  How about 200K or more?  Read on.
Nick / Rough Type:
Caterpillar: Web 2.0 giant  —  There may well be a time when Facebook, YouTube, Digg, and the other Web 2.0 fashion plates make some real money, but for the moment their results pale in comparison to those of the most unexpected beneficiary of the web's recent evolution, the industrial-age stalwart Caterpillar.
Will / New Scientist Invention Blog:
Microsoft mind reading  —  Not content with running your computer, Microsoft now wants to read your mind too.  —  The company says that it is hard to properly evaluate the way people interact with computers since questioning them at the time is distracting and asking questions later may not produce reliable answers.
Discussion: Crave, Rough Type, Boing Boing and Valleywag
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Could EEGs have prevented Clippy?  Microsoft taps brain scan for UI work
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Google's sneak attack?  Adsense for Facebook  —  Is Google-the-Goliath sneaking into the Facebook building — via the basement?  —  Google is actively recruiting third-party developers with applications on Facebook to run Adsense ads within applications pages, VentureBeat has learned.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Is Scribd a Porn Document Network?  —  Please note that this post is NOT SAFE FOR WORK (NSFW).  While I have not embedded any offending images, some of the content and links is objectionable.  —  One of the most popular services for bloggers is called Scribd, a so-called "YouTube for Documents".
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Hatebook Embraces the "Evil" Side of Social Networking  —  We all have bad days (or weeks/months) but many of us may be wary of venting our frustrations online using Facebook, especially since our parents and bosses can now see our status updates and wall posts.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Attention - NewsGator and Bloglines Join APML Workgroup  —  Web users interested in personalization, privacy and increasing sophistication in their applications take note: the Attention Data spec APML (Attention Profiling Markup Language) gained substantial momentum today with the announcement …
Nick Bradbury:   FeedDemon, NetNewsWire and NewsGator Inbox to Support APML
Matt Peckham / Game On:
The Sims Creator to Become BAFTA Fellow  —  Games are capable of being as artistically relevant as any other medium, deal with it.  That's the message the British Academy of Film and Television Arts is sending by way of inducting SimCity and The Sims creator Will Wright into BAFTA's Fellowship …
Discussion: CNET
USA Today:
Google's GPhone strategy could keep user costs low  —  SEATTLE - Google's (GOOG)widely anticipated - and top secret - GPhone mobile phone project could trump Apple's (APPL) glitzy iPhone - by going low cost and low tech, tech analysts say.  —  That scenario gained credence last week …
BBC online to go free over wi-fi  —  The BBC's online services will be made available free of charge at thousands of wi-fi hotspots around the UK.  —  The corporation has agreed a deal with wi-fi firm The Cloud, which operates 7,500 hotspots around the country.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 8:45 PM ET, October 15, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Check out Black Friday deals on hot tech products  —  Look out for 1,000 Windows 10 deals at just 10 cents, Xbox One at $299 and more.
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?
Converting free-to-paid  —  Through a survey of 7000 digital consumers globally, find out what prompts free users to convert to paying customers.
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: Amazon to Hire 100k Workers this Holiday Season, Reflects Shift in US Retail  —  Amazon is the largest employer of seasonal hires in 2015.  How is the overall shift towards e-commerce changing US retail and labor?
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: 
Karl / DSLreports:
DirecTV Hits 72 HD Channels - Still insists 100 by year's end...
Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News: Reverses: Allows Critical Ads on Google
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Partners with BBC on Streaming Video
Discussion: Mashable!
Julie Sloane / Epicenter:
CurrentTV Re-Launches Its Website To Boost User Generated Content
Discussion: Bits
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Secret manual shows Comcast (gasp!) protects customers' privacy
Discussion: DSLreports
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Tipsheet: Information security on the cheap
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Twitter: show me the money!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
AdBrite: Full Page "Skip This Ad" Units Now Available for Everyone
Discussion: Sam Harrelson
 Earlier Items: 
PR Newswire:
Broadcom Leaps Ahead of the Competition with the World's First …
Hitachi hatches a humongous hard drive
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Yet another Ajax toolkit: Eclipse RAP 1.0
Anne Broache / CNET
Supreme Court dumps Microsoft, Best Buy appeal
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
1,200 Marketers Can't Be Wrong: The Future Is in Consumer Behavior
Discussion: A Media Circus, Channel 9 and cgm
Oliver Starr / blognation:
Jiglu is a Smarter Way to Tag Your Content
Rob Mead /
Pirates take over anti-piracy website

From Mediagazer:

Jeremy Borden / Columbia Journalism Review:
How a little-known, Uber-driving freelancer brought the lawsuit that forced Chicago to release a police shooting video

Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Google announces ad partner support for Accelerated Mobile Pages, its version of Facebook's Instant Articles, launching early next year

Alex Weprin / Politico:
CNN pivots HLN back toward news

Sister Sites:

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