Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:55 PM ET, November 19, 2007


 Top Items:
Introducing Amazon Kindle  —  Revolutionary Portable Reader Lets Customers Wirelessly Download Books in Less Than a Minute and Automatically Receive Newspapers, Magazines and Blogs  —  No PC Required, No Hunting for Wi-Fi Hot Spots  — (NASDAQ:AMZN) today introduced Amazon Kindle …
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
15 Things I Just Learned About the Amazon Kindle  —  • Its eBooks have DRM (filetype: .AZW), but it supports unprotected Mobipocket books (.MOBI, .PRC), .TXT files, HTML, and Word.  Some files can be transferred over USB, while others have to be emailed to the special per-device Kindle email.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Kindle Versus The iPhone  — Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has created a reason to switch from bound paper books to bits — a device with a wireless connection able to download digital books on the go.  The problem: Low-cost laptops and smart phones, such as Apple's iPhone …
Nick / Rough Type:
The Luddite dream of Jeff Bezos  —  Writes Jeff Bezos today, on the home page: … It's this decidedly old-fashioned experience - this pre-Web experience - that Bezos says he sought to replicate with Kindle, Amazon's pricey new ebook.  No reading-by-committee.  No the-crowd-is-the-author rigmarole.
Discussion: ct2 and The Register
Rafe Needleman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Become a Kindle author
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from the Amazon Kindle launch event
Discussion: InfoWorld, Tech Blog and Digg
Denise Dubie / Computerworld UK:
Microsoft struggling to convince about Vista  —  Another survey highlights business concern about migration  —  The majority of IT professionals worry that migrating to Windows Vista will make their networks less stable and more complex, according to a new survey.
Vista SP1 a Performance Dud
Discussion: Brandon Live! and open
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Windows Vista: The 'Eh' Starts Now
Discussion: MSNBC and ZDNet
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft will install Vista SP1 on your PC - if you live in Silicon Valley
Dan / UNEASYsilence:
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Secretly Tracking iPhone IMEI and Usage (with proof)  —  As I sit here applying a new layer of Reynolds tin foil to my international hat of conspiracy, its been proven that Apple tracks iPhone usage and tracks IEMI numbers of all their iPhones worldwide.
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Rumoursville: Google sniffing round Skype  —  It's been a while since the last juicy web business rumour, so this will do nicely.  —  Currently in favour around London's webbist community is the rumour that Google has been in negotiations to buy Skype, the web telephony firm, from eBay.
Fred / A VC:
Techmeme: A Cautionary Tale  —  I've been thinking about writing this post for the past several weeks as I watched this blog drop from high 40s on the techmeme leaderboard to the 50s, to the 60s, to the 70s, and now as of this weekend, off of it completely.  Yes, my ego hurts when this blog …
Seth LaForge / Google LatLong:
Think globally, mark locally  —  The last time I threw a party, I used the My Maps feature of Google Maps to tell my friends exactly how to find my house.  But if they'd just searched Maps on their own for my address and had gone to the marker location, they would have been partying in the middle of the street!
Business Wire:
HP Reports Fourth Quarter 2007 Results  — Fourth quarter GAAP operating profit up 38% to $2.6 billion; $0.81 earnings per share, up from $0.60 a year earlier  — Fourth quarter non-GAAP operating profit up 27% to $2.8 billion; $0.86 earnings per share, up from $0.68 a year earlier
HP records quarterly profit, beats analyst estimates
Discussion: Reuters
John / Plaxo's Personal Card:
Early Pulse Results: "Open" is Good for Business  —  When we launched the beta of Pulse in August, we made a strategic bet — that the market was ripe for an "open social network" (rather than yet another "walled garden").  —  The idea was that we could play a role in the emergence of a social web that was as open as the web itself.
Discussion: The Real McCrea and TechCrunch
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Plaxo: OpenSocial's been the gift that keeps on giving
Discussion: Mashable!
PR Newswire:
AT&T Agrees to Acquire Ingenio, a Pioneer and Leading Provider of Pay Per Call Search and Directory Solutions  —  New Capabilities Will Provide Advertisers With Additional Innovative Directory Advertising Services  —  AT&T Inc. announced today that an AT&T subsidiary has agreed …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
GPhone Pics!  Open-Source 'Bug' Can Run Android  —  Bug Labs founder Peter Semmelhack just gave us a peek at his company's prototype "open-source" mobile gadget, which should go on sale next month.  The "Bug" is essentially a Lego kit for geeks: A base unit can connect to modules like LCD touchscreens …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Valleywag
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Survey: Google search share climbs even higher  —  Google's stock price wasn't the only thing climbing last month.  The search giant's share of the U.S. Internet search market grew to more than 64 percent in October, from 61 percent a year earlier, according to results released by Hitwise today.
Discussion: and WebProNews
Scott Moritz /
AT&T, EchoStar Deal Nears  —  AT&T (T - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) and EchoStar (DISH - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) are preparing the final terms of a $29.5 billion buyout deal that could be announced this week, has learned.  —  Negotiations for AT&T to buy EchoStar have turned …
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Now let us praise the humble, jetless Google founders  —  Eh?  —  Comment Casting around for an example of the simple life to use in an Arab-bashing column, veteran columnist and editor Alexander Chancellor alighted on what he must have thought was the perfect foil to the free-spending Saudis.
Discussion: Valleywag
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 6:55 PM ET, November 19, 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 …
The Dream That Changed The Oracle Employer Brand  —  Learn how Oracle turned into a magnetic employer brand through social recruiting and a strategy that produced agency-like results with an in-house team.
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: 
Prices  —  It's surreal isn't it?  Is this how you pictured it?
PR Newswire:
SAP Announces Management Transition at TomorrowNow
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
More specs of Dell's Latitude XT tablet PC
The Morning News:
The Laptop Club  —  When I saw Amy Tiemann's blog post on CNET …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Gadget Lab
Vodafone Gets Restraining Order On T-Mobile's iPhone Sales
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Web Sites Go Fishing in TV's Advertising Revenue Stream
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Piper Jaffray places emphasis on Apple shares ahead of Macworld
 Earlier Items: 
Parents of MySpace hoax victim seek legal recourse
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Update: Wal-Mart's Saturday "Secret Sale" to Feature 80GB PS3 with 15 Free Movies
Discussion: TechSpot News
Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone to get 3G in May 2008  —  Apple is asking for 30 per cent …
Ministry bans Wikipedia editing
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
TinyURL Outage Illustrates the Service's Risks
Louise Story / New York Times:
A Web Site for Pet Lovers, and Marketers Who Love Them