Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:40 PM ET, March 2, 2008


 Top Items: 
Intel Announces Intel® Atom™ Brand for New Family of Low-Power Processors  —  Intel's Smallest Processor Built Using World's Smallest Transistors Designed for New Internet Devices, Low-Cost PCs  —  The Intel® Atom™ processor will be the name for a new family …
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Intel Drops an ‘Atom’ Brand  —  The chip maker's new Atom brand includes its Diamondville chip for low-cost laptops and its Silverthorne processor for mobile Internet devices.  —  Intel's latest branding scheme is truly atomic.  —  Starting March 3, Intel will corral all its processors for MIDs …
Mark Bittman / New York Times:
I Need a Virtual Break.  No, Really.  —  I TOOK a real day off this weekend: computers shut down, cellphone left in my work bag, land-line ringer off.  I was fully disconnected for 24 hours.  —  The reason for this change was a natural and predictable back-breaking straw.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and Memex 1.1
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Offline Wars about to heat up?  —  Ryan Stewart (who works at Adobe) wonders if Microsoft is bringing an offline version of Silverlight out this week at Mix.  —  I'm hearing that Google is about to ship something major offline too.  —  So, for the next month we might hear “go offline” …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Ryan Stewart
Nick / Rough Type:
Rumor: Microsoft set for vast data-center push  —  I've received a few more hints about the big cloud-computing initiative Microsoft may be about to announce, perhaps during the company's Mix08 conference in Las Vegas this coming week.  One of the cornerstones of the strategy, I've heard …
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Hollywood, Silicon Valley and AT&T?  It's a Deal  —  Hollywood and Silicon Valley have something of a Mars/Venus problem: the two sides are talking but they don't speak each other's language.  A new venture involving a phone company may just add Pluto into the mix.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will RealNetworks Buy Scrabulous?  —  Scrabulous is like Danger Mouse's The Grey Album of Facebook Apps.  Everyone loves it except the guys who own Scrabble (Mattel and Hasbro), the board game that inspired Scrabulous.  —  The legal troubles of the game cooked up by Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla …
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
Online Scrabble Craze Leaves Game Sellers at Loss for Words  —  NEW DELHI — The latest bane of office productivity is Scrabulous, a virtual knockoff of the Scrabble board game, with over 700,000 players a day and nearly three million registered users.  —  Fans of the game are obsessive.
John Fontana / PC World:
Rules altered in OOXML standardization process  —  Rules changed on the fly to meet five-day deadline to discuss concerns with specification; final vote due in 30 days  —  ISO delegates working to standardize Open Office XML created new rules on the fly to cover the fact they failed …
Discussion: Open Source
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The verdict is in: The Pownce API kicks Twitter's ass  —  Sorry Ev and Biz and Jack, but they got your number over there at Pownce.  —  I've been asking Twitter to support payloads for months now, and now I have what I was asking for, but it came from Pownce, and it's beautifully implemented …
Greg Linden / IEEE Spectrum:
People Who Read This Article Also Read...  The recommendation systems that suggest books at Amazon and movies at Netflix will soon bring you personalized news  —  The newspaper, that daily chronicle of human events, is undergoing the most momentous transformation in its ­centuries-old history.
Discussion: It's Rishi and Geeking with Greg
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:40 PM ET, March 2, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Explore 3 futuristic Microsoft hardware labs  —  Explore a few of Microsoft's mind-blowing hardware labs, where a brilliant, diverse and cross-disciplinary cast of scientists make essential contributions to devices of today and tomorrow.
CEO Fraud: A First Hand Encounter  —  “CEO Fraud” is a sophisticated social engineering attempt to swindle money from companies — and it's working.  The FBI reports that over 7,000 victims have lost $750 million in the last 2 years from this scam.
It's All About Relationships When Selling Your Startup  —  What is actually required for a startup to get to an M&A?  While the popular image may be Facebook buying Instagram over one weekend, that's not how it usually happens.
Connect project management and issue tracking with our Task and Bug Linking feature  —  When it comes to building and distributing software, both development and testing go hand in hand.
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: 
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The Times better change
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Was Windows XP Microsoft's last good OS?
Discussion: p2pnet
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
i-mate's US outpost implodes, most laid off
Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
Japanese robots enter daily life
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Biographicon Wants To Be Wikipedia For The Non-Notable Masses
Mark Evans:
So How is Wordpress Going to Make Money, Matt?
Dan Farber / CNET
Google CEO Schmidt practices the art of stonewalling
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Twitter Details SXSW Traffic Preparation Measures