Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:40 PM ET, March 19, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Bloggers Raising Money.  Here Come The Politics.  And Here Comes My Rant.  —  More blogs are raising venture capital, we're hearing from people they've pitched.  Newcomer Silicon Alley Insider is looking for a $3 - $5 million round, if reports are correct.
RELATED:
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Company Note: Wrong on All Counts  —  Mike, Despite your apparent cold war with us, all it would have taken you to get the facts is drop me an e-mail.  Instead, you got it wrong on all counts::  TechCrunch reports that our company is looking to raise $2 million to $3 million and that we are also considering selling the company.
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
TechCrunch Wants to Merge With Blogosphere, Kill CNET  —  We've argued that there will soon be a big blog-network consolidation wave.  We've argued that big media conglomerates will eventually start scarfing up the leading blog networks.  We've argued that someday TechCrunch might sell to CNET for $100+ million.
Discussion: ben barren
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Profy.Com:
Cult of Personality: What Has Web 2.0 Done to Journalism?
Discussion: SEO and Tech Daily
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Spreadsheets Adds Gadgets, a Directory of Features  —  Google Spreadsheets, the most mature application from Google's online office suite, has suddenly become much better.  —  Now you can get email notifications when your collaborators make changes or edit some specific cells.
RELATED:
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:   Google Spreadsheet Gadgets and More
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google sees surge in Web use on hot mobile phones  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has seen an acceleration of Internet activity among mobile phone users in recent months since the company has introduced faster Web services on selected phone models, fueling confidence the mobile Internet era …
RELATED:
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Sees “Watershed Moment” For Mobile Usage  —  Google is now reporting that it is seeing a rapid increase in mobile Internet search and usage on several platforms.  According to an interview with Reuters, Google mobile product manager Matt Waddell said, “We have very much hit a watershed moment in terms of mobile Internet usage.
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong  —  One Infinite Loop, Apple's street address, is a programming in-joke — it refers to a routine that never ends.  But it is also an apt description of the travails of parking at the Cupertino, California, campus.
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
The reality of the RDF: how Apple motivates us to creativity  —  Starting back when it was Apple Computer, the company now known simply as Apple has attempted to foster a strong brand identity that's associated with an image of creativity.  Now, a new study (PDF) that will appear …
Discussion: One More Thing
RELATED:
Tod / PhysOrg.com:
Logo Can Make You ‘Think Different’  —  Whether you are a Mac person …
Discussion: MacUser and Slashdot
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Apple mulls unlimited music bundle  —  Apple is in discussions with the big music companies about a radical new business model that would give customers free access to its entire iTunes music library in exchange for paying a premium for its iPod and iPhone devices.
RELATED:
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Steve Jobs Back To Being A Fan Of DRM In iPhone ‘Bundle’?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell's Latitude XT2 plans revealed  —  That's Dell's product rendering for its second generation Latitude XT convertible tablet.  Expected in November 2008, the XT2 will ship with Intel's latest Montevina, er “Centrino 2” architecture in your choice of ULV or LV CPUs, new UMA graphics supporting Vista Aero …
ClickZ:
The Google Conflict: Search Engine or Destination?  —  Google's search results are evolving into destination pages, marking a change in the way marketers and Google itself will have to do business.  —  That assessment was made by several speakers during a Search Engine Strategies …
RELATED:
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Google Transformation from Just Search to Destination
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Semantic Hacker One-Million Dollar Challenge  —  Semantic startups and projects are hot right now.  (See Radar Networks, Freebase, Blue Organizer, Hakia, even Yahoo).  But what do you do if you are a little-known technology company in Rochester, New York with a powerful semantic-analysis engine …
Discussion: hakia Blog
RELATED:
Paul Miller / The Semantic Web:
TextWise offers $1million for an American semantic hack
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Market Wire:
Sony Ericsson sees moderating growth of mobile phone units with related effects on sales and profit in the first quarter 2008  —  Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB ("Sony Ericsson") today announces that moderating sales growth of mobile phone units is expected to negatively impact net sales …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
RELATED:
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Sony Ericsson Warns: Mobile Phone Demand Softening
Discussion: Electronista and Crave
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Dell reportedly plans to resume handheld device business  —  Dell reportedly plans to resume its handheld device business and the company may team up with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to develop Windows Mobile-based handheld devices, according to market sources in Taiwan.
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Adobe developing Flash for iPhone  —  Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has confirmed his company is now working with Apple with a view to offering Flash support on the iPhone.  —  The move follows Apple's release of the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK).  Narayen, who was speaking during …
RELATED:
Naomi Gleit / Facebook Blog:
More Privacy Options  —  Today, we are introducing privacy changes that work towards our goal of giving you the control you need in order to share information comfortably on Facebook.  There are two ways we've changed things: a standardized privacy interface across the site, and new privacy options available through this interface.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Using Friendfeed's Imaginary Friends as a Master Aggregator  —  Like lots of bloggers, my latest fascination these days is Friendfeed.  The site, which opened up to everyone about three weeks ago, has been on fire.  It aggregates the various streams of all your friends from across …
eMarketer:
Online Advertisers To Spend Through Turbulence  —  The shift online will continue in 2008.  —  eMarketer predicts that, despite the economic rough patch, US online advertising will continue to grow through 2008.  Online ad spending will rise by 23%.  —  Yet even that reduced rate of growth …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 2:40 PM ET, March 19, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
Why Your Organization Needs a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan  —  Businesses know they need to back up their data, their workloads and their applications in the event that disaster strikes.
Zoho:
Get Instant HR Alerts and Live Feeds with Zoho People.  —  Jack, an executive, applies for a travel approval through his company's HR portal.  His manager misses the request amongst other important emails.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
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: 
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo turns to radio ads to lure Google Web searchers
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google about to drop the other Enterprise shoe on Microsoft?
Discussion: Between the Lines
Port 25:
Supernova  —  I'm writing this from EclipseCon in Santa Clara …
Microsoft Help and Support:
After you install security update 943985, Excel 2003 calculations …
Discussion: MSRC
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Ad newtork Federated Media close to raising $30M round, valued at $200M
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
First iPhone Developer acceptances confirmed
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Star Banker Returns to Roots With His Own Venture
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
SlideRocket Presentation Web App Enters Private Beta; Get Your Invite Here
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Heater / Gearlog:
Western Digital Introduces New 640GB Drives
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Best Buy Pledges $10 Million to Past HD DVD Buyers; Trade-Ins, Too
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New Design for Google Japan
Discussion: Search Engine Land
BBC:
Microsoft releases Vista update
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft releases ‘near final’ hypervisor for Windows Server
Discussion: InfoWorld, Microsoft and Inquirer
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Assessing success in the FCC's 700MHz auction
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
5 Ways To Have Fun with Twitter When You're Bored
John Borland / Technology Review:
The Technology That Toppled Eliot Spitzer
Discussion: Epicenter
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Associated Press:
Gatehouse Media parent agrees to buy Providence Journal from Belo for $46M in cash

Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
PBS Chief Paula Kerger Talks ‘Sherlock,’ Streaming and Cable's Exit From Education

BuzzFeed:
39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color

 
Sister Sites:

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