Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:25 AM ET, May 2, 2008


 Top Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Ballmer Says Microsoft Can Build Ad Business Without Buying Yahoo  —  Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said he is confident that his company can build a competitive online-advertising business without buying Yahoo Inc., but that it “could just take more time.”
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Found: Yang's Lost Microsoft Money  —  Note to Yahoo! Chief Executive Jerry Yang.  —  Word is that you are trying to wring a few more bucks out of Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) for your struggling Web portal.  —  Maybe this will help: The state of California says you have $3,008.46 worth …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and BoomTown
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
The Mac in the Gray Flannel Suit  —  More office workers infatuated with iPods and iPhones are demanding Macs.  Is business ready?  Is Apple?  —  Istvan Banyai  —  Soon after Michele Goins became chief information officer at Juniper Networks (JNPR) in February, she decided to respond …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Ruby, Rails Give Twitter Its Tweet  —  Twitter's reliance on Ruby and Ruby on Rails proves the language's resilience.  —  As the maker of one of the largest applications using Ruby on Rails on the Web, Twitter knows a thing or two about scaling applications built with the popular development framework.
Discussion: WebGuild and Workbench
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Said To Be Abandoning Ruby on Rails  —  We're hearing this from multiple sources: After nearly two years of high profile scaling problems, Twitter is planning to abandon Ruby on Rails as their web framework and start from scratch with PHP or Java (another solution is to stick …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The really interesting FriendFeed page to watch  —  You've seen my ego feed on FriendFeed.  It's the one on the right side of the page on my newly-redesigned blog.  You know, that's where you can find all the crap that +I+ have done on the Internet.  All my Google Reader shared items.
Discussion: Profy.Com
Participate. Participate. Participate. Repeat.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Amazon Sues Over State Law on Collection of Sales Tax  — has filed a lawsuit challenging New York State's new law forcing online retailers to collect sales tax on shipments to state residents.  —  On Friday, Amazon filed a complaint in State Supreme Court in Manhattan objecting to the law …
Discussion: Digital Trends and TeleRead
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Amazon Sues New York State to Void Sales Tax Rules
Discussion: CNET, Gizmodo and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Coming to America: Getting visas to do business in Silicon Valley  —  One of the parlor tricks I like to perform when starting off any Silicon Valley talk or presentation is to ask the audience to raise their hand if they currently live in the area.  Most people raise their hand.
Ulf Waschbusch / Official Google Mobile Blog:
Google on the iPhone makes News, goes around the world and to your Apps domain  —  Google fürs iPhone jetzt auch in deutsch!  Et en français .. en in Nederlands and in many more languages.  When we launched our new Google interface for the iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco last January …
Google News Blog:
Google News now available on your iPhone and iPod Touch
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
An Ode to RSS, On RSS Awareness Day  —  There's just a few hours left in what should be an international holiday - RSS Awareness Day.  Thought up by the good folks at and unknown until this morning to even RSS forefather Dave Winer, RSS Awareness Day is a fantastic idea.
Randall Kennedy / Enterprise Desktop:
Streaming Office: Death knell for Google Apps?  —  It's the holy grail of punditry: You make a bold, unconventional prediction that's way out in front of an emerging trend, then get to gloat as that prediction comes true.  In my case, the prediction involved Microsoft's recently (at the time) acquired SoftGrid technology.
Sridhar / Zoho Blogs:   Streaming Office vs True Web Apps
GTA game smashes UK sales records  —  Critically acclaimed video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA) IV is on course to beat the record for highest first week sales of any video game in the UK.  —  The title sold a record 609,000 copies on its first day of release, generating an estimated £24.4m ($48.5m).
Sarah Gingichashvili / TFOT:
Quickies: Intelligent Sticky Notes  —  Home >> News >> General Technology  —  In an attempt to bring one of the most famous inventions of the 20th century into the digital age, scientists of the “Ambient Intelligence Group” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed the “intelligent stickies”.
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile
Matt Asay / CNET
Will open source save Sun?  —  Sun's most recent quarter took a hit from a slumping US economy, according to Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz.  Revenue from Sun's server computers and storage products fell 2.8 percent.  The company plans up to 2,500 job cuts as it seeks to balance expenses with growth.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Lawyers, money needed for Psystar's legal battle  —  How much longer can Psystar get away with selling Open Computers?  —  Now that Psystar has satisfied any doubts that it's a real company making real products, the propriety of those products seems bound to be tested.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Adobe opens up Flash on mobiles  —  Adobe has announced a plan to try to get its Flash player installed on more mobile devices and set-top boxes.  —  Dubbed Open Screen the initiative lifts restrictions on how its multimedia handling software can be used.  —  Adobe will stop charging licencing fees …
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
The IBM-Google connection  —  LOS ANGELES—Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt gave a speech and chatted with IBM's CEO Sam Palmisano onstage Thursday at IBM's Business Partner Leadership Conference here.  The two talked up their relationship, which primarily involves a joint research project.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:25 AM ET, May 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.
A Single Unprotected Identity Is One Too Many  —  In IT security you're only as strong as your weakest link, but many corporations and federal agencies have implemented polices for only most of their systems and privileged accounts — big mistake.
Unicorn Exits Dip, Boutique Deals Jump  —  The number of “unicorn” exits have dropped, but smaller M&A deals below $100 million have grown in the first half of 2015.  And the IPO window is narrowing.
Customer Success Story: How My Home Doctor Used Zoho CRM to Boost Patient Outreach  —  My Home Doctor provides patients with 24/7, non-emergency medical attention  —  when going to a doctor's office is not an option.
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: 
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Cheng leaves for Google job
Discussion: Mashable!
T-Mobile and Nokia collaborate on mobile services and personal social networks
Joseph Weisenthal /
Earnings: Viacom Q1 Revs Up 15 Percent; Tops Estimates; Rock Band …
Mike Mallon / PRWeb:
MvixUSA Launches Ultra Portable HDD-based Hi-Def Media Player
Discussion: Crave, Engadget, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Get Free Wi-Fi Access on Your Laptop at Starbucks, Barnes and Noble
Discussion: and Gadgetell
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Expression Studio 2 adds Expression Encoder, Silverlight
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Digg Does Data Portability: Is This All We Get?
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digg the Blog
Virtual Earth,An Evangelist's Blog:
Virtual Earth Imagery Release - April, 2008
Discussion: One Microsoft Way and LiveSide
 Earlier Items: 
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sezmi looks to provide alternative for cable / satellite, confuse everyone
Shane McGlaun / I4U News:
Qmotions to Bring Next Gen Wireless Controllers to Xbox
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Intel sales chief promises Atom bombing
Discussion: Electronista
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo Get $100 Million Bill
Discussion: Digital Trends and hypebot
Matt Neuburg / TidBITS:
Prune Your Time Machine Backups Selectively
Neil McAllister / PC World:
Microsoft Backpedals on Windows Updates
ITIF Tech Policy Podcast:
Explaining International Broadband Leadership
Nick O'Neill / The Social Times:
MySpace Begins Charging for Application Promotion

From Mediagazer:

Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
‘No Notoriety’ campaign to not name mass murderers sees progress

Richard Deitsch /
Jason Whitlock and ESPN part ways following his June demotion as EIC of yet-to-launch site The Undefeated

Jane Martinson / Guardian:
BBC economics editor Robert Peston leaving to become political editor at ITV, will host Sunday talk show

Sister Sites:

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