Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:55 AM ET, May 24, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Live Search:
Book search winding down  —  Today we informed our partners that we are ending the Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects and that both sites will be taken down next week.  Books and scholarly publications will continue to be integrated into our Search results, but not through separate indexes.
RELATED:
InfoWorld:
Microsoft shuts down book search
Discussion: Bloomberg and Techdirt
ImportGenius.com:
New 3G Apple iPhone in U.S., Canada, Suggests Customs Data  —  Since mid-March, Apple Inc. and its logistics partners have imported 188 ocean containers of a product type never before declared on its shipping manifests.  —  With iPhones currently out of stock at many Apple stores …
Peter X. Deng / Facebook Blog:
Update Your Profile From More Websites  —  A few weeks ago, we told you about the new ability to import stories into your Mini-Feed from other sites.  Since then, we've been working on increasing the number of sites that work with this feature.  We're happy to report that now …
RELATED:
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Facebook triples the number of services you can import into your feed — moving in on FriendFeed?  —  Facebook continues to inch closer to competing with FriendFeed.  Today the social network announced eight more services that you can import into the Mini-Feed on your profile.
Discussion: Webomatica and CNET News.com
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Rumor: Tablet Mac coming this fall (updated 3x)  —  I don't often publish first hand rumors, but today I've something special for you, if you like tablets that is.  —  A little birdy tells me that Apple will announce a 12 or 13-inch tablet in the fall of this year.  Most likely in the September or October time frame.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, LoopRumors and TG Daily
RELATED:
Arn / MacRumors:
Tablet Mac Coming in Fall 2008?  —  Jason O'Grady revives rumors of a tablet Mac in his ‘The Apple Core’ blog today with claims that the long-rumored Mac Tablet would finally be arriving later this year.  —  Specifically, he believes that Apple will announce a 12" or 13" tablet “in the fall” of this year.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
MicroHoo: The Gates Factor  —  Sure, Microsoft and Yahoo are talking this weekend and they are talking about a lot of configurations of a revived deal to merge the companies together in some way that makes all parties happy.  —  But make no mistake: It is Yahoo (YHOO) pushing the one-price-buys-all idea …
The Register:
Social networking site bans oldies over sex offender fears  —  Over 36?  You can't play  —  A social networking site has deleted most of its users over the age of 36 because it claims older users pose a danger of sex offending.  It claims to be forced into the action by the Government …
Discussion: WebGuild and Faceparty
RELATED:
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Social Networking Site Bans Anyone Over Age 36 To (Sorta) Deal With Sex Offender Law  —  from the say-what-now?  dept  —  We've pointed out the ridiculousness of various laws (and proposed laws) to require all sex offenders to register their usernames and emails — and to have social networking sites match …
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
How “Why Startups Fail” Fails  —  David Feinleib at Mohr Davidow Ventures pens a piece called, “Why Startups Fail.”  Here are his four reasons with my thoughts below. … This is exactly why we encourage new companies to stay as far away from venture funding as they can.  VC's encourage you to spend!
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER
RELATED:
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Zune Now Eligible for Protection Under Endangered Species Act … Apparently not.  And, perhaps, you never will.  —  GameStop (GME) has stopped selling Zunes.  During a quarterly earnings call yesterday, Gamestop CFO David Carlson said the retailer had pulled Microsoft's (MSFT) …
RELATED:
TheStreet.com:
GameStop to Stop Zune Sales
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akimbo, Dot Gone  —  Akimbo, an early entrant in the Internet Video game has shuttered its doors, as first indicated by VentureBeat and confirmed by NewTeeVee.  Peter Chantel, CFO of the company told NewTeeVee that the nine-year-old company has held onto a skeleton staff that will find a buyer for the company.
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
It's Time For FriendFeed To Kill Twitter  —  The big news today is that Twitter was up for short period, before once again going down.  —  So that was a little sarcastic, but news of Twitter being down simply isn't news anymore.  There has been another round (seemingly never ending now) …
InfoWorld:
SF's BART in talks for full Wi-Fi rollout  —  The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is negotiating with a startup for a Wi-Fi network that would provide fast Internet access to riders throughout its 104-mile regional rail system.  —  BART would not pay anything for the network …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Daily Yomiuri Online:
Man ‘stole rental cars after planting GPS devices in them’  —  A 30-year-old man has been indicted on charges of stealing rental cars by installing global positioning system devices in rented vehicles, tracking their location after they are returned to rental companies, and then stealing them by using copied keys, police said.
Discussion: Homotron.net, CrunchGear and Engadget
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Cable Prices Keep Rising; Customers Keep Paying  —  Americans discouraged by higher gas prices and airline fares may decide to spend more vacation time at home, perhaps watching television.  —  But that, too, will cost them more than ever.  —  Cable prices have risen 77 percent since 1996 …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 1:55 AM ET, May 24, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Teachers use Bing home page lesson plans to encourage critical thinking skills  —  Find out how free lesson plans based on images like this Siberian tiger from Bing's home page encourage students to explore subjects in creative and thought-provoking ways.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
Why Run Your Exchange Environment In A Hybrid Cloud Model?  —  VMware vSphere has always been a premier destination for virtualizing packaged applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange.
Zoho:
Zoho on Zoho: How we use Zoho apps to run the show at Zoholics  —  Our goal for each Zoholics user event is to make it perfect for attendees - our customers who travel from all over the world to learn and make the most of Zoho apps for their business.
Syncano:
iOS Developers: How to Get Instant Notifications on your App  —  Within minutes, you can create dynamic iOS apps on Syncano that instantly reflect changes in data by “subscribing” to changes on Syncano's Sync Server.
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: 
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Blu-ray Awaits Its Spoils
Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
April Search Market Share: Yahoo! Up... A Little
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Media Duped by Fake Story About Boy Who Hired Hookers
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
On Twitter, architecture, and lying in the grass
Discussion: Sriram Krishnan
Jeffrey Silva / RCR Wireless News:
FCC may auction another 25 MHz of spectrum
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pioneering Music Piracy Group Suffers Another Conviction
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
HTC Touch Dual finally coming to Best Buy this weekend
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Nine Company Blogs That Are Fun For Anyone to Read
 Earlier Items: 
IDG News Service:
Users Will Be Able to Transfer N-Gage Games, Says Nokia
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TheRarestWords: Intriguing Semantic SEO Project from Russia
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CrunchBase Now Integrated With LinkedIn API
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Court smacks Autodesk, affirms right to sell used software
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Linking to movies leads to $4 million in fines
Discussion: TechSpot, WebProNews and Digg
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel to bundle SSDs as part of Centrino 2 platform
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What to expect from Steve Jobs on June 9
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
A&E Networks agrees to pay $250M for a 10% share of Vice Media, valuing it at $2.5B

Sharon Cotliar / People:
Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News

Om Malik:
Google could help the news industry by building a search tool with better historical context

 
Sister Sites:

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