Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:40 PM ET, September 4, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Available Now: Windows XP $399, Ubuntu $349  —  The way Dell introduced the Inspiron Mini 9 was pretty inspired, so it's almost been depressing watching the steady stream of leaks deflate it into a now familiar device, even though it's only being released today.
RELATED:
Jay Pinkert / Your Blog:
Without Further Ado, Meet Your New Best Friend  —  The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 launches today - 8 a.m. Central - in the U.S., Japan and some European countries (check local listings).  Starting price for the XP version - available now — is $399 USD.  An Ubuntu Linux version will be available later, starting at $349 USD.
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell plays defense with Mini 9 netbook
BBC:
Google tweaks Chrome licence text  —  Google has rescinded an article of the user agreement for its new browser, Chrome, released on Tuesday.  —  The initial agreement claimed rights over “any Content which you submit, post or display on or through” the browser.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
RELATED:
Sony eSupport:
Important Notification for the Sony VAIO® TZ Series  —  Sony takes pride in the quality of its products.  Recently, we became aware of a potential issue affecting the following notebook PC models:  — VGN-TZ100 series  — VGN-TZ200 series  — VGN-TZ300 series  — VGN-TZ2000 series
RELATED:
CPSC:
Sony Recalls Notebook Computers Due to Burn Hazard
Discussion: TG Daily
NBC Universal:
CNBC AND LINKEDIN ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE  —  Collaboration To Include Content Distribution, Technology Integration And Content Development  —  ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA.  - September 3, 2008 - CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, and LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network …
RELATED:
Chris Snyder / Epicenter:
CNBC Socializes With LinkedIn
Discussion: CNET News.com and WebProNews
Dan Nye / The LinkedIn Blog:
CNBC gets LinkedIn
Discussion: CNBC and The Social Times
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Amazon kills Unbox, brings Video on Demand to life  —  Amazon's new online streaming video service, Video on Demand, isn't going to win any awards for creative branding.  Then again, to have a service with such a straightforward name replace one that had anything but, Unbox, may be a good thing.
Discussion: WebProNews and Valleywag
RELATED:
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
JP Morgan Cuts Online Ad Outlook; Gap Between Search And Display Widens  —  JP Morgan internet analyst Imran Khan is lowering his online ad spend forecast into next year due to the worsening economy.  Sensing that marketers are becoming more conservative with their ad spend …
RELATED:
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Gap Widens in Online Advertising  —  Rivals Struggle to Catch Up to Google As Buyers Favor Search Ads Over Display  —  Spending on Internet advertising is climbing at a healthy clip — rising 20% in the U.S. in the second quarter — and growth forecasts are strong despite the weak economy.
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
One Of The Coolest Homepages I've Seen  —  Last week my friend David Rose's company Angelsoft launched a new homepage for their website and I have to say it is one of the coolest homepages I have ever seen.  —  To summarize, Angelsoft is a platform that almost every angel investor group, and many VCs use to manage deal flow.
Discussion: Online Dating Insider and A VC
Arn / MacRumors:
Photo of the 4th Generation iPod Nano?  —  Alibaba, a B2B marketplace, has a photo (via Zollotech) of what appears to be the 4th generation iPod Nano that is expected to be released next week.  —  We can't be for sure if this represents a photo of the actual device, or simply a mockup based …
RELATED:
ZolloTech:   True Picture of 4th Gen iPod Nano Revealed, Same Old Connector
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Why Chrome is a win-win for Google  —  For those that have been off-line for the last few days and without access to a television or other forms old media, Google has announced and released the first version of its own web browser called Chrome (see ReadWriteWeb's extensive coverage).
Discussion: Electronista
RELATED:
Tim Anderson / The Register:
Chrome: A new force for web applications?
Discussion: Your Blog
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Multi-Touch Data Fusion Adds Camera, Voice, Force Sensors  —  Apple has been working in new multi-touch technology that combines touch interfaces with input from the camera and the microphone.  For example: this will allow you to select text in the iPhone, say “copy,” …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Small Book Publishers Offered New Technology  —  Hundreds of small, independent publishers will have easier access to digital book technology under a new service offered by Perseus Books Group, the result of agreements between it and more than a half-dozen technology companies, Perseus is expected to announce on Thursday.
Discussion: TeleRead and paidContent.org
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
MS doesn't set world alight with Office Live Workspace  —  Download free whitepaper - Gartner Paper: US Data Centers - The Calm Before the Storm Gartner Report: How IT Management Can “Green” the Data Center - Free Download  —  Microsoft claimed yesterday that one million subscribers …
RELATED:
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Google Apps tops 1 million businesses
Discussion: Valleywag and TECH.BLORGE.com
Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Where are your clicks coming from?  (Geographically speaking)  —  A new report is now available in the AdWords Report Center: the Geographic Performance report.  This report provides you with an understanding of the geographic distribution of your impressions, clicks, and conversions down to the ad group level.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
eMusic: UK P2P warning letter pact “smells very funny to us”  —  The UK detente between ISPs and the music industry hasn't attracted the same vociferous criticism that has followed other recent music industry actions; who could be opposed to ISPs merely sending out friendly letters to alleged file-swappers?
Discussion: Distorted-Loop.com
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
JVC announce four new full HD projectors  —  Announced just now from JVC are four 1080p projectors (DLA-HD750 and DLA-HD350) and two of them happen to be THX certified (DLA-RS10 and DLA-RS20) with 30,000:1 native contrast ratio.  Said THX certified projectors have a THX movie mode that's …
Discussion: Electronista, Gizmodo and Engadget
Dave Barth / Google LatLong:
New data for Georgia  —  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post explaining why our map of Georgia was blank, and letting users know that that we would soon be adding more data to the region.  As promised, we've just released new data for Georgia and a number of other countries.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:40 PM ET, September 4, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Royal Caribbean International hits the high seas with Microsoft tech  —  Cruise line equips 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets, in part to use Skype, OneDrive and more to keep in closer touch with family members and friends while away from home.
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:
How vCloud Hybrid Service is Different: 10 Cloud Capabilities on vCloud Hybrid Service that Don't Exist on AWS  —  With vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), we're firmly focused on solving enterprise customer cloud problems …
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: 
Eric / Photography Bay:
First Sony A900 Ad Leaked - UPDATED - Now with REAL SPECS
Red Hat:
Red Hat Advances Virtualization Leadership with Qumranet, Inc. Acquisition
PC World:
Sun Updates XVM Virtualization Software
Discussion: TUAW
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Europe Weighs Caps on Roaming Fees for Text Messages
Discussion: /Message and Bleeding Edge
Associated Press:
Journal debuts lifestyle mag to draw luxury ads
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Zoho Docs ties documents together
BBC:
Zombie plague sweeps the internet
Discussion: Switched
Jonny / Distorted-Loop.com:
UK digital media service Wippit shuts shop
Discussion: PDA
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Denon has a low priced Blu-ray player: It costs $750
Discussion: Bits, Gizmodo, Electronista and Engadget
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS THREE NEW ALL-IN-ONE DESKTOP PCS WITH BLU-RAY TECHNOLOGY
Steven Sande / TUAW:
TUAW Faceoff: Nike + iPod versus iPhone 3G Challengers
NDS Press Room:
7 Out of 10 People who Own a DVR Say They Can't Live Without …
Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles:
Dell Tries New Software For A New Laptop
Kirk Ladendorf / Statesman Business Blog:
Analyst says AMD may soon announce spin-off
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel ready to announce six-core chip
Katherine Boehret / The Mossberg Solution:
HTC Can't Disguise Windows Mobile Flaws
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it's mass-media business models that are ailing

Capital New York:
The Atlantic's senior editor Derek Thompson talks business models for news

Associated Press:
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis, held hostage in Syria for 22 months, arrives in US

 
Sister Sites:

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