Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:40 PM ET, September 9, 2008


 Top Items: 
Arn / MacRumors:
16GB iPod Nanos, 32GB iPod Touches, Lots of Colors?  —  Last minute tidbits reveal a few more details about Apple's plans for later today.  According to our sources, Apple will indeed be refreshing their entire iPod line at the media event.  —  Specifically, iPod Nanos are expected …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Live blog: Steve Jobs hosts Apple's music event  —  The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco, site of today's Apple media event.  —  (Credit: Tom Krazit/CNET Networks)  —  This is the place for live coverage of Steve Jobs' speech at Apple's music-related event …
Last minute: iPod nano with sensor, iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod shuffle  —  Apple will announce later today an entire refresh to its iPod family of digital media players, including an iPod nano with some form of motion sensor, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Longstanding sources report …
Watch the iPod Price Points
Discussion: BoomTown
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
A Sad Fact: The iPod's Clickwheel Must Die
Business Wire:
Joanne K. Bradford Joins Yahoo! to Drive U.S. Revenue and Market Development  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News) today announced that Joanne K. Bradford, a recognized leader in the online content and advertising industry, has joined Yahoo! as senior vice president …
Staci D. Kramer /
Industry Moves: Former MSFT, Spot Runner Ad Exec Bradford Joins Yahoo; Sales SVP Karnstedt Leaving  —  That didn't last long.  Veteran online ad exec Joanne Bradford is on the move again, leaving Spot Runner for Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) to be SVP-U.S. Revenue and Market Development reporting to Hilary Schneider …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Brings In-Drum Roll, Please-a Former Microsoft Exec to Head U.S. Ad Sales
Discussion: Valleywag
The Official Google Blog:
Another step to protect user privacy  —  Today, we're announcing a new logs retention policy: we'll anonymize IP addresses on our server logs after 9 months.  We're significantly shortening our previous 18-month retention policy to address regulatory concerns and to take another step to improve privacy for our users.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Google Promises Privacy Fixes in Its Chrome Browser
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Google backs project to connect 3bn to net  —  Google has thrown its weight behind ambitious plans to bring internet access to 3bn people in Africa and other emerging markets by launching at least 16 satellites to bring its services to the unconnected half of the globe.
Christopher Rhoads / Wall Street Journal:
Start-Up Seeks to Link 3 Billion to Net  —  Google and Others Invest $60 Million In Satellite Plan  —  An entrepreneur's quest to use satellites to bring high-speed Internet service to poor, remote countries is nearing liftoff with a major investment from some big names, including Google Inc.
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
At VMware, a Firing Is Still Reverberating  —  In the summer of 2007, Diane Greene was lauded as a business hero for leading VMware, a maker of business software, to the hottest stock debut since Google.  But in the ensuing year, despite her popularity with employees and on Wall Street …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google News Error Aids In United Airlines Stock Drop  —  The Google News Blog explains an error that occurred yesterday, which hurt the stock price of United Airlines.  —  Google News picked up a story on the Florida Sun-Sentinel website via a link from that site.
Josh Cohen / Google News Blog:
Update on United Airlines story
Discussion: WebProNews
Sony Ericsson:
Live your life to the full with the new Sony Ericsson G705  —  Get your own personal assistant with the new Sony Ericsson G705 mobile phone.  The 2.4" screen enhances the premium web experience, whether you are searching Google™ direct from your idle screen, checking emails through …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Mozilla is committed to Gecko as WebKit popularity grows  —  Webkit's strengths  —  In the wake of Google's release of the new WebKit-based Chrome browser, some technology enthusiasts are beginning to wonder if the days are numbered for Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine.
PR Newswire:
AT&T U-verse Introduces Total Home DVR, Taking ‘When You Want, Where You Want’ TV Viewing to Whole New Level  —  Latest U-verse TV Enhancement - Made Possible by IP Technology - Enables DVR Playback on Any TV Throughout the Home  —  PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — DVRs have given customers …
Discussion: DSLreports and Telecompetitor
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Copyright extension of 45 years to net just $40 for most performers  —  Just when I think the freedom brigade is on a roll, I read nonsense like this from the European Union, as reported in Ars Technica, suggesting that the EU is considering extending copyright terms by 45 years in order to guarantee income for aging artists.
Discussion: Joe Duck
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   80% of artists would get  —  The EU is considering a plan …
John R. Wilke / Wall Street Journal:
Top Lawyer Is Selected As U.S. Mulls Google Suit  —  Washington — The Justice Department has quietly hired one of the nation's best-known litigators, former Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Sanford Litvack, for a possible antitrust challenge to Google Inc.'s growing power in advertising.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
RIM vs. AT&T; Bold vs. Thunder/Storm  —  We thought we'd give y'all an update on what we've been hearing so far.  It's been fairly well-documented that RIM isn't too happy with AT&T for delaying the release of the Bold.  It began with June, then to July, to August, to September — you get the point.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:40 PM ET, September 9, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Check out Black Friday deals on hot tech products  —  Look out for 1,000 Windows 10 deals at just 10 cents, Xbox One at $299 and more.
Federal Insecurity  —  The number of security incidents impacting Federal agencies has grown from 5,503 in 2006 to 67,168 in 2014 — a massive 1121% increase in 8 years — what can be done?
Converting free-to-paid  —  Through a survey of 7000 digital consumers globally, find out what prompts free users to convert to paying customers.
Upload Web Receipts for scanning with the new Google Chrome add-on  —  Remember the days of keeping receipts in a shoebox?  Sure, you had them all in one place, but they weren't organized, they weren't sorted …
CareerArc: Amazon to Hire 100k Workers this Holiday Season, Reflects Shift in US Retail  —  Amazon is the largest employer of seasonal hires in 2015.  How is the overall shift towards e-commerce changing US retail and labor?
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: 
Douglas Soltys / BlackBerry Cool:
The BlackBerry Pearl 8220 will be announced Wednesday at CTIA,
Jon Fine / Business Week:
Media Bias? Not if This Web Site Can Help It
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Ashton Kutcher's celebrity news site
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Ubuntu 9.04 gets a codename: Jaunty Jackalope
Discussion: CNET News and Ars Technica
Bill Ray / The Register:
Nokia plays MobileMeToo
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
List of Enterprise Microblogging Tools: Twitter for the Intranet
Discussion: Profy
Johnny De'Silva /
Successor the the HTC Touch - The HTC Opal ?
 Earlier Items: 
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
HP Extends Laptop Battery Life to 24 Hours
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Your Phone, Your GPS  —  As more people rely on their phones …
Egan Orion / Inquirer:
RIAA defendant accuses Media Sentry of felonies
Discussion: p2pnet
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The U.S. Closes the Mobile Innovation Gap
Discussion: CNET News and Creative Capital
Elsa Wenzel / CNET News:
Wikipedia's Wales launches Wikia Green
Discussion: AppScout
The Official Google Blog:
Update to Google Suggest
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google to Digitize Newspaper Archives

From Mediagazer:

Jeremy Borden / Columbia Journalism Review:
How a little-known, Uber-driving freelancer brought the lawsuit that forced Chicago to release a police shooting video

Alex Weprin / Politico:
CNN pivots HLN back toward news

Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Google announces ad partner support for Accelerated Mobile Pages, its version of Facebook's Instant Articles, launching early next year

Sister Sites:

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