Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:55 PM ET, October 7, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Live Search:
Facebook “friends” Live Search  —  Today we're excited for our friends at Facebook.  Now Facebook users in the U.S. have the option to “Search Facebook” or “Search the Web.”  In addition, adCenter is delivering search ads alongside those results.  For me that means getting great search results …
RELATED:
Leah Pearlman / Facebook Blog:
What are you looking for today?  —  We're always working on innovative ways to make your experience on Facebook more useful.  Toward that goal, today we've added Microsoft Live Search to your Facebook search experience (for people in the US).  This is the first step in giving you the ability …
YouTube Blog:
Like What You See?  Then Click-to-Buy on YouTube  —  When you view a YouTube video with a great soundtrack, you often see comments from YouTube users asking about the name of the song and where they can download it.  Or when users watch the trailer for an upcoming video game …
Discussion: Mashable! and The Inquisitr
RELATED:
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Investor David Einhorn Done With Microsoft, Ballmer  —  Famed hedge-fund manager David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital), the man who shorted Lehman Brothers, has been clobbered along with other Wall Street stars over the past few months.  In his “I'm sorry about our awful performance” …
Adobe:
Flash Player workaround available for “Clickjacking” issue  —  Vulnerability identifier: APSA08-08  —  Affected Software: Adobe Flash Player 9.0.124.0 and earlier  —  Adobe is aware of recently published reports of a ‘Clickjacking’ issue in multiple web browsers that could allow an attacker …
Discussion: eWeek, Spyware Sucks and Security Watch
RELATED:
Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Geode  —  Always know where you are.  —  You've arrived in a new city, a new continent, a new coffee shop.  You don't really know where you are, and are looking for a good place to eat.  You pull out your laptop, fire up Firefox, and go to your favorite review site.
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Steve Wozniak interview: iconic co-founder on the iPod, iPhone, and future for Apple  —  In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wonders how long the iPod can stay on top spot, laments the limitations of the iPhone 3G, agrees with the downgrade on Apple shares …
RELATED:
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Why I can't wait for the iPod to die
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Anita Hamilton / Time:
BlackBerry's Storm Aims to Blow the iPhone Away  —  You just can't keep a secret in the tech industry these days.  Early pictures of T-Mobile's Google phone leaked onto the Web the week before its Sep. 23 launch, and now images are surfacing online of another eagerly awaited device …
RELATED:
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
BlackBerry Storm debuts with app store, Mac suite on the way
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Government report: Data mining doesn't work well  —  The most extensive government report to date on whether terrorists can be identified through data mining has yielded an important conclusion: It doesn't really work.  —  A National Research Council report, years in the making and scheduled …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Brick: A Radical New Laptop?  —  The latest whispers are that Apple will announce a notebook made from a solid brick of aluminum  —  When they're not hand-wringing over the recent drop in Apple's share price, Mac enthusiasts have been transfixed lately by the mystery product …
Discussion: Creative Capital and MacRumors
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Drops Some Knowledge on the Financial Crisis  —  When Google launched its sanitized version of Wikipedia, called Knol, earlier this year - the topics highlighted were all pretty mundane.  Medical conditions, backpacking, etc.  Today the company put Knols to good use and used the site …
Discussion: Homotron.net
RELATED:
Matt Ghering / The Official Google Blog:
Knol debates: See both sides, get involved
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Judge keeps RealDVD restraining order in place  —  SAN FRANCISCO—RealNetworks on Tuesday failed to convince a district judge to allow the company to begin selling RealDVD, until she learns from experts how the DVD-copying software functions.  —  That means RealDVD is unlikely to reappear …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac  —  Feelin' left in the dust while all your Outlook-loving PC friends get all the cool BlackBerry stuff?  Well, RIM has been hard at work on the Mac side of things, and we've got a first look at BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac.  This isn't a final version …
Julian Prokaza / Mobile Computer:
Asus Eee PC S101  —  Leaked photos have already hinted at the existence of a high-end Eee PC from Asus, but little else has so far been revealed about this sleek new netbook - until today, that is.  Asus has now officially announced the Eee PC S101 and Mobile Computer is lucky enough to have scooped the worldwide exclusive review.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Facebook COO: Web Needs New Model, New Metrics  —  Social-Networking Site Points to MTV Promotion of Video Awards as Way to Use Online Ads to Generate Demand  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) — Facebook's latest attempt to finally get some real ad revenue has shown early signs of promise …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Moment of Truth: Stock Hits $350  —  Google's stock is now down more than 50% from its high, at a level that most Google fans (and analysts) would have considered unthinkable a year ago.  In fact, the stock has now dropped to a level it hasn't seen consistently in more than three years.
Business Wire:
NeuroSky to Unveil Brainwave-Controlled Video Game Concept Co-Developed With Square Enix  —  TOKYO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—NeuroSky, Inc., the leading manufacturer of “wearable” consumer bio-sensors, announced today the unveiling of a brainwave-controlled video game at the Tokyo Game Show 2008 in Makuhari, Japan, on October 9 and 10.
Discussion: Ubergizmo, TG Daily, Engadget and Gizmodo
Fred / A VC:
What To Look For Next  —  The Treasury, the Fed, and Warren Buffet have been the only buyers in this meltdown and have been largely focused on financial companies.  Meanwhile the rest of the market has gone down 30% year to date and very few, if any, stocks have been spared.  —  What do we look for next?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Digg Should Buy StumbleUpon  —  From left: StumbleUpon Backers Brad O'Neill and Ron Conway with founder Garrett Camp.  (Photo: Om Malik.)  —  Over the past few weeks, speculation has surfaced that StumbleUpon, a social media utility that was acquired by eBay in April 2007 for around $75 million, was back on the market.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MySpace And HP Team Up To Help You Print Out Those Drunken Photos  —  MySpace has partnered with computer giant Hewlett-Packard to introduce a number of new print options to the popular social networking site.  Beginning in November, users will be able to click an HP-branded “Print” …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 11:55 PM ET, October 7, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Delivering a complete cloud for every business, industry and geography  —  Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group discusses Microsoft's approach to delivering the industry's complete cloud.
Amazon Web Services:
Amazon Mobile Analytics- 100M Free Events per Month!  —  Designed to deliver usage reports within 60 min of receiving data from an app.  Built to scale - collect and process billions of events per day from millions of users.
Rackspace:
Another Patent Troll Slain.  You Are Now Free To Rotate Your Smartphone.  —  Rotatable Technologies is now an ex-patent troll.  I say “ex-troll” because its patent, US Pat.  No. 6,326,978, has been declared unpatentable …
Zoho:
Announcing the New and Improved Zoho Docs for Android  —  From charting out flight plans to building a whole new website, everything is now available at your fingertips.  Businesses, small or big …
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: 
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Why Facebook is foundering  —  The great hope of the Valley …
Discussion: Digital Daily
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Open Access Research Publisher BioMed Central Sold to Springer
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Microsoft Pledges $1.5M for Games Research
Discussion: WinBeta
Jim Dalrymple / PC World:
Judge Denies Apple's Motion to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuit
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
And then there was one: AMD spins off foundry
Discussion: Reuters, Technologizer, Bits and GMSV
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Eisner On Online Video And What ‘Works’: Sex And Sarah Palin …
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
IBM Power Systems Get Power Processor, Virtualization Makeover …
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Register
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Chumby now supports Pandora Radio
Discussion: Portfolio, Electronista and Crave
 Earlier Items: 
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Scammers introduce ATM skimmers with built-in SMS notification
Discussion: Computerworld
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple calls on lawyers in logo spat with Canadian school [updated]
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Pulse 2.0 and Neowin.net
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Android's bright future? T-Mobile reports heavy presales
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Financial Crisis Sends Ad Forecasts Down, But Online Still Looks …
Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
PayPal rival details fees for launch on eBay
Discussion: DailyTech
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
MindFuse raising money for casual massively multiplayer online game
Discussion: GigaOM and Red Herring
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Wholesale Internet Bandwidth Prices Keep Falling
Discussion: WinExtra, BroadDev and DSLreports
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Robert G. Kaiser / Washington Post:
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Bloomberg hires Business Insider Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal to edit new site focusing on markets and economics, host TV show

Rebecca Carroll / The New Republic:
I'm a Black Journalist. I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism.

 
Sister Sites:

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