Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:55 AM ET, October 20, 2008


 Top Items: 
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Apple Ads About Microsoft Ads About Apple Ads About Microsoft  —  Apple released a couple of new “Get a Mac” ads today, and while I wouldn't usually bother to mention that here, these ones are noteworthy: They make direct reference to Microsoft's current $300 million ad campaign for Windows.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Layoffs Expected to Hit This Week  —  Yahoo started out the year with layoffs, and it is going to end the year with more.  The layoffs have been expected ever since Yahoo hired hatchet men from Bain & Co. to come help with the downsizing.  The exact number of layoffs is still not known …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Plans Major Cost Cuts, Including Layoffs  —  Struggling Internet Giant to Disclose Significant Reductions as Economic Troubles Spread and Rivals Pose Stiff Competition  —  Yahoo Inc. is drafting significant cost-cutting plans to try to reverse its fortunes from the inside.
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
No surprise.  Yahoo expected to announce layoffs  —  Word leaked out over the weekend that Yahoo is planning layoffs when it reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday afternoon.  The exact number of jobs affected is unknown, thought sources told the San Jose Mercury News and Wall Street Journal that it would likely be more than 1,000.
Discussion: Gadgetell and Newsweek
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Report: Yahoo plans cost-cutting moves, layoffs
Discussion: and TechSpot
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Motorola Readies Its Own Android Social Smartphone  —  Amid a boom in social-network-friendly handsets, Motorola prepares a new entry, but its Android may not debut until 2009's second quarter  —  As the wireless world awaits the Oct. 22 debut of the first phone based on the Google-backed Android software …
Brian Hurley / The Register:
Run Mac OS X on a PC  —  We show you how  —  Special Report Want to run Mac OS X on a PC?  Perhaps you don't want to pay the premium for Apple's hardware - or Apple doesn't make the kind of computer you need, such as a netbook.  Because of its native roots in Motorola and PowerPC code …
David Kaplan /
Glam Media Finds Its Male Side, Launches  —  After offering a hint about its plans last month, female-centric Glam Media has released Brash, its new male-focused lifestyle and entertainment online hub.  Brash is being targeted to men 18-49 years old and is beginning life …
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Glam launches Brash, a content and ad network focused on men  —  Glam Media, a content and ad network focused mostly on woman, is apparently about to launch a network focused on men called, something we'd expected after reporting on it last month following early rumors.
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
DARPA Contract Description Hints at Advanced Video Spying  —  Real-time streaming video of Iraqi and Afghan battle areas taken from thousands of feet in the air can follow actions of people on the ground as they dig, shake hands, exchange objects and kiss each other goodbye.
Discussion: Slashdot
Dusan / IntoMobile:
Opera Mobile 9.5 beta now available for Symbian UIQ3, too  —  We did knew Opera Software will push its mobile browser beyond Windows Mobile and make it available for the Symbian UIQ3 smartphone owners as well.  Today that happened and now owners of such Sony Ericsson smartphones as P1, W960 …
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Bringing search ads to file sharers  —  What would happen if you introduced one of the most lucrative business models on the Internet — search-related advertising — to the file-sharing networks that power much of the Net's underground economy?  We're about to find out.
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft gets patent for real-time f-bomb bleeping  —  Back in 2004 Microsoft applied for a patent for real-time censoring of audio streams, and now the USPTO has granted that patent.  —  As PC gamers have known for a long time, and Xbox gamers have known for a while …
Discussion: Slashdot and
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 9:55 AM ET, October 20, 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: 
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Toshiba, SanDisk restructure flash ventures
Discussion: The Register
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Open Letter to Google : Why Have You Taken Away my Google & GMail Accounts?
Discussion: loose wire blog
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iLike Teams With TuneCore To Help Artists Sell Their Music
Discussion: 901am and Mashable!
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Google Learns Lessons in the Ways of Washington
Business Technology:
Linking the Real Web with Virtual Worlds
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Blu-ray has case of the economic blues
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will Carriers Sell Subsidized MacBooks?
 Earlier Items: 
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Record Label ‘Infringes’ Own Copyright, Site Pulled
Discussion: p2pnet, Slashdot and
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA now wants to avoid trial in innocent infringement case
Discussion: ZDNet Government and
gary vaynerchuk:
Britney Spears is on Twitter....kinda
Discussion: Profy and Mashable!
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Is Microsoft Recession Proof?
Discussion: Startup Chatter
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
The Internet is no 21st-century boob tube
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Techdirt
Martin / gHacks technology news:
Google Chrome Adds Greasemonkey Support
Discussion: Pulse 2.0 and Mashable!

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

Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Trust confirms BBC3 TV channel will be switched off and moved online by end of February 2016

Sister Sites:

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