Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:25 AM ET, December 17, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Steve Dowling / Apple:
Apple Announces Its Last Year at Macworld  —  Apple® today announced that this year is the last year the company will exhibit at Macworld Expo.  Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, will deliver the opening keynote for this year's Macworld Conference & Expo …
RELATED:
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Politics Not Pancreas the Reason for Jobs' Macworld Exit  —  The news that Steve Jobs would not deliver the keynote at this year's Macworld Expo in San Francisco next month was hardly a surprise to those of us covering this company.  Rumors had been swirling for weeks that Jobs wouldn't attend …
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Apple at Expo: What went wrong?  —  Tuesday's news that Apple had announced that Steve Jobs wouldn't be appearing at Macworld Expo and that the company would stop exhibiting at the show after 2009 came as a shock.  I'm stunned that Apple has taken a 25-year-old event that has been the single …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Not a rumor: No Steve Jobs keynote at this year's Macworld …
Michael Gartenberg / MobileDevicesToday:
Macworld's demise is of little consequence to Apple
Discussion: blogs.ft.com and Technologizer
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Walmart iPhone on sale the 28th for a lot more than $99  —  At this point, it's clear that the $99 iPhone 3G rumor was just that: rumor.  We have a letter that we believe to be authentic from a source within Walmart that says the iPhone will launch in the house that Sam built at 9am December 28th.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Upcoming 2009 handsets from Motorola pose for BGR on their way to Verizon  —  Well lookie here.  Motorola apparently has a few tricks up its sleeve that might just surprise us in the coming year.  Well they would have any way, if our trusty ninja didn't come through with the goods!
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
New Experimental Seesmic Site  —  We have been working on an important update to the Seesmic platform, and are excited to show our new Seesmic UI and get your feedback.  It is experimental, still has a few glitches we're fixing as we hear from our community, which is the whole point of launching …
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Live Search GM leaving Microsoft  —  We've confirmed another notable leadership change in Microsoft's online business: Live Search general manager Brad Goldberg is headed for the door.  But don't add his name to the short list for Yahoo CEO.  Goldberg is leaving to become chief executive …
Associated Press:
Yahoo to shorten logs of user activity to 3 months  —  WASHINGTON—Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday that it will shorten the amount of time that it retains data about its users' online behavior — including Internet search records — to three months from 13 months and expand the range of data that it “anonymizes” after that period.
RELATED:
Kim Dixon / Reuters:   Yahoo lowers data retention to three months
eMarketer:
eMarketer's Predictions for 2009  —  What lies ahead in the new year?  —  David Hallerman, Senior Analyst  —  Online Ad Spending: Still Solid Choice  —  Video ad spending will run counter to overall economic developments, rising by 45% in 2009 to reach $850 million.  Two key factors support this trend.
RELATED:
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Good news for YouTube: Bullish video ad forecast
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Beet.TV
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Ten things I don't like about Google Chrome  —  Recently I blogged about what I like about Google Chrome, and Philipp Lenssen asked a good question: “What do you *not* like about Google Chrome?”  —  Normally when I have suggestions or complaints about a Google product …
Daniel / Disqus:
DISQUS and Facebook Connect under the mistletoe  —  Facebook Connect is new technology that allows websites and blogs to plug into the Facebook platform.  This holiday season, Disqus will enable all websites with Disqus-powered comments to easily integrate with Facebook Connect.
RELATED:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Soon, All Your Blog Comments Will Belong To Facebook (Or Google)
Discussion: Got Kit? and All Facebook
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
10 Bugs Fixed in New Mozilla Apps  —  The final version of the Firefox 2 generation made it's debut with a series of updates from Mozilla to address 10 vulnerabilities in their products.  New versions of Firefox 3, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey are also out now for the same reason.
Discussion: Mozilla.org
RELATED:
Mozilla.org:   Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2008-60
Ray C. He / Facebook Developers:
Applications Menu Updates  —  Since we released the new profile design, we've heard a lot of positive feedback on the new experience, as well as a lot of feedback on how we could improve application discoverability and bookmarking.  We've been running several tests to validate feature suggestions …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Ex Amazon.com chowhounds launch Foodista, a Wikipedia/IMDB for food  —  Seattle's cluster of successful food-oriented Web sites - which includes hits such as Allrecipes, Recipezaar, BigOven and Urbanspoon - just got bigger with today's debut of Foodista.  —  The site is a user-editable …
Discussion: TechFlash
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Hiring Product Manager To Bring In The Revenue  —  Twitter's business model (or rather lack of one) is a topic of endless debate.  Like many successful startups that came before it the company has been successful in getting users and usage when it doesn't charge a cent.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Jaxtr Launches Free Calling Service.  Why?  —  A few years ago we saw a gaggle of VoIP start-ups pop-up, each claiming to have their unique twist on cheap phone calls.  Some offered anonymous calling services as their signature feature.  Others labeled themselves as social voice apps.
Discussion: VentureBeat and jaxtr
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Schiller vs. Ballmer: The Inevitable, Unexpected Keynote Smackdown  —  Mind if I state the obvious?  Steve Jobs is the undisputed master of the tech-product keynote, and if there's anyone who's a very distant second place, it sure ain't Bill Gates.  Yet the only other tech keynote that's got …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
StockTwits nails stockpicking on Twitter, raises round  —  StockTwits, a two month-old site that lets you track messages on micro-blogging service Twitter about public company stock performance, has closed a first round of venture funding.  The investors, all individuals …
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Sprint unveils dual-mode modem for WiMax  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N) announced plans on Wednesday for the first device that would work on both the high-speed WiMax network Clearwire Corp (CLWRD.O) is building and on Sprint's existing mobile network.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Textbook site Chegg.com raises $25M from Kleiner Perkins  —  Textbook rental site Chegg.com announced today that it has raised $25 million in a third round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and Foundation Capital.  —  That's an impressive amount of cash …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
GeoData Explorations: Google's Ever-Expanding Geo Investment  —  Google has been investing lots of money in geodata acquisition.  Some of the money is being spent externally: they've inked an exclusive satellite imagery deal with GeoEye (Radar post) and a data sharing deal Tele Atlas (Radar post).
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 9:25 AM ET, December 17, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
New Office 365 ProPlus benefit prepares today's students for tomorrow's jobs  —  Self-service sign-up available today in the U.S. for eligible students and in November for teachers.  Available globally later this year.
Amazon Web Services:
Amazon Mobile Analytics- 100M Free Events per Month!  —  Collect app usage data at scale.  Amazon Mobile Analytics delivers usage reports within 60 minutes of receiving data.  Start Free now on iOS, Android & Fire OS apps.
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:
Announcing Zoho People Webhooks for Real-time Callbacks.  —  API (Application Programming Interface) has always been the most preferred means of integration between two systems.  For instance, an HR software and payroll.
Syncano:
6 Reasons Why We Love React.js  —  Our front-end team loves trying new things.  New frameworks, new build tools... anything that makes our work more efficient deserves my attention.
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: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Quietly Begins Encouraging Users To Use Their Real Names
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Rise of complaints follows Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6 update
Discussion: bit-tech.net
Music Ally:
EMI launches experimental D2C EMI.com website
Discussion: MediaMemo, CNET News and hypebot
Reuters:
Adobe results at top end of view
Dieter Bohn / WMExperts:
Verizon Relents! GPS to Open Up Next Year!
Discussion: Unwired View and Engadget Mobile
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Privacy groups ask Obama for stronger FTC
 Earlier Items: 
Agence France Presse:
PartyGaming founder pleads guilty, to forfeit 300 mln dlrs
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Yahoo's Santa Monica office ditches Hollywood perks in bow to frugality
Aaron Ricadela / Tech Beat:
Microsoft and VMware Execs are Friendly Foes
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Maps Integrates Video
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Microsoft May Use ‘Kumo’ Name for More Than Search
Andrew Koubaridis / New Zealand Herald:
Aussie couple lose home via Facebook
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Andrew Khouri / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Register ceases publication five months after debut

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney's Maker Studios Pacts with MiTú to Produce Latino YouTube Content

Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
An Article on Shonda Rhimes Rightly Causes a Furor

 
Sister Sites:

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