Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:40 PM ET, January 9, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Update on Windows 7 Beta Availability  —  Due to very heavy traffic we're seeing as a result of interest in the Windows 7 Beta, we are adding some additional infrastructure support to the Microsoft.com properties before we post the public beta.  We want to ensure customers have the best possible experience …
RELATED:
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft holding off on Windows 7 public beta  —  Microsoft has postponed, at least for a short time, making the beta of Windows 7 publicly available.  —  The move comes as Microsoft has struggled to keep its Windows 7 Web site up on Friday.  —  “Due to very heavy traffic we're seeing …
Michael Calore / Epicenter:
Windows 7 Public Beta Delayed, Due Later Friday Afternoon  —  Microsoft was expected to release the first public beta of Windows 7 mid-day Friday, but ended up delaying the release for several hours after overwhelming demand for the free download crippled the company's web servers.
Microsoft TechNet:
Welcome to the Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program  — Test Windows 7 Beta in your lab environment  — Stay informed on updates and resources  —  Windows 7 is...  the next release of the Windows client operating system, built on the secure foundation of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:   Microsoft's servers overloaded by interest in Windows 7
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Web site problems as Windows 7 beta hits
Discussion: TG Daily and Full of I.T.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Dell Adamo hands-on!  (Update: now with video!)  —  Looks like our puppy-dog eyes have served us well yet again — we just got to spend some time with Dell's ultra-hot Adamo.  It's really small, less than an inch thick, we'd say — and although we didn't measure, we'd say that 13-inch screen rumor was spot on.
RELATED:
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell officially unveils Adamo, Mini 10  —  A model shows off Dell's new luxury notebook called Adamo.  —  (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET Networks)  —  LAS VEGAS—Dell trotted out a fashion model to show off the newest addition to its notebook lineup, but beyond explaining the name of Adamo, gave no further details.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Microsoft's quest to beat Google  —  The consumer electronics and technology world is used to starting the year with a landmark presentation from one of the industry's leading figures.  —  That role has traditionally fallen to Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, whose annual appearances …
RELATED:
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Source: Apple plans to attend CES in 2010  —  On the heels of announcing its plans to bail on Macworld Expo next year, Apple will be instead attending the more generic Consumer Electronics Show in 2010, according to sources familiar with the matter.  —  The blogosphere has been passionately arguing …
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac:
Apple Ditching MacWorld in Favor of CES?
Mark Larson / Chromium Developer Documentation:
Release Notes 2.0.156.1  —  Google Chrome is built with open source code from Chromium.  —  Except as otherwise noted, the content of this page is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license, and examples are licensed under the BSD License.  —  Getting Involved > Early Access Release Channels > Release Notes >
RELATED:
Scott Gilbertson / Epicenter:
Chrome 2.0 Preview Means Mac, Linux Versions Coming Soon  —  Google has rolled out an alpha preview of the next major revision for its Chrome web browser.  Those undaunted by the current alpha status of 2.0 can get an early taste of what's to come in Chrome.
Discussion: Maximum PC all and Gizmodo
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Hands on: Google leaps forward with Chrome 2.0 dev. preview
Discussion: Webware.com, PC World and Google Sites
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's New Favicon (Again)  —  Google changed their favicon once more (the last change happened in May 2008).  Above you can see the recent history of this icon showing in the address bar and elsewhere.  The new design consists of four color areas - blue, red, green and yellow - overlaid by a lowercase white “g”.
RELATED:
Electronista:
Palm Pre to go GSM, cost $399 at Sprint?  —  The Palm Pre is already poised to run on more widespread GSM networks but may be more costly regardless of network, according to separate reports.  Company European sales VP Paul Ghent tells site Pocket-lint that while the initial version of the Pre …
Clint Ecker / Ars Technica:
The pre's got Mojo: a developer speaks about Palm's new SDK  —  Thursday Palm announced its next-generation foray into mobile computing with a one-two hardware/software punch at CES 2009.  The company talked about its new mobile phone platform called pr that combines impressive hardware …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and MobileBurn.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google, Facebook, MySpace and More Meet to Talk Activity Streams  —  Last night at the offices of blogging software company Six Apart, engineers and social media specialists from a number of companies large and small met to discuss proposed standards for the future of “activity streams” …
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Don't Blame the Geeks!  —  Photo by Thomas Hawk.  —  This week Facebook announced on their company blog, “If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria.”  While Twitter is nowhere near that scale …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo's Share Of All Search Advertisers Drops 36% in Q4 (YHOO)  —  After holding steady for most of 2008, Yahoo's share of all search engine advertisers dropped like a rock in October, November and December — plummeting from 30.4% to 19.4% at the end of Q4, according to search marketing firm AdGooroo.
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Manage Amazon EC2 With New Web-Based AWS Management Console  —  Today we're announcing the availability of the Web-based AWS Management Console, which in this first release provides management of your Amazon EC2 environment via a point-and-click interface.  A number of management tools already exist …
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
CES: Flying high with Wi-Fi — surfing the Web at 4,000 feet  —  I'm flying 4,000 feet above the desert on a cloudless day.  There's a spectacular view of majestic mountains, dramatically stark landscapes and shimmering lakes.  —  But what am I looking at?  A dog riding a skateboard.
Discussion: Bits
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Seattle P-I put up for sale  —  The Seattle P-I is being put up for sale, and if after 60 days it has not sold, it will either be turned into a Web-only publication with a greatly reduced staff or discontinued entirely.  —  “One thing is clear: at the end of the sale process …
Discussion: MediaMemo and TechFlash
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Mio's MID: Sony P Look Outside, Windows Mobile 6.1 Inside  —  Buried way back in the massive automotive section is where Mio hides at the CES.  I just happened to be going through for a meeting when I stumbled on this MID under glass.  Since it's encased, I can't get within a foot of it …
Discussion: WMExperts
DealBook:
Palm's Pre Bounce Gives Elevation a Boost  —  It's been an uplifting couple of days for Elevation Partners, the private equity firm that has made a big bet on Palm.  —  Shares of Palm soared 35 percent Thursday, and were up another 30 percent or so on Friday, amid excitement over the unveiling …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
CES: Intel's Craig Barrett challenges tech community to help emerging countries  —  Craig Barrett, the chairman of Intel, is urging people to take small steps to help alleviate problems of poverty and illiteracy in the developing world.  In his keynote speech today at the Technology …
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose, Digits and Forbes
John Cook / TechFlash:
Business wiki AboutUs lands $2.5 million from Voyager Capital  —  Portland-based AboutUs, which today is announcing a $2.5 million venture round from Voyager Capital, has something going for it that many Internet startups can only dream of.  Last year, the 3-year-old business wiki turned a profit …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Travel site Expedia may go private  —  Expedia, a publicly traded travel planning site, may be going private, we're hearing from within the financial bowels of New York.  This is just a rumor but we're publishing it anyway because the move could make sense, and our readers deserve to know the idea is out there.
internetnews.com:
Another DNS flaw?  —  ISC quietly issues update for BIND DNS flaw, should we be worried?  —  Security researcher Dan Kaminsky made headlines last year when he discovered a critical DNS flaw.  If left unpatched it could have crippled vast parts of the Internet.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 9:40 PM ET, January 9, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
NFL sportscaster Daniel Jeremiah: A new breed of data-powered pundit  —  TV sports pundits tend to focus on their correct predictions while sweeping blunders under the rug, but when asked about his best call in a recent draft …
Amazon Cognito:
Sync your app data seamlessly with Amazon Cognito  —  Amazon Cognito helps you sync your app data across a user's devices even when they are offline.  Get started with 10GB of free storage.
SimilarWeb:
Understanding Pinterest's Advertising Potential - Comparing Outgoing traffic in 2013 and 2014  —  Back in June we've posted an article about Pinterest's potential in driving sales to the e-commerce industry.
Zoho:
Boost your holiday sales with these 5 email marketing tips  —  For many businesses, the holiday shopping period is critical for generating revenue and garnering brand awareness.  With the annual sales spike quickly …
Igloo:
We're kind of a big deal  —  Every year, Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company, releases a report about workplace social software.  If you're a company building such software, it's a huge honor to be included in that list.
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: 
AMD:
AMD Supercomputer To Deliver Next-Generation Games and Applications …
Discussion: GigaOM and Maximum PC all
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Jerry Yang and Sue Decker Talk About Yahoo's Connected TV at CES
Discussion: Beet.TV and Search Engine Watch
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
CES: Netflix on the Hunt
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Wireless USB devices in spotlight at CES
Discussion: SlashGear
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Dell acquires Allin for $12 million
Discussion: Bits
John Gittelsohn / OC Business News:
Broadcom billionaire loses fight to keep e-mail on drug use secret
Al Baker / New York Times:
Police Study Way to Jam Cellphones in an Attack
Discussion: City Room
 Earlier Items: 
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Fatal police shooting posted on YouTube
Discussion: CNET News and Times of London
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
YouTube Is Changing How We Think About Video
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Is Yahoo CEO Candidate Carol Bartz Any Good?* (YHOO)
Discussion: blogs.ft.com and p2pnet
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber document shows it sought to hire researcher to “weaponize facts” against incumbent taxi and limo industry, not journalists

Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jeff Bezos Makes His Mark on Washington Post With New Kindle App

James West / Mother Jones:
New York Times Signals More Newsroom Layoffs Are Imminent

 
Sister Sites:

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