Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:50 AM ET, March 24, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
Michael Dell hints at smartphones, mobile Internet devices  —  CEO says it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect a smartphone or similar device from the company  —  IDG News Service) Michael Dell gave the strongest hint to-date that his company is developing a mobile Internet device or smartphone at a speech in Tokyo today.
RELATED:
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Dell says smartphone to be released on schedule  —  Dell will not delay the launch of its new smartphone lineup and is on schedule to release devices in line with its internal roadmap, company CEO Michael Dell said recently in Taipei.  However Dell did not publicly divulge any details indicating when products are scheduled for release.
Discussion: Unwired View and WMPoweruser.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
New OnLive service could turn the video game world upside down  —  Few startups have a chance to revolutionize an industry.  But if entrepreneur Steve Perlman's OnLive lives up to its goals, the company will disrupt the entire video game industry — to the delight of both game publishers and gamers.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter Starts Serving Ads For Third Party Apps (But They Aren't Charging For Them)  —  Twitter has started to advertise a number of applications using the small box on profile pages that it first introduced earlier this month.  Before today Twitter had reserved the space for links …
RELATED:
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
ASUS Eee Keyboard PC (Video)  —  It's the polar opposite of what you usually see on the portal.  A mobile PC built around a huge keyboard with a tiny screen tacked on to the side.  Obviously this is not quite your mobile productivity box (unless you want a kneck injury) but it's an interesting option for the home.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Hackers steer clear of Google Chrome, say too challenging  —  At the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver BC, hackers were invited to find and exploit holes in modern browsers.  A popular target for hackers at this year's conference was Safari on a Mac — definitely the lowest hanging fruit.
Discussion: Zero Day
Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Firefox New Tab Page: Cognitive Shield  —  We've been iterating quickly over the last couple of weeks to define a potential new tab screen for Firefox.  —  The feedback for the last major iteration was largely positive, and it seems like we are on the right track.  But we ran into a paradox.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Rhomobile promises: Build once, deploy to any smartphone  —  If you're interested in developing a mobile application but find the range of phones out there to be overwhelming, a startup called Rhomobile wants to help.  Not only does its Rhodes programing framework allow you to build mobile …
Discussion: InfoWorld, CNET News and OStatic blogs
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Peek presents the Peek Pronto  —  Remember my story on dumb devices?  Well here's the ultimate dumb device.  The Peek Pronto is actually quite smart.  The cosmetics on this new version are slightly different - a better keyboard and a new color, basically - but under the hood you get push email …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Skimmer brings your social streams to the desktop  —  Skimmer is a new social aggregator powered by Adobe AIR.  It supports Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, and Blogger, and lets you stay abreast of the latest content from each of those services.  Everything gets sucked up into a single stream …
Discussion: Mashable!
BBC:
Call to ‘shut down’ Street View  —  Images of 25 cities are viewable via Google Street View  —  A formal complaint about Google's Street View has been sent to the Information Commissioner (ICO).  —  Drawn up by privacy campaigners, it cites more than 200 reports from members of the public identifiable via the service.
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T: New iPhone will be hot, son  —  We can't tell you where or who, but pretty high up in AT&T's food chain, the following was reported to be said: … For clarification, the above is 100% confirmed.  —  Thanks, Stephanie!
Ploth / perceptdev.com:
iPhone Keyboard - no Jailbreaking required, using 2.0 SDK  —  A number of industrious individuals have achieved what to some is the holy grail of iPhone accessories: an iPhone keyboard.  But most have done it in a very hard-to-repeat manner, and few have shared the methods they used.
Discussion: Obsessable and TUAW
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
A Closer Look At How The Takedown Process Is Widely Abused  —  from the let's-look-at-the-numbers dept  —  Last week, we wrote about how, in a filing over the proposed three strikes rule in New Zealand, Google had filed a report pointing to widespread abuse of the DMCA takedown process.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
BillShrink Brings Its Cost-Cutting Engine To The Gas Pump  —  Most drivers are familiar with the never-ending dance that goes on at the gasoline pump, where fuel can fluctuate in price multiple times a day.  But despite our constant grumbling, unless two stations are side-by-side …
Discussion: CNET News
Darren Waters / BBC:
Virgin eyes 150Mb broadband speed  —  Virgin Media will offer 100 to 150Mbps broadband speeds up to two years before BT completes its rival fibre network.  —  “We have an opportunity with our network to provide significantly higher speeds,” Virgin Media's chief executive Neil Berkett told BBC News.
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk
Qblogger / Windows Home Server Team Blog:
Windows Home Server - Announcing Power Pack 2  —  We are pleased to announce Windows Home Server Power Pack 2.  Power Pack 2 fixes known issues and adds new features to improve the Windows Home Server experience.  Enhancements include: Improvements to remote access configuration …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Announces IPREDATOR Global Anonymity Service  —  As the entertainment industries turn their lobbying power towards ISPs and governments in their on-going battle against file-sharers, more and more people are looking at neutralizing the effects of monitoring and new legislation.
Discussion: digg.com
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables:
Tiny mintpass mintpad breaking out of Korea  —  I've recently been in touch with mintpass, the Korean company behind the super cute and tiny mintpad, and have been told that the WinCE 5.0 Pro-based multimedia network device is currently being Anglicized for future launch in foreign markets.
Discussion: Engadget
Staska / Unwired View:
Nokia Aeon launching next week.  April Fool's come a week early to Netherlands  —  This is one of the stranger ways learn about the possibility that a new and very interesting Nokia phone might be in the works.  —  Remember Nokia Aeon concept phone?  —  Well, one of the Dutch free newspapers -De Pers …
Discussion: SlashGear and Electronic Pulp
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Aggressively Pursues ‘Pod’ Trademarks  —  What's in a name?  A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but if its name ended in “pod,” it might attract the ire of Apple's shark-like legal team.  —  Apple's obsession with the blockbuster success of its iPod has driven the corporation …
Thanks:atul
eMarketer:
Marketers Moving to Social Media  —  Let's talk about budgets.  —  It took a while.  —  Even though tens of millions of users were flocking to social media sites every day, most marketers stayed away.  They either didn't understand how to join the conversations—without sounding like shills …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Nokia 7205 Intrigue Looks Like an Actually Decent Flip Phone  —  Flip phones have been dead to me since I left Japan, so Nokia's 7205 Intrigue for Verizon is the first one that's actually made me look twice.  —  The external display is a blank slate until it lights up with incoming text messages …
Joe Hewitt:
The Three20 Project  —  Last week I released my first iPhone open source project, Facebook Connect for iPhone, and today I'm ready to start talking about the next one.  —  Five months ago I talked about open-sourcing as much of the Facebook iPhone app as I could, and as you can see by the delay …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Social Networking Demographics: Boomers Jump In, Gen Y Plateaus  —  There's a common misperception out there that all of the blogging, Twittering and Facebooking is being done by twenty and thirty-somethings.  That, in fact, turns out not to be true.  Baby Boomers (those born 1946-1964) …
Discussion: TWICE, Thanks:atul
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 9:50 AM ET, March 24, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
The quest for a quantum future  —  Decoding the secret language of the universe at Station Q, Microsoft's center for quantum computing research.
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
Your Grandfather's Backup Tools Weren't Built for Today's Virtual Environments.  —  When the health of your business rides on the availability of your virtual machines and the applications they run …
Zoho:
The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call  —  By now, you've probably heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week.  If not, let me warn you.  It is painful - incredibly painful.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
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: 
PC World:
Lenovo Offers Workstations With Intel's Nehalem Chips
Discussion: CrunchGear
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
With SUSE Linux 11, Novell draws even closer to Microsoft
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
New Botnet Runs on DSL Modems and Routers
Discussion: eWeek, The Register and DroneBL
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Netflix Integrates Facebook Connect to Let Users Share Movie Ratings
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Reuters
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
iStockphoto founder, CEO leaves Getty
Discussion: istockphoto.com
InfoWorld:
VMware unveils ‘cost per app’ calculator
Discussion: eWeek
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Follow The Hires: Twitter Looking To Ramp Up Search And Platform APIs
Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Luscombe / Guardian:
Patrol watches Texas-Mexico border - from pub in Australia
Discussion: The Register and open
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
IE8 Users Downgrade To Explorer 7
Discussion: Technology Live
Telegraph:
Jennifer Aniston ended relationship with John Mayer because of …
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Post reporter, other journalists appear to have been detained in Iran

Juliette Garside / Guardian:
BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland for £4.9bn cash

Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Why Harry Potter And The Simpsons Are Key To A Fox-Time Warner Deal

 
Sister Sites:

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