Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:30 AM ET, April 6, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. Withdraws $7 Billion Offer for Sun Microsystems  —  I.B.M., after months of negotiations, withdrew its $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems on Sunday, one day after Sun's board balked at a slightly reduced offer, according to a person close to the talks.
RELATED:
Miko Matsumura / SOA Center:
Sun IBM Collapse Heralds the Return of McNealy.  Jonathan Schwartz is Toast.  —  The Wall st Journal reports two board factions at odds in Sun Microsystems, one in favor of the IBM deal led by Jonathan Schwartz, the other opposing, led by Scooter McNealy.  —  Pundits are already spinning …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
D'oh!  Sun May Be Pulling A Yahoo!  —  If the struggling server vendor can't negotiate a sale to IBM, it faces a bleak future.  —  Sun Microsystems is facing its Jerry Yang moment.  —  On Sunday, weeks of negotiations between the struggling server vendor and IBM ( IBM - news - people ) …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
So Now Everything Is Google's Fault  —  A year ago British musician Billy Bragg was whining that Bebo should be paying musicians a portion of their $850 million liquidity event, arguing that “the musicians who posted their work on Bebo.com are no different from investors in a start-up enterprise …
RELATED:
Keith Teare / Opinionated:
In Defense of “nothing”  —  Columnist Henry Porter …
Thanks:kteare
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
T-Mobile to Use Google Software in Devices for Home  —  SAN FRANCISCO — T-Mobile is planning an aggressive push deep into the home with a variety of communications devices that will use Google's new Android operating software that already runs one of its cellphones.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Facebook's photo storage rewrite  —  This week Facebook will complete its roll-out of a new photo storage system designed to reduce the social network's reliance on expensive proprietary solutions from NetApp and Akamai.  The new large blob storage system, named Haystack …
Thanks:atul
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch:
Think Microblogging is Hip?  Try Nanoblogging!  —  With all the hype surrounding Twitter these days, it was only a matter of time before someone tried to outdo them and come out with an even faster and more efficient method of communciation.  —  Enter Flutter.  Flutter claims to be a nanoblogging service.
Inside Facebook:
Why Facebook Is Working with Microsoft to Fight Koobface Virus  —  In its efforts to prevent the spread of malware, Facebook's security team has begun working with the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) to combat the Koobface virus, which first surfaced on Facebook in the summer of 2008 …
Discussion: The Register
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Publishers zero in on charging for online news  —  The way to charge for digitally delivered content is a prime topic on the minds of the newspaper publishers meeting in San Diego this week to contemplate the future of their badly battered industry.  —  Even if charging for online …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Gawker and A VC
New York Times:
Micro-Billing, Byte by Byte, Suits the World of Cellphones  —  LAS VEGAS — As the music, film, television, newspaper, book and video-game industries strain to find a way to thrive in the new digital marketplace, one seems to have figured it all out.  —  It is that trailblazer known as the phone company.
Thanks:bobcaswell
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
UK consumers do not mind online ads  —  Brits are happy to watch advertising on the internet or their mobile phones if this means they will get videos, music or other content for free, a survey has found.  —  About 60 per cent of people polled by KPMG, the professional services group …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Carolyne Zinko / San Francisco Chronicle:
What is Biz Stone doing?  —  When most people think of the Internet, they think of its vast reach - the copious amounts of information to search through or be overwhelmed by.  —  Biz Stone likes to think small.  “Creativity,” he says, “comes from constraint.”
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:30 AM ET, April 6, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Microsoft employees transform lives in biggest year yet for charitable giving  —  Giving program raised $125 million for nonprofits and schools around the world in 2015, including the company match of employee contributions.
iQ by Intel:
3D Fashion Technology Brings Sci-Fi to the Runways  —  An Eagle Borg costume made of leatherette and plastic turned fashion designer Monica Vaverová into a 3D printing pioneer in the Czech Republic.
Zoho:
Track customer loyalty with the Net Promoter Score  —  Many marketers would unequivocally state that the Net Promoter Score (NPS) is the primary measure of success in any industry.  Also, it is an excellent tool to measure loyalty.
Worldpay:
What consumers have to say about Bitcoin, P2P, social spending and more  —  We asked 7000 digital consumers how they expect to pay for digital goods & services in the future.  The results are in.
Igloo:
How Igloo helps keep Topgolf employees more engaged in their intranet and less reliant on email  —  An interview with Adrienne Chance, Director of Corporate Communications at Topgolf, a golf and entertainment experience.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
ARM: Heretic in the church of Intel, Moore's Law
Discussion: digg.com
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
A Picture Is Worth A Thousands Tweets: Pixim And TweetPhoto Emerge
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Sneak peek at Windows Mobile 6.5 themes
Discussion: ithinkdifferrent and WMPoweruser.com, Thanks:imhassan
 Earlier Items: 
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
With Inbox Clogged With Admirers, Twitter Should Ignore the Hype …
Discussion: CNET News and NEWS.com.au, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Small Company Offers Web-Based Competition for Microsoft Word
Discussion: Zoho Blogs, Thanks:zoho
TechCrunch:
Chinese Social Networks ‘Virtually’ Out-Earn Facebook And MySpace: A Market Analysis
Thanks:atul
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Is This the Future of the Digital Book?
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Associated Press:
Journalist kidnapped in southern Mexico found dead

Mike McPhate / New York Times:
Newspaper adviser fired at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland after controversial article

Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge lets actor James Woods proceed with suit against anonymous Twitter user who called him a cocaine addict

 
Sister Sites:

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