Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:00 PM ET, September 29, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Lars Rasmussen / The Official Google Blog:
Surf's up Wednesday: Google Wave update  —  Starting Wednesday, September 30 we'll be sending out more than 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave to:  — Developers who have been active in the developer preview we started back in June  — The first users who signed up and offered to give feedback on wave.google.com
RELATED:
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google Wave ready for wider testing  —  Google Wave is ready for its next step: a more thorough test of its scalability and stability as more than 100,000 new users crowd onto the service.  —  As promised, Google plans to open Google Wave beyond an extremely limited preview on Wednesday …
The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
The Courier Files: How Microsoft Thinks We'll Use Their Secret Tablet  —  Microsoft's Courier booklet was surprising, mostly because it was so far outside of what everybody now expects from a tablet.  This internal video shows how Microsoft thinks we'll use Courier.
RELATED:
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Courier tablet: A Franklin Covey planner on steroids?  —  Since the first video and photo leaks went public last week of Microsoft's alleged second-generation Tablet PC, tipsters have been working overtime.  —  Since Microsoft isn't commenting at all on Courier (the official statement is …
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Ten New Details on the Apple Tablet  —  Want to know some more about Apple's upcoming tablet device?  You're in luck.  We've received the scoop from our reliable source—who correctly called the iPod nano 5G, iPhone 3GS and Chinese iPhone 3G months ago.  — Apple has created …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple warns of near-term iMac, Mac mini constraints [u]  —  Apple this week began informing its direct sales channels that several of its desktop-based Mac offerings have entered a period of constraint, further hinting that Mac hardware updates are on the horizon.  [Updated with additional info on Mac mini.]
Brad Stone / Bits:
Apple Rehires a Developer of Its Newton Tablet  —  If you were gearing up to launch a tablet computer - and these days, who isn't? - who would you hire to market it?  One obvious candidate would be Michael Tchao, one of the original developers of Apple's groundbreaking but failed Newton personal digital assistant.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Newegg reveals Windows 7 OEM prices  —  Online retail store Newegg has posted Windows 7's OEM prices, and as always they're much cheaper than the retail versions.  —  Newegg.com today unveiled prices for OEM editions of Windows 7, and as always, they're significantly lower than the full retail versions …
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
Dell Latitude Z Hands On: Kills Cords Completely With Wireless Charging  —  Someone at Dell must have tripped over some wires and after cleaning up the bloody gash came up with the $2,000 anti-cord Latitude Z: It has wireless charging and wirelessly connects to displays too.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Garmin-Asus nuvifone G60 finally ready for AT&T: $300 on October 4?  —  Let's just be brutally honest here: Garmin-Asus' nuvifone G60 is basically the Duke Nukem of phones.  We've been following it since before Garmin and ASUS formed their joint venture, since before we we had an inkling …
Vodafone:
Vodafone to Sell iPhone in UK and Ireland  —  Vodafone and Apple today confirmed that they have reached agreement to bring iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to the UK and Ireland in early 2010.  —  Beginning today, Vodafone UK and Vodafone Ireland customers can register their interest in iPhone 3G …
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM:
AppBank Wants to Help You Cash In on Facebook Apps  —  AppBank, a Seattle-based startup, today is launching a free application in beta that lets people without coding skills build their own Facebook apps, such as a quiz or game, in four steps — and earn a cut of the revenue from ads placed within them.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Palm Pre's New Strategy: Forget iTunes, Hello Wireless Amazon Downloads  —  When the Palm Pre debuted, one of its most useful features was its ability to sync with Apple's iTunes software.  Unfortunately, how it went about doing this was a little bit underhanded: it pretended to be an iPhone.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Chrome And Safari Are Rounding Errors  —  This is the third installment of our exclusive interview last week with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.  In the first article we showed an overview and video footage of the main subject areas we covered: Big Opportunities …
Discussion: Dealscape, Bits and Seeking Alpha
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney Tries to Pull the Storybook Ritual Onto the Web  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company hopes an ambitious new digital service it plans to unveil on Tuesday will transform how children read its storybooks.  —  In what it bills as an industry-defining moment …
Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Consumer Often Get Slower Internet Speeds Than Paid For: FCC  —  The small army at the FCC trying to figure out how to bring broadband Internet to all American homes gave their half-time report Tuesday at the agency.  Lots of takeways about how much it would cost and how networks aren't up to snuff …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AOL's Google Reunion Grows Yet Again: Former YouTube Ad Guy Shashi Seth Joins Up  —  Of course, Time Warner's (TWX) AOL has hired yet another Google (GOOG) veteran.  That's what the company does under the Tim Armstrong regime.  —  Today's example: Shashi Seth, the one-time “monetization” …
Discussion: GigaOM, paidContent and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
CNN Launching Pay iPhone App; Live Streaming For $2 Plus Ads  —  While Dow Jones follows through with plans to convert some of its iPhone and BlackBerry free app users to paid subscribers, CNN is jumping right into the premium market—although in a small way.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mint Widget And Other YAP Apps Make It To Yahoo's Home Page  —  With the new Yahoo homepage that was previewed last July and is now rolling out more broadly as part of Yahoo's new “It's Y!ou” branding exercise, the main Yahoo homepage is taking on more of the personalization features on MyYahoo.
Ville Vesterinen / ArcticStartup:
Ahtisaari From Dopplr To Head Nokia Design  —  We have heard from inside Nokia that the ex-CEO of Dopplr, Marko Ahtisaari has been appointed to head Nokia's Design department.  This comes just after Nokia acquired Dopplr for undisclosed sum and a long silence that preceded the official announcement yesterday (see our story here).
Discussion: IntoMobile
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Google, bank resolve issue over misfired e-mail  —  A bank that accidentally sent sensitive customer information to a Gmail address and persuaded a judge to order Google to deactivate the account has resolved the issue with Google and the companies have filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Mia / YouTube Blog:
Warner Music Comes Back to YouTube  —  Music Licensing: It's complicated.  Let's face it.  But today all of that is beside the point: we are happy to announce that Warner Music Group (WMG)'s artists are returning home to YouTube.  Under this new, multi-year global agreement …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Dogster and ICanHazCheezburger Join Ad Forces  —  Dogster has never been a Web 2.0 darling.  At first glance a social network for pets isn't the most innovative idea, and its audience is limited to the kinds of wackos who make name tags for their dogs at conferences or create elaborate fictional personalities for their cats.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
iPhone Developers Accessing Users' Telephone Numbers for Telemarketing?  —  French site Mac4Ever reports that a number of users of a free Swiss traffic application for the iPhone have received telemarketing calls from callers who claim that they received the users' telephone numbers from Apple after making the application purchase.
Discussion: Mac4Ever.com and iLounge
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Metered Broadband Is the Future: Verizon CTO  —  Verizon Chief Technology Officer Dick Lynch said today that in the coming years, wired broadband will likely be sold in packages based on the amount of data a person wants to consume, much like wireless broadband is sold today.
Thanks:atul
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple's FileMaker intros Bento 3  —  Apple subsidiary, FileMaker, this afternoon introduced the latest iteration of its personal databasing application, Bento, raising the software up to version 3.  —  Bento 3 offers new ways to view, use and share photos, contacts, calendars, files and more …
Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
Xerox CEO defends ACS deal  —  Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has made a bold bid for services company ACS.  Photo: Xerox.  —  Xerox's new CEO bets big on services.  Can she convince investors she made the right move?  —  Ursula Burns calls less than 30 minutes after the markets close …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 3:00 PM ET, September 29, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
For Bing's Kevin White, red wine and data science are the perfect pairing  —  On paper, red wine and data mining hardly seem an appropriate pair.  One goes with meats, the other with user experiences.
Intel:
Intel Unveils 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster at PAX  —  Intel just announced its first 8 core, 16 thread gaming monster — otherwise known as the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition desktop processor …
VMware:
Top Five Reasons Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery  —  Few organizations can afford the downtime caused by a disaster.  Those capable of weathering such events usually have the datacenters …
Zoho:
Too many bugs to handle?  Link and fix them in Zoho BugTracker  —  In an effort to keep you calm during a bug swarm, we have released Link Bugs in Zoho BugTracker.  With Link Bugs, you can associate …
Syncano:
iOS Developers: How to Get Instant Notifications on your App  —  Within minutes, you can create dynamic iOS apps on Syncano that instantly reflect changes in data by “subscribing” to changes on Syncano's Sync Server.
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: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Wize Redesigns Product Review Search Engine
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Nicole Berett / The Windows Blog:
Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 update
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Pressure on Microsoft, as Windows attack now public
Discussion: Zero Day and Security Watch
The H Open Source:
Open Android Alliance formed
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Flickr Now Supports OpenStreetMap Tags
Discussion: Webmonkey
DigiTimes:
Blu-ray notebook expected to take off in 2H10
Discussion: CrunchGear
 Earlier Items: 
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Court Dismisses WPP's $13 Million Lawsuit Against Spot Runner
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
The Peek Pronto now offered for $299 with lifetime service
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Ping is Like a Free SMS Client For iPhone and iPod Touch Users
Discussion: Gear Live and The Next Web, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Josh Carr / TUAW:
Still doubt Apple's desire for portable gaming clout? Here's proof...
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft confirms free security software ships Tuesday
Etan Horowitz / Etan on Tech:
St. Cloud shutting down the nation's first citywide free Wi-Fi network
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Washington Post:
New Post publisher: Strong Washington ties and longtime interest in the news business

Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Bloomberg Politics Hires Slate's Dave Weigel As New Venture Prepares For Launch

The Wire:
ISIL Has Reportedly Beheaded Journalist Steven Sotloff

 
Sister Sites:

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