Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:55 PM ET, November 24, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Core i7 iMacs showing up DOA — including ours  —  Apple's new Core i7-based iMac might be a performance monster, but it looks like the whole family's having some problems getting out of the gate: in addition to the previously-noted performance issues with the Core 2 Duo models …
RELATED:
Bill Tancer / Hitwise Intelligence:
News Corp. - If You de-Index Will They Still Come?  —  Two weeks ago we posted on Rupert Murdoch's threat to block Google from Indexing News Corp. content.  While at first it seemed as though Murdoch was merely posturing with hypotheticals, reports continue to indicate that News Corp …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Time Inc.'s Squires Assembles Team of Rivals to Harness Digital Media  —  Some of the magazine industry's biggest names are on the verge of forming a new company that would allow them to take the digital future into their own hands.  —  The company would make up one of the biggest alliances …
Mark Harris / Times of London:
The Googlephone: Google gears up for attack on mobile-phone market  —  The internet giant is about to launch a system offering free calls - along with the mother of all handsets.  —  Google is gearing up for an all-out assault on the mobile-phone market that will include a new …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Millions using social media on Xbox Live  —  Microsoft on Monday said that millions of Xbox Live members have used the new social-media features that the company pushed live a week ago.  —  In June, Microsoft announced it would begin offering Xbox Live users access to Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon bolsters battery life for Kindle; Adds native PDF reader  —  Amazon on Tuesday said it has improved the battery life of the Kindle and added a native PDF reader.  —  The statement appears to be timed to get holiday shoppers off the fence about the Kindle as rivals like Barnes & Noble …
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Joost Finally Acquired, By Online Ad Network Adconion  —  So Joost's been put out of its misery and its assets have been acquired by Santa Monica, CA-based online ad network Adconion Media Group.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but likely would have been pennies on the dollar …
Susan Wojcicki / The Official Google Blog:
New search ad formats  —  At Google, we're committed to giving you the information you want — regardless of the form in which it might appear.  —  Text is often useful, but sometimes videos and pictures are a more effective way to receive information.  For example, if you want to learn a magic trick …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's Search Box Gets Smarter  —  Yahoo has announced a new set of features for its Search Assist service that makes the Yahoo search box a lot smarter.  —  Perhaps the main innovation here is the inclusion of content and information right inside the Search Assist dropdown.
Discussion: AppScout and ResourceShelf
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox:
Best Buy adds $197 HP laptop to Black Friday lineup  —  Best Buy on Tuesday announced that it will bolster its Black Friday deals with a $197 HP laptop.  —  Available in-store beginning Friday, Nov. 27, the HP laptop features an Intel Celeron 900 processor, 2GB memory and a 160GB hard drive.
Discussion: TFTS, I4U News and Crave
New York Times:
Price War Brews Between Amazon and Wal-Mart  —  Ali had Frazier.  Coke has Pepsi.  The Yankees have the Red Sox.  —  Now Wal-Mart, the mightiest retail giant in history, may have met its own worthy adversary: Amazon.com.  —  In what is emerging as one of the main story lines …
Discussion: I4U News, Media Decoder and Gawker, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jared Newman / PC World:
Apple iPhone Ad Succeeds Where AT&T Fails  —  Apple's jumping into the battle that sees Verizon Wireless and AT&T flaming each other in advertisements, but unlike AT&T's recent effort to defend itself, Apple's new pair of iPhone ads are actually good.  —  To recap, Verizon fired the first volley …
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
The mobile data apocalypse, and what it means to you  —  The mobile industry is now completing a huge shift in its attitude toward mobile data.  Until pretty recently, the prevailing attitude among mobile operators was that data was a disappointment.  It had been hyped for a decade …
Steven Scheer / Reuters:
Twitter eyes acquisitions, sees making money in 2010  —  TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Micro-blogging site Twitter is interested in making more acquisitions as it continues to grow in popularity, co-founder Biz Stone said on Tuesday.  —  “That is something we are definitely interested in,” Stone told a news conference in Tel Aviv.
Samir / bountii.com:
Negative Cashback from Bing Cashback  —  In a recent post that Microsoft made me take down, I wrote about some security holes in Bing Cashback.  While technical flaws are somewhat interesting to me, most Bountii users don't really care about them.  Starting today, I'll write about some non-technical flaws in Bing Cashback.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Local Shopping Search Engine Milo Gets $4 Million From Mint's Patzer, Others  —  Milo, a startup betting that Americans will be as likely to use the internet to inform purchases at local stores as to replace them, has raised $4 million from a roster of big name investors.
Krystle Chow / Ottowa Business Journal:
Overlay.TV boots up clickable video for Zappos  —  One of the world's biggest online shoe and apparel stores, Zappos.com, has chosen local technology firm Overlay.TV to provide clickable video descriptions of its products, Overlay.TV announced Tuesday.  —  The partnership will see Zappos.com rolling …
Discussion: PR Newswire and blog.overlay.tv
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Major Intel chip upgrade coming to new Netbooks  —  Intel is set to announce the biggest makeover for its Atom processor since it was introduced back in the spring of 2008.  And PC makers are ready with new Netbook models, some due before the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook co-founder's Asana raises $9M from Benchmark, Andreessen-Horowitz  —  Asana, the productivity management startup from Facebook co-founder Dustin Muskovitz and lead engineer Justin Rosenstein, has raked in $9 million from Benchmark Capital and Andreessen-Horowitz.
Discussion: Bits, BoomTown, TechCrunch and Asana
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Hulu's New Embed Policy Can Only Hurt It  —  Before Hulu even had a name or its current management team, it had distribution partners: AOL, MSN, MySpace, Yahoo.  —  All along, one of Hulu's most distinctive and friendly features has been that all its content is embeddable.
Discussion: Techdirt
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
E-tailers snagged in marketing ‘scam’ blame customers  —  First the good news for consumers: the U.S. government's investigation into how dozens of well-known online stores worked with controversial marketers to “deceive” customers out of $1.4 billion has prompted some retailers …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
eBay: Our Mobile Users Will Spend More Than $500 Million On Goods This Year  —  Internet commerce juggernaut eBay is unveiling a brand new iPhone application dubbed Deals today, alongside an upgraded version of its shopping app for the iPhone and iPod Touch platform and an enhanced mobile website.
Jason Robitaille / PreCentral.net:
Precorder Enters Alpha Testing Phase  —  Those following the PreCentral video recording thread will know this has been a long time coming.  Back before webOS 1.3.1, video recording was a pipe dream and would require a lot of work to get done in a successful, safe manner.  —  However, webOS 1.3.1 changed all that.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Achtung!  Google Analytics is illegal, say German government officials  —  [Germany] Several federal and regional government officials in Germany are trying to put a ban on Google Analytics, the search giant's free software product that allows website owners and publishers to get detailed statistics …
Mikael Ricknäs / InfoWorld:
Open-Xchange opens e-mail inbox to Facebook, Twitter  —  The open source company wants to ease the burden of handling different ways of communicating  —  Open-source collaboration software vendor Open-Xchange plans to open its e-mail inbox to messages from social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Michael Larabel / Phoronix:
Chromium OS, Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Benchmarks  —  Home Articles & Reviews Search RSS IRC Contact Forums  —  Intel released Moblin 2.1 earlier this month, Canonical released Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 late last month, and various other vendors have offered up their fall distribution refreshes too.
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U suspend sales of Sony Ericsson's Satio after customer complaints  —  Beleaguered mobile phone company Sony Ericsson suffered a further blow yesterday when the UK's two largest mobile phone retailers withdrew its flagship Satio handset from sale.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 2:55 PM ET, November 24, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
From Marine Corps general to Microsoft VP  —  Microsoft's new VP for military affairs aims to expand the company's already broad slate of support programs for veterans.
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:
Why Your Organization Needs a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan  —  Businesses know they need to back up their data, their workloads and their applications in the event that disaster strikes.
Zoho:
Customer Spotlight: How One Company Went from No CRM to Zoho CRM Power Users  —  “We had evolved our CRM from spreadsheets, to Goldmine CRM and finally to ACT CRM, but we knew we needed to move to a native cloud-based CRM”
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: 
AppleInsider:
Apple and Live Nation debut iTunes live music program
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
HootSuite lets you schedule status updates on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
Discussion: Hootsuite and paidContent
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Time Warner Dallas Customers Get WiMax December 1 …
Discussion: Pegasus News and Telecompetitor
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
VUDU updates keep rolling by integrating Wikipedia
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Fark and USA Today: Bedfellows in Oddity
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Firms channeling apps to TV
Discussion: AppleInsider and Mac|Life
BBC:
Protests grow over digital bill
Discussion: Telegraph and p2pnet
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
SAP Joins PowerPoint and Twitter - Does This Work?
Discussion: SAP Web 2.0, Thanks:enauzer
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Senators Begin Questioning ACTA Secrecy
Discussion: keionline.org and DSLreports
Dan Goodin / The Register:
IE bug leaks private details from 50m PDF files
Discussion: SecureThoughts.com
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple iPhone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
We Hold These Truths To Be Awesome: The Founding Fathers Give Google Wave A Try
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:enauzer
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Digg For Bargains: Deals.Woot Is Now Open To The Public
Discussion: Epicenter, Digital Trends and AppScout
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Diversified media companies are hurrying to undiversify

Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Marty Baron discusses hiring digital journalists, future of WaPo's blogs, and new ownership

Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Sorting the Serious From the Silly, BuzzFeed Develops a Mobile App for Real News

 
Sister Sites:

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