Tech Web, page A1 … for 2:55 PM ET, October 4, 2005
Current Tech Page     Also:   Politics

Top Items:

Frederico Oliveira / TechCrunch:
Ning launches!  —  Ning, also known as the official name for 24 Hour Laundry's project, just launched.  I actually had to keep myself from posting early because I was excited about it.  Now that I got the word from them with the approval to post, here goes the unveiling.
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Ning, the real 24 Hour Laundry  —  The much talked about 24 Hour Laundry has come out from under the covers as Ning.  This is Marc Andressen's latest and has some seriously smart people working for the company.  What they have done is developed a meta app, a framework that allows folks …
Jeff Clavier / Software Only:
The 24 Hour Laundry has closed, and is replaced by Ning  —  Remember the story of the stealth startup that sucked ?  Well, it is now out of stealth mode, and has officially launched as Ning.  From their FAQ: … So after being offered a large number of social media applications …
Mike / Techdirt:   Build Your Own Social Apps?
Gina Bianchini / Ning Blog:
Ok, I am excited.
Discussion: RatcliffeBlog
Sun and Google Expand Technology Reach And Global Opportunity  —  Multi-year, Strategic Agreement Promotes Java Technology and Google Toolbar  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., - October 4, 2005 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Google Inc. today announced an agreement to promote and distribute …
Discussion: Download Squad, and GROKLAW
Susan Kuchinskas /
Next Up: Google Office?  —  There's a Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times.  These times must be really interesting for Steve Ballmer.  —  Microsoft's (Quote, Chart) CEO allegedly said he'd crush Google (Quote, Chart), his company's rival in search, and the lucrative ad business it engenders.
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Google, Sun plan partnership  —  Sun Microsystems and Google plan to announce a collaborative effort that some analysts speculate could elevate the profile of the and Java software packages.  —  Details won't emerge publicly until Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Sun CEO Scott McNealy …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google and Sun Microsystems Planning Major Announcement : GoogleOffice?  —  Google and Sun Microsystems Planning Major Announcement : GoogleOffice?  —  Sun Microsystems and Google are planning a major news conference on Tuesday, October 4th (today) at 10:30 a.m. PT/1:30 p.m. ET.
Discussion: Open Source and cameron reilly
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Newsgator buying who?  NetNewsWire?  —  Richard asked about who is on the menu for Newsgator?  He has many guesses and one of them is right: Ranchero Software, the company behind Mac-a-licious RSS reader NetNewsWire.  Sources in Silicon Valley tell me that this deal is pretty much done …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   NewsGator to acquire NetNewsWire?
Bambi Francisco / MarketWatch:
Free WiFi equals targeted ads  —  Commentary: Nothing is free, and what happens to ISPs?  —  Alert |  Reprint  —  (Editor's note: Bambi Francisco's Net Sense column will now appear twice a week, and she's just launched a weekly video product highlighting key interviews, called The Bambi Francisco Files.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Google faces obstacles in S.F. Wi-Fi bid
Discussion: IP Democracy
Steve Bass / PC World:
Search Sites Try to Give Instant Answers  —  Figuring out what keywords to use for a Web search has always been a challenge.  And once you get your results, you have to guess which link will have the answer to your question.  Wouldn't it be nice just to type in a regular question and get a direct answer?
Ingrid Marson / CNET
OpenDocument could 'turn everything inside out'  —  A Sun Microsystems executive says the OpenDocument format has the potential to change the world.  —  Tim Bray, the director of Web technologies at Sun, said at the conference in Slovenia late last week that the file format developed …
Discussion: MacInTouch and iBLOGthere4iM
Joris Evers / CNET
HP to ship Netscape browser on new PCs  —  update In a move that harks back to the browser wars, Hewlett-Packard plans to ship Netscape's Web browser on new consumer PCs and notebooks starting early next year.  —  The agreement, announced Monday, is the first browser distribution deal …
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Lost Underground?  Check Your IPod  —  Site Offers Subway Maps for Download; Some Cities Claim Copyright Violation  —  A few months ago, New York-based Web designer William Bright came up with a simple idea: Take digital images of subway maps, slice them into pieces and make them viewable on color iPod screens.
Discussion: Smart Mobs

About This Page:

This is a snapshot of tech.memeorandum at 2:55 PM ET, October 4, 2005.

View another snapshot:

About tech.memeorandum:

The Web is humming with reports and opinions on technology.  tech.memeorandum is page A1 for these discussions.  Auto-updated every 5 minutes, it uncovers the most relevant items from thousands of news sites and weblogs.

Site News:

See for all site news.


Add tech.memeorandum to:

More Items:

Jon Oltsik / CNET
The sorry state of the domain name game
John Leyden / The Register:
Backdoor Trojan targets Microsoft Access
Douglass C. Perry /
X05: Live in the Next Generation
Discussion: Major
Omar Al-Hajjar / Webby Media Blog Network:
Too Much, Too Fast?  —  So just after a full week of going live …
Discussion: Blog Tips
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
O'Reilly author notices Microsoft's openness
Jim / Jim Boykin's SEO Thoughts:
Neat-O Backlink Tool - V1 Live
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Lycos, Yahoo Pushing to Put Media Online

Earlier Picks:

David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking:
Emigrating to Chicago, USA!
Judy Siegel-Itzkovich / Jerusalem Post:
Scientists in Israel solve mystery of 'dark matter'
Thumbs Up for Paid Search
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft says Office beta coming in November
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Sun turns up volume against Windows Vista and Office 12
Digital music revenue 'triples'
Discussion: Techdirt and
Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005
© 2005 Memeorandum