Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:55 PM ET, March 7, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
media.timewarner.com:
AOL Introduces New Open AIM Strategy  —  Puts the Power of Real Time Communications and Access to More Than 63 Million Active Worldwide Users into the Hands of Developers, Online Communities and Sites and Services of Every Kind  —  Dulles, VA - March 6, 2005 - AOL today announced the creation …
RELATED ITEMS:
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
AOL TAKES AIM  —  Overnight, AOL announced plans to extend its messaging network to third-party development.  It's a bold move, and in some ways a surprising turnabout for AOL.  After all, AOL has taken a pretty closed approach to its instant messaging network.
Fred / A VC:
AOL Opens Up AIM (sort of)
Shankar Gupta / MediaPost Publications:
AIM Code Opens To Developers
May Wong / Associated Press:
TiVo to expand program recording to cellphone  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — TiVo subscribers will soon be able to program television recordings straight from cellphones using the Verizon Wireless network.  —  An agreement with Verizon Wireless, announced Tuesday, expands on TiVo's strategy to bring …
RELATED ITEM:
Rafat / mobile content news:
Tivo Programming Though Phones...Only On Verizon
Discussion: Engadget
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Mac OS X patch faces scrutiny  —  An Apple Computer patch released last week doesn't completely fix a high-profile Mac OS X flaw, leaving a toehold for cyberattacks, experts said.  —  The Mac maker released a security update for its operating system on Wednesday to plug 20 holes.
RELATED ITEMS:
Jean Véronis / Technologies du Langage:
Search: And the winner is...  [ French version - Version française ]  —  Google and Yahoo - a tie!  —  Yes, that's the result of the evaluation I carried out in December 2005 with my students in Aix, some aspects of which I have already revealed on this blog (see [fr] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
World's fastest internet will send Britannica to Shoreditch in 7 sec  —  A BRITISH-designed internet system promises to break the "four-minute mile" of broadband technology by delivering the fastest web service on the planet to British households.  —  Residents in Shoreditch, East London …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Popular Web Site Falls Victim to a Content Filter  —  THERE are lots of ways to describe Boing Boing, the Web's obliquely subtitled "Directory of Wonderful Things," which draws millions of eyeballs to its relentless, stylistically minimalist scroll of high-weirdness each month.
Discussion: J. LeRoy, Things That and Boing Boing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Drive: What we know so far  —  We have all the ingredients for a great story: dramatic predictions of Google taking over the world, secret disclosures of a new stealth product at a Google analyst meeting, outing of the story by bloggers, and subsequent purging of the public data by Google …
Stephen Bryant / publish.com:
Six Apart Launches Enterprise Blogging Tools  —  Six Apart announced two new business-oriented blogging products on March 7, which the company said are meant to capitalize on the growing blogging trend among small and midsize businesses and large corporations.
Discussion: Changing Way
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Lands Milestone 5,000th Patent  —  Multibillion-dollar research and development investment yields powerful portfolio of innovations.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 6, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. has reached a patenting milestone by logging its 5,000th patent granted in the United States.
S Karat / ContentSutra:
Sabeer Bhatia Logs In To Web 2.0; Launches Blogeverywhere.com  —  Press Release: So this is the Web 2.0 product from the Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia.  His new venture Blogeverywhere.com was launched in Delhi today.  It claims to enhance (I am yet to test it) the speed and functionality …
Lia Miller / New York Times:
Cosby's Lawyers See No Flattery in an Imitation  —  Data Analysis Cosby and Toothpaste Cosby may be the height of humor to fans of the online parody "House of Cosbys," but the man who inspired them is not laughing.  —  Last June, Justin Roiland, the creator of the animated series …
Discussion: Metafilter
biz.yahoo.com:
Who controls how you use your Internet access?  Vonage Canada challenges Shaw "VoIP tax"  —  Internet phone service company Vonage Canada warns that cable and phone companies could restrict "network neutrality" by limiting Canadians' freedom of choice on the Internet; requests CRTC investigate "anti-competitive" action by Shaw
Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies:
EXCLUSIVE - oh my stars!  —  Ok folks, we've been learning more and more about the Google Base / wallet reputation system.  Last week it was a rumor from Dirson with no screen shots/backup.  Yesterday we found the link that talks about "See my seller ratings".
Discussion: TechBeat
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cingular launches new mobile TV service  —  Cingular is expected to announce on Tuesday an on-demand mobile TV service that runs over its new 3G wireless network.  —  The service—called Cingular Video—allows viewers to select short three- to five-minute clips from 18 different channels …
Reuters:
Complexity causes 50% of product returns -scientist  —Text+AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Half of all malfunctioning products returned to stores by consumers are in full working order, but customers can't figure out how to operate the devices, a scientist said on Monday.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
MSN adCenter: Firefox Users Need Not Apply; Customers With Firefox Might Not Get Tracked  —  It annoyed me a few weeks ago when I signed up for the MSN adCenter pilot that Firefox wasn't supported.  That was still the case with the open adCenter sign-up today and annoyed one of my readers Paul Holstein, as well.
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Huge Net Capex: One-Time or Permanent?  —  The WSJ describes a key issue facing the big net companies, especially Google: massive (and increasing) capital spending.  Last week, for example, Google stated that 2006 CAPEX would "significantly exceed" 2005's mind-boggling $800 million …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Clickety Clack
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:55 PM ET, March 7, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Upwork:
Key Takeaways from Season 1 of Work Unlocked  —  Look at work in a whole new way with insights from Work Unlocked, a podcast featuring business leaders, future-of-work experts, and freelancers helping to drive innovation.
Zoho:
The art of using storytelling in presentations  —  As a presenter, your primary objective is to keep your audience engaged and entertained.  Whether you are pitching your next big business idea or presenting …
Climate Draft:
Join, advise, or invest in climate startups in 2022  —  We're mobilizing top tech talent to work with leading climate startups.  Sign up to be the first to know about future Climate Drafts and how you can participate.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
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: 
Tony Smith / reghardware.co.uk:
Sony to ship blank Blu-ray Discs this month
Quentin Reade / webuser.co.uk:
Web users 'only visit six sites'
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
An Adoption Strategy for Social Software in the Enterprise
Discussion: AccMan Pro
Planet Apache:
Apache Marketing Blog — Is Open Source Being Watered Down?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Familiarity Breeds a User Base
Discussion: Bokardo and MacMegasite
Phone Scoop:
Nokia To Launch Stripped Down Blackberry Competitor
Discussion: Gizmodo and All About Symbian
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
We said Origami, not Versace!
Stuart Miles / pocket-lint.co.uk:
Sony launches 3 new Bravia LCD HD ready TV ranges
Discussion: HDBlog.net and Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Wetpaint is now live
InformationWeek:
First SIP draft released First products that partly support SIP
Discussion: VoIP Watch and VoIP Now
Ben McConnell / Church of the Customer Blog:
10 reasons why YouTube is better than Google Video
Jeffrey Goldfarb / Reuters:
Hearst buys NetDoctor as spark for online efforts
Discussion: PaidContent.org
Andrew F. Hamm / MSNBC:
Ricochet making a comeback, targets a wireless niche
Clint Ecker / Ars Technica:
Apple Mac mini (Core Solo)
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Boob tube meets online maps as TV fans get creative