Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:15 PM ET, March 28, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Facebook's on the Block  —  The owners of the privately held social-networking site hope to fetch as much as $2 billion.  And media giants like Viacom may make a good match  —  Facebook, the Web site where students around the world socialize and swap information, has put itself on the block, BusinessWeek Online has learned.
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Official Google Blog Deleted, Blogger Registers googleblog.blogspot.com  —  Back in April 2004, Google launched their blog at googleblog.blogspot.com.  But somehow, in the past few hours, that blog has been completely deleted from the Blogger servers, and users are instead seeing a "Not Found.
RELATED ITEMS:
Rafat / PaidContent.org:
Once a Maverick, Google Joins the Lobbying Herd: Google's lobbying efforts are intensifying as the company tries to find a way to balance employees' Democrat leanings with legislative reality.  Understatement of the day: Lauren Maddox, a principal in one lobbying firm with a Google account: "They are brilliant engineers.
RELATED ITEMS:
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Verizon SuperPages.com joins Google AdWords  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—Google and Verizon SuperPages.com have signed a deal under which the classified ad provider will help its tens of thousands of marketers get ads onto Google search result pages, the companies said Monday.
Chris Suellentrop / Wired News:
Global Gaming Crackdown  —  Last fall, a group of World of Warcraft players in China committed mass suicide.  They wanted to draw attention to the latest restriction on their liberty: The same government agency that censors newspapers and bans books had just mandated a system of disincentives …
Stephen Bryant / Online Journalism Review:
Syndicate this!  Linking old media to new  —  A new service called BlogBurst aims to get newspapers republishing syndicated blog content.  Will it work?  Who will benefit?  —  Blogs and newspapers have been getting cozy of late.  The successful journaling experiments at dailies …
Discussion: InterMedia
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Manage your Xbox Live friends list from the web  —  Just in time for the Xbox free live weekend, the 'My Xbox' section of Xbox .com has been upgraded.  You can now send, receive, or decline a friends request...or remove a friend from your friends lists directly from Xbox.com.
Robert / infOpinions?:
The Worst of PR and WOM - All In One Post  —  T he worst aspects of PR and Word-of-mouth (WOM) were laid bare in one pitiful post this weekend.  Filled with stereotypes and void of character (while masquerading as one), Strumpette busts on the scene and is quickly exposed by - a student.
makezine.com:
The Future of Credit Cards - Earning virtual currency for spending in the real world & other world bridging  —  Very soon, credit card companies and game makers will reward their customers who spend money in the real world using private label "rewards" credit cards.
Discussion: WOW Insider and Scobleizer
David / weblog.rubyonrails.org:
Rails 1.1: RJS, Active Record++, respond_to, integration tests, and 500 other things!  —  The biggest upgrade in Rails history has finally arrived.  Rails 1.1 boasts more than 500 fixes, tweaks, and features from more than 100 contributors.  Most of the updates just make everyday life a little smoother …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 Years For Nation Wide WiFi  —  In five years, most major metros and suburbs will have ubiquitous Wi-Fi based broadband coverage says Chuck Haas, the co-founder and chief executive officer of MetroFi, a Mountain View, Calif.,-based start-up that is rolling out metro wireless networks.
Randfish / SEOmoz | Daily SEO Blog:
SEOmoz's Web 2.0 Awards  —  I ask those of you for whom the phrase "Web 2.0" is an anethma to refrain from judgement while you read this post and browse the site we've created.  Afterwards, when you've had time to process it, I invite you to comment with as much passion (for or against) as you like.
wikia.com:
BESSEMER VENTURE PARTNERS FUNDS JIMMY WALES' STARTUP WIKIA  — Bessemer leads $4 million round with prominent angels  — Company changes name from Wikicities to Wikia  — Wikia supports foundation behind Wikipedia  —  Wikia, Inc., formerly known as Wikicities …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
SEARCH SHARE  —  From a Bear Stearns report on comScore data, Google continues to gain ground in search share in the US.  Given all that's going on in search and related media, that's impressive.  From the report, which was emailed to me:
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
Being honest about Tablet PCs  —  I've noticed a growing trend in forum and blog posts since the UMPC / Origami was announced - the number of people who have said: I'd get one because I just don't take my Tablet PC with me to the places I really need it - which really means " …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 3:15 PM ET, March 28, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Zoho:
Zoho Desk recognized as Leader in G2's Spring 2022 Reports  —  Zoho Desk has become a familiar name on the 2022 software awards lists produced by G2, one of the largest software marketplace and review platform.
Ortto:
Should you be using a CDP?  —  What is a customer data platform?  How is it different to a CRM and how will it help your business grow?
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: 
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Passionate Microsofties  —  The most interesting perspective I've seen …
Discussion: Burningbird and Scobleizer
pcpro.co.uk:
Microsoft employees call for Ballmer to go
Discussion: Cathode Tan
hotelchatter.com:
Worst WiFi Hotels 2006
Ryan Block / Engadget:
US Gov't to launch investigation into Lenovo "spy" PCs
Discussion: BBC and Boing Boing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google v. Microsoft: New Search Interfaces
Rali / PaidContent.org:
@ DH: Google Music Council? [by rafat] : Picked up this bit …
Discussion: Googling Google
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Researcher: DRM Has Deep Flaws
Discussion: Techdirt
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
Phone, Cable Trade Fire Over Ads
 Earlier Items: 
Nick Bradbury:
FeedDemon 2.0 Now Available
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Justices Will Hear Patent Case Against eBay
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
i-Phono, PSP Bluetooth Transmitter
Discussion: Tech Digest and Ubergizmo
Sunbelt BLOG:
Become a phishing terminator
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Scoble: poster child for not blogging
Christopher / ATRACLife:
New NW-A (002, 003, 005) Series to Debut Soon
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality fans lose on Capitol Hill
Alan Saracevic / The Technology Chronicles:
Adios Avie  —  Avadis "Avie" Tevanian, Apple Computer's Chief …