Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:55 AM ET, May 17, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Sun promises to open source Java  —  Community must help to pevent fragmentation  —  Sun Microsystems is planning to release the source code of the Java programming language, chief executive Jonathan Schwartz said at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
RELATED ITEMS:
Chris Preimesberger / eWEEK.com:   Sun's Open-Source Outreach Met with Mixed Emotions
Simon Phipps / SunMink : SunMink:
JDK on GNU/Linux: Something Wonderful
Discussion: Between the Lines and Sam Ruby
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Sun promises to open-source Java
research.microsoft.com:
MSR MapCruncher for Virtual Earth  —  QUICK INFO  —  File Name:  —  MapCruncher-2.00.zip  —  Version:  —  2.0  —  Date Published:  —  Download Size:  —  1.4 MB  —  Overview  —  Have you ever looked at satellite photos of a building in Virtual Earth — and wished you could zoom right in and see its floorplan?
RELATED ITEMS:
Microsoft:
MapCruncher: Interactive Web Maps Come to Life  —  MapCruncher - a prototype technology from Microsoft Research that makes it easy for users to create their own, personalized mash-ups - may revolutionize the way people use online maps.  —  REDMOND, Wash., May 16, 2006 - "We love maps," says Jon Howell - and it shows.
Dick / Burning Questions:
The Feed Powers The Site  —  This morning, we unveiled another enhancement to our advertising platform: a feed-driven approach to positioning ads on Web sites and blogs.  The feed is the keystone to publisher content; by managing the feed and providing the FeedFlare service …
RELATED ITEMS:
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
FeedBurner Migrates RSS Ad Network to Sites  —  RSS advertising and metrics player FeedBurner is moving beyond feeds with its latest initiative.  The company seeks to expand the volume and type of inventory it offers advertisers by enticing publishers, especially bloggers, to display its ads on their Web sites.
Discussion: SearchViews
Fred / A VC:   FeedBurner Moves Onto The Web
down the avenue:
Rocketboom's Amanda Congdon Live  —  Rocketboom's Amanda Congdon does the closing keynote at today's Syndicate Conference in NYC.  —  Most in my circles know what Rocketboom is about, but for those who don't, check it out - user generated digital rich content syndicated to the masses …
Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Update: Motorola Q set to take on BlackBerry  —  The Q's weak point is Microsoft, a recent entrant to the world of push e-mail, one analyst said  —  Motorola Inc. hopes to roll out its much-anticipated Q smart phone next week, President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Zander said Tuesday.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Phone Scoop
RELATED ITEMS:
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Motorola Q is set for launch next week
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
In the Fight Against Spam E-Mail, Goliath Wins Again  —  Eran Reshef had an idea in the battle against spam e-mail that seemed to be working: he fought spam with spam.  Today, he'll give up the fight.  —  Reshef's Silicon Valley company, Blue Security Inc., simply asked the spammers to stop sending junk e-mail to his clients.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates to demonstrate new search software  —  Microsoft is hoping that social networking techniques will help win a few friends for its enterprise search technology.  —  On Wednesday, as part of a keynote speech to executives gathered in Redmond, Wash., for Microsoft's annual CEO Summit …
Discussion: Ramesh Jain's Blog
telephonydiscussion.com:
The empire strikes back: WITH QoS  —  Back-drop:  —  "So what" ...is Quality of Service (QoS)?  The constant use of the term reminds us of the Chicken Little  —  cries that the sky is falling ...but this time it is true in the case of the ITU circuit based business  —  models!
Associated Press:
Google Inc. Tweaks Its Video Service  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Internet search leader Google Inc. is making it easier to post and share online videos on its site, hoping to widen the appeal of a service that so far has been eclipsed by upstart YouTube.com.
AppleInsider:
Apple's MacBook sports user-replaceable hard disks  —  First on AI: Owners of Apple Computer's new MacBook consumer notebooks will find that upgrading or replacing the computer's hard disk is as simple as adding more memory.  —  The notebooks, which are some of the most redesigned personal computers …
Google Blogoscoped:
Suing Google Suggest  —  Oh my - someone's apparently suing Google for the Google Suggest feature, which suggests cracks of a certain software.  As you may know the Google Suggest feature, as used in the Google Toolbar, is a (slightly moderated) approach of offering suggestions based on popular searches, as you type.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Digging into Google Notebook javascript  —  A product launch just isn't the same without digging through some source code to see what goodies are hidden under the hood.  It seems like most new Google products have code hanging around that doesn't seem to do anything (yet).
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
AOL's Uncut Video; a YouTube copycat, but history suggests it's a long-shot  —  AOL releases UnCut Video, a complete YouTube copycat.  —  The only difference is that UnCut doesn't support tagging (via TechCrunch).  Too bad it's such a blatant clone.  These sorts of moves rarely succeed.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:55 AM ET, May 17, 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 Sign and eID Easy for eIDAS-compliant digital signatures  —  The use of e-signatures is becoming increasingly widespread because of its extensive ease of use and collaboration.
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: 
Tommi / Tommi's S60 applications blog:
2D barcodes will rule the earth
noblecollection.com:
The Mini Cryptex  —  Total: $0.00  —  An authorized miniature …
Discussion: Things That
Ben Charny / Google Watch:
Microsoft's 'Google Analytics' Killer to Debut Soon?
USA Today:
Security feature in Microsoft's new Windows could drive users nuts
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
StumbleUpon has 875,000 Users!
Discussion: Tinfinger and SiliconBeat
Will O'Brien / Engadget:
How-To: IR Remote Control your Computer
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Oh ... we thought the "iPod killer" was going to be a product
Valleywag:
Give Michael Arrington a f**king break
 Earlier Items: 
Apple:
Apple Unveils New MacBook Featuring Intel Core Duo Processors
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Lotus Notes gets upgrade
Discussion: Matusow's Blog
Chris Morris / CNN:
'Phantom' video game CEO charged with pump and dump scheme
Discussion: Techdirt
John D. Stoll / MarketWatch:
Chairman says Starbucks could start book sales by Christmas
Rob Fahey / gamesindustry.biz:
Xbox 360 with HD-DVD to be priced below PS3
Discussion: Bink.nu and Engadget
acmqueue.com:
Learning from the Amazon technology platform
Duncan Graham-Rowe / NewScientistTech:
'Fly-by-wireless' plane takes to the air