Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:20 PM ET, September 9, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Mark Zuckerberg / blog.facebook.com:
An Open Letter from Mark Zuckerberg:  —  We really messed this one up.  When we launched News Feed and Mini-Feed we were trying to provide you with a stream of information about your social world.  Instead, we did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them.
RELATED ITEMS:
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Saying It 'Messed Up,' Facebook Modifies Controversial Feature  —  Facebook, a popular Web-based hangout for students, revamped its site last night to let users disable or modify a new feature that had touched off protests from hundreds of thousands of members.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
H.P. Chairwoman Aims Not to Be the Scapegoat  —  Patricia C. Dunn, Hewlett-Packard's chairwoman, was known as a remarkable saleswoman as she rose to the top of the financial industry.  —  But on Sunday, she will have to sell her board on the idea that she should not be dumped as the scapegoat for the scandal rocking the company.
Discussion: Scobleizer, robhyndman.com, GrokLaw and digg
RELATED ITEMS:
Allen Wastler / CNNMoney.com:
HP Chair: Lying, or incompetent  —  Was it a case of 'you don't want to know' in the board investigation?  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — To: Patricia Dunn, chairman of the board, Hewlett-Packard  —  Dear Ms. Dunn,  —  Are you lying ... or incompetent?  —  I ask this as respectfully as possible.
Jim Kerstetter / CNET News.com:
HP probe snared a third News.com reporter  —  The personal telephone records of a third CNET News.com reporter were targeted during Hewlett-Packard's investigation into boardroom leaks, HP confirmed Friday afternoon.  —  An HP spokesman said reporter Stephen Shankland's records were targeted …
Robert Hof / Business Week:
BW Writers Targeted by HP  —  A trio of BusinessWeek reporters were among the nine journalists whose phone records were sought by HP in a probe about board leaks to the press  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) targeted three BusinessWeek reporters among the nine journalists whose phone records …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and IR Daily
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   Playing Truth or Dare with HP's Patricia Dunn
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Star Wars tour at The Future of Web Apps  —  This Thursday I will lead a tour of the Letterman Digital Arts Center during the lunch break of The Future of Web Apps summit.  The Letterman center is the new home of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and LucasArts.
Discussion: ShoutBlog
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive to cost £199  —  With 360 bundles planned rather than pre-Christmas price cut  —  The Premium Xbox 360 won't benefit from a price cut this Christmas - but instead a HD-DVD and console package is due, spearheading a marketing drive of console bundles available from November.
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
Huge Update to Google Earth and Maps Aerial/Satellite Photos - September 8 and 9  —  [UPDATE: 1545 ET - new areas in blue]  —  The update which came out yesterday for Google Maps (unannounced by Google) was pushed out to Google Earth last night (thanks to several readers who pointed this out).
Discussion: Ogle Earth
RELATED ITEMS:
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Microsoft's High-Tech School Opens in Philly  —  The school bell rung for the first time Thursday at the School of the Future, a joint project between the School District of Philadelphia and Microsoft.  The two groups say the school is the most advanced high school in the nation, with technology deeply integrated into the curriculum.
Discussion: Download Squad
Tom's Hardware Guide:
The MythTV Convergence  —  Introduction  —  Technology surrounds and supports us in our everyday lives; it sometimes even assists with routine tasks on the job or at home.  A new crop of ever-more sophisticated devices is becoming increasingly more attuned to and aware of our entertainment …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Walkthrough: Running Windows Vista on your Intel Mac with Parallels Desktop  —  I managed to get Vista running on my MacBook Pro in both a copy of Parallels Desktop and Boot Camp, but this post is only going to cover the Parallels side of things; my Boot Camp post is still in the kettle.
Matt Casamassina / IGN:
Splinter Cell Launching with Wii  —  Sam Fisher invades Nintendo's new console.  We've got the exclusive announcement along with first details and screenshots!  —  Not content with a mere seven Wii launch window games, Ubisoft is adding yet another one to the growing list.
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Chris Pirillo:
Leopard vs. Windows Vista  —  As you can imagine, I've been involved with countless Windows Vista email threads over the past few days.  One of them is with Stardock's own Brad Wardell (a good friend of mine).  He tried to hit me with the classic "I don't pay for service packs" …
Discussion: JD on EP and Slashdot
Ryansingel / 27B Stroke 6:
Craigslist  —  A guy who identifies himself as Jason Fortuny, a 30 year old network administrator, posted a graphic ad on Seattle's Craigslist, pretending to be a woman wanting some BDSM sex.  —  Not surprisingly, many men responded, many with photos and more than a few with pics of their genitals.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 9:20 PM ET, September 9, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Stripe:
How to improve checkout and grow sales  —  Watch now to learn how to eliminate the most common checkout errors and reduce friction in your checkout process.
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.
Softr:
Turn your Airtable into a powerful custom app, no code required  —  Softr is a no-code app builder that lets you create client portals, custom CRMs, and internal tools powered by your Airtable data.
Zoho:
The year that was at Zoho Workplace  —  One more journey around the sun, and that wraps up another year!  Zoho Workplace has been through an incredible journey with new feature additions, tighter integrations, and an improved user interface.
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: 
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Microsoft Max feed aggregator
Discussion: TechCrunch
TheMaxTeam / Microsoft Max Blog:
The latest Max!  —  With this release, we're excited to give …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Check out Blogmusik Before It's Pulled off the Internet
Darren Murph / Engadget:
De-badging your cellphone / PDA with sugar
Discussion: Boing Boing, PalmAddicts and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Doug Berger / Gadgetell:
iPod meet BluPod, your new cellphone connecting dongle
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News:
Graphics card in 24-inch iMac is apparently upgradeable
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
MSN READYING RELEASE OF YOUTUBE COMPETITOR
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
HP Dragnet Grabbed 9 Reporters