Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:05 PM ET, September 21, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Sam Gustin / New York Post:
YOUTUBE'S GOT A FAT IDEA OF ITSELF  —  INTERNET upstart YouTube, the bane-du-jour of copyright holders everywhere, won't sell itself for anything less than $1.5 billion, The Post has learned.  —  But that number far exceeds the price top media execs appear willing to pay for a company many believe lacks a sustainable business model.
RELATED ITEMS:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube's Magic Number - $1.5 Billion  —  I spoke with NYPost writer Sam Gustin for a few minutes last night as he was preparing an article on YouTube.  His article is now up - you can see it here.  The most interesting part of the conversation was when Sam told me that a source …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Demands $1.5 Billion
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Washington Post:
HP CEO Allowed 'Sting' of Reporter  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Mark V. Hurd approved an elaborate "sting" operation on a reporter in February in an attempt to plug leaks to the media, according to an e-mail message sent by HP Chairman Patricia C. Dunn.
RELATED ITEMS:
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
H. P. Investigators Sought Meeting With Top Leaders  —  Investigators at Hewlett-Packard sought a meeting last January with the chief executive and the chairwoman to describe internal efforts to trace news leaks and get their leaders' advice, according to e-mail exchanges between the investigators and a senior company lawyer.
Discussion: robhyndman.com
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Microsoft Media Player shreds your rights  —  Comment No more backups, or Tivo  —  THINK DRM WAS bad already?  Think I was joking when I said the plan was to start with barely tolerable incursions on your rights, then turn the thumbscrews?  Welcome to Windows Media Player 11, and the rights get chipped away a lot more.
RELATED ITEMS:
microsoft.com:
Backing up and restoring licenses  —  Windows Media Player 11 does not permit you to back up your media usage rights (previously known as licenses).  However, depending upon where your protected files came from, you might be able to restore your rights over the Internet.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Saskia Scholtes / Financial Times:
Market gossip goes high-tech  —  Market gossip is to take on a more high-tech form thanks to a new automated system that will trawl through more than 40m internet sources - from blogs to regulatory filings - on behalf of hedge funds.  —  Due for an official launch early next year …
RELATED ITEMS:
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
A look inside the Monitor110 research suite  —  I know what I want for Christmas.  It's going to be expensive, but Monitor110 is already making beta testers money.  It's a real time research suite tracking RSS, deep web, static web changes and many other sources with multiform alerts …
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
ATM Hack Uncovered  —  A security expert in New York has learned how to get free money from some ATMs by entering a special code sequence on the PIN pad.  —  Last week, news reports circulated about a cyber thief who strolled into a gas station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and …
Discussion: Techdirt, TechBlog and digg
RELATED ITEMS:
Dave G. / Matasano Chargen:
ATM Backdoor... Why is no one talking about this?
Discussion: Privacy Digest
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Trulia Expands, Gets Local  —  Trulia's housing search engine will be a year old this week, and the San Francisco-based company is releasing a big batch of upgrades that should make it a worthy player in the real estate market.  Until now, Trulia's claim to fame was being one of the first companies …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Howard Lindzon
RELATED ITEMS:
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Home site Trulia taps into "intentions" to provide real-time info
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype backer takes on ETrade with free trades  —  Morten Lund, the guy who was the earliest backers of Skype is at it again.  He has financed Zecco, a start-up that will allow consumers to trade stocks for zero commissions, versus $10 to $20 that many online brokers charge today.
Discussion: Net, Techdirt, VentureBeat and Frank Barnako
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Will Yahoo's stock price kill acquisition of Facebook?  Facebook IPO?  —  Yahoo has been in talks to acquire the college social networking site, Facebook, for up to $1 billion, according to the WSJ.  —  But the article doesn't raise the obvious question about Yahoo's plunging stock price …
RELATED ITEMS:
Kurt Eichenwald / New York Times:
Effort to Combat Child Pornography Would Close Web Sites  —  As part of the battle against the spread of child pornography on the Internet, an initiative has begun allowing for the shutdown or blocking of sites offering illicit images of minors, even in cases where no criminal investigation is being conducted.
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Side Effects of Anonymous Attack Blogging  —  So it turns out the guy who anonymously writes dead2.0, an occasionally insightful attack blog, has been identified.  He's a VP at a startup that we'd cover at TechCrunch and CrunchGear, and that I lean towards liking.
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Lessons From the Facebook Riots  —  Earlier this month, the popular social networking site Facebook learned a hard lesson in privacy.  It introduced a new feature called "News Feeds" that shows an aggregation of everything members do on the site, such as added and deleted friends …
Discussion: Bokardo, I4U News and Emergic
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Welcome Mary Jo and All about Microsoft  —  Mary Jo Foley has been a persistent thorn in Microsoft's side for more than 10 years.  She is one of the top investigative journalists covering Microsoft and knows the company inside and out.  She was even blacklisted one time by the giant of Redmond.
RELATED ITEMS:
Beckie Edwards / Consumerist:
Cingular's One-Way Contract  —  Beckie is a reader who started out with a cell phone from a small company that got bought by AT&T. As you well know, AT&T was bought by Cingular.  A few months later, Beckie received a letter from Cingular asking her to voluntarily discontinue her service …
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Disney chief talks up Apple's iTV media hub  —  After playing with a pre-production unit, Walt Disney chief executive Robert Iger says Apple's forthcoming iTV streaming media hub is a "compelling" device that will change the way people enjoy and share their video content.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 5:05 PM ET, September 21, 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
Pinduoduo:
Pinduoduo Champions “Tech for Agri” to Drive Agricultural Modernization  —  Find out how we use technology to spearhead agricultural modernization by driving efficiency gains and boosting farmer incomes.
Climate Draft:
Join the Climate Draft!  —  Our network is now open for all climate-concerned individuals, and software engineers can apply for our next invite-only draft.
Zoho:
Fine tune your queue announcements, hold music, and ringing patterns to engage and guide your callers while they wait in a call queue  —  Imagine your busiest business hours get hit with an unexpected surge of incoming calls.
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.
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: 
Stephanie.Quilao / Back in skinny jeans:
How to explain RSS the Oprah way
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
SocialText aims for wiki 2.0
Business Wire:
Thomson and Skype Collaborate to Create New Ways for Skype Users …
Discussion: Engadget and 21talks
Tiago Gaspar / MobileWhack.com:
DVD BurnAway compatible with memory cards
Discussion: Engadget, jkOnTheRun and OhGizmo!
Switch To A Mac:
Apple's Mac OS Market Share Rises 24 Percent Year Over Year
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
AMD chip socket makes room for others
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Here's how ZuneVoIP could kick iPod's butt
Discussion: 21talks and CrunchGear
Larry Magid / New York Times:
Some Hot Recorders for Those Cool Podcasts
Discussion: TeleRead
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Run XBLA games from DVD-R, CD-R
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The old-iPod iPod dock
Discussion: Gizmodo and MethodShop
Luke Smith / 1up.com:
Gran Turismo HD: Two Versions, Tons Microtransactions
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq, Uninnovate and digg
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Micron announces 5 megapixel HD sensor for consumer cams
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Macworld:
iTV: What you need to know  —  We answer questions …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
A SetTop Box of Murdoch's Dreams
Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Tiscali and AOL units targeted in broadband shake-up
Discussion: paidContent.org