Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:50 AM ET, March 1, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Stuck in traffic?  —  There's nothing worse than getting stuck in traffic when you have some place to go, so I'm happy to tell you about a new feature on Google Maps that can help.  For more than 30 major U.S. cities, you can now see up-to-date traffic conditions to help you plan your schedule and route.
RELATED:
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Google Maps adds real-time traffic data  —  Google has added real-time traffic data for several major cities to its mapping service, the company said Wednesday.  —  The traffic information is integrated with Google Maps and is available in more than 30 American cities, including San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and New York.
Discussion: Vecosys and TechSpot News
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Oscars.com vs Youtube.com and the value of hosting on Gootube  —  Comscore released data saying that 139k people visited Oscar.com on Oscar Sunday.  Seperately, Mashable reported that the Oscars asked Youtube to remove videos from the show that had been uploaded.
RELATED:
comScore:   And the Oscar goes to... "The World Wide Web"
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Viewers Would NOT Like to Thank the Academy
Discussion: Monkey Bites and Techdirt
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Will Outside.in nail the community Web site?  Maybe  —  How do you build the perfect local community Web site — with news, events, comments and more?  —  If you manage to, it will be a grand slam.  It becomes the talk of the town, people spend more time going there, and local advertisers spend money there.
Discussion: BuzzMachine and TechCrunch
RELATED:
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Citysearch snaps up Insider Pages in local search race
Discussion: TechCrunch
CNET News.com:
Adobe to take Photoshop online  —  Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.  —  The new online service is part …
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought:
What The New Yorker Article Fraud Tells Us About Wikipedia  —  Executive summary: This is the delusion Wikipedia fosters - it's what it is, how it runs.  —  As I read further about the scandal where Wikipedia administrator and now Wikia employee "Essjay" / Ryan Jordan pretended to be a …
Discussion: Hacking Cough
RELATED:
Tom McNichol / Business 2.0:
A startup's best friend?  Failure  —  From Dogster to Google, Web companies are finding that mistakes can be shortcuts to success, reports Business 2.0 Magazine.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — Few niches crashed more spectacularly during Web 1.0 than the pet sector.
Discussion: Geek News Central
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Is Spotplex a Better Digg?  —  A new site called Spotplex launched today that arguably sorts news in a better way than Digg does.  I've been testing the service for the last couple of weeks and like what I've seen.  —  News stories are not submitted by users, as with Digg.
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
34 Reasons Why Readers Unsubscribe from Your Blog  —  Thanks to everyone who has added their thoughts on why they unsubscribe from a blog's RSS feed.  There have been 109 comments left on that post so far and some interesting recurring themes have emerged.  —  I've attempted to categorize them below.
Discussion: 901am
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Dell and other major hardware vendors won't do desktop Linux preinstallation  —  Dell's recent IdeaStorm experiment reveals increasing demand for Linux and open-source software on the desktop.  Since that time, Dell has said that it is still not committed to selling laptops and desktops …
Discussion: digg
Ben Fritz / Variety:
ITunes is all 'That' to indie producers  —  Store opens doors to low-profile videos  —  ITunes has cracked open to independent video producers for the first time.  —  Apple's digital content store on Tuesday started selling "That," a snowboarding action pic made for DVD by Forum Snowboards.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google: Click Fraud Is 0.02% Of Clicks  —  Finally, we have a click fraud rate from Google itself: less than 0.02 percent of all clicks slip past its filters and are caught after advertisers request reviews.  That low figure is sure to bring out the critics who will disagree.
Discussion: Tech Beat and WebMetricsGuru
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
RIAA Pressures Students To Stop Illegal Downloads  —  The U.S. recording industry has stepped up efforts to stop college students from downloading pirated music online and offered students a way to settle the disputes out of court.  —  NEW YORK - The U.S. recording industry Wednesday stepped …
Discussion: Neowin.net and PaulStamatiou.com
Anne Becker / Broadcasting & Cable:
BREAKING NEWS: Fox To Stream Shows on Station Sites  —  Fox will start streaming and selling its shows on the websites of its more than 200 affiliates under a new deal, the first time local stations will offer network programming both for free and for sale on their sites.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
Carlo / Techdirt:
People With Cameraphones Killing Paparazzi Business Model  —  from the how-our-hearts-bleed dept  —  For quite some time, people have been setting up photo agencies to sell people's cameraphone pictures to media outlets.  While images and video from phones have, on certain occasions …
Discussion: SMS Text News
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 5:50 AM ET, March 1, 2007.

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
Vesto:
The treasury management platform built for startups  —  Put your idle cash to work, earn higher yields, and extend your runway with Vesto.
Census:
Figma's CFO on how they built a $20B business with data  —  From Series B to acquisition, Figma needed Census to scale their business operations on top of their data warehouse.
Zoho:
Introducing Advanced Multi-currency Handling  —  Businesses deal with multiple clients across borders and it is a challenging task to collect payments in their preferred currencies.  This is now effortless with our new Advanced Multi-currency Handling.
Climate Draft:
Climate Career Resources for Laid Off Tech Workers  —  Your skills are in demand!  Check out our jobs board, learn about the climate ecosystem, and join our directory to make yourself discoverable to top venture-backed startups.
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: 
Andy Merrett / The Blog Herald:
Are super-short posts good for your blog?
PC World:
Death Knell for Wi-Fi Phones?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Wi-Fi
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER Your Guide to Podcasts
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Judge: Google Can Block Ads
Associated Press:
Computer glitch triggered Dow Jones plunge
Discussion: IFTF's Future Now and Slashdot
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Is Verizon Wireless really looking to buy Alltel?
Discussion: MoCoNews
Gizmodo:
iPhone Thong Saves Marriages?
Discussion: MacUser
BBC:
NSPCC books in to virtual hotel
 Earlier Items: 
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
New "watermark" system scours the net for infringement, notifies owners
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
GameDaily:
Jamil Moledina Talks GDC 2007
Discussion: Kotaku, DigitalBattle and Joystiq
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Etelos Launches CRMforGoogle - May Attract Google Lawyers
Discussion: VentureBeat
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Assessing Microsoft's latest Windows reshuffling
Reuters:
CompUSA Closing More Than 50 Percent of Stores
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
Ryan Stewart / TechCrunch:
Best Apollo Demos
PR Newswire:
Patrick Keane Named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing …
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
RIAA opposes new fair use bill