Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:40 AM ET, April 13, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
PR Newswire:
Apple Statement  —  CUPERTINO, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple today released the following statement:  —  iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned.  We can't wait until customers get their hands …
RELATED:
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple announces Leopard delays due to the iPhone  —  Apple has just issued a [press release] statement announcing that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has been delayed until October.  The reason? iPhone: "we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple delays Leopard; blame the iPhone  —  Apple said its operating system upgrade Leopard won't be released in June as planned.  —  Why?  The iPhone has absorbed Apple's resources as it certifies it with AT&T/Cingular so it can ship in late June.  —  A Leopard delay wasn't totally unexpected.
Philiped / Apple 2.0:   Behind the Leopard Delay
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking:
Twitter trouble  —  Twitter is an amazing success story in terms of rapid user uptake and flattering press.  I had a chance to speak with the team a while back about the wild ride they've been on.  At that time they were fielding spikes of up to 11,000 requests per second across some 16 cores …
RELATED:
Rafe Colburn / rc3.org:   Twitter developer: Rails performance blows
Joshua Chaffin / Financial Times:
Music labels ask Apple to adopt subscription  —  The world's biggest music companies are expected to ask Apple to introduce a music subscription service to its iTunes digital media store as part of negotiations to renew their agreements with the computer company.
RELATED:
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
DRM, lock-ins, and piracy: all red herrings for a music industry in trouble  —  A British media research company has peered into the music industry's crystal ball, and the outlook for the next couple of years isn't so hot.  Global music sales will drop to $23 billion in 2009 …
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Why Apple can't sell movies
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Now a Rolling Stone Social Network  —  New York-based media giants are suddenly getting jiggy with the new new Media.  CBS announced its mega-digital media strategy, which means Quincy Smith, the CBS Interactive head-honcho is finally putting a PowerPoint presentation he showed me last year to good use.
Discussion: Valleywag and Mashable!
RELATED:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Rolling Stone Says They'll Launch Social Network
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
First a lawsuit, now Vonage loses CEO  —  Michael Synder, chief executive officer of Vonage, came, saw and scurried away.  Vonage chief executive resigned this morning, in what seems to be an un-ending string of bad news for the Holmdel, NJ-based VOIP service provider.  Snyder was the CEO of Vonage for less than a year.
RELATED:
Joe / Techdirt:   Sinking Vonage Ship Throws Captain Overboard
Jeffry Bartash / MarketWatch:
Founder takes over Vonage in big shift
Bloomberg:
Google's Acquisitions Chief Looking for `Crazy' Ideas (Update1)  —  Google Inc. looks for ideas that are ``really crazy'' when sizing up potential purchases, the Internet company's top dealmaker said.  —  ``We look at everything very carefully,'' Salman Ullah, Google's director of corporate development …
RELATED:
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
VIRIDIAN AND VIRTUAL SERVER TIMING UPDATES  —  As the person who oversees the development plans, teams and strategy for Microsoft's virtualization software on desktops and servers, I want to update everyone on the timing of our server virtualization offerings.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Interview, Part 1: Quincy Smith, President, CBS Interactive: 'Innertube Just Became OuterTube'  —  The CBC Interactive Audience Network moved from idea to execution—at least, announcements—in the span of 8 days or so, according to Quincy Smith, president of CBS Interactive and the guy at the center of the storm.
RELATED:
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   It's Official: CBS Launches Own Distribution Network; Includes …
Kotaku:
FTC: Game Industry Stricter Than Movies or Music  —  While video game retailers have made "significant progress" in limiting the sale of M-rated games to children, movies and music retailers have only made modest progress, according to a report released today by the Federal Trade Commission.
Discussion: Slashdot: Games
RELATED:
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Close To Acquiring Rivals.com; Price Could Reach Nine Figures  —  You're reading it here first: Yahoo is close to making its biggest sports acquisition after, well, the Broadcast.com deal: the college sports network Rivals.com, paidContent.org has learned.
Kotaku:
Isle of Rhodes Site: Unlock GoW 2 HD Mode!  New Countdown!  —  Leave it to those pokey little puppies at GameFAQs to figure out that IsleofRhodes.org wasn't the suckfest we first thought it to be.  On the story page of the website, after hitting proceed to bypass the video, there are hidden Greek letters.
Discussion: Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, Game | Life and digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Watching the Apple TV...  Just was catching up on my reading of TechCrunch, among other feeds, and saw that Apple is giving video producers some suggestions of ways to make things look good on both Apple TV as well as iPods.  —  I've been watching a TON of Internet videos with my son the past few days.
RELATED:
Bre / MAKE Magazine:
Make: Podcast is optimized for Apple TV
Discussion: TechCrunch
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's WriteWith Launches - Collaborative Blogging  —  We mentioned WriteWith in a roundup post last month on new Y Combinator startups.  They've created a group writing platform that falls somewhere between a blogging platform, a wiki, and an online Word clone.
Discussion: uncov and Business 2.0 Beta
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Ask.com To Launch New Search Algorithm Code Named Edison  —  Ask.com is set to launch a new search algorithm code named Edison.  The new algorithm will combine Teoma and Direct Hit, two search engine technologies that Ask.com purchased a few years back, to bring about a new algorithm, Edison.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:40 AM ET, April 13, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Upwork:
Key Takeaways from Season 1 of Work Unlocked  —  Look at work in a whole new way with insights from Work Unlocked, a podcast featuring business leaders, future-of-work experts, and freelancers helping to drive innovation.
Zoho:
Introducing receipt autoscan for Free and Standard plans in Zoho Expense  —  We know just how annoying it can be for your employees to carry around stacks of receipts and spend time entering them one by one into a spreadsheet.
Climate Draft:
Join, advise, or invest in climate startups in 2022  —  We're mobilizing top tech talent to work with leading climate startups.  Sign up to be the first to know about future Climate Drafts and how you can participate.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
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: 
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Lumix FX07 cameras - perfect pocket camera
Joe Wikert / Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog:
"Blogger & Podcaster" Magazine Interview with Larry Genkin
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
The Trouble With Home Networking
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
HOW TO: Deal with a MySpace Ban
Valleywag:
SILICON VALLEY USERS GUIDE Schmooze spot map
Discussion: Gizmodo
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
When Funding Spoils Startups
Discussion: VC Ratings and TechCrunch
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Facebook unveils new site design amid growth surge
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Yoon / Joystiq:
Major Nelson talks Guitar Hero downloads, Halo 3
Matt / uncov:
YouOS: YouHave To Be Kidding Me
Business Wire:
Akamai Acquires Red Swoosh
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony: 1,000,000:1 OLED TV on sale in 2007
Discussion: Digital World and digg
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Bill, Sweet Jesus Say it Ain't So!
Paula Lehman / Business Week:
MySpace Plays Chicken with Users
Nick Starr / The Boy Genius Report:
Samsung SCH-i760 gets FCC Nod
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadgetell, Crave and CrunchGear