Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:15 PM ET, September 25, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Launches Public Beta of Amazon MP3, a Digital Music Store Offering Customers Earth's Biggest Selection of a la Carte DRM-Free MP3 Music Downloads  —  Amazon MP3 Offers Over 2 Million Songs From More Than 180,000  —  Artists and Over 20,000 Labels, Including EMI Music and Universal
RELATED:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Amazon MP3 vs. Apple iTunes: Where Should You Shop?  —  Amazon (AMZN) has just announced that the beta version of its MP3 download store is live.  The company claims it has 2 million DRM free songs, each priced from 89 cents to 99 cents.  More than 1 million of the 2 million songs are priced at 89 cents.
Amazon.com:
Amazon MP3 Open for Public Beta  —  We're extremely happy to announce we've launched a public beta of Amazon MP3, our new digital music service.  You're officially welcome to shop Earth's biggest selection of a la carte DRM-free MP3 digital music downloads.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Amazon launches DRM-free "Amazon MP3" music downloads  —  If you're into DRM-free music, you have a reason to get pretty excited today.  As speculated, Amazon has launched the public beta of its new digital music portal called Amazon MP3, which will feature two million songs from 180,000 artists …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Amazon MP3 Store and Amazon MP3 Downloader
Discussion: iLounge, rc3.org and 43 Folders
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Amazon Launches a Music Store, Not a Service
Discussion: Mobility Site
Bruce Houghton / hypebot:
Analysis: What The Amazon Store Is... And Is Not.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Amazon's MP3 store brings more DRM-free music at lower prices than iTunes Store
Discussion: Neowin.net and Digg
Barryg / windowsultimate.com:
Windows DreamScene released!  —  In early July, I wrote about The Ultimate Team's intention to ship the remaining promised Ultimate Extras (DreamScene and the remaining Language Packs) by the end of the summer.  Unfortunately summer never really came to Seattle this year—so we missed our cue.
Sam Sethi / blognation UK:
Facebook IM Client Coming Soon  —  I have just been given a sneek preview of a new Facebook IM client that is going into beta this Friday.  What I like about this Facebook app is there is nothing to download or install, no registration and best of all, all of your friends in Facebook can use it instantly.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
15 Billion More Reasons to Worry About Facebook  —  Oh, my.  —  Oh, my.  —  Dig a hole and hide.  The end is nigh.  And how do you spell Ponzi (as in scheme) again?  —  When I reported in this column two weeks ago that Facebook was looking to raise a new round of funding …
RELATED:
Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal:
For Facebook, GeoCities Offers a Cautionary Tale  —  Can Rise and Fall of Once-Hot Site  —  Sway Decisions on Funding, IPO?  —  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was 10 years old when David Bohnett, then a 37-year-old mainframe programmer, hatched an idea: Set up a Web-based "community" …
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
"iPhone Dev Team" issues statement  —  A spokesman for the iPhone Dev Team, the group that developed the iPhone unlock has issued a statement condemning Apple and promising a tool in the next week which will restore your iPhone to a factory-fresh state.  The unlock, he writes …
Business Wire:
Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results  —  RALEIGH, N.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT - News), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2007.  Red Hat's current fiscal year will end February 29, 2008.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
RELATED:
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Red Hat's second quarter on target
Discussion: InfoWorld
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Vonage: The patent pain continues  —  A federal jury has ruled that Vonage has to pay $69.5 million in damages to Sprint Nextel for using its patents.  —  The verdict, reported by Bloomberg and Reuters, also means that Vonage has to pay Sprint a 5 percent royalty on future revenue.
RELATED:
Shimon Sandler / SEO Consultant:
Google Building Blocks Toolkit  —  I just received this Toolkit in the mail from Google:  —  Are they trying to bribe advertisers?  Is this the equivilant of a paid link?  —  Regardless, it's always nice to receive goodies in the mail, especially from Google.  —  Thanks Google.  I appreciate it.
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Is Apple in danger of losing its following?  —  When the iPhone first hit store shelves, Apple was on top of the world.  Not only did the company enjoy the biggest product release of the year, its stock price was on the rise, Mac sales were soaring and for the first time …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
eBay forum mysteriously leaks account details on 1,200 users  —  'Trust and safety' board closed following incident  —  Exclusive Hackers brazenly posted sensitive information including home addresses and phone numbers for 1,200 eBay users to an official online forum dedicated to fraud prevention on the auction site.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
AT&T, Frontline ask FCC to reconsider 700MHz auction rules  —  AT&T, Frontline, and a handful of other companies have petitioned the Federal Communications Commission, asking that changes be made to the rules for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction.  —  Frontline, which saw its ambitious plans …
Discussion: InfoWorld, RSS and dailywireless.org
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Parakey: Did Investors Get Left Out In The Cold?  —  When Facebook acquired Parakey in July, everyone assumed the stockholders of that fledgling startup would be popping the champagne bottles.  No matter what the acquisition price (it wasn't disclosed), if the sellers got Facebook stock …
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Office 2008 for Mac details revealed at Apple Expo  —  More details about the upcoming Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac product line-up were released at Apple Expo which opens today in Paris.  Microsoft will offer three Office 2008 SKUs and a new technology guarantee program.  —  1. Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:15 PM ET, September 25, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
The truth about quantum computing: Schrödinger's Cat speaks  —  There are many cat videos online.  But only ours explains quantum computing in under 4 minutes.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Adyen:
Get a glimpse into the future of retail technology  —  The retail world always takes leaps, but as 2018 approaches, Adyen data and market research gives some early clues as to where it might land.
Zoho:
Quick access to all your recordings in Zoho Meeting  —  Recording your sessions is important — almost as important as the event or meeting itself.  It reduces the need for meeting notes, improves attendee focus and engagement …
Thomson Reuters:
2018 Top 100 Global Tech Leaders  —  21st century technology-sector leadership requires more than financial success.  It also requires a commitment to compliance, innovation, and much more.  Who are today's leaders?
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: 
Neil Rubenking / AppScout:
Excel Can't Multiply
Pdp / GNUCITIZEN:
Google GMail E-mail Hijack Technique
ZDNet:
OpenOffice bug hits multiple operating systems
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
ValueClick Rises Again With Buyout Rumor
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Demonoid Shut Down by the CRIA
Discussion: Digg
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
AT&T To Boost 3G Upload Speeds In Weeks
Tom Millitzer / theWHIR.com Blogs:
Mozy on Back to the 90's  —  EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) …
Discussion: Computerworld
 Earlier Items: 
Techdirt:
iPhone Update May Damage Unlocked Phones — But Will It Also Damage Apple?
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Desktop deliverance: an overview of GNOME 2.20
Discussion: Digg
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
GPL lawsuit may be settled out of court
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google, Yahoo Sued For Stealing Names From Tanzanian Tribes
Discussion: Mashable!
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
YOU TOO CAN BE A VENTURE CAPITALIST: VIRTUAL VENTURES AND IDEABLOB
Brian Chin / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Even Bill Gates and Master Chief showed up
Sony:
SONY DELIVERS FASHION-FORWARD NOTEBOOKS BEGINNING AT A VERY ATTRACTIVE PRICE