Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:40 PM ET, September 26, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
David Gainer / Microsoft Excel:
Calculation Issue Update  —  Yesterday we were alerted to an issue in Excel 2007 (and Excel Services 2007) involving calculation of numbers around 65,535.  The Excel team would like to provide a description of the issue and explain what we're doing about it.  —  Background
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Up next for Apple: the return of the Newton  —  Apple Inc, which helped spawn the PDA market with its Newton MessagePad line in the early '90s, plans to give the concept another go with a modern day reincarnation of the old fan favorite based on the company's new mutli-touch technology, AppleInsider has learned.
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Microsoft's Plan To Bring In Outside Talent  —  Before Brian McAndrews agreed to take charge of a crucial piece of Microsoft Corp.'s online advertising business, he insisted on a key condition: that he be granted certain power over the engineering part of the operation.
Discussion: BloggingStocks
RELATED:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage: How Low Can You Go?  —  Vonage (VG), the Holmdel, NJ-based VoIP service provider has been on the ropes for so long that you think it can't get any worse.  But it does!  Earlier this year the company lost a patent infringement case to Verizon, and was asked by the courts to pay Verizon …
RELATED:
Karl / dslreports.com:
Vonage Loses Sprint VoIP Patent Suit - Jury orders Vonage …
Discussion: Associated Press
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple sends takedown notice to iPod hacker's ISP  —  Yesterday, Erica posted in her state of the iPod touch jailbreak that a hacker named "Martyn" had obtained a broken iPod touch, and was planning to dive in and download every bit of code on it in the increasingly complicated effort to put 3rd party applications on the iPod touch.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
DreamScenes RTM dated July 19  —  First off, I want to congratulate Barry and the Windows Ultimate team for finally stepping in the right direction after months of stalling and silence.  The release of the final version of DreamScenes plus the content pack yesterday might not rejuvenate …
Erica Ogg / Webware.com:
MEETING UP MADE EASIER  —  This morning at DemoFall, we jump right in with applications to schedule and conduct meetings.  —  Tungle (previous coverage) is a plug-in that works with Outlook, and soon, Lotus Notes, Google Calendar and iCal.  It's basically and IM client, a download that's preloaded with Outlook contacts.
Discussion: InfoWorld
RELATED:
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
DEMOfall 07: Tungle plug-in allows you to share calendars …
Discussion: Between the Lines
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
More on the Amazon MP3 Store  —  So why Amazon is even bothering with a music download store, given that "everyone knows" the iTunes Store is a loss-leader that Apple offers just to sell more iPods?  —  Because that's bulls**t.  Apple is making good money from the iTunes Store.
Official Google Blog:
A new caffeine-free way to stay alert  —  Since new videos are constantly appearing all over the web, it's difficult to keep tabs on all of them.  But now Google Alerts will make it easy for you to add video to your other Alerts: News, Web, Blog and Groups.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
When wireless > DSL: Sprint, Motorola show off WiMAX on the Chicago River  —  On a muggy early-autumn evening, I set sail down the Chicago River with a group of Motorola and Sprint executives, marketing people, analysts, and journalists.  Everyone was there to see one thing: Mobile WiMAX …
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
MIT students turn famed Harvard statue into 'Halo' chief  —  It goes without saying that in addition to a stellar reputation for academic innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is renowned for its geeky pranks.  The best-known of these was perhaps the time when students decorated …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
A New Short Story Imagines Google as a Bad Big Brother  —  In science-fiction author Cory Doctorow's short story "Scroogled," a woman shrugs when she sees "Immigration—Powered by Google" on an airport sign, but that's just the beginning of the search giant's presence in a not-too-distant future.
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Halo 3 Arrives, Rewarding Gamers, and Microsoft  —  Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft, is the richest man on earth.  R. J. Bollard, a freshman at the University of Washington, said he would have 73 cents in his bank account as of midnight.  And that's one reason Mr. Gates is likely to be the richest man on earth for quite a while.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
What's in Google's Name?  —  A year ago, my colleague Katie Hafner wrote a story about the growing number of lawsuits facing Google.  The cases ranged from copyright claims, to challenges to Google's use of other companies' trademarks in its advertising system, to complaints about how some Web sites …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
HuffingtonPost Raises Another $5 Million; Same Investors Including Pittman  —  HuffingtonPost, the uber-blog, has quietly raised another $5 million in a second institutional round of funding.  The round included all previous investors: Softbank Capital, Greycroft Partners, CEO and co-founder Ken Lerer and Bob Pittman's Pilot Group.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sling Media, EchoStar & Ma Bell: The Buyout Game  —  The $380 million purchase of Sling Media by EchoStar (DISH) may turn out be act one of a drama that climaxes with AT&T (T) buying EchoStar's satellite broadcast business.  The company has asked its board of directors to split the company into two divisions — both publicly traded.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 2:40 PM ET, September 26, 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
Brightspot:
Is your CMS solving your content problems, or creating new ones?  —  In a commissioned study written and conducted by Forrester, we revealed that 72% plan to change their CMS platform, is your organization one of them?
Sastrify:
SaaS Prices Are Going Up.  Here's Why (And What You Can Do about It)  —  From inflation issues to rock-bottom retention rates: get the latest industry updates and see how high-growth teams are preparing for 2023.
Zoho:
Ride the wave with our marketing predictions for 2023  —  As years go by, access to technology and its expansion have been shrinking the physical borders around us.  It wouldn't be an oversimplification …
Vesto:
The treasury management platform built for startups  —  Put your idle cash to work, earn higher yields, and extend your runway with Vesto.
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
Techmeme on Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Core Security:
REMOTE COMMAND EXECUTION, HTML AND JAVASCRIPT INJECTION VULNERA …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Supreme Court To Determine If Patent Holders Can Shake Down Entire Supply Chain
Discussion: Patent Law Blog
Tor Thorsen / GameSpot:
Halo 3 rides hype into US retailers
Discussion: Digital Daily, WinBeta and Digg
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Linksys shows off two new Media Center Extenders
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Gail Schiller / Hollywood Reporter:
Bud.TV on tap for another year
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
IBM CoScripter Simplifies Web Experience
Discussion: Mashable!
Tim Donnelly Smith / Truphone press office:
Truphone to demonstrate first VoIP-over-WiFi call on Apple's iPhone
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
SUGAR TO SWEETEN ITS GIRLY OFFERINGS WITH SHOPSTYLE GRAB
Discussion: BoomTown
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
MSN Video Gets Update
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Mashable!
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Social Bookmarking Faceoff Reloaded
Will Knight / New Scientist:
Robot dogs race to be soldier's best friend
Discussion: The Register
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Ranking Changes : Domain Name Importance & 301 Redirects
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Midnight Madness: Benjamins for iPhones in Manhattan
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Global Grind: Ajax, Finally, For The Hip Hop Demographic
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
T-Mobile announces Sidekick LX and Sidekick Slide
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
RealNetworks To Buy Online Casual Games Site GameTrust; Price Less Than $50 Million