Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:10 PM ET, October 2, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Yahoo! Search Blog:
From "To Do" to "Done" in One Search  —  That sums up Yahoo! Search in a nutshell; the whole point is we want to get you from "to do" to "done."  Whatever it is you want to do: research a topic, find a website, plan a vacation, research a medical condition, view a funny video …
RELATED:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Search Just Got Smarter  —  Yahoo is adding some major features to its search engine today.  For instance, images from Flickr and playable videos are now embedded in the main results page.  A search for a major rock band like U2 brings up information from the artist's Website …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Search Launches Google Killer : Search Assist, Videos, Flickr Integration  —  Yahoo Search, over the past 5 years or so, has been trying hard to step out of Google's shadow, a shadow that Yahoo cast upon itself when they made Google their search technology provider in 2000.
Vish Makhijani / Yodel Anecdotal:
The new Yahoo! Search  —  Yahoo! began as a human-powered search engine back in 1994.  Okay, so it was Jerry and David's guide to the World Wide Web, but the goal was the same as it is now — give people a simple way to find exactly what they're looking for, whatever it is they're looking for.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Upgrades Search Experience, Launches 'Search Assist …
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Screenwerk
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo Upgrades Search Engine
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Life without Google: Yahoo revamps search; Gets smarter
Discussion: InfoWorld
Gemma Soames / Times of London:
Ballmer: Facebook risks being 'a fad'  —  The Microsoft chief says that Facebook's appeal could fade - after being linked to an investment that would value the site at $10 billion  —  Steve Ballmer, the Microsoft chief executive, believes that the craze for individual social networks …
RELATED:
William Rees-Mogg / Times of London:
Microsoft's chief executive has seen the future - and the future is advertising  —  Steve Ballmer's plans for the computer software giant include taking on Yahoo! and Google in their own internet territory  —  Steve Ballmer doesn't do half-measures.  The veteran Microsoft chief executive …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Pop Quiz: If Skype=Hype, Then Facebook=?
Discussion: Valleywag, Mark Evans and Bloomberg
Live Search:
Microsoft acquires Jellyfish.com  —  We want to welcome some new folks to the Live Search family - we recently purchased a company called Jellyfish.com, based in Madison, Wisconsin.  Jellyfish has done some really innovative work in comparative shopping engines.
Ed Foster / InfoWorld:
Amazon Makes You Lie to Log Off  —  Are e-commerce websites making it harder and harder for users to log off?  That's certainly a trend one reader has seen evidence of, including confirmation from Amazon that the best way to sign out from your account is to lie to them about who you are.
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
The stupidest idea ever?  —  VENTURE CAPITALIST WAS DISSATISFIED WORKING ON SMART IDEAS, SO HE WENT THE OTHER WAY  —  As managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, Guy Kawasaki funded all the really smart ideas he could find.  None hit it big.  —  So earlier this year the guru …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and MARS Magazine
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Finds An Obvious Use For WOW.com: A World Of Warcraft Social Network  —  The wow.com domain name has laid dormant since at least 1998, when it was acquired by AOL along with other assets of Compuserve.  The domain has been coveted by a number of AOL business units over the years, though.
Guardian:
EBay says it paid almost $1bn too much for Skype  —  Graeme Wearden  —  Dotcom giant eBay has admitted it paid far too much when it bought internet telephony company Skype for $2.6bn (£1.28bn) in 2005.  —  The web auction company said it was writing down the value of Skype …
RELATED:
How to of the Day:
How to Quit Facebook  —  Maybe your affinity for Facebook began with a simple desire to keep in touch with your friends, or make new ones online.  Or perhaps you were just bored.  But now Facebook is the thorn in your side, and possibly a bona fide addiction.
Telegraph:
Microsoft powers up for change  —  Chief executive says free software, downloadable online, is on the horizon for consumers.  Josephine Moulds reports  —  Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, yesterday signalled another step towards a dramatic change in the software giant's business model.
NextEnergyNews.com:
Scientists Invent 30 Year Continuous Power Laptop Battery  —  Your next laptop could have a continuous power battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge thanks to work being funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.  The breakthrough betavoltaic power cells are constructed …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's $399 PS3 confirmed by Best Buy?  —  Thanks to a helpful tipster, we have a couple of Best Buy documents showing a $399 Playstation 3 with 40GB disk and Spiderman 3 (yes, Blu-ray) bundle with an "In Stock Date" of October 28.  However, the more important "Street Date" field is unfortunately empty at the moment.
Discussion: Joystiq, Forever Geek, Ars Technica and Digg
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 1:10 PM ET, October 2, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
3 ways to win at marketing  —  There's a lot of pressure riding on your marketing organization's ability to deliver results, especially when most campaigns fail.  Read the report.
Mattermost:
#1 Slack alternative for DevOps and IT teams.  Open source and self-managed.  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Zoho:
The Big Gig : Japan, the land of the rising gig economy  —  After traditionally being a country that practices and values lifetime employment, Japan is now slowly but steadily warming up to the concept of freelancers and a flexible workforce.
CircleCI:
How we re-designed our engineering career paths  —  Access our free, open engineering competency matrix for a framework on skills and values for engineers at all levels.
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: 
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple's HTML references "iPhone Extreme"
Discussion: InfoWorld
Tony Smith / The Register:
Panasonic to ship 45nm chip ahead of Intel
PR Newswire:
Consumer Reports: Panasonic Plasma Best Flat Screen Ever Tested
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
Facebook.fr: someone is looking for trouble (or money)
Will Greenwald / Crave: The gadget blog:
Get a free Wiimote sleeve from Nintendo
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
The Register:
Eircom wireless security flaw revealed
Discussion: TechSpot News
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Sony opens book on new Reader
ClickZ:
AzoogleAds Branches Into SEM with Bazaar Acquisition
Discussion: paidContent.org
 Earlier Items: 
Bill Carter / New York Times:
CBSNews.com Chief to Lead a News and Blogs Site
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Online censorship hurts us all
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Barnes & Noble.com Re-Designed: Adds Some Web 2.0 Elements …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Overlay Banners are Up and "Scary"
Discussion: Globe and Mail and Daily Feed
Paul Rubens / BBC:
Spam weapon helps preserve books
Discussion: Gizmodo
John Borland / Technology Review:
Gibson's Self-Tuning Guitar
Discussion: Gizmodo
Computerworld:
America's techiest cities: Silicon Valley No. 1, but who's No. 2?
Discussion: The Webpreneur
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Zune 2 leaks out in three flavors