Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:45 AM ET, January 10, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Greg Reinacker / Greg Reinacker's Weblog:
NewsGator's RSS clients are now free!  —  We've got a lot of big news today at NewsGator.  —  First, we've got new releases of our most popular applications: FeedDemon 2.6, NetNewsWire 3.1, Inbox 3.0 (beta), and NewsGator Go! for Windows Mobile 2.0.  Each of these is a pretty major release on its own …
RELATED:
Nick Bradbury:
FREE Demon?  Yes, FeedDemon is Now Free!  —  That's right, FeedDemon is now free.  As in, you don't have to pay for it anymore.  Just download it and use it free of charge.  —  And we're also making NetNewsWire, NewsGator Inbox and NewsGator Go free.  In other words, all of NewsGator's consumer RSS readers are free.
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
The Untold Story: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry  —  The demo was not going well.  —  Again.  —  It was a late morning in the fall of 2006.  Almost a year earlier, Steve Jobs had tasked about 200 of Apple's top engineers with creating the iPhone.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Ten Reasons We're Doomed: CES Edition  —  Oh, CES.  You are a disgusting, bloated beast oozing everything that makes this industry horrible.  Nay, everything that makes our culture horrible.  Sure, to you fine readers it might look like it's all product announcements and good times, but that's far from the truth.
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Google Maps Making Inroads Against Leader, Mapquest  —  I took a look at traffic to Maps websites after hearing repeatedly over the holidays that people didn't need directions as they would use Mapquest, Google Maps or GPS.  With the rise of GPS, I wondered if traffic to Maps websites …
RELATED:
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Google Maps Growing in Popularity
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Wizzard Media: 1 Billion Downloads in 2007, Podcasting Far from Dead  —  Wizzard Media, owners of the Libsyn, Switchpod and Blast Podcast networks, will announce tomorrow that it passed the 1 billion download mark in 2007.  While online media consumption numbers are notoriously hard to verify, Wizzard's have some serious merit.
Discussion: Podcasting News
Lee Rainie / Pew Internet:
Increased use of video-sharing sites  —  48% of internet users have been to video-sharing sites such as YouTube and the daily traffic to such sites on a typical day has doubled in the past year.  The basic findings in a national phone survey that ended in December show:
Discussion: Podcasting News
RELATED:
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Number of Women at Video Sites Doubles
Discussion: paidContent.org
Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch Blog:   Pew survey finds increased use of video-sharing sites
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Microsoft dealmaker Bruce Jaffe going startup  —  While Microsoft has yet to come up with a search engine that wows consumers, it has successfully wooed Wall Street with its push into online advertising.  Alas for Microsoft, it's losing a key dealmaker.  Bruce Jaffe, a top corporate-development executive …
RELATED:
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Microsoft's acquisitions point man is departing
Discussion: VentureBeat and CNET News.com
Agam Shah / New York Times:
Former OLPC C.T.O. Aims to Create $75 Laptop  —  A laptop under US$100 could reach desks if a new venture formed by former chief technology officer of One Laptop Per Child, Mary Lou Jepsen, can deliver on its promises.  —  A “spin-out” from OLPC, the company, Pixel Qi is looking to create …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Analysis: Plaxo and Friendfeed, pushing the “feed”  —  Facebook news feed has been a hit with users because it automatically displays the latest photos, newest friends, and other updates from your Facebook friends.  —  The problem, though, is that most people use any number of other sites as well …
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Sources say Universal and Paramount are both going Blu  —  Rumors just won't stop about the future of HD DVD, and while we try not to post all of them, some seem too believable to pass up.  Our friend Bill Hunt, at the Digital Bits, — still waiting on those permalinks, Bill — is reporting that his …
LinuxDevices.com:
Penguinistas hack Android onto real hardware  —  Several actual hardware devices have been hacked to run Google's Java-based Android software stack, according to blogs and forum posts around the Internet.  Although Google's preview release last fall included a software emulator based on Qemu …
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Urban Mapping Gives Us Free Neighborhoods  —  For those of us who dwell in cities neighborhoods are an incredibly useful convention that is usually only known by locals.  They break a city up geographically or architecturally or socially.  Until now there has been no freely available source of neighborhood data for geohackers.
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb and Screenwerk
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Tech Ticker: More Details And A Screenshot  —  Yahoo's new technology business video show, TechTicker, is set to go live soon (officially, in the next few weeks, but I'm hearing that some early stuff may come out as soon as next week).  —  The show will be hosted by Henry Blodget …
Discussion: Dembot, Valleywag and Epicenter
Between the Lines:
All roads lead to the social Web  —  During a panel discussion at CES, Owen Van Natta, chief revenue officer at Facebook, said, “We believe that social network is not building a new niche or vertical but it will permeate everything on Web and unlock things we don't do today."  All roads lead to the social Web.
Christopher Grant / Engadget:
NEC has its own 2880x900 curved gaming display  —  We feel sorry for poor NEC.  While everyone at CES is busy buzzing about Alienware's gorgeous curved DLP display (including us), NEC is quietly showing off its CRVD-42DWX+ display that's more or less identical: a 2880x900 (double WXGA+) panel with a contrast ratio of 10000:1.
Discussion: Kotaku, TechSpot News and Digg
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:45 AM ET, January 10, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Sports science helps football players get back on the field  —  See how the Seattle Seahawks use data to help players work as hard at recovery as they do on game day.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
Automate Three Processes to Free Up Time for High-Value Work  —  Information workers spend as much as a quarter of their work week on manual, repetitive tasks.  Take three actions now to get started with business automation.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
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: 
Dallas / DreamHost Blog:
How Ruby on Rails Could Be Much Better
Discussion: Loud Thinking
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Citi Media: Neil Ashe, CEO, CNET; Investors' Timing ‘Impeccable’
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Xbox Live account takeovers put users at risk
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is AT&T Siding With NBC To Get Rid Of Neutrality?
Elisabeth / Podcasting News:
CES: Podcasting Coming To TiVo
Discussion: Mashable! and Dembot
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft releases another Vista SP1 refresh to 15,000 testers
Vishen / MindValleyLabs Internet Marketing Blog:
Using ASCII Art on Google Adwords - Brilliantly Innovative!
Discussion: WebProNews
Google LatLong:
The next generation of Google Sky
 Earlier Items: 
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Could P2P Networks Enable a Google Killer?
Bojan Zdrnja / isc.incidents.org:
Mass exploits with SQL Injection
Arn / MacRumors:
Warner, Paramount, Disney, Fox, Lions Gate to Join iTunes Rentals
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
The Vanishing Numeric Keypad
Discussion: Infinite Loop and MacUser
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Social Network Stats: Facebook, MySpace, Reunion (Jan, 2008)
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Apple is a full year ahead of competition
Discussion: GigaOM and Infinite Loop
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Jaiku users flee to Twitter as a result of Google's neglect (updated)
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
French Press Falls For Major Facebook Prank