Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:20 PM ET, March 31, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Philip Tucker / Official Google Docs Blog:
Bringing the cloud with you  —  We know that many of you have been waiting for offline access to Google Docs, and I'm happy to tell you we'll be rolling it out over the next few weeks, starting today with a small percentage of users.  —  Here's why I'm excited about this development.
RELATED:
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Google Docs getting offline access  —  Google Docs' word processor is finally getting offline access.  Using the free Google Gears extension, users will soon be able to read and edit their files even when they have no Internet connection.  —  The Gears-enabled version of Google Docs will roll …
Discussion: Digital Daily and jkOnTheRun
Janani Ravi / Official Google Blog:
Offline access to Google Docs
Discussion: Download Squad and Electronista
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM's iPhone Killer: Just Like iPhone, But Crappier  —  Research in Motion's iPhone killer, the Blackberry 9000, has finally been spotted in the wild.  (AAPL) (RIMM) Engadget has pics, one of which is on right (9000 on right, Blackberry Brick on left).  Some observations:  —  RIM ripped off the iPhone!
RELATED:
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: How Apple sells 45 million iPhones in 2009  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster took a lot of heat back in June 2007 when he predicted, three weeks before Apple even began selling the iPhone, that the company would be shipping them at the rate of 45 million a year by 2009.
RELATED:
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Sub-$300 iPhone, 3G model seen driving 45M unit sales in 2009
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Content owners should drop Yahoo for Google  —  Yahoo made a huge critical blunder today: they decided to compete with their customers.  Today they launched a content site called Shine dedicated to women.  It looks really slick, and they make a point of talking about all the great editors …
RELATED:
Brandon Holley / Yodel Anecdotal:
Hear us roar
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Deutsche Telekom / T-Mobile demands Engadget Mobile discontinue using the color magenta  —  So last week Deutsche Telekom, owners of the global T-Mobile brand, sent Engadget a late birthday present: a hand-delivered letter direct from their German legal department requesting the prompt discontinuation …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Windows: A Monopoly Shakes  —  [Editor's Note: This is the first of two posts pulling data from Forrester report, “Enterprise Desktop And Web 2.0/SaaS Platform Trends, 2007”.]  —  Forrester Research published the data on Thursday, but only released it publicly today.
Discussion: All about Microsoft
RELATED:
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Report: Mozilla enterprise browser share hits 18 percent
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and Digital Daily
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here's A ScreenShot Of Publish2  —  Publish2, the stealth Digg-Clone-For-Journalists that announced a fundraising this morning, is being very quiet about exactly what their product is and how it works.  In an interview last week they told me only friends and family were testing it.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Chumby Picks Up $12.5 Million Series B Funding  —  Chumby Industries (love the name), makers of the Chumby Internet connected device, have picked up $12.5 million in Series B funding today.  The lead investor was JK&B Capital, and other participants included existing venture investors …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why We're Suing Facebook For $25 Million In Statutory Damages  —  When I started TechCrunch nearly three years ago it was meant to be little more than a hobby.  I love startups, and writing about them was fun, not work.  But since then this hobby has grown into a real business.
Discussion: Hee-Haw Marketing
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
April 1st, The Annual Day Without Google - Can You Live Without It For One Day?  —  Our network blog has just announced an annual ‘Day Without Google’, starting tomorrow April 1st.  ASE editor Charles Knight writes: “All we're asking is that for One Day you try one of the Top 100 Alternative Search Engines”.
Mitchell / Mitchell's Blog:
Mozilla Turns 10 Today  —  Today is a special day.  —  March 31, 1998 is the date that Mozilla was officially launched.  It's the date the first Mozilla code became publicly available under the terms of an official open source license and a governing body for the project — the Mozilla Organization — began its public work.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Venture Capitalists Fight Back Against TheFunded  —  TheFunded, a site where entrepreneurs can leave anonymous feedback about their experiences with venture capitalists, has created quite a stir on Sand Hill Road.  Rarely do I meet with a VC without the subject of it coming up, and how unfair it is.
Discussion: VentureBeat and TheFunded.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WetPaint Preparing Embeddable Wiki Product Called Balco  —  Seattle based wiki-startup Wetpaint has been talking to a number of big content sites about a new product they'll be releasing soon, we've heard.  The screen shot above is a mock-up that Wetpaint is using to pitch potential partners.
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Sony BMG's hypocrisy: company busted for using warez  —  Sony BMG is no stranger to piracy.  As one of the most vocal supporters of the RIAA and IFPI antipiracy efforts, the company has some experience hunting down and punishing consumers who don't pay for its products.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple iMac: ‘New and inferior,’ lawsuit says  —  Two complaints about Apple's popular aluminum iMac line — the “washed out” look of the 20-inch iMac that surfaced on Apple's discussion boards last summer (see here) and the “millions of colors” issue that was recently settled by the company …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Silicon Alley Insider
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Xoopit Turns Inbox Into a Social Network  —  Xoopit, a San Francisco-based company, has developed technologies that can turn your GMail (or for that matter, any IMAP email) account into a social environment that is most relevant to you.  The company, which also is announcing a new $5 million round …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 9:20 PM ET, March 31, 2008.

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
Pinduoduo:
Pinduoduo Champions “Tech for Agri” to Drive Agricultural Modernization  —  Find out how we use technology to spearhead agricultural modernization by driving efficiency gains and boosting farmer incomes.
Climate Draft:
Join the Climate Draft!  —  Our network is now open for all climate-concerned individuals, and software engineers can apply for our next invite-only draft.
Zoho:
Automate your sales pipeline with the Zoho Sign extension for Pipedrive  —  Sales people spend almost half their work time dealing with paperwork involved in closing deals.  Their days often revolve around collecting signatures …
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
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: 
Dell:
Dell Driving Actions to Enhance Competitiveness, Optimize Operations
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
ikordo cancels all meetings [Falco]
eWeek:
Businesses Leave Wi-Fi Hot Spots Unprotected
Geir Isene:
Norwegian committee chairman to ISO: Count our vote as No
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Facebook And CareerBuilder Collaborate On Targeted Ads …
Discussion: Reuters and Mashable!
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Dell closing plant as part of 8,800 layoffs
Discussion: Big Tech
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Needs Immigrants, Facebook Doesn't
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0
ClickZ:
Survey: Consumers Familiar with Behavioral Targeting, Don't Love It
 Earlier Items: 
Nick Halstead / The fav.or.it Blog:
Giving the conversation back to the blog
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless And LG Introduce The Slim enV(2)™ By LG
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Hi5 Launching OpenSocial Platform Today
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, Sarbanes and Oxley, You Killed Our IPO Market—Are You Happy?
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Google's Gamble  —  As investors fear falling ad revenue …
Dave Greenfield / Team Think:
The Semantic Web goes thin
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
After 38 years, a new type of memory to hit market
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet