Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:55 AM ET, May 13, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
RELATED:
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Microsoft launches space tours on the Web  —  A view of space from Microsoft's Worldwide Telescope  —  Microsoft is ready to boldly take Web surfers where no man has gone before.  —  The software giant on Monday launched its WorldWide Telescope, a free Web-based program that allows Web surfers …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Friend Connect Tries to Strangle the Social  —  Later tonight Google will launch a new service called Friend Connect, aiming to “bring the social” to any page around the web.  Unfortunately the service takes a bunch of open technical standards yearning to see the light …
RELATED:
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Friend Connect gets a warm reception at Google Campfire One  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Maybe it was because Google preaching to the social-networking choir, or maybe it was the toasty campfires and hot cocoa, but demonstrations of Google's new Friend Connect service seemed generally well received Monday night.
Discussion: The Social and CNET News.com
Maggie Shiels / BBC:   Google helps the web to go social
Dolapo / Official Google Reader Blog:
Brand new Google Reader for iPhone  —  Mobile web browsers have come a long way since we first introduced an XHTML version of Reader back in 2006.  For example, iPhone and iPod Touch owners know how powerful having a full-featured browser is.  We on the Reader team are heavy mobile Safari users.
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Gates: Windows 7 will “take less memory, be more efficient”  —  It can be argued that Microsoft's main focus with Windows Vista was security.  While sceptics try to claim that there has not been much improvement, Vista does appear to be Microsoft's most secure OS to date.
Discussion: Business Week
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Mac Office sales soar on Apple's gains  —  While Apple's market share gains are cause for consternation for many in Redmond, one unit is clearly benefiting.  —  Microsoft's Mac unit is set to disclose on Tuesday that copies of the new Office for Mac 2008 are flying off the shelves at three times the rate of its predecessor.
RELATED:
Microsoft:
Microsoft Mac BU Delivers Strongest Launch in History of Office for Mac  —  Group releases Service Pack 1, announces the return of Visual Basic for Applications in next version.  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) today announced details about the success of Office 2008 …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Why Yelp Works  —  When Yelp launched in early 2005, I yawned.  Who needs another site where people review restaurants and other local businesses?  It's one of the oldest ideas on the Internet.  Citysearch, the leader, continues to struggle to find a sustainable business model more than a decade after its founding.
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Where does Google go next?  —  Yes, it's making gobs of money.  Yes, it's full of smart people.  Yes, it's a wonderful place to work.  So why are so many people leaving?  —  (Fortune) — Sean Knapp had it made.  As a young computer scientist, he couldn't have had a better gig: working at Google, the engineer's paradise.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
RELATED:
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:   Bureaucratic Google?  —  Adam Lashinsky of CNN/ Fortune posted …
Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
H-P Near Deal to Buy EDS  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. was close to a deal to acquire Electronic Data Systems Corp. for between $12 billion and $13 billion, according to people familiar with the mater.  —  The terms of the deal were not immediately clear but an announcement was expected soon, the people said.
RELATED:
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Bold new BlackBerry 9000 to take on expected 3G iPhone  —  RIM said “hello” to the iPhone this morning when it introduced the long-anticipated BlackBerry 9000, also known as the BlackBerry Bold.  Aside from its dashing good looks, the Bold has tweaks under the hood that not only improve upon …
RELATED:
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Why Does RIM Have To Bribe BlackBerry Developers?
Wall Street Journal:
Shape of Things to Come  —  How Apple's trademark for its iPod protects its brand — and offers lessons for other companies on how to leverage their intellectual property  —  On Jan. 8, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple Inc. a trademark for the three-dimensional shape of its iPod media player.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Stealth Data Project Could Be Just What The Internet Needs  —  One of the most frustrating tasks about my job is finding reliable traffic and other usage data about websites.  —  But today, Mozilla CEO John Lilly and VP Engineering Mike Schroepfer said they may fix that problem in the future …
Justin Scheck / Wall Street Journal:
Dell Tries to Revive Its Game PCs  —  Company to Drop Some Niche Models In Bet on Alienware  —  Dell Inc. is taking a surprising step to reinvigorate its business in specialty gaming personal computers: abandoning several of its most popular models to focus on what it sees as its premium line.
CBC News:
Bell accused of privacy invasion  —  University of Ottawa legal clinic urges investigation of internet traffic shaping  —  The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, a University of Ottawa legal clinic specializing in internet- and other technology-related law …
Discussion: Techdirt
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:55 AM ET, May 13, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Three Key Technology Trends Transforming the Public Sector  —  To respond to citizen demand for 24/7 digital information services and provide other services and programs that support constituents, governments must take advantage of new technologies.
TWiT.tv:
Tech Podcasts from Every Angle  —  TWiT.tv covers the latest in news, privacy, hacking, security, plus reviews of smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wearables.  If it has a chip, Leo Laporte and friends have a podcast on it.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho Cliq's new integration with Zoho Projects  —  Everything starts as an idea—the next big thing your team wants to build, a feature addition to your product, designing a website, or constructing a building.
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.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 40 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
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: 
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Giant Missle Command: The Best Use of Multitouch to Date
David Kravets / Threat Level:
International Hackers Indicted for Sniffing Credit Cards from Dave & Busters
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Sun Latches on to AMD Opteron ‘Barcelona’
Discussion: TG Daily
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Your iPhone Can Record Videos, Too
Discussion: Podcasting News
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Lessons from the casino industry on engagement metrics and lifetime value
Discussion: Redeye VC
Cade Metz / The Register:
Microsoft denies Zune copyright cop
Discussion: TechSpot
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When Crowdsourcing Fails: Cambrian House Headed to the Deadpool
Discussion: Mark Evans and ReadWriteWeb
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Blogs and the attribution dilemma
 Earlier Items: 
RevDanCatt / geobloggers:
Yahoo Woe (Where On Earth, that is) IDs.
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter and the Architectural Challenges of Life Streaming Applications
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Scoop: GameStop Reveals That When It Comes to Grand Theft Auto IV …
Antony Bruno / Billboard.Biz:
Clear Channel Expands Online Plan, Eyes Pandora Link
Jake / 8Bit Joystick.com:
Xbox to Unveil Accessory Lips Tomorrow
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
AMD shuffles executives, creates new engineering group
Harry McCracken / Techlog:
My New Adventure  —  As I've often said, I'm one lucky guy.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Valleywag and Epicenter
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Google extends online-video lead
Discussion: comScore, WebProNews and AppScout