Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:00 PM ET, May 19, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Microsoft will buy Facebook and keep it closed  —  It no longer is about Data Portability or Social Graph Portability, if you will.  —  I'm hearing these rumors too that John Furrier (my ex-boss) is reporting.  That Microsoft will buy Yahoo's search and then buy Facebook for $15 to $20 billion.
RELATED:
Rajas Moonka / Official Google Blog:
Opening our content network to third parties  —  Today, we're announcing that Google is accepting third-party advertising tags on the Google content network in North America.  This will empower advertisers to work with approved third parties to serve and track display ads, including rich media ads …
John Furrier / Furrier.org:
Silicon Valley Rumor: Microsoft to Buy Yahoo Search and Then Facebook  —  My sources say that the Yahoo and Microsoft teams are bunkered down in a Palo Alto hotel hammering out the final stages of a transaction that will have Microsoft picking up the Yahoo search business.  Word is that this deal will be done this week.
Umair Haque:
The Microsoft vs Google Endgame  —  Today, something really interesting happened.  Both Google and Microsoft are making fairly dramatic strategic moves.  But the moves they're making are polar, extreme opposites: the contrast between them couldn't be sharper or starker.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Microsoft Needs To Do Something. …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Factory Tour: Google Health Launched  —  Today starting at 9:30am Californian time, Google is holding a press event in their Mountain View headquarters lasting until noon (another factory tour was held in 2005).  Google announced they will give insights into search, with Google's R.J. Pittman …
RELATED:
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google Health launches (no, really)
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Live: Google Health Launches At Factory Tour of Search
Daisuke Wakabayashi / eWeek:
Microsoft Braces for Major Customer Shift  —  Shifting to a business model that may thin profit margins but generate more revenue.  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp sees tens of millions of corporate e-mail accounts moving to its data centers over the next five years …
Discussion: Rough Type
RELATED:
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft: Half of Exchange inboxes to be Microsoft-hosted in five years  —  While all the interest Microsoft's potential “transaction” with Yahoo is getting, it's easy to forget that online advertising isn't Microsoft's only strategy for monetizing its current and future Web-centric services.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Josh / Redeye VC:
Facebook's new Fortune 500 Advertiser...  While the blogosphere buzzes about Facebook's banning of Google Friend Connect, it appears that Google is not entirely a “persona non grata” at Facebook.  It seems that Google, the Internet advertising superpower, is actually purchasing advertising on Facebook's Ad Platform.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
RELATED:
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Ars Technica acquired by Condé Nast: the low-down  —  In less than a month, Ars Technica will be 10 years old.  In 10 years time we've accomplished much, but uncovered far more work we want to do.  For the past six months, we've been obsessed internally with the question …
Discussion: BoomTown and MacUser
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Social network death spiral: How Metcalfe's Law can work against you  —  Metcalfe's Law  —  Does everyone remember Metcalfe's Law?  It was formulated by Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet and co-founder of 3Com, who stated: … For those that are interested in the math behind it …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Who's Got Egg on the Face Here? … [Editor's Note: Video streams slowly.]  —  Supposedly, the incident happened today at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.  A student wearing a shirt with “Microsoft=Corruption” on the back, interrupted Steve's speech with shouting.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
After Forays With ABC and HBO, a Video Blogger Returns to Video Blogging  —  “It's weird,” Amanda Congdon says, looking off-camera, eyeing her own image reflected on the computer screen in her Los Angeles apartment.  “It's just weird when you come back.”  —  Ms. Congdon, 26 …
Andrew Krukowski / TVWeek.com:
May Sweeps Sees Record Low Ratings  —  Strike Seems to Have Altered Viewing Habits  —  Low ratings during the February sweeps may have been a fluke due to the writers strike, but the May sweeps period is painting a picture of viewers out of sync with broadcast television …
Brian Heater / Gearlog:
JVC Intros “YouTube Camcorder”  —  JVC launched its entry into the “YouTube camcorder” space this morning.  Firmly targeted at the space pioneered by Pure Digital's Flip Ultra video camera, which managed to capture some 17-percent of the digital camcorder marketplace with its low-quality …
Drew Cullen / The Register:
SEC charges eight ex-AOL TW execs with civil fraud  —  For two years, between 2000 and 2002, AOL execs cooked the books, bigtime.  —  They inflated revenues by more than $1bn, through artificial barter deals, by booking one-time gains as advertising income, and by booking the entire gross amount …
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 5:00 PM ET, May 19, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Are your technology investments slowing your business down?  —  As technology spend rises across industries, productivity remains flat.  Are your technology investments helping or hurting your productivity?  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
New Show: Focus on Photography  —  Catch the latest news and rumors around the world of photography.  On TWiT's newest show, Ant Pruitt chats with some of the hottest photographers and designers in the industry.
Zoho:
Manage your e-commerce inventory easier with serial and batch tracking  —  When you're selling products with serial and batch numbers in your inventory, you can now keep track of their sales by adding these numbers to your order as you ship them.
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.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Mattermost:
The ultimate guide to team messaging for developers  —  Modern collaboration platforms make dev teams more efficient, but only if you use them well.  Learn how with our guide to developer messaging.
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: 
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
AOL gives out $100,000 in prizes to AIM plugin coders
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google unveils Image Search image ads
Discussion: Webware.com and WebProNews
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
U.S., Romania target overseas phishing
Discussion: InformationWeek
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Comcast invests in P2P start-up
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Steve Ballmer egged at Hungarian University
Chris Mellor / The Register:
EMC builds up disk backup
Discussion: eWeek
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Jinkies! Microsoft's 2015 open source strategy
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Whatever happened to... Three Strikes?
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
NearbyNow About To Make Local (Product) Search Widely Available
The Boy Genius Report:
A couple exclusive Palm Treo 800w shots!
Discussion: WMExperts
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
EA losing its credibility on Take-Two offer extensions
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Report: Apple's market share of PCs over $1,000 hits 66%
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Galeon: It's like Firefox for Spartans
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Mobile software Monday: Opera Mobile 9.5
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Will Gmail Get Themes?
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Apple Wants More Mobile Music From Labels