Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:36 AM ET, June 11, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo: Severance Plan Not ‘Nuts’; Not Easily Revoked; And It Wouldn't Cost Microsoft $2.4 Billion  —  Following the latest twist in the shareholder lawsuit against Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), and Carl Icahn's continued jabs, Yahoo has filed an FAQ with the SEC, detailing everything you wanted …
RELATED:
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Execs Under Stress-Whither Weiner?  —  Yahoo's board has been meeting today and, doubtlessly, its directors had a lot to talk about (more on that later!).  —  Of course, there's the obvious topic of having to figure out how best to deal with the noisy stylings of billionaire investors Carl Icahn …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo facing possible trial before Icahn showdown
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Business Technology:
Steve Jobs's Appearance Grabs Notice, Not Just the IPhone  —  Apple's iPhone 3G got most of the headlines on Monday after the product was announced at an Apple technical conference in San Francisco.  But blogs and other Internet news sites also took note of a gaunt-looking Steve Jobs.
RELATED:
Dawn Chmielewski / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Disney puts movies online for free  —  “The Wonderful World of Disney,” the venerable prime-time TV show originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, is getting its geek on.  —  For the first time, Disney.com plans to stream full-length movies online.  The films will air on TV …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Metallica to bloggers: don't review our music  —  Given all that Metallica has done, said, and been through in the last 20 years, what could they still do that would lead bloggers to ask, “What the hell is wrong with Metallica?”  In this case, the answer is fairly pedestrian but still dumb: censor bloggers.
RELATED:
Niki D'Andrea / Up on the Sun:
Metallica goes diva on the Internet...again
Discussion: The Quietus
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Stealth Startup Glassdoor.com Launches: Employment Conditions  —  Sausalito, CA based stealth startup Glassdoor.com, the subject of months of speculation has launched and offers an employment conditions service.  —  Glassdoor.com has impeccable backing, with CEO and Founder Robert Hohman previously …
AddyDugdale / Gizmodo:
AT&T Memo to Retail Managers Shows iPhone 3G Policy  —  We knew it wouldn't be long before someone from AT&T leaked a policy memo vis-a-vis the iPhone 3G's July 11 launch.  As well as all the mobile provider's pricing details from yesterday, the document contains a bit more info …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google: Making Nick Carr Stupid, But It's Made This Guy Smarter  —  I will admit, I was entirely biased upon reading this story from Nick Carr, who has a knack for writing pieces that get a lot of attention by baiting his hook with contrarian link chum.  Heck, he's really good at it, and I have a lot of respect for Nick.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Techdirt
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Result Offers You to “Skip Intro”  —  Oh, sweet.  You know when you look for some company homepage to get their support email address or something, and then the page will start with a super great 3D animation that will take a minute to load... before you can actually find the info you wanted?
Heej Hwang / The Official Google Blog:
A new flavor of Google Trends  —  The latest version of Google Trends is now live!  If you've used it in the past, you know that Google Trends can be used to see how popular certain search terms are across geographic regions, cities, and languages.  With our latest update …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO joining forces with FunnyorDie  —  Network buys small stake in comedy site  —  HBO is getting into bed with Will Ferrell's FunnyorDie.com Internet vid venture.  —  Pay cabler has bought a small equity stake in the 2-year-old comedy website and has commissioned 10 half-hours of programming from Funny or Die as part of the deal.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent.org
Rebecca Dana / Wall Street Journal:
ABC Likely to Reshape ‘World News’ Webcast  —  Walt Disney Co.'s ABC News is close to scrapping the current format of its daily “World News” Webcast, an online version of the evening news anchored by Charles Gibson, which the network trumpeted as a major step into its digital future when it launched two years ago.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Lost Remote
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Game On: Plurk To Release API Tomorrow  —  Fast growing microblogging platform Plurk is planning to release an API tomorrow.  —  Plurk first came to prominence at the beginning of June after constant issues with Twitter saw many start looking for alternatives.
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Ars at WWDC: Exclusive preview of mobile NetNewsWire  —  After yesterday's exhibition of iPhone third-party applications developed primarily by companies who had never programmed for the Mac before, we here at Ars were champing at the bit to get a peek at a few applications written by grizzled Mac veterans and see how they stacked up.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
N.Y. attorney general forces ISPs to curb Usenet access  —  New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that Verizon Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Sprint would “shut down major sources of online child pornography.”  —  What Cuomo didn't say is that his agreement …
John Markoff / Bits:
Apple in Parallel: Turning the PC World Upside Down?  —  At the outset of his presentation at the opening session of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, Steve Jobs showed a slide of a stool with three legs to describe the company's businesses: Macintosh, music and the iPhone.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 3:36 AM ET, June 11, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
6 ways to fix dysfunctional work  —  From the deluge of email to the never-ending slog of reporting, uncover the solutions to workplace challenges with this free report.
Zoho:
E-sign business documents from over a dozen Zoho apps with Zoho Sign  —  At Zoho, we're building one of the most comprehensive and tightly integrated suites of business apps.  We currently offer 45+ apps …
Intel:
The PC of the future (and present) has AI at the core  —  Intel Deep Learning Boost and on-device AI reduce lag, speed performance, and help usher in the future of the industry
Blockset:
The ‘Plaid for crypto’  —  Blockset provides all the building blocks for building great crypto apps.  From accessing on-chain data to writing transactions in realtime.  Hit the market faster and cut dev costs through one API.
Mattermost:
Free, open source Slack alternative.  —  Mattermost brings people, systems data, and workflows together to power collaboration at every stage of the DevOps lifecycle.  Download now >
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: 
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Funambol To Offer An Open-Source Competitor To MobileMe . . . As An iPhone App
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM goes modular in ‘green’ data centers
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Kaspersky to try to crack code used in ‘blackmailer’ virus
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Last.fm Re-design: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Discussion: Last.fm, Mashable! and Last.fm
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Record Store Owner Calls People Who Pay To Download ‘Idiots’
Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
Revealing Sony Ericsson C905 aka Shiho
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
Robot Asimo can understand three voices at once
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
bizjournals:
Netflix set-top boxes sold out
Discussion: VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Twhirl Supports FriendFeed Rooms, But Not Seesmic - Quite Yet
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
HP Voodoo silicon mimics MacBook Air, ThinkPad
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Safari 4 to include SSB feature and fastest JavaScript ever
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google App Engine “Accidentally” Blocks PayPal
Discussion: Googling Google and Valleywag
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
SharePoint To Run Enterprise 2.0?
Leonard David / USA Today:
Virgin Galactic will roll out mega-mothership
Discussion: Switched and Engadget
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Your perception is Apple's reality
Jiajun Zhu / Google LatLong:
Street View turns 1, keeps on growing