Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:20 PM ET, January 17, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Jaiku Founder: “We're Not Dying, We're Morphing”  —  Last week, Google announced that the company was unceremoniously discontinuing or at least ceasing development of a number of services it had launched or acquired in the past, including Google Video, Notebook, Catalog Search, Dodgeball and The Mashup Editor.
Discussion: /Message
RELATED:
Jyri / zengestrom.com:
Signal (and noise) about Jaiku this week  —  On Wednesday we posted on the Google Code Blog that:  —  “As we mentioned last April, we are in the process of porting Jaiku over to Google App Engine.  After the migration is complete, we will release the new open source Jaiku Engine project on Google Code under the Apache License.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Belkin paying 65 cents for good reviews on NewEgg and Amazon?  —  I just contacted Belkin to confirm but this doesn't look good.  A site called The Daily Background found evidence that Belkin Bizdev guy, Michael Bayard, is paying folks 65 cents to write good things about Belkin routers.  Why?
RELATED:
Arlen Parsa / The Daily Background:
Exclusive: Belkin's Development Rep is Hiring People to Write Fake Positive Amazon Reviews  —  I know I usually don't write about consumer advocacy stuff, but I came across this just recently and it's pretty beyond the pale and I couldn't let it go without blogging about it.  Here's the scoop.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
IT venture investing posts worst Q4 in a decade  —  Venture capital investments in IT companies plunged 40 percent to $2.18 billion in the fourth quarter, their worst level in a decade, according to figures released late Friday by VentureSource.  —  The data further confirms concerns entrepreneurs …
Discussion: TechFlash and VatorNews
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
iPod Touch 2G Jailbroken by the iPhone Dev Team  —  The 2nd generation iPod touch proved a tricky customer to break, but the Dev Team has made the first big step toward a full-on jailbreak.  —  The Dev Team stumbled upon the break when making yellowsn0w, the iPhone jailbreaker …
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zumodrive Takes Cloud Storage And Syncing Up A Notch  —  Cloud storage and file synchronization is becoming increasingly important as users access the Internet and their data via a plethora of devices - desktop computers with large hard drives, laptops with smaller drives …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Napster Warns Subscribers That Best Buy Will Have Access To All Data Unless They Cancel By Feb. 17  —  Napster (NSDQ: NAPS) subscribers using the service after Feb. 17 will be giving the gift of data to Best Buy.  In an “important announcement” sent to subscribers this morning …
Live Search:
News on your doorstep — no need to look in the bushes!  —  Now you can have your news delivered to your inbox every day, twice a day, or just once a week.  You can get top headlines, headlines for a specific area like business or world news, or the latest stories related to a search you define.
Discussion: LiveSide and Search Engine Journal
Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Obama in 3D: Photosynth to Crowdsource Synth of the 44th Presidential Inauguration  —  Next Tuesday, the eyes of the United States - and likely the world - will be on Washington, DC, as Barack Obama takes the oath of office to become the 44th President of the United States.
InfoWorld:
Firm seeks to bar Nokia, RIM, Palm from importing devices into U.S.  —  A patent-holding company from Texas is seeking to bar six companies — including BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Palm, and Nokia — from importing handheld devices into the U.S. for allegedly violating its patents.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Developer considers charges after iPhone app is pirated  —  The developer of an iPhone app that has been cracked and distributed for free said he is considering pursuing criminal charges against whoever is responsible for the piracy.  —  On the Apple App Store, Annoy-A-Teen sells for 99 cents.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 6:20 PM ET, January 17, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Direct listing or IPO: What's the difference?  —  What's the best way to take a company public?  Recently a few larger, well-known brands, notably Spotify and Slack, have opted for the direct listing.  Read more.
Zoho:
7 Email marketing best practices for the holiday season  —  While holidays spell fun and frolic for some, for others they mean more work.  When it comes to email marketers, the holidays are a time to buckle up for increased marketing activity.
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 why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
How is Mattermost different from Slack?  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.
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: 
Reuters:
Vatican to get own YouTube channel
Discussion: Associated Press and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First Facebook, Now MySpace - Power.com Denied
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Intel's Barrett on Paranoia, the Core Craze and the End of Gigahertz
 Earlier Items: 
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Boxee, Used to View Web on TV, Generates Buzz
Discussion: A VC and Technologizer
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bit security
Gareth Powell / TECH.BLORGE.com:
China makes arrests to stop ‘vulgar’ content
Discussion: Slashdot
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Scared of Court Case Webcast
Discussion: digg.com
Matt / Signal vs. Noise:
Hulu CEO: “We screwed up royally”
Discussion: Thought Clusters