Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:15 AM ET, January 20, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Wired News:
The Plot to Kill Google  —  When Google's lawyers entered the smooth marble hallways of the Department of Justice on the morning of October 17, they had reason to feel confident.  Sure, they were about to face the antitrust division—an experience most companies dread—to defend a proposed deal with Yahoo.
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft cuts back on campus expansion plans  —  Microsoft is embarking on a set of cost cutting measures, which include postponing most of its plans to further expand its facilities across the Puget Sound region.  Much more from my story in tomorrow's paper, which you can read here.
RELATED:
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Cisco Plans Big Push Into Server Market  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Within the next few months, Cisco Systems, the largest maker of networking equipment, plans to release a product that threatens to shake up the technology industry and put the company on a collision course with traditional partners like Hewlett-Packard and I.B.M.
RELATED:
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:   Metadata: Cisco Serves Up A Big One
Steve / The Firearm Blog:
iPod Touch mounted on M110 Sniper Rifle  —  We have seen some cool iPhone applications come out for shooting sports.  But nothing comes close to the sheer awesomeness of the Knights Armaments M110 iPod Touch mount and accompanying ballistics software.  —  The M110 is the 7.62×51mm …
Jessica Vascellaro / Digits:
Coupons Clips Google Engineering Director  —  By Jessica E. Vascellaro  —  The down economy has dramatically slowed hiring at Google.  But it hasn't stopped startups from poaching the company's stars.  —  Coupons Inc., which makes software to help marketers create, distribute and track coupons …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Real Problem: Netbooks  —  Forget Steve Jobs' health problems.  Cheap “netbooks” could steal the sizzle from Apple's hot notebook business.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif.—Forget Steve Jobs' health problems.  Apple has other troubles.  For starters, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Just in time for the Obama inauguration, Ustream's iPhone app launches  —  True to its word, live streaming video site Ustream, has released its iPhone application into Apple's App Store in time for people to watch President Obama's inauguration on their iPhones live tomorrow.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Belkin Employee Sheds Light On Belkin's Supposedly Dirty Practices  —  Belkin's alleged, and now confirmed, payola scheme may have been one of the first times we've heard about their shady practices, but an employee of Belkin says it's actually very common.  —  To summarize the note …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Marketers Look Beyond Search Engines  —  Facebook, MySpace, iPhone Figure in Efforts by Pizza Hut, Others to Boost Online Exposure While Controlling Costs  —  Marketers, seeking to boost their online exposure while keeping a lid on costs, are looking beyond Internet search engines such as Google …
Michael Wei / Reuters:
Refurbished iPods cheaper in China  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple said on Tuesday it had launched an online shop selling second-hand Apple products in China, offering discounts of up to 22 percent, as it looks to beef up its business in the country.  —  These are products that were previously sold …
Discussion: CNET News and Neowin.net
Anton / Twingly Blog:
Twingly inaugurating world's first federated microblog search  —  This is it!  Today we're launching Twingly Microblog Search.  —  We've been microblogging for a couple of years now at Twingly.  Mostly at Jaiku because it's been the service of choice for new-media-people here in Sweden …
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Online TV Sites Battle for Viewers  —  Sites like TV.com, Hulu, and Joost that feature much of the same content are hoping that social-networking features will put them ahead of the crowd  —  On TV, content is king.  But on the Web, community may reign supreme.
Bloomberg:
Logitech Profit Tumbles 70%; Computer-Mouse Maker May Eliminate 600 Jobs  —  Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) — Logitech International SA, the world's biggest maker of computer mice, said third-quarter profit slumped 70 percent as consumers bought fewer accessories amid a global economic slump.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon, Netflix, Priceline: Are they really recession resistant?  —  With Google and eBay kicking off a round of Internet earnings this week analysts seem to be on a hunt to find the most recession resistant Web companies.  The early line: Amazon, Netflix and Priceline appear to be able to weather the economic storm.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Track Hot Topics On Niche Blogs With FeedVis  —  Want to put your ear to the ground and find out what any group of bloggers are talking about?  Some types of bloggers link out to each other a lot, making it easy to see what the hot topics are (see Techmeme, or Technorati).
Ted Dziuba:
Corporate Blogs: It's The PageRank, Stupid  —  If you're running an online business and have hired a consultant who tells you that you should have a corporate blog to “better connect with the community”, fire that consultant.  —  If you have a corporate blog that is only marginally …
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
After Twitter Authority Here Comes Facebook Authority  —  I know... But I had to post this just as a follow up.  After Twitter Authority I had to post about the first Facebook authority tool I bumped into.  It seems to have a huge “lese-majeste” bug actually as I am positive I have 5000 friends …
Discussion: TechCrunch and RotorBlog.com
Sean / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Social Engineering Autoplay and Windows 7  —  The Downadup worm utilizes autorun.inf files to spread via removable devices such as USB drives.  —  Our January 7th post, When is AUTORUN.INF really an AUTORUN.INF?, provided analysis.  The autorun.inf uses some tricks, such as variable size, to help avoid detection.
Discussion: The Register and Hardware 2.0
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory:
Intalio plans VC funds to finance buying spree  —  Open source BPM vendor Intalio turns 10 this year and is looking to celebrate by raising the funds necessary to finance a spending spree to acquire 8-10 open source vendors.  —  Intalio's CEO Ismael Ghalimi has sent an email to partners and users outlining the plan.
Discussion: IT|Redux Feed Digest
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yammer Raises $5 Million For Workgroup Micro-Messaging  —  Fifty thousand dollars will only go so far.  As the winner of last year's TechCrunch50, that's how much workgroup micro-messaging service Yammer received in prize money.  But Yammer has now raised a $5 million series A financing …
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Enters into Agreement with Banco Inbursa and Inmobiliaria Carso for $250 Million in Senior Unsecured Notes  —  The New York Times Company today announced that it had entered into a private financing agreement with Banco Inbursa, S. A., Institucion de Banca Multiple …
RELATED:
Tameka Kee / paidContent.org:
It's Official: NYTCo Gets $250 Million Cash Infusion From Carlos …
Discussion: Reuters and New York Times
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:15 AM ET, January 20, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
5 Simple steps to help you automate mundane tasks  —  Instead of taking on a complex work process automation project, look for technologies that empower users to automate their own processes.
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:
PSD2 Compliance in Zoho Books  —  The Revised Payment Services Directive, also known as the PSD2, is a set of regulatory guidelines laid down by the European Union (EU) for finance, banking, and payment service companies.
AWS Startups:
How Bustle Leverages AWS Lambda to Help Editorial Teams Scale  —  Bustle Media Group leverages AWS services to efficiently deploy content across its various brands.  Nita Sitaram, Senior Director of Product Management …
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Y Combinator's Michael Seibel, Ali Rowghani to reveal new YC top 100 list at Disrupt SF  —  CEO Michael Seibel will be joining us on stage at Disrupt SF this year, along with Ali Rowghani, the CEO of its Continuity growth fund …
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: 
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Building desktop Linux applications with JavaScript
Discussion: Ajaxian, Slashdot and digg.com
Chuck SalterMon / Fast Company:
An Historical Twofer: President Obama and the Internet Inaugural
Discussion: Bleeding Edge
Financial Times:
IBM accused of abusing position in European mainframe market
Discussion: Digital Daily
Jack Davis / SiliconBeat:
Plantronics laying off 18 percent, writing down goodwil
Brent Frei / TechFlash:
Lifestyle business? Google or Microsoft could eat your lunch
 Earlier Items: 
Rebecca Buckman / Forbes:
U.S. Venture Fund-Raising Plunges
Discussion: The Equity Kicker
Paul Taylor / Inquirer:
EFI-X boots US partner
Discussion: AppleInsider
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
Number of computer users affected by Windows worm is ‘skyrocketing’
The VAR Guy:
Zimbra Email: Thriving Under Yahoo's Ownership?
Discussion: The Open Road and Neowin.net
NokiaPressServices / Nokia Press Bulletin Board:
Nokia and Securitas to cooperate in bringing security services into mobile devices
Discussion: Unwired View