Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:50 PM ET, February 18, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Update on Terms  —  A couple of weeks ago, we revised our terms of use hoping to clarify some parts for our users.  Over the past couple of days, we received a lot of questions and comments about the changes and what they mean for people and their information.
RELATED:
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook reverts to old terms of service, working on new version that “everybody can understand”  —  Well, that was pretty fast.  Facebook has reverted to its prior terms of service — due to a backlash from some users, media outlets and privacy groups — while it works out a new version.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:   Maybe Facebook should just offer a loyalty card instead
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown Decodes the Zuckerberg Terms of Service My-Bad Memo …
Discussion: HighTouch
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon Wireless: 4G LTE trials showing 50 to 60 Mbps download rates  —  Verizon Wireless said Wednesday that it is testing 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service with the aim of launching commercial service in 2010.  Verizon Wireless said the 4G LTE network in field trials has demonstrated download rates …
RELATED:
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Fosters Global LTE Ecosystem as Verizon CTO Dick Lynch Announces Deployment Plans  —  New LTE Innovation Center Will Foster Wireless Growth  —  BARCELONA, Spain, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — In a move that will jump-start deployment of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks globally …
InfoWorld:
Verizon to roll out LTE in two US cities this year
Discussion: GPS Obsessed
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Google wins Street View privacy suit  —  A couple in Pittsburgh that sued Google claiming that the Street View on Google Maps is a reckless invasion of their privacy has lost their case.  —  Aaron and Christine Boring sued the Internet search giant last April, alleging that Google …
RELATED:
Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Intel files suit against Nvidia  —  We have just learned that Intel filed suit against Nvidia late last night in which it alleges that the four-year old chipset license agreement the two companies signed is not valid for Intel's current and future generation CPUs with integrated memory controllers.
Discussion: Digital Daily, Crave and DailyTech, Thanks:timsmalley
RELATED:
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Nvidia In Dispute With Intel On Chipset Licenses
Discussion: Reuters and Electronista
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Comcast's Customers Give The Cable Guy the Boot  —  Even in the worst of times, people are supposed to hold their TVs close to their hearts: Turn off the heat?  Sure.  But don't you dare take my cable away.  —  So this can't be good: Cable giant Comcast (CMCSA) turned in a fourth-quarter report card …
Discussion: GigaOM, DSLreports and TechFlash
RELATED:
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
Write-Down Hurts Comcast
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Day 3 - The Pirate Bay's ‘King Kong’ Defense  —  The third day of the trial started with prosecutor Håkan Roswall who presented his updated/amended charges to the Court, taking into consideration the developments of yesterday (50% charges removed).  He characterized these amendments as a “small change”.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hulu pulls content from TV.com  —  Hulu.com has pulled its content off CBS-owned TV.com, which relaunched last month, sources confirmed on Tuesday.  —  Attempts to access episodes of Heroes and other content from NBC and News Corp. partners in the Hulu joint venture displayed a “video unavailable” message.
RELATED:
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:   Can Hulu Hold Off TV.com?
RELATED:
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Obama's antitrust pick: Microsoft ‘so last century,’ Google troubling
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Oh, the humanity: Windows 7's draconian DRM?  —  Once again, we see fanciful claims about ludicrous DRM schemes in the new Windows operating system, but a closer look suggests that Windows isn't to blame after all.  Most users, in fact, won't even notice Windows 7's DRM.
Discussion: TechFlash and InfoWorld
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Mozilla, Skype support EFF's case for iPhone jailbreaking  —  In a filling with the US Copyright Office, Mozilla and Skype have added their voices of support to a request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act related to iPhone jailbreaking.
Discussion: iPhone Buzz
RELATED:
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla backs move to decriminalize iPhone jailbreaking
Discussion: CNET News
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Search Share Rises Again... And Google Falls!  —  Last month we reported a potentially important change in search-market share trends: After years of steady decline, Yahoo's domestic share numbers (YHOO) had increased for five months in a row.  Well, the good news continued in January …
Discussion: TechCrunch and WebProNews, Thanks:atul
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Once Again: Making Search Results Better Isn't An Antitrust Violation  —  And, here we go with more ridiculous antitrust lawsuits — this time against Google.  You may recall last fall, the NY Times ran a silly article focusing on one small company supposedly as evidence of Google's monopoly power.
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
CAPTCHA-crackers breach Windows Live Hotmail yet again  —  Another day, another CAPTCHA crack, and this time it's Microsoft once again scrambling to pull its pants back up.  The company will undoubtedly resecure Windows Live Hotmail, but CAPTCHAs are a technology whose use needs to be reevaluated.
Discussion: eWeek
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Canon releases 10 cameras in one night - thanks, Canon  —  Just when I thought it was safe to relax and read a little bit, my inbox lights up with a damn tidal wave of point-and-shoots.  If you're in the market, you'll be doing more in-depth research and of course the outliers of this batch …
Nintendo:
NINTENDO DSI LAUNCHES APRIL 5 IN THE UNITED STATES  —  New Portable System Offers Customized Gaming Experiences  —  Nintendo pioneered hand-held entertainment in the '80s and made it fully mobile with the Game Boy™ video game system.  Now, Nintendo is transforming the way people access …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's IE 8 Compatibility List: Is it working?  —  Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) is nearing the finish line, with a March release to manufacturing looking like a distinct possibility.  But is IE 8 — or, more accurately — Web site developers and owners — really ready?
Discussion: SitePoint
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 1:50 PM ET, February 18, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Sports science helps football players get back on the field  —  See how the Seattle Seahawks use data to help players work as hard at recovery as they do on game day.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
Automate Three Processes to Free Up Time for High-Value Work  —  Information workers spend as much as a quarter of their work week on manual, repetitive tasks.  Take three actions now to get started with business automation.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
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: 
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
The Bentonville Mafia  —  As promised, here's part three …
Thanks:atul
Jason Palmer / BBC:
Mobile broadband next-gen battle
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Sector remap fragmentation slowing Intel X25-M SSDs
Royal Pingdom:
Social network downtime in 2008
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Pantech's Matrix PRO slides two ways onto AT&T
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Jeff Dean keynote at WSDM 2009
Discussion: The Noisy Channel
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Traditional Radio Stations Agree To Webcasting Rates; Internet …
Discussion: hypebot
 Earlier Items: 
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Stimulus bill includes $7.2 billion for broadband
Discussion: Engadget
Cade Metz / The Register:
Intel sees future in Mega Data Center
Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Obama Tech Adviser Says More to Come on Broadband Push
Tom Reestman / TheAppleBlog:
Microsoft Finally Found a Group They Can Impress
Discussion: Industry Standard and Edible Apple
Paul Miller / Engadget:
NVIDIA's Tegra in the flesh, booting to Android and pumping out 1080p video
Discussion: The Toybox
Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Freescale To Use Android, Aims for Half of Netbook Market
Discussion: The Toybox, jkOnTheRun and Reuters, Thanks:kevendones
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Source: NYC to announce start-up workspace partnership