Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:55 PM ET, March 19, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Michael Leggett / Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Undo Send  —  Sometimes I regret sending a message the morning after.  Other times I send a message and then immediately notice a mistake.  I forget to attach a file or email the birthday girl that I can't make her surprise party.  I can rush to close my browser or unplug the Internet …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Evidence of new iPhones, new iPod Touch?  —  We got this information from one of our awesome Apple ninjas, (yes, that one) and here's the deal... Basically when poking around in the iPhone OS 3.0 restore ramdisk, our guy found evidence of Apple's upcoming hardware revisions.  This includes new iPhones and iPod Touches.
RELATED:
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
More evidence arises for future iPhone models in latest beta  —  Yet another plist file in the iPhone OS 3.0 beta references four different unknown products.  They could be new iPhones, new iPod touches, or even crazier things like a Mac tablet or an iPhone nano.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flip Video: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong And Then So, So Right.  —  Pure Digital Technologies, the creator of the Flip Video line of digital video recorders, got their payday today: $590 million in Cisco stock, a deal we first reported may be happening a couple of weeks ago.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and CNN, Thanks:mrinaldesai
RELATED:
Lawrence Aragon / PE Hub Blog:
Since When Is 3x a Good VC Return?  —  Maybe the VC model is broken after all.  —  The VCs who backed hot digital video recorder maker Flip Digital have agreed to sell the company to Cisco Systems for $590 million in stock.  At first, it sounds like a pretty good deal …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Digits, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Cisco:
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Pure Digital Technologies, Makers of Flip VideoTM
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Why Cisco's Flipping Into Consumer Video
Discussion: eWeek and Technologizer
Apple:
Movie Fans Can Buy & Rent Films in High Definition on the iTunes Store  —  Box Office Favorites Including “Quantum of Solace” & “Twilight” Available in Stunning HD  —  Apple® today announced that iTunes® customers can purchase and rent box office favorites including “Quantum of Solace” …
RELATED:
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Adds HD Movie Rentals, Downloads To iTunes  —  Apple (AAPL) has added hi-def movie purchases and rentals to its iTunes store.  Previously, it only offered HD movies via its Apple TV set-top box, or HD TV shows via its iTunes store.  It's been popular: Apple says more than 50% …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Poll: 94% Of Users Don't Like Redesign  —  A Facebook application is polling users on the the new site layout .  So far, just over 5% of the nearly 800,000 respondents give it a thumbs up.  The rest go the other way.  —  Users can also leave comments with their thoughts.
RELATED:
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Half a percent of Facebook users hate the new redesign — Facebook should (mostly) ignore them  —  Sometimes when Facebook tries something new, people hate it, and it fails (like the Beacon ads that show you friends activity on other sites).  But sometimes when it tries something new and people hate it …
Discussion: All Facebook and ParisLemon, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Nielsen: Twitter's growing really, really, really, really fast  —  A small new survey from Nielsen about the five fastest growing “member community destinations” in the U.S. reveals what we all kind of knew already: Twitter is at the top.  From February 2008 to February 2009, it clocked in at a whopping 1,382 percent growth rate.
Discussion: Traffick
RELATED:
Nielsen Wire:
Twitter's Tweet Smell Of Success
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TomsTechBlog.com, Thanks:atul
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Android co-founder in Google Ventures?  —  Is Android co-founder Rich Miner Google's new in-house venture capitalist?  To judge by one intriguing clue, it appears so.  Miner's name was recently spotted on a nametag at a Silicon Valley event for start-up firms to present their ideas and pitch VCs for funding.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
March Madness!  YouTube Gets Live Video Via Silverlight  —  So live video has finally, finally come to YouTube this morning.  CBS has embedded its Silverlight March Madness bracket and live game coverage directly onto a YouTube channel.  Go to http://www.youtube.com/marchmadness to check it out.
Economist:
The end of the free lunch—again  —  The demise of a popular but unsustainable business model now seems inevitable  —  “IN RECENT years, consumers have become used to feasting on online freebies of all sorts: news, share quotes, music, e-mail and even speedy internet access.
Thanks:atul
RELATED:
Economist:   Six years in the Valley
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
TomTom fires back at Microsoft with lawsuit over Streets & Trips  —  Portable navigation company TomTom, recently sued by Microsoft for patent infringement, has countered with its own lawsuit alleging that Microsoft's Streets & Trips product infringes on TomTom's patents.
RELATED:
John Markoff / New York Times:
Computer Experts Unite to Hunt Worm  —  An extraordinary behind-the-scenes struggle is taking place between computer security groups around the world and the brazen author of a malicious software program called Conficker.  —  The program grabbed global attention when it began spreading late …
Discussion: Wikinomics and ZDNet Government
RELATED:
John Markoff / Bits:
The Conficker Worm: April Fool's Joke or Unthinkable Disaster?
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
The VC Walking Dead  —  A few years back, I created a Word document called “The Walking Dead.”  These were venture capital firms that were officially in business — lights on, working websites, cash to support existing investments — but which no longer had enough cash to add new portfolio companies.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechFlash and broadstuff
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
With IE8, Microsoft Ignores One Third Of The Market  —  With today's release of Internet Explorer 8, everyone who use Microsoft's browser will be getting some much-needed improvements: color-coded related tabs, “Accelerator” add-ons, search and site suggestions, toolbar favorites …
Venture Capital Dispatch:
525,600 Minutes ... And Just One IPO  —  It's hard to believe, but only one venture-backed company has held an initial public offering since medical device maker CardioNet Inc. went public a year ago today.  That honor goes to computing hosting services provider Rackspace Hosting Inc. …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Palm CEO: WebOS bigger than just the Pre base  —  Updated: Amid weak fiscal third quarter results, Palm CEO Edward Colligan said that the company is well positioned to launch the Pre and promised a roadmap of smartphones and an application ecosystem built on the company's new WebOS.
Garrick Schmitt / AdAge:
Data Visualization Is Reinventing Online Storytelling  —  And Building Brands in Bits and Bytes  —  Today's consumer seems to have an insatiable appetite for information, but until recently making sense of all of that raw data was too daunting for most.  Enter the new “visual scientists” …
Thanks:atul
Joanna / The Invisible Things Lab's blog:
Attacking SMM Memory via Intel® CPU Cache Poisoning  —  As promised, the paper and the proof of concept code has just been posted on the ITL website here.  —  A quote from the paper: … Don't worry, the shellcode we use in the exploit is totally harmless (have really no idea …
RELATED:
John Leyden / The Register:   Intel chip flaw gets double exposure
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why Twitter's ‘Suggested Users’ is the Next Superbowl Ad (or “Calacanis offers $500k for three years")  —  Title: Why Twitter's ‘Suggested Users’ is the Next Superbowl Ad (or  —  “Calacanis offers $500k for three years")  —  Subscribers: Does it really matter?  It's just a number (13,159)
Discussion: Internet Evolution, Thanks:jasoncalacanis
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Social RSS reader Streamy now open to everyone  —  Streamy, the personalized home page meets social feed reader, is now open to everyone.  We originally profiled the company back in mid-2007.  Since then it's been rebuilt and is noticeably faster.  It's also streamlined the blog reading experience, which is the core of the service.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, SitePoint and TechCrunch
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Live from New York: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer  —  The Microsoft (MSFT) boss is sitting down with BusinessWeek editor Stephen Adler at the McGraw-Hill media conference.  Expect at least some chatter about Yahoo (YHOO) and its new boss Carol Bartz, who just happens to be visiting New York this week as well.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Survey Finds Consumers Chop Cell Phone Use To Cut Costs  —  Consumers have begun reducing their cell phone use to save money in the face of the sharp economic downturn, according to a new survey.  —  Conducted by Opinion Research Corp. for the New Millenium Research Council …
Discussion: Bits, PC Magazine, CNET News and Ubergizmo
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Expert: Hackers penetrating industrial control systems  —  IDG News Service) The networks powering industrial control systems have been breached more than 125 times in the past decade, with one resulting in U.S. deaths, a control systems expert said Thursday.
Discussion: CNET News
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 11:55 PM ET, March 19, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Smartsheet offers free Gov product to governments and agencies  —  Smartsheet Gov, the FedRAMP authorized Smartsheet environment, is now free of charge or obligation for any US government agency responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mattermost:
Remote work when SaaS is not an option  —  A free, self-hosted messaging platform for security-conscious teams to collaborate remotely.  Download Free.
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.
Zoho:
Design your website with our Advanced Visual Editor  —  The journey towards creating your website is rather straight-forward.  As far as the content of your website is concerned, you need to:  —  Choose a template
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: 
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
TheStreet.com Cuts 18 Staffers; Layoffs Part Of $2.4M Cost-Cutting Plan
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Feds: Hacker Disabled Offshore Oil Platforms' Leak-Detection System
Discussion: Switched
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Coming Soon To A Windows Live Profile Near You: Facebook Updates
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Two Current TV Journalists Detained in N. Korea
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Kevin Maney / Portfolio:
His Space  —  MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe talks about why he thinks …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
An Icon That Says They're Watching You  —  I have an open question …
Discussion: ClickZ, Thanks:atul
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
RentBits Launches At-A-Glance View Of Housing Rental Market
 Earlier Items: 
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Buzznet gets $12.5 million round, changes name
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Preparing to Use OLED Displays for iPhone and Computers?
Discussion: Smarthouse, Fast Company and SlashGear
Venture Capital Dispatch:
A Platform Pickle For Mobile App Developers
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and mocoNews
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Power Hacker Kent Brewster Leaves Yahoo for Netflix
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Hands-on: Mozilla Fennec beta offers performance, features
Discussion: Epicenter and AppScout