Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:00 AM ET, October 19, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Droid hands on!  —  We absolutely nailed this puppy to the wall over and over and over again, so it's only fitting we'd be doing the first actual unveiling, right?  We're not going to get too in-depth though, that will come at a later time.  Here are some brief thoughts before the photos:
RELATED:
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
Wolfram Alpha Launches $50 iPhone App  —  On Thursday WolframAlpha launched its developer API, which should allow large and small developers (as well as businesses and educational institutions) to harness the power of the computational knowledge engine to enhance their own applications or products.
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Wolfram Alpha Miscalculates What Its iPhone App Should Cost  —  Apple wasted little time approving Wolfram Alpha's new iPhone app, which we hinted at last week.  Just a few days after they submitted it to the store, Apple sailed it right through the approval process with such speed …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Plastic Logic Shows Off a (Quick) Look at its Kindle Killer: Meet the Que  —  Plastic Logic, which has been talking up its coming e-reader for some time now but hasn't actually started selling it, has a little more to say: It will have more to say about its coming ereader in a few months.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Expands “Going Google” Ad Campaign Worldwide  —  Google continues to hit milestones with Google Apps - 2 million businesses and 20 million users in over 100 countries and 40 languages (up from 1.75 million businesses in June).  And they aren't slowing down the advertising, either.
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
NY Times all but says it: Ballmer must go  —  Ashlee Vance gets access to Ballmer and delivers a death blow.  The Borg, Vance says, is on a “long and winding course toward irrelevance.”  Seriously, this is a devastating piece.  Money quotes (lots of them) after the jump.  I'm still reeling.
Amy Schatz / Digits:
Facebook and Twitter Founders Join Net Neutrality Wars  —  Fed up with a barrage of letters that arrived at the FCC last week from net-neutrality opponents (or lawmakers urging a cautious approach toward the new rules), a coalition of Internet companies are urging the FCC chairman to hold steady.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Rock Band Hits The App Store  —  The much anticipated and hyped Rock Band for iPhone and iPod Touch is out!  We first scooped the news of the launch of the app a few weeks ago.  Shortly afterwards, Rock Band for the iPhone/iPod touch was officially announced by Electronic Arts.
David Carr / New York Times:
A Newsroom Subsidized?  Minds Reel  —  Those of us who work in traditional media have spent a fair amount of time wondering what part of the implosion in advertising revenue is cyclical (ad buying is suffering because of the recession) and what part is secular (we're making horse buggies).
Scobleizer's Posterous:
Twitter Lists; Limitations, bugs, impact, and brilliance  —  First off, I +love+ the new list feature that's coming to Twitter.  Last week more than 1,000 people were randomly added to a beta of the new feature.  What does it do?  It does a few things (TechCrunch wrote an article …
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
3 UK to sell Spotify-equipped HTC Hero handset  —  First Android handset for the operator comes with music  —  Rumours that 3 UK was working on a Spotify-phone were correct: the operator has confirmed that next month it will start selling HTC's Hero handset and bundle a Spotify premium subscription into the tariff.
Discussion: mocoNews, Music Ally and SlashGear
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft names Visual Studio 2010 dates  —  Again, with the repackaging  —  Microsoft has struggled with the best way to sell Visual Studio's application lifecycle management ever since it introduced Team System against IBM's Rational four years back.  As the company prepares …
Discussion: ithinkdifferent
Scobleizer's Posterous:
The Second Life of FriendFeed?  —  Where do I spend my attention?  That's all I have.  Unlike many others in the tech community I don't have a lot of money to invest in companies.  I also don't have coding skills, so can't build stuff, so the only way I can build stuff is to spend …
Discussion: louisgray.com, Thanks:atul
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
This Used To Be My Playground
Discussion: The Web Life, Thanks:atul
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:00 AM ET, October 19, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Zoho:
Fine tune your queue announcements, hold music, and ringing patterns to engage and guide your callers while they wait in a call queue  —  Imagine your busiest business hours get hit with an unexpected surge of incoming calls.
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find the top reporters on AI, NFTs, VR, AR, VC and much more  —  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to identify the most influential writers on 46 topics.  Download reports immediately for just $100.  No sub needed!
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: 
Sean Percival / Sean Percival's Blog:
Gawker Redesign: Hybrid of Blog, Facebook and Twitter
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Photo-blogging Site DailyBooth Raises $1 Million
Thanks:atul
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Site Lets Investors See and Copy Experts' Trades
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
Postal Service Mail Handler Steals 2,200 GameFly Rentals
Discussion: Maximum PC, VG247 and digg.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
A Digital Magazine Without Links Is a CD-ROM
 Earlier Items: 
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Pixel Qi e-ink / LCD hybrid display to debut on tablet next month?
Discussion: Liliputing, TeleRead and Netbooked
Reuters:
Software pirates hijack Windows 7 China debut
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
France Moves to Win Back Control of Content
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Facebook 1.7 Now Available for Download!
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Coming Soon: A Mozilla App for the iPhone
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and ithinkdifferent