Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:40 PM ET, August 17, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Wired:
The Web Is Dead.  Long Live the Internet  —  Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.  Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism.
RELATED:
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing:
Is the web really dead?  —  Wired uses this graph to illustrate Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff's claim that the world wide web is “dead.”  Their feature, The Web is Dead.  Long Live the Internet, is live at Wired's own website.  Without commenting on the article's argument …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:   The Web Isn't Dead; It's Just Continuing to Evolve
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV Is a Tough Sell Among Would-Be Partners  —  Google Inc. is launching a campaign to line up TV networks' support for its new Google TV software, but many remain reluctant to partner with a service that encroaches on their turf.  —  The service will allow people to watch and search cable …
RELATED:
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple's Mystery Liquidmetal Product Revealed...  [Competition Answer]  —  There's been a lot of speculation that Apple will use space-age Liquidmetal alloys to make morphing iPhones or other sci-fi technology, but the company has already used the exotic alloy — and in the most unlikely place.
Ronald Grover / Bloomberg:
Netflix Lust for ‘True Blood’ Is Unrequited as HBO Blocks Path  —  Netflix Inc.'s drive to offer its subscribers online movies from all the biggest Hollywood studios may hit a wall with HBO.  —  Time Warner Inc.'s pay-television channel, home to shows including the “The Sopranos” and …
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Report Says Apple to Launch 7-inch IPad by Christmas  —  Apple is readying another tablet similar to the iPad but with a 7-inch touchscreen for launch as early as the end of this year, according to a major Taiwanese newspaper.  —  This is the second report of an iPad 2 sighting in Taiwan …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Android's Pursuit of the Biggest Losers  —  The mobile phone market is intertwined with the telecommunications industry which is vast and there are numerous competitors which are much more dynamic and better capitalized than the moribund PC or music player vendors.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and GigaOM
Grooveshark:
What Happened to the Grooveshark iPhone App?  —  After over a year of diligently working, last week marked us leaping through all the hoops necessary to finally offer what is far-and-away our most-requested feature: a Grooveshark app for the iPhone.  Obviously the last few days …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Eyes CafeMom for $100 Million Acquisition  —  According to numerous sources, Yahoo is eager to close a deal to acquire CafeMom, a social-networking and community site aimed at mothers, in a move aimed at turbocharging its often-meandering strategy in the important women's space.
Spencer Ante / Digits:
Amazon's $99 BlackBerry Torch Puts Pressure on Retailers  —  Amazon.com has used aggressive price discounts to carve out a dominant position in print and electronic books.  Now, it is using similar tactics to gain share in the cellphone market.  —  The retailer is selling …
Discussion: PC World and paidContent
RELATED:
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch:
Bad News For RIM: Only 150,000 Torches Sold At Launch?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Rolling Stone Offers ‘A Big Fat Thanks’ To The RIAA For Screwing Up Music Online [Updated]  —  Hypebot points us to the news that in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the magazine supposedly (can anyone confirm that this is real?  — Update: thanks to commenters who pointed out that this is real …
Discussion: I Can Has Internets
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Xbox Live launch titles for Windows Phone 7 finally revealed, we've got the full preview  —  We've known that proper Xbox Live gaming (powered by XNA) was coming to Windows Phone 7 devices, but we'd yet to see any of that thumb-spraining goodness in action besides a brief demo and a few developer videos.
Sarah Vanden Broeck / Notes By sNarah:
Twifficiency & It's Accidental 15 minutes of Fame.  —  There was a bit of a buzz on Twitter today about a rather silly application called Twifficiency. … Most Twitterers - myself included - like silly apps like this for the sole reason of curiosity (and perhaps a dash of stroking the ego).
Discussion: Download Squad and The Next Web
Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
Apple Testing Proximity-Powered Prototypes Today; Likely To Appear In iPhone 5  —  Over the weekend it was reported that Apple hired Benjamin Vigier, an expert in near field communication (NFC), a short range wireless protocol most synonymous with contactless payments.
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source Blog:
Oracle aims to destroy open source software industry  —  If proprietary companies like Oracle can buy up open source projects and then take back their open source status, how can an enterprise depend on open source software?  —  It is with the aim of creating this kind of FUD that Oracle …
Discussion: OStatic blogs
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Facebook Location Looms, Has Foursquare Entered The Pantheon Of Services?  —  Look at the image above.  There are three services listed on the San Francisco Giants' scoreboard during a baseball game.  Twitter.  Facebook.  Foursquare.  The first two are ubiquitous.
RELATED:
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ahead Of Facebook Location, Foursquare Talks Privacy 101
Discussion: foursquare, ReadWriteWeb and WebProNews
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Exec Changes at MSN-Jorgensen to Mobile, Cahall to MSN  —  Here is a memo just put out by Microsoft SVP Satya Nadella about big management changes at MSN, obtained by BoomTown.  —  Current MSN head Erik Jorgensen will move over full-time to focus on mobile efforts …
Associated Press:
Feds: No charges in Pa. school laptop-spying case  —  PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a school district or its employees over the use of software to remotely monitor students.  —  U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger says investigators have found no evidence …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
PAY ATTENTION TO THIS STARTUP: Shopkick, Launching Today, Is Foursquare For Shopping — With Actual Rewards  —  Foursquare has become a popular mobile social networking app with some shopping perks.  —  But another iPhone app, launching today, is much more focused on shopping …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Guy Who Says He Owns 84% Of Facebook Produces Another Cancelled Check To Mark Zuckerberg  —  When we last left the story about the upstate New York man who is claiming he owns 84% of Facebook (Paul Ceglia), we had concluded that the digital “contract” Ceglia had produced was probably a fake.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google Winning Sign-In War, But Facebook Close Behind  —  Most website users still prefer logging in with a Google account, but Facebook is a close second, according to new data from Janrain, a Portland startup whose software plugin makes it easy for websites to offer multiple login methods.
John Cox / CIO.com:
Five Billionth Device About to Plug Into Internet  —  Sometime this month, the 5 billionth device will plug into the Internet.  And in 10 years, that number will grow by more than a factor of four, according to IMS Research, which tracks the installed base of equipment that can access the Internet.
Discussion: WebProNews
english.caing.com:
China Unicom Clinches iPad Deal  —  A source from China Unicom said that the company has finalized an agreement to be the sole distributor of Apple's iPad in China  —  China Unicom, the exclusive provider of Apple's iPhone in China, has won the right to sell the iPad in the world's largest mobile market.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:40 PM ET, August 17, 2010.

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:
How to make emails accessible for subscribers (and boost ROI) … Expert Diaries from Zoho Campaigns connects avid email marketers to the experts in this space, and help them learn some best practices and tips.
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 how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
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: 
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
What's ‘Mobile’ Mean? How Apple And The iPad Are Forcing The Debate
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Reddit Co-Founder Dips Back Into Y Combinator With Travel Startup Hipmunk
Discussion: VentureBeat and Under the Radar
Raphael Minder / New York Times:
Spain Investigates Google's Street View Service
 Earlier Items: 
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nook for iPhone, iPad and PC see updates, slew of new features in tow
Alice Brown / Gmail Blog:
Google Calendar Sync now supports Outlook 2010
Discussion: The Next Web and Download Squad
Bryan Gardiner / Gizmodo:
The Secret Histories of Those @#$%ing Computer Symbols
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
The Handy Android Fanboy Detector
Zephoria / danah boyd:
a few thoughts on name changes & reputation
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
The Early Facebook Employee Exodus