Posts with tag "Techmeme"

Braindead TechCast EP19: Where Techmeme Friday would be a lot better if there was real news

Normally Sean and I would have some interesting headlines to scrounge through for our Techmeme Friday’s but today it seems that everyone has taken a holiday and left us with the dregs of a boring news day to troll through.

Here’s a few of the headlines that we did muster up enough interest in to provide our usual insightful commentary for:

Microsoft’s Courier ‘digital journal’: exclusive pictures and details (update: video!) – Engadget
iPad Available in US on April 3 – Apple
Google Docs welcomes DocVerse – Google Enterprise Blog
In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg Broke Into A Facebook User’s Private Email Account – Silicon Alley Insider
HTC on Nexus One cracked screen: “They don’t go in pockets” – CNET News
Cisco Wants To Rule Your Living Room – Launching New High Speed Network With Set Top Box March 9 – SiliconANGLE
Bing Maps Rolls Out Its Largest Image Update – Search Engine Land
Why Apple Deserves an Oscar Too – The Awl

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Braindead TechCast EP 14: A Techmeme Friday first – MG Siegler missing in action

Yes folks it is Friday and not only does it mean that the weekend is here it means that is is also time for Techmeme Friday. This is the day of the week where Sean and I peruse the hot tech headlines on Techmeme and have some fun with them.

Some of the headlines that we picked on this week are:

Apple Stacks The Deck Against Amazon’s Kindle App (AAPL, AMZN) – The Wire (hint – we didn’t care)
iTunes Prize Winner to Steve Jobs: “Yeah Right, Who Is This Really?” – Rolling Stone
How Digg Found a Way to Make Money – GigaOM
Finally: Facebook Silences App Notification Spam – ReadWriteWeb
Apple predicted to introduce lower cost iPhone models in June – AppleInsider
EU orders Google to ditch Street View images after 6 months – Computerworld

Amazingly our most favorite blogger didn’t make it to this Friday’s Techmeme list – oh well there is always next week.

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EP 14: A Techmeme Friday first – MG Siegler missing in action

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CobWEBs Daily Edition podcast: It’s Friday folks which means – it’s Techmeme time

cbn1-podpost In what is becoming a Friday tradition Sean and I take a look at the leading headlines as found on Techmeme at show time. There is no in depth analysis of the actual posts that got them there but rather we have some fun with them.

This is followed up with a quick scan of the service we both love to hate because it is so stupid and yes we are talking about Blippy – the service that lets you brag to the web how you are spending your money.

Before all this goodness though we do take care of a slight bitch as a result of a post by MG Siegler over at TechCrunch.

A small sample of our Techmeme victims headlines.

BoomTown’s Apple iPad Day, Starring Walt Mossberg (Plus a Steve Jobs Cameo!) – Kara Swisher
Apple to target iPad at business users with added features – sources – AppleInsider
Unexpectedly low Apple iPad price forces notebook vendors to re-evaluate their tablet PC strategies – DigiTimes
On the iPad – Alex Payne
Facebook Is Working On A Foursquare-Killer – Silicon Alley Insider
Amazon.com mysteriously removes Macmillan book titlesVentureBeat

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CobWEBs Daily Edition podcast: Techmeme Friday – fun and yuks for everyone

cbn1-podpost Friday are meant for fun and relaxation after a hard week of work and it is no different for cynical old bastards like Sean and myself. So starting this Friday we’re going to try something different. Our target will be Techmeme at its headline list at the time of the show.

No pre-amble, no in depth analysis. Just fun quick rips on the headlines and what we might already know about the stories – or the people who wrote them.

Some of the targets in tonight’s show

Understanding the web to make search more relevant
Google’s Brin And Page To Sell Off Shares; Give Up Majority Voting Power Over Five Years
Microsoft shakes up its Entertainment and Devices unit
Journalists’ Social Media Sideshow Will Prove Nothing
Judge reduces $2M music-sharing verdict to $54k
Twitter Starts Rolling Out Local Trends (Pictures)

I Don’t Care About Your Apple Tablet Rumor – Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins
The whole Apple tablet thing makes no sense – The Inquisitr

Enjoy the show – we did.

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