Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:20 PM ET, February 19, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Did Apple Just Ban Sexual Content From The App Store?  —  Apple may have just made a major change to the App Store that could render many developers' applications worthless.  We've just heard from Jon Atherton, the developer behind Wobble iBoobs, who says that he just received an Email …
RELATED:
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Huh, Apple Opens The App Store To Lottery Apps
Discussion: TUAW, The Register and Pulse2
Mscorp / Microsoft On The Issues:
The Browser Choice Screen for Europe: What to Expect, When to Expect It  —  Vice President and Deputy General Counsel  —  Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will begin offering a “Web browser choice screen” to Internet Explorer users in Europe, as required by the European Commission.
RELATED:
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Microsoft's Impartial, Antitrust-Friendly Browser Ballot Screen  —  You may have forgotten about it, but Microsoft got in to a bit of trouble with the European Commission for anti-competitive practices (including force-feeding customers IE).  Microsoft's plea bargain was to add other browser options alongside its own.
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple plans dual graphics enhancements on future MacBook Pros  —  One of the advances Apple plans for future MacBook Pro models is an improvement to the handling of the notebooks' dual graphics chips, AppleInsider has learned.  —  Dual-graphics auto switching
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Will You Pay for Hulu on the iPad?  It May Be Your Only Choice.  —  Will Hulu come to the iPad?  Probably.  One day.  But you had better get ready to pay for it.  —  Hulu and its owners, three of the big broadcast TV networks, want to bring some version of the Web video service to Apple's device.
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Sprint Says First 4G Handset Will Launch By Summer  —  Elizabeth Woyke is a technology writer for Forbes  —  How useful is a super-fast wireless broadband network if there are no super-speedy phones that run on it?  —  It's a question consumers have been asking since 2008 when Sprint Nextel launched …
New York Times:
Two Chinese Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese military, say people involved in the investigation.
RELATED:
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:   Chinese school linked to Google attacks also linked to '01 attacks …
Dr. Christopher McGinley / Lower Merion School …:
LMSD response to ‘invasion of privacy’ allegation  —  Last year, our district became one of the first school systems in the United States to provide laptop computers to all high school students.  This initiative has been well received and has provided educational benefits to our students.
RELATED:
Brad Stone / Bits:
Vook, Maker of Multimedia E-Books, Raises $2.5 Million  —  Brad Inman wants to bring books into the 21st century.  His year-old startup, Vook (which we've written about here and here) mashes and mixes videos and photos with text to create multimedia books for devices like the iPhone and soon, the iPad.
Discussion: paidContent, Beet.TV and DealBook
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Responds To Please Rob Me: Please Shut Up  —  The team behind the hot location-based service Foursquare took the time tonight to write a rare longer post about location privacy.  Their basic stance: we take privacy very seriously and understand it.  Also, that service Please Rob Me should shut up.
RELATED:
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Alpha-numeric Passcode on your iPhone and iPod touch  —  Today we've got something interesting for you security-minded folks with iPhones or iPod touches.  You know how Apple only lets you use four numbers as your passcode to unlock your device?  That's as weak as banks PINs and school lockers.
Vinod Sreeharsha / VentureBeat:
Facebook critics' profiles restored after press uproar  —  After an uproar in Latin American media, three Argentines involved in a book that portrays the social network in a cynical and satirical light had their Facebook profiles restored today.  —  The author of the book Faceboom …
Dan Grover:
Toward a Grand Unified Theory of n00bs  —  The blogosphere has been abuzz lately about a post on the blog Read Write Web.  The post itself is an uneventful one about the growth of Facebook Connect as a means of authentication on third-party sites.  —  The reason we're all talking …
Thanks:atul
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Didn't Kill Gordon Lightfoot.  Big Media Did.  —  The Internet killed yet another celebrity before his time yesterday.  This time, it was poor old folkie Gordon Lightfoot, who, of course, is not dead, merely befuddled.  —  So are a lot of reports about the reports of his death, which pin the blame on Twitter.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Getting Serious About Near Field Communication on the iPhone  —  In November 2009, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed various concepts behind a newly advanced application in development code named Grab & Go.
James Niccolai / PC World:
Google Gets US Approval to Buy and Sell Energy  —  Google has received federal approval to buy and sell energy on the open market, giving it more options for the way it powers its data centers and opening the door to a potential move into the energy-trading business.
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Tiger Woods Press Conf.: Live on YouTube 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET  —  Tiger Woods will emerge from his silence tomorrow morning, speaking publicly for the first time since December 2009, when he admitted to marital infidelity — a scandal that tarnished his squeaky clean image and stymied his golf career.
Jason Sobel / Facebook:
Making Facebook 2x Faster  —  Everyone knows the internet is better when it's fast.  At Facebook, we strive to make our site as responsive as possible; we've run experiments that prove users view more pages and get more value out of the site when it runs faster.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
Apple Updates Me.com Landing Page for iPhone Users  —  Apple today posted an updated support document detailing recent enhancements to its me.com landing page for iPhone and iPod touch users.  The new landing page offers instructions for setting up MobileMe services via the device's Settings application …
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Bezos sells 2 million Amazon shares for about $234 million  —  Amazon.com Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos sold off two million shares of his company on Feb. 16-17, netting approximately $234 million, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Go Rumors:
Sony Develops A Universal Game Console Controller  —  In an attempt to tackle competition from the likes of Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony is reportedly working on a game controller that can serve as a universal controller; capable of also being used with Xbox or Nintendo.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 3:20 PM ET, February 19, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Growing a new generation of engineers with a robot ruckus  —  What do you get when you combine life-size robots, giant rubber balls, alliances vying for victory and a bunch of rowdy teenagers?  Mayhem, of course.
Atlassian:
Every team needs kick-ass code reviews  —  Code reviews help spread knowledge and coding best practices throughout a team.  In this article we'll take a look at why code reviews are important, and how to optimize the practice.
Zoho Blogs:
Check - in to your office with the Zoho People mobile app!  —  You can check-in and check-out your time directly from your mobile phone.  With the Zoho People mobile time clock you can set IP restrictions …
Silicon Valley Bank:
SVB's Halo Report shares angel investment activity for 2013  —  The 2013 Halo Report finds angel investment activity on the rise with more high-valuation deals closed in 2013 than in 2012.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 Site News: 

Nothing recent. See Techmeme News for earlier news.

 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Mini-Techmeme: Techmeme for mobiles
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Lauren Goode / Digits:
No IPO in 2010, Yelp Says  —  Investors hungry for Yelp shares might …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Scribd Inks Distribution Deal With Indie Book Publisher Author Solutions
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
The Rubicon Project Says Ad Server Is Dead, Details Future Plans
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
SK Telecom shoves Android onto a SIM, we check it out
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Help Yourself: Triggit's Real-Time Display Ad Bidding Platform Is Now Self Serve
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)
Thanks:atul
Joe Eskenazi / The Snitch:
S.F. ‘Likely’ to Enter Google's Fiber Network Sweepstakes
Thanks:alexiat
 Earlier Items: 
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com:
Jobs' Flash Attack Puts iPad Credibility on the Line
Greg Knieriemen / iKnerd.com:
Google Buzz Lawsuit an Embarrassment for Harvard
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Thanks:layeredbyte
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Format shifting, low damages put Canada on IP watch list
Discussion: Slyck
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Former Pulitzer juror's opinion: the prizes stay relevant by providing benchmarks, inspiration

Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Game of Thrones Sets New Torrent Swarm Record

Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Fresh Off Pulitzer Win, The Globe Tentatively Toasts Its Future

 
Sister Sites:

Mediagazer
 Must-read media news
memeorandum
 Politics, opinion, and current events
WeSmirch
 Celebrity news and gossip