Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:45 PM ET, June 30, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Staska / Unwired View:
Android 3.0 Gingerbread details: 1280×760 resolution, 1Ghz minimum specs, mid-Oct. release  —  We've been hearing about the upcoming Android Gingerbread release in Q4 for a while now.  And also how the new Android user interface will blow our socks off.
RELATED:
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Rumor: Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) Out October, For Higher-Specced Phones
Discussion: Mashable! and Erictric
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Kills Kin  —  Just six weeks after launch, Microsoft's Kin phone is dead.  Microsoft is pulling the plug, sources close to Microsoft tell us.  —  There won't be a separate Kin product anymore.  Effective immediately, Andy Lees is shoving the entire Kin into the core Windows Phone 7 team.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple hiring iPhone antenna engineers for some reason  —  Three Apple job postings for iPhone / iPad antenna engineers to “Define and implement antenna system architecture to optimize the radiation performance for wireless portable devices.”  All three were posted on June 23rd …
RELATED:
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon Acquires Deal Site Woot (AMZN)  —  Amazon has acquired deal-a-day site Woot.com.  —  Woot says Amazon will let the site continue to operate independently, similarly to how it lets Zappos and Audible run themselves.  —  There's no price on the deal.
RELATED:
Bret Taylor / Facebook Blog:
Applications Ask, You Receive: Simplified Permissions Launch  —  Last month, we announced a number of changes to make privacy simpler and to give you more control over the information you share with other people.  Today, we're taking the next step by providing more transparency and control …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
AdMob's Transparency Changing Post-Google Acquisition  —  For the past two years, AdMob has released a jam-packed report each and every month, publicizing its activities in the mobile advertising market and detailing the industry's rapid development.  —  But with the official close …
Discussion: Electronista, MediaPost and Internet2Go, Thanks:atul
RELATED:
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Amazon Introduces 70% Royalty Option For Kindle Digital Text Platform  —  Right off the heels of announcing an expansion of its Kindle Digital Text Platform to authors and publishers around the world, Amazon announced back in January that it would introduce a new 70 percent royalty option …
Kevin Stolt / The Official Google Blog:
Extra!  Extra!  Google News redesigned to be more customizable and shareable  —  There's an old saying that all news is local.  But all news is personal too—we connect with it in different ways depending on our interests, where we live, what we do and a lot of other factors.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
Fred / A VC:
Some Thoughts On Foursquare  —  Our portfolio company Foursquare closed a second round of financing yesterday.  This was a much covered financing process and also much criticized.  I think it makes an excellent case to talk about some conventional notions and why they might not be right.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Will Sell 12 Million iPhones To Verizon Subscribers For $7 Billion — Analyst  —  Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner runs the numbers on the reported Verizon iPhone.  —  Here, from Philip Elmer-Dewitt of Fortune, are some of his key points:  — Over the last year, Apple sold 11 million iPhones into AT&T's …
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Droid X Ad: Hold The Phone Any Way You Like  —  The iPhone 4 hasn't even been out a week yet.  But that apparently isn't stopping rivals from pivoting ad campaigns to play to its weaknesses as quickly as possible.  —  Today, Motorola ran a full page ad in the New York TImes to show off …
ifixit:
iPhone 4 Gyroscope Teardown  —  Apple's latest creation — the iPhone 4 — features a MEMS gyroscope within its pretty shell.  But how does that little chip work, and what does it do?  We partnered with Chipworks to bring you an in-depth look behind the science of these micro-scale gyroscopes.
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon to launch LTE network on November 15th, handsets on Black Friday  —  This information comes from a new tipster, but we have very good reason to believe that Verizon will begin rolling out its LTE network in 25 markets starting on November 15th.  While 25 markets might not sound like a lot …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar: We're No Cable Killer!  We Swear!  —  If you're planning on swapping out your expensive cable TV service for Hulu's $10 a month subscription offering, Jason Kilar has advice for you: Don't do it!  —  The Hulu CEO insists that his “Hulu Plus” service …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Wired's iPad App Boasts a New Feature: A Price Cut  —  The second edition of Condé Nast's much-praised Wired magazine iPad app is out, and it boasts some new features.  The biggest one: A 20 percent price cut.  —  The magazine publisher sold some 95,000 digital copies of its June issue at $4.99 …
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
Movie Piracy Crackdown Begins, Internet Sites Seized  —  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just announced a major takedown of nine movie piracy sites that illegally offered first-run movies, some within just hours of their theatrical release.
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Cisco and video: Wi-Fi for Flip, end to Flash debacle, video client for App Store  —  For Cisco, video technologies ‘are definitely a pervasive play,’ says exec  —  Computerworld - LAS VEGAS — If you didn't realize how pervasive video technology research is at Cisco Systems …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and 9 to 5 Mac
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Clarifies Policy On Site Scrapers As Robots.Txt Gets Updated  —  Want to scrape Facebook's site for content?  You may want to reconsider how you do so as Facebook has updated their Robots.txt file to be a bit more restrictive.  If you aren't aware of what a Robots.txt file is, you can read more here.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Yahoo Announces $3 Billion Stock Buyback  —  Yahoo (YHOO) just announced a $3 billion stock buyback program.  —  From an SEC filing:  —  “On June 24, 2010, the Yahoo! Board of Directors approved a new stock repurchase program.  Under the program, Yahoo! is authorized to repurchase …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
“Lawyers Are Expensive.  We Can Be Friends.”  (@Posterous To @TwitPic)  —  As you may have read yesterday, TwitPic and Posterous are currently in a row after the latter introduced a “Rescue your photos from TwitPic” tool that provides users with a one-click way to import TwitPic photos over to their Posterous blog.
Discussion: PlagiarismToday and Download Squad
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
MeeGo for handsets makes its first appearance  —  As promised, Nokia and Intel have revealed the pre-alpha version of MeeGo for handsets today, supporting the Intel-powered Aava reference phone and the Nokia N900.  What's most interesting at this early stage is the UI, which appears to have taken …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Video CAPTCHAs Promise Better Security, Less Frustration  —  Solving CAPTCHAs - the text puzzles with distorted letters that many sites use to ensure that you are human - has become a daily reality for many Internet users.  Sadly, these tests are often a major source of frustration, too.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Softpedia News
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
French Anti-Trust Authorities Find Google “Abused Dominant Position” In Turning Off Advertiser's Account  —  French regulators said today that “Google had abused its dominant position in the internet advertising market when it barred a location data company from using its AdWords service,” …
Kuan Yong / YouTube API Blog:
Flash and the HTML5 tag  —  There's been a lot of discussion lately about whether or not the HTML5 <video> tag is going to replace Flash Player for video distribution on the web.  We've been excited about the HTML5 effort and <video> tag for quite a while now, and most YouTube videos can now be played via our HTML5 player.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 5:45 PM ET, June 30, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
If you could ask Bill Gates one question...  Teams from around the world are duking it out this week in the Imagine Cup.  At stake, a chance to meet Bill Gates.
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
Why Your Organization Needs a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan  —  Businesses know they need to back up their data, their workloads and their applications in the event that disaster strikes.
Zoho:
Customer Spotlight: How One Company Went from No CRM to Zoho CRM Power Users  —  “We had evolved our CRM from spreadsheets, to Goldmine CRM and finally to ACT CRM, but we knew we needed to move to a native cloud-based CRM”
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
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: 
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Half of mobile data consumed by 6 percent of customers
Discussion: Nielsen Wire, Thanks:paulboutin
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: GeoCities founder invests in gay social network Fabulis
Christosap / Google Chrome Blog:
Making the web more accessible, one step at a time
Discussion: Chromium Blog
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Twitter Musings in Syria Elicit Groans in Washington
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Google Creates YouTube Video Game to Highlight Chrome and Flash
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google In Discussions To Buy Travel Software Company, Will FTC Ground It?
Discussion: Tech Eye, Reuters and Tnooz
Mike Clendenin / InformationWeek:
China's Alibaba Wants Yahoo Stake Back
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Says Search Engine Partially Blocked in China
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
IMDb Arrives on Android...and “Everywhere”
Discussion: TechFlash and Pulse2
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google to Push Android Deeper into Asia
Discussion: mocoNews and FierceWireless
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
4  —  The first thing you notice is that the iPhone 4 feels smaller …
Thanks:atul
Computerworld:
Sony says 535,000 laptops at risk of overheating
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Andy Ihnatko reviews/drops/breaks iPhone 4
Discussion: Cartoon Barry Blog and Gadget Lab
Marco Arment / Instapaper Blog:
Instapaper 2.2.5 for iPhone and iPad now available
Discussion: Computerworld, The Next Web and TiPb
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
‘Google Me’ is Real, Will Launch in 2010
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT considering shorter print edition at roughly half the price with unlimited digital access

Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Contently Launches A Nonprofit Arm To Do Investigative Journalism

Richard Ackland / Guardian:
WikiLeaks gag order: open justice is threatened by super-injuctions

 
Sister Sites:

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