Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:05 AM ET, September 9, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
Search: now faster than the speed of type  —  Search as you type.  It's a simple and straightforward idea—people can get results as they type their queries.  Imagining the future of search, the idea of being able to search for partial queries or provide some interactive feedback while searching has come up more than a few times.
RELATED:
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Thoughts on Google Instant  —  The blogosphere is absorbing today's announcement of Google Instant.  I wanted to give some context and some thoughts.  —  Google's web search (and web search infrastructure) team tries to do several things well:  — We want the most comprehensive index of the web.
Stephen Hood / unique hazards may exist:
Google Instant is an example of how Yahoo could have won in search  —  Today Google launched Google Instant, and make no mistake: this is big.  It's far more than just a new fancy interface.  It's a fundamental change to a user interaction model that's been largely unchallenged for years.
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News and Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
No, Google Didn't Just Kill “I'm Feeling Lucky” — They Just Moved It
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Check Your iPhone 4's Antenna Reception With Field Test Mode In iOS 4.1  —  Now you can put your iPhone into field test mode, which will allow to easily and precisely test your cell signal reception quality.  You just need to follow these two easy steps:  • First, upgrade your iPhone 4—or any iPhone—to iOS 4.1.
RELATED:
AppleInsider:
Apple release iOS 4.1 with Bluetooth, proximity sensor fixes
Bloomberg:
HP's Bid to Block Hurd's Oracle Move Is Long Shot, Lawyers Say  —  Hewlett-Packard Co.'s lawsuit seeking to block former Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd from working at Oracle Corp. may be hard to win because California's courts favor letting employees move freely, legal experts said.
RELATED:
Peter Jamison / SFWeekly:
FarmVillains  —  Steal someone else's game.  Change its name.  Make millions.  Repeat.  —  One of the Internet's greatest success stories in 2010 can be found in a former potato chip factory on Vermont Street in Potrero Hill.  This is the original office of Zynga, the S.F.-based creator of online …
Discussion: Joystiq and GamePolitics News, Thanks:ceelew
RELATED:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   When Does A Company Deserve A Fresh Ethical Start?
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Will “Google Instant” Distract From Google Ads?  That's What Eye-Tracker Data Shows...  I went to the launch of “Google Instant” this morning.  It's a major overhaul of Google search in that it seeks to lessen the time people spend typing in their search queries by trying to guess what the user wants.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
RELATED:
Dr. Siddharth Shah / Efficient Frontier Insights:
Google Instant: Potential Implications for the Advertiser
Discussion: TechCrunch and Domain Name Wire
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Google Ad That Steve Jobs Will Hate  —  Google sure knows how to push Steve Jobs' buttons.  This advertisement for Google's new instant search system is bound to get under the Apple CEO's skin — and intensify one of the most heated rivalries in tech.  —  The ad combines a video …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Imaging Insider, Thanks:courtenaybird
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Google's Brin: Make smartphone apps searchable  —  For more than a decade, Google has reigned supreme as the main gateway to online information.  —  But with consumers increasingly accessing the Internet through specialized apps on smartphones like Apple's iPhone, Google's Web search engine …
RELATED:
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:   Google Instant: A Mobile App Approach to Search
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Craigslist removes ‘censored’ bar from site  —  Is this the final capitulation?  —  After the mysterious disappearance of its Adult Services section, Craigslist uttered a symbolic protest by replacing it with a black bar that read “censored” in white type.  —  Wednesday, however, even that black bar was gone.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
RELATED:
Rebecca O'Brien / The Daily Beast:
My Classmate Mark Zuckerberg  —  As the movie The Social Network rolls toward theaters, Rebecca O'Brien writes about Zuckerberg's reputation around Harvard, his fraternity nickname, and why Facebook was such a hit.  —  Hollywood biopics are often the inverse of political autobiographies …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hey iPhone, Meet a Tiny Chip With Superpowers.  —  I can distinctly remember the day when Intel Corp. launched the Pentium processor.  It was the day the desktop computing changed for me and for a lot of others.  It was also the day when Intel started to put a gap between itself and all its wannabe processor rivals.
Discussion: IntoMobile, SlashGear and AnandTech
Jane Wells / Tech Check:
Apple Pulls Back the Curtain for One Company  —  Apple is famous, or infamous, for not working well with others.  It would rather make its own digital music player than let iTunes play on a different device.  Ping doesn't connect to Facebook.  Flash won't play on iPads.  —  That just changed.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Mashable! and MacRumors
Ranjit Devraj / AlterNet.org:
Creepy Biometric IDs to Be Forced Onto India's 1.2 Billion Inhabitants  —  Fears about loss of privacy and government abuse abound as India gears up to biometrically identify and number its 1.2 billion inhabitants.  —  Fears about loss of privacy are being voiced as India gears up to launch …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Boxee Embraces HTML5, Switches to Webkit  —  Boxee is going to switch its integrated web browser from Mozilla's Gecko to Webkit with its next major update, I was told by Boxee Lead Apps Developer and Community Evangelist Rob Spectre.  The switch is an attempt to make full use of HTML5 within Boxee …
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade and Electronista
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Film industry hires cyber hitmen to take down internet pirates  —  The film industry is launching cyber attacks on websites hosting pirated movies.  Illustration: Karl Hilzinger  —  The film industry is using pirate tactics to beat the pirates - by employing “cyber hitmen” …
Discussion: p2pnet and TechEye
Tomio Geron / Wall Street Journal:
Incubator Coaxes Start-Ups Out of Their Shells  —  Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator recently held a daylong pitch session that underlined the organization's growing clout in the region.  —  At the event last month, 36 new companies that completed a start-up program run by Y Combinator pitched …
Stefan Etienne / LaptopMemo:
T-Mobile G2 Is Official And It's Coming Later This Month  —  I just got hit up that the HTC-built T-Mobile G2 is headed to consumers for pre-sale later this month.  The handset, powered by stock Android 2.2 and a Snapdragon MSM7230 CPU clocked at exactly 800Mhz, has a 3.7-inch screen …
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
Google: Chrome OS still focused on netbooks  —  Touch experiments but don't expect tablet  —  Google Chrome's senior product manager Anders Sandholm has told TechRadar that despite the rise of the tablet, the forthcoming Chrome OS is still very much focused on netbooks and not touchscreen devices.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ongoing Brain Drain Claims Yahoo! Finance Head  —  Another significant departure from Yahoo: Steve Schultz (pictured here), who was GM of its important and powerful Yahoo! Finance unit, has left the company to become COO of Pageonce, an online personal finance “assistant.”
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:05 AM ET, September 9, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Financial services industry banks on the Microsoft Cloud  —  Examples of scenarios and solutions companies are implementing to drive their digital transformation.
eero:
eero data report  —  Read about trends in connected device adoption, usage patterns and behaviors from 10 major metropolitan areas.
Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Zoho Assist teams up with Spiceworks to provide a free remote support tool for IT Pros!  —  Zoho Assist, a remote support and remote access offering from Zoho, has joined hands with Spiceworks, the world's largest community of IT pros.
Worldpay:
Join us on Nov 8th in Burlingame, CA  —  We're leading a panel on the future of web payments with guests Alipay, Samsung Pay and Amex.  Register here.
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: 
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
DHS Cybersecurity Watchdogs Miss Hundreds of Vulnerabilities on Their Own Network
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
European Parliament passes anti-ACTA declaration
Associated Press:
NY town votes to stop Google Earth pool searches
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
VLC Submits iPad App to App Store
David Pogue / New York Times:
In Season 9, iPods Still Get High Ratings
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo, Bits and SlashGear
 Earlier Items: 
Robert McMillan / PC World:
After Google Incident, Wi-Fi Data Collection Goes on
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Hand-Write Your Searches in Yahoo! Taiwan and Hong Kong
Discussion: Softpedia News and ReadWriteWeb
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Microsoft previews more of Office 2011
Discussion: MacRumors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kno Raises $46 Million More To Build “Most Powerful Tablet Anyone Has Ever Made”