Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:10 PM ET, October 12, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
SquareTrade:
iPhone 4 glass breaking 82% more than iPhone 3gs - four months in  —  SquareTrade analyzed iPhone accidents for over 20,000 iPhone 4s covered by SquareTrade Care Plans and found a 82% increase in reported broken screens compared to the iPhone 3gs.  Highlights of the study include …
Amazon.com:
Kindle Singles, Which Can Be Twice the Length of a New Yorker Feature or as Much as a Few Chapters of a Typical Book, Coming Soon to the Kindle Store  —  Less than 10,000 words or more than 50,000: that is the choice writers have generally faced for more than a century—works either …
RELATED:
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Amazon's Kindle Singles e-books: One shrewd business move
Discussion: BetaNews, Crave and MediaMemo
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Why Windows Phone 7 Will Make Android Look Chaotic  —  Microsoft may be late to the game with a consumer-savvy phone OS, but Windows Phone 7 is aiming to do right a lot of what Google is doing wrong.  Based on what I saw during a visit to Microsoft's headquarters two weeks ago …
RELATED:
Todd Brix / The Windows Blog:
Introducing App Hub for Windows Phone 7 & Indie Game Developers  —  Earlier today Microsoft and its partners announced the first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices and when they will be available.  Events are taking place in regions around the world to give people a first look at actual devices by carrier.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Seven new things to know about Windows Phone 7
Adam Huda / The Official Posterous Posterous:
Introducing Posterous for the iPhone: The Only Sharing App You Need  —  Effortless sharing from your iPhone has arrived with the new Posterous iPhone app.  If you are looking for a fun and simple way to update friends and family while you're on-the-go, the Posterous iPhone app is for you.
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Executive Marissa Mayer Takes New Role in Location, Local Services  —  Marissa Mayer, Google Inc.'s vice president of search products, is taking a new role overseeing location and local services.  —  Mayer, who joined in 1999 as the company's first female engineer …
Jake Brill / Facebook Blog:
More Ways to Stay Secure  —  Facebook provides a number of ways to help you protect yourself and your account, and today we are announcing new features to help make your experience on Facebook more secure.  —  First, we're launching one-time passwords to make it safer to use public computers in places like hotels, cafes or airports.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Live from Sony's Google TV event  —  5:22PM Sony's really going with the swanky lounge vibe here — dim lighting, candles, lush downtempo electronica, cocktail waitresses.  We're also cuddling up on white leather couches instead of sitting in chairs, which is... interesting.
RELATED:
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
Sony Opens Up Google TV Developer Registration Ahead of Today's Unveiling
Josh Fruhlinger / InfoWorld:
Oracle-IBM pact cuts Android off at the knees  —  Larry Ellison's latest move could seriously undermine Android, no matter how Oracle's courtroom battles with Google turn out.  —  If you have only a passing interest in Java development, you probably didn't think of much of yesterday's announcement …
Matt Williams / Digg Blog:
Greetings from the new CEO  —  I'd like to use this opportunity to introduce myself.  I'm Matt Williams, Digg's new CEO.  It's certainly been an eventful first month on the job.  As many of you know, the launch of Digg v4 didn't go smoothly, and we're deeply sorry that we disappointed our Digg community in the process.
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Twitter Events Now a Priority; Is the Hashtag Dead?  —  Twitter Events, an event-specific grouping of tweets, is going to be a priority now that Evan Williams has chosen to focus on product strategy, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said on the sidelines of an event Monday night in San Francisco.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Epicenter
RELATED:
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:   Twitter Targets 1 Billion Users, Challenging Facebook for Ads
Patrick Darling / News Stories:
Intel Reports First $11 Billion Revenue Quarter  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2010 - Intel Corporation today reported that third-quarter revenue exceeded $11 billion for the first time, up 18 percent year-over-year to $11.1 billion.  The company reported operating income of $4.1 billion …
Wall Street Journal:
Indian Firms in Talks to Sell iPhone  —  MUMBAI—Two Indian telecom operators are in talks with Apple Inc. to launch an iPhone in India based on the code division multiple access technology in a bid to tap the growing smartphone market in one of the world's fastest-growing mobile markets, people familiar with the matter said.
AppleInsider:
Bloomberg to profile Steve Jobs in one-hour TV special this Thursday  —  Apple chief executive Steve Jobs will be the subject of a TV special that will air on Bloomberg television this week, tracing the Silicon Valley superstar from his days as a college dropout through his leadership role …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors Page 2, TiPb and TUAW
Toby Padilla / TweetDeck's posterous:
Android Ecosystem Infoporn Overload  —  As we bring our initial Android TweetDeck beta period to a close, we wanted to quickly reflect on the Android ecosystem and what might be considered extreme fragmentation.  To date we've had 36,427 active beta testers and below you can see the massive variety …
Discussion: Eurodroid
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Bing And Facebook Making Search Announcement Tomorrow  —  Tomorrow morning, Bing and Facebook will be making an announcement regarding new search offerings that make search more social.  The exact details of the announcement have not yet been revealed, however we're assuming …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Glenn Lammi / The Legal Pulse:
Patent Troll Forces Online Music Sellers, Buyers to Pay a Toll  —  Did you know that built into the .99 ¢ or $1.29 you pay for a song online is a toll extracted by a patent troll?  The troll responsible for this toll, unlike the cranky but harmless Dora the Explorer© character depicted to the left …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Radical change coming to Net addresses (FAQ)  —  Come 2012, confused camera customers might be able to point their browsers to a Web address that looks very different from what's available today: support.canon.  —  That's because the organization in charge of such names …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
New Official Facebook Stats Show More Sharing Per User  —  As it tends to do every few months, Facebook has quietly made another round of updates to its official company Statistics page.  Most of the changes are about increased sharing.  Even as the number of users increases, the average user appears to be getting more engaged.
Matthew Zuras / Switched:
Dump the Satellite: Man Uses Kite to Take Aerial Pics for Google Maps  —  We already know that kites outfitted with cameras can provide a DIY alternative to satellite imagery, as was evidenced in Grassroots Mapping's overhead shots of the oil-strangled Gulf Coast.
Discussion: Gizmodo and CNET News
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Microsoft Patents GPU-Accelerated Video Encoding  —  Microsoft has been granted a key patent that defines one of the primary uses of graphics processors in the future: Video encoding.  —  Since the dawn of GPU-accelerated computing in the consumer space, it has been video encoding …
Mark Boslet / PE Hub Blog:
Less Angel Money Flowing Into Seed Deals  —  Seed stage investments have become so popular that even angels are finding it difficult to keep up their pace.  —  To wit: Half of the deals done by angels between 2002 and 2007 were with seed and early stage companies, but that figure fell …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 6:10 PM ET, October 12, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Ariela Suster expands her mission of violence prevention  —  Entrepreneur takes tech to the next level giving men in El Salvador an alternative to gangs.
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 Docs — better documentation for enhanced patient care  —  “A hospital in Rhode Island performed three brain surgeries on the wrong side of the brain in less than a year.”  -NBC News
Worldpay:
Join us at the Web Executive Forum on Nov 8th  —  We're moderating an awesome panel on the future of web payments.  See the full event agenda and 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: 
Mike Swanson / MSDN Blogs:
Adobe Illustrator to HTML5 Canvas Plug-in Released!
Discussion: Channel 9
Samuel Gibbs / Download Squad:
Yahoo! Messenger: Is the iPhone-to-PC (and Android) video calling app …
Discussion: mocoNews, Cult of Mac and Internet2Go
Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
Microsoft: New virtualization software will boost Windows 7 upgrades
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
John P. Martin / Philly.com:
Lower Merion district's laptop saga ends with $610,000 settlement
Discussion: Ars Technica and eWeek
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:
Why blogging still matters
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Pandora Chases Drive-Time Radio After Capturing Mobile Market
 Earlier Items: 
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Ballmer on tablets, PCs and more (Q&A)
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Ars Technica: banned in Iran!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
“Done Deal” - DeNA To Announce Ngmoco Acquisition Very Soon (Confirmed)
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Twitter Crushing Facebook's Click-Through Rate: Report
Electronista:
Walmart confirms iPad reaching its stores on Friday