Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:05 PM ET, January 20, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Eric Schmidt / The Official Google Blog:
An update from the Chairman  —  When I joined Google in 2001 I never imagined—even in my wildest dreams—that we would get as far, as fast as we have today.  Search has quite literally changed people's lives—increasing the collective sum of the world's knowledge and revolutionizing advertising in the process.
RELATED:
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results and Management Changes  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.  —  “Q4 marked a terrific end to a stellar year,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Google's Stock Under Eric Schmidt  —  Eric Schmidt announced that he was moving from CEO of Google to Executive Chairman, handing over the reigns of the company to Larry Page.  —  Under Schmidt's watch Google's stock exploded, but over the last year, it has flattened.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt Out As Google CEO, Larry Page Takes Over  —  Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of Google, and Larry Page is taking over the company just announced in its earnings.  Here's Google: Starting from April 4, Larry Page, Google Co-Founder, will take charge of Google's day-to-day operations as Chief Executive Officer.
Discussion: SAI and Mercury News
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sergey Brin: We've Touched 1 Percent Of What Social Search Can Be  —  With the news that Google CEO Eric Schmidt is stepping down and founder Larry Page is taking over in the role, both gentleman and Google co-founder Sergey Brin joined the earnings call to address questions from analysts.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Eric Schmidt Stepping Down, Cofounder Larry Page To Be Google CEO
Discussion: Digital Daily
Kyle / iFixit Blog:
Apple's Diabolical Plan to Screw Your iPhone  —  Expecting to be one of the first people in the world to buy the iPhone 4, I was dispatched to Japan for its release last June.  Much to the dismay of thousands of Japanese with similar intentions, my mission was thwarted …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Tweets can now become Techmeme headlines or discussion.  So tweet away.  —  For as long as newsmakers have used Twitter, tweets have broken news stories.  And yet for Techmeme, linking directly to tweets was never imperative - after all most newsworthy tweets are blogged within minutes, moreover with helpful context.
RELATED:
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera:
We're now including tweets on Techmeme and this will be the first one. @-reply with something clever to join the Discussion!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Techmeme Taps Twitter For Faster Headlines, Pithy Context
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
T-Mobile Confirms Sidekick 4G, Samsung Galaxy S 4G  —  T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm confirmed today that 4G HSPA+ versions of the T-Mobile Sidekick and the Samsung Galaxy S phones will be “coming soon,” according to a slide presented at a press breakfast today.
RELATED:
Arn / MacRumors:
FaceTime, Camera and PhotoBooth Icons Confirm Camera in iPad 2  —  Apple's developer release of iOS 4.3 Beta 2 has provided more visual evidence confirming that the next iPad will carry a front facing camera as well as the Apple Camera App and Photo Booth App.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Gets Sued For Letting Famous People Interact Online  —  Part of Twitter's appeal is that people can ‘connect’ and engage with celebrities online, even if most of them consider it to be, and treat it like, just another push marketing channel rather than a multi-dimensional communication system.
Discussion: TechRadar.com, Thanks:robinwauters
HP:
HP Announces Changes to Board of Directors  —  Five highly accomplished business leaders to be added to board  —  HP today announced that its board of directors has appointed five new members, effective Jan. 21, bringing the total number of board members to 13.
RELATED:
Arik Hesseldahl / New Enterprise:
Meg Whitman, Patricia Russo Among Five Joining HP Board
Discussion: Bloomberg
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Billionaire Eduardo Saverin Leads Qwiki's $8 Million Round  —  TechCrunch Disrupt winner Qwiki has closed its $8 million series A financing, which I first reported a couple weeks ago when it was midway through the round.  Now we know the investors, and it is a very interesting group.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Eric Schmidt: All of Google's Strategic Initiatives in 2011 are Mobile  —  In the latest Harvard Business Review, guest contributor Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, writes about the company's plans for the coming year, saying “as I think about Google's strategic initiatives in 2011, I realize they're all about mobile.”
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
iOS 4.3 beta multitasking gestures demonstrated on iPhone, look like a handful (video)  —  If you came along for our most recent podcast you heard us discussing some of the new features uncovered in the iOS 4.3 beta, including multitouch gestures for multitasking like four-finger swipes to go between apps.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Considers Integrating a Display into their Magic Mouse  —  On January 20, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for Apple's Magic Mouse.  Apple is working on combining the Magic Mouse's touch surface …
Discussion: SlashGear and Computerworld
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
HTC to launch Flyer tablet PC in March  —  HTC plans to launch three tablet PCs in the first half of 2011 with the first model, the Flyer, to begin shipping in the US market in March, according to sources at handset component suppliers.  The Flyer, which looks like an enlarged version …
Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
NY Times to Charge Less Than $20/Month for Web Access  —  New York Times Co. will charge readers less than $20 a month for full access to its namesake newspaper on the Web when the company introduces its paid service, a person familiar with the matter said.  —  The price has been set at less …
Denise Leung / Flickr Blog:
Login to Flickr with your Facebook Account!  —  Last October, we introduced the option to create an account on Flickr using a Google ID in an effort to make it even easier for users to join Flickr and share their photos with the people who matter to them.  We launched with Google …
Discussion: Inside Facebook and The Next Web
YouTube Blog:
New YouTube homepage launches to all users  —  You may have noticed we've been experimenting with a new YouTube homepage.  After countless user studies and community surveys, one thing came in loud and clear: the homepage in its current form doesn't mean much to most of you, and could be more personally relevant.
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Inventor Demos New P2P Live Streaming Protocol  —  Bram Cohen, the inventor of the BitTorrent protocol that revolutionized file-sharing, is finalizing the code for his new P2P-live streaming protocol.  With his efforts he aims to develop a piece of code superior to all other streaming solutions on the market today.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Box.net Upgrades Cloud Storage Platform With New UI, Collaborative Features And More  —  Today, Box.net unveiled a brand new version of its cloud storage platform.  Box's CEO Aaron Levie says that in creating the new version of Box, the company focused on three key themes—simple, open and mobile.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Is About To Take Off: Number Porting Coming Soon For $20  —  We've been huge fans of Google Voice for quite a while now — it makes screening calls and managing multiple phones a breeze — but there's always been a huge thorn in its side: it didn't allow people to port their existing phone numbers over.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:05 PM ET, January 20, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Open source and the cloud: Changing the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes  —  Parents and patients have figured out how to remotely keep watch over glucose levels via smartphones, computers and the Pebble smartwatch running on Microsoft Azure.
Amazon Cognito:
Amazon Cognito - User Identity and Data Synchronization Service  —  Save mobile user data in the cloud and access it even when users are offline.  Get free 10GB storage & 1 Million Syncs per month now.
Amazon WorkSpaces:
Desktop in the cloud with Amazon WorkSpaces  —  Manage secure desktops from multiple devices.  Amazon WorkSpaces is managed, secure & simple.  Scale up and down easily.  Get started today.
Zoho:
Have you found the right contact management tool yet?  —  Can you use an axe to prune roses, or a hacksaw to chop veggies?  —  They may get the job done, but is either of them the right tool for the job?
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …
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: 
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Post Insights Go Real Time
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Jennifer Lynch / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Social Media and Law Enforcement: Who Gets What Data and When?
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Does Apple Plan an Online iPhone/iPad Backup Service?
Verizon:
Verizon Files Appeal in Federal Court Regarding FCC Net Neutrality Order
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia N9 to bust loose with MeeGo on Intel Atom power?
BBC:
Web images to get expiration date
Discussion: iGeneration Blog
Liu Linlin / Global Times:
Apple accused of neglecting work safety
 Earlier Items: 
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Trapster Hacked: 10 Million Mobile Users Potentially Affected
Discussion: Computerworld and Neowin.net
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Demand Media's IPO to Take Place Next Week
Discussion: SAI, more at Mediagazer »
Fred / A VC:
Monetizing Mobile Audio
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Apple Sues Nokia in London Over Patent for Touch-Screen Scroll
Discussion: Digital Daily and MacStories
Mobile Review:
Preview of Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 (MT15i/Halon) GSM/UMTS Phone
Discussion: Engadget and Android Phone Fans
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Coming soon: A new way to hack into smartphones
Zokem:
In the US Market, iPhone Outperforms Other Mobile Platforms …
Discussion: Fortune
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Twitter Hits Nearly 200M Accounts, 110M Tweets Per Day, Focuses On Global Expansion
Discussion: GMSV and ITProPortal
 

 
From Mediagazer:

New York Times:
After Google suit, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood calls “time out”, says he'll try to make deal

Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
New York Times to set up digital hub in London

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Magazine reporter who wrote about fake high school stock whiz won't move to Bloomberg

 
Sister Sites:

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