Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:05 AM ET, February 5, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computers  —  Hackers have repeatedly penetrated the computer network of the company that runs the Nasdaq Stock Market during the past year, and federal investigators are trying to identify the perpetrators and their purpose, according to people familiar with the matter.
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
New iPad details: RFID/NFC add-ons, carbon body, 7" iPad still in works  —  A previously accurate source has provided iLounge with some interesting new details on Apple's ongoing iPad development efforts, cautioning that some of the information is very preliminary.  Here's what we've heard.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iOS 4.3 To Be Released On February 14th At 10 AM PST?  —  According to several reports surfaced earlier this week, Apple is targeting a release of the next major iOS update, version 4.3, in two weeks.  We just got word from a reliable source that iOS 4.3 should be available on February 14th at 10 AM PST.
Electronista:
AT&T fires back at Verizon's iPhone TV ads with an ‘Answer’  —  AT&T refused to remain silent on Verizon's iPhone ads and today posted one of its own (below).  The appropriately titled “Answer” focuses on the ability to call and use data at the same time on an HSPA phone and shows an example of where it could be useful.
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Gladwell proves too much  —  Malcolm Gladwell is going further out on his cranky branch.  His reading of the role of social media in Tunisia and Egypt actually seems to lead to conclusions that I think he would acknowledge are extreme and extremely unlikely.  (I look at his new post in some detail after the big box below.)
RELATED:
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Gladwell Still Missing the Point About Social Media and Activism
Discussion: Stowe Boyd and The Awl
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
The Xoom Super Bowl Ad: 1984 Meets 2011  —  Xoom's coming soon, but how is Motorola going to introduce its iPad foe to the general public?  The Super Bowl, of course!  And the biggest tech ad to invoke 1984 since... well... hmmm, let's see.  Oh, right.  Apple.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple prepared 2 million Verizon iPhone 4 for preorders, retail [u]  —  Apple prepared 2 million CDMA iPhone 4 units to deliver to Verizon Wireless and its own retail stores through January, manufacturer reports indicate, suggesting that this year's preorders and launch of iPhone 4 on Verizon …
RELATED:
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
China's Tencent acquires majority stake in online game firm Riot Games for nearly $400M  —  Tencent, China's most valuable internet company, has acquired a majority stake in U.S. online games firm Riot Games for nearly $400 million.  —  The deal is another validation of the social game business …
RELATED:
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
China's Tencent Buys Riot Games For $400 Million
Discussion: SAI, Bloomberg and @pkafka
Wendy Zukerman / New Scientist:
Giant archaeological trove found in Google Earth  —  Indiana Jones, put down your whip.  To scour the globe for archaeological sites these days all you need is a desktop computer.  —  Almost two thousand potential archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia have been discovered from an office chair in Perth …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
NBC: Here's Why We Fired The Today Show YouTube Leaker  —  Yup, NBC did indeed fire the guy who put that 1994 “Today Show” clip up on YouTube.  Here's the company's official statement: “The individual in question violated the company's standards of conduct by repeatedly copying and distributing …
Louis Gray:
Yahoo! Hires Hotmail Vet to Manage Mail, Flickr, More  —  While most of the recent personnel news surrounding Yahoo! has dealt with who has left the company rather than who has joined it, the company is expanding its efforts in communities, social and communications, building …
Discussion: Engadget, Thanks:jesse
AppleInsider:
Over 60% of Apple's first-wave iPad 2 production to be 3G models  —  The majority of Apple's second-generation iPad models now being built will include either GSM/UMTS or CDMA 3G support, according to checks overseas manufacturers, suggesting the company plans on forging stronger relationships …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bing: Why Google's Wrong In Its Accusations  —  Along with everything else going on for Bing's Harry Shum on Tuesday — a panel about search spam, dealing with Google's accusations that Bing “copies” Google's results — Shum dealt with perhaps his most important worry.
DSLreports:
Verizon Tells Us New Throttling Isn't Implemented Yet - ‘Too Early To Tell’ What Precise Triggers, Rates Will Be  —  As we noted yesterday, Verizon Wireless is preparing a new throttling system just as the Verizon iPhone hits their network.  The system as described in this Verizon document …
Discussion: Electronista
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Facebook holding Feb. 8 event to discuss new H.Q.  —  Facebook has sent out an invitation for a Feb. 8 press conference at an address in Menlo Park, Calif. which houses the city's municipal buildings.  —  Why the location?  Facebook said late last year that it was searching for locations …
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Zuckerberg's Old Best Friend Poaches From Facebook, As Quora Hires A New Product Leader  —  Quora just poached Facebook product whiz Sandra Liu Huang to lead product development, three sources confirm.  —  At Facebook, Sandra last worked on the Instant Personalization program …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Ze Frank's Star.me Is Like Being In Kindergarten All Over Again  —  Every once in awhile you come across people who are entirely original, and Ze Frank is one of those people.  While many people as eccentric as Frank end up with not so amazing lots in life, Frank, who originally studied Neuroscience …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Homeland Security Tries And Fails To Explain Why Seized Domains Are Different From Google  —  The Marketplace radio show from American Public Media spoke to Special Agent James Hayes from Homeland Security, who was apparently in charge of the “raids” (if you can call them that) …
Discussion: Tech Report
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Search Underdog Blekko Sees Over 30M Searches In January, More Than 110K Slashtags Created Since Launch  —  Nowhere has the need for a more diverse search market been more apparent than this week's revelation that Bing was cribbing Google's notes.  —  While Microsoft VP Harry Shum …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Former Owner of eHow Says Demand Media Model Is Flawed  —  Demand Media has been getting a lot of attention since its initial public offering, which gave the company a market value of more than $1.5 billion.  Much of that attention has been less than favorable, however, focusing on Demand's status as a …
Discussion: Adotas, Thanks:mathewi
Pauli Asikainen / Nokia Beta Labs:
Introducing Nokia Bubbles - A fun and efficient way to unlock your phone and get to what matters  —  Bubbles is a fun and efficient way to take a shortcut to timely or useful things on your phone.  Bubbles appears when you press the “Apps” key while your device is in sleep mode …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia, Microsoft announcing partnership next week, possibly involving Windows Phone 7?  —  As Nokia comes up on Capital Markets Day next Friday — an event where the company has historically unveiled interesting things and launched important initiatives — rumors are once again swirling …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: HuffPo's Eric Hippeau Stepping Down From Yahoo Board as Akamai's David Kenny Steps In  —  Eric Hippeau (pictured here), longtime Yahoo board member and one of its earliest investors, will be stepping down as a director, according to sources close to the situation.
Discussion: SAI and @loic
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:05 AM ET, February 5, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Teachers use Bing home page lesson plans to encourage critical thinking skills  —  Find out how free lesson plans based on images like this Siberian tiger from Bing's home page encourage students to explore subjects in creative and thought-provoking ways.
Intel:
Intel Unveils 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster at PAX  —  Intel just announced its first 8 core, 16 thread gaming monster — otherwise known as the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition desktop processor …
VMware:
Top Five Reasons Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery  —  Few organizations can afford the downtime caused by a disaster.  Those capable of weathering such events usually have the datacenters …
Zoho:
Sit back and Relax.  Zoho Books brings you Auto Charge.  —  There are features in a product that address small pain points for customers and then there are ones that make life a breeze.
Syncano:
iOS Developers: How to Get Instant Notifications on your App  —  Within minutes, you can create dynamic iOS apps on Syncano that instantly reflect changes in data by “subscribing” to changes on Syncano's Sync Server.
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: 
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Hague: UK government fell victim to Zeus attack
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
How Google removed the muzzle on Twitter in Egypt
David Kaplan / mocoNews:
AP To Test Mobile Version Of Newspaper Ad Inserts
Discussion: ap.org
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
TiVo offers free insight into TV ad effectiveness
Discussion: paidContent and CNET News
John Battelle / Searchblog:
File Under: Metaservices, The Rise Of
Larry Hardesty / MIT news:
Turning reviews into ratings
Discussion: PC Magazine
 Earlier Items: 
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
Cisco to buy digital video firm Inlet for $95 million
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Celebrates Birthday And 600 Million Users?
Discussion: TechCrunch and @facebook
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Nokia employs as many people to develop its smartphone software …
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
54% of Verizon's Android, Blackberry users to switch to iPhone, survey says
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism and the internet: Is it the best of times? No — but it's not the worst of times either

Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Mental Floss finds success in video with “The List Show” using star power of John Green

New York Times:
Pakistani Protesters Briefly Take Over Headquarters of State Television

 
Sister Sites:

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