Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:10 PM ET, February 15, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Apple:
Apple Launches Subscriptions on the App Store  —  Apple® today announced a new subscription service available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store℠, including magazines, newspapers, video, music, etc.  This is the same innovative digital subscription billing service …
RELATED:
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Is Apple Getting Too Greedy?  Demands 30% Cut of In-App Subscriptions  —  After a lot of confusion earlier this year, Apple today finally clarified its rules for in-app subscriptions for magazines, newspapers, video and music.  The rules are very straightforward: Publishers can continue …
Discussion: GigaOM and MacStories
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple's new App Store rules affect Amazon's Kindle  —  Amazon must remove link to Web e-bookstore from app, offer in-app purchases so Apple can take its 30% cut  —  Computerworld - Apple today unveiled the details of its App Store subscription plan, and confirmed that it will demand …
Discussion: SlashGear and @dsilverman
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
June 30 Deadline for Apple Subscriptions  —  Apple's new subscription plan has a compliance deadline.  June 30, according to a memo sent to publishers earlier this year.  “For existing apps already in the App Store, we are providing a grace period to bring your app into compliance with this guideline,” it reads.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What Apple's new subscription policy means for news: new rules, new incentives, new complaints
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Big Subscription Bet: Brilliant, Brazen, Or Batsh*t Crazy?
Discussion: paidContent, TUAW and PadGadget
Diana ben-Aaron / Bloomberg:
Nokia's Elop Only Put Microsoft Plan for Board Vote  —  Nokia Oyj executives put only the Microsoft Corp. option for vote at a board meeting on Feb. 10 after having studied three plans, Executive Vice President Mary McDowell said in an interview.  —  “We had presented three scenarios …
RELATED:
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Dissenting Nokia shareholders: Bring us the head of Stephen Elop
Discussion: Internet2Go
BBC:
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg answers mobile rumours  —  Facebook will help phone manufacturers achieve “deep integration” of its services  —  Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has responded to rumors that the company is planning to launch its own mobile phone.
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook SIMs, HTC/INQ Phones — Facebook's Phone Project Lingers, But It's None Of Those  —  Facebook wants to be everywhere.  They've made this very clear.  They want to be on your desktop, on your laptop, on your smartphone, on your tablet, and on your dumbphone.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC Salsa and Chacha bring the dedicated Facebook button to Android (update: eyes-on)
Charles Wu / Facebook Blog:   A Better Mobile Experience
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
HTC's One-Button Facebook Phones Headed to AT&T
DigiTimes:
Apple to expand iPhone screen size to 4-inches  —  Apple reportedly will change the screen size of iPhone to 4-inch for its fifth generation iPhone to compete with the Google Android platform in the 4- to 7-inch smartphone market, according to upstream component suppliers.
RELATED:
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Is Microsoft Zune about to be Kinned?  —  Over the past few days, more and more Microsoft watchers are noticing that Microsoft execs seem to be making a deliberate effort to avoid using the Z (Zune) word.  That avoidance has set off a wave of speculation.  —  Some pundits claiming …
Josh / Social Apples:
Apple cripples iBooks for jailbreakers  —  I just recently updated my iPhone to 4.2.1 thanks to the greenpois0n jailbreak.  Yes, I jailbreak... and I'm proud of it.  There are many benefits to jailbreaking your iPhone like SBSettings, Activator, Infinifolders, etc.  The real reason I jailbreak: because I can.
AppleInsider:
Apple customer survey sparks hope for brawnier MacBook Airs with built-in 3G  —  Apple, a company notorious for relying on its own in-house research rather than the feedback of its customers, began reaching out to select MacBook Air owners this week in a new survey that could help define future versions …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC launches 1.5GHz, 7-inch Android 2.4 Flyer into the tablet wars (update: hands-on video!)  —  Boy oh boy, HTC is entering the tablet arena with quite a bang.  The company has just taken the wraps off its brand new 7-inch Flyer Android tablet, which touts a 1.5GHz single-core CPU …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Deutsche Telekom rolling out NFC payments with T-Mobile USA, other markets this year; NFC iPhone along for the ride?  —  At its press conference at Mobile World Congress today, Deutsche Telekom — the German parent of T-Mobile subsidiaries around the world — mentioned that it'll start launching …
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Web of Frenemies  —  Facebook Inc.'s growing ambitions are redrawing battle lines in Silicon Valley.  —  As the seven-year-old company ramps up its hiring and adds new features to its social network, it is disrupting the businesses of established companies like Yahoo Inc …
Discussion: MediaPost and Search Engine Land
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Now The Most Valuable Tech Company By $100 Billion; Google Closing In On Microsoft  —  It's hard to believe that it wasn't even a year ago when I wrote the following post: What Happens When Apple Passes Microsoft In Value?  Yes, When.  It's even harder to believe just how many people thought …
Jay Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Calls for Global Standards for Internet Use  —  WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for common global standards to guide the use of the Internet, while increasing pressure on countries like Iran, Syria and China to allow the free flow of information in their societies.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:10 PM ET, February 15, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Queensland Government partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to 149,000 government employees  —  Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring Office 365 …
Atlassian:
Every team needs kick-ass code reviews  —  Code reviews help spread knowledge and coding best practices throughout a team.  In this article we'll take a look at why code reviews are important, and how to optimize the practice.
Zoho Blogs:
2 Ways Live Chat Can Enhance Your Customer Service  —  Landing a new customer is 5x more expensive than keeping an existing customer.  How do we keep our customers happy?  By providing outstanding support.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
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: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: Spy games: Inside the convoluted plot to bring down WikiLeaks
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Firewall
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Glenn Beck says Google is ‘in bed’ with the government
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Next version of Android will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb, arrive on a six-month cycle
Discussion: VentureBeat
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Blekko Partners With Stack Overflow To Improve Search Results
Discussion: Skrentablog and Bits
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy S 4G pegged for February 23rd launch at $150
Discussion: Softpedia News
Rene Ritchie / TiPb:
AT&T airs new iPhone 3GS for $49 commercial
Discussion: BGR, TUAW and MacRumors iPhone Blog
Telegraph:
Smartphone boom hogs networks
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC refreshes Android lineup with Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S (update: hands-on)
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Court confirms: IP addresses aren't people (and P2P lawyers know it)
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
HTC Revolver: a flagship ‘Honeycomb’ phone for AT&T?
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
How Zendesk's iPad app makes customer support child's play
Discussion: Datamation and ReadWriteWeb
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Facebook Officials Keep Quiet on Its Role in Revolts
 

 
From Mediagazer:

David Carr / New York Times:
Aereo Case Will Shape TV's Future

Hussain Al-Qatari / Associated Press:
Kuwait court shuts 2 newspapers over coup articles

Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as paywall plans increased

 
Sister Sites:

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