Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:45 PM ET, January 16, 2012

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Why I Started PandoDaily  —  Several months ago I became obsessed with a colony of trees in Utah called Pando Trees.  Measuring 43 hectares and weighing 6,000 tons, they're pretty impressive above ground.  But what really matters is what is happening below.  The interconnected root system is the oldest living organism in the world.
RELATED:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sarah Lacy's PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding  —  Sarah Lacy, an author and veteran journalist (most recently with TechCrunch) is launching PandoDaily, a daily technology news blog focused on startups and the startup ecosystem.  The name for the site comes from a colony of trees in Utah called, Pando Trees.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google calls Murdoch's piracy allegations ‘nonsense’  —  News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is talking nonsense, according to Google.  —  Murdoch, a Twitter user for only the past several weeks, used the service to unleash a barrage of accusations Saturday night against President Barrack Obama and Google.
RELATED:
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Wikipedia's anti-SOPA blackout will go ahead on Wednedsay  —  Wikipedia is planning an online “blackout” on Wednesday, in protest against proposed US legislation intended to stem web piracy.  —  The free, user-written encyclopaedia is one of the world's top five most popular websites …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
A TV Debate on Antipiracy
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Is Facebook IPO on Track for Late May?  —  According to multiple sources, the long anticipated public offering of Facebook is now likely to come in the third week of May.  —  That means that the company must file its IPO documents within the next month, given the review by the Securities …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why the video pros are moving away from Apple  —  Six months after the launch of Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), Apple's major overhaul to its professional video editing software Final Cut Pro, video pros find themselves increasingly looking at other software options.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Samsung and Apple looking at new waterproof smartphone tech  —  A new technology that could save your phone from getting water damaged could be included the next wave of smartphones about to be made by Samsung and Apple.  —  Called HZO, the technology creates a nano-scale film barrier …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Wintel tablet PCs may be priced from US$599-899  —  Wintel-based tablet PCs may see their prices go as high as US$599-899 due to Intel and Microsoft both being unwilling to drop their related hardware and software quotes, and as a result, it could push consumers from wanting to purchase the devices …
Charlie Kindel / cek.log:
Fragmentation Is Not The End of Android  —  The fragmentation of Android is very real and very problematic for end users, developers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, and Google.  However fragmentation does not mean Android is going to “die” or “fail” as some seem to think.
Discussion: The Verge
Reuters:
Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday  —  (Reuters) - A hacker who goes by the name of ‘Yama Tough’ threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software.  “This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src …
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
AWS offers free Windows on EC2 (kind of)  —  Amazon will let customers run free micro-instances of Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 on its EC2 service starting now, according to a new post to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) blog.  —  Such try-before-you-buy tactics have helped Amazon win converts …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra Joins Salesforce As EVP Of Emerging Markets  —  CRM and cloud giant Salesforce has announced a key hire today—former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra.  Kundra has joined the company as executive vice president of emerging markets.
Nanette Asimov / San Francisco Chronicle:
Viruses stole City College of S.F. data for years  —  Personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators at City College of San Francisco have been stolen in what is being called “an infestation” of computer viruses with origins …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zappos Suffers Security Breach; Customer Emails And Passwords Affected  —  It appears that Zappos was the victim of a cyber attack today from a hacker who gained access to the company's internal network through the company's servers in Kentucky.  While specifics of the attack were not revealed …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast is the fastest broadband provider in the U.S.  —  Comcast, the Philadelphia-based cable company, was the fastest broadband service provider in the U.S. during 2011, according to Ookla, a broadband speed test company.  Comcast recently announced that it had completed the upgrade …
Discussion: Betabeat
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M  —  Security and storage giant Symantec has announced the acquisition of cloud email archiving company LiveOffice.  The acquisition price was $115 million.  —  LiveOffice is a SaaS provider of email archiving, compliance and hosting.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Design Sets Tone at Square, a Mobile Payments Start-Up  —  The headquarters of the start-up Square would be the absolute worst place to play hide-and-seek.  There are no offices.  Executives sit in open cubicles.  All of the conference rooms, large and small, are surrounded by walls of clear glass.
Discussion: Betabeat
John P. Mello Jr. / PC World:
Maker of Steve Jobs Action Figure Kills Project  —  The maker of a controversial Steve Jobs action figure is stopping production and sale of the 12-inch doll following threats of legal action by Apple and Jobs' family.  —  “Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries …
Discussion: MacRumors
Daniel Edward Rosen / The New York Observer:
Exclusive: foursquare Celebrates New Office Space, Elbow Room  —  It's Christmas day for foursquare!  Except in place of being visited by Ol' St. Nick, the location-based social networking phenom was visited by a fast-working team of architects and builders, leaving them with their brand new office space at 586 Broadway.
Steve Clayton / TechNet Blogs:
Surface 2.0 now shipping  —  I spent a lot of time with Surface 2.0 last week and from this morning onwards, other can begin to have the same pleasure - the SUR 40 is now shipping and available through Samsung channel and reseller partners.  Samsung announced the news this morning …
Discussion: Electronista and MSDN Blogs
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Ex-Firefox exec Shaver has plans for Facebook's Android app  —  Mike Shaver already announced last year he was moving to Facebook after resigning as vice president of technical strategy for Firefox.  —  And now we know what he'll be doing there: engineering manager for Android app development.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 2:45 PM ET, January 16, 2012.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Seattle Sounders score with SQL Server and fitness-tracking technology  —  Just in time for the 2014 MLS Cup Conference Finals, get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Seattle Sounders FC preparation …
Amazon Cognito:
Sync your app data seamlessly with Amazon Cognito  —  Amazon Cognito helps you sync your app data across a user's devices even when they are offline.  Get started with 10GB of free storage.
SimilarWeb:
Panda 4.1 Deeper Analysis - Positive & Negative Impact  —  Last week we took a look at some of Panda 4.1′s biggest winning and losing websites in terms of change in actual traffic referred by Google.
Zoho:
Boost your holiday sales with these 5 email marketing tips  —  For many businesses, the holiday shopping period is critical for generating revenue and garnering brand awareness.  With the annual sales spike quickly …
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: 
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
LTE smartphones to account for 4-5% global shipments in 2012
Discussion: AppleInsider and PhoneArena
Alastair Sharp / Reuters:
Reprise for Nortel debacle as Toronto trial opens
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Linux won't be locked out of Windows 8 PCs, but FUD continues
Discussion: ZDNet, OStatic blogs and Ars Technica, Thanks:theromit
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
IBM rolls out new social analytics tools
Discussion: eWeek and Bits
Reuters:
Hackers disrupt Tel Aviv exchange, El Al websites
Discussion: Gawker, Ynetnews and The Next Web
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Microblogging use in China quadruples in 2011: report
Discussion: paidContent, BBC and WebProNews
Horace Dediu / @asymco:
A second view into the history of personal computing. http://twitpic.com/87nbjj
Discussion: parislemon
Milt Freudenheim / New York Times:
Epic Systems, Digitizing Health Records Before It Was Cool
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Lovefilm Adding ABC TV Show Archive In UK Netflix Fight
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Beepl bats off Quora comparisons to launch its smart, social Q&A platform
Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
The TV Business Keeps Getting Stronger !
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World:
Nokia Sells 450 Wireless and Video Patents to Sisvel
Discussion: Techie Buzz and SlashGear
DealBook:
Wall Street Jostles to Help Silicon Valley Manage Newfound Wealth
Maddy Savage / BBC:
Twitter feed gives Swedes a new picture
Discussion: WebProNews and Slashdot
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Hulu Plans to Raise Money to Fund Expansion Into Original Shows