Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:55 PM ET, January 24, 2012

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
RELATED:
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Apple's Q1 2012: $46.3B In Revenue, 37M iPhones And 15.4M iPads Sold  —  We're still a few minutes out from Apple's Q1 2012 earnings call — but as is par for the course, the raw numbers have made their way out a bit early.  And they.. are... insane.  —  Note: For those wondering …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple reports record $13.06 billion profit  —  Apple on Tuesday reported a record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion.  —  According to its earnings report, Apple sold 37.04 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 128 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales: MPAA chairman Christopher Dodd should be fired  —  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had fighting words for Motion Picture Association of America chairman Christopher Dodd, calling the former Senator and current lobbyist out on his recent threats and pronouncing that the MPAA should fire its chief.
RELATED:
Jay A. Fernandez / Hollywood Reporter:
Sundance 2012: MPAA's Chris Dodd Calls Piracy Defeat a ‘Watershed Event’  —  Speaking at the festival's daily Cinema Cafe series, Dodd said the tech community's ability to mobilize the public was a game-changing phenomenon that he hadn't seen in more than three decades in public office.
Mike Thompson / The Escapist:   Petition Demands White House Investigate SOPA Supporter
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Timeline Now Pushed To Everyone, Users Get A Week To Clean Up Profiles  —  You can run, but you can't hide.  Facebook's biggest user interface overhaul since the Wall, the Facebook Timeline, is now becoming mandatory for all users.  According to the company, over the next few weeks, everyone will get the new Timeline.
RELATED:
Dan Graziano / BGR:   Facebook forcing Timeline on users ‘over the next few weeks’
Yahoo! Inc.:
Yahoo! Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results  —  Fourth Quarter Operating Income Increases 10% Year over Year  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.
RELATED:
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Q4 Limps In Close To Wall Street's Expectations  —  First look at Yahoo Q4 earnings: Earnings of $0.24 a share on revenues of $1.17 billion.  Wall Street was looking for $0.23 and $1.19 billion.  —  For a look at what investors had been expecting, consult Kara Swisher's preview from last night.
Gartner:
Gartner Says Apple Became the Top Semiconductor Customer in 2011  —  Top 10 Original Equipment Manufacturers Represented $105.6 Billion of Semiconductor Demand, Accounting for 35 Percent of Total Semiconductor Chip Revenue in 2011  —  Leading electronic equipment manufacturers remained …
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Larry Page to Googlers: If You Don't Get SPYW, Work Somewhere Else  —  Yesterday, I wrote that Google needs to come clean with its users: Either the company is meddling with search results (as all evidence suggests) or it is still committed to all the ideals it espoused when the company was going public.
RELATED:
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Google to Update Privacy Policy to Cover Wider Data Use
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Ubuntu Wants to Replace Menus with a HUD  —  Ubuntu, the popular Linux distribution, has been experimenting with a number of interface designs lately.  Today, the project's founder Mark Shuttleworth announced that the next major version of Ubuntu, 12.04 LTS, will feature a replacement for the menu bar.
Vanguard News:
Obama to honor wife of late Apple visionary's, Jobs  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama will honor the life of Steve Jobs by welcoming the late Apple visionary's wife Laurene Powell Jobs to his State of the Union address on Tuesday.  —  Powell Jobs will watch Obama's showpiece annual address …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM's roadmap for 2012/Q1 2013: Two BlackBerry 10 phones, two Curves, HSPA+ PlayBook  —  We've been gathering info on what exactly Research In Motion is planning to release over the next year and even into early 2013, and we now have a solid picture to share with you.
Jason Fried / Inc.com:
When It's Time to Start Over  —  Sometimes, the best way to improve something is to begin again from scratch.  Even if it's your top-selling product.  —  In 2004, 37signals, the software company I co-founded, released a Web-based project-management and collaboration tool called Basecamp.
Ray Walters / ExtremeTech:
The Pirate Bay declares 3D printed “physibles” as the next frontier of piracy  —  While the subject of online piracy is certainly nothing new, the recent protests against SOPA and the federal raid on Megaupload have thrust the issue into mainstream media.  More than ever, people are discussing …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Dutch appeals court says Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't infringe Apple's design right  —  Apple's enforcement of design-related rights against Samsung's Galaxy Tab range of tablet computers has suffered yet another setback, with the Gerechthof 's-Gravenhage (an appeals court in The Hague, Netherlands) …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Steve Jobs looked to reinvent Apple's iPhone photography with instant capture system, advanced light-field sensors  —  “He had three things that he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks and photography,” said biographer Walter Isaacson in an interview following the release of his biography on Steve Jobs.
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
With powerful new apps, Producteev is the task management service of your dreams  —  If you're like me, you've tried and abandoned countless task management services.  It's easy to make a half-hearted promise with yourself to organize your tasks, it's tougher to find a service that's flexible …
Boonsri Dickinson / Business Insider:
Famous iPhone Hacker George Hotz Has Left Facebook  —  After hacking into Sony's Playstation 3, George Hotz was hired by Facebook last June.  —  That gig didn't last long.  He no longer works there.  —  So what is he doing in his free time?  —  Hacking.
Discussion: ZDNet and Redmond Pie
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Mozilla releases Rust 0.1, the language that will eventually usurp Firefox's C++  —  After more than five years in the pipeline, Mozilla Labs and the Rust community have released the first alpha — version 0.1 — of the Rust programming language compiler.  The Rust language emphasizes concurrency …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Highlight, a Social Network for the Real World  —  For all that Facebook does to help you organize your online relationships, it doesn't do much to help you interact with folks in the physical world.  Every time you enter a restaurant, conference, or hotel lobby, you're surrounded by strangers …
Mike Orcutt / Technology Review:
Twitter Bots Create Surprising New Social Connections  —  Researchers show how simple programs posing as real people can shape interactions on Twitter.  —  You might have encountered a “Twitter bot” before: an automated program that perhaps retweeted something you wrote because it had particular keywords.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to replace Mix with a new developer conference  —  Summary: Microsoft is doing away with its annual Mix designer/developer event.  This year, instead, the company is planning a developer conference likely to focus on Windows 8.  —  The rumors were true: Microsoft is doing away …
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Facebook added $15.3B and 230k jobs to European economy in 2011  —  Facebook added $15.3 billion in value to the European economy in the past year, COO Sheryl Sandberg said at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich Tuesday.  —  Sandberg, in her closing keynote on how social media …
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Vimeo redesign offers cleaner interface, bigger videos, Tumblr-like feed for browsing  —  Search is great when it comes to video, but how should a video service best show videos to users that they don't necessarily know they want to see?  YouTube's recent redesign opted for a visually busy route …
Andrew Kippen / Boxee Blog:
Boxee Live TV now available for $49 - let the cord cutting begin!  —  Boxee 1.5 rolls out to Boxee Boxes today and Boxee Live TV tuners have begun shipping!  Order one now for your Boxee Box!  With the addition of Live TV, the Boxee Box holds the distinction of being the only mainstream set top box …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Droid RAZR Maxx hits Verizon on January 26th for $299 on contract  —  While good handsets do tend to come in small packages, longer lasting ones are undoubtedly a bit fatter.  And so, dear chubby phone chasing fans, Verizon's girthy revamp on its branding mash-up — the Droid Razr Maxx — is set for an official bow.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Supporting sensors in Windows 8 … The first thing we explored about sensors was how Windows 8 should use them at the system level, to adapt the PC to the environment while preserving battery life.  —  Adaptive brightness  —  The first system feature was automatic display brightness control, or what we call “adaptive brightness.”
BBC:
Star Wars crowdsourced film reaches million YouTube views  —  A feline cast member delivers a creditable performance in Star Wars Uncut  —  A “directors cut” of a fan-made version of Star Wars has passed one million views on YouTube.  —  The film, uploaded on 18 January …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:55 PM ET, January 24, 2012.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
The making of Xbox One X  —  Inside the creation of Microsoft's most compact and powerful console yet.
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:
Ready to digitally sign your HR documents?  Introducing the new Zoho People-Zoho Sign integration  —  We at Zoho People constantly strive to make your HR team's work as efficient as possible.
Worldpay:
Get connected with us  —  We're co-hosting a webinar on the rise of invisible payments in the connected world.  Read more 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: 
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Meredith To Acquire Allrecipes.com From Reader's Digest For $175 Million
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Audiobooks.com launches unlimited book streaming service for $24.95 a month
Amar Toor / Engadget:
Orange offers free Wikipedia access to mobile users in Africa and the Middle East
Discussion: AllThingsD, Guardian and Mashable!
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Social TV Startup Bluefin Labs Lands $12 Million Investment
Richard Allan / Facebook:
Measuring Facebook's economic impact in Europe
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
iBooks Author EULA restrictions invite antitrust concerns
 Earlier Items: 
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Verizon rides iPhone 4S, LTE in Q4 at expense of profit margins
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
A5 jailbreak 'Absinthe installed almost 1M times over the last 3 days
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google's Autonomous Vehicles Draw Skepticism at Legal Symposium
Discussion: CNET, Digital Trends and Gizmodo
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
Why the Jones Supreme Court Ruling on GPS Tracking Is Worse Than It Sounds
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Kathleen De Vere / Inside Mobile Apps:
Exclusive: Microsoft to discontinue its virtual currency system Microsoft Points