Techmeme
March 6, 2012, 6:15 PM

Top News

Jamie Rosenberg / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Play: All your entertainment, anywhere you go  —  Entertainment is supposed to be fun.  But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite—moving files between your computers, endless syncing across your devices, and wires...lots of wires.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Android Market Becomes “Google Play,” Reflects Google's Multiplatform Content Aims  —  Android Market is dead.  Long live Google Play!  Today, Google announced that it is changing the name of its Android Market to Google Play, a move it hopes better reflects that the marketplace now offers more than apps …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple's next iPad will be available on March 16th, additional launch event planned  —  .  —  We've been told by an Apple Store source who has been reliable in the past that preparations are being made for a big Apple Store event which will culminate on Friday, March 16th.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Sources: Apple TV update, iPad 3 for Verizon and AT&T LTE launching tomorrow, no quad-core SoC  —  When Tim Cook takes the stage tomorrow in San Francisco, a new iPad apparently won't be the only product announced.  As we reported last week, a new Apple TV model is expected to arrive alongside the higher-resolution iPad update.
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Infamous international hacking group LulzSec brought down by own leader  —  EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization's brazen leader …
Andrew Harris / Bloomberg:
Google, Motorola Mobility Ordered to Give Apple Android Development Data  —  Google Inc. and a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) unit were ordered by the U.S. judge presiding over an Apple Inc. (AAPL) patent lawsuit to turn over information about the development of Google's Android operating system.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Countering the Google Plus Image Problem  —  Google has a bit of an image problem.  —  For people peering in, Google Plus, Google's latest attempt at social media, has been a ghost town.  Some say it is a desolate wasteland that is used only by, well, Google employees and a few Google faithful.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Patent for iWallet: The one that will rule the World  —  In May of 2010 we were surprised to see Apple's first iWallet patent officially surface.  In that year we witnessed a steady stream of Near Field Communication based patents that kick started the iWallet trend.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter co-founders' Obvious Corp. announces Branch, a ‘curated discussion platform’  —  Obvious Corporation, the new endeavor of Twitter founders Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, has today announced its second project.  It's called Branch and it's a partnership with developers Josh Miller …
More: Obvious and Branch BulletinTweets: @r
Nick Bilton / Bits:
With New Hardware, Square Begins Taxi Rollout  —  If you've ever been in a rush and in a taxi cab in New York, then you know how it feels to swipe your credit card at the end of the ride and wait for the receipt to pop out so you can sign it and hand it back to the driver.
Dan Polivy / Bing:
Announcing: Bing Maps for Metro Style Apps  —  On Wednesday, February 29, our friends over in the Windows division proudly unveiled the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release to the world.  Today, we are excited to announce a beta of the new Bing Maps SDK for Metro style apps …
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Amazon drops cloud prices worldwide (again)  —  Summary: Amazon has cut the prices of four of its core cloud Amazon Web Services for the nineteenth time in six years, putting pressure on its Microsoft cloud service competitor.  —  Amazon has announced a “significant” price decrease across …
David Kravets / Wired:
Uncle Sam: If It Ends in .Com, It's .Seizable  —  When U.S. authorities shuttered sports-wagering site Bodog.com last week, it raised eyebrows across the net because the domain name was registered with a Canadian company, ostensibly putting it beyond the reach of the U.S. government.
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Dwolla Being Sued by Bitcoiners for $2 M.  —  The Iowa payments startup—yeah, the one that just raised $5 million led by Union Square Ventures—has been hit with its first lawsuit.The proprietors of a major Bitcoin exchange have filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California alleging …
Chris Sauve / pxldot:
iOS Ebb and Flow  —  I'd like to fill in the picture I began in my recent post on Android fragmentation by examining the changes in version distribution of the other major mobile operating system: iOS.  —  Unfortunately, this was no quite as easy as it was for Android.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Checking In With the Foursquare Founder Parting: More “Tense” (Of Course)  —  This last weekend, Foursquare founder Naveen Selvadurai announced in a blog post that he was leaving the company, three years after launching the check-in service with Dennis Crowley.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Microsoft Office 15 features and improvements  —  Microsoft is currently testing a Technical Preview version of Office 15, its next-generation office productivity suite.  A small number of third-party partners, OEMs, and businesses have access to the code, but Microsoft is staying mum …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Verizon warns demand will outstrip LTE capacity ‘as early as 2013’  —  The nation's top two carriers — Verizon and AT&T — are keen to remind federal regulators of their spectrum constraints at every opportunity.  To that end, Verizon took to a joint filing to the FCC with SpectrumCo …
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel launches high-end server chip for the cloud  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp formally launched its newest high-end “Xeon” server chip on Tuesday, seeking to capitalize on an explosion of Internet traffic sparked by Web-based cloud computing, social networking and expanding use of smartphones and tablets.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Forrester: No Android Tablet Has More Than 5% Share vs iPad.  How Does Amazon's Kindle Fire Compare?  —  On the eve of what may well be the launch of a brand new iPad from Apple comes some new analysis from Forrester Research on the current competitive landscape in tablets — or lack thereof, as the case seems to be.
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Congressmen: Do Government Agencies Regularly Spy On Federal Employees' E-Mails?  —  How closely does Big Brother watch its employees?  —  Earlier this year, a group of doctors and scientists who had previously worked with the FDA sued the agency for secretly monitoring them after they blew …
More: PC World

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
The Best Thing for Your Data Center since vSphere  —  It's come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management.  Let's clear things up:
Zoho:
Get Instant HR Alerts and Live Feeds with Zoho People.  —  Jack, an executive, applies for a travel approval through his company's HR portal.  His manager misses the request amongst other important emails.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:15 PM ET, March 6, 2012.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks