Techmeme
February 8, 2013, 11:05 PM

Top News

Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Evasi0n Is The Most Popular Jailbreak Ever: Nearly Seven Million iOS Devices Hacked In Four Days  —  Over the last half a week, Apple has been hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history.  And the perpetrators were the company's own users.  —  Nearly seven million iPhone …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google's Schmidt to sell roughly 42 percent of stake  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is selling roughly 42 percent of his stake in the Internet search company over the coming year, Google announced on Friday.  —  Schmidt will sell 3.2 million shares of Class …
Omar Shahine / The Windows Blog:
A billion Office documents on SkyDrive, now with easier collaboration … For those of you who have tried the new Office, you'll know we made it easy to quickly save your documents to SkyDrive and get a link to share with others—earlier today we made it even easier for people to share …
Daniel Trotta / Reuters:
U.S. Secret Service investigates Bush email hacking  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is investigating whether former President George H.W. Bush's email was hacked along with other family members and friends, the agency said on Friday.  —  That probe comes in response to reports …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Some iPhone users are seeing battery drain and overheating issues after upgrading to iOS 6.1 (Updated)  —  We have started seeing an increase in iPhone issues related to battery life and overheating.  All of them seem to be related to users upgrading their devices to iOS 6.1.
Nick Taborek / Bloomberg:
Apple IPads Neutered for U.S. Government as CACI Targets Mobile  —  CACI International Inc. has altered “thousands” of Apple Inc. iPads so they can be used securely by the U.S. government, according to Dan Allen, CACI's chief executive officer.  —  “It's a neutered iPad,” …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
After 8 Years On The Web, Project Management Platform Basecamp Finally Launches An “Official” iOS App  —  Basecamp, the project management platform developed by 37 Signals that launched in 2004, is still alive and kicking, which is something of a feat considering how many companies have come and gone in this space over the years.
More: App Advice and BetaKit
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple hires AMOLED TV Application Expert James (Jueng-Gil) Lee from LG  —  According to reports originating from OLED-A.org (via OLED-Info), Apple has hired OLED expert Dr. James (Jueng-Gil) Lee.  He was previously a senior researcher on LG Display's R&D team and worked on printed AMOLED TVs.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW  —  The Pirate Bay is one of the best known file-sharing brands and the site has a well-earned place in Internet history.  —  The BitTorrent site and its founders have been targeted by several court cases over the years …
Michael Bonfils / Search Engine Watch:
Yandex Just Passed Bing to Become 4th Largest Global Search Engine  —  Yandex surpassed Microsoft on the number of monthly search queries worldwide in November and December 2012, according to a recently released comScore qSearch report.  Microsoft sites processed 4.477 billion queries and Yandex did 4.844 billion.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Former Kleiner Perkins Partner, Erly Founder And Hulu CTO Eric Feng Joins Flipboard As CTO  —  Eric Feng, former Kleiner Perkins partner and Hulu CTO, is joining social magazine app Flipboard's executive team as CTO, running engineering and strategy.  —  Most recently, Feng was at Airtime …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Now Uses Its Own WebP Format Instead Of PNGs In The Chrome Web Store  —  Google loves everything that makes the web faster.  Given that images typically account for more than half of a web page's size, it has now been working on its own WebP image format for a few years.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Microsoft Brings World's Fastest Texting to Windows Phone 8.1  —  Gaurav Sharma appeared relaxed but focused in his purple hoodie on Jan. 16, 2014.  Less than 20 seconds later, Sharma, a 15-year-old …
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:
SVB's Halo Report shares angel investment activity for 2013  —  The 2013 Halo Report finds angel investment activity on the rise with more high-valuation deals closed in 2013 than in 2012.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:05 PM ET, February 8, 2013.

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.

From Mediagazer

Barry Diller / Wall Street Journal:
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
William E. Buzenberg / The Center for Public …:

More News

Matt Brian / The Next Web:

Earlier Picks

Daniel P / PhoneArena:
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: