Techmeme
October 9, 2013, 4:50 PM

Top News

Nick Bilton / New York Times:
“Hatching Twitter” excerpts depict a detached Jack Dorsey who later attempted to recast Twitter's history  —  All Is Fair in Love and Twitter  —  Right in the center of South Park, a large, grassy oval near San Francisco's financial district, there is a rinky-dink playground with slides …
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows Phone 8.1: 7-10 inch screens, no hardware back button, 77% API unity with Windows RT  —  Windows Phone 8.1 Rumors Emerge  —  Yes, we'll get a third Windows Phone 8 update first.  Still....  While Windows Phone 8 GDR3 is right around the corner—and, yes, I'll be writing …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Facebook prepares major updates to iPhone apps as top engineer returns to Apple  —  Screenshots of upcoming Facebook Graph Search for iPhone update  —  Facebook is preparing a pair of major updates for its most popular iPhone applications, according to a source familiar with the apps.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter Gets Its Strongest TV Tie-Up So Far, With an Ambitious Comcast Deal  —  Twitter has been trying to buddy up with the TV industry for the past few years.  Now it has its biggest payoff yet: A far-reaching deal with Comcast that aims to turn the social network into a TV-watching service.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Twitter and Comcast's new ‘See it’ button lets you watch and record TV shows directly from a tweet  —  Comcast announced a groundbreaking partnership with NBCUniversal and Twitter today, which will allow users to tune into live streaming from their set-top box, smartphone or tablet just by tapping …
Tweets: @dannysullivan
Rohan Relan / TouchMarks:
iPad Mini and iPad 4 top TouchMarks' touchscreen test ranking for most responsive tablets  —  TouchMarks II: Touchscreen Latencies in Flagship Tablets  —  In our last TouchMarks report, we looked at the touchscreen latencies of the flagship smartphones from different manufacturers.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Here's What a Pinterest Ad Looks Like  —  Pinterest today started its preannounced test of “promoted pins,” a.k.a. the first-ever revenue-generating product for the company valued at $2.5 billion.  —  Well, not so fast on the revenue front.  Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said in September …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How the Bible and YouTube are fueling the next frontier of password cracking  —  Early last year, password security researcher Kevin Young was hitting a brick wall.  Over the previous few weeks, he made steady progress decoding cryptographically protected password data leaked from the then-recent hack of intelligence firm Stratfor.
More: I4U News, Gizmodo, The Verge and PSFKTweets: @opensignal
Caitlin Dewey / The Switch:
Disney invents touchscreen that lets you feel textures  —  The company that brought you the first animated feature film and the multiplane camera may be at work on its most game-changing invention yet: Flat touchscreens that let you feel the shape and texture of pictured objects, almost like they were actually there.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 5s and 5c rolling out to more than 25 new countries on Oct. 25, a dozen more Nov. 1  —  Following the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the United States on September 20th, Apple has announced that it will begin phase 2 and phase 3 of the new devices rollout in the coming weeks.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung announces the Galaxy Round, a smartphone with a curved OLED display  —  Samsung has taken the wrapper off its rumored smartphone with a curved OLED display.  The Galaxy Round, which will launch on SK Telecom in South Korea, has a 5.7-inch 1080p screen the same size as seen …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
UK Police Orders Registrars to Suspend Domains of Major Torrent Sites  —  Earlier this year UK police began working with rightsholders on a campaign to shut down file-sharing sites.  Many site operators received warnings that their activities were breaching copyright law as well as the UK's Serious Crime Act.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Twitter's female “problem”: This is why mobs don't appoint public company boards  —  I can't believe this debate about whether Twitter is an awful company simply because everyone on its board has a Y-chromosome is still going on.  —  Memo to the press: It's no longer August.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Financial services industry banks on the Microsoft Cloud  —  Examples of scenarios and solutions companies are implementing to drive their digital transformation.
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:
Zoho Assist teams up with Spiceworks to provide a free remote support tool for IT Pros!  —  Zoho Assist, a remote support and remote access offering from Zoho, has joined hands with Spiceworks, the world's largest community of IT pros.
Worldpay:
Join us on Nov 8th in Burlingame, CA  —  We're leading a panel on the future of web payments with guests Alipay, Samsung Pay and Amex.  Register here.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 4:50 PM ET, October 9, 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.

More News

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:

Earlier Picks