Techmeme
April 24, 2014, 5:40 AM
 

April 24, 2014

5:10 AM  •
Erin Griffith / Fortune:  Everything is ‘early days’ in Facebook's first-quarter earnings call
4:15 AM  •
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:  Codecademy Moves To Be A One-Stop-Shop For Programming Education
1:55 AM  •
Bloomberg:  Xiaomi to Enter 10 New Countries for Smartphone Sales
1:30 AM  •
AppleInsider:  Apple announces 20M Apple TVs sold since debut
12:35 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft delivers Remote Desktop app preview for Windows Phone 8.1

April 23, 2014

11:50 PM  •
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:  European Tech Blog Tech.eu Raises €150K, Backers Include Dave McClure's 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi
11:15 PM  •
Cromwell Schubarth / bizjournals:  Sentinel Labs, purveyor of security to Box and Yahoo, raises $12 million
10:50 PM  •
Sean Hollister / The Verge:  FCC chairman says reports of net neutrality's death are ‘flat out wrong’
10:30 PM  •
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:  CEO of digital ad platform RadiumOne avoids felony domestic abuse charges after video evidence thrown out
10:15 PM  •
Reuters:  U.S. judge denies Apple's move to hold off e-book antitrust trial
10:05 PM  •
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:  FCC Said to Consider Letting ISPs Negotiate With Web Companies
9:45 PM  •
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:  Amazon's Prime Pantry service lets you ship 45 pounds of groceries for a $6 fee
9:00 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Akamai: Global average Internet speed grew 27% year-over-year to 3.8 Mbps, mobile traffic jumped by 70%
8:15 PM  •
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:  Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time
7:40 PM  •
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:  FCC proposes sharing 150MHz of federal spectrum with wireless broadband
7:35 PM  •
Mike Isaac / Re/code:  Zuckerberg: More Than 200 Million People Use Facebook Messenger
7:15 PM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  Conversnitch lamp listens to nearby conversations and posts transcribed audio to Twitter
7:10 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Net neutrality dead for good? FCC may endorse pay-for-play deals
7:00 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Acquired 24 Companies Over Last 18 Months, 'We're On The Prowl' for More
6:55 PM  •
Associated Press:  Brazil enacts Internet ‘Bill of Rights’
6:35 PM  •
Steve Kaskovich / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  GameStop investing $140M this year to expand its Spring Mobile and Simply Mac retail chains
6:30 PM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Facebook makes $5.18/user annually in ad revenue in US and Canada, up more than 80% in a year
6:10 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  iTunes by the Numbers: 800M Accounts, $5.2B in Billings, 70B App Downloads
6:05 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Amazon to pay HBO more than $300M over three years in streaming deal
5:35 PM  •
Kristin Paget:  Apple patched critical WebKit vulnerabilities on OS X three weeks before iOS, exposing users
5:30 PM  •
Matthew Lynley / BuzzFeed:  Mark Pincus mostly checked out of Zynga after leaving CEO role, turned attention to investing
5:22 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to Join Apple Next Week
5:07 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Tim Cook on iPad Sales, Cash Plans and Why Apple Believes it is Undervalued (Live Coverage)
5:07 PM  •
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:  Recap: Facebook's First-Quarter Earnings and Call
4:45 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  Apple Announces 7 For 1 Stock Split, Boosts Its Dividend 8%, Adds $30B To Its Buyback Program
4:41 PM  •
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:  Apple Beats In Q2 2014 With $45.6B Revenue, $10.2B Profit And $11.62 EPS
4:40 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  Apple reports $45.6 billion revenue for Q2 2014: 43.7m iPhones, 16.3m iPads, 4.1m Macs, 2.7m iPods
4:35 PM  •
Apple:  Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
4:20 PM  •
Eric Johnson / Re/code:  Zynga Touts New Leadership and Mobile Growth
4:15 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook Beats In Q1 With $2.5B In Revenue, 59% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.28B Users
4:11 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Mark Pincus Steps Down From All Operational Roles at Zynga: “Ultimately a Ship Is Better With One Captain”
4:10 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Facebook CFO Ebersman to Depart Social Networking Giant — Will Likely Focus on Health Care Space
4:07 PM  •
Facebook:  Facebook Reports First Quarter 2014 Results …
4:05 PM  •
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:  FCC to propose net neutrality rules on Thursday that would let broadband providers give some traffic preferential treatment
3:55 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Etsy Paid Less Than $10 Million for Online Gadget Marketplace Grand St. (Updated)
3:50 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Instagram Diverges From Vine By Personalizing Explore Tab
3:15 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:  Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 WiFi models arrive May 1 in US, preorders tomorrow, LTE this summer
2:50 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Google is testing a feature that lets Chrome users save, share and organize their favorite Web content
2:30 PM  •
Erin Griffith / Fortune:  Etsy buys Grand St.
2:15 PM  •
Dara Kerr / CNET:  Microsoft unleashes ‘Bing in the Classroom’ ad-free search
1:55 PM  •
Daniel P. / PhoneArena:  Alleged Galaxy K cameraphone pictures appear, with the 10x zoom lens all the way out
1:40 PM  •
Amy Schatz / Re/code:  FCC to Release Draft Net Neutrality Rules in May
1:25 PM  •
Steve Lohr / New York Times:  IBM Opens Chip Architecture, in Strategy of Sharing and Self-Interest
1:10 PM  •
Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:  Study: Samsung's Apps Are Ubiquitous but Unloved
12:55 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Windows 8 Start Menu set to return in August
12:40 PM  •
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:  Christopher Mims Named New WSJ Tech Columnist
12:30 PM  •
Christopher Mims / Quartz:  Apple expected to post flat year over year revenue as iPhone and iPad sales plateau
12:15 PM  •
Diane Bartz / Reuters:  Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus
12:00 PM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  AOL Launches Free Streaming Movies in Pact with Miramax
11:40 AM  •
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:  Google Maps ‘Time Machine’ Lets You Stroll the Streets of the Past
11:20 AM  •
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:  iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV
10:55 AM  •
Anthony Boadle / Reuters:  Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights
10:30 AM  •
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:  Xiaomi simplifies its Web domain to Mi.com to appeal to an international audience
10:20 AM  •
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:  Stipple Shuts Down; VC Backers Included Floodgate, Kleiner Perkins
10:05 AM  •
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:  NIST Finally Removes NSA-Compromised Crypto Algorithm From Random Number Generator Recommendations
9:50 AM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  New CrunchBase has card-based redesign, social logins for faster edits without approvals
9:25 AM  •
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:  Amazon adds HBO shows to Prime Instant Video; HBO Go coming to Fire TV at some point
9:15 AM  •
Kevin Gray / Reuters:  Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 percent to 6 billion
8:25 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  VMware delivers strong Q1
7:30 AM  •
Juhana Rossi / Wall Street Journal:  Lifeline Ventures, early Finnish backers of Supercell, launch $21M Nordic startup fund
6:35 AM  •
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:  Glass marketing head addresses criticism from Scoble, others: backlash is a sign of disruption
5:40 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Delivery Hero Gobbles Another $85M To Fuel A Price War With Just-Eat
4:55 AM  •
Richard Lai / Engadget:  Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer
2:00 AM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  WSJ Poised to Hire Quartz's Mims as Tech Columnist, After Manjoo Departure to Times
1:55 AM  •
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:  PSA: Sprint Is Planning To Make All Its Devices From February 11, 2015 Onward Domestically Unlockable
1:20 AM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  David Einhorn warns of “second tech bubble in 15 years”, shorts undisclosed tech stocks
12:45 AM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation
12:05 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft ready to test new Office ‘Mix’ interactive presentation application

April 22, 2014

11:20 PM  •
Iain Thomson / The Register:  AOL Mail locks down email servers to deal with spam tsunami
10:35 PM  •
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:  YouTube channel comes to Roku models launched after July 2011 for US, UK, Canada, Ireland
10:30 PM  •
Adam Liptak / New York Times:  Justices Skeptical of Aereo's Business
9:50 PM  •
Eric T. Schneiderman / New York Times:  New York Attorney General: Airbnb and Uber should cooperate with regulators, like Yelp
9:15 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  OpenSSL code beyond repair, claims creator of “LibreSSL” fork
8:40 PM  •
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends:  Exclusive: Leaked LG G3 screens show fresh UI, confirm ‘concierge’ service, and more
8:05 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million
7:55 PM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  At trial, Samsung accuses Apple of infringing two patents with iOS FaceTime and Photos apps
7:20 PM  •
Kyle Russell / Business Insider:  Artemis partners with Dish Network to trial its pCell wireless tech in SF later this year
6:45 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Dish plans late-summer debut for internet TV package at $20-$30/month aimed at 18-34 age group
6:40 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  iPhones and Macs get fix for extremely critical “triple handshake” crypto bug
6:35 PM  •
Jason Snell / Macworld:  Apple releases Heartbleed fix for AirPort Base Stations
5:50 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Google Agreed to Pay Some of Samsung's Costs, Assume Some Liability in Latest Apple Case
5:05 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  AT&T's Q1: Business revenue down but still saved by cloud, other IP services
4:25 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program
4:05 PM  •
Billy Steele / Engadget:  Withings Pulse O2 monitors blood oxygen levels for climbers, asthmatics
3:40 PM  •
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:  YC Ends YCVC In Favor Of Raising From LPs, Will Now Invest $120K For 7% Equity
3:30 PM  •
Re/code:  The Supreme Court Loves the Cloud. It's Not Sure About Aereo.
3:05 PM  •
David Bellona / The Twitter Blog:  Twitter makes new web profiles available to all users
3:00 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Durov, Out For Good From VK.com, Plans A Mobile Social Network Outside Russia
2:35 PM  •
Dan DeSilva / 9to5Mac:  Apple Stores launch in-store iPad trade-in program on Earth Day
2:20 PM  •
Matthew Moskovciak / CNET:  Fan TV nabs Time Warner Cable support, coming in Q2 for $99
2:15 PM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  As WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, CEO Jan Koum Preaches Focus
2:00 PM  •
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:  Nest Thermostat now available from Google Play
1:40 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Twitter Says Native Ads Will Be Available To All MoPub Publishers Tomorrow
1:20 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Exclusive: YouTube Product Head Shishir Mehrotra Likely to Depart — Moving to Advisory Role
1:10 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Weebly raises $35M from Tencent and Sequoia Capital at a valuation of $455M
12:50 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Active malware campaign steals Apple passwords from jailbroken iPhones
12:35 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft's new, new Windows cadence: Once a year is not enough
12:20 PM  •
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:  Apple is like a movie studio: blockbuster franchise products followed by sequels
12:05 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Google To Offer Targeted Mobile App Install Ads In Search And YouTube; Expands App Deep Linking To AdWords
11:55 AM  •
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:  AT&T creates $500M joint venture for a Netflix-style TV service
11:40 AM  •
Cassandra Khaw / The Verge:  LG's G Watch is always-on and water resistant
11:15 AM  •
Zach Epstein / BGR:  Amazon's phone requires tilt gestures to navigate apps and menus, can capture notes with OCR
10:50 AM  •
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger:  Adobe Social Index: Facebook Leads Other Platforms In Referred Revenue
10:25 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  Verizon's data breach report: Point-of-sale, Web app attacks take center stage
9:50 AM  •
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:  Cisco, Netgear router patch for backdoor vulnerability merely hides it, does not fix it
9:15 AM  •
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:  Aol Mail Hacked With Spoofed Accounts Sending Spam
8:20 AM  •
David Pierce / The Verge:  Lytro's new Illum light-field camera targets professional photographers, costs $1599
7:45 AM  •
Kif Leswing / Gigaom:  Why can Nike dump the Fuelband? With friends like Apple, it doesn't need its own hardware
7:00 AM  •
BBC:  Reddit removes r/Technology from high-exposure “default subreddits” list after censorship row
6:05 AM  •
John Ribeiro / PC World:  Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Internet governance conference
5:10 AM  •
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:  Discovery Is Selling HowStuffWorks.com for $45 Million, About 20% What it Paid for the Site in 2007
4:25 AM  •
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:  Danny Boyle in Talks to Direct Steve Jobs Movie, Leonardo DiCaprio Eyed to Star (Exclusive)
1:55 AM  •
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:  Police used aircraft over Compton, CA in 2012 to capture hi-res zoomable surveillance video
12:55 AM  •
Dan Levy / Bloomberg:  LinkedIn to fully lease 26-floor tower in San Francisco with about 450K sq. ft. office space
12:20 AM  •
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:  Study: households spent 10% less at Amazon in states where online sales tax introduced

April 21, 2014

11:30 PM  •
Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed:  CEO Of “Russian Facebook” Says He Was Fired And That The Social Network Is Now In The Hands Of Putin Allies
10:35 PM  •
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:  Local police struggle with online crime as federal agencies take on only the largest cases
10:30 PM  •
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:  Julie Ann Horvath and Theresa Preston-Werner respond as GitHub announces founder's resignation
9:35 PM  •
John McDuling / Quartz:  Why the music industry is trying—and failing—to crush Pandora
9:00 PM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  Google finally combines text and chat conversations in Hangouts
8:25 PM  •
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:  Judge invalidates two Intellectual Ventures patents, ending lawsuit against Capital One before jury trial
7:50 PM  •
AppleInsider:  Intel's next-gen Thunderbolt rumored to hit 40Gbps transfer speeds with new connector
7:45 PM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  Comcast: Netflix's Opposition to Time Warner Cable Deal Is About Shifting Costs to All Broadband Users
7:25 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Google Glass update to add SMS for iPhone support and Calendar Glassware app later this week
7:00 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Airbnb Scrubs Thousands Of Listings From ‘Bad Actor’ Hosts Ahead Of NY Subpoena Hearing
6:55 PM  •
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:  Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet available May 4th for $500
6:25 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  AT&T copies Google, names 100 cities where it could offer gigabit fiber
5:50 PM  •
Shara Tibken / CNET:  Samsung expert: Apple should get only $38.4M for infringement, not $2.2B
5:30 PM  •
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:  Netflix opposes Comcast-TWC merger over ‘anticompetitive’ concerns
5:20 PM  •
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:  Yahoo Testing A Google Knowledge Graph Lookalike In Search Results
4:55 PM  •
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:  U.S. judge dismisses case against Twitter alleging pre-IPO fraud
4:35 PM  •
Tom Preston-Werner:  Tom Preston-Werner moving on to an immersive computing startup, warns of action against “further false claims”
4:20 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Netflix Beats Expectations With 4M New Subscribers, Earnings Of 86 Cents Per Share
4:15 PM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Netflix to raise prices for new members $1-2 this quarter, existing members will stay at current pricing “for a generous time period”
4:10 PM  •
Chris Wanstrath / GitHub:  GitHub founder Tom Preston-Werner resigns after investigation finds errors of judgment but no gender-based harassment
3:50 PM  •
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:  Gates-backed inBloom winding down after non-profit faces concerns over privacy
3:15 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Apple Interviewing Job Candidates for Mobile Payments Push
2:40 PM  •
New York Times:  US provided $2.8M for mesh network in Tunisia for dissidents to communicate securely without governmental spying
2:20 PM  •
Billboard:  Beats Music raising another $60-100M; sources estimate subscriber count is “low six figures”
2:05 PM  •
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:  Fred Wilson Leads $23M Funding In CrowdRise, A ‘Charity Water’ For Everyone
1:50 PM  •
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:  Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact
1:25 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  AdRoll Raises $70M Led By Foundation As Ad Tech And Retargeting Hit The Big Time
1:00 PM  •
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:  Google is researching ways to make encryption easier to use in Gmail
12:25 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Microsoft and Motorola Solutions sign patent licensing agreement covering Android and Chrome OS
12:15 PM  •
Mat Smith / Engadget:  Samsung opens its own Innovation Museum, we take an early tour
11:30 AM  •
David Streitfeld / New York Times:  Settlement imminent in anti-poaching class action lawsuit against tech companies
10:55 AM  •
Steven Levy / Wired:  Apple Aims to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint With New Data Centers
10:45 AM  •
David Carr / New York Times:  Aereo Case Will Shape TV's Future
10:20 AM  •
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:  Microsoft to complete acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business on Friday
7:20 AM  •
Erin Griffith / Fortune:  Birchbox raises $60M in Series B round, values beauty e-commerce company at $485M
5:55 AM  •
Michael Sokolove / New York Times:  David Cohen: the Comcast EVP in charge of avoiding antitrust questions raised by TWC merger
4:50 AM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Apple and Google offer promotional boost to games in exchange for exclusivity
1:55 AM  •
Chris Stokel-Walker / The Verge:  How Ukraine's Readdle built a business on unglamorous apps like Scanner Pro and PDF Expert
12:50 AM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Square discussed possible sale to Google, Apple, and PayPal, recorded loss of $100M in 2013

April 20, 2014

7:35 PM  •
Mike Isaac / Re/code:  Facebook Launching Mobile Ad Network At F8 Conference
6:55 PM  •
David Auerbach / n+1:  Former MSN Messenger Service developer recounts battle to reverse engineer AIM's chat protocol
1:25 PM  •
Christina Tynan-Wood / ITworld:  Detroit's tech job growth nearly double the national average, fueled by car industry hires
7:40 AM  •
Richard Lawler / Engadget:  Samsung data center fire causes outage, errors on smart TVs and phones (update: fixed)

April 19, 2014

5:10 PM  •
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:  Facebook's dedicated unfollow button triples unfollows as users tire of original friend model
3:30 PM  •
Danny Bradbury / CoinDesk:  Bitcoin Core Developers Weigh in on Side Chain Proposal
5:40 AM  •
Rod Boshart / Quad City Times:  Microsoft brings $1.13 billion data center to Iowa

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device  —  On Monday at the 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft is showing the latest technology innovations for the broadcast media industry.
Atlassian:
5 Steps to launching a thriving Q&A Community  —  Imagine having a self-governing community of engaged employees answering each others' questions, solving problems, and sharing new ideas!
Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …