Techmeme Search finds "items", i.e. blog posts, news stories and tweets, that have appeared as headlines on Techmeme.
Items listed only in the "More" areas are excluded from results.
By default, only the title and first few sentences are searched. Unchecking "Search title & summary only" extends the search to the full body text.
Quoted phrases, wildcards, and standard search operators like + (plus), - (minus), AND, OR, NOT, and parenthesis are all supported.
Narrowing searches based on url, author, date, and other attributes is also possible. For instance, the query [ Streisand sourcename:Techdirt ] restricts searches for "Streisand" to items from the blog "Techdirt".
Examples of other operators follow:
App stores, portals and discovery
— We used to browse Yahoo to discover cool websites. 15 years later we browsed apps stores in the same way. Neither scaled very well. — For those too young to remember, Yahoo started as a hierarchical tree that, theoretically, contained every single website that existed.
Defending iOS with cheap iPhones
— Over the last 12 months, Google Android devices have outsold iOS by about 3 to 1. There are now perhaps 775m-800m ‘official’ Android devices in use, versus perhaps 415m iOS devices. This is without counting sales of the Amazon Kindle Fire or the (very) …
— The problem with Amazon is not that it doesn't make a profit, but that you don't actually know what the profits are. — On the face of it, this sounds like an absurd statement - it doesn't make any profits. After all, look at this chart - massive revenue growth, zero profit.
— Apple's results yesterday were actually pretty boring. But one of the more interesting things is the way that the iPad is now starting to become just as cyclical as the iPhone. — You can see this at a high level in this chart, which shows unit sales for Apple products since the iPhone launched back in 2007.
On market share
— For the last couple of years, the standard way to look at the progress of the ‘platform war’ between Apple, Google and the now near-vanquished Nokia and RIM was ‘smartphone market share’: each platform's share of the share of the phone units sold each quarter that could be defined as ‘smart’.
Addressable markets for high-end phones
— There are all sorts of ways to estimate the addressable market for a high-end phone like the iPhone. One way is to look at price sensitivity, the propensity of lower income groups to spend on expensive entertainment products and how that might …
Galaxy versus Android at the Superbowl
— On the basis of (the not-entirely-reliable) Google Trends, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy brand is starting to overtake ‘Android’ in consumer awareness. — ‘Samsung galaxy’ itself is some way behind Android, but ‘galaxy’ alone has equaled it …
Meet Microsoft's first Artist in Residence — James George is an artist who is as at home amongst algorithms and software code as he is in galleries and behind a camera. For three months, the Idaho native relocated …
The Platform for Building Great Software — Since the formation of Pivotal as an independent company the Cloud Foundry open source ecosystem has progressed from a promising collection of early movers to the dominant pattern for enterprise PaaS.