Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:15 PM ET, February 13, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft splits Zune team in two  —  Microsoft has quietly reorganized its Zune team, splitting up the hardware and software teams, CNET News has learned.  —  The software and services portion of the Zune team—the bulk of its staff—will be added to the portfolio of Enrique Rodriguez …
Fred / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Apple Says iPhone Jailbreaking is Illegal  —  Jailbreaking an iPhone constitutes copyright infringement and a DMCA violation, says Apple in comments filed with the Copyright Office as part of the 2009 DMCA triennial rulemaking.  This marks the first formal public statement by Apple about its legal stance on iPhone jailbreaking.
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
First Google Chrome on Mac screenshot appears  —  Mac users who have been waiting patiently for the arrival of Google Chrome, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.  A member of the development team has posted a screenshot of the browser in the Chrome Group.
RELATED:
Pinkerton / Sucking less, on a budget:
It's Alive!  —  Over the last couple of months, the group working on Mac Chrome (myself included) has shifted gears from layout tests and WebKit compatibility to getting the application user interface up and limping.  That also means getting the separate WebCore renderer processes to communicate over IPC to the browser.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Search giants join to tidy up Web addresses  —  The average person likely won't even notice, but Webmasters can rejoice that Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft have banded together to support an unofficial standard for steering search engines in the right direction.
RELATED:
Eric Bogs / Docs Blog:
Add, edit, sort, and filter: Improved mobile access to spreadsheets  —  Over a year ago, we enabled view-only access to docs from mobile devices.  This has come in handy for me because I use Google Docs spreadsheets to keep track of a lot of nerdy and not-so-nerdy things in my life.
RELATED:
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Edit Google Docs Spreadsheets on your iPhone  —  Running a mobile handset with a Webkit-based browser?  If so, Google has added some functionality to the Google Docs mobile view just for you.  —  Up until now, the interface has really only be a handy way to view your files on the go.
Android Developers Blog:
Android Market update: support for priced applications  —  I'm pleased to announce that Android Market is now accepting priced applications from US and UK developers.  Developers from these countries can go to the publisher website at http://market.android.com/publish to upload their application …
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
The Anatomy of a Tweet: Twitter Gets a Style Guide  —  They're no Strunk and White, but Dom Sagolla and Adam Johnson are aiming to do for Twitter what “The Elements of Style” did for good writing on paper: outline elementary rules of usage, composition and grammar.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Department of Déjà Vu: Last Microsoft Retail Store Foray Was a Bust  —  Displaying BoomTown's advanced age and elephantine cache of meaningless tech memories, after news yesterday that the software giant was plunging into the retail market, I was surprised to find little mention …
Discussion: Download Squad, DailyTech, TUAW and TechSpot
RELATED:
Apple MobileMe News:
Sharing Large Files with iDisk  —  We're pleased to announce that you can now use your MobileMe iDisk to share files with others simply and easily.  Instead of attaching a large document to an email and hoping it's not too big to be received, you can place the file in your iDisk and use the new Share File command in the iDisk web app.
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Opportunity Knocks  —  Twitter is growing at a phenomenal rate.  Active users have increased 900% in a year and even though our web traffic is amazing, we see twice that traffic to the APIs.  Interacting with Twitter over SMS is also getting more popular every day.
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Coder's Half-Million-Dollar Baby Proves iPhone Gold Rush Is Still On  —  Apple's iPhone application store is as crowded as a Beyonce concert, with more than 20,000 apps available.  But one independent developer still managed to rake in $600,000 in a single month with a single iPhone game.
Discussion: Pulse2
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Microsoft sued over charge to downgrade Vista to XP  —  With one major case challenging Microsoft's Windows marketing practices nearing a make-or-break juncture, another one was filed.  A woman sued Microsoft in federal court in Seattle this week claiming that the company abused its monopoly power …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
700 comments tell the FTC “No DRM!”  —  The Federal Trade Commission's DRM conference coming up in March has already attracted 700 user comments... nearly all of them negative.  Gamers currently appear to be the single most vocal group on the topic.  —  The Federal Trade Commission wants …
RELATED:
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
Terabit Ethernet becomes a photonic possibility  —  Researchers may have found a way to break the terabit-per-second barrier by using a photonic chip made with an unusual material to pull vast amounts of data from a single fiber strand.  —  Researchers from Australia, Denmark …
Discussion: Slashdot
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
The micropayments argument: do we want to turn the web into Zimbabwe?  —  Every so often between 1995 and 2003 or so I would meet Jakob Nielsen, the web usability expert whose Nielsen/Norman Group will tell you all sorts of things you hadn't thought about over usability.
Discussion: broadstuff
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Mozilla Bespin tries taking coding to the cloud  —  Mozilla Labs on Thursday unveiled a new open-source project called Bespin, a Web-based programming environment its developers hope will combine the speed and power of desktop-based development with the collaborative benefits of cloud computing.
RELATED:
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Xoopit for Firefox Integrates Facebook Status Updates with Gmail  —  It was just a few days ago that Facebook launched new status update APIs.  Today, Xoopit is launching an update to its Xoopit for Gmail Firefox add-on that lets users set their status update and view friends' status updates from within Gmail through Facebook Connect.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
IBM, Amazon foreshadow a bevy of connecting clouds; Is Microsoft surrounded?  —  If there were any lingering doubts about whether Amazon Web Services were enterprise ready they dissolved this week once IBM became a partner.  And now that Amazon and IBM have teamed up a picture of multiple computing clouds is emerging.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Pirate Bay trial starts Monday; pirate bus en route  —  The Pirate Bay goes on trial in Sweden this upcoming Monday, and the site's backers are ready to unleash a media juggernaut of bloggers, Twitterers, and press with the help of a city bus and a live audio stream of the entire trial.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Broadband Stimulus Package Nears Finish Line  —  The House and Senate held a pre-Valentine's Day love fest last night and produced a compromise stimulus package; the two houses must now approve the conference bill, after which it would be sent to the president.
Discussion: DSLreports and dailywireless.org
Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
Webware Radar: Shazam hits 35 million users  —  Shazam, a mobile music discovery service for the iPhone, T-Mobile G1, and other devices, announced Friday that it has added 20 million users since September and now has 35 million users worldwide.  —  Shazam's success is due in part to its availability.
Discussion: Pulse2
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's AngelConf Teaches Would-Be Investors How To Get Started  —  It's no secret that Silicon Valley is teeming with wealthy tech veterans, many of whom are eager to try their hand at angel funding a few new startups.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of them are put off by the logistics …
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Windows 7 Out Before Christmas?  —  With Windows 7 Beta getting positive reviews, more rumors are emerging that Microsoft's new operating system will be available before Christmas.  But Microsoft is still refusing to admit that Windows 7 will be ready by the end of this year and insists on the January 2010 release date.
Tony Bain / ReadWriteWeb:
Is the Relational Database Doomed?  —  Recently, a lot of new non-relational databases have cropped up both inside and outside the cloud.  One key message this sends is, “if you want vast, on-demand scalability, you need a non-relational database”.  —  If that is true, then is this a sign …
Discussion: The Healthcare IT Guy
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 2:15 PM ET, February 13, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
5 Emerging Trends in Healthcare: A Digital Transformation Report  —  For healthcare organizations, the imperative to do more with less is increasingly at odds with the need to keep patient satisfaction front …
TWiT.tv:
Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech  —  Tech expert Leo Laporte and top pundits cover the latest tech news, innovations, gear, and pitfalls.  Subscribe to This Week in Tech on your favorite podcatcher.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
Zoho:
Smart email marketing: How to send targeted and interactive emails in today's digital world (Part 2)  —  Sending the perfect email campaign isn't just a dream—it can even become a habit when you start adopting the right measures.
Intel:
The Future of Gaming is About More Than Just Processors  —  When it comes to making the PC the best place to play, you have to give developers the tools they need, provide real world performance and anticipate what's next.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Boston Globe:
Jobs's leave not slowing development at Apple
John Callaham / Big Download Blog:
Interview: PC Gaming Alliance's president gives us an update
Discussion: Crave, Kotaku, VG247 and Blue's News
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Kenya, Turkey, Japan lead mobile money trend
Tnkgrl / tnkgrl Mobile:
Sony VAIO P - HSDPA mod
Dave Linthicum / Real World SOA:
SOA mistakes are being repeated in the clouds
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Cassidy / Mercury News:
A little recognition for an unheralded pioneer in a Mac-happy Silicon Valley
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Tests PGP Signature Verification
Discussion: splutterance, Thanks:atul
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Worst Response To A Reasonable Response To A DMCA Takedown I've Seen
Scott Gilbertson / Epicenter:
Worried New Features Will Mean Firefox Bloat? Relax
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Contract work fuels rise in tech job postings