Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:35 AM ET, July 15, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Apps For Android And Blackberry Are Here  —  Google Voice, previously called Grand Central, is rolling out the first mobile apps for the service this evening.  The main function of the apps is to make it easier to use your Google Voice phone number by automatically routing …
RELATED:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet Google, Your Phone Company  —  Can Google be your phone company?  The answer is yes.  I came to that conclusion after I met with Vincent Paquet, co-founder of GrandCentral (a company acquired by Google) and now a member of the Google Voice team.  Earlier today he stopped by our office …
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:   Google Voice Launches Mobile Apps
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Voice Goes Mobile
Discussion: Phone Arena and Phone Scoop
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
In Our Inbox: Hundreds Of Confidential Twitter Documents  —  Here's a dilemma: The guy ("Hacker Croll") who claims to have accessed hundreds of confidential corporate and personal documents of Twitter and Twitter employees, is releasing those documents publicly and sent them to us earlier today.
RELATED:
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life:
The Twitter hack and the cloud  —  A leading technology blog Techcrunch said last night that it had been forwarded hundreds of confidential corporate and personal documents belonging to Twitter and its employees.  —  The information, obtained by a hacker calling himself Hacker Croll, was first mentioned on this French blog.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Our Reaction To Your Reactions To the Twitter Confidential Documents Post
Discussion: Guardian
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Bill Gates on Google's Chrome OS  —  To Bill Gates, Google's Chrome OS looks a lot like a familiar foe: Linux.  —  “There's many, many forms of Linux operating systems out there and packaged in different ways and booted in different ways,” Gates said in an interview with CNET News this week.
RELATED:
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Gates: Natal to bring gesture recognition to Windows too  —  Microsoft doesn't just want to bring gesture recognition to the Xbox with Project Natal.  It also wants the technology in Windows, according to a very good source—Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.  —  In an interview with CNET News this week …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Bill Gates offers the world a physics lesson  —  It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy.  —  In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria, and fix the broken U.S. education system, Gates has managed to fulfill a dream …
Discussion: ITworld.com, Technology News, open and TG Daily, Thanks:atul
RELATED:
Brandon Sterne / Mozilla Security Blog:
Critical JavaScript vulnerability in Firefox 3.5  —  Issue  —  A bug discovered last week in Firefox 3.5's Just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compiler was disclosed publicly yesterday.  It is a critical vulnerability that can be used to execute malicious code.  —  Impact
David Marmaros / The Google Apps Blog:
Introducing Google Calendar Labs  —  It's hard to believe it's been more than three years since we introduced Google Calendar to the world.  (It's true, I just checked my calendar.)  In that time we've received countless ideas and suggestions, including many from my fellow Googlers …
RELATED:
Clay Shirky / Cato Unbound:
Not an Upgrade — an Upheaval  —  In his lead essay, Clay Shirky argues that the old models of journalism are broken primarily because in today's online environment, self-created publics can parse the news however they like.  The biggest failure of journalism in the online age is the failure …
Bing / Search Blog:
BingTweets Debuts  —  As part of our ongoing efforts to explore options in real-time search, we've partnered with Federated Media and Twitter to create BingTweets which fuses Bing search results and real time content from Twitter in an interesting new interface.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
YouTube pulls audio from greatest music video ever  —  This is really quite sad.  —  Citing copyright concerns, YouTube has deleted the audio from a hosted video that depicts the Internet meme “Keyboard Cat” showing up in a vintage TV after-school special and then embedded in the foreground …
Discussion: Epicenter and p2pnet
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Breaking News Online: How One 19-Year Old Is Shaking Up Online Media  —  Michael van Poppel used to be like a lot of young people, trawling the internet for interesting news about the world.  Just like many others have considered doing, he created a place where he could post the most interesting news he finds, as fast as he can.
BBC:
Windows 7 flies off virtual shelf  —  The latest version of Microsoft's flagship operating system, Windows 7, is available for pre-order in the UK.  —  Amazon said that sales of Windows 7 in the first eight hours it was available outstripped those of Windows Vista's entire 17 week pre-order period.
Canadian Press:
Most Canadians support reasonable Internet traffic management, poll suggests  —  OTTAWA — Most Canadians support the idea of Internet traffic management as long as all users are treated fairly, a new poll suggests.  —  The Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll found only about one in five …
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Behind the scenes at Twitter  —  Twitter is the hottest internet startup on the planet.  Over the last few months, the messaging service it provides has morphed from a social networking tool into an instrument of revolution.  So what's life like for the 52 employees at its San Francisco headquarters?
Discussion: Guardian and Telegraph, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Matt Brezina / Xobni Blog:
Announcing Xobni Plus - Xobni's most powerful Outlook search tool ever  —  When we ask Xobni users why they love Xobni they say a lot of really nice things, but a universal truth is that our users love Xobni search.  Here's just a sample of the comments we see on Twitter:
Discussion: TechCrunch, Bits, eWeek, Mashable! and CNET News
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Amazon sued for cracking Kindles, $5-plus million sought in class action  —  You've heard about cracking open a book, but how about cracking open a Kindle?  —  Apparently this is happening to some owners of Amazon.com's electronic book who also bought the optional, $30 protective cover …
Discussion: Fast Company
Peter Ha / MobileCrunch:
Hands-on: Samsung Highlight for T-Mobile  —  Perhaps it's the die-hard QWERTY keyboard purist in me, but I don't see how these tiny touchscreen phones are viable options these days.  Look at the size of the screen on the Samsung Highlight compared to that of the iPhone and G1.
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Steve Ballmer Shouts, ‘Microsoft Will Keep On Coming’  —  Steve Ballmer's extra-large mocha, triple-shot frap must have kicked in at just the right time.  Microsoft's chief executive put on one of his classic, chest-thumping performances on Tuesday for attendees gathered at the company's partner conference in New Orleans.
The Register:
Chrome OS: Windows killer?  —  Or will it just leave smudgy fingermarks?  —  Google's announcement last week concerning its plans to bring out a fully fledged operating system was inevitably going to put the cat amongst the twitterati.  “Let's see,” asked the pundits, “who else makes operating systems?”
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Stop worrying, Hollywood - nobody is stealing your films with mobiles  —  Why are movie studios so concerned at reviewers pirating movies when the data on the mobiles they are asked to hand over is much more sensitive - and poorly protected?  —  Let's talk about hypothetical risks.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Boing Boing
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Kindle For Every Schoolkid Proposed, We Strongly Recommend At Least 1 Calculator  —  The “New” Democratic Leadership Council in Washington has proposed that the government buy a Kindle or other “eTextbook” for each of the 56 million K-12 schoolchildren in America.  It's a nice sentiment, but as a plan, it's holey.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Not That It Matters... But Appeals Court Rejects Webcasters' Challenge Over Copyright Royalties  —  Last week, we noted that the DC Appeals court had rejected a challenge to the Copyright Royalty Board's rates set for satellite radio.  Michael Scott notes that the same court has also rejected the challenge to webcasting rates.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:35 AM ET, July 15, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Zoho:
Celebrating a decade of Zoho Campaigns!  —  “Today we're happy to announce Zoho Campaigns, the email marketing software from Zoho that features advanced CRM integration and social campaigns,” read our first ever blog on August 2012.
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find the top reporters on AI, NFTs, VR, AR, VC and much more  —  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to identify the most influential writers on 46 topics.  Download reports immediately for just $100.  No sub needed!
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: 
Staska / Unwired View:
German O2's Toshiba TG01 ships with virus preinstalled
Michael Tanji / Danger Room:
3 Reasons Why U.S. Cybersecurity Sucks
Michael V. Copeland / Fortune:
Online gambling for the Facebook generation
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
iTunes goes retro with digital 45s
Discussion: iLounge, I4U News, MacRumors and Macworld
New York Times:
A New World: Scheduling E-Books
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Profitable (!) chat service Paltalk buys back shares from investor
Discussion: MediaMemo, NewTeeVee and paidContent
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iranian consumers boycott Nokia
Discussion: Fast Company and textually.org
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launches 3 Powerful New Targeting Features for Facebook Ads
Discussion: Facebook and All Facebook
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Palm Pre Developers Unite
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Do mommy bloggers need to grow up?
Discussion: Mom Blogs at MomDot