Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:25 AM ET, July 16, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Twitter, Even More Open Than We Wanted  —  About a month ago, an administrative employee here at Twitter was targeted and her personal email account was hacked.  From the personal account, we believe the hacker was able to gain information which allowed access to this employee's Google Apps account …
RELATED:
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Another Security Tip For Twitter: Don't Use “Password” As Your Server Password  —  With all the chatter about the current security issues surrounding Twitter, its workforce and the cloud-based Google apps they use, a new security issue has popped up that makes it trivially easy for anyone to access the Twitter servers directly.
Discussion: MediaFile and Shoemoney, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Maggie Shiels / BBC:   Twitter calls lawyer over hacking
Electronista:
Apple drops to 5th in US computer sales  —  Apple has sunk a full position in the US computer market during the spring, according to early estimates by IDC.  The Mac producer is expected to have dropped from fourth place in the winter to fifth in the spring as it should have shipped 12.4 …
RELATED:
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Nokia sales and profits dip in 2nd quarter
Peter Sayer / PC World:
Declining Phone Sales Drive Down Nokia Net Income in Q2
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Apple demanded Microsoft to stop its Laptop Hunters ads  —  According to a Microsoft executive, Apple legal isn't too happy with Microsoft's Laptop Hunters ads.  —  Kevin Turner, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer, told partners during his Worldwide Partner Conference keynote …
RELATED:
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple Locks Palm Out of iTunes  —  Reports are coming in that Apple's latest update to its iTunes software has locked out Palm's Pre.  Precentral had the first reports on the matter that I saw, and now Apple is confirming the matter itself: “iTunes 8.2.1 is a free software update that provides …
RELATED:
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Apple Blocks Palm Pre iTunes Syncing
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry OS 5.0 to have tabbed browsing  —  You know us; we have nothing for love for RIM but it seems that its case of ADD is a lot worse than previously thought.  For the better part of a week we've been playing around with a new beta build of OS 5. and noticed that it has a new feature …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Financial Forecast Shows First Revenue In Q3, 1 billion users in 2013  —  Our negotiations with Twitter (or rather Twitter's lawyers) over our intention to publish a small subset of the 310 hacked confidential documents continue.  We published the first document …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Google's Chiller-less Data Center  —  The equipment yard at the Google data center in Belgium features no chillers.  (Photo from Google)  —  Google (GOOG) has begun operating a data center in Belgium that has no chillers to support its cooling systems, a strategy that will improve …
Discussion: The Register
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life:
Green shoots in the music industry?  —  Is it possible that the music industry has finally spotted the light at the end of the tunnel - and it's not the flashing light on the oncoming Pirate Express locomotive?  —  This week a big piece of research has come up with two startling conclusions …
Discussion: Softpedia News and broadstuff
RELATED:
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Music fans still prefer buying CDs over downloads
Discussion: Music Ally and TechVi
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to open retail stores near Apple's this fall  —  Microsoft is planning to open the first of its planned retail stores next to existing Apple stores this fall.  —  Kevin Turner, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer, told partners the news during his Worldwide Partner Conference keynote on July 15.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Reader's Social Evolution  —  For more than a year, Google Reader has been struggling to add social features and almost all the new features were contrived, difficult to use and only cluttered the interface.  —  Originally, Google Reader's only social feature was sharing items in a public page.
Ingrid Lunden / VentureBeat:
Mobile OS company Symbian enters app store fray: Launches Horizon  —  Symbian, the company that makes operating systems for a large number of the world's mobile phones, today will be announcing the launch of Horizon, its own path into the thick forest of app stores.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Working on New Twitter Integration?  —  While it's too early to tell exactly what this means, Facebook engineer Blake Ross today posted a “test” tweet from a Twitter application called “Penguin FB” that resides on Facebook development servers.  One interesting possibility …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Is There Really a Recovery in the Works?  Time to Check with Google  —  Is the ad market really starting to rebound?  Or is the (muted, cautious) happy talk we were hearing this spring just happy talk?  Time to take a peek at Google's quarterly earnings this afternoon, which might give us some insight.
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Is Google Overriding Title Tags with Business Name?  —  Is Google replacing Title Tags on the main Google results page with Business names?  —  I have a local client, Napoleon Engineering Services, that markets their custom bearing services nationally and into Canada.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Says Facebook Is Full Of Holes  —  In order to comply with Canadian privacy law, Facebook must take greater responsibility for the personal information in its care.  That's not what we said, it's what Canada Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart …
Discussion: priv.gc.ca and p2pnet
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
12% of e-mail users have actually tried to buy stuff from spam  —  Be honest: have you ever responded to a spam e-mail?  Do you know anyone who has?  If you're like most of us at Ars, you can't fathom why anyone would respond to most of the messages we get, but a new study released …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Maps Markers Are Making Real World Appearances  —  You know the Google Maps upside-down teardrop shaped markers?  It looks like they're starting to appear in the real world, at various locations around the globe.  You can see the locations that have them on this Google Maps Favorite Places page.
Schneier on Security:
Laptop Security while Crossing Borders  —  Last year, I wrote about the increasing propensity for governments, including the U.S. and Great Britain, to search the contents of people's laptops at customs.  What we know is still based on anecdote, as no country has clarified the rules …
Discussion: Network World
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
LG's BL40 Black Label phone captured in the wild — alongside a kid sibling  —  The more we see of LG's latest Black Label handset — the mysterious BL40 — the more we want to touch it, play with it, talk on it, and put it (or, at least try to put it) in our pockets.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:25 AM ET, July 16, 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:
ProTips: 5 data migration pointers for a help desk switch  —  This is a guest post by Help Desk Migration.  Switching to a new help desk system can be daunting.  Perhaps you know it's good and necessary, but you keep postponing it to the next Monday.
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: 
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
What Happened To Google's ‘Commitment To Transparency’?
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
John Plunkett / Guardian:
FT editor: ‘almost all’ news sites will charge within a year
Discussion: paidContent
John Leyden / The Register:
Zombies bite into Symbian smartphones
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace CEO: “Our users don't know if we're a social portal …
Discussion: paidContent and paidContent
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Franken Quizzes Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor On Net Neutrality
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Dell Shopping Spree Unlikely to Include Acer, Finance Chief Gladden Says
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Bits Of Destruction Hit the Book Publishing Business: Part 1
Discussion: Telegraph, Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Chris Anderson on Google vs. Microsoft in the ‘Free’ economy
Discussion: building43
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
Microsoft invests $1m in IT girls
Discussion: NCWIT
Jessica Shambora / Fortune:
New iPhone no threat to the Flip camcorder
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Analyst sees dimming future for AT&T wireless if Verizon gets iPhone
Discussion: Phone Arena