Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:50 PM ET, December 10, 2009

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Does Apple need to refresh iTunes?  Probably  —  Apple's purchase of streaming music service Lala reportedly represents a shift in the company's iTunes strategy.  The aim: Make iTunes more Web friendly.  —  The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is looking to give consumers more ways …
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Plots Reboot of iTunes  —  Apple Inc., the company that restructured the music industry around its iTunes service, is exploring an overhaul of the way it sells and stores music that is aimed at extending its influence to the Web, according to people briefed on the strategy.
Alastair Tse / Google Mobile Blog:
New version of Google Mobile App for iPhone in the App Store  —  Hello, iPhone users!  We have just received the good news that our new version of Google Mobile App for iPhone was approved and is now available on in the App Store everywhere.  —  In this version, we have a redesigned search results display …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Eldar Murtazin: “Foxconn received order for next generation iPhone”  —  You've heard of Twitter, right?  What about Eldar Murtazin, heard of him?  He's editor in chief of Mobile Review and the ultimate insider when it come to all things mobile.  So when we see a Tweet like this:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
There Are Already 500 Chrome Extensions.  They'll Work On Mac Chrome By Week's End.  —  Tonight at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Google held an event to formally unveil and showcase the new Google Chrome Extensions.  The browser add-ons, which launched just yesterday are already proving …
Discussion: PC World, Gadgetsteria and Gadgetell
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   By Extension, Chrome Battles Firefox
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Buy a DVD on Amazon; Start Watching the Movie in Minutes  —  Amazon.com just launched a promotion dubbed Disc+ On Demand that may well be the start to the industry's first major multi-platform retail experience.  Customers who buy select movies on DVD or Blu-ray will be offered the chance …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
WiGig alliance creates next-generation wireless networking standard  —  By next year, the speed of Wi-Fi networks could be significantly faster thanks to a new generation of technology being announced today by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig).  —  The WiGig 1. standard combines …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Dell Android tablet hitting CES 2010  —  Dell is to launch an Android-based tablet device, Pocket-lint has learnt, possibly beating the also rumoured Apple tablet to the market.  —  The new model, which will go up against the currently available Archos Internet Tablet and recently announced JooJoo …
Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Facebook's New Privacy Changes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  —  Five months after it first announced coming privacy changes this past summer, Facebook is finally rolling out a new set of revamped privacy settings for its 350 million users.  The social networking site has rightly …
RELATED:
BBC:
Facebook faces privacy criticism
Discussion: p2pnet news
DigiTimes:
Asustek planning to launch Eee Pad device  —  Asustek Computer is making preparations to launch a new device named Eee Pad featuring a 4- to 7-inch panel, and which will offer a combination of tablet PC and MID functions, according to industry sources.  Current details of the Eee Pad suggest …
David Pogue / New York Times:
Not Yet the Season for a Nook  —  The holidays are no joyride.  Between the stress, the money and the relatives, no wonder so many people contract Seasonal Depression, Financial-Obligation Migraine and Family Drama Disorder.  —  And in the electronics business, Greed-Borne Insanity is contagious.
RELATED:
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Cap My iPhone?  Try This Instead, AT&T  —  AT&T is planning to find ways to convince heavy iPhone users to stop using so much data (despite paying for unlimited plans), as a way to ameliorate the perpetually clogged 3G networks in San Francisco and New York, according to AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega.
RELATED:
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
AT&T moves closer to usage-based fees for data
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Cable Freedom Is a Click Away  —  Welcome to our living room.  Take a seat, make yourself comfortable.  Would you like to watch a movie, or the new “Family Guy” episode?  —  Oh, that, over there.  You want to know why there's a pile of gadgets and wires on the floor?
Discussion: Gadgetwise
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Microsoft Asked Apple To Pull 360 Live  —  We've told you about 360 Live a little while ago but it seems like it wasn't of Microsoft's taste apparently since they just contacted Apple to have it pulled.  —  Not that they have an issue with the app itself it's actually the price that bothers them …
Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb:
Says danah boyd, Leverage the Web's Most Disturbing Content  —  Microsoft researcher danah boyd took a decidedly different approach when considering social networking at today's LeWeb conference.  In speaking to a room packed with more than a thousand entrepreneurs, investors and journalists …
RELATED:
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
‘People looked at me like I was an alien’
Discussion: The Praized Blog, Thanks:chrismessina
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola Motus AT&T rumor gains momentum  —  We can't confirm the details here, but we've received some pretty in-depth information about the Motorola Motus' possible launch on AT&T that would seem to largely corroborate what we've been hearing so far:  — Sure enough, the keyboard flips backwards …
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Windows Live Messenger 2010 revealed  —  We promised you a look at Windows Live Messenger 2010 earlier this week when we revealed Microsoft is planning both Bing and Messenger iPhone applications next year.  —  Thanks to an anonymous tipster we received several screenshots of Microsoft's upcoming Messenger client due in 2010.
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
China Unicom's IPhone Sales Hit 100,000  —  China Unicom has sold more than 100,000 iPhones since it launched the country's first official sales of the handset at the end of October, it said Thursday.  —  The figure is the first China Unicom has revealed since saying a few days after the launch that it had sold just 5,000 iPhones.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VeriFone Rushes To Announce Square Competitor; Jack Dorsey Comments  —  It's been just a week since the debut of Square, a service that lets people take physical credit card payments via their mobile phone.  Given how much positive press the new service has received, it's no wonder that traditional payment providers are taking notice.
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Yahoo joins the real-time search parade  —  Yahoo is ready to integrate real-time results from Twitter directly onto its search pages.  —  Not to be outdone by its rivals, Yahoo is getting into the real-time search business as well.  —  Days after Google announced its plan for integrating content …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TweetDeck Puts Its New Twitter List Directory Front And Center  —  The latest version of TweetDeck, the popular Twitter client, is List-crazy: you can add lists on the fly, edit them, create new lists based on existing lists, and it even suggests people you may want to add to a list.
Raul / Skype Garage:
Skype for Symbian beta release  —  We're pleased to announce that we are ready to release a limited beta of our upcoming Symbian phones client, Skype for Symbian.  —  This beta release of Skype for Symbian supports more than ten different handsets, with the production release planned to be compatible with even more phones.
Sparrow / BlackBerry Leaks:
Vlingo Plus 4.0 is Now Available  —  With Vlingo Plus 4.0 you'll be able to use your voice with virtually every app on your phone (and you will continue to have SMS and email capabilities as before).  For those who pre-ordered, you'll enjoy 50% off, which brings this awesome app to $9.99!
Discussion: PR Newswire and Vlingo Blog
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
Acer plans up to 6 new Android handsets for first half 2010  —  IDG News Service - Acer plans to launch as many as six new smartphones with Google's Android mobile operating system in the first half of next year, a company executive said Thursday.  —  The world's second largest PC vendor …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:50 PM ET, December 10, 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
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.
Zoho:
The Story and History behind CA Day Retold by Zoho Books  —  On 1 July 2022, Chartered Accountant Day, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will welcome its 74th year of service.
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: 
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft adds another company to its healthcare portfolio
Discussion: Softpedia News
Martin Varsavsky:
FON Launches the PeekFON with Free PanEuropean GPRS Roaming
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft knew of just-patched IE zero-day for months
Andres Sehr / SpotifySpotify:
New Spotify for Android release
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Vevo's First Day Flub Isn't a Total Disaster
Discussion: The Register and CNET News
 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
NBC Universal Taps Adgregate Markets To Launch Mobile Commerce Advertisements
Discussion: MediaPost
John Ribeiro / PC World:
IBM Adding Data Centers, Cloud Computing Lab in Asia
Devindra Hardawar / Royal Pingdom:
What the Google Web will look like in 10 years
Thanks:atul
Schneier on Security:
My Reaction to Eric Schmidt
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
wikiHow vs. eHow: Is The Wiki Way Better Than Content Farms?
Discussion: TechCrunch