Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:00 AM ET, February 12, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Gmail Blog:
Millions of Buzz users, and improvements based on your feedback  —  Posted by Todd Jackson, Product Manager, Gmail and Google Buzz  —  It's been just two days since we first launched Google Buzz.  Since then, tens of millions of people have checked Buzz out, creating over 9 million posts and comments.
RELATED:
Evgeny Morozov / Foreign Policy:
Wrong kind of buzz around Google Buzz  —  The launch of Google Buzz has set various parts of the technology blogosphere afire — and for all the right reasons: it does introduce a number of interesting social features that could make our email experience much more social (whether it has to be more social is a different question).
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Veoh Finally Calls It Quits: Layoffs Yesterday, Bankruptcy Filing Soon  —  Veoh, one of several well-funded start-ups that have tried and failed to cash in on the Web video boom, is finally calling it quits.  The company let go of the remainder of its workforce yesterday …
RELATED:
Dmitry Shapiro / Chief Disruptor:
Veoh Letter  —  Veoh launched in September of 2005 with a bold goal: To make it possible for anyone with a video camera and a computer to broadcast video to the world.  While others were working on helping people share short video clips, Veoh created technologies that made it possible …
Discussion: PC World, MediaMemo and paidContent, Thanks:atul
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Veoh Shuts Down; What Happens To The Lawsuit?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Aardvark For $50 million  —  Google has acquired social search service Aardvark, says a source that has been briefed on the deal, for around $50 million.  We first reported on the discussions between the two companies in December.  Those discussions have now turned into a signed deal …
RELATED:
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World:
What Google Gets from Aardvark's Ask-A-Friend Service
Discussion: WebProNews
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Demos StreetSide With Flickr Photos, Live Video & “Bing Sky”  —  Today at the TED conference in Southern California, Microsoft demonstrated its enhanced, Silverlight version of Bing Maps, with StreetSide imagery, Photosynth and Map Apps, which allow third party data and content to be placed within the map.
Discussion: LiveSide.net and Screenwerk
RELATED:
Bing / Search Blog:
Spatial Search: The Next Frontier  —  Have you ever thought about all the content and media out there on the Web?  Information that we use daily to help make decisions, like reviews of the best restaurant for chicken parmesan or the t-shirt shop perfect for a vintage G&R t-shirt?
Gregg Keizer / InfoWorld:
Windows patch cripples XP with blue screen, users claim  —  Angry customers blame MS10-015 for Blue Screen of Death and XP reboot hell  —  Tuesday's security updates from Microsoft have crippled Windows XP PCs with the notorious Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), users have reported on the company's support forum.
RELATED:
T3.com News:
Microsoft hints at Office for iPad  —  Microsoft has revealed to T3 that it may be ready to unleash a version of Office for Mac for the Apple iPad.  —  The Seattle-based company let slip the possibility of a suite for the new tablet during a demonstration of the brand new Office for Mac 2011 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New: Google Maps Labs  —  When Google wants to test new features, they call them Lab experiments, and make them opt-in.  Now, following many other services, Google Maps received a Lab icon.  Click the green flask at the top of Google Maps and you get a chance to enable features like the following:
Discussion: Mashable!
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Paying Apple More Than $100 Million Annually For iPhone Search Deal (AAPL, GOOG)  —  The rumor that Apple is building its own search engine “isn't credible,” according to a source familiar with Apple's operations.  —  Our source tells us “there's too many options” for search on the market …
Google Code Blog:
Announcing Google Chart Tools  —  A good chart can tell a story, such as depicting when you get home on Saturday night by plotting your tweet patterns along the week.  —  A good chart can take an elusive concept and clarify it in a visually appealing manner.
Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Aviary Now Free As A Bird  —  Aviary is easily one of the best online image editors out there — maybe the best.  But to take full advantage of all it offers, you had to pay for its full suite, which cost you $24.99 a year.  Well, that is until now.  Starting today, the full service is now available for free to all users.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Dell Mini 5: we have it (update: new pics and video!)  —  That's right!  After all those quick and dirty appearances, we've finally got our own Dell Mini 5 (aka “Streak” or “M01M") prototype for a more in-depth look.  Got a question about this mysterious beast?
Dharmesh Shah / HubSpot Company Product News Blog:
One Lesson From The Twitter Grader Screw-up: OAuth Rocks  —  Most days, I lead a pretty happy existence.  I write code.  I meet with folks at HubSpot.  I talk to fellow entrepreneurs and generally try to spread goodwill and love.  Today, however, it sucks to be me.
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:atul
RELATED:
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Twitter Application Grader.com Hacked
Discussion: CounterMeasures
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
4chan's moot takes pro-anonymity to TED 2010  —  LONG BEACH, CA—TED 2010.  Christopher Poole is not a name known by many, but Poole's handle is certainly (in)famous: moot is the founder of 4chan, the largest, most raucous, alternately hilarious and serious online community in the English-speaking world.
Roman Loyola / Macworld:
Macworld Expo 2010 Best of Show winners  —  When it comes to Macworld Expo, there's one question that Macworld editors are asked without fail: What are the most interesting products at the show?  And that's the idea behind the Macworld Expo Best of Show awards—to highlight the products that stand out at the show.
Mark Mentovai / The Official Google Blog:
Bringing extensions to Google Chrome for Mac  —  As thousands of Mac fans and developers gather in San Francisco for this week's Macworld conference, we're particularly delighted to announce a new beta release of Chrome for Mac.  Today's release includes some of our most requested features …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo Founders To Sell Shares  —  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) founders Jerry Yang and David Filo (pictured, in 1998) are cutting back their holdings in the company.  In a filing with the SEC, Yang said he is selling three million shares via a blind trust, which was set up in April and is set to expire …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
Coming soon: Postage stamp-sized 1TB SSDs  —  SSDs haven't found their way into the mass market yet, but a team of Japanese researchers is already trying to make them more worthwhile.  The team claims it has developed a technology that helps to shrink the size of SSDs by no less than 90% …
Opera Press Room:
You have never browsed this fast before — Introducing Opera 10.50 beta for Windows  —  Opera today released the beta of Opera 10.50 — the latest and the most advanced version of its cutting-edge desktop Web browser.  Besides being the fastest Web browser, Opera 10.50 beta also offers a minimalist …
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Apple counts down to 10 billionth song download  —  Apple on Thursday began its “Countdown to 10 Billion Songs.”  —  Apple is getting close enough to having 10 billion songs downloaded since opening in 2003, that it is beginning a countdown on iTunes.  Official rules are available from Apple's Web site.
Anna Richardson / YouTube Blog:
Speed Matters: Introducing the YouTube Video Speed Dashboard  —  Your YouTube video speed can mean the difference between a fast and fun video viewing experience, or a slow and frustrating one.  That's why, today, we're launching a YouTube video speed dashboard to make the speed information available to you.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Marvell launches the next 1 GHz smartphone processor  —  At CES 2010, chipmaker Marvell showed off its ARMADA 610 applications processor for tablets, mobile internet devices (MIDs), media players, and other portable connected devices.  The impressive ARM v7-based chip runs at 1 GHz and is capable …
Discussion: ExtremeTech and Electronista
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:00 AM ET, February 12, 2010.

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:
Dataholics: The solution to bad data in CRM systems  —  This is a guest post by Dataholics.  Bad data in a CRM system can cause all sorts of problems for businesses, from decreased efficiency to lost sales opportunities.
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: 
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Google Fights Back Against Book Settlement Critics
Discussion: Reuters, cyberlaw.stanford.edu and CNET News, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Preview: Meebo's Simple, Quick, And Slick iPhone App
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Now 60 Million Strong
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Email as Identity: Google Turns on WebFinger
Discussion: Google
 Earlier Items: 
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Debunk: Palm not halting Pre / Pixi production, just on hold for Chinese New Year
Nick Summers / Techtonic Shifts:
Facebook Does Care What You Think About the Redesign — Sort Of
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Web Strategy Matrix: Google Buzz vs Facebook vs MySpace vs Twitter (Feb 2010)