Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:20 PM 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:
Harriet Jacobs / Fugitivus:
F**k you, Google  —  I use my private Gmail account to email my boyfriend and my mother.  —  There's a BIG drop-off between them and my other “most frequent” contacts.  —  You know who my third most frequent contact is?  —  My abusive ex-husband.  —  Which is why it's SO EXCITING …
Discussion: Guardian and Silicon Alley Insider
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Privacy Issues Have Real Life Implications  —  Merging something designed for public broadcasting (Buzz) with something inherently private (Gmail) was just looking for trouble.  —  Google is -deservedly - getting a lot of heat for the fact that its latest social product has a number …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
5 Reasons Why Gmail Buzz Privacy Isn't All That Bad  —  Google released Buzz for Gmail and there are issues if you're not careful with your settings as well as possibly unwanted group overlaps (I wouldn't be too surprised if in the future, a less tech savvy family member posts a meant …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Wants To Give A Free Kindle To All Amazon Prime Subscribers  —  In January Amazon offered select customers a free Kindle of sorts - they had to pay for it, but if they didn't like it they could get a full refund and keep the device.  It turns out that was just a test run for a much more ambitious program.
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:
RELATED:
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Google Maps Get Labs With 9 Cool New Features  —  Here's a nice surprise from Google's Maps team: Just like Gmail, Google Maps now also has the Labs feature (it's the little green vial in the top right menu), which introduces experimental new features for you to try out.
Discussion: All Points Blog
Peter Farago / blog.flurry.com:
Flurry Smartphone Industry Pulse, January 2010  —  Each month, Flurry leverages its data set collected from iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and J2ME applications to identify, study and share industry trends.  Flurry tracks over 20,000 live applications and over 2 billion user sessions each month.
RELATED:
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
The iPad that launched a thousand apps  —  Data gathered in January show a rush of new projects on the iPhone operating system  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Flurry Analytics  —  Measured by the number of new applications being written for each type of device, Google's (GOOG) …
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek:
Windows Mobile 7 Being Announced Monday Feb. 15  —  Considering the sheer volume of Windows Mobile-related reports that have flooded the Internet the last few weeks, it is no surprise at all to learn that Microsoft is indeed introducing Windows Mobile 7 during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.
RELATED:
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Bets on Software Upgrade to Fight IPhone
Discussion: MacRumors
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek:
Microsoft Acquiring RIM May Be Bad Idea, Says Analyst
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.
RELATED:
Bing / Search Blog:
Spatial Search: The Next Frontier
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.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and AppScout, Thanks:atul
Sam Dillon / New York Times:
Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall  —  VAIL, Ariz. — Students endure hundreds of hours on yellow buses each year getting to and from school in this desert exurb of Tucson, and stir-crazy teenagers break the monotony by teasing, texting, flirting, shouting, climbing (over seats) and sometimes punching (seats or seatmates).
Discussion: CrunchGear
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?
New York Times:
China Alarmed by Security Threat From Internet  —  BEIJING — Deep inside a Chinese military engineering institute in September 2008, a researcher took a break from his duties and decided — against official policy — to check his private e-mail messages.  Among the new arrivals …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Microsoft And Partners Are About To Add A Big Fat Social Layer To Outlook  —  In November 2009, when Microsoft announced the release of the public beta of Microsoft Office 2010, the company also introduced an entirely new add-on for its Outlook product that we haven't heard a peep about since.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Nancy Sudheer / business24-7.ae:
LG's e-reader to take on rivals iPad, Kindle  —  Consumer Electronics major LG plans to introduce its own e-reader by April in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market competing with Apple's latest iPad and Amazon's Kindle.  —  LG's CEO (MEA), KW Kim, told Emirates Business: “We will soon launch a new product, maybe by April.
Discussion: Erictric, Engadget and Gadgetell
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Meet the guys behind Pocket God  —  Their pygmy-killing iPhone game is the unlikely winner of this year's “Best App Ever” award  —  Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye.  Photo: Spencer Brown  —  It started as a week-long “sprint project” — a bit of bare-bones entertainment for Apple's (AAPL) …
Discussion: TUAW
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Gets Lucky (Magazine) And A Deal With Conde Nast  —  Foursquare's partnerships with media companies continue to add up.  The location-based social network just inked a deal with restaurant rating guide Zagat, The New York Times, HBO, Warner Brothers, and the History Channel.
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.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Strong Mac, iPhone sales projected to propel Apple stock to $280  —  Stronger-than-expected Mac and iPhone sales in the last two quarters and the impending launch of the iPad have led Needham & Company to raise its price target on Apple stock to $280.  —  Analyst Charlie Wolf said in a note …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Marvell seeks to enable the iPhone-like $99 smartphone  —  Marvell is announcing today new chip designs that will enable fully functional, iPhone-like smart phones at mass market prices of $99 or less.  —  The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker is announcing Pantheon …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Motally Cooks Up Flexible APIs To Allow Publishers To Import And Export Analytics  —  Analytics can be valuable if you are able to actually turn this data into content that you can understand and draw actionable insights from them.  Generally this is done through analytics reporting systems …
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 2:20 PM 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: 
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
IBM Eyes The iPad
Discussion: AppleInsider
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Microsoft Reorganizes Marketing Team, Appoints Chief Creative Officer
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
9 to 5 Mac:
Wanna hear what the cops are saying? There's an App for that....
IWB / Irving Wladawsky-Berger:
Extreme Scale Computing
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO and insideHPC
 Earlier Items: 
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Marvell launches the next 1 GHz smartphone processor
Discussion: Softpedia News and Electronista
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
4chan's moot takes pro-anonymity to TED 2010
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Google Fights Back Against Book Settlement Critics
Roman Loyola / Macworld:
Macworld Expo 2010 Best of Show winners