Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:00 PM ET, April 16, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Mike Jazayeri / Chromium Blog:
A New Approach to Printing  —  When we demonstrated Google Chrome OS last Fall, a few folks asked us how it would handle printing.  Today we wanted to give developers a little more insight into our approach for printing from Chrome OS and other web-connected platforms.
RELATED:
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google's Plan To Give Chrome OS (And All Web-Enabled Devices) Universal Printer Support  —  Google's Chrome OS is due to come out some time this year, and there are still plenty of questions about how people are going to use a computer that's based entirely in the browser.
Discussion: Electronista
Wall Street Journal:
Tech Sector in Hiring Drive  —  Google, Intel Add Workers as Profits Snap Back; Start-Ups Also Fight for Talent  —  The technology industry, an engine of innovation and U.S. prosperity for more than half a century, is accelerating its recovery from the recession with surging earnings …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Introduces us to a New iTunes “Concert Ticket +” System  —  There's no missing the point that Apple wants to enter the electronic concert and event ticket business via a new application and system simply called “Concert Ticket +.”  The system that is laid out in this extraordinarily detailed patent …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Cartoonist: Apple Backs Down After Denying iPhone App  —  The cartoonist who won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning this week says Apple has asked him to resubmit an iPhone app that it earlier rejected because it “ridicules public figures.” … Mark Fiore, who won the prize …
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces First Quarter 2010 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.  —  “Google performed very well in the first quarter, with 23% year over year revenue growth driven by strength across all major verticals …
RELATED:
Kenneth Li / Financial Times:
Demand Media enlists Goldman for IPO  —  Demand Media, a closely watched startup that mines online search engine data to generate thousands of videos and web stories a day, has hired Goldman Sachs to explore an initial public offering.  —  People familiar with the plans say the company could file for an IPO as early as August.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Questionable Next-Generation iPhone Rear Shell Images Surface  —  We have received a set of images purportedly depicting an iPad-inspired rear shell design for the next-generation iPhone.  While we have questions about the validity of the images given their claimed origins and other issues …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Glympse Brings Real-Time Location Sharing To Facebook  —  Over the last few months there have been non-stop rumors about Facebook finally launching its location feature (an announcement may well come at f8).  But a startup called Glympse has already beaten them to the punch (well, sort of).
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Inside the Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro  —  With nothing new on the outside, all the newness of the just-announced 15-inch MacBook Pro is on the inside, as iFixit illustrates in its latest teardown.  —  What is of interest to most, of course, is the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.
Asher Moses / The Age:
Autism iPhone breakthrough: from tantrums to app-y days  —  Lisa and Grace Domican use the Grace app.  —  Few can legitimately boast that an iPhone app changed their life but for 10-year-old Grace Domican, unable to speak due to autism, the touchscreen phone has given her a voice for the first time.
Thanks:mayav
Marius Oiaga / Softpedia News:
Apple Software Security Inferior to Microsoft's, Says Iconic Hacker  —  Marc Maiffret  —  A security expert that build his career on identifying vulnerabilities in Microsoft software now says that the company has come a long way.  Marc Maiffret, a former hacker turned legitimate security researcher …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ning's Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff  —  One month after long-time Ning CEO Gina Bianchini was replaced by COO Jason Rosenthal, the company is making some major changes: It has just announced that it is killing off its free product, forcing existing free networks …
RELATED:
David / Signal vs. Noise:
Eyeballs still don't pay the bills
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Free at last!  Official ACTA text coming next week  —  After more than a year of sustained pressure, the countries negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have decided that the time is right to release the draft text of their work.  —  The official announcement came today …
Neil Vidyarthi / All Facebook:
Report: 6.8% Of Business Internet Traffic Goes To Facebook  —  A report from the Network Box shows that 6.8 percent of all the URLs accessed by businesses goes to Facebook and 10 percent of internet bandwidth goes to Youtube.  The study analyzed 13 billion URLs accessed by businesses …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Apple's New Guidelines Won't Stop Wired Magazine iPad App, Conde Nast Says  —  Navigating New Restrictions En Route to the App Store  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Conde Nast 's Wired magazine app will indeed work on the iPad despite the restrictive new guidelines Apple issued this month, Conde Nast said Thursday evening.
Discussion: p2pnet, Thanks:natives
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Developers: how will we all get along with Twitter's annotation feature?  —  Today at the Twitter Chirp Hack Day I talked with a ton of developers and the new feature they were most interested in.  Adam Jackson echoed everyone I've heard today when he tweeted “Twitter Annotations is what I've been wanting FOREVER.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Oracle Buys Healthcare Software Firm Phase Forward For $685 Million  —  Enterprise giant Oracle will acquire healthcare software firm Phase Forward for $685 million.  Of course, this is small change compared to Oracle's $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, which was approved recently.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Millennial Media: Android Ad Impressions Rise 72 Percent From February To March  —  Mobile ad network Millennial Media, which released an iPad specific SDK a few weeks ago, is reporting that Android ad impressions increased by 72% from February to March, globally on the network.
Paul Alan Levy / Techdirt:
Has the New York Times Run Afoul of the FTC's Endorsement Guides?  —  Terry Heaton and Jeff Jarvis have commented recently on the conflicts of interest implicated by the adulatory coverage of the iPad in the New York Times and other media companies.  They point first to the expectation …
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye:
US joins HP bribery investigation  —  Details are emerging of HPs latest scandal as the net widens with the US saying it is also investigating the maker of extraordinarily priced printer ink.  —  The US Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission says it has joined German …
Discussion: Washington Post
Tim Danton / PC Pro:
Sony announces “division two” VAIO laptops  —  Sony is to launch a “division two” of VAIO laptops that are made and designed by other manufacturers.  —  In an exclusive interview with PC Pro, the deputy president of Sony VAIO's Business Group announced a two-tier strategy for the company's laptop division …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Twazzup Launches New Twitter Analytics Service and Web-Based Twitter Client  —  Just about a year ago, Twazzup launched one of the more interesting Twitter search engines and one month ago, it became one of the first services to get access to Twitter's full firehose stream.
Discussion: louisgray.com and Building twazzup
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:00 PM ET, April 16, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Smartsheet makes Deloitte Fast 500 List  —  For the fifth year in a row, Smartsheet ranks on the list of the fastest-growing companies in North America.
Zoho:
How Zoho CRM became the world's favorite CRM software  —  Look up the top ten or top five or the best CRMs in the market.  You'll likely find plenty of articles that recycle many of the same prominent names.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
How is Mattermost different from Slack?  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.
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: 
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Venture investing off to a slow start for 2010 (MoneyTree report)
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
Barcodes without barriers - is this the web's next big thing?
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Welcome to Mound, MN: home of the $249.99 DSL broadband plan
Molly Wood / CNET News:
A Conversation with TiVo CEO Tom Rogers
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Social email helper Xobni raises $16.2M in new funding
 Earlier Items: 
Ian King / Bloomberg:
AMD Sales Growth Signals Company Trails Larger Rival Intel in PC Rebound
Discussion: CNET News
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
F*CK you naysayers. Twitter did NOT f*ck us and just rocks.
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
New issue in Amazon's e-book battle with publishers: sales tax
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Rest Of The Details On That Monster Groupon Financing
Erica Ho / Lifehacker:
Gmail Adds Drag-and-Drop Attachment Uploads, Deeper Calendar Integration
BBC:
Porn virus publishes web history of victims on the net