Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:55 AM ET, May 23, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Google TV: everything you ever wanted to know  —  Google made some waves yesterday when it announced the new Google TV platform, backed by major players like Sony, Logitech, Intel, Dish Network, and Best Buy.  Built on Android and featuring the Chrome browser with a full version of Flash Player 10.1 …
Discussion: eWeek, Memex 1.1 and Gadget Lab
RELATED:
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
Google TV: Who is the competition and what are they saying about it?  —  The Google TV has landed and is already sending ripples through the marketplace, but what about all the companies already blending internet and TV?  Whether they are already planning to work with the new initiative …
Discussion: Normalkid:Arnold Kim and Engadget
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Post-I/O Thoughts  —  Post-Google I/O, there's not much room left to see iPhone-vs.-Android as anything other than an all-out war.  What we've got here is a good old-fashioned epic rivalry.  —  It's exciting, vicious, fun to watch, and ultimately should prove to be excellent news for consumers.
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google, Apple, Jacob, And The Man In Black  —  ABC's popular television show Lost comes to an end this weekend.  This season has been largely about the backstory for why things are the way they are on the island.  It's a minor spoiler to say it, but I'm going to anyway — basically …
Discussion: MacRumors and Sharing the truth …, Thanks:bobcaswell
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms Froyo Launch: “The roll out to Nexus One devices has begun!”  —  Last last night (early this morning) there was some confusion about our post indicating that Android 2.2, Froyo, had started to roll out.  Some thought we had Photoshopped the pictures (I wish I was that good at Photoshop) …
Louis Gray:
Former FriendFeeder Kevin Fox Exits Facebook Henhouse  —  Only a little over two years ago, I covered well-respected Web user interface designer Kevin Fox's leaving Google for the then-startup FriendFeed.  That's practically ancient in the world of the real-time Web, as since then …
Discussion: fox @ fury
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Regulators Are Watching Google Over Antitrust Concerns  —  IN the 1990s, Gary Reback, a Silicon Valley lawyer, almost single-handedly brought the antitrust weight of the federal government down on that era's high-tech heavyweight, Microsoft.  Now Mr. Reback contends there is a dangerous …
Erico Guizzo / IEEE Spectrum:
Microsoft Shifts Robotics Strategy, Makes Robotics Studio Available Free  —  Updated May 20, 4:23 p.m.: Added National Instruments comments; 5:49 p.m.: Added Willow Garage comments; May 21, 11:21 a.m.: Added details on competing robotics software platforms; 1:50 p.m. Added Herman Bruyninckx comments.
Discussion: OStatic blogs
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How the iPad is changing art and music  —  Now that more and more people are getting iPads we are seeing just how they change everything, especially art and music.  Here I meet David Newman, artist, in a parking garage.  I was sitting next to him in the Google IO keynotes and was amazed …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Opera Plans Container Data Center in Iceland  —  A map of undersea fiber cables providing connectivity for data center projects in Iceland.  —  Iceland's supply of renewable power has won its first high-profile international data center customer.  Web browser developer Opera Software …
Discussion: Tech Eye, Slashdot and thordc.com
Jan Ozer / StreamingMedia.com:
First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared  —  VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares?  Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth.  See for yourself.
Thanks:rawmeet
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
First Screenshots of AutoCAD for Mac  —  Back in April we reported that AutoCAD was probably coming soon to the Mac, considering all the OS X references that were spotted in the SDK.  Today we've managed to get the first screenshots of an actual beta, running at 64-bit on Mac OS X.
Discussion: MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
John Ribeiro / PC World:
Facebook Page Banned by Pakistan Is Back Online  —  The Facebook page that led the Pakistan government to ban the entire site was back online Saturday, at least for some users, after it was inaccessible for about two days.  —  The page was removed Thursday after one of the moderators …
RELATED:
Agence France Presse:
Google chief suspects ulterior motive in Pakistan
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 9:55 AM ET, May 23, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
6 ways to fix dysfunctional work  —  From the deluge of email to the never-ending slog of reporting, uncover the solutions to workplace challenges with this free report.
Zoho:
5 tips to start with people analytics  —  HR professionals around the world have started using people analytics to manage talent acquisition, employee retention, performance reviews, and workforce planning.
Intel:
The PC of the future (and present) has AI at the core  —  Intel Deep Learning Boost and on-device AI reduce lag, speed performance, and help usher in the future of the industry
Blockset:
The ‘Plaid for crypto’  —  Blockset provides all the building blocks for building great crypto apps.  From accessing on-chain data to writing transactions in realtime.  Hit the market faster and cut dev costs through one API.
Mattermost:
Free, open source Slack alternative.  —  Mattermost brings people, systems data, and workflows together to power collaboration at every stage of the DevOps lifecycle.  Download now >
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:
“Foursquare for TV” app Miso gets seed funding
Discussion: Bazaar Labs Blog and TechCrunch
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
PayPal Wants to Be in Your TV, Your DVD Player and Your Car
Ari David / Yes, But, However!:
Apple Denies Free Political Speech
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blogcast:
Seesmic and Evernote bring social memory to your iPhone (and Android, too)
Discussion: BlogsDNA, ZDNet, iPodNN and ITworld.com, Thanks:loic
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“F— those motherf—ers”: YouTube/Viacom suit gets nasty
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Hires Team Behind Online Travel Guide Ruba (Updated)