Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:50 PM ET, June 23, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
iFixit:
iPhone 4 Teardown  —  Join us live and follow iFixit on twitter as we disassemble the newly released iPhone 4.  Stay tuned!  Being the resourceful tinkerers that we are, we scoured the depths of this great nation, and we have emerged victorious.  At long last, the journey to the iPhone 4 teardown …
RELATED:
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
New iPhone Keeps Apple Top of Class  —  Just three years ago, Apple wasn't in the mobile-phone business at all.  Since then, its game-changing iPhone has become the most influential smartphone in the world.  Now, on June 24, the company will roll out the fourth generation of the device, called the iPhone 4.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 4 review  —  The iPhone 4 is no small thing to review.  As most readers of Engadget are well aware, in the gadget world a new piece of Apple hardware is a major event, preceded by rumors, speculation, an over-the-top announcement, and finally days, weeks, or months of anticipation from an ever-widening fan base.
David Pogue / New York Times:
New iPhone Arrives, Rivals Beware  —  Apple's new iPhone, its fourth in four years, reaches stores on Thursday.  Ordinarily, this is where you'd expect to find a review of it.  But honestly — what's the point?  —  The iPhone 4 is already a hit.  AT&T says that it received 10 times …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 is Faster than 3GS and Slower than iPad in Early Benchmarks  —  iPhone 4 results on left, 3GS on right  —  Early benchmarks of the iPhone 4 show it to be 31% faster than the iPhone 3GS according to the Geekbench 2 app.  Geek Bench has been a popular benchmarking utility on the Mac …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Apple Is Suing HTC (Again)  —  It appears Apple has filed yet another patent infringement lawsuit against HTC and its subsidiaries.  —  From the looks of it, the new suit, which was filed earlier this week in the same Delaware court as the initial lawsuit filed in March 2010 …
Yusuf Mehdi / Search Blog:
A New Entertainment Experience for Bing  —  In this release of Bing one of the biggest investments we are making is in the area of entertainment.  As the content on the web has exploded, it has become difficult to navigate and find what you are looking for.
RELATED:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bing Entertainment Brings Full Music Streams To Search, Plus Games …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Why Twitter still has to get its game on—fast  —  In March, Twitter CEO Evan Williams first unveiled @Anywhere, a new platform aimed at news and media outlets to knit Twitter more deeply into their own sites.  After all, Twitter has become more or less synonymous with real-time, breaking news …
Discussion: Gawker
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
App Store: 1% of Apple's gross profit  —  Since its launch in July 2008, it has generated revenue of $429 million for the company  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Piper Jaffray  —  Apple (AAPL) claims to run the App Store at or near break even, and apparently that's not terribly far from the truth.
RELATED:
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
19% of software on Apple's App Store is paid, with $1.49 average price
Discussion: FierceMobileContent and MacStories
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Report: A fifth of Android apps expose private data  —  About 20 percent of the 48,000 apps in the Android marketplace allow a third-party application access to sensitive or private information, according to a report released on Tuesday.  —  And some of the apps were found to have the ability …
RELATED:
Robert Allen / Talk Android:
A fifth of Android apps malware? Not quite...
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Has Been Massively Underreporting Twitter App Users — By Over 6 Million  —  Inside Network's AppData is a goldmine of information about third-party applications on Facebook.  With it, you can see stats like: FarmVille has 63.9 million monthly active users — making it well over twice …
RELATED:
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Virgin Mobile MiFi Outed by Best Buy, Coming Next Week  —  Prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile will be introducing a Novatel MiFi router next week, the company told us after the device appeared at a Best Buy summer preview event this morning.  —  Virgin Mobile's MiFi, like the models available …
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans:
Droid X Is Official, July 15th for $199  —  The moment we have all been waiting for: today Verizon and Motorola announce the Droid X, the latest in the Droid line of smartphones kicked off with the runaway hit that was the original released last fall.  The phone that we first heard whispers …
RELATED:
Motorola Media Center:
July 2010: DROID X By Motorola Lands On The Nation's Largest …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Verizon hits 10 Gbps to the home via FiOS  —  Verizon said Wednesday that it has completed a field trial of a fiber-optic system that can provide 10 gigabits per second to the home via FiOS.  —  That's a quite bit faster than what you have at home right now.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
How Microsoft foresaw—and still missed—the iPad  —  The technology icon stands before a crowd, holding in his hands a prototype that embodies his vision for the future of computing.  It's a touch-screen tablet that is thinner than a magazine, has all-day battery life, and sells for less than $800.
Discussion: PC World and GottaBeMobile
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Russian President Medvedev Sends His First Tweet At Twitter  —  Today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stopped by.  To say security was tight here is putting it lightly.  I had to go through a process much more stringent than any airport I've ever been to just to get in.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and MarketWatch
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Virgin America Offers Free Flights to Twitter Influencers  —  Virgin America has partnered with Klout, an analytics service that tracks users' influence on Twitter (based on variables such as the quality and number of followers and retweets), to extend free flights (plus tax) to influencers in Toronto.
Discussion: ZDNet and Maximum PC, Thanks:bobcaswell
Ian Paul / PC World:
Google Under Multistate Privacy Microscope: How We Got Here  —  Google's Wi-Fi data snooping brouhaha just got worse.  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Monday announced his office is leading a multistate investigation into Google's Wi-Fi data snooping gaffe.
Discussion: SC Magazine US and Bloomberg
RELATED:
David Kravets / Threat Level:   Packet-Sniffing Laws Murky as Open Wi-Fi Proliferates
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 1:50 PM ET, June 23, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
5 Emerging Trends in Healthcare: A Digital Transformation Report  —  For healthcare organizations, the imperative to do more with less is increasingly at odds with the need to keep patient satisfaction front …
TWiT.tv:
Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech  —  Tech expert Leo Laporte and top pundits cover the latest tech news, innovations, gear, and pitfalls.  Subscribe to This Week in Tech on your favorite podcatcher.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
Zoho:
Smart email marketing: How to send targeted and interactive emails in today's digital world (Part 2)  —  Sending the perfect email campaign isn't just a dream—it can even become a habit when you start adopting the right measures.
Intel:
The Future of Gaming is About More Than Just Processors  —  When it comes to making the PC the best place to play, you have to give developers the tools they need, provide real world performance and anticipate what's next.
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: 
Bloomberg:
Hulu Said to Be in Talks With CBS, Viacom as Paid Service Nears
Discussion: Reuters
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Sandisk SD card can store tamper-proof photos for 100 years
Discussion: Electronista
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
The designer behind Facebook CEO's mysterious hoodie speaks up
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Developers Betting on Android for Long-Term Success, Says Survey
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Libox lets you access media files from anywhere, easily share files with no limits
Discussion: Technology Review, Libox Blog and NewTeeVee, Thanks:devindra
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
IE9 Platform Preview 3 with HTML5 video support due today
Discussion: Softpedia News and ZDNet
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Seven Languages Grow, Three Hold Steady on Facebook for June 2010
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
P2P lawyers tell judge: suing 5,000 “Does” at once is fine
Discussion: Techdirt
Jennifer / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
It's Your Data, It's Your Bot: It's Not A Crime
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple leaves iPad vulnerable after monster iPhone patch job
Discussion: PC World
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Delicious Founder, AOL Exec Launch Hacker Angels
Discussion: Pulse2 and Mass High Tech
Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available