Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:40 PM ET, June 25, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple responds to iPhone 4 reception issues: you're holding the phone the wrong way  —  So, we just spoke with Apple and got the straight dirt on the reception issues that have been plaguing users today... and it's a little surprising.  In essence, Apple cops to the fact there are reception issues …
RELATED:
Spencer Webb / AntennaSys Blog:
Apple iPhone 4 Antennas...  I received a phone call today from PC Magazine.  They were running a story on the new Apple iPhone 4, specifically the reports (PC Mag, Gizmodo, Engadget) that people are experiencing decreased reception on their cell phone when they hold the phone by the metal frame.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
77% of iPhone 4 sales were upgrades  —  Apple has built a recurring revenue stream from a growing base of loyal users  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Piper Jaffray  —  “Mission accomplished,” writes Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster in a report to clients issued early Friday, the day after Apple's (AAPL) biggest product launch ever.
RELATED:
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
First day sales: 1.5 million iPhone 4s?  —  According to one analyst, Apple has blown past all previous launch-day records  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Oppenheimer  —  “Guessing launch day iPhone sales,” writes Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner in a note to clients issued Friday …
Bloomberg:
Sony's PlayStation Network Said Close to Deal for Hulu Service  —  Sony Corp. is close to an agreement to carry a paid TV service from Hulu LLC, operator of the second-largest video website, on its PlayStation 3 game console, two people with knowledge of the talks said.
RELATED:
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu's Subscription Service Could Come Next Week-For Some of You  —  Some of you may finally get a chance to pay for Hulu.  The video Web site is finalizing plans to launch its subscription service, and people familiar with the company say a beta test of “Hulu Plus” could launch as early as next week.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Don't have any friends?  Call 1-888-FACETIME to test Facetime on the iPhone 4  —  The biggest problem with testing Facetime is the dearth of real, hard-core nerds out there with iPhone 4s.  I've been able to talk to Greg and my buddy Tom, but that's about it.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and TUAW
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Unleashes Open Graph Search Engine, Declares War On Google  —  While there was a lot of speculation about Facebook's search strategy, the company has confirmed with us that “all Open Graph-enabled web pages will show up in search when a user likes them”.
RELATED:
Alex Faaborg:
Why Tabs are on Top in Firefox 4  —  Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video, but you can still watch the video over at YouTube  —  In the Firefox 4 nightly builds, and in Firefox 4 Beta 1, we are changing the default tab position so that tabs are on top.
Thomas Goetz / Wired:
Sergey Brin's Search for a Parkinson's Cure  —  Several evenings a week, after a day's work at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, Sergey Brin drives up the road to a local pool.  There, he changes into swim trunks, steps out on a 3-meter springboard, looks at the water below, and dives.
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Where Gmail Is Going  —  A Google staff engineer outlines a few of the Web application's next steps.  —  Google staff engineer Adam de Boor gave a keynote this morning at Usenix WebApps '10 in Boston, where he outlined a few of Gmail's next steps.  The webmail application, which launched in 2004 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Gmail Blog, Thanks:atul
RELATED:
Bloomberg:
Salesforce.com Sues Microsoft Over Cloud Software  —  Salesforce.com Inc. filed a patent- infringement lawsuit today against Microsoft Corp., escalating a fight between the two companies over the growing market for cloud-computing software.  —  Microsoft's products such as .Net platform …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Coke sees ‘phenomenal’ result from Twitter ads  —  Coca-Cola saw “phenomenal” results from its first experiment with paid advertising on Twitter, the drinks company's digital marketing chief told the Financial Times.  The US soft drinks company is only the second brand to sponsor a …
Discussion: MediaMemo, VentureBeat and Mashable!, Thanks:tim
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
How Wi-Fi Drains Your Cell Phone  —  A study finds problems, but also offers software fixes that could help cell phones last significantly longer between charges.  —  Some simple changes to the software running on Wi-Fi access points could significantly extend or even double cell phone battery life.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Motorola's Droid X up for pre-order today at Best Buy: $200, no pesky mail-in rebates  —  Sweatin' those iPhone 4 reception issues?  Got a thing for beastlier phones?  Still perturbed that your white iPhone 4 pre-order didn't exactly “work out” as expected?
Will Brockman / Google Book Search Blog:
Google releases 500 scans of Ancient Greek and Latin texts for research  —  As an undergraduate I dabbled in Classics, and I remember being surprised by the term hapax legomenon (παξ λεγμε νον).  That's “written once” — a word that occurs in only one place in the written record.
Rafael Mesquita / Associated Press:
Frenchman convicted for hacking Obama's Twitter  —  PARIS - A court in central France has convicted a young Frenchman accused of infiltrating Twitter and peeping at the account of President Barack Obama, and given him a five-month suspended prison sentence.  —  The lawyer for Francois Cousteix …
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Register
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Flash arrives in Google's Chrome browser  —  Google has fulfilled a promise to build Adobe Systems' Flash Player into Chrome, a move that helps keep the beleaguered plug-in relevant despite significant efforts to replace it.  —  Chrome 5.0.376.86, the stable version of Chrome released Thursday …
Evan Selleck / SlashGear:
Texas Instruments Blaze Tablet Available This August  —  We've had a lot of things to cover when it comes to Texas Instruments' OMAP4, especially when it has anything to do with that Blaze name.  From our hands-on time with the previously released OMAP Blaze, which happened twice …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 1:40 PM ET, June 25, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Smartsheet offers free Gov product to governments and agencies  —  Smartsheet Gov, the FedRAMP authorized Smartsheet environment, is now free of charge or obligation for any US government agency responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mattermost:
Remote work when SaaS is not an option  —  A free, self-hosted messaging platform for security-conscious teams to collaborate remotely.  Download Free.
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.
Zoho:
Introducing new and improved Gantt chart in Zoho Projects: an upgraded chart for an elevated experience  —  With scattered teams across different locations becoming the new normal, project management tools are becoming essential for remote work.
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: 
Jacquelyn Krones / Search Blog:
The News About Bing News  —  Search data indicates …
Zeeshan Haider / Reuters:
Pakistan to monitor Google, others for blasphemy
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Google Flips “Kill Switch,” Deletes And Downplays Botnet Demo Android Apps
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Video Interview: Conde Nast's Bob Sauerberg On Wired For iPad, Take Two
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
WhitePages.com Adds New Business Listings; Daily Deals Coming Next
New York Times:
Computers Make Strides in Recognizing Speech
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Playdom Continues Shopping Spree; Acquires Social Gaming Startup Hive7
Rodney Gedda / Computerworld:
Visa's payclick takes on PayPal for micropayments
 Earlier Items: 
Cade Metz / The Register:
Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code
Discussion: Softpedia News and Podcasting News
BBC:
Mystery surrounds ‘horse-boy’ on Google Street View
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Chicago is Not the Next Silicon Valley, But at These Prices, What a Shame
Tom McNichol / Business Week:
Adobe Battles the Flash-Bashing
Adam L. / Fast Company:
Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love
Discussion: GMSV and Off On A Tangent