Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:51 AM ET, July 19, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Jean-Louis Gassee / Monday Note:
Antennagate: If you can't fix it, feature it!  —  ...and don't diss your customer, or the media!  —  Rewind the clock to June 7th 2010.  Steve's on stage at the WWDC in San Francisco.  He's introducing the iPhone 4 and proudly shows off the new external antenna design.
RELATED:
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
HTC: Droid Eris complaints nothing compared to iPhone 4  —  While HTC hasn't yet come back with an official comment in respect to Apple's decision to highlight the Droid Eris' performance at its emergency press conference, it was happy to let Pocket-lint know about how many of its customers have complained about the Droid Eris.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The Taiwanese News Animates the iPhone 4 Antenna Saga (With Very Special Bonus)
Discussion: Gawker.TV
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 in-depth preview  —  It's been a long road, hasn't it?  Well, in some respects, it hasn't — in fact, it's only been about two years since development of Windows Phone 7 as we know it today kicked off — but when you consider that this product will be replacing Windows Mobile 6.5, that put things in proper perspective.
Larry Hardesty / MITnews:
Broadband picture may not be so bleak  —  In March, the Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan, in which it reported that “the actual download speed experienced on broadband connections in American households is approximately 40-50% of the advertised ‘up to’ speed to which they subscribe.”
Discussion: Dr.Dobb's
RELATED:
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
WSJ's Mossberg wants a broadband plan with teeth
Discussion: Slashdot
Washington Post:   A new America through broadband
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Verizon's LTE rollout is imminent, computers updated for 4G SIM cards  —  We just got some alleged (but very convincing) internal documents on Verizon's 4G plans, and it's mostly stuff we've already heard — 5-12Mbps down, aircards before smartphones, and plans to roll out in 30 cities in 2010.
Malatesta / WMExperts:
All KIN sales being stopped, being sent back tomorrow (July 18th)  —  We already know that Verizon and Microsoft have pulled the plug on the whole KIN series (see our review), the question then becomes what to do about existing supplies?  —  We're getting word, confirmed though two sources …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In a World of Online News, Burnout Starts Younger  —  ARLINGTON, Va. — In most newsrooms, the joke would have been obvious.  —  It was April Fools' Day last year, and Politico's top two editors sent an e-mail message to their staff advising of a new 5 a.m. start time for all reporters.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
OpenStack: An Open Source Cloud Project Emerges  —  Say hello to OpenStack, an open-source cloud platform, which hopes to compete with several proprietary cloud platforms including those being developed by Microsoft and VMware.  RackSpace is spearheading the project and is donating the code …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Why Web host shut down 73,000 blogs a mystery  —  Blogetery.com, a little-known WordPress platform used by more than 70,000 blogs, was shut down by its Web hosting company mroe than a week ago and nobody seems willing to say why or who is responsible.  —  BurstNet, the Web-hosting company …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Pulse2
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Conan O'Brien's Love/Hate Relationship with the Internet  —  Back in January Conan O'Brien was supposed to come to San Francisco for a SF Sketchfest Tribute and Q&A about his career.  And then, he lost his dream job as he said, “s**t really hit the fan” and he had to cancel.
Michael Gillett / Neowin.net:
Zune Pass coming to the UK soon  —  Liveside is reporting that users in the UK can now buy a Zune Pass subscription from Zune.net, this allows users in the UK to stream some music from zune.net, however it's not yet possible to stream music to the Zune PC software with a UK based Windows Live ID.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel needs to build its own iPad, iPhone  —  Intel is wasting precious time waiting for its “partners” to build the equivalent of an iPad and iPhone.  —  In the wake of Intel's hiring of a former Palm and Apple executive Mike Bell, Intel should short-circuit the ugly process of watching customers …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Four Business Tips From Apple & Steve Jobs  —  This morning, Apple hosted a press event which included a 45-minute Q&A session with CEO Steve Jobs.  (Watch the video.)  Jobs, who returned from a vacation in Hawaii to host this conference, was pretty open (i.e. he was spinning a little less and was fractionally more candid.)
Esther Dyson / The Huffington Post:
Release 9.0: User-Managed Privacy Tools  —  The NY Times has an interesting piece today by Steve Lohr about Bynamite, a service that lets users manage their own data for themselves.  —  I love this idea... but I have loved it for more than 10 years!  What makes Ginsu Yoon more likely …
Thanks:rawmeet
RELATED:
Steve Lohr / New York Times:   You Want My Personal Data? Reward Me for It
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 3:51 AM ET, July 19, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Stripe:
How to improve checkout and grow sales  —  Watch now to learn how to eliminate the most common checkout errors and reduce friction in your checkout process.
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.
Softr:
Turn your Airtable into a powerful custom app, no code required  —  Softr is a no-code app builder that lets you create client portals, custom CRMs, and internal tools powered by your Airtable data.
Zoho:
Introducing Aadhaar eSign in Zoho Sign  —  Today, we are thrilled to introduce Aadhaar-based eSign to our users in India, which has equivalent legal acceptance to signing documents with pen and paper.
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: 
Kevin Parrish / Tom's Guide:
Browser Plug-In Will Delete Your Ex From Internet
Jesse Lichtenstein / New York Times:
Digital Diplomacy  —  It was a Wednesday night in San Francisco's …
Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
AwayFind Makes Sure You See The Emails That Matter
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
The Art of Trolling: Inside a 4chan Smear Campaign