Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:40 AM ET, August 13, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Oracle sues Google over Android and Java  —  Two Silicon Valley heavyweights are about to reenact the Java wars: this time, in a court room.  —  Oracle issued a press release late Thursday saying it has filed suit against Google for infringing on copyrights and patents related to Java …
RELATED:
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Oracle Sues Google For Patent And Copyright Infringement  —  Software giant Oracle is suing Google for patent and copyright infringement based on Android's use of Java.  (Oracle acquired Java-maker Sun last year.)  —  No details in the release, via Marketwatch, but we assume Google was given …
Google Mobile Blog:
Just speak it: introducing Voice Actions for Android  —  (cross-posted with the Official Google Blog)  —  Our mobile phones have become modern-day Swiss Army knives.  An Android phone is a handheld computer, a music player, a notepad, a GPS navigation unit and more, all rolled into one sleek device that fits in your pocket.
RELATED:
Dave Burke / Google Mobile Blog:
Instantly zap links, maps and phone numbers to your Android phone with Chrome to Phone!  —  (Cross-posted from the Google Chrome blog.)  —  Ever wanted a way to quickly and easily send links and other information from your desktop or laptop to your phone to view on the go?
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal  —  Over the past few days there's been a lot of discussion surrounding our announcement of a policy proposal on network neutrality we put together with Verizon.  On balance, we believe this proposal represents real progress on what has become …
RELATED:
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Google's Lame Defense of its Net Neutrality Pact  —  Google has finally responded to widespread criticism of the framework it developed with Verizon for addressing the issue of net neutrality.  Unfortunately, Google's blog post on the matter borrows heavily from the semantic gymnastics practiced …
Fred / A VC:
Regulation Strangulation  —  I've written a bit about net neutrality …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Bits, Thanks:chirag_mehta
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hollywood Groups Weigh In on FCC Internet Reclassification
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Pushing Our (Tweet) Button  —  Twitter is great for sharing interesting things you find on the web.  In fact, close to a quarter of all Tweets include a link in them.  Despite the high volume of sharing, there is plenty of room to make it easier.  Copying and pasting, link shortening …
RELATED:
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Can Google Get Social Networking Right?  —  The company has many social projects, but may struggle to improve on Facebook.  —  Rumors that Google is building a new social network have persisted since late June, when Kevin Rose, CEO of Digg.com, posted on Twitter that the Web giant was working on a challenger to Facebook.
Reuters:
India says Google, Skype, RIM must meet security needs  —  (Reuters) - India will go after any company, including Google, after cracking down on BlackBerry in its quest to keep the world's fastest growing mobile phone market safe from militants and cyber spying, a government source said on Friday.
RELATED:
iFixit:
Motorola Droid 2 Teardown  —  Is this the Droid we're looking for?  Why yes!  Yes it is!  We've acquired the latest smartphone on the market, the Motorola Droid 2.  Join us as we break down this Droid into its most basic components.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And Of Course, Here's The Twitter Movie Trailer  —  First there was the Facebook movie trailer.  Then, there was the YouTube movie trailer.  Obviously, it was only a matter of time before we got the Twitter movie trailer.  And now here it is.  —  And it's good.
Mike Subelsky / Mike Subelsky's Blog:
Why You Might Not Want That Cybersecurity Job  —  Cybersecurity, while offering lucrative job opportunities, might not be an ultimately rewarding career for Maryland technologists.  I worked in this sector for about eight years as a military officer, government civilian …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
For Owners, iPad Is Now Go-To Reading Device  —  According to a survey of UK iPad owners put forth by Cooper Murphy Webb, people who own iPads are now using them as their preferred device for reading newspapers, magazines and books.  Of the 1,034 iPad owners polled via telephone between July 28th …
Discussion: MacNN
Los Angeles Times:
Google accuses California of rigging bidding process for e-mail contract  —  Google tried to compete for the pact but never formally joined the race because state officials drew up a lengthy list of requirements the company said was impossible for it to meet.
Discussion: LiveSide.net
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Sequoia backs Airstrip to let doctors watch you remotely  —  Airstrip Technologies, a mobile software company that specializes in remote patient monitoring, announced today it closed an undisclosed round of financing from venture firm Sequoia Capital.  —  Airstrip's mobile applications …
Discussion: mobihealthnews
Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Judge orders identities of commenters be revealed  —  Anonymous bloggers beware.  You may not be as anonymous as you think.  —  Forward Township Supervisor Thomas DeRosa has won a court victory in the action that he filed in November to uncover the identities of people who posted comments …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
HP board sued over Hurd ousting  —  The first lawsuit on behalf of a shareholder has been filed against Hewlett-Packard in connection to the resignation of former CEO Mark Hurd.  —  The Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday that a Connecticut law firm is representing HP shareholder …
David Pogue / New York Times:
Call It ‘Creating Apps for Dummies’  —  The founding of the iPhone App Store set off an earthquake in the tech world.  Suddenly, the humble cellphone could be just about anything — a game, a store, a musical instrument, a strobe, a pet, a database, a medical tool.
Lizette Chapman / Fast Company:
Burning Man Defeats PayPal  —  Burning Man veterans—including top VCs, entrepreneurs, and the founders of Google—have an extra reason to celebrate today.  Not only is it less than a month until they get to go camp in the Nevada desert again, but the Burner community just got a Silicon Valley giant to back down.
Thanks:rawmeet
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more  —  In part one of our Notion Ink feature, we looked at the reasons for the delay in production of the Adam slate.  Happily the company didn't rest on their laurels while investor and ODM issues were ironed out.  After the cut, details of hardware and software changes …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 secret sauce: developers, developers, developers  —  Windows Phone 7 is entering a tough market.  Apple's iOS and Google's Android have become well-entrenched, widely used platforms, and both have application stores boasting tens or hundreds of thousands of applications.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Electronista:
Exec who oversaw Evo 4G, Epic 4G leaves Sprint  —  Sprint suffered a blow today as it confirmed that Senior VP Kevin Packingham was leaving the company as of Monday [sub. required].  The carrier acknowledged he was leaving to lead another company but declined to name the destination.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 5:40 AM ET, August 13, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Roche Transforms Processes That Help Millions of Patients  —  “We're actually managing 30% more projects with the same number of project managers as we were before.”  Watch the video here.
TWiT.tv:
Tech Podcasts from Every Angle  —  TWiT.tv covers the latest in news, privacy, hacking, security, plus reviews of smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wearables.  If it has a chip, Leo Laporte and friends have a podcast on it.
Zoho:
3 things to know before hosting a Twitter chat  —  We are in a world of infinite scrolling and relentless trolling, putting brands under constant pressure to try something novel in order to succeed.
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.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 40 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
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: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
WePay Raises $7.5 Million For Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform
Discussion: Mashable!, VentureBeat and Bits
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Adds Graph API, OAuth 2.0 Integration to iOS SDK
Jeff Holden / VentureBeat:
Location-based check-in data on its way to becoming a commodity
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
January Jones  —  Regarding the idea that Apple may be preparing …
Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Earlybird's Latest Trick: Making Something Called A CD Cheaper Than An MP3
 Earlier Items: 
Jason L. Baptiste:
Why They Were Able To Raise Money
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:markbao
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
How Many Times Will Content Industries Claim The Sky Is Falling …
Discussion: TeleRead
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft: IE9 beta coming September 15
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
EMarketer: Facebook Ad Sales to Hit $1.2 Billion This Year
Kermit Pattison / Fast Company:
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: “I'm Just a Manager”
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Attack reads smudges to retrieve Android password patterns
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Digg's Kevin Rose Talks About New Look, New CEO and How to Turbocharge …