Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:50 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:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft could be a winner in Oracle's patent attack over Java  —  I'd think there could be a whole lot of celebrating going on in Redmond today, the day after Oracle announced it is suing Google over alleged patent infringements involving Java in the Android mobile operating system.
Discussion: Open Source Blog
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle vs. Google over Java: Android lawsuits may begin to pile up  —  Oracle's lawsuit against Google for Java patent infringement highlights how Android is going to become a big target in court.  —  Take Oracle's lawsuit (statement), which alleges that Google developed Android and …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google, Just Cut The BS And Give The Gordon Gekko Speech Already  —  The past few days I've been bookmarking posts about Google, Verizon, and net neutrality to read later.  For the past few hours I've been doing that — and I've barely made a dent.  It seems that everyone who has ever written …
Discussion: Open Source Blog and BoomTown
RELATED:
Fred / A VC:
Regulation Strangulation  —  I've written a bit about net neutrality …
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:   Google's Lame Defense of its Net Neutrality Pact
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Axon Logic Hackintosh Tablet May Just Out-iPad The iPad  —  Back in April we heard word of an affordable hackintosh tablet called the Axon Haptic.  We were skeptical, since all we had was an anonymous tip and a render — something any 3D concept artist could have cooked up in an hour or two.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Launching Official Live Streaming Channel: Facebook Live  —  Today at 3 PM PST (6 EST), Facebook will unveil its new official live video streaming channel, Facebook Live.  To kick off the launch, actress America Ferrera will stop by Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
How Starbucks Plans to Capitalize on Free Wi-Fi  —  Starbucks stores nationwide now have free Wi-Fi, but details around the second piece to the coffee retailer's digital strategy — the Starbucks Digital Network — have been slim.  Here's how Starbucks plans to cater to digital consumers …
Boy Genius Report:
RIM holding conference call for customers, government officials to talk privacy  —  We've been alerted that a Research In Motion VP has sent out a letter to top business customers and government officials inviting them to join in a conference call bridge at 10:00 AM this morning.
Discussion: InformationWeek, Erictric and Reuters
RELATED:
Reuters:
India says Google, Skype, RIM must meet security needs
Justin James / TechRepublic Blogs:
Windows Phone 7 through a developer's eyes  —  Developer Justin James shares his perspective about the pros and the cons about development for Windows Phone 7.  Find out what he thinks could be the Achilles' heel for Windows Phone 7.
RELATED:
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 secret sauce: developers, developers, developers
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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:
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
ASUS prices 10-inch Android Eee Pad under $399, 8-inch Eee Tablet at $300, other tablets too  —  ASUS just dumped Windows Embedded Compact 7 for Android for its lower-end tablet devices, and CEO Jerry Shen is passing along the savings.  He's pledging that the 10-inch Eee Pad EP101TC …
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.
Royal Pingdom:
The top countries on Facebook (chart)  —  Facebook recently passed an incredible milestone, 500 million active users.  And it keeps growing.  —  Although Facebook initially focused on the United States, it soon turned its eyes towards the horizon and the rest of the world.
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.
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 …
Discussion: BaltTech
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
IBM buys Unica for $480 million  —  IBM said Friday it will buy Unica in a deal worth $480 million.  Unica makes marketing automation software.  —  With the move IBM adds another software company to its arsenal.  IBM recently acquired CoreMetrics and Sterling Commerce for its analytics lineup.
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 …
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
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.
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 …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:50 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: 
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Dell Accused of Concealing Evidence in PC Suit
Discussion: CNET News and Tech Trader Daily
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Data-visualization duo turns down Knight funding over open source
eMarketer:
What Makes Social Media Trustworthy?
Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Judge orders identities of commenters be revealed
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
WePay Raises $7.5 Million For Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform
Los Angeles Times:
Google accuses California of rigging bidding process for e-mail contract
Discussion: LiveSide.net
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Adds Graph API, OAuth 2.0 Integration to iOS SDK
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
January Jones  —  Regarding the idea that Apple may be preparing …
Thanks:atul
David Pogue / New York Times:
Call It ‘Creating Apps for Dummies’
Lizette Chapman / Fast Company:
Burning Man Defeats PayPal
Thanks:rawmeet
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft: IE9 beta coming September 15