Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:45 PM ET, September 9, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Apple:
Statement by Apple on App Store Review Guidelines  —  The App Store℠ has revolutionized the way mobile applications are developed and distributed.  With over 250,000 apps and 6.5 billion downloads, the App Store has become the world's largest mobile application platform and App Store developers …
RELATED:
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Fingers Crossed: Google Voice May Be Returning To The App Store  —  On July 28 2009, a pair of iPhone applications that offered support for Google Voice were unceremoniously, and without warning, removed from Apple's App Store.  We then learned that Apple had blocked the official Google Voice application …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple's App Store Review Guidelines: 'we don't need any more fart apps'  —  Apple definitely surprised us this morning by relaxing its restrictions on third-party iOS development tools and publishing its app review guidelines, but that's nothing compared to the almost shockingly blunt tone of the guidelines themselves.
Omar Hamoui / Google Mobile Ads Blog:
An Update on Apple's Terms of Service  —  Today, Apple updated their iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.  Unlike the previous version, these new terms ensure that Apple's developers have the choice of a variety of advertising solutions (including Google's and AdMob's) to earn money and fund their apps.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A Taste of What's New in the Updated App Store License Agreement …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Seesmic Desktop Goes Beyond Twitter: Becomes a Platform for All Things Real Time  —  At last year's Microsoft PDC, Seesmic announced that it was working on a major Silverlight-based rewrite of its desktop clients for Windows and Mac.  After almost a year of development, the company just launched the final version of Seesmic Desktop 2.
RELATED:
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
With 40+ Customizable Plugins, Seesmic Desktop 2 Aggregates The Realtime Web  —  After a year's worth of work, Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur just announced the launch of Seesmic Desktop 2 (SD2), a desktop client that goes beyond Twitter; “We want to be the first platform for platforms,” says Le Meur.
Marcus Foster / Google Voice Blog:
Fast Access to Google Voice with Android Widgets  —  Mobile is all about getting super fast access to what you're looking for and Google Voice is no exception.  So, today we're releasing an update to the Android app, which gives you immediate access to your Google Voice Inbox and settings via two new home screen widgets.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Betaworks and The Times Plan a Social News Service  —  Something is stirring deep within the technology incubator Betaworks: A personalized news service called News.me that is being developed in collaboration with The New York Times.  —  On Thursday, a cryptic placeholder for the service went live.
Business Week:
The Man Who Makes Your iPhone  —  Foxconn founder Terry Gou might be regarded as Henry Ford reincarnated if only a dozen of his workers hadn't killed themselves this year.  An exclusive look inside a postmodern industrial empire  —  Tony Law  —  On a crushingly hot mid-August …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Maps for Android Gets Turn-By-Turn Walking Directions, Satellite Imagery  —  For smartphone owners, asking people on the street for directions is quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Why bother trying to remember a series of turns and landmarks when your phone can do that and more?
Reuters:
Judge rules for eBay over Craigslist rights plan  —  (Reuters) - A judge rescinded a protective measure adopted by the board of popular classifieds site Craigslist to block a potential hostile takeover by e-commerce site eBay Inc.  —  EBay had complained that the measure diluted its stake …
RELATED:
eBay:   eBay Victorious in Shareholder Dispute with Craigslist
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Commentary: Dear Craigslist, Grow Up  —  The website shuttered its U.S. “adult services” section.  If it really wants to fix the problem, it has to operate like the mainstream site it is  —  Serra Sippel is not accustomed to receiving large, unsolicited donations in the mail.
RELATED:
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
‘Censored’ Gone; Craigslist Could Go Before Congress
Discussion: SFGate
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: Windows Phone 7 launching 11 October  —  Pocket-lint told launch date by multiple sources  —  Multiple sources?familiar?with the matter have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Microsoft will launch its new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, on 11 October 2010.
Ben Gomes / The Official Google Blog:
Google Instant, behind the scenes  —  Yesterday we introduced Google Instant, a change to make search fast and interactive by showing you results instantly as you type.  With Instant we've turned search from a static HTML page into an AJAX application, just as we did with Google Maps and Gmail.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Google TV Will Have Its Own Instant Search  —  Ever since Google Instant launched yesterday, I've been asking myself, “Where have I seen this before?”  Today, it finally hit me: Google TV.  The TV platform set to launch this fall with initial devices from Logitech and Sony will put search front and center …
Discussion: Google Watch
RELATED:
Jerry Cain / Facebook Developer Blog:
New Like Button Features Mean More Opportunities for Liking  —  Since we launched social plugins in April, we've been listening to user feedback and working with developers to optimize the Like button to make it as seamless as possible for people to like content around the web and share it with their friends.
Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Passes Google In Time Spent On Site For First Time Ever  —  If Google wasn't already scared of Facebook, this ought to do the trick.  —  Time spent on Facebook was greater than time spent on Google sites in the U.S. in August for the first time in history, according to fresh data from comScore.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Is As Open As The Clenched Fist I'd Like To Punch The Carriers With  —  This past weekend, I wrote a post wondering if Android was surging in the U.S. market because Apple was letting it?  The main thought was that by remaining exclusively tied to AT&T, Apple was driving some users to choose Android …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Trying to Be Something You're Not: Works for Drag Queens, not for Google  —  Contrary to popular opinion, the reason Yahoo's metrics have been stagnant and its stock has lost half its value in the last two-and-a-half years isn't because Google did search better than Yahoo.
Jonny Evans's blog:
Interview: Apple's AirPlay is a big, big business  —  Perhaps you didn't see it, but Apple last week helped create a brand-new $15 billion business when it introduced its new AirPlay music streaming system, which it is licensing to third party developers.  —  AirPlay will mean anyone with an iPod …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft: No, Bing Is NOT Powering All Verizon Android Phones  —  Microsoft will have Bing installed as the default search engine on a number of Verizon Android-based smartphones in the future, but it will not be the exclusive search engine for Verizon's Android phones.
Reuters:
China's Alibaba Group may rethink Yahoo ties  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Alibaba Group said on Thursday it may re-evaluate its relationship with its largest stakeholder, Yahoo Inc, after a Yahoo Hong Kong executive was quoted as saying the firm may compete in the mainland online advertising market.
RELATED:
Doug Tsuruoka / IBD Click:   China's Alibaba Steps Into the News Business
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Rackspace Pulls The Plug On ‘Burn A Koran Day’ Church's Web Site (UPDATE: Burning Cancelled)  —  Surely by now you've heard of the Dove World Outreach Center, the Florida church that plans to hold a “Koran burning day” on September 11, the nine year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 11:45 PM ET, September 9, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Smartsheet's CEO: Our Software Market Is Still in Its Early Stages  —  During a talk with TheStreet, Mark Mader argues his firm's work execution platform still has a lot of headroom to displace manual business processes.
Zoho:
3 ways to bring in high-quality leads  —  This is a guest post by JotForm.  —  Gathering high-quality leads to convert into paying customers isn't the easiest thing to do.  From spambots to poorly created lead …
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.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
Open source ChatOps is here  —  Mattermost ChatOps brings you an end-to-end open source ChatOps suite that makes bringing your DevOps systems together simple, prescriptive, and open.
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: 
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Facebook Begins Reporting on ‘Social Context’ In Ads
Discussion: Inside Facebook
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
For-Profit Automattic Gives WordPress Trademark To Non-Profit Foundation
Discussion: Matt Mullenweg
Matthew Campbell / Bloomberg:
Google Promises New France Investment After Regulatory Battles
Caitlin Fitzsimmons / All Facebook:
Facebook Files For Patent Of Social CAPTCHAs
Discussion: Go Rumors
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Not All Android Tablets Will Get Android Market
Discussion: IntoMobile, Thanks:atul
Cari Tuna / Digits:
Mark Hurd to Speak at Oracle's Annual Conference
Discussion: Oracle
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Average Number Of Apps Downloaded To iPhone: 40, Android: 25
Discussion: eWeek
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft apologizes for spate of recent Online Services outages
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Did FTC Probe Cause Apple to Change App Rules? (UPDATED)
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Gizmodo, Thanks:rsingel
Nelson Minar / Nelson's Weblog:
Stop making social networks, Facebook won
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
iTunes Costs Apple $1 Billion to Run
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Like It or Not, Twitter Has Become a News Platform
Discussion: Andrew Lark