Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:55 AM ET, September 14, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Wal-Mart introduces wireless plan under own brand  —  NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers.
RELATED:
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:   Walmart's data plans painfully expensive, not meant for geeks
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Acquired Imsense Ltd for HDR Capabilities in iOS 4.1 [Updated]  —  One of the most highly-publicized features of iOS 4.1, released last week, is the ability to take High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos, a feature which allows the iPhone 4's camera to capture a wider range of light intensity …
RELATED:
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
HDR photography with iPhone 4 and iOS 4.1: how good is it?
Discussion: Electronista and Imaging Insider
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Google Says Google Reader Is Doing Just Fine  —  We reported last week in the aftermath of IAC's decision to shut down Bloglines that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Reader was not doing that well either, citing the latest Hitwise figures which showed visits to the service down 27 percent year-over-year.
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Saying “RSS Is Dead” Is Dead, Saying “RSS Is Not Dead” Is Not — Today.
Discussion: Scripting News and PlagiarismToday
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
No, RSS Is Not Dead, and Neither Are RSS Readers
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: Galaxy Tab, red / white BlackBerry Torch and Samsung Focus hitting AT&T in Q4  —  Mmm, delicious.  That's the feeling we're left with after being inundated with yet another round of AT&T leaks, this time giving us insight at a few flagship devices on tap for the carrier's holiday push.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Video: New Amazon Kindle Ad Shows How Impossible It Is To Read The iPad In Direct Sunlight  —  Real Madrid v. Barcelona, Ali v. Frazier, and now Kindle v. iPad.  This here commercial illustrates, in humorous fashion, the fact that the iPad isn't nearly as easily visible in direct sunlight as the Kindle.
Ben Bowers / Engadget:
Google TV officially launching October 17th?  —  It's been no secret that Google TV is scheduled to arrive sometime this fall and we've already seen the Logitech Revue box hardware pass the FCC, but a tipster has just shared an internal Best Buy document with us disclosing …
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
V CAST App Store to compete with official Android Market?  —  Verizon Wireless loves apps.  In fact, Verizon loves them sooo much that they decided to create their own official app store, named V CAST Apps.  Many users with Android phones on Verizon might already notice a V CAST Apps tab under …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Five Words You Can Never Suggest On Google Instant  —  Like it or not, lots of people search for nude celebrities on Google.  But with Google's new Google Instant Search, those inclined to seek celebs in the buff have to figure out their queries without any help from Google.
RELATED:
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Google: Concerns over Instant unwarranted
Discussion: Neowin.net and PC World
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“The Social Network” Is Just as Brutal as Mark Zuckerberg Feared  —  It's hard to feel sorry for a billionaire.  But here I am, feeling bad for Mark Zuckerberg.  If you see the “The Social Network” you're probably going to feel bad for him, too.  —  I saw a screening of the movie last week …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel's walled garden plan to put A/V vendors out of business  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In describing the motivation behind Intel's recent purchase of McAfee for a packed-out audience at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel's Paul Otellini framed it as an effort to move the way the company approaches security …
Discussion: Computerworld, CNET News and TechEye
RELATED:
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel takes the wraps off its “Nvidia killer”
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Boxee Box ditches NVIDIA's Tegra 2 for Intel CE4100, pre-orders start today at $199  —  The wait for the Boxee Box is nearly over — pre-orders begin today — but before you drop a stack of change on D-Link's half-sunk cube, know that there's no longer an NVIDIA Tegra 2 under that tiny hood.
RELATED:
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Boxee Box: Intel Inside, Available for Preorder
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Twitter Apps Are Such Lousy Investments  —  The thousands of third-party apps built on Twitter's back have made Twitter a much more useful service, and have helped make Twitter worth more money.  —  But Twitter apps themselves are generally lousy investments, as we are seeing once again.
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AOL Said To Be Dialing Up Brizzly-Maker Thing Labs For An Acquisition
David / Signal vs. Noise:
Acquisition condolences  —  Every time a young, promising start-up is bought out by a stodgy, old incumbent, the world is flush with congratulations.  Congratulations to the team, island mojitos now await them.  Congratulations to the venture capitalist, their past nine flops can fade in the background for a week.
Anil Dash:
The Facebook Reckoning  —  There's a lengthy, excellent profile of Mark Zuckerberg, and by proxy Facebook, in this week's issue of the New Yorker, written by Jose Antonio Vargas.  In it, I'm quoted saying about Mark, “If you are twenty-six years old, you've been a golden child …
RELATED:
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Plan Debt Sale to Pay for Dividends, Buybacks  —  Microsoft Corp. is planning to sell debt this year to pay for dividends and share repurchases because too much of its cash is held overseas, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The company would try to raise …
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Research Carves Space-Time to Optimize Video for Any Size Screen  —  Videos come in different sizes, resolutions and aspect ratios; the problem is, so do screens.  Try to watch a video shot in a boxy 4:3 width to heighth ratio on your 16:9 HDTV, and things are going to look a little stretched out.
Discussion: Google Research Blog
New York Times:
After Negotiations, Israel Emerges on Twitter  —  MADRID — Israel has acquired the user name @israel on Twitter, the microblogging Internet service, from the Spanish owner of a pornographic Web site, in an unusual transaction intended to help Israel exercise more influence over its image.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Google Voice (GV Mobile) app submitted to App Store [Updated: New info]  —  We reported that Sean Kovacs, the developer of GV Mobile, may have gotten the heads up that his app would be re-approved to the App Store.  Well today, it looks like he submitted it.  —  Update:
Dianne de Guzman / Silicon Alley Insider:
Disney Hates On HTML5  —  Disney-ABC EVP Albert Cheng told a crowd at the Appnation conference today that HTML5 is “not ready” for ABC.  —  He gave two reasons:  — No room for ads.  Without the ability to insert ads, Disney-ABC has little interest in moving towards HTML5.
Discussion: Electronista
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Graph Your Inbox Visualizes Gmail Search Data on a Graph  —  Chrome: Graph Your Inbox is a fascinating Chrome extension that takes Gmail search queries and returns a graph displaying email frequency over time.  It may not sound sexy, but it can expose all sorts of interesting things about your communication.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and The Next Web
Daniel Brusilovsky / Teens in Tech:
App of the Day Brings Instant Search To The App Store  —  First YouTube Instant, then Stephen Ou's iTunes Instant, and now App Store Instant.  Jordan Satok, founder of App of the Day, has brought instant searching to the App Store, right within App of the Day.
Discussion: ZDNet, eWeek and Digital Media Wire, Thanks:danielbru
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 1:55 AM ET, September 14, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Sports science helps football players get back on the field  —  See how the Seattle Seahawks use data to help players work as hard at recovery as they do on game day.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
Move Beyond Email  —  It's the ultimate productivity killer for teams.  Find out how to move your business away from reliance on email to cloud-based collaboration.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
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: 
Lindsay Powers / Hollywood Reporter:
AOL: Jonas Bros. can ‘help redesign Internet’
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Dell shifts its focus back to larger businesses
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
YouTube Live Streaming Expansion is Exciting Though Today's Quality Was Spotty
Matthew Shaer / Christian Science Monitor:
T-Mobile Defy touted as a tank of a phone
Discussion: Android and Me
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Wireless Industry Attracts $312 Million In Venture Capital In Q2
San Francisco Chronicle:
Newsom wants law to require online city data
Discussion: NBC Bay Area, Thanks:atul
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Sensor Networks Top Social Networks for Big Data
Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why Isn't the Price of Broadband Obeying Moore's Law?
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
The Web Eclipses Print Newspapers as a News Source
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Count on Mobile to Be Part of Everything Google Does
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Now Accepts American Express Reward Points For Purchases
Discussion: Business Wire and The Next Web, Thanks:rawmeet
Brad Smith / TechNet Blogs:
Anti-Piracy Enforcement and NGOs
Apple:
iPad Wi-Fi Models Available in China on September 17