Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:50 AM ET, January 21, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Eric Schmidt / The Official Google Blog:
An update from the Chairman  —  When I joined Google in 2001 I never imagined—even in my wildest dreams—that we would get as far, as fast as we have today.  Search has quite literally changed people's lives—increasing the collective sum of the world's knowledge and revolutionizing advertising in the process.
RELATED:
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results and Management Changes  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.  —  “Q4 marked a terrific end to a stellar year,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Interview With Eric Schmidt, Larry Page And Sergey Brin  —  Late last summer we were ready to break a big story - that Eric Schmidt would be stepping down as the CEO of Google.  Multiple sources and all that jazz.  The basic story was that he was tired (who wouldn't be) …
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Google's Stock Under Eric Schmidt  —  Eric Schmidt announced that he was moving from CEO of Google to Executive Chairman, handing over the reigns of the company to Larry Page.  —  Under Schmidt's watch Google's stock exploded, but over the last year, it has flattened.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Eric Schmidt, Google's outgoing CEO, to cash out shares worth $335 million  —  Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, who is stepping down in April, is planning to sell 534,000 shares in the company over the next year in a cash-out move that could be worth about $335 million.
Discussion: Mashable!, SAI and paidContent
Harry McCracken / Techland:
The Eric Schmidt Era: Google 2001 vs. Google 2011
Discussion: Technologizer
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google to Launch Groupon Competitor [EXCLUSIVE]  —  Google is preparing launch Google Offers, the search giant's Groupon competitor, Mashable has learned.  We have the documents to prove it.  One of our sources has sent us a confidential fact sheet straight from the Googleplex about the company's new group buying service.
RELATED:
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Confirmed: Google Readies “Google Offers” Groupon Clone  —  Google is about to launch a Groupon clone according to Mashable.  Called “Google Offers,” the blog showed some promotional collateral that presents a very Groupon-like daily deal offering: [Google Offers Image] As everyone reading this knows …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Google Offers won't kill Groupon, and that's exactly the point.  —  The adage in tech used to be “what if Google built it?”  The idea was that if Google built something, then you couldn't possibly compete.  Strangely, despite the success of many similar, successful products …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Internet Evolution
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera:
Via @sea, Google hosts a “Google Offers” logo, and here it is: http://goo.gl/dGaB0
Discussion: Fortune
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Tweets can now become Techmeme headlines or discussion.  So tweet away.  —  For as long as newsmakers have used Twitter, tweets have broken news stories.  And yet for Techmeme, linking directly to tweets was never imperative - after all most newsworthy tweets are blogged within minutes, moreover with helpful context.
RELATED:
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Tweets Hit Techmeme, Bloggers in a Tizzy
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera:
We're now including tweets on Techmeme and this will be the first one. @-reply with something clever to join the Discussion!
Kyle / iFixit Blog:
Apple's Diabolical Plan to Screw Your iPhone  —  Expecting to be one of the first people in the world to buy the iPhone 4, I was dispatched to Japan for its release last June.  Much to the dismay of thousands of Japanese with similar intentions, my mission was thwarted …
RELATED:
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Meet Apple's New Boss, The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley  —  It looks increasingly like Steve Jobs' reign at Apple is over.  If the CEO doesn't return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Verizon's First iPhone Commercial: It Begins  —  Well that didn't take long.  Here it is, the first Verizon iPhone commercial.  —  As you can see, the focus is on clock — the first one on 11:59 — implying that people in all different walks of life are waiting for something.
Ben Popper / New York Observer:
Neverware Means Never Buying a New Computer Again  —  There is something odd about the computer Jonathan Hefter keeps at his desk in the Dogpatch Labs tech incubator just off of Union Square.  The space is filled with employees from some of New York's most promising startups …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
SkyFire Pulls In Another Million Bucks With The Launch Of SkyFire For iPad  —  Up until recently, the revenue model for SkyFire's smartphone browser (you know, the one that converts Flash Video on-the-fly for playback on handsets that otherwise could never touch it?) wasn't too clear.
Justin Scott / Mozilla Add-ons Blog:
Blocking the Skype Toolbar in Firefox  —  The Skype Toolbar for Firefox is an extension that detects phone numbers in web pages, and re-renders them as a clickable button that can be used to dial the number using the Skype desktop application.  This extension is bundled with the Skype application …
Discussion: TechRaga and Skype Journal
comScore, Inc.:
Email Evolution: Web-based Email Shows Signs of Decline in the U.S. While Mobile Email Usage on the Rise  —  Growing Number of Communication Channels Prompts Shift in Consumers' Email Behavior  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released results …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
With anti-Zynga strategy, Kabam raises $30M for social games  —  The social gaming Gold Rush continues, and not all of the money is flowing into the pockets of Zynga, the biggest social game company on Facebook.  Kabam, which has built its business in a very un-Zynga way …
YouTube Blog:
New YouTube homepage launches to all users  —  You may have noticed we've been experimenting with a new YouTube homepage.  After countless user studies and community surveys, one thing came in loud and clear: the homepage in its current form doesn't mean much to most of you, and could be more personally relevant.
Discussion: Chris Pirillo, Techie Buzz and GigaOM
Arik Hesseldahl / New Enterprise:
Meg Whitman, Patricia Russo Among Five Joining HP Board  —  Former EBay CEO Meg Whitman, and former Alcatel-Lucent CEO Patricia Russo were among five new directors named to the board of directors at Hewlett-Packard.  The other three at Shumeet Banerji, CEO of Booz and Co …
Discussion: New York Times, eWeek and Bloomberg
Riley McDermid / VentureBeat:
VCs roared back in 2010, investing the most money since 2007  —  Venture capitalists invested the most money last year since 2007, pumping $21.8 billion into 3,277 deals in 2010, according to a MoneyTree Report released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.
Discussion: GigaOM
Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
NY Times to Charge Less Than $20/Month for Web Access  —  New York Times Co. will charge readers less than $20 a month for full access to its namesake newspaper on the Web when the company introduces its paid service, a person familiar with the matter said.  —  The price has been set at less …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
What a Stolen Credit Card Costs on the Digital Black Market  —  Cybercriminals have gotten so sophisticated recently that their operations are almost indistinguishable from the legit businesses they rip off.  Here's a “menu” of services offered by cybercriminals, including working physical credit cards …
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Microsoft and Google in a War of “Nines”  —  Last week, Google issued a controversial announcement, claiming that the Gmail portion of its Google Apps service had achieved 99.984 percent uptime in 2010.  That's a pretty fantastical claim, especially when you consider that most Google Apps customers aren't even paying for the service.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Survey: Only 25% Want to Share TV Habits With Friends  —  When Facebook recently added Clicker - the TV guide for Internet video - to its Instant Personalization program, we wrote that it was a “smart next step for the program” because now you could find out what your friends were watching and …
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade and SideReel Blog
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Confirmed: iPad 3G launching soon in China  —  This morning the Apple iPad 3G was approved for sale in China by the Chinese government and now an Apple spokesperson has confirmed that Apple will be releasing a 3G version of their tablet into the Chinese market.
Discussion: The Next Web
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:50 AM ET, January 21, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
All the 11s  —  Rene Ritchie has all three iPhone 11s and talks about the tri-lens camera, battery life, and how they stack up against each other.  Subscribe to the MacBreak Weekly podcast.
Zoho:
A better way of providing quality customer service with iOS 13  —  This year's Apple Special had the internet buzzing as it announced the release of iOS 13, the latest update for iPhones.
AWS Startups:
Shaping Your Startup Culture to Thrive  —  Our panel of experts at our AWS Loft in New York, including folks from Buzzfeed, Enigma, and Value Culture, discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Will Smith and Ang Lee are coming to Disrupt SF this October 2-4  —  We'll talk to Lee and Smith about what it was like working with these effects, and how else they could change the way movies get made.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
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: 
John August:
On Google, and evil  —  A few months ago, I was approached to write a movie about Google.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Mass shipments of iPad 2 now expected in April
Discussion: DigiTimes and Electronista
Bloomberg:
LinkedIn Said to Be Worth Almost $3 Billion in Secondary Sale
Brooks / SPORTSbyBROOKS:
Sporting News Paid AOL Millions To Drop Fanhouse
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
In Race to Market, It Pays to Be Latecomer
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple's $3.9 Billion Investment Was in LCD Displays?
Discussion: CrunchGear
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Post Insights Go Real Time
Discussion: The Next Web and Inside Facebook
 Earlier Items: 
Denise Leung / Flickr Blog:
Login to Flickr with your Facebook Account!
Verizon:
Verizon Files Appeal in Federal Court Regarding FCC Net Neutrality Order
BBC:
Web images to get expiration date
Discussion: iGeneration Blog
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Considers Integrating a Display into their Magic Mouse
Discussion: SlashGear, Gizmodo and MacStories
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Gets Sued For Letting Famous People Interact Online
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
T-Mobile Confirms Sidekick 4G, Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Billionaire Eduardo Saverin Leads Qwiki's $8 Million Round
Discussion: SelectStart and MediaPost