Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:30 AM ET, February 23, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Apple to Unveil iPad 2 on March 2 in San Francisco  —  To those who care intensely about this kind of stuff-which would be pretty much everyone in the tech ecosystem-Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely successful iPad …
RELATED:
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Rumors of iPad 2, iPhone 5 delays are not true
RELATED:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Sleeping OS X Lion Stirs  —  The iPad 2 nears!  An iPad 3 is on the horizon! iPhone 5 is coming!  Maybe an iPhone nano!  New MacBook Pros!  New iMacs!  Maybe even an Apple television!  Of all the Apple rumors out there right now, there's a odd lack of talk about something we know is coming — and soon: OS X Lion.
Discussion: MacRumors and Edible Apple
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Everything that can go wrong with Windows Phone 7 update does  —  It's amazing.  Given the importance that Microsoft's smartphone platform should have—not to mention the uphill struggle it faces against the iPhone and Android juggernauts—one would have thought that the company would make sure …
RELATED:
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
Microsoft pushing new Windows Phone update in 3 days to address “bricking” issue?
Discussion: GeekSmack
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP's new business laptops offer up to 32 hours of battery  —  Hewlett-Packard is announcing today a new family of laptops for business users with new industrial designs and one very interesting feature: a battery life of up to 32 hours.  —  The battery life number is getting interesting …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel to roll out ‘Light Peak’ tech Thursday  —  Intel on Thursday plans to roll out Light Peak, a high-speed connection technology that Apple is also likely to adopt, according to an industry source familiar with the details of the event.  —  Intel released a statement to the media today saying …
Xavier Ducrohet / Android Developers Blog:
Final Android 3.0 Platform and Updated SDK Tools  —  We are pleased to announce that the full SDK for Android 3.0 is now available to developers.  The APIs are final, and you can now develop apps targeting this new platform and publish them to Android Market.  The new API level is 11.
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Apple to roll out retail-based ‘Joint Venture’ service in coming weeks  —  There has been quite a bit of noise recently about a quarterly, morning meeting for Apple retail employees scheduled for this Sunday, February 27th.  Apple retail staffers have been asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement …
RELATED:
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's employee meeting may expand Genius support to small businesses
Discussion: TUAW and LAPTOP Magazine
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
New Final Cut Pro Is Real, And It's Spectacular (And It's Expected Spring 2011)  —  Because it seems like it's Apple rumor day I'd thought I'd throw my (very small) hat in the ring.  More than a year has passed since Final Cut Pro's last release and we've seen two reported Steve Jobs emails talking …
Discussion: AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
Mark Milian / CNN:
Apple in talks to improve sound quality of music downloads  —  San Francisco (CNN) — Apple and other digital music retailers are in discussions with record labels to improve the quality of the song files they sell, executives involved in the talks say.  —  As a result, online music stores …
Matt / Signal vs. Noise:
What happens after Yahoo acquires you  —  Whether it's Flickr, Delicious, MyBlogLog, or Upcoming, the post-purchase story is a similar one.  Both sides talk about all the wonderful things they will do together.  Then reality sets in.  They get bogged down trying to overcome integration obstacles …
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
YouTube Says It's in Talks to Show Live NBA, NHL Games  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube said it's in talks with the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League to broadcast live games, building on the popularity of cricket's Indian Premier League last year.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Goldman Sachs Pumps A Whopping $70M Into Virtualization Company AppSense  —  AppSense, which specializes in what it calls ‘user virtualization’ solutions, has raised $70 million in its very first round of funding.  Interestingly, the entire investment comes from one backer, Goldman Sachs …
Discussion: VatorNews
Matt Haber / San Francisco Chronicle:
More than a coffeehouse, it's a tech incubator  —  With its copious power outlets, Gouda-wrapped meatballs, and a curated magazine rack featuring vintage Steve Jobs covers, the Summit cafe sits at the intersection of San Francisco's three most conspicuous tribes: techies, foodies, and yuppies.
The Atlantic Wire:
It's War of the Silicon Valley Boosters  —  The battle between Silicon Valley's two biggest boosters has flared up again, The Atlantic Wire has learned.  It's an industry that takes its conferences very seriously: the conferences are where much of the business of launching, financing and selling new companies take place.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher and @jason
Guillermo Pont / Clicker Blog:
Amazon Prime Instant: A Closer Look  —  Today marks the launch of Amazon Prime Instant Video (which you can already find as a sorting option on Clicker, thanks to an early heads-up from our friends at Amazon), the company's entry into the “instant streaming” subscription market popularized …
Discussion: MediaMemo, Engadget and GMSV, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:oscar
RELATED:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Next Question: What's A Publishing App? … There's been so much confusion in the wake of Apple's new subscription billing policy for apps that Steve Jobs felt the need to issue the proclamation above via his preferred method, a personal email.  (It's his version of the burning bush).
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Consumer PC Sales Already Getting Hammered As Apple's iPad Takes The World By Storm  —  The tablet threat to the consumer PC market isn't some long-term abstract thing that might or might not happen over the next three years.  —  It's happening right now.  —  Take a look at these data points from recent earnings calls:
Discussion: The Tech Trade
Riley McDermid / VentureBeat:
Google yanks request for kids' social security numbers  —  What does Google need with (part of) your child's security number?  —  That's what privacy advocates were asking, prompting Google to withdraw a requirement that parents entering their children in its popular “Doodle-4-Google” …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Exclusive: Apple Halves Minimum iAd Buy  —  Apple set the bar high for its debut in the mobile advertising business, demanding a minimum spend of $1 million from advertisers looking to hawk their wares from its iAd platform.  It was a daunting premium for a nascent system, and one that limited its appeal to big-name companies.
Discussion: MacStories
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Puts the Smack Down on Another Popular App: Whither Twitter as a Platform?  —  This morning TwapperKeeper, the Twitter-based service that allowed users to create and export archives of Tweets around certain words or hashtags, announced that it would be shutting down a number of key features …
Discussion: SAI, @abraham and Twapper Keeper's Blog
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Facebook Poaches Google's Top Executive in Latin America  —  The fight for talent between Google and Facebook — or more precisely, the flow of Google employees to Facebook — is not just a Silicon Valley affair.  —  Facebook has hired Alexandre Hohagen, the top Google executive in Latin America …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Demand Media's First Earnings Report Includes an Actual Profit  —  Here's the first quarterly report card for the first big Web IPO of the year: Demand Media, dinged in the past for claiming profitability when that wasn't technically true, can now relax.  The company earned a bona fide $1 million …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FTC to review Apple iPhone in-app purchases  —  The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it will review the marketing and delivery of mobile applications that charge users for products and services, such as through Apple's iTunes store.  —  FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz wrote in a letter to Rep. Ed Markey …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:30 AM ET, February 23, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Zoho:
5 ways to make your employees feel valued on their work anniversary  —  Taking steps to recognize and celebrate your employees is a surefire way to assure them that they are on the right track.
Storyblok:
The only headless CMS with a visual editor  —  Devs get the flexibility to build experiences for any frontend, while content creators need no coding skills to edit content independently.
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: 
Mark McDonald / New York Times:
Home Internet May Get Even Faster in South Korea
Discussion: TechEye
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Dell to add Compellent's tiering technology to its storage
Discussion: eWeek and Business Wire
Daniel Luxemburg / ProgrammableWeb:
Foursquare Hackathon Builds On Platform's Momentum
Discussion: The Next Web
Reuters:
Huawei wins order in Motorola trade secrets case
Bob Brown / Computerworld:
Cisco names first COO as company reinvents itself
Therese Poletti / MarketWatch:
Tech IPOs start year with some momentum
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Tumblr Unveils Leader Board & Topic Navigation
Discussion: Tumblr Staff Blog and BloggingPro
Alex Payne / al3x:
Solving The Hacker News Problem
Discussion: Hacker News
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
New Windows Phone 7 ads feature ‘real time trials’ against rival devices
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Klout for Business: A Useful Metric -but an Incomplete View of Your Customer
Discussion: @jowyang and @eric_andersen
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Facebook threatens to sue Daily Mail over paedophile story