Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:10 AM ET, March 16, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Jeremy Doig / YouTube Blog:
Steady, as she goes: better video processing with Green Parrot Pictures  —  At YouTube, we see 35 hours of video uploaded to the site every minute from people all over the world.  Some videos are beautifully shot by professionals or aspiring filmmakers using the very latest in HD cameras and equipment.
RELATED:
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Acquires Green Parrot Pictures  —  Google has acquired Green Parrot Pictures, an Irish company that makes tools to manipulate digital video and images.  —  The acquisition is apparently being driven by YouTube, which could use Green Parrot's tools to help users make their videos better.
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Making Twitter more secure: HTTPS  —  Today, we're taking an important step to make it easier to manage the security of your Twitter experience - we are adding a user setting that lets you always use HTTPS when accessing Twitter.com.  Using HTTPS for your favorite Internet services …
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
TouchPad set for a June release, priced from $499; 7-inch coming in September?  —  HP was and has remained mum on the pricing and release timeframe (planned for “summer") for their TouchPad tablet, but we've got a few more details on that matter.  A major US retailer is getting their employees ready …
Oliver Burkeman / Guardian:
The internet is over  —  Oliver Burkeman went to Texas to the South by Southwest festival of film, music and technology, in search of the next big idea.  After three days he found it: the boundary between ‘real life’ and ‘online’ has disappeared  —  If my grandchildren ever ask …
Discussion: Gawker and Local Media Watch
RELATED:
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:   SXSW 2011: Great for Networking, But No Technology Breakthroughs
Kyle Thibaut / CrunchGear:
Netflix Gets Into The Original Content Game, Buys Upcoming Show For A Rumored $100m  —  Netflix got its start as the red-envelope movie rental service, later turning into the video streaming authority (bankrupting Blockbuster in the process), and now may be making yet another major move: bankrolling original content.
RELATED:
Google Mobile Blog:
Google Search app for iPhone—a new name and a new look  —  If you need to do a Google search on your iPhone or iPod touch it's now faster and easier when you use our redesigned Google Search app, formerly Google Mobile App.  If you've been using Google Mobile App for a while, you'll notice that things look different.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: The most modern browser there is: Internet Explorer 9 reviewed  —  When Microsoft first introduced Internet Explorer 9 at PDC in November 2009, it didn't show much.  A few benchmarks, some talk about the technologies that the browser would use, and a little information about the direction that development would take.
RELATED:
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Internet Explorer 9 gets WebM support with ‘preview’ plug-in from Google, internet video gets more friendly
Discussion: Webmonkey and The Register
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
AOL Asks Us If We Can Tone It Down  —  Earlier this week I interviewed Duncan Jones and Jake Gyllenhaal at SXSW, at the press junket for their movie The Source Code.  While the film doesn't have a huge tech angle other than the title, I thought it might be good video content for TCTV …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Verizon grabs 12% of U.S. iPhone market in just one month  —  Mobile analytics company Chitika has been keeping a running tally of just how many iPhones are running on both AT&T and Verizon.  Using the data flowing across its ad network, the company has calculated that almost 1 out of every 8 iPhones …
Erik Sherman / Wired In Blog| BNET:
New Facebook Patent: the Huge Implications of Curated Search  —  For some time, Facebook has been interested in semantic search — using its social graph and immense amount of information about its users to deliver search results.  Some have dismissed the effort, but that's premature …
Marc Parry / Wired Campus:
Colleges Discriminate Against the Blind With Google Apps, Advocates Say  —  Many colleges find Google's free e-mail and word-processing services irresistible.  —  Blind professors and students find them to be something else: inaccessible.  —  That's the accusation of a civil-rights complaint filed today …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launching Local Deals Subscription Service  —  Facebook is showing a special story in the news feed urging users to subscribe to updates about its Deals location-based check-in rewards program, and to invite their friends to subscribe too.  A link in the story leads to a new subscription page …
Discussion: PC World and TechCrunch
Bloomberg:
Zillow Is Said to Hire Citigroup to Manage Initial Share Sale  —  Zillow Inc., an online real-estate information service, has hired Citigroup Inc. to manage its initial public offering, three people with knowledge of the company's plans said.  —  The exact timing of an IPO filing …
Discussion: eMoney and GeekWire
Bloomberg:
LivingSocial Is Said to Seek Funding Valuing Daily-Deal Site at $2 Billion  —  LivingSocial, the second-biggest website for daily coupons, is close to raising as much as $400 million in funding that would value the company at more than $2 billion, two people familiar with the matter said.
RELATED:
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Living Social Wants To Raise Another HUGE Round
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
San Francisco Doing Everything It Can To Drive Zynga And Twitter Away  —  Update: See San Francisco Controller Publishes Candid Report On How Badly They Need Twitter  —  San Francisco, unlike most other cities in Silicon Valley, has a 1.5% payroll tax.  And even more stunning …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Facebook Takes Another Swing At Web Video: Live Streaming Major League Baseball  —  Last week, you could rent a movie on Facebook.  Today, you can watch a live pro baseball game on the site.  —  Still think Facebook can't be a big player in Web video?  —  You can watch the game …
Mike Loukides / O'Reilly Radar:
What has Twitter become?  —  At O'Reilly, we've long believed that one criterion for long-term success is creating more value than you capture.  When you do so, you create the possibility for an ecosystem that's larger than you are.  You create a healthy environment in which you, your partners, and even your competitors can thrive.
Discussion: @cdixon, @cdixon and Computerworld
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
No More Starred Results in Google Search  —  Last year, Google replaced SearchWiki with starred results.  You only had to click on a star to bookmark a search result and to quickly find it later.  —  Unfortunately, this feature is no longer available and you have to find other ways …
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Beware the spyware model of technology - its flaws are built in  —  Computers are increasingly designed to control and spy on us - the question isn't whether these control measures will fail but when, and who will hijack them  —  Technology regulation is notoriously tricky.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Study: Mobile Ad-Tracking Systems Are “Blind” To 80 Percent Of Apple iOS Devices  —  Apple mobile iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches) are used by 130 million people, but they present a huge blindspot to advertisers.  All Apple mobile devices use the Safari browser, as do millions of Apple laptop and desktop computers.
Discussion: Comments on
Adam Feldman / Google Code Blog:
Improving the security of Google APIs with SSL  —  We at Google go to great lengths to ensure every step is taken to protect our users' data.  As part of our ongoing effort to improve security everywhere, we will start requiring the use of SSL in many products.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google's the Largest Torrent Search Engine, isoHunt Tells Court  —  Last month search giant Google got involved in a BitTorrent case for the first time in its history.  The company took interest in the ongoing court case between isoHunt and the MPAA, fearing that the standing injunction …
Ben Yoskovitz / Next Montreal:
Zappos Stops Shipping to Canada  —  E-commerce in Canada generally sucks.  The selection is crappier on the Canadian equivalent of U.S.-based stores (think: Amazon), shipping is more expensive and the overall experience is much worse than in the U.S. And now, Zappos is shutting down completely in Canada.
Discussion: Pulse2
Don Clark / Digits:
Intel, Facebook Talk Up New “Micro” Servers  —  Intel, once known mainly for pushing computing performance to the limit, now also designs chips to help save power and space in computer rooms.  Major purchasers of server systems, including Facebook, seem to be listening.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 4:10 AM ET, March 16, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Smartsheet:
Are your technology investments slowing your business down?  —  As technology spend rises across industries, productivity remains flat.  Are your technology investments helping or hurting your productivity?  Read the report.
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:
The Art of Making Informed Decisions  —  With social media taking over the world and information becoming more accessible on the internet, recruiters are having a field day.  However, this information is only useful when it can be fully understood.
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 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.
Mattermost:
The teams behind legendary game titles Halo, Destiny, and others use Mattermost to collaborate.  —  Game studios like Bungie, Wargaming, and Valve keep trade secrets private behind their firewalls.
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: 
Bill Slawski / SEO by the Sea:
The First PageRank Patent and the Newest
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Adobe issues warning for critical Flash Player, Adobe Reader vulnerability
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's How The Japan Crisis Could Affect Apple iPad 2 Production And Other Tech Supply Chains
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Apple opens iPad to iAds
Discussion: MacStories and AdAge
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Etsy reacts to user outrage, makes changes to feedback system
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Teams Up With Snaptu To Launch Smartphone-Like App For Feature Phones
 Earlier Items: 
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Obama admin calls for more ICANN accountability
Discussion: Techdirt
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Postpones iPad 2 Launch in Japan
Chipworks:
Apple A5 - Samsung, not TSMC
Anna Mongayt / Google Enterprise Blog:
New Google Apps feature release process