Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:10 PM ET, July 24, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
RELATED:
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
Google Plus Has A Problem.  Fear Not: I Have A Solution  —  Google Plus is terrific.  I don't think it will ever be more than the Pepsi to Facebook's Coke, alas, but it's much slicker and better designed.  It's too bad that the service has sacrificed a pile of goodwill over the last week …
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Google Plus Deleting Accounts En Masse: No Clear Answers  —  A striking number of Google+ accounts have been deleted in the last 24 hours as the new social network struggles with its community standards policy around real names - alienating and frightening the people it aims to serve.
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
The Web's Stealth Presidential Race  —  Big names have quietly launched an Internet presidential race that will offer the winner a real election ballot spot in all 50 states.  Will this be 2012's spoiler?  —  Imagine what our election system might look like if it were designed today …
RELATED:
David Weigel / Slate:
F**kYouWashington  —  On Saturday night, aided by “a nice pinot noir,” the tech and business-of-news writer Jeff Jarvis started to tweet.  —  “Hey, Washington a**holes,” he wrote, “it's our country, our economy, our money.  Stop f**king with it.”  —  He started rolling.  Inspiration struck.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Make Way for the Radical Center  —  DID I mention that I've signed a pledge — just like those Republican congressmen who have signed written promises to different political enforcers not to raise taxes or permit same-sex marriage?  My pledge is to never vote for anyone stupid enough to sign a pledge …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Intellectual Ventures responds to This American Life exposé: ‘We fundamentally disagree’  —  Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding firm and invention house founded by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold, was already-well known in technology circles.
Discussion: The Business Insider and Slashdot
RELATED:
NPR:
Intellectual Ventures And The War Over Software Patents
Discussion: GeekWire
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
The Roku 2 Review  —  The original Roku media streamer launched back in the spring of 2008 as the “Netflix Player.”  In fact, the product was spun off from Netflix itself when Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood returned home... with his Netflix project team and funding in tow.
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung Smartphone Sales May Pass Apple  —  Samsung Electronics Co., the world's second-largest handset maker, may have surpassed Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) in smartphone sales in the second quarter, driven by the popularity of Android-based models, according to Boston- based Strategy Analytics.
Alex Hudson / BBC:
Podcasts: Who still listens to them?  —  Since becoming a buzzword more than five years ago, the term “podcasting” has largely disappeared from view as attention has increasingly turned to social media.  So why has such a popular technology received such a small amount of attention?
Discussion: @asymco
Killian Fox / Guardian:
Africa's mobile economic revolution  —  Half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone - and not just for talking.  The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare  —  Earlier this month, on a short bus ride through the centre of Kampala …
Discussion: textually.org
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Qunar Baidu Deal Closes.  How This Could Ripple Through Chinese Startups.  —  Chinese search giant Baidu's investment in Qunar officially closed this week, and the two teams are working on integrating Qunar's search results into Baidu's travel vertical now.
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
NoSQL is What?  —  I found myself reading NoSQL is a Premature Optimization a few minutes ago and threw up in my mouth a little.  That article is so far off base that I'm not even sure where to start, so I guess I'll go in order. … Uhm... WHAT?!  —  I've spent more than a few years using MySQL …
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
RELATED:
Bob Warfield / SmoothSpan Blog:   NoSQL is a Premature Optimization
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 8:10 PM ET, July 24, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
GDPR QUIZ: 13 Questions Every Marketer Should Answer  —  What is GDPR?  —  Why GDPR?  —  Who will be affected by GDPR?  —  No doubt you have already started answering these questions.
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: 
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
DOJ takes swipe at EFF over encryption passphrases
Andy Ihnatko / Andy Ihnatko's Celestial Waste …:
Making Desktop Webapps in Lion
Discussion: MacGazette.net
Cinthia Murphy / Hot Topics:
Global X Drafts Social Media ETF
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Hulu, Billed as Tomorrow's TV, Looks Boxed In Today
Discussion: Daily Patricia and I, Cringely
Guardian:
Hugo Chávez uses Twitter to run Venezuela from hospital bed
Discussion: Tecca