Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:45 AM ET, August 25, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Apple:
Letter from Steve Jobs  —  To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:  —  I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know.  Unfortunately, that day has come.  —  I hereby resign as CEO of Apple.
RELATED:
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Resigned  —  Reading around the web an hour ago, looking for confirmation of the then-minutes-old news that Steve Jobs had resigned as CEO, I repeatedly encountered and bridled each time at use of the adjective “shocking” to describe the announcement.  But my initial resentment was unwarranted.
Business Wire:
Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple  —  Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Apple's Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook …
Walt Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Essay: Jobs's Departure as CEO of Apple Is the End of an Extraordinary Era  —  Steve Jobs' resignation as Chief Executive Officer of Apple is the end of an extraordinary era, not just for Apple, but for the global technology industry in general.  Mr. Jobs is a historic business figure whose impact …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Steve Jobs's Best Quotes  —  Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO of Apple, the company he founded and turned into the largest technology company in the world.  Although his tenure as CEO will be remembered for ushering in fundamental changes in the way people interact with technology …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs and the sound of silence  —  Like many of my colleagues in Silicon Valley, I was having a fantastic day today.  It is crisp in the shade, warm in the sun.  The skies are a magical blue with puffy clouds floating like dreams.  And when all seemed to be going well, an email in my inbox …
Discussion: Reuters, Gizmodo and iDownloadBlog.com
The Business Insider:
These Apple Execs Will Run The Show Now That Steve Jobs Is Gone  —  After being on temporary medical leave since January, Steve Jobs resigned from Apple this afternoon.  —  While the news has knocked the company's stock down 5% after hours, it could be worse.
Discussion: @markgurman
Quora:   Why did Steve Jobs recommend Tim Cook to replace him as CEO rather than Jonathan Ive or Scott Forstall?
Robert Scoble / The Next Web:   A front row seat to Steve Jobs' career, by Robert Scoble.
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Apple's Stock: Looks Like Jobs's Departure Was Priced In
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
What Happens Next at Apple?
Discussion: Shiny Objects and CNET News
Mark Gurman / @markgurman:
Apple has updated its Executive Profile page to note Tim Cook as CEO, Jobs as Chairman of the Board http://t.co/PjAXNqU
Discussion: The Next Web
Tom Anderson / The Next Web:
How Google+ will succeed and why you'll use it whether you want to or not.  —  Editor's note: This is a guest post written by Tom Anderson, the founder & former President of MySpace.  Follow him on Google, Twitter, and Facebook.  —  There's been more than a few “Google+ is doomed” articles as of late.
Discussion: @carnage4life
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Anonymous Leaks Nude Pics of BART Spokesman  —  Anonymous has declared war on San Francisco's commuter subway system, BART.  They've staged protests and hacked website, but a leak of nude pics of a BART spokesman has taken things to another, more personal level.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Targets Instagram With Photo Filters  —  Get ready for the photo-filter wars to begin.  —  Facebook plans to add a series of photo filters to its mobile application in the coming months with the hopes of drawing off fans of Instagram, the popular photo-sharing application.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Dutch judge considers Apple's slide-to-unlock patent trivial and likely invalid  —  I previously reported on a preliminary injunction granted by a Dutch court today against the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones.  In its official reaction, Samsung underscored …
Discussion: iDownloadBlog.com
RELATED:
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Mixed decision for Apple: Dutch judge bans Samsung smartphones, not tablets
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intuit Partners With Verizon Wireless To Sell Square-Competitor GoPayment At Retail Stores  —  Inuit's GoPayment reader, which competes directly with Square, is making a significant move in the mobile payments space today, partnering with Verizon Wireless to sell its credit card readers …
Discussion: AllThingsD and ReadWriteWeb
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:45 AM ET, August 25, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Tribe AI:
“Data science is the last mile innovation for almost every industry on the planet.”  —  Turn your data into key insights with a handpicked team of top ML engineers, flexible engagements, and projects scoped for max impact.
Zoho:
Why single sign-on (SSO) is important for your business  —  Business applications usage is on the rise, with no sign of slowing down.  If you run any type of business, you'll likely be aware that there are a number …
Climate Draft:
Join, advise, or invest in climate startups in 2022  —  We're mobilizing top tech talent to work with leading climate startups.  Sign up to be the first to know about future Climate Drafts and how you can participate.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
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: 
Reuters:
FCC asks AT&T for more info on T-Mobile bid
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Verizon Wireless customers lose in court
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Benchmark plops down $7.6M to make CouchSurfing into a for-profit
Discussion: AllThingsD and TechCrunch
Bill Bishop / DigiCha:
Will Groupon China Expire?
Discussion: Bloomberg
David Streitfeld / Bits:
Amazon's Got a Deal for New York
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Blue For Facebook Sure Looks Like Color's Next Hue
Laura Hazard Owen / mocoNews:
Amazon Launches Kindle Daily Deals
Discussion: GeekWire
Mike Jennings / PC Pro:
Smartphone crapware: worse than laptops?
 Earlier Items: 
Tomio Geron / Forbes:
Enterprise Social Networking Company Jive Software Files S-1 For IPO
Discussion: MarketBrief, TechCrunch and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:adisn
Holman W. Jenkins Jr. / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and the Smartphone Wars
Discussion: Gizmodo, NBC Bay Area and IntoMobile
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zillow hits profitability, posts 116% revenue gain in first earnings report as a public company
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
Why Apple Went To Dusseldorf