Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:25 AM ET, October 13, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Siri says some weird things  —  Look, I'm not going to go into great detail about what I've been doing with Siri during my testing period, but I will tell you this — Siri says some crazy stuff.  —  Hit the gallery below for a look at a number of bizarre items the AI / voice recognition …
RELATED:
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Outlook 2010 PC?  It's iCloud Or Google Calendar Sync, Not Both - And Outlook 2011 Mac Gets No Love  —  I live a complicated Calendar life.  I keep my schedule in Outlook 2010 on my PC, which syncs to the cloud through Google Calendar but can't talk to Outlook 2011 on my Mac, which I use for travel.
Discussion: @stshank
Dylan Love / Business Insider:
Updating To iOS 5 Has Been A Massive Headache
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch  —  As New Companies Proliferate, Financing Is Drying Up; Some Founders Seek Bridge Loans,  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Amid a glut of Web start-ups, some strains are starting to show.  —  For most of this year, a start-up fever, fueled by Facebook Inc. and others, has gripped Silicon Valley.
RELATED:
Fred / A VC:
What We Are Seeing  —  The Wall Street Journal has a story out today that says “Web Startups Hit Cash Crunch.”  There has been a fair bit of reaction in the tech blogs and I thought I'd toss into the discussion some things we are seeing:  —  1) There are so many startups out there raising money.
Bryce Roberts / BRYCE DOT VC:   The Pig Passing Through The Python
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Web “Start-Ups” Hit Cash Crunch. Or Don't, Depending On Whom You Ask
John Cook / GeekWire:
Venture capital on pace for biggest year since dot-com era
Discussion: CB Insights and CNET News
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google Engineer: “Google+ is a Prime Example of Our Complete Failure to Understand Platforms”  —  Last night, high-profile Google engineer Steve Yegge mistakenly posted a long rant about working at Amazon and Google's own issues with creating platforms on Google+.
RELATED:
Steve Yegge / Google+:
Hi external-world folks,  —  I posted a long opinionated rant tonight about how I think Google could be doing a much better job of thinking from the ground up in terms of services rather than products.  Sadly, it was intended to be an internal post, visible to everybody at Google, but not externally.
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Google engineer calls Google+ a “pathetic afterthought” and “knee-jerk reaction”
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
BlackBerry Picked the Wrong Day to Die  —  There's no such thing as a good time for RIM to leave half its customers without messaging or internet.  But the problem's been getting worse, not better—on the day that Apple makes its strongest case for total dominance.
RELATED:
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
RIM: Right now we're letting you down, here's what's actually going on with BlackBerry service
Discussion: AllThingsD and Reuters, Thanks:alex_clough
Business Week:
Scott Forstall, the Sorcerer's Apprentice at Apple  —  The iOS chief is a lot like his mentor Steve Jobs: brilliant, presents well, a tenacious infighter—arguably just the taskmaster Apple needs to stay on top  —  The deteriorating health of Steve Jobs loomed over Apple's Oct. 4 press event …
Discussion: SplatF, 9to5Mac and MacRumors
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer  —  Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness.  No further details are available at the time of this blog post.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
“We Are Absolutely in a Feature Race,” Says Bradley Horowitz of Google+  —  As Facebook changes to become more about personal expression and oversharing, and Twitter maintains it will stay simple rather than get caught up in a feature race, how will Google+ respond?
Discussion: Business Insider
RELATED:
Foursquare Blog:
The real world, now in real-time!  Say hi to foursquare Radar!  —  [The new version should be available in the App Store soon!  Thanks for your patience]  —  The initial vision for foursquare centered around one question: can we build something to help make the world easier to use.
RELATED:
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Foursquare launches version 4.0 with real-time geolocation alerts
Discussion: Gizmodo UK and Lifehacker
Jonathan Seff / Macworld:
Apple TV 4.4 update adds Photo Stream, NHL, and more  —  As part of its barrage of updates on Wednesday, Apple bumped the second-generation Apple TV's software to version 4.4, bringing with it support for Photo Stream, AirPlay mirroring, NHL hockey, Wall Street Journal content, and more.
RELATED:
Dan Moren / Macworld:
iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Apple prepping movie cloud service  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to put movies in the cloud, entering a market in which it may be both competitor and ally to a similar offering backed by most Hollywood studios.  —  Representatives of the iPhone and iPad maker have been meeting with studios …
Ramzi Amri / Quora:
Why did Steve Jobs choose not to effectively treat his cancer?  —  Answer: I hesitated a long time before addressing this topic, but now that someone asked me to, I'll just do it.  To avoid any risks of bias, let me start by stating that all the details on Jobs specific case are based on secondary sources …
Reuters:
AOL CEO pitches investors on Yahoo deal: sources  —  (Reuters) - AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong has been meeting with top shareholders in the past couple of weeks to push the idea of a sale to Yahoo Inc that could wring up to $1.5 billion of cost savings, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Windows Phone, a year on  —  Windows Phone is in limbo.  The company acknowledged that it has performed below expectations.  During the last quarter for which we have data (ending June) I have an estimate that Windows Phone sold only 1.4 million units (Gartner's sell-through analysis suggests 1.7 million).
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
A conversation with Woz  —  Last week, in the course of reporting articles for Newsweek on the death of Steve Jobs, I spent two hours on the phone with Steve Wozniak, Apple's co-founder.  Woz reminisced about his friendship with 16-year-old Steve Jobs, their early days listening to Dylan bootlegs and what it was like as Apple took off.
Discussion: Business Insider
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Said Not to Plan Acquisition of Akamai  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) isn't planning to acquire Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM), two people familiar with the matter said, countering a report in Business Insider that fueled speculation a takeover may be imminent.
Discussion: Business Insider
RELATED:
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Sources All Over The Ad Tech Industry Think Google Is Going To Buy Akamai
Discussion: Electronista and The Tech Trade
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:25 AM ET, October 13, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Tribe AI:
We believe learning, compensation and impact can coexist  —  We're Tribe AI, a collective of top machine learning engineers, data scientists and PMs.  Join us and monetize your skills through consulting.
Zoho:
Introducing sections and advanced layouts in Writer ✨  —  The ability to create sections—separate parts with independent layouts and properties unique to the rest of the document—is something a lot of you have been requesting for a while now.
Oura:
Ten Tips to get Better, Deeper Sleep  —  Want to feel more rested in the morning?  This weekend, try these strategies and see what works for you.
Intel:
Mobileye's new lidar system-on-a-chip bolsters Intel's XPU strategy  —  Intel's multi-dimensional roadmap is delivering now the computing and intelligence that will be required for our connected future.
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: 
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Crowdsourced Learning Platform Udemy Raises $3 Million From Lightbank And Others
Discussion: CNET News, VatorNews and MediaFile
Kate Russell / The Next Web:
Who owns the Internet?  —  The simple answer to that question is nobody; and everybody.
Nick Wingfield / Bits:
Snubbed by Apple, T-Mobile Looks Beyond the iPhone
Zee / The Next Web:
Diaspora asks users for $25 donation to keep it alive. Will you donate?
Reuters:
Australia court stops sale of Samsung tablets in Apple dispute
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt Finally Appears On Google+
Discussion: 9to5Google, CNET News and Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Exclusive: Hands-on with Amazon Locker, now working
Discussion: SlashGear, Asiajin and Gizmodo, Thanks:johnhcook
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
With X.commerce, eBay eyes a bigger prize as sales enabler
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Winklevoss Twins to Pay $13 Million to Lawyers for Facebook Settlement
Matt Mullenweg:
What's Next for Apple
Discussion: Daily Patricia and SplatF