Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:50 AM ET, November 24, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's Black Friday 2011 deals revealed: discounts on iPad, iPod, iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and accessories  —  A trusted tipster has provided us with the details on Apple's Black Friday (November 25th) 2011 sale.  The sale is very similar to Apple's offerings in past years …
RELATED:
Carl Franzen / TPM Idea Lab:
Hackers Leak Facebook Law Enforcement Guidelines  —  A group of hackers claiming to represent Anonymous's Antisec movement hijacked two Gmail accounts belonging to a retired California Department of Justice cybercrimes investigator, now a private investigator, and on November 18 published 38,000 private emails …
RELATED:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
“Leaked” Facebook Law Enforcement Guides Already Available, Still Bad For PR  —  Several news outlets today wrongly reported that Anonymous Antisec hackers had leaked “newly available” Facebook law enforcement guidelines that explain how and what data can be obtained by officials with a subpoena, warrant, or court order.
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:joshconstine
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Now Censors The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, 4Shared and More  —  Since January 2011, Google has been filtering “piracy-related” terms from its ‘Autocomplete’ and ‘Instant’ services.  —  Google users searching for terms like “torrent”, “BitTorrent” and “RapidShare” will notice that no suggestions …
Discussion: SlashGear and Pulse2
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Microsoft's Craig Mundie On Siri: Been There, Done That (Video)  —  Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie isn't nearly as impressed with Siri, the voice recognition interface for the Apple iPhone 4S, as a lot of other people.  Mundie, in fact, contends that Apple …
Michael J. de la Merced / DealBook:
Microsoft Signs Nondisclosure Agreement With Yahoo  —  Microsoft has signed a nondisclosure agreement with Yahoo, according to a person briefed on the matter, formally lining itself up as another potential bidder for the struggling Internet company.  —  By signing the agreement …
RELATED:
Eric Jackson / Tech and China:
Why Yahoo!'s Board Wants A Deal Before January 7th
Discussion: Business Insider
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Removes Game Subscription Plan  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) removed Big Fish Games Inc.'s subscription service from its App Store, reversing a move that would have given iPad users access to dozens of video games for a monthly fee.  —  “We were notified that the app was removed,” said Paul Thelen …
Minjae Ormes / YouTube Blog:
Welcoming your favorite Disney movies to rent on YouTube  —  Today, the first of hundreds of The Walt Disney Studios movies from Disney, Disney  ·Pixar and DreamWorks Studios are coming to YouTube.  These titles join thousands of full-length feature films from major Hollywood studios …
E! Online:
Steve Jobs Movie: “Something I'm Strongly Considering,” Says Social Network's Aaron Sorkin  —  Aaron Sorkin is taking on one tech mogul at a time!  Earlier this year, Sorkin won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his Facebook flick The Social Network.
Business Week:
Palantir, the Vanguard of Cyberterror Security  —  The Silicon Valley up-and-comer fuses fingerprints, DNA, video, and manifold other data to provide the best heads-up technology yet  —  In October, a foreign national named Mike Fikri purchased a one-way plane ticket from Cairo to Miami, where he rented a condo.
Discussion: Beyond Search and Business Insider
Caroline Ross / MIT:
Important step toward computing with light  —  Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.  —  David L. Chandler, MIT News Office  —  There has been enormous progress in recent years toward the development of photonic chips …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Exhibit on Display at U.S. Patent Office Museum  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week opened a new exhibit honoring Steve Jobs at its museum in Alexandria, Virginia.  Located in the atrium of the office's Madison Building headquarters, the free museum offers interactive exhibits …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Barack Obama Joins Google+, White House Itself Still Not There  —  First Britney Spears takes the top Google+ spot away from Google CEO Larry Page today.  Now the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has opened an account.  —  Not Yet Verified, But Yes, Real  —  Is it really him?
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Television Could Be Ready for Commercial Production by Feb. 2012  —  There may be more to Apple's developing relationship with Sharp than simple supply-chain diversification and OLED panels for future iPhones and iPads.  The Japanese company is said to be playing a role in the production of the long-rumored Apple television.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
As Investors Flee Groupon, Outlook for I.P.O.'s Darkens  —  Unable to break a three-day slide, shares of Groupon tumbled again on Wednesday, as more investors dumped shares.  —  For the first time since it went public earlier this month, Groupon broke below its offering price of $20 per share.
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Personal Audio strikes again, has the Kindle Fire in its patent trolling sights  —  'Tis the season for reflecting upon our many gifts in life and giving thanks for them.  If you're Personal Audio, however, once you've thanked your lucky stars that you own a patent on musical playlists …
Discussion: paidContent, The Register and BGR
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Cisco to HP: Please Stop Suing Those Employees We Poach  —  Networking giant Cisco Systems would like to stop hearing so often from lawyers at rival Hewlett-Packard.  More specifically, it would like HP to stop suing ex-HP employees seeking jobs at Cisco.  —  In a Cisco blog post …
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
IPOs stoke San Francisco housing market  —  (Reuters) - Adam Holm has been looking to sell his three-bedroom Victorian house in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood all year, but he needs one thing to happen first: gaming-company Zynga's initial public offering.
Steve Silberman / NeuroTribes:
The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face  —  Graphical interface pioneer Susan Kare, photo by R.J. Muna  —  Point, click.  —  The gestures and metaphors of icon-driven computing feel so natural and effortless to us now, it seems strange to recall navigating in the digital world any other way.
Discussion: TUAW, Laughing Squid and The Next Web
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Carrier IQ retracts cease and desist letter sent to security researcher, says it doesn't track Android users  —  It looks like the unabashed fury of the Android hacking community was too much for data-collection developer Carrier IQ to take: the company has apologized and retracted the cease …
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Amazon, EBay Pop Up on Retail's Turf to Grab Holiday Sales: Tech  —  Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc., aiming to get more consumers to shop online this holiday season, are taking their fight to brick-and-mortar retailers' home turf on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.
Discussion: GeekWire
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:50 AM ET, November 24, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Tribe AI:
Build AI that works  —  Tribe builds tech for top AI companies.  Get in touch to learn how our bench of 500+ engineers and researchers can accelerate your roadmap.
Kulkan Security:
Hire Kulkan as your penetration testing partner  —  Kulkan prioritizes deep-dive manual security reviews, dissecting your software and infrastructure to find issues that once remediated can truly reduce security risk.
Zoho:
Navigating the workday with Zoho Cliq's task management capabilities  —  As Monday dawns and I settle into my workday with a steaming cup of coffee, I brace myself for the usual storm of tasks headed my way.
Mastodon:
Donate to Mastodon  —  Mastodon gGmbH, the non-profit behind the open-source software powering the social web, relies entirely on support from users like you.  Donate directly with a credit card or through Patreon.
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 X
Techmeme on Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
House panel to meet on spectrum bill December 1
Discussion: Electronista
J.B. / Fusible.com:
Google going after YouTube typo domains that lead to survey scams
Discussion: TechCrunch
New York Post:
Apple on track for Dec. 9 Grand opening
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Just in Time for Black Friday, Google Updates Product Search
Discussion: Google Commerce and The Next Web
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Cuts Off Another Group of Ad Players, Including Google
Discussion: AdExchanger.com
Technology Review:
Undercover Researchers Expose Chinese Internet Water Army
Discussion: Electronista, Slashdot and Fudzilla
 Earlier Items: 
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Cuts Sales Forecast on Competition From Apple, Samsung
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
4sqwifi Uses Foursquare To Show You Nearby WiFi Locations And Their Passwords
Discussion: apas.gr and ReadWriteWeb
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Google responds to Galaxy Nexus volume bug: ‘we have a fix’
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Samsung Is Going Right For Apple Fanboys' Jugular With Its Latest Commercial
Omar Shahine / The Windows Blog:
SkyDrive - designing personal cloud storage for billions of people
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

Laurence Peter / BBC:
Russia's Ministry of Justice labels BBC Russian correspondent Ilya Barabanov and science reporter Asya Kazantseva as “foreign agents”; both now live abroad

Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Disney plans old-style TV channels within Disney+, with a continuous, scheduled stream of shows that are focused on certain genres like Star Wars

 
Sister Sites:

Mediagazer
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
memeorandum
 What US political commentators are discussing online right now
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page