Techmeme
April 26, 2013, 6:55 PM

Top News

Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
LivingSocial Hacked — More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed  —  LivingSocial, the daily deals site owned in part by Amazon, has suffered a massive cyber-attack on its computer systems, which an email — just sent to employees and obtained …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Android's Leaky Bucket: Loyalty Gives Apple the Edge Over Time  —  So, Android's seemingly inexorable ascension over the iPhone?  Not quite so inexorable anymore.  Apple's smartphone continues to gain share over devices running Google's mobile OS in the U.S.; so much so that …
IDC:
More Smartphones Were Shipped in Q1 2013 Than Feature Phones, An Industry First According to IDC  —  The worldwide mobile phone market grew 4% year over year in the seasonally slow first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) as smartphones outshipped feature phones for the first time.
Curt Woodward / Xconomy:
Schmidt: Google Glass Critics “Afraid of Change,” Society Will Adapt  —  Google Glass is just getting into the hands of developers, and you're still many months away from seeing consumers walking around with the voice-activated computer display/camera devices on their faces.
More: TIMETweets: @lexnfxThanks:@curtwoodward
Aaron Pressman / Reuters:
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Google closes Facebook's loophole, bans non-Play store app updates in Android  —  After Facebook was found to be updating its Android app without using the Google Play store's update mechanisms, Google has clarified its terms and conditions to ensure no other developers attempt to circumvent its store.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Google Glass developer digs into its guts, finds 2011's phone chips  —  Yesterday's smartphones become today's futuristic face accessory.  —  Google  —  Earlier this month, Google announced some of the key specs for its Google Glass headset: 16GB of flash memory, a 5MP camera, a …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Wavii Shuts Down as It's Officially Acquired by Google  —  Wavii, which aggregated and summarized news, has been bought by Google.  —  News of the impending deal and its price ("more than $30 million") had already been widely discussed following Business Insider and TechCrunch reports …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Spent $291 Million on Acquisitions First Quarter  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the world's most popular search engine, spent $291 million on acquisitions and assets during the first quarter as the company looked to bolster revenue and user growth.  —  Among the eight deals last quarter …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
After long battle, Uber becomes first taxi app to get approved in New York City  —  Looks like New York City isn't going to hold a grudge against Uber for attempting to launch its taxi-hailing service without permission last summer.  The San Francisco startup just became the first company …
Wall Street Journal:
Tax-Free Web Shopping Nears End  —  Online shoppers, beware.  Freedom from sales taxes is on the way out.  Late Thursday afternoon, in a 63-to-30 procedural vote, the Senate cleared the way for passage of a bill to effectively end tax-free shopping online.
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
North Korea Sees Huge Growth in 3G Users, Now at 2 Million Subscribers  —  North Korea's sole 3G mobile telco, KoryoLink, has seen amazing growth in user numbers recently.  The NorthKoreaTech blog has spotted that KoryoLink's 3G user-base has doubled in the past 15 months …

Sponsor Posts

Wavefront by VMware:
Metrics and Analytics by Wavefront by VMware: Enter to Win $500  —  Discover Wavefront's out-of-the-box monitoring suite for Containers, AWS, Windows, Linux & more.  Try Free for 30 days, enter to win $500
eero:
The eero Plus experience keeps getting better with regular updates.  —  With the latest version of the eero app for iOS and Android, it's now easy to track your eero Plus daily, weekly, and monthly activity of Inspections …
Zoho:
Introducing Moderator Controls in Zoho Meeting - lock meetings, switch presenters, and mute or remove participants  —  Forming actionable plans out of collaborative sessions can be challenging.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Techmeme readers save 15% off Disrupt SF passes  —  TechCrunch's Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) is our most ambitious event ever where our 10k attendees will extract more startup insights & inspiration than ever before.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Friday, 8/17 - The Secret Netflix Subcategories Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:55 PM ET, April 26, 2013.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Kevin Kwang / ZDNet: