Techmeme
April 29, 2013, 2:30 PM

Top News

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to release OS X 10.9 with new power-user features, more from iOS later this year  —  OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed “Cabernet,” will focus on various “power-user” enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources.  Unlike operating system updates …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Now comes to iPhone and iPad with new Search app update  —  Google's iOS app offensive continues  —  After a promo video let the cat out of the bag last month, Google is making it official: with an update to the Google Search application, Google Now is available on iOS.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Notebook Refresh to Be Highlight of WWDC, Non-Retina MacBook Pro to Continue?  —  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report forecasting that the product highlight of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off on June 10, will be the introduction of new models …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft creates an Apple vs. Samsung wedding fight for its new Windows Phone ad  —  Microsoft has tried a number of ways to advertise Windows Phone handsets, but the latest pits two rivals against each other.  In a new minute long spot that's due to air on US national TV, a wedding reception is interrupted by Apple and Samsung fans.
David Meyer / GigaOM:
Chat apps have overtaken SMS by message volume, but how big a disaster is that for carriers?  —  There's a reason why mobile carriers are scared of third-party messaging apps such as WhatsApp, and here it is: people are now sending more messages over these services than they are text messages.
New York Times:
Social Media's Effects On Markets Concern Regulators  —  Could the global economy hinge on 140 characters?  —  That is the question the financial industry and government regulators are trying to answer after a Twitter hoax on Tuesday that claimed President Obama was injured in an explosion at the White House.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Does anyone know why Google bought Motorola?  —  The products weren't great and the patents overvalued — so what did that $12.5 billion actually buy?  —  Why did Google spend $12.5 billion dollars to purchase Motorola Mobility?  It's been nearly two years since the deal was announced …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced, a low-end 7-inch tablet that makes calls  —  Today, Samsung is announcing a new 7-inch tablet called the Galaxy Tab 3, but to our eyes, it doesn't look much different from the current 7-inch Tab 2.  It swaps the previous Tab's 1 GHz dual-core processor for a 1.2GHz chip …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Panel seeks to fine tech companies for noncompliance with wiretap orders  —  A government task force is preparing legislation that would pressure companies such as Face­book and Google to enable law enforcement officials to intercept online communications as they occur …
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now  —  Everyone = Silicon Valley [ad platforms] tech companies  —  Have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Flickr?  —  If so, you'll probably want to read this, because the rules on who can exploit your work have now changed radically, overnight.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Smartsheet makes Deloitte Fast 500 List  —  For the fifth year in a row, Smartsheet ranks on the list of the fastest-growing companies in North America.
Zoho:
CRMs Aren't Just for Salespeople: 7 Reasons Marketers Need CRMs  —  Consider, for a moment, how your business uses its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.  At many businesses that have CRMs …
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
7 steps to ChatOps for dev teams  —  Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about using ChatOps for higher productivity and faster dev cycles.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 11/22 - CYBERTRUCK! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:30 PM ET, April 29, 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

Mat Smith / Engadget:
Ken Yeung / The Next Web: