A timeline of TechMeme posts.
Created by tatercakes on Apr 28, 2008
Last updated: 10/29/10 at 07:30 PM
Mark Ward / BBC:
Hard drive evolution could hit XP — Hard drives are about to undergo one of the biggest format shifts in 30 years. — By early 2011 all hard drives will use an “advanced format” that changes how they go about saving the data people store on them. — The move to the advanced format …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Jobs tells Swede that the iPad won't tether to the iPhone — Not content with answering tech questions from Americans, Steve Jobs this week answered a question from all the way over in Sweden. — The question was a good one, and one we've had on our minds as well: … Jobs' answer?
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series: everything you ever wanted to know — Microsoft just planted a massive flag in the ground with the debut of Windows Phone 7 Series. The company's new mobile operating system is a radical and potent departure from the past, and there's a lot to take in …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Feds push for tracking cell phones — Two years ago, when the FBI was stymied by a band of armed robbers known as the “Scarecrow Bandits” that had robbed more than 20 Texas banks, it came up with a novel method of locating the thieves. — FBI agents obtained logs from mobile phone companies corresponding …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Can the Skiff save the magazine industry? — There has been quite a bit of talk about Hearst's Skiff ereader and we got a hands-on last night before the show closed. The device is about as big as a Kindle DX (11.5-inch display and a very thin bezel) but quite thin (.25-inches).
New York Times:
A Deluge of Devices for Reading and Surfing — LAS VEGAS — You've heard of Amazon.com's Kindle. And you probably know that Apple is likely to introduce a tablet computer this year. Soon you may also be hearing about the Alex, the Que proReader and the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid.
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Facebook fights back, disallows the Suicide Machine — Like the computer in the movie “2001,” Facebook is struggling to keep its profiles from virtual extinction at the hands of its arch enemy - the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine. — The Suicide Machine is a clever Web site out of the Netherlands …
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
HTC Working With Google On a Chrome OS Tablet — Everyone is clamoring about tablets these days—ourselves included—so it is not too surprising that Google and HTC are reportedly working together to join the fray with a Chrome OS Google Tablet. — Smarthouse, an Australian publication …
David Gelles / blogs.ft.com:
Exclusive: Apple to host event in January — Apple has something big up its sleeve for next month. — The company has rented a stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for several days in late January, according to people familiar with the plans.
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report:
Israeli programmer hacks Kindle, breaks DRM protection — Nothing makes you feel like you truly own your media and content like being able to do almost whatever you want with it. We're already used to DRM for our MP3s and the limitations it puts on device selection and sharing …
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Sex, porn, Jacko top kids' searches in 2009 — Sex, porn, and Michael Jackson were among the most popular items kids searched for online in 2009, as tracked by Symantec's OnlineFamily.Norton. — Symantec on Thursday revealed the top 100 favorite search terms among children 18 and under found …
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Flan (Android 2.1) On The Motorola Droid — First somebody ripped Android 2.1 from the Nexus One and created a system image. The next logical step would be to rebuild it as a ROM compatible with an existing device like say... the Motorola Droid? That's what the guys from Sholes.info have accomplished …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
New Version of Google Search Is Launching Soon — Back in August, we were shocked to learn that Google was working on a new version of its search engine. The secret project, known officially as Google Caffeine, wouldn't change the face or design of the Google search engine …
Hibah Yousuf / CNNMoney.com:
Google's gift: Free WiFi in 47 airports — Search leader says it will pay the bill for wireless Internet during the holiday travel season. — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Google is planning to foot the bill for WiFi at 47 of the nation's airports for the rest of the year, beginning Tuesday.
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 announced, we go hands-on — The first Android device from Sony Ericsson may have undergone an upgrade in the naming department, jumping from X3 all the way to XPERIA X10 (probably to avoid confusion with Nokia's X3 handset), but what lies under the hood is reassuringly in line with what we've been hearing.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Guess Who Else Is Coming to Dinner? Twitter-Microsoft Bing Deal Confirmed, But So Is Facebook-Bing — In a stunning one-two punch, Microsoft will announce separate nonexclusive deals today with both Facebook and Twitter to integrate their real-time feed of status updates into the Bing search service.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Why I chose Windows 7 over Snow Leopard (and you should, too) — Last week, I returned to using Windows 7 after spending the summer on a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple almost had me there for awhile, but I'm back where I belong and satisfied with the switch. Given that Apple released Snow Leopard …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google To Buy Brightcove For $500-$700 Million: Report* — Update: The “rumor that Google is buying Brightcove is in fact false,” claims Web video analyst Dan Rayburn. He cites an employee “I trust” at one of the companies, who would not talk on the record.
Krishna Bharat / The Official Google Blog:
Read news fast with Google Fast Flip — One problem with reading news online today is that browsing can be really slow. A media-rich page loads dozens of files and can take as much as 10 seconds to load over broadband, which can be frustrating. What we need instead is a way to flip through articles …
AT&T to Make Faster 3G Technology Available in Six Major Cities This Year — Rollout of New Technology - HSPA 7.2 - Matched by Backhaul Deployment to Cell Sites to Support Surging Mobile Broadband Demand Throughout Evolution to 4G
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Samsung Application Store announced, the mobile mall gets a little more crowded — Oh, look, it's another place to buy bite-sized mobile apps, this one courtesy of Samsung. The company isn't exactly new to the whole application store thing, launching a little outlet for Nokia users earlier this year …
Charles Bremner / Times of London:
Google bruises Gallic pride as national library does deal with search giant — French pride took a knock today with news that the National Library is giving up a four-year fight for a Gallic riposte to Google and bowing to the might of the Californian search giant.
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Major Carriers Shun Broadband Stimulus — The Obama administration made a national priority of spreading high-speed Internet access to every American home and offered stimulus money to help companies pay for it, but the biggest network operators are staying away from the program.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Ninjawords: iPhone Dictionary, Censored by Apple — Two years ago I linked to a web site called Ninjawords — a fast, simple online dictionary backed by a good data source (Wiktionary). — The developers behind Ninjawords, Matchstick Software, have released an iPhone version, currently available from the App Store for just $2.
Steve Dowling / Apple:
Dr. Eric Schmidt Resigns from Apple's Board of Directors — Apple® today announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, is resigning from Apple's Board of Directors, a position he has held since August 2006. — “Eric has been an excellent Board member for Apple …
Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results — SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today reported revenues of $1,573 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, a decrease of 13 percent from the second quarter of 2008. Excluding the impact of currency rate fluctuations …
Jared Newman / PC World:
iPhone App Store 1 Year Later: Apple's Highs and Lows — Apple may enjoy smugly tooting its own horn, but it is particularly puffed-up today while celebrating a year of the iPhone and iPod Touch App Store. — “Light a candle and cue the music,” Apple says on a special iTunes page for the occasion.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Slide Cuts Ad Staff, Shifts Focus — Max Levchin's Slide, a San Francisco-based startup that caught the Facebook application wave early, is making a strategic shift, refocusing its revenue efforts on higher-margin premium advertising that include brand sponsorships for many of its well-known applications such as Super Poke.
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Facebook revenue to be “billions” in 5 years: board member — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will likely be posting billions of dollars in revenue in five years, up from about $500 million this year, according to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mark Andreessen who sits on Facebook's board.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches A Live Stream Box, Partners With Ustream — Today, Facebook is launching a new “Live Stream Box” feature which allows for Facebook Pages to offer their own live video and chat area. And Ustream will be the first to take advantage of it with Ustream on Facebook …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Changing Of The Guard: Jeff Weiner Takes CEO Spot At LinkedIn — LinkedIn had a management shakeup last December - CEO Dan Nye stepped down. Founding CEO Reid Hoffman stepped in again and former Yahoo exec Jeff Weiner joined the company as President. — The hiring of Weiner as President …
Opera Press Room:
Opera Unite reinvents the Web — Cloud computing and Web-based applications will never be the same — Opera today unveiled Opera Unite, a new technology that shakes up the old client-server computing model of the Web. Opera Unite turns any computer into both a client and a server …
‘Twitter’ Makes AP Stylebook — Grammarians and journos take note: Twitter has made it as an entry in the 2009 edition the Associated Press Stylebook, which is, of course, the gold standard for many newspapers and online publications (such as the one you are reading — telling us to do such things …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple's next-gen iPhone may add radio tagging, Nike Sport Kit — A new version of Apple's iTunes software released Monday includes code strings that hint at a couple of new features likely to make their debut alongside new iPhone models this month, namely radio tagging capabilities and support for the Nike+ Sport Kit.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Video: Sony's PSP Go leaks out before E3, is obviously a go — Look up there, folks. That's the future of Sony's hopes and dreams in the handheld gaming sector. With just hours to go before the company's official E3 2009 press event, it looks like the pieces are all coming together.
Darren Gladstone / PC World:
Dell Exits Gaming, Alienware Invades with New M17x Notebook — The PC game machine maker lifts the lid on a sleek new design and talks about the next level in the Alienware-Dell relationship. — Recommends — Ever since Dell bought a stake in Alienware, people have been wondering: What becomes of Dell's gaming-friendly XPS line?
Reuven Cohen / Cloud Computing Magazine:
U.S Government Launches Data.gov Open Government Initiative — Data.gov strives to make government more transparent — I'm happy to announce that the U.S. Federal Government earlier today launched the new Data.Gov website. The primary goal of Data.Gov is to improve access to Federal data …
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Stanford's free iPhone course hits 1 million downloads — Stanford University on Monday said its free iPhone Application Programming course has been downloaded more than 1 million times since being uploaded to Apple's iTunes U—a learning-focused area of iTunes—seven weeks ago.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Steve Jobs, new iPhone coming in late June - analyst — Reading between the lines of an Apple (AAPL) press release issued early Wednesday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster believes the company has lined up two important events for the end of June: The return of CEO Steve Jobs and the unveiling of the next generation iPhone.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 on Track to Hit This Holiday Season — There has been quite a bit of speculation and chatter around the timing of milestones for Windows 7. Of course folks want to know when Windows 7 will become available in stores and on new PCs. We're in a good position today to provide …
‘Causes’ Social Networking May Be All Talk, No Cash for Nonprofits Seeking Funds — Though Popular, ‘Causes’ Ineffective for Fundraising — It seems foolproof: nonprofits using the power of the Internet to raise money through a clever Facebook application.
Pamela Samuelson / O'Reilly Radar:
Legally Speaking: The Dead Souls of the Google Booksearch Settlement — Guest blogger Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology …
eBay buys Gmarket stake for $350 million — South Korean online retailer Interpark Corp (035080.KQ) said on Thursday that it had agreed to sell $350 million worth of its shares in Gmarket Inc (GMKT.O) to eBay Inc (EBAY.O). — Shares in Interpark were up 1.61 percent as of 0142 GMT …
Barrett Lyon / BitGravity: Blog:
Destroy the Internet with a hacksaw? — This morning many people in Silicon Valley woke up without 911 service, Internet, cellular phones, and in some cases TV. Web sites were impacted and Internet traffic between a few major datacenters stopped flowing. Several of our employees were cut off from the Internet and phone service.
Matthew Dolan / Wall Street Journal:
Ford Takes Online Gamble With New Fiesta — Auto Maker to Loan 100 Young People a Car; They'll Post Videos Over Which Ford Has No Control — Auto makers must boost fuel economy under new government regulations, and a sure way to do that is promote small cars.
Hans Wu / DigiTimes:
OmniVision lands CIS orders for next-generation iPhone — OmniVision has received 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone, according to market sources. The company is also said to have secured 5-megapixel CIS orders for another Apple product expected to be launched later in the year.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype for iPhone to Be Released as Early as Next Week — Exclusive Heads up: A few months ago, I asked Skype CEO Josh Silverman when was he going to launch the iPhone version of the P2P voice and IM service that has now been downloaded more than 405 million times. He smiled and said, “Stay tuned.”
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Media Giants Want to Top Google Results — Argue That Professional Sources Should Be More Recognized Than Blogs — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Major media companies are increasingly lobbying Google to elevate their expensive professional content within the search engine's undifferentiated slush of results.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Gemini 8325 live picture — Sorry it's not the greatest picture in the world, but at least we can put a face to the specs and info. We dropped word of the BlackBerry Gemini a while back, and it looks to be cross between an 8300 and an 8900. Ugh, the madness never stops.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Happy 20th Birthday, World Wide Web — On March 13th, 2009 the World Wide Web will turn 20 years old. Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented this world-changing layer on top of the Internet on this day in 1989. It's hard to overstate the impact this young technology has had already and it's …