Techmeme
August 5, 2014, 11:00 AM

Top News

Doug Cameron / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Moves Closer to Formal Rules Barring In-Flight Cellphone Calls  —  Carriers Press for Final Decision to Be Left to Them, Not Transportation Department  —  The U.S. government is getting closer to its final word on whether to allow cellphone calls on airplanes.  And that word appears to be “no.”
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple changing Gatekeeper app signing rules in OS X 10.9.5 & Yosemite, could break some apps  —  An upcoming change introduced in the latest Mavericks and Yosemite developers previews will require some developers to re-sign their applications and submit updates to the Mac App Store in order to get around Gatekeeper's watchful eye.
Larry Hardesty / MIT News Office:
MIT researchers develop algorithm that extracts audio from silent video footage  —  Extracting audio from visual information  —  Algorithm recovers speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass.  —  Press Inquiries  —  Researchers at MIT, Microsoft …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon response to FCC's throttling concerns: everyone's doing it  —  Verizon Wireless has officially responded to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his data throttling concerns.  The Verge has obtained a copy of the carrier's response, which was written by Kathleen Grillo, the company's SVP of Federal Regulatory Affairs.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
IOActive researcher says firmware flaws in communication equipment could leave passenger jets open to attack  —  Hacker says to show passenger jets at risk of cyber attack  —  (Reuters) - Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Uber launches People's Uber, a no-profit ridesharing service in Beijing  —  Some people might criticize alternative cab service Uber for taking in lots of money through its surge-pricing system for increasing prices when demand is high.  But the startup has been lowering its prices …
More: The Verge and VatorNews
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Gannett Said Near Deal to Buy Rest of Cars.com for $1.8 Billion  —  The Gannett Company is near a deal to buy the 73 percent of Cars.com that it does not already own for $1.8 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Monday, giving the media company complete control over the online car-sales website.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
comScore acquires MdotLabs, aims to curb ad fraud  —  Summary: ComScore said its aim is to eradicate non-human traffic from its audience and advertising measurements with MdotLabs' technology.  —  ComScore, which tracks and analyzes Web and mobile audience reach, said Monday it will acquire MdotLabs, which monitors non-human traffic.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
NFL Now app with on-demand highlights and extensive archives coming to Apple TV this month  —  NFL Now app coming to Apple TV this month  —  The NFL will be launching a new NFL Now service later this month, and it will be coming to the Apple TV with a dedicated application …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast gives 6 months free Internet to the poor and “amnesty” for unpaid bills  —  Low-income families get cheap Internet access from Comcast.  —  Flickr user: Karen Bryan  —  After complaints about a program that offers cheap Internet service to poor people, Comcast today announced it will provide …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Open source and the cloud: Changing the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes  —  Parents and patients have figured out how to remotely keep watch over glucose levels via smartphones, computers and the Pebble smartwatch running on Microsoft Azure.
Amazon Cognito:
Sync your app data seamlessly with Amazon Cognito  —  Amazon Cognito helps you sync your app data across a user's devices even when they are offline.  Get started with 10GB of free storage.
Amazon WorkSpaces:
Desktop in the cloud with Amazon WorkSpaces  —  Manage secure desktops from multiple devices.  Amazon WorkSpaces is managed, secure & simple.  Scale up and down easily.  Get started today.
Zoho:
The Ultimate Applicant Tracking System Holiday Wishlist  —  Remember the days of writing a letter to Santa Claus?  When you'd sit down with your computer or pen and paper and make a list of everything you wanted for Christmas.
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:00 AM ET, August 5, 2014.

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

Amanda Becker / Reuters:

Earlier Picks

Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile: