Techmeme
November 8, 2014, 8:40 PM

Top News

Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
In unsealed court documents, Apple says it “bent over backwards” for GT Advanced, which accuses Apple of “bait-and-switch strategy”  —  GT Bankruptcy Provides Rare Look at Apple's Relationship With Suppliers  —  Apple is known for its incredibly tough contract terms …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Withings Activité Pre-Order Puts A New Price On The Undercover Activity Tracker: $450  —  French health and fitness device-maker Withings has kicked off pre-orders for its Activité watch/activity tracker, with a special pre-order page it publicized today to customers who registered interest in availability.
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
iPad Air 2 review: A8X's extra core and clock speed bump make for class-leading performance  —  The Apple iPad Air 2 Review  —  Introduction  —  As we approach the holidays, Apple has launched a new iPad as expected.  As one might expect from the name, the iPad Air 2 is more of an evolution …
More: MacDailyNewsTweets: @codinghorror
Jordan Maglich / Forbes:
Texas Man Arrested For $4.5 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme  —  A Texas man has been arrested on wire fraud and securities fraud charges for his operation of what authorities allege was a Bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme that raised millions of dollars through a purported online digital hedge fund.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Android Central:
Project Ara gets a competitor in modular phone startup ‘Vsenn’  —  It looks like Project Ara isn't the only modular phone project on the block anymore.  Vsenn, a company co-founded by a former Nokia Android X program manager, is getting in on the game as well.  —  Details are pretty light on what we can expect from the company.
Samit Sarkar / Polygon:
Microsoft completes its $2.5B deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang  —  Microsoft officially owns Minecraft and developer Mojang now  —  Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang has officially closed, announced Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, on Twitter today.
Mike Davidson / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter open sources its emoji set, which Automattic rolls out on Wordpress.com  —  Open sourcing Twitter emoji for everyone  —  Earlier this year, we collaborated with our friends at @Iconfactory on a set of 872 beautiful emojis so Tweets containing emoji characters would look as sharp on the web as they do in mobile apps.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Ariela Suster expands her mission of violence prevention  —  Entrepreneur takes tech to the next level giving men in El Salvador an alternative to gangs.
eero:
eero data report  —  Read about trends in connected device adoption, usage patterns and behaviors from 10 major metropolitan areas.
Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Zoho Docs — better documentation for enhanced patient care  —  “A hospital in Rhode Island performed three brain surgeries on the wrong side of the brain in less than a year.”  -NBC News
Worldpay:
Join us at the Web Executive Forum on Nov 8th  —  We're moderating an awesome panel on the future of web payments.  See the full event agenda and register here.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 8:40 PM ET, November 8, 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

Rachel King / ZDNet:

Earlier Picks

Kory Grow / Rolling Stone:
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch: