Techmeme
July 21, 2015, 12:40 AM

Top News

Ben Bajarin / Tech.pinions:
97% of Apple Watch users are satisfied, according to a survey of 1000+ owners; satisfaction was 92% for first generation iPhone and 91% for iPad  —  Apple Watch Satisfaction  —  A lot has been written about the Apple Watch.  A lot will continue to be written about the Apple Watch.
New York Times:
Three months after Apple Watch's debut, lack of apps from major players like Facebook reflects skepticism about the platform  —  Apple Waits as App Developers Study Who's Buying Its Watch  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the months surrounding the much-ballyhooed release of the Apple Watch …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple hires former Fiat Chrysler SVP Doug Betts who led global quality  —  Apple Hires Auto Industry Manufacturing Veteran  —  Hiring of Doug Betts may be signal that efforts to develop electric car may be gaining ground  —  Apple Inc. has hired one of the auto industry's veteran manufacturing executives …
Anthony Clark / Local News from The Gainesville Sun:
Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg, 28, found dead at home; no evidence of foul play, injuries or drugs found  —  Grooveshark co-founder, 28, found dead in home  —  Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg, a pioneer in Gainesville's student startup movement, was found dead in his bed Sunday …
Wall Street Journal:
Qualcomm to Conduct Strategic Review, May Consider Breakup  —  Chip maker may also look at returning more cash to shareholders after activist investor presses for change  —  Qualcomm Inc. is expected to conduct a sweeping strategic review that will look at the possibility of a breakup …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Evernote hires former Google Glass executive Chris O'Neill as new CEO, Phil Libin to remain as executive chairman  —  Evernote Taps Former Google Glass Executive Chris O'Neill as New CEO  —  Signaling what it hopes will mark the start of a new phase of growth, Evernote …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases emergency patch for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, RT, Server 2008 and later; vulnerability also affects Windows 10 Preview  —  Microsoft releases emergency patch for all versions of Windows  —  The flaw, affecting Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1, can allow a hacker to take over a machine.
Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google:
Google+ Photos being discontinued August 1st following standalone Photos service debut  —  Au revoir, Google+ Photos.  In a post to Google+, ironically enough, Google has (unsurprisingly) announced that starting on August 1st, it will be sunsetting its Google+ Photos app in favor of the recently launched Google Photos.
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Google Calls Proposed U.S. Wassenaar Rules ‘Not Feasible’  —  As the clock winds down on the comment period for the United States government's proposed implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement export controls for intrusion software, Google officials say that the rules would have a “significant negative impact” on security research.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Instagram Brings Search To The Web  —  Instagram revolutionized how we searched for pics of celebrities getting wasted on yachts on mobile, and now they're bringing that same experience to the web.  —  Today, Instagram is adding search to its desktop experience.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Nike's popular running app can now access Spotify's huge music library  —  Spotify unveiled a new feature that matches music with a runner's pace back in May, and now Nike is unveiling its own take on that idea — with Spotify's help.  A new update due on iOS today gives users of the Nike+ Running app …
Marcus Ash / Windows Blog:
Microsoft will start testing Cortana in Japan, Australia, Canada, India, Brazil, and Mexico this year via Windows Insider program  —  Cortana brings Cultural Savviness to New Markets  —  Our teams in Redmond have been working hard on the upcoming launch of Windows 10.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Financial services industry banks on the Microsoft Cloud  —  Examples of scenarios and solutions companies are implementing to drive their digital transformation.
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:
Introducing Zoho ShowTime's Open Mic: Let your learners have their say!  —  Traditional classroom training has always enjoyed one significant advantage over virtual training - the personal touch.
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 12:40 AM ET, July 21, 2015.

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

S.Somasegar / MSDN Blogs:
Peter Kafka / Re/code: