Techmeme
August 20, 2015, 8:40 AM

Top News

Casey Newton / The Verge:
Ashley Madison's data breach could have profound consequences for users and will likely be catastrophic for the company  —  The mind-bending messiness of the Ashley Madison data dump  —  Massive data breaches have become so routine as to become background noise.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Ashley Madison's $19 ‘Full Delete’ Option Made The Company Millions  —  The hacked cheating site sold peace of mind to tens of thousands of users.  —  Ashley Madison, the hacked affairs site, made nearly $2 million dollars off of its so-called “Full Delete” function in 2014, according to private company documentation leaked yesterday.
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:
Lightning strikes Google Compute Engine data center in Belgium; services disrupted and 0.000001% of data lost  —  Lightning in Belgium Disrupts Google Cloud Services  —  Not even the mighty Google data centers are immune from acts of god it turns out.  —  A series of successive lightning strikes …
TechCrunch:
Here Are The 52 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 2  —  Hardware was the clear-cut theme of Day 1, but Demo Day 2 of Y Combinator's Summer 2015 was a bit more... eclectic.  Moving services!  Streaming services!  Hotel booking, augmented reality, esports!
More: MediaNama
Bob Van Enkenvoort / Wisconsin State Journal:
Social marketing firm Spredfast acquires competitor Shoutlet  —  Madison-based Shoutlet sold to Spredfast  —  Two former competitors in the social technology industry — Madison-based Shoutlet and Austin, Texas-based Spredfast — are now on the same team.  Spredfast's acquisition of Shoutlet was announced Wednesday morning.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Alex Rampell, co-founder and former CEO of TrialPay which was acquired by Visa this year, joins Andreessen Horowitz as general partner  —  With an Eye on Fintech, Andreessen Horowitz Adds a New General Partner  —  The leaders of Andreessen Horowitz believe that experience is the best teacher.

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 8:40 AM ET, August 20, 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

Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Sam Biddle / Gawker:

Earlier Picks

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld:
Cam Bunton / 9to5Mac: