Techmeme
September 14, 2016, 2:40 PM

Top News

Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Apple Watch Series 2 review: serious fitness tracker with GPS, better performance, but display not visible in direct sunlight, software glitches remain  —  A GPS sensor and better water resistance make the new Apple Watch a serious fitness tracker  —  Let's call it what it is: a fitness tracker.
Signe Brewster / TechCrunch:
A look at the experience of riding in Uber's autonomous vehicle as pick-ups start in Pittsburgh  —  Beginning today, a select group of Pittsburgh Uber users will get a surprise the next time they request a pickup: the option to ride in a self driving car.  —  The announcement comes a year …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Spotify hits 40M paid subscribers, up 10M in six months, compared to Apple Music's growth of 4M in same period  —  In a tweet shared by Spotify's official Twitter account today, the company's CEO and Founder Daniel Ek hinted that the service has hit the 40 million subscriber milestone.
ABC News:
Tim Cook favors AR over VR, suggests it may be more commercially viable because it allows users to be more “present”  —  In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he favors augmented reality (AR) over virtual reality (VR), and suggested the emerging technology …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
New Twitter app launches on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox One, brings free video content from Periscope, Vine, and partners like NFL, NBA, and Bloomberg  —  Twitter needs to figure out a way to continue to grow — and it certainly seems open to looking into a lot of new places outside your phone to figure out how to do that.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft will now let developers distribute Win32 desktop apps through the Windows Store, which was previously limited to Universal Windows Platform apps  —  The Project Centennial “bridge” for Win32 apps is now ready for production.  —  Traditional desktop Windows applications …
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
EU publishes proposals for new copyright rules which would allow news publishers to demand payment from aggregators like Google News  —  Copyright plan may curb online use of news articles, content  —  EU also seeks to bolster rights of music performers, authors
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger:
Google and AppNexus sever ties with ComboTag, the partner company behind Adblock Plus' ad exchange; ComboTag says the exchange will still go ahead  —  Google has severed its relationship with ComboTag, the Israeli startup that sourced buyers for Adblock Plus' recently launched Acceptable Ads Platform.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Pandora's new music services could launch as early as Thursday; deals set with Universal Music, Sony, and Merlin, but not yet Warner Music  —  Sources say it's aiming for a Thursday launch.  —  Pandora wants to launch two new music services, and it may be ready to do it this week.
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Watch a 2-minute animated guide to mixed reality  —  Find out how the blending of physical and digital worlds will empower you to do things previously impossible.
eero:
Meet Eileen and Chris.  This is their eero story.  —  Learn how a couple outfitted their tricky Detroit home with perfect, worry-free WiFi.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho One  —  Today we launch Zoho One.  It's our biggest market launch ever.  We've never spanned so many products.  We've never released across so many markets or geographies.
Vantiv:
Join us for a webinar on Deploying payments technology in the cloud: Debunk the myths!  —  Tune in for a panel discussion hosted by Vantiv in collaboration with Microsoft where experts will be discussing the benefits …
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:40 PM ET, September 14, 2016.

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

Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:

Earlier Picks

Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Harry McCracken / Fast Company: