Techmeme
February 15, 2017, 4:30 PM

Top News

Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon is close to negotiating a new deal with Yahoo, which reduces the price tag by around $250M  —  Verizon has tentatively reached a revised Yahoo deal that would lower the price by about $250 million, Bloomberg News reports.
David Katzmaier / CNET:
Caavo unveils eight-port device that connects streaming boxes to TV and gives apps one interface with voice control, coming this fall for $399  —  Imagine saying, “Alexa, ask Caavo to show ‘The Young Pope.’”  —  Your TV turns on and after a few moments, the show picks up where you left off.
Li Zhou / Politico:
Republican Senator Jeff Flake plans to introduce resolution to roll back FCC's broadband privacy rules; sources say 12 co-sponsors were lined up as of last week  —  With help from Alex Byers, Ashley Gold and Margaret Harding McGill  —  UNRAVELING OF BROADBAND PRIVACY RULES TAKING SHAPE …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon and Google are considering adding voice calls to Echo and Home smart speakers, amid concerns about privacy and telecom regulations  —  Amazon's Echo or the Google Home could be used to make or receive calls, people familiar with the matter said, a functionality that would give …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple struggles to make big M&A deals due to risk aversion, inexperience closing and integrating deals, a reluctance to work with external advisers  —  IPhone maker mostly buys small startups for new tech, talent  —  CEO hints at larger transactions as analysts seek new growth
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Security researchers uncover new macOS malware Xagent, a modular backdoor from the Russian group APT28 that's been linked to last year's DNC hacks  —  Xagent for Macs steals passwords, grabs screenshots, and exfiltrates iPhone backups.  —  APT28, the Russian hacking group tied …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook adds option for job postings tab on US businesses' Pages, enabling autofill of some applicant information and replies via Messenger  —  Facebook is going after LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and other job listing sites.  —  Starting Wednesday, US businesses on Facebook will be able …
More: TechCrunchTweets: @manan
Tamar Wilner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook offers mea culpa to reporters during “News on Facebook” roadshow in Texas, says it's recommitted to listening to local journalists and newsrooms  —  Facebook called local news “the starting place for great journalism” last month, in a wide-ranging announcement for the company's new “Facebook Journalism Project.”
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Makerbot says it will lay off 30% of its staff, or around 90 people, and deepen its focus on core products  —  MakerBot is laying off 30 percent of its staff as part of an ongoing effort to adapt to a changing market, the company announced in a blog post today.

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 4:30 PM ET, February 15, 2017.

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

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
New York Times:

Earlier Picks