Techmeme
December 8, 2016, 9:15 AM

Top News

Bloomberg:
Sources: Samsung to release Galaxy S8 next year with bezel-less wraparound OLED display and a virtual home button that will be buried under the display  —  March release said to face potential delay on testing  —  Company needs a hit product after exploding Note 7 debacle
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft will use emulation tech to allow Windows 10 on ARM to run x86 Win32 apps through partnership with Qualcomm  —  Microsoft will again seek to expand the reach of its Windows PC operating system to devices running mobile-oriented ARM processors, through a partnership with Qualcomm announced tonight …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Bluetooth SIG adopts Bluetooth 5 spec with 2x speed, 4x range, and 8x broadcast message capacity, arriving in devices within 2-6 months  —  Bluetooth is about to become a lot less hassle-prone.  The wireless standard's Special Interest Group has officially adopted the Bluetooth 5 spec …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is in talks with movie studios to get earlier access to releases for iTunes, possibly as soon as two weeks after theater debut  —  Movie companies said discussing rentals 2 weeks after debut  —  Encryption technology said to be one concern in negotiations
Andrea Wong / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple parks much of its foreign earnings tax-free in US via US bond purchases; filings show Treasury Dept. paid Apple $600M+ in interest over 5 years  —  Over the years, Apple Inc. has become the poster child for U.S. multinationals accused of sheltering overseas profits to avoid the IRS.
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Leaked slides from an invitation-only event on December 6 reveal Apple's LiDAR and AI research efforts, including more efficient neural networks  —  Apple has long been secretive about the research done within its Cupertino, California, labs.  It's easy to understand why.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile debuts Digits in limited beta, letting users make/take calls with same phone number on all their devices, launches to public next year with pricing TBA  —  And multiple numbers on the same device — but no iMessage  —  T-Mobile just revealed its answer to AT&T's NumberSync technology …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he has “complicated” feelings over Donald Trump's use of the service, especially as it puts a spotlight on the company  —  Jack Dorsey says he has mixed feelings about the president-elect's use of the social media service
Mark Scott / New York Times:
European Commission report: IT companies, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft only review 40% of material flagged as hate speech within 24 hours  —  European officials pushed on Tuesday for American technology giants to do more to tackle online hate speech across the region …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Used car marketplace Beepi shutting down operations outside of California, laying off 180 staff, merging with Fair.com  —  After going through nearly $150 million in funding, peer-to-peer used-car marketplace Beepi.comis shifting gears.  TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the startup …
Shirley Halperin / Billboard:
Apple says Music now has 20M+ paying subscribers, up 15% from 17M in September  —  Eddy Cue and Zane Lowe on exclusives and why their service rules hip-hop.  —  Apple has released the latest numbers for the music subscription service Apple Music.  In the 18 months since the service was launched …
Worldpay:
The Global Payments Report 2016  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments.  Discover global market insights.  Calculate your potential sales uplift.  Access the site now.
Recent Sponsor Post
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google and Slack partner to launch new Google Drive integrations, including previews of Docs files, permission checking for files shared in Slack, more  —  Slack announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud this morning, which will bring a number of new features …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft announces Build 2017 will be held on May 10-12 in Seattle  —  Microsoft is combining some of its previously separate large-format conferences for 2017, and is pushing back its Build developers confab to May next year.  —  Microsoft is bringing its Build developers conference …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Microsoft researchers share predictions for 2017 and 2027  —  17 women from Microsoft's global research organization on what's likely to occur in their fields.
Worldpay:
The Global Payments Report 2016  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments.  Discover global market insights.  Calculate your potential sales uplift.  Access the site now.
Zoho:
Eat.  Sleep.  Repost.  Repeat — Discover and share interesting content on Instagram with Zoho Social!  —  One of the best attributes of social media is the ability to share different kinds of content with your audience.
eero:
Announcing Alexa Skills - manage your eero WiFi system with your voice  —  And as always: new eero updates are available to all eero owners.
Vimeo:
Video Marketing 101: a guide for your entire video workflow  —  Whether you're new to making videos or looking to take your business' marketing efforts to the next level, there are a lot of moving parts all brands and filmmakers must consider.
 

Newest

More News

Earlier Picks

Roger Cheng / CNET:
Lauren Goode / The Verge: