Techmeme
December 13, 2019, 11:50 AM

Top News

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's next-gen Xbox, once-codenamed Project Scarlett, is officially called Xbox Series X, and looks more like a PC than past consoles  —  Xbox now looks like a PC  —  Microsoft's next-generation Xbox is officially called Xbox Series X. Microsoft revealed the name and console design on stage at the Game Awards today.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple buys Spectral Edge, a UK startup whose tech improves the colors in photos by taking infrared shots and blending it with standard photos  —  - Spectral Edge technology improves colors in smartphone photos  — Photograph is a key differentiator in the smartphone market
Wall Street Journal:
Trump agrees to a limited trade deal with China that could result in Apple and others avoiding a 15% tariff on their products set to begin on Dec. 15  —  Plan would prevent new tariffs planned for Sunday and roll back some existing tariff rates  —  President Trump has agreed …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: FTC is considering seeking an injunction against Facebook over antitrust concerns related to how it integrates its apps and their interoperability  —  Antitrust concerns lead agency to consider taking action against social-media giant as soon as January
Reuters:
German food delivery company Delivery Hero to buy its South Korean rival Woowa Brothers for $4B  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - German food delivery company Delivery Hero (DHER.DE) has agreed to acquire its South Korean rival Woowa Brothers for $4 billion, Woowa Brothers said in a statement on Friday.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Lyft launches a car rental service with no mileage limit, starting in SF and LA for as low as $35 per day  —  Starting in SF and LA for as low as $35 per day  —  Lyft is getting into car rentals.  The ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it's launching a rental service available …
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Sponsor Post
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
iOS 13.3 bug in Communication Limits, which lets parents control who kids interact with, lets kids skirt protections; Apple says it is working on a fix  —  - iOS 13.3 launched this week and introduced a new feature called Communication Limits that adds new parental controls.
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook has filed more lawsuits against scammers this year than in all previous years combined, a legal strategy that could help it stave off regulation  —  When Facebook caught the New Zealand-based company Social Media Series Limited selling likes from fake users on Instagram, the tech giant did something out of character.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Mark Mader: How I stay accountable while scaling a high-growth SaaS company  —  On the Founder Real Talk podcast, Mader shares how he grew Smartsheet from a startup to a publicly traded company with over 1000 employees serving 82,000 customers.
Zoho:
Supporting mobile devices is an easier job now with our mobile SDK for iOS and Android.  —  From booking a taxi to ordering food, mobile apps have become part-and-parcel of everything we do.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
Try Mattermost Enterprise free for 30 days  —  Mattermost's messaging platform maximizes developer productivity with while keeping IT and security teams happy.  Try our enterprise features free for 30 days.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Thu. 12/12 - Maybe Just Throw A Dart, Seed Investors... Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

Newest

More News

Wall Street Journal:

Earlier Picks

VICE:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Roma Slyusarchuk / The Keyword:
Brian Heater / TechCrunch: