Techmeme
September 14, 2013, 9:40 PM

Top News

Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media  —  Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Nearly two years after launch, Siri seems to exit ‘beta’ with iOS 7  —  With the iPhone 4S launch nearly two years ago, Apple introduced the Siri voice control system to its customers.  At launch, Siri was a gimmicky feature at best, being released with bugs, a highly-computerized voice …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Microsoft pulls ‘fly on the wall’ anti-iPhone ads  —  Microsoft's online video ads that mocked Apple's latest crop of iPhones have been yanked, following what appears to be a poor reception by viewers.  —  Microsoft has removed a series of online video advertisements that were critical …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
How Zynga went from social gaming powerhouse to has-been  —  In Zynga's July 2011 prospectus to future shareholders, company founder and CEO Mark Pincus outlined his firm's ambitious plan to take over the gaming world.  —  “My kids decided a few months ago that peek-a-boo was their favorite game,” he wrote.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Tech's Rising Stars Push Into the Online-to-Offline Era  —  Although startups like Pinterest, Uber and Airbnb may not seem to have much in common except their lofty valuations, they share a similar purpose that could help describe the current era of consumer technology: Bringing the online world to the offline world.
Thanks:@maringuy
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
Microsoft execs were aware of an Android Lumia prototype before Nokia deal  —  Behind Microsoft Deal, the Specter of a Nokia Android Phone  —  SEATTLE — Before Microsoft reached a deal to buy Nokia's phone business, there was a possibility that Nokia could have switched its smartphones …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you  —  Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying  —  In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a “comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks” …
More: Wired

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
“Smartsheet leads the pack with a balance of features and future strategy.”  —  Forrester names Smartsheet a leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Collaborative Work Management Tools for the Enterprise, Q4 2018.  Read the report.
Talla:
5 Ways to Stop Wasting Support Resources  —  Support can be challenging, time-consuming, and costly, but it doesn't have to be.  Use AI to make your team more efficient.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho Analytics 4.0 with AI Powered Assistant and Auto-Blending of Data  —  We are super excited to announce the launch of Zoho Analytics 4.0!  It debuts with some great new analytics features.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Thu. 11/15 - The Bombshell NYTimes Story on Facebook Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:40 PM ET, September 14, 2013.

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

Earlier Picks

Brian Fung / The Switch: