Techmeme
November 17, 2013, 6:50 PM

Top News

Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Apple reportedly acquires PrimeSense, company behind original Kinect 3D sensor tech, for $345 million  —  Apple reportedly buys Kinect tech-creator PrimeSense  —  Apple has reportedly acquired PrimeSense, the motion-tracking company responsible for the technology in the original Xbox 360 Kinect …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Stores to implement iBeacon location technology to improve service, boost sales  —  iOS 7's flashy launch earlier this year with an entirely new design and streaming music functionality overshadowed a breakthrough new feature: iBeacons, a location-based technology with profound implications for industries such as retail.
Violet Blue / ZDNet:
Forced Google Plus integration on YouTube backfires, petition hits 112,000  —  Summary: The backlash against Google forcing YouTube commenters to use Google Plus is now too big to ignore.  But will Google listen?  OPINION.  —  Violet Blue  —  Google's war on anonymity during its involvement …
PR Newswire:
PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 1 Million Units In North America In 24 Hours  —  Gamers Immerse Themselves In a New Era of Gaming and Entertainment Only Available on the PS4 system—Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the highly anticipated launch of the PlayStation®4 …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Google's Broken Promises & Who's Running The Search Engine?  —  For two years in a row now, Google has gone back on major promises it made about search.  The about-faces are easy fodder for anyone who wants to poke fun at Google for not keeping to its word.
Tweets: @felixsalmon and @owenthomasThanks:@sidharthdassani
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Nokia's Tablet Gambit Will Drive Mobile Market Share For Microsoft If The Margins Hold Up  —  Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet will set you back $500 if you want to buy it flat out.  AT&T is more than happy to sell you one at that price.  Pick it up with a wireless contract, and AT&T will knock $100 off that sticker.
Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
American Eagle, Target, and other retailers follow Wal-Mart in opening labs in Silicon Valley  —  Retailers Take On Silicon Valley  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps.  Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down.
Tweets: @qthrul and @andreawass

Sponsor Posts

DataStax:
Global scale on a startup budget?  —  Go with the original planetary scale database — DataStax Astra built on Apache Cassandra™.  Start for free and pay only for what you use with serverless!
Mixing Board:
A new way to get smart comms advice  —  Mixing Board now has a community of 100 top comms and marketing leaders in tech at your fingertips.
Oura:
Oura in The Age of Ownership  —  An update on funding, the business, and the future of health as a daily practice.
Zoho:
Top 6 tips for an effective virtual onboarding program  —  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many organizations have adopted long-term remote work to keep their employees safe.
Secureframe:
Secureframe helps companies get enterprise-ready by streamlining SOC 2 security compliance.  —  Secureframe allows companies to get secure within weeks, rather than months and monitors 40+ services.  Get started today!
Modern Finance Podcast:
How Safe Is My Crypto Yield? with Zac Prince (CEO, BlockFi) and Matt Ballensweig (Genesis)
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Wed. 05/12 - Xiaomi Gets Out Of The Dog House
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:50 PM ET, November 17, 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