Techmeme
September 14, 2014, 2:10 PM

Top News

Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Product Hunt Raises $6 Million From A16Z  —  Product Hunt, the aggregation site that many people consider a direct competitor to TechCrunch and other tech blogs due to its ability to surface new tech products and startups, has raised a hefty series A, we're hearing.
More: MediumTweets: @startupljackson and @joshconstine
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Source: Microsoft will announce $2.5B deal to buy Minecraft maker Mojang on Monday  —  Microsoft needs Minecraft to boost mobile ambitions  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft's impending purchase of Mojang, the Swedish developer with 100 million players of its open world Minecraft game …
Mat Honan / Wired:
A requiem for the click wheel iPod, discontinued after almost 13 years  —  On Death and iPods: A Requiem  —  Have you ever loved a car?  Maybe it was an old truck you drove for hundreds of thousands of miles, or maybe it was your very first car: where you had your very first beer and your very first kiss.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names  —  There have been multiple reports that Facebook is forcing gay and transgender users to use their legal names instead of their online personas or chosen names, as part of a crackdown on pseudonyms, despite the danger this poses to some users
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Since Supreme Court's Alice decision, 11 lower court rulings have invalidated software patents  —  Software patents are crumbling, thanks to the Supreme Court  —  The Supreme Court's June ruling on the patentability of software — its first in 33 years — raised as many questions at it answered.
More: Patently-O, Techdirt and IPWatchdog.comTweets: @skupor
Joon Ian Wong / CoinDesk:
The ATM and the Battle for Bitcoin's Physical Interface  —  Two years ago, Zach Harvey and his brother, Josh, were saddled with a failing guitar shop selling vintage and handmade pieces in New Hampshire.  The guitar venture had once been a roaring success, but that had been in Tel Aviv …
Tweets: @coindesk
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
Russian social network VKontakte starts shutting down accounts that promote ISIS  —  Russia's ‘Facebook’ Cracking Down on ISIS Accounts  —  The Islamic State may soon be running out of social networks  —  When Twitter ramped up its crackdown on several accounts in the wake of the brutal beheading …
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
How Google set some test parameters when it passed Nevada's autonomous vehicle testing license exam in 2012  —  How Google's Autonomous Car Passed the First U.S. State Self-Driving Test  —  Regulations governing Google's experimental self-driving cars will come into effect on California's roads starting 16 September.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Tim Cook on Charlie Rose: no plans for social networking; Apple's top competitor is Google  —  Tim Cook says Apple could have made a bigger iPhone ‘years ago’  —  Apple CEO tells Charlie Rose the company's been patient  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company could have made a larger iPhone long ago …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Move Beyond Email  —  It's the ultimate productivity killer for teams.  Find out how to move your business away from reliance on email to cloud-based collaboration.
Zoho:
Zoho Meeting: Evolution through 2018  —  This year ends on a high note for Zoho Meeting.  Our greatest joy has been delivering great features that have improved the way our users conduct webinars and online meetings.
Chromebook:
If you're tired of viruses  —  Discover how built-in virus protection like “sandboxing” is reinventing the laptop.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
PR pros: identify the top reporters on 30 different tech beats  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, or enterprise?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.  View any topic report instantly!

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 12/14 - Facebook Faces a GDPR Inquiry Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:10 PM ET, September 14, 2014.

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