Techmeme
October 22, 2014, 3:45 PM

Top News

Mat Honan / Wired:
Twitter's new SDK Fabric represents an audacious plan to live inside every app  —  Twitter's Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps  —  Twitter is releasing a new software development kit today at its developer's conference.  It's called Fabric.  It does lots of very pretty things …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox, a marriage of Gmail and Google Now, currently invite-only  —  Inbox is a total reinvention of email from Google  —  The new Gmail app from the Gmail team isn't technically just an email app, at least if you ask them.
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
iPad Air 2: best iPad ever, but only a modest evolutionary improvement over the Air  —  Apple iPad Air 2 Review: It's Better, but Is It Better Enough?  —  I am a tablet lover and, more specifically, an iPad lover.  I use my iPad and iPad mini every day for a variety of things …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas  —  Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now.  The team is kicking off with a total …
Molly Wood / New York Times:
Apple Pay: Seamless in Stores, but Quirky Online  —  AFTER I used Apple Pay for a day of shopping in stores, a few things became clear: The new payment system is convenient, problem-free and even fun.  —  The same can't be said for using Apple Pay to shop via apps on my phone or tablet.
Maeve Duggan / Pew Internet:
Pew survey: 40% of US internet users have experienced online harassment, 18% in severe form  —  Online Harassment  —  Summary of Findings  —  Harassment—from garden-variety name calling to more threatening behavior— is a common part of online life that colors the experiences of many web users.
Alex Kipman / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft allows Kinect Apps in Windows Store for the first time, launches Kinect SDK 2.0  —  Microsoft releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit  —  Today, we have some exciting news to share about the next chapter for Kinect.  Our Windows SDK 2.0 is now available for the Kinect v2 sensors …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Homeboy is a $149 rechargeable low-power Wi-Fi security camera with a three month battery, on sale today  —  Homeboy is what happens when tiny security cameras hook up with magnets  —  The new $149 camera sticks to walls to watch your home  —  After having his home burglarized for a third time …
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:
EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco  —  EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.  —  News of the deal surfaced late Tuesday.  The move means that VCE will become an EMC business …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
MicroBlink's PhotoMath app solves math problems scanned in through your phone's camera  —  MicroBlink Launches PhotoMath To Solve Math Equations With A Phone  —  Imagine you are a 14-year-old kid again.  You need to do this really difficult math exercise for tomorrow, but have no idea how to do it.
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
Google exec: Chromecast V2 is coming; users have cast 650 million times  —  Google's Mario Queiroz said that 650 million people have now hit the cast button.  An API for developers will let them build custom apps for Backdrop.  —  Three months ago, Google claimed that Chromecast users …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi Is Moving International Users' Data Out Of China Ahead Of Further Global Expansions  —  The past year has been an eventful one for Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi.  The company's devices are now sold in seven countries in Asia, that's a big step up from Xiaomi's inception …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Barnes & Noble launches a 10.1-inch version of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet for $299.99  —  Almost two months to the day since Barnes & Noble launched its Samsung-developed 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet, a new larger-screen incarnation has now been unveiled.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Pandora gives musicians a data dashboard to see where their fans are  —  Pandora released AMP on Wednesday, a tool that will let musicians have access to a trove of important data about their fan base, including favorite tracks and where they are located.  —  Pandora founder Tim Westergen likes …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
eero:
eero: your first line of defense against security breaches.  —  Thanks to our automatic and regular software updates as well as a number of other security measures built into our devices and software …
Mozilla:
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you're being tracked  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts.
Zoho:
Customer Analytics powered by Zoho Reports  —  In our previous posts on Help Desk Analytics (Part 1, Part 2), we spoke about monitoring key metrics in order to measure and improve customer support.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Friday, Apr. 20 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:45 PM ET, October 22, 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

Bloomberg:

Earlier Picks

Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: