Techmeme
November 20, 2014, 2:00 AM

Top News

Al Franken:
Sen. Al Franken asks Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for answers on privacy, God view tool, discipline for Emil Michael, and tracking journalists  —  Dear Mr Kalanick:  —  I am writing in regard to reports of recent comments and actions by top Uber executives concerning journalists.
Maya Kosoff / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo  —  Today, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a five-year partnership that would make Yahoo the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser on mobile and desktop.  The agreement also sets the stage …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Default search engine for Firefox in Europe remains Google, Yandex in Russia, Baidu in China  —  Mozilla CEO: It Wasn't Money — Yahoo Was The Better Strategic Partner For Firefox  —  Mozilla CEO Chris Beard says when presented with deals of “equivalent economics” to power search in Firefox, Yahoo was the better partner.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Cisco expects to pay $188M to Rockstar, the Apple-owned patent licensor  —  Cisco is preparing to dole out a serious chunk of cash to settle its patent lawsuit with Rockstar, a patent-holding company created out of the ashes of Nortel, a Canadian telecom.  —  The $188-million pre-tax charge …
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg:
Apple still committed to bringing jobs to Mesa, Arizona, plans to repurpose the sapphire plant  —  Apple Sticking With Arizona Plan After Supplier Falters  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) has told officials in Mesa, Arizona, that it's committed to bringing jobs and manufacturing to the area …
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
Qualcomm to Build ARM-Based Server Chips  —  Qualcomm, the world's top mobile chip maker, is ready to get into the crowded ARM-based server chip business.  —  At the company's annual analyst day Nov. 19 in New York, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said company engineers have been working on the technology “for some time.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Beats Music to Be Bundled Into iOS Early Next Year, Will Remain Paid Subscription Service  —  As part of Apple's revamp of its recently acquired Beats Music streaming service, the company plans to bundle Beats directly into iOS, reports Financial Times.
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Apple partnering with Rubicon Project to sell iAds through company's automated marketplace  —  Apple Is Planning To Turn Around iAd By Venturing Into Programmatic For The First Time  —  Apple's mobile advertising unit iAd is moving into programmatic advertising for the first time by partnering …
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:
Motorola's $25 Keylink will help you find your misplaced smartphone with the push of a button  —  Between the release of the Moto X, Droid Turbo and taking on a new taskmaster, Motorola Mobility has been extremely busy.  With no signs of slowing down, the former Google company just announced …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
What Up, Microsoft?  —  It's not just hardware, and it's not just Surface.  Paul, Mary Jo, and Leo talk about what Microsoft has up its sleeves for the Oct 2 event.  Subscribe to the Windows Weekly podcast.
Zoho:
Webinar Recap: Email as a tool for webinar engagement  —  Today, marketers are constantly on the lookout for different ways to promote their brand.  Conducting webinars is one of the easiest ways to connect …
AWS Startups:
Shaping Your Startup Culture to Thrive  —  Our panel of experts at our AWS Loft in New York, including folks from Buzzfeed, Enigma, and Value Culture, discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt  —  Impossible Foods is having quite the year.  In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 9/20 - Airbnb Plans an Open House in 2020 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:00 AM ET, November 20, 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

Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:

Earlier Picks

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: