Techmeme
December 13, 2014, 4:35 PM

Top News

Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook no longer showing results from Bing when searching on its site  —  Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) has stopped including results from Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) Bing search engine on its social networking site.
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
How GCHQ used malware to penetrate Belgium's largest telecom and remain undetected for 2 years  —  The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium's Largest Telco  —  When the incoming emails stopped arriving, it seemed innocuous at first.  But it would eventually become clear that this was no routine technical problem.
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked to Block Competitors  —  A former iTunes engineer testified in a federal antitrust case against Apple Friday that he worked on a project “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with Apple's iPod.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Exclusive: Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns  —  (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IsoHunt unofficially resurrects The Pirate Bay  —  Torrent site isoHunt appears to have unofficially resurrected The Pirate Bay at oldpiratebay.org.  At first glance, The Old Pirate Bay seems to be just a commemorative site for The Pirate Bay, which went down this week after police raided its data center in Sweden.
Ken Hoetmer / Google Geo Developers Blog:
Google to turn off Google Earth API on December 12, 2015  —  Announcing deprecation of the Google Earth API  —  Over six years ago we introduced the Google Earth API, enabling developers to build rich 3D mapping applications in the browser, using JavaScript.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Google, France space agency partner up on Project Loon  —  France will contribute its expertise in balloon technology, while Google will assist the space agency with long-term balloon campaigns.  —  Google and France's space agency, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Rise above email and spreadsheet chaos  —  Organizations that are bogged down by never-ending email, multiple chat apps, and siloed information move more slowly and get less done.  Read this report.
TWiT.tv:
IoT Podcast: Smart Tech Today  —  Make the most of the Internet of Things.  Subscribe and join Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli every week for all the connected ways to improve your life.
Zoho:
5 years of Zoho Subscriptions: The road so far  —  The subscriptions industry has been booming recently.  Subscription-based ecommerce businesses had a year-over-year growth of 100% for five years in a row, according to a 2018 McKinsey & Company survey.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
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.
Mattermost:
How is Mattermost different from Slack?  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tue. 10/22 - How Much Can Dark Mode Save Your Battery? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 4:35 PM ET, December 13, 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