Techmeme
January 21, 2015, 10:10 PM

Top News

Terry Myerson / Blogging Windows:
The next generation of Windows: Windows 10  —  Today I had the honor of sharing new information about Windows 10, the new generation of Windows.  —  Our team shared more Windows 10 experiences and how Windows 10 will inspire new scenarios across the broadest range of devices, from big screens to small screens to no screens at all.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Hands-on with Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 3  —  Windows 10 finally unites tablets and laptops  —  We've just spent a few minutes with a build of Windows 10 on a few different computers, including a Microsoft Surface Pro 3.  It's snappy and fast in a way that some doubters don't believe Windows can be …
More: CNET, Laptop Mag and Neowin
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Google is preparing to sell wireless plans running on Sprint and T-Mobile networks  —  Google's Next Telecom Move: Becoming a Wireless Carrier  —  Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers and manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network …
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Hands on with Microsoft's holographic goggles Project HoloLens  —  Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Unbelievable New Holographic Goggles  —  It's the end of October, when the days have already grown short in Redmond, Washington, and gray sheets of rain are just beginning to let up.
WhatsApp Blog:
WhatsApp launches a desktop web app to serve Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone users  —  WhatsApp Web  —  Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser.  Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations …
Paul Rosania / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter rolls out “While you were away” feature to iOS users, coming soon to Android and web  —  While you were away...  Today we're introducing something new to your home timeline: a recap of some of the top Tweets you might have missed from accounts you follow.
Serena Saitto / Bloomberg:
Uber raises $1.6B in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs' clients  —  Uber Said to Raise $1.6 Billion in Convertible Debt to Expand  —  Uber Technologies Inc. raised $1.6 billion in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)'s wealth management clients, according to people …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Amazon ends its mobile-wallet beta six months after launch  —  Amazon to fold its mobile-wallet app beta on Wednesday  —  The closure comes amid rocky efforts by tech companies to expand into the financial industry.  —  Amazon will pull the plug on its Amazon Wallet beta on Wednesday …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google stops selling the last Google Play Edition device, the HTC One M8  —  The HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Is No Longer Available In The Play Store, Leaving No GPE Devices For Sale  —  Google Play Edition phones and tablets started dropping like flies last year, and now we've reached the eventual conclusion.
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon pulls its diaper brand after 6 weeks, citing design flaws  —  Amazon has yanked the “Amazon Elements” diaper brand it launched for Prime members just six weeks ago, saying that it is working to improve the design of the diapers “based on early customer feedback.”

Sponsor Posts

eero:
eero plans to add WPA3 support in a future update.  —  We built eero hardware and software together to ensure that we can control and improve digital security.  We're excited about the security benefits WPA3 provides …
Wavefront by VMware:
Metrics and Analytics by Wavefont by VMware: Enter to Win $500  —  Discover Wavefront's out-of-the-box monitoring suite for Containers, AWS, Windows, Linux & more.  Try Free for 30 days, enter to win $500
Zoho:
Understand your leads better with customizable webinar registration forms.  —  Good market players know too well who they serve.  It's a knowledge built on relationships, with an instinct to understand users' needs and expectations.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Catch the founder & CEO of Revolut at Disrupt SF  —  Nikolay Storonsky took his company from a $350 million valuation to a $1.7 billion valuation in under six months.  Hear how he did it at Disrupt SF this September.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Friday, 7/20 - New Tesla is a "Rainbow-Farting Space Ship" Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:10 PM ET, January 21, 2015.

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

Stuart Dredge / Guardian: