January 25, 2015, 2:45 PM

Top News

Quinn Norton / Medium:
Barrett Brown sentence shows increasing dangers of security journalism, and why reporters should step back until laws are fixed  —  We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism  —  I'll Go First  —  I started studying the computer underground back when I worked in tech, as an early web developer, in the mid 1990s.
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:
Music artists who refuse YouTube's aggressive Music Key terms lose all YouTube monetization options  —  Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key  —  Cello rock n' roller Zoë Keating is really upset that Google is trying to force her to sign over the rights …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Walmart starts selling its Vudu Spark streaming stick for $25  —  Remember Walmart's very own HDMI streaming stick, which I spotted in the FFC's online database two months ago?  Turns out Walmart already started selling it for just $24.95, and is now getting ready to make it more widely available.
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Taiwan-based mobile phone chipmaker MediaTek plans US expansion to challenge Qualcomm  —  Meet MediaTek, the brains powering your next budget smartphone  —  The Taiwanese company, which supplies mobile chips in Asia, is gearing up for an expansion into the US.  That could mean more affordable smartphone options.
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
What 1,000 attendees at Product Hunt's happy hour show about tech culture and the company's future  —  Over 1,000 people showed up to Product Hunt's massive happy hour  —  The Product Hunt happy hour crowd in the outdoor half of 620 Jones  —  Credit: Taken by Carmel DeAmicis for Gigaom

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:45 PM ET, January 25, 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

Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: