Techmeme
March 16, 2015, 3:50 PM

Top News

Facebook:
Explaining Our Community Standards and Approach to Government Requests  —  By Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel  —  Every day, people around the world use Facebook to connect with family and friends, share information and express themselves.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple will offer Android switchers gift cards to trade-in rival smartphones for iPhones  —  Apple is preparing to launch another program to boost iPhone sales in its stores, a stated goal of CEO Tim Cook.  —  According to sources, Apple will soon introduce a new recycling and trade-in program …
Pew Internet:
Pew survey examines changes in American attitudes about online privacy post-Snowden  —  Americans' Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden  —  It has been nearly two years since the first disclosures of government surveillance programs by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Google is working on an open API to allow any app integrate with Google Now  —  A Google Now open API is in the works... and support for theme park ride queue times  —  Google Now will one day be able to work with information from all of the apps you use.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Office 2016 preview for IT pros and developers, Skype for Business preview to replace Lync  —  Microsoft launches Office 2016 and Skype for Business previews  —  A leaked version of Office 2016 gave us an early look at a new colorful theme early today …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Facebook to announce ad performance measurement tool on its own and third party apps next week  —  Mobile Ad World Braces for Facebook's Move Into Measurement  —  Facebook next week is expected to announce a tool to help mobile app developers measure whether an ad caused people to download an app …
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
YouTube introduces interactive cards to complement annotations - and they work on mobile too  —  YouTube annotations - often useful uploader addendums, other times annoying distractions.  Today though, the video platform is announcing a new and improved tool: cards.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Bill Gurley amps up bubble talk, predicting “dead unicorns” this year and a Facebook revenue hit  —  Bill Gurley predicts ‘dead unicorns’ in startup-land this year  —  A crash would affect more than just startups.  Bill Gurley, the prominent investor behind Uber and Snapchat …
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
‘Sirius’ Is the Google-Backed Open Source Siri  —  Sirius, a Google-funded open source program similar to Apple's Siri or Google's Google Now voice recognition application, could finally democratize the virtual assistant.  —  RIght now, virtual assistants are a game for the big kids of the tech world …
Cliff Kuang / Wired:
Dyson invests $15M in Sakti3, solid-state battery startup claiming its batteries boast double the density of li-ion batteries  —  James Dyson on His Company's High-Powered, Portable Future  —  James Dyson is frank about the future of his company.  With $2.3 billion invested in hiring hundreds …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
A new app aims to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health  —  iRel8 connects users anonymously to others experiencing anxiety, addiction, depression and dozens of other conditions.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Adyen:
Get a glimpse into the future of retail technology  —  The retail world always takes leaps, but as 2018 approaches, Adyen data and market research gives some early clues as to where it might land.
Zoho:
5 Signs That Your Website Needs Conversion Rate Optimization  —  If you've spent any time in marketing meetings, you've probably heard the term “Conversion Rate Optimization” get thrown around.
Thomson Reuters:
2018 Top 100 Global Tech Leaders  —  21st century technology-sector leadership requires more than financial success.  It also requires a commitment to compliance, innovation, and much more.  Who are today's leaders?
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:50 PM ET, March 16, 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

Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:

Earlier Picks