Techmeme
April 1, 2015, 8:50 AM

Top News

Richard Nieva / CNET:
Google announces an Asus-made Chrome OS HDMI stick called Chromebit for less than $100 and new ARM Chromebook laptops from Hisense and Haier starting at $149  —  Google pushes Chrome OS software, with or without Chromebooks  —  Google announces new Chromebook laptops and an intriguing …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Galaxy S6 review: Samsung at its best with solid build quality, great specs, useful fingerprint sensor, and gorgeous 5.1 inch display; Edge not worth extra $100  —  Samsung Galaxy S6 review  —  It's not ok to make a cheap-looking phone anymore.  —  Now that Apple is finally making big phones …
Katherine Finnerty / The New York Times Company:
NYT's Apple Watch app features custom one-sentence stories with images and bullet points; readers can use Handoff to continue reading on iPhone or iPad  —  The Times Rolls Out One-Sentence Stories on Apple Watch  —  The New York Times has developed a new form of storytelling to help readers catch up in seconds on Apple Watch.
JP Mangalindan / Mashable:
Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is testing a photo feature  —  Yik Yak, the anonymous messaging app, is testing a new feature that would let users share photos, Mashable has learned.  —  Yik Yak is in the early stages of testing the feature on some college campuses for limited periods of time …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Atmel ARM-based microcontroller chip could extend battery life of low-power devices to decades  —  New ARM-powered chip aims for battery life measured in decades  —  Atmel's 32-bit SAM L controllers, shipping soon, take low power to new extremes .  —  The number of things getting plugged into the …
David Mack / BuzzFeed:
Google Maps celebrates April Fools by letting you play Pac-Man using real streets anywhere as your maze  —  Stop Everything: You Can Play “Pac-Man” In Google Maps Right Now  —  There goes your productivity for today.  —  Just in time for April Fool's Day, Google has rolled out a cool …
Wall Street Journal:
How Wall Street Middlemen Help Silicon Valley Employees Cash In Early  —  Financial firms create ad hoc market where hot stocks of closely held technology companies trade largely out of sight of regulators  —  Hedge-fund manager Jonathan Sands gushed in a January email that shareholders …
More: StrictlyVCTweets: @paulsingh and @bgurley
Reuters:
GoDaddy prices IPO at $20 per share, above previously indicated $17-$19 range, seeks to raise $440M at about $4.5B valuation  —  GoDaddy IPO values company at $4.5 billion  —  (Reuters) - Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N) has priced its initial public offering at $20 per share …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon's new Dash Button hardware offers instant orders for staple products; Prime members can request an invite to get the hardware for free  —  Amazon's New Dash Button Hardware Offers Instant Orders For Staple Products  —  Amazon has new hardware called the Dash Button that allows …
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Flickr adds public domain and Creative Commons Zero designations  —  Flickr offers new public domain licensing in wake of SpaceX photo release  —  Creative Commons Zero—the CC licensing with fewest restrictions— now an option.  —  On Monday afternoon, Yahoo's photo-sharing platform Flickr announced …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's new “Scrapbook” feature lets parents tag their children in photos, giving kids an official presence without full profiles  —  Facebook's New Photo “Scrapbook” Lets Parents Give Kids An Official Presence  —  For the first time, children under 13 are allowed to have an official presence on Facebook.

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 8:50 AM ET, April 1, 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

Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:

Earlier Picks

Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: