Techmeme
May 13, 2015, 4:55 PM

Top News

Michael Reckhow / Facebook Media:
Facebook launches Instant Articles on iPhone, with interactive features like videos and maps, names NYT, BuzzFeed, Guardian, and six other partners  —  Introducing Instant Articles  —  As more people get their news on mobile devices, we want to make the experience faster and richer on Facebook.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook's Instant Articles can provide 100% of the ad revenue and analytics data to publishers, add up to a good deal, at least for now  —  Facebook Starts Publishing the New York Times, BuzzFeed and More With Its ‘Instant Articles’ Program  —  Hey Web publishers!  Facebook is coming in peace.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Instant Articles build on insights from its Paper app, load 10x faster than mobile web articles  —  Facebook Starts Hosting Publishers' “Instant Articles”  —  After months of rumors, Facebook today unveiled “Instant Articles”, a program that natively hosts publishers' content …
Tony Prophet / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Editions: Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Mobile Enterprise, and IoT Core  —  Introducing Windows 10 Editions  —  Windows 10 is coming this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.  Today, we are excited to share more details on the Windows 10 Editions.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
“Venom” vulnerability in Xen, KVM, and QEMU virtual machine platforms lets attackers break out of VM environment, affects cloud providers everywhere  —  Extremely serious virtual machine bug threatens cloud providers everywhere  —  “Venom” allows attackers to break out of guest OS, escape into host.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Verizon fixes flaw allowing a hacker forging a customer's IP addresses to obtain user info which can be used to take over the customer's account  —  Verizon Security Flaw Left Millions Of Home Internet Users Vulnerable To Attack  —  A simple browser plug-in was all you needed to gain access to the internet giant's customer accounts.
More: TechCrunch and EngadgetThanks:@mat
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Warrantless airport seizure of laptop “cannot be justified,” judge rules  —  Feds said a laptop is simply a “container” that can be searched without warrant.  —  The US government's prosecution of a South Korean businessman accused of illegally selling technology used in aircraft and missiles …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Sources: Samsung paid around $250M for mobile payments technology company LoopPay  —  Samsung Paid Around $250 Million for LoopPay, Its Apple Pay Competitor  —  What's the price of competing with Apple, Google and PayPal in mobile payments?  For Samsung, about $250 million.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Cisco slightly beats Q3 estimates with non-GAAP earnings of $0.54/share on $12.1B in revenue  —  Cisco tops Q3 earnings, revenue expectations  —  Summary:Cisco's CFO attributed the better-than-expected results to a “good balance again across our portfolio,” highlighting earnings per share grew faster than revenue.
Brendan Sasso / National Journal:
Privacy advocates fear AOL's ad technologies will allow Verizon to better track users across devices  —  Verizon's AOL Deal Could Lead to New Privacy Problems  —  AOL's advertising technologies could help Verizon better track users across devices.  —  Verizon's $4.4 billion purchase …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Sports science helps football players get back on the field  —  See how the Seattle Seahawks use data to help players work as hard at recovery as they do on game day.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
How to Automate Repetitive, Manual Tasks  —  Nearly half of information workers spend 25% of their work week on low-level tasks.  Automation can offer a competitive edge; read the free report.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 4:55 PM ET, May 13, 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

Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: