Techmeme
June 5, 2015, 9:45 PM

Top News

Bloomberg Business:
Days before Apple plans to reveal its music streaming service, Apple is still negotiating with record labels, who are pushing for close to 60% of proceeds  —  Apple's Pushing to Complete Streaming Music Deal Before Event  —  Just days before Apple Inc. plans to reveal a music streaming service …
Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Survey: Fewer than 25% of top 100 US retailers accept Apple Pay, 66% won't accept it this year  —  Exclusive: In ‘year of Apple Pay’, many top retailers remain skeptical  —  In a January earnings call with investors, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook made a confident prediction …
Jonathan Watson / Skype Blogs:
Skype for Web (Beta) is now available to everyone in the US and UK  —  Hot on the heels of our recent post announcing improvements to Skype for Outlook , today we're pleased to share more good news for people that use Skype on their browser - Skype for Web (Beta) is now available for all new and existing users in the US and UK.
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple may reduce the 30% cut it takes from publishers on Newsstand and many video providers on Apple TV  —  Apple rewrites app store economics  —  Apple is planning a departure from the pricing formula that has defined the economics of digital media for a decade …
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Ellen Pao recently asked KPCB for $2.7M in order not to appeal, nearly 3X what she was offered as a settlement before the case went to trial  —  Why Did Ellen Pao File to Appeal?  Here's One Expensive Reason.  —  Less than a week after she said in a wide-ranging interview on the Code Conference stage …
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Google to include accident data on a new website touting its driverless car program  —  Google to report driverless car accidents going forward  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Google will begin reporting incidents encountered by its driverless-car program on a dedicated website, the search company announced Friday.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla CTO and Firefox OS co-founder Andreas Gal is leaving to launch an Internet of Things startup  —  Firefox OS in flux as Mozilla loses technology chief to startup  —  Andreas Gal, co-founder of Mozilla's mobile OS project, joins others from the project in a startup to link new devices to the Net.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple Store no longer sells iPhones on AT&T with 2-year contracts; instead they're sold exclusively through the AT&T Next carrier financing program  —  Apple Store No Longer Sells iPhone With 2-Year Contract on AT&T  —  Apple overnight removed the option to purchase a new iPhone …
Politico:
Google's European chief admits company mishandled its messaging in Europe, says Google remains open to settlement in anti-trust case  —  Google's European mea culpa  —  Google's European chief executive acknowledges that the company has mishandled its messaging in Europe and is offering an olive branch to the European Commission.
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
IDC: Xiaomi was world's second largest seller of wearables in Q1 2015 thanks to Mi Band, behind only Fitbit  —  A $15 fitness tracker made by Xiaomi is the world's second most popular wearable  —  A report from IDC shows how Xiaomi has become the world's second largest seller of wearables, when measured by shipments.

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Zoho:
Sign and collect payments with Zoho Sign and Zoho Checkout  —  Most businesses today use digital signatures in their everyday operations.  It offers them faster document turnaround time, cuts operational costs, and boosts productivity.
Ortto:
Should you be using a CDP?  —  What is a customer data platform?  How is it different to a CRM and how will it help your business grow?
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 05/27 - An Xbox Gaming Dongle
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:45 PM ET, June 5, 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