Techmeme
June 12, 2015, 10:25 PM

Top News

Facebook:
Facebook now takes into account how long you've viewed specific stories in News Feed in determining which posts to surface  —  News Feed FYI: Taking Into Account Time Spent on Stories  —  The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you.
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Google will take on Amazon's Twitch by launching YouTube Gaming, an app and website for live-streamed and on-demand gaming video, this summer in US and UK  —  Google is launching a ‘YouTube built for gamers’ to take on Twitch  —  Google is now officially taking on Twitch.
Wired:
Office of Personnel Management hacker breach is far worse than first believed, was exposed during sales demo by security company  —  Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle  —  If it's not already a maxim, it should be: Every big hack discovered will eventually prove to be more serious than first believed.
New York Times:
White House confirms hackers breached second computer system at OPM, says President is considering financial sanctions against attackers  —  White House Weighs Sanctions After Second Breach of a Computer System  —  WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday revealed that hackers had breached …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Here are marketing images for Nokia's Moonraker smartwatch project, which was later canceled by Microsoft  —  Microsoft Moonraker was Nokia's smartwatch before it was killed  —  While Apple was working on its Watch, Nokia had its own ideas about smartwatches.
Antonio Villas-Boas / Business Insider:
Google's new Android Phone Picker website recommends a phone based on the criteria that matter most to you, such as taking photos, gaming, web browsing  —  Google has a beautiful new website designed to help you choose the perfect Android phone  —  One of the best things about Android phones is that you have options.
Fortune:
Crowdsourced hardware maker Quirky ditches device manufacturing, is close to raising a new round of funding  —  Exclusive: Quirky ditches device manufacturing, preps for new investment  —  Quirky is just days away from raising a new round of venture capital funding, Fortune has learned …
More: bizjournals, Gizmodo and EngadgetTweets: @gigastacey
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Wikimedia switching all of its sites to HTTPS by default  —  Wikipedia Is Finally Encrypting the World's Knowledge  —  Wikipedia, one of the most popular websites in the world, will now be encrypted by default, a change that will better protect its hundreds of millions of visitors from surveillance and censorship.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society  —  Microsoft's new book explores where AI is going and the new societal issues it has raised.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Adyen:
Adyen predicts the future of retail technology  —  See how Adyen's data and market research gives some early clues as to what 2018's global retail trends will be.
Zoho:
Supercharge your support team ops with Zoho Cliq's new integration with Zoho Desk  —  If context-aware customer engagement is the cornerstone of helpdesk software, then bot-driven automation tools for improved team collaboration are the way forward.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:25 PM ET, June 12, 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

Ryan Mac / Forbes:

Earlier Picks

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: