Techmeme
October 21, 2015, 6:45 PM

Top News

Matt Leske / YouTube Blog:
YouTube introduces YouTube Red, which combines ad-free viewing and Google Play Music subscription  —  Meet YouTube Red, the ultimate YouTube experience  —  For years, YouTube's fans have been telling us they want more—more choice when watching their favorite content …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Inside YouTube's new $10 per month subscription service YouTube Red, which removes ads, allows offline viewing, more, available October 28 in US, soon globally  —  Red Dawn  —  A family is gathered around the dinner table: Dad and the kids have spaghetti on their plates, Mom is standing, serving spoon in hand.
Todd Sherman / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter Polls start rolling out to everyone, remain live for 24 hours, votes remain private  —  Introducing Twitter Polls  —  We're excited to share that in the coming days, everyone will be able to create polls on Twitter.  And, with just a couple of taps, people can weigh in on all the topics they care about.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Twitter launches a tweet composer to show tweet previews inside other apps  —  Twitter today announced the release of a new tweet composer for its TwitterKit package of mobile app development tools.  The tool will allow mobile app developers to show users previews of tweets they write from within third-party apps.
More: TechCrunch
Lauren Pollock / Wall Street Journal:
Western Digital to Buy SanDisk for $19 Billion  —  Western Digital is facing challenges to its core hard-disk-drive businesses from flash and solid-state drives  —  Western Digital Corp. agreed to buy SanDisk Corp. for about $19 billion in cash and stock, a deal that positions the company …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Surface Book review: really does replace your laptop, great screen, keyboard, and trackpad, but can get very expensive  —  Surface Book review: The hybrid that really does replace your laptop  —  It ain't cheap, but it is pretty.  —  This is the machine that I've wanted Microsoft …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 9.1, bringing Apple News to UK, Live Photos improvements, new emoji  —  Apple Releases iOS 9.1 With New Emoji, Live Photos Improvements  —  Apple today released iOS 9.1 to the public, marking the first major update to the iOS 9 operating system that launched in September.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Apple, Dropbox, Yelp, reddit, Twitter, Wikimedia, join Google, Facebook, and Yahoo in voicing opposition to current CISA proposal days before vote  —  Apple says it's against a key cybersecurity bill, days before a crucial vote  —  Apple said Tuesday that it opposes a controversial cybersecurity bill that …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Windows veteran Joe Belfiore taking one year off to spend time with family, will return to role after year out  —  Microsoft Windows veteran Joe Belfiore takes a year leave-of-absence  —  Joe Belfiore, one of Microsoft's key lieutenants on Windows, is taking a year's break.  What gives?
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Shopping Insights tool offers retailers product search data from over 16K US cities  —  Google Discloses More Search Data to Woo Retailers  —  Shopping Insights tool shows products searched for in more than 16,000 U.S. cities  —  Google is offering retailers an unusual peek …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Smartsheet Announces Appointment of Praerit Garg as CTO  —  Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, today announced that Praerit Garg has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Zoho:
It's finally here!  An all-new Zoho Social for your mobile  —  Social media marketing is dynamic, engaging, and most importantly, happens all in real-time.  Conversations continue to take place.
Chromebook:
If you're over the old way of doing things  —  With Family Link on Chromebook, parents have a new, easy way to set digital ground rules and help children create healthy online habits.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 40 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tue. 02/19 - Why Emoji Are Screwing Up Legal Cases Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:45 PM ET, October 21, 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

Facebook:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: