Techmeme
October 22, 2015, 3:30 PM

Top News

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Major Windows 10 update set for early November release with UI changes, Messaging app, but no Edge extensions  —  Next big Windows 10 update will arrive in early November  —  Microsoft is currently putting the finishing touches on its next big Windows 10 update.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram's New Standalone App Boomerang Captures 1-Second Video Loops  —  Instagram doesn't want its feed getting stale, but doesn't want to bloat its app with extra features either.  So today it's launching Boomerang on iOS and Android.  It's a dead-simple app where you shoot a one-second burst …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook makes all 2 trillion public posts available to search, improving ability to view real-time conversations  —  Facebook is unleashing universal search across its entire social network  —  Almost a year ago, Facebook transformed the search bar normally used to find other Facebook users …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Nasdaq Acquires SecondMarket to Help Startups Sell Shares  —  Nasdaq has agreed to buy SecondMarket Solutions to combine forces with the Nasdaq Private Market.  The group will facilitate the exchange of shares for private companies including DocuSign, Pinterest, Shazam and Tango.
Julia Carrie Wong / SFWeekly:
Airbnb apologizes for San Francisco ad campaign touting company's tax payments, will take them down after local uproar  —  Airbnb Apologizes For Passive Aggressive Ads on Muni Shelters (UPDATED)  —  Less than two weeks before San Franciscans could vote to severely restrict Airbnb …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Aaron Sorkin's movie isn't about the Steve Jobs I knew, and ignores the best part of Jobs' career  —  Mossberg: The Steve Jobs I Knew Isn't in This Movie  —  In 1941, the brilliant writer and director Orson Welles made a movie loosely based on a famous, powerful, contemporary American business figure …
Eleazar David Meléndez / South Florida Business Journal:
Sources: Magic Leap close to closing a $1B funding round valuing the company at $4.5B  —  Exclusive: Magic Leap close to receiving a $1 billion funding round, sources say  —  Dania Beach startup Magic Leap is close to inking a $1 billion financing round, two sources close to the deal told the South Florida Business Journal.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @zpower
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Interview with Twitter's new Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani on Twitter's issues, his involvement in operations, Jack Dorsey's focus, and more  —  Jack Dorsey's Challenge: Simplify Twitter for Users Like Its Chairman  —  Jack Dorsey's biggest challenge returning as Twitter Inc.'s chief executive …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 Review: New Hope for Windows Hardware  —  Microsoft's first-ever laptop makes you wonder why the company didn't make one years ago  —  I want to tell you about a very exciting, cutting-edge piece of technology.  It's a computer with a screen and a keyboard that fits in your lap.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple adds Find My Friends app to iCloud on the web  —  Following a slew of updates for iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS, Apple has also given its web portal iCloud.com some love too.  Last week, Apple took iWork for iCloud out of beta.  Today, Apple has added the Find My Friends web app to the site.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Smartsheet Gov Achieves ‘FedRAMP Ready’ Designation  —  Built on AWS GovCloud (US), Smartsheet Gov is the only work execution platform listed in the FedRAMP marketplace for federal agencies and government contractors.
Zoho:
Cut down on the talk and get down to business - Poll Bot in Cliq  —  How many times have you gotten lost trying to keep up with a discussion, or gave up on reaching a quick consensus with your teammates?
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. 03/19 - Stadia is Google's Gaming Streaming Service Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:30 PM ET, October 22, 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

Lauren Pollock / Wall Street Journal: