Techmeme
November 1, 2015, 10:35 PM

Top News

Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Instagram Builds Its Own Version of Snapchat Live Stories  —  Instagram is taking cues from Snapchat and Twitter with its latest update — curated content streams for specific events, in this case, Halloween.  —  If you open the Instagram app in the U.S. on Saturday, you'll see a new prompt …
Monica Anderson / Pew Internet:
Report: 68% of US adults now own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011, 45% own a tablet, no growth in ownership of other digital devices in recent years  —  Technology Device Ownership: 2015  —  68% of Americans have smartphones; 45% have tablet computers.  Ownership of other digital devices has not grown in recent years.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google's new invite-only “Who's Down” app for Android and iOS shows which of your friends are free to hang out  —  Google's new 'Who's Down' app shows which of your friends are free to hang out  —  Google has just quietly released a new app on the Play Store, called “Who's Down”.
Haze Fan / CNBC:
Huawei hires former Apple creative director Abigail Brody as chief user experience designer  —  Huawei hires Apple's former creative director Abigail Brody  —  Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is hires a former Apple creative director as it plans to set up a user experience design studio in the US.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Hands-on: Facebook M, powered by humans, excels at carrying out real-world tasks, unlike pure AI virtual assistants like Siri or Cortana  —  Hands-on with Facebook M: the virtual assistant with a (real) human touch  —  There's something eerie about realizing you live in a time people once considered a sci-fi fantasy.
James Crabtree / Financial Times:
CEO: After Alibaba's investment, India's PayTM plans to spend $764M over three years to expand through mobile sales, payments, services like banking, insurance  —  India's Alibaba-backed PayTM plots $755m 3-year expansion  —  PayTM, the Indian payments start-up supported by Alibaba of China …
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:
EU opens antitrust investigation into Hutchison's $14B O2 acquisition in UK  —  EU Opens Probe into Hutchison's $14 Billion Telefónica U.K. Deal  —  Sale of Britain's mobile operator 02 could undermine competition warns commission  —  BRUSSELS—Europe's top antitrust regulator …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon to exit daily deals, closing the Amazon Local platform on December 18  —  Amazon To Exit Daily Deals With Closure Of Amazon Local  —  Amazon is exiting the daily deals space.  According to a message now being displayed on the Amazon Local homepage, the company's deals platform is closing up shop on December 18, 2015.

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:
Move Beyond Email  —  It's the ultimate productivity killer for teams.  Find out how to move your business away from reliance on email to cloud-based collaboration.
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 10:35 PM ET, November 1, 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

Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:

Earlier Picks