Techmeme
November 6, 2015, 1:15 PM

Top News

Russell Brandom / The Verge:
PageFair anti-ad-blocking service was hacked a week ago, temporarily pushing malware to visitors of over 500 sites including the Economist  —  A prominent ad-blocker-blocker served malware to Economist readers  —  One of the web's most prominent ad-blocking tools has been serving malware to Economist readers.
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Toyota to set up new artificial intelligence research and development company in Silicon Valley, will invest $1B over 5 years  —  Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US  —  TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
With a good physical keyboard and enhanced security, the Android-powered Priv is the first recommendable BlackBerry in years  —  BlackBerry Priv Review: BlackBerry May Win You Back With Android  —  It finally happened: a modern-looking BlackBerry with a modern operating system
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Full text of Trans-Pacific Partnership released, gets criticized by Internet privacy and consumer groups for threatening digital rights  —  TPP Trade Agreement Slammed For Eroding Online Rights  —  Measures agreed to in an international trade treaty between Pacific Rim countries threaten …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Google seeking partners to co-develop chips to bring more uniformity and new features to Android phones, and better compete with Apple  —  With Apple in Mind, Google Seeks Android Chip Partners  —  Google recently talked with some microchip makers about developing chips based …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sweden's Anoto Buys Digital Pen Maker Livescribe For $15M  —  The writing is on the wall for more consolidation in the world of startups... both literally and figuratively.  Today Anoto, a digital writing company based out of Sweden, announced that it would acquire longtime partner Livescribe …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
ProtonMail pays hackers ransom of $6K in Bitcoin to end DDoS attack  —  ProtonMail Pays Crooks $6,000 In Bitcoin To Cease DDoS Bombardment  —  ProtonMail is getting its first taste of life as an entity known to criminals looking for a quick, easy payday.  —  Throughout most of yesterday …
Marty Swant / Adweek:
Facebook debuts two new ad tools for businesses to better understand and target nearby consumers  —  Facebook's New Tools Let Merchants Tailor Ads for Nearby Consumers  —  While Facebook yesterday revealed that its advertising sales increased 45 percent year over year to $4.3 billion in the third quarter …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
How I managed one of the largest supply chain mergers in US history  —  The merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax presented major challenges.  Read this firsthand account how how it was managed.
Copper:
The Impact of CRM in the Relationship Era  —  Get the infographic to discover the diverse ways in which CRMs are improving collaboration, productivity, forecasting, and more!
Zoho:
It's official — Zoho Books is MTD compliant  —  Making Tax Digital (MTD) goes into effect in April 2019, and this landmark reform will change the way millions do business in the UK.
Google Chrome:
Chrome's turning 10, here's what's new  —  Every time you open your browser, you have a mission to accomplish.  We built Chrome to help you do that as quickly and safely as possible.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tue. 10/16 - RIP Paul Allen (1953-2018) Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 1:15 PM ET, November 6, 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

New York Times: