Techmeme
April 3, 2016, 1:20 PM

Top News

Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed:
FBI Tells Local Law Enforcement It Will Help Unlock Phones  —  A law enforcement official told BuzzFeed News the FBI sent the advisory to local authorities on Friday in order to provide them with “technical assistance.”  —  Just days after breaking into a terrorist's iPhone using …
Paul James / Road to VR:
Oculus Refund Shipping Costs as Rift Shipments Delayed Due to “Component Shortages”  —  It seems that Oculus are acknowledging the troublesome Rift launch and associated delivery delays by covering shipping costs for affected customers.  According to emails sent out by Oculus to customers still waiting …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As Apple turns 40, a look at the notes Regis McKenna took as he formulated an advertising and PR plan for Apple II  —  Regis McKenna's 1976 Notebook And The Invention Of Apple Computer, Inc.  —  On Apple's 40th birthday, an exclusive look at the notes its original media strategist took as he formulated an advertising and PR plan.
Bloomberg:
Colombian hacker claims to have rigged elections throughout Latin America by manipulating social media, spying on other campaigns, stealing information  —  How to Hack an Election  —  Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade.
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Slack raised $200M round at a valuation of $3.8B, now has 2.7M daily active users, of which 800K are paid  —  Slack just raised another $200 million round, and it's now worth $3.8 billion  —  Slack just confirmed that it's raised $200 million at a $3.8 billion valuation, confirming what Business Insider had previously reported.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
comScore: millennials spend 2.5x as much time in Facebook as in closest competitor, Snapchat  —  Are Young People Leaving Facebook?  Not Even Close.  (Chart)  —  There has been a general perception over the past few years that millennials are abandoning Facebook in search of greener …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Airbnb hosts aged 60 and above are the fastest-growing and best-reviewed demographic on the site in the US  —  Why Everybody Loves Seniors on Airbnb  —  Americans aged 60 and older are the fastest-growing and best-reviewed demographic on the home-booking website.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Airbnb to purge illegal hotels from San Francisco listings, releases SF data set showing 1/5 of full-home rentals are controlled by multiple-property operators  —  Airbnb to purge illegal hotels from San Francisco listings  —  Airbnb says it is cracking down on San Francisco hosts who violate the city's law on short-term rentals.
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Fitbit Blaze, Alta devices sell over 1 million units each in first month  —  The surprise success of the new devices may calm investors' fears (for now).  —  Fitbit's newest trackers have made quite an impression with customers despite only being available for less than a month.
More: Forbes and PhoneDog.com

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry  —  In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Monday, May 21 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 1:20 PM ET, April 3, 2016.

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

Dan Seifert / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Erin Griffith / Fortune: