Techmeme
April 14, 2016, 7:25 PM

Top News

Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Microsoft files lawsuit against US Department of Justice for the right to tell customers about government requests for their data  —  Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests  —  Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency …
Brad Smith / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft: keep secrecy the exception, not the rule; DOJ should adopt new limits, or Congress should amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act  —  Keeping secrecy the exception, not the rule: An issue for both consumers and businesses  —  This morning we filed a new lawsuit …
VICE News:
Court documents reveal Canadian police have had BlackBerry's global encryption key since 2010  —  Exclusive: Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry's Global Decryption Key  —  A high-level surveillance probe of Montreal's criminal underworld shows that Canada's federal policing agency …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches personalized video feed and themed channels in Explore  —  Instagram wants to show you the best videos without completely destroying the sanctity of your main feed, so today it overhauled the Explore page with a slew of new video channels.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft kicks off back-to-school wave with new Windows 10, Office 365 Education apps, services  —  Microsoft plans to bundle new education-focused apps into Windows 10 Anniversary update, and is readying new Office 365 and MineCraft updates aimed specifically at the academic market.
Visual Studio Code:
Microsoft's cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor comes out of preview, has passed 500K MAUs; 1K extensions built since launch a year ago  —  Visual Studio Code 1.0!  —  Today we're very proud to release version 1.0 of Visual Studio Code.  Since our initial launch one year ago, 2 million developers have installed VS Code.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
As its marketing increases, Lyft promises investors it will cap losses at $50M a month, while Uber earned an average of 19 cents per ride in US during February  —  Lyft Is Gaining on Uber as It Spends Big for Growth  —  The ride-hailing company, known for its pink mustaches …
Tony Romm / Politico:
Apple hires Cynthia Hogan, top NFL lobbyist and former aide to Joe Biden, as vice president for public policy and government affairs  —  Apple hires NFL, Biden veteran for key policy role  —  Apple has hired Cynthia Hogan, a top lobbyist for the National Football League and former aide …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
HTC 10 review: a well-made phone but generic design and $699 price tag mean you can get more for your dollar elsewhere  —  HTC 10 review: great isn't good enough  —  Contrary to popular opinion, the smartphone world has been extremely interesting over the past year or so.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
GoPro announces developer program to let third parties create mobile apps, accessories, and mounts for GoPro products with over 100+ firms already signed up  —  GoPro is partnering with over 100 companies to put its cameras everywhere  —  GoPro has announced the launch of its new developer program …
Lucinda Shen / Fortune:

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
From CES 2018: Five trends to watch  —  EVP Terry Myerson on trends that will unlock creativity and a new culture of work - and the new Windows 10 devices that power them.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Adobe:
Peek Behind the Sneaks: #ProjectCloak — Filmmakers Gain the Power of Invisibility  —  Sometimes the camera is too good at capturing reality, whether that's dust on the lens, the tourist that wandered into frame …
Zoho:
Introducing Sticky notes, Email snippets, and other updates in Zoho Mail  —  Take a break from your email for a second and consider this: the average worker spends almost a third of their work hours on email.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 7:25 PM ET, April 14, 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

Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:

Earlier Picks

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: