Techmeme
April 15, 2016, 6:00 AM

Top News

Bloomberg:
Sources: New Apple team led by former iAd head Todd Teresi explores Google-like paid search model for App Store  —  Apple Pursues New Search Features for a Crowded App Store  —  Company explores adding Google-like ‘paid search’ feature  —  Effort follows last year's App Store leadership change
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2 active vulnerabilities  —  If your Windows computer is running Apple's QuickTime media player, now would be a good time to uninstall it.  —  The Windows app hasn't received an update since January, and security researchers from Trend Micro …
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 / The Official Microsoft Blog:
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 …
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple to End iTunes Allowances on May 25  —  Apple has announced that it will be ending support for iTunes Allowances, a feature of the service that allowed parents to automatically place money into a child's iTunes account on a monthly basis.  As of April 13, users can no longer create …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Updated Apple webpage suggests company will rebrand OS X to MacOS, possibly as early as WWDC  —  Apple hints at future ‘MacOS’ name change on new environmental webpage  —  Earlier today, Apple unveiled the beginnings of its efforts for Earth Day 2016, and with it came an updated webpage …
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.
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 …
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.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
TaskRabbit names current COO and former Google executive Stacy Brown-Philpot as CEO; she replaces founder Leah Busque, who becomes executive chairwoman  —  Brown-Philpot Tapped as New TaskRabbit CEO  —  Stacy Brown-Philpot, the COO of TaskRabbit, has been named CEO of the San Francisco-based errand and personal services platform.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Shuddle, an Uber-style service for kids, is shutting down after failing to raise more money and exhausting its $12.2M earlier funding  —  Shuddle ‘Uber for kids’ service reaches end of road  —  San Francisco's Shuddle, a pioneering ride service for kids, is going out of business this week …
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 …

Sponsor Posts

eero:
eero plans to add WPA3 support in a future update.  —  We built eero hardware and software together to ensure that we can control and improve digital security.  We're excited about the security benefits WPA3 provides …
Wavefront by VMware:
Metrics and Analytics by Wavefont by VMware: Enter to Win $500  —  Discover Wavefront's out-of-the-box monitoring suite for Containers, AWS, Windows, Linux & more.  Try Free for 30 days, enter to win $500
Zoho:
Understand your leads better with customizable webinar registration forms.  —  Good market players know too well who they serve.  It's a knowledge built on relationships, with an instinct to understand users' needs and expectations.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Catch the founder & CEO of Revolut at Disrupt SF  —  Nikolay Storonsky took his company from a $350 million valuation to a $1.7 billion valuation in under six months.  Hear how he did it at Disrupt SF this September.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Friday, 7/20 - New Tesla is a "Rainbow-Farting Space Ship" Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:00 AM ET, April 15, 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

Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:

Earlier Picks

Dan Seifert / The Verge: