Techmeme
June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM

Top News

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple to disable plug-ins like Flash, Java, Silverlight, and Quicktime by default in Safari 10, to focus on HTML5 content  —  In Safari 10, set to ship with macOS Sierra, Apple plans to disable common plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default in an effort to focus …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Rhapsody rebrands itself as Napster, the service it acquired in 2011  —  Rhapsody is part of the old guard of music streaming services, launched way back in 2001 as Listen.com.  It never got the traction of it's rival Spotify, and is now competing against titans like Apple and Google as well.
Bloomberg:
Dropbox says it is now cash-flow positive but not profitable, not in rush to IPO  —  Drew Houston said at the Bloomberg Technology Conference that the company is cash-flow positive.  —  Since attaining a $10 billion valuation from investors in 2014, Dropbox Inc. has become a symbol of unicorn startup exuberance.
Morgen Peck / Backchannel:
Profile of Vitalik Buterin, inventor of Ethereum, the cryptocurrency rivaling Bitcoin and inspiring a movement  —  Vitalik Buterin invented the world's hottest new cryptocurrency and inspired a movement—before he'd turned 20.  —  I met Vitalik Buterin for the first time in Miami, during a Bitcoin conference in 2014.
Tweets: @galtsgirl
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Twitter Ventures invests in SoundCloud; sources say investment is $70M in a round valuing SoundCloud at about $700M  —  Twitter wanted to buy the company a couple years ago; now it has invested $70 million instead.  —  Two years ago Twitter thought about buying SoundCloud, but ended up walking away from the music service.
Shirley Halperin / Billboard:
Q&A with Apple's Iovine, Reznor, Cue, and Kondrk on Apple Music, Beats 1, and YouTube's “disingenuous” business model, and more  —  Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice president of internet software and services, helps introduce the new iOS software at an Apple event …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sapho, makers of single-purpose enterprise “micro apps”, raises $9.5M Series A led by Alsop Louie  —  We are in the middle of a major wave of startups building software to improve workplace productivity; now a company focused on making legacy enterprise apps more useful (and used) …
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with Microsoft's new Xbox One controller: Bluetooth, better grip, and improved thumbsticks  —  Microsoft is now on the third revision of its standard Xbox One controller, and it's a noticeable improvement.  —  The company revealed the gamepad during its media briefing prior …
More: eWeek, The Verge and Polygon

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:
How to Automate Repetitive, Manual Tasks  —  Nearly half of information workers spend 25% of their work week on low-level tasks.  Automation can offer a competitive edge; read the free report.
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 2:00 PM ET, June 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

Earlier Picks

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
CNET:
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: