Techmeme
July 7, 2016, 2:05 PM

Top News

Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Launching Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Today  —  Two days after releasing the second developer betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra for testing, Apple today is launching its public beta program for the forthcoming updates, allowing a broader cross section of users to test …
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
Antivirus software firm AVG acquired by Avast Software for $1.3 billion  —  Antivirus software company AVG Technologies has been acquired by rival Avast Software for $1.3 billion.  —  Both companies were founded in the Czech Republic and expanded globally with AVG going public in 2012.
Ina Fried / Recode:
Microsoft to split chief operating officer duties between five executives as current COO Kevin Turner leaves  —  Turner had served as head of Microsoft's sales team for the past 11 years.  —  Kevin Turner, the former Walmart executive who has led Microsoft's sales team for the past 11 years …
Motherboard:
Controversial livestreams become more frequent on Facebook Live, putting the company's rules and judgement under scrutiny  —  A video of the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer was temporarily removed from Facebook.  The company has said the removal was due to a “technical glitch.”
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Google is working on two Android Wear smartwatches with Google Assistant integration to be released after the new Nexus handsets are announced  —  Speaking to Android Police, a reliable source has told us that Google is currently building two Android Wear devices - possibly Nexus-branded …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snapchat is rolling out Memories, a searchable in-app archive for sharing past photos and videos, including from your phone's camera roll, on iOS and Android  —  At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Facebook's OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas; hardware plans are freely available to researchers and manufacturers  —  Facebook is clearly very serious about its mission to connect the world and in the process, it has launched solar-powered drones …
Elad Blog:
Tech VCs, to their own detriment, are increasingly investing in businesses that aren't software-driven  —  One sign that technology markets often exhibit at the tail end of a cycle is a fast diversification of the types of startups getting funded.  For example, following the core internet boom …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter tests sports coverage, starting with Wimbledon stream, featuring video and scrollable tweets on dedicated Live page  —  Twitter is streaming Wimbledon, our first glimpse at live sports on Twitter.  —  Twitter wants to get into the business of streaming live sports …
Aneto Okonkwo / Inside Search:
Google updates Now on Tap with text translations from any screen, search by QR or bar code, and “Discover mode” for getting a stream of related visual content  —  With Now on Tap, Android Marshmallow users can get quick help from Google without having to stop what they're doing.

Sponsor Posts

DataStax:
Global scale on a startup budget?  —  Go with the original planetary scale database — DataStax Astra built on Apache Cassandra™.  Start for free and pay only for what you use with serverless!
Oura:
Oura in The Age of Ownership  —  An update on funding, the business, and the future of health as a daily practice.
Zoho:
Unveiling SalesIQ 2.0: A complete B2B and B2C customer engagement platform  —  With today's customers able to choose from many product and service providers, product quality or brand value alone won't keep your business running.
Secureframe:
Secureframe helps companies get enterprise-ready by streamlining SOC 2 security compliance.  —  Secureframe allows companies to get secure within weeks, rather than months and monitors 40+ services.  Get started today!
Modern Finance Podcast:
VeeFriends - Gary Vaynerchuk's New NFT Project
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Wed. 05/05 - Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:05 PM ET, July 7, 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

Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: