Techmeme
August 22, 2016, 5:15 PM

Top News

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Android Nougat is out of beta, now available for select Nexus devices, Pixel C tablet, more; Google says the roll-out to all supported phones may take weeks  —  Google surprised everyone when it launched a public beta of the Android Nougat back in March.  Annual updates are nothing new for Android …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android Nougat review: split screen support with app resizing will be great for large screen devices, and the design of new notification panel is very efficient  —  Big smartphones are everywhere, and Nougat's new features make them more useful.  —  After a lengthy Developer Preview program starting …
Fast Company:
Apple acquired personal health data startup Gliimpse, which lets users collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data, earlier this year  —  In the last three years, Gliimpse has built a secure platform where consumers can manage and share their own medical records and info.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft acquires AI scheduling service Genee, will shut it down on September 1, says it will integrate the tech into Office 365  —  Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Genee, an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service.  The company is planning to integrate …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Netgear launches Orbi, a multi-unit WiFi router to cover whole home, which will go on sale this month at $400 for a two-pack and $250 for a single unit add-on  —  For as long as there have been Wi-Fi routers, setting up Wi-Fi has been pretty much the same.  You buy a router at the store, plug it into your modem, and that's it.
David Ingram / Reuters:
New Massachusetts law will impose 20¢ fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such as Uber until 2026, 5¢ of which will pay for taxi subsidies until 2021  —  Massachusetts is preparing to levy a 5-cent fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft and spend the money …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Sony to debut a new PlayStation 4 standard model alongside a high-end version on September 7  —  Japanese tech company to introduce a standard and high-end version of the console next month  —  TOKYO— Sony Corp. plans to introduce a new PlayStation 4 standard model alongside …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Email and file encryption service Virtru, built by ex-NSA engineer, raises $29M Series A led by Bessemer Venture Partners  —  Talk about being at the right place and at the right time.  Following revelations of government spying, data breaches, malicious hacking, identity theft and other online threats …
Reuters:
Source: Samsung to launch refurbished smartphone program as early as next year in an effort to boost revenue, fight off mid-tier competitors  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a program to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year …
Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal:
Kobe Bryant and Jeff Stibel launch $100M venture capital fund based in Los Angeles, to invest in tech, media, and data companies  —  The retired NBA star and his partner today will unveil their vehicle for investing in technology, media and data companies  —  Meet Kobe Bryant, venture capitalist.

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 5:15 PM ET, August 22, 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