Techmeme
August 29, 2016, 7:00 PM

Top News

Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Apple invites media to event on Sept. 7 at 10AM PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, expected to announce new iPhones and updated Watch line  —  September 7 will be the day of the iPhone 7.  —  Apple sent invitations to the press for a September 7 product launch event …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple working on new pro software features for iPad expected 2017, a 5K monitor, and Mac updates, including a thinner MacBook Pro with flatter keyboard  —  Deeper stylus integration, faster displays planned for iPads  —  New MacBooks, iMac, and 5K monitor with LG in product pipeline
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
FBI issued warning that two state voter registration databases were breached by suspected foreign hackers; sources: Arizona, Illinois databases were the targets  —  The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks …
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple faces multibillion tax bill in EU ruling over receiving state aid from Ireland; official estimate to be announced tomorrow  —  Apple will on Tuesday be hit with Europe's largest tax penalty after Brussels ruled that the company received illegal state aid from Ireland.
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Fitbit unveils $100 ‘swim-proof’ Flex 2 and $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring  —  Meet Fitbit's next Fitbits.  —  The fitness-tracker company is unveiling two new devices today, the $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring and a larger screen, and the smaller, “swim-proof” …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Uber shut out Uber board member and Alphabet exec, David Drummond, from attending board meetings  —  Uber has shut out an Uber board member and senior Alphabet executive, David Drummond, from attending board meetings, according to three people briefed about the unusual arrangement.
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Sources: red tape and internal politics are slowing down moonshot efforts at Alphabet's X  —  Why?  —  Google's famed corporate research lab, first launched as Google X, was a sandbox for the company founders and its band of experimental scientists.  When Google became Alphabet …
Tweets: @eringriffith and @stevesi
Andy Pasztor / Wall Street Journal:
The first detailed US rules for flights of small commercial drones go into effect today and include pilot licensing requirements and a nighttime flying ban  —  Regulations apply to unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds  —  The first detailed U.S. rules for flights of small commercial drones …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Stories diverges from Snapchat by suggesting whom to follow; company says 100M people visit the Explore tab every day  —  Who decides who's cool?  Snapchat refuses to recommend accounts for fear of feeling heavy-handed.  Maybe it learned from Twitter, whose old …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
T-Mobile now lets you watch HD video on its “unlimited” data plan, which currently caps video at 480p, with $3/day passes on the new T-Mobile One Plus plan  —  T-Mobile has figured out a remarkably confusing way of expanding its brand new unlimited data plan.

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Vesto:
The treasury management platform built for startups  —  Put your idle cash to work, earn higher yields, and extend your runway with Vesto.
Census:
Figma's CFO on how they built a $20B business with data  —  From Series B to acquisition, Figma needed Census to scale their business operations on top of their data warehouse.
Zoho:
Stay Even More Organized With Notebook's Exclusive Plans  —  It's been six years since we introduced a simple, beautifully designed note-taking app.  Now, that little app has grown into an all-in-one productivity app …
Climate Draft:
Climate Career Resources for Laid Off Tech Workers  —  Your skills are in demand!  Check out our jobs board, learn about the climate ecosystem, and join our directory to make yourself discoverable to top venture-backed startups.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(Bonus) Internet From Space! With The Internet Society
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 7:00 PM ET, August 29, 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