Techmeme
September 6, 2016, 2:55 AM

Top News

Devin Leonard / Bloomberg:
Inside Amazon's delivery business and its ambitions, which FedEx and UPS privately fear  —  For UPS and FedEx, Amazon's been great for business.  Now it's taking business away from them.  —  Photographs by Jake Stengel for Bloomberg Businessweek  —  Last fall, when he was running for mayor …
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Alcatel's new standalone VR headset, the Vision, has 2 1080x1020 displays, 3 hours of battery, is likely to retail for $500-600, but won't use Daydream platform  —  While Samsung's Gear VR requires a smartphone and full-fledged headsets like the Oculus Rift require a computer, Alcatel's newly announced Vision doesn't need either.
Consumer Reports:
Instead of offering to replace units, Samsung should officially recall Note7 via US Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban ongoing sales of pre-recall units  —  Some retailers were still selling the phone Friday  —  Consumer Reports is calling for an official recall …
Financial Times:
Snapchat joins the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which sets the Bluetooth wireless standard; sources say its AR hardware project has gathered momentum  —  Snapchat has given the strongest hint yet of its ambitions to move from apps into hardware, by joining the industry group that runs the Bluetooth wireless standard.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Softbank has completed its £24B cash acquisition of ARM Holdings  —  One of the biggest tech deals this year — and the biggest ever in the UK — has now closed.  Today, Softbank announced that it has completed its acquisition of ARM Holdings, the semiconductor firm that it saidin July …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
comScore: smartphone apps now account for half the time US users spend online, up from 41% in July 2014  —  Here's a stat that's sure to worry Google: smartphone applications now account for half the time that U.S. users spend online, up from 41 percent back in July 2014, according to a new report from comScore.
Tom Bergin / Reuters:
Legal experts discuss Apple's chances in overturning European Commission's tax ruling in the Court of Justice of the European Union  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he will appeal the European Commission's ruling that his company received an unlawful 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Jumio raises $15M to grow its online ID-verification service amid bankruptcy proceedings  —  Jumio, an identity-verification startup we first covered back in 2011, has raised $15 million months after getting a new owner amid bankruptcy proceedings.  —  When it initially launched in October 2011 …
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:55 AM ET, September 6, 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

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: