October 16, 2016, 1:35 PM

Top News

Phil Oakley / Android Police:
Samsung Chromebook Pro specs and pics leak: aluminum body, stylus, 12.3" 2400x1600 touchscreen, 360° hinge, 10 hour battery, USB-C, 6-core CPU, and 32GB storage  —  Since Google revealed that Android apps and the Play Store will be coming to Chromebooks, most have been eagerly anticipating using …
Department of Transportation:
US Department of Transportation bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices from planes, even if turned off; passengers evading ban may be fined or face criminal charges  —  WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
The White House open sources President Obama's Facebook Messenger bot  —  The White House today shared open source code for President Obama's Facebook Messenger bot to help other governments build their own bots.  —  The White House says it's sharing the code “with the hope that other governments …
April Glaser / Recode:
Tencent launches $299 Ying drone that can capture 4K video and live stream it to WeChat at 720p  —  The most popular social messaging platform in China now has its own foldable drone.  —  Tencent  —  Tencent, the maker of WeChat, has a new drone on the way, expected to be available for sale by the end of October for $299.
Financial Times:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on Twitter bid: “In this case we've walked away. It wasn't the right fit for us”; Twitter shares down over 5% on news  —  CEO Benioff says messaging platform is not ‘right fit’ for his cloud company  —  The boss of has ruled out his company …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
BitTorrent says its streaming service BitTorrent Now isn't shutting down, only one co-CEO, Robert Delamar, left the company  —  Last week, Variety published a report detailing some internal turmoil at BitTorrent: the company's CEOs had both reportedly been fired, the recently-launched BitTorrent …

Sponsor Posts

Intelligence is the cornerstone of business agility  —  Learn how Microsoft is infusing artificial intelligence into every corner of Dynamics 365.
Learn how eero uses IPv6, the next generation networking standard, to make all connected devices work better.  —  All eeros have received software upgrades including a new, highly requested feature — IPv6.
Customer Spotlight: eRecruiter Nigeria saves money and time with Zoho Recruit  —  Jimmy Braimah is the CEO of eRecruiter Nigeria, a Lagos-based recruiting consultancy that leverages cloud-based technology to source …
Accepting credit cards on your website: 5 tips to delight your customers  —  Try these 5 easy tips to make payments easy and worry-free for your customers and you'll be rewarded with more completed sales and less abandoned shopping carts.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Wed. Mar. 21 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts or RSS.

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 1:35 PM ET, October 16, 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

Kellex / Droid Life:

Earlier Picks

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: