Techmeme
November 11, 2016, 1:50 PM

Top News

Casey Newton / The Verge:
Zuckerberg: “the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way... is a pretty crazy idea”  —  “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.”  —  After a day of criticism over his company's role …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Spotify app for Windows, Mac, and Linux writing gigabytes of junk data to storage drives when idle; company says they're rolling out an update with fix for bug  —  Streaming app used by 40 million writes hundreds of gigabytes per day.  —  For almost five months—possibly longer …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook says it will no longer allow advertisers to use its ethnic affinity marketing in housing, employment, and credit ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it will no longer allow advertisers to exclude specific racial and ethnic groups when placing ads related to housing, credit or employment.
Dan Primack / LinkedIn:
Sources: Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team  —  Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team, according to multiple sources close to the situation.  Thiel, a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager who also serves …
Bloomberg:
Alibaba broke its Singles' Day record with sales reaching $15B by 8pm in China, topping last year's $13.4B  —  Jack Ma Enlists Scarlett Johansson to boost shopping at event  —  24-hour shopathon kicks off with fanfare amid China slowdown  —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is on track to smash …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook is buying the social analytics company CrowdTangle, used by BuzzFeed, CNN, ESPN, others to track how content spreads online, for an undisclosed sum  —  Understanding how news goes viral  —  Facebook today announced that it has purchased CrowdTangle, a 4-year-old tool that publishers use …
Saba Hamedy / Mashable:
Hands-on with Snap's Spectacles: light-weight, pairing with phone is easy, Snapping with glasses and transfers to phone work as promised, video quality is good  —  Getting my hands on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles felt like getting a golden ticket.  —  Only instead of Willy Wonka greeting me at the …
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Researchers fool many AI facial recognition systems with printed paper eyeglass frames  —  Your face is quickly becoming a key to the digital world.  Computers, phones, and even online stores are starting to use your face as a password.  But new research from Carnegie Mellon University shows …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Tech CEOs send company-wide memos encouraging decency and kindness after Donald Trump's win  —  An ‘emotionally-charged election’  —  Over the past 24 hours, top executives at Apple, eBay, Box, and Microsoft have sent company-wide memos urging employees to try to move forward and expressing the belief that people are inherently good.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Russia prepares to block access to LinkedIn over a dispute about the storage of Russian user details on servers located outside the country  —  LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals that will soon be bought by Microsoft, is to be blocked in Russia on Thursday after a local court ruled …

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!
Zoho:
How Show's industry-specific templates simplify business presentations  —  Are you a professional constantly seeking a solution for all your presentation woes?  Creating a presentation involves many aspects …
O'Reilly:
Ask O'Reilly any tech question.  We have the Answers.  —  New to O'Reilly online learning: O'Reilly Answers.  Just ask any tech question and instantly get answers from our renowned books.
Oura:
Better sleep, better you.  —  Why the Oura Ring is the perfect companion to other wearables in painting a fuller picture of your health.
Intel:
As server architectures continue to evolve, not all solutions are created equal  —  Intel's XPU strategy is delivering today what will be required for our data center future.
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:
Cryptopunks - The NFTs That Started It All -- Their Origin Story and Future Plans.
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(TWTR SPACE) The Coinbase Moment For Crypto
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 1:50 PM ET, November 11, 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

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Oculus Developer Cener:

Earlier Picks

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: