Techmeme
January 31, 2017, 7:55 PM

Top News

Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Apple reports Q1 revenue of $78.4B, up from $75.9B a year ago, as profit reaches $17.9B; 78.3M iPhones sold, up 5% YoY, as iPad sales declined 19% YoY to 13.08M  —  Apple today disclosed that it produced a $17.8 billion profit, or $3.36 in earnings per diluted share, on $78.35 billion in sales …
Apple:
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results  —  iPhone, Services, Mac and Apple Watch Set All-Time Records  —  Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016.  The Company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Slack debuts Enterprise Grid, an admin-focused tool to scale its software for large firms, including the ability to create an unlimited number of “workspaces”  —  With the launch of its new ‘Enterprise Grid’  —  Team communication service Slack today announced a new product designed …
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney:
Lyft, Airbnb, and Stripe, all backed by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, have now criticized Trump's immigration order  —  Peter Thiel defends his support of Donald Trump  —  Lyft is having what could only be described as a banner week.  —  The ride-hailing service earned praise from customers …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple-recommended LG UltraFine 5K Display doesn't operate well near routers, dropping connections or freezing connected Macs; LG acknowledges the issue  —  Apple discontinued its Thunderbolt Display last summer after five years on the market, and now Apple recommends the LG UltraFine 5K Display …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is now training its News Feed algorithm to detect authenticity of posts to reduce the promotion of spammy, fake, and sensational stories  —  Facebook is prioritizing “authentic” content in News Feed with a ranking algorithm change that detects and promotes content “that people consider genuine …
Heather Somerville / Reuters:
Uber strikes deal with Daimler to add self-driving Mercedes-Benz to Uber's fleet  —  Uber Technologies Inc has signed another deal with a major automaker as the popular ride service accelerates efforts to build out one of the world's first fleets of autonomous vehicles.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
How Lego built Lego Life, its child-friendly social network with Instagram-style profiles, a news feed, and more, available today on iOS and Android  —  There are Lego bricks and Lego movies, Lego videogames and Lego books.  The stackable, sortable plastic molds permeate all corners of society.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Walmart drops membership fee for its free two-day shipping program on purchases of $35 or more, discontinuing its $49/year ShippingPass program  —  The only catch is a $35 order minimum.  —  If Walmart.com is ever going to put a dent in Amazon's dominance, this will have to be the starting point.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Streaming media app Plex acquires news video startup Watchup, which will now be integrated into the Plex app, with an expected launch of Q2 2017  —  In recent months, streaming media app Plex has expanded its focus from offering tools to organize and stream your home media collection of photos …
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Nintendo says that 5%+ of 78M people who downloaded Super Mario Run paid the $10 to unlock full game and that Animal Crossing for iOS is delayed  —  Nintendo today rolled out an update to Super Mario Run that includes a collection of feature additions and bug fixes, along with a new “Easy Mode.”
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
5 Emerging Trends in the Construction Industry  —  Download this free report to read more about 5 emerging opportunities — and how the most successful construction companies will harness technology.
Zoho:
Temporary work isn't temporary anymore : The how, what and why  —  The way people work today is changing.  Consider the rising popularity of remote work, shared and co-working spaces, mobile offices and much more.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
PR pros: identify the top reporters on 36 different tech beats  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, or enterprise?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.  View any topic report instantly!

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Wed. 01/16 - Razr's Coming Back To Usher in the Foldable Phone Era Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 7:55 PM ET, January 31, 2017.

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

Kate Conger / TechCrunch: