Techmeme
March 24, 2017, 2:25 PM

Top News

Kim Hart / Axios:
Tech community “dumbfounded” by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's dismissal of AI impact on jobs  —  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin riled the tech community this morning when he told Axios' Mike Allen that displacement of jobs by artificial intelligence and automation is …
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
T-Mobile introduces Scam ID to flag scam calls, and opt-in Scam Block service to block them  —  T-Mobile has a new feature that will flag “known scam” calls for its wireless users, according to Grant Castle, the company's VP of engineering services.  —  Scam ID will pop up an indicator that a call is a …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Tests show 10 of 54 passwords are valid in sample set from hackers claiming to have 250M iCloud records; users should change passwords  —  ZDNet has uncovered several loose ends with a claim regarding millions of iCloud accounts held for ransom, and questions remain.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter confirms it is considering a paid TweetDeck subscription service with new features including analytics and breaking news alerts for brands and news orgs  —  New analytics inside TweetDeck  —  Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, The Verge has confirmed.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Chrome to immediately stop recognizing extended validation status of Symantec-issued certs and gradually nullify all currently valid certs of Symantec-owned CAs  —  Chrome to immediately stop recognizing EV status and gradually nullify all certs.  —  In a severe rebuke of one of the biggest suppliers …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google partners with Howard University to open a school branch on Google's campus for black engineering students, accepting 740 students over five years  —  Google has partnered with Howard University to launch a school branch right on the company's campus, where undergraduate students …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Moto G5 Plus review: best budget smartphone with premium feel and solid performance, but camera is disappointing and timely software updates are not guaranteed  —  Downgraded camera and questionable update policy tarnish another solid upgrade.  —  We've documented the decline of Motorola under Lenovo extensively.
TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments  —  Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 amMar 24, 2017, 10:14 am  —  After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF.  Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs …
Shaheen Samavati / Tech.eu:
Germany-based online lamp shop Lampenwelt.de, active in 12 countries, raises €120M from 3i  —  German online lamp shop Lampenwelt.de has received a major investment of €120 million, coming from the venture capital firm 3i.  The company says 3i will also provide a short-term loan of €54 million.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Tuesday, June 19 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:25 PM ET, March 24, 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

Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard: