Techmeme
April 11, 2017, 6:40 PM

Top News

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Direct now combines ephemeral messages with permanent messages in the same threads; Facebook says Direct now has 375M MAUs, up from 300M in Nov. 2016  —  After successfully cloning Snapchat Stories, Instagram is looking to one-up its competitor in chat with a reimagining …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Word exploit that bypasses Windows safeguards has been sent to millions to push Dridex bank fraud malware  —  Blast could give a boost to Dridex, one of the Internet's worst bank fraud threats.  —  Booby-trapped documents exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word …
Eileen Naughton / Google:
Google reveals its pay methodology to defend compensation practices, says there's no gender pay gap, and its means of suggesting pay amount is “blind” to gender  —  Pay equity is a huge issue, not just for Silicon Valley companies, but across every industry in every country.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook's David Marcus clarifies that Messenger's business model focus is advertising and that Messenger is not taking a cut of payments on the platform  —  Messenger is focused on mobile advertising — just like the rest of Facebook.  —  When Facebook hired David Marcus …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Forbes, The New York Times, and other publishers abandon or scale back use of Facebook's Instant Articles due to lack of monetization  —  Facebook's Instant Article push is in danger of fizzling.  —  Many publishers are deeply unhappy with the monetization on these pages …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
SEC filing shows Plume, maker of Wi-Fi network extenders, has raised $27.5M in new funding round that could total $37.5M; source says Comcast was lead investor  —  Plume, the maker of a sleek Wi-Fi network extender that can be operated via smartphone app, has raised $27.5 million …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Qualcomm responds to Apple suit over patent licensing and files countersuit including charge of limiting performance of Qualcomm modem chips in iPhone 7  —  Qualcomm formally responded to a lawsuit from Apple on Monday, rejecting the iPhone maker's claims and launching its own countersuit.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google's image search results for mobile web and the Android Search app now display “similar items” to purchase  —  Google's image search results on the mobile web and in the Android Search app are now showing “similar items” — i.e., if you're looking at “lifestyle” …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Fitbit Alta HR review: a stylish fitness tracker with good battery life and additional sensors, but it lacks GPS and has limited options for tracking exercise  —  Not exactly new, but just new enough  —  I don't know about you, but I'm about ready for Fitbit to drop something genuinely new on the world.
More: BuzzFeed and Glamour

Sponsor Posts

eero:
The eero Plus experience keeps getting better with regular updates.  —  With the latest version of the eero app for iOS and Android, it's now easy to track your eero Plus daily, weekly, and monthly activity of Inspections …
Wavefront by VMware:
Metrics and Analytics by Wavefront by VMware: Enter to Win $500  —  Discover Wavefront's out-of-the-box monitoring suite for Containers, AWS, Windows, Linux & more.  Try Free for 30 days, enter to win $500
Zoho:
Introducing Moderator Controls in Zoho Meeting - lock meetings, switch presenters, and mute or remove participants  —  Forming actionable plans out of collaborative sessions can be challenging.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Techmeme readers save 15% off Disrupt SF passes  —  TechCrunch's Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) is our most ambitious event ever where our 10k attendees will extract more startup insights & inspiration than ever before.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 8/20 - Fitness Trackers Ain't Dead Yet Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:40 PM ET, April 11, 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

David Ingram / Reuters:
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times: