Techmeme
May 30, 2017, 7:00 PM

Top News

Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber fires VP Anthony Levandowski for refusing to cooperate in the Uber vs Waymo case, according to an internal email  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, a vice president of technology and the star engineer leading the company's self-driving automobile efforts …
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Essential Home announced as a privacy-focused Amazon Echo competitor, to have a round “auto-display” and be less cloud dependent, reportedly coming late summer  —  ‘An entirely new type of product’  —  Essential Home is the new intelligent assistant with round “auto-display” just announced by Andy Rubin's new venture.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Andy Rubin's Essential debuts phone with 5.71" edge-to-edge display, Snapdragon 835, dual camera, 3,040mAh battery, no 3.5mm jack; preorders open today for $699  —  Another stab at making phones modular  —  The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight.
Kbeneven / Check Point Blog:
Researchers find 41 Android apps from a single developer with several million downloads that fraudulently click on ads, now removed from Play Store  —  Check Point researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play, Google's official app store.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils Core X-series of high-end processors, with up to 18 cores and 36 threads, available “in the coming weeks” for $242 to $2,000  —  The new X299 platform replaces X99, and scales both lower and higher.  —  AMD announced its new high-end desktop (HEDT) platform …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung debuts the Notebook 9 Pro with 360-degree hinge, 13.3" and 15" versions, embedded S-Pen, USB-C, more; pricing and release date TBD  —  Samsung is bringing its S Pen technology to the company's notebook line today.  At Computex, Samsung is launching its new Notebook 9 Pro.
Bloomberg:
In printer cartridge case, US Supreme Court curbs patent-holders' power to block resale of items  —  Ruling is blow to printer companies, pharmaceutical industry  —  Patent rights end once company sells product, Roberts says  —  The U.S. Supreme Court said companies give up their patent rights …
Wall Street Journal:
As Uber proceeds with Eric Holder-led harassment probe, several employees hire personal attorneys amid the mandatory interviews  —  Uber Technologies expects to conclude a report soon on claims of sexual harassment and sexism that it hopes will close a damaging chapter in its history.
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
Google quietly announces it will no longer update or add features to its Nik Collection of free photo editing apps  —  Google received praise from photographers last year when it made its $150 Nik Collection of popular photo editing software 100% free.  But alas, all good things come to an end …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Inside Microsoft's smartest, greenest office yet  —  In Silicon Valley, we recently broke ground on a campus that is net-zero water certified.  See how it works.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
The Collaboration Tipping Point  —  Do collaboration tools make us less productive?  Read the free report: “2017 State of Enterprise Collaboration.”
Zoho:
Zoho Connect named in the top 10 by GetApp and FinancesOnline for Q4 2017  —  Earlier this year, we launched a revamped version of Connect with a fresh UI and some cool features.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 7:00 PM ET, May 30, 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

Richard Lai / Engadget: