Techmeme
July 7, 2017, 10:45 AM

Top News

Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Source: Jawbone to be liquidated, as founder Hosain Rahman moves to his new startup, Jawbone Health Hub, providing health-related hardware and software services  —  Jawbone, the consumer electronics firm once valued at $3 billion, is going out of business.  The company has begun liquidation proceedings …
CNBC:
Microsoft says it plans to cut thousands of jobs, mostly from its sales teams outside the US, starting today  —  Microsoft announced a major reorganization on Wednesday that will include thousands of layoffs, largely in sales.  —  The job cuts amount to less than 10 percent …
Joyce Lee / Reuters:
Samsung Electronics forecasts record quarterly profit of ~$12B in Q2, up 72% year-over-year  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Friday said its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates, as strong memory chip prices helped widen margins.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Qualcomm asks US ITC to ban imports of certain iPhone models using Intel components due to infringement of 6 patents that it claims are not standard-essential  —  Chipmaker claims infringement by some models and seeks ‘cease and desist’ order  —  Read next
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
SoundCloud cuts 173 employees, or about 40% of its staff, and plans to close its offices in San Francisco and London to cut costs and stay independent  —  Music service will close offices in San Francisco, London  —  SoundClound has struggled to compete against Spotify, Apple
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Interviews reveal a slow start for Apple's bug bounty program as some feel financial rewards are too small or reporting bugs would prevent research  —  In August 2016, Apple's head of security Ivan Krstic stole the show at one of the biggest security conferences in the world with an unexpected announcement.
Jason Toff / Google:
Google debuts Blocks, a free VR app for creating 3D objects, available on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive  —  Today, it takes complex software and a specific skillset to create compelling VR and AR experiences.  That software also requires building 3D objects on a 2D screen—something our brains aren't wired to do.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon and Dish Network have discussed a partnership to enter the wireless business, though no deal is imminent  —  For years, Dish Network has sought out partnerships with just about every major telecom company.  Now, a somewhat surprising potential partner has emerged: Amazon.com.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber rolls out rider tipping and its “pay for wait” program, penalizing riders who make drivers wait 2+ minutes, to over 100 US and Canadian cities today  —  A change is gonna come  —  Starting today, Uber's new in-app tipping option is being rolled out in 100 cities in the US and Canada …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
eero:
eero: your first line of defense against security breaches.  —  Thanks to our automatic and regular software updates as well as a number of other security measures built into our devices and software …
Mozilla:
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you're being tracked  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts.
Zoho:
This Earth Day, go paperless with Zoho Forms  —  Whether selling socks or self-driving cars, if you're still using paper forms, you're not doing it right.  Here are 6 reasons why you should go digital:  —  1. Environmental impact

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Friday, Apr. 20 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:45 AM ET, July 7, 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

Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed:
Lauren Goode / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Aaron Pressman / Fortune: