Techmeme
August 13, 2017, 12:25 AM

Top News

James Damore / Wall Street Journal:
James Damore blames Google's intense echo chamber, exacerbated by outside reactions, for his firing  —  James Damore says that his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn't be tolerated in the company's ‘ideological echo chamber.’
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
OpenAI bot has defeated three top professional Dota 2 players in 1v1 play over the last week  —  An artificial intelligence has beaten one of the world's top Dota 2 players in single combat today.  Danil Ishutin, better known by his gaming handle “Dendi,” threw in the towel in the middle …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Source: Facebook approved the stealthy release of app similar to Moments in China via a local company that appears to be closely linked to Facebook  —  SHANGHAI — Facebook and many of its apps have been blocked in China for years.  To change that, Mark Zuckerberg has made a big point …
JC Torres / SlashGear:
Twitch launches desktop app with support for voice and video calls on Windows and macOS  —  Although YouTube is the household name for streaming videos in general, Twitch is still considered the granddaddy of the niche, but also lucrative, game streaming market.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud closes $169.5M Series F funding round led by Raine Group and Temasek to stay afloat; former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor replaces Alex Ljung as CEO  —  SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Shervin Pishevar and two other Uber investors demand that Benchmark, which sued Travis Kalanick for fraud, give up its Uber board seat and sell its Uber shares  —  A group of Uber investors has asked that venture capital firm Benchmark step down from the company's board of directors, Axios has learned.
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Google reveals sites that fail ad test, risk being filtered by upcoming Chrome ad blocker, including Forbes, LA Times, Lifehacker, Chicago Tribune  —  Credit: Illustration by Tam Nguyen/ Ad Age  —  Betty Crocker might want to check her inbox Thursday.  —  The iconic brand is one of roughly …
Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Coding boot camps in the US are facing stiff competition in a crowded field, with eight schools having shut down or planning to close in 2017  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The hype is fading for coding “boot camps,” for-profit U.S. schools offering graduates entry into the lucrative world of software development.
Thanks:@dnvolz
JD Alois / Crowdfund Insider:
After raising $232M in an ICO, Tezos says it'll commit $50M to fund new companies looking to build on the Tezos platform, via direct venture arm and VC partners  —  Tezos shot straight through the stratosphere in the blink of an eye with their Initial Coin Offering several weeks back.
More: CoinDesk

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
AI for Earth can be a game-changer  —  Microsoft commits $50 million to put artificial intelligence to work to protect our planet.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
Automate Three Processes to Free Up Time for High-Value Work  —  Information workers spend as much as a quarter of their work week on manual, repetitive tasks.  Take three actions now to get started with business automation.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
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 12:25 AM ET, August 13, 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

Andy Greenberg / Wired: