Techmeme
August 15, 2017, 7:20 PM

Top News

Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Crowdfunding sites including GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo disallow crowdfunding for Charlottesville murder suspect, with multiple campaigns halted  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online fund-raising sites are turning their backs on activists looking to offer financial support for James Fields …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook is deleting posts linking to a Daily Stormer article that attacked Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, after article was shared more than 65K times  —  Daily Stormer article violated community standards, company says  —  A blog post attacking a victim of white supremacist violence …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram gets threaded comments, and Facebook News Feed gets UI tweaks like bubble-style comments  —  Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable.
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Texts between Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski surface in Waymo-Uber court case, covering thoughts on Tesla, Otto acquisition, DMV probe, more  —  The epic court case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car secrets took a tabloid turn last week, as Waymo's lawyers filed …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Amazon launches “Instant Pickup” points to fulfill pickup orders in minutes, now live near a few college campuses in the US  —  If you think speaking to your fellow humans is the worst part about going to the local corner store, Amazon might just have a solution.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing, which makes software for orchestrating workloads in Azure, AWS, and Google clouds, will make future versions “Azure focused”  —  Microsoft is buying Cycle Computing, which develops software for orchestrating workloads in the Azure, Amazon and Google clouds, for an undisclosed amount.
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Qualcomm unveils new Spectra depth-sensing camera tech, expected to be part of the next flagship Snapdragon Mobile Platform  —  Dual cameras are so passé.  Qualcomm is getting ready to define the next generation of cameras for the Android ecosystem.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich leaves President Trump's American Manufacturing Council, says the divided political climate is causing serious harm to critical issues  —  Intel said Monday that CEO Brian Krzanich was leaving President Trump's American Manufacturing Council, the latest executive …
Paul Armstrong / Forbes:
LinkedIn quietly debuts Active Status feature, on by default, that shows if a user is online  —  *18:44 GMT: Updated to include LinkedIn quote  —  LinkedIn has stealthily launched a new feature called ‘Active Status’, a green circle that shows when a user is online and available to chat via the LinkedIn Messaging platform.
More: ZDNetTweets: @mgsieglerThanks:@paul__armstrong

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 7:20 PM ET, August 15, 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

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Ken White / Popehat:
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: