August 17, 2017, 5:05 AM

Top News

Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says firm has stopped protecting Daily Stormer from DDoS attacks, explains his discomfort with policy reversal in email to staff  —  Internet companies typically take a hands-off approach to offensive content on their networks, erring on the side of maintaining an open internet.
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Apple Pay and PayPal disable support for several sites that promote or sell items glorifying white supremacy  —  A screenshot of some the product offerings from, which was banned from using Apple Pay and PayPal for selling Nazi apparel.  —  Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed News / Via
Trump disbands the Strategic and Policy Forum and American Manufacturing Council amid loss of support from member CEOs after Charlottesville comments  —  Members of President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum have agreed to disband the group, sources told CNBC, as corporate backlash mounts against the president.
Birkan Icacan / Google:
Google updates G Suite with collaborative features including ability to give and accept suggestions from mobile devices, better search, more  —  Getting people on the same page for a project can be tough.  It requires managing a ton of opinions and suggestions.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google acquires AIMatter, a startup that has built a neural network-based AI platform and SDK to detect and process images on mobile devices  —  Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us) …
More: ZDNet, SiliconANGLE, and CNBCThanks:@ingridlunden
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google to roll out voice calling feature to Google Home users in US and Canada soon, but it will lack caller ID except for Google Voice or Project Fi users  —  Google is rolling out a long-awaited feature for its Google Home smart speaker today: voice calling.
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
After missing initial June ship date, Essential says Essential Phone models with black finish will begin shipping within 7 days, but white models are weeks away  —  When Andy Rubin's Essential finally announced the details surrounding its first smartphone, people got excited.
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
SEC filing shows Andrew Ng, Google Brain founder and former Baidu chief scientist, is raising a $150M AI fund  —  We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his last week.

Sponsor Posts

Why do girls lose interest in STEM?  —  New research has some answers — and what we can do about it.
Learn how eero uses IPv6, the next generation networking standard, to make all connected devices work better.  —  All eeros have received software upgrades including a new, highly requested feature — IPv6.
Accepting credit cards on your website: 5 tips to delight your customers  —  Try these 5 easy tips to make payments easy and worry-free for your customers and you'll be rewarded with more completed sales and less abandoned shopping carts.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Monday, Mar. 19 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts or RSS.

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 5:05 AM ET, August 17, 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

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:

Earlier Picks

Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal: