Techmeme
August 21, 2017, 2:10 AM

Top News

Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Microsoft kicks off Xbox One X pre-orders today with a limited ‘Project Scorpio’ edition  —  Microsoft just pulled the trigger on Xbox One X pre-orders, offering up the souped up version of its console for $499.  Unveiled back at E3 in June after a year's worth of teasers …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: former General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt is now favored by a majority of Uber's board to become CEO; a vote is likely in the next two weeks  —  Sources said a board vote is expected within two weeks.  —  Former General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt has become the frontrunner candidate …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter starts sorting popular tweets by topic in the Explore tab on iOS and Android  —  Now you can view tweets sorted by topic, without having to follow anyone, right in Twitter's Explore tab.  —  The social platform released the new feature globally on iOS and Android Tuesday, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
Ken Schwencke / ProPublica:
The Daily Stormer receives DDoS protection from CDN service BitMitigate, whose founder says he believes in free speech and wants to promote his company  —  The neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer was back online Friday with help from a small company whose founder said he wanted to defend free speech …
Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese tech firms, such as Didi Chuxing and NetEase, often advise women not to reply to job ads, with NetEase noting “the job is tough and stressful”  —  Many job ads specify that women aren't wanted for certain Chinese tech jobs  —  China's tech industry has long taken Silicon Valley's lead …
Tweets: @wsj
Taylor Cromwell / Bloomberg:
How US restaurant chains are enlisting Facebook, Amazon, and adopting new tech like chatbots and digital payments, to make ordering and paying for food easier  —  TGI Fridays is letting customers pay bill with Amazon accounts  —  Largest U.S. pizza chains are locked in game of oneupmanship
More: Forbes

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Automation and AI will change the pace of business - here's how.  —  AI has tremendous potential to reduce costs and increase productivity for the enterprise.  But its true impact comes to life when combined with human ingenuity.
Copper:
The Impact of CRM in the Relationship Era  —  Get the infographic to discover the diverse ways in which CRMs are improving collaboration, productivity, forecasting, and more!
Zoho:
The Zoho Show app: Keeping you business ready at all times  —  A business opportunity might present itself at a moment's notice—which is why you always need to be prepared.  The Zoho Show app for iOS lets you keep …
Google Chrome:
Chrome's turning 10, here's what's new  —  Every time you open your browser, you have a mission to accomplish.  We built Chrome to help you do that as quickly and safely as possible.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 10/22 - Fred Wilson Wants You To Vet Your Venture Funders Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:10 AM ET, August 21, 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