Techmeme
October 25, 2017, 2:50 PM

Top News

Mark Wilson / Co.Design:
Microsoft has stopped manufacturing Kinect, the depth camera and microphone that sold ~35M units since 2010, but will continue to support it for Xbox customers  —  But its influence, and core technology, lives on across the industry.  —  Manufacturing of the Kinect has shut down.
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon Key bundle launched with a security camera and smart door lock that lets couriers unlock your door; starts from $250, preorder today, available Nov. 8  —  The new in-home service will roll out to 37 US metro areas next month and eventually allow you to let in a dog walker or house cleaner, too.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Google and Cisco announce cloud partnership, will combine Google's expertise in data centers and software with Cisco's global salesforce, support, and security  —  - Google and Cisco will jointly develop products for use in the cloud and in on-premise data centers.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
As it expands into TV, Apple is seeking family-friendly shows and avoiding edgy content, but some Hollywood insiders doubt the company has a clear strategy  —  A conservative corporation takes its first steps into a new industry.  —  Days before Apple Inc. planned to celebrate the release …
Bloomberg:
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Nintendo announces Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for Android and iOS, coming in late November  —  Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for smartphones, due for release on iOS and Android in late November.  The title looks much like other games in the Animal Crossing series …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Kaspersky says it briefly obtained a 7zip file of Equation Group source code after scanning an infected PC in 2014; PC likely belonged to an NSA contractor  —  Apparently, a pirate download of Microsoft Office could be the root of all the trouble.  —  Kaspersky has acknowledged that code belonging …
Kim Hart / Axios:
Trade group representing Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, and others releases principles for ethical AI to promote responsible use of data and more  —  The Information Technology Industry Council — a DC-based group representing the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon introduces paid subscriptions for Alexa skills, free for Prime members, in a limited roll out starting with Jeopardy!  —  After grabbing70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market, Amazon says it's now opening up a way for third-party developers to make money from their voice apps, known as skills, on its Alexa platform.
Ellen Read / Stuff.co.nz:
Apple acquires ten-year-old Auckland-based wireless charging company PowerbyProxi  —  Auckland entrepreneur Fady Mishriki set up PowerbyProxi in 2007.  —  Apple has bought Auckland technology company PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum.  —  The tech giant released the news on Wednesday …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Managing your training team is now a breeze  —  Clara is the head of Learning and Development (L&D) at Zylker Corp, and trains employees in domains like soft skills and leadership.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Friday, June 15 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:50 PM ET, October 25, 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

Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: