Techmeme
January 8, 2018, 1:15 PM

Top News

Pali Bhat / The Keyword:
Google consolidates its payment offerings, including Android Pay and Google Wallet, under a single brand: Google Pay  —  If you've ever paid for groceries with Android Pay, used Chrome to automatically fill in your payment info, or purchased an app on Google Play, then you've already experienced …
TechCrunch:
Sources: Telegram to launch Telegram Open Network on new blockchain with native Gram cryptocurrency, ICO pre-sale of $500M, with only real fiat currency buy-ins  —  Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
HP, Asus, Acer, and others plan to integrate Alexa into some of their Windows 10 desktops and notebooks this year  —  Amazon Alexa will soon arrive on Windows PCs, creating new competition for Microsoft's built-in Cortana voice assistant.  —  Hardware makers HP, ASUS …
David Benoit / Wall Street Journal:
Two Apple investors, which hold ~$2B in stock, say Apple should study impact of phone overuse on kids' mental health, offer parents better tools to manage use  —  Two activist shareholders want Apple to develop tools and research effects on young people of smartphone overuse and addiction
Roger McNamee / Washington Monthly:
Facebook and Google's influence on the US election and Brexit calls for regulations for more transparency, letting users own their data and social graphs, more  —  An early investor explains why the social media platform's business model is such a threat—and what to do about it.
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
GoPro issues weak guidance, confirms plans to cut workforce by 20% or ~250, reduces CEO cash compensation to $1, will exit the drone business; stock down 20%+  —  GoPro lowered fourth quarter guidance Monday and confirmed layoffs of at least 250 employees.  —  Shares were halted in premarket trading.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia partners with Acer, Asus, HP to launch 4K 120Hz 65-inch gaming displays this summer, with its G-Sync tech and Android TV-based Shield platform built in  —  Nvidia is announcing today that it is going to supersize PC gaming with a new breed of Big Format Gaming Displays — or BFGDs.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Nvidia says its new Xavier SoC can process Level 5 self-driving data, powers its Drive IX vehicle safety and convenience and Drive AR infotainment UX platforms  —  Nvidia unveiled the next generation of its autonomous driving stack at CES 2018.  —  LAS VEGAS — Graphics chip giant Nvidia …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel unveils 8th-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 chips with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, the first Intel chips with AMD's Radeon graphics  —  It's here - one of the most unlikely partnerships in the semiconductor industry.  Long-time rivals Intel and AMD, battling out of x86 dominance for over 35 years, are now co-conspirators.
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Garmin launches its first GPS watch to store music, Forerunner 645, with 3.5GB storage that can save ~500 songs, starting at $449  —  Ready to hold 500 songs from iHeartRadio, iTunes, and other playlists. … Garmin's Vivoactive 3 provided a solid alternative to the Fitbit Ionic …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
5 Emerging Trends in the Construction Industry  —  Download this free report to read more about 5 emerging opportunities — and how the most successful construction companies will harness technology.
Zoho:
Temporary work isn't temporary anymore : The how, what and why  —  The way people work today is changing.  Consider the rising popularity of remote work, shared and co-working spaces, mobile offices and much more.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
PR pros: identify the top reporters on 36 different tech beats  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, or enterprise?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.  View any topic report instantly!

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Wed. 01/16 - Razr's Coming Back To Usher in the Foldable Phone Era Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 1:15 PM ET, January 8, 2018.

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

Ryan Selkis / TwoBitIdiot: