Techmeme
March 2, 2018, 7:05 PM

Top News

Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Snap is working on new Spectacles for Q3 focusing on performance; 3rd gen planned for 2019 with 2 cameras for 3D-like depth effects in videos for $300  —  Snap Inc. plans to launch a second version of its Spectacles glasses this year followed by a more ambitious third version equipped …
Wall Street Journal:
Former recruiter sues Google, says YouTube set minority hiring quotas, stopped hiring white and Asian males last year for tech jobs, fired him for complaining  —  A former employee alleges tech firm set quotas for hiring minorities  —  YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males …
John McCrank / Reuters:
Equifax expects $275M in 2018 costs from the data breach, says 2.4M additional customers were affected by 2017 cyber attack  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equifax Inc (EFX.N) said on Friday it expects $275 million in costs in 2018 related to the credit reporting company's massive data breach last year …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook's security team told execs about Russian election tampering in Dec. 2016; late public disclosure was due to image concerns, Mueller gag order  —  Social-media giant played down allegations Russia exploited its platform, deepening perceptions it is oblivious to public concern about its social impact
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
Michael Arrington says his $100M crypto fund received SEC subpoena and every crypto fund he talked to also did; source: SEC subpoenaed ~80 firms in ICOs probe  —  - “We received a subpoena.  Every [crypto]fund I've talked to has received one," said Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder …
More: CoinDesk
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rovio misses on Q4 revenue of €73.9M vs €77.33M estimated and announces closure of a year-old London office, departure of head of games unit; stock down 9%+  —  Gaming and entertainment company Rovio continues to have a very hard time of it as it faces the music on the waning popularity …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram may be preparing to launch audio and video calling within its direct messaging system according to files and icons buried in its APK  —  Instagram wants to be your phone, not just your camera.  And it wants to be better at it than Snapchat.  Files buried in Instagram …
TechCrunch:
Sources: UiPath raises ~$120M Series B at $1B+ valuation for enterprise back-office automation bots; UiPath raised $30M at estimated $109M valuation in April  —  The initial hype around bots — applications that run partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning …
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Percentage of Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has dropped from 80% in 2014 to under 8%, according to Google  —  The percentage of daily Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has gone down from around 80% in 2014 to under 8% in early 2018.
Tweets: @davezatzThanks:@campuscodi

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
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:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Friday, June 22 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 7:05 PM ET, March 2, 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

Deutsche Welle:
Robert Hackett / Fortune:

Earlier Picks

Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central: