Techmeme
March 2, 2018, 3:35 PM

Top News

Jordan Novet / CNBC:
AWS in US is experiencing connectivity issues affecting services like Slack, Atlassian, Twilio and devices like Echo with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant  —  - Atlassian, Slack, Twilio and other web services are having problems that appear to be related to the cloud issue.
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: 2nd generation Snap Spectacles to ship in Q3 with improved performance; 3rd gen planned for 2019 with two cameras for 3D-like depth effects in videos  —  Snap Inc. plans to launch a second version of its Spectacles glasses this year followed by a more ambitious third version equipped …
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 …
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 …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook's security team issued memo about Russian interference in Dec. 2016; firm's disclosures complicated by concerns about image, 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
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 …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
State lawmakers in Maryland, New York, and Washington weigh bills regulating political ads on Facebook, Google, and Twitter  —  Alonzo Washington delivered a dire warning to his fellow delegates in Maryland's legislature last month: Russia might try to influence their elections, too.
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Garrett Camp proposes Eco, a cryptocurrency that would run on verified nodes at universities and research institutes and have collective mining incentives  —  In November, Garrett Camp had just returned from his first trip to Africa—an “eye-opening” experience, he said …

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 Thursday, June 21 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:35 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:

Earlier Picks

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