Techmeme
March 6, 2018, 2:05 PM

Top News

Gizmodo:
Google says it provides TensorFlow APIs to US Dept of Defense to help interpret drone footage, is working on policies and safeguards for use of machine learning  —  Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence …
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Techmeme announces Techmeme Ride Home podcast hosted by Internet History Podcast's Brian McCullough, summarizing tech news every weekday at 5pm ET  —  It's hosted by Brian McCullough, creator of the Internet History Podcast.  —  The favorite website of many a techie is jumping on the podcasting bandwagon.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
WeWork says it's acquiring SEO and marketing company Conductor to build a “marketing cloud” for enterprise customers  —  WeWork is acquiring Conductor.  —  The two businesses might not seem like an obvious fit.  Why would a coworking giant buy a company that's best known for search engine optimization?
New York Times:
Right-wing journalist Peter Schweizer plans to release a documentary on tech companies' role in filtering the news, casting them as censorious and oppressive  —  Conservatives are zeroing in on a new enemy in the political culture wars: Big Tech.  —  Arguing that Silicon Valley is stifling …
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Washington becomes first state to enact its own net neutrality protections as its bill is signed into law; 25+ states have introduced net neutrality bills  —  Internet providers will be required to treat all lawful content the same in Washington state under a landmark net neutrality law that just became official.
Simon Sharwood / The Register:
Analysis finds WordPress powers 30% of the top 10M websites, nearly 10x the market share of its nearest competitor Joomla, which has a 3.1% share  —  Open source dominates the content management system market  —  The web-watchers at W3Techs have just noted a milestone: WordPress now accounts for 30 per cent of the world's web sites.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: used car site Vroom, which had raised ~$320M, lays off 25%-50% staff and halts Dallas and Indiana operations  —  Vroom, an on-demand car buying and selling startup that has raised over $300 million in venture funding, has hit a bump in the road.  TechCrunch has learned and confirmed …
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Bumble updates policy to ban firearm images and will use ~5K moderators to remove gun-related content, won't censor images appearing in users' Instagram feeds  —  A few swipes into the popular dating app Bumble, and the diversity of interests is obvious: Users post photos of themselves swinging …
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Trump admin joins states' push to expand online sales tax collections, urges Supreme Court to overrule 1992 precedent giving tax exemption to online retailers  —  Justice Department urges Supreme Court to overrule a 1992 precedent giving online retailers an exemption from obligation applying to bricks-and-mortar shops
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
MoviePass CEO says its app tracks user locations before and after movies, which is not information currently disclosed in the company's privacy policy  —  Everyone knew the MoviePass deal is too good to be true — and as is so often the case these days, it turns out you're not the customer, you're the product.

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 2:05 PM ET, March 6, 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

Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:

Earlier Picks

Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
New York Times: