Techmeme
April 11, 2018, 9:55 PM

Top News

Casey Newton / The Verge:
Highlights from second hearing: Zuckerberg is asked how Facebook tracks people around the web and whether minors should have additional privacy protections  —  These members of Congress did their homework  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his second of two appearances before Congress on Wednesday …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Google emails G Suite customers to detail upcoming changes to Gmail web client: ability to snooze emails and save emails offline, Smart Replies, and more  —  Google sent an email to G Suite customers to tell them that the company has been working on a brand new version of Gmail for the web.
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
IDC reports global PC shipments in Q1 2018 remain unchanged YoY; Gartner found a 1.4% decline due to weaker sales in Asia; HP holds on to top PC vendor spot  —  Commercial upgrades of desktops and laptops buttressed demand  —  Dell saw the greatest shipment boost of all major vendors
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A current moving against Facebook swept Zuckerberg before Congress, which has shown rare bipartisan support that something should be done about the company  —  “I thought something was going to get done,” lamented a friend, in reference to yesterday's Senate hearing that featured a single witness …
Stephen Marche / New Yorker:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram says it's building a tool for downloading “a copy of what you've shared on Instagram”, following Facebook, amid criticism of lack of portability  —  Yesterday we reported that Instagram lacked data portability, knocking the app for the absence of an equivalent to Facebook's Download Your Information too.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Steam Spy, a service estimating games sales and other stats on Steam, shuts down after Valve makes privacy changes hiding users' gaming libraries by default  —  In light of Internet and social-media privacy landing at the top of major news outlets this week, another major online service announced …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
FCC publishes filing from Snap that appears to show second generation Spectacles with 802.11ac WiFi support and more; report said Snap was planning Q3 debut  —  Snapchat's corporate parent Snap Inc. may be getting ready to release a new version of its Spectacles wearable device soon …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Hulu launch a combined subscription bundle for $12.99 per month for Spotify Premium users, available to all users later this summer  —  Last fall, Hulu and Spotify teamed up to offer students a bundle including both of their services for a discounted price, compared with paying for each subscription separately.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber says it plans to integrate new forms of transportation into its app, including bikes and public transport, and debuts Uber Rent car-sharing in SF  —  Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in Washington, DC today to extend the hand of friendship to cities and make some product news
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Julian Wheatland, chairman of Cambridge Analytica's British affiliate, named company CEO; acting CEO Alex Tayler returns to role as chief data officer  —  Shakeup comes in wake of video showing company discussing entrapment tactics in political campaigns
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed:
Answering lawmakers, Zuckerberg repeatedly relied on the promise of AI to weed out undesirable content, a defense that lets Facebook avoid responsibility  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies in a Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees joint hearing regarding the company's use and protection of user data.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Shirley Halperin / Variety:
Apple promotes Oliver Schusser to vice president of Apple Music & International Content, as Music surpasses 40M paid subscribers worldwide  —  Oliver Schusser is promoted to head of Apple Music Worldwide, reporting to Eddy Cue.  — Fleetwood Mac to Tour With Neil Finn …

Sponsor Posts

Tribe AI:
You don't have to be Google to have your own AI lab  —  Find out how Tribe's community of top engineers can build core machine learning technology for your company.
DataStax:
Global scale on a startup budget?  —  Go with the original planetary scale database — DataStax Astra built on Apache Cassandra™.  Start for free and pay only for what you use with serverless!
Zoho:
Does payroll processing fall under the HR department?  —  Payroll processing is one of the major responsibilities of the HR department.  However, it's not just restricted to them.
Oura:
Studying How Humans Adapt to NASA's Undersea Extreme Environment  —  You find yourself having to live trapped underwater in 400sq ft for 10 days — how would your body respond?
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 02/26 - Twitter Does ALL The Things (Even $$$ For Tweets) Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:55 PM ET, April 11, 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

Adi Robertson / The Verge:

Earlier Picks