Techmeme
April 12, 2018, 10:20 AM

Top News

Brian Barrett / Wired:
From two days of hearings, a list of all the 43 things Mark Zuckerberg said he or his team will follow up on for Congress  —  MARK ZUCKERBERG VISITED Capitol Hill this week, spending hours answering questions from Congress about privacy, Russia, algorithms, and more.  Also: not answering those questions.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Reporter discovers Facebook keeps a permanent record of friends that users delete, and many advertisers he had not interacted with had his contact information  —  When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn't expect to see much.  My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads.
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
CNNMoney:
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple cuts orders as HomePod inventory piles up; analysts say weekly HomePod sales slipped to ~4% in smart speaker category three weeks after launch  —  Inventory is piling up, according to some Apple store workers  —  Low sales push company to cut orders with manufacturer
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
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 …
David Imel / Android Authority:
Source shares screenshots of Gmail's new redesign that shows aspects of Google's Material Design, a persistent sidebar for plugins, revamped Google Tasks, more  —  Earlier today, we reported that Google was about to give Gmail a major facelift.  —  This update is said to include …
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.
Reuters:
Czech cybersecurity and antivirus firm Avast plans London IPO, seeking around $200M at a ~$4B valuation  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Avast, the world's largest consumer antivirus supplier by customers, said on Thursday it will apply to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange …
Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
China orders Bytedance to shut down app for sharing jokes, silly videos citing vulgar content, a day after its flagship app Toutiao was pulled from app stores  —  BEIJING — A Chinese start-up that appears to have mastered the art of keeping people glued to their smartphones also has a knack …
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

Sponsor Posts

Specops Software:
NIST has spoken: death to compromised passwords  —  Block a billion leaked passwords today.  Start a free trial.
eero:
The eero Plus experience keeps getting better with regular updates.  —  With the latest version of the eero app for iOS and Android, it's now easy to track your eero Plus daily, weekly, and monthly activity of Inspections …
Smartsheet:
How to build a high-yielding M&A program  —  Record-breaking M&A activity is expected in the years to come.  What does this mean for your company?
Zoho:
Update on Zoho Services Disruption  —  Let me first acknowledge the obvious.  The last several hours have been a nightmare for some of you since you have not been able to access the Zoho services you trust and rely on, to run your business.
Freshworks:
Your sales force needs a better CRM  —  With Freshsales CRM, your team can now use AI-based lead scoring, built-in phone, email, activity capture and more.  Sign up for free!
Google Chrome:
Chrome's turning 10, here's what's new  —  Every time you open your browser, you have a mission to accomplish.  We built Chrome to help you do that as quickly and safely as possible.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 09/24 - Office 2019 Is Here Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:20 AM ET, April 12, 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

Chris Welch / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: