Techmeme
June 13, 2018, 4:10 AM

Top News

Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Judge rules that AT&T can complete its $85B merger with Time Warner, did not impose conditions on the approval  —  - The Justice Department sued last year to block the merger, citing concerns that AT&T, owner of satellite television provider DirecTV, could charge rival distributors …
Bloomberg:
Apple changed App Store rules last week to ban iOS developers from making databases of users' address book info and limit what can be shared with third parties  —  - iPhone maker bans developers building address book databases  — Facebook scandal shows risk of sharing data on users' friends
Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld:
Intel has confirmed that its first discrete GPUs are coming as soon as 2020 for data center and gaming PCs  —  Intel wants to compete with AMD's Radeon and Nvidia's GeForce products  —  Intel has officially confirmed that its first discrete graphics chip will land as soon as 2020.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Andrew Wong / CNBC:
Toyota says it will invest $1B in Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab, and a Toyota executive will be appointed to Grab's board of directors  —  Japan's Toyota Motor will invest $1 billion into Southeast Asian ride-sharing app Grab, the Singapore-based company said Wednesday.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Translate expands offline translation support to 59 languages including Italian, Greek, Norwegian, and Swahili  —  Currently, when the Google Translate apps for iOS and Android has access to the internet, its translations are far superior to those it produces when it's offline.
Erin Griffith / Wired:
Within the crowded crypto industry's deafening hype and bubbly scams, an economy of promoters is thriving, assisting with PR, marketing, moderation, and more  —  IT TOOK ONLY a few months for Sally, an executive assistant living in British Columbia, to become Crypto Sally …
Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Seattle's city council votes 7-2 to repeal its “head tax” law, less than a month after unanimously passing the contentious tax on big business  —  Less than a month after unanimously passing a contentious tax on big business, Seattle's city council has voted to repeal the so-called “head tax.”
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
French startup Exotec Solutions raised a $17.7M Series B led by Iris Capital for its automated warehouse robots  —  French startup Exotec Solutions raised a $17.7 million funding round (€15 million) from Iris Capital with existing investors 360 Capital Partners and Breega also participating.
More: Tech.eu and PE Hub Blog
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Instagram adds shopping tags directly into Stories, so now users can tap a shopping bag icon to learn more about buying a particular item  —  Instagram's shoppable tags are about to pop up in Stories.  The company first started testing the feature back in 2016 with a limited set of 20 partners.
Brad Sams / Thurrott.com:
Internal document: Microsoft is planning for the next Xbox console release to arrive in 2020  —  While Microsoft may have been founded as being a software company, there is no question about it that they are a hardware company too.  With the Surface family, the Xbox, and peripherals …

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:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Monday, June 18 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 4:10 AM ET, June 13, 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

Earlier Picks

Khadeeja Safdar / Wall Street Journal:
Dan Primack / Axios: