Techmeme
July 16, 2018, 7:25 PM

Top News

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Skype version 8.0 for desktop, with HD video, screen-sharing in calls, and improved chat, plans more features this summer like call recording  —  Skype's redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number …
CNBC:
Amazon suffers glitches in both mobile app and desktop site as Prime Day kicks off, including shopping cart errors and endless loops when trying to get to deals  —  - Some users saw an error page featuring the “dogs of Amazon” and were never able to enter the site.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Instapaper is becoming independent, says Pinterest, which bought the service a couple of years ago, has agreed to transfer ownership of it to a new company  —  Read-it-later and bookmarking service Instapaper announced today that it will once again be an independent operation.
Wall Street Journal:
Netflix reports Q2 membership growth of 5.2M, 1M less than forecast, and a profit of $384M, up from $65M last year; stock down 14% after hours  —  Video site blamed faulty internal forecasting, not business reasons like price increases  —  Netflix Inc. missed its own forecasts …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Uber is being investigated by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over gender discrimination, a probe which began last August  —  EEOC investigators have been seeking information related to hiring practices, pay disparity and other matters
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber rolls out new features to improve pickups, like giving riders in US and Canada guaranteed pickup windows, offering a $10 credit if scheduled rides are late  —  Uber is aiming to perfect the art of the pick-up with three features it says minimize cancellations.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Roku unveils Roku TV Wireless Speakers that use company's Roku Connect platform to link-up with Roku-powered smart TVs over WiFi, coming in October for ~$200  —  The first speakers to use the new Roku Connect platform are also Roku's first foray into the speaker market
Lily Katz / Bloomberg:
Coinbase says SEC and FINRA have given it the green light to list coins deemed to be securities by approving three acquisitions, including Keystone Capital  —  - SEC, Finra sign off on deals that give firm federal licenses  — Company is exploring addition of five new digital tokens
More: SludgeFeed
Daniel Boffey / The Guardian:
Airbnb found in breach of EU consumer law regarding hidden costs, unclear terms and conditions, and more; regulator gives company until end of August to rectify  —  Accommodation service told it needs to be clearer on total cost including fees and charges  —  Airbnb has been found in breach …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Israeli ride-hailing service Gett mulling an exit from US by selling Juno, the startup it acquired a little over a year ago for $200M  —  - Move would mark a retreat from its global expansion plans  — Gett investor VW turns attention to fund its own mobility unit
More: PYMNTS.com

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
How I managed one of the largest supply chain mergers in US history  —  The merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax presented major challenges.  Read this firsthand account how how it was managed.
Copper:
The Impact of CRM in the Relationship Era  —  Get the infographic to discover the diverse ways in which CRMs are improving collaboration, productivity, forecasting, and more!
Zoho:
It's official — Zoho Books is MTD compliant  —  Making Tax Digital (MTD) goes into effect in April 2019, and this landmark reform will change the way millions do business in the UK.
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: Fri. 10/19 - Google Wants China, But Will China Want Google? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 7:25 PM ET, July 16, 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.

Earlier Picks