Techmeme
August 10, 2018, 5:15 PM

Top News

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Facebook's David Marcus is stepping down from Coinbase board citing his new assignment to lead the social media giant's blockchain strategy  —  David Marcus is stepping down from the board of directors at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, citing his new assignment at Facebook leading the social media giant's blockchain strategy.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Doug Field, former SVP of engineering at Tesla, returns to Apple, sources say to work in Bob Mansfield's project Titan group  —  Here's some interesting hiring news I've heard through the little birdie grapevine:1 Doug Field — who left Tesla in May after overseeing Model 3 production …
Ada Hui / CoinDesk:
Leaked prospectus: Bitmain to file for up to $18B Hong Kong IPO at $40B-$50B valuation in Sept., had $2B in revenues in Q1 and forecasts $2B+ in profits in 2018  —  Bitmain Technologies, Ltd. is about to go public.  —  According to documents obtained by CoinDesk, the cryptocurrency mining company …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Sources describe how Mark Zuckerberg arrived at the decision to take down Infowars, finally making up his mind after seeing news of Apple's removal of podcasts  —  Late on Sunday, after returning to his hotel room on a trip away from home, Mark Zuckerberg made a decision he had hoped to avoid.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Munsif Vengattil / Reuters:
Facebook changes authorization process for users who manage Pages with a large US following, requiring them to use 2FA and confirm their primary location  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) will introduce an authorization process for users who manage Facebook pages with a large U.S. following …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
SEC filing: mobile marketplace OfferUp is raising a $150M round and has already raised $39M of it  —  OfferUp is raising a huge round of funding as the mobile marketplace continues to grow and battle a crowded field of competitors.  —  According to a filing with the U.S. Securities …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Regulatory filings show that Hulu lost about $357M in Q2 due to higher programming and marketing costs; parent companies to invest an additional $1.5B in 2018  —  Parent companies to invest additional $1.5 billion in streaming venture in 2018  —  Hulu's cash burn has accelerated …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitch says it will close its Communities and will implement a tagging system in September to help users better find streams  —  Say goodbye to Twitch's Communities.  The game streaming service says it's soon killing off this still relatively new addition to its site in favor of implementing a tagging system instead.

Sponsor Posts

Copper:
Don't get left behind in mediocre-CRM-land  —  Get the ebook on how companies are using CRM to collaborate and build lasting customer relationships.
Smartsheet:
“Smartsheet leads the pack with a balance of features and future strategy.”  —  Forrester names Smartsheet a leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Collaborative Work Management Tools for the Enterprise, Q4 2018.  Read the report.
Talla:
3 Mistakes You're Making With Customer Support Chatbots (Every Company Is)  —  Every time technology shifts, we enter a phase where the new technologies are being thought of using the old frameworks.  That's where we are with AI today.
Zoho:
Fantastic Candidates and Where to Find Them  —  Finding qualified candidates that are a good fit for your organization is one of the most difficult parts of the hiring process.  Fortunately, we can help.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 11/10 - What Exactly Is TikTok? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 5:15 PM ET, August 10, 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

Ali Breland / The Hill:
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Chris Welch / The Verge: