Techmeme
September 25, 2018, 12:00 PM

Top News

Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Instagram's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks …
Kevin Systrom / Instagram:
Kevin Systrom's statement on his and Mike Krieger's departure from Instagram says they plan to take time off “to explore our curiosity and creativity again”  —  Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources say Instagram's co-founders are leaving after growing tensions with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's leadership over autonomy and product direction  —  Facebook promised Instagram autonomy, but reduced it over time leading to today's bombshell revelation.
David Faber / CNBC:
Qualcomm accuses Apple of allegedly stealing source code and chip secrets and giving them to Intel for improving the performance of Intel chips in iPhones  —  - Qualcomm hopes the court will amend its allegations to an existing lawsuit against Apple for breaching the so called master software agreement …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter announces a new policy around dehumanizing language and says it will now ask everyone for feedback about its policy changes, starting today  —  Twitter says it's going to change the way it creates rules regarding the use of its service to also now include community feedback.
Rob Pegoraro / Yahoo! Finance:
What to expect when Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Charter, Google, and Twitter testify in front of the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday at 10am ET  —  you some popcorn, because another Silicon-Valley-comes-to-Washington drama is on the way.  —  Starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the
Wall Street Journal:
Sundar Pichai to meet with GOP lawmakers in private meeting Friday to discuss privacy, Google's work with China, and alleged bias in search results  —  Friday's talks to occur amid concerns on Capitol Hill about privacy, China business and allegations of bias against conservatives
Klint Finley / Wired:
A look at Tidelift, a startup described as “Netflix for open source”, that hopes subscription fees will let coders keep open source projects patched and updated  —  HENRY ZHU MAKES software that's crucial to websites you use every day, even if you've never heard of him or his software.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snap begins slow rollout of a new way to search for products on Amazon right from Snapchat, which works by pointing camera at a physical product or barcode  —  See, snap, sale.  In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy.
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
A look at new Microsoft video conferencing and meeting tech, including a feature, available now, that lets participants blur the background of their location  —  Microsoft let me sit in on the rehearsal for its futuristic “meetings of the future” demo in Orlando.  Here's what I learned.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
After working with IBM for over a year on a food safety blockchain solution, Walmart says it's pushing produce suppliers to use blockchain by September 2019  —  Walmart has been working with IBM on a food safety blockchain solution and today it announced it's requiring that all suppliers …
Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Google is reversing part of its ban on cryptocurrency-related ads, plans to allow ads from regulated crypto exchanges in the US and Japan, starting in October  —  - Google is reversing part of its sweeping ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising and plans to allow regulated crypto exchanges to buy ads in the United States and Japan.
More: Reuters
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google announces several changes to its search product, Google Feed is rebranded as “Discover”, the homepage on mobile will now show a news feed, more  —  Google Feed is also getting an update, now it's called Discover  —  Google is announcing changes to its search product today …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Interview with Peter Chou, former HTC CEO who worked alongside Google's Andy Rubin on Android's first phone, the G1  —  The T-Mobile G1 is an iconic device.  But with its slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and a thick chin, it isn't an attractive one.  —  When it debuted a decade ago …
More: Android PoliceThanks:@jeskillings
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
New book about online activity in the 2016 US presidential election argues that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive in changing outcome  —  A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
The Cloud is Changing Accountability for Good  —  The cloud has transformed a tedious, manual process into something that any knowledge worker can do.  Accountability has never been easier to track.
Zoho:
Zoho Analytics + HubSpot: One of the fastest growing integrations of 2018  —  Back in January 2018, Zoho Analytics integrated with HubSpot CRM to provide powerful sales analytics.
Chromebook:
If you're over the old way of doing things  —  With Family Link on Chromebook, parents have a new, easy way to set digital ground rules and help children create healthy online habits.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 40 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: NBC News' Jacob Ward On Data Vs. Privacy Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:00 PM ET, September 25, 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

Eric Feng:

Earlier Picks

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Michael Sheetz / CNBC: