Techmeme
October 31, 2018, 12:55 PM

Top News

Peter Cao / 9to5Mac:
Apple has pulled watchOS 5.1 update after reports that it had bricked some Apple Watches  —  [Update: Apple has now pulled watchOS 5.1.  Users who haven't updated should refrain from doing so if it was downloaded, but not yet installed.]  —  While many users are disappointed with the lack …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Source: Rich DeVaul, a director at X, Alphabet's moonshot unit, left the company today following reports of sexual harassment, did not receive an exit package  —  Rich DeVaul, a director at X, the moonshot unit of Alphabet, Google's parent company, has left the company following reports of sexual harassment.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Virginia Hughes / BuzzFeed News:
Researchers examining 135 popular kids apps on Android and iOS find 88% of paid and 100% of free apps often have manipulative and distracting ads  —  Popular apps for young kids, especially those available in Google's app store, are teeming with advertisements that distract them from play …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  Two separate parliamentary committees, in the UK and Canada, have issued an unprecedented international joint summons for Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook:
Facebook reports Q3 revenue of $13.73B, up 33% YoY, DAUs of 1.49B on average, up 9% YoY, says mobile ad revenue represented ~92% of all ad revenue  —  Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.  —  “Our community and business continue …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Samsung Electronics posts Q3 operating profit of ~$15.5B, up 21% YoY, driven by strong sales of memory chips and higher demand for high-end OLED display panels  —  - Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said it recorded an operating profit of 17.57 trillion won (about $15.5 billion) for the quarter ending in September.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Ethos, a startup that says it can process life insurance applications in minutes, raises $35M Series B led by Accel and backed by GV  —  - Ethos saw a more than 400 percent jump in revenue, customers and applications in the last four months.  —  Ethos, a start-up that says it can process …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Smartsheet Announces Appointment of Praerit Garg as CTO  —  Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, today announced that Praerit Garg has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Zoho:
It's finally here!  An all-new Zoho Social for your mobile  —  Social media marketing is dynamic, engaging, and most importantly, happens all in real-time.  Conversations continue to take place.
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: Tue. 02/19 - Why Emoji Are Screwing Up Legal Cases Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:55 PM ET, October 31, 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

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:

Earlier Picks

BuzzFeed News:
William Turton / VICE News:
Chris Welch / The Verge: