Techmeme
November 11, 2018, 9:15 PM

Top News

Dan Primack / Axios:
SAP announces it will buy user experience management platform Qualtrics, which had planned to go public later this month, for $8B  —  SAP on Sunday night announced that it will purchase Qualtrics, a U.S.-based maker of survey software that had been expected to go public this week, for $8 billion in cash,
CoinDesk:
A look at the heated debate raging in the Bitcoin Cash community ahead of the contentious hard fork that may split the cryptocurrency's blockchain on Nov. 15  —  “Do not come crying when you are bankrupt.”  —  Lobbed at those bitcoin cash enthusiasts supporting Bitcoin ABC …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft XO18 roundup: Microsoft acquires game studios inXile and Obsidian, announces 91M+ MAUs for Minecraft, and says Minecraft Marketplace has 77 partners  —  Microsoft is throwing a big fan bash in Mexico City, and it made a lot of news announcements about new games, services, and acquisitions at its XO18 fan event.
Morgan Little / CNET:
Microsoft says mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One is coming on November 14  —  Microsoft revealed the timing for mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One Saturday, announcing that it would launch Wednesday, November 14, among its many other reveals during its X018 event.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook pressured Palmer Luckey to say he supported libertarian Gary Johnson despite his years-long support of Trump; Luckey's exit package was $100M+  —  Palmer Luckey, co-founder of virtual-reality pioneer Oculus, was ousted after his political activity sparked a furor within the social-media giant and Silicon Valley
Emma Grey Ellis / Wired:
Changing viewing habits and a desire for more ad revenue are prompting YouTube creators to post ever longer videos  —  ONE MONTH AGO, a dog I have never met died.  His owners are YouTubers Simon and Martina, a Canadian couple who make videos about the delicious food they eat in Tokyo, where they live.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Don MacAskill, CEO of Flickr-owner SmugMug, on why the service will end Flickr's free 1TB storage and delete all but the last 1,000 photos from free accounts  —  The criticisms started piling up as soon as Flickr said it would end its free terabyte of photo storage and delete all but a member's 1,000 …
More: Fstoppers
Colin Harper / Bitcoin Magazine:
Bitcoin evangelist and educator Andreas Antonopoulos reflects on the first 10 years of blockchain  —  As Bitcoin approaches its 10th anniversary, its community, old and new, has begun taking stock of how a decade has come to alter or define the cryptocurrency — and what Bitcoin has done to alter or define the decade.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Free Smartsheet templates for planning your COVID-19 response  —  Use these free templates to build your organization's coronavirus preparedness portal, rich with CDC documentation and other resources, free of charge and without obligation.
Mattermost:
Remote work when SaaS is not an option  —  A free, self-hosted messaging platform for security-conscious teams to collaborate remotely.  Download Free.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Zoho:
Social media marketing for the new wave of remote-working businesses  —  It's true, the world has suddenly been nudged toward moving its conversation and activity to just virtual spaces.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 04/03 - It's An 80's Style Free HBO Bonanza! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:15 PM ET, November 11, 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

Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Shannon Liao / The Verge: