Techmeme
November 13, 2018, 3:00 PM

Top News

US Day One Blog:
Amazon selects New York City and Arlington, Virginia for its new headquarters, receiving $1.5B in performance-based incentives from NY and $573M from VA  —  Amazon to invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters, and announces Nashville as new Operations Center …
Washington Post:
A look at the likely factors behind Amazon's decision to choose Crystal City, VA, as one of its HQ2 locations and how it may affect the region  —  Amazon will open major new outposts in Northern Virginia's Crystal City and in New York City, splitting its much-sought investment …
Tom Randall / Bloomberg:
Source: Waymo plans to launch the first commercial driverless car service in early December; it will operate under a new brand competing with Uber and Lyft  —  Under a new name, the Google sibling plans to methodically build a futuristic rival to Uber and Lyft.  This is how it will unfold.
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Spotify will roll out its Apple Watch app in the coming week but without key features like the ability to stream music on LTE or download songs  —  One of the big selling points of smartwatches is the ability to control apps without needing to pull out your phone.
More: Engadget and MacRumors
Tom Warren / The Verge:
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is finally re-released, after data loss bugs caused it to be pulled; Microsoft says it's focusing on improving code quality  —  October update, or November update?  —  Microsoft is releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update again today, after bugs forced the company to pull it offline last month.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Apple says its T2 chip in newer Macs will run a diagnostic after some repairs that may make the computer inoperable if not repaired by Apple or its network  —  Newer Macs now require a proprietary diagnostic tool be run after replacing the logic board or Touch ID sensor
AJ Dellinger / Engadget:
Snapchat introduces Friendship Profiles highlighting close relationships, custom Bitmoji merchandise, and Bitmoji Stories  —  Snapchat is introducing new Friendship Profiles that will celebrate your relationships with your closest friends.  The feature will dig up some of the highlights …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Zendesk announces Sunshine, a development platform that's free for its enterprise customers, and Sell, a CRM tool launching for $19 per user per month  —  Cloud customer-support software company Zendesk on Tuesday announced a new tool for salespeople and a compatible system for developing custom applications.
Livemint:
Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal resigns after probe into allegations of serious misconduct  —  Binny Bansal's resignation “follows an independent investigation done on behalf of Flipkart and Walmart into an allegation of serious personal misconduct.”  —  05 27 PM IST
Wall Street Journal:
Some Google services were temporarily unreachable for some users due to internet traffic being misdirected; Google believes cause was external, will investigate  —  Internet giant says issue has been resolved and it will conduct an investigation  —  Google services were temporarily unreachable …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Yahoo Finance is launching a subscription service, Yahoo Finance Premium, in Q1 2019 that a source says will likely cost $100+/month  —  Yahoo Finance, the decades-old money brand now owned by Verizon, is launching a subscription service that aims to compete with Bloomberg for the cash …
More: Mashable
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's Project Fi gets updated with an optional always-on VPN and a smarter way to switch between WiFi and cellular connections based on signal strength  —  Google's Project Fi wireless service is getting a major update today that introduces an optional always-on VPN service and a smarter …
New York Times:
In a letter shared by Sen. Ron Wyden, Facebook admits it ignored warnings from government-approved auditor in 2013 that its device partners may misuse user data  —  Facebook failed to closely monitor device makers after granting them access to the personal data of hundreds of millions of people …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at how Palantir, which keeps losing money, is trying to turn around its business ahead of a long-delayed IPO by cutting costs and hiring more salespeople  —  The Silicon Valley unicorn, which has been run like a scrappy startup, is under pressure to remake the business ahead of a possible IPO
Corinne Reichert / ZDNet:
Intel says it will make its XMM 8160 5G modem available to manufacturers in H2 2019, six months ahead of schedule, with devices using it shipping in H1 2020  —  Intel said it has pushed the launch of a 5G modem forward by six months, with the product to become available to device manufacturers in the second half of next year.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
iFood, the Brazilian technology conglomerate Movile's food delivery platform, raises $400M from existing investors Naspers and Innova Capital  —  The Brazilian technology conglomerate Movile has just raised one of the largest rounds ever recorded for a Latin American startup …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
5 Emerging Trends in the Construction Industry  —  Download this free report to read more about 5 emerging opportunities — and how the most successful construction companies will harness technology.
Zoho:
Temporary work isn't temporary anymore : The how, what and why  —  The way people work today is changing.  Consider the rising popularity of remote work, shared and co-working spaces, mobile offices and much more.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
PR pros: identify the top reporters on 36 different tech beats  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, or enterprise?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.  View any topic report instantly!

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Thu. 01/17 - Tim Cook Sayz: Regulate THOSE Guys Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:00 PM ET, November 13, 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

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Joe Uchill / Axios:
Susan Wojcicki / YouTube Creator Blog:
Vibhuti Sharma / Reuters:
Rani Molla / Recode: