Techmeme
December 4, 2018, 11:10 AM

Top News

Adam D'Angelo / The Quora Blog:
Quora says it discovered a data breach on Nov. 30 affecting about 100M users, exposing names, email addresses, hashed passwords, and other non-public content  —  We recently discovered that some user data was compromised as a result of unauthorized access to one of our systems by a malicious third party.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge as the default browser on Windows 10  —  Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium.  —  Microsoft's Edge web browser …
James Somers / New Yorker:
Profile of Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, the only Google Senior Fellows, who joined the company in 1999 and have pair-programmed some of its key infrastructure  —  Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google to expand eSIM support for Pixel 3 to Sprint and carriers in Germany, the UK, and India in the coming months  —  With eSIM technology, users no longer have to manage the tiny-sized card thanks to all the necessary information becoming digitized.  Google today announced expanded eSIM support …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Inside Google's Area 120, the company's in-house startup incubator founded in 2016 that has since greenlighted about 50 projects by Google employees  —  Google's “20% time“-the long-standing perk that invites employees to carve off a fifth of their working hours to devote to personal projects …
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
AOL owner Oath agrees to a ~$5M settlement over charges its ad exchange placed targeted ads on websites directed to kids, violating a federal privacy law  —  Oath, the owner of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay about $5 million to settle charges from the New York attorney general …
Brad Sams / Petri:
Sources: Microsoft is working on Windows Lite, a super lightweight, instant on, always connected OS that runs only PWAs and UWP apps, to challenge Chrome OS  —  For more than a year, we have been hearing about Windows Core OS and how it is a modern version of Windows.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
2018 State of European Tech report: funding reached a record $23B, all-male founders get 93% of capital, almost 50% women suffer discrimination in workplace  —  The 2018 State of European Tech report, now in its fourth year, was released today.  Assembled by investment firm Atomico …
Thenmozhi Soundararajan / New York Times:
After Jack Dorsey's trip to India and encounter with the harassment Dalits face on Twitter, it's time to include minorities in talks of platform accountability  —  Dalits and other Indian gender, religious, tribal and ethnic minorities are regularly harassed on Twitter by right-wing troll armies.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Review of $349 Nokia 7.1: has a sharp and colorful screen, snappy performance, and fast software updates due to Android One, making for a great value smartphone  —  But what's on the inside matters, too  —  What matters more: how a phone looks or how it performs?

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Move Beyond Email  —  It's the ultimate productivity killer for teams.  Find out how to move your business away from reliance on email to cloud-based collaboration.
Zoho:
Zoho Meeting: Evolution through 2018  —  This year ends on a high note for Zoho Meeting.  Our greatest joy has been delivering great features that have improved the way our users conduct webinars and online meetings.
Chromebook:
If you're tired of viruses  —  Discover how built-in virus protection like “sandboxing” is reinventing the laptop.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
PR pros: identify the top reporters on 30 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: Fri. 12/14 - Facebook Faces a GDPR Inquiry Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:10 AM ET, December 4, 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

Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Thomas Wilde / GeekWire:

Earlier Picks

Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Ian Sample / The Guardian: