Techmeme
February 5, 2019, 11:20 PM

Top News

Apple:
Angela Ahrendts to leave Apple in April after five years, as Apple names 30-year company veteran Deirdre O'Brien SVP of Retail + People reporting to Tim Cook  —  Angela Ahrendts Plans April Departure After Five Successful Years  —  CUPERTINO — Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien …
Jeremy Burge / Emojipedia:
Unicode Consortium finalizes its emoji list for 2019, including 230 new emojis like “yawning face” and “pinching hand”, likely coming to major platforms soon  —  The final emoji list for 2019 has now been approved by the Unicode Consortium and includes a total of 230 …
The Keyword:
Google launches Password Checkup, a Chrome extension that alerts users to breaches and prompts resets, and Cross Account Protection for apps with Google Sign in  —  Editor's note: Today is Safer Internet Day, but we'll be talking about it all week with a collection of posts from teams from across Google.
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Zcash discloses a flaw, first discovered in-house last March and fixed in October, that may have allowed “infinite” counterfeiting  —  On March 1 of last year, Ariel Gabizon was tidying up a presentation he was preparing to deliver the following day at a financial cryptography conference …
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Snap reports Q4 revenue of $389.8M, up 36% YoY, DAUs of 186M in Q4'18 from 187M in Q4'17 and 186M in Q3'18, as Android design refresh rolls out; stock pops 20%+  —  Snap, the parent of disappearing message app Snapchat, stemmed recent declines in users and beat revenue expectations …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Facebook Messenger now lets you delete messages from everyone's view for up to 10 minutes after you have sent them  —  You can now delete messages from everyone's view on Facebook Messenger  —  Facebook has come out with a feature that lets you delete messages from a conversation after you've sent them …
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
YouTube CEO says the number of channels with 1M+ subs nearly doubled and the number of creators who earned five or six figures grew 40%+ in the last year  —  In a post Tuesday about her goals for 2019, YouTube Chief Executive Susan Wojcicki touted several milestones Google's massive video site surpassed …
Rebekah Valentine / GamesIndustry.biz:
EA reports Q3 net revenue of $1.289B, missing its own projection of $1.375B, digital net revenue of $908M, and net income of $262M; stock down 16%+ after hours  —  Q3 net revenue of $1.3 billion didn't quite meet guidance for Battlefield V release period  —  With December solidly behind them …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Citing data privacy and security flaws, EU orders recall of Safe-KID-One, a kids' smartwatch made by German company ENOX, the first recall of its kind in the EU  —  EU warns that ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches contain several security flaws that let third-parties track and call children's watches.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Disney says ESPN+, its standalone subscription streaming service that launched in April, has 2M+ users, up from 1M in September  —  Disney's sports streaming service is growing fast — thanks in part to UFC content  —  ESPN+, Disney's standalone premium subscription service for sports fans, now has over 2 million subscribers.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it has banned four armed groups in Myanmar and will remove all “related praise, support, and representation”  —  Facebook is taking action in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been used to incite racial tension and violence, after it banned four armed groups from its service.

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Vesto:
The treasury management platform built for startups  —  Put your idle cash to work, earn higher yields, and extend your runway with Vesto.
Census:
Figma's CFO on how they built a $20B business with data  —  From Series B to acquisition, Figma needed Census to scale their business operations on top of their data warehouse.
Zoho:
Stay Even More Organized With Notebook's Exclusive Plans  —  It's been six years since we introduced a simple, beautifully designed note-taking app.  Now, that little app has grown into an all-in-one productivity app …
Climate Draft:
Climate Career Resources for Laid Off Tech Workers  —  Your skills are in demand!  Check out our jobs board, learn about the climate ecosystem, and join our directory to make yourself discoverable to top venture-backed startups.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(Bonus) Internet From Space! With The Internet Society
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:20 PM ET, February 5, 2019.

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 Tassi / Forbes:
Mark Zuckerberg:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Dieter Bohn / The Verge: