Techmeme
April 10, 2019, 12:45 PM

Top News

Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Interview with Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian on open source, AWS, working with the military, expanding Google Cloud's sales teams, and more  —  New Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian has a lot of work to do.  —  The company that basically invented the concept of hyperscale distributed computing …
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Google announces G Suite updates: Assistant can now integrate with calendars, live captions in Hangouts Meet, and improved support for Office files  —  Voice assistants are moving into the office, prompting Google to integrate its Google Assistant technology with G Suite customer calendars.
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Leaked recording: Amazon's senior VP of physical stores says Go will start accepting “additional payment mechanisms”, including cash, in the future  —  - Amazon's Steve Kessel, who runs physical stores, said last month that the company plans to add “additional payment mechanisms” to its Go stores.
Reuters:
Sources: Uber to sell ~$10B worth of stock at $90B-$100B valuation in IPO, will make S-1 public Thursday, begin roadshow late April, and start trading early May  —  (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has decided it will seek to sell around $10 billion worth of stock in its initial public offering …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Kaspersky researcher identifies sophisticated new spyware, dubbed TajMahal, that went undetected for five years and is from an as-yet unknown source  —  IT'S NOT EVERY day that security researchers discover a new state-sponsored hacking group.  Even rarer is the emergence of one whose spyware …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is planning deep cuts to its workforce, cutting some teams by half; report suggests layoffs will cut workforce by 8%  —  - It's said to be considering slashing some teams by up to half  — E-commerce giant is said to be reneging on some contracts
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: the next major version of macOS will include standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps alongside a redesigned Books app  —  During the “It's show time” event in late March, Apple announced that the TV app would be coming to the Mac soon.  This naturally sparked discussions …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FireEye uncovers second critical infrastructure site affected with dangerous Triton malware, which is linked to a Russian government-backed research institute  —  Use of game-changing Triton malware to target safety systems isn't an isolated incident.  —  Sixteen months ago …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Oppo announces Reno flagship with Snapdragon 855, 6.6-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, pop-up camera, three rear-cameras with 10x hybrid zoom, starting at ~$600  —  If you thought the leak from two weeks ago had given the game away for Oppo's new Reno smartphone series, don't worry, as the real deal has more to offer.
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Mark Warner and Deb Fischer bans “dark pattern” tricks to collect user data, addictive products for kids under 13, more  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a Democrat, and Deb Fischer, a Republican, are introducing a bill …
David Kushner / Wired:
Book excerpt: a brief history of internet porn, which developed many early innovations in internet marketing, such as pop-up ads and subscriptions  —  “Almighty God, Lord of all life, we praise You for the advancements in computerized communications that we enjoy in our time.
Karen Weise / New York Times:
Over 3,500 Amazon employees publicly call on the company to give clear commitments on tackling climate change, the largest staff-driven movement thus far  —  SEATTLE — Employees at big tech companies have pushed back against their employers for working with the military and law enforcement offices …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Labelbox, which provides services to create, manage, and maintain data sets for machine learning applications, raises $10M Series A led by Gradient Ventures  —  Labelbox, a provider of services to create, manage, and maintain data sets for machine learning applications, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding.
More: FinSMEs
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Pirates are using Facebook's Watch Party group video-streaming feature to host movie marathons and TV watch parties, sometimes for thousands of viewers  —  - Facebook's new group-video-watching feature, Watch Party, is proving wildly popular with pirates.  It's designed to let Facebook users watch …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Movo, which provides last-mile mobility via rentable electric scooters, raises €20M Series A led by insurance firm Mutua Madrileña and Seaya Ventures  —  Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion.
More: Tech.eu

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Smartsheet offers free Gov product to governments and agencies  —  Smartsheet Gov, the FedRAMP authorized Smartsheet environment, is now free of charge or obligation for any US government agency responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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:
Introducing new and improved Gantt chart in Zoho Projects: an upgraded chart for an elevated experience  —  With scattered teams across different locations becoming the new normal, project management tools are becoming essential for remote work.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tue. 03/31 - Apple Buys Dark Sky! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:45 PM ET, April 10, 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

Jeff Fieldhack / Counterpoint Research:

Earlier Picks

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
Jake Evans / ABC:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: