Techmeme
June 1, 2019, 6:20 AM

Top News

Wall Street Journal:
Sources: DOJ is preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's practices related to search and other businesses  —  The Justice Department is preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's practices related to search and other business, sources say.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: DOJ began work on a possible Google antitrust investigation after brokering a deal with FTC, which considered and opted not to pursue the case in 2013  —  A possible probe could open a new chapter in the tech giant's troubles with regulators around the world who contend that the company is too large
More: Reuters
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
What to expect from WWDC 2019: new Mac Pro, iOS 13 with Dark Mode and updates to core apps, macOS 10.15 with Marzipan apps, and 31.6-inch 6K pro display  —  Apple's big Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote is happening on Monday, June 3rd, and this year looks to be more consequential than most.
Christine Fisher / Engadget:
Report: Apple to limit third-party tracking in apps for kids starting next week  —  As tech companies grapple with safety and privacy concerns, Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps starting next week.  While the company hasn't announced the change, a source told The Wall Street Journal that it's in the works.
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Report: Spotify is working on a new “Social Listening” feature that allows users to listen along with their friends and add songs to a shared queue  —  Spotify is taking its Spotify Connect features to the next level with social integration.  The company is working …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Profile of Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram who, sources say, argued for removing fake news and demoting Breitbart in News Feed in 2017 and early 2018  —  KEY POINTS  — In succeeding Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom, Adam Mosseri has to balance his staff's desire for autonomy with the greater needs of Facebook.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
MediaTek claims its 7nm chipset is the world's first SoC with an integrated 5G modem, will ship in devices in 2020 using Arm's Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU  —  Today MedaTek is making quite an unusual announcement: The company is the first to announce a SoC with an integrated 5G modem.
Alex Kantrowitz / Tech Giant Update:
Camera app VSCO, which has an ad-free social feed and makes its money on subscriptions, says 2M+ people paid $20 in 2018 for its premium service  —  The camera app VSCO is unlike its social counterparts.  Though it has a feed similar to Facebook's News Feed and Twitter's Timeline …
Jeffrey Mervis / Science:
IEEE bans Huawei staff from journal article peer-reviews since papers may contain non-public Huawei ban-related info, keeps Huawei's other membership privileges  —  A major scientific society has banned employees of Huawei, the Chinese communications giant, from reviewing submissions …
Amy Maxmen / Nature:
As anonymized phone records of millions of people in low-income countries are used in big data projects for saving lives, critics worry about potential misuse  —  Researchers have analysed anonymized phone records of tens of millions of people in low-income countries.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
Answers To Your Tech Questions  —  On Ask The Tech Guy, Leo Laporte answers one tricky tech dilemma and gets to the root of the problem.  Subscribe to Ask The Tech Guy podcast.
Zoho:
Webinar Recap: Email as a tool for webinar engagement  —  Today, marketers are constantly on the lookout for different ways to promote their brand.  Conducting webinars is one of the easiest ways to connect …
AWS Startups:
Shaping Your Startup Culture to Thrive  —  Our panel of experts at our AWS Loft in New York, including folks from Buzzfeed, Enigma, and Value Culture, discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow is coming to Disrupt SF  —  Raising venture capital isn't easy; for some, it's impossible.  Clearbanc offers startups a fundraising alternative …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 9/20 - Airbnb Plans an Open House in 2020 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:20 AM ET, June 1, 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

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:

Earlier Picks

Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Reuters:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Lily Hay Newman / Wired: