Techmeme
June 16, 2019, 11:45 PM

Top News

Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Genius claims it has irrefutable proof of Google lifting song lyrics, displayed in search results, from Genius.com; Google says it licenses lyrics from others  —  Genius Media says it can prove lyrics from its site are appearing in Google search information panels— by examining the apostrophes
Jessica Rosenworcel / Wired:
US is the only country making high-band spectrum the core of 5G rollout, which may leave it behind in mid-band tech needed to cover less populated areas in 5G  —  It's a worldwide race.  It's a security challenge.  It's a geopolitical battle between the United States and China.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Citymapper says it's shutting down Ride, its hybrid taxi and bus service in London, on July 14, due to onerous regulations and a desire to focus on other ideas  —  It's focusing on reinventing the travel pass instead  —  Transport app Citymapper is reliably, even admirably inventive, but not all its experiments work out.
More: Citymapper
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Prenda Law's Paul Hansmeier sentenced to 14 years for a fraud scheme that involved uploading porn videos and then threatening to sue people who downloaded them  —  Judge blasts Hansmeier for “almost incalculable” harms to justice.  —  A federal judge in Minneapolis has sentenced Paul Hansmeier …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart is now offering a new grocery delivery subscription option called Delivery Unlimited for $12.95 per month or $98 per year  —  Walmart is taking aim at Instacart, Target's Shipt and Amazon Prime Now/Whole Foods with a new grocery delivery subscription service called simply, “Delivery Unlimited.”
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
The “Amazon's Choice” label seems to imply curation, but it's awarded to listings by an algorithm, and some of the products have defects and manipulated reviews  —  When you're looking at a search result with hundreds of options on Amazon, the “Amazon's Choice” label may give you a sense of relief.
Natasha Frost / Quartz:
How non-profit Thorn uses Amazon Rekognition's DetectText, which extracts text from images, and IndexFaces, which detects faces, to fight child sex trafficking  —  Domestic sex trafficking of minors in the US and Canada usually doesn't resemble Hollywood's dungeons-and-handcuffs nightmare.
Gretchen McCulloch / Wired:
Archive of Our Own, a database for fanfiction containing nearly 5M contributions, has 350 volunteer “tag wranglers” who sort tags better than any AI is able to  —  One of the nominees for the Hugo Awards this year is Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks …

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:
Features that power up Writer's automation templates: Part 1  —  In continuation of our efforts to enhance your fillable forms experience, we are unveiling exciting new updates.  Dynamically add and populate fields …
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 11:45 PM ET, June 16, 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

Emily Dreyfuss / Wired: