Techmeme
June 30, 2019, 10:20 PM

Top News

Golnaz Esfandiari / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Iran says that power consumption jumped 7% in June, largely due to Bitcoin mining, making the country's power grid unstable, seizes 1,000 Bitcoin miners  —  Iran has blamed an “unusual” spike in electricity consumption in the country on cryptocurrency miners, while warning that such illicit operations will be cut off from the grid.
Alyssa Bereznak / The Ringer:
How TikTok users are supplanting the traditional functions of record labels, like talent scouting and publicity, for new artists  —  Lil Nas X's ‘Old Town Road’ is both a chart-topping phenomenon and a turning point for the music business.  Here's what happens when a social media platform becomes a label.
Facebook:
Facebook says it will treat 2020 US Census like an election and will have “people, policies and technology in place to protect against census interference”  —  Civil rights are the foundation of a free and just society — and something we care deeply about as a company.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google launches Fuchsia OS developer website with official documentation about developing for its open source operating system  —  As was repeatedly made plain to see during this year's Google I/O, developers are eager to learn more about Google's Fuchsia OS.
Makiko Yamazaki / Reuters:
Japan will tighten restrictions on export of materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea from July 4, over a dispute about war-time labor  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will tighten restrictions on the export of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report: on-demand audio streams in the US grew 31.6% YoY to 507.7B in the first half of 2019  —  Music streaming services have already delivered a new high of half a trillion (507.7 billion) on-demand streams in the first half of 2019, according to Nielsen's mid-year Music Report released this week.
Andrew Dickson / OneZero:
How tech like ground-penetrating radar, drones, lidar, hyper-accurate 3D mapping, and more is changing archaeology by enabling cheaper noninvasive site surveys  —  Lidar, drones, and more are helping field researchers uncover hidden worlds  —  eal Spencer likes to travel light.
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
China-based robotic process automation startup Laiye, whose product UiBot gained 6,000 enterprise users after launching in January, raises $35M Series B  —  For many years, the boom and bust of China's tech landscape have centered around consumer-facing products.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
What can your workforce learn from gamers?  —  Our Future of Work podcast explores how gamification will play in driving achievement in the workforce.
Zoho:
How to create a winning hypothesis for your A/B test [Template + Example]  —  The elementary purpose of an A/B test is to improve user experience, eventually increasing the chance of converting visitors to leads.
Intel:
The PC of the future (and present) has AI at the core  —  Intel Deep Learning Boost and on-device AI reduce lag, speed performance, and help usher in the future of the industry
Blockset:
The ‘Plaid for crypto’  —  Blockset provides all the building blocks for building great crypto apps.  From accessing on-chain data to writing transactions in realtime.  Hit the market faster and cut dev costs through one API.
Mattermost:
How real-time messaging can help you ship faster.  —  Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about using ChatOps for higher productivity and faster dev cycles.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 01/17 - Jack Dorsey Asked Elon Musk How To Fix Twitter Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:20 PM ET, June 30, 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

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:

Earlier Picks

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Wall Street Journal: