Techmeme
July 12, 2019, 11:30 AM

Top News

Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Trump says cryptocurrencies including Facebook's Libra are “not money”, need to be regulated, citing their high volatility and facilitation of unlawful behavior  —  Just hours after a “social media summit,” the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon is developing an Echo speaker with improved audio quality to rival Sonos, HomePod, for release next year, and ramping up work on its home robot  —  - Echo speaker to include improved audio to rival Sonos, HomePod  — Wheeled robot, codenamed ‘Vesta,’ can be summoned by voice
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube unveils new ways for creators to make money, including Super Stickers for chats in livestreams and premieres and paid levels for Channel Memberships  —  YouTube is rolling out more ways for its creators to engage fans and generate revenue, the company announced today the VidCon event in Anaheim, California.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google announces it is rolling out redesigned News results for Search on desktop, making publishers' names more prominent, adding a carousel, and more  —  Google Search on the desktop web has seen a slew of visual refreshes in recent weeks.  The latest is a substantial redesign of the News tab …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
In Q2, IDC estimates global PC shipments grew 4.7% to 64.9M units; Gartner estimates 1.5% growth to 63M units; both say Windows 10 refresh contributed to gain  —  The PC market rebounded slightly in Q2, according to research firms Gartner and IDC.  After six years of quarterly PC shipment declines …
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint says it was hacked for $32M in crypto assets, of which $23M belonged to its customers  —  Bitpoint, a licensed cryptocurrency exchange based in Japan, has been hacked for $32 million in crypto assets.  —  According to a CoinDesk Japan report on Friday …
The Keyword:
Google admits one of its language reviewers leaked confidential Dutch audio data and says it is investigating the issue  —  We're focused on building products that work for everyone, and as part of this, we invest significant resources to ensure that our speech technology works for a wide variety of languages, accents and dialects.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it will test a feature to let users hide replies to their tweets starting next week in Canada  —  Twitter users are getting more control over which comments are visible in the conversations they start.  —  The company has been testing and talking about this feature since earlier this year …
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Facebook says its AI bot Pluribus, developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon, is the first such bot to beat top pros at six-player No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em  —  The 32-year-old is the only person to have won four World Poker Tour titles and has earned more than $7 million at tournaments.
Maggie Miller / The Hill:
FEC approves a request from cybersecurity company Area 1 to provide discounted cybersecurity services to political campaigns for as little as $1,337/year  —  The Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Thursday approved a request from a private company to provide discounted cybersecurity services …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Etsy researchers, using their computer vision algorithms, were able to classify styles across 60M+ Etsy listings with 76% accuracy  —  Style matters a lot to Etsy's millions of merchandisers.  There's roughly 43 different categories their products occupy, from knitted ware and cosmetics …
Tweets: @edbott
The Daily Beast:
Reuters:

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
5 Ways Technology Can Transform Government Operations  —  Migrating from unsecured legacy technologies to secure and cost-effective cloud-based applications can help governments and agencies in five key ways.
TWiT.tv:
The Best Security Podcast Ever!  —  Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte cover every major hack, virus, vulnerability, and bug.  Steve, knows, he created the first anti-spyware program.  Get Security Now on your favorite podcatcher.
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.
Zoho:
Introducing PayU for Zoho CRM  —  With increased digitization in India, many small and large businesses are now looking for online payment solutions to provide seamless online payment experience to their customers …
Intel:
The Future of Gaming is About More Than Just Processors  —  When it comes to making the PC the best place to play, you have to give developers the tools they need, provide real world performance and anticipate what's next.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tues. 7/23 - Intel Outside Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:30 AM ET, July 12, 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

Casey Newton / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: