Techmeme
August 1, 2019, 7:20 PM

Top News

Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the biggest name in Fortnite and one of Twitch's most popular stars, says he will move to Microsoft's Mixer full-time  —  Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the biggest name in Fortnite and one of Twitch's most popular stars, is leaving the platform to stream exclusively on Mixer.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Inside US-based “phone farms”, where people use dozens or hundreds of smartphones to fabricate engagements with ads and generate some disposable income  —  Ordinary Americans are using armies of phones to generate cash to buy food, diapers, and beer through ad fraud.
Jacqueline Feldscher / Politico:
Pentagon puts the decision of awarding the $10B JEDI cloud services contract on hold as Defense Secretary Mark Esper reviews accusations of unfair competition  —  The Pentagon is slamming the brakes on its mega-competition to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract after President Donald Trump suggested …
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Facebook details its first takedown of inauthentic accounts linked to the Saudi government, alongside a separate takedown of accounts linked to UAE and Egypt  —  Washington (CNN Business)Facebook said Thursday it had found evidence of something cyber security and national security experts …
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
An in-depth look at Intel's new Ice Lake chips, including their development history and benchmark results  —  Intel's new Ice Lake platform is the company's second attempt at producing a 10nm chip for the mass market, and follows on from the Cannon Lake platform.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: as part of its antitrust probe, FTC is investigating whether Facebook bought startups like Instagram and WhatsApp to neutralize possible competitors  —  Regulators examining whether social-media giant bought companies to neutralize possible rivals  —  The Federal Trade Commission's …
Bloomberg:
SEC filings: MacKenzie Bezos is now the second largest Amazon shareholder, holding 19.7M shares, or a ~4% stake worth ~$37B, in the company  —  MacKenzie Bezos is officially Amazon.com Inc.'s second-largest individual shareholder.  —  About 19.7 million shares are now registered …
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Leaked render of Samsung's 3.5mm to USB-C adapter is a further indication that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack  —  We've seen the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ in all their glory in a slew of leaked renders already, and now, a render showing the 3.5mm …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Amazon's Ring says that it receives some real-time 911 call data, including addresses, from police, which helps it curate crime news posts for its Neighbors app  —  Amazon-owned home security company Ring is pursuing contracts with police departments that would grant it direct access to real …
James Thorne / GeekWire:
Former Expedia executive Aman Bhutani taking over as CEO of GoDaddy as Scott Wagner, who was promoted to the post in 2017, steps down for health reasons  —  Tech Moves covers notable hires, promotions and personnel changes in the Pacific NW tech community.  Submissions: tips@geekwire.com
More: ZDNetThanks:@taylor_soper
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Holloway, which publishes in-depth guides about running a startup, raises $4.6M in seed funding from The New York Times, NEA, Lightspeed, and others  —  Founders need to get smart quickly about the many nuanced aspects of building a company, from understanding weird language in a big term sheet to hiring a key software developer.
More: FinSMEsTweets: @caseynewton
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
DoorDash agrees to acquire Caviar, Square's food delivery business, for $410M in cash and preferred DoorDash stock  —  DoorDash has reached an agreement with Square to purchase on-demand food delivery and catering business Caviar .  DoorDash has agreed to pay Square $410 million in cash and preferred DoorDash stock.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Bird unveils new electric scooter with 50% more battery life, anti-vandalism sensors, anti-tipping kickstands, and anti-puncture tires  —  Bird Two also has anti-tipping kickstands and anti-puncture tires  —  It's been less than three months since Bird unveiled Bird One …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
London Stock Exchange agrees to acquire financial data provider Refinitiv, a former arm of Thomson Reuters, in an all-stock deal valued at ~$27B  —  LONDON — For more than 300 years, the London Stock Exchange has been one of the world's most enduring symbols of capitalism.
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
With an estimated 420K CCTV cameras operating in the city, London has become a test bed for visual surveillance tech, including live facial recognition  —  On the last day of January, few of the shoppers and office workers who hurried through Romford town centre in east London …

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 7:20 PM ET, August 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

Klint Finley / Wired:

Earlier Picks

The Guardian:
Varun Mishra / Counterpoint Research:
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez / The San Francisco Examiner:
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide: