Techmeme
August 10, 2019, 2:20 PM

Top News

Nick Heath / ZDNet:
Interview with Python creator Guido van Rossum on creating a programming language in the 1980s, the draw for developers, Python's evolution, and its future  —  Frustrated by programming language shortcomings, Guido van Rossum created Python.  With the language now used by millions …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
FCC filing reveals Sonos is working on its first-ever Bluetooth speaker  —  The long-awaited portable Sonos speaker could arrive this fall  —  One of two devices recently filed by Sonos with the FCC is a portable Bluetooth speaker, The Verge can confirm.  In the filing for product model S17 …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researcher finds hundreds of exposed AWS EBS snapshots leaking sensitive customer data, like VPN configurations, passwords, and in some cases government data  —  How safe are your secrets?  If you used Amazon's Elastic Block Storage snapshots, you might want to check your settings.
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
8chan users who are migrating to 08chan, an unofficial site hosted on ZeroNet, inadvertently lose anonymity because the P2P network exposes users' IP address  —  An unofficial new version of the hate-filled forum isn't as anonymous as its users might hope.  —  Refugees from the anonymous 8chan forum …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei unveils HarmonyOS, a microkernel-based, distributed OS, which Huawei says is an alternative to Android in case it can no longer use Google's OS  —  Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official.  At today's Huawei Developer Conference …
Jane Manchun Wong:
Twitter's web app code suggests that the company is working on a search feature for Direct Messages  —  As Twitter users, we often have to scroll through the numerous Direct Messages just to find the past conversations we want to recall.  The older the message, the longer it takes to scroll, up to minutes if you are lucky.
More: Neowin and MSPoweruserTweets: @wongmjaneThanks:@wongmjane
Ina Fried / Axios:
AMD CEO talks about plans to quickly ramp up production of EPYC server chips, launched this week, and sustaining the advantage created by Intel's stumbles  —  With Intel struggling to get to the next generation of chipmaking technology, AMD has an opportunity to gain some ground on its longtime rival.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: WH explored ways to predict mass shootings by scanning social media posts, at a meeting with Facebook, Twitter, and others, who raised privacy concerns  —  Top officials in the Trump administration expressed interest in tools that might anticipate mass shootings or predict attackers …

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:
What Up, Microsoft?  —  It's not just hardware, and it's not just Surface.  Paul, Mary Jo, and Leo talk about what Microsoft has up its sleeves for the Oct 2 event.  Subscribe to the Windows Weekly 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 2:20 PM ET, August 10, 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

Brian Fung / CNN:

Earlier Picks

Hugh Son / CNBC:
Gethin Chamberlain / The Guardian: