Techmeme
August 19, 2019, 8:35 AM

Top News

Bloomberg:
Trump says that at a recent dinner Tim Cook made a “very compelling argument” that Apple might lose its edge to Samsung due to tariffs on goods from China  —  - Many made-in-China Apple products to be hit soon with tariffs  — Apple CEO made ‘good case’ about tariffs at dinner: Trump
@pinboard:
[Thread] Twitter has been running ads from Chinese state news agency Xinhua that aim to discredit protesters in Hong-Kong  —  Every day I go out and see stuff with my own eyes, and then I go to report it on Twitter and see promoted tweets saying the opposite of what I saw. Twitter is taking money from Chinese propaganda outfits and running these promoted tweets against the top Hong Kong protest hashtags https://twitter.com/...
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
23 Texas local governments hit in what appears to be a coordinated ransomware attack  —  Infection blamed on a strain of ransomware known only as the “.JSE ransomware.”  —  Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
IRS sends out letters warning taxpayers that data it received from crypto exchanges shows they owe taxes related to trades over the past several years  —  The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is sending another round of warning letters to cryptocurrency users, this time to taxpayers …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Binance says it plans to launch Venus, an “independent regional version of Libra”, which will develop “localized” stablecoins pegged to fiat currencies  —  The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance is planning to launch “Venus,” calling it an …
David Nield / TechRadar.com:
Ming-Chi Kuo expects a new Apple Watch Series 5 this year, as watchOS 6 beta code indicates that ceramic and titanium casings may be coming  —  And maybe the Series 4 too  —  You wait all year for some decent Apple Watch Series 5 rumors and then two come along at once …
Wouter Geerts / Skift:
Report: top 5 short-term rental firms like Airbnb, which accounted for only 4% of bookings in 2010, are estimated to account for 73% of gross bookings in 2019  —  The short-term rental ecosystem, from property managers and platforms to business-to-business vendors, is rapidly expanding.
Andrew Hutchinson / Social Media Today:
After launching Chats in Facebook Groups in October of last year, Facebook says it is removing the feature and will archive existing chats on August 22  —  Facebook has announced that it's removing the group chat functionality that it launched in October last year, which was designed …
More: Facebook
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Cloud-based file transfer company WeTransfer raises €35M in a secondary funding round led by European growth equity firm HPE Growth  —  WeTransfer, the Amsterdam-headquartered company that is best know for its file-sharing service, is disclosing a €35 million secondary funding round.

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: (Bonus) Sports Tech With Will Martin Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 8:35 AM ET, August 19, 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

Caroline McCarthy / Spectator USA:
Kevin Kwok / kwokchain:
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Reuters: