Techmeme
November 22, 2019, 4:00 PM

Top News

BBC:
Russia bans sale of gadgets including smartphones, computers, and smart TVs that are not pre-installed with alternative Russian software starting July 2020  —  Russia has passed a law banning the sale of certain devices that are not pre-installed with Russian software.
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Sources say Apple AirPods shipments expected to double to 60M in 2019, driven by much higher than expected demand for the AirPods Pro model  —  - Demand for AirPods Pro ‘much higher’ than original estimate  — Wearables drive Apple's growth as smartphone shipments plateau
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Twitter says users can now enroll in 2FA without a phone number and disable SMS-based 2FA as default, allows other methods such as mobile authenticator apps  —  And it only took Twitter's CEO getting hacked to happen.  —  Twitter announced today that users will finally be able to disable SMS-based …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
FCC bans carriers from using federal subsidies to buy equipment from Huawei and ZTE, considers ordering subsidy recipients to replace current Chinese equipment  —  The FCC is acting on its vow to keep Chinese technology out of American wireless networks.  Commissioners have unanimously approved …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google says Cloud Print, its cloud-based printing service that has been in beta since 2010, will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2020  —  Google has announced that Cloud Print, its cloud-based printing solution, is being retired at the end of next year.
Jane Lanhee Lee / Reuters:
Filing: outside the US and China, Airbnb had $2.42B in revenue in 2018, up 35%+ YoY, and $46.47M in profits, compared to a $97.22M loss in 2017  —  (Reuters) - Airbnb's business excluding the United States and China turned a net profit of $46.47 million in 2018 compared with a loss …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter rolls out its “Hide Replies” feature to all users globally  —  Twitter's radical “Hide Replies” feature, one of the biggest changes to how Twitter works since the invention of the Retweet, is now available to Twitter's global user base.  The company says the feature …

Sponsor Posts

Niantic Lightship ARDK:
AR App Development Evolved: Join Niantic November 8, 2021  —  Create your own AR Real-World Metaverse with the Niantic Lightship ARDK.  Be part of the launch and join our virtual keynote November 8, 2021.
Zoho:
How close are we to a passwordless future?  —  Passwords help us validate our online identity and access our favorite apps for banks, social media, travel websites, business productivity, and more, every day.
Welcome:
Close more candidates.  Retain your employees.  Access real-time comp data.  —  Benchmark and communicate compensation to candidates and employees, powered by our real-time compensation and equity data.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
Modern Finance Podcast:
Play-to-Earn Gaming with Yield Guild Games
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Thu. 10/21 - PayPal To Buy Pinterest? Why?
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 4:00 PM ET, November 22, 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

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:

Earlier Picks

Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
NBC News:
New York Times: