Techmeme
December 2, 2019, 4:15 PM

Top News

Steve Satterfield / About Facebook:
Facebook unveils photo transfer tool, letting users transfer their photos and videos directly to other services starting with Google Photos, in Ireland  —  At Facebook, we believe that if you share data with one service, you should be able to move it to another.
Charles Riley / CNN:
EU antitrust regulator launches preliminary investigations into how Google and Facebook gather, process, use, and monetize data for advertising purposes  —  London (CNN Business)Europe's top antitrust regulator is probing how Google and Facebook use data, putting the companies' huge advertising businesses in the spotlight once again.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts a medical speech transcription tool that works without human intervention and does not require explicit punctuation by users, like saying “comma”  —  Amazon is expanding its automatic transcription service for AWS, Amazon Transcribe, to include support for medical speech …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
T-Mobile debuts 5G across the US in 600MHz spectrum, which travels further than mmWave but has lower max data speeds; Samsung, OnePlus debuting 5G phones Friday  —  Samsung and OnePlus phones will launch on Friday  —  T-Mobile has flipped the switch on its 5G network …
Wired:
Best 2019 Cyber Monday deals on smartphones, laptops and tablets, TVs, headphones and speakers, cameras and drones, wearables, and more  —  Don't bother trudging to the store.  We've gathered the absolute best online tech deals in every category.  —  Whether you're fighting through snow flurries …
Financial Times:
Leaked documents show how China is trying to shape global standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, city and vehicle surveillance tech via UN's ITU  —  Chinese technology companies are shaping new facial recognition and surveillance standards at the UN, according to leaked documents obtained …
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
Q&A with Susan Wojcicki on YouTube's stance on political ads, hate speech, conspiracy theories, and if it should be responsible for the content it recommends  —  YouTube's mission is to give everyone a voice, but the site's open platform has opened the door to hate.
Nick Rigillo / Bloomberg:
Denmark-based Astralis, the world's top Counter-Strike team, plans a December 9 IPO on Nasdaq Nordic's Copenhagen exchange for SMBs, hopes to raise $18M-22M  —  - Denmark's Astralis team plans to go public on December 9  — Esports industry is growing fast and is now worth $1.1 billion
More: AxiosTweets: @robinwauters

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:
Free, open source Slack alternative.  —  Mattermost brings people, systems data, and workflows together to power collaboration at every stage of the DevOps lifecycle.  Download now >

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 4:15 PM ET, December 2, 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

Annalee Newitz / New York Times:
Annabelle Timsit / Quartz: