Techmeme
December 7, 2019, 6:10 AM

Top News

Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Report: Magic Leap sold ~6,000 headsets in six months after release, compared to a goal of 100,000 in the first year, and recently laid off dozens of employees  —  And Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly left its board  —  Magic Leap's sales numbers reportedly haven't matched CEO Rony …
Caroline Spivack / Curbed NY:
Report: Amazon leases 335K square feet of office space in NYC without any tax incentives, less than a year after pulling out of its larger HQ2 campus deal  —  The e-commerce titan remains interested in the Big Apple  —  Amazon has inked a lease in midtown Manhattan less than a year …
Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at the mixed legacy of Alphabet's organizational structure, which sometimes led to the duplication of efforts among Google and Alphabet's other companies  —  With Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back (again!), Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now in charge of Alphabet—and its dysfunction.
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Bernie Sanders unveils a “High-Speed Internet for All” plan with $150B to build publicly owned broadband networks, wants to break up ISPs like Comcast and AT&T  —  - Bernie Sanders announces a plan to expand rural broadband internet access and break up giant internet service providers.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Adobe is acquiring Oculus Medium, a virtual reality sculpting tool launched in 2015, from Facebook  —  New updates will be coming in 2020  —  Adobe is acquiring Oculus Medium, a virtual reality sculpting tool originally revealed by the Facebook-owned VR company in 2015.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Profile of VSCO, a photo-sharing app with a reported valuation of $550M, which is trending towards 4M paying users in 2020, up from 2M in late 2018  —  No likes, no comments, no follower count — VSCO sells a sense of belonging  —  Long before Instagram toyed with removing “likes,” VSCO …
Scott Stein / CNET:
Qualcomm unveils 5G-compatible Snapdragon XR2 to power standalone headsets, says it is working with Niantic Labs to develop a reference design for smart glasses  —  VR headsets take you places and AR headsets show you things in the real world that aren't really there.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Tali Arbel / Associated Press:
14 US state AGs seeking to stop the T-Mobile and Sprint merger head to trial on Monday  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A high-drama telecom deal is heading to court.  —  T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, has already notched approvals from key federal regulators.
More: Android Police and CNETTweets: @honestduane

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:
Things to know while designing your email campaigns … Expert Diaries from Zoho Campaigns connects avid email marketers to the experts in this space, and help them learn some best practices and tips.
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 6:10 AM ET, December 7, 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 Feldman / New York Magazine:

Earlier Picks

Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: