Techmeme
December 27, 2019, 11:00 PM

Top News

George P. Slefo / Ad Age:
Spotify will suspend political ads in early 2020, citing the lack of tools to review them; source: political ads are not a significant source of its revenue  —  Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and the RNC are among Spotify advertisers  —  Spotify is suspending the sale of political advertising …
Reuters:
Mastercard SpendingPulse: US online holiday sales from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 grew 18.8% YoY, for a 14.6% share of the total retail sales during the period  —  (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers spent more online during this year's holiday shopping season, a report by Mastercard Inc (MA.N) …
David Porter / 8tracks blog:
As 8tracks prepares to shut down on December 31, its co-founder shares a post-mortem of what went wrong with the once-promising music streaming startup  —  8tracks has had a long run and its day in the sun.  We're sad to announce, however, that the company and its streaming service will wind …
Amanda Keton / Wikimedia Foundation:
Wikimedia says India's proposed intermediary liability rules will impact Wikipedia and limit access to information online, urges government to redraft rules  —  The Wikimedia Foundation is deeply concerned about new proposed changes to India's intermediary liability rules …
Benedict Evans:
Amazon has ~35% of US ecommerce and ~6% of addressable US retail, and is two thirds the size of Walmart, which would make an antitrust case against it difficult  —  - Amazon is a big company, but what does that mean?  How big is ‘big’?  What does ‘dominant’ or ‘scale’ or ‘huge’ mean when US retail is $6 trillion a year?

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
The nature of work has changed.  —  Gartner: “Collaborative work management plays a prominent role in the new work nucleus.”  Read the free report.
Mattermost:
#1 Slack alternative for DevOps and IT teams.  Open source and self-managed.  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.
Zoho:
Ask an Expert: How sales and marketing teams can drive growth with data  —  Data is king when it comes to powering organizations' sales, marketing, and customer relationships.  But you may be wondering how exactly teams …
CircleCI:
How we re-designed our engineering career paths  —  Access our free, open engineering competency matrix for a framework on skills and values for engineers at all levels.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
PR pros: identify the top reporters on 43 different tech beats  —  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.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 02/21 - Libra Gets A (Shopify) Win! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:00 PM ET, December 27, 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

Jasper Jolly / The Guardian:
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
William Feuer / CNBC:
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Chuin-Wei Yap / Wall Street Journal:
Associated Press: