Techmeme
January 3, 2020, 7:40 PM

Top News

Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Lenovo announces ThinkSmart View, a smart display for Microsoft Teams, available this month for $349  —  The new personal business communications device makes it easier for mobile workers to conduct Microsoft Teams audio and video calls.  —  Lenovo on Friday announced the expansion …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Snap has acquired Ukraine-based computer vision startup AI Factory, which helped create the “Cameos” feature Snapchat is currently testing, for ~$166M  —  After acquiring Ukraine startup Looksery in 2015 to supercharge animated selfie lenses in Snapchat …
Denise Grady / New York Times:
Google says its AI model found breast cancer in screening mammograms with fewer false positives and fewer false negatives than human experts found  —  Computers that are trained to recognize patterns and interpret images may outperform humans at finding cancer on X-rays.
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
A look at the Hype House “collab house”, a collective of 19 young influencers renting an LA mansion, whose TikTok group handle amassed 3M followers in ~10 days  —  The city is home to a land rush of “collab houses,” where the content creators are getting younger and younger.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Samsung says it shipped 6.7M+ Galaxy 5G phones globally in 2019, accounting for 53.9% of the 5G phone market; Samsung had only sold 2M 5G devices as of Sept.  —  2020 will be the real test for 5G devices, though  —  Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 5G …
Anna Escher / TechCrunch:
Loft, a São Paulo-based real estate marketplace for Latin America, raises $175M Series C co-led by a16z and Vulcan Capital  —  Loft may have better product market fit in Brazil than Opendoor does in the U.S.. And now the São Paulo-based property tech company has growth funding to prove it.
Jeff Stone / CyberScoop:
Following US assassination of Iran's Soleimani, newly created Twitter and Instagram accounts are spreading many thousands of pro-Iranian hashtags and messages  —  The U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's top security and intelligence commander also triggered a wave of social media propaganda apparently meant …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Dell debuts a new Latitude 9510 laptop with built-in 5G, to launch March 26, and says a spring update to its Mobile Connect software will enable iOS mirroring  —  Ahead of next week's CES in Las Vegas, Dell today announced two PC updates that will improve its appeal to users of mobile devices …
Luke Larsen / Digital Trends:

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:
The future of work: Hybrid work is here to stay  —  Let's rewind two years back to 2019 and look at the predominant work culture at that time.  While remote work was common enough in some fields …
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:
(TWTR SPC) Metaverse? Name Change? Facebook Wither?
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 7:40 PM ET, January 3, 2020.

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

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:

Earlier Picks

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech: