Techmeme
February 3, 2020, 11:10 AM

Top News

Benedict Evans:
Now that tech has connected most of the world, a look at the opportunities and issues this creates for the 2020s  —  We connected (almost) everyone There are 5.5bn adults on earth, 5bn have a phone and 4bn have a smartphone
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
BlackBerry says TCL Communications will stop manufacturing BlackBerry-branded phones on August 31, 2020 as its licensing deal comes to an end  —  In the past few years, BlackBerry has made a return to the smartphone market thanks to a partnership with TCL.  Today, though, BlackBerry's Android …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
As Apple closes its offices, stores, and contact centers in China, Ming-Chi Kuo lowers Q1 iPhone shipment forecasts by 10% due to Wuhan coronavirus outbreak  —  Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has lowered his iPhone shipment forecast by 10 percent to 36-40 million units in the first quarter of 2020 …
Justin Villamil / Bloomberg:
Uber suspends 240 accounts of users in Mexico who came into contact with two drivers who possibly had the coronavirus, to help contain its potential spread  —  Uber Technologies Inc. has suspended 240 user accounts in Mexico to contain the potential spread of coronavirus.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Alleged leaked video shows off Samsung's folding Galaxy Z Flip  —  Samsung's next foldable should be coming this month  —  Samsung's next folding phone is likely to be announced this month, and what appears to be the first hands-on video with the device has just appeared online.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Photos trials an $8/month subscription program that sends 10 prints of automatically-selected pics from the previous month; users get to choose a theme  —  In September, Google Photos added large canvas prints, as well as individual prints.  Google Photos is now trialing a “monthly photo prints” subscription program.
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Gaana, the most popular music streaming service in India, has 152M monthly users, over half of Spotify's global user base and double Apple Music's global count  —  Gaana, which means ‘song’ in Hindi, has used its large library of local music and low prices to beat the competition

Sponsor Posts

Google Meet:
Try Google Meet Video Meetings  —  Google's premium video meetings are now free for everyone.  Find it at meet.google.com.
Zoho:
Reimagining Customer Experience in the Age of Remote Work  —  Many analysts, including myself, have repeatedly written about us having entered a new normal, which is enforced by a so-called green swan event …
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.
Oura:
Ten Tips to get Better, Deeper Sleep  —  Want to feel more rested in the morning?  Try these strategies and see what works for you.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tue. 05/26 - What Does A 3-Day Weekend Even Mean Anymore? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:10 AM ET, February 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

Julian Bajkowski / iTnews:

Earlier Picks

Rebecca Heilweil / Vox:
Peter Eavis / New York Times: