Techmeme
March 13, 2020, 1:45 AM

Top News

CNN:
CNN investigation finds troll farms in Ghana and Nigeria exploited US racial tensions and have ties to Russia's IRA; Facebook and Twitter have removed accounts  —  Accra, Ghana (CNN)The Russian trolls are back — and once again trying to poison the political atmosphere in the United States ahead of this year's elections.
Karl Bode / VICE:
AT&T suspends broadband data caps for home internet customers in response to increased data needs during outbreak, 17 US senators ask large ISPs to follow suit  —  AT&T is the first major ISP to confirm that it will be suspending all broadband usage caps as millions of Americans bunker …
Reuters:
Terry Gou, founder of Foxconn, said the resumption of production at its factories in China had “exceeded expectations” after a prolonged halt due to coronavirus  —  Terry Gou, founder of Apple's major manufacturing partner Foxconn, said on Thursday the resumption of production …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says its Build 2020 developer conference, planned for May 19 through May 21, will be a digital event due to COVID-19 concerns  —  Microsoft's Build developer event is no longer taking place in Seattle  —  Microsoft's Build developer conference is the latest tech event to be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Will Oremus / OneZero :
As COVID-19 hastens the adoption of remote work tools, it deepens the divide between those who can and can't work remotely, and normalizes social distancing  —  How working from home could reshape society  —  8:45 each weekday morning, I drop off my 4-year-old at preschool, hug him goodbye, and drive back home.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple plans to release new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models with scissor keyboards in the second quarter of 2020  —  Apple plans to release new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models with scissor keyboards in the second quarter of 2020, according to a new research note today from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, obtained by MacRumors.
Bloomberg:
Source: Airbnb reported a loss of $276.4M in Q4 before COVID-19 hit, nearly doubling YoY from $143.7M; revenue was up 32% to $1.1B, and it has $2B+ in the bank  —  - Revenue rose 32% in the period, according to a person familiar  — Startup's plans to list on stock market could be at risk
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
IBM sues Airbnb over what it claims is the illegal use of four patents, including one about “improved navigation using bookmarks”  —  Move threatens to cast shadow over short-term rental company's road to IPO  —  IBM is taking Airbnb to court over what it claims is the illegal use …
Bloomberg:
Telecom Italia says its internet traffic surged 70%+, mostly due to games such as Fortnite, after reports of lost connections during Italy's school shutdown  —  - It's not just home-working adults who are hogging bandwidth  — International network operator sees big increase in traffic
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and others sign an open letter opposing more than dozen bills across the US that target LGBTQ citizens  —  Apple is among 40 companies voicing opposition to recent bills introduced across the United States that target LGBTQ citizens.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases a patch for the wormable flaw in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 that leaked this week  —  Fix for CVE-2020-0796 is now rolling out to Windows 10 and Windows Serve 2019 systems worldwide.  —  Microsoft has released today a patch for a vulnerability in the SMBv3 protocol …

Sponsor Posts

Upwork:
Key Takeaways from Season 1 of Work Unlocked  —  Look at work in a whole new way with insights from Work Unlocked, a podcast featuring business leaders, future-of-work experts, and freelancers helping to drive innovation.
Climate Draft:
Join, advise, or invest in climate startups in 2022  —  We're mobilizing top tech talent to work with leading climate startups.  Sign up to be the first to know about future Climate Drafts and how you can participate.
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.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(TWTR SPC) That Feeling When You Almost Buy The Constitution
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 1:45 AM ET, March 13, 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

Earlier Picks

Tim Berners-Lee / World Wide Web Foundation:
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Julia Alexander / The Verge: