Techmeme
April 20, 2020, 6:25 AM

Top News

Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Facebook to launch a dedicated gaming app to let users create and watch live game streams, available on Android on Monday and on iOS when Apple approves it  —  Video games are surging in popularity in the pandemic.  So Facebook is rolling out an app designed for creating and watching live gameplay.
Decrypt:
Hackers steal ~$25M worth of cryptocurrency from Lendf.Me, a dForce-based decentralized lending platform, likely using a well-known exploit of an Ethereum token  —  DForce, a Chinese decentralized finance protocol, today lost $25 million worth of its customers' cryptocurrency due to a well-known exploit of an Ethereum token.
Nour Haydar / ABC:
Australia orders the creation of a mandatory code of conduct requiring platforms like Google and Facebook to pay media businesses for news content  —  The Federal Government has ordered the competition watchdog to develop a mandatory code of conduct to govern commercial dealings between tech giants and news media companies.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Cloudflare debuts Is BGP Safe Yet, a site that checks if your ISP has added security protections and filtering that make Border Gateway Protocol less vulnerable  —  “Is BGP Safe Yet” is a new site that names and shames internet service providers who don't tend to their routing.
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
UK government announces a £250M Future Fund, to provide up to £5M of funding to qualifying high-growth companies, so they can remain viable through the pandemic  —  After mounting pressure from the U.K. tech startup ecosystem, and much debate, the British government today unveiled plans for a new …
Mara Hvistendahl / Wired:
As Amazon and eBay crack down on listings for masks and PPE, suppliers, brokers, and even scammers are reaching out to prospective buyers via LinkedIn  —  With face masks and other protective gear in short supply, speculators and popup brokers are finding customers on LinkedIn.
Sophie Shulman / CTech:
Amid the pandemic, some Israeli tech companies have cut salaries by up to 40% and many have turned to repricing stock options as a means of retaining talent  —  With Israeli tech companies having to cut employees' salaries by up to 40%, many have turned to repricing stock options as a means of maintaining their talent
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Rt.live, an up-to-date tracker of how fast COVID-19 is spreading in each US state  —  Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have teamed up to launch their first product together since leaving the Facebook mothership.
FinSMEs:
Parsyl, which uses an IoT supply chain data service to offer cargo insurance for shippers of perishable goods, raises $15M Series A led by GLP and Ascot Group  —  Parsyl, Inc., a Denver, CO-based supply chain data platform, raised 15m in Series A funding.  —  The round was led by GLP and Ascot Group.

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 6:25 AM ET, April 20, 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

Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Benedict Evans:
Susan D'Agostino / Quanta Magazine:
Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:

Earlier Picks

Ian Walker / Kotaku:
James Batchelor / GamesIndustry.biz:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
J. Edward Moreno / The Hill: