Techmeme
May 5, 2020, 6:10 PM

Top News

Apple:
Apple will host a virtual WWDC starting on June 22 in the Apple Developer app and website, free for all developers  —  Submissions for the Swift Student Challenge Are Now Open Through May 17  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers …
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
UK's NHS contact tracing app won't work unless it's running in the foreground and the phone is kept awake and unlocked, and will also ask for users' location  —  Herd immunity all over again  —  Comment Britain is sleepwalking into another coronavirus disaster by failing to listen …
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Letter from Brian Chesky to Airbnb employees says the company is laying off 1,900, or ~25% of its workforce, and expects a 2020 revenue decline of 50% YoY  —  Brian Chesky, Airbnb's CEO.  Photo by Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times  —  Airbnb is laying off a quarter of its staff.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook's Oculus division is developing a smaller, lighter Quest VR headset, but the device is facing potential delays due to COVID-19  —  - Timing of new mid-range device is being impacted by Covid-19  — Company's planned AR glasses also facing Covid-related delays
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says its goal is to launch the Xbox Series X this year, and it will hold monthly streams to promote games for the next-gen console  —  Microsoft is revealing the Xbox Series X boot screen animation today and is promising to focus on first-party Xbox Game Studios games during a July event.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Following Facebook, YouTube says it will host an online graduation event on June 6, featuring the Obamas, Sundar Pichai, Malala Yousafzai, Lady Gaga, and others  —  YouTube announces a stacked, eclectic lineup  —  YouTube is hosting an online graduation event to give seniors whose ceremonies have been canceled something to tune into.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
California AG, along with city attorneys from Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, file a worker misclassification lawsuit against Uber and Lyft  —  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra along with city attorneys from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco are filing …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 76 arrives with password management improvements, including site breach alerts, and support for Audio Worklets, which are used by Zoom  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 76 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Firefox 76 includes new Firefox Lockwise password functionality, Zoom improvements, and a handful of developer features.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Security researchers and experts say Apple's lawsuit against iOS and Android virtualization company Corellium has had a chilling effect on security research  —  Last year, Apple accused a cybersecurity startup based in Florida of infringing its copyright by developing and selling software …
Mike Murphy / Protocol:
3D-printing companies have stepped in to help plug gaps in the supply chain during the pandemic, including HP, which has printed and shipped 50,000+ items  —  When the spread of COVID-19 decimated supply chains around the world, countries scrambled for important medical supplies — face masks …
Tweets: @kitesrm, @mcwm, @mcwm, and @nicolestockdaleThanks:@mcwm
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter is testing a prompt for iOS users that asks them to consider revising a tweet they are writing when it includes “harmful” language  —  To let you revise the tweet before you post it  —  Twitter is experimenting with a new moderation tool that will warn users …
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review: vibrant QLED display, useful onboard S Pen, and responsive trackpad with built-in Qi charger, but config options are limited  —  Samsung has had a troubled past as a laptop maker.  Its ATIV, Notebook and Odyssey machines were underwhelming …
More: Laptop Mag
Meggie Gates / Consequence of Sound:
Pop artists are embracing a future where TikTok, Twitter, and Twitch dictate what's memeable and successful, with Lil Nas X, Drake, and Lizzo leading the pack  —  The fate of a pop artist now belongs in the hands of Twitch, Twitter, and Tik Tok  —  You may barely remember the Harlem Shake videos …

Sponsor Posts

Google Workspace:
See how it's done with Google Workspace  —  Whether you're a team of 10 or 10,000, Google Workspace has all the tools you need to connect, create and collaborate.
Zoho:
ProTips: 5 pointers to upscale your finance operations like a pro  —  This is a guest post by PayU.  Managing finance operations is no cakewalk.  And no matter which stage your organization is in …
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.
Arthur AI:
AI in production?  Monitor it in minutes!  —  Maximize your AI's performance and don't get tripped up by the risks — here are the 3 things you should watch out for immediately!
Modern Finance Podcast:
Gaming NFTs and DeFi vs CeFi with Amy Wu
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Thu. 08/05 - Nest Refreshes Everything
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 6:10 PM ET, May 5, 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

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:

Earlier Picks

The Information:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple: