Techmeme
August 1, 2020, 2:00 AM

Top News

CNBC:
President Trump says he will act as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok from the United States  —  - President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he will act as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.  —  President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters …
New York Times:
Sources: Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok  —  The talks come as TikTok's ownership by a Chinese company is under scrutiny by the White House and lawmakers.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, according to a person with knowledge …
Ryan Hughes / WFLA-TV:
A Florida state attorney files 30 felony charges against a 17-year old who was arrested in Tampa in connection with the July 15 Twitter hack  —  TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - A Tampa teenager is in jail, accused of being the “mastermind” behind a hack on the social media website Twitter …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
DOJ announces charges against two other suspects in the Twitter hack, including a 19-year-old in UK and a 22-year-old in Orlando, Florida  —  The arrest comes after hackers hijacked some of the most high profile accounts on the social network by leveraging an internal Twitter tool.  —  Joseph Cox
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to end support for all third-party Cortana skills on September 7 and drop support for the dedicated Cortana apps on iOS and Android in early 2021  —  Microsoft is continuing to focus its Cortana digital assistant on productivity scenarios by phasing out Cortana Skills starting …
Financial Times:
Sources: Nvidia in talks to buy Arm in a cash-and-stock deal that would value it at more than the $32B SoftBank paid to buy the UK chip designer in 2016  —  US chipmaker seeks cash-and-stock purchase of UK chip designer from its Japanese owner  —  US chip company Nvidia is in talks to buy …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple acquires Mobeewave, whose app lets shoppers tap their credit card or phone on a smartphone to make a payment; one source says the deal is worth ~$100M  —  - Apple acquires Canada's Mobeewave for about $100 million  —  Apple Inc. has acquired Mobeewave Inc., a startup with technology …
Dave Burke / The Keyword:
Google updates its Exposure Notification API with interoperability between countries, ability for apps to work without turning on location in Android 11, more  —  In May, we partnered with Apple to launch the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) and made it available to public health authorities around …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it will begin rolling out official music videos across its platform in the US, and introduce a new Music destination within Facebook Watch  —  Facebook today confirmed it will begin rolling out official music videos across its platform in the U.S., as TechCrunch first reported …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Netflix is rolling out playback speed controls of up to 0.5x slower and 1.5x faster on Android devices and is set to begin testing the option for iOS  —  Stream up to 0.5 times slower or 1.5 times faster  —  Netflix is letting people choose the speed at which they want to watch something …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
YouTube plans to discontinue its community captions feature on September 28 due to lack of use and spam abuse; critics contend it will stifle accessibility  —  The feature, which YouTube says was underutilized, will be discontinued in September  —  YouTube plans to discontinue …
Sarah Kessler / OneZero :
Companies are increasingly using employee survey data, from services like Perceptyx that offer a “union vulnerability index”, to predict and squash organizing  —  Employee survey platforms allow employers to sort groups of employees by the departments, locations, and demographics most likely to unionize
Christine Hall / Crunchbase News:
Lemonaid Health, which offers an on-demand service for accessing health care online, raises $33M Series B, bringing its total raised to $55M  —  Interest in telemedicine continues to increase, and Lemonaid Health raised an oversubscribed $33 million Series B round of funding to develop …
Kislay Verma:
When companies have too many smaller teams, slicing problems too thinly, they face high coordination costs as teams become too dependent on each other  —  “The two pizza team” paradigm has become really popular in the context of organizing software teams.  The idea is to have small …

Sponsor Posts

Tribe AI:
You don't have to be Google to have your own AI lab  —  Find out how Tribe's community of top engineers can build core machine learning technology for your company.
Zoho:
Introducing the HR Community, by Zoho People  —  Being a part of an online community is a great way to meet and interact with new people who have similar interests.  That's why we've introduced “The HR Community …
Oura:
Better sleep, better you.  —  Why the Oura Ring is the perfect companion to other wearables in painting a fuller picture of your health.
Intel:
AI is not a one-size-fits-all computing challenge  —  Cloud providers are using Intel Xeon's built-in AI performance for AI inference workloads and now developers can use Habana Gaudi to reduce their AI training costs.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Thu. 12/03 - A Law To Turn Crypto Basic? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:00 AM ET, August 1, 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

Caitlin Dewey / OneZero :