Techmeme
August 21, 2020, 8:50 PM

Top News

Kif Leswing / CNBC:
In a legal filing, Apple accuses Epic Games of anticompetitive behavior, producing three emails from Tim Sweeney to show that Epic asked for a special deal  —  - Apple responded to Epic Games' lawsuit accusing it of anticompetitive behavior in its control of the App Store in a legal filing on Friday.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
Leaked Palantir S-1 shows the company had 2019 revenue of $742M, up ~25% YoY, and a net loss of $580M, about the same as in 2018  —  Palantir filed an S-1 confidentially to the SEC in early July, but we have so far been waiting for the final doc to be published for weeks now with nary a murmur.
Bloomberg:
Joe Maring / Android Central:
Sources: Google Pixel 5 to have a 6" 90Hz display, Snapdragon 765G, and dual rear cameras with an ultrawide lens; leaked renders show a rear fingerprint sensor  —  Here's your early look at Google's upcoming Pixels.  —  What you need to know  — Following new renders of the Pixel 5 …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Matt Mullenweg says Automattic will add IAP for Wordpress.com plans to Wordpress iOS app after Apple froze app updates and demanded the addition  —  This sounds ridiculous  —  WordPress, the iOS app, lets you build and manage a website right from your iPhone or iPad.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Alphabet considered participating in a group bid for TikTok but talks among companies in the nascent consortium ended recently  —  - Google parent would have used an investment unit for deal  — Talks among firms in nascent consortium said to end recently
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook is exploring steps like a “kill switch” to shut off political ads after the election, if Trump attempts to dispute the results using Facebook  —  The world's biggest social network is working out what steps to take should President Trump use its platform to dispute the vote.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple is looking to offset cost of new 5G tech in iPhone 12 by using a simpler battery board design that will be 40%-50% cheaper than the one in iPhone 11  —  Apple is looking to put a pricing squeeze on component suppliers for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup to help offset increased costs …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Jeff Wilke, Amazon's CEO of Worldwide Consumer, will retire from the company in 2021; senior VP of retail operations Dave Clark will succeed him  —  - Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon's worldwide consumer business, will retire from his role in the first quarter of 2021, Amazon said Friday.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Trump administration is signaling that US companies can continue to use WeChat in China, and intends to prohibit downloads of WeChat in US app stores  —  - Outreach by officials follows lobbying push by companies  — Technical details of partial ban still being hammered out

Sponsor Posts

DataStax:
Global scale on a startup budget?  —  Go with the original planetary scale database — DataStax Astra built on Apache Cassandra™.  Start for free and pay only for what you use with serverless!
Mixing Board:
A new way to get smart comms advice  —  Mixing Board now has a community of 100 top comms and marketing leaders in tech at your fingertips.
Oura:
Oura in The Age of Ownership  —  An update on funding, the business, and the future of health as a daily practice.
Zoho:
Embracing long-term remote work in your organization  —  In light of recent events, many organizations are considering long-term remote work.  With the right planning, implementing remote work either permanently …
Secureframe:
Secureframe helps companies get enterprise-ready by streamlining SOC 2 security compliance.  —  Secureframe allows companies to get secure within weeks, rather than months and monitors 40+ services.  Get started today!
Modern Finance Podcast:
How Safe Is My Crypto Yield? with Zac Prince (CEO, BlockFi) and Matt Ballensweig (Genesis)
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 05/14 - Now Ransomware Is Shutting Down The Irish Health Service
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 8:50 PM ET, August 21, 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

Business Insider:
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:

Earlier Picks

Reuters:
Kate Conger / New York Times: