Techmeme
September 1, 2020, 5:25 PM

Top News

Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Sources detail attempts by Amazon delivery drivers in Chicago to beat peers to new orders by hanging smartphones in trees near Amazon's delivery stations  —  - Scammers seem to have rigged Amazon system to get orders first  — Operation reflects ferocious rivalry for gigs in a bad economy
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is building ~75M 5G iPhones for later this year, along with two new Apple Watch versions, iPad Air with edge-to-edge screen, and smaller HomePod  —  - Headphones, new Watch models, iPad Air, smaller HomePod coming  — Supply chain, consumer interest hold up in pandemic, recession
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Facebook says, after an FBI tip, it took down several pages and accounts pushing a fake left-wing news outlet made by people linked to Russian troll group IRA  —  New York (CNN Business)People associated with the infamous St. Petersburg troll group that was part of Russia's attempt to interfere …
Gizmodo:
Amazon had job listings, now removed, for “intelligence analysts” who would assess “labor organizing threats” and contribute to filings like restraining orders  —  Jeff Bezos obviously doesn't want a union in his company.  Amazon's increasingly flippant statements …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple and Google unveil a framework to help states easily generate and deploy interoperable contact tracing apps, coming in iOS 13.7 now and Android 6.0+ later  —  States can now deploy exposure notifications without building their own apps  —  Apple and Google are launching …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart unveils its new membership service Walmart+, launching Sept. 15 for $98 per year, offering free, unlimited same-day delivery, fuel discounts, and more  —  Walmart today officially unveiled its new membership service and Amazon Prime rival, which it's calling “Walmart+.”
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia announces new RTX 3080 GPU, priced at $699 and launching Sept. 17, boasting up to two times the performance of the RTX 2080, as well as a $499 RTX 3070  —  Nvidia promises a PC gaming breakthrough  —  Nvidia is unveiling its new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards today.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
David Ingram / NBC News:
Twitter says it plans to add context to trending topics, including picking a “representative tweet” for trends, amid criticism that the feature amplifies hoaxes  —  Twitter announced Tuesday that it plans to make a series of small changes to its trending topics feature to try …
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold2 will cost $2,000, have a 4,500 mAh battery, 5G, 12GB RAM, 256GB storage, 7.6" 120Hz primary display, and start shipping on Sept. 18  —  After endless leaks and the company's own teasing, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold2 at its “Unpacked Part 2” event today.
Bloomberg:
Trump reiterates his demand that the US be “well compensated” by the sale of TikTok's US assets, saying he told those involved a deal had to happen by Sept. 15  —  - President also reiterates Sept. 15 deadline to strike a deal  — White House has explored collecting fees from sale of TikTok
New York Times:
Facebook warns it will block Australian users and news organizations from sharing news stories on Facebook and Instagram if the ACCC's proposal passes  —  The move, a response to pressure to pay publishers when their stories are posted on the social network, could add to internet silos springing up around the world.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon says Alexa can now handle paying for gas at over 11,500 Exxon and Mobil stations in the US, via Echo Auto and other Alexa-enabled mobility devices  —  In January, Amazon announced a new feature would allow Alexa users to pay for their gas at the pump using voice commands via Echo Auto and other Alexa-enabled mobility devices.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Stockholm-headquartered Bambuser, which has pivoted to making tools for live video shopping, raises $45M  —  Bambuser is a name that you may not have heard in a while, but the Stockholm-headquartered company is announcing today that it's raised $45 million in new funding this year …
Tweets: @martinsfp

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Vesto:
The treasury management platform built for startups  —  Put your idle cash to work, earn higher yields, and extend your runway with Vesto.
Zoho:
Hurdles that companies face with internal communication and how to deal with them  —  The success of any organization depends largely on how well its employees work together.  Even if a business is working …
Census:
Figma's CFO on how they built a $20B business with data  —  From Series B to acquisition, Figma needed Census to scale their business operations on top of their data warehouse.
Climate Draft:
Climate Career Resources for Laid Off Tech Workers  —  Your skills are in demand!  Check out our jobs board, learn about the climate ecosystem, and join our directory to make yourself discoverable to top venture-backed startups.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 10/09 - FTC Sues To Block The Microsoft/Activision Deal
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 5:25 PM ET, September 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

Aamir Siddiqui / XDA Developers:
Rest of World:

Earlier Picks

Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: