Techmeme
September 8, 2020, 3:55 AM

Top News

Jez Corden / Windows Central:
Sources: Xbox Series X will be priced at $499 and will launch on November 10, 2020 alongside the Xbox Series S  —  The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X together.  —  Microsoft is set to hold a press event soon to showcase the next-gen console pricing, and it's pretty familiar.  —  What you need to know
Brad Sams / Brad Sams - YouTube:
Leaked image suggests Xbox Series S is white, appears to look closer to the Xbox One family than the Series X, and will retail for $299  —  Want a first look at the Xbox Series S?  Here is your first look at the new hardware it will cost, $299.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Reed Hastings calls working from home “a pure negative” for employees and that the Netflix workforce will return to its offices once a vaccine is approved  —  Co-CEO of streaming giant discusses company's culture of candor and how working from home is harder
Dawn Chmielewski / Forbes:
Profile of Reed Hastings as Netflix thrives during the pandemic, adding ~1M subscribers/month in the US and Canada and another 2M/month globally since March  —  The man responsible for keeping the world entertained does so, at least this day, alone in front of a computer screen, in his son's largely unadorned childhood bedroom.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple has hired Tim Connolly, a former executive at Hulu and Quibi, to work on Apple TV+, as the company explores bundling content  —  In addition to expanding the amount of content on the service, Apple has shown an interest in bundling Apple TV+ with other properties.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Italy's antitrust authority says it has opened an inquiry into Google, Apple, and Dropbox over cloud computing services, including “unfair clauses in contracts”  —  Italy's competition authority has opened an investigation into cloud storage services operated by Apple …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
TikTok is trying to remove a graphic suicide video from its app and is banning accounts that re-upload the clip, says video was originally streamed on Facebook  —  Clips started circulating on Sunday night  —  TikTok is trying to remove graphic videos circulating the app that show …
Science:
Researchers propose using AI in collaboration with human input to draw up electoral districts to combat gerrymandering  —  1Departments of Political Science, Statistics, Mathematics, and Asian American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA.
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics says it has won a $6.6B order to provide 5G wireless solutions to Verizon in the US  —  - It's one of Samsung's largest so far in 5G networking  — Samsung is pushing hard to compete with Nokia and Ericsson  —  Samsung Electronics Co. won a 7.9 trillion won …

Sponsor Posts

Niantic Lightship ARDK:
AR App Development Evolved: Join Niantic November 8, 2021  —  Create your own AR Real-World Metaverse with the Niantic Lightship ARDK.  Be part of the launch and join our virtual keynote November 8, 2021.
Zoho:
The future of work: Hybrid work is here to stay  —  Let's rewind two years back to 2019 and look at the predominant work culture at that time.  While remote work was common enough in some fields …
Welcome:
Close more candidates.  Retain your employees.  Access real-time comp data.  —  Benchmark and communicate compensation to candidates and employees, powered by our real-time compensation and equity data.
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.
Modern Finance Podcast:
Play-to-Earn Gaming with Yield Guild Games
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 10/22 - Is Apple's ATT Bite As Bad As People Feared After All?
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 3:55 AM ET, September 8, 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

Patrick McGee / Financial Times:

Earlier Picks

Sean Hollister / The Verge: