Techmeme
October 10, 2020, 8:20 AM

Top News

Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Twitter announces changes to clamp down on US election misinfo, like blocking retweets of misleading content from candidates and accounts with 100K+ followers  —  Move is latest escalation of anti-misinformation measures in run-up to presidential vote  —  Twitter will block retweets and …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Report: Apple to announce 4 new iPhones, including $699 5.4" iPhone 12 Mini, MagSafe branded wireless chargers and iPhone case, and $99 HomePod mini on Oct. 13  —  Alongside claims we'll see a new HomePod mini this year  —  A new leak has provided extensive details about what Apple could announce at its October 13th event.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple Silicon Macs will launch as part of a separate Apple event in November, not on October 13  —  - Company to unveil widest array of phones, sizes in its history  — Over-ear headphones, smaller HomePod, new Macs in the works  —  Apple Inc. is set to embrace 5G …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Amazon has canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter game, after putting it back in closed beta in July amid negative reviews  —  The game was put back into closed beta in July  —  Amazon has officially canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Sources: Twilio has agreed to acquire customer data infrastructure company Segment for $3.2B; the deal is not yet finalized  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  With cloud companies booming during the pandemic, one of the category's recent public-company success stories …
More: ReutersTweets: @chetanp, @villi, @ow, @turnernovak, @shaig, and @aurenThanks:@alexrkonrad
The Information:
Sources: Katzenberg pitched Apple, WarnerMedia, and Facebook about buying Quibi, but so far had no takers; Quibi has between 400K and 500K subscribers now  —  Six months after launching his revolutionary video-streaming service, Quibi, Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg is looking for a buyer.
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
A look at the growing tensions between tech investors, company managers, and activist employees, as companies try to limit workplace discussion on social issues  —  In the left-learning tech industry, “Don't talk politics” is the diplomatic way to say “Don't be liberal”
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Judge refuses to reinstate Epic's Fortnite on the App Store but grants an injunction that keeps Apple from retaliating against the Unreal Engine  —  Apple won't be forced to bring Fortnite back to the App Store  —  Fortnite won't be coming back to the App Store any time soon.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will start using its retail stores as distribution centers in the US and Canada to more quickly ship products to customers  —  - Retail industry increasingly moving to send-from-store model  — IPhone maker usually ships products from distribution centers
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Sony says that nearly all PS4 games will work on the PlayStation 5 at launch, with some titles offering the option to upgrade to a PS5-optimized version  —  Everything you need to know about backwards compatibility on the PS5  —  The PlayStation 5 offers backwards compatibility …
OneZero :
An investigation of the cult leader behind Acellus, an online learning platform used by thousands of US students, who's been accused of violence and abuse  —  The creator of Acellus and the 'cult's leader has been accused of violence and abuse  —  was summer when Mark Mauikānehoalani Lovell …
New York Times:
A look at the rising popularity of curbside pickup at US retail chains like Target, which coincided with Amazon's struggles during the pandemic's early months  —  Online orders have surged for retailers in the pandemic, as curbside pickup helps Americans satisfy their desire to hop in a car and drive to the store.
Bloomberg:
Some Robinhood users say someone sold their investments and withdrew funds; Robinhood says users' personal email accounts were compromised, not its systems  —  - Brokerage says systems not breached, criminals targeted emails  — The SEC has reached out to customers in response to complaints

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: Wed. 12/2 - A Salesforce/Slack Deal Analysis Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 8:20 AM ET, October 10, 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

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:

Earlier Picks

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Noorie Malik / Yelp: