Techmeme
November 10, 2020, 3:10 PM

Top News

Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple announces M1, the first Apple silicon SoC for Macs, with 5nm process, 16B transistors, 8-core CPU, up to 8-core GPU, and a 16-core neural engine  —  A big boost over its Intel-based machines  —  Apple has introduced the new M1 chip that will power its new generation of Arm-based Macs.
Apple:
Apple says its new M1-equipped Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro are available to order today, arriving as early as next week  —  A new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by M1, Apple's breakthrough chip for the Mac  —  Cupertino, California — On a momentous day for the Mac …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts 13.3" MacBook Pro with M1, up to 2.8x faster CPU, up to 5x faster GPU, up to 11x faster ML, up to 20 hours battery, and up to 16GB RAM, from $1,299  —  Apple today unveiled a new 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring the Apple M1 chip, replacing the previous Intel x86 models.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over its dual role as a marketplace for third-party vendors and a competitor selling its own goods  —  Vestager says group uses non-public data it gathers on sales on its website to inform its own-label products  —  The EU has hit Amazon …
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Spotify to buy Megaphone, which offers technology for podcast publishers and advertisers seeking targeted slots on podcasts, for $235M  —  - Spotify has been on a podcast acquisition tear in the past couple years, striking deals for shows from those including Joe Rogan …
Derek Robertson / The Guardian:
How AI-powered tools like OpenAI's Jukebox are being used to create deepfake music, which could lead to a host of ethical and intellectual property issues  —  'It's Christmas time!  It's hot tub time!" sings Frank Sinatra.  At least, it sounds like him.  With an easy swing, cheery bonhomie …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook removed seven pages, with over 2.45 million followers, tied to Steve Bannon for pushing misinformation about voter fraud and election results  —  The pages, which promoted the ‘Stop the Steal’ effort and other misleading messages related to the election, were removed over the weekend …
New York Times:
US officials and experts say a crippling cyberattack on election infrastructure did not come to pass due to the pre-emptive steps taken by the US Cyber Command  —  The 2020 election was the biggest test yet of a new approach of pre-emptive action against adversaries trying to hack election infrastructure …
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
Take-Two Interactive agrees to acquire British game developer Codemasters for $956M in cash and stock, after disclosing negotiations last week  —  Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the company behind popular video games including Grand Theft Auto and NBA 2K, agreed to buy …
Geoffrey Fowler / Washington Post:
Facebook and Twitter's warning labels during the election were a win for their public relations, but as a tech product, they were too little, too late  —  This election proved Big Tech still hasn't figured out how to make truth spread faster than lies  —  It was the equivalent of Big Tech slapping the …
Patrick Howell O'Neill / MIT Technology Review:
EU tightens rules on surveillance tech, forcing companies selling spyware, facial recognition, and tech with military uses to get a license, be more transparent  —  The goal is to make sales of technologies like spyware and facial recognition more transparent in Europe first, and then worldwide.
Financial Times:
SoftBank's Vision Fund invests $250M in Berlin-based e-scooter rental service Tier Mobility, valuing the startup just below $1B  —  Latest investment values Berlin-based electric scooter start-up just below $1bn  —  SoftBank's Vision Fund has made its first investment into the fast-growing …

Sponsor Posts

Tribe AI:
You don't have to be Elon Musk to have your own AI lab  —  Join Tribe's community of top ML engineers, executives and product leaders in bringing machine learning to companies around the world.
Zoho:
5 major drivers of employee engagement  —  Both employee happiness and employee engagement help to build a more positive and productive workplace.  However, does focusing merely on employee happiness drive engagement?
Oura:
Ten Tips to get Better, Deeper Sleep  —  Want to feel more rested in the morning?  This weekend, try these strategies and see what works for you.
Intel:
Mobileye's new lidar system-on-a-chip bolsters Intel's XPU strategy  —  Intel's multi-dimensional roadmap is delivering now the computing and intelligence that will be required for our connected future.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Thu. 01/14 - Samsung Unpacked Brings The New Galaxy S21 Lineup Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:10 PM ET, November 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

Earlier Picks

Chris Burns / SlashGear:
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol: