Techmeme
November 12, 2020, 9:20 PM

Top News

Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Interviews with Apple's Greg Joswiak, Craig Federighi, and John Ternus on the development of M1, the future of Macs, buying version one hardware, and more  —  Exclusive: Apple's hardware, software and marketing chiefs explain how the company's new processors came to exist  —  Apple's new M1 chip is a lot of things.
Ars Technica:
Many Mac users experienced app slowdowns during the launch of Big Sur, possibly due to issues with Apple's OCSP service being unable to validate certificates  —  Even Macs that didn't upgrade to Big Sur had problems.  —  Mac users today began experiencing unexpected issues …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases macOS 11 Big Sur with a redesigned interface, new Control Center, redesigned Notification Center with widgets, and more  —  After nearly five months of beta testing, macOS 11 Big Sur is now available to the general public.  Big Sur is a massive update for the Mac …
Reuters:
Sources: top US cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs told associates he expects to be fired, after CISA refused to delete content debunking election misinfo  —  WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs has told associates he expects to be fired …
BuzzFeed News:
At all-hands, Zuckerberg said that Biden won the election, Bannon violated policies but not enough to shutter his account, Facebook isn't adverse to legislation  —  As false claims declaring that Joe Biden isn't the president-elect flourish on his platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees …
Wall Street Journal:
Commerce Department stays its TikTok shutdown order, citing a federal court's ruling last month in Philadelphia  —  Commerce Department retreat follows federal court ruling, which the U.S. appealed Thursday  —  WASHINGTON—The Commerce Department said Thursday it wouldn't enforce its order …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Twitter says it labeled 300K election-related tweets from Oct. 27 to Nov. 11 as disputed, accounting for 0.2% of all messages about the election  —  Twitter said on Thursday that it labeled as disputed 300,000 tweets related to the presidential election, or .2 percent of the total number …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python, says he has come out of retirement to join Microsoft's Developer Division  —  Guido van Rossum, the creator of the Python programming language, today announced that he has unretired and joined Microsoft's Developer Division.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Chinese President Xi Jinping, furious about Jack Ma's criticisms of regulators, personally made the decision to stop Ant Group's IPO  —  Senior government leaders were furious about wealthy entrepreneur's criticisms of regulators; rebuke was the culmination of years of tense relations
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook brings Vanish Mode, its Snapchat-like feature for disappearing messages, to Messenger and Instagram  —  Facebook today announced its new Snapchat-like feature for disappearing messaging, Vanish Mode, is arriving on Messenger and Instagram.  The feature, meant for more casual conversations …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple HomePod mini review: has a compact design, is affordable, and Siri is fast, but doesn't sound as good as similarly priced competitors  —  Apple's newest smart speaker is way more affordable but still chasing Amazon and Google  —  Two and a half years ago, Apple finally entered the smart speaker market with the HomePod.
Shawna Chen / Axios:
Trump signs an EO prohibiting US companies and individuals from owning shares in 31 Chinese companies previously listed as enabling the PLA, effective Jan. 11  —  President Trump signed an executive order Thursday prohibiting American companies and individuals from owning shares …
Stephanie Sengwe / The Streamable:
Disney says Disney+ had 73M+ paid subscribers at the end of September, up from 57.5M at end of June and 60.5M in early August  —  Disney+ reported today that they have now reached 73.7 million subscribers at the end of September.  This is a 16.2 million climb from last quarter …
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Facebook redesigns Instagram's layout to add dedicated tabs for shopping and Reels in the navigation bar, after testing the change in September  —  Instagram is redesigning the layout of its home screen to emphasize shopping and Reels.  The company introduced a new design that gives shopping …
Will Oremus / OneZero :
Google's free unlimited Photos storage offer is an object lesson in anticompetitive behavior that helped drive startups like Everpix and Loom out of the market  —  A new policy perfectly illustrates a core issue across the industry  —  After five years of Google Photos offering unlimited …
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
PayPal says it is opening up cryptocurrency services to all eligible US users and increased its weekly cryptocurrency purchase limit from $10,000 to $20,000  —  PayPal said Thursday that it is opening up its nascent cryptocurrency services to all eligible U.S. users.

Sponsor Posts

Tribe AI:
Learn how AI can give your business an edge  —  Set up a free consultation to find out how Tribe's collective of AI engineers can drive your business success.
Zoho:
The year in stats: the data we loved in 2020  —  The past year has been eventful for us; between adapting to remote work ourselves and helping our users do the same, we've grown significantly and would like to share our progress with you.
Oura:
Stressed?  Anxious?  How REM Sleep Can Be Your Mind's Reset Button  —  With a population as anxiety-ridden as ours, thousands of remedies have circulated online, and it can get overwhelming.
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: Wed. 01/20 - A16Z To Get Into The Media Business? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:20 PM ET, November 12, 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

Nick Statt / The Verge:
Ari Levy / CNBC:

Earlier Picks

Mike Allen / Axios: