Techmeme
November 14, 2020, 10:55 PM

Top News

Wall Street Journal:
A look at Parler, a social network with little moderation, which is backed by Robert and Rebekah Mercer and saw its user base double to 10M in under a week  —  The libertarian-minded platform aims to challenge tech giants through a focus on free speech; surge in users since the election
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Qualcomm has received a US license to sell some 4G smartphone chips to Huawei  —  (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Friday received a license from the U.S. government to sell 4G mobile phone chips to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, an exemption to U.S. trade restrictions imposed amid rising tensions with China.
Max Weinbach / Android Police:
Lisa Stiffler / GeekWire:
Profile of Tom Alberg, an early investor in Amazon, the founder of Madrona Venture Group, and a key figure in shaping the Pacific Northwest's tech economy  —  It was the mid 1990s, and Tom Alberg had a decision to make.  —  Jeff Bezos had arrived in Seattle and was looking for investors for his nascent virtual bookstore.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it detected three APTs, from N. Korea and Russia, that launched attacks on at least seven companies developing a COVID-19 vaccine or treatments  —  The three state-sponsored hacker groups (APTs) are Russia's Strontium (Fancy Bear) and North Korea's Zinc (Lazarus Group) and Cerium.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
US regulators have levied $198M in fines against crypto firms to date, of which $175M came from SEC and $23M from CFTC  —  The top two U.S. market regulators — the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) — have hit crypto firms and founders …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
DoorDash files for IPO, says it had revenue of $1.9B and loss of $149M in the first nine months of 2020, vs. revenue of $587M and loss of $533M a year ago  —  - DoorDash, the leading food delivery app in the U.S., filed its IPO prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Unity posted a net loss of $144.7M, up 218% YoY, on revenue of $200.8M, up 53.3% YoY, in its first earnings report since the company went public in September  —  - Video game software developer Unity Software's stock fell more than 6% in after-hours trading on Thursday as the company posted …
Brandon Russell / XDA Developers:
Amazon announces the GameOn app for Android, which lets mobile gamers record and share gameplay clips  —  Amazon has unveiled another gaming service, this time aimed at mobile users.  Dubbed Amazon GameOn, the service makes it easy for users to capture and share mobile gameplay.
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 …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Dan Levin / New York Times:
The challenge of closing the digital divide for students has proved daunting in N. Carolina, which has a large rural population lacking reliable internet access  —  Millions of American students lack reliable internet access.  Some are learning in parking lots connected to Wi-Fi buses or crashing with relatives to get online.
Ken Shirriff / @kenshirriff:

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 10:55 PM ET, November 14, 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

Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:

Earlier Picks

Cameron Faulkner / The Verge:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors: