Techmeme
December 7, 2020, 4:35 PM

Top News

Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is preparing new Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Pros, iMacs, and Mac Pros for as early as spring 2021; full Mac transition will finish in 2022  —  - Company tests faster performing processors than Intel's best  — Major graphics boost in the works for upcoming desktop Macs
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google starts rolling out Apple Music support to Assistant smart speakers and displays, including its Nest products, in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Japan  —  Stream Apple Music on a Nest Audio  —  Google has announced that Apple Music is now available on smart speakers and displays …
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Uber's self-driving unit, Advanced Technologies Group, to be acquired by rival Aurora Innovation in a deal valuing ATG at $4B; source: Aurora now valued at $10B  —  - Self-driving vehicle start-up Aurora is acquiring Uber's Advanced Technologies Group, which works on self-driving technology.
Wall Street Journal:
By July, Chinese banks and trust companies had ~$230B in outstanding loans to users who borrowed via Alipay, a factor in new regulatory scrutiny of Ant Group  —  Partnering with the fintech giant has higher risks for smaller lenders, which are already on shaky ground
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Airbnb plans to boost the proposed price range of its IPO to between $56 and $60 a share, which equates to a valuation of $39B to $42B, fully diluted  —  New price range for home-rental company's public debut equates to $39 billion to $42 billion, fully diluted
Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World:
Facing a nationalist backlash in India, Xiaomi has rebranded itself as a local manufacturer, unlike other Chinese brands that retreated from the limelight  —  Facing a nationalist backlash in India, Xiaomi has rebranded itself as a local manufacturer.  —  • BANGALORE, INDIA
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
On December 4, a hacker forced open 2,732 package lockers across Moscow operated by local delivery service PickPoint using an unidentified exploit  —  PickPoint says this is the world's first targeted cyberattack against a post-gateway network.  —  A mysterious hacker used a cyber-attack …

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:
(TWTR SPC) Metaverse? Name Change? Facebook Wither?
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 4:35 PM ET, December 7, 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

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Financial Times:
Bloomberg:
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed News: