Techmeme
December 29, 2020, 10:25 PM

Top News

Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
Federal judge dismisses Apple's claims that mobile device virtualization company Corellium violated copyright law with its software to run iOS on PCs  —  Corellium helps customers find bugs in Apple's mobile operating system.  Apple aimed to shut it down.  —  Corellium, a security research firm sued …
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
Leaked docs: Lens, a supplier for Apple, Tesla, Amazon, used alleged forced Uighur labor; Apple says it has confirmed its suppliers have not used forced labor  —  New documents show Lens Technology, which makes iPhone glass and is owned by China's richest woman, received Uighur Muslim laborers transferred from Xinjiang.
Flurry:
Survey: US smartphone activations on Christmas Day fell 23% YoY as iPhones dominated the top 10 activated smartphones and budget devices, like LG K30, surge  —  Christmas day in the United States is the single greatest day for new smartphone activations.  And despite supply chain delays caused …
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is tying the fate of $2,000 stimulus checks to the repeal of Section 230  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is tying the fate of $2,000 stimulus checks to the repeal of Section 230, an effort that will likely doom both pieces of legislation in the Senate.
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Analysis of internal data at Coinbase through 2018 highlights pay inequity for women and Black employees; Coinbase says it implemented a new compensation plan  —  An analysis of internal pay data at the San Francisco company Coinbase shows disparities that were much larger than those in the tech industry.
Svea Herbst-Bayliss / Reuters:
In a letter, an activist hedge fund pushes Intel to explore strategic alternatives, like whether it should remain an integrated device manufacturer; stock up 5%  —  (Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Third Point LLC is pushing Intel Corp to explore strategic alternatives, including whether …
Jaewon Kang / Wall Street Journal:
Some US supermarkets say they aren't making money through Instacart due to the service's 10% commission on each order  —  Some supermarkets plan to stick with delivery service despite fees; Instacart says it lets grocers expand e-commerce without building their own infrastructure
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
VMware sues its former COO Rajiv Ramaswami, claiming that his taking a job as CEO of Nutanix was a breach of contract  —  Earlier this month, when Nutanix announced it was hiring former VMware COO Rajiv Ramaswami as CEO, it looked like a good match.  What's more, it pulled a key player from a market rival.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google is testing an expansion of its “Short Videos” feature at the top of mobile search that will surface TikTok and Instagram videos in a dedicated carousel  —  Google is testing a new feature that will surface Instagram and TikTok videos in their own dedicated carousel …
Wall Street Journal:
Unredacted draft version of the lawsuit filed by 10 states earlier this month details a Google-Facebook ad deal that allegedly constituted illegal price fixing  —  Lawmakers have called for an investigation into the tech giants' contract, dubbed ‘Jedi Blue,’ which allegedly allowed for auction rigging
Bloomberg:
Source: Ant Group is planning to fold its financial operations into a holding company that could be regulated more like a bank  —  - Financial units face stricter regulation in planned structure  — Lifestyle businesses to be excluded from holding company

Sponsor Posts

Google Workspace:
See how it's done with Google Workspace  —  Whether you're a team of 10 or 10,000, Google Workspace has all the tools you need to connect, create and collaborate.
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.
Arm DevSummit:
Spark the World's Potential at Arm DevSummit 2021  —  Gain priceless insights and build inimitable connections with industry-leading developers and engineers at the virtual event where hardware and software join forces.
Zoho:
Zoho Sign for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15: Smarter widgets, keyboard shortcuts and more  —  Apple unveiled iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 at their WWDC event in June this year where the talk was all about focus and user experience.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Mon. 09/27 - Instagram Kids On "Pause"
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 10:25 PM ET, December 29, 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

Bloomberg:
Katie Deighton / Wall Street Journal:

Earlier Picks

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CoinDesk:
Anthony G. Attrino / New Jersey Online:
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech: