Techmeme
January 11, 2021, 3:05 PM

Top News

Bloomberg:
Germany's Merkel calls Twitter banning Trump “problematic”, arguing speech moderation should happen by law, not corporate decision, a sentiment echoed by France  —  - Chancellor Merkel calls Trump's ban on Twitter ‘problematic’  — France's Beaune says private actors shouldn't have such power
Wall Street Journal:
Jillian C. York:
Washington Post:
Axios:
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
A researcher says she archived 99.9% of posts on Parler, many with users' location data, as Apple, Google, and Amazon took the service offline  —  In the wake of the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by scores of President Trump's supporters, a lone researcher began an effort to catalogue …
Bruce Haring / Deadline:
Parler CEO says the company has been dropped by “every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers”, which could end the business  —  Parler CEO Mark Matze said today that his company have been dropped by virtually all of their business alliances after Amazon …
BuzzFeed News:
New York Times:
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Facebook says it's freezing all contributions from its PAC through at least Q1 as it reviews its political spending, joining other companies including Microsoft  —  Facebook is halting political spending for at least the first quarter of 2021 following last week's deadly attack on the Capitol.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
LG says Google Stadia and Nvidia's GeForce Now are coming to its latest TVs in the second half of 2021  —  Game streaming comes natively to the TV screen  —  LG has announced that it's bringing two of the leading cloud gaming services, Google Stadia and Nvidia's GeForce Now, to its newest TVs later this year.
Wilson Rothman / Wall Street Journal:
As CES kicks off, a look at how the mammoth trade show pivoted to a virtual event this year with ~1,900 exhibitors participating, far shy of 2020's 4,500  —  This week's show will be held online—and exhibitors and attendees aren't quite sure what to expect  —  CES, the world's largest tech show, is quite something to behold.
Alexander Osipovich / Wall Street Journal:
Intercontinental Exchange says its crypto venture Bakkt will go public via a SPAC merger at a $2.1B valuation  —  ICE's Bakkt crypto venture plans to roll out an app for trading and making payments with digital assets  —  Intercontinental Exchange Inc., or ICE, will take its cryptocurrency venture public …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Tim Berners-Lee's Inrupt, which helps people control their data, has raised ~$20M to date and is piloting projects with UK's National Health Service and others  —  Tim Berners-Lee wants to put people in control of their personal data.  He has technology and a start-up pursuing that goal.

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: (Bonus) Interesting Raise Episode 1! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:05 PM ET, January 11, 2021.

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

France 24:
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC: