Techmeme
January 18, 2021, 4:15 PM

Top News

Los Angeles Times:
Amateur digital sleuths have joined massive crowdsourcing efforts on social media to track violent Capital rioters, passing the evidence to authorities  —  The digital sleuths take to their computers in the moments when they can peel away from their real-world responsibilities — jobs …
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics heir Jay Y. Lee was sentenced to 30 months in prison over bribery charges; Lee still faces a second prosecution related to succession  —  - Lee sentenced to two and a half years in jail after court case  — Samsung succession scandal has rocked South Korea for years
Reuters:
Sources: in a flurry of parting actions against China, Trump's admin has notified Huawei suppliers including Intel that it's revoking licenses to sell to Huawei  —  NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Social media algorithms amplify the reach of incendiary, misinformation-filled, conspiracy theories, and users have no control over them  —  What you see in your feeds isn't up to you.  What's at stake is no longer just missing a birthday.  It's your sanity—and world peace.
Joan Donovan / HBR.org:
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
GitHub apologizes to the employee it fired for using the term “Nazis” on January 6, offers him his job back, and says the company's head of HR has resigned  —  The company is offering the employee his job back  —  GitHub is admitting that a Jewish employee was fired in error and is offering him his job back.
Sebastian Sinclair / CoinDesk:
Maps.me, an offline mobile map for travelers, raises $50M seed led by Alameda Research, aims to launch “yield earning” DeFi tools inside the app  —  The funding will go toward the launch of a multi-currency wallet on Maps.me, enabling decentralized finance (DeFi) features for 140 million users.
Medium:
A look at the shady aspects of Tether, the stablecoin being probed by SDNY for over a year, widely used to buy BTC and other cryptocurrencies on many exchanges  —  This is the story of a Bitcoin trade — the most financially impactful trade I've ever made in my life.
New York Times:
A look at the incentives, like guaranteed auction win percentages, that Facebook got from Google in the ad partnership that is now a focus of an antitrust suit  —  Facebook was going to compete with Google for some advertising sales but backed away from the plan after the companies cut a preferential deal, according to court documents.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
proSapient, a research service helping customers gather insights from experts via interviews and surveys, raises $10M Series A led by Smedvig Capital  —  For several years there has been talk about how to leverage ‘experts’ online.  How do you ‘suck their brains’ for information in an efficient manner …

Sponsor Posts

Tribe AI:
You don't have to be Google to have your own AI lab  —  Find out how Tribe's community of top engineers can build core machine learning technology for your company.
Zoho:
The Periodic Table of Marketing Extensions  —  The key elements to successful marketing With over 500 extensions for Zoho CRM, choosing the right ones to simplify marketing processes can be overwhelming.
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.
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.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Wed. 02/24 - Facebook Defends Its Stance In Australia Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 4:15 PM ET, January 18, 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

Miriam Berger / Washington Post: