Techmeme
April 6, 2021, 10:40 PM

Top News

Jeff John Roberts / Decrypt:
Ahead of its April 14 direct listing, Coinbase reports a record quarter, with estimated profits of $730M-$800M in Q1 on revenue of ~$1.8B and 56M verified users  —  Coinbase announced its 2021 first quarter earnings on Tuesday, revealing that the crypto giant made a profit of between $730 million …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Signal says it has added support for privacy-focused cryptocurrency MobileCoin to let users send and receive money, starting in the UK on iOS and Android  —  The encrypted messaging app is integrating support for MobileCoin in a bid to keep up with the features offered by its more mainstream rivals.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Facebook says the leaked 533M records is a different data set that attackers created by abusing a flaw in a Facebook contacts import feature, not by hacking  —  The company's explanations have been confusing and inconsistent, but there are finally some answers.
Katie Roof / Bloomberg:
Sources: Clubhouse is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business at about $4B, following its reported valuation of ~$1B in January  —  Clubhouse, the buzzy audio-based social network, is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business …
BuzzFeed News:
Report: employees at 1,803 public agencies in the US used Clearview AI for ~340K facial recognition searches without informing the public or their departments  —  A controversial facial recognition tool designed for policing has been quietly deployed across the country with little to no public oversight.
Pranob Mehrotra / XDA Developers:
James T. Areddy / Wall Street Journal:
China is pitching the digital yuan as a way to soften the power of US sanctions, which are increasingly being used against Chinese companies and individuals  —  A cyber yuan stands to give Beijing power to track spending in real time, plus money that isn't linked to the dollar-dominated global financial system
Jon Porter / The Verge:
TikTok says creators will soon be able to add automatic captions to videos in US English and Japanese with support for other languages “in the coming months”  —  Launching in American English and Japanese first  —  TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically-generated captions …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
YouTube says that 18 out of every 10K views in Q4 2020 were of videos that violate its policies, down from 72 out of every 10K views in Q4 2017  —  ‘Violative View Rate’ fell steeply after 2017  —  YouTube wants the world to know that it's doing a better job than ever of enforcing its own moderation rules.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple launches an app for enterprises to test devices that work with Apple's Find My network, ahead of its expected launch of its own new AirTags accessory  —  Apple has launched a new app, Find My Certification Asst., designed for use by MFi (Made for iPhone) Licensees …
Washington Post:
Rhett Lindsey, a former Facebook recruiter, and other Black employees involved in hiring, describe a problematic hiring process that hinders diversity goals  —  The recruiter quit after 11 months, adding fuel to claims that it discriminates against Black applicants
Bloomberg:
Companies that make $1 display driver chips can't keep up with surging demand, causing serious production problems for products with LCD displays like laptops  —  - Without a display driver chip, you can't build your product  — CEO says he can't “see the light at the end of tunnel yet.”
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Review of Intel's Ice Lake Xeon Scalable CPUs, its first server chip design using a 10nm process, which sees large increases in performance for many workloads  —  The launch of Intel's Ice Lake Xeon Scalable processors has been in the wings for a number of years.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
E3 will take place as a free virtual conference on June 12-15 and organizers say an in-person event will happen in LA in 2022  —  The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced plans for a “reimagined” all-virtual E3 2021, set to take place June 12-15, 2021, featuring news and game reveals.

Sponsor Posts

DataStax:
Global scale on a startup budget?  —  Go with the original planetary scale database — DataStax Astra built on Apache Cassandra™.  Start for free and pay only for what you use with serverless!
Oura:
UCSD Launches Study Using Oura To Explore Pregnancy  —  Researchers hope to create the first comprehensive and continuous maps of the physiological patterns of pregnancy.
O'Reilly:
Ask O'Reilly any tech question.  We have the Answers.  —  New to O'Reilly online learning: O'Reilly Answers.  Just ask any tech question and instantly get answers from our renowned books.
Zoho:
ProTips: 4 pointers to leverage WhatsApp for customer communication  —  This is a guest post by Oten Tecnologia.  WhatsApp has more than 2 billion monthly active users globally.
Secureframe:
Secureframe helps companies get enterprise-ready by streamlining SOC 2 security compliance.  —  Secureframe allows companies to get secure within weeks, rather than months and monitors 40+ services.  Get started today!
Modern Finance Podcast:
The Potential DeFi Collapse, Bull & Bear Markets, and MobileCoin with Ari Paul
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 04/23 - Spotify Quick To Counter Apple's Podcast Moves
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 10:40 PM ET, April 6, 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

Paul R. La Monica / CNN:

Earlier Picks

Clubhouse:
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Sami Fathi / MacRumors: