Techmeme
April 18, 2021, 8:40 PM

Top News

Clubhouse:
Clubhouse has raised a Series C led by Andreessen Horowitz, with DST Global, Tiger Global, and Elad Gil participating  —  Since then we have grown faster than expected, as Clubhouse has expanded across hundreds of countries around the world.  With millions of new users bouncing around the hallways …
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Source: Clubhouse's latest round values the startup at $4B  —  Audio-chat app Clubhouse closed a new Series C round of financing, the company said during its weekly town hall on Sunday, without disclosing the amount raised.  —  A source familiar with the matter confirmed to Reuters …
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Sources: Facebook will announce a suite of audio products on Monday, including a Clubhouse-like app, a podcast discovery product connected to Spotify, and more  —  Announcements are coming on Monday, but some products won't show up for a while.  —  Facebook wants you to start talking, and listening, on Facebook.
Fiona Kelliher / Mercury News:
Charles “Chuck” Geschke, who co-founded Adobe in 1982 with John Warnock and helped develop PDF technology, has died at 81  —  Charles “Chuck” Geschke, co-founder of the iconic Silicon Valley company Adobe Inc. and prominent cheerleader of downtown San Jose, died Friday at age 81.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
A look back at the netbook explosion of the late 2000s and how iPads, Chromebooks, and appliance-like computers took the netbook's place  —  The sound of a slow processor screaming  —  There's an Apple event next week, and it's looking fairly likely that we'll see updated models of the iPad Pro and perhaps the iPad Mini.
Raphael Satter / Reuters:
US investigators probing a breach at Codecov, a software auditing company, that affected some of its 29K customers; the breach was in Jan. but detected in April  —  U.S. federal investigators are probing an intrusion at San Francisco-based software auditing company Codecov that affected …
Will Goodbody / RTÉ:
Newly filed Google Ireland Holdings accounts show $75B+ in profits moved through the subsidiary in 2019, the last year Google used the “double Irish” tax scheme  —  Newly filed accounts show that over $75bn in profits moved through a subsidiary of Google that was incorporated in Ireland in 2019 …
Todd Feathers / The Markup:
A look at lobbying efforts by Facebook, Apple, Google and others in Connecticut, Texas, and other US states crafting consumer privacy bills  —  The Markup found industry fingerprints on at least five bills around the country—weak laws, experts say, that are designed to preempt stronger protections
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
WordPress announces that it will treat Google's FLoC as a “security concern”, and will automatically disable the technology in its upcoming July release  —  WordPress announced today that they plan on treating Google's new FLoC tracking technology as a security concern and plans to block it by default on WordPress sites.
Cade Metz / New York Times:
A former alt-right YouTuber details how he tailored videos for the “echo chamber”, including focusing squarely on confrontations to drive views on YouTube  —  Focus on conflict.  Feed the algorithm.  Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative.  Don't worry if it is true.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Bangalore-based Razorpay, which helps SMBs manage digital payments, raises $160M Series E led by GIC and Sequoia Capital India at a valuation of $3B  —  Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
What to expect from Apple's April 20 event: refreshed iPads, including Pro model with mini-LED display, Pencil, AirTags, iMacs in different colors, and more  —  Apple is planning to hold its first event of 2021 on Tuesday, April 20, and it's looking like it will be an iPad-centric event.

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!
Mixing Board:
A new way to get smart comms advice  —  Mixing Board now has a community of 100 top comms and marketing leaders in tech at your fingertips.
Oura:
Oura in The Age of Ownership  —  An update on funding, the business, and the future of health as a daily practice.
Zoho:
Make faster, more effective HR decisions with the all-new consolidated Reports in Zoho People  —  HR reports are vital for improving your employee experience.  By analyzing employee data, these reports provide …
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:
VeeFriends - Gary Vaynerchuk's New NFT Project
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Mon. 05/10 - No PlayStation For Me Until 2023?
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 8:40 PM ET, April 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

Dina Temple-Raston / NPR:
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:

Earlier Picks

Rest of World:
Kristin Robinson / Variety:
Annie Palmer / CNBC: