Techmeme
May 9, 2021, 1:15 PM

Top News

Wall Street Journal:
Colonial Pipeline, which carries 45% of fuel consumed on the US East Coast, says it halted operations due to a ransomware attack  —  Colonial Pipeline carries roughly 45% of gasoline and diesel fuel consumed on the East Coast  —  The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel …
Bloomberg:
Sources: cybercrime gang DarkSide, which caused Colonial Pipeline to halt operations, stole and encrypted ~100GB of data on Thursday before demanding a ransom  —  - Attackers stole nearly 100GB of data in two hours on Thursday  — Theft followed by locking of computers and ransom demand
The Verge:
Clubhouse launches in beta on Android in the US, after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, but will remain invite-only  —  It's now available in the US and will roll out to other countries soon  —  After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, social audio platform Clubhouse is releasing its Android app.
David Pierce / Protocol:
Dogecoin dropped by about a third during Elon Musk's SNL appearance, as he conceded in a skit that Dogecoin was merely a “hustle”  —  Saturday night was the moment it became absolutely undeniable: tech is culture now.  As Elon Musk took the stage on Saturday Night Live …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Using PayPal for Twitter's Tip Jar could reveal tipper's address to the recipient and possibly recipient's email to the tipper; Twitter says it will add a label  —  Sending its users to PayPal has created all sorts of problems that Twitter should have caught ahead of time.
Robert Hart / Forbes:
Study of 430K+ adolescents from the US and UK finds that there is “little evidence” of a link between teens' technology use and mental health problems  —  There is “little evidence” of a link between teens' technology use and mental health problems, according …
Angus Loten / Wall Street Journal:
IDC: companies around the world are on pace to spend $240.6B on edge computing through 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15%  —  Firms world-wide on pace to spend $240.6 billion on edge computing through 2024  —  Companies are expected to raise spending over the next few years …
Mike Peterson / AppleInsider:
Apple seems to have privately given Zoom access to an iPad OS API allowing camera access in Split View, raising concerns about special treatment for some devs  —  Zoom appears to have been granted access to a previously unknown iPad software feature that allows camera access during Split View multitasking, one developer claims.
Don Clark / New York Times:
Semiconductor firms received more than $12B from equity investors in 2020, up 8x since 2016, as the industry sees a spike in new startups and ideas  —  While a variety of industries struggle with supplies, semiconductor experts say there are plenty of new ideas and, most surprising, start-ups.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed News:
Apple hires ex-Cisco communications chief Stella Low as new VP of worldwide corporate communications; Phil Schiller has been overseeing Apple's PR since 2019  —  Apple has hired a new vice president of worldwide corporate communications.  Stella Low, former communications chief at networking giant Cisco …

Sponsor Posts

Highspot:
The Key to Scalable, Repeatable Revenue Growth  —  It all starts with consistent performance across your sales team - find out how to unlock your people's potential with new sales enablement innovation.
Oura:
How To Increase Your HRV (Heart Rate Variability)  —  Having more consistent HRV values from day to day can also signal an enhanced ability to respond to daily stressors
Zoho:
5 soft skills that lead to a successful workplace  —  Soft skills play an invaluable role in today's work environment.  Traits like teamwork, adaptability, and empathy are the main reasons that teams can stick together …
Dataiku:
Declog Your ML Pipeline  —  Continuous training and model development are key to a frictionless workflow.  Get the Ultimate Guide to MLOps from Dataiku and O'Reilly to learn what should really be going into your MLOps strategy.
Modern Finance Podcast:
MoFi Consensus [June 18th] - Weekly News and Crypto Talk w/ Kevin Rose & Feyyaz Alingan
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 06/18 - Cell Networks Security Deliberately Nerfed?
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 1:15 PM ET, May 9, 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

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE: