Techmeme
July 9, 2021, 10:15 PM

Top News

CNBC:
Biden signs an EO calling on regulators to enact reforms such as increasing scrutiny of tech mergers and focusing more on moves like “killer acquisitions”  —  - President Joe Biden signed a new executive order aimed at cracking down on anti-competitive practices in Big Tech, labor and numerous other sectors.
Josh Sisco / The Information:
Sources: the FTC has opened an in-depth investigation into Amazon's purchase of MGM  —  Any hopes that Amazon had of completing its $8.5 billion purchase of movie and TV studio MGM anytime soon may have just gone out the window.  —  The Federal Trade Commission on Friday opened …
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Apple has had discussions with NFL execs to buy streaming rights for Sunday Ticket games, which currently air on DirecTV  —  Apple has expressed interest in the streaming rights for a package of National Football League games the NFL is now auctioning, said people familiar with the situation …
Sarah Frier / New York Times:
Book review of An Ugly Truth: an effective examination of every major Facebook scandal and shortcomings in Facebook's leadership, structure, and accountability  —  AN UGLY TRUTH  —  Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination  —  On Jan. 6, after monitoring the messages domestic extremists …
New York Times:
Sara Fischer / Axios:
TikTok tests auto-deletion of videos as they are uploaded, for categories like minor safety, adult nudity and sexual activities, violent and graphic content  —  TikTok is rolling out a new system that will allow the company to block videos that violate its policies automatically when they're uploaded.
The Information:
Instacart hired at least 55 engineers, product managers, recruiters, designers, and data scientists from Facebook this year, based on analysis of LinkedIn data  —  Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta's decision to hire his replacement as the grocery delivery firm prepares a public stock debut surprised most of its employees and investors.
CNBC:
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
Biden warns Putin in a call that the US “will take any necessary action” to defend its people and critical infrastructure, after the latest ransomware attacks  —  President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the United States will take “any necessary action” …
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
News Corp has shut down its news aggregation service Knewz after just 18 months of operation, citing lack of profits  —  News Corp shuttered its the aggregation site Knewz on Friday, just 18 months after its launch.  Users who navigated to the site found an announcement declaring, “Knewz is no more.”

Sponsor Posts

Google Workspace:
See how it's done with Google Workspace  —  Whether you're a team of 10 or 10,000, Google Workspace has all the tools you need to connect, create and collaborate.
Niantic Lightship ARDK:
AR App Development Evolved: Join Niantic November 8, 2021  —  Create your own AR Real-World Metaverse with the Niantic Lightship ARDK.  Be part of the launch and join our virtual keynote November 8, 2021.
Arm DevSummit:
Spark the World's Potential at Arm DevSummit 2021  —  Gain priceless insights and build inimitable connections with industry-leading developers and engineers at the virtual event where hardware and software join forces.
Zoho:
Zoho Sign for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15: Smarter widgets, keyboard shortcuts and more  —  Apple unveiled iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 at their WWDC event in June this year where the talk was all about focus and user experience.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Startups! Send Your Pitch Decks (And How ANY Listener Can Participate)
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 10:15 PM ET, July 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

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:

Earlier Picks

Bloomberg:
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
John Davidson / The Australian Financial Review:
Jay Peters / The Verge: