Techmeme
March 10, 2022, 1:50 AM

Top News

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple is working on a Mac mini with M2 eight-core CPU and 10-core GPU and a Mac mini with M2 Pro 12-core CPU; M2 chip design will be based on A15  —  Apple this week introduced Mac Studio, which is somewhat based on the Mac mini but with much more powerful hardware - but that doesn't mean it's the end of Mac mini.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Studio Display's A13 Bionic chip, the same SoC that powers the iPhone 11, lets Apple add Center Stage, Spatial Audio, and “Hey Siri” to a desktop monitor  —  The A13 Bionic makes the most of the built-in webcam and speakers  —  Apple's $1,599 Studio Display will be available on March 18th …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
On Substack:
Substack launches an iOS app for reading; Android users can join a waitlist  —  What you read matters  —  Today, we're launching an iOS app for reading.  It's like your email inbox, but better.  —  For readers, the app brings all your Substack subscriptions together in one venue …
Wall Street Journal:
Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to study the risks posed by digital assets, such as evading sanctions, and consider a digital dollar  —  Cryptocurrency advocates celebrate order while skeptics see it as a step back for regulation  —  WASHINGTON—The price …
Rachna Khaira / The Caravan:
Investigation details how caller ID app Truecaller, which has 205M+ MAUs in India, uses India's weak data privacy laws to build its user information database  —  In October 2021, I called a journalist based in Pakistan, who did not know me.  Surprisingly, they greeted me by my name when they received the call.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder lets US users access background checks via Garbo to screen matches for past violence and abuse; first two searches are free, then $2.50+ each afterward  —  Following last year's investment in the background-check nonprofit Garbo, Match Group today is rolling out Garbo-powered background checks to its flagship dating app Tinder.
Christopher Harland-Dunaway / The Verge:
An investigation into Tron founder and Poloniex investor Justin Sun, who according to a FBI subpoena is facing potential charges for wire fraud and more  —  Justin Sun, a budding Chinese cryptocurrency mogul, walked through the shiny lofted atrium of the departure terminal at South Korea's Incheon International Airport.
Aisha S Gani / Bloomberg:
Orlando-based Stax, which offers flat-fee subscriptions for processing business payments, raises $245M from investors including Blue Star at a $1B+ valuation  —  Fintech's newest unicorn doesn't hail from San Francisco, London or Singapore.  Instead, it's built a 10-figure valuation from central Florida.
Michelle Ma / Protocol:
In its Q4 earnings on Tuesday, Bumble said it is ceasing operations in Russia and leaving Russian and Belarusian app stores; Bumble stock closed up 41% on Wed.  —  Dating app Bumble is the latest to exit Russia as the war in Ukraine continues.  —  The company, which owns its eponymous app …
More: Bumble
Bloomberg:
SoftBank's Z Holdings plans to launch an NFT marketplace in 180 countries and double its fintech unit PayPay's users to 90M, tapping a five-year ~$4.3B budget  —  SoftBank Group Corp.'s Z Holdings Corp. unit is betting on non-fungible tokens and its PayPay service to drive growth …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out new features for Group admins, including the ability to automatically decline incoming posts with information marked false by fact checkers  —  Facebook announced today that it's rolling out new features to help Facebook Group administrators keep their communities safe, manage interactions and reduce misinformation.

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Zoho:
5 ways to make your employees feel valued on their work anniversary  —  Taking steps to recognize and celebrate your employees is a surefire way to assure them that they are on the right track.
Storyblok:
The only headless CMS with a visual editor  —  Devs get the flexibility to build experiences for any frontend, while content creators need no coding skills to edit content independently.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(TWTR SPC) Variety Special
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 1:50 AM ET, March 10, 2022.

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

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:

Earlier Picks

Liza Lin / Wall Street Journal:
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg: