Techmeme
July 18, 2023, 12:25 AM

Top News

Richard Lawler / The Verge:
A US appeals court stays for 90 days a ruling letting Apple App Store developers link to third-party payment options, so Apple can prepare a SCOTUS filing  —  On Monday, Apple was granted a motion putting a hold on the appeals court ruling that would push the company to undo its “anti-steering” …
Reuters:
The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal pauses Microsoft's hearing, starting on July 28, of its appeal against the CMA blocking the Activision deal, for two months  —  Microsoft's (MSFT.O) appeal against Britain's block on its $69 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O) …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft and Activision Blizzard plan to keep seeking the final regulatory approvals for their $69B deal, despite not closing by the July 18 deadline  —  - UK veto will prevent closing by July 18 deadline in agreement  — Companies don't intend to walk away, will continue UK talks
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Adam Mosseri says spam attacks on Threads “have picked up” so Meta is tightening “things like rate limits” and warns of “unintentionally limiting active people”  —  It looks like Twitter isn't the only one having to turn to rate limits — or limits on how many posts users can view — as it turns out.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Peacock raises its Premium price by $1 to $5.99/month and Premium Plus by $2 to $11.99/month, at once for new customers and on August 17 for current subscribers  —  Peacock is delivering bad news to its subscribers tonight.  Beginning at 12 a.m. ET, the streamer is notifying existing customers …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Wix debuts AI Site Generator, a tool that can create websites from chat prompts, including e-commerce, scheduling, food ordering, and event ticketing components  —  What does one expect from a website builder in 2023?  That's the question many startups — and incumbents …
Financial Times:
Millions of sensitive emails have been missent to the .ML domain due to people mistyping the US military's .MIL domain; Mali retakes control of .ML on July 17  —  Common spelling error has misdirected sensitive Pentagon messages to a company running Mali's internet domain
Helen Coster / Reuters:
Truth Social's head of engineering, Alex Gleason, resigns to work at Soapbox, which he founded and which offers open-source decentralized tech for social media  —  The head of engineering for the company that operates former U.S. President Donald Trump's Truth Social app told Reuters on Monday …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Runway, which streamlines companies' financial planning and integrates with accounting, data, and HR tools, raised a $27.5M Series A led by Initialized Capital  —  Cristóbal Valenzuela, the former president of Sandbox VR, the brick-and-mortar VR experience franchise, didn't always have a strong grasp of finance.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Louisville-based JumpCloud says a state-backed hacking group breached its systems on June 22 via a spear-phishing attack targeting a small set of its customers  —  US-based enterprise software firm JumpCloud says a state-backed hacking group breached its systems almost one month ago as part …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft plans to discontinue Games with Gold on September 1 and to replace Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass Core, which includes 25+ games, on September 14  —  Microsoft is launching a new Xbox Game Pass Core subscription to replace Xbox Live Gold.  This new Game Pass Core offering …

Sponsor Posts

Opal:
Introducing Tadpole: the tiny webcam for laptops  —  With a mirrorless Sony sensor, directional microphone, and tap-to-mute feature, the Tadpole works with both Mac and PC and is the perfect webcam to take with you everywhere.
Tribe AI:
Build AI products that matter  —  Tribe AI helps organizations rapidly deploy AI solutions that have real business impact.  We bring together world class AI talent and tooling to drive differentiated results.
Cache:
Make the most of your large stock positions  —  Cache is built for your hard-earned stocks.  Discover how to diversify tax-efficiently or borrow at lower rates.  Once for the ultra-wealthy, now available for you.
Zoho:
How cloud telephony extensions elevate sales operations  —  This is a guest post by Dmytro Tokar, CTO and co-owner of Zadarma.  Cloud telephony represents a transformative shift in telecommunications technology …
Prospect:
A running list of the best startups to join  —  We've analyzed thousands of startups using the same data VCs use and distilled our list down to the top 2%.  Discover and join the next Stripe, Airbnb, or Coinbase today.
The Logan Bartlett Show:
EP 107: Steve Kaufer (Co-Founder, Tripadvisor) - Why He Left & What He's Building Now
A podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett, an investor at Redpoint Ventures, covering tech with industry insiders.
Subscribe to The Logan Bartlett Show!
Techmeme Ride Home:
Wed. 06/12 - Elon Pulls His OpenAI Lawsuit
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 12:25 AM ET, July 18, 2023.

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

Lydia Beyoud / Bloomberg:
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:

Earlier Picks

Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Clothilde Goujard / Politico:
Tom Warren / The Verge: