Techmeme
March 14, 2024, 12:30 PM

Top News

Bloomberg:
Memo: TikTok is “disappointed” that the US House passed the TikTok divestment bill, and reiterates its plans to lobby the Senate not to pass the legislation  —  TikTok told employees the company isn't planning to change its approach to protecting user data even after US lawmakers passed …
Eleanor Olcott / Financial Times:
Sheena Vasani / The Verge:
Google rolls out real-time URL protection to Standard Safe Browsing on desktop and iOS, says the feature protects users' privacy; Android gets the feature soon  —  Google has added real-time browsing protection to Chrome that it claims should protect your privacy.
Hugo Barra / Hugo's Blog:
A deep dive into Vision Pro by Meta's ex-VP of VR Hugo Barra: the audacity of Apple's hardware decisions, a dull software story, how Meta can respond, and more  —  Friends and colleagues have been asking me to share my perspective on the Apple Vision Pro as a product.
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Meta plans to shut down CrowdTangle in August 2024 and replace it with Meta Content Library, available to academic and nonprofit researchers, not news outlets  —  CrowdTangle, a source for embarrassing articles about Facebook and Instagram, has been used to track conspiracy theories, viral content
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Proton releases its mail app for macOS and Windows out of beta, available as part of its $4/month Mail Plus or $10/month Unlimited tier, and a Linux app in beta  —  And a Linux app is launching in beta soon.  —  Proton, the privacy-focused company that offers a variety of internet tools like mail …
Craig Trudell / Bloomberg:
X removes a graphic video shared by Elon Musk purporting to show cannibalism in Haiti, for violating its rules; there's no evidence the video was shot in Haiti  —  - Move is rare case of company taking action involving its owner  — Musk's posts are increasingly focused on immigration issues
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
The EU opens a DSA investigation into Alibaba's AliExpress over illegal content concerns, ad and product recommendations, and more, the third DSA investigation  —  The European Commission on Thursday said it opened a formal investigation into AliExpress, an international e-commerce website run …
Emilia David / The Verge:
Amazon rolls out a generative AI feature that creates a product page, including a description and images, using information from a seller's external website  —  Sellers on Amazon will soon be able to make product pages with just the copy-and-paste of a link.
Trishla Ostwal / Adweek:
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Anthropic debuts Claude 3 Haiku, tailored for high-volume, latency-sensitive applications, saying Haiku is “the fastest and most affordable model” in its class  —  San Francisco-based startup Anthropic has just released Claude 3 Haiku, the newest addition to its Claude 3 family of AI models.
Reuters:
Sources: in 2019, Donald Trump authorized the CIA to launch a clandestine social media campaign to turn China's public against the government and Xi Jinping  —  Two years into office, President Donald Trump authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to launch a clandestine campaign …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel launches the $689 Core i9-14900KS Special Edition processor, with clock speeds up to 6.2GHz on two cores to become the company's fastest mainstream chip  —  6.2 GHz and a whole lotta power draw.  —  Jump to:  — Gaming Benchmarks - Productivity Benchmarks - Thermals and Power - Conclusion
Bloomberg:
Damage to the West Africa Cable System, MainOne, and ACE sea cables disrupts internet services across Africa; the cause of the faults has not been determined  —  - At least three telecommunications cables are offline  — Follows damage to three cables in Red Sea last month
Dashiell Wood / TechRadar:
Lenovo plans to launch the €599+ Legion Tab, an 8.8" Android gaming tablet currently only available in China, in the EMEA and other Asian markets later in March  —  It's set to arrive in March  —  Technology manufacturer Lenovo has announced that the Lenovo Legion Tab Android gaming tablet …

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:
More than 10% of your net worth in one stock?  —  Cache helps protect your hard-earned wealth.  Swap your stocks for a diversified fund without a giant tax bill.  Once for the ultra-wealthy, now available for you.
Zoho:
What are the different types of order forms?  —  Remember that childhood lemonade stand where you proudly displayed a hand-drawn sign listing your refreshing beverage and its price?
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 108: Olivier Pomel (CEO, Datadog) Shares Every Lesson From Scaling to $40B
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:
Thu. 06/20 - Ilya Sutskever's New AI Startup
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 12:30 PM ET, March 14, 2024.

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

Joel Khalili / Wired:
Jonathan Haidt / The Atlantic:

Earlier Picks

Chris Kornelis / New York Times:
Muyao Shen / Bloomberg:
Tim Berners-Lee / World Wide Web Foundation:
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
John Callaham / Neowin:
Tom Warren / The Verge: