Techmeme
April 22, 2024, 10:10 PM

Top News

Scott Stein / CNET:
Meta opens up its VR OS called Horizon OS to third parties and says Asus and Lenovo are both planning Meta Horizon OS-compatible headsets  —  Meta's Horizon OS, as it's now called, will bring Quest-alikes: Asus, Lenovo, and even an Xbox variant are coming.  Here's what to expect.
More: Meta, Engadget, Thurrott, Reuters, BGR, 9to5Google, MacRumors, Android Police, BetaNews, Business Times, Ars Technica, UploadVR, The Verge, Techsponential, The Ghost Howls, Pocket-lint, Digital Trends, Meta for Developers, Tom's Guide, Eurogamer.net, PCMag, Lifewire, Android Authority, Road to VR, ZDNet, UploadVR, KnowTechie, The Verge, GamesIndustry.biz, MobileSyrup, How-To Geek, Android Central, Liliputing, Benzinga, CNBC, Gizmodo, Neowin, Road to VR, Dexerto, Sandhill Report, TechCrunch, Daring Fireball, Video Games Chronicle, and OC3D
James Rundle / Wall Street Journal:
Source: UnitedHealth's Change Healthcare was compromised on February 12, nine days before the ransomware attack; the company paid a ransom to the hackers  —  UnitedHealth Group paid ransom to hackers, person familiar with the cyber investigation said  —  's Change Healthcare unit …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Newsletter service Ghost says it plans to add ActivityPub support in 2024; rival service Buttondown also plans ActivityPub support  —  Interoperable social media is having a real moment  —  Open platforms keep gaining support out there — newsletter platform Ghost just published what amounts …
Christopher Jungstedt / Bloomberg:
Swedish game developer Embracer Group plans to split into three publicly traded companies, focused on tabletop, indie, and AAA games; EMBRAC-B closes up 8.61%  —  - Embracer shareholders to get stock in new firms as dividend  — Includes €900 million refinancing and new ownership structure
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
The EU opens another TikTok probe and will assess whether TikTok Lite's design, which financially rewards users for watching or liking videos, is “addictive”  —  The European Union has opened a second formal investigation into TikTok, announcing Monday that it suspects …
Rohan Goswami / CNBC:
Cloud data management company Informatica says it is not currently in talks to be acquired, after Salesforce's reported interest in a ~$10B deal; INFA falls 8%+  —  Amit Walia, CEO, Informatica at the New York Stock Exchange, October 27, 2021.  —  Enterprise data management company Informatica …
Matt Burgess / Wired:
Researchers: files on a misconfigured North Korean server hint local animators worked on upcoming Prime Video and HBO Max TV shows, possibly via a Chinese front  —  Thousands of exposed files on a misconfigured North Korean server hint at one way the reclusive country may evade international sanctions.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
HR software company Rippling announces a $200M Series F led by Coatue at a $13.5B valuation, up from $11.25B in March 2023, and a separate $590M tender offer  —  Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that the workforce management software outfit Rippling was on the cusp of closing a new …
Reuters:
Russia sentences Meta spokesperson Andy Stone in absentia to six years for “publicly defending terrorism”; Russia designates Meta as an extremist organization  —  A military court in Moscow on Monday sentenced Meta Platforms (META.O) spokesperson Andy Stone to six years in prison for …
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
Nominal, which offers tools for data analysis, testing, and more to startups building advanced hardware like drones, emerges from stealth with $27.5M in funding  —  - Lux Capital, General Catalyst, Founders Fund among investors  — Software platform aims to assist new manufacturing companies

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:
Introducing Zoho Apptics: The all-in-one application analytics solution  —  Today's hyper-connected world runs on the internet, where mobile apps dominate the majority of screen time.
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:
Fri. 06/14 - Now Microsoft Delays Recall
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 10:10 PM ET, April 22, 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

TechCrunch:
Will Oremus / Washington Post:

Earlier Picks

Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg: