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The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From Techmeme.com, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.

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Fri. 10/30 – Netflix Raises Prices

Netflix raises prices. Because they can—and maybe because they should. Google wants to give you a free VPN. Samsung helps you find your galaxy of Galaxy things. A rundown of yesterday’s big day of tech earnings. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Monday.com/rideMailmanhq.comLinks: Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan to $14 today, premium tier increasing to $18 (The Verge)Google One’s 2TB+ plans adding Android VPN, coming to iOS & Mac/Windows soon (9to5Google) SmartThings Find app can track down lost Samsung Galaxy devices (Engadget) Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results (Apple Newsroom) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: The 100X Club: Software Startup Valuations Skyrocket Despite Small Revenue (The Information)How Discord (somewhat accidentally) invented the future of the internet (Protocol) The Tech Antitrust Problem No One Is Talking About (Wired) Streaming was part of the future — now it’s the only future (The Verge) The Elysium effect: The coming backlash to the billionaire 'NewSpace' revolution (Space.com)

17 min7 h ago
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Fri. 10/30 – Netflix Raises Prices

Thu. 10/29 – Troubling Ransomware Attacks On Hospitals

Major warnings about a rash of ransomware attacks on US hospitals. The new AMD chips. MOAAR consolidation in the chip industry. Can I introduce you to Quantum Computing as a Service? And a reminder that as Hollywood moves to streaming first, you don’t own anything. Seriously. You’re just renting. Sponsors:GetRoman.com/techmemeMailmanHQ.com Links: Building wave of ransomware attacks strike U.S. hospitals (Reuters) AMD’s new Radeon RX 6800 XT promises to go head to head with Nvidia’s RTX 3080 (The Verge) It’s Official- Marvell Acquiring Inphi For $10B That Boosts Its Cloud And 5G Opportunities (Forbes) Honeywell announces its H1 quantum computer with 10 qubits (TechCrunch) Honeywell introduces quantum computing as a service with subscription offering (ZDNet) Microsoft plans big Windows 10 UI refresh in 2021 codenamed 'Sun Valley' (Windows Central) Samsung posts highest-ever quarterly revenue as demand roars back (CNET) Kuo: iPhone 12 Pro Demand Higher Than Expected (MacRumors) Genshin Impact made $245m in its first month on mobile alone (GamesIndustry.biz) Amazon Argues Users Don't Actually Own Purchased Prime Video Content (The Hollywood Reporter)

19 min1 d ago
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Thu. 10/29 – Troubling Ransomware Attacks On Hospitals

Wed. 10/28 – Does The iPhone 12 Have A Secret Reverse Wireless Charging Feature?

Does the iPhone 12 have secret reverse wireless charging just waiting to be turned on? More signs Apple might be building its own search engine. The headlines from today’s Section 230 Senate hearing. Is the DOJ gonna prevent Visa from acquiring Plaid? And how much would you pay Elon Musk to beam you internet from Space? Sponsors:Calm.com/techmemeMailmanHQ.com Links: Apple’s iPhone 12 seems to have a secret reverse wireless charging feature (The Verge)Apple develops alternative to Google search (Financial Times)Microsoft Q1 Earnings ReleaseRepublicans Accuse Zuckerberg and Dorsey of Censorship: Live Updates (NYTimes) Visa’s Planned Purchase of Plaid Faces Antitrust Scrutiny at the Justice Department (WSJ) SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet service at $99 per month, according to e-mail (CNBC) Whoop Valued at $1.2 Billion With IVP, SoftBank, Eli Manning Backing (Bloomberg)

15 min2 d ago
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Wed. 10/28 – Does The iPhone 12 Have A Secret Reverse Wireless Charging Feature?

Tue. 10/27 – AMD Buys Xilinx for $35 Billion

AMD does indeed buy Xilinx for $35 billion dollars. The UK bans locked phones. Tinder rolls out video dating. Zoom finally rolls out encryption. A major breakthrough in OLED technology has major implications for VR and for porn. And why the no-code movement might actually usher in the true computing revolution we were promised all along. Sponsors:MailmanHQ.comMonday.com/ride Links: AMD Acquiring Xilinx In Bold, $35B Semiconductor Mega-Deal (Forbes)UK announces ban on sale of network-locked phones (Android Authority) Face to Face, Tinder's opt-in video chat feature, is now rolling out globally (TechCrunch) Zoom’s end-to-end encryption has arrived (The Verge) Porn is about to get uncomfortably high-res thanks to new OLED tech (Input) The No-Code Generation is arriving (TechCrunch)

18 min3 d ago
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Tue. 10/27 – AMD Buys Xilinx for $35 Billion

Mon. 10/26 – New AirPods And AirPods Pro This Spring?

New AirPods and AirPods pro coming as soon as the spring? Facebook launches streaming gaming everywhere but guess where? Ant is the biggest IPO in history. SAP seems to be having Covid issues. And are you still working from home? Well, maybe keep an eye on your ISP’s data caps. Sponsors:MailmanHQ.comMetalab.co Links: Apple Developing Smaller AirPods Pro, Revamped Entry-Level Model (Bloomberg) Facebook launches cloud games but says Apple won’t allow it on iOS (CNBC) Ant Group to raise $34.5 billion, valuing it at over $313 billion, in biggest IPO of all time (CNBC) Ant Group Set to Raise $34 Billion in World’s Biggest I.P.O. (NYTimes) SAP Shares Collapse After Lockdowns Force Cuts to Revenue (Bloomberg)Fix, or Toss? The ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Gains Ground (NYTimes)Deleting Facebook Also Deletes Oculus Purchases And Account Information (UploadVR) Facebook Prepares Measures for Possible Election Unrest (WSJ) Americans Working From Home Face Internet Usage Limits (WSJ)

16 min4 d ago
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Mon. 10/26 – New AirPods And AirPods Pro This Spring?

(Bonus) Joshua Schachter And The del.icio.us Story

Joshua Schachter is mostly known these days as a prominent angel investor, but his claim to fame is as the founder of del.icio.us, one of THE sites and startups that convinced me and a lot of other people that the internet space wasn’t dead, in the wake of the dotcom bubble. So, consider this in the spirt of the longreads. A profile of a key startup and entrepreneur, that got the web and the world to where we are today. Sponsors:BitTrustIRA.com/techmemeMonday.com/rideNewYorker.com/techmeme

62 min6 d ago
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(Bonus) Joshua Schachter And The del.icio.us Story

Fri. 10/23 – What If PayPal Goes Big In Crypto?

Is PayPal making moves to become a major player in Crypto? A look at the two big ballot initiatives in California that Silicon Valley cares about and which the rest of the country might be affected by. Why YouTube is this election’s go-to place for campaigns to run ads, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Masterworks.ioPromocode: rideMonday.com/ride Links: PayPal in Talks to Buy Crypto Firms Including BitGo (Bloomberg) Uber, Lyft likely violated California labor law, appeals court finds (NBCNews) Google and Facebook hate a proposed privacy law. News publishers should embrace it. (Recode) YouTube Is So Flooded With Political Ads It Can’t Place Them All (Bloomberg) Weekend Longreads: The Network: How a Secretive Phone Company Helped the Crime World Go Dark (Motherboard) Cloud gaming’s history of false starts and promising reboots (Polygon) 'Virtual' studios could offer a real alternative to green screen special effects (Engadget)The Google Case (Tim Wu)Audio...

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Fri. 10/23 – What If PayPal Goes Big In Crypto?

Thu. 10/22 – Quibi QUIckly BItes The Dust

Quibi’s dead baby. Quibi’s dead. Jony Ive is going to design stuff for… Airbnb? The Mate 40 Pro is the best flagship smartphone you’ll probably never want to buy. What if Snapchat conquers India? The Bahamas launches the first official cryptocurrency for an entire country. And look out cause Tesla is turning on the self-driving beta starting now… Sponsors:Monday.com/rideNewYorker.com/techmeme Links: Quibi's Open Letter Quibi Is Shutting Down Barely Six Months After Going Live (WSJ) In defense of Quibi (Recode)Airbnb announces multi-year partnership with Jony Ive, a year after leaving Apple (9to5Mac)Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro is another powerful flagship that you won't buy (Engadget) Snapchat doubles down on India with new original series, games (The Economic Times) Central Bank of Bahamas Launches Landmark ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency (Coindesk) Tesla is putting ‘self-driving’ in the hands of drivers amid criticism the tech is not ready (Washington Post)

18 min1 w ago
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Thu. 10/22 – Quibi QUIckly BItes The Dust

Wed. 10/21 – PayPal Adds Crypto

Big news for crypto as PayPal adopts it, both for users to buy, but also, crucially, for them to spend. Facebook is testing a Nextdoor killer. Update on the Quibi deathwatch. Tech earnings snuck up on me and Evan Spiegel had a good night. And let’s end today with another review roundup. This time of the new iPad Air. Sponsors:KiwiCo.com/rideMonday.com/ride Links:PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network (Reuters) Dropbox's family plan offers a shared 2TB for $17 per month (Engadget) Facebook Building Neighborhood Feature as Nextdoor Eyes IPO (Bloomberg) Katzenberg May Shut Down Quibi as Options Run Short (The Information) Netflix misses on subscriber additions and EPS (CNBC)Snap stock rockets up after surprise earnings beat (CNBC) APPLE IPAD AIR (2020) REVIEW: TAKE IT FROM THE PRO (The Verge) Apple iPad Air (2020) review: Who needs the iPad Pro? (Engadget) Review: iPad Air, smooth criminal (TechCrunch)

16 min1 w ago
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Wed. 10/21 – PayPal Adds Crypto

Tue. 10/20 – The DOJ Antitrust Suit Against Google

The Feds have finally thrown the book at Google. But the DOJ has also targeted the infamous Sandworm hackers. Intel sells its NAND memory unit as consolidation in chips continues. Microsoft partners with Elon Musk to take its battle with AWS to space. What product is Google abandoning today? And the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro reviews are here. Which one should you get?NewYorker.com/techmemeMonday.com/ride Links: The DOJ sues Google for monopoly practices – and says there’s more to come (Protocol) Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google (WSJ) U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Monopoly (NYTimes) US charges Russian hackers behind NotPetya, KillDisk, OlympicDestroyer attacks (ZDNet) Intel Agrees to Sell Storage Unit to SK Hynix for $9 Billion (Bloomberg) Google confirms the Nest Secure has been discontinued (Android Police) Google discontinues its Google Nest Secure alarm system (The Verge) Microsoft launches Azure Space initiative; partners with SpaceX (ZDNet) A...

19 min1 w ago
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Tue. 10/20 – The DOJ Antitrust Suit Against Google

Latest Episodes

Fri. 10/30 – Netflix Raises Prices

Netflix raises prices. Because they can—and maybe because they should. Google wants to give you a free VPN. Samsung helps you find your galaxy of Galaxy things. A rundown of yesterday’s big day of tech earnings. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Monday.com/rideMailmanhq.comLinks: Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan to $14 today, premium tier increasing to $18 (The Verge)Google One’s 2TB+ plans adding Android VPN, coming to iOS & Mac/Windows soon (9to5Google) SmartThings Find app can track down lost Samsung Galaxy devices (Engadget) Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results (Apple Newsroom) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: The 100X Club: Software Startup Valuations Skyrocket Despite Small Revenue (The Information)How Discord (somewhat accidentally) invented the future of the internet (Protocol) The Tech Antitrust Problem No One Is Talking About (Wired) Streaming was part of the future — now it’s the only future (The Verge) The Elysium effect: The coming backlash to the billionaire 'NewSpace' revolution (Space.com)

17 min7 h ago
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Fri. 10/30 – Netflix Raises Prices

Thu. 10/29 – Troubling Ransomware Attacks On Hospitals

Major warnings about a rash of ransomware attacks on US hospitals. The new AMD chips. MOAAR consolidation in the chip industry. Can I introduce you to Quantum Computing as a Service? And a reminder that as Hollywood moves to streaming first, you don’t own anything. Seriously. You’re just renting. Sponsors:GetRoman.com/techmemeMailmanHQ.com Links: Building wave of ransomware attacks strike U.S. hospitals (Reuters) AMD’s new Radeon RX 6800 XT promises to go head to head with Nvidia’s RTX 3080 (The Verge) It’s Official- Marvell Acquiring Inphi For $10B That Boosts Its Cloud And 5G Opportunities (Forbes) Honeywell announces its H1 quantum computer with 10 qubits (TechCrunch) Honeywell introduces quantum computing as a service with subscription offering (ZDNet) Microsoft plans big Windows 10 UI refresh in 2021 codenamed 'Sun Valley' (Windows Central) Samsung posts highest-ever quarterly revenue as demand roars back (CNET) Kuo: iPhone 12 Pro Demand Higher Than Expected (MacRumors) Genshin Impact made $245m in its first month on mobile alone (GamesIndustry.biz) Amazon Argues Users Don't Actually Own Purchased Prime Video Content (The Hollywood Reporter)

19 min1 d ago
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Thu. 10/29 – Troubling Ransomware Attacks On Hospitals

Wed. 10/28 – Does The iPhone 12 Have A Secret Reverse Wireless Charging Feature?

Does the iPhone 12 have secret reverse wireless charging just waiting to be turned on? More signs Apple might be building its own search engine. The headlines from today’s Section 230 Senate hearing. Is the DOJ gonna prevent Visa from acquiring Plaid? And how much would you pay Elon Musk to beam you internet from Space? Sponsors:Calm.com/techmemeMailmanHQ.com Links: Apple’s iPhone 12 seems to have a secret reverse wireless charging feature (The Verge)Apple develops alternative to Google search (Financial Times)Microsoft Q1 Earnings ReleaseRepublicans Accuse Zuckerberg and Dorsey of Censorship: Live Updates (NYTimes) Visa’s Planned Purchase of Plaid Faces Antitrust Scrutiny at the Justice Department (WSJ) SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet service at $99 per month, according to e-mail (CNBC) Whoop Valued at $1.2 Billion With IVP, SoftBank, Eli Manning Backing (Bloomberg)

15 min2 d ago
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Wed. 10/28 – Does The iPhone 12 Have A Secret Reverse Wireless Charging Feature?

Tue. 10/27 – AMD Buys Xilinx for $35 Billion

AMD does indeed buy Xilinx for $35 billion dollars. The UK bans locked phones. Tinder rolls out video dating. Zoom finally rolls out encryption. A major breakthrough in OLED technology has major implications for VR and for porn. And why the no-code movement might actually usher in the true computing revolution we were promised all along. Sponsors:MailmanHQ.comMonday.com/ride Links: AMD Acquiring Xilinx In Bold, $35B Semiconductor Mega-Deal (Forbes)UK announces ban on sale of network-locked phones (Android Authority) Face to Face, Tinder's opt-in video chat feature, is now rolling out globally (TechCrunch) Zoom’s end-to-end encryption has arrived (The Verge) Porn is about to get uncomfortably high-res thanks to new OLED tech (Input) The No-Code Generation is arriving (TechCrunch)

18 min3 d ago
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Tue. 10/27 – AMD Buys Xilinx for $35 Billion

Mon. 10/26 – New AirPods And AirPods Pro This Spring?

New AirPods and AirPods pro coming as soon as the spring? Facebook launches streaming gaming everywhere but guess where? Ant is the biggest IPO in history. SAP seems to be having Covid issues. And are you still working from home? Well, maybe keep an eye on your ISP’s data caps. Sponsors:MailmanHQ.comMetalab.co Links: Apple Developing Smaller AirPods Pro, Revamped Entry-Level Model (Bloomberg) Facebook launches cloud games but says Apple won’t allow it on iOS (CNBC) Ant Group to raise $34.5 billion, valuing it at over $313 billion, in biggest IPO of all time (CNBC) Ant Group Set to Raise $34 Billion in World’s Biggest I.P.O. (NYTimes) SAP Shares Collapse After Lockdowns Force Cuts to Revenue (Bloomberg)Fix, or Toss? The ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Gains Ground (NYTimes)Deleting Facebook Also Deletes Oculus Purchases And Account Information (UploadVR) Facebook Prepares Measures for Possible Election Unrest (WSJ) Americans Working From Home Face Internet Usage Limits (WSJ)

16 min4 d ago
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Mon. 10/26 – New AirPods And AirPods Pro This Spring?

(Bonus) Joshua Schachter And The del.icio.us Story

Joshua Schachter is mostly known these days as a prominent angel investor, but his claim to fame is as the founder of del.icio.us, one of THE sites and startups that convinced me and a lot of other people that the internet space wasn’t dead, in the wake of the dotcom bubble. So, consider this in the spirt of the longreads. A profile of a key startup and entrepreneur, that got the web and the world to where we are today. Sponsors:BitTrustIRA.com/techmemeMonday.com/rideNewYorker.com/techmeme

62 min6 d ago
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(Bonus) Joshua Schachter And The del.icio.us Story

Fri. 10/23 – What If PayPal Goes Big In Crypto?

Is PayPal making moves to become a major player in Crypto? A look at the two big ballot initiatives in California that Silicon Valley cares about and which the rest of the country might be affected by. Why YouTube is this election’s go-to place for campaigns to run ads, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Masterworks.ioPromocode: rideMonday.com/ride Links: PayPal in Talks to Buy Crypto Firms Including BitGo (Bloomberg) Uber, Lyft likely violated California labor law, appeals court finds (NBCNews) Google and Facebook hate a proposed privacy law. News publishers should embrace it. (Recode) YouTube Is So Flooded With Political Ads It Can’t Place Them All (Bloomberg) Weekend Longreads: The Network: How a Secretive Phone Company Helped the Crime World Go Dark (Motherboard) Cloud gaming’s history of false starts and promising reboots (Polygon) 'Virtual' studios could offer a real alternative to green screen special effects (Engadget)The Google Case (Tim Wu)Audio...

17 min1 w ago
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Fri. 10/23 – What If PayPal Goes Big In Crypto?

Thu. 10/22 – Quibi QUIckly BItes The Dust

Quibi’s dead baby. Quibi’s dead. Jony Ive is going to design stuff for… Airbnb? The Mate 40 Pro is the best flagship smartphone you’ll probably never want to buy. What if Snapchat conquers India? The Bahamas launches the first official cryptocurrency for an entire country. And look out cause Tesla is turning on the self-driving beta starting now… Sponsors:Monday.com/rideNewYorker.com/techmeme Links: Quibi's Open Letter Quibi Is Shutting Down Barely Six Months After Going Live (WSJ) In defense of Quibi (Recode)Airbnb announces multi-year partnership with Jony Ive, a year after leaving Apple (9to5Mac)Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro is another powerful flagship that you won't buy (Engadget) Snapchat doubles down on India with new original series, games (The Economic Times) Central Bank of Bahamas Launches Landmark ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency (Coindesk) Tesla is putting ‘self-driving’ in the hands of drivers amid criticism the tech is not ready (Washington Post)

18 min1 w ago
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Thu. 10/22 – Quibi QUIckly BItes The Dust

Wed. 10/21 – PayPal Adds Crypto

Big news for crypto as PayPal adopts it, both for users to buy, but also, crucially, for them to spend. Facebook is testing a Nextdoor killer. Update on the Quibi deathwatch. Tech earnings snuck up on me and Evan Spiegel had a good night. And let’s end today with another review roundup. This time of the new iPad Air. Sponsors:KiwiCo.com/rideMonday.com/ride Links:PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network (Reuters) Dropbox's family plan offers a shared 2TB for $17 per month (Engadget) Facebook Building Neighborhood Feature as Nextdoor Eyes IPO (Bloomberg) Katzenberg May Shut Down Quibi as Options Run Short (The Information) Netflix misses on subscriber additions and EPS (CNBC)Snap stock rockets up after surprise earnings beat (CNBC) APPLE IPAD AIR (2020) REVIEW: TAKE IT FROM THE PRO (The Verge) Apple iPad Air (2020) review: Who needs the iPad Pro? (Engadget) Review: iPad Air, smooth criminal (TechCrunch)

16 min1 w ago
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Wed. 10/21 – PayPal Adds Crypto

Tue. 10/20 – The DOJ Antitrust Suit Against Google

The Feds have finally thrown the book at Google. But the DOJ has also targeted the infamous Sandworm hackers. Intel sells its NAND memory unit as consolidation in chips continues. Microsoft partners with Elon Musk to take its battle with AWS to space. What product is Google abandoning today? And the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro reviews are here. Which one should you get?NewYorker.com/techmemeMonday.com/ride Links: The DOJ sues Google for monopoly practices – and says there’s more to come (Protocol) Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google (WSJ) U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Monopoly (NYTimes) US charges Russian hackers behind NotPetya, KillDisk, OlympicDestroyer attacks (ZDNet) Intel Agrees to Sell Storage Unit to SK Hynix for $9 Billion (Bloomberg) Google confirms the Nest Secure has been discontinued (Android Police) Google discontinues its Google Nest Secure alarm system (The Verge) Microsoft launches Azure Space initiative; partners with SpaceX (ZDNet) A...

19 min1 w ago
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Tue. 10/20 – The DOJ Antitrust Suit Against Google
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