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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, March 13, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup in Boost for AI Group" ["An Apple spokesperson confirmed the acquisition of the four-year-old startup, which was founded by three former Google engineers, Anand Shukla, Srinivasan Venkatachary and Steven Baker, and had raised more than $24 million from Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures, according to CrunchBase. Terms of the deal could not be learned."]  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:15 PM
  • "Apple Purchases Machine Learning Startup Laserlike" MacRumors 3:19 PM
  • "Apple acquires Laserlike, an ML startup that might make Siri smarter" VentureBeat 3:20 PM
  • "The web at 30: Apple's place in history/The World Wide Web is 30 years old. Here's a look at Apple's role in its development."  Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Apple gets foreign contractors improper visa lawsuit dismissed" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Smartphone shipments in China down 20%, a 6-year low" 9to5Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Sharp drop in Chinese smartphone sales in China portends bad news for Apple" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple grows iPhone share in U.S., despite overseas challenges" Apple World Today 8:59 AM
  • "Apple, Google, GoDaddy misissued TLS certificates with weak serial numbers" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "Man charged over bow and arrow attack in Nimbin: A man has been charged for firing an arrow at another man in northern NSW, with the victim's iPhone saving him from the violent attack." 10:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Walmart to introduce tablet under its ONN store brand: Bloomberg" Bloomberg 8:57 PM
  • "Facebook and Instagram outage drags on for hours as social media giant denies DDoS attack" GeekWire 6:51 PM
  • "Some Democrats Are Ready to Water Down Their Own Net Neutrality Bill: Activists say efforts to 'compromise' at this juncture would only weaken rules with broad, bipartisan public support." Motherboard 1:41 PM
  • "Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets" TechCrunch 9:56 AM
  • "Google reportedly makes 'roadmap cutbacks' in laptop and tablet development: The group that brought us the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate are is being downsized." Ars Technica 9:52 AM
  • "Google reportedly canceled future tablet and laptop projects: A result of 'road-map cutbacks.'" Android Central 9:47 AM
  • "T-Mobile Reveals More Location Data Abuse Following Questions from Senator Wyden" Motherboard 12:16 PM
  • "T-Mobile is expanding its industry-first anti-scam call protection service to even more smartphones" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Almost 150 million users impacted by new SimBad Android adware: SimBad adware found in 210 Android apps available on the official Google Play Store." ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "New Android adware found in 200 apps on Google Play" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Verizon's 5G service will cost $10 extra, launches in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11th" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook says Zero Hedge ban was a 'mistake' amid uproar over big tech censorship of conservative content" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Obama's former adviser says Silicon Valley giants must release their iron grip on everyone's data" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Five Tips For Attending Online Meetings" MacVoices 3:13 PM
  • "Apple's New Concerns, Ending Web Dysfunction – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-13" The Mac Observer 3:07 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 027: 'Let's spelunk my life'" 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "229: Go Back to Making Dinosaur Movies" The Rebound 10:30 AM
  • "Mac Pricing and Cord Cutting, with Bob LeVitus -ACM 504" The Mac Observer 7:18 AM