April 30, 2019

Tue. 04/30 - All The F8 Announcements

All the news from the Facebook F8 conference, Cheddar gets acquired, Alphabet shows weakness, and why does Ring, the smart doorbell, need a news editor? Sponsors: FlatironSchool.com/techmeme PixelUnion.net Links Facebook details Messenger updates: New desktop app, social video, and Project LightSpeed (VentureBeat) Instagram will test hiding public like counts in Canada (The Verge) Altice USA Buys Streaming-Video Network Cheddar for $200 Million (WSJ) Google Shows First Cracks in Years (WSJ) Alphabet drops after reporting a slowdown in ad revenue (CNBC) WeWork Files for Initial Public Offering (WSJ) Amazon wants to deliver crime news and fear to Ring doorbell owners (TheNextWeb) A doorbell company owned by Amazon wants to start producing “crime news” and it’ll definitely end well (Nieman Lab) How Chinese apps like TikTok are quietly racking up American users (CNBC)