Bryce Covert / Wired:
A behind-the-scenes account of how Kickstarter workers came together to become the first white-collar technology workforce to unionize in US history — The point wasn´t so much about pay issues, but to give workers more say over what they produce—reflecting a trend of internal protest across the tech industry.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says it is delaying the Android 11 beta release and virtual launch event that was scheduled for June 3, but the final release is still on track for Q3 — Google this evening announced that it´s delaying next week´s Android 11: The Beta Launch Show. The company on Twitter says …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces Powerbeats Pro in four new colors: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue, available June 9 for $249 — It´s been one year since Beats debuted the awesome Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones (reviewed) with AirPods intelligence, and today the lineup is expanding with four new colors.
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Tile sends letter to European Commission arguing that recent changes in iOS hinder its product as Apple prepares to launch a competing tracker — European Commission told that rival Tile´s product was unfairly disadvantaged — Apple has been accused of abusing its power to unfairly favour …
Global shipments of wearable devices reached 72.6M units in Q1, growing 29.7% YoY, with Apple shipping 21.2M units for a 29.3% market share — Global shipments of wearable devices grew 29.7% year over year during the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20) as total device volume reached 72.6 million units according …
Sources: ByteDance looks to shift decision-making and research capabilities out of China, expanding operations in US and increasing global hires — BEIJING/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - TikTok´s poaching of Disney´s Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
OpenSSH says it will deprecate SHA-1 logins over security concerns, after researchers demonstrated an attack that cost under $50,000 in January 2020 — Breaking a SHA-1-generated SSH authentication key now costs roughly $50,000, putting high-profile remote servers at risk of attacks.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Vesta, which wants to fight payment fraud using AI, raises $125M led by Goldfinch Partners, bringing its total raised to over $145M — Payments solutions provider Vesta today announced that it raised $125 million in capital, bringing its total raised to over $145 million.
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google says Discovery ads, which are eligible to serve across YouTube Home and Watch Next feeds, Gmail, and the Discover feed, are now available globally — Discovery campaigns are available to all advertisers globally. — Google introduced two big image-driven ad tests at its Google Marketing Live event last year.
Jennifer Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Platform Science, which provides fleet management telematics software for trucking companies, raises $42M Series B led by Prologis with Daimler participating — Daimler, Platform Science will build software incorporating app-driven technology directly into new big rigs