Apple shutting down Texture’s magazine app on Windows after acquisition, will continue support for other platforms; Windows app was neglected before acquisition (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)

Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Apple shutting down Texture’s magazine app on Windows after acquisition, will continue support for other platforms; Windows app was neglected before acquisition  —  Texture, the magazine subscription service that Apple purchased back in March, plans to shut down its Windows app at the end of June. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2FKw3wG

Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi and social networking platform Tianya are setting up $1B fund to invest in domestic blockchain-related startups (Yingzhi Yang/South China Morning Post)

Yingzhi Yang / South China Morning Post: Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi and social networking platform Tianya are setting up $1B fund to invest in domestic blockchain-related startups  —  China’s Huobi, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it is setting up a US$1 billion fund to finance domestic … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2KAJu65

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann postpones Vine successor v2 indefinitely, citing need for funding, logistical issues conflicting with early-stage startup he runs (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Nick Statt / The Verge: Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann postpones Vine successor v2 indefinitely, citing need for funding, logistical issues conflicting with early-stage startup he runs  —  Citing funding and logistical issues  —  Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann announced today that his planned sequel to the popular … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2rlP9Eb

Analysis: 345M smartphones shipped in Q1 2018, down 2.4% YoY; iPhone X was world’s best-selling smartphone with 16M units shipped this quarter (Linda Sui/Strategy Analytics)

Linda Sui / Strategy Analytics: Analysis: 345M smartphones shipped in Q1 2018, down 2.4% YoY; iPhone X was world’s best-selling smartphone with 16M units shipped this quarter  —  According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) service, global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in Q1 2018. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2IaE7MH

GoDaddy takes down Richard Spencer’s website altright.com, says it has “encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner” (Ryan Broderick/BuzzFeed)

Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed: GoDaddy takes down Richard Spencer’s website altright.com, says it has “encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner”  —  “It is our determination that altright.com crossed the line and encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner,” a GoDaddy spokesperson said. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2FIQRol

Sources: Snap has ended its licensing fee agreement with publishers who chose it in 2016; all publishers will rely on ad revenue from Snapchat Discover (Sahil Patel/Digiday)

Sahil Patel / Digiday: Sources: Snap has ended its licensing fee agreement with publishers who chose it in 2016; all publishers will rely on ad revenue from Snapchat Discover  —  Snap is no longer paying licensing fees to publishers for their Snapchat Discover channels, leaving those publishers instead to live off advertising. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2HPhzlg

Xerox reverses course, says its CEO and majority of the board are staying, after agreement with shareholders opposing a buyout by Fujifilm expired on Thursday (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Xerox reverses course, says its CEO and majority of the board are staying, after agreement with shareholders opposing a buyout by Fujifilm expired on Thursday  —  The reversal came two days after reaching agreement with activists Icahn and Deason, which expired without certain stipulations being met from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2jrfSvA

Ubtech, a Shenzhen-based intelligent humanoid robots maker, raises $820M Series C led by Tencent, bringing the startup’s valuation to about $5B (Nicole Jao/TechNode)

Nicole Jao / TechNode: Ubtech, a Shenzhen-based intelligent humanoid robots maker, raises $820M Series C led by Tencent, bringing the startup’s valuation to about $5B  —  Shenzhen-based AI and humanoid robotic company Ubtech has secured $820 million in Some eries C funding round, our sister site TechNode Chinese is reporting … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2Ia5Mx8

Ahead of annual shareholders meeting, Berkshire Hathaway reveals it bought 75M shares of Apple, adding to the 165.3M shares it already owned at the end of 2017 (Becky Quick/CNBC)

Becky Quick / CNBC: Ahead of annual shareholders meeting, Berkshire Hathaway reveals it bought 75M shares of Apple, adding to the 165.3M shares it already owned at the end of 2017  —  – In the first quarter, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought an astounding 75 million shares of Apple. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2jsizwY