Report: Snap CEO was inspired by Chinese apps for Snapchat redesign, wanted to make the app friendlier to older users, launched redesign despite staff concerns (Rhett Jones/Gizmodo)

Rhett Jones / Gizmodo: Report: Snap CEO was inspired by Chinese apps for Snapchat redesign, wanted to make the app friendlier to older users, launched redesign despite staff concerns  —  Snap’s stock price is now hovering around its lowest point ever since the company went public last year. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2GwPJ7G

Nuance has acquired Voicebox Technologies, speech-recognition and natural-language tech pioneer; latest Nuance earnings report indicates deal price was $82M (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

Taylor Soper / GeekWire: Nuance has acquired Voicebox Technologies, speech-recognition and natural-language tech pioneer; latest Nuance earnings report indicates deal price was $82M  —  Nuance Communications has quietly acquired Voicebox Technologies, a Bellevue, Wash.-based company that was an early leader … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2IAl5vV

Google removed “Don’t be evil” from the top of its code of conduct in late April or early May, Wayback Machine archives show; kept one mention at the bottom (Kate Conger/Gizmodo)

Kate Conger / Gizmodo: Google removed “Don’t be evil” from the top of its code of conduct in late April or early May, Wayback Machine archives show; kept one mention at the bottom  —  Google’s unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase “don’t be evil.”  But that’s over, according to the code … from… Read More Google removed “Don’t be evil” from the top of its code of conduct in late April or early May, Wayback Machine archives show; kept one mention at the bottom (Kate Conger/Gizmodo)

Sources: Walmart has quietly launched Jetblack, members-only personal shopping and concierge service, now in beta in Manhattan (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Jason Del Rey / Recode: Sources: Walmart has quietly launched Jetblack, members-only personal shopping and concierge service, now in beta in Manhattan  —  The initiative, led by Rent the Runway’s co-founder Jenny Fleiss, is being tested in Manhattan.  —  Code Eight, a stealthy personal-shopping startup incubated inside … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2Iwlz6x

After reports that Tidal is inflating streaming numbers for big stars and is late paying royalties, company hires cybersecurity firm to investigate breach (Music Business Worldwide)

Music Business Worldwide: After reports that Tidal is inflating streaming numbers for big stars and is late paying royalties, company hires cybersecurity firm to investigate breach  —  Under-fire streaming platform TIDAL has announced that it has enlisted an “independent, third party cyber-security firm” to investigate a potential data breach at the company. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2rUm5E3