Day: May 23, 2022

  • TikTok’s launching Twitch-like subscriptions in beta on Thursday

    TikTok’s launching Twitch-like subscriptions in beta on Thursday

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok has announced a program that lets viewers pay to subscribe to specific live streamers they want to support. Dubbed Live Subscription, it gives fans access to perks like a subscriber-only chat, creator-specific emotes, and badges that differentiate them from non-subscribers (via TechCrunch). It’s launching in beta on […]

  • SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell defends Elon Musk to employees after allegations of sexual misconduct

    SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell defends Elon Musk to employees after allegations of sexual misconduct

    SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell sent a company-wide email last week responding to a report of allegations of sexual assault against CEO Elon Musk, claiming she doesn’t believe the allegations to be true. The email, first reported by CNBC and reviewed by The Verge, also reiterated that SpaceX has a “ZERO tolerance” […]

  • Klarna used a prerecorded video message to lay off 10 percent of employees

    Klarna used a prerecorded video message to lay off 10 percent of employees

    Klarna lost about one-third of its valuation since last year. | Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Klarna, the Swedish “buy now, pay later” service (BNPL), announced that it’s laying off 10 percent of its global workforce in a prerecorded video message, according to reports from Protocol and TechCrunch. The company currently has about […]

  • Apple would benefit from buying EA, but that doesn’t seem likely to happen

    Apple would benefit from buying EA, but that doesn’t seem likely to happen

    According to a recent report, gaming company Electronic Arts (also known as EA) has been looking for a potential buyer – and one of them is none other than Apple. However, while Apple would certainly benefit from buying EA, this doesn’t seem likely to happen. more… The post Apple would benefit from buying EA, but […]

  • The kids are older and not all right in final Stranger Things S4 trailer

    The kids are older and not all right in final Stranger Things S4 trailer

    Netflix has dropped the final trailer for Stranger Things S4 (Volume 1). The fourth season of Stranger Things is almost here—at least the first seven episodes since the release is split in two. So Netflix released a spooky final trailer, chock full of 1980s horror tropes, on the heels of the revelation last month that the season’s Big […]

  • Valedictorian With Non-Speaking Autism Gives Moving Commencement Speech

    Valedictorian With Non-Speaking Autism Gives Moving Commencement Speech   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by CNN (@cnn) Fred Rogers, the famous good neighbor, spread a message of service during his lifetime. A scrap of paper he carried with him read, “Life is for service.” The students at his alma mater, Rollins […]

  • Florida’s social media moderation ban is probably unconstitutional, says court

    Florida’s social media moderation ban is probably unconstitutional, says court

    Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images A US appeals court says Florida’s ban on much social media moderation likely violates the First Amendment, setting up a legal showdown over social networks’ speech rights. Today, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most of an earlier court order blocking Florida’s SB 7072 while […]

  • Snap plans to slow hiring, warns that revenue will grow slower than expected

    Snap plans to slow hiring, warns that revenue will grow slower than expected

    Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told employees Monday that the company would significantly slow hiring for the rest of the year after warning investors that its revenue wouldn’t grow as fast as expected. “Like many companies, we continue to face rising inflation and interest rates, supply chain shortages and labor disruptions, platform […]

  • The full saga of Apple’s troubled mixed reality headset has been revealed

    The full saga of Apple’s troubled mixed reality headset has been revealed

    Enlarge / Jony Ive speaks onstage during the 2017 New Yorker TechFest in New York City. (credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images) A series of reports in The Information paint a detailed picture of progression, politics, and problems facing Apple’s plan to develop a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality headset since the initiative picked up steam back […]

  • Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning trailer teases Ethan Hunt’s swan song

    Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning trailer teases Ethan Hunt’s swan song

    Tom Cruise and his plucky team are back to save the world (again) in Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning Part One. The official trailer for Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning Part One (aka Mission: Impossible 7) is here and chock-full of the kind of global intrigue and jaw-dropping stunts fans have come to expect from this hugely successful franchise. […]

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