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- Elon’s text: As part of the ongoing Musk v. Twitter trial, a huge archive of Twitter-related texts between Elon and various key figures/executives/celebrities has been made public. Amanda and Taylor had some of the most interesting parts with appearances by people like Gayle King, Joe Rogan and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey (or “jack jack” as Elon’s contacts seem to call him). I’ll look.
- Instagram Bans PornHub’s Account: “After weeks of suspension, Pornhub’s account has been permanently removed from Instagram,” wrote Amanda. why? PH claims that anything he posts on Instagram is completely “PG” and asks for “full transparency and clear explanations” so he doesn’t know.
- Interpol issues red notice to Terra founders: “The International Criminal Police Organization has issued a red notice to Do Kwon,” Mannish and Kate wrote.
- What’s new in Google Maps: Add new features to Google Maps. Compiled by Aisha. A new view style to help you “immerse” in the city before you visit, a “Neighborhood Atmosphere” feature aimed at capturing the highlights of an area, and where ATMs are using the view from your camera There is an augmented reality function that accurately displays the and a coffee shop.
- Meta Recruitment Freeze: The days of job explosion at Meta/Facebook seem to be over. The company will freeze hiring and “reorganize some groups” within the company, Zuckerberg reportedly announced at an all-hands meeting this week.
- Hackers attack Fast Company, send nasty push notifications: If you received a particularly vulgar push notification from Fast Company via Apple News this week, it’s because hackers broke into the outlet’s content management system. The hackers also appear to have published a (now-deleted) post on Fast Company outlining how they got into it.
- NASA collides with asteroid: If you had to hit an asteroid from millions of miles away, could you do it, say, to change course and move it away from Earth? We smashed it into an asteroid at 14,700 mph and proved it could do just that.The asteroids in question were never believed to be a threat to Earth, but these are the kind you want to test Previous they are needed.
- Microsoft Confirms Exchange Vulnerability: “Microsoft has confirmed that two zero-day vulnerabilities in unpatched Exchange Server are being exploited by cybercriminals in live attacks,” writes Carly. Worse? There is no patch yet, but MSFT has put a patch on an “accelerated timeline” and is providing temporary mitigations in the meantime, she said.
I didn’t have time to go along with everything TechCrunch Podcast this week? Here’s what you may have missed:
- Evernote and mmhmm co-founder Phil Libin joined found He shares what he’s learned about remote work and why he “never goes to work in the metaverse.”
- of Chain reaction The crew delves deeper into why crypto exchange FTX is bidding billions of dollars for the assets of bankrupt companies.
- Amanda TechCrunch Podcast To investigate whether Tumblr is rescinding its controversial porn ban (spoiler: no), Devin jumped in to tell us all about NASA’s wild anti-asteroid test mission.
What’s behind the TechCrunch+ paywall? Lots of really great stuff! Here, away from the constant news cycle, we dig a little deeper into what you love most. What was the most read TC+ article this week?
- Is Silicon Valley really losing its throne?: This is a provocative question. Asked more and more after COVID flipped the switch to widespread remote work almost overnight. Alex takes a closer look at investor data to see where the money is going and if it’s changing.
- Investors put the brakes on productivity software: This week is Alex Wilhelm’s double feature! After several quarters of consistent investment growth, investor interest in productivity tools appears to be waning. why? Alex examines why/how vertical investing has changed.