Techmeme
June 1, 2022, 5:30 PM

Top News

CNBC:
Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Meta this fall after 14 years, and chief growth officer Javier Olivan will take over as COO; Sandberg will stay on Meta's board  —  Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down from her role as Chief Operating Officer at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook.
Zack Seward / CoinDesk:
The DOJ charges ex-OpenSea head of product Nate Chastain with wire fraud and money laundering tied to a September 2021 NFT insider trading scheme, a DOJ first  —  Department of Justice officials say it's the first time they've pursued an “insider trading” charge in digital assets.
Scott Chipolina / Financial Times:
A group of 26 leading computer experts urge US lawmakers to resist crypto lobbying efforts, calling crypto financial instruments “risky, flawed, and unproven”  —  Computer scientists and academics target US lawmakers in effort to counter well-financed lobbying efforts
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Twitter plans to shut down TweetDeck for Mac on July 1 to “focus on making TweetDeck even better”, pointing users to the web version and an upcoming Preview  —  Twitter today announced that it will be shutting down TweetDeck for Mac next month to focus on the web-based version of TweetDeck.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter is restructuring to focus on user growth and personalization, not Spaces, newsletters, and communities; source: edit button may come in 2022  —  Twitter Inc. employees are enduring the whiplash of public commentary from the social network's future owner, a changeover in leadership and a hiring freeze.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Google plans to combine its Duo and Meet video calling apps into a single platform later in 2022, using Duo's app as the foundation under the Google Meet brand  —  It's called Meet, but Duo's DNA lives on  —  Google announced today that it's combining two of its video-calling apps, Duo and Meet, into a single platform.
Brian Platt / Bloomberg:
Canada's privacy regulator finds that coffee shop chain Tim Hortons illegally collected customer location data via its mobile app without adequate user consent  —  Tim Hortons, the ubiquitous Canadian coffee chain owned by Restaurant Brands International, violated Canadian privacy rules …
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: in a first, Apple plans to move some iPad production from China to Vietnam, after Shanghai's strict lockdowns led to months of supply chain disruptions  —  TAIPEI — For the first time ever Apple is moving some iPad production out of China and shifting it to Vietnam after strict COVID lockdowns …
Financial Times:
Investigation: NSO has an imminent cash crunch, after human rights groups detailed 15+ countries abusing Pegasus, as executives weigh selling to risky clients  —  The inside story of the Pegasus spyware maker's perilous financial situation and its way ahead following US blacklisting
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Messaging apps should consider reviving AIM's Away Message to set better social boundaries, as the live chats of the past are now in our pockets and inescapable  —  The live chats of the past are now in our pockets and inescapable.  We need better boundaries.  —  In the beginning, there was AOL Instant Messenger.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go 2 with 11th Gen Intel CPUs, an “improved” webcam and thermals, and Windows 11, starting at $600 and shipping on June 7  —  Prices start at $600  —  The most compact and affordable entry in Microsoft's lineup of Surface Laptops …
Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
Ofcom survey of 6,600+ UK adults: women are more likely than men to face abuse or harmful content online; 42% of women feel comfortable speaking freely online  —  The head of media regulator Ofcom says tech firms must do more to protect women online, after its report revealed they were more likely to be victims.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Instagram plans to start pushing Amber Alerts in feeds to notify users about missing children in their area, rolling out to 25 countries in the coming weeks  —  Instagram will start pushing Amber Alerts to users' feeds to notify them about missing children in their area.
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
After Google's Play Store policy changes, Amazon removes IAPs from its Kindle and Music apps for Android, and direct audiobook purchases from Audible on Android  —  If you use Amazon's Kindle app on Android, you may have noticed the software doesn't offer the option to buy and rent ebooks …

Sponsor Posts

Opal:
Introducing Tadpole: the tiny webcam for laptops  —  With a mirrorless Sony sensor, directional microphone, and tap-to-mute feature, the Tadpole works with both Mac and PC and is the perfect webcam to take with you everywhere.
Tribe AI:
Build AI products that matter  —  Tribe AI helps organizations rapidly deploy AI solutions that have real business impact.  We bring together world class AI talent and tooling to drive differentiated results.
Cache:
More than 10% of your net worth in one stock?  —  Cache helps protect your hard-earned wealth.  Swap your stocks for a diversified fund without a giant tax bill.  Once for the ultra-wealthy, now available for you.
Zoho:
Day in the life of a recruiter with an idealist mindset: When hiring is slow  —  Back to another day in this dull economic climate.  Hiring freezes and layoffs are happening everywhere, while more and more candidates …
Prospect:
A running list of the best startups to join  —  We've analyzed thousands of startups using the same data VCs use and distilled our list down to the top 2%.  Discover and join the next Stripe, Airbnb, or Coinbase today.
The Logan Bartlett Show:
EP 108: Olivier Pomel (CEO, Datadog) Shares Every Lesson From Scaling to $40B
A podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett, an investor at Redpoint Ventures, covering tech with industry insiders.
Subscribe to The Logan Bartlett Show!
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 06/21 - Kaspersky Banned By The US Government
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 5:30 PM ET, June 1, 2022.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:

Earlier Picks

Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Law: