Techmeme
July 27, 2022, 11:05 PM

Top News

Salvador Rodriguez / Wall Street Journal:
Meta reports its first-ever YoY quarterly revenue decline and issues a lowered Q3 forecast, citing a weak ad demand environment and macroeconomic uncertainty  —  Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. META 6.55%▲ posted its first decline in revenue and issued a muted outlook …
Meta - Investor Relations:
Meta reports Q2 revenue down 1% YoY to $28.8B, net income down 36% YoY to $6.69B, and Family of Apps daily active people up 4% YoY to 2.88B  —  Announces Plans for Chief Financial Officer Transition and Chief Strategy Officer Appointment MENLO PARK, Calif., July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Mark Zuckerberg: the economic downturn will broadly impact the digital ad business and Meta thus plans to “steadily reduce headcount growth over the next year”  —  - It appears the economy has begun a downturn, said Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms, on the company's Q2 earnings call.
Nelson Wang / CoinDesk:
Meta's Reality Labs division posts a $2.81B loss for Q2 2022, vs. $3.67B est., on $452M in revenue, compared to a $2.96B loss for Q1 2022 on $695M in revenue  —  Meta reported revenue of $452 million for the division, down from $695 million in the first quarter.  —  Jul 27, 2022
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
New York Times:
The FTC files to block Meta's acquisition of VR company Within, saying Meta “chose to buy” instead of compete, the first antitrust lawsuit filed under Lina Khan  —  The move is a blow to Meta's metaverse efforts and signals a shift in how the Federal Trade Commission is approaching tech deals.
Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Interviews with 20+ people detail GTA developer Rockstar's attempts to change its “boys' club” workplace culture, starting in 2018, after complaints and burnout  —  In the summer of 2020, after a police officer killed George Floyd, Rockstar Games quietly shelved a mode of play …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify has “decided to stop further production of Car Thing units” and will take a €31M charge, citing factors like “product demand and supply chain issues”  —  Spotify's push to complement its music streaming with a big move into podcasting and related content appears …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google delays phasing out third-party cookies in Chrome to H2 2024, after deferring the plan from 2022 to 2023, citing the need for more Privacy Sandbox tests  —  Google was originally planning to get rid of third-party cookies in its browser by 2022, but that was later pushed back to 2023.
Chris Stokel-Walker / Gizmodo:
Internal TikTok PR documents reveal suggested responses to difficult questions, including downplaying AI, parent company ByteDance, and “the China association”  —  Leaked documents detail what TikTok tells the media—and what it doesn't.  —  Leaked documents from within TikTok reveal …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
The US Senate passes the Chips and Science Act, including $52B+ for US chipmakers plus tax credits to encourage investment; the bill now heads to the House  —  - The Senate passed bipartisan legislation aimed to help the U.S. compete with China by injecting tens of billions of dollars into the domestic production of semiconductors.
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg told employees that Meta and Apple are in a “very deep, philosophical competition” to build the metaverse and set the internet's direction  —  “This is a competition of philosophies and ideas,” Meta's CEO recently told employees  —  Mark Zuckerberg believes …
Taylor Lorenz / Taylor Lorenz's Newsletter:
Nostalgia for the “old”, chronological Instagram makes sense but belies changing norms around online sharing, communication, privacy, and engaging content  —  It isn't just the platform that has changed, we have too.  —  Over the past few days there's been a movement to “Make Instagram Instagram again.”
Ry Crist / CNET:
Like Amazon's Ring, Google's Nest reserves the right to comply with emergency US law enforcement requests for video footage without a warrant or user consent  —  The law lets Ring and Google share user footage with police during emergencies without consent and without warrants.  Here's everything you should know.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Qualcomm reports Q3 revenue up 37% YoY to $10.93B, vs. $10.88B est., net income up 53% YoY to $3.36B, and chip segment revenue up 45% YoY to $9.38B  —  - Qualcomm reported third-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, slightly beating Wall Street expectations, but guidance …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google announces Maps updates: photorealistic aerial views of nearly 100 landmarks, more detailed cycling route information, and location sharing notifications  —  Google — facing increasing competition from other apps like Instagram and TikTok when it comes to consumers searching for things …

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Pinduoduo:
Pinduoduo Champions “Tech for Agri” to Drive Agricultural Modernization  —  Find out how we use technology to spearhead agricultural modernization by driving efficiency gains and boosting farmer incomes.
Climate Draft:
Join the Climate Draft!  —  Our network is now open for all climate-concerned individuals, and software engineers can apply for our next invite-only draft.
Zoho:
Fine tune your queue announcements, hold music, and ringing patterns to engage and guide your callers while they wait in a call queue  —  Imagine your busiest business hours get hit with an unexpected surge of incoming calls.
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 09/30 - Google Shutters Stadia
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 11:05 PM ET, July 27, 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

Earlier Picks