Techmeme
October 6, 2022, 2:55 AM

Top News

Financial Times:
New York Times:
Sources: in the weeks before Elon Musk's renewed $44B bid, his representatives asked Twitter about redoing the deal for up to a 30% discount, a ~$31B valuation  —  Before Mr. Musk renewed his $44 billion proposal, he and the company haggled in discussions that ultimately did not advance.
Jeremy C. Owens / MarketWatch:
Bloomberg:
Tom Hals / Reuters:
Cade Metz / New York Times:
A US federal court jury finds ex-Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan guilty for not disclosing a 2016 breach of customer and driver records to regulators  —  A jury found Joe Sullivan, who led security at the ride-hailing company, guilty on two different counts.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Google unveils two text-to-video AI generators: Imagen Video, a higher image quality system, and Phenaki, which prioritizes coherency and length over quality  —  Not to be outdone by Meta's Make-A-Video, Google today detailed its work on Imagen Video, an AI system that can generate video clips given …
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
DeepMind uses its AlphaTensor AI to solve a matrix multiplication problem by building a 3D TensorGame board game, beating a record that has stood for 50+ years  —  The new version of AlphaZero discovered a faster way to do matrix multiplication, a core problem in computing that affects thousands of everyday computer tasks.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
What to expect from the “Made by Google” event on October 6: Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and potentially Nest hardware and previews of Pixel devices  —  - Wildcards: More Pixel device previews and Nest hardware  —  Google's fall hardware event promises to be special this year.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
A look at Iranian activists' fight for internet access amid the regime's crackdowns, including using Tor servers inside Iran to bypass internet blockades  —  Activists in Iran are working with outsiders to fight the regime's censorship  —  As protesters flooded the streets of Iran in September …
More: CNBCThanks:@mikebutcher
Brendan Vaughan / Fast Company:
Fast Company brings its site, Inc, and Mansueto back online after eight days, saying a cyberattack hit its CMS and no customer or advertiser info was disclosed  —  Eight days.  That's how long FastCompany.com was offline after we were targeted in a cyberattack, first on the afternoon of Sunday …
Bloomberg:
Roblox and Discord are accused of enabling adult men to sexually and financially exploit a California girl in a lawsuit filed by a social media watchdog group  —  Roblox Corp. and Discord Inc. were accused of enabling adult men to sexually and financially exploit a California girl in a lawsuit filed by a social-media watchdog group.
More: Reuters
Yousef Saba / Reuters:
Chainalysis: MENA's crypto market grew the fastest from July 2021 to June 2022, with transaction volume up 48% YoY to $566B; Latin America was second at 40% YoY  —  The Middle East and North Africa are the world's fastest-growing cryptocurrency markets, with the volume of crypto received …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Source: Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong commissioned a documentary about his company and himself as he thinks the media has a malicious agenda to smear tech execs  —  Pass the popcorn.  Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong just announced a new film titled Coin: A Founder's Story will be available …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
iPhone 14 Plus review: multiday battery, big bright screen, and light, but hard to use one-handed, no ProMotion, and adopting eSIM will be painful for some  —  Excellent battery life and a large display make the 14 Plus upgrade-worthy … This is the new iPhone that most people want.

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
Brightspot:
Is your CMS solving your content problems, or creating new ones?  —  In a commissioned study written and conducted by Forrester, we revealed that 72% plan to change their CMS platform, is your organization one of them?
Sastrify:
SaaS Prices Are Going Up.  Here's Why (And What You Can Do about It)  —  From inflation issues to rock-bottom retention rates: get the latest industry updates and see how high-growth teams are preparing for 2023.
Zoho:
Ride the wave with our marketing predictions for 2023  —  As years go by, access to technology and its expansion have been shrinking the physical borders around us.  It wouldn't be an oversimplification …
Vesto:
The treasury management platform built for startups  —  Put your idle cash to work, earn higher yields, and extend your runway with Vesto.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 02/03 - The Startup Planning To De-Extinct The Dodo
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 2:55 AM ET, October 6, 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

Bloomberg:
Anna Edgerton / Bloomberg:
Dawn Chmielewski / Reuters:
Tom Warren / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Steve Dent / Engadget:
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Associated Press:
Mariella Moon / Engadget: