Techmeme
October 14, 2022, 5:20 PM

Top News

Wayne Ma / The Information:
Sources: Apple's headset will scan users' irises for logging in and making payments and will have two downward-facing cameras to capture users' legs for avatars  —  By the time Apple introduces its much-anticipated mixed reality headset—planned for sometime next year—Meta Platforms …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia “unlaunches” the 12GB RTX 4080 announced in September after a backlash, saying the GPU sharing the 4080 designation with the RTX 4080 16GB is confusing  —  Nvidia is pausing the launch of its upcoming 12GB RTX 4080 graphics card.  After originally unveiling the 12GB RTX 4080 …
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:
Meta says the segment at Connect 2022 announcing the addition of legs to Horizon World avatars in 2023 “featured animations created from motion capture”  —  A subsequent statement from Meta says ‘the segment featured animations created from motion capture’
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
For mobile search result ads, Google is replacing “Ad” with “Sponsored” and moving the bolded label from beside the URL to above it in a separate line  —  Over the years, Google has made it harder to separate ads from organic search results at a glance.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Meta plans to end support for Instant Articles, a source says in mid-April 2023, giving news publishers six months to readjust their Facebook strategies  —  Meta is ending support for Instant Articles, a proprietary mobile format it debuted in 2015 to quickly load news articles on the Facebook app, Axios has learned.
Alex Marquardt / CNN:
Docs: SpaceX told the Pentagon that it can't donate more Starlink terminals to Ukraine or keep funding the service there indefinitely, and asks for funding  —  Since they first started arriving in Ukraine last spring, the Starlink satellite internet terminals made by Elon Musk's SpaceX …
Washington Post:
A letter to top senators from ~250 industry groups urges a Senate floor vote for FCC nominee Gigi Sohn to end a 21-month deadlock so Biden can ratify his agenda  —  Almost 250 groups will send a letter Friday to congressional leaders, calling for the Senate to vote to confirm Democratic nominee Gigi Sohn
Politico:
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried backtracks on plans to spend $1B on US political races by 2024, calling it a “dumb quote”; SBF donated almost $40M in the 2022 cycle  —  , which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 5:15 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Crypto broker NYDIG, which raised $1B at a $7B+ valuation in December 2021, laid off ~110 people, about a third of its workforce, in September 2022  —  Company said last year that it had raised $1 billion at a valuation of more than $7 billion  —  NYDIG, the bitcoin trading and banking firm …

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:
Remote computer assistance for parents  —  The right tools make it easy to help family members of all generations across technological differences.  Being the “tech-savvy” one in the family is both a gift and a curse.
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:
Thu. 02/02 - Meta Whistles Past The Metaverse
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 5:20 PM ET, October 14, 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

Financial Times:
Bloomberg:

Earlier Picks

Nelson Wang / CoinDesk:
Charles Pulliam-Moore / The Verge:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: