Techmeme
October 30, 2022, 2:00 AM

Top News

Casey Newton / Platformer:
Sources: on October 28, Twitter engineers were told to print out their last 30 to 60 days of code for Elon Musk to review, and then told to shred the printouts  —  Twitter has a new CEO.  And he'd like to see your code, please  —  Elon Musk took over Twitter on Thursday like a military general …
New York Times:
Sources: Elon Musk plans to begin layoffs at Twitter as soon as October 29, before staff are scheduled to receive stock grants on November 1  —  The billionaire planned to begin layoffs as soon as Saturday, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk planned …
Martin Peers / The Information:
Source: Elon Musk fired top Twitter executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal, “for cause”, in an apparent attempt to avoid severance and unvested stock payouts  —  When Elon Musk terminated four top Twitter executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal and CFO Ned Segal on Thursday …
New York Times:
Sources: at Twitter's HQ, former head of product Kayvon Beykpour, David Sacks, and Elon Musk's personal attorney were spotted on Musk's first full day as owner  —  The billionaire began as Twitter's new owner by announcing a content moderation council and meeting employees, as some of the social media service's users celebrated.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Alex Stamos / @alexstamos:
[Thread] Elon Musk made himself the global face of content moderation amid growing government pressures even as his Tesla wealth depends on China and others  —  I think @elonmusk has made a huge mistake, making himself the global face of content moderation at a critical moment of struggle with governments, while maintaining massive personal exposure to challenging countries.
David Gilbert / VICE:
Some users test the limits of Twitter's moderation system following Musk's takeover by using profane slurs, racial epithets, and other forms of hate speech  —  The very first hours of Musk's stewardship of Twitter have been dominated by users relishing their ability to use profane slurs and racial epithets.
John Walker / Kotaku:
Adobe apps no longer support Pantone-owned colors for free due to a licensing change; the Pantone color libraries now require an Adobe plug-in for $15/month  —  Due to a change in how Adobe licenses Pantone colors, old PSD files could start being filled in black
Jared Council / Forbes:
New Orleans-based Resilia, which sells software that helps nonprofits manage their operations, raised a $35M Series B, bringing its total funding to nearly $50M  —  Sevetri Wilson is not your average tech company founder.  She's a Black woman, she has no coding experience …

Sponsor Posts

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.
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.
Zoho:
Why a remote support solution is imperative in sustaining business continuity  —  During a natural disaster, global pandemic, or any other unforeseen event, maintaining business continuity becomes paramount.
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.
Big Technology Podcast:
How Shein and Temu Snuck Up On Amazon -- With Louise Matsakis
The Big Technology Podcast, hosted by journalist Alex Kantrowitz, takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Wed. 05/29 - Did The Secret Sauce Of Google Search Just Leak?
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 2:00 AM ET, October 30, 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:
The Intercept:
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:

Earlier Picks

Washington Post:
Pradip K. Saha / The Morning Context: