November 2, 2022, 8:20 AM

Top News

Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
Elon Musk says the blue checkmark system is “bullshit” and Twitter Blue will be $8/month with half the ads, priority in replies, mentions, and search, and more  —  Twitter's current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn't have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.
More: Platformer, Ars Technica, Silicon Republic, Insider, Decrypt, 9to5Mac, Engadget, The Verge, Android Headlines, Fossbytes, CoinGape, MediaNama, Gizchina, Wccftech, Mashable, Firstpost Tech, iThinkDifferent, Coinspeaker, Cryptopolitan, CNBC, The Economic Times, Variety, Neowin, Newser, BGR India, SiliconANGLE,, XDA Developers, Digital Trends, Slate, Digital Liturgies, Watcher Guru, iMore, and Phandroid
Tweets: @elonmusk, @stephenking, @elonmusk, @elonmusk, @elonmusk, @elonmusk, @jason, @caseynewton, @elonmusk, @antoniogm, @julian_epp, @elonmusk, @jessicaelgot, @vitalikbuterin, @vitalikbuterin, @jamesrbuk, @chillmage, @apollozac, @firstadopter, @daphnehk, @shannonrwatts, @ahmednasirlaw, @astrokatie, @ashleylynch, @jhweissmann, @donie, @levie, @moviehooligan, @aoc, @monsterenergy, @lianbuan, @youranonnews, @libyaliberty, @robforbesdj, @isosteph, @blaque_rainbow, @aljwhite, @alexvtunzelmann, @pbump, @everywhereist, @strngwys, @phil_lewis_, @joe_hill, @nicoleperlroth, @mattwridley, @adavidhalejoint, @asemota, @bradmossesq, @morganicink, @mattdpearce, @themaxburns, @michaelehayden, @wongmjane, @byyourlogic, @jontronshow, @naval, @edzitron, @mkbhd, @mattbinder, @jalexandria22, @sarthakgh, @edroso, @esqueer_, @everywhereist, @balajis, @matthewstoller, @llsethj, @robertmaguire_, @molly_knight, @mrinaldesai, @padresj, @erratarob, @timsweeneyepic, @balajis, @stephenking, @kyleorl, @stardust_sigil, @mmasnick, @nihilist_bucks, @karaswisher, @carlhigbie, @howardlindzon, @snowden, @mmasnick, @profcarroll, @blakereid, @tomwarren, @kevinrothrock, @benedictevans, @loganbartlett, @hodapp, @martinvars, @timodc, @samgreis, @davidscottjaffe, @jason, @qwongsj, @kattenbarge, @xor, @russbengtson, @mattdpearce, @techwontsaveus, @oliverdarcy, @joannastern, @jason, @behindyourback, @malwaretechblog, @drmistercody, @schizo_freq, @danprimack, @joemfbrown, @taylorlorenz, @thegarance, @thetall_bot, @whatapityonyou, @carnage4life, @seamushughes, @bobcesca_go, and @gergelyorosz
Wall Street Journal:
New York Times:
Twitter's Chief Customer Officer Sarah Personette “resigns”; sources say ad company IPG recommended that clients pause Twitter spending over moderation concerns  —  At least three Twitter executives have left in recent days, as one of the world's largest ad companies said clients …
Kali Hays / Insider:
Comedian and verified Twitter user Tim Heidecker puts the site's moderation practices to the test by starting #TrumpIsDead, which began trending on November 1  —  - A comedian intentionally started the claim, in what could be a test for Elon Musk.  — The claim was trending on Twitter.
Washington Post:
Internal email: Twitter appears to be rushing out a “high”-risk “Paywalled Video” feature, letting users charge to view their videos, with Twitter taking a cut  —  The tool would let video creators charge users for access.  The team working on it flagged big potential pitfalls.
Chelsey Cox / CNBC:
FinCEN: US financial firms processed ~$1.2B in likely ransomware payments in 2021, up almost 3x YoY; ~75% of H2 2021 ransomware incidents were linked to Russia  —  - U.S. banks and financial institutions processed more than $1 billion in potential ransomware-related payments in 2021.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Dropbox says hackers stole code and some API keys from 130 GitHub repositories via a phishing campaign, but its core apps and infrastructure were unaffected  —  Dropbox disclosed a security breach after threat actors stole 130 code repositories after gaining access to one of its GitHub …
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Elon Musk says Twitter will not reinstate banned accounts “until we have a clear process for doing so, which will take at least a few more weeks”  —  The pledge means that accounts including former president Donald Trump won't be allowed back online before the midterms
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Tumblr updates its community guidelines to allow nudity, mature subject matter, and sexual themes, but says sexually explicit acts “remain off-limits”  —  Tumblr has made an update it hinted at in September, changing its rules to allow nudity — but not sexually explicit images — on the platform.
Ewen Callaway / Nature:
Meta researchers create ESMFold, an LLM to predict the structures of 617M+ metagenomic proteins that is less accurate than DeepMind's AlphaFold but ~60x faster  —  When London-based Deep Mind unveiled predicted structures for some 220 million proteins this year, it covered nearly every protein from known organisms in DNA databases.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
AMD reports Q3 revenue up 29% YoY to $5.57B, vs. $5.62B est., net income down 93% YoY to $66M, and Client unit revenue down nearly 40% YoY due to weak PC sales  —  - Advanced Micro Devices issued fiscal third-quarter results that missed expectations.  — The chipmaker warned …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Source: Meta plans to end human curation of its UK Facebook News tab, contracted to a team of ~15 journalists at Upday, and switch to an AI system in early 2023  —  Meta plans to end human curation of the UK Facebook News tab, turning it into a fully automated product, Press Gazette has learned.
Washington Post:
Sources: the US is exploring whether it has legal authority to review Elon Musk's Twitter deal, which gives large foreign investors access to confidential data  —  Terms of the deal give large foreign investors access to confidential information about the social media platform
Raksha Kumar / Rest of World:
A look at the everyday sexism faced by Indian women working in tech; around 36% of India's 5M tech workers are women, of which 7% hold executive-level positions  —  Tech helped more Indian women join the workforce, but they're still fighting to be treated equally.
Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch:
Rewind, whose Mac app creates a searchable recording to help users find what they've seen, said, or heard, raised a $10M seed led by a16z at a $75M valuation  —  Apple's M1 and M2 chips give Optimizely co-founder a key in  —  While there have been quite a few attempts to disrupt search engines …

Sponsor Posts

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?
How Public Tech Companies De-risk Millions in Revenue Loss  —  Complex products and hybrid teams are today's major growth challenges.  With 50-70% of revenue driven by internal teams beyond sales, how is your org adapting?
Accelerate revenue with the Zoho Sign extension for Freshsales CRM  —  Moving between multiple apps to close a deal can be tiresome, and it's a source of aggravation for salespeople worldwide.
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:
Mon. 03/27 - SVB Finds A New Home
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 8:20 AM ET, November 2, 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

Andy Baio /

Earlier Picks

Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch: