May 6, 2023, 3:35 PM

Top News

Miles Kruppa / Wall Street Journal:
Documents: Google plans to make search more “visual, snackable, personal, and human”, incorporating short videos, social media posts, and conversations with AI  —  Changes aim to respond to queries that can't be easily answered by traditional ‘10 blue links’ web results
Matt Binder / Mashable:
An independent researcher's data shows that out of the ~150K Twitter Blue subscribers in November 2022, just ~68,157 were still subscribed on April 30  —  The early birds cancel their subscriptions.  —  Twitter Blue's struggles since its launch nearly six months ago are more severe than previously revealed, new data suggests.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Sources: the US DOJ is investigating if Binance was used to let Russians skirt US sanctions, alongside a probe into its alleged use to evade sanctions on Iran  —  The Justice Department is investigating whether Binance Holdings Ltd. was used illegally to let Russians skirt US sanctions …
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
AI text generators are quietly authoring more of the internet; more AI-generated books and personalized articles mean fewer clients buying human-written content  —  From recipes to product reviews to how-to books, artificial intelligence text generators are quietly authoring more and more of the internet.
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
A journalist recounts discovering that ByteDance surveilled her in 2022 after reporting on TikTok's staff troubles in London and wonders why she was targeted  —  The FT's Cristina Criddle on discovering she'd been surveilled by the controversial social media company
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Q&A with Vint Cerf, chief internet evangelist at Google and recipient of IEEE's Medal of Honor, on how Google has changed since 2005, the hazards of LLMs, more  —  “That's always an exciting place to be — a place where nobody's ever been before."  —  Vint Cerf has been a near-constant influence …
Lora Kelley / New York Times:
A profile of Roger Lee, who runs that has catalogued ~450,000 tech job cuts and that tracks compensation in tech job postings  —  Roger Lee has cataloged hundreds of thousands of tech job cuts on his site  He still believes the industry will “100 percent” bounce back.

Sponsor Posts

Escape Ingress/Egress Fees  —  Experience seamless multi-cloud solutions without ingress/egress constraints.  Optimize costs and pave the way for a sustainable digital future.
Standard Metrics:
Nail Portfolio Reviews, Board Meetings and LP Reporting  —  You didn't hire that Stanford grad to manage spreadsheets.  Automate VC portfolio reporting and free your talented team up to deliver portfolio insights.
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.
Mastering the marketing funnel with Zoho Forms  —  You have poured your heart and soul into crafting the perfect product or service.  It solves problems, meets the intended users' needs, and is undeniably awesome.
The Logan Bartlett Show:
EP 110: How Eric Glyman (CEO, Ramp) Runs One of The Fastest Growing Startups
A podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett, an investor at Redpoint Ventures, covering tech with industry insiders.
Subscribe to The Logan Bartlett Show!
Techmeme Ride Home:
Tue. 07/23 - Wiz Turns Down The Money
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 3:35 PM ET, May 6, 2023.

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

Wall Street Journal:
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:

Earlier Picks

Mengqi Sun / Wall Street Journal:
Harmeet Singh Walia / Counterpoint Research: