June 7, 2023, 3:25 PM

Top News

Wall Street Journal:
Investigations: Instagram helps connect and promote a vast network of accounts openly devoted to underage sex content; Meta plans to increase its controls  —  The Meta unit's systems for fostering communities have guided users to child-sex content; company says it is improving internal controls
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases a Game Porting Toolkit based on open-source platform Wine to translate DirectX 12 into Metal 3, a potentially massive step for Mac gaming  —  One of the new features in macOS Sonoma is Game Mode, which Apple claims improves gaming performance on Apple Silicon Macs.
Jessica Toonkel / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon plans to launch an ad-supported Prime Video tier and is talking with WBD and Paramount about adding their ad-based tiers to Prime Video Channels  —  Discussions come as ad buyers have been pushing for more access to premium shows and movies  —  Amazon is planning to launch …
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Apple details features coming to its services this fall, like offline maps and real-time EV charging availability in Maps and Collaborative Playlists in Music  —  New features are coming to Apple Music, Apple Maps and more  —  Following the launch of Apple's next operating systems for its devices …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Automattic launches Jetpack AI Assistant for and Jetpack-powered sites, letting users generate content, translate text into 12 languages, and more  —  Automattic, the company behind and the main contributor to the open-source WordPress project …
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Google Cloud partners with Mayo Clinic to test a service for making AI chatbots and search apps; Mayo created a tool that helps staff find patient data and more  —  - Google Cloud on Wednesday said Mayo Clinic is using a new generative AI search tool that lets companies create customized chatbots.
Alyssa Mercante / Kotaku:
A look at Twitch's new ad rules for branded content, a crucial source of income for creators; after an outcry, Twitch says the initial update was “overly broad”  —  'The top 100 streamers on Twitch just got told they're not allowed to make 80 percent of their revenue the way they're used to making it.'
Casey Newton / Platformer:
How Twitter, YouTube, and Meta gave up on removing lies about the 2020 US Presidential elections, after having briefly banded together to do the right thing  —  For a time, they fought the good fight — but not any more  —  I.  —  On tech platforms these days you can get away with just about anything …
The Athletic:
Sources: MLS and Apple discussed sharing new Season Pass subscriber revenue with Lionel Messi; on June 6, Apple unveiled a four-part Messi docuseries on TV+  —  Major League Soccer and Inter Miami are solidifying details around the potential signing of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Joe Tidy / BBC:
Clop tells the BBC, British Airways, Boots, and others to email the ransomware group or on June 14 the group will release the data stolen via the MOVEit hack  —  A prolific cyber crime gang thought to be based in Russia has issued an ultimatum to victims of a hack that has hit organisations around the world.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Mojang launches Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for ChromeOS, after early access in March 2023; the $20 game runs on Chromebooks from the past three years and more  —  It will run on any Chromebook from the last three years, as well as some other models.  —  Following an early access period …
Sequoia's plan for three VC firms represents a major shift due to rising US-China tensions and signals that China ties are a growing liability in Silicon Valley  —  Sequoia Capital's plan to split itself into three separate regional firms represents a major shift at one the world's foremost venture capital firms.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple makes iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS Sonoma developer betas free for anyone with an Apple ID, not just users with $99/year developer accounts  —  For years, access to the iOS developer beta and other developer builds has only been available through a $99/year developer account.
XDA Developers:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Court filing: the SEC asked a DC court to grant a temporary restraining order that would freeze assets tied to Binance.US' holding and operating companies  —  The filing comes a day after the SEC sued Binance.  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asked a court to grant …
Robert Armstrong / Financial Times:
Crypto is dangerous nonsense and should be regulated like smoking, gambling, or pyramid schemes, not granted the dignity of regulation under US securities law  —  But not for the reasons the exchanges think  —  This article is an on-site version of our Unhedged newsletter.
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: the EU is considering a mandatory ban on member states using equipment from Huawei and other companies deemed a security risk in their 5G networks  —  Brussels concerned lack of action by member states to bar high-risk companies threatens security of entire bloc

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.
How to maximize business benefits with intelligent integration & automation  —  This is a guest post by Jivrus.  Incorporating the right automation for effective business operations helps businesses manage tasks …
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 3:25 PM ET, June 7, 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

Earlier Picks

Maghan McDowell / Vogue Business:
Financial Times:
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Sabrina Ortiz / ZDNet: