July 8, 2023, 6:05 PM

Top News

Jay Peters / The Verge:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Less than two days after launch, Mark Zuckerberg says Threads signups reached 70M, which is “way beyond our expectations”  —  - Meta's new Twitter competitor Threads has exploded in growth in its first full day since its public debut Wednesday night, fueled by Instagram's already massive userbase.
Turner Novak / The Split:
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day:
How a TikTok-like algorithm and pay-to-play scheme ruined Twitter's complex but functional community, causing the social network to suddenly lose its vitality  —  NOTE: I'd been working on this piece on and off for a few weeks while trying to move to NYC and settle into my new apartment …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Twitter's biggest struggle is its arcane follower-based system, contrasted with TikTok's algorithmic feed that lets even users with no followers reach millions  —  A series of disastrous missteps over the past year has robbed Twitter of its relevance  —  Alex Pearlman, a stand-up comedian …
Sarah Wynn / The Block:
Gemini sues DCG and its founder; Cameron Winklevoss accuses Barry Silbert of being “the architect and mastermind of the DCG and Genesis fraud against creditors”  —  - Crypto exchange Gemini sued Digital Currency Group and its founder on Friday, accusing Barry Silbert of being …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
X Corp. sues Wachtell to recover most of the $90M fee the law firm received from Twitter for defeating Elon Musk's bid to walk away from his $44B Twitter buyout  —  Elon Musk has sued the elite law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to recover most of a $90 million fee it received from Twitter …
Filing: Google says Indian antitrust body CCI's ruling on Android market abuse is wrongly backed by Amazon's arguments that Google hindered Fire OS development  —  - Google has challenged India decision on Android market abuse  — India antitrust body wrongly backed Amazon arguments-Google
Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
BotDefense, a project run by volunteer Reddit mods to remove spam bots on big subreddits like r/gaming and /r/aww, quits over the site's “antagonistic actions”  —  Mod-made tool claims to have banned 144,926 spambot accounts.  —  The Reddit community is still reckoning …
Megan Tagami / Wall Street Journal:
Some US schools are piloting AI surveillance robots that can detect aggressive behavior in people, alert security, and more, amid growing gun violence concerns  —  When Lori Andrews attended her daughter's graduation at Santa Fe High School, she spotted a 5-foot-10, 400-pound robot roaming …
Twitter: @kylebrussell
Associated Press:
A judge orders NYC to temporarily delay new $17.96/hour minimum pay for gig workers pending a July 31 hearing, after Uber, DoorDash, and Grubhub sued the city  —  A judge Friday ordered New York City to temporarily delay new minimum pay standards for app-based food delivery workers …

Sponsor Posts

Sustainable from the ground up  —  Discover eco-friendly cloud solutions powered by advanced water-cooling technology.  Join a trusted cloud leader and transform your digital landscape.
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.
Kulkan Security:
Hire Kulkan as your penetration testing partner  —  Kulkan prioritizes deep-dive manual security reviews, dissecting your software and infrastructure to find issues that once remediated can truly reduce security risk.
What are no-code chatbots and how do you create them?  —  In recent years, businesses across multiple industries have been leveraging chatbots to step up their customer engagement.
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.
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:
(First Ones) Josh Wolfe Of Lux Capital
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 6:05 PM ET, July 8, 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

Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: