Techmeme
January 23, 2024, 6:40 AM

Top News

Cecilia D'Anastasio / Bloomberg:
Tencent-owned Riot Games plans to lay off 530 employees globally, or about 11% of staff, saying Riot “more than doubled in headcount” over the past few years  —  The cuts, which amount to about 11% of staff, were announced Monday in a blog post and letter to employees.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
MIT CSAIL study: only 23% of US wages paid to humans for doing vision tasks would be economically attractive to automate with AI, due to large upfront costs  —  Will AI automate human jobs, and — if so — which jobs and when?  —  That's the trio of questions a new research study …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The FTC orders Intuit to stop promoting its products as “free” unless they are actually free for all consumers, after an FTC judge found TurboTax ads misleading  —  Today, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered Intuit to stop promoting its software products and services as …
Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
HP says updates bricking printers with third-party cartridges protect users from possible embedded viruses, but security experts deem such a threat theoretical  —  “Our long-term objective is to make printing a subscription.”  —  Last Thursday, HP CEO Enrique Lores addressed …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Apple releases iOS 17.3, which adds a Stolen Device Protection feature, Apple Music collaborative playlists, support for streaming to more hotel TVs, and more  —  iOS 17.3 is out, and it comes with a new security feature that's supposed to prevent thieves from taking your iPhone and quickly taking …
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Sources: FTX sold 22M Grayscale Bitcoin Trust shares, worth nearly $1B, explaining the outflows after the US SEC approved 11 ETFs and BTC's price tumbling since  —  BTC's price has fallen since bitcoin ETFs were approved.  In theory, now that FTX is done selling its substantial holdings …
NBC News:
Following complaints and a recording, New Hampshire's AG probes fake Joe Biden robocalls, apparently artificially generated, that tell Democrats not to vote  —  The call, an apparent imitation or digital manipulation of the president's voice, says, “Voting this Tuesday only enables the Republicans …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple will pay up to 10% more per play in Apple Music royalties for tracks where a Spatial Audio version is available, starting with January's payouts  —  Apple Music is now encouraging artists with a financial incentive to make their music available in Spatial Audio, which offers …
Julia Love / Bloomberg:
Source: Alphabet's moonshot X lab is restructuring to make it easier to spin out projects as startups; sources say the unit is laying off dozens of employees  —  - X is the brainchild of Google founders Brin and Page  — Google's job cuts are part of a broader cost-efficiency push

Sponsor Posts

OVHcloud:
Escape Ingress/Egress Fees  —  Experience seamless multi-cloud solutions without ingress/egress constraints.  Optimize costs and pave the way for a sustainable digital future.
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.
Zoho:
Preparing for the EU's NIS2 Directive with Zoho's integrated security solutions stack  —  The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and with it, the threats posed by cybercriminals.
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.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Discover the top reporters on AI, VR, policy, and much more  —  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl to identify the most influential and prolific writers on 48 news topics.  Download reports immediately for just $100.
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:
Fri. 07/19 - The Big CrowdStrike Outage Explained
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 6:40 AM ET, January 23, 2024.

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

Tom Crowley / ABC:
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:

Earlier Picks

Emma Roth / The Verge:
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
Ariel Zilber / New York Post:
Jon Porter / The Verge: