Top RSS feeds from the world of technology:
- YC’s letter to founders, Apple’s folding device and the DOJ’s new stance on hackers - Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review, our newsletter where we wrap up many of the top stories to hit TechCrunch over the last seven days. The big thing this week, based on what people were reading most, were the details of a memo sent from Y Combi
- Welcome to The TechCrunch Podcast! - Welcome to the very first episode of The TechCrunch Podcast! Every week, the new TC podcast will dive into the biggest stories in tech, as told by the writers who penned them. We’ve been developing and iterating on the concept for many months
- This Week in Apps: Snapchat policy checkup, more Twitter deal drama, TikTok games - Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record number of downloads and consumer spending ac
- Everyone is drafting their own startup Black Swan memo - Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh, human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. “You can often pick up significant market share in an economic downturn by just staying alive,” top startu
- Europe’s deep tech depends on university spinouts - Deep tech has become a hot topic in Europe. One of the key arguments: European countries have great universities and talent. But how can academic talent translate into startups?
- Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo to Join Robert Pattinson in Bong Joon Ho's Sci-Fi Movie - Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo are set to join Robert Pattinson in Bong Joon Ho's upcoming sci-fi movie based on Edward Ashton's novel Mickey7.
- iFixit Prematurely Listed Every Steam Deck Replacement Part It Plans to Sell - iFixit prematurely revealed all the parts it plans to sell for the Steam Deck that will soon allow you to fix Valve's latest handheld by yourself, if you so choose.
- Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, and Others Set to Leave Saturday Night Live - Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney are all reportedly set to leave Saturday Night Live when its 47th season comes to a close on Saturday, May 21.
- NBC Reportedly Offered to Merge With EA - NBCUniversal reportedly approached Electronic Arts about merging the two companies together, but the proposal fell apart during its last month.
- TikTok Is Already Testing Games as Part of Its Service - TikTok is testing games in Vietnam and has plans to make a larger push into the gaming world.
- Researchers find backdoor lurking in WordPress plugin used by schools - If you've used School Management Pro, it's time to check your site, stat.
- Twitter deal leaves Elon Musk with no easy way out - Strength of $44B agreement comes into focus as Musk appears to have second thoughts.
- How we learned to break down barriers to machine learning - Dr. Nashlie Sephus schools us on how to get ML on your IT team's radar.
- New Bluetooth hack can unlock your Tesla—and all kinds of other devices - All it takes to hijack Bluetooth-secured devices is custom code and $100 in hardware.
- 2 vulnerabilities with 9.8 severity ratings are under exploit. A 3rd looms - Security flaws in VMware and F5's BIG-IP are being exploited by malicious hackers.
- Apple’s Mixed-Reality Glasses Enter Our Actual Reality - Plus: Some beefier Qualcomm Snapdragon chips are on the way, and the right-to-repair movement hits a speed bump.
- Google Won’t Shut Down Your Legacy G Suite Account After All - And you can even keep your custom email address! But you need to confirm that your account is for personal, not business, use—here’s how.
- North Korean IT Workers Are Infiltrating Tech Companies - Plus: The Conti ransomware gang shuts down, Canada bans Huawei and ZTE, and more of the week’s top security news.
- Texas Cites Clarence Thomas to Defend Its Social Media Law - As Big Tech tried to block the state’s ban on content moderation, Texas leaned on the US Supreme Court justice’s interpretation of free speech law.
- How to Migrate Your Newsletter From Substack to Buttondown - You don’t have to go with the big name in the email newsletter business. Here’s how to make the switch to a feature-rich alternative.
The New York Times Technology News
- Even Among Corporate Raiders, Elon Musk Is a Pirate - The world of deal making has always been rough and tumble. But Mr. Musk blows any predecessors away.
- Big Tech Is Getting Clobbered on Wall Street. It’s a Good Time for Them. - Flush with cash, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are positioned to emerge from a downturn stronger and more powerful. As usual.
- Tesla’s Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces - Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.
- How a Trash-Talking Crypto Founder Caused a $40 Billion Crash - Do Kwon, a South Korean entrepreneur, hyped the Luna and TerraUSD cryptocurrencies. Their failures have devastated some traders, though not the investment firms that cashed out early.
- WhatsApp Adds Commercial Services as Meta Seeks More Revenue - For a fee, the app will allow businesses to build a custom dashboard so they can chat with customers and offer customer services more easily.